Arizona NORML, a state chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), announced today it will host a free Expungement Resource Clinic from 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Saturdays, August 21st, September 18th, & October 16th, at the Sol Flower wellness classroom, 13650 N. 99th Avenue, on the corner of 99th Avenue and W. Thunderbird Road, in Sun City.
Needless to say, it’s been weird this last year or so. If you’re feeling stressed about the pandemic, venturing back to “normal,” embracing your new permanent work-from-home lifestyle, or heading back into the office, don’t worry—you’re not alone! We’re all adjusting to life post-COVID, and we just barely adjusted to life during COVID, so it’s okay to feel off. We all do. Fortunately, the United Nations started a yearly celebration that can help all of us find some calm—International Day of Yoga on June 21.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects about 7-8% of the population at some point, with nearly 8 million adults experiencing it in a given year. That’s a lot, but unfortunately, most people who experience it don’t get the help they need. So, every year, the US acknowledges June as PTSD Awareness Month, a time for everyone to talk about PTSD and learn about the effective treatment options out there.
Mental health is crucial to our overall well-being. Every year, May is acknowledged as Mental Health Month, a time for us to talk about the mental and behavioral issues many face and to help shed the stigma that still surrounds them. And with 1 in 5 US adults and 1 in 6 US youth experiencing mental illness or disorder every year, it’s a necessary conversation to have.
We might be biased, but Earth is the best planet going. As far as we know, it’s the only one in our solar system that provides organic matter that can be packaged up and delivered to you for a wide variety of symptom relief. We think about our home planet a lot, and we’ve realized we need to be more thoughtful about our role in keeping it healthy. It almost doesn’t seem fair - Earth gives us cannabis flower, and we return the favor with plastic cannabis packaging.
Nearly a quarter of all Arizonans are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. And while that’s a breath of air as fresh as one you might inhale after taking off your mask, we’re not relaxing our health and safety efforts at Sol Flower - and we hope you’re not, either.
Epilepsy is one of America’s most common neurological disorders, with seizures affecting nearly 3.5 million people every year. It’s an extremely complex condition that can often strike without much advance warning - in fact, half of epilepsy cases arise without a known cause.
The cure for all your cooped-upedness is finally here. After a record-setting number of days over 100 degrees in the Valley, fall temps have decided to make their fashionable late entrance and beckon us all outside. There’s no denying the psychological pull of the great outdoors, and there’s actually surprising science behind it: getting out for a hike, or going camping, actually makes us feel more connected to other people and our fundamental need to find community.
One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Routine screenings continue to be the key to early detection and better outcomes especially as women age, which is part of the mission behind October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over 300,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year, and 85% of those will be in women who have no family history of the disease.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time to raise awareness and start difficult conversations around mental health, especially when it comes to caring for loved ones affected by dementia. Nearly 6 million Americans over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s today, and with the older adult population growing by the generation this number could more than double over the next few decades.
This Friday, August 21st, we’re tossing our patients a pretty sweet piece of swag at our Sun City and Tempe locations. Swing by either dispensary to snag your Sol Flower-branded frisbee (*with a purchase of $100 or more) to take with you to the park for some spaced-out fun.
In this life, you’re either born a relaxer or you need permission to get a little lazy every now and then. Either way, National Relaxation Day comes at a perfect time as schools get back in session (in one form or another), we extend our record run of high temps, and the world...keeps doing what the world does. But it’s all good, sweet cannababies! Today is all about taking time for your beautiful selves and embracing the zen.
June is PTSD Awareness Month, a time to reflect on an invisible disease affecting as many as 8 million adults every year. Those who have gone through intense trauma, including combat, abuse, or other life-threatening events, can be subject to the horrors of PTSD for weeks, months, or even years after the fact.
At Sol Flower, we want to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona. Out of an abundance of caution for our staff and patients, we will require a mask or face covering to be worn when visiting both the Tempe and Sun City dispensary locations.
Patient safety is our number one priority at Sol Flower. As it gets warmer outside, we understand the importance of staying cool, but are committed to providing a safe environment in addition to a comfortable one.
Namastoke everyone, and welcome to the benefits of pairing cannabis with yoga. Grab your mat and your bud and meet us with an open mind. Yoga has been practiced for centuries to alleviate stress, reduce physical pain and awaken the body and mind to new experiences. Sounds familiar, right? And while yoga is designed to produce a “natural high” when done right, that doesn’t mean you can’t enhance its best attributes through medication with cannabis.
April is Stress Awareness Month. Let’s just say, we’re all very aware of our stress right now, so it couldn’t come at a more poetic time. Anxiety lurks with every essential journey outside the house, and the news we read from the so-called comfort of home isn’t helping things either.
We believe in empowering wellness for all, that is why we are doing our part to protect the health of our patients and employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.As a medical cannabis program, we understand it is essential for patients to have access to our products and services. At this time, we encourage patients to order online and utilize our express pickup services.
Of all the amazing qualities inherent to cannabis - the clarity it provides, the creativity it opens up, the highs it can take you to - perhaps the greatest of all is its versatility. Marijuana is not only multifaceted in the ways in which it’s consumed, but in the variety of medical conditions for which the plant provides relief.
Why cannabis is helping seniors sleep away their insomniaFor senior citizens who stir through the night, insomnia can be detrimental to the active lifestyle many want to enjoy. Contrary to some stereotypes, seniors don’t biologically require fewer hours of sleep to feel well-rested; 7 to 8 hours a night is recommended for adults age 65+, in line with every other adult age group. But conditions like chronic pain, PTSD, depression and anxiety are all contributing factors to senior sleep deprivation, with symptoms that can worsen without proper rest.
Welcome to the latest installment of Sol Flower’s 7 Strains Series, where we introduce you to a lucky number seven names to know when medicating for a specific use. Today’s timely list: 7 strains to de-stress during the holidays.
Who’s hungry? If you’ve ever salivated over the variety of delicious options available on marijuana-infused menus these days, you might be considering edibles for your next medicated meal. Before you go scarfing down cannabis cookies or dousing your chicken wings in spicy Pot Sauce, make sure you know what you’re putting into your body and how it might affect you.