Medical C: how it effects our sleep and dreams

Medical C: how it effects our sleep and dreams

By: Dan Taylor, Trilogy Marketing Coordinator 

ELLICOTT CITY, Md- March is National Sleep Awareness Month and health experts want to make sure you are getting a good night’s rest with or without the use of cannabis. 

Health experts say quality sleep is crucial for overall well-being. Adequate sleep improves cognitive function, mood, and immune system function while reducing the risk of chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Additionally, it supports memory consolidation and enhances learning. Poor sleep quality, on the other hand, can lead to fatigue, irritability, and impaired decision-making. 

Many folks who have issues sleeping, are relying on cannabis to help. Certain cannabinoids in cannabis, such as CBD, are believed to have relaxing properties that may promote better sleep. However, the report in Leafly points that it’s essential to approach cannabis use for sleep with caution, as research on its long-term effects and efficacy is ongoing. Balancing the potential benefits with any associated risks is crucial when considering cannabis as a sleep aid. 

When it comes to cannabis and the sleep department—it is like a wild ride influenced by a bunch of factors. People swear by cannabis, especially the high-THC, for helping them catch some Zs or making them feel all sleepy. But here is the twist: if you are on a THC break after some chronic use, be ready for some wonky sleep, complete with wild dreams. According to a report in Leafly, dosing, how often you indulge, your tolerance, age, and even your gender—all these play a part in how cannabis hits your sleep button. 

Now, to really get what is going on, we need to dive into sleep architecture. Sleep is not just one thing: it is a whole journey with different stops, like Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and slow-wave sleep (SWS). THC, the main player in cannabis, jumps into action and allows you to fall asleep fast, more of that deep SWS, and a bit less of the dreamy REM sleep. But if you are a long-time cannabis connoisseur, your sleep pattern might do a little dance during a THC hiatus—less deep sleep at first, then a rebound of vivid dreams. 

Enter the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the behind-the-scenes hero. The CB1 receptors in the ECS, responsible for THC’s trippy effects, hang out in the brain circuits that manage sleep. And here’s where it gets interesting: the report in Leafly says these receptors show off differently in men and women, and they also change the game as we age. 

THC might give you a smooth entry into dreamland at first, but it is like a personalized experience. Your journey could be affected by the type of cannabis, how much you have used before, and yes, even your gender. Keep the party going too long, and you might need to up your THC game for the same effects. Take a break, and you might hit a bump with temporary sleep weirdness and intense dreams. It is all part of the intricate dance between cannabis and sleep. 

Trilogy asks customers to ‘Rise Up’ this month to support local animal shelter

Trilogy asks customers to ‘Rise Up’ this month to support local animal shelter


By: Dan Taylor, Trilogy Marketing Coordinator 

ELLICOTT CITY, Md- Trilogy Wellness and Rise Above Animal Rescue and Sanctuary want to make sure cats and dogs who are placed in shelters go home to loving and caring homes. 

The entire month of March, we’re offering guests and patients at Trilogy Wellness a chance to donate to this wonderful organization in Pasadena. If you donate $5.00, you will receive a $5.00 bounce back card to use on your next visit. 

This campaign to find pets loving homes will coincide with Trilogy’s 6thCannaversary”, the weekend of March 22-24. That weekend will also give people a chance to adopt a pet right on site at Trilogy Wellness during our Rise Above Rescue Adoption Event, on Saturday March 23rd from 12:00pm-4:00pm. 

Last year, Trilogy Wellness helped set a record for the organization. It was the most animals they have ever adopted at one event. Six cats and four puppies went home to some loving owners. 

“We focus on animals that need the most help – those that are sick, injured, elderly, feral, or need extensive medical care.” 

Rise Above Animal Rescue and Sanctuary became an official non-profit animal rescue in 2018. Prior to this status, the organization had been in place for years prior with the goal and focus always being on the welfare of animals. 

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an estimated 3.1 million dogs and 3.2 million cats are in U.S. animal shelters.  

Approximately 2 million dogs and 2.1 million cats are adopted from animal shelters each year. 

