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      In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re offering 12 Days of Plant Medicine. Get to know some of the natural adaptogens and herbs that come together to create our incredible experiences.


      Found in GoGenius

      Wake up and feel the energy.

      Galangal raises alertness, promotes vitality, and sparks arousal. A relative of ginger, the root of the galangal plant (Alpinia galanga) has been highly sought for thousands of years for its invigorating, fiery essence with the oldest reports of medicinal use coming from way back in ancient China and Java.

      Its name likely derives from the Chinese gao liang jiang, meaning good ginger high—and we know how that feels. You’re likely familiar with its pungent aroma and sweet, fiery taste as a distinctive part of Thai cuisine. But you may not know that galangal oil contains dozens of psychoactive compounds and is used in ayurvedic medicine both to ease pain and stimulate arousal. Scientists are now confirming that galangal provides a jolt of energy that lasts for up to five hours, stimulating dopamine and blood flow, which enhances alertness, sharpens attention, and even impedes the caffeine crash. Remarkably, this unique energy surge doesn’t increase heart rate or blood pressure and doesn’t drop off suddenly like other stimulants. Other studies have found that it amps up sperm production, and can even repel mosquitos!

      On the first day we gave you L-theanine.
      On the second day we gave you Damiana.
      On the third day we gave you Caffeine.
      On the fourth day we gave you Theobromine.
      What’s coming for the sixth day? Something to get you in the mood.


      In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re offering 12 Days of Plant Medicine. Get to know some of the natural adaptogens and herbs that come together to create our incredible experiences.


      Found in BlissGoGeniusLove

      Call it caffeine’s mellow cousin. Theobromine is a natural stimulant found in tea leaves, kola nuts, and – perhaps most significantly – the fruit of the cacao tree, which also gives us chocolate. Chocolate held deep significance in Mesoamerican cultures, such as the Maya and the Aztecs, who considered it a gift from Quetzacoatl, the god of wisdom, and brewed it as a hot drink (Xocolātl) for energy and arousal. Theobromine, which stems from the scientific name of the cacao tree, actually means “food of the gods” in Greek.

      Theobromine was first identified in 1841, but scientists long failed to recognize its significance, in part because they focused on its more muscular relative, caffeine. Thanks to recent research, we now know that Theobromine is a key ingredient in dark chocolate and is believed to be one of the compounds that contributes to chocolate’s health effects. It’s an effective heart stimulant and vasodilator, lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow to the brain and body, so you can function at a higher intensity. Structurally similar to caffeine, Theobromine has a longer half-life than its cousin, and a smoother and more sinuous energy curve, without the undesirable jittery side effects – in fact, they make a great combo as Theobromine prevents the unpleasant caffeine crash when they’re used in tandem. Talk about a gift from the gods—we love it so much, we’ve included it in four of our six experiences.

      On the first day we gave you L-theanine.
      On the second day we gave you Damiana.
      On the third day we gave you Caffeine.
      For the fifth day, we’re bringing you a spicy energy surge.


      In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re offering 12 Days of Plant Medicine. Get to know some of the natural adaptogens and herbs that come together to create our incredible experiences.


      Found in GoGenius

      Caffeine is the most popular psychoactive drug in the world. But how much do you really know about it? Did you know that the coffee plant evolved an extraordinarily complex biochemical process to synthesize caffeine in order to manipulate bees and other pollinators? It’s true—insects get a little buzz from the nectar of the coffee flower, and come back often, efficiently pollinating the plants.

      Many drinks containing caffeine have been outlawed at one time or another: King Charles II of England attempted to ban coffeehouses in 1676 and federal authorities seized barrels of Coca-Cola in 1911 claiming that caffeine was “injurious to health.”

      As most of us know intimately, caffeine boasts remarkable properties as a stimulant. It combats drowsiness, speeds up reaction time, boosts alertness, and enhances concentration. It also amps up athletic performance, fortifies muscular strength, and prolongs endurance. Yet dosage is critical – too much caffeine can produce tremors, anxiety, and sleeplessness. And we all know the caffeine crash, which is exactly why at 1906, we combine caffeine with theobromine to make an infallible “energy stack.”

      Caffeine has been the subject of intense research, with more than 35,000 articles in the scientific literature investigating its role in everything from neuroprotection to use in cosmetics, and it shows no sign of slowing down yet.

