The things you need to know CBD oil and anxiety

Anxiety is a disease that affects hundreds of millions of adults. While anxiety is treatable, many people do not get the right kind of help, and worse, many do not seek advice at all. Fortunately, recent studies have shown that using CBD oil for anxiety can be an effective solution, with few or no side effects.

Keep in mind that the information presented on this page is intended to serve as an information guide only. Always discuss with your doctor before trying any new type of treatment.

The scientific aspect of how CBD oil works

Two types of cannabinoid receptors are present in the human body: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain, while CB2 receptors cover the whole body.

The cannabinoid called CBD is found in the cannabis plant that indirectly stimulates the activity of CB1 and CB2 receptors. THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that produces the “high” usually associated with marijuana use. Unlike THC, CBD oil does not have the same intoxicating effects and will not get you high.

Thus, the interactions of CBD oil with the endocannabinoid system can produce a wide range of positive results in the body, from pain relief to anxiety reduction without affecting your mental or physical abilities.

Effectiveness of using CBD oil for anxiety

The cannabidiol molecule inhibits the reuptake of adenosine in the body, increasing the amount of this neurotransmitter in the brain. The increase in adenosine available in the brain leads to changes in the adenosine A1A and A2A receptors. These receptors play a role in the expression of depression and anxiety. Taking CBD oil can lead to clarity and a high mood because CBD acts as an A2A inhibitor.

Advantages of the CBD oil used for relieving anxiety

Anxiety and depression are conditions associated with deficient levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps the brain regulate mood. By activating a serotonin receptor called 5-HT1A, CBD oil can help, which increases serotonin levels in the brain.

Traditionally, anxiety and depression have been treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac or Zoloft. Unfortunately, these conventional drugs can produce unwanted side effects such as sleep loss, dry mouth, decreased libido, and diarrhea. It can also be challenging to stop taking SSRIs because you may experience disagreeable withdrawal symptoms.

Without any of these adverse side effects, CBD oil can have a positive impact on serotonin levels.

Cannabis: 10 proven or studied therapeutic uses

Many studies have examined the efficacy of therapeutic cannabis and its compounds, including THC. Here are 10 benefits of cannabis often mentioned in the scientific literature; we should note that not all of them have been formally demonstrated in humans.

Cannabis would be useful for glaucoma

Cannabis is believed to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma. In a small clinical trial, two hours after the oral administration of cannabis compounds, intraocular pressure decreased.

Cannabis can be useful for depression

The University of Buffalo led a study stating that compounds in cannabis could help stabilize mood and fight depression. But work is needed to confirm these results in humans.

Cannabis is said to have anti-cancer properties

Cannabidiol (CBD) is believed to limit cancer progression by inhibiting the expression of the Id-1 gene in breast cancer cells. After cannabidiol treatment, these cancer cells appeared less aggressive (research published in 2007).

Cannabis is thought to limit the progression of Alzheimer’s disease

A study by the Scripps Research Institute suggested that cannabis reduces the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Indeed, THC, present in cannabis, is believed to inhibit an enzyme creating amyloid plaques in the brain. These amyloid plaques are related to patients’ symptoms and the destruction of neurons.

Cannabis, effective against multiple sclerosis pain?

Cannabis is believed to relieve pain associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Research published in 2012 studied 30 patients who suffered from painful muscle contractions related to MS. While these people did not respond to other treatments, their pain was relieved with cannabis. Cannabis is believed to reduce muscle spasticity in MS.

Cannabis is believed to prevent epileptic seizures

A 2003 study in rats showed that cannabis could prevent epileptic seizures. Cannabis compounds are found to be anti-convulsant.

Cannabis for chronic pain

In January 2017, the United States National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine published a report on the therapeutic uses of marijuana. For the authors, there is substantial evidence of the effectiveness of medical cannabis in treating chronic pain in adults.

Cannabis for Parkinson’s disease tremors

Israeli research has shown that cannabis reduces pain and tremor in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Ruth Djaldetti, from Tel Aviv University, explained in Medpage Today that she recommend marijuana use as a last resort, if nothing else worked for them or if they had pain.

Cannabis against the side effects of chemotherapy

Dronabinol is prescribed to limit the side effects of cancer treatments, namely nausea, and vomiting related to chemotherapy. THC reduces vomiting by binding to cannabinoid CB1 receptors.

Cannabis stimulates appetite

Dronabinol is a drug for the treatment of AIDS-related anorexia. Dronabinol contains delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabis psychotropic. The molecule binds to a cannabinoid receptor, which increases appetite.

The Kingdom of Lesotho, African pioneer in therapeutic cannabis

Based in Lesotho, Medigrow (in partnership with Canadian Supreme Cannabis) has invested €17.4 million at its site near the capital Maseru and is building a heliport to transport its “green gold” more quickly and safely, says its chief operating officer, Relebohile Liphoto.

A significant investment, in line with the colossal prospects for the development of the global market for cannabis for medical use. Today estimated at 150 billion dollars (135 billion euros), it could reach 272 billion dollars (248 billion euros) by 2028, according to Barclays Bank’s calculations.

