Low Temps and High Times: The Best Weed and Winter Activity Pairings

A snowboarder smoking weed on the mountain

A snowboarder smoking weed on the mountain

If you think that cannabis is only meant to be enjoyed while lounging at the beach or while hanging out under the summer sun, it’s high time to reconsider. This winter, don’t let pine needle garland and evergreen wreaths be the only greenery you bust out! The staff here at our weed dispensary in Long Beach have come up with the perfect list that features our favorite weed and winter activity pairings, and how you can enjoy both to the fullest.

Keep reading to learn more about how to make the most out of the colder weather!  

 

Snowboarding and Skiing

If you’re looking at hitting the slopes this winter, don’t just grit your teeth and bear through the inevitable soreness and joint pain that comes with this high-impact activity. After all, it’s supposed to be a fun time, and that’s hard to do if you’re focused on joint stiffness and aches! That’s why we suggest making the most of your ski trip by packing Papa and Barkley’s CBD Releaf Patch to your travel bag. 

This slow-release patch is discrete, easy to use, and offers pain relief through the transdermal delivery of full-spectrum cannabinoids. Prior to leaving the ski lodge, put this on any area of concern. This includes the inside of the wrists, biceps, shoulders, back, neck, or ankles. Since it is CBD dominant and non-intoxicating, you can wear it with confidence that you will have a clear head while coming down the mountain. 

Or another great choice is to stick it on once you’re back and cozy in your room. Enjoy a hot shower and then use this patch post-mountain for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. We know you’ll get a good night’s rest with it, too!

 

Sledding

Sledding is another wintertime activity staple. While it probably brings about fun childhood memories of bundling up and meandering out to the closest slope, if you’re hopping into the sled as an adult, we have a way to spice it up: Moxie’s Casper Kush.

Without a doubt, sledding is better with friends and so is getting high. With this live resin cartridge, you’re sure to have a great time. It is formulated from a single extract of THC concentrate and activated with cannabinoids and naturally derived terpenes. 

The best thing about vape pens are that they are discrete, portable, and simple to use, so you’ll have no issue stashing this product in your coat and enjoying it on the slopes. Or you can keep it in your luggage and puff, puff, pass once settled in back at your lodge.

 

Warming Up By the Fireplace

Are you having a campfire out on the deck or just simply curling up by the fireplace in your ski lodge? Either way, if you’re ready to relax and unwind, we know the perfect product to help you chill out, and that’s Cream of the Crop Gardens’ Marshmallow OG. While it sounds like it belongs in a s’more, we recommend rolling it into a joint or smoking it from your favorite piece of glass.

This flower is an indica dominant strain that boasts a lineage of Chem D x Triangle Kush x Jet Fuel Gelato. We know you’ll love partaking in this product after a day of hitting the slopes, as it will leave you feeling warm and relaxed in no time at all. 

Ice Skating 

Whether you stepped out onto the ice and looked like a regular Michelle Kwan, or you stumbled about like a newborn baby deer, you’re bound to be feeling the lingering effects of your time spent ice skating. However, you don’t have to suffer through the pain! Instead, add Care By Design’s 1:1 Pain Cream to your cart.

While it can’t ease the embarrassment brought on by on by too many wipeouts, it can help soothe any bumps and aches left behind. This pain cream is packed with full-spectrum cannabis as well as CBD, THC, and other minor cannabinoids, such as THCa and CBDa. Not only that, it also harnesses the natural healing elements of aloe vera, shea butter, and other botanical ingredients that can help to soothe the body and mind. 

Enjoy without worry, as when applied topically, this cream has no psychoactive effects, regardless of your THC tolerance. When visiting our weed dispensary in Long Beach, we know you will want to add this to your shopping list. 

 

Baking Cookies

Who doesn’t love good holiday treats? This time of year, cookies are all the craze, and making them yourself leaves them tasting all the sweeter! This isn’t your grandma’s chocolate chip cookie baking session, however, and whether you’re in the kitchen with family or friends, we know you will love The Outlitt’s Dragon Viper. 

