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Here’s How Much a Pack of Marijuana Joints Could Eventually Cost

How much would a marijuana cigarette cost? Since legalization in Washington and Colorado, an old joke — Marlboro Greens — has been making the rounds again, starting with an article in the satirical publication Abril Uno that claimed Phillip Morris will be introducing Marlboro Marijuana smokes.

The smokes aren’t real, but it has people thinking about what the final retail price of such a product would be.В According to Fast Company, it would cost Phillip Morris somewhere in the neighborhood of $40 on the low end to make a pack of pure-marijuana cigarettes, while mixed marijuana-tobacco cigarettes might be as cheap as $20. A production cost of $40 means thatВ a pack of the good stuff could cost the consumer up to $70-80 at retail. Premium marijuana could run up to $120, while you could grab a pack of 50-50 marijuana-tobacco cigarettes for about $40.

Wait a second . В ButВ Forbes’ Tim Worstall points out that there’s a big hole inВ Fast Company’s analysis: they “model the tax take and likely retail prices given the current producers’ prices” — i.e., what it currently costs marijuana producers in the U.S. to grow and prepare a gram of weed.В “They’re not, in any manner, trying to model or calculate producers’ prices themselves: they’re simply an assumption going into their model.” That’s a big flaw, because the marijuana industry is “highly fragmented, very inefficient and it is both of these things because it is still illegal.”

If Big Tobacco decided to dive into the weed business, the very first thing they’d do is investigate how they can bring production costs down using the same techniques they used to make machine-rolled cigarettes so cheap. In Malawi, for example, growing a kilogram of weed costs just $3. And packaging and distribution costs would be somewhat similar to regular cigarette prices, resulting in a much different estimate of a production cost of 50 cents per pack. Worstall also predicts that after liberalization of the marijuana market, the price crash will be followed by tax changes and calls for protectionism in favor of U.S. producers. All told, marijuana cigarettes could be much cheaper than Fast Company’s analysis would imply.

Will this actually happen?В That said, Big Tobacco has no plans to get involved in the marijuana business anytime soon, seeing as weed remains very illegal on a federal level. And even if that particular barrier is breached, retailers will have to jump on board selling a very controversial product which might have 50 very different regulatory regimes for each state. Meanwhile, smokers might be suspicious of Big Tobacco-produced marijuana products when buying high-quality weed at a local dispensary is a good option, and options like e-cigarettes and vaporizersВ could prove to be more popular. There’s definitely a market for such a product, but if it happens at all, it’ll be decades from now.

How much would a marijuana cigarette cost? Since legalization in Washington and Colorado, an old joke — Marlboro Greens — has been making the rounds again, starting with an article in the satirical publication Abril Uno that claimed Phillip Morris…

Cannabis cigarettes are being sold legally at this supermarket chain

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GENEVA — Natalia Ferrera is in high spirits — literally. Standing in front of a Coop supermarket in the city’s Eaux-Vives section, she is smoking a cigarette and enjoying a buzz.

Ferrera’s cigarette has a distinctly musky scent because in addition to tobacco, it contains hemp and cannabidiol (CBD), one of the active ingredients in the cannabis plant that is the source of marijuana. And this may be the only place in the world where you can get it at a supermarket.

“It tastes like a real joint,” Ferrera, 20, said, adding that she wanted to try the cigarette “out of curiosity.”

She purchased a pack, marketed under the name Heimat, legally at Coop, one of Switzerland’s largest supermarket chains. It will launch the product in 700 stores nationwide on July 24. But some branches, like the one in Eaux-Vives, are already selling it.

While several U.S. producers in states with legalized marijuana offer pre-rolled cannabis joints, they are sold in specialized outlets. Heimat, on the other hand, is the “first and only cigarette containing cannabis that is sold in a regular supermarket,” according to its Swiss manufacturers, Koch & Gsell.

In Switzerland, cannabis can contain up to 1% of THC, which is higher than the 0.2% legal limit in many other nations.

The manufacturer warns on its website that “the cigarettes should not be taken abroad, as this may result in prosecution due to the differences in the permissible THC limits in other countries.”

But since the new cigarettes contain a relatively low level of THC — 4 grams in a pack of 20 — smokers should not expect to get high, the manufacturer said.

That is not the effect Ferrera described. “I definitely felt more mellow and relaxed,” she reported.

While the THC may be low, the cigarette contains a high, 20% level of CBD, a substance believed to relieve pain, inflammation, and offer other health benefits.

Coop is selling these cigarettes “because there is big demand for hemp products,” company spokeswoman Angela Wimmer told USA TODAY.

She added that the chain already carries other cannabis products like ice tea, beer and sandwich spread.

Only people over 18 will be able to buy Heimat cigarettes, and there will be identity checks at cash registers. A pack costs $20.

“This cigarette is more expensive because cannabis costs a lot more than tobacco,” said Bjoern Koch, the company’s marketing director. “From this perspective, our cigarettes are sold at a low price.”

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One of Switzerland’s largest supermarket chains will launch cigarettes containing hemp and cannabidiol in 700 stores nationwide on July 24.

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Lamictal

GENERIC NAME(S): Lamotrigine

Rarely, serious (sometimes fatal) skin rashes have occurred while taking this medication. These rashes are more common in children than in adults. Rashes may be more likely if you start at too high a dose, if you increase your dose too quickly, or if you take this medication with certain other anti-seizure medications (valproic acid, divalproex). These rashes may occur anytime during use, but most serious rashes have occurred within 2 to 8 weeks of starting lamotrigine.

Get medical help right away if you develop any type of skin rash, or if you have other signs of a serious allergic reaction such as hives, fever, swollen lymph nodes, painful sores in the mouth or around the eyes, swelling of the face/tongue/throat, trouble breathing, or liver problems (symptoms include stomach/abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting that continues, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin). Your doctor will tell you if you should stop taking lamotrigine. Even after you stop taking this, it is still possible for a rash to become life-threatening or cause permanent scars or other problems.

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Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults.

Lamotrigine is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is thought to work by restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.

This drug is not approved for use in children younger than 2 years due to an increased risk of side effects (such as infections).

How to use Lamictal

Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking lamotrigine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. The chewable/dispersible tablets may be swallowed whole, chewed, or mixed in water or fruit juice. If the tablets are chewed, drink a small amount of water or juice to help you swallow all of the medication. To disperse the tablets, add your dose to a small amount of liquid (enough to cover the medication) in a glass or spoon. Wait 1 minute until the tablets are completely dissolved, stir, then drink the entire mixture right away. Use only whole tablets. Do not use partial tablets.

Dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and use of certain interacting drugs. (See also Drug Interactions section.) For children, the dosage is also based on weight.

It is very important to follow your doctor’s dosing instructions exactly. The dose must be increased slowly. It may take several weeks or months to reach the best dose for you and to get the full benefit from this medication. Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.

Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. Also, if you have stopped taking this medication, do not restart lamotrigine without consulting your doctor.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

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Side Effects

See also Warning section.

Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, vomiting, or upset stomach may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A small number of people who take anticonvulsants for any condition (such as seizures, bipolar disorder, pain) may experience depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or other mental/mood problems. Tell your doctor right away if you or your family/caregiver notice any unusual/sudden changes in your mood, thoughts, or behavior including signs of depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, thoughts about harming yourself.

Get medical help right away if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: fainting, fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, easy or unusual bruising/bleeding, stiff neck, vision problems, loss of coordination, muscle pain/tenderness/weakness, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine).

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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Before taking lamotrigine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, a certain heart rhythm disorder (Brugada syndrome).

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).

Children may be at greater risk for skin rashes while taking this drug. See also Warning section.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness, loss of coordination, or fainting. These side effects can increase the risk of falling.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby. However, since untreated seizures or mental/mood problems (such as bipolar disorder) are serious conditions that can harm both a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, do not stop taking this medication unless directed by your doctor. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, immediately talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medication during pregnancy. Since birth control pills, patches, implants, and injections may not work if taken with this medication (see also Drug Interactions section), discuss reliable forms of birth control with your doctor.

This drug passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: dofetilide, orlistat.

Other medications can affect the removal of lamotrigine from your body, which may affect how lamotrigine works. Examples include hormonal birth control (such as pills, patches), estrogens, other medications to treat seizures (such as phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, valproic acid), certain HIV protease inhibitors (such as lopinavir/ritonavir, atazanavir/ritonavir), and rifampin, among others. Your doctor may need to adjust your dose of lamotrigine if you are on these medications.

This medication may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control products (such as pills, patch, ring). This effect can result in pregnancy. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details. Discuss whether you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this medication. Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your birth control is not working well.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, and opioid pain relievers (such as codeine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including urine drug screening tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

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Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe drowsiness, unusual eye movements, loss of consciousness.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as liver and kidney function tests, complete blood count) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

There are different types of this medication available. Some do not have the same effects. There are also some medications that sound the same as this product. Make sure you have the right product before taking it.

Missed Dose

It is important to take each dose at the scheduled time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Find patient medical information for Lamictal Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings.

Effective Medication to Treat Bipolar Disorder

Q1. My 22-year-old son has been diagnosed with a mild case of bipolar disorder. A psychiatrist prescribed Lamictal (lamotrigine; 300 mg daily). After one year, my son felt it was not helping him and caused his hands to shake. He slowly discontinued the medication and is now self-medicating by smoking marijuana a couple of nights a week. He tells me that it has a calming effect and that he sleeps better. What do you know about pot and bipolar disorder?

There is a very high rate of substance abuse among people with bipolar disorder. Probably this is no accident, because drugs like marijuana can be a means of self-medication, of escaping unpleasant bipolar symptoms, including anxiety and depression.

Unfortunately, marijuana is not an effective solution. While it doesn’t typically become physiologically addictive, as do cocaine and heroin — that is, marijuana doesn’t cause physical symptoms of withdrawal when you stop using it — it is highly psychologically addictive. Long-term complications of chronic marijuana use include problems with memory and concentration, apathy (a lack of motivation and emotion), reduced libido, and loss of interest in other activities. Because of this, using marijuana frequently is probably sapping your son’s motivation to get effective treatment for his bipolar disorder and lead a productive life. Over time, he’ll need to use more to achieve the same effect.

I highly recommend that your son get back into active treatment for bipolar disorder with a psychiatrist or psychologist — the doctor can also help him determine whether specialized treatment for marijuana addiction is indicated.

Q2. I’m on various meds for bipolar I. I was recently told by my doctor that my triglycerides are very high because of the medications I’m taking (she put me on Tricor/fenofibrate). She suggested I come off some of them but could not tell me which ones. As of right now, I am pretty stable with what I’m taking, but I fear a relapse should they take me off meds. What do you suggest I do? She suggested I have a consultation with an endocrinologist and/or a psychiatrist, so they could tell me which ones to come off. I have to schedule an appointment. In the meanwhile, these are my meds: Seroquel, Abilify, Lamictal, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Lunesta (eszopiclone), Chantix (varenicline), and Ritalin (methylphenidate). Do you know which ones could cause extremely high triglycerides? Do you know which ones could cause blood sugar issues? Thank you for your time.

Certain atypical anti-psychotics – particularly olanzapine and clozapine, but also Seroquel (quetiapine), which you are currently taking – have been associated with elevated triglyceridelevels, as well as elevated levels of sugar in the blood, which can lead to a state of insulin resistance. These adverse side effects may be related to an increased risk of developing adult-onset (type 2) diabetes in people taking these medications.

While there are some anecdotal reports of elevated triglycerides associated with Lamictal (lamotrigine), this is not a common side effect of this drug or the other medications you are taking. So, my first rough guess would be the Seroquel. However, there could also be complex medication interactions that are causing the problem, particularly given the number of medications you are taking.

