Learn about anxiety, stress & medicinal cannabis!

Talking about stress and anxiety and how we can cope with them is a very relevant subject. We wanted to see the how medicinal cannabis affects people that suffer from stress and anxiety.

What do we already know?

While checking on the internet we realized that the results differ from case to case. For some people it reduces the stress and helps in coping with a certain level on anxiety. But high THC can sometimes also induce anxiety ad paranoia in some people. In order to get better results it is important to know what cannabinoids are present and in what quantity and which ones help for the certain condition. There is a need for patients to understand the effects of different compounds in order to properly use the plant. For some people it is wiser to use just CBD without THC. For others it is better when they combine CBD with a smaller amount of THC . There are also people that simply do not feel any difference and cannabis it’s probably just not working with their body.

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Instant Hash Tea Winter Recipe

Bored of joints and want to try new ways to get high?

The instant Hash Tea recipe is one of best choices for winter times and you can share it with another person!

Ingredients Instant Hash Tea:

* 0.2 to 0.5 gram of hash (0.1 to 0.25 per person, start small and see where your tolerance stands)
* 1.3 cm slice of butter
* milk (cold)

How do we make it?

1. Add the butter to 0.5 L (17 oz) of boiling water.

2. Crumble in the hash and let slowly boil for a minute or more.

3. Fill two 250 ml (8 oz) cups (or any vessels that won’t crack from the heat) one third the way with milk.

4. Add the hash concoction to the milk.

5. Add honey or other sweetener.

6. Flavor with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, almond extract or any item of this sort.

7. Now its READY! Enjoy the hash tea.

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    Customers don’t really know how strong cannabis edibles are!

    A new study was made to better understand why people get too high from strong cannabis edibles. This article analyzed cannabis labeling and consumer understanding of THC levels. It was revealed that dividing the edible products into approximate portions helped users to dose the edibles more safely. Furthermore, according to the University of Waterloo, many of the consumers do not understand the indicators of THC level that are present now on the packs. That probably lead to a lot of people buying strong cannabis edibles without realizing.

    Why do people buy such strong edibles if they cannot handle them?

    In the cannabis community, stories about really long and psychedelic trips on strong cannabis edibles is not something new. We all have a friend that ate too much edibles, or another friend that is not a regular consumer and has a bad start with edibles. While the effect of those cannabis edibles also differ from individual to individual it is important to be able to properly label THC levels.

    The researchers determined that the users are not able to classify the current labeling standards, meaning that they do not know if they are mild or strong, even if the THC quantity or percentage is included. Symbols indicating whether the product is strong or mild were found to have helped the customers understand the potency. Dividing the products into approximate portions was another element that helped the customers. Around 1,000 Canadians participated in the study and it is said that most of them had hard time knowing if an edible had „high” or „low” levels of THC.

    „Using THC numbers to express potency of cannabis products has little or no meaning to most young Canadians,” said David Hammond of Waterloo’s School of Public Health and Health Systems. „We’ve known for many years that people struggle to understand the numbers on the back of food packages and cigarette packages. Consumers seem to have equal or even more difficulty with THC numbers, which are used to indicate the potency of cannabis products.”

    The cannabis packages are listing the ingredients, product types, potency and percentage of THC (and/or CBD, other cannabinoids). The down side is that there is nothing to compare these percentages to in order to find out if the product is a strong or mild one.

    Click here to check the study!

    How to determine the how strong edibles are?

    Generally speaking, raw cannabis flower averages between 10-30% THC. This means that a gram (1000mg) of cannabis has between 100 and 300 mg of THC.

    The table presented here shows some ranges of highs an edible might have based on THC quantity. Those levels are an approximation! For certain users that are more used to THC or have higher tolerance those levels might not apply. For new users, it’s better to start in the first 2 levels. If you never smoked stick to the first one and only increase if it feels okay to do so.

    For more experienced consumers that already are accustomed to consuming cannabis, doses higher than 50 MG are usually working better!
    For starters, it is wiser to start small and increase it slowly until you find the desired effect!

    Many people who are just starting out with edibles had the idea of making them at home. Sometimes this can go wrong because they do not calculate the amount of THC per servings. We wish to increase awareness of the potency of edibles and how to dose them properly. Edibles are less harmful than smoking, and the effect is unique and different!

    How to dose home-made cannabis edibles?

    We will try explaining how we dose our edibles when we make them by providing a step – by -step example. The first step is extracting the THC from the flowers into butter or an alternative. The buds need to be crushed and the THC has to get activated through decarboxylation. While doing this we keep in mind the number of grams we mix in the butter. So lets think that for this example we would use 10 grams of some lighter weed with only 10% THC. Out of 10 grams (10000 MG) of cannabis we will be able to extract 1000 MG of THC approximately. The next step we do is to pour the butter into an ice tray with 20 spaces. While doing that we ensure that each butter cube contains around 50 MG of THC.

    After we have the approximate amounts of THC it is easier to calculate how strong the edibles will be. So if for example I want to cook some brownies for me and another 4 friends, I will use 4 cubes (50 MG each of us) and I will split the end result in 4 equal parts. This is a good way of dosing edibles and experimenting to find the right amount.

