10 Facts You Don’t Know About Hemp Oil By: Kathy T. Cooley

Taking charge of your health acquires a whole new meaning thanks to the legalization of hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) oil in all 50 of the United States. Research and evidence over many years have uncovered many amazing benefits of hemp and its derivatives.

Hemp and Marijuana: Same or Different?

It is essential to understand the difference between marijuana and hemp type of cannabis sativa plant to avoid confusion later. The former contains greater than 0.3 percent THC. THC is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive component of cannabis, the component that is responsible for giving a “high”. It is one of no less than 113 cannabinoids established as present in cannabis. Hemp, on the other hand, is a kind of cannabis sativa that has under 0.3 percent THC and therefore does not give any “high.” 

Both kinds contain CBD, another key cannabinoid, with hemp having more percentage of this than marijuana. Research has demonstrated that CBD works to decrease the psychoactive effects of THC.

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Decarboxolating Marijuana, What is it? Why do it? How to do it?


Decarboxylation is the process of converting raw cannabis into it’s active bioavailable (available to body) form. It’s a critical step for patients who need relief via oral, sublingual or topical applications. Once decarboxylated, the THC in the medicine is now active, as in psychoactive, meaning it will now produce the euphoric feeling most commonly described as being “high.”

How can we legalize cannabis as medicine if we can’t even dose accurately?

You can Decarboxylated Keif, Shatter/wax, BHO, and bud.

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How to use Cannabinoid Powder? By: Kathy T. Cooley

Powdered cannabinoids have completely revolutionized the marijuana industry. They come in a wide range of variables which can be mixed with water and can also be used in a powder form for baking. They can easily be used in anything that has moisture, such as soup, sauces and, dressings. They are widely available at any medical marijuana dispensary.

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3 Facts About Cannabis, Obesity, and Diabetes

When we picture the stereotypical cannabis consumer, we don’t tend to picture health, fitness, and a trim waistline. Yet, a number of new studies are finding that cannabis users are less likely to be obese—seemingly regardless of how much Domino’s pizza you order while marathon-watching Cosmos.

Before you get too excited, consuming cannabis probably isn’t the best weight loss plan. However, new studies are finding that cannabis may be key to controlling diabetes. We’ve known for a decade that Type 2 diabetes and obesity go hand in hand, and now multiple studies have found a correlation between cannabis, weight control, and potential diabetes treatments.

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Study: With CBD, 80% of Children With Autism Saw Improvement By: Jacqueline Havelka

Israeli researchers have found more compelling evidence that medical cannabis is an effective therapy for children on the autism spectrum. In this soon-to-be-published study in the journal Neurology, researchers treated autistic children with high concentrations of CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant.

Conditions in 80% of the children improved. Alternatively, the children had not shown improvement with conventional drug therapies.

Conditions in 80% of the children improved. Alternatively, the children had not shown improvement with conventional drug therapies.

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Smoking Weed and Working Out: 6 Reasons Why You Should Go for It By: Helena

Most people usually associate sports and exercise with a healthy lifestyle, and cannabis is not generally considered to be compatible with fitness.

I know this might sound a bit controversial, but many recreational and professional athletes use cannabis products after competitions.

So, if you are wondering whether it’s OK for you to smoke weed and work out, the answer is simple — it depends.

First of all, how do you feel when you are high? Does your heart rate increase significantly? What kind of sport are you involved in? And most importantly, how well do you tolerate cannabis in general?

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