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Cannabis Allergies: Real or Myth?

November 17, 2017
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Many years ago, I discovered that I was predisposed to allergies. In my case, it was to my boss, my job and paying bills; I would imagine that quite a number of us are similarly afflicted. However, it may come as a surprise to find out that the scientific community has begun to research specific allergies to cannabis.  

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Can Marijuana Kill You? Spoiler: NO!

November 10, 2017
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The U.S. federal government continues to insist that marijuana is an unsafe, unhealthy, and dangerous illegal drug with zero medical worth with a high propensity for abuse. They still perpetuate this lie, despite the majority of states either considering or having already overturned its prohibition. The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration) lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug right along with heroin, cocaine, meth, LSD, and a host of other opiates, hallucinogens, and stimulants.  

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What Is Marijuana Psychosis?

November 3, 2017

Reefer Madness Movie PosterMarijuana is a substance that has been widely condemned for over a century. Though it's been cultivated and used by cultures worldwide since the beginning of recorded history, cannabis is still misunderstood by the general public. A great example of this misunderstanding is the term "marijuana psychosis," a misleading title for a rare phenomenon. Let’s take a look at where this term comes from, and what it really means. 

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Limonene and the Power of Terpenes

October 31, 2017
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Within the cannabis plant, not only are there cannabinoids that contain powerful medical and therapeutic effects, but there are also terpenes, which contain a variety of positive health benefits as well. So far, there are 20,000 different terpenes that are found in nature, and people have been using them for different purposes for many years, according to Herb.co. One very common terpene is called “limonene,” and it has been used as a medicine for centuries.  

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CBN and Its Medical Benefits

October 16, 2017
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As most people may already know, cannabis is a very intricate plant that contains a variety of natural cannabinoids that deliver powerful medical benefits and properties. The main chemicals that have already been discovered and widely used include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). However, there are many more chemical compounds within the cannabis plant called cannabinoids, and CBN is one of them. CBN is otherwise referred to as cannabinol, and it's categorized as an active component within the cannabis plant that delivers both medical and therapeutic effects to users. Read on to find out more about CBN and how it can help you. 

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Decarboxylation of Weed: What It Means and How to Do It

September 8, 2017

Eating MarijuanaHave you ever wondered why marijuana is commonly smoked or cooked into foods? Have you ever been curious why edibles get you high but eating raw marijuana will not? If so, it would seem the most forward conclusion one could make would be that heat and temperature conditions must have something to do with this phenomenon. And you'd be 100% right! Using heat exposes the cannabinoids in your weed to decarboxylation, a process of changing the chemical structure to be available to the body through the bloodstream.  

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All You Need to Know About The Half Life of Marijuana

September 5, 2017

Marijuana Half LifeEver wondered why all the world's most well known and tolerated drugs only produce their effects for so long? One of the ways scientists measure this phenomenon is with the tool known as a biological half life, and marijuana has one. Well, marijuana has several, with each cannabinoid available in the plant expressing an individual half life, each a bit different from the next. 

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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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CBD Vape Oil: Uses for It & How It Can Help You

September 2, 2017
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As a result of the consistently growing cannabis market, various forms of the plant have surfaced, which provide people with multiple therapeutic and medicinal properties and benefits, especially cannabidiol, or CBD for short. First things first, what is cannabidiol, how does it affect the human body, and how can you consume it?

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Can Marijuana Solve the Opioid Epidemic?

September 1, 2017
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From 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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