Cannabis News

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The Menopause isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Not that women’s magazines give it the most flattering write up with endless articles featuring tips on how to manage hot flushes, mood swings and weight gain. But despite covering the basics in terms of what symptoms to expect, what’s often missing is the vital information about what it’s really like for many people. The fact that, sometimes, dietary tweaks to up your intake of phytoestrogens and keeping a cool spritz by the bed ain’t going to cut it when your... Read More

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A LOOK AT HOW CBD CAN ENHANCE MENS HEALTH Cannabis does not discriminate. The CBD industry is turning out to be a surprisingly female dominated landscape (both in terms of consumers and behind the scenes), but don’t let that fool you into thinking this isn’t something for men! Not only are the vast majority of the therapeutic affects unisex, but there are a number of benefits worth noting as being particularly helpful for guys. CBD & Testosterone  Studies into the effects of CBD, THC and cannabis as a whole have... Read More

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Eczema and CBD

From the 13th – 19th September, we’ll be turning our focus to National Eczema Week to learn more about this problematic skin condition, which can affect all ages, at any time. What’s the deal with Eczema? Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It provides immunity and much-needed protection from environmental factors such as UV rays, microbes, those aforementioned chemicals, temperature change and more, and when the protective, waterproof barrier fails, as with eczema, the side effects go far beyond the surface. How the skin reads the environmental... Read More

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We, personally, can’t say for sure, but there’s scientific research that suggests so. To help what I’m about to say make a little more sense, ‘phytocannabinoids’ are produced by the plant and are present in CBD (cannabinoid) oil , ‘endocannabinoids’ are produced naturally by our own bodies, by the Endocannabinoid System. There are many phytocannabinoids like those you’ll see on the bottles of CBD, like, well CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBN etc.. and many endocannabinoids like our favourite ‘anandamide’. It’s our favourite for 2 reasons; ananda means bliss in the... Read More

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To celebrate the launch of our new CBD Tea range, here are some fun facts, tips on making the perfect brew and a little more information on why CBD Tea is the way forward. Did you know? Tea is the 2nd most consumed drink in the world 165 million cups of tea are drank in the UK everyday The first tea bags were made from silk Milk was first added to tea so that the porcelain cups wouldn’t be ruined National tea day is on April 21st Did you also... Read More

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CURRY AND CANCER | Saima Thompson speaks with us about her diagnosis aged 29 and cultural challenges she faces

“Cancer. Not a word I thought I’d have to deal with at 29 years of age.” We talk with inspirational Tonic Tribe member Saima Thompson. She was diagnosed with stage four non small cell lung cancer in April  2018. She’d always been fit and healthy, active, ambitious and career-driven. And then she began experiencing upper back pain in March that year. So many of us suffer with back pain and Saima put it down to the usual reasons. “Within a couple of weeks, my upper chest was visibly swollen; this... Read More


CANNABIS AND QUEENS | Women in history used cannabis for all sorts, even vaginal pessaries

FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WE CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE WOMEN THIS MONTH, RIGHT UP TO MOTHER’S DAY ON THE 31ST This week we look at notable women in history and how they used cannabis for women’s health Queen Victoria’s private doctor, Sir Russell Reynolds, would have been deemed a progressive GP these days, prescribing cannabis as a method of relieving medical conditions and ailments. But before cannabis was made illegal in 1928, it was commonly used for its medicinal properties. Victoria was reported to have suffered terribly from menstrual cramps for... Read More