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New Anti-Anxiety Cannabis Milk Coming to a Store Near You Soon

Relax is the new way to enjoy the benefits of CBD. This refreshing drink by Rawligion contains 100% organic hemp milk with CBD oil.

It is said that this product effectively reduces stress, soothes pain, relieves anxiety, and acts as a sleep aid.Image result for weed milk photos

 

Despite the CBD oil, this product also includes dates, coconut oil, vanilla, cashews, hemp seeds, and water.

Relax has been produced on the initiative of Michael Isted, a psychotherapist and development consultant for Rawligion, who believed that people need to have a drink which will offer all the medicinal properties of CBD. Yet, it provides all the benefits of hemp, but the CBD has no psychoactive properties, so it won’t get you high.

CBD oil will react with the endogenous cannabinoid system of the body, which is in charge of the homeostasis of the body, which positively affects sleep, pain, mood, hormones, and the immune response.

Nowadays, CBD is gradually gaining a new reputation as a medicine, not just as a cannabis extract. It is expected to be recognized as a medicine after the new legislation is passed on November 1st.

The flavor of Relax reminds of almond milk and has a mild cannabis aftertaste. However, when it comes to its relaxing properties, the founder of Rawligion, John Taba, claims that customers report that Relax makes them calm and tranquil.

He also noted that customers need to be careful in order to enjoy the full benefits of this drink:

“It’s subtle, but so far all who have consumed the drink mindfully have felt the desired effect. I don’t mean to use the word mindfully in a hipster way, just more a case of someone actually paying attention to how they feel before hand, during drinking and afterwards instead of having it as a drink to wash down a meal with!”

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High-Potency Weed Doubles Risk Of Dependence, New Research Says

According to early research, the more potent pot is, the greater the likelihood that someone who uses it will become dependent on the drug.

The more potent the pot is, the more likely a person who uses it is to become dependent on it, a new study from the United Kingdom finds.

People in the study who used “high-potency” marijuana were twice as likely to become dependent as those who used lower-potency forms of the drug, according to new findings presented today (Oct. 21) at the International Early Psychosis Association meeting in Milan. The findings have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

People are considered to be dependent on marijuana if they experience withdrawal symptoms — such as irritability, mood and sleep problems, and decreased appetite — when they are not using the drug, according to the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

The potency of marijuana refers to how much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is found in the plant. THC is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. In the past decade, strains of marijuana that have higher amounts of THC have become more widely available, according to the study. [11 Odd Facts About Marijuana]

“Our findings suggest that people who prefer [high-potency marijuana] are around twice as likely to show problematic use,” Tom Freeman, a research associate in clinical psychopharmacology at University College London and a co-author of the study, said in a statement.

“The best way for people to reduce [their] risk [of dependency] is to quit or cut down their use,” Freeman said. “If this is not possible, they should be encouraged to switch to low-potency cannabis.”

In the study, the researchers looked at data from more than 400 adolescents and young adults in the U.K. who use marijuana. The ages of the participants ranged from 16 to 23.

The researchers found that 43 percent of the participants who preferred high-potency pot were dependent on the drug, compared with 22 percent of the participants who did not prefer high-potency pot. The researchers looked at a number of factors, including age, gender, marijuana and tobacco use, how much marijuana the user was exposed to, and how much THC was in the marijuana they used.

In an earlier study, published in 2015 in the journal Psychological Medicine, Freeman and his co-authors concluded that high-potency-marijuana use was associated with more severe dependency on the drug, compared with lower-potency-marijuana use.

In the U.S., 4.2 million people abused or were dependent on marijuana in 2014, according to NIDA

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Why You Should Be Eating Raw Weed !!

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Marijuana is a superfood. This incredibly unique plant contains over 400 different chemical compounds. The number of vitamins, essential oils, and acids found in cannabis has led experts like Dr. William Courtney to call weed a “dietary essential.” Marijuana is a particularly special plant in the world of nutrition because the herb contains extremely high concentrations of cannabinoid acids. Turns out, these acids are incredibly important for basic cell function. Image result for Why You Should Be Eating Raw Weed

 

Cannabinoid Acids:

Two of the primary cannabinoid acids that have been studied thus far are THCa and CBDa. When you heat these acids via smoking, vaping, or cooking cannabis you break them down into slightly different chemicals. Specifically, you degrade them into psychoactive THC and cannabinoid CBD. The process of converting these cannabinoid acids into their “active” form is known as decarboxylation, or “decarbing.”

Active THC and CBD have their share of benefits, but the one major downside to decarbing is that your body can only handle small amounts of these now activated cannabinoids. Explained best by to Dr. Courtney:

“We have a series of cannabis strains called ACDC. ‘AC’ stands for alternative cannabinoid, which is the CBD acid molecule, which has come into focus lately as being very important as an anti-inflammatory. And ‘DC’ stands for dietary cannabis. […] If you do heat it, then your dose is around 10mg. And if you don’t heat it, if it’s raw, then your dose is around one to 1-2,000mg.”

When you eat raw cannabis, your body is able to process extremely large amounts of THCa and CBDa without issue. Your body then converts these acids into the nutrients it needs via your own metabolism.  Image result for Eating Raw Weed

Consuming these cannabinoid acids is important because they help your cells communicate with each other via the endocannabinoid system. Consuming more cannabinoid acids may be the key to theprevention of chronic diseases caused by endocannabinoid deficiencies. Endocannabinoid deficiencies are thought to play a major role in the development of medical conditions like:

  • Migraine
  • Irritable Bowl Syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • …and potentially many more!

Courtney suggests that high doses of raw CBDa and THCa are much more effective than their broken-down counterparts when it comes to their:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-diabetic properties
  • Anti-ischemic properties (ischemia occurs when your blood vessels constrict, preventing oxygen from flowing to certain parts of your body.)
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