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Andrea Nestoroska

Andrea is a contributor to several cannabis blogs, where she covers cannabis news, benefits, and current state laws. When she is not writing, she likes to keep up with the latest news in the cannabis industry or read stories that uncover the healing secrets of this plant.

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  • Products

    How long does weed stay fresh and what’s the best way to store it?

    You’ve probably heard that you should store your cannabis in a cool and dry place, but that doesn’t mean you...

  • Plant

    A guide to cannabis compounds

    Cannabis is a complex plant with a remarkably rich chemical profile. The plant contains more than 550 natural components, out...

  • Recipes

    AVB edibles: top 5 recipes for already vaped bud

    AVB is leftover weed that’s been used in a dry herb vaporizer. AVB is short for already vaped bud, although...

  • Products

    CBD body wash: worthwhile or a waste of money?

    CBD is undeniably having a moment in the mainstream, showing up in products from seltzers to socks.  It’s not hard...

  • Products

    The 5 best cannabis lubes for 2022

    Who doesn’t want great sex? Incorporating cannabis into the bedroom is just one way you can spice up your sex...

  • Physiology

    Keto diet and cannabis: is it a recipe for success?

    The ketogenic diet (or keto diet) and cannabis can both individually have profound effects on the human body, but do...

  • Physiology

    How cannabis affects your memory

    The main active chemical in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may have a negative impact on short-term memory. Some research even points...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for seniors

    Seniors enjoying cannabis? Don’t look so surprised.  Despite being in the early classes of the war on drugs, legalization has...

  • Delivery

    What is nanoemulsion and what does it mean for cannabis beverages?

    Cannabis drinkables offer the promise of a better THC experience — the perfect happy hour libation with friends or colleagues...

  • Products

    Cannabis topicals — what are they and do they work?

    Cannabis topicals are a method of cannabis administration that uses the endocannabinoid receptors in your skin. These products are easily...

  • News

    Best strains for multiple sclerosis

    So you’re wondering what type of marijuana is best for multiple sclerosis. As is often the case with marijuana —...

  • Physiology

    Does CBD show up on a drug test?

    The short answer is no, CBD doesn’t show up on a drug test – because drug tests are looking for...

  • News

    Why don’t pharmacists know more about CBD?

    By the time you finish this sentence, a new CBD product may have been released.  But while research has shown...

  • Plant

    What is CBN (cannabinol) and how does it work?

    So much attention is placed upon THC and CBD that sometimes the less abundant cannabinoids are forgotten about or not...

  • Delivery

    Do THC transdermal patches really work?

    There are a lot of ways to consume cannabis on the market. One option that’s lesser-known but  worthy of more...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for being outside

    The great outdoors. The sun shining high, a breeze blowing through, and somewhere in the distance a bird calls. What...

  • Plant

    Is it OK to smoke moldy weed?

    You may be a fun guy, but that doesn’t mean that you want any fungi on your weed. We apologize...

  • Plant

    Edibles vs Smoking: which is better? 

    It’s one of the greatest debates in cannabis: to smoke or to eat?  Both smoking and edibles have a long,...

  • Treatment

    How to find the right strain for you

    Cannabis strains, and how to choose between them, can be likened to the different kinds of apples (Granny Smith, Ambrosia,...

  • Products

    How long does weed stay fresh and what’s the best way to store it?

    You’ve probably heard that you should store your cannabis in a cool and dry place, but that doesn’t mean you...

  • News

    Study: Strain names don’t mean much, give ‘false sense of diversity’

    What happened when researchers took thousands of cannabis samples representing 396 strain names to a laboratory? The analyzed samples turned...

  • Plant

    What is PGR cannabis and how can you spot it?

    In the mad scramble to capitalize on the higher demand for weed due to increased legalization, some cultivators have resorted...

  • Plant

    What is a revegged cannabis plant and why you should try it

    Revegging, or simply reveg, is exactly what it sounds; it is the process of reverting a cannabis plant that is...

  • How to

    What happens if you microwave cannabis?

    No matter what the internet (or Snoop Dogg) tells you, no matter what videos are trending on social media, putting...

  • Delivery

    Is vaping marijuana a healthier alternative to smoking?

    Vaping entails heating up cannabis (or another substance) until it creates a vapor that can be inhaled. It doesn’t require...

