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The scientific guide to microdosing vs. right-dosing THC

A new cannabis awareness is circulating in society. Years of characterizing black market cannabis as an intoxicant tainted its essence and has influenced legal and illegal users to default toward overconsumption. Science and society are discovering that microdosing (or right-dosing) can engage the wellness benefits of cannabis without intoxication.

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03
Jun

Can CBD help you deal with symptoms of menopause?

Menopause is a natural but tough time in every woman’s life. We’re now learning that CBD could be the answer to the uncomfortable symptoms it brings.

Around 1.3 million women go through menopause in America every year. Typically, it occurs between ages 40-55. The initial peri-menopausal phase usually lasts between 4-8 years. Many women experience a range of troubling physical and mental changes as they enter this period.

We’re hearing more positive testimonies on how CBD can ease menopause symptoms. To understand the benefits of CBD for those symptoms, let’s first try to understand better what the menopause is.

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03
Jun

3 top marijuana stocks to buy in June

Few industries have investors seeing green quite like the marijuana industry. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, the very first tradable cannabis exchange-traded fund, has more than tripled the year-to-date gains of the broad-based S&P 500, which is also having quite the year. Thanks to expectations that Canada will continue to ramp-up sales, Mexico joining Canada as a legalized recreational market later this year, and U.S. cannabis sales continuing to soar, marijuana stock valuations are getting pushed higher.

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03
Jun

CBD industry facing bad press for ongoing labeling issues

The CBD industry is a booming one and is growing at a rate that can only be described as exponential. However, due to a lack of regulations and oversight, the industry is getting a bunch of negative headlines these days. But are they valid?

The first thing to remember is that not all CBD is created equal. Sure it all comes from cannabis or hemp plants, but delicate extractions processes can be compromised easily, and some nasty additives can find their way onto the CBD production line, but surprisingly, you won’t read about them on the label.

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03
Jun

How moms turned advocates lead the push for pediatric cannabis

Before 2011, the Turners were a normal Midwestern family.

Wendy and her husband Tommy ran a gymnastics studio. They were raising their three kids — sons Skyler and Coltyn and daughter Ryleigh — in the same small town Wendy’s family had lived in for generations. They loved to travel. 

And then, suddenly, things weren’t so normal. Coltyn was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, and he involuntarily became the Turners’ center of attention. Most of their traveling now was to the doctor for his appointments. In order to take him, Wendy and Tommy were absent from work so often that many of their employees quit.

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03
Jun

5 tips for getting a job in the weed industry

The weed industry is at an exciting new starting point, as each new legal state offers a new load of job opportunities for those who seek it.

Just like every other industry, capitalism allows us to monetize nearly every aspect of the weed industry that is still fairly new, but most importantly, going to get bigger. Barring a complete disaster, marijuana has pretty much ingrained itself into our lives, and isn’t going anywhere.

If you are a diehard stoner or just looking for a new start, the green industry has a place for everyone and new jobs opening every day.

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31
May

Does CBD interact with other drugs? Here’s what you need to know

Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, has been steadily gaining popularity as both a medical treatment and a health and wellness ingredient since cannabis legalization last fall. The non-psychoactive cannabinoid has been shown to be beneficial for a variety of conditions, especially anxiety, inflammation and pain management.

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31
May

Do energy and environmental impacts mean marijuana stocks will go up in smoke?

Money continues to pour into marijuana stocks at a feverish clip, despite growing fears that legal cannabis cultivators are the latest iteration of a market bubble. While cultivators such as Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED)(NYSE:CGC), Aurora, and Cronos have made outstanding gains of 35%, 58%, and 163%, respectively, over the last year, industry insiders are claiming there is further massive upside ahead and short sellers are circling.

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31
May

Which marijuana stocks can we count on for innovation in the industry?

Innovation in the marijuana market is something that has been quite hard to come by for the vast majority of companies in the industry. Over the past year or so, we have seen many businesses shoot up in value due to their commitment to progressing alongside the market. While it can at times be hard to find the right company to pick, there are some that come to mind as we move into the future of the marijuana stock market. The most important thing to note however, is for one to always do the proper research before putting any money into a company.

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31
May

Mental health and cannabis: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Scores of people use cannabis to treat their mental health conditions, whether using a state-approved ID or by self-medicating on the illicit market. A lack of conclusive data remains due to federal restrictions, limiting understanding the plant’s true efficacy. People in need aren’t waiting for that day to come. Instead, they are going off anecdotal evidence and the available scientific data to justify their self-medicated treatment plans.

We’ve come to find out that many of these cannabis-based regimens have alleviated symptoms in several health conditions. However, in some, cannabis could prove to be either ineffective and even detrimental to the person’s well-being.

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