Sativa vs Indica

If you are new to smoking marijuana, be it for recreational or medical use, you might have heard the words “sativa strain” and “indica strain” tossed around. If you’re confused as to what those mean, don’t worry. Read on and learn about the differences.

Sativa

The leaves of a sativa plant are taller and narrower than its counterpart. Strains of sativa affect the brain and give you more of a head high, helping you to feel more relaxed and at ease with the world. Good for depression and anxiety, sativa is also thought to boost creativity (think writing, painting and adult coloring books) and help you concentrate better. Some of the best-rated sativa strains include ACDC, Maui Wowie and Super Lemon Haze.

Indica

The body is affected when smoking a strain of indica flower. Indica relaxes the muscles and helps you feel chill and at peace. Smokers jokingly refer to indica as “in ‘da couch,” so it’s a great sleep aid and natural muscle relaxant if you’ve recently had surgery. The plant grows shorter and stockier than its sativa sister, smelling a little skunkier too. The best strains for an indica smoker include O.G. Kush, Pineapple Kush and Royal cookies.

It can be confusing as a new stoner, but knowing the difference between the two strains can help you understand what you’re getting and how it will affect you and your body.

True Versus False

A simple plant causes enormous controversy in the United States, but for such silly reasons. False reports and hungry corporations feed the public misinformation, but the truth is that marijuana is not any of the horrible things that the media claims it to be.

A Gateway Drug?

Seventh-grade health class has been long warning students that marijuana is a “gateway drug” whose use will lead to other, harder drugs. This has been proven false for many years, but it is still being taught in schools. Why? Despite hard medical evidence proving its benefits (including ALS treatment, side effects of chemotherapy and migraine headaches), the public continues to be told that marijuana will rot the brain and get kids addicted to drugs.

The Evil Empire

Pharmaceutical companies made approximately $775 billion in 2015, thanks largely in part to the markup of expensive brand-name drugs. These numbers have been steadily climbing since the 1990s. Marijuana is a plant, and growers know that it costs very little to manufacture. One must wonder if lawmakers have more devious intents, bowing down to the almighty dollar.

While there is still medical research being done on how marijuana can slow down the growth of cancer cells, the science is slowly starting to catch up with what humans have known for thousands of years: marijuana is not something to be feared, but something to embrace as a legitimate form of medicine.

Exposures and Risks in the Trucking Industry

Exposures and Risks in the Trucking Industry

Trucking businesses provide a very valuable service. Virtually anything items that require transportation on land, require them. Even with the high demand for these types of businesses and the profits to be made from running one, it can be unnerving to realize how damaging a claim can be. In today’s trucking world, having coverage is not simply an added precaution: it’s a necessity.

Costly Mishaps

While the best-case scenario involves a truck and its contents getting safely and uneventfully to its location, the truth is that many challenges await each trip. While many factors might be out of a driver’s control, such as traffic, weather, natural disasters and crime, many others can be attributed to human error alone such as the following:

A driver that is inexperienced or inadequately trained
Mental or physical unpreparedness due to fatigue, stress or an overwhelming workload
Lack of attention to detail and oversight on the job or in planning
Misunderstanding contract terms

When you combine these with all the possible exposures that can occur in storage, transportation and delivery, it becomes even more apparent why protections such as insurance are necessary. Before you or your next driver load up and take on the open road, it’s important to remember how adequate training and insurance should be non-negotiable in today’s trucking industry.