Minorities in Cannabis: A Brief Examination of African-Americans and Cannabis

By Anne-Marie Fischer | January 18, 2018

When the cannabis industry exploded to become the land of opportunity that it is today, we had the opportunity before us to ensure that this industry didn’t just replicate other industries in their imbalances in gender, color, background, class, and race. A fresh, clean slate allowed the cannabis space to […]

Does the US government really have a patent on medical cannabis?

By Susan Marks | January 8, 2018

Dear Nurse Susan, Is it true that the US government has a patent on marijuana for medical uses, yet classifies it and as a Schedule 1 drug and recently decided to rescind some of the federal protections for medical marijuana in legal states, or is this more “fake news”? Thank […]

Cannabis Research: Why You Shouldn’t Believe All You Read

By Anne-Marie Fischer | January 8, 2018

We’re now used to hearing the call for “more research” in the ongoing struggle to legalize cannabis. It’s often a chicken and egg situation where the forces that be don’t want to legalize cannabis due to the lack of research, and the lack of research is due to the status […]

Moms of Autistic Children are Advocating for Medical Cannabis Access

By Anne-Marie Fischer | December 19, 2017

“It seemed like a miracle,” Marie Myung-Ok Lee said when her autistic son became the first medical cannabis patient in Rhode Island at 9-years old.  After witnessing her son struggle with his form of autism that included violent rages and self-harming, their approach to medical cannabis “left him clear-eyed and […]

Why is Cannabis a Schedule 1 Drug?

By Susan Marks | December 11, 2017

Dear Nurse Susan, Cannabis (marijuana) is a Schedule 1 drug, according to the US Government, which states it is highly addictive with no medical applications. However, a lot of publications say it is only mildly addictive, similar to coffee. If that is true, then shouldn’t caffeine also be considered a […]

Oov Holiday Shopping Guide

By Anne-Marie Fischer | December 6, 2017

  If you have a ganja goddess in your life, one way to put a smile on her face is to give her a stylish, unique gift that highlights the canna-queen in her. This gift guide has been curated with the confident and proud cannabis-loving woman in mind. We chose […]

Introducing “Dear Nurse Susan”

By | November 27, 2017

We are proud to announce an incredible addition to the Oov Team and an amazing offering for our readers and community.   Susan Marks is a cannabis nurse and educator. She brings over thirty years of health care experience to working with medical patients who want to include cannabis therapeutics in […]

Oov Swag

By | November 20, 2017

Visit our Shop So you’ve heard us talk about collaboration over competition in many forms and over various social outlets.  We practice what we preach at Oov and will always support any and all female run businesses, regardless of what space they occupy.  Even if we are sharing the same […]

A Sexy Collaboration…

By | October 16, 2017

Chelsea and I met a few months ago in San Rafael at a local coffee shop.  She had reached out to me via Instagram – and being the eager networker that I am, I couldn’t wait to meet her! We hit it off immediately.  We talked about our backgrounds and […]