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When is it appropriate to discuss your weed usage at work?

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Even if it’s legal in your state, marijuana is still considered a dangerous drug on a federal level. So if you feel like speaking your truth, you have the right to do so, but there may be consequences.

With marijuana legalization spreading, talking about getting high has become more commonplace than taboo in many circles. When it comes to water cooler conversation at work, however, cannabis conversations are still confusing to navigate. 

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Medical cannabis provides little improvement to sleep in chronic pain patients

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Sleep disorders affect a sizeable portion of the general population, with cannabis increasingly being studied as a component of therapy for improved sleep. Previous studies have showed a large percentage of cannabis users purchase cannabis for sleep disorders. This study addressed the lack of meta-analyses on the effect of medical cannabis and cannabinoids on impaired sleep.

This systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluated the effect of medical cannabis or cannabinoids on sleep. Inclusion criteria includes:

1) Patients aged 18 or older with impaired sleep

2) RCTs that compared medical cannabis to a non-cannabis control

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4 signs you're addicted to marijuana, experts warn

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These red flags could mean you've lost control over your cannabis use.

With recreational marijuana use now legal in many states, many people are enjoying cannabis safely and guilt-free. But while many people use this popular psychoactive drug without any adverse effects, a study published in the Dec. 2015 issue of JAMA Psychiatry estimated that three in 10 people who habitually use cannabis have "marijuana use disorder," and a 2011 study found that frequent users have a 10 percent chance of becoming addicted to the drug.

Could your cannabis use be creating problems without you even realizing it? Read on to find out what behaviors and symptoms signal marijuana addiction, and how it could be impacting your quality of life.

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Justice Cannabis relies on video surveillance to keep facility safe, secure & legal

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Large cannabis operations group integrates Hanwha video technology into their businesses

In 2014 a group of civil rights attorneys known for fighting for justice on behalf of the wrongly accused and convicted decided to form a new venture: a cannabis growing and dispensing company. Based on the ideals of “cannabis made good, that does good, to make you feel good,” the new company was aptly named Justice Cannabis. Today the company operates two (and counting) cultivation/processing facilities and more than 10 retail locations in nine states.

“We strive to help out those who are struggling to live and get out of the rut of the criminal justice system,” says Stuart Johnson, national director of security for Justice Cannabis. 

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Will Smith saw his career disappear during ayahuasca trip before Oscars controversy

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“All of a sudden, I start seeing all of my money flying away, and my house is flying away and my career is gone away."

Will Smith in an interview with David Letterman confessed to having a premonition that his career would implode while tripping on ayahuasca.

“Once you drink it, you’re going to see yourself in a way you’ve never seen yourself,” the Academy Award winner for King Richard told Letterman during an episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. The episode was taped in advance of the Oscars on March 27.

Ayahuasca is a brew made from the leaves of the Psychotria viridis shrub and the stalks of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, according to HealthLine.

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Hemp seed oil is the key ingredient in Vido's Health & Beauty USA skincare products

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HSO moisturizes, reduces inflammation and is high in antioxidants

Hemp Seed Oil is the perfect ingredient in skincare products.

“HSO moisturizes, reduces inflammation, and provides high levels of antioxidants,” said Iva Plummer, one of the co-founders of Vido’s Health & Beauty USA. “HSO’s anti-inflammatory properties allow it to treat skincare issues.”

Inflammation is a common cause of a variety of skin conditions.

“There are several symptoms of skincare inflammation, such as itching, burning, redness, blisters or pimples, and cracked skin,” Plummer said. “HSO is great for the skin because it has anti-inflammatory properties.”

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Does CBD help with social anxiety? What the latest medical studies say

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What is otherwise considered normal for the rest of us, such as making eye contact, talking to people, and interacting with others, is extremely difficult and nerve-wrecking for the socially anxious.

Being an introvert is different from having social anxiety. Whereas its normal for introverts to feel drained from social interactions, social anxiety is actually a type of mental illness that causes a person to experience fear during social situations.

Also known as social phobia, people who suffer from this condition experience severe dread and fear whenever they have to do anything with other people; it could be public speaking, making a presentation, attending a party, or even a simple family gathering.

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Surprising side effects of smoking marijuana

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Although pot has its benefits, it's not without side effects.

The public acceptance of marijuana has skyrocketed in recent years, and increased legalization means that more people have access to recreational marijuana than ever. Although pot has its benefits, it's not without side effects, some you may never have considered. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

 

 

1. Lung irritation

Unlike tobacco, marijuana use has not been found to raise the risk of lung cancer. But it still involves inhaling smoke, which can be hard on your lungs.

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Research chemicals provide dangerous, experimental highs to desperate users

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In a country where over 1 million people get arrested for drug-related crimes every year, a legal loophole exists that makes ordering thousands of different drugs so accessible you can purchase them with your debit card.

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Patients who use marijuana may need more sedation during endoscopies

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If you use pot, you may need more sedation than normal during a gastric endoscopy, according to a new study.

"Patients didn't have increased awareness or discomfort during procedures, but they did require more drugs," lead author Dr. Yasmin Nasser said in a news release from the American Gastroenterological Association. Nasser is an assistant professor in the Institute for Chronic Diseases at the University of Calgary School of Medicine in Canada.

With increases in marijuana legalization and use, doctors need to be aware of patients' use of the drug and prepare themselves and their patients for the possible need of increased sedation and associated risks, the study authors said.

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