  • Plant

    Cannabis ruderalis and its game-changing autoflowering trait

    Is ruderalis a type of cannabis or a different species? That’s a question that botanists have been debating for decades. ...

  • Delivery

    Is smoking weed bad for your lungs?

    Though it may sound counterintuitive to everything we know about smoking cigarettes, inhaling cannabis can actually increase airflow to the...

  • News

    Can you donate plasma or blood if you smoke weed?

    Yes, you can donate blood and plasma if you use cannabis. However, there are some things you need to know...

  • Delivery

    How to put out a joint and save it for later

    The joint is an iconic cannabis delivery method, and one of the first things most people think of when they...

  • Physiology

    How cannabis affects women and men differently

    The cannabis experience is significantly influenced by mindset (intention/expectation) and setting (environments of consumption and post drug onset). One’s male...

  • Plant

    What is hydroponic cannabis? Pros and cons

    First, let’s clear up that slang you heard at a party when someone was referencing their weed with terms like...

  • Research

    Can you fail a drug test from secondhand marijuana smoke?

    You may have thought it was a cannabis urban legend, but there actually is scientific evidence that you could fail...

  • Plant

    What is CBGA?

    While CBG (cannabigerol) has been hailed ‘the mother of all cannabinoids,’ it’s time to reveal the true heir to the...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for anxiety

    Anxiety is one of the major reasons why people consume cannabis. Even before this was an area of scientific interest,...

  • Products

    Everything you need to know about Rick Simpson Oil

    Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a concentrated cannabis extract with high levels of THC.  RSO rose to fame in online...

  • Physiology

    How cannabis affects urinary function

    Have you ever laughed so hard you peed your pants? Ever laughed so hard and peed your pants while “high”? ...

  • News

    How cannabis interacts with psychedelics

    In the United States, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris have committed to decriminalizing cannabis. The UN also...

  • Products

    How to read a certificate of analysis (COA) for cannabis

    Determining the ideal strain of cannabis can be tricky, which is exactly why Certificates of Analyses are so important. A...

  • Physiology

    What is the endocannabinoid system?

    Discovered by scientists in the early 1990s, the endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating many basic functions throughout the body...

  • Physiology

    How long does THC stay in your system?

    THC can stay in your system for several weeks, but how long exactly depends on a range of factors such...

  • Research

    How cannabis and caffeine interact

    For nearly 70% of Americans adults, drinking coffee is a daily ritual — and that’s not even counting all those...

  • Treatment

    ADHD medications and cannabis – what happens when you combine them?

    ADHD has long been tied to increased cannabis use, as well as abuse of drugs like alcohol and nicotine. This...

  • Plant

    What is CBDA and what is it good for?

    CBDA, also known as cannabidiolic acid or CBDA, is a chemical naturally produced by cannabis and is especially abundant in...

  • Products

    Best live rosin gummies of 2022

    Who doesn’t love a gummy? Discreet, delicious, and potent, gummy edibles are a fan-favorite delivery method for a reason.  But...

  • Treatment

    How to dose THC and CBD

    Choosing the right dose of marijuana can be very tricky. People often take too much, thinking that it’s the amount...

  • Physiology

    High thoughts: what are they and why do they happen?

    There are many different experiences that can come from using cannabis. But one of the most noticeable impacts that cannabis...

  • Physiology

    Cannabis and Viagra: is it a safe combination?

    In general, cannabis can be helpful for male sexual function, including getting and maintaining an erection, but also for men...

  • Plant

    What is THCV and why is everyone talking about it?

    THCV is just one of over 500 chemical compounds found in cannabis, but its unique effects and serious medicinal potential...

  • Terpenes

    What is beta-caryophyllene?

    Beta-caryophyllene (b-caryophyllene or BCP) is one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis. Often simply referred to as caryophyllene,...

  • Treatment

    What is the entourage effect?

    The entourage effect is a hypothesis that was first suggested in the early 2000s, based on the notion that consuming...

  • Physiology

    How to lower your cannabis tolerance

    If you’re a regular cannabis user, you may have noticed that over time, it takes more weed to get the...

  • Plant

    What is Anandamide?

    A thoughtful gesture from a colleague, a break in the rain on your walk home, or the memory of an...

