I started smoking weed at the age when most people stop. I was in my early 20s and living in Victoria, where I got my English degree. Even back in the mid-1990s, Victoria was very cannabis-friendly. The compassion clubs and head shops had yet to open, but the attitude on the street and especially at my school was one of peace and tolerance. The hippie diaspora had touched BC … [Read more...] about The Paper Chase
Health & Wellness
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We have all heard the marijuana expressions—dime bag, eyeballing it, pre-rolls, etc.—but what does it mean? What do the precise weights of marijuana—gram, ounce, kilogram, etc.—look like? How much should be spent? What is the consumption rate? Now that cannabis has become a part of the economic mainstream as a publicly traded commodity, we can stop talking in funny codes and … [Read more...] about Measuring Marijuana
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, roughly four million Americans met the clinical criteria for marijuana use disorder in 2015. Recent surveys indicate that nearly 50 million Americans identify themselves as current, regular marijuana users. As such, the number of people seeking specialized treatment for this addiction has more than doubled in the last … [Read more...] about Marijuana Use Disorder is Addiction
There are a myriad of different stimulants and pollutants involved that may be cancer causing agents, but it is important to focus upon the ways in which we can prevent cancer. The body is a temple, and everything that enters its system over time can accumulate for better or for worse. Cancer is an improbable diagnosis, and does not discriminate based upon any human … [Read more...] about Cannabis As Cancer Treatment
Take a moment to think of all the people you know. Think about their habits, how they live and what they settle for in life. Have you noticed that the really heavy pot smokers, the ones who smoke every single day, don’t really have a whole lot? These are the people who have been afflicted with the pot perception. The pot perception is a distorted view of the world and how … [Read more...] about The Pot Perception: Choosing Failure
Put the effectiveness of a cannabidiol (CBD) massage to the supreme test: immediately after getting one, I squeezed into Santa Cruz, California business traffic; wretched lines of crawling cars and dyspeptic drivers. My reptile brain always spouts foulness when I’m trapped with my fellows in that slog of freeway glue. But this time was different. Different because instead of … [Read more...] about CBD and Massage: What’s Not to Love?
It’s easy to learn how to roll a joint or pack a bowl, but making pot infused edibles is probably more difficult, and definitely more time consuming. Edibles are still a bit of a mystery, even to experienced cannabis users. Most people have heard a story about “space cakes” or “hash brownies.” The field is opening up to include candy and sweets, infused oil, and pastry. … [Read more...] about How to Make Cannabutter
There is no doubt that having regular sex is a very important aspect of every healthy romantic relationship. Presently, there is no research that shows which gender enjoys sex the most. Unfulfilled sexual expectations can negatively affect the relationship between lovers. There has been a growing debate on the impact of cannabis like marijuana, and its high euphoria effect on … [Read more...] about Facts and Myths About Cannabis and Sex