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Not getting enough sleep could give you the munchies for fatty food

Did you know that inadequate sleep affects your food consumption? A new study shows that lack of enough shut-eye could affect your food choices. The study, published in eLife, was conducted on 25 participants and examined how neural pathways could make inadequate sleep to affect food consumption. The study is a collaborative work of Dr. Timothy Verstynen and Dr. Christian Buchel from Carnegie Mellon and University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf respectively. Their study showed that the level of molecules regulating snack cravings in marijuana consumers was high in the systems of people who had at least four hours of sleep, instead of the recommended eight. In the study, researchers put participants to sleep for six to nine days every day for seven days and examined their brain function and behavior in several subjects after getting the recommended amount...

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Can CBD Undo the Anxious Side Effects of THC?

There’s a piece of common advice among cannabis consumers; “if you consume a tad too much THC, you can counteract it with some CBD.” This advice has been popular in cannabis consuming groups for a long time, but how true is it actually? The short answer is yes, you can actually counteract the THC high with a dose of CBD. However, like with any other drugs, the efficacy of this will depend on a number of factors. These include; biology and genetics, the THC/CBD dose ratio, the type of CBD product that you use, and the intensity of anxiety. CBD has been found to have some medicinal qualities that ease anxiety, regardless of whether it was induced by THC or other factors. The relationship between THC and CBD Cannabidiol, also known as CBD is a proven anti-anxiety drug. The...

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Cannabis effects on brain neurochemistry

How does cannabis affect the neurochemistry of our brains? As it stands, we have very little information about the actual effects of cannabis on the brain. When it comes to dopamine signaling, scanty details exist about the role cannabis plays in this function of the brain. A recent study could shed light on this. According to researchers, there exists a dose-response relationship between high cannabis consumption and schizophrenia, a condition that’s associated with irregular synthesis and release of dopamine in the brain. The study results come at a time when more states are legalizing cannabis. It coincides with the growing evidence that shows the risk of psychosis on the youth. According to the study’s senior author Romina Mizrahi from the Toronto-based Center for Addiction and Mental Health, regular use of cannabis affects the cortical dopamine function, specifically...

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Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD

As Cannabis becomes a popular treatment method for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (also known as PTSD), there’s concern over its efficiency as prescriptions are based on inadequate evidence, a new UCL study reports. In a systematic review that was published in the Journal of Dual Diagnosis, cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant was said to be able to help to treat PTSD, put people to sleep, and reduce nightmares. Cannabinoids are the active components of the cannabis plant. The study recommended more research into this area, adding that cannabinoids should be taken with the utmost care and through clinical prescription. According to Dr. Chandni Hidocha, who is the head of the UCL clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, people are increasingly using cannabinoids to treat PTSD. He said military veterans are among the group that’s increasingly self-medicating by choosing cannabis...

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Marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths

According to a new study named “Economic Inquiry”, access to cannabis might reduce the number of opioid-related deaths. The study sought to evaluate how the legalization of marijuana has affected mortality across the US in the last two decades. Researchers found that the legalization of marijuana in a number of US states, as well as increased access to cannabis, has eventually reduced the number of deaths by a margin of between 20% and 35%. The effects were even more pronounced when the subjects of the study used synthetic opioids. The research confirmed earlier claims that marijuana could actually reduce mortality in the US. Researchers say that this study is timely, given the opioid epidemic that’s being experienced across US states. Such revelations have amplified calls from researchers as they demand the legalization of cannabis across the US. According...

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Using Cannabis for Pain

Researchers are using an app to check how cannabis products available in the market affect pain intensity. Researchers from the University of New Mexico used the largest real-time database with recordings of the effects of commercially available cannabis products to investigate whether cannabis alleviates pain. They found strong evidence, saying that the average user reported having up to a three-point drop in pain on a scale of 0-10 once they used cannabis. The opioid epidemic across the US & Canada is not relenting. At the same time, the alternative chronic pain treatment solutions available to the public are relatively few. Cannabis is stepping in to fill the void, especially after scientists found conclusive evidence that it actually alleviates pain with few negative side effects. Chronic pain is a silent epidemic in the US & Canada, affecting over 20%...

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Cannabis gets its high inducing power from ancient viruses

According to a new genome map for the cannabis plant, it’s been revealed that the genes for CBD and THC production originated from viral DNA. Humans enjoy cannabis for various reasons and all those reasons are pegged on THC and CBD. While Tetrahydrocannabinoil (THC) is the psychoactive element that gives us a powerful high, Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is the cannabinoid with medicinal value. CBD is known as an effective pain reliever and also treats conditions such as epilepsy. According to new research, the cannabis plant got its ability to produce these two cannabinoids from ancient viruses. According to the latest edition of Genome Research, scientists have for the very first time published a map showing the cannabis genome. Their findings show that the cannabis plant got the ability to produce CBD and THC after it was...

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Can you Overdose on Weed?

According to various studies, a cannabis overdose has never killed anyone. But, is there anything such thing as a cannabis overdose? For centuries, no single death has ever been attributed to a cannabis overdose, until last month. A Louisiana coroner became the first expert to claim to have recorded the first death as a result of cannabis consumption. According to a toxicology report, a woman who died in February was apparently killed by a THC overdose. THC is one of the main components of the marijuana plant and is known for its psychoactive effects. Christy Montegut, the coroner, told reporters that he couldn’t find anything else, including drugs, or diseases, that could be attributed to the death of the woman. A marijuana overdose isn’t entirely a new term, as thousands of people believe it’s possible to overdose...

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Strawberry Cough Strain Review

The following strain review is from the Leafly Strain Database about Strawberry Cough : Known for its sweet smell of fresh strawberries and an expanding sensation that can make even the most seasoned consumer cough, Strawberry Cough is a potent strain with mysterious genetic origins. The skunky, berry flavors will capture your senses while the cerebral, uplifting effects provide an aura of euphoria that is sure to leave a smile on your face. Strawberry Cough is a great solution in times of elevated stress. * For a complete database of cannabis strains and reviews, visit Leafly.com now!

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