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What Is Marijuana?

marijuana addiction treatment, Marijuana—also known as weed, pot, grass, bud, herb, ganja and mary jane, among other slang terms—refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant, which contains the psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as well as other related compounds. Cannabis plant material can also be concentrated in a resin called hashish or a sticky black liquid called hash oil.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, typically smoked as a hand-rolled cigarette (joint) or in a pipe or water pipe (bong). The drug is also smoked in what’s called a blunt—a cigar that’s been emptied of tobacco and refilled with a mixture of marijuana and tobacco. Marijuana smoke has a pungent and distinctive sweet-and-sour odor.

Another way of ingesting the drug is to mix the plant’s leaves, flowers, stems or seeds into food or to brew the leaves as a tea.

History of Marijuana

Some varieties of cannabis plants are also known as hemp, although “hemp” more commonly refers to a fiber derived from such plants. Historically, hemp fiber has been used to make rope, paper, fabrics and sail canvas. Today, hemp fiber is used to create concrete-like blocks for construction projects, bioplastics, jewelry and biofuels. In colonial America, hemp production was required by English rule. George Washington grew it as a crop at Mount Vernon. At that time, hemp plants were low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active component of cannabis, and crops were valued for their role in industry.

Use of medicinal cannabis began in America in the 1850s, when products with cannabis extracts were produced and sold to treat maladies such as pain and muscle spasm. Soon after, pharmaceutical regulations were introduced in some states. Products containing habit-forming substances such as cannabis were often labeled as poisons and, in some cases, were available only with a physician’s prescription.

Today, marijuana is classified by the federal government as a Schedule I substance, which means the drug presents a high risk for abuse and is deemed to have no medicinal uses. However, several states have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use, and 23 states as well as the District of Columbia allow use of medical marijuana to treat certain medical conditions.

While many have called for the legalization of marijuana to treat pain and nausea caused by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other conditions, clinical evidence does not show that the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis or medical marijuana outweigh the health risks. To be considered a legitimate medicine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a drug must have well-defined and measurable ingredients consistent from one unit (such as a pill or injection) to the next. Since the cannabis plant contains hundreds of chemical compounds that vary from plant to plant (and those various compounds may cause different effects) and because the drug is typically ingested via smoking, its medicinal use is difficult to evaluate.

At this time, several THC-based drugs have been approved by the FDA to treat pain and nausea. And scientists continue to investigate the medicinal properties of other chemicals found in the cannabis plant, such as cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound being studied for its effectiveness in treating pain, pediatric epilepsy and other conditions.

It’s also important to note that marijuana potency has increased significantly over the years. In 2012, the THC concentration in marijuana samples confiscated by law enforcement averaged near 15 percent, compared with an average concentration of  four percent in the 1980s. High-potency forms of the drug can expose new users to increased concentrations of THC and greater risk of experiencing adverse or unpredictable reactions. For frequent users, higher potency can increase the risk of marijuana addiction.

Learn more about the history of marijuana and legislative policy.

The Effects of Marijuana Abuse

When marijuana is smoked, THC passes rapidly from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries the substance to the brain and other organs throughout the body. THC is absorbed more slowly when ingested through food or drink.

Regardless of how THC is ingested, the substance acts specifically on the brain cell’s cannabinoid receptors. These receptors—ordinarily activated by THC-like chemicals produced naturally by the body—are part of the neural communication network, called the endocannabinoid system, which plays an important role in normal brain development and function.

The highest density of cannabinoid receptors is found in parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement. Marijuana over-activates the endocannabinoid system, causing the “high” and other effects that users experience, such as:

  • Altered perceptions and mood
  • Impaired coordination
  • Difficulty with thinking and problem solving
  • Disrupted learning and difficulty recollecting memories
  • Decreased appetite

Research indicates that using marijuana can cause or exacerbate problems in daily life. Heavy users tend to report lower life satisfaction, poorer mental and physical health, more relationship problems and less academic or career success when compared with non-using peers. Use of the drug is also associated with a higher likelihood of dropping out of school. Several workplace studies associate marijuana use with increased absences, tardiness, accidents, workers’ compensation claims and job turnover.

Health Risks

Marijuana use is associated with a range of health issues, particularly related to heart and lung problems and mental health conditions.

Marijuana smoke is an irritant to the lungs, and frequent smokers can experience many of the same respiratory problems experienced by tobacco smokers, such as:

  • Daily cough and phlegm production
  • Frequent acute chest illness
  • Heightened risk of lung infections
  • Damage to the immune system
  • Kills brain cells and damages central nervous system
  • Fertility issues
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure

One study found that people who smoke marijuana frequently but do not smoke tobacco have more health problems and miss more days of work than those who don’t smoke marijuana, mainly due to respiratory illnesses. It is not yet known whether marijuana smoking contributes to the risk for lung cancer.

Research also indicates that use raises the heart rate by 20-100 percent shortly after smoking; this effect can last up to three hours. One study found that marijuana smokers have a 4.8-fold increase in the risk of heart attack in the first hour after using the substance. The risk may be even greater for older adults and those with cardiac vulnerabilities.

A number of studies link chronic marijuana use and mental illness. High doses can produce a temporary psychotic reaction in some users. Use of the drug can also worsen the course of illness for patients who have schizophrenia. A series of large, longitudinal studies also shows a link between marijuana and the development of psychosis.

