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Five Cannabis Laws That Apply to Most US States

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Cannabis is a plant that is as both a medicine and for recreational purposes. However, being a Schedule I substance, possession of cannabis and use for any purpose becomes illegal under federal law.

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Knocking Off Menopause Symptoms The CBD Way

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Guest article by Tricia Blake Over the years, humanity has been wrangling over medical cannabis. There are still many studies that need to be done to prove cannabis’s efficacy, but the signs are promising for a whole host of conditions.

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Cannabis for Raynaud Syndrome

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Raynaud syndrome (aka Raynaud’s phenomenon, Raynaud’s disease or simply Raynaud’s) is a relatively common condition, yet many people know little about it.

Brain Awareness Week: CBD and the Brain

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is still a big mystery in many ways.

Cannabis and Cancer: a Primer

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World Cancer Day has just passed and, although we have written about using cannabis for cancer (including speaking to experts such as Dr. Michael Masterman-Smith and others), there is still much to be written about.

World Sleep Day: Cannabis for Insomnia

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Insomnia, sometimes just known as “sleeplessness”, is such a common problem that many people just shrug their shoulders and carry on regardless. This is not surprising – we can lead busy lives, and sometimes getting more than 6 hours sleep can seem like a luxury.

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Auto-Flowering Strains: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Cannabis?

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Cultivating cannabis remained popular in many parts of the world, including the US, until the start of the 20th century. At the turn of the century, states throughout the US started outlawing this plant. Many believe that cannabis and hemp was the victim of its amazing potential as a material.

Mara Gordon: Championing Safe Cannabis

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Mara Gordon is the Co-founder of Aunt Zelda’s, as well as their Chief Process Engineer. Mara specializes in developing cannabis extracts, cannabis-infused olive oils, cannabis-infused coconut topicals and treatment protocols for seriously ill patients in California.

How to Grow Your Own Cannabis for $200 Start Up

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Guest article by Albert Graham; edited by Leafwell. Growing, curing and keeping your own cannabis is a very rewarding hobby, especially if you are doing it so you can have your own supply.

Cannabis for Eating Disorders

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Cannabis is often used to increase appetite in people suffering from conditions such as cancer or AIDS/HIV. The idea of using cannabis for those with eating disorders is not exactly new, and in many ways the logic is entirely sound.

How To Use Cannabis To Manage Chronic Pain

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“Pain” is more complex than we give it credit for. When Dame Cicely Saunders introduced the concept of “total pain”, which includes physical, emotional, social and spiritual distress, she helped foster a revolution in medical professionals’ idea of what pain constitutes.

The Link Between Endocannabinoids and Fertility

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A guest article by Natalie Gray, on behalf of Worldwide Marijuana Seeds. Title pic from [link] The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) The endocannabinoid system plays an essential role in the essential biological processes necessary for reproduction.

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“Cannabis Saved My Child’s Life” – Maddie & Hydrocephalus

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Maddie suffers from hydrocephalus, which is a buildup of fluid in the brain’s cavities (ventricles), ultimately causing an increase in the size of the ventricles and cranial pressure. Left untreated, hydrocephalus can cause brain damage and is fatal. Symptoms include headaches, being sick, blurred vision and difficulty walking. There are three main types of hydrocephalus: Congenital hydrocephalus & Source.

Cannabis, Cannabinoids and Their Use In Cancer Treatment

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Guest article by Sam Hoffman, on behalf of Hempure CBD. There has been a lot of talk about cannabinoids’ many beneficial properties recently, but just how trustworthy are these pieces of information? Well, you are just about to find out as we tackle this topic in some depth!

How To Make Your Own Cannabis-Infused Oil

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There are many products with all sorts of ratios such as THC:CBD of 3:1, 1:20, 5:2 and so on. Yet, when people try these ratios out, they sometimes find that two products, even with the same ratios, can have widely different effects, and sometimes even no effect.

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Ava Barry: the Young Girl with a Cannabis Licence

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Ava Barry is only 8 years old, and suffers from a rare, extremely debilitating form of epilepsy named Dravet syndrome. At one point, Ava suffered 16 seizures in 36 hours.

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Alexis Bortell, Epilepsy and the Fight to Legalize Cannabis

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When we first met Alexis Bortell, she was just 11 years-old and had gone 866 days seizure-free thanks to the help of cannabis. Alexis suffers from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a rare, treatment-resistant form of epilepsy.

Deryn Blackwell: Did Cannabis Save His Life?

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Last year, Deryn Blackwell and his mother, Callie, was all over the news. Because, after battling off leukemia, Deryn was diagnosed with the extremely rare and very hard to treat Langerhans cell sarcoma in 2012.

Alfie Dingley: the Right to Access Medical Cannabis in the UK

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Alfie Dingley’s case reflects that of Billy Caldwell’s in so many ways. Both suffer from Dravet, a severe form of epilepsy that can cause tens to hundreds of seizures per day – up to 150 per month in Alfie’s case.

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What’s In Store for Cannabis in 2019?

