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Medical Marijuana Legal States and their Qualifying Conditions (2019 UPDATE!)

Medical Marijuana Legal States and their Qualifying Conditions

While countries such as Poland, Italy, and Australia are well on their way to legalizing medical marijuana (following in the wake of Canada and Uruguay), it is unclear whether or not the U.S. has even contemplated the move. On a federal level, rule-makers seem adamant about leaving the plant classed as a Schedule 1 drug. When it comes to individual states, however, it is an entirely different story.

The difference between state and federal marijuana law is causing so much confusion that most people literally cannot keep up with which states have legalized marijuana, which are legal recreationally, and which are in the process of implementing a medical marijuana program.

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Medical Marijuana Legal States and their Qualifying Conditions

  • ALASKA
  • ARIZONA
  • ARKANSAS
  • CALIFORNIA
  • COLORADO
  • CONNECTICUT
  • DELAWARE
  • FLORIDA
  • HAWAII
  • ILLINOIS
  • LOUISIANA
  • MAINE
  • MARYLAND
  • MASSACHUSETTS
  • MICHIGAN
  • MINNESOTA
  • MISSOURI
  • MONTANA
  • NEVADA
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE
  • NEW JERSEY
  • NEW MEXICO
  • NEW YORK
  • NORTH DAKOTA
  • OHIO
  • OKLAHOMA
  • OREGON
  • PENNSYLVANIA
  • RHODE ISLAND
  • UTAH
  • VERMONT
  • WASHINGTON
  • WEST VIRGINIA
  • WASHINGTON D.C.
  • PUERTO RICO

Legal Marijuana States (Recreational)

| “The difference between state and federal law is causing so much confusion that most people don’t fully understand what ‘legalized marijuana’ even means…”

For example, while states such as Alabama and Mississippi seem as if they are decades away from legalizing any form of marijuana, others (like Oklahoma) are trying to fast-track MMJ programs in an effort to bring in more tax revenue.

The situation is far from cut-&-dry, however, and as every state enforces its own laws, it is often too confusing to know the exact laws and which medical conditions qualify in which states. Last month alone, for example, there were approximately 10,000 searches on Google for the words “medical marijuana states, ” and one of the top questions asked was, “What states have medical marijuana?”

In this article, we make an effort to clear up all the confusion once and for all. Here are the state-by-state qualifying conditions for all 33 states where medical marijuana is legal.

Medical Marijuana Legal States and their Qualifying Conditions

Medical Marijuana Legal States and their Qualifying Conditions

1. ALASKA

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis

*Treatment for any of the above conditions, as well as any “chronic or debilitating disease or treatment of such diseases which produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following”:

  • Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)
  • Chronic or severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Persistent muscle spasms (relating to MS)

2. ARIZONA

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease

*A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes any one of the following:

  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Severe and chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures/epilepsy
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms (including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis)

3. ARKANSAS

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • PTSD
  • Severe arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Intractable pain (pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment or surgical measures for more than six (6) months)
  • Severe nausea
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Persistent muscle spasms (including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis)

*Any other medical condition or its treatment which is approved by the Department of Health.

4. CALIFORNIA

*No specific qualifying conditions – the use of medical marijuana and issuance of an MMJ card in California is up to the discretion of the physician.

5.COLORADO

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe pain
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

6. CONNECTICUT

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal cord damage / Intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy / Incontrollable seizures
  • Cachexia / Wasting Syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome w/ Chronic Radiculopathy
  • Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • ALS
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care
  • Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia
  • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache
  • Intractable Headache Syndromes
  • Neuropathic Facial Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

7. DELAWARE

  • Terminal illness
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Decompensated cirrhosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS / Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Autism (w/ self-injurious or aggressive behavior)
  • Glaucoma
  • Chronic Debilitating Migraines

*A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe, debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measure for more than three months, or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects.
  • Intractable nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis

8. FLORIDA

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those above
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persists beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition

9. HAWAII

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Lupus
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • PTSD

*The treatment of these conditions or a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures/epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms (including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease)

10. ILLINOIS

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Residual limb pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seizures (including those characteristic of Epilepsy)
  • Severe fibromyalgia
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis)
  • Spinal cord injury is damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome

11. LOUISIANA

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Seizure disorders / epilepsy
  • Spasticity
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-traumatic disorder (PTSD)

*Any of these four conditions associated with autism spectrum disorder:

  • Repetitive or self-stimulatory behavior of such severity that the physical health of the person with autism is jeopardized
  • Avoidance of others or inability to communicate of such severity that the physical health of the person with autism is jeopardized
  • Self-injuring behavior
  • Physically aggressive or destructive behavior

12. MAINE

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Nail-patella syndrome or the treatment of these conditions;
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces intractable pain, which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medical or surgical measures for more than 6 months

*A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures (including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy)

*Any other medical condition or its treatment as approved by the DHHS, or:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • Other diseases causing severe and persistent muscle spasms

13. MARYLAND

  • Cachexia / wasting syndrome
  • Anorexia
  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic pain

14. MASSACHUSETTS

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Other conditions as approved by a qualifying patient’s physician

15. MICHIGAN

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Chronic pain
  • Colitis / UC
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Parkinson’s
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Nail Patella, or the treatment of the following conditions:
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that  results in wasting syndrome; severe and chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, and  severe and persistent muscle spasms.

16. MINNESOTA

  • Cancer (associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting syndrome)
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Seizures/epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness (with a probable life expectancy of less than one year)
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Autism
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

*If your illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following, you must suffer from cancer or a terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year in order to qualify for the program:

  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Nausea or severe vomiting
  • Cachexia or severe wasting

17. MISSOURI

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Intractable migraines
  • Chronic pain or persistent muscle spasms (including those associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome)
  • Debilitating psychiatric disorders (including but not limited to PTSD)
  • HIV / AIDS
  • A medical condition typically treated with prescription drugs that could lead to physical or psychological dependence
  • Any terminal illness
  • Any other chronic debilitating medical condition, including but not limited to: Hepatitis C / ALS / Irritable Bowel Syndrome / Crohn’s disease / Huntington’s disease / Autism / Neuropathy / Sickle cell anemia / Alzheimer’s disease / Cachexia / Wasting syndrome

18. MONTANA

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe chronic pain
  • Intractable nausea or vomiting
  • Epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • A central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms
  • Admittance into hospice care
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

19. NEVADA

  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Cachexia (general physical wasting and malnutrition from chronic disease)
  • Persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis)
  • Seizures (including epilepsy)
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe pain
  • Additional conditions as subject to approval by the Nevada DPBH (Division of Public and Behavioral Health)

20. NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury (TMI)
  • Epilepsy
  • Lupus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

*One or more injuries or conditions that has resulted in one of the following qualifying symptoms, or a severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following:

  • Elevated intraocular pressure (glaucoma)
  • Cachexia / Wasting syndrome
  • Chemotherapy-induced anorexia
  • Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures, or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
  • Constant or severe nausea
  • Moderate to severe vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Severe  or persistent muscle spasms

“Qualifying medical condition” can also mean:

  • Moderate to severe chronic pain
  • Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
  • Moderate or severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

21. NEW JERSEY

  •  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Terminal cancer
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Any terminal illness with a prognosis of less than 12 months
  • Seizure disorders (including epilepsy)
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Glaucoma (if traditional medicine has failed)
  •  Severe or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea or vomiting
  • Wasting syndrome caused by HIV/AIDS and cancer
  •  Anxiety
  •  Migraines
  •  Tourette’s syndrome
  •  Chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders (including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and opioid use disorder)
  •  Chronic pain of “visceral origin” (including pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome and bowel dysfunction)

22. NEW MEXICO

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • HCV infection and receiving antiviral treatment currently
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Hospice Care
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  • Intractable Nausea/Vomiting
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord
  • Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Severe Chronic Pain
  • Severe Anorexia
  • Cachexia
  • Spasmodic Torticollis (Cervical Dystonia)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

23. NEW YORK

  • Cancer
  • HIV infection or AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury with spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Chronic pain

*Any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed, or for which a severe debilitating or life-threatening condition is accompanied by one or more of the following conditions or complications:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • PTSD or opioid use disorder (only if enrolled in a treatment program certified pursuant to Article 32 of the Mental Hygiene Law)

24. NORTH DAKOTA

Program is in progress and is not yet operational; dispensaries are estimated to begin opening statewide in the first quarter of 2019. (For the most up-to-date information, check this link).

25. OHIO

Program is NOT YET OPERATIONAL, but dispensaries are set to begin opening January 15, 2019.

