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Which Strains Offer the Best Functional Highs

When you purchase cannabis you typically have two categories to choose from Sativa or Indica. Of course, there’s always the hybrid option, but it’s important to understand the difference between the two. You may want to smoke before you need to focus on something important or to get the creative juices flowing. We’ve got you covered with a little info on the difference between Sativa and Indica, and which strains offer the best functional highs.

What’s the Difference Between Indica and Sativa?

Indica is a strain that is:

  • Calming, and better for sleep and anxiety
  • Sedating, and offers a body high

A fun way to remember how Indica will make you feel is to think, “in the couch”.

Sativa is a strain that is:

Effects of Sativa

Sativa is said to be the go-to strain if you’re looking for increased creativity, good to consume in the daytime or before a social function, and if you’re looking to have a sharper focus. Most users who consume Sativa strains share that their moods are improved after consumption, and others share how their minds are expanded as well. Sativa is good if you’re looking to clear a mental block, generate new ideas or have some good old self-reflection.

Sativa for Other Uses

Sativa strains have been known to help with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. The energizing, mood-lifting effects help combat depressive feelings of lethargy and can help ease anxiety as well. The mind-expanding benefits Sativa strains offer have helped some consumers shift their thinking and allow them to “snap out” of repeated, negative thoughts. Some people also report that Sativa strains help with symptoms of ADHD since it offers benefits that increase focus.

As always, if you’re impacted by any mental health-related conditions, you should always keep up with prescribed treatments and understand that the impact of cannabis, prescriptions, and mental health conditions is still actively being studied.

How to Choose the Best Strain for You

As we know, everyone’s body is different and everyone reacts to cannabis differently. How one strain affects you may be totally different from how it affects someone else. Figuring out which strain works best for you involves some trial in error, but it’s all for your benefit.

A few factors to consider when figuring out how to choose the best strain for you include understanding the ingredients in your cannabis. Learning about the specific terpenes and cannabinoids that make up the strain will help you a ton when trying to figure out which works for you. It’s important to take into consideration other people’s experiences as well. Hearing feedback on certain strains from those who have tried it can help as well, especially if it comes from a fellow pothead.

Different Strain Recommendations

Leafly recommends these:

  • Green Crack great for energy
  • Sour Diesel  great for when you need a mood lift
  • OG Kush –  offers a euphoric feeling

Healthline recommended these as the best strains for energy, or when you need to find some motivation:

  • Sour Diesel
  • Jack Herer
  • Green Crack

These are recommended for when you’re looking for some creativity:

  • Chocolope
  • Super Silver Haze
  • Durban Poison

These are recommended for when you need to lift your mood:

  • Strawberry Cough
  • Harlequin GDP
  • Super Lemon Haze

These are great strains for when you need to focus:

  • Lucid Blue
  • Sour Breath
  • Red Congolese

Figuring out which strain offers the best functional high for you will take a bit of trial and error, but it’ll be worth it in the long run. While you figure it out, be sure to reach out to Doobie so you can have happiness delivered.

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How to Roll the Perfect Joint

There are a variety of ways to smoke cannabis including hand pipes, water bongs, vaporizers, and hookahs, but one of the most popular methods is with a joint (or doobie, as we prefer to say). Joints are great because they’re quick, easy, and usually take less than 5 minutes to roll. If you’re interested in learning how to roll the perfect joint, look no further. We’ve got you covered with a step-by-step guide to help you with rolling a joint.

Your Tools For Success aka Your Rolling Supplies:

  • Cannabis flower
  • Rolling papers
  • A grinder (you can also use your fingers or scissors)
  • Cigarette lighter or matches
  • Optional: Paper filter or a “crutch”

It may also help to have a pen or something similarly shaped to help pack the joint when you’re almost finished.

Step 1 – Break Down Your Weed

Using a grinder, scissors, your fingers, or whatever is comfortable, break down ¼ to 1 gram of cannabis. Grinders and scissors are helpful if you have sticky weed and want to avoid getting resin on your fingers! Double-check that you remove any stems or seeds from your bud, and grind it so it’s shake. If you break down too much, you’ll be left with powdery cannabis, and what fun is that?

