The Science Behind Cannabis

The cannabis plant has been growing in the wild all over the world for nearly 37 million years, yet its cultivation holds a historical record of only 8,000 years. It’s sad and – at the same time – shocking that only a 100 years of the dark propaganda was enough to destroy the once-thriving culture, with so much fake news that set the dark mist of lies over the God’s Plant.

As the truth about marijuana is being unveiled before our very eyes, the best favour we can do to the society is to help people understand the science behind cannabis – and how it impacts our body.

CANNABINOIDS AND THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

 

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Cannabinoids are described as a set of chemical compounds that bind to specific receptors in the human body. They build the endocannabinoid system, which can be depicted by the “key and lock” metaphor”. The human body is equipped with specific “locks” on the surface of its numerous cells. The body produces some “keys” (endocannabinoids) that unlock these cannabinoid receptors by binding to them. The first cannabinoid that binds to receptors was discovered by researchers in 1992, and it’s known today as anandamide. The second one, 2-arachidonoyglycerol (2-AG), was revealed to the world of science in 1995.  Although these two endocannabinoids are the best examined so far, it’s believed that over 200 related substances are yet to be studied.

 

You may wonder what is the link between marijuana and the endocannabinoids that exist in the human body. Well, the answer is very simple – cannabinoids in the cannabis plant tend to counteract or mimic the effects of some endocannabinoids in the human body. Simply put, by consuming marijuana, you can activate the cannabinoid receptors, which explains why the plant affects our bodies in so many different ways.

 

THC AND ANANDAMIDE

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This most popular constituent of the cannabis plant is meant to work as a defense mechanism for the herb. Nonetheless, it appears that THC also mimics the effects of the already-present neurotransmitters in our brain. It causes various areas of the brain, especially those that are responsible for dealing with thoughts and perception, to elevate.

 

In fact, THC acts like the aforementioned Anandamide whose function is to regulate hunger and other functions of the central nervous system. Anandamide is also responsible forstopping the progression of breast cancer cells, as well as for regulating the work of the immune system.

 

This is why THC is particularly effective in treating eating disorders, HIV symptoms, and even the most aggressive forms of cancer.

CBD AND CANNABINOID RECEPTORS

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Unlike THC, cannabidiol doesn’t fit directly into any type of cannabinoid receptor. What it does, though, is stimulate the activity of CB2 and CB2 receptors without binding to them, resulting in the systemic effects of the substance on the human body. Cannabidiol has also proven to inhibit the psychoactive effects of THC by reducing its influence on CB1 receptors.

According to the studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health, CBD causes the human body to release an increased amount of one of the endogenous cannabinoids, 2-AG. Furthermore, cannabidiol slows the degradation of anandamide, which is why this particular phytocannabinoid is super-effective when combined with THC.

Because CBD promotes neurogenesis, it’s way more potent than chemotherapy in treating cancer. While THC kills the cancer cells, CBD helps in creating the new, healthy cells, which causes an improved health regeneration of patients who use the medical cannabis as their treatment.

THE FINAL NOTE

Where conventional treatment methods fail, marijuana appears to work wonders in a wide range of medical conditions. The key, however, is to know the science behind the cannabis plant and base your judgment on facts – not on the claims of biased politicians or people who have a special interest in undermining the healing power of cannabinoids.

How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in USA

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Since cannabis is becoming a globally-recognizable medicine, it may happen that you will eventually want to quit taking prescription drugs and pursue your own medical marijuana card instead. In Canada, medical cannabis is legal since 2000, but it doesn’t mean that anyone can get the MMJ card. In fact, you will have to meet a number of requirements before they grant you the access to medical cannabis. Such a strict framework for weed in USA derives from the government’s belief that, like any other medicine, marijuana should be used in moderation and only for cases in which cannabis may actually be of assistance.

Why ‘Medical Marijuana’?

Medical marijuana strains

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Well, the very term ‘medical marijuana’ is misleading from top to bottom, as cannabis is a medicine by nature. It would be way better to say ‘the medical use of marijuana’ instead, but the first term has become more popular around regular folks who don’t use weed, which is hard to say why.

Anyway, medical marijuana is used to relieve or treat certain illnesses. If you use cannabis with the right ratio between its active cannabinoids, the plant will provide you with its therapeutic qualities, thus helping you fight you recover from the aforementioned health conditions. Only licensed practitioners are allowed to prescribe medical marijuana for their patients.

