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27
Aug

The truth is, everything we thought we knew about cannabis is blather

It was the nightmare scenario for every parent in the 1980s, hammered home in countless PSAs and hacky TV plots. Your kid’s friend has pot. He wants to share. “Come on,” he’s saying. “Just try it. It will make all your problems go away.” That’s the premise that spawned “Just Say No” and “This Is Your Brain On Drugs.” But in most renderings, it didn’t feature a kid who was 70 years old.

That was then and this is now. And in the years since, everything we thought we knew about the sociology and the science of marijuana has been flipped on its head.

Tue
27
Aug

Enhancing athletic performance with cannabis

It can reduce anxiety, promote healing, and relax the body and mind. Here are some other ways athletes use cannabis to enhance performance.

Anna Symonds, Education and Partnership Manager for East Fork Cultivars, has been a professional rugby player for 18 years and attributes a lot of her longevity as a professional athlete to cannabis. 

Tue
27
Aug

CBD vape pen 101 – Everything you need to know before buying one

There’s a new buzzword: vape pen. If you’re thinking about getting one, here’s what you should know.

What is a CBD vape pen?

A CBD vape pen is an electronic device made for inhaling CBD vape juice and CBD concentrates. It has become quite popular, both with experienced vapers and beginners, since the method itself allows you to experience the benefits of CBD within minutes.

Vape pens can generally be used for concentrates that have other cannabinoids as well, not just CBD, so it’s up to you to get the product that has only CBD in it.

Tue
27
Aug

Honey, I shrunk the cannabis: Why nanotechnology just might be the future of weed.

When you think about cannabis and the businesses that market it, you have to think beyond the traditional image of the rolled-up joint. That consumption method is bad for the lungs, outdated, and inefficient. The future of cannabis consumption is about to go through a huge change thanks to a tiny innovation: nanotechnology.

Tue
27
Aug

2 marijuana stocks to watch heading into September

The marijuana stock market has steadily grown for quite some time now. In the past few months, we have seen the industry shift drastically. It has allowed for more investors than ever to take a vested interest in certain pot stocks. These companies offer a lot in terms of value and commitment to the future.

With so much on the table, the choice of which cannabis stocks to watch can be a difficult one. For now, it looks as though companies are working toward reaching their future projections which could be quite positive for investors. All in all, if one chooses to do the proper research, investing in pot stocks can be much easier.

Tue
27
Aug

What is CBG? The minor cannabinoid with major potential, explained

Although cannabis is a complex plant with more than 400 chemical entities, the weed industry has — for the most part — remained fixated on two particular cannabinoids: THC and cannabidiol (CBD). But other cannabinoids are starting to emerge into the spotlight.

Tue
27
Aug

Medical cannabis driving performance trial announced

MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX:MXC) has been granted  approval to conduct a controlled trial assessing the effects of a cannabis-based medicine on driving performance.

As legal medical cannabis becomes more widely available throughout the world, there are understandable concerns about the potential impacts on road safety. In Australia, current legislation in most states forbids patients taking cannabis based medical products from driving, which on top of a complex access pathway has impacted patient uptake.

“It has been documented that a key reason for individuals in Australia to decline cannabis products for medical purposes that may benefit them is that it would inhibit them from driving,” says Roby Zomer, co-founder and managing director of MGC Pharma.

Mon
26
Aug
Mon
26
Aug

How can taking CBD oil increase your metabolism?

There are many effects of marijuana; some strains make you feel creative and energetic while others make you relaxed and sleepy. Unremitting hunger is still one of the universal impact of CBD, a phenomenon, famous as “the munchies.” Studies suggest that there is a relationship between the human metabolic system and cannabis use. There is a reduction in the rate of diabetes and obesity among CBD users compared to non-weed smokers.

Mon
26
Aug

Marijuana and anemia: What you need to know

Anemia affects about a third of the global population. It’s the most common blood disorder with iron deficiency being the number one cause.

Anemia is more common in women than men, while pregnant women, children and the elderly are especially vulnerable groups. Children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to anemia caused by iron deficiency.

There are certain types of treatment depending on the type of anemia, but not all are effective long-term. Marijuana is in the early stages of research for its effects on anemic patients.

Let’s explore this condition in more detail, and see if there is a beneficial connection between marijuana and anemia.

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