Treating Insomnia Can Ease Depression And Paranoia, Study Finds

 

In a large trial published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, researchers at Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute also found that successfully treating sleep disruption eased psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and paranoia.

“Sleep problems are very common in people with mental health disorders, but for too long insomnia has been trivialized as merely a symptom, rather than a cause, of psychological difficulties,” said Daniel Freeman, a professor of clinical psychology who led the work.

“This study turns that old idea on its head, showing that insomnia may actually be a contributory cause of mental health problems.” Continue reading “Treating Insomnia Can Ease Depression And Paranoia, Study Finds”

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?”

Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 2 c. pumpkin purée
  • 1 1/2 c. vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 6–8 slices gruyère cheese
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley

Continue reading “Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Grilled Cheese Croutons”

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”

Why You Feel So Stressed Out After A Vacation

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You’ve just returned home from vacation — sun-kissed and blissed out — but the moment you open your inbox or spot the pile of mail that accumulated in your absence, you’re hit with a crippling sense of anxiety.

If this scenario sounds familiar, you’re not alone. According to Dr. Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist and co-host of radio show “The Web,” it’s normal to experience some degree of stress or disorientation when you’re coming down from the high of vacation. Continue reading “Why You Feel So Stressed Out After A Vacation”

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”