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  1. Jo Harvelle

    oil as medicine

    CBD is one of the key chemical compounds, called cannabinoids, that is available in abundance in the cannabis and hemp plants. When we intake cannabis or hemp-based CBD, that functions exactly the same way as cannabinoids of our endogenous endocannabinoid mechanism function. This is how the CBD has the potentials to mend the faults that occur in our body and prevents diseases, including anxiety, insomnia and many more. I found the very interesting video of the Benefits of CBD Oil. This video helps me a lot. It was a very useful video, so I would suggest you watch this video at https://youtu.be/DBC1g5BOnDc
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    Uses for Hemp/Video

    Hi, here is one more video which describes the benefits of CBD - 5 Easy Ways You Can Benefit from CBD Now
  3. If cannabis is legal in the state then CBD oil can be made from Cannabis sativa or hemp including flowers can be used in the manufacturing of CBD oil. However, if not then CBD oil must be made from the stalk of the hemp plant. Solutions having more than 10 % CBD concentrations are usually considered High CBD Oils.
  4. Jo Harvelle

    Growing Own Marijuana

    Yes, soil, organic or Hydro and for lights I prefer LED.
  5. Jo Harvelle

    Growing Own Marijuana

    I prefer indoor growing as I can manage environment according to the need of plant.
  6. Hey Guys! I am here to learn about the benefits of growing my own marijuana plant. Please help me to count the benefits of my own marijuana garden.
  7. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive and degenerative disease that affects the patient’s memory, thinking and ability to interact socially. It affects about 1 in 10 people over 65 years, and almost 1 in 4 people over 85 years. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the hundred compounds found in the cannabis plant that belongs to a class of chemicals called cannabinoids. However, CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects like the other known cannabinoid called THC. CBD possesses neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. These properties can be therapeutically beneficial for reducing the cognitive and functional impairment that occurs with Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. Great Information. But also provide a link to your post.
  9. Cannabis is such a fantastic plant where cannabinoids and terpenes work synergistically, and this is collectively called full-spectrum extract. While THC has euphoric effects, CBD and terpenes are known for their non-psychoactive effects. Hence, the impact of a particular cannabis strain can vary dramatically depending upon the ratio of the two active cannabinoids. You might have noticed while visiting a dispensary that Indica or Sativa flavor profile organize the cannabis products, price per gram, and also via THC: CBD content. But, still very few people have any information about the benefits of the correct THC: CBD ratio. Hence, instead of just focussing on the dosage of cannabis-based on milligrams or percentage, people are considering ratios as the basis for choosing a strain for medical purposes. CBD vs. THC Marijuana contains over 100 types of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. Out of these cannabinoids, CBD and THC are known for their interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system receptors. They both have different medicinal properties as well as effects on the body. The difference lies in the way they interact with the receptors in the body. While THC binds CB1 receptor favorably, CBD acts as an antagonist to the receptors and also partially blocks the CB1 receptors, thus reduces the euphoric effects of the THC molecules. THC is known for its euphoria while acting as an anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, and an analgesic. However, CBD shares some of these properties but, also is known for its anti-seizure, anti-anxiety and antipsychotic properties. Some studies even have reported that CBD is thought to enhance anti-cancer and pain reducing properties of THC. Therefore, depending on your particular condition, you will respond to the different CBD: THC ratios present in the strains. CBD: THC ratios and their benefits CBD:THC 0:1 This is a THC dominant strain where the person will experience intense psychoactive effects. The strains with such ratios are known for uplifting the moods, thus making the person happy. These strains can help induce appetite, reduce inflammation with relaxing effects. Strains with high THC content are Gorilla Glue by Zamnesia with THC content of 25%, and Girl Scout Cookies is loaded with 22% of THC. CBD:THC 1:2 This type of strain produces a calming sensation with reduced cases of anxiety. Thus, these type of strains can significantly reduce the euphoric effects of THC with the help of CBD which acts as an antagonist. These strains can help in dealing with the number of conditions like chronic pain, anxiety, stress, insomnia, migraines, and muscle spasms with the help of synergistic benefits that THC and CBD provide. Strains with less THC with counterbalancing CBD levels are Blue Widow, OG Kush. CBD:THC 1:1 Research so far supports strains with this kind of chemical makeup as these strains provides the most effective medicinal properties for a different number of disorders and their associated symptoms like insomnia, fibromyalgia, autism, chronic pain, spasticity, reduced appetite, and skin diseases. This kind of ratio provides the maximum relaxing effects with minimal euphoria. Strains known for this particular ratio are Cannatonic, Sweet Tooth Auto, Critical Mass CBD. CBD:THC 2:1 or 3:1 This type of strain is ideal for the patients who wish to avoid the euphoric effects of THC. This ratio is suitable to combat autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal issues like Crohn’s and colitis, arthritis, and psoriasis. The strains which are known for their calming effects with high CBD content are Kama Kush CBD, CBD Critical Cure, and Cheese Autoflowering. CBD:THC 1:0 This is the CBD dominant strain with enormous medicinal potential. The ratio is very rare in reality. However certain strains are close to this ratio such as CBD Therapy with 10% CBD and just 0.5% THC, Candida (CD-1) with 20% CBD and only 1% THC.
