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January 14, 2020 administrator

Today we are talking about the unforgettable smell of cannabis. Why does cannabis hit you in the face when it comes to its scent? Well, there’s actually a really simple explanation! That answer is terpenes! Terpenes are an organic compound found everywhere, from plants to insects! These aromatic almost resins have many effects on animals and humans. A cannabis plant terpenes are part of its self-defense from animals and to lure pollinators. I’m breathing deeply right now wishing I had some terps on me just typing this out. So there’s a couple of different terpenes we will be talking about today and will go into detail how they affect us. Terpenes also contribute to the entourage effect that cannabis has. There are over 200 different types of terpenes that can be located in cannabis.

So starting off our list of scents is a-PINENE. It has a strong pine smell and can also be found in basil and dill! It aids in asthma, ulcers, and cancer. It makes you alert helps retain memory and can counteract some THC. You can find this terpene in strains like Romulan, OG Kush, and Jack Herer.  When I lived in Texas pine trees were way more prevalent so a-PINENE holds fond memories for me.

Next, we have Myrcene an earthy and musky relaxing terpene. It is known for its couch lock effect. Used to treat insomnia and inflammation pain. This tasty terps can also be found in mango, lemongrass, and hops! Myrcene is heavy in strains like Roze and Blue Dream. 

Moving on we have Limonene a citrusy tangy terp. Providing mood elevation and stress relief, this terpene is used for anxiety and depression. Some strange strains with a high percent of Limonene include super lemon haze and sour diesel. You can find this same terpene in your fruit rinds, peppermint, and juniper. 

Coming up we have Beta-Caryophyllene. This terpene might surprise you with a kick! It’s spicy, peppery and clove tones make a really fun terpene. This brings stress relief so great for ulcers and pain. This hot terp can also be found in black pepper and cinnamon. Terpenes are everywhere! Find Beta-Caryophyllene in strains like Death Star, Girl Scout Cookies, and Candyland. 

Linalool is our next terpene a soft floral scent reminding us all of our favorite flowers. Sedative and mood-enhancing this terpene is sure to help you through a tough time assisting in depression, neurologic degeneration, and insomnia. You can find this beautiful terp in lavender. Strains like Grand Daddy Purp and Pure Kush have proven to have a high percentage of linalool. 

Our sixth most prevalent terpene is Humulene. A very Woody as well as earthy terpene that provides tons of anti-inflammatory goodies. Normally found in hops or coriander! It can be found in strains like Skywalker OG, White widow, and headband. This is a perfect terpene for those who have arthritis!

Our final most common terpene is going to be Terpinolene, which smells flowery, piney, and herbal! It is a sedative terpene, to say the least! At the same time, it’s used as an antioxidant! Who would’ve known! This terpene can also be found in nutmeg, tea trees, and apples, yum! You can find Terpinolene in Dutch Treat, SnowCap, and Shipwreck! 

Just like cannabinoids, terpenes have a slightly different effect on everyone. It is suggested that oneself explore many different terpenes found in cannabis to find your right terp for any occasion. The first sign of a good match would take place with a simple sniff test. Smell your bud before purchase and this will help you tremendously, also feel free to ask your budtender for a list of terpenes tested in your bud.

 

SOURCES:

Rahn, B. (2019, January 16). What Are Cannabis Terpenes and What Do They Do? Retrieved July 26, 2019, from https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/terpenes-the-flavors-of-cannabis-aromatherapy

 

BY: CANNACHRISSY, LLC

 


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January 1, 2020 administrator

In recent weeks, one of the most thought-provoking pieces of legislation to enter the mainstream consciousness is the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement Act. Better known as the MORE Act of 2019, the lengthy title is apt, effectively summarizing the main thesis behind the proposal.

 

Rather than view the cannabis sativa plant as a soft narcotic and a gateway to harder drugs, the MORE Act defangs old notions of stigma and criminality. Instead, it asks the stoic, staid machinery of Washington, D.C. to enter the realm of the 21st century.

 

It is both groundbreaking and completely pointless, depending on your perspective.

 

For the glass-half-full folks, the MORE Act of 2019 is a gamechanger. Under the proposal, marijuana would be de-scheduled at the federal level. Currently, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (colloquially known as the 2018 Farm Bill) federally legalizes industrial hemp and hemp-derivatives. However, the cannabis plant itself remains a Schedule I drug.

