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Cannabis-Related Reminders for Holiday Travelers

Stacey Wellington

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Cannabis-Related Reminders for Holiday Travelers

These coming holidays, you are surely looking forward to seeing your friends and family from back home. Perhaps you are traveling to visit your loved ones in another state or country. As a cannabis consumer, you might be thinking of bringing your cannabis products complete with the kit needed to consume them.

This is definitely an exciting experience for you and your loved ones, especially if you are thinking of gifting them some of your favorite cannabis-infused items. However, keep in mind that you will need to be cautious when traveling with cannabis. Not sure what to look out for? Here are some of the most important things to remember when doing so.

Cannabis-Related Reminders for Travelers

  • Different States Have Different Marijuana Laws

Keep in mind that the United States still has not fully legalized the plant even in light of the state-wide legations that have been happening left and right. In fact, only 11 states and Washington, D.C. have made using recreational cannabis legal. Meanwhile, 33 states (including the 11 referred to above) allow the use of medical marijuana. Recently, TSA approved bringing an epilepsy drug on flights within the country.

So, if you are planning on crossing state lines, make sure to do your research beforehand. Check whether the state you are going to or passing through allows possession of recreational or even medical marijuana. Remember, some states still do not allow any type of use of the plant. This will save you from a whole lot of headaches.

  • Observe Federal Laws Concerning Marijuana

Speaking of different marijuana laws, it is important to always remember that cannabis remains to be illegal on the federal level as it is still considered by the Drug Enforcement Authority as a Schedule I drug. Because of this, there are federal laws that apply when traveling with these products.

Holiday Travel Notes - Cannabis Related-Reminders

Take note that there are specific rules you should follow when flying with marijuana. Previously, you cannot even fly while carrying such products. In May 2019, the Transportation Security Administration updated its guidelines saying that medical cannabis can now be brought onboard provided that they contain less than 0.3% THC and are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

If you are coming in from a country that allows legal cannabis, you need to prepare yourself when entering the US. For example, if you are driving from Canada and entering the US, there are some chances of being questioned about your consumption at the border. In one case, a non-U.S. citizen has been banned for admitting that he used the plant before the legalization in Canada.

  • Some Countries Don’t Take Too Kindly to Cannabis Products

Now, you might be more aware of the situation when it comes to traveling within the U.S. However, when traveling to another country, you need to exercise extra precautions. Research becomes much more important, especially when entering a country in which carrying cannabis products is met with severe punishments.

So, if you are planning to go on a vacation in a foreign country, make sure to get to know how its laws and people perceive the plant. You might also want to look into recent drug-related news. Better yet, find a platform in which you can ask people currently living in the country regarding the status of drug laws and other related affairs.

Cannabis tourism may be booming in the US, but when it comes to traveling with cannabis, it is always important to take the time to prepare by doing your research. This way, you can avoid getting into trouble at a time when you are supposed to be relaxing and enjoying yourself. By keeping these reminders in mind, you can guarantee the best time of your life these upcoming holidays.

Have a nice trip!

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The Oral Health Benefits of CBD [VIDEO]

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Oral Health Benefits of CBD

Suffering from toothache and gum problems? CBD may be the answer. Known for its potent pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can provide great relief for gum and tooth diseases as it reduces irritation and promotes faster healing. Watch this video to know more.

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The Wonderful World of Weed Edibles

Jordan Webber

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Smoking anything can be very harmful to your body and many people prefer not to smoke. Although some people believe that smoking marijuana is better for your overall health than smoking cigarettes, the smoke can still have harmful effects. Sometimes people want an alternative. They want to feel the effects of marijuana, without actually smoking it. Weed edibles are the best way to do so. In this article. we’re going to be talking about what are weed edibles and how they affect your body and the modern cannabis market of today.

What Are Weed Edibles?

Weed edibles are different kinds of foods and drinks that have been infused with marijuana. This is achieved by creating marijuana oil and adding it to a desired food or drink. Some may argue that a drink infused with marijuana is not a weed edible, as you drink it, not eat it, but they may refer to it as a weed drink. The most common types of edibles include baked goods and candies, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to weed edibles. If marijuana and weed edibles are legal in your state or whichever country you live in, you can purchase premade weed edibles at a marijuana dispensary. You can also make your own if you have access to some cannabis.

How Do Weed Edibles Effect The Body?

