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Testing for cannabis potency is problematic in chocolate edibles

Since recreational marijuana was first legalized in Washington and Colorado in 2012, edibles have become a huge part of the cannabis industry. 

Edibles are foods infused with cannabis, and these days you can find everything from gummy bears to cookies to chocolate bars that contain marijuana at dispensaries. 

These cannabinoid-infused treats have flooded the market, but a new study has found that components in chocolate are leading to inaccurate potency test results. 

Edible manufacturers must adhere to strict labeling and potency standards. 

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How I use THCa to treat crohn's disease

After a battery of tests and misdiagnoses, I was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease twelve years ago, and thus began a long battle with trial-and-error medical treatments. I changed my diet several times, even though my doctors didn’t seem confident it would change much (it didn’t), went to physical therapy for pain-related issues, and took so many different pharmaceuticals I can’t even begin to recall each and every one. My days were foggy due to side effects from pharmaceuticals, such as steroids, that made me feel worse than I did before I even took them, writes Diana-Ashley Krach.

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Millennial entrepreneurs lead the way with hemp, CBD industries

For some, millennials seem to embody several of the worst qualities of human nature. And, as the latest batch of millennials collects their college diplomas and head into the workforce, they face a host of stereotypes and misconceptions. Fair or not, they are often branded as lazy, narcissistic, and lacking a good work ethic. Up until today, these stereotypes have stayed in place. Meanwhile, others of this generation are even excelling and breaking through all the stereotypes put in place for them.

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CDC flags one death and nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S, possibly tied to vaping

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in Illinois who died after being hospitalized.

The CDC has been investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use, although it has not yet been able to establish whether they were in fact caused by vaping.

E-cigarettes are generally thought to be safer than traditional cigarettes, which kill up to half of all lifetime users, according to the World Health Organization. But the long-term health effects of vaping are largely unknown.

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The best cannabis cookbooks

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CBD-infused clothing? Yes, a company just did that

You may have heard of CBD-infused ice cream, or CBD for horses, but now there’s the world’s first CBD-infused clothing. New York-based Acabada ProActiveWear is taking the CBD health craze to another level as it launched earlier this week a new line of women’s sports bras, tank tops, leggings, shorts and bodysuits — all infused with CBD.

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Like a sommelier of cannabis, a budtender is a trained weed expert

Grant Sanderson teaches cannabis enthusiasts how to sell legal weed.

The regional manager, cannabis division, of Alcanna, which runs the Nova Cannabis chain of legal dispensaries in Ontario and Alberta, explains regulatory compliance, methods of consumption and the lineage of more than 50 different strains. He’s being doing this since June, and more than 200 people have graduated from his four-day program to become legal dealers or “budtenders.”

He’s never had to kick anyone out of class for being stoned.

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What are cannabis flavonoids and why are researchers so interested in them?

Cannabis flavonoid, also called cannflavin, is the next area of study for marijuana researchers. That’s because understanding how cannaflavin works may unlock the secrets to using cannabis as an effective treatment for pain management.

The research is still preliminary. But researchers in Canada believe they have developed a process that replicate cannflavin A and cannflavin B, types of flavonoids that may have more strength than aspirin when it comes to fighting pain and inflammation.

What are exactly are cannflavins?

Before understanding cannflavins, it’s important to know about flavonoids in general.

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Can cannabis help control cholesterol?

Cannabis has become a popular fix for people seeking to self-treat conditions such as anxiety and pain, but it’s not exactly a go-to choice among those looking to offset the effects of a poor diet, such as high cholesterol, which may be good considering there’s not a lot of high-quality research at the moment connecting cannabis to cholesterol. If you’re looking to improve your cardio health, you’d be better off improving your diet and exercising.

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