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Adie Rae (Wilson-Poe), Ph.D. is a neuroscientist at Legacy Research Institute in Portland, OR. With consistent funding from the NIH, she has studied chronic pain, addiction, and the pharmacology of opioids and cannabinoids for 15 years. She is also the co-founder of Smart Cannabis, which produces the most scientifically rigorous cannabis cup in the world, the Cultivation Classic.

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does weed kill brain cells

Does smoking weed kill brain cells?

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For more than a century, rumors have persisted about the supposed dangers of smoking marijuana. From the War on Drugs to cultural commentaries in film and media, smoking weed has often gotten a bad rap. Here we'll debunk the myths about smoking weed and dive...

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Does smoking weed cause acne?

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Acne is a frustrating skin condition for as many as 50 million Americans. While acne affects 85% of adolescents, chronic breakouts can persist into adulthood. Multiple factors can contribute to the formation of pimples on the face and body, but does smoking marijuana cause acne?...

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Cannabis and anxiety

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Cannabis has been emerging as an alternative to anxiety medications, many of which come with unpleasant side effects. In this article, we'll delve into the research on cannabis and anxiety, hear from patients who have consumed marijuana to treat their anxiety, and learn what the...

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Does weed give you a headache?

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One of the curiosities of cannabis is that it can lead to a range of responses in users. When it comes to headaches, some find that it alleviates pain, while others claim it exacerbates it. Anecdotes abound identifying cannabis as the culprit for kickstarting throbbing...

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The pros and cons of smoking weed

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To smoke or not to smoke? If you want to reap the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis while protecting your health, you've probably pondered the safety of smoking. Although a joint has long been the quickest and most convenient method of ingesting cannabis, mounting evidence...

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The differences between CBG vs. CBD

CBD

As our understanding of cannabis deepens, so too does our knowledge of cannabinoids. While both THC and CBD have had their moment in the spotlight, other lesser-known cannabinoids, such as CBG, are now starting to capture the interest of scientists and consumers.  Preclinical studies suggest...

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What is liposomal CBD?

CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an incredibly versatile cannabinoid with potential anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. Unfortunately, harnessing those beneficial qualities can be difficult for the body. CBD's molecular structure means that when it's swallowed, it's poorly absorbed compared with other cannabinoids such as THC. Liposomal CBD...

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Valencene

Valencene

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Valencene is a terpene with a heavy citrus aroma. Present in Valencia oranges, valencene is highly valued in the food industry as a strong citrus flavor additive. Valencene may offer anti-inflammatory, skin protectant and anti-allergic benefits. Classified as a sesquiterpene, valencene emits a full range of...

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terpinolene

Terpinolene

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Terpinolene ia a common terpene present in the cannabis plant that is recognizable for its woody aroma along with citrus and floral notes. Also referred to as alpha terpinolene, the terpene's effects may be mildly to moderately sedative. Terpinolene occurs naturally in sage, lilac, rosemary,...

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Sabinene

Sabinene

Plant

Sabinene ia a terpene derived from plants and trees, notably the holm oak and Norway spruce. Sabinene is a major constituent of carrot seed oil and occurs in lower concentrations in tea tree oil. The terpene has a spicy scent and flavor profile and has...

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