Patient Profiles


Healing Back Pain with Medical Marijuana in Illinois Healing Back Pain with Medical Marijuana in Illinois Healing Back Pain with Medical Marijuana in Illinois Healing Back Pain with Medical Marijuana in Illinois


Though medical marijuana has been legal in Illinois since 2013, the state wasn’t quick to embrace it. Here is one man's account of...

Healing Brain Injuries with Cannabis Healing Brain Injuries with Cannabis Healing Brain Injuries with Cannabis Healing Brain Injuries with Cannabis


Treating brain injuries with cannabis is a somewhat controversial practice, but there is a growing body of evidence that it could actually...

The Story Behind Whoopi & Maya's Specialty Cannabis Products for Women The Story Behind Whoopi & Maya's Specialty Cannabis Products for Women The Story Behind Whoopi & Maya's Specialty Cannabis Products for Women The Story Behind Whoopi & Maya's Specialty Cannabis Products for Women


Canna-innovators Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Elisabeth teamed up to develop a specialty line just for women’s menstruation cycles and not only...

Original Nectar: Healing for the Greater Good Original Nectar: Healing for the Greater Good Original Nectar: Healing for the Greater Good Original Nectar: Healing for the Greater Good


Barry Herzberg, founder and co-owner of Original Nectar, a cannabis extraction and product manufacturer in San Diego, California, is an...

Tweed's Artist in Residence: Ezra Soiferman Tweed's Artist in Residence: Ezra Soiferman Tweed's Artist in Residence: Ezra Soiferman Tweed's Artist in Residence: Ezra Soiferman


Ezra Soiferman's longstanding fascination with cannabis has translated into a unique role within the industry as the first...

Interview: How Cannabis is Helping People Overcome Opioid Addiction Interview: How Cannabis is Helping People Overcome Opioid Addiction Interview: How Cannabis is Helping People Overcome Opioid Addiction Interview: How Cannabis is Helping People Overcome Opioid Addiction


Opioid consumption in the US has reached such an alarming level that experts are talking about in terms of being a pandemic. Some have...

Jim McAlpine Clears the Air on Cannabis Jim McAlpine Clears the Air on Cannabis Jim McAlpine Clears the Air on Cannabis Jim McAlpine Clears the Air on Cannabis


An advocate of cannabis for all the right reasons, 420 Games founder Jim McAlpine is on a mission to promote the fact that marijuana can be...

Is a State-regulated Marijuana Industry Displacing MMJ Users In Washington? Is a State-regulated Marijuana Industry Displacing MMJ Users In Washington? Is a State-regulated Marijuana Industry Displacing MMJ Users In Washington? Is a State-regulated Marijuana Industry Displacing MMJ Users In Washington?


When recreational marijuana use was legalized in Washington in July 2016, existing MMJ dispensaries were closed and stricter limits were...

How Jennifer Huse Beat a Cancer Diagnosis Using Rick Simpson Oil How Jennifer Huse Beat a Cancer Diagnosis Using Rick Simpson Oil How Jennifer Huse Beat a Cancer Diagnosis Using Rick Simpson Oil How Jennifer Huse Beat a Cancer Diagnosis Using Rick Simpson Oil


After being diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, doctors recommended to Jennifer Huse that she undergo a hysterectomy to prevent cancer....

Weed Traveler: The 420 Games in La La Land Weed Traveler: The 420 Games in La La Land Weed Traveler: The 420 Games in La La Land Weed Traveler: The 420 Games in La La Land


Kicking off her Weed Traveler series for Hydrolife, Sharon Letts attended the 420 Games in Los Angeles to see what they were all about.

Legal Weed: A Musician’s Canna-Comeback Tour Legal Weed: A Musician’s Canna-Comeback Tour Legal Weed: A Musician’s Canna-Comeback Tour Legal Weed: A Musician’s Canna-Comeback Tour


Mark M. Ward, front man of Massachusetts heavy metal band Synthetic Mindset, recounts the story of how cannabis brought him out of a...

Soaking in a Little Sunshine: Sunboldt Grown Cooperative Soaking in a Little Sunshine: Sunboldt Grown Cooperative Soaking in a Little Sunshine: Sunboldt Grown Cooperative Soaking in a Little Sunshine: Sunboldt Grown Cooperative


Why is the Emerald Triangle a leader in growing quality cannabis? Sunshine Johnston takes Hydrolife writer Sharon Letts on a tour of...

The Plant That Saved My Life: Brett Strauss Shares his Experience with Medical Cannabis The Plant That Saved My Life: Brett Strauss Shares his Experience with Medical Cannabis The Plant That Saved My Life: Brett Strauss Shares his Experience with Medical Cannabis The Plant That Saved My Life: Brett Strauss Shares his Experience with Medical Cannabis


After two-time cancer survivor Brett Strauss experienced the medicinal benefits of cannabis firsthand, he immediately sprang into action,...

Illegally Alive: How Cannabis Helped Save Coltyn Turner Illegally Alive: How Cannabis Helped Save Coltyn Turner Illegally Alive: How Cannabis Helped Save Coltyn Turner Illegally Alive: How Cannabis Helped Save Coltyn Turner


Three years ago, 16-year-old Coltyn Turner was in constant pain, had withdrawn from social interactions, and was often wheelchair-bound.

Canna We All Be Happy? Joanna Clifton’s Story Canna We All Be Happy? Joanna Clifton’s Story Canna We All Be Happy? Joanna Clifton’s Story Canna We All Be Happy? Joanna Clifton’s Story


In pain, numb and depressed, Joanna Clifton spent years feeling unfulfilled and emotionless. She eventually turned to cannabis oil to ease...

Highest Comic Standing: Ryan Bourassa Highest Comic Standing: Ryan Bourassa Highest Comic Standing: Ryan Bourassa Highest Comic Standing: Ryan Bourassa


Ryan Bourassa, a 28-year-old stand-up comedian currently performing open-mic nights in Las Vegas, went from being a straight-edge most of...

Dispensary Profile: The Green Cross Dispensary Profile: The Green Cross Dispensary Profile: The Green Cross Dispensary Profile: The Green Cross


With medicinal marijuana gaining acceptance in California and across the United States, the future is less hazy for dispensaries like The...

California Dreaming: Why the Golden State Said Yes to Cannabis California Dreaming: Why the Golden State Said Yes to Cannabis California Dreaming: Why the Golden State Said Yes to Cannabis California Dreaming: Why the Golden State Said Yes to Cannabis


Sharon Letts examines what the future holds for the cannabis industry in California and beyond.

Seeking a Milder Dose: More Medical Marijuana Patients are Opting to Grow Their Own Seeking a Milder Dose: More Medical Marijuana Patients are Opting to Grow Their Own Seeking a Milder Dose: More Medical Marijuana Patients are Opting to Grow Their Own Seeking a Milder Dose: More Medical Marijuana Patients are Opting to Grow Their Own


It's no surprise that more people are starting to grow cannabis in order to explore its medicinal or recreational properties.