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04
Mar

Can CBD Combat Sleep Disorders?

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It’s not surprising that people have started to turn to CBD for sleep. That’s because, after decades of hearing advice on how to sleep well, changing diets to improve sleep, and using innovative tech to help people track sleep, people still have a big problem falling asleep when the lights go out.

How big is the problem? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in three adults in the U.S. does not get enough sleep. And that number came before the coronavirus pandemic and the seemingly endless stream of upsetting news events and natural disasters in recent years.  

Thu
04
Mar

Physicians Dealing with Medical Cannabis can be Unreliable

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Physicians obviously play a very important role when it comes to healthcare around the world. 

After all, patients rely upon them for diagnosis, general guidance, and recommendations for medicine.

When a patient attends an appointment with a physician, they assume that the physician is well equipped with knowledge and resources to help them.

That is especially true when it comes to a patient previously diagnosed with a serious condition crafting an ongoing strategy to treat the condition.

Thu
04
Mar

Medical Cannabis in Portuguese Pharmacies – This April

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It is now two years after Portugal passed its medical marijuana bill, allowing access to cannabis medicines for those in need. And it looks like medical cannabis will finally be available in Portuguese pharmacies starting this April.

The world of legal cannabis is constantly moving, and ever-changing. If you weren’t paying attention, there’s even a new type of THC out there. Delta-8 THC has less psychoactive effect, and causes less anxiety, making it a preferable choice for many cannabis users. Think you might be one of them? Check out these great Delta-8 THC deals, to see for yourself.

Thu
04
Mar

15 Products that can be made from hemp

When it comes to products that can be made from hemp, the possibilities seem to be endless.

Hemp may not get you high, but it can do pretty much anything else you can imagine. This low-THC variant of the cannabis plant has a dizzying array of uses, including everything from food to medicine to rope to bricks and more—somebody even made a sports car out of hemp. Here are 15 products that can be made from hemp.

1. Beer

Thu
04
Mar

Can You Smoke Marijuana While Taking Antibiotics?

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There is still much research to be done examining individual medications and how the use of marijuana could change how they work in the body.

It isn’t too common to experience severe side effects with the use of marijuana, according to the Department of Health. But that isn’t to say there aren’t some annoying reactions associated with the plant, such as  red eyes, dry mouth, sedation, and anxiety. 

Wed
03
Mar

This Cannabinoid Is Thought To Have The Most Significant Sleep-Inducing Qualities

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Unlike CBD, CBN is not present in significant quantities in fresh marijuana, but when unheated marijuana ages or is exposed to air and light, the THC in it turns to CBN.

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of U.S. adults report insufficient sleep or rest at least 15 out of every 30 days. In addition to its profound impacts on cognitive health and behavioral functioning, sleep deprivation can cause accidents, affect relationships, and contribute to lowered immunity and chronic illness.

Wed
03
Mar

Alabama State representative says medical marijuana legislation still up in the air

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A piece of legislation that would allow Alabama doctors to recommend medical marijuana for a number of ailments passed in the state Senate. But its future remains shaky.

There are plenty of legislators on both sides of the argument. But one state representative is arguing, morality plays the biggest role in the fight.

Senate Bill 46, also known as The Compassion Act, is a hot topic in the legislature. The bill has passed in the Senate for the past 2 years but it continues to stall in the House

Huntsville-area Representative Mike Ball said he’s not hopeful that will change this session.

“I don’t know something just keeps blocking it in the House, and it’s really puzzling to me.”

Wed
03
Mar

NZ Medical Cannabis Imports “Out Of Control”

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The New Zealand Medical Cannabis Council claims the country’s government scheme is being undermined by unregulated medical cannabis imports.

The NZMCC says some medical practitioners are importing products and selling directly to patients, taking advantage of a loophole in Section 25 of NZ’s Medicines Act.

That section provides an exemption allowing all authorised prescribers to “procure the supply of any medicine”; including approved and unapproved medicines. Among other things, it allows an authorised prescriber to obtain a medicine by direct importation.

The Council claims currently there is less regulatory oversight of Section 25 imports than vitamins sold in supermarkets.

Wed
03
Mar

Could CBD Lengthen Your Lifespan? New Research Says Yes!

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There is still a long path from mice and worms to human beings in terms of CBD’s impact on lifespan, but the course is already set for what could be the future of cannabis.

The varying health benefits CBD offers have contributed immensely to questions about longer-term effects because you’ve got to admit that when something adds value to our health, we all want to know if there is more to the product.

So yes, CBD is an alternative treatment for pain, acne, and even heart disease but what people want to know is: can it lengthen our lifespan? By using CBD, can we live longer in excellent health?

Tue
02
Mar

Cannabis 101: What to know about choosing the right strain from 100 possibilities

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They have names like Dream Lotus, Ghost Dawg and Blue Dream — all varieties of the cannabis plant, subsets within the species that in the world of botany would be called a cultivar but in the cannabis world are referred to as strains. Each one is cultivated for its unique properties, including height, color and leaf structure, as well as THC and CBD content, all of which go into variations in effect on mind and body.

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