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The pechoti method: Can you put weed in your belly button?

While there are the purists who swear by joints, cannabis users continue to find new ways to ingest the plant. There’s edibles, topicals, vaporizers, bongs, sodas, dabs, and sublinguals, to name a few. Perhaps it’s the creative powers of cannabis in action. One method of intake, known as the Pechoti Method, asks you to put cannabis oil in your belly button. While the Pechoti method has gained recent online attention, it’s far from new.

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Growing aeroponic cannabis: Is it right for you?

What initially began as a method to do in-depth, root research, aeroponics is now a widely-accepted cultivation method.

This is a growing style where the roots are suspended in the air, as opposed to a growing medium like soil or coco coir, and the water and nutrients are delivered via a closed loop system that sprays the roots. If you’re a little green when it comes to gardening, this might not be the best option for you. But when done correctly by experienced cannabis growers, aeroponic systems can be very successful with larger plants and better yields.

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3 things to know before starting a cannabis business

With the ever-changing scope of the cannabis industry, there are many challenges to entry and success.  Here are a few tips from the founder of a collection of cannabis wellness shops that may help you assess your decision to get involved.  

1. Be prepared to face new challenges each and every day.

When I opened the first 7 Leaf Clover in 2017, council advised us not to use the term “CBD.” Not on our website. Not on our signs. Nowhere. We didn’t even say it in store. We said the whole word: cannabidiol.

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Why does marijuana decriminalization not include concentrates?

New York, the state with the America’s most populous and one of its most visited cities, did not legalize marijuana this year. For a consolation prize, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers did pass what might look like the next-best thing: decriminalization.

As soon as Cuomo signs the bill into law, possession of up to two ounces of cannabis flower will be a “violation,” punishable by a fine of “no more than $200.” Someone caught with less than an ounce can be punished no more severely than with a $50 fine, but an ounce of flower, only.

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Both CBD and psilocybin show potential in fighting alcohol use disorder

Regulating cannabis is often discussed in the same terms as regulating alcohol. But their impact on the human brain really is much different. Alcohol is a depressant, meaning it slows down vital functions like the ability to speak clearly and motor skills. Marijuana, meanwhile, can be a depressant, stimulant or a hallucinogen, depending on the type. 

Now, scientists are studying if hallucinogens, like CBD or LSD, can have an effect on Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). 

Two different studies, both published in May, showed that CBD and LSD could reduce the amount of alcohol consumed by individuals with AUD and potentially slow down or repair some of the harm done to the brain and liver. 

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American Eagle to start selling cannabis-based products this year

American Eagle Outfitters Inc will start selling cannabidiol (CBD)-infused personal care products in the United States later this year, entering a fast-growing market for daily consumer goods made with cannabis derivatives.

The apparel retailer will sell CBD-infused lotions, muscle balms and aromatherapy products developed and supplied by Green Growth Brands Inc, the Toronto-headquartered cannabis company said on Thursday.

The market for cannabis-based personal care is already crowded. French luxury goods maker LVMH’s Sephora beauty chain has been selling CBD-infused products since 2018 and ULTA Beauty Inc launched sales of similar products earlier this year.

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This cannabis powder lets you turn any drink into an infused drink

Canadians will soon be able to make any drink a cannabis-infused drink thanks to Organigram. The licensed cannabis producer, which is based in New Brunswick, will soon release a cannabis powder that can be dissolved in any beverage, writes Calvin Hughes.

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Cannabis and mental health: Schizophrenia

About 1.1 percent of the worldwide population is diagnosed with schizophrenia. According to the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, schizophrenia is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States, affecting 3.5 million people. 

The mental health condition can erase people’s memories of their days, past and even their reality. The SRDAA states that person must have at least two of the following symptoms to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, with one of the first three listed being one a person is suffering form:

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Countries where cannabis is legal (or decriminalized) – 2019 Travel Guide

Planning to travel abroad? Excited to try new, exotic weed? Pot definitely makes every trip better. However, buying weed in a foreign country can be risky and get you in a lot of trouble.

The so-called cannabis tourism has become the next big thing for weed lovers who want to enjoy their favorite herb in a new place without fearing any legal repercussions.

You may be surprised to hear that only two countries in the world completely legalized weed for recreational use, one of which prohibits foreigners from buying it.

So if you plan to travel, the first thing you should do is check the cannabis laws of your destination country.

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2 cannabis stocks under $5 to buy right now

If you’re looking for stocks that have the potential to rise in value, then buying shares that are trading at low prices is one way to help improve those odds. With a low price, a stock can become more appealing to investors to own, as affordability is not an issue. It’s one of the reasons companies choose to use stock splits, so that share prices do not become too high that they impact liquidity. The two stocks listed below won’t have to worry about that anytime soon, as they trade below $5 and could be solid buys today.

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