7 Amazing Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil You Must Know

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil You Must Know

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil You Must Know

cannabis oil for health

Essential oils have been used since the oldest of times for their beneficial properties about general health. In this article, we will discuss about cannabis oil and its amazing benefits, shedding more light on how useful these types of oils can actually be. In the paragraphs below, discover the numerous ways in which cannabis oil can be used, including for the treatment of depression, anxiety and stress. It can alleviate problems of the GI tract, help you deal with pain and it strengthens the body, acting as a tonic. Let’s find out more information on the subject.

stress and cannabis medicine

#1 Stress & anxiety

We live in a world that functions at high speed, which has led to more and more people suffering from stress and anxiety. These conditions are often addressed with psychological counseling and medication. However, natural remedies, such as cannabis oil, can be just as effective, improving the overall quality of life for the patient suffering from such conditions. When used, it stimulates the release of happiness hormones at the level of the brain, helping the patient enter into a state of calmness and relaxation.

cannabis and depression

#2 Depression

The symptoms of depression are multiple and varied, causing the patient to refrain from social interaction and stop taking care of himself/herself. Cannabis oil can be one of the most effective remedies for such problems, regardless of how severe the symptomatology might be. This is because, like in patients suffering from stress and anxiety, this essential oil has a positive effect on the happiness centers of the brain. When dopamine and serotonin are released in the brain, the symptomatology of depression improves, and patients enjoy a better quality of life.

cannabis for sleeping aids

#3 Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most common problems of the modern world, affecting millions of people, with different backgrounds and occupations. Moreover, the lack of sleep has a negative effect on the daily life, leading to stress and anxiety (vicious circle). Cannabis oil is an excellent remedy for insomnia, helping you get a good night’s sleep, without too much effort. This is because, once again, it has a relaxing effect at the level of the mind, inducing a restful and rejuvenating sleep.

cannabis and appetite loss

#4 Appetite loss

Many people, who suffer from chronic conditions or those who are recovering from various injuries, also have to deal with appetite loss. If no measures are taken, the health of the GI tract is affected, and the patient can suffer from malnourishment. Cannabis oil is known to be an excellent appetite stimulant, inducing the hunger sensation in an efficient manner. It also has a stimulating effect at the level of the GI tract, promoting healthy digestion. This is especially useful for those who have lost a lot of weight, due to illness or injury, and they need to get back to a healthy figure.

memory and cannabis

#5 Memory problems

Memory loss is a common problem in people who suffer from neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease. It has a negative impact on the overall quality of life, and it leads to social isolation, especially since it is progressive. If you ask yourself how to improve memory, cannabis oil is the solution to the question. It has a stimulating effect on the brain, with guaranteed improvement whereas mild impairment is concerned. In the future, researchers hope to create brain enhancers that help people who suffer from neurodegenerative conditions, with cannabis essential oil representing an active ingredient.

neck pain and cannabis

#6 Pain

Pain is one of the most discomforting symptoms out there, being encountered in both acute and chronic conditions of different kinds. It can impact the quality of life, prevent the patient from functioning and, in severe situations, it is something genuinely hard to endure. Cannabis oil has excellent pain relieving properties, being recommended for those who have to deal with chronic pain in particular (such as those who have been diagnosed with inflammatory conditions). In acute conditions, cannabis oil has proven out to be just as efficient, relieving pain without problems. This natural remedy is often used by people who suffer from different types of cancer, as it helps them deal with the constant pain caused by cancer itself or by the various aggressive treatments (radiotherapy, chemotherapy, etc.).

sore body and cannabis

#7 Sore muscles

If you train on a regular basis or engage in a serious physical activity, you might have to deal with sore muscles. One of the best remedies you can turn to, in this particular case, is the cannabis-infused coconut oil. This is highly efficient, and it can be used as a topical application. For this process, there are some steps that you have to follow. First of all, you need to decarboxylate the cannabis, in order to activate its beneficial properties. Second, you need to infuse the coconut oil, using sunflower lecithin in the process. Mix everything well and strain, using a satchel, in order to obtain the cannabis-infused coconut oil. Store the natural remedy in an airtight container, preferably in a dark location. You can use it for sore muscles but also for different recipes in the kitchen.

