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How to Pollinate Cannabis

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Want to make cannabis seeds or breed your own strain but not sure how to collect pollen and pollinate effectively? It’s actually really easy!

1.) Collect Pollen When Pollen Sacs Start to Open

Pollen is collected from male marijuana plants after they start flowering, or occasionally female plants when feminizing seeds.

When the pollen sacs from a marijuana plant start to crack and look like they’re about to open up (or if you can see one has already opened) then your pollen is ready for harvest!

When pollen sacs are cracking and opening up, you’re ready to harvest your pollen!

Pollen spilling onto a nearby leaf

One way to harvest your pollen is to gently and carefully remove all the pollen sacs. Let them dry for a week, and then put them in a resealable bag. If you shake the bag the pollen should easily spill out. You may need to cut a few open yourself.

How to Store Cannabis Pollen

Moisture is your main enemy when storing pollen. It can help to double the mass of the pollen collected by adding regular cooking flour. This absorbs moisture during storage and as an added bonus, it will make application easier later when you pollinate your plant.

If you triple-bag the pollen-flour mixture and stick it in the freezer (with a good nametag so you know where the pollen came from), your pollen can be stored for a year or longer. Make sure to use “freezer” bags (platsic bags specifically made for the freezer are more effective than regular plastic bags).

2.) Pollinate Female Plant That’s 2-3 Weeks in Flowering

It’s time to pollinate when your plant has been in the flowering stage for about 2-3 weeks.

Example of young cannabis buds that are ready to be pollinated

When your chosen mother is 2-3 weeks into the flowering stage, take a paintbrush and ‘paint’ your feminized pollen on the developing bud sites you want to pollinate. Bud sites are located wherever you can see leaves meet a stem. By 2-3 weeks in the flowering stage, all the bud sites should have tons of wispy white hairs. These are where you want to put your pollen (in the wild, these white hairs are what capture pollen out of the wind).

Only the buds that come in contact with pollen will grow seeds. You can choose to pollinate all of your buds or just a few on the plant.

Make sure that you’re touching all the female pistils/hairs with your pollen. Here’s a little video showing you exactly what this looks like!

6 Weeks to Harvest Seeds

It usually takes about 6 weeks for your marijuana seeds to fully develop. Some plants are literally dying right as the seeds become ready, so try to keep your plant alive until the seeds start dropping. The seeds can be used right away, or stored in a cool, dry place for a few years (stored in the back of your fridge is great). Don’t forget to label them with the date!

This seed is about to burst out of its calyx!

This is what it looks like when the seed is exposed

1.) Collect pollen when sacs crack 2.) Pollinate female 2-3 weeks into flowering stage 3.) Collect seeds ~6 weeks later. Read the article for pics and more info!

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Leafly Readers Share Their Cleverest Hiding Places for a Cannabis Stash

Prior to cannabis legalization in each state, hiding your stash when not actively consuming was a must, and some of the most creative and clever hiding places the world has ever seen came about from the desire to light up in peace.

To commemorate the art of the stash spot, we turned to the Leafy community and asked you to share your most unique cannabis hiding places. Here’s what you said.

Secret Pockets in Your Favorite Clothes

“I’m all about the inside jacket pocket. Keep it classy.”

“Burton backpacks and clothing have super secret stash spots in the seams!”

“Nike SB Skunk’s with the stash sewn into the inside of the tongue.”

“I hide my bong in one of my long boots and stash my weed in my dresser.”

Compact Spaces for a Quick Bowl

“Ring box (under the cotton).”

“The little black containers for film rolls. My homie put me on.”

“Altoids containers are the classic.”

“My ashtray in my old car used to actually pop out and I could fit about an eighth in there.”

“The 1988 Nissan Stanza Wagon is among the uglier cars in existence, but among its virtues were almost innumerable hiding spaces for contraband, including but not limited to: Hollow arm rests with flip tops, extra space in removable speaker panels, a sliding panel over the back wheel well that pretty much had to be purpose built for smuggling.”

“I used to pop out the inside of a disposable pen and keep a joint in there. Discreet AND keeps your joint from being crushed when you toss it in your bag.”

“Deodorant stick. I would take a half used one, extend it to the end, take it off then store my dub sack in there, screw back on the deodorant stick and you’re good. But your weed may always smell like Old Spice.”

“Under some leaves to hide it from bike cops about to book us.”