It’s important that you discuss the target symptoms of each of these medications with your treating physician. For example, why did he/she prescribe two different atypical anti-psychotics (Seroquel, Abilify/aripiprazole) and two different anti-depressants (Lexapro/escitalopram, Wellbutrin/bupropion)? It sounds like coming off of some of these would be a good idea, for a variety of reasons. The first step is to understand what each of these medications is doing for you. You can do some of your own research by using drug databases on the Web, but you should definitely discuss this with your prescribing physician.

Q3. I am a 35-year-old woman with bipolar disorder who wants to become pregnant. I am currently taking Seroquel 300 mg, one pill every night before bed. I am aware that this drug is a class C drug, which may or may not cause damage to the unborn child. With this in mind, what are some other class A or B medications I could take temporarily while trying to conceive and during pregnancy?

This is a question which definitely needs to be addressed with your prescribing physician. There is considerable controversy about the relative risks and benefits of taking anti-depressant medications during pregnancy. To my knowledge, there are only individual case studies on the safety of Seroquel (quetiapine) during pregnancy (as opposed to large-scale studies). While there is no clear evidence of adverse effects on the fetus, clearly more information is required regarding both safety of use during pregnancy, as well as the long-term effects on children exposed to class C drugs in utero.

Generally speaking, drugs in either class A or B are considered safe and are routinely used. However, there may be exceptions. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Obstetric Practice recently issued a consensus opinion regarding the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy. It states that while numerous studies have not found an increased risk of major birth defects associated with the use of SSRIs during pregnancy, their use should be carefully considered for each patient, based on the relative risks and benefits.

In addition, there is some unpublished data suggesting that the use of Paxil (paroxetine) during the first trimester of pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of congenital heart malformations. Among mood stabilizers, lithium consistently shows minimal risks to the fetus, although some anti-convulsants (such as Depakote/divalproex and Tegretol/carbamazepine) have been proven harmful to fetuses, possibly contributing to neural tube defects and other birth defects.

Q4. I have been living with bipolar disorder, untreated, for the last 15 years. Will I have a shorter life expectancy because of this?

Your question is very challenging because I have such limited information about you. The best answer I can offer is a qualified “I don’t know.”

It is complicated, because I don’t know how you have lived these last 15 years. I don’t know if you have bipolar I or bipolar II disorder. I don’t know if your symptoms have been severe enough to impair your social and occupational functioning, or if you have attempted suicide. I don’t know if you have been able to maintain a job that comes with health care benefits, or how many times you have been married or divorced. I don’t know if you smoke, abuse alcohol or drugs, have unprotected sex, or go on gambling binges. I don’t know if you have annual physicals. I don’t know how often you go for long periods of time with little or no sleep, or if you have experienced psychotic episodes.

I do know that the items listed above — whether directly or indirectly — have all been shown to contribute to early mortality. So, if you can respond favorably to the above items, then you have not experienced significant negative consequences of your untreated bipolar disorder. And that would be a very fortunate thing.

Q5. I have been successfully treated for bipolar disorder for the past five years. I take my meds (Prozac/fluoxetine and Neurontin/gabapentin) faithfully. I know bipolar disorder has no cure; however, I’m wondering if it would be possible for me to gradually be weaned off the meds. I am able to take a lower dosage of the Neurontin than I previously took. I was first treated with Depakote (divalproex) following a psychotic episode that resulted from misdiagnosis and incorrect meds. The Depakote made me feel zombie-like. With the Neurontin and Prozac, I’ve had to also take Adderall (amphetamine-dextroamphetamine) to keep from feeling scatterbrained. I guess I also have attention deficit disorder. Should I just count my blessings and continue these three meds for the rest of my life? Thanks.

It is certainly possible to gradually discontinue medications, with very careful monitoring by a good physician. The important thing to keep in mind is that it should be gradual, and done according to a specific plan made with your doctor. Don’t attempt this on your own!

If your symptoms start to recur once your dosages have been substantially reduced or discontinued, don’t be too disappointed – you may just need to maintain a minimal dosage of a mood stabilizer or anti-depressant, but you should not assume you need to be on those medications for the rest of your life.

Q6. My brother has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Are there any other drugs to treat it besides lithium? Also, can manic depression be caused by excessive drug abuse (he’s just recently been put in rehab) or is it just something that you’re born with?

There are many other medications which effectively treat bipolar disorder, the most common of these are valproate (Depakote), carbamazepine (Tegretol) and lamotrigine (Lamictal), which can be prescribed as single-drug therapy or in combination with other medications. Although lithium happens to be the oldest medication for bipolar disorder, it also remains one of the most effective. (The links below have more information about the medicines mentioned here.)

Currently, there is little evidence that manic depression can be caused by excessive drug abuse in the absence of a genetic predisposition to the disorder. However, bipolar disorder and substance abuse (particularly alcohol abuse) frequently occur together, and drug or alcohol abuse can certainly contribute to mood instability, particularly in vulnerable individuals. In some cases, bipolar disorder clearly develops before the substance abuse begins; but in others, it’s not so clear which came first.

Nevertheless, when bipolar disorder and drug or alcohol abuse co-occur, each can worsen the severity of the other, and can complicate treatment efforts for both conditions. So it is very important that treatment addresses both conditions.

Q7. I have manic depression and take 20 mg of Lexapro. I would like to get off the prescription and take natural vitamins instead. What vitamins should I take, and how much would I need?

While some people with bipolar disorder have been able to successfully reduce their medication dosages or even discontinue them altogether, this is not something I would recommend to anyone unless it is done with very careful monitoring by a physician or psychiatrist.

First, what are the reasons that you would like to stop taking your medication? Of course, there are plenty of reasons I can imagine why you may be motivated to try this switch. I suggest you discuss your goals of discontinuing Lexapro (escitalopram) with your doctor, and if he or she deems it appropriate, you can gradually decrease the dosage. The other important thing to note is that abrupt discontinuation of Lexapro frequently results in some adverse “withdrawal” effects, so gradual dose reduction is advised. Another consideration is whether you are only taking Lexapro or if you are taking it in combination with a mood stabilizer. There would need to be a good reason why you would not be taking a mood stabilizer, such as if you had very mild symptoms of mania and/or very few episodes of mania. Otherwise, the typical primary treatment for bipolar disorder is mood stabilizers, sometimes in combination with antidepressants.

In terms of which herbal remedies you should try, St. John’s wort has probably been the best researched as an antidepressant. While there is some evidence that it’s effective in treating milder depressions, it doesn’t appear to work as well for severe depression. I am not aware of any published studies on its effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder. Kava, valerian root and ginkgo biloba are other herbal remedies commonly used to treat mood symptoms, although again, there are no published data on their effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder.

If you do decide to try herbal remedies, make sure to pick a brand with high quality control and keep track of your symptoms to see whether or not it’s working. However, keep in mind that no herbal remedies or supplements are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and that they may also have adverse side effects. You can read more about clinical studies of herbal medicines in “The Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies” By Marilyn Barrett, Ph.D.

Q8. I don’t know what is happening to me. In the last year all things have changed for me. I have gained 50 pounds, I sleep almost 18 to 20 hours a day, I have hot flashes all the time, I can’t remember things, I can’t think, I have quit my job with no income, and my boyfriend has moved in with me but I attempted suicide twice because of his actions. I cannot get back to me. Approximately a year ago I changed some meds. The most was changing from Effexor (venlafaxine) to Cymbalta (duloxetine). Could this one drug change have all of these effects on me? I have been checked for perimenopause and thyroid problems and all came back normal. I am at a loss.

It is surprising that this single medication switch could have such a profound effect, but it sounds like — regardless of the causes — Cymbalta is not working well for you. What were the reasons for the medication switch? I ask because the evidence for Cymbalta’s effectiveness for depression is not overwhelming. A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials, published earlier this year in the New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that the effect size of duloxetine as compared with placebo was weak to moderate, and similar to other 11 anti-depressants studied.

While the difficulties you’re describing would not be common side effects, you might consider a medication switch. Based on the symptoms you are describing, I would also suspect thyroid and/or perimenopause, so it is good you got this checked.

Also, you don’t mention whether Cymbalta is the only medication you are taking or if this is just one of several. Weight gain can be associated with some of the medications prescribed for bipolar disorder. Are you taking a mood stabilizer in addition to the antidepressant? Mood stabilizers are usually the cornerstone of bipolar treatment.

It sounds like you are feeling things spiraling out of control right now, and so the best thing for you to do would be to discuss your current treatment plan with your doctor. A medication switch may be helpful but I would highly recommend psychosocial therapy as well, if that is not already part of your treatment.

Q9. My psychopharmacologist, Dr. X, took me off many unnecessary medications this past spring, and he’s reduced the dosage of the last two, Topamax (topiramate) 200 mg at night (I formerly was taking 300 mg morning and night) and Seroquel (quetiapine) 50 mg. I have maintained stability and perfect mental health now for 21 weeks, since the end of the longest and severest depression I ever experienced. Do you think, as I do, that Dr. X should wean me off the remainder of Topamax and Seroquel before Daylight Savings ends this autumn? Thank you; I truly appreciate this.

I am glad to hear you are doing so much better now. However, if the worst depressive episode you have ever experienced ended just 21 weeks ago, it may be premature to discontinue all medications this soon.

Why is the end of Daylight Saving Time your deadline? If your depression tends to have a seasonal pattern it might be a problem to stop taking your medications while the days are getting shorter. But certainly, if this is something you feel strongly about, the important thing is that your mood symptoms are monitored very closely. You may wish to keep a daily log to track your symptoms over time, so you can see how reducing or discontinuing your medication is affecting things.

Q10. Is it fair that I have asked to be taken off of Geodon and put on Topamax or another mood stabilizer and my doctor will not agree? He assumes I might get manic, but my opinion is if I am on a mood stabilizer, that won’t happen. I dislike Geodon and the long-term side effects.

It is critical to have a good working relationship with your doctor. It sounds like he has some legitimate concerns about the possible implications of switching medications. Although Topamax (topiramate) is an approved treatment for seizure disorders and migraine, it is now commonly prescribed for bipolar disorder, often in addition to other medications.

What are the long-term side effects of Geodon (ziprasidone) that trouble you? It is possible that your doctor does not really understand the reasons you dislike your current medications. If you clearly have researched the issues and can document exactly why you feel like a medication switch would be beneficial for you, your doctor is more likely to listen. Hopefully this strategy will be helpful in finding a solution that works well for both of you.

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Effects

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  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
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  • Arts & Crafts
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  • Reading
  • Studying
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About this Hybrid Strain

Permafrost is a sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain that derives its name from the frosty layer of crystal trichomes that collect on the buds when harvest-ready. Its scent and taste are reminiscent of winter pine, with undertones of freshly churned soil.

THC levels are currently unknown, but the high is not to be forgotten. After consumption, relaxation spreads throughout the body and mind, relieving the consumer of all the stresses of the day. Sensory improves and focus increases. It can be easy to become transfixed on one thought/idea/action. Reviewers note Permafrost’s ability to help aid with arthritis pain, multiple sclerosis, ADD/ADHD, and stomach issues.

Negative side-effects besides dry mouth and eyes include headache, paranoia, or dizziness when exceeding one’s tolerance levels.

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How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System?

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The amount of time weed stays in your system is a pretty complicated topic. There are a ton of variables you have to include and a small mountain of research studies to go through. Also, the time varies based on what’s being tested i.e. urine, blood, hair, or saliva. The chart below is the sum of several weeks spent researching this topic in depth. I hope you’ll continue reading below where I break down all the research.