 

One of the undeniable perks of being authorized by your doctor to access medical cannabis under new laws is that you can purchase the top-quality cannabis from one of the government-regulated producers. Companies producing legal cannabis have been granted their licenses by the Health of Canada, which means they are completely safe to purchase from. More importantly, under the ACMPR act, you can now grow a limited amount of marijuana for personal use if you get a green light from a licensed doctor.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in USA?

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When you want to get your medical cannabis card, meeting certain procedures is inevitable. Here’s how you can access your weed from a licensed producer:

 

  • Visit a licensed health care practitioner: do some research and seek an authorized practitioner near your territory or province to receive the support for the medical marijuana card. If the cannabis-friendly doctor agrees that you need weed to combat your illness, you;ll be asked to provide the following details: full name, date of birth, and your address. Then, the healthcare practitioner will decide on the expected intake of your dried cannabis you’ll be allowed to use. Your doctor will also fill the form with the name, license number, address, profession, the province of license, and any extra administrative details. It’s of utmost importance to receive the attestation from you doctor in order to avoid any potential inconvenience when submitting your application for the medical marijuana card.
  • Choose a licensed medical marijuana producer: once you get your medical cannabis card, you’re allowed to register for marijuana with one of the aforementioned licensed producers. The registration process will involve providing your original marijuana card and some additional information used in almost any kind of registration forms.
  • Select the right strain for your condition: authorized marijuana producers offer a wide range of medical cannabis strains with various ratios of CBD to THC. Your doctor should already take care for that part, so all you need to do is check whether the prescribed strain is in the manufacturer’s assortment.
  • Order your medical cannabis: when signed in as a client, you can purchase your medical marijuana from the retailer, and your weed will be delivered within the period defined by the producer. Nevertheless, remember under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, you’re not allowed to traffic, export, import, or produce cannabis, so always have your medical marijuana card at hand.

 

As for the legal quantities of medical marijuana for personal use, you’re allowed to possess up to 30 times your daily cannabis dose prescribed by the healthcare practitioner, but it can’t exceed 150 grams. Keep in mind that your local authorities may always ask you for a proof of legal possession of your stuff; should that happen, a receipt from your medical marijuana producer or a prescription from your doctor should do the job.

How Can I Qualify For a Medical Marijuana Card?

If you’re eager to obtain a medical marijuana card in Canada, it’s mandatory that you have been diagnosed within past five years by an authorized doctor, not to mention that you also must be seeing your practitioner for a specific illness/condition within a year.

While a doctor won’t deem a flu or cold necessary for prescribing you medical cannabis, there’s a still-extending number of different health conditions that can qualify you for a medical marijuana treatment:

 

  • Various types of cancer
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Brain injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Crohn’s Disease,
  • PTSD
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Muscle spasms
  • Kidney failure
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Spinal cord injuries

What About Marijuana Dispensaries

If you’re looking for a medical marijuana part, it’s perfectly possible that you’ve already come across marijuana dispensaries. While you can purchase weed from them and it won’t do you any harm – as if marijuana could hurt you in the first place – dispensaries are not approved by the government, which means that the production of medical marijuana can’t be verified with the assistance of a trained professional grower. With that said, if you want to purchase weed safely for the time being, stick to licensed medical marijuana producers. We hope that the legalization of recreational marijuana in USA in the upcoming year will change the situation a bit, and dispensaries will gain more positive attention from the government.

What’s your story with getting your medical marijuana card in Canada?

Adding Marijuana To Your Diet- Smoke Weed and Lose Weight

The very term ‘marijuana diet’ may sound like an oxymoron to you and there’s nothing wrong about it. After all, weed is famous for giving you munchies, during which you’re capable of emptying the entire fridge, along with the freezer. Seriously, sometimes, munchies get so out of control that it makes people feel that dieting with marijuana included in your daily routine is simply impossible.

This is why I love debunking myths with science; it totally ruins people’s previous worldview and leaves them with dozens of questions to which they start to seek answers – well, it’s better late than never when it comes to gaining relevant knowledge, isn’t it?

So yes, folks, you can smoke weed and still be in shape. Here’s what science has to say about it.