    For more experienced consumers that already are accustomed to consuming cannabis, doses higher than 50 MG are usually working better!

    For starters, it is wiser to start small and increase it slowly until you find the desired effect!

    epidiolex

    The first Cannabidiol based medicine gets FDA approval

    On April 6 2020 GW Pharmaceuticals and it’s US Subsidiary Greenwich Biosciences Inc. announced that their cannabidiol based medicine EPIDIOLEX, which is a oral solution, is no longer a controlled substance. While there are no other CBD medicines with FDA approval, this announcement places EPIDIOLEX as the first cannabidiol based medicine that gets FDA approval.

    The DEA also confirmed the non- controlled status of the medicine, fully establishing that the medicine is no longer a controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

    Epidiolex is a cannabidiol based medicine that gets FDA approval for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gausetaus Syndrome or Dravet syndrome in patients two years of age or older. As explained before on this page, CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid from the cannabis sativa plant, and it has several beneficial effects while not producing any high. Epidiolex contains a pure form of the cannabinoid derived from marijuana plants.

    What is Epidiolex good for?

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    In the official FDA press release it is mentioned:

    “This approval serves as a reminder that advancing sound development programs that properly evaluate active ingredients contained in marijuana can lead to important medical therapies. And, the FDA is committed to this kind of careful scientific research and drug development,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “Controlled clinical trials testing the safety and efficacy of a drug, along with careful review through the FDA’s drug approval process, is the most appropriate way to bring marijuana-derived treatments to patients.

    Because of the adequate and well-controlled clinical studies that supported this approval, prescribers can have confidence in the drug’s uniform strength and consistent delivery that support appropriate dosing needed for treating patients with these complex and serious epilepsy syndromes. We’ll continue to support rigorous scientific research on the potential medical uses of marijuana-derived products and work with product developers who are interested in bringing patients safe and effective, high quality products. But, at the same time, we are prepared to take action when we see the illegal marketing of CBD-containing products with serious, unproven medical claims. Marketing unapproved products, with uncertain dosages and formulations can keep patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat serious and even fatal diseases.”

    In terms of testing the efficiency of the medicine prior to it’s approval: „Epidiolex’s effectiveness was studied in three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials involving 516 patients with either Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome. Epidiolex, taken along with other medications, was shown to be effective in reducing the frequency of seizures when compared with placebo. The most common side effects that occurred in Epidiolex-treated patients in the clinical trials were: sleepiness, sedation and lethargy; elevated liver enzymes; decreased appetite; diarrhea; rash; fatigue, malaise and weakness; insomnia, sleep disorder and poor quality sleep; and infections.”

    What changed for the cannabidiol based medicine?

    After receiving the first FDA approval, Epidiolex was in Schedule V of the CSA, GW was than got a post-approval supplement with FDA to remove Schedule V designation for the medication.

    This approval from the FDA along with the letter from the DEA means that all federal contralled-substance restrictions have need removed. The changes take place immediately and the company starts to implement the changes at state level in the entire distribution network. Once each state is ready, prescriptions for EPIDIOLES wil be valid for one year making it much more accessible. More doctors will now be able to prescribe this medicine without the requirements of state prescription drug monitoring programs.

    CBD is now in the spotlight giving a chance for researchers to examine it’s effects. Furthermore, this are good news for the cannabis community and a glance of hope that more research about the properties of cannabinoids will be made and new medicine will appear and have a chance at approval for prescription.


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    Legal cannabis resulted in a decrease in opioid prescription

    A new study analyzed a database of 1.5 billion people with opioid prescriptions between 2011 and 2018. The publishing date was on Dec. 14 2019 in Journal of Health Economics. The study concluded that, there were reductions of 11.8 percent and 4.2 percent of opioid prescription.

    Another study, which examined 2011 to 2016 Medicaid data had similar conclusion. „In this population-based, cross-sectional study using the all-capture Medicaid prescription data for 2011 to 2016, medical marijuana laws and adult-use marijuana laws were associated with lower opioid prescribing rates (5.88% and 6.38% lower, respectively).” In addition, the study from December examines all type of prescriptions not only the Medicaid. The conclusion, that Legal cannabis resulted in opioid prescription decrease, is similar to previous studies.

    How can cannabis help with the opioid crisis?

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    Since pain began to be a common affection, doctors are treating it more aggressively. As a result, the number of opioid prescriptions quadrupled in the firstfifteen years of the new millennium. „Opioids are used to treat both chronic and acute pain, though their efficacy in treating chronic, non-cancer pain is limited (Boudreauet al., 2009; Chou et al., 2015, 2009).”. In addition to them not being efficient, they have severe side effects and sometimes destabilize patients even more.

    As mentioned on the Harvard page, the most common use of medicinal marijuana is for pain control! Also there are several studies out there showing the benefits of CBD and THC for pain management. Because of those reasons, cannabis becomes one of the solutions for reducing the abuse of opioids.

