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CBG vs CBD

There is no doubt about the fact that CBD is indeed the trendiest and commonly used compound of the cannabis plant. However, are you well aware of the differences between the two most popular cannabis plant extracts: CBD and CBG? Primarily, CBG is a precursor of CBD that contains the same compounds but performs different functions. Today, a lot of individuals have begun to show a keen interest in CBG products due to its vast health benefits. 

In the beginning, researchers assumed that both compounds have the same characteristics. However, with time, they observed significant differences between them and hence it is important to understand what these are before you decide to choose either one for consumption.

Here’s a general description of CBG vs CBD for your convenience:

What is CBG?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of the cannabinoids present in the hemp and flower of the cannabis plant. It is initially seen to be present as a chemical precursor called CBG acid (CBGA) that breaks down into CBDA and THCA. These two compounds then convert into CBD and THC. CBG is present in the hemp of the plant during the blooming phase of the growth.

Moreover, the analgesic properties of CBG overlap the THC analgesic properties without any negative impact. In addition, it works with CB1 and CB2 to cope with inflammation, anxiety, pain, and heat sensitivity. Also, CBG has strong stress and pain-relieving properties which make it more preferable than the other compounds.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most common, and the earliest compound found in higher concentrations in the hemp and flower of the cannabis plant. It is known to cause positive mental, and non-psychoactive impact on the human body. Additionally, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, and pain-relieving properties which also makes it a great choice for treating epilepsy in children. 

According to research, it is safer than the other weeds.  As a matter of fact, its medicinal properties work in curing and treating multiple diseases and health concerns. Furthermore, combining CBD with THC results in boosting the medicinal effects of the weed. Nevertheless, CBD mainly acts on the endocannabidiol system through several pathways. 

Major Differences between CBG and CBD

As mentioned above, multiple dissimilarities exist between CBG and CBD. Let’s discuss the top three differences below:

  1. Molecular Structure 

The molecular structure of both CBG and CBD is completely different from each other. The number and arrangement of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen atoms vary in both compounds, thus, constituting different receptors to bind with. This in turn also impacts the bioavailability of cannabinoids and solubility in water of both compounds accordingly.

  1. Pharmacology

CBG acts as an antagonist on the 5-HT1A receptor, causing the anti-emetic effects of CBD. However, CBD serves as an agonist to work against nausea through its affinity for the 5-HT1A receptor. Hence, this shows that both compounds perform the same function but in different ways. 

  1. Hunger Simulation

The presence of CBG in the human body stimulates a person to consume more food than normal. Whereas, CBD causes no change in the appetite of anyone who consumes it. In fact, in some cases, the food intake is reduced in the users.

Benefits of CBG and CBD

All in all, the therapeutic benefits of CBD vs CBG are summed up as per below as below:

  • Both compounds contain a non-psychoactive effect on the user. Be sure to check the legal vaping age in your country.
  • CBD is used for treating chronic pain conditions, neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune conditions, and other psychiatric disorders.
  • CBG is used for providing antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties to the user. 
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Movies That Made Bongs Popular

Are you interested in the different cannabis consumption methods, particularly the bong and want to know why they became popular? Do you want to know which movies popularized the bong and why? 

Bongs have been used by people all around the world for centuries, and while they may seem like simple devices, there is a lot that goes into creating a great bong smoking experience. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they can be made from a variety of materials. As Molino Glass states, modern bongs are mainly made of high-quality glass, are durable, and easy to use.

In the early 20th century, movies were seen as a form of escape from reality. In this world, anything was possible, and it was not uncommon for characters to smoke marijuana or other substances in their free time. Movies such as The Big Lebowski have been credited with popularizing bongs due to a scene where a character pulls out a bong and smokes weed while bowling. 

Many other films have also contributed to the popularity of smoking cannabis through water pipes by adding them into scenes that would likely never show the use of drugs otherwise. Here are some of the movies that made bongs popular.

Extract (2009)

Extract is a 2009 film starring big names such as Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Mila Kunis, and Ben Affleck to name a few. The film is about the owner of a factory that produces flavor extracts. It seems as though in his life he could have everything that he wants, but as the film goes on, we see that this is not the case. 

In this film, we see that the lead character is very stressed and doesn’t know what to do. His friend encourages him to take a hit of a Bong to relieve the pressure and it all goes downhill from there. In this bong scene, Joel, the lead, takes a hit of a massive bong, after eventually being convinced that it would be a good idea. However, he knows from the beginning that it is not the best idea.