Step 2 – Make Your “Crutch”

If you’re wondering how to roll a joint without a filter, you can skip this step and head to step 3.

Also known as a paper filter, crutches are helpful to make sure you don’t burn your lips or fingers when you get to the end of your joint. These come in handy if you want to hit your clips for later, or if you need to reuse your crutch. Think of them as the mouthpiece that makes your smoking experience easier.

For the crutch, you can use a piece of hard paper like one that the packaging the papers come in, or use one of the filters that come in some packs for you to detach. You can also use sturdy paper like a business card, index card, or manila folder. You can also buy pre-made tips!

Fold the crutch paper three to four times so it creates an M-shape, and roll it until you have a small, cylindrical filter. Be mindful not to leave it too wide or else you’ll have bud in your mouth when you’re trying to smoke, but if you make it too tight that you make it difficult to inhale.

Step 3 – Fill the Joint

Grab a paper and place the crutch at one end of the paper, right where the centerfold is. Fill the joint with your cannabis, and tamp it until it’s evenly distributed along the middle of the paper from one end to the other.

Step 4 – Form the Joint

Use your fingers to roll the paperback and forth to even the weed, and begin rolling your joint. Roll the paper into a cone shape, until you’re able to tuck the non-sticky side of the paper into the cone and continue rolling.

Step 5 – Seal the Joint

Lick the sticky part of the paper and seal the joint on the opposite side of the filter. Roll the joint until all the sticky paper is sealed on the other side of the paper. Using your pen or something similar, pack the end of the joint to help make sure you have an even burn.

How to Use a Joint Roller

Joint rolling machines are another alternative to rolling a joint by hand. A joint rolling machine is about the length of a standard rolling paper and consists of two “rolling pins,” connected by a sheet of material.

You place your filter on one end, you place your cannabis on the other. Close the pins, and roll them towards you so the joint forms and into a uniform shape. Once you’re done, you’ll have a perfectly rolled joint.

Whether you roll with or without a filter, or if you prefer to have someone else roll the joint for you, Doobie has you covered for getting happiness delivered with a variety of flower and pre-roll options. Have questions? Call us on the Highline, we’ll help you out, bud.

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How to Get A Medical ID Card

Applying for a medical marijuana card may seem confusing at first, but we’re here to help. Learning how to get a medical marijuana card can be a huge plus if recreational marijuana isn’t available in your area, or if you have a qualifying condition that medical marijuana use can help with.

What Is A Medical Cannabis Card?

A medical cannabis card is a state-issued ID card that lets patients purchase medical marijuana products, through a licensed cannabis dispensary or a medical marijuana delivery service. In states where recreational marijuana isn’t legal yet, you can’t legally purchase or possess medical cannabis without a card.

How to Apply for a Medical Card

1. Learn About Qualifying Conditions for Your State

Each state’s qualifying conditions for medical marijuana cards are different, but some conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease

Other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s certifying physician

Your state’s health department website may have information on more specific conditions, or you can reach out to your healthcare provider. If your state requires that you have a qualifying condition, your primary care physician may be a great place to start.

2. Find a Doctor Who is Registered to Certify You for a Card

Once you’ve met with a doctor who determines you have a qualifying condition, you’ll receive a diagnosis with a signed recommendation that may include dosages, consumption methods, and time period of qualification.

In some cases, your primary care physician may also be certified to administer medical cannabis ID cards. If not, you need to find a doctor who is qualified to do so. Your state’s health department may also have a list of registered practitioners. Companies that provide online medical appointments like Elevate Holistics or websites like Leafly and Weedmaps are also great places to find databases of cannabis doctors.

3. Submit Your Application Forms

As a patient, you’ll submit your forms online which will include proof of residency, the doctor’s recommendation, all other required documents, and an application fee. From there it’s up to your state’s department that oversees the medical marijuana program to evaluate and approve the application and mail your medical card. Cards typically last for a year until you have to renew your medical card and submit another online application.

Helpful Things to Know

Depending on your state, you may need to register with the health department before you receive your card in the mail. Otherwise, you only have to wait a few weeks until your physical card arrives for you to use at a dispensary. In some cases, you may receive a temporary card so you can visit a dispensary and purchase cannabis per your doctor’s recommendations.