In conclusion, these are some of the most amazing health benefits of cannabis oil that you have to be aware of. As you have seen, cannabis oil has a lot of benefits to offer, helping you deal with serious conditions, such as anxiety, stress, and depression. It can be used to relieve pain, for both acute and chronic conditions, to treat sore muscles and even to stimulate the appetite. It might interest you to know that cannabis oil is effective when it comes to cancer prevention, not to mention it can keep the heart strong and healthy.

Author Bio:

Sophie Addison is a popular blogger and skincare expert. She is very passionate about writing on skincare and beauty. She has posted articles on tips for fine lines and wrinkles, joint pain treatment, weight loss and fitness news.

 

 

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Published at Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Top 5 Cannabis Strains For Glaucoma

Top 5 Cannabis Strains For Glaucoma

Top 5 Strains For Glaucoma

MARIJUANA FOR GLAUCOMA

With over 3 million Americans living with glaucoma, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most requested illnesses for medical marijuana applications. Glaucoma is an eye disorder caused by increased pressure on the eye. For decades now, doctors have known that marijuana is effective in reducing this pressure, providing relief for those who suffer from glaucoma.

Both the THC and CBD content in marijuana reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the eye to reduce the pain and discomfort that accompanies glaucoma. Strains that have a high THC and CBD content will be most effective in reducing the pressure from glaucoma. We’ve rounded up five of the most common strains used by patients for glaucoma. If you are looking to use these strains for yourself, inquire about its potency rather than the strain name. While these strains are recommended, the THC and CBD content will vary depending on the grower.

It’s also important to note that while some glaucoma patients find that higher THC content is more effective, others report that CBD-rich strains are better. At the end of the day, finding the right strain for glaucoma relief requires some trial and error on your part.

maui waui strain

  • Maui Waui is the most popular cannabis strain used for treating glaucoma. It has all the trimmings of a classic sativa profile and will make you feel like you’re sitting on a tropical beach thanks to its delicious flavors – hence the name. In fact, the Maui Waui strain was originally developed out of volcanic soil. This strain is beginner-friendly; for first time patients who are looking for immediate relief from glaucoma without fear of getting too stoned this is the strain for you.  The THC content of Maui Waui ranges from 15-20%.

Cherry Kola

  • Cherry Kola is a world-famous indica strain that is loved not just for its sweet cherry flavor but also for its medicinal properties. Cherry Kola gives users a calming yet euphoric high without numbing the body too much – you can still be creative and get things done when you use Cherry Kola. However, it’s also notorious for giving the munchies. Cherry Kola is an excellent choice for patients who want to manage pain from glaucoma as well as depression, stress, and anxiety.

blueberry strain

  • Blueberry has been around since the 1970’s yet this legendary strain continues to win hearts all over the world. The sweet blueberry flavor of this strain will definitely make you smile with each puff. Blueberry is widely used among the medical marijuana patients because it has powerful pain-killing properties that very few strains can surpass, highly recommended for those who experience debilitating pain as a result of glaucoma.

headband strain

  • Headband   is a wonderful strain if you are looking for long hours of relaxation combined with powerful pain-killing properties. Headband will chill you out so well that you’ll forget about your glaucoma. This strain make you feel good, and it’s well-loved for its uplifting and feel-good high. Some users report feeling sleepy, so it’s a good choice for those who are also suffering from insomnia. Headband is known for being one of the strongest hybrids in the market; we recommend that you take it easy if it’s your first time to try this strain.

purple kush strain

  • Purple Kush is a world-famous strain, known for its mild grape undertones and potent pain-killing abilities. In fact, Purple Kush is simply legendary when it comes to pain – it’s no wonder this is a favorite among patients who have glaucoma. However, Purple Kush is very strong so it’s not recommended if you are required to perform tasks or go to the office. This strain is best enjoyed when you’re at home so you can easily melt into a soothing sleep if you feel like it.

Both sativa and indica varieties are beneficial for patients of glaucoma; these things are only a matter of personal preference. There are no studies proving that THC or CBD is better than the other when it comes to providing relief from glaucoma-related pain although anecdotal evidence tells us that both work in their own unique ways.

What strains do you use to treat glaucoma? Share with us in the comments below!

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Cannabis industry expected to flourish

Cannabis industry expected to flourish

The Columbian / Associated Press

America’s cannabis industry will continue growing at double-digit rates over the next four years — even with ambiguity emanating from the White House — as the drug gains in popularity, according to a leading marijuana-research firm.

