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Canna Randa's Favorite Weed Tattoos

Jun 06, 2023
I recently went to an incredible member-only cannabis event in Chicago. The event was attended by like-minded people looking to heal with plant medicine and ...
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Joints on the Fly: Rolling Paper Alternatives

May 30, 2023
When it comes to rolling the perfect joint, you may have a tough time with anything except a high-quality piece of rolling paper. But let's ...
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What Are the Different Kinds of Edibles?

May 23, 2023
Are you tired of smoking to get your marijuana high? There’s nothing wrong with taking a break from puffing the Cheeba and snacking on some ...
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Percolator Bong: The Perks of Percs

May 16, 2023
What comes to mind when you think of the word “percolator?” For me, the 1990s dance song “Percolator” by Cajmere starts playing in my brain, ...
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Marijuana & Blood Pressure

May 09, 2023
While there is research that shows that smoking cigarettes can cause increased blood pressure and hypertension, it's not precisely known if consuming cannabis affects the ...
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Can I Use My Medical Card In Another State?

May 02, 2023
A medical marijuana card allows its holder to purchase cannabis from designated dispensaries, often at discounted or tax-free rates. This is a big help to ...
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Live Resin: What is It, and How to Use It?

Apr 25, 2023
As the new kid on the marijuana scene, live resin is relatively unfamiliar to both casual and seasoned recreational tokers and medical marijuana patients. Since ...
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Puff Profile: Patient Care Specialist Marc Mercado

Apr 18, 2023
It’s been a minute since we published a Puff Profile, and we are returning hot featuring Marc Mercado. Marc is relatively new to the cannabis ...
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Visiting a Dispensary: Do’s & Don’ts

Apr 11, 2023
Cannabis accessibility has come a long way in the United States. It was grown, sold, and exported in the colonial era and then outlawed in ...
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How to Read Cannabis Labels

Apr 04, 2023
The first time you wander into a marijuana dispensary, you may be overwhelmed by the colors, shapes, and designs on hundreds of different cannabis products. ...
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Marijuana Detox: Should You Take a T-Break to Weed Detox?

Mar 28, 2023
While many people use marijuana regularly, others may need to detox from marijuana for various reasons, such as for a job application, to improve health, ...
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Does Weed Expire? Beware the Old and the Mold

Mar 21, 2023
There’s nothing quite like opening up a jar of fresh weed to settle in with on an evening. But what happens when you reach into ...
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How to Roll a Blunt

Mar 14, 2023
A blunt–the kind filled with weed–is not something you can find at a dispensary for sale. If you know what a blunt is, then you ...
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Cannabis Consumption by Country

Mar 07, 2023
With the recent flux of cannabis legalization in the United States and across the world, longtime enthusiasts and new users are taking to the leaf. ...
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What is a Blunt?

Feb 28, 2023
Simply put, a blunt is a cigar that is emptied and then filled with cannabis. You might call it a weed cigar. Blunt cigars, the ...
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CBD Topical THC Cream

Feb 21, 2023
As an avid reader of the EarthMed blog, you already know that THC and CBD are two of the most well-known cannabinoids found in the ...
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Trichomes on Weed: What are Trichomes

Feb 14, 2023
If you have been keeping an eye on our posts, you may have heard us talking about trichomes before. Not only a wonderful reason to ...
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How to Smoke Weed

Feb 07, 2023
Smoking weed, also known as smoking marijuana, pot, grass, or cannabis, is a common way to consume the psychoactive plant. Many people enjoy smoking weed ...
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Can You Freeze Edibles?

Jan 31, 2023
Every cannabis enthusiast’s worst nightmare is opening up their jar of edibles and finding that they’ve expired. But it’s not your fault. Sometimes you’ll have ...
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What are Weed Measurements, Sizes, and Amounts?

Jan 24, 2023
If you’re new to cannabis consumption, you may find it interesting how weed is measured.  As arbitrary as It might seem, these different amounts of ...
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CBD vs THC: Why Not Both

Jan 17, 2023
We’ve given you information about CBG (Cannabigerol) and filled you in on how THC feeds your endocannabinoid system. Now it’s time to dive into the ...
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What is CBG (Cannabigerol)?

Jan 10, 2023
Cannabigerol (CBG), also referred to as the ‘mother’ of all cannabinoids, is a minor cannabinoid that exists in all cannabis plants and flower. Actually, we ...
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New Year, New Me: Incorporating Cannabis Tincture into Your Wellness Routine

Jan 03, 2023
It’s the “new year, new me” time of year when we all start making resolutions to be better people. When the clock strikes midnight on ...
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A Brief History of Cannabis Consumption

Dec 27, 2022
The rapid growth of cannabis culture in the last 60 years (ever more so in the last 20) is exciting when considering the complete history ...
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How is Weed Used With Oils?

