A recent study published in the Journal of American Medicine has shows marijuana users are healthier than nonusers. This is exciting results for marijuana advocates. Along with the huge list of marijuana benefits listed below, marijuana actually helps to reduce weight. This might not make much sense at first. Appetite may develop after smoking pot, and the end result is called “the munchies”. After smoking, this state is inevitable and overeating is a definite consequence.

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This is mainly due to the THC content, which sends signals to the brain that trigger the release of certain hormones. These hormones tell your body that you need to eat, regardless of the fact that you may have just eaten. To add to this, marijuana actually increases sense of touch, taste and smell, so the food tastes even better and is even harder to resist. By controlling the release of insulin, marijuana regulates metabolism in a way that promotes weight reduction, despite the fact that marijuana users may still consume more calories. This really is the best of both worlds, you eat more but actually lose weight because of a quicker metabolism.

The study was quite large, consisting of over 4,600 people. Previous research had shown that marijuana users had lower instances of diabetes and obesity. But this is the first study of its kind to establish a relationship between insulin and marijuana consumption. Studies show insulin is a key hormone linked to heart disease and metabolism.

In addition to weight loss, the study found that marijuana users in general are healthier than their nonsmoking counterparts. Most of the key variables indicate health is better for marijuana users than nonusers. Marijuana users have smaller waist to hip ratios, lower blood sugar, higher levels of HDL (“Good”) cholesterol and a lower risk of insulin resistance. The most pronounced results were in those who smoked regularly. In other words, marijuana could soon be up there with fruit and vegetables in terms of health and wellbeing.

Marijuana Health Benefits

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The findings of this study should not come as such as surprise, given the numerous health benefits associated with marijuana. Studies suggest that marijuana consumption increases creativity and problem-solving skills, and even helps focus in certain areas. The component that gives cannabis its health benefits is THC, which works on the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for emotional processing, sleep and cognition.

The health benefits of marijuana are endless. Cannabis shows to alleviate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, glaucoma, schizophrenia, insomnia, bi-polar and more. It helps to regulate metabolism and weight, by controlling the release of insulin. Not to mention the fact that it also happens to be a superfood. The leaves of the marijuana plant are full of beneficial compounds and vitamins. All leafy greens have the same characteristic of being full of vitamins which are incredibly beneficial. The biggest superfoods on the planet are usually green – Kale, Spinach, Spirulina, Marine Phytoplankton.

Cannabis research is making it a top superfoods across the web. Cannabis is used as a supreme muscle relaxant for athletes after sporting events, or to help them to get a restorative sleep. There is a large variety of topical cannabis products being release on the market as legalization continues.

How does Marijuana Work?

When marijuana is heated the THC rises in the form of smoke or vapor. THC is an element that gives the euphoric highs that cannabis is renowned for. Cannabis above 23% is judged to be of a high THC content. The range is generally from 19% to 23%. With the ongoing marijuana legalization, expect to see many THC infused products with a variety of benefits.

There is a large difference between vaporization and combustion. When marijuana is combusted, plant matter and filter paper is turned to smoke, and all the harmful chemicals from these substances end up being in your system. Numerous scientific studies indicate that vaporization is healthier than combustion. Materials heat to a lower temperature, which means that only the essential oils containing the THC and other compounds gets released. Chemicals get left behind as the heat is not strong enough to release them to gas.

Endocannabinoids

Cannabinoid receptors can be found throughout the body and play a role in practically all bodily functions, including sleep, appetite, mood, emotions, immune function, fertility and reproduction, hunger, temperature, memory, pain, pleasure and motor control. Endocannabinoids are chemical messengers that tell these receptors when to start and stop functioning. With many neurological disorders, endocannabinoids can help to get things moving again.

The Wonders of Marijuana

Research indicates the effects of marijuana on health are overwhelmingly positive. That said, it is still important to use responsibly. Excessive consumption, just like anything else, will result in unfavorable consequences. The real danger lies for children and young adults who might overuse. Marijuana has become one of the most illegitimately criticized foods in the world. The fact of the matter is that it does lower motivation, and there is a possible link between lower IQ and cannabis consumption.

It is also worth noting that while marijuana is generally good for neurological disorders, there are going to be instances where it will produce adverse effects. But if you are avoiding cannabis because you might put on weight, then you are doing so for the wrong reason.

Author Bio – John Levy is the author of this post. He is a blogger for Pot Valet, a leading company to provide marijuana delivery service in Santa Barbara. He has 5 years of experience in the Cannabis industry and loves to share useful information about cannabis and related products.


 Cannabiscan help you fall asleep faster. With sedative effects, it has the ability to relieve stress and help you physically relax, which can make it easier to drift off to sleep and get some rest.

Using cannabis can be particularly helpful for people who have conditions that make it difficult to sleep well. People who suffer from PTSD, insomnia, pain, and other conditions can use marijuana to relieve the symptoms that can interfere with sleep.

Cannabis may relieve symptoms of sleep disorders including sleep apnea by supporting better breathing. Dronabinol, an exogenous cannabinoid, improved sleep apnea symptoms in almost all of the participants in a 2013 study.

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Research suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may have therapeutic potential for treating insomnia. CBD also shows potential for treating REM sleep behavior disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness. THC can make it easier to fall asleep, however, THCuse could impair long term sleep quality.
How Cannabis Changes Sleep

Using cannabis before bedtime can cause changes in your sleep cycle, reducing the time spent in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This is the final stage of your sleep cycle and is the time in which you dream. When you use cannabis before bed, you may not have as many dreams, or your dreams may be less vivid.

If you’re a long term user of cannabis, taking a break or discontinuing use may cause temporary sleep disruptions. It can be more difficult to fall asleep, and you may experience shorter sleep time, less slow wave sleep, shorter REM cycles, and lessened sleep efficiency.

Choosing Strains That Can Help You Sleep

Typically, sativa strains can be energizing and uplifting, which may not be a good choice for sleep. Indica is usually a better choice for sleepy effects. Indica is believed to contain more relaxing and sedating terpenes than sativa strains.

stonerdays space socksAged cannabis can improve sleepy effects. As THC oxidizes, it converts to CBN, which is associated with more sedative effects than fresh cannabis. Some users age their own cannabis, but some producers are creating CBN products including oils, edibles, capsules, and patches.

