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Sniff, Sniff: Terpenes Explained

Sniff, Sniff: Terpenes Explained

Terpenes. Another word that’s floating around in the weed world as if it’s been here as long as the well-recognized term, DOOBIE. Not exactly the case.     What are these terpenes, and how do they affect your buzz?   Well, it’s pretty fascinating actually. Terpenes are the fragrant essential oils of a plant, so whether it’s cannabis or other strong-smelling plants and flowers, the aroma that you sniff is effectively, terpenes in action. If you’re picking up on the sweet fragrance of Pineapple Express or the more citrus influenced Bubba Kush, guess what: you’re smelling the plant’s... 

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Cannabis Q’s: Does Cannabis Affect Arousal?

Cannabis Q’s: Does Cannabis Affect Arousal?

Peanut Butter + Jelly...Candlelight and Red Wine.....Baths and Bubbles...... Chocolate and... More Chocolate... Cannabis + Sex..... Catch the drift? It may be the dead of winter, but that doesn’t mean that your body needs to enter a state of hibernation. If you’re looking for ways to spice things up during the polar vortex, this herbal aphrodisiac can be a real game - changer. In fact, it may become your new BFF in the bedroom, or, shall we say, your sexual spirit guide. Whether you’re exploring solo or with a partner, cannabis can affect the frequency and intensity of sexual pleasure... 

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The Breakdown on Bud: Hemp Vs. Cannabis

The Breakdown on Bud: Hemp Vs. Cannabis

Hemp…. weed - are both plants the same? Despite technically being part of the same Cannabis-Sativa family, they have -- differences. While there are several different varieties of cannabis, hemp is non-psychoactive and typically contains less than 1% of THC. What does this mean? It means smoking/ingesting hemp will not get you high, in the traditional sense. Let’s repeat in another way: smoking/ingesting hemp-based food will not get you inebriated. But hey, that definitely doesn’t make it devoid of value! Hemp is one of the most sustainable and multifaceted crops grown in North America–not to mention one of the oldest!... 

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How To Choose Your Flower

How To Choose Your Flower

Trying weed for the first time? Or maybe you’re cautiously dipping your toes into the pool with hopes of eclipsing a bad experience from younger years? Or perhaps you’ve got a long-term, healthy and positive relationship with the plant, but, thanks to the limitations of prohibition, have barely any understanding of what she* can actually do for you?   No need to feel alone - there are millions of us here.   Whether you’re placing your first online order, or taking your first step into the weird, wild range of modern-day dispensaries, certainly this whole new vortex of legal weed presents...

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The Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabis Affects the Body

The Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabis Affects the Body

With all the buzz about weed these days, thanks to legalization, the door is now wide open for all sorts of important conversations and activities, including in-depth exploration of how cannabis actually affects the human body. It’s not just pure magic folks; this is where our ol’ buddy science, and specifically PHYSIOLOGY, enters the conversational sphere, because when you smoke a joint or gobble up an edible, that action carries out a series of domino effects in your body, and thus impacts the response that your body has to ingesting this special flower.   As you can imagine, there is... 

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