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Wed
14
Aug

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.

Wed
14
Aug

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.  

Wed
14
Aug

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.

Wed
14
Aug

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.

Wed
14
Aug

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.

Tue
13
Aug

An unlikely victim of the cannabis craze

I’ve talked before about the possibility of the marijuana industry overtaking the alcohol industry. I’ve said that it could outpace cigarettes and tobacco, too.

 

But what if I told you that marijuana could also become a replacement for vegetables?

It’s true … but not quite in the way that it sounds. Let me explain.

Prior to this year, cannabis in Canada could only be grown in indoor facilities such as greenhouses. But now, growers in that country are moving their operations outside. In June, Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC), the biggest marijuana company on Earth, became the first to receive a license to cultivate in the great outdoors.

Tue
13
Aug

How many marijuana seeds do I actually need to buy?

How many seeds do you need to grow weed? Well, that all depends on your setup and your vision.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magic number we could just give you? Alas, growing weed from seed can be a tricky business. But done properly, the results are oh-so satisfying.

Figuring out how to buy marijuana seeds is actually the easy part. Online marijuana seed retailers are relatively easy to find, just make sure you pick a good one. We talked to one of the best names in the game to give us some pointers on how to buy, where to buy, and how many to buy.

Tue
13
Aug

Here’s how cannabinoids quell anxiety

Anxiety, like marijuana, comes with a stigma, but with the increasing impact of anxiety disorders on family life and the economy, it’s no wonder everyone seems to be looking for a salve.

The relationship between cannabis and anxiety disorders exists, but remains wholly misunderstood. Anxiety presents differently in every patient, and there is no definitive cure with conventional drugs, so just imagine something as variant as the cannabis plant.

Tue
13
Aug

How can we improve awareness of cannabis as a medicine within the medical community?

Gregor Zorn of the European Cannabinoid Therapy Association (ECTA), shares his thoughts on the stigma surrounding cannabis as a medicine and the impact this has on those who need it the most.

The tide of medical cannabis acceptance is beginning to turn across Europe, yet progress is slow, and many in the medical community remain largely unaware of the benefits of the plant. Here Zorn of the ECTA explains why this is, how patients are driving change, and how the work of the ECTA is providing valuable support and education to a broad range of audiences.

Tue
13
Aug

How the vocal anti-marijuana minority is sabotaging legal cannabis

On the eve of November 7, while the majority of Michigan voters celebrated the passage of Proposal 1 — the initiative to legalize adult-use marijuana — a dejected Scott Greenlee, the president of anti-cannabis organization Healthy and Productive Michigan, stood behind a podium and told his supporters via Facebook Live that their campaign against cannabis had failed. That they had lost, writes Andrew Memtook.

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