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OUR WEED QUALITY

<!-- wp:image {"align":"center","id":2913,"sizeSlug":"large"} --> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img src="https://runtzdispensary.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/home-2.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-2913"/></figure></div> <!-- /wp:image --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p> Cana Bud Store .We know there are countless dispensaries you can choose from in the Denver and surrounding areas. Whether you are a long-term medical marijuana patient or a new recreational customer, even our canna-tourist who are visiting the state for the chance to explore the legal world of weed, we are always excited to see our customers.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>With so many options to choose from in the state of California, we also know it is important we find ways to stand out from our competition. We work in every aspect of our operation to be the best dispensary possible. From our outstanding bud tenders whose service you can read about, to the very intentional design and layout of our store, we have highlighted. In every aspect of our process, we focus on creating a positive experience for the customer. While we are proud of our service, we are even prouder of our product. You can find good service at many businesses in the world.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>But we know this.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>You cannot find better weed anywhere in california. We stand by our quality, by the product we offer, by our flower and in-house, home made products. From strain test to quality control to flavor, we know we offer a great product. What is ever better, when our customers tell us we offer the best weed they have ever tasted.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Where does it come from, and how do we create a plant so high in quality?</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Generally, as with many forms of weed, it comes down to our grow operation.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>The Fertilizer</strong></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>You have probably heard many dispensaries call themselves <a href="https://runtzdispensary.com/marijuana">“organic dispensaries</a>” and some are. But most are not. All our the ingredients in our fertilizers are organic.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Yep, all of them.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>We obviously cannot tell your our process because that would be giving away our secrets. We can tell you that every single product we include in the mixture is designed to be a healthy ingredient in the process. Everything we include in our process is something you could eat. You wouldn’t want to eat it, but it is something you could put in your body because there are no harmful chemicals included. The good news about this is that the same quality translates over into our weed.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Our fertilizer is some of the best around, and our quality shows.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>The Plants We are Mixing</strong></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Our head grower has quite the reputation within the arena of <a href="https://buymarijuanameds.online/product-category/marijuana/">cannabis</a> and because of this, they have been able to accomplish much. What this includes is access to a variety of strains and plants that many other growers do not have. For our grow operation, we have not just taken the same old clones and used them time and time again, instead what we have done is worked to craft a whole new plant. We take the best from the plants around us and produce something entirely new.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>What this means is when you are smoking our flower, you are smoking a flower seen nowhere else. And you are smoking the best of all worlds. We take plants that deliver great products and then we breed them with others, the result being a high like none you have every experienced and a taste that is unbelievable.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>Grow Process & Waiting Time</strong></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Our grow takes a long time. Believe us, where we never fully run out of weed, there was a time in our shop where we had to sadly restrict the staff from buying our product. They were not happy, but it was in the interest of our priority, our customers. We have been steadily building up our grow since we became recreational but as an enduring Denver medical dispensary, we always have enough product on that side. Soon we won’t have to import some of our flowers because our Grow has expanded so much.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>We wait, a long time. Instead of picking our <a href="https://buymarijuanameds.online/product-category/marijuana/">bud</a> the second it can be used fro a positive impact, we wait to let it ripen, we give it extra love and attention in the grow process so by the time we clip the flower and begin the curing process, it is of the highest quality. Sometimes we are waiting extra days before we start harvesting any of the product. Sometimes this means we are waiting al little extra time before we begin the process of collecting bud and the result shows. It takes us longer but we never cut corners with our weed. We never rush our product to the store, and it means we have a more high quality of flower.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>Quality Control & Discarding Bad Crop</strong></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Some dispensaries are afraid to lose a product, they fear to throw away flower because if they toss an entire harvest they are going to lose a profit. The result is that these dispensaries will sell bad flower in the chance of not losing money. </p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>It sucks, to spend so much time working on something only to see it go in the trash. At the same time, we know our<a href="https://weedmaps.com/learn"> reputation</a> is only as good as the flower we are selling. </p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Overall, our entire grow operation is fueled by the desire to impress and deliver a great product to our customers. It never matters how much green we would make off a grow if the green we are giving you is not up to our standards.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Come into The Weed Nation today and find out what separates us from our<a href="https://weedmaps.com/learn"> competition</a>. From the second you smell our flower you will know we have something special. Wait until you taste it, you are going to fall in love.<br></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