Inhaling marijuana can deliver a faster effect that helps you go to sleep more quickly. However, the effects of cannabis-infused edibles can last for a longer period of time, and help you stay asleep longer.

Pairing Cannabis With Healthy Sleep Habits

Although cannabis can help support good sleep, it’s not a replacement for healthy sleep habits. You can improve your sleep by maintaining good sleep hygiene and using cannabis to help you relax and drift off to sleep.

Give yourself enough time to sleep. Make sleep a priority, reserving about eight hours a night so that you can get the seven to seven and a half hours of sleep the average adult needs.

Create a healthy sleep environment. It can be difficult to sleep well if you’re in an environment that’s not conducive to sleep. You should have a mattress that appropriately meets your needs, and your bedroom should be cool, dark, and quiet.

Talk to your doctor about sleep disorders. Although cannabis can help with sleep disorders including insomnia and sleep apnea, it’s not a replacement for diagnosis and treatment. Discuss sleep difficulties with your doctor and how you may be able to incorporate cannabis in your treatment.

Maintain a regular cannabis and sleep schedule.Going to bed at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each day can help you fall asleep easier. The same is true for maintaining a regular bedtime routine, in which you go through the same few steps before bed every night.

Keep your evenings relaxing. Avoid caffeine, late night screen time, and vigorous exercise before bed, as these can be too energizing and interfere with sleep. It’s best to relax before bed, potentially incorporating cannabis into your evening routine for better sleep.


The Bubble Gum originated in Indiana in the 1970s. After making the rounds in the States, the genetics were taken to Holland during the 1990s, where a stable interbred variety was developed. Named Bubble Gum from the start, this variety quickly acquired a reputation for its sweetness, so much that the name “Bubble Gum” has been widely borrowed for all sorts of seeds and weed. The winner of many accolades, Bubble Gum has placed repeatedly in the High Times Cannabis Cup: 3rd place in 1994 for best coffeeshop product, 2nd place for best bioproduct and 2nd for the overall Cannabis Cup in 1995, and 2nd place again in 1999 for the overall Cannabis Cup.

 

Marijuana and Weight Loss | Stoner Blog

 Stoner Ladies listen up. Marijuana and Weight Loss are now being put together in the same sentence! So go ahead ladies, take another hit off that beautiful bong!

A new research study on marijuana reports that regular use of marijuana consumption may in fact be a contributor in weight loss. This conclusion comes from a report published in the American Journal of Medicine. This is great news to all of us Stoner Men and Women out here in the cannabis community.

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The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Nebraska, Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, examined 4,657 adults, 579 of whom regularly smoked reefer.

“We found significant associations between marijuana use and smaller waist circumferences,” the researchers report.

A significant amount of potheads had 16% lower levels of insulin than the non-smokers in the study. Awesome news, you got to love to hear this stoners. Thumbs up!

The hormone Insulin, regulates metabolism of fat and carbs. Maybe that’s why smokers of the miracle plant marijuana are less prone to diabetes. Good thing because I’m sure none of us cannabis users want to develop diabetes.

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Well I may not be a doctor folks but all signs point to continuing to smoke the reefer goodness. Stoners pack up those bowls and make sure they’re filled to the top with that good kush. Smoke weed, be happy, and Stay Blazed!

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10 Best CannabisStorage Ideas

10 BEST CANNABIS STORAGE IDEASHere are the 10 Best Cannabis Storage Ideas for every stoner. Because marijuana is organic, it will degrade over time, particularly if exposed to the elements. Storing cannabis properly is vital. So, how do you do it?
As organic matter, cannabis decomposes. You can prevent this from happening for as long as you store it properly. In fact, marijuana is much like wine: If you store it correctly, it will actually get more potent and tasty with time. Here are 10 ideas to help you get cannabis storage right:

  1. Keep It Dark

All cannabis storage must occur in the dark. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, light will quickly degrade your harvest. Choose a place where very little light can get to it, preferably none.

  1. Keep It Dry

If there is moisture in your weed when you store it, mold will grow and destroy it. Make sure you dry it properly before putting marijuana in storage. Stash it in a dry place free of damp and mold.

  1. Store It Airtight

Do not let any oxygen near your weed. According to the National Institutes of Health, oxygen triggers decomposition. Anything you put in glass will stay fresh for a long time. Use glass jars with airtight lids.

  1. Store It Cool

Warmth can denature trichomes, stimulate bacterial growth, and severely reduce quality. Keep your stash away from any heat. Store it in a drawer, closet or cabinet.

  1. Keep It Large

Do not break your buds down for marijuana storage. Keep your buds as big as possible. Breaking them into smaller pieces will accelerate decomposition and destroy precious THC crystals.

  1. Leave It Untouched

Do not handle your weed at all during storage. You will damage trichomes and lose THC and cannabinoids. Leave your stash untouched until you are ready to use it.

  1. 10 BEST CANNABIS STORAGE IDEASBurped It

It is crucial that you “burp” during cannabis storage. During curing, you should do this daily. During storage, do it only monthly. Open the jar for 10 minutes to let it air. Close it and put it back when done.

  1. Keep It Unfrozen

Freezing works if you are storing cannabis for years, but almost nobody stores stash for that long. Unless you are, avoid freezing. Defrosting reduces quality. If kept cool, it will stay fresh for at least two years.

  1. Hide It

Although the legalization movement is sweeping across towns and cities, you should still be discreet. Hide your stash from other eyes, and do not advertise that you have any.

  1. Store It Safe

Storing cannabis should occur in a safe place. Do not put it where something can knock it over, such as a cat. Store glass jars where they cannot fall over and break.

Although it may sound complicated, marijuana storage is actually very easy. Keep it dry, cool, and airtight in a safe, discreet place. Burp it once a month, and do not handle it unless you have to. What is the worst thing to happen to you when storing cannabis? Let us know in the comments below.

 

How To Grow Marijuana In a Closet!

How To Harvest Weed – Important Things To Know


Congratulations on your choice to grow what is arguably one of the most popular marijuana strains in the world. Many growers choose White Widow over others because of its extra-sized yield and fast turnover which makes it perfect for both small-time and commercial growers. It is also one of the more powerful strains of cannabis in the world.

