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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 Legalization Bills Filed at the Federal Level

On Tuesday of this week, California Senator Kamala Harris introduced legislation to decriminalize and tax cannabis on a federal level. Although we have a small quibble with the slang used in the bill’s name – something that’s actually addressed in the bill itself – we are totally on board with the effort. Read more

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Cannabis & The Gym

We love challenging the stigma around cannabis, as evidenced by our amazing creative ambassadors – there’s the jewelry maker, the photographer, the tattoo artist, the DJ, and the gypsy wagon guy. Now, we’re tackling that tired trope of the lazy stoner stuck to the sofa scarfing bags of chips. Here are three reasons cannabis helps you make the most of your gym time. Read more

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New Strain Alert – Obi-Wan OG

We love bringing new strains to the Nevada cannabis market, and after a long, careful selection process, we’re especially excited to drop Obi-Wan OG. This delightful indica-dominant hybrid comes by way of Ocean Grown Seeds – that purveyor of excellence, with more than 30 years of experience in breeding and genetic selection – and the strain is the result of a cross between Ghost OG and Alien Rift. Here’s how things are playing out so far. Read more

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Something Different for Mom this Mother’s Day

Being a mother is one of those amazing experiences that are at once incredibly precious and unbelievably hard. And yes, Mother’s Day is one of those Hallmark holidays, but let’s be clear – all moms deserve at least one day of recognition and gratitude every year. Take her to breakfast, send flowers or chocolates, spring for a massage or spa day, or consider gifting her with an alternative to more mainstream stress-busters. Because motherhood may be magical, but it’s one stressful job. And goodies like these may help. Read more

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Benefits of Cannabis for Man’s Best Friend

Obligatory disclaimer here – at this time, there is limited empirical evidence available about specific benefits of cannabis for our furry friends. And just because something is natural doesn’t mean it’s safe. After all, dogs are allergic to all kinds of things that wouldn’t harm a human – like chocolate. But dogs have an endocannabinoid system with receptors in their brains and nervous system, and cannabis is proving to be an effective pain reliever for canines. Read more

The Best (Debunked) Myths about 4/20

April 20 comes round once a year, and whether you indulge or not, the day is recognized as a national holiday of sorts for cannabis culture. In addition to killer deals and general merriment at your favorite dispensary in states with legal adult use (ahem, KYND is all in at Mynt’s Spring Jamboree!), the day is awash in myth and mystery. There are tons of illicit/thrilling/random rumors that continue to circulate about the day’s origins. Here are a handful of the best (debunked) myths about 4/20. Read more

Real Talk – Synthetic Cannabis is Bad News

Last week, the focus around here was on clean weed – the stuff that’s been tested in accordance with stringent state regulations to ensure that you’re getting pure, consistent products every time you shop at a Nevada dispensary. As it happens, the folks at our favorite downtown Reno dispensary, Mynt, recently published a post about the dangers of synthetic cannabis, which is kind of the opposite of clean weed. We loved their information so much, we had to take that idea and run with it a bit. Read more

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Four Ways Cannabis Boosts Productivity

For many, cannabis is intrinsically linked to relaxation, even lethargy. How else would a term like couch-lock crop up? But as cannabis continues its slow, steady march to legality state by state, people are becoming more sophisticated in their use. From medicinal to functional benefits, cannabis isn’t just for relaxing anymore. For you go-getters out there, here’s how cannabis boosts productivity. Read more