My Nana still says “marijuana” with proper Spanish pronunciation: “Mah-di-HUA-nah.” She never once experimented with cannabis in her younger days, and into her sixties and early seventies, was a prime example of a healthy senior. She was never a smoker, enjoyed daily physical activity and social engagement, and always watched her nutrition and avoided excess.
Learning as you go is one of the great joys of life, and we're certainly excited to discover new things about the science and history of cannabis!
We did a little reading and found a few fun tidbits that might come as a surprise to you!
1) Spice Up Your Experience
Let’s say that you’re trying a new strain that leaves you feeling a little too much psychoactivity, and you begin to feel anxious: Your fridge or spice cabinet at home might hold the solution!
Beta-caryophyllene is a terpene found in essential oils extracted from certain plants, herbs and spices like rosemary, black pepper, oregano, and cloves. Research into this terpene has shown sharp evidence of a significant anxiolytic effect that may prove useful in managing the psychoactivity of THC. Perhaps a good dash of pepper is what can keep you relaxed and happy while you medicate!
Conversely, it’s also generally believed that foods rich in the terpene myrcene, such as mango, can amplify the effects of THC if consumed a while before medicating.
On Tuesday, June 26th, the Arizona Court of Appeals handed down a ruling in the case of State of Arizona v. Rodney Christopher Jones, which declared the manufacture, sale, and possession of certain medical marijuana concentrates illegal in Arizona.