Marijuana abuse has also been associated with other mental health problems, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality disturbances
  • Suicidal thoughts (among adolescents)
  • Lack of motivation to engage in typically rewarding activities

More research is needed to better understand these mental health links and ramifications.

Using marijuana during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of neurobehavioral problems in babies. Because THC and other compounds mimic the body’s own endocannabinoid chemicals, marijuana use by pregnant mothers may alter the developing endocannabinoid system in the brain of the fetus. Consequences for the child can include difficulties related to attention, memory and problem solving.

Marijuana has also been shown to negatively affect the brain development of young people who are heavy users. The effects on thinking and memory may last a long time or even be permanent. A study of individuals who began using the drug in adolescence revealed substantially reduced connectivity in areas of the brain responsible for learning and memory. A long-term study in New Zealand showed that people who began smoking the drug heavily in their teens lost an average of eight points in IQ between ages 13-38. The lost cognitive abilities were not fully restored in those who quit smoking marijuana as adults. Those who started smoking the drug in adulthood did not show significant IQ declines.

Additionally, because it impairs judgment and motor coordination, marijuana use contributes to a greater risk of injury or death while driving a car. Data analysis suggests that marijuana use more than doubles a driver’s risk of being in an accident. On a related note, the combination of marijuana and alcohol increases driving impairment more than either substance alone.

Is Marijuana Addictive?

Contrary to common belief, marijuana is an addictive substance. Research suggests that approximately nine percent of users develop addiction. The estimated incidence of addiction increases among those who start using at a young age (an estimated 17 percent develop addiction) and among people who use the drug daily (an estimated 25-50 percent become addicted).

Individuals who are addicted to cannabis may experience symptoms of withdrawal when attempting to stop using the drug. Long-term users who try to quit report withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, anxiety and drug craving–all of which can make it difficult to abstain. Behavioral interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational incentives (e.g., providing vouchers for goods or services to patients who remain abstinent) have proven effective in treatment and rehab for marijuana addiction. Although medications to address marijuana/cannabis addiction are not currently available, recent discoveries about the endocannabinoid system offer promise in developing medications to ease withdrawal symptoms, block the drug’s intoxicating effects, and prevent relapse.

Marijuana Addiction Symptoms

Addiction to marijuana is most commonly diagnosed during adolescence or young adulthood. However, recent trends toward greater societal acceptance of marijuana use and increased availability of both recreational and medical forms of the drug may increase the addiction rate in older adults. As with other types of drug addiction, there are behavioral and physical signs that can signal marijuana addiction (known medically as cannabis use disorder).

Behavioral changes include:

  • Distorted perceptions
  • Impaired coordination
  • Difficulty in thinking and problem solving
  • Ongoing problems with learning and memory

Other signs of marijuana abuse, misuse and addiction include:

  • Red, blurry, bloodshot eye
  • Constant, mucus-filled cough
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Hunger
  • Dry mouth
  • Anxiety, paranoia, or fear
  • Poor memory
  • Poor coordination
  • Slow reaction time
  • Loss of control

Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

Long-term drug abuse is associated with a number symptoms of marijuana withdrawal, which typically develop within one week of discontinuing use. Some of the most common symptoms of cannabis withdrawal include:

  • Irritability, anger or aggression
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Sleep difficulty
  • Decreased appetite or weight loss
  • Restlessness
  • Depressed mood
  • Physical symptoms such as abdominal pain, shakiness/tremors, sweating, fever, chills or headache

Since many of these withdrawal symptoms mimic warning signs of other conditions and problems, an expert assessment by an addiction professional is necessary to determine whether marijuana withdrawal is the cause.

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Treatment options or “rehab” for marijuana addiction is similar to treatment programs and protocols for addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Evidence-based therapies such as Twelve Step facilitation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy and other scientifically valid approaches can be effective addiction treatment options, depending on the individual’s situation, other drug abuse, and treatment needs. Learn more about our treatment options.


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CANNABIS, CBD & ANXIETY

CANNABIS AND ANXIETY We are currently living through anxiety provoking times. The coronavirus is the perfect recipe to turn even the most laid back and centered among us into worrying wrecks, imagining the most catastrophic (although unlikely) outcomes for ourselves and our loved ones.

And that, dear friends, is the day-to-day life of someone living with anxiety. I know because for the last fifteen years it’s an inner world I’ve inhabited. Only for me, it’s not a pandemic I’m freaking out about, but lesser evils such as whether I’m going to make a complete idiot of myself in some social gathering or my own favorite anxiety rabbit hole – feeling anxious about feeling anxious.

While there’s no magic bullet to banish anxiety for good, managing anxiety symptoms is a commonly stated reason why people take cannabis – medical or otherwise – with CBD showing particular promise in preliminary studies.

ANXIETY DISORDERS

Anxiety disorders are a collection of mental health conditions characterized by disproportionate worrying about future events that brings about physiological responses in the body such as tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, muscle tension, sleep disturbance, excessive sweating, agitation, restlessness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.

Avoidance behavior are common strategies amongst anxiety sufferers. If you’ve had a panic attack crossing a bridge, there’s a fair chance you’ll never make it to the other side of that river again. And for the socially anxious amongst us, myself included, not turning up to that party or after work drinks or a friend’s wedding are tactics regularly employed.

However, the more situations we avoid, the smaller our worlds eventually become, and it’s often at this point when an anxiety disorder is diagnosed. Right now, it’s estimated 264 million people worldwide have some kind of anxiety disorder, with approximately 40 millionof them residing in the United States.