Drugs & Other Love (2016)

The next movie on our list of stoner movies that made bongs popular is Drugs & Other Love. This 2016 film sounds similar to that of the 2010 film Love and Other drugs but it is just a play on the words. The premise of this film is that an elder brother tries to keep his brother on drugs while he attempts to pursue a woman. 

The film is not very popular but stars actors such as Scott Parkin, Noah Applebaum, and Julia Griswold. In this film, we see a lot of drugs and dope throughout, as the love interest is a drug dealer, and the main character is trying to win her heart.

Jackie Brown (1997)

Made in 1997, Jackie Brown is a film about a flight attendant who is caught smuggling money onto a flight and has to choose between helping the cops or keeping quiet and going to jail. This is one of the lesser-known Tarantino films and is supposedly a follow-up to the ever-popular Pulp Fiction.

In this film, the lead character lays around all day smoking pot and enjoying herself by relaxing. The scene in question is one where she is questioned about her lifestyle choices and ambition to which she replies “not if your ambition is to get high and watch TV.”

Everybody Wants Some (2016)

The next stoner film on our list of films that made bongs popular is Everybody Wants Some which is a film that was recently released in 2016. This film is about a college athlete who moves into a communal house with his teammates. This film follows their ups and downs of growing up on their own, unsupervised. 

This film stars actors such as Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Glen Powell, and Zoey Deutch. A signature moment of this film is when the lead character is sitting in a room with the other boys, he successfully manages to take one of the most impressive bong rips without so much as flinching or even coughing. 

True Romance (1993)

Last but not least we have the 1993 film True Romance. This film stars actors such as Patricia Arquette, Christian Slater, and Gary Oldman. In short, this film is about a nerd who loves comic books and a prostitute who falls in love. The prostitute tells her pimp about this and proceeds to kill him. 

On the way out he grabs a bag thinking it was clothing, but it ends up being cocaine. The premise of the film is that they go home to sell the cocaine when they reach California. This film is full of drugs and some of the most important scenes contain bongs. 

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What Are the Top Treatment Options for Anxiety? 

Are you someone who struggles with anxiety? If so, you are not alone. There are lots of people who struggle to deal with anxiety, and there are plenty of treatment options available. If you struggle with anxiety, one of the first things you need to remember is that you need to talk to a mental health professional. A mental health professional can take a look at your specific type of anxiety and customize a treatment option to meet your needs. Fortunately, there are lots of ways you can manage your anxiety. What are some of the key points you need to keep in mind if you are looking for anxiety treatment?

Therapy Is the Cornerstone of Treatment

First, understand that therapy is the cornerstone treatment option when it comes to anxiety. Therapy is important because it can help you understand why you suffer from anxiety. If you can get to the root cause of your issues, you might be able to develop a treatment plan to address them. If you are having trouble finding a therapist to help you manage anxiety, you should reach out to your primary care doctor. He or she might be able to provide you with a referral to a therapist in the area. The hardest thing about therapy is taking that first step. Once you get in a rhythm, therapy can dramatically help you improve your ability to manage anxiety.

Understand Abortive vs. Preventative Medication

Next, you must understand the difference between abortive and preventative medications. Both of these medications can be helpful in managing anxiety. As the name suggests, abortive medication can help you abort an acute panic attack. Some of the most common symptoms of a panic attack include rapid breathing, a high heart rate, sweating, and an impending feeling of doom. If you are developing a panic attack, short-term benzodiazepines might help you stop this in its tracks. Your doctor may prescribe you a short-term benzodiazepine in the event of a panic attack; however, you do not necessarily have to use them. A lot of people feel better just knowing they’re there.

On the other hand, you may need to take preventative medication as well. These medications are designed to prevent you from developing a panic attack. These are medications you may need to take every day. Many of these are long-term benzodiazepines; however, if you do not want to take this class of medication, there are other options available. What you need to do is talk to your mental health professional about options that can help you prevent panic attacks from taking place.

Build a Strong Support System

Furthermore, you need to build a strong support system. One of the biggest reasons why people develop anxiety is that they feel like they have to face their problems on their own. You need to find ways to build strong relationships with your family members and friends. That way, if you are feeling stressed, you have someone you can talk to. If you feel like you don’t have to face everything on your own, you might have an easier time managing symptoms of anxiety. It can be difficult to build a strong support system because you have to open up to others about your internal feelings. Therapy can help you overcome this challenge.

