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3 Latest Developments for Cannabis in 2018

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The year 2018 is a big one for cannabis. At the start of the year, a total of nine states in the United States will allow for open smoking of cannabis with a doctor’s letter. A total of 29 states allow for the use ...

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Top 3 Things to Try in a Dispensary

Top 3 Things to Try in a Dispensary

When regular people hear about dispensaries, they usually think about one thing: cannabis. However, there are more products that can be tried and...
3 Cannabis Market Trends You Need to Be Aware of in 2018

3 Cannabis Market Trends You Need to Be...

The year 2018 is a big one for cannabis. At the start of the year, a total of nine states in the United...
3 Reasons Why Marijuana Remains Illegal

3 Reasons Why Marijuana Remains Illegal

Through a survey distributed in 2018, at least 61 percent of Americans want marijuana to be legalized. This support for marijuana has been...
3 Surprising Items You Didn’t Know Were Made from Hemp

3 Surprising Items You Didn’t Know Were Made...

Hemp is already known as a resource that has various uses. These include clothes, ropes, and paper. However, we bet the items in...
3 Latest Developments for Cannabis in 2018

3 Latest Developments for Cannabis in 2018

Research is constantly being made into the many benefits that cannabis has on people. This article has the latest updates to research done...
The 3 Best American Dispensaries You Should Visit

The 3 Best American Dispensaries You Should Visit

Since the wide acceptance of cannabis, a number of dispensaries have opened up to the public. However, why are there so many? What...

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3 Cannabis Market Trends You Need to Be Aware of in 2018

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The year 2018 is a big one for cannabis. At the start of the year, a total of nine states in the United States will allow for open smoking of cannabis with a doctor’s letter. A total of 29 states allow for the use of medical marijuana.

These changes have significant changes to cannabis in the marketplace. This article shall outline three cannabis market trends that you should be aware of this year.

Affordability

Colorado and Washington are the two states whose marketplaces are the most mature and legal when it comes to recreational cannabis use. Due to this, the prices of products at dispensaries has significantly decreased. For instance, concentrate prices are going down.

In Oregon and California on the other hand, flower prices are decreasing while concentrate prices remain the same.

As is noted in a report, this competition of product prices usually tends to decrease the prices for these products overall.

New Users in the Mix

It is inevitable that legalization will bring with it a great number of new users. These new users bring about habits and trait that are different from the current users.

The new users in this case are women aged 25 to 44. They usually look for cannabis strains and products that will help them explore different medical applications that will benefit them.

For new consumers trying out the edible market are looking for products with a low dosage that they can experiment with.

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Variety of Products

With more dispensaries opening, the conception of cannabis being smoke is slowly being expanded into something more. New consumption methods are becoming available due to the number of new products being introduced.

Products like tinctures, creams, and capsules have made their way on to the market. With these, there is no need to simply smoke cannabis. Most users are looking for controlled doses or ones that bestow medical benefits without the buzz that usually goes along with it.

There are even patches that allow people to just place it on a specific part of the body for long-term relief. This is a growing trend that will continue develop as more methods are being discovered.

Through these trends, we’ve patterned our practice at Swiss Cannabis to better reflect the market and cater to people’s needs.

These three are not the only trends worth noting. Newer marijuana market trends are emerging like “catering to mood a person’s mood,” “the demand of variety,” “evolution due to consumer’s needs,” and many more.

3 Reasons Why Marijuana Remains Illegal

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Through a survey distributed in 2018, at least 61 percent of Americans want marijuana to be legalized. This support for marijuana has been steadily growing through these past years. However, why is marijuana still illegal in majority of the states?

There have been scientific studies and even economic plans for uses of cannabis and hemp. However, these are still not enough to swing the vote to marijuana’s favor.

Here are three reasons why marijuana remains illegal.

The Pharmaceutical Lobby

Despite cannabis offering many remedies to pain, inflammation, therapeutic effects for cancer, epilepsy, ADHD, and more, it isn’t enough to warrant its legalization.

If you look at these benefits, pharmaceutical companies stand to take the biggest hit from the legalization.

A retired police officer, Harry Woolridge, recently turned into a lobbyist for the relaxing of government laws regarding marijuana. In a report, he said that next to the police, big pharmaceutical companies are the second biggest opponent on Capitol Hill.

Woolridge says that he reason behind is that, “marijuana can replace everything from Advil, to Vicodin and other expensive pills.”

Thus, these pharmaceutical companies are investing lots of money into campaigns against marijuana’s legalization.

Super PACs funded by Petroleum Companies

The threat felt by big pharmaceutical companies is also felt by petroleum companies.

The reasoning behind this can be found in a previous article. In one of our previous articles, we spoke about hemp’s capability of creating energy such as fuel. It is this that petroleum companies are afraid of because anything that they can make, hemp can make and perhaps even do better.

Usually, corn is grown for ethanol. This is used to enrich gasoline. In order to do this though, a lot of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides are required to have it grow.

Hemp on the other hand requires no such chemicals. On top of hemp being able to be grown organically, it also grows as much or even more produce than corn. Thus, it is a sustainable path for fuel.