It is absolutely wonderful to watch this awesome strain grow in your garden as the buds flower into beautiful white crystals that are dripping with THC-packed trichomes. This sativa-indica hybrid has a fast flowering time from 55-70 days and even has medicinal properties for treating stress and physical pain. To get you started on your way to growing this top-rated strain, here are a few tips and tricks to grow just like a pro.

Grow Indoors
White Widow does well in either a soil or hydroponic setup. Although you can also grow this strain outdoors from the seedling stage, you will get the best results by starting indoors. In outdoor situations, it is best to grow White Widow in a sunny, warmer climate. Some growers prefer to use continuous light indoors for germination and vegetative growth and then switch to outdoor light for flowering.

This method takes advantage of the natural light cycle of the sun while cutting down on energy use. However, if you want to remain stealthy, an indoor grow space also provides excellent results and it all starts with providing the right conditions for your White Widow plants.

Create the Right Climate
White Widow grows best when in environments that have temperatures falling between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a good idea to invest in a digital thermometer to monitor the temperature in your grow space. This plant can be very picky about feeding and climate so this is something you have to pay close attention to when growing your plants indoors.

Germinate Properly
An easy and proven method for germinating White Widow seeds is the paper towel method. Take about 5 seeds and put them on a paper towel and cover them. Then take a spray bottle and moisten the paper towel, but make sure not to make it soaking wet. Put the wet paper towel in a plastic bag such as a Ziploc and close it. Place the plastic bag in a dark place so that it does not get any light. This process is fast and after a day or two, check the paper towel and you should see that your White Widow seeds have properly germinated.

Vegetation

Do not use cheap soil mixes or unknown soil from outside. If you are using soil, make sure to use a good medium that will allow the roots to grow easily such as a high quality compost mix. Use rock wool, vermiculite, or perlite for a hydroponic grow. The key to producing nice big healthy buds is to ensure that the plant is getting plenty of nitrogen through watering and the proper fertilizer. You also want to make sure that the roots are getting excellent drainage.

Flowering
To harvest buds that are the most potent, switch the light hours into the dark period for the last 2 weeks when flowers start budding. This is why many growers place White Widow plants outdoors at this stage. By doing so, you will promote the increased production of THC crystals.

Have a Great Harvest
By following these tips and tricks, you can yield up to 450 to 500 grams per plant for each harvest. If you are growing White Widow year-round, this means you will get a sea of green that you can enjoy year after year. With this plant, you will find that you can get good results even if you make a few mistakes. Even if you do not have a lot of money, you can still reap great rewards and enjoyable harvests from White Widow plants.


A cancer survivor native, [name concealed due to privacy], from British Columbia has a story that most people cannot imagine. In May 2007, the patient had a heart attack and afterward a double bypass surgery. As a result of the surgery, she experienced chronic pain from a maligned sternum and post-sternotomy neuralgia syndrome. The patient constantly took pain killers to try to ease the pain, but nothing seemed to work.

Fast forward four years, the cancer patient was diagnosed with anal canal cancer and was coping with two spots of skin cancer on her collar bone. After two surgeries, the doctors told her that they were not able to get all the cancer and that she would have to go through radiation. She researched the procedure and discovered that there was potentially for permanent damage and she would suffer second- and third-degree burns. There was also a good possibility that the affected areas would fuse shut from the burns and subsequent scaring.

Hesitant about the radiation treatments, she asked for some time to think about it. Her doctor then told her that she had 2-4 months to live, at most 6, and that she should highly consider the radiation treatment.

But instead, she decided to start exploring the use of cannabis oil for cancer treatment.

WHAT IS CANNABIS OIL AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

Cannabis oil is a thick, sticky substance composed of cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, which is obtained from cannabis flowers using a solvent extraction procedure. It is the most concentrated form of cannabis products, which makes cannabis oil the most powerful. The oil can be vaporized into the lungs, ingested orally, applied topically or used as a suppository. It can also be mixed with creams or salves for beauty treatments, and other external uses.

The cannabis plant originated from Central Asia, and is one of the oldest, mental stimulating drugs known to mankind. The beginnings of its use are difficult to trace, since the plant was cultivated and consumed long before the appearance of writing. According to archeological discoveries, the cannabis plant has been known in China at least since around 4000 BC.

Some of the diseases and conditions that cannabis oil has been used for include: Crohn’s disease, diabetes, gout, pain relief, glaucoma, migraines, Dravet syndrome, asthma, Doose syndrome, epilepsy, anorexia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, opioid dependence, strokes, head trauma, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, HIV dementia and — what we will be focusing on — cancer.

Effects of Cannabis Oil on Cancer Cells

HOW DO CANCER CELLS FORM?

Every person’s body has cells. Certain cells multiply and divide to create new tissue, while others (such as nerve or muscle cells) do neither function. The body also contains specific genes called oncogenes that control a cell’s ability to grow and divide. On the other hand, there are genes called tumour suppression genes that signal to cells to stop growing.

When cancer occurs, the oncogenes are ‘turned on’ when they should not be or the tumour suppression genes are ‘turned off’ when they are not supposed to be. This occurrence results in the excess growth of cells in the form of tumours.

Cancer cells go through numerous stages as they divide and multiply to become a tumour. During the hypeplasia stage, normal cells divide at a heightened rate therefore increasing the total number of cells. During stage two, dysplasia, the new cancer cells look contorted. The cancer cells begin to form a growing ball of cells, known as the primary tumour.This tumour starts to push and suppress the surrounding cells. In the fourth stage, called invasion,the tumour grows bigger and starts to delve into and invade the cells around it. In the final process, called metastasis, the cancerous cells spread into a blood vessel or lymph node and within the blood or lymph fluid to other parts of the body where it can start the dividing stage again.

There exact cause of cancer is not known, but research shows that various factors likely play a role. These factors include: tobacco smoking, ionizing radiation, certain viruses and chemicals, and prolonged exposure to sunlight.

HOW DOES CBD KILL CANCER?

Simply put, when THC connects to the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptor site on the cancer cell, it induces an increase in ceramide synthesis that leads to cell death. A normal cell does not produce ceramide when it is near THC; therefore it is not affected by the cannabinoid.