Give CBD a Try

Finally, you might want to consider getting CBD a try. CBD stands for cannabidiol, and a lot of people use it to manage mental health issues. It can also be helpful for managing anxiety. If you are interested in giving CBD a try, you may want to take a look at Weedmaps to learn more about some of the dispensaries in the area. Then, you can talk to a professional at one of the dispensaries and find a CBD product that might work well for you. Before you try CBD for the first time, you should keep your therapist in the loop. Let your mental health professional know that you are thinking about trying CBD for anxiety.

Find a Way To Treat Anxiety

In the end, there are lots of people who suffer from anxiety. Therefore, if you are dealing with anxiety, there are lots of people who can relate to what you are going through. Furthermore, there are mental health professionals who can help you manage anxiety. It is important for you to talk to others because you can build the skills you need to cope with symptoms of anxiety. That way, you may be able to leave prescription medications in the rearview mirror. Finally, there are other treatment options as well. For example, you may want to try CBD. There might be some local dispensaries in the area, so consider trying CBD to help you manage anxiety. This can help you improve your quality of life.

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Northern Nights Cannabis Music Festival

Forerunners in the music meets cannabis industry Northern Nights recently announced the lineup for their highly anticipated return to Cook’s Valley Campground in California from July 15- 17, with tickets on sale now. This will become the first music festival to have legal onsite cannabis sales and consumption.

Attendees of the festival can hang out or float through the river that runs through the festival while listening to their favorite artists, enjoy sets and camp while lighting up and purchasing cannabis in the Tree Lounge. The festival will have a surplus of enjoyable activities going on, including cannabis yoga. The lineup includes Dirtybird founder Claude VonStroke, genre-blending producer TroyBoi, UK phenom Elderbrook, Los Angeles house favorite J. Worra and more.

Northern Nights has also announced they will be hosting a takeover of the Redwood Stage at The Emerald Cup Harvest Ball from Dec 11- 12 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rose, California. This event consists of performances from Mr. Carmack, Random Rab, Dirtwire, SOOHAN, Sidecar Tommy (of Beats Antique) and A Hundred Drums.

Higher Reality

From our ancient Mother, we have stories of victory that give us light. We, as Higher Beings, grow as plants and trees to provide shade that we will never sit in. Today, Adversity comes from those with no roots who hate plants. They want to extinguish our sacred flame. Power from Profit, they are poisoning our souls one individual at a time. Individual liberty and equality are a memory?

I am one voice. I am a self-taught artist who has overcome autism and a decade of rape with Cannabis. Her manifestation within my mind and blood has given me peace. Freedom is within all of us. We just need to listen to the Voice of our Ancestor. Healing and loving kindness are just breath away. Using what grows from Mother Earth has given me a Spark of Determination to ignite and grow into a flame of passion. We must let our fire burn in the oven. Fire is universal. Fire stirs the essence of human artistry; it is the spark of the will to a higher frequency. That frequency is Love. Fire creates light and is not appreciated in our modern plastic society. Most humans are asleep and have lost interaction with real Fire.

Every human being is an individual, and every individual is a world like no other. We must become aware. Consciousness is awareness. We must make the subconscious conscious. Do you think Mother Earth is happy today? Is She proud of all the innocent blood seeping into her soil? Mother Earth is just, but Her actions can be terrible for those who violate Her. Why must we ask permission for freedom in this realm?

If cannabis plants could talk, we would arrest them! Exterminate them! I do not fear the system and its invented drug laws, because I defend Mother Nature. You can’t manipulate Love and Harmony. This war on people has gone on long enough. There is no liberty if the people have no voice. There is no justice where there is no truth. We need to stop putting people into boxes and view life as a unified whole. Don’t let the Oppressor be your Master. Face the light and know the Highest Consciousness of the cosmos is Love. Only truth awakens the morning of peace, and no law is higher than truth. There must be reparations for everyone who has lost freedom because of what grows beautifully from soil. We are a warm Light in this world and changing the world is NOW!

My art is growing marvelously like new buds on a healthy plant. I have always attempted what is out of the ordinary and have achieved the wonderful impossible. I have used all aspects of trauma to awaken the Divinity within my blood and devise my own style of art. I am a cosmic force, and my art is a tender plant being watered every day. Art is magic, and magic allows us to see what is hidden from our physical world. My spiritual roots are extremely strong and no plant lives without them.