Canna-kingdom since the 16th century

The small African country is called “the Kingdom of Heaven”: it is the only one in the world whose entire land is at an altitude of more than 1400 meters. Also, it benefits from a significant amount of sunshine spread throughout the year and fertile soil. All these are ideal conditions for cannabis cultivation.

In the countryside, the inhabitants did not wait for legalization: for centuries, they have been growing “matekoane,” cannabis in the Sesotho language. “The first historical trace of the presence of’matekoane’ dates back to the 16th century, according to researcher Laurent Laniel of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. “The Koenas would have settled in Lesotho around 1550 by buying land for marijuana.” Even today, this crop still provides a significant part of the income of many small farmers.

Shasha owns a maize plantation in the center of the country. Between the cobs, he has been illegally cultivating cannabis for about 20 years. “Vegetables feed my family. Cannabis money is a bonus, it allows me to survive, to pay my children to go to school,” says this farmer, under cover of anonymity. He can count on many smugglers to sell his goods. “Every month, I can go up to 80 kilos across the border with South Africa. It pays between 400 and 500 euros,” he adds.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that 70% of cannabis in South Africa comes from the mountains of the “Kingdom of Heaven.” “Marijuana is the third-largest source of income,” says the UN organization.

Priority given to foreign investments

It is a massive opportunity for the country. Struck by unemployment, an AIDS epidemic that affects 23% of its population. With a severe lack of public services, Lesotho is among the poorest countries in the world: it ranks 159th out of 189 in the UN’s human development ranking.

Allowing the cultivation of therapeutic cannabis “attracts investors” to Lesotho. About ten companies are already operating in the area.

Growing this green gold has a price: an annual license of 30,000 euros to be paid to the State, renewable each year. This amount, which is considerable for the country’s companies in light of Lesotho’s fragile economy, has so far allowed foreign companies, particularly Canadian and American, to dominate the market.

On the other hand, local farmers are largely excluded. Mothiba Thamae, 38, has been growing apples, peaches and grapes on her 7.5 hectares for over 20 years. He too would have liked to take advantage of this manna. “We were thinking about getting into cannabis when it was legalized. But the license is far too expensive for us. It was hoped that the government would allow small Basotho farmers (the local ethnic group) to grow them legally. Unfortunately, no.”

Cannabis sommelier: a developing profession in Canada

On the same principle as the wine sommelier, the cannabis sommelier learns to recognize the different cannabis species and their particularities, so that he can advise consumers as well as producers or other stakeholders in this industry.

Rehabilitating cannabis

In the main room of a Vancouver office, six men and six women listen attentively to Adolfo Gonzalez, trainer and co-founder of CannaReps. First, he explains the origins of cannabis and details the ancestral culture associated with the plant from the Middle East, Afghanistan, and neighboring countries.

This native Mexican knows this culture well: he immigrated to Canada in the wake of the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes in 2001 because he used it to calm his constant anxiety attacks.

It was with this in mind that he founded CannaReps, with Enid Chen, and began giving this training as a sommelier in cannabis. His expertise was first developed on marijuana for medicinal purposes, as did the majority of Canadian experts in the field.

The theory

The training includes a theoretical component so that the student learns the basics of cannabis: the regions of origin of the plant, its anatomy, thus the differences between sativa cannabis – a slender plant with thinner leaves -, indica cannabis – a bushy plant with denser leaves – and hybrid cannabis.

We also learn about the biochemical composition of each species, its THC, CBD content, “the yin and yang of cannabis,” according to Adolfo Gonzalez, and the involved terpenes – there are over 300 in this plant.

Adolfo Gonzalez also explains how Afghan, Haze, and Kush differ in smell, shape, moisture content, cut, etc. He also explain the different methods of extracting and filtering, the various cannabis products now available on the Canadian market, while stressing the need for the right dosage and the dangers associated with overdose and overuse.

The practice

The training is not only theoretical: it is also practical. Students regularly put their noses in Death Buddha, Wifi OG, Sweet Skunk to learn to recognize the smell and shape. They also learn to dissect a dish to learn its anatomy and specificities and to examine it under a microscope to measure its degree of maturity.

The role of the sommelier

In short, just like wine, cannabis has its “terroirs” and ” varieties,” its ” appellations,” its ” flavors,” its ” nose.”

And just like the wine lover, who will define if he prefers chardonnay over sauvignon or pinot noir over cabernet sauvignon, the marijuana consumer will find that this or that kind of cannabis, that kind of product are among his favorites. And this is where a cannabis sommelier can give valuable advice.

Portugal legalizes cannabis production and consumption

Portugal has started to establish rules for potential consumers and companies that decide to market cannabis products, always with the prior authorization and control of the National Authority for Medicines and Health Products (Infarmed).

In this regard, the Diário da República Agency has published a special section on its website explaining the implications of the law governing the consumption of medicinal cannabis, which will be sold in pharmacies as long as a doctor has prescribed it.

