Although there’s a plethora of research on the concentration of cannabinoids in hair follicles for the purpose of accurate drug testing, not many scientists have investigated the direct effects of cannabis on hair growth. There are even studies on how hair straighteners affect cannabinoid concentrations in the hair follicles of those who use cannabis — in […]
What Are Menthol-Infused Topicals?
In both the CBD and cannabis space, you may encounter various balms and lotions with a refreshing, cooling blast of menthol. Ripe with the smell of peppermint, menthol is an organic compound that enhances the pain-relieving effects of CBD and THC. What is Menthol? Why is it Used? Menthol is a terpene derived from mint […]
Why THC May Cause Anxiety & How to Calm It
We’ve all been there before — you inhale or ingest a little cannabis, expecting it to lull you into peace and serenity only to find your mind racing, overthinking the ins and outs of your entire day. While cannabis is known for its calming, sedative properties, it’s also known to sometimes induce anxiety or paranoia. Why […]
The Potential Long-Term Effects of Cannabis As a Sleep-Aid
All around the country, countless adults rely on cannabis to get a good night’s sleep. Even some of the most infrequent or casual consumers say they prefer using cannabis before bed rather than during the day. However, little is known about the long-term effects of cannabis, particularly the long-term effects of cannabis as a sleep […]
Does Cannabis Affect Dreaming?
You’ve probably heard that smoking cannabis prevents you from dreaming. Although you’d think going to bed “high” would invoke some colorful, mystical, fantasy-esque dreams, that isn’t the case. You simply close your eyes and wake up with no interlude of a dream to pass the night by. Why is that? Are the effects of cannabis […]
Chicago Marathon: Registration Through Recovery
The Chicago Marathon is just around the corner — do you have what you’ll need to recover after the big event? For context, the Chicago Marathon is a huge annual event set to take place on October 9 this year. It’s one of the six World Marathon Majors, a World Athletics Label Road Race, and the […]