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26
May

Hemp for weight loss? “Diet Weed” THCV takes fitness world by storm

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CBD from hemp and THC from cannabis have been rising in popularity for years, but have you heard of THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin)? THCV gummies and oils are taking the fitness and diet world by storm. This is because THCV effects include increased energy and focus as well as appetite suppression. This stimulating rare cannabinoid has been referred to as “diet weed” or “skinny pot” due to its THCV weight loss potential. In this article, we’ll answer your questions about this unique hemp compound: What is THCV? What are THCV benefits? Does THCV weight loss work?

Wed
25
May

Sananbio provides the perfect spectrum to help your plants grow

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Sananbio has been devoted to maximizing the nutrition absorption rate for cannabis plants during their growth for higher THC/CBD content.

Wed
25
May

Psilocybin causes ‘significant reduction’ in symptoms of depression, largest of its kind study shows

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COMPASS Pathways psilocybin study shows a significant improvement in treatment-resistant depression symptoms.

At the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2022 Annual Meeting that began on May 21 in New Orleans, Louisiana, COMPASS Pathways unveiled the “largest randomized, controlled, double-blind study of psilocybin therapy ever completed,” according to a May 24 press release, and the data shows “significant” improvements to treatment-resistant depression (TRD) symptoms.

Tue
24
May

Ask a doctor: Can I trust that my physician won’t judge my marijuana use?

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When asked by friends and patients who express concerns about their physicians, I tell them that if they cannot trust their physician with personal information, they need to change physicians if possible.

As many patients fill out their intake forms for their health care providers, some feel a concern that their honesty about aspects of their lifestyle may cause them to receive prejudiced healthcare. Part of being a great physician or health care provider is the ability to be non-judgmental about patients and their lifestyle choices. Trust is essential to care.

Tue
24
May

Medicinal cannabis reduces pain and need for opiate painkillers among cancer patients

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Medicinal cannabis reduces cancer-related pain and the need for opiate-based painkillers, reveals a new comprehensive study of its use by oncology patients.

Pain, along with depression, anxiety, and insomnia, are some of the most fundamental causes of oncology patients’ disability and suffering while undergoing treatment therapies, and may even lead to worsened prognosis.

“Traditionally, cancer-related pain is mainly treated by opioid analgesics, but most oncologists perceive opioid treatment as hazardous, so alternative therapies are required,” explained author David Meiri, assistant professor at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Tue
24
May

Here’s how legal weed has changed cannabis marketing on social media

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Women have slowly introduced themselves into the equation, disrupting what’s traditionally thought of as a cannabis consumer.

Legal marijuana has changed the way some people think about cannabis, leading to a shift in the way in which it’s marketed. A new study explores how is promoted on social media apps, prompting the market to open up and people who don’t fit the typical stoner stereotype.

The study, published in Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, found that women have slowly introduced themselves into the equation, disrupting what’s traditionally thought of as a cannabis consumer. These women promote cannabis in different ways, incorporating it into their daily lives and activities.

Tue
24
May

Is the future of weed seedless? How triploid cannabis could lead to new strains

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The era of triploid cannabis is here and it can easily be the solution cannabis growers sought in the 1970s. But what does triploid mean?

The world of cannabis cultivation might be in for a new paradigm shift in the form of seedless cannabis. The huge potential of triploid cannabis has gotten many in the cannabis industry hoping and rejoicing.

Though there is still much to know and understand about the application of triploid cannabis, early signs are already good. Here, we explore all there is to know about triploid cannabis which might just be the future of seedless cannabis.

Fri
20
May

High THC Weed: A new form of reefer madness or worth the panic?

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Many within the industry have claimed that proof backing the widespread risks of high THC levels are scant and more research needs to be done.

With the legislation on cannabis at the federal level set to be brought forward in the Senate, marijuana legalized states are now undergoing new research on the risks linked with high-potency cannabis products. Among the questions being asked is the possible link between these high-potency cannabis products and psychosis.

Thu
19
May

Carbon correction: The cannabis and climate connection no one is talking about

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Maybe you've heard that cultivating cannabis is bad for the environment. Perhaps you've seen headlines saying that growing an ounce of indoor cannabis emits the equivalent amount of carbon as burning a full tank of gas. Or maybe you've read reports that say growing a few pounds of weed yields the same environmental toll as driving across America seven times. 

All of this is (mostly) true. Indoor cannabis cultivation is not environmentally friendly. This method requires hours of blasting air conditioning, heating (if you live in snowy regions), lighting, air filtration systems and irrigation. Aside from swapping high voltage lights with LEDs, there are few green solutions for indoor grows to lessen their carbon footprint.

Thu
19
May

Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes by young adults declines following cannabis legalization

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A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found that the legalization of cannabis leads to lower use of alcohol, cigarettes, and pain medications by young adults.

The study, conducted by researchers with the University of Washington assessed trends in alcohol, nicotine, and non-prescribed pain drug use among a group of over 12,500 young adults aged 18 to 25 in Washington State following the legalisation of cannabis.

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