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13 Must-Know Facts for Cannabis Beginners

People will wonder. People will ask questions about cannabis, especially if they have never used it before. People will try cannabis-derived products when they know the facts. So, here are 12 things about cannabis you must know: 1.  What’s this stuff called “cannabis?” Hemp, cannabis, and marijuana are not quite the same. Hemp is a cannabis raised for its fiber, an agricultural crop dating back to 8,000 B.C.E. It has been incorporated into the manufacture of health foods, textiles, paper, rope, beauty products, and nutraceuticals. “Marijuana” and “cannabis” are used interchangeably, but cannabis usually refers to the plant and genus Cannabaceae while marijuana identifies the cannabis-derived product that is smoked or consumed. 2.  How many types of cannabis are there? Most discussion focus...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Canadian Police Retract Claim that Cannabis Causes Breast Growth

Canadian Police Retract Claim that Cannabis Causes Breast Growth   Canadian police officers turned some heads with the claim that “doobies make boobies,” alluding to the idea that men can grow breasts if they use cannabis. However, there is no scientific basis to back this, and the officers have since apologized.   According to High Times, the York Regional Police Service gave this information to teens at a Catholic school in Aurora, Canada. They dropped the rhyme about boobies to their captive audience, claiming that herb has adverse health effects.   Last week, the York police force took to Twitter and made a public apology, admitting that there is no reason to believe that you grow breasts just from using cannabis.   Medical experts jumped on this claim, refuting it ...

BREAKING NEWS: Virginia Hospital Denies Dying 13-Year-Old Treatment Over CBD Use

Virginia Hospital Denies Dying 13-Year-Old Treatment Over CBD Use By: Julia Granowicz Twitter: All Things Cannabis (@allthingscanna) | Twitter or @allthingscanna Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allthingscanna     What would you do if you were faced with choosing between one life-saving treatment and another? That is the decision being forced Kathy Hartman, mother of Kaden Hartman, a 13-year-old boy with an extremely rare disease called Neimann-Pick disease type C (NPC). Also known as children’s Alzheimer’s disease, this condition causes physical and mental deterioration, with symptoms including seizures, loss of mobility and problems communicating, among other things. Most children diagnosed with NPC don’t live past the age of 20, and Kaden was diagnosed at the age of 5. Since...

From Skin Health To Mental Health, 5 Ways CBD Can Help

The cannabinoid Cannabidiol (CBD) has become such a staple in health-based communities that there are those out there that aren’t aware that CBD comes from the cannabis plant. That’s because unlike the uber famous cannabinoid THC, which accounts for much of the psychoactive effects of marijuana, CBD doesn’t alter your mind per se. It quells anxiety, offers pain relief and greatly aids in the treatment of seizure disorder, but it doesn’t get one “high.”   Here are the biggest benefits to adding CBD to your daily routine now: CBD interacts with neurotransmitters that are associated with pain and thus eases aches and even chronic pain. The neurotransmitters bind with what’s called our endocannabinoid system, the very system that not only is in place throughout our brains and bodies, but ...

Grandmother Throws Out “All Her Pills” and Says Cannabis Is The Key

Ever sat and wondered what the secret to a long and healthy life is? Well, wonder no more, because one grandmother reckons that she has the answer… cannabis. Yes, Carol Francey, 70, said she has been smoking weed for five decades and ‘feels as fit as a fiddle’. In fact, she loves the plant so much, she made the decision to throw away all of her medication, and grow cannabis in her garden instead. Carol, who openly allowed her son to smoke the drug as a teenager, is an active member of the group Grannies Green which campaigned for marijuana legalization in Canada. She claims the turning point in her life was when her son Jovian, then 17, was caught smoking weed at school. She then decided to actively campaign for a change in the law to make cannabis use legal – which will take place in July...

How CBD Can Help Protect Aging Skin

How CBD Can Help Protect Aging Skin   When it comes to aging one of the most obvious physical signs of getting older is wrinkles in the skin. Winkles are certainly a clear sign of aging, whether they are on your forehead, the corners of your eyes, or as we continue to age in our hands and other joints – and well, you get the idea. With the growing number of anti-aging products on the market it is hard to know what the right course of treatment is when it comes to reducing the lines of age. However, a more natural alternative has cropped up in the last couple of years that may have immense potential in reducing and even reversing age lines. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the active cannabinoids in cannabis – and science suggests that CBD based skin creams may be a safe alternative to o...

Seniors Are Spending Almost Half Their Social Security on Healthcare Expenses

Seniors Are Spending Almost Half Their Social Security on Healthcare Expenses   No matter what your age, health care is always going to be one of the biggest expenses you can face – but as we age the amount that we spend on health care each year and even each month will grow exponentially. Considering most seniors are retired and live off of retirement savings and social security, the rising cost of healthcare is extremely concerning. “We were fairly stunned by the numbers,” said Tricia Neuman, senior vice president and director of the Program on Medicare Policy at the foundation. According to a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, out-of-pocket health care costs for Medicare beneficiaries are likely to continue to grow, taking up half or more of the average Social Security i...