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Does Cannabis really impact Your Appetite?

There are numerous unverifiable claims about cannabis that aren’t backed by any scientific evidence. However, CBD’s and THC’s impacts on a person’s appetite is actually based on reality. This could also be a significant leap forward in the treatment of many conditions and diseases including cardiovascular disease, eating disorders, obesity, and more. Thus, if gaining or losing weight is your goal, smoke some cannabis and let it works its magic. How Cannabis affects Your Appetite Cannabis triggers your appetite by stimulating the cannabinoid (CB1) receptors of the brain. As a result, these receptors release a hunger-triggering hormone call ghrelin. According to an animal research study, THC enhances our sensitivity to smell thereby making food aromas more potent and more appealing. And that makes you want to eat more, helping you gain weight. Furthermore, research has also suggested that those neurons that normally turn off while we’re eating don’t turn off when we smoke cannabis. Additionally, THC increases the release of dopamine and makes eating that much more enjoyable. Dopamine helps control pleasure and reward in your brain. Consequently, the more dopamine that is released the lower our self-control. Can CBD cause a Person to lose Weight? Although more research needs to be conducted, some health and wellness gurus claim that CBD will help you lose weight. While this may be true, this potential side effect has yet to proven. Interestingly enough, a study conducted 10 years ago showed that CBD reduced the appetites of certain species of rats. Let’s consider the science involved for a moment. The endocannabinoid system responds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the brain as follows: CB1 receptors are located in our brains and CNS (central nervous system and become more widespread throughout the fatty tissues of obese individuals. CB2 receptors are primarily found in our immune systems. CBD works in conjunction with other cannabinoids to activate or, more specifically, to antagonize CB1 and CB2 receptors. As a result, CB1 receptor antagonists help to reduce a person’s appetite and stimulate the CB2 receptors which in turn help to reduce the intake of food. Therefore, when CBD activates the CB2 receptors and antagonizes the CB1 receptors, it often results in decreased appetite and reduced food intake. Thus, you start to lose weight. While additional studies are needed regarding the efficacy of smoking cannabis on certain conditions and diseases such as anorexia, cancer, and obesity, individuals are using cannabis in their homes for these specific reasons. To learn more about how cannabis can affect your appetite, call Tank Glass today at (323)-364-7952. Additionally, you can explore our range of products to help you get a better smoking experience.
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Comparing Indoor, Outdoor, and Greenhouse growing Environments

Most marijuana enthusiasts are classified in one of two categories namely consumers or growers. Granted you can grow your own plants and be a consumer as well. However, the majority of individuals we’ve spoken to either grow their own or buy it at a local area dispensary. If you’ve decided to go the DIY route (grow your own), the question that often arises is “Should I grow my weed indoors or outdoors?”Keep in mind that the environment you choose for growing and raising your plants will have a direct impact on every other decision you make in the future as both consumer and grower. The following are the 3 types of marijuana growing locations and how they differ from one another:Indoors – most DIY’ers as well as a handful of commercial growers prefer to cultivate their plants indoors. It can range from 1 or 2 plants in a closet or spare bedroom to 100 or more plants in a basement or outbuilding with a controlled climate. Those who only grow a couple of plants will use only one grow light while those who grow 100 or more plants may set up a high-tech hydroponics system. The 3 primary benefits of growing your plants indoors are: less exposure to disease and pests more control over each plant’s life cycle more stable growing conditions Outdoors – whether you grow marijuana commercially or are just a DIY’er, you can raise your plants outdoors as well as indoors. Many individuals choose the outdoor method because they live in climates that are conducive to healthy marijuana growth. In so doing, plants benefit from the day-night cycle and natural light that is essential for each plant’s flowering stage during their development. Although many outdoor growers feel this makes their plants “organic”, the risk of exposure to environmental pollutants, heavy metals, pesticides, and a host of other toxins is much greater.Greenhouse – this is the 3rd option of the indoor vs. outdoor growing debate. Most DIY’ers don’t have access to greenhouse environments. However, some commercial growers choose this environment because it’s the ideal compromise between controlling plant growth indoors and the natural elements of outdoor growth. Greenhouse grown plants benefit from the day-night cycle, controlled humidity, and temperature along with the sunshine. Controlling pests is considerably easier and relatively non-toxic as well. For more information about the most durable smoking accessories on the market or to learn more about growing and cultivating your own marijuana plants, call Tank Glass today at (323)-364-7952. Explore our website to check the wide range of bongs, beakers and pipes to enjoy a smoke anytime.
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3 Possible Health Benefits of Marijuana for Seniors

