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Curing COVID-19 Cabin Fever with Cannabis

It’s been a while since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and while we only thought it would last a month or so, at least half a year down the line we are still battling against the virus. We’ve been experiencing very isolating, frustrating and challenging times, and experiences of anxiety and depression have increased since the beginning of the pandemic. If you’re struggling with COVID-19 cabin fever, or looking for ways to reduce the anxious, depressing feelings that you may be experiencing, consider how cannabis can help.

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CBD in Sport

CBD in Sport: How CBD Can Enhance Your Performance And Recovery In Physical Exercise

As one of over 100 different cannabinoids that occur naturally in the cannabis plant, CBD is one of the most popular substances to take to enhance performance and recovery in sport. CBD focuses on the active substances from the hemp plant that have a positive effect on the body. While the benefits of CBD are similar to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t have the psychoactive effects, making it a more natural and safer option for enhancing performance. With CBD becoming more accepted as a performance enhancement, from PGA players being sponsored by CBD brands to NFL loosening the rules around using CBD, we wanted to take the opportunity to show how CBD can enhance performance and recovery in sport.

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Indica vs. Sativa

Indica vs. Sativa: Understanding the Difference

When choosing cannabis, the first thing you are probably faced with is the question; what kind of experience are you wanting? And that’s where choosing either a sativa or indica comes in. Sativa and indica are both subspecies of the cannabis plant, and are defined during their cultivation cycle. While indica tends to grow short, with thicker stems, sativa takes a bit longer to grow, thriving in warmer climates and creating longer and thinner stems. Both subspecies are usually cross-bred to create a hybrid, prompting a combined experience of the two effects. Let’s move onto how they feel different.

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Anxiety

Is Weed Good or Bad for Anxiety?

A question that is at the top of many first-time cannabis users’ minds is, ‘will weed cause anxiety?’. While there is no definitive answer here, it’s important to keep in mind that different strains and doses have varied effects, and individuals differ too. In most cases, a higher level and dose of THC, can increase short-term feelings of anxiety due to its psychoactive nature and increase in paranoia. CBD, on the other hand, is known to reduce anxious feelings due to its therapeutic, calming and relaxing properties.

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