Lifestyle

Winter is Coming: 5 activities to keep you occupied indoors this winter

Winter is coming mountaineers and the weather is starting to get cold! So here are 5 activities you and your friends can do to have fun and stay warm during these chilly November days.   Make an awesome cannabis infused breakfast Nothing is better on a cold morning than some super tasty pancakes and warm,…

Medicating on a Budget

How to get the best bang for your buck at the dispensary when you’re on a budget. We totally get it: the rent and bills are paid, you have a full gas tank and the fridge is fully stocked. Now, with a relaxing evening in mind, you just need some medicine. Stopping by the dispensary, you…

Cannabis and Climate Change

The cannabis industry’s role, impact, and solutions in a quickly changing climate In a particularly revealing article from Mother Jones, journalist Josh Harkinson explores the environmental impact of cannabis farms on the environment. In 2014, he explored the Emerald Triangle in northern California. The region is famous for growing cannabis. After traversing the rugged terrain of the…

California wildfires destroy 34 cannabis farms

What the devastating wildfires of October 2017 mean for recreational cannabis in California and the industry. The sky was an eerie orange and ashes fell from the sky like snow as four major wildfires burned north of San Francisco in early October. The devastation wrought on Sonoma and Napa counties in northern California was truly realized…

Music and Medicating

Cannabis offers incredible pain relief, relaxation, and sometimes (perceived) heightened sensory effects. With some strains, particularly those with high THC content, food seems to taste better, colors seem brighter and our ears become tuned to the slightest intricacies of music. For many, this oratory difference is sometimes the most noticeable: that album that used to…

Medical Monday: Cannabis and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions, affecting more than 3 million Americans per year. The little-understood condition recently entered the spotlight, due to musician Lady Gaga discussing it openly on Twitter and in the recent documentary detailing her life. The documentary explores her struggles with chronic pain and how it has…

One in 50: Opioids are a leading cause of death in the U.S. Here’s how cannabis might save lives.

In August, the opioid epidemic was declared a “national emergency” by President Trump. His administration’s commission on opioids, led by New Jersey governor Chris Christie, called for increased access to addiction treatment centers and to Naxalone, the drug that can reverse an overdose. Trump’s decision follows that of many state officials’, including Arizona governor Doug Ducey, who…

Cannabis Connoisseurs Get Cozy For Autumn

Welcome to the best season in Flagstaff, Ariz.: autumn! Our little town celebrates the changing of the season with a dramatic display of fall colors, thanks to our high elevation and aspen groves dotting our community. There really isn’t quite like spending a day with a loved one, enjoying a warm drink and marveling at…

Smoking or Vaping? Our Take on Two Popular Methods of Ingestion

  Both smoking and vaping cannabis are popular methods of consumption. Both methods deliver quick, potent effects, requires little equipment and know-how, and are relatively easy to dose. There are those of us who will always love the ritual of grinding flower, filling our bowl full, gently lighting the medicine and slowly inhaling. For some,…

How to Have a Conversation About Cannabis With Your Parents

For many of our parents, cannabis has been repeatedly described as a “gateway drug.” Oftentimes, they’re convinced cannabis is a dangerous substance, reserved for drug addicts and hooligans. And, really, it is not their fault. For generations, cannabis has been portrayed in a negative (and false) light. Many people have been indoctrinated into believing that…