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CBD Clinical Trial Results on Seizures in Dogs: ‘Promising, Encouraging, Exciting’

Promising and exciting. Those are the words used by Dr. Stephanie McGrath to describe findings from a pilot study to assess the use of cannabidiol, or CBD, for dogs with epilepsy. McGrath, a neurologist at Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, led a small study with 16 pet dogs to assess the short-term effect of CBD on seizure frequency. Based on her research, McGrath found that 89 percent of dogs who received CBD in the clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures. Nine dogs were treated with CBD, while seven in a control group were treated with a placebo. The research took place from 2016 to 2017, and results are published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Idiopathic epilepsy, which oc...

Beauty Professionals Embracing CBD At High Rate

CBD is taking the beauty industry by storm with companies and celebs getting their hands on the new “miracle” treatment . Actresses Kristen Bell and Emma Roberts have admitted to using it in their beauty routine for the Met Gala, and Kim Kardashian West even hosted a CBD-themed baby shower for her fourth child. Companies like Lord Jones and Saint Jane have created CBD products for skincare and beauty lines in the form of lotions, oils, makeup and bath bombs, and now high-end department stores including Neiman Marcus and Barneys are getting in on the action. Last year, the CBD market reached $619 million in the United States and is expected to grow to $22 billion over the next three years, according to cannabis research firm Brightfield Group. CBD, which is the non-psychoactive compound of ...

Can You Pack CBD Products In Your Carry-On Bag?

If you consider yourself an anxious flyer, you probably have your own special tricks that you know will calm you down in a moment of bad turbulence or last-minute travel changes. Maybe that includes drinking a glass of wine on a flight, crying to a bad movie, doing a face mask, or popping a few CBD gummies. Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp that’s known for its non-intoxicating, relaxing effects. While research on the effects of CBD is still developing, studies show that CBD interacts with several receptors in the brain that regulate fear and anxiety. Many people consume legal CBD products regularly to help manage anxiety, so, you can see why CBD would be ideal to have when you’re freaking out on a plane. But is it legal to fly with CBD? ADVERTISEME...

8 Most Common Health Conditions Cannabis, Most Specifically CBD, is Used for

Marijuana can get a person high, unleash creative prowess, and, in the case of overindulgence, might also make him or her act dumb. But there’s more to pot than running around acting stoned, like actor Seth Rogen might have everyone believe in the 2008 classic stoner comedy, Pineapple Express. For starters, with cannabis legal in Canada, there’s no need to visit a sketchy “weed dealer” anymore. Second, when used medically, the drug has some benefits. In fact, almost 62 percent of consumers of CBD—CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant—reported using it to treat a medical condition. The data was highlighted in a 2018 study conducted on over 2,000 individuals, recruited through social media, from Oct. 25, 2017 to Jan. 25, 2018. Here are the most common health c...

Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana’s Less Taboo Cousin, CBD

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s showing up in everything from skin creams to bath balms to dog treats — an elixir that can supposedly reduce anxiety and help you sleep. The ingredient? CBD, or cannabidiol, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high. Mainstream retailers are taking advantage of a sudden boom in the industry even as CBD’s health benefits remain murky amid a patchwork of state and local laws. And the flood of products is only testing how federal regulators can police it. Retail sales of CBD consumer products in 2018 were estimated to reach as much as $2 billion, according to Cowen & Co. By 2025, that figure could hit $16 billion in retail sales, the investment firm predicts. Domestic diva Martha Stewart is working with Canada’s Canopy Growth Corp. to develo...

Walgreens Going Greener with New Cannabis-Infused Products

Not to be outdone by CVS, a direct competitor is putting the “green” in Walgreens. Walgreens announced this week that it would be stocking 1,500 stores in nine states with CBD-infused products such as sprays, patches, balms and creams, although the company has not yet specified which specific brands or items it will carry. The products will be restricted to Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina and Vermont, as these states have legalized medical cannabis. “Marijuana has been used to relieve pain, digestive and psychological disorders for more than 3,000 years—but the efficacy, safety and legality of the drug are still widely debated,” Walgreens notes in an official blog post. “Research on the health benefits of marijuana is ongoing, but curren...

