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How To Avoid Going To The Emergency Room For Marijuana Overdose

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It’s possible for a weed-consuming population to use marijuana without needing emergency medical assistance. Here’s how.

It seems that every time a state officially launches its legal cannabis market, reports showing that emergency rooms are filling up with people who can’t handle their weed start to bombard the internet. This took place earlier this year throughout Illinois, which rolled out its taxed and regulated pot trade in January. In Chicago, doctors claimed an increase in ER visits due to people overdosing on weed.

Mon
26
Jul

New video from pop star Lorde shows singer blissfully taking a hit from a bong

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“Blink three times when you feel it kicking in,” she sings.

FILE: New Zealand singer Lorde poses before Christian Dior 2015-2016 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show on Mar. 6, 2015 in Paris. / PHOTO BY PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

 

The “Solar Power” video from the artist known as Lorde is sure to brighten the mood of cannabis enthusiasts as the two-time Grammy winner is depicted taking a single haul on a bong that immediately lifts her energy.

Mon
26
Jul

Study Finds Cannabis Use Not Related to Loss of Motivation

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Study shows cannabis doesn’t make you unmotivated—at least not cannabis alone!

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Mon
26
Jul

Cannabis and ADHD: The THC and Anandamide Connection

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My claim to fame as a teenager was being one of the top ten GoldenEye: Source players in the world. I logged around 1000 hours in the game within a year, even competed in tournaments with my clan. I grew up on games, built my first pc when I was 15, but this time, I had something that I felt gave me laser-focus like never before. My secret weapon? A bong (well, a plastic waterfall I built myself named “Tom Clancy”). It’s no surprise that a decade later, I finally got my ADHD diagnosis.

Thu
22
Jul

What Is Rockwool And Why Is It A New Buzzword In The Marijuana Industry?

Aside from the fact that it prevents the multiplication of pathogens, it also helps the seeds germinate, thus facilitating good drainage.

Rockwool is a fantastic method for growing marijuana. With Rockwool, you can have the strain you choose through the cannabis cycle as growers of all levels utilize different hydroponics for harvesting heavier yields. If you haven’t tried Rockwool, it is time to hop on the trend.

Wed
21
Jul

Hemp organizations divided on delta-8 THC

Some U.S. trade groups are split on whether delta-8 THC should be marketed in hemp products.

The 2018 Farm Bill signed by former President Donald Trump legalized all hemp-derived cannabinoids, including delta-8 THC, according to the Hemp Industries Association (HIA).

In a June 22 press release citing a legal opinion drafted by its attorneys, the trade group called for a regulatory framework grounded in science that would prioritize consumer safety.

“Businesses, farmers and consumers all deserve regulations that support the exploration of the hemp plant’s full potential,” said Jody McGinness, executive director of HIA, in the news release. “This isn’t just about one minor cannabinoid—the list [of cannabinoids] is over a hundred already and growing.”

Wed
21
Jul

Making CBD That Works

Bioavailability is a term growing in popularity like the rise in CBD, but why is it so important and does it really make a difference? Bioavailability is the amount of an active ingredient that absorbs into the blood stream allowing for the ingredient to effectively activate in the body. Supplements like vitamin C have little issue absorbing into the blood stream and activating in the body because they are considered water soluble; however, supplements like vitamin D3, omega 3, curcuminoids and cannabinoids like CBD have difficulties absorbing in the body because they are fat soluble. This means they do not dissolve well in hydrophilic (water-loving) media, like say the human body.

Tue
20
Jul

Strong CBD Statistics. Facts for a More Resilient 2021

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CBD has become one of the most recognized acronyms in the United States and all around the world. Alongside THC, it is recognized as part of cannabis plants.

Even your grandmother knows what CBD is but likely doesn’t know many details about it. Here are some helpful stats to make 2021 a better year than 2020.

 

Tue
20
Jul

Amazon endorsed legal weed. Will it now fight to make it happen?

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The company’s money and power could be a game-changer for federal cannabis policy.

When it announced its support for lawmakers’ efforts to decriminalize weed last month, Amazon didn’t just become the biggest company in America to back marijuana legalization, it captivated the cannabis industry in the process.

Now, as bills pushing legalization remain stuck in Congress, activists fighting for liberalized cannabis laws are hoping the e-commerce giant will take the next step and use its considerable D.C. muscle to help get them passed.

Tue
20
Jul

My Cannabis Brand Was Shut Down By Instagram, Here's How We Rebounded

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Originally viewed on Benzinga - Andrew Ward

Cannabis companies have never had a stable relationship with social media. The tense status has made cannabis a bit scrappier regarding social marketing, coded language and geotagging.

However, all too often, brands still face shadow bans, suspensions and account deletions. Pot-focused social media platforms and advertising options have come online but haven't gained traction like powerful platforms to date.

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