This alone has the potential to bankrupt petroleum companies. If hemp were to replace our main fuel source, petroleum companies would lose sales in their fuel, fertilizers, oils, chemicals, plastics, pesticides, herbicides, and so much more.

Did we mention that from the hemp plant, everything that we just mentioned the petroleum companies are at risk to lose can be made from it as well? Hemp is game changing, but petroleum companies don’t want to let go of their position at the leaderboard with the potential change of the game.

Want to know the kicker? Henry Ford used hemp to make his own oils and fuels. Go figure.

The Lumber Industry Lobby

With the lumber industry, it is all about paper. This can potentially mean in the money sense, and also in quite the literal sense.

Harking back to the time when the Reefer Madness campaign was starting, Randolph Hearst decided to deforest his land so that he could avoid paying hemp farmers from making paper. Ever since then, trees were the main source of paper.

Before that though, hemp was the primary source of paper. It was renewable, and its yields far exceeded that of trees. With trees, a person would have to wait at least 20 years to repopulate a forest.

The change to hemp would be devastating to the lumber industry’s bottom line.

These facts only paint a part of the picture. The whole view contains more reasons, acting together as a machine, that all contribute to why marijuana is still illegal.

Top 3 Things to Try in a Dispensary

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When regular people hear about dispensaries, they usually think about one thing: cannabis. However, there are more products that can be tried and enjoyed.

Here are three things that you can try when visiting a dispensary.

Tinctures

Generally speaking, a tincture is any drug that is dissolved in alcohol. Thus, a tincture is made with high percentage alcohol. The alcohol is used to extract important elements from cannabis such as THC. Afterwards, the product is strained and the tincture is the result.

When this is done, the tincture can be taken orally. The cannabis tincture is recommended for those who would like to consume cannabis as precise as possible.

The good thing about tinctures is that they can be consumed by adding onto any food or beverage. The direct approach to the tongue is also an acceptable practice.

Most people use tinctures because of how it differs from what is smoked and what is eaten. Smoking cannabis will have its usual effects but could irritate the lungs. Edibles on the other hand are very strong but may take long to have its effects felt.

Tinctures on the other hand are the middle ground. The strength can be controlled depending on the dosage that is taken. After a drop onto the tongue, it is just a matter of waiting 15 to 30 minutes.

Creams or Topicals

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Creams or topicals are taking away the notion that marijuana is something solely to be smoked. It is a new mode of cannabis consumption that is safe and accessible.

These creams and topicals act like a hand cream for moisturizing works. These lotions, balms, or oils are applied to a specific art of the body in order to lessen pain, inflammation, or soreness. These are often used by people who want the physical effect of cannabis without its mental effect.

For this product, the relief it provides works through the CB2 receptor which are found throughout the body.

Experiences from those who take creams and topicals widen the benefits to headaches, cramps, psoriasis, and even dermatitis.

Depending on the type of cream or topical, it caters to a different problem. All you need to do is find what works for you by experimenting on different strains.

Capsules

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As previously stated, smoking cannabis has the problem of affecting a person’s respiratory system. Due to this, a safe alternative is the cannabis capsule. It has all the health benefits and effects of cannabis, but without the effect on a person’s lungs and throat.

These capsules have a number of other benefits too. One is that the dosage is controlled within each pill. The effect is predictable. They also don’t smell and affect a person’s home like anything being smoked.

Like the creams and tinctures, they also lessen a person’s pain and inflammation. It is a way of reducing stress and anxiety as well.

There are more ways to consume cannabis. It is just a matter of finding what is possible and taking what you like. Explore Swiss Cannabis’ consumption methods through our website and we hope you find something that suits you.

3 Latest Developments for Cannabis in 2018

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Research is constantly being made into the many benefits that cannabis has on people. This article has the latest updates to research done in 2018. Here are three of those latest developments recently researched this year.

Preventing Iron in Aging Brain Diseases

Throughout a lifetime, different essential minerals are built up in the body. One of them is iron. Iron is important as it helps oxygen flow from the blood to the different parts of the body.

However, the problem is that too much iron could result in certain brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. It could also impair the mitochondria which is the cell’s primary energy producer. Without, the brain just wouldn’t act right, with an increase of brain inflammation on the way.

As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. In this case, cannabis could be an effective way of preventing iron overdose in the brain.

A study by the Brain Research Bulleting suggested that CBD oil protects the brain against iron overdose in rats. It stops the damaging effect on the brain’s mitochondrial function.

Treating Pain in the Elderly

A study was recently done on elderly people who have been using medical cannabis for at least six months. In it, 75 percent of the 900 patients barely had any experience with consuming cannabis. This fact made the findings even more powerful.

Of these patients, most of them began taking cannabis as a way to reduce pain from chemotherapy, Parkinson’s, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

A staggering 93.7 percent of the respondents reported that taking cannabis improved their symptoms after six months of use. Apart from that, the respondents also reported that their pain went from feeling like an 8 to a 4.

Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Cannabis has long been used to treat cancer-related symptoms such as pain and nausea. However, there has been a growing body of study positing that certain cannabinoids have effects that fight cancer.

