Here at SoL, we use Ladybugs as a natural protector of our cannabis plants without the need of harsh pesticides— just as mother nature intended! Follow the link in our bio to learn more about the ladybug’s important role.
Your next vacation in Mexico might include a trip to the dispensary! Click the link in our bio to learn more about the latest news regarding legalization in Mexico.
Efforts to sway the Senate to vote in favor of legalizing cannabis on the federal level will be made in an upcoming congressional hearing, titled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade,” which is scheduled for Wednesday Jan. 15th. Follow the link in our bio to learn more about the next cannabis hearing.
A newly discovered cannabinoid, THCP (tetrahydrocannabiphorol), appears to be an even more potent cannabinoid than THC. According to recent findings, THCP molecules bind stronger to the CB1 receptors in our bodies than standard other THC molecules. More research is needed to learn the full potential of THCP, so check out the link in our bio.
Cannabis has had the most progressive year yet with the highest number of licensing in legal states and more sway in state and federal governments. Follow the link in our bio to take a look back at the strides and achievements of cannabis as we say goodbye to 2019!
Last month, we looked at the trend of declining alcohol consumption in cannabis-friendly states. As a result of these lower drinking rates, alcohol-related car accidents have also been declining, even in bordering states as one study shows between Idaho and Washington. Visit the link in our bio to learn more about these trends.
As we enter Cold & Flu season, it’s important to take extra care of ourselves and to be mindful of how we medicate when we are sick. Edibles and tinctures are excellent medicating options for a healing body! To find out more, follow the link in our bio.
We at SoL aim to keep our followers informed of important cannabis-related news, and today we have a very positive announcement to share with you! Major League Baseball stated this week that they will no longer test players, both major and minor leagues, for cannabis! Check out the link in our bio to find our more.
From a distance you’ll notice a white, velveteen texture frosting the tips of a budding cannabis plant. These are the trichomes,and according to the latest study at UBC, the frostier the appearance, the more potent the flower, confirming what we’ve suspected in the industry all along! (Take it from our own Wedding Pie strain, featured here!) Click the link in our bio to learn more.
A new way of classifying cannabis plants, due to the ever-changing cannabinoid and terpene profiles that occur, has been introduced in the form of a “chemovar.” Essentially, a chemovar classification focuses on the growing environment of a cannabis plant to achieve desired test results. Thus, different chemovar growing conditions will yield unique test results. Follow the link in our bio to learn more.
Still wondering if CBD can help with your pain? In a survey carried out earlier this year on CBD usage for arthritis pain, nearly 80% of the seniors surveyed have tried or are currently taking CBD, and 90% of all who have tried it reported effective pain relief! To learn more about the current shift in arthritis treatment, follow the link in our bio.
Great news!! Yesterday, the US House Judiciary Committee voted to approve a bill to federally decriminalize and de-schedule cannabis. This is the closest we have been to federally legal cannabis! The next step is a Senate vote. To read the details about the MORE Act, follow the link in our bio.
Medical research on the study of cancer cell death, known as apoptosis, has revealed how THC fights these malignant cells. Follow the link in our bio to learn why the medical science community is leaning towards cannabis as a safer alternative treatment for terminating cancer cells than conventional chemotherapy.
To each their own. That being said, people are starting to choose cannabis instead of alcohol, as evidenced by declining binge drinking rates in states that have legal recreational cannabis. Click the link in our bio to find out more on these consumption trends.
In the world of agriculture, a new method of removing toxins from soil with hemp plants has provided some farmers with an eco-friendly alternative in this process. By using fast-growing hemp as a “phytoremediator,” which is a plant source that filters the toxins out of the soil via the root system, farmers have discovered a more efficient and green way to purer soil. The resulting hemp plants can be used for industrial goods after they have cleaned the soil. To learn more about using hemp for phytoremediation, click the link in our bio.
In the world of sports, cannabis usage has been gaining traction among athletes for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities. Most athletes claim to have improved endurance when medicating with cannabis, and view it as a holistic performance enhancer in their training. To find out what the pros have to say about cannabis, follow our link in our bio!
The Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019, also known as the SAFE Act, passed in the US House of Representatives by a 321-103 house majority vote. If this bill is passed further along by the Senate and president, then it would allow for a much more convenient, efficient, and safe management of revenues across digital state lines, without the hassle of physical cash. Click the link in our bio to learn more about how this bill could make purchases and finance management better for everyone.
It was discovered in 2011 that CBD helps treat MS-like symptoms in mice by preventing immune cells from attacking spinal cord nerve cells. Since this discovery, cannabis has been used as a preventative treatment against multiple sclerosis by decreasing inflammation in the brain and along the spinal cord in an effort to protect the nervous system. To learn more about what cannabis can do for the nervous system, click the link in our bio.
Cannabis has been known to be beneficial for immune-support, but does it end up boosting or suppressing your immune system? Recent discoveries suggest that cannabis can actually do both, and that in either case, is beneficial to treating different conditions depending on the dosage and the number of cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors of the body. If you’d like to learn more on how the immune system reacts to cannabis, follow the link in our bio.
The “1-to-3 Act,” which would reclassify cannabis to a schedule III drug, was introduced to legislation last month. “By rescheduling [cannabis] from a schedule I controlled substance to a schedule III controlled substance, the opportunities for research and study are drastically expanded,” said Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL), who introduced the new bill. The rescheduling may also assist cannabis businesses and organizations who are currently ineligible for federal tax deductions under current Internal Revenue codes. To learn more about the new bill proposal, follow our link in our bio.
When it comes to postnatal care, there aren’t a lot of gentle treatment options for newborns who suffered perinatal brain injury during birth. Cannabis therapy may be a viable option for reducing neuro-inflammation and swelling in newborns in order to help regulate their brain functions. Click the link in our bio to read more about treating perinatal brain injuries with cannabis.
Last week we shared information regarding Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CED) and how this condition may be strongly linked to disorders like Fibromyalgia. Those who have suffered from fibromyalgia pain in this particular study had a significant reduction in pain and an overall improvement in their symptoms when cannabis had been introduced as their method of treatment. To learn more about how cannabis improved pain signals in fibromyalgia patients, click our link in our bio.
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CED) is a phenomenon where the body’s endocannabinoid system is not functioning properly due to receiving or producing insufficient amounts of cannabinoids to maintain the chemical balance needed to react with other systems of the body, at homeostasis. Cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, including cannabidiol (CBD), are analogous to those that are naturally produced in the body as neuromodulatory lipids. Research tested by Dr. Ethan Russo suggests that these endocannabinoid insufficiencies are linked to disorders such as migraine, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome. To learn more about CED, click our link.
When it comes to treating arthritis pain with cannabis, an overwhelming majority of patients have seen results without the negative side effects found with prescription meds. In fact, researchers reported that 93% of those who tried CBD found that it improved their arthritis immediately. Added benefits of these studies included relaxation, better sleep, improved mood, and inflammation relief. Unfortunately, for most of those living in dry states, those that enjoyed using cannabis have had to stop medicating due to its illegalization and lack of accessibility. But as pressure grows to legalize the cannabis industry on the federal level, natural arthritis relief is on the horizon for everyone. Click our link in our bio to learn how cannabis has changed the way arthritis is treated.
- The buzz about treating chronic pain and sports-related injuries with cannabis has been floating around the professional sports industry lately. Recent discussions about treating injuries with cannabis for current NFL players has been on the table, and may soon be gaining traction as pressure from retired players and public opinion pushes for its legalization and use. To learn more about the NFL’s stance on future cannabis use, click our link in our bio!
- Studies have shown that in states where cannabis is legal, there has been a substantial decrease of opioid use and opioid-related deaths. In this regard, cannabis could very well be the gateway off of harsh prescription drugs. Follow our link in our bio to learn more about how medical cannabis can help those seeking relief from pharmaceutical side effects.
- The Pechoti Method is a traditional method of absorbing topical oils through the belly button, where the Pechoti gland is located. This method, dating back to ancient India, is said to be effective because the gland is located near thousands of nerve endings in and around the stomach, which makes for an ideal area to apply treatment. Using this method with a cannabis tincture may be an option for those who have gastro-intestinal issues and don’t react well or can’t ingest cannabis edibles. Follow our link in our bio to learn more about this alternative method!