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HOW DO PEOPLE SMOKE WEED
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HOW DO PEOPLE SMOKE WEED

<!-- wp:image {"align":"center","id":3084,"sizeSlug":"large"} --> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img src="https://runtzdispensary.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/HOME-NEW-1.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-3084"/></figure></div> <!-- /wp:image --> <!-- wp:heading {"align":"center"} --> <h2 class="has-text-align-center"><strong>How Do People Smoke Weed ?</strong></h2> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph {"align":"center"} --> <p class="has-text-align-center">how to smoke weed. People buy weed and  smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes (joints) or in pipes or water pipes (bongs). They also smoke it in blunts—emptied cigars that have been partly or completely re filled with marijuana. To avoid inhaling smoke, some people are using vaporizers </p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:image {"align":"center","id":1384,"sizeSlug":"large"} --> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img src="https://buymarijuanameds.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HTB1pOc3KFXXXXXWXFXXq6xXFXXXa-300x300-1.jpg" alt="buy marijuana" class="wp-image-1384"/></figure></div> <!-- /wp:image --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>These devices pull the active ingredients (including THC) from the marijuana and collect their vapor in a storage unit. A person then inhales the vapor, not the smoke. Some vaporizers use a liquid marijuana extract.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p> There are many ways of using marijuana, and each one affects users differently. Sometimes people mix it in food and eat it or brew it as a tea (edibles). Smoking oils, concentrates, and extracts from the marijuana plant are on the rise. People who use this practice call it “dabbing.” </p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading --> <h2 id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-4">Smoking</h2> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>The most common method of using marijuana is to roll it into cigarettes, called joints, and smoke it. Some smoke marijuana in bubblers, which are mini-bongs about the size of a pipe. And, of course, one of the oldest methods of smoking marijuana—as well as hash, tobacco, and other substances—is with a hookah. They can fashion bongs and pipes out of soda bottles or cans, corn cobs, and even pieces of fruit.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Studies have generally not shown an association between cannabis smoking and lung cancer. However, long-term use may increase the risk of <a href="https://www.verywellhealth.com/chronic-bronchitis-vs-asthma-200618">chronic bronchitis</a>.<sup>3</sup></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading --> <h2 id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-15">Gravity Bongs</h2> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>. These can be made from plastic bottles, milk jugs, buckets, and two-liter soda bottles. The homemade gravity bongs use gravity to pull the smoke into the chamber with water, or sometimes beer or wine.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading --> <h2 id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-18">Vaping</h2> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>A relatively new method of consuming marijuana is by vaporization. <a href="https://www.verywellhealth.com/are-vaporizers-the-safest-way-to-smoke-weed-1124089">Vaporizers</a> heat the marijuana to a point just below the point of combustion. </p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Users choose to use vaporizers for several reasons:</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list --> <ul><li>Some claim they get a better high when they "vape."</li><li>Vaporizers produce less marijuana smell than smoking.</li><li>Vaporizers are usually small and easy to conceal.</li></ul> <!-- /wp:list --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration enacted a rule to require e-cigarette companies to <a href="https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-finalizes-enforcement-policy-unauthorized-flavored-cartridge-based-e-cigarettes-appeal-children" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">cease manufacturing and selling flavored vaping products</a> (excluding menthol and tobacco) by the end of January 2020.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading --> <h2 id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-27">Dabbing</h2> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>This method of using marijuana is somewhat similar to vaping, but it uses THC resins extracted from the marijuana plant. It may be in oil form (hash oil or honey oil), a soft solid form (wax or budder), or a hard solid (shatter).</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>A glass pipe or bong is heated with a blowtorch. When the resin extract is placed into the pipe, it creates vapor almost immediately. Dabbing is thought to produce a greater high than smoking marijuana.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading --> <h2 id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-34">Oral Ingestion</h2> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p> Vendors in states where recreational marijuana is legal are selling cakes, cookies, ice cream, gummy bears, lollipops, cereal, granola bars, and even chewing gum containing marijuana. Using marijuana leaves to make tea has been done for many years. Today, however, the tea is much more potent.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>While many people perceive marijuana ingestion to be less harmful than smoking, research suggests that cannabis overdose occurs more frequently from the consumption of marijuana cookies and similar treats.<sup>5</sup></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading --> <h2 id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-43">Sprays</h2> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Another relatively new method of using marijuana involves infusing liquids with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabinol (CBD) to make sprays that users can spray under the tongue.