Studies On Marijuana And Weight Loss

Marijuana and weight loss

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A study conducted by the American Journal of Medicine that surveyed 4,6557 adults – of which 579 were chronic marijuana users – found that those who indulged in cannabis at least 3 to 5 times a week reported 16% lower fasting insulin levels. Other studies, although there is still much to be researched in terms of this relation, have come up with similar results.

Rapid leaps of insulin – a substance produced primarily by the pancreas – can lead to serious health inconveniences; sometimes, even to severe diseases. If insulin production is high, say, because of consuming massive amounts of calories, too much glucose will be absorbed, and such a person will suffer from the overall fatigue, as well as from the consistent weight gain.

On the other hand, low insulin levels cause damage to arteries as glucose begins to build up. According to the above studies, cannabis use may regulate the process by supporting glucose absorption, increasing levels of ‘beneficial cholesterol’, and boosting one’s metabolism, although scientists are still debating over the subject.

On top of all these news, there is also one question to be considered. Obese people, or those who over eat on a daily basis, do so because eating food triggers the reward center in the brain, especially when it comes to refined starches, processed food, and products with concentrated sugars. To cut the long story short, eating food produces some sort of high in those who can’t stop overindulging on snacks. Cannabis users, in turn, have their own high, which means they don’t need to go overboard with food.

How To Lose Weight While Using Cannabis Regularly?

Although recent studies have shown that people who are chronic cannabis users have a waist size 1.5 inches smaller than their nonsmoking counterparts, it doesn’t mean that you can eat like a hog, watch Netflix, treat yawning as your own exercise, and enjoy the physique of an athlete at the same time. There are certain principles you should obey in order to get the most out of the ‘marijuana diet’.

START EXERCISING

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According to a study published in the Journal of Health Economics, cannabis can lead towards changes in a person’s behavior, leading people to be more engaged in physical activity. If you’re the wake-and-bake type, select some energizing sativa strains that will make you feel uplifted and ready for a workout. Combine this with the super pleasant feeling of exercising with your favorite tunes, and you’ll get the most awesome experience of your life. In addition, being active stimulates your metabolism; so does cannabis, so if you imagine yourself with a quick vaping session and some solid workout, you’d better start now. Whether it’s simply walking at fast pace, pumping iron in the gym, or doing yoga – find the method that suits you best and don’t procrastinate. You don’t want to be that stereotypical lazy stoner, do you?

PICK A STRAIN THAT WON’T GIVE YOU MUNCHIES

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Contrary to what most people believe, not all marijuana strains will give you munchies. If you don’t want to enter the food rampage, stick to strains that have high levels of Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). This cannabinoid has the same psychoactive effects as THC, with one minor difference – the effects don’t last as long. Moreover, high-THCV strains can actually suppress your appetite, which makes them perfect for fighting obesity. On top of that, THCV is believed to maintain the right glucose level in your system while reducing insulin resistance. With that said, not only does cannabis improve your metabolism, but some of its strains can also help prevent diabetes.

Interestingly, even if you get munchies on a regular basis, you may well get accustomed to it over time, desensitizing your cravings as a result.

QUIT DRINKING

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It’s been scientifically proven that people who use cannabis tend to drink much less alcohol than those who refrain from using marijuana. However, this may actually be the most difficult time of your life if you’re used to drinking booze, given that alcohol is strongly rooted within our culture despite its destructive impact on our bodies. Fortunately, once you manage to pass through this tough period, you’ll sigh a breath of relief. Health aspects aside, alcohol is also rich in calories, not to mention that these calories are all hollow; in other words, they come with absolutely no nutritional values. Think about how much you can drink during a party, especially if you’ve already loaded your stomach with too much food in order not to get drunk so fast. Or you know what? Don’t do it – stress is not good for losing weight.

JUICE RAW CANNABIS

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Yes, raw cannabis won’t get you high. And yes, it will still deliver beneficial nutrients to your system, many of which can be found in other leafy green vegetables. Actually, there are good reasons why cannabis is considered ‘super food’. Detoxing with the herb is pretty popular in states like Colorado, where you can legally buy large quantity of weed for both medical and recreational purposes. The combination of cannabinoids and fatty acids proves invaluable in fighting inflammation and improves cellular function. Once again, the cannabis plant has to be raw and uncured in order to be juiced and it’s not going to get you high, but it will soon realize how beneficial it is for your well-being.