Magical Stash Spots

“Under the fuel tank in my spaceship, gotta keep my ? space weed away from alien thieves from other planets!!”

Turning Hobbies Into Stash Spots

“Do you remember the OG PS2? That’s where I hid my stash, when I was living with my parents.”

“A fake book that opened entirely—it’s not just a book that I cut into the middle of the sheets lol, so I can put my pipe, grinder, etc … imagine you can put 14g in it but the trick is that I got more than one in my library.”

“Hid the bong behind the washer/dryer … was always ‘doing the laundry’—such a good son.”

“The book Oryx and Crake had a character who kept his in an empty frozen orange juice container in the back of the freezer, and after reading it, I always used that.”

“I had a textbook that I had carved the inside out of. It was very ‘Shawshank Redemption.’”

“Photography kit bag was also a handy hiding spot for gear, especially back in the days of film canisters.”

Boxes Inside Boxes Inside Boxes Inside More Boxes

In a jar, inside of a jar, inside of a jar, inside of a jar, inside of a bigger jar, inside of wooden a box, inside of an ottoman.”

“When I would go home from college over winter break I would wrap everything up into one or two ‘Christmas gifts for friends.’ Who is going to open a Christmas gift addressed to someone else? Nobody will. Worked like a charm—except for the fact that I had to re-wrap everything about once a week.”

Are We Cops or Something?

“Y’all must have da POLICE LOOKING at these comments.”

“I’d tell ya but…well you know the saying…”

“*hits blunt* wouldn’t me telling you that information defeat the purpose of me stashing it?”

Editor’s note: Responses have been lightly edited for clarity.

Prior to legalization, hiding places for your cannabis stash were—and in some places still are—a must. Check out Leafly readers' cleverest stash spots.

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15 Reasons Why Smoking Weed Is Actually Really F*cking Good For You

As more statesВ join the movement to legalizeВ marijuana, smoking weed is becoming more mainstream than ever.

Unfortunately, marijuana still tends toВ get a pretty bad rap.

But if you ask me, there are all sorts of reasons why smoking weed is actually really good for you.

And I’m not just talking about weed’s ability to make you feel more creative or the fact that it helps you chill out, either.

Apparently,В getting high can also have a myriad ofВ health benefits.

That’s right. Sparking up can improve your health in all sorts of unexpected ways, and research showsВ that marijuana can improve your mood,В boost your energy, help you lose weight and even prevent certain diseases.

If you’re looking for yet another reason to justify your weed-smoking sessions, here are 15В advantages to getting lit AF on the reg:

1. Cannabis unlocks your creative potential.

A study found that cannabis causes psychotomimetic symptoms, which could lead users to make connections between ideas that aren’t exactly related.

This type of thinking is often crucial to creativity, so grab some ganja, and get those creative juices flowing.

2. Trees can be used to treat depression.

A study conducted by Rudolf Magnus Institute of NeuroscienceВ found that THC “reduces the negative bias in emotional processing,” which means weed could be used to help people cope with depression and other psychiatric disorders.

Plus, a study published by USC and SUNY Albany found that “those who consume marijuana occasionally or even daily have lower levels of depressive symptoms than those who have never tried marijuana.”

So if you’re feeling blue, brighten up your day by packing a bowl.

3. Weed can help you lose weight.

Although marijuana is notorious for giving you a mean case of the munchies, aВ study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that pot smokers are less prone to obesity.

Another study in the American Journal of Medicine revealed similar results, finding those who light up on the reg are actually a bit skinnier than those who don’t smoke marijuana.

In addition to giving you a smaller waistline, researchers also discovered that marijuana may boost your metabolism, increase fat loss and lower cholesterol. So next time you’re tipping the scale, try swapping out your salads for a different type of green.

4. Lighting up can lower your risk of diabetes.

A study published in The American Journal of MedicineВ found that people who smoke marijuana had lower insulin levels and insulin resistance levels by 16 and 17 percent, respectively.

This suggests that cannabis may play a role in regulating blood sugar, which can decrease your risk of developing diabetes.

5. Cannabis keeps you calm, cool and collected.

Researchers interviewed Swiss inmates who regularly smoked marijuana in prison and found that marijuana made the inmatesВ calmer and less stressed. Plus, marijuana use among prisoners also prevented violence and acted as a “social pacifier.”

I guess they don’t call it a “peace pipe” for nothing.