Here’s a text version of the chart above for those who are unable to view images:

Urine
Single Use 2-7 days
Occasional Use (few times per month) 7-20 days
Regular Use (few times per week) 20-30 days
Heavy/Extreme Use (daily+) 30-100 days*
*60+ days is considered highly unusual even for heavy smokers, but numbers as high as 95 days have been observed in clinical tests.

Blood
Single Use 1-2 days
Occasional Use 1-3 days
Regular Use 2-7 days
Heavy/Extreme Use 7-18 days

Hair
90 days. While it is possible to see a longer history of use, all standard testing methods for hair look at the last 90 days.

Saliva
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There is a ton of information in this article. I hope you’ll read the entire thing, but if you need to know something specific use the links below to skip down the page.

[ps2id target=”/] THCCOOH & What It Means For You

Most people think of a marijuana drug screening as something that looks for THC. This isn’t quite accurate. The vast majority of screenings are looking for a compound known as THCCOOH. Here’s why:

THC actually lasts for only a few days in your system. So, labs typically turn to another compound found in marijuana, THCCOOH. Unfortunately, this has a much longer detection time than THC.

Note: There are a few tests that look at compounds other than THCCOOH. For example, some blood tests have used both THC and 11-OH-THC.

[ps2id target=”/]Factors That Affect THC Detection Times

One of the most important things to remember is everyone does not have the same detection times – not even close. Thus, there is absolutely no way for anyone to positively predict your exact detection time frame. I will do my best to guide you as much as possible, however, you must under the following factors to really understand how detection times work.

  • Frequency: How often do you smoke? This idea will be covered more thoroughly throughout this article.
  • Dosage: How much do you smoke at a time? Also, how potent is the weed?
  • Weight: The more body fat you have, the longer it takes to clear a drug test.
  • Exercise: Exercising speeds up the rate of THC detox. Are you are naturally active?
  • Metabolism: A fast metabolism with result in shorter detection times
  • Liver Health: Much of the THC you smoke is processed through your liver. If you have a liver condition it would cause you to process it more slowly.
  • Test Sensitivity / Cutoff Level: Truth is, with most tests you can have a little bit of THC in your system and still pass. Tests have a set amount of THC that will still result in a negative test. Cutoff levels differ depending on what type of test/screening being used.
  • Testing Method: Not all tests are created equal so some are more sensitive than others. For example, this study demonstrates how GC/MS (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry), when compared to Immunoassay testing, detects THCCOOH faster and for longer periods of times.

[ps2id target=”/]How Long Does Weed Stay In Your Urine?

Urine tests are perhaps the most prevalent type of drug testing that you will encounter. One reason is urine tests are much cheaper to perform than the other types of drug screening methods such as hair, saliva, and blood. Unfortunately, urine tests also yield the longest detection times with the exception of hair. The cutoff level for urine is typically 20 or 50 ng/ml, however; this number can vary.

[ps2id target=”/]Additional Factors Affecting Urine Tests

In addition to all the factors just mentioned, there are several factors that apply specifically to urine screenings.

  • Fluid Intake: This factor really only affects urine tests. Drinking more water will dilute the amount of THC in your system. Drinking too much water could cause you to fail the test.
  • Urine pH: Urine that is more acidic has a shorter detection time.

Okay, let’s get on to some real numbers, shall we? Perhaps the number one factor is how much you smoke. Below each category of usage, you’ll see a range of detection times. You can use some of the factors about to help figure out where you might fall within the range.

[ps2id target=”/]If You Only Smoked Once / Took One Hit

This category is for people who only used a small amount. If your one-time smoking was an all out bluntfest or a heavy dab session then you will likely experience longer detection times. Typically, people who smoke once will test positive for marijuana for 2-7 days. Again, depending on how much you smoke, along with the factors mentioned earlier, you could have a longer detection time. These numbers also assume you were completely clean before your one-time smoking.

Okay, let’s talk about the studies these numbers come from.

A study done in 2001 gives us several useful figures for single use. First off, they state urine typically does not test positive right away. The study found it took an average of 4-6 hours after smoking for marijuana to be detected. This number is largely dependent on the type of equipment used. That same study found an average detection time of 42-58 hours. This is roughly 1.8-2.5 days. Remember, these numbers are the average so individuals could be higher or lower.

According to an article published in the International Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Medicine, after smoking one marijuana cigarette, THC is detectable in urine for 2-4 days.

Several websites cite A research paper by NDCI claiming single use is detectable for 5-8 days. These figures, however, are simply an endnote. The endnote references a site that sells products design to help you pass drug tests. The specific reference page does contain the same figures, but no actual source is to be found anywhere on the page. It’s basically the word of people who directly profit from people thinking they’re going to test positive. I’m not saying these numbers are wrong, but I’m just not seeing real proof.

Also, it seems the 5-8 days was taken out of context. If you read the NDCI paper you’ll find the author actually recommends this: “At the 20 ng/mL cutoff for cannabinoids, positive urine drug test results for the single event marijuana use would not be expected to be longer than 7 days.”

[ps2id target=”/]Occasional Use

An occasional user is someone who consumes cannabis several times per month. Occasional users will typically have a detection time between 7-20 days. Most people will be clean in less than 2 weeks, but as always, exceptional cases are possible.

Truth is, there is not a ton of published research on this group of people. Most of the research focuses on chronics users or one-time users.

If you’re spreading out your smoke sessions then it’s possible you’re getting clean before your next session. If however, you’re smoking about once a week then it’s possible for the THC to build up resulting in a longer detection time.

[ps2id target=”/]Regular Use

A regular user is someone who consumes cannabis several times per week. 30 days has been the long-standing “gold standard” for THC detection time in regular users.

This number has come under some scrutiny, however. Some researchers believe the detection time is much less. The NDCI study mentioned earlier, which aims to set detection boundaries for courts, claims it would be unlikely for a regular user to test positive after 21 days. The problem with this number (and the article in general) is it doesn’t discuss all the individual factors such as body fat and exercise.

So, while most people will be clean in 20-30 days, it is possible for regular users to test positive for longer.

[ps2id target=”/]Heavy Usage / Extreme Cases

A heavy user would be someone who smokes daily (or close to it). Heavy use over a prolonged period of time also increases your detection times. Using heavy concentrates may bring your number up as well. Typically a heavy cannabis user will test positive for 30-60 days, however, much longer times have shown up in published research. Extreme and unusual cases could test positive for 100+ days.

The National Drug Court Institute took a look at 8 different studies. Of these studies, 4 relied on subjects who were self-reported heavy or chronic users. The longest detection time from each study was: 40 days, 67 days, 25 days, and another study also found 25 days to be the maximum time to test positive. Keep in mind these studies were done in the mid to late 80s so they may not be directly comparable to modern cannabis. Also, note many of these studies relied on relatively small sample sizes of participants.

Ellis et. al. found that out of 86 patients, who described themselves as chronic users, the average detection time was 27 days, but could take as long as 77 days.

Now, a quick look at the extreme cases. There are at least 2 documented cases of people testing positive in excess of 90 days. In 1991, a study by Lafolie P. et. al. had a participant who tested positive for 93 days. A year later, another study found a participant who tested positive for 95 days. Both of these studies were conducted in the early 90s when weed was not as potent as it is now. It would not surprise me to find extraordinary cases of people testing positive for 100 days given the high potency of modern cannabis.

[ps2id target=”/]Detection Times For Marijuana In Your Blood

Your blood will test positive for THC for a much shorter detection period in blood as compared to urine. THC detection times for blood are typically a week or less, however, extreme cases have tested positive for over a month.

[ps2id target=”/]One-Time Use

Most one-time users will typically be clean for a blood test in 1-2 days. Some users have shown to test negative only 6 hours after use.

A 1992 study found that participant’s blood tested positive for THC-COOH for 6-27 hours after smoking a single “high-dose” marijuana cigarette. Keep in mind high-dose is referring to marijuana that is 3.55% THC. This number is up to 10 times less potent than modern weed. For this same study, a low dose joint was 1.75% THC. These subjects tested positive for 6-12 hours after smoking. So, you can really see how potency of your weed matters when it comes to detection times.

Another test, using the same potency weed as the previous study, found that test subjects tested below 1 mg/ml. This study only included 6 participants.

[ps2id target=”/]Occasional Use

If you’re only smoking a few times per month then you should have fairly low detection times. In fact, it’s possible you are getting completely clean between usage if you’re spacing them out. Expect to test positive for 1-3 days after occasional use.

[ps2id target=”/]Regular Use

NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) published a statement claiming regular users will typically test positive for 2-7 days.

[ps2id target=”/]Heavy Use / Extreme Cases

A heavy user may be detectable for cannabis in blood for 7-18 days. This number is much higher than the 7 days many sites are suggesting, however, these numbers are entirely rooted in peer reviewed scientific research. Also, keep in mind that the higher end (18 days) is reserved for extreme cases.

Here’s a study I find exceptionally interesting and important. There is 3 reason’s I’m so interested in this study:

  1. It was done in 2013. Many of the studies done on the subject are decades old so it’s always good to have newer research.
  2. The participants used their own weed instead of administered weed. This is important because administered weed is typically very low strength compared to what the general population is smoking. Many of the old studies consider 3.55% to be high-potency (lol).
  3. This study found some numbers that are much higher than many of the old studies.

Okay, so let’s dive right into it. This study looked at 22 people who self-reported smoking a median of 9 joints per day. Also, all participants reported regular use of cannabis for over a year prior to the study.

The study analyzed 3 different markers for the screening: THC, THC-COOH, and 11-OH-THC. Both THC and THC-COOH were found up to 30 days after subjects stopped smoking. Now, let me say, there were 2 subjects in the study who reported smoking for 15-17 years and 9-18 joints per day respectively. So, keep in mind these are extreme cases. Also, although THC was detectable for 30 days, the cutoff of ≥5 ng/ml for THC-COOH, was not reached after 18 days. The ≥2 ng/ml cutoff for THC was not met after 9 days. Lastly, 11-OH-THC showed 0 participants testing above the ≥2 ng/ml cutoff after 24 hours.

These cutoff numbers are important as they have been cited multiple times as proposed levels for impaired driving in states and countries where cannabis is legal. This means heavy users could test positive for intoxicated driving even if they hadn’t smoked for 16 days.

[ps2id target=”/]How Long Does THC Remain In Hair Follicles?

Hair testing reveals marijuana in your system longer than any other testing method. It’s also a very uncommon test to have done. While it is possible to see a longer history of use, all standard testing methods for hair look at the last 90 days. Also, if you think shaving your head will do the trick then think again. The test can also be done on body hair so you would have to shave your entire body smooth (don’t forget about those eyebrows).

[ps2id target=”/]How Long Is Weed Detected In Saliva / Mouth Swab?

Like blood, the detection times for saliva are much shorter when compared to urine screenings.

[ps2id target=”/]One-Time Use

The majority of one-time smoker’s saliva will test negative for marijuana in less than 24 hours.

This research took a look at 6 other studies who looked at saliva testing on marijuana users. It found detection times to range from less than 6 hours up to 14 hours.

Niedbala et al found subjects tested positive for 13-34 hours after one-time use. However, this test used a .5 μg/L cutoff level which is double the typical cutoff of 1 μg/L for a GC-MS test.

[ps2id target=”/]Occasional Use

Due to the small window of saliva detection time most occasional users (smokes a few times per month) shouldn’t take much longer than a one-time user to naturally detox (24 hours).

[ps2id target=”/]Regular Use

Using a few times per week may increase your detection time. Olaf Drummer did a meta analysis in which 4 different studies were analyzed. He found the longest detection time to be around 30 hours. So, regular users could possibly test positive for up the 3 days.

[ps2id target=”/]Heavy Use / Extreme Cases

Extreme cases could see saliva detectable for up to 7 days, however, this amount of time would be considered unusual. The actual time is going to vary based on your individual variables.

