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Effects of the FDA Recognizing Synthetic Marijuana

January 23, 2018
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Recently, the FDA received approval by the DEA to recognize a synthetic version of the active ingredient in marijuana as a Schedule II drug. The ability to help push synthetic marijuana while denying access to the natural plant has many people wondering: “Why create what is already available?” That's a good question. “What will happen to marijuana freedom if this gains popularity?” would be a better one. The answer may not be what a cannabis supporter wants to hear. 

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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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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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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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Cannabis Strains for Weight Loss

January 8, 2018
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It's finally 2018, which makes for an ideal time to set goals, make improvements, and grow as much as possible. Some individuals choose to set physical goals like losing weight or toning their figure, whereas others choose to set goals and put a plan in place to improve their mental health. Regardless of the specific goals you have in mind for 2018, if you're looking to lose weight yourself or if you know someone who's striving for some degree of weight loss, then read on to find out how certain marijuana strains can help. 

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Anatomy of the Marijuana Flower and Plant

December 31, 2017
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When you think of marijuana, what image comes to mind? Perhaps you envision the iconic marijuana leaf that nearly everyone has seen before. Or, perhaps you envision the full marijuana plant that's grown in a field or within a grow room. Or you might envision something entirely different; the plant is viewed differently by each individual. Regardless, the marijuana plant is more intricate than one may think, especially because of its many parts, which all play a significant role. Read on to learn more about marijuana and the complex anatomy of this plant. 

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Generational Trends in Marijuana Use

December 21, 2017
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It's impossible to ignore that marijuana use is becoming more and more acceptable. The latest Gallup poll revealed an unprecedented record high in the percentage of adults who approve of marijuana. A full 64% of the respondents said that marijuana use should be made legal. Another study released this year by Yahoo News and Marist revealed that 52% of adults 18 and over have tried marijuana. And of those that have tried it, 44% are current users.  

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Getting the Facts Straight: THCa vs. THC

December 13, 2017
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As marijuana use in the US continues to be seen as less socially and legally taboo, both medical and recreational marijuana markets are being adjusted to further protect public health. Laboratory testing is increasingly becoming a requirement for marijuana or marijuana-infused product manufacturers, leading consumers into a retail environment where the potency of various plant compounds, known as cannabinoids, are represented in percentages. THCa and THC are the two cannabinoids most directly linked to the “high” users receive after smoking or otherwise heating raw or dried marijuana, but what is the difference?  

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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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