Scientists say cannabis could help treat Covid-19 and those with ‘long-covid’

Scientists say cannabis could help treat Covid-19 and those with ‘long-covid’


By Dan Taylor, Trilogy Marketing Coordinator

ELLICOTT CITY, Md- Scientists are seeing a direct correlation when it comes to cannabis helping patients with COVID-19 and what’s been called “long-covid” or people who experience symptoms for months.

According to a report in Leafly, frequent cannabis users who inhale the product, were able to suppress what’s called “cytokine storms”. This occurs in patients with COVID and can lead to severe respiratory distress and organ failure.

Although many patients recover from COVID just fine, not everyone does. Some of the “Long COVID” or “long haulers” have symptoms that include heart issues, fatigue, PTSD, and decrease appetite. But the article also points out that there were mixed results in several other separate studies that suggested cannabis use increased infection rates or caused more people do die from the respiratory disease.

Scientists say in this latest study by MDPI, a particular enzyme receptor called ACE2 binds to SARS-CoV-2, but certain cannabinoids found in cannabis, help block or reduce the virus’ ability to infect people.

Authors of the study do caution that these studies are in their early stages and that more research needs to be done

Read more on how cannabis may be able to reduce your chances of infection by limiting some of these factors.

High on Love: Elevating your Valentine’s Day with Cannabis bliss!

High on Love: Elevating your Valentine’s Day with Cannabis bliss!

By: Dan Taylor, Trilogy Wellness Marketing Coordinator

Love is defined by an intense feeling of deep affection. Cannabis lovers have the chance tap into that affection with more than just chocolate this month as we creep closer to Valentine’s Day.

We are looking at products, and some deals, which are exploding off the shelves here at Trilogy Wellness right now, two of which are non-cannabis.

Betty’s Eddies Smashin’ Passion Chews:

Betty’s Eddies has a chew that could add a little more passion to your daily life. With aphrodisiacs such as horny goat weed, maca root, damiana, and muira puama, this chew will make you feel enthusiastic. These passion fruit chews are not just sweet, but a tantalizingly romantic treat for you and your special someone.

A first bite, the taste of fruit rushers your pallet. The effects settle in within about 45 minutes as these full-spectrum chews encapsulate an unforgettable experience. But be aware, these chews have a kick at 10mg a piece. But if you are needing that extra “humph,” they are also available in 40mg too. Retail price: $25 on Leafly but always on sale at Trilogy

Oh Golden Strawberry Pre-rolls & Vape by Curio Wellness:

Date night just got a lot more exciting for Valentine’s Day! Curio Wellness fans will love their OH! line that includes vapes and pre-rolls. Both the pre-rolls and vapes come from the strain Golden Strawberry. Users will feel Golden Strawberry as it ignites the flames of a low libido. This strain will have you dancing over the moon but not for long, as the sedating and relation effects take hold. Curio Wellness has some of the top distillate vapes in the Maryland market and this strain does not disappoint. Retail price: $14 Preroll 2pk or $40 .5g Vape on Leafly but always on sale at Trilogy.

Hash Stash Purple Storage Box: Sleek, affordable, and dependable. Those are just a few of the words used to describe this new box to keep your cannabis fresh, safe, and secure. This bad boy comes with a rolling tray, three gorgeous glass jars, a storage tube, and even a cleaning brush! And at $99 you cannot beat that price. This bamboo designed box comes in assorted colors with a built-in lock. Stock is limited but keep an eye out for more colors coming soon! Retail price: $99 on Leafly but always on sale at Trilogy

Synergy Balm: Dixie’s Synergy Balm line-up will have those aches and pains gone in no time! Available in heat, cooling, and relief. These 1:1 balms blend the benefits of cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, with a carefully curated mix of essential oils, providing a soothing and relaxing sensation. Dixie’s commitment to quality is evident in the precise formulation. Users often praise its ability to target localized pain and tension, making it an excellent choice for those seeking targeted relief during a massage session. Retail price: $35 on Leafly but always on sale at Trilogy

Blazy Susan Cones: You have come to see their colorful designs, but burning a pre-roll with Blazy Susan will help you stand out with your friends but also you save you from flying through your stash. In fact, these famous vegan and non-GMO French made papers burn slowly allowing you to take your time. The meticulously crafted rolling papers and thin design contribute to an even burn, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable sesh. This quality makes Blazy Susans a favorite among cannabis enthusiasts who appreciate a slow, deliberate burn for a more relaxed and flavorful smoking experience. Shop all Blazy Susan here. Always on sale at Trilogy.

