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Cannabis Topicals for Aches and Pains

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If you’ve ever led an active lifestyle or have been in athletics, names such as Bengay or IcyHot are familiar staples in relieving soreness and aches after a workout or strenuous activity. If you haven’t heard of topicals that contain cannabis extracts you’re missing out on the best kept secret to all-natural pain relief.

Topical Cannabis Use

Topicals that contain cannabis such as lotions or balms are non-psychoactive which is ideal for those who do not want to experience a “high” sensation. Cannabis derived topicals can take on several different forms and potencies depending on where you get them and how they are made (for an in depth look at how topicals work check out our blog). Cannabis topicals tend to be categorized by their cannabinoid content as either a THC extract, CBD extract, or a combination of both.

THC Topicals

It has long been known that THC has analgesic properties.

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5 Delicious Cannabis Cocktail Recipes

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Cannabis tinctures are a staple at modern provisioning centers but they are often the most misunderstood. The biggest advantage cannabis tincture has over other forms is that it’s a liquid, which allows for almost limitless possibilities. Tincture is often sugar free, fast-acting, and easy to titrate in small flexible doses. For more information on tincture itself check out our blog, Are Cannabis Tinctures Right for You?

While tincture has many benefits, one of the most common complaints is it’s taste as they are often made from alcohol or MCT oil. While some tinctures may not taste great on their own you can make a great tasting cannabis cocktail with your favorite flavors.

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What Are Cannabis Topicals and How Do They Work?

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The world of medical cannabis is expansive. Beyond the typical plants, concentrates, and edibles you’d expect to find in a provisioning center, there have been a number of innovations to fit the needs and comfort level of each patient. One such specialty item is topical cannabis, an extract of cannabis meant to be applied directly to the skin to treat site specific or localized pain and/or inflammation. But what are topicals made from and how do they work? Can they make you feel “high”?

What are Cannabis Topicals?

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Helpful Hints for People New to Medical Marijuana

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Although most people have seen cannabis used on TV or in the movies, it is difficult to know what to expect when first using medical marijuana. There are so many different strains, potencies and mediums of medication that your first time to a provisioning center may feel overwhelming. This article is to give you an idea of how to approach medicating with marijuana if you are unfamiliar with current cannabis culture.

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Apoptosis: How Cannabis Causes Cancer Cell Death

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If you’ve ever been to a provisioning center or spoken to someone about medical marijuana, chances are you’ve heard plenty of stories about cannabis treating or curing cancers. Despite a profusion of anecdotal successes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not found that marijuana is safe or effective at treating health issues at this time. Yet there have been many studies that found cannabis aids in the battle against many ailments and diseases such as cancers. In this article, we’ll take a look at how cannabis naturally causes cancer to “kill itself” on a cellular level.

What is Apoptosis?

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