What is your viewpoint on that matter, fellow stoners? I managed to lose 20 pounds over a year of using cannabis while comfort food prepared at home, only with simple and unprocessed ingredients. I’d like to hear that I’m not alone in this!

The Top 5 Most Common Sativa Strains

Hello, sativa enthusiasts! Today, I’ve prepared the list of the top 5 sativa strains that will take you on the cloud nine. If you’ve ever come across these strains, you won’t ask me why I put them here. If I were to describe them with a song’s title, it would be hands down Tina Turner’s “Simply the best”.

 

These top 5sativa strains provide you with an unforgettable high, spur creativity, make you feel uplifted and energetic but, above all, they are so strong that even the mighty Thor would get hammered if he smoked some of that kush. Okay, enough of the wordplay – let’s discover the true power of the sativa.

1. JACK HERER

Jack Herer

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Jack Herer is the first of the top 5 sativa strains we’re about to discuss. It owes its name to the world-famous cannabis activists and author of “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.” This strain captures the cerebral elevation common for sativas and provides a user with a strong euphoric high combined with the burst of creativity. Jack Herer was first created in the Netherlands in the 90s and it managed to win some of the most prestigious cannabis awards. Many breeders praise this sativa strain for its top-notch quality and super-strong potency. It’s best to cultivate it in sunny Mediterranean climates, although Jack Herer is suitable for indoor growing, with a 50 to 70 days flowering time.

2. OG KUSH

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Although a ubiquitous strain, its origins are still a mystery for breeders. OG Kush is one of the staple strains of West Coast cannabis plants and according to a popular myth, it was parented by Hindu Kush and Chemdawg. It’s said that these two strains passed on the specific “kush” bud structure to their ‘child’. However, as I mentioned before, it’s a myth, so we can’t be sure about the true origins of this strong sativa.

 

What marijuana users appreciate about OG Kush is its ability to fight stress thanks to the energetic euphoria it provides. When it comes to the aroma and taste, the second of our top 5 sativa strains has an earthy pine and lemon scent with some woody flavors that make this variety so unique. Medical marijuana patients who use cannabis report improvements in ADHD, migraines, and stress disorders.

3. SUPER SOUR DIESEL

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This is an 85/15 sativa strain that is famed for its potency, with THC levels reaching up to 24%. Super Sour Diesel comes with pain relief and the simultaneous burst of energy. The strain may prove challenging for cannabis rookies because of the heavy cerebral effects and the aforementioned rich THC content. Characterized by light-green buds, orange hairs and milky trichomes, Super Sour Diesel allures cannabis enthusiasts with its pleasant pungent-and-pine aroma.

 

You can expect a happy and euphoric high with a burst of energy, creativity, and social interactions. Medical marijuana patients appreciate this sativa strain for the pain control it provides. When consuming Super Sour Diesel, you should have some eye drops to diminish the effects of eye dryness. In addition, beware of smoking too much of it, as you may end up experiencing signs of paranoia.

4. GREEN CRACK

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Green Crack derives from two genetic varieties. The sativa strain descends from Skunk#1, which is the most common type, and the Indica’s origins reach the Afghani strain. In this particular case, we’ll take a brief look at the pure Sativa.

 

The bud of Green Crack has a sweet tropical flavor and is characterized by bright orange hairs and tight nugs. If you lack energy, Green Crack will boost its levels to a point which will help you make it through even the hardest day. That being said, if there’s a humdrum task awaiting and you need to spur your creativity, don’t hesitate and simply pick this sativa strain. Because of the high energy levels it provides, Green Crack is most suitable for daytime use.

 

Green Crack sativa strain produces an energetic and creative high that keeps you full of motivation throughout the day. When it comes to medical marijuana patients, they report the stimulation of appetite and strong stress relief. This cannabis variety has moderate levels of THC (up to 20%) and modest amounts of CBN (9,5%).