History is within us; we just have to Remember. Our primal mother’s blood flows in our veins as we experiment meticulously with experience. There are so many people that need help, and every day is a chance to let our 420 Light shine! The energy within my vessel has passed through many transformations and stages of Alchemy to make me the electric individual I am today. Within my blood stirs centuries of fire! Out of the ashes the Phoenix will spread its wings and fly. Freedom is our battle cry!

We must not fear those who aim guns at plants because we are more powerful than they are. The wise ears of Mary Jane’s children seek truth. With patented grown food we are killing our youth. Humans eat and kill beings greater than themselves… And the kids still are not getting an appropriate number of vitamins and nutrients. The children are now the size of the cow. Maybe that’s bloody Karma? We are a Higher Frequency in a realm of polluted air that we must breathe every day. Resistance is part of this evolution. Oxygen is a wonderful gift from plants, that when within our vessels transforms into energy. Energy is Eternal. Plants are green energy. Plants Heal. We have a choice. I am screaming Can you hear my voice? One day your earth walk will end. Don’t let your fire die!

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Five Cannabis-related Films Loved By The Industry

Are you a weed lover looking for some entertainment and want to know what movies are out there that might be of interest to you? Are you looking for a fun cannabis-related film but don’t know what to choose?

The cannabis industry has quickly become one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with recent legalizations being made. New strains are coming to the market, and even newer products are making it better to consume them. Marijuana consumption devices have come a long way since the days of smoking a regular joint. Today, there are cannabis consumption devices in all shapes and sizes imaginable, especially in online head shops like DankStop, from pipes to dabs, e-rigs, and bongs. These days, the stigma behind cannabis is almost nonexistent, which means that people won’t mind making movies about it. However, these movies take us back to a time when weed was frowned upon and portrayed the herb as a bad influence – sometimes. Here are 5 cannabis-related films loved by the industry.

Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke

At the very top of our list of cannabis-related movies that are a must-see, is Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke. The first in a trilogy of stoner movies, up in smoke paved the way for stoner movies everywhere. This film was set back in the 1970s and is still hitting hard in the marijuana industry.

Cannabis lovers and stoners will appreciate the oversized joints and the hazy clouds that seem to follow the two lead characters, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. Although it was not the first film about stoners, it was definitely one that played out the way for just about every other comedy stoner film and put out the formula for it.

This might have been where the stigma of lazy stoners came from, but it is nothing but comedy and entertainment.

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle

Released in 2004, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, is quickly approaching its 20th anniversary. This fantastic film is the epitome of stoners in film. The plot revolves around two men on a quest to find the best burger possible.

With a cameo from Neil Patrick Harris as an ecstasy addict and the two leads being stoners, it’s no wonder that the first question they asked is something that any stoner might have asked once before; didn’t we come here on a cheetah?

This is yet another hysterically comedic film that follows the outline of stereotypical potheads. It is comical and very enjoyable for those looking for a good laugh.

Half Baked

Moving on down the list, next in line we have the film Half Baked, which can be seen as a play on words as when someone is high it can colloquially be referred to as being baked. This 90s stoner comedy is a must-see if you are looking for a good laugh.

Although this film is close to reaching 23 years, it is said to have predicted the future trends in marijuana for the next 20 years very accurately. This film shows the more innocent side of stoners.

Back in 1998, people had a much different perception of marijuana, however, this film shows it in both its medicinal and recreational capacity, and puts it in a good light for both the users and even the haters.

How High

Next up we have the film, How High. Which is yet another play on words. It is quite fun to see how all of these films have had some or other play on words. The film’s plot follows two young men as they make their way to Harvard after finding a way to make themselves a genius. This genius was not discovered through books, not through learning, but rather through a secret.

Their secret being the fact that they used the ashes of their dead friend to fertilize and maintain their weed crop. This hilarious and outlandish stoner comedy is definitely something to watch if you are looking for a good laugh.

Pineapple Express

Last but not least, we have the ever-popular Pineapple Express, starring Seth Rogan and James Franco. This film is about a newly discovered strain of marijuana called Pineapple express which is considered rare and said to be something amazing.

Through many adventures throughout the film, we have laughs and tears, making it definitely well worth the watch.

Reducing Side Effects from Cannabis with a Smartphone App

Have you ever experienced side effects from cannabis? Common cannabis side effects include paranoia, dizziness, red eyes, cottonmouth, and more. In this article, we will discuss side effects from cannabis and explore how you can use the Jointly app to mitigate or eliminate them.

Purposefully Consume Cannabis to Eliminate Side Effects

Weed is about more than getting high. For example, have you ever used cannabis to help you sleep at night? What about to stimulate your appetite?