    There is common ground

    Due to legalization in several states, more research could be conducted. More and more of the benefits of cannabis are now surfacing in the academical world. Even though research advances, it is difficult to introduce cannabis in nowadays medicine. Doctors also could have a difficult time in prescribing anything else than what the FDA approves. Because of political interest, it is difficut to get a cannabis based medicine to be FDA approved. This seems like ignoring several previous studies for personal gain. This makes it difficult even for the doctorss who advocate cannabis use to actually prescribe it. Doctors prescribe opioids which can have many side effects and can more addictive than medicinal cannabis.

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    The study from the Journal of Health Economics suggests that Recreational and Medicinal access to cannabis are reducing opioid prescriptions. The results also fall in line with previous research on smaller populations. The authors also suggest that Recreational access has a more influential effect on the reduction than Medicinal access. This can be because of the wider access that recreational use gives and also not having to fulfill medicinal requirements. Legal cannabis resulted in opioid prescription decrease due to patients being able to manage their pain with cannabis.

    Intersection with other pain medication

    The article also mentions that prescribing NSAIDs, such as Advil or Aleve, decreases also by the passing of the recreational and medicinal cannabis laws. Those non-steroidal anti inflamatory drugs are less dangerous than opioids but can still be a difficult to use for people with kidney problems or ulcers. The reason why the laws decrease the consumption of NSAIDs and opioids is because patients get access to use cannabis products to treat pain. Furthermore, the patient are even more inclined towards using cannabis which is a plant, in comparison to the synthetic alternatives.

    Conclusion

    While cannabis proves more and more efficient in pain management, it is slowly replacing other alternatives that produce unwanted side effects. The risks of using cannabis are there, but they still are much lighter than those of opioids. By conducting more research it will be possible to know how to use this plant and minimize it’s side effects, while maximizing the therapeutic effects. It was too long that this plant was in the shadow, and it is time for humanity to stop hiding it and start using it to it’s entire potential!

    As in many other situations, I will say that cannabis is not the fix to everything. BUT, it has many beneficial effects on humans and if we do not explore them we will never be able to understand the power of this plant entirely. Legal cannabis can help decrease opioid prescription and abuse. Here is a quote from the end of the article:

    „While the results here do not suggest that cannabis access laws are the only tool to address prescription opioid use, they do suggest that cannabis access laws could play a meaningful role in addressing the opioid epidemic”


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    Indica vs Sativa: How to choose cannabis strains?

    Since cannabis is legal in some US states and other countries, it might be difficult to choose a cannabis strain. Usually, there are three categories of cannabis at the majority of dispensaries or coffee shops: indica, sativa and hybrid. This leads to a indica vs sativa clash. Consumers and sellers use two of those, indica and sativa, to describe strains that either are physically sedating or invigorating. Hybrids usually represent a combination of those effects.

    While the traditional belief is that those effects are common for those kind of plants, some researchers say that the chemical profile is not much different. That would mean that it is more a difference between strains than types of plants. The three categorizations can help growers, as they describe the way plants grow and how to take care of them. In terms of effect, it is better to look at the cannabinoid percentages and terpene profiles of the strains you are looking for!

    Physical differences between cannabis plant types

    The indica, sativa and hybrid categorization is convenient for beginners and can still offer some information about the strain, especially in terms of how it grows! There are several differences between how these three plants grow and that is also where the names come from. Indica plants are shorter than Sativa ones. Indicas have wide leaves and robust stalks while sativas have long branches with large distance between nodes. Ruderalis is another kind of hemp plant that grows in colder environments. It doesn’t have huge or powerful yields but it goes directly into flowering cycle. Ruderalis is responsible of the auto flowering gene in other strains.

    Those three type are present all around the world! Indica comes from the Middle East, countries like Afganistan, Pakistan and Tibet. Sativa comes from Southeast Asia and Central and South America. Lastly, Ruderalis is coming from colder places such as Eastern Europe and Russia.

    Hybrids are results of people crossing strains all around the world. Nowadays it is extremely rare to find a seed of a strain that is 100% indica vs sativa or the other way around.

    While there is no scientific evidence that the type of plant has any influence on effects, terpenes and cannabinoid profile actually do. The effects are influenced more by the cannabinoid content of the flower or concentrate but also the terpenes.

    This just means that not necessarily all sativas will make you energetic and not all indicas will put you to sleep! So Indica vs Sativa might be outdated at this moment in time. Now we will give more details on the things that do have an influence on the effects.

    Cannabinoids

    The effects that cannabis have on the body are possible because of the chemicals inside of the plant, namely cannabinoids. Like THC and CBD, the most popular ones, cannabinoids are the main elements that produce the recreational or medicinal effect. They bind to the endocannabinoid system in the brain.

    THC is making people feel hungry and high, helping with relaxing, pain and nausea. On the other hand, CBD is non-psychoactive and helps peple with anxiety, pain inflammation and many others. Researches found around 144 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, but familiarizing yourself with THC and CBD is a good start!

    So instead of choosing your strain based on Sativa, Indica or Hybrid, you can now look at the cannabinoid profile. This would naturally lead us to three new categories: High THC Strains, High CBD Strains and Balanced Strains. High THC Strains are for people who search for potent euphoric experiences or trying to treat pain, depression, insomnia and more.

