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Cannabis and Heart Health: At a Glance

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There is a lot of mixed evidence when it comes to cannabis, cannabinoids and heart health. Overall, it seems that marijuana use has a complicated relationship with the heart, and that its use can have both positive and negative effects on the organ.

Is Marinol a Good Substitute for Marijuana?

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While the federal government labels marijuana as a Schedule I drug: a classification for illicit substances that are considered highly addictive with no medicinal applications, it is increasingly recognized as a medically viable substance.

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Does Using Cannabis Impair Driving? Yes, But With Some Interesting Findings

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A recently published two-year study conducted by the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at UC San Diego School of Medicine confirms what many of us already knew: that using cannabis, and in particular the psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), impairs one’s ability to drive.

What Are Synthetic Cannabinoids?

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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 found in cannabis plant material. Synthetic cannabinoids are commonly referred to as SCBs.

Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

Is Cannabis an Effective Treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia?: What the Research Says

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This report looks at cannabis as a treatment for sickle cell diseases. Before we dive in, here’s a brief overview of the scientific research Leafwell has been reviewing for this article.

How Does Cannabis Help Glaucoma?

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Readers of a certain age will remember that when the medical marijuana legalization movement was beginning to gather momentum, Americans suffering from glaucoma were often cited as people who could benefit from legal medical cannabis.

Does Weed Interact With Any Medications?

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If you consume cannabis, there are certain medication interactions that you need to be aware of. Although these potential interactions can be negative, it is worth remembering that, in some instances, cannabis may help replace the need for more addictive or damaging prescription drugs.

Guide to Geraniol, the Sweet-Smelling Terpene With Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

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While cannabis smells like many things, sweet is one of the rarer yet more beloved descriptives of a strain’s (or cultivar, a plant variety that has been bred for specific traits by selective breeding) aroma. The sweetness can be attributed to a lesser-known terpene in cannabis: geraniol.

How Cannabis Helps HIV Patients

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that damages the immune system and inhibits the body’s ability to fight infection and disease. It is an infection that is normally transmitted sexually, but it can also spread from a mother to a child during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.

Delta 3 Carene: The Terpene for Healthy Bones (and Can Cause Cottonmouth)

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Terpenes are found in virtually all plants, meaning you’ve most likely come across many of them in nature, even if inadvertently. If you’ve ever visited a pine grove or enjoyed a glass of orange juice, you’ve encountered delta 3 carene.

6 Best Strains to Help Combat Fatigue

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You know the traditional stoner stereotype. Lazy and sleepy. While it’s true that some cannabis has this effect, not all marijuana strains are the same. Some strains can actually support your energy levels and ward off fatigue. How does one plant make you both tired and energized?

Does Cannabis Help or Hinder Sleep?

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There has been a long and common association between cannabis and sleep. For thousands of years, cannabis has been used to treat a lack of sleep and insomnia. However, a recent study published in the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine suggests otherwise.

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What are Cannabis Inhalers & Do They Work?

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A generation ago, a cannabis user might have just a handful of ways to enjoy their favorite strain: if they did not want to smoke it directly, the only other option was to melt the cannabis into butter and make some baked treats.

NSAID Alternatives for Pain and Inflammation

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If you’ve ever experienced a headache, body pain, inflammation, or fever, there’s a good chance you’ve used a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as Ibuprofen, aspirin, or Aleve. While effective for short-term relief, these drugs carry severe long-term health risks.

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Complete Guide to Cannabis Decarboxylation

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Decarboxylation is a chemical reaction that occurs by heating raw cannabis. Also called “decarbing,” decarboxylation is necessary to activate the therapeutic cannabinoids of the cannabis plant, namely cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

What Is THC Syrup, Exactly?

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THC syrup is a sweet, viscous liquid that consists of vegetable glycerine, sweetener, and cannabis concentrate. It’s texturally similar to thick cough syrup and provides many of the same effects as traditional cannabis edibles.

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What is Delta-8 THC?

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What Is Delta-8 THC? Everything to Know Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8-THC) is a minor cannabinoid made from hemp. Believed to produce a milder high than traditional THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), this cannabinoid has exploded in popularity among medical users.

