Cannabis Drinks: Uses, Health Benefits and Risks

Millennials and Gen Zers are not the same heavy drinkers as previous generations. Times are changing, and alcohol is falling out of favor. Perhaps this is due to new social constructs, people seeking healthier lifestyles, or more personal wellness knowledge—whatever the reason, the cannabis drink industry is benefiting. There is a boom in sales of cannabis drinks that is not unfounded. The largest beer manufacturer in the world partnered with a Canadian marijuana company in 2018 to start producing cannabis drinks. This trend looks like it is due to continue for the foreseeable future, thanks to the many health benefits and uses. So what’s the deal with cannabis drinks versus other edible cannabinoids? What are the benefits and risks? Is there a drink out there for you? Let’s get into it. A Guide to Cannabis Drinks Cannabis drinks can...

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5 Benefits of CBD Chocolate

There is something extraordinary about chocolate. It’s a comforting food—think brownies, cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies—yet also somehow sexy and sensual. In the culinary world, it is considered sophisticated, a key ingredient in both sweet and savoury cooking. With a long, rich history, chocolate is an integral part of many cultures and was at one point considered the most valuable resource on the planet.  Chocolate has been relevant in food, medicine, and culture for millennia. And while the idea of adding CBD to chocolate is nothing new, it is only recently that products containing the cannabinoid have become commonplace. Channels through which to buy cannabis edibles online are constantly growing, thanks to the ever-mounting pile of evidence confirming the countless health benefits CBD offers.  But it isn’t just the benefits that make CBD chocolate so great! The ease...

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What Are the Best Cannabis Strains For Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain affects people living with many conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes and is the leading cause of disability. While the use of medical marijuana to alleviate pain is still a very new development in the health industry, medical marijuana has become a widely used alternative to traditional pain medications. Marijuana Strains for Chronic Pain There are three different types of marijuana plants: Cannabis indica Cannabis sativa Hybrids Research has found that participants prefer indicas for pain management and sleep assistance and choose sativas for their uplifting effects and best utilized when doing physical activity and creative projects. How Does Marijuana Manage Pain? Marijuana is comprised of many chemical compounds that work together to create unique effects. The compounds most notable when considering pain relief are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabidiol (CBD) CBD is non-intoxicating, and best known...

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CBD vs Pain Killers

When it comes to chronic pain, many people wonder whether cannabis can be a substitute for pain killers and which option is best. Tylenol, ibuprofen, morphine and codeine are all considered pain killers and it’s important to know that they come with risks and side effects. One of the main concerns is developing an addiction or the misuse of these painkillers, which can result in death. Depending on the type of medication you are taking, even a small amount could prove fatal depending on its potency. Opioid addiction, in particular, is a serious problem which is why there is growing concern over this type of painkiller and the risks associated with it. Over the counter drugs like Motrin, Tylenol and Advil can also cause serious issues and contrary to popular belief, they can be harmful. Side effects may...

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Does Weed Help Improve Your Concentration and Creativity?

Weed has many therapeutic properties; from relieving insomnia to nervous disorders, anxiety and appetite loss, it is used to treat a number of conditions. While THC is known to trigger psychoactive effects and create a cerebral high, it’s little known whether it can improve focus and concentration and how it does so. Concentration, creativity and productivity are said to go hand-in-hand. Can cannabis help in that direction? Some believe that cannabis can increase creativity, so consuming cannabis before you start to paint, brainstorming or compose can get your creative juices flowing, resulting in out-of-the-box ideas. Marijuana is said to help you unwind and open up the mind which allows you to come up with more creative ideas. Others believe that creative people are drawn to weed. A study in the journal Consciousness and Cognitions endorses the...

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Why Cannabis is Important in the Medical Field

The benefits of marijuana have been known to humans for many centuries. The Chinese have known about it since 2737 B.C. References to marijuana were documented in the times of the Emperor Shen Nung as a powerful treatment for rheumatism, malaria, and painful conditions like gout. It was more popular for its healing properties than the psychoactive benefits. From China, the knowledge was passed down to India, then North Africa and Europe, several centuries later. It was only in the mid-19th century that marijuana reached the United States pharmacies to reduce pain, nausea and rheumatism. Benefits of Medical Marijuana Marijuana was classified as a Schedule 1 drug in the United States as illegal trade and consumption increased over time, along with potent drugs such as heroin, cocaine, LSD and others. The decision remains a matter of controversy in...

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Vaping vs Smoking Cannabis

Vaping is increasingly scoring over smoking marijuana for several reasons. One of the biggest is that vaping emits an odourless vapour that doesn’t adversely affect those around the vaper, unlike smoking which affects both the smoker’s lungs and the health of those around them. Vaping is more discreet; you enjoy marijuana through slim pens that you can hide in pockets and handbags without leaving any tell-tale smells. While marijuana has several benefits, the drawback of smoking lies in the carcinogens that affect the lungs. Vaping, on the other hand, is a process of heating cannabis without burning it. Since there is no combustion, there is no smoke. The vaporizer turns the active ingredients into fine mist instead. How Safe is Vaping? Cannabis vaporizers are designed for inhalation, minimizing the ingestion of harmful toxins that are found in smoke,...

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