    Although the most popular strains, some people do not want the side effects of THC. High CBD strains are used by people who get anxious from THC, or people that want to quit THC. It is also popular among patients that need to stay sober. Balanced strains offer the best of both worlds, having a mild high effect but also the therapeutic side of CBD.

    Terpenes

    If you ever practice aroma therapy or like to play around with smells in your house, you already have the basics of terpenes. Plants and fruits produce different aromatic compounds with the name of terpenes. They make cannabis smell like cheese, lemon or fuel.

    A question that still stands is how are the terpenes and different combinations of them influence the effects of different strains.

    More information about terpenes in general, but also the ones found in cannabis is accessible here.

    Choosing a strain

    In order to get the most suitable strain it is important to know the reason of consumption in the first place. If it is for medicinal purposes or for recreational ones, and also what is their experience with cannabis. Based on the cannabinoid content, rather than the indica / sativa categrization, it is easier to choose from the vast menu of strains out there.

    On the Cannah website, we provide 2 guides on how to choose the perfect strain. We feature High THC strains, High CBD strains and also Balanced ones. Even if we present some high THC strains, we actually recommend the Balanced or High CBD strains even for recreational use since they are also providing therapeutic effects. First article is about the best cannabis strains for depression and anxiety, and the second one is top 10 cannabis strains for indoor outdoor cultivation in 2020!

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    5 benefits of CBD for skin care

    One of the main things people need to know is whether applying CBD to the skin offers any exceptional advantages. For what reason would you take CBD topically when you could eat or vape it?

    Above all else, some people need a more approachable way for this controversial herb to be used. Numerous individuals are as yet reluctant about ingesting it yet at the same time, they want to experience the benefits of CBD for themselves.

    From facial masks and day creams to serums and shower bombs, the list of skincare items infused with CBD is countless. For instance, applying CBD lip balm to dry and windburned lips or rubbing on a CBD lotion can be a truly agreeable approach to open themselves to all that CBD brings to the table.

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    The best part is that in addition to the fact that CBD offers some inside medical advantages when you apply it topically, including relief from discomfort and neuroprotection — it might even help your skin look better.

    As per an ongoing report by the monetary administrations bunch Jefferries, the CBD beauty market could reach $25 billion worldwide in the following decade and make up 15% of the complete skin care market. Be that as it may, is there actually any advantage to utilizing items with CBD for skin care, or is everything simply advertising? Right now, will concentrate on the potental advantages of CBD for healthy skin.

    Understanding the human skin

    The human skin is the largest organ of the body which consists of about 15% of your whole body weight. It has three particular layers which are restored each 28 to 30 days. The skin plays out a few capacities running from protection against harmful effects of the sun and radiation, temperature regulation, offers mechanical help, prevents loss of essential body liquids, and entrance of poisonous substances. Your skin is the main line of protection against attacking pathogens and poisons; along these lines, satisfactory consideration ought to be taken to guarantee it is healthy and kept fit as a fiddle.

    Why CBD is recommended for skin care?

    The skin contains a network of nerves and receptor cells which assume active roles in homeostasis and fill in as the main line of protection against injury and disease. It is answerable for temperature regulation and guards the body from cruel natural conditions. The endocannabidiol system (ECS) receptors present on the skin has been recognized to assume some important benefits in both healthy and diseased skins including the following.

    1. Remedy for skin problems

    The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD have been effectively researched in the control and the management of skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and dermatitis. It has likewise served to diminish the development of sebum in sebaceous cells and hinders cell expansion on the skin.

    The reason for the sebum is to shield our skin from the outer condition. Notwithstanding, it tends to be caught inside a pore when blended in with dead skin, or earth. The clogged pore becomes acne.

    Along these lines, numerous creams, moisturizers, serums, and balms have hit the market offering new treatment choices for a wide scope of conditions like:

    Dry Skin

    A typical regular issue for some, dry skin can be awkward. Be that as it may, CBD’s hydrating properties re-establishing moisture, relieve irritation, and heal dry skin.

    Acne

    The overproduction of sebum oil is related with the most widely recognized type of acne. The investigation additionally uncovered that CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties blocked inflammatory cell-flagging proteins that assume a role in trating acne. Likewise, CBD’s antibacterial and antifungal properties may likewise give skin inflammation insurance by guarding skin against natural factors that contribute to acne.

    Variables, for example, stress, diet, hormone irregular characteristics, or meds can likewise cause skin acne. An examination in The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) found that CBD balance oil production and furthermore had calming impacts on oil-delivering organs. This assists with diminishing any future skin inflammation.

    Eczema

    CBD items developed explicitly for treating skin inflammation are turning into a famous treatment choice. By collaborating straightforwardly with receptors that impact vibes of torment and irritation, CBD can facilitate these indications and bring alleviation.

    Psoriasis

    CBD is utilized by certain patients to manage the development of overactive skin cells related with this immune system issue. It additionally decreases aggravation and diminish torment and itching.

    Rosacea

    CBD’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help lessen redness and aggravation related with rosacea. (Furthermore, when ingested, it can likewise help lighten basic erupt triggers like stress and anxiety.)

