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The Best Way to Take Cannabis Edibles

When it comes to cannabis, you have a myriad of options that you could choose. From smoking to vaping, your cannabis journey is your own. One option that’s worth noting is the use of cannabis edibles. What are edibles, exactly? They’re more than just the famous cannabis brownies that you made in college. Edibles are cannabis-infused products that you can ingest orally or sublingually.

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The Differences Between Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid Cannabis

Whether you are a medical or recreational cannabis user, or you are barely getting started on your cannabis journey, the terms “sativa” and “indica” seem to crop up everywhere. Somewhere you might read they are different plants, while somewhere else it may state that they are different strains of the same plant! So, what is the truth? And how does the difference between sativa and indica affect a cannabis user?

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Tips on Using Cannabis For Sleep

There is nothing like a good night’s rest to prepare your body and mind for a packed schedule the next day. And yet, so many people cannot get the rest they deserve because of disrupted sleep cycles and a variety of sleep disorders, from insomnia to sleep apnea. While taking prescription drugs is one way to handle the problem, it comes with its own array of side-effects, which is why many people prefer using cannabis products for sleep.

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Dab Day Gift Guide

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National dab day is approaching and what better way to celebrate than by getting your favorite dab connoisseur the perfect gift? In this blog post, we will be presenting a comprehensive list of the best gifts to get a true dabber. More than likely your friend already has their go-to vape or dab rig, so get them their favorite type of cannabis concentrate instead! Whether you're looking for something full of flavor or power, we have you covered.

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Cannabis for Beginners: Choosing the Right Product

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If you are new to cannabis, you might be a little confused about trying to figure out which product is right for you. With so many different ways to use cannabis on the market, it can be hard to know where to start. 


In this blog post, we will teach you about the different types of cannabis products and help you choose the right one for your needs. We'll also give you some tips on how to use them and what to expect when you do. So whether you're a first-time user or just looking for more information, read on.

 

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Seven Common Effects of Being High

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When it comes to cannabis, there's a lot of mystery and misconception around what happens when you get high. Some people think that you instantly become a giggling mess, while others believe that you'll become paranoid about mundane things. 

The truth is that the effects of cannabis vary depending on the person, as well as the strain and method of consumption. In this blog post, we will teach you about the seven main effects of cannabinoid interaction in the body and determine what being high feels like.

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Celebrate 420 with These Unique Gifts

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420 is just around the corner, and if you’re like most cannabis users, you’ll be looking for the best gifts to share with your friends and family members (or to keep all to yourself). In this blog post, we’ll share some of our favorite cannabis gifts, from smoking accessories to cannabis-themed clothing to premium cannabis products from some of the best brands in the industry. So sit back, relax, and celebrate 420 in style with this comprehensive guide.

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Why It’s Important to Buy From a Reputable Cannabis Retailer

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Cannabis is big business in the U.S. Thirty-seven states now have a medical marijuana program in place, and 18 states allow recreational cannabis use—and the number continues to grow every year. But whenever a new market opens up, there’s an element of “buyer beware” that goes along with it. Not every cannabis retailer is reputable (or even operating legally, for that matter), and you have to be especially cautious when buying cannabis online. 

So how can you tell if a cannabis retailer is legit? There are a few key things to watch out for.

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CBD vs CBN: What’s the Difference, and Which is Best for You?

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The cannabis plant contains over 70 unique cannabinoids that contribute to its unique properties. These compounds interact differently with the endocannabinoid system and offer different experiences to the user. The most commonly known cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but are you familiar with cannabinol (CBN) yet? Let’s explore the similarities and differences between CBD and CBN.

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What You Need to Know About Cannabis for Arthritis

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Over 54 million U.S. adults live with some form of arthritis, and nearly 24 million of those adults have seen their quality of life significantly impacted by their condition. But as conventional arthritis treatments have mixed results, a growing number of arthritis sufferers are turning to an alternative solution: cannabis. But does using cannabis for arthritis actually work? And, more importantly, how do you achieve the maximum benefit?

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7 Facts Nobody Told You About Feminized Cannabis Seeds

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It doesn't matter where you smoke your stash--whether it's on a lonely mountain ridge or at a party but have you ever wondered which marijuana plant gives that cannabinoid-rich buds you enjoy?

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Why Does Weed Cause Red Eyes?

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If you just finished off a pre-roll and are wondering why your eyes look bloodshot in the mirror, have no fear. Weed causes red eyes in some people, and it’s generally not a cause for concern. The effect is caused by the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in your bloodstream, and it typically doesn’t last for very long. But why does THC make your eyes red in the first place? The answer to that is a little more nuanced.

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The Effects of Getting High: 7 Factors of Interaction

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Cannabis is a funny thing when an individual is looking for specific effects. With the way products are formulated nowadays it's easier than it was up until say the early 2000's. It also a conversation that happens a lot when we're explaining interaction and uses of certain strains or products on the phone with HERB members. Yes, we supply product photos, official lab results and anecdotal information for members to make an informed decision. But until they try it for themselves, they truly won't know how their anatomy may react. (It's usually therapeutic, beneficial or positive, and rarely negative...)