Tag: THC


Cedar Park Mom Credits Medical Marijuana For Helping Her Son Live A Better Life After Rare Disease Diagnosis


Texas lawmakers are back in session and some of the bills headed their way have to do with medical marijuana reform. A Cedar Park mother and Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation are working to encourage state legislators to remove restrictions on qualifying conditions and eliminate the THC cap. “The idea that I would give my chi – I mean – my child marijuana, are you kidding,” said mother Carissa Barenblat. “That’s not something I came lightly…


Fibromyalgia And Cannabis: What The Latest Research Says


Even though pharmaceutical drugs and OTC pain-relievers are typically used to help manage fibromyalgia, cannabinoids like CBD and THC are being considered more now than ever before. If you had to guess, how many people in the United States do you think live with fibromyalgia? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), roughly four million American adults (2% of the country’s population) struggle with this chronic medical condition. Fibromyalgia consists of widespread, severe, and…


Cannabis Could Reduce Fentanyl Use, Finds BCCSU and UBC Study


Researchers found that those in the study who had urine tests positive for THC, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis, were approximately 10 per cent less likely to have fentanyl-positive urine, putting them at lower risk of a fentanyl overdose. Researchers from UBC and the BC Centre on Substance Use have found that cannabis use by opioid addiction patients might improve their treatment outcomes. They also found that it could reduce their risk of being…


How To Make CBD Tea


CBD is a great way to help reduce anxiety. There are also so many benefits of CBD that everyone should consider trying it if they have not already. Without the THC effects that regular marijuana plants give you, CBD makes for a popular choice to treat many different kinds of symptoms. This is why being able to make CBD tea is such a great idea. Try it and see how you like it! – Read…


3 Science-Backed Benefits Of CBD Oil And How To Use It Safely


CBD, or cannabidiol, is a type of chemical found in the same plant that produces marijuana. CBD is different from marijuana though, and will not make you “high.” That’s because it does not contain the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, THC, which is the chemical responsible for the intoxicating feeling associated with consuming marijuana. Recently, CBD has gained traction in the scientific community for its ability to treat multiple conditions — from chronic pain to…


How To Make Weed Brownies


Yield: 24 brownies Cook time: 4 hours, including decarboxylation and making cannabutter Chances are, the first time you ever ate an edible it was a weed brownie. In fact, when you hear the words “edibles” or “cook your weed,” there’s a good chance pot brownies come to mind. There is simply no cannabis edible more iconic than the simple, reliable pot brownie — no matter how popular THC gummies, mints, or chocolates get. It makes…


Saskatchewan Woman Says Use Of Cannabis To Help Her Addiction Not Accepted


For Shelby Curtis, keeping away from hard drugs starts with quieting her thoughts. The 26-year-old got a prescription to use cannabis medicinally earlier this year while in recovery and living in Regina’s Raising Hope housing program for new mothers facing issues such as substance abuse. She uses THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, to manage depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. – Read the entire article at The Hamilton Spectator.


Can You Smoke Your Leftover Weed Stems? What Can You Even Do With Them? Here’s What You Should Know.


It’s happened to us all: you underestimate the amount of marijuana at your disposal and it’s late at night, so you can’t buy more. You look through your ashtray and your weed baggie and there’s nothing useful in sight. Then you spot the stems. Should you smoke them? Sadly, it appears that weed stems are different from the usual bud you smoke. For starters, they don’t contain much THC, rendering them useless if you’re looking…


Hemp Seeds An Excellent Source Of Omega-3 And Omega-6 Fatty Acids


Hemp seeds are from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, the same species (but different variety) of cannabis, or marijuana. Hemp seeds do not contain the psychoactive cannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp is back! This variety of the cannabis plant, not to be confused with its intoxicating cousin (marijuana), is one of the most significant crops in history. Hemp dates back to 8,000 B.C. in present-day Iran and Iraq. It was among the first…


What Are The Most Abundant Cannabinoids?