Roll it up and smoke it or use it in cannabutter for your cookies, no matter what, the possibilities are endless with this cannabis product! This 1 oz jar packs a punch and will be the perfect addition to while whipping up snickerdoodles or making little gingerbread men. 

 

Decorating the Tree

There are few flavors that embody winter like peppermint does, which is why we’ve added Kiva Confections’ Peppermint Bark Chocolate bar to our lineup. This delicious treat pairs flawlessly with decking the halls. After all, what better way to decorate the tree than while high? 

Break out the tinsel and your favorite ornaments while enjoying a bite or two of this delicious product. Made with the finest ingredients, this cannabis-infused chocolate will melt in your mouth and keep you in the holiday spirit. This limited edition holiday flavor will only be available for so long, so add it to your cart while you can!

 

Order Online Today From Our Weed Dispensary in Long Beach

Headed to the mountains and don’t have time to shop around our store? No worries! Try our very user friendly online shopping system. Simply add these great products to your cart, check out, and opt for curbside pick up. Or you can skip the stop by our store all together and go for the convenience of same day delivery

No matter what, let From The Earth be your destination for all things cannabis this winter! 

The 10 Best Cannabis Products to Help Manage Joint Pain

A jar of topical cannabis balm

A jar of topical cannabis balm

The cooler weather is here and while many look forward to the changing of seasons, this time of year is notorious for bringing on stiff and painful joints. When this happens, it slows us down and keeps up from participating in all of our usual favorite activities. While we can’t necessarily make the cold weather disappear, we can turn to cannabis as a means to help alleviate some of our joint pain.

For this, we have compiled a list of our ten of favorite products that we definitely think you should give a go!

Papa and Barkley’s Releaf Balm

If you are in search of a topical product to apply to your elbows, hands, knees, and feet when you are feeling stiff and achy, we highly recommend Papa and Barkley’s Releaf balm. This balm is made with clean cannabis and organic essential oils like eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, and lavender. This is also a non-intoxicating product, meaning that it won’t make you feel high, only working to bring about joint pain relief. This topical balm smells great, too, and is a sure-fire remedy.  

 

Kanha’s Infused Gummies

For a treat packed with fun and vibrant flavors, look no further than Kanha’s cannabis infused blue raspberry gummies. This product is all-natural and made up of only the highest-quality cannabis oils to provide the most consistent and safest experiences on the market. These raspberry gummies are bursting with sweetness and provide a great mix of relaxed and energized, allowing for some pain relief. 

 

Almora Farm’s Hindu Kush

If you are someone who prefers to toke up as a means for joint relief, then you have to check out Almora Farm’s Hindu Kush. The flavor profile is a delicious combination of sweet, earthy, and woody. This indica is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and at ease, bringing about much needed pain relief and is perfect for a day of vibing on the couch and binging a new series on Netflix. The best part is that it is available for delivery! Our Long Beach marijuana delivery service is here to help bring the goods right to your home. 

 

Care By Design Tinctures

One of the best ways to help bring about joint pain relief is to enjoy a warm beverage, such as hot tea. Now, you can enhance your favorite mug of brew by adding in a few drops of Care by Design’s tinctures. Made with a 40:1 ratio featuring the highest quality CBD on the market, this ratio is an excellent choice for relieving stress, prompting overall wellness, and is even great for day time use. Because there are little to no psychoactive side effects, this is a wonderful product if you’re new to the world of cannabis. 

 

A cup of tea with a marijuana leaf

Korova’s Peanut Butter Dip Cookie

Take a bite out of joint pain with a delectable classic and a marijuana dispensary favorite – the peanut butter dip cookie from Korova. Loaded with crunchy peanuts and dipped into silky chocolate, this edible hybrid product is an excellent way to not only curb your cravings for something sweet, but also for providing much-needed pain relief. 


