CBD Dosage

How Much CBD Should You Take

How Much CBD Should You Take?

Short answer: there is no ‘correct’ CBD dosage. The optimal dose for a consumer depends on several factors, such as body type, CBD tolerance, and the consumer’s level of pain or discomfort. The type of CBD product and its concentration are other important considerations, since some products interact differently with the body than others.

This guide will look at all of the key considerations to make when determining the proper dosage. We’ll also demonstrate how to measure dosage for different CBD products and discuss some potential health concerns for people who consume large amounts of CBD.

Please note: First-time CBD consumers should consult with their physician before using any products containing CBD.

See our recommendations for high and low dosage CBD oils

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, a natural chemical compound found in cannabis plants that interacts with the endocannabinoid biological system in humans and other mammals. The endocannabinoid system regulates various cognitive and physiological processes – such as mood, sleep, appetite, and pain-sensation – in order to promote homeostasis, or equilibrium in the body. When introduced into the body, CBD and other cannabinoids assist with regulation and homeostasis, which can help alleviate pain, improve sleep quality, increase appetite, and reduce stress.

As a result, CBD may ease symptoms associated with the following conditions:

A common misconception is that CBD makes people feel ‘high’ because it comes from cannabis plants. This is factually incorrect. Another cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is responsible for the psychoactive high that occurs when people smoke or consume marijuana. CBD does not produce the same effect.

Additionally, CBD products come from hemp, a type of cannabis plant with relatively low concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of CBD. As a result, most CBD products contain little to no THC. Hemp was decriminalized at the federal level in 2018, and is currently legal to grow, sell, buy, and consume hemp-based CBD products in all 50 states.

It’s also important to note that the long-term effects of CBD have not been extensively studied. Some researchers have pinpointed certain side effects associated with CBD consumption, such as a temporary drop in blood pressure and diarrhea, but most experts agree CBD appears to be reasonably safe. However, everyone should consult with their doctor before trying CBD products for the first time.

Even though CBD products do not produce the same psychoactive high as products with THC, measured doses are recommended. Next we’ll look at some points to consider when choosing the dosage amount.

Important Dosage Considerations

Determining the best CBD dosage generally depends on the following factors.

  • Concentration: Concentration, or strength, refers to the total amount of CBD in a given product. Concentration is measured in milligrams (mg). This is different from dosage, which indicates the amount of CBD per serving. For instance, let’s say a bottle of CBD tincture has a concentration of 1500 mg and contains 30 milliliters (mL) of tincture, with 1 mL as the standard serving size. This means each 1-mL serving will contain approximately 50 mg of CBD; the consumer is not ingesting 1500 mg with each dosage.
  • Body weight: A person’s weight often plays a role in how much – or how little – CBD affects the body. Generally speaking, heavier people need higher doses to experience the calming effects of CBD; lighter people, on the other hand, may feel the same effects with a lower dose.
  • Desired effects: For many, the optimal dose comes down to the level of pain or discomfort they are experiencing. Someone with chronic pain or severe anxiety may need a higher dose to alleviate their symptoms, whereas a person with a milder condition may prefer a lower dose with less pronounced effects.
  • Tolerance: CBD consumers may develop a tolerance over time, which can result in reduced effects from the same dosage. Higher subsequent doses may be needed to achieve the desired results.

Using the criteria above, first-time CBD consumers should be able to determine a good starting dosage. Next, we’ll look at some typical starting doses for CBD consumers with different weights and desired effect levels.

Calculating the Best Dosage

The table below breaks down starting doses based on body weight and effect level. These dosages are approximations and highly subjective due to the nature of CBD consumption; always consult your physician about the best starting dose before trying CBD for the first time.

Recommended Dosage for:

Weight GroupMild EffectsModerate EffectsStrong Effects
Light (less than 130 lbs.)11 mg or less12 mg to 14 mg15 mg to 17 mg
Medium (130 to 230 lbs.)18 mg or less19 mg to 23 mg24 mg to 27 mg
Heavy (more than 230 lbs.)23 mg or less24 mg to 30 mg31 mg to 45 mg

Stronger doses than those listed may be more suitable for certain CBD consumers. These include people with severe pain or other debilitating symptoms, as well as those with a relatively high CBD tolerance. CBD is not toxic and gradually increasing CBD dosage does not carry any known side effects, so ramping up one’s dosage is generally safe – and, in some cases, beneficial to the consumer. Many find that incrementally increasing the dosage is the best way to achieve the desired effects of CBD.

The type of CBD product is also important to consider, since each one is associated with different concentrations, dosing methods, and effects. The next section will take a closer look at tinctures, topicals, and other CBD product variations.

