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Control Weeds After Overseeding

Where Did All These Weeds Come From?

Each year during the fall overseeding season, we get a lot of folks that come in to the Grass Pad and say, “I followed your fall lawn renovation program; I used your weed-free grass seed. Why do I have weeds in my yard?” Our response is “Well, it means you really did it right!”

“Yes, You Did it Right”

When properly preparing your lawn for fall overseeding, you created a pathway for grass seed to reach the soil. If grass seed didn’t reach the soil, it would not grow. Raking, verticutting, dethatching, or core aerating are all methods to ensure seed to soil contact.

Soil Preparation before Overseeding

Disturbing the soil (verticutting, aerating, dethatching or raking) exposes soil and any pre-existing weed seeds that lay dormant in the soil. These weed seeds could be from last year or several years ago, suspended under the soil, too deep to germinate waiting for their opportunity to spring into life.

Controlling Broadleaf Weeds after Seeding

Dandelion, clover, spurge, and numerous other broadleaf weeds are stimulated as well. If you should have just a few weeds here and there, pull them by hand. However, if you are overrun, fall is an excellent time to control those broadleaf weeds. Perennial broadleaf weeds are busy sucking up much-needed nutrients to store for overwintering. An application of Gordon’s Trimec or Speedzone can be applied 28 days after grass seed germination. A fall application of Gordon’s Trimec with Uncle’s Stikit, spreader sticker or a granular application of Loveland Weed and Feed will be quickly absorbed by the broadleaf weeds and is sure to kill to the roots.

Controlling Crabgrass after Seeding

Grassy weed seeds appreciate the same fertilizer and additional watering from your fall renovation program and flourish. Don’t panic – annual grassy weeds will be slow to germinate as soil temperatures cool in fall. Mother Nature will take care of these annual weeds at first frost. Using Prevent, crabgrass preventer in mid-April will eliminate their return.

Solved! Here’s Exactly When You Should Aerate the Lawn

What are the telltale signs that your grass needs aerating, and when is the best time to do it? Here’s what you need to know about this all-important lawn care task.

By Teresa Odle and Manasa Reddigari and Bob Vila | Updated Mar 28, 2022 10:11 AM

Q: I recently moved down south from the Northeast and want to keep my new lawn healthy. When is the best time to aerate the lawn?

A: Punching holes into the soil with a lawn aerator, a tool that has either solid spikes or hollow tines, improves the flow of air, water, and nutrients to your lawn. Aerating also solves such problems as soil compaction (an increase in soil density and decrease in soil volume) and excessive thatch (an overly thick layer of dried plant material between the green blades and roots of grass).

Simple though the process may sound, proper aeration requires perfect timing. Aeration schedules differ for lawns depending on grass type, soil, and usage habits. Read on to learn about the factors to consider when determining when to aerate your lawn.

Aerate when turf problems arise.

Why aerate a lawn? While there is value in aerating a healthy lawn to help keep turf lush and green, aeration confers the most benefits on turf that exhibits any of the following conditions:

  • Dry and/or hard soil. A classic sign of soil compaction is when a lawn feels bone dry and dense to the touch and rock hard underfoot. You may also have difficulty inserting trowels or shovels into the soil. Aeration increases soil moisture and softness by providing grass better access to water.
  • Uneven growth. If the lawn contains bare patches where neither grass nor weeds grow, the soil beneath these areas is likely to be compacted. Aeration promotes even growth by providing grass better access to water, nutrients, and air.
  • Poor drainage. Rainwater or water from irrigation often pools in low areas of the lawn because it cannot permeate compacted soil. Aeration improves drainage by improving soil’s absorption of water.
  • Excessive thatch. To judge your lawn’s extent of thatch, remove a 1-square-foot, 4-inch-thick slice from the top with a shovel. If the thatch layer is more than ½ inch thick, aerate the lawn. Aeration reduces thatch buildup by boosting the activity of soil microbes that decompose thatch.
  • High traffic. Aeration can reduce soil compaction in lawns that frequently get trampled by heavy equipment (e.g., riding mowers) or foot traffic from pets or children.