The budtenders at the dispensary can be helpful in assisting with your purchases. Some dispensaries have cannabis pharmacists that can help you find specific products that can help with certain health conditions.

Once you get your card, be sure to get happiness delivered with Doobie! We’re your go-to for having your favorite cannabis products delivered right to where you are.

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Is There a Difference Between Medicinal & Recreational Marijuana?

With all the changes with recreational and medicinal marijuana, we’re sure you have a question: Is there a difference between medicinal marijuana and recreational? Short answer: yes. There are a few differences between the two. We’re here to help debunk some of the questions you may have.

Legalities

While marijuana is still illegal federally, both medicinally and recreationally, legality in each state varies. In states where only medicinal marijuana is legal, a medical ID card is required to purchase and possess marijuana. With that, the possession limits and at-home cultivation laws may be different in these states because states recognize that medical marijuana patients may require more cannabis than the average customer due to the severity of their medical condition.

Possession limits for recreational consumers may be smaller than those for medicinal consumers, and at-home cultivation may not be an option for recreational consumers either. Always be sure to check your state’s laws on at-home cultivation before you decide to try to grow your own buds.

THC vs CBD

Typically, medicinal marijuana contains higher levels of cannabidiol (CBD) since they don’t provide the same high effects as THC-dominant strains and is more popular among medical marijuana patients. THC is responsible for marijuana’s euphoric effects, and although these strains can be used to alleviate pain, they tend to be more popular among recreational marijuana users.

While the THC vs CBD content may be different in medicinal and recreational marijuana, that does not determine if it is medicinal and/or recreational.

Usage Purposes

Medical marijuana is used by patients for therapeutic purposes for certain medical conditions that have been recognized by their state. It is typically reserved for legal medical patients who have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition, and in some cases are adults 21 and older. Recreational marijuana is typically used by consumers for personal reasons not related to a medical condition.

Buying Experience

State regulations may require that recreational and medicinal marijuana be taxed at different rates. While it varies state by state, a lot of states tax pretty heavily on adult-use marijuana. In addition, a medicinal patient’s experience will be a little different from a recreational user’s because they’ll have gone to docs visits, filled out some paperwork, and received a medical ID card prior to going to the dispensary. In addition, those with medical IDs are able to purchase cannabis from dispensaries that are exclusively for medical marijuana patients.

Figuring out whether medical or recreational marijuana is better for you is entirely up to you! Of course, if you live in a state where you’re required to have a medical marijuana ID card to possess and consume marijuana, we can help you with some tips on how to get a medical ID card. Definitely discuss with your doctor first though.

As always, if you need happiness delivered Doobie is your go-to!

How to Trim, Dry, & Cure Cannabis

Drying and curing cannabis doesn’t need to be difficult. We’re sure you have questions about how to trim cannabis, what some of the terms mean, and where to get started. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you learn how to properly cut, dry, and cure cannabis with our comprehensive guide. Let us teach you how to get better cannabis.

Why Is Trimming Cannabis Important?

Trimming cannabis helps it take on a more uniform appearance and make it more aesthetically pleasing. Trimming is also important for curing. During the curing process, trimmed buds have a more uniform moisture content, creating a much more even and flavorful smoking experience.

Wet Trimming vs Dry Trimming

Wet trimming

Wet trimming happens all in one sitting: You cut down the plant, buck buds off branches, trim the buds, and place them on a drying rack for a few days. Some of the pros of wet trimming include:

  • Easier access and removal of sugar and fan leaves that tend to get dry and shriveled up during dry trimming
  • Quicker drying, which is especially helpful in humid climates where mold can be a concern
  • Trichomes remain intact, which preserves terpenes and flavors in the final product
  • A more aesthetically pleasing final product

Some of the cons of wet trimming are that it’s very sticky, and you can end up with trichomes on your fingers, shears, body, etc.

Dry trimming

Dry trimming happens after plants are dried, right before they’re hung on a line or hanger. Hanging plants prevents buds from becoming misshapen. Once the plants are fully dry, you’ll be able to buck the buds off branches and trim them.