An estimated 264 million people worldwide have some kind of anxiety disorder, with approximately 40 million of them residing in the United States.

Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) when anxiety is felt about a wide range of situations or issues; social anxiety disorder (SAD) – the fear of being negatively judged or rejected in social situations; panic disorder – sudden feelings of terror resulting in panic attacks; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – unwelcomed repetitive thoughts and behavior; phobias – an extreme fear triggered by a situation or object; and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – anxiety including flashbacks that develop after some kind of traumatic event.

Due to their complex and often individualized nature, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treating anxiety disorders. Talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), are often combined with anti-anxiety drugs like SSRI antidepressants or benzodiazepines for a more immediate calming effect. Also known as tranquilizers, benzodiazepines include the likes of Xanax and Valium, and while they may lull patients into a state of anxiety-free calm, taken long term they can result in addiction. 

It’s clear, therefore, that a new class of anti-anxiety medication, without risk of abuse or dependence and free from side effects, must be developed. And the big ‘green’ hope is that the cannabis plant might hold the key.

STRESS, ANXIETY & THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

Coping with stress or unwinding from a hectic day, is one of the major reasons millions of people consume cannabis. While your average recreational user isn’t interested in the biological mechanisms behind why they feel more relaxed after smoking a joint, the reason is almost certainly due to the direct activation of their endocannabinoid system (ECS).

The ECS comprises fatty ligands called endocannabinoids which bind to a vast network of cannabinoid receptor sites (CB1 and CB2) throughout the brain, central nervous system, immune system, and organs. Dynamic in nature, it is constantly working to ensure all our physiological systems remain in balance.

Life is filled with external stressors – pollution, poor sleep, that argument with your boss, the 24/7 news reports about the millions of people dying worldwide from the coronavirus. Thankfully the ECS works as a buffer to ensure our organisms don’t develop some kind of illness as a result. It also plays a crucial role in regulating fear, anxiety and how we cope with stress.

Activating CB1 receptors in the brain and central nervous system has been found to calm feelings of anxiety, which explains why consuming cannabis tends to chill people out. However, it’s not a case of the more you smoke, the less anxious you feel as higher doses of THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, can actually be anxiety inducing.

Enhanced signaling between CB1 receptors and the endocannabinoid anandamide in the amygdala, an area of the brain key to processing fear, has been shown to help mice forget frightening experiences. That’s something of clinical interest for the treatment of anxiety disorders where frightening events of the past become indelibly marked in a patient’s memory, fueling future feelings of anxiety.

However, chronic stress itself can eventually impair our endocannabinoid system. Prolonged exposure to stress downregulates CB1 receptor signaling in brain regions involved in emotional processing. Chronic stress also increases levels of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), the enzyme that breaks anandamide down in the body, resulting in lower concentrations of the feel-good endocannabinoid.

With weakened endocannabinoid signaling, we are more vulnerable to developing anxiety and depression. Indeed, one study showed a clear inverse relationship between anandamide levels and anxiety severity in women with major depression;So in basic terms, the more anandamide deficient we are, the more anxious we may become.

Thus, boosting CB1 signaling could be a potential therapeutic target for both protecting against and treating anxiety disorders – a theory explored in a preclinical study on mice with low anandamide levels caused by stress-induced anxiety. Researchers observed how inhibiting FAAH reversed the animals’ anandamide deficiency, which in turn reduced their anxious behaviour.

CBD: A MULTI-TARGETED APPROACH TO ANXIETY

While drug companies around the world are experimenting with synthetic FAAH inhibitors, hoping they’ll become the next big thing in anti-anxiety medication, cannabidiol (CBD), the non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis, has been shown to inhibit anandamide reuptake and delay its metabolism by FAAH. Several studies confirm that administering CBD enhances CB1 signaling, in turn promoting the creation of new neurons in the hippocampus, which scientists believe further contributes towards the compound’s anxiolytic effect.

However, CBD’s anti-anxiety action extends beyond increasing endocannabinoid signaling. Animal studies show how CBD interacts with serotonin 5-HT1A receptors in the brain, which are tried and tested targets for anti-anxiety medication.

In one study, administering CBD to rats submitted to 60 minutes of enforced restraint not only lowered their heart rate and mean arterial pressure, but also reduced anxiety levels. However, these results were not replicated when the rats were given a 5-HT1A antagonist, which blocked CBD from interacting with the serotonin receptors, What remains unclear is whether CBD elicits this effect by directly binding with 5-HT1A receptors or by indirectly facilitating 5-HT1A serotonin signaling.

Neuroimaging in healthy subjects given 400mg of a CBD isolate suggested that the relaxation they reportedly experienced may have been caused by activity in the limbic and paralimbic brain system, areas of the brain associated with emotional processing, memory, and cognitive processes.

Marijuana Strains for Sex and Arousal

Marijuana Strains for Sex and Arousal

marijuana for sex


Marijuana Strains for Sex and Arousal, different marijuana strains have varying effects. There are the best euphoric strains and other effect-specific ones you will often hear people talk about. Some will make you happier, energetic, creative, focused, sleepy, and many other effects. But have you ever thought of weed for sex, Marijuana Strains for Sex and Arousal.

