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Do you like weed? Do you like candy? Then you’ll love weed candy.
As the legality of marijuana production and consumption continues to expand, so too do the methods by which cannabis enthusiasts partake. Joints, bongs, spliffs, blunts, thai sticks, vaporizers, dabbing—they’re all becoming more and more popular as new consumers enter the market.
But all these methods require that you ingest the wacky weed by burning it and inhaling the smoke. What if you don’t want to smoke? What if you can’t smoke for various medical reasons? Are you left “not high” and dry? Thankfully, the answer is no. There is another option: weed candy.
We’re all familiar with the “special brownie,” but cannabis-infused edibles come in so many more varieties: cookies, drinks, pills, snacks, spreads, and even candies. Here are all the gooey details on this tasty treat.
Weed Candy: A Great Alternative To Smoking
As already mentioned, weed candy is a great alternative for those who can’t smoke or don’t want to smoke. Those on supplemental oxygen can still get the benefits of marijuana without the risk of explosion and death.
Similarly, patients suffering from eating disorders, digestive disorders, and nausea due to chemotherapy can find relief from their symptoms by directly ingesting the low doses of cannabidiol (CBD) found in high-CBD/low-THC cannabis candy.
Another great reason people choose to consume their cannabis via candy is because it’s more discreet. No smoke. No smell. No coughing. No open flame. You can get your fix wherever you are, whenever you want.
One interesting effect of getting your cannabis via candy—and one that many people prefer—is that the effects last for quite a bit longer compared to smoking. This is because the candy, and the cannabis it contains, must first be digested.
Smoking/inhaling, on the other hand, is a much faster process because the smoke moves directly through your lungs into your bloodstream without the need for intermediary steps.
Different Types Of Weed Candy
Variety is the spice of life, and consuming cannabis candy is no exception. Weed candy takes many forms. The most popular of which are lozenges (like Jolly Ranchers), lollipops (food on a stick is always better), and gum.
The type of candy you choose will depend on your situation. For office workers, class attendees, and those concerned about appearances, the lozenge is the most discreet. At other times, a nice lollipop or piece of gum can really liven up a slow afternoon.
Weed Candy For The 21st Century
Advances in cannabis technology have yielded some pretty cool stoner stuff. But few reach the level of nanoencapsulated THC. Too much of a mouthful for you? Just call it Nanobidiol™ for short.
Nanobidiol is made using a cutting-edge process that minimizes each THC molecule and then surrounds it with a special membrane that gives the THC some pretty unique qualities. Nanobidiol is not only smaller than regular THC, but it’s also more water-soluble. This decrease in size and increase in water solubility makes the THC more bioavailable.
That means you’ll feel the head high in 2-10 minutes (6 times faster than other weed candy on the market)! You won’t have to wait an hour or more like you do with other edibles.
Impacts Of Weed Candy On Your System
The impacts of weed candy on your system can be thought of in terms of speed and duration.
Smoking your marijuana is like a drag race: Its effects are felt almost immediately, but they’re over just as quickly. Cannabis candy is like a NASCAR race: The experience, though still great, takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to get going. In addition, the effects of marijuana candy tend to last quite a bit longer (from 2-6 hours) because the cannabidiol is slowly digested in the stomach.
Who Can Benefit From Weed Candy
The benefits of weed candy are wide-ranging. Individuals suffering from both acute and chronic disorders can find relief inside a marijuana candy.
Those suffering from chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, insomnia, nausea, muscle inflammation, nervous system disorders, and muscle spasms can benefit from the way marijuana candy is processed into the body.
Individuals who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders like Crohn’s Disease are especially benefited by marijuana candy and other edibles. This is because Crohn’s Disease is an autoimmune disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Marijuana candy can deliver cannabinoids directly to the site of the disorder and provide much-needed relief.
Quality Concerns Regarding Weed Candy
Quality is always a concern when it comes to marijuana. Whether you get your fix by smoking or ingesting, you should at least verify the quality of the product you’re consuming. As it applies to weed candy, it’s important to keep a few simple things in mind.
This can mean that trace amounts of allergens (gluten, nuts, pet dander, lactose) can find their way into the marijuana candy. For people allergic to these things, major problems can occur and interfere with the healing effects that the marijuana candy offers.
Similarly, there is no way to determine the quality of the cannabis used in the cannabis candy. Because the cannabis is hidden in the mix, it’s very easy for candy companies to dispose of reject marijuana that can’t be sold for smoking.
It’s not always possible, but purchasing a marijuana candy that has been lab-tested for potency and contaminants is preferable. At the very least, it’s important to get your marijuana candy from a trusted source.
The local dispensary that you’ve frequented for a number of years is a good place to start. If they don’t already sell marijuana candy, they might be able to find a reputable supplier.
Where To Start
If you’ve never tried weed candy before, we suggest that you purchase a piece or two from a trusted source and see what you think. If you like the taste and the effects it produces, you could then try cooking up your own batch of marijuana candy.
As with every other method of cannabis consumption, the important thing is that you enjoy the ride. So don’t stress about whether oral uptake is better than gastrointestinal or pulmonary. Just try a variety of delivery systems and go with your favorite.
