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Hemp: Today and Yesterday

Along the course of recent U.S. history, hemp has been plagued with a bad name, but its reputation and the stigma surrounding it have been more closely related to misnomers, economic and political events than its chemical composition or effects on the human body. Hemp has been lumped in with and essentially defined as marijuana for many decades. For the sake of this article, we will set aside any arguments relating to marijuana itself – whether merited or not – as hemp is an entirely separate matter. So, what is hemp? The common names hemp and marijuana – or less commonly, “marihuana “- have been applied loosely to [the Cannabis sativa plant species] [1], although historically hemp has been used primarily for the fiber cultigen and its fiber preparations, and marijuana for the ...

Why Is CBD Illegal If It’s Non-Intoxicating?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been getting a lot of press lately for being safe, non-intoxicating and helpful for treating a variety of medical issues. So why is it illegal and classified as a “Schedule 1” drug? Experts say the answer is simple: marijuana prohibition continues to create huge barriers to researching and producing this valuable cannabinoid. What is CBD and How Did It Become Illegal? CBD is one of the most plentiful cannabinoids in marijuana, second only to THC — the main, active ingredient in cannabis. Like THC, CBD has a wide range of medical benefits, helping with issues like epilepsy, depression, anxiety, pain, inflammation and addiction. Unlike THC, CBD has no intoxicating effects. CBD doesn’t get users ‘high’. As CBD’s popularity has grown, so has the CBD market. Everyone from ...

5 Ways Marijuana Can Improve An Active Lifestyle

Feel like taking your physical activities to the next level? Use some weed next time you work out. Before, after, during — they all have their places. Cannabis being the enhancement plant that it is, it’s no wonder that keeping active and using marijuana go hand in hand. For many, pot is part of a well rounded lifestyle that includes nutrition, fitness and a balanced work life. To begin with, no matter how often you work out or eat healthily, an essential ingredient for good health is good rest. Cannabis, especially an indica or indica heavy hybrid, puts us in a state where we can more easily drift off to dreamland. Whether power napping before that crunches class or getting a full night’s sleep before tackling a tough day, marijuana helps. Many yoga studios and private teachers in legaliz...

9 Life-Improving Ways to use CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is all the rage in alternative treatment, and tons of people are using CBD products as an alternative to prescription medications and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. But what is CBD? CBD is a natural cannabinoid compound found in the hemp plant, although, unlike other cannabinoids, CBD is non-intoxicating. That means, it doesn’t produce a “high” or impair motor functions. It does, however, have many medical benefits by interacting with the body’s own, natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). What are some of the benefits of CBD oils? Check out nine of the most popular ways people are replacing harmful prescription drugs with cannabidiol. 1. CBD For Anxiety and Depression Anxiety and depression are some of the most common disorders affecting North Americans. Millions of people ...

BREAKING NEWS: New Health Benefits of Cannabis

New Health Benefits of Cannabis   For a long time, it wasn’t easy to study cannabis and what it does for health. Recently, now that we can observe how cannabis impacts patients, we have learned a lot more. Here are a few recent findings about the miracles of cannabis.   Cannabis Use Probably Doesn’t Increase the Risk of Lung Cancer According to Business Insider, cannabis can have harmful effects on the lungs if smoked, and it is better to vape or ingest. However, it is probably not linked with lung cancer risks, the way cigarette smoking is.   Cannabis Helps Relieve Pain This one may be old news, especially to those who have been medicating with cannabis forever. But now that we are doing more studies and tests, according to Business Insider, it is clear that cannabis really...

Cannabis and Mental Health

Cannabis and Mental Health   Often, we spend tons of time tending to our physical health, dieting, grooming and exercising. But with hectic schedules that balance work and social lives with self-care, it can be easy to neglect mental health. Here are a few ways to make sure you are tending to that aspect of self-care as well.   Depression If you notice you are feeling depressed for longer periods of time, and for no reason at all, you may be suffering from depression. If you are over or under-eating or having issues with too much or too little sleep, this may especially be the case. See a doctor if you are suffering, and talk to them about trying medication or seeking permanent therapy. Leafly suggests that mild cannabis use can also help some with their depression symptoms. Make...