Dec 20, 2022
When hearing the phrase “cannabis oil,” dozens of different products may pop into your head. Different types of weed-based oils are extremely popular among marijuana ...
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Famous Athletes Who Smoke Weed

Dec 13, 2022
Is Weed a Performance-Enhancing Drug?When we think of athletes using performance-enhancing drugs, we might think of generic steroids and a few MLB all Hall-of-Fame-rs (Looking ...
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Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug & Other Marijuana Myths

Dec 06, 2022
Growing up in the age of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (more commonly known as D.A.R.E.), the war on drugs was successful in that it made ...
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Can You Bring Edibles & Dab Pens on a Plane?

Nov 22, 2022
It's important to understand that at the airport, TSA security checkpoints are federally controlled areas in the airport, and under federal jurisdiction, all cannabis products ...
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How to Sober Up From Weed

Nov 15, 2022
When smoking marijuana, either recreationally or medically, sometimes you can overdo it and get too high. An uncomfortable high is called a green out, and ...
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Differences Between Weed & Tobacco

Nov 08, 2022
It’s no secret: smoking tobacco harms your lungs and health. Not only can it cause cancer, but it can also lead to a host of ...
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8 of the Most Popular Landrace Strains

Nov 01, 2022
All of the modern-day cannabis hybrids you see available at dispensaries are ancestors of the original landrace strains. This introduction of landrace strains being crossbred ...
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Does Weed Lower Testosterone?

Oct 25, 2022
With its increased availability in both medical and recreational settings, weed use is on the rise. According to the National Library of Public Medicine, men ...
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Weed Withdrawal Symptoms: Is Marijuana Addictive?

Oct 18, 2022
If you are a regular toker and have tried to quit the cheeba, you know that weed withdrawal symptoms are no joke. From sleep disturbances ...
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Is Secondhand Weed Smoke Bad for Dogs & Cats?

Oct 11, 2022
There’s hardly any doubt about the negative effects of secondhand smoke. Except for 12 states, most everywhere has enacted a law or ban on smoking ...
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How Medical Marijuana Saved My Life

Oct 04, 2022
If you have read anything I have ever written on this blog, you will likely know my passion for medical marijuana and all things cannabis-related. ...
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The 4 Cannabis Growth Stages: Marijuana Life Cycle

Sep 27, 2022
As a cannabis connoisseur, it’s important to know the marijuana plant stages and the length of time it takes for the plant to grow. On ...
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What is a Gravity Bong?

Sep 20, 2022
What is a Gravity Bong?A gravity bong sounds like a high-tech scientific invention for smoking cannabis, but that's not the feeling you get when looking ...
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Smoking Weed Before Tattoo: Yay or Nay?

Sep 13, 2022
Confession time: I love tattoos – almost as much as I love smoking weed. Out of my fifteen tattoo sessions, I don’t think I have ...
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Cannabis Plant Anatomy 101: From Bracts to Xylem

Sep 06, 2022
Whether you are a cannabis connoisseur, an occasional recreational weed smoker, a medical marijuana patient, or a novice toker, it’s essential to have an understanding ...
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Top 50 Candy Strains of Weed

Aug 30, 2022
There are well over 100 different weed strains named after candy, some of which have been created by crossing the main Candy strain and a ...
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9 of the Best Low Odor Strains for Toking

Aug 23, 2022
Sometimes, even the most avid stoners seek strains of weed with no smell or strains that have minimal odor. While dank weed is typically the ...
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Hemp Wick: Worth It or Just a Gimmick?

Aug 16, 2022
If you’re like me and subscribe to cannabis-friendly subscription boxes, you have probably received hemp wick with at least one of your boxes. When I ...
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Pandemic Weed: Covid Correlation or Coincidence?

Aug 09, 2022
During the pandemic, many medical patients and recreational stoners chose to light up and increase their use of weed. COVID-19, in 2020, and beyond has ...
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Microdose Cannabis

Aug 02, 2022
Microdosing THC is the new kid on the scene! It’s no secret that cannabis is gaining more and more traction on the road to legality. ...
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Fentanyl in Weed: Cautionary Tale or Urban Legend?