 

One of the historical reasons for the classification is that natural cannabis typically has an ample amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid (organic compound) that imposes a negative psychoactive impact, or a “high.” The Farm Bill facilitates the purchase of non-THC hemp derivatives, specifically defined as containing no more than 0.3% THC content.

 

The MORE Act of 2019 would do away with this confusing granularity by legalizing all cannabis products. And if passed, the bill would expunge prior convictions related to marijuana, potentially freeing up corrective institutional resources for truly detrimental and violent crimes.

 

Finally, the “O” in MORE opens an economic channel that previously didn’t exist. With increasing numbers interested in botanical products, revenue-making opportunities abound for states and jurisdictions that offer legal cannabis.

 

Of course, nothing is without criticism and the MORE Act of 2019 is no exception.

 

Weed Bill Draws Skeptics

 

Principally, the criticism that has been forwarded with the most frequency is that the MORE Act is merely a symbolic gesture. Aside from that, the proposal has no substance, all but guaranteed to die in the legislative machinery and perhaps eventually forgotten.

 

While the MORE Act is the first bill related to marijuana legalization approved by a congressional committee, the issue originated in the House of Representatives, a Democratic stronghold. With the measure passing to the Senate, which has a Republican majority, it is unlikely to move forward.

 

Further, we must appreciate political realities. President Trump ran an unexpectedly successful campaign based in large part on his “law and order” image. Thus, going soft on a contentious issue like full cannabis legalization could be detrimental to his reelection bid. After all, public opinion polls demonstrate that Trump is not the most popular president; thus, he needs to cater to his core conservative base.

 

Even if the MORE Act successfully became law against all odds, it wouldn’t necessarily mean cannabis for everyone. Individual states still reserve the right to impose their own measures, which could be more draconian than the federal standard. Since marijuana is not a Constitutional right, theoretically, states can limit how cannabis products is distributed in their jurisdiction (if at all).

 

Not surprisingly, critics and skeptics of the MORE Act have essentially derided the proposal as a distraction. With no realistic pathway to legalization, this measure simply adds more bureaucracy to the political machinery.

 

However, those who staunchly hold to this view are missing the bigger point.

 

Public Sentiment Rising

 

Not surprisingly, most Millennials and members of the younger Generation Z support marijuana legalization, often times passionately so. They grew up in a progressive environment that challenged established social mores.

 

Additionally, Millennials are more practical in how they see the world. For instance, moral values – which are inherently flexible – should not be the arbiter of cannabis laws if that same morality imposes hardships and unreasonable penalties on end-users.

 

What is surprising, though, is the comprehensive support for legalization that cuts across multiple demographic categories. According to an October 2019 Gallup poll, 80% of Millennials support marijuana legalization. But that sentiment has trickled over into older generations.

 

For instance, 63% of Generation X support legalization, whereas 61% of Baby Boomers likewise favor cannabis permissibility. Only what Gallup calls the “Traditionalist” generation – this category is many times referred to as the “Silent Generation” – do you find opposition (56%).

 

Still, let’s bring up an important wrinkle to the latter statistic. Among those 65 years and older, 49% favor legalization and 49% oppose it. Thus, even among the oldest demographics, you’ll likely find voices that are supportive of current cannabis initiatives.

 

Thus, those who consider the MORE Act as pure symbolism are ignoring the larger narrative: Millennials are making their first meaningful impact in the workforce, society and politics. Soon, Generation Z will join them.

 

And what do they all have in common? Aside from concerns about the environment, they’re united in botanical freedoms. Therefore, while the MORE Act may fall, it has opened up a Pandora’s box. Over the next several years, we’ll see a concerted front to support cannabis legalization at the federal level.

 

Indeed, the much-maligned green plant has already impacted the political spectrum favorably. Among Democrats, 76% support legalization, which again isn’t surprising. However, 51% of Republicans also support legalization. Technically, that’s a majority of what has been a staunch conservative and faith-based organization.

 

True, from an ideological angle, those who identify as “conservative” still oppose (50%) legalization initiatives. But the scale and magnitude of opposition has severely declined over the past decade. Only a few hardnosed holdouts remain among conservative circles. Very soon, a majority of conservatives will likely support legalization.