  • Physiology

    Does cannabis affect birth control?

    Many women in the United States will use some form of birth control in their lifetime[efn_note]https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db327.html[/efn_note]. One of the most...

  • Plant

    Pruning cannabis: how to top marijuana plants

    Pruning isn't "essential" for healthy cannabis growth, and when done incorrectly it can actually harm a cannabis strain. However, learning...

  • Physiology

    Can cannabis use during pregnancy contribute to low birth weight?

    Cannabis is one of the most commonly used substances during pregnancy. Stigmas around weed are subsiding and the plant is...

  • Physiology

    Is sex better when you’re high?

    Does cannabis lead to better sex? For many consumers, the answer is an enthusiastic yes.  Heightened sensations, a relaxed mind,...

  • Plant

    What is bubble hash and can you make it at home?

    Bubble hash, also known as ice water hash, is a specific type of hash concentrate made with ice water. It’s...

  • Terpenes

    Humulene

    What is humulene? Have you ever smelled a cannabis chemovar that reminds you of hops? If so you’ve likely encountered...

  • Physiology

    Cannabis and dopamine: how do they affect each other?

    Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system that is involved in key functions like learning, memory, motor...

  • Plant

    Other plants and the endocannabinoid system: exploring beyond cannabis

    Cannabis has done a lot to make the world a better place, from make food and sex better to helping...

  • News

    Scientists weren’t able to kill monkeys with excessive amounts of THC. Here’s why this matters

    The good news first - if you were for whatever reason to give a rhesus monkey a “massive” dose of...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for creativity

    Have you ever had a mind-blowingly good idea while you were high?  More than half of cannabis users report the...

  • Research

    Can CBD help you quit smoking?

    CBD has gained a reputation for its therapeutic effects in recent years, and one new use for it researchers are...

  • Physiology

    What’s the link between cannabis and menstrual health?

    Cannabis and the menstrual cycle have more in common than you might think.  Both have been shunned by polite society,...

  • Products

    7 best cannabis salves for 2022

    Of all of the wonderful products you can make from cannabis, topicals are perhaps the least appreciated. These aptly named...

  • News

    Can cannabis help with postpartum depression?

    Many people use cannabis to help with depression. But is it safe or effective when you’re a new mother? This...

  • Plant

    What is CBG?

    CBG (cannabigerol) is by far one of the most important cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. It is often called "the...

  • Plant

    Shake weed – good, better or best?

    Shake weed is made up of the tiny remnants that fall off the flower as it is being handled or...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for pain management

    One of the most common uses of medical cannabis is to treat chronic pain. In fact, modern research on cannabis...

  • How to

    How to tell if your cannabis is laced

    Laced weed is another way to describe cannabis that has been altered with another substance.  Despite what sensationalist headlines would...

  • News

    Study shows CBD can modify your high

    Amid speculation on whether cannabidiol (CBD) can influence the intoxicating effects of d9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a new study supports this idea,...

  • Physiology

    What is herbalism and how does cannabis fit in? 

    Cannabis is often described as a “magic plant”,  but it’s not the only one with seemingly magical medicinal qualities -...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for ADHD

    For people with ADHD, cannabis has long been a source of relief and support.  Despite the prevalence of ADHD diagnosis...

  • News

    Working out high: Is cannabis good for exercise?

    It’s a lovely morning somewhere in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, and Jon Kennedy has one last step...

  • Delivery

    THC syrup: What is it and what can you use it for?

    For generations in every corner of the Earth, countless elixirs have come as syrups that go down easy and provide...

  • Products

    Best cannabis beverages in 2022

    Cannabis drinks are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the industry.  Drinkable cannabis is subtle, letting you get lifted without...

  • News

    Bud for Blood: The cannabis industry gives back

    Did you know there’s a blood shortage in the United States right now?  In January 2022, the Red Cross announced...

  • Products

    What are cannabis suppositories?

    Even people who have never in their life consumed cannabis probably know what a joint is. Pot brownies and all...

  • Plant

    The one thing you can do to improve your homegrow

    You can’t have a healthy plant without healthy roots. But as the invisible backbone of your plants, it can be...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for nausea

    Cannabis has been used to help combat vomiting in medical spaces since the 1980s, but plant lovers have known about...

