PTSD & CANNABIS

PTSD Awareness Day

The summer is already flying by and we love engaging and sharing with you all here in our weekly issues. One topic that is so important to us is supporting those suffering with PTSD. While we reflect on PTSD Awareness Day (June 27), we realize just how incredible the power of cannabis has been for us, as well as so many others. Reminder: You are strong and brave. 

MEDICAL CANNABIS & PTSD

Cannabis is known to decrease PTSD symptoms and here is a company that is made to help those who are suffering

Many people colloquially refer to an unfortunate or uncomfortable event and claim they have PTSD. But the truth is, PTSD is more severe than just realizing that you accidentally sent an inappropriate or racy picture to your uncle instead of your significant other. Every year, PTSD affects around 3.5% of American adults, and it's approximated that one in eleven people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime.

In reality, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a severe accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence or severe injury.

So why is a cannabis brand going on and on about PTSD? Well, for multiple reasons. For starters, June 26th is PTSD awareness day. And secondly, because according to researchers, cannabis is an excellent aid to those who are suffering. According to a recent study led by Carrie Cuttler, a Washington State University assistant professor of psychology, those who have PTSD report that cannabis decreases their symptoms by more than half.

This brings us to our third point: our company RXO. If you are one of the many who suffer from PTSD or have PTSD-like symptoms, cannabis is a great and natural medicine that might help mitigate symptoms. RXO is a great way to dabble into medical cannabis and see the wonders it can do for you. What started as a product to help a family member suffering from cancer turned into RXO: a company where medical legacy meets modern innovation to create pure, honest full-spectrum cannabis products.

This Saturday, we are offering 20% off RXO's Shatter. Made for heavy hitters and seasoned cannabis consumers looking for quality cannabis at an affordable price, RXO Shatter is everything you want it to be and more: single-source extract, non-decarbed, and optimized for vaporization.

ALL THE MOODS OF HUMP DAY

Wednesday is finally here, and we've got everything you need to get over this week's hump.

Making it to hump-day (aka Wednesday) always feels like a win. It means you made it through the craziness of Monday and fought off the laziness of Tuesday. By Wednesday, you can see the weekend coming, which is exciting if you're anything like us.

So in honor of making it to or over the literal hump of the week, here are a few items you need to try for all of the mid-week feelings you may have:

Having a stressful week? Been there. Hated that. Here's our prescription: Laurie + MaryJane Indica Double Chocolate Chill 50mg. Taking the edge off and taking time to relax is easy with this Indica-dominant full-spectrum cannabis fudge. But, to be honest, you can't go wrong with any of Laurie + MaryJane high quality, small-batch edibles. All of their handcrafted deliciousness go through rigorous and delicious testing. So what are you waiting for? Chill out!

It's hump-day, so…. If you're ready to make the most of the day, might we suggest Empower's 4play sensual oil? Now that mask mandates and social distancing requirements are going out the window, now is the time to empower your sexuality and this sensual oil is here to help. A light pHresh infused, sensory enlivening topical designed to entice and arouse, 4Play will give you a good time. Just be safe, consensual, and do you. No questions asked from us.

Trying to find the energy to meet up at happy hour with colleagues or friends? We have just what you need: Chalice Farm's Tangerine Chews. These gluten-free, soy-free chews are made with beet sugar and are 100% vegan. And with ingredients like Maca Root that have brain-boosting properties and happens to contain all 8 B vitamins, you'll be feeling good inside and out. Oh, and the 50mg of THC certainly doesn't hurt!

 

HAVE A LITTLE FUN

Treat yourself with a cannabis Mint Julep

Recipe: goop.com

Serves 1 

This recipe is just the right balance of sweet and tart. Mint is soothing and lime is high in vitamin C and antioxidants. This is one cocktail you can feel good about drinking! 

Ingredients: 

2 1/2 ounces bourbon (optional; sub with club soda if opting for a mocktail) 

1/2 ounce simple syrup

6 cannabis leaves and 2 mint leaves or 8 mint leaves + extra for garnish

15 mg CBD tincture

Directions: 

  1. Muddle the leaves and simple syrup in a chilled julep cup.
  2. Add the bourbon (or club soda) and top with pebble ice. 
  3. Swizzle, then top with more pebble ice. 
  4. Garnish with 3 cannabis leaves or 3 mint sprigs.

Products To Gift!

Some of our favorite products to support those with PTSD or simply a stressful day. 

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