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Flower of the Week: Slymer

11 Oct


Slymer is our Flower of the Week for good reason: these frosty, dense nugs pack a Sativa-dominant punch! Featuring citrusy-lime notes, this strain is a phenotype of Chernobyl – a cross of Trainwreck, Jack the Rippes, and Trinity.

If you’re looking for a relaxing, mood-boosting strain that’s good for pain, anxiety, depression, and nausea, look no further than Slymer!

Microdosing: The Rise of Low-Dose Consumption

4 Oct

Screen Shot 2017-10-04 at 1.29.00 PMMicrodosing is becoming more mainstream, with low-dose edibles and tinctures popping up at many collectives around California. Microdosing is the art of consuming small doses to gain the benefits of the plant, while limiting psychoactivity and maintaining a clearer head.

The use of cannabis is a very personal one: many of us react differently to the wide array of products, doses, and cannabinoid / terpene profiles. Some consume for medicinal benefits, some recreationally, but all of us have different tolerances and reactions. This has given rise to microdosing – as more people are introduced to cannabis, the need for varied (and smaller) doses will become more of the norm.

One study shows the power of microdosing, which found that patients with advanced cancer experienced the greatest relief in pain from the lowest dose of cannabinoids, while the highest dose actually increased pain.

Another study illustrates this point with 4mg of synthetic cannabinoid being administered for PTSD. The results show that there was a great reduction in chronic pain and PTSD-related insomnia and night terrors.

As a low-tolerance consumer, I have spent plenty of time experimenting with the “perfect” dose for my needs: mainly, pain and insomnia. Before I knew about microdosing, I’d eat a 60mg edible and end up feeling worse than I did before – anxious, paranoid, nauseas, and unable to attend to my day-to-day tasks. This lead me to experimenting – and have since found that 5mg is my sweet spot!

A great place to start with microdosing is 2.5mg for a few days to keep track of the effects and your experience with that particular dose. For those who already have a tolerance built-up and want to experiment with microdosing, a tolerance break is recommended (a few days to a week). Petra Mints are an awesome option for those wanting to discreetly enjoy microdosing, and build from there!

– Lauren, Goddess Delivers Team

Flower of the Week: Tangie (Sativa)

28 Sep

Check out our new Flower of the Week series, featuring new strains available at Goddess Delivers. We are enjoying Tangie, a somewhat newer sativa strain from Amsterdam that crosses California Orange and Skunk. This strain is a good choice for those who lean towards sativa to help them keep lifted throughout the day, but prefer to stay away from the strains that keep them in their head a little too much.

Goddess members can order Tangie now for delivery!

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Goddess Info Graph

15 Nov

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The Week in Marijuana

9 Mar

Gupta: ‘I am doubling down’ on medical marijuana – CNN

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the lead medical correspondent on CNN, has written another piece advocating for medical marijuana. In the piece he writes:

I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve marijuana. I am not backing down on medical marijuana; I am doubling down.”

Gupta, who was previously against medical marijuana, made a notable change in his beliefs 8 months ago with a piece titled “Why I Changed My Mind on Weed.”

Read the entire post here.

FDA Moves Forward With Marijuana-Based Drug To Fight Childhood Epilepsy – The Huffington Post

Orphan drug designation for a cannabis-based drug developed to treat childhood-onset epilepsy has been granted by the FDA. This means that the maker of the drug must demonstrate effectiveness in clinical trials. This is a huge step forward towards better access to proper care for those who need it.

Read the entire article here.

The Benefits of Medical Cannabis – Mercola.com

Who sees legalization as a threat? Well according to Mercola.com it’s the pharmaceutical companies who are afraid of seeing any new therapy that could “take away from their bottom line.” So what exactly is the case for legalization? One of the most powerful answers seems to come from this quote:

 

“Many may find the idea of medical cannabis abhorrent or somehow “wrong,” as we’ve been indoctrinated to view marijuana as a dangerous gateway drug that will lead you down a path of illicit drug use. Many fail to realize that prescription drugs actually have FAR greater potential to turn you into “a junkie.”

Read the entire article here.

The Week In Marijuana

3 Mar

Spanish Molecular Biologist Explains How THC Completely Kills Cancer Cells – Collective Evolution 

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Collective Evolution picked up a video from CannabisPlanet.TV in which Dr. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, discusses the biological process of how THC helps kill cancer cells. 

It’s a very informative video that really helps explain the seemingly miraculous effects of cannabis in medical treatment.

Read the entire article and watch the video here.

