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Lieze Boshoff (B.Psych, M.SC (HCN)) is the founder of LBC3 Marketing, a content marketing agency with 5+ years of exclusive Cannabis | CBD industry experience

Delta-8, or delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, is synthetically derived from CBD and is chemically similar to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol — the naturally occurring cannabinoid better known simply as THC. Because of this chemical similarity to delta-9 THC, delta-8 THC has very similar effects as its more notorious sibling, causing euphoria, happiness, sedation and so on and so forth.

Because of this delta-8 is hot right now.

Tons of Cannabis | CBD brands are developing delta-8 products and getting in on the buzz (no pun intended). …

If you’ve ever looked into medical cannabis and CBD, you’ve probably almost definitely heard of children like Charlotte Figi, Cooper Wallace and Alfie Dingley.

Kids like Charlotte, Cooper and Alfie have almost become poster kids of sorts for medical cannabis and CBD. Fighting the good fight towards legitimizing and legalizing cannabinoids as an effective and safe treatment option for children.

But here’s the thing. You HAVE heard of them. Either because they had parents who were brave enough to tell their stories. …

Montel Williams is probably the best-known celebrity that treats his Multiple Sclerosis (MS) symptoms with cannabis. But there are thousands of other MS sufferers that find relief from their MS symptoms — everything from inflammation to tremors to depression and anxiety.

In this article we will discuss why cannabis is such an effective treatment for a variety of MS symptoms as well as how cannabis works to relieve these.

WHAT IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?

MS is a major cause of neurological disability among young adults and is characterised by symptoms such as painful muscle spasms, tremors, loss of motor control, blurred vision, mental fatigue, depression…

Every so often the cannabis-makes-you-stupid type headline (like this one in the Daily Mail) pops up in the main stream media, citing the latest “definitive” study showing that cannabis impairs memory and cognitive function… Others, like this Times article cites a different source which conclusively shows “no”, cannabis is quite safe to use and does NOT impair cognitive functioning after all.

So, which is it then? Why all the confusion? Does cannabis really impair memory and cognitive functioning?

Let’s look at what the research really says…

NOT ALL CANNABIS RESEARCH STUDIES ARE CREATED EQUAL.

Because cannabis is still largely illegal, studying it and getting the results published can…

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is considered to be one of the most diagnosed childhood disorders, with symptoms often remaining in adolescence and adulthood. An estimated 5–7% of children and adolescents and just under 3.5% of adults worldwide have been diagnosed as having ADHD.

Types of ADHD

According to the DSM-V diagnostic criteria, ADHD (previously called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)) can be divided into three subgroups: 1) inattentive, 2) hyperactive/impulsive, and 3) combined.

1) Inattentive type ADHD

Inattention is the inability to focus and is usually what was previously meant when referring to someone as having ADD. The individual displays symptoms of inattention and distractibility but lacks…

As more states and countries are moving towards cannabis legalisation — either for medicinal or recreational purposes — consumer profiles are changing and along with them, the type of product they demand. That is why more and more people are turning towards craft cannabis in the same way that more and more people are turning towards organic farmers, specialist breweries and boutique wineries.

What is craft cannabis?

Craft cannabis is not so much a definition as it is an ideal. Which is also why what craft cannabis is, is a pretty subjective thing and differs from person to person. But even though this is…

The Netherlands is known for pretty much three things: cheese, windmills and weed. Visiting Amsterdam has become a type of rite of passage for pot smokers worldwide. There is a distinct weed culture associated with the Netherlands, especially Amsterdam. Reportedly, 25–30% of tourists to the Netherlands visit coffeeshops but, with the recent introduction of the “wietpas”, where do visitors really stand when wanting to partake in a bit of the green stuff?

Assuming weed is legal, people have this idea that the Netherlands is a type of Cannabis Valhalla. Or at the very least that it has been decriminalised. This…

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Charlotte. She suffered from Dravet Syndrome — a very rare form of epilepsy. And with that, her fairytale ends and her story begins… A story of a little girl’s journey of recovery using cannabis and the brothers that created Charlotte’s Web.

Only 3 months after Charlotte Figi was born, she had her first seizure. One that lasted a full 30 minutes. As Charlotte got older, her seizures increased in frequency and severity, up to the point where she was having multiple seizures a day, each lasting up to four hours…

Lieze Boshoff | LBC3 Marketing

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