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on October 11, 2018 in World News

The Evolution of Cannabis Slang Terminology

By Deb Powers If it’s true that the best-loved child has many names, cannabis must be one of Mother Earth’s favorite children. Jonathon Green, who wrote the definitive Green’s Dictionary of Slang, estimates that there are at least 1,000 different names for weed – and that’s just in English. Have you ever wondered where pot, bud, joint and other names for weed came from? Check out this compilation of slang for weed to find out. Why Are There So Many Names for Weed? Considering its checkered history, it’s not surprising that weed has had many aliases. The plant that’s...

By Deb Powers If it’s true that the best-loved child has many names, cannabis must be one of Mother Earth’s favorite children. Jonathon Green, who wrote the definitive Green’s Dictionary of Slang, estimates that there are at least 1,000...

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on October 6, 2018 in Featured World News

Marijuana makes you want more sex, not less — and it might even make you enjoy it more

The stereotype of a weed smoker is that they are lazy and can’t be bothered to do anything. This includes sex. However, according to recent research, this isn’t true at all. In fact, people who use cannabis reported having more sex. A separate study found that women who used cannabis before sex found it more enjoyable. A common stereotype is that smoking weed makes you lazy. The image of a “stoner” is often portrayed as someone who sits around, snacking on junk food, and is too languid to do anything — including have sex. But scientific research has pushed...

The stereotype of a weed smoker is that they are lazy and can’t be bothered to do anything. This includes sex. However, according to recent research, this isn’t true at all. In fact, people who use cannabis reported having...

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on October 6, 2018 in Featured World News

The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little locks on the surface of your cells. The keys to these locks are chemical molecules called agonists. Each time an agonist binds to a cell it relays a message, giving your cell specific direction. The endocannabinoid system is the name for a series of cell receptors that respond to certain kinds of agonists. Two primary cell receptors make up the ECS, Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1) and Cannabinoid Receptor 2 (CB2). The keys for these receptors are called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids...

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little locks on the surface of your cells. The keys to these locks are chemical molecules called agonists. Each time...

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on October 6, 2018 in Featured World News

CBD For Dogs: It’s Good For You

By Sponsored Content by Medipets CBD Have dogs? Then you know both how much joy they can bring to a home, and also how expensive it can be to keep a dog healthy. Research shows that owning a dog is good for your health. And common sense says that a healthy dog is better for your health than a sick dog. And, as we all know, it’s better for your financial health, as well. Let’s face it. Veterinarians and pet medications are not cheap. According to the ASPCA, dog owners spend more than $1,000 on their pets in the...

By Sponsored Content by Medipets CBD Have dogs? Then you know both how much joy they can bring to a home, and also how expensive it can be to keep a dog healthy. Research shows that owning a dog...

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on October 6, 2018 in Featured World News

7 Reasons to use CBD for women under 30

Submitted by Marijuana News CBD doesn’t just treat one condition, it treats the whole person—mind, body and spirit. That’s why CBD for women holds such powerful potential to generate wellness. We live in a society that often waits to treat medical conditions until they become debilitating. Meanwhile, millions of young women are struggling to live their best lives due to subtle mental and physical ailments. They’re always just a little too stressed, a little tired, or a little too achy. CBD for women is a powerful solution as it tackles a number of these conditions—all at once and holistically....

Submitted by Marijuana News CBD doesn’t just treat one condition, it treats the whole person—mind, body and spirit. That’s why CBD for women holds such powerful potential to generate wellness. We live in a society that often waits to...

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on September 13, 2018 in Featured World News

New Studies Show That Marijuana Enhances and Increases Sex

By Sara Brittany Somerset, Forbes Recent scientific studies substantiate what many marijuana users have claimed all along — that it enhances sexual relations. Currently, almost all research into the effects of the cannabis plant is prohibited by the U.S. government due to its classification as a Schedule I substance. However, 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, while nine states have also legalized adult use of recreational marijuana. Legalization benefits academia, as it finally allows researchers to study and analyze marijuana’s effects, including its impact on sexual intercourse. According to a research study in the...

By Sara Brittany Somerset, Forbes Recent scientific studies substantiate what many marijuana users have claimed all along — that it enhances sexual relations. Currently, almost all research into the effects of the cannabis plant is prohibited by the U.S....

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on September 13, 2018 in Featured World News

More older Americans are turning to marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years. A study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle aged and older adults are using marijuana — and using it a lot. The analysis comes from data gathered in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2015 and 2016. About 9 percent of U.S. adults between ages 50 and 64 used marijuana in the the previous year, according to survey results. About 3 percent of people over 65 used...

Submitted by Marijuana News Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years. A study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle...

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on September 9, 2018 in Featured World News

Cannabis drinks grow in popularity, give patients more options

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis-infused beverages give a whole new meaning to the phrase, “What the hell was in that drink?” In fact, infused drinks are not only a tasty way for patients to consume their medicine, but they come with benefits other edibles don’t have. Infused drinks now make up about 1 percent of sales in the Arizona market, said Jessica Lukas, vice president of consumer insights at BDS Analytics. In the first two quarters of 2018, the sales of beverages increased by 9 percent. While they’re not a huge part of the market, cannabis beverages do play an...

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis-infused beverages give a whole new meaning to the phrase, “What the hell was in that drink?” In fact, infused drinks are not only a tasty way for patients to consume their medicine, but they...

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on September 9, 2018 in Featured World News

When will marijuana stocks be profitable?

Submitted by Marijuana News Ready or not, recreational legalization is just around the corner for our neighbor to the north. In 40 days, licensed retail dispensaries will be able to sell adult-use cannabis to those aged 18 or 19 and older, depending on the province. Aside from Canada making history by becoming the first industrialized nation to give the green light to recreational weed, legalization also means big bucks for Canadian marijuana stocks. Though estimates vary wildly — as we’d expect to see from an industry that really has no precedence — the expectation is that legal cannabis in Canada could...

Submitted by Marijuana News Ready or not, recreational legalization is just around the corner for our neighbor to the north. In 40 days, licensed retail dispensaries will be able to sell adult-use cannabis to those aged 18 or 19 and older,...

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on September 9, 2018 in Featured World News

How to talk cannabis in seven different countries

Submitted by Marijuana News Traveling to the Netherlands? Russia? This weed slang guide will make sure you’re never dry. Ever wondered how to get pot when you’re in Paris? For starters, you have to at least know how to say it, as the French are notorious for sticking to their own language. But what if your travels take you elsewhere? While we probably wouldn’t recommend running around Tokyo asking where to score—you could easily land yourself five years in prison for weed in Japan—knowing a bit of local lingo can help you come up across the world. While there are...

Submitted by Marijuana News Traveling to the Netherlands? Russia? This weed slang guide will make sure you’re never dry. Ever wondered how to get pot when you’re in Paris? For starters, you have to at least know how to...

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