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Going Smokeless — How to Consume Cannabis During the Pandemic

There’s a lot of speculation about COVID-19 these days, and smoking cigarettes has been linked to worse outcomes if you become infected. While no one knows for sure, the safest course of action is probably to avoid introducing any foreign substances into your lungs — cannabis included. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying the benefits of cannabis. Consider it an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and try something new, like an edible, a tincture, or a topical. Read more

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Cannabis as Self-Care — Three Products to Try During Self-Isolation

We’re living through a historical moment these days, and it’s taking a toll. Financial worries, concerns about the virus itself, and the act of social-distancing are probably manifesting in some low-level stress and anxiety at the very least. But a little self-care go a long way. And cannabis happens to be an excellent place to start. Get started with cannabis as a form of self care and give these three products a whirl during self-isolation. Read more

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Infused Guacamole for a Little Extra this Cinco De Mayo

Self-isolation or not, it’s Cinco de Mayo! It’s a day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, and heritage, even if you’re doing all that celebrating at home. If you’re whipping up some fresh guacamole to go with those margaritas or carne asada tacos, we’re sharing a recipe to kick things up. This infused guacamole is a little extra — in the best way. Read more

Do Cannabis Edibles Have a Shelf Life?

This is a crazy time, and if you’ve been to the grocery store recently, you know first-hand that hoarding tendencies are running rampant. People like to stock up in a panic and in addition to toilet paper and hand sanitizer, you may also be ordering a whole lot of cannabis edibles these days. It’s a smart alternative to smoking right now, but it also may have you wondering whether cannabis edibles have a shelf life. Hey, good question. Read more

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The Magic of Cannabis-Infused Balms for Chapped Hands

If you’re like most people during this global pandemic, you’re washing your hands pretty much all the time. The CDC is very clear on the importance of washing your hands after being in public places, after sneezing or coughing, and before eating. It adds up to a lot of soap and water on your hands, and the upshot — especially in our dry high desert climate — is excessively dry, cracked, chapped, peeling hands. Ouch. If you’re reaching for standard lotion, it may not be doing much. But a cannabis-infused balm is magic for chapped hands. Read more

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Cannabis-Infused Banana Bread is What We All Need Right Now

Nothing says comfort like a freshly-baked loaf of banana bread and these days, we can use all the comfort we can get. Infused banana bread sounds like a delightful accompaniment to last week’s infused tea, so we jumped online for a tried-and-true cannabis infused banana bread recipe. Read, bake, enjoy, and remember — stay home! Read more

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One, Two, Tea — Sit and Relax with this Easy Infused Recipe

Between the tail end of the flu season and the unsettling coronavirus pandemic, there are compelling reasons to spend more time at home. And as the idea of social distancing gains traction, well, you may want to put this recipe to good use. Cannabis-infused tea is comfort cannabis — relaxing, soothing, and rewarding. Read more

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Five Signs of a Great Cannabis Dispensary

Depending on where you live, you may have a lot of accessible cannabis dispensaries. So how do you know which ones are worth your time? While you could visit each dispensary in town and take copious notes about your various experiences, it’s helpful to start with some parameters. Today, we’re making it easy. These are five signs of a great dispensary, so you’ll know one when you see it. Read more

When it comes to your cannabis stash, there are a few things to know. First and foremost — whatever form your cannabis takes, it needs to be stored well away from kids and pets. And if keeping it out of reach is step one, keeping your cannabis fresh and potent is definitely step two. You can do that easily enough by maintaining the right environment. When it comes to stashing your stash, here are the three big conditions to avoid. Environmental Enemies of Cannabis Heat: Surprise! Heat — the same thing that you deliberately use to enjoy cannabis in some forms — is really rough on its integrity. High temperatures will degrade your flower, oil, and tinctures before you can enjoy them. Maintaining a fairly consistent temperature is best to ensure potency, so think carefully before stashing your stuff in the little cupboard above the stove. Humidity: Too much humidity is seriously problematic, creating an ideal environment for mold or mildew on flower and wreaking havoc on things like cannabis capsules. A dry spot — i.e. not the bathroom — is a good idea. If you live in a humid environment, consider investing in a fan or dehumidifier to keep things nice and dry. Light: There’s a reason your cannabis tincture comes in a dark bottle. Light degrades cannabis in most forms, so keeping your products in a cool, dry, dark place will preserve their potency. Storage Containers The old-school baggy may be convenient, but it offers zero protection from damage. Plus, they won’t mask odors at all. A dark glass or metal container will lock in smells, keep out moisture, and protect your stash from light. For some products, like capsules, cartridges, and oils, the original packaging will work well, assuming you can keep them in a cool, dark place. Your favorite cannabis dispensary will probably have recommendations and even products specifically for keeping your cannabis good and potent, not to mention inaccessible to kids and pets. You can also jump online and see what the cannabis community suggests. Either way, make sure you’re stashing your cannabis stash properly!

Stashing Your Cannabis Stash — The 3 Big Conditions to Avoid

There are a few things to manage when you have a cannabis stash. First and foremost — whatever form your cannabis takes, it needs to be stored well away from kids and pets. And if keeping it out of reach is step one, keeping your cannabis fresh and potent is definitely step two. You can do that easily enough by maintaining the right environment. When it comes to stashing your stash, here are the three big conditions to avoid. Read more

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Cannabis Topicals and Other Tips for Seasonal Joint Pain

Seasonal joint pain may sound like an old wives’ tale, but it’s a very real experience for a lot of people. Research is limited, and the studies that have been done on seasonal joint pain is surprisingly contradictory. Still, the fact remains that aching joints can be exacerbated by changes in the weather, even if we don’t necessarily understand why. The good news? A cannabis topical can help soothe those aches and pains, whether they’re caused by wintry weather or barometric pressure changes. Try these tips for a well-rounded treatment plan. Read more