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How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect Insomnia

Many people find it challenging to fall asleep or stay asleep, dealing with the nuisance of insomnia everyday. Thankfully, medical cannabis is widely regarded as a wonderful treatment for insomnia, as it provides the much-needed relief. So how does consumption of medical cannabis affect insomnia? Falling Asleep Is Easier  Consumption of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), aka one of the main chemicals in cannabis, is linked to falling asleep easily. This topic was the subject of a 1973 study, as well as a 2013 study that confirmed earlier findings. Deeper Sleep Topical Medical cannabis is linked to deeper sleep, as THC is believed to increase the brain’s amount of slow-wave sleep. Slow-wave sleep is deep sleep, and lack of it is thought to...

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What is Dabbing?

A dab is defined as a small amount of marijuana concentrate. Such incarnations are highly processed, with much of the plant material removed. The result is a very potent, very concentrated substance. Dabs are frequently referred to as butane hash oil, as butane is used as a solvent to strip marijuana of plant material. The ProcessThe dabbing process requires placing a small amount of marijuana concentrate against a heat source—usually a titanium nail, skillet, or pad—to vaporize the extract in a bong, bubbler, or other medical marijuana gear. Glass and quartz may also be used as heat sources. The first step is to heat the skillet/nail/pad with a handheld blow torch. Once the source is hot enough, is it placed...

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High Quality vs. Low Quality Cannabis

If you’re new to medical marijuana and want to ensure you choose the highest-quality cannabis available, read on. Understanding the difference between high and low-quality marijuana is easy, once you know what to look for.  Cannabis Appearance Organic medical cannabis looks very different from its low-brow counterpart. High-quality marijuana is often a light-colored green, features crystals (or trichomes) and orange hairs, and comes in buds. Low-quality marijuana resembles oregano. It is dry, brittle, broken, excessively leafy, and contains plenty of seeds and stems. High-quality marijuana is seedless.  Cannabis Fragrance  Top-quality, vegan marijuana features a strong potent fragrance. The exact scent depends on the marijuana strain, but it is often immediately noticeable when you open the container or bag. With a...

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Cannabis and Cancer

Can medical marijuana cure cancer? Even though the United States Food and Drug Administration has not approved medical marijuana as a cancer treatment, studies show that cannabis does provide tremendous benefits for people suffering from cancerous conditions. Cancer touches the lives of many people in the United States, which is why individuals and groups continue to lobby for the blanket legalization of marijuana as a healing and side effect-reducing substance. Thankfully, the shifting landscape in the U.S. allows medical marijuana to be provided for a great number of cancer sufferers. What exactly does medical marijuana, and medical marijuana products like topical cannabis and concentrate marijuana, do for a body dealing with cancer? Physicians believe that certain compounds in cannabis offer...

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