The Best Weed Candy Comes From High-Quality Cannabis
Weed candy can come from any strain and be of any quality. It can be headies, beasters, mids, or regs of Blue Dream, Chemdog, Yoda OG, Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, or any of the more than 700 existing strains.
The best weed candy, however, comes from high-quality, organic buds. For a truly righteous weed candy experience, we recommend only using a high-quality variety (headies or beasters) of your favorite strain. It will make the experience so much better.
With a good quality organic strain, you’ll need less candy to experience the same effects. A little will go a long way.
You may have to pay a bit more for weed candy made from a high-quality extract, but you’ll be much happier with how you feel when you use it.
So don’t settle for an inferior weed candy. Get some made from the best buds on the planet and experience cannabis and candy the way it was meant to be.
About the Author
Anthony Franciosi also known as Ant, is an honest to goodness farmer whose fingers are as green as the organic cannabis he grows. He is the proud founder of Honest Marijuana Co.– an all natural, completely organic marijuana growery in Colorado. The company is a pioneer in the industry, using Earth-friendly recyclable tin cans with pure nitrogen to ensure only the highest level of integrity and quality, launching Honest Blunts, the first organic hemp-wrapped, machine-rolled cannabis blunts as well as inventing the patented Nanobidiol™ Technology, which reduces non-water-soluble substances like cannabinoids into a nano-size so they can be added to candy, transdermalpatches, topical lotions, and other cannabis products for the cleanest, most efficient, and most discreet form of cannabis consumption.
Are you a gay man stressed out of his mind just looking for a way to relieve stress, anxiety and all other negative feelings? Well, there are many ways to relieve stress, but the healthiest one is to dive into your hobby. If you don’t have a hobby (and no, sipping margaritas at brunch is not a hobby) here are a few of them perfect for gay guys no matter their preference, artistic inclinations or fitness level.
You might be an expert to snap a perfect nude or a selfie of your outfit of the day, but do you really know anything about photography? If you think you have an eye to notice good composition and recognize beauty in things, you can invest in a camera that’s not your iPhone’s and go hunting for photo ops. Signing up for online photography courses is also a great idea that will get you started on the basics, teach you a few photography tricks and show you how to get the most out of your gear. Plus, you’ll get to take much better photos of yourself for Instagram or Grindr.
DRAWING AND PAINTING
All experts agree that creating art is a great way to de-stress. You can paint the sunset after work, let your deepest desires come to the surface and even try your hand at some artful nudes. Your partner can model if you want to turn this into a couple’s hobby.
Never have anything to wear? Why not try making something new for yourself? This creative hobby is suitable for all fashion gays who love to look unique. Plus, getting immersed into all the patterns, materials and fits will definitely give you time to relax and unwind. Soon you’ll be grounded while also dripping in style.
Sure, not all gays are into drag and makeup, but no matter if you’re a huge fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race or can’t stand the drama of the show, transforming into fierce queen can do wonders for your anxiety and stress. Drag is a lifestyle for many, but it can also be a great way to let loose and have many laughs. And the process of putting on makeup, hair and clothes is therapeutic in itself.
Join thousands of plant gays all over the world and consider becoming a plant dad. Gardening will not only turn your place into an aesthetic oasis but also allow you to relax, have a sense of purpose and enjoy many small victories as you watch your leafy babies thrive. Plus, you can have a bunch of fresh produce to add to your diet.
Stop relying on takeout and actually use that pretty kitchen of yours. Cooking is a great way to feed your body, take better care of your fitness and save money. Plus, it’s one of the most relaxing, rewarding and delicious hobbies out there. And everyone loves a man who can cook!
Channel your inner Katniss and try your hand at archery. This hobby with a long history is an intersection of focus, exercise (it packs a great shoulder and back workout) and relaxation. As long as you practice it responsibly, you will get all the benefits and look more than sexy with a bow.
If you’re looking for a hobby that will keep you snatched, active and excited, look no further than rock climbing. This hobby requires focus, brain power and a lot of strength, all of which you can practice during your climbing sessions. If you’re not afraid of hard work and heights, climbing will use up all your built-up energy and allow you to feel relaxed and fulfilled.
Is there anything more relaxing than cruising through nature, watching the hills and pastures pass you by and enjoying the wind in your hair? You can get all of that on your bike. Cycling is healthy, relaxing and suitable for all fitness levels. Plus you can do it with your partner or use it as an excuse to hang out with new people as you work towards those chiseled legs.
Any stressed gay will love these hobbies, especially since they don’t require a ton of money or time. Whenever you feel overwhelmed by monotony or sick of hanging out in your local bar, do something new and healthy and relieve stress while improving yourself.
In the face of recovery from a global pandemic, people are starting to venture back out into the world. Whether it is going on a trip, returning to school, getting back to work, or just attending local social events, many are reemerging with a new-found sense of caution and conscientiousness when it comes to their health and wellness. It is time to move forward with confidence and a boosted immune system.
Our immune system is designed to protect our bodies from disease and infection, but it is an intricate network that requires balance and harmony. There are numerous helpful habits that can assist to improve your immune function and enhance a healthy immune response.