Many people have taken cannabis for sex, but how are weed and sexuality linked? Is it just a belief that marijuana can boost one’s sex life? If it is true, how does weed make sex better? We can ask many more questions. Fortunately, we have answers for you. Read on to get responses to any statement about cannabis, Marijuana Strains for Sex and Arousal.

Marijuana and sex: Does weed make sex better?
Cannabis is known for sensory amplifications. Music can become louder, food tastes more delicious, and other experiences become interesting. Using the same argument, we can also say that weed can make sex better. How marijuana makes you horny can be a mystery yet to be solved. But this green plant has been used for decades to enhance the sex experience in men and women, Marijuana Strains for Sex and Arousal.

Why does weed make you hornier? Weed and libido
There are many reasons why cannabis and sex are said to be related. First, cannabis clears off anxiety and improves one’s concentration. In that start, you are likely to enjoy sex, and that has been scientifically proven. You will have more stamina in bed marijuana strains for sex and arousal.

Secondly, some of the known cannabis effects are mood-lifting and energy-boosting. Some known weed strains will make you flirt easily with your partner. With the improved energy, you will be better placed to perform better in bed and satisfy your sexual urges.

A survey conducted by the researchers at Missouri’s St. Louis University and published by Psychology today reveals the relationship between weed and sex. Out of the 22,943 men who participated, 22% of men reported an increase in sexual activity. It turns out that THC and sex are closely interrelated subjects. The THC improves your sense, creating a perfect mood for sex.

Some scientists have also argued that cannabis stimulates the cannabinoid receptors in the testicles to enhance sexual experience in men.

Marijuana and orgasm
How is cannabis responsible for improving orgasm and libido? Many people take specific strains of marijuana for sex. Miraculously, they achieve their objectives and end up enjoying sex more than non-stoners. How does sex increases libido in men, and does it also increase orgasm in women?

The research on sex and weed is still in its infancy. We may have to wait a little longer to know whether there is a link between marijuana and orgasm or not. While many researchers are still burning the midnight oil, Psychology Today has already published an article of a survey that supports the statement that weed makes sex better.

In the report, 133 adult women took part in the survey, and 68% admitted that using weed just before sex had a better sexual experience with an extended orgasm. They also explain that orgasm occurs more often after using weed than not.

But how does weed increase libido and improve orgasms? That’s the missing link that researchers have to prove to us sooner rather than later.

Is Sativa or Indica better for sex?
Though we may not fully explain how weed makes you horny, we are sure that some cannabis strains can enhance your sexual experience. With that said, would you choose Indica or Sativa for arousal?

The classification of cannabis into either Indica or Sativa tells you almost nothing about the chemical components of these plants. It was based mainly on physical characteristics. So, does Sativa or Indica make you hornier? There’s no direct answer because the cannabis effects are attributed to THC, CBD, and terpenes.

The best marijuana strains for sex can either be Indica or Sativa, provided it has the appropriate terpenes to make sex better. If you are looking for the best weed strains for sex, choose the type that relieves anxiety and stress. These weeds have myrcene, pinene, limonene, caryophyllene, and linalool terpenes.

In the following sections, we will talk about the best strains for sex. It will help you make the right choice if you are looking for some good moments in bed with your partner.

Best cannabis strains for sex
There are many weed strains for sex out there, but some are just more effective than others. In this part, we will quickly describe the top 3 marijuana or sex. They will, undoubtedly, enhance your experience.

Green Crack
Green Crack strain
Green Crack is by no means a sexy name, but it has all the effects a sexually active person desire. If you are looking for the best Sativa weed strain for sex arousal and maintaining stamina on the bed, this is the best choice for you.

Green Crack has a low THC level of just 17% but will fill you with euphoria and a buzz of energy that will improve your stamina in between the sheets. It has a tropical flavor of citrus and mango, making it as sweet as the moments you will have in bed with your partner.

Mimosa
Mimosa strain
Mimosa is a promising Sativa-dominant hybrid strain that is quickly gaining popularity in the vast cannabis world. This resulting cross between Purple Punch and Clementine has a citrusy and fruity taste. It is packed with myrcene, pinene, and limonene terpenes.

Mimosa prepares your body for long sex sessions by relieving anxiety and improving your concentration. With a buzz of energy associated with it, you will remain intimate for long without feeling tired. It clears your mind off any negative thoughts and feelings and replaces them with a warm euphoria.

Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel strain flower
Sour Diesel is a very potent weed strain packed with high levels of THC and sex-boosting terpenes. Look no further for the best weed for sex, as this one will fulfill all your fantasies. Sour Diesel terpenes include caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene.

Because of the fast-acting effects, Sour Diesel best suits those looking for a quick start to the game. You will not have much time for preparation or foreplay because of the intense arousal you will receive. It will make you a freak in bed and significantly improve your sex experience.

Best strains for male arousal
Different weed strains can have varying sex effects on men and women. That’s because the reproduction systems are not structured the same. They are also stimulated differently. So, you need the best weed strain for sex that will resonate with you. In this case, we will look at a few that are best for male arousal.

Gelato
Gelato strain photo
Gelato is a more balanced hybrid that gives you the best of both worlds. It is known for its euphoric and psychoactive high that provides relaxation and puts you in the mood. Due to its potency and couchlock effect, it should be used moderately. An overdose can make you too lazy to perform your duty in bed.

Lit up Gelato flower just before sex to receive a mind-jolting buzz, relaxing, and calming body stones for an unforgettable sex experience.

