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5 Things Every Cannabis Physician Should Know

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This article is for medical marijuana patients and physicians alike. We believe knowledge is power and Leafwell seeks to educate not only patients but medical professionals as well.

Cannabis Research to Watch in 2021

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2020 is over and 2021 is underway. Leafwell is looking forward and identifying some of the exciting cannabis research we expect to see come out over the following 12 months.

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Can Cannabis and CBD Help Improve Your Health?

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Cannabis and CBD can help improve your health because it returns balance to your body. Our bodies have what is called an endocannabinoid system (ECS), meaning our bodies produce their own natural cannabinoids.

Medical Cannabis is Working for Autistic Children

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Childhood autism is a challenging condition that huge swaths of parents across the country are grappling with. Any glimmer of hope that autism’s intractable symptoms can be treated is a light in the tunnel to parents caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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Why Does Too Much Cannabis Make You Feel Paranoid? [And How Do You Stop It?]

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Cannabis is known to make people feel relaxed, but it’s similarly well-known that a little bit too much can lead to anxiety and paranoia. Several studies have confirmed that a little bit of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has anti-anxiety effects, but consuming too much has the opposite effect.

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Can Cannabis Help with Back Pain?

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Chronic pain affects roughly 1.5 billion people, according to the Boston University School of Public Health. Of those billions of people, the World Health Organization says non-specific back pain accounts for 60 to 70 percent of the population.

Dry January and Cannabis: Can Weed Help?

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Many people make resolutions to drink less (or not at all) over the new year, but this doesn’t always happen. To help people stick to their resolutions, even if it’s only for a little while, campaigns like Dry January and Stoptober have been implemented in many countries across the world.

How to Read a Dispensary Menu

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So, like more than 4 million other Americans all over the U.S., you decided to get your medical cannabis card. That’s awesome!

What Effect Does Cannabis Have on Hormones?

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Hormones are neurotransmitters. This means that they are chemical messengers which carry instructions to organs and tissues to carry out certain functions. Hormones are produced by various glands in our bodies, with the main hormone-producing gland being the pituitary gland.

How to Make Festive Marijuana Edibles

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2020’s been a difficult year, so Christmas treats are certainly in order. And what better way to spend this Christmas than relaxing in front of your favorite movies with some medicated edibles (and a little less alcohol)?

5 Superstar Athletes Who Use Marijuana

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Do you often hear “Cannabis is only used by lazy stoners!” ” or other biased beliefs? This is a long held view which has meant acceptance of marijuana as medicine has been slow. But we’re getting there.

Which States Have Medical Marijuana Card Reciprocity?

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Before we get into the nitty-gritty, first we must ask (and answer), “What is medical marijuana card reciprocity?”

What Are the Minor Cannabinoids? [A Look at 10 of the Rarer Cannabinoids]

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There are lots of chemicals, otherwise known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabichromene (CBC), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN) are known as the “big six” cannabinoids.

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to the human body’s ability to produce its own natural cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids). Other mammals have endocannabinoid systems too. The ECS was not discovered until the lates 80s/early 90s, and we had no clue of its importance.

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Soil vs. Hydroponics vs Aquaponics: What’s the Best Cannabis Growing Medium?

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To put it simply, there is not necessarily any “best” growing medium. Some people prefer one over others, whilst others like to switch between soil, hydroponic and aquaponic grows depending upon personal preferences and circumstances.

The Difference Between Indica and Sativa Cannabis Plants

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Biologically speaking, both sativa and indica plants can be called Cannabis sativa, the plant’s fancy Latin name. But Cannabis indica is considered a subspecies of Cannabis sativa. Sativas and indicas were defined by two main factors: Their growth pattern.

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A History of Medical Cannabis

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Did you know cannabis history stems back 12,000 years? In this article, we’re going to take you through the historic journey of cannabis, from the ancient world right through to how we use the plant today, taking in all of the highs (pun intended) and lows of this fascinating and powerful plant.

How to Get a Texas Medical Marijuana Card in 2021

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Are you interested in getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Texas? You’ve come to the right place. We hope this article acts as a valuable guide to help you understand the process of applying for your MMJ Card.

Questions You Can Ask Your Medical Marijuana Doctor

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It can be difficult to talk to your primary care physician about medical cannabis. This is one of the many good reasons why seeing a doctor who specializes in medical marijuana (and is open to recommending it) is a good idea.

