The top 10 cannabis lifestyle trends of 2017

Wrapping up another year that had its share of soul-crushing moments, the ongoing progress of marijuana legalization and exploding growth of the cannabis industry are two of the few things keeping me cautiously hopeful as we head into 2018. Let’s take a moment to mark the monumental strides for marijuana in the past twelve months. Here, in no particular order, are the 10 key cannabis lifestyle trends that defined the past year: 1. Concentrates get classier Thanks to devices like the Highlighter by Bloom Farms, Dipper by Dipstick Vapes, Boost by Dr. Dabber and Pax Era, and INDVR…

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Massive meta-study confirms the health benefits of cannabis

After digging through more than 10,000 separate clinical studies, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on Thursday issued a groundbreaking, 400-page report on the potential benefits and detriments posed by cannabis use. The biggest revelation: cannabis has verifiable medicinal uses, which are backed by large amounts of high-quality science. This could spell the end for weed’s categorization as a Schedule I narcotic. The report was authored by a panel of health experts led by Harvard pediatrician, Marie McCormick. The study found, among other things, that cannabinoids (the active…

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Study links heavy cannabis use with bone disease

– People who frequently smoke large amounts of cannabis may face a higher risk of reduced bone density and fractures, researchers suggest. In a study examining the effects of cannabis on body mass index, researchers from the University of Edinburgh determined heavy cannabis users are more likely to experience osteoporosis later in life. The research was published in The American Journal of Medicine. “We have known for a while that the components of cannabis can affect bone cell function but we had no idea up until now of what this…

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