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Medical Marijuana

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Buy Weed Online: Is It Legal and What To Know

In this post, you’ll learn more about buying cannabis online, its facts, benefits, rules and regulations, and legal implications. By doing so, you’ll be able to make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing weed.  Age Requirement When Buying Weed Online The minimum age requirement when buying cannabis online differs in provinces and territories. For instance, you must be at least 19 years old to purchase marijuana in Quebec and at least 18 years old to carry and share up to 30 grams of weed in public. You’ll see a prompt every time you enter a trusted and reputable cannabis site, like Kush Dispensary online, requiring age verification.  Benefits of Buying Weed Online There are many advantages of buying weed online, including convenience, accessibility, a wide-range of cannabis...

Hemp Flower vs Marijuana: The Difference Explained

Thanks to misinformed lawmakers several decades ago many people believe that hemp and marijuana are pretty much the same things. However, the truth is that although both come from the cannabis plant family they are completely different in pretty much every way. So, what exactly is the difference between Hemp Flower and Marijuana? Keep reading to learn more and discover important details you may have never known! The cannabis family tree has two branches: Cannabis indica Cannabis sativa Both can produce marijuana, but hemp can only come from cannabis sativa plants.  As a result, it has a different makeup and role to marijuana. So the next time someone seems confused about the difference between hemp flower and marijuana you can let them know about the following differences, says Gary...


Cannabidiol for Seizures

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Marijuana is now known to be the wonder herb that has potential to address a good number of medical conditions, and the new addition to that list is the Dravet Syndrome, which is usually observed in young children. What is Dravet Syndrome? Dravet Syndrome is a rare genetic dysfunction in the brain. Children affected by this condition will have a developmental disability, to a certain degree. Before 1989, this syndrome was known as epilepsy with polymorphic seizures or Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI). Dravet Syndrome often begins when the babies are around six months old. According to Linda Laux, MD, from Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the seizures in Dravet Syndrome are difficult to control, and...


THC vs CBD: The Main Differences

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] CBD vs. THC: Chemical structure Both CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. A slight difference in how the atoms are arranged accounts for the differing impacts on your body. Both CBD and THC are chemically similar to your body’s own endocannabinoids. This allows them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors. The interaction impacts the release of neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells and have roles in pain, immune function, stress, sleep, to name a few. CBD vs. THC: Psychoactive components Despite their similar chemical structures, CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD is a nonpsychoactive compound. That means it doesn’t produce the “high” associated...

Why Medical Marijuana Works

Why Medical Marijuana Works

Cindy Perlin, LCSW Medical Marijuana Marijuana contains a class of compounds called cannabinoids.  Cannabinoids are also made by our bodies (called endocannabinoids when they are made by the body) and they work with a network in our body called the endocannabinoid system. (ECS) Cannabinoids bind to receptors that are found on cell surfaces to have their effect.  The receptors which make up the ECS are found throughout the body, including in the brain, organs, bones, and skin. The function of the ECS is to help the body to maintain homeostasis or balance. Research suggests cannabinoids might: Reduce anxiety Reduce inflammation and relieve pain Control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth Relax tight muscles in people with MS Stimulate appetite and improve...


Can Medical Cannabis Treat Epilepsy?

Can medical cannabis treat epileptic seizures? This is a question that has been widely debated in the nightly news for several years now, at least in some states. However, there shouldn't be any debate whatsoever. There is plenty of medical evidence to back up the fact that medical cannabis is effective when it comes to treating epileptic seizures. In fact, it is often effective in treating these types of seizures even when more traditional medications have failed or are woefully ineffective. Dealing with Epilepsy People that have been diagnosed with epilepsy often find themselves at an extremely difficult crossroads in their lives. Depending on the severity of the seizures that are caused as a direct result of the disease, it might not be possible for them to...


Curing Pain, Anxiety, and Mental Illness: What Cannabidiol Can and Can’t Do

It is not uncommon to experience anxiety at some stage in our lives. It’s a normal coping mechanism our body undergoes whenever we leave our comfort zones. However, intense anxiety may result in depression, which may lead to mental illness and long-lasting pain. This condition is difficult to treat once it becomes chronic. Effects associated with anxiety include low back pain, headache, irritable bowels and nerve pain. The need to find a cure for anxiety, pain and mental illness early is therefore crucial. Cannabidiol oil has been used to treat this disorders. It is important to know what the Cannabidiol can and cannot do to avoid settling for low as well as disappointments. Here is a list of what Cannabidiol can do. Relieves Pain The use of Marijuana...

Marijuana Terpenes

Health Benefits of Marijuana Terpenes

I want to believe you are comfortable if I assume that you have never heard the word “terpenes” before, but what am so sure of is that the reverse would be the case in the next couple of minutes after reading this post. Beyond every aorta of doubt, there is quite a lot more to marijuana if you think it’s all about cannabis and this is where the Terpenes magic comes in to live. Terpenes are fragrant oils that are known to give cannabis its aromatic diversity and they are secreted alongside CBD. Remember that distinctive piney smell? That’s exactly terpenes. What Do Terpenes Do? Terpenes are known to affect both the aroma of your bud and the taste of your bud and of course, they have...


Ramona Baby Receives Marijuana Treatment

CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8 By Richard Allyn, Reporter  The form of marijuana little Sadie Higuera uses to fight her illness is made by a San Diego based company. It may sound like an unorthodox choice to treat a baby's life-threatening seizures with a form of medical marijuana, but a Ramona family said it was their best choice after having tried everything else. Sadie was born with a rare genetic disorder called Schnizel Giedeon Syndrome. By the time Sadie was three-months-old, she suffered from as many as 300 seizures a day. Her parents would watch helplessly as prescription medications would not work. "Pretty scary every time she had a seizure. I didn't know if it was going to be her last one,"...

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Teenagers Who Smoke Cannabis Damage Their Brains for LIFE and May Be More Likely to Develop Schizophrenia

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Study & Finds U.S. study found that mice exposed to even small doses of marijuana for 20 days suffered lasting brain damage in adulthood Results highlight how teenagers who regularly smoke weed may have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis suffer long-lasting brain damage and are in much greater danger of developing schizophrenia. American researchers say the drug is particularly dangerous for a group of people who have a genetic susceptibility to the mental health disorder - and it could be the trigger for it. Asaf Keller, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said the results highlight the dangers of teenagers smoking cannabis during their formative years. Previous research has shown that children who started using marijuana before the age of 16 are at...