Here’s where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Cannabis

Come Nov. 3, 2020 Americans will elect a new president- or re-elect the present President of the United States.

Political pundits believe that the electoral landscape today differs from 2016. A large section of the public cares about cannabis. And others are looking for significant distinctions to support cannabis law changes.

Supporting legalization is not enough. A candidate’s attitude towards cannabis should include an array of issues such as changes in the social justice and criminal justice system.

In addition, the presidentiables should talk about the potential economic benefits of cannabis from job creation to taxes that businesses pay to boost the economy.

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7 Reasons You Should Take CBD Gummies & Oil for Sleep

As a non-psychoactive compound of hemp, CBD brings many benefits of using cannabis without any of the drawbacks. It can help to treat or at least alleviate the symptoms of many psychological and physiological conditions, and it’s commonly used for fighting insomnia.

Over 25% of people in the US suffer from insomnia. It’s one of the most prevalent sleep disorders that can truly affect your quality of life, making you feel less productive and motivated, and more susceptible to developing depression, among other things.

Considering the effectiveness of CBD in fighting insomnia and its subsequent high demand, it’s not surprising that it comes in so many different forms. You can get CBD e-liquids for vaping, CBD skincare products, capsules, and tinctures. But the most popular products are CBD gummies and tinctures. Using CBD tinctures by earth medicine may improve your sleep quality and fights off insomnia.

CBD Affects Your Endocannabinoid System

The primary reason why CBD gummies and oil can be effective for improving your sleep quality is that they affect your innate endocannabinoid system (ECS) directly.

ECS is a fascinating biological system that exists in all animals, including humans. It helps to control and modify many of the crucial functions and processes in our bodies, including:

  • Pain sensation
  • Mood
  • Appetite
  • Immunity
  • Metabolism
  • Sleep

Since it’s the ECS that regulates your sleep, and CBD binds to the receptors within this system, it’s not surprising that it can be a potent treatment for various sleep disorders.

CBD Has Anxiolytic Properties

Using hemp-derived products with THC has been known to induce anxiety and even paranoia in many people. However, CBD gummies and oil don’t contain amounts of THC significant enough to produce these psychological effects.

Quite the contrary. CBD has strong anxiolytic properties, meaning that it helps to reduce anxiety when used. It can be an effective treatment for anxiety, and can, therefore, help you feel relaxed enough to fall asleep at night.

One of the main reasons people experience insomnia is because they feel anxious and afraid. CBD gummies and CBD oil can help to get rid of these feelings and prime you for falling asleep.

CBD Gummies and Oil Can Help You Relieve Pain

Have you ever tried to fall asleep when you’re in pain? Whether we’re talking about a toothache, a broken limb, or a bad stomach, feeling that you’re in pain can seriously impact your ability to fall asleep and the quality of your sleep if you do somehow manage to get it.

If you’re experiencing pain, a small dose of CBD that’s found in gummies and oil can help you alleviate it. Studies have shown that CBD has analgesic properties and can be an effective treatment for chronic pain and an excellent substitute for some of the most popular pain-relieving medicine we have available today.

It has virtually no side effects, takes effect quickly, and helps you fall asleep faster.

CBD Can Treat Muscle Tension

Muscle tension can be caused by illness, bad posture, heavy exercise, poor sleeping positions, and more. But whatever its cause is, it can prevent you from falling asleep by making you feel uncomfortable and in pain.

As previously mentioned, CBD has potent pain-relieving properties and can help you become more relaxed.

You can easily use CBD gummies to help treat muscle tension, but perhaps you’ll find that CBD oil can be more beneficial because you can apply it directly on your skin and let it soak up into the muscles.

CBD Can Prevent Daytime Sleepiness

It can sound contradictory that CBD can simultaneously help you to fall asleep, and to prevent sleepiness, but it’s true. It all depends on the dose you take.

A bigger dose of CBD gummies or oil at night can help to prep you for sleep as it will soothe and relax you. But a smaller dose of CBD can help you stay awake, helping you to feel more energized and focused.

So, it’s recommended that you pay attention to how you dose your CBD for sleep if you want to control its effects on your body and mind.

CBD Gummies Are Easy to Consume

If you want to use CBD to improve your sleep, you need something that simple enough to use, and that won’t take much of your time. If you vape CBD e-liquid, you need to prep your vaporizer, have your vaping sesh, clean your device, and then get ready for sleep.

If you want to use CBD skincare products, you need to follow a whole routine before bed. If you take CBD oral drops, you have to deal with the strong, earthy taste of CBD.

CBD gummies, on the other hand, are simple. Just take your recommended dose, enjoy the sweet taste, and head to bed.

