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Hustle, hemp, and high (on success)

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Hustle culture has made it impossible to keep up. The standards of having a successful career, being a mother, maintaining a social life, staying in shape, and dare we say, taking time for self-care, are nauseating. With everything going on, it can be difficult to prioritize and focus on the task at hand. If only there was a “magic potion” that could make these day-to-day tasks more manageable. Well, there is (kind of), but it’s not a “magic potion.” It’s cannabis. Let’s talk about the science behind it.

Dopamine isn’t just for fun

Just like most brands, the brain has a reward system; it’s called the mesolimbic system. But instead of points and discounts, you get hits of dopamine; how fun! When you do something rewarding (run a marathon, nail an interview, perfect a recipe, you get the idea) the mesolimbic system releases the neurotransmitter, dopamine. Dopamine is that “feel good” feeling (you know the one). Not only can dopamine boost happiness, but it can also reduce stress and anxiety, allowing you to focus. 

Unfortunately, you can’t run a marathon, nail an interview, and perfect a recipe everytime you need a hit of dopamine. However, you can consume cannabis; and according to Herb, the consumption of cannabis is linked to increased dopamine production. In addition to increased dopamine production, the consumption of cannabis can enhance creative thoughts because it increases blood flow to the brain. So, the next time you need to impress your boss on a project, give cannabis a try (but be warned, it may cause brownie points). 

How to microdose for focus 

This blend of focus and creative thoughts sounds like the perfect recipe for productivity; and it can be. But it’s important to note one thing: if you consume too much cannabis, it can have the opposite effect. The cannabinoid THC is the cannabinoid that has psychoactive effects. If it is microdosed, it can make you feel relaxed and euphoric. However, if it is overdosed, it can make you feel anxious and confused. That’s where Mary & Jane comes in. Each melt of our original blend, Sunny, contains 1mg of THC. The microdosed melts allow you to consume cannabis low and slow to find your perfect dose. Plus, the Sunny blend also contains kanna, a functional plant known for its energizing properties. The combination of hemp-derived THC and kanna in our Sunny melts make them the perfect pick-me-up for anytime of the day.