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How Cannabis Keeps Night Shift Workers Energized

Jordan Webber

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Cannabis for Night Shift

For many employees, working in the night shift (also called the graveyard shift) pose a significant challenge, especially to their health. Almost 15 million Americans work either on a permanent night shift or on rotating shifts, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. This number may increase as years go by as the world becomes globalized, which will prompt companies to require their employees to take different work schedules to cover different time zones. As a result, more and more Americans will work in the evening and wee hours of the morning.

If you’re one of these graveyard shift workers, you may need to take dietary supplements and natural remedies like medical cannabis and CBD oil aside from having a healthy diet to protect yourself against the health risks posed by your irregular work schedule.

Woes of Graveyard Shift Workers

People who often labor into the wee hours such as those in the police and fire departments, hospitals and nursing homes, transportation and warehousing companies, and manufacturing plants face many personal and work-related issues. Aside from the fatigue and stress directly caused by their jobs, they are prone to various health problems and low productivity. According to doctors, working deep in the night until dawn can severely disrupt your sleep pattern that can take a toll on your:

  • Physical health – Studies found that shift work can lead to a wide range of severe illnesses such as certain types of cancer, problems in your metabolism and hormone production, heart disease, ulcers, diabetes, problems in your gut, as well as obesity. These problems are linked to the suppression of melatonin — a hormone that controls sleep-wake cycles — because of frequent exposure to light. Since your body is producing less melatonin, you will have difficulty getting the quality sleep that can result in health problems mentioned above. Lack of sunlight exposure also deprives your body of Vitamin D — an essential nutrient known to promote bone health and reduce the likelihood of developing specific health issues like some types of cancer.
  • Mental health – Disturbance in your sleep-wake cycle can increase your risk of psychological problems like anxiety, depression, and mood problems. These behavioral and mental issues are also caused by getting out of touch from your family, friends and other social circles.
  • Work performance and safety – Insufficient sleep can lead to loss of concentration and responsiveness to your external environment that can lead to reduced productivity and performance. Many studies revealed that lack of sleep could slow down your reaction time and make you prone to commit serious errors. Doctors thought sleeplessness played a significant role in some of the most disastrous environmental health incidents in history, including the nuclear power plant disasters at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, as well as the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.

CBD Benefits for Night Shift Workers

Taking CBD products can provide many benefits to your body, especially in regulating your circadian rhythm. Cannabidiol extracted from marijuana and hemp has a unique power to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS comprises receptors whose primary function is to promote internal balance or homeostasis in your body. CBD can help regulate the production of hormones such as serotonin and melatonin that are responsible for having a restful sleep.

Aside from sleep problems, CBD can also help you relax and relieve stress. What’s more, it can help you stay focused on your tasks.

After a tiring shift, you might consider puffing some weed to relax your body and have a good sleep. Smoking or vaping some marijuana strains like Tahoe OG Kush, Granddaddy Purple, and Afghan Kush are on the top list.

With the help of CBD oil and medical cannabis, you can work in a night shift healthy, energized, focused, and motivated and after taking quality and restful sleep.

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

Stacey Wellington

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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

Jordan Webber

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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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