The best season for lawn aeration depends on the type of grass you have.

To ensure that holes in the turf left by aeration are quickly filled with new grass, aerate the lawn only in seasons marked by high grass growth, which vary by grass type:

  • If you have a cool-season grass, such as bluegrass, ryegrass, or fescue, aerate in the early spring or early fall. Cool-season grasses commonly grow in regions that experience cold winters and hot summers (e.g., Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, the upper Great Plains, the upper Midwest, and New England).
  • If you have a warm-season grass, such as St. Augustine, Bermuda grass, or buffalo grass, aerate in the late spring or early summer. These grasses more commonly grow in the warm climates of the Deep South and the lower Southwest and Southeast.

Lawn aeration should not be done during periods of extreme heat or drought, since creating holes in the soil at these times can expose it to more heat, which can further dry out your grass. The best time of year to aerate lawns can also vary from year to year depending on the weather, so always aerate based on what you see in your yard rather than just going by a date on the calendar.

Some jobs are better left to the pros. Receive free, no-commitment estimate from licensed lawn service professionals near you.

Aerate moist soil in the morning.

Plan to aerate when the soil is moist but not saturated (meaning no liquid is pooling on the soil surface), ideally 1 day after rainfall or irrigation. Whether you use a lawn spike aerator equipped with solid wedge-shaped spikes that punch holes in the soil or a core aerator equipped with hollow tines that remove soil, your lawn aerator will penetrate more easily—and can create deeper holes—when the soil is moist.
Aerate in the morning, if possible, as the low temperature and high humidity will prevent moisture in the grass from evaporating.

Determine aeration frequency based on soil type and lawn traffic.

The frequency of aeration depends on the type of soil you have and the level of traffic your lawn gets:

  • If you have clay soil or a high-traffic lawn, aerate the lawn once or twice a year; this type of soil compacts the most easily.
  • If you have silty or loamy soil, or get moderate lawn traffic, aerate the lawn once a year.
  • If you have sandy soil or a low-traffic lawn, aerating the lawn every 2 or 3 years is sufficient; this soil seldom compacts, so it requires infrequent aeration.

Time aeration around other lawn care tasks.

Be sure to choose a time for aeration that won’t interfere with other lawn-care activities:

  • Weed control. While research has shown that aerating your lawn after the application of a pre-emergent herbicide will not hamper herbicide effectiveness, aerate your lawn before applying these products, if possible, so as not to disrupt the chemical barrier that the herbicide forms over the soil.
  • Overseeding. Aeration and seeding should go hand in hand when caring for your green kingdom. If you plan to overseed (the process of planting new grass seeds into an established lawn), aerate before overseeding to increase contact between seeds and soil. This way, a higher percentage of the new grass seeds will germinate.
  • Fertilization. Fertilizer works best when it reaches deep into the soil where the grass roots can access it, so plan to aerate before applying fertilizer to create the holes needed for fertilizer to sink deeply.
  • Watering. Water soil within 48 hours after aerating it, and continue to water every 2 to 3 days for 2 to 3 weeks after aeration, to aid in the speedy regrowth of holes in the turf.
  • Mowing or establishing sod.Both mowers and lawn rollers used to establish contact between newly laid sod and soil can compact soil, so always aerate after mowing or laying sod to help loosen the compacted soil.

When your lawn needs some extra TLC, opt for a soil plug aerator to return nutrients to the soil.

Plug, or core, aerators are the way to go if your soil is particularly compacted. Signs to look out for include water pooling on the grass or running off without soaking in, or soil that’s difficult to dig into. Another indication that it’s time for plug aeration is if the layer of thatch above the soil is more than ½ inch thick. Plug aeration may also be in order if vehicles often drive over the area or if the soil is composed of heavy clay.

A core aerator removes tiny plugs of soil and grass to open up air spaces in the turf and soil below. Each plug is about ½ to ¾ inch in diameter and 1 to 6 inches long (the depth that the aerator penetrates into the ground). A core aerator typically spaces the holes about 2 to 6 inches apart. Leave the plugs on your lawn; once they dry, break them up and rake the soil over the ground, top dressing with compost if you like.

