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Know Your Medicine: CBG and CBGA Education 

Know Your Medicine: CBG and CBGA

Experts report that there are at least 106 phytocannabinoids found in the trichomes of the cannabis flower. Most research has focused on the two most prominent “primary” cannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). However, many of the so-called “secondary” cannabinoids are responsible for adding to the therapeutic effects of cannabis as part of the entourage effect, the term used to describe how the many cannabinoid and terpenoid compounds in cannabis work synergistically to deliver beneficial effects. Read the full article

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Know Your Medicine: Tolerance and Reverse Tolerance Education 

Know Your Medicine: Tolerance and Reverse Tolerance

The concept of cannabis tolerance is quite interesting. Now that patients are using preparations that contain different prominent cannabinoids, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabinol (CBN), the question of tolerance no longer relates to THC only. Tolerance is defined as the need to use more of a drug to get the desired effect. Stated another way, less of an effect is achieved with a previously effective amount. It is clear that tolerance to THC develops following repeated exposure. How much exposure is needed…

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How to Make an Herbal Anti-Anxiety Tincture at Home Education 

How to Make an Herbal Anti-Anxiety Tincture at Home

Yeah, that’s right, it’s tincture time! A staple in herbology, tinctures are a liquid, concentrated dose of herbs that pack a serious punch.To the surprise of many, tinctures are actually a form of extraction — concentrating herbs into their most potent form with the use of alcohol (similar to how vanilla extract is produced). A simple dropper full of tincture can do amazing things for anxiety, sleep, focus, pain, immunity boost, allergies (the list goes on). Tinctures are a simple way to replenish and infuse your body with herbal power….

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Know Your Medicine: CBN Education 

Know Your Medicine: CBN

There are over 100 phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant with the two major cannabinoids THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) as the most prominent and researched. Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, the renowned researcher who discovered the chemical structure of THC in 1964, was the first to hypothesize that phytocannabinoids work via the “entourage effect.” This means that the compounds in the plant work together synergistically to enhance the therapeutic benefits and minimize unwanted side effects. Although many understand the medicinal properties of the two major cannabinoids, let’s take a look at cannabinol…

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How to Make Your Own Cannabis Capsules Education 

How to Make Your Own Cannabis Capsules

Cannabis capsules are an easy, discreet, and super effective way to medicate. Taking a pill blends more seamlessly into most people’s daily routine than smoking, vaporizing, or eating an edible. Making cannabis capsules at home is a simple way to ensure you’re ingesting clean medicine that’s created to suit your individual needs. A daily low-dose of cannabinoids can help ease a wide variety of ailments, and when you’re treating a chronic disorder it’s important to consistently flood your body with healing cannabinoids. Read the full article

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Marijuana taxes are giving Colorado a pot of money to rebuild its crumbling schools Colorado Education 

Marijuana taxes are giving Colorado a pot of money to rebuild its crumbling schools

The K-12 school in Deer Trail, Colorado, is in rot. The swimming pool is in such grave shape that students can’t use it anymore. People in wheelchairs have to be lifted up stairs. A sewage leak has closed the coach’s locker room. Even basic security is a problem, as the doors are so out of shape that they can be difficult to close and lock. All of this, detailed in a report in the Denver Post, may soon come to an end. Thanks to an infusion of state cash, the…

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How to Make a Pain-Relieving Herbal Salve for Migraines Education Medical 

How to Make a Pain-Relieving Herbal Salve for Migraines

Headache disorders are among the most common nervous system disorders, and they aren’t going away anytime soon. There is nothing worse than an excruciating migraine where the only relief seems to be hiding under a blanket for hours until the throbbing subsides. According to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), as many as 70% of Americans suffer from disabling, chronic headaches severe enough to seek medical attention. Over-the-counter or prescription painkillers are often the first treatment step for headaches and migraines, but while they are effective at…

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Know Your Medicine: CBD Education Medical 

Know Your Medicine: CBD

CBD, which stands for the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (not cannabinoids), has exploded on the cannabis scene in a way that no other natural compound has. Although it has received a huge amount of media attention over the past few years, there are so many questions about it. Here is everything you need to know about CBD and more. Cannabidiol was first discovered in 1940 from the hemp plant by chemist Roger Adams at the University of Illinois. In 1963, Israeli scientists elucidated its exact chemical structure. Subsequent research in the 1970s…

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Treating Painful Fibromyalgia Symptoms With Cannabis Education 

Treating Painful Fibromyalgia Symptoms With Cannabis

Fibromyalgia is a chronic debilitating condition that includes symptoms of chronic diffuse pain, sleep disturbance, migraine headaches, fatigue, joint pain and irritable bowel-type symptoms. Patients may have all or just some of these symptoms. Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is considered a subtype of fibromyalgia. It appears that all patients with these conditions suffer a heightened perception of pain thought to be due to abnormal processing of pain signals in the central nervous system. The mainstay of treatment is medication, primarily pain relievers such as NSAIDs and opiates, pregabalin (antiepileptic), duloextine…

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