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Beyond Chronic Celebrates Six Years Of Cannabis Education

This entire website started six years ago yesterday, but it’s today that I celebrate as my “re-birthday”…the first day of my new life as a medical marijuana patient. Over 250 posts and 1.5 million visitors later, Beyond Chronic has become a respected source of cannabis information, and certainly one of the most widely-read blogs in […]

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Ask Old Hippie: Can Smoking Weed Cause Paranoia or Anxiety?

Q: I’ve noticed that smoking high THC strains seems to cause anxiety or paranoia. Is this normal? A: Yes, this is quite common. Unfortunately CBD, a natural component of cannabis that has anti-anxiety effects, has been bred out of most recreational strains, and many recreational users chase the “ultimate high”, so we will see more reports […]

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Ask Old Hippie: What Does An Eighth Ounce Of Weed Look Like?

I’ve been working on a new cooking article that you’re all going to love, but I noticed a bunch of posts on /r/saplings from people concerned over whether they’re getting as much weed as they paid for. So as a public service, I thought I’d provide this photographic mini-guide to what an eighth ounce (3.5 […]

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Ask Old Hippie: Could Marijuana Be Causing My Nausea?

Dear Old Hippie: First, I love your column! Keep it up! Now for my question: has it been shown, or is it possible for chronic marijuana use to worsen or cause nausea, perhaps as a withdrawal symptom? Back story:  I am a patient with Crohn’s disease, MMJ helps me immensely for pain and nausea, and I told my […]

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Ask Old Hippie: Should I Smoke An Indica Or Sativa?

Dear Old Hippie: Now that medical marijuana strains are finding their way to people in less-enlightened states, even back alley dealers are claiming their weed to be “genuine Super Sour Diesel Sufferin’ Succotash Lazy Hazy Kush” or whatever. WTF does any of this mean to someone who just wants to know how it will make […]

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Ask Old Hippie: What’s The Best Strain For Me?

Dear Old Hippie: First off, thank you for all the great information you give. After two years of taking every pill on the pharmaceutical market, my doctor finally signed my paperwork to get my Medical Marijuana recommendation. I used to smoke in the past, but have not smoked any weed for at least two years now. Now that […]