How Are White Tips Formed on Cannabis Buds?

When Washington state cannabis producer Vashon Velvet’s Susan Gress began using LED lights to grow cannabis, she noticed that white tips began sporadically appearing in her garden. Confused, Gress had a few visitors come to the property and take a look at her grow.

The first visitor, Bob Montoya, is a photographer who works with NW Leaf. Montoya came in with a high-powered macro lens and took images of the white tips.

“[He] came to take pictures of our grow for NW Leaf and photographed a white tip,” Gress explained. “So, I asked him, do they look damaged? ‘Oh my god,’ he replied, ‘I’ve never seen anything like it, this is trichomes on top of trichomes!’” Continue reading “How Are White Tips Formed on Cannabis Buds?”

Anxiety: The Monster I Cannot See

Make no mistake: anxiety stinks.

Lately I have been anxious: unbearably anxious.

Maybe it is all of the impending changes in my life. Maybe it is the current state of our nation, the insecurity I now feel in the country I call home. Or maybe it is just my damn anxiety disorder, but whatever it is I find myself on edge. My heart has been racing and my mind has been chasing after random thoughts and barely formulated ideas.

I am afraid of a monster I cannot see, of a future I cannot predict, and of matters in which I have no control. And earlier today, my anxiety came to a head. I found myself shaking on the toilet, and in tears. I found myself unable to articulate anything. My thoughts, my feelings, everything was just too big. Continue reading “Anxiety: The Monster I Cannot See”

Vets Seek Alternative Medicine Through Alternate Health Centers

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TUCSON –For veterans returning home, picking up where they left off is easier said than done. Most vets turn to the VA to help them readjust to their civilian lives, but the hospital is unable to provide them with a natural medicine, medical marijuana.

“It can decrease the amount of sedatives, stop the opioids that they’re on, and they get very symptomatic relief,” Huggins said.

Dr. George Huggins has been practicing medicine for more than 50 years. He is currently a physician at Tumbleweeds Health Center where he sees many veterans who are addicted to prescription painkillers.

“They want to get off these addictive medicines that are not providing any real relief for their pain,” Huggins said.

The VA can’t prescribe medical marijuana because it is a Schedule I controlled substance at the federal level. Owner at Tumbleweeds, Kim Williams, said the DEA’s current stance on marijuana is not justified.

“I think the Schedule I classification does cannabis a great disservice,” Williams said. “It’s up there with heroin and things like that that have no medical use.”

In the past, congress has pushed to allow VA doctors to discuss and recommend medical marijuana as a treatment option with patients, but right now all they can do is send medical records to alternate health centers. Continue reading “Vets Seek Alternative Medicine Through Alternate Health Centers”

Strain of the Week: The Dessert

The Dessert

Strain Highlights

Known by many names, The Dessert is a CBD-dominant cross of Harlequin and Granddaddy Purple. This earthy, slightly sweet sativa-dominant hybrid has been seen with a 3:1 CBD/THC ratio, slotting it firmly as a medicinal strain while offering enough THC whizbang for recreational cannabis consumers. The Dessert’s effects are lucid, but not stimulating, as well as cozy, but not couch-locked, making it ideal for folks seeking to quash anxiety and minor physical pain.

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Forget 5:00—4:20 Is the New Happy Hour

For anyone who regularly chooses cannabis over alcohol, 4:20 is already the de facto happy hour. Finally, the rest of the world is catching up.

 Where to Find a 4:20 Happy Hour

Upscale establishments in both LA and San Francisco have launched happy hours beginning at 4:20 p.m., a sign of cannabis’s ever-expanding place in mainstream consciousness. EdiBOL, in downtown LA, the Happy 420 Hourmenu features deep-fried bites (“Munchabols”—all priced at $4.20) and cocktails named after cannabis strains (complete, we noticed during a recent visit, with strain descriptors—relaxed, uplifted, etc.—from the Leafly pages for each drink’s namesake strain). The menu runs from 4:20 to 7:00 p.m. every weekday. Continue reading “Forget 5:00—4:20 Is the New Happy Hour”

How To Stay Motivated And Energized When Working Long Hours

In today’s world, it has become normal for many people to work after hours and not get enough sleep as a result. While most people would tell you to simply stop working overtime and go to sleep at a reasonable hour, that is not always feasible. If you are tired of feeling drained, there are a few things you can do to combat this feeling.

Take some “me” time.

With a busy schedule, it can be hard to take time for yourself. It is important to establish this as a priority. During these sessions, you need to focus on what helps you relax. You may want to try some meditation or yoga to help relieve the stress. Make an effort to call a friend or family member on your way home. Even something this small can give you a small energy boost. Continue reading “How To Stay Motivated And Energized When Working Long Hours”

How to Make Easy Cannabis-Infused Bath Bombs

Sylvia Plath wasn’t wrong when she said, “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” And what could possibly make this already soothing activity even more relaxing? A little help from THC or CBD in the form of a colorful bath bomb! Continue reading “How to Make Easy Cannabis-Infused Bath Bombs”

Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower Bites | @hbharvest

First the cauliflower gets rolled in a little breading, then it’s off to the oven to be baked to perfection. Once they’ve finished baking they get covered in the BEST sriracha buffalo sauce. Honestly, you will not even realize you are eating cauliflower. All you will realize is that it’s so dang good. I think these bites may be one of my dad’s favorites. He and I both loved them, especially when dipped in that blue cheese sauce (YUM, and it’s made healthier with Greek yogurt!). There really are no words. Continue reading “Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower Bites”

Strain of the Week: Red Dragon

Red Dragon

Strain Highlights

Red Dragon is one exotic flower. A Barney’s Farm cross between a West Himalayan Kush and Utopia Haze (a Brazilian sativa), this hybrid is a strain for connoisseurs. Featuring a sweet, fruity aroma, Red Dragon offers consumers a truly different cannabis experience. Slightly sativa-dominant, this strain is giggly and upbeat. Great for those suffering from depression or stress, Red Dragon has a very happy and uplifting effect. Unfortunately, this strain may cause some to feel quite paranoid. If you’re prone to anxiety, Red Dragon may not be the best strain for you. This hybrid grows best indoors and has a flowering time of 8-10 weeks.

Sounds like this strain will put some pep in your step! If you have questions about how a certain strain could affect you, give us a call we can help! Natural Healing Care Center – 520-323-0069