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The Differences between CBD and THC

It is no longer news that cannabis and marijuana are becoming more and more legalized across countries and all over the world. This is especially due to the discovery of their numerous medical uses and health benefits.

Two of the main natural ingredients in marijuana are CBD, cannabidiol, and THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol. The two compounds, although similar, have many differences.

Cannabis Vs. Hemp

Cannabis or Marijuana refers to the dried seeds, flowers, leaves, and stems derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Hemp is technically different from Marijuana, although they are both plants belonging to the same family. 

The defining difference between both is the amount of THC present in each one. Marijuana typically contains more THC than Hemp, while Hemp contains more CBD. Usually, any cannabis sativa plant with about >0.3% THC will be referred to as Marijuana, and those with <0.3% THC are considered Hemp. 

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana refers to using the marijuana plant or the chemical substances in it to manage certain illnesses or conditions. Marijuana contains over a hundred different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has its own effect on the body.

CBD and THC are the main components of marijuana employed in medicine and are the two most widely studied by researchers. The most prominent difference between them is that THC is the psychoactive substance in marijuana that produces the “high” people feel when they take marijuana recreationally. It generally has more side effects. 

On the other hand, CBD is a safer ingredient isolated from cannabis without any of the intoxicating effects of THC and has more tolerable side effects. It is also the dominant substance used in medical marijuana, while THC is only used minimally. 

THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol is one of the many compounds isolated from marijuana. It is the major chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana and acts much like other cannabinoids by binding to receptors in the brain. It produces its euphoric effects or what is known as “high” by stimulating the cells of the brain to release dopamine.

Some of the adverse side effects of THC include memory loss, loss of coordination, reddened eyes, and sometimes an increase in heart rate.

Based on chemical structure, THC can also be present in different forms; we have delta 8 THC and delta 9 THC. Delta 8 THC is said to produce milder psychoactive effects, unlike its Delta 9 counterpart.

Delta 8 THC is used to manufacture products that have medicinal use like; relief from pain and insomnia to reduce anxiety, and manage inflammation. 

It should be noted that delta 8 THC products have not been approved for safe use, but some of these products, which come in the form of gummies, flowers, tinctures, and vapes, are on the market for their proposed benefits by several companies. These products may be explored by a simple online search like delta 8 gummies near me.

It is advised that to use THC-infused products, you should have a doctor’s prescription. This is especially important if you are already on some other medications, as they can have some counteracting effects.

CBD

Cannabidiol is one of the phytocannabinoids isolated from cannabis sativa plants. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects like hallucinations or delusions.

It is largely considered safe to use and has been used in the formulation of many beneficial products like oils, pills, or lotions. Also, it has been suggested to have benefits varying from treating anxiety and epilepsy to managing diabetes and some neurological disorders.

CBD has been approved for developing a pharmaceutical product known as Epidolex used in managing seizures.

CBD has some mild side effects, usually due to interaction with other medications the user may be on. Examples of these include dry mouth, reduced appetite, low blood pressure, and drowsiness, but these are rare and usually well tolerated by the body when they occur.

CBD was first isolated from cannabis sativa in 1940 by Roger Adams. Later on, a series of tests were performed by scientists on test animals, and in the 1970s, a cannabis tincture was allowed for medicinal purposes. Since then, more research has been conducted, discovering several uses of CBD and other cannabinoids obtained from cannabis.

Although CBD and THC are different, they largely have the same chemical composition; two oxygen atoms, twenty-one carbon atoms, and thirty hydrogen atoms. However, the main difference in structure lies in each individual atom’s spatial arrangement. CBD is also known to contain trace amounts of THC

CBD also binds to receptors in the endocannabinoid system; these receptors are abundant in the brain and are capable of modulating body activities such as sleep, wakefulness, memory, mood, metabolism, pleasure, perception of time, thinking etc.

As CBD and THC products continue to increase in popularity for their benefits, it is important to learn about these two substances before usage.

Matthew Morgan is an cannabis expert and entrepreneur whom is interviewed by Vaughn Lowery of 360 MAGAZINE

Matthew Morgan

Listen to Vaughn’s full chat with Matthew Morgan on the 360 MAG podcast HERE.

College dropout and emerging enterpriser Matthew Morgan has effortlessly blended the cannabis industry and the metaverse with the fabrication of Cannaverse Technologies. As a trailblazer in his field, Matthew’s dedication to expanding the cannabis market was simply a magnanimous achievement. In recent times, 360 Magazine has had an opportunity to discuss his vocation and upcoming initiatives.