6. Sparking up is a great social activity.

Weed serves as a great icebreaker since it reduces social anxiety, encourages you to open up and makes you more accepting of others.

Plus, let’s be real: There’s no better way to spend a night in with your friends than hotboxing your basement, ordering pizza and watching all of your favorite TV shows.

7. Pot can make your periods suck less.

When it comes to managing premenstrual symptoms, marijuana could be a natural alternative to Midol.

StudiesВ have found that THC is an analgesic and antinociceptive agent that can alleviate the pain of those killer cramps and pounding headache.

Plus, marijuana has also been found to have anti-inflammatory propertiesВ that can help with the bloating that occurs around that time of the month.

8. Getting high doesn’t give you a hangover.

A night of drinking beers with your BFFs will leave you feeling pretty shitty the next morning. However, unlike drinking, smoking weed doesn’t result in a deathly hangover.

So you can get lit with your squad and still feel pretty amazing the next day.

9. Marijuana makes food taste a million times better.

There’s nothing better than getting stoned and stuffing your face with an endless array of snacks. But have you ever wondered why marijuana makes food taste soВ magical?

A study published in Nature NeuroscienceВ found that, thanks to THC’s effect on the brain’s cannabinoid receptors,В food appears more appetizing as a result of a heightened sense of smell.

Therefore, it’s probably a good idea to stock up on bagel bites and Dino nuggets before you spark up.

10. Smoking a bowl can boost your energy.

There’s a stigma surroundingВ marijuana use that it makes you lazy. However, not all strains of cannabis turn you into a complete couch potato.

Research has supported a link between the brain’s CB-1 and CB-2 cannabinoid receptors and dopamine. Essentially, small doses of marijuana won’t hurt your efficiency level, and an increase in dopamine levels gives you the focus you need to get your shit done.

If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, swap out your coffee and smoke a Sativa-dominant strain like Sour Diesel or Jack Herer, instead.

11. Smoking weed can help you fall asleep.

Everyone knows weed helps you unwind.

While there is considerable debate over the long-term effect marijuana has on sleep cycles, someВ feel that smoking a bowl before bedtime actsВ as aВ better sleep aid than other substances, like alcohol and certain sleeping-inducing medications.

(Unfortunately, though, it’s said that marijuana’sВ effectiveness as a sleep aid decreases with increased usage.)

12. Marijuana can also eliminate nightmares.

Marijuana is also known to disturb the sleep cycle and suppress REM sleep.

Since dreams occurring during this type of sleep, marijuana can be used to interrupt this REM sleep and eliminate your full capacity to dream, thus eliminating your nightmares.

13. Everyone respects someone who can roll a blunt that’s lit AF.

Every pothead knows rolling the perfect joint or blunt is basically a form of art.

Learning how to roll an impressiveВ blunt takes a lot of time and practice to master, so people will always respect a stoner who has decent rolling skills.

14. Smoking weed makes you worry less.

An article published in a 2010 Harvard Mental Health Letter also suggestedВ marijuana alleviated symptoms of anxiety when administered in small doses.

The article also mentionedВ that small doses of THC act as a sedative, decreasing symptoms of anxiety. So the next time you can’t stop worrying about something, break out the weed.

15. Ripping the bong can actually be good for your lungs.

A study published in theВ Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that marijuana smoke is not detrimental to your lungs.

In fact, past studiesВ found lighting up can briefly increaseВ your lung capacity in the short term. you know, from all that inhaling you’re doing.

As more states join the movement to legalize marijuana, smoking weed is becoming more mainstream than ever. Unfortunately, marijuana still tends to get a pretty bad rap. But if you ask me, there are all sorts of reasons why smoking weed is actually…

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Listen & view Chrome Sparks – Marijuana lyrics & tabs

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Cookies and Cream

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Effects

  • Calm
  • Happy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nervous

Pairs Well With

  • Housework
  • Exploring Nature
  • Fishing
  • Gambling
  • Reading
  • Spa
  • Studying
  • Walking in the City
  • Yoga

About this Hybrid Strain

The delicious strain Cookies and Cream gets its name from the sweet vanilla and nutty scents it produces when cultivated and cured properly. Its genetics stem from the infamous Girl Scout Cookies, thus putting it in the spotlight as potent in its effects, appearance, taste, and smell. Such characteristics helped it win the hybrid 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup and its reputation made cannabis connoisseurs seek it out.