 

Looking Forward to 2020

 

With the political drama in Washington showing no signs of abating, 2020 virtually promises to be the most dynamic if not outright vitriolic election campaign in U.S. history.

 

Clearly, the American electorate has vital issues to vote on and they should do so with a sense of responsibility. And while marijuana legalization isn’t the most critical issue that we must face, it’s undeniably becoming an important one for millions of families.

 

At the core of the MORE Act of 2019 is the facilitation of individual liberties that have been denied for decades under dubious pretenses. While botanical enthusiasts swear by the underlying platform’s therapeutic benefits, that’s not the point here. Rather, people should have the choice to decide whether or not this platform is appropriate for them.

 

If so, the government has no ethical grounds in denying a knowledgeable, consenting adult to consume a botanical product.

 

Thus, cannabis advocates and end-users shouldn’t worry about the outcome of the MORE Act. This proposal merely reflected the sentiment of the American people today. Tomorrow, public opinion will surely and decisively shift favorably, finally making good on the original bill’s potential.


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December 1, 2019 administrator

By New Frontier Data

A: The legal cannabis industry continues to grapple with EVALI, the CDC’s working term for a raft of “e-cigarette or vaping, product use associated lung injuries” that have affected an identified 2,290 patients nationally and killed 47. With most cases involving illicit products in unregulated markets, both the CDC and the legal industry have strongly cautioned consumers against purchasing illicit cannabis products. The vape crisis has also cast a spotlight on the efficacy of the legal market’s standards and regulations to reduce public health risks like EVALI.

At a recent Revel event in New York City, a panel of industry leaders addressed some of the known causes of the vaping crisis, and suggested ways to identify and deploy safer vaping products for cannabis consumers.

As New Frontier Data’s Chief Knowledge Officer John Kagia noted while moderating a panel discussion about the role that vape products play in the overall cannabis market, their popularity has grown due to their portability and convenience. Vape sales were estimated to reach $4.9 billion in 2019, and account for roughly 29% of all legal cannabis sales.

Noting their rapid consumer adoption and the significant role that vape products play in the broader cannabis ecosystem, the panelists shared their insights regarding the causes of vape-related illnesses stemming from illicit THC cartridges, and suggestions for how to prioritize consumer safety.

Vitamin E acetate remains the leading presumed cause of EVALI.
While the specific cause or causes of EVALI remain undetermined and under investigation, the CDC has identified the presence of Vitamin E acetate in samples of lung fluids taken from individuals suffering from EVALI. Vitamin E acetate is a common additive in illicit and unregulated THC vape products.

Testing and certification of vape products is necessary to ensure that the cannabis being consumed is free of contaminants.
Mandatory testing of cannabis within regulated markets is designed to enforce safety standards. As such, consumers of legal products can be assured that those items that they are purchasing are safe for consumption and free of adulterants. A recent study by CannaSafe found that among 12 illicit vape samples, nine (9) contained Vitamin E acetate and all 12 contained pesticides. In contrast, none across 104 samples of licensed vape products contained Vitamin E acetate  and no pesticides were detected. Alarmingly, some of the illicit vapes comprised as much as 40% Vitamin E acetate, reflecting the illicit producers’ use of the oil to replicate the color and viscosity of high-quality cannabis oils.

Educational outreach – for consumers and policy makers alike – regarding the differences between the regulated and unregulated markets is necessary to reduce health risks.
Two key themes emerged from the evening’s discussion: education and advocacy. Consumers need to be educated both about the health risks associated with illicit vape products and the value-add of mandated product-testing. Recognizing risks from counterfeit products will help consumers to better appreciate the need for testing and certifying legal cannabis.

Likewise, industry stakeholders should continue to better engage with and inform policy makers about vital differences between legal and illicit products, and about the safeguards in place to protect consumers.

Ultimately, it remains incumbent upon industry participants to aggressively self-regulate through data-informed, scientifically sound processes to consistently develop safe products and deliver positive consumer experiences.


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November 28, 2019 administrator

Here are just a few Holiday Treat ideas you can find at any of our Euflora locations! 

The Rebel Edible caramels are the perfect treat for any sweet tooth! Be sure to check out all the flavor and dosage options with your local Euflora budtender. 

This is a brand new product called, PHYX! The PHYX comes in natural, lime, grapefruit and dragonfruit in 1:1 options. This is the perfect beverage for anyone looking to try cannabis but doesn’t want to overdo it on the first time. PHYX is also an amazing way to microdose. 

