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Vaping Illnesses Increasing Support of Marijuana Legalization

October 26th, 2019

As black market vaping products, including THC products, have been increasingly linked to vaping illnesses, support of marijuana legalization has only grown. As marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are unable to regulate products, even in legal states. Meanwhile, legal states are also struggling to keep up with regulation and safety for marijuana products. This is becoming even more of a problem as marijuana related products, including pre-filled vaping cartridges, are far outstripping studies about general vaping risks, and specifically... Read More

Coors and Lagunitas Join Cannabis Drink Market in Colorado

October 12th, 2019

Coors and Lagunitas are both going to try their hand at marijuana infused beverages in Colorado. Coors will be distributing a non-alcoholic carbonated CBD soda and sparkling beverage line. Distribution will be limited to Denver. “We see a big demand for high-quality and unique products in the non-alcoholic space,” Coors Distributing Company marketing director Jennifer DeGraff says in a statement announcing the deal. “While both brands are locally produced and focus on using high-quality ingredients to deliver superior tasting products that stand out above competition, they each... Read More

Lung Injuries Linked to Black Market THC Cartridges

September 28th, 2019

As lung injuries from vaping have exploded across the country in the last month, the CDC has been scrambling to figure out what exactly is causing the injuries when vaping has long been touted as a safer alternative to smoking. It turns out, many of the injuries may be related to solvents used in black market THC cartridges. The findings have linked back to vitamin E acetate and myclobutanil, both found in the bootleg cartridges that the CDC tested, but notably not found in the legal and regulated cartridges from dispensaries. Vitamin E acetate is used to cut cannabis for use in vape pens. Myclobutanil,... Read More

The Vitamin Shoppe Strikes Exclusive Deal with Uncle Bud’s Hemp

August 3rd, 2019

Earlier this year, we saw CBD start its mainstream transition when CVS announced they would carry their first CBD products. In order to meet demand and keep up with the competition, less than a week after the CVS announcement Walgreens announced they would be carrying CBD topicals in almost 1,500 stores. At that time, the popular supplement and health store GNC, was not carrying any CBD products at all, and I suggested why they should in a previous article. Since then, I’m happy to report that GNC wised up and started carrying Uncle Bud’s Hemp products. Now, The Vitamin Shoppe has made an exclusive... Read More

Cannabinoids for Fitness

April 13th, 2019

Earlier this week, I had the honor of presenting “Cannabinoids for Fitness” at the Cannabis Science Conference East in Baltimore, MD. The Cannabis Science Conference is the world’s largest and most technical cannabis science expo. It pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers, and interested novices with the goal of improving cannabis science. It was an incredible educational conference and I’m proud to share some of our presentation data with you today! Research is showing that cannabinoids... Read More

Can I Consume Cannabis Before Working Out?

January 26th, 2019

Since cannabis is legal for recreational use in ten states and counting, one of the most common question that comes up is “Can I use cannabis before working out?” The answer is yes. More and more athletes are coming out of the green closet to discuss their cannabis use and how it affects their athletic performance.  Olympian and World Champion Joanna Zeiger, PhD is the founder and coach with Train Away Chronic Pain. She is a cannabis advocate and often discusses how cannabis has helped her manage chronic pain symptoms and provide a restful night’s sleep. Other athletes such as Anna Symonds... Read More

Athletes Represent at Cannabis Business Awards

December 8th, 2018

The 7th Annual Cannabis Business Awards was held last Wednesday, at the Hilton City Center, in downtown Denver, CO. The event was created to celebrate outstanding achievements with industry games changers, trailblazers, and cannabis thought leaders. It was an incredible night of networking and fun within the cannabis industry. Several athletes were nominated for different awards, some participated as presenters, and former NHL player, Riley Cote, took home the Activist of the Year Award! Co-hosting the event, alongside Chloe Villano who is the founder and producer of the Cannabis Business Awards,... Read More

Cannabis Athlete Research for Holiday Cash

November 24th, 2018

Could you use some extra cash for the holidays? Are you active and consume cannabis? How about just active? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might qualify to participate in ongoing cannabis research right here in Colorado! There are several research studies being conducted throughout the state, and you can find one that fits you best. For any athletes out there who currently consume cannabis or haven’t consumed any cannabis products for the past 6 months, you could qualify for the cannabis activity study! The University of Northern Colorado Sport and Exercise Science Department... 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

