Four Types of Cannabinoid Receptors For Killing Pain and Stopping Inflammation

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Cannabinoids interact with different cannabinoid receptors in the body, sometimes in tandem and sometimes in competition. Each activation gives a response to dampen pain stimuli and reduce inflammation.

The most well known cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, are proteins that are imbedded in the membrane of cells. These surface proteins are then attached to another protein that determines the signaling direction: activation or inhibition. The signal that goes out will depend on which molecule (THC, for example, will activate) that binds to the receptor. There are, however, many other receptors in the human body that are activated by cannabinoids.

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The 10 Commandments of Marijuana Edible Safety

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Eating an excessive dose of THC can be scary, even for seasoned smokers. Before legal medical marijuana and the revolution in lab testing, it was extremely difficult for a novice to determine the potency of a home-baked batch of brownies, but now we have candy bars with the THC content listed in milligrams. Legalization has made cannabis foods much safer, but it’s also introducing them to a whole new audience, many of whom have no idea what to expect.

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Deciding Marijuana Policy in The 2018 Texas Election

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It’s that time again, where a few Texans (about 23 percent turn out for mid-term voting) go to the polls and decide the direction of the state, among other things, for the next few years. A common question is, will there be anything marijuana related to vote on?

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Getting Out The Marijuana Vote in Texas

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Texas voters will head to the polls this November, and some will be armed with information about the candidates’ stances on various marijuana policies.

Through the collective efforts of numerous people around the state, Texas NORML has produced the Texas Marijuana Policy Voter Guide. The non-profit organization, which is dedicated to changing cannabis laws, routinely publishes this guide during the primaries and general elections. The first such guide was created in 2012.

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Texas Gov Greg Abbott Supports Marijuana Penalty Reduction, Hesitant to Legalize Medical Cannabis

During a debate this week between Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Democratic Sheriff Lupe Valdez, the subject of marijuana came up. The question was asked, “What is your stance on marijuana legalization in Texas?”

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Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans

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Two Democratic U.S. senators filed legislation on Wednesday that would effectively legalize medical marijuana for military veterans and let government doctors help them access it.

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