  10. The benefits of Marijuana has changed the public opinion about the product. People are now becoming more aware of its positive effects and thus, demanding its legalization with 64% votes across the country. Till yet, medical marijuana is legal in 29 States while recreational cannabis is legal in 6 US States. The growing demand for the product by the public has some good prospects for the establishment of the cannabis industry. The global market for cannabis, worth about $7.7 billion is expected to reach $31.4 billion by 2021. But, it's still not legal at the Federal level, which makes it difficult for the industrialists and the businessmen to operate cannabis business in the country, as many banks don't want to work with them or provide any finance to run their business in the fear of any legal prosecution. Due to this, cannabis dispensaries don't even get access to use credit or debit cards. The cannabis industry needs some financial solutions to work, under no risk factors and to be capable enough to compete with other sectors. Along with this, it is also necessary to prevent theft, product diversion, and other criminal activities and to maintain the track of inflow and outflow of capital used in doing business. To resolve all these issues, the market has come up with a solution; Cryptocurrency. It is a digital currency that is made from code and has no physical form. It is controlled by a decentralized network of associates. There is a use of encryption for the creation of the currency and verification of transactions. It has resolved the big problem of the cannabis industry, i.e., banking. Its network also helps in keeping a record of every transaction and uses a blockchain to maintain an irreversible record of deals. Forms of Marijuana Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency invented with the price, $0, and now its value is around $188 billion. After its successful circulation in the market other Cryptos came out, like Ethereum with a market cap of $103 billion and a price of more than $1000. Other existing cryptocurrencies are Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Stellar, and Litecoin. Some cryptocurrencies are made especially for specific industries like the Cannabis Industry. They are designed to make marijuana transactions more secure. These include Potcoin, Hempcoin, Marijuana coin, Sativa coin, Canna coin, Dope coin and Paragon. Among these, the most famous and the top-ranked marijuana-focused cryptocurrency is Potcoin with the market cap of $51 million. With the emergence of Cryptocurrency, the consumer has an option to use it to buy marijuana. He or she can exchange their crypto with the dispensary to buy their cannabis product. To obtain a Cryptocurrency, the consumer requires to show a valid ID. There is also a limit for purchasing it to prevent money laundering. Benefits of Cryptocurrency There are many benefits of using Cryptocurrency in the marijuana industry and dispensaries, such as: It provides security by maintaining lesser cash in the dispensary. Also, the Cryptocurrencies can be tracked easily, thus, there is a reduced risk of robbery or theft. It maintains complete privacy of the user's identity since all the transactions take place digitally. It is easy to maintain in keeping the transparency in the flow of the product from the marijuana industries to dispensaries to the user with Cryptocurrency. It holds every record of the cultivation, distribution and the selling of the product. Moreover, it provides convenience to the customer who avoids carrying cash to buy marijuana, thus, increasing the business and profit of the cannabis enterprises. Disadvantages of Cryptocurrency The concept of the Cryptocurrency is somewhat new among a majority of the people. Many people are still not able to understand the idea behind it and consider its use to be risky. People are uncertain about its future, which stops them from opting for this cashless option for their cannabis purchase and businesses. Stakeholders and businessmen are worried about the future of Cryptocurrency. Some economists predicted that soon, a government regulation will weaken the Crypto market. With these limitations, many don't want to stick to it as a hope for the marijuana industry. What's Next? It is currently difficult to predict the future of Cryptocurrency as the topic is new to a lot of people, including the industrialists. Possibly, if more States legalized the marijuana use, the Federal government will either leave the decision for the States or enact a strict legislation for its regulation. Also the awareness of the Federal government about Cryptocurrencies and their increasing demand with the growth of the cannabis industry may introduce legalization that would allow marijuana industry to use the banking services soon.
  11. The question is, how do you store cannabis in a way that could extend its longevity while maintaining the vigor and freshness? Experts have described different methods. However, here are some time-proven methods that are easy and inexpensive and require very less equipment. View this video for proper information:- How to Store Cannabis Properly and Make it Last for Years.mp4
