Cannabis Education: The Weekly News Round-Up

by | Apr 29, 2017

Every week we share our favorite cannabis news and research. We’d love to see your favorites as well — please share them with us in the comments or on our Facebook page.

1. Save Medicaid: Legalize Medical Marijuana

Study after study shows that legalizing cannabis consistently reduces prescription drug use. That means huge savings for taxpayers, and it could even reduce Medicaid subsidies by up to 1 billion dollars. That’s a huge number for a change that many people actually want to make.

2. 8 Fantastic Health Facts About Terpenes

Terpenes are an amazing aspect of cannabis. Much like the rest of cannabis, terpenes haven’t been thoroughly studied but that’s starting to change. If you’re interested in learning more, join us for Terpene Tuesdays.

3. The Differences Between Vaping vs. Smoking Cannabis

When it comes to cannabis, temperature makes a difference. Different cannabinoids are released at different temperatures, so vaping allows you customize your experience in a way that smoking does not. This can make a big difference if you’re a medical patient who finds specific cannabinoids more effective than others.

4. Using Cannabis for Stress Relief

Here’s a helpful guide on how to use cannabis to reduce your stress levels. If you still have questions, check out our Mindful Consumption Guide for some tips on how to start using cannabis.

5. What is CBG (Cannabigerol)?

CBG is the parent to other cannabinoids. Since it breaks down into more familiar cannabinoids like THC and CBD, most cannabis strains are very low in CBG. However, it seems to play in important role in balancing the cannabinoids in a given plant and promoting the entourage effect.

6. How Cannabis Successfully Combats PTSD

Many people are successfully using cannabis to treat PTSD. Cannabis can help treat a variety of symptoms, including learned fear. Check out the article to learn how it works.

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