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Mon
23
Sep

Vape health concerns: The cannabis winners and losers

According to Grand View Research, the electronic cigarette and vaping market in the U.S. is expected to be worth $47.1 billion by 2025. This represents a compound annual growth rate between 2019 and 2025 of roughly 25%, with this estimate offered by Grand View a mere two months ago. 

However, the e-cigarette and vaping landscape has changed pretty dramatically over those two months.

Fri
20
Sep

Cannabis and parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic neurological disorder that gets worse with time. There is no known cure for this disease, which causes a lack of control over bodily movements, depression, cognitive decline, and more. 

This condition can be a very debilitating disorder, because it can affect eating, sleeping, and many other vital bodily functions and activities. Decades of research have been dedicated to understanding the role of dopamine and other neurotransmitters in the disease, but the genetic and environmental factors that cause people to develop PD are unknown. 

Fri
20
Sep

Can using marijuana help lower my cholesterol?

Millions of Americans live with high cholesterol, which can increase the risk of developing heart disease, developing peripheral artery disease, or having a stroke — all of which are potentially life-threatening. Research is being conducted to determine whether patients with high cholesterol could see health benefits from using marijuana.

Fri
20
Sep

We finally know the biological reason marijuana might impact sperm quality

Marijuana and sperm have a complicated and confusing relationship. Some studies have found that men who smoke marijuana have a higher sperm count. Other research has found they have a lower sperm count. Regardless, what’s decided is that the hundreds of chemicals in marijuana tinker with sperm on a deep level — and new research demonstrates why.

Fri
20
Sep

Study: Young marijuana users develop brain protein linked with stress and anxiety

A brain protein associated with depression and Alzheimer’s in young marijuana users has now also been linked to stress and anxiety.

Previous studies have shown that marijuana can reduce stress and quell anxiety in adults. New Canadian research indicates the same might not be true for adolescents. Instead, young cannabis users often develop a brain protein associated with stress and anxiety, according to the study.

Fri
20
Sep

You’ve never taken a bath until you’ve taken a CBD bath

Taking a relaxing bath at the end of a long day is one of the most luxurious ways to treat yourself. An evening soak can relax sore muscles, replenish the skin, and offer a temporary escape from daily stressors. If you already enjoy the tranquility of soothing bath treatments, you’re going to absolutely love the all-around rejuvenating experience of a CBD bath.

As more is learned about the botanical benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the most abundant natural cannabinoids found in cannabis, consumers are exploring different ways of using cannabinoids for wellness. Today, you can bring CBD hemp oil and its detoxifying and rejuvenating benefits with you into the bathroom with a CBD bath.

Fri
20
Sep

There's no connection between marijuana and violence, experts say

Marijuana and violence have been getting connected in odd ways over the past month or so. A new book argues that there is a connection, and a famous TV host has also raised the issue. Experts, on the other hand, have lined up to argue that they are both wrong.

The latest controversy over marijuana and violence got kickstarted by FOX News host Tucker Carlson when he recently interviewed  former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson.

Speaking about the mass shooter in Dayton, Ohio, Carlson said the young man was “known to be a long-time user of marijuana. It turns out, in fact, that many violent individuals have been avid marijuana users. Is there a connection?"

Fri
20
Sep

Will craft cannabis be the new craft beer?

It is not controversial to say that craft beer has transformed the beer industry, taking market share from big players such as Molson as consumers’ tastes have embraced smaller breweries.

Could the same shakeup happen within the cannabis industry with craft cannabis?

Craft cannabis is grown in smaller batches and some argue is higher quality than big license producers’ (LPs) cannabis.

However, for craft cannabis to disrupt the legal market, growers who have thrived in the grey market would have to go legal and accept some restrictions that come along with it.

Fri
20
Sep

3 top cannabis stocks to buy today

Marijuana stocks have explosive potential. The global cannabis industry could generate annual sales as high as $200 billion within the next decade, according to investment bank Stifel. This would represent growth of more than 1,500% from the approximately $12 billion in sales the industry produced in 2018. 

The following three cannabis companies are particularly well-positioned to profit from the cannabis boom -- and investors who buy their stocks today should be well rewarded in the years ahead.

Thu
19
Sep

What’s next for rheumatoid arthritis and cannabis?

One-and-a-half million people in the United States suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In fact, The Arthritis Foundation estimates that three times as many women as men have the disease and it affects individuals of all ages, but primarily women ages 30 to 60.

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