5. JACK THE RIPPER

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Also known as JTR, Jack the Ripper is one of the most famous sativa strains from TGA Genetics, created by the breeder Subcool who discovered the strain while trying to make the famous Jack’s Cleaner in the form of seeds. Some people describe Jack the Ripper as the fastest lemon haze available on the market. Its buds have an impressively resinous triangle shape, and the lemon-pine aroma can please the nostrils of even the pickiest cannasseur. Jack the Ripper is also an outstandingly potent sativa strain, with THC levels over 20%. Because the high from the fifth of the 5 best sativa strains on this list is very intense, people who approach this cannabis variety for the first time should remain cautious, as JTR produces a visually stimulating effect, leaving inexperienced stoners dizzy or even paranoid.

 

How about you, my fellow stoners? What is your favorite Sativa and why? Share your thoughts with me!

 

4 Cannabis Trends To Watch In 2018

The cannabis industry is going through something we may freely describe as the blooming period. The citizens of both US and Canada are lucky to experience the true marijuana revolution that is taking place before their eyes. In 2016, four states voted for the legalization in the US; furthermore, the Canadian government finally released its task force for recreational use of cannabis on December the first and it looks like by the fall of 2018, Canadians will finally be able to enjoy their weed on the bounty of nature, with no legal repercussions for possessing marijuana.

Looking ahead, there’s a lot to anticipate from the cannabis industry. There are currently 26 marijuana stocks listed in USA, which will undoubtedly multiply once weed is legalized throughout the whole country. In 2016 alone, the cannabis industry brought $4 billion to the country’s budget, and this trend is not going to stop any time soon. According to a report by Forbes, cannabidiol market alone is estimated to grow to $2.1 billion by 2020.

The Future Trends For The Cannabis Industry

Given the myriad of new opportunities for Canadian entrepreneurs, it goes without saying that the market will soon witness the growth of many creative businesses, all of which will benefit from marijuana legalization. But what are the overall trends to watch in the community of cannabis users? How will the market change with the fresh current of long-expected changes? Let’s look into this.

SAFER AND MORE RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION

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Cannabis is not about getting you super stoned anymore. Since more people consider marijuana as a part of their daily routine, be it for medicinal or recreational purposes, they don’t overindulge on the herb; more importantly, even some most orthodox cannabis smokers pick vaporizers over joints for the sake of better health.

Marijuana comes in a plethora of forms, as now you can have oils, waxes, moonrocks, sunrocks, tinctures, and with such a variety of ways to enjoy cannabis, there are new devices on the market that allow you to use your herbs or concentrates on-the-go, not to mention the abundance of advanced bongs and pipes that filter the smoke if one decides to stick to smoking as his or her go-to consumption method.

On top of that, the market of edibles is developing at a rapid pace, which is not difficult to deduct given the wide range of cannabis infused products, such as coffee, chocolates, breath mints, cookies, etc.

As you can see, the world doesn’t end when you give up smoking in favor of other methods; in fact, as soon as you go beyond smoking, you’ll have more opportunities to taste the full flavor and aroma profile of your strain. To cut the long story short, not only do cannabis enthusiasts learn how to keep their weed intake in moderation, but they’re becoming more aware of healthier alternatives for smoking.

NEW BUSINESSES GROWING RAPIDLY

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As I said at the very beginning, cannabis entrepreneurs in Canada are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of soon legalization. When we look at the US, we can see a sea of various businesses growing each month to support both cannabis consumers and the national economy.

While marijuana growers and companies that distribute the herb in Canada have nothing to worry about, as they’re about to face a blooming age in a year or so. Regular businesses aside, think of how many creative ideas have gone down the drain because weed has been widely illegal until recently. Now, with the new light of hope, creative entrepreneurs can roll up their sleeves and finally get to work on their businesses.

As for the possible branches of the cannabis industry, entertainment is first to soar upon the legalization of  Marijuana in USA. In the US, they already have weed taxi, cannabis-friendly weddings, the all-famous Oaksterdam University where people learn about the science behind cannabis, marijuana-themed restaurants, luxury cannabis products, and other, less obvious ideas; for instance, a marijuana dispensary in Colorado, US, has opened the first weed drive-thru ever. I know what you’re thinking: you can’t sell weed in open spaces in the US. While it’s perfectly correct, the guys from Colorado used an old car wash to bypass this somewhat odd rule. You see, impossible is nothing.

It’s so nice to see how people succeed with their passion. If you’re the soon-to-be cannapreneur, you’d better watch the US trends to foresee what’s about to come in Canada soon.

