“The best way to treat glaucoma is not to take a drug that will affect your brain, affect your ability to function, the whole rest of your body just to lower the pressure inside the eyes,” ElSohly argued. “The way to do this is to develop, let’s say, eye drops, eye drops from marijuana.”
Grâce à M Jordan chez Leafly, qui nous fournit les vrais bonbons.
This is going to be a really interesting debate to follow folks. In other parts of the United States, according to the article:
“Washington state… in 2014 the state stopped testing parolees for marijuana use all together, granting them the right to use legal marijuana like any other citizen — something Colorado doesn’t even allow. Rhode Island explicitly allows for medical marijuana use while serving probation, and an Arizona supreme court decision from 2015 bars prosecutors and courts from denying medical marijuana access as a term of probation.”
Those St. Bernard rescue barrel collars, but miniaturized to put on cats, and the little barrels can be filled with pinners, so you have a treat whenever your cat jumps up to see you on the couch.
Is this inventing? Am I rich yet?
Article from American Journal of Psychiatry (Residents’ Journal) on cannabis and a set of potential side effects which can present for any user but to which persons with a history of anxiety are particularly suceptible. All in all, it suggests what has been pretty well known anecdotally: marijuana has variable effects in regulating stress and anxiety and certainly doesn’t act as an effective approach to dealing with the pathogenesis of anxiety disorders. It is simply another form of a ‘band-aid on the blood’ and can even aggravate symptoms of underlying disorders.
I like stuff like this because it’s a good reminder something can have good uses and not be entirely benign. This goes similarly for research on marijuana’s effect on sleep cycles and sleep quality. The conclusions about that are not very convenient to the “marijuana is a cure-all and can do no wrong” model of how the world works.
Dispensary: Goodchem, Colfax
When I saw the name of this strain, my interest was immediately piqued. Trying Lisurgic Acid is one of the few things on my bucket list (I’m very goal-oriented), and while that’s not happening today (although it’s not even 8 a.m.), this strain looked like fun in the mean time.
I picked up a one gram pre-roll of LSD from Goodchem to give the thing a shot. Even though I bought it as a joint, I opened it up and smoked it out of a glass bowl. I like the idea of joints, and on a special occasion, sure, but they waste way too much green, and we like the green.
So anyway, LSD fucking rocks, man, but I would NOT leave the coop after smoking this. The body high is pretty intense in an awesome way, but for me, it would be way too much to experience it while trying to function irl. Keep in mind, I’m pretty prone to anxiety, so it might not be a problem for some people.
Instead, it was 2 a.m. and I was ready to go to bed and didn’t care if I stayed up or fell asleep, so I took some good hits and lay in bed listening to traditional Chinese music with the lights out.
Impression: After I smoked, I did a couple of mindfulness meditations with one focused on body scanning. I could feel the tips of my fingers in ways I’d never felt before, they were bloated and stiff, and before I turned out the lights, I had some visual distortions, that were pretty slight but pretty cool.
Again, this experience was awesome in the context of ‘me in my bed, in my jammies,’ not ‘me on a city bus next to Steve the Sovereign Citizen and Barbara, who knows exactly what she does.’
Alright, so I had a slight pain in my feet, which is interesting because I have neuropathy and previous reviews had mentioned this was good for that. The pain wasn’t too bad, though, it was just sort of there, and I observed it. That part won’t stop me from smoking this again.
The head buzz was a pretty decent brain sizzle off the top of the dome (You know what it is.) I also had some pretty visceral reactions to changes in the music. When the stringed instrument suddenly dropped an octave, it felt like my brain and gut dropped in tandem with it, like we sat next to one another on the same harrowing, flight. It was wild.
10/10- Now that I’ve tried this on the light side, I’m excited to get really into this either late night tonight or Sunday with some Chillstep. I would definitely recommend you try this strain. This is awesome for relaxing and still wanting to be productive.
As an added plus, my fat ass detected no sign of the munchies on this. #Blessed.
Dispensary: Denver Kush Club
I really like this strain. It’s nice and fat and it’s just a great, clean smoke. It smells strongly of pine and lemon, like pinesol furniture polish. I bet it’s like getting a hug from Star Jones, before she slimmed down.
Not to say slim people can’t be great huggers, they totally can be. It’s so important you don’t misunderstand me on this. But let’s be real: Plus-size Star hug ftw.
Also Tess from Touched By an Angel can join this hug, because she makes me laugh, like this weed. It’s got a light giddy silliness that goes along with a nice, relaxed body feel. You won’t be glued to anything though, just a frog on a log. Also, you know what? Tess is all shade behind that fake bitch smile she fronts. Who is she judging? Fuck her, actually.*
*I went to The Google to find supporting evidence for my unfounded hatred for Tess… mostly by typing “Tess,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Bitch.”
And, uh, not only did I find no one else to back me up… it also turns out there is…. how do I put this? more than one Touched by an Angel fanfic just hangin’ out on the web.
I have a fanfic section on this site. Do not go there if you are trying to find Touched by an Angel fanfiction. You will not find it there. You shouldn’t find it anywhere, but for god’s sake you won’t find it here.
