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Does Growing Cannabis Save Money?

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It’s fair to say that cannabis is more accessible and widely accepted today than it ever has been before. The U.S. has an administration in the White House that has been clear about its intentions to widely decriminalize cannabis use and possession, international bodies like the U.N.

Spotlight: Chris Ball, CEO of Ball Family Farms

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In the cannabis industry, we believe it’s important to advocate for one another, support and celebrate inspirational businesses and lift up the work of others.

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TBI Awareness Month: Nikki Lawley and Her Story

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Meet Nikki Lawley, a traumatic brain injury ( TBI) survivor and cannabis advocate who was once a pediatric nurse, a blackjack dealer and HVAC salesperson. Meeting her, you would think, “That makes sense. She’s a lively person who has it together.”

Meet the Women Behind Leafwell

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It’s Women’s History Month and today we’re looking not at the women who came before but the women who, today, are working to make history in the cannabis industry by being a part of Leafwell.

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.

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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A How-To Explainer For First-Time Senior Patients

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Did you know that more and more seniors are turning to cannabis as an alternative and effective form of medicine? According to the Marijuana Policy Project, there are more than 4 million medical cannabis patients across the 35 states, four U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

Cannabis for Veterans and PTSD: A Conversation With Balanced Veterans

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Did you know that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a qualifying condition for medical cannabis in every single state which has a medical program? The US is a patchwork of cannabis legislation but on this subject, individual states stand united.

Cannabis Cultivators You Should Follow

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As the cannabis industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry over the past twenty or so years, it’s only natural that it’s produced some pop culture icons along the way.

Why Does Cannabis Help So Many Conditions?

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The flowering cannabis plant is not yet the official shrub of World Health Day. Give medical science a little time to catch up with the experiential knowledge of medical marijuana users across the globe, and cannabis may yet become the official greenery of every day that is a good health day.

How Can Cannabis and CBD Help with Addiction?

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For many years, people thought of cannabis as a gateway drug. However, as many states start seeing a reduction in opioid overdose deaths once medical or recreational cannabis is legalized, this view is being challenged.

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New Mexico’s Competing Marijuana Reform Bills

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The New Mexico state government is awash in proposed legislation to legalize adult recreational marijuana use in the state. Two proposals to establish regulated adult marijuana sales were introduced to the State Senate on Monday February 1, 2021.

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.

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.

5 Women Who Are Advancing Cannabis Science

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Compared to other industries, the cannabis industry has a significant number of women in senior positions – 37% of senior jobs in the cannabis industry are held by women, with the average in other industries being 21%.

5 Things Caregivers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

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Caregivers are service workers who provide compassionate assistance to individuals who due to age or disability need help performing basic functions of living. Private duty caregivers can be employed through an agency or hired directly by the affected person’s family.

Top 5 Most Common Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

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Are you interested in what people use medical cannabis for? We sampled 15,000 Leafwell patients from 2020 and identified the top 5 qualifying conditions nationwide for getting a medical marijuana card.

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.

New Mexico Judge Rules Inmates Can Access Medical Marijuana

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One of the first big wins for cannabis in 2021 comes out of New Mexico when District Court Judge Lucy Solimon ruled that inmates have a right to medical marijuana too. This is a case that has the potential to change policy not only in the state of New Mexico but across the U.S.

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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?”

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Marijuana

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We have lots of detailed information throughout this website answering people’s questions about medical marijuana, but we thought it would be best to give some answers to the most frequently asked questions by patients.

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.

Three Reasons Cannabis Can Be Used For Parkinsons

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Human beings have always relied on plant-based medicines to help them heal from injuries, manage and treat illnesses, and generally improve their lives. For as long as there have been people, there has always been plant-based medicine.

How Different Generation View Cannabis

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It’s fair to say that the cannabis industry has absolutely exploded over the last twenty years or so.

What is Delta-8 THC?

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People often get confused when they see terms like “Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)” However, the differences between Delta-8 and Delta-9 needn’t be confusing.

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5 Tips to Increase Your Homegrown Cannabis Luck [And Yield!]

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Cannabis is colloquially known as “weed” because, like weeds, it is a hardy plant that can grow almost anywhere. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t some difficulties when it comes to growing cannabis at home, especially for beginners. There is a learning curve.

AIDS and Cannabis: A Somewhat Intertwined History

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In 1981, when doctors in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City noted a handful of young gay men being stricken with severe, unusual illnesses, few who read those reports predicted that a modern-day plague was unfolding in fast-forward time.

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.

5 Black-Owned Cannabis & Hemp Companies We Love

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Did you know that African Americans are almost four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people? Both ethnicities consume cannabis at about the same rate, yet a 2020 analysis by the American Civil Liberties Union states that Black people are.64

Virginia Could Be Next to Legalize Adult Use Cannabis

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Since the start of 2021 Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) has made it clear that he plans to see cannabis legalized for adult use before the year is over. This is following decriminalization in July, 2020.

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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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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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.

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.

5 Black Cannabis Doctors & Physicians You Should Know

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The cannabis industry is full of inspirational, motivational, and educational stories. It’s only been in recent decades though, that doctors and scientists have started to really understand the science behind medical cannabis.

Why is Weed Different Colors?

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Every type of cannabis contains a shade of green, but anyone who has had a bit of experience with cannabis will also notice that the plant often comes with a whole palette of other colors. Purples, pinks, blues, reds, browns, orange, white and even black.

Lobbying Could Birth Big Cannabis

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Lobbying is an essential process of American politics. A joint 2014 study by researchers at Northwestern and Princeton Universities found little to no evidence that U.S.