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Why There Shouldn’t Be a Stigma for Parents Smoking Marijuana

January 21, 2018
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Marijuana is an extremely intricate plant, and it contains a wide variety of cannabinoids aside from THC (the chemical that gets users high). Oftentimes, marijuana users consume the plant for medicinal reasons, and many parents are included in that category. There are lots of reasons why people consume marijuana, but there's still a stigma associated with marijuana despite the large amount of research and studies that have come out regarding the plant's benefits and overall efficacy. Slowly but surely, the stigma of marijuana is dissipating, but a stigma remains for parents who smoke marijuana. Read on to learn why this shouldn't be the case and why smoking marijuana should be accepted across the board. 

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Marijuana Effects: Why Is Everything Better High?

January 20, 2018
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What's your favorite marijuana consumption method, and why's it your favorite? Maybe you enjoy the classic flower/bud that you can smoke or vape. Or maybe you prefer concentrates like dabs, wax, oils, and/or shatter so you can feel the marijuana effects quickly and powerfully. Perhaps you prefer edibles or infused beverages instead, especially if there's a concern with inhalation. Or you might prefer using tinctures or marijuana capsules/tablets. Regardless of whichever marijuana consumption method is your favorite, the marijuana effects are what you most likely look forward to the most. But why is it that everything seems better while high?

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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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Cannabis Salves vs. Topicals: What’s the Difference?

January 9, 2018
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In the world of cannabis, there are so many options to choose from. You can inhale fresh flower, devour delicious edibles, and even rub infused lotions on your skin. Dispensaries offer new and exciting products, constantly lining the shelves with endless possibilities for green exploration. 

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Cannabis and Fitness: Top 5 Strains to Smoke Before Exercise

January 6, 2018
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By now, most people are aware that the stereotype of the lazy stoner is a misrepresentation most of the time. We all know of at least one or two successful individuals who use cannabis without it destroying their intelligence and motivation, but the idea of people using marijuana and then going on a run is still a little far-fetched for most to believe. It's still a well-kept secret that cannabis and fitness can actually go hand in hand. Obviously, you can't go around smoking heavy body-stone indicas and then expect to run a record quarter mile, but the right strain can enhance your workout by providing focus and energy. In the interests of setting you on the right path to a healthy harmony between cannabis and fitness, we've made a list of the top five strains that will help get you in the right space for a successful workout. 

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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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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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Marijuana Medical Benefits of Sativa Strains

December 9, 2017
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Regardless of what you use marijuana for, certain strains are better than others depending on what purpose marijuana serves in your life. In general, there's a wide variety of marijuana medical benefits that range from relieving depression, pain, and anxiety in addition to stimulating the body's appetite. However, the effects and medical benefits of marijuana depend largely on the specific strain you consume. The three main categories of marijuana are indica, sativa, and hybrid strains. Each category contains a bounty of medical benefits/properties, but it varies per strain. Read on to learn about sativa strains and the specific medical benefits and relief they deliver to users.  

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Marijuana and Sports: How Does It Help and Hurt?

December 7, 2017
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The medical benefits of marijuana are a major point of controversy in our society. We have come to a point where many are starting to accept the remarkable benefits that cannabis has to offer. In fact, there are more and more proponents of cannabis every day. As we continue to research and understand marijuana, the widespread understanding of weed’s purposes and uses will continue to grow. For instance, cannabis has been found to help with the treatment of cancer, seizures, arthritis, diabetes, and many more. Due to this, we are now beginning to look at the uses of medical cannabis within professional sports. How do marijuana and sports overlap, and are there any dangers we should be aware of?  

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