Trainwreck
Trainwreck bud
The name Trainwreck can be suggestive, especially if you are a bedroom bully. However, it is a mild weed for sex that will allow you to fulfill your bedroom desires within the shortest time possible. Trainwreck is associated with giggling high and a slight stimulation that makes it the best choice for pot-head couples.

Trainwreck has a pleasant, herbal, room-filling aroma and piney and flowery flavors. Experienced stoners can consume an entire bowl in a go, but newbies can also use it for their sexual escapades. It’s mild, and the effect wears off quickly. It is the best choice for busy partners with tight schedules and looking for short sex sessions or quickies.

Best strains for female arousal
Women are usually on the receiving end in the bedroom. As a result, they need a different kind of stimulation and endurance. These are the best weeds for sex you should consider for female arousal:

Granddaddy Purple
Granddaddy Purple bud
Granddaddy Purple is an effective weed for sex for diverting your attention from daily distraction and setting you straight into a sex mood. With its alpha-Pinene terpene, you will feel relaxed and reduce any possible pains you may feel during sex.

Granddaddy Purple is the go-to marijuana strain for sex if you want to explore all sex positions for maximum satisfaction.

Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake bud
Wedding Cake is best suitable for honeymooners who want to go mad on the best day of their nights. This Indica-leaning weed strain is relaxing and enhancing, keeping all your senses alert for this one-time experience. With a high THC value of about 23-25%, one or two puffs are enough to enhance your moods.

Wedding Cake has an earthy and herbal flavor profile that will stick in your palate for a long time. It will also not give you a dry mouth and eyes.

Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies Strain
From the name, you can easily guess that Girl Scout Cookies is the best strain for female arousal. Being an Indica-dominant strain, it is relaxing and stress relieving. Its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties make it the best for receiving roles in the bedroom. You will just be ready for the action and be adventurous.

Is weed an aphrodisiac?
Yes. Weed has been used as an aphrodisiac in many cultures for many centuries. Their effectiveness has been documented and proven by modern studies and research. Though we may still not have supporting facts on how weed makes sex better, we can attest that it improves the sex experience in both men and women.

Best cannabis for sex and THC arousal products
There is a link between weed and sexuality, though it is not scientifically proven. You can use specific weed strains for sex to enhance your bedroom experience. Improve your game between the sheet by choosing the best marijuana for sex at our dispensaries. We stock high-quality flowers from reputable growers at the best prices. Also, we stock THC intimate oils, sensual pre-rolls, concentrates, cartridges, and edibles with your favorite arousal strains. Check them out on our menus.

Can CBD Help Weight Loss with PCOS?

What is PCOS?

CBD Help Weight Loss Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is a metabolic dysfunction which causes a hormone imbalance. This affects biological women’s bodies in many different ways and is related to insulin resistance, inflammation, hypothyroidism, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, acne, irregular and painful cycles,  infertility, and more. This infographic below illustrates some possible symptoms CBD Help Weight Loss.

Is There a Cure for PCOS?

There are no known cures for PCOS, however with a few changes and the help of a medical professional, symptoms can be reversed. By switching to a gluten free and dairy free diet (reduces inflammation and regulates insulin resistance), using CBD oil (reduces inflammation), and replacing high intensity exercise with slow weighted workouts (avoids stress hormone dysregulation), women can have drastically reduced symptoms and may even reverse PCOS. When PCOS symptoms are managed or reversed, women can experience weight loss, regular cycles, increased fertility, report feeling stronger, and have more natural energy throughout the day CBD Help Weight Loss.

What is CBD? THC vs. CBD:

Cannabis is a genus of plants that include both hemp and marijuana. CBD (cannabidiol) stems from the hemp plant, the closest relative to the marijuana plant. Marijuana contains a dominant trace of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and is the chemical responsible for psychological effects. Unlike THC, CBD does not contain any ingredients that can cause psychoactive or “high” feelings such as euphoria, paranoia, lack of motivation, or increased appetite. Non-intoxicating CBD is known to decrease anxiety, reduce inflammation, and help with pain relief as well as sleep disorders. Also, CBD alleviates PCOS symptoms to help you through your day and achieve your health goals CBD Help Weight Loss.

CBD Oil for PCOS

How can CBD oil benefit women with PCOS? CBD helps the body maintain homeostasis.

Homeostasis includes balancing the parts of your body affected by PCOS including your hormones, metabolism, and neurotransmitters. Fatigue caused by PCOS makes it harder to get adequate sleep at night, which can make weight loss difficult. CBD is known to help with sleep disorders, allowing you to get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep to promote weight loss. After talking to your doctor, try journaling your symptoms before you start daily CBD oil, diet changes, and exercise regimens, then compare your results after a few weeks. Since using CBD helps reduce inflammation and regulate insulin (PCOS symptom triggers), women can see improvement within a few weeks whether it is on the scale or their digestion, headaches, fatigue, and more. Keep in mind, everyone is different. Some women can see results in a few days and for some it takes a few months. Either way, consistency is key. 

PCOS Weight Loss Diet Tips

In regards to your diet, start by reducing your gluten and dairy intake. It can take several months to learn how to consistently have a gluten and dairy free diet. Try almond milk or vegan cheese instead of dairy. There are also tons of surprisingly delicious gluten free pastas, bagels, and breads that taste just as good as their gluten counterparts.

