Does your state prefer indica or sativa? New cannabis map reveals which strain is most popular

Does your state prefer indica or sativa? New cannabis map reveals which strain is most popular

Original article was posted on Green State: Does your state prefer indica or sativa? New cannabis map reveals which strain is most popular

[Canniseur: Fascinating. Based on a collection of tweets, cbdinsider.com has determined that people prefer indica type cannabis (sleepy couch-lock effects) to sativa. I wonder if this ‘preference’ is coming from the growers. In all dispensaries I’ve been to, indica is more prevalent. I don’t entirely believe it’s driven by savvy, in-the-know consumers. Maybe indica strains are easier to grow than sativa phenotype strains?]

When it’s time to pack a bowl, most people have one of three cannabis preferences to determine how the course of their day will go.

Should you go for an energetic high that will allow you to actually do the productive adult things you intended to check off the list today, courtesy of sativa? Or is it more of a day for Netflix and lounging around the house with your friend, indica?

Maybe you want the benefits of both, in which case a hybrid is better suited for your inclination. Or, perhaps, you’re in the camp that different strains don’t actually have varying effects at all.

In any case, the folks at cbdinsider.com put together a new map: one that tracked over 50,000 tweets in order to find out whether cannabis users chose sativa or indica strains over the month of August (sorry, hybrid lovers and non-believers.)

Indica overwhelmingly dominated the map, with 35 states leaning toward the relaxing strain. Just 15 chose sativa, and they predominantly appear within the southeastern region of the US.

Original article was posted on Green State: Does your state prefer indica or sativa? New cannabis map reveals which strain is most popular

This Cannabis-based Painkiller is 30 Times More Effective than Aspirin

This Cannabis-based Painkiller is 30 Times More Effective than Aspirin

Original article was posted on Green State: This Cannabis-based Painkiller is 30 Times More Effective than Aspirin

[Canniseur: If we can identify and isolate Cannflavin A and Cannflavin Bm from the hemp plant, we may just beat the opioid crisis. Let’s just hope the company working on this doesn’t gouge us like that epilepsy drug company did.]

Tylenol and uncomfortable ice packs, be gone.

Alleviating your next headache could be as easy as taking a swig of a marijuana-infused sports drink.

New research from the Ontario-based University of Guelph has revealed that a pair of flavonoids found in cannabis could be a game-changer for pain relief. It’s all thanks to Cannflavin A and Cannflavin Bm – a dynamic duo of cannabis compounds with powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Scientists confirmed the naturally derived treatment is 30 times more powerful than Aspirin, and without health concerns like addiction that may coincide with long-term usage.

“There’s clearly a need to develop alternatives for relief of acute and chronic pain that go beyond opioids,” said Prof. Tariq Akhtar, who worked on the study with Steven Rothstein, another professor in the university’s department of molecular and cellular biology. “These molecules are non-psychoactive and they target the inflammation at the source, making them ideal painkillers.”

Flavonoids aren’t exclusive to cannabis – they’re found in every plant, giving each one with their color. Many benefits attributed to flavonoids include reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, and stroke. They could also play a special role in protecting the brain.

Cannflavins A and B were originally identified by scientists in 1985, but further research was halted by prohibition. In other words, if Canada didn’t legalize marijuana in 2018, it could have been years until they made this discovery.

Now, the research team is partnering with Anahit International Corp. to commercialize the compounds so they are made accessible as everyday consumer products. Chief operating officer Daren Carrigan says they’re working with options like creams, pills, sports drinks and transdermal patches.

“Being able to offer a new pain relief option is exciting, and we are proud that our work has the potential to become a new tool in the pain relief arsenal,” Rothstein said.

Original article was posted on Green State: This Cannabis-based Painkiller is 30 Times More Effective than Aspirin

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