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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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Is vaping MCT oil dangerous?

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Vaping illness has been a frequent topic in the news since August of 2019 when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) began tracking cases. Formally called EVALI — e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury — the condition has affected thousands of vape product consumers,...

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First time smoking weed? Start here

Introduction

Any varsity stoner will tell you that now is a great time to get into cannabis. With recreational legalization sweeping the States, an introduction to cannabis no longer necessitates a clandestine search for a reliable dealer. Instead, novice users are faced with an abundance of...

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What does it feel like to be high?

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Whether you're new to the world of weed or a seasoned toker, you might be curious about how people feel when they're high on cannabis. Here you'll learn what the science says about how it feels to be high on weed and the factors that...

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How to make a cannabis tincture

How to make a cannabis tincture

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From CBD balms to cannabutter, the weed world is filled with DIY projects that you can create in your kitchen. In this step-by-step guide, you'll learn all about cannabis tinctures, including how tinctures work, the benefits of cannabis tinctures, and how to make a tincture...

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How much CBD should I vape? What the experts say

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Vaping is a popular way of consuming cannabidiol (CBD) for two obvious reasons: it offers a healthier option than smoking while still providing a quick onset of effects. If you just bought your first CBD vape or are looking to try vaping for the first...

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How many milligrams of THC are in a joint?

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If you're smoking a joint to enjoy the psychoactive effects of THC, then you might want to know how much of the potent cannabinoid is in a typical smoke. Here you'll learn how to calculate the amount of THC in a joint and understand what...

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Identifying the symptoms of THC withdrawal

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Cannabis is not widely regarded as an addictive drug, but withdrawal can still occur for frequent consumers. In particular, regular consumption of strains high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, can increase the likelihood of withdrawal symptoms. Here you'll learn how to...

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Are synthetic weed and synthetic cannabinoids the same?

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As cannabis legalization began taking root across the United States, a number of impostor products commonly referred to as K2 or Spice started popping up. So, what's the deal with all the synthetic weed? Synthetic marijuana is usually made of a mixture of herbs, spices,...

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The side effects of THC

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THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Simply stated, it is the part of the plant that gets you high. THC-rich cannabis strains can produce enjoyable sensations from mild relaxation to total euphoria. But does THC have any negative side effects? Here you'll...

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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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