So, to resume: Tahoe is pretty cool.
Exciting news in the area of CBD research, as this article from Leafly.com explains. And, as a related, but separate piece of information regarding other sites I source from, see below at the business end of this post.*
The article itself is worth a quick skim, but here’s a key paragraph that caught my attention:
Playing Catch Up
“The science is lagging behind the public use and interest. We’re doing our best to catch up here,” said Dr. David Shurtleff, deputy director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), which is funding the projects. The NCCIH is the National Institutes of Health’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
THC has been investigated extensively, Shurtleff said, and its potential for addiction and abuse make it unsuitable for treating pain.
Alright, two things to unpack from this as I see it:
- “The science is lagging behind the public use and interest. We’re doing our best to catch up.”– I was questioning what categories to file this post under. Is it news? Yeah. What about politics? Not really, more like science news… But wait, if the science is being pushed by public opinion and public opinion is pushing the issue through government funding for this research, and the science is dealing with the alleviation of human suffering, then I guess… CBD is actually political?
- Dude, THC has the potential for addiction the way that doughnuts or chocolate do. They all have potential for abuse because they’re all fucking awesome. And furthermore, the sudden concern with addiction and abuse of pain relievers is uh, hard two wrap my head around.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not being cynical about the reasons creeping behind this inconsistency. My stance isn’t: well, prescription pain meds are already known to be addictive, so fuck it, who cares? Give THC a try.
No, I think we should give THC a try because it’s known to be less addictive and certainly less damaging to the organs than prescription medications. I think this study, however, is wonderful if solely that we are now in some ways find our way to addressing another issue: CBD and Vape product regulation. These things have so much shit added to them that may or may not be fucking with us, and we just don’t know.
Now that research is being freed up for CBD’s actual viability as a legitimate medical tool, the purity of the substance and the delivery methods of CBD will naturally be put under enormous scrutiny by private researchers and the FDA, if it’s going to be brought into the fold. This should transferable to our understanding of CBD and vape products in the recreational markets as well. Hopefully all this information will give the public more material from which to form better conclusions about the safety of CBD products and their additives, as well as the health implications of new forms of compound delivery. (And then make everything political again but regulating it with the government some more).
*I’m actually really impressed with the quality of news obviously niche topic news which is compiled by Leafly. I’m impressed by a number of websites out there for their consistency in the delivery of fast, quality information, and I’ll be adding a forthcoming section on websites I rely on and why they’re awesome. Stayed tuned.
The pros- discreet, sweet tasting, and convenient.
The so-so’s- Pretty neutral effect
The cons- Lack of complexity
So, this was my first distillate experience and it trends neutral-positive. FUEHL distillate cartridges are inexpensive. I paid $14 for one, 500mg preloaded cartridge in the medical section. Keep in mind my dispo usually has very good prices, so I can’t speak to the tag at your local shop, but relative to other products, one advantage to this is definitely cost.
So their blue raspberry is pretty much how it was described to me: it has some of the sativa effects, but without the hyperactive energy or paranoia that can accompany all that. It’s a good afternoon or early evening choice- it won’t get you wired, but it won’t zonk you either.
There is no complexity to this smoking experience. It is straight up like hitting candy. That said, if you need to take this on the go, its delivery method is already by its own virtue, portable. Furthermore, the extremely sweet flavoring makes this very discreet, in that when you vape you won’t smell like Rick James exiting a limo. DL is key. This is nice for a top off when you’re out on the town and you’ve got a bus to catch to run errands. You’re going nowhere too fast, so you might as well enjoy the ride a little relaxed.
Bottom Line: I would definitely keep this in my arsenal, but I will definitely explore other options to see if there is room for improvement. Overall, though, it’s not bad!
Over the last few days I’ve gotten acquainted with this sativa strain. Leafly describes this as a sativa, sativa-hybrid, with a thc range in the high twenties. Before getting into my impressions of this particular variety, I’d like to point out that unlike my other reviews, this strain was consumed by vaping and not through flower fire. On top of that, my only experience with vaping has been with this strain. So take this with a grain of salt as to what was contributing to my experience and impressions.
Let’s get into it:
Golden Goat is a sativa and I have to say the flavor is the stand apart feature that I really like. It has a really nice pineapple flavor with a smooth finish that’s sort of vanilla-like.
Flavor aside, though, I find this strain to be aggressive. Like, unwelcome, in its aggression. After two vape puffs, I felt restless, oddly hyper attentive and subvocally hypercritical of my surroundings, and I also felt very giggly in a way which would be fine alone, but not out in public. I can’t say I really care for this weed on its own, and I would only use it extremely sparingly as a light add-on to something else a bit more relaxed. The paranoia was strong with this too. This also had a slow build in its effects, and I noted a very strong disconnected feeling from my body, which felt more like a robotic appendage attached to my head.
I’ve done a couple of baby puffs in less socially anxious situations since first try. While the effects were much more muted, there was still something very unbalanced and very “wired” about the energy from this strain.
Can’t say I’d go with this again, but that’s what you get when trying all kinds: all kinds of results. And if my experience with this strain changes I’ll be sure to report back.