      On the first day we gave you L-theanine.
      On the second day we gave you Damiana.
      What’s coming for the fourth day? It’s also known as “the food of the gods.”


      In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re offering 12 Days of Plant Medicine. Get to know some of the natural adaptogens and herbs that come together to create our incredible experiences.


      Found in Love

      A playful lovemaker with a bewitching psychoactive profile, Damiana is a hardy desert plant (Turnera diffusa) that produces small, aromatic flowers with an intense yellow hue. Native to the Americas, Damiana has long been employed in folk medicine, particularly among the Guaycura people of Baja, California, who prized it for kickstarting libido.

      Damiana is the key ingredient in the Mexican liqueur of the same name (traditionally given at weddings) and was often included in patent medicines of the 19th century. This should come as no surprise – Damiana extract contains scores of active compounds, including at least 22 flavonoids and terpenoids. Scientists have confirmed its extraordinary ability to awaken sexual desire (one study is titled “Turnera diffusa Wild (Turneraceae) recovers sexual behavior in sexually exhausted males”!). In recent years, researchers have explored its potential to stimulate neuroprotection as well. It’s clear that we are only beginning to unlock Damiana’s many secrets, but we encourage you to try it for yourself.

      On the first day we gave you L-theanine.

      What’s coming for the third day? How about something that offers a much-needed energy boost?


      At 1906, we embrace gifts that keep on giving. Our products feature carefully sourced and calibrated doses of THC and CBD – nature’s dynamic duo. But what really makes 1906 products stand out is the addition of extra magic from Mother Nature’s medicine bag.

      In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re offering “12 Days of Plant Medicine,” so you can get to know some of the natural adaptogens and herbs that create our incredible experiences. (If you had your heart set on a partridge in a pear tree, you’ve got to listen to this.)


      Found in ChillGeniusGo

      Chinese legend claims that mythical Emperor Shennong discovered tea when a gust of wind blew a stray leaf into a pot of boiling water. Whatever the origin story, it’s true that for almost 5,000 years the tea tree (Camellia sinensis) has been cultivated for its restorative and healing properties.

      Scientists first identified the amino acid L-theanine as a key ingredient of tea in 1949, but didn’t begin to explore its remarkable nootropic properties until about 20 years ago. Since then, researchers have found that L-theanine leads to making fewer mistakes, and improves attention and reaction times; combined with caffeine, it also sharpens your focus. But that’s only half the story. Incredibly, studies also suggest that L-theanine can boost overall sleep satisfaction by helping you relax before bedtime, fall asleep more easily, and sleep more deeply.

      L-theanine got a wave of publicity a couple years back after Taylor Swift told Elle Magazine that she takes it to combat stress and anxiety. Here at 1906, we’re diehard fans of L-theanine based on its unique ability to help you step it up or slow it down. So you can feel smarter, stay calmer, and sleep better. We have a feeling Shennong would be chill with that.

      Check back tomorrow to learn what you’re getting on the second day…here’s a hint, it’s made for love.


      The friendly dispensaries below have two promo codes for sample pouches, so Illinois consumers can try Drops for a great price. This is the first time we’ve ever offered this sample-size program!

      Use code TRY1906 for two pouches for the price of one, or put in BUY1906 for a sample with purchase of any 1906 experience tin. Good through March 2021. Enjoy!





      Nu Era

      The Herbal Care Center



      1906 began in Colorado with a clear mission: to restore cannabis as widespread, accessible, life-changing medicine. From the beginning, we aimed to share the promise, power, and possibility of our plant-powered tool kit for true health and wellness with as many people as possible.

      Earlier this year, 1906 expanded into Oklahoma where we’ve been thrilled by the response to our innovative, convenient, and discrete form factor, 1906 Drops. These swallowable pills, free of calories, gluten, and allergens, target specific life needs (Chill to soothe anxiety, Bliss to improve mood, Genius for enhanced focus, Go to boost energy and Love to raise libido).

      “The incredibly positive response in Oklahoma – a booming but extremely different cannabis marketplace than Colorado – has only strengthened our commitment to make this essential medicine available in additional states,” says 1906 founder and CEO Peter Barsoom, “I’m so excited to bring 1906 products to Illinois.”

      In 2020, its first year of full legalization, the total Illinois market could reach $1 billion in total sales. Over the first 11 months of this year, the medical cannabis sales topped $331 million, compared to around $250 million for all of 2019.

