Strain of the Week: Durban Poison


Strain Highlights

This pure sativa originates from the South African port city of Durban. It has gained notoriety worldwide for its sweet smell and energetic, uplifting effects. Durban Poison is the perfect strain to help you stay productive through a busy day, when exploring the outdoors, or to lend a spark of creativity.

Growers and concentrate enthusiasts will both enjoy the over-sized resin glands which make this strain a quality choice for concentrate extraction. The buds are round and chunky, and leave a thick coating of trichomes on almost all areas of the plant.

Friday Fun: 10 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavors That Sound Cannabis-Infused But Aren’t



Recently, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of stoner-friendly Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, announced that if when cannabis becomes fully legal, they would definitely consider selling a cannabis-infused flavor of ice cream. Most of you are probably unsurprised by this revelation, although we’re guessing that some folks are scratching their heads and thinking, “Wait, how much more stoner can the guys who created ‘Bonnaroo Buzz’ get?” To that I say you have a point, fine sir (or ma’am). Here’s a list of 10 completely real Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors that, despite their 4/20-friendly moniker, aren’t already cannabis-infused:

Late Night Snack

In 2011, the duo created a new flavor of ice cream in honor of then-Late Night talk show host Jimmy Fallon (who has since moved on to hosting The Tonight Show). Despite the immediate association with 11th hour munchies, this frozen treat is cannabis-free, instead consisting of a vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and fudge-covered potato chip chunks. (Again, no cannabis. I swear.)

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4 Ways To Improve Your Mood Instantly



Happiness is one of the most talked-about emotions – behavioral scientists study it relentlessly, meditation experts teach several techniques and social psychologists comes up with various explanations for how our brain tricks itself into believing various things. And of course, there are countless books on the subject.

Yet, being happy is one of the most elusive emotions. Understandably, it’s not easy being upbeat all the time. We are humans, and no matter how much we try, we are bound to have our low moments. Although this could be normal, prolonged periods of time feeling depressed can be detrimental to health.

Here are a few ways to shake off the bad mood and get back on track to positivity.

Work out

Exercising regularly helps build a resilient mindset. The physical benefits are obvious. Exercise also releases the happy hormone called dopamine which improves our mood immediately after a great run or a sweaty, hard workout.

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Three Things Everyone Should Know About Cannabis and Exercise

Cannabis isn’t thought of as the most stimulating substance in the world, but it may be time to reconsider the lazy stoner stereotype. As it turns out, cannabis and exercise have quite the involved relationship. The Leafly team did some research to find out just how much getting stoned and getting ripped have in common.

Here’s what we found out:

1. Cannabis Gives “Runner’s High” a New Meaning

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Gingery Beef Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Store-bought hoisin sauce is the trick to making this restaurant dish at home.

Serves 4


  • 2 tsp. vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 2-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 head Boston or Bibb lettuce, leaves washed and dried
  • ¼ cup salted peanuts, chopped

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Strain of the Week: Strawberry Cough


Known for its sweet smell of fresh strawberries and an expanding sensation that can make even the most seasoned consumer cough, Strawberry Cough is a potent sativa blend with mysterious genetic origins. The skunky, berry flavors will capture your senses while the cerebral, uplifting effects provide an aura of euphoria that is sure to leave a smile on your face. Strawberry Cough is a great solution for managing social anxieties and to balance yourself in times of elevated stress.

Friday Fun: Jimmy and Seth Rogen Converse at a Dispensary While Using Fake Arms

During an interview with Seth Rogen, the two argue about the time they worked together on a Canadian soap opera called “Jacob’s Patience,” where Rogen insisted on using mannequin arms instead of his real ones. It’s absurd, but watching Rogen try to roll a Northern Lights joint with his clumsy mannequin hands is a real treat.

(And yes, there’s a part 2.)

The Greenhouse Revolution: How Old-School Structures are Changing Cannabis Cultivation


It’s no secret that the cannabis industry has an energy problem. A 2011 study by Dr. Evan Mills, a senior energy scientist at UC Berkeley, estimated that cannabis production consumed 1 percent of the nation’s total energy — and that was before recreational legalization and the resulting explosion of cannabis cultivation. Total production at the time produced about the same amount of greenhouse gas as 3 million cars. Yikes.

Though there were negative environmental consequences associated with outdoor growing, Mills’ report found that the bulk of the blame lay with indoor cultivation. “Current indoor cannabis production and distribution practices result in prodigious energy use, costs, and unchecked greenhouse gas pollution,” he wrote.

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Southwestern Fiesta Salad with Peaches, Black Beans and Avocado

This delicious salad is the perfect mix of sweet and savory with just a little kick!  It’s hearty, healthy and can be served as a main course, as a side to any meal, or as a party snack with tortilla chips. Remember, those delicious peaches add much more than a little bit of sweet to this this salad. Peaches have been shown to contain antioxidants known as polyphenols that may prevent certain cancers—and you can increase your intake of these beneficial compounds even more by choosing organic peaches!

Photo credit: Tracy M.

The Recipe

Makes about 4 servings

  • Directions2 organic peaches, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 can of organic black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 organic avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh organic corn
  • ½ bunch of organic cilantro, chopped
  • 1 organic jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 2 Tbs. fresh organic lime juice
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin

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