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10 Effective Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress

In your everyday life, it’s normal to experience anxiety and stress. It means that you are being human and have your struggles to deal with, especially if you face several responsibilities. You will lose hope and motivation every time you encounter hurdles and challenges, but as you know that managing these issues could free you of the eerie feeling. You can do several steps to go back to the state of comfortability to go on with your everyday tasks. Some techniques help you calm down and breathe easily. Familiarizing yourself with these tips would be beneficial in decreasing the chances […]

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Prescribing Cannabis: A German Doctor At The Forefront of The Medical Revolution

Here is the first thing you need to know about Franjo, as he is more apt to be known to both patients and others: he is a board-certified German medical artz (physician).  Here is the second: he is also a doctor with a disability. As a result of this, he has a unique perspective on the topic of cannabis as medicine that few in either the scientific or medical professions can match in both his medical training and his sympathy for patients. Because this is not a new avocation, Grotenhermen is one of the leading cannabis doctors in the country […]

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What is trichotillomania? And how can this specific type of THC help?

Can you not stop pulling out your hair (trichotillomania)? Do you know someone who does that? This Body Focussed Repetitive Behavior(BFRB) can be reduced by a synthetic THC. Hair pulling aka trichotillomania Trichotillomania is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from one’s own scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of the body. It comes under the umbrella of Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB). BFRBs represent any chronic behavior that causes a person to consistently cause physical damage to oneself. It happens unintentionally through a compulsive act to relieve anxiety. (1) According to HuffPost Canada, two to four percent of Canadians […]

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Are magic mushrooms synergistic with cannabis and your ECS?

Sometimes depression can hurt, literally. Interestingly, this has a lot to do with our Endocannabinoid Systems (ECS)—a network that consists of a few receptors and two neurotransmitters. Pain and emotions are tied together through these messengers. And, it is through the ECS that magic mushrooms and cannabis can often bind into a therapeutic (yet counterintuitive) mistake. (1) This infographic details different serotonin receptors and their effects. The ECS and serotonin (5-HT) bind at many receptors, but the focal point of magic mushrooms is 5-HT2a. (2, 3) Other receptors might be the cause of side effects like nausea, though. Photo courtesy […]

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D8 THC is made from illegal hemp waste boiled in acid— here’s why

D8 THC has made a buzz around the cannabis market recently. A noteworthy anomaly of D8-THC is its legal status in the US. Ever since the Farm Bill permitted legal hemp-derived CBD next to illegally cultivated D9-THC, processors began using fifty-year-old chemistry and technology. Due to a loophole in the Bill, massive quantities of legal hemp-derived CBD extracts, or at their subsequent D9 waste, can now soak in acid (chemical isomerization) and slowly churn into D8 THC. (1, 2) When was the last time you asked for a COA (Certificate of Analysis) on your D8-THC product? The law forced the […]

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Survey Finds A Quarter Of Parkinson’s Patients Have Used Cannabis In The Last Six Months

Almost 25% of patients with Parkinson’s disease reported that they had used cannabis in the prior six months in a survey from the Parkinson’s Foundation. A report on the survey, “Weeding through the haze: A survey on cannabis use among people living with Parkinson’s disease in the US,” was published last week in the journal NPJ Parkinson’s Disease. In the report, the authors note that Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting more than 1 million Americans at a cost to society of more than $50 billion dollars. The disease causes a variety of motor symptoms […]

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Cannabis Rx: A Look into A Pioneering German Pharmacy

Here is post COVID-19 fantasy for North Americans. Imagine walking into your average corporate box pharmacy, submitting a prescription for medical cannabis (including flower), written for you by a licensed physician and walking away with a month’s supply of the same for about $12. Sound like a great, if psychedelic, trip in your local geography? That process is now occurring in Germany, and on an increasingly regular basis—although do not be fooled. Actually, getting a doctor and obtaining a cannabis prescription here is still not for the faint of heart. The process has been evolving since 2017 when the laws […]

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Health Canada approves chloropicrin fumigant for cannabis farms

Agriculture is a bug-filled industry that must put in work to remain clean. Soil fumigants are a major controversy in this regard. But, with outdoor cannabis cultivation license approvals now on the rise, Health Canada‘s Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) approved a fumigant for cannabis farms – chloropicrin (trichloronitromethane.) Two fumigants are approved for Canada’s outdoor cannabis crops and are produced by Triest Ag Group Inc. Chloropicrin 100 Liquid Soil Fumigant – 99% Chloropicrin Pic Plus Fumigant – 85.1% Chloropicrin Despite the PMRA’s recent approval of chloropicrin for cannabis farms, the fumigant is banned in other countries. The reason for its […]

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Use of bleach in the flour industry poses a lesson for cannabis producers

Is mass gluten consumption the root cause of celiac disease, or is heavily processed food, such as bleached flour a culprit? (1, 2) Perhaps the answer to this question can teach licensed cannabis processors and cultivators (LPs) a lesson about respecting the plant. Certain products have been banned in the flour and cheese industry in the UK, as well as most other countries in the world – including China. (3, 4) Despite their widespread restricted status, benzoyl and calcium peroxide are two bleaching agents still used in the North American flour industry. Yet, the pharmacology of these processed food ingredients […]

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How processed food contributes to Celiac Disease and lessons for LPs

A specific flour bleach can cause gastrointestinal distress, peel skin, and can greatly affect the microbiome – all of which can lead to gluten sensitivity. So, is mass gluten consumption the root cause of Celiac Disease, or is heavily processed food, such as bleached flour a culprit? (1, 2) Perhaps the answer to this question can teach licensed cannabis processors and cultivators (LPs) a lesson about respecting the plant. Certain products have been banned in the flour and cheese industry in the UK, as well as most other countries in the world – including China. (3, 4) Despite their widespread […]

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