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Psilocybin to Treat Addiction: Promising Breakthrough

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Psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, has been garnering attention in recent years for its potential to treat various forms of addiction. With promising results in limited early studies, researchers are exploring the use of this naturally occurring compound to address dependencies on alcohol, nicotine, and even harder drugs. Numerous institutions worldwide have conducted …

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Microdosing THC: Guide to Benefits and Methods

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Microdosing THC has gained popularity among cannabis enthusiasts for providing the medical benefits of the compound without its psychoactive side effects. This practice involves consuming small amounts of THC, typically between 1-5mg, in a manner that avoids the high associated with traditional cannabis consumption. The goal is to experience positive effects on mood, concentration, and …

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment: Effects and Withdrawals

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Marijuana addiction, also known as cannabis use disorder, is a condition marked by the problematic use of cannabis that results in significant distress or impairment. It occurs when an individual continues to use the substance despite facing negative consequences in their work, social, or personal lives. As the use and legalization of marijuana continue to …

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THCA vs CBD: Understanding the Differences and Benefits

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THCA vs CBD are two of the most important cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. While both are non-psychoactive compounds with potential therapeutic benefits, there are several key differences between the two that are important to consider when choosing a cannabinoid for your specific needs. THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a precursor to THC, the …

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Types of Psychoactive Drugs: A Comprehensive Overview

Psychoactive drugs are substances that affect the central nervous system, altering the way people feel, think, and behave. There are several types of psychoactive drugs, including depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, opioids, cannabis, dissociative drugs, inhalants, and prescription medications. Each type of psychoactive drug has its unique effects and risks. Depressants are psychoactive drugs that slow down …

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Can I Combine Cannabis and Psilocybin?

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Cannabinoids and Psilocybin are two sides of the same coin. While cannabinoids come from the cannabis plant, Psilocybin is one of the most active compounds in psychedelic mushrooms. Scientists are presently considering a possible point of interaction between the two compounds and their possible use in medicine.  A 2022 research published in Drug Science shows …

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What is THCA? Difference Between THCA and THC Explained

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Cannabis and cannabinoids continue to gain more attention, especially as a getaway remedy for chronic pain and other Endocannabinoid system (ECS)-related diseases. In 2019, 1 in 4 adults had tried some form of CBD or cannabis-based product. This number increased to 1 in 3 in 2022. The increased use of cannabis also triggered several cannabis …

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Flow Criteria

By Janna Champagne, BSN, RN As a holistic nurse who specializes in application of medical cannabis therapy, knowing which formulations are optimal for targeting patient’s health goals comes with the territory. After years of working with thousands of clients using a variety of cannabis products, I began noticing a trend: that the various cannabis products …

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THC-V: Everything You Need to Know About “Diet Weed”

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Long-time fans of THC products are excited about the potential benefits THC-V offers. THC-V, which stands for tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a type of cannabinoid that’s naturally occurring in small quantities in cannabis plants.  It’s already been proven that certain strains of marijuana can improve symptoms of mental health illnesses, MS, chronic pain, and more. Different cannabinoids …

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Can You Be Allergic to Marijuana? Signs & Symptoms

Introduction While most people believe cannabis can be harmless with little to no adverse side effects, there are possibilities of developing an allergic reaction to the plant or one of its components. Recall that cannabis is made of several phytochemicals (plant-based chemicals) which may trigger several interactions in our bodies, including allergies. An allergic reaction …

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Science of THC: How Marijuana Affects the Brain & Body

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THC is not a bad cannabinoid It’s a myth outside of the cannabis industry that CBD is medicine and THC is not. THC has some incredible medicinal properties, from helping with sleep to killing cancer.  Humans have a complex network of messengers and receptors, called the endocannabinoid system. These messengers and their receptors interact with …

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Cannabis Nurse: What Are They & What Do They Do?

Cannabis nurses are health care professionals specializing in using cannabis and CBD as treatment options for symptom management. They can help patients find suitable strains and products to meet their needs and offer education on using cannabis safely and effectively. Cannabis nursing is a relatively new field. This post will discuss who cannabis nurses are …

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