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The history of Marijuana Strain Names

Each plant's buds and byproducts have specific properties that make them unique. To paraphrase Shakespeare, a strain by any other name would still have those same properties. So why do most dispensaries and consumers still rely on these names, and what do they actually say about the products they identify, It turns out the answer is almost as nuanced as weed itself. The differences between strains aren't always quantifiable, but after decades of selective breeding and marketing, they do tell some interesting tales about the marijuana industry. Learn how the practice of naming weed strains has evolved over time, and why some strain names seem to pop up everywhere.  Here are a couple of the most popular Marijuana  names: 1.Strain name: Abbot...

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How and why to use Cannabis Oil

Given the social stigmas about pot, especially around people who enjoy cannabis recreationally, it’s hard to convince people that legalizing isn’t simply condoning an activity they’ve been taught to think of as deviant or unacceptable. The increasingly well-funded and reputable research being conducted on the effects of cannabis on human physiognomy and psychology are making some incredible discoveries. One super-important discovery is that the health benefits of ingesting marijuana can be had without the psychotropic effects commonly known as feeling high. What this means is that people who have reservations about using cannabis due to stigmas surrounding the pleasurable effects of the drug can still stand to gain from its legalization. This is because legalization would allow the medical science about marijuana to develop...

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CBD for a non-psychoactive calm

What is CBD: CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, the cannabinoid second only to THC when it comes to average volume. Recently, research has shown CBD to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties without the psychoactive effects of that   "high" or "stoned" feeling that THC provides. While high THC strains often tout levels of over 20%, generally, CBD levels of over 4% are considered to be high.   non-psychoactive: Since pharmaceuticals for aiding sleep pose risk for addiction and leave you feeling groggy the next day, it's best to go the safe route with non-habit forming CBD. When searching for strains to combat insomnia, try staying with Indica and CBD-heavy strains to knock you out when you need it most. So It wouldn’t be...

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Indica vs. Sativa

There are two main types of cannabis: indica and sativa. How do you tell them apart, and why choose one over the other? The physical dissimilarities are pretty easy to notice and relatively straightforward. The differences in how the types of cannabis affect the body, however, are more complex. Understanding the differences will help cannabis users determine the best species of medicine to treat various conditions.  Indica vs. Sativa (Appearance) The easiest way to distinguish indica from sativa is by appearance, which is what scientists call morphology. Indica plants are densely branched, short, and have wider leaves. They are typically grown indoors and produce flowers that are heavier looking than their sativa counterparts and more fragrant. Indica flowers, or buds,...

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Cannabis is the new medicine for menstrual pains

The number of Americans who suffer from chronic pain is approaching 80 million more people than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the National Centers for Health Statistics.If you are suffering from chronic pain, you may experience greater relief if your doctors add cannabinoids, the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana, to an opiates ­only treatment.A combined therapy of opiates and cannabis could result in reduced opiate dosages.A Canadian research team found that medical marijuana users are more likely to have less- serious side effects like headache,nausea, sleepiness and dizziness, the research revealed."In terms of a side effect profile, we felt the drug had a reasonably good safety profile, if you compare those effects to other medications," said study lead author Dr....

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