In general, an efficient immune system is supplemented by a healthy lifestyle. This involves not only avoiding harmful habits like smoking and drinking excess amounts of alcohol, but also working to maintain an exercise routine, eat a balanced diet, and have a proper amount of sleep. Additionally, there are vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements that can greatly contribute to sustaining a healthy body and mind. These general tips can easily be made a part of our daily routines.
During the pandemic, while most people were staying in their homes, the popularity of stay-at-home cooking skyrocketed. A great deal of people had to transition to working from home, which eliminated their commute and thus gave more time to dedicate to cooking a full, balanced meal. Trending recipes, food blogs, and cooking videos circulated to create fun projects resulting in nourishing meals. Several people continue to take advantage of the grocery delivery and curbside pickup services and are cooking more wholesome meals from scratch with higher-quality ingredients reducing the intake of processed foods and simple sugars. This improved diet education and practice is a great way to consistently promote your gut health and boost your immunity as we recover from the pandemic.
In addition to creative, healthful cooking habits, many also found fun and interesting ways of exercising at home during the pandemic while gyms were closed. As gyms and sports clubs are now reopening, people are continuing to try and maintain an active exercise routine. Proper exercise supports cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, controls weight, and even boosts immune function.
Along with a daily routine of proper diet and exercise, immune health can also be complemented by vitamins and herbal supplements. Vitamin C is probably the most popular when it comes to immune health. It can support various immune cells and help to clear out dead cells to make room for new and stronger ones. Vitamin D can improve the function of your white blood cells and reduce inflammation, which improves immune response. Elderberry has long been used to treat infections and can enhance immunity to alleviate cold symptoms and reduce the impact of viral infections. Certain medicinal mushrooms like Cordyceps, lion's mane, maitake, shitake, reishi, and turkey tail have shown to support immune health and reduce symptoms of certain ailments like asthma and lung infections.
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Legal recreational cannabis use is on the rise, with more and more states getting on board. This has created an increased interest in “cannabis tourism”; that is tourism that is focused on including cannabis consumption into the travel plans! After all, people travel widely to explore different “wine country” locations. The same trend is starting to grow in states that have legalized marijuana.
One obvious issue is that recreational use is not legal at the federal level, so it’s not an option to travel from state to state, whether by land, sea or air, enjoying a tour of cannabis related attractions and businesses and bringing samples with you. Similarly, it’s not an option to go to a national park—even one located in a state that has legalized marijuana—and smoke as federal land falls under federal jurisdiction.
Even among states where recreational cannabis is legal, the rules differ widely from state to state as to where and how much you can consume or have on your person. The interesting ways in which different states have embraced cannabis tourism, however, speaks to the growing interest of some of the public for precisely this kind of activity.
Alaska, for example, legalized consumption of cannabis on-site at dispensaries in 2019, in addition to the already legal personal use in private residences. This opens the door to the possibility of Amsterdam like “cannabis cafés” or other similar business add ons for dispensaries.
On the flip side, states like California have long been in the game when it comes to connecting tourists with a toke. From yoga on a high to cannabis infused cocktails on the dinner menu, there has been a real effort to integrate cannabis and tourism, to welcome people who are interested in partaking.
Colorado boasts tours of pot farms, specialized lounges for having a weed infused drink and even a church that includes cannabis in its services. You can even learn to roll sushi and joints, at a Denver location. And in the great state of Maine, the crossover from café to dispensary is already in the works with places like Higher Grounds, a café where you can order your latté with a side of weed.
Just as smoking lounges developed in response to a public stance against smoking cigars in public, private pot smoking lounges are becoming more and more prevalent. By using private clubs, the rules that prohibit public consumption in various states can be avoided. Massachusetts, for example, has the Summit Lounge, which allows members to enjoy their buds in an elegant and welcoming environment, complete with fine dining and infused cocktails. Other states like Oregon have gotten on board with the private club setup, for a welcoming and social way to enjoy pot. A variation of this is the high end supper club, which invites guests to enjoy an amazing meal, fine wines, all paired with cannabis, such as the Cannabis Supper Club, in LA.
Along with gambling and other vices, Nevada has plenty of pot-friendly tourism options, including a painting class with cannabis called Puff, Pass and Paint! They also offer a cooking class, to round out the experience. You can’t smoke in the casinos, but there are definitely plenty of other options
And let’s not forget the many hotels and B&Bs, adorably named “Bud and Breakfast” locations, that cater to the cannabis crowd. These are particularly prevalent in places like Massachusetts and Oregon.
As legalization continues to spread to other states, and with federal legalization on the horizon, the normalization of cannabis tourism is only a matter of time.
About the author
Serge Chistov is a cannabis industry expert and Chief Financial Partner with Honest Marijuana Co (https://honestmarijuana.com/) eco conscious cannabis growery. Honest Marijuana has been a leader in cannabis innovation since it’s inception with an organic approach to the growth, production and packaging of cannabis, the launch of the first-ever organic hemp wrapped machine rolled blunts, an the invention of the now patented Nanobidiol Technology which powers the company’s just released line of with the Insta Fizzy, Insta Gummies and Insta Mints as well as their Hemp Theory product line.