It’s no secret that the legalization of marijuana is spreading throughout the US. Over the past 10 years, 18 states along with Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes while a total of 37 states have legalized it for medicinal use. Yet while many of us feel that most marijuana users are young adults, older adults and especially seniors are starting to use it on a frequent basis. Granted, many older adults use marijuana to feel its effects. However, some seniors are discovering that it has certain health benefits as well including these 3: It can help to relieve pain – the primary benefit that cannabis provides is pain relief. As we get older, our bodies begin slowly deteriorating and start to wear down. As a result, this often leads to pain and discomfort. It often takes the form of joint pain, muscle pain, or pain in our bones. Cannabis can help relieve the pain caused by arthritis, nerve pain, and inflammation. So if your medication isn’t helping or you’re curious about trying something new, cannabis or CBD might be worth considering. Keep in mind that no two individuals are alike, so you may not experience the benefits that someone else does. It can help treat glaucoma – cannabis is often recommended for glaucoma sufferers as it helps to reduce pressure in the eyes. Although glaucoma can affect individuals in all age groups, it most commonly affects seniors. Naturally, you should consult with the eye doctor that is treating you before you try cannabis the first time. Additionally, while cannabis can be helpful for treating glaucoma, it isn’t a cure for it. It simple enables individuals to cope with the disease. Consequently, the use of cannabis should only comprise a small portion of your fight against glaucoma. It can help with anxiety and insomnia – many seniors struggle with anxiety and insomnia. The older we get, the more difficult it is to enjoy long periods of deep, uninterrupted sleep. Some senior cannabis users swear by its ability to help them fall asleep faster and stay sleeping for longer periods and enjoy a deeper, relaxing sleep. Naturally, it’s important to consider what type of cannabis to use. While the higher concentrations are conducive to feeling more of the effects, you’ll want a strain with higher levels of CBD and lower levels of THC if consuming it for sleep. For more information about the health benefits of marijuana, contact Tank Glass today at (323)-364-7952. Additionally, you can browse a variety of glass bongs, beakers and pipes available at our website, to help you enjoy your smoke.
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What is Caryophyllene?

Caryophyllene is the chemical compound found in cannabis that gives it its pungent smell and taste. Unfortunately, most of us have never heard of it because it’s often overshadowed by its cannabinoid cousins CBD and THC. Caryophyllene or more specifically beta-caryophyllene is one of the common terpenes found in marijuana. If you’re wondering what it smells and tastes like, imagine a compound made up of basil, cinnamon, cloves, and oregano. Getting to know Terpenes Terpenes are the chemical compounds found in cannabis plants that produce a broad range of flavors and smells. They are subdivided into two categories: Monoterpenes – lighter terpenes that are responsible for numerous floral scents such as apple, geranium, jasmine, kiwi, and rose Sesquiterpenes – heavier terpenes responsible for more pungent scents such as diesel fuel, musk, patchouli, skunk, and tea tree (caryophyllene is a Sesquiterpene) Interestingly enough, it is the unique combinations of certain terpenes that those non-plant smells such as diesel fuel and skunk. However, terpenes are not just unique to cannabis and are commonly found is a wide range of plants in a variety of combinations and quantities. Furthermore, terpenes offer numerous health benefits and can be useful in the treatment of: anxiety asthma cancer depression gallstones insomnia loss of appetite muscle strain nausea stress Does this mean that you can use caryophyllene to treat all of these disorders? No. But we have listed caryophyllene’s beneficial effects in the next section. Benefits and Effects The benefits and effects of caryophyllene can be combined into a single category, hence the reference above to “beneficial effects.” These beneficial effects include: Anti-inflammatory – caryophyllene research has shown that it can treat just about everything from allergies to osteoarthritis and that it may be used in the future in the care and management of certain chronic inflammatory conditions Antioxidant – another one of caryophyllene’s beneficial effects is its antioxidant qualities. Antioxidants help to remove unstable atoms known as free radicals from the body, thereby preventing damage to cells that can cause aging and illness Anti-tumoral – because caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory qualities, it could potentially serve as an anti-tumoral. Recent research has revealed promising results suggesting that caryophyllene may help to encourage anti-metastatic activity. Studies are still ongoing about the Sedative – marijuana’s ability to help you sleep and its sedative qualities are well-known side effects. Recent caryophyllene research has indicated that extremely high doses of the compound may have sedative effects on lab mice. To learn more about caryophyllene or for information about the high-quality beaker style smoking accessories we sell, call Tank Glass today at (323)-364-7952. Explore the wide line of glass beakers, bongs and pipes to suit your smoking requirements today.
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4 Marijuana Consumption Trends for 2022 and beyond