O.pen Vape offers an array of microdose disposable pens and cartridges. Whether you prefer a sativa, hybrid, or indica there’s a choice for everyone! 

This treat is one you should be sure to grab while visiting Euflora in the coming months due to the fact that this Incredibles Pumpkin Pie Delight Bar is a limited edition item! So, if you’re a fan of the PSL be sure to give the fall bar a try! 

It wouldn’t be the Holiday season without the option of an amazing beer to pair with all the dinners ahead. But for this holiday season, we say ditch the typical brew and try Ceria Brewing’s THC de-alcoholized beer! 


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October 3, 2019 administrator

Your sleep is important and can change the way you act. That is why this month we have a guest blog from Chrissy Calain aka Cann Chrissy outlining all THC/CBD night time products we have to offer. 

Today I’m featuring all my favorite sleepy time products! Indica’s are my absolute favorite so whether you’re an indica gal like me or just want some help with unwinding at the end of the day these products are for you!

1906 Midnight chocolates are first on my list because who doesn’t love a good 1:1 chocolate. 1906 states that their Midnight chocolates are, “an all-natural sleep aid. It is 1906’s best-selling product, and there is a good reason: it really works. It’s become legendary among cannabis-industry professionals as the best sleep aid on the market, both in dispensaries and mainstream pharmacies. Midnight is a highly targeted blend of sleep-inducing plant medicines and relaxing cannabis that promotes deeper and more restful sleep. The best part is that it’s non-habit forming and does not have the drowsy hangover effects of other sleep aids. We put exhaustive research and refinement into this formulation because sleep issues are one of the most prevalent health problems Americans face, and frankly, we felt that the options widely available were just not good enough”.

1906 continues, “Midnight’s key ingredient, corydalis, has been used for millennia and works in several crucial ways. It helps you fall asleep because of its sedative properties, and it helps you stay asleep because it targets body pain and tension, including acute, inflammatory, and neuropathic pain. We receive letters every week from people who have had their lives transformed by Midnight. If you suffer from insomnia, please have faith, and give this a try. When taking Midnight, it’s very important to be READY FOR BED. Within 15 minutes, you will feel the effects. Take no more than two chocolates (please start with just one), relax, and let Midnight gently carry you into dreamland”.

Also, Magnetic Magazine claimed the 1906 Midnight Chocolates were so amazing they, “…quickly drifted off to sleep in minutes, much less than 15. For someone with occasional insomnia, midnight definitely helped”.

Pulled taffy and Saltwater Taffy are my favorite and I am a huge fan of the Dixie Pulled Taffies so this was an obvious Indica grab.

Dixie states their Bursts, “are an assorted pack or three fruity flavors that are sure to make any situation shine a little brighter. The mango, blue raspberry, and strawberry taffies are bursting with flavor and are the ultimate discreet dosing edible. Individually wrapped, you can take them anywhere your adventure takes you.”

Lemon Lime is a rare flavor for Indica gummies but is definitely my favorite type of gummy to consume, so when I saw these I had to give them a try.

iHeartJane claims that the “district edibles [are] a quality, artisan crafted edible line. All edibles are created in small batches, with Ultra-premium CO2 extracted cannabis oil. Consumers will feel the difference in the quality and consistency of our products so you can really redefine your high!”

Escape Artist is not only one of my favorite brands but one of my favorite sleepy time products from Euflora. The Lavender relief cream is not only fast acting and absorbing but also has an extra relaxing component from the lavender scent. Lavender is known for its linalool terpenes that are often found in many calming cannabis strains.

The NYT explains how in a study where, “they exposed mice to linalool vapor, wafting from filter paper inside a specially made chamber to see if the odor triggered relaxation. Mice on linalool were more open to exploring, indicating they were less anxious than normal mice. And they didn’t behave like they were drunk, as mice on benzodiazepines, a drug used to treat anxiety, or injected with linalool did.”

The NYT Continues on how, “the linalool didn’t work when they blocked the mice’s ability to smell, or when they gave the mice a drug that blocks certain receptors in the brain. This suggested that to work, linalool tickled odor-sensitive neurons in the nose that send signals to just the right spots in the brain — the same ones triggered by Valium.”

