North America

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Hemp Batteries are Reportedly Stronger Than Graphene

It’s a well-known fact that hemp is an incredibly versatile plant, one that can be smoked, eaten, and processed into a seemingly endless number of different products ranging from topicals to plastic.

Topping the list of innovative new hemp creations is a high-performance energy storage device which scientists say can perform better than graphene and lithium. So essentially, hemp batteries. According to the research team, this technology can be used to power electric cars, power tools, and many other items.

Mon
20
Jan

2 Marijuana Stocks To Watch Before February

January has already been quite the month for marijuana stocks. In only the past few weeks, we have seen many of the top pot stocks in the industry climb substantially. While there are a few theories as to why this has occurred, it seems as though nothing is concrete at this point in time.

Mon
20
Jan

5 Ways CBD Can Help You Battle Cold Season

Like vitamins, CBD can be used to prevent colds from occurring, or at least decrease their odds.

Winter makes for a tough group of months. Despite the beauty of it, not everyone is a fan of shorter days, lots of time spent indoors and increased odds of developing colds. Luckily, there’s some research out there that suggests that CBD might help you when it comes to the common cold, so at least there’s that.

Fri
17
Jan

Can CBD Help You Sleep? Here's What The Research Tells Us

How tired are you right now? If you're like many Americans, your answer probably leans more toward the sleep-deprived side.

Fri
17
Jan

Cannabis and Cancer – The Obstacles to Providing Better Care to Cancer Patients

Marijuana won’t make cancer disappear, but it can make living with it much more bearable. Doctors need to start asking the right questions.

Cancer is something most of us don’t like to think about, but it’s also something the vast majority of us are going to have to face sooner or later.

Because North Americans are generally living longer, it’s estimated as many as 1 in 2 of us will face a cancer diagnosis in our lifetimes. Even if we’re lucky enough not to have it happen to us, odds are it will affect a loved one or friend.

Fri
17
Jan

Using Cannabigerol (CBG) To Destroy Tumors

Thanks to the 2018 farm bill and increased awareness of the benefits of using cannabis and hemp, this plant is once again being grown on a national scale. One of the most important aspects of this is of course, the rapid rise of public interest in various cannabinoids.

Although CBD and THC lead the way when it comes to cannabis research, another compound is slowly making its way into the spotlight: CBG, or cannabigerol. Although studies on this cannabinoid are limited for the time being, it has enormous therapeutic potential. One of the most recent discoveries slates CBG as a powerful remedy for diminishing certain tumors.

Fri
17
Jan

3 Reasons Why Cannabis Is A Powerful Superfood

Numerous researchers and physicians have labeled cannabis a superfood, worthy of incorporation into your diet in some way or another. Here’s why.

Did you know that we’re supposed to get 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables every day? This equates to roughly two cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables. Although this is the recommended amount of fruit and veggies we should eat according to the USDA (United States Dietary Association), most of the American population doesn’t come close to meeting these guidelines.

Thu
16
Jan

Study: Marijuana Use Reduces Depression and Suicidal Ideations in those with PTS

Marijuana use among those with post-traumatic stress (PTS) is associated with reduced rates of severe depression and suicidal ideation, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The study is titled Does cannabis use modify the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder on severe depression and suicidal ideation? Evidence from a population-based cross-sectional study of Canadians.

Thu
16
Jan

5 of the Most Popular Pot Stocks Won't Be Profitable Until 2022 (at the Earliest)

It's truly incredible what a difference a year can make. Although the launch of dried flower in Canada didn't go as smoothly as expected, the widely held belief, as of Jan. 2019, was that cannabis stocks would be pushing into the profit column by the end of the year, if not early 2020.

However, the reality is that marijuana stocks are, for the most part, nowhere near profitability. In fact, some of the most popular pot stocks have reversed course and are even worse off than they were at this time last year, in terms of their bottom lines. According to Wall Street's consensus, the following five pot stocks have no chance of generating a recurring profit until 2022, at the earliest.

Thu
16
Jan

Cannabis can disrupt anxiety superhighway in the brain of mice, researchers find

Researchers may be closing in on exactly why cannabis is so good at countering anxiety.

A new study, published in the journal Neuron, explains that there is an anxiety generating superhighway in the brain that connects the amygdala, the brain’s emotional centre, with the prefrontal cortex, where decision making and impulse control are managed.

The more stressful the situation a person finds themselves in, the more firmly these two areas of the brain connect, quickly elevating anxiety.

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