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    2. Anti-aging and antioxidant effects

    About 90% of skin harm is brought about by the outside condition, for example, the sun, contamination or pollution. Inner harm is brought about by our collagen production system that works against us, being weakened over time. CBD slows the signs of aging by smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and by hydrating, tightening, and brightening the skin for a more youthful look.

    Furthermore, CBD is so effective in light of the fact that it’s rich in:

    Vitamin A: CBD is plentiful in vitamin A, which helps collagen production and assists skin with remaining firm. It likewise assists skin with adjusting pigmentation and hold moisture.

    Vitamin B3 (or niacin): CBD contains vitamin B3, which recuperates harmed skin and indications of aging. Niacin promotes an energetic, sparkling appearance.

    Vitamin C: CBD additionally offers the advantages of vitamin C, which lights up dull skin and helps sun harm relief. It additionally bolsters collagen creation and diminishes the presence of wrinkles.

    Vitamin E: CBD is also reach in vitamin E, which assists hinder with free radicals that attack healthy cells, and decreases the appearence of scars.

    Researchers claim that the body creates less and less collagen as we age. The collagen production is evaluated to decrease by 1% consistently after we hit our twenties. That implies the aging procedure starts gradually from that point. This prompts weak muscles, droopy skin, and loose connective tissues that creates the old look.

    Utilizing CBD in skincare items may assist with slowing down the indications of aging. Its cell reinforcement properties prove to be useful in killing the destructive impacts of free radicals. Information gathered from research shows that CBD inspires a cell reinforcement which keeps your skin healthy.

    3. Soothing effects

    Stimulating the ECS receptors can inspire soothing effects on the brain by releasing wellbeing hormones. It has additionally been recognized to promote the wound healing, muscle spasms, control the chronic pain and much more.

    It’s considerable calming and alleviating effects can help the delicate skin from redness, irritation or sensitivities. Regardless of whether you believe that your skin isn’t excessively sensitive, it can likewise assist with relaxing your skin tissues after peeling or waxing.

    Topical utilization of CBD as facial creams, lotions, and serums can create skin-normalizing impacts, keeping you fresh for throughout of the day. CBD-based skincare products are high in basic unsaturated fats like Omega 3, 6, and . In this manner, it prevents moisture loss while keeping the skin all around hydrated. Furthermore, a recent report found that CBD additionally assists with advancing oil production for overseeing dry skin.

    Sun exposure, poor diet, and stress harm our wellbeing and skin more than we can imagine. CBD is relaxing our body and mind, improving rest to help give our body time to recover our harmed skin cells and remove toxins. The outcome is reasonable, youthful looking, and fresh skin. The skin-soothing properties of CBD make it the perfect option for all skin types.

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    4. Antimicrobial and protection against UV radiation

    Including CBD in our skin care routine can help us fight against microbial intrusion. It frames a defensive layer on the skin protecting it against microbe assault. UV radiation can likewise be unsafe to our skin. The presence of UV radiation can cause early aging of the skin, wrinkles or other more serious skin issues. There are numerous CBD sunscreens available to help relieve and decrease the aggravation and torment related with burn from the sun.

    Terpenes, which are similar to essential oils, provide cannabis plants their distinctive aromas and flavors. Many terpenes, such as β-amyrin and cycloartenol, have been shown to possess antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, as a study published in the Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Journal in 2018 indicated.

    5. Hair and scalp nourishment

    CBD oil is full of amino acids, fatty acids, and antioxidants, all essential nutrients for healthy hair. It may also support production of the oils that protect and nourish the hair and scalp. Through its interaction with the ECS, CBD may also help regulate sebum production. Sebum-producing glands surround each of our hair follicles, secreting these natural oils to help our hair (and scalp) stay healthy and hydrated.

    Antioxidants: CBD oil additionally contains a considerable amount of antioxidants, including vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium. Antioxidants work against free radical damage, which can cause hair loss. Studies have additionally demonstrated antioxidants to help keep hair vibrant and shiny.

    Amino acids: CBD oil is wealthy in amino acids – the complex of proteins that reinforce hair and hair follicles. Around 88% of our hair is made of keratin, a protein compound from 18 distinctive amino acids. Amino acids additionally assume a huge role in red blood cell production, which supplies nutrients and oxygen to hair follicles.

    Fatty acids: Omega-3 and Omega-6 unsaturated fats are famous in nourishing enhancements for hair growth. Since the body doesn’t deliver them all alone, we have to secure these unsaturated fats from outside sources. CBD oil gives a rich stock. One key Omega-6 unsaturated fat in CBD oil is gamma linolenic corrosive (GLA). GLA shows incredible guarantee in combatting hair loss. Researchers believe that this is because it promotes blood flow to the scalp.

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    Endocannabinoid system: How does it work?

    There are several reasons why we can feel the certain effects that a cannabis strain can have and differentiate them! The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system that was found almost 40 years ago. Components of the ECS are endocannabinoids, receptors and enzymes. There is some research that points out that the ECS might help regulate a variety of functions like sleep, mood, memory, appetite and pain sensation.

