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  1. A couple answers here touch on the major considerations for edible vs smoking. Basically, all combustion - pot, tobacco, etc - is going to introduce harmful compounds that you'll inhale along with the compounds you're after. The smell and stigma can also be unwanted 'costs'. The upside of smoking: lots of surface area in your lungs and very small particles/vapor that ensure a rapid delivery and meaningful levels of the drug into the bloodstream; low cost; portability; 'on the fly' decarboxylation. Vaporizing the herb is safer but usually requires pretty bulky gear and is slower/less portable. Vaporizing oils is ideal in my opinion since you can use low power gear, high concentration oils, have rapid uptake and no combustion. Edibles require someone to decarb the herb, extract the cannabinoids and terpenes, then add the extract to an edible. Knowing the dose and purity of the product can be a crapshoot, but the number of compounds can be fairly high and last a long time. The simplest edible is perhaps the best in terms of cost per mg - tinctures. That just scratches the surface of what info is out there and I'd definitely read up a bit, stick with tested, reviewed manufacturers and see what works for you. Good luck!
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    Marijuana and Broken Bones?

    Smoking weed and coming down with a case of "the munchies" often go hand-in-hand. You ravenously go through packs of potato chips, candy, and any food within arms reach. Surprisingly, while “lighting up” is associated with increased appetite, a recent study in the American Journal of Medicine has found smokers are more likely to have lower body weight and broken bones. "Our research has shown that heavy users of cannabis have quite a large reduction in bone density compared with nonusers and there is a real concern that this may put them at increased risk of developing osteoporosis and fractures later in life," said Stuart Ralston, lead researcher of the study, and professor at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine, in a statement
  3. We know this because traces of THC are found in the urine of breastfed babies whose mothers use marijuana. Researchers think that babies exposed to marijuana through breast milk may become sedated and unable to suck well. Experts are also concerned about the long-term effects on the development of children exposed to these chemicals during breastfeeding. The same thing applies whether you smoke weed or consume marijuana edibles or oil. In fact, many edibles contain higher amounts of THC than what you smoke. And marijuana is not less risky than other drugs (such as antidepressants) because it is "natural." Weed may also be contaminated with other drugs or herbicides that could put your baby at even greater risk. Even marijuana from legal dispensaries labeled as approved or certified isn't necessarily uncontaminated, because dispensaries aren't tightly regulated.
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    CBD oil: a beginner's guide

    Hi there, Thanks for your well-researched information. I want to add some line : The Most Common Issues People use CBD Oil to Treat? Cannabidiol is largely used for medicinal purposes. The huge array of possible applications is being rapidly pursued, which has led to much excitement for patients seeking alternative treatment and for those who haven’t been able to find solutions with modern pharmaceuticals. Although the list continues to grow, here are four of the major areas patients are currently using CBD oil to treat. Inflammation and Chronic Pain There are few options for people who suffer from chronic pain, especially if opioids pose too high of a risk. Cannabidiols on the other hand pose no risk of overdose, and no risk of addiction. So far they have proven just as powerful in the treatment of specific cases of chronic pain as the more traditional opioid-based medicines. Epilepsy One of the most visible therapies, CBD is able to radically reduce or completely eliminate the number and severity of seizures. This is particularly evident in the treatment of children whose epilepsy was resistant to traditional medicines. On top of this, CBD oil is a safe, all natural substance, safe for consumption by small children. Depression Cannabidiol has a direct relationship to the endocannabinoid system, and specifically with the way our body produces and re-absorbs serotonin. Because of this, CBD oil has given many people suffering from depression a way to find hope when SSRIs have failed. It can provide immediate relief and remains effective over the long term. Tumors The reason why many are labeling CBD therapy as a miracle is that it has been found in laboratory studies to reduce the growth of tumors. Specifically, the research has found an ability to reduce the metastasis of cancer cells, their proliferation rate and the ability to move to other areas of the body.
  5. yes @LabRat you are right You can get a medical card for illness and many physical problems like: Cancer. Anorexia. AIDS. Chronic pain. Spasticity. Cachexia. Persistent muscle spasms, including those associated with multiple sclerosis. Seizures, and many more.
  6. Some THC metabolites have an elimination half-life of 20 hours. However, some are stored in body fat and have an elimination half-life of 10 to 13 days. It takes five to six half-lives for a substance to be almost entirely eliminated. This is why you see advice that one-time use is probably not detectable after five to eight days. Most researchers agree that urine tests for marijuana can detect the drug in the body for up to 13 days. However, there is anecdotal evidence that the length of time that marijuana remains in the body is affected by how often the person smokes, how much he smokes, and how long he has been smoking. Regular smokers have reported positive drug test results after 45 days since last use, and heavy smokers have reported positive tests 90 days after quitting.
  7. According to the NASEM report, studies show that both inhaled marijuana (vaporized or smoked) and cannabinoid compounds that come from the cannabis plant (like THC, mostly responsible for the high, or cannabidiol, CBD, one of the most medically promising of the hundreds of chemical compounds found in marijuana) work for pain. This is likely largely related to natural cannabinoid receptors that we already have in our body and that doctors think marijuana play a great role in pain control. But the exact mechanisms showing how marijuana relieves pain are not fully understood yet. So It is a big yes you can use Marijuana For Chronic Pain. Enjoy With marijuana and stay healthy
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