Escape Artists states their, “Fast Relief Cream is a concentrated, highly bioavailable formula designed to deliver our blend of pure cannabinoids quickly to areas needing relief”.

I’ve been eyeing these beauties for some time now and I thought this blog would be the perfect excuse.

Stratos explains how their, “sleep tablets are thoughtfully formulated with the highest quality Indica strain-type THC to provide a calm body high.  When the winks won’t come, simply reach for STRATOS and dream a little dream. The only active ingredient in each tablet is cannabis oil. The effects are derived using the whole plant, strain-type specific CO2 oil extraction. Stratos tablets are formulated to maximize the absorption of the cannabinoids into the body quickly and effectively. On average, the user’s experience is felt within thirty minutes and often lasts between six and eight hours. Available in medical bottles of 300mg, and 500mg. Available in recreational bottles of 75mg and 100mg”.

I was pleasantly surprised by how quick they kicked in to end my night. They’re super subtle and not too, “in the couch” but it was like a nice warm blanket to add to your evening to make everything extra cozy and calming. 

 


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August 7, 2019 administrator

CBD stands for cannabidiol which happens to be one of the main active ingredients in cannabis. CBD is derived from hemp plants whereas traditional flower you buy in your Euflora dispensary comes from a cannabis plant.

One of the common misconceptions with CBD is that it gets you high. CBD is completely nonpsychoactive; psychoactive means a substance that affects the mind. The World Health Organization, states “in humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”1 Another thing that is unlike your typical flower is that it is legal in all 50 states. While cannabis is still in the process of being nationally legalized, CBD is legal in all 50 states; with individual laws per state so be sure to check them!

Currently, there are a ton of misconceptions and misinformation about CBD; for good reason. The CBD market at the moment is fairly unregulated, but since being federally legalized the FDA has made an effort to regulate it. Now, this takes time so when you choose to buy CBD make sure you’re getting it from a reputable source or dispensary to assure you’re getting pure CBD oil rather than some random extract.

So what does CBD do for the body? To give one example the FDA just approved a medicine called, “Epidiolex” which is an “oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older.” Other than that CBD may be used for insomnia, loss of appetite, pain management, etc but this has yet to be backed by any major organization with the credibility of any human studies.

In conclusion, there is still a lot of work and research to be done for CBD but, the good news is that scientists have already found so many benefits for those with seizures, which will hopefully soon open doors for further research. Also, always be sure to do your research and never hesitate to ask your budtender about any products in our stores that contain CBD!

https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-drug-comprised-active-ingredient-derived-marijuana-treat-rare-severe-forms

 


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August 2, 2019 administrator

Euflora Recreational Marijuana has expanded into their first California venture with an
adult use/recreational location in Long Beach. Open now, the new Euflora location is
situated at 1147 E South St. boasting a unique cannabis shopping experience.

Over $5 Million has been spent with over $5.4 Million in licensing and a $1 Million
dollars in renovation costs, the space has been transformed into a cannabis oasis for
your shopping pleasure.

With 6 locations in Colorado, Euflora has been dubbed the “Apple Store of Cannabis” by
CBS, showcasing their technology driven business model in every aspect of shopping.
IPads accompany all strains and report on their potency, genotype and parent clones as
well as allow the customer to receive text messages when a special is running on their
favorite edible. Euflora has sold over $100 Million in cannabis products in Colorado
since its conception in 2014.

Providing a plethora of greenhouse grown cannabis, concentrates and edibles of all
kinds, the new Long Beach location will provide the same customer service and support
Euflora lovers have come to know and love. All who are 21+ are welcome to browse
seven days a week form 9 am to 10 pm. Delivery will soon be available to Long Beach,
Lakewood, Paramount, Signal Hill, Seal Beach, Bellflower, Cerritos, Los Alamitos,
Downey, South Gate. Lynwood, and Norwalk.
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Contact:
Euflora LLC
(314) 629-4502
EufloraLongBeach@gmail.com
EufloraCA.com


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May 19, 2019 administrator

The past few years have shown a remarkable increase in tolerance to medical marijuana. It’s something that’s been made legal in more and more states, and we’ve seen plenty of new things added to the MMJ conditions lists. In April 2019, there was some big news for everyone in Colorado. Governor Jared Pois signed a bill that officially meant medical marijuana was approved for autism. In essence, patients suffering from this disorder can now use medical marijuana to treat it. 

