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Is Cannabis The New Wellness Drug For The Modern Human?

Cannabis remains one of the most consumed medicinal plants of the planet and it seems that it is only growing in popularity.

The digital age has ushered in a new emphasis on the idea of wellness. Now more than ever people are wholly invested in their own health, mental and spiritual development. The Internet has made it far easier to access a plethora of wellness practices from mindfulness meditation, yoga, breathwork, conscientious eating, and a myriad of different practices and belief systems.

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The Many Faces of Tetrahydrocannabinol – Different Types of THC and Their Benefits

Although we started off our journey at CBD Testers with a strong emphasis on minor cannabinoids, lately, we’ve been taking a closer look at the most abundant one – THC – and all of its many applications and benefits. Another interesting, and sometimes confusing, point about this compound is how many variations of it exist.

Most people know that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the dominant compound found in marijuana, and also the one that holds the plant’s psychoactive properties. It’s the most popular cannabis compound, for obvious reasons, and it also has numerous medical benefits that we as a society are only beginning to fully understand.

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How CBD And THC Are Changing COVID-19 Treatment

The scientific community seems to be more widely accepting cannabis to treat newer diseases, leading to better education and understanding for all.

With coronavirus variants raging across the globe, could THC and CBD offer benefits not yet known in treating and keeping the virus’s deadly effects at bay? While THC and CBD are already known to aid in many diseases, scientists worldwide are looking to different combinations and strains to understand better how they can decrease long-term complications and death.

Throughout most of 2020 and already in 2021, new studies are emerging that back earlier findings, creating a strong connection between CBD and THC as agents against the virus. In fact, CBD is already making a difference with COVID-19.

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Cannabis Found to Lower Blood Pressure in Older Adults

A new study has found that using cannabis lowered the systolic and diastolic blood pressure for people in their 60s with hypertension. That's an important finding, as the number of people with hypertension in the United States alone is more than 100 million.

The study found that using cannabis regularly for three months led to a five-point drop in systolic pressure (the higher number in a blood pressure reading) and a 4.5-point drop in diastolic pressure (the lower number). The decline seemed the biggest about three hours after the use of cannabis.

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What Medical Conditions Could Benefit Most from Delta 8 THC?

Delta 8 THC is one of the most popular products in the recreational cannabis market today. It’s a legal alternative to THC that offers users a mild but fun and uplifting high. But did you know that Delta 8 also has numerous medical benefits, many of which have been studied and proven through scientific research?

What is Delta 8 THC?

Before we talk about the medical benefits of this cannabinoid, let’s talk about what exactly Delta 8 THC is, and how it’s different from the more well-known, Delta 9 THC. Delta 8 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a naturally occurring, minor cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Although it’s structurally similar to Delta 9 THC, there are some major differences as well.

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Delta-8 THC and the UK: Is It Legal?

The introduction of delta-8 THC onto the scene in America has meant a different offering of THC, and a new legal predicament. Delta-8 has mainly been a US phenomenon, but as word spreads, so does THC. Here’s a look at Delta-8 THC and the UK, to see how the word of delta-8 is spreading so far.

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How CBD Products Work to Improve Your Health

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Since the 2018 Hemp Bill was signed into law, the production and use of CBD has significantly grown. The bill legalized the growing of hemp; in other words, it removed it from the list of Schedule 1 substances. Its provisions allowed the use and distribution of hemp (cannabis with no more than 0.3 percent THC). 

CBD is popularly known for its numerous therapeutic powers and positive impact on health. As many people resort to this natural treatment alternative, many CBD products are entering the market in different forms like capsules, gummies, vapes, and oils. 

But what exactly is CBD, and how can it benefit you? Here’s everything you need to know before you search for CBD products on sale online.

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What exactly are THC pills?

If smoking or vaping cannabis isn’t an option for you, could THC pills be the best alternative?

Despite stereotypes that often peg cannabis users as lazy or unambitious, they can actually be quite inventive and resourceful. Partakers of pot have developed countless ways to ingest the herb and reap the benefits of its cannabinoidsterpenes, flavonoids and other compounds.

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6 Things You May Not Know About Medical Cannabis In 2021

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It’s important to check your local and state laws before considering taking medical cannabis to ensure full legal compliance while benefiting from this amazing alternative treatment.

Medical cannabis is regulated cannabis prescribed to patients suffering from a wide range of medical conditions. Unlike recreational marijuana, medical cannabis plants are meticulously cultivated and controlled to comply with health and safety regulations. This is why many people are considering using medical cannabis as an adjunct or alternative treatment to traditional medications.

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Bill that caps THC potency in medical marijuana moves forward in Florida House

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A bill aimed at capping the amount of THC in medical marijuana cleared its first committee stop in the Florida House of Representatives on Tuesday.

The Professions & Public Health Subcommittee passed the bill, HB 1455, allowing it to move forward in the Florida House.

The bill states that qualified physicians may not prescribe medical marijuana containing more than 10 percent THC to patients. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation.

The bill would also limit patients to 15,000 milligrams of THC every 35 days.

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