Also, make sure you don’t cut too many calories. In fact, with PCOS too much of a calorie restriction can make your PCOS symptoms worse as cutting too many calories affects your metabolic function. Too much caffeine isn’t good for PCOS either. Try replacing coffee with calming organic tea made with CBD flowers. You can also drink about a gallon of water a day to help balance your hormones, reduce fatigue, and help with cravings.

It is important to realize that you also don’t need to cut out carbs to lose weight. With PCOS, it is a surprisingly healthier choice to try to find your carb tolerance range by testing how many carbs you can eat a day without symptoms. The more consistent you are with implementing these changes, the more results you may see. 

CBD Weight Loss

After speaking with your doctor about using CBD oil, try adding it daily. This will help reduce inflammation, regulate your insulin and blood sugar levels, relieve anxiety and depression, and promote weight loss. Remember that this is a lifestyle change. Since you are slowly removing the PCOS triggers, weight loss will naturally occur over time when implementing these new regimes. Since there is no “cure” for PCOS, reversing PCOS through these simple consistent changes are truly found to be the most helpful. Adding a daily CBD oil will help you will ride along the happy road to reduced or reversed PCOS symptoms. 

Interested in learning more about CBD? Check out our other articles:

CBD Dosage: How Much CBD Is The Right Amount?

What Is CBG And How Is It Different From CBD?

Using CBD To Achieve Balance and Wellness

How To Incorporate CBD Into Your Cooking

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CBD for Arthritis

People are aware of the health benefits of CBD but do they know how far the benefits go? One of the most important features of CBD is how much potential it holds against arthritis and pain.

Is CBD oil good for arthritis?

Laboratory studies suggest that CBD might be a valid option to consider for arthritis and inflammation. There are official reports of dramatic improvement by people who tried CBD for their pain. Experts are still waiting for well-designed, scientifically valid, and rigorous clinical trials that are so badly needed to answer the question of just how effective CBD may be to people with chronic arthritis pain.

CBD oil for pain

Cannabinoids like CBD, interact with receptors of pain and inflammation in the body. CBD may block certain receptors that allow for levels of an endocannabinoid called anandamide to increase in the body. Scientists think that CBD oil affects the receptors to make them not respond to the signals they receive. This process is possibly helping reduce pain and inflammation.

How long does it take for CBD oil to work for pain relief?

Again depending on your condition, it could take between 30 minutes to a couple of hours.

When should I take CBD oil, morning or night?

This could all vary depending on the CBD product you are using and your medical condition. You can take it during the day if the pain is too much, but it is recommended to take CBD at night. The best way to be sure is to ask your doctor to find out the way that works better for you.

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Dosage really depends on your condition, age, weight, and medical history. So make sure to ask a doctor before using it. Basically, you can add CBD oil to anything you eat or drink. You can also vape it which is the fastest way to feel the effects.

CBD cream for pain

CBD creams are another great way of benefitting from CBD. Rubbing CBD creams on sore muscles helps recovery and reduces the pain.

CBD gummies for pain

CBD gummies are really popular, especially among older people with arthritis and chronic pain. There are remarkably tasty CBD gummies that you can find on Kushfly to make your treatment more enjoyable.

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What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

CBD Oil for Erectile Dysfunction ,Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection in order to have sex. Formerly known as penile impotence, ED can occur with stress or may even indicate a health condition. Either way, consulting with a health professional about ED is the first step. 

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction? 

Sexual excitement allows the penile muscle to relax. Erection then occurs as a result of stimulation leading blood flow to the penis. When muscles contract, the blood flows out of penile veins ending the erection. ED occurs when the muscles contract before desired sexual intercourse is completed. 

Both emotional stressors and physical conditions can cause ED. Some of these medical conditions include: aging, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, drug use (including alcohol or tobacco), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hormone imbalances, kidney disease, pelvic injury, prescription side effects, sleep disorders, or stress. Consult with your doctor to determine the cause of your ED in order to receive the best treatment. 

How Do You Use CBD Oil for Erections?

Depending on the underlying cause of your ED, treatments such as prescription medications, talk therapy, or CBD may be suggested.  A CBD lubricant will work faster for ED than edibles or an ingestible CBD. However, CBD edibles will relax the entire body which may also work for stress related ED.

Does CBD Oil Increase Blood Flow?

CBD used as a lubricant will relax your muscles. Relaxed muscles help open blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the applied area.  Be sure to test any product in a small amount before applying the recommended dosage.

Does CBD Affect Testosterone?

ED can be impacted by low testosterone levels. In order to treat this, you’ll need to target the underlying cause with the help of your physician. Luckily, CBD can help naturally regulate your testosterone levels. CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system and helps your body maintain balance. Balancing your testosterone levels will help with your ED, making CBD an excellent supplement.

Which Oil Is Good for Erectile Dysfunction?

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What Are the Benefits of CBD? CBD Benefits Chart

Countless Benefits of CBD

CBD Benefits, Cannabidiol is a widely utilized natural treatment for a variety of diseases. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over 100 chemical components called cannabinoids discovered in the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa.


What does CBD make you feel?

The psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most common psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, which means it causes a high feeling. CBD, on the other hand, is not psychotropic like THC. CBD is an enticing choice for people seeking pain and symptom treatment without the mind-altering effects of cannabis or the additional adverse effects associated with some pharmaceutical medicines. CBD Benefits

Is CBD good for you?