    The endocannabinoid system is functioning insde everybody even if they never consumed cannabis.

    Endocannabinoids are small molecules that our bodies produce. They are similar to cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. One of the endocannabinoids is anandamide which acts on CB-1 and CB-2 receptors, modulating the central or peripherial nervous system.

    Endocannabinoid receptors

    You can find cannabinoid receptors throughout your body, on the surface of cells. Endocannabinoids bind to them and transmit information about changing conditions to the inside of the cell.

    There are two main endocannabinoid receptors:

    • CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system
    • CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells

    Metabolic enzymes

    The enzymes ensure that after using endocannabinoids they are cleaned out. Their functions is to make sure that the endocannabioids are used wherever is needed, but no longer than necessary. This process distinguishes endocannabinoids from many other molecular signals in the body, such as hormones or classical neurotransmitters, which can persist for many seconds or minutes, or get packaged and stored for later use.

    Functions

    All the potential functions of the endocannabinoid system are still to be a subject for studies. There are, however, some scientific articles that link the ECS to the following processes:

    • appetite and digestion
    • metabolism
    • chronic pain
    • inflammation and other immune system responses
    • mood
    • learning and memory
    • motor control
    • sleep
    • cardiovascular system function
    • muscle formation
    • bone remodeling and growth
    • liver function
    • reproductive system function
    • stress
    • skin and nerve function

    These functions all contribute to homeostasis, which refers to stability of your internal environment. For example, if an outside force, such as lack of sleep or pain, throws off your body’s homeostasis, your ECS helps your body return to its ideal state.

    How does the ECS interact with THC and CBD?

    Tetrahydrocannabinol is one of the most known cannabinoids, and the one that is responsible for the psychoactive effect. After it is in the body it binds, like endocannabinoids, to the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Because it can bind to both, this cannabinoid can induce a wide range of effects. Some beneficial and some not so beneficial.

    While THC binds to the same receptor as some cannabinoids, the effects differ because the way of binding differs but also the fact that the enzymes do not effect THC.

    The cannabinoids that come from cannabis also interact with many other receptors in the brain, a good example being CBD. Because of binding to more receptors, cannabinoids induce different effects than endocannabinoids, even if they activate the same cannabinoid receptors.

    CBD interacts with CB1 and CB2 in a different way, and it may be that it binds to a receptor that is not found yet. CBD also affects overall levels of endocannabinoids in the brain. It inhibits enzymes which break down endocannabinoids, increasing the anandamide levels. The inhibation of those enzymes are a useful strategy for treating anxiety, which might be a reason why CBD can help with anxiety and depression.

    Finding more about the ECS could help in treating many conditions, and develop a better understanding of how it works!

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    How cannabis treats social distancing anxiety

    In response of the accelerating pandemic, many countries have prohibited all unessential activities and requested the residents to remain at home. Worldwide, universities, schools and workplaces have gone completely online, pubs and cafés are in a lockdown situation and nursing homes are restricting the visits. Such social distancing can stop, or possibly moderate, the spread of COVID-19.

    Many quarantined individuals have experienced unpleasant moods such as insomnia, stress, emotional exhaustion and mental health damage. On a sample of 2,760 quarantined people, 938 individuals, or 34 percent, reported high levels of psychological distress, which can indicate mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

    Human beings are social beings. People of all ages are susceptible to the ill effects of social distancing and loneliness, but there’s enormous individual variation in people’s ability to handle social isolation and stress. It’s important to remember that not everyone is going into this with the same level of mental health.

    How to overcome the negative effects of social distancing?

    First of all, we highly recommend activities such as indoor movement, exercise, personal development, arts and educational activities. All of the aforementioned activities are beneficial for the mental health, improving sleep, boosting mood, reducing the anxiety. Also, right now is an ideal opportunity to connect with your loved ones anytime you can. Tell them how much you care about them. While living human interaction is ideal, a call, is superior to texting, and a videochat is better than a call.

    In this article we will mainly focus on how cannabis can help us in fighting the anxiety caused by the social distancing.

    Cannabis is a quicker working option, in contrast to antidepressants, that invigorates the endocannabinoid framework and accelerates the development and improvement of nervous tissue with almost no problematic symptoms. This normal cure offers patients true serenity and fights worry by upgrading state of mind, giving vitality and center, soothing tension, actuating hunger, and battling sleep deprivation.

    Current medicinal cannabis use is more focused, with most of licensed indications concentrating on treating pain or vomiting and nausea. Nonetheless, recreational cannabis use has for some time been related with the help of anxiety, depression and stress.

    When looking at the active components of cannabis (THC and CBD), there were some fascinating outcomes. The data suggests that for the anxiety relief, cannabis high in CBD and low in THC works best.

    Therapeutic utilization of cannabis in an authorized, proof based way stays a moderately ongoing development. As such, this is a field of medication that is still developing.

    What are the recommended supplements for social distancing anxiety?

    As mentioned above, products rich in CBD are recommended for anxiety relief. There are many ways of taking advantage of the benefits, besides smoking. Some of the most popular CBD products include creams, bath bombs, capsules, gummies and ingestible oil.

