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How to Overcome Stress with CBD, Meditation, and Yoga

Take a quick moment to think of the things that are currently causing stress in your life… Is it more than you can count on a single hand? You’re not alone. According to a starting Gallup poll from 2017, eight out of ten Americans are afflicted by stress. While periodic levels of stress can merely cause minor headaches and mood swings; prolonged stress has been linked to serious health conditions such as cancer, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and more. With the demands of our fast-paced society, it’s no coincidence that these stress-induced health conditions are on the rise. So what’s the solution here… or is there one? While solving our stress epidemic may require some radical societal changes, you can take a stance against stress today. With a simple routine consisting of medi...

7 Life Changing Health Benefits of CBD for Seniors

In the last few years, CBD has sparked a massive shift in the health and wellness communities as people everywhere are finding natural relief for their health conditions. Based on the findings from multiple research studies, CBD can provide natural relief for over fifty conditions including arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, numerous stress-related disorders, and more. While its properties can certainly benefit individuals of every age, in this article, I would like to discuss the population most affected by severe health conditions. Let’s explore the amazing benefits of CBD for seniors and discuss the massive impact CBD can have on this group of individuals. A Major Health Problem for Seniors… and America Today in America, there are over 46 million individuals who are 65 years ...

FDA Update Offers No New Guidelines for CBD

In a lengthy news release, the Food and Drug Administration said they would apply a “rigorous and science-based approach” in devising regulations for CBD. The update comes three weeks after the agency held its first public hearing on the cannabinoid. The release, authored by Dr. Amy Abernethy, principal deputy commissioner, and Lowell Schiller, principal associate commissioner for policy, indicates that while the agency recognizes the “significant public interest” in CBD products, “there are many unanswered questions about the science, safety, and quality of many of these products.” “The FDA’s approach to cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds has been consistent. We treat substances derived from cannabis just like we do any other substances, and they are subject to the same authorities a...

Ontario’s First Pot-Friendly Resort Is Open for Business

Adults looking for a romantic pot-friendly getaway in Canada should look no further than Sir Sam’s Inn and Spa, the province’s first official pro-cannabis resort. An adults-only resort in Ontario’s cottage country is set to make history this summer as the province’s first openly pot-friendly resort.Sir Sam’s Inn and Spa, the former estate of Canadian Minister Sir Samuel Hughes, is a luxury getaway in the Haliburton Highlands, about two-and-a-half hours away from Toronto. The 25-room luxury resort, located on the shoreline of Eagle Lake, has long been a popular destination for adults looking to enjoy kayaking, hiking, sailing, evening bonfires, or just chilling and getting in touch with nature. This spring, the resort decided to add legal cannabis consumption t...

Enjoy Listening to Podcasts? Here are the Top 5 in the Industry

Podcasts once appealed to millennials anatomically attached to their earbuds. They favored Ted Talk sort of speeches. Some of them were motivational, inspirational, or informational. Celebrities and athletes chimed in with messages on their opinions. Politicians started to use them to promote their candidates. And, all sorts of how-to instructions competed with YouTube do-it-yourself videos. Podcasts have secured their own spot in modern media. They are even pulling people away from social media because they play to the ears of travelers, commuters, and workers too busy to focus on visual media. And, with Alexa and Google Home providing smart listening and speaker talents, the earbuds are no longer necessary to convenient listening. Edison Research reports, “Podcasting continues to be a gr...

US Holds CBD Hearing as Fans, Sellers Await Legal Clarity

SILVER SPRING, Md. — CBD products have surged in popularity despite confusion around their legal status . Now U.S. regulators are exploring ways to officially