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Do The Words “Drug Test” Give You a Panic Attack?

Many different methods exist for testing for drugs, but most employers, insurance companies, government agencies, etc., will ask for a urine test, as this is the industry standard for workplace drug testing and the only method approved for federally mandated drug tests.

What Are They Looking For During A Drug Test?

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabinoid found in cannabis, is psychoactive and credited for creating euphoric and psychoactive effects. Your urine is used to test for the amount of just one of the metabolites of THC. A metabolite is basically a chemical produced by the body from another chemical taken in by the body. The metabolite they are looking for is THC COOH.

“It is difficult to say the length of time that you will test positive for cannabis use since the metabolic process of your body converting THC into THC COOH can vary from person to person.”

While THC COOH has no psychoactive effects, it can be detected in your urine for weeks, even months. It is not a marker for current impairment, so it is arguably useless, but nevertheless, THC COOH has become the standard of evidence for determining if you test positive for marijuana use.

How Long After Smoking Marijuana Will I Test Positive?

It is difficult to say the length of time that you will test positive for cannabis use since the metabolic process of your body converting active THC into inactive THC COOH can vary from person to person. Factors such as the quantity of marijuana consumed, frequency of use, method of consumption, and even what you eat and drink can modify the amount of time that traces of THC COOH will be detectable in your urine come test day.

It Was Just One Night… Does That Make a Difference?

It depends. There are several studies that suggest a smaller “window of detection” (the number of days following the last use that a urine sample will produce positive results) and others that suggest a larger window, especially for chronic users.

Most will agree, a one-time user is typically vulnerable to testing positive for up to three days after use. After that, the chances of testing positive greatly decrease because any trace of THC COOH will likely fall below the required threshold for a positive result. The standard for most employment and government testing programs is 50 nanograms per milliliters (ng/ml). It is possible, however, to test positive 7+ days.

Frequent, regular cannabis consumers should not be surprised to test positive for a minimum of one week to 10 days after their last use and up to 100+ days thereafter.

What Can I Do To Ensure I Pass The Drug Test?

As you may expect, there are numerous products on the market that claim to cleanse your system or mask your use. There are even some companies that offer “clean” urine. There are many reasons to be doubtful of these products and their claims. Most do not work, are expensive, and can even be identified in a drug test. Collection facilities and labs have become more sophisticated in detecting a specimen that has been influenced or altered. Cheaters typically get caught.

But don’t panic. There are some simple, inexpensive and legal things that you can do to help lower the amount of metabolites in your urine and influence your test –

  • Using a safe detoxification product that naturally accelerates your bodies normal detoxification systems can allow you to cleanse your blood and urine of toxins like marijuana in roughly 3-6 days depending on how many toxins are stored up in your body.
  • Never use the first urine of your day. This is typically referred to as “the first void.” Even if you have to stay awake all night or get up early the day of the test, each time you urinate will make a difference. Also, try to avoid collecting the beginning of your urine stream, as this will have the greatest amount of metabolites in it.
  • “Flushing” your system – this should only be done with caution. This involves putting large amounts of liquids (not including alcoholic beverages) into your body so that the metabolites will be washed away faster. Although this may be an effective method, it can also be dangerous. Ingesting too much water can cause water poisoning or water intoxication and can make you very ill or even cause death. Cranberry juice is a natural diuretic and will help flush your system faster than water alone. Coffee and tea also act as diuretics. But remember, if your urine is overly diluted, it may raise a flag. To enhance the coloring of the urine so that it appears more yellow, you can add a B vitamin to your diet a day or two before the test.

There is a lot wrong with urine drug testing — accuracy, privacy violations, proof that it improves workplace efficiency or safety. Unfortunately, until alternative methods are more widely available and accepted, it remains the go-to method in the work place.

So how long will marijuana show up in your urine after you smoke it? It depends. Medical Jane explains how long THC stays in your system and more.

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Is CBD oil legal in Nebraska?

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  1. What is CBD?
  2. Why is CBD sometimes illegal?
  3. Nebraska CBD laws
  4. Where to buy CBD in Nebraska
  5. How to read CBD labels and packaging

Yes, cannabidiol (CBD) oil and other products derived from hemp that have been evaluated by regulators are legal in Nebraska.

The Nebraska Hemp Farming Act, signed into law on May 30, 2019, allows for the cultivation and commercial distribution of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products, as long as they are tested and approved by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. CBD that is derived from the marijuana plant is still considered illegal in the state and federally, unless it meets Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements such as in prescription formulations.

The act aligns with the federal Farm Bill of 2018 and its definitions of hemp and marijuana, using 0.3% THC by weight as the legal threshold between the two.

What is CBD?

CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, and the-second-most prominent compound in the plant after THC, which is largely responsible for the cannabis high. Sourced from marijuana or hemp plants, CBD has a wide range of potential therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-anxiety, and seizure-suppressant properties. Most cannabis strains on the market today contain small amounts of CBD, compared with THC. But since the cannabinoid has gained considerable attention for its wide range of potential benefits, a number of high-CBD strains have popped up in recent years.

CBD elicits effects on the body through a range of biological pathways, including the body’s most common cannabinoid receptors, which cannabinoids bind to so they can be broken down and dispersed by enzymes. Current research suggests that the benefits of CBD are achieved when the cannabinoid activates multiple receptor pathways rather than just one. This may also account for CBD’s wide range of potential therapeutic uses.

Why is CBD sometimes illegal?

Hemp strains don’t produce enough of the cannabinoid THC to cause intoxication, but all types of cannabis, including hemp, were considered illegal under the 1970 Federal Controlled Substances Act. The legislation swept all cannabis under the Schedule 1 umbrella, which defined cannabis as a substance with a high potential for abuse, no accepted medical use, and a likelihood for addiction.

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp cultivation and created a clear pathway to remove some cannabis from Schedule 1 status by creating a legal distinction between hemp and marijuana. Under the new legislation, hemp is classified as cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC by weight; marijuana is cannabis that contains more than 0.3% THC. As a result, hemp-derived CBD was descheduled by the bill, but marijuana and its derivatives, including CBD, remain Schedule 1 substances. Hemp is now considered an agricultural commodity under the 2018 Farm Bill, but it must be produced and sold under regulations that implement the bill. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has yet to create these regulations.

The Farm Bill also endowed the FDA with the ability to regulate CBD’s labeling, therapeutic claims, and presence in foods or drinks. Despite the Farm Bill’s passage, the FDA has issued a directive that no CBD, not even hemp-derived, may be added to food or beverages or marketed as a dietary supplement. As time passes, the FDA has begun re-evaluating that stance on CBD products but has yet to revise rules or specifically regulate CBD products. The FDA’s slow movement has created further confusion on the state level.

The FDA has historically been strict when it comes to health claims or content that could be understood as medical advice — and makes no exception for CBD.

Hemp production and sale, including its cannabinoids and CBD specifically, remain tightly regulated federally. The Farm Bill provides that individual states may also regulate and even prohibit CBD cultivation and commerce. States may attempt to regulate CBD in food, beverage, dietary supplements, and cosmetic products independently of the FDA’s rules.

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Nebraska CBD laws

The Nebraska Hemp Farming Act, or LB 657) was signed into law by Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts on May 30, 2019, effectively bringing Nebraska law in line with the 2018 Farm Bill. Under both the Farm Bill and the Nebraska Hemp Farming Act, CBD oil derived from a cannabis or hemp plant which contains less than 0.3% THC is a legal substance.

Prior to the passing of the state hemp bill, the Nebraska legislature had passed a hemp agricultural pilot program, which allowed for the cultivation of industrial hemp by the state Department of Agriculture or approved state universities. The Nebraska Hemp Farming Act requires the Department of Agriculture to submit regulations for hemp cultivation for federal approval, per the demands of the Farm Bill.

Though the Nebraska Hemp Farming Act doesn’t name CBD directly, it does state that legal hemp includes any derivative, extract, or cannabinoid with no more than 0.3% THC. The slight lack of clarity within the language of the bill has caused some confusion among prospective CBD sellers and legislatures over whether CBD is completely legal, even under the new regulations.

Prior to the passing of the Nebraska Hemp Farming Act, Republican Attorney General Doug Peterson issued a memo stating that, unless CBD is in an FDA-approved drug or authorized by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) it was still considered a Schedule 1 substance by the state. As of September 2019, the Attorney General has yet to issue a new statement on the matter in follow-up to the passing of the hemp farming bill.

Licensing requirements for CBD

Those looking to cultivate, process, handle, and broker industrial hemp in the state of Nebraska must apply with the Department of Agriculture and pay the necessary cultivator, cultivator site registration, processor-handler site, and site modification fees with the Department of Agriculture. All hemp and hemp-derived CBD products must also be tested for THC concentration by a state-licensed testing facility.

Selling unapproved CBD products is considered sale of a controlled substance under Nebraska law. Penalties for cultivating or selling a controlled substance in Nebraska includes a $25,000 fine and a prison sentence of one to 20 years.

Nebraska CBD possession limits

Possession of hemp-derived CBD is legal as long as it was derived from hemp cultivated and sold under state regulations. Possession of CBD derived from a non-regulated source is considered possession of a controlled substance and results in prison time and fines if convicted.

A first offense of possession of 1 ounce, or 28.35 grams, or less of cannabis is treated as an infraction with a $300 fine. For second and third offenses, possession of 1 ounce, or 28.35 grams, or less result in a $500 fine with five and seven days jail time, respectively. Possession of more than 1 ounce to 1 pound, or 28.35 to 454 grams, of cannabis is a misdemeanor, resulting in a $500 fine and three months of incarceration. Possession of more than 1 pound, or 454 grams, is a felony, with penalties including five years prison time and a $10,000 fine.

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Where to buy CBD in Nebraska

CBD oil and other CBD products can be legally purchased from state retailers that have sourced their product from licensed hemp cultivators. CBD is also available for sale from online retailers, but may not offer products that meet the requirements of the Nebraska Hemp Farming Act.

How to read CBD labels and packaging

The 2018 Farm Bill shifted oversight from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As the FDA slowly begins to make new regulations for CBD products, the market remains largely buyer beware. Still, the agency warns that in-flux regulations don’t excuse companies from making only reputable claims on their labeling.

Most reputable CBD producers will typically include the following information on their CBD product labels:

  • Amount of active CBD per serving.
  • Supplement Fact panel, including other ingredients.
  • Net weight.
  • Manufacturer or distributor name.
  • Suggested use.
  • Full spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate.
  • Batch or date code.

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Hemp Program

LB657 and LB1152, passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts, adopted the Nebraska Hemp Farming Act and amended existing statutes to establish a state hemp program within the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA). The legislation gave NDA the authority to regulate the growing, processing, handling and brokering of hemp in Nebraska. To legally grow hemp in Nebraska, interested parties must receive a license from NDA, regardless of the size or purpose for cultivation. Growing, processing, handling, and/or brokering hemp without a license from NDA or a Tribe with a USDA-approved hemp plan is illegal in Nebraska.

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If you wish to apply for a license for the remainder of 2020, please call 402-471-2351 for an application.

Below you will find links to all of the forms and applications associated with the Nebraska Hemp Program. Please read the application guidance document associated with your license type (cultivator or processor-handler) prior to submission. All license applications must be submitted by mail or in-person.

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Applications – the following applications are for 2021 hemp licenses

Hemp Program LB657 and LB1152, passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts, adopted the Nebraska Hemp Farming Act and amended existing statutes to establish a state

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Top 10 CBD Topicals: Lotions, Creams, and Salves

There are lots of ways to use cannabidiol (CBD), but if you’re looking for relief from aches and pains or help with skin conditions, a topical might be your best bet.

