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Edibles: 10 Medical Conditions That Cannabis Can Help With

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Edibles are becoming a popular way to medicate for many patients. Not only are they delicious but they are a discreet option for people. Of course, there is also the option of making your own edibles right at home.

Edibles are becoming a popular way to medicate and help relax. It is more than just the standard marijuana brownie. THC infused candies, oils and drinks are becoming a new trend. The primary benefit of medicating with edibles is that edibles last for a much longer period of time. This provides relief for as much as 10 hours, depending on the potency of the product. There are also CBD edibles, which provide a wide range of therapeutic benefits without the high. In addition, more and more patients are making their own edibles right at home.

Medical Conditions

Crohn’s Disease

This is an inflammatory disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease occurs when an abnormal immune response results in chronic inflammation in the digestive tract.

Symptoms: of this condition include painful rectal bleeding, feeling constipated, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Edibles Benefit: Ingesting cannabis edibles can benefit Crohn’s disease patients since it enables cannabinoids to be evenly distributed to the actual root of the problem – in the stomach area, where the edibles are metabolized

Insomnia

A sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep. Not getting enough sleep can lead to even more health problems down the line, which is why it’s necessary to always ensure you’re getting good quality sleep.

Symptoms: Insomnia can be caused by other medical disorders, such as depression, anxiety, stress; or physical ailments such as chronic pain.

Edibles Benefit: Edibles are an excellent way to solve this problem since the right dosage can help you fall and stay asleep for several hours. Consuming product made from indica strains are best.

Respiratory and Lung Diseases

This can be such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, the flu, chronic bronchitis, the common cold, and asthma. Smoking is not an option for patients with lung disease. This is because they can introduce irritants to the lungs or cause airway obstruction when smoked heavily.

Symptoms: A cough, trouble breathing, chest pain, and pneumonia.

Edibles Benefit: On the other hand, it’s easy to consume edibles even if you have a respiratory condition. A patient may want to consume edibles ahead of time as a preventive measure since in most cases it takes around 30 minutes for its effects to set in.

Chronic Pain

This is one of the most common reasons patients use medical cannabis is for chronic pain. Many things can cause chronic pain: inflammations caused by infections, injuries or casualties, cancer, fibromyalgia, and many more.

Symptoms: Chronic pain is defined as debilitating pain that lasts for over 12 weeks, sometimes for months or even longer. Pain, headaches, gastro issues, IBS, exhausting can all be symptoms.

Edibles Benefit: But cannabis is an effective natural remedy for pain with no side effects. Edibles can be used to prevent and treat chronic pain symptoms, giving patients the ability to continue doing life with minimal to no more pain.

Dysmenorrhea

Actually, this is a common condition affecting millions of women around the world. Dysmenorrhea, or menstrual pain, can sometimes be so unbearable that many women are unable to do the tasks they need to for the day or even ask for a sick leave from work when needed.

Symptoms: back pain, lower abdomen pain, and hip pain. Most even struggle with other symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, or general achiness.

Edibles Benefit: Take an edible on the days you suffer from period pain and the pain can be greatly reduced to almost nothing in the span of around an hour or less. Chocolate Brownie seems like a perfect option!

Cancer Treatment

Cancer especially chemotherapy may bring with it a host of side effects. Cancerous tumors then spread or invade nearby tissues. In addition, as these tumors grow, some cancer cells can break off and travel to distant places in the body through the blood or the lymph system and form new tumors far from an original tumor.

Symptoms: Appetite loss, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and pain – all of which cannabis can help address.

Edibles Benefit: Patients undergoing chemotherapy can consume edibles to treat these conditions while reducing the risk of cancer spreading within the body because of cannabis’ cancer-fighting properties.

Musculoskeletal pain

Muscles, bones, and joints can be treated with edibles. These conditions may be brought about by rigorous workout routines (such as those done by athletes), muscle spasms, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, gout, lupus, and more.

Symptoms: Musculoskeletal pain may be chronic and last for several hours at a time, with aches, pains, and muscle twitches. Commonly, suffer fatigue and sleep disturbances.