BIG PHARMA AND SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS

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Given the therapeutic properties of cannabis and the amazing versatility of this plant in treating serious health conditions, it’s no wonder that the Big Pharma will soon tackle the production of synthetic cannabinoids. It’s sad yet inevitable.

The opioid epidemic sweeping the US and Canada has given rise to the significant decline in trust shared for pharmaceutical companies and their prescription drugs. As these only mask the symptoms of a disease rather than combating it, let alone severe side effects they come with, patients in Canada are turning towards a safe and more accurate form of treatment, i.e. towards cannabis.

This is strictly a matter of cold calculations, as Big Pharma is perfectly aware of money running out of their pockets when people become more conscious and start thinking on their own.

The plan for Big Pharma to capitalize on cannabis is to produce their synthetic cannabinoids that, in theory, are supposed to provide patients with the same effects as natural cannabinoids. In theory, their synthetic drugs are going to be more expensive and – as it is with Big Pharma – they presumably won’t be safe for you; after all, pharmaceutical companies don’t make money on healthy people, do they?

This is definitely a trend to watch for. It’s going to prove invaluable for separating the wheat from the chaff in the nearest future.

MARIJUANA WILL RECEIVE GREEN LIGHT FROM SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS

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There are many athletes who have become advocates for marijuana use to help treat physical ailments and improve the overall condition of the nervous system. More importantly, cannabis has been proven an effective medicine in treating chronic pain and sports-related injuries.

Among famous sportsmen who share their love for weed, you’ll find Ricky Williams, Nick Diaz, Michael Phelps, as well as plenty NBA, NFL, and NHL players. Actually, NBA has given a statement recently, in which they’ve said cannabis should be removed from the list of illegal substances for basketball players. Given that this is one of the most recognizable sports organizations in the world, the others may follow through, which will result in a true revolution within the sports industry as weed and physical activity actually get on very well together. Is it possible that such a phenomenon will give rise to changes in politics towards the cannabis use by employees in other sectors? We’ll see about that!

There’s More To It Than Meets The Eye

Needless to say, the above cannabis trends to watch in 2018 are only the most apparent ones, and there’s much more to expect from the marijuana industry next year in Canada. It’s a promising and soul-soothing to see that both entrepreneurs and marijuana consumers will benefit from the liberation of cannabis use in the country. Although in terms of legalization, the US is still a benchmark, I strongly believe that Canadians are capable of breathing life into their brilliant ideas as well.

What’s your outlook on the cannabis trends for Canada in the upcoming year?

The 9 Most Common Rules of Stoner Etiquette

Marijuana tastes best when cherished in a community setting; it’s such a great way to meet new friends and strengthen the bond between existing ones. With that said, cannabis, like anything that is done in a social setting, there are some rules of the stoner etiquette you should get acquainted with.

If you’ve already been around cannabis in social settings for some time, you probably have a good handle on these rules and the very etiquette may seem very natural. Alas, nobody is born an experienced and responsible stoner, so for those of you who enjoy marijuana but aren’t familiar with the etiquette, I’ve gathered some most basic ‘commandments’ each stoner should know pretty well before joining the circle of fellow smokers.

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Although this intro might seem a bit confusing for you, there’s no need to worry; the stoner etiquette is simple like a walk in a park, and once you acquire this common knowledge, you’re going to be all good around more experienced cannabis enthusiasts.

1. Always Bring Some Stash

There’s a common proverb in the world of social media that says: sharing is caring. And while this sentence is pure gold – because people like to share their green goodies with friends – guys who continuously leech on other smoker’s stuff can be a pain in the neck. Such folks always have money for weed, they’re consume cannabis like hogs, and yet they never bring anything to the party. Don’t be that type of a guy. If you’re dankrupt or don’t have money for weed, your friends will always give you a hand. But if you can afford to buy some stuff – even in not large quantities – do it; people will appreciate it and you’ll always have their credit.

2. Don’t Tell Stories While You’re Holding The Joint

Weed is popular for its ability to burst creativity and sometimes, people catch the storytelling vibe and you simply can’t stop them. If you’re the storyteller in your group, I’m sure everyone’s going to be curious as hell of your tales; however, not when you’re holding a joint in your hand. By doing so, you’re forcing people to wait until you come to the final conclusion – and we all know how it is when you’re telling friends a funny multilevel story while baked. Just try to puff-puff-pass it and if you can’t refrain yourself from talking, you can always compliment on your friends’ stash. They will surely be pleased to hear that.

