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12 Ways Cannabis Can Help Multiple Sclerosis

Does Medical Marijuana Help MS? The National MS Society estimates 2.3 million people suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) around the world. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic progressive neurological disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system. MS is characterized by a variety of disabling symptoms. Many MS patients find relief with medical marijuana. Watch & […] More Keep Reading

Directory of Cannabis Lounges in San Francisco

Where to Smoke Weed in San Francisco San Francisco’s cannabis lounges are a highlight if you’re a cannabis tourist. All medical marijuana patients are cannabis tourists. Cannabis tourism can mean a variety of things. It can refer to a cannabis-centric grown-up trip to the Cannabis Cup, or it can refer to a simple, family vacation that […] More Keep Reading

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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