Man preparing to run - cannabis has been linked to improving your workout

Can cannabis improve your workout?

If you’re a fitness fanatic and you’re interested in trying cannabis, your love of the gym might be holding you back from finding out what the fuss is all about. 

There’s a lot of accepted wisdom when it comes to marijuana, such as the myth of the lazy stoner or its association with cravings for junk food. The idea that cannabis is incompatible with a healthy lifestyle is deeply ingrained in our culture. Now, as we are starting to learn more about cannabis and the tide of public opinion is slowly turning, this idea is being challenged. According to one recent study, Cannabis consumers actually exercise more than the average Canadian.

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Terpene Profiles: What are they and what are their benefits?

If you are a regular cannabis user, chances are you know things like the difference between India, Sativa and Hybrid plants and what the different levels of cannabinoids like THC and CBD tell you about a particular strain.

(Check out our previous blog if you would like to know more). This kind of information enables you to make informed decisions about what product to buy and also what to expect. Besides a strain’s cannabinoid content, another feature you will come across is its terpene profile. But what exactly is a terpene and why is it important to cannabis users?

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Why does cannabis enhance our appreciation of music?

Music and marijuana are intrinsically linked in our cultural consciousness.

Many people say cannabis enhances their appreciation of music. Depictions of marijuana in popular fiction are often accompanied by psychedelic rock, jazz or reggae. For those who experienced it, two ingredients that made the summer of love in 1967 so special were rock’n’roll and pot. Of course, enjoyment of cannabis, much like music is deeply subjective. Not everyone will experience a heightened enjoyment of music after consuming cannabis.

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Legalization: here’s what you need to know

On October 17, the Cannabis Act came into effect and set in motion the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada.

We’re sure you’re as excited as we are but some of you might still be wondering what it all actually means. What new things will people be permitted to do and what will still be illegal? It’s understandable to be a little confused – making something legal overnight was never going to straightforward. To help make things a little clearer, let’s explore some of the changes and what they will mean for ordinary consumers. When people hear the word legalization people might imagine an anything-goes kind of attitude. In fact, there will be strict new rules. After all, alcohol and tobacco are legal while still being controlled.

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How to keep a cannabis journal

Whether you have recently been prescribed cannabis or you have been a user for a while, keeping a cannabis journal can help you unlock the plant’s health and wellness benefits.

When people say they feel anxious when they smoke marijuana it may be because they are taking too much, or they are using a strain that is too potent for them. After all, individuals will react to different strains in different ways. Journaling is a way to avoid these issues. It can help newcomers discover which strain is right for them while it can also help regular consumers to maximize the medicinal benefits.

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Differences between THC and CBD (What to Expect)

If you are just starting out with cannabis, or you are looking to try a new strain, one question you’ll find yourself asking in no time is this: what is the difference between THC and CBD?

Let’s imagine you consume a strain with higher levels of THC on one occasion and one with more CBD another time. What effects would you feel on each separate occasion? How do they differ? Which one is right for you? To begin with, it’s worthwhile learning what THC and CBD actually are.

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