Measuring Dosage for Different CBD Products

Thanks to a booming CBD market, consumers can choose from several different forms of CBD. These include:

Oils and Tinctures

These forms of concentrated CBD oil are typically mixed in with food or applied sublingually (beneath the tongue). Oils and tinctures typically come in 15-mL or 30-mL bottles. These products vary significantly in terms of concentration, ranging anywhere from 100 mg to 5000 mg. The key to understanding tincture dosage is serving size, which is usually 1 mL per serving. A 5000 mg-strength tincture in a 30-mL bottle features 30 1-mL servings of roughly 166.7mg of CBD. A 100 mg-strength tincture in the same bottle contains 30 servings of roughly 3.3mg of CBD. These two servings will yield very different effects.

For this reason, we urge first-time CBD tincture consumers to start with lower concentrations and gradually ramp up their dosage. It’s important to note that tinctures do not take effect as quickly as other CBD products (namely vape oils) and consumers may not experience the sensations right away; however, the effects can last for up to three or four hours. Those who take the tincture sublingually should hold the 1-ml serving under their tongue for approximately 60 seconds for best results.

Vape Oil

The CBD oil extracted from hemp that is formulated with a cutting agent, such as vegetable glycerine or propylene glycol, is called Vape oil. Vape oil is inhaled using a vape pen. The effects are almost instantaneous, and produce a relaxing sensation for up to an hour or so – though the duration of these effects typically depends on how long the consumer inhales from the pen and how long they hold the vapor in before exhaling. Many find that inhaling for up to three seconds and holding the vapor in for up to five seconds will produce the strongest, longest-lasting effects.

In terms of concentration, vape oils are similar to tinctures. Most vape oils come in 30-mL bottles, with 1-mL to 1.5-mL per serving. Concentrations for vape oils typically range from 200 mg to 1500 mg, meaning that the serving size for most oils will range from 6.6mg to 50 mg. Many vape pens are designed to accommodate cartridges that house the vape oil; cartridges vary in terms of capacity but 1.5 mL is a common size.

Edibles

CBD edibles include capsules, gummies, and other products that are eaten. Like tinctures, edibles have a longer onset time because they are ingested orally, but the effects are also much more prolonged. Typically, edibles will take effect within one hour of consumption; the effects will last for up to four or five hours, depending on the strength.

Calculating dosage is fairly easy with these products because each edible represents one serving size and the dosage is always listed in the ingredients. Most gummies have concentrations ranging from 5 mg to 100 mg. For higher-dosage edibles, consumers who prefer moderate doses find that breaking the edible apart yields the best results.

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Topicals

CBD topicals include lotions and creams, balms and salves, therapeutic oils, and other products that are applied directly to the epidermis, or outermost layer of skin. Topicals are unique, in that the substance never comes in direct contact with the body’s endocannabinoid system; rather, the cannabinoids in CBD topicals bind with cannabinoid receptors in the epidermis. The result is a soothing sensation that is mostly isolated to the application area. People may use CBD topicals to relieve muscle or joint pain, or alleviate discomfort from burns, stings, and other injuries. Many topicals also contain antioxidants and moisturizers that can restore and replenish the skin.

Calculating dosage with topicals is tricky because the ‘serving’ size depends entirely on how much (or how little) is applied to the skin. Most CBD topicals sold today range in concentration from 250 mg to 1500 mg. People with severe pain or discomfort typically find that high-concentration topicals work best.

The table below summarizes typical dosing methods and amounts for the CBD products detailed above.

CBD ProductDosing MethodServing SizeTypical Concentration RangeTypical Dosage per Serving
TinctureSublingually using a dropper or mixed in with food/drinks1 mL100 mg to 5000 mg3.3mg to 166.67mg
Vape OilInhaled using a vape pen1 mL to 1.5 mL200 mg to 1500 mg6.6mg to 50 mg
Varies by inhalation method
EdibleIngested orally1 edible5 mg to 100 mg5 mg to 100 mg
TopicalApplied to the epidermisVaries by application preference250 mg to 1500 mgVaries by application preference

Can You Overdose on CBD?

CBD is considered non-toxic and the chemical produces very few side effects which, when they occur, are typically minor and non-threatening. Furthermore, a recent report by the National Cancer Institute – a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – notes that overdosing on CBD is virtually impossible, and the same is true of THC and marijuana. Per the report: “Because cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the brainstem areas controlling respiration, lethal overdoses from Cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur.”

The report also goes on to note that cannabinoids are considered much less addictive than other drugs, including prescription medications – though CBD consumers do develop a tolerance over time. CBD withdrawal symptoms may include insomnia, hot flashes, and nausea, but these symptoms are mild compared to withdrawal symptoms from other addictive substances.

