Coconut Oil Benefits (Including Marijuana Medicated Capsules)

 

 

Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols. By Increasing the HDL’s in the body, it helps promote heart health, and lower the risk of heart disease.

Coconut oil is beneficial to many systems in the body. These are just a few of the benefits of coconut oil skin care, hair care, helping with weight loss, improved digestion and building immunity against various infections and diseases.

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Master List of some Medical Conditions that can be treated with Medical Marijuana

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Medical Conditions that can be treated with Medical Marijuana (Master List)

Proponents of medical marijuana have used the CBD and THC found in cannabis for an extremely diverse illnesses throughout history. Today, doctors prescribe medicinal marijuana as a treatment for issues including sleeping disorders, aches and pains, and eating conditions related to other medical treatments like chemotherapy. Simply put, the list of Illnesses treatable with medical marijuana is vast, so check it out below.

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Marijuana Tea for Chronic Illnesses and Pain

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Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. However, there are ways that medical marijuana can be administered, including in tea form. Medical Marijuana Infused Drinks

According to thealternativedaily.com, here are five ways that cannabis tea can help relieve some of the symptoms people with chronic diseases live with.

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One Gram of Cannabis What does it Look Like? Cannabis Quantities a Visual Guide

 

0690C9BA-2509-4C42-B3E3-C3E8CEA3369BA gram, eighth, or ounce — what does it all mean?! We’ve all been there. Attempting to make sense of the names associated with different cannabis quantities can be challenging. Central to the confusion is conceptualization of weights, which depend on both product size and density.

If you are new to cannabis, we hope this visual guide will provide you with a general framework to wrap your head around the common sale quantities for both flower and concentrates. Keep in mind that these depictions are approximations, given that density varies (at times drastically) between products.

Watch Regina as she gives a visual depiction of the differences in sizes of a cannabis gram, ounce, and everything in between.Video can be seen HERE

For reference here are how many grams there are in an ounce:

* 1/8 ounce = 3.5 grams
* 1/4 ounce = 7 grams
* 1/2 ounce = 14 grams
* 1 ounce = 28.35 grams

If you prefer a static resource, here’s a visual guide to cannabis quantities.

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Now boldly step into the dispensary with your newfound wisdom and order with confidence!

Original article by: KAYLA WILLIAMS on November 18, 2014

https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-does-on-gram-of-cannabis-look-like-a-visual-guide-to-cannabi

 

5 Ways Cannabis Could Be Helping Alzheimer’s Patients

If you’ve been keeping a pulse on medical marijuana studies in recent years, you’re probably already keen to the fact that cannabis compounds are demonstrating some promise in the lab.

We’re looking back at some of the research shedding light on a new avenue of medicine, one that explores the fascinating role our endocannabinoid system plays in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Looking forward, just imagine what we will accomplish once those legal barriers surrounding cannabis research are lifted on a federal level. Read more

Cannabis and ADD/ADHD

In the eyes of popular culture, cannabis consumers aren’t exactly models of concentration and cognitive performance. So when a small group of researchers began exploring cannabis as alternative treatment for attention deficit disorders, there was of course some scoffing and skepticism. Nevertheless, with so many medical marijuana patients swearing by its ability to promote focus in place of prescription stimulants, these doctors sought to take a closer look at the scientific basis of this counterintuitive phenomenon.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD, is a controversial diagnosis marked by distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Adults are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, or ADD, which lacks this hyperactivity characteristic, but is similar in other ways to ADHD. More than one in 10 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, a figure that has grown exponentially in the last 50 years. Since 1957, doctors have been treating ADD/ADHD patients with psychostimulants like Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta.

weed prescriptionAntonio Rodriguez, diagnosed with ADD/ADHD at age six, had been among the masses prescribed stimulant medications. “I remember having headaches all the time to the point where I wasn’t able to sleep,” Antonio said, adding that his appetite was also nonexistent until treating with cannabis; and not only was cannabis lifting the stimulant side effects, it improved Antonio’s ADD/ADHD symptoms. “For the first time ever, I was in the state where I could really get my mind together.”

Having only been taught the dangers of using cannabis, Antonio was cautious about trying it for the first time. “I got scared about the whole ‘addiction’ side of cannabis,” Antonio said. “I was waiting for the moment my body asked me for weed, but it never happened.” Medical Marijuana Card What is One and How Do You Get One?

For those coming from an anti-cannabis background, explaining its therapeutic properties to friends and family can be difficult. This was no less true for Antonio, despite the fact that his performance in school had won him college acceptance with a scholarship. The reality is, there’s far too little research on cannabis and ADD/ADHD to know exactly how the two interact. Still, the data and results emerging from initial investigations show that there is more digging to be done.

One main physiological irregularity of ADD/ADHD is the brain’s shortage of dopamine, a chemical neurotransmitter involved in cognitive processes like memory and attention. Medications like Adderall and Ritalin stimulate dopamine, thereby promoting concentration, but come with a myriad of unpleasant side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

Dr. David Bearman, a figurehead of cannabis research, has studied the relationship between the cannabinoid system and ADHD and discovered potential therapeutic value as cannabinoids interact with the brain’s dopamine management systems.

“Cannabis appears to treat ADD and ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine,” Dr. Bearman wrote. “This then has the same effect but is a different mechanism of action than stimulants like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and dexedrine amphetamine, which act by binding to the dopamine and interfering with the metabolic breakdown of dopamine.”

Put simply, the compounds found in cannabis, called cannabinoids, could potentially correct the dopamine deficiency observed in ADD/ADHD patients if dosed appropriately and administered safely. Even in its raw form, cannabis is able to provide the mental slowdown necessary for concentration in many patients. Boring and arduous tasks become more manageable, and mood swings tend to level out. But why?Medical Marijuana Strains

“The most accepted theory about ADHD rests on the fact that about 70 percent of the brain’s function is to regulate input to the other 30 percent,” Dr. Bearman says. “Basically the brain is overwhelmed with too much information coming too fast. In ADHD, the brain is cluttered with and too aware of all the nuances of a person’s daily experience.”

While most medical professionals agree that anecdotal evidence is not sufficient in recommending cannabis for ADD/ADHD, researchers are optimistic about the potential cannabis is demonstrating. When political blockades let up and further research resumes, it could be that cannabinoid therapy provides a frontier for safer, more effective ADD/ADHD medication.

Original Article By Bailey Rahn

https://www.leafly.com/news/health/cannabis-and-addadhd

Best Medical Marijuana Strains for Insomnia

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What are the best strains for insomnia? — Are you a big fan of hard hitting indicas that leave your body buzzed and couch-locked? If so, then the WoahStork Strain Genie recommends the ten strains below for you! Whether you are looking for a fully relaxed and sedated effect after a hard day at work or you struggle with insomnia and are looking for a good night of sleep, these strains are packed with the appropriate terpene profile necessary to knock you out.

Before we jump into the list — what is it that makes certain strains more sleep-inducing than others? One of the largest contributors is the terpene myrcene. Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in cannabis (Mediavilla et al., 1997), which partially describes why cannabis is typically regarded as a relaxing drug. However, many different strains have different levels of myrcene, causing some to be more sedative than others. Myrcene has an aroma which is earthy, balsamic, spicy, and like cloves. Myrcene is naturally contained in many other plants, including mangoes, basil, hops, and lemon grass.

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