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How to Use Marijuana for Pain Relief

How to Use Marijuana for Pain Relief Cannabis Is Unpredictable at First Figuring out how to use marijuana for pain relief requires a little trial and error. Start small. Be patient. Keep trying, because, in the end, many patients find it a better alternative to prescription medication. Don’t “Just Go Smoke a Joint” I’ve been told by more than one patient, that their doctor advised them to “just go smoke a joint” and see if it helps their pain. This is not good advice! Unfortunately, many healthcare professionals are still misinformed about cannabis. Pain treatment with medical marijuana is more

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New Research Says This Is How Cannabis Affects Cognition

Does Weed Make You Stupid? Cannabis can mildly affect cognition for up to 72 hours after use. However, research has shown that there are no significant long-term cognitive side effects from weed. This study tells us that marijuana does NOT make you stupid. A systematic review, published in JAMA Psychiatry, analyzed 69 different studies all of which examined marijuana’s effects on cognition, including learning, memory, speed of information processing, and language and motor skills. The research was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania and included 2152 self-reported cannabis users and 6575 self-reported non-cannabis users. The study found that cannabis use slightly

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Cannabis Chocolate-Chip Cheesecake Bars – Edibles Recipe

Potent Edibles Recipe: Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars I love pot brownies, but honestly, they get old after a while. Fortunately, there are tons of fantastic weed-infused recipes you can try. If you’re craving a sweet way to eat your weed, try these Cannabis Chocolate-Chip Cheesecake Bars. Not only is this weed cookie bar delicious, but this edibles recipe also makes a pretty dessert to bring to your marijuana-friendly gathering. The recipe is basically my basic marijuana chocolate-chip cookie bar recipe, with some sweetened cheesecake layered in between the gooey delicious cannabis-infused chocolate chip cookie dough. It comes together quickly and easily. To get started, you’ll need

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Does Cannabis Interact with Antibiotics?

Can I Use Marijuana When I’m on Antibiotics? Most people do not experience a significant interaction when combining cannabis with antibiotics. However, patients should be aware that medication interactions CAN occur with cannabis. Interactions between marijuana and antibiotics are not common but are possible. Here’s what could happen… Interactions Between Marijuana & Antibiotics As far as we know, cannabis does not reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. (Incidentally, cannabis actually has antibacterial properties itself.) However, because weed can increase the blood levels of some medicines, it can also increase the risk of side-effects. For most people, this increase is insignificant, however, it differs from person-to-person. Maybe your best

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Meet The Women Redesigning Cannabis Comedy

High HerStory Offers Post-Prohibition Cannabis Comedy Cannabis comedy is hard to create nowadays. If you don’t believe me, just take a gander at the scathing reviews heaped upon Netflix’s comedy, Disjointed, which drew ire from many cannabis industry professionals. Fortunately, the new series, High HerStory, streams like a breath of limonene-fresh, THC-infused air and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the pilot premiere on 4/20. Bye bye, Beevis and Butthead, yours is the cannabis-centered comedy of yesteryear. And whereas, legends like Cheech & Chong, or even Jay & Silent Bob, will always have a place in cannabis culture

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7 Scientific Ways Marijuana is Similar to Meditation

Cannabis & Meditation Offer Similar Physiological Benefits This might sound bonkers, especially if you still believe the reefer-madness, drug-war propaganda, but in many ways, marijuana and meditation are eerily similar. I’m not saying marijuana can replace meditation, but I am suggesting it might significantly enhance it. 7 Ways Cannabis is Similar to Meditation Reduces Activity in the Default Mode Network You’re brain always has activity, it’s never completely off. And when you’re sitting around daydreaming, activity in your Default Mode Network (DMN) is high. When we intensely focus on one thing, like during meditation, activity in our DMN decreases. Meditation is a

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Cannabis as a Treatment for Anxiety

