Today I'm taking a little trip into my personal archives. This is a story I wrote for Refinery29 a few years ago about the (potential) science behind "weed hangovers."
In truth, this is not something that's really been studied extensively, so what we know is based on personal experience—yes, including my own—and speaking with doctors who work with medical cannabis patients. Obviously, a cannabis-related "hangover" isn't anywhere near as awful as an alcohol-related one, but it can still be distressing and unpleasant. Have at it!!
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Although cannabis is a relatively safe substance, there are some side effects that can sometimes leave us wishing we'd done a little less. For example, we've all heard cautionary tales that suggest overdoing it can leave you feeling unpleasant the next day. Termed a "weed hangover," the condition supposedly comes with fatigue, lack of appetite, irritability, and an overall sense of grogginess. But how much of this is just stoner legend?
"It's very real, and it as a lot to do with dosage," confirms Dustin Sulak, DO, a medical cannabis expert based in Maine. So, smoking a little too much can absolutely make your morning
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I think of this time of year as essentially turning us all into lame ducks. So little could possibly get done that I might as well make yet another best of the year album list! To be clear, these are not necessarily the BEST metal albums of 2018 by some objective standard, but they are certainly my favorites.
These are the albums I played on repeat for a week or two while on the subway. They're the only thing I could think of when someone asked me what I wanted to listen to because they had just become that embedded in my mind. And they're the albums I'll think back on as defining 2018 in metal for me. There's also a Spotify playlist at the end if you want a little taste. Enjoy!