  • Research

    Why a standardized cannabis dose is a bad thing. And a good thing

    Could a standard dose of marijuana, or more likely, THC, benefit cannabis research and improve medical cannabis treatment? In theory,...

  • Physiology

    How cannabis affects your skin

    Oils, creams, skin balms, gels and serums made from cannabis come in all shapes and sizes, and many of these...

  • Delivery

    My dog ate my weed! What to do if your pooch gets high

    Thanks to the ongoing legalization of marijuana, stories of pets eating weed are becoming quite common. Dogs, cats, and other...

  • Physiology

    Studying while high: is it a good idea?

    Can cannabis help you focus and motivate you to study more effectively? Like all substances designed to help you, it...

  • Delivery

    Transdermal delivery of cannabis: Everything you need to know

    The transdermal delivery of cannabis works by allowing cannabinoids to penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream. Patches containing various...

  • Physiology

    What are THC and CBD tampons?

    Cannabis tampons are tampons that have been infused with cannabinoids such as CBD or THC. The idea is that the...

  • Strains

    Best marijuana strains for depression

    So you’re wondering what type of marijuana would be best for depression. As with most marijuana matters there’s no simple...

  • Treatment

    Cottonmouth from weed: why it happens and how to fix it

    The majority of cannabis users can attest to having experienced a common phenomenon known as cottonmouth. At the peak of...

  • Products

    5 iconic cannabis strains that grow great outdoors

    Growing weed outdoors isn’t as simple as throwing seeds in the ground and letting Mother Nature take care of the...

  • Plant

    What is THCP and how does it affect you?

    In the wee hours of 2019, a team of Italian researchers reported on an astounding discovery; a new cannabinoid was...

  • Products

    Is cannabis-infused makeup worth the hype?

    Cannabis is everywhere these days. From CBD toothpaste and pillows to lotions, face creams and everything in between, it seems...

  • CBD

    What is CBD? Everything you need to know

    Cannabidiol (CBD) belongs to a class of molecules called cannabinoids, which are produced almost exclusively  in cannabis — hence the...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for PTSD

    PTSD, short for post-traumatic stress disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that will affect one in 11 people in the US...

  • Plant

    Wild cannabis: what is ditch weed and can you use it?

    Ditch weed is a term used in North America for any wild-growing cannabis. It’s an umbrella term that can encompass...

  • News

    The top 7 things to know when cooking with cannabis

    Food and cannabis combine so many of the greatest experiences that life can offer - spending time with loved ones,...

  • Physiology

    Cannabis & sex: a woman’s guide

    While female struggles with desire and arousal can sometimes end up at a diagnosis like Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder (FSIAD)...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for working out

    Just because stoners have the stereotype of being lazy doesn’t mean it’s true. In fact, if you struggle with the...

  • Plant

    Cannabis plant anatomy: A beginner’s guide

    Now that cannabis has become more accepted in North America, many cannasseurs are eager to try their hand at indoor...

  • How to

    How to grind cannabis – with or without a grinder!

    It’s important to grind cannabis before you roll it in a joint, blunt, or spliff because it makes it easier...

  • Plant

    What is THC-O-Acetate? Is it safe?

    THC-O-acetate (THC-O, THCO or tetrahydrocannabinol acetate) is a synthetic cannabinoid said to be more potent and have longer-lasting effects than...

  • Plant

    What are cannabinoids?

    One of the main reasons cannabis has so many diverse uses is the plant’s ability to produce a wide variety...

  • Plant

    Water curing cannabis: How and why to do it

    After harvest, cannabis needs to be dried and cured before it is ready to consume. Drying typically occurs first, followed...

  • Plant

    Shrooms vs weed: the difference between magic mushrooms and cannabis

    Cannabis and magic mushrooms are a pair with a long lasting connection. Commonly taken together, and possessing some similar qualities,...

  • Plant

    What is THC? Here’s everything you need to know

    There are a lot of different molecules in nature, and though cannabinoids are rather rare, they are extremely abundant in...

  • Research

    If you like how cannabis smells – does that mean it’ll be better for you?

    Do you love cannabis strains that smell like a citrus grove? Do you prefer buying an eighth that smells like...

  • Physiology

    Is CBD safe to use during pregnancy and nursing?

    Cannabis use and pregnancy is a tough topic. The unknown effects of cannabis on developing babies are concerning enough to...