With medicinal and recreational marijuana now legal in 37 states, its growing popularity and public face have really taken off. It is now a massive and very lucrative industry that serves huge numbers of individuals who enjoy using cannabis and no longer have to fear being arrested. Naturally, the development of this ever-growing market is now seen in a completely different light. Furthermore, this rapid growth has led to changes in the way it’s used and other areas. Here are 4 trends to be aware of in 2022. Cannabis-infused Products One of the more common trends we’ve been seeing the past couple of years is the growth of CBD and marijuana-infused products in the marketplace. Today, you can buy just about everything from cannabis-infused bath and beauty products to teas and more from numerous manufacturers. The use of cannabis-infused products is literally endless. Plus, you can now find cannabis-infused food products on the market. This market sector is expected to show explosive growth over the balance of 2022 and into next year as well. How Marijuana is consumed Over the past several years, the way in which individuals are consuming marijuana has changed significantly. Why you ask? In most cases, this is attributed to the increasing popularity of vaping. With tobacco bans that were mandated in different municipalities over the past few years, vaping quickly become the preferred alternative. So it follows that vaping cannabis would do the same. Since there is no flame involved when vaping, it is inherently safer. Mainstream Acceptance of Marijuana With the number of states that have legalized marijuana medicinally and recreationally, its mainstream acceptance should be anticipated. Most people realize that marijuana does not harm to the user and have hoped for it to finally be legalized. Once California took the plunge and allowed medical marijuana dispensaries to go public, many other states have followed in their footsteps. This has helped not only recreational users but those that require it for medicinal purposes. Marijuana and the Fashion Industry With the legalization of marijuana, we are now seeing numerous weed-inspired fashion collections hitting the marketplace. However, the correlation between the two industries doesn’t stop there. A number of leading fashion brands have expanded and include divisions that are selling high-end, cannabis-inspired products while others are holding “pop-up” cannabis events. This proves how people in the fashion industry and those who purchase designer clothing have a love for all things cannabis. To learn more about marijuana consumption trends and our outstanding line of smoking accessories, call Tank Glass at (323)-364-7952 today. You can explore the variety of glass pipes, bongs and beakers at our website and see what meets your requirements.
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Cannabis smoking and the Entourage Effect

