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The Best Cannabis Strains for Insomnia

My friend struggles with insomnia. To the point that he has to call in sick to work with some frequency. He knows that the lack of sleep is affecting his career and his health, but nothing he’s tried in the past seems to work. Sleep masks, no TV or phone before bed, changing his diet, taking natural supplements, even sleep …

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FDA Approves First Ever Marijuana-Based Drug

(From the 2018 Archives) On June 25, 2018, the FDA approved the first ever drug derived from marijuana. The news caught many cannabis consumers off guard. After all, isn’t marijuana federally illegal? How could a federal entity like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve a drug derived from a federally illegal substance? For many consumers, this feels like hypocrisy… …

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The Best Cannabis for Stress (13 Calming Strains to Make the Day Less Daunting)

For many cannabis consumers, the best bud isn’t necessarily the one that gets you highest. It’s the strain that helps you stay calm and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. In this guide, we highlight 13 of the highest-rated recreational cannabis strains in Colorado for stress relief. Our list includes indica, sativa, and hybrid strains—many of which we grow (or …

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Marijuana & Exercise: Is Pot a Performance Enhancing Drug?

Weed is often mentioned in the same sentence as “doping” and is generally considered a performance enhancing drug. If an athlete tests positive for cannabis, they can be suspended from their team or even dismissed from the league. But, wait a minute! Doesn’t cannabis leave people couch-locked? How can weed possibly be considered a performance enhancing drug? The evidence is …

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Recreational Cannabis Linked to Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths

A newly published study of more than 15 years of data reveals the legalization of cannabis in Colorado is associated with a reduction in opioid deaths. In the two years following recreational legalization, opioid-related deaths in Colorado decreased by more than 6%, according to the study’s authors—Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris Delcher and Alexander C. Wagenaar. The reduction …

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Marijuana & Meditation: Better Together

Marijuana and meditation are like long lost twins: more alike than different, and generally better together. Both have been around for thousands of years. Both have been a source of peace and introspection, helping people slow down and appreciate their surroundings. Meditation and marijuana have each served as a way to reduce tension or pain. They can help their users …

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12 Scientific Ways to Eliminate Marijuana Breath

Poor dental hygiene is the top turn-off for both men and women, according to a national survey of 5,500 singles.* You know what’s associated with poor dental hygiene? Bad breath and smoking. That makes the prospect of walking around with smelly marijuana breath especially troubling. Not only do you have to worry about the judgment that comes with people who …

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New Year Marijuana Resolutions

The new year has started, and you’ve made your resolutions. Or you’re still thinking about your resolutions. Or you think you’ll just pass this year because diet and exercise are hard. What if, instead of giving up something you love or forcing yourself to do something you hate, you made a marijuana resolution that you could enjoy? You could save …

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Dixie Cannabis Balm Review

1:1 CBD/THC “Dixie’s luxurious salve infused with cannabis relieves stress and repairs the skin—restoring smoothness and suppleness. Massage into tense or tight muscles and relax.” Dixie™ Synergy CBD/THC Cooling Balm is a popular marijuana topical boasting an impressive list of benefits, from smoother skin to tension and pain relief. As a sometimes climber and avid haver of dry skin, I …