CBD has been examined for its possible involvement in relieving the symptoms of a variety of common health problems, including anxiety and neurological illnesses. It may also boost heart health and aid in the relief of certain forms of discomfort. Keep in mind that some of these health benefits are linked to the usage of CBD in conjunction with THC rather than CBD alone. Research into the effects of CBD on specific illnesses is currently ongoing, and there is still a lot to learn about CBD’s potential applications.CBD Benefits

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What does CBD do?

CBD has been hailed for a range of health conditions, but the best scientific evidence is for its efficacy in treating some of the cruelest childhood epileptic syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which do not respond to antiseizure drugs. CBD has been shown in multiple trials to lessen the number of seizures and, in some circumstances, to completely stop them. Epidiolex, a CBD-based drug, is the first FDA-approved cannabis-derived medicine for these disorders.

Does CBD lower blood pressure?

According to certain studies, CBD-infused products may aid in the reduction of blood pressure. CBD may have vasodilatory benefits in human and rat arteries, according to a 2020 study. CBD may increase a person’s blood flow by widening their blood vessels, according to the authors. A 2017 study investigated examined the effects of a single dose of CBD oil on healthy people. It decreased blood pressure in both people who were at rest and those who were under stress. CBD Benefits

CBD Health Benefits

CBD is gaining popularity in the health and wellness industry, with some scientific studies indicating that it can help with a variety of ailments.

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CBD for Your Mind

Anxiety disorders and other mental health conditions can have serious consequences for one’s general health and well-being. Pharmaceutical medications are frequently used to treat mental health illnesses, but they can have a variety of side effects, including sleepiness, agitation, sleeplessness, sexual dysfunction, and headaches. CBD Benefits

Furthermore, many drugs, such as benzodiazepines, have the potential to cause addiction and lead to substance use disorder. CBD has shown potential as a treatment for several mental health issues, such as anxiety disorders, which has piqued the curiosity of many people who suffer from these conditions.

CBD for Your Body

Certain components of cannabis, particularly CBD, have been revealed to be responsible for its pain-relieving properties, according to scientists. The endocannabinoid system is a specialized system in the human body that regulates a range of processes, including sleep, hunger, pain sensation, and immune system response. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters produced by the body that connect to cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system.CBD Benefits

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Studies have revealed that CBD may help alleviate chronic pain by changing endocannabinoid receptor function, decreasing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters. When used alone, CBD appears to be useful for specific forms of pain, including nerve pain and back pain, according to some research. However, when combined with THC, it appears to be the most effective.

Some cancer-related symptoms and side effects associated with cancer therapy, such as nausea, vomiting, and pain, maybe helped by CBD. An earlier study looked at the effects of CBD and THC in 177 persons who were suffering from cancer-related pain and had not found relief from pain medicines. When compared to individuals who just received THC extract, those who received an extract containing both components saw a considerable reduction in discomfort. Sativex may help lessen cancer-related pain in some people, according to an analysis of five research. Although CBD may be beneficial for some cancer patients, additional research is needed to establish whether CBD should be used more frequently to control cancer symptoms.

CBD’s potential to affect the endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems, according to researchers, could help people with neurological illnesses. In fact, treating neurological illnesses like epilepsy and MS is one of the most researched uses for CBD. Several studies have shown encouraging outcomes, despite the fact that research in this area is still relatively new.

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Definition of cannabinoid | What are Cannabinoids?

It is time for education and the topic is the most important aspect of weed, cannabinoids. You will learn a lot as well as refresh your memory regarding cannabinoids in this blog post. Let’s get started.

What are they ?

Cannabinoids are a class of compounds present in marijuana plants. The most common ones are THC and CBD.

How many types are there?

Thanks to research, more than 100 cannabinoids have been discovered in addition to THC and CBD.

Main Subclasses of Cannabinoids

Cannabigerol (CBG)

Cannabichromene (CBC)

Cannabidiol (CBD)

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Cannabinol (CBN)

Cannabidiol (CBDL)

Cannabicyclol (CBL)

Cannabielsoin (CBE)

Cannabidiol (CBT)

What makes a cannabinoid different compared to other cannabinoids?

The degree of psychoactivity is the most common way in which cannabinoids are classified. CBG, CBC, and CBD, for example, are not known to be psychoactive, but THC, CBN, CBDL, and other cannabinoids are known to have varying degrees of psychoactivity. CBD, the most abundant , is known to have anti-anxiety properties, perhaps counteracting THC’s high effects. When THC is exposed to air, it oxidizes and generates CBN, which interacts with THC to reduce its potency. Because of the increased CBN to THC ratio, cannabis that has been left out unused will have less strong effects when smoked.

What are cannabinoids good for?

Cannabinoid-containing drugs may be useful in treating certain rare kinds of epilepsy, nausea, and vomiting associated with cancer treatment, and HIV/AIDS-related lack of appetite and weight loss. Furthermore, some research suggests that cannabis or cannabinoids may have minor benefits for chronic pain and multiple sclerosis symptoms. Glaucoma is not helped by cannabis. Cannabis research for different ailments is still in its early phases.

Cannabinoids Effects

work by engaging with specificreceptors on the surface of cells to produce their effects.CB1 and CB2 are the two primary types of receptors in the body, and they are present in various regions of the central nervous system.

have different effects depending on which part of the brain is engaged. Memory, cognition, and psychomotor performance may be affected by impacts on the limbic system; reward and pleasure responses may be affected by effects on the mesolimbic pathway, and pain perception may be influenced by effects on the mesolimbic pathway.

