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Stress Is Not Normal. Here’s How Medical Marijuana Can Help

Meditation and Medical Marijuana for Stress

We have all grown up listening to people suggesting stress is normal. Stress is common, not normal. It is high time we understand the difference and consider it a serious condition that needs to be managed. Turns out, a little medical marijuana is the best thing ever for stress!

Sure, a little stress once in a while is okay and we all feel stressed at some point of time but stressing all the time can lead to other mental health conditions like anxiety, panic, over thinking, and even depression. It is better to treat the root cause of mental illness in the very initial stages than waiting until it gets out of hand.

But how can we treat stress?

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You don’t have to completely eliminate it from your life. It is an emotion that will and should be a part of your system but there should be some treatment option that can help you to manage it.

Meditation is one of the most common techniques that are used to manage stress followed by medical marijuana.

Meditation and Medical Marijuana for Stress

Meditation and Medical Marijuana for Stress

Both meditation and medical marijuana are better treatment options than pharmaceuticals. The chemicals in those stress relieving, antidepressant medications are addictive and can offer several side effects especially in the long run.

Meditation is more like a lifestyle change and practicing it regularly can effectively reduce stress and stress induced conditions by a lot. But here’s the deal. Any lifestyle change requires continuity and it takes time for things to work. There is no doubt that in the long run these lifestyle changes are the most promising but it may not help you right in time when you need it. Yes, people practice meditation and breathing techniques to calm themselves down at times but they are effective for some, not all.

Medical marijuana, on the other hand, offers instant relief. You consume it and you feel relaxed almost immediately, depending on the consumption method you use.

So, while meditation can be seen as an effective treatment that offers long term relief, medical marijuana is a better alternative if you are looking for immediate benefits.

How Does Marijuana Alleviate Stress?

How does marijuana alleviate stress

Medical marijuana is known for providing relaxing, calming effects to the consumer. Even though the research in this field is pretty limited, there is decent anecdotal and scientific evidence that suggests the plant has some really beneficial medicinal properties.

The cannabinoids of the cannabis plant have the ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system of the body. These cannabinoids have a similar chemical structure to the endocannabinoids present and produced naturally in the human body. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for managing certain areas and emotions like pain, mood, stress, sleep, anxiety, and even sex drive. And since cannabinoids can interact with the endocannabinoid system, they can influence the working of the central nervous system and all these areas as well.

This is the reason why consuming marijuana helps you feel relaxed, calm, euphoric, sleepy, and creative at times.

Using marijuana for relieving stress is not a new discovery; people have been using the plant for centuries as a natural medication. Studies and researches have proven that low doses of medical marijuana can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and the severity of other mental health conditions. However, if taken in high quantities continuously for a long period of time, the same plant may worsen the symptoms of all these mental health conditions.

THC or CBD: Which Is Better for Stress?

Effects of CBD vs THC

If you are familiar with the basics of medical marijuana or the cannabis plant you would know that there are two major cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant, namely CBD and THC. There are several minor cannabinoids and other components that have a significant role to play as well but these major cannabinoids are found in higher concentrations and often take the limelight because of the effects they offer.

Out of the two major cannabinoids, CBD is the non psychoactive one. That is, it does not alter the thinking process and would not offer the consumer a high. THC, on the other hand, is the psychoactive compound and famous for the euphoric effects and infamous high associated with marijuana. Both the cannabinoids have medicinal properties.

Out of CBD and THC, a lot of people prefer taking CBD as they believe the high or psychoactive effects can be intoxicating, even though that is not the case.

Sure, CBD is safe and would not offer you the high, but so is THC even if it makes you high. While there are CBD products available in the market with least to no THC content, it is suggested to consume plant and plant based products that have both CBD and THC, for better effects. CBD and THC, when combined, create what is called an entourage effect, which intensifies the benefits of the cannabis plant and promises stronger effects. Stronger effects do not mean intoxicating but more effective.

Do I Need to Consult a Doctor?

There are several states in the US that have legalized the consumption for recreational purposes as well but if you believe your condition is serious and you may need highly potent marijuana that is specifically grown for medical purposes, you will need to consult a medical marijuana doctor. Only patients holding a medical marijuana card are given access to medical marijuana. You can consult a doctor online and apply for a medical card easily through the online medical card website.

Should I consult a doctor about cannabis?

Parting Words

Medical marijuana is a highly therapeutic, natural medication that is being used to treat and manage several health conditions that include mental health as well as incurable diseases like cancer. Even though the plant is known for innumerable benefits and medicinal properties, it is still labeled as a schedule 1 drug. It is advised to use the plant properly, in low quantities, as per the suggestion of your physician in order to avoid any side effects or legal repercussions.


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DIY Bath Bombs!

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Ever consider making your own bath bombs? The Amazon products nice but they are prohibited from selling actual CBD. For the real thing, follow this recipe in this video and add 100mg of your favorite CBD tincture. We recommend the brand ‘Kalm’. Get a 3000 mg bottle of Kalm brand CBD tincture at your local agency. Another good one a lot cheaper is Laguna Woods brand available here and other spots..