CBD Oil Can Be Added to Your Dinner

Cooking with CBD oil can be a very effective way of reaping all of the benefits of this hemp-derived product. You can easily add a few drops of CBD oil to your salads and favorite condiments to your favorite brownie or pancake recipe, and you can even fry food with CBD oil.

Just don’t expose the CBD oil to excessive heat. It boils at around 320-356 ℉ (160-180 ℃), so if you want to keep its beneficial properties and prevent it from burning, you’ll cook it over low heat.

Adding CBD oil to your dinner can be an excellent way to improve your sleep, as you’ll allow for CBD to take effect very slowly as it passes through your digestive system.

Final Thoughts

Taking CBD gummies and oil can improve your quality of sleep and help you fight various sleep disorders without any side effects. Give them a try and see for yourself just how effective they are.

Louisiana Medical Marijuana Expansion Nears Final Approval

The Louisiana Senate voted 28 to 6 Wednesday to approve legislation that would signfiicantly expand and improve the state’s medical marijuana law. The measure was filed by Representative Larry Bagley (R), who chairs the House Health Committee. The measure now requires one final vote is required from the House, which overwhelmingly backed the measure earlier this month, before the bill can reach the governor’s desk.

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Cannabis and Coronavirus: The Highs and Lows of Quarantine

The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus to be a pandemic back in mid-March. This has resulted in world governments imposing strict measures and regulations in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus and preserve public health.

Schools and businesses have been disrupted, almost everyone’s under lockdown, and we all have to follow social distancing and other measures to flatten the curve. What does this mean for cannabis users?

Can you use cannabis to fight off coronavirus? Can you even buy it at your local dispensary? Let’s take a look and see the highs and lows of quarantine, and its effects on cannabis users.

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Netlifx’s The Patriot Act Tackles Marijuana Industry Inequality

Comedian, former The Daily Show correspondent and star of Netflix’s the Patriot Act Hasan Minhaj featured an entire episode of his hit series regarding the legal marijuana industry. The episode, titled The Legal Marijuana Industry is Rigged, focusing on the fact that in many states that have legalized marijuana the legal industry has been setup to be dominated by big businesses, while excluding those who are low income and those who are part of a minority group (as the episode points out, there is just one marijuana shop with a black owner in all of Massachusetts).

 

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Shopping for Cannabis Online in Canada? A Beginner’s Guide

Buying weed online has become massive since cannabis was legalized in Canada. The Cannabis Act of 2018 has opened up a whole new world of opportunity for Canadian cannabis connoisseurs.

Among the reasons why weed smokers are flocking to online weed mail order sites are convenience, selection and price. Below we’ll discuss some of the main reasons why people are buying online, followed by a beginner’s guide to buying from an Online dispensary in Canada.

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Ohio Legalization Campaign Given More Flexibility to Gather Necessary Signatures

A federal judge has ruled that Ohio must allow groups pursuing voting law changes, a minimum wage increase and marijuana decriminalization more time and flexibility to qualify for ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic, reports the Associated Press.

U.S. District Court Judge Edmund Sargus Jr.’s ruling Tuesday ordered the state to allow campaigns until July 31 to gather required signatures and to allow them to be collected electronically. According to the AP he stopped short of reducing the number of signatures required, as some courts elsewhere have allowed amid a spate of COVID-19-related signature-gathering challenges. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose, the state’s elections chief, says the state will appeal.

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Opioid Distribution Drops Post-Marijuana Legalization, Finds Study

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado is associated with a significant reduction in prescription opioid distribution, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The study was first reported on by NORML.

For the study, researchers with the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Pennsylvania and the University of New England in Maine examined opioid distribution trends in Colorado following legalization as compared to trends in two control states, Utah and Maryland. They examined dispensing trends for nine prescription opioids used for pain (e.g., fentanyl, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and oxycodone) as well as for methadone and buprenorphine, which are primarily prescribed to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).

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CBD’s Role in Treating Lupus – What You Should Know!

Lupus is one of those diseases that has no established cure or treatment. As bad as it already is, the lack of awareness about the disease makes it difficult to understand and point out its symptoms. In the current scenario, more than a million people are suffering from this chronic disease. Thus, it has become the need of the hour to find a definite cure for this autoimmune disease. 

Anecdotally speaking, CBD might have quite a connection with treatment of lupus. It is known for its therapeutic qualities, one of which is its ability of treating inflammatory rheumatic conditions, such as acute arthritis. Since lupus is also a rheumatic disease, there are chances that CBD can heal people from this deadly condition. 

There is very little evidence to prove how CBD can help in the treatment of lupus. However, even the limited study on the topic has suggested that CBD is a good treatment for such a condition. If you want to learn more on the same, then this article is for you!

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