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Medical cannabis has been largely associated with the treatment of insomnia. Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that makes it impossible for one to fall or stay asleep. Some of the most common symptoms of insomnia include difficulties falling asleep, troubles falling back asleep after waking up in the course of the night, waking up way early in the morning as well as the feeling of tiredness upon waking up in the morning. Two Types Of Insomnia

There are two types of insomnia, namely, primary and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia involves sleep disorders that are not directly associated with any other health conditions or problems, whereas secondary insomnia occurs when a person is having sleep problems because of other health conditions such as asthma, depression, arthritis, heartburn, and cancer. There are many causes of insomnia, some of which include emotional/physical discomfort, significant life stress, illnesses, interferences in normal sleep schedules as well as pain or discomfort at night.

Mild insomnia can be prevented or cured by practicing good sleeping habits, whereas sleeping pills may be prescribed for a limited time if the insomnia makes it impossible to effectively function during the day. However, to treat chronic insomnia, .. Read Full Article

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As the prevalence of recreational and medical marijuana has been growing in America so have the number of cases of children being rushed to the emergency room as a result of consuming marijuana — most often because the child believed the medicine was candy. Adults Be Aware…

You might think that keeping children safe from medical marijuana and cannabis-infused products would be a “no-brainer.” However, the number of cases of children (and also pets) who have accidentally consumed medical marijuana is rising fast.

A wave of cannabis policy reform is rolling across America. More than two-thirds of U.S. states now have legalized marijuana in some form for medical use. Also, about one-third of those states have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use. And even in states without legal marijuana, the drug is becoming easier and easier to purchase.

Sadly, along with the rise in the prevalence of marijuana and other cannabis-infused products, the number of children accidentally consuming these products is also on the rise.

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Here are ten great CBD products that will light up your loved ones’ lives. The Gift That Keeps On Giving

CBD is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Especially during the holiday season when folks can be stressed out by all the hustle and bustle of holiday planning. So when the first day of Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanza or Festivus or whatever it is you celebrate comes around, bestow upon your loved ones the gift of chill.

The holidays are usually a time of joy, warmth, reunions, and tons of delicious treats — a magical season sparking the inner child in most of us with giddy anticipation and goodwill to all. However, for some people, the holidays are rife with anxiety due to scheduling glitches and financial woes when your gift shopping list seems endless and your credit card is in serious danger of being maxed out.

CBD oil and other CBD-infused products may help calm frazzled nerves. Here are ten CBD products …. Continue Reading Top 10 CBD Gifts 

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Who am I? What am I doing here? I’m a writer with expertise in CBD and I’m here to answer the question, “what is the endocannabinoid system and how does it work.” 

You’ve probably heard of cannabis. You might have heard of compounds in cannabis called cannabinoids. And there’s less a slight chance you’ve heard of the human endocannabinoid system. 

Cannabinoids produced by the body are known as endogenous cannabinoids or endocannabinoids — hence the name human endocannabinoids system or ECS.

Endocannabinoids are produced by the brain and central nervous system in response to various states of health and fitness. Read Full Article Here…

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There’s a new rising star in the cannabis world. It’s called cannabigerol, or CBG. What is it good for? Quite a lot, actually. For starters, we wouldn’t have THC and CBD if it wasn’t for CBG. Moreover, many CBG users claim that CBG’s effects and medicinal benefits actually surpass those of the major cannabinoids.

According to an article in Wikipedia:

Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of more than 120 identified cannabinoid compounds found in the plant genus Cannabis. Cannabigerol is the non-acidic form of cannabigerolic acid, the parent molecule from which other cannabinoids are synthesized.

I think we all know what cannabis is by now since it has become one of the major political and social issues of our time. The powerful medicinal compounds produced in the cannabis plant are appropriately named cannabinoids. More than 100 different cannabinoids are produced in the aromatic, resinous flowers of the cannabis plant.

The two most abundant cannabinoids so far have been THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Researchers have been studying the medicinal effects of cannabinoids for decades.

The term synthesized in the definition above essentially means “created from.” So, what the author is saying is that in order…Read Full Article Here

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Having trouble focusing after a bout with Covid-19? You might be suffering from a newly identified medical condition known as “Covid brain fog?” The good news is that medical marijuana might help patients suffering from Covid brain fog to recover their wits.

