How to Sleep Like a Baby and the Science of 🍄
2018 is almost over, and in the immortal words of a meme we saw on Instagram (whose credit we’ve lost to infinite scroll @ us if you know who said this), what the fuck was that.
Instead of highlighting the depletion of daylight hours or what to do for midterm elections (go vote BTW, it’ll impact legalization), this month we’re focusing on two things that have promising research for nicer days ahead: weed for sleep and the impact of shrooms on your brain.
We’ll explain studies that are out tying cannabis to better sleep patterns (which can be disrupted with the change in seasons), what scientists are telling us psilocybin and LSD can do for our mental states, and the research behind micro-dosing. We’ll also share a curated Nice List focused on products that help you sleep like it’s pre-2016.
Till then, here’s what’s been happening in the wonderful world of weed.
Canada has done the damn thing.
We’re getting a lot of questions on our northern brothers and sisters, so for a full explainer of what to expect when you’re expecting to visit (let’s be honest, move to) Canada, visit our rulebook which we’ll be updating as legislation progresses.
In our unhinged media landscape, you may have missed the news that Mitch McConnell added a clause to the 2018 Hemp Bill that prohibits anyone charged of a felony drug crime from working in the hemp industry. For perspective, remember that black and latinx communities were overwhelmingly arrested for possession and that no other industry has this kind of a clause which doesn’t extend to other felony charges like rape and murder. In light of this economic redlining, it’s of utmost importance in both the hemp and cannabis industry to expunge records.
Cage-Free Cannabis (aka humans doing the lord’s work) are raising awareness around expungement and helping right the wrongs of the War on Drugs. Per their site, “National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) is a week of events across the U.S. that offers expungement and other forms of legal relief to some of the 77 million Americans with convictions on their records. These convictions can restrict access to housing, employment, education, public assistance, and voting rights long after sentences have been served.”
To find an event near you visit their site.
If you’re interested in getting involved, drop them a line here.