Austrian scientists have recently conducted a study that showed that CB1 receptor activation was able to suppress tumors growth in colon cancer. The GPR55 receptor on the other hand promotes tumor growth.

Lucky for cannabis users, cannabis primarily targets the CB1 receptor. At the same time, it also suppresses the GPR55 receptor’s activities, thereby stopping tumor growth.

Thus, the study showed that a combination of THC and CBD is able to protect against colon cancer. Apart from that, CBD also has an additional and important effect.

CBD has the capability to prevent the tolerance of the CB1 receptor to THC. Without CBD, the CB1 receptor would be less receptive to THC and its beneficial effects.

These are just a few recent developments in cannabis with more being discovered.

At our dispensary, we also offer cannabis-related products that are have benefits for both recreational and medical users. Discover our products and what we have to offer by exploring the Swiss Cannabis website.

                 

3 Surprising Items You Didn’t Know Were Made from Hemp

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Hemp is already known as a resource that has various uses. These include clothes, ropes, and paper. However, we bet the items in this list that you didn’t know are also made from hemp.

Here are three items you didn’t know were made from hemp.

Fuel

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You read this right. Hemp can be made into fuel. There are two types of fuel that hemp can be made into: hemp biodiesel and hemp ethanol/methanol. The former is made from the oil of the pressed hemp seed, while the latter is made from the fermented stalk of hemp.

Biodiesel is an important thing to focus on. It is a fuel source that has been tried and tested in Europe for over 20 years. With hemp biodiesel though, the regular smell of petroleum is replaced with the pleasant smell of hemp or even french fries.

Moreover, using biodiesel in an engine can help to extend its lifespan. This happens because the biodiesel acts as lubrication for the engine.

Author Jack Herer states that if hemp were to be accepted worldwide, then we could theoretically end our dependence on fossil fuels.

Batteries

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Some scientists and researchers are calling hemp our ticket to our energy crisis. When heating hemp bast fibers through a two-stage process, efficient carbon electrodes can be produced.

This process can make as much energy as the highly touted graphene and performs better than our standard lithium batteries that we already using. It is capable of charging 20 times faster than lithium batteries and is thermally stable which means it has no chance of overheating.

The best thing is that the batteries made from hemp are far cheaper than even graphene.

Makeup and Nail Polish

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Stepping away from the realm of energy sources, we head to the aesthetic. Some parts of hemp can be made into makeup and nail polish.

For makeup, the hemp oil is utilized due to its high concentrates of Vitamins A, C, and E. It is also very rich in amino acids and antioxidants. As such, this oil is good for the skin. What better combination than to create make up that is makes your skin look good and is good for your skin as well.

Hemp makeup reduces acne and signs of aging. These are only a few benefits that hemp oil has to the skin.

These oils can also be utilized for nail polish. They also have the same healthy properties which keeps the nails healthy.

These are just a few new items that hemp can produce. Hemp’s various uses seem to know no bounds, as more and more variants are being discovered. Some of these discoveries even make their way to dispensaries like our very own Swiss Cannabis.

The 3 Best American Dispensaries You Should Visit

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Since the wide acceptance of cannabis, a number of dispensaries have opened up to the public. However, why are there so many? What differentiates these dispensaries from one another? And which are the best ones to visit?

This article will talk about three of the best dispensaries in America that you should visit.

Cannabis Buyers Berkley Club

The Cannabis Buyers Berkeley Club (CBBC) is more than just a dispensary. It is an organization that is building communities.

Their philosophy is that they are cultivators. Not only of cannabis but of communities that start conversations about these two. Their facility reflects this.

Apart from the relaxing and safe environment, they have a number of amenities and features that make it a good place to stay. For instance, people who patronize their dispensary have access to free fruit and snacks.

They are also granted access to a library of books as well as board games for friends to hang out at. If that isn’t enough to make you want to go, they also have a DJ spinning tracks for your enjoyment. All this with affordable cannabis prices.

More than these things though, it really is the environment and aura of CBBC. Once there, you really feel as if you are in a friendly community that is committed to spreading the benefits of cannabis.

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Elemental Wellness

Elemental Wellness has a reputation of having one of the best strains of cannabis. It is called “The True OG” and should be the number one reason for why you head over to Elemental Wellness.

Apart from that though, Elemental Wellness also offers a variety of relaxing services such as yoga, acupuncture, and free messages. If there was ever a dispensary to relax at, this would be it.

Elemental Wellness also has a loyalty membership that earns you points with every purchase. What do these points get you? Free cannabis of course.

Las Vegas Releaf

Setting itself up as a posh dispensary, Las Vegas Releaf aims to give the relaxation needed to both recreational and medical users.

The mission of their dedicated staff is to educate patients as to the different effects of their cannabis strains. The end goal is to allow users to locate the specific strain that will cater to whatever need they may have.

Their line of products also includes flower concentrates and edibles.

These are only a few of the best dispensaries that you can visit. More dispensaries are opening every day, with each adding their own different flavors and factors that make their dispensaries unique. Be on the lookout.

While you’re at it, don’t forget to visit our own Swiss dispensary and see if it suits you.