3. Homever Rolls The Joint – Sparks It

That’s one of the most basic rules of the stoner etiquette. Nonetheless, there is one exception to it, which means that you can spark the joint if someone used your stash to roll it. Otherwise, if it’s their stuff, they should light it.

4. Puff, Puff, Pass

When smoking out of a bong or pipe, you’re expected to take only one hit before you pass, but when you do it out of a joint or blunt, you usually take a few hits before passing it to the person who’s next in the line. The phrase “puff, puff, pass” refers to inhaling the smoke two times, but in some communities, people take three or more hits before sharing it with other users.

5. Remove Seeds and Stems

If Monday was a blunt, there would be nothing but stems and seeds inside. Since you don’t want your blunt to look like a typical Monday, always remove seeds and stems from your stuff unless you’re growing your own cannabis. There’s no need to keep the seeds and stems; that is, of course, when you’re also not willing to process it in any other way, say, for a cup of weed tea when it comes to stems. But if you decide to keep stems and seeds, don’t throw them into the joint or bowl – it will taste bad when burned and will most likely produce pops and sparks, which is one hell of a reason to keep them out of your circle.

6. If You Can’t Roll a Joint, Admit It

It won’t be an overstatement to say that rolling a good joint is close to art and it takes a lot of practice to master this process. In my life, I’ve seen many gorgeously rolled blunts that burned evenly and pleased the eye at the same tame. But oh boy, have I seen some abominable creatures made of paper, too! And while smoking the first is nothing but a pure pleasure, you cannot say the same about the latter. Not only will a poorly rolled blunt will be the object of rough jokes, but it will result either in wasted weed or something that is completely unsmokable. If you don’t feel like Wiz Khalifa when it comes to rolling joints, let someone else do it for you.

7. Don’t Slobber On The Joint

As much as I enjoy smoking a fat joint from time to time, I don’t like it wet, and to be honest, no one does. There is nothing pleasant – let alone aesthetic aspects – in tasting someone else’s saliva. Given this, be nice and save your liquids for the pasties, once your salivary glands work at a slower pace. If, for some reason, you can’t help it, then at least wipe your mouth with a tissue before you get in touch with the joint.

8. Never Blow Smoke In Someone Else’s Face

Unless you’re about to shotgun a joint, it’s simply impolite to blow smoke in anyone’s face. Such a rude and inconsiderate behaviour can give rise to bad vibes and make you an unwelcome guest in the circle.

9. Make Your Guests Feel Like Home

Smoking marijuana in social settings is a particularly enjoyable pastime, but sometimes, it can make some people feel anxious, uncomfortable, or unsure how to behave in the crowd. If there’s a rookie in your smoke circle, don’t judge them. Instead, introduce them to the stoner etiquette and, above all, remind them that they are among friends, not some creepy fraternity.

In addition, always keep in mind that everyone responds to marijuana in a different way. Thus, how you treat other smokers speaks about your personality. Make sure it’s saying the right things by respecting the stoner etiquette during your next social smoking session and always stay positive about the herb!

Marijuana strains

What would you add to the above list? Are there any particular rules people abide by in your community? I’m sure you have some decent remarks in this subject!

8 AWESOME ACTIVITIES FOR STONER COUPLES

If your Mr. or Mrs. Right loves weed as much as you do, then they are keepers. When you both smoke weed regularly, it goes without saying that you’ll be eager to experiment with different activities for stoner couples that could help you tighten the bond between you and your partner. The sea of possible ideas for the bud couples to spend time together is endless, and if you get that energizing, creative buzz from your beloved strain, you’ll soon find this abundance overwhelming.

Let me help you reorganize your ideas by suggesting some of the best activities for stoner couples to enjoy their lovely moments.