      Medical patient registration continues to grow as well. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, medical patient registration has so far jumped more than 48 percent since last January, to a total of nearly 146,000.

      The ongoing global pandemic has proven that cannabis is essential medicine for millions of patients and consumers around the country. People are looking for alternatives to alcohol and pharma to help manage daily life and we see more of them choosing a healthier alternative to smokables. Consumers also appreciate that the 1906 product family boasts the fastest onset time for edibles; the benefits take effect within 20 minutes.

      According to a Harris Poll conducted in October, adults are increasingly preferring cannabis over alcohol, with 45 percent saying they have reduced or replaced their alcohol consumption with cannabis. The top three reasons: to reduce stress and anxiety, to relax, and to help them sleep. Parents of young children were even more likely to consume cannabis for primary medical uses.

      Where’s 1906 headed next? Stay tuned for more expansion news in early 2021!


      It’s taken decades of tireless effort by advocates for cannabis reform, but on Friday, Dec. 4, the U.S. House of Representatives took a massive leap toward ending the failed and misguided war on drugs and normalizing cannabis by voting 278 to 164 for the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, federally legalizing marijuana.

      Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-chair Barbara Lee (D-CA) called the MORE Act “an important racial justice measure” and “the product of years of work by so many activists and advocates and young people—and it’s long overdue. It’s time to end these unjust laws which have shattered the lives of so many young people of color.”

      In addition to decriminalizing cannabis, the MORE Act builds a pathway for expunging previous nonviolent federal cannabis convictions and allows for small business association funding for legitimate cannabis-related businesses.

      While few expect the Senate to promptly take up this historic legislation (Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is the lead sponsor of the Senate version of the bill), the vote, the first time either chamber of Congress has voted on the issue, represents a dramatic victory for cannabis reform.

      During the debate, numerous lawmakers acknowledged the reality that citizens around the country have moved faster on this issue than the federal government. Longtime supporter of cannabis legalization Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), said, “This is an opportunity for the federal government to get in step with what has happened in states across the country,” adding, “People in five very different states reaffirmed the strong bipartisan support to reform the failed cannabis prohibition.”

      In fact, it’s hard to find another issue with so much consensus. In the 2020 election, voters in five states, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, New Jersey and Mississippi, which collectively represent the range of red to blue America, supported pro-cannabis initiatives by large margins. Additionally, Oregon voters approved decriminalization of small amounts of all illegal drugs, and they joined voters in Washington, D.C., in allowing for psilocybin to be used legally.

      Over just the past decade, adult-use cannabis has become legal in 15 states and Washington, D.C, and medical cannabis legal in 36 states. By 2021, a full 70 percent of the country’s citizens will have legal access, and about one-third of citizens won’t need a medical card.

      A Gallup poll released Nov. 9 reported that a whopping 68 percent of Americans support cannabis legalization. That’s more than the number of Americans who think human activity contributes to climate change.

      These shifts in public and governmental opinion are being mirrored worldwide. The Dec. 4 approval of the MORE Act came three days after the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to remove cannabis from the list of the world’s most dangerous drugs, a giant leap forward for international drug reform that will open up a massive opportunity to expand research into cannabis for medical use.

      While there is still plenty of work to do to get cannabis fully legalized (we’re looking at you Georgia Senators election!), take a moment to feel the Bliss that comes with getting some truly great and monumental news.


      We’re thrilled to announce that 1906 is now available in OklahomaPeter Barsoom, 1906 founder, calls Oklahoma “one of the most exciting markets in the country,” and says that he’s delighted to bring 1906’s pharma-grade, plant-powered medicine in pill format to the state.

      “We founded 1906 with the mission to share the incredible healing possibilities of high-grade cannabis and herbal supplements,” says Barsoom. “After our fantastic success in Colorado, we can’t wait to introduce 1906 to more parts of America.”

      Oklahoma is one of the fastest-growing cannabis markets in the country. Through June, Oklahomans had spent more $300 million on cannabis, nearly the amount they’d spent in all of 2019, exceeding the adult-use markets of Illinois and Massachusetts. The state demonstrates the decisive shift in national opinion around cannabis legalization; since opening up a medical use market in 2018, Oklahoma has seen one in 10 adults receive a medical card.

      In the state, 1906 is working with Stash House and 24k Labs, which provide a highly sophisticated sales and distribution platform, and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, ensuring reliable, best-quality, and consistent products.