The “Entourage Effect” is an experience or phenomenon associated with different marijuana compounds and how the interact with one another. So why do unique strains of cannabis have such dramatically different effects on people? Research has found that cannabis molecules work with a person’s physiology and even interact with one another. When most individuals think about smoking cannabis, CBD and THC typically come to mind. Effects of cannabinoids However, the reality is that marijuana plants are similar to tiny factories that produce up to 400 different chemicals and medicinal compounds, approximately 60 of which are called cannabinoids. The most abundant cannabinoids are CBD, CBG, CBN, CBDV, THC, and THCV, each of which has different effects on our bodies. Some research scientists believe that these compounds actually interact with one another and create synergistic effects that equal more than the sum of their parts. Entourage Effect This is referred to as the Entourage Effect which many believe help to explain why certain marijuana strains make you more energetic while others produce a sleepy high. Furthermore, some strains help with creativity and socializing while others relieve pain and help with recovering from injuries. Consequently, understanding the compounds in your marijuana goes beyond the amount of THC that it contains, although that is a key factor. The reality is that it’s all about understanding the Entourage Effect.The best example of this phenomenon is associated with CBD and THC. You probably know that CBD helps with pain and produces a calming effect while THC produces that “elevated” feeling or psychoactive effect that so many of us are familiar with. Granted, many individuals take these 2 cannabinoids separately. So, what happens when you combine them? You get balance. CBD and THC both compete for the same receptors in your brain. Basically, that is what gets you the high. Thus, if less THC is available than CBD, you’ll have different mental and physical feelings than if there were more THC than CBD. A lot of this depends on the individual and the type of experience they’re looking to achieve. Sometimes you might want the anxiety relief that CBD provides while in other cases, you may want the psychoactive effect that THC provides. Still other times, you may be hoping to achieve a balance or equal blend of the two. In order to get the most out of your cannabis strain, it helps to know this.For more information about the Entourage Effect, call Tank Glass at (323)-364-7952 or e-mail us with your questions at support@tankglass.us. Additionally, we have a wide range of bongs, pipes and beakers to ensure that you enjoy your smoke anywhere, anytime.
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Treating Depression with Cannabis

Although the research into treating depression with cannabis is still in its infancy, some studies have shown that it can improve the symptoms of depression while others show that it isn’t useful when it comes to improving or treating it. A much smaller study group found that cannabis could lead to an increased risk of becoming depressed. Finally, one study found that cannabis was effective at treating the symptoms of depression in some cancer patients.Marijuana contains CBD and THC, chemical compounds known as cannabinoids, which create the psychoactive effects that we feel after smoking. We have a natural system that reacts to the cannabinoids in marijuana, known as the endocannabinoid system. When it does improve the symptoms, it’s possible that the ability of marijuana to boost certain endocannabinoids is what helps to regulate our emotions and feelings.Some research speculates that deficiencies of 2 endocannabinoids – anandamide and 2-AG – may be responsible for signaling depression. Additionally, cannabis may mimic their effects and lift our moods. Cannabis provides “biphasic” effects. In other words, higher and lower doses can generate opposite effects. According to several research studies, lower doses of THC help to relieve depression symptoms while higher doses may worsen those symptoms. Thus, it is important that you get it prescribed correctly. Tips for treating Depression with Cannabis If you suspect that you’re clinically depressed, you should always speak with a doctor or psychologist. If have been diagnosed with depression or are struggling with your mood, here are some helpful tips for trying cannabis to relieve your symptoms: Begin with a lower dose of THC and increase the dosage very slowly. Be sure you select a cannabis strain that is CBD and THC balanced (or a 1:1 ratio), then gradually increase it once you’ve learned how it affects you.   Discuss using cannabis as part of your treatment with a mental health therapist or your doctor to ensure that any medications you’re taking along with cannabis are helping and improving your symptoms.   Keep a journal of how cannabis is affecting your symptoms. Include information such as the dose and when you took it as well has how it affected your mood over the next couple of hours.   Most importantly, don’t drink alcohol when using cannabis. Your doctor will want to know about the physical or psychological effects associated with the cannabis, not the alcohol. Hopefully, you’ll find these tips helpful and that your symptoms are alleviated or at least improved. If you need more assistance or need bongs, pipes and beakers for enhancing your smoking pleasure, call us today. For more information, call Tank Glass at (323)-364-7952 or e-mail us your questions at support@tankglass.us.
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Complement Your Marijuana use with CBD Products

