Year: 2017

Marijuana for pain: essential guide to cannabis pain management

Here are some eye-opening statistics from the American Academy of Pain Medicine:

“There are 1.5 billion people around the world suffering from chronic pain.”

And…

“Approximately 3-4.5% of the global population suffers from neuropathic pain…”

There is nothing worse than pain, be it constant pain or the one that keeps coming back.

There are many conventional ways for treating it, but sometimes these methods are not as efficient as they should be.

Hence, many people turn to medical marijuana for pain management, due to its lack of addictive components and its organic nature.

Marijuana has been known as a natural painkiller for centuries.

Throughout the history, in almost every corner of the world, people discovered marijuana’s painkilling properties and have been using it ever since, for different types of painful conditions, from headaches to childbirth.

Marijuana also has a wide range of purposes in modern medicine. Today, one of the most common applications is for managing pain, be it inflammation, migraines, neuropathic pain, sore muscles, cramps or even spinal injury and arthritis.

As it seems, with increasing number of …

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Guide to a Holiday Filled With Cannabis Cheer

With just a few days to go, and less than zero days left if you need holiday shipping – you can still have a cannabis-themed Christmas, and keep the festivities going through January 1st. That’s when about 39.20 million California residents will officially have access to recreational marijuana, as legalization continues to widen across the nation. So, whether you’re celebrating the California Green Rush or your just chilling in the New Year, we have your cheer gear right here:

  • Faux Marijuana Xmas Tree – Walmart may have pulled their cannabis tree, but the purveyors of personal freedom over at Amazon have got you covered. At $249.99 and free shipping, Brandi Trees’ 7-foot bushy shrub is billed as the “original Weed Christmas Tree.™
  • Marijuana cookie cutters – 3D printed Kush Kutter marijuana-shaped cookie cutters put the “ho, ho, ho” in your holiday. It’s not really the season without yummy cookies. Sativa-shaped frosted treats will delight your guests. A bargain at $6.00 plus shipping, on Etsy.
  • Festive rolling papers – Absolutely enchanting all season long, your best flower

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Cannabis Growers of Canada speak out on Manitoba’s ban on home grows

Chad Jackett, the President of the Cannabis Growers of Canada, called in to CJOB 680 Winnipeg recently to talk about Manitoba’s plan to ban home cultivation- even though the federal government has allowed home cultivation of up to 4 plants. So far, Manitoba and Quebec are the only two provinces to ban home growing outright. Chad […]

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A Stoner’s Holiday Shopping Wish List

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One of my favorite parts about doing the work I do is the opportunity to travel to various cannabis expos. There, among the various vendors of glass and T-shirts, I scout around for the most imaginative and useful stoner gadgets I can find. I’m never disappointed by the ingenuity and craftsmanship I find from tokin’ inventors.

So here, in time for your holiday shopping, is my collection of the most useful stoner gadgets I’ve found in my years of traveling coast-to-coast and across the ocean covering marijuana events. [Full Disclosure: some of these products have been given to me, others have not. But I only write up reviews for products I actually use and endorse.]

The Kasher — A Poker Attachment For Your Lighter

A Stoner's Holiday Shopping Wish List

Early on in my career, I met a young man right here in Portland, Oregon, who makes a little device called The Kasher. It is simply a piece of metal that has been shaped into a kind of sleeve with a

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Spirited Drinks With The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow

The post Spirited Drinks With The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow appeared first on High Times.

Warren “The Cocktail Whisperer” Bobrow has lived many lives. After graduating from Emerson College in ‘85, he worked in television as an editor at PBS in New York City. That position led him to TV and radio engineering in Maine at WNET-TV, but his heart just wasn’t in it. Unemployed and poor in Portland, before it was chic to live there, Bobrow took a job as a dishwasher and salad prep cook in a local restaurant, which ignited a passion for the culinary arts.

Shortly thereafter, Bobrow was accepted into culinary school at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, where he eventually founded Olde Charleston Pasta, the state’s first manufacturer of fresh pasta. However, Hurricane Hugo destroyed the plant, leading him to explore several professional cooking gigs before beginning a 20-year career in private banking.

While an admirable attempt, the savings and loans world was not for him, so Bobrow returned to New York City to study food writing at …

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Please Start Cooking those edibles!

A friend of mine was facing a long bus trip and made a Facebook post about how hard that can be with a lack of cannabis and severe chronic pain. Immediately, I suggested she try using edible cannabis because the problem was not being able to smoke on the bus. Her response was absolutely horrifying […]

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The Avid Dabber: Remembering That First Magical Dab

Hello and welcome to The Avid Dabber, a weekly column dedicated to the concentrate connoisseurs, the “hashassins,” and the dab aficionados. Here we’ll discuss everything the wide world of hash has to offer. I’ll share my favorite oils and extracts, discuss etiquette and techniques to take your dabbing experience to new heights, and we’ll test fire some of the latest hardware designed with the daily dabber in mind. Stay tuned for weekly updates and chime in on social media or the comments section below to share your own experiences.

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The Avid Dabber’s Roots

First and foremost, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Will and I am The Avid Dabber (@the.avid.dabber on Instagram). I’m a co-host of Leafly’s “What Are You Smoking?” podcast, and I’ve been a passionate advocate for cannabis from the moment it was introduced to me. I’ve managed to parlay that passion into a career where I spend my days showing others all the ways that cannabis can improve your mindset and positively impact your quality of life.

Raised in the

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Weed Hangover Symptoms Are Not Caused by Weed (Self Experiment)

I’ve been smoking for quite a while now and I’ve noticed since I stopped drinking liquor I haven’t had any alleged weed hangover symptoms. I’ve been wondering why is that.

Well, to find the answer, I decided to make a little test.

I wanted to see how will drinking alcohol affect my morning hangover when smoking weed and when not smoking weed.

My setup was this:

  • One night of heavy drinking (liquor included) without weed
  • One night of light drinking (beer only) without weed

This first part was not really something I was looking forward to.

I’m not a real drinker, even though I’m almost 2m tall, I could never hold my liquor.

That was something I found out rather early in my life.

Note to self: you should write more blackout stories, people love them.

OK so the next part of the experiment was:

  • One night of heavy drinking with smoking weed
  • One night of light drinking with smoking weed

This was even worse for me, but we’ll get to that. Getting cross faded always messed me up…

And …

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Exclusive Emerald Cup interview with Expert Joints and Skunk Magazine

The 14th annual Emerald Cup just wrapped up its craft cannabis-filled weekend in Sonoma County, and every year, it just keeps getting better than ever. CLN was there on the grounds with Craig Ex, the expert from Expert Joints, and Julie, from Skunk Magazine, and they told us all about their Emerald Cup experience.  Find out […]

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Prohibitionists jumping into cannabis: Change of heart or complete hypocrisy?

Now that cannabis is going to be legalized, we are seeing former high ranking RCMP and Conservative politicians- who used to rail against the ‘evils’ of cannabis while supporting or enforcing laws that put thousands of Canadians in jail (ruining lives and wasting taxpayers’ money in the process)- launching for-profit cannabis businesses of their own […]

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