In his early twenties, Matthew worked as a commercial real estate agent. In 2008, after the economic collapse in the United States, he underwent a financial shock, quickly realizing that he would have to look for a new job. In search of new employment, Matthew noted the growth of medicinal cannabinoids. He soon noticed that the industry was on its way and jumped at the chance to dive into the business.

While the decision to switch hustles was a tough one, Matthew persevered and finally found victory. From the ground up, he constructed various verticals: Bloom Dispensaries, Tryke companies, Reef Dispensaries, Ignite Cannabis Co and Green Axis Capital.

It continued throughout 2020, when the pandemic hit. Quarantined, he was approached in August 2020 for a conference on cannabis. At first, Matthew became confused. After registering, he could take part in such an event, as it was virtual.

Matthew resolved to participate in the conference, despite his parents’ reluctance and found the gold by doing so. He was therefore catapulted to an intersection between Marijuana and Web3. When it reached higher altitudes and epiphany — a virtual immersive reality clinic.

More recently, he plans to pursue his instructions by acquiring as much capital as possible to help others in need. Finally, another tycoon interested in restructuring an upside down dilapidated society with the proper use of technology.

In short, Morgan understands that only a community-based collective will eradicate the marginalization of poor, underprivileged and abandoned pets.

All in all, Matt admits that this will not happen overnight, but at least his feet are firmly anchored. In the end, NASA aimed at the stars and landed on the moon.

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Article: McKinley Franklin, Vaughn Lowery

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NYC Resource Guide

Today we wake up with three important pieces of news for the residents of New York City.

LISC NYC’s Developer of Color Training Program

If you are a person of color and would like to learn how you can become a business developer, then read carefully and learn about LISC NYC’s Developer of Color Training Program:

The NYC Local Initiatives Support Corporation supports local champions to foster equal and equitable development of underinvested neighborhoods. The purpose of LISC NYC’s Developer of Color Training Program is to help minority-owned business enterprises expand their space and access projects related to home investment. As these city affordable housing projects grow, more market opportunities arise.

This program takes the long view and is aided by community assets through collective efforts that bring together the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Besides, the training program will help developers of color not only improve their networks or gain access to capital, but also extend their development capacity to expand existing businesses and contracts. This project serves to create and implement solutions that match financial resources and best practices to foster community development thrusts, using LISC’s extensive national network of programs and expertise.

This collaborative success story communicates the show’s vision for how they address the grief and challenges facing New York City neighborhoods nowadays. Visit HERE for further information.

Get Set Cannabis Workshops

New York regulators are putting plans in motion to start their first marijuana outlets and are set to pass a series of rules that will give preference to people with prior marijuana convictions or those whose family members have been affected by drugs and criminalization.

The average will put them in the first position of legal holders of cannabis sales licenses for adult use, above existing medical cannabis businesses.

Cannabis prisoners are being exonerated, but they must understand how to present the paperwork so that everything is done in a legal way in order not to have any problems or annoyance with society. Visit HERE for more information on how to register and apply for a license.

TaskRabbit Jobs without Certifications

Whether you’re tackling a home improvement project or need help with a challenging task like cleaning, hiring someone is often the best deal. When it comes to finding that help, TaskRabbit can be a trusted resource to turn to.

TaskRabbit is a platform that connects Clients with Taskers (members who work for the company). Although they have different categories to choose from, it is important to note that TaskRabbit does not offer licensed professional services.

If you think your job requires a professional, clarify credentials and licenses with your Tasker. The company does not offer no guarantees regarding the registration, credit, or professional license of any Tasker. Please note that if you want your Tasker to offer services that require a professional license, you are personally likely to ensure that they comply with the appropriate laws. Visit HERE for more information.

Article by: Andrea Esteban x Vaughn Lowery

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California LightWorks × Nipomo AG

California LightWorks, a leading provider of horticultural lighting solutions, announced that Nipomo AG, a licensed 70,000 sq. ft. cannabis greenhouse in San Luis Obispo County has adopted the new MegaDrive LED system. Nipomo Ag converted from producing roses to cannabis several years ago. The company realized that in order to overcome the competitive market forces, especially in the winter months, it needed to install high-tech supplemental lighting. After exploring many options, Nipomo AG chose California Lightworks’ unique MegaDrive system, based on its high efficiency, ease of installation and lowest total installed cost.

The challenges presented by climate, regulatory policy and the economics of cannabis cultivation drive the demand for cutting-edge technology and best practices,” said Brett Vapnek, of Nipomo AG. “We knew we had to get the best lighting technology installed so that we could increase our yields and revenue, while cutting costs and reducing our climate impact.”