This move came on World Autism Awareness Day, which was a very fitting way of marking the occasion. If you, or someone you know and care about, suffers from autism, then you know all too well how hard it is to treat. Traditional medication doesn’t do a whole load of good, which means many people are left to suffer in silence. Thankfully, things are going to change for anyone with autism in Colorado thanks to this new bill. 

How can autism patients use medical marijuana?

Naturally, the approval of medical marijuana for autism means that people can head to a licensed dispensary and get their hands on the good stuff.  Of course, smoking medical marijuana is not recommended for children suffering from this condition. But, for adults, it’s seen as a good treatment option – and we’ll talk more about how it helps later on. 

Moreover, the move to approve medical marijuana means that a range of cannabis products can now be accessed with ease as well. Parents of children with autism have long been campaigning for this bill as they believe cannabis oils and other products are proven to treat lots of symptoms and help stimulate their child’s brain patterns. It gives them access to an alternative treatment idea that doesn’t include harmful chemicals or drugs that can cause other problems for autism patients.

What are the main benefits of this bill?

Previously, gaining access to medical marijuana products was harder for people wanting to use them to treat autism. It wasn’t impossible, but it was often very costly. The underlying problem is that autism can’t ever be cured. It’s not a condition like chronic pain that could go away after supplementing medical marijuana and trying other treatments as well. So, it’s something that requires constant treatment. As such, this makes it incredibly expensive for anyone that wants to enjoy the benefits of medical marijuana. 

However, the new bill that’s approved medical marijuana for autism is changing that. Now, people can actually go to their doctor and get a Medical Cannabis Card. Autism is now an approved condition in Colorado, so you can now get this card – which you were unable to have access to before. 

How does this benefit you? Well, it benefits children with autism first and foremost.  Any autism patients below this age wouldn’t have access to this treatment until now. With a Medical Cannabis Card, it allows dispensaries to provide medical marijuana to people under the age of 21. As such, it opens the door to treatment for people who previously couldn’t get it. 

Not only that, but it makes medical marijuana and cannabis products more affordable as well. Here in Denver, we get the benefit of tax breaks offered by the state. This means that anyone with a Medical Cannabis Card won’t have to pay the 10% retail marijuana tax or the 15% excise tax. That’s a total of 25% of taxes that you no longer need to pay, which adds up to lots of savings over time. In essence, healthcare becomes more affordable for people suffering from autism in this state. 

Lastly, by having one of these cards, it also allows patients to access higher potency limits as well. You can now get stronger stuff that might elicit a better response. Before medical marijuana was approved for autism, there were restrictions in place. But, now that it’s on the MMJ list in Colorado, you can get your medical card and enjoy stronger strains! 

How does medical marijuana help people with autism?

Autism is one of the most complex health conditions in that patients can endure different experiences. Various types of autism fit into the autistic spectrum, which is why it’s hard to treat the condition. Different people end up with different symptoms and struggle with various things. Plus, as we mentioned earlier, it’s not a condition you can cure – but it can be treated.

Treating autism will help patients cope with some of their worst symptoms. As a result, it lets them live a better life without certain things holding them back all the time. One of the most common signs of autism is that you struggle to really hold yourself in social situations. But, with the right treatment from an early age, people struggling with autism can find ways to adapt and get more comfortable around other people. 

So, where does marijuana come into all of this?

Well, it’s proven that marijuana can be used to treat a variety of health conditions – many of which are side effects of suffering from autism. For example, a lot of people on the autistic spectrum suffer from severe anxiety. This stems from a lack of social skills, which ultimately makes them feel very anxious and worried about social situations. The effects of anxiety can linger beyond these interactions, meaning someone with autism suffers from it regularly. But, because of the way cannabis interacts with receptors in your brain, this helps calm the symptoms of anxiety. In fact, many parents have proclaimed that their autistic children benefitted from medical marijuana as it really helped tackle their anxiety issues. 

Not only that, but it’s believed medical marijuana and cannabis products can help calm down children with autism as well. There’s a famous case of a boy named Dylan whose parents gave him cannabis oil and saw that his condition improved dramatically. He was a lot calmer, less angry, and easier to talk to and get along with. 

Furthermore, a lot of parents that have autistic children say that marijuana has helped control their behavior. It’s led to a reduction in behavior that causes injuries to the child. This largely comes from its ability to regulate their mood and prevent them from doing rash things that will ultimately cause them harm. 

