Although there’s a plethora of research on the concentration of cannabinoids in hair follicles for the purpose of accurate drug testing, not many scientists have investigated the direct effects of cannabis on hair growth. There are even studies on how hair straighteners affect cannabinoid concentrations in the hair follicles of those who use cannabis — in […]
Why THC May Cause Anxiety & How to Calm It
We’ve all been there before — you inhale or ingest a little cannabis, expecting it to lull you into peace and serenity only to find your mind racing, overthinking the ins and outs of your entire day. While cannabis is known for its calming, sedative properties, it’s also known to sometimes induce anxiety or paranoia. Why […]
How does CBD differ from CBN?
Cannabinol tinctures have been gaining popularity for their sleep-inducing effects. Just a few drops of CBN can lead to catching a whole lot of Z’s. But many patients may be unfamiliar with what CBN is, where it comes from, and what other properties it has. You may also be wondering how CBN is different from […]
Can Cannabis Help Treat or Prevent Diabetes?
Diabetes affects 37.3 million Americans, and 96 million over 18 years old have pre-diabetes. Of note, diabetes isn’t just one medical condition. Rather, there are several different types of diabetic conditions. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are arguably the most well-known. Most individuals (90%) with diabetes are diagnosed with type 2. Meanwhile, about 5-10% […]
Can Cannabis Help Lower Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure allows physicians to measure the amount of force blood exerts against the inner walls of your blood vessels. It’s regulated by your body’s homeostatic mechanisms to ensure the pressure doesn’t become too high or too low. When blood pressure becomes abnormal, it’s either too high (hypertension) or too low (hypotension). Individuals with blood […]
How Cannabis Affects Your Metabolism
Your endocannabinoid system is active regardless of your cannabis use. One of the chief functions of the ECS is to regulate energy metabolism as part of its many homeostatic functions. Although cannabis is known for giving the “munchies,” cannabis use is associated with lower body mass index (BMI). So, what’s going on here? Does cannabis […]