The nugs of Cookies and Cream are lighter than their parent strains, being a mossy green with hues of purple and amber pistils. The layer of trichomes further lightens its appearance, and the buds are often dense and shaped like spades.

THC levels have been known to reach the mid and high 20’s, and users say over-indulging can lead to a rise in anxiety.

However, when used moderately, Cookies and Cream has been reported to offer consumers relief from stress and anxiety, aches and pains, headaches, and in some instances, depression. Consumers say it can both relax the body while increasing cerebral activity due to its nature as a hybrid, and often creativity can arise. They inform us that, it does have the ability to cause lethargy so taking this strain in the evening or at night is recommended over trying it during the day.

The delicious strain Cookies and Cream gets its name from the sweet vanilla and nutty scents it produces when cultivated and cured properly. Its genetics stem from the infamous Girl Scout Cookies, thus putting it in the spotlight as potent in its effects, appearance, taste, and smell. Such characteristics…

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The Endocannabinoid system and stress response (implication in fatigue and burn-out)

By Tanja Bagar

Dr. Tanja Bagar is a microbiologist with a PhD in Biomedicine. She has gained extensive research experience in biotechnology, molecular biology and cell signaling in laboratories in Slovenia, Germany and the UK. Her focus has mainly been on the endocannabinoid system and active substances from cannabis/hemp. Her work led to the formation of the International Institute for Cannabinoids (ICANNA), where she is the CEO and chairman of the Expert Council. She is also the deputy director and head of R&D in an environmental company. She is active in the academic sphere as well. She lectures on microbiology and is the dean of the master’s program of Ecoremediations at the Faculty Alma Mater Europaea.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS)

The more the endocannabinoid system is studied to more we are fascinated with its vital function in health and disease. At the basis the endocannabinoid system is a signalling system, enabling the cells of our body to communicate. Communication between cells, tissues and systems is vital for all multicellular organisms and the more complex and evolved organisms are the higher is the importance of cellular communications. The basic setup needed for cellular communication or signalling is similar as in all communications. We need to know what message we want to send (a signalling molecule) and to who we want to send it to (who has the right receptors or antennas). Cells typically communicate using chemical signals. These are different types of molecules (cannabinoids are just one of many) produced by a sending cell and released into the extracellular space. There, they can float – like messages in a bottle – over to neighbouring cells or into circulation.

Figure 1: schematic representation of cell signalling (source: https://www.khanacademy.org)

Not all cells can “hear” a particular message. In order to detect a signal a cell must have the right receptor for that signal. When a signalling molecule binds to its receptor a shift takes place triggering a change inside of the cell. Signalling molecules are often called ligands, a general term for molecules that bind specifically to other molecules (such as receptors). A signalling molecule and receptor recognize each other based on a unique 3D molecular structure. In essence a receptor will bind a molecule if its structure fits the receptors binding site in a very similar way as a key fits a keyhole. If it’s a match the doors will open and if not, nothing will happen. If a signalling molecule and a receptor are a match, a cascade of downstream reactions will take place, ultimately, leading to a change in the cell, such as alteration in the expression of a gene or even the induction of a new process, such as cell division, apoptosis. Such communication not only enables the cells to respond to changes in the extracellular environment, adapt to these changes and thrive but also exchange signals between cells, tissues, organs, and whole body. These basic principles of intracellular communication are important since they are also fundamental in understanding the endocannabinoid system.

Figure 2: schematic representation of signal transduction (https://www.khanacademy.org)

The role of the endocannabinoid system is very complex. It affects the majority of the systems in our bodies and the cannabinoid receptors are expressed (in different density) on majority of cell types. So describing what exactly it does, is not an easy task, as it regulates the biochemistry of vast majority of estimated 37 trillion cells in our body. Research has shown that the endocannabinoid system functions as an SOS mechanism that is activated whenever our bodies are out of balance for whatever reason. So for example it is activated when we suffer from a physical injury, when we encounter pathologic microbes and also when we feel emotional pain or are under stress.

We now understand the ECS to serves as a general protective mechanism, starting at the cellular level, proceeding to the tissues, organs, body and our general well-being. The ECS is turned on, when the cellular homeostasis is out of balance. It is like the first line of defence to go off, activating all other mechanisms needed to return to homeostasis as soon as possible.

Figure 3: Representation of homeostatic mechanism and the role of cannabinoids (source: Institute ICANNA)

What is stress and how much is too much?

