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How To Have The Marijuana Conversation This Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, take the time to truly count your blessings. If you are a cannabis consumer, be thankful that you are among the majority of Americans that live in a state where there is some form of legal marijuana —whether it be recreational, medical or CBD only. There are now 10 states, plus Washington DC, that allow adults to use marijuana recreationally, and 32 states that offer marijuana for medical purposes to qualifying patients. Many of these are among the nation’s most populated states. Despite this bit of good news, it still can be difficult to have the “marijuana talk” with those family members who are wary of these progressive new laws. Thanksgiving and politics don’t mix, but if the subject of marijuana legalization comes up around the Thanksgiving dinner table...

Top 5 CBD Products for Chronic Pain

CBD products offer scores of medical benefits. It is so effective in treating certain conditions, it has caught the attention of Big Pharma where R&D is studying the mechanics of action to create FDA acceptable medications. G.W. Pharmaceuticals’ Epidolex®, for example, is now available in all states for treatment of rare forms of recalcitrant epilepsy and seizures attached to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome—albeit at an enormous price. Because CBD products have no or a minimal trace of THC, there is no psychoactive element to concern users. The THC is either minuscule in certain cannabis strains or processed out of the source. Top 5 CBD products for chronic pain 1.  CBD Oil manages pain for several reasons. It has properties that reduce inflammation, pain-related anxiety, and an entourage effe...

How To Be Creative With Weed This Holiday Season

The holiday season is well and truly upon us now, and for so many, this is hardly a time to celebrate. It’s a time full of obligations, anxieties and last minute Christmas shopping. Yikes! Consider yourself to be one of those holiday haters that everybody hates for hating the holidays? Never mind! We have a herbal remedy for that condition. Adding Mary Jane to the menu during the holiday season is a way to be creative. It’s a way to make what would otherwise be very stressful a lot of fun and kind of funny!   There’s no harm in making the holiday season a little bit merrier with weed. We really believe in that. Whether it’s something new to bake, a stoner gift idea or some strain recommendations, we have you covered!   Strains to take the edge off this holiday season Let’s be hon...

High-CBD Strains to Try for Your Medical Conditions

Smoking and vaping cannabis are popular methods of administering medical cannabis. The cannabinoids are easily absorbed into the bloodstream, and the delivery of effects is fast. While these methods offer the fastest relief from symptoms, there are some patients who just can’t tolerate the high THC content found in many cannabis strains. Fortunately, there are several strains that yield a very high CBD content. With these high-CBD strains, they can still receive the health benefits of cannabis without suffering too much from its adverse side effects. Top Six Strains with the Highest CBD Levels Below are some of the high-CBD strains you can try for your medical conditions: Harlequin Harlequin is a Sativa-dominant hybrid and was created by crossing three strains. These are the Swiss landrace...

5 Types Of Marijuana To Help Ease You Into Daylight Savings

Studies show that the one-hour time difference inflicted upon us by Daylight Savings can result in triggering underlying health issues and cause an excess of tiredness afterwards. The below strains were chosen to help you either go to bed early the night before or clear your head in the days following. Afghan Kush This heavy indica, lauded for its high resin production and the body high it contributes is a great cultivar to have you getting sleepy, very sleepy. The near hypnotic effects are also great for easing aches and pains that may crop up at the end of the day and thus also make it easier to catch some Z’s. Another benefit is its relaxing properties. Pure Afghan strains are often used to combat severe anxiety, so no need to stress about about the impending DST. God’s Gift A perfect m...

Saying “No” to Stereotypes About Aging

The Benefits of a Positive Outlook on Aging It’s no secret that seniors face an uphill battle when it comes to stereotypes about their age. However, long gone are the days of the stereotypical “old person.” Today’s seniors are redefining what it means to age well and research is backing up their attitudes, showing that a positive outlook has many benefits – including a decreased risk of dementia and greater longevity. A recent study surveyed more than 500,000 Americans online and found that as people age, they continue to feel younger. William Chopik, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University and lead researcher, says, “60-year-olds felt like they were 46. 70-year-olds felt like they were 53. 80-year-olds felt like they were 65… People know that they are aging, ...