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) / Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV-AIDS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Chronic pain or severe/intractable pain
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spinal cord disease or injury
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

[Check here for the most up-to-date information on Qualifying Conditions for Ohio]. 

26. OKLAHOMA

Application and recommendation must be submitted by a licensed Oklahoma physician. There are currently no specific qualifying conditions (recommendations are left up to the discretion of the physician).

[You can access the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Patient Application here].

27. OREGON

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following: 

  • Cachexia (a weight-loss disease that can be caused by HIV or cancer)
  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
  • Persistent muscle spasm, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis

28. PENNSYLVANIA

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Cancer, including remission therapy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV / AIDS.
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness

29. RHODE ISLAND

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe, debilitating, chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation related to Alzheimer’s Disease

30. UTAH

Program is NOT YET OPERATIONAL. Utah’s medical marijuana program was voted into law November 2018, but the program is not expected to be implemented until  March 1, 2020. Specific qualifying conditions have yet to be determined.

31. VERMONT

  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Glaucoma
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease

Or the treatment of ANY ONE OF THE ABOVE conditions, or if the disease or the treatment results in severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms of:

  • PTSD (provided the applicant is undergoing psychotherapy or counseling with a licensed mental health care provider)
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures

32. WASHINGTON

  • Cancer
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Spasticity disorders
  • Intractable pain (limited for the purpose of this chapter to mean pain unrelieved by standard medical treatments and medications)
  • Glaucoma
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Hepatitis C

Other diseases which result in:

  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Wasting
  • Appetite loss
  • Cramping
  • Seizures
  • Muscle spasms / spasticity
  • Chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

33. WEST VIRGINIA

No specific qualifying conditions: patients must be diagnosed with a “serious medical condition” as certified by a physician. Click here to access the official West Virginia MMJ application.

34. WASHINGTON D.C.

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Glaucoma
  • Conditions characterized by severe and persistent muscle spasms, such as multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer

Medical treatments that qualify for the use of medical marijuana:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Use of azidothymidine or protease inhibitors
  • Radiotherapy

35. PUERTO RICO

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Hepatitis C
  • Arthritis
  • Anorexia

As of early 2019, there are currently 10 recreational states in the U.S. These include:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Vermont
  • Washington

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5 Best Marijuana Strains for Sleep Apnea (2019 Update)

What is Sleep Apnea?

The word “apnea” literally means “without breath.” Approximately 42 million American adults suffer from sleep – disordered breathing (SDB), and according to Berger Henry, 1 in 5 adults has mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

In general, there are three types of apnea:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea – This is the most common of the three. It occurs when soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep
  • Central Sleep Apnea – This type of apnea is caused by a blockage in the airway. With CSA the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe
  • Mixed Sleep Apnea – As the name implies MSA is a combination of the two.

Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. After the pause, normal breathing will resume with a snort or choking sound.

Sleep Apnea tends to affect men over the age of 40, but it can hit people of all ages. Furthermore, those that suffer from sleep apnea have also been known to have:

  • Obese (BMI>30)
  • Diagnosed with hypertension
  • Use alcohol or sedatives often
  • Smoke
  • Have family history of OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Outcomes

It is important to treat apnea as it can lead to serious sleep disorders that can lead to significant heart problems. According to a recent article by Sleep & Breathing, quoted on the HuffingtonPost,
people with untreated, severe OBS are more than two times more likely to die from heart disease.

Untreated Sleep Apnea can lead to heart failure, elevated blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, resistant hypertension, diabetes, and stroke.

Conventional Medical Treatment

Marijuana Sleep Apnea
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Fortunately, nowadays are now different treatments that can help alleviate sleep apnea. One of the most commonly prescribed treatments for sleep apnea is CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). CPAP is a mask that fits over the nose and/or mouth, and gently blows air into your airway allowing you to breathe at a more steady rate. Most primary care doctors will recommend this form of treatment as it doesn’t involve intrusive medical procedures or medications.

Medical Marijuana and Sleep Apnea

Over the last couple of years, cannabis has gained traction in the medical arena, and it is now being suggested that specific strains could help combat sleep apnea.

In 2002, researchers at the University of Illinois published findings showing that THC and oleamide were effective in stabilizing respiration in mice during their entire cycle of sleep. What was interesting, was the fact that delta9THC managed to reduce the apnea index during NREM and REM sleep stages, by 42% and 58%, respectively. Another breakthrough appeared in 2013, when Dr. David Carley showed that THCdronabinol is safe, well-tolerated, and reduces AHI by approximately a third over 3 weeks of oral therapy. in selected patients with OSA.

5 Best Marijuana Strains for Sleep Apnea

Thanks to the evolution of the marijuana industry there are now quite a few different cannabis strains on the market that can help with sleeping disorders or sleep apnea. Just remember; it is extremely important to consult with a marijuana doctor about your specific condition before you consider medical marijuana as a treatment.

Cannabis Strain #1 – OG Kush.

OG Kush Marijuana Strain

This marijuana strain will appear on every list, and it can help a variety of medical problems, not just sleep disorders. OG Kush is a hybrid cannabis strain containing 90% percent Indica and 10% Sativa. It’s the perfect “chill down” pill and is known to help its patients unwind. Furthermore, you can find this strain in virtually every dispensary.

Cannabis Strain #2 – Blackberry Kush

The next cannabis strain on our list is Blackberry Kush. Similar to OG Kush this is a hybrid marijuana strain that leans towards Indica. The cannabis strain is incredibly potent, and its 20% THC content offer its patients an amazing dose of high. It is known that if you smoke too much of this marijuana strain, you’re going to fall asleep in no time. The buds on this cannabis strain are dense, covered with trichomes and red hairs. It has a fruity sweet taste like grape or berry with a smooth feel that is less likely to lead to coughing.

Cannabis Strain #3 – Northern Lights

Northern Lights Marijuana Strain

This is really an old-school marijuana strain and has been around since…well, who knows! It is an inbred descendant of the original Afghani landrace cannabis strain and is rich with goodness. THC levels can reach 19%, and its impact is almost immediate felt giving it’s patient a powerful body effect together with an amazing euphoric and relaxation feeling. Northern lights is known to be an effective cannabis strain for Insomnia, chronic pain and anxiety. It is also known to be used by those that suffer from Sleep Apnea. If you live on the west coast, you will find this popular cannabis strain in every dispensary.

Cannabis Strain #4 – Grape Ape

As the name says, Grape Ape tastes like deep purple sweet grapes. It is a crossbreed of Mendocino Purps, Skunk, and original Afghani, making it more Indica then Sativa (90%/10%). This cannabis strain has pure goodness and treats a plethora of medical conditions including; chronic pain, migraines, and arthritis. It provides a relaxing experience and is known to lead to a deep sleep. This is classed as the night-time strain and therefore is on our list for one of the strains that help sleep apnea.

Cannabis Strain #5 – Critical Kush

Known for having an earthy and spicy feel, this strain is a mix of THC and CBD goodness (25%, 1%), that will definitely calm your body down sending you off for a good nights sleep. Due to its potent effects is perfect for combating stress, chronic pain, depression and injuries which are all associated with sleep apnea.

Final Thoughts About Cannabis and Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea isn’t a condition that should be untreated. Apart from leading to different health issues, it is also responsible for lowering the performance of your day to day capabilities and can seriously impact lifestyle.

We hope that these 5 cannabis strains provide some relief and if you have any other recommendations be sure to share them with us on our Facebook Page.

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Marijuana Moment is a wire service assembled by Tom Angell, a marijuana legalization activist and journalist covering marijuana reform nationwide. The views expressed by Angell or Marijuana Moment are neither endorsed by the Globe nor do they reflect the Globe’s views on any subject area.

With the results of November’s midterm elections, which marijuana basically won, 10 states have now legalized cannabis for adults, while 33 allow medical use. Those victories at the ballot box capped a year in which the fight to reform prohibitionist cannabis policies advanced significantly at the state, federal, and international levels.The tally of states that allow the use of marijuana is poised to jump in a big way again in 2019, largely because a slew of pro-legalization candidates for governor also won at the ballot box on Election Day, giving cannabis reform bills a huge boost toward being signed into law sooner rather than later.

“2019 could be a banner year for legalization via state legislatures,” Mason Tvert, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in an e-mail. “Several states across multiple regions of the country are strongly considering ending prohibition and regulating marijuana for adult use. A growing number of state lawmakers and governors are either getting behind these efforts or coming to the realization that they cannot hold them up much longer. The steady growth of public support we’ve been seeing around the country will likely translate into some major state-level victories for marijuana policy reform.” Governor-elect Ned Lamont said during his campaign that marijuana legalization is “an idea whose time has come.” He followed that up after his win on Election Day by pledging during a transition press conference that moving on the issue will be one of his “priorities” in 2019.

