by Brenden Leigh

Every two years, you should get your eyes checked by a vision professional.  Last month marked 4 years for me, so I went for a vision checkup and a new prescription.  As my doctor asked me to stand and read the extremely tiny letters off of the wall, I realized...I could actually see them!  It was then my doctor told me that my vision has improved.  I wondered what could cause such a change, and wondered at the possibility of cannabis being the culprit.  (After all, I was not a smoker at the time of my last eye exam! )  So home I went to do a little research, and you will be surprised at what I found:

Your eye is made up of many optic nerves that are consistently active.  As you can imagine, with extended use, strain, or lack of sleep, inflammation within these nerves can occur.  One of the most vicious forms of this is Glaucoma.  Cannabis can lower the high amounts of ocular pressure by doing what it has always done best: being an anti-inflammatory!   [1]

While there are tons of miraculous reports online, accompanied by several herbal doctors, there is not too much in the medical community that supports these claims.  One report from CNN states the complete opposite, but at the same time claims the testing upon which they drew their conclusions was too unstable.   [2]

Can cannabis cure your failing eyesight?  Too many variables are up in the air with our beloved plant to tell.  Even still, there are reports of new uses for cannabis hitting daily.  As for me, my prescription was a -2.00 and is currently a  -1.50: a whole 50 points improved in both eyes.  I am not saying cannabis did it, but I am saying that it is the only thing that is a new variable in my life.  I will let YOU be the judge.

1.  "Science Just Confirmed Regular Weed Use May Improve Your Eyesight" || 06.12.2018 |

2.  "Regular Marijuana Use Might Affect Vision, Study Says" | | 06.12.2018 |

Mother's Day at Universal Collective - Cannabis Dispensary in North Hollywood

Choosing the right gift is a true talent, and now you can at least pretend you have that gift with Universal's Mother's Day Gift Guide!  Below we have chosen the top 3 items that we believe would be the best gift for the mom in your life.  Take a look at what the best weed shop in studio city has to offer!

These guys have made a big splash here at Universal, and it makes sense since they provide premium, pre-packaged joints!  What better way to spend mother's day than lighting up a fatty with the parental?

If any company does edible dosing right, it's Kushy Punch.  While many would shy away from edibles for mom keep in mind that these can be microdosed, and are GREAT for any body pain, aches or soreness.  

New to the Universal sales floor, Spliffin pre-packaged flower has been rocking the crowd!  High THC yielding buds offer pungent aromas and a stony high that will remind her of the 70's!  (TBH, this stuff is better than what your mom smoked back in the day.)  Try some and put your mom on the new!

No matter what you choose, your mom comes first and deserves to take a load off.  Come visit our weed shop in north Hollywood and get your mom something she can use this year!

Kush Queen Bath Bombs- Product Review!

Kush Queen Bath Bombs- Product Review!

It’s that time of year again; we have entered the holiday season and are gearing up to say farewell to 2017. Coming out of such a politically exciting year, it’s safe to say, we are all a little bit stressed out- especially if you lived 2017 as a woman!  What better way to decompress and gear up for a new year than with a traditional relaxing pass-time, taking a bath.  Now, just imagine that traditional relaxing bath being elevated to 420 levels. Well, Kush Queen has the perfect product for you, the Kush Queen Bath Bombs.

420 Christmas! Top 5 Gifts for Stoner Men!

420 Christmas! Top 5 Gifts for Stoner Men!

Looking for a gift for that special stoner in your life? You could go the traditional flower route, but, where’s the fun in that? If you’ve ever stepped foot in a dispensary, you have probably seen the unique and novel products lining the shelves- needless to say, ganjaprenuer have really been getting creative with their products! Unfortunately for us male cannabis enthusiasts, many of these products are geared for use by women.