The myth of 4:20 and cannabis…explained

4:20.
For a lotta folks it’s a random time of the day but for others…say those who enjoy or are connected to the cannabis industry it has even more meaning.
April 20th, or “4/20” is a pretty unique and special day of the year and if we just call it what it is it’s pretty much a special time of the day EVERY day.
So the questions remain and they are:::
  1. WHY is that day so important…and
  2. WHAT exactly does it mean?
Some say it’s the police code for a marijuana infraction…others say it’s the number of terpenes in the marijuana plant and yet others say it’s Bob Marley’s REAL birthday (which it isn’t).
The fact is that the whole 4:20 myth started back in the 70’s when a bunch of high school kids in northern California went off, after school, apparently seeking a hidden marijuana stash. The story says that they’d agreed to meet at “4:20” and would set out to find a weed stash that had been hidden by a supposed law enforcement officer so as not to get caught.
The lore then goes on to say that “4:20” became a kinda rally cry and secret code word for…well…smoking weed. And that secret sesh code lives on to this day.
If you wanna read the rest of the story head over here

For now though I do wanna share some news.

The best part is that we’re going to be working a lot closer with artisan cannabis creators. What that means is simply this. We’re going to be launching “the etsy of cannabis” and our platform and store will be a place to discover handmade, super high quality and unique CBD infused and hemp products.

For now though be sure to stock up on your fav CBD lines and use the code “April20” for a deal and of course, free shipping.

Happy 420 my friends.

Peace…

Rick (it’s 4:20 somewhere) Martinez

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(CBD & Stress) They say pressure makes diamonds but…

It’s a fact of life my friends.

Pressure. Stress. Anxiety.

I know that there’s a motivational phrase that talks about how pressure makes diamonds but holy hell…

The stress of pressure causes anxiety. ; )

I know some folks believe they have a bulletproof mindset or a stress-less life and while I might agree that is true MOST of the time the fact is that things emerge that are unexpected and sometimes beyond our control that cause us a little stress.

Or anxiety.

Or both.

So one of the things that makes us different at Wellness Project RX isn’t simply that we offer only premium, curated CBD products but also that we understand the plant and it’s potential impact on your well being.

I mean we are nurses too. ; )

In other words…education and understanding more about CBD and it’s wonderfully awesome positive impact on you…me…us.

So…

Why Take CBD For Stress?

In case you haven’t heard, CBD is a revolutionary adaptogenic plant extract that balances and supports multiple systems in the body, helping with everything from sleep and appetite to pain and inflammation.

CBD’s beneficial effects on serotonin, cortisol (the stress hormone) and inflammation (the root of nearly every modern disease) have made it a popular daily supplement, I take it every day, as well as an alternative to over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals.

Unfortunately, the hype around this new therapeutic and all natural supplement has crowded the market with low-quality CBD from Chinese and Eastern European sources with questionable purity standards. (Hemp can bioaccumulate heavy metals if it’s not grown with pure soil and water…but that’s another topic).

And that’s why we exist.

To cut through the clutter and mis/dis information around CBD.

Read more or check out our growing video library and if you’re interested then by all means we’re happy to help.

Use the code “RICKY” for a deal and free shipping. And yes…if you prefer our subscription service then the discount applies to EVERY order.

Hope this helps and know that we’re here for you.

Commit to “super wellness”.

Commit to your best life.

Peace…

Rick (your favorite RN) Martinez

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The Day My Wife Set Me Up With Her Best Friend

True story and no it’s not anything weird that involves some kind of alternative lifestyle.

Just hear me out.

Eighteen years ago TODAY (St. Patricks Day) Lisa (my wife) and I were both single and working as E.R. nurses.

I was on nights and her on days.

A few days before St. Pat’s day in the year 2000 we decided we’d go out…a bunch of us nurses…to a bar downtown. Let off some steam and have some green beer and stuff.

I asked Lisa to set me up with her good friend, Andrea (named changed to protect the innocent ; )  ) and Lisa said no prob.

Off we go, about 6 of us, me the only dude (did I mention I was single?) and the night was off to a rocking start.

The bar we were at, Howl at The Moon, had these dueling pianos and man were we all into it.

Beer was flowing…

Music was rocking…

My spidey senses were all-a-tingling because little Ricky and Andrea were surely gonna end up “lucky”. (heh-heh).

“Time for another round!” someone yelled above the dueling piano guys and being a good homie I mosied over to the bar to order up.

Beers in hand, music on blast and fun being had I walked back over to our table and..well…hmmmm…nobody was there.

They had ditched me.

Seriously…like they had all left.

Except one gal.

Lisa.

Lisa was still sitting there waiting and we sat together…beers in hand…maybe a little awkward at first but…

We started talking.

