October is breast cancer awareness month, so it’s worth discussing how breast cancer and marijuana interact. Many have argued that compounds found in cannabis have cancer fighting properties, and there’s actually solid evidence that marijuana can specifically help fight off breast cancer.
An amazing study by the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LABioMed) says that marijuana could save your life. That’s right. Researchers at the institute looked at brain-injury patients admitted to Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center from 2010 through 2012 and found that those who had THC in their systems were much more likely to survive.
As the use of concentrates continues to grow around the globe, those that live in an area where the availability of concentrates may not be customary are ever curious about the somewhat new-fangled extracted plant essence known as shatter.
Many people who are against legalizing medical or recreational marijuana use tend to bring up the, “What about the children!?” argument. However, it appears legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t make kids more likely to smoke. A new study from Columbia University found people over the age of 25 do tend to be more likely to consume marijuana if their state legalizes medical marijuana, but that increase was not seen for people under the age of 25.
For decades, cannabis research has been blocked, slowed, and derailed due to federal restrictions on marijuana. However, we are now learning more about weed than we ever did before. Healthy debate is good for legal weed. Knowledge about the facts overturns old stereotypes. But that doesn’t mean that every study should be taken as fact. More like, opportunities for further research. And one recent study certainly has people talking. It’s a new report published by researchers at the University of Michigan. And what it has to say about how cannabis actually affects your sleep may surprise you.
In a recent article for The Daily Caller, Professor of Psychology at SUNY Albany, Mitch Earleywine, takes of the “gateway theory” on marijuana and details how addictive marijuana really is.
The story so far: One of the first plants known to be collected and cultivated by humans, over the millennia, cannabis sativa spread all across the globe from its presumed origins in Southern Central Asia. Scholars have traced its use for therapeutic purposes in virtually every civilization from China and India to Egypt; Iran and Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean; from Europe and Africa to the New World.
The whole point of vaping is to enjoy your substances without the harmful side of effects of burning them, which is known as “combustion.” Vaporization occurs by heating your substance sufficiently to release its active compounds, but not so much that the substance burns. The sweet spot for efficient vaporization is between 350° and 450°. Less than 350° is too cool to produce vapor, and temperatures higher than 450° will simply burn your substances—in which case you might as well smoke a cigarette.