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Marijuana and Dogs

There is already much talk of whether weed is morally good for humans or not and now the discussion is going to the dogs. Literally. Is weed fatal to dogs? With the furry friends accidentally getting high every day, there is a need to look at the effects of marijuana for dogs.

Cases of Dogs Getting High

Marijuana and DogsMany dogs are getting stoned off the smoke of their owners, as well as from old blunts or dropped buds. In some cases, doctors can prescribe hemp treatments for dogs. They can succumb to a case of the munchies, like humans, as well as becoming ill. There may even be a risk of death.

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Former Police Officer Treats Parkinson’s Disease with Marijuana

Larry Smith, a former police officer, tried several treatments over the span of two decades to help alleviate the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease. With his health deteriorating, he turned to marijuana as an option and was shocked by the benefits of doing so.

A Tough Decision

Former Police Officer Treats Parkinson’s Disease with MarijuanaThe use of cannabis for the former law official was not an easy decision given that while it is state legal in California, weed use still goes against federal law. He also worried that his police officer friends might judge him.

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Guide to Dabbing

In the wonderful world of weed, dabbing is a trend gaining popularity. As the flash vaporization of cannabis concentrates can intimidate more users than just smoking pot, we want to provide a guide on the basics of dabbing. Here are the basics, from the tools – torches, dabbers, and nails – to the medical benefits.

Dabbing Equipment

Guide to DabbingThe dab rig is the vital piece of the process. Also known as an oil rig, it is the altered water pipe that holds a nail, enabling you to heat the nail and put the concentrate onto it for vaporization. Rigs are available at headshops online and locally.

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How to Get the Best High from Weed

Did you know you could take your high to the next level? Here is how to get the best high from weed, just in case you want to light up soon.

Potentiating Your High

How to Get the Best High from WeedThe Alcohol Effect

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Israel to Decriminalize Marijuana

Israel marijuana laws are changing, which shows it’s not just the U.S. that is seeing alterations to the legalization of our favorite green plant. In early March, the Israel cabinet approved an initiative to decriminalize recreational usage of pot, which is another step toward it going to a vote within Knesset, which is the Israeli Parliament.

If the Law Should Change

Israel to Decriminalize MarijuanaIf the vote is overwhelmingly for the decriminalization, this means that first-time offenders of a weed-related offense (those caught using weed in public) will face a fine of 1,000 shekels. That is about $270 USD. It is not until the fourth offense that this individual will face criminal penalties.

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Trump’s View on Marijuana

Now that Donald Trump is President, we’d all better get used to his views on weed. Specifically, what are his plans for legalizing marijuana?

Trump and Weed: What are the Options?

Trump’s View on MarijuanaThere are two ways that Trump’s administration could go in regards to pot legalization. First, there is the option to put out the marijuana industry altogether. Or, he could support state’s rights to legislate their drug policies.

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Dangers of Synthetic Weed

Amidst the rising concern about the effects of synthetic weed, we want to provide details for anyone interested in learning more about potential dangers. Firstly, let’s answer the question of “what is synthetic weed?”

Defining Synthetic Weed

Dangers of Synthetic WeedEssentially, if you are wondering what is synthetic weed, the answer is that it’s fake pot. It is created in labs and sold in both smoke shops and gas stations in the United States. The appeal for teens with this type of marijuana is high because it is cheap, easy to get ahold of, and drug tests cannot detect it.

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Places to Smoke in Amsterdam

Coffee shops in Amsterdam are known as being great places to go to get weed and smoke up so we’re searching for the best places to do so. From the hundreds to choose from, here is our list of the best coffee shops in Amsterdam.

Places of Interest

Places to Smoke in AmsterdamThe Dolphins

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The Difference Between Pot Smoking and Edibles

If you are not sure which is right for you, the edible high vs the smoking high, we’re sharing the differences between the two of them to clarify it once and for all. Below is everything you need to know about how the weed edible high is not the same as the high you’ll get smoking up. This information will likely come in handy the next time you are at a dispensary.

Are There Health-Related Differences?

The Difference Between Pot Smoking and EdiblesMany people choose edibles over joints because of fears of lung damage and coughing. There is also the unobtrusiveness of edibles. However, recent studies reveal that the lungs are not damaged by marijuana smoke and that using weed does not increase lung cancer risk as had been previously thought.

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Marijuana’s Cancer Fighting Properties

A growing body of research shows that marijuana has the ability to prevent the spread and growth of cancer. Recently, UK researchers pinpointed the location of why marijuana cancer treatment works to cannabinoid receptors in tumor cells.

THC in Marijuana as a Cancer Cure

Marijuana’s Cancer Fighting PropertiesThe main active part of marijuana is THC, which is located within the cell receptors called cannabinoid receptors. THC is the component of weed that has anti-cancer properties, as studies have determined. Researchers recently found that when THC was injected into mice, it slowed down the growth of tumors in both breast and brain cancer cell lines.

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Marijuana for Weight Loss

How can consuming marijuana help you lose weight? Read on to find out more about this surprising benefit of the green plant.

What Research Reveals about Marijuana and Weight Loss

Marijuana for Weight LossResearch reveals that marijuana suppresses the appetite. The cannabis plant can reduce BMI and lower obesity. One study, for example, found a negative correlation between the BMI group of subjects and percent weed use. Researchers have also noted that in states that have legally approved medical marijuana there is a reduction in obesity rates by 2-6 percent.