Does Cannabis Relieve Anxiety? Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or restlessness; it can manifest as an experience of uncertainty or unease and might be accompanied by a multitude of physical symptoms, like increased heart rate and sweating. Some strains of cannabis can help relieve anxiety. However, there are some risks to consider as well. What is Anxiety? Anxiety is a natural feeling that manifests in times of stress. It’s often associated with elevated cortisol levels. Biologically, anxiety is intended to heighten our senses and make us more aware of our surroundings in order to prepare us for us for an oncoming challenge

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NJ’s Medical Marijuana Program – Here’s What Changed

Summary of NJ’s Expansion of the Medical Marijuana Program Summary of: Executive Order 6 Report On January 23rd, Phil Murphy ordered a review of NJ’s medical marijuana program via Executive Order 6. On March 27, 2018, he announced the findings. Here’s a summary of that report including the timelines for the estimated implementation of each item addressed. The changes are really promising, but honestly, I’m disappointed by the lack of immediate benefits for current patients. Conditions Added to NJ’s Qualification List The biggest change was that the administration finally approved the conditions that the panel recommended when Christie was still

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This Is a Medication Administration Device, Stop Censoring It!

Do you see the pretty bong I’m holding in that billboard? That is a “medication administration device”.  It is a device used by medical marijuana patients to consume their medication. STOP acting like it’s illegal. Thousands of NJ Residents Legally Smoke Pot Thousands of people in NJ legally smoke marijuana and many of them use devices like these. The NJ medical marijuana program currently has over 18,000 patients and that number is about to skyrocket. I prefer vaping, but honestly, vapes are expensive and not everyone can afford one. Besides, some patients just prefer smoking. A bong is a perfectly delightful option

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5 Feminine Glass Pieces in my Pretty Pipe Shop

Where to Shop for Pretty Glass Pieces in a Male-Dominated Market If you’re searching the web for Pretty Pipes or Pretty Bongs, you might be browsing for a while. It’s not always easy to find feminine glass pieces. This is because, until recently, men have dominated the consumer base. An overwhelming number of dudes were buying pipes and bongs and so head shops catered to the male-dominated market. Introducing PrettyPipeShop.com But now the world is different and the market has changed, which is why I’m thrilled to introduce you to my new shop, PrettyPipeShop.com. The Pretty Pipe Shop caters to a

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Proper Dosing: How Much Cannabis Should I Use?

The Proper Dose of Marijuana for New Users New users always ask, “How much marijuana should I use?” The cannabis industry frequently recites this mantra to new cannabis patients, “Start Low, Go Slow” New users should start with a small dose of THC and increase their dosage slowly. How Much Cannabis Should I Use? In order to achieve the maximum wellness benefits with the fewest number of side-effects, cannabis users should pay attention to how much cannabis they consume. Cannabis dosages are extremely individualized. The ideal dosage can only be determined by trial and error. New Patients Should Track Use

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Can Cannabis Help Leukemia? What Research Says.

What is Leukemia and Can Cannabis Help? Leukemia is cancer of the bone marrow and/or lymphatic tissue–this is where the body produces blood. There are the many different types of leukemia and each type affects the blood in different ways. Cannabis can help some patients fight this disease. Here’s how: Does Cannabis Cure Leukemia? There’s no denying that some people have experienced miraculous results using cannabis to treat leukemia. However, it’s important to remember, there are plenty of cannabis patients who never go into remission. Cannabis is not a magical cure-all for everyone. Seek guidance from an experienced oncologist and

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Every Strain of Cannabis Causes A Different Physical Reaction

Different Strains of Marijuana Produce Different Physical & Mental Effects When I first became a cannabis patient, the thing that surprised me most is there are many different strains of marijuana. And each strain of cannabis can cause different mental and physical reactions. Each cannabis variety will make you feel a little bit different. There are types of cannabis that will make you feel stoned and varieties that will help you fall asleep. There are strains that will make you feel invigorated and lifted, and there are other strains of cannabis that don’t even make you feel high but just

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Why Big Pharma Is Fighting Cannabis

This website is informational and cannot diagnose or treat illness or disease. Medical marijuana should be used under the direction of a licensed healthcare provider. This site is intended for adults and legal medical marijuana patients.This site contains advertisements. If you click a link and make a purchase, I may be paid a commission.

