Medical Marijuana
3 LEGAL Ways to Profit from Marijuana Even in Strict Prohibition States Tags: LEGAL WAYS PROFIT MARIJUANA PROHIBITION

With marijuana being legal in more than half the states in the U.S., it seems kind of silly that you're allowed to profit from it in some places while in others you'd face the risk of being imprisoned for a decade or more. It's an undisputed fact that cannabis is the most profitable crop in the country, creating a multi-billion dollar industry that generates more revenue than all the other major crops combined.

Still, even in this age of acceptance, scientific research, openly available information, and equality, many people are still afraid or hesitant to jump in on the green rush simply because their state hasn't yet joined the rest of the educated and reasonable legislators. Luckily, here are four ways you can begin profiting from the marijuana industry, regardless of the state you live in:

    1. 1. Managing Cannabis-related Companies Online

There's nothing illegal about managing a cannabis business remotely, as long as you're not participating in the sale or distribution of cannabis in states where it's illegal. Many cannabis-related companies sell merchandise or accessories that are legal nationwide. Studying for a masters in business administration online taught me that there are many business owners who aren't savvy enough to successfully manage their own companies, so there are always opportunities for an online MBA student to lead a cannabis-related company from any state in the U.S.

    1. 2. Investing in Marijuana Stocks

In recent years, we've seen a major shift in the acceptance of cannabis, leading to the creation of some marijuana-oriented companies that have gone public in the stock market. Some of the top stocks that are either directly or indirectly related to cannabis include GW Pharmaceuticals, Philip Morris, Aurora Cannabis Inc., Cara Therapeutics, and MassRoots Inc.

    1. 3. Writing About Cannabis

As you've probably noticed, there's no shortage of marijuana-related content online, so there's a constant demand for cannabis writers. Furthermore, writing about weed is legal everywhere on Earth, so there's nothing stopping you from profiting on your favorite topic in your free time. In addition, writing about marijuana is a great way to educate yourself about the plant and current events/policies that affect its legality and use worldwide.

    1. 4. Offering Marketing Services to Marijuana Businesses

You can be in Texas helping a marijuana dispensary market its products and services online and there's nothing the local law enforcement can do about it. In fact, you can start a marketing agency that specifically caters to the needs of marijuana businesses and by doing so you position yourself as an expert in the field without ever breaking a single law. Studying for an MBA degree online helped me realize that I can do just about anything from my computer without actually having to operate within the confines of a specific building or set of laws.

    1. Preparing for Nationwide Legality

Ten years from now, all of this might just be a moot point, as it seems it's only a matter of time before the tide turns and the rest of the states come to their senses.

Natural Remedies to Help You Study Tags: natural remedies study research

Research shows that a frightening number of college students are relying on prescription drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall to get through long days of revision and cramming in order to successfully complete assignments or sit exams. However, what many students are unaware of is the potentially harmful side effects of this type of drug. Although some prescription drugs may be effective at helping you to study for your online nursing degree temporarily, chances are that afterwards you will feel extremely tired and experience the ‘crash’ or ‘comedown’ that is inevitably going to hit you after the high. Instead, there are many natural remedies that will help to raise your study abilities and focus without causing you any harm. We’ve listed some of the best here.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is one of the best choices to go for if you are looking for a natural study remedy, as numerous studies have shown the positive effects of this natural remedy on the brain. In fact, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center say that taking gingko could reduce the process of normal age-related memory loss whilst being effective for improving mental processes such as focus, attention and memory in younger people.


Turmeric is a tasty spice that can be added to many of your foods and it’s also possible to take this substance as a supplement. Circumin, which is a natural substance found in turmeric, has often been the highlight of studies for a number of different health benefits, including reducing ‘plaque’ in the brain which is thought to contribute towards Alzheimer’s disease. This potent antioxidant helps to improve the memory and can even have an antidepressant effect, allowing you to feel less stressed and clear your mind for better, more focused study.

Green Tea

Students who are completing an advanced degree such as an online RN to BSN degree often turn to coffee to keep them going throughout the day and keep their energy levels high. But, as anyone who’s ever taken too much caffeine before will know, the downside to drinking coffee is that it can give you the jitters and also keep you awake at night, which is the last thing that you need as a busy student as rest will help you to refresh your mind and body for better productivity. Green tea is an excellent drink to swap your coffee for as it contains an impressive amount of antioxidants which have been noted for improving both memory processes and general health and wellness.