The cannabis plant produces a variety of compounds that you can help you achieve your wellness goals. Whether you want to sleep better, eat more, replace other substances, melt into your couch at the end of a long day, or energize and uplift your mind, there is a cannabis product that is perfect for that goal. And the Jointly app can help you find it.

Jointly is a new cannabis wellness app that helps people discover purposeful cannabis consumption so they can achieve their wellness goals with cannabis and CBD. On the Jointly app, you can find new cannabis products, rate products based on how well they helped you achieve your goals, and track and optimize your cannabis consumption so that you can enjoy your ideal experience every time.

To enjoy your ideal experience every time, you need to figure out how to eliminate or mitigate adverse side effects from cannabis.

How the Jointly App Improves Your Cannabis Experience

Have you ever noticed that the same cannabis product can produce different effects (or side effects) from one day to the next? Or that a weed strain that consistently stimulates your mind has a sedating effect on your friend? How is it possible that the same product has such varied effects?

Cannabis experts believe that there are at least 15 factors that can impact your cannabis experience. These factors include your dose, your hydration level, how much sleep you got the night before, whether you are alone or with friends, whether you are using cannabis in the morning or at night, and more.

When you track your cannabis consumption on the Jointly app, you can report on these 15 factors to determine how each factor impacts your experience. Over time, the Jointly app will use your reports to make suggestions that will help you get more consistent results and eliminate adverse side effects from cannabis.

Common Side Effects of Weed

Marijuana side effects include:

Click for a deep dive into each side effect, the science of what causes this side effect, and special tips on how to eliminate it or mitigate it.

How Does the Jointly App Help You Eliminate Marijuana Side Effects?

Cannabis can help you sleep better, eat more, relax after a long day at work, stimulate and uplift your mind, enhance your creativity and focus, and reduce mild daily stress. Purposeful cannabis consumption is a highly effective wellness tool that can help people improve their health and wellbeing.

However, some people might experience adverse side effects when using cannabis to achieve their wellness goals. The Jointly app can help you mitigate these side effects by teaching you how to turn the dials on the 15 factors that can impact your cannabis experience.

For example, perhaps you will notice that when you consume cannabis after a night of poor sleep, you are more likely to experience anxiety and paranoia from weed. Or you may find that when you exercise before, during, or after consuming cannabis, you don’t experience any disorientation or coordination issues from weed.

Does Smoking Weed Have Side Effects? Do Edibles Have Side Effects?

Most marijuana side effects are caused by THC. So, any cannabis product that contains THC may cause these side effects.

However, different weed ingestion methods have different pharmacokinetics, meaning that different ingestion methods can produce distinct effects and side effects, and even objective measures like levels of THC in the blood.

When you eat an edible, you digest it. As a result, the THC goes through first-pass metabolism in your liver, where it is converted into a more potent compound: 11-OH-THC. This metabolite has greater and longer-lasting psychoactive effects, which may cause you to experience greater or longer lasting side effects.

In short, different ingestion methods may produce different side effects, but any product with THC has the potential to cause adverse side effects for some individuals. You should choose the ingestion method that is best suited for your wellness goals.

Does CBD Have Side Effects?

While the side effects of CBD are much milder than marijuana side effects, there are still some potential side effects to watch out for. Some people have reported experiencing gastrointestinal distress, dry mouth, reduced appetite, drowsiness, and fatigue after using CBD.

How to Mitigate Side Effects from Cannabis

Here are some general suggestions on how to mitigate side effects from cannabis, and then we will explore some specific suggestions about how to fix cottonmouth.

Try a new product

Different cannabis products will contain different chemical compounds like cannabinoids and terpenes, which may exert distinct effects. Use Jointly’s Product Finder to discover new top-rated products.

Try a new ingestion method

Additionally, the way you ingest a product will change how it affects you. Smoking a joint of cannabis flower may produce slightly different effects from vaporizing it, although both ingestion methods involve heating cannabis and inhaling the active compounds.

Each ingestion method has its own advantages and may produce different effects or side effects. To learn how different weed ingestion methods produce different effects, read our article The Best Way to Take Cannabis for Wellness Purposes.

Add in a companion food

Did you know that weed companion foods can enhance your cannabis experience in different ways? Mangoes, dark chocolate, green tea, and thyme are all weed companion foods. Chemical compounds in these foods may alter your cannabis experience, and potentially mitigate adverse side effects like drowsiness.

To learn about these foods and how to add them into your cannabis wellness routine, check out our article Do These Foods Get You Higher?