Heavy Hitter’s Infused Pre-roll

Sometimes, joint pain can hit us the hardest in our hands, making it difficult for our fingers to move and function as they should. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to even roll a joint properly. If this is the case for you, try infused pre-rolls instead. We think you should check out Heavy Hitter’s Cookies and Cream preroll, packed premium flower and 98%+ THC diamonds. 

 

OG’s Rove

For those who enjoy vaping, you have to add OG’s Rove to your cart right away. This indicat dominant blend is potent as well as fast-acting, boasting earthy pine flavors with just the right amount of floral sweetness. Grab this for an excellent nighttime remedy that can provide a heavy body sensations as well as relief from pain, insomnia, and lack of appetite. 

 

Wyld’s Hybrid Enhanced Gummies

Are you new to edibles and aren’t sure where to start? If so, we highly recommend Wyld’s peach edibles. With a 2:1 CBD:THC ratio that is more CBD than THC, it is a solid choice for getting introduced to the world of edibles. Made with real fruit and enhanced using a balanced hybrid terpene profile, it can assist in creating a sense of ease and overall well being. Also, this product would make a great stocking stuffer for someone who has been struggling with joint pain lately!

 

Papa & Barkley’s CBD Releaf Patch

Recovery is made simple with Papa & Barkley’s CBD Releaf Patch. This product works as a slow-release patch that offers pain relief through transdermal delivery of full-spectrum cannabinoids. An easy single application offers up to 12 hours of relief for wherever you need it most. Please note that there is some potential for psychoactive effects and it is recommended that you find that ratio that best suits your specific needs. 

 

Heavenly Sweet’s Cannabutter

Baking is a holiday must and a well-loved tradition by many. For those who enjoy whipping up your own edibles and confectionary treats, grab a tub of Heavenly Sweet’s Cannabutter. This delicious, real-cream butter contains lab-tested sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis. This added element is sure to make your holiday baking and cooking all the more savory, as well as the added benefits of pain relief. 

 

Delivery Right to Your Door

This winter, don’t suffer through all the joint stiffness and body aches that often come about once the seasons change. Take care of yourself and treat your body to the best cannabis products available one the market, a wide variety offered up for just about anyone’s needs. 

Did you know that we deliver? Don’t meander out and about in the cold if you don’t have to – let us bring your weed right to your door! Our Long Beach marijuana delivery service is ready to help you fight the winter blues. Place an order today and start feeling the relief you deserve! 

Why It’s Important to Know the Difference Between CBD and THC

Two tinctures one says THC the other says CBD, with cannabis leaf sitting next to them on table

Two tinctures one says THC the other says CBD, with cannabis leaf sitting next to them on tableSince its widespread legalization, the rapidly growing industry of hemp and other cannabis products has raised continuous questions among consumers who plan on visiting a cannabis dispensary. As the market grows and expands, it is important to become educated, as there is still some confusion on the difference between cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products, what they do, how they are used, how they are legally different, and what potential benefits they may have. 

CBD and THC are two natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus. CBD can be extracted from hemp or cannabis, both of which come from the Cannabis sativa plant. In order to be recognized as federally legal, hemp must contain 0.3% of THC or less. CBD is non-intoxicating. It works naturally with our bodies by binding to receptors in our endocannabinoid system. Popular CBD products are sold in the forms of topicals, gummies, oils, extracts, flowers, and more. 

Gummies, such as the pomegranate gummies manufactured by From the Earth, are easy, chewable gummy tablets and can be used to provide relief for anxiety, depression, and pain.

Other products, such as the ReLeaf Balm, are a topical balm that can be applied to sore or overworked muscles and is great for providing relief from inflammation and stiffness.

The main psychoactive compound in cannabis is THC, which is responsible for producing the ‘high’ sensation when you consume cannabis. Our bodies absorb THC & CBD whether it is smoke, eaten, or applied as a topical to our skin. Cannabis legalization has opened the door to a growing list of products including oils, edibles, tinctures, capsules, topicals, drinks, and more.