Meanwhile, the state Senate president, who sponsored a legalization bill last year that didn’t move under unsupportive — but outgoing — incumbent Governor Dannel Malloy, says that passing a bill next year is “a significant revenue item” for the state.

Even the House Republican deputy minority leader, who opposes legalization, says he “would think it would pass” when it is brought to a vote on the floor. “Many of those opposed to legalization have left the Legislature.”

Illinois
Incoming Governor J.B. Pritzker made support for legalizing marijuana a centerpiece of his campaign, beginning in the primary race against fellow Democrats. At one point he even held a press conference outside of a medical cannabis dispensary.Shortly after Election Day, Pritzker confirmed that he wants to pursue legalization “nearly right away” when the new legislature convenes.

And the state House speaker, who until now has been noncommittal on ending cannabis prohibition, says he’s on board with the incoming governor’s marijuana plans.

A study from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois determined last month that legalizing marijuana would create 24,000 jobs, generate more than $500 million in tax revenue, and infuse roughly $1 billion into the state economy overall by 2020.

Minnesota
Incoming Governor Tim Walz, who is taking over for an outgoing Democratic governor who opposes legalization, has pledged to “replace the current failed policy with one that creates tax revenue, grows jobs, builds opportunities for Minnesotans, protects Minnesota kids, and trusts adults to make personal decisions based on their personal freedoms.”

He has also championed marijuana issues as a member of the US House and demonstrated that he knows how to advance reform by authoring the first-ever standalone cannabis bill to pass a congressional committee.Walz’s efforts to legalize will get a boost from the newly elected Democratic House majority, though Republicans control the Senate by one seat. Still, the election of a pro-legalization governor puts Minnesota on the list of states to watch to end prohibition in 2019.

New Hampshire
The Granite State is one place that could legalize marijuana in 2019 even in light of strong gubernatorial opposition.

Governor Chris Sununu, despite signing a bill to decriminalize cannabis possession into law in 2017, says he’s so unwilling to go further that he will veto any legalization legislation “regardless of what the language looks like.”

But now, after Democrats took control of both chambers of the state legislature in the midterm elections, the incoming House speaker said he believes that there is enough support from lawmakers to potentially override an expected Sununu marijuana veto.

That’s a bold statement, especially coming from a lawmaker who himself twice voted against cannabis legalization bills, and it indicates how quickly the politics of marijuana continue to evolve in more and more states.

New Jersey
Garden State Governor Phil Murphy, who was elected in 2017, campaigned on supporting marijuana legalization. Since being inaugurated, he has continued to push for an end to prohibition.

Although the governor and lawmakers have quibbled over details such as tax rates and regulatory structures, progress is already being made toward getting a bill to Murphy’s desk. Senate and Assembly committees approved marijuana legalization legislation last month, demonstrating that momentum exists to pick up the issue in the new year, as the governor and legislative leaders will continue to negotiate the finer points of exactly how to end prohibition.

New Mexico
The prospects for legalizing marijuana in New Mexico got a lot better with the election of Michelle Lujan Grisham as the state’s next governor.

During a debate, she said legalization will bring “hundreds of millions of dollars to New Mexico’s economy.” She has also supported cannabis reform measures as a member of Congress.

The state’s House speaker said that if a legalization bill were to make it to the floor, “it would probably pass.”

Even a Republican senator who is personally opposed to legalization now publicly admits that it is likely on the way soon, saying, “I don’t want recreational marijuana, but I understand the political reality that it is here.”

New York
A year ago, few observers thought that the Empire State would be one of the next states to legalize. But in that time, Governor Andrew Cuomo flipped from calling marijuana a “gateway drug” to saying it’s time to “legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all.”

He also created a task force whose sole goal is to draft legal cannabis legislation for lawmakers to consider in 2019, and directed the Health Department to study legalization, with the resulting report concluding that the “positive effects” of ending cannabis prohibition “outweigh the potential negative impacts.”

And Cuomo, who says that ending cannabis prohibition is one of his top priorities for 2019, isn’t the only prominent elected official to evolve on marijuana this year. Three days after the governor endorsed legalization, so did onetime opponent Bill de Blasio, the Democratic mayor of New York City.

The push to make marijuana legal in New York got another huge boost on Election Day, when Democrats took control of the state Senate, where Republicans had long stymied cannabis reform efforts.

Rhode Island
While Governor Gina Raimondo has been cautious about legalization over the years, her rhetoric has shifted recently, even going so far as to suggest that the state might be effectively peer pressured into ending cannabis prohibition by neighboring states that are moving ahead. Marijuana legalization

“I’m not sure at this point it is practical to say we’re not going to legalize and regulate,” she said.

State House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, who has similarly been reluctant about legalization, is also now pointing to other states as a reason to more seriously consider changing Rhode Island’s laws.

“I am mindful that Massachusetts has legalized it, I believe Connecticut is going to legalize it,” he said. “I think we’re probably going to end up with more social costs without the revenues and that would probably be the worst situation of all.”

Meanwhile, the Republican House minority leader is all-in on legalization.

Vermont
While Vermont lawmakers in 2018 already legalized the possession and home cultivation of small amounts of marijuana, the law does not allow any form of commercial production and sales, leaving the state without any recreational cannabis tax revenue or mechanism to regulate its trade.

Advocates believe the Democratic-led legislature is likely to send a bill adding legal cannabis commerce to the desk of Governor Phil Scott in 2019. While Scott signed the less ambitious legislation into law this year, he did so only reluctantly, and has expressed concerns about going further until the state has a better system in place to detect impaired driving.

That said, the state Senate has already approved legal marijuana sales legislation in past sessions, and the House appears more open to doing so now that possession is legal, setting up a potential showdown over the issue between lawmakers and the governor in the coming months. It remains to be seen whether Scott would veto a broad legalization bill or whether lawmakers would be able to muster enough support to override him if he does so.

Still, with the regional dynamic heavily shifting in favor of legalization in the Northeast, Vermont is a key state to watch when it comes to cannabis in 2019.

Other Cannabis Moves To Watch
The above covers the states that seem poised to fully legalize marijuana in 2019. But there are others that seem potentially ready to do so via ballot initiatives in 2020 or that could pass other cannabis-related legislation in the upcoming new year.

In Kansas, for example, Governor-elect Laura Kelly supports legalizing medical cannabis, setting the state up to join its neighbors, Missouri and Oklahoma, in allowing patients to use the drug with their doctor’s recommendation.

Incoming Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers says he wants to decriminalize marijuana and allow medical cannabis, and also supports letting voters decide on a referendum to fully legalize marijuana.

In Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf, who until recently said that the state is not ready for legalization, now says that he’s ready to take a serious look at the issue. He also supports moving ahead immediately with less far-reaching moves to decriminalize cannabis possession. Marijuana legalization

In Texas, recently reelected Governor Greg Abbott indicated during a debate that he is open to some form of marijuana decriminalization — something the state Republican Party officially endorsed this year. Meanwhile, advocates will also push lawmakers to legalize medical cannabis.

And advocates are making it a priority to encourage South Carolina lawmakers to legalize medical cannabis.

Looking ahead to 2020, states like Arizona, Florida, Ohio, and North Dakota could consider ballot measures to fully legalize marijuana, while Mississippi, Nebraska, and South Dakota could see medical cannabis questions go before voters during that year’s high-turnout presidential election.

“In state after state, lawmakers are coming out of the woodwork in favor of legalization,” said Justin Strekal, political director for NORML. “Be it on the grounds of criminal justice reform, community-police relations, racial justice, tax revenue, or that they just see the writing on the wall, the political evolutions are accelerating at a tremendous rate.”

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Best CBD Oils for Pain Relief

25 Best CBD Oils for Pain Relief

So without further ado, here are the best CBD oil Tinctures for pain relief based on quality, effectiveness, benefits and prices:

 

1
9.8
Super Star
Based on 215 testers
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ProsPros
  • Full-spectrum extract, 99% pure
  • Potent, fast-acting results
  • 3rd party laboratory tested
  • No pesticides, solvents or chemical fertilizers
Cons
  • High potency oils are pretty expensive
  • No combo/bulk discounts
Quality
98%
Effectiveness
99%
Benefits
98%
Price
97%
Purekana Full Spec

PureKana is a unique company that has been helping thousands of patients located all across the U.S with its CBD oil drops. They have been featured on numerous major sites including HERB and High Times and were even voted as one of the Best CBD Oil producers of 2017-2018.

