Hemp and the Farm Bill

Hemp and marijuana are part of the same plant species but are different groups within that species.


Delta 8 THC, the "New" Cannabinoid

Delta 8 THC is the sister compound of Delta 9 THC. While both are similar, Delta 8 has a lower psychoactive but pleasurable experience.



What Are Terpenes in Cannabis and How Do They Work?

Terpenes are aromatic molecules that almost every kind of plant contains, and they are responsible for the plants’ flavor and aroma. One of their main functions is to keep predators away and increase resin yield. Cannabis can have up to 120 different terpenes, of which 100 are exclusively found in marijuana plants. Every different strain has a different concentration of terpenes, allowing for a never-ending combination of flavors and effects.


All You Need To Know About Cannabis Concentrates

Scientists have identified 110 different cannabinoids and over 120 terpenes in cannabis plants. These are produced in a part of the plant called the trichome. That is the name of those tiny white crystalline bits that resemble little mushrooms and are found on the plant’s buds and leaves’ surface.


Take a break and shake it out

Our bodies aren’t designed to be stuck in chairs all day. Check out this quick movement break video from Nicole Mixdorf, Chief Wellness Officer at Balance by Nature, to learn some stretches you can do whenever you need to get up and move. These are great for alleviating tension in the neck, shoulders, and hips.



CO2 Extracted Cannabis Oil

Watch and learn about extracting your cannabis oil with CO2. One of the cleanest ways to consume your concentrates.


Heating Concentrates 101

What is the perfect temperature for consuming “dabs”? Learn to tailor your experience with cannabis concentrates




What I’ve learned from the pandemic

Anytime we experience our lives being shaken up we have a choice… we can resist it or we can surrender to it. As we begin to emerge from our time of isolation, we have an amazing opportunity to decide what aspects of ourselves we want to leave behind and who we want to become.





Cannabis and Exercise: It helps to keep you active

Cannabis and exercise, contrary to what “Reefer Madness” would keep you believing, consuming marijuana does not make you want to eat and sleep all day. In fact, just the opposite and help get many out of bed and maintain an active lifestyle.


How to Make Cannabis Butter

Making butter is the first step in making your own cannabis edibles at home! There are many ways to make it and here we have 2 ways for you on how to do so.


Breathwork to Shut Down the Stress Response

Nicole Mixdorf, Chief Wellness Officer at Balance by Nature, will be sharing valuable tools with us each month for stress reduction, growth mindset, healing, and personal development. Today, she’s sharing How to Instantly Shut Down the Stress Response.


Learn How To Grow Your Own Medical Cannabis In Illinois

Marijuana is becoming widely recognized as a medicinally useful herb to treat many conditions. More people than ever qualify for medical use of cannabis as legislators pass new laws, expanding medicinal marijuana’s use into new states.


Where Did 420 Come From?

420 is one of the most celebrated “holidays” in the cannabis community for as long as people can remember. But where did this peculiar celebration stem from?


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