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Tue
09
Jul

Here’s what happens when you mix marijuana and beer

Mixing weed and beer is pretty common practice. The combination results in a very specific kind of high. Commonly called a crossfade high, those who have experienced it report feeling especially relaxed. This appears to be because alcohol increases the absorption of THC, ramping up the effects of the high, according to Drug Alcohol Dependence. 

Tue
09
Jul

Can cannabis treat anxiety? It's complicated

Many cannabis users and businesses are invested in the idea of cannabis as an anxiety treatment. The position invites skepticism: marijuana companies have a financial interest in promoting a maximalist view of the drug’s benefits, and in patients it can look like a rationalization for excessive use.

As with other health conditions, the available research is inconclusive and limited due to decades-old restrictions on medical marijuana research. To sort through some of the ambiguities surrounding cannabis and anxiety, I spoke to Jordan Tishler, a Boston-area doctor who has a cannabis-focused practice.

Tue
09
Jul

What you need to know about synthetic marijuana

Despite the name “synthetic marijuana,” these lab-made chemicals are not marijuana at all and carry high health risks.

In your effort to learn more about cannabis, you might have come across the term “synthetic marijuana.”

While synthetic marijuana is a laboratory-produced substance that is not meant for human consumption, it contains a chemical analog that binds to the same receptors as cannabinoids from organic marijuana to elicit a euphoric high.

Tue
09
Jul

Cooking with cannabis: Up close and personal with local canna chefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Deborah L. Costella

Tue
09
Jul

Is legal weed necessarily safe weed?

With legal cannabis access expanding in the United States, it’s safe to assume that the pot you buy is on the up and up, right?

In most cases, yes, but too many continue to fail tests and go misrepresented on the market. This can range from flower being moldy to mislabeled. In other cases, flower can be contaminated. In recent years, tests of products resulted in failures for a slew of products. This includes a 2018 occurrence when nearly a fifth of California’s cannabis products failed testing.

Mon
08
Jul

Hemp and CBD oil taking the world by storm for athletes and chronic pain sufferers

In this post, we’re going to go into depth in how hemp and CBD oil is starting to take the world by storm with almost the entire planet, even extreme sports enthusiasts, athletes, and chronic pain sufferers, and explain a little bit about why. Gone are the days of typical healing methods, and it’s been proven for years that marijuana has been popular when it comes to the cannibinoids helping to ease people’s pain, but not everybody wants all of the “highs” associated with it. That’s why CBD came into play, because science has discovered that all of the other ingredients in hemp can do the same thing.

There are No Documented Deaths on CBD oil or products

Mon
08
Jul

Study examines why people experience 'radically different' effects from cannabis

A new study shows how different regions of the brain produce “radically different” effects from cannabis use, which may explain why people have such varied reactions to the drug.

“Until now, it was unknown which specific regions of the brain were responsible for these highly divergent effects of marijuana,” said study lead and Western University professor Dr. Steven Laviolette in a release.​

Mon
08
Jul

Portable cannabis potency test launched

The world's first portable, instant cannabis potency testing solution has been developed by a U.S. company which specializes in testing of cannabis for its biochemical properties. The technology is based around a smartphone.

The new device comes from the biotechnology company Purpl Scientific (based in St. Louis, U.S.) Purpl PRO converts a smartphone into a cannabis potency testing system. The add-on is able to deliver a breakdown of the constituents of the cannabis within ten seconds. The focus here is with assessing levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

Mon
08
Jul

Is this marijuana stock worth the long haul investment?

Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC) is one of the leaders in the marijuana stock market over the past year. The size of the company, however, has not been able to counteract high volatility. Volatility with the company is not anything new by any means but it is something to watch out for.

Mon
08
Jul

Is CBN the next CBD? Meet cannabinol, the up-and-coming cannabinoid

Now that cannabis is rapidly becoming legal around the world, a closer look is being placed on its different components and how they could be of use.

While CBD (cannabidiol) is one cannabinoid that has been in the spotlight recently for its claimed therapeutic effects, another cannabinoid may soon topple it – CBN, or cannabinol.

We are still in the very early stages of learning about CBN (think of it as the first few seconds of a race), but there are signs it may have very useful applications, most notably for sleep.

Read on for an in-depth look at cannabinol — what it is, the science behind it, and how it could be of use.

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