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A large part of the choice between smoking and vaping comes down to an individual user's personal preference, but there are other factors that can impact which one you choose. Understanding the long term effects of using cannabis and the different methods of consumption before you choose one or the other to use on a regular basis will help you make an informed decision you can be comfortable with over the long term. Here are a few things you should know about each method of smoking cannabis and how they work before selecting one.

Anxiety is more than feeling stressed out for a day or two. Millions of people worldwide are diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) which is defined by the Mayo Clinic as, "excessive, ongoing anxiety and worry that are difficult to control and interfere with day-to-day activities." They continue to explain that the symptoms vary from person to person, but if not treated can worsen over time causing both serious emotional and physical issues. Treatment for GAD traditionally includes a combination of prescription medication and behavior therapy.

Vape pens or harsh oil pens are designed as a vaporizer for cannabis and oils. These handheld devices use battery power to turn liquid and oil into a vapor that is inhaled into the lungs. Vape pens are not all created equally and there are many varieties on the market designed for many different products. They are called pens because their small compact design looks similar to a writing pen. Today, we’re breaking down the anatomy of a standard vape pen meant to fill with cannabis oil.

According to the Mayo Clinic, "depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest and affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems." And according to the World Health Organization 264 million people affected by this debilitating disorder. Through the years medical professionals have treated depression in many different ways including prescription medicines and behavioral therapy.

Cooking with cannabis can be somewhat intimidating for beginners but once you know the basics, you will see that cannabis is simply another ingredient for your favorite recipes. Since you are interested in learning more about cooking with cannabis, here are some basics to get you started on your recipe for success.

Taking time to take care of your cannabis will make the difference between a good experience or not so good experience. It doesn't matter if you grow your own and are looking for proper storage protocol or buy different buds from local dispensaries and need to store it in-between visits. There are a few basics to follow. Here is a quick guide.

In 2008, medical use of marijuana was legalized in Michigan under the Michigan Compassionate Care Initiative. This measure, approved by 63% of voters, allows anyone diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana for medical use.

Now that people in Michigan can legally purchase and possess cannabis-based products, the question arises, where can I buy the CBD products I want for my medical or recreational use? Though some cities and towns have local ordinances limiting the sale of products made with marijuana, CBD, or cannabis, there are more than 200 authorized cannabis dispensaries in Michigan.

It is the rebirth of the cannabis age after it was kept under the shadows for almost a century. Unlike other legal drugs, the information on cannabis are so recent and they keep changing and shifting as fast as they appear. The legal status of marijuana in the U.S is still under confusion as they are not yet universal and standardized. The FDA has not developed any regulation for CBD products and confusion still lingers even in the states that have legalized marijuana. People are looking for the information on marijuana more than the marijuana itself because they want to get it right before diving in.

In the wellness world, CBD products is the new gem in town. In fact, it has been described as the ‘green boom’ that is available in a variety of forms ranging from oils to tinctures, edibles, creams, capsules, ointments and concentrates. Everyone wants to have a slice of this golden cake but as with anything new, you need to test the depth of the waters with one leg and not both. In other words, the cannabis industry is not yet regulated and you can be sold anything from powdered sugar to vegetable oil in the name of CBD hemp oil.

Using cannabis is not about picking any product that you land your eyes on and expecting everything to be all right. There are many factors that you will need to consider in order to reap the full benefits of cannabis. The kind of strain and dosage that you use are great determinants of your cannabis journey. They can make it smooth or fill it with ups and downs depending on how you use it.

The traditional method of consuming cannabis is by smoking. As old as it may be, 12% of American adults still prefer the smoking route. A large percentage of these people are male liberals between the ages of 18-29 years old. 1 in 8 of this group of people reports vaping regularly with vaping being the favorite method among the teens. Neither smoking nor vaping are healthy methods of consuming any form of drugs and its increased popularity especially among the teens has come with a spike in lung injuries and respiratory problems.

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