Why Does Cannabis Make Music Sound So Good?

You close your eyes and take a breath from your vaporizer as the music begins to play. You’ve listened to this album on numerous occasions, but this time the individual notes, rhythms, and melodies seem to resonate with a particular richness, intensity, and gravitas that together arouse your senses on a whole new level.

As Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac once said, “If you’ve been working on something for a few hours and you smoke a joint, it’s like hearing it again for the first time.” The connection between music and cannabis has a rich history, dating back to the emergence of jazz in the early 20th century. Many pioneers in this improvisational art form were regular users of cannabis, including Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. Continue reading “Why Does Cannabis Make Music Sound So Good?”

Why Does Cannabis Slow Down Our Time Perception?

 

Cannabis consumers may experience distortions in their perception of time, often reporting how minutes can feel like they stretch to hours on end—an unsettling experience, to say the least. But to what degree is this a scientifically proven phenomenon?

Researchers have been curious about this question as well, and have conducted several investigations over the years probing cannabis’ strange time-altering properties. Many of these experiments have corroborated individual reports that time slows down while high, though this has largely been on the scale of seconds or minutes, not hours. Continue reading “Why Does Cannabis Slow Down Our Time Perception?”

Strain of the Week: Atomic

Atomic

Strain Highlights

Atomic by Bomb Seeds is a deep blend of potent genetics. OG Kush was crossed with Chemdawg, which was then crossed with THC Bomb to create Atomic. This blend of THC-dominant genetics lends Atomic potency that isn’t meant for everyone. Be warned that this intense high hits with a rush to the head and settles into a long-lasting body stone that evaporates stress and worries. Atomic has a fair yield and a Kushy flavor that is thick with gas and forest aromas. Enjoy Atomic after you clear your schedule as its effects may change your plans.

Cleansing With Cannabis: 4 Ways to Treat Tension With THC

We’ve all heard of cannabis cleanses that aim to flush THC from the body by using a variety of herbs and vitamins. But what if it’s possible to use cannabis as a key ingredient in overall wellbeing? From lessening your stress to loosening body tension, cannabis can be a welcome addition to a plethora of health regiments and self-care routines.

Nurture your body and mind by cleansing yourself of everyday pressures with a little help from THC. The result will be a happier, relaxed version of yourself—and you deserve to feel your best.

Mindful Meditation

Cannabis is a wonderful aid to meditation as it has a natural way of calming the mind. Even the act of smoking mimics the practice of breathing meditation: deep breaths in, and long, slow exhales out. Think of it as a refreshing soak for the brain. Continue reading “Cleansing With Cannabis: 4 Ways to Treat Tension With THC”

How Are Canadian Patients Using Medical Cannabis?

This article is sponsored by Tilray, one of the largest and most sophisticated producers of medical cannabis in the world. Tilray is dedicated to providing safe, consistent, and reliable products to patients and furthering clinical and observational research examining the therapeutic potential of cannabis.


It seems like every day brings a new study about the ways medical cannabis can be used in healthcare. But how are patients already accessing medical cannabis, and in what form? And more importantly, how is it impacting their quality of life? A new study led by Philippe Lucas, Vice-President of Patient Research & Access for Tilray, and Leafly’s own Nick Jikomes, PhD, provides some of the first answers to these questions. Continue reading “How Are Canadian Patients Using Medical Cannabis?”

Strain of the Week: Irish Cream

Irish Cream

Strain Highlights

Irish Cream by Mighty Irish Seeds is a backcross of Mighty Irish Hope. This indica-dominant strain is short and squat with strong floral aromas. The flavor is sweet and smooth on the palate while the strain’s effects remain moderately weighted. As described by the breeder, the physical sensations that accompany this strain go from “melted to toasted,” leaving the consumer relaxed and carefree.

How to Get Hired as a Budtender

Cannabis budtender

 

Patients can spend 90% or more of their time in-store interacting with just one person: the budtender, which is why this position is probably the most important one inside a dispensary. The best budtenders are passionate about cannabis, exceptionally knowledgeable about the products, and thrive on providing great customer service.

The budtender role is often the most rewarding position in medical cannabis because they are ones building direct relationships with patients. A great attitude and strong work ethic are keys for success in this sometimes-challenging position.

If you’re interested in becoming a budtender, the following steps should help improve your chances of getting hired by a dispensary: Continue reading “How to Get Hired as a Budtender”

Are Women Taking Charge of the Cannabis Industry?

Cannabis is a burgeoning industry, and as pioneers in this exciting new world, we have the honor of breaking ground and setting standards to pave the way for generations to come. One of the most fascinating developments in the cannabis industry is the rise of women in the workplace, most notably in positions of power at the head of cannabis companies.

Women Holding Leadership Positions

The cannabis industry is comprised of scrappy, tenacious individuals who aren’t opposed to taking a risk, and in a sector that’s struggling to break free of former stoner stereotypes and debilitating social stigmas, women are leading the way. According to a 2015 survey from Marijuana Business Daily, women held 36% of leadership positions in the industry, including 50% of leadership roles in processing and infused product companies, and 63% of executive roles at testing labs. Continue reading “Are Women Taking Charge of the Cannabis Industry?”

Strain of the Week – NYC Diesel

NYC Diesel

Strain Highlights

Bred by Soma Sacred Seeds, NYC Diesel (or Soma Sour Diesel) is a 60% sativa-dominant cross between Mexican and Afghani landraces. This strain provides strong cerebral effects that ease into a deep, full-body relaxation over time. A pungent lime and grapefruitaroma is the mark of a high quality batch, like those that won this strain five Cannabis Cup trophies in the early 2000s. NYC Diesel’s happy, talkative qualities make this hybrid a good choice for social activities and many anxiety-prone consumers praise it for its paranoia-free effects.

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8 Exotic and Unlikely Places to Buy Cannabis Around the World

If you’re lucky enough to visit a foreign country where cannabis is obtainable, you owe yourself a chance to check out the local selection and support the local industry.

We’ve scoured the globe to bring you the most exotic shops, markets, clubs, and dispensaries purveying cannabinoids abroad. Whether you’re seeking good flower to pair with good food or looking to take your beach holiday to the next level, start planning your travel itinerary with these eight scenic stops and distinctive shops in mind. Continue reading “8 Exotic and Unlikely Places to Buy Cannabis Around the World”