The law provides that the use of cannabis-based medicines, preparations and substances is permitted only “in cases where conventional treatments do not produce the expected effects.” This is to ensure that access to the plant is limited “to cases where conventional treatments have not produced the expected effects or caused the relevant adverse effects,” adds Infarmed.

Its sale will be exclusive in drugstores. The State will control the entire process, from the cultivation of the plant to its preparation and distribution.

The law that legalizes the medicinal consumption of the plant was approved by parliament last June but did not have the necessary regulations for its operation, which finally happened in mid-January and now comes into force.

5 million euros worth of cannabis oil production

Portugal will have a “sophisticated unit” for the production of cannabis oil in the municipality of Nelas, in the central region, as well as a project involving an investment of €5 million.
The municipality of Nelas has given land to a company to develop “a capital-intensive investment that will be very beneficial for the region,” explained to the Lusa agency the President of the Municipal Chamber, José Borges da Silva, who avoided promoting the company’s name.

The company, he added, has pharmaceutical experience in the United States, Brazil, and Belgium and will benefit from the “Compete” program created for investments in fire-affected areas.

The objective, according to Da Silva, is to use the plant for medicinal purposes with a project that will create about 20 skilled jobs.

The leading cannabis-producing in Europe?

Portugal had become a reference country in the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes since 2014 when the first plantation was authorized. And production is exported to several European countries where the use of medicinal marijuana is legal.

At least half a million Portuguese people (out of a population of 10.3 million) regularly use cannabis, and one in ten have tried it at least once, according to the latest report from the Portuguese Intervention Service for Addictive Behaviors and Addictions.

The promoters expect cannabis products to be prescribed to patients with cancer, neuromuscular disorders or severe forms of epilepsy. Nevertheless, none of this can be done until Infarmed publishes the list of therapeutic indications “deemed appropriate for the prescription of herbal preparations and substances.”

Weed Vaporizers, a New Trend in the Industry

Not all weed vaporizers work the same way, and depending on your needs you need to know what you are looking for in a cannabis vape. The principle of vaporization is old, but some current models are at the cutting edge of technology. Between past and modern ways of smoking, discover this guide to vaporizers to make sure you don’t make mistakes when you buy!

If you have decided to vape weed rather than smoke it, it is interesting to know how vaping works. This will help you understand what enters your body and how it changes from a fluffy green bud to thick, cannabinoid-rich water vapor. Having an understanding of this mechanism will prepare you to choose a vaporizer and make you more competent by becoming a connoisseur of cannabis and vaporizer.

The device works by heating the grass to a temperature high enough to vaporize it but not hot enough to burn it. As a result, cannabis gives off steam, instead of smoke, and that’s what you inhale into your lungs. A vaporizer generally heats marijuana to a temperature of 200°C, just enough to create steam but not enough to burn the plant material.

Even if all vaporizers seem different in their shapes and sizes, their primary function is the same. They require electricity or heat to heat the cannabis to the point where it can evaporate in the device and be transported through a tube in your body.

Convection versus conduction

In general, there are two ways to vaporize cannabis known as convection and conduction. These are generally the two functions found in portable vaporizers, but tabletop vapes work similarly. Conduction was the first technology used for old vaporizers, convection followed. The newest and most expensive vaporizers use a convection system. Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages.

Conduction-VS-Convection-explained

In both cases, the heat generated by the vaporizer creates a water vapor that contains essential cannabis oils. However, the two technologies release these essential oils in different ways, producing a different result and experience.

Conduction is the first method used for vaporizers and works by applying heat directly to the plant material to vaporize it. In other words, cannabis touches something hot, and steam is created. The disadvantage of this method is that only the part of the plant in contact with the heated surface is vaporized. The rest is intact. The user must sometimes move his grass in the chamber during the process to have the entire product evaporated. Increasing the heat of the unit does not help but may burn it.

The second method is convection. In this case, the hot surface and the cannabis are stored in two different chambers within the vaporizer. Hot air is then blown from the heat source. With convection, the plant matter is not in contact with the heat source but only with the hot air circulating through it. The heat is therefore dispersed much more evenly over the plant matter and reaches it in its entirety. This is a better option for a better vaporization experience, but these models are generally more expensive than those that use the conduction method.

The use of a vaporizer

None of the processes described above occur until you start using the weed vaporizer. Only table vapes vaporize before the user inhales into the tip. For all portable vaporizers, the operation is simultaneous with inhaling. Each dry herb vaporizer reacts differently when you pull it, and some are easier to use than others. For this reason, choosing a vaporizer can be difficult and depends mainly on how you want to use it.

Everything that has just been described on the marijuana vapes works with any herb or plant. So if you have grass in your garden or even fragrant flowers that you would like to smoke, you can vaporize them, it’s incredibly healthy for you. You can also try mixing your green grass with a few flowers in a bottle and see how the flavor differs and the effect it has on you. In any case, it’s just water vapor containing essential oils that are ingested by your body! Find more on desktop vapes for weed or vaporisateurs de bureau here cannavapos.fr/vaporisateurs-de-salon/

When new cannabis opportunities drive Wall Street crazy

This noise coming from the New York Stock Exchange lately responds to the explosion of the cannabis market in the US mainly but in the world eventualy.