It seems as if every week during this pandemic, some new and frightening symptom of Covid-19 is described. The latest scary news is that many patients are suffering from mental impairment for weeks or even months after they’ve supposedly been cured of the viral infection. Survivors of Covid-19 who are suffering from lingering symptoms are being called long-haulers” by the medical community.

Many Americans who are reluctant to take proper precautions to protect themselves against a coronavirus infection are thinking because they are young and healthy they will “get over it” quickly. However, they don’t realize that the disease can have debilitating, lingering symptoms even with a mild case of Covid-19.

An important discovery was made during….Read Full Article Here

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Have you heard of “Covid brain fog?” It seems as if some new and frightening symptom arises on an almost weekly basis during this pandemic. However, CBD might be ideally suited to treat this particular newly identified symptom of Covid-19.

So what exactly is Covid brain fog? In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, survivors of the insidious disease are facing symptoms of on-going cognitive impairment including confusion, dizziness, and memory loss. This disease has recently been dubbed “Covid brain fog.”

Everyone past a certain age will experience “senior” moments. It’s common to find oneself mentally grasping for a word or name or forgetting the reason you walked into a room. However, this post-Covid condition has serious implications, far beyond garden-variety memory glitches experienced in later life.

The term for survivors with lingering symptoms is “long-haulers” — an apt name for the phenomenon.

Some medical professionals theorize Covid brain fog is due to inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain. Dr. Serena Spudich, chief of neurological infections and global neurology at Yale School of Medicine believes inflammatory molecules, releasing an invasive….

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Missouri is getting closer to selling medical marijuana, as the state’s first testing facility begins inspecting the drug.

The testing site, EKG Labs, passed final inspections in late September and quickly began testing cannabis for BeLeaf Medical. BeLeaf was the first cultivation site approved by the state, and co-founder John Curtis said it expects to receive the results from the first round of testing soon.

“Our first batch is in the hands of EKG Labs,” Curtis said. “They’ve had it about a week, actually maybe a little longer… which is common and perfectly normal for that first test to take a little bit longer.”

Curtis characterized the first round of testing essentially as a trial run. He said the facility likely needs to get its machines calibrated correctly and to ensure all equipment is working as it should. Once that happens, he said the testing will go much faster.

“Once they’re really up and running and all of their calibration is complete, it should be a five-day turnaround,” Curtis said. “So, if we drop a sample off on Monday, we hope to hear back by Friday if it can be put on the shelves for sale.”

Some in the industry indicated that sales at open Missouri dispensaries could begin as early as this week. Jack Cardetti, a spokesperson for the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, said there are….

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Things may go green in four states this fall, as voters will decide on legalizing and taxing marijuana.

Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota all have measures up for a vote to legalize and levy recreational marijuana.

Thus far, 11 states have legalized recreational pot: Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington state.

Levying legal weed is looking attractive at a time when states are anxious to boost their coffers.

Jurisdictions often slap an excise tax, along with a state general sales tax, on pot sales.

Just don’t count on legalized marijuana to singlehandedly save state budgets.

That’s because the amount of revenue they can collect will depend on the structure of the tax and the ease of obtaining a license for growing and selling the product, according to Ulrik Boesen, senior policy analyst at the Tax Foundation.

“You can have a good tax system, but if your regulatory system isn’t effective, you won’t see the revenue,” he said.

Boesen pointed to Oregon as an example of a state that’s been relatively successful at legalizing and….

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There is a body of clinical evidence and a mountain of anecdotal evidence to support the idea that medical marijuana can indeed both help to treat and even to prevent a potentially debilitating condition. 

TBI is caused by trauma to the head resulting in damage to the brain. The condition is characterized by symptoms such as impaired cognitive and motor abilities, chronic pain, sleep disorders, depression and anxiety, apathy, impulsive behavior, and potentially seizures and spasticity.

Athletes who take part in high impact sports such as football and boxing are especially susceptible to CTI/CTE. 

A report by New Frontier Data estimates that “anywhere from 80% to 90% of football players use some type of cannabis medicine” to treat symptoms ranging from chronic pain to emotional issues to impaired motor capabilities. The report suggests that cannabis might not only treat the symptoms of CTI but might actually protect the brain from these conditions. 

There is also a range of mildly-traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries that produce symptoms which are commonly treated with medical marijuana.

Let’s take a look at some of these various conditions, and how medical marijuana can be used to….

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