The reason the cancer cell dies is not because of the cytotoxic chemicals, but because there of a small shift in the mitochondria. The purpose of the mitochondria within a cell is to produce energy for the cell to use. As the ceramide is produced, it turns up the sphingolipid rheostat. This production increases the mitochondrial membrane permeability to cytochrome c, which is vital protein in energy synthesis. The cytochrome c is then pushed out of the mitochondria, which ultimately kills the source of energy for that particular cell.

The presence of ceramide leaves no possibility of cancer cell survival. This is because it causes genotoxic stress in the cancer cell that generates a protein call p53, which disrupts the calcium metabolism in the mitochondria. Ceramide also disrupts the cell’s digestive system that produces nutrients for all cell function, and actively inhibits pro-survival pathways.

The key to the cancer killing process is the accumulation of ceramide in the system. This means that by taking any amount of CBD and THC, at a steady rate over a period of time, the patient will keep metabolic pressure on these cancer cell death pathways.

ONGOING MEDICAL RESEARCH

Cannabis has been the subject of numerous scientific and medical research studies over the past twenty years. Scientists around the world have been studying and learning about cannabis plant. The results are as follows:

  • “The combination of cannabidiol and ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol enhances the anticancer effects of radiation in an orthotopic murine glioma model” (Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 2014)
  • “Cannabinoids inhibit the vascular endothelial growth factor pathway in gliomas” (The Journal of Cancer Research & American Journal of Cancer, 2004)
  • “Cannabidiolic acid, a major cannabinoid in fibre-type cannabis, is an inhibitor of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell migration” (Toxicology Letters, 2012)
  • “Cannabidiol inhibits lung cancer cell invasion and metastasis via intercellular adhesion molecule-1”(The FASEB Journal, 2012)
  • “Cannabinoids Induce Apoptosis of Pancreatic Tumour Cells via Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress–Related Genes” (Cancer Research, 2006)
  • “Cannabis-based medicine reduces multiple pathological processes in A?PP/PS1 mice” (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2015)
  • “Cannabis-based medicine reduces multiple pathological processes in A?PP/PS1 mice”
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  • “Inhibition of skin tumour growth and angiogenis in vivo by action of cannabinoid receptors” (Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2003)

Research surrounding cannabis oil and the cannabis industry will continue to happening and likely will not see a stop any time soon, since there is a trend emerging as you can see in the medical results above.

HOW CAN CANNABIS OIL HELP YOU?

Cannabis oil can help you if you are a cancer patient who does not take “we have done all we can do” to heart, but instead looks for an alternate method. Or maybe you aren’t convinced that Western medicine practices are right for you. With safe, high quality cannabis oil, you are providing yourself with improvements in your well-being and your standard of living in regards to pain management.  As mentioned above, there are numerous diseases and conditions that can be treated using cannabis oil. It is ultimately up to the patient to make the decision what route he or she wants to make: Western practices, alternative methods or a combination of both, like the Cancer patient did by undergoing surgery and then deciding the cannabis oil route was for her. And look at where she ended up.

Not only did she digest the cannabis oil, but she topically applied it to the two spots of skin cancer on her collar bone. She started to see notable differences on her skin within 48 hours, and in the patient’s case the spots appeared to be gone in over a week. She continued to ingest the cannabis oil and two weeks later, the pain she been experiencing for years was almost non-existent. She continued to ingest cannabis oil on a daily basis and slowly started to increase the amount she was taking.

Just over one year later from her initial diagnosis, the patient returned to her doctor to see if the effects of the cannabis oil had been working like she had hoped it would. He examined her, not once, not twice, but three times before he told her the news. He said, “It’s gone! I can’t find anything at all. If it wasn’t for the scar tissue I would never have known you had ever had cancer.” Needless to say patient was in disbelief that cannabis oil had been the one to lead her back to her normal, everyday lifestyle.

The Cancer Patient is a success story of using cannabis oil to help kill cancer cells. When using any CBD International product there is no ‘guaranteed cure’, but our treatments give you an alternative to traditional Western medicine practices.


Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own CBD edibles? Making your own marijuana-based food is not only a great way to save money; it’s also the perfect way to make snacks you love that contain exactly the right cannabinoid content for your unique health needs and taste.

If you’re curious about what it takes to make your own CBD products, now’s your chance to find out! Here is an overview of how to start making these tasty treats in the comfort of your own home.

Difference between CBD Edibles and THC Edibles

CBD is a cannabinoid just like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), both of which are found in marijuana. Eating THC can be very intense, but CBD oil only has small amounts of THC, so it does not produce the “high” associated with THC.

What’s so great about CBD edibles, anyway?

CBD edibles are great alternatives to THC-based edibles because they can offer relaxation and pain relief without the intense high that is often felt with smoking marijuana or eating THC-based food.

Cannabidiol edibles make the ideal alternative for those who don’t want to smoke, who can’t smoke, or who find normal marijuana-based products too strong. Edibles also tend to have a more gradual onset but last longer.

CBD edibles can make up a healthy part of your regular diet as CBD oil is rich in Omega-3 oils and amino acids. Edibles are also a great option for people with food restrictions or even those who are just plain picky when it comes to food.

Making CBD-based edibles is a fun way to experiment in the kitchen. When you have a bit of time and the right ingredients, it’s a rewarding way to spend a couple of hours.

Preparing to Make your CBD Edibles

As fat-soluble, hydrophobic substances, cannabinoids are best combined into oil-based products like butter and oil. To make CBD edibles, you first have to either buy CBD oil or make the oil or butter yourself.

So, which should you make? It depends on your end goals and preferences.

There are three different ways to make CBD oil: CO2, solvents, or oil.

  1. The CO2 method is safe and clean; however, it requires special equipment.
  2. The solvent method requires specific expertise and precision and is not recommended to the general public.
  3. Extracting CBD oil using a carrier oil like olive oil is probably the simplest of the three and is also very beneficial for your health.

Instructions for extracting CBD oil at home

Only certain strains of cannabis offer the best-quality CBD. If you are growing your own, you should know that some strains have a high content of THC and CBD as well. Two good examples of high CBD/low THC strains are Avi-dekel and industrial hemp.