Unlike other CBD oils, PureKana really does excel in CBD oil extractions due to their unique CO2 extraction process which provides a near 99% pure CBD oil. PureKana Natural CBD Oil is an unflavored, dietary and nutritional supplement for increased health and vitality. It is extremely effective in treating chronic pain, inflammation, swelling, anxiety and sleep disorders.

Key Features Include:

  • Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • No pesticides, herbicides, solvents or chemical fertilizers
  • Non-psychoactive (only trace amounts of THC .05%)
  • 3rd party laboratory tested to ensure safety and potency
  • Products price range ($48.00 – $139.00) depending on potency
  • Deliver to your doorstep (All 50 states)
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Purekana Bottom Line
PureKana was an easy pick for our #1 choice. Our review almost unanimously selected them as having the best overall combination of potency, effectiveness, quality, purity, taste and price-to-value ratio.
2
Green Roads CBD (350 mg)
9.7
Excellent +
Based on 254 testers
Green Roads CBD Oil
ProsPros
  • Full range of CBD products
  • Pharmacist formulated, Worldwide delivery
  • Highly concentrated extraction process
  • 3rd Party Lab results available
Cons
  • Number of choices can be overwhelming
  • Refunds for unopened products
Quality
96%
Effectiveness
97%
Benefits
96%
Price
97%
Green Roads Full Spec

Listed #2 on our list is Green Roads. This company is another powerhouse in the CBD oil industry due to their extremely effective products that provide an immediate response. The good thing about Green Roads is that their CBD oil can be consumed through Oral use or by vaping.

The 350MG CBD OIL is a sublingual and vapeable oil that is vegetable glycerin based, infused with pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol (CBD). This medium dosage of CBD has been used by consumers suffering from epilepsy, addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, lack of focus, and pain.   Best CBD Oils for Pain Relief

Key Features:

  • Maximum Potency
  • Compounded by a Licensed Pharmacist
  • Highly Concentrated CBD
  • CBD Oils Price Range ($26-$64)
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Green Roads Bottom Line
One of the best brands on the market. We also love the fact that they now offer Terpene extracts from famous cannabis strains. This not only increases the potency of the CBD through the Entourage Effect, but also gives the oil a classic cannabis flavor.
Premium Jane CBD Oil
9.6
Excellent
Based on 187 testers
Premium Jane
ProsPros
  • Full-Spectrum Extract (Made in USA)
  • Incredible taste, near immediate effects
  • No artificial flavors or preservatives
  • 100% Natural and Organic
Cons
  • No CBD vape oils/vaping products
  • Does not offer CBD isolate oil
Quality
97%
Effectiveness
96%
Benefits
96%
Price
95%
Premium Jane Full Spec

It’s been awhile since a CBD brand has turned our heads, but after receiving a few of their promotional sample products, Premium Jane simply blew us away.

One of our team members compared their 1,000 mg full-spectrum oral tincture to the Green Roads oil that he usually takes, and he said it was every bit as effective for his chronic back pain, with the effects actually seeming to last a little bit longer.

Here are some of the highlights of the brand new Premium Jane lineup:

  • Sourced from CBD-rich hemp grown under the Kentucky Pilot Research Program
  • Incredible natural flavors produced from pure Vanilla and Mint oil extracts
  • Full-Spectrum Extract packed with nutrients and more
  • Uses the same laboratory testing facility as our best CBD oil brand Pure Kana
  • Prices range from $48-$125
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Premium Jane Bottom Line

Premium Jane may be a new company, but we had no hesitation giving them the #3 spot. They have unrivaled taste and offer some of the fastest-acting CBD in the industry.

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CBD Pure
9.5
Great +
Based on 173 testers
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ProsPros
  • Chemical-free CO2 extraction process
  • 90-day money back guarantee
  • Certified hemp grown in the U.S
  • Prices start at just $29.99
Cons
  • Limited range of products
  • No edibles, vape oils, or vape products
Quality
96%
Effectiveness
95%
Benefits
94%
Price
95%
CBD Pure Full Spec

CBD Pure hasn’t received the high-profile accolades as some of the other brands like PureKana and Elixinol, but make no mistake – they manufacture one of best pain reliever CBD tinctures on the market.

Moreover, they use 3rd party lab testing to verify that every batch has perfect cannabinoid profiling, is pesticide-free, and is free of any harmful microorganisms or pathogens that may have been present as bacteria or fungi in the raw hemp material.

Here are the CBD oils that they currently have on offer:

  • 100 mg Hemp oil extract
  • 300 mg Hemp oil extract
  • 600 mg Hemp oil extract

Also, being a relatively small company you can expect that their customer service is second to none – if you have any questions at all about anything, you can get in touch with them. CBDPure offers a great product for a reasonable price ($24-$69)

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CBD Pure Bottom Line
While CBD Pure isn't ranked in the top 3 it is still one of the most trusted names in the industry. Excellent quality products at affordable prices.
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Hemp Bombs CBD
9.5
Great
Based on 244 testers
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ProsPros
  • Full-spectrum Extract
  • Derived from Non-GMO Hemp
  • Massive 66.6mg CBD per serving
  • Free shipping on orders over $75
Cons
  • CBD oils rarely discounted
  • 300mg is lowest potency option
Quality
95%
Effectiveness
96%
Benefits
95%
Price
94%
Hemp Bombs Full Spec

While most CBD oil products offer up about 5-7 mg of CBD per serving (or even less than that), Hemp Bombs’ max-strength sublingual tinctures provide a massive 60 mg dose in a single dropper. For many people, this will be a more than sufficient amount to help relieve symptoms like generalized anxiety and pain.

Of course, though, they offer less potent oils than that, with a product lineup that ranges from 300 mg CBD per bottle to 4,000 mg. Naturally the 4,000 mg option is the most expensive (this is the one that provides the “bomb” 60 mg dose), as it currently sells for $299. For long-term pain and anxiety relief, though, it may be well worth it if it is effective for you and helps replace your regular meds.

Hemp Bombs is based in Tampa, Florida, and in addition to focusing on the purity and therapeutic effectiveness of their products, are dedicated to establishing themselves as a top brand in the industry with a specific target audience. One of our personal favorite products of theirs is the flavored CBD vape liquids, which are some of the best-tasting CBD vape juices we’ve ever had.

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Hemp Bombs Bottom Line
Hemp Bombs is mostly known for their huge selection of vape products, but they also offer some of the strongest and most potent CBD oils on the market. Their 4,000mg tincture offers 66.6mg CBD per single serving.
Charlotte’s Web
9.4
Great
Based on 219 testers
Charlottes Web CBD Oil
ProsPros
  • One of the top-selling USA brands
  • Developed by world famous Stanley Brothers
  • 15% off for military veterans
  • Offer specific CBD oil for dogs
Cons
  • More expensive than comparable products
  • Does not offer CBD edibles
Quality
95%
Effectiveness
94%
Benefits
94%
Price
92%
CW hemp Full Spec

We all know of Charlotte’s Web; the miracle strain that is packed with a high concentration of CBD. The Charlotte’s Web Cannabis Strain was named after Charlotte Figi, who suffers from Dravet syndrome and was experiencing several seizures daily until the Stanley Brothers came up with this powerful strain. Since then, Charlotte’s web has been morphed into various products, including their famous Charlotte’s Web CBD oil.

Key Features include:

  • As a whole plant extract, CW Hemp Extract in MCT contains not only 500mg of CBD per bottle but also incorporates other cannabinoids, such as CBC, CBG, CBN, Amino Acids, Terpenes and Phytonutrients found in our proprietary hemp strains.
  • Charlotte’s Web hemp oil extract contains the highest-quality hemp oil, rich in natural CBD
  • Product price range – $39.99-$299.96
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CW Hemp Bottom Line
CW Hemp is no doubt one of America's best CBD oil companies, but with costs ranging upwards of $300, they are not cheap. For the price, we feel there are better options available.
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CBDistillery Cannabis Oil
9.3
Very Good
Based on 206 testers
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ProsPros
  • Huge selection of CBD dabs/isolates
  • Great CBD vape selection
  • Low price options for first time CBD users
  • 99% pure CBD isolate
Cons
  • Not known for their full-spectrum products
  • Does not state source location of hemp
Quality
93%
Effectiveness
95%
Benefits
92%
Price
93%
CBDistillery Full Spec

If you’re looking for maximum potency CBD oil for pain management, then CBDistillery’s range of tinctures should probably be at the top of your list. They use a 99% pure CBD isolate that customers have used on everything from stress to insomnia to chronic pain.

