Month: January 2018

Pioneer Japanese cannabis activist Saya Takagi on running for office, getting arrested & more

December, 2017– It was raining lightly and the temperature was 18℃ when I arrived at Ishigaki Island- one of Japan’s most southwestern islands that’s famous for its nature and tropical weather. I was there to meet a former actress and pioneer of Japanese cannabis activism, Saya Takagi, to learn more about cannabis in Japan. Of […]

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What is Hash: All You Need to Know About This Potent Weed Derivative

A lot of people seem to be considerably confused about the exact origins and effects of hash, so I decided to create an all-encompassing, encyclopedic online hash manual.

In order for you to digest all of this information with more ease, I’ll be dividing this piece into several stand alone sub-categories, because there really is a whole lot to take in.

Here’s what you’ll learn today:

We have a lot to cover so let’s get started.

What exactly is hash?

Hash (or hashish) is a marijuana byproduct that can be made from both Sativa and Indica female flowers, and the most important aspect for the creation of hash is separating the plants trichomes from the plant itself.

Trichomes are the holy grail of all cannabis plants, because they contain the biggest amount of cannabinoids, which are the active chemical compounds that …

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Skunk Mag’s Emerald Cup highlights: women in weed, craft cannabis, and Weed for Warriors

Check out Julie’s smoke-filled adventures at the 14th annual Emerald Cup as she talks to prominent women in weed, California’s craft growers, the man behind Weed for Warriors, and more. Julie, who was at the Emerald Cup for Skunk Magazine, chatted with Jane and Alaina Austin, the bad-ass mother and daughter team from Green Fire […]

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Op Ed: Why Canada should seal cannabis possession records

With marijuana legalization on the horizon, questions continue to be raised about those with convicted or pending marijuana possession charges on their record.   The Canadian government hasn’t been clear about whether or not they will pardon pot convictions. They have stated that laws will continue to be enforced until legalization finally comes into effect, but […]

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Are Blunts Bad For Your Health?

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Blunts are one of the most popular ways to smoke weed. They provide a slower burn that is ideal for smoke circles. But are blunts bad for your health? If you only smoke them occasionally, your health should remain unharmed. However, due to the tobacco content, prolonged blunt use can come with some nasty side effects. Despite their popularity, they’re one of the least healthy ways to ingest cannabis.

Blunts vs. Joints

Are Blunts Bad For Your Health?

When compared to other methods of smoking weed, are blunts bad for your health? Joints are the preferred method of smoking for health-conscious weed smokers. They’re safer because there is no tobacco content.

Weed smoke is typically inhaled and held in the lungs briefly before being exhaled. In the case of blunts, that means you’re holding tobacco smoke in your lungs.

Cigarette smokers usually let the smoke out as soon as they’re done inhaling. Despite this, cigarette smoking is still the number one risk factor for lung cancer. According to the Centers for Disease …

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Multibillion-dollar Hedge Fund Shorting Canopy and Aurora

Lakewood Capital Management, a multibillion-dollar hedge fund led by Anthony Bozza, shorted positions in Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis. Bozza wrote, “Despite recent mania around the legalization of recreational pot in California, there is a little problem: none of these companies sell at all into California (or anywhere else in the U.S. for that matter), […]

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New study: THC could be used for migraine pain prevention

Findings in a new cannabis-related study suggest that using cannabis prior to an upcoming migraine could reduce the headaches, and even prevent them with the right amount of THC.

The latest study on the anti-migraine effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, a chemical compound of cannabis better known as THC, suggests that smoking a little bit of weed when you feel as if you are about to get a migraine could significantly reduce the headache pain the migraine induces.

Preclinical studies show that THC is effective in reducing multiple types of pain, including pain caused by a tissue-damaging event, chronic inflammation, lactic acid and lastly neuropathy.

THC also suppresses the propagation velocity, amplitude, and duration of cortical spreading depression, a key component of migraine pathophysiology.

This study was initiated because the current migraine medicine is not up to challenge, as it often has limited efficacy and many side effects.

It is important to note that this study is still in its early phase as the tests were conducted only on rats.

Researchers …

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Vaporizers: How to Choose The Right One for Your Needs

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Whats Important to you?

When looking at new vaporizers, there are different ways you can choose them.

One of the ways which gets advocated most by vaporizer experts, is to look for a particular type of vaporizer.

For example:

You could go for a convection vaporizer vs a conduction vaporizer, if you wanted good vapor quality.

Or you could go for a desktop vaporizer because you just want to go for the most powerful experience.

But is this really the best way to go about your search?

Well, when vaporizers were new it was, but right now it really isn’t anymore.

Because with new technology, the old rules don’t count anymore, for example:

There are conduction vaporizers which produce vapor with a great taste.

Or, there are portable vaporizers as powerful as desktop vaporizers.

The new way to decide what vaporizer you get, should be based on what you find important when vaping, then look for a vaporizer, which scores highest in the categories that you find most important.

Today you’re going to learn which different categories a vaporizer can …

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Expert Joints LIVE!: Debbie Comes Unglued

Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of EXPERT JOINTS’ from Studio 710 where this week rapper and edible maker Lil Debbie stops by to talk about her new EP – “I’m The Rapper He’s The Producer”, and her line of delicious Cakes. We also welcome the creators of the strain formerly known at Gorilla Glue – Lone […]

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Using Marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease (Science Explained)

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder related to age, just after Alzheimer’s disease.

The stats are alarming — between 7 and 10 million people around the world live with this disease.

In fact, every year, about 6,600 people in Canada are diagnosed with the PD, meaning that it affects one in every 500 Canadians.

PD is a degenerative disease and usually gets worse over time. There’s still little known about its exact cause, and unfortunately, medicine does not have a definite cure for it right now.

However, it seems that marijuana and Parkinson’s share a connection we were not initially aware of, until just recently.

The synergy of cannabinoids and PD caught the eye of scientists and academic research, proving once again that there’s a reason why cannabis is so powerful:

Cannabis is useful in relieving Parkinson’s symptoms because cannabinoids modulate CB receptors (which improve motor and nonmotor symptoms) and protect dopaminergic neurons (which provides neuroprotection and a dopamine boost).

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is …

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