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STAGES OF MARIJUANA PLANT GROWTH

Germination is the process in which the seeds sprout and the root emerges. In Cannabis it takes from 12 hours to 8 days. Warmth, darkness and moisture initiate metabolic... Read Further

MARIJUANA PLANT TRAINING

The modification of a plant's growth habit is called training. Indoor cultivators employ many training techniques to encourage shorter plants and denser canopy growth. Read Further

MARIJUANA PLANT NUTRIENTS

For the first-time grower, it can be a truly daunting task to select the best nutrients for their cannabis, and they'll often spend far more money than they need to. With so many... Read Further

MARIJUANA PLANT GROW LIGHTS

Light can be natural (outdoor growing) or artificial (indoor growing). Under artificial light, the plant typically remains under a regime of 16–24 hours of light and 0–8 hours of darkness... Read Further

The Health Effects of Cannabis - Informed Opinions
By Dr Edward Brell PhD



Enter any bar or public place and canvass opinions on cannabis and there will be a different opinion for each person canvassed. Some opinions will be well informed from respectable sources while others will be just formed upon no basis at all. To be sure, research and conclusions based on the research is difficult given the long history of illegality. Nevertheless, there is a groundswell of opinion that cannabis is good and should be legalized. Many States in America and Australia have taken the path to legalize cannabis. Other countries are either following suit or considering options. So what is the position now? Is it good or not?

The National Academy of Sciences published a 487 page report this year (NAP Report) on the current state of evidence for the subject matter. Many government grants supported the work of the committee, an eminent collection of 16 professors. They were supported by 15 academic reviewers and some 700 relevant publications considered. Thus the report is seen as state of the art on medical as well as recreational use. This article draws heavily on this resource.

The term cannabis is used loosely here to represent cannabis and marijuana, the latter being sourced from a different part of the plant. More than 100 chemical compounds are found in cannabis, each potentially offering differing benefits or risk.

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