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Guide to Linalool, the Terpene That Smells Like Lavender

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Many compounds contribute to each cannabis strain’s (cultivar’s) unique aroma, with terpenes among the most famous of the bunch. Linalool is a naturally occurring essential oil found in many plants and is one of cannabis’ most commonly-found terpenes.

Cannabinoids Successful Stopped COVID-19 Infection in Lab Study

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been wondering if medical cannabis could be useful in treating the health condition. One study, published in 2020, suggests that CBD could essentially block COVID-19 from entering the body in the first instance.

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 Is Cannabis So Effective for PTSD?

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Approximately 8 million adults have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States, a condition in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.

Can Marijuana Treat or Prevent Type II Diabetes?

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Diabetes can be debilitating, both physically and financially. This severe disease costs the United States $245 billion annually, but the human toll is even more costly. In 2016, diabetes killed 1.6 million people worldwide, with another 2.2 million deaths in 2012 attributable to high blood sugar.

How Does Marijuana Work?

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The science behind medical cannabis is complicated. The cannabis plant contains up to 150 cannabinoids, 220 terpenes/terpenoids and 20 flavonoids, all of which have different effects when used on their own or combined with each other.

8 Reasons Why You Should Trying Working Out High

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Bas Rutten, Ross Rebagliati, Megan Rapinoe, Lolo Jones, Bill Walton. Those are just a few of the accomplished pro athletes who have used medical marijuana for recovery, relaxation and, most importantly, an alternative to painkillers.

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

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Marijuana can stay in your system for as little as a few hours to as much as a few months. The amount of time marijuana stays in your system depends on factors such as dose, consumption method, and health.

Cannabis Topicals: What Are They and How Do They Work?

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Thanks to the raging popularity of CBD oil, topicals are among the hottest sellers on the cannabis product market. Though many people are only now learning about the potential healing benefits of marijuana topicals, our forebears were in on the secret.

Is Marijuana a Natural Treatment for Malaria?

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According to data from the World Health Organization, more than 400,000 people die of malaria every year around the world. Young children are the worst affected, with close to 70 percent of malaria fatalities in the age group under five years old.

Study: 275 Mice Say CBD Helped Them Kick Cocaine

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Imagine if scientific evidence emerged that cannabidiol (CBD), a fundamental medical cannabis extract, showed potential to prevent people from lapsing back into cocaine addiction after they had been rescued from their substance abuse disorder.

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How to Make THC Dabs at Home

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Here is your complete guide to making THC dabs at home in this guest article by Eren Christen. Eren is a content manager at fvkasa, a platform dedicated to providing information people need to know about cannabis and its benefits.

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The Science Behind Medical Cannabis and Depression

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It’s probably fair to say that 2020 was a year to forget for many, for a massive variety of reasons.

How to Make Cannabutter at Home

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Making cannabutter at home is easy if you know a few simple tricks. Cannabutter, short for cannabis butter, is a staple for your marijuana edibles. Learn the step-by-step process to make cannabutter at home, along with how to use and dose cannabutter and where to store this popular weed edible.

First Time Smoking Marijuana? Here’s What to Expect

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If you’ve never smoked marijuana before, you probably have some questions and maybe even slight hesitation. With a few common-sense strategies, smoking marijuana for the first time can be an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Does Weed Reduce Swelling?

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Using cannabis as medicine has gained more acceptance over the past twenty or so years. Today, millions of Americans support legal cannabis, and more than five million are registered medical patients.

Why is it so Hard to Dose Cannabis Edibles?

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Americans have purchased a lots of legal cannabis over the last year or so. To be precise, $18 billion worth in 2020.

3 Misconceptions About CBD, Cleared Up

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is perhaps one of the most misunderstood chemicals around. The research behind CBD, other cannabinoids, and how they interact with the body has barely scratched the surface, making space for all sorts of misconceptions and misinformation.

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What are the Best Cannabis Concentrates for Beginners?

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Breaking into the world of cannabis concentrates can be confusing for any beginner, whether you’re a MMJ patient or just a new rec user. What are concentrates? How do they differ from traditional flower that you smoke? Do concentrates affect you differently?