Lastly, there are strong links between cannabis and sleep regulation. Specifically, it’s shown to help improve the quality of your sleep. The properties of cannabis allow people to relax and drift off into a pleasant and restful sleep. For people with autism, sleep issues are relatively common. A lot of people believe this comes from an overactive mind that keeps them up at night by overthinking about different things. In fact, if we go back to the point about anxiety, then this can also cause sleepless nights. But, using marijuana to regulate sleep can lead to improved moods as well. 

Ultimately, there have been calls for medical marijuana to get approval for autism for many years. Parents were especially adamant that it helps, and they wanted to make it legal and more affordable for their children. By treating this condition from a young age, it allows a child to grow up with more control over it. In essence, they aren’t as adversely affected by it as they would be without any treatment. Perhaps the main reason marijuana is seen to help autism is that it’s very much a condition that affects the brain. People with autism think differently and process things differently to others. This is why a lot of patients exhibit almost genius-level intellect or find it easy to understand complicated things beyond their years. Due to the very nature of cannabis and the way it interacts with brain receptors, it can target the mind and lead to positive results. 

How do you get medical marijuana for autism? 

After hearing the news and seeing that this bill was passed, you’re probably keen to take advantage of it and finally get medical marijuana to treat autism. But, how can you do this?  Yes, you have to book an appointment with your doctor, and yes, you will have to go through the lengthy meeting. But, the good news is that autism is now on the county’s MMJ conditions list, so you – or your child – should be approved. With this card, you will enjoy the tax benefits offered by the state, making marijuana cheaper.

Make no mistake about it, this new bill is huge news in the cannabis world. So, if you live in Denver and need treatment for autism, you can enjoy the benefits of medical marijuana. 


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April 23, 2019 administrator

Experts have done a lot of study on medical marijuana and its uses. With these revelations, cannabis concentrates are gaining popularity because not only are they easy to carry but also convenient to use.

As marijuana has become legal in a lot of states, cannabis concentrates have gained popularity as well. Medical marijuana patients are turning to concentrates for their pain-relief. It is also an economical and fast-acting solution. Cannabis concentrates are more condensed than loose leaf cannabis, which is why medical marijuana patients prefer to use them with a vaporizer. Those patients, who need powerful medicine with pain relief, are recommended to use concentrates as they are much more efficient.

Before we tell you more about the many cannabis concentrates, you need to know more about concentrates.

What Are Concentrates?

Cannabis concentrates are extracts that are derived from cannabis. They contain concentrated amounts of the psychoactive compound THC and other cannabinoids and terpenes.

The concentrate products are extracted from the plant with the help of solvents like CO2 or ethanol. After the completion of the extraction, we are left with a condensed product comprising a powerful dose of medicine.

In short, Cannabis concentrates are the products that have the cannabinoids and terpenes, minus the unnecessary plant material. Small amounts of concentrates have more cannabinoids and terpenes as compared to dried flowers. Most of the flowers have 15-20% of THC, while concentrates contain 80-90% of THC.

Concentrates contain what is within the plant. In case a plant has any pesticides, they will also become concentrated. This is why you should always buy concentrates from a reliable source, a brand that makes concentrates from plants that are pesticide free. Concentrates made from organically grown cannabis are the best, like LotusLand Cannabis Club for reliable cannabis products.

Concentrates exist in a lot of cannabis products including edibles, oils, and tinctures. Cannabis concentrates can be highly potent as they contain strong doses of cannabinoids. You can also consume them in their purest form with dab rigs and vaporizers.

What Are The Different Types Of Concentrates?

There are different types of concentrates available in the market. We have written down some common cannabis concentrates below.

  • Shatter

Shatter concentrate is probably the most popular form of cannabis extracts. Its consistency is like a colored piece of glass (hence the name shatter), which makes it easy to handle. Shatter is available in parchment paper because of its sticky form. This extraction is not safe for any DIY projects. You need to eliminate the solvent before you can safely consume the concentrate.

Shatter is in a solid form, and that is why it is hard to work with. You can use the final product with the help of dab rigs, vapes, and bongs.

 

  • Crumble

The texture of a crumble concentrate fits its name. You can easily handle it with your hands as it crumbles. It is advised that you keep the crumble in a sealed container at a cool place. However, storing crumble using parchment paper is not recommended. A silicone or a glass jar would be better suited for the purpose.

