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Fri
21
Jan

4 things to know about Delta-8-THC, the new cannabis drug

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New studies: Survey of user experience and warnings of unregulated contaminants.

The sudden appearance of delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC, or delta-8) and its quick rise in popularity is a classic tale of unintended consequences and loopholes that enterprising entrepreneurs rush through.

 

Fri
21
Jan

Recreational cannabis companies use marketing that appeals to adolescents

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Regulations do still seem to have an impact on the sharing of restricted content, however

Many recreational cannabis companies market their products in a way that appeals to children and teens, despite state-based regulations prohibiting it, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. This marketing is easily viewed by people of all ages on social media platforms.

“I had expected that cannabis companies were unlikely to fully adhere to existing guidelines,” says lead author Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd., MPH, division chief of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Fri
21
Jan

Do you know the difference between cannabis strains, phenotypes, and cultivars?

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Once you’re armed with this information, you’ll be ready to start experimenting with growing your own cannabis or perhaps trying a new cannabis cultivar.

When shopping for cannabis strains, you will notice that there are many other terms that are used to describe them. These include phenotypes, chemotypes, genotypes, and cultivars. These are also important terms to know if you want to grow your own cannabis.

Here’s a guide for everything you need to know about the many names used to describe cannabis varieties.

Thu
20
Jan

CBD for sleep: CBN competes with Ambien and Melatonin

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The hemp industry has been unloading products containing new alternative cannabinoids targeting specific moods and providing more benefits. One of the cannabinoids increasing in popularity is called CBN (Cannabinol), also known as the CBD for sleep.

CBN is a cannabinoid found in, and derived from, the hemp plant. Although close in chemical structure to CBD, the compounds produce very different results. CBN is specifically for getting to sleep, staying asleep and for anti-anxiety.

 

What is CBN?

Cannabinol, the scientific name for CBN, has been the newest upcoming cannabinoid and consumers have been flocking to it due to its sleep and relaxing properties.

Thu
20
Jan

Vegan CBD: What you need to know about this new niche

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Reputable vegan CBD product manufacturers tend to use better quality ingredients overall compared to the artificial ingredients found in most cheap CBD items.

The rise of veganism is widely spreading all around the world. Surveys suggest in 2020 alone, there was an increase of 40%, though it’s hard to pinpoint the exact number.

It’s not just a fad; veganism is more than a plant-based diet as more and more people see the value in completely eliminating all forms of animal products from their lifestyle. Whether it’s for environmental reasons, health, or for the animals, there’s no doubt that there are certain benefits to going vegan.

Thu
20
Jan

Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says

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Remember those classic stoner dudes -- Cheech and Chong, anyone? -- spending their days in a weed-drenched room (or car), capable of little besides finding that next great high?

Thu
20
Jan

First time smoking pot? These are the things you need

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Everything you need to get high fun and safely.

With all but a few dozen decidedly nerdy states embracing legal cannabis, it looks as though we’re heading into a cultural renaissance with a big old dank nug at the helm. 

As the stigma trailing weed continues to dissipate, a whole new generation of cannabis consumers is getting ready to acquaint themselves with a drug most grew up being told was pure evil by groups like D.A.R.E., the U.S. government, and those meddling kids from Bayside High. For the budding stoners, medical cardholders, and recreational users alike, this gear should help you master this misunderstood drug called cannabis. 

Thu
20
Jan

Lessons the recreational cannabis industry can learn from big tobacco

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In order for the cannabis industry to consistently achieve and maintain a high sales volume, it needs to be more nimble and prepared for changes than the tobacco industry was.

Given the rapid rate the recreational cannabis space has grown at, it’s only natural to wonder what, if anything, could slow that growth down. In order to find out what some potential roadblocks could be for recreational marijuana, look no further than big tobacco.

Even though it isn’t legalized nationally yet, it’s easy to note numerous similarities between recreational cannabis companies and businesses in the tobacco industry. As the legal cannabis industry continues to grow, it’s imperative that they don’t repeat the same mistakes as the tobacco did in the early 20th century.

Wed
19
Jan

Young people who use cannabis report having better orgasms

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Study of 18- to 30-year-olds shows weed and alcohol make for improved sex lives.

Spanish researchers exploring how cannabis and alcohol use influences sexuality found that young people partaking in both seem to be more than happy with their sex lives.

“Sexual function in young people who use cannabis and alcohol more frequently was shown to be better than in those who do not use either,” notes the study published online in the most recent edition of Healthcare.

Wed
19
Jan

What is Hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) and is it legal?

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Due to rising confusion about its legality, HHC is being sold across the U.S. Here’s what you should know about this synthetic cannabinoid.

The newest cannabinoid and, I must say, “another worthy addition” swaying the market right, left, front, and back is hexahydrocannabinol (HHC). Rising to prominence after regulations banned the sales and use of delta-8, this compound has been referred to as an intriguing analog of THC. Whether or not to agree with this description cannot be decided now, as there are several misconceptions about HHC cannabinoids.

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