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Pooch’s Pot Palooza: A Tale of Tails and THC in Boulder

February 29th, 2024
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Marijuana, is found in many Boulder homes worldwide. Legal or illegal, it is ubiquitous. It has been legalized for human use in many parts of the world with legality spreading rapidly. However, as pot, marijuana, becomes more accessible, there is a growing concern about the potential risks it poses to our furry companions. Many pet owners may not be aware of the dangers that marijuana can present to dogs and the potential impact it can have on their health and happiness.  PLEASE remember that if your prized pooch can get into your marijuana in any form, edible, leaf, joints, you name it, your... Read More

Boulderites Don’t Drive Drunk, Mostly. Do They Drive High??

February 21st, 2024

  Driving and THC.  OR Blood Drunk or Blood Stoned is a dilemma in Boulder and elsewhere . First, a warning and some abbreviations. For the cannabinoid primarily responsible for getting us buzzed we look to  Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol, I’ll use the shorthand “THC.” No longer a great abbreviation because Delta-8 and Delta-10 are becoming more a part of the language. “Cannabinoid” is simply a chemical found in the cannabis plant. Not every one of the 105+ cannabinoids are found in every plant, and percentages vary. Finally, this blog may take an extra bit of... Read More

Let’s Talk About Inflammation!

February 18th, 2024
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Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury, infection, or stress. It helps to heal and protect you from harm. However, when inflammation becomes chronic or excessive, it can cause more harm than good. Chronic inflammation is linked to many health problems, such as: Weight gain and obesity. Cardiovascular disease. Mood and depression. Cognitive function (focus, ADD, and ADHD). Brain health (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease). Sports recovery (more inflammation = longer recovery). Immune compromise. Irritable bowel disease and gut problems. Any disease ending in “itis”... Read More

Up in Smoke: 5 Marijuana Myths It’s Time We Burn

February 11th, 2024

Featured Photo Credit: Toke Signals Even though it’s been proven—ahem, numerous times—that cannabis is champion for our health, there are still a few opinions holding strong about how it is bad for our bodies. Let’s explore five marijuana myths that remain in circulation today but have already been debunked by science. 1. Marijuana smoke is as damaging as cigarette smoke. Everybody knows how damaging cigarette smoke is: cancer, COPD, heart disease, stroke, potential stillbirths—the list goes on for miles. Marijuana smoke is often lumped in with cigarette smoke because it seems like... Read More

Why is Boulder a Cannabis-Friendly City?

February 1st, 2024

Boulder has long been known as a progressive and liberal town, and its friendly attitude towards cannabis is no exception. The city is home to a thriving cannabis culture, with a number of dispensaries, smoke shops, and cannabis-friendly events that attract visitors from all over the world. Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis connoisseur or just curious about the plant, Boulder is a great place to visit. One reason for Boulder’s cannabis-friendly culture is its location in Colorado, one of the first states in the US to legalize recreational cannabis. This move allowed for the creation... Read More

The Stoned Munchies: Fabulous Food With Solid Science!

January 26th, 2024
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Have you ever wondered whether cannabis actually makes Boulderites hungry? Is there any “real” science to support the “stoned munchies?” As we have always known, the answer is a resounding “YES!” Diet control as to timing, choices, and quantities are key to good health and to feeling good. And the latest science confirms that in fact smoking cannabis does trigger the stoned munchies. I believe  that oil made from whole flower is a dramatic appetite stimulant, while smoking or vaping, which I avoid in any event, has less of an appetite stimulus impact. That is... Read More

Boulder’s Cannabis Journey: From Hippies to High Times

January 22nd, 2024

As one of the most progressive cities in the United States, Boulder, Colorado has a rich and vibrant history when it comes to cannabis. From the first legal dispensaries to the current thriving cannabis industry, Boulder has been at the forefront of the cannabis movement. In this blog article, we will be taking a journey back in time to explore the unique history of cannabis in Boulder, Colorado. Join us as we unravel the fascinating story of how cannabis has become an integral part of the city’s culture and identity. Exploring the Pioneering Cannabis Culture in Boulder Boulder, Colorado... Read More

Delta-8 THC AND ME. For Me Or Not For Me…That Is The Question!

