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Green Flower Media: How to avoid cannabis-fueled anxiety

Green Flower Media: How to avoid cannabis-fueled anxiety

Near the center of our brains we have a twin set of neuron bundles called the amygdalae, responsible for importing cognitive processes, including fear and are fight or flight response.

The discovery that these amygdalae contain cannabinoid receptors – as verified by researchers at Vanderbilt University in 2014 – is a major step in understanding how cannabis can actually treat anxiety.

The idea is that these receptors depend on cannabinoids to do their job, to regulate all of those important emotional processes – as well as a ton of other processes in the body.

But sometimes the body doesn’t produce enough of its own cannabinoids – what we call endocannabinoids. In the case of anxiety, for example, research indicates that traumatic experiences can actually hinder the production of these endocannabinoids.

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Green Flower Media: The Top 10 Reasons to Try Medical Marijuana

Green Flower Media: The Top 10 Reasons to Try Medical Marijuana

ow that we’ve brought cannabis out of the shadows and into the light on a national scale, more and more people are giving medical marijuana a try for the first time.

For many, however, this is not an easy decision to make. The stigma is still quite heavy, and there is still a lot of confusion after so many decades of propaganda and misinformation.

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Green Flower Media: BuzzFeed is Hurting the Case for Marijuana Legalization

Green Flower Media: BuzzFeed is Hurting the Case for Marijuana Legalization

These videos make cannabis users look like irresponsible, lazy, unfocused burnouts. Sure, they may be good for some cheap laughs, but reinforcing these stereotypes does a lot of harm.

Content like this further confirms the misinformed views of prohibitionists and it does nothing to help the countless people who do misuse pot like we see in the video.

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Green Flower Media: 7 Big Lies 2015 Presidential Candidates Are Telling About Marijuana

Green Flower Media: 7 Big Lies 2015 Presidential Candidates Are Telling About Marijuana

With 2016 due to be a huge year for marijuana legalization advocates, the questions have been coming fast and hard at next year’s presidential candidates – about both their personal feelings on cannabis, and how they would address marijuana policy.

Some of the responses we’ve heard have included blatant falsities – if not outright lies. This, of course, is to be expected during campaign season. But with marijuana legalization’s fate largely resting in the hands of the next administration, hearing candidates spout lies about, or exhibit a failure to understand cannabis in the least bit, is disheartening.

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