Legalized pot in North America will continue to grow at a compound annual rate of 27 percent through 2021, according to an Arcview Market Research report released Thursday. The momentum of the past few years won’t be stopped by the Trump Administration, said Chief Executive Officer Troy Dayton.

While President Donald Trump has gone back and forth about his stance on marijuana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been a clear opponent and has vowed to enforce laws against drug use, including cannabis. But Dayton and others in the industry say a crackdown is unlikely because of the popularity of the movement and the funds it would take to renew the war on the drug.

“It’s just so politically unpopular, it would be silly,” he said.

About 71 percent of voters say “the government should not enforce federal laws against marijuana in states that have legalized medical or recreational use,” according to a recent poll from Quinnipiac University.

The federal government’s hands are also tied by legislation, Dayton said. Sessions has said he agrees with parts of the Obama administration’s Cole Memorandum, the document that allowed states to develop markets without federal interference. Even if Sessions were to rip up the memo, Congress passed an amendment to an appropriations bill in December 2014 that makes it impossible to use Justice Department funds to interfere with state implementation of medical marijuana. While recreational sales of the drug are unprotected, that could change this fall, Dayton said.

In North America, consumers spent $6.7 billion on legalized weed in 2016, according to the Arcview report. That’s up 34 percent from the prior year. Growth may slow this year because states that voted in favor of legalization in November largely won’t begin sales until 2018, Dayton said.

The report shows that illicit cannabis sales declined in states with legal programs. Overall sales in North America were about $56.1 billion in 2016, 88 percent of which was on the black market. Globally, Arcview expects growth to continue on a similar trajectory.

“We’ve got all these other countries that are passing more laws and also other states, and presumably the federal government could end marijuana prohibition as soon as 2021,” he said. “There’s never been a market that’s grown at 20-plus percent growth each year for 10 years, right? But that’s possible here.”


The Columbian / Associated Press

America’s cannabis industry will continue growing at double-digit rates over the next four years — even with ambiguity emanating from the White House — as the drug gains in popularity, according to a leading marijuana-research firm.

Legalized pot in North America will continue to grow at a compound annual rate of 27 percent through 2021, according to an Arcview Market Research report released Thursday. The momentum of the past few years won’t be stopped by the Trump Administration, said Chief Executive Officer Troy Dayton.

While President Donald Trump has gone back and forth about his stance on marijuana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been a clear opponent and has vowed to enforce laws against drug use, including cannabis. But Dayton and others in the industry say a crackdown is unlikely because of the popularity of the movement and the funds it would take to renew the war on the drug.

“It’s just so politically unpopular, it would be silly,” he said.

About 71 percent of voters say “the government should not enforce federal laws against marijuana in states that have legalized medical or recreational use,” according to a recent poll from Quinnipiac University.

The federal government’s hands are also tied by legislation, Dayton said. Sessions has said he agrees with parts of the Obama administration’s Cole Memorandum, the document that allowed states to develop markets without federal interference. Even if Sessions were to rip up the memo, Congress passed an amendment to an appropriations bill in December 2014 that makes it impossible to use Justice Department funds to interfere with state implementation of medical marijuana. While recreational sales of the drug are unprotected, that could change this fall, Dayton said.

In North America, consumers spent $6.7 billion on legalized weed in 2016, according to the Arcview report. That’s up 34 percent from the prior year. Growth may slow this year because states that voted in favor of legalization in November largely won’t begin sales until 2018, Dayton said.

The report shows that illicit cannabis sales declined in states with legal programs. Overall sales in North America were about $56.1 billion in 2016, 88 percent of which was on the black market. Globally, Arcview expects growth to continue on a similar trajectory.

“We’ve got all these other countries that are passing more laws and also other states, and presumably the federal government could end marijuana prohibition as soon as 2021,” he said. “There’s never been a market that’s grown at 20-plus percent growth each year for 10 years, right? But that’s possible here.”

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Published at Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00:33 +0000

Study: Regular Marijuana Use Associated with Lower Body Mass Index (BMI)

Study: Regular Marijuana Use Associated with Lower Body Mass Index (BMI)

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

Those who consume marijuana more than five times per month possess, on average, a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who don’t use the substance.

bmiThis is according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Archives of Osteoporosis.