Wall Street brokers enthusiastically welcomed the arrival this week on the official Nasdaq market of the first company specializing solely in cannabis, the Canadian Cronos.

First observation here: the title of Cronos jumped 20% since its listing on the stock market!

The company’s stock, which grows and distributes therapeutic and recreational cannabis on four continents, could already be traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange as well as over-the-counter in New York in the form of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), certificates allowing a foreign company to trade in the United States without having to comply with the country’s massive regulatory requirements.

However, since Tuesday, the company has been allowed to list its shares on the official Nasdaq platform, the electronic stock exchange overlooking Times Square in New York, in the same way as Apple or Amazon. This implies that it now meets all the requirements of the American financial markets policeman, the SEC.

Cronos CEO Mike Gorenstein described this development as “a major step forward for the company.” In a statement issued last Monday, he noted:

“We believe this will increase long-term shareholder value by improving visibility, liquidity, and attractiveness to institutional investors.
Cronos gave up nearly 2% the day he arrived on the Nasdaq but jumped 20.34% Wednesday.

An explosion of the cannabis market

This fanfare on the New York Stock Exchange responds to the explosion of the cannabis market in the world. In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize the production, distribution, and consumption of cannabis.

In the United States, although soft drugs are still banned at the federal level, several states have authorized their marketing.

Several countries have also legalized cannabis for therapeutic use. In Canada, recreational use will become legal on July 1, 2018.

North American investors capitalizing on the commercial potential of cannabis can also invest in other specialized over-the-counter companies such as Aphria, Canopy Growth Corp or Aurora Cannabis, whose shares are also traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

It is also possible for them to bet on companies with a foot in the soft drug sector, such as the American alcoholic beverage distributor Constellation Brands, which recently acquired an equity stake in Canopy Growth.

Canada: MPs vote to legalize cannabis

Legalization should be effective in September. It would be the first country in the G7 to allow free consumption of this soft drug.

While France is divided over the opening of shops selling “ultra-light cannabis,” Canadian MPs on Monday passed the bill to legalize cannabis, making Canada the first G7 country to allow the free consumption of this soft drug.

The legislation passed by 205 votes to 82 and was referred to the Senate, which amended it. Under the Constitution, the Senate can delay the passage of a bill but not block it. Once the upper house adopts this reform, it must receive royal assent (signature of the implementing decree).

Effective legalization is expected in early September.

A maximum of four cannabis plants per person

Last week the Liberal government rejected 13 of 46 amendments proposed by the Senate, which approved the bill the week before after seven months of study.

One of these amendments would have left it up to the provinces to ban the cultivation of cannabis in the home, as Manitoba and Quebec wish to do. However, the government firmly opposed it.

“It is recognized that there are different perspectives across the country, but we have done the studies and consultations on home cultivation,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in justifying the government’s decision to allow up to four cannabis plants per person.

“In three years, we will be able to review what works, what does not work” in the law, he said.

Want to find out how to buy weed in Canada once it becomes legalized? Watch the following video:

Cannabis grinder, our review of the top 3 models in 2018!

Grinders have revolutionized joint preparation. No more resin-coated scissors and blackened fingertips. No need to wait until your mixture is perfectly refined. Load then turn, and great little heads are ready to be smoked. We present you the best grinders in 2018.

The best cannabis grinders

A cannabis grinder is a simple to use tool that facilitates the preparation of a joint in an orderly and efficient manner. Dried cannabis heads must be broken into pieces before they can be smoked.

Your preferred method of consumption may be in the form of a joint, blunt, bong or spray.

Whatever the situation, your precious heads will be better off if you break them into small pieces, because it will add even more. Not only do grinders make the job more comfortable, but they also help avoid wasting your heads.

The other methods of preparation can be sticky and thick, especially if you take into account all the new ultra resinous varieties available today in stores. When you have sticky fingers, filling your bong or spray can be a real pain. Tights from blunts and rolling sheets can quickly turn into a nightmare.

There are many types of grinders. Some are as simple as a grater, just like a reduced version of a cheese grater, but for weed. The other standard models come in the form of a single compartment where the heads are ground and then packed in a bong or other.

The other versions are much more advanced and can have up to 4 compartments! These collect the finely ground heads and the kief in separate compartments. Thus, the kief can be collected and stored for later use with the intention of being compressed to make hash or concentrate.

Our committed team sacrificed themselves for a good cause and tested and smoked much excellent quality ganja for research. We rolled many joints, packed multiple bongs until late at night for the sole purpose of being able to concoct this list of the best cannabis grinders for you. Find the best cannabis grinders actually sold on this post!

Rqs pollinator – a popular flagship product

This unique grinder/pollinator explicitly designed for royal queen seeds includes a crank rather than the standard rotational movement when grinding. The grids inside effectively sort your cannabis into fine, ready-to-use particles.

