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The Dangers of Dosing: Why our Vegan, Organic Cannabis Edibles are the safest for Medical Marijuana Therapies.

Everyone has heard at least one horror story from some poor friend or group of friends who have quite literally bitten off more than they can chew and experienced the misery and fear associated with ingesting too high a dose of THC from a Marijuana Edible. We all laugh about the Police Officers in Toronto who ate a Cannabis Edible during a dispensary raid and had to call for help because they found themselves stuck in their cruiser hallucinating; or the Officer in Michigan who called 9-1-1 after using Cannabis he stole from the evidence locker to make brownies, “I think I am having an overdose and so is my wife. Time is going by really, really, really slow, and...

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Why Cannabis is the perfect choice for a Happy Valentine’s Day.

Even though Saint Valentine of Rome was beheaded by Emperor Claudius II on February 14, 270 A.D. for marrying Christians in secret, it wasn’t until the Late Middle Ages, with a little help from Geoffrey Chaucer, that the feast day of Saint Valentine became associated with the romance of courting. Today, unfortunately, thanks to years of aggressive capitalism, Valentino’s day is an overmarketed exercise in spending money rather than the intimate endeavor of experiencing quality time with the person you love as it was originally intended.  However, the addition of Medical Cannabis from Green Door West’s Vegan, Organic menu can fix that. It’s all in the Anandamide. From the Sanskrit word “Ananda” meaning “happiness”, Anandamide is an endocannabinoid neurotransmitter that...

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The Medical Difference Between Indica and Sativa Marijuana Strains

When you’re choosing between the seemingly endless amounts of marijuana strains, you’re probably choosing based on the common classification of sativa, indica, or hybrid strains. Both the sativa and indica species come from the same plant, but provide different medical benefits. Physical Differences Between Sativa and Indica Strains Not only do sativa and indica strains affect people differently, but they also look different. Sativa strains originated in countries close to the equator that had warm weather. Indica plants, however, originated in central Asia in countries with colder climates. Because of these differences in origin, these strains vary in size, leaf shape, and flowering periods. Sativa plants can grow up to 20 feet high when grown outdoors, producing long and thin...

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The Mental Health Benefits of Marijuana

Despite the myth that marijuana use will make you unmotivated and less focused, marijuana users have found that there are many mental health benefits to their practice. For one, many studies have shown the effectiveness of marijuana on improving mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other stress-related symptoms. Marijuana Is a Natural Mood-Enhancer Marijuana can be an effective and immediate way to relieve stress, even during panic attacks. When smoked or ingested, marijuana increases the levels of anandamide and dopamine in your brain. Your dopamine levels are affected by your diet, exercise, sleep, and other enjoyable activities. If you take small doses of marijuana, you can improve your anxiety levels, but at higher doses, you can...

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Can cannabis help relieve eczema?

The skin is one of our largest organs and is capable of absorbing medicine, as well as expelling waste. It makes sense to apply a medicine directly to the site of need. The medicine gets absorbed in the area that is most desirable and will have less of chance to reach areas that are undesirable. Applying a cannabis preparation to the skin does not usually affect brain receptors, and thus has little effect on cognition or memory. It does not produce the “high” effect that has caused so much debate about marijuana as an intoxicant. Skin disorders, in particular, do well with topical cannabis. Eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, pruritus (itching) and even skin infections have been reported to improve with...

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