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Sprays are also used in areas where marijuana is still illegal because they are difficult to detect. Some use <a href="https://buymarijuanameds.online/product-category/marijuana/hybrid-weed/">sprays</a> in conjunction with smoking marijuana, by spraying the differently flavored spray on joints and blunts</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading --> <h2 id="mntl-sc-block_1-0-51">Topical Methods</h2> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Topical oils are extracts from the <a href="https://runtzdispensary.com/marijuana/">marijuana</a> plant that is thicker than the <a href="https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-is-marijuana-used-63522">oils</a> used in edible products. The oils are placed on the skin and are absorbed to relieve muscle pain and soreness. Because marijuana topicals do not produce a high, they are usually used for medicinal purposes only.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p> People buy weed so they can mix marijuana in food (<em>edibles</em>), such as brownies, cookies, or candy, or brew it as a tea. A newly popular method of use is smoking or eating different forms of THC-rich resins. </p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
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EVERYTHING ABOUT WEED
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EVERYTHING ABOUT WEED

<!-- wp:heading {"align":"center","level":4} --> <h4 class="has-text-align-center">Can you actually get addicted to marijuana? Is vaping better than smoking? We answered all your most burning questions.</h4> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:image {"align":"center","id":3095,"sizeSlug":"large"} --> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img src="https://runtzdispensary.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MENU-2-1.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-3095"/></figure></div> <!-- /wp:image --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Weed used to be “unspeakable scourge” that made people demand that pianos <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKID2LRzIdY" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">be played faster</a>. A drug that '90s-era presidential contenders would only admit to smoking <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3wfm-pwH4k" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">with the caveat</a>, “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.”</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>But things have come a long way. Only 25 percent of Americans thought weed should be legalized in 1992; according to a <a href="http://news.gallup.com/poll/221018/record-high-support-legalizing-marijuana.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">recent Gallup poll</a>, 64 percent think it should be legal today. And sales are up—there were an estimated $9.7 billion in the US alone in 2017, according to cannabis investment firm The <a href="https://cms.vice.com/tonic/en_us/article/new/{61e66f2a95f76324e398ea36abf0bbd6897f1aa2c9f0ffb466aa08e72ba0eea6}22ht" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">ArcView Group</a>. This was a 33 percent increase from 2016 alone.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>It’s the drug of choice for Olympians like <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-papa/michael-phelps-the-greate_b_11525628.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Michael Phelps</a> and <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/athletics/5146085/Usain-Bolt-I-smoked-marijuana.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Usain Bolt</a> as well as so-called “Marijuana Moms” who give <a href="https://www.today.com/parents/marijuana-moms-say-smoki" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">interviews to the <em>TODAY</em> show</a> and say things like “Mommy needs a joint just as much as mommy needs a glass of wine.” Sounds harmless enough.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>If you’re thinking about trying weed for the first time—or even for the first time since you graduated from college and got married and had a kid and you wouldn’t even know where to find marijuana anymore, ohmygodyou’resoold—relax. Here’s everything you need to know about staying safe and healthy when you dip your toe into the legal (and semi-legal, or not-at-all-legal) world of marijuana circa 2018.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>I live in a state where I can buy weed legally. Where do I start?<br></strong>The Cannabist, a digital publication that tracks the cannabis industry, has <a href="http://www.thecannabist.co/map/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">a nice map</a> with dispensaries in your area. But don’t just pick the nearest one to you and go with that. Dispensaries aren’t homogeneous box stores like Target: They’re small businesses, and as such have different personalities, and different strengths and weaknesses. Steve Elliott, the author of <em>The Little Black Book of Marijuana</em> and the blog <a href="https://tokesignals.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Toke Signals</a>, suggests reading online reviews found at sites like <a href="https://www.leafly.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Leafly</a> and <a href="http://weedfinder.com/directory/listing/results.php" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Weed Finder</a>. “Shops with consistently good reviews are almost always a better bet than those without,” he says. If you wouldn’t try a new pizza place without checking Yelp, you should take the same precautions with your weed seller.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>What if I live in a state where, you know… it’s, um….<br></strong>A crime?<br><br><strong>I’m asking for a friend!<br></strong>It's more difficult—and possibly dangerous. Again, marijuana laws vary from state to state, especially when it comes to consequences for buying and possessing it illegally. In some states, like South Dakota and Indiana, being caught with even a single joint can lead to a year in prison and thousands in fines.