Top 7 Cannabis Strains-Natural Depression Remedy
Oct23

Top 7 Cannabis Strains-Natural Depression Remedy

The benefits of using marijuana to relieve depression have been clear. It can negate the need for harmful prescription chemicals and, if you are growing cannabis yourself, then you will know the exact origins of your medication and can even grow your weed organically to ensure your medication is truly natural. How Cannabis Treats Depression: Though THC levels do vary amongst cannabis seeds, even plants with a very low dosage can still provide relief against depression in two ways: First, the THC can stimulate a substance in the brain known as Anandamide which controls the feeling of well being in a person experiences. Stimulating this compound enables a cannabis user to reduce their levels of depression and in some cases, get rid of it all together. Second, marijuana users will find that THC can also stimulate the neurogenesis section of the hippocampus which can actually create new neurons in this part of the brain which can actually work to reduce depression and its effects in the long term. Cannabis can also work to combat some of the key side effects of depression. It can work to reduce high blood pressure, stop those who comfort eat from wanting to seek solace in food and it can help those with insomnia get more sleep. #1-AK-47       Medicinal use People suffering from migraines or anxiety will find tranquility when medicating themselves using AK-47. Smoking effects As a sativa dominant strain the AK-47 will leave you relaxed and mellow. The steady and long-lasting cerebral buzz will leave you mentally alert and engaged in creative or social activities. Plant feature AK-47 is easy to grow and a compact sativa, great for indoors. Outdoors it usually finishes flowering toward the end of October. 35% – 65% Sativa dominant Plant type: Feminized THC Level: Very high around 20% CBD (Medical): Medium Height Compact: (50/80 cm – 19″/32″) Yield High: (±500gr/m² – ±18 oz/11ft²) Flowering period: Average (64 days) Climate: Average / land climate Good for: Indoor, Medical, Beginner #2-Sour Diesel Medicinal use Sour Diesel is often used for chronic pain and nausea but is praised for its help with anxiety and stress due to its paranoid-free effect! Smoking effects This Sativa dominant strain won’t leave you paranoid like other Sativa’s sometimes do. It will make you talkative, social and outgoing. Plant features This plant can grow monstrous outside! Indoors its easily kept compact and will generate higher yields than growing outdoors. Strain details Plant type: Feminized 60% – 40% Sativa dominant THC Level: High at 18% CBD (Medical): Medium Height: Tall (70/250 cm – 59″/71″) Yield: Very high (450/650 gr/m² – 16/23oz/11ft²”) Flowering period: Long (68...

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Can Marijuana Protect You From Ebola?
Oct19

Can Marijuana Protect You From Ebola?

The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit “unprecedented” proportions, according to relief workers on the ground. “The epidemic is out of control,” Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for Doctors Without Borders, said in a statement. There have been 567 cases and 350 deaths since the epidemic began in March, according to the latest World Health Organization figures. Not a day has gone by in the last few weeks without a mention of Ebola. Having made its way into North America, Ebola has become reached the top of the “to fear” list, making many worry that it will only be a matter of time before the disease dominates the continent. Effective vaccines and treatments for Ebola have yet to be discovered, though one may be hiding in plain sight: cannabis. Cannabinoids in marijuana have gained more and more of a reputation as a way to control and aid one’s immune systems, specifically with diseases that target a body’s natural defense measures against viruses, like HIV. Dr. David B. Allen, medical director of Cannabis Sativa, Inc, and Brad Morehouse, founder of NewCure.org, both believe cannabis can combat Ebola in the same way. First, a rundown on what Ebola is and does, so everyone understands the argument. Ebola is a virus that targets the RNA (which creates proteins) in cells, takes over, then begins to replicate itself. The virus is able to hide itself from virus killing cells by creating indivisibility cloak-like surface proteins, which makes fighting Ebola especially difficult for the body. Another consequence of Ebola being an RNA virus is that it makes each strain unique to the individual infected, thus making the creation of a widely applicable vaccine incredibly difficult. What makes Ebola deadly is the way in which one’s immune system reacts as time goes on. Aside from creating hemorrhaging and leaking between cells, Ebola primarily kills when a person’s body releases a massive amount of enzymes (a cytokine storm) and an overabundant, and fatal amount, of immune cells being activated. That’s where marijuana comes in as a potential saving grace to those afflicted with Ebola. As Joe Martin points out, cannabis is contains natural antiretrovirals and is also an anti-inflammatory able to reduce the harm to the body caused by a cytokine storm. Cannabichromene (CBC) is one of four major cannabinoids in Cannabis sativa L. and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis you most likely smoke, vape, or eat. CBD was evaluated for it’s antiinflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal activity. In 2 tests CBC was superior to phenylbutazone, anonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for the short-term treatment of pain and fever in animals. The antibacterial activity of...

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DIY Ducting Pumpkins
Oct09

DIY Ducting Pumpkins

If you are a home grower you are almost guaranteed to have some extra ducting on hand. If not, just go to your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. They should have a bunch of cheap ducting. For this cheap & easy halloween craft I used 6 inch and 4 inch ducting that has been connected by Duck Brand  HVAC Metal Repair Aluminum Foil Tape, and 2 colors of spray paint-Pumpkin Orange & Ivory. Then I used wine corks for the stem, and some FloraCraft Spanish Moss around the stem.    ...

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