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Sleep and CBN: What we really know about the buzzy cannabis compound

Sleep and CBN: What we really know about the buzzy cannabis compound

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The information contained in this article is not a substitute for, or alternative to information from a healthcare practitioner. Please consult a healthcare professional before using any product and check your local laws before making any purchasing decisions. As soon as my head hits the pillow on stressful nights, my brain becomes a windy race track, thoughts zooming by at 100 mph, commanding my attention. I wanted it to stop.  So for months I tried various cannabis products promising better sleep, hoping that one of them could serve as a red light and stop the buzzy traffic, at least until morning.  Read more...More about Cannabis, Science, and Drugs Source: Marshable
Understanding the confusing world of CBD and THC ratios

Understanding the confusing world of CBD and THC ratios

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This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows.  There's a flurry of new numbers on marijuana product labels, and the ratios can feel like a confusing math problem. But there's a method to the madness — one based more on anecdotes than broadly recognized scientific research. A variety of vape oils, tinctures, salves, and edibles with numbers like 18:1, 4:1, and 1:1 — noting the amount of CBD to THC — have been showing up at dispensaries in recent years in both medical and recreational states. THC will make you high, while its sister compound CBD generally won't — and has therapeutic potential. Most marijuana s
Rise of the terpenes: The next wave of weed innovation focuses on a little-known compound

Rise of the terpenes: The next wave of weed innovation focuses on a little-known compound

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This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows. Chicken and waffles. Moscow Mule. Gingerbread cookies. Plum. Joe Edwards says he's made cannabis flower taste like all of the above and then some, using a high-tech curing unit produced by Colorado startup Yofumo. The plum was made specially for his grandma who uses cannabis for her arthritis pain but hates the taste.  "My grandmother has no interest in Skunk No. 1," Edwards, vice president of client applications and deployment at Yofumo, jokes, referring to a popular cannabis strain that smells, well, skunky.  Read more...More about Cannabis, Pot, Weed, High Tec