Sweet Stones: If texture is an issue with your edibles, Encore’s Sweet Stones provide that classic lozenge feel that will have you relaxed in no time. Encore uses all sorts of tasty ingredients to perfect these products, including real, luscious fruit. Each stone contains 10mg of THC that comes in multiple flavors including Lemonade and Peach Mango. These delectable treats boast a perfect balance of sweetness and THC, making them a go-to for those with a sweet tooth seeking a mild and enjoyable high. Retail price: $28 on Leafly but always on sale at Trilogy.

Lemon Maraschino Buds by Strane: Holistic Industries is pumping out some top-quality products and Lemon Maraschino, by Strane, certainly fits that mold. This strain combines the zesty citrus notes of lemon with the sweet undertones of Maraschino cherries, creating an amazing and refreshing experience. The terpene profile is dominated by limonene, contributing to the vibrant citrus aroma. expert craftsmanship that Strane brings to the cannabis market, making it a standout choice for enthusiasts seeking a premium and flavorful cannabis strain. Retail price: $50 on Leafly but always on sale at Trilogy.

Chocolates: highlight Beezle (30% off!), Dixie & Encore:

Beezle Bites: Get ready to save 30% from February 6th-19th. If you are a lover of Nestle’s Crunch bar, allow us to introduce you to Beezle’s Milk Chocolate Krunch. Each chocolate is infused with 10mg of THC. These chocolates can take up to two hours to take effect, but sucking on them rather than chewing them whole, can cut down on the time it takes to feel the effects. These delightful chocolates also come in Milk Chocolate.

Encore Chocolates: They are like a Willy Wonka ticket to a cannabis wonderland! These heavenly delights combine the rich, velvety taste of chocolate with the perfect dose of THC magic at 10mg. Each bite is a delightful journey, melting away stress and sprinkling joy.

Dixie Chocolates: These delectable treats dance on your taste buds with a blend of velvety chocolate and just the right dose of THC. The chocolates come in 10mg and 25mg offering a delightful journey to relaxation and bliss. Shop all chocolates here

Trilogy Gift Cards: If you are having trouble with ideas for a Valentine’s Day gift look no further than our very own Trilogy Gift card! Just swing by, let your Wellness Advisor know how much you want on it, and bam! A gift idea that will have even your casual cannabis consumer beaming from ear to ear. Follow us on Instagram!



By: Dan Taylor, Trilogy Wellness Marketing Coordinator 

A new report shows that the U.S. cannabis industry is exploding with full-time jobs, averaging some 280 per day. 

A newly released, joint-investigation by Leafly and Whitney Economics, discovered that as of January 2022, there more 428,059 full-time cannabis employees nationwide. Whitney Economics is considered the country’s top cannabis employment study. 

Federal prohibition prevents the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics from counting state-legal cannabis jobs. 

That means there are more cannabis jobs than firefighters, insurance agents, and bank tellers in America. 

It marks the fifth year in a row where cannabis jobs grew more than 27% in a $25 billion dollar U.S. industry. 

Those jobs in the canna industry included not only growers and processors, but human resources, sales, marketing, public relations, and lobbyists. 

In 2017 alone, both Leafly and Whitney Economics found that full-time cannabis jobs in the U.S. were at  more than 120,000. That’s more than triple what it is today. 

If California were a country, it would be the world’s fifth largest economy. The state is leading in cannabis sales and jobs. Some 83,000 people are fully employed in California’s canna industry. The state brings in more than $5 billion in annual cannabis sales. 

The appetite for Americans to buy legal cannabis is also high when it comes to common household foods such as beer, wine, milk, and orange juice. The report found that cannabis ranked fourth among such products.