A CBD topical is any cream, lotion, or salve that’s infused with CBD and can be applied directly to the skin.

While research on CBD is still in its early stages, the little we do know about CBD topicals is promising.

A 2016 study done on rats discovered that topical applications of CBD could help manage pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.

The American Academy of Dermatology even suggested using topical CBD products as an adjunct measure for acne, eczema, and psoriasis at their annual meeting in 2018.

CBD’s effectiveness, however, varies depending on a variety of factors, like the:

  • source
  • quality
  • dosage

So, how can you discern the CBD products that are the real deal from the fakes? We’ve gone ahead and done all the heavy lifting for you, listing 10 great options below.

We chose these products based on criteria we think are good indicators of safety, quality, and transparency. Each product in this article:

  • is made by a company that provides proof of third-party testing by an ISO 17025-compliant lab
  • is made with U.S.-grown hemp
  • contains no more than 0.3 percent THC, according to the certificate of analysis (COA)
  • passes tests for pesticides, heavy metals, and molds, according to the COA

As a part of our selection process, we also considered:

  • the company’s certifications and manufacturing processes
  • product potency
  • overall ingredients
  • indicators of user trust and brand reputation, such as:
    • customer reviews
    • whether the company has been subject to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter
    • whether the company makes any unsupported health claims

Where available, we’ve included special discount codes for our readers.

Pricing

  • $ = under $50
  • $$ = $50–$75
  • $$$ = over $75

To get a full picture of the price of a product, it’s important to read labels for:

  • serving sizes
  • amounts
  • strengths
  • other ingredients

You’ll see the following terms mentioned in the products below. Here’s what they mean:

  • CBD isolate: pure CBD, with no other cannabinoids or THC
  • Broad-spectrum CBD: contains most cannabinoids, but it generally doesn’t include THC
  • Full-spectrum CBD: contains all of the plant’s cannabinoids, including THC

CBD topical brands selected:

  • Joy Organics
  • CBDistillery
  • Lazarus Naturals
  • Vertly
  • Envy
  • Imbue Botanicals
  • Saint Jane
  • GoGreen
  • Lord Jones

Best for pain

CBDistillery CBDol CBD Balm

Use code “healthline” for 15% off sitewide.

Price point: $$

Full-spectrum and full of calming and moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, almond oil, and aloe, this balm can help aid your aches.

You’ll get 500 mg of CBD in each 1-ounce jar. Their products are made using U.S. Hemp Authority-certified non-GMO hemp grown in the USA.

To find the COA, Scan the QR code on their website or contact them.

Use code “BESTFORPAIN” for 20% off (one time use per user)

Lazarus Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Balm, Soothing Mint

Price point: $

This full-spectrum balm contains 400 mg of CBD in 0.67 ounces or 1,200 mg of CBD in 2 ounces of product.

Other ingredients like organic mango butter and organic beeswax add to the soothe factor. It comes in mint, cedar citrus, lavender, Portland rose, and unscented varieties.

The COA is available on each product page.

Vertly Hemp CBD-Infused Relief Lotion

Price point: $

Vertly’s CBD lotion contains 150 mg of full-spectrum CBD in each 2.9-ounce jar.

Other ingredients include anti-inflammatory lavender oil, magnesium for muscle recovery, and arnica flower for muscle tightness. The end result is a nongreasy lotion that keeps skin nourished all day long.

Because of the potent ingredients, this is another product that shouldn’t be used on broken skin.

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This facial mist is a refreshing way to snag CBD along with calendula flower, aloe, lavender, and jasmine oil.

Each 2-ounce package contains 100 mg of full-spectrum CBD.

Be aware that it also contains witch hazel and rose water which could be drying or irritating for sensitive skin.

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Envy CBD Face Mask

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If you love the self-care of a face mask, this may be your preferred way to get the effects of CBD.

Each mask contains 10 mg of full-spectrum CBD per sheet along with licorice root extract, rosemary flower extract, and green tea leaf extract for their antioxidant and hydrating properties.

Apply it to a clean face for about 30 minutes for maximum benefit. Note that since you only get three sheets per container, it may be slightly pricier than other topicals.

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If you’re already slathering on lip balm, this will make applying CBD super easy.

With 25 mg of full-spectrum CBD and grape seed oil, beeswax, and natural flavorings, this lip balm is the most portable way to go.

im-bue lip balms come in peppermint and strawberry flavors.

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Saint Jane Luxury Beauty Serum

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Another Sephora favorite, this serum contains 500 mg of full-spectrum CBD in each 1-ounce bottle, making it one of the most potent on this list.

Designed to treat dull, uneven skin, it contains a mixture of 20 different botanicals to reduce redness and even skin tone.

It’s also made with cold-pressed grapeseed oil, a powerful antioxidant that’s rich in healthy omega fats and vitamin E.

It’s cruelty-free, and fans rave about its light, nongreasy feel and ability to combat blemishes.

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Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Oil

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Sleek, stylish, and available online or at Sephora stores nationwide, each 1-ounce bottle contains 100 mg of broad-spectrum CBD.

Skin-friendly ingredients include organic safflower oil, avocado oil, and jojoba oil.

The roller ball applicator is designed to help target pressure points and allows easy application on the go. Store at room temperature for best results.

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GoGreen Hemp CBD Relief Stick

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GoGreen limits their ingredient lists to just the essentials to avoid any allergens or skin interactions. It’s just beeswax, MCT oil, and a broad-spectrum CBD oil.

It has 1,000 mg of CBD in each 2.2-ounce stick. The stick design allows for easy application to specific areas that need relief.

The COA is available on each product page.

There’s a whole lot of information to keep in mind when shopping for a CBD topical. Let’s go over the basics.

Potency

The No. 1 thing to look for is potency. CBD doesn’t pass through skin easily, so it’s important to use a potent product for best results.

When it comes to CBD topicals like lotions and creams, average potency products contain between 3 and 8 mg per recommended application. High potency products contain at least 8 mg per recommended application.

CBD source

Chances are, you may have seen the terms isolate, full-spectrum, and broad-spectrum before. These terms refer to the ways in which CBD is extracted.

While isolates are ideal for consumers who want to be sure there’s no THC in their product, this extraction method strips away other cannabinoids and volatile organic compounds like terpenes, reducing the overall therapeutic benefits of the CBD.

Broad-spectrum products contain most cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, but they don’t contain THC.

Full-spectrum products preserve all cannabinoids and terpenes in the final product, including THC. This is important because CBD and THC may work better together than they do alone, thanks to the entourage effect.

Note that any full-spectrum products made from hemp will still only contain 0.3 percent THC or less, so it’s still a relatively small amount.

Has it been third-party tested?

Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t guarantee the safety, effectiveness, or quality of over-the-counter (OTC) CBD products. However, in order to protect public health, they can take action against CBD companies that make unfounded health claims.

Since the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD products in the same way they regulate drugs or dietary supplements, companies sometimes mislabel or misrepresent their products.

That means it’s especially important to do your own research and find a quality product. The product’s COA should confirm that it’s free of contaminants and that the product contains the amount of CBD and THC it claims.

If a product doesn’t work for you, you may consider trying another with different ingredients or a different amount of CBD.

Ingredients

Opt for all-natural, organic, U.S.-grown ingredients whenever available — you’ll get all the benefits of the ingredients without the chemicals and pesticides.

When looking at facial products, look out for ingredients that could irritate sensitive skin.

Price

Most CBD topicals fall in the $30–$60 range.

Pay close attention to products priced at over $100. You may decide they’re worth it, but do a little digging to be sure before you shell out the extra cash.

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Where Does Cannabis Grow in the Wild?‏

As a result of human intervention on the cultivation of marijuana, we have reached the point where we’re able to grow the plant indoors. But before humans began cultivating marijuana for their own personal use, where did it grow in the wild? It grows as rampantly as any other weed in some parts of the world. Check this piece to explore where marijuana grows in the wild and how to find it.

In more recent times, marijuana has been known to grow in locations that have been specifically selected to grow it. That means that most marijuana plants have been a result of human intervention on the cultivation of marijuana, rather than actually growing naturally. The marijuana plant that we smoke today is more the product of human intervention than it is nature. The final product that reaches the consumer is usually the unpollinated female cannabis plant, and this is not what usually grows in the wild.

The kind of cannabis that grows in the wild is usually known as “ditch weed” and is usually a small, bushy type of cannabis that doesn’t really contain high levels of THC. Of course, that’s not to say that high-level THC marijuana does not grow in the wild, although it’s unlikely plants get to that stage before being eaten by a deer. So where does marijuana grow naturally? This is an exploration into the places in the world where marijuana grows in the wild, and the potential reasons that it does so.

What kind of climates does marijuana like?

It’s important to consider the kinds of climates marijuana likes, as this can give some insight into where it grows naturally. In general, marijuana likes warmer, more humid climates. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t grow up in the mountains, of course. There are people cultivating marijuana high up in the Himalayas in Nepal. Marijuana is quite a resilient plant, and it can grow basically anywhere except for the desert and Antarctica. This is one of the reasons that marijuana has been able to spread its seed across the four corners of the globe. It just requires enough sun and a little bit of heat, and it’s good to grow.

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Marijuana originated near the Himalayas near Afghanistan, so it is known to grow naturally in drier, cooler climates. However, it has since then spread all over the world through human beings’ very keen interest in it. Through cultivating it all over the world, we have found that marijuana grows in a range of different climates and can survive just about anywhere in the world. These days, we see that marijuana grows better in humid, warmer climates, so it is not unlikely to find marijuana in places far from where it originated.

Where are you likely to find wild cannabis?

In general, it is safe to say that there are probably wild cannabis plants growing all over the world. A lot of them may be unrecognizable to most people because it is a smaller, bushier hemp plant. However, there are known to be fields of marijuana plants in certain parts of the world, because their climate allows the plant to grow quickly and strongly. In general, those places which experience warmer, more tropical climates are the home of most of the wild weed growing in the world.

There are known to be enormous fields where marijuana is sprouting left, right, and centre in Mexico and Jamaica. Marijuana has been an enormous part of the culture in Jamaica because of how readily available it is there, and even the laws in Jamaica are finally starting to catch up. The heat and the humidity in these two parts of the world mean that someone just has to basically throw a seed into a field, and you can pretty much guarantee that it will grow into a marijuana plant.

Marijuana is also said to have been growing naturally in the Midwest of the USA for decades now. These plants are probably remnants of what used to be an enormous hemp culture in the USA. Once upon a time in American history, it was considered patriotic to grow hemp because of how important it was to America’s agriculture. Because marijuana is a weed, it has the characteristic of sticking around in a particular location for a very long time. However, this marijuana is usually quite low in THC and so doesn’t get the user high the same way commercial-grade marijuana might. Marijuana is cultivated these days with the very purpose of having a very high THC content, but marijuana that grows naturally does not necessarily have the same intentions.

When is a good time to go wild weed hunting?

So, it doesn’t really matter where you live in the world — chances are there is wild weed growing somewhere. It is less likely to be growing in the parks of major cities than to be in the mountain areas, but it is certainly growing in parts of Africa, Asia, and the USA. So, when is a good time to go looking for weed that is growing in the wild?

Those who are growing outdoors know that most marijuana plants are flowering in the autumn time of the year. Of course, a lot of wild marijuana plants do not necessarily make it to flowering time because of predators such as deer. But if you do manage to find a little treasure that is still alive by the fall, that is the best time to go picking. During the autumn is when the flowers of a marijuana plant begin to appear and turn into the kind of dense buds that growers like to pick. So, irrespective of where you are in the world, if there is marijuana growing there, it’s time to go picking during the autumn!