1. Cook Together

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Seriously, nothing seals the bond between a stoner couple like a large bowl of… a hearty meal, you weed perverts! The food rampage you enter the moment cannabis kicks in doesn’t limit you to finding the nearest fast food and stuffing your stomach with junk food. On the contrary, this somehow guilty pleasure can be less guilty if you cook your favorite burger or pizza together, from top quality natural ingredients. People often perceive indulging yourself in food as an indicator of an eating disorder, not to mention that they typically associate comfort food with the aforementioned junk food, although these are completely different worlds. So, to cut the long story short, yes, you can eat a hearty and slutty meal, and still provide valuable nutrients to your body. Above all, the taste of homemade food is unparalleled, and the cooking ritual may even trigger some nice sexy time afterwards. It’s one of the best activities for stoner couples if you ask me!

2. Go For a Walk

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Sorry, I can’t resist – it’s simple like a walk in a park. How about a couple of hits in the comfort of your home followed by a nice walk around your favorite places? Actually, you don’t even have to go sightseeing any unique locations in your town; sometimes, all you need is nice surroundings – like a park, forest, or your favorite spot somewhere on the outskirts – and a piece of freshly ground bud rolled in papers.

3. Go To Your Local Movie Theater…

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If there’s a cinema nearby, and you can take the courtesy of staying at home this day, take your boo for a movie you’re both going to enjoy. You know, the latest episode of Star Wars has just arrived at movie theaters, so now you have a perfect excuse to set up a camera before-party for the two of you and hit up your local cinema to enjoy your favorite story in the galaxy, far, far away. If you find large crowds disturbing, take the opportunity and go for a movie earlier during the day – believe me, you’ll hardly find anyone in the room at that time when most people typically are in their offices. So, there you go, grab that fat blunt, blaze it, and enjoy the adventure!

4.  … Or Grab Yourself Some Snacks And Watch Netflix

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Back then, I would go anywhere stoned, but now that me and my fiance have discovered the beauty of the undisturbed peace, we like to relax at home. For example, when we’re back from the walk and have our homemade snacks ready for the munchies, we just launch Netflix and sink into the fictional world of the characters we follow in the TV series of our choice. We usually watch some fun stuff or fast-paced series that perfectly match the buzz of the strain we’re smoking at the time. Don’t get me wrong, watching ambitious titles that trigger deeper thoughts is completely okay, but if you share the tendency to overthink stuff when you’re stoned, it’s way better to launch something that’s easy on the brain. However, remember that Netflix, unlike marijuana, has a high potential for abuse, so if neither of you have a habit of keeping guilty pleasures in moderation, you may have a hard time giving the platform a break when you finish another season of your favorite series.

5. Play Board Games, Puzzle, Or Cards

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When you get baked, you automatically become more creative and willing to try new ideas. If there’s a board game you two particularly enjoy, or you just want to build large puzzles and give your brain some exercise – just play it. You can also try your favorite card game, and although poker may be a bit difficult to play – given that poker face will be the last thing you’ll be able to keep when stoned – macau will certainly ensure you and your partner several hours of super fun.

6. Spend The Whole Day Baking

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There are days when even yawning makes you feel exhausted, so if you and your boo feel like doing completely nothing this day, fill your planner for this date with one simple word – bake. Of course, by baking I don’t mean cakes and stuff, unless you’re about to bake some tempting chocolate edibles for the lazy day. Anyway, truth to be said, getting stoned with someone you love is already a beautiful experience, so roll up your sleeves and do the same with your weed while listening to some ambient tunes. If you want to finish yourself off with style, grab some sedating indica and see what the evening holds.

7. Have Some Creative Sexy Time

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Cannabis is awesome when it comes to sharpening your senses, and intimate moments are no exception. If you want to double (or even triple) your erotic pleasure, browse the Web for best cannabis strains for enhancing your sexy time, buy some of this stash, and let your imagination reign free. Once you embrace the art of love after smoking cannabis, weed will become the integral part of your sexy games. After all, can you imagine a better threesome than you, your boo, and a big tasty bud?

8. Go To a Concert

Going to a concert

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If you and your partner share a love for a particular genre of music, be it deep house, techno, d’n’b, or indie pop, maybe you should consider celebrating your date by going to a concert together. I believe that outdoor concerts are hands down the dopest; imagine you and your love dancing together to your favorite songs in the beautiful weather and with people who can also feel this unique vibe. Indoor concerts are pretty rad, too, so it actually boils down to how you like to listen to live music.

What about you, fellow stoners? Do you and your partner have any favorite activities as a stoner couple? What are your methods to spice up the weed buzz?

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