That being said, CBD products are relatively new to the market and have not been extensively studied in terms of long-term health effects. It’s also important to note that consumers should only purchase and use CBD products from brands that submit their products to third-party testing organizations and publish the results of these tests online (typically on their website). A 2018 report from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) noted a spike in adverse reactions from CBD consumers in the state of Utah. A total of 52 cases were investigated. In many cases, the adverse reactions were linked to synthetically produced CBD products and/or products from brands that did not disclose ingredients or manufacturer information.

CBD consumers can protect themselves by only purchasing products from brands that provide third-party testing results, product ingredients, and information about the manufacturing process. We also urge consumers to refrain from using CBD products with synthetic components, as these have been linked to more cases of adverse effects; all-natural CBD products are widely available.

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Weed Gummies

Weed Gummies Recipe

How to Make Weed Gummies

Weed Gummies

Once you’ve mastered the basics of cooking with marijuana, like making weed butter or baking pot brownies, it’s time to move onto advanced techniques. Weed gummies are a popular choice because they fit in a little bag, they’re delicious, and their small size makes dosing a breeze.

You won’t be able to use your weed butter to make your weed gummies because your treats won’t set. Instead, you’re going to need a little tincture, which is a concentrated extract of cannabis, usually in the form of alcohol.

If you live in a state where medical marijuana is already legal, you’ll be able to skip an important step in this recipe: making your tincture. Just go to your dispensary, buy a few ounces of it, and then stop by the grocery store for your food needs and get started. But if you like doing things yourself, here’s how to make a marijuana tincture.

How to make tincture

Tincture

To make your tincture, you’re going to need time, weed, and booze.

You will need the following:

  • 1-quart jar
  • 1 oz of activated cannabis
  • Everclear, vodka, or vegetable glycerine if you don’t drink

Step 1: Activate your cannabis, also known as decarboxylating. Raw cannabis has no psychoactive components, which is why you need to cook or smoke it to get high. You won’t feel a thing just from eating a raw nug.

Preheat your oven to 225 degrees F. If your oven tends to cook hot, set it to 200 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and evenly line the tray with your ounce of broken up pot. Make sure it isn’t too crowded so the heat can evenly distribute. It’s OK to do this in two batches. Cook your pot for 50 minutes. If you’re in no hurry, set the over to 200 degrees F and cook it for a little closer to 80 minutes.

When your pot is done, you’ll notice its color will have significantly darkened. Congratulations. You’ve got activated cannabis.

Step 2: Fill your quart jar with your activated pot and then pour in your liquid, leaving about an inch of space at the top of the jar. We prefer to use Everclear, but vodka also works well.

Step 3: Put the lid on your jar, place the jar in a dark cabinet, and walk away. Leave it for at least two weeks or up to a few months if you want an absurdly potent tincture.

Step 4: Test your tincture after two weeks. If it’s strong enough, strain out the plant matter and pour your resulting mixture into dropper bottles. Put some on your tongue, in your tea, or, even better, make yourself some gummies.

Caution: Tincture is incredibly potent. It’s a concentrated form of cannabis with a very high THC level. Use caution with it and be responsible.

How to make weed gummies

Weed Gummies

You will need:

  • 1 ½ cups of 100 percent juice fruit juice (pulp is fine just make sure its 100 percent juice)
  • 4 tablespoons of gelatin (Unless you’re vegan, use grass-fed gelatin.)
  • 3 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 3-4 teaspoons of your tincture depending on how strong you want your gummies
  • Gummy molds (If you have Amazon Prime, there are plenty of options for under $12.)

Weed Gummies

Step 1: Put your juice in a medium sauce place over low-medium heat. You want your liquid to get warm, but you don’t want it to boil. When your juice is warm add your tincture.

Step 2: Add your gelatin, slowly whisking it into your mixture until it is thoroughly blended into the juice. If you see any grains keep whisking until it has dissolved completely.

Step 3: Taste your mix. If it isn’t sweet enough for your liking add raw honey, one tablespoon at a time until it reaches your ideal sweetness.

Step 4: Carefully pour your mixture into your gummy molds, cover them, and let them refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

Step 5: Take them out of your molds and marvel at what you have created. Eat one gummy, and wait an hour. This will give you a general idea of how strong each treat is for future dosing.

Step 6: Store your gummies in a sealed container in your fridge until you’re ready to eat them. For maximum effect, eat them within two weeks of making them.

You have now mastered the art of making your own homemade weed gummies. Remember, you can always take more, but you can’t take back a high you already have.

