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Cannabis and University Research: Health Benefits of Cannabis

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Anything that is consumed in excess will result in risks, and this also applies to cannabis and its related products. However, there are many university researches claiming that the various benefits of cannabis will outweigh the said risks.

We will look into the many illnesses that medical marijuana/cannabis can treat, as well as the accompanying risks that come along with it.

Various Research – What They Say

History reveals that the use of marijuana or cannabis by humans as a form of treatment has started at least 3,000 years ago, as per the National Institute of Health.

At present, various governments around the world and their health departments claim that the benefits of cannabis are still unproven. Some of them have yet legalized the use of cannabis for medical or recreational purposes. Luckily, cannabis users in the United States do not have to worry, since the majority of the US states (26 states and the District of Columbia), have legalized the use of medical cannabis in a controlled way by approving the use of cannabidiol in 2018. Canada has fully legalized cannabis use, which have resulted in the establishment of various online cannabis dispensaries.

Medical Cannabis – Some Illnesses That It Can Treat

According to university researches, there are various illnesses that medical cannabis can treat with prescribed usage, and these are listed below:

Chronic Pain 

Pain is a common illness that medical marijuana/cannabis can treat. If left untreated, pain can cause disability to 25 million adults in the United States alone. Cannabis has been found to be very effective in treating this illness, according to university researches. 

Alcoholism and Drug Addiction 

It might sound unusual, but the proper use of cannabis can help patients with their alcohol or opioid addiction. However, the treatment for this illness is risky at best, since it can backfire to the patient and instead, can make the addiction worse. Therefore, it must be monitored.

Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Social Anxiety 

These illnesses are mental or psychological disorders that cannabis can help treat. Cannabis can relieve the accompanying symptoms of these illnesses. However, treatment of mental disorders such as bipolar disorder and psychosis should be monitored by a mental health professional.

Cancer 

Treatment with cannabis does not fully kill all existing cancer cells, but instead, slows down cancer cell growth (by some cannabinoids). The side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and vomiting can be alleviated by the use of cannabis.

Multiple Sclerosis 

MS is a chronic disease in which the body’s own antibodies target the organs in the central nervous system such as the the brain, the optic nerves, and the spinal cord. To treat this disease, the short-term use of cannabinoids is used, which can alleviate its symptoms. The effects of cannabinoids are positively modest at its best.

Epilepsy 

Treatment of this neurological disease usually focuses on its two known types, the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. These two types of epilepsy are notorious in the medical field due to the difficulty in controlling their seizures by different medications. The use of cannabinoid-mixed medications are effective in treating these two types of epilepsy.

Medical Cannabis – The Risks It Poses

Even though there are many illnesses that can be treated by cannabis, the use of cannabis also brings certain risks when used for a long time. Below are some of the risks that cannabis can bring about when used incorrectly:

Mental Health Problems 

Even though the above-mentioned mental disorders can be treated by cannabis, there are other mental problems that may experience worsening after exposure to it. These problems may include psychosis and schizophrenia. This will also apply to the accompanying symptoms that come along with psychosis, such as suicidal thoughts and depression. 

Testicular Cancer 

The continuous use of cannabis can lead to the development of a subtype of testicular cancer — a slow-growing seminoma. This is a germ-cell tumor of the testicle. However, there is no solid proof yet of this being the result of cannabis overuse. Nevertheless, it is highly advised for male cannabis consumers to take note of this problem.

Respiratory Diseases 

These are usually blamed on regular marijuana smoking, even though there is no solid proof to it yet. However, there is evidence that oversmoking marijuana, just like smoking tobacco, can bring about an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. It can also worsen lung functioning. There are also some university reports that this can also lead to lung cancer, but then again, there is no solid proof as of the moment. Therefore, moderate smoking of cannabis can help avoid these possible illnesses.

Conclusion – Good or Bad?

As seen in the sections above, there are various benefits and risks when it comes to the use of cannabis. However, not all of the information posted here is complete.  Additional years of study and research can further prove these benefits and risks, which can help current cannabis users review their use of marijuana/cannabis as a medical treatment.

Medical institutions and the federal government will still need to look into cannabis medical treatment. Luckily, there are countries that are now supporting the use of medical cannabis, such as some states in the US and Canada. 

