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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.

Fri
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.”

Fri
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.

Fri
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.

Fri
04
Oct

Will your cellphone be able to tell you what’s in your weed?

Some might use their cellphone to buy their cannabis, but soon it might also be how you can check what’s in your stash or even what’s in your blood.

Samsung, which did not respond to requests for comment, filed a patent this spring for an “Electronic device including several of light sources” which was recently published, as first reported by Let’sGoDigital.

The utility patent describes an electronic device that can emit visible and infrared light with a detector and processor—all the technology needed for a spectrometer.

Fri
04
Oct

Square welcomes pot businesses to its digital payments platform

Square Inc. has become one of the first U.S. payments platforms doing business with CBD providers, just as the industry is booming.

The company this week started allowing U.S. businesses to sell cannabidiol products on its platform while keeping track of payment and inventory management. CBD derived from hemp was legalized last year, while the intoxicating THC compound remains illegal at the federal level.

“We saw this as an opportunity to make our tools available to sellers” in the industry, Square said in a statement.

Thu
03
Oct

5 reasons for you to use CBD oils

Humans, an exceedingly smart and advanced race amongst the mammals, or you can say, a superiorly intelligent species as compared to all the others known has its share of difficulties and struggles. With the daily encounter of stress and tension enriched surroundings, it becomes utterly inevitable to eliminate the toll these goings have on human minds. As these were not enough in themselves to create complete havoc in the lives of everyone, people moreover have to find their way around life while experiencing physical pains and discomforts.

Thu
03
Oct

Canopy inks BioSteel deal to enter CBD sports drinks market

Canopy Growth Corp. is acquiring a majority stake in BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc., as the pot giant aims to quench the thirst of prospective consumers with a line of cannabis-infused sports drinks.

The deal, which sees Canopy acquiring a 72 per cent stake in the Toronto-based sports drink maker, represents the company's bet that aside from being a major cannabis producer, it can also be a big player in the US$50-billion global sports nutrition market. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Thu
03
Oct

What top cannabis brands are saying about counterfeit products

Big-name brands, such as Nike and Louis Vutton, are constantly counterfeited, but none have spurned a crisis quite like counterfeit vape cartridges. 

Thu
03
Oct

What is hydroponic marijuana? Is it better?

Hydroponic marijuana is grown in a highly-controlled, indoor grow system that does not use soil. These systems use water (hydro), nutrients, and a soil-less growing medium to get the job done. A nutrient solution comprised of water and dissolved, inorganic fertilizers is directly supplied to the plant roots.

The most common soil-less mediums used for hydroponics grows are coco coir, rockwool, hydroton, perlite, or vermiculite. Growers may use one or a combination of these media to provide support for the roots.

Hydroponics grows are high maintenance, so we don’t recommend them for the novice grower. However, the control they offer with the decreased need for pesticides makes them a compelling option for cannabis growers with some experience under their belts.

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