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Recent study suggests microdosing THC could reverse brain aging

Anyone who has ever seen a loved one losing themselves to conditions that come with age – such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia – know how hard it can be for everyone involved. It’s heartbreaking to watch someone you care about struggle to grasp thoughts, memories and concepts. But what if there were a potential treatment? Right now, at best, we have options that slow down the degeneration of cells and brain function. However, a recent study suggests that THC, the most well-known active cannabinoid in cannabis, could reverse the brain’s aging process in low doses. 

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Aug

2 pot stocks to watch before the end of August

The pot stocks have been fueled by the number of investments being done on a widespread scale. Not only does this pertain to acquisitions, but the number of investors looking to purchase cannabis stocks as well. All of this has led to one of the friendliest investor markets for finding pot stocks to watch

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Aug

Why does marijuana sometimes cause paranoia?

When it comes to medicines and drugs, one fundamental truth is that everybody is unique. Each individual experience different effects, and reacts differently based on many factors, including biology, life history, mental state, mood, and even transient factors such as how much food or sleep you have had recently. As such, some people may experience anxiety or paranoia when smoking weed, while others find it relaxes and relieves such conditions. In this article, we will try to elucidate why these differences occur and discuss some ways to decrease the possibility of paranoia from cannabis consumption.

Wed
28
Aug

Statistics show accidental cannabis consumption is insignificant

In 2017, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Poison Control Center received 40,724 phone calls, according to government statistics: harried school nurses, baffled physicians, and worried members of the general public wondering what you do when someone ingests a bottle of something they ought not have.

Of these calls, 3,832 — or fewer than 10% — resulted in a visit to the emergency room, though 5,399, or about one in eight, resulted in a hospitalization. Still, two-thirds of “poisonings” in these two states were handled successfully at home, work, school, or wherever the toxin was ingested.

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Aug

4 keys to making your indoor grow operation more sustainable

For growing cannabis, indoor operations have become the norm. They’re discreet and owners can precisely control the climate – and their product. When strains have different THC contents and a quality product is the top priority, these indoor operations provide business owners the control they need to develop the exact product their customers want.

However, these facilities also come with extra costs. Space is limited, climate control equipment requires maintenance, and indoor lighting uses a lot of power. Different strategies and technologies can be employed to create a more efficient and sustainable grow operation. The upfront costs may be higher, but if you are willing to let technology take the wheel, the long-term benefits can outweigh the costs.

Wed
28
Aug

3 great ways to profit from the cannabis boom without actually buying pot stocks

You've no doubt heard that the global cannabis market is poised to skyrocket. Thirty-three U.S. states have legalized medical cannabis, along with over 40 countries. Canada's recreational cannabis market is picking up momentum, while 11 U.S. states have legalized recreational pot, with more potentially on the way. Some observers predict an annual global cannabis market of $150 billion or more.

Wed
28
Aug

The complicated business of advertising and marketing in cannabis

New companies tend to cultivate similarly. Build a winning team and culture. Plan and establish your vision of success – but maintain flexibility. Structure an advisory board or shadow cabinet full of successful professionals, both inside and outside your industry. Stay lean and nimble, but hungry. Think like a customer. Find a problem, hire a solution.

Any start-up business can be riddled with challenges. Launching a start-up business in an undeveloped industry can be nearly impossible. The cannabis industry is one of those spaces. Applications that could assist in getting your company off the ground simply don’t exist. Anticipating solutions for problems that have yet to arise can be arduous at best.

Tue
27
Aug

How marijuana can help with OCD’s compulsive behaviours

Trichotillomania (TMM) is a disorder that involves pulling out of body hair. It isn’t just limited to scalp hair either — eyebrows, eyelashes and even arm hairs are not exempt. The disorder, which affects more than 200,000 Americans each year, is treatable, but let’s be real: traditional medications don’t always work.

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27
Aug

Does marijuana have any health risks for patients with cardiovascular problems?

While marijuana has health benefits for many medical conditions, patients diagnosed with heart disease or high blood pressure should consult with a doctor before exploring cannabis treatments.

More lethal than car accidents, cancer or acts of violence, cardiovascular disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease caused nearly a quarter of all deaths in Massachusetts in 2010 — five times more fatalities than stroke, about eight times more than Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly 12 times more than diabetes mellitus.

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