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Plants are chemical factories. That’s their job; to make the chemicals they need to survive and reproduce. Sometimes the chemicals can have effects on humans as well. Our favorite plant is just one example of a plant that makes compounds that benefit it and us. Some cannabis chemistry is for the plant. Some of the […]
Most people like to consume cannabis flower by smoking it, i.e. putting a flame to the flower in a pipe or joint or bong or they like to vaporize the whole flower like in a Volcano or other portable device. But there are many who don’t like the idea of smoking and would rather ingest […]
Both CBD and THC contain numerous medicinal properties. They engage the body differently through the endocannabinoid system. Interestingly, THC, which is mostly viewed concerning its psychoactive properties, boasts more therapeutic benefits than CBD. This article discusses effectiveness of CBD and THC on specific medical conditions.
Health is a state of physical, mental, and behavioral salubrity. Sleep is an essential part of your daily routine and is the basis of your overall well-being. Insomnia can lead to headaches, confusion, delirium, and other psychological issues. Consider natural sleep aids to help your sleep cycle. Sleep promotes holistic wellness and psychological well-being.
You can use natural supplements like CBD to combat work stress and other mental health issues so that you flourish in your work life.
We read through several articles culled from the web about the possible relationships between COVID-19 and cannabis. Nobody doing this research seems to want to make a direct correlation between cannabis and COVID-19. Is this a result of lingering stigma around cannabis? Make up your own mind.
The endocannabinoid system is an important system in our body, just as the lymph system runs parallel to our circulatory system. If anything, the endocannabinoid system might be more important to our well-being than the lymph system! Here’s a fascinating article that lays out what we know (very little) and what we don’t know (a lot!) about the endocannabinoid system.
Research on CBD is limited; however, scientists know that CBD affects the receptors managed by the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD sends signals to encourage the release of essential enzymes or hormones that the body may need at that moment.
There’s been a lot of research and articles written about cannabis and chemotherapy. As of today, there aren’t enough documented and peer reviewed studies about how cannabis makes chemo easier. But what’s there is factual. And when it comes to cannabis, there are still nay-sayers who think that cannabis is the evil weed. Thankfully, they’re becoming fewer and fewer.
While some people can become “addicted” to cannabis, not everyone is. In fact, we’re finding it’s a very low percentage. I’m beginning to believe it depends on our endocannabinoid systems. Everyone has a different endocannabinoid system and we know next to nothing about it. We need more research and learning about it.
Interesting story that points out how much we don’t know about the treatment of COVID-19. Couple this with the story last week about the Israeli research into cannabis and COVID-19 and we can begin to see a picture. Does it work? Anecdotally, yes. Scientifically, no. Science needs research. That’s what this Dr. Ashton is saying, […]
Autism, for whatever reasons, has grown to encompass a larger part of our young population over the last several decades. I personally know many families who have children who are somewhere on the spectrum, some mild and some severe. The idea that CBD might be an effective way to control the sometimes raw emotions and […]
Here’s a fascinating, but more and more common story. Fascinating not because it’s rare or unheard of, but fascinating because it’s becoming commonplace to read or hear that people who thought cannabis was going to cook their brain or addle you for life or (re)make you into a homicidal maniac or … or … or. […]
The idea that the use of cannabis results in a decline in cognitive ability, at any age, has been thoroughly discredited in this study. It’s a long term study, the first of its kind, I believe, and it unequivocally shows that cannabis is not responsible for cognitive decline. If it’s not making ‘old people’ dumb, […]