What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three different species, Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis, all of which are indigenous to Central and South Asia. For centuries, cannabis has been used for hemp fibre, for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug.

Getting Started With Cannabis

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Additional Reading

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Pre-Flowering and Early Flowering Tips For Growing Cannabis Indoors
Last time in our home growing series here at Medical Jane, we discussed pre-veg and vegetative growth for cultivating medicinal cannabis indoors successfully. Some of the things we talked about included knowing how much space to leave for growth once flowering begins and what kind of spacing and plant numbers a grower might need to achieve their desired yield levels with the strain(s) selected. Pre-flowering Tips And Tricks For Growing Indoors If you started your plants from seed, your crop may be showing you signs of pre-flowering. Once …
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Study Shows Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) May Help Relieve Depression Symptoms
THC Decreases Brain Activity In The Face Of Negative Stimuli A team of researchers from The Netherlands published this study in the journal European Neuropsychology this month; it focused on the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on humans while processing emotional content. In order to assess the processing, the researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology to gauge the eleven volunteer subjects’ brain activity. Subjects were shown a number of faces expressing different emotions and asked whether the person was happy or fearful. This task was …
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Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Help Treat Social Anxiety Disorder
The relationship between cannabis and anxiety is an interesting one. Large concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is often tied to bouts of paranoia and anxiety, however it is well-documented that cannabidiol (CBD) found in cannabis can counteract this effect. With that said, a group of Brazilian researchers published an article in the 2011 Journal of Psychopharmacology that further investigates the relationship between cannabidiol (CBD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Their results suggest that CBD could offer a way …
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Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Reduce Cigarette Consumption
Cannabidiol (CBD) Could Help Treat Nicotine Addiction It is no secret that cigarette smoke has detrimental ramifications in the human body. In fact, a study published in 2008 cited tobacco as the single greatest cause of preventable death internationally. “Each cigarette smoked is estimated to shorten life expectancy by 11 minutes.” Common conditions with which cigarettes are related include: heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and various types of cancer. In fact, each cigarette smoked is estimated to …