Uses Of Medical Marijuana

Relief of chronic pain
There are hundreds of chemical compounds in cannabis, many of which are cannabinoids. Cannabinoids have been linked to providing relief of chronic pain due to their chemical makeup. Which is why cannabis’ by-product such as medical cannabis is commonly used for chronic pain relief.

Improves lung capacity
Unlike smoking cigarettes, when smoking cannabis in the form of cannabis your lungs aren’t harmed. In fact, a study found that cannabis actually helps increase the capacity of the lungs rather than cause any harm to it.

Help lose weight
If you look around, you will notice that the avid cannabis user is usually not overweight. That is because cannabis is linked to aiding your body in regulating insulin while managing caloric intake efficiently.

Regulate and prevent diabetes
With its impact on insulin, it only makes sense that cannabis can help regulate and prevent diabetes. Research conducted by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) has linked cannabis to stabilise blood sugars, lower blood pressure, and improve blood circulation.

Fight cancer
One of the biggest medical benefits of cannabis is its link to fighting cancer. There is a good amount of evidence that shows cannabinoids can help fight cancer or at least certain types of it.

Helps treat depression
Depression is fairly widespread without most people even knowing they have it. The endocannabinoid compounds in cannabis can help in stabilising moods which can ease depression.

Shows promise in autism treatment
Cannabis is known to calm users down and control their mood. It can help children with autism that experience frequent violent mood swings control it.

Regulate seizures
Research conducted on CBD has shown that it can help control seizures. There are ongoing studies to determine the effect cannabis has on individuals with epilepsy.

Mend bones
Cannabidiol has been linked to helping heal broken bones, quickening the process. According to Bone Research Laboratory in Tel Aviv, it also helps strengthen the bone in the process of healing. This makes it tougher for the bone to break in the future.

Helps with ADHD/ADD
Individuals with ADHD and ADD have trouble focusing on tasks at hand. They tend to have problems with cognitive performance and concentration. Cannabis has shown promise in promoting focus and helping individuals with ADHD/ADD. It is also considered a safer alternative to Adderall and Ritalin.

Treatment for glaucoma
Glaucoma leads to additional pressure on the eyeball which is painful for individuals with the disorder. Cannabis can help reduce the pressure applied on the eyeball providing some temporary relief to individuals with glaucoma.

Alleviate anxiety
While Cannabis is commonly known to cause anxiety, there is a way around that. Taken in monitored dosage and in the proper way, cannabis can help alleviate anxiety and calm users down.

Slow development of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease is one of many that is caused by cognitive degeneration. As we age, cognitive degeneration is almost unavoidable. Cannabis’s endocannabinoid contains anti-inflammatories that fight the brain inflammation that leads to Alzheimer’s disease.

Deal with pain linked to arthritis
Cannabis is now commonly found as creams and balms which are used by individuals that have arthritis. Both THC and CBD help sufferers deal with the pain.

Helps with PTSD symptoms
PTSD doesn’t just affect veterans but any individual that goes through a trauma. As cannabis is legalised the impact it has on helping treat individuals with PTSD is being studied. Cannabis helps control the fight or flight response, preventing it from going into overdrive.

Helps provide relief to individuals with multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis can be painful, and cannabis is known to provide relief for it. Multiple sclerosis leads to painful muscle contractions and cannabis can help reduce that pain.

Reduces side effects linked to hepatitis C and increase the effectiveness of treatment
The treatment for hepatitis C has numerous side effects that include nausea, fatigue, depression, and muscle aches. These can last for months for some hepatitis C sufferers. Cannabis can help reduce the side effects caused by the treatment while making it more effective at the same time.

Treats inflammatory bowel diseases
Individuals with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can find some relief with the use of cannabis. THC and cannabidiol are known to help enhance immune response while also interact with cells that play a vital role in the functioning of the gut. Cannabis helps block off bacteria and other compounds that cause inflammation in the intestines.

Helps with tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease
For those that have Parkinson’s disease cannabis can help reduce tremors and pain while also helping promote sleep. It has also shown to improve motor skills in patients.

