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How Cannabis Improve Women’s Sex Lives

Stacey Wellington

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Cannabis and Sex

Cannabis has been garnering the attention of many because of its various medical proprieties, but is this only what the plant is good for? Well, you are in for a treat because you can also consume this plant to improve your sexual experience. Not sure how it figures into your sex life? Read on!

It Increases Libido

When talking about sex life, one of the most important things we tackle is libido. After all, this is what gives people the desire for sexual activity. Because of this, the first thing we need to know when looking into the role of cannabis in women’s sex lives is how it affects libido. This is especially due to the misinformation that weed lessens libido.

If you are concerned about this, worry not because studies show that this plant increases libido in women. In fact, Melanie Bone, a gynaecologist, prescribes medical cannabis for women who have problems with their sexual appetite.

It Reduces Inhibitions

Medical marijuana is also prescribed for patients who experience excruciating pain. This is because the herb has a pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Along with these, the plant also has relaxing properties, which lowers your inhibitions. The pain-relieving and relaxing effects of this plant can definitely improve your sex life as it reduces the pain you experience during sex and putting you in a more adventurous mood.

The cannabinoids responsible for these is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is a psychoactive compound. Don’t worry, in regulated amounts and with the right ratio with cannabidiol (CBD), this will not leave you locked in the couch.

It Improves Orgasms

Now, onto the big finish. Because this plant gives you a great time before and during sex, you might be wondering about its effects towards the end. Well, good news because this herb is proven to improve orgasms. According to studies, it intensifies genital sensitivity and orgasms, making it a great addition to your romantic night (or day).

The Big Secret

If you are wondering how it works, you will be surprised by how simple it is. Basically, our bodies have an endocannabinoid system, which produces its own endocannabinoids and is responsive to the effects of cannabis and its cannabinoids. Moreover, this system is in charge of regulating pain and pleasure, making it more receptive to what cannabinoids have to offer. So, this is why cannabis has an effect on our bodies that lessens pain and increases pleasure.

How You Can Use Weed to Improve Your Experience

  • Make Your Date More Romantic by Cooking Using CBD Oil

If you and your partner are planning a date night, you might want to surprise them with a big helping of the cannabis-infused dish. You can prepare your very own pesto pasta, complete with CBD oil and buds as the main ingredient for your sauce. You can also prepare pot cookies or brownies for dessert to complete your meal.

  • Smoke a Hit or Two

Partners that do things together, stays together. We bet that this is also true for smoking weed. So, if you and your partner are enthusiasts, then why not blaze up your favorite buds and have a good time?

  • Use Cannabis-Infused Lubes

If you think food and joints are the only things you can use to improve your sex life, then you are wrong. You can now buy cannabis-infused lubes to make your time more exciting and adventurous!

This plant never ceases to amaze many people. Now that you know that you can also use it to enhance your sex life, why not grab your favorite cannabis product and have a good time with your partner.

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Demetrix Gains $50m in Series A Funding, Aims to Brew Cannabis

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Demetrix Funds to Brew Cannabis

Demetrix Inc. recently announced its successful foray into the Series A funding round. Following this, the company garnered $50 million, which the business states will be used for researching and producing synthetic cannabinoids in the market.

The Series A funding round was led by Tuatara Capital, a New York-based investment group, together with Horizon Ventures, a Hong Kong-based firm. Based on the press release by the cannabis firm, Horizon Ventures also participated in the Series Seed round, contributing $11 million to the business.

Shaping the Future

Demetrix’s press release revealed that the global market for cannabinoids are slated to reach $100 billion comes 2029. Alongside the boom of this industry, Demetrix intends to “help the world benefit from nature’s rarest ingredients.”

Besides brewing, the startup is also looking to isolate the cannabinoids. The firm also looks to expand the business and commercialize its products in the future. With more than 100 cannabinoids being explored by the California-based startup, it believes that it can cater to different consumer product companies, including the pharmaceutical and supplement sector.

To achieve their goals, the California-based company reportedly intends to use baker’s yeast to yield a larger volume of cannabinoids. Through the company’s “industry-leading fermentation technology that accelerates the production of cannabinoid,” it hopes to shape the future of the field.

Continued Show of Support

Both Tuatara Capital and Horizon Ventures released statements revealing their promising futures by working with the cannabis firm. In the press release, Tuatara Capital partner, Marc Riiska shares that they believe Demetrix has what it takes to “consistently produce high purity, single cannabinoids in a process that easily scales to meet demands.”

Meanwhile, Patrick Zhang of Horizon Ventures state that “Demetrix is uniquely positioned to bring these compounds to market in a cost-efficient way.”

