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September 13, 2018

As you can probably deduce from the title of this article, I finally tried CBD for the first time ever. Before I get into my “experiment” and the results, I want to say that this will not be a scientific article by any means. It will be entirely full of anecdotes and how the different CBD products I used helped me out in my specific case. I also do not take any prescription medications on a regular basis. I recommend that you talk to a real doctor or do some actual research before you start taking anything new especially if you’re already taking any other medications.

Here are some resources to get you started:

What I Hoped to Relieve with CBD

I was kind of familiar with the supposed benefits of CBD, but I honestly didn’t have high expectations of relief. As it stands, I can take like 60 mg of thc edibles and literally feel nothing, so I was expecting kind of the same with CBD. All bodies are different, after all.

I have been looking for something to help…

September 7, 2018

I love a good independent brand. So earlier this year when I stumbled upon Stigma Activewear, I literally couldn’t wait to lose enough weight to justify buying new workout gear. It’s hard to run when your leggings are exposing your very sweaty undies to the rest of the fitness center. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors.

Since then, I’ve been pretty dedicated to their brand (they even made me a brand ambassador). So it’ll come as no surprise to you that when they launched the pre-order for their new, limited run sports bra, I had to snap it up.

Stigma Activewear Limited Run Sports Bra photo by Lo Oliver

First Impressions

It felt like I waited forever for that shipping notification so I was practically salivating by the time I got it. It looked so pretty online. Upon opening the package, I felt a little deflated. The material and construction are incredible, but I felt a little self conscious at the padding and all the mesh. It had a lot more padding than I was expecting.

I also was concerned that it was going to actually hold my breasts in place. It doesn’t feel like it’s going to be snug because it’s got a bit of a loose stretch to it.

My final concern set in a little late, and it probably should have been something I thought…

August 16, 2018

Edibles are my favorite way to consume cannabis. They’re discreet, easy to use, and if dosed correctly, can set you up for a fantastic and productive day. I love taking 10-20mg before a long writing session. It gives me just enough focus to stay on task and opens up the creativity flow a bit so I can really get things done.

One block I have with writing is that I am dyslexic and also a perfectionist so every typo I make I’m backspacing to correct, or correcting as I go, rather than just letting it all flow out and running it through Grammarly when I’m finished. Which would be a more time effective workflow. When I’ve given myself a little slap of the edible thc, however, I find those typos are much easier to ignore and move past so I can write more.

This is important to me as someone who truly loves optimizing my time and “working smarter not harder”. With THC I can write about 500 words every half hour; without I’m writing at about half that rate. My focus just isn’t there and I’m distracted, as I mentioned, by all the careless dyslexic typos I make.

So a few weeks ago when I saw Canyon Cultivation’s Lickit Lollipops, I knew it was going to be perfect for my late night…

August 7, 2018

Over the last few months, I’ve been testing out Instagram and Facebook ads to promote this blog, which is as I like to say “cannadjacent”. If you’ve been following me all this time, you’re well aware that I frequently post about cannabis products and the therapeutic benefits I’ve experienced.

I’ve learned a lot about what is and is not acceptable to pay to place in those feeds when it comes to cannabis and cannabis-related products. And it’s kind of… ridiculous. I cannot tell you how many times one of my ads was denied, but if I simply removed the word “cannabis” from the post text it’d be approved almost immediately.

I’ve broken down some tips for using social media as a cannabis entrepreneur, in hopes to provide some guidance to all cannabis and cannadjacent businesses trying to make social media work for them.

Advertising/Paid Placements

While a lot of experts out there might say it’s nearly impossible to run a cannabis-related ad on social media, I’m here to tell you it is possible… with a lot of stipulations.

The most important thing you can do is familiarize yourself with each platform’s advertising guidelines. You can pay to place cannabis related posts into the feeds…

June 21, 2018

With Memorial Day and Juneteenth behind us, and July 4th and Labor Day just a lick away, I thought I’d share some of my tips for having a cannabis-friendly summer party. Maybe you’re a seasoned smoker, maybe you just want your stoner friends comfortable at you outdoor shindig, either way, I hope you learn something fun and I help you have a fun, safe, cannabis-friendly event.

Designate a Safe Space for Consumption

If everyone who is coming to your cookout or party is over the age of 21 and is a cannabis user or doesn’t mind to be around cannabis, you can just go about your merry way.

However, if your party is like most, the crowd will probably be kind of mixed. Maybe you or some of your friends have kids who will be in attendance. Maybe your great aunt is coming and doesn’t like being around any kind of smoke. Maybe some of your smoking friends prefer to smoke away from the non-smokers so as not to be rude. Maybe they feel uncomfortable smoking in front of your children even though you don’t.

That’s why it’s so important to create a space for consumption. Maybe it’s in your garage, while the party happens in your backyard. Maybe it’s a nice cool room in your dwelling. Maybe…

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