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Weed For PTSD?

Christina St-Jean
in Science

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, most commonly known as PTSD, has long plagued veterans. Whether it's flashbacks, nightmares, or something more sinister, PTSD has been a definite mental health problem ...

How Weed Affects Your 5 Senses

Bethany Tiamat
in Science

Your five senses change when you smoke weed. Obvious statement is obvious, but let's break that down for a second. Weed makes you feel happier—more loose, more free. This is because cannabis affects y...

Is Smoking Marijuana Damaging Your Lungs?

Ami Roach
in Science

Every day, it seems like there is another story about the things that marijuana can help with. People suffering from chronic pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and a variety of other illnesses have ...

Does Marijuana Affect Brain Development?

Wendy Weedler
in Science

Marijuana can be a very useful substance, but given the relative lack of knowledge about long-term effects, we could all stand to be as educated as possible before engaging. A little cannabis can be great for social gatherings, as it reduces anxiety and temporarily improves mood. However, Mary Jane doesn’t always treat its users fairly. This beautiful plant can turn into a flower of doom amongst younger smokers. It's pretty well-established at this point that cannabis use will not cause the any ...

How To Use Cannabis As Medicine

Rachel Colic
in Science

Cannabis has been used as a medicinal plant for millennia. Across continents and throughout every type of society, humans have been using cannabis for health and wellness for longer than mankind has b...

Are You Inhaling Wrong?

Sigmund Fried
in Science

Weed costs money, and money can be hard to come by, so if you’re short on cash but still want to catch the best buzz possible you need to ask yourself “are you inhaling wrong?” Most people who consume...

Can Marijuana Help You Lose Weight?

Ed Green
in Science

When most people think of a session with Mary Jane, the image of vegging out in heavy couchlock, a bag of Doritos in one hand and a TV remote in the other, springs to mind. Now, this isn't exactly what your average fitness coach means when they say “work out”, unless you're trying to jack up your button-pressing thumb muscles. Based on all of the common conceptions about marijuana munchies, it should stand to reason that cannabis users have a higher incidence of obesity and weight-related diseas...

Relationship Between Weed and Music

Gus Welch
in Science

Getting stoned and putting on some songs may be a stoner stereotype, but the observant cannabis user will know that there’s just something different about music when you’re high. So what’s the relatio...

Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Ami Roach
in Science

Let’s talk about the benefits of medical marijuana. As the decriminalization of medical cannabis continues to sweep across the United States it is becoming accessible to more and more people. While th...

Benefits of CBD Oil

Aunt Mary
in Science

Until recently, the study of the positive effects of marijuana has been relatively overlooked, as have the benefits of cannabidiol, or CBD oil, a non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Besides the still-evident stigmatization of cannabis, specific government legislation and funding constraints have made it all the more difficult for scientists to focus on CBD research. It is only more recently that the medical field has started to realize the potential for cannabinoids to cure diseases, relie...

Should You Be Eating Raw Weed?

Ed Green
in Science

As the wave of marijuana reform spreads across the country, people everywhere are beginning to explore the different properties of this intriguing plant, and one of the many questions people are askin...

How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil

Ed Green
in Science

Cannabis coconut oil is abundantly used for edibles, topical salves, body care products, and much more. What makes coconut oil so special? When using cannabis for cooking or in oils, the road to succe...

How to Smoke Dabs Without a Rig

Ami Roach
in Science

Dabs have become the go to choice for weed aficionados these days, with or without a rig. Some people say that there is no wrong way to smoke weed, those people are wrong and have probably never had t...

Why Marijuana Gives You the Munchies

Wendy Weedler
in Science

Everyone is familiar with the munchies; that intense, gotta-have-some-snacks-now feeling you get from using marijuana. However, not many people know why marijuana gives you the munchies. In order to provide some edutainment, we will explore the science behind cannabis and its connection to the salty, sticky, sweet snacks that so often follow. There are many different explanations for why cannabis causes the munchies, and each one may just be playing a part in a larger system that we do not yet u...

Indoor Marijuana Growing Advice

Hydro Wilson
in Science

Do not use any soil whatsoever. Instead, use a prepackaged soil-less mix. Three good brands commonly available are Premier Pro-Mix BX BioFungicide, Sun Gro Metro Mix, and Roots Organics, along with ma...

Why Is Weed Different Colors?

Johnny Hash
in Science

Would you rather eat skittles and taste the rainbow or would you prefer to take in its colors while preparing a fat joint? After that reflective puff, you gaze at your stash thinking why is weed diffe...