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How to add Hemp to Your Thanksgiving

November 17th, 2018

Thanksgiving is next week and there are several of us who will be shopping for foods this weekend, and all next week, leading up to the big day! We all know the classic casseroles, stuffings, and desserts, but have you considered adding hemp foods to your menu? For some, hemp foods can be new to cook with, and there isn’t a lot of direction for how to add hemp to your Thanksgiving, until now! Hemp foods are gaining popularity, and becoming much easier to find in stores. Hempsgiving was recently held in Denver, where every item on the menu featured some sort of hemp. The event was such a success,... Read More

Epilepsy Awareness Month

November 3rd, 2018

As many of you know, I have epilepsy.  Last month I celebrated being 18 months seizure free! I started having grand mal seizures when I was a teenager. I had several tests, but the doctors could not find out what was causing them. The medical professionals told me I could have multiple seizures every day for the rest of my life or never have another one again and there was no way to tell what my future held. This is one of the reasons I try to live each day to the fullest and not let my condition stop me from doing things I want to do in life.  Knowing that I am one of 65 million people affected... Read More

Is Your Body Made of Hemp?

October 27th, 2018

Did you know, every ten years your body has generated brand new bones? According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, “After the body’s skeleton forms and grows to its adult size, it completely regenerates itself about every 10 years, through a process called remodeling.” Ok, so that makes sense, but how can your body be made of hemp? The answer is proteins. I’ve mentioned in previous articles about the several nutritional benefits of hemp foods, and how I personally choose hemp protein as my go to protein supplement. Since proteins are what the human body is built from,... Read More

Cannabis and Athletics at the MJ for MDs 2018

October 20th, 2018

The Marijuana for Medical Professionals 2018 conference in Denver started on Sunday morning, October 14th, wrapped up at the end of the day on Tuesday, October 16th, and it was incredible! I spent three packed days soaking up valuable cannabis education from physicians, nurses, and other leading experts in the industry. With the majority of these presentations being accredited for continuing medical and nursing education credits, it was one of the most comprehensive and informative conferences I’ve had the pleasure of attending. On top of learning so much, I’m very happy to report there was... Read More

Driving while stoned: what are the limits and how detectable is it?

October 16th, 2018

While recreational marijuana has been legal in several states for a few years already, the traffic laws regarding the usage limit while driving are still somewhat blurry. The main problem is that it is still currently unknown what level of THC in the system significantly interferes with one’s ability to drive. There are ways to detect the presence of marijuana in the driver’s system such as sobriety tests that are also used to detect alcohol presence, but without clear guidelines on determining impairment, the decision is left solely to the officer’s judgment. Unlike drunk driving, driving... Read More

Vegan Hempsgiving in Colorado

October 13th, 2018

In just a few weeks, the people of Colorado are collecting for an evening celebration of community and healthy hemp through the sharing of a delicious vegan feast, hosted by Green House Healthy, and you’re invited! This one of a kind dinner party, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Westminster, CO, will give guests the chance to sample several local Colorado hemp foods, prepared by private vegan chef, Sonja Miltner, of Fresh Perspective! After the incredible meal, each attendee will go home with a goody bag filled healthy products from sponsors, and there is an amazing guest speaker lined up,... Read More

“My 420 Tours” Cannabis Grow Tour in Denver

October 6th, 2018

This week I went on the My 420 Tours Denver cannabis grow and dispensary tour at Euflora.  We arrived at the My 420 Tours offices and signed in for the experience. Guests were invited to try the CBD infused coffee before the tour began. Once we were all accounted for, we got on the tour bus, which was stocked with grinders, papers and everything needed to smoke some herb! The tour guide also made sure everyone knew the waters were complimentary and he encouraged everyone to drink as much as possible because everyone was from lower elevation out of state. It was very interesting to see where everyone... Read More

Marijuana for Medical Professionals Returns to Denver – Oct 14-16th

September 29th, 2018

The Biennial Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference is one of the most comprehensive professional cannabis conferences in the country. It’s the longest running medical cannabis conference in Colorado, offering certified Continuing Medical Education credits for doctors, nurses, health care professionals, and anyone looking to continue their medical education in cannabis. It also offers expert training for budtenders, dispensaries, MIPs, and labs, that count for Continuing Education credits. I’m excited to say I’ll be attending as press to bring you exclusive coverage of the event! I... Read More

Hemp Houses for Health – 5 Reasons Why Hemp Houses are the Way to Go

September 22nd, 2018

The average person spends 95% of their life indoors. This is the first time in history that individuals have been so disconnected from the planet and confined inside our schools, workplaces and homes. The buildings we spend our time in are often full of toxins such as pesticides, molds and several other harmful fumes from furniture, paint and carpet adhesives. With many taking their overall health and wellness into consideration, using a healthier building material, such as hempcrete, may be a perfect solution. Hempcrete is a building material made from industrial hemp fibers mixed with lime. It... Read More

5 Cannabis Brands Sponsoring Athletes

September 15th, 2018

More and more cannabis companies are beginning to see the value of sponsoring athletes. By promoting cannabis as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, it does more than give your brand association with health and fitness. It also helps to disprove the age-old stereotype that people who consume cannabis are lazy, which helps to change the perception of cannabis, and will lead to further legalization. Below I’ve collected five cannabis brands sponsoring athletes that aren’t in any particular order. Each one is a company I feel is supporting athletes and assisting in the overall positive cultural... Read More

