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More U.S. States Legalize Cannabis Use

The movement to legalize cannabis consumption continued Election Day as voters in five (5) states approved new laws allowing medical and recreational cannabis use. In Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey – where medicinal use is already permitted – voters approved recreational use. Tuesday’s election was a historic victory for cannabis legalization initiatives across the United…

Cannabis Medical Education Scientific Literature Review

People are looking for trusted guidance around medical cannabis and there are lots of other websites producing great news and other fun content around this amazing plant… but nobody was really taking you by the hand and walking you step-by-step through how YOU can learn in this ever-expanding and always changing industry. Today we’re going…

Is Cannabis The Next Fitness Performance Enhancer?

Is Cannabis The Next Fitness Performance Enhancer?

The myth that all cannabis users are lazy “stoners” who do nothing but eat chips and watch Netflix is debunked. In the era of cannabis having mainstream appeal, the plant and its many compounds are being used for a number of beneficial purposes. From using Cannabidiol (or CBD) to treat child seizures to using 1:1…

Weed at Work

A majority of states now permit medical marijuana use, and federal law may not always pre-empt state laws when it comes to their impact on the employment relationship. As employees increasingly turn to cannabis as a treatment option for various health conditions, employers must examine whether their policies – which are no doubt aimed at…

Medical Cannabis for Addiction Treatment

Even before the opioid crisis was declared an ‘epidemic,’ thousands of people were already facing pain medication addiction. Over the last decades, there has been a surge in the number of overdoses and deaths related to opioid use. And after decades of research, there is no quick cure for addiction or sure-fire way to discontinue…

Side Effects of Cannabis-Based Medication

Whether you like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or not, formal approval of any medication in the United States is delivered by the FDA. While their processes have come under scrutiny numerous times, the FDA looks at research studies to decide if drugs should be approved for use for specific conditions. Recently, the FDA…

Cannabis Terpenes and Aromatherapy

A marvelous gift from Mother Nature, terpenes are made by every plant and even some insects such as the bark beetle and the black carpet beetle. Aroma, flavor, healing, food, medicine – terpenes are simply everywhere! Terpenes are a major component of the essential oils, the crux of aromatherapy, a method of treating mild ailments…

California Medical Marijuana Non-Discrimination

In recent years, medical marijuana has been used extensively and has gained acceptance amongst California residents. In keeping up with the trend, lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would amend California’s employment discrimination laws to impose liability on employers for discrimination against medical marijuana users. A.B. 2069 was aimed at prohibiting employers from engaging in…

Marijuana and Cannabinoids for Beauty & Skin Care

Recreational use of cannabis has continuously gained legal status, especially in the United States. This has brought in its wake the emergence of numerous companies creating pain-relief creams with cannabinoids as the main ingredient. Also, with the increase in legal marijuana usage, full effects of cannabinoids, which has been used for thousands of years for…

Cannabis Aids With Depression

The natural chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant show very promising results when it comes to this ailment. Because depression affects such a staggering amount of people worldwide, it’s quite important to understand how cannabis functions in battling its mechanisms. Although it cannot be understood as a life-threatening disorder at first, depression can easily spiral…

Green Lifestyle: Green Results

In a highly debated topic among many, the use of marijuana within society today must carefully be considered. There are many instances where marijuana can be detrimental to society, but there are also others where it can be known as a useful information. Medical marijuana has no doubt, been used to help patients across the globe, and…

Cannabis Inter-Lab Comparison and Proficiency Test (ILC/PT)

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The testing of cannabis for the potency of cannabinoid compounds and the presence of pesticides, molds, and solvents has become a critical component of the medical cannabis industry. Every day, decisions about patient dosing and safety, and millions of dollars in transactions are based on results provided by testing labs. But with the rapid growth of the cannabis testing industry,…

Using Medical Marijuana As #Medicine

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Medical marijuana (cannabis, hashish, etc.) has a long history of use as medicine, with historical evidence dating back to 2,737 BC. Cannabis has been used medicinally and recreational in cultures spanning across the globe since the beginning of time. Its medical uses are ever expanding and are used for: Cancer Glaucoma HIV & AIDS Cachexia Persistent muscle…

Marijuana Medical Benefits Vs. Risks

The debate over the legalization of marijuana for medical use – typically referred to as cannabis (marijuana) when prescribed by a doctor – is an intense battle that has been going on for years. Thus cannabis and the medical benefits are in a gray zone and seem destined to remain there for quite some time. Millions…