Eventually, it will be the consumers who will have the last say on whether to use cannabis as a treatment or not. Also, their health and safety will also be a huge factor when it comes to their use of cannabis as treatment. 

References:

Multiple sclerosis (MS): Types, symptoms, and causes. (2020). Retrieved 7 May 2020, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/37556

Seminoma. (2020). Retrieved 7 May 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminoma
What are the health benefits and risks of cannabis?. (2020). Retrieved 7 May 2020, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320984#So,-is-marijuana-good-or-bad-for-your-health?

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High Expectations: A Journey Through the Cannabis Expo in Johannesburg

Exploring the Cannabis Landscape in Johannesburg South Africa

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Embarking on a journey through the vibrant cannabis landscape at the Cannabis Expo in Johannesburg was nothing short of extraordinary. From groundbreaking innovations to the palpable enthusiasm in the air, the event left an indelible mark on every attendee.

The expo showcased a myriad of cutting-edge cannabis products, each a testament to the industry’s relentless pursuit of excellence. From revolutionary cultivation techniques to colorful consumption devices and mouth watering edibles on sale.

Navigating through the bustling crowd, I had the privilege of engaging with industry pioneers. Their insights into the cannabis market’s evolution were not only enlightening but also provided a glimpse into the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.

Amidst the booths and displays, I witnessed the beating heart of Johannesburg’s cannabis community. Passionate advocates, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts gathered to share their experiences, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie.The expo was a melting pot of cultures and perspectives, a true reflection of the diverse tapestry that makes up South Africa’s cannabis community. From traditional rituals to modern practices, the event celebrated the rich heritage woven into the fabric of cannabis culture.

Embarking on a journey through the vibrant cannabis landscape at the Cannabis Expo in Johannesburg was nothing short of extraordinary. From groundbreaking innovations to the palpable enthusiasm in the air, the event left an indelible mark on every attendee.

The expo showcased a myriad of cutting-edge cannabis products, each a testament to the industry’s relentless pursuit of excellence. From revolutionary cultivation techniques to colorful consumption devices and mouth watering edibles on sale.

Navigating through the bustling crowd, I had the privilege of engaging with industry pioneers. Their insights into the cannabis market’s evolution were not only enlightening but also provided a glimpse into the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.

Amidst the booths and displays, I witnessed the beating heart of Johannesburg’s cannabis community. Passionate advocates, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts gathered to share their experiences, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie.The expo was a melting pot of cultures and perspectives, a true reflection of the diverse tapestry that makes up South Africa’s cannabis community. From traditional rituals to modern practices, the event celebrated the rich heritage woven into the fabric of cannabis culture.

As the day unfolded, it became evident that the cannabis community in Johannesburg is not just an industry; it’s a movement. The call to action, echoed through the vibrant atmosphere, resonated with a shared goal — to uplift and support one another. I extend an invitation to join hands in supporting the cannabis movement. Your contribution can pave the way for more events, more innovations, and a future where cannabis is embraced and understood.

In conclusion, attending the Cannabis Expo in Johannesburg was an immersive experience, an odyssey through the present and future of a rapidly evolving industry. From groundbreaking innovations to the heartbeat of a united community, every moment underscored the significance of cannabis in South Africa’s cultural narrative. As we move forward, let’s continue to support and celebrate the boundless potential that lies within the cannabis community.

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Unlocking the Potential: 6 Cannabis Products Redefining the Industry

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The cannabis industry has undergone a remarkable evolution, continually pushing the boundaries of innovation to meet diverse consumer preferences and needs. In recent times, six standout cannabis products have captured the hearts of enthusiasts and carved out their place in the limelight. While the smoke vape is a game-changer, the other five equally captivating products deserve exploration. Join us as we delve into these six cannabis products steadily gaining popularity and transforming the industry.

CBD Oil: Nature’s Therapeutic Treasure

In the dynamic world of cannabis, CBD oil takes center stage as a revered and widely discussed product. Renowned for its myriad benefits, CBD oil has garnered a global following. Unlike other cannabis products, CBD oil is THC-free, offering the advantages of cannabis without intoxication. Among its merits are anxiety reduction, pain relief, and improved sleep quality. With the potential to enhance overall well-being, CBD oil’s demand is on a continuous ascent.

