HIGHER LEARNING

Cannabis Legalization Landscape in 2018

Happy 2018 everyone! When it comes to the legal availability of cannabis, there is indeed reason to be optimistic.* As for 2017 — well, it could’ve been a lot worse. Last January ushered in a presidential administration that many feared would roll back over two decades of cannabis legalization progress. A year later, although cannabis remains illegal on […]

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HIGHER LEARNING, HOW-TOS

Can You Fly With Marijuana?

Millions of people are expected to fly each day during the holidays. It wouldn’t be farfetched to think some passengers are flying high in more ways than one. After all, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and Washington, D.C. But is it legal to fly with weed? Melissa Etheridge stows her medical marijuana in […]

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BODY + WELLNESS, HIGHER LEARNING

Cannabis Strains to Get You Through Holiday Stress

The holidays can be mentally and physically draining. To keep you feeling festive and not frosty, here are the cannabis strains that can help you deal with five common holiday-induced problems. Holiday Problem: Stress Let your stress melt away like a bad nightmare with Blue Dream, a sativa-dominant hybrid. This strain lifts you into an euphoric […]

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HIGHER LEARNING, HOW-TOS

How to Know Good Cannabis From the Bad and the Ugly

If the concept of a beautiful weed-shopping experience is foreign to you, you’re not alone. In the U.S., such things have only recently begun to take root. Dispensaries are no longer bare-bones operations offering quick in-and-out options. Many have extensive (and technical) menus, wide selection of products, and displays of high-quality weed. Regardless of your level […]

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HIGHER LEARNING

Is CBD the Best Solution for Epilepsy?

CBD may have several therapeutic benefits, and one that is currently being heavily explored is the potential use of CBD for epilepsy. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the main non-psychotropic cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD does not activate the endocannabinoid system in the way THC does to create the sensation of a high. Instead, CBD seems to […]

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HIGHER LEARNING

Trusting Your Gut on Cannabis

With the indulgent holiday season around the corner (Thanksgiving was just the warm-up), your gut might need a little tune-up. And scientists are finding some beneficial connections between the gut and cannabis. Gut: Population of Millions There are cannabinoid receptors throughout our bodies, including our brains and gastrointestinal tract. Our bodies naturally produce our own […]

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BODY + WELLNESS, HIGHER LEARNING, LIFESTYLE

Do Cannabis Users Get More Action?

Studies have shown cannabis and sex can both stimulate our brain’s pleasure centers. But is there a deeper connection between cannabis and sex? The Journal of Sexual Medicine recently published an arousing study suggesting daily cannabis users had about 20% more sex than those who never used. The study was based on the survey results of approximately […]

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HIGHER LEARNING, LIFESTYLE

Why Marijuana and Music Mix, According to Science

Based on pretty much every concert we’ve attended, smoking cannabis and listening to music is a common practice. Squinting to see our favorite singers through hazy clouds of marijuana smoke feels cozy, buzzy, and right. There is an undeniable synergy between marijuana and music, and scientists have been studying this relationship for years. There are […]

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BODY + WELLNESS, HIGHER LEARNING

CBD: Cannabis Therapy Without the High

While THC has enjoyed the spotlight for decades, there’s been growing interest in high-CBD cannabis strains and edibles for therapy without the high. CBD, or cannabidiol, was historically thought to be biologically inactive. However, in the past decade, dozens of scientific and medical studies have shown CBD can be effective in treating anxiety, depression, inflammation, joint […]

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BODY + WELLNESS, HIGHER LEARNING

Using CBD to Calm Cujo: Benefits of CBD for Pets

For frenzied Fidos, some pet owners area turning to an alternative treatment: CBD. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant along with THC. Researchers and cannabis consumers have found CBD to be effective at reducing inflammation, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and seizures — many of the same ailments that can beset […]

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