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Study: History of marijuana use associated with lower risk of liver disease

Subjects with a history of cannabis use are less likely than abstainers to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to longitudinal data published in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry.

A team of Spanish investigators assessed the relationship between cannabis use and liver steatosis over a three-year period. They determined that those subjects “who reported continuing cannabis use were at lower risk for developing NAFLD.”

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15
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Are CBD Inhalers the next big thing to help you breathe easy?

It may be that CBD inhalers—ones that offer a precise dose of medication directly into the lungs for relief of symptoms like pain and perhaps, one day, asthma—are the next big thing in medical cannabis.

There have been promising studies on the effectiveness of using cannabinoids in an inhaler-type device, providing accurate dosing directly to the CB1 receptors.

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12
Jul

Could this stock make you a marijuana millionaire?

Many pot stocks have grown exponentially over the years, but the good news is that for investors looking to score a good return, there are still options out there. The challenge, however, is knowing which one to pick, especially amid so much competition out there. A stock like Canopy Growth isn’t likely to have much more potential to rise given the fact that it’s already at a pretty expensive stock.

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12
Jul

How to avoid pesticides when consuming cannabis

Despite its hippie associations and "all-natural" branding, the cannabis industry has been using pesticides for decades. Legal cannabis was supposed to bring pesticides to safe levels but that doesn't necessarily mean consumers will be safe from the negative effects of pesticides — especially since state inspection programs aren't fool-proof, and there is little research on how inhaling pesticides, clinging onto marijuana bud, affect your health, writes Christine Giraud.

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12
Jul

Marijuana makes you paranoid? Study suggests your genes are to blame

Weed makes me paranoid. I ate an edible once and became super panicky and I never want to use cannabis again. Marijuana’s supposed to calm you down, but it always makes me feel the opposite.

You’ve probably heard such remarks ⁠— or said them yourself ⁠— in recent years as cannabis inches closer to becoming a mainstream recreational activity. While we’ve leapt forward considerably in our understanding of how cannabinoids interact with out endocannabinoid system and how cannabis can positively impact various medical symptoms, we haven’t yet cracked why marijuana makes some people chillax and others not so much.

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12
Jul

The connection between cannabis and fertility

While cannabis has been shown to help enhance one’s sex life, the question remains about the efficacy of cannabis for those trying to conceive. A newly released study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal highlighted four key findings about the impact of cannabis use on fertility. 

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12
Jul

Two cannabis stocks to keep in mind this week

Marijuana stocks have remained in the spotlight for over a year at this point. In that time, laws have changed drastically helping to shift the overall industry. In addition, much of the public has become comfortable with the idea of marijuana being legalized. Due to this and other factors, cannabis has become commonplace. Because of all the shifts, marijuana stocks have seen a massive bullish trend in the past year or so.

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12
Jul

Move over kale and spinach, cannabis is the new superfood

When most people think of “eating cannabis” their minds probably go straight edibles, but have you ever considered eating it raw? By definition, raw means unprocessed and in its natural state, so a beautifully cured nug out of your stash won’t do the trick.

From a nutritional standpoint, raw cannabis one of the healthiest foods you could possibly eat. It’s leafy green produce that’s chock-full of antioxidants, protein, fiber, and a great combination of vitamins and minerals. It can be blended up into a smoothie with other fruits and veggies, pressed into a raw juice or boiled with spices like tea, or even eaten in a salad.

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12
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These are the skills that will get you a job in the cannabis industry

People at every level eager to build exciting careers – including top executives feeling trapped in low or no-growth industries – should take a serious look at the cannabis industry.

Let’s start with the numbers. The U.S. legal cannabis market was valued at $11.9 billion in 2018; globally the market is expected to be worth $66.3 billion by the end of 2025.

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11
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Marijuana's "big four" stocks will likely lose money in 2020

The cannabis industry is likely to be a major moneymaker in the years to come. A new report from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics estimates that worldwide licensed-store sales -- which excludes cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical sales and cannabinoid sales in general retail stores, such as supermarkets -- could hit more than $40 billion by 2024, up from less than $11 billion in 2018.

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