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Marijuana Use in Older People Associated With Positive Effects on Sleep: Study

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According to a newly released study, daily marijuana use by older adults is associated with improved sleep duration. The study was published in the journal Cannabis , and was first reported on by NORML.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Hemp Tea

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Cannabis has been an essential part of medicine and culture for centuries. However, in recent years, the plant has gained much popularity due to its plethora of medicinal and other benefits for the body.

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Study Finds Topical Cannabinoids Treat Intractable Leg Ulcers

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According to a new study the administration of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids resulted in wound healing in a pair of elderly patients with treatment-resistant leg ulcers.

New Study Finds THC May Help Those with PTSD by Impacting Amygdala

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According to a new study the oral use of synthetic THC is associated with reduced amygdala activation in subjects with post-traumatic stress: Amygdala is “a roughly almond-shaped mass of gray matter inside each cerebral hemisphere, involved with the experiencing of emotions.”

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Does marijuana motivate you to exercise?

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According to a study, users who consume Cannabis before or after doing sports are in better physical condition. Exercising regularly is essential to leading a healthy life. Unfortunately, the modern era is characterized by obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.

Medical Marijuana Improves Seniors’ Quality of Life, Finds Study

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According to a new study published in the journal Clinical Gerontologist, medical marijuana significantly improves quality of life for seniors: And the more they consume, the better the effect.

Study: THC Stays in the Blood for Long Periods of Time

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According to a new study titled Residual blood THC levels in frequent cannabis users after over four hours of abstinence, t he detection of THC in blood at levels greater than 2ng/ml may persist for long periods of time and thus makes drug tests potentially unreliable as it’s not an indicator of recent marijuana exposure.

Marijuana Use Does Not Negatively Effect Job Performance, Finds Study

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“As more local, state, and national governments change laws regarding the legality of cannabis use, it is essential for organizations to understand how the workplace may be influenced by these changes”, begins the abstract of a new study published in the journal Group and Organization Management.

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Arizona Supreme Court: Marijuana Initiative Can Stay on November Ballot

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In a huge victory for marijuana reform advocates, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that an initiative to fully legalize recreational marijuana for everyone 21 and older WILL legally appear on the November ballot.

DIY Grow Tent: How to Build the Best Grow Tent for Marijuana

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One of the most important investments to make when growing marijuana, both for indoor and outdoor growers, is a grow tent. Grow tents are designed to simplify grow processes for hobbyist cannabis growers, not much so for huge marijuana grow operations. These tents aren’t the cheapest products to buy.

Study Finds 1 in 4 Adults in America Used Cannabis in Past Year

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Quite a few adults in the United States have consumed marijuana in the past year. This is according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Open and epublished by the U.S. National Institute of Health. The study is titled Retrospective cross-sectional analysis of the changes in marijuana use in the USA, 2005-2018. According to the study, almost one our of every four adults who live in the United States say that they have consumed marijuana in the past year.

Study: CBD Administration Increases Blood Flow to the Hippocampus

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According to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the oral use of 600mgs of oral CBD increases cerebral blood flow to the hippocampus.

Study: Marijuana Reduces Refractory Gastroparesis Symptoms

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Treatment with marijuana significantly reduces symptoms in patients with refractory gastroparesis, according to clinical data published in the journal Cureus, and first reported on by NORML.

THC versus CBD: Risks, Benefits, and Side Effects (You Should Read This)

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Are you interested in consuming cannabis for its recreational or health benefits? Are you also considering growing and harvesting your own bud? If so, here’s what you need to know about THC and CBD, the two cannabinoids present in marijuana.

Study: Cannabis May Help Those Undergoing Radiation Therapy, More Research Needed

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According to a new study cannabis may be a useful adjunct therapy for those undergoing radiation therapy, although more research is needed to confirm this.

Marijuana Legalization Not Associated With More Vehicle-Pedestrian Fatalities, Says Study

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CBD from Hemp Associated with Improved HDL Cholesterol Levels

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According to a new study, hemp-derived CBD oil extract is associated with improved HDL cholesterol levels. The study was published in Journal of Dietary Supplements: It’s titled Effects of hemp extract on markers of wellness, stress resilience, recovery and clinical biomarkers of safety in overweight, but otherwise healthy subjects. For the study researchers examined the health effects of CBD extract (15 mg per serving) from hemp and compared it against a placebo.

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Sickle Cell Disease Patients Who Use Medical Cannabis Experience Less Hospitalizations, Says Study

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NORML has reported on an interesting new study that is of particular interest to those with sickle cell disease and/or for those who know someone who does. The study found that medical cannabis use is associated with less frequent hospitalizations among patients living with sickle cell disease (SCD).

7 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Hemp Flower

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Since cannabis became legal in many states and countries across the world, its popularity has been growing among consumers of all ages. With that said, many people are still bothered by questions about CBD flowers and the effects they provide.