Find your minimum effective dose

Most adverse side effects from cannabis are caused by ingesting too high of a dose of THC. While you cannot die from ingesting too much cannabis, a THC overdose is a real risk. The single most effective way to mitigate side effects is to microdose and titrate up your dose until you find the minimum effective dose of cannabis to get the effect you want.

Turn the dials on 15 factors

According to cannabis experts, there are at least 15 factors that can impact your cannabis experience and play a major role in whether a cannabis product is giving you the feeling you want, or producing adverse side effects like cottonmouth. These 15 factors include your dose, the time of day you ingest, how much sleep you got the night before, and more.

The Jointly app lets you to track the 15 factors that can impact your cannabis experience. As you optimize how you consume cannabis, your favorite cannabis products will perform better for you.

Get Started on Your Cannabis Wellness Journey

Jointly is a new cannabis wellness app that helps people discover purposeful cannabis consumption so they can achieve their wellness goals with cannabis and CBD. On the Jointly app, you can find new cannabis products, rate products based on how well they helped you achieve your goals, and track and optimize your cannabis consumption so that you can enjoy your ideal experience every time.

Download the Jointly app on the App Store or the Google Play Store to get started on your cannabis wellness journey today.

 

 

 

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Honest Marijuana’s Inside Look at Weed Candy

What’s Sweet AND Gives You a Satisfying High? Weed Candy!

Cannabis consumption is entering the mainstream these days, as legalization spreads across the country. While there are all the traditional methods of getting high: smoking a joint, using a bong, and so on, new consumers have fueled the development of new ways of enjoying weed.

Why? For the simple reason that a lot of people don’t want to smoke. Whether because they don’t like the taste, or the stigma associated with the idea of inhaling smoke, there are plenty of people who look for alternative ways to consume marijuana and the most typical method is edibles. While the earliest versions of these were largely focused on pot brownies and cookies, cannabis-infused edibles come in so many more varieties: drinks, pills, snacks, spreads, and even candies.

Without Inhaling, Weed Candy Hits the Spot

As already mentioned, weed candy is a great alternative for those who can’t smoke or don’t want to smoke. And there are serious medical reasons why smoking might be off the table. For example, people with preexisting lung conditions or who use supplemental oxygen can still get the benefits of marijuana, without the risk of explosion!

Other medical conditions, including gastrointestinal issues from eating disorders, digestive disorders, and nausea due to chemotherapy can find relief from their symptoms by directly ingesting the low doses of cannabidiol (CBD) found in high-CBD/low-THC cannabis candy. Adding to these reasons is the simple fact that discretion can be very important to people. By choosing edibles, like candy, you can get the relaxing high without smoke, smell, or coughing. 

Plus there is the added bonus that by getting your cannabis via candy, the effects last for quite a bit longer compared to smoking. This is because the candy, and the cannabis it contains, must first be digested. So, by smoking a joint, the process of getting high is much faster, as the THC moves directly from lungs to bloodstream without being digested, it’s just not an option for everyone. 

What Kind of Weed Candy is Available?

Variety is the spice of life, and consuming cannabis candy is no exception. Weed candy takes many forms. The most popular are lozenges (like Jolly Ranchers), lollipops (food on a stick is always better), and gum.

The type of candy you choose will depend on your situation. For office workers, class attendees, and those concerned about appearances, the lozenge is the most discreet. At other times, a nice lollipop or piece of gum can really liven up a slow afternoon.

Advances in Weed Tech Applied to Candy. Advances in cannabis technology have yielded some pretty amazing options, but few reach the level of nanoencapsulated THC. Too much of a mouthful for you? Just call it Nanobidiol for short.

Nanobidiol is made using a cutting-edge process that minimizes each THC molecule and then surrounds it with a special membrane that gives the THC some unique qualities. Nanobidiol is not only smaller than regular THC, but it’s also more water-soluble. This decrease in size and increase in water solubility makes the THC more bioavailable. That means you’ll feel the high in 2-10 minutes, which is 6 times faster than other weed candy on the market that takes up to an hour to start working! 

How Weed Candy Works

The impacts of weed candy on your system can be thought of in terms of speed and duration. Smoking your marijuana is like a drag race: Its effects are felt almost immediately, but they’re over just as quickly. Cannabis candy is like a NASCAR race: The experience, though still great, takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to get going. In addition, the effects of marijuana candy tend to last quite a bit longer (from 2-6 hours) because the cannabidiol is slowly digested in the stomach. 