Find a strain of plant with a high CBD and low THC level. As you prepare, you will need to ensure that you have a well-ventilated area. You should also have a solid understanding of how much CBD oil you would like to have in each treat and calculate this ahead of time.

To extract the oil, you will need a cup of carrier oil (virgin coconut oil is great) and 14 g of the right type of CBD buds.

CBD Extraction Instructions:

Grind the entire hemp plant, and put it in a canning jar with the carrier oil, placing the lid on tightly.

  1. Put the jar and a washrag in a saucepan with a few inches of water, and bring it to just below boiling, leaving it there for 3 hours and replacing water if it evaporates.
  2. Using tongs or oven mitts, give the jar a shake about every half an hour.
  3. When 3 hours are up, turn off the burner, and cover the pot with a towel.
  4. Allow the jar to cool for 3 hours, then repeat the process, leaving the jar in the pot with the towel on it overnight.
  5. Repeat the process over the course of a few days for stronger oil.
  6. When you have your oil, you can strain it through a cheesecloth.

If you are using CBD oil to cook, you should note that the boiling point is a maximum of 180 degrees C. These types of oils are sensitive to light and heat, so you should store them in a dark glass bottle and in a cool area.

DIY edibles aren’t for everyone. Some people prefer not to deal with the hassle of cooking and choose to buy CBD edibles. CBD comes in a wide variety of formats, including capsules, concentrates, and topicals. Looking to purchase CBD oil? Check out our list of the best CBD oil products.

What Recipes Can I Make With CBD Oil?

Now that you’ve made or purchased oil infused with CBD, you can start to make edibles. CBC oil is an extremely versatile substance that can be mixed into many different foods, including smoothies, salad dressings, and sweet snacks such as chocolates and lozenges. Or take a look at our high CBD edibles.

Once you’ve got your CBD oil or butter, what’s next? A quick Google search will lead you to a gazillion recipes for a whole range of sweets — and there’s so much more to make than just brownies!

Here are a few ideas (remember not to heat your oil above 180 degrees C):

  • Top your popcorn, potatoes, or toast with CBD-infused butter
  • Add the butter to your favorite brownie or cookie recipe
  • Use CBD oil just like other cooking oils to saute vegetables
  • Add the oil to sauces and salad dressings
  • Add CBD oil to pasta — it tastes especially good in cream sauces
  • Use CBD oil to make oven-baked vegetable chips or roast veggies
  • Use it in spicy Indian or Thai curries to hide the taste of the oil
  • Use your oil in your morning smoothie to help you combat daily anxiety
  • The oil can also be used in alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and can even be brewed into beer!

There’s so much you can use CBD oil and butter for — the possibilities are endless.

It’s a good idea to start with very small amounts when you’re first experimenting with CBD oil in the kitchen as the flavor can be quite strong. And don’t forget to get creative and have fun!

Why Make Homemade CBD Edibles?

CBD is safe and versatile with no side effects. The beauty of making your own edibles is that you can choose the exact amount of CBD oil or butter that you want to have in your food. And you can make a range of edibles that are not only tasty but even healthy.

Unlike THC-based edibles, you’ll be relaxed without having to worry about feeling “stoned” to the point where you may experience paranoia or anxiety.


Should CBD-infused Beauty Products Be Part of Your Skin-Care Regimen?

Beauty products infused with CBD are part of a growing realm that is expanding faster each day. CBD, cannabis, and hemp have taken the world of skin care and cosmetics by storm. Products like topical CBD oil are becoming the new go-to for people who want to keep their skin fresh and their bodies healthy.

From providing powerful antioxidant activity that may do wonders for your complexion to alleviating skin issues such as eczema, there is a wide range of benefits that products infused with CBD can offer you. There’s also a wide array of evidence that supports the many ways CBD can reinvigorate your skin, so why not try it out and see what CBD can do for your beauty regimen?

Topical CBD Oils for Smooth Skin

CBD topicals include balms, salves, lotions, and oils that are infused with active cannabinoids and are applied to and absorbed directly through your skin. These cannabinoid-infused topicals have become the beauty industry’s latest obsession thanks to their smoothing, healing, and rejuvenating effects. The popularity of topical CBD products has grown massively in recent years, with CBD and other cannabinoids making their way into various beauty products, skin creams, lip balms, shampoos, and more.

But how do they work? Instead of ingesting the CBD orally, which can take up to two hours for your body to experience the full effects, topicals are applied directly to the skin, which allows the CBD to take effect more quickly. CBD is never absorbed into the bloodstream when using topicals. Most importantly, though, CBD topicals are non-psychoactive, meaning they won’t get users “high.”

For those who may be somewhat reluctant to take CBD products orally, topical application can be a great way to explore the wonders of CBD-infused products and see how CBD can change their lives.

What Can CBD Oil Do for Skin?

The list of benefits provided by CBD oil is long and rigorous, and some of them may surprise you. CBD oil is one of the more accessible and easy-to-understand forms of cannabis, and from basic moisturizing to treating eczema and psoriasis symptoms, it’s not hard to see why people love it.

Here are just a few benefits CBD oil may provide for your skin:

  • 1. Effective and long-lasting moisture:Cold weather, dry indoor air, or the overuse of harsh soaps can cause your skin to lose moisture, leading to irritation and flakiness. The long-lasting moisturizing effect that CBD oil can provide could be the remedy you’ve been looking for.
  • 2. Plumps the skin:CBD oil can also rejuvenate your ailing skin. It can smooth fine lines and wrinkles and plump tired skin, leaving you looking youthful and smooth. (1)
  • 3. Skin soothing:Skin that is sore or irritated from rashes or skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, or eczema can be incredibly uncomfortable, painful, and frustrating. CBD oil can provide a calming remedy to soothe and relax your skin. However, you should be cautious to avoid applying CBD oil to open wounds or unknown rashes that have not been observed by a doctor.
  • 4. Balance oily skin:Sebum is an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands. (2) The right amount helps to protect your skin, but too much can lead to acne and a greasy-looking face. (3) CBD increases the body’s levels of cannabinoids such as anandamide (AEA), which has been shown to reduce levels of sebum. (4) Because of this, CBD oil could be a great solution if you find yourself suffering from these symptoms.
  • 5.  for all skin types: Due to CBD’s antioxidant properties, it is a universally effective method of skin care. Antioxidants are important because of their ability to minimize the damage of what are called “free radicals.” Whether your skin is rough or smooth, dry or oily, CBD oil can help you make the most of it so that you look and feel great.