If you hire a lawn aeration service, they’ll advise you when is best to aerate.

It is possible to aerate your lawn too often or at the wrong time, doing more harm than good to your turf. If you don’t know when or how to aerate your lawn and would rather not have to figure it out, hire a lawn aeration service. Most landscaping and lawn-care companies offer aeration services. The pros can determine the best timing for your area and whether your lawn needs annual aeration. The service will cost some money, but it will help keep your lawn healthy.

Your decision on whether to aerate the lawn yourself or use a lawn service, which can also advise on fertilizing and other upkeep, might depend on the size of your lawn and other factors. You can then weigh the cost of the service against the cost of buying or renting an aerator, your willingness to spend the time, and your degree of comfort with doing your own lawn aeration.

Final Thoughts

Lawn aeration can restore grass that is slowly declining in health from lack of air and water. By creating holes in the lawn, you make room in the soil for all the good things grass needs to thrive: water, oxygen, nutrients, and space for roots to grow.

It is vital to know when to aerate the lawn. The best time to aerate depends on the type of grass you have and the climate in your region. It is also important to time aeration with your other lawn-care activities, such as watering, fertilizing, or overseeding. You can aerate a small lawn with a manual lawn aerator, by renting or purchasing a mechanical aerator, or by hiring a lawn aeration service. By paying attention to grass health, water runoff, pooling water, thatch thickness, and other signs that it’s time to aerate, you can help keep your grass green and lush.

FAQs About When to Aerate Your Lawn

The big question is, why aerate a lawn in the first place? Once you’ve established that it needs to be done, you may also wonder how to aerate a lawn. To answer these questions as well as any others you may still have about lawn aeration, read on.

Q. What is aeration?

A. Lawn aeration is a little like opening the windows in a stuffy home to make those living inside more comfortable. To aerate a lawn, a pro or a DIYer uses a soil aeration tool to punch holes in the soil to improve delivery of air, water, and nutrients to the dirt and the grass roots, in the process giving those roots room to spread.

The best time to aerate a lawn varies, depending on the type of grass you have and the climate in your region. Aeration needs to be done far less frequently than more regular lawn chores like mowing or fertilizing. Generally, the health of the grass and other clues, such as soil compaction, pooling water, thick thatch, and uneven grass growth, will tell you when your lawn needs aeration.

Q. What does an aerator do?

A. A lawn aerator creates holes in the grass and soil below. The best type of lawn aerator is a plug aerator, which pulls up tiny cores, or plugs, from the soil to create space for air, water, and root growth. Although in the short term you will end up with tiny holes in the lawn and soil plugs scattered on the grass, aeration will improve your lawn’s appearance and health.

Q. When is it too late to aerate and overseed a lawn?

A. If you plan to overseed a lawn to fill in spots, you should aerate before seeding. It is best to avoid aerating lawns when they are going into dormancy. So, late summer or early fall are too late for warm-season grasses; it is best to aerate in late spring or early summer. For aerating cool-season grasses, stick to early spring and early fall.

Q. When shouldn’t you aerate your lawn?

A. Don’t aerate your lawn when it doesn’t need it. Signs that it’s time to aerate include accumulation of thatch, soil compaction, or poor grass health. Also, do not aerate a lawn that is soggy. After a heavy rain, let the lawn dry out for a few days before aerating. And if you’re planning on laying sod, hold off on aerating until the job is finished.

Mornings work best for aeration, since temperatures are cooler and humidity higher than in the afternoon, giving the soil a little recovery time. Avoid aerating on hot and dry summer days, if possible.

Some jobs are better left to the pros. Receive free, no-commitment estimate from licensed lawn service professionals near you.