Edibles Benefit: Elderly patients suffering from age-related problems such as arthritis may benefit more from using CBD or low-dose edibles. Ingest a brownie, macaroon or some CBD-infused water.

Migraines

More than 37 million Americans experience migraines. In severe cases, migraines have made it impossible to get anything done.  Migraines are recurrent throbbing headaches that typically affects one side of the head.

Symptoms: Migraines may also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. In addition, light and sound sensitivity can be a regular struggle.

Edibles Benefits: The benefits of cannabis for migraine treatment is widely documented, and may be an excellent administration method of choice for patients who suffer from long bouts of migraines.

Mental disorders

Many people suffer from a form of a mental disorder. Popular and quite normal are depression, anxiety, and even stress-related conditions. Clinical depression lasts for a long time. In addition, sometimes patients experience depressive bouts for several days.

Symptoms: Depression is very common and mental disorders are commonly affected by mood change, appetite change and trouble with sleep.

Edibles Benefit: Additionally, edibles can safely provide the same benefits of antidepressants but without the side effects and addictive properties. This also helps with an anxiety people may feel from smoking.

Autoimmune disorders

This occurs when the immune system mistakenly causes the body to attack itself. There are over 80 different kinds of autoimmune conditions, although the most common types include systemic lupus, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Symptoms:  For most fatigue and muscle aches are most common. On the other hand, some experience weight loss, hair loss, rashes and body numbness.

Edibles Benefit: Edibles can provide long-lasting relief for these conditions while helping patients manage their debilitating side effects. Especially for those suffering from weight loss who are struggling with eating.

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Spring into Cannabis: Picnics with Mary Jane

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What’s not to love about sitting out in nature, enjoying some company and a plate full of delicious food? Now add your favorite edibles and a joint – and it makes for the perfect day!

It has finally felt like spring is kicking into action. The birds are chirping, people are outside walking their dogs, the sun is shining and the air smells fresh and new. The snow is finally starting to melt away the winter blues and you start to feel a little bit more active.

And if it’s not a rainy spring day why not go outside with some friends or your partner and have a picnic. There are tons are quaint parks, and places out of the area of children that you can go. Or, take it to your backyard, set up a comfy blanket and enough some time in nature with nature: cannabis. Picnics are a perfect way to kick in the spring season.

What To Bring:

picnic things to bring

Grab your favorite picnic basket and favorite food for your day out. via HERB

  • Picnic Blanket
  • Picnic Basket
  • Plates, Cups, and Utensils (hopefully comes with your picnic basket)
  • Napkins
  • Chairs or cushions
  • Games
  • Music and Portable Speaker
  • Garbage bags
  • Toilet paper – just in case
  • Hand Sanitizer

Optional:

  • Lanterns for lighting – for an evening picnic
  • Bug Repellant – don’t get bit by the mosquitos
  • Sun Screen – depending on the weather
  • Beach Umbrella – depending on location
  • Towels for a swim – if you decide to head to the beach
  • Portable BBQ –  feeling hot food instead of a sandwich. You can get portable BBQ with gas o charcoal.

Where to Have Your Picnics:

places for picnics

If you’re looking for a serene place to take a date on a picnic or just a good place to enjoy nature – there are several great places to do so. via AFK Travel

If you aren’t going to smoke at all, any park will do. Now that there are edibles, people don’t have to be bothered while you are getting medication, Just make sure to keep it out of reach of children and maybe don’t set up shop right beside the jungle gyms:) But here are some ideas for spots that you can go for your picnics. And if you want to smoke perhaps before or after you pick out your spot to eat.

  1. The Park
  2. The Beach
  3. Your Backyard
  4. Camping Site
  5. By a Bay or in the Forest
  6. Mountain Side
  7. Countryside

The Food:

Now, there seems to be a standard when it comes to picnics for the type of things you bring. If you don’t need a cooler, that is the goal. What is a picnic without a glorious selection of sandwiches, cheeses, dips, salads, and sweets? You have to make sure to cover it all. Any of your food items can be infused or made into an edible. if the whole meal is edible, you may end up getting a little too high for the park. But pick a couple recipes or a special dessert for the picnic.