The grinding compartment provides a fluffy texture perfect for rolling joints or cones. Sprayers love balanced textures because it makes the heating stage even more efficient. More effective vaporization will ensure that nothing has been wasted in the chamber to heat the vapor.

The lowest compartment for the kief collects superfine particles, resin, dust and flying glands. Accept the challenge of trichome and try to make the biggest hash ball possible in 12 months, or else, add the collected kief to your mixture.

Exle xxl – ehle products are made to last

Here is a grinder/pollinator specially designed for the greedy of an critical capacity to be able to grind a consequent quantity of grass in one time. This balèze object invented by ehle is as robust as their famous bongs collection. Made from the highest quality cnc aluminum possible, this ultra-resistant grinder passes through any grass like a knife in butter.

Black leaf thc – german quality

This precision machined black leaf aluminum grinder/pollinator performs an elegant, friction-free rotation that makes grinding easier than ever. Its large capacity, knurled lid and nylon friction ring are the keys to the ease with which this grinder does what it is meant to do. The anodized finish prevents any damage, and the thc inscription on the lid makes it easy to see why this object is useful.

With super-sharp diamond-shaped teeth, these teeth can handle any cannabis head without the slightest difficulty. Transforming your crystallized flowers into a silky plush, a grass ready to be used, you will discover that the lower compartment is full of a mountain of kief. Why wait? Just add it to your grass to increase the power and taste of your next joint.

How to grow cannabis outdoor ?

Sprout your auto-flowering or feminized cannabis seeds.

  • Soak your seeds overnight in demineralized water.
  • Place them the next day in your germination substrate
  • If the germ is out, place it down. In case your seed is unchanged, plant the end from which the germ will quickly come out downwards
  • Cover with 1 cm of substrate and keep 50% humidity and an ambient temperature between 22 and 25°C in your growing space.

We advise you to start growing in small one-liter pots and then pass into 3-liter pots until your plants reach 25 to 30 centimeters. Two solutions are then available to you

Growing cannabis outdoor in pot

If you want to grow outdoors with pots as a base, choose the pot size that best suits your needs, from 40 to 150 L. For auto-flowering seeds, pots from 11 to 18 L will be more than sufficient.

  • Replace your small plants in the large pots
  • Use prepared soil
  • Make sure your plants are exposed to the south and get enough natural light per day
  • Avoid all outside and artificial lights during the cycle of darkness (street lights, apartment lights, etc.)
    During the entire growth phase, two weeks after the seeds have been planted and the cotyledons have emerged (usually until mid-July), use conventional growth fertilizer
  • Add root stimulant during the first two or three growth stages. We recommend watering once or twice a week depending on the intensity of sunlight your plants receive, if the weather is not good, simply water with water.

When flowering, use a range of flowering fertilizers (Advanced Nutrients for example). Then water more frequently, two to three times during the week. During the last month of flowering, add a flowering booster. Finally, rinse two weeks before your harvest.

Growing cannabis in open ground

The cannabis plant is a plant that adapts relatively well to all substrates and proliferates easily. Simply avoid sandy and marshy soils. The richer your soil, the better your crop will be. Soils with sedimentary origins prove to be the best, in fact, they give your plants the stability and nutrition appropriate for their development.

We recommend however to establish a hole in the ground of one cubic meter, which you will fill with the appropriate substrate. Make a mixture of prepared soil to enriched the soil, coconut and some organic fertilizers such as Guanokalong.

For watering, start the root stimulator (Start Booster from Aptus) two weeks after potting and continue for the next three weeks. Use your growth fertilizer (Advanced Nutrients) as in a pot crop, i.e. once or twice a week depending on the weather. If the latter does not offer sun water the water.

During the flowering phase also use a flowering fertilizer and a stimulator during the last month before the harvest (Super Pk from Aptus). Then water two to three times a week depending on the weather as well. We advise you to rinse with water three weeks before cutting.

Whatever your type of outdoor cultivation, it is important to plant your cannabis plants in a sunny place, if possible sheltered from the wind and discreet. However, pot cultivation prevents damage from animals or insects on the ground. Also, remember to check the PH level of your water.

Who is behind cannabis growers in Canada?

Faced with a booming market, old politicians see this as an opportunity for a new career.

The lucrative cannabis market in Canada is creating new vocations. In a country where, in 2017,4.9 million people were thought to have spent about C$5.7 billion (€3.8 billion) on cannabis, old policies saw it as an opportunity for a new career.

Chuck Rifici, former Treasurer of the Canadian Liberal Party (CLP) in the election of Justin Trudeau, is President of Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. He was one of the founders of Canopy Growth, the largest Canadian and global producer. It is chaired by Mark Zekulin, a former adviser to Ontario’s Liberal finance minister, Mark Zekulin. Also worth mentioning is Herb Dhaliwal, former minister of Jean Chrétien’s government, now president of National Green BioMed, a producer in British Columbia, and former national director of the LPC, Adam Miron, director of Hydropothecary.

