The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with head offices in Montreal, Canada has raised the limit for Cannabis. The very was 15 nanogram per millimeter (15ng/ml) so far.
Although more and more countries are slowly getting more liberal towards recreational and - especially - medicinal marihuana, most of the countries still see it an illegal drug. Fortunately an increasing amount of people are discovering that cannabis is very effective against a variety of diseases, and increasingly breaking the silence sharing this with the world.
Organic pesticides have been praised to the heavens for many years by proponents of the organic cultivation method, but there are increasing doubts over their safety and efficacy. For many, 'organic' equates to 'better', 'healthier' and 'safer', but ultimately, all pesticides are poison, even those derived from natural sources.
The story behind the prohibition of cannabis and the racial element to its illegality has been discussed countless times in recent decades, since the legalisation movement gained momentum. However, what is less heavily scrutinised is the fact that this racism persists to this day, and shows no signs of abating.
Two cannabis experts have decided, for the second year running, to strive for the reestablishment of cannabis in society in a very original way: by bike!
What’s not to love about hemp? The green gold’s possible applications seem endless: hemp as nutrition and food, hemp as body care, paper, textile, fabric and rope, hemp as fuel and as alternative to plastic, hemp as building material, and not to forget the medicinal and recreational uses of cannabis . Under today’s spotlight: hemp as a food.
It is legal to cultivate hemp in the UK, subject to certain conditions and fees. Unfortunately, the requirements set out by the UK government render it near to impossible for a hobby gardener to grow a few plants in the back garden. However, despite criticisms of the high license fee cost, the overall cost of setting up a small-to-medium hemp business are not prohibitively high.
Up to 8.2% of Americans and 9.2 of Canadians suffer from PTSD, and estimates of the global prevalence rate vary wildly, from 1.3% to 37.4% . Many sufferers of PTSD report significant relief from their symptoms when consuming cannabis, and recently there have been several shocking reports of U.S. veterans and other affected individuals given harsh custodial sentences as a result. Clearly, further work is needed to ensure that these individuals are able to medicate as needed.
One of the most predominant effects of marijuana is a hyperfocus of attention during the high, generally leading to an intensification of sensory experiences and often to a better analytic capacity
If you are new to consuming cannabis, there are certain key facts that will serve you well to remember. Certain pre-existing health conditions are known to be affected by cannabis in various ways: these include epilepsy, hypertension, migraine, schizophrenia and many more.
Anecdotally, reports of so-called “THC or cannabis allergy” abound. This reaction is characterised by a red, prickly rash over exposed skin, often accompanied by mild to moderate respiratory irritation (often including coughing and sneezing), and is occasionally found among those who work in close contact with the growing cannabis plant.
Although smoking any substance would at first consideration seem to be a deeply counter-intuitive treatment for asthma, there is a widespread belief that smoking cannabis can relieve the symptoms of this common and often highly debilitating condition.
The issue of whether it is safe to use cannabis during pregnancy is one that has caused a great deal of controversy in recent years, as this beneficial herb becomes ever more medically and socially acceptable, and consumption rates continue to climb. Current consensus holds that heavy cannabis use during pregnancy may lead to a reduction in infant birth weight, and possibly increase the risk of conditions such as pre-eclampsia. However, the extent to which this occurs may depend on the method of consumption, as well as various other factors.
As with so many psychological and neurological conditions, it can be difficult to ascertain the precise relationship at work; does the sufferer experience the symptoms due to their cannabis use, or do they use cannabis because of their condition?
In his famous song “Imagine”, John Lennon describes a utopian state of freedom and harmony, and he anticipates his audience’s reception: “You may say I’m a dreamer (…).”