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.
The media of various countries has in recent years had enormous difficulty comprehending the nature of “skunk”, and generally see it as an umbrella term for all high-THC, usually indoor-grown cannabis.
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.
Despite the increasing popularity and acceptance of cannabis in mainstream Western culture, the outdated and inaccurate stereotype of the 'stoner' persists in the media, in political discourse, and in the minds of a large chunk of the population.
When we talk about patterns or pattern recognition, we tend to think of simple visual images like a striped blanket. But our pattern recognition abilities are way more sophisticated than just recognizing basic designs like that
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
Our memory is simply amazing. We can store information about thousands of situations, but also abstract knowledge, theories, learned routines, and practical skills like ice-skating or driving a car.
Cannabis, because of its psychoactive effects, already played an important role in the religious services and rituals of ancient cultures while also being used for its medicinal properties.
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?
By the time aggressive breast cancers begin to invade and metastasize surrounding tissue, survival and rehabilitation of the sufferer is highly unlikely. Very little is understood of the complex genetic processes at work during the final stages of the disease, and there are currently few treatment options available.