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Sativa or Indica: Which is Better?

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Marijuana laws in Canada have come quite a long way. The substance is no longer criminalized so harshly, as used to be the case. While there are still laws regarding impaired driving and selling pot to minors, the rest of the situation is fairly lax. Households can grow up to four plants, and there are plenty of dispensaries where marijuana can be purchased. This has led to quite a few more people developing a taste for marijuana, so to speak, and thus people want to know what sort of bud they should buy.

Two of the most popular types are Sativa and Indica, both of which are huge hits and very much in demand at your local dispensary. Though, which one should you get? These high-end strains of marijuana aren’t exactly cheap, so it’s not as if most people are in a position to buy them both to try. Just imagine you wanted to try caviar, to see which brand you liked the best. Most people can’t afford to just buy an expensive can of Beluga and Sturgeon to see which is better. It would cost a small fortune. The same here, though just not quite as pricy. But the principle remains. It’s better to know which is better for you beforehand.

So, let’s explain a little bit about these separate strains so that you can make the best-informed decision possible and spend your money wisely.

Comparing Sativa and Indica Varieties

Sativa and Indica are two separate species of cannabis, called “strains” colloquially. As different species of plant, of the same family, they do have different appearances. Though what we’re focused on here is how these plants affect the body when consumed, not how they look when growing.

What Sativa Does

Sativa strains provide a more uplifting sort of feeling, what a lot of people would call a “head high.” This is the sort of high people are looking for if their busy, on-the-go lifestyles could use a boost. This particular strain is ideal for shaking away things like those social butterflies in settings with other people. It’s the sort of effect many people rely on if they’re trying to warm up and come out of their shell and just let loose.

This strain’s effects are great if you’re active. It doesn’t lag the body down, nor does it have that “I need munchies” sort of brain-fog crash. It’s a crisp, clean, exhilarating high that’s ideal for people who are going to the gym or going out to a party, etc. Many artists who are actively trying to create also swear by the effects of Sativa to really put them in a better place mentally where they can just get to work and focus.

What Indica Does

Another very popular strain available at your local dispensary, Indica is said in many ways to be Sativa’s polar opposite. This gives people a much more sedated, relaxed, heavier high often referred to as a “body high”. It’s the sort of feeling that makes the body feel a bit heavier, and a bit more sluggish. Of course, if this is the experience people have when they want to go dancing, it’s no good. However, for people dealing with stress who need to just sit down and chill for a while, get away from their thoughts and just enjoy some downtime, it’s something they consider a miracle drug.

Where Indica really excels is in people who have trouble sleeping. Not only insomniacs but also busy people who spend their days bombarded with bright and colorful and busy technology and stuff, who need to just unplug and reset so that they can rest. Indica is the type of bud that would make people put their heads down before they got used to it. Plenty of people prefer this sort of high; it’s what they need.

The Verdict

The fact of the matter is that we’re in no position at all to tell you which type is better. It depends on what you want. Do you want a high that makes you feel free and loose and ready to mingle around with people on a social level? Do you want to feel active and energetic? This is when Sativa is the right choice. Contrarily, if you need to relax, unplug and get away from it all, or if you just need a good night’s sleep, Indica is your go-to choice.

So keep those points in mind and choose the bud that’s right for your needs.

 

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Eating or Smoking Weed: Which is better for your health?

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Eating or Smoking Weed: Which is better for your health? Read on to know more

For the longest time, the most popular way to consume cannabis is by rolling it up and smoking it. Years of doing this have shown that this is an effective way to enjoy the benefits of the plant. However, more and more people are now getting into cannabis-infused edibles or food items that contain the flower itself or its cannabinoids.

This is not a new thing especially as ancient cultures have been infusing this plant into drinks and milk for all kinds of purposes such as ritualistic and medicinal. This mode of consumption is also proven to be effective in harnessing the potentials of the plant. The question now is, which of these two methods is better for your health? Let’s see what is known about Eating or Smoking Weed.

What We Know About Smoking

Eating or Smoking Weed: Which is better for your health?

Smoking cannabis brings you the plant’s effects through your lungs, which are then transferred into your bloodstream. Hence, it = takes less time to take effect. In fact, you can feel its effect within seconds to a few minutes.

The thing about this method is that it burns the dried flowers which you then inhale. According to studies, smoking cannabis may have less atrocious effects on the lungs compared to smoking tobacco, but the risk is there nonetheless. It may not have links to lung cancer, but studies show that it can be linked to worse coughs and more frequent chronic bronchitis attacks.

Is Vaping Any Different?

With cannabis and tobacco smoking, many think that vaping is a better alternative, and if we only look at the mode of transferring the cannabinoids into the system, it definitely looks like it. Basically, what vaping does is it heats the e-juice to vaporize it, then you inhale the vapor, it reaches the lungs, then transferred into the bloodstream.

Back then, little is known about the effects of vaping, especially as it was just starting to gain traction, However, recent studies show that vaping can have adverse effects on the respiratory system, specifically severe lung injuries called EVALI or e-cigarette, or vaping, produce use-associated lung injury.

What Sets Edibles Apart?

Those who are looking for a less risky choice should take a look at what edibles and drinkables have to offer. This mode of consumption provides effects by eating or drinking. The cannabis passes through the digestive system in order to reach the bloodstream and the brain. This takes a long time to effect, usually around 30 minutes to two hours.

The thing is, ingesting provides a more intense effect as the potentials are intensified when the liver processes the cannabinoids. You can also experience the peak longer, typically up to four hours, whereas smoking only provides the peak for only 30 minutes.

