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How marijuana is a topic of health and science; how it aids in health advancements.

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...

Cannabis and Native Americans

Hyapatia Lee
in Culture

Native Americans have always respected and used “teaching plants.” By far the most commonly used and most beneficial plant is cannabis or marijuana. Whether it was smoked or eaten, its use has been ve...

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...

Cannabis Infused Beauty Products

David McCleary
in Buyer's Guide

Cannabis is a beauty ingredient that is full of hydrating omegas and antioxidants. Cannabis-infused beauty products will provide you with healthy and glowing skin. Cannabis infused beauty products are...

Understanding Cannabinoids

Ed Green
in Science

Understanding cannabinoids as a layman seems to be only slightly less confusing than understanding them as a scientist. That’s not entirely true, but we are talking about a system within the human body with who-knows-how-many receptors and we’ve identified exactly two in the last twenty years. Which is great, because new science is fun, and the concept of understanding cannabinoids is definitely new science.

Does Smoking Weed Improve Your Workout?

Wendy Weedler
in Science

I've received this question many times: people wanting to know if they can smoke weed to improve their workout. This is a very particular topic where people are either misinformed or simply don't know the answer. The fact is, medical marijuana, when used appropriately and correctly prescribed, can improve your work out. There is a link between exercise and cannabis. Cannabis has been the main topic of a discussion in trying to determine if it should be used as part of a sport training program. O...

Best Cannabis Strains for Sleep

Potent Staff
in Science

Medical marijuana is used to remedy several conditions that may include insomnia, severe pain and anxiety. It is important to note that medical marijuana doesn’t treat the aforementioned conditions but rather serves to relieve them as symptoms of an underlying illness. Concerning sleep disorders, several varieties of marijuana are known to be particularly helpful. In this article, I shall discuss several strains generally regarded as the best cannabis strains for sleep. Marijuana is a naturally ...

Albizzia: The Legal Happiness Herb

David McCleary
in Science

With depression as one of the leading ailments in Western Society, any herb that has properties to relieve it are of great interest. Albizzia julibrissin or Silk Tree is one such plant. The legal happ...

The Weed Ate My Homework

Barbaro Paesano
in Culture

Let’s talk about stereotypes for a second. When you think of the stereotypical stoner, what comes to mind? Dreadlocked men and Rasta flags? Deadbeat hippies listening to The Grateful Dead in an old Vo...

Marijuana and Breastfeeding

Banji Ganchrow
in Science

So you want to have a baby. The doctor tells you all of the things you cannot do when you are pregnant. Kind of makes you wonder why you wanted to get pregnant in the first place. I can't drink? I can...

The Four-Twenty Games... Yep, They're Real

Anne St. Marie
in Culture

If you picture what a ‘420 Games’ would look like, let’s get real ---- you’re not picturing pillars of athletic prowess. No, dedicated pot users are far more often stereotyped as out-of-shape basement...

Crash Course in Cannabis Education

Wendy Weedler
in Science

Guess what? Marijuana is a very useful plant – and not just for smoking! Over the plant’s long history with human civilization, it has had a wide variety of functions; from industrial to medical appli...

Can You Smoke Lettuce?

David McCleary
in Buyer's Guide

Not everyone who probably would benefit from cannabis products is prepared to to do something illegal. Others have neither the time for meditation nor an appetite for abstinence. The logical solution,...

Chill Parents? Study Shows the Middle-Aged More Likely to Light Up Than Teens

Anne St. Marie
in Culture

When you think of ‘weed’ plus ‘parents’, some standard scenarios generally come to mind. Your mom showing pictures of your brain on drugs, your dad admonishing you to stay in school and avoid any use ...

My First Time With Edibles

Samantha Bentley
in Culture

I am not a huge weed smoker. No wait, scrap that. I don’t smoke weed. I have before, of course, and I like it, don’t get me wrong! Actually I am right now so maybe I should just eliminate most of what...

Why You Should Use All Natural Products to Smoke Weed

David McCleary
in Culture

Using all natural products to indulge in your herb will make your experience all the better. Most stoners will tell you they like their smoking experience easy, sometimes quick and uncomplicated. Well...