Moreover, the folks at CBDistillery are renowned as being some of the most passionate, knowledgeable, and honest in the industry. They are completely transparent and have nothing to hide in either their products or their manufacturing processes.

Check out what people had to say about CBDistillery by reading our comprehensive CBDistillery Review

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CBDistillery Bottom Line
CBDistillery has built up a massive following of loyal customers, most of whom prefer the company's line of dabs, shatter, wax and isolates. For those who enjoy ultra-potent CBD concentrates, they are an option to consider.  Best CBD Oils for Pain Relief
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Koi CBD
9.3
Very Good
Based on 146 testers
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ProsPros
  • 100% natural, pure CBD
  • Excellent lineup of CBD vape oils
  • ISO Certified Lab
  • Complete CBD vape kits available
Cons
  • Some say flavor is too unnatural
  • Products have been known to backorder
Quality
93%
Effectiveness
93%
Benefits
94%
Price
92%
Koi CBD Full Spec

Koi CBD prides itself on manufacturing one of the “cleanest” oils in the cannabis industry: a 99+% pure CBD tincture that has full traceability from the start of the manufacturing process (i.e. from the raw cannabis plant) to the finished product. In addition to its ISO Lab Certification status, some of its additional features include:

  • THC-free
  • Hexane and solvent free
  • Pesticides free
  • GMO free
  • Product price range – $29.99 – $99.00

Moreover, Koi has a massive range of products available; from sublingual (under the tongue) CBD oils, to their CBD vape liquids, CBD topicals, edibles, and even CBD treats for pets.

Users have claimed it to be effective for a variety of conditions including chronic pain, anxiety, stress, restless leg syndrome, memory loss, appetite control and mental clarity, just to name a few.

 

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Koi CBD Bottom Line
Koi CBD is an inexpensive option that offers delicious CBD oils and CBD vape liquids (for those that put a preference on taste). They have good oils that can help with a wide range of medical conditions.
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Elixinol CBD Tincture
9.2
Good
Based on 209 testers
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ProsPros
  • One of industry’s most trusted names
  • 5% of every purchase goes to charity
  • Sustainable seed-to-shelf operation
  • Sourced from 100% certified organic hemp
Cons
  • Not many flavors to choose from
  • Not the cheapest products on the market
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Quality
92%
Effectiveness
93%
Benefits
92%
Price
92%
Elixinol Full Spec

Elixinol has a wide range of products, but their CBD Tincture does the trick. It’s the cream of the crop regarding CBD oils and that reflects in its price. One dropper (1mg) from the 300 series contains 10mg of CBD. This allows you to get precise amounts of CBD and no guess work is required. Elixinol has received numerous awards for their products and extraction process.   Best CBD Oils for Pain Relief

Key Features include:

  • Highest strength tincture
  • Available in Cinnamint & Natural flavor
  • Full-spectrum Cannabinoid extract
  • Organic hemp CO2 extract tincture
  • Products price range ($39-$249)
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Elixinol Bottom Line
Elixinol is one of only a handful of brands over the last few years that has developed a rock-solid reputation among the entire CBD industry. If their prices were a bit lower, they would easily be a top 3 product. (Exclusive coupon code for all Elixinol products: 10off591)

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CBD Essence
9.2
Good
Based on 185 testers
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ProsPros
  • Medicinal grade hemp extract
  • Delicious CBD oil candy edibles
  • Fast shipping + great customer service
  • Over 5 Years Experience
Cons
  • Prices start at $64
  • Only two potencies availabl
Quality
92%
Effectiveness
92%
Benefits
94%
Price
91%
CBD Essence Full Spec

Some people say that CBD Essence’s tincture is the absolute best CBD oil for pain and anxiety, and it may just be true given the fact that they offer and “advanced and natural formula” that’s based off unique extraction processes and state-of-the-art technology — not to mention a team of pharmacists.

Their range of CBD oils are what’s called “full-spectrum,” meaning in addition to the active CBD component, they contain other important ingredients from the cannabis plant (such as terpenes and flavonoids). However, it’s important to understand that their products are 100% THC-free, meaning they don’t produce any high at all.

In addition to their range of tinctures (which come in 150, 300, and 600 mg options), they also offer hemp edibles, capsules, pastes, vape liquids, topicals, and pet care products. Price range: $62-$204 (depending on the potency).

Check out their full range of CBD options on their official site or read the complete CBD Essence Review

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CBD Essence Bottom Line
CBD Essence hemp extract oil is a good option for those looking to save money on their monthly CBD supply, as they offer a nice bundle price when you buy four bottles at a time. Also their CBD is top-grade

There you have it. Our top 10 brands of 2018. While there are definitely some other good brands on the market, they simply didn’t come close to these leading CBD oil products. Want to find out who ranked on positions 11-25, check out our runners-up list.

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We tend not to play favorites but if we had to choose just one, we would check out PureKana
Not only have they managed to help thousands of patients, but their customer support and product is top of the range.

 

While the other CBD oil stores have high-quality products, our choice simply came down to variety, potency and price. Whichever you choose to go for, though, know that all of the companies above have an outstanding store and offer a wide range of effective products, from CBD oils to Terps and even CBD creams. Plus, most have a 100% money back guarantee policy, which is quite nice!  Best CBD Oils for Pain Relief

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5 Cannabis Strains to Get You into That Giggle Mood

5 Cannabis Strains to Get You into That Giggle Mood

Cannabis Strains for a giggly mood

Is there anything better than letting your inhibitions go as you get carried away on a wave of cannabis-induced giggles? We for one think it is one of the most rewarding outcomes of getting high, and it is made even better if you choose to indulge with your closest friends.

Cannabis is famous for many effects, some of which can be highly misrepresented, but the giggles are one thing that can be just as silly as the movies make out – and it’s not a bad thing!  cannabis strains for giggle mood

Of course, not every cannabis strain will leave you bent over double in fits of laughter, so we have done the legwork to bring you our top five cannabis strains for those times when you need a good laugh… Enjoy!

#1 Blue Diesel – The Blueberry Belly-Buster

Blue Diesel is an indica dominant strain which has garnered quite the reputation over the years for being an ideal social smoke. This fruity cross between Blueberry and NYC Diesel is a force to be reckoned with. Packing up to 23% THC, it is sure to leave you and your friends in fits of giggles.

If you like a warm body high, Blue Diesel is worth a try, with warming effects that leave you feeling physically relaxed and mentally uplifted. This jovial strain is excellent to combat feelings of anxiety and stress as it has potent physical effects, but despite its efficacy, it won’t interfere with your day, making it ideal for a day sesh!

If there is one strain that is perfect for letting go of your stresses and letting off a little steam it’s Blue Diesel, and it tastes as you’d imagine, with intense fruity flavors and sour floral undertones. It is a delicious smoke that you and your friends will find yourself returning to again and again.

#2 Laughing Buddha – The Famously Funny Strain

If there is one strain that we simply had to include on this list, it would have to be Laughing Buddha! The clue is in the name with this one, as you get swept away on a cerebral high that will have you smiling like a Cheshire cat for hours.

This relaxing, sativa-dominant strain was the winner of the Cannabis Cup back in 2003, and it is just as loved now for its joyful elation and ability to increase focus and alertness. Laughing Buddha is a cross between Jamaican and Thai weed strains and has an incredibly distinctive, potent taste that will last with you long after your last drag.

Imagine a cocktail of earthy tones with sage, and you are close to Laughing Buddha, but don’t worry – although this will leave you feeling elated for hours, and more relaxed than you thought possible, it won’t make you sleepy, so it’s ideal for daytime smoking.  cannabis strains for giggle mood

 

#3 Liberty Haze – The Giggly Creative Strain

For those struggling with stress and anxiety, Liberty Haze is the ideal strain to allow you to unwind and see the lighter side of life. This hybrid strain offers up to 21% THC and boasts a fast-acting high that both relaxes the body and stimulates the mind, leaving you focused, relaxed, and open to creativity.

This is an excellent strain for smoking with your friends as it will open up the floor to interesting – and, more than anything else, hilarious – discussions! We love the euphoria that Liberty Haze inspires, as well as the physical calming effects that last for hours.

Also, as a Cannabis Cup winner 2011, this strain has an earthy/musky tone to it with strong, skunky notes that are ideal for a laid back get together with friends.

#4 Church OG – The Silly Strain

Up to now, the strains we have featured have offered both medicinal benefits with a side of giggles, but Church OG is downright silly! For out of control laughter, often at nothing at all, Church OG is the one for you!