  12. People undergoing chemotherapy often experience various side effects which can be detrimental to their health. In chemotherapy drugs are induced in the person’s body intravenously, and their major role is to attack the growing cancer cells. These drugs can even kill the healthy cells. A person undergoing chemotherapy often experiences nausea, vomiting, hair loss, loss of appetite, swelling in the hands and feet and many more. Marijuana offers immense health benefits and provides relief against various medical ailments. Cannabinoids like THC and CBD present in the cannabis is linked with medicinal properties. Studies suggest that CBD may help an individual manage and control various side effects of chemotherapy. If you are a medical patient, you can consume cannabis only if you have a medical marijuana recommendation. People of Los Angeles can take get their medical marijuana card in Los Angeles from the online medical card. Onlinemedicalcard is a clinic where people can get their mmj card online within a few minutes directly to their inbox. With your mmj card, you can use CBD with chemotherapy.CBD won’t get you high but provides relief against various chemotherapy side effects. Neuropathic pain: Cancer patients may experience neurotic pain because of their cancer or treatment. It is highly common among the patients undergoing chemotherapy and occurs mainly due to nervous system damage. Studies have revealed that CBD can treat neuropathic pain without affecting the nervous system or decreases the efficacy of the treatment. A clinical trial revealed that cancer patient experienced less pain after taking THC and CBD for 2 weeks. Nausea and Vomiting: CBD offers anti-emetic and anti-nausea properties that make chemotherapy more tolerable, and the chances of the success of it increase. Preclinical studies indicate that CBD can treat both nausea and vomiting which are the side effects of chemotherapy and other treatments. Swelling: Bloating is caused due to the retention of fluid in the body. This can usually be seen in face, hands, feet, and ankles. In rare cases, swelling can be the result of the allergic reaction to chemotherapy medications.CBD has immense anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a great choice for reducing swelling. It interacts with the CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system. Emotional well being: Getting a chemotherapy treatment seems like a lifetime, and this develops anxiety and depression in the cancer patients.CBD has the potential to treat various mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. Moreover, CBD influences specific receptors present in the endocannabinoid system which manage depression and anxiety. Stimulates Appetite: As discussed above that CBD stops nausea and vomiting and helps in stimulating the appetite of the person. Now, after knowing about its properties and benefits you want to give it a try. You can choose from the wide range of CBD products like edibles, oils, tinctures and more. But, first, you require a medical marijuana card to consume marijuana legally in Los Angeles. So, step ahead and get in contact with the licensed physician and pay a small amount and get your medical marijuana card online from the online medical card. The doctor will recommend once you qualify for an MMJ card. You will get your card delivered to your mail within 10 mins without any hassle. After getting this you can purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
  13. “Marijuana is a time-tested herb that affects the brain most and its results can be seen immediately or within 10-15 minutes. It’s not disputed that despite having certain intoxicating or drunkenness type effects, marijuana also carries medicinal properties. These medicinal properties have the potential to cure chronic mental ill-health conditions. In a recent research conducted at the University of British Columbia, the Scientists have found marijuana to have potentials for using it for mental health. A large number of the Patients have benefitted themselves by using Medical Marijuana Cards for the treatment of mental disorders, including psychosis, stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD and many more.” Practically, marijuana, alcohol, and caffeine all affect our brain the same way. For a time being, all the three make us high, keep us focused on a single thought that is reflected in the mind and hamper the brain’s ability to function normally. Of the three, only marijuana is believed & tested to have certain positive effects that are beneficial for the health. Marijuana is one of the oldest crops that were cultivated in Central Asia, China and Egypt. Ancient inhabitants started using marijuana as a narcotic drug at least 10,000 - 15,000 years ago. Evidence related to using this herb for medical purpose dates back to 2500-3000 BC back. Cultivation and medicinal uses of marijuana are also mentioned in the Ancient Indian Texts. But, there is hardly any reference that shows if any of the kingdoms had ever restricted cultivation or using marijuana, whatever be the purpose. However, after researching on the bad effects, this herb became ill-famed and invited State restrictions across the world. There has been a long ongoing debate on the issue, whether marijuana affects mental health. There has been neither a consensus nor any conclusion. People stand divided and stay swinging one side or the other. The second line of the intelligentsia that includes Doctors, Scientists & Scholars, appear to be firm in their opinion. They count negative effects of the marijuana on the mind and general health of the people more. Unfortunately, all the studies and researches were conducted on the addicted recreational smokers, but not on the medical marijuana users. The reason is, marijuana has been categorized as a Schedule-1 Drug. Legally, without getting State’s permission, it’s not possible to conduct tests on medical marijuana for human use. The process to get the permission is tedious, time-consuming and troublesome. In other words, scientific studies on the medical marijuana are very small or insignificant for arriving at some conclusive results. Use Of Marijuana in Psychiatric- Mental Health Conditions: In about 29 States, riding on the public demand, as well as political will, marijuana has been allowed for the treatment of several mental ill-health conditions. These include simple stress to PTSD, Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Alzheimer Disease etc. There are a few another Brain-related disease that directly results in mental ill-health. These include Brain Tumors, Blood Clots in Brain, Brain Inflammation due to Stress, and