Category Archives: Health

What is phytol and is it safe to vape?

Phytol v03

On June 23, Canada’s cannabis regulatory agency, Health Canada, released a private document requested under the Access to Information Act (AIA), that country’s version of the US government’s Freedom of Information Act. An alarming study of the vape additive phytol has rocked the cannabis vaping world. The document in question was a 2020 safety study […]

What is weed’s new CRC tech, and can it hurt you?

“Gold is good” used to be the conventional wisdom when it came to buying cannabis extracts, but not any more. The rise of new ways of making hash, as well as cleaning up dirty hash, mean that the old tricks don’t always work. Thanks to ‘color remediation column (CRC) technology’ or ‘CRC tech’ or ‘CRC’ […]

Joints for jabs: Here’s where to find free weed

Covid vaccine arm e1623877537888

With the Biden administration pushing to reach a goal of getting 70% of Americans vaccinated for Covid-19 by July 4, a growing number of consumer brands and non-profits have launched incentive programs to help make it happen. Companies are offering free donuts, beer, cash, and more to those who get vaccinated. For some of us […]

Is delta-8 THC safe? Here’s what the experts say

Delta-8 THC products have exploded in popularity in the past year, especially in states that haven’t yet legalized the adult use of cannabis. Illicit delta-8 THC vape cartridges may be setting America up for another VAPI lung crisis. The legal status of delta-8 continues to evolve (more on that here), but there’s a question consumers […]

Does cannabis interact with a COVID shot?

After more than a year of isolation, the COVID-19 vaccines are ushering in normal life, and a reason to celebrate. And while many are wondering if it’s OK to have a celebratory drink after the vaccine, what about those of us that commemorate major milestones with cannabis? The vaccine trials didn’t exclude or track cannabinoid […]

Hemp wick vs butane lighter: What’s the best way to smoke weed?

HempWickVSButaneLighter main illo

Vapes, topicals, tinctures, sublinguals—more alternatives to smoking appear daily. But die-hard tokers still wonder, what’s the best way to burn one? A trusty, old BIC, or the leading alternative, called hemp wick? A bit of hemp twine dipped in beeswax offers better flavor and less landfill waste, many say. But for the first time ever, […]

I ate 10 times more THC than I planned. Here’s what happened

For many people, the idea of eating 10 times more than their preferred dose of THC can be terrifying. We’ve all heard the horror stories of people overdoing it. Maybe you ate too much of a mystery brownie in college, or perhaps you indulged in a mislabeled pack of gummies in the days before potency […]

What types of marijuana make you sneeze?

It’s springtime, and with the COVID-19 vaccines rolling out we can finally expose our now-maskless faces to the world. While it’s exciting to newly inhale the aromas released by terpenes from flowers and plants in nature, for those who struggle with seasonal allergies, it also means potentially being hit by a wall of irritants. Pollen […]

These Five Pot Strains Can Help You Get a Great Night’s Rest

Having trouble staying asleep at night? You’re not alone. As many as 40 million Americans cope with insomnia every year, and researchers have found that chronic sleeplessness can cause additional health issues and increase the risk of workplace or traffic accidents.  Physicians often prescribe pharmaceutical sleeping pills to treat insomnia, but many of these pills […]