Ideas:

  1. Veggie or Meat Skewers
  2. Sandwiches – Indica Italian Sub, Meatball Mary Jane Sub, Cannabis Chicken Club
  3. Salads – pasta, Caesar, garden, coleslaw or bean and add your favorite cannabis-infused salad dressing
  4. Crackers
  5. Cheese – make sure you bring ice packs
  6. Platters – veggie, meat, fruit
  7. Chips, Pretzels or Cannabis Infused Bits ‘n’ Bites
  8. Burgers or Hot Dogs (optional)
  9. Desserts – bar, cookies, brownies, cookies
  10. Condiments – dips, dressing, salt, and pepper

Drinks

Cannabis Infused Wine via Pilcrow

As for drinks, I recommend bringing bottles of your favorite soda, lemonade or water. Single bottles cut out having rot bring cups. And don’t feel like you can only have cold drinks. Grab your favorite thermos and pack in a cannabis-infused tea! Make sure you pack enough drinks for the day. It is important to stay hydrating while smoking and being in the sun.

  1. Water – you can drink regular water, THC infused or even CBD water. Add cucumber or lemon for flavor.
  2. Tea or Coffee
  3. Pop
  4. Juice Boxes
  5. Chocolate Milk (you will have to bring a cooler)
  6. Wine or. Beer
  7. Champagne

Higher Conclusion

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Picnics are truly a ton of fun. Just make sure you know how you’re going, whos going and plan it all out. Take a hike or a bike to get there or even drive out of the city if you want some peace and quiet. And if you have a dog, make sure you know if the area is pet-friendly! Pre-packing your food into Tupperware or paper bags will help for a better experience. Make sure you bring everything to clean and pack up after. Make a full day out of it and head to the beach or on a hike. Watch the sunset, smoke the last joint, then head home.

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Bacon and Bowls: Best of Both Worlds

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There is nothing quite like the smell of bacon being cooked or a bag full of weed. Both are distinctive and delicious.

It may seem crazy or it may just be genius. But bacon is really one of the best breakfast foods, munching foods and its the best on a juicy burger. What is a great appetizer for bacon? Marijuana. Whether you smoke it out of your joint, vape it from a pen or like to hit a bong toke, bacon will always be the same. Perfect, tasty, and super easy to make. And now with the creation of edibles, people are expanding into new recipes and ways to infuse their food. What if I said to you – Cannabis. Infused. Bacon? Would you s*%$ a brick? Right?! It is the best idea to ever grace our mouths! And you can make it yourself! So take a hit of your favorite strain and dig in!

cannabis infused bacon

Just when you think you’ve experienced all there is to love about bacon, you learn about cannabis-infused bacon. via Leafly

5 Scientific Reasons Why Bacon Is Really F*cking Good For You

  1. No Carbs
  2. Great hangover reliever
  3. It actually does have vitamins
  4. It’s great for a paleo diet
  5. High in Protein

Why You Should Eat Bacon

  • It is a mix of sweet and salty
  • Soul food – good for the hard days
  • Comforting
  • Easy to make
  • Goes with ANYTHING!!!
  • Even when it’s bad….its good!
  • All types of bacon from chicken to tofu.
  • Saturated fats, such as butter, bacon fat and coconut oil help to absorb THC

Cannabis Infused Bacon Recipe

Many of the more conventional edibles, like baked goods, require a time-consuming process of infusing fats like butter and oils with cannabis. Weed bacon takes advantage of the natural fats of the bacon itself. Quick and easy!

Ingredients:

  • Bacon, sliced
  • Cannabis, ground into a fine powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 225°F.
  2. Spread the ground cannabis onto a cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes.
  3. Place the desired number of bacon strips or full package on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Once the cannabis is done baking, remove and preheat the oven to 275 °F.
  5. Sprinkle the baked ground cannabis over each strip of bacon, adding more or less depending on the desired potency.
  6. Bake the bacon for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, flip the strips, and sprinkle cannabis over the other side.
  8. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

Tip: Make sure to save all the bacon grease from this recipe! Store it in a jar in the fridge. Every last drop of it is medically activated cannabis bacon fat. Collect that weed-infused fat and use it in all kinds of recipes. Potatoes, brush on your burgers, or add a drop to your morning eggs!