Industry Background

Demetrix chief executive officer Jeff Ubersax is planning to use technologies surrounding yeast genetics and biochemistry and applying this to cannabis. Although the business employs the same method of brewing beer, the fermentation process using the marijuana plant will produce synthetic cannabinoids instead.

While the company’s approach to making a larger volume of cannabinoids sounds promising, Tech Crunch notes the startup “has a long way to go before it becomes competitive with extracts from the marijuana plant.”

As of writing, the company has successfully raised a total of $61 million.

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Research Found Recreational Marijuana Users End Up Consuming the Plant as Medicine

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Recreational Marijuana

Many cannabis users who buy in Colorado adult-use cannabis dispensaries use the product as a medicine, a study revealed.

The study found that people who purchase items that are supposedly for fun have used them to treat specific health issues, like chronic pain and sleep disorders. The researchers led by Marcus Bachhuber of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York said customers of adult-use cannabis usually end up consuming it for symptom relief.

The combined research team from the New York-based college and the University of Miami polled 1,000 customers in two Colorado dispensaries between August 2016 and October 2016. Around 65% of the respondents said they used marijuana for pain relief, while 74% reported using the plant to promote sleep.

The study was recently published in the “Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.”

Potent Prescription Medicine Alternative

The respondents ended up using cannabis for medical reasons because of its potency. Many of the respondents who use marijuana for health reasons said that using the plant helped them to reduce the use of other medicines. More than two-thirds (82%) reported cutting or stopping their prescription medications.

Nearly 90% of those who purchased cannabis for pain relief said they had reduced or stopped taking opioid pain relievers. Meanwhile, 87% of users who use marijuana as a sleeping aid reported they minimized or halted their use of over-the-counter taking aids. Moreover, 83% of those taking medicine sleeping pills said cannabis helped cut down or stopped their use of these medications.

While the study has somehow shown the potency of cannabis for medical use, it has some limitations. Of the 1,000 study respondents, 90% were below the age of 50. Less than half (42%) of them were women while a little more than half (66%) were white.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) deputy director Paul Armentano backed the findings of the study. In a press release, he said that the study proved the therapeutic efficacy of marijuana. He also acknowledged its possibility as an alternative medication to prescription medications, particularly opioids.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the U.S. die following an opioid overdose. The agency admitted that the abuse and addiction to opioids, including prescription pain relievers, fentanyl, and other synthetic opioids is a national crisis. Prescription opioid misuse costs the U.S. $78.5 billion a year and affects not only public health, but also impacts social and economic welfare.

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Minnesota Approved Medical Marijuana for Alzheimer’s

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Minnesotta OK'd Medical Cannabis for Alzheimers

Starting July 1, all registered patients with Alzheimer’s disease can begin registering for Minnesota’s medical cannabis program. This will enable them to purchase medical marijuana from the state’s two manufacturers starting August 1, the High Times reported.

The recent approval marked Alzheimer’s disease addition to the 14 conditions that qualify patients for medical marijuana in Minnesota. This includes cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Tourette Syndrome, ALS, seizures (e.g. epilepsy), severe and persistent muscle spasms (e.g. multiple sclerosis), inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn’s disease), terminal illness, intractable pain, PTSD, Autism, and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Alzheimer’s disease is the only qualifying condition approved by Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm among the seven new conditions proposed by a citizen’s review panel. Conditions that didn’t make the cut includes hepatitis C, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, panic disorder, psoriasis, and traumatic brain injury.

“Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said Health Commissioner Malcolm. “However, there is some evidence for potential benefits of medical cannabis to improve the mood, sleep, and behavior of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.”

Currently, there are more than 94, 000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s living in Minnesota, and 254, 000 people providing care for loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

For the next 30 days, the Minnesota Department of Health is expected to be working in registering Alzheimer’s patients to the state’s medical marijuana program. Among the requirements included for a patient to obtain medical cannabis is for a licensed health care practitioner to certify that the patient indeed has the disease.

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. It’s a neurodegenerative disorder that happens when plaques containing beta-amyloid develop in the brain. This leads to cognitive impairments, such as problems with one’s memory, thinking, and behaviour. As of today, there is still no available cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, various studies show that cannabis helps improve symptoms or slow the rate of decline in Alzheimer’s patients.

The recent move by Minnesota marked its entrance into the twelve U.S. states that have included Alzheimer’s disease in the list of their qualifying conditions for medical cannabis.

“I believe that advanced dementia patients with tremendous anxiety, restlessness, and pain will benefit,” wrote Dr. William Orr, a Minneapolis-based geriatric psychiatrist who supported the petition.

“Such patients are episodically distraught and become quickly angered and paranoid of staff trying to help them due to their confusion and inability to understand their circumstances,” he added.

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