• Can I Eat the Cannabis Flower?

    With the significant demand for edibles in states where medical or recreational marijuana laws allow for consumption, many people may be asking, “So if edibles are all the rage, why can’t I just cut to the chase and eat the flower?” It is tempting to make things simple, and it seems like it would make sense to be able to eat the bud in its raw state the way we might crunch into an uncooked carrot, but there are some good reasons why you might want to give more thought as to how you consume raw marijuana flower. Those reasons are mainly based on ensuring a pleasurable culinary experience and…

  • Can I Get Fired for Being High?

    If you have a job, a government job, or a job in the private sector, you want to make sure that you do nothing to jeopardize that position. But that includes understanding what rights you have, how you might get tested for marijuana use at work, and whether or not your job is safe if you choose to smoke recreationally or with a prescription. There has been a great deal of publicity regarding the approval of recreational marijuana in multiple states. But it is important not to confuse the legality of smoking with the freedom to do it whenever and wherever you choose. Think of it like drinking. If you…

  • How to tell if someone is high?

    As the cannabis industry booms, cannabis users, law enforcement officers, parents, and business stakeholders are all revisiting the issue of marijuana use detection. Some parents are concerned about a child who may be using too much cannabis and want to know the signs of use (or confirm them) in order to keep that loved one safe. In professional and law enforcement circles, policies and practices exist to detect marijuana use even as legislation of medical and/or recreational marijuana evolves. This article will explore some physical and behavioral signs of a person under the influence of cannabis as well as the latest technologies used for detection. Everyone is affected differently by…

  • What to expect first time at a dispensary

    For anyone who is curious about cannabis doesn’t know what to expect going into a dispensary, this article is here to help. Dispensaries might be legal where you live but actually stepping foot inside of one can be intimidating especially if you don’t know what to expect for your first visit. First of all, as long as you are over 21 and the dispensary in question has a state-approved license to operate, you can just walk right in. However, no children are allowed with you if they are underage under any circumstances. It doesn’t matter if you are a medical card carrier or you work at the dispensary. Only those…

  • What to do when you feel to high?

    Those new to imbibing cannabis express concern over getting too high. Like the use of alcohol, food, or anything else, moderation is best, and cannabis use is a beautiful experience that is best slowly cherished. Nevertheless, it is good to know what to do if you ever find yourself feeling overcome and worried about your physical state. To put things in perspective, you would need lots of time to ingest dangerous amounts of weed. Most weed smokers or those who prefer taking edibles are active people who enjoy the herb and then go on with their day. You would really have to sit at home all day with ample amounts…

  • What are the Short Term Effects of Marijuana Use? And How Do I Avoid Dry Eye and Cotton Mouth?

    For many users, cannabis is a blessing, whether they use it for recreational or medical purposes. It can help one be more relaxed, receptive, and creative. In terms of medical reasons, weed improves a slew of health conditions. But what about the negative effects? What should you consider if you want to start using cannabis or already using it? Here are some of the most common physical complaints users cite. Fear not, these problems are easy to fix, and you can focus on enjoying that buzz instead of being distracted by those annoying dry eye or cotton mouth syndromes! One common side effect is “dry eye.” You may feel like…

  • What kind of cannabis should I use with my partner?

    The couple that tokes together stays together! Enjoying weed together—whether you smoke, vape, or enjoy edibles—can be a very intimate experience. Weed can add a little excitement to a relationship and bring a couple closer. Even if you are engaging in your typical Saturday routine such as gardening, exercising, or napping, cannabis use with your loved one can enhance your time together. Users suggest different strains for different effects. For example, indica strains produce a heightened sensation of overall body relaxation; users describe it as a pleasant sedative. Many couples mainly use indica strains during their evening routine, such as smoking a bowl while listening to music or watching a…

  • What Gives the Longest High?

    When you pick out the cannabis you are going to consume, you might have a lot of questions. What kind is best? Which strain is recommended? Are there certain strains that can help with insomnia or IBS or anxiety? Should I vape or smoke? Are edibles any good? But one of the most commonly asked questions is which cannabis gives the longest high. This is important to know for many reasons. If you are someone with the weekend off, and you want to make sure that you can cure your social anxiety for the entire day, you want something that will last a long time. If you are trying to…

  • Where is Cannabis Legal?