Former police officers

Former senior officials from Health Canada, the federal government’s licensing agency, also work for the cannabis industry. Former researcher Thomas Shipley, for example, is director of quality control at Canopy. At Hydropothecary, customer service is managed by Max Cyr, who supervised the cannabis case at Health Canada. Others, such as Brian Wagner and Ivan Vrana, are consultants for this industry, after having been involved in marijuana coaching….

To ensure the safety of their facilities, several producers hired former police officers. Such as the former head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Norman Inkster, director of Mettrum, and Timothy Humberstone, an ex-drug fighter who became the director of ABcann.

 

Some investments don’t look good. According to Le Journal de Montréal, at least C$165 million from tax havens has been invested in cannabis production companies. Over the past two years, 35 of the 86 producers licensed by Health Canada have received offshore funding.

Top 4 Cannabis Myths and Facts

Cannabis is a substance that has been put through a lot of condemnation and negative publicity unfairly. While everything has its upsides and downsides, marijuana is always a different case, according to the public’s perception. Due to the publicity, the public understands it as something that only has several disadvantages without any advantage.
The reality, however, is that weed has significant upsides besides the downsides, and it’s unfair that the society often only looks at the downsides rather than every side. The many bad things you hear about marijuana are usually based on just myths and propaganda. Here are the top 5 marijuana myths and facts you need to know;

1. Marijuana Affects Your Mental Stability

fbaisbfeiofawuowowow There has been a common myth that smoking weed degrades your mental stability because the substance supposedly kills your brain cells. We would like to state that that’s a complete hoax.

Fact

After many years of research, the University of Louisville has recently found that cannabis use doesn’t, in fact, murder your brain cells or affect your mental stability. The research validates a 2003 report published by Cambridge University making the same claim.

2. Marijuana Is More Harmful To Your Lungs than Cigarettes

Some people claim that smoking cannabis is worse to your lungs than smoking cigarettes. They are of the opinion that marijuana causes lung problems twice as much as cigarettes. How true is that?

Fact

Marijuana contains fewer chemicals than cigarettes. The substances include cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). On the other hand, smoke contains nicotine, tar, CO2, formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). These chemicals are more harmful to your lungs than the compounds in marijuana.

3. Marijuana Can Make You Crazy

There is another common myth out there that weed can make someone go crazy. Crazy individuals are many times associated with it—people just think someone is high on weed when they seem to be acting crazy.

Fact

A lot of research has been done to establish the relationship between marijuana and mental health. Up to now, there’s no evidence, showing that the two are related in any way. It is just bad press.

4. Marijuana Makes Sex Uninteresting

Due to propaganda and negative publicity, many people have been made to believe that smoking marijuana affects sexual performance. There are many ads both online and offline warning teenagers that weed makes you antisocial, unable to talk to the girls, and poor in bed.

Fact

According to a particular Canadian based research group, smoking marijuana makes you better in bed. The organization found that more than half of the participants(men and women) who had sex after taking a few puffs of weed reported it as more enjoyable than regular sex.

Conclusion

There is a lot of misleading propaganda in the public domain regarding cannabis. Some people will tell you that marijuana affects your mental stability or damages your lungs twice as much as cigarettes. Others will tell you that it can make you crazy or reduce your sex appetite. But the truth is that none of these claims holds any water.

List of the Latest Countries that Have Legalized Cannabis

Cannabis which is also known as marijuana or weed is a substance that’s derived from a plant called cannabis sativa. This substance can be used for several purposes, including health, recreational and economical, thanks to its unique characteristics and effects. Weed is a psychotropic substance that offers advantages and disadvantages in equal measure. It offers health, economic and life-improving benefits as well as setbacks in equal parts.

For a very long time, the society has focused on marijuana disadvantages alone as opposed to everything. It has notably ignored the advantages of this psychotropic substance until just recently. Due to the negative publicity, marijuana use has been banned in many countries around the world for decades. However, going by the recent developments, it seems that many countries are beginning to have a positive attitude towards cannabis. The following countries have recently legalized weed;

1. Canada

Although in Canada cannabis usage is legal for medicinal purposes only, the nation could soon allow its citizens and residents to use weed for purposes other than this. There is currently a bill in parliament seeking to decriminalize weed usage for none medicinal purposes. The bill is at an advanced stage, and sources indicate that its likely to pass.

2. Some US States

Although marijuana usage remains an illegal activity except for medicinal and research purposes in many US states, there a few states that have completely legalized it no matter the purpose. The states where weed usage is completely legal are Alaska, Colorado, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washing and Washington DC. It is highly likely that other states could soon follow suit.

3. Argentina

In Argentina, weed is partially legal, depending on the purpose. While it is legal to use weed for medicinal purposes here, you could be put behind bars for using the substance for purposes other than this.The sentence for illegal weed usage is often between 1 and six years.

4. North Korea

Did you know that you can do weed in North Korea without getting arrested? Despite being a totalitarian state with strict laws and harsh sentences, North Korea has a very positive attitude towards cannabis. It is completely legal to do weed in this jurisdiction.

