Before the days of legalization, few people in modern times knew anything about marijuana except that it got you "stoned." But the last decade has led to a growing awareness of the core differences between the various cannabis subspecies – cannabis sativa, cannabis indica and cannabis ruderalis – as well as the nuances among countless strains. While some certainly still view it all as “pot,” most people who consume marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes recognize that these three subspecies have vastly different applications. When coupled with the proper knowledge and intent, cannabis can become a core part of a daily health routine that promotes balance and total wellness.
It’s a new year and with it often comes a renewed dedication to our health. We whip out the vitamins, whip up the smoothies and get determined to whip our bodies into shape. We head in droves to the local gym on January 1 and give it our best shot – only to wake up on the 2nd sore from neck to ankle, wondering what on earth we were thinking.
Thanksgiving is 11 months away, so we don't need to worry about turkey for a long time. Hanukkah is over, and the latkes were fantastic. Christmas just passed us, and we've got enough tamales to feed an army.
"It’s the Host-Wonderful Time of the Year”
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The holiday season takes us all to peaks and valleys.
In what feels like an instant, we can go from the hectic stress of long-delayed shopping, to the tranquility of a warm armchair by a fireplace. From the roar of a close friend's Christmas karaoke party, we may suddenly find ourselves sitting quietly at a church pew. After the silence between beats of the New Year countdown, fireworks crack the midnight air.
You'll know when it's coming; that scratchy dryness in the back of your throat is the tell-tale sign that your next few days are going to be rough. Then, your nose begins to run non-stop, the violent sneezing and coughing fits kick in, and pressure builds up in your sinuses like a car's airbag just inflated inside your head.
For medical cannabis patients who are advised not to smoke the medicine—or for anyone who just doesn’t want to—there are a number of options. One of the most popular methods is to use a vaporizer. Like smoking, inhaling vaporized medical cannabis provides almost immediate relief, but because vaporized cannabinoids are released at a much lower temperature, you will not have to breathe in combusted smoke or non-cannabinoid material, making vaporizing an attractive, healthy alternative to patients who want the quick onset of cannabinoid potency, without the potential harshness of smoke.We've got some answers to common questions about vaporizing medical cannabis.