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4 Reasons to Include Cannabis in Your Valentine’s Day Plans

Stacey Wellington

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Valentine’s Day is an occasion celebrated by millions of loving couples around the world. With this day approaching fast, couples are starting to plan out their night for the famous Day of Love. If you are yet to finish your Valentine’s Day plans, why not consider including cannabis somewhere in there? Here’s why:

It Increases Libido in Women

Because it is Valentine’s Day, many couples will be going on a romantic date. If you and your partner are looking forward to ending your night on a nice note, you might want to involve cannabis in your plans. The cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is responsible for the psychoactive effect of ingesting the plant. Incidentally, this compound is also known for its ability to increase libido in women.

To understand this better, we must talk about the body’s natural cannabinoid source, the endocannabinoid system. This system regulates pleasure, pain and relaxation, which is why cannabis works well with our bodies. THC affects this system, reducing pain and decreasing inhibitions. With this information, you know that incorporating THC oil will give you and your partner a more exciting night.

It Enhances Pleasure for Women

One of the most important reasons you should include marijuana in your plans for the Day of Love is because it can enhance the pleasure you and your partner will feel during sex. THC plays an important role in this as the cannabinoids attach to receptors responsible for pleasure. Girls, take note of this and get your hands on CBD oil, preferably one with THC!

It Doesn’t Affect Potency in Men

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One of the reasons many people avoid consuming marijuana is because of the claims that it can lower the sperm count of men. However, this claim has been debunked very recently just in time for Valentine’s Day. A study by Harvard scientists reveals that this plant does not lower their sperm count. In fact, men who had lit up at least a joint or two in their whole lives have an excellent count that out-performs non-marijuana smokers!

It does not matter if your last fix was yesterday or a few years back, the fact is, the plant possibly increases a man’s potency. So, if you and your partner are ready to have a child or have been trying for one can get a dose of hemp oil during your date.

Cannabis Oil is Versatile

You do not have to go out for the night to make your celebrations exciting. You can simply cook a sumptuous meal infused with cannabidiol and THC oil. Its versatility makes it a great ingredient for dishes such as pasta, steak and other food with lots of fat and cholesterol. Remember, these cannabinoids tend to bind well with fats.

If you and your partner have sweet teeth, baked goods are the best way to go. You can top your meal off with cookies and brownies mixed with these compounds, giving you a more delightful experience.

Aside from gastronomic delights, can help improve your night by using cannabis adult products. Did you know that there are cannabis lubricants? Foria, a lube infused with cannabis, is safe for women. It is mixed with coconut oil, making it great for preventing yeast infections. Moreover, it gets you high!

Cannabis is truly a great plant, but what makes it more wonderful is its ability to improve not only our personal health but also our sex lives! With these 4 reasons, you should definitely grab a cannabis product which you and your partner can enjoy. Whether it is a bottle of hemp oil or a joint, including marijuana in your plans is definitely worth it.

 

 

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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

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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