    Skincare, creams and bath bombs

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis plants, including hemp. This often intimidates people, but CBD is actually non-psychoactive.

    All things considered, it is attached to numerous significant capacities regarding our wellbeing. CBD’s certain association with the endocannabinoid system (incredibly important, tasked with maintaining balance throughout the body) implies that it can assist you with maintaining your general wellbeing and prosperity – including that of your skin.

    Obviously, you could simply utilize a CBD cream for your skin or combine the benefits of CBD with a hot bath.

    Hot baths also have a number of benefits for both your mental and physical health. They can improve blood flow, clear the sinuses, and encourage mental wellbeing by reducing stress.

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    Ingestible oils and capsules

    It’s believed that pure hemp oil concentrates are a good way to add a large number of cannabinoids to your daily routine.

    To use a tincture, you drop it under the tongue in a method known as sublingual administration. After holding for about 30 seconds, the oil can be swallowed. This method is exceptionally fast-acting and effective. Note that the taste of CBD oil can be strong and bitter.

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    If you have anxiety, CBD capsules can help ease your symptoms. Not only does it have no danger of overdoses, but CBD also has fewer side effects than traditionally prescribed psychiatric medications, such as benzodiazepines.

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    Gummies and edibles

    The primary difference between edibles and oils is the length of time the CBD takes to kick in. With an oil, you are looking at around 15 minutes before you can notice the effects of CBD working on your system. With an edible, the timeframe is usually much longer.

    Edibles are broken down slowly in the digestive system. The CBD is released gradually over a more extended period of time. You get to experience the effects for longer.

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    The top 10 cannabis strains for indoor outdoor cultivation in 2020

    Since the outdoor season is coming and new strains are available in 2020, here at globalcannah, we want to put them in the spotlight and give growers some of the best buds they can get! In this article we will present the top 10 cannabis strains for indoor and outdoor cultivation. There are some classics, some new strains and of course categorized by their genetics! We will cover Indica strains, Sativa strains and Hybrid strains so all tastes will be covered!

    With this article we try to provide our readers with some of the top cannabis strains in 2020 from our trusted partner! Those strains are popular and also have genetics of top shelf strains with amazing terpene profiles! This article is part of a series of articles that aim to promote new developments in terms of cannabis strains! Check out our review of cannabis strains suitable for anxiety and depression!

    This article is split in three categories: Indica dominant, Sativa dominant and Hybrids!

    Indica Strains

    For the indica section, we have 3 beautiful strains, all of them feminized: Sensi Skunk, Hindu Kush and Purple Bud!

    Sensi Skunk Feminized
    Hindu Kush Feminized
    Purple Bud Feminized

    Sensi Skunk

    Sensi Skunk Feminized cannabis seeds show how easy and affordable growing cannabis can be. Its citrus aroma differentiates it from other skunk strains. retaining the strong growth shape and high yields typical of Skunk.

    Yes, these seeds also have a sativa part, but at its heart it’s a plant with typical indica attributes. Like its relatives, these seeds thrive both indoors under artificial light and outside in moderate climates. The short flowering time, robust nature and thickly structured, strong buds are all reasons why this strain is so popular. It’s never been easier to grow high-quality Skunk plants at such an affordable price! Like the majority of indica varieties, this cannabis strain is ideal for a Sea of Green (SOG). Growers who like a heavy, central cola, can try the Lollipopping method.

    Sensi Skunk is a multi-award-winning cannabis strain. It took second place at the Copa de la Marihuana 2007.

    Hindu Kush

    Hindu Kush Feminized is a classic, pure indica with robust nature, compact growth and short flowering time (45 to 50 days). Also suitable for novices.

    This original, pure indica comes from the Hindu Kush, a remote mountainous region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. This classic variety owes a number of attributes that are beneficial to growers to its origins in the mountains. Hindu Kush Feminized cannabis seeds produce plants with compact growth, a short flowering time (45 to 50 days) and medium yields. In the right hands, or given a longer growth phase, yields could be even higher. Grown in a moderate climate and given a long summer, the plants reach impressive heights.

    According to “High Times” magazine, Hindu Kush from Sensi Seeds is one of the best 25 cannabis strains of all time.

    Purple Bud

    Purple Bud Feminized is a strain that produces mostly purple-flowering plants. The strain is a indica dominant hybrid of Dutch-bred Hindu Kush, Afghan-Jamaican, and Californian purple Kush. 

    It’s easy to cultivate indoors or out, even in cold climates with summers that end quickly.  White Label’s Purple Bud Feminized cannabis seeds have been developed from the Hindu Kush range, which includes some of the most prized indica strains in the world. The plants are typically indica in growth structure, with sturdy, short stems and branches.

    Purple Bud Feminized grows well indoors, and the Sea of Green (SOG) and Screen of Green (SCROG) methods are both good options during cultivation. The plants also respond well to topping, which creates multiple main stems and colas. It can be grown outside, in temperate and continental climates. When planted in early spring, in free soil, Purple Bud Feminized is capable of achieving considerable heights for a ‘compact’ plant, and is likely to produce an excellent harvest.