    Cannabis is currently recreationally legal in 7 states and medical usage is legal in 27 states. Recreational: 1. Alaska 2. California 3. Colorado 4. Oregon 5. Massachusetts 6. Nevada 7. Washington Medical: 1. Alaska 2. Arizona 3. Arkansas 4. California 5. Colorado 6. Connecticut 7. Delaware 8. Florida 9. Hawaii 10. Illinois 11. Maine 12. Maryland 13. Massachusetts 14. Michigan 15. Minnesota 16. Montana 17. Nevada 18. New Hampshire 19. New Jersey 20. New Mexico 21. New York 22. North Dakota 23. Oregon 24. Pennsylvania 25. Rhode Island 26. Vermont 27. Washington

  • CBD Pros and Cons

    CBD or Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive component of the Cannabis plant and it has been and is being explored for a whole host of benefits. In fact, there is a veritable explosion of interest in Cannabis products and their potential benefits but also a lot of confusion. Do you know the difference between marijuana and hemp? Products that contain more than 0.3% THC (according to European Union rules), the psychoactive components of the Cannabis plant, are considered marijuana and products that contain less than 0.3% THC are considered hemp and they are derived from the Cannabis Sativa L plant which is the main source of CBD. The great interest in Cannabis…

  • What type of Cannabis Should I try for the first time?

    Whether it is your first time experimenting with cannabis, or you are just curious what else is out there, you likely have many questions about the type of cannabis that you should try. First, it is important to review the different types. The two main strains are sativa and Indica. Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica are two different species of the same cannabis plant and they produce different highs. Sativa gives the more cognitively uplifting, head high, where you have more energy for physical activities, social gatherings, and creative tasks. Indica is more of a relaxing, body high that sedates and is used to relax before bed or when overwhelmed…

  • Veterans and the VA: Where do they stand on Cannabis?

    Veterans and the VA: Where do they stand on Cannabis? Many veterans suffer from illnesses which could potentially be benefited by the use of Cannabis products. Such illnesses include PTSD, chronic pain due to service-related injuries and cancer among others. Cannabis products are currently classified by the FDA as Schedule 1 controlled substances which means that they do not have any recognized medical use and have the potential for abuse. Schedule 1 drugs are illegal according to the Federal Government. On the other hand, 31 states have now legalized Cannabis and there is a host of evidence that Cannabis products could potentially help veterans with their health problems. The Veterans…

  • Differences between Hashish and Marijuana

    Many people who have tried marijuana have not tried hashish, even though weed and hash are both extracted from cannabis sativa or indica. Most people have used or are familiar with weed, but many folks assume only the traveler in an exotic location or the truly adventurous might use hashish. However, as recreational marijuana use becomes more widely accepted and legalized, hashish use is also increasing and people are using a variety of ways to extract it from the cannabis plant. Hashish is made by compressing the most potent parts of the cannabis plant called the trichomes. Trichomes are the gummy resin components found in the “hairs” of the marijuana…

  • How to Talk to Kids About Marijuana

    This is a unique time for society and for families. No other generation has seen a previously illegal substance be moved into the legal category. And as such, there is a lot of information that people need to know now. Regardless of your family rules regarding consumption of cannabis, this legalization is a wonderful spring board for good family discussions on things like substance abuse, peer pressure, and future personal decisions regarding medications. Just like all other substances, marijuana is not something that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone at any time. Like alcohol or prescription medications, there are rules and kids need to know those rules. As you…

  • Cannabis for Dogs

    The Scoop on Cannabis-based Treatments for Dogs People are increasingly using medical cannabis for many ailments, but it is safe and effective for dogs? Many research studies indicate cannabis is safe for humans, but how do cannabis products affect dogs? A lot pet owners use the cannabis extract CBD (cannabidiol) which does not have the components that cause the psychoactive high that THC does. While most veterinarians warn that the effects of THC are potentially lethal for canines, many veterinarians are recommending CBD for the same reasons humans use CBD, such as skin allergies, anxiety, and seizures. In general the pet care industry is a robust one in which American…