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Ask a Stoner: Can I Sneak Weed Through An Airport Body Scan?

Dear Stoner: Will an airport body scan identify edibles and a small slice of wax? That seems like a better alternative than my toiletry bag, which will get an X-ray.
Allen

Dear Allen: What do you think those body scans are, Bub? An ocular pat-down from a bored Transportation Security Administration agent? Although not technically X-rays, the millimeter-wave scanners at most airports use radio waves to see if any objects are stowed away under your clothes or in your body before you pass through security.

Ask a Stoner: Can I Sneak Weed Through An Airport Body Scan?

Images from these body scans aren’t as defined as X-rays, but they don’t have that much to sift through besides clothes, unlike a bag filled with your crap. And trust me: TSA agents are much more keen to check out anything extra they find on your person than they are a few innocent-looking gummies in a bag or wax in your toiletries. Hiding some food with weed in it or some gunky-looking wax isn’t exactly rocket science, but hiding in plain sight is not the way to go here. Figure out something better.

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 How Long Does CBD Stay In Your Body?

If you are a CBD user, you should know that a lot of factors can affect the way your body processes CBD. There is only one clear thing – it will not stay in your body for longer than one week. At the moment, scientists are still conducting studies to learn more about it. 

CBD may remain longer in your body in case you have a slow metabolism. Factors such as frequency of use, dosage, method of administration can also influence the presence of CBD in your body.

If you are about to pass a drug test, you should start flushing out the drug toxins as soon as possible. There are a lot of home remedies that can help you pass the test. First of all, you should drink plenty of water, tea, and cranberry juice to urinate as often as possible. 

Secondly, start eating high-fibre foods, including vegetables and fruits. Besides that, you should do some aerobic exercises, try hiking, jogging, or biking. Some experts also recommend going to the sauna in order to start sweating. 

If you are not sure whether you still have CBD in your body, consider using synthetic urine for the test. 

Quick fix 6.2 can help you avoid undesired consequences. The best thing is that it comes with heating pads inside of the package – it makes the product warm and authentic. 

To learn more about how long marijuana stays in the human body, check out the infographic below:

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Shane Dwyer is a cannabis advocate who isn’t afraid to tell the world about it! You can find his views, rants, and tips published regularly at The 420 Times.

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How CBD Hemp Oil Helps Your Body Regain Balance

In case you haven’t noticed, CBD products are taking this country by storm. More and more people are learning about the valuable characteristics of the hemp plant and the many cannabinoids which make this plant so popular within the alternative wellness community. 

Buying straight from the shelf is outdated, chemicals are out and natural organics are in and CBD hemp oil is paving the way for this new lifestyle into homes all across the country. If you’re still on the fence about CBD oil and the validity it can bring your daily wellness routine, we want to share some facts with you that could change your mind about this product and help you begin a healthy regimen of this popular hemp plant ingredient.

CBD Oil Activates Your Endocannabinoids

As discussed in the CBD isolate vs Full Spectrum article, you understand there are certain upsides to using hemp oil on a regular basis. One of the positive outcomes of this plant is what the author mentioned as the “Entourage Effect”. This effect explains the entire CBD oil product as a whole because it describes the end result of the full spectrum product of the hemp plant. 

Once the hemp plant undergoes the extraction process, the plant oil contains all of the natural ingredients and compounds which are found in the hemp plant. That’s over 80 cannabinoids and terpenes working together to form this “entourage” in your body. This group of natural characteristics work together to create a healthy alternative lifestyle in the CBD hemp oil user through the marriage of an important activation in the human body called the endocannabinoid system.

The ingredients and compounds inside the hemp plant are what scientists call “phytocannabinoids” and the study of their chemical effect on the body revealed several webs of receptors throughout the human body called “endocannabinoids”. Endocannabinoids are the human body’s own form of cannabinoids. When the phytocannabinoids of the CBD hemp plant begin to interact with the endocannabinoids of the human body a magical symphony starts to take place, and it is music the human body is made to listen to.

One of the most interesting things about this Endocannabinoid System is the multiple receptors it has throughout the bodies neurological pathways and the other various pathways in the gut. The endocannabinoids (eCBs) are the transportation agents of the endocannabinoid system and are produced throughout the body which communicate with these receptor agents. The entourage effect is essential to helping the endocannabinoid system create the best atmosphere inside the human body to give the user a delightful experience and boost their alternative wellness as well.

