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Can CBD Help Seniors Manage Chronic Back Pain?

Back pain is the kind of condition that can affect your whole day. From the moment you open your eyes and feel the sharp sting when trying to get out of bed all the way until your day is done and you have finally gotten back to bed. Chronic back pain affects all members of the adult population, causing a significant decrease in life enjoyment and quality. Up to 50% of Americans experience back pain each year. Some experts estimate that 80% of the population will experience back pain sometime in their lives. Even though most cases of back pain are self- limiting and don’t last over a couple of weeks, some do become chronic. Chronic back pain (in seniors) decreases function increases the incidence of depression, creates kinesiophobia (fear of movement), and may worsen other chronic diseases ...

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY BECOMES THE FIRST HBC TO ENTER THE CBD INDUSTRY

Southern University became the country’s first historically Black college to become involved in the CBD industry. The school announced a new anti-inflammatory product line with Ilera Holistic Healthcare at New Orleans’ H&W Drug Store Dispensary on Thursday. Southern is one of only two permit holders in the state’s medical marijuana system, along with Louisiana State University. “Our goals with this line is to support all communities by creating access to wellness products at affordable price points,” commented Dr. Chanda Macias, CEO of Ilera in a press release. “No one should endure the stress of trying to balance a healthy lifestyle at high costs, that within itself is unhealthy,” she continued. Courtesy of Southern University and ALAFIA Wellness, Peace, and Equity The line has been d...

Male vs. female cannabis: How to determine the sex of your plant

In the world of plants, reproduction can happen in a variety of ways. Hermaphrodite plants grow single flowers that have both male and female reproductive organs. Monoecious plants produce two different types of flowers on the same plant. And then there are dioecious plants like cannabis, which produce either male or female reproductive organs. Because cannabis grows as either a male or female plant, we can isolate the benefits of growing females with or without male interference. Introducing both males and females will result in cross-pollination and thus seeds, which is how a breeder achieves new genetics. On the other hand, removing a male from the garden allows female plants to grow large, seedless buds (called sensimilla). The resinous buds that we consume all come from female plants....

What Happens If You Smoke Marijuana?

Reactions with pot can vary widely. The reaction you may have when trying marijuana can vary dramatically based on many factors.1 Some people report not feeling anything at all when they smoke marijuana. In other cases, people report feeling relaxed or “high.” Some people who use marijuana report having sudden feelings of anxiety and paranoid thoughts and that might be caused by trying a higher potency marijuana, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.1 Research also shows that regular use of marijuana is linked to an increased risk of depression, anxiety and a loss of motivation or drive.2 You may feel “dopey” on the drug, which is when you begin to lose interest in activities that you might have previously enjoyed or you may lose the ability to grasp co...

How to Use CBD to Quit Smoking

Studies have shown CBD to have potential in helping people quit smoking cigarettes. May 30, 2018 Written by Michelle Janikian Supermarkets in Switzerland are selling high-CBD flower, known as “marijuana lite,” next to cigarettes as a relaxing tobacco alternative. Meanwhile, in the UK, two recent studies have shown CBD to have potential in helping people quit smoking cigarettes. But how does this work? Can you use any old CBD to quit smoking? Let’s take a close look at the research to see how you can use CBD to quit smoking cigarettes. CBD to Quit Smoking: What The Research Says In the past few years, there have been two very interesting studies on CBD to quit smoking, both performed by the University College London. The first study, published in 2013, gave 12 dependent smokers a CBD inhale...

How to Use Cannabis to Help with Holiday Stress

People talk about the holidays as a happy and carefree time, but the reality is, for many of us, they’re a recipe for stress. Thirty-eight percent of people in one survey said their stress increases around the holidays, citing lack of time and money, the pressure of gift exchanges, and family gatherings among the top stressors. Another survey by Healthline found that 62% of people consider the holidays stressful, with money being the biggest source of anxiety. “The holiday season is notorious for being a stressful time as consumers decorate their homes, shop for gifts, and plan travel accommodation while also handling the usual day-to-day rituals of work, family, and home management,” said Nimesh Patel, MD, co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Redbird Bioscience. “Even though...

