Marijuana is definitely going mainstream, despite the fact that it's still "illegal", the regulatory enforcement forces are getting relaxed by minute everyday. I was crossing the Canadians borders back to the States the other day, and officer chuckled when he knew I have an Online Smoke Shop business and I called it 421Store (as soon as I don't have the herb itself on me), At some point during the interaction, I felt he almost gonna ask me for a joint.
Anyways, back to what we were talking about. Now, you can use marijuana recreationally in eight states. Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Washington — and the District of Columbia.
Other than recreationally use, there are 21 other states allow the possession and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Tolerance. When you start smoking marijuana and doze off or get paranoid after a couple of hits, your friends recommend you to "build up some tolerance." And you do. In several months (or years, if you do not dive into regular smoking right away) you feel it. You have to smoke more to get high. And you hardly ever get as high as you used to get. Damn you, tolerance.
It is still unclear how cannabis tolerance works in terms of neurobiology. A recently published study suggests that the symptoms we experience may be determined by change in our brain’s ability to release dopamine. The research only describes the reaction of heavy users, people who were treated as ‘dependent on cannabis’ after using marijuana daily for many years. As you probably know, tolerance can be a problem even for someone who recently started smoking regularly, and there is next to no research on this matter.
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With an upcoming surgery in the back of my mind, I continue to think about what my doctor will prescribe for impending post-surgery pain. Since many legal hurdles for cannabis in DC, and especially in the surrounding areas, still exist, I must prepare myself for taking prescription pain-killers. This is unfortunate, because both anecdotal evidence and statistics prove that pain killers are a much riskier option to cannabis.
According to the CDC, 28,000 people died in 2014 due to opioid overdoes. Yet doctors continue to prescribe these medications for treatment. One could write an entire book about this topic alone, but the intention here is to focus on two key areas where responsible cannabis policy could greatly improve the lives of U.S. citizens who need it most.
The easiest way and least efficient way is to scrape out the resin from you pipe and keep it going, but as you may know, sometimes the resin starts to build up to the point that scraping method won’t be efficient, and in that case, you will have to do deeper cleaning.
My favorite way is to soak the pipe in isopropyl alcohol and salt. It’s a few steps process, but it totally worth it.
On average 1 in 8 will develop breast cancer coming in second only to skin cancer as one of the leading causes of death in women. In men the number is around 1 in 1,000. While the numbers have been slowly declining since 2000, 40,000 were still expected to die last year. A massive amount.
Last year, The National Cancer Institute received attention after it updated it’s website to include information on the anti-cancer effects of cannabis. The site contains studies that go over; compounds found in cannabis linked to tumor reduction, death of cancer cells in animal models, and the treatment of chemotherapy symptoms.
Preamble: When the other 27 states decide to allow their citizens their Constitutional right to organic medicine…here is a guide for you. Seek a doctor to allow such a right, overpay and register with the overbearing states Medical Marijuana Program (MMP).
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a condition usually diagnosed in children and can last into adulthood. Symptoms can include hyperactivity, forgetfulness, difficulty paying attention, and lacking organizational/prioritizational skills.
A study done in Berlin, Germany of 30 adult patients with treatment- resistant ADHD showed possible improvements with different types of cannabis flowers. They were showing improved concentration, sleep, and reduced impulsivity.
In 2012, Michele Leonhart, administrator of Drug Enforcement Administration refused to tell Congress about specific drugs like tobacco and alcohol being more physically and mentally harmful than marijuana. Not once did she mention the facts that show marijuana being far less harmful than other banned drugs.
You cannot have a fatal overdose on marijuana and though it does have addictive properties, they are low compared to the drugs such as prescription painkillers. Though the small amount of addictive properties, it can lead to low job and school performance.
Utter the phrase “420” and anyone who knows anything about marijuana can simply relate to your cannabis reference. The use of the term 420 was first referred back in the early 1970’s. A group of San Rafael California high school students who referred themselves as the “Waldo’s” coined the phrase in lieu of marijuana. Original Waldo Mark Gravitch’s father managed real estate for the Grateful Dead whose property were minutes from the Waldo’s hangout. The Waldo’s were often found outside of the band’s hills home listening to them practice and blazing. Another original member Dave Reddix’s brother managed a cover band of the Grateful Dead and was friends with the bands bassist Phil Lesh.