Many marijuana smokers are enhancing their smoking experience by complementing it with CBD products such as isolate powders, isolate slabs, and shatter. So why do some consumers feel that these CBD products are the perfect complement? There are several answers including: CBD helps you come down – if you find that you’ve gotten too high, CBD can help you come down by decreasing the psychoactive effects cause by THC. So if you’ve smoked too much and want to come down quicker than what you normally would, taking a little CBD will help where this is concerned. CBD is already in the plant – the best proof of CBD’s efficacy when used with cannabis is attributed to its presence in the marijuana plant. Furthermore, the amount of CBD present depends on the specific strain of cannabis. However, having CBD isolates or some other CBD product on hand enables you to increase the content of it when smoking a strain with a lower amount of CBD. Entourage effect – different parts of the cannabis plant, such as the cannabinoids and terpenes, work in conjunction with one another to maximize the effect. So you can intensify the effect of smoking marijuana by taking CBD with it. This is especially true where medical marijuana users are concerned. For example, CBG or CBN isolates can help to maximize the effect since both of these occur in low quantities in marijuana. Even without cannabis, CBD can be useful and beneficial – it’s always a good idea to have CBD on hand whether you’re using it with marijuana or not. This is due to the many benefits it offers such as: alleviates cancer-related symptoms could be beneficial for heart health may provide benefits for individuals with neurological disorders pain relief reduces acne (in some but not all cases) reduces anxiety and depression One of the more commonly asked questions by first-time CBD users is “Are there any side effects?” Although CBD is considered safe and is well tolerated by most users, some individuals may experience adverse side effects such as: decreased appetite diarrhea fatigue weight changes CBD is known to interact with certain prescription medications. So, before you start using any CBD product, be sure to discuss this with a physician to avoid potentially harmful interactions and to ensure your safety. Some people have no side effects but seems to improve their illnesses considerably especially those with neurological disorders. Thus, it is good to consult with your doctor first. More information is available by calling Tank Glass at (323)-364-7952 or sending us an e-mail at support@tankglass.us. Our business representatives are here to assist you. Call now.
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Size Really Does Matter When Choosing the Right Bong

While choosing the right bong is often a matter of preference, it often comes down to finding a size that is tailored to your specific needs. Do you want to take bigger rips? Do you want to minimize smoke output because you nosey neighbors? Are you looking a smoother rip because you have sensitive lungs? It’s important to know what you should buy and what you shouldn’t buy so you’re not spending money unnecessarily. The following information should be helpful. Why does Size of the Bong matter? Because the cannabis market is oversaturated with hundreds of different bong types, choosing the right one can be a daunting if not frustrating task. Plus, everyone has a different preference when it comes to a bong size that fits their particular lifestyle. There are basically 3 different sizes of bongs to choose from:Mini bongs – due to their smaller size, mini bongs are the perfect choice for someone who is always on the go. In addition to portability, they’re lightweight and perfect for those individuals who want to keep their smoking experience as discreet as possible. However, there are a couple of drawbacks to using a mini bong, namely harsher hits and less airflow. Because of their smaller size and restricted airflow, the smoke can’t circulate efficiently and properly. Consequently, you get harsher hits. Medium-sized bongs – this is the more common size and what the name implies. In other words, they’re sized between small and large. You can still enjoy the benefits of a mini bong as well as what a larger bong can deliver. While medium-sized bongs aren’t as big as a large bong, it’s larger than a mini bong. Unfortunately, it’s not as discreet nor is it travel friendly. As with other size bongs, the pros and cons of each size need to be carefully considered before making your buying decision.Large-sized bongs – because of their larger size, these bongs are perfect for home use and tailored for the homebody and more experienced smoker. Because they feature the optimum in airflow and smoke filtration, many individuals consider this size the best of the three. Compared to mini bongs and medium-sized bongs, large-sized bongs offer smoother and tastier rips, thereby reducing lung and throat irritation for a more enjoyable smoking session.We can’t emphasize enough how size matters when it comes to choosing the right bong as well as one that best suits your needs. Thus, you will need to evaluate your persona; preferences and requirements before investing in a bong. For more information about our products, call Tank Glass at (323)-364-7952 today or visit our website by clicking here.

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