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Welcome To Women-Only Weed Camp; Time For Fat Blunts And Radical Self-Love

The “Wellness Tourism Industry,” as marijuana festivals are euphemistically categorized, is an emerging trend among those looking to get away from their home lives. The Seattle Times explains that besides food and “healing-focused trips,” traveling for weed has become one of the top reasons for people to go on a getaway. Cannabis vacation destinations have…

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This Is What It’s Like To Be High When You’re Blind

There are as many experiences of being high as there are individuals, and people’s physical differences can mean that they encounter a completely altered version of what another person sees. For those with partial or total blindness, getting stoned can be a rather different experience than it is for those with full sight. Depending on…

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Strangely Enough, New Research Suggests That Weed May Be Addictive

New research from Brigman Young University suggests that prolonged cannabis use may alter brain chemistry and lead to addiction. The study investigated the effects of THC saturation on GABA cells that are critical to the brains reward circuit, that until now have been understudied. The results could be troubling for cannabis enthusiasts, but they’re not exactly definitive.…

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Suburban Moms That Smoke Weed Do More Than Hotbox Minivans 

Like most North American mothers, Nicolette, a 31-year old healthcare administrator juggles the workload of a job and motherhood. After a day of work and patience-testing traffic, the family prepares dinner, enjoys some quality time together, and like most households, a taxing bedtime routine. Once her kids settle into bed, she finally has time for herself.…

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Science Says Driving While High Is Maybe Not That Bad Of An Idea

One in three teens thinks using cannabis and driving is legal, according to a new study. Out of 2,800 teens surveyed, 33 percent said driving under the influence of marijuana is legal in green states. More than 20 percent said it’s common among their peers. Surprisingly, perceptions of parents weren’t that different (1,000 were surveyed).…

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If You Want To Eat More And Lose Weight, Smoke Weed, Says Science

Legalizing cannabis, a substance notorious for driving cravings of Cheetos, cookies, and chips, seems a dangerous prospect for a country already struggling with the highest obesity rate in the world. Scientifically, there is at least some evidence to support the old trope about weed enthusiasts’ insatiable craving for munchies. But other studies have shown that…

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The Number Of Opioid-Addicted Babies Is Steadily Rising

They are the opioid epidemic’s littlest victims, and their stories are heartbreaking. For infants born to opioid-addicted mothers, the first few moments in this world can be horrifying, but the effects can also follow these children to their homes. The condition is known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), and its effects can be absolutely chilling.…

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