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Senior Citizens can LivWell with Cannabis

September 20, 2017

senior citizens smoking legal weedWhen asked to imagine a cannabis user, chances are that most people picture young adults enjoying recreational marijuana products. However, many people fail to consider the medical side of marijuana use and the benefits that cannabis products can have for everyone, including senior citizens.

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Cannabis Treatment, Education, Health, Marijuana Benefits, Medicinal Marijuana, Pain
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CBD Topical Salve: What Is It & How Does It Alleviate Pain?

September 19, 2017

CBD Topical SalveThe cannabis plant is very complex, to say the least, and it contains several different compounds including the two main ones: Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). Nowadays, people don't have to smoke cannabis to reap the benefits because there are other methods available such as consuming cannabis orally, topically, or inhaling through vaporization. Many medical patients and recreational users are fond of topically administered cannabis for several reasons, but especially due to the localized pain relief it provides them with. Find out what CBD topical salve is, how it works to alleviate pain, and where you can find some.  

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Cannabis Treatment, CBD, Education, Health, Marijuana Products, Pain, Topicals
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How CBD Affects Opioid Addiction

September 14, 2017

leafbuyer CBD oil for pain reliefThe opioid crisis is taking lives of thousands of Americans. In fact, drug overdose has become one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to a study done by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “Over 97 million people took prescription painkillers in 2015; of these, 12 million did so without being directed by a doctor.” Opioid addictions are coming at us from several different angles, but it all started at a single point.

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Cannabis Treatment, CBC Isolate, CBD, Health, Marijuana Benefits, Pain
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What’s the Skinny on Marijuana Weight Loss?

September 8, 2017

Marijuana Weight LossI never thought I'd hear the two words weed and weight loss in the same sentence; not to even mention the idea that marijuana actually might be the perfect solution for getting rid of those extra pounds. The two are wildly counterintuitive due to cannabis’s effects. Just ask any stoner and they'll tell you that the only association food has with weed is that consuming weed makes you want more food. So what is this about a marijuana diet? 

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Advice, Cannabis Treatment, Consumption, Education, Health, Marijuana 101, Marijuana Benefits
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How Marijuana Helps Glaucoma

September 6, 2017

Marijuana GlaucomaGlaucoma is an eye disease that causes vision loss and possible blindness, and experts are saying that smoking marijuana significantly reduces the pressure buildup that glaucoma causes in the eye socket, which gives patients tremendous relief. However, smoking the required amount for effectiveness may result in an increase in glaucoma progressing. Research is still being done and federal laws make it difficult for experts to focus on marijuana treatment for glaucoma. But the tide is changing and the health care industry, along with other innovators who are jumping on the marijuana-for-health bandwagon, are investigating the health benefits of cannabis.  

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Cannabis Treatment, CBD, Consumption, Doctor, Education, Health, Medicinal Marijuana
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Cannabis Testing Labs in the U.S.

September 4, 2017

Cannabis Testing LabsCannabis is the fasting growing industry in the U.S. market right now, with sales last year totaling around $7 billion. By 2026, that number is expected to reach $50 billion, as reported by the Portland Press Herald. Experts are advising people who are thinking of investing in cannabis to invest through pharmaceutical companies and cannabis testing labs because cannabis is still declared a Schedule 1 drug under federal law. Since cannabis has been illegal, there wasn't a large market for cannabis testing labs. However, with forms of marijuana becoming legal in 29 states and Washington D.C., the demand for cannabis testing labs is sure to grow.

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Does Weed Help with Anxiety? And If So, How?

September 3, 2017

AnxietyIn the crazy, hectic, and stressful society we live in, it doesn't come to much of a surprise as to how many people suffer from mental health disorders in the U.S. alone. Out of roughly 40 million people in this country, nearly seven million suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), fifteen million suffer from social anxiety disorders, and 7.7 million suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a 2015 study by ElementsBehaviorHealth.com. Instead of physicians giving patients anti-anxiety pharmaceutical prescriptions, there's a better treatment out there'”medical cannabis. So how does weed help with anxiety and what should you be aware of when consuming this medicine?  

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420, Advice, Cannabis Treatment, Consumption, Doctor, Education, Health, Marijuana Benefits, Medicinal Marijuana, THC
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This Week in Weed News: The Synthetic Cannabis Epidemic in New Zealand

September 2, 2017

New Zealand Weed NewsNew Zealand is having a bit of a cannabis drought. Like any other developed nation in the world, a portion of New Zealanders like drugs. The domestic scarcity of cannabis is, inadvertently, encouraging some of those Kiwis to try synthetic cannabis or other designer drugs. Also known as "legal highs," many of the substances are available through online sources and often are chemically designed to mimic the effects of the more popular intoxicants and party drugs. This week in weed news, we look back at the month of July in the archipelago nation, New Zealand, as the use of synthetic cannabis has caused an epidemic claiming ten (10) lives in a single month and put over a dozen more into hospital.   

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Advice, Consumption, Education, Fatalities, Government, Health, International Marijuana, Legalization, Marijuana Ban
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Can Marijuana Solve the Opioid Epidemic?

September 1, 2017

Medical MarijuanaFrom 2001 to present day 2017, the opioid epidemic has led to the death of over 183,000 Americans. It's even more jarring to know that this number continues to rise every day. Furthermore, just last week, the president declared the opioid overdose concern a “public health emergency,” which has skyrocketed the importance of this circumstance to the forefront of issues Americans needs to solve. Naturally, legislators and health officials have been frantically attempting to find solutions that can halt this epidemic.  

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Doctor, Drug Testing, Education, Health, Marijuana Benefits, Marijuana Research, Medicinal Marijuana, Pain
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Weed News: Johnson & Johnson JLABS Backing Cannabis Research

August 29, 2017

johnson and johnson marijuanaIn this round of weed news, get ready for even more evidence that marijuana is entering the mainstream. Ever heard of Johnson & Johnson? The name may not ring an immediate bell, but open up your medicine cabinet and I guarantee you'll probably have at least one of their products at hand. The company makes tons of goods that are designed to "advance the health and well-being of people around the world", according to their credo. And now, it seems the company has accepted that cannabis can have truly healing effects, as they have recently begun funding and housing cannabis research.

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