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What to Expect from Cannabis-Infused Edibles

Edibles come in so many different shapes, consistencies, flavors, and potencies. Nowadays, when you walk into a dispensary, you can choose from cannabis-infused chocolates, drinks, gummies, hard candies, freshly baked treats and many more different types of edibles. However, ingesting cannabis is much different than smoking it. Edibles are dosed based on the amount of Cannabinoids present in the product. Your metabolism, the altitude, when and what you last ate, as well as the quantity you consumed are all factors that affect how your body will respond to ingesting marijuana. If this is your first time trying edibles, try a […]

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Concentrates

There are three main types of concentrates, wax, shatter, and oil. Marijuana wax is made from a butane extraction and has the consistency of ear wax. BHO stands for butane hash oil. The butane is forced through the cannabis plant, extracting out all of the key oils. The oils are collected while the butane is evaporated, and you are left with BHO in a wax form. Wax is less stable than shatter but easier to mold and handle with its creamy consistency. Shatter is made similarly as wax. However, the difference is how it comes out of the blasting process […]

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Indica Vs Sativa Strains

There are three main types of flower you will come across in a dispensary; sativa strains, indica strains, and hybrid strains. There is still much debate on how to identify sativa versus indica strains. However, scientists can agree on the morphology of the plant. Sativa plants are taller than indica plants. They are loosely branched with long, narrow leaves as opposed to the densely branched and wide leaves on indica plants. Sativa plants can reach up to 20 feet and are best grown outdoors as opposed to indica plants which are better suited for growing indoors. Indica and sativa plants […]

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Obtaining Medical Marijuana

Getting your hands on medical marijuana in Colorado may be easier than what you believe. There are a number of medical reasons that could qualify you for this treatment options. The more information you have related to the facts the easier it will be to receive a legal prescription. In the state of Colorado individuals must have one of eight diagnoses in order to qualify. Some of these include cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, or even chronic pain. Even if you do not have any of these specific conditions you are not automatically out of options. All you have to do is […]

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Understanding Medical Marijuana

A number states have made medical marijuana legal and it continues to be at the forefront of news headlines. This could be related to the fact that many people do not fully understand the benefits of medical marijuana. Actually, there are a number of cultures that allow cannabis as an herbal treatment for several different conditions and illnesses. Having an understanding of what this can do for you, or your loved one, could decrease some of the negative concerns. We could start with the positive effects it has on cancer. There have been studies to show that it can decrease […]

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Marijuana Should be Legal Everywhere

People use Marijuana to help cope with various health conditions, such as nausea, lung cancer, brain cancer, HIV/AIDS and breast cancer. Marijuana has been used in several cultures as a safe herbal treatment for illnesses for many years. Now, in some states, it is legal to buy, sell, possess and consume Marijuana just like tobacco and alcohol. What are cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are chemicals belonging to the group of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is a mind altering ingredient that regulates body functions via cannabinoid receptors present in the human brain. Cannabinoid chemicals are extremely powerful and are used to regulate pleasure, body […]

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Is Medical Marijuana Safe?

In 1930 Marijuana was made illegal in United States but now it has returned to its rightful status and used as a legal herbal treatment for various ailments like headaches, gastrointestinal disorders, and insomnia to name a few. Many countries and states within USA have chosen to allow the usage of medical marijuana for those patients who find relief while using it. When compared to alcohol and tobacco, Marijuana is recreational drug used as safe and effective herbal treatment as it is officially recognized as a safe medication (if taken in moderate quantity). Marijuana consists of 300 different compounds, among […]

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Medical Marijuana and Seizures

The use of medical marijuana for children and adults with epilepsy has been a key focus of the community for the last couple of years. Several cases of children with Dravet Syndrome have improved through the use of CBDs, greatly reducing the frequency and severity of their seizures. The positive results that some people with epilepsy have been seeing from CBD-rich marijuana extracts are giving so many parents what they have been lacking for so long – hope. Most of the conventional “remedies” for epilepsy include things like mind numbing medications, brain surgeries, invasive implanted electrical devices, diets and others, […]

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Medical Marijuana and Glaucoma

Medicinal marijuana is promoted as a treatment for many diseases. Among them is the ocular disorder known as glaucoma. Basically a fluid pressure against the lenses of the eye, it can result in permanent damage to the optic nerves and permanent vision damage. Glaucoma refers to any number of eye ailments that share the common trait of degeneration of the optic nerve leading to vision loss and eventual blindness. At the onset of glaucoma, symptoms may not be apparent. The types of glaucoma that affect adults are primary open angle glaucoma and angle closure glaucoma. Children can also get glaucoma. […]

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MMJ as a Treatment for Anorexia

Anorexia is defined as an acute loss of appetite, often associated with psychological factors. Various stomach disorders, and reactions to narcotic medications can contribute to anorexia. Social pressures can also play a factor. The potential for relief of anorexia with the use of cannabis may depend upon psychological factors, but is well known that “stoners” get the horrendous and sometimes expensive “munchies” after consuming marijuana. The overwhelming evidence of hunger-inducing properties of cannabinoids, particularly the primary ingredient, delta-9 THC, in the physical condition of appetite loss known as cachexia is well established. Use of marijuana greatly stimulates the body’s metabolism […]

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