  • Delivery

    How to make your own cannabis lube

    When sex educator and author Ashley Manta needed relief from pain during penetration, she called a friend, who had experience...

  • Products

    Best clean, healthy edibles in 2022

    Who says that edibles have to be filled with preservatives and added sugars?  As the edibles market continues to grow,...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for sleep

    Sleep is foundational to good health, impacting our energy levels, cognition, and hormone regulation. Yet despite the obvious benefits, nearly...

  • Psychedelics

    This app-guided psychedelic treatment works when antidepressants don’t

    When antidepressants were first introduced in the mid-20th century, they were a breakthrough in pharmaceuticals. Nearly 70 years later, antidepressants...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for ASD

    Cannabis is an incredible, multi-purpose plant. As our body of research expands, new avenues of potential treatment emerge for conditions...

  • Physiology

    Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency: When does it happen and why?

    Modern medicine has become somewhat advanced when it comes to treating certain medical needs, but meanwhile many conditions remain mysterious...

  • Physiology

    What happens to your brain when you get high

    If you were around in the United States in the 80s and 90s, you may remember the classic anti-drug advertisement,...

  • Physiology

    What is greening out? What you need to know about consuming too much cannabis

    Greening out is a slang phrase for consuming too much cannabis, specifically THC. Whether you take a bigger hit of...

  • Products

    Digging into the dankest dirt: the best soil for growing cannabis 

    Soil is the root of all plant life...because it literally feeds the roots! Sure, you could use hydroponics to grow...

  • Plant

    What does ‘full spectrum’ cannabis mean and why is it important?

    "Which form of cannabis is the most 'full spectrum'?" That’s the question that sparked an online poll, which resulted in...

  • Products

    What is ABV weed and what can you do with it?

    If you love vaping cannabis, then you’ve probably faced this scenario. For weeks on end, you dump the brown, vaped...

  • Products

    Can you fly with delta-8 products?

    The legality around flying with Delta-8 is complicated. Delta-8 is already a controversial chemical compound before you add in the...

  • Plant

    How to rehydrate dry cannabis: the good, the bad & the risky 

    Dry cannabis is a major bummer. Not only does it lose flavor due to terpenes evaporating, but it also creates...

  • Plant

    What are cannabis chemovars and chemotypes?

    Cannabis categorization and nomenclature is more complex than you might think — and more important, too. The standard categorization in...

  • How to

    Got soggy cannabis? 5 ways to dry your wet weed

    If you’ve gotten your cannabis wet, there is a good chance you’re gonna want to throw it out, as wet...

  • Delivery

    Cannabis consumption methods

    There are three primary categories of cannabis consumption methods — via inhalation, oral, and topical — but within those categories...

  • Research

    This first-in-class cannabis sleep study uses wearables to collect data

    What if you could get paid to consume cannabis and fall asleep?  It sounds too good to be true, but...

  • Delivery

    What to add to your spliff instead of tobacco

    A spliff of perfectly cured cannabis flower mixed with some tobacco can feel great, but comes at the cost of...

  • Physiology

    Is cannabis a blood thinner?

    Ever wondered how cannabinoids like THC or CBD affect your blood? It may seem like a weird question, but it...

  • Physiology

    Why does cannabis make your eyes red?

    Red eyes are one of the most common side effects of marijuana, and a tell-tale sign that someone in the...

  • Plant

    Indica vs Sativa: Are they really that different?

    When you walk into a cannabis dispensary, there’s a very good chance that the first question you’ll be asked —...

  • Research

    Wake and bake: why it feels different and how to do it right

    Cannabis enthusiasts are no strangers to the wake and bake —the concept of smoking cannabis shortly after waking up. In...

  • Physiology

    Can you smoke weed on antibiotics?

    Antibiotics are some of the most common medications, typically used to treat bacterial infections - so many wonder whether it...

  • Research

    Can you smoke weed before surgery?

    Chronic and occasional cannabis users are at no greater risk of complications from anesthesia, according to a new study published...

  • Plant

    THCA: What are THC crystals and what are their potential benefits?

    The world of cannabis can be overwhelming. With so many chemical compounds, abbreviations, and consumption methods to explore, it’s hard...

  • Plant

    What are terpenes?