Jul 26, 2022
As if we needed another reason to be collectively cautious, recent news reports about fentanyl in weed have sent the world into a frenzy of ...
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Canna Randa's Top 10 Must-Watch Stoner Movies

Jul 19, 2022
Cannabis is an undeniable part of American pop culture and is often referenced in weed-friendly music and stoner movies that have shaped generations of American ...
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9 of the Best Cannabis Strains That Help With Nausea

Jul 12, 2022
One of the most common ailments that people experience is nausea. The uncomfortable queasiness of nausea can be due to any of the following factors: ...
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The Benefits of a Medical Marijuana Card

Jul 05, 2022
Shopping for marijuana products is becoming more mainstream, and with that surge in popularity, future weed enthusiasts need to keep track of the do’s and ...
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Cannabis Edibles: The Short Shelf Life You Don't Expect

Jun 28, 2022
There is no way around it: marijuana is expensive. Whether you buy your weed in edible or flower form from your local dispensary or that ...
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A Dose of Pop Culture: Celebs Who are Weed Advocates

Jun 21, 2022
Over the years, many celebrities have supported and advocated for the legalization of marijuana. As more US states legalize cannabis, there seems to be a ...
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How to Smoke Pot with a Glass Pipe

Jun 14, 2022
For seasoned marijuana enthusiasts, there are dozens of ways to prepare an evening smoke. Joints, spliffs, and blunts are some of the most common ways ...
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Benefits of Grinding Your Ganja

Jun 07, 2022
How do you prepare your ganja (marijuana flower) for smoking or vaping? If you have been smoking herb for any amount of time, you have ...
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Weed and Menstruation: Strains for Pain, Mood & Headaches

May 31, 2022
As women, not only are we the fairer sex, but we are also the ones who put up with monthly menstrual issues. Whether you suffer ...
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How Much Do Terpenes Matter?

May 24, 2022
With countless varieties of marijuana strains available to smokers and infinitely many more yet to be created, you may wonder how each can be unique. ...
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That '70s Strain: 9 Groovy Hippie Strains Still Popular Today

May 17, 2022
TV shows have often paid homage to the disco era, the 1970s, with pop culture references to cannabis, music, and groovy hippie fashion. No television ...
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Generational Opinions About Weed

May 10, 2022
There’s no denying that societal opinions on marijuana have had a significant shift since the turn of the century. Once considered dangerous and illegal, smoking ...
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What is Cannabis Shake? Hint: It’s Not a Weed Milkshake

May 03, 2022
You’ve probably heard of cannabis shake and may have a natural inclination to think it’s not worth consuming or smoking. Many cannabis connoisseurs will steer ...
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Power Up Your Workouts With Weed

Apr 26, 2022
Do you think of a typical weed user as a gym addict hitting the weights, or does your mind instantly go to the “stoner” stereotype? ...
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Concentrates 101: Dabbing for Dummies

Apr 19, 2022
What are Dabs?The term “dabbing” will have different meanings depending on the context, but when it comes to marijuana speak, dabbing is the act of ...
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Canna Randa’s Top 10 Songs About Weed

Apr 12, 2022
Tell me that marijuana isn’t a cultural catalyst, and I will disagree – respectfully, of course. Cannabis culture and music go hand in hand and ...
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Dosing Your Dog: CBD’s Effect on Pets

Apr 05, 2022
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional or a veterinary professional. Never give your dog marijuana or leave ...
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The Best Marijuana Strains & Products for Sleep

Mar 29, 2022
Weed can help with anxiety, pain relief, appetite, and even sleep. In fact, there are countless CBD and THC products that can help a person ...
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Canna-friendly Subscription Boxes Reviewed

Mar 22, 2022
Disclaimer: Neither EarthMed nor Canna Randa is affiliated with any companies mentioned below. These opinions come from reviews done independently of any brand influence.Hello. My ...
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Track Your Highs & Whys with Our Printable Toke Tracker

Mar 15, 2022
Confession time: I have never been into journaling or keeping a diary. Since my 6th grade English teacher forced us to keep a daily journal, ...
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The Benefits of Smoking Sticky Weed

Mar 08, 2022
For many of the most casual smokers, there is little consideration for the dryness or stickiness of their weed. Some people choose to buy some ...
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The 10 Best Ways to Chill While You're Stoned

Mar 01, 2022
As you probably already know, different strains of weed are good for different things. Sometimes when I toke, I am looking for creativity and energy. ...
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How THC Feeds Your Endocannabinoid System