      In the Sooner state, 1906 will launch with Drops, our innovative, moderately dosed tablets (swallowable pills) that target specific life needs (Chill to soothe anxiety, Bliss to improve mood, Genius for enhanced focus, Go to boost energy and Love to raise libido). 1906 Drops are free of calories, gluten, and allergens, and bring a convenient and discreet form factor to Oklahoma’s medical-use market.

      Unlike many states, Oklahoma puts no limits on the conditions that qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation, so patients and their health care providers enjoy full independence to determine which treatments offer the best fit for their individual needs. Moreover, the purchase quantity is unlimited, giving additional control to consumers over their own healthcare.

      The state could soon serve even more consumers as Oklahoma lawmakers are expected to consider expanding access to out-of-state patients in an upcoming session, through legislation that would allow for temporary licenses.

      “There are millions of people within driving distance of Oklahoma who need and want access to this important plant medicine,” Barsoom says. “I’m hopeful that over the next year, folks from Texas, Kansas, and other nearby states will be able to go to Oklahoma, and shop in its dispensaries. This will allow more Americans to feel better as well as bring more dollars and more jobs to Oklahoma.”

      Learn more about 1906 in the Sooner state from our Oklahoma-based Account Coordinator Rich Magaña.

      Why do you think 1906 Drops are a great fit for Oklahoma?
      **Magaña: **Oklahoma is one of the largest and fastest-growing medical cannabis markets in the country. And with 1906 Drops, Oklahoma patients will finally have their medicine available in a truly medicinal format – pills that are fast-acting, easy to swallow, discreet, zero-calorie and allergen-free. And with a product lineup of six different experiences, 1906 Drops address the most common needs of patients.

      How do you expect the cannabis market to continue to grow in Oklahoma?COVID has shown that cannabis is essential medicine for millions of patients and consumers around the country. People are looking for alternatives to alcohol and pharma to help manage daily life and with the introduction of 1906 Drops, we expect more patients to choose a healthier alternative to smokables.

      What’s the number one thing you want Oklahomans to know about 1906?Oklahoma patients no longer have to wait 60 to 90 minutes for their edibles to kick in. They can “Feel it Sooner” with 1906 Drops, with the benefits taking effect within 20 minutes.

      Find 1906 in Oklahoma _[here]( Over the next few months, 1906 will continue its cross-country expansion. Customers in Maryland and Massachusetts can expect to see 1906 in medicinal cannabis markets soon._


      You know what feels good – when climaxing releases dopamine and oxytocin and turns on some of your body-boosting neurotransmitters.

      But how does that work exactly? You can break down the benefits into two categories: physical and emotional.

      The American Heart Association puts a good romp on par with other moderate physical endeavors, like taking a brisk walk or climbing a couple flights of stairs (you’ll burn about 200 calories in a standard bedroom session – though we hope you’re too involved to be counting).

      For women in particular, sex can strengthen stomach and pelvic muscles – and it should be a lot more fun than crunches! A Planned Parenthood survey (among others) indicated that regular sex (once or twice a week) can alleviate irregular cycles and even reduce cramps.

      Studies have also shown that consistent sex can improve memory function, as well as boost your immune system to help fend off colds and flu – something everyone is hyper aware of in this time of COVID-19.

      Overall, sex-released endorphins enhance your sense of well-being and calm and may also address on-going issues with migraines and pain.

      On psychological level, regular sex supports a healthy relationship by improving emotional as well as physical intimacy.

      To state the obvious: Relationships are less likely to break up when the sex is satisfying. In general, people regularly getting high-quality sex are happier, sleep better, and have lower stress levels than those who don’t.

      So what’s the problem?

      First of all, mainstream public health and medical professionals often fail to address sex as an important part of self-care and wellness, especially the evolving sexual libido and satisfaction of women as they go through all of life’s changes, including having children.

      As Jackie Cornell, 1906 Chief of Policy and Health Innovations, puts it: “If your doctor doesn’t ask you about it, won’t hear you out, or gives you half-hearted advice to ‘just relax’, how can anyone summon the courage to have these conversations with our partners?”


      For too many people, sex can feel like one more box to tick off on a neverending to-do list.

      Especially now, when you’re anxious about every tickle in your throat, worried about the cratering economy, and wondering obsessively about what the future may bring – who has the energy to feel sexy? But it’s totally worth making an extra effort to get it on.