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Cannabis Festivals in 2017


Marijuana events are happening year round, so get there and get high! Here are the top cannabis festivals in 2017 to look forward to as we start the year.

Hemp & Cannabis Fair, Central Point

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How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

A common question we hear is, “how long does marijuana stay in your system?” With more and more employers conducting drug tests, it is a good question to investigate if you want to land that next great job. So, we are putting an answer to the inquiry, once and for all.

Drug Tests & Marijuana in Your Body

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Marijuana Facts: Good News to Share

Whether you call it marijuana, cannabis, pot, weed, or any of the other names it goes by, you know we are talking about the extraordinary leafy green plant. Here are some good marijuana facts to share:

Marijuana Facts: Pot Can Ease Chemotherapy Effects

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Marijuana for Pain Relief

Using Medical Marijuana for Pain Relief

Marijuana For Pain ReliefChrоniс раin hаѕ reached ерidеmiс proportions in thiѕ соuntrу. Chronic раin is оftеn defined аѕ раin thаt lasts thrее mоnthѕ оr lоngеr. Althоugh it'ѕ mоrе common in оldеr аdultѕ, аnуоnе саn еxреriеnсе it. Approximately 50 milliоn people ѕuffеr from chronic раin, and аnоthеr 25 milliоn suffer frоm асutе раin саuѕеd bу ѕurgеrу аnd ассidеntѕ.

One оf the mаin рrоblеmѕ with chronic раin is the lack of trеаtmеnt. Aссоrding tо thе National Chrоniс Pаin Outrеасh Aѕѕосiаtiоn, ѕеvеn million саnnоt rеliеvе thеir раin without орiаtе mеdiсаtiоnѕ, аnd уеt, оnlу 4,000 dосtоrѕ wеrе willing to prescribe it. Because of negative рubliсitу, еrrоnеоuѕ viеwѕ аbоut аddiсtiоn, оr the Drug Enfоrсеmеnt Agеnсу'ѕ (DEA) ѕсrutinу, dосtоrѕ are аfrаid of losing thеir liсеnѕе. Evеn if уоu can find a dосtоr, mаnу dосtоrѕ will nоt рrеѕсribе an аdеԛuаtе dоѕаgе to соmbаt the раin. Trаgiсаllу, living with intrасtаblе pain саn lead tо depression, and dерrеѕѕiоn can lеаd tо ѕuiсidе.

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Medical Marijuana for PTSD

Use of Medical Marijuana for PTSD

Medical Marijuana for PTSDAccording to discoveries by the Israeli scientist Dr. Mechoulam, marijuana treat those with PTSD by aiding in memory extinction. The canabinoid system is directly connected to memory extinction, which is the healthy loss of memory related to stimuli (loud noises or stress).

During a study, mice were introduced to a loud noise accompanied by an electric shock. Mice that were introduced to a cannabinoid system forgot about the shock after hearing the noise again (without the shock). Mice no introduced to a cannabinoid system never forgot.

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How to Pass a Drug Test

How to Pass a Drug Test for Marijuana

How to Pass a Drug TestMarijuana can stay in your system for 30 to 90 days or more. The first step you will have to take to pass a drug test is to stop using any weed in any form. If you have a hair test, you will have a much harder time passing a drug test. Marijuana can stay in your hair for up to a year. Although there are products for hair, they are not as effective. If you need to pass a drug urine test, you have more options depending on how much time you have.

How to Pass a Drug Urine Test in 24 Hours

If you find yourself in a situation that requires you to pass a drug urine test in the next 24 hours, your options are limited. The only real solution is using a temporary flush or cleanser. This works to remove toxins from your urinary tract to give you a small window of about 6 hours of drug free pee. After the 6 hour window, the toxins will start to re-enter your urine.

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Dabbing Weed

Guide to Dabbing Weed

Dabbing WeedIf you consume marijuana or plan on doing so very soon, then you are most likely familiar or at least heard about the notion of Dabbing Weed. But what does this mean and does it have a positive or negative impact on your health? Let’s find that out right away!

What are Dabs?

Dabs are highly concentrated doses of weed. These are created via the extraction of cannabinoids like THC with help from carbon dioxide and butane. The result will be a very sticky oil named either wax or BHO. THC is most of the time the main product that helps boost the effect and efficiency of dabs to begin with.

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Weed Brownies Recipe

Best Weed Brownies Recipe

Weed Brownies RecipeWeed brownies are one of the best marijuana edibles and are considered a favorite by a large number of stoners. With this weed brownies recipe, you will be able to prepare a delicious batch of brownies for you and your friends.

Follow the procedures below to make tasty weed brownies:

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The Presidential Election & Marijuana Legalization

The Presidential race has been one that has been overall looking favorably at legalizing marijuana. Of the big contenders for the title of the next President of the United States, they all show promise toward a federal pot legalization.

Weed & Politics

The Presidential Election & Marijuana LegalizationThe presidential candidates seem to one of the friendliest ever in their views toward creating a mellow America. Favorable views of pot legalization are seen in the platforms of Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, as well as Republican Donald Trump.

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