Cannabis alchemist and author of many spirited books, including Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics and Apothecary Cocktails, Warren Bobrow, hails from New Jersey, where he still makes his home.
While his grandfather was one of the makers of Aqua Velva and Geritol, Bobrow started leaning toward cannabis as a teenager, which eventually led him away from the family circle.
Diagnosed with glaucoma, Bobrow turned his love for the herb into remedy in the state of New Jersey, which had just recently came on board for cannabis as medicine.
Glaucoma is progressive condition, passed down through generations, caused by a deterioration of the optic nerve, leading to high fluid pressure on the front part of the eye. The increased pressure damages the optic nerve that transmits images to the brain. While there is no cure and no warning signs early on, it’s only detected via a routine exam for glaucoma. If not managed properly it can lead to permanent blindness.
A paper published in the National Institute of Medicine’s site states that glaucoma patients who smoke cannabis have decreased intraocular pressure (IOP). This is due to the discovery of ocular cannabinoid receptors, prompting more studies on treating glaucoma with cannabis.
These findings make Bobrow’s smoking habit serious, keeping the pressure down and his spirits lifted. As he openly admits, he really likes the feeling of being high.
Interestingly enough, Bobrow doesn’t really consider himself a full-fledged patient, stating that he uses the herb mostly to de-stress. That said, distressing can also be done by taking a pharmaceutical, such as Valium, making chilling just for fun a highly debated subject.
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