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Why Coffee and CBD are a Perfect Pair

What do you get when you take the energizing, buzzy boost of your favorite morning java with a side of cannabidiol, or as we all know it, CBD? Magic. You get magic. Caffeine and CBD go together like peanut butter and jelly — if PB&J had pain-relieving, anxiety-calming, seizure-reducing properties. Here’s why the two compounds play together so nicely. Read more

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Three Truths about Cannabis

We’ve long taken the stance that education is the key to shattering persistent and damaging myths about cannabis. People are naturally fearful or dismissive of that which they don’t understand, and from policymakers to scientists to citizens, education matters. If we had the country’s undivided attention for just a minute to share a little information about cannabis — the stuff everyone needs to know — here’s where we’d start. Read more

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Why Cannabutter is the Secret Ingredient Your Food Needs

We love sharing recipes around these parts, and cannabutter tends to make an appearance in them. That’s because it’s a wonderfully versatile ingredient that can enhance any dish calling for butter. The key, of course, is understanding how to properly prepare cannabutter. Here’s how to do that, and why cannabutter is the secret ingredient your food needs. Read more

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Here’s How Cannabis Helps You Focus

Hands up if you’ve ever used cannabis for the focus and motivation you need to hit the gym, finish a painting, or, say, write a blog post. While the research has yet to weigh in — as is often the case when it comes to cannabis — anecdotal evidence abounds. So while we can’t say exactly how cannabis helps you focus, we can make a pretty compelling argument that the inherent properties of this wonder plant open the door to serious productivity. 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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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