Friday, September 6, 2019

Should Veterans be Allowed Access to Medical Cannabis? 👥

 
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House Democrats continue to wrangle with officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs over whether and how to study the impact of cannabis on the nation's veterans, many of whom are suffering from PTSD or other ailments that marijuana has been shown to help in the general public. Earlier this summer the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, was forced to withdraw his amendment to a spending, or appropriations, bill that would have allowed doctors within the VA's sprawling, nationwide medical system to recommend marijuana to their patients.

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Dive Into The Stash

The latest cannabis news, culture, and information.

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How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil

From delicious salad dressing to soothing moisturizer, there are a number of reasons coconut oil is a popular and versatile household product. Infusing coconut oil with cannabis is an easy way to take it to the next level, allowing for unique cannabis-infused cooking or delicious edibles without any hassle. Salad dressings, edibles, pasta sauces, and more can all be enhanced by adding cannabis-infused coconut oil.

 
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What Are the Side Effects of THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most abundant cannabinoid found in most cannabis cultivars. Its therapeutic value has been overshadowed by its intoxicating effects—when you smoke pot, THC is what gets you high. Is THC a medicine, or is it recreation? What are the side effects of THC? THC stimulates CB1 and CB2 receptors. Since these receptors collectively pervade most organ systems, THC has a range of side effects.

 
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Cannabis Honey: Recipe & Potential Health Benefits

Cannabis honey is exactly what it sounds like – honey infused with cannabis. Both CBD and THC-infused cannabis honey are increasingly popular.A 2016 Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia review enumerated the research-supported therapeutic uses of honey including its antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-hyperlipidemic, and cardioprotective applications. Honey is a byproduct of a bee's consumption of nectar, so the chemical composition of each batch will be slightly different.

 
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DEA Announces Steps to Expand Cannabis Research

Last week, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced its plan to expand its existing marijuana research program. According to the August 26thpress release by the DEA, pending cannabis production applications will receive notice regarding registration, which they anticipate "will increase the variety of marijuana available for these purposes." Attorney General William P. Barr has expressed public support of the DEA's announcement to expand its cannabis research program in a recent statement.

 
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