Why Pharmaceutical Companies Fight Against Cannabis Marijuana—taboo for some, and panacea for others. The topic has been gaining ground in the national debate for its acceptance, not just as a recreational drug, but also as a viable medicine.   A debate always has two sides arguing, and on the podium opposing marijuana legalization stands a group with arguably the most influential and major voices in the field of healthcare—pharmacists.   To be specific, it’s not the local home-town pharmacists who hate marijuana; it’s the large pharmaceutical conglomerates (a.k.a. Big Pharma) who hate this plant.   But why does big pharma hate cannabis?

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Can I Use Marijuana If I’m Taking Blood Thinners?

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Coumadin and Cannabis: What Happens When You Mix Warfarin & Weed? Coumadin, or warfarin, is a kind of anti-coagulant. It prevents the blood from coagulating, or clotting. Cannabis can also act as an anticoagulant, so patients often wonder, can I use marijuana if I’m taking blood thinners? Usually, yes, but caution should be exercised.  Most patients taking blood thinners can use cannabis without ill effects. However, these patients should use caution and consume marijuana under the guidance of an experienced healthcare provider. Here are some of the things to know about mixing weed and blood thinners like warfarin or coumadin.

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What are the Actual Benefits of CBD?

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Does CBD Really Help?  If you or a loved one have considered taking cannabidiol — also known as CBD — for improved health and wellness, you’re not alone. CBD, which is a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis, has received a great deal of attention over the last few years for its purported health and wellness benefits.   Supporters of CBD claim it can improve — or even eliminate — health conditions ranging from anxiety to cancer, with minor side effects. It seems too good to be true. Doesn’t it?   While some of the claims about CBD’s health benefits may

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How Cannabis Affects The Heart

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Is Marijuana Bad For Your Heart? All substances have the potential to cause side effects, including cannabis. Those side effects vary widely depending on the strain used, amount consumed, and the individual. One important fact to consider when discussing how marijuana affects the heart is that side effects vary depending upon the specific strain used. Additionally, every individual can react differently to a strain. Short-Term Cardiac Side Effects of Cannabis In the short-term, marijuana increases the heart rate and dilates, or opens, the blood vessels. In new users, the heart begins pumping harder and blood pressure increases, similar to the way it

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Sign the Petition for a Pot Leaf Emoji

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It’s time for a cannabis leaf emoji. I started a petition for a pot leaf emoji on Change.org. I hope you’ll sign it. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION! Unicode currently offers EIGHT different emojis to represent alcohol consumption. There’s also a half-smoked cigarette emoji. There are emojis to represent the gambling industry and even one of a bomb. There are emojis for pills and syringes. It’s time for a cannabis-leaf emoji! Click Here To Sign The Petition! My Instagram is hungry for a simple cannabis-leaf emoji, but here are some other suggestions too.   Sign The Petition Here. Dear Unicode: Social

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Review: Duplex Dual Extract Vaporizer

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Sponsored Post: This site has been compensated by Ooze Life for this review. All opinions are our own.  Review: The Duplex Vaporizer by Ooze Let me introduce you to a dynamic little vape specifically designed for concentrates and extracts.     A Vape for Concentrates The Duplex by Ooze was voted, “Best Vaporizer” by High Times at the Cannabis Cup Michigan. This vape comes with two interchangeable tanks allowing it to handle different types of cannabis concentrates (like vape juice, oil, wax, shatter, etc.) The Duplex Dual Extract Vaporizer is a powerful and versatile vape for cannabis extracts. Features of

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