Some of the pros of dry trimming include:

  • Preventing excess terpne loss during a quick dry. Keeping leaves on in the beginning increases humidity around the buds and slows down drying, which is great in arid climates
  • Less messy than wet trimming since trichomes will harden and won’t get on everythings

Some of the cons of dry trimming include:

  • Potential breakage due to drier trichomes
  • More care needed to preserve trichomes and THC levels
  • Takes up more space due to the plants needing to be hung in an adequate drying space

Drying Cannabis

Drying cannabis involves hanging plants in a controlled environment so they lose most of their moisture.

There are a few different methods people use when learning how to dry cannabis, including:

  • Hang-drying the plant
  • Wet-bucking flowers off the plant
  • Drying plants on food-grade drying racks or by using industrial drying chambers

Tools for Trimming Cannabis

  • A clean surface, like a table
  • Tray/bowl and a clean surface
  • Comfortable chair and area
  • Proper clothes (ones that can get sticky)
  • Pruners (helpful for big branches)
  • Scissors (for trimming buds)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rags
  • Entertainment (optional, but always a good idea)

How to Trim Cannabis 

Step 1: Cut down the plant and cut off branches

Cut the main stalk of the plant using a solid pair of pruning shears. Make sure you’re close to the soil! Next, cut off branches, and break the plant into smaller pieces.

If you’re dry trimming, you’ll hang the plant to dry first before moving on to step 2. This process can take about 3-7 days, and you’ll know your plants are ready once the stems snap.

Step 2: Remove fan leaves

Do you know the popular cannabis leaf picture with five or seven points? Those are the fan leaves. They don’t have trichomes so you can cut and get rid of them.

If you’re wet trimming, you may be able to pull them off with your fingers but do so gently. If dry trimming, grab those scissors because you’ll need to snip them off.

Step 3: Cut buds from the branch

This process is called bucking, and it involves snipping individual buds from branches. This is where your bowl will come in handy, so you can have a pile of buds to work on.

Keep separate piles for branches, stems, and fan leaves so you can compost them later!

Step 4: Start trimming

Trim the stem as close as you can without causing the bud to break down. Keep in mind, you don’t want the stem exposed anywhere but the bottom of the bud.

Make sure to remove the little branches that stem up from the bottom aka the crow’s feet, and trim off any extra plant matter. Your goal here is to get rid of everything that isn’t fully covered in trichomes. You want to make sure your buds look uniform and are just the right size so they dry properly and don’t get moldy.

There you have it, all your buds in one place!

Curing Cannabis

Curing refers to further drying of cannabis buds, however in this case the plants are stored in containers. This helps them lose moisture more slowly than the first drying process.

How to Cure Cannabis

After plants are trimmed, buds are loosely packed in glass jars such as mason jars, or glass-lined vessels depending on the size of the match. This is where the process is mostly up to the individual curing of the cannabis and their preference of using paper bags, airtight vessels, wooden boxes, etc.
Typical conditions for curing cannabis include having the temperature, humidity, and light-controlled with between 55-65 percent humidity and a temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants will be stored in a controlled environment for a few weeks, to allow additional time for the moisture to rebalance and spread throughout the bud evenly.

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Setting Up Your Hypur Account

For our St. Louis friends, getting happiness delivered looks a little different. We work with Hypur to help you pay for cannabis directly from your bank account. Hypur is free, fast, easy and safe, and helps us get to you sooner. There’s no additional charge for using Hypur, and it takes less than 5 minutes to sign up.

What is Hypur?

Hypur is who we work with to make it easy for you to pay to get happiness delivered. It’s free and eliminates the hassle of having to use cash. Just set up your account, connect your bank, and you’re good to go.

We work with Hypur to make it easy to pay, straight from your bank account. Hypur is free for our customers and eliminates the hassle of cash.

Learn more about Hypur here.

Getting Started with Hypur

Setting up your Hypur account is easy, and takes less than five minutes. Hypur gives you a cashless option that is safe, convenient, and reliable. We bet that’s less time than it takes you to roll a joint. Here’s how you get started with Hypur:

  1. Download the Hypur App from the App Store, Google Play or through your browser
  2. Enter your email and a few other personal details. Don’t worry, all your data is encrypted and kept secure.
  3. Set up your 4-digit PAC (Personal Access Code) that you’ll use to authorize purchases.

