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Wed
26
Jan

Surprising side effects of marijuana, say studies

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Science continues to uncover new information about marijuana's effects on the body.

In recent years, marijuana has seen major gains in mainstream acceptance. Today, pot is legal in 18 states, and more Americans report getting high than at any point in almost 40 years. Marijuana is now known to be a relatively safe drug. But, like any substance, it's not completely understood, and science continues to uncover new information about its effects on the body. These are some of the surprising side effects of marijuana, according to recent studies. 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.

Tue
25
Jan

Delta 8 THC: Relief from pain and anxiety or a legal way to get high?

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Products ranging from tinctures to gummy bears containing a hemp byproduct with euphoric THC effects are legal and for sale all around Indiana, where the purchase and use of traditional marijuana violates the law.

Delta 8 THC products abound, available at CBD stores, smoking supply shops and even gas stations. While some states regulate or ban the sale of delta 8 tetrahydrocannabinol, Indiana is one of 30, from Maine to Wyoming, that has no limitations on the hemp-derived compound.

A federal law that prohibits what's called delta 9 THC leaves the less-potent delta 8 unregulated. The 2018 American Farm Bill that legalized hemp defines it as a cannabis plant that contains 0.3% or less delta-9 THC. It doesn't mention delta 8, which is less potent.

Tue
25
Jan

New Medical Cannabis Program goes into effect across NY state

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This expands the eligibility criteria for patients who can benefit from medical cannabis and makes it easier for them to be certified by a medical practitioner.

A new Medical Cannabis Program certification and registration system went into effect on Monday across the state. 

This expands the eligibility criteria for patients who can benefit from medical cannabis and makes it easier for them to be certified by a medical practitioner.

Last year's marijuana regulation and taxation act ensured that this new system will be run by the office of cannabis management instead of the health department.

Tue
25
Jan

Does cannabis cause psychosis? A new study sheds some light

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Responsible parties should inform consumers, especially teens, about the harms of cannabis and the serious conditions that may arise from abusing the substance.

One of marijuana’s most concerning connections is the one it has with psychosis. While not wholly understood, this link has been reported to be significant, with several studies indicating that people who smoke large amounts of weed on a daily basis are five times more likely to develop psychosis than others. This depends on the age at which marijuana is first consumed and the individual’s genetic vulnerabilities.

Mon
24
Jan

Three tips for sharing weed during a pandemic

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Make sure to socialize with people who are healthy and ensure those who feel a bit under the weather simply stay home.

After some ups and downs, everyone has found themselves in the midst of a new COVID-19 wave, prompted by the Omicron variant. Despite many people now being virus veterans, it’s still important to take care and extra precautions. This includes cannabis, especially revolving around the traditional communal aspect of it.

Fri
21
Jan

4 things to know about Delta-8-THC, the new cannabis drug

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New studies: Survey of user experience and warnings of unregulated contaminants.

The sudden appearance of delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC, or delta-8) and its quick rise in popularity is a classic tale of unintended consequences and loopholes that enterprising entrepreneurs rush through.

 

Thu
20
Jan

CBD for sleep: CBN competes with Ambien and Melatonin

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The hemp industry has been unloading products containing new alternative cannabinoids targeting specific moods and providing more benefits. One of the cannabinoids increasing in popularity is called CBN (Cannabinol), also known as the CBD for sleep.

CBN is a cannabinoid found in, and derived from, the hemp plant. Although close in chemical structure to CBD, the compounds produce very different results. CBN is specifically for getting to sleep, staying asleep and for anti-anxiety.

 

What is CBN?

Cannabinol, the scientific name for CBN, has been the newest upcoming cannabinoid and consumers have been flocking to it due to its sleep and relaxing properties.

Thu
20
Jan

Medical cannabis expansion launches in Utah

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An expansion to Utah's medical cannabis program has officially launched, allowing more health care workers to recommend marijuana to qualifying patients.

The program allows any licensed physician, physician's assistant, nurse or podiatrist with a controlled substance license to recommend cannabis to up to 15 patients. There are more than 21,000 medical providers who can now recommend medical cannabis, the Utah Department of Health said.

Thu
20
Jan

Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says

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Remember those classic stoner dudes -- Cheech and Chong, anyone? -- spending their days in a weed-drenched room (or car), capable of little besides finding that next great high?

Thu
20
Jan

Marijuana edibles spurring rise in pot-related overdose calls to Illinois Poison Center

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Marijuana edibles are becoming increasingly popular, but doctors warn the substances are prone to accidental consumption or may pack too much of a wallop for new users.

Newly released numbers show marijuana overdose-related calls in Illinois jumped significantly after legalization, mainly due to edibles — but remained far below the number of calls for other legal drugs, including alcohol.

The number of calls to the Illinois Poison Center for cannabis rose from 487 in 2019, to 743 in 2020, the year recreational weed was legalized in the state, and increased again to 855 in 2021.

Many of the calls were for consumption of edibles, officials said. Edible cases more than tripled from 80 cases in 2019 to 450 in 2021.

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