Nipomo AG installed the California Lightworks’ MegaDrive® LED Lightingsystem in their San Luis Obispo facility that has four bays for flowering, and two bays veg and mothers. The MegaDrive is a patented cost-effective LED lighting system for greenhouse operations that is simple to install yet highly effective in increasing both crop quality and yield.

Other lighting solutions require power drops throughout the greenhouse that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. One of the unique challenges of the Nipomo Ag installation was that in addition, they would have had to run new power lines to both ends of the 270 ft. greenhouse. The cost of bringing heavy power to the far side of the greenhouse alone was estimated to well over $100,000.

However, the MegaDrive’s unique central power supply did not require any power line runs anywhere over the canopy. Instead, the MegaDrive systems were installed across one wall of the greenhouse closest to the power transformer and connected directly to three phase 480V, reducing installation cost by over 80%.

“The MegaDrive installations are great because you can have the system that powers and controls the lights, installed away from the grow area, even up to 300 feet from the light fixtures,” added California Lightworks CEO George Mekhtarian. “The system is also able to be carefully turned for spectrum and intensity, saving energy and increasing yields. The lighting can simulate sunrise and sunset, and the lighting intensity can be dialed up and down as necessary automatically via a photo sensor. With the MegaDrive central power supply design, all the power electronics are removed from the fixtures and the lights become very robust and ideal for high humidity environments.

California has issued a large number of cannabis cultivation licenses, increasing competitive pressure. Cannabis prices have come down significantly in the past two years. Greenhouse production costs are generally lower than indoor grows, but the quality also tends to be lower. In addition, yields in a greenhouse during the winter season are less than half of the yield in the summer. This makes it a challenge for greenhouse operations in California to stay profitable year-round. High efficiency supplemental lighting is a must-have in order to compete and win.

Compared to the grow operations outfitted with traditional high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights or no lights at all, California Lightworks’ MegaDrive increases the yield (both in terms of pounds per square foot and pounds per watt) and quality of the crop. MegaDrive LED technology reduces fixture costs by up to 30% and installation costs by up to 80%. In addition, these benefits come at a 50% lower operating cost than traditional HPS lighting systems.

The MegaDrive spectrum and dimming controls can be integrated with third party greenhouse environmental control systems or done independently using unique touch screen and wireless solutions.  Every aspect of the yield can thus be dialed in. In addition, the system’s slim linear light design and central power supply reduce shadowing.

Greenhouses are notorious for power quality issues and lightning spikes. The MegaDrive LED system has the industry’s most robust transient protection making them extremely reliable.

The installation of California Lightwork’s MegaDrive LED system is helping to keep Nipomo AG at the forefront of California’s booming cannabis industry.

About California Lightworks

Since 2008 California Lightworks has been a pioneer in advanced technology LED lighting for horticulture. All products are designed, manufactured and supported in our Southern California factory and we stand behind every product we have ever made. From small scale home grow to large scale indoor and greenhouse applications, we offer optimal lighting solutions. California Lightworks has reduced carbon emissions by 465,813 metric tons.

How CBD Helps Your Overall Wellbeing

When it comes to our health and wellbeing, most of us try to do what we can to avoid issues. However, sometimes you need to do more than this – you need to be proactive and take steps to protect and maintain good health and wellbeing rather than waiting for problems to arise. The good news is that there are products, including natural solutions, that can help you to do this, and this includes the wide range of CBD products on the market these days.

More and more people have been turning to CBD products over recent years, and this is because they have proven so effective in so many ways. You can choose from all sorts of products, and they can help with all sorts of things. For instance, you can get CBD drops for anxiety or CBD gummies for sleep, to name but a few. By choosing the right product for your needs, you can improve your health and wellbeing in a variety of ways, some of which we will look at in this article.

Some of the Benefits

There are numerous benefits that come with using these products, and they can make a huge positive difference in terms of overall wellbeing. Some of the ways in which they can help are:

You Get Proper Rest

One of the key things that can have a huge impact on your overall wellbeing is the amount and quality of sleep that you get. Some people struggle to get enough proper sleep, and their live quality suffers in many ways as a result. By boosting serotonin levels, CBD can help to ensure you get proper sleep on a regular basis. In addition to this, it can help you to relax more, and this means you are less likely to struggle when it comes to switching off and unwinding. This is also important when it comes to your overall health and wellbeing.

Anxiety Is Reduced

Another way in which CBD can help to improve your overall wellbeing is by reducing the symptoms of anxiety and helping you to manage this condition. When you suffer from anxiety, it can affect all aspects of your life and wellbeing, so you should take action sooner rather than later. CBD has proven extremely effective in tackling anxiety symptoms, and this is why many people use CBD products to help them with their anxiety.

