CBD and GABA- The Science Behind the Serenity

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High CBD Cannabis….Shock Trauma

CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis. It is often used and known for its medicinal effects, as although it provides all sorts of physiological relief and relaxation, it is not a psychoactive compound, such as THC is. There are still many skeptics, even after decades of formal and professional research, regarding the therapeutic effects of CBD on the body and brain. CBD is known best for its calming and pain-relieving properties. What happens scientifically, though, and how does this serve as proof of it providing authentic, sought-after effects?

CBD acts on the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, but it’s often neglected to mention that CBD increases the amount of GABA in the brain.

GABA?

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Cannabis Extracts

GABA stands for Gamma Aminobutyric Acid. It is the brain’s natural benzodiazepine- an amino acid that serves as an important neurotransmitter which affects our lives in many ways, daily. Its function is to reduce excitably within the nervous system. By lessening electrical activity within the nervous system, as opposed to glutamate, increased GABA can aid in the prevention of seizures, inhibit the activity in the brain that causes migraines, calm one from the effects of anxiety, and possess the opportunity to have a great night’s rest. This is why you see or hear of people who suffer from epilepsy, anxiety disorders, insomnia, and more, using CBD to utilize its undeniably positive improvement of symptoms associated with its functions in the brain.

The connection between CBD and GABA is one of the main reasons that CBD is, actually, as beneficial to the body and mind as it is. This connection leads to a much better understanding of the peaceful, sedating effects of CBD to cannabis enthusiasts and critics alike. This has, gratefully and inevitably lead to an exponential growth in CBD consumers. It has maintained its reputation of a wonderful and trusted herbal medicine, as the improvement to one’s life that CBD can provide, is miraculous.

The New Cannabis Market….High CBD Cannabis Strains

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Phytocannabinoids accumulating in the resin of cannabis plants are made naturally in the human body.

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Cannabis Concentrates High in CBD

That’s actually the reason why humans have such strong interactions with cannabinoids. There is a network of receptors in our body that cause all of the different things that you experience.

The two most common and researched chemicals are THC and CBD.

Anecdotal evidence shows that THC is the most psychoactive of the two, while CBD is more relaxing and homeopathic.

Today?s genetics provide THC content levels hovering around 30%. New users that aren?t used to the intoxicating effects of THC may want to start with lower levels and or a higher mix of CBD.

CBD seems to have a leveling out effect on THC intoxication. Studies have shown remarkable positive effects for people who ingest the acid form of THC and CBD.

These effects typically take 3 to 4 weeks which is typical of your current SSRI?s. Consuming this raw form from juicing or capsule form has even show positive impacts on the behavior of ?rowdy? children.

However, smoking or decarboxylation of cannabis is the traditional form of ingestion and produces a unique high dependent on the levels of THC. THC acid preparations tinctures are a great way for people to try cannabis for the first time. THC acid has some pretty substantial anti-inflammatory properties and may have some antispastic properties as well.

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Shock Trauma Cannabis Strain

If you’re juicing flowers you do need to add a little bit of water into your blender as well or some juicers can actually get hot and activate the THC acid.

THC as a therapy, you have to try it for a while to make sure you’re actually experiencing a benefit. For many patients is actually up to three to four weeks after daily use that they truly start to experience the benefits.

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CBD Sweet and Sour Widow

Daily use of THC acid and CBD (acid or decarboxylated) and then decarboxylated THC for flare-ups, usually works best for most patients regardless of the chronic condition.

Using opioids for the least amount of time necessary to treat pain and then switching to THC is changing the landscape of opioid addiction.

If you are in the bipolar Spectrum, you will definitely need to discuss THC use with your doctor beforehand as it can make anxiety worse. However, there is anecdotal evidence that CBD is very helpful for anxiety.

Since we still know so little about brain chemistry, you may need some guidance and experimentation to find what ratios of THC and CBD work for you.

The culmination of these symptoms and the use of chemical extraction techniques has made high CBD strains a hot commodity.

Its a new market that many are cashing in, and selling strains that are high in CBD like the strains Shock Trauma Regular Cannabis Seeds, and CBD Sweet And Sour Widow Regular Cannabis Seeds.

Is Cannabis a Drug?

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Guest Post By Travis, Thanks Travis

If you asked 100 people if marijuana is a drug you may not get a hundred answers; however, you would be guaranteed to get more than your fair share of opinions on the subject.

Whether you ask life-long potheads, businesspersons, laypeople, or stay-at-homers, almost everyone seems to have some opinion on pot.

So? Is it a drug?

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Sour Plums Cannabis

I hope you’re sitting down, because yes it is!

Regardless if it is smoked, eaten, or somehow otherwise ingested; regardless if it’s THC or CBD, marijuana is a drug.

You may be saying your “I told you so’s” right now. Conversely, you may be furiously formulating your hate mail. Either way, let me explain myself.

Drugs are taken literally everyday by millions of people. Big pharma gets away with promoting several daily used drugs that are widely accepted.

However, mention marijuana and hackles rise. So why are some drugs accepted and others are not?

Dictionary.com defines a drug as (among several other things), “any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or other animals.”

Marijuana definitely falls into this definition, no?

Mitigation of cancer symptoms and treatment of side effects sound familiar. What about this one:

“Pharmacology- a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of a disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being.”

That’s marijuana if I ever heard it!

The question is WHY does marijuana enhance well-being? Why does it help millions of cancer patients world-wide?

The short answer is THC and CBD.

I could get into all of the plethora of cannabinoids that attach to receptors in your body and brain but this is not a science class.

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychoactive effects.

CBD stands for cannabidiol.

CBD is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. Both CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure CBD doesn?t create a ?high? effect or any form of intoxication.

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Sour 60 Purple Pheno Cannabis

It is used medically for several things including anxiety, anti-seizure, PTSD, and pain relief.

As with any drug, side effects are possible. These can include: dizziness, in rare cases hallucinations, low blood pressure, and withdrawal symptoms such as irritability and insomnia.

Studies are finally coming out with more information about cannabis. Stay informed!

So marijuana is a drug.

Unless you are a complete naturalist chances are you ingest some “drug” in your daily life.

Caffeine, nicotine, and sugar all alter your body chemistry and are therefore drugs.

You have to decide for yourself if the benefits of this drug outweigh the risks and side effects for you.

This is especially true if your state hasn’t at least legalized marijuana for medicinal use.

In states where marijuana is legal for recreational use: Congratulations!

Smoke some for the poor unfortunates in other states that don’t have your luck.

And, as always, Stay lit!

Cannabis And The Coronavirus, What Do We Know?

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Well, I am no expert on the Coronavirus by any means. Everyone is still learning! So, I am not going to bore you with what little I know, but instead, going to share all the pertinent info I can find online.

So without farther ado….

Coronavirus Crisis Shows Marijuana Is ?Essential? And Mainstream

How Cannabis Users Can Prevent Coronavirus

Expert answers: can cannabis and CBD affect coronavirus?

4 Ways Coronavirus Can Affect the Marijuana Industry

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Marijuana Stocks Outperform The S&P During Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 and cannabis: can CBD be used to help ward off or treat the coronavirus?

Coronavirus and Cannabis: How Pot Is Impacted by a Pandemic

Colorado?s Marijuana Dispensary Sales Grow During Coronavirus Pandemic

Cannabis and coronavirus: Here?s what you need to know