Freedom Ahn

Journalist, Author

Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan

Freedom Ahn

Award-Winning Freelance Journalist & Best-Selling Author


The Human Endocannabinoid System

Our bodies naturally create compounds called endocannabinoids. And when we use cannabis, the cannabinoids present in the plant—including, but not limited to THC—engage a large network of cell receptors in our bodies that are part of something called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Parts of the Endocannabinoid System The ECS is comprised of three main parts; receptors found on the surface of the cells; naturally occurring molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors called endocannabinoids; and the enzymes that help break down the endocannabinoids after they’ve been used. Cannabinoid Receptors Cannabinoid receptors rest on the surface of cells and are constantly receiving information about the conditions surrounding the cell. They pass on that information to the cell’s interior, triggering an appropriate cellular-level response. These receptors are the messengers that tell your body how to respond to certain situations (and when to cease activity). This helps our bodies maintain something called ‘homeostasis,’ which is another way of describing our body in optimal balance or a stable internal environment. An ECS in balance is believed to play a role in the establishment of overall health and prevention of certain conditions When there is a disruption in our ECS, it can cause an imbalance pushing our body out of homeostasis. That imbalance, referred to as “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency,” is believed to be a contributing factor for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia.
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Can Cannabis Treat Glaucoma?

In July of 2015, Alice Donahue* reluctantly spent an afternoon at her doctor’s office. The 54-year old Fredericton mother of three had been experiencing blurred vision and headaches, but dismissed her symptoms as merely “finally needing glasses.” She would’ve skipped the visit altogether, but her husband insisted. “I wasn’t expecting glaucoma,” she says. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease often characterized by a painful increase in pressure within the eye. It can lead to vision loss, total blindness, and in severe cases, removal of the affected eye. Glaucoma ranks as the world’s second leading cause of irreversible blindness. It is estimated that more than 250,000 Canadians suffer from the disease. Fortunately, blindness is no longer the inevitable outcome of a glaucoma diagnosis. With early detection and medical attention, significant vision loss can often be prevented. Some patients report success treating their glaucoma symptoms with cannabis, although the practice is not without controversy.
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5 Instant Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Medical ailments can be a real downer and really get in the way of living a life. Aches and pains, stress, headaches all impact your quality of life. But why suffer when marijuana can provide instant relief? Here are 5 ailments that marijuana can help you deal with as soon as you consume. This one may be a kind of a big “duh”, but consuming cannabis can help reduce stress levels.

Top Five Best Marijuana Strains for Overcoming Insomnia

There are many reasons for using medical marijuana, but insomnia is a common reason that we hear from many of our customers. Luckily, the relaxing effects of indica strains are especially helpful for combating sleeplessness, making these generally the best strains for insomnia. So if it’s 3 o’clock in the morning and you’re researching the best strain for insomnia, rest easy.

Learn the Many Uses of CBD Oil

Pure CBD oil is becoming more and more popular because you can get all the benefits without having to smoke at all. CBD oils in Colorado are used for a wide range of health complaints or just to promote general well being. CBD is a specialized oil made from the flowers of the cannabis plant. This gives it a high concentration of cannabidiol, one of the most important active ingredients in all cannabis.

National Cannabis Legalization Update

2017 is coming to a close and there are more than a handful of states that currently allow for the legal purchase and consumption of recreational marijuana, and even more on board for medical marijuana. But now that the elections are over for 2016, the focus is on, what’s next. We saw states like Massachusetts and Maine vote for the end of marijuana prohibition, in 2016, and now many of their neighbors are poised to follow.


Freedom Ahn

Freedom Ahn Chevalier is a cultural anthropologist (practical) and journalist specializing in traditional and contemporary Japanese culture and society. She has extensive experience working with domestic and international businesses, trade, digital, & print media publications covering a wide array of topics including business, finance, culture, politics, environment, conservation, and more.

She has written about technologies such as drones, crypto-, digital, & virtual currency, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cyber security, and more.

She is also the founder and senior copywriter at WriteAhn - a B2B and B2C digital marketing agency whose specialties include business operations, human resources, finance, C-suite recruiting, talent management, productivity, and workforce issues, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, tax issues, investor relations, recruiting.

Freedom has been all over the world in publications including The Independent, Huffington Post, The Telegraph (UK), The Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Jerusalem Post to name just a few.

She is the daughter of a French chef and has a keen interest in food, with several of her original recipes winning national and international awards.

She resides a few minutes south of Detroit, Michigan with her husband, their three Japanese dogs, and four French cats.



  • East Asia
  • Korean Culture
  • Japanese Culture
  • Journalism