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Pot and Paranoia – Just Don’t Worry

By MK Thom on Apr 28, 2021 3:00:00 PM

There is a lot of expectation with the use of marijuana. Some people are after that “Wizard of Oz” feeling when the screen changes from black and white to color. Some just want to wind down and relax at the end of a hard day. Others wish to locate new sources of creativity within themselves.

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5 Common Mistakes New Marijuana Users Make

By MK Thom on Feb 18, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Now that medical marijuana (MMJ) is in full-swing in Missouri and many folks have already started getting their cannabis treatments, there are some things that new users tend to do incorrectly. These are common mistakes for any new user - recreational or medical - and can hinder the amazing benefits of the cannabis. Here is a list of the 5 most common mistakes we’ve found from new users …

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A Senior's Guide to Medical Marijuana

By MK Thom on Jan 19, 2021 12:48:22 PM

Studies and surveys are revealing more and more seniors are turning to marijuana.  Some are probably turning to it to make their gold years more enjoyable, but it’s more likely most of them are considering the herb after hearing the wide range of medicinal applications for ailments that seniors are more susceptible to.  Alzheimer’s, diabetes, joint issues, arthritis, chronic pain, insomnia … these commonly known conditions show up more frequently in seniors because, well age.  

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How to shop at a dispensary

By Rio Kaplan on Aug 28, 2020 11:41:00 AM

 

Topics: cannabis 101
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What is the difference between Hemp and Cannabis

By Rio Kaplan on Aug 21, 2020 10:07:00 AM

The cannabis industry seems like it's been exploding with each state that passes laws that legalize medical or recreational marijuana. This has provided millions of people access to cannabis medicine though marijuana is still federally illegal and considered a schedule one narcotic. To add to the wave of the booming cannabis industry, the 2018 farm bill made industrial hemp federally legal. While these advancements are positive, we are still feeling the growing pains of the slow legalization of hemp and marijuana. The uneven legal landscape paired with the advancing industry have led to confusion regarding the differences between hemp and regulated cannabis.

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How to Choose Your Perfect Flower Strain

By Rio Kaplan on Jul 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 

Topics: cannabis 101
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What is a Marijuana Strain?

By Rio Kaplan on Jul 16, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 

Topics: cannabis 101
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Introduction to Medical Marijuana Tinctures

By MK Thom on Jun 1, 2020 1:09:00 PM

If the word “tincture” has an old-time ring to it, it’s because this type of herbal remedy has been around for millennia dating back to ancient Egypt when people would extract the essences of herbs into alcohol for therapeutic purposes.  Today, though the tinctures most are familiar with are either the cannabis-extracted liquids of the 19th and early 20th centuries, or the current medical marijuana (MMJ) product that has been gaining popularity.  The renewed and growing popularity is also not surprising as tinctures are easy to use, easy to adjust dosages, effective and fast-acting - making them a good starting point for new medical or recreational users.

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How Medical Marijuana Ratios Work

By MK Thom on May 25, 2020 12:46:00 PM

Medical marijuana has come a long way from the two simple strains of indica and sativa.  With the expanding application of medical cannabis for a wide array of ailments, so are the different ways you can take it and the different quantities.  From edibles to oils to gummies and treats to tinctures and even the dry herb itself - it can be overwhelming to a new medical marijuana patient and even to a longtime user.  Throw in the ratios and numbers now featured on most packaging and it can all seem like a lot to take in, but don’t worry.

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Cannabis Dosage Through Titration and Micro-dosing

By MK Thom on May 22, 2020 11:21:15 AM

The science and art of medical cannabis

While the cultivation, production and manufacturing of medical marijuana (“MMJ”) products are becoming a finely-tuned science, the dosage for patients is much more of an art.  Despite the numerous studies confirming successful applications of medical marijuana, there is no “recommended dosage” for any one patient.  The science side of medical cannabis has revealed which cannabis compound - or “cannabinoid” like THC, CBD and THCA - works best for each general condition, but exactly how much of each compound and the dosage schedule is unique to each person.  Just as our bodies and the different problems affecting it are unique, the dosage profile of each person is highly individual too. 

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