Bacopa is said to be one of the best memory-enhancing herbs available and therefore it is naturally a popular choice with students who are trying to improve their study focus. Bacopa has been used for years in Ayurveda and is noted for its abilities to improve memory, enhance learning and concentration, and generally improving mental function. An Australian study on the benefits of this herb concluded that taking 300mg of Bacopa per day led to increased processing and memory speed and improved verbal learning ability in participants.

Why turn to harmful prescription drugs and caffeine to help you study, when these natural remedies can do an even better job whilst promoting your overall health at the same time?

The History of Healthcare Reform in the United States Tags: healthcare history reform united states law

Healthcare is a hot topic, especially now that Trump has been elected president and he’s stated that he wants to make some big changes to the way people get their health insurance. But in order to understand current health law and policy, you need to look at what happened in the past. Below is a short summary of the history of healthcare reform in the United States.

If you think that you would like to make a change to healthcare and people’s ability to access it, continue reading to learn more, and consider getting your masters in health law to start work in the field.

President Truman

President Truman was the first president to attempt to reform healthcare during the post-war era of the US. President Roosevelt, who was Truman’s predecessor, didn’t really address accessibility to healthcare, so Truman proposed a new idea that would provide universal health coverage. It would have been administered by, and also paid for by, the National Health Insurance Board. Opponents to this idea included the American Medical Association, which didn’t want socialized medicine to be in place. The bill didn’t make it through Congress, but Truman tried again in 1948. However, the Korean War prevented him from passing any changes.

President Kennedy

President Kennedy’s administration was in support of the King-Anderson bill, which stated that health insurance would be provided only to individuals who were 65 years of age and older, and it would come as part of the benefits package received through Social Security. This ultimately set the foundation for what would become Medicare, but the bill itself was opposed by the American Medical Association and was eventually defeated.  

President Johnson

President Johnson wanted extensive reforms as part of his Great Society plan. Even though he was opposed by the American Medical Association, he was able to get legislation passed that would establish both Medicare and Medicaid.

President Carter

President Jimmy Carter was serious about getting universal health coverage implemented so that everyone in the country would benefit. However, because of various economic problems, including a recession, his ideas never got much attention, and there wasn’t much support for them either.

President Reagan

President Reagan wanted to curb excessive borrowing and spending by the government, so there weren’t going to be any government administered healthcare programs. Instead, new laws were implemented that were focused upon reducing spending on healthcare while boosting efficiency. He changed Medicare reimbursement methods and implemented anti-fraud protocols. He also ended up expanding Medicare benefits through the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988.

President George H.W. Bush to the Present

Under President Bush, the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 was repealed because of widespread disappointment in it. He wanted to instead reduce federal spending related to healthcare, as well as reduce abuse and fraud within Medicaid and Medicare.  

President Clinton and President George W. Bush were unable to make any big changes to healthcare law, but during President Obama’s term, the Affordable Care Act, which brought many changes into effect, was passed.

Today, with Donald Trump getting ready to take office as the next president, everyone is wondering what new changes will come for those who need healthcare in America.

The Effects of Cannabis and other Natural Treatments on the Flu Tags: cannabis natural treatments flu alternative medicine

As we head into the winter months one thing that you can be assured of is that fifth additional season: flu season. Every year, between 5% and 20% of the entire population of the United States will catch the flu. Of those, an estimated 200,000 will be hospitalized; most worryingly, between 3000 and 49,000 people will die from complications surrounding the flu.

Flu is an aggressive creature. According to the masters of public health online at the University of Arizona, vaccines are adapted each year to make sure that people are protected against the numerous different strains of flu that appear every year. Vaccination is a powerful and effective tool against flu, but are there additional things that you can do to help discourage the symptoms of the flu virus?

There are countless natural remedies easily available to you to help ease that horrible flu feeling:

1# Cannabis

One of the many health benefits of medical marijuana is its effects on the symptoms of the flu. According to Dr David Allen, marijuana, and particularly Cannabidiol, a compound naturally found in the cannabis plant, may have effects on the immune system that might decreases the negative symptoms caused by the influenza virus.

