The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Arizona, December 2016

December 2016

The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every month. This region-specific version is designed to provide helpful, community-based information for cannabis consumers looking for the most relevant dispensaries in Arizona. It highlights the most talked-about locations in the state based on customer feedback metrics* and reviews of each location’s quality, service, and atmosphere. Check out the Leafly List FAQ for more information on how dispensaries are ranked.

The Leafly List is based on 100% objective customer feedback and data collected by Leafly. Businesses CANNOT pay for a spot on the list.

1. Swell Farmacy – Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

Swell Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Phoenix Arizona - November Leafly List

Phoenicians are initially drawn to Swell Farmacy for their generous new patient special, but they keep coming back for the rotating daily specials, attentive and knowledgeable budtenders, and wide selection of top-notch products. Open seven days a week, Swell’s Phoenix location more than lives up to its name.


6 Ways Meditation Makes You Happier at Work

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Work stress. We all feel it, whether we’re struggling to find 15 minutes for lunch or responding to emails at 10 p.m. But a regular mindfulness and meditation practice can help, says meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness at Work.

“Sometimes people are really concerned about practicing mindfulness at work. They think they’ll lose their edge, or they won’t strive or seek excellence, but it actually opens up the door to being more creative and finding a sense of meaning,” she explains.

Here are 6 ways that meditation and mindfulness can help you both survive and enjoy your work day, according to Salzberg.

1. Find a sense of meaning.

Studies have shown that strongest indicator of happiness at work is a sense of meaning, so Salzberg recommends infusing your day with something that gives you personal meaning. For example, say to yourself, “I will try to be compassionate to everyone I encounter” or “I will try to communicate well,” she suggests. This positive focus can really transform your day, she says.


17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person not live in a perpetual state of stress?

If you’re still looking for a 2017 resolution, you could do a lot worse than prioritizing your mental health. But seeing as that can feel like a lofty or ambiguous goal, it may help to break it down into smaller, more actionable steps.

That’s where these simple tips come into play. Below are just a few techniques that will help you manage overwhelming bouts of stress next year, which will effectively make you a calmer and happier human being:

1. Just breathe.

Your body already has a built-in stress fighter: Your mind and your lungs. Follow the rhythm of this graphic to get your breath in sync and find a little calm:

Added tip: In addition to focusing on your breath, try “grounding” yourself by taking stock of your surroundings and engaging your five senses. Tell yourself “I feel my feet are planted on the ground,” “I hear the television is on in the background” or whatever else you’re noticing about the present moment. This may help ease your stress.


What is Hash and How Does It Relate to Cannabis?


To understand what hashish is means to realize the duality that exists with the female cannabis Sativa plant. First, there is the physical structure of the plant itself, which is this rich fibrous leafy material complete with essential amino acids and a myriad of benefits. Second, you have the essence of the cannabis plant, otherwise known as trichomes, which are responsible for producing the aromatic terpenes and medicinal cannabinoids that facilitate our therapeutic experiences.

Hashish is the moment at which the essence of cannabis (the trichomes) parts ways with the plant material itself. This is achieved when the ripe and resinous gland heads that line the surface of female cannabis plants are separated and collected. Processes to achieve resin separation have been practiced for centuries; however, the rapid rise of cannabis legalization in the western world has brought new methods in hash preparation that are sweeping legal markets by storm.


Oprah Winfrey’s Breakfast Cookies


Did you ever think it would be healthy to eat cookies for breakfast? Well, with Oprah’s cookie recipe it’s possible to eat a nutritious and delicious breakfast even if it’s in the form of dessert. The secret is natural sugar from fruits like apples and bananas.

Recipe from: Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life. By Oprah Winfrey.


30-Second Changes That Create Long-Lasting Happiness

The 30-Sec Change: Stop Liking, Loving, and Hating

Saying that you like paper clips or love a website or hate leggings without long shirts is a fast and instinctual way to make a point. But it also doesn’t require much thought. In his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Wharton professor Adam Grant writes that to create new ideas, we need new ways of looking at old ones. Nancy Lublin, former CEO of, forbids her employees from using words such as “like,” “love” and “hate,” he writes, because she thinks “they make it too easy to give a visceral response to a suggestion without analyzing it.” She wants them instead to verbalize their feelings about what moves them about an idea: What do they like about it, specifically? What don’t they like? How could they change what they don’t like? Try this at the office…or in your personal life, where, in our opinion, this technique may work just as well. Refusing to “hate” anyone and instead having to explain three reasons why you don’t want to spend time with a person may just surface three issues you two could discuss — and resolve.