Study Finds Prenatal Marijuana Exposure Is Not Associated With Cognitive Impairments in Offspring

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According to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, longitudinal studies fail to suggest that prenatal marijuanaexposure is independently associated with “clinically significant” cognitive impairments in either children or young adults.

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Initiative to Legalize Marijuana to be on November Ballot in Arizona

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Voters in Arizona will soon have the opportunity to make their state the 12th in the U.S. to legalize marijuana: An initiative to make marijuana legal for everyone 21 and older has officially qualified for the November ballot.

Study: Medical Cannabis Use Has Little to No Effect on Driving Abilities

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According to a new study published in the Journal of Concurrent Disorders, those who consistently use medical cannabis show little to no difference in their driving performance following cannabis inhalation. The study, titled Effects of therapeutic cannabis on simulated driving: A pilot study, was first reported on by NORML.

Amid Global Pandemic, Illinois Sets Marijuana Sales Record

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Although the pandemic has had a sad, unfortunate and unprecedented negative impact on a large number of industries, the same isn’t necessarily true of the marijuana industry, as more and more people decide that if they have to stay home anyway, they might as well enjoy it with some legal marijuana.

Study: CBD May “Significantly Reduce Opioid Use and Improve Chronic Pain and Sleep Quality

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CBD could “significantly reduce opioid use and improve chronic pain and sleep quality among patients who are currently using opioids for pain management”, according to a new study.

Common Mistakes of Cooking with Cannabis

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Making marijuana edibles is a fun, and relatively simple process. However, despite its simplicity there is plenty of room for small and even big mistakes, especially when those making the edibles are new to the edible or marijuana scene.

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Vermont Legislature Approves Bill Legalizing Marijuana Sales

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Vermont is the most recent state to legalize marijuana: They did so in 2018. However, the state is the only one of 11 with legal marijuana to not allow legal marijuana retail outlets. The state allows people to possess, use and grow marijuana, but not buy or sell it.

FDA Report: Less than Half of CBD Products Properly Labelled

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According to a new “Report to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations and the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations” released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), less than half of the commercially available hemp and CBD products tested by the FDA contain percentages of cannabidiol that actually match what is reported by the companies selling the products.

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Know the Truth About CBD Oil in 10 Minutes!

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There is a lot of information about CBD oil out there. Some sources are praising it, while others point out some of its downsides. All in all, there is a lot of contradictory information.

Italy’s Supreme Court Rules Personal Marijuana Cultivation Legal

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In a decision that has massive, long-lasting implications Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that growing a small amount of marijuana for personal use is legal.

Study: Oral CBD Use Has Anxiolytic and Anti-Psychotic Activity

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The oral administration of purified CBD is associated with anxiolytic and anti-psychotic activity while possessing few adverts side-effects. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine Research and epublished by the U.S. National Institute of Health.

Hemp Flower: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

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With the rise of the CBD industry came a huge range of unique CBD hemp flower products. People all over the world are more than tempted to give it a try.

COVID-19 Fuels Marijuana Industry Push for Permanently Legal Online Sales and Delivery

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During the COVID-19 pandemic Colorado has temporarily made the online sale of recreational marijuana legal, “fulfilling one of the pot industry’s biggest wishes and fueling its argument for more concessions that could be made permanent when the crisis eases”, reports the Associated Press.

Hemp Smoked Meat – Seed, Weed, Pellet

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If you want to smoke ribs or other types of meat, it’s not actually something that is too difficult; not if you actually know what you’re doing. In fact, many of us have the cooking and seasoning of meat of smoked meat down to a science.

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Regular Marijuana Use Associated With Increased Testosterone, Finds Study

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According to a new study, men who report having consumed marijuana in the past year possess elevated levels of testosterone as compared to non-users. The study, titled T he eff ect of tetrahydrocannabinol on testosterone among men in the United States: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, was published in the World Journal of Urology.

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How Does Kratom Help With Diabetes?

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Kratom is an evergreen tree in the coffee family native to Southeastern Asia, known for its many beneficial properties. Aside from its beneficial properties, it has some medical benefits as well. The two main active alkaloids within Kratom are mitragynine and 7-hydroxy-mitragynine.

Nevada: Judge Rules Marijuana Licensing Can Proceed

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A judge in Nevada has ruled that the state’s marijuana licensing process can resume, with some new retail marijuana stores allowed to open, some applications for licenses reviewed again by state officials and some companies still denied the licenses they didn’t get in December 2018, reports the Associated Press.

7 Health Benefits of CBD Oil

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It seems that new benefits of CBD oil are being found all the time, but the usefulness of this product remains the same. Instead of trying to cover all of the benefits of consuming it, let’s talk about the seven most important ones.