- Did you know that cannabis has been proven to reduce the internal eye pressure that contributes to pain and degeneration of the optic nerve associated with Glaucoma? Due to its neuroprotective and antioxidant properties, more patients are turning to cannabis to supplement their eye health. Follow the link to learn more about these recent findings.
- So what’s in your topical? From treating eczema, to providing anti skin-aging properties, studies have shown that cannabinoids can help relieve certain skin conditions. Find out more about the benefits of having cannabinoids present in your skin-care regimen by following the link in our bio.
- Your chances of encountering an American who smokes cigarettes is just about as likely as crossing paths with one who partakes in cannabis. According to the latest Gallup Poll, 12% of adult Americans said they prefer cannabis to about 15% of those who prefer cigarettes, which has also been the lowest percentage of adult cigarette smokers since the 1950s when those figures were closer to 45%. To find out more about the changing tides, follow the link in our bio.
- Sun-grown methods have been proven to be the most effective in the absorption of full-spectrum light wavelengths that are beneficial to plant growth and flowering. Follow the link in our bio to learn how sun-grown differs from the rest and why we believe #solisbetter!
- The MORE Act of 2019, was introduced on July 22nd. It’s a bill that would federally decriminalize cannabis and expunge low-level possession convictions. The bill would also provide grants to communities of color, as a measure to reverse decades of damage that cannabis convictions and criminalization has done to those communities. Click the link in our bio to read more!
- “The study suggests that your reaction to cannabis, positive or negative, is tied closer to your genetics than anything else.” Read here to find out more!
- CannaSchool: “Colleges are preparing students to work in the [cannabis] sector as lawyers, accountants, chemists and botanists.” Follow the link to learn more about the exciting future of cannabis careers!
- The federal government is caving the medical benefits of cannabis! The FDA recently approved a proprietary cannabidiol product for the treatment of the brain tumor glioma. “It means the United States government believes the scientific evidence is strong enough to justify directly treating brain cancer in humans with a cannabinoid. They would have simply denied the application if there were no tangible merits, but such approval expressly implies real therapeutic potential.” To read more, follow the link!
- After decades and decades of cannabis propaganda and misinformation, science is now reversing the trend! Click the link to read about what a group of Harvard doctors thinks about the most common cannabis myths.
- Multiple news outlets have reported that the first-ever-recorded THC overdose death occurred this week. This is according to a Louisiana coroner with no formal cannabis training. While we wait for an expert opinion, it’s a good moment to reflect on the lack of informed opinions that exist. While there are a small group of leading researchers and longtime growers, the majority of society’s professionals are ignorant. Arguably the most important are doctors. One such doctor, Stanford MD Nathaniel P. Morris, recently wrote an article about this topic. He goes into detail about the lack of training and knowledge that western doctors have in regards to cannabis, summing it up by saying that “Most of my medical training around marijuana has been realizing how much I still have to learn.” It’s worth a read, click the link!
- This map tells you the current status for cannabis in different countries around the globe! Currently the 5 countries where cannabis is recreationally and medically legal are the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Georgia and Uruguay. If you are planning on traveling outside of the country anytime soon or are just curious, click the link!
- It’s common knowledge that THC affects individuals differently, but did you know that it affects men and women differently? According to multiple new studies, estrogen’s interaction with THC causes everyone from female rats to female humans to be more sensitive than males to THC. As time goes on however, that same interaction of THC and estrogen allows females to build up a high tolerance faster than males. To read more about the relationship between estrogen and THC, follow the link!
- Cannabis and coffee go together like peanut butter and jelly. The energetic boost of caffeine combined with the mellowing effect of the average strain are how many cannabis enthusiasts prefer to start their day. As complimentary as these two elements are, there is more to the relationship than meets the eye. According to a study by the Journal of Internal Medicine, regularly drinking coffee degrades the endocannabinoid system. Through cannabis consumption, phytocannabinoids are introduced into the system that re-stabilize the endocannabinoid system. To read the details of this science, follow the link!
- The munchies – we all know about them, but most of us don’t really know why it happens! If you would like to know the science of this phenomena that makes you want to eat half of the food in your home, click the link!
