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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. There are two routes to take when making your own capsules — infused oil or decarboxylated dry cannabis flower. Some prefer to have an oil base because raw cannabis can be slightly harder for sensitive stomachs to digest. …

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Cannabinoid Science 101: What is THCV?

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is one of the most medically important of the known cannabinoids. It is thought to act as an antagonist of the cannabinoid receptors at low doses, but surprisingly, it may act as an agonist at high doses, giving effects similar to THC. Since its discovery in 1973, THCV has gradually grown in importance within medical circles. Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is one of the better-studied and most medically important of the known cannabinoids. It is thought to act as an antagonist of the cannabinoid receptors at low doses, but surprisingly, it may act as an agonist at high doses, giving effects similar to THC. Since its discovery in 1973, THCV has gradually grown in importance within medical circles, and over …

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Long Lines, $1.30 Grams Mark Uruguay’s Legal Cannabis Debut

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale took full effect. Customers sniffed pungent green buds and grinned as they showed off blue-and-white envelopes containing the plant, which is now available as part a 2013 measure that made Uruguay the first nation to legalize a cannabis market covering the entire chain from plants to purchase. Patients were greeted with low prices (about $1.30 per gram, compared to $5-15 grams in legal American states) but limited selection and low potency. Only two strains are initially available: One is an indica, called Alpha I, with 2% THC …

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New Documentary to Demystify Industrial Hemp

The Hemp Road Trip is creating a feature length documentary focusing on industrial cannabis. While the plant is federally legal, the DEA, State and local law enforcement remain confused and arbitrarily interfere in domestic commerce, while citizens nationwide continue to dispel propagandist fear about this plant. “Education and awareness are key to ending prohibition and my hope is this new documentary will do just that,” said Rick Trojan, Founder of The Hemp Road Trip. The road trip launched an indiegogo campaign to coincide with the movie trailer debut. You can check out the trailer and donate by clicking here. “I can’t wait for you to see the trailer, I’m very proud of what our team has accomplished so far and this …

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Leafly Investigation: Why Are CBD Prices So Confusing?

Hard to Know What You’re Getting Even as public awareness of CBD’s healing potential has grown, it remains difficult to assess the quality, safety, and, importantly, the origin of most CBD products, thanks to the 80-year federal prohibition of cannabis and the resulting lack of both research and regulation. “God knows what toxins are in the hemp processed in countries like China or Romania.” Dr. Ethan Russo, leading cannabis researcher Even though the law does not classify CBD as a Schedule I narcotic, the DEA claims that it is. (CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive.) That discrepancy leaves a lot of gray area when it comes to knowing how to operate. “It’s why some manufacturers don’t list CBD on the …

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Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Graduate student Josephine Watson, professor Aditi Das, graduate student Megan Corbett, professor Kristopher Kilian and their colleagues discovered an enzymatic pathway that converts omega-3-derived endocannabinoids into more potent anti-inflammatory molecules. Credit: Steph Adams Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 fatty acids into cannabinoids that have anti-inflammatory benefits—but without the psychotropic high. The findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Foods such as meat, eggs, fish and …

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What are the Health Benefits of CBD?

What are the health benefits of CBD? Other than Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD) is another component found in cannabis. It is non-psychoactive, meaning that it does not make users get high. Its anti-inflammatory property has made it emerge as an effective component to treat various medical issues. Hence with CBD, there are several health benefits and in this article are some of the health benefits to expect. It might be worth trying out CBD oil if you have any of the below issues as it might dramatically help improve your health. Treating chronic pain Cannabinoid in medical marijuana helps in relieving both acute and chronic pain such as chronic back pain. The reason behind this is that CBD interacts with …

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Canadian Company Approved to Sell Cannabis Products in Uruguay

The International Cannabis Corporation — based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — has been approved to sell cannabis in Uruguay under the country’s nationwide cannabis legalization rules. Cannabis sales through pharmacies are set to begin on Wednesday, according to the Institute of Regulation and Cannabis Control. Under federal law, the price and packaging of cannabis products are set by the government – allowing 5-gram packages of cannabis to be sold to permanent residents 19-and-older at $6.50 per package. “The ICC team has worked diligently with the government agencies and regulatory bodies to establish high-quality standards and a transparent framework for legal non-medical cannabis sales,” said Alejandro Antalich, ICC CEO, in a press release. “Uruguay has quickly established itself as a …

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Elevation Gain: How to Infuse Your Camping Meals

Camping is a unique sensory experience, incorporating the smells and sounds of the campfire, the rustle of breeze in the trees, and the sight of new and wild terrain around every turn. There’s only one way to make it all better—by heightening your senses with your favorite cannabinoids. Sure, you can bring a malleable silicone bong or your favorite pre-roll along for the ride, but for those seeking less traditional ways to incorporate cannabis into a camping trip, we give you an even better option: infused camping meals. The following breakfast, dinner, and dessert will awaken all five senses to the beauty of the great outdoors around you and turn your standard campfire fare into easily infused camping meals. One-Pan Breakfast …

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It’s All About Those Terpenes

Terpenes may be a newer term to those in the cannabis scene. We used to judge our cannabis by strain; indica, a heavy high, “in da the couch”, versus sativa, a livelier, headier, high. We now know it’s not just the strain or cannabinoid profile, but terpenes that in addition to giving cannabis it’s strong smell, direct the type of high you may experience and the medicinal benefits you will reap. Myrcene Perhaps my favorite terpene is Myrcene. This is the most abundant cannabis terpene and conspicuous one attached to the couch lock effect, often inducing sleep. It is also found in hops and mangos and has a sedative effect on most. If a cannabis strain is fifty percent or …

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