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Cannabis Health Quick Fix

April 12th, 2017

Welcome to Cannabis Health Quick Fix, where every week we explore fast facts about cannabis! This week, we clear up that whole indica vs. sativa thing posthaste. Did you know? There are two main species of cannabis plant, and each one grows differently and is known for producing different effects when ingested. Indica, the shorter of the plants with the wide leaves, is known for its ability to affect the body, giving its users what’s been called a “couch lock” feeling. Indica strains typically provide a mellow experience that calms the mind and is excellent to use at nighttime. Sativa,... Read More

Cannabis Health Quick Fix

April 5th, 2017

Welcome to Cannabis Health Quick Fix, where every week we explore fast facts about cannabis! For the first installment, let’s talk weed and working out. Did you know? A marijuana high and what’s known as “runner’s high” (that amazing feeling you get when you’re flooded with endorphins during exercise) are not so different. It turns out that in addition to releasing those feel-good endorphins, exercise lays it down on the body’s endocannabinoid system in much the same way marijuana does. Apparently, when you exercise, the levels of human-produced cannabinoids rises, gifting you for... Read More

Two Sides of the Same Cannabis: Comparing THC and CBD

March 29th, 2017

Featured Photo Credit: Best CBD Oil  Though cannabis plays host to at least 85 different cannabinoids, there are two who tend to grab the most time in the spotlight: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). You’ve probably heard talk—or formed opinions yourself through careful research of your own—about preferences of marijuana users for certain strains that give them that amazing head high or, conversely, those who prefer a nice, mellow body buzz. These differences can be attributed to the makeup of a particular strain and its ratios of THC to CBD. Beyond the effect these two... Read More

4 Cannabis-Infused Snacks to Refuel Mind and Body on Your Next Hike

March 22nd, 2017

Featured Photo Credit: Leafly  Slipping on your hiking boots and hitting the trails is an excellent way to stay healthy, but it takes more than just a good pair of shoes to keep you going all day. Whether the hike is at a beginner’s pace or perhaps something more advanced, a mindfully made edible can enhance the experience by invigorating the senses and energizing the body with its healthy, natural ingredients. First, the cannabis-infused base you’re going to need for all of these recipes: cannabis oil. Coconut oil is an excellent choice when it comes to cannabis infusion due to its high fat... Read More

Up in Smoke: 5 Marijuana Myths It’s Time We Burn

March 15th, 2017

Featured Photo Credit: Toke Signals Even though it’s been proven—ahem, numerous times—that cannabis is champion for our health, there are still a few opinions holding strong about how it is bad for our bodies. Let’s explore five marijuana myths that remain in circulation today but have already been debunked by science. 1. Marijuana smoke is as damaging as cigarette smoke. Everybody knows how damaging cigarette smoke is: cancer, COPD, heart disease, stroke, potential stillbirths—the list goes on for miles. Marijuana smoke is often lumped in with cigarette smoke because it seems like... Read More

Drink to Your Health: Cannabis Tea for the Common Cold

March 8th, 2017

Featured Photo Credit: The Weed Blog I spent the majority of last week sick with a sore throat (a name that doesn’t quite do it justice as I felt it would be better described as nightmare throat or raging-baby-dragon-trapped-in-my throat), and I found myself wondering about cannabis teas. First, a couple of facts: Tea alone is packed with benefits for the body. There’s the antioxidants that protect the it from free radicals that can wreak havoc on our health, and let’s not forget about its association with weight loss and a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes. When ingested, such... Read More

What’s in a Name? That Which We Call a Cannabis Plant

March 1st, 2017

Bodies, right? They’re amazing. They’re weird. Fantastic. Puzzling. Beautiful. Gross. (I had to throw that last one in there because of the toddler-led education on bodily functions I’ve received over the last three years. #momlife) Bodies have been around so long that the names of all their parts have seemingly always been just the names of all their parts. We may not think about the fact that Fallopian tubes were named after the Italian anatomist, Gabriele Falloppio, who discovered them in the 16th century, or that the Eustachian tubes in the ears were named after the scientist—and fellow... Read More

Buds with Benefits: 5 Ways Marijuana Makes Us Healthier

February 21st, 2017

By now it’s no secret that there’s more to marijuana than meets the high. Not only can marijuana provide an enchanting recreational experience, but it also offers a myriad of health advantages to those who use it. Here are just five of the ways that the powerful cannabis plant benefits the body naturally.  1. It helps improve lung function. Yes, really. It may seem counterintuitive, but studies show that the use of marijuana actually improves lung function. The Journal of the American Medical Association published the findings of a longterm study that tested more than 5,000 adults... Read More