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History of bongs

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Even though bongs are a very common instrument used to smoke medicinal herbs, the usage of these was not as common many years ago as it is nowadays. However, smoking was, indeed, an important recreational, religious, and shamanic activity of the culture of some of the most powerful civilizations in history. Ancient civilizations and empires like Babylonians and Israelites burned incense as shamanistic and religious adoration, and this was probably what lead the people to different usage of this incense. Incense created using several plants would create powerful hallucinogenic drugs which effect was even stronger if the incense was burned...

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Healthy Friend or Risky Foe?

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Smoking marijuana has increasingly stirred up disputes in our society because of the spread of misinformation, leading the population to riot in the streets advocating for its legal use. Little do people know that some things that might be frown upon could somehow be beneficial or pleasant to others. The problem crops up when we’re unable to tell apart what can aid us or adversely affect our body. For decades, it has been widely recognized that smoking progressively damages your lung tissues. At first glance, this might come across as a life-threatening substance that when consumed, it causes irreparable damages,...

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Can You quit Smoking Tobacco by using CBD?

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If you’ve tried more than once to give up smoking tobacco, then you’re probably familiar with nicotine withdrawal. Interestingly enough, recent research has shown that CBD can help you break the habit. Because of the highly addictive nature of nicotine (it’s one of the world’s most addictive substances), it can be extremely difficult to quit smoking cigarettes. In fact, according to NIDA (the National Institute on Drug Abuse), only 6 out of every 100 cigarette smokers are able to stop smoking them in any given year.To combat addition to tobacco, pharmaceutical companies have a plethora of smoking cessation devices, nicotine...

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Cannabis: a Brief History

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We all know that cannabis has been around for a while. But how long? Researchers have actually been studying this and published a fascinating study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2018. The purpose was to “provide a critical and comprehensive evaluation, from the ancient times to our days, of the ethnological, botanical, chemical and pharmacological aspects of [cannabis], with a vision for promoting further pharmaceutical research to explore its complete potential as a therapeutic agent.” So what did it find? According to research, it’s believed that cannabis and hemp were first used and grown domestically in Central and Southeast...

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