January 21st, 2024
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  Is Delta-8 THC ok for Boulderites to consume? Here are 5 reasons for saying “sure, fire up,” and 5 reasons to say “not today thank you.” The chemistry of Delta-8 THC compared to the well-known Delta-9 THC is a fantastic topic! For another day. For today, know that both are cannabinoids, since they occur naturally in the cannabis plant, and while Delta-9 THC is present in significant and commercially useful amounts, Delta-8 is not. It is a trace cannabinoid in the plant. BUT it can be readily made from hemp-derived CBD. Remember that “THC” is “tetrahydrocannabinol,”... Read More

Confessions Of A Boulder Budtender

January 15th, 2024

The question I hear most at my job is something along the lines of, “I mean, do you really like your job?” And, it usually comes from a woman between 60 and 80 years old who is wearing bedazzled jeans and refuses to even smell the flower we have on display. After I was asked this several times, I took a moment to really think about my truthful answer. I work over 40 hours a week, with little to no breaks throughout my day. I deal with complaints about ridiculous things and at least once a weeks someone calls me a b*%$# for not accepting their drivers license with void punched into it.... Read More

Boulder Celebrates the Top Ten Toke Triumphs of the Last Ten Years.

January 3rd, 2024
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Success is EASY! Just Work Hard! It’s been 10 years since Boulder and Colorado launched the first legal recreational marijuana market in the world and became a pioneer in drug reform. Ten years ago, 2015,     Colorado experienced its first legal marijuana sales. As always, Colorado was a nationwide leader. Now, after well over a decade of work by activists, civilians, legislators, medical people, laboratory experts, marketing experts,  and the rest of us, we have marijuana sales recreationaly and medically. We have a lab-tested safe source of marijuana, absent mold, pesticides, and other... Read More

Boulder’s Marijuana Mega-Brains!

January 2nd, 2024

  Can I fail a pot test after smoking?  After NOT smoking? Even in Boulder ??? Every blog addressing great words is especially fun in Boulder! We’re SMART. We have GREAT vocabularies, And we have an unquenchable desire for knowledge.  For many of us, that means learning more about our favorite drug, marijuana.  While not for everyone, it is certainly the drug of choice for some. and Boulder has long been pot-centric in many ways. Just as “shared knowledge is power,” we simply must know as much as possible about chemistry we introduce into our bodies.  That means for some... Read More

From Boulder and I Do Not Smoke Weed

December 30th, 2023

  I’m a long time lover of the Devil’s Lettuce, and all of its 105+ cannabinoids. I am however not a fan of the 100+ chemicals which combustion adds to to cannabis. Meaning I do not like smoking. Cannabis yes. Combustion no. I am not a fan of edibles, since they typically have one or both of two cannabinoids; THC and CBD. What about the other 103+ cannabinoids? To fit the market I suspect, most flower seems to have high THC and zero CBD. Selfishly personally I prefer flower with all of the cannabinoids present. For the enhancement of the “unpleasant side effects” I... Read More

What Is Your Favorite Strain?

November 25th, 2023

I am going to be honest with you, I really like weed. It smells nice, it tastes good, and its effects are enjoyable too. It is so lovely when you are not expecting it and you get hit with the aroma of cannabis.  When I walk into work in the mornings all I can smell are the grow facilities. The HVAC fans must kick on around the time I arrive because my walk into work from the parking lot every morning is a feast for my senses. I also love the way weed tastes, every strain has such a unique flavor. All cannabis is my favorite, I may prefer this strain over that strain but if you ever catch me saying... Read More