Can CBD Assist Muscle Recovery?

Athletes, therapists, clinicians, and average folks report significant benefit from CBD in treating muscle spasms, cramps, and pains. Much of the current popularity is promoted by producers of hemp-derived CBD. Their extensive marketing press is leading to Federal concerns with the efficacy of CBD, and that should concern anyone enjoying the medical benefit. This contribution hopes to clarify and differentiate science and propaganda. I also want to stress the benefit of cannabis-derived CBD treatments. Having said that, let’s look at the science. Mechanism of action CBD (cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive element (THC) in the sativa and Indica cannabis strains we know. Because hemp is a sub-species of the cannabis family, it contains CBD and a minimal amount of THC. In the early 1960s, I...

With CBD, Cannabis Wellness Market Goes Big

Before Melissa McCarthy stepped out on stage last week at the Academy Awards wearing a bunch of stuffed rabbits, she reportedly took a moment to rub her feet with CBD oil to help with the pain associated with the fashionable, but distinctly uncomfortable, ultra-high heels worn by celebrities. McCarthy isn’t alone in turning to CBD-infused products to treat minor aches and pains. In fact, this year’s Oscars gift bag was full of CBD products. Sales of CBD are predicted to hit $22 billion in three years. Much of that projected growth is coming from CBD’s newly minted status as a health and wellness product, where it’s treated as a lifestyle oil that relieves pain, fights inflammation and provides consumers with a general sense of well-being, all wi...

America Collected Over $1 Billion in Taxes From Cannabis Retail in 2018

As American continues to embrace cannabis reform, it’s abundantly clear that legalization makes the grass greener for everyone in this country — including Uncle Sam and the IRS.  According to new data released by the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy, things are on the up and up when it comes to taxes collected from legal weed. In 2018, state and local excise taxes garnered from marijuana retail sales exceeded $1 billion — a milestone for the nascent industry.  Compared to 2017, this represents a 57 percent increase, in no small part due to California opening up its adult-use cannabis market. The report also suggests that there was “rapid growth in cannabis tax revenues” in Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State. Plus, state-specific sales taxes ...

How Long Does It Take for CBD to Wear Off?

Cannabidiol is one of the main ingredients in hemp-based CBD oils and a popular alternative medicine. CBD oils can be used for a variety of different illnesses and disorders, with some of its most popular uses being for anxiety, depression, as an anti-inflammatory, for pain relief and as an acne treatment. Research into CBD oils is still ongoing, but from the current studies, we do have a strong basis to say that CBD certainly has the potential to be an effective medicine. But if you want to use CBD oils, how long will their effects last? This will actually depend on a number of different factors, and the type of CBD oil you use will play a big part in it. CBD oils are available in numerous different forms including tinctures, creams, capsules, and vapes,  for starters. Let’...

Despite CBD’s Popularity, Americans Still Don’t Understand Its Effects And Capabilities

There’s always been some confusion when it comes to the differences between CBD and THC. The latter, and much more famous compound, has been the subject of dozens of pop culture references and discussions; the former is only now acquiring some recognition. On the most basic level, the difference between THC and CBD is the fact that one gets you high while the other one doesn’t. CBD or cannabidiol, produces relaxing and therapeutic effects without producing that high feeling, an element that has allowed the compound to be used in many products with manufacturers not having to worry over the legal aspects that tend to cripple cannabis. CBD’s rise over the past year has been well documented. Experts say its business could be valued at $22 billion by the year 2022. The New York Times ...

The Top 10 Democratic Contenders of 2020 Who Support Legal Weed

In the lead up to the 2020 Presidential election, there are a lot of important issues that warrant debate. Everything from healthcare to net neutrality will be discussed during campaign season, but there’s one issue of particular importance: the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis. Legal weed isn’t really a wedge issue that causes people to shift their party allegiance. But it’s still important to know what major politicians think about its status, as we buildup to the next election. This look into ten Democratic contenders (only some have announced their exploratory committees while the rest have coyly voiced their interest in running) will explore how their views have changed and how they interacted with the so-called War on Drugs in the past.   Elizabeth Warren (Katherin...

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