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>In Louisiana, having one measly marijuana plant could put you behind bars for 30 years. Know your risks before you venture into those shark-filled waters. The Marijuana Policy Project has a <a href="https://www.mpp.org/states/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">policy map</a> that outlines exactly what’s at stake where you live, and includes some harrowing details on the absurd fine-print of some state laws. In South Dakota, possession of a small amount of weed will get you a year in jail and a $2,000 fine, and that includes if you test positive for <em>past use</em>. If you took a trip to Colorado and smoked weed while you were there, and then back in South Dakota you tested positive during a drug test, you’re guilty of possession. The answer to the question “are you holding?” is apparently, “Yes, in <em>my intestines</em>!”</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>What's a good amount of weed for a beginner? And how much should I buy?<br></strong>The price varies from state to state, but where marijuana is legal, grams average between 8 and 20 dollars. “Over $20 and they know you're a rookie,” says Jake Browne, a cannabis critic for the Denver Post. “For the uninitiated, you’ll be able to tell after a gram if you like cannabis, so don’t worry about saving up for a huge investment.” If you're buying from a legal pot store, Elliott suggests starting with some ready-rolled joints. “Another good option is an eighth-ounce, or 3.5 grams, which is enough to get high on once a day for about a week for a novice,” he says.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>What's the difference between sativas and indicas?<br></strong>Sativa strains are “more energetic and appropriate for daytime use,” Elliott says. “They’re known for a soaring, cerebral high with energetic qualities. Indica strains are more soporific and sleepy, and are best used in the evening. They are known for a heavy body high and pain/anxiety relief.” (Dan Michaels, author of <em>Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana</em> and founder of cannabis research group <a href="http://sinsemedia.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Sinsemedia</a>, suggests using a mnemonic trick to remember the distinctions between the two strains: “Indica means ‘in da couch’.”)</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>But not everyone agrees. “The indica/sativa classification is mostly bullshit,” Browne says. “It describes how plants grow, but that didn't stop dispensaries from making it the default way to explain a complex-as-hell plant.” The same goes for a delineations like “kush,” a collective name for a group of strains from the Afghanistan region. But Browne claims it’s a very American thing to be overly impressed with the “kush” label. “In the UK, everyone talks about Skunk,” he says. “There's nothing particularly great about a strain just because it has kush in the name. Everything depends on that grower and the genetics.”</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Think of it this way: If you're buying your very first comic book, you probably don’t need to be concerned with where it lands on the CGC grading scale. Whether a comic is in “Very Fine” or “Near Mint” condition doesn’t mean a damn bit of difference, at least not for you right now. It’s your first comic book. Just find something that looks cool and stop stressing about what the hardcore collectors are doing.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>What should I expect during my first experience?<br></strong>Especially during your first few attempts, taking it slow is the best strategy. “No bong hits or smoking an entire blunt,” Michaels says. He suggests starting with a shared joint or vape pen, and then taking just a puff or two without holding it in. “Only take more puffs if you don’t feel anything after fifteen to twenty minutes,” Michaels says. “Just like anything, the more you try it, the more you’ll start feeling comfortable with what your body needs.”</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Your mileage may vary. You might feel sleepy, or euphoric, or anxious, or hungry, or all of the above. “Understand that no matter what you feel, a different strain of cannabis can have a completely different effect,” Browne says. “So be patient and switch it up if you didn’t have the desired outcome.”</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Marijuana is a drug that rewards patience. If you keep trying and experimenting, taking baby steps every time, “sooner or later your perceptions will feel altered,” Elliott says. “Music will sound better and more meaningful; foods will taste deliciously intense; TV and movies with be mesmerizing; and shared activities like conversation and sex—especially sex— can be mind blowingly good with the right partner.”</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:separator --> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <!-- /wp:separator --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>What’s the difference between smoking or vaping and an edible? Do they affect your body differently?<br></strong>A lot comes down to personal preference. Some people like the ritual of smoking, and there are a whole array of ways to get that smoke into your body, from hand and water pipes to rolling papers, hookahs, and even homemade devices. (Those of us who came of weed-smoking age in the last century believe you can’t really call yourself a pot smoker till you've fashioned a makeshift pipe from an empty Coke can, or any number of other <a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/topic/smokeables" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">objects</a>.) As for edibles, there are gummies, mints, lozenges, chewing gums, brownies, cookies, pill capsules, infused drinks, oral sprays, suckers, and tinctures. There’s a third mode of entry, involving <a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qkmbw7/doctors-would-rather-you-take-weed-up-the-butt-than-smoke-it" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">cannabis suppositories and your butthole</a>, but let’s stick with the northern orifice.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>The effects are (mostly) the same, but the biggest difference is control. “Smoking has almost instantaneous effects,” Elliott says, “and thus allows the user to titrate his or her dosage, controlling the intensity of the high.” You take a puff, see how you feel, and if it’s not too intense, take another puff. But with an edible, the onset is much slower. It needs to be digested and processed by your liver before you feel anything, and that can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, Elliott says. It also comes with a deeper, longer body high. “You might feel high four to six hours instead of just a couple hours as with smoking or vaping,” he says.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>What if I forget which are the cannabis gummies and which are the ones I can give to my kids?