The Science Of Cannabis
Although marijuana users have been stereotypically labeled lazy, unmotivated, and lacking any kind of productivity, the diversity of products in the legal cannabis industry have unveiled a plethora of unexpected benefits. While indica strains can certainly deliver a “stoned” effect creating relaxation, sedation, and pain relief, some sativa and sativa-hybrid strains can do just the opposite increasing alertness, creativity, and even boosting productivity. What’s in a strain name? Just as you..
While the entire country is fixated on the healthcare debate happening in Washington, the cannabis industry is sitting in the backrow yelling “Pick me! Pick me!” While the main topic of conversation in legal cannabis always seems to revolve around tax revenue, the economic impact of cannabis in the healthcare sector is frequently overlooked and underreported. Cannabis is a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, analgesic, sedative, anxiolytic and more. Cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD along with many others, work together to rel..
For most cannabis smokers, their pipes and bongs are not only an important piece of equipment, they are cherished like artwork in some cases. Smokers value their pipes, some even become collectors spending thousands on individual pieces. Pipes and bongs come in many different shapes, sizes, styles, and materials. Smoking devices can be made from any number of materials including glass, plastic, ceramic, metals, and even wood, with each material having certain benefits and detriments. Walk into any glass shop or head shop and the selection can be overwhelming. Design..
Alzheimer’s Promising Future in Cannabis Although Alzheimer’s is not a new disease, an increasing prevalence of the disease coupled with the increasing population of aging Americans raises a significant concern. Already the Alzheimer’s Association estimates ten percent of Americans age 65 and older suffer from the disease.1 As of 2017, every 66 seconds someone in the US is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the at-risk population is growing rapidly. With 5.5 million American’s already diagnosed, it is estimated by 2050, the population of American’s..
In 1974, a group of scientists published an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, showing a combination of cannabinoids, particularly THC and CBN were effective in reducing the size of cancer tumors when used together. In addition, this cannabinoid supplementation, when used against leukemia, appeared to work better than the traditional antibiotic treatments. Unfortunately, in the era of “reefer madness,” rather than researching the potential of cannabis further, the United States declared war on it. Ju..
Defining Drugged Driving Imagine this fictional scenario… You’re driving into work at 7:00 in the morning. You’re a little drowsy, you had a late night, and you took your prescribed Ambien an hour later than normal. As you’re changing the radio station, looking for something a little more upbeat to fight off the morning grogginess, you absent-mindedly drift onto the shoulder briefly. Suddenly, you see the lights flash in your rearview mirror; you’re being pulled over. You quickly come to a stop thinking to yourself, “Was I speeding?” However, after the o..
Big Pharma vs. Cannabis – a war of life and death Although cannabis legalization is trudging forward, it has been an uphill battle from the beginning and the climb is getting tougher as we go. Despite the fact that the majority of American’s believe that cannabis should be legalized, some industries, like the pharmaceutical industry, are starting to see legal cannabis as a threat and continue to campaign against advancing the legal cannabis market. In fact, the pharmaceutical industry contributed over $25 million to politicians during the 2016 campaign alon..
When did weed become so complex? Ask any tourist about their first trip to a dispensary and they’ll likely tell you how overwhelmed they were by the variety of marijuana strains on display. In states without legal cannabis, consumers are at the mercy of their dealer, and most times have no idea what they are buying. So, walking into a retail establishment and choosing between dozens of strains can be a daunting task for many who are new to the wonders of the legal industry. Understanding the Cannabis Spectrum To truly understand th..
Terpenes – the other healer One of the biggest benefits to the legalization and regulation of cannabis is testing. Rigorous lab testing in the legal industry helps ensure the cannabis being sold is clean and free from dangerous chemicals and pesticides, insect and rodent filth, as well as, bacteria and molds. In addition, strains are tested for THC potency and alternate cannabinoid content. Through all of this research and testing, scientists and consumers alike, are starting to learn that there is more to the medicinal benefits of cannabis than just the ca..
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