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3 Things That Happen When You Consume Marijuana And Caffeine At The Same Time

Coffee, tea, and alcohol are probably the most socially-condoned addictions in the Western world. But as smoking a J rapidly becomes almost as normal as a morning cup of joe, many people are doubling-on and combining their low-level vices.

Using THC and caffeine in tandem doesn’t cause the wooziness many people get when they drink and smoke at the same time. But caffeine and THC still work together in surprising, if less-intense, ways.

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What Counts As ‘Medical Marijuana’ Varies From State To State, And That’s A Problem

Research suggests that marijuana – or more specifially compounds in marjuana – may have potential as a treatment for epilepsy and chronic pain, among other conditions. However, more research is needed to fully understand any potential health benefits from the substance.

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Summary of California Adult Use Marijuana Act

Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act: Executive Summary

Overview: 

– The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) is designed to allow nonmedical marijuana for responsible adult use, and establish a strict regulatory system, modeled after the medical marijuana legislation passed with bipartisan support and signed into state law in 2015, to facilitate the transition to a legal market.

– The Adult Use of Marijuana Act proposes the toughest regulations of any adult-use marijuana proposal submitted to date — in the interests of protecting children and preventing diversion to the illegal market.

– The Adult Use of Marijuana Act addresses five main components: adult use of nonmedical marijuana, medical marijuana, regulation of nonmedical marijuana, taxation, and criminal penalties. Revenue raised from levies on marijuana will be dedicated to three sources: Youth Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Treatment; State and Local Law Enforcement; and Environmental Restoration and Water Protection.

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Medical Marijuana Decreases Migraines

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According to a new study from researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, patients diagnosed with migraine headaches saw a significant drop in their frequency when treated with medical marijuana.

The study was recently published in the journal Pharmacotherapy, and examined patients diagnosed with migraines and treated with medical marijuana between Jan. 2010 and Sept. 2014. It found the frequency of migraines dropped from 10.4 to 4.6 headaches per month, a number considered statistically and clinically significant. Continue reading

Breeding vs. Crossing Cannabis Plants

yesMost often grower’s do not breed, they cross plants without stabilizing any particular plant, or developing true breeding strains. Once they find a plant they like, they take clones of it and grow it out under lights. Often this is process is confused with breeding. It is much more difficult to select plants, stabilize them into true breeding plants and produce hybrids. Sometimes, when 10 purchased seeds are planted, the result is 10 plants that all look different.

Favorable characteristics most breeders look for include general vigor, potency, resin content, flower to leaf ratio, large floral clusters, quality of high – long lasting, soaring, sedative – therapeutic effects, taste and aroma, short stature, early maturation, and mold and mite resistance. Continue reading

What Happens When You Mix Cannabis And Tobacco

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Cannabis and Tobacco have long been used throughout the world for centuries and are part of many cultural traditions, spiritual rituals, and common practice. They are often used together whether mixed or one after the other. 

Both tobacco and marijuana plant chemicals work on the nervous system, having effects on both the mind and body, with some effects being uplifting in stimulation of mood and energy, and others calming, more relaxing in nature. In the world of the cannabis user, many daily tokers even enjoy tobacco and weed in conjunction with one another whether it be after-indulgent cigarettes or the ever popular mix of the two: also known as the infamous “Spliff”. (Note- combining one or more substances in conjunction with one another for variant mental and physical effect is also known as polydrug use.)

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Each Plant has a Unique Signature

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In a recent article in the Oregonion, reporter by Teresa Mahoney wrote about her experience having her cannabis tested at a state approved lab.

What she learned, in her words, is that, “There’s actually no such thing as a strain… people are defining it wrong.

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