A quick rundown of CBD oil in your personal-care regimen shows that it can be used to treat your hair, lips, hands, and body. Some of the benefits include shampoo that can provide your hair with essential vitamins, including A, C, and E, and minerals such as zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium. (5) (6)

Furthermore, CBD is a great source of vitamin D, so CBD-infused lip balm can give your lips the vitamin D they need to stay smooth and plump. (7) (8) CBD may act as a great vitamin D supplement since most of us don’t get enough from food or the sun, and applying it topically can be an effective method of absorption. (9)There are many benefits of vitamin D, including improving the immune system, strengthening bones, and reducing the risk of cancer. There are also many benefits to the other aforementioned minerals. For example, cracks may appear at the corners of your mouth if you are deficient in iron and zinc. (10)

CBD Skin-Care Products to Try

Of course, CBD is not used only in skin care, and it isn’t only found in oil form. There are a variety of personal-care products infused with CBD’s rejuvenating and calming power. And never forget, cosmetics and beauty products are not just for women—men can benefit just as much from some of these products. From shampoo to lip balm, CBD has plenty of remarkable healing properties. (11) Here are just a few you should check out:

  • Washing with shampoo infused with CBD is a great way to leave your scalp feeling invigorated. It can clean, protect, and lock in moisture, leaving your hair looking and feeling refreshed.
  • Similarly, CBD conditioner can be a great remedy for dry or rough hair. It can provide nourishment for your hair and restore its shine.
  • Most people’s lips get dry and flaky, especially during the colder months. Keep your lips healthy and smooth with this CBD oil lip balm that will soothe dryness and heal cracks.
  • A moisturizer spray that’s specially formulated for sensitive skin can provide all-over relief and is safe for both children and adults.
  • Check out this CBD oil kit for a simple and complete face-and-body skin-care routine that takes the guesswork out of choosing products.

Tips for Applying Topical CBD Oils

If you’re unfamiliar with or unsure how to properly and effectively apply topicals to your skin, follow these simple instructions to ensure you’re getting the most out of your CBD skin-care products.

  1. Don’t mix CBD skin products with other topical products.

It’s important that you are applying the CBD topical to areas of the skin that are unaffected by other skin-care products. Making sure that you are applying your topicals to clean, product-free skin ensures that your skin is effectively absorbing the oil in its entirety. Mixing the CBD oil with other products will only dilute the effects and reduce its effectiveness.

  1. Make sure you are applying it at the right time.

Do not apply CBD oil before bathing or taking part in an activity that will make you sweat. Water will only wash away the oil from your skin before it has time to absorb and do its work. Excessive sweating can also prevent the oil from penetrating the skin, which will nullify the effects.

  1. Apply liberally and massage CBD oil into the skin.

Once the oil has been applied, massage it gently but firmly into your skin. The body won’t absorb much of the cannabinoid in small doses, so be sure to apply liberally. Once you’re done, make sure you wash your hands so you do not inadvertently spread potentially irritable substances to sensitive areas. Some oils contain compounds that may cause discomfort and irritation to the wrong parts of the body, such as the eyes.

  1. Follow the directions on the packaging.

Be sure that you are applying as much oil as is recommended, and read over any and all instructions carefully. Following these instructions and basic rules is the best way to ensure that you are getting the most out of your CBD topicals.

Research and Studies on the Skin Care and CBD Oil Connection

Although CBD in skin care is still a fairly new concept, there is already a substantial amount of research that shows its potential and potency. When asked by Marie Claire magazine about CBD’s benefits, Joyce Imahiyerobo-Ip, MD and director of cosmetic dermatology at South Shore Medical Center in MA, praised its healing and soothing capabilities, saying that “CBD is anti-inflammatory and potentially antimicrobial, meaning it could help fight bacteria and pathogens.” (12) She also talked of its antioxidant properties, which she claimed can “result in anti-aging benefits.”

“Cannabis is filled with antioxidants, like vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E, all of which will be helpful in preventing damage and premature crepiness under your eyes,” she continued. But that’s not all. There are plenty of studies to support CBD oil being a good source of antioxidants, which are useful in fighting free radicals (compounds in the body that can damage cells and impair their functions). (13) (14)

Antioxidants work by stabilizing free radicals, preventing the chemical chain reaction caused by these compounds and therefore minimizing their damage. CBD oil has also been proven to protect against neurodegenerative disorders and age-related brain changes. (15)

Furthermore, New York-based Whitney Bowe, MD, and New Jersey-based Jeanette Jacknin, MD, both agree that CBD’s anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits have been clinically proven. “Studies have shown that the cannabinoids like CBD in marijuana are anti-inflammatory and anti-aging, and topical CBD has proven helpful for acne, eczema, and psoriasis,” Dr. Jacknin has reported. “Hemp seed oil is reputed to be the most unsaturated oil derived from the plant kingdom, so it is less pore-clogging but a great moisturizer for dry, cracked skin.” (16)

What Users Think about CBD for Skin Care

Scientific evidence and the approval of experts is reassuring, but what do people who have tried CBD topicals have to say? Speaking anecdotally, CBD users have generally had nothing but great things to say about the benefits of topical CBD oil. There are many different forums and sites dedicated to the discussion of CBD and its benefits where people suffering from a variety of skin ailments (or just people simply wanting to try it out for its cosmetic qualities) have praised its impact. (17) (18)

Take a look for yourself at the amount of satisfied people who have come away from experimenting with CBD topicals with positive results. Many users have supported its beauty applications, saying it did wonders for their skin. Others have discussed its benefits in aiding the symptoms of issues like anxiety thanks to its calming and relaxing effects.

Ultimately, topical CBD oil for skin care is a new and exciting field. Although not all the research has been done, there is already plenty of evidence that it really is as great as people say. An amazing and healthy remedy for dry, sore, or irritated skin, as well as a variety of ailments including acne, eczema, and psoriasis, CBD topicals have already proven themselves to be a great alternative to the many beauty and cosmetic products out there. So why not check out topical CBD oil and see how it can change your skin-care regimen today?