Using Hypur with Doobie

After you link your bank account, you can select ‘Pay with Hypur’ at checkout. Hypur never stores your personal bank information! Once you log in and authorize your purchase, you’ll be on your way to having happiness delivered. This makes it easy for secure, contactless payments, and for use to get to you sooner.

Need Support with Hypur?

Our amazing Doobie team is more than happy to answer your questions. If you want to reach out to Hypur directly, they offer unlimited support! You can send the customer support team an email at support@hypur.com or call them at 480-500-1974.

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Effects of Cannabis on Athletic Performance

Sha’Carri Richardson, an American track and field sprinter who competes in 100 meters and 200 meters, was given a drug test last month that put her future at risk. During Sha’Carri’s track and field trials in Oregon, she tested positive for marijuana. Sha’Carri’s positive test caused her to be banned from the Tokyo Olympics due to the association’s anti-marijuana rules.

In early July, Sha’Carri apologized to family, friends, and fans in an interview with NBC’s “Today” show, explaining that she used cannabis after receiving news from a reporter that her mother had died. Sha’Carri shared that hearing the information from a stranger, “was definitely triggering, it was definitely nerve-shocking.” She followed up by adding that, “I’m young, I’ve got plenty of Games left in me,” and that her focus now will be to take care of herself.

Cannabis and the Olympics

Cannabis has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) since the organization released its list of prohibited substances in 2004. This list includes items that meet two out of three criteria:

Criteria 1: They harm the health of the athlete

Criteria 2: They are performance-enhancing

Criteria 3: They are against the spirit of sport

In 2011, WADA published a paper in Sports Medicine defending the ban on cannabis, citing that cannabis could help athletes, “better perform under pressure and to alleviate stress experienced before and during competition”.  There’s been backlash about how cannabis falls on this list, especially in regard to the second point.

Effects of Marijuana on Athletic Performance

In short, it doesn’t necessarily enhance athletic performance. In a 2017 study published by the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, a review of 15 studies on cannabis and athletic performance found that cannabis does not improve athletic performance. The studies did find that in some cases, cannabis decreased performance and impaired athletes’ ability to exercise protocol.

Cannabis researcher Sue Sisley spoke with the Washington Post and shared that, “There’s no evidence that cannabis is performance-enhancing. This seems genuinely unfair that we continue to punish athletes based on a test that should not even be done. Why do the Olympics continue to test for THC at all?”

How Do Athletes Use Marijuana?

While THC is still banned, the WADA removed CBD from its list of prohibited substances and put the changes into effect in January 2018. Since then, athletes have been using CBD for natural, alternative wellness solutions to help them recover. While there hasn’t been a ton of research conducted on the effects of CBD on athletes, users generally report feeling relaxed without experiencing the psychoactive effects THC induces.

Cannabis clinician Dr. Leigh Vinocur spoke with GreenState on the effects of CBD, stating that, “CBD suppresses inflammatory pain. It blocks the mediators of inflammation by interacting with receptors in the body associated with inflammation. Because of these properties, athletes use it during recovery after intense exercise. It’s also shown to reduce anxiety by modulating the serotonin receptors just like some of the anti-anxiety and antidepressants do, which studies have shown can help with social anxiety, performing in public, and possibly sleep.”

What Are The Long-Term Effects of Cannabis?

Researchers are still unclear if there will be any negative long-term effects for athletes who use cannabis, some studies show that cannabis has certain pre-competition benefits. These include:

  • Reduction of muscle and joint inflammation.   
  • Reduction of muscle soreness, pain, and muscle spasms
  • Improvement of Sleep
  • Restoration of Cognitive Functions

What’s Next for Marijuana & Athletes?

Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe has been very vocal about how she incorporates CBD into her training routine. Rapinoe uses sing products from Mendi, a company founded by her sister Rachael Rapinoe and Brett Schwager. Other Olympic athletes who are ambassadors for Mendi include hurdler Devon Allen, softball outfielder Hayley McCleney and WNBA champion, and four-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird.

Mendi was founded to create a brand of CBD products that equip athletes with natural solutions to help them recover better and perform at their best. The products provide a healthier alternative to opioids and other addictive treatments that are recommended to athletes.