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Genetics and biochemistry of seed flavonoids

Flavonoids are secondary metabolites that accumulate in most plant seeds and are involved in physiological functions such as dormancy or viability. This review presents a current view of the genetic and biochemical control of flavonoid metabolism during seed development. It focuses mainly on proanthocyanidin accumulation in Arabidopsis, with comparisons to other related metabolic and regulatory pathways. These intricate networks and their fine-tuned regulation, once they are determined, should contribute to a better understanding of seed coat development and the control of PA and flavonol metabolism. In addition, flavonoids provide an interesting model to study various biological processes and metabolic and regulatory networks.

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Biochem seeds

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Biochem specifications

Read the Biochem seed specifications in the table below. The values may vary between the different seedbanks where you can buy Biochem seeds.

Variety 70% Indica and 30% Sativa
THC level 22.5%
CBD Level Low

About Biochem seeds

Biochem is an mainly indica strain with a THC level of 22.5 percent. The CBD level of this strain is low. Biochem is abbreviated as Bic with a variety of 30% sativa and 70% sativa. Biochem will grow into a beautiful cannabis plant with a fine return in harvest. It is not hard to grow these Biochem seeds, you keep an eye on this plant will it grows, the flowering period is pretty average.

The Biochem has Earthy, Cheese, Woody, Diesel and Spicy/Herbal flavors while the effects of biochem are reported as happy, tingly, euphoric, relaxed and sleepy.Biochem seeds are not available to buy online at the moment, we will update the information as soon as we have a seedbank selling Biochem seeds.

Biochem flavors

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This is some great, smooth bud that will help you shrug off the stress at the end of the day. Nice mellow, calming high. Tastes great. Kinda arousing too. So settle in with your significant other to chill at night and you’ll sleep like a baby.

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So biochem, I bought this Spherex distillate at The Joint and it tests at 73%. My impressions of this strain are very good. It is a great 2-way indica. I say that because this is great sleepy strain, one of the best I have encountered, usually no strain of cannabis makes me weary. This however, is easily countermanded with some caffeine. Making this a perfect strain for individuals with ADHD or ADD. The physical effects are amazing! First the body high is one of a kind, similar to a muscle relaxer. Fatigue melts away snow in spring sun. I absolutely love this strain, such a delight.

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Does smoking weed seeds give you a headache

What Happens When You Smoke Cannabis Seeds?

As medical researchers endeavor to uncover additional health benefits of cannabis, users are also coming up with more creative ways to consume weed. You may have come across oil tinctures made from cannabis extracts like cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or cannabigerol (CBG).

Besides oral tinctures, other cannabis-based products include cannabis edible products like gummy bears, cannabis-infused vape juices, cannabis-enriched cosmetic and skincare products, as well as cannabis- formulated pills and tablets. And if you’re not opposed to the idea of smoking, you might even try smoking dried cannabis extracts like flowers, buds, and leaves. But what of cannabis seeds? Is it possible to smoke cannabis seeds, and what could happen?

This article shall shed more light on that.

Which Cannabis Plants Produce Seeds?

Before you purchase marijuana seeds from a cannabis seedbank, it’s essential to understand where these seeds come from in the first place. That knowledge will help you to determine whether you should go ahead and smoke the seeds or not. Like many plants, cannabis plants come in male and female, and hermaphrodite varieties. Female cannabis plants play the most crucial role during the germination process, as much of the plant’s extract comes from them.

On the other hand, male cannabis plants are mostly known for their ability to produce pollen grains. Generally, experts recommend discarding male cannabis plants from a marijuana farm. That’s because their pollen might pollinate the female plants and, in the process, cause a small number of cannabis seeds in female marijuana’s colas.

A cannabis cola simply refers to the central flower cluster that usually forms on the uppermost portion of the larger branches in a mature marijuana plant.

As you weed out male cannabis seeds from your farm, you should also do the same to hermaphrodite plants.

Hermaphrodites are plants that contain both male and female reproductive parts on the same tree.

The female reproductive parts in a hermaphrodite cannabis plant are not an issue at all. The problem lies with the male parts, which might cause unwanted pollination. By and large, you should avoid smoking cannabis seeds, particularly seeds found within cannabis nugs.