If you’ve already used CBD oil as part of your skin-care regimen, let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you!


With the craze surrounding it the past few years, we’re sure you’ve heard of hemp oil and the rumors that surround it – the magical benefits, how it can cure any malady, the hidden, secret powers of it.

While you can forget the mystical murmurs you’ve heard about hemp oil, don’t toss it out altogether. Hemp oil may not be magical, but it’s certainly a wonderful, healthy addition to your lifestyle. It has hundreds of benefits – some common knowledge and others lesser known – that may significantly improve your life.

But wait – what exactly is hemp oil? What does it do? How do you use it? If you’re curious about hemp oil, its benefits, how to use it, and overall, this guide is for you.

We’ve outlined some of the most basic, helpful information about hemp oil, how to use it, how it can help improve your lifestyle, and even some science behind how hemp oil can affect your body.

Let’s dive in.

The Basics of Hemp Oil

To start, let’s talk basics. You can’t understand the ins-and-outs of hemp oil unless you know the answer to the most important question – what exactly is hemp oil? It’s pretty simple. Hemp oil is the nutty, flavorful oil that’s derived from hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant that has a long history in the United States.

Hemp and hemp oil have been lumped into the same category as marijuana for decades because of the tiny amount of THC they contain, even though they’re not nearly as powerful as the amount in marijuana.

Hemp contains about .03 percent-1.5 percent of THC, which is significantly lower than marijuana.

There are several different types of hemp oils you can derive from the plant, and it can be helpful to break them down into categories: hemp essential oil, hemp seed oil, and hemp CBD oil.

These are extracted from the plant in diverse ways and have distinct functions:

  • Hemp Essential Oil: this oil comes from the upper leaves and flowers of the plant and features a therapeutic aroma. It’s said to help release stress and relax the body.
  • Hemp Seed Oil: this comes from the seeds, as the name suggests. Whether it’s unrefined or processed, this oil is often called nature’s most balanced oil. It lacks flavor but is full of antioxidants and natural vitamins.
  • Hemp CBD Oil: this is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant and is primarily used in a variety of therapeutic ways.

What Can Hemp Oil Do For You?

What Can Hemp Oil Do For You

Now that you have a better idea of what hemp oil is, where it comes from, and what it’s made of, we can get into some of the good stuff. The benefits of hemp oil are numerous, so we’ll talk a bit about a few of our favorites.

Immune and Hormonal Health:

Hemp oil may boost your immunity and help you maintain a normal hormonal balance. Because it’s the only edible seed that contains gamma-linolenic acid, it can be converted to the hormone prostaglandin PGE1 that helps regulate hormonal balances. Its high composition of fatty acids is pertinent too, as healthy immune modulation requires fatty acids.

Ease Joint Pain & Muscle Soreness:

More and more people are finding hemp oil to be incredibly helpful for pain relief. Some initial studieshow shown that it may have an anti-inflammatory effect, reducing the pain felt by people with joint painor muscle soreness. Given the massive opioid epidemic sweeping the United States, this could be a huge breakthrough for relieving pain.

Healthy, Beautiful Skin and Hair:

It’s not just a vanity thing – taking care of your skin and hair is vital to your health, and hemp oil may get you to where you want to be. Hemp oil for skin care is nutrient-rich, and it contains fatty acids and linoleic acid, both of which are vital ingredients that may help fight inflammation, redness, and acne. It also contains ceramides (like lipids or fats) that support cellular membranes – this helps prevent excess moisture from leaving cells in your hair.

Brain Health:

The nerves that communicate with your brain are protected by a conductor called myelin, which helps ensure that the messages your nerves are sending are going directly and efficiently to your brain. Using hemp oil (with those magic fatty acids) may help strengthen and maintain that myelin in your brain, protecting your nervous system and fighting brain degeneration.

Fight Heart Disease:

It’s common knowledge that fatty acids are key to heart health, so it makes sense that hemp oil would be a strong proponent of heart health, too. The linoleic acid in hemp oil may help reduce bad cholesterol in your arteries, which in turn makes it easier for your heart to oxygenate your blood.

Improve Stress and Mood:

Studies are increasingly showing that hemp oil may improve stress and mood when taken on a consistent basis. Although the research isn’t definitive, this could be a massive benefit to those who want to manage their stress and mood through natural means.

Those are just a few of the benefits you may reap from hemp oil – the list truly goes on and on. If you’re looking to improve your mood, fight varicose veins, utilize healing terpenoids, protect antioxidants, ease muscle pain, and improve your lifestyle overall, then hemp oil is something you should certainly consider!

Potential Side Effects

As a quick note, we think it’s important to talk about potential side effects and notable things to be aware of when deciding to use hemp oil. Some people have noted feeling light-headed, drowsy and inhibited, while others have reported dry mouth symptoms, increased tremors in Parkinson’s patients, and low blood pressure.

Keep an eye out for any of these systems, and remember that when trying anything new, precautions are important. Remember that this is an anticoagulant and it may be hard for blood to clot for those who are using blood thinners, it shouldn’t be heated, and that in very large doses, it’s possible to cause cramps and diarrhea.

How to Use Hemp Oil

How to Use Hemp Oil

Now that you’re on board with hemp oil, let’s hit the next important question – do you use it? This question has a pretty broad answer because you can use hemp oil in a large number of ways.

You can use hemp oil topically, orally, in concentrates, under your tongue, in pill form, and more. It’s important to note there’s no one way to use hemp oil, and taking it in different ways will achieve different results.

For example, if you’re looking to improve the health of your skin and hair, you can use topical hemp oils, like salves and lotions to keep your skin and hair moisturized and healthy. This is probably the simplest and most straightforward way to use CBD for skincare.

Some people will simply place hemp oil under their tongues to allow their capillary glands to absorb the oil. These types of oral CBD supplements allow the CBD to enter your system quickly, as opposed to when you take it in pill form, and it must first pass through the digestive system.

