A Scientific Explanation of How Marijuana Causes the Munchies

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It’s one of the most well-known effects of marijuana: the powerful surge in appetite many users feel after smoking or ingesting the drug, colloquially known as “the munchies.”

For medicinal users that have trouble eating due to chemotherapy, this can be one of the drug’s biggest benefits. For recreational users, this benefit can also be rather enjoyable, if unkind on the waistline. But for years, scientists have struggled to understand how marijuana’s active ingredient—tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC—stimulates appetite.

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The Future is Here: Researchers Have Isolated the Genes Responsible for Creating THC and CBD

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Earlier this year, the eye-catching headline ‘Marijuana Contains “Alien DNA” from Outside of Our Solar System, NASA Confirms’ made its way around the world wide web thousands of times before the truth could even put its pants on.

The article, clearly a hoax from the fine folks over at IFLscience.com, was intended to exploit the clickbaity nature of social media where many people never make it past the headline before making up their mind on the subject. . . and it worked.

But the fact that so many people are so mystified by the layers of healing and new discovery within the cannabis plant really speaks to the larger issue that for far too long cannabis has been shunned by governments and societies, making real lab-grade research nothing more than a pipe dream for willing researchers.

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Imperious Expo Keynote Speaker: Steve DeAngelo

Steve DeAngelo is a keynote speaker of The Imperious Ark-La-Tex Cannabis Business Expo coming to the Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center , December 12th – 13th.

Steve DeAngelo is a national cannabis leader who has inspired millions throughout his four decade career as a cannabis activist, advocate, entrepreneur and educator. Driven by his compassion for others, Steve has founded many successful socially responsible ventures including Harborside Health Center, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world.

Steve is also Co-founder and President of the ArcView Group, a company formed to introduce investors to the cannabis community, and vice versa. To attract the best, brightest and most motivated entrepreneurs and investors for the next innovative American industry, Steve and his staff operate the ArcView Angel Investor Network. Steve believes cannabis is medicine and that it should be used to further personal wellness and not be used as an intoxicant.

As an accomplished speaker, Steve DeAngelo can be found at events and conferences around the world inspiring others through his work. His unique sense of style, his commitment to his community and his passion for cannabis make him both a role model and a pop cultural icon.

“Out of the shadows into the light.” — Steve Stephen DeAngelo – Founder and Executive Director | Harborside Health Center

 

7 Pioneers of Cannabis’ CBD Movement

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For this reason, it’s important to pay homage to the chemists, breeders, and growers who have spearheaded the development of CBD strains and medicines. These are the pioneers who brought something new and different to the world of cannabis.

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The First Federally Approved Study on Cannabis and PTSD in Veterans is Finally Underway

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For the past eight years, the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI) in Arizona has fought to fulfill their FDA-approved mission to determine what role, if any, cannabis can potentially play in the lives of U.S. military veterans suffering from PTSD.

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Hemp Fields Offer a Late-Season Pollen Source for Stressed Bees

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Industrial hemp plants, the no-high varieties of cannabis, are becoming a more familiar sight for American bees as states create pilot programs for legal growing. Neither hemp nor the other strains of the Cannabis sativa species grown for recreational or medicinal uses offer insects any nectar, and all rely on wind to spread pollen. Still, a wide variety of bees showed up in two experimental hemp plots during a one-month trapping survey by entomology student Colton O’Brien of Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

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The Imperious Expo is Coming!

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In less than a month away we have the premier cannabis industry networking summit The Imperious Expo upon us again. We are happy to announce Celeste Miranda of The Cannabis Marketing Lab will be the program director of the ARK – LA – TEX Expo this December in Little Rock! With all the recent advancements changing the cannabis industry this is now your chance to connect business to business and head into 2019 fully prepared for all the changes happening next.

CBD Oil For Dogs: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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CBD Oil For Dogs: What You Might Not Know

The results seem to be in … researchers are turning their attention to this herb and, so far, they’re finding there’s lots to like. And just as CBD has helped humans, your dog can reap the same health-boosting (and even life-saving) benefits.

Let’s look at the 10 things you might not know about this often misunderstood herb and the research that shows its promise in helping dogs with a variety of common health issues …

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