Weed Brownie

Weed Brownie Recipe

The best weed brownie recipe

A guide to eating and making delicious edibles.

Weed Brownie

Marijuana can be responsibly enjoyed in many forms, from vaporizing to smoking to topical lotions. But for many, the easiest method of dosing legal or medical marijuana is simply eating it and if done right, it can be delicious. Edibles offer a wide range of options, allow users to experience the effects of THC slowly, and they don’t require you to know how to smoke.

When it comes to marijuana edibles, there are some things you need to know before you get started. For starters, it’s important to remember that your body metabolizes THC differently than when you consume it by smoking or vaporizing it. Dosage may be smaller with an edible than with a traditional smoking method. The length of time it will take for an edible to metabolize in your system will depend upon how much you have eaten that day and your metabolism.

Because of this, it’s wise to start slowly when consuming pot brownies or any other form of marijuana edible. It’s always easy to eat more, but you’ll have to wait it out if you take too strong of a dose. When making your butter, the strain of marijuana you pick will impact the effect that your brownies will have. A Sativa strain will give you a more exciting creative and energetic feeling, while an Indica strain will make you more relaxed. Both strains can severely ruin your day if you eat too much of them.

Weed Brownie

The first real decision you need to make is whether to make weed brownies from a box or from scratch. When it comes to making pot edibles, we suggest making your treats from scratch. The quality will be higher, and frankly, you’ve already made a financial investment. Treat yourself and do it right. Box mixes also normally require you to use oil instead of butter.

How much weed for brownies?

The better question is how much weed should you use in making weed butter because that’s the real difference maker (and we’ll get to that shortly).

You wouldn’t be making pot brownies or cookies if you didn’t want to get high, but that doesn’t mean you want to get wrecked. If you want your butter to last longer or keep yourself from accidentally taking too much, use less butter. If your recipe calls for a 1/2 cup of butter, use 1/4 cup of your pot butter and 1/4 cup of standard butter.

This method is useful if you have friends who are snaky, might not think about dosage, or if you simply want to be able to enjoy a whole brownie without worrying about the dose. Just because a high is stronger doesn’t mean it’s better. Use your discretion.

Weed Brownie

How to make weed butter 

Call us old-fashioned, but we recommend using weed butter as opposed to different oils. There are too many variables at work with the oils, making it difficult to know what to expect when you’re finished. (If you disagree, well, you can just watch this how-to video of Martha Stewart and Snoop in the kitchen. Or you can wait until after your brownies have set in. It’s great either way.)

Weed butter is easy to infuse in a crockpot or standard stovetop pan. It takes time, effort, and the willingness for your home to smell like weed for a few hours. Also, you’ll need roughly an ounce of marijuana shake, a pound of unsalted butter, and a cheesecloth. We have a complete rundown and recipe for weed butter available here to help get you started. If you already have a favorite brownies recipe, you can just swap in this butter, and you’re good to go.

Weed brownies recipe

The recipe we have included for butter is a smooth and flavorful one, but you are still going to taste pot in your brownies. Depending on if you are bothered by that flavor or not, you may want to add frosting to your brownies at the end of the cooking process.

  • 1/2 cup of pot butter (Remember, if you want to make a weaker batch simply use a 1/4 cup of weed butter and a 1/4 cup of traditional unsalted butter.)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Grease a pan with cooking spray or by lightly coating a paper towel with cooking oil and rubbing it down. You want your pan to be around 8×8 or 9×9 inches, but if you don’t mind thinner brownies, a larger pan can work. Just make sure you check the brownies after 15 minutes instead of 25 or 30.

Mix your cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl and set it aside.

Weed Brownie

Melt your butter down in a saucepan until it is a liquid, being careful not to let it reach a boil. You want your butter melted but not hot.

Mix sugar and vanilla into the butter.

Weed Butter

Add your sugar, butter, and vanilla to the mixing bowl with your other dry ingredients, along with your eggs.

Beat the mixture in your mixing bowl until your mixture is velvety.

Pour the brownie batter into your baking pan.

Weed Brownie

Put your brownies in the oven, and let bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Play a record while you wait.

When your brownies are done, allow them to cool so you don’t burn your mouth. Serve them to friends you love dearly, and remember it’s unethical to dose your enemies.

Weed Brownie

If you choose to frost your brownies, feel free to use any major brand store-bought frosting. Any stoner can tell you that Better Crocker and Duncan Hines have been doing great work in the frosting field for years and deserve your support.

Just make sure marijuana is legal in your state or you have a prescription before you get started.

CBD Benefits

Benefits of CBD Oil

Benefits of CBD Oil

  1. Can Relieve Pain

Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters (4 Trusted Source).

