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6 Facts That Totally Changed What I Thought I Knew About Cannabis

6 Facts That Totally Changed What I Thought I Knew About Cannabis

This primer for newbies will teach you how to navigate the world of weed.  OK, I admit it: I’ve always been a bit of a dunce when it comes to cannabis. I’m 31 and have only smoked a joint a handful of times with friends (and once on a first date when we got so high that I burst into hysterical laughter because there were too many pho options on the menu). Until I spoke with Up Cannabis’s horticulture manager,…

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Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?

Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?

Like many of her friends, Alexandra Callner, now 58, experimented with recreational marijuana when she was younger. “I had tried it, and hated it, in my 20s,” Callner says. “When I was around pot smokers, I thought, ‘Ugh, losers.’ ” But, that was before her knee arthritis became so bad, it robbed her sleep, night after night. She took two over-the-counter pain pills a day, but the pain would wake her up at night. And the drugs were hard on…

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Canada Becomes Second Nation in the World to Legalize Marijuana

Canada Becomes Second Nation in the World to Legalize Marijuana

(CNN) Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a “historic” bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29. Canada is only the second country in the world – and the first G7 nation – to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In the neighboring US, nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use, and 30 allow for medical use. Bill C-45, otherwise known as the Cannabis Act,…

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9 Remarkable Healing Properties Of CBD

9 Remarkable Healing Properties Of CBD

Cannabis has been stigmatized for decades, but scientists and society cannot deny that the plant’s active ingredients, known as Cannabinoids, provide a natural remedy to a host of health issues. While CBD, extracted from the cannabis plant, is structurally similar to THC, part of the allure is that it won’t get you high. “CBD is now the most researched cannabinoid on the market and rightly so because the studies go back to the 1940s proving its effectiveness on the nervous…

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Pot Policies: Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana Legalization

Pot Policies: Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana Legalization

A look at pot policies across Canada A look at how the provinces and territories plan to manage weed consumption once it’s legalized in Canada. Cannabis curious? Jonesing for your first legal joint? Either way, get ready to roll: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal by next summer. Bill C-45, which will legalize cannabis across the country, largely leaves it up to the provinces and territories to determine how marijuana can be sold and used. Below, we…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Within the first two months of legal marijuana sales in Colorado, property crimes decreased by 14%, and homicide rates were down by 67%. Video games train the human brain to make faster real life decisions. A study found that anxiety disengages the prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain that plays an important role in flexible decision making. Without your little finger, you would lose 50% of your hand strength. ~ Happy Friday!~ source: @Fact twitter.com/Fact  

Pot-Infused Cuisine Will Be The Next Big Trend, Food Expert Predicts

Pot-Infused Cuisine Will Be The Next Big Trend, Food Expert Predicts

Dalhousie’s Sylvain Charlebois urges policy to minimize risk, survey indicates interest in pot-infused dishes A professor of food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University in Halifax predicts marijuana will be a growing trend in the food industry, and says policy needs to be implemented to minimize risk. Bill C-45 does not include the legalization of edible cannabis products, and Ottawa has said it would deal with those products at a later date. Sylvain Charlebois conducted research alongside Simon Somogyi, a…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Lonely is not a feeling when you are alone. Lonely is a feeling when no one cares… Singing helps to reduce depression and anxiety, increases the oxygen flow to your lungs and helps you have better posture. Women speak about 7,000 words a day – Men average just over 2,000.  It’s a myth that you only use 10% of your brain. Most of your brain is active almost all of the time. 82% teens don’t ring the doorbell. They text…

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6 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Consider Not Smoking Weed On A Regular Basis

6 Scientific Reasons Why You Should Consider Not Smoking Weed On A Regular Basis

It’s about being balanced and informed. Exploring the upsides and downsides to cannabis. We’ve reported a ton on the benefits of cannabis and its potential in medical applications, but what about the other side of the coin? Is it fair to say cannabis comes with no downsides? When treating people and seeing positive benefits, what negative effects might also come? Marijuana has been the subject of intense debate over these last few years. Now legal in multiple states in the…

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Study Finds Alcohol Makes You Aggressive; Pot, Pretty Much the Opposite

Study Finds Alcohol Makes You Aggressive; Pot, Pretty Much the Opposite

Pot heads are mellow, drunks can be mean. That’s the common wisdom, and now, thanks to a group of researchers from the Netherlands, it has some scientific validation. In a just-published study in the journal Psychopharmacology, they found that—doh!—people on  booze act out, while people on pot peacefully space out. “The results in the present study support the hypothesis that acute alcohol intoxication increases feelings of aggression and that acute cannabis intoxication reduces feelings of aggression,” the researchers concluded. The study…

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