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MARTHA STEWART GOES TO THE DOGS WITH NEW LINE OF CBD PRODUCTS FOR PETS

SMITHS FALLS, ON and NEW YORK – Maven of all things domestic Martha Stewart has announced the launch of a new line of CBD products for pets set to release by September 2020, in partnership with Canadian cannabis conglomerate Canopy Growth. The deal between Stewart and Canopy Growth was originally brokered in April 2019 by Stewart’s reality cooking show co-host Snoop Dogg, whose Leafs by Snoop cannabis brand is marketed by the company. Now, it seems Stewart has nearly completed development of the line’s debut products for dogs. “I am delighted to establish this partnership with Canopy Growth and share with them the knowledge I have gained after years of experience in the subject of living,” Stewart said in early 2019, in a press release. “I’m especially looking forward to our first collabor...

CBD Beauty Care Faces Challenges In Spite Of Hype

Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is enjoying serious traction in the world of beauty care. Face creams, bath bombs, conditioners and primers are now featuring CBD around the world. And, as the likes of Sephora, Ulta and even the Kardashians adopt similar products, many are asking if the hype is justified.   Grey CBD markets need some colour Long gone are the ripped jeans, flannels and traditional stereotypes of the average stoner. Instead, the cannabis space is seeing an uptick in health nuts and bubbly social media influencers taking over. Even athletes are turning to the plant to relieve aches and pains. There’s just one very complicated question: Do CBD beauty products really work? First off, one needs to define the use case. If users are looking to tr...

Almost Twice as Many Seniors Are Using Cannabis as in 2015

The number of Americans above the age of 65 who smoke weed or use cannabis edibles has almost doubled between 2015 and 2018, according to a new study published Monday. In just four years, the percentage of baby boomers using cannabis jumped from 2.4 percent to 4.2 percent in the United States.   “Our study shows cannabis use is increasingly popular nationwide among older adults,” the study’s lead author, Benjamin Han, assistant professor of Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care and Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, told CNN.   “Consider that not even 10 years ago 0.4% of adults 65 and older said they had used marijuana in the past year, and now it’s 10 times that at 4%,” Han said.   “I find it fascinating that people who would never touch an illegal drug ar...

CBD Success Stories: How Cannabidiol Improves Lives

Colorado is known for majestic mountains, craft breweries and, of course, its wonderful world of weed. However, not everyone knows to take advantage of the state’s most progressive medicinal plant-based resource: cannabidiol, or CBD. A compound known to produce medical benefits in both humans and animals, CBD is available in many formats for consumption. Hemp-based CBD products derived from plants with less than 0.3 percent THC are currently legal to produce in Colorado without a license from the Marijuana Enforcement Division and to sell in all fifty states. But cannabis-based CBD products in marijuana dispensaries are extracted from plants with much higher THC contents, and are highly regulated at a state level. Both are becoming increasingly popular among patients and retail consumers a...

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 ...

Bringing Motion Sickness Relief With CBD Pills

BY: JELENA If you’ve ever felt nauseated while taking a long ride or got seasick on a boat trip, you’ve felt the uncomfortable sway of motion sickness. Motion sickness is a condition of disturbed body balance and equilibrium.  It is an unpleasant experience characterized by nausea, dizziness, and vomiting, which affects over one-third of the world population. The conventional therapy deals only with the symptoms of the sickness and comes with a number of side effects. CBD, an active ingredient of the hemp plant, is proving to be very effective in providing motion sickness relief. If CBD is becoming an option for you, here is what you need to know. Causes and symptoms of motion sickness Walking on two legs was a very ambitious evolutionary undertaking for many reasons. Standing on two legs ...

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 Does CBD Oil Help Improve Longevity and Anti-Aging?

How Does CBD Oil Help Improve Longevity and Anti-Aging? CBD oil has several applications to contribute to a longer, more vibrant life. CBD oil is probably most known for decreasing pain and inflammation. But studies also show that it may have neuroprotective effects. And some also use it improve the quality of their skin. The Best CBD Product for Longevity: For longevity and anti-aging, we recommend a high potency CBD tincture like NewTimesCBD! The best CBD oil to use for anti-aging properties depends on your purpose. For whole body improvement, we recommend an oral tincture taken daily. For immediate relief of pain or anxiety, we recommend vaping. For localized pain or to improve skin quality, we recommend a topical cream or skin serum. Getting older is not a disease, but its symptoms can...

People 65 Years and Older & Influenza

It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu compared with young, healthy adults. This is in part because human immune defenses become weaker with increasing age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. In recent years, for example, it’s estimated that between about 70 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, and between 50 percent and 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people in this age group. So, influenza is often quite serious for people 65 and older. A Flu Vaccine is the Best Protection Against Flu The best way to...

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