Feb 22, 2022
As a stoner, you don’t need to know all of the science behind why marijuana makes you feel the way it does. However, it's good ...
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7 Simple Ways to Be a Cannabis Evangelist in Your Community

Feb 15, 2022
If you have been reading my posts here for any length of time, you will know that I am a big fan of cannabis. This ...
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Love Potion #420: How Weed Affects Intimacy

Feb 08, 2022
If you and your significant other are seeking new and exciting ways to improve your intimacy, cannabis may not be top of mind, but it ...
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Puff Profile: Patient Care Specialist Kelsey Guerrero

Feb 01, 2022
Welcome to this month’s edition of EarthMed’s Puff Profile, where we feature one of our incredibly knowledgeable Patient Care Specialists from either our Addison medical ...
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Higher THC Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Stronger Weed

Jan 25, 2022
With an increased number of states legalizing marijuana for both medical and recreational users, more weed dispensaries are opening across the country. These licensed cannabis ...
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Marijuana Today: Overcoming the Stigma of Reefer Madness

Jan 18, 2022
In the 1930s, after the Great Depression, America was a country with crippling unemployment and poverty rates.  Americans were struggling and desperate to blame their ...
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EarthMed in the Community: Discounts & Partnerships

Jan 11, 2022
At EarthMed, we’re always looking for new ways to give back to our valued customers. Through collaborations, donations, and daily discounts, our team is always ...
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Puff Profile: Patient Care Specialist Ian Jones

Jan 04, 2022
New year, new EarthMed Patient Care Specialist to feature! Last month, you got to know a bit about Fernando Ramos. This month, I introduce you ...
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Top 5 Weed-Friendly Countries to Visit

Dec 28, 2021
With medical and recreational marijuana legalization finally happening around the world and in the United States, people are planning more vacations than ever that include ...
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9 Productive Things to Do While Stoned

Dec 21, 2021
Contrary to popular belief, consuming marijuana doesn’t necessarily mean that you'll be out of commission, couch-locked, and useless for the rest of your day. In ...
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Which US States Have Legalized Marijuana?

Dec 16, 2021
Disclaimer: This information regarding the marijuana legalization status of each state was accurate at the time of posting. Please check the government sites for each ...
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When Will Weed Be Federally Legal?

Dec 14, 2021
You’re probably well aware that currently there are many legislations that are pending to repeal cannabis prohibition on the federal level. In fact, this has ...
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The Best Pot Brownie Recipe You’ll Ever Try

Dec 07, 2021
One of the greatest stoner edibles that stands the test of time is the famous pot brownie. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t enjoy a chocolatey, ...
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Puff Profile: Patient Care Specialist Fernando Ramos

Dec 06, 2021
It’s the holiday season here at EarthMed, and we are feeling the cheerful spirit from patients, recreational users, and our staff. We’ve heard that our ...
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Weed-Giving Gift Guide: 10 Gifts to Give Your Favorite Stoner

Nov 30, 2021
Oh, the holidays! There’s nothing better than spending time with your loved ones, sharing stories around the Christmas tree. But what is the season of ...
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8 Weed Strains to be Thankful for This Danksgiving (Thanksgiving)

Nov 23, 2021
As a medical marijuana patient, I give thanks for legal cannabis in Illinois every day. The relief that my medical marijuana (MMJ) brings me is ...
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5 Steps to Ask Your Doctor about Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Nov 16, 2021
If you suffer from one of the qualifying chronic medical conditions in Illinois for medical cannabis use and haven’t had a positive outcome with prescribed ...
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How to Take Your Weed on a Road Trip

Nov 09, 2021
As the holidays start rolling in, it’s time to start thinking about vacation time, travel, and ways to wind down and relax. If you’re planning ...
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Beyond Basic: Upscale Cannabis Essentials for Bougie Tokers

Oct 19, 2021
Welcome to the follow-up of The Stoner Starter Kit: Tools of the Trade (A to Z). In our previous post, you learned about the basic ...
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How to Clean A Bong in 11 Simple Steps

Oct 12, 2021
Would you drink a day-old milkshake that has started to curdle or eat a tepid bowl of tomato soup that has been sitting out far ...
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Puff Profile: Patient Care Specialist Rob Ungaro

Oct 05, 2021
I hope you enjoyed reading last month’s feature on EarthMed’s Patient Care Specialist, Earl Dunn. This month, we feature the very knowledgeable budtender Rob Ungaro ...
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6 Easy Steps to Making Cannabis-Infused Butter and Oils

Sep 28, 2021
Ever wish you had some custom cannabis cookies, bhang brownies, or other marijuana edibles made with your own special recipe? Then you need to learn ...
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The Stoner Starter Kit: Tools of the Trade (A to Z)

Sep 21, 2021
Every avid stoner will tell you their must-have items for optimal marijuana smoking sessions. Each recreational marijuana enthusiast and medical cannabis consumer has go-to marijuana ...
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Cannabis Chicago: Weed-Related Things to do When Visiting the Windy City

Sep 07, 2021
Weed Weekend in the Windy CityWith recreational and medical marijuana growing more popular every day, people are searching more often for weed-friendly vacation destinations in ...
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Cannabis and Coffee: Jittery or Just Right?

