Author Archives: Mclean

Here’s what symptom relief with cannabis feels like for medical patients

Being a medical cannabis patient often means knowing two worlds—the symptom-ridden world of being in need of medication, and the world of bodily woes dramatically reduced. Because the endocannabinoid system works with other systems throughout the body, cannabis is able to lessen or even eliminate painful health conditions for millions of patients around the world. I’m one […]

Study finds cannabinoid plays key role in PTSD and ‘fear extinction’

The ability to forget fear is vital in allowing us to live normal lives. If we remembered every ounce of fear we’d ever felt, we wouldn’t be able to function. One of the hallmarks of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is impaired fear extinction—the process that helps our brains forget traumatic events. Anandamide may play a […]

Cannabis and coconut oil: Uses, benefits, and a recipe to make your own

Coconut oil has managed to infuse its way into some of the cannabis industry’s most sought-after products, including edibles and topicals, but why? Why is coconut oil popular for cannabis infusion? Coconut oil has a high concentration of fatty acids (saturated fats). The surplus of these fatty acids in coconut oil create a strong binding […]

What is a vape cartridge?

Patrick Bennett March 10, 2020 Share Print When it comes to ease of use, portability, and functionality, one cannabis product stands tall above the rest—vapes. You may know them as vape carts or pre-loaded cannabis oil vape cartridges, and they have quickly become the go-to concentrate-based product for both cannabis novices and enthusiasts. However, when […]

Anatomy of a vape pen

Vape pens have revolutionized the way many people consume cannabis, as well as other materials, including nicotine and flavored oils. They are discreet and convenient, allowing you to reap the benefits of cannabis products without needing to roll a joint or use a bulky apparatus. To activate the cannabinoids—such as CBD and THC—in cannabis, it […]

What are cannabis concentrates, oils, and extracts?

Cannabis concentrates, oils, and extracts offer many unique benefits that you won’t find smoking flower. From easy, precise dosing to clean and refined flavors, concentrates focus on the ingredients in cannabis that matter most. In this 4-part series, you’ll learn the fundamentals of concentrates, explore product options, discover how extracts are made, and more.   Cannabis […]

Cuomo’s Plan To Legalize Marijuana: ‘The Devils In The Details’

Less than two years ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that marijuana was a “gateway drug” and that he could not support legalizing it. Last week, he made legalizing marijuana a cornerstone of his State of the State address, saying that it could generate $300 million for New York “in a way that creates an economic opportunity for […]

World Health Organization Calls for Cannabis Rescheduling

International drug treaties have long stood in the way of cannabis reform on the national level. But in newly issued recommendations, the World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s time to change course on how the United Nations categorizes cannabis. It’s the latest sign that the world is warming to the health benefits of a plant […]

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