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Cannabis Users are More Successful and Satisfied, Finds New Study

Cannabis Users are More Successful and Satisfied, Finds New Study Household income was $93,800 (£73,470) for consumers in California, significantly higher than the $70,000 (£54811) average for abstainers.

Article by Beth Timmins, Independent Cannabis consumers are frequently affiliated with lazy, unsuccessful and apathetic labels. But, contrary to the popular stereotype new research suggests they are in fact among the most satisfied and successful among us. The study, conducted by market researchers BDS Analytics, surveyed consumers and abstainers across a wide variety of mental, social and financial factors. These ...

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Cannabis Plant Anatomy: Trichomes 101

Cannabis Plant Anatomy: Trichomes 101

Article by Nanette Porter, Medical Jane 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. Trichomes house the key components of the plant that give it its therapeutic and psychotropic properties. These glandular structures are predominantly ...

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Cannabis Oil Distillate: A Different Kind of Concentrate

Cannabis Oil Distillate: A Different Kind of Concentrate

Article by Patrick Bennett, Leafly A drop of distillate sits perched on the edge of a dabbing tool. Taut like a raindrop, this viscus and opaque orb glimmers as it rests within the concave folds of titanium. Encased within this golden drop of goodness is a semi-translucent, 99% pure decarboxylated and distilled tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) sap. Dollar for dollar, this morsel of oil ...

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Marijuana: The Next Diabetes Drug?

Marijuana: The Next Diabetes Drug?

Article by Maia Szalavitz, Time Toking up may help marijuana users to stay slim and lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to the latest study, which suggests that cannabis compounds may help in controlling blood sugar. Although marijuana has a well-deserved reputation for increasing appetite via what stoners call “the munchies,” the new research, which was published in the ...

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The Scientific Secret Behind Hemp’s Efficiency

The scientific secret behind hemp's efficiency New European research initiative sheds light on what makes hemp such a productive crop

Article by Ricardo Oliveira, Lift News Hemp plants grow considerably tall and thick, and in the period of just one year they accumulate a large biomass. Surprisingly, this rate of growth requires little human input and is largely constant across different environmental conditions. The fact that hemp has been planted from the tropics up to the Arctic circle stands as ...

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Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency: A Brief Overview Of CECD

Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency: A Brief Overview Of CECD

Article by Josh Alb, Woah Stork Cannabis has been with us since the dawn of man. The plant was cultivated and used for not only food, fiber, but of course for its essential cannabinoids. The primary focus of these cannabinoids was not so much for their psychotropic effects but for the medicinal benefit these cannabinoids provided for people. These cannabinoids ...

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How Cannabis Can Treat the Symptoms of Endometriosis

How cannabis can treat the symptoms of endometriosis Endometriosis is a complicated and painful disease. Here’s how cannabis can help

Article by Lift Resource Centre via Lift News Endometriosis is a common and sometimes debilitating condition experienced by women. This disease is characterized by the overgrowth of tissue that lines the uterus, called the endometrium. Side effects of endometriosis include chronic pelvic pain, painful menstrual periods (called dysmenorrhea), painful intercourse, gastrointestinal upsets such as diarrhea, constipation and nausea. Some severe ...

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In a First, Scientists Show a Marijuana Component Reduces Seizures for Some with Epilepsy

In a first, scientists show a marijuana component reduces seizures for some with epilepsy

Article by Andrew Joseph, Stat News For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a component of cannabis reduces seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy, marking a significant step in efforts to use marijuana and its derivatives to treat serious medical conditions. The company that sponsored the Phase 3 trial, GW Pharmaceuticals, had already announced some of ...

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Cannabis Reverses Aging Processes in the Brain, Study Suggests

Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brain, study suggests Researchers restore the memory performance of Methuselah mice to a juvenile stage

Article by University of Bonn via Science Daily Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes in the brain. This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged ...

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