Is Weed Candy for You?

The benefits of weed candy are wide-ranging. Individuals suffering from both acute and chronic disorders can find relief inside a marijuana candy. Everything from chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, insomnia, to nausea, muscle inflammation, nervous system disorders, and muscle spasms can benefit from the way marijuana candy is processed into the body. Individuals who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders like Crohn’s Disease are especially benefited by marijuana candy and other edibles. This is because Crohn’s Disease is an autoimmune disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Marijuana candy can deliver cannabinoids directly to the site of the disorder and provide much-needed relief.

As With Any Cannabis Product, Quality Counts

Quality is always a concern when it comes to marijuana. Whether you get your fix by smoking or ingesting, you should at least verify the quality of the product you’re consuming. With weed candy, it’s important to keep a few simple things in mind:

Currently, there is no regulatory agency in place for marijuana candy. What this means is that there is no way to ensure the same commercial food-prep standards that apply elsewhere.This can mean that trace amounts of allergens (gluten, nuts, pet dander, lactose) can find their way into the marijuana candy. For people allergic to these things, it’s worth really investigating your sources, or even learning how to bake your own edibles. 

Similarly, there is no way to determine the quality of the cannabis used in the cannabis candy. Because the cannabis is hidden in the mix, it’s very easy for candy companies to dispose of lesser quality marijuana that can’t be sold for smoking. Buying from a reputable source is key. It’s not always possible, but purchasing a marijuana candy that has been lab-tested for potency and contaminants is preferable. The local dispensary that you’ve frequented for a number of years is a good place to start. If they don’t already sell marijuana candy, they might be able to find a reputable supplier.

Never Tried Weed Candy? 

If you’ve never tried weed candy before, we suggest that you purchase a piece or two from a trusted source and see what you think. If you like the taste and the effects it produces, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re looking for in future purchases. As with every other method of cannabis consumption, the important thing is that you enjoy the ride. 

Quality Candy is Made with Quality Weed

Weed candy can come from any one of the more than 700 existing strains and be of any quality. The best weed candy, however, comes from high-quality, organic buds. 

With a good quality organic strain, you’ll need less candy to experience the same effects. In other words, a little will go a long way. You may have to pay a bit more for weed candy made from a high-quality extract, but you’ll be much happier with how you feel when you use it. So don’t settle for an inferior weed candy. Get some made from the best buds on the planet and experience cannabis and candy the way it was meant to be.

About Anthony Franciosi and Honest Marijuana Company

Anthony Franciosi also known as Ant, is an honest to goodness farmer whose fingers are as green as the organic cannabis he grows. He is the proud founder of Honest Marijuana Co. – an all natural, completely organic marijuana growery in Colorado. The company is a pioneer in the industry, using Earth-friendly recyclable tin cans with pure nitrogen to ensure only the highest level of integrity and quality, launching Honest Blunts, the first organic hemp-wrapped, machine-rolled cannabis blunts as well as inventing the patented Nanobidiol Technology, which reduces non-water-soluble substances like cannabinoids into a nano-size so they can be added to candy, transdermal patches, topical lotions, and other cannabis products for the cleanest, most efficient, and most discreet form of cannabis consumption.

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Astro Hippie

Electro-funk star, multi-instrumentalist, producer and life-long stoner GRiZ, today announced the launch of two premium cannabis lines – the THC focused, Astro Hippie, debuting in Michigan, and the nationally available CBD brand, Telescope.

Astro Hippie is a window into the stoner culture of yesteryear, a top-shelf, tantalizingly potent series of flower strains geared towards experimenters and tokers who want to explore life in maximum color; who want to listen to music that tickles their ears and blows their minds; who want to road trip in a beat up van and crank mixtapes. It’s a love letter to the weed culture GRiZ grew up in, and a deliberate rebuttal to the pristine, faceless, private equity brands that are sprouting up post-legalization.

Growing up in Southfield, Michigan, Grant Kwiecinski aka GRiZ, has been getting blazed long before his music career took off, and he remains an outspoken advocate for cannabis, even as he’s risen from playing small clubs to selling out amphitheaters. Growing up selling pot while waiting tables, he’s known the cannabis industry for decades, and previously dropped a bud collab, GRiZ Kush, back in 2017. That experience taught him a lot, and since then he’s been working to create his own lines that pair his values with exceptional products and an embrace of the DIY stoner culture he has been immersed in for years.