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What’s Next In-Store for Cannabis Industry?

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The International Market Is Growing Fast

Cannabis markets are growing around the world especially in Europe. Europe’s legal cannabis market predicted to reach high of 3.2 billion euros by 2025.

Alternative Cannabinoid Products are Booming

In 2022 watch for more interested in minor cannabinoids like CBGTHCV, and THC-A

How Cannabis Is Marketed


Its not just ‘getting some bud’ anymore.. There are a variety of products available, ranging from tincture droppers to CBD balms and all kinds of othe great stuff. People are enjoying the variety and experiencing cannabis in new ways because of it.

Massive Technology Advances

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Tech advances will enable banks and other services to collaborate with and comply with the doobie industry on all levels.

New Regulations Are Coming

State Medical Cannabis Laws

Buyers are slowly being pulled away from the illegal market due to tighter regulation. The trend is expected to continue although approaches vary widely state by state.

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Got old vape carts…?

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Salvage that last bit from your old carts!

If you like to vape, you might end up with a hand full of half-empty or faulty cartridges (or pens) laying around. They don’t make them like they used to. Defective cartridges are everywhere. It seems like a waste to throw away these cartridges, even if it is bad or the original vape pen no longer works properly. They’re packed with super potent extract, and you might want to get it out one day.

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New in the area?

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I just moved to a new area due to a job relocation situation and realized that I needed to find a new weed supply. I used to go to friends and ask for their ‘guys’ phone number but now, with all these clubs around, the ‘guy’ isn’t as accessible as he/she used to be. So I did what we do these days, I headed to google and did a quick search for dispensaries near me.

The list was huge and all seemed to have different offerings, services, and requirements to purchase from them. So much has changed. I’m sure all these shops are great but what can I do to narrow down the list before heading out. Well, here are some tips!


As a quick experiment first google “Dispensaries Near Me” and see what comes up. You’ll notice its full of all kinds of ads and directories but lacking specific info about nearby clubs. Instead,

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Google “Doapest Dispensary Near Me“, click on the home page then enable your location. A map will appear with all the best clubs and services near you! The map shows pins with more information about each club including hours of operation, phone, email and more! Click the title on any pin to open the agency public page which is full of great information, reviews, menus, awards or other industry recognition recieved by the club, and even an aggregate listings of reviews from Google and Yelp. You won’t find a better resource when trying to find that perfect cannabis dispensary near you.

Another great way is to simply call the Doap hotline and ask for a recommendation. Its easy to remember, dial 833-BUY-DOAP (833-289-3627) extension 3.

Check out the “Doapest Agency Listings”, some of the winners deserve a special trip. They excel in the cannabis industry in one way or another and have been deemed wothwhile by our editors. Maybe even plan a tour around the list and let us know how it went here!


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Roll better j’s

Tips for rolling a better joint
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Twaxing takes it to another level!

Every stoner clique has their de-facto joint roller: the guy everyone turns to when the team wants to burn one, or the girl who can twist perfect j while walking into the wind holding all her smoking supplies.

Are you, um, not that person?  Are you looking to improve your rolling technique? With a bit of practice and the right info, you don’t have to be a magician to break out a nice smooth-burning joint.

Stock Your Stash Box

Make sure you have all the key elements for rolling great joints: this should include a weed grinder, crutches, papers, and a lighter at the bare minimum, but deck yourself out if you want to.

Although many steps in the joint rolling process are largely a matter of preference, there are several tips that require the above items if you want to improve your smoking experience. There are also some very clever weed accessories that have become essentials in our 420 smoking kit.

Use the Best Possible Rolling Papers

Are you still grabbing whatever kind of papers they happen to have at the gas station? The type you choose will affect the taste of your joints and the rolling experience. There are three main types of paper used in rolling papers on the market and they each have certain traits that affect the joints characteristics in key ways especially taste and how it burns. The more common are the wood pulp rolling papers, try to avoid those. You are better off with a paper made of hemp or rice. In a pinch though, make due with what you have access to. Those just starting out should try a hemp paper as they are easier to roll with and burn more evenly than the others. Expert rollers looking for a flavorless, slow burn and a precise roll will benefit from rice papers. They can be a bit more fragile but again, thats no problem for all but the most noobie of doobie rollers.

the various kinds of rolling paper materials that are out there

Select the Right Size Paper For You and Your Situation

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The right size rolling paper is a situational decision based on a few key factors: How many people are you smoking with? How high are their tolerances? How many joints do you intend to roll? And now we are talking about our new virus world where everyone should just have their own personal splif.

The most popular and widely available sizes are 1 ¼” size. 1 ¼” is generally considered to be the ‘standard’ cannabis rolling paper and suits most situations. Sometimes you might want to experiment with the bombers but most potheads will tell you that the extra large doobies are a blast but tend to waste pot. Depending on your personal smoking style you’ll probably want the 1 1/4s for most situation. A great tip is to keep a test tube and a cork handy and snuff your bigger joints out by starving it of oxygen instead of crushing it out. You’ll get an extra session or two out of your spliff that way!