Helps with alcoholism
Another one of the many health benefits of cannabis is that there is no doubt cannabis is much safer than alcohol. While it may not be 100% risk-free, it can be a smarter way to curb alcoholism by substituting it with cannabis.

How to Use A Dab Rig in Less Than 5 Minutes

Investing in a dab rig is an exciting idea but knowing how to use modern dab oil rigs can be more satisfying. Once you’ve got the rig set and your dab prepared, then it’s time to get started.

For the first time dabbers, using a dab rig may seem daunting and dangerous. To make things work perfectly easy for you, we’ve got a step by step guide on how to use and dab rig and everything you need to know about oil rigs for the best ever dabbing experiences.

But What’s Exactly Is A Dab Rig?

Before we even talk about how to use a dab rig, we can’t assume that everyone knows what a dab rig is. Let’s start with a simple definition. You need this to be certain if what we are talking about here is what you meant.

A dab rig is a dabbing device that looks similar to a bong but specifically designed to help in oils consumption. It is also called an oil rig.

How To Use Your Dab Rig

In the modern world, we’ve got to be intentional about how we do things. Simply because you are a herb fanatic doesn’t mean that the person seated next to you in the office loves the same. You’ve got to make your smoking moments personal and enjoy the buzz without bothering everyone with the smoke everywhere.

Before you learn how to use a dab rig, you got to know the dab tools required. Now that dabbing technology is fast advancing, you need to familiarize yourself with dab tools in terms of their design and appearance.

A complete glass dab rig comprises of a cannabis extract, a water pipe, a nail, a dome, a torch, a carb cap, and a dabber. Each of them is a functional piece needed in the entire dab sessions. Exploring the world of dabbing products and accessories is a brilliant idea for every dabber.

Before going on with trying to dab, it is most important that you do this at your own risk and remember that cannabis is for the use only by adults 21 years of age and older, keep out of the reach of children, an do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this (or any) substance.

This Is What Everyone Must Know About Dabbing

Always Ensure You’ve Got The Right Oil Levels To Dab

Before you start dabbing, you’ve got to apply some little science here. Different cannabis extracts have diverse THC concentrates and so you need to know how potent is your oil before you’ve got anything to do with it.

I recommend you start small with your dose then increase as you get used to dabbing. Before you get accustomed to dabbing, dabbing may feel so intense. This shouldn’t worry you. With time, it’s got to be more tolerable.

Be Intentional With How You Dab

If you didn’t know, the rush of THC can be substantially intense and it is recommended you sit as you start dabbing.

Steps To Follow

1.Water the chamber

This is the basic step to get started with dabbing. Add the appropriate levels of water in your dab rig. To ensure that you get the water bubbles, blow water into the downstem and pour out any water that comes into contact with your mouth.

2.Turn Your Torch On

You need to turn your torch on and ensure that the flame is pointing directly to the nail. If you like it, heat the nail until it turns red hot. One thing you need to know about quartz or titanium dab nail is that if they are not seasoned, they might emit some unpleasant flavors when heated. You season the nail to fill the pores with carbon emitted from burnt oils to stop leaching.

3.Prepare your dab

The second step is where you turn off the torch and put the glass dome over the nail. Allow the nails to cool down to ensure that the surface temperature is not too hot. For a titanium nail, 10 seconds are enough but for a quartz nail, give it around 45 seconds to cool. The low temperature in dabbing is very ideal. Why? Find out.

4.Take your dab

Now, it’s time to dab. Take your dabber as you directly apply the dab on the nail located inside the dab. Then, slowly inhale the dab. To ensure no oil is wasted to the dabber, rotate the dabber tip. You inhale the dab through the mouthpiece.

When the concentrates melt, you will start seeing the vapors fill in the glass and this tells you its time to start inhaling the herb. Keep inhaling the vapors as they come out of the downstem until there is no more vapor in the chamber of your dab.