At From the Earth, you can buy a variety of THC products Nighttime Tablets are a sleep aid that can help provide a good night’s rest without the groggy, hangover feeling that some over-the-counter meds can cause. 

While THC and CBD, have a few things in common, they also have some staunch differences and knowing those are essential to being a responsible consumer. 

 

CBD vs. THC: The Chemical Makeup

Though CBD and THC differ in many ways, at their core, they have the same chemical structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms.  slightly adjusting how these atoms are arranged has varying effects on the body. 

Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids, which are molecules that help our internal functions run smoothly. Our endocannabinoid system is the bridge between body and mind, it’s what keeps our bodies in homeostasis. CBD and THC have very similar chemical makeups to our naturally occurring endocannabinoids, allowing them to interact with our cannabinoid receptors. When this interaction occurs, it triggers the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals responsible for sending messages between cells, and also have an effect on pain reception, immune function, sleep, stress, and more. 

 

CBD vs. THC: Psychoactive Factors

Even though they share a similar chemical structure, both CBD and THC have very different psychoactive effects. CBD is classified as psychoactive, meaning  CBD is proven to help with issues like anxiety, depression, and seizures but it doesn’t produce the same ‘high’ experience that THC does.

In order to produce a high, the THC consumed will bind the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. However, CBD forms a very weak bond, if one ever forms at all, to these receptors. Without THC, unwanted psychoactive effects such as sedation or euphoria won’t happen. So in other words, without this bond, there is no high. 

 

CBD vs. THC: Legal Issues 

As the current situation in the United States stands, the legality of cannabis-related products is constantly changing and shifting.  36 states, 4 territories, and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis at varying degrees for adult and medicinal use. The 2018 farm bill legalized hemp-derived CBD, this means it cannot contain more than .3% THC. Although this bill does legalize hemp-derived CBD, any CBD that was derived from a cannabis plant is still deemed illegal under federal law. 

Before purchasing any CBD products, it is important to educate yourself on your state’s laws. Should you possess cannabis-related products when they’re illegal, you could face criminal or legal repercussions. 

Currently, 33 states and the District of Columbia have ruled medical cannabis with high levels of THC legal when prescribed by a licensed physician. Some states have taken it a step further and passed laws legalizing the recreational use of cannabis. To read up on the legality of these products as well as a cannabis dispensary in your state, check out this resource.

Tincture bottle and cannabis plant with THC and CBD molecules written overtop

 

CBD vs.THC: Potential Benefits

Due in part to their similar chemical makeup, CBD and THC share similar medical benefits as well. Some of the various health conditions CBD helps with are listed below.

 

  • Seizures
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Psychosis or mental disorders 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Nausea
  • Migraine
  • Depression
  • Anxiety 

In turn, THC helps with the following conditions:

  • Pain
  • Muscle Spasticity 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Insomnia
  • Low appetite
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety 

As indicated by their lists, they help aid with many overlapping medical conditions. However, CBD doesn’t have the aftereffect of getting high.

 

CBD vs THC: Side Effects

The consumption of any sort of chemical has a side effect. THC and CBD are no different in this regard. However, what exactly these effects entail do vary between the two. CBD is well tolerated, even when used in high dosages. 

Potential side effects of THC:

  • increased heart rate
  • coordination problems
  • dry mouth
  • red eyes
  • slower reaction times
  • Impaired thinking or concentration
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia 

CBD side effects may include:

  • appetite changes
  • fatigue
  • weight loss
  • dizziness
  • Diarrhea

These side-effects are a direct result of the compound’s psychoactive properties. And while neither compound is fatal, excessive use of THC may have a connection to long-term psychiatric effects, especially in teens who consume the product in high amounts. 

 

Conclusion

Overall, THC and CBD infused products have designated medical benefits and are considered safe to use. But as with any drug, over-the-counter, or prescription, your medical history, and current medications should be taken into consideration prior to use. This is an important factor to ensure that you are using cannabis-based products as safely and effectively as possible. Before use, consult your doctor or physician to make sure you are using the correct and legal products.

 

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