 

  • Rosin

Rosin doesn’t use any solvents, which makes it a different kind of concentrate. It is also the most natural extract that you will get your hands on. Rosin is created by squeezing the dry cannabis buds with the help of heat and pressure. This process is done with an industrial press but some people make it at home with the help of a hair straightener. A popular method of using rosin is by applying it to the outside of a joint.

 

  • Wax

We all know what wax is. However, we are talking about the wax that is a sticky form of cannabis concentrate. Wax is extremely sticky and is sold in small containers or glass jars. Because of its sticky nature, wax can be messier to handle if you don’t have any dabbing tools.

 

  • Cannabis Oil

Cannabis oil is famous for a lot of benefits. One of them is its effectiveness in body massage as it relieves any muscle pains. Cannabis oil is available in vaporizer pens. The cannabis oil is often made by CO2 or Butane, which makes its texture runny.

 

  • Budder

Budder concentrate is very much like wax but has opaque taffy-like texture. Most of the people opt for budder because of its tasty smoke. It is not as solid as shatter and it is more like wax, which makes it much easier to use. You can use budder by putting it in a bong or a pipe. You can also add it to a joint or blunt, like most of the other concentrates.

 

  • Tinctures

Tinctures use decarboxylated cannabis and are stored in a jar with alcohol. This mixture is stored for many weeks before it is strained and consumed. Tinctures are in a liquid form, in the color green, and have all the good stuff that has been extracted from the plant. Tinctures look like oil but are not the same. Tincture may be a concentrated form of CBD. However, the CBD is added in a small amount of distilled alcohol.

 

 

  • Live Resin

Live Resin is extracted from live plants and contains a higher percentage of terpene profiles as compared to other concentrates. While other cannabis concentrates use dry plants, live resin uses the aroma of living plants and converts it into a flavorful extract. The production process of live resin demands more work, which is why it is also a little bit more expensive.

 

The extraction method of live resin is complicated and as mentioned earlier, requires laboratory equipment. It is not something you can do at home and it is better to get live resin from a dispensary.

  • Hashish

Hashish is the most well-known cannabis concentrate. Hashish, or hash, is a cannabis concentrate that is created by separating trichomes from the plant material. After that, the resin is formed into a coherent mass. Some types of Hashish are Bubble Hash, Lebanese Hash, Super Nepalese Hash and Moroccan Slate Hash.

 

You can either smoke hashish or consume it in the form of an edible. If you don’t want to smoke it, then the latter option would suit you. A very common way of taking it is in brownies, which are called hash brownies. If you want to smoke it, you can roll it into a joint with some tobacco. You can also smoke it with a pipe or a hookah.

  • Kief

Kief is also sometimes called as pollen or dry sift. It is a powdery substance that is made from the resin glands of the cannabis bud. Kief consists of pure trichomes, hence, it is considered super potent. Kief always contains some plant particles, so it is not always 100% pure. Hash is also made from kief. You can sprinkle the kief in a joint or mix it with weed. Apart from that, you can also consume it with a hookah and pipe.

 

We hope this article provided you with everything you needed to know about concentrates! They are safe if used under the administration of experts, like you can find at our newest store in Aspen and they can be used to deal with many health problems like migraines, nausea, body aches, arthritis and more. Stay safe!


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March 15, 2019 administrator

For the second year in a row, Euflora Recreational Marijuana is hosting the Mile High 420 Festival!

On Saturday April 20th , thousands of Denverites, cannabis enthusiasts, and activists will convene in Denver’s Civic Center Park for the biggest 420 Festival yet! After a truly successful 2018 festival, Euflora Dispensaries secured their place to host the 2019 event by teaming up with Osiris Marketing Management and will showcase live music from both local and international acts.

The 2019 Mile High 420 Fest will kick off at 10 am and will reach its pinnacle at 4:20 pm with performances by Jermaine Dupri and Atlanta’s very own T.I. The event will conclude at 6 pm.

Security will be the first priority this year to ensure all guests safety. No bags of any kind will be permitted on site so plan accordingly. Please be sure to plan for any weather as this event is rain or shine.

For more information please visit milehigh420festival.com or the Mile High 420 Festival Facebook or Instagram page.


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