10 Healthy Habits for Seniors to Keep

10 Healthy Habits for Seniors Dental check-ups, medications, physicals – the list of a senior’s health needs go on. Not to mention, a caregiver’s health may suffer in the midst of putting a senior’s health first. How can you make yourself more aware of a senior’s health requirements, especially a senior with chronic illnesses or other serious health issues? People who had good healthy habits when they were younger tend to become healthy seniors, but it is never too late. Good health habits can make a difference even to seniors who are prone to illness or have not made their health a priority in the past. Consider these 10 tips for keeping up with the health needs of a parent or senior loved one: 1. Eat healthy. The digestive system slows down with age, so high-fiber fruits, vegetables and ...

What’s the Best CBD Dosage?

Whether you’re a first-time user or an experienced user, understanding how CBD works and how to use it can be somewhat confusing, especially since the industry is so new. Every day, we answer dozens of questions from our readers, but one of the most frequently asked by first-time users and experienced users alike is: What’s the best CBD dosage? While there are tons of articles about the benefits of CBD, there are few about properly dosing CBD. To make things more confusing, unlike with other supplements, The FDA has not created a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for CBD, which means CBD does not have an official serving size. Because of this, consumers are blindly estimating their dosages based on recommendations from brands and companies they buy their CBD from. Or even worse… friends who a...

Can Cannabis Be Aged Like Wine and Whiskey?

I’m at the cannabis version of a wine tasting, and 30 seconds into the process I’ve committed a faux pas along the lines of spilling a well-aged Bordeaux all over myself. “I recommend taking a smaller hit,” says one of my colleagues as I expel the ridiculously large cloud of marijuana smoke I just accidentally inhaled through a half-cough, half-snarf. Often, smoking marijuana involves taking big hits. But here in this slickly appointed downtown apartment in Denver, it’s all about taking small, subtle pulls from the sleek glass pipes arrayed on the coffee table before me, to sample the subtle flavor notes of the offerings without getting way too high. As someone who hardly smokes pot at all, I clearly don’t know how to do that. I better figure out how to do so fast, since I’m here with repr...

Staying Healthy and Saving This Fall Season for Seniors

Be Active, Be Healthy and Be Safe! Autumn provides more than just falling leaves and dropping temperatures. The change of seasons from summer to fall can also bring changes to your health. “Fall is the peak time for viral illness, particularly influenza,” said Bob Tucker, a qualified dementia care provider (QDCP) and co-owner of Northbrook-based Senior Helpers serving the north and northwest suburbs to the Wisconsin border. “Viruses are easily transmitted between people and are particularly dangerous for the elderly. One thing seniors should do is get a flu shot.” Researchers know that when seasons change, a different group of viruses seem to flourish, which is why people get sick. Some viruses seem to flourish in cooler weather, possibly giving you a cold or worse ...

8 Ways To Celebrate Halloween With And Without Marijuana

October rules. Depending on where you live, there’s the spectacular changing of the leaves and no matter where you live fall flavors and activities abound. Warm weather lingers, sipping hot apple cider on cooler evenings, and apple pie ice cream at your local parlor all evoke October, but the best, best part of the month is its final, spooky days. Here’s some ideas on what to do in celebration. Visit a haunted house or asylum It seems that every town, no matter how big or how small, there’s an old, broken down insane asylum, haunted house, scary old graveyard or deep dark forest to explore. The dusk of an October day is the perfect time to catch the long shadows cast, the roaming black cats and perhaps hear the howling of what might be the wind. These types of freaky things are best done w...

Rhode Island Expands CBD Law to Include Autism

Rhode Island Expands CBD Law to Include Autism   Medical marijuana laws, while more common in the United States today than they were twenty years ago, are still a patchwork of laws where one person qualifies for a needed medicine in one state and not the next. Rhode Island is a state with a rather limited medical marijuana program compared to most states – but they took a positive step forward recently when they made the decision to approve a petition to include autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, with a recommendation to start with CBD based products. “The Department of Health has announced that Rhode Island families can now access medical marijuana to treat autism. The decision was issued this week after a petition was filed in April to ad...