So, is Eating Weed Better for Your Health?

Given the harmful effects of smoking in general, eating cannabis is the healthier choice. This option also lets you make the most out of your cannabis flowers. Just make sure you have the time and patience to wait for the effects and for it to wear off, and you are good to go.

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The Latest Developments in the West Coast Lifestyle Cannabis Scene

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The cool, laid-back vibes of the west coast cannabis lifestyle are among the most popular in the United States. Many people enjoy a relaxing day and night out with friends, consuming cannabis, listening to music, or just decompressing at home with an excellent strain. There is no shortage of unique places to go for all your needs for those seeking this type of lifestyle. Since it is a part of the country (specifically California and Oregon) where recreational use is legal, you’re free to indulge at will, with just some general guidelines to follow. Some places in these states even have dedicated lounges for these activities so enthusiasts and smokers can socialize without worrying about being judged or harassed.

The West Coast knows how to maximize the cannabis social and tech scene

The west coast cannabis lifestyle is a unique and exciting experience. From the various dispensaries that are open to all adults to the cultural diversity of cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, it’s hard not to get excited about the way the West Coast world does things. Additionally, as more states legalize cannabis for medicinal or recreational purposes, these western states will likely become hubs for those who want to live a marijuana-friendly lifestyle. 

The culture in California has always been one of exploration and innovation; with the legalization of cannabis came an entirely new industry that can only be beneficial for the state’s economy. With so many different options available on sites like Weedmaps, it’s never been easier to find your perfect strain or dispensary.

Some of the most popular West Coast products and brands on the market are making big moves

Things have been shaking up in California and Oregon over the past few months. With some new vigor and intensity around M&As and the rebranding of some familiar cannabis companies, there is no shortage of movement in the cannabis space out west. 

One company to take special note of is Unrivaled Inc, which Terra Tech acquired in March of this year. Unrivaled Inc is a well-run cannabis company that vertically integrates several highly recognized cannabis brands by distribution, manufacturing, and dispensary operations. Some of the brands which fall under the Unrivaled umbrella are; Korova, LTRMN, Sticks, Cabana, and The Spot. Look for them to continue to make waves in the cannabis industry on the west coast.

The West Coast is still popular as a Weed Tourism destination even through the pandemic

California’s cannabis industry has long been a regional powerhouse, but recent years have seen the state become an international destination for weed tourism. In the past few months alone, there are already reports of over 700% growth in revenue from recreational marijuana sales. In addition, California is home to some of the best marijuana farms in North America and has produced quality bud since before prohibition. According to High Times Magazine, the Emerald Triangle – Humboldt County, Mendocino County, and Trinity County – accounts for more than 50% of American production. This means that you will be traveling through some serious 420 territories if you decide to take a weed-cation in this western state, even through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Conclusion

With all this new information, it’s time to get out and explore the west coast. Whether you want a quick tour or an immersive experience, there are many options for cannabis-friendly tours in the West Coast lifestyle scene. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities while you can and catch that lovely west coast vibe!

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What Parents Should Know About CBD

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CBD Lifestyle

Cannabidiol (CBD) is known for its medicinal properties including its effects on the reception of pain, mood, energy, and overall health of the consumer. Because of this, researchers have taken interest in finding out its effectiveness in treating juvenile medical conditions.

The good news is the Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug with CBD as the main ingredient for treating a rare form of epilepsy. This medication is called Epidiolex and it an oral solution for seizures known to occur in two types of rare and severe epilepsy namely Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

As Lennox-Gastaut syndrome has serious effects on children’s development and Dravet syndrome emerges during childhood, this drug is often administered to children. Other juvenile medical conditions that showed positive responses to CBD include behavioral conditions, perinatal brain injury, and neuroblastoma.

If you are a parent whose child suffers from these medical conditions and you are interested in seeing what this cannabinoid has to offer, here’s what you need to know.

Is CBD Legal?

Is CBD Legal

The first thing that comes to mind when looking at any medical solutions related to cannabis is its legality. As a parent, you want to know that you will be implementing treatment aids that are sanctioned by the government.

As mentioned, the FDA has approved Epidiolex as a treatment for rare forms of epilepsy, giving merit to claims that this cannabinoid can address seizures. In fact, there are a lot of studies that show how effective CBD not only in treating seizures, but also inflammations and pain thanks to its interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system and CB1/CB2 receptors in different systems of the body.

CBD also shows potentials in treating mood and behavioral disorders, pain relief, and addiction. However, it is important to note that Epidiolex is only an approved medication composed of CBD, and other CBD products that you can typically buy in stores or dispensaries have not been approved as treatments.

When to Give Kids CBD

Being a responsible parent, you want to make sure that you only give your child CBD products or CBD medications upon getting a prescription from their doctor. This is important especially if your child has been taking other medications, which can interact with other substances that enter their body. By consulting their doctor, you are sure that giving this cannabinoid to your kid is under professional medical advisement.

Some Reminders About Kids and CBD Products

CBD Gummies

If you or anyone in your family has been consuming CBD products, you want to make sure that they are stored out of reach of children. Some products, such as gummies, can be attractive to children and may look like regular gummies to the unwitting eye.

Another thing to remember is that every substance reacts differently to different individuals, which means that the effects of CBD on one person can vary in another.

Conclusion

Children can benefit from the advantages offered by cannabidiol and it is up to parents to seek treatments involving this cannabinoid. With proper advice from physicians and pediatricians, you can consider this route to treat your kid’s medical condition.

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