<br></strong>You’re right to be cautious. While hopefully you don’t just throw things into your mouth without first considering what it might be, the same can’t always be said for your friends and family. Kids have gotten stoned on candy they thought was harmless, most recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when a <a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59w8qx/a-bunch-of-fifth-graders-accidentally-got-high-off-weed-gummies" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">9-year-old girl</a> shared her grandfather’s medical marijuana gummies with some friends at elementary school. The kids only got a little “giggly,” but it could have been much, much worse. If you opt for gummies, keep them hidden. Just like you wouldn’t leave a vibrator on your coffee table so your grandma picks it up and asks, “Is this one of those fancy back massagers?” you should keep the marijuana candy far away and out of sight.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>Should I just not try edibles? It sounds like they’re more trouble than they’re worth.<br></strong>Edibles are a great choice if you’re using cannabis for pain control, as the effects are more intense and last longer. But for recreational users, edibles are fine as long as you do your homework and practice discretion. Take much, much less than you think seems like the right dose for you—between 5 and 10 milligrams of THC is more than enough for a beginner, according to the <a href="http://mjbizwire.com/oregon-edible-makers-launch-try-5-public-education-campaign/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Oregon Responsible Edibles Council</a>—and if it doesn’t put you in the happy place you were expecting, “move up from there on a different day,” Browne says. “Most <a href="https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/gy8pa9/weed-causes-anxiety-for-some-people" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">pot freakouts</a> are from people who didn’t wait, ate too much, and then spent the night in the fetal position.”</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>What’s vaping exactly? Is it better than smoking it?<br></strong>Vaping is basically heating marijuana without burning it, so you ingest a mist rather than smoke. Imagine a bong, but without needing a lighter, and it didn't make you cough like an emphysema patient after using it, and your clothes don’t stink of weed. Mitch Earleywine, the author of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Marijuana-Look-Scientific-Evidence/dp/0195182952" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>Understanding Marijuana</em></a><em>: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence </em>and a psychology professor at the State University of New York at Albany, claims that vaping is “definitely better than smoking. Data from my lab show that switching to the vaporizer lowers symptoms of bronchitis and increases lung volume.” Also, people just like it more; in a <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24821347" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">2014 study</a>, most pot smokers said vaping didn’t just feel healthier but also gave them a more pleasurable high. In short, vape pens are like an e-cigarette but for weed, and they're relatively idiot-proof. Here are some of the <a href="https://vapingdaily.com/best-vape-pens/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">best-rated options</a> out there right now.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>If I buy it in a state where it’s legal, I can smoke it just about anywhere, right?<br></strong>Sorry, no. All states are pretty strict when it comes to consuming in public. You can’t light up at a concert, a farmer’s market, or your kid’s school play.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>When I was in California, I saw people vaping outside all the time.<br></strong>Well, those people are breaking the law, and the fine (if they get caught) is between $100 and $250. Think of it like booze: You’re not going to crack open a beer in the park or while waiting for the bus—or if you do, you’re (hopefully) smart enough to be sneaky about it.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>Is it possible to get addicted to weed?<br></strong>It's possible but rare, Earleywine says. “Dependence symptoms like tolerance or trouble fulfilling society's idea of adult obligations seem to show up in 4 to 9 percent of regular users,” he says.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>Well what about lung cancer? Heart attacks?<br></strong>A <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23802821" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">2013 UCLA study</a> found no connection between marijuana use and lung cancer, and pulmonologist Donald Tashkin, the study’s main author and a longtime marijuana researcher, claimed there was “even a suggestion of some protective effect.” As for heart problems, a <a href="http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2047487317723212" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">2017 study</a> showed that weed enthusiasts may face a higher risk of dying from hypertension. But the study has its shortcomings, especially its assumption that anyone who has tried marijuana even once qualifies as a “user.”</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>As Earleywine points out, “Sooner or later we’ll have some baby boomer have a heart attack with THC-metabolites in his system. I say ‘his’ because men are more likely to smoke cannabis and more likely to have a heart attack. Given how prevalent cannabis use and heart attacks remain, we’d expect this to happen a few times a year, by chance. [But] if you’ve got some kind of cardiac problem and can’t have your heart rate go above 90, the plant is not for you.”</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong>What if I start freaking out because I think I’m having an overdose? Should I go to the ER?<br></strong>According to every marijuana expert we spoke with, there’s no such thing as being so high you need a doctor. “A visit to the emergency room is a waste of your money and their time,” Elliott says. If you go anyway, because you really need somebody in a white jacket to tell you that you’re not going to die, they’ll likely just “give you a sedative and have you sleep it off,” Browne adds.