For example, one study in rats found that CBD injections reduced pain response to surgical incision, while another rat study found that oral CBD treatment significantly reduced sciatic nerve pain and inflammation.

2. Nausea

Cannabis and cannabinoids such as CBD may also be helpful for people with cancer who experience regular nausea and vomiting, especially when this is due to chemotherapy.

However, the antinausea effect appears to come from THC in cannabis, rather than from CBD. People looking to try cannabis to reduce nausea should prepare themselves for the potential psychoactive effects of THC in prescribed cannabis products and discuss them with a doctor.

Many people find relief from low doses of THC. Prescription versions of synthetic THC that have fewer side effects are available.

3. May Reduce Acne

Based on recent scientific studies, CBD oil may help treat acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce sebum production.

One test-tube study found that CBD oil prevented sebaceous gland cells from secreting excessive sebum, exerted anti-inflammatory actions and prevented the activation of “pro-acne” agents like inflammatory cytokines (24 Trusted Source).

Another study had similar findings, concluding that CBD may be an efficient and safe way to treat acne, thanks in part to its remarkable anti-inflammatory qualities.

4. Could Benefit Heart Health

One recent study treated 10 healthy men with one dose of 600 mg of Hemprove CBD oil and found it reduced resting blood pressure, compared to a placebo.

The same study also gave the men stress tests that normally increase blood pressure. Interestingly, the single dose of CBD led the men to experience a smaller blood pressure increase than normal in response to these tests (34 Trusted Source). Researchers have suggested that the stress- and anxiety-reducing properties of CBD are responsible for its ability to help lower blood pressure. Additionally, several animal studies have demonstrated that CBD may help reduce the inflammation and cell death associated with heart disease due to its powerful antioxidant and stress-reducing properties.

While CBD does indeed appear to be a beneficial compound for many cancer symptoms, no scientific research suggests that CBD can be an effective cancer treatment. Cannabinoids and cannabis itself may have their place as a complementary treatment in some cases, for example, for people who need help managing chronic pain and nausea. People should always talk to a doctor before using CBD or any other compound during cancer treatment to ensure that it will not react with any of the medications that they are taking.

Manage Stress and Anxiety, Naturally:-

A daily regimen with CBD reduces your body’s natural stress response and stress hormones (bye Cortisol!).

Like a thermostat, Plant individuals CBD kicks in right after you would like it, transportation you into balance and a snug state. CBD helps our bodies and brain access and cut back the breakdown of necessary chemicals that we tend to manufacture like 5-hydroxytryptamine and anandamide (a.k.a the “bliss” molecule). The result’s a life full of a lot of joy and relaxation… and methodless stress.

Fighting cancer:-

Some researchers have found that CBD could persuade combat cancer.

Authors of a review revealed within the British Journal of Clinical medicine found proof that CBD considerably helped to forestall the unfold of cancer. The researchers conjointly noted that the compound tends to suppress the expansion of cancer cells and promote their destruction. They detected that CBD has low levels of toxicity. They necessitated any analysis into its potential as associate degree accompaniment to straightforward cancer treatments.

Hemprove CBD Oil drops are extremely effective, they are also very easy to take. You simply place a few drops under your tongue and they are instantly absorbed into your system. The exact consumption methods are written on the CBD oil package, and you should always consult these prior to taking CBD.

Great for skin problem :-

CBD Oil is great and effective for the skin problems. This oil is so effective for skin problem and other type of body problems. CBD oil is a amazing cure for the skin problem.

Reduce Depression :-

Depression or Chronic stress reduces levels of endocannabinoids in the brain leading to depression-like behavior. CBD can help increase levels of these endocannabinoids. CBD can help ways of Anxiety. Alleviate anxiety are numerous, and research is still ongoing to determine all the pathways of CBD effects. CBD can activate serotonin receptors, helping to balance serotonin levels, your body’s natural mood stabilizer. CBD, also increases anandamide, one of the body’s natural endocannabinoids. Known as the bliss molecule. Furthermore, low levels of anandamide, are associated with anxiety and depression.

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Weed Butter

Weed Butter Recipe

How to make weed butter 

Weed butter is easy to infuse in a crockpot or standard stovetop pan, but it takes time, effort, and the willingness for your home to smell like weed for a few hours. Also, you’ll need roughly an ounce of marijuana shake, a pound of unsalted butter, and a cheesecloth. We have a complete rundown and recipe for weed butter available here to help get you started. If you already have a favorite brownies recipe, you can just swap in this butter, and you’re good to go.

Weed Butter

Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form. While we’re still a long way from total legalization, enough of our fellow Americans can legally get high, so it’s well past time our culture stops being so precious about weed.