Life in today’s modern society is giving many challenges to our endocannabinoid system and this can lead to exhaustion of the supply of endocannabinoids and other systems. If we take a look at one ordinary day, getting up, getting ourselves and kids ready for work and school, all in a hurry, being in traffic, responsible and stressful jobs, challenging relationships, toxic environment, contaminated food, water and air. it is obvious that in one ordinary day our ECS is facing more challenges than it would in a month or longer some 100 years ago. If our endocannabinoid system is constantly challenged over a longer period of time, this vital SOS mechanism can start to dysfunction. It can dysfunction either by not producing endocannabinoids when we need then, or producing endocannabinoids when we do not need them. This is usually one of the first steps in the development of chronic disease, the first domino to fall in a complex falling domino chain, leading to symptoms and disease. The majority of experts agree that many if not all chronic medical conditions carry an element of stress in their development, and stress is actually considered to be the epidemic of the 21st century.

The fight/flight response has always been a part of our physiology and has served human kind very well most of the time. in keeping us safe and enabling us to access energy when we needed to fight or escape a dangerous situation. It also serves as a protective SOS mechanism in many aspects similar to the ECS.

When our mind perceives a situation as stressful it communicates this stress to our pituitary gland, which then releases hormones to the adrenal glands, which in turn releases more hormones to communicate with other cells and organs within the body. This fight or flight response activates the sympathetic nervous system, inhibits the parasympathetic nervous system, and mobilizes the necessary energies to overcome these stressors. This is known as the HPA (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) axis. In case of perceived stress, the adrenal gland will produce cortisol (among other things), known as the stress hormone. Increased production of cortisol results in the increased availability of glucose, as it is an energy mobilization hormone, in order to facilitate fighting or fleeing, but cortisol also suppresses the highly demanding metabolic processes of the immune system, resulting in further availability of glucose.

Figure 5: The HPA axis (source: Institute Icanna)

Our body also reacts with a flight/fight response to everyday situation and this continuous or repetitive exposure to stress is not something our bodies cope well with. We see a staggering increase in chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia and burnout, to name only a few that have been connected with prolonged exposure to unresolved stress.

Are we coping?

In a healthy body the stress-response system is self-limiting but often we do not notice the warning signals that we are under chronic stress. The signs may range from the tiredness you feel for a few days after recovering from an illness to debilitating fatigue that interferes with life and doesn’t go away with rest, to recurring infections, to headaches and digestion issues.

What does the ECS have to do with it (HPA – ECS crosstalk)?

The hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA axis or HTPA axis) is in fact a very complex set of direct influences and feedback interactions among the three components: the hypothalamus, the pituitary and the adrenal glands. Even the adrenal gland themselves are more then just cortisol producers: they produce over 50 hormones (adrenaline, aldosterone, DHEA, testosterone, progesterone and other). The ECS is very closely involved with our stress responses in many aspects, from the perception of a situation, to biochemical reactions and all the way to regulation of our responses and behaviours in stressful situations. The ECS is in fact involved in the perception of stress, the production of neurotransmitters, the production of hormones of the HPA axis and production of cortisol, the functions of the feedback loops, in practically all aspects of stress responses.

From what we understand so far, the ECS is a vital and integral part of perception of stress, in a sense an interface between stimulus input and responses at the synaptic and behavioural levels. The ECS helps us in defining the importance of the situation, determining how big of a treat it is and to tune the right behavioural responses, which are essential for the organism’s long-term viability, homeostasis and stress resilience.

Figure 6: The brain regions with high cannabinoid receptor density (source: http://www.ipharmatrials.com/cannabidiol-menstrual-cycle/)

When we look at the brain regions involved in stress processing, we see that these regions also have a high density of cannabinoid receptors. We know that besides the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, also the amygdala, prefrontal cortex and hippocampus respond to stress and influence our reactions and behaviour during stress. All these regions also have high density of cannabinoid receptors. So already anatomically we see a good overlap of the two systems. Since the brain regions involved in stress processing are also well equipped with the machinery of the ECS, and we know that cannabinoids modulate synaptic transmission, it is evident that the neuronal reactions that follow exposure to stress can be modulated by adequate ECS reactions. At the neuronal synapses cannabinoids function as retrograde messengers, binding to presynaptic receptors which in turn mediate the suppression of neurotransmitter release, leading to either transient short-term or long-term reduction of synaptic transmission. In a way this means the cannabinoids turn down the volume of the noise in our brain (reduce the amount of messages that travel from one neuron to the other). We all know from our own experience that when we have too much stress factors during the day and we are not coping well, we have this feeling of noise in our brain that we often cannot turn down when its time to rest in the evening.