What many people don’t understand is that many of the adverse symptoms felt during an influenza infection are a response by the immune system to the virus. So, the common symptoms such as a runny nose, coughing and sore throat are really signs that the immune system is fighting off the virus. However, when the immune system is overactive, it may have debilitating effects and endocannabinoids have been shown to down regulate the immune system to make sure that the symptoms don’t get out of hand.

#2 Ginger Tea

Ginger has numerous restorative qualities for an assortment of ailments but when it comes to flu, ginger helps keep you warm, acts as a decongestant and will go some way to help with the aches and pains that often arise with the flu virus. Simply simmer a pan of water with a piece of ginger for 20-45 minutes. strain into a cup and add a little honey and lemon. Not only is this tea healing, it's pretty tasty too.

#3 Vitamin C

A vitamin C rich diet will help your immune system fight off the flu. Supplements are easily available and taken 3-4 times daily will give you a boost. If you have an appetite then vitamin C rich food is a better option because you'll be receiving additional nutrients. Foods like oranges, guavas and bell peppers all have a high vitamin C content.

#4 Echinacea

This popular herb has been used by native Americans for hundreds of years as a general 'cure all' and with good reason. Extracts of Echinacea seem to have an effect on the body's immune system with research showing an increase in white blood cells amongst users. Echinacea is recommended to be taken at the early stages of flu as this is where it's seen to be most effective.

#5 Oregano Oil

Oregano extract is another remedy that has been used for hundreds of years by healers. It is mainly used for respiratory issues like coughs, sore throats, bronchitis and of course, flu. Oregano oil has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties meaning that it can assist with any number of early symptoms of flu. Oregano oil also settles the stomach and induces sweating which ensures that fevers are brought down.

Vaccines are essential to break the nationwide spread of flu in the United States. However, vaccines may not always work against all strains of flu, so be sure to consult your physician and try out some of our recommended therapies.

Using Cannabis to Help You Study Tags: cannabis study brain effects stress college

You’ve already heard a lot about the benefits of cannabis when it comes to treating a variety of medical
conditions, but did you know that cannabis could also have a positive effect upon your brain?

It turns out that using cannabis can actually help you study more effectively. So if you’re currently attending a prestigious school like Boston University and you’re moving through a program to complete your masters in CIS, your online computer information systems degree, your nursing degree, your MBA, or any other tough curriculum, keep reading to learn about the benefits that cannabis can provide.

Protect Your Brain from the Effects of Stress

Going to college for any degree can put a lot of stress on your body and on your brain. But if you use cannabis, you can protect your brain from the effects of chronic stress, which means you can protect yourself from emotional ailments like depression and anxiety as well. This is because the cannabinoids that are found within marijuana can protect you from the deficits and disorders that commonly occur when the brain is under stress.

Improve Your Short-Term Memory

Do you have trouble remembering things, especially when you need to study for an upcoming exam or recall important facts to move along from one course to another? It turns out that a daily dose of THC, which is found naturally in cannabis, could improve your short-term memory. Researchers found that rats that received THC had better learning abilities, so it can help you study more easily and help you retain that information more clearly as well.

Assist Your Brain’s Growth

The human brain never stops growing because of a process known as neurogenesis that allows new brain cells to constantly be created. When you use cannabis, you’re helping this process along, according to recent studies that found CBC could improve the growth of brain cells. The developing brain cells that CBC supports are actually a vital component of your brain’s health and function. So just as you exercise your muscles to keep them growing and keep them strong, you can do the same for your brain.  

Slow Down the Brain’s Aging

Every part of your body, including your brain, will age, but if you use cannabis, you can slow down the brain’s aging process, thereby improving your memory and keeping your mind as healthy as possible. Studies have even suggested that cannabis might be able to reverse the effects of brain diseases that include Alzheimer’s disease. This is because cannabis can help remove damaged cells and boost the effectiveness of mitochondria in brain cells. This reduces inflammation within the brain and could result in a brain that functions better overall.

Researchers are finding a lot of positive effects that are associated with the use cannabis, so it is not a plant that should be feared any longer. As more states begin to legalize the use of marijuana, hopefully even more research will be possible and more will be discovered about the many ways that cannabis can help both the body and mind.


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