How to Prepare for a Cannabis Tolerance Break

So you’ve been smoking for a while and you think it’s time for a little break? No worries, we’ve all been there. Maybe you feel like you haven’t been getting as high as you used to, and you miss that lifted sensation. Or perhaps you just feel like your brain’s been living in the clouds for the past few months (or years) and it’s time to switch up your daily routine. Regardless of your reasoning, tolerance breaks can prove to be beneficial to each and every one of us. But that doesn’t mean they’re easy, so it’s best to be fully prepared for the experience. Continue reading “How to Prepare for a Cannabis Tolerance Break”

Strain of the Week: Narnia

Narnia

Strain Highlights

Narnia, a strain produced by Soulshine Cannabis and developed by Advanced Growing Technologies, is the stimulating sativa-dominant cross of Jack Herer and Trainwreck. It has an incredibly fast onset, imbuing consumers with an amplified sense of their imaginations while promoting upbeat physical activity. This long-lasting strain has massive trichome production and a terpene profile rich with citrus tang, spice, and a touch of sweetness. Enjoy Narnia to enhance mood, encourage creativity, and nullify lethargy.

Sativa’s are very uplifting and can help with so many aliments. Call us today to speak with our Medical Marijuana experts, we can help you find the best strains for you and your medical needs. Natural Healing Care Center – 520-323-0069

Best Cannabis Strains for Sparking Creativity

Cannabis has long been a companion for creative minds. It has a way of expanding the imagination, enabling access to new thoughts, concepts, and ideas. For many of us, cannabis adds color to our world and allows us to appreciate small nuances that are normally filtered out by our busy brains.

Not all strains are created equal, thanks to differences in their terpene and cannabinoid profiles. Sure, some artists couldn’t care less what strains they keep stocked alongside pens and brushes, but others swear by specific strains and rely on them for stimulating creative thought.

This list features strains that Leafly reviewers rate as highly creative, so consider giving them a try if you’re looking to kindle inspiration. Continue reading “Best Cannabis Strains for Sparking Creativity”

Is CBD the Next Big Thing for Acne?

Blackheads? Zits? Say goodbye to acne with a brand new cure—synthetic cannabis!

That, at least, is the hope of Botanix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a dermatological company that just announced the completion of its Phase 1 clinical trial for an acne drug that incorporates synthetic cannabidiol (CBD). Called BTX 1503, the goal is that the drug could one day be an answer to acne.

Botanix began clinical trials of the drug in Australia last year. Twenty participants, all without acne symptoms, applied the synthetic cannabinoid-based topical over the course of a month to test its safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (the amount of the drug detectable in the bloodstream after use).
The company plans to start a pilot program for acne patients later this quarter.

Clinical trials tend to be expensive, lengthy, and uncertain. A Phase 1 Study is preliminary—it determines whether a drug is safe enough to test on actual patients. Botanix managed to complete its Phase 1 trial within 12 months, and they say it has been a huge success. “Top line data demonstrates that BTX 1503 has an excellent safety profile, with little to no skin irritation, and no severe adverse events were recorded,” the company said. Continue reading “Is CBD the Next Big Thing for Acne?”

Strain of the Week: Redwood

Redwood Kush

Strain Highlights

Consuming this strain is like taking a long walk through the forests of its namesake. Relaxing and blissful, Redwood Kush provides consumers with a feeling of peace and ease. Taking after the earthy Northern California environment, this strain features a pine-like, herbal scent. Best for nighttime use, Redwood Kush has sedative, tingly body effects. Don’t expect to get much done after using this indica, as most consumers feel spacey and are unable to focus or get work done.

Visit our website for more information on the Arizona Medical Marijuana program. We are here to answer any questions you may have, our experts and doctors are here to help! Natural Healing Care Center – 520-323-0069

How to Make Infused Cannabis Cooking Oil

Are you interested in medicating with edibles but don’t know where to begin? Infusion is often the most challenging part of cooking with cannabis and the reason why many people turn to their vaporizer in defeat. I’m here to tell you that you can do this! Not only is it doable, but it’s worth it.

If you haven’t yet discovered the wonder that is cannabis-infused eating, I’m excited for you because you’re in for an adventure. The experience from start to finish is significantly different from the other common inhalation methods. The effects are typically longer, stronger, and slower to set in. For this reason, always start with a low dose and see how an edible affects you — especially if you’re cooking your own as it is impossible to calculate their potency.

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Identifying Old or Bad Cannabis Past Its Shelf Life

 

Cannabis can have an indefinite shelf life, but only if all of the proper conditions have been met. For cannabis to truly stand the sands of time, one must not only handle each process of the growth and harvest cycle carefully, but also store the cannabis properly. If all of these conditions are met, one could be enjoying their favorite strain 10 years from now with little quality degradation.

Unfortunately, not all cannabis is cultivated with this level of precision and since consumers can’t control the quality of their cannabis before it reaches their hands, having the ability to identify mishandled cannabis that is typically labeled “old” or “bad” is an imperative last line of defense. After all, nobody wants to puff a bowl of bone dry and/or moldy ganja.

Here are five cues you can use to sense if your cannabis is old or bad. Continue reading “Identifying Old or Bad Cannabis Past Its Shelf Life”

Strain of the Week: Gorilla Cookies

Strain Highlights

Gorilla Cookies by Elev8 Seeds is the powerful union of Gorilla Glue #4 and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. The pungent Gorilla Glue aroma is loud, but Thin Mint’s exotic terpene profile adds nuance to the bouquet. Both parents were bred for potency and that shows in the resin-coated buds that harden like stones after curing. Enjoy this one-hitter quitter with care, as the effects will alter the trajectory of your entire day. Gorilla Cookies is a quality strain for managing physical pain, nausea, and stress.

I don’t know about you, but this strain sounds amazing to me! Give us a call to learn more about different strain types and how they can help you with your medical needs. Natural Healing Care Center – 520-323-0069

Legal Cannabis in Nevada: What to Expect

The wait is finally over: legal cannabis has come to Nevada! The first official sales will kick off at midnight on July 1, 2017 at Reef Dispensaries on Western Avenue, just west of the Las Vegas strip. State Senator Tick Segerblom, one of the leading proponents for legalization, will be the first legal cannabis customer.

Now that the big day has come and cannabis sales will officially be legal in the Battle Born State, brush up on Nevada’s guidelines, including who can purchase product, how much you’re allowed to buy, and more. Continue reading “Legal Cannabis in Nevada: What to Expect”

Strain of the Week – Chocolate Tonic

Chocolate Tonic by Purple Caper Seeds is a 1:1 CBD/THC strain that has helped many medical cannabis patients throughout the West Coast. Created by crossing Chocolate Kush and Cannatonic, Chocolate Tonic harnesses the best parts of both strains and offers soothing relief for inflammation, anxiety, and nausea alongside an enjoyable buzz. Chocolate Tonic has a distinct pine and cocoa aroma while being a bit more herbaceous than sweet on the palate.

This strain sounds amazing! Perfect for relieving symptoms many patients suffer from. If you have questions about medical marijuana or the Arizona Medical Marijuana program please call us today or visit our website for more information! Natural Healing Care Center – 520-323-0069