Many elements of the ECS are involved in stress responses, from the receptors, to endocannabinoids, to their precursors and involved enzymes. So we can look at the ECS as a modulator between the outside and inside world. It acts via many different mechanisms, resulting in either enhancement or suppression of the neurons in the brain regions involved in anxiety, fear and stress. Essentially ECS functions as a brake mechanism used to fine-our reactions. The ECS is mostly silent and turns on the brake when there is too much activity.

So how can this knowledge help us deal with stress?

When we notice that our body is not coping with the challenges its time for action.

The first step is to feed the ECS and see if this will do the job. The foods we choose to eat, the supplements we take, and the variety of meals and drinks consumed over time have an effect on the level endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors that the human body can produce. The life style choices can care and feed the ECS or disrupt is. We know that omega 3 fatty acids are precursors for the production of endocannabinoids, so a steady supply of omega 3 is vital of a functioning ECS. When our bodies need to produce endocannabinoids and do not have the necessary building blocks, regardless of how many stimuli there are, our cells cannot produce endocannabinoids. So in essence, the SOS system is turned off.

As Aristotle said, health comes from the gut, and this is true also for the ECS. Our microbiome is in communication and interaction with the ECS and signalling is happening in both directions. A healthy microbiome is critical for a well-functioning ECS in many ways. One is that many of the endocananabinoids are in fact produced in the gut, the other is the brain-gut connection, where many of the neuronal activities are effected by messenger molecules sent by the beneficial or non-beneficial microbes in our gut.

So all in all, it is vital that we have a healthy, beneficial microbial population in our gut and elsewhere in our bodies, for our ECS to function properly. Some foods such as extra virgin olive oil contain phenolic compounds and other bioactive compounds which may encourage enhanced expression of cannabinoid receptors. So diverse plant based food is a good step in caring for the ECS.

Phytocannabinoids

If making changes in food choices and life style does not help adequately its time to consider supplementation with phytocannabinoids. Cannabidiol or CBD is the phytocannabinoid that has been best studied in stress prevention and management. Many research articles have studied the effect of CBD on anxiety, depression, stress and other mood disorders. The common denominator of the studies is that CBD offers relief from these symptoms, employing many different mechanisms. To underline the data from research labs, results from users of CBD worldwide is are showing very similar results.

CBD can be used as a preventive measure as it functions as a guardian molecule, it shields the cells from the effects of stress. It regulates and fine tunes the HPA axis, helping to maintain the proper functioning of our biochemistry even in persistent or unpredicted stress situations. It was shown that CBD offer protection to the adrenal glands, thyroid and the brain during periods of unpredicted stress, something we can all relate to.

On the other hand, if we are already suffering from a wide range of symptoms related to stress, like fatigue, sleep disorders, immune issues, digestion problems or other symptoms, CBD may also offer relief. CBD can, to some extent, do what our endocannabinoids should be doing. It regulates how much cortisol and neurotransmitters we produce and can give us the needed distance from stressful situation. Using CBD as a part of recovering strategy from burn out and fatigue has proven very successful. It helps with neurogenesis in brain regions damaged from prolonged/unpredicted stress, offers cardiovascular protection and modulation of the entire HPA axis. The body can regenerate, when we can turn down to volume of the surrounding world, rest, digest and restore balance. And cannabinoids can aid significantly in this pursuit.

Dr. Mecoulam’s words: “the plant cannabinoids are a neglected pharmacological treasure trove” prove to be very adequate also when addressing stress, the epidemic of the 21st century.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) The more the endocannabinoid system is studied to more we are fascinated with its vital function in health and disease. At the basis the endocannabinoid system is a signalling system, enabling the cells of our body to communicate. Communication between cells, tissues and systems is vital for all multicellular organisms and the more complex and

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This strain is sure to have you feeling up and active after use due to its sativa-dominant genetics. Maui Kush is recommended for anyone dealing with depression, chronic fatigue, general pain, or PTSD. Flavor Profile: Citrus, Pineapple, Tropical, Spicy. Potency may vary per batch. Batch-specific lab results are available in-store.

