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New Study From UNM Shows Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Effective in Treating Chronic Neuropathic Pain
Researchers at The University of New Mexico (UNM) have conducted a series of recent studies testing the effectiveness and safety of consuming cannabis, but this is the first study they have conducted measuring the therapeutic potential of hemp oil with low THC levels. The UNM researchers set out to examine the effectiveness of consuming “legal” hemp oil extracted from the whole Cannabis plant. The results showed that whole-plant hemp oil reduced mechanical pain sensitivity 10-fold for several hours in mice with chronic post-operative neuropathic pain. A chronic neuropathic pain model was used that exposed mice to post-operative neuropathic pain …
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Sleep Survey Suggests Cannabis Edibles Especially Helpful for Insomnia; 91% of Respondents Said Edibles Improved Sleep
Despite the fact that most states have legalized cannabis for medical use and the implications for health benefits are mounting, the federal government still has not legalized cannabis. It continues to enforce restrictive policies and regulations on research into the health benefits or harms of cannabis products that are available to consumers across the nation. As a result, research on the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids has been limited in the United States, leaving patients, healthcare professionals, and policy makers without the necessary proof they need to make sound decisions regarding the use of cannabis as a medicine. Because …
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Treating Menstrual Cramps and PMDD with Medical Marijuana
A modern-day woman will experience an average of 450 menstrual cycles or “periods” in her lifetime. For women suffering from dysmenorrhea or “menstrual cramps,” this number can seem more like thousands. During this time, some women experience pains that originate in the lower abdomen/pelvic area that can be both physically and emotionally draining to cope with. Do all women experience menstrual cramps? Menstrual cycles are unique to the individual. Some women experience no harsh symptoms, while others can experience a combination of painful symptoms included nausea, loose stools/diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and cramps. A survey …
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Coping With Bipolar Disorder: How Medical Marijuana Can Help
A person with bipolar disorder probably doesn’t fit the stereotype you have in mind. You might be surprised to learn that bipolar disorder isn’t just classified by out-of-control highs or suicidal lows. While these ups and downs certainly happen, there are also periods of normalcy mixed in on a regular basis. Another common misconception about people diagnosed with bipolar disorder is that they spend more time experiencing depression as opposed to mania. This is because people suffering from bipolar disorder are more likely to seek help when they are having a depressive episode than when having a manic episode. In …
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Cannabis Plant Anatomy: Trichomes 101
What are trichomes? If you look closely at a healthy cannabis plant, then you will undoubtedly notice the many glistening translucent resin glands protruding from the buds. These resinous outgrowths are known as trichomes. “In addition to housing the essential compounds of the Cannabis plant, trichomes play an important role in the survival of the plant.” Trichomes house the key components of the plant that give it its therapeutic and psychotropic properties. These glandular structures are predominantly responsible for the biosynthesis of cannabinoids, the biologically active compounds unique to the Cannabis plant. Barely visible to the naked eye, trichomes …
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What To Look For When Buying Cannabis Oil Vape Pen Cartridges
Sponsored by Evolab What’s in Your Vape Pen Oil Cartridge? Vaporization is gaining popularity in the medical cannabis community, and for good reason. Not only does vaporizing provide you with a means of safely ingesting the active cannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids found in your favorite strains, but it also removes the risk of inhaling potentially carcinogenic fumes from plant material that is lit on fire. Because of this, many manufacturers have developed cannabis oil products that are designed to be vaporized including portable pen vaporizers with interchangeable oil cartridges. “Unfortunately, most of the early comers to the …
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Microdosing Medical Marijuana May Help Relieve Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Whether you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or suspect you suffer from symptoms of the syndrome, this information is designed to provide you with a better understanding of this chronic pain disorder that affects millions of people all over the world every day. Use this information as a stepping stone and learn how patients are using cannabinoid-based therapies to help treat the many symptoms of fibromyalgia. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia syndrome (pronounced fi-bro-my-al-ja and often referred to as simply “fibro” or “FM”) is a chronic health problem disorder characterized by widespread pain and a number of other …
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Canna-shell Ice Cream Topping Recipe
How to Make Weed Infused Chocolate Shell Ice Cream Topping This ice cream topping is so easy to make and tastes so good. As soon as you pour it on the ice cream, it begins to harden. And you can make so many flavors (not just chocolate) by simply using different flavored chips. Tip: Leftovers do not heat up well so it is best to make only what you can use in one sitting. You Need Just Two Ingredients… 1 cup baking chips (use your favorite: semi-sweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate, mint, pumpkin spice) 2 tablespoons cannabis-infused coconut oil …
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Marijuana Infused Rice Crispy Treats Recipe
How to Make Cannabis Infused Rice Crispy Treats Even though we are all adults here, we all crave the comfort foods of our childhood from time to time. Honestly, who can resist the ooey-gooey goodness of melted marshmallow mixed with warm rice crispies — especially when they are infused with your favorite plant? Talk about an irresistible combination for nearly anyone but diabetics. Making a good batch of weed infused rice crispy treats comes down to using high-quality ingredients and following a few simple directions. Use this helpful step-by-step guide to get started with your first batch of canna-crispies: You …
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What Is Your Favorite Strain’s Personality?
Article sponsored by Evolab If you are keeping up with the pace of cannabis culture, you have no doubt noticed that terpenes are showing up on shelves everywhere in different forms. Of the 50,000+ terpenes that are found in nature, over 140 of these flavorful compounds are specific to cannabis. Terpenes are found in varying combinations that give each strain its unique personality including flavor, smell, effects, and medicinal potential. Walk into a dispensary today and you will see that concentrated terpenes are being heavily marketed in tandem with a variety of cannabis concentrates (like live resin …

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