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How aging changed my cannabis routine – and might change yours, too

How one woman is adjusting, getting older, and getting wiser about weed When I first started consuming cannabis, I was a 21-year-old college student. My cannabis routine consisted primarily of shared bowls, bongs, and blunts packed with THC-dominant cannabis flower, and I typically only consumed on nights and weekends. Just as it does now, cannabis …

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Does white ash equal quality cannabis? Leafly asked the experts

We’re probably all familiar with the belief that cannabis flower burning to “white ash” indicates it was grown right or is otherwise good bud. Similarly, we likely all know the old-school belief that holding in a hit gets you higher (“if you cough you don’t get off”), which was disproved by research over 30 years …

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Cannabis for Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses are a frequent reason for using medical cannabis. These conditions include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), two inflammatory bowel diseases — Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis — and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The gut has two main functions, namely digestion of food and host defense, protecting us from foreign invaders like bacteria and …

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Cannabis: Robert’s Story

By Bonni Goldstein, MD on September 28, 2020 A tall, thin teenager with a crewcut, Robert came to my office with his parents seeking help in treating ulcerative colitis. Diagnosed two years prior, he was struggling with chronic abdominal; pain, bloody diarrhea, poor appetite, and weight loss. It was no surprise he expressed feeling depressed …

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Does cannabis help or hurt the immune system?

Cannabis is celebrated for the benefits it offers in the management of certain medical conditions. As awareness around cannabis grows, consumers are becoming better versed in the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in the treatment of specific autoimmune diseases, inflammation, and gastrointestinal disorders. But how does cannabis affect the immune system as a whole? If you’re …

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Johns Hopkins Wants To Hear About Your Psychedelic Journeys For New ‘Real-World’ Study

Among women who enjoy marijuana, there’s no shortage of anecdotal evidence that adding a bit of cannabis can bring a thrill to the bedroom, and in states where the drug is legal, marketers have capitalized on that claim. THC-infused lubricants promise increased arousal and better orgasms, and some sexual health advocates have built entire careers …

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