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Strawberry Kush Strain: A Strong, Sweet Tasting Hybrid

The Strawberry Kush strain is a slightly sweet hybrid that can be found in a throughout North America. The name is relatively common, but it is most often used in reference to a cross between the Strawberry Cough and OG Kush strains.

Strawberry Kush Strain: Strawberry Cough X OG Kush

I came across this batch of the Strawberry Kush strain on my latest trip to HTC in Van Nuys, CA. I’d never come across this strain before, but the sweet strawberry aroma drew me in right away.

Some quick research told me that the Strawberry Kush moniker typically refers to a clone-only, Indica-dominant hybrid that is known for its sweet taste and soothing effects. Of course it’s entirely possible that a slightly different cross could have received the same name over the years.

That being said, I wasn’t entirely sure of what to expect this time around. I had only my sense of smell and the word of the budtender, who informed me that this batch of Strawberry Kush was in fact an Indica-dominant hybrid.

How Might The Strawberry Kush Strain Affect Me?

This batch of the Strawberry Kush strain had a similar sweet, floral aroma that I’ve come to know and love from the Strawberry Cough strain. That being said, this light berry scent was accompanied by deeper hashy undertones.

“Medicating with this strain was a great way to relieve minor pains in my body towards the tail end of the day.”

As is often the case when smoking or vaporizing cannabis, the effects of the Strawberry Kush strain started to present themselves almost instantly. I began to notice a mellow body buzz creep in after about 5 minutes.

Medicating with this strain was a great way to relieve minor pains in my body towards the tail end of the day. I found it to be an outstanding source of stress relief also.

Overall, I would consider the Strawberry Kush strain to be a good introductory strain for new medical marijuana patients. The slight strawberry flavor is a treat for the palette, and its effects could benefit those suffering from neuropathic pain, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and more.

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Strawberry Kush Strain: Strawberry Cough X OG Kush

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Pros and cons of Hempcrete

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Jul 12, 2019 · 3 min read

What is Hempcrete?

Hempcrete is a bio-composite material that contains a mixtures of hemp, hurds and lime. Like other plant products, hemp absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it grows, retaining the carbon and releasing the oxygen. Hemp structures date back to roman times and have a lower carbon footprint than many materials. Slowly but surely it is becoming a building material of choice for many who want a sustainable and affordable type of building material. Pretty cool if you ask me!

Its use in con s truction is a small but growing output from hemp farming in the UK, it’s mainly used to provide fibres for quilt insulation. However, Hempcrete can also be used to build houses, with the use of hemp blocks. Hemp blocks ensure humidity regulation, acoustic insulation, as well as protection and fire resistance.

It’s ten times stronger than concrete and one sixth of the weight! With all these factors considered, we’ve decided to delve deeper into the revelation of Hempcrete and came up with some advantages and disadvantages of the material.

Pros
• Non-toxic building material — Hempcrete is generally quite a benign material, fewer pesticides and herbicides are used for farming creating less environmental damage due to the use of toxins on the fields.
• Hempcrete stores heat in the thermal mass of its wall which is then released slowly as the building cools down. This means when you open a window all your heat isn’t going to flow straight out.
• Hemp is the only building material that can remove carbon from the air. Other methods of insulation such as fiberglass have a significant carbon footprint.
• It’s resistant against mold as it’s moisture absorbent. One square meter of hemp wall can absorb up to 14 litres of water which can be released into the ground or recycled.

Cons
• The crop requires liberal use of fertilizer, which can have a negative impact on our ecosystem.
• There is a somewhat lack of builders/architects who are familiar with the product.
• The up-front costs in using Hempcrete can add 8%-12% to the overall price of a home.
• Hemp is not always as readily available as traditionally building materials like concrete.

Since the 1950s the UK construction industry have used synthetic, processed, chemical based materials. This of course has resulted in some homes being prone to damp, and containing harmful levels of toxic chemicals.

Unlike concrete, Hempcrete blocks are fairly lightweight which can dramatically reduce the energy used to transport the blocks. It acts as an insulator and moisture regulator whilst lacking the brittleness of concrete meaning no expansion joints are required. But it’s also very important to consider that concrete is extremely low maintenance and needs fewer repairs, making it a solid investment.

Evidently from a green sustainable point of view, Hempcrete is your winner! But which form of building material do you prefer and why? Is Hempcrete the way forward?

Hempcrete is a bio-composite material that contains a mixtures of hemp, hurds and lime. Like other plant products, hemp absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it grows, retaining the carbon…