Hopefully, in the future, Wada decides to remove THC from its list. Who knows, maybe one day soon Doobie will be able to deliver happiness to an Olympian!

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St. Louis Marijuana Laws

Laws around marijuana are always changing, and if you’re a resident of St. Louis, you may be confused about what the current cannabis laws are. We’re here to make it a little simpler for you.

To put it simply, recreational use is illegal in Missouri. However, in St. Louis medical marijuana is legal for patients with a qualifying condition and a registered state ID card.

What Do the Current Laws Say and What Are the Penalties?

579.015.  Possession or control of a controlled substance — penalty. —

  1. A person commits the offense of possession of a controlled substance if he or she knowingly possesses a controlled substance, except as authorized by this chapter or chapter 195.
  2. The offense of possession of any controlled substance except thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or any synthetic cannabinoid is a class D felony.
  3. The offense of possession of more than ten grams but thirty-five grams or less of marijuana or any synthetic cannabinoid is a class A misdemeanor.
  4. The offense of possession of not more than ten grams of marijuana or any synthetic cannabinoid is a class D misdemeanor.  If the defendant has previously been found guilty of any offense of the laws related to controlled substances of this state, or of the United States, or any state, territory, or district, the offense is a class A misdemeanor. Prior findings of guilt shall be pleaded and proven in the same manner as required by section 558.021.
  5. In any complaint, information, or indictment, and in any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of any provision of this chapter or chapter 195, it shall not be necessary to include any exception, excuse, proviso, or exemption contained in this chapter or chapter 195, and the burden of proof of any such exception, excuse, proviso or exemption shall be upon the defendant.

How Are the Laws Changing?

As of April 2021, possession of 10 grams or less is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum $500 fine and no jail time. The St. Louis County Council voted to reduce penalties for less than 35 grams of recreational marijuana possession from a fine of not more than $1,000 or one year in jail or both to a fine of not more than $100.

In January 2019, the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office released a policy memo regarding marijuana which states:

This office will not prosecute the possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana in any capacity. Prosecution of more than 100 grams of marijuana will only be pursued if evidence suggests the sale/distribution of marijuana. APAs will not issue cases, apply for summons or warrants for possession of 100 grams or less of marijuana.

Pending cases: APAs will not proceed with or attempt to accept any plea/finding of guilt for felony or misdemeanor marijuana possession, regardless of amount, without written approval from supervisor.

  • Note: immediate action – APAs will file Nolle Prosequis for every pending felony and misdemeanor marijuana possession case no later than January 11, 2018.
  • Note: immediate action – APAs will not to request capias warrants for failure(s) to appear on possession of marijuana matters.

Probation violation matters: APAs will not file or pursue Motions to Revoke Probation arising solely from the use or possession of marijuana.

Conditions of bail/bond: APAs will not file or pursue Motions to Revoke Bond arising solely from the use or possession of marijuana.

Counties such as St. Louis and St. Louis county have prosecutors who have made public statements that they will not pursue felony marijuana charges even if over 35 grams. St. Louis county prosecutors Kim Gardner & Wesley Bell have since both announced changes to their offices policies in regard to prosecuting charges for marijuana possession. In 2018, Gardner’s office announced that any amount under 100 grams would be prosecuted in St. Louis City municipal court as an infraction. In 2019, Bell announced to his staff that they would no longer be prosecuting smaller amounts of marijuana, however distribution charges and marijuana accompanied by a weapon will still be prosecuted.

Can You Legally Consume Marijuana in Other Forms?

Technically, yes. There are stores in the St. Louis area that offer edibles like gummies, chocolates, caramels, topical products, and more. These products contain delta-8 THC, a legal cannabinoid that is often combined with CBD, another cannabinoid that’s purported to promote relaxation, among other benefits, without the psychoactive properties. You can purchase these at different locations throughout St. Louis.

How Do I Get A Medical Card in Missouri?

Interested in getting a medical marijuana ID card in Missouri? We’ve got you covered! At Doobie, we make cannabis easy. Learn more about how to get a Missouri medical marijuana ID card.

