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Which Country Smokes The Most Pot?

The country that smokes the most pot actually looks like its smoking. You head south out of the capital city to drive through a moonscape of smoking volcanic rocks. Neon blue pools of smoking water entice cold travelers for a soak under the northern lights. And thousands of waterfalls pour out of the central highlands which are covered in centuries-old glaciers. Iceland smokes the most pot in the world per capita according to a 2017 study. And it's easy to light up in the "Land of Fire and Ice" with lava pouring out of the thermal vents that are literally ripping the island in half. Marijuana, the Northern Lights, Puffins, Waterfalls and Glaciers Marijuana is not legal in Iceland except...

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Does Pot Make You Happier?

As marijuana use moves closer and closer to country-wide legalization, there has been much talk as to whether or not the plant is actually beneficial to the consumer. Cannabis users claim that the benefits are endless, while those in opposition will argue that it is nothing more than a harmful "gateway drug". While we can base opinions on whatever belief systems we possess, the truth is, there is actually scientific evidence to support the fact that smoking pot can actually enhance your overall experience. Aside from marijuana being prescribed for issues like chronic pain and glaucoma, it also proves to be an efficient tool to improve one's state of mind. I am sure you have heard that marijuana serves as...

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Why We Get the Munchies After Smoking Weed

Marijuana is a complex plant, containing over 500 different compounds. The most well-known chemicals are CBD, or cannabidiol, and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC is the active ingredient responsible for the high that cannabis users experience. THC is also the compound that gives us the munchies. When an individual ingests cannabis, THC flows into all centers of the brain. One of these centers is called the endocannabinoid center, which is responsible for food intake regulation. According to an article in Vice, neurons in this center, called POMCs, are highly stimulated. Neurologists believe that POMC's function is to make us feel satiated after eating. Yet when stimulated by THC, tests have shown that the normal functioning of POMC's actually flips, which create...

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What Are Edibles and How Do They Work?

As more and more people take an interest in marijuana, edibles have started to gain a lot of popularity. Edible forms of marijuana allow people to get all the benefits of marijuana without having to smoke or vaporize the plant. Here's what you need to know about edibles. Do Edibles Work? Edibles are essentially foods infused with cannabis. Instead of requiring heat to activate them, you can just consume them orally. The infusion process works because the cannabinoids in marijuana are oil and alcohol soluble. Depending on the product, the edible may contain psychoactive THC or non-psychoactive CBD. How Are Edibles Made? There are a few different methods available for creating edibles. Many recipes for baked goods use canna-butter or...

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Growing Trends Since Prop 64

A Rubik's cube may be less complicated than the legal regulations that has been established in California following the passage of proposition 64 that legalized the recreational use of marijuana for individuals who are twenty-one years of age or older. It has established a framework for how marijuana may be sold to the public, but it has also meant that those who wish to sell to the public have to jump through a lot of legal hoops in order to do so. They must be prepared to work within the framework that has been laid out by the state if they want to participate in the trade at all. One might have easily assumed that new laws legalizing marijuana for...

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