Researchers at Oregon’s Health and Science University assessed the relationship between cannabis use and a variety of health outcomes. They used a nationally representative sample of 4,743 participants between the ages of 20 and 59.

Authors reported. “Heavy users of cannabis had a lower mean BMI compared to that of never users, with a mean BMI being 26.7 kg/m in heavy users and 28.4 kg/m in never users.” The finding is consistent with those of prior reviews, such as those here and here.

On average, more regular consumers of cannabis spent more time per day engaging in daily physical activity than did occasional users or never users.

Investigators reported no relationship between cannabis use prevalence and changes in bone mineral density of the hip or spine. In preclinical models, cannabinoid administration has been associated with bone-stimulating effects.

Overall, 60 percent of subjects reported having used cannabis at some point during their lives. Forty-seven percent of respondents said that they were former users. Seven percent said that they were regular users while five percent defined themselves as occasional users.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org. Full text of the study, “Cannabis use and bone mineral density: NHANES 2007-2010,” appears in Archives of Osteoporosis.

About Anthony Martinelli

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Published at Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:10:40 +0000

How to get your Cannabis and Cannabis products tested in a lab

How to get your Cannabis and Cannabis products tested in a lab

Because of pressure from the public, the government has allowed individuals who possess a current ACMPR to send samples into laboratories for testing! Previously, the law stated that all illegal substances tested could only be done so if they were sourced from a government agency. However, the public debate about contaminants and potency of dispensary cannabis prompted a need for access to testing so in 2016, the laws changed…

What this means…

If you purchase cannabis or cannabis products for personal use:

You can send in a sample to any medical labratory for full testing! This service will give a breakdown of the entire content of that product including cannabinoid profiles; for certain conditions, this will be invaluable. If you have ever wondered about the quality of the shatter you vape or what is the cannabinoid profile of that strain that works so well, you can access that information. Plus, you will never have to wonder how strong or safe your products are again!

If you produce or sell cannabis or cannabis products:
You can have everything tested in a medical lab and get printed results breaking down everything in your product!

What you need to do:

If you do not have your own personal ACMPR, have a patient of yours who does have a current ACMPR register with the Lab. Samples can be sent under the registered name and will be sent back with a full scope of test results.

While the current laws may protect the rights of an individual to test their personal medicine and a government Licensed Producer may also do so, dispensaries are still not given access. Furthermore, they are falsely villainized for having untested products, despite the fact that many dispensaries have put themselves at great risk to find ways to have lab analysis.

Chances are, both you or the ACMPR patient will likely sample the product being tested; the fact that it is also being produced or sold to others is redundant. Therefore, using a personal ACMPR for dispensary testing is one of those little loopholes that you can use and feel good about.


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Published at Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:20:56 +0000

Oregon Senate approves proposal to shield weed buyers' info from feds

Oregon Senate approves proposal to shield weed buyers' info from feds

SALEM, Ore. — A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational pot customers cleared its first major hurdle at the Oregon Legislature this week amid worries over a federal marijuana crackdown.

Senate Bill 863 — a proposal from the 10-member bipartisan committee that crafts Oregon’s marijuana policies– cleared the Senate on Tuesday and heads to the House for consideration.

The bill’s bipartisan sponsors want to put a stop to what’s become a common practice within Oregon’s budding pot industry, where legal retailers often stockpile the names, birthdates, addresses, driver’s license numbers and other private information of each recreational customer that walks through their doors. Such activity is either prohibited or discouraged in Alaska, Colorado and Washington state.

Should the proposal become law, pot retailers would have 30 days to destroy their recreational customers’ data– derived from the driver’s licenses, passports or military IDs that are used to verify patrons are at least 21– and would be banned from such record-keeping moving forward. Medical marijuana cardholders’ data would be excluded from the provisions.

Pot businesses say the data is used mostly for marketing purposes, such as email lists for promoting products with special deals and birthday discounts, which the bill would still allow in some instances if the customer voluntarily shares their name and email.

Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Republican minority leader and one of the bill’s sponsors, says it’s a major privacy concern for not only Oregon residents, but potentially federal employees, concealed-weapon permit holders and out-of-state visitors.

“I don’t have to tell you of the frequency of hacking incidents or inadvertent releases of data … the loss of this information could be damaging for many different reasons,” Ferrioli said Tuesday on the Senate floor. “We’ve heard a lot of conflicting information about the (White House) administration’s approach to cannabis.”