Walking down the street and finding a marijuana plant growing naturally is an unusual occurrence for most people. Most marijuana is grown these days on farms, and those plants that are found growing in the wild are usually hemp plants. If you do happen to be walking in a field nearby and see a marijuana plant, it might not be wild. Some plants are being grown illegally in locations where it might seem like there is a plant growing naturally. So beware when you are going out to look for wild marijuana plants. A group of tall plants growing somewhere where you do not see any other marijuana plants could be a sign of someone hosting an illegal operation. Be careful not to cut down any plants that could get you into trouble!

We all know cannabis grows inside grow rooms and in gardens, but where does it grow in the wild? Read this article to find out.

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Where does cannabis grow wild?

Ditch weed. Feral cannabis. Wild marijuana. If pot has one clear advantage over alcohol, it’s that hikers never stumble into a field of wild beer or feral wine.

But around the world, tonnes of cannabis can be found growing without any human intervention.

In a viral 2016 YouTube post, travel blogger Gabriel Morris revealed a hillside covered with marijuana plants in the Nepalese Himalayas.

The sight isn’t all that uncommon in the land of Mount Everest. Cannabis is indigenous to the Himalayas, and while the plant is illegal in both India and Nepal, it thrives in the hard-to-reach corners of the famed mountain range. Several Himalayan villages also make their living on the production of cannabis, and when busted by authorities they can plausibly claim that their cannabis fields are natural.

Thickets of cannabis can similarly be found across Asia from Pakistan to China. Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany, a 2013 scientific profile of the plant, even found examples of decorative cannabis being grown alongside a public street in Kunming, China.

“Feral Cannabis is highly adaptable and can grow and reproduce in a wide variety of temperate habitats, even under extreme conditions,” it read.

Marijuana can be found growing wild throughout northern Pakistan, where an unmolested cannabis bush can grow as high as a one-storey building. As with a lot of the world’s indigenous wild cannabis, however, these plants are generally quite low on THC and have little to no hallucinogenic effect if consumed.

In neighbouring Afghanistan, the ease of growing weed in the local soil (as well as the country’s chaotic political situation) is partially how it became the world’s largest supplier of cannabis in 2010.

Cannabis used to grow wild across Europe, according to a recent University of Vermont study of fossil pollen. However, the plant had already begun to die out by the time Europeans started experimenting with agriculture – and there is no evidence that Neolithic humans ever discovered its psychoactive properties.

In Britain, at least, wild pot has begun to return. A group calling itself “Feed the Birds” has begun sowing cannabis seeds into English gardens and planter boxes, with the result that cannabis can now occasionally be seen growing within sight of U.K. landmarks like the The Shard skyscraper.

Feral cannabis is even rampant in North America. Although the plant is not native to the Western hemisphere, wild cannabis has either escaped from early 20th century industrial hemp farms or has been intentionally sowed by marijuana activists. Ironically, it seems to thrive best in conservative states like Iowa, Nebraska or Kansas, where marijuana prohibitions are some of the strongest in the United States.

Glenn Panik, a California-based medical marijuana blogger, wrote in 2014 about how wild cannabis can frequently be spotted among stands of overgrown vegetation, particularly in urban places like abandoned lots or construction sites.

“I even found a beautiful little plant with purple-tinged buds growing among the yarrow and dandelions in front of a doughnut shop,” he wrote.

Wild cannabis is usually referred to in the U.S. Midwest as “ditch weed.” Much like its feral cousin in Asia, however, ditch weed usually contains too little THC to get high – although it can be crossbred with peppier domestic strains in order to yield more resilient marijuana.

In Canada, winters are a bit harder on wild cannabis, and the country doesn’t have the same history of large-scale hemp cultivation like in the U.S. Nevertheless, according to a 2002 paper by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, all of Canada’s 10 provinces can count a few patches of tough, weedy cannabis.

A 1972 map showing known locations of wild cannabis in Canada. National Research Council Press

“The ruderal plants pose a minor weed problem to agriculture but a major problem to law enforcement,” it wrote.

At the time, the re-authorization of hemp cultivation was expected to yield an explosion in Canadian feral cannabis fuelled by “escaped” seeds. With legal grow operations now opening across the country, Canada may well be entering a golden age of feral weed.

Ditch weed. Feral cannabis. Wild marijuana. If pot has one clear advantage over alcohol, it’s that hikers never stumble into a field of wild beer or feral wine. But around the world, tonnes of cannabis can be found growing without any human intervention. In a viral 2016 YouTube post, travel blogger Gabriel Morris revealed a hillside covered with marijuana plants in the

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How To Tell Sex Of Your Cannabis Plants

Sexing cannabis plants is really just finding out whether they are male or female, this can be very important for various reasons, ranging from a breeding project to extensive phenotype hunting. Knowing how and when to tell if your plants are male or female will give you an advantage when growing indoors.

In this article, we explain how to tell the sex of your Cannabis plants, what traits to look for, and what can go wrong.

1. The First Signs of Pre-Flowers

When growing from seed, Cannabis plants will spend the earliest stage of their life cycle focusing on the root, leaf, and stem production.

On the basis that a grower keeps a plant growing under 18 hours of light with high humidity levels of close to 75%, for 5-6 weeks then the plants will begin to show preflowers.

After your plants grow to the 6th or 7th internode, you will be able to identify by eye potential male or female traits.

Cannabis plants that are put into flowering from the seedling stage, will still require 3-4 weeks before the first signs of pre-flowers appear. These are the very first signs of the Cannabis plant’s sex and will either be a tiny male or female pre-flower.

Some cultivars may produce pre-flowers faster than others, however, all plants will reveal themselves around the same time. There is absolutely no need to worry about identifying male plants early on, as they will not be able to produce pollen until a much later time.

2. Male Plant Characteristics

The number one fear any beginner grower has when working with regular sex seedlings is to allow a male to pollinate the entire crop. There is no need to be concerned if your intention is to pheno hunt all the female plants, as removing males before they produce sacs will cause no need for concern.

Male Cannabis plants will produce pre-flowers in the same places as the females. Not only does this make distinguishing between the two early on even more difficult, but it may also take a few weeks before you can completely confirm you have a male plant.

You will notice between the upper internodes, there will be a small cluster of miniature oval-shaped balls. As they mature, you will notice they are attached to a tiny stem and will become bigger and turn green.

• Top Tip: It is best to wait until you can identify the male characteristics, before throwing any plants out of the garden. Do not be overzealous and potentially discard a female plant.

3. Female Plant Characteristics

It is much easier to spot a female preflower, as you are only looking for a thin, hair shaped pistil. When these emerge from between the internodes, they will look like a white eyelash or a tiny blade of grass.

Over time, white hairs will begin to grow amongst the new growth and can be very hard to spot. Double-check what you identify as the female preflower, and wait until you can clearly see a white pistil.

After the first signs of pistils emerge, over the following weeks, the female plants will begin to display an abundance of pistils. This is where plants require higher amounts of Phosphorus and Potassium encouraging flower production and produce buds.

• Top Tip: It is best to use a magnifying glass, or loupe for checking trichomes to double-check. It may take a week or two before you can confidently say you have a female.

4. Using Feminized Seeds or Clones

The only sure way to determine sex before your plants reach maturity is to c lone the plant. T his could be achieved by taking a clone from any plant.

Growing with Cannabis seeds or clones, that are guaranteed to be all-female, has many advantages from the small-scale bedroom grower, to the large commercial ones.

Cut one of the branches then put into a small cup with medium and let to grow for a few days. After the clone’s roots have developed a bit, place it under a 12/12 life cycle.

Soon, the plant will reach maturity and show its sex, because clones share the same DNA as the plant where it was taken from, the clone will show the sex the main plant has.

Note: This tip cannot be used with autoflowers because they start flowering based on age and not photoperiod.

If you are not working on a breeding project and your goal is to grow as many female plants as possible, then using feminized seeds or clones is the most practical route to take.

The Benefits

• This will guarantee that the plants you produce will be 100% female, meaning that prior to flowering, there is no requirement to pull plants out of the grow room. This eliminates any waste of space, nutrients, and growing medium.

• Large scale Sea of Green operations can be set up, without the need to worry about any male plants. This means the crop will not be cross-contaminated with pollen and become seeded and commercial useless.

• Working with clones is an excellent way to grow something that has already been verified. Usually, highly desirable clones can be vouched for by another grower or will have lots of information to research online.

5. In Conclusion

Knowing how to identify male and female Cannabis plants when using regular seeds, is vital to ensuring an all-female crop is maintained.

We recommend you take your time before throwing out any plants and be prepared to allow male plants to mature enough to see their pollen sacs forming.

Sexing cannabis plants is really just finding out whether they are male or female, this can be very important for various reasons, ranging from a breeding proje

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Create these 10 Characters all smoking weed. Do each character individually and one large image of all of them together. Feel free to use your imagination. They could be smoking out of a joint, bong or anything crazy! If i like your work i have a ton of future projects as well.

1. Goku from Dragonball z
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4. Vegeta from Dragonball Z
5. Mickey Mouse
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harshkukadiya
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Damn, what a interesting contest, wasted opportunity. Winner desereved it though..

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MichalRachwal
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Hey! I posted Naruto and Songo Ku. Check them out. I’m curious if you like it. I read your comments but I wonder what pose or facial expression you would suggest.

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ajvdw
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Nearly done with my complete entry. It will be uploaded either tomorrow, or early the following day at the very latest.

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    for reference check this link https://www.marijuana.com/news/2016/07/gotta-smoke-em-all-10-pokemon-who-are-low-key-stoners/

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    below is the kind of detail id like to see in each character. not the background. but the character itself needs to be very cool and creative

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    elysaud
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    Hi. what do you think about putting a bit of originality so that the characters do not stop so copied. For example, do goku with a shirt with marijuana leaf or make naruto with dreadlocks (it’s an example) what do you think?

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    Definitely ! Considered adding dreadlocks to one or two characters but wasn’t sure.

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    Hi. What about mine please

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      I apologize for doing this, but it really annoys me when people do not post their own work:https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-illustration-marijuana-cartoon-character-smoking-joint-getting-high-grinning-happily-image55341739

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        Please await my entry! I will submit before the closing date!

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        Vader smoking out of a lightsaber
        spongebob out of a pineapple bong

        ideas like that i like!

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          sorry this is the price. this is seen as an audition as i have a ton of future work for the winner

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              How to ship weed through the mail

              New guidelines from the US Postal Service reveal the federal agency will now ship and deliver some cannabis products. Specifically, hemp products.

              As first reported by Kight on Cannabis, the USPS “quietly released” the memo earlier this month. The letter cites the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills, which federally permitted and expanded hemp cultivation throughout the US in states that legalized weed. The guidelines state the USPS will only handle cannabis products made from hemp that contains less than 0.3 percent THC.

              Hemp is a form of cannabis that contains negligible amounts of THC, so it won’t get anyone buzzed. In recent years, its cultivation has grown popular in the US for extracting CBD, a non-intoxicating compound with medicinal properties.

              Related: The World’s Shittiest Blunts

              Of course, the US government won’t make mailing weed products easy. First, to ship hemp or hemp products through the USPS, mailers must fill out a form confirming they are sending hemp and only hemp. Lying on the self-certification statement could subject the mailer to federal perjury laws.

              Second, only licensed industrial hemp producers can mail hemp products. So, think twice before sending some dank shatter hash to your buddy out in South Dakota.

              Cannabis has been legal to varying degrees at the state levels since the 1990s, when California first approved medical cannabis. But even after Colorado and Washington state launched America’s first recreational or adult-use cannabis sales, the USPS forbade mailing any cannabis products through the postal system in accordance with federal law.

              Despite the USPS’s ban, people kept sending weed through the postal system. In 2017, the agency discovered over 900 packages containing weed in Colorado alone.