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Earleywine says there's some evidence, based on experiments conducted by his students, that “an antihistamine and some cartoons will get plenty of people through an adverse reaction.” Prevention, he adds, may be worth a pound of cure. “If folks start low and give the plant plenty of time to take effect, bad experiences will be extremely unlikely,” he says. “But if your heart is beating out of your chest and you're at risk for a cardiac problem, go ahead and get someone to drive you to the ER.”</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Here’s the bottom line: Marijuana is not going to kill you. It is technically impossible. “A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to induce a lethal response,” according to a <a href="http://www.ccguide.org/young88.php" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">1988 ruling</a> from the Drug Enforcement Agency. If you’re thinking about consuming that much weed in just a quarter of an hour, you have Keith Richards blood and the last thing you should be worrying about is dying. If you’re like the rest of us, however, there’s no amount of weed you can put in your body in one sitting that could do any real damage.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
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<!-- wp:image {"align":"center","id":2887,"sizeSlug":"large"} --> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img src="https://runtzdispensary.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/HEADER.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-2887"/></figure></div> <!-- /wp:image --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Apparently, getting high can also have a myriad of <a class="" href="https://www.elitedaily.com/tag/health">health</a> benefits.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>That's right. Sparking up can improve your health in all sorts of unexpected ways, and research shows that marijuana can improve your mood, boost your energy, help you lose weight and even prevent certain diseases.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>If you're looking for yet another reason to justify your weed-smoking sessions, here are 15 advantages to getting lit AF on the reg:</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>1. Cannabis unlocks your creative potential.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>A <a class="" href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychology-masala/201204/cannabis-and-creativity" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">study</a> found that cannabis causes psychotomimetic symptoms, which could lead users to make connections between ideas that aren't exactly related.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>This type of thinking is often crucial to creativity, so grab some ganja, and get those creative juices flowing.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>2. Trees can be used to tree</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>A study conducted by <a class="" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23928295" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience</a> 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.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Plus, a <a class="" href="http://www.ibtimes.com/{61e66f2a95f76324e398ea36abf0bbd6897f1aa2c9f0ffb466aa08e72ba0eea6}E2{61e66f2a95f76324e398ea36abf0bbd6897f1aa2c9f0ffb466aa08e72ba0eea6}80{61e66f2a95f76324e398ea36abf0bbd6897f1aa2c9f0ffb466aa08e72ba0eea6}98medical{61e66f2a95f76324e398ea36abf0bbd6897f1aa2c9f0ffb466aa08e72ba0eea6}E2{61e66f2a95f76324e398ea36abf0bbd6897f1aa2c9f0ffb466aa08e72ba0eea6}80{61e66f2a95f76324e398ea36abf0bbd6897f1aa2c9f0ffb466aa08e72ba0eea6}99-marijuana-10-health-benefits-legitimize-legalization-742456" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">study</a> 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."</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>So if you're feeling blue, brighten up your day by packing a bowl.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>3. Weed can help you lose weight.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Volume 90{61e66f2a95f76324e398ea36abf0bbd6897f1aa2c9f0ffb466aa08e72ba0eea6} </p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:image {"align":"center","id":3217,"sizeSlug":"large"} --> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img src="https://runtzdispensary.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/hand-wed.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-3217"/></figure></div> <!-- /wp:image --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Although marijuana is notorious for giving you a mean case of the munchies, a <a class="" href="http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/08/24/aje.kwr200.abstract" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">study</a> published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that pot smokers are less prone to obesity.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Another <a class="" href="http://healthland.time.com/2013/05/21/marijuana-the-next-diabetes-drug/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">study</a> 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.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>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.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>4. Lighting up can lower your risk of diabetes.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>A study published in <a class="" href="http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(13)00200-3/fulltext" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">The American Journal of Medicine</a> found that people who smoke marijuana had lower insulin levels and insulin resistance levels by 16 and 17 percent, respectively.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>This suggests that cannabis may play a role in regulating blood sugar, which can decrease your risk of developing diabetes.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>5. Cannabis keeps you calm, cool and collected.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><a class="" href="http://www.ijdp.org/article/S0955-3959(13)00075-3/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Researchers</a> interviewed Swiss inmates who regularly smoked marijuana in prison and found that marijuana made the inmates calmer and less stressed. Plus, marijuana use among prisoners also prevented violence and acted as a "social pacifier."</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>I guess they don't call it a "peace pipe" for nothing.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>6. Sparking up is a great social activity.