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Edibles For Sleep & Relaxation | 5 Edibles You Can Order In Los Angeles

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Try some edibles to sleep or just relax

Edibles For Sleep & Relaxation , Cannabis has long been used for sleep and relaxation. THC has sedative properties that can aid persons who have trouble sleeping due to racing or intrusive thoughts. Cannabis also aids in the relief of discomfort that keeps people awake at night. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC are now available as medication in the form of gummies, and patients involved in the program are very happy with how well the gummies help them sleep. They also agree that obtaining enough sleep boosts their energy and mood the next day.

You may be able to select which sort of gummies agree with your physiology and genetic composition by testing your tolerance for THC and CBD before night. This will allow you to sleep when you choose for a longer time than smoking cannabis for sleep will allow.THC edibles are beneficial to sleep for two reasons. First and foremost, they are ideal for when you are truly ready to retire to your bed. Having THC edibles on hand at your bedside or medicine cabinet can be quite beneficial if you’ve had a stressful day or need to ensure you get a good night’s sleep before a big day Edibles For Sleep & Relaxation are good

Including marijuana edibles into your nighttime routine can assist you in establishing a sleep rhythm that your body can adapt to, resulting in the formation of a sleep habit. A good sleep routine might also help you avoid sleep disorders.THC edibles are gentler on the body and do not provide the same significant rebound sleeplessness effect after you stop using them. They also don’t make you feel dizzy or sluggish the next day.

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STNDRD Candy Apple Indica Gummies

STNDRD Gummies are prepared with terpene combinations derived entirely from cannabis. They constantly provide a powerful and unforgettable gastronomic experience. Each bite-sized gummy is individually handcrafted to assure superior quality and flavor! STNDRD Candy Apple Indica gummies are great for late-night eating. To ensure convenient dosage, the entire box comprises four 50mg gummies.

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STNDRD has created yet another delicacy. These Tropical Blast Indica Gummies are great for late-night chomping since they have indica qualities that help you feel happy and relaxed. THC content is 1000mg per box.

LYT Indica Dark Chocolate

LYT offers the greatest tasting weed edibles you’ll ever taste by combining their enthusiasm for cannabis with their love of good food. Watch your worries fade away as you enjoy this scrumptious dar chocolate bar. The THC content of this single bar is 800mg.

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Not a fan of Dark chocolate? Then try the LYT Milk chocolate Bar. Same benefits sweeter taste!

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How To Eat Edibles, milesbarrydisensary is a fastest service of edible Delivery in Los Angeles. We offer a wide selection of THC and CBD edibles in various weight and dose options. Do you enjoy edibles? Or have you ever tried once? Regardless of your answers, these tips will help you have a better experience.

For some people, ingesting cannabis has pleasant and useful side effects, but taking too much can ruin your experience. Here’s how to keep it under control, as well as how long edibles last and whether they expire. As cannabis becomes legal in more places, people are getting increasingly interested in finding new methods to utilize it. THC and CBD are two compounds found in cannabis plants that have a variety of health advantages. When you eat edibles, your body can experience various benefits, including relaxation and a reduction in inflammation. Overdoing it, on the other hand, might cause worry, panic, and a racing heart.

You can use cannabis-infused oil or butter instead of or in addition to ordinary cooking oil or butter for making edibles. If done correctly, this can result in a pleasant and soothing experience. However, it might be difficult to determine how much to take when you are just starting. Here are some pointers to help you ease into it and avoid overdoing it.

Never Start Big

Instead of replacing all of the oil or butter in a recipe with infused oil or butter, start with a 50-50 blend (or even less) if you’re preparing your cannabis-infused goodies. Using half infused oil and half ordinary oil reduces the potency of the finished product, making it gentler and less likely to consume more than you want. If you like, you can gradually increase the amount of infused oil or butter in your recipe, but starting with half will help you learn your boundaries. If you’re buying edibles, start with the smallest portion and work your way up. How To Eat Edibles

It’s important to remember that cannabinoids, like CBD or THC, deteriorate with time, therefore edibles do expire. Even if foods are infused with cannabis, they will age similarly. A baked product, for example, will have a shorter shelf life than a hard sweet. Refrigerating or freezing edibles might help to increase their shelf life and prevent spoiling. where to buy eadibles

Be Patient

Edibles must be digested and require different lengths of time to do so. The amount of other food you’ve eaten that day, your size, your metabolism, and other factors can all influence how quickly you experience the effects of an edible. Most edibles take two to three hours to fully take effect, and the effects can last up to six hours, with the biggest negative effects usually happening within three hours of intake. As a general guideline, take a tiny amount, to begin with, and wait at least two hours before taking any more. buy eadibles online

Don’t Starve Yourself To Achieve “Better Highé

Eating before using edibles, similar to drinking alcohol or caffeine, can help to make the effects more gradual and constant. A full stomach allows you to process the edibles more slowly, reducing the likelihood of adverse side effects occurring suddenly. Eating a meal before eating an edible can also help you avoid getting the “munchies” later on. order eadibles online

Friends Make The Experience Better

If you’re going to consume edibles, make sure there’s someone sober around to keep an eye on you and keep things under control. Similar to having a designated driver, having someone you know who can check on you or securely transport you somewhere if necessary is beneficial. It can also help to have someone around you who is not affected if you are trying edibles for the first time. order eadibles online

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