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What to do with marijuana trim

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Weed trim is a common term used to describe the excess parts a cultivator must trim from their plants post-harvest in order to fully maximize a plant’s bloom and, in turn, get more desirable crystals. In short, a good trim will get the grower a bigger, higher quality plant yield.

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Cannabis, Migraine And “Rebound” Headaches

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Results from a study suggest using cannabis medicinally for migraine relief too often may also be associated with “rebound” headaches.

This may not just apply to cannabis. According to the USA’s MigraineTrust, the use of acute pain-relief medicine more than two or three times a week or more than 10 days each month can trigger these, which are also known as ‘medication-overuse headaches’ (MOH).

Using painkillers when needed is considered a sensible strategy when there are only a couple of headaches a month, but it seems painkillers can often become part of the problem if used more frequently.

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Medicinal cannabis policy and research in Europe

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HEQ speaks with Medicinal Cannabis Europe about the European medical cannabis landscape.

The European medical cannabis space is evolving, with more and more EU Member States taking an increasingly favourable view of the clinical benefits of cannabis and its derivatives. Medicinal Cannabis Europe was launched in 2018, with the remit of ensuring fair, equal access to medical cannabis products for patients and establishing a harmonised policy framework at the EU level.

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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.  

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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.

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04
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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.

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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

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04
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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. 

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03
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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.

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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.”

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