              The USPS memo does not change federal law, but rather it clarifies shipping rules now that hemp is federally legal. According to Marijuana Moment, the US Department of Agriculture, which oversees hemp nationwide, plans to issue new, comprehensive regulations for the plant sometime next year.

              New guidelines from the USPS reveal that the federal agency will now ship and deliver hemp. But you still should think twice before sending some dank to your buddy out in South Dakota.

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              OG Kush – First Grow

              Я помню, что беспокоился о сборе урожая слишком рано, возможно, иметь некоторые остаточные PM, не давая ему достаточно высохнуть, и еще больше до тех пор, пока я выдыхал my первую чашу..

              И тогда ничего из этого не имело значения. Особенно, когда вы дышите дым/паром, свежий сосновый таз оставляет вас с этим большим послевкусием, почти мятный свежий. И то же самое можно сказать и о высоком!

              Я курил некоторые действительно отличные штаммы в последнее время, но для my первого grow я хотел что-то, что может быть действительно особенным, и я бы сказал, что Dinafem доставил. Высокий действительно чувствует себя свежим и почти euphoric (это может быть только я:) но я бы сказал, что вы, конечно, будете оставлены поднятым. Но, как ни странно, в то же время, я, вероятно, был больше камнями, чем был за долгое время! Я бы сравнил его с интенсивным курением масла, а также с тем, как оно накапливается на вас в ближайшие несколько минут. Это очень странное чувство, что запеченный, но также чувствую себя так ясно голова и свежий, но я абсолютно люблю это!

              Когда он изнашивается, у тебя есть глубокое чувство расслабления, это действительно помогает с my болью. К сожалению, я не думаю, что я вылечил достаточно, чтобы действительно получить отличные запахи лайма и diesel, но вы, конечно, получите вкус этих!

              В целом очень впечатлен Dinafems OG Kush, он оправдал my ожидания и многое другое. Очень рад, что я пошел с этими семенами!

              Bio bizz nutes were just a breeze to use!

              Being a complete beginner, I’m more than sure I overfed my plants, and as far as I could see at least, the plants handled it just fine! I also didn’t pay any attention at all to ph and just let the organic materials and microbes do their thing, and despite all of that, these nutrients were very forgiving.

              Definitely recommend if you’re a beginner, and from what I see on other diaries, an experienced grower can get much more out of them.

              Honestly not sure what difference this made really? I just used it as was recommended to me – I’ll probably have to do a grow without it before I can really comment.

              4 stars since I can definitely say it caused no harm.

              И так это заканчивается! My первый grow.

              Какая поездка была! Особенно с медицинскими проблемами, которые у меня были недавно, мне кажется, что я действительно прошла через путешествие с этими растениями. И my урожай тоже совпал с тем, что я наконец-то стал лучше и вышел из леса!

              Я действительно не ожидал многого, когда начал здесь – мне просто случилось просмотреть специальный онлайн для полного набора палаток, это было в основном все, что мне нужно, чтобы начать grow, и я решил просто прыгнуть прямо там, не зная многого другого. В конце концов, я пытался узнать столько, сколько мог, прежде чем семена прибыли, но это было все еще довольно нервный рэккинг!

              Я думаю, что в конечном итоге мне стало намного удобнее с my растением, и решил экспериментировать со всем, что мог. Так что немного LST, топпинг, много дефолиации, и my первый DIY scrog сети. Это также был очень короткий grow, поэтому я никогда не пробовал достаточно каждого метода, чтобы действительно получить преимущества, но я определенно достиг my главной цели обучения столько, сколько мог! Я думаю, что у меня довольно хорошее представление о том, как будет идти my следующая шкала grow, и просто зная, что это заставляет меня возбуждаться!

              My свет также был не самым большим, но я на самом деле очень впечатлен тем, что я получил от свободного 300w двойного спектра CFL. OG Kush особенно продемонстрировал отсутствие проникновения от CFL – я определенно собираюсь с либо светодиодом или Cob следующий grow. На самом деле, я так зацепился, что решил разорвать весь шкаф, в котором находится my палатка, и перестроить многокамерную гибридную систему освещения для grow ений/клон/цветок, чтобы я мог постоянно вращать растения и получать несколько клонов. И что еще более важно, разобраться в my вентиляции и текущих стесненных условиях оборудования.

              В конце концов, узнав столько, сколько я мог (даже как сделать некоторые сотовые bho:), у меня остались 3 цели, чтобы достичь, которые я добавил по пути.

              1. Успешно достичь конца my первого урожая – определенно добрался туда:)

              2. Заполните 3 маленьких стеклянных банок, которые вы видите на my фото – они обычно держат около 10 г, поэтому я надеялся на 30г в основном. В конечном итоге с 20 г OG kush и 9 г ВВП, и я также был очень либеральным с тем, что я назвал попкорн почки, так что достаточно отделки, чтобы получить мне 2 г extract соты. И по объему сдвига, я мог бы заполнить 4 банки, так что другая цель достигла:)

              3. И как последняя, последняя, полностью там цель – grow некоторые, если не лучшие сорняки, которые я когда-либо курил. Я специально получил эти семена, основанные на репутации штаммов и, в частности, отзывы о штамме Dinafem, и я никогда не курил OG Kush раньше, так что у меня была надежда.. Это еще слишком рано, чтобы позвонить, мне нужно было дать ему гораздо более длительное лечение, но если вы прочитаете my обзор напряжения выше, я думаю, что это может быть только один!

              Так что на данный момент, может быть, до my следующего дневника, потому что я собираюсь немного сумасшедший ученый с моим grow space в первую очередь. Но я точно вернусь.

              Спасибо всем, кто помог мне и только что дал мне такую большую поддержку и поддержку!
              Счастливый рост!

              “OG Kush – First Grow” cannabis grow journal. Strains: Dinafem OG Kush by Swarleyza. Grow room В помещении, growing in Почва. Harvest yield, seeds review, grow details.

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              Does Hemp Seed Contain Phytic Acid?

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              Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, but before you get too concerned or excited, you should know that it’s not the same as marijuana. The hemp plant and its seeds contain only tiny amounts of THC, which is the compound in marijuana that produces a high. Consequently, eating hemp seeds will not mellow you out or give you the munchies. Hemp seeds are also unlikely to cause many gastrointestinal problems because they don’t contain any phytic acid.

              Hemp Seeds

              The hemp plant has been used by various cultures around the globe for thousands of years. It can be made into paper, clothes, soap, fuel and food. Hemp plants produce seeds, which are very high in nutrition. They are an excellent source of complete protein, which means they contain all the essential amino acids your body cannot produce. Hemp seed is also a very good source of fiber and essential fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, and it contains many vitamins and minerals in trace amounts. Possession and consumption of hemp seeds is legal in the United States and Canada, but using them to grow plants is a gray area due to their association with marijuana. That’s why many hemp seeds are sterilized by radiation before they are sold or imported into the U.S.

              Easily Digested

              Unlike many seeds, nuts, beans and legumes, your body can easily digest and absorb hemp seeds and derive nutrients from them. Most seeds, grains and legumes need to be soaked, dried, cooked and/or sprouted to deactivate toxins and compounds usually referred to as anti-nutrients. Toxins and anti-nutrients, such as phytic acid, often cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, flatulence and diarrhea. They can also interfere with the absorption of nutrients.

              Phytic Acid

              Phytic acid is called an anti-nutrient because it’s indigestible and prevents your body from absorbing nutrients, especially minerals needed in small amounts such as zinc and iron but also macro-minerals such as calcium and magnesium and the B vitamin niacin. Phytic acid makes minerals and niacin unavailable to your body because it chelates or attaches to them and drags them out of the body. Phytic acid plays important roles for the seeds and grains that it’s in, but it can wreak havoc in human bodies and contribute to mineral and vitamin deficiencies. Hemp seeds are unusual in that they contain no phytic acid, so you can eat them raw without any special preparations.

              Rich Sources of Phytic Acid

              Foods that contain high levels of phytic acid include sesame seeds, linseed, Brazil nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans and pinto beans. Consequently, these foods are typically prepared in same fashion before consumption. For example, sesame seeds and peanuts are usually roasted to destroy phytic acid and render it harmless.

              Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, but before you get too concerned or excited, you should know that it’s not the same as marijuana. The hemp plant and its seeds contain only tiny amounts of THC, which is the compound in marijuana that produces a high. Consequently, eating hemp seeds will not …

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              There’s A ‘Legal High’ You Can Buy Online, And It Isn’t Cannabis

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              A recent study by a group of scientists in Bern, Switzerland examining a cannabinoid extracted from a rare moss-like plant–a member of the liverwort family–growing only in Japan, New Zealand, and Costa Rica has revealed potentially useful properties that may be valuable for people suffering with inflammation and chronic pain.

              Liverwort (Radula perrottetii)

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              What’s even more interesting is that this moss is distantly related to a plant we are quite familiar with–Cannabis Sativa which has more recently emerged as a potential approach for treating seizures, multiple sclerosis, inflammation, and many chronic medical conditions.

              Thus far, the researchers do not understand why this specific liverwort–which has a different way of living and reproducing compared with Cannabis—would harbor a compound so similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component found in marijuana. (It was previously believed that the only plant that produces THC was Cannabis Sativa.)

              What they do realize is that the cannabinoid isolated from this liverwort, and THC found in Cannabis are chemically similar , but also produce quite similar effects in the brains of mammals.

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              The study was recently published in the Journal, Science Advances.

              PET was first described in 1994 by the Japanese phytochemist, Yoshinori Asakawa. But it wasn’t until Jürg Gertsch from the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bern, evaluated the similarity of this compound in structure and activity to THC in the brains of mammals that the significance became more relevant.

              Several years ago, Gertsch noticed that liverworts were being promoted online as “legal highs”, used by recreational and medicinal users in Switzerland, New Zealand, as well as other areas of the world. But no research had been done to evaluate the pharmacological properties of the cannabinoids contained in the plant. Gertsch joined forces with his colleague, Erick Carreira, from the Department of Chemistry at the ETH Zürich, and proceeded to compare THC and PET.

              Using an animal model (mice), the team demonstrated that PET reaches the brain relatively easily, but activates cannabinoid receptors– CB1 and CB2 receptors–to a much weaker degree compared with THC. As a result, a key difference between the two compounds is that PET is much less psychoactive compared with THC, making it more attractive for medicinal as opposed to recreational purposes. But PET’s more potent anti-inflammatory effects, compared with THC, based on initial studies, certainly became a point of further interest.

              Gertsch believes that PET’s more robust anti-inflammatory effect in the brain compared with THC, makes it noteworthy, especially if you consider its potential medical applications.

              “It’s astonishing that only two species of plants, separated by 300 million years of evolution, produce psychoactive cannabinoids,” said Gertsch in a press release.

              And it turns out that the Maori people, indigenous to New Zealand, have utilized the liverwort plant for centuries as a traditional medicine for treating abnormalities of the liver or digestive issues.

              “The work of Jürg Gertsch and colleagues is a prominent advance in understanding the role of plants beyond cannabis on the endocannabinoid system,” said Ethan Russo M.D., a neurologist, and Director of Research and Development for International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI). “Perrottetinene from the liverwort, Radula marginata, has proven to stimulate weakly the CB1 receptor where THC and the endocannabinoids, anandamide (ANA) and 2-arachidonyl glycerol (2-AG) also bind.

              “Although this activity was proven via positive effects on the mouse tetrad of hypothermia (lowered temperature), catalepsy (frozen behavior), hypolocomotion (decreased movement) and analgesia (pain reduction), and was demonstrated to enter the brain, it is unlikely to become a major target of recreation users because of its relatively low potency and especially since liverworts are very slow growing and difficult to cultivate.” added Russo.