    Terpenes are the aromatic oils found in all plants. These molecules are responsible for the distinct smell and taste of...

  • Physiology

    Does cannabis enhance masturbation?

    All too often, the topic of sex centers around bodily gratification, from arousal to climax, and remains focused on physical...

  • Physiology

    Why cannabis can make your heart race

    One of the most common unwanted side effects of cannabis, a spike in heart rate, also happens to be one...

  • How to

    The 10 simple cannabis-related resolutions you need to start 2022 on a high

    Creating cannabis-focused resolutions symbolizes a fun, feel-good way to shake up your perspective on the new year ahead. For many,...

  • Products

    The lowdown on CBD bath bombs and which ones you should try

    With our busy work schedules, family life, workout regimens, and Netflix shows to catch up on, there’s less and less...

  • Plant

    Debunking the myth: what is a stoner?

    If you enjoy cannabis, are you automatically a stoner?  Well, there’s a few different definitions of what a stoner is....

  • How to

    Should you use warm water in your bong?

    You may have heard of adding ice cubes to your bong to create a chill hit, but have you tried...

  • Products

    Best landrace cannabis seeds for 2022

    Without landraces, we wouldn’t have weed. That may sound overdramatic, but it’s true! Cannabis landraces are the original strains from...

  • Physiology

    The munchies: Why does weed make you crave food?

    If you’ve tried cannabis — particularly a variety with high levels of THC — you’ve probably experienced one of its...

  • Plant

    Cannabis co-evolution: are we hardwired to use cannabis?

    Our bodies have a built-in framework ready to accept the active molecules in cannabis, like THC. This network is called...

  • Plant

    When’s the best time to harvest cannabis flowers? 

    Harvesting cannabis is simultaneously the most exciting and stressful time for growers. During this time cultivators might be thrilled to...

  • Physiology

    Does weed lower testosterone?

    There’s a popular narrative going around the anti-cannabis lobby - that increasing legal access to cannabis, medical or otherwise will...

  • Treatment

    Why do so many people with ADHD use cannabis?

    “All over the world, we know that patients suffering from ADHD use cannabis. This is something all psychiatrists know,” Dr....

  • Plant

    What is HHC and how does it affect the body?

    Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC), which was patented in the late 1940s as a “therapeutic substance having marihuana activity,” is a cannabinoid that’s...

  • How to

    My parents think I’m a drug addict: how to talk to baby boomers about weed

    Communication across generational lines always comes with challenges. For clued-up millennials and Gen Xers, cannabis has become a part of...

  • Treatment

    What strains are best for migraines? This study may have the answer

    If your head is throbbing, you probably wouldn’t think to tie on a headband — but you might want to...

  • News

    Can you really snort cannabis?

    The scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. This...

  • Products

    The best cannabis seeds for hydroponics growing

    Hydroponics isn't a new gardening technique. In fact, some historians believe the Ancient Egyptians and Chinese knew all about hydroponic...

  • Delivery

    Can you make edibles kick in faster?

    Have you ever been running behind and wanted your edibles to kick in ASAP? What about if you can’t sleep...

  • Plant

    What are cannabis landrace strains?

    If you’ve ever gone shopping for cannabis, you probably already know that the plant has many different varieties called strains....

  • Products

    How CBD, CBDA and CBG work to improve sleep, reduce pain and relieve worry

    Learning how to use non-impairing, hemp-based products such as CBD, CBDA and CBG can be confusing. With some products you...

  • News

    Study finds cannabis compounds can prevent COVID-19: but what does this really mean for weed users?

    It’s not often that cannabis takes mainstream news by storm, but a recent study about cannabis compounds and COVID-19 did...

  • How to

    All you need to know before trying cannabis for the first time

    Ready to try cannabis, but nervous about – well, everything? You’re in the right place.  As cannabis legalization spreads across...

  • Products

    How many grams in an ounce of marijuana?

    Dime bags, eighths, and g’s - cannabis is a world with its own language. If you’re new to buying cannabis...

  • News

    Can cannabis help COVID ‘long haulers?’

    An unknown number of recovered COVID-19 patients are walking through a fog, uncertain when it will end and what can...

  • Delivery

    Cannabis oils: the different types and what they’re used for

    What is cannabis oil? The term ‘cannabis oil’ is incredibly generic. Without any additional context it can be used to...