Instead, it’s time we talk about the important issues. It’s time we talk about how to make weed butter.

How to make weed butter

For far too long, weed edibles have been something of a joke outside of weed connoisseurs. In movies, they’re always treated as a weaponized form of getting high, and we’ve all heard the recording of the cop who ate too many brownies and thought he was going to die.

But here’s the thing: Weed edibles are fantastic if you use them responsibly. Your body metabolizes THC differently when eaten instead of smoked, which is why the effects of a marijuana edible can freak people out when they take too many. So, moderation, guys.

When it comes to edibles, weed butter is probably where you should start.

Weed butter recipe

Like many recipes, this one was handed down through word of mouth. I was taught it by a hippie in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who was traveling through when I was in college. I think his name was Jeff. That I can’t remember is a testament to the recipe.

It has been product tested in the kitchen (many times) and works wonderfully. For the best results, use a slow cooker, but a pot on the stove works if you watch it carefully.

You will need:

  • 1 pound of unsalted butter
  • 1 ounce of ground marijuana
  • several cups of water
  • cheesecloth
  • refrigerator-safe glass dish

Making weed butter

1. Turn your crockpot on low. If using the stove, turn your front burner on low and place a pot on the burner.

2. Add one cup of water and one pound of unsalted, pure dairy butter to your crock pot. Buy the best butter you can. Treat yourself. The water will help keep the temperature of your butter even and keep your weed from scorching and developing a bitter taste.

Weed Butter

3. One the butter starts to melt, add your ground marijuana. If you live in a state where pot is legal, go to your dispensary and buy the highest quality shake it has to offer. The goal shouldn’t be to get obliterated but to have a good time. To save money, save your premium flowers for smoking. Many dispensaries sell shake, even high-quality shake, at a discount, and it saves you time grinding up an ounce of pot.

Weed Butter

4. If using a crockpot, cover your pot and step away, checking your mixture every 30 minutes. Your butter will need to cook for eight to 16 hours, depending on how strong you want it. If you see the water start to completely evaporate, add another cup of water. Stir your mixture whenever you check on it. Reading good book will help pass the time.  If your pot is on the stove, stay next to it the whole time you’re cooking. Sorry. You should have used a crock pot. The good news is you’ll only need to let your butter and water mixture simmer for around three hours. Continue to stir occasionally, adding water when too much evaporates. The longer you let the butter simmer, the stronger the butter. Again, just make sure you stay next to the pot the whole time to ensure it doesn’t boil.

Weed Butter

5. When your mixture is done cooking pour it into a glass refrigerator safe container using a cheesecloth to strain out the plant matter. Pyrex is ideal, but use whatever you have around the house. The cheesecloth is nonnegotiable.

Weed Butter

6. Once you’re done straining, squeeze the cheesecloth to make sure you’ve drained out every last drop of that wonderful butter into your dish.

Weed Butter

7. Cover your dish with a lid or plastic wrap, place it in the refrigerator, and let it cool overnight. While your butter is cooling, the water will separate from the fat in the butter, raising the butter to the top of the dish and leaving the water at the bottom.

Once your butter has cooled, carefully cut around the edges of the butter and remove your now-solid goodness from the dish. Drain out all the water at the bottom, and then put your butter back in a new dry, airtight, sealable dish. Your butter should still look like butter, with perhaps a slightly green tint depending on how long you cooked it.

Congratulations, you took the first step to baking edibles! Your butter will last up to two months but will start losing potency after a few weeks. The good news is, that means you have an excuse to use it. Spread it on your toast, put it in your brownies, make cookies with it, go nuts. Just remember the secret of marijuana edibles: You can always eat more, but you have to wait to get less high. Give yourself a few hours before you even consider going back for seconds. You might be surprised at when and how your body reacts.

Remember, the body metabolizes THC differently, so a smaller dose can impact you harder than taking hits from a bowl or in other words, it’s OK to use half pot butter, half real butter in your recipes if you’re worried about losing your mind.

The Benefits of Solitude

Benefits of Solitude

The Benefits of Solitude, for Adults and Children
by JOY ORGANICS

The Benefits of Solitude
The Benefits of Solitude

By now, you’ve probably lost count of how many days you’ve been practicing social distancing in your household. You’re also probably starting to go a little stir-crazy (or maybe that already happened back on day two). While spending time at home can seem dull and unproductive, in reality there are a number of benefits to spending time alone.

If you are “quarantining” with your family, you may not be getting much alone time right now—perhaps not nearly as much as you would like. Or maybe you live alone, and the isolation is starting to take its toll. No matter your age or situation, take advantage of the stay-at-home order and spend some time in solitude.