What is CBD: A Beginners Guide

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)? CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. More interesting than that is how CBD may support a sense of peace and wellness in human beings. Don’t worry, it’s not intoxicating, so you can add CBD to your everyday routine without experiencing a high. At SeniorsCBD, we are dedicated to improving your physical and mental well-being. We’ve crafted products with your busy life in mind. That said, we know that all the information out there about CBD can get overwhelming. Don’t worry. We’ll serve as a resource for you as you learn more about how CBD can support you. We offer CBD in many forms. You may have seen people use sublingual CBD Oils, also known as CBD tinctures or CBD hemp oil. These oils are popular because they are absorbed under th...

Michigan recreational marijuana retail sales to begin Dec. 1

By Gus Burns | [email protected] LANSING, MI — Michigan residents will be able to legally purchase marijuana from stores beginning Dec. 1, the state Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced Wednesday, Nov. 13. Any businesses seeking a recreational license to grow more than 1,000 plants, process or sell recreational marijuana must currently be licensed under the state’s medical marijuana licensing rules. The state announced existing medically licensed businesses that are pursuing equivalent recreational licenses may transfer up to half their inventory, which is already deemed legal and has been tested for the medical marijuana market, to the recreational side for general sales. Any finished products currently for sale in medical dispensaries must have been in the business inventory for 30...

It’s Not Pot: What Senior Living Providers Should Know About CBD

It’s Not Pot: What Senior Living Providers Should Know About CBD By Tim Regan | April 8, 2019  WPD | CC BY 2.0 Original Copy: Senior Housing News While it doesn’t get you high and may not treat as many conditions as advertised, CBD could have an even larger immediate impact on senior living than marijuana. For one, CBD is everywhere these days, including in cookies, coffee and even dog treats. And in a sign of the times, pharmacy giants CVS (NYSE: CVS) and Walgreens (NASDAQ: WBA) are both planning on rolling out CBD-infused products in many of their stores across the U.S. At the same time, CBD products have seen growing appeal among older adults seeking relief from inflammation, insomnia, anxiety, aches and pains or other common maladies. Additionally, recent legislation has legalized hemp...

What Was Said at Yesterday’s Congressional Hearing on Federal Marijuana Law Reform

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing today on the impact of marijuana laws in America. Despite the wave of cannabis progress, and products, sweeping the country coast to coast, marijuana arrests rose in America last year for the second year in a row. Are we generally down from the most horrifying arrest numbers seen when prohibition was at full blast? Yes. Are communities of color still impacted the most by cannabis enforcement? That’s going to be a big yes. The committee noted in announcing the hearing that of the 660,000 arrests for marijuana last year, 600,000 were for simple possession. The Committee leadership was hoping to give the reps taking part an opportunity to consider the wider issues around the importance of reforming mari...

Doctor Sues State Over Medical Marijuana Laws

An Oklahoma doctor is suing the state over medical marijuana rules he claims are blocking patient access to the drug. Dr. Scott Evans says the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is denying his patients’ medical cannabis applications, deeming Evans’ recommendations invalid. Evans’ lawyer, Chad Moody, says the denials are hurting his client’s reputation and causing him to lose business. At the root of the problem, at least according to the OMMA, is vague wording in S.Q. 788, the state’s medical cannabis bill. But Evans maintains the state is playing semantics at the expense of patient access to medical cannabis. Doctor Says Oklahoma Officials Are Using “Poison Pills” to Defeat Legal MMJ In July, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788, legalizing cannabis for medical use. Despite vocal...

Michigan Approves 11 New Conditions for Medical Marijuana Program

Michigan has a relatively strong and active medical marijuana scene. Now, patients in the state will enjoy expanded access with the 11 new qualifying conditions. Michigan’s New Qualifying Medical Conditions Prior to the new expansion, patients in Michigan could qualify for medical marijuana if they had one of several conditions. These included illnesses like PTSD, cancer, glaucoma, HIV, Hepatitis C, ALS, and several others. While that list covered numerous patients in the state, many have been calling for extending access to a larger number of patients. It appears that the state government listened. The new health conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan are: Arthritis Autism Chronic pain Colitis Inflammatory bowel disease Obsessive-compulsive disorder Parkinson’s Rheumato...