Encephalitis etc. Of these, Alzheimer Disease is one of the most deadly diseases in America. Epilepsy is another disease, though, can’t be directly stated to be a mental ill-health, and certainly affects the mental health during the course of the seizures. Use of Medical Marijuana in the treatment of these illnesses and other Psychiatric conditions has shown significant results. The patients who used medical marijuana for mental ill-health related issues reported getting a significant relief. By now, it has become clear that marijuana gives very good results in the conditions of depression, insomnia, and anxiety. How Does Medical Marijuana Affect Our Mind? Marijuana contains more than 100 compounds. Of these, more than 60 belong to Cannabinoids family. They got their name from the Cannabis. The scientists say that our internal system responds to the cannabinoids biologically. THC Cannabinoids which are found in the cannabis, have an almost same structure as that of natural cannabinoids available in the endocannabinoid system in our body. A natural communication system works between our brain, our organs and other parts of the body. When these natural cannabinoids are damaged, the cannabinoids found in cannabis can make up the deficiency of natural cannabinoids. According to the studies and research conducted at the prominent Universities in America and Canada, the Substance has been found to have the potential for curing the mental ill-health conditions. Researchers found that the marijuana had benefited the patients with stress, depression, anxiety and PTSD issues. California, Marijuana & Medical Marijuana Cards: In the contemporary times, California was the first State to legalize Medical Marijuana in the year 1996. Relying upon the undisputed reports on some of the beneficial effects, the State opened using this herb for the medical purpose and treatment of Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain Management and a few more conditions. The use of marijuana for medical purpose is channelized via Medical Marijuana Cards. Since then, despite facing severe criticism, the use of marijuana has survived in the California law. Rather, the herb has also become legal for recreational use, of course, subject to a few conditions. Why Should You Have A Medical Marijuana Card? From 1 January current year, use of recreational marijuana has become legal in the California State. The new cannabis law promises more benefits to the Medical Marijuana Users than the recreational users. Medical Marijuana users can carry it as per their need. They can grow more cannabis plants in their homes. Moreover, use of cannabis has been yet illegal at Federal Level. Only 29 States have legalized the use of marijuana, either for medical purpose, or recreation. If you are travelling to a non-legal State, your medical marijuana card can save you from Police harassment and embarrassments. These cards are valid for only 1-year. If you have been using medical marijuana previously, then do not forget to get your Medical Marijuana Card before its expiration date. In California, the Doctors are licensed by the State, as well as Local Health Dept. for recommending medical marijuana. You need a Doctor’s evaluation for getting a medical marijuana card. Physical clinics as well as Online Marijuana Clinics, are providing marijuana recommendations. Consulting an online doctor is convenient and time saver too.
  14. Thanks for your information.
  15. Stoners often indulge in the act of wake and bake. Cannabis gives the euphoric feeling along with the psychoactive effects. Cannabis recreational users who consume cannabis occasionally don’t have to worry much about the dosage of cannabis. But, the people who are dependent on cannabis for the whole day need to worry. As a medical cannabis user, there may be several questions pondering your mind, like, “How much cannabis should I take, and at what time.” Here, we have highlighted some points for the people who need to consume cannabis throughout the day. Edibles: If you don’t like to smoke you will probably be wondering, “Can I switch to edibles?” But remember, it is not a good option to introduce yourself to cannabis. Edibles are much stronger and have a long-lasting effect than vaporizers. Even an experienced cannabis user should consume micro-dose of the edible. Moreover, the best way to have edibles is to take it slowly and choose edibles having low amounts of THC, say 5mg or less every 1-2 hours and immediately stop when you don’t feel much pain. Edibles having a massive amount of THC are advisable to a cancer patient, but you should consult your doctor before ingesting even a single dose. CBD-Rich Products: Cannabinoids found in the marijuana imitates the endocannabinoids which are made by the body. CBD-rich products act as a buffer which modulates THC effects. The reason behind this phenomenon is that CBD is a negative modulator of CB1 receptors. However, this fact is still under consideration as human trials have shown different results. For instance, CBD may help the effect of THC to last longer, and vice-versa or may not have any significant effect. On the other hand, Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is another cannabinoid that is a negative modulator and has a high affinity to CB2 receptors. Don’t Operate Cars or Machinery: Cannabis affects the reaction time and the motor control, therefore, you should not operate cars or any other bulky types of machinery while consuming cannabis. Cannabis and the Workplace: No workplace entertains the use of cannabis, and you cannot risk your job. So, it is better to refrain yourself from using cannabis at the workplace. You can perhaps use it before or after your work. How to Prevent a Bad Experience? Using the products which have less amount of CBD can help in overcoming the adverse effects of THC. Chewing black peppercorns, which contains the terpenoid beta-caryophyllene can relieve you from adverse effects; it interacts with cannabinoids, calms and keeps you hydrated.
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