Aug 17, 2021
For me, work mornings are for coffee, and my day off mornings are for weed. It appears, however, that I may be in the minority ...
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Conserve While You Consume: Stretch the High From Your Supply

Aug 03, 2021
There’s no way around it: legal cannabis purchased from a dispensary can be costly. As I have written about previously, recreational users will pay more ...
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How to Save Money with Medical Marijuana

Jul 28, 2021
Marijuana revenue is a big deal to states that have legalized recreational and medical marijuana, and Illinois is no exception. In fact, in 2020 - ...
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10 Tips on How to Handle a Cannabis Green Out

Jul 20, 2021
What is a Cannabis Green Out? When a regular recreational marijuana user or cannabis newbie smokes or over-consumes too much weed, they can experience what is ...
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Tasty Terpenes and How They Impact Your High (with Infographic)

Jul 13, 2021
If you have been following our blog posts, you know the differences between indica, sativa, and hybrid marijuana strains, along with which strains to use ...
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710 Joins the 420 Family

Jul 06, 2021
You know cannabis culture has permeated the mainstream when even most non-tokers recognize that 420, 4:20, and 4/20 are associated with marijuana. But in the ...
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The 411 on Kief and Why You Should Keep It

Jun 29, 2021
If you have picked up your flower bud from a marijuana dispensary and ever looked at it and wondered what all the minuscule, sticky crystals ...
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Marijuana and Motivation: Medicate to Motivate

Jun 22, 2021
You know the typical stoner stereotype: a lazy, unmotivated, unemployed burnout hippie who lays around their parents’ house eating munchies while ripping bongs and listening ...
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WTH is THCa?

Jun 15, 2021
Once upon a time -- not long ago -- the world of weed as we knew it only involved three letters: THCMost people are aware ...
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420 Friendly Bud & Breakfasts and Airbnbs in Illinois

Jun 08, 2021
If you are looking for the perfect escape to enjoy weed and don’t want to travel with herb, you can stay at a 420-friendly Airbnb ...
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Weed and the Munchies: Why You Get Them and What to Eat

Jun 01, 2021
When D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983, children were taught to stay away from marijuana because it was thought to be a dangerous gateway drug that ...
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Weed and Dogs: What to Do If Your Dog Eats Your Weed

May 25, 2021
If you partake in the sticky icky and have a dog, you have probably wondered what would happen if man’s best friend ate your weed. ...
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The Skinny on Marijuana, Antidepressants, and Emotions

May 18, 2021
Medical marijuana has been approved in the State of Illinois to treat a wide variety of mentally and physically debilitating afflictions, including migraines, chronic pain, ...
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Cost & Benefits: Recreational vs Medical Marijuana

May 12, 2021
If you have been to an Illinois marijuana dispensary like EarthMed or visited a dispensary website, you have probably noticed that medical cannabis patients are ...
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Where to Buy Weed: Marijuana Dispensary vs That Guy You Know

May 07, 2021
Since more states have legalized marijuana use for medical and recreational users, many dispensaries are opening in each legal state. Illinois cannabis consumers can purchase ...
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Which Weed to Choose: In-Da-Couch, Sunny Sativa, or Hybrid?

Apr 28, 2021
Walk into any dispensary, like EarthMed, and you will find yourself with cannabis consumption options aplenty. The first thing you need to decide when shopping ...
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What Happens When You Mix Alcohol and Weed Use?

Apr 22, 2021
Mixing weed and alcohol creates more substantial but less predictable results than taking either alone. Consuming alcohol and THC together can affect how you feel ...
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27 Ways to Mask that Weed Smell When You Smoke Marijuana

Apr 15, 2021
Even though the majority of states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, cannabis users may still have many reasons for wanting to cover ...
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What to Expect When You Consume Marijuana

Apr 08, 2021
We’ve already talked about the different types of cannabis available for use, but what can you expect when you take that step and purchase them ...
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