Confessions of a Boulder Budtender – Cannabis Capital

November 16th, 2023

Do you want to be a better budtender? Then go to Amsterdam (the the world reopens and they welcome Americans again). Working in the industry in America with knowledge of the old world is priceless and it can be a good way to reconnect with cannabis if you are a long-time budtender. After a time, so much weed goes through your hands that it can start to become just another commodity. It is easy to get in a rut, and it is easy to forget how much you love this plant when you find yourself cranking it out daily at work. Visiting the city can provide a memorable and immersive learning experience that... Read More

Drink to Your Health: Cannabis Tea for the Common Cold

October 31st, 2023

I spent the majority of last week sick with a sore throat (a name that doesn’t quite do it justice as I felt it would be better described as nightmare throat or raging-baby-dragon-trapped-in-my throat), and I found myself wondering about cannabis teas, or in short, CBD tea. First, a couple of facts: Tea alone is packed with benefits for the body. There’s the antioxidants that protect the it from free radicals that can wreak havoc on our health, and let’s not forget about its association with weight loss and a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes. When ingested, such as in tea, cannabis... Read More

Boulder’s Haunted Getaway: Unmasking Colorado’s Second Most Haunted Hotel

October 23rd, 2023

A typical night in a typical haunted hotel begins with a gorgeous moon for atmosphere. As the sun sets on the horizon, the shadows of the famous Haunted Castle near Boulder grow longer and darker. This is also the second most haunted hotel in Colorado. For years, locals have whispered tales of paranormal activity within its walls, but no one has ever been brave enough to venture inside and uncover the truth. Until now. Join us as we take an intrepid adventure into the unknown, and uncover the mystery of the Haunted Castle near Boulder in this first-hand account of our investigation into the paranormal. Exploring... Read More

Boulder’s Budding Stars: Top-Ranked Cannabis Dispensaries According to Yelp

September 28th, 2023

Boulder, Colorado, has earned its reputation as the cannabis capital of the United States for several compelling reasons. This vibrant city nestled against the Rocky Mountains has become a mecca for cannabis enthusiasts and a hub for top-notch dispensaries. First and foremost, Boulder’s progressive attitude towards cannabis legalization has played a pivotal role. The state of Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, allowing Boulder to embrace the industry fully. This early adoption paved the way for a thriving cannabis culture. The city’s unique blend of an environmentally... Read More

Top 5 Activities to Combine with Cannabis

September 15th, 2023

Despite the stereotype about cannabis making people lazy, cannabis pairs perfectly with several activities. Physical activity naturally stimulates the ECS by producing its own endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide. Anandamide is known for causing the euphoric sensation after exercise, often referred to as the runner’s high. Consuming cannabis can then compliment physical activity by supplying your ECS with exogenous cannabinoids, like THC and CBD. Here are five of the top activities to combine with cannabis. 1. Hiking Hiking and cannabis have long been a favorite for many. Since cannabis hasn’t... Read More

Two Sides of the Same Cannabis: Comparing THC and CBD

September 13th, 2023

Though cannabis plays host to at least 85 different cannabinoids, there are two who tend to grab the most time in the spotlight: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). You’ve probably heard talk—or formed opinions yourself through careful research of your own—about preferences of marijuana users for certain strains that give them that amazing head high or, conversely, those who prefer a nice, mellow body buzz. These differences can be attributed to the makeup of a particular strain and its ratios of THC to CBD. Beyond the effect these two cannabinoids have on recreational experiences,... Read More

What’s On the Cannabis Menu?

September 11th, 2023

What is on the cannabis menu tonight? There is so much to look at when going into a cannabis dispensary it is tough to decide where to start. You have never been into a cannabis shop, you have been waiting in line for half an hour, and now you are at the counter. Although you have looked at the menu since you walked in you are so overwhelmed by what you are looking at you have no idea what to choose. What does ten milligrams mean, conversely why are some things one hundred milligrams? You have smoked weed for years but since you have lived in an area of the country where this stuff is illegal there... Read More