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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.

The positive effects of the availability of cannabis/CBD on cancer patients in MI can't be understated. Thanks to Michigan's laws on marijuana legalization, any cancer patient can access cannabis in edible or smokable form to relieve the symptoms of traditional treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. As more research is conducted that shows the positive effects of cannabis use, more doctors and patients are embracing the use of cannabis as part of cancer treatment and recovery.

In the month of November, Green Stem Provisioning is “Rolling It Up for Justice” by collecting donations for a program called The Last Prisoner Project. This organization works to help release individuals who are incarcerated for non-violent cannabis crimes.

As the state of Michigan continues to rake in money from the sale of recreational marijuana, many people in the state wonder why it is that the cannabis products they buy aren't decreasing in price. For those who shop for marijuana often, it may seem that the cost of cannabis products is too high and stays that way over time. Compared to the price of marijuana in other states where it is legal, it's true that Michigan can be more expensive, especially when compared with states like Colorado or Oregon. These states have well established recreational marijuana programs and plenty of supply to feed the market after years of working out the kinks in the system.

Cannabis provides a variety of medicinal benefits including treating pain, relieving anxiety, insomnia, migraines, digestive issues, just to list a few. It is also enjoyed by people because they enjoy the relaxing effects. Marijuana use is growing in popularity, becoming more mainstream and publicly accepted as more and more states (33 and the District of Columbia), including Michigan have legalized its use for both medical and recreational use. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States that tens of millions of people use. In fact, according to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, "about half of Americans, approximately 78 million people, claimed to have used marijuana at some point in their lifetime."

If you're a senior citizen who is getting ready to try marijuana for the first time in decades, you might be surprised by the other customers you see in the store with you. All across the nation, and here in Michigan, seniors make up a large portion of the people purchasing marijuana products. While some may just be looking to have fun by experimenting with the legal cannabis products, the majority are there to seek a natural form of relief from medical ailments.

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.

The latest change to Michigan's laws impacts past marijuana users more than current ones. Expungement of cannabis related convictions was an important issue for candidates during the most recent Governor's election, and in October 2020, a law was passed by the Governor to help expunge convictions for cannabis related offenses that occurred prior to 2018. This does not mean that everyone who has a prior conviction for marijuana related offenses will have their record expunged. Those with criminal records will have to apply to have charges expunged and wait for a response from the state.

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.

With many different types of medical marijuana products on the market, understanding what each one is, how potent they are and the best ways to consume them can be difficult. At your local dispensary, you may see a variety of cannabis concentrates, which are extracted directly from the plant before it is dried and cured. Live resin concentrates are one of the newest products for those who may not want to consume flower or edible forms of cannabis. Read on to learn more about what live resin is, how it is made and how you can use it.

One of the first questions you'll encounter when you start purchasing medical marijuana is whether you prefer an indica, sativa or a hybrid strain. If you're new to the world of marijuana or have only purchased it from unlicensed sellers who only offer one strain, you may not be aware of what these terms mean and how the strains differ. Understanding the difference between each of the types of cannabis plants can help you have a better experience when you purchase and use the product.

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.

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