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How Long Does Cannabis Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Cannabis Stay in Your System?

Cannabis users often have the same question: How long does cannabis stay in your system? This question may come up for a number of reasons, and the answers may be a bit confusing. We’re here to make it easier for you.

What Do Drug Tests Look for Exactly?

Tests are designed to detect THC, the most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis. Once THC is in your system, it enters your bloodstream where it’s broken down into molecules called metabolites.

The presence of THC may fade quickly, however metabolites such as THC-COOH remain detectable days or weeks after cannabis was consumed. Because THC is fat-soluble, in general those people with a higher proportion of body fat will retain those THC metabolites for longer.

For CBD users, drug tests have nothing to do with CBD! They only look for THC metabolites in your system.

What Type of Tests are Used to Test for Marijuana?

You can take a variety of tests to determine how long cannabis has been in your system. Samples can be gathered from saliva, urine, hair, or blood, and there are several other factors that contribute to how the results will show up after the test.

Saliva

If your saliva is being tested, you can test positive for THC for up to 34-48 hours after your last use.

Urine

Urine tests are the most commonly used for drug tests, and this is where other variables come into play. For infrequent users or those who use cannabis less than 2 times per week, you can test positive for 1-3 days after your last use.

Moderate users, or those who use cannabis several times per week, can test positive for 7­–21 days after last use.

Heavy users, or those who use cannabis several times a day, can test positive for a month or longer after last use.

For users who choose to consume their marijuana with edibles, positive results can happen for 1-5 days after last use.

Hair

Hair tests can detect marijuana for up to 90 days after last use. Studies show that these tests are more reliable for moderate to heavy users; it can be difficult to detect cannabis in light users by their hair.

Blood

Blood tests are also used to detect marijuana, the metabolites in your blood can show up on a blood test for up to 36 hours after last use.

Depending on the type of test you take, you may get different results. For example, a heavy user may take a saliva test after not consuming it for a few days and the test will determine there is no marijuana in their system. 

However, if that same user were to take a urine or hair test, the results would show that they do have marijuana in their system and it’s been there for a period of 7-90 days. The question of exactly how long THC-OOH is detectable depends on several factors.

What Factors Affect How Long Marijuana Will Show Up In My System?

While each test varies in terms of when marijuana will show in your system, there are other factors to consider as well. Other factors that can affect how long THC-OOH is detectable in your system include:

  • Frequency of use
  • Hydration levels
  • Metabolism/ body fat
  • Length of time since last use
  • How your body processes THC
  • Amount of THC in the marijuana

It’s always good to have a better understanding of cannabis, how it affects your body and how long it will stay in your system. If you have a test coming up, good luck! Everyone here at Doobie hopes it turns out the way you need it to.

If not, give us a ring if you need a buzz! We make cannabis easy.

Different Uses for CBD

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) belongs to a class of substances known as cannabinoids, which are found in marijuana plants. Despite its origins in marijuana plants, CBD does not produce a high or any form of intoxication; that is due to THC, another cannabinoid. CBD may produce significant changes in the body, and it is showing some significant medical benefits. CBD oil is derived from the cannabis plant and is diluted with carrier oils like coconut or hemp seed oil.

What Is CBD Used For?

There have been studies on the potential role of CBD oil in easing symptoms of many common health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, acne, and heart disease. Cancer patients may even find that it provides a natural alternative to pain and symptom relief. CBD oil is being investigated for its potential health benefits, so new therapeutic applications for this natural remedy are sure to be found in the near future. There is still much to learn about CBD’s efficacy and safety, but results from recent studies suggest it could provide consumers with powerful, natural treatment for many health conditions.

How to use CBD Oil

Over the past couple of years of cannabis legalization across the US CBD has exploded in popularity. Almost every industry has found a way to include it in their products from skincare companies to fast-food giants. One of the huge reasons that this has occurred is that CBD can be taken in a variety of ways including oral and dermally. This means that no matter your inclination you will be able to find a method that fits your speed and preferences. It is important to note that every form that CBD can be taken will vary in its effects. For example, CBD used on the skin is praised for its anti-inflammatory properties while sublingual CBD goes virtually straight into the bloodstream and is useful for slowing you down for a better night’s sleep.

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