Springtime is all about fresh starts. And this spring, who couldn’t use a fresh start? After a long, tough year when the pressures of staying healthy took on a new intensity, we offer a fresh look at wellness – from the perspective of taking better than usual care of ourselves so we can flourish and thrive. That said, Item 9 Labs is delighted to kick off our spring wellness reboot! It’s all about finding the ideas, rituals, and knowledge to supercharge your routine in a way that truly supports you.
Wellness is More Than a Buzzword
First, a word on “wellness.” This term has been thrown around with astonishing frequency in recent years and can be a little hollow in some contexts. When we say “wellness,” we don’t mean the pressure to be fitter, better looking, or more successful, under the guise of good-for-you directives. Let’s be real – the world is demanding. Now more than ever, we are called to be all things to all people, stay calm, turn our side hustle into a business, and make it all look good on social media. At Item 9 Labs, when we talk about wellness, we mean everything besides that. We mean the self-care routines that allow us to show up to the world more energized, creative, and resilient.
For most of history, cannabis has been used in some form or other as part of spiritual and wellness rituals. And as more and more people turn to the plant to enhance wellbeing, calm nerves, and soothe ailments, the herb seems perfectly placed to regain its position among tried and true self-care practices.
So this month, as we introduce our Spring into Wellness series, our mission is to help you get the most out of your cannabis use. In this interactive deep dive, we cover four topics: Full-spectrum, Flower, Vape Pens, and Cannabis & Food.
We’ll start at the top with Full Spectrum. It’s an intro to the science of what makes the cannabis experience what it is. We begin with the endocannabinoid system—an endlessly fascinating biological system that is responsible for regulating many of the body’s natural processes. The cannabis plant contains over 100 cannabinoids, the compounds that, when consumed, interact with the body’s own endocannabinoid system. As such, varying doses and strains have the potential to affect countless mental and physical processes in our bodies and Researchers are only beginning to understand their endless potential. Item 9 Lab’s educators will explain cannabinoids, terpenes, and dosing – so you can get behind the science and use your own biology to give yourself the best experience possible.
Next, we’ll dive into Flower. How, when, and where to consume cannabis can shape the experience you will have. Joint, Cone, or Glass? We will be covering each, along with pro tips and video tutorials to give you the info and expertise you need. Once you’ve explored how you want to consume, we will talk set and setting – “setting you up” for an experience that is comfortable, pleasant, or effective if you are medicating, relaxing, or having fun.
In week three we enter the high-tech world of Vape Pens. We will discuss the incredible innovations in this space that deliver a smoke-free option with discretion, dosing control, and cool accessories. No discussion of vape pens would be complete without a conversation on what to put in them. We’ll talk cartridges, live resin, and blends, plus give you all the information you need to explore joyfully while seeking the pod and vape that will give you your best experience.
In week four, we bring on the flavor with cannabis and food! From wine pairings and understanding terpenes to enjoying cannabis-friendly meals with family and friends, we guide you through the wondrous world of flower and flavor. Did you know the right pairing can lead to a transcendent experience? When armed with knowledge, you can take it to the next level, helping you find a sublime flavor combo, the right recipe for a good night’s sleep, or the perfect pairing to impress dinner guests.
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We founded Item 9 Labs because we’ve experienced first-hand the power of cannabis to change lives and offer a meaningful route to whole-body health. Item 9 Labs was built on the mantra of good times and good health. For our team, it’s more than our mission statement. It’s a way of life! If you’re ready to explore how cannabis and wellness go hand in hand, sign up below. We can’t wait to share the journey as you find out what works for you.