Stalking growers, cultivators and fellow lifers, GRiZ developed Astro Hippie with Pure Options, a long-time cultivator in Michigan. With funky out of this world flavor profiles in mind, Astro-Hippie will be available in three different strains G Funk, Mr. B OG, and Tie Dye Medusa, all tested to guarantee maximum THC levels for lift-off. Inclusivity and energy are key to GRiZ’s mission, and he focused on solely working with partners who have decades’ long roots in cannabis culture like himself.

Astro Hippie will debut in Michigan, where it all started for GRiZ, an homage to his home state, where every year he produces the annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS series, which has raised over $200k for charity in the last two years alone.

As his knowledge of the marijuana plant has grown, so has GRiZ’s understanding and appreciation of its medicinal benefits, which led to the CBD line, Telescope, a range of products which aims to bring wellness into focus. GRiZ is a huge proponent of using cannabis for pain relief, and with Telescope he’s created an exceptionally high quality CBD range that allows users of all types to smoke and benefit from the plant without having to blast off.

Telescope’s CBD hemp flower is offered in three delectable flavors, the sativa dominant hybrid Astronaut Ice Cream, that features complex sweet cherries notes with a strong essence of lime and skunky pine; and the indica dominant hybrid Milky Way, a potent mixture of lavender, cinnamon and orange. Cosmic Candy, the pre-rolled pack offerings, blends flavorsome notes of black pepper and perfectly ripened fruits.

The gourmet gummies are offered in a 10:1 CBD:THC recipe with hemp-derived Delta 9 THC, giving users a euphoric experience delivered with precision. The gummies will initially launch in two bright flavors of Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Sunset Sorbet, with additional flavors added seasonally.

The 1000mg Vibe Check tincture is on the leading edge of CBD tinctures in the marketplace in that it features cannabis derived terpenes. These terpenes not only give it a unique and incredible flavor profile but also help bring out the positive effects of the cannabinoids in a process known as the entourage effect. It is a defined spectrum tincture that includes CBD, CBG, CBC, and THC.

Five Works of Art and Literature Inspired by Marijuana 

Art and literature can transform the world and help us to see things in a different way. There are so many different types that you can choose to work with and all of them add some beauty to the world. When it comes to marijuana and psychedelic drugs, there are some great works of art and literature that are inspired by this plant, allowing us to open up and learn more about it. Some of the best works of art and literature inspired by marijuana include:

Super Plant

This work of art can help open your eyes to this beautiful plant and see it under new eyes. While many people assume that marijuana is all bad, evil even, seeing such a beautiful work of art will be able to help you see more about it and all the delicate and natural beauty that comes with it. 

Marijuana: It’s Just a Plant

This is a work of literature that will help you to explore marijuana and other psychedelic plants in a new light. While this may not be the first thing that parents will reach for when reading a story to their kids at night, it will make it a point that millions of people use pot each day so it is not such a novel idea compared to what we think. This is a reliable source to introduce the idea of marijuana to your kids, where the parents can help them to learn something new, rather than hoping they get it from the news or other sources. 

Bong Hit Station

This is an absurd video that was released in 2013 and can provide all the details that someone new to the world of marijuana would be able to use when they want to get stoned. Sometimes the steps will seem a bit complex and like they do not need to be so bad, but that is part of the humor that many will enjoy with this video. 

California Artist

This simple stone sculpture is almost a type of self-portrait for Robert Arneson. He felt that, as an artist that worked in California, he had to deal with a lot of unfair characterizations that he was not that fond of. With that in mind, he created this sculpture, complete with a hippie look and a pot plant growing with it. 

Bongolier

Created by Bentley Meeker, Bongolier is a light installation that is meant to mix the high and low culture all in one. It is basically a light display that has chandeliers made out of glass bongs that he repurposed for this sculpture. There are also other sculptures that are there to help juxtapose some of the different sources of light that are in there. Some are going to be kind of shady and others are there to show the full spectrum to give something unique. 

The Shifting Perception of Marijuana and Other Psychedelics

The approval of marijuana and psychedelics has been a shifting change in many countries over the years. While there are still a lot of individuals and even governments that are not jumping on board, there is more acceptance for this than there was in the past. With more art and literature being inspired by marijuana each day, we are sure to see this become more widely seen in the future. 

Seeing the Beauty of Marijuana

While there are still some people who worry that marijuana and other similar drugs are all bad and will ruin society, there is so much beauty and joy that comes with this plant and many different benefits that come with it. Thanks to the introduction of many different types of art and literature, more people throughout the world will be able to see some of this beauty too.