Top 5 Dispensaries in the San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area has always been at the forefront of the cannabis movement. Going back to the 1990s when Proposition 215 was passed, local dispensaries have been building their businesses and offering the local community cannabis that is held to the highest standard. With this wealth of knowledge and experience, many new dispensaries and delivery services have been able to follow in these footsteps, and forge their own path since the 2018 full legalization of cannabis. 

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Important Differences Between Recreational and Medical Cannabis

Today, 35 states have legalized medical marijuana programs, and 14 states have permitted adults over the age of 21 to partake of recreational weed. As more states make the effort to introduce recreational marijuana programs, many are beginning to wonder: Why do medical marijuana programs still exist? Is there a difference between medical cannabis products and the marijuana available to recreational users?

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How do vaporizer pens work?

Vape pens are one of the most popular devices when it comes to dry herb, wax, and oil concentrate consumption. Surpassing the number of smokers and desktop vape users, vape pens are the most convenient types of vapes employed by beginners and seasoned users alike

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What Is Hemp Extract and Why Should You Try It?

Have you been hearing a lot about hemp extract lately? Has it gotten you curious as to what it actually is and why people all across the Globe are showing major interest in it? If that is the case, then you have come to the right place. Today we are talking about this extract and explaining what it is and why you should think of trying it.

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Can CBD, CBN, THC and TERPENES help restore sleep cycles?

According to the National Centers for Biotechnology Information, around 70 million Americans experience sleep disruption. Thousands of people cannot sleep properly due to insomnia in our country during the pandemic. Dr. Sam Friedlander, who is practicing at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, commented, “We are going through an unprecedented time where there is so much stress affecting people. I have been seeing a lot of sleep problems.”

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3 Ways CBD Helps Calm People Suffering from Anxiety

Nobody can quite put their finger on exactly why it is happening, but anxiety-related disorders have seen a massive increase in the last few years. This phenomenon is a global one which has led to a burgeoning interest into the best anti-anxiety drugs and mindfulness meditation techniques.

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John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Sleep

Did you know that 50 – 80 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder? Are you one of them?… I certainly am.

Sleep is so important to me, not only for beauty 😊, but our immune system, how well we feel, our ability to function, both physically and mentally. 

Last weekend, I was in the mountains celebrating a 3-day holiday. I had been looking forward to this weekend and selfishly hoped it would be more than I imagined, since summer had gone too fast and the year continues to be challenging. Unfortunately, the weekend lived up to 2020, keeping in step with the year to date. Imagine my surprise when, in less than 24 hours, it was over! Unknown to us, the Creek Fires and their surrounding acres were in imminent danger and we were asked to evacuate. The Creek Fires are still burning; with over 170K+ acres effected and currently zero containment.

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John Malanca Weekly Roundup: 2020 Keeps Delivering…

Hurricanes, floods, tornados, snow in September?
Then there are the Fires….

Last weekend, I was in the mountains celebrating a 3-day holiday. I had been looking forward to this weekend and selfishly hoped it would be more than I imagined, since summer had gone too fast and the year continues to be challenging. Unfortunately, the weekend lived up to 2020, keeping in step with the year to date. Imagine my surprise when, in less than 24 hours, it was over! Unknown to us, the Creek Fires and their surrounding acres were in imminent danger and we were asked to evacuate. The Creek Fires are still burning; with over 170K+ acres effected and currently zero containment.

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John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Labor Day

This last week was filled with the announcement of three very informative and entertaining podcasts. We began with Medical Director, Chintu Sharma MD, discussing his COVID experiences and recommendations for potentially containing this virus. Dr. Sharma was followed by Dustin Sulak DO, as he provided an educational discussion about cannabis and the benefits this plant brings as it keeps our bodies in balance.

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John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Isolation

In the past three editorials, I have discussed “breathing and smelling the roses”, hope and stress.  I have been surprised to receive an occasional question as to the seriousness of my tone, if I know stress is awful, (yes I do!); and another that I downplayed masks since anyone can “smell the roses” through them.

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Combining Cannabis with Chemo and Radiation. Is It Possible?

Many patients have heard that cannabis can help navigate the side effects of chemotherapy. Most hear from friends or relatives that it can help. They are willing to try almost anything to help deal with the nausea, pain, and insomnia. But patients who are already immuno-compromised and going through chemo have a lot of questions. And their doctors seem to have more questions than answers themselves.

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John Malanca Weekly Roundup: Stress

What a week it’s been…
I don’t know about you, but it seems like everywhere you go these days everyone’s angry and/or stressed out about one thing or another.
I’m witnessing yelling in cars, stores, even outside as people are getting some fresh air.

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