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Can Cannabis Topicals Make You Fail a Drug Test?

January 21, 2018
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People use topical cannabis products for a variety of reasons, but the most common is for localized pain relief. Sometimes, certain body parts need extra assistance, and cannabis topicals can deliver the medicinal properties that are needed. Cannabis topicals do have many benefits, yes, but they have also raised concerns by potential users regarding the probability of failing a drug test after usage. Some people are also concerned about getting high after using cannabis topicals. Read on to find out the answers to these concerns and what you should know about cannabis topicals. 

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Advice, Articles, CBD, Consumption, Doctor, Drug Testing, Education, Guides, Health, Marijuana 101, Marijuana Products, Marijuana Research, Pain, THC, Topicals
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Using Marijuana and Donating Blood

January 17, 2018
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The act of donating blood is a heroic feat, though it comes with a reputation. Many of us think about blood donation and our minds flock to a few classic tropes: maybe a free snack, those who pass out, and a lot of regulations.  

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Should I Tell My Doctor That I Smoke Weed?

January 15, 2018
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All cannabis users come across a singular question that may give them pause every time they go to the doctor's office. Should I tell my doctor that I smoke weed? 

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Cannabis and Lung Health

January 14, 2018
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Most people who have inhaled cannabis (either smoking or vaping) have coughed due to the immediate irritation, which may raise the question: What damage is this doing to my lungs? We know that cigarette smoking is associated with lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To what extent does a cannabis user experience similar dangers from cannabis use?  

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How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Texas

January 11, 2018
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Times are changing, though maybe a little slower in Texas. Like the saying goes, everything's a little bigger in the state… even prejudices against marijuana. Up until September 2017, Texas was still lacking in medical marijuana dispensaries, and turned a cold eye toward the healing benefits of the plant. However, thanks to the Texas Compassionate Use Act, MMJ is becoming a little more accessible to many in need. 

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Advice, CBD, Doctor, Education, Enforcement, Epilepsy, Guides, Health, Marijuana, Marijuana Law, Medicinal Marijuana, Texas
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Cannabis Terpenes: Eucalyptol

January 10, 2018
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In the cannabis plant, there are a variety of terpenes, which affect the flavor and aroma of the plants, especially once they're dried and cured. There are varying levels of different cannabis terpenes within the plant, and each serves a unique purpose. One of the main cannabis terpenes is called eucalyptol, which is commonly referred to as 1,8 cineole. This terpene has a refreshing and strong eucalyptus and minty aroma, alongside many other powerful medicinal benefits and properties. Read on to learn more about Eucalyptol and see how it could help you in your daily life. 

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Dosing CBD: How Much Should You Take?

January 9, 2018
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As the use of marijuana has become both more legal and more popular across the United States, you may have noticed a related trend on the rise: cannabis being marketed as a sort of wonder drug. Lawmakers and citizens are pushing for nationwide legalization at the state and federal level, and they are touting the medical benefits of cannabis as a strong argument for making that happen. 

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Maryland Marijuana Laws

December 15, 2017
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Medical marijuana is now legal in Maryland, and people with certain conditions and a recommendation from their physician can use cannabis for treatment as of December 1, 2017. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission will be responsible for regulating Maryland's marijuana laws to ensure that medical marijuana is safe and available for patients. The MMCC is also in charge of registration, licensing, inspection, and laboratory testing for the cannabis program, as well as providing information on Maryland's marijuana laws. Let’s take a look at some of the legal and practical specifics surrounding Maryland’s new favorite plant. 

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Marijuana Side Effects: Women’s Hormones and Birth Control

December 12, 2017
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The federal government's prohibition on marijuana poses a wide range of problems. From the injustices of cannabis incarceration (especially for POC) to the restriction of medical relief for patients to the growth of an illegal drug market that benefits drug cartels, organized crime, and gangs, national marijuana laws are understatedly problematic.  

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Potential Marijuana Benefits for Dementia

December 9, 2017
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Marijuana has a vast variety of health benefits that are being studied and unlocked by scientists worldwide. The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease released a study in 2014 that concluded microdoses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) slow down the production of a protein called beta-amyloid proteins. Experts believe that beta-amyloid proteins are the key to preventing the progression of Alzheimer's. The study was conducted by the University of South Florida's College of Medicine in Tampa.  

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