  • How to

    How to make THC Crystals

    Thanks to their unrivaled purity and potency, THCA crystals or “diamonds” are growing in popularity in the cannabis community. This...

  • Products

    The best CBD shampoos for 2022

    From CBD infused mattresses to lubricants to cannabidiol toothpicks and potato chips, the CBD rush has seen no shortage of...

  • Research

    What is crossfading and what are the risks?

    Purposely mixing alcohol and cannabis together—or crossfading—is a very common party trend among young adults. Even though it's a very...

  • News

    Does holding cannabis smoke in longer make a difference?

    It’s conventional wisdom that’s been passed down for generations and is accepted as de facto gospel among marijuana smokers —...

  • Research

    Can weed make you more creative?

    Countless works of music and art show the sort of open-minded, vulnerable and imaginative mindset that many people associate with...

  • Strains

    Best strains and terpenes for focus and flow state

    It’s 3pm – the last stretch of the work day, and your mind is jumping around. You know if you...

  • Plant

    What is Delta-8-THC? Is it safe?

    What if there was a type of weed that was fully legal, safe to use, you could buy at the...

  • How to

    Become a pro with these 7 top vaping tips and tricks

    Vaping is an increasingly popular way to consume cannabis. Yet, there’s a lot to know if you want to vape...

  • Research

    Can cannabis make you more empathetic?

    Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes; to look at life from another’s perspective; and to...

  • How to

    Read this before you try hotboxing cannabis

    Whether you’ve participated or not, you’ve likely heard the term “hotboxing” before. The practice of filling a small enclosed area...

  • Research

    How long does a weed high last? New studies can’t agree

    How long do the effects of inhaled cannabis last? Whatever your own lived experience has taught you, according to two...

  • Treatment

    Is cannabis an aphrodisiac?

    When it comes to sparking sexual desire and increasing arousal, cannabis takes pride of place on many nightstands. The plant...

  • Treatment

    Is marijuana addictive?

    When it comes to cannabis, there’s a lot of contradictory information out there on whether the plant can be addictive...

  • Physiology

    What are the ‘weed shakes’ and how can you prevent them?

    If you’ve ever tried cannabis you’ll be familiar with some of its most common side effects. For example, cannabis cotton...

  • Recipes

    What is lecithin and why is it in your edibles?

    Cannabis edibles have progressed beyond basic “pot brownies” and now come in all sorts of flavors and tastes and most...

  • News

    What are they smoking? CNN says study found cannabis could double heart attack risk – but did it?

    The CNN headline could hardly have been more alarming if it tried: “Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely...

  • Physiology

    The nose knows: how to identify common scents from terpenes

    If you’re new to cannabis, you may think that all weed smells the same. But once you’ve spent some time...

  • How to

    How to use a dab pen

    Dab pens cross the inhalation method of dab rigs with the convenience and portability of a vape pen.  These pens...

  • Physiology

    Not ready to come down? How to make your high last longer

    Getting the most from a daily dose of medical cannabis is top of mind for many patients, especially those treating...

  • Delivery

    Badder, budder, and shatter: what’s the difference?

    Maybe they sound like a mid-90s R&B trio or the mascots for a breakfast cereal, but badder, budder, and shatter...

  • Research

    Why cannabis might make some women sleep worse

    Women who regularly use cannabis are more likely to suffer from sleep issues than male cannabis users, a new study...

  • Physiology

    5 foods that can affect your high

    Everyone has a favorite album they like to pair with cannabis, a movie they really love to watch when high,...

  • News

    What makes a great cannabis strain?

    Having an abundance of very potent cannabis at your fingertips is a great problem to have, but are we missing...

  • Products

    The 8 best transdermal patches for 2022

    When it comes to topical cannabis products, transdermal patches stand a notch above. These small patches deliver cannabinoids that cross...

  • Physiology

    THC metabolism: How your body metabolizes cannabis

    Drug metabolism is the entire process of how drugs are transformed and converted from one chemical form to another. That...

  • Physiology

    Why edibles don’t work for some people

    There are numerous reports of people for whom edibles don't produce the high they expect, even if smoked cannabis does...

  • News

    1 in 5 caregivers provide their autistic children CBD as a treatment, survey finds

    One in five caregivers of children with autism give them CBD as a form of treatment, and 31% started CBD...