Mood Is Improved

Many people experience a low mood now and again, and some suffer more than others. If low moods affect your life, you do not just have to learn to live with it. Instead, you can turn to CBD, which helps to lift your mood by boosting serotonin levels. Again, this is something that will improve your mood and have a positive impact on your overall wellbeing and life quality, so it can make a significant difference to you.

These are some of the ways in which CBD can help to improve your overall wellbeing as well as your life quality. 

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Weedmaps Commercial

WM Technology, Inc. (“WM Technology” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: MAPS) and Weedmaps, the company’s leading commerce-driven marketplace and premier destination for cannabis consumers, debuted a digital commercial spot timed to television’s most-watched event of the year, which addresses the current advertising restrictions imposed on legal cannabis businesses and brands for marketing their products and services.

Weedmaps’ digital ad personifies cannabis as a character named Brock Ollie. Resembling a head of broccoli, the vegetable emoji commonly used as a visual representation of cannabis in marketing, the 30-second spot provides viewers with insight into a day in the life of Brock Ollie, whose superfood identity is up in smoke as he is repeatedly mistaken for cannabis. The advertisement is a humoristic take on the challenges imposed on the broader industry, which include social media censorship and a lack of consistent advertising regulations, thus restricting cannabis-related spots during nationally televised events, like the big game. Brock Ollie shines a light on the marketing hurdles that continue to impede industry growth and consumer education as well as make space for the existing stigma associated with cannabis to thrive.

“Despite three quarters of the country having legalized cannabis and the bipartisan enthusiasm we continue to see in support for change at the federal level, the industry continues to face roadblocks that inhibit competition in the legal market and stifle opportunities to educate,” said Chris Beals, chief executive officer of Weedmaps. “There’s an irony in the fact that the biggest night for advertising will feature an array of consumer brands in regulated industries, from beverage alcohol to sports betting, yet legal cannabis retailers, brands, and businesses have been boxed out.”

Although acceptance around cannabis consumption continues to grow, with nearly three out of every four (72%1) cannabis consumers saying that everyone or almost everyone knows they consume cannabis, fewer than half (49%2) of cannabis consumers say they are experts or proficient when it comes to cannabis knowledge. Despite consumer appetite and demand for more information, industry players continue to face roadblocks as they navigate not only how to reach consumers, but also how to empower them to make informed purchasing decisions.

“Advertising restrictions are simply one part of a much larger issue,” Beals continued. “Objective and reliable information about cannabis is integral to the sustained growth of this industry. The deficiency of such information and the current limitations that hinder cannabis education continue to negatively impact other areas, such as medical research, and it’s time we begin to address them.”

Weedmaps’ ad encourages viewers to consider why it’s necessary for the cannabis plant to be replaced with items such as broccoli, trees, maple leaves, clouds, and other references in order to navigate the restrictions encountered in the marketing and advertising space. The message is best summarized by the call to action at the end of the spot; “Cannabis is here. Let’s talk about it.”

To watch the digital commercial, please click HERE. Join the #SaveBrockOllie conversation on Twitter, or follow them on Instagram for more information.

About Weedmaps

Weedmaps is a leading online marketplace for cannabis users and businesses, operated by WM Technology, Inc. WM Technology, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: MAPS) mission is to power a transparent and inclusive global cannabis economy. Now in its second decade, WM Technology has been a driving force behind much of the legislative change we’ve seen in the past 10 years.

Founded in 2008, WM Technology is a leading technology and software infrastructure provider to the cannabis industry, comprising a B2C platform, Weedmaps, and B2B software, WM Business. The cloud-based SaaS solutions from WM Business provide an end-to-end operating system for cannabis retailers. WM Business’ tools support compliance with the complex, disparate, and constantly evolving regulations applicable to the cannabis industry. Through its website and mobile apps, WM Technology provides consumers with the latest information about cannabis retailers, brands, and products, facilitating product discovery and driving engagement with our retail and brand customers.

WM Technology holds a strong belief in the power of cannabis and the importance of enabling safe, legal access to consumers worldwide. Since its inception, WM Technology has worked tirelessly, not only to become the most comprehensive platform for consumers, but to build the software solutions that power businesses compliantly in the space, to advocate for legalization, social equity, and licensing in many jurisdictions, and to facilitate further learning through partnering with subject matter experts on providing detailed, accurate information about the plant.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, WM Technology supports remote work for all eligible employees.

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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.