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15 Ways Medical Cannabis Can Help You

Medical cannabis has some shocking benefits and the legalization of this restorative herb is slowly catching on with 29 states having legalized its use. Here are 15 different ways that medical cannabis is improving lives. #1 Relieve Anxiety One of the best-known benefits to medical cannabis is relieving anxiety. Cannabis is proven to cut down the symptoms of acute stress and anxiety. This is caused by the compound, cannabinoid, binding to our natural cannabinoid receptors and creating the "blissful" sensation associated with cannabis. #2 Relieve Chronic Pain Cannabis has been long used to provide some relief from chronic pain. Cannabis can be used with great effect with afflictions such as arthritis and MS for opiate-free pain management. #3 Inhibit Progression...

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Key Differences between CBD and THC

With more states legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, many people are asking questions about terms associated with marijuana. Two of those terms are CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), compounds that both derive from the cannabis plant. However, there are some major differences between the two, starting with the form of cannabis that they come from. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. Scientists have undertaken a large amount of research on CBD since its initial discovery in 1940, discovering many medical benefits. THC, identified in 1963, is extracted from marijuana and is the compound that induces a psychoactive high. Medical experts’ knowledge of THC is more limited. Thus, much more debate surrounds the use of THC than CBD. Importantly, both...

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Flying Domestically With Pot In The United States: A Web Of Confusing Laws

You've just landed for a conference in Dallas, Texas. You stand up; grab your carry-on in the overhead bin and your vape pen falls out. Uh oh, you've accidentally flown with marijuana from a state where recreational weed is legal. What are you going to do? You'll be shocked to learn that possession of any amount of marijuana vape oil is a felony in Texas. That's right; it's a career-ending felony charge in Texas for possession of a product that you can have delivered to your door in California. Rule number one: Always do your homework for the state you're visiting. But how did you get through security in the first place? TSA and Weed The Transportation Security Administration aims...

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Can Pot Go Bad?

Maybe you stumbled upon a stash of weed you had forgotten about. This is a common experience and often has people wondering if pot can expire. Unfortunately, weed can eventually go bad. If weed is not stored correctly, a number of things can happen to it. It can grow mold, it can become dry and brittle, and it can even lose some potency. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can prevent this from happening. Proper storage methods and techniques can make your stash last for years (if you can refrain from smoking it that long). To properly store pot, you will want to keep it in an airtight container. A glass or ceramic jar will work perfectly, but...

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How Does THC Work?

We understand that marijuana has an effect on the body. You would be hard pressed to find a person who does not agree that ingesting marijuana will get you high. However, many people do not know the complex chemical reactions that happen in the brain in order to produce this effect. THC, shorthand for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most powerful chemical in marijuana, and the one responsible for the familiar high. So how exactly does it work? Your brain contains groups of cannabinoid receptors, located in clusters in different areas. These receptors can affect memory, hand-eye and motor coordination, the ability to retain learned materials, and critical thinking skills. Chemicals called neurotransmitters facilitate communication between the neurons in your brain; when...

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