      “In this time of unprecedented stress and anxiety due the pandemic, reaching climax may be just the tool needed to help reset and recharge,” says Cornell, who had a successful career in public health before joining 1906.


      Thanks to the waves of prohibition that have dominated drug policy in the U.S. for the past century or so (1906, in fact, is named for the year the Wiley Act was passed, effectively beginning cannabis prohibition in the United States), there is a vast need for research on the myriad ways in which cannabis works in the human body, including the relationship between cannabis and sex.

      That said, as cannabis works generally to quell anxiety and reduce pain – two elements that can lead to low sex drive or inability to climax – it makes sense that the plant may indirectly upgrade sex by addressing those issues.

      Your body’s natural endocannabinoid system is key in regulating things like pleasure, pain, relaxation, and homeostasis. When it is activated by the cannabinoids, it can leave users feeling increased pleasure and decreased pain, leading to relaxation. Cannabis also works on sensation receptors – sight, smell, sound, taste and touch.

      Many women report positive bedroom benefits with cannabis. A 2017 study done by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, took data from the National Survey of Family Growth to compare participants’ frequency of cannabis use with the frequency that they reported getting it on. People who said they use cannabis at least monthly reported more frequent sex than those who never consume. The researchers concluded, “A positive association between marijuana use and sexual frequency is seen in men and women across all demographic groups.”

      Becky Lynn, M.D., director of the Center for Sexual Health and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Louis University, wanted to explore in detail the effect of cannabis on sex drive, orgasm, lubrication, pain, and the overall sexual experience after she had several patients tell her that cannabis helped with their sexual problems.

      “I have seen it used in women with chronic pain disorders that lead to painful sex, women who experience difficulty with orgasm or an inability to orgasm, and women who use it to improve their libido, which may not match their partner’s libido,” she told Weedmaps.

      She surveyed nearly 400 women in her practice about cannabis usage with regards to sex between March 2016 and February 2017.

      The results became the basis of two studies presented at the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine and the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health – and published in Sexual Medicine.

      She found that people who reported using cannabis prior to sex were more likely to report having satisfying orgasms than those who did not. Those who claimed frequent cannabis use were also significantly more likely to say they have satisfying orgasms than people who reported infrequent cannabis use – in other words, regularly enjoying cannabis leads to better climaxes even if the activities aren’t happening in the same session.


      Another recent study found that cannabis improved all facets of the sexual experience, and that users preferred edibles, saying they make “the most significant impact on orgasm length and frequency,” whether or not the sex was a solo or a partnered session.

      One particular callout from this study, for those who more typically turn to margaritas for social-sexual lubrication: “When compared to sex with alcohol, cannabis creates more intense orgasms (66% vs 2%), longer sessions (57% vs 6%), and more satisfying foreplay (55% vs 3%).” If that’s not a glowing endorsement for cannabis over a cocktail, we don’t know what is!

      “Respondents found that cannabis helped shorten the time it took to achieve orgasm, with or without a partner,” the report states. “The anecdotal and empirical evidence we collected indicates that the effects of cannabis helped shorten the time between the start of the session and the orgasm.”

      TRY LOVE

      1906 Love is a terrific option to explore the sexual benefits of cannabis. We handcraft our 1906 Love chocolates and Drops using five herbal aphrodisiacs in addition to a consistent, low-dose of cannabis.

      Designed to work consistently well on all genders, 1906 Love helps you relax and get out of your head while also increasing blood flow to the pelvic area (cannabis is a vasodilator, which means it opens blood vessels and increases blood flow) to boost sensation.

      We’ve gotten incredible raves for this product: last year, Love scored a Cosmo Sexcellence Award, a new stamp of approval given to the best sex toys, products, services, and change makers that blew reviewers’ minds, and a Cosmo writer called it “next-level howling at the moon-type magic.”

      Worried that this kind of sexual magic is out of reach or impossible for well established relationships or for those with far more than a few grays? Think again. We were especially touched to receive a thank-you note from a customer who said: “This was by far the best sex we have ever had in over 48 years of marriage.”

      So whether your libido needs a major jolt or you just want to bump things up a notch or two, give 1906 Love a try. Let us know what you think!

      You’ll start feeling Love kick in at about 20 minutes, so plan your date with Love accordingly. Then it’s time to let go and feel the heat, no matter what the weather looks like.

      If you’re in Colorado, find dispensary locations for the full line of _[1906](‘s low-dose, fast-acting edibles [here]( _

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