5.Exhale And Repeat

To enjoy what dabbing is all about, exhale and start enjoying the buzz. To get crazy hits, inhale and hold as much as you can, then exhale. Once the vapor is no more, slightly lower the rig and starts exhaling. Continue with the above process until you experience the hit you’ve been longing for.

Watch out on this!

In your quest to enjoy the best dabbing experiences, be mindful not to be carried away by events. You need to know that the glass domes and nails get extremely hot in the process and so you ought to handle them with care. Before you touch on any of the tools, allow them time to cool down first to be safe.

Keep it clean

When you’ve got the huge hit and wants no more, it is always great to clean the nail and wand. Use the hand torch to melt away the wax residue on the tools. Use alcohol to swab or wipe clean your nails to ensure that they don’t harbor sticky residue.

Wait, But Did You Get The Right Dab Rig?

You might be very keen on how you get the above steps in order but what matters most is the type of dab rigs you use. When buying your dab rigs on an online head shop, go for reliable and durable dab pipes that serve you best for years to come. Browse different dab rigs options and find one that works for your lifestyle.

What Are Vape Pens? A Quick Guide

Smoking is a pastime that is ingrained in many cultures, and that is used for bonding, contemplation, and relaxation. As with any activity, it is normal for it to evolve over time. Our ancestors dried and ground leaves, and then wrapped them in other leaves and burned those. That released the ‘good’ chemicals from the leaves but it also presented a fire hazard and a health risk because the smoke from the cigar or cigarette contained other, less beneficial chemicals too.

Vaping is a modern way of enjoying an age-old activity. Vape pens superheat a solution called an e-liquid that contains the desired active ingredient (nicotine, CBD, or similar substances) and flavoring. Vaping allows you to control the dose you inhale quite accurately, and it opens up a whole world of flavors that you might not encounter with traditional cigars or cigarettes.

There are many different kinds of vape pen. Some are small, just like a cigarette. Some are a bit bigger like a cigar, or even bigger than that. Vape pens are generally less complex than box mods, which allow users to change the coils and batteries. Smaller does not mean inferior, though. A good vape pen is easy to use and offers a smooth and enjoyable vaping experience.

Some people love the idea of vape pens because they are thought to be safer than a traditional cigarette since you are breathing in fewer chemicals. While this is a prevailing theory, research is still being done. There are some concerns about the oils used in lower quality e-liquids, so you should make sure that you purchase your supplies from trusted companies, rather than importing from an unknown supplier.

Smoking vs Vaping

Cigarettes and marijuana have been used for centuries but only recently has the process of vaporizing these substances become popular.

Smoking normally involves heating from fire which then causes substances to change from a solid state to a vapor.

While smoking cannabis the active component which is THC gets aerosolized and then gets absorbed into your bloodstream through the lungs. The problem with smoking is that you have to also inhale smoke in the process. This smoke consists of partially burned particles which creates tar in your body, has cancer-causing affects, blackens your teeth and destroys your taste buds. Some immediate causes of smoking includes increased heart rate and constricted blood vessels.

According to few studies [1] smoking only takes six seconds for the active compounds to reach your nervous system unlike chewing tobacco or eating edible cannabis which takes much more time.

This is where vaping comes in. If you can heat the active components enough to make them aerosolized without starting a combustion reaction with the other compounds then you theoretically get fast effects without the damage of smoke inhalation.

Vaping typically involves a glass or metal chamber which has an electrical current passing through it and this way it can heat the compound in a control temperature creating a vapor with minimal combustion. It only means that you inhale much less smoke. Recently among the cannabis users, vaporizers have become popular as the plant material can be heated to a specific temperature (Usually between 185 to 210 degrees celsius) Allowing just the THC containing vapor to be extracted.

How to Use a Vape Pen

Most vape pens are quite similar in terms of how they work. They will have an indicator light that shows you when it is on and that may change color once the pen is ready to use. They have a battery, a button (unless they are ‘auto draw’ pens), a heating chamber, an atomizer (or a pre-filled cartridge), and a mouth piece. They will also likely have a charger, which is micro-USB and can be used to recharge the battery between uses.