The Benefits of Solitude for Adults

Whether you live alone or not, you should try to make some time for solitude. Recent reports have confirmed this suggestion. According to Forbes, there are many reasons why adults should spend some time alone.

Here are a few benefits of solitude:

  • Being alone increases empathy. When you are surrounded by people all of the time, it’s harder to spend time thinking about others and their feelings. As you become more in touch with your feelings while spending time alone, you’ll grow to understand others more, too.
  • Being alone improves productivity. Even with all of the fancy new coworking spaces popping up all over town, studies show that people actually work better when they are isolated and not distracted by others. So yes, it’s okay to shut your home office door and focus on your important tasks for the day. You’ll get your work done faster if you do it in solitude, anyway.
  • Being alone sparks creativity. You’ve heard stories about famous authors and painters getting away from the world to create their masterpieces. Now’s a great time to create your own personal artist’s retreat! After all, it’s rumored that Shakespeare wrote King Lear while he was quarantined from the bubonic plague. Think of all the great works of literature that are being written as we speak!

Perhaps the most important reason that adults should spend time in solitude, however, is that it allows us time to think for ourselves. According to Psychology Today, being alone “allows you to drop your “social guard,” thus giving you the freedom to be introspective, to think for yourself. You may be able to make better choices and decisions about who you are and what you want without outside influence.” If you’re contemplating a career move or trying to figure out what you want out of your next relationship, now’s the time to do it. If you spend time in solitude, you’ll know yourself better than ever when all of this is over.

The Benefits of Solitude for Children

While your children probably miss seeing their friends at school or playing at the local park, spending time alone can be good for them as well. Asking them to isolate themselves for a period of time each day may even help them to come out of social distancing better-behaved and more mature than when they went in.

  • Research shows that children who spend time alone have fewer behavior issues than those who do not. Time alone helps children learn to regulate their own thoughts and emotions and do better with independent school work. While you may need to help your kids with their school work as they dive into distance learning, carve out an hour or two per day for them to work independently as well. You will thank yourself later for it—and their teachers may thank you as well.
  • Harvard study found that spending time alone as children improves memory formation. This is true for both processing life events and for memorization exercises like learning to play an instrument.
  • Research also shows that spending time alone helps people develop more self-acceptance. Ensuring that your children spend time alone can help them foster better self-esteem in the long run, which could make it easier to cope with the trials of their teenage years and beyond.
  • Spending time alone teaches children to solve problems for themselves. As they grow up and enter high school and college, young people are often asked to complete tasks that require more independence. Time alone could help them be more successful. So really, it’s okay to give yourself(and your kids) a break from everyone for a while each day.

You can’t pour from an empty cup! During this time of staying at home, make sure you also take a few hours for yourself each day. When you start the day feeling recharged and ready because you are taking care of yourself, things will go more smoothly for everyone in the house.

Taking Full Advantage of Stay-At-Home Orders

You now know how advantageous it can be to spend time alone at any age—but what should you do during your solitary time? Read, journal, meditate, or even daydream about your future. Any of these activities will produce the desired benefits of spending time in solitude. The most important thing is that you are disconnecting from others(including via digital screens) and taking time for yourself.

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Marijuana Legalization in Canada

Cannabis in Canada is legal for both recreational and medicinal purposes. Medicinal use of cannabis was legalized nationwide on 30 July 2001 under conditions outlined in the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, later superseded by the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations,[1] issued by Health Canada and seed, grain, and fibre production was permitted under licence by Health Canada.[2] The federal Cannabis Act came into effect on 17 October 2018 and made Canada the second country in the world. After Uruguay, to formally legalize the cultivation, possession, acquisition and consumption of cannabis and its by-products.[3] Canada is the first G7 and G20 nation to do so.[4]

Cannabis was banned in Canada from 1923 until regulated medical cannabis became legal on 30 July 2001. In response to popular opinion,[5] the legislation to legalize cannabis for recreational use (Cannabis Act, Bill C-45) was passed by the House of Commons of Canada on 27 November 2017; it passed second reading in the Senate of Canada on 22 March 2018.[6] On 18 June 2018, the House passed the bill with most, but not all, of the Senate’s amendments.[7] The Senate accepted this version of the Act the following day.[8]

The federal government announced that recreational use of cannabis would no longer violate criminal law as of 17 October 2018.[9] This legalization comes with regulation similar to that of alcohol in Canada, limiting home production, distribution, consumption areas and sale times.[10] The process removed cannabis possession for personal consumption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act; while implementing taxation and strengthen punishment of those convicted of either supplying cannabis to minors, or of impairment while driving a motor vehicle.[11]

