High Need for Sleep

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Sleep is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Today, one-third of Americans are getting less than the recommended amount of sleep (7 hours per night). In Washington state, it’s 31.2% to be exact. Whether you get the hours or not, you still may be part of the 87% of Americans that have a hard time falling asleep. Even waking up throughout the night can cause you to be tired all day long. So why the increase in lack of ZZZ’s? Most is due to anxiety or stress that keeps your mind running all night long, surfing the web, scrolling through social media, may suffer from insomnia or sleep apnea, or studies have shown those with higher intelligence or creative talent have a hard time falling asleep at night. As work demands, technology, and fast paced lives increase – the lack of...
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Best Strains For Coming Down After Work

Best Strains For Coming Down After Work
OG Kush Cannabis
There are few things in life as sweet - or as necessary - coming down from a hard, hair-raising day of work. No matter who you are or what you do, if you exchange labor for capital, chances are you work too many hours a week, stress about money and finding time, and feel the need to be all things to all people. You get the drift. The sad fact of the matter is, I could go on and on with that list. I am not alone in feeling harried and rundown by modern living. According to data from the U. S. Bureau of Labor And Statistics, the productivity of American workers has increased 400% since 1950, without seeing a proportionate increase in lifestyle. With this shift, the duties of most workers has increased exponentially, as well. Many of us...
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A Smoking Pen

A Smoking Pen
You’ve seen them. They’re becoming ubiquitous. Sports events, concerts, bars, the designated smoking area outside your office, even your aunt’s house. If you don’t use portable vape cartridges, chances are you probably have a friend, family member, or know someone who does. Portable cannabis vaporizer cartridges are without a doubt one of the most popular cannabis products sold on the recreational market. Factors such as convenience, discreteness, value, and flavor have led to exponential sales growth over the past year. Somewhat similar to the idea of the nicotine “e-cig,” cartridges come pre-filled with concentrated cannabis oil. They attach to a battery operated vape “pen” which generates heat and produces vapor. Due to their small size and lightweight, cartridges are preferred for on-the-go use when you can’t access your usual smoking set up or just need to exercise more discretion. The...
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Avoiding The Munchies

Avoiding The Munchies
How many times have you smoked and found yourself downing a bag of chips in less than five minutes? If you're trying to stay healthy or making efforts to lose some weight, the side-effect of the munchies can make cannabis seem unappealing. It's very common to have an insatiable appetite after smoking, which is why it's used as medication for those having serious medical issues causing appetite suppression. However, one of cannabis’ active ingredients (cannabinoids), known as THCV, is gaining a lot of attention for its unique effects on appetite and the nervous system. THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is in all cannabis that offers a spectrum of effects setting it apart from other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. THCV modifies THC’s psychoactive effects when ingested to be much more energizing and euphoric giving a coherent mental effect than strains that do...
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Sugar High

Sugar High
If you enjoy cannabis, or went to college, odds are you've tried a pot brownie. For decades stoners have loved infusing baked goods with their herb to create delicious desserts that also get you high. The brownie has effectively made it to the forefront of mainstream culture for edibles. So many films and television shows feature iconic scenes where characters have eaten a pot brownie or cookies and amusing antics ensue. But there's one aspect of the pot brownie that people often overlook. Before the cannabis effects kick in, you need to digest that brownie. This can be delayed by several hours if you have a full stomach already or just digest slowly or when taken on an empty stomach the effects are felt sooner similar to medication or alcohol. If you eat your brownie with a large glass of...
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Don’t Strain On Classificiations

Don’t Strain On Classificiations
When it comes to cannabis and knowing how it will affect you, you may have heard that “it is all about the strain”. There’s Indicas, Sativas, hybrids that have more Indica than Sativa, and hybrids that have more Sativa and Indica; not to mention there are multiple brands in each category to choose from. So how do you know which one to choose? Let us break it down for you to make it easier the next time you are faced with the decision. Traditionally speaking, we have been told that Indicas bring on sedating body highs that aid in relaxation. Sativas on the other hand have been described as having intense, energetic cerebral effects that bring on euphoria and inspire creativity. It's also commonly said that Indicas are for nighttime and Sativas are for daytime. Lastly, Hybrids are typically described...
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Alcohol vs Cannabis

Alcohol vs Cannabis
It is safe to say that alcohol has been culturally celebrated for years as the go-to substance for enjoying social gatherings, liquor courage, relieving stress or to feel good. But how many times have you woken up after a night of drinking and felt useless the entire day? You have zero motivation to get out of bed, be social, be productive, and your mind is so clouded that even thinking seems painful. Besides there being multiple health concerns in relation to drinking alcohol, including addiction, the most concerning is that on average 88,000 deaths a year due to alcohol poisoning ( CDC ).  There are alternative options to fulfill desired needs that alcohol can provide. Cannabis offers the same stress-relieving qualities but without the countless toxic chemicals and hangover the next day. The stigma behind cannabis consumption still exists. You may...
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