Try this Strain

bacon infused cannabis

Breakfast Kush. via Doc and Yeti

Breakfast Kush – Coffee Kush x Tang Tang

This indica dominant hybrid strain said to be the perfect wake-and-bake strain, offering an influx of energy and influx of hunger. Breakfast Kush has a super strong and zesty sour orange flavor with a smooth coffee aftertaste. In addition, breakfast Kush buds have thick spade-shaped bright neon green nugs with vibrant orange hairs and lots of oversized chunky crystal trichomes.

This is truly the best stain to mix with a plate full of bacon in the morning. It heightens cerebral energy and it will leave you with a creative and motivated edge. In addition, it helps with anxiety and eases the pain. Nevertheless, it really is the best of both worlds. Just like weed and bacon – it will have your mind question life but your body in a deep relaxation mode.

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Hemp Seeds: The Benefits, The Evidence and CBD!

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The cannabis plant is extremely powerful. It creates both hemp and marijuana. And naturally, hemp provides added benefits to CBD absorption when used together.

We all want the best results from the supplements and vitamins we take. One of the most important factors come down to if we can properly absorb them. For example, you have probably heard doctors or your mom recommend taking your vitamin C with a glass of orange juice. Why? Because orange juice helps with absorption. So the same idea applies to CBD. Hemp seeds have an added bonus factor in helping this process.

How Does it Work?

CBD absorption is actually quite easy. CBD contain chemical properties too. So, it’s all just a little bit of science. CBD and other cannabinoids are fat soluble. Meaning it needs fatty acids with water or protein.

Hemp seeds have fatty acids, cholesterol and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). They are absorbed by dissolving into the membrane of the cells within the intestines. These then form into lipoproteins which contain water-soluble phosphate. Are you following still? These then travel through the lymphatic vessels before hitting the bloodstream.

Seems complicated… but guess what? Your body is doing it on its own. So you really don’t need to think about it like you do about tying your shoes or brushing your teeth.

Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

hemp seeds

Hemp Seeds or Hemp Hearts are crunchy, nutty, and slightly sweet bites of power-packed nutrition. via Azure Standard

  1. Nutritious: Technically these seeds are a nut that contains high amounts of protein. Hemp seeds are also a great source of vitamin E and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. Plus, they are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids: omega-6 and omega-3.
  2. Reduces Heart Disease: Contain high amounts of the amino acid arginine, which is used to produce nitric oxide in the body. This aids in lowering blood pressure and reducing heart disease. The gamma-linolenic acid helps to decrease the inflammation within the body.
  3. Benefits Skin Disorders: A good source of polyunsaturated and essential fatty acids. Studies have shown this to benefit skin conditions along with the gamma-linolenic acid. Hemp oil can be used to relieve irritation and itch.
  4. Plant Based Protein: By weight, hemp seeds provide protein percentages similar to beef and lamb. In addition, they are a complete protein source, which means that they provide all the essential amino acids. Plus, hemp protein is easy to digest!
  5. Easing Menopause and Menstrual Pain: Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), found in hemp seeds, produces prostaglandin E1, which reduces the effects of prolactin (milk production). Furthermore, the GLA in hemp seeds may help to regulate hormone imbalances in menstrual pain and inflammation with menopause.
  6. Aids in Digestion: Hemp seeds contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is a valuable source of nutrients for the beneficial digestive bacteria while insoluble fiber adds bulk to your gut and may help food and waste pass through the gut easier.

Higher Hempality

While some terpenoids that belong to CBD such as myrcene may end up in your hemp seed oil it just had beneficial effects. The power of the hemp seeds anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties show its benefit for you and your body.

Overall, looking at the properties of CBD and then the properties of hemp seeds and hemp seed oil it seems its just beneficial to use all cannabinoid-rich extracts. Little THC, little CBD, little hemp. Hemp seeds are easy to purchase at any store (might be in the organic section). You can add them to just about any recipe or just on top of some yogurt. This cannabinoid-rich product shows many added benefits to your CBD use. So why not try some hemp seeds today!

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