There are two important eCBs drifting throughout your body, one of which is called anandamide which is a Sanskrit word meaning “joy” or “bliss”, also known as the “Bliss Molecule” by scientists. Anandamide can be interpreted without having to understand too much about what it does, a bliss molecule definitely doesn’t mean angry, and it has often been associated with a runner’s high feeling as well. The other important eCBs is called 2-AG and is responsible for our emotional state of mind and helps maintain cardio health. 

CBD Supports a Healthy ECS

While these eCBs are very important messenger traits of our ECS, the CB1 and CB2 receptors are just as important in maintaining a healthy ECS within our body. In order to maintain this healthy balance, it is crucial to understand the ingredients inside your CBD hemp oil and how it can help you stay on track. 

Not only does hemp oil produce valuable ingredients like CBD (cannabidiol), but it also produces other treasures such as CBN. CBN, or Cannabinol, could resemble CBD to the layperson, but doctors and scientists understand this powerful compound also works well to maintain a healthy structure inside. 

Compounds like CBC, which are said to not only bind to the CB receptors but also other receptors in the body as well, and THCa, also called Delta 9 and the non-psychoactive characteristic in THC has valuable properties. All of these ingredients work together to pull a more balanced state and it happens because of the entourage effect which is made available with products like full spectrum hemp oil. 

Newbies: Is Your CBD Oil Not Working?

Participating with CBD oil means you are playing the long game with your body, which is smart. If you are new to CBD oil and have taken it religiously for a week, but have yet to experience any of these positive outcomes, don’t worry. Scientists agree that when you experience CBD on a consistent basis (sublingually more than orally), it could take anywhere from 4 – 6 weeks before your body begins to re-establish that balance you are looking for. Rome wasn’t built in a day, as you already know, which means stay loyal to your CBD regimen. You too will begin to see the value in activating your body just like millions of others have.

In Conclusion

People who are interested in establishing a balanced lifestyle and a more holistic outlook to their daily routine should look no further than CBD hemp oil. The characteristics in this product alone are enough to help your body regain the harmony it needs to correspond with natural ingredients more positively. Our body was made to be symbiotic with plants and other natural resources. We have it in our genetic makeup to receive CBD oil effectively, why more people are not discovering this about their body is appalling. You be the change you want to see in your own wellness. CBD hemp oil is a great way to start.

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Author: Shane Dwyer
Shane Dwyer is a cannabis advocate who isn’t afraid to tell the world about it! You can find his views, rants, and tips published regularly at The 420 Times.

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First Look: Xilam’s Acclaimed Annecy Movie ‘I Lost My Body’

It’s not every day that an auteur-driven, animated feature about the adventures of a dismembered hand makes it to the big screen. But then again, French animator Jérémy Clapin’s new feature I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps) is not your average, everyday kind of a movie. The beautifully mounted arthouse movie premiered as part of the very selective Critics’ Week sidebar at the Cannes Festival last month, and made a big splash at the Annecy Festival this week as well.

The unusual 2D pic is produced by veteran animation figure Marc Du Pontavice, the man behind thriving French toon studio Xilam and internationally popular titles such as Oggy and the Cockroaches, Les Daltons, Zig and Sharko and Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure. This marks the first feature film directing job for Clapin, who is best known for his acclaimed shorts Skhizein (2008), Backbone Tale (2004) and Palmpideraium (2012).

Based on the 2006 novel Happy Hand by Guillaume Laurent (author of Amelie and A Very Long Engagement), the film centers on a cut-off hand that escapes from a dissection lab in order to be reunited with its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with Naoufel (voiced by Hakim Faris), the young man it was once attached to, until he meets Gabrielle (Victoire Du Bois), the young woman who steals his heart.

A Strange, Engrossing Tale

“It was the weirdest possible pitch, but I was very attracted to the story and bought the book rights, because I felt that only animation could really tell this story in the right way,” says Du Pontavice, during a recent interview in Cannes. “One of the most interesting challenges for us was how to create empathy for a character that has no eyes, no mouth, no face. Thanks to the miracle of animation, we are able to really feel for this cut-off hand and be interested in its quest to find its body. It has this mission to bring its owner Naoufel together with his lost love.”

After spending about 18 months working on the script, Clapin and Julien Bisaro (Bang Bang) storyboarded the entire movie. The bulk of the animation was done at Xilam’s studios in Paris and Lyon, using the open-source software Blender, and part of the CG animation was produced on the French isle of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. “It gives the movie a very distinctive look,” says Du Pontavice. “I believe it’s the first feature film made entirely with Blender. I can definitely seeing more people using it in the future.”