Rhode Island Voters Will Get to Tell Lawmakers their Opinion on Legalization

Rhode Island Voters Will Get to Tell Lawmakers their Opinion on Legalization     Voters in Rhode Island may just get the opportunity to tell lawmakers their opinion on legalization in the next election. A new bill filed in the state’s House of Representative earlier in March would put a non-binding ballot measure on the ballot asking voters whether they support legalization of cannabis or not. Filed by Representative Scott Slater (D), the referendum would be meant only to poll the states voters and see what their thoughts on the subject are. However, if a landslide majority were to answer “yes” to this ballot question then lawmakers would have little choice at that point other than to take a serious look at legalizing cannabis in 2019. While many states are able to petition for b...

80 Percent of CBD Users Claim it to be Extremely Effective

80 Percent of CBD Users Claim it to be Extremely Effective   As the scientific data finally starts catching up to patients anecdotal stories it begins to prove that cannabidiol, or CBD, is beneficial for those suffering from a number of medical ailments. A survey conducted as a collaborative effort from HelloMD and Brightfield Group researched 2,400 of HelloMD’s 150,000 members to get their opinions on whether CBD is an effective alternative to other medications – and the results they got were surprising to some, while not so much to those who already reap the benefits of CBD. According to their research, 80 percent of CBD consumers found that the products they used were “very or extremely effective” with fewer than 3 percent finding the products to be “slightly effective or ineffectu...

CBD Loving Seniors Say Jeff Sessions is ‘Behind the Times’

CBD Loving Seniors Say Jeff Sessions is ‘Behind the Times’   Since the beginning of the year there has been some uncertainty throughout the nation as to what is going to happen between the state and federal governments when it comes to medical marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was appointed as a part of the Trump Administration and has been a very vocal cannabis prohibitionist since before being confirmed as Attorney General, finally made his first move towards attempting to reverse the progress made by individual states with the rescinding of the Cole Memo back in January. Needless to say, not many people were happy with this move – with activists, advocates, industry workers and entrepreneurs, and even congressman calling him out on his biggest mistake so far. By rescin...

The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Date Night-In For Stoners

While some are out drinking away their St. Patrick’s Day some of us prefer a quieter night, with sticky green buds instead of green beers. For those of you who are still trying to figure out how to spend St. Patty’s Day with your significant other when you’d rather stay in, we’ve got you covered! Here’s everything you need to enjoy a THC infused meal with a movie and the perfect strain to toke on as you celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day! First of all, you’re going to need a strain fitting of the day itself – and what better than Lucky Charms? This hybrid of The White and Appalachia offers a perfect split between indica and sativa properties. It’s a strain that won’t put you into couchlock but will certainly relax you and contribute to a mellow evening full of laughs! When it comes to creati...

Pennsylvania Dispensaries Run Dry Less Than 2 Weeks After Opening

Pennsylvania Dispensaries Run Dry Less Than 2 Weeks After Opening   One of the biggest problems that has been seen time and time again post-legalization of cannabis is dispensaries running out of product within weeks of opening. For both medical marijuana patients and adult consumers alike, this issue has cropped up time and time again as states scramble to try and ensure enough supply to meet the initial demand. Unfortunately for patients in Pennsylvania, if they did not acquire a supply of their medicine right away, it may not be available to them to purchase anymore. Within the first few weeks of being open for business the six dispensaries across the state of Pennsylvania have been surprised to find themselves running short of product. Some, like TerraVida Holistic Center, reporte...

20 Amazing Gadgets & Accessories For Cannabis Smokers

20 AMAZING GADGETS AND ACCESSORIES FOR MARIJUANA SMOKERS Let’s face it-Marijuana culture is present everywhere, and it is amazing. Here are some accessories and gadgets for marijuana smokers, and as you know, every smoker likes accessories related to marijuana. Some of these gadgets are useful, others are funny, but everyone will find something for themselves. Clock 420 Who needs a clock for which every hour is 4:20? Probably so that you do not wonder if this is the right time for joint inflammation. Twisted Rolling Papers This is useful only for amateurs, because the real Blunt Master turns joints in 30 seconds. Hidden Pipe One of the necessaries for survival escapades. The papers can always end, and the police should not understand what’s going on. Trim Station If you’re fresh after harv...

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