It isn’t just about marijuana in Colorado; hemp farming also is taking off – San Jose Mercury News

Perhaps the less discussed side of the marijuana legalization movement is the legalization of the cultivation and processing of hemp. Hemp, the far less potent cousin of Marijuana, can as of this weekend be legally cultivated for recreational, industrial and research uses. Colorado’s farmers who are interested in growing hemp can register with the state. 

Read the entire article here.

The Week In Marijuana

26 Jan

 

Georgia Bill To Legalize Cannabidiol Oil Inspired By Politician’s Visit With 4-Year-Old – The Huffington Post

The Peach State could be next in line to legalize Cannabidiol oil for medical purposes following state Rep. Allen Peake visit to a young girl suffering from a seizure disorder. The Huffington Post quotes Rep. Peake in saying the following:

“I’m an unlikely champion for this cause. I’ve never done drugs. Never smoked marijuana in my life, but I had a visit with Haleigh Cox, the daughter of a constituent of mine. The result of seeing the pain and suffering she goes through, having 100 seizures a day, and seeing a potential remedy through cannabidiol treatment, I was compelled to move to action.”

Read the entire article here.

Medical marijuana could save my daughter’s life – The Gaurdian

This impassioned opinion piece about the legalization of the CBD oil is definitely worth the read. We’ve posted many third person accounts of the benefits and arguments for the legalization of the oil, but this first person account is a refreshing. The author is also a sharp writer making the apt observation:

“Regulating high-CBD marijuana the same way we treat the pot that gets you stoned is like treating Welch’s grape juice as if it were a wine. The fact that they are derived from the same plant does not mean that they should be treated similarly under the law. It’s not a hard concept to grasp”

Read the entire article here.

The Week In Marijuana News

20 Jan

Man says hemp oil is beating his cancer – The Telegram

A gentleman in St. John’s, Canada, is claiming that marijuana oil is helping him beat his prostate cancer. The Telegram quotes him as saying: “It makes me feel 20 years younger, that’s what the marijuana oil does.” The Telegram reports that his PSA blood levels have improved that there has been regression in his lymph nodes.

Read the rest of the article here.

Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures – NPR

Florida could be up next as a state that will allow children with severe seizure disorders to be prescribed Charlotte’s Web.

Read the rest of the article here.

Obama says marijuana ‘no more dangerous than alcohol’ – CNN

President Obama, perhaps the President with the youth most associated with smoking marijuana, shared his views about marijuana in a recent interview:

“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”

We thank the president for taking such progressive steps to help change the social views of marijuana. We hope this is a true sign of things to come for this country.

Read the rest of the article here.

The Week in Marijuana

12 Jan

National

This Is What the Average Medical Marijuana User Looks Like – The New Republic

Here’s an interesting profile from The New Republic published a day after New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the authorization of “20 hospitals to distribute medical marijuana, making New York the 21st state to legalize the sale of prescription pot.” The New Republic then reports on a study done by the University of Michigan to see average demographics of medical marijuana users.

See the results here.

Lifestyle

Recipe: “Ganja Guacamole”

While everyone else in the country is freezing, folks in California get to enjoy our non polar vortex weather with some nice “Ganja Guacamole.” Let us know what you think!

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Check out the recipe here.

The Week In Marijuana

15 Dec

California

Legal pot supported by California majority for first time, Field Poll shows – Contra Costa Times

If you somehow missed this piece of good news: for the first time in a long time (maybe forever) a majority of Californians favor marijuana legalization. And, as the Contra Costa TImes writes, “where there’s smoke, there might soon be fire.” We think one quote sums up the state and future of legalization in California pretty well:

“Debating about whether to legalize now is pointless, because we’re going to. The smart debate is about how we’ll do it.” -” Mark A.R. Kleiman drug policy expert

Read the entire article here.

National

Sen. Krueger Introduces Bill to Regulate and Tax Marijuana in New York State – NYSenate.gov

Could New York state soon be the third state to fully legalize marijuana? If State Senator Liz Krueger, has her way it very well might be. The senator, who represents Manhattan, announced a marijuana regulation bill, that would take down legal barriers and allow the regulation, and taxation of marijuana.

Read the entire press release here.

Can traditional tourism survive marijuana legalization? –

This article asks the question that should naturally follow any marijuana legalization act: once people are allowed to purchase marijuana as a marijuana tourist where will they be allowed to smoke it? Not in public, the article says, and some hotels might hassle it’s customers. The article ponders what moves businesses in colorado (and other states that could legalize the sale of marijuana in due time) might have to make  to coexist with the newly legalized substance.

Read the entire piece here.

Lifestyle

Jerome Chang’s Pot Brownies –  TheAwl.com

Check out this delicious looking piece of heaven! We can’t get over how amazing this looks, and how perfect it would be for the holiday season! Let us know how it tastes if you try it out yourself!

Here’s the recipe.