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New study provides clues behind the vaping illness outbreak

A new study from the Mayo Clinic weakened a popular theory about the cause of the vaping illness. Now what?

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07
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How CBD keeps THC in check

Many people who use cannabis do it for the euphoric effects caused by the main psychoactive ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol, often called THC. But THC can also cause unpleasant side effects like paranoia, dissociative thoughts, impaired memory or even psychotic episodes. As cannabis has become more potent, it is becoming more likely that some users will experience those effects. But another compound present in the plant, the non-psychoactive cannabidiol, actually works against THC and can block those negative effects.

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07
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Debunking 6 popular myths about today’s marijuana

We now have more information about marijuana than ever, but there are still a bunch of myths that influence the way in which we view the herb.

There are a lot of myths surrounding marijuana, ranging from crazy stuff to others that makes a little bit of sense. This confusion is understandable; it’s only recently that marijuana has earned some legal status across states, and that serious scientific studies are being conducted.

Although much of marijuana’s make up and effect remain mysterious, there’s lots of room to learn more. We scoured the web to find some of the most popular marijuana myths. Here are six of the most common.

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07
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5 of the cheapest pot stocks under $5

As of 2018, legal cannabis was a nearly $11 billion industry, at least according to sales figures published by Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics in their annual State of the Legal Cannabis Markets report. But according to Wall Street, it could be a $50 billion, $75 billion, or even $200 billion worldwide industry in a decade. This is what makes owning marijuana stocks so exciting.

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04
Oct

Mayo Clinic says vaping injuries resemble chemical burns from Mustard Gas

Patients receiving treatment for lung illnesses sustained from vaping had injuries that resemble chemical burns from mustard gas, according to a physician at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Brandon T. Larsen, a surgical pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, told the New York Times that lung tissue samples from 17 patients had been analyzed for a study.

The samples were taken from four women and 13 men who ranged from 19 to 67 years old, 70 percent of whom had a history of vaping nicotine or cannabis.

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04
Oct

You can now go to school to train for cannabis jobs—but it may not be the best way to land a role

The U.S. cannabis market, if legalized, could be worth anywhere from $28 billion to $41 billion by 2028.

And as more and more states move toward legalization, the cannabis industry is growing quickly, creating a demand for workers with a broad range of skills, from accounting and logistics to farming and production. Sabas Carrillo, CEO of cannabis industry accounting and consulting firm Adnant Consulting, tells CNBC Make It that the retail side of the cannabis industry alone has likely created 50,000 to 100,000 jobs per state.

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04
Oct

Here’s why millennials are choosing cannabis over alcohol

It turns out that more and more millennials are gladly waking up with a little dry mouth from smoking too much weed instead of a gnarly hangover from booze.

If you’ve ever woken up with a killer hangover that makes it nearly impossible to get through your day without double fisting aspirin and coffee, you already know one reason why young adults are choosing cannabis over alcohol. But there are many other motivating factors the have made cannabis the preferred way to socialize for a lot of millennials.

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04
Oct

How CBD blocks the paranoia and anxiety from marijuana’s THC

A new Canadian study demonstrates how CBD blocks the negative side effects caused by marijuana’s THC.

A common refrain from those who abstain from marijuana consumption is that smoking weed gets them paranoid. The green stuffs turns their brain red, blasting their synapses with anxiety and panic. Neil Young has some pretty good advice if this happens to you. “Try black pepper balls if you get paranoid. Just chew two or three pieces,” Young told Howard Stern back in 2014. “I just found this out myself.”

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04
Oct

Smoking anything is bad for your dental health, but does that include marijuana?

For some reason, people are very curious about cannabis and whether it has a negative impact on dental health. While the union of these two might seem weird — at least it does to me — there’s some logic behind this. As is the case with cigarettes, smoking marijuana does affect your mouth in negative ways, but it’s not as bad as it seems.

A large study from Duke University found links between smoking cannabis and different mouth diseases. Researchers discovered that unlike cigarettes, cannabis isn’t harmful for your lungs, cholesterol or blood pressure.

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04
Oct

New analysis shows CBD products are not sold as advertised

Not since the Beatles showed up in America has a fad as popular as cannabidiol (CBD) made the country swoon. The cannabis compound, while it does not have the power to get the user stoned, has gained a significant amount of notoriety over the past few years as an alternative to medicines designed to snuff out pain, anxiety and depression. This in spite of the fact that there isn’t a heck of a lot of evidence showing how it actually works. But that doesn’t matter to the American people. Blind faith is their Modus Operandi. Much like it does for God, country and fast food, the population has just decided to trust that these products are everything they are advertised to be.

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