Grind Your Doobie First

Of course you can get always just break weed up with your fingers but grinding will make it so much better. Clipping it up with little nail scissors are great if the weed is on the damper side. You don’t need to spend $60+ for the best grinder either. Most any grinder will suffice. Keep in mind both the tiny ones and the giant ones can be awkward so its best to go for something in the middle. Regardless of your rolling abilities, crafting a perfect joint will be a futile exercise if your weed isn’t evenly ground. We recommend metal grinders, as they are more durable and provide a smoother, more consistent grinding action – but they are also available in plastic or wood version. Just use one!

How and why to crutch your joints

Have you ever been handed a joint with a soggy end that you can barely smoke? Don’t be “that guy” responsible for subjecting your smoking circle to that experience. Also called a filter or tip, a crutch is essentially a mouthpiece made of glass or wood pulp – you can purchase perfectly-sized rolling tips or make them at home. They act as a handle that aids in holding and passing to others while optimizing airflow for an easy draw. As if that weren’t enough, they also aid in the joint rolling process by providing a perfect cylinder to which the rolled cannabis can be integrated. The best part: now you can smoke your joint to the very end.

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Using a crutch is an easy way to improve your joints

Arrange Slowly Before Rolling

Have you ever noticed that some joints come out looking like they have a little”pooch” in the middle? A bit of gentle organization with your fingertips is all that’s needed to position your bud properly and prevent the “pregnant” look, but it’s often overlooked. Pinners (straight, cigarette-shaped joints) are typically rolled for smaller groups and are very efficient, whereas cones (fluted joints that flare at the end) provide a powerful hit and maximize the size of the rolling paper.

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Pinners v. Cones are a matter of preference.

Final Setup Then Roll Patiently

It’s not easy to roll great joints if the weed is all over the place, so take some time and get it arranged neatly in the paper. Take a little time time to work the cannabis down into the paper to create a pencil shape. If you are struggling, keep at it, there is no substitute for practice!

After you’ve arranged the bud and rolled the paper back and forth between your fingers, set the whole thing down on the table and see how your roll behaves. If it doesn’t hold its pencil shape, you won’t be able to get that tight roll you’re looking for.

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Arrange the ground doobie carefully

Create Paper Tension Using the Tip

If you get a little crinkle in the paper after the initial tuck, you can fix it! Using one hand hold the tuck in place, shift your other hand to the tip of the paper and pull away from the crutch. Focus on creating just enough tension in the paper to smooth it out, but don’t pull so hard that you tear it. This is an easy place to struggle, so we have some more detailed tips for how to roll a cone joint to help you get through the tuck and roll process as a beginner.

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Light it Correctly, No Inhale on Ignition

Do not try to earn style points when lighting your joints. Cannabis and organic raw hemp flower joints do not burn like cigarettes, and therefore should be ignited in a different fashion. Gently rotate the joint while slowly increasing the amount of direct heat to create a long-lasting, slow-burning cherry right from the tip of your joint, preventing the dreaded “canoe” that forms when part of the joint burns more quickly than the rest. If someone rubs their saliva all over the side of the joint to slow down the canoe, you might feel like skipping your turn.

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Dont toke your joint when you first light it.

Try Rolling An Inside-Out Joint And Smoke Less Paper

Did you know you can roll joints with the paper flipped inside out? By minimizing the amount of paper used to seal the joint, you can further decrease the burn rate and avoid the unwanted paper taste. Rolling inside out may have a steeper learning curve, but those who master it rarely return to the traditional style. Give it a try once you have your basic technique down — you might surprise yourself.

Twax for Potency

Twaxing is to apply hash/concentrates to the inside, outside, or tip of your rolls/bowls in any way, shape, or form.” The main benefit here is a huge increase in the potency of your joint, which makes concentrates a great addition. If you don’t have access to BHO or any cannabis concentrates where you live, you can still learn how to make dabs at home! By implementing the inexpensive and easy-to-execute rosin press tech, you can use any cannabis flower to produce concentrates for your joints or blunts. Basically squish some bud in a press and the goo is good to go!

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A well twaxed joint is a thing of beauty.

CBD Joints for Medicinal Benefits

CBD is a derivative of the cannabis plant. It is almost half of the cannabis extract. However, unlike THC doesnt get you high. CBD is legal all over the country.CBD is legal and safe and has multiple health benefits. CBD assists the endocannabinoid system (ECS) found in our bodies. The ECS is responsible for managing brain functions and the immune system. CBD interacts with the C1 and C2 receptors of the ECS. This way CBD improves neural functions and the overall immune systemWe recommend you review a Doap agencies‘ collection of organic awesome CBD joints. Find an agency near you via the locator tool at
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The Doapest Agencies!

The Doapest Cannabis Agencies!
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We’re pleased to announce the establishment of the DOAPEST CANNABIS AGENCY award!

Only the best cannabis services are lucky enough to make this list as we accept no advertising nor solicitations for these awards! DOAP editors will be constantly on the lookout for those few deserving candidates with the most exceptional products and services.

These cannabis delivery services have outdone their peers.  They have proven that their business is exceptional and they have earned their coveted spots on this memorial to the best.

These agencies are truly DOAP and we salute you!