Cannabis nugs (short form for nuggets) refer to the colas’ smokable parts, or simply the bud material.

As we’ve already highlighted, cannabis seeds are formed in the nugs during pollination. Researchers have established that consuming marijuana seeds along with the nuggets, might trigger headaches. Now, that might get you wondering, can you then consume cannabis seeds that are not part of weed nuggets? Well, these seeds are not recommended either. Besides causing headaches, the seeds might also trigger a host of mental and physical discomfort.

nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. The following are other common risks associated with smoking cannabis seeds;

I. Toxicity from heavy metals

One great thing about cannabis plants is that they don’t contain toxic compounds. That explains why many users who experience adverse effects often report mild and short-lasting side effects than many other herbal extracts. However, the equation suddenly changes when it comes to smoking, and worse yet, when smoking marijuana seeds.

Smoking requires combustion, which implies that there are high-temperature conditions involved. The elevated temperatures could oxidize some of the toxic compounds in the air, including heavy metals like mercury and carcinogenic compounds like benzopyrene and benzanthracene.

Once oxidized, these compounds combine with the seeds and are inhaled along with the smoke produced. Long-term smoking (of cannabis seeds and any other parts of the plant) could increase your risks of developing chronic illnesses like lung cancer and heart disease.

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How Do You Avoid Cannabis Seeds?

The best way to avoid cannabis seeds is to desist from buying marijuana products from the black market, especially if you’re purchasing raw, unprocessed extracts like buds and flowers. Instead, insist on reputable cannabis traders.

If you’re a cannabis grower and don’t want your seeds to waste, you can consider composting them. You might also ground the seeds and add the powder to various food products like tea or butter. There’s also the option of making marijuana liqueur, where you place the seeds inside a liqueur containing an alcohol percentage of at least 40%. You then allow the mixture to sit for a week for any THC present in the seeds to transfer to the liqueur. Whatever you do, just ensure you don’t smoke the seeds.

Can You Smoke Cannabis Seeds?

So you’re either a serious cannabis cultivator with a side hustle or occasionally grow marijuana in your backyard to get your hands on high-quality and inexpensive weed for a good smoking session.

However, it appears that your current weed stash is running out and so you look at your packet of cannabis seeds or bowl of marijuana stems and start to wonder if you can smoke them. After all, if the buds and flowers can get you buzzed, then should the seeds not have the same effect?

Does this scenario sound familiar to you?

If you have had these thoughts, then you are not alone! Most marijuana consumers at some point in their weed consumption journey start to wonder if it is safe to smoke cannabis seeds.

Smoking cannabis seeds

Technically, you can crush cannabis seeds into a powdered form and try smoking them. However, does that mean you should? The short answer is no.

The long answer is that there is no good reason for you to smoke cannabis seeds unless you are looking forward to getting a headache afterwards.

Marijuana seeds have little to no THC and CBD content which are the chemical compounds in marijuana flowers and buds that are responsible for having a mind-altering effect on you and getting you buzzed. Additionally, cannabis seeds create sharp crackling and popping sounds when they are smoked, which contributes to an incredibly uncomfortable smoking session. Plus, smoking cannabis seeds and stems will be harsh on your lungs and irritate the body’s airways, even if you are a chronic smoker.

Long-term effects of smoking weed seeds are even worse! Marijuana seeds produce carcinogenic chemicals and toxins which can damage your respiratory system.

You can get creative and use your weed seeds in other ways, but smoking them is a bad idea!

What to do with cannabis seeds?

So you’ve talked yourself out of the horrible idea of smoking cannabis seeds and now you’re wondering what to do with them?

Here are a few things that can be done:

Add them to food

Despite being void in THC and CBD content, cannabis seeds are rich in amino acids, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin A.

You can add them to meals such as salads, pasta, dressings, and oatmeal for a nutty and nutritional crunch!

Consider selling them

If you cannot be bothered to come up with unique and interesting ideas for what to do with your cannabis seeds, then consider selling them to others to make a quick buck.

