Megan Mbengue, BSN, RN, CHPN

Megan is a cannabis nurse in Southern California, and helps patients navigate the confusing world of hemp and marijuana, helping them save money by finding the best products for them. Megan is also in graduate school, working towards a masters of science in medical cannabis therapeutic

Shrooms Stems vs Caps: Exploring the Potency and Effects

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Within the realm of psychedelics, particularly magic mushrooms, a common topic of discussion is the difference in effects and potency between the caps and stems. Psilocybin, the primary psychoactive component, varies within these parts, giving rise to extensive debate and investigation among users and researchers. Enthusiasts and scientists alike have attempted to characterize and understand …

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Shrooms vs Edibles: Comparing Effects and Experiences

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When discussing the effects and experiences of psychoactive substances, two options that commonly come up are magic mushrooms, often referred to as “shrooms,” and cannabis edibles. Both are known for their capacity to alter perception, mood, and thought, but they interact with the brain quite differently. Shrooms contain the compound psilocybin, which converts into psilocin …

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CBD and Autism: Potential Benefits and Research Insights

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Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis and hemp, has recently attracted attention for its potential therapeutic effects in a variety of medical conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is a developmental disorder characterized by challenges with social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. The growing interest in CBD as a treatment option for autism …

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Is Vaping Bad for You? Health Impacts and Risks

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Vaping has emerged as a popular alternative to smoking, with e-cigarettes and various vaping devices flooding the market. While originally marketed as a tool to aid in quitting smoking, the health implications of vaping have come under scrutiny. Research indicates that vaping is less harmful than traditional smoking because it does not involve combustion, which …

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Trusted Canna Nurse: Bridging the Gap Between Healthcare and Cannabis

Article Published and Written by Luka Stankovic @ Mystic Mag Meet Megan Mbengue and Ariane Williams, dedicated hospice nurses who embarked on transformative journeys to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and the world of cannabis and psychedelics. Co-founders of Trusted Cana Nurse, their platform harmoniously integrates cannabis microdosing, psychedelic integration, and nurse-led care. Join Mystic …

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How Often Can You Take Shrooms: A Guide to Safe Usage

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Magic mushrooms, or “shrooms,” contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin, which induces profound changes in perception and consciousness. People often use them for recreational purposes, seeking a heightened sense of awareness and connection with their surroundings. However, understanding how often one can safely consume shrooms is crucial to avoid negative side effects and potential health risks. …

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What is Microdosing: A Concise Guide to Small Doses

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Microdosing is a growing trend that involves consuming minute amounts of psychedelic substances to experience subtle benefits without the intense effects commonly associated with a full dose. Often used by individuals seeking to enhance creativity, productivity, and overall well-being, microdosing has garnered significant attention in various communities, including entrepreneurs and professionals in high-stress industries such …

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Do Shrooms Show Up in a Drug Test?

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Psychedelic mushrooms, commonly known as “shrooms,” contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin, which can lead to altered perceptions, hallucinations, and a range of other effects. With the increasing popularity and decriminalization of shrooms in some regions, there is a growing concern about their potential impact on drug testing procedures. One might wonder if shrooms can be …

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CBG vs CBD: Key Differences and Benefits

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Cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabidiol (CBD) are two naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant. While both cannabinoids share some similarities, they also have distinct properties and potential therapeutic benefits. As research into the cannabis plant and its various compounds continues to expand, understanding the key differences between CBG and CBD is crucial for consumers …

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Psilocybin to Treat Addiction: Promising Breakthrough

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Psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, has been garnering attention in recent years for its potential to treat various forms of addiction. With promising results in limited early studies, researchers are exploring the use of this naturally occurring compound to address dependencies on alcohol, nicotine, and even harder drugs. Numerous institutions worldwide have conducted …

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Microdosing THC: Guide to Benefits and Methods

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Microdosing THC has gained popularity among cannabis enthusiasts for providing the medical benefits of the compound without its psychoactive side effects. This practice involves consuming small amounts of THC, typically between 1-5mg, in a manner that avoids the high associated with traditional cannabis consumption. The goal is to experience positive effects on mood, concentration, and …

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment: Effects and Withdrawals

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Marijuana addiction, also known as cannabis use disorder, is a condition marked by the problematic use of cannabis that results in significant distress or impairment. It occurs when an individual continues to use the substance despite facing negative consequences in their work, social, or personal lives. As the use and legalization of marijuana continue to …

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THCA vs CBD: Understanding the Differences and Benefits

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THCA vs CBD are two of the most important cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. While both are non-psychoactive compounds with potential therapeutic benefits, there are several key differences between the two that are important to consider when choosing a cannabinoid for your specific needs. THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a precursor to THC, the …

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Types of Psychoactive Drugs: A Comprehensive Overview

Psychoactive drugs are substances that affect the central nervous system, altering the way people feel, think, and behave. There are several types of psychoactive drugs, including depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, opioids, cannabis, dissociative drugs, inhalants, and prescription medications. Each type of psychoactive drug has its unique effects and risks. Depressants are psychoactive drugs that slow down …

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Can I Combine Cannabis and Psilocybin?

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Cannabinoids and Psilocybin are two sides of the same coin. While cannabinoids come from the cannabis plant, Psilocybin is one of the most active compounds in psychedelic mushrooms. Scientists are presently considering a possible point of interaction between the two compounds and their possible use in medicine.  A 2022 research published in Drug Science shows …

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What is THCA? Difference Between THCA and THC Explained

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Cannabis and cannabinoids continue to gain more attention, especially as a getaway remedy for chronic pain and other Endocannabinoid system (ECS)-related diseases. In 2019, 1 in 4 adults had tried some form of CBD or cannabis-based product. This number increased to 1 in 3 in 2022. The increased use of cannabis also triggered several cannabis …

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THC-V: Everything You Need to Know About “Diet Weed”

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Long-time fans of THC products are excited about the potential benefits THC-V offers. THC-V, which stands for tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a type of cannabinoid that’s naturally occurring in small quantities in cannabis plants.  It’s already been proven that certain strains of marijuana can improve symptoms of mental health illnesses, MS, chronic pain, and more. Different cannabinoids …

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Can You Be Allergic to Marijuana? Signs & Symptoms

Introduction While most people believe cannabis can be harmless with little to no adverse side effects, there are possibilities of developing an allergic reaction to the plant or one of its components. Recall that cannabis is made of several phytochemicals (plant-based chemicals) which may trigger several interactions in our bodies, including allergies. An allergic reaction …

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Science of THC: How Marijuana Affects the Brain & Body

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THC is not a bad cannabinoid It’s a myth outside of the cannabis industry that CBD is medicine and THC is not. THC has some incredible medicinal properties, from helping with sleep to killing cancer.  Humans have a complex network of messengers and receptors, called the endocannabinoid system. These messengers and their receptors interact with …

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