The mixed signals from Washington D.C. began late last month with White House spokesman Sean Spicer, who suggested a boost in enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws could be on the horizon, but only for recreational.

But last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions cast doubt on the medical market by commenting that “medical marijuana has been hyped, perhaps too much.” Sessions also has said that his agency is reviewing an Obama-era memo giving states flexibility in passing marijuana laws.

Either way, any heightened enforcement of the federal marijuana prohibition would be complicated in Oregon, where most pot shops are licensed to serve both recreational and medical customers under one roof.

The proposal underway in Salem was amended last week to exclude medical pot customers, whose buying activities are closely monitored for tax purposes, product quality and consistency of the state’s tracking program, said Jonathan Lockwood, spokesman for the Senate GOP caucus.

“When you’re a medical cardholder, you opt-in to your records being kept because you have a qualifying condition that requires higher limits and potencies and certain products … So, the bill went as far as it reasonably could to protect privacy,” Lockwood said.

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Published at Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:39:43 +0000

Nebraska Judiciary Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Nebraska Judiciary Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Nebraska’s Judiciary Committee has passed legislation to legalize medical marijuana.

Legislative Bill 622 was passed by the Judiciary Committee with a 6 to 1 vote, with Senator Stebe Halloran casting the sole “No” vote. The measure allows those with a qualifying condition to possess and use marijuana medicines if they receive a recommendation from a physician and become licensed with the state. A system of regulated marijuana dispensaries would be authorized.

Qualifying conditions would include opioid addiction, AIDS, epilepsy, glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, hepatitis C, lupus, Parkinson’s disease, Lyme disease, spinal cord injury or disease, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety.

Unfortunately the measure doesn’t allow marijuana to be smoked, but does allow it to be consumed through other methods such as vaporizing, pills, tinctures, edibles and topicals (creams and lotions).

Click here for the full text of Legislative Bill 622.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:14:25 +0000

Idaho Legislature Unanimously Votes to Repeal Marijuana Possession Laws for Minors

Idaho Legislature Unanimously Votes to Repeal Marijuana Possession Laws for Minors

Idaho’s Legislature has unanimously passed a proposal to repeal the state’s marijuana possession laws for minors.

Senate Bill 1013Repeals existing law relating to possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia by a minor, the use of controlled substances, and fines”, according to its official summary. It was passed by the Senate last month with a 34 to 0 vote, and passed the House of Representatives Thursday with a 70 to 0 vote. It now goes to Governor Butch Otter for consideration.

The “cleanup” measure states:

Be It  Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
         SECTION 1. That Section 18-1502C ,Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

The full one-page bill can be found on the Idaho Legislature’s website by clicking here.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:27:20 +0000

Washington House Unanimously Passes Bill to Regulate Marijuana Edibles Same as Other Foods

Washington House Unanimously Passes Bill to Regulate Marijuana Edibles Same as Other Foods

A Washington bill requiring state officials to regulate marijuana-infused food products the same as other foods has been passed unanimously by the state’s House of Representatives.

Marijuana cupcakes. (Photo: Jason Redmond/Reuters)

House Bill 1462 has also been approved by the Senate Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development Committee. The proposal “Requires the department of agriculture to regulate marijuana-infused edible processing the same as other food processing under the state food processing act.”

It also “Requires a marijuana processor that processes, packages, or makes marijuana-infused edibles to obtain an annual marijuana-infused edible endorsement.”

The proposal mandates that the rules for marijuana edibles “must be written and interpreted to be consistent with rules adopted by the board and the department of health.”

The measure was filed by Representative Shelley Kloba (D) along with four bipartisan cosponsors. You can find the measure’s full text by clicking here.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:23:02 +0000

Medical Cannabidiol CBD

Medical Cannabidiol CBD

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Why Patients are Resorting to Medical Cannabidiol

About Medical Cannabidiol Via Wikipedia: Cannabidiol (INN)[5] (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis.[6][7] It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.[8] CBD is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications – due to clinical reports showing the lack of side effects, particularly a lack of psychoactivity (as is typically associated with ∆9-THC), and non-interference with several psychomotor learning and psychological functions.

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medical cannibidiol cbd

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Published at Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:19:42 +0000