This indica-dominant strain has a moderate 19% THC and can see you knocking out the Z’s if taken in large doses, so it’s probably best to save this one for the evening – otherwise go easy!  cannabis strains for giggle mood

This is a wonderful strain for chronic pain as it invokes a strong body high that leaves you feeling relaxed, hungry and, most of all, euphoric. The combination of OG Kush and God’s Gift tastes of pine and lavender and is only one of our favorites for inducing the giggles!  cannabis strains for giggle mood

#5 Sweet Diesel – The Focused Giggles Strain

Last but by no means least is Sweet Diesel; this sativa strain is a cross between the famous OG Kush and Sour Diesel, and offers mild THC levels making it ideal for those less experienced weed users.

With an energetic high that will see you knocking out hours on your creative hobby, Sweet Diesel is the energetic strain that is both great for releasing some tension by getting creative and bringing on the giggles all at the same time!

We can’t get enough of the taste of this one, with iconic, sweet flavors and undertones of diesel and earthy notes, it is a delicious smoke with great, long-lasting, balanced effects.

Final Thoughts: The Best Weed Strains for Laughing Your Ass Off

If you are looking for inventive ways to see the funny side of life, we can’t recommend these five strains enough. Each offers something different from the last, and they are all ideal for unwinding, whether you smoke with pals or choose to enjoy a comedy on your own – you won’t regret giving one of these a try!  cannabis strains for giggle mood

Marijuana Strains for High Blood Pressure

5 Best Marijuana Strains for High Blood Pressure

5 Best Marijuana Strains for High Blood Pressure

Marijuana strains high blood pressure

According to recent statistics, approximately 75 million American adults (29% of the population) have high blood pressure, a condition that is also known as hypertension. Globally, nearly one billion people have high blood pressure.

While high blood pressure might not seem like such a fatal condition to have, especially when compared to other things such as cancer or seizures, high blood pressure is known within the medical industry as the “silent killer”, as it will often have no warning signs or symptoms and can lead to serious long-term health issues.

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High blood pressure is the main risk factor for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney disease.

Blood Pressure : What is high blood pressure?

Before we explain what high blood pressure is, let’s define the term “blood pressure.”

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. Blood pressure is written as two numbers, such as 114/70 mm Hg. The first number is the pressure when the heart beats. The second number is the pressure when the heart rests between beats. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg.

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High blood pressure occurs when the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be. In other words, it’s when your blood pushes against the walls of your blood vessels at a rate which is too high. High blood pressure will not have an immediate impact on your health, but over time, the force of high blood pressure damages tissues inside the arteries causing the arteries to become smaller (narrower). This raises blood pressure and starts a circle of problems that can cause your health to deteriorate. Untreated high blood pressure can lead to medical problems such as;

  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Heart attack

What are the Main Causes of High Blood Pressure?

Unlike other medical conditions, high blood pressure can not be self-diagnosed. You simply can’t tell if you’ve got high blood pressure or not until you start to feel other problems. The best way to monitor your blood pressure is to have it checked regularly by your doctor. Nevertheless, there are several symptoms that may indicate high blood pressure issues. These include:

  • Severe headache
  • Fatigue
  • Vision problems
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Irregular heartbeat

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Although the exact cause of high blood pressure is still a mystery to most physicians, it is assumed that some of the following factors and conditions may play a role in causing it. These include;

  • Eating too much salt in your diet
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Older age
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • An unhealthy diet

Traditional Treatments for High Blood Pressure

One of the most effective treatments for combating high blood pressure is to acknowledge the problem and actively do something about it. For example, losing weight if you are overweight. Quitting smoking. Eating a healthy diet and regularly working out. Also, it is always best to limit alcohol consumption.

There are several types of drugs that are used to treat high blood pressure. These include;

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) – These are drugs that are used for controlling high blood pressure, treating heart failure and preventing kidney failure.

Diuretics

Drugs such as Amiloride and Bumetanide that help your kidneys take salt and water out of your body.

Beta-blockers

Drugs such as Acebutolol or Atenolol that slow down your heartbeat and keep your heart from squeezing hard.

Calcium channel blockers

Drugs such as Norvasc and Plendil that are used to lower blood pressure. They slow the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessel walls which makes it easier for the heart to pump and widens blood vessels.

Alpha-blockers

These drugs help stop nerve signals before they can tell your blood vessels to tighten. Your vessels stay relaxed allowing the blood to run through them at a smoother rate. Alpha-blocker drugs include Doxazosin and Prazosin.

Please note that similar to any pharmaceutical drug, you may experience side effects. These can include; coughing, red or itchy skin, sore throat, fever, mouth sores, unusual bruising, severe vomiting or diarrhea, etc… Always follow the label directions on the medication prescribed by your doctor and constantly schedule routine checkups.

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Omega 3 fish oil supplements

Over the last couple of years, many people that suffer from high blood pressure have turned to Omega 3 fish oil supplements. Omega 3 contacts both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) which help to prevent heart disease and lower blood pressure,

Marijuana Treatment for High Blood Pressure

Marijuana high blood pressure

Marijuana and high blood pressure is an extremely controversial topic. Studies suggest that immediately after cannabis consumption, non-regular users will experience a mild to moderate increase in blood pressure and heart rate which can be dangerous for high blood pressure sufferers. Repeated users have been witnessed to develop a tolerance to this immediate reaction.

In regards to long-term use, the connection between marijuana and high blood pressure is debatable. On one hand, several studies have shown that it has had a positive effect, helping to lower blood pressure. For example, one study, conducted on hypertensive rats, recorded a drop in blood pressure after they were injected with THC. On the other hand, other studies have concluded that cannabis consumption among those that suffer from high blood pressure can worsen the condition.

According to some, it also depends on the method of consumption. For example, vaping is considered a safer bet than traditional smoking as when vaping your body isn’t fighting off toxins in your lungs, which are supposed to increase blood pressure.

Research has shown that anandamide, the body’s natural version of THC relaxes blood vessels allowing blood to flow through more freely and due to this it is believed that if the body’s natural THC components can help to reduce high blood pressure, then specific marijuana strains may have a positive effect on helping patients overcome high blood pressure.

The best-known strains for hypertension include Indica dominant hybrids such as White Haze (Indica) and Early Queen (Indica), but these strains are not always found at every dispensary.

Due to this, we’ve brought you some of the more popular strains that have been known to have a positive effect on high blood pressure.

5 Best Marijuana Strains for High Blood Pressure

Please note that it is always best to consult with a medical marijuana doctor before consuming any marijuana strain, and if you do suffer from any severe medical conditions, you should attend regular checkups to monitor your blood pressure and medical situation.

Marijuana Strain #1 – Blue Dream

Blue Dream Strain

Blue dream is one of the most popular strains on dispensary shelves – and for a good reason. Apart from providing its patients with a feeling of relaxation and balance, this hybrid marijuana strain all has a great kick that can combat a wide range of medical problems. It’s been known to help those who suffer from chronic fatigue, ADD/ADHD and depression but has also been known to help some patients with high blood pressure – allowing them to wind down and relax, exactly what those blood vessels need.

Marijuana Strain #2 – Green Crack

Green Crack Marijuana Strain

This 20% THC powerhouse is great for daytime use and perfect for those who need morning medication. Green Crack has been known to help those that suffer from arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. The high THC levels are thought to have a positive effect on the body similar to the body’s natural THC.

Marijuana Strain #3 – Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel Cannabis Strain

The exact genetics of this marijuana strain are a mystery to most people, but it is thought to be a cross between the illustrious Northern Lights, Chemdawg and Skunk No. 1. Containing a 22% THC level and 0.2% CBD level, Sour Diesel is a preferred medical marijuana strain as it helps reduce stress and anxiety often associated with high blood pressure.

Marijuana Strain #4- Northern Lights

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Known for providing a happy, relaxing, uplifting feeling Northern Lights has become a popular marijuana strain to treat a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, nausea, and pain. Some patients have even said that this 18% THC marijuana strain helps them with their blood pressure allowing them to relax and remove bodily pain and muscle tension, causing the blood to flow freely throughout the body.

Marijuana Strain #5 – Purple Kush

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Purple Kush is the last Indica strain on our list and is often recommended by dispensaries as the number 1 cure for a variety of medical conditions. Emerging from Oakland California this strain is a favorite among its locals. It’s perfect for stress and providing that ultimate relaxing feeling – exactly what is needed when you suffer from hypertension.