The film’s art direction is described as realistic and colorful, quite different from Clapin’s surreal and stylized approach in this shorts.. “It’s an interesting mix of 2D and CG techniques,” adds the producer. “We downgraded 3D with 12 images per second to avoid straight photorealism. Blender is a free software that adapts itself to the different needs of the artists.”

Director Jérémy Clapin adds, “Using 3D not only helped us create a tangible world, but also gave the animation a realistic look so we could avoid the trap of a classic 2D style. Employing Blender specifically was essential because of the ‘Grease Pencil’ which is a powerful drawing and 2D animation tool.”

Clapin mentions that the visual style of the movie sits midway between drawing and cinema. ”It’s both rough, pictorial and sophisticated. What would I like audiences to take away from the movie?” He asks. “I’d like them to look at their hand in a different way!” In other words, the movie will definitely reach out and touch audiences!

You can learn more at xilam.com/media/jpmc/

“One of the most interesting challenges for us was how to create empathy for a character that has no eyes, no mouth, no face.”
Producer Marc Du Pontavice

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‘I Lost My Body,’ ‘Memorable’ Take Home Major Prizes at Annecy

Saturday night’s well-attended awards ceremony wrapped up the hugely successful 2019 edition of the Annecy Intl. Animation Festival and MIFA market. Jeremy Clapin’s I Lost My Body, Bruno Collet’s Mémorable and Regina Pessoa’s Tio Tomas were three of the big prize winners this year, and all shared haunting visuals, poetic tone and auteur-driven stylized approaches to the medium.

“It is wonderful to observe the alliances between the official juries, audience votes and the junior juries,” said the festival’s artistic director Marcel Jean. “Aesthetically powerful and unique propositions, such as I Lost My Body, Mémorable and Daughter have something to please everyone, from professionals, adolescents and the public alike.”

The festival’s 43rd edition posted a record number of attendees, 12,300 badge-holders (up from 11,700 badge-holders in 2018).

Here is the complete list of the 2019 winners:

Cristal for a Feature Film: I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps) by Jeremy Clapin (France, Xilam Animation)

Jury Distinction: Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles by Salvador Simo (Netherlands/Spain, Sygnatia Films, Submarine)

Audience Award/Premiere: I Lost My Body (Jeremy Clapin, France, Xilam)

Contrechamp Award: Away by Gints Zilbalodis (Latvia, Bilibaba)

Cristal for a Short Film: Mémorable by Bruno Collet (France, Vivement Lundi!)

Jury Award: Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days (Tio Tomas) by Regina Pessoa (Canada, France, Portugal; ONF, Les Armateurs, Ciclope Films)

Jean-Lux Xiberras Award for a First Film: Deszcz (La Pluie) by Piotr Milczarek (Poland, Fumi)

Jury Distinction for Powerful Storytelling: Pulsion (Drive) by Pedro Casavecchia (Argentina, France, Atlas V)

Jury Distinction for Social Significance: My Generation by Ludovic Houplain (France, H5)

Audience Award: Mémorable by Bruno Collet (France, Vivement Lundi!)

Off-Limits Award: Don’t Know What by Thomas Renoldner (Austria)

Cristal for a TV Production: Panic in the Village “The County Fair” by Vincent Patar, Stephane Aubier (Belgium Autour de Minuit, Paniquesprl, Beast Animation)

Jury Award for a TV Series: Flavors of Iraq “Le Cowboy de Fallujah” by Leonard Cohen (France, Nova Production)

Jury Award for a TV Series: La Vie de Chateau (My Life in Versailles) by Clarence Madeleine-Perdrillat, Nathaniel h’Limi (France)

Cristal for a Commissioned Film: Ted-Ed “Accents” by Robertino Zambrano (Australia, USA, Kapa Studioworks, Ted-Ed)

Jury Award: #takeonhistory “Wimbledon” by Smith & Foulkes (U.K., Nexus Studio)

Cristal for a Graduation Film: Dcera (Daughter) by Daria Kashcheeva (Czech Republic, Famu, Maur Film Co.)

