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6 Festive Fall Activites For Seniors

Fall is here, the leaves are changing color After a hot summer, it’s refreshing to feel the crisp fall air and watch the leaves change color. To celebrate the new season, we’ve rounded up 6 festive activity ideas that you can enjoy with your older adult. They’re all simple, inexpensive, and fun!   1. Get creative & enjoy fall-themed coloring pages Coloring is an activity that everyone can enjoy, from the very young to the very old, both in groups or as a solo activity. As an added bonus, psychologists say that coloring has stress-busting abilities similar to meditating. There are hundreds of free, fall-themed coloring pages available online, here are some of our favorites: Autumn scenes with people, trees/leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, and squirrels More fall scenes, especially app...

Struggling Pumpkin Farmers Turn to the Cannabis Industry

For many people living in Half Moon Bay, California, the city is the “pumpkin capital of the world.” Even so, growing pumpkins and selling them for a couple months each year may not be enough activity to support the local economy. That’s why the city is looking at expanding cannabis cultivation in the area. Now, if a new measure passes next month, pumpkin farmers would be able to make a smooth transition to also growing weed. Pumpkin Farming to Cannabis Farming In November, Half Moon Bay residents will vote on a series of local proposals. Several of them have to do with legal marijuana. For starters, there’s Measure AA. This one introduces a new tax on everything related to the legal cannabis industry. That includes cultivation, production, and point of sale. Then there’s Measure GG. This ...

5 Proven Reasons Why You Should Consume Cannabis Before Bed

It’s common for people to use marijuana before bed time, whether out of habit or necessity. Now, research on marijuana and sleep helps explain why. Besides easing insomnia, marijuana seems to have a wide range of effects on sleep. This is because chemicals in marijuana, known as cannabinoids, actually mimic the activity of chemicals found naturally in the brain. These chemicals and their biological pathways make up the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating sleep, among other things. Likewise, research shows that marijuana can also have a direct impact on sleep. Here’s 5 of the most important effects that studies have identified so far. 1. Easier Falling Asleep In a small study published in 1973, THC reduced the time it took for 9 subjects with insomnia to fall ...

Knowing Your Cannabis Social Etiquette

One of the great things about stoners, both pot professionals and occasional users, is that they’re generally amiable people. They may have their social quirks like anyone else, but if need be, those quirks and tendencies can be quelled with a little lesson on the etiquette of cannabis use. It is definitely a thing. First things first, don’t bogart that joint, my friend. We all know the rule of puff, puff pass, but, even if your story is the most engaging piece of oratory in the room, don’t hold the joint hostage while you tell it. In fact, you can pause for effect, punctuating a point, with a strategic and gracious hit and hand off. Once you’re done with that joint, go to the bathroom and freshen up before going back out into the world. There’s nothing shameful or that needs to be hidden ...

8 Ways to Save Money When Buying Cannabis at Dispensaries

The price of cannabis at dispensaries shouldn’t surprise you. Word of mouth has spread the problem since the first legal dispensaries opened. The prices include huge tax burdens, but there’s nothing new about that. In the runup to legalization, the cost issues filled the news and political debate. With more states authorizing sales, more customers are hitting the wall of high prices, and they’re looking for ways around the problem. As more states authorize sales, some of the pricing issues will shake out. Suppliers will merge, acquire, or sell out. And, the largest producers will make deals where economies of scale make sense. Evolving farm and production methods will lower the wholesale price. And, heartier breeding will create cost-efficient cannabis strains at the risk of homogenization...

10 Reasons Why You Should Try CBD Gummies

 CBD gummies and edibles have become monumentally popular in recent times due to positive results concerning the medical benefits of cannabis. These gummies are not another health fad or candy, but instead they’re the tastiest way to enjoy the natural benefits of cannabis without experiencing a high. CBD gummies and edibles are also legal in every state. Need more convincing on why you should try them? Here are 10 reasons why you should stop what you’re doing and treat yourself to this natural CBD goodness! CBD Gummies Won’t Get You High What are CBD edibles? Why don’t these gummies get you high? These are common questions that people just like you ask themselves before they give CBD gummies and edibles a try. You may have heard that CBD provides natural health benefits, but some people ar...

