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10 Dec 2020: Home Alone Quarantine Entertainment Guide

Here we go again… As much of California is now under a stay-at-home order through the holidays, we all need some entertainment to keep us occupied and distracted over the next few weeks/months. Normally, we would probably have a full social calendar of events and activities, but for now we have to be content with home base. So cozy up and make your way through our list of things to watch, read and listen to while you are at home.

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04 Dec 2020: Cannabis & Sleep

Primary insomnia is sleeplessness that is not derived from medical or environmental causes, and sufferers find it difficult to go to sleep or stay asleep. Estimates vary, but 30-60 percent of adults say they have poor sleep several nights per week. Often, the mind is overactive and doesn’t allow rest. Insomnia can also occur during times of stress which releases the hormone cortisol.

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03 Dec 2020: Why is Cannabis Used for Pain?

Pain is the most common condition which patients say they use cannabis. Across the country it comes in as the top reason in multiple surveys of medical marijuana patients, reaching 90% in some states. This is no surprise, as approximately one in every four Americans, have experienced pain that lasts longer than 24 hours, and millions more feel acute pain. Arthritis, the most common cause of joint pain, eventually affects half of the adult population. These are just a few of the reasons why patients use cannabis to treat pain.

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24 Nov 2020: Kim Ng is GYNOMITE!

Kim Ng made history this month when she was named General Manager for Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins: a first for a female and for an Asian American.  This isn’t the first First in her storied career.Kim’s career began as a 29 year-old intern for the Chicago White Sox.  There she became Assistant Director of Operations.  In 1995 she became the youngest person to present a salary arbitration case in Major League Baseball.  

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23 Nov 2020: Teens in a Pandemic

This pandemic doesn’t seem to be an ideal situation for…well, anyone and everyone. As challenging and unfamiliar as the last 8 months have been, the reality is we are now deep into our “new normal” with uncertainty for when the chaos will settle. As college kids return home for Thanksgiving, we thought it could be helpful to hear advice and outlook from a college student, minus the tension and frustration that might come from a conversation with one of your own children.

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13 Nov 2020: Why Do Strong Women Irk Us?

I sat with my feelings and I realized: The knee-jerk reaction I’m having to this girl is a direct result of my training. I have been conditioned to mistrust and dislike strong, confident, happy girls and women. We all have. Studies prove that the more powerful, successful, and happy a man becomes, the more people trust and like him. But the more powerful and happy a woman becomes, the less people like and trust her.

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08 Nov 2020: Endometriosis Releaf

Many of our fellow sisters are suffering. Between 10 and 20 percent of American women have endometriosis during their reproductive years. The condition can begin as early as a girl’s first period, and isn’t always resolved by menopause. None of that is good news, however cannabis might just be the answer for women suffering from endometriosis.

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30 Oct 2020: My Hello Again Story

Hi. My name is Krissy, I’m 38, I am post-menopausal, and I use cannabis to treat my symptoms. That’s how I start most of my introductions when meeting people. Kidding. But in all honestly, I have found that I am having more and more conversations with all the people in my life about my experience with menopause and how cannabis can be a natural, non-harmful way to find solutions.
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26 Oct 2020: Sleep: The Cornerstone of Wellness

We’ve all been told that sleep is important, but it’s not everyday you hear why this is the case. Like anything else, fully understanding the benefits of sleep will likely motivate you to get more of it – so we suggest you put your brain to work now so that it can get the rest it needs later. There are endless reasons why sleep is important, and below we highlight five that (we hope!) will convince you to hit the hay.