Extreme cases of stress plagues some 40 million Americans—a number that only accounts for reported cases, so we can assume it just scratches the surface of the problem. What gives us hope is that stress is highly treatable, or at least manageable, most of the time. It starts with a healthy lifestyle. Everyone needs to exercise often, stay hydrated, eat good food, take time out, be loved, and sleep a lot (or a little, if you're a freak). But those things don’t always work. And sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that make doing all that just about impossible—or at least hard enough that you can't be bothered. So then what? Well, then there’s the doctor, there’s the therapist, there are pharmaceuticals, and there’s stress leave. But there's also cannabis. And even though some of you associate cannabis with the single most anxious moment of your entire life—yes, that time in college you were glued to the couch — you might want to consider giving it a second chance. You see, the cannabis product offering is incredibly sophisticated now. There are products that have the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the high, or with nearly undetectable levels of psychoactivity. These low-dose products can work wonders on the bad juju swirling about our insides. Just like anything, cannabis is *not* a silver bullet. But paired with the rest of the good work you do, you might just be surprised—or you might not notice it at all. Someone else may point it out before you do and then you can blame it on the moon, because all that matters is that you feel good again.
Tonic Balancing CBD Vape PenIt’s important to get out of work and into *you* at the end of a big day and that’s why a glass of wine can be so helpful. But if you’re like a lot of people, drinking makes you feel like a faded version of yourself the next day. Try swapping out your glass of vino for Tonic's Balancing CBD Vape Pen next time you need to unwind.
Mineral BalanceOur body has a network of receptors known as the endocannabinoid system and it's responsible for maintaining the body’s equilibrium or homeostasis—which is fancy speak for regulating things like pain, appetite, sleep, immune function, and stress. A daily CBD tincture can help keep all of that in balance.
Barbari Herbal BlendsAnother way to take it down a notch, is to roll yourself an herbal spliff. Smoking a whole joint is a pretty therapeutic activity, but can be a bit much if you're alone. We like to mix our flower with some smokeable herbs to make smoking a whole joint possible. Barbari makes two beautiful blends that are perfect for that ritual.
Petra MintsSuper low-dose edibles are a real life-saver for anyone who's spooked from a bad experience. PETRA mints have 2.5 mg of THC, which is half of what most microdosed edibles come in at. That means you can take this one during the day and keep being you.
Petra Mints, $22 (Only available in California + Hawaii)