There are two main types of weed edibles that you can purchase; THC weed edibles or CBD weed edibles which both have different effects. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid and the main psychoactive component in marijuana. CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the major active ingredients in cannabis that comes from the hemp plant which is apart of the marijuana family. If you choose a weed edible with THC, then you will feel a high or a sense of euphoria and some sedation, whereas if you choose CBD, then you won’t experience a high, but you may feel more relaxed or relief from any chronic pain you may be suffering from.

Weed edibles can be a great option if you don’t want to smoke marijuana, but you do need to be careful of how much you eat as they are a lot more potent than your average joint. When eating weed edibles, it is absorbed differently than if you were to smoke it. In short, when cannabis is consumed rather than smoked, it gets metabolized by the liver and changed from delta-9 THC to 11-hydroxy-THC. This creates more of a psychedelic effect which is completely different compared to your average high.

Another thing is that it is a lot easier to dose yourself correctly when you smoke because you can control how much weed you want in your joint, blunt, or bong. With weed edibles, if you eat too much, you may experience extreme paranoia especially if you are inexperienced with marijuana plus it takes longer to feel the effects from an edible than if you were to smoke, so it can be very easy to consume too much. If you are new to marijuana and experimenting, then it is advisable if you decide to eat a weed edible, you only eat a small amount and see how you feel after 30 minutes- 1 hour.

To conclude, weed edibles can be the perfect alternative if you want to feel the effects of marijuana without smoking. There are tons of options in regards to the type of edibles you can get and the effects they have on your body. Whether you choose a CBD weed edible or a THC weed edible, make sure to do your research beforehand and decide which type and how much is right for you. Talk to friends and family that have experience which weed edibles and marijuana or even a budtender at your local dispensary as they may be able to guide you in the right direction. Just have fun and be safe while experimenting, because marijuana has great effects and can be a lot of fun plus help with a lot of issues.

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Can Kratom Boost My Energy Levels?

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Everyone has their daily list of tasks that they need to complete by the time the day is over. But when you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep prior, it makes waking up and getting all the things you need to do done very hard to do. Coffee and caffeine can only do so much. You may be wondering, is there another alternative? If you find yourself desperate for a solution then you came to the right place! Today we’re going to be talking about a plant called Kratom, what it is and how it affects your energy. We’ll also be discussing other potential benefits this herb may possess.

What Is Kratom?

Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is an evergreen tree that is a part of the coffee family. It is native throughout Southeast Asia, and it is commonly found in countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. Kratom is known for its euphoric like effects and the health benefits it possesses. Although Kratom is legal in the United States and sold in many alternative medicine stores, it is illegal in numerous parts of Southeast Asia due to a lack of testing and knowledge about this plant.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has not yet approved Kratom for medical use because there have been few clinical trials to fully understand the herb. People take Kratom for a variety of reasons. Some use it for purely recreational purposes, whereas other people use it for pain relief or try to substitute it for opioids or to treat withdrawal symptoms. Kratom is a highly controversial substance that hasn’t been researched enough to know the long term effects.

Kratom For Energy

There are three main strains of Kratom. These strains include red, green, and white variations. The best strain for energy or motivation is white Kratom. Some people state that when taken in small doses, white Kratom makes them feel energized, focused, and sociable when they otherwise won’t be. But when taken in higher doses, people have reported feeling calmness, euphoria, and even sedation, which isn’t good when you are trying to be focused and energized. It is advised if you do plan on taking Kratom of energy, motivation, and focus, that you choose white Bali Kratom. It is one of the milder types of Kratom but will give you the boost that you need. There is also white Maeng Da Kratom or white Borneo which are more potent but they are also good for boosting your energy if taken in small doses.

Other Benefits Of Kratom

Along with Kratom having great energizing properties, it also some other benefits. First of all, many people say that Kratom is a great relief for chronic muscle pain because it works like a sedative in relaxing your muscles. Another thing that people use Kratom for is treatment for anxiety and depression as it can energize you and make you crave more social interaction. Of course, none of these are scientifically proven, but people that actively use Kratom have stated these benefits.

In conclusion, although the Kratom plant is quite a controversial herb, it can have amazing benefits and qualities and may be a useful source for chronic pain, anxiety, depression, treatment for drug addicts, and an energizer. Many people in today’s age are opting for natural path options instead of modern-day medicine, and this could be the new up and coming natural medication. With further research and clinical trials, this plant may one day be approved by the FDA and become as common as THC and CBD are becoming.

The effects are said to usually start within 10 minutes after ingesting the plant and can last up to one and half hour.

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