Jury Award: Rules of Play by Merlin Flugel (German)

Jury Distinction Prize: These Things in My Head-Side A by Luke Bourne (U.K., Birmingham City University)

Cristal for Best VR Work: Gloomy Eyes by Jorge Tereso, Fernando Maldonado (Argentina, France, Atlas V, 3Dar, Arte France)

For more info, visit www.annecy.org

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Netflix Picks Up Cannes Awardees ‘I Lost My Body,’ ‘Atlantics’

Netflix has acquired streaming rights to two stand-out features which made a splash at the Cannes Film Festival: Jérémy Clapin’s feature film debut I Lost My Body (Xilam Animation), winner of Nespresso Grand Prize of Cannes Critics’ Week and the program’s only animated contender; and live-action drama Atlantics, the Grand Prix-winning feature directorial debut of French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop — the first Black woman director to win an award at Cannes in the festival’s 72-year history.

The streamer has picked up worldwide rights (excluding China, Benelux, Turkey and France) to I Lost My Body, which Clapin (Skhizein) directed and wrote with the original book’s author Guillaum Laurant (Amelie, A Very Long Engagement); Xilam’s Marc du Pontaviee produced this much-lauded project, which follows an amputated hand which escapes from a dissection lab to search for its lost body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to … until they met Gabrielle. The voice cast is led by Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois and Patrick d’Assumçao.

Netflix has also acquired worldwide rights (excluding China, Benelux, Switzerland, Russia and France) to Atlantics, directed by Diop (A Thousand Suns) who also wrote the script with Olivier Demangel. The film is executive produced by Les Film Du Bal (France), Judith Lou Lévy and Eve Robin, in co-production with Cinekap (Senegal) and Oumar Sall, and Frakas Productions (Belgium), Jean-Yves Roubin and Cassandre Warnauts.

Synopsis: Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hopes of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned. Stars Mama Sané, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Traoré, Nicole Sougou, Amina Kane, Mariama Gassama, Coumba Dieng, Ibrahima Mbaye and Diankou Sembene.

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Teaser: ‘I Lost My Body’ Screening at Cannes Critics’ Week

With the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week selections, Jérémy Clapin’s feature directorial debut I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps) will premiere as the lone bastion of animation in the selective sidebar. Produced by Marc du Pontavice at acclaimed French studio Xilam Animation, the adaptation of Guillaum Laurant’s Happy Hand generated a lot of buzz at Cartoon Movie earlier this spring.

Clapin previously made the Critics’ Week list with his César-nominated short Skhizein (2008), which won the Cannes Discovery Award as well as the Annecy Audience Award, Best French Animation at Clermont-Ferrand, and Best Animated Short honors from Chicago Int’l Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and Hiroshima Animation Festival. He is also the director of lauded shorts Palmipedarium (2012) and his first film Backbone Tale (2004).

Synopsis: A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to… until they met Gabrielle.

The screenplay is by Jérémy Clapin and Guillaume Laurant. The voice cast is led by Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois and Patrick D’Assumçao. Dan Levy composed the music.

I Lost My Body was co-produced by Rhone-Alpes Cinema; Charade is handling international sales.

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Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?

By Steven Reinberg

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Danish researchers have sniffed out a potential new weapon to fight armpit odor.

It’s zinc oxide, or ZnO. The strategy was inspired by hospital wound care. Because putting zinc oxide on open surgical wounds reduces corynebacteria and the bad smell it creates, researchers thought it might also make an effective deodorant.

The study authors said their small, early trial with 30 healthy volunteers stopped stink cold. That’s because zinc oxide kills the two types of bacteria that cause underarm odor — Corynebacterium spp. and Staphylococcus spp.

“Even though it contained no fragrance like conventional deodorants, the participants could identify that it had neutralized any bad odor under the arm where it was applied,” said lead researcher Dr. Magnus Agren, of the Copenhagen Wound Healing Center at Bispebjerg Hospital, in Denmark.

But don’t breathe easy just yet: This fragrance-free deodorant isn’t yet available, though Colgate-Palmolive, who makes it and paid for the trial, hopes to bring it to market.

The findings were scheduled for presentation Saturday at a meeting of the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

For the 13-day study, 30 men and women volunteered to try zinc oxide. They were randomly assigned to have zinc oxide in one armpit and a placebo in the other.

The researchers took samples of the study participants’ underarm bacteria and caused small wounds in the area. Participants were asked if they detected a difference in scent between their left and right armpit and, if so, which smelled better.

Compared with placebo, levels of odor-causing bacteria were significantly lower with zinc oxide, the findings showed. It also reduced the redness caused by the wounds and promoted healing, the investigators noted in a meeting news release.

Research presented at meetings is typically considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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SOURCE: European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, news release, April 12, 2019

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