And I really HEARD her…

And I really SAW her…

And like a 1950’s Hollywood movie the sound seemed to fade away and the smokey air seemed to clear up and all we heard and saw were each other.

Yeah.

Just.

Like.

That.

I think I fell in love that very night with my friend and later to be wife Lisa.

And thank goodness that on St. Patricks day in the year 2000 my wife set me up with her best friend and her best friend dumped me.

The LUCKIEST day of my life.

Thank you for reading and sharing our true love story so lemme end with this:

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.”

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” Irish Blessing

Cheers!

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A note to my future cannabis self…

The Olympics recently ended as I type this in early March of 2018.

I only say that for the sake of posterity because some of y’all may be seeing this for the first time in late 2019 or July of 2020.

The days when all this silliness is over.

You see…the truth of TODAY is that anything “cannabis” (shhhhhh…don’t say that too loud)…is kinda stigma-taboo-stoner’ish-don’t tell my mom I do this kinda thing.

I know.

It’s weird.

But it’s also the TIME I live in here in early March of 2018.

It’s a wild time lemme tell ya…

Some states say it’s ok to not only smoke weed but you can even grow your very own little and not-so-secret garden. If you know what I mean…

And others…well…others…let’s just say that “Mary Juana” is pretty much the equivalent of the old school ‘Scarlett Letter’…only it’s not scarlett it’s green.

Hell and let’s not glide by the hoopla that the US Attorney General just set in motion last month. Don’t EEEVVVENNNN get me started.

So yeah.

It’s a funny time.

And you know what’s even funnier. Not funny ha-ha but more funny-peculiar.

Ready?

That this plant is so misunderstood by some of the most…a-hem (clears throat sound)…intelligent folks I know.

Seriously.

Like just last week up in Austin I had a convo with this wicked smart lady friend and she was just so adamant that anything having to do with the word “cannabis” is taboo. In fact she even went on to say that I was essentially a drug dealer and I must say that that statement ruffled my feathers a bit.

Everyone knows I’m an RN turned entrepreneur and what we do here at Wellness Project RX is offer to humanity a true alternative to achieve a state of “super wellness”. And yeah…we are fans of *CBD as a legit alternative.

She also asked me to “convince” her that cannabis is anything BUT a Cheech and Chong, old school stigma.

And that’s when the voice of reason entered the convo b/c I shared that my job isn’t to convince folks. I went on that it’s our individual responsibility as informed, intelligent Americans to inform and empower ourselves with knowledge IF we feel the need to do so.

And especially even more so when the only opinion we have around a topic is decades old and based on comedic movies or 1970’s Woodstock’ish memories.

So why did I mention the Olympics at the onset of this scribe?

Because this article written goes on to cite references as related to THC and CBD and Olympic athletes.

So to my future self…on the day maybe 2…3…or 5 years from now when we look back at ignorance…dis-empowered “thinkers”…old school stigmas and basic misunderstanding remember you heard it here first.

Cannabis. Is. Here. To. Stay.

Whether one likes it or not.

Be empowered.

And if you want a little extra “power” be sure to go to our store and use the code “RICKY” for 10% off AND free shipping. My anxiety laden days are a thing of the past since I started a daily *CBD regimen (the gelcaps ROCK!!!)

Go ahead…be empowered.

 

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Our yoga journey (continues)

We started a new practice called Bowspring. We’ve been doing Baptiste power yoga for several years now and this was kinda new.

I know…at first I was like “who names a yoga class after an archery tool and a Serta mattress and further what’s it gonna do for me?”

In other words…I was closed minded. And selfish. And the funny thing is that I am rarely closed minded or selfish.

I think what it really was is the fact that it was something out of my norm…outta my comfort zone and between you and me it seems…well…not very manly.

I mean just look at this pic…

I was trying to learn some basic movements and I was so reluctant to share this photo because I felt so weak. And a little amateur. And even a bit vulnerable.

And then I remembered the quote:

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu 

Not just the quote but more so what the quote means.

Not just what it means but what it means to me…and perhaps to you.

Because every time we begin anew the first thing any of us do is take that first step.

The first step is pretty much almost always a decision.

A decision to change…to be better…to make that leap…to move closer to the goal.

So I (we) made the decision to start a new practice and although you may not have a lick of interest in bowstring (shit, I can’t even spell straight I’m so tugging bowstring tired) yoga I bet you you have a lick of interest in something important to you.

Better health…stronger self-esteem…super wellness…deeper spirituality…

And nobody says it better that our homie Lao.

It takes the first step.

So go ahead. Decide. Then step.

In the meantime I’ll be at yoga.

Peace.

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