Just make sure that you have enough information about the seeds you are selling.

Grow a pot plant

The most effective use of cannabis seeds is to grow a pot plant. Even if you are not an expert cannabis cultivator, growing weed does not require you to know rocket science.

You can do it so long as you do your research, are responsible, and put in the due effort.

The bottom line

The bottom line is that it is not a good idea to smoke your weed seeds.

It does not matter how tempted you are or how desperate times may get, there are plenty of other things you can do with them!

Spare yourself the risk of getting a throbbing headache and thank us later!

Why Does Your Head Hurt After You Smoke Weed?

We’ve likely all heard of some of the side effects that are possible when smoking marijuana. What is less talked about, however, are some of the milder symptoms that occur from periodic cannabis consumption.

While there is minimal evidence currently available on the matter, many cannabis users report headaches after smoking weed. Is it possible for the two to be connected in a physiological sense?

In this article, we take a look at the facts in order to try and answer this question. Can cannabis cause headaches, or are other factors at play? Here is all you need to know and more.

The Weed Hangover

If you have ever smoked a little more than you should have, you will probably understand exactly what we mean by the term ‘weed hangover.’ For those who are less in the know, let us explain.

Most of us have been there; a quiet night in with a few drinks turns into an over-indulgent party full of fun and far too much alcohol. You wake up the next day feeling miserable, with a terrible headache after smoking weed and an intense nausea from the alcohol.

Sound familiar? Well, there are many cannabis users out there that claim marijuana can do the same thing in terms of resulting in a wicked headache.
While not scientifically proven, many marijuana enthusiasts report telltale symptoms of a hangover the day after a heavy smoking session. And yes – along with things like fatigue, dry eyes, brain fog, and nausea, severe headaches are a common side effect that one might experience after heavy use.

In a general sense, we now know from years of research that cannabis is a non-toxic plant. Unlike alcohol, which can be extremely dangerous (and even lethal in high doses), there has never been a reported case of overdose or death by consuming cannabis.

Thus, even if these mythical weed hangovers were a real physiological thing, they would not compare in intensity to the hangover that results from drinking too much alcohol. Furthermore, even if we could objectively define the symptoms that result from a weed hangover, the effects would likely be greatly diluted in comparison to the physiological effects that excess alcohol has on the body.

But, is it possible that weed does, in fact, cause a migraine? Or, to a less severe extent, does it make physiological sense to get a headache after weed? Let’s dig a little deeper.

Weed Headaches: The Myth Behind Cannabis and Dehydration

It’s well-known that one of the critical causes of headaches is dehydration. But is dehydration a result of cannabis?

The evidence on cannabis usage and dehydration is inconclusive and warrants further study. Many people attribute dry mouth, or ‘cotton mouth’ to dehydration, but this is inaccurate. Studies have shown that actually, cottonmouth has to do with lack of saliva and the way that cannabis interacts with the body – namely the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system.

With that in mind, what else is there to explore when it comes to marijuana and headaches (informally known as a weed headache)?

The Facts About Cannabis and Headaches

Among the misinformed claims that cannabis can bring about a killer headache, are the many studies done on marijuana as an effective treatment for headaches and migraines.

A study published as recently as 2016 showed that across 121 adult migraine sufferers, the occurrence of migraines was more than halved after the consumption of cannabis. In another study from 2017, authors observed that patients reported fewer migraines per month after cannabis use.

Here are some of the published statistics from the studies:

  • The average number of migraines reduced from 10.4 per month to 4.6
  • Approximately 85% of the participants reported having fewer migraines per month using marijuana
  • Only 12% of the 121 participants stated they saw no change in the frequency of their migraines

Researchers from the 2016 publication in Pharmacotherapy (see link above) remarked that “most patients used more than one form of marijuana, and used it daily for [the] prevention of migraine headache.” They also concluded that “inhaled forms of marijuana were commonly used for acute migraine treatment, and were reported to abort migraine headache.”

What Can You Do to Combat a Headache Caused by Weed?