As of January 2019, on-line sales of cannabis for recreational use were well underway across Canada, via the provincial or territorial governments. Most provinces also had storefront operations selling cannabis, either operated by the government or private enterprise. The number of retailers is likely to remain limited, largely due to insufficient supply of legal cannabis from licensed producers.[12]

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History[edit]

The cover of Murphy’s 1922 book The Black Candle, that claimed “marijuana turned its users into homicidal maniacs.”[13]

Drug prohibition in Canada began with the Opium Act of 1908.[14] Historians often point to the 1922 publication of Emily Murphy‘s The Black Candle as the catalyst for the addition of the three extra drugs to a list of prohibited substances.[15] Murphy’s anti-drug screeds were widely read and helped spread the drug panic across the country, historian Catharine Carstairs disputes that the 7-page chapter, “Marahuana — a new menace” inspired the inclusion of cannabis as a restricted substance.[16][17]

Cannabis was made illegal when it was added to the country’s Confidential Restricted List in 1923 under the Narcotics Drug Act Amendment Bill after a vague reference to a “new drug” during a late night session of the House of Commons on 23 April 1923.[18] According to one government official, cannabis was outlawed after the Director of the Federal Division of Narcotic Control returned from League of Nations meetings where the international control of cannabis was broached.[19]:49 Cannabis did not begin to attract official attention in Canada until the later 1930s, and even then it was minimal;[19]:51 the first seizure of cannabis by Canadian police was not until 1937.[19]:48 Commercial cultivation of industrial hemp was forbidden in 1938.[20] Between 1946 and 1961, cannabis accounted for only 2% of all drug arrests in Canada.[19]:112

In the 1960s, cannabis began to rapidly increase in Canada. For the entire period of 1930–1946, the RCMP recorded only 25 cannabis arrests, but this rose to 2,300 cases in 1968, and to 12,000 cases in 1972.[21] In response to the increased popularization of marijuana and the increase in criminal charges against middle class citizens. The government formed the Royal Commission of Inquiry in the Non-Medical Use of Drugs, usually referred to as the Le Dain Commission, in 1969 to investigate the non-medical cannabis use in Canada.[22] The commission’s 1972 report recommended removing criminal penalties for cannabis possession, though not legalization, per se. While the subsequent two federal governments discussed the recommendation, no steps were actually taken to change legislation.[23]

In 2001, the country started a medical marijuana program, managed by Health Canada. The program originally offered people access to home grown cannabis or sales directly from Health Canada. This was replaced with new regulations that set up a more traditional commercial sector for cannabis cultivation and distribution in 2013.[24][25]

Steps to legalization[edit]

After he was elected Prime Minister in 2015, the first significant step that Justin Trudeau took was the creation of a federal-provincial-territorial task force to discuss a jointly suitable process for the legalization of cannabis possession for casual use. This Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation released a 106-page report to the public on 13 December 2016, with various recommendations. Those were provided for consideration by the federal and provincial governments, but they were not binding.[26] Sales for recreational use were not to commence until 1 July 2018, at the earliest, based on legislation (Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act) passed by the federal government in June 2018.[27]

The substance remains controlled: sold only at government licensed retailers, and grown only by licensed producers.[28][29] During the federal election campaign, the Liberals had promised “new, stronger laws” against sales to minors, driving while impaired, and sales through channels not specifically authorized to do so.[30]

Until 17 October 2018, cannabis remained illegal (except with a physician’s prescription, for medical purposes), as Trudeau reminded police forces across the country in late 2016. He insisted that they “enforce the law”: criminally charge illegal storefront dispensaries. Trudeau also explained that the intent of the legislation is not to encourage recreational use of cannabis. The intent is “to better protect our kids from the easy access they have right now to marijuana [and] to remove the criminal elements that were profiting from marijuana”, he told the Toronto Star on 2 December 2016.[31]

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CBD Explained

How CBD Works

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the molecules found in cannabis compounds. Unlike the more known THC molecule, CBD does not cause a high. It is a type of a cannabinoid, a chemical that binds to neuroreceptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Research is still being done to find how effective CBD is for treating mental illnesses, but the findings show potential for treating conditions like OCD, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder. It has been used successfully in controlling the frequency and severity of convulsive epileptic seizures. It may even help sufferers of autoimmune disorders by suppressing the immune system.

Cannabidiol can be extracted from two plants: marijuana and hemp. While these plants are closely related, hemp does not have anywhere near as much THC as marijuana, even though it can have similar levels of CBD. Cannabis can be bred in order to lower THC and have much higher levels of CBD.

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