- 2019’s second “420 Bill” has been filed! Sen. Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) proposal, S.420 would be similar to the bill we posted about last month, H.R. 420, in that it calls for a federal regulation of cannabis like alcohol. In addition, Wyden filed S.421 and S.422, which include a number of changes such as exempting state-legal cannabis activity from the CSA, allowing banking access for cannabis companies, eliminating advertising prohibitions, expunging criminal records, shielding immigrants from deportation over cannabis and allowing Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to issue medical cannabis recommendations. To read more about this step towards the end of prohibition, follow the link!
- How does cannabis smoke affect the average person’s lung health? How does it compare with tobacco smoke? According to a recent article in TIME, the quoted study states that “While tobacco smokers showed the expected drop in lung function over time, the new research found that marijuana smoke had unexpected and apparently positive effects.” Click the link to read more!
- Israel is widely viewed as the leading force in cannabis research. Today we are sharing their latest findings regarding its effects on autism in children. According to the recent study by Ben Gurion University and Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, more than 80% of the parents reported significant or moderate improvement in their child! The majority of the cannabis medications applied were a 30:1 CBD to THC ratio. To read more, follow the link!
- Between the tourism of Las Vegas and Reno, where are out-of-state visitors supposed to consume? As it stands now, cannabis is only allowed to be used in a private residence. In other states such as California, Oregon and Colorado, there are dab lounges and cannabis cafes, where patrons can socialize and smoke legally (like the one pictured above). To read the latest news on public consumption in Nevada, follow the link!
- “I had a bad trip back in the day. I don’t like edibles.” You’ve likely either heard this quote, or said it yourself. Did you know that there is a scientific explanation as to why? It’s true, cannabis is more psychoactive when ingested instead of inhaled. For #cannascience Sunday, we’re exploring the reason!
- Next weekend is the Super Bowl! For many who will be watching, the best part is the commercials. Unfortunately for us cannabis enthusiasts, there won’t be any content related to the plant. The silver lining, however, is that the conversation is now happening! For now though, it’s another year of Budweiser and Doritos. To read about what could have been and CBS’s stance on medical marijuana advertisements, click on the link in our bio! #cannabisculture #superbowl #solisbetter
- Cannabidiol (CBD) is arguably the most commonly used component of cannabis worldwide. Since it is devoid of psychoactive effects, it is available in almost every type of retail outlet, resulting in countless products and brands to choose from (some great, and some snake oil).
- The cannabis industry took a potentially monumental leap forward this week with the introduction of the 420 Bill. Should the measure pass, cannabis would be removed from the Controlled Substances Act and regulated like acohol. Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, the man behind the proposal, summed it up best when he said, “It’s time to end this senseless probition.”
- By now, the majority of the cannabis community is aware of the plant’s miraculous effect on epilepsy. Stories of children reducing episodes from the hundreds to a handful, videos of adults ceasing convulsions in seconds; these testimonies are now widely abundant. As amazing as they are, they aren’t miraculous. Science is catching up in this area as well others when it comes to unmasking cannabis’s healing power.
- For Medical Monday, we’re focusing on neuropathy and how the stimulation of the endocannabinoid system helps ease pain.
- What’s new in the world of cannabis? As of a week ago, Israel became the first country to approve exportation to other countries! This is another significant step forward for the global cannabis market, as well as the public perception of the plant.
- SoL’s dispensary manager, Coleman Smith, had an interview with @renonewsreview to talk about what makes us unique!
- When recreational cannabis was voted in, Nevadans were hopeful that the tax revenue would be put to good use. It’s been a year and a half since rec went live; and in that time roughly $200 million has gone to the state government. For this week’s #cannabisindustry insight, we are featuring a terrific article that explores where the money is going and what our elected officials have to say about it.
- https://mynews4.com/news/local/nevada-collects-698-million-in-marijuana-tax-revenue-during-first-year-of-legal-useLast week we shared information regarding Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CED) and how this condition may be strongly linked to disorders like Fibromyalgia. Those who have suffered from fibromyalgia pain in this particular study had a significant reduction in pain and an overall improvement in their symptoms when cannabis had been introduced as their method of treatment. To learn more about how cannabis improved pain signals in fibromyalgia patients, click our link in our bio.