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>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.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>7. Pot can make your periods suck less.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>When it comes to managing premenstrual symptoms, marijuana could be a natural alternative to Midol.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><a class="" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14499423" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Studies</a> have found that THC is an analgesic and antinociceptive agent that can alleviate the pain of those killer cramps and pounding headache.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Plus, marijuana has also been found to have <a class="" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">anti-inflammatory properties</a> that can help with the bloating that occurs around that time of the month.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:image {"align":"center","id":3195,"sizeSlug":"large"} --> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img src="https://runtzdispensary.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/about-2.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-3195"/></figure></div> <!-- /wp:image --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>8. Getting high doesn't give you a hangover.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102404)</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>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.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>So you can get lit with your squad and still feel pretty amazing the next day.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>9. Marijuana makes food taste a million times better.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>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 so magical?</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>A study published in <a class="" href="http://hightimes.com/news/why-does-pot-make-food-smell-and-taste-better/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Nature Neuroscience</a> found that, thanks to THC's effect on the brain's cannabinoid receptors, food appears more appetizing as a result of a heightened sense of smell.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Therefore, it's probably a good idea to stock up on bagel bites and Dino nuggets before you spark up.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>10. Smoking a bowl can boost your energy.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>There's a stigma surrounding marijuana use that it makes you lazy. However, not all strains of cannabis turn you into a complete couch potato.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><a class="" href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0773.1974.tb03315.x/abstract" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Research</a> has supported <a class="" href="https://www.medicaljane.com/2014/12/04/taking-care-of-business-the-effects-of-marijuana-on-productivity/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">a link</a> 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.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>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.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>11. Smoking weed can help you fall asleep.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Everyone knows weed helps you unwind.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>While there is considerable debate over the long-term effect marijuana has on sleep cycles, some feel that smoking a bowl before bedtime acts as a <a class="" href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sleepless-in-america/201211/cannabis-and-sleep" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">better sleep aid </a>than other substances, like alcohol and certain sleeping-inducing medications.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>(Unfortunately, though, it's said that marijuana's effectiveness as a sleep aid decreases with increased usage.)</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>12. Marijuana can also eliminate nightmares.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Volume 90{61e66f2a95f76324e398ea36abf0bbd6897f1aa2c9f0ffb466aa08e72ba0eea6} </p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Marijuana is also known to disturb the sleep cycle and <a class="" href="https://www.elitedaily.com/life/marijuana-key-getting-rid-nightmares/1052806">suppress REM sleep</a>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>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.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>13. Everyone respects someone who can roll a blunt that's lit AF.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Every pothead knows rolling the perfect joint or blunt is basically a form of art.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Learning how to roll an impressive blunt takes a lot of time and practice to master, so people will always respect a stoner who has decent rolling skills.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>14. Smoking weed makes you worry less.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>An article published in a <a class="" href="http://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/medical-marijuana-and-the-mind" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">2010 Harvard Mental Health Letter</a> also suggested marijuana alleviated symptoms of anxiety when administered in small doses.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>The article also mentioned 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.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --> <h3>15. Ripping the bong can actually be good for your lungs.</h3> <!-- /wp:heading --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>A study published in the <a class="" href="http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/1104848" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Journal of the American Medical Association</a> indicated that marijuana smoke is not detrimental to your lungs.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>In fact, <a class="" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19679602" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">past studies</a> found lighting up can briefly increase your lung capacity in the short term... you know, from all that inhaling you're doing.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph -->
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