Everyone fascinated by the science behind cannabis is familiar with two of the most common cannabinoids: THC and CBD. However, did you know that the cannabis plant can produce at least 144 cannabinoids? While research on the properties of all 144 of these compounds is not yet available, credible information does exist for all of the most abundant cannabinoids. Cannabinoids 101 First, it’s critical that we define what a cannabinoid is: Cannabinoids are compounds present…


Easy Chocolate Cannabis Buttons Recipe


This article was originally published on The Medical Cannabis Community, and appears here with permission. Too afraid of wasting precious cannabis, I’d never made edibles. But, the kief collector of my grinder was packed! After watching a few videos, I made a plan that would take the least effort and time. I estimated the kief was 5 grams = 5000 mg X 45% = 2250 mg THC after decarb. – Read the entire article at…


Lil Wayne’s Cannabis Line Now Available In Michigan: What To Know


Some Michigan dispensaries will be receiving a supply of rapper Lil Wayne’s new cannabis line, which launched in stores Friday. The cannabis line, called GKUA Ultra Premium, will offer various products and strains at select Michigan dispensaries. GKUA Inc. had a successful launch in California in December, bringing to market some of the highest natural levels of THC available, a news release said. The company felt the need to expand to Michigan because the company…


Give Cannabis To Elderly People With Chronic Pain, Doctors Say


Experts say cannabis-based medicines, including those that contain THC, should be used instead of opioids. Elderly people with chronic pain including back and joint injuries should be prescribed cannabis instead of conventional painkillers, doctors have said, as polling shows that three quarters of over-55s would consider taking it. Doctors said cannabis-based medicines, including those that contain THC, the chemical that makes recreational users “high”, should be used instead of opioid medications. Draft guidance published last…


Medical Cannabis Blazed a Trail for Cannabis in Michigan. Now, Recreational Takes the Lead.


Medical marijuana started the conversation in Michigan. It changed perceptions of the long-illegal cannabis plant and helped set the course for Michigan’s eventual full marijuana legalization in 2018. Marijuana, many learned between 2008 and 2018, was no longer just for “stoners.” It’s now generally accepted by most states that marijuana has medicinal uses. THC, the high-inducing compound in marijuana, may decrease pain, increase appetite and reduce nausea, according to the National Institute of Health. -…


Faulty THC Dosages Turning Up in Legal Cannabis: Health Canada


Health Canada has been flagging legal cannabis products containing incorrect amounts of THC content — up to five times more of the ingredient than advertised. Since recreational legalization took effect in October 2018, the federal agency has ordered 15 recalls of products due to labelling errors in the actual levels of THC and CBD present. In one instance, a package of pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes was determined to have five times the THC content posted. Other…


Do It Yourself Cannabis Eats and Beauty Simply Done


There are many CBD and THC instructional web pages that offer little more than a wing and a prayer when it comes to following and hopefully re-creating complex cannabis recipes. Viewing the rapid fire selection of nameless YouTube videos assume you already know everything there is to know about cooking with cannabis and drinking, makes following a recipe almost impossible! That is until I came across a lovely Facebook Group named Cannadish. In fact, they…


Cannabis Overdose? Don’t Freak Out, It’s Just Weed


There has never been a single legitimate report of someone actually meeting an untimely demise as the result of ingesting too much THC. With more states boldly ending marijuana prohibition in their neck of the woods, there are a few common occurrences these places can expect to see. The first is more newbie cannabis users (or at least those without much marijuana experience) will venture out to their neighborhood cannabis store to try a variety…


Cannabis Sales and Delivery Boosted in L.A. to “Ease Minds” About Coronavirus


As the coronavirus spreads in California, cannabis businesses including Lowell Farms, Caliva, Sweet Flower and Sherbinskis say the demand is high: “People are stocking up.” Tensions are running high in Los Angeles over coronavirus-related health concerns, the cancelation of numerous public events and the new normal of working from home. Local cannabis companies and delivery services say they’re seeing an uptick in business in these trying times. Angelenos are turning to CBD and THC products…