What Impact Can Marijuana Have On Your Golf Game?

Sometimes you just need to clap your hands when someone answer one of those vexing questions plaguing the universe—what happens when you smoke weed and play golf? How the fine folks behind Golf Digest’s The Loop found the answer might surprise you. Just kidding. They got three dudes progressively higher as they shot some golf balls. Using each golfer’s handicaps, The Loop broke down the three men by three categories: Advanced, Amateur, and Casual. They ran the trio through three drills that every golfer has ran through at some point. Driving range, Closest to the Pin, and Putting. First the men were asked to run through the drills sober to get a base line on their various skills. “When you smoke cannabis, you might see them start to relax, and the performance might actually get better,” Dr...

SENIOR RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS 2018

If you don’t feel like cooking be sure to turn to these places for good senior dining deals. From fast food to steak restaurants, our compiled restaurant list will definitely help you make your choice. Keep in mind that deals may vary at participating locations and can change without notice. ■ McDonald’s: discounts on coffee and beverages (55+) ■ Whataburger: free drink with purchase of a meal, depending on location (55+) ■ Wendy’s: give free coffee or other discounts depending on location ■ Piccadilly Cafeteria – 10% discount with “Prime Time for Seniors” card ■ IHOP – 10% discount (55+) and a menu for people aged 55 and over at participating locations ■ Golden Corral: Senior discount varies by location ■ Krispy Kreme Senior Discount: 10% off (50+) (age and discount varies depending on lo...

Cannabis Smokers 45% Less Likely To Get Bladder Cancer

Cannabis users were 45 percent less likely to contract bladder cancer than their more abstemious peers, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) – a branch of the National Institutes for Health. The NCI study examined 82,050 men of different ages and socioeconomic backgrounds from 2002-2003 with the purpose of discovering any links between smoking tobacco and smoking marijuana and the risk of bladder cancer. Researchers followed up with the respondents 11 years later. Just over 40 percent of those surveyed said they had used marijuana compared to 57 percent who said the same of tobacco. The report found that “cannabis and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies.”

9 Life-Improving Ways to use CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is all the rage in alternative treatment, and tons of people are using CBD products as an alternative to prescription medications and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. But what is CBD? CBD is a natural cannabinoid compound found in the hemp plant, although, unlike other cannabinoids, CBD is non-intoxicating. That means, it doesn’t produce a “high” or impair motor functions. It does, however, have many medical benefits by interacting with the body’s own, natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). What are some of the benefits of CBD oils? Check out nine of the most popular ways people are replacing harmful prescription drugs with cannabidiol. 1. CBD For Anxiety and Depression Anxiety and depression are some of the most common disorders affecting North Americans. Millions of people ...

BREAKING NEWS: New Health Benefits of Cannabis

New Health Benefits of Cannabis   For a long time, it wasn’t easy to study cannabis and what it does for health. Recently, now that we can observe how cannabis impacts patients, we have learned a lot more. Here are a few recent findings about the miracles of cannabis.   Cannabis Use Probably Doesn’t Increase the Risk of Lung Cancer According to Business Insider, cannabis can have harmful effects on the lungs if smoked, and it is better to vape or ingest. However, it is probably not linked with lung cancer risks, the way cigarette smoking is.   Cannabis Helps Relieve Pain This one may be old news, especially to those who have been medicating with cannabis forever. But now that we are doing more studies and tests, according to Business Insider, it is clear that cannabis really...

Cannabis and Mental Health

Cannabis and Mental Health   Often, we spend tons of time tending to our physical health, dieting, grooming and exercising. But with hectic schedules that balance work and social lives with self-care, it can be easy to neglect mental health. Here are a few ways to make sure you are tending to that aspect of self-care as well.   Depression If you notice you are feeling depressed for longer periods of time, and for no reason at all, you may be suffering from depression. If you are over or under-eating or having issues with too much or too little sleep, this may especially be the case. See a doctor if you are suffering, and talk to them about trying medication or seeking permanent therapy. Leafly suggests that mild cannabis use can also help some with their depression symptoms. Make...

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