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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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How to Prepare for a Cannabis Tolerance Break

So you’ve been smoking for a while and you think it’s time for a little break? No worries, we’ve all been there. Maybe you feel like you haven’t been getting as high as you used to, and you miss that lifted sensation. Or perhaps you just feel like your brain’s been living in the clouds for the past few months (or years) and it’s time to switch up your daily routine. Regardless of your reasoning, tolerance breaks can prove to be beneficial to each and every one of us. But that doesn’t mean they’re easy, so it’s best to be fully prepared for the experience. Below are five crucial steps to take before Day Damn One, Vivian. (That’s a Fresh …

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Just How Good Are LED Lights for Growing Cannabis?

Over the last decade, LED lighting has gained quite a bit of popularity among indoor cannabis growers. Though LEDs (light emitting diodes) have been around since the early 1960s, they were not able to produce the wide spectrum of color they’re now known for until later on. LEDs were also very expensive, making them an unreasonable option for grow lights compared to HID (high intensity discharge). With today’s demand for energy-efficient lighting, however, LEDs have dropped in price and increased in quality. Now you might be wondering if LEDs are right for your indoor grow; here are some of the benefits to consider. Browse Cannabis Grow Lights What’s Changed in LED Light Technology Up until the past few years, LEDs …

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South America: Legal Pot Goes On Sale in Uruguay

Uruguay rolls out recreational marijuana sales! In 2013, the tiny South American country put the world on notice. They were done fighting the losing battle against recreational marijuana consumption and decided to try a novel approach – legalizing it. On Wednesday, the long-awaited national experiment was fired up and the sale of recreational marijuana began in earnest for residents of Uruguay. Legalized by the tiny South American country more than four years ago, the initial implementation has been agonizingly slow. Since announcing their historic marijuana reform policy, several other countries have jumped on the reform bandwagon. Adults over the age of age of 18 can register to buy their recreational cannabis that’s available at 16 pharmacies throughout Uruguay. Already permitted …

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Agree on Question 4 Implementation Measure

A supporter holds up a “Yes on 4” sign at the 2016 Boston Freedom Rally (Scott Gacek/The Daily Chronic) NORML | July 20, 2017 BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts House and Senate leaders have reconciled a pair of bills seeking to amend Question 4 – a voter-approved measure regulating the licensed production and sale of marijuana. The compromise bill raises the maximum tax rate that can be imposed on commercial cannabis transactions from 12 percent to 20 percent. Medical marijuana retail sales will not be subject to taxation under the new plan. The revised bill limits the ability of local communities to ban retail facilities if a majority of voters approved Question 4, but it makes it easier for communities to do so …

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Dosidos Marijuana Strain Review | Marijuana

Strain Overview The Scoop: If you bought stock in Dosidos a year ago, you struck gold. Thanks to the popularity of the Jungle Boyz and the strain’s massive bag appeal, Dosidos has become the darling of the boutique cannabis scene. But the Jungle Boyz are no longer the only farmers highlighting Dosidos — this Indica comes from Denver’s The Herbal Cure. The Result: A strain that typically tests into the mid-high 20% THC range, Dosidos is the heir apparent to the Forum Cut. One of if not the most photogenic strains out there, these nugs looks like they were soaked in kief and smeared with blueberry jam. Highly sought after, she’s the most popular girl in school. The Verdict: If weed …

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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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7 Unconventional Cannabis Products Baby Boomers Will Love

You might not consider “smoking a joint with friends” being on most Baby Boomers’ to-do list this summer, but you’d be surprised how open minded the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 are when it comes to cannabis these days. As we enter the smack-dab middle of July, here are the seven offbeat cannabis products that keep the greatest generation glowing all summer long. Who couldn’t use a little stardust? Stardust Instant THC is a fascinating instant tea crafted by Ed Rosenthal; this powder infusion agent offers 15mg of THC per single serve packet. A comfortable potency for marijuana newbies and just enough of a kick for seasoned enthusiasts. Refreshingly elegant Keef Cola’s Lemon Sparkling Water presents a …

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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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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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