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First of all, a Happy New Year from Leafwell to all of our readers (and our non-readers as well, even though they’ll not see our message). We hope you had a good 2018, and that 2019 will be even better. 2018 was a momentous year in many respects for cannabis. Canada legalized the use and possession of recreational cannabis, several other states have started to establish a medical marijuana program. Source. MMJ News cannabis 2019 Happy New Year legal issues legalize it Marijuana Economics

Traveling with CBD Oil? Here’s What You Need to Know

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First things first: if you’re travelling to another state and feel the temptation to take a little cannabis or cannabis-derived product with you, don’t do it. Doing so is a federal crime. Your medical marijuana card will not save you from a potential prison sentence, a fine and being sent back to where you came from. Obamacare will not save you, either, and neither will the fact that you might be. Source. MMJ News CBD CBD Oil legal issues states travel

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Everything You Need To Know About The Side Effects of Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana, like any other medication, can have side-effects. Of course, side-effects such as being pain-free and being able to eat and sleep properly are positive ones. Other side-effects, however, are not so desirable.

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Cannabis Oil and Hemp Oil Are Not The Same; The Shocking Differences In Safety

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Hemp oil that contains CBD is often sold as a dietary supplement, and is most commonly packaged in small bottles and and applied with a dropper. These supplements can contain no more than 0.2% THC, or otherwise they are considered “cannabis”. Oils that contain more than 0.2%

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Dosing Cannabis/Medical Marijuana: 10 Key Things to Consider

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People often ask “I suffer from x condition – please give me advice on what CBD:THC profile to take, and how much and how often.” Related to this are other questions, such as “What strain should I take, and what range of cannabinoids and terpenes are best for my condition/s?”

What’s So Special About the 1:1 CBD:THC Ratio?

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So you’ve got your medical marijuana card and now you’re wondering what ratio is your right for you. Now, there isn’t a “perfect ratio” when it comes to what THC:CBD ratio works best for you. Some people react best to different ratios, or different ratios for different times of the day. One person may prefer a THC-to-CBD ratio of 2:1, whilst another prefers a 0:5. Source. Cannabis Dosing cannabinoids cannabis CBD dosing mmj card mmj doctor telehealth THC

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The Pros and Cons of Synthetic Cannabinoids (SCBs)

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As many of you probably know by now, there are a lot of “legal” or “semi-legal” products out there that use analogues of cannabinoids that are not necessarily covered by the law.

Cannabis as Pediatric Medicine, with Amy Berliner

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You know those phone conversations that last forever, because you and the person you’re talking to is pretty much on the same page on almost everything?

5 Interesting Cannabis Products for Insomnia

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There are a significant number of studies out there showing that cannabis could be a useful treatment for insomnia.

A Guide to Getting a California Medical Marijuana Card in 2019

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2018 is the year cannabis went legal in California. As of 01/01/2018, it is longer a legal requirement to hold a medical marijuana card for a person aged 21 or over should they possess 1 ounce or less of cannabis (max. 8 g of concentrates).

A Guide to Some Cannabis Strains You Can Grow at Home

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What Should I Choose – Indica or Sativa? Long answer short – there’s absolutely loads to choose from! If you’ve been reading around this site, then you’ll find in that there doesn’t seem to be any major difference between medical and recreational cannabis.

Watch: Marijuana Controls Parkinson’s Tremor

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This is Ian Frizell, a medical marijuana user who treats himself with cannabis to control the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The video is undeniably fascinating – for those who don’t often see the transformative potential of this medicine, it can be quite shocking. By the fourth minute, Ian’s tremors begin to lessen, and at just underneath six minutes his tremors stop almost. Source. Cannabis Science Patient Stories parkinson parkinson's disease patient rights Patient stories

Kristin & Shelby – Fighting Dravet Syndrome

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“I saw a change almost immediately. I can’t even explain … I can’t even describe it, but it was … It was like a light started coming back into her eyes.” This is how Kristin Wilcox describes the effect a cannabis-infused drug given to her daughter, Shelby Mathews, during a clinical trial on cannabinoids for Dravet Syndrome. Kristin and Shelby are from Kentucky, and the state is now voting on. Source.

How to Get a Rec in Hawaii and Cultivate Medical Marijuana (up to 7 plants)

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Before we get onto getting a rec and medical marijuana card in Hawaii, let’s first discuss the general laws and context surrounding the cannabis scene in this sunny state. It is worth mentioning that medical marijuana cards in Hawaii are known as “329 cards”.

The Importance of Male Cannabis Plants

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When it comes to psychoactive cannabis, people mostly sought out female plants, often discarding their male plants. There were economic reasons for this as well.

Cannabis Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis

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In all the talk about how cannabis works on humans, it is important to remember to talk about the biology of the plant as well. Cannabis is an extremely interesting plant, botanically-speaking. Cannabis plants are sturdy and can grow in lots of different environments.

A Guide to Getting a California Medical Marijuana Card in 2019

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2018 is the year cannabis went legal in California. As of 01/01/2018, it is longer a legal requirement to hold a medical marijuana card for a person aged 21 or over should they possess 1 ounce or less of cannabis (max. 8 g of concentrates).

A Guide to Getting a California Medical Marijuana Card in 2018

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2018 is the year cannabis goes legal in California. As of 01/01/2018, it will longer be a legal requirement to hold a medical marijuana card for a person aged 21 or over should they possess 1 ounce or less of cannabis (max. 8 g of concentrates).