Elissa Esher

Veterans with PTSD are Struggling in the Pandemic. Could Cannabis Help? – GreenState

Getty Images Veteran suicides are on the rise in 2020, likely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Job loss, grief, anxiety over sickness and financial struggles, family tension, childcare demands, social isolation, and lack of healthy coping mechanisms – all run-of-the-mill stressors in the COVID-19 era – can be triggering for those struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), one of the most predominant causes of veteran suicides, and could trigger PTSD symptoms even for those who usually would not experience them. We can’t know what the total numbers in 2020 will be, but the Department of Defense predicts […]

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Quarantining with Cannabis: 12 Problems We Never Thought We’d Have – GreenState

Since the start of the pandemic, cannabis sales have hit an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean cannabis users aren’t suffering for their high. While GreenState is your resource to understand marijuana and all that goes with it from health, to cultivation, food pairings, to legalization, we also keep our finger on the pulse of the populace. We turned to Twitter to examine the emotional roller coaster you’ve been riding these past few months, and found 12 common pandemic problems only cannabis users are facing. 1. Stocking up on the necessities… Me looking at every bodies quarantine stock piles of […]

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The secret to better cannabis highs? Eat your broccoli (and these other high-enhancing foods) – GreenState

(Photo by: Anjelika Gretskaia/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Nothing is more beautiful than a full fridge when you have a case of the munchies. But while it might feel tempting – even right – to inhale every snack in sight each time you’re high, you may actually be depriving yourself of the highest quality high by doing so. How? Take it from the experts. In 2015, a study published by the American Journal of Translational Research  showed that pairing foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, certain types of terpenes, and/or cannabinoids with cannabis actually boosts THC absorption in the […]

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4 Things Your Teen Should Know About Vaping and E-Cigarettes – GreenState

(Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images) It’s high time you have a conversation with your teen about vaping. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 38 percent of high schoolers and 13 percent of middle schoolers nationwide have tried vaping at least once – and that number is growing. While there is little research on the subject, the American Lung Association declared last year that the “new generation is at risk for irreversible lung damage and disease as the result of e-cigarettes,” and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned most […]

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