              Russo also explained that “perrottetinene differs from THC in a key way that makes it potentially useful medically, in that it reduces levels of prostaglandins D2 and E2 in the brain without producing COX inhibition, and thus may provide an effective anti-inflammatory and pain killer with a low risk of intoxication, formation of ulcers, or production of heart attacks or strokes.

              Russo explained that this finding should prompt additional biochemical prospecting in other liverwort species in this frequently overlooked group of “primitive” plants.

              Jeffrey C. Raber, Ph.D., a chemist with expertise in cannabinoid physiology and CEO of The Werc Shop, an independent testing laboratory in Southern California, also sees the potential upside of perrottetinene from a clinical standpoint as well, but realizes that cultivating and extraction of the compound may be challenging, but could be overcome with creativity and ingenuity.

              “The stereochemistry of this compound suggests it may possess interesting clinical potential with minimized psychoactive side effect,” explained Raber. “Obtaining significant quantities of pure compound may be challenging initially, but viable natural based or synthetic routes may both be developed should it prove of interest to do so.”

              PET less psychoactive compared with THC

              It’s well known that low doses of THC may offer therapeutic potential when it comes to treating various chronic illnesses. But THC is limited from a therapeutic standpoint due to a strong psychoactive effect at higher doses, other than being illegal at this time.

              As previously mentioned, in contrast to THC, PET inhibits the production of inflammatory prostaglandins in the brain. As a result, PET likely has an effect on cannabinoid receptors which interact with our endogenous endocannabinoids. Certainly more preclinical studies of various models of chronic and inflammatory pain will be necessary to better understand its role in this setting.

              To obtain adequate amounts of PET from the liverwort plant, Gertsch collaborated with his colleague, Erick Carreira, whose team developed a new synthetic way to preserve the 3-D structure of the compound on a molecular level.

              “The present study is a prime example of how new synthetic concepts can make a contribution towards enriching our pharmacological knowledge of biologically-active natural substances”, said Michael Schafroth, PhD, who studied and worked under the direction of Dr. Carreira, in a press release.

              “Both solid fundamental research in the field of biochemical and pharmacological mechanisms as well as controlled clinical studies are required to carry out cannabinoid research”, added Gertsch.

              With recent legalization of Cannabis in Canada helping to support ongoing support for research and patient interest in using combinations of CBD and THC to treat common conditions such as endometriosis, fibromyalgia and IBS, it’s becoming more apparent that the endocannabinoid system and its associated deficiencies may hold the key to relieving pain and alleviating bothersome symptoms that are difficult to treat.

              Use of CBD (Epidiolex, GW Pharmaceuticals) to treat intractable seizures associated with Dravet syndrome and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, along with THC (2.7 mg) and CBD (2.5 mg) per spray (nabiximols, Sativex, GW Pharmaceuticals) to treat spasticity associated with MS is supported by published research and has emerged as a viable way to manage these difficult-to-treat conditions when available and standard approaches yield minimal improvement.

              Market aspects of cannabinoids

              As clinicians seek less harmful modalities than opioids for treating chronic pain, PTSD, gastrointestinal, and autoimmune disorders, liverwort and its derivatives may hold promise as a safer therapy. The road to get there will involve not only refining methods of extraction and purification, but a significant amount of preclinical studies in animal models, before it’s ever tested in humans.

              “2018 has seen the phenomenal rise of Cannabis and hemp (CBD) as an alternative therapy to alleviate the symptoms of pain, epilepsy, PTSD, MS, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, GI disorders, and many other chronic conditions,”said Rich Able, a medical device consultant based in Seattle.

              “This is a very exciting time as big liquor and big pharma companies have invested billions of dollars into Cannabis ventures and clinical labs throughout the year,” offered Able. “This trend will continue as clinicians potentially investigate safer plant-based alternative therapies such as liverwort.”

              “Known plant-based compounds like this one [PET] can be challenging to protect with patents, which is one reason why they may not be prioritized by industry,” said Greg Wesner, Chair of Lane Powell’s Intellectual Property Litigation Team, based in Seattle. “Nevertheless, even if the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) itself is not patentable as a chemical entity, it may be possible to obtain patent protection for a drug candidate that combines the API with an effective, patentable drug delivery technology.”

              “Moreover, the API could be the subject of a method of treatment patent if the API is discovered to be a novel treatment for a disease indication,” added Wesner.

              A recent study revealed that a moss-like plant known as a liverwort harbors a cannabinoid with remarkable chemical similarities to THC found in Cannabis, and also yields quite similar effects in the brains of mammals.

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    Which Cannabis Strains Produce the Biggest Buds?‏

    Size doesn’t always matter, but in this case, it does. This is for those who are in the mood to harvest an enormous amount of marijuana. Although producing a high yield with enormous buds can be affected by numerous factors, a good place to start is in the strain you choose. Here are the strains with the biggest buds.

    • Big Bud
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    Every grower wants to try growing a strain of cannabis that has a ridiculously high yield. Sometimes it’s just nice to harvest an enormously large amount of marijuana and brag about it to your friends. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. So this article is all about the strains of weed that produce the highest yield. As much as size doesn’t matter, in this case it really does.

    It isn’t always about having the best-quality bud, but just about having a lot of it. So if you’re looking to experiment with how much yield you can get out of one plant, a good place to start is with the strain you are using. There are a number of techniques you can use to increase yield, but the best one to start with is a strain that is particularly well known for producing a lot of big buds!

    Big Bud

    It’s all in the name. This strain of weed grows ridiculously huge buds on it. Big Bud strain produces beastly sized buds in what we could consider an average flowering period of 50-60 days. This strain has a very peculiar look and smell to it, although it isn’t the strongest strain of weed in the world.

    It has a relatively low THC content and, although it is good enough to get the job done, it is not going to be anything special for the seasoned marijuana user. It doesn’t offer too much in the way of medical properties, other than being a good remedy for insomnia. It is the kind of weed that makes you pretty sleepy right away.

    However, this strain is notoriously famous for its high yields, and it is recommended that you give it a chance if you’re looking to produce a big fat bag of marijuana.

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    Northern Lights

    Northern Lights, on the other hand, is one of those strains that’s going to benefit you in more ways than one. Aside from being a very potent indica-dominant hybrid, it is also an incredibly high-yielding strain of marijuana. If you’re a grower needing to grow a lot of good-quality marijuana, this is definitely a good strain to be starting out with.

    It has been measured that this plant offers about eight ounces of potent marijuana to each six- to eight-foot plant. Most Northern Lights plants will grow to be this tall, so it’s not unusual to get an extremely high yield from this plant. The flowering period is a little bit longer on this one than with other strains, but it is well worth it for a lot of very potent marijuana.

    Medically recommended for treating stress and anxiety, as well as good medicine for pain relief, the indica dominance means it is a sedative kind of weed, relaxing the mind and the body.

    Skunk #1

    This is arguably one of the most popular strains of weed, a classic strain that packs a very pungent smell. Almost everyone can enjoy smoking a little bit of skunk. For growers, this plant is a win because it is a good-quality smoke that produces quite a heavy yield.

    This plant is strong and resilient, making it a really good plant to grow if you’re just starting out for the first time. You might impress yourself and others with a high yield of very good-quality marijuana. You can average around 6 ounces of buds with the Skunk strain!

    White Widow

    Well, of all of the big yields, this one just about takes the cake. This strain has one of the highest yields of any other hybrid on the seed market. This also happens to be one of the market’s favourites, with people all over the world being familiar with the White Widow strain.

    The beautiful thing about White Widow is that it also does not require a very long flowering period. With an average flowering time of 55-70 days, White Widow produces a fast turnover of ludicrous amounts of weed. It produces up to 21 ounces of marijuana per 10 square feet. This makes it an extremely profitable option for growers.

    White Widow also happens to be one of the most popular medicinal strains of marijuana. Its indica property makes it extremely good at treating chronic pain and also very effective at treating stress.

    Jock Horror

    Jock Horror is a very fine strain to have in your marijuana garden and is a sativa-dominant hybrid. This one produces high yields, too, and it’s no surprise, given that its parents are Northern Lights and Skunk, two other high-yield strains. The big buds on the Jock Horror strain are usually covered in beautifully glistening trichomes that make the mouth water.

    Also an extremely effective medical strain, Jock Horror is used mostly to treat nausea. It is a very happy medicine, so it’s good for treating depression as well. However, beware with this strain. The sativa side is strong, which means it is not good for those that are stressed or have anxiety.

    Durban Poison

    This is definitely one of those strains where you do not need to compromise on quality to get a big fat yield. This hybrid is 75% sativa, making it an extremely strong strain of marijuana. The buds on this strain are big and chunky, and they, too, are covered in beautiful shiny crystals.

    The high from Durban Poison is very uplifting and energetic, creating a lot of inspiration to get through a day’s work. It is definitely not one to be using at bedtime because of the high sativa content. This strain is known to grow as tall as 8 feet, even if you’re making a concerted effort to keep its height under control. You can really achieve quite a heavy yield from this plant compared to other sativa varieties, and in an average flowering time. This strain does, however, require a little more attention than others and requires a bit more of a seasoned grower to successfully get a high THC content and a good yield.

    Chronic

    This Chronic is chronic in all the ways it can be. It has a chronic effect and produces a chronically large yield. It is almost the measure by which a lot of smokers measure their quality of marijuana and is a popular strain all over the world. This strain comes from Northern Lights, AK-47, and Skunk genetics, so it’s no surprise that it’s on the list of high yielders.

    This strain forms enormous colas and has very few leaves, so you can just imagine the size the buds get. There’s just about no way to make the yield get any higher on this strain. It is not recommended for beginners to grow this strain, as it is a little bit more complicated than others and requires more attention.

    Sometimes you just want to harvest enormous buds and a lot of them, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Here are the strains with the biggest buds.

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    ICYMI – Dateline NBC aired a segment called “Growing Promise” this past Sunday that shed new light on the potential benefits of CBD oil and medical marijuana.

    ICYMI – Dateline NBC aired a segment called "Growing Promise" this past Sunday that shed new light on the potential benefits of CBD oil and medical…

    NBC’s Dateline Sheds Light on Cannabis Oil for Epileptic Kids

    NBC’s Dateline premiered a new medical marijuana documentary, “Growing Hope,” Sunday night, which shared the struggles of families in Virginia fighting to get their epileptic kids access to cannabis oil. Its time slot made it the first-ever marijuana documentary to air on prime time local television.

    According to MedicalJane.com, NBC journalist Harry Smith and a Dateline team spent six months traveling and interviewing patients, scientists, doctors and activists to shed light on the often misunderstood medical marijuana industry and the people who rely on cannabis as medicine.

    The one-hour special follows three families with children who suffer from uncontrollable seizures, providing a heartbreaking look at the impact intractable epilepsy has had on their lives. From their fight for the legalization of cannabis oil in Virginia to the history behind the high-CBD movement in Colorado, the documentary aims to change the mainstream perception of cannabis.

    “Part of what impressed me the most was one the families we spoke to, the dad was a rocket scientist and the mom worked for NASA,” Smith told MedicalJane.com “These aren’t crazy people but they are very intent on getting what ever help they can for their kids.

    “Governor Hickenlooper (of Colorado) told me two years ago, ‘This is a giant social experiment, this change is happening really really rapidly,’” Smith continued. “I used to live in Colorado and people that I know who have lived there for years, who are very much against the legalization and not thrilled about how their state is being stigmatized, have changed their views over the last year or so, as the flow of information becomes faster in terms of ‘what is this plant about.’”

    You can watch the full Dateline special HERE.

    NBC's Dateline premiered a new medical marijuana documentary, "Growing Hope," Sunday night, which shared the struggles of families in Virginia fighting to get