Cooking With Weed Butter

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Are you looking for instructions on how to cook with weed butter? Perhaps you’ve just come across our recipe for cannabutter and now are keen to get started making some delicious treats. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

How to Talk to Your Child’s Teacher About Medical Marijuana

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Being a parent is hard enough. Throw in having a child with special needs or a health condition of any kind and you’ve doubled or even tripled that difficulty level. For many parents, the idea of putting their child on dozens of medications is not ideal.

Cannabis and Yoga – Meditating with Marijuana

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We know the word ‘wellness’ has been overused in the past few years. But it is undeniable that this increased focus on our mental and physical health (and how interlinked these two components are) has led to several positive movements.

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What Are Synthetic Cannabinoids (SCBs)? The Potential Benefits and Dangers

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The Basics: What Are Synthetic Cannabinoids (SCBs)? Synthetic cannabinoids are a class of man-made molecules that bind to the same receptors in our bodies (CB1 and CB2 receptors) as natural cannabinoids. Synthetic cannabinoids are commonly referred to as SCBs.

The Future of Medical Cannabis Post Pandemic Is Healthy and Sexy

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Over the past year, we’ve seen Covid-19 impact almost every industry in a negative way. But what about medical marijuana?

Did the Green Wave Lead to a Blue Wave for the Democrats?

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November 3, 2020 saw a “green wave” across the US, where several states legalized recreational and/or medical marijuana.

PAMMEC: Helping People Learn More About Medical Marijuana

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The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Education Center, or PAMMEC, seeks to teach people about the medical and therapeutic aspects of medical cannabis. This is something Leafwell is passionate about as well, so we had a chat with Theresa Nightingale and Emmett Nelson, who are PAMMEC’s founders.

New Jersey Legislature to Finalize Cannabis Legalization Bill

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New Jersey was one of the states that voted to legalize cannabis on Election Day in 2020, and lawmakers were forced to comply. As previously reported by Leafwell, the way the state went about things was a bit different.

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Can I Take Cannabis With Other Medications?

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One of the first questions medical marijuana cardholders ask is, “ Can I take cannabis with other medications?” ” Drug interactions with cannabis are important information for patients who value their health. Often, medical marijuana cardholders are dealing with chronic conditions.

Can You Be Allergic to Marijuana?

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Marijuana is a plant that contains up to 600 different compounds. It is possible for a person to be allergic to cannabis, and it is usually due to one of the many compounds in the cannabis plant – not necessarily a cannabinoid!

How to Use Marijuana in your New Year Wellness Routine

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It’s fair to say that 2020 has been a year that many will be thankful to leave behind. Between the historically contentious U.S.

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US Senate Approves Marijuana Research Bill, Will They Vote on Decriminalization Next? 

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After a year that was mostly focused on Coronavirus relief bills, Congress finally moved on a few cannabis bills before the end of 2020. The U.S. Senate recently unanimously approved a marijuana research bill called the Cannabidiol and Marihuana Research Expansion Act.

What Receptors Does Cannabis Affect? Cannabinoids’ Effect Beyond Cannabinoid Receptors

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The human body contains receptors which detect change. Receptors are made up of specialized cells which not only monitor for change but respond to any changes they detect. Receptors are connected to our central nervous system and they help to keep our bodies in balance.

What is CBG (Cannabigerol)?

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In all the talk about THC and CBD, other cannabinoids can get forgotten about. Yet, these other compounds can affect how CBD and THC work, alongside having unique properties of their own.

Police in South Dakota Filed a Lawsuit to Overturn Cannabis Legalization

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On November 3rd, 2020 South Dakota became the first state to simultaneously legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis through two separate voter initiatives. Now, police in the state have filed a lawsuit aiming to overturn Amendment A, which legalized recreational use.

What is Cannabinol (CBN)? [More About the “Sleepy” Cannabinoid]

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There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Each one offers different medical possibilities. Today we’re looking at cannabinol or CBN, sometimes called the sleep cannabinoid because it is particularly useful for treating insomnia.

What is Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)? [A Multi-Purpose, Appetite-Suppressing Cannabinoid]

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Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) has a chemical formula of C19H26O2. THCV is a homologue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), meaning that the two share the same parent compound in cannabigerol (CBG) and have similar structures to one another, but differ from each other by a repeating unit.

What Do I Do if My Doctor is Completely Against Medical Marijuana?

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Even though more and more doctors are coming around to the idea of medical marijuana, not every doctor believes in the idea of cannabis as medicine. Some may be sceptical but in need of a greater abundance of evidence, or believe that cannabis could be more useful for some conditions than others.