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  • Marijuana, cannabis and hemp are all ways to name the species of plant - cannabis. Think of all marijuana, and all hemp, as forms of cannabis.

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  • The simple answer is that there is no difference.

    The term marijuana is used by the public and media to describe the plant that contains larger amounts of THC (t...
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  • THC is one of the cannabinoids the cannabis plant naturally produces. THC has many effects on humans, but is best known for its ability to cause intoxication, or a psychoactive high. This high feeling is dose dependent,...
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  • CBD is the other well known cannabinoid, and does not cause any intoxication or psychoactive high. CBD has medicinal benefits and is being studied around the world to understand how best to use it.

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  • Terpenes are other compounds found naturally in the cannabis plant that influence its smell, colors, tastes, and effects in the body. Plant aromas are terpenes.

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  • Cannabis comes in many different forms, and it is useful to understand how each affects the human body and health so predictability can be gained.

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  • Cannabis works by stimulating the endocannabinoid system in the body. All vertebrate animals (those with a spine) have an endocannabinoid system which governs the fine- tuning of homeostasis or balance in the body. Ther...
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  • Cannabis comes in many different forms. The most common are:

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  • Marijuana is classified by the U.S. government as a Schedule 1 substance in the 1970 Controlled Substance Act, when scheduling occured. Schedule 1 means that there are no medical benefits at all, and the drug is highly ...
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  • No, cannabis is not a narcotic, according to the traditional definition as; a drug that relieves pain and induces drowsiness, stupor, or insens...
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  • Cannabis clinicians have begun calling cannabis an exit drug, because users find freedom from other more harmful substances. 40% of users have cut down on alcohol, 63% have reduced pharmaceuticals, 26% reduced illicit d...
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  • Hallucinations are terrifying to those who suffer with psychosis or schizophrenia, and they may intensify with high THC cannabis onboard.

    For those who do not su...
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  • Cannabis is tested at the flower, oil, and final product stage in all licensed supply chains. Chromatography with liquids and gases are analytical tools to determine compounds in cannabis or other essential oils and pla...
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  • Hyperemesis is the medical term for excessive vomiting. Interestingly, cannabis is often used to manage or treat nausea and vomiting. So why do some individuals suffer from this syndrome (cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrom...
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  • Cannabinoids may have anti-tumor properties, but exact dosing and oil ratios remains in the realm of the internet chat rooms of anecdotal stories from those who have benefited teaching those who need to learn. There is ...
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  • Cannabis has been a substance of controversy when it comes to mental health. Many believe that cannabis, or marijuana in its slang term is causative. In other words, it causes schizophrenia or psychotic episodes. Howeve...
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  • Brain chemistry is affected by cannabinoids, and dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and acetylcholine all modulate thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and drive the brain processes in various ways.

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  • Cannabis helps those with arthritis by reducing inflammation, which is the cause.

    Arthritis is either osteo, or rheumatoid, and either are caused by excessive in...
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  • Depression may be relieved by using small amounts of THC - often in conjunction with CBD. Small doses, 2-5mgs of THC in a tincture may lift mood, especially if terpenes like limonene and pinene are included. Small amoun...
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  • Sleep issues have been treated with cannabis extracts for hundreds of years with strains high in myrcene and other calming terpenes. Experimentation must be used in determining the best time to smoke or vape, but many p...
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  • Cannabis may be effective for symptoms of PTSD - ranging from calming anxiety and hypervigilance, to turning down some of the repetitive thoughts and memories that are triggered in those who suffer from PTSD. Read more

  • Cannabis has been used to improve focus and reduce symptoms of ADD / ADHD. Strains high in pinene and limonene have helped many who suffer with focus by calming the brain chemistry and reducing anxiety. There is no rese...
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  • Cannabis products are made using extracted cannabis oils. The plant materials are harvested, cured, and extracted into oil. From this base, products such as edibles, tinctures, concentrates, vapes, topicals, patches, lo...
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