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Who’s really buying CBD? And why?

If you’re asking yourself who’s buying CBD products, just take a stroll to your local grocery store and mosey over to the vitamins and supplements section.

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Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol

As the legalization of medical marijuana and marijuana use are both on the rise in the United States, people are not necessarily using alcohol less and may be unaware of the risks of combining alcohol and marijuana, according to researchers.

A new study from Penn State found that compared to people who only drank alcohol, those who used alcohol and marijuana simultaneously were more likely to drink heavier and more often. They were also more likely to experience alcohol-related problems -- like impulsive actions they later regretted.

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How long does THC stay in your system?

THC is detectable for only a relatively short period, but how long does marijuana stay in your system? THC’s metabolites can stay around in the body for much longer than the duration of effects. In some cases, evidence of marijuana use can be detected for weeks, months, and even years, depending on the tests being used. In this article, we’ll explore exactly how long marijuana or “weed” can stay in your system and how long THC can be detected by drug tests.

While the euphoric effects of THC can fade rather quickly, lasting just a few hours when inhaled, the compound and its metabolites can stay in your system for weeks after consumption, in some cases even longer, putting you at risk to fail a drug test.

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CBD industry growth: The bubble will always burst

All in all, people are learning more about the advantageous properties belonging to the CBD compound each day. Some could say that the CBD Industry has caused somewhat of an economic paradigm shift in the industrial make-up of markets.

While CBD has remained and simultaneously grown in one industry, it has also  expanded into a few others. Infiltrating any consumer product industrial sector of the marketplace with ease, due to it’s undeniable benefits for therapeutic relief.

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Which are the best cannabis stocks in August?

The cannabis industry has delivered a lackluster performance YTD (year-to-date). Investors who got in at an expensive valuation are struggling. Their portfolios might take a while to turn green. In some cases, they might even have to write down their losses.

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Yes, you can you be allergic to weed

 

If you’ve recently tried weed for the first time expecting medicinal relief but instead found yourself swelling, sneezing, or rubbing itchy eyes, you may have a weed allergy. 

 

 

Symptoms

The symptoms of a cannabis allergy are similar to the seasonal allergies and include the following: 

  • runny nose 
  • sneezing 
  • itching 
  • swelling
  • watery eyes
  • rashes
  • hives 

In severe cases, anaphylaxis can develop. This acute allergic response to cannabis most typically occurs after the ingestion of hemp seeds. So what exactly is anaphylaxis? It can result in swelling of the throat, difficulty breathing, and passing out.

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How to determine the sex of your cannabis plant

Reproduction in the plant world happens in a few ways. There are some hermaphrodite plants which have a single flower with both male and female organs. There are other monoecious plants that have two different flowers on the same plant for male and female organs. There are also dioecious plants where the plant only has either male or female organs. Cannabis is one of these plants.  

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3 profit-driven marijuana stocks

By now you've probably noticed that most cannabis-related businesses are a lot better at raising money than they are at making it. Cannabis companies have started holding conference calls to discuss the three-month period ended June, and so far only a handful have reported a profit.

How did these three report an operating profit while most of their peers lost money? Let's take a closer look at the way they're making money now to see if they can keep it up.

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The craziest marijuana statistic you'll ever see

For all intents and purposes, the legal weed market is considered to be among the fastest-growing industries on the planet. After the industry registered close to $11 billion in worldwide sales in 2018, various Wall Street estimates pegged global annual sales at between $50 billion and $200 billion by 2029/2030. That's a double-digit annual growth rate, on a compound basis, no matter how you slice the data.

But it's the U.S. market that has the full and undivided attention of Wall Street and investors. That's because the U.S. is expected to be the runaway leader in terms of marijuana sales.

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Using cannabis to help relieve aches and pains from extreme sports

It’s no secret that many extreme sports enthusiasts, from climbers to snowboarders, are also fans of marijuana. Although not all thrill-seekers are known to use this drug, there is an overlap between the two subcultures. Take a moment to explore the benefits of marijuana for pain relief, a common issue for extreme sports athletes.

Aches and Pains

The use of marijuana for pain relief has been known for centuries. However, the use of the drug has recently become more mainstream.

Now that marijuana has been legalized in many states around the US, the taboo behind smoking has decreased significantly. The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is now widely accepted as both medically and morally sound.

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