While some pens are more sophisticated than others, the general idea remains the same. The pen, when charged, will use the heating element to superheat the wax, oil or herb that is in the chamber, producing vapor that you inhale.

1 – Charge the Device

Make sure your pen is fully charged before you try to use it, so that it can produce enough heat.

2 – Load the Chamber

To use a vape pen, you must first of all correctly load the chamber with the concentrate. Make sure that the product you are using is the right type. Some CBD oils are designed for sublingual use, for example, while some are vape oils. If you are using wax or shatter, follow the directions with the pen to load the correct amount. Use the right tools to do this. You should not handle wax with your fingers because it can actually degrade the cannabinoids in the wax, making them less potent.

3 – Activate the Pen

Most pens follow the same standards for using them, so once you know how to use one pen you can use them all. The ‘standard’ instructions are:

– 5 clicks of the button to turn the pen on

– 3 clicks of the button to change the heat setting

– Push and hold the button to draw vapor

– 5 clicks of the button to turn the pen off

With some pens you don’t need to push and hold the button to draw vapor, you simply breathe through the mouthpiece and it will work.

4 – Getting the Most from Your Pen

You do not need to take big draws for a good user experience. You can simply take small ‘sips’. Vaping is different to smoking so it may take some practice to get the best experience, and to get the right strength of vapor for your preferences.

5 – Caring for Your Pen

Be sure to recharge your pen between uses. If you are able to do so, get a spare battery and keep it charging while you are using the other battery in the pen. Most pens are designed for use with a specific substance (wax, herb or oil). There are some that are ‘all in one’ pens. If you are using one of those make sure you clean it properly between uses.

Different Types of Vape

There are many different types of pen on the market. Most people end up buying a very good, high-quality pen that is their main ‘daily driver’ that they use at home or in the office. You may want to have a cheaper pen that you keep in the car, and then use disposable pens while traveling. Even disposable pens are far less expensive to ‘run’ than cigarettes and will give you a decent number of draws for your money.

The main types of vape are:

– E-cigs

– Pocket vapes

– Vape pens

– Box Mods

E-cigs are the least expensive but also the least flexible. They are disposable, cheap, and often marketed as a ‘starter’ for people who are trying to quit smoking and move over to vaping. In this respect, they are a nice idea, but if you are serious about vaping you are unlikely to stick with e-cigs for long. They are short term use items (although some do have cartridges which can be changed) that do not offer a lot of options or control, and the list of flavors available is limited.

Pocket vapes are bigger, re-usable, and are suitable for use with dry herbs, e-liquids, and waxes. They have powerful batteries, and offer a generally better user experience but some people dislike the boxy shape.

Vape pens are popular because of their pen-like shape, the flexibility they offer (especially the ‘all in one’ designs that can use almost any substance imaginable), and the temperature control features. They are affordable, easy to learn to use, discrete, and easy to carry.

Box mods are used by true vaping enthusiasts who want more control over the vaping experience. You can change the batteries and coils, use a wide range of substances in them (some people even make their own oils with different flavors so they can enjoy a truly custom vaping experience). Box mods can be quite bulky and eye-catching, which some people like as a fashion choice. For some, however, the comparative size is a downside.

Most pens come with good safety features these days, to prevent accidental triggering of the device while it is in your pocket, and to reduce the fire risk.

The most recent research suggests that ‘second hand vapor’ does not present a health risk. However, the practice of vaping is relatively new and the evidence is not conclusive as of yet. For this reason, some people use different devices in different settings, with smaller, discrete vapes for social situations and ones that produce a greater quantity of vapor and a stronger odor for other environments where they are less likely to potentially offend anyone.

Vaping is still a new activity [2], and while it is more socially acceptable than smoking there are still a lot of people who are dubious about inhaling any substance. It is polite to take their concerns into consideration, especially if there are children present, or if anyone in the group has asthma [3] or any other condition that makes them sensitive to smells or vapor.