Maximizing CBD’s Effects and Benefits: 5 Experts Weigh In

Maximizing CBD’s Effects and Benefits: 5 Experts Weigh In

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By Leafly.com This article is sponsored by Firefly, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in the research, design, and manufacturing of vaporizer hardware. Is CBD the magic cannabis molecule, or a misleading fad? There’s certainly a major trend toward CBD-only products on the cannabis market, and a push in some states leery of medical marijuana to legalize only one or two cannabinoids. Yet many are fighting back against this approach.  That’s because there’s an interactive synergy between cannabis compounds, known as the entourage effect, and many benefits attributed broadly to cannabis can only be unlocked through “whole plant medicine” – that is, with THC, CBD, terpenes, and other cannabinoids working together in sync. RELATED STORY 5 Experts Weigh in on Cannabis Concentrates and How to Use Them Whole plant medicine has…
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Weed workshop introduces Ont. seniors to world of medical marijuana

Weed workshop introduces Ont. seniors to world of medical marijuana

Elders, Medical Cannabis
There might be something special about grandma’s latest batch of brownies. A new monthly workshop north of Toronto is helping seniors navigate the world of medical marijuana. “Our demographic is middle-aged to older people,” Rick Gillman of CanCann Consulting told CTV Barrie. “We do have lots of people in their 80s and even one I know in their 90s who are successfully using cannabis and having great results with it.” Marijuana has been used to treat a diverse array of conditions, such as PTSD, epilepsy and arthritis. From general information about cannabis, as the plant is also called, to ways it can be turned into edibles, oils and tinctures, the workshop covered all aspects of using marijuana as a medicine. People also showed up to tell others how the plant…
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The Power of Thyme

The Power of Thyme

Herbal Medicine
By Anthony William | Medical Medium Thyme has a powerful ability to kill off bacteria and viruses and should be taken at first signs of a cold or illness. It is a rich source of several essential vitamins such as vitamins A, E, C, K, B-complex and folic acid and it is also one of the best sources of calcium, iron, manganese, selenium, and potassium. Thyme contains antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, carminative, diaphoretic, and expectorant properties which supports healing throughout the entire body. Thyme is vital to help stimulate memory, prevent nightmares and melancholy, ease headache and muscle tension, soothe coughs, relieve fevers, and fight colds and infections. It also contains a compound called carvacrol which is an excellent natural tranquilizer and has a tonic effect on the entire nervous system.…
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Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders

Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders

Medical Cannabis, Mental Health
by Honor Whiteman | 16 November 2016 | Medical News Today Contrary to research that suggests marijuana may act as a gateway drug, encouraging the use of other harmful substances, a new study indicates it may have the opposite effect. In the journal Clinical Psychology Review, researchers suggest marijuana use has the potential to help treat some individuals with substance use disorders, such as opioid addiction. What is more, the review - led by Zach Walsh, an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Canada - suggests using marijuana could help alleviate symptoms of some mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While marijuana, or cannabis, remains the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, with around 22.2 million users in the past month,…
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