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

Top 5 Benefits of CBG for Fitness

July 21st, 2018

One of my jobs in the cannabis industry is a product tester. I recently had the chance to try out some of the Northern Lights flower from Leafs By Snoop, and its potency test came back with 1.2% CBG. I know a lot about the benefits of THC and CBD, but not so much about CBG. This made me do a little research to find out how I could benefit from CBG as an athlete. What I found out was great to know, and I wanted to pass along some bullet points. So, what is CBG, and how can it help you with your fitness goals? CBG stands for cannabigerol and is one of the lesser talked about cannabinoids in the cannabis... Read More

Strides in CannaFitness

June 2nd, 2018
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If you didn’t already know, I’m a cannabis athlete. What does that mean? I am a trail runner, based in Colorado. I use cannabis for epilepsy and my overall health and wellness. Using cannabis before and after physical exercise is extremely beneficial. When I consume before a workout, I’m able to complete the exercise with less pain and more focus, for longer durations. Consuming after exercise is beneficial as well. Cannabis is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which makes it perfect to use for recovery after training or a race. CannaFitness is cannabis and fitness combined. I run with my husband,... Read More

The Healing Touch

May 19th, 2018

I’ve always loved getting massages, but didn’t really understand all of the benefits it can provide. Similarly, when I first consumed cannabis I wasn’t aware of the effects it could positively make for my overall health and wellness. For someone like me who loves massages and cannabis, I jumped on the opportunity to try a cannabis infused massage from Primal Therapeutics while attending the Cannabis Health and Wellness Fair in Denver! After speaking to several cannabis companies who were at the wellness fair, I was offered a massage! Primal Therapeutics was attending and offering on site... Read More

5 Reasons the NFL Should Allow Cannabis

May 12th, 2018

The NFL and cannabis has been a hot topic for some time now. With the recent news of the NFL denying a player’s request to use cannabis as medicine, it only seems right we look at five quick reasons the NFL should allow cannabis. The request was made by Mike James, who is a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. James is the very first active player to formally ask to be exempt from the NFL’s no cannabis policy. He put in the request for exemption to treat the number one reason on our list. Chronic Pain Our number one reason cannabis should be allowed in the NFL is to treat chronic... Read More

Cannabis for Seniors

February 24th, 2018

With the legalization of cannabis across more states and the stigma surrounding the plant and its users shifting, so has the demographic of people benefiting from the plant. According to the CDC, Americans aged 55-64 who use marijuana regularly has risen by 455%. Those aged 65 and older has risen by 333% from 2002-2014. Why is this shift occurring and how can seniors benefit from cannabis? We know that each person has their own endocannabinoid system. The endocannabioid system has recently been recognized as the most important modulatory system within the body. It is responsible for regulating... Read More

Cannabis Is Not Alcohol

May 16th, 2017

As the budtender, I get in a lot of conversations about why cannabis should be legal. One common argument made is that cannabis should be legal because alcohol is legal. To start with, marijuana should not be legal just because another thing is legal. Marijuana, oops I mean cannabis, should be legal because it is a benefit for humans. We all understand why this argument gets made though, alcohol and cannabis are both substances that get you a little impaired and can affect your judgment. In our society, they are two of our social norms for changing the mindset and relaxing, but they are very different... Read More

Consider The Hybrid

April 11th, 2017

It is quite overwhelming to visit a cannabis dispensary for the first time. Most cannabis enthusiasts have not seen fifteen different options for weed in one place before. There is a little sensory overload happening and more often than not they are stumped as to what to try, or even look at, first. I typically start with describing the main differences in the cannabis plant itself. Sativa, indica and hybrid are what we have. The classifications of indica and sativa have been around since the 18th century. The farther away a cannabis plant naturally grows from the equator the more indica it will... Read More

All Cannabinoids Are Not Considered Equal

April 4th, 2017

One question I get from customers on a daily basis is, “what has the highest THC?” That question bothers me because nobody buys other things based on the highest potency offered. People do not go to the liquor store every time and ask for Everclear. By only looking at the options for the highest in THC customers limit themselves to very few products, and just because something has the highest THC does not necessarily make it the best option. Cannabis has different levels of potency throughout its life. When a plant is harvested, it can have one level of potency. Then, it can have another potency... Read More

Two Sides of the Same Cannabis: Comparing THC and CBD

March 29th, 2017

Featured Photo Credit: Best CBD Oil 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... Read More