Virginia is one of the first states that is able to tell hemp from marijuana in the field. The Virginia Department of Forensic Science purchased 16,150 kits and is distributing them to law enforcement agencies in the state.
Beginning with the 2019 Fall harvest the online market has seen a new type of Cannabis for sale. CBG (Cannabigerol) hemp flower refers to the female flowers of hemp plants that are bred to produce primarily CBG rather than CBD.
The stereotype is that marijuana makes you stupid. This certainly seems to happen in the short run. A 2016 study led by Staci Gruber, Ph.D. suggests that medical marijuana may actually improve executive functioning in adults.
Does your doctor need to know if you take CBD or THC? Probably. CBD can interact with some medications and THC can rarely cause some very troubling symptoms.
If you are interested in edibles there is one really easy way to get started. The easiest edibles are “firecrackers.” These consist of graham crackers, peanut butter and cannabis.
While THC may increase the risk of psychosis CBD may actually help treat psychosis. How? An interesting study sheds some light.
Patagonia created an excellent video putting hemp into perspective.
It’s easy to make a homemade hemp salve to help soothe your achy joints. I use it at night for arthritis pain in my hands.