Edibles: A Delicious Revolution

Edibles are rapidly gaining traction among those seeking the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without the need to smoke. The array of edibles is vast, ranging from delectable options like brownies and gummies to tea and popcorn. Their discreet nature allows individuals to consume them inconspicuously, and their effects tend to last longer compared to traditional smoking methods. As the demand for cannabis products rises, edibles have firmly established themselves in the industry.

Tinctures: A Versatile Elixir

Tinctures have emerged as a preferred choice among cannabis enthusiasts and advocates. Created by extracting active cannabis compounds using alcohol or glycerin, tinctures provide a discreet way to achieve rapid absorption by placing them under the tongue. Precise dosing and ease of use set tinctures apart from other cannabis products. Whether you seek natural pain relief, anxiety reduction, or a relaxing interlude, tinctures are a top choice for many cannabis users.

Vapes: A Breath of Fresh Air

Vape pens have taken center stage in the cannabis industry, celebrated for their portability, discretion, and a wide range of flavours. Vape pen technology has advanced significantly, allowing for precise temperature control and personalized dosage settings. For those preferring a smoke-free alternative to traditional cannabis consumption, vaping has become the preferred choice. Whether on the go or at home, vapes make cannabis consumption more accessible and enjoyable than ever before.

Topicals: Nourishing Through the Skin

Topicals, a recent addition to the world of cannabis products, have quickly gained favour among consumers. These products are applied to the skin, offering targeted relief for various issues, including pain, inflammation, and skincare concerns. Unlike other cannabis products, topicals do not induce a psychoactive effect, making them ideal for those seeking the benefits of cannabis without feeling altered. Ongoing research into their potential uses is expected to increase the popularity of topicals in the cannabis industry.

Concentrates: The Potent Powerhouses

Concentrates have taken the cannabis industry by storm, celebrated as one of the most ground-breaking products in recent years. Available in forms such as wax, shatter, and oil, concentrates have won over seasoned cannabis enthusiasts. Although their strength may give some pause, experienced users continuously seek new and exciting ways to explore the cannabis experience. Concentrates are clearly making a lasting impact on the industry, with no signs of slowing down.

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, fuelled by the popularity of innovative products, it’s no surprise that new offerings continually emerge. From topicals to edibles, the industry has transcended traditional flowers and hash. The combined impact of legalization and growing public acceptance has paved the way for creative creations in both recreational and medical cannabis sectors. As we witness this ever-evolving industry, it’s an exciting journey to anticipate the emergence of new cannabis products that will leave an indelible mark on consumers and the industry as a whole.

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Embracing Freedom: Burna Boy’s $5 Million Dubai Offer Rejection

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Burna Boy, the celebrated Afro-fusion Grammy awarded artist from Nigeria, made headlines when he courageously declined a staggering $5 million performance offer in Dubai. What fueled this remarkable decision? His unwavering passion for personal freedom and an unapologetic commitment to his values.

In a  viral video Burna Boy can be seen jamming with his band , during this impromptu performance he shocked his fans by revealing that he had rejected a multimillion-dollar offer to perform in Dubai due to a seemingly unconventional reason – his desire to smoke weed.

Burna Boy has always been vocal about his affection for marijuana, which he views as a tool for self-expression and creative inspiration. However, there was a significant catch to the Dubai offer – the stringent anti-drug laws that would prohibit him from indulging in his passion while on stage.

Burna Boy’s refusal of the offer was an unequivocal stance in defense of his artistic freedom. This decision demonstrated his unwavering dedication to his values, even as he ventured into the cannabis industry, introducing his own brand, BRKFAST, in the United States just last year.

Burna Boy’s choice evoked a mix of responses. Some lauded him for remaining true to his principles, viewing it as a testament to his authenticity as an artist. In contrast, others questioned his decision, highlighting the substantial financial security he sacrificed. Nevertheless, Burna Boy’s resolute decision underscored his commitment to his craft and personal values.

Though he might have forfeited a substantial $5 million, Burna Boy’s integrity remained. His unwavering commitment to his principles continues to inspire those who place artistic freedom above material gain. His journey serves as a poignant reminder that personal principles can often hold more value than monetary wealth, underscoring the potency of individuality and the courage to uphold one’s convictions, irrespective of the cost.

In the end, it was about more than just declining a lucrative booking for Burna Boy. It was about staying authentic to himself, a choice that he deemed priceless.

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