While there is no evidence for the argument that cannabis itself brings about headaches, it is possible that other factors related to smoking marijuana can contribute. Whether you are out in the sunshine enjoying cannabis with your friends or having a heavy smoking session inside, there are a few aspects to consider if you suffer from “after weed” headaches.

If you are going to be smoking outside enjoying the summer, remember to drink plenty of water before, during, and after smoking. While there may not be evidence of cannabis causing headaches, there is plenty of scientific evidence for the sun causing dehydration, which we know brings on headaches. Keeping on top of your fluid intake and giving yourself breaks in the shade should help to combat those pesky brain pains.

The same rule is applicable if you are getting high indoors, as it can be so easy to forget to drink! Keeping water next to you will serve as a visual reminder for those occasions where you are too intoxicated to otherwise remember to hydrate.

There are of course a few other tips and tricks, such as avoiding salty foods (which may be easier said than done once the munchies kick in!), and ensuring that you don’t overdo it.

In any case, it should be fairly clear by now that cannabis itself is not the main reason for those ‘weed hangover’ symptoms – headaches included.

Final Thoughts on Marijuana and Headaches

To summarize, the answer to the question of “why does my head hurt when I smoke weed” doesn’t necessarily involve cannabis. Headaches can occur as the result of a number of different things, but too much cannabis is not likely one of them.

Using common sense when enjoying marijuana will usually be enough to see off any headaches. Perhaps a particular strain doesn’t agree with you, or maybe you simply haven’t had enough to drink that day.

What we do know is that marijuana does not cause dehydration. Furthermore, it is not conclusive that a headache after weed is caused by the cannabis itself. So for those who are concerned about headaches after smoking a joint, perhaps consider what other factors might be at play!

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The dangers of jimson weed and its abuse by teenagers in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia

Jimson weed (Datura stramonium, a member of the Belladonna alkyloid family) is a plant growing naturally in West Virginia and has been used as a home remedy since colonial times. Due to its easy availability and strong anticholinergic properties, teens are using Jimson weed as a drug. Plant parts can be brewed as a tea or chewed, and seed pods, commonly known as “pods” or “thorn apples,” can be eaten. Side effects from ingesting jimson weed include tachycardia, dry mouth, dilated pupils, blurred vision, hallucinations, confusion, combative behavior, and difficulty urinating. Severe toxicity has been associated with coma and seizures, although death is rare. Treatment consists of activated charcoal and gastric lavage. Esmolol or other beta-blocker may be indicated to reduce severe sinus tachycardia. Seizures, severe hypertension, severe hallucinations, and life-threatening arrhythmias are indicators for the use of the anticholinesterase inhibitor, Physostigmine. This article reviews the cases of nine teenagers who were treated in hospitals in the Kanawha Valley after ingesting jimson weed. We hope this article will help alert primary care physicians about the abuse of jimson weed and inform health officials about the need to educate teens about the dangers of this plant.

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Rebel Berry OG Marijuana Strain

Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 70% Sativa / 30% Indica
THC: 15%

Rebel Berry OG is a sativa dominant hybrid strain with unknown parentage, although it is known to be a member of the OG Kush family. This bud was created as a clone only plant by breeders at Rebel Spirit Cannabis and took home 1st Place for Best Outdoor at the 2016 Oregon Growers Cup. Even with its infamous ease of growing, Rebel Berry OG is gaining in popularity among users for its all around euphoric high. It hits you first with an energetic lift that hits you hard between the eyes, leaving you feeling giggly and giddy beyond all reason. As this effect grows, you’ll feel an influx of creative inspiration and a sudden feeling of arousal. Thanks to its medium-level THC and these effects, Rebel Berry OG is often chosen to treat conditions such has chronic depression, headaches, cramps, glaucoma, and appetite loss. This bud has a sweet flavor that’s said to be just like a fresh piece of blueberry cheesecake. The smell is very much the same, although it has hints of beautiful juniper and fresh crisp apple mixed in. Rebel Berry OG buds have dark olive green conical nugs with bright amber hairs and a coating of bright white crystal trichomes.

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