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V.29 No.29 | 7/16/2020

Cannabis Manual

Notes From the Underground

A recent University of New Mexico study found that cannabis use can have an immediate effect on symptoms associated with depression. According to the researchers, cannabis users were likely to report experiencing positive side effects within moments of consuming marijuana, including feeling happy, optimistic, peaceful and relaxed. Remember those feelings?
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What Are You Running From?

Marijuana and exercise

While it may seem odd that a drug known to cause dizziness and coughing could actually be beneficial as part of a workout plan, many patients claim that the psychotropic effects of cannabis actually help them compete in sports and overcome physical challenges while exercising.
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Sick of It

An interview with Alice Moon

Alice Moon was diagnosed with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, a rare and—for some strange reason—controversial medical condition that causes victims to suffer from abdominal pain and severe vomiting. We recently spoke with Moon about her illness and how it’s perceived by the cannabis community.

Cannabis Manual

You Are What You Eat

Edibles vs. smokables

The best thing about having a medical marijuana card (other than not being thrown in a cage) is knowing how much safer it is than its pharmaceutical alternatives. But that doesn't mean you're free from danger while dosing with this little green plant, dear reader. It won't kill you, but it can definitely make you feel like you're dying.

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Coping With COVID

Dispensary operations have changed

Pandemics can be stressful. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming. Since the advent of COVID-19, dispensary sales of medicinal cannabis are way up across the state of New Mexico. Since the state gave them the essential mark, it’s been up to dispensaries to follow through with making the distribution of cannabis products compliant with Department of Health guidelines.

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Summer Fruit

You’re down in the dumps and just dropping lower by the second. It’s called the COVID-19 blues, and we’re all bound to get it sooner or later. Luckily we know which bright and tasty strains will help banish that old depression and bring out the sweet and positive people we were meant to be.

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Marked Essential

A game changer for medical cannabis

Suddenly, Medical Cannabis—a business that currently has no access to banks, insurance, commercial lending and capital markets—is marked as an “essential business” during a pandemic. That’s a game changer, coupled with the fact that consumption of Medical Cannabis in New Mexico is booming.
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Fresh Air

Cannabis and your lungs

We’re living in plague times, and everyone is suddenly super focused on their health. Cannabis smokers are especially nervous since it’s come to light that tobacco smokers who contract COVID-19 are more likely to develop more severe complications than non-tobacco smokers.
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A Legal Green Space

Cannabis consumption areas

Consumption of cannabis has long been a social activity. Ancient nomadic tribes burned cannabis in fire pits for ceremonial purposes. Marijuana "tea pads" in the 1920s resembled opium dens or speakeasies, except that prices were very low. Fast forward to 2020 and soon we will be seeing what Cannabis Consumption Areas can offer patients in New Mexico.

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Get Thee Back

Cannabis may help slap back COVID-19

Studies and research being conducted on cannabis and its possible role in combating the deadly bronchial and lung inflammation associated with the coronavirus show the green weed just might give COVID-19 a much-needed slap in the face. That’s karmic.
V.29 No.16 | 4/16/2020
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Love in the Time of Coronavirus

New Mexicans have been smart enough not to lose their minds and blow out the state's marijuana supply. If only the toilet paper hoarders were as conscientious as the weed smokers. But COVID-19 is still changing the way we consume cannabis.
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Cannabis in the Roundhouse

Small wins, big losses in the 2020 session

Most of the cannabis bills that were considered during this year's legislative session faced an almost completely disengaged media audience, overshadowed as they were by the almost nervous excitement surrounding the doomed recreational marijuana legalization bill. That's probably why most of them failed to lift off the ground.
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Spring Fruit

The groundhog may have missed his shadow this year, but self-quarantines and state emergencies have thrown a kink in our plans to celebrate an early spring. With a tense and fear-fueled winter behind us, we're turning to the healing powers of cannabis this spring to warm our hearts and thaw our spirits.

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Tarry Wisdom

What is Rick Simpson oil?

You've talked about it. You've wondered about it. You've considered it. But you haven't been able to work up the nerve to try Rick Simpson oil (RSO)—the black tar in a syringe they keep at the far end of the dispensary counter.
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Cannabis on Earth, Part One

An Ancient History Revealed

The history of cannabis on the planet earth is a simple one, really. It all starts with the cultivation of a medicinal herb whose healing properties regaled the ancients.