Final Thoughts About Marijuana and High Blood Pressure

When using medical cannabis to combat high blood pressure it is always important to remember that specific marijuana strains could have an adverse effect on the body. While marijuana strains are known to have an immediate uplifting effect, which is excellent for some conditions, it can also increase the heart rate which isn’t a good side-effect for those who suffer from high blood pressure. It’s important to consult with a professional before you decide to use marijuana as a medical treatment and receive a detailed plan on how to consume to avoid any complications especially as the effect of cannabis on each individual is different from person to person.

This article only serves as a guideline and readers are advised to make their own independent research and decisions.

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5 Best 1:1 THC to CBD Marijuana Strains

5 Best 1:1 THC to CBD Marijuana Strains  Cannabis for sale uk

The best balanced strains at your fingertips

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As fun as it is to get completely stoned on a high-THC strain like Strawberry Cough, an increasing number of users want a more even and easily controlled high. CBD has been championed as the cannabinoid of choice for medicinal use because it is non-intoxicating and doesn’t get you high. However, the ‘entourage effect’ suggests that cannabinoids work better together than in isolation.  Cannabis for sale uk

Therefore, it makes sense to look for a marijuana strain that has a reasonably even ratio of CBD to THC. After all, CBD helps counteract the psychoactive effects of THC and can even reduce the likelihood of side effects such as anxiety and paranoia.

Who Should Use a 1:1 THC to CBD Ratio?

Anyone in search of a strain that helps combat the effects of anxiety, fibromyalgia, nausea, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain should use a 1:1 strain. Strains with extremely high levels of THC are best used for appetite stimulation and inflammation, while high CBD strains potentially work well for anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

A few years ago, it would have been difficult or even impossible to find strains with a 1:1 ratio. Today, breeders understand the benefits of this type of strain and are also aware of the increasing demand. As a result, there are several viable options and in this guide, we provide you with five of the best strains.  Cannabis for sale uk

1 – Argyle (The Relaxing Marijuana Strain)

This strain comes from Ontario-based Tweed and is a cross of Sensi Star and Afghani. The former is an indica-dominant strain while the latter is a pure landrace indica. Although Argyle is similar to the Nordle strain, they are not quite the same, as Argyle has higher CBD levels which ensured it became a highly sought after 1:1 strain.

Argyle is indica-dominant (up to 80%), with a THC level of 4-7% and a CBD level of 5-8%. The ideal ratio, coupled with the moderate THC level overall, means this is the perfect strain for new users. Even so, you ultimately benefit from a really pleasant, mellow high; it just takes a while to manifest. Eventually, you will enjoy the uplifting sensation this strain provides. You should feel clear-minded and happy, and also able to focus on your daily tasks.

After a while, the indica influence takes over, and your body enters relaxation mode. It is an excellent afternoon strain, although there is a chance of couch-lock. The pine and earth scent are pleasant enough, and the woody and herbal taste has the merest hint of vanilla which makes it very enticing. New users could experience a bit of dizziness while red eyes are also possible. As Argyle was developed for medical purposes, you can use it to reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain.  Cannabis for sale uk

2 – Dancehall (The Marijuana Strain with Reggae Roots)

Dancehall is a marijuana strain with interesting origins. It was developed by a breeder called Reggae Seeds in Jamaica, and is a cross of Kalijah and Juanita la Lagrimosa. Dancehall quickly became popular when introduced to North America and has won the silver Canadian Cannabis Award for best CBD Flower, amongst other accolades. Although it won’t improve your moves on the dancefloor, Dancehall can give you badly needed relief that would otherwise prevent you showing off your skills in the first place!  marijuana for sale uk

It is a slightly sativa-dominant (60%) hybrid with approximately 9% THC and up to 16% CBD depending on the strain. As a result, you should be able to find a 1:1 version. Although Dancehall’s THC content is in single digit territory, it routinely surprises people by how quickly it acts. The initial clear-headed high boosts creativity and, in some users, it stimulates arousal! The invigorating feeling lasts for several hours, and you may also feel a pleasant tingling sensation in the body.  Cannabis for sale uk

It is an excellent party strain, and its sweet floral scent is disarming. Once you taste Dancehall, the delicious pineapple flavor will take you in. On rare occasions, you may experience a mild headache, and dry mouth is a common side effect. However, its extremely high CBD content means it could provide you with excellent medicinal benefits. Users take Dancehall to help alleviate stress and depression.

3 – Sweet and Sour Widow (The Marijuana Strain That Builds on a Classic)

Ultimately, Sweet and Sour Widow is a CBD-enriched version of White Widow that is used to treat medical issues. It was developed by CBD Crew; a group formed when Mr. Shantibaba and Mr. Nice Seeds combined forces. The main differences between this strain and White Widow is an increase in CBD and a decrease in THC. It is an indica-dominant (70%) strain with a THC and CBD content of 5-11%.

Although it may not be potent enough for experienced weed users, neophytes will get plenty of effects from Sweet and Sour Widow. It offers a subtle cerebral high and provides a mood boost. Users report feeling more energetic and motivated which makes this an excellent morning or early afternoon strain. Eventually, you will feel a gradual soothing of the muscles. It is also known to act as a natural aphrodisiac so you can use it at night.  marijuana for sale uk

One thing that some users don’t like about Sweet and Sour Widow is the unusual scent of onions! It tastes like sweet onions combined with pepper, and has a slightly sour aftertaste. You may experience cottonmouth and dizziness due to dehydration, so make sure you drink lots of water. Sweet and Sour Widow is used to treat fatigue and migraine headaches.

4 – Pennywise (The Marijuana Strain That Doesn’t Clown Around)

If you’ve ever heard of the evil clown Pennywise, you’ll know that he terrorized people in their dreams. Fortunately, this strain ensures you enjoy sweet dreams! It is a cross of Jack the Ripperand Harlequin and was developed by TGA Subcool Seeds. Pennywise is a relatively powerful strain, with THC and CBD levels of 12-15%. It is an indica-dominant (80%) strain known for providing outstanding medical benefits.

The name of the strain is something of a misnomer. When you use Pennywise, you are not hit with a powerful high right away. Instead, it gradually provides cerebral effects and boosts your mood. Perhaps surprisingly, it keeps you calm and focused. After a while, the indica elements of the strain take over which means full body relaxation. Within a couple of hours, you may well be drawn to your couch, so we recommend taking Pennywise in the evening.  marijuana for sale uk

The sweet scent has the merest hint of coffee, while the fruity citrus taste is exceedingly pleasant. As is often the case with marijuana strains, possible side effects include dry eyes and cottonmouth. It is not the best option for anxiety because it could actually enhance that negative feeling. Instead, Pennywise is best used for chronic pain.  Cannabis for sale uk

5 – Cannatonic (The All-Star Marijuana Strain)

Cannatonic Cannabis Strain

This is probably the most famous entry on the list. Cannatonic is known around the world as a potent medicinal strain and is a cross of G13 Haze and MK Ultra. With such top-notch genetics, it is not a surprise to learn that this strain is one of the most popular on the market. It is a balanced hybrid with 12% CBD and anywhere from 7% to 15% THC.  marijuana for sale uk

As you might expect, high-THC Cannatonic strains are rather potent and offer a mellow high that hits you relatively quickly. However, it is an ‘enjoyable’ high that won’t confine you to your bed. Users report feeling ‘lighter’ after a few hits, as it provides relaxation and a sense of optimism. You should experience an elevated mood but no energy boost. As it is such a balanced strain, the clear cerebral high never completely switches to the body.

The earthy and citrus scent is popular, as are the stunning pine and fruity flavors which make Cannatonic one of the nicest strains to smoke. Side effects are rare but can include dizziness and red eyes. It is among the best healing strains you’ll find and is used for migraines, muscle spasms, cerebral palsy, and a host of other conditions.

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In the world of medical weed, strains with a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD are considered the gold standard. Perhaps a decade ago, THC was thought to be the only cannabinoid in town. Fortunately, researchers have worked long and hard to find others, and research is beginning to suggest that CBD is arguably the better option for medical use. Of course, the entourage effect outlines the need to combine cannabinoids which is why strains with CBD and THC in almost equal measures are so coveted.

Both THC and CBD work well for specific conditions, but their joint powers are far more effective. Imagine a strain capable of providing you with a pleasant, mellow high that helps alleviate pain but that doesn’t completely knock you out. In fact, you don’t have to imagine any longer, because there are dozens of strains capable of doing just that. Other worthy marijuana strains not mentioned on this list include Bediol, Nina, and Highlands.  marijuana for sale uk

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Microdosing 101 : What is Microdosing?

What is Microdosing?