Treating ITBS with Cannabis

September 8th, 2018

If you’re thinking about becoming active, there are a few things to consider to avoid injuries. If you’re already living an active lifestyle, you don’t want an injury to slow you down. However, many athletes who participate in activities where the knee is bent repeatedly experience a common injury. Most commonly called the overuse injury, running, cycling, hiking and walking long distances can cause iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) or IT band syndrome. Mostly affecting endurance athletes, the injury affects tissue that runs from the hip down past the knee. Usually, the injury manifests as... Read More

Colorado Cannabis Athletes go Coast to Coast

September 1st, 2018

My wife Heather and I just returned to our home in Colorado from Miami, Florida this week. We were speaking at the U.S. Cannabis Conference and Expo about epilepsy, and the benefits of cannabis for fitness. We’ve had the opportunity to speak several times in Colorado this year, but this was our first time educating on the East Coast! In April of this year we spoke about the benefits of hemp for athletes at the Terpenes and Testing Magazine World Conference, in San Jose, CA. Now that we’ve had the chance to speak in Florida, we’ve officially covered the U.S. coast to coast in our efforts to... Read More

The Bgood Dispensary Fun Run

August 25th, 2018

Mark your calendars on August 31st for Denver’s first ever dispensary fun run! The Bgood dispensary family is kicking off their Grand Opening Days Event to celebrate the opening of their newest location in Federal Heights with The Bgood Fun Run, presented by MJFITNUT! It’s going to be a weekend filled with incredible deals on some of Colorado’s best cannabis products, giveaways, and special guest appearances! You can also enter to win an ounce of Lama Brand Cannabis for just a penny, with two ways to enter! Get your tickets for the fun run while you still can! The Bgood Fun Run, presented... Read More

Putting on Pounds with Pot

August 18th, 2018

Although there is much evidence suggesting you can lose weight with cannabis, it can also be used to gain weight. One of the most common fitness goals heard by personal trainers, besides losing weight, is gaining lean muscle mass. In order to build muscle, you need fuel, and some people find it more difficult than others to eat the needed amount of calories to gain and maintain muscle. Cannabis can help you gain weight by interacting with several areas of your body. THC affects both the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. The CB1 receptor is responsible for the systematic function of several parts... Read More

Can CBD help to keep your tolerance down?

August 18th, 2018

For regular cannabis users, there’s nothing worse than building up a tolerance to cannabis, and specifically tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Tolerance means smoking or vaping more to enjoy the same level of high, which inevitably leads to higher costs. While it would be a step too far to call it a waste of weed, there are certainly more efficient ways to make use of your bud. Some choose to make edibles, as tolerances to inhaling and eating cannabis differ. Others decide to go cold turkey to bring their tolerance down – but for those who smoke daily, this can seem easier than it is.   However,... Read More

What Is A Rosin Press Used For?

August 16th, 2018

If you’re looking for a product that is pure and full of flavour, it’s hard to do any better than rosin. With no use of solvents, rosin is clean and versatile and offers plenty of versatility for dabbing. Rosin is one of the hottest new ways to enjoy a richer experience, but it can take a little more work to get the pure product. Skimp on any of the steps and you won’t end up with the depth of flavour and strength that rosin is renowned for. This is where a rosin press comes in, helping to process the raw product and producing rosin which can be used. Here’s a closer look at the rosin... Read More

Full Spectrum CBD vs. CBD Isolate

August 11th, 2018

When it comes to cannabis products there is a lot to discuss. Options and availability are growing across the world and the number of canna-curious and new users are increasing rapidly. With so many different products it can be overwhelming to understand which product may be best for you. For millions of years, people and animals have been equipped with their own endocannabinoid system that regulates countless functions for overall health and wellness within the body. We have been designed to receive essential cannabinoids for centuries. This is why supplying our bodies with the essential compounds... Read More

An introduction to the new world of cannabis

August 7th, 2018

It can be hard to keep up with all the changes in cannabis, and the complexity of the plant sometimes makes it difficult to understand – there’s a lot more to cannabis than we first thought when it emerged into popular culture back in the 1960s. Indeed, while the world has always had knowledge of the medicinal properties of cannabis going back thousands of years, it’s only in recent decades that we’ve become aware of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), and how these and other cannabinoids work within the body to produce the effects they do. In this post, we’ll look at... Read More

Weed for Weight Loss

August 4th, 2018

Despite being known for causing an increase in appetite, or “the munchies,” there is evidence suggesting you can lose weight with weed. A study in 2013 showed that obesity rates are much lower in cannabis consumers when compared to those who don’t consume cannabis. The study also concluded the results being present after they adjusted for age and sex. This isn’t a definitive conclusion, and more research needs to be conducted, but the results look promising. When we get into why weed can help you lose weight we need to look at a specific cannabinoid. The main cannabinoid being reported... Read More

Cannabis for Your Pets

July 28th, 2018

Chances are you have a furry member of your family. All mammals have an ednocannabinoid system to help maintain balance within the body and optimize proper functions.  Your furry friend can provide perks to your overall health and wellness too. This is probably one of the reasons 68 percent of all households in 2017 within the United States own pets.  Playing with animals, especially puppies, has been shown to increase levels of serotonin and dopamine, which are the hormones that make you feel good. When the hormones are released, it helps reduce stress levels and can help improve memory and... Read More