Hemp oil can also be stored in tinctures. Think of a tincture like a dropper bottle full of hemp oil, and other essential, robust ingredients that are healthy for you – coconut oil, spearmint, terpenes, and more. This typically helps improve the taste of just the hemp oil.

Some people will buy hemp oil in pill form and swallow it, while others have started using hemp oil e-liquid, a vape formula that’s rich in hemp oil. This is a powerful way to take hemp oil because it gets the hemp oil into your system so quickly.

The point is that there are numerous ways to take hemp oil depending on your preferences.

Hemp Oil: A Powerful Addition to Your Healthy Lifestyle  

Adding hemp oil to your daily routine may be instrumental in improving your lifestyle, mood, mindset, and functionality. There are dozens of benefits of hemp oil, including improvements in the heart, immune system, nervous system, and hormonal systems. Hemp oil may also improve skin and hair health, as well as improve your mood and protect your body from joint or muscle pains.

It’s important to note that there’s no one right way to take hemp oil, either. Whether you prefer to add hemp oil to your juice in the morning, take it under your tongue – on its own or in a tincture – swallow a pill, or invest in e-liquid to vape your hemp oil, the possibilities are endless.

Don’t wait, add hemp oil supplements to your lifestyle and begin to reap the benefits!


Cannabis has been having a good couple of years. The one thing no one could envision – the complete legalization of recreational marijuana (in some states) – through the paranoia-soaked fog of the War on Drugs years is now as clear a reality as the sun rising over Puget Sound.

With legalization has come a deluge of new companies that have turned cannabis, in all its varied forms, into just another consumer product, bought like you would buy a pack of cigarettes or a can of beer.

And running just parallel to cannabis’ legislative successes is its growing acceptance as a legitimate treatment option for various conditions among the medical and scientific communities.

Study after study has demonstrated the usefulness of cannabis, its leaf and other forms like oil and edibles included, in everything from pain management, to treating muscle spasms and nausea.

Two recent studies have only added to the already extensive body of work to show why cannabis is a worthy alternative to more traditional, pharmacological therapies for the treatment of various mental and physical disorders.

One study, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, found that a group of Canadian respondents, in many cases, substituted other, more habit-forming substances like prescription opioids and antidepressants, for marijuana to treat their conditions. The study was done to gauge the effectiveness of a new drug policy put in place just a few years ago.

The second study suggests a potential use for vaping cannabis as a harm reduction therapy for the cessation of tobacco use. The study explores the close relationship between cannabis and tobacco consumption and how the vaping of marijuana, (without tobacco, without combustion), can help disassociate the effects of nicotine from the effects of cannabis.

The Many Faces of Cannabis

 

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Marijuana has been legal for medical use in Canada since 2001. In 2014, a change to the law was introduced that would allow for the expansion of the number of licensed marijuana growers and cultivators.

A survey was done of the patients who had used the new multi-producer system to measure their satisfaction and use patterns. All the patients in the study had medical marijuana licenses and, as such, meant they suffered from afflictions both mental and physical.

The most prominent finding of the survey was the 63% of respondents who had substituted prescription drugs for marijuana; prescription drugs, in this case, broken down between painkillers (30%), benzodiazepines (16%) and antidepressants (12%).

Cannabis substitution also occurred in cases where medical marijuana had substituted the regular use of alcohol (25%) and tobacco (12%). The study authors felt that these findings not only supported previous research but they also shed light on the specific conditions that marijuana helps treat as well as the particular medicines it replaces.

A somber counterweight to the study’s enthusiastic findings was that many of those surveyed, despite having their permissions, still relied on illegal distributors to obtain supplies of marijuana.

In addition to the fact that despite being medically approved to receive marijuana as a treatment, most users (close to 55%) also had to pay fees to be granted a medical marijuana pass, this shows that, as the authors suggest, more improvements are needed to the system.

A Diverging Path

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Seeing as marijuana and tobacco are the most widely used substances in the world, it only makes sense to study how their complex chemistries impact one another. A group of European researchers has released their findings on how marijuana use affects a user’s tobacco use and vice-versa.

The study also made a case for vaping marijuana – where the plant is heated in an electrical device to produce a vapor stream, inhaled by the user – as a potential method for aiding in the cessation of both tobacco and marijuana consumption. While the study does not betray any biased, pro-marijuana sentiment (quite the opposite actually), it does note the importance of considering cannabis in discussions on smoking cessation practices.

The survey queried respondents on their marijuana smoking habits, specifically how often they mixed tobacco into their marijuana spliffs or joints. Europe saw the highest percentage of smokers, between 70% and 90%, who admitted to regularly blending their marijuana with tobacco.

The practice of mixing tobacco and marijuana was less prevalent, however, in Canada and the United States, 16%, and 4% respectively than in Europe. The researchers then discovered that a large number of these no-mix smokers had started vaping cannabis, rather than traditionally smoking it.

The study then makes the jump to arguing for vaping cannabis as a method to wean marijuana users off of marijuana, similar to how vaping e-cigarettes help smokers quit tobacco and, eventually, nicotine, altogether.

The authors built upon research that shows many marijuana smokers become addicted to nicotine because their joints are rolled with tobacco inside, which then makes it more challenging to quit both.

Since vaping offers users the possibility of receiving doses of either nicotine or THC in a safer, non-combustible format, the researchers argued, it must be considered a worthwhile treatment option for people looking to curb smoking both tobacco and marijuana.

More Questions than Answers

Despite the similarities between these two seemingly vindicating studies, there are still some differences in their conclusions, as well as their intentions.

The Canadian study, which was geared more toward pointing out the inefficiencies of the distribution system, discovered significant evidence regarding how marijuana can be used as a substitute drug to treat many different ailments.

The European study took the standpoint of trying to curb marijuana consumption altogether, along with tobacco use; “dual-abstinence” in their words, “is an ideal outcome from a health perspective.” The European paper did not issue scientific findings, more than making the recommendation that vaping marijuana be considered a possible smoking cessation tool.

Either way, what the two studies do show is a heightened interest in gathering evidence, but also initiating these scientific studies in the first place, of marijuana’s numerous health and psychological effects.

There is, no doubt, a mountain of evidence yet to be observed and proven on marijuana’s healing properties but these two studies seem to demonstrate that progress is being made.