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Comparing the Toker’s Bowl and the Cannabis Cup. Getting High on Freedom.

Several friends have asked me how I would compare the Toker’s Bowl (on the July 4th weekend) with the Cannabis Cup (always on American Thanksgiving week). That is a hard question to answer.

First, it is very difficult to compare the natural beauty of Vancouver with the historic beauty of Amsterdam, but Vancouver in July is much more pleasant than Amsterdam in November. Nonetheless, Amsterdam is a magnificent city with great museums. Everyone should go at some point, whether or not they use cannabis, and cannabis aficionados should definitely consider doing the Cup at least once.

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Is Hemp-Extracted CBD the Future of Medicine?

What comes to mind when you think of the word medicine? For most of us, it means having a doctor spend fifteen minutes asking you some questions, performing a quick exam, and writing a prescription for pills that may or may not work and have side effects that could be worse than the condition that they are supposed to treat. Luckily, the growing social and legal acceptance of using cannabis to treat certain conditions mean that new treatments are becoming available. One of those treatments comes in the form of cannabidiol, known by the scientific shorthand designation CBD. Hemp-extracted CBD shows promise in treating many conditions that were previously either untreatable or could only be treated with prescriptions that had debilitating side effects.

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Cannabidiol for Epilepsy: Can CBD Stop Seizures?

Until recently, the scientific world didn’t know much about the effects of the cannabis plant. There were some theories about its possible uses and a growing community of people espousing the benefits of using cannabis, but it was pretty unclear how the plant’s compounds exerted their effects on the mind and body. Nowadays, however, scientists are carefully studying the effects of cannabinoids (the chemical compounds in cannabis) to see how they interact with different illnesses. One surprising finding has been the usefulness of Cannabidiol (CBD) in treating epilepsy.

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Can Cannabis Cause Heart Diseases? WHO Explains

The danger of tobacco use as a cause of heart diseases is well-known. Long-term marijuana use may be dangerous from a neurocognitive standpoint, but there is little evidence available regarding its impact on heart and blood vessels. A recent WHO report, based on all the significant research in the field for the past two decades, explains the health consequences of cannabis use, particularly its effects on the cardiovascular system.

With more and more people supporting the idea of both legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes and legally using it as a recreational drug, it is more important than ever to obtain solid scientific data on the potential health impact of cannabis use.

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5 Ways CBD Oil Can Relieve Insomnia

In a world of overpriced medications brimming with side effects, more and more people are turning to CBD, or Cannabidiol, a chemical from the Cannabis plant that has been proven to help people live better lives.

CBD comes from the same plant as marijuana but does not contain the THC responsible for making people high. Instead, it is noted for its ability to support pain relief and stress management.

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