  • News

    Practicing yoga high: should you give stoned yoga a try?

    For many of us, stepping onto our yoga mat is a sacred daily ritual that brings us into the present...

  • Physiology

    Can cannabis help support social interactions and reduce social anxiety?

    Cannabis use has been linked to a diverse array of therapeutic effects on health and wellbeing. But what about its...

  • Plant

    Can you eat raw weed?

    It’s very simple. “Raw weed won’t get you high because it has not been decarboxylated,” says Dr. Junella Chin, an...

  • Delivery

    What are edibles and how do they affect your body?

    One of the unique features of cannabis is that it’s available in so many different formulations. There have never been...

  • Plant

    How long does it take to grow cannabis?

    Good weed comes to those who wait. But just how many months do you need to grow cannabis indoors? The...

  • Products

    The best eye drops for red eyes 2022

    Glassy, glazed, bloodshot eyes – the most obvious sign anywhere in the world that someone has just gotten high. Red...

  • Plant

    What is cannabis wax and can you make it?

    Crumble, budder, batter, honeycomb - the world of cannabis wax can be confusing to the uninitiated, but it’s a club...

  • Physiology

    THC detox: how to pass a drug a test

    Even if you consume cannabis legally and responsibly, your employer can still make you take a THC Drug Test, and...

  • Physiology

    Can cannabis reduce acid reflux?

    Can cannabis reduce acid reflux and heartburn? The short answer is maybe – but there isn’t enough research or evidence...

  • Research

    Is cannabis withdrawal real and how can it affect you?

    It may not be life-threatening or medically dangerous, but withdrawing from cannabis is a very real experience for many regular...

  • Physiology

    Mixing weed and alcohol: the good, the bad and the ugly

    Taken responsibly, both alcohol and cannabis can be a great time. But what about when you mix the two? Drinking...

  • Physiology

    What happens when you mix melatonin and cannabis?

    If you’ve been poking around the internet or your local dispensary recently, you’ve likely come across edibles that include both...

  • Plant

    What is delta-10-THC? Is it safe?

    Delta-10-THC is a synthetic isomer of delta-9-THC, meaning it is made from the exact same elements and has the same...

  • Strains

    Best weed strains for sex

    The singer Billy Joel once said that there’s nothing better than good sex, but even a peanut butter and jelly...

  • How to

    Should you put ice in your bong?

    Dropping a few ice cubes down the neck of a bong before lighting up is a not-so-secret stoner trick that’s...

  • Delivery

    What’s the best temperature to vape weed?

    What’s the best temperature for dry herb vaporizing? Well, it depends on what effects you’re looking for. There is no...

  • Plant

    5 common cannabis growing mistakes and how to avoid them

    Growing award-winning cannabis doesn't happen overnight. Even pro marijuana breeders experience their fair share of mistakes on the way towards...

  • Research

    Here’s what you need to know about cannabis research

    There’s no doubt that the amount of information that is available about cannabis is at an all-time high -  in...

  • Plant

    Cannabis cultivation checklist: all you need to know to make your plants thrive

    Marijuana doesn't miraculously "grow like a weed." OK, if you were to toss a few seeds outside, they may grow...

  • Recipes

    Gluten-free and keto-friendly edibles

    What’s not to love about edibles? They’re versatile, delicious, and inconspicuous- a practically perfect combination.  But many edibles on the...

  • CBD

    Why organic is so important when it comes to CBD

    A simple glance at the CBD products in your local health store or supermarket makes one thing certain - companies...

  • News

    Trap gummies: the problem with black market cannabis edibles

    Trap gummies is a generic term for any edibles (not just gummies) made outside of legal cannabis manufacturing processes. Typically,...

  • Plant

    Air moisture for marijuana: the basics of cannabis humidity

    Humidity may not be the central aspect of cannabis cultivation, but it plays a vital role in the plant's development....

  • Treatment

    Cannabis side effects: How weed affects your mind and body

    There’s plenty of evidence showing that cannabis can help with a variety of medical conditions. Like anything else you put...

  • Treatment

    What seniors need to know before getting a medical marijuana card

    The percentage of Americans over 65 who had reported using cannabis in the past year had increased tenfold between 2006...