Microdosing is the practice of enjoying a very small serving size of THC, allowing you to work your way up to your personalized desired effects while avoiding any unwanted effects of overconsumption. Microdosing 101

 

Why Microdose ?

Microdosing allows you to easily regulate the effects of THC by controlling and monitoring your dosage size. While THC provides numerous enjoyable effects, it can also induce feelings of sleepiness or anxiety if taken in too large a dose.

Since there is such a wide range of consumer tolerance, now everyone can enjoy consuming cannabis without feeling as if they’ve had too much.  Microdosing 101

How To Microdose With Edibles

Edibles are one of the most precise ways to microdose as it is easiest to titrate your serving.
A microdose of cannabis is considered an edible that contains anywhere from 1-10 mg of THC.

It is recommended for beginners to start in the range of 1-5mg.
Simply take your desired serving size and ingest.

Allowing the edible to dissolve naturally, or by sucking, can speed up delivery time by up 20 minutes.
Effects take place after roughly 30-45 minutes but can take upwards of 1-2 hours depending on a number of factors. The effects can last up to 4 hours

 

How Do I Know If Microdosing Is Working? 

When working in low doses of cannabis, it can be hard to tell if the effects are actually there at all. You may not attain that level of “being high” you are used to from a microdose,

but that does not mean it isn’t effective. It is recommended to take your microdose consistently, try taking it at the same time of day, or before the same activity. Then, track how much THC you took and how you felt.  Microdosing 101

This will help you determine what your ideal microdose is, when to take it and what types of cannabis work for you.  Microdosing 101

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Edible Ingredients: What Is In Our Edibles?

Edible Ingredients: What Is In Our Edibles?

 Edible Ingredients.   Edible Gummybait Infused with THC

Gummy Bait

Corn syrup, sucrose, gelatin, alcohol, THC distillate, lactic acid,
citric acid, fumaric acid, water, modified corn starch, natural and
artificial flavor, artificial color (includes red #40, yellow #5, yellow #6,
blue #1.

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Edible Rainbow Flags Infused With THC

Rainbow flags

Sugar, corn syrup, invert sugar syrup, modified corn starch, wheat
flour, malic acid, palm fat, glycerol, citric acid, natural and artificial
flavors, potassium citrate, glycerol monostearate, salt, artificial color
blue #1, cochineal extract, titanium dioxide, turmeric, alcohol, THC
distillate, may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk
products.  Edible Ingredients

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Soft Licorice Infused With THC

Soft red licorice

Granulated sugar, Corn syrup, high fructose, corn syrup, low protein
wheat flour, corn starch, citric acid, powdered licorice extract, coconut oil,
distilled monoglyceride, strawberry flavor, artificial color, alcohol, THC
distillate contains wheat.

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Sour Keys Infused With THC

Sour keys

Sugar, corn syrup, modified corn starch, gelatin, citric acid, tartaric acid,
fumaric acid, color including tartrazine, alcohol, THC distillate, natural
and artificial flavors.

Microdosed Jellybeans Infused with THC

Micro-dosed Jelly Beans

Sugar, corn syrup, modified food starch, alcohol, THC distillate, peach
puree concentrate, blackberry concentrate, strawberry puree, blueberry
puree, raspberry puree, strawberry juice concentrate, cherry juice
concentrate, apple juice concentrate, banana puree, plum juice
concentrate, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, coconut,
lemon puree, orange puree, lime juice concentrate, tangerine juice
concentrate, watermelon juice concentrate, grapefruit juice concentrate,
pineapple juice concentrate, cantaloupe juice concentrate, pomegranate
juice concentrate, pear juice concentrate, kiwi juice concentrate, mango
puree, mango juice concentrate, passion juice concentrate, citric acid,
fumaric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, phosphoric acid, ascorbic acid,
sodium lactate, sodium citrate, cocoa powder, natural and artificial
flavors, coffee, color added (red #40 lake, yellow #5 &6 lake, yellow
#5 & 6, red #40 blue #1, tapioca dextrin, vanilla beans, beeswax,
carnauba wax, confectioners glaze, salt, caffeine.  Edible Ingredients

Microdosed Sasquatch Feet Infused with THC

MIcro-dosed sour Sasquatch feet

Sugar, glucose syrup, modified corn starch, pear juice concentrate,
tartaric acid, citric acid, sodium citrate, lactic acid, artificial flavor,
color, calcium lactate, hydrogenated palm oil, alcohol, THC distillate.

Big Rock Candy Infused with THC

Big Rock Candy Infused with THC

Rock Candy

Rootbeer flavor:
Cane sugar, caramel color, natural and artificial flavors, alcohol,
THC distillate.

Watermelon:
Cane sugar, titanium dioxide, yellow #5, artificial flavor, blue #1

Black Cherry
Cane sugar, caramel color, artificial flavor, red #40, yellow #6,
yellow #5, blue #1.

cotton candy
Cane sugar, titanium dioxide, artificial flavor, Blue #1

Grape
Cane sugar, red #3, blue #1, artificial flavor.  Edible Ingredients

Mini Sour Jack and Cola Bottles Infused with THC

Mini Sour Jack and Cola Bottles Infused with THC

Sour Jack & Cola

Glucose syrup, sugar, gelatin, glycerol, modified
corn starch, citric acid, malic acid, corn starch,
pectins, artificial flavor, color.

Gumballs
Sugar, dextrose, corn syrup, gum base, corn starch,
natural and artificial flavors, glycerin, confectioners
glaze, tapioca dextrin, carnauba wax, and colors
including tartrazine.

Rainbow licorice rope
Glucose-fructose syrup, wheat flour, sugar, dextrose,
vegetable oil, citric acid, flavor color: FD&C red #40,
FD&C yellow #5, FD&C blue #1, titanium dioxide, glazing
agent.   Edible Ingredients

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Online Dispensaries and Mail Order Marijuana: Whats Deal

Online Dispensaries and Mail Order Marijuana: What’s Deal? how to buy marijuana online uk

  Many people new to using a Canadian mail order marijuana service wonder about the authenticity or safety of purchasing their cannabis over the internet and having it shipped to their door through the mail.  Did you know the only way the only legal way for Licensed Producers to distribute their legal medical cannabis under the Federal MMPR/ACMPR program is by mail? Canada post staff and the average human are not trained to differentiate a legal marijuana package from an illegal marijuana package. All they know is that it is legal to ship medical marijuana within Canada. Check out some highlights this story in the Toronto NOW.  how to buy marijuana online uk 

A Switch To Online Purchasing

” Meet “P.” He uses cannabis to help control a chronic pain condition. P started out as a recreational user, going from “picking up dime bags in front of the Eaton Centre” in the 1990s to being a “dabbing dad with a full-time job as a TDSB teacher.”

When dispensaries began opening across Toronto, he checked them out. “The ability to see the bud was really good, in terms of being able to see a wide variety of flower,” he says. Increased police attention to Toronto’s dispensaries since last May’s city-wide raids has left P feeling less confident about purchasing his cannabis at storefront locations. how to buy marijuana online uk

 

Buying marijuana from a storefront

“I don’t want to go to the dispensaries right now because of all the [uncertainty],” he says. He fears that buying marijuana from a storefront comes with a high degree of exposure. “When you’re possessing cannabis outside your home, you could conceivably have someone rob you or a police officer accost you.”

  Arrests of dispensary owners have continued, with search warrants executed at more than half a dozen marijuana dispensaries in the last month alone. Many are wondering where to get their supply, and P has switched to online purchasing. In fact, a number of Toronto dispensaries closed by the raids continue to operate online, a mode ignored by law enforcement so far.“Although these establishments are not yet considered legal,” say the owners of one website, “the Canadian government has decided to let them operate in peace.”

 

Online dispensaries

Online dispensaries also seem to have the implicit blessing of the postal service. Many offer express shipping, and their entire business relies on Canada Post. Mail-order pot isn’t new in Canada. For years websites have offered marijuana by mail, but today’s online dispensaries are miles ahead of predecessors that would only accept cash sent by snail mail. Many require age verification (including an uploaded copy of your government-issued ID) and varying levels of medical documentation, ranging from a full Marihuana For Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) prescription to simple prescription as proof of an ailment.

For police, enforcing the law in the case of online providers can be difficult. While it’s easy to identify bricks-and-mortar dispensaries, those operating online often take measures to avoid detection and protect their customers. The shift online has been popular with customers, too. P says online sources offer a number of advantages over their storefront counterparts, including the ease of ordering from the safety of home. Another plus is anonymity. Even unlicensed dispensaries collect and store a lot of personal and medical information about their customers in databases.