    Sativa Strains

    For the Sativa Strains section we selected also 3 Feminized strains! The strains are combining old one with new ones: Durban, White Gorilla Haze and Jamaican Pearl!

    Durban
    White Gorilla Haze
    Jamaican Pearl

    Durban

    Durban Feminized is one of Sensi Seeds’ purest outdoor sativa strains. Its genetics originate from South Africa.   It’s an adaptable plant that can be cultivated in any location that offers from 8 to 12 hours of sunlight a day during the normal growing season. We created Durban Feminized cannabis seeds to produce a perfect outdoor sativa for growers of all experience levels. It’s quick, mould-resistant, and a great yielder, even in a disappointing summer!

    Durban Poison is one of Africa’s most well-known cannabis strains. Durban Feminized produces distinctively sweet aromas and flavours, with strong top notes of citrus and aniseed. Plants with darker leaves often have an earthier, warmer scent while they’re flowering, which subtly shifts to coffee, sandalwood or even chocolate.

    White Gorilla Haze

    White Gorilla Haze brings together the world-class resin production of Gorilla Glue and the dreamy, soaring high of the finest Haze strains. This mostly-Sativa hybrid is fast-growing and productive with a shorter flowering time than its Haze pedigree might suggest. White Gorilla Haze feminized cannabis seeds by White Label were created through a three-way fusion of Amnesia Haze, the all-time great Silver Haze and the 50/50 Sativa-Indica hybrid from California known as Gorilla Glue.

    This strain can be grown either outdoors or indoors! In a hot, sunny Mediterranean climate, this strain can produce huge yields outdoors, as long as the local climate remains favorable throughout October. Indoors the seeds can reach full resin and yield production. The flavour profile of this strain, which remains subtle throughout cultivation and drying, is released when buds are broken up – a sharp Haze undercurrent with notes of coffee, pine and citrus.

    Jamaican Pearl

    With its fruity flavour and mood-lifting effect, Jamaican Pearl Feminized guarantees a good mood. Recreate the Caribbean in your lounge with this cannabis strain! This is one of the few tropical sativas that also thrives in cool climates.

    Jamaican Pearl has its origins in a Sensi Seeds breeding programme which focused on tropical sativas. We have crossbred dozens of cannabis strains to get a Jamaica weed that will grow in northern climates, and even finish flowering in a rainy Dutch summer. Jamaican Pearl is a hybrid between Marley’s Collie and Early Pearl with a sativa content of 85%. It twice took the top prize at the prestigious Highlife Festival.

    The strain has great results outdoors, but it can also be grown indoors! It just tends to get a bit to high so certain growing techniques can be helpful!

    Hybrid Strains

    The Hybrid Strains section has some golden ones! We kept the best for the end, and we hoped you are still here! The Hybrid Strains are: Black Harlequin, Guava Jelly and Girl Scout Cookies!

    Black Harlequin
    Guava Jelly
    Girl Scout Cookies

    Black Harlequin

    Black Harlequin Feminized is an indica / sativa hybrid.  Its formidable genetic pool includes our own Black Domina, a Cannabis Cup-winner; and Harlequin, a strong CBD strain from the USA.

    With a THC / CBD ratio of 1:1, this high CBD content is noticeable in the effect, and the influence of the parent plants can be detected in the aroma and taste. The scent and flavour of the buds are woody and earthy, with a hint of floral lightness. The strain can be grown successfully in both temperate and continental climates, and also does very well when cultivated indoors, at any time of the year.

    Guava Jelly

    Guava Jelly buds are a colourful, sweet-smelling treat for the senses even before they’re consumed.  It is a vigorous strain and can deal with outdoor conditions, though it may require support from stakes or a trellis as its relatively slender branches may be weighed down by buds at the end of the summer.

    The height of Guava Jelly can be easily controlled indoors by flowering plants quite small. As this strain will generally triple its height in the flowering stage, clones can be put into flower at 20cm to 30cm in order to achieve a final height under 1m. White Label Guava Jelly imparts a hugely powerful high from both its Indica and Sativa background. The first feeling reported by most users is a warm, positive body feeling inherited from its Kush and Skunk ancestry. This immediate effect is soon enhanced by the uplifting, energetic, electric high of Guava Jelly’s Sativa side.

    Girl Scout Cookies

    All of the parent plants in this strain’s background are noted for being tough, low-maintenance, productive varieties with high THC content. White Label Girl Scout Cookies retains all these qualities making it an easy cannabis seed-strain for novices and an ideal choice for more experienced growers who can bring it to its full, impressive potential. 

    The potent Kush background and higher CBD production of Girl Scout Cookies makes it a popular strain in US dispensaries. Many users seek it out for more robust medicinal effects such as pain relief, appetite stimulation and combating nausea. Recreational users value GSC for both its total-body relaxation and stimulating, talkative Sativa high.

    Outdoor and greenhouse-grown plants can easily reach 200 or 250cm in height by their October harvest time. Indoors, cuttings can be flowered at around 30-40cm in order to attain a final height of 100cm. 

    With all this being said, I guess now you have your options for the 2020 cultivation! Pick carefully, and give special attention to those plants and they will deliver quality buds for you, your family and friends!

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