5. Australia

In Australia, marijuana is legal for medicinal and scientific purposes. However, some parts of Australia such as Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and South Australia have gone a step further to decriminalize cannabis for personal use.

6. Austria

Austria is one of the few countries that have recently changed their laws regarding cannabis usage. The Eastern European country decriminalized marijuana for personal use two years ago. It’s still illegal to grow marijuana or sell marijuana within the jurisdiction though.

Conclusion

These are some of the countries where cannabis usage is entirely or partially legal. Places where marijuana use is entirely legal to include North Korea, the US states above, the Australian territories above, and Austria. The rest allow weed usage for medicinal and research purposes only. Many other countries could also soon review and change their laws regarding marijuana.

In California, thousands of amnesties related to marijuana.

The City of San Francisco will review up to 8,000 convictions and offenses under the new legislation, authorizing recreational cannabis.

In opposition to the Trump administration, the city of San Francisco, California, has instituted an amnesty for all convictions related to cannabis for over forty years. The agglomeration prosecutor’s office has thus indicated that it will “retroactively apply the measure (…) legalizing the possession and use of recreational marijuana”, adopted in November 2016,”to criminal offenses and convictions dating back to 1975″. Up to 8,000 convictions and offenses will be examined.

“Although drug policies are taking a step backward at the federal level, San Francisco is once again taking the initiative to repair the damage caused by the disastrous (…) war on drugs,” prosecutor George Gascon commented.” A criminal conviction can be a barrier to employment, housing, and other subsidies.”

The San Diego prosecutor’s spokesperson, Summer Stephan, told Agence France-Presse that the seaside resort on the Mexican border has been taking similar steps to erase cannabis-related criminal records for the past year.

Persons who have sold drugs to minors or involved in violence, particularly sexual assaults and rapes, cannot benefit from these amnesties.

“Restorative Justice”

Gavin Newson, an assistant to the governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco, highlights the “lives shattered by an expensive and racially discriminatory marijuana criminal justice system.

hvfiosfissvfospsapProsecutor Gascon points out that the “war on drugs,” the nickname of federal counter-narcotics policy for years, has resulted in “uneven arrests across racial groups.” With Black and Hispanic people being the subject of more frequent arrests and incarceration than Whites, although “multiple studies have shown that drug use and sale is equivalent.”

In California, several cities such as Los Angeles or Oakland, and Portland, Oregon, are working to address these disparities and are implementing “restorative justice” measures, such as prioritizing African Americans or Hispanics in commercialization licensing.

Eight states, including Colorado and Washington State in addition to Washington DC, have already legalized recreational soft drugs, and thirty states with the federal capital have legalized them for therapeutic use. However, it remains illegal at the federal level in the US.

If the Obama administration had lifted the stakes on marijuana arrests and prosecutions, the Trump administration and its justice minister, Jeff Sessions, have raised the stakes.

Weed in the garden

If you want to place a few plants outside, it is relatively easy. The safest way to prevent diseases in the plant is to grow from seeds. The biggest disadvantage of growing outdoors is the stench it brings with it. Please note that the neighbours may complain about it. It is best to consult with the neighbours in advance (or let them enjoy your harvest), which prevents a lot of hassle afterwards.

Can I also grow marijuana in a pot?

The big advantage of cannabis in a pot: You can move it around.

This way you can always put the plant in the sunniest part of the garden. When you get visit you can put it away. It is also possible to decide for yourself how big your plant will be. If you put the cannabis in a small pot, it will remain small.

A cannabis plant can get a huge height in the ground.
In the garden your plant will produce more yield.

It is also an idea to grow your weed in the wilderness. (Guerrilla grows) Then you can grow the plants large and you have a good yield. If someone finds your plants, the chance is small that someone knows who they are.

growing weed in house

Growth tips:

Keep an eye on your plants so that you can see in time if something is wrong.
To ensure that your plants get enough light it is necessary to keep the leaves free of dust.
Growth and spraying agents used to grow tomatoes are also suitable for cannabis plants.
Do you see boilers somewhere? Then that soil is very suitable for planting cannabis plants. The cannabis plant comes from the same family as the nettle.
How much light?

The plant continues to grow when it is in the light for about 18 hours and 6 hours in the dark. Under these conditions, the plant only continues to grow. She will then not blossom.
Only at 12 hours of light and dark alternately, the plant will start flowering and make weed.

Growing cannabis in the house.

If you want to grow weed for your own use in your own home, it is best done in a growing cupboard with lighting. If you can also place this cabinet in a moisture-free cellar, which has room temperature, this is ideal.

breeding cabinet

You don’t have to make sure that your cultivation cabinet is light-tight, because the cellar is dark. However, you have to take into account that there is sufficient air supply.

What You Need To Know About Medical Use Of Cannabis

There are a lot of controversies that surrounded this drug right from its inception in the beginning. There is still an outright ban on it in some countries up to this present moment.

The discovery by medical scientists that it can be useful in the treatment of some ailments is the reason why medical cannabis has gained acceptance in some developed countries of the world. The mere mention of cannabis in some quarters up to today invokes the remembrance of Marijuana and with it everything bad.

What Is Cannabis?

It goes by several scientific names. Cannabis sativa called hemp and it belongs to the Cannabinaceae family. It contains a chemical compound THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). This chemical compound is responsible for the psychoactive effects of Cannabis.

How Can It Be Used?

There are various options for the use of cannabis. We shall be considered first, the general uses of it before we take it further on to the medicinal uses.

The Dried Leaves

The dried flowers and leaves of the plant which are also referred to as marijuana can be utilized in various forms. It can be smoked through any preferred means.  Alternatively, some people prefer to take it with food orally that is baked in cookies.

The Resinous Secretions Of The Plant

This section of the plant is also known as hashish. It is either eaten raw or smoked.

The Fibre

The fiber of this plant is produced as industrial hemp which finds its use in the textile manufacturing companies.

Medical Uses

This substance is classified under the category of a schedule 1. Research has resulted in the development and now marketing of the following gotten from marijuana:

Marinol

It is used in the control of the following medical conditions: nausea and vomiting; used in the treatment of cancer; to stimulate appetite in AIDS patients.

* Cesamet

It is used to control nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapeutic agents

For patients, there are eight medical conditions for which they can be permitted to use cannabis. The list includes all of the following:

  • The Cancer patients.
  • Those diagnosed with Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS patients
  • Those that are suffering from the fit of Muscle spasms
  • People that suffer from Seizures
  • Those that fall into the category of people that suffer Severe pain
  • In cases of severe nausea
  • Cachexia also meaning dramatic weight loss.
  • People affected by muscle atrophy also known as wasting syndrome.

The above medical conditions are the ones medically allowed to take this substance; Anything outside the list above is a contravention of the laws.

Care Tips

Do not drive under the influence of this substance.

Do not drink alcohol alongside this substance.

Do not use during pregnancy or when you are preparing for pregnancy.

Do not use this substance while breastfeeding a baby.

Conclusion

The above should serve as a guide towards the proper use of cannabis.

Efficiënt en effectief je eigen plantjes kweken

Cannabiszaden

Je kunt op de pagina Thuis wiet kweken natuurlijk al het een en ander lezen over het kweken van wiet, maar in dit artikel focussen we ons op hoe je te werk moet gaan om efficiënt wiet te kweken. Om te beginnen zijn er natuurlijk veel verschillende type cannabiszaden. We gaan in dit artikel uit van het binnenshuis kweken van de plantjes. Wanneer je de plantjes buiten wilt kweken (en zaadjes hebt die geschikt zijn voor buitenshuis), houd er dan rekening mee dat je deze alleen in de zomer kunt kweken.

Geef de zaadjes voldoende water

hfavifvoseroueeuooesWanneer je hebt besloten om zelf wietplanten te kweken (het maximale aantal voor thuisgebruik is 5), dan zal je moeten beginnen om de cannabiszaadjes te wateren. Kraanwater is hierbij ideaal en we raden aan om de zaadjes eerst in een glas water te zetten en op een plek met een temperatuur van ongeveer 18-30 graden Celsius te plaatsen. Je zou het glas dus bijvoorbeeld in een keukenkastje kunnen plaatsen. Controleer de zaadjes elke 12 uur en druk drijvende zaadjes soms even onder water om ervoor te zorgen dat ze voldoende water opnemen.

Kies voor een geschikte bodem

De zaadjes kunnen meestal na ongeveer 48 uur worden geplant. Wanneer de witte wortels van de zaadjes in het glas water zichtbaar worden moeten de zaadjes uit het water worden gehaald en in een schoon en vrij losse, pH-neutrale bodem met goede drainage worden geplant. Bij de betere growshops kan vaak een bodem bestaande uit perliet, vermiculiet en veenmos worden gekocht, maar ook universele potgrond met hydrokorrels volstaat vaak prima als bodem.

Gebruik een geschikte pot

Bij het planten van de zaadjes is het belangrijk dat ze op de juiste diepte en in een goede container of pot worden geplant. Cannabiszaadjes moeten over op een diepte van ongeveer 0,5 tot 1,5 cm in de aarde worden gestoken en de pot moet een diepte van ten minste 10 cm hebben. Zorg er ook voor dat de pot gaatjes heeft waardoor overtollig vocht kan worden gedraineerd. De aarde moet goed vochtig, maar niet doorweekt zijn.

Plaats de pot in de juiste omgeving

Tot slot is het belangrijk om de pot in een omgeving met de juiste temperatuur te plaatsen. De planten groeien het beste bij een temperatuur van 20-25 graden Celsius. Dek de pot in het begin af met een stuk helder plastic en verwijder dit plastic wanneer de planten door beginnen te komen en de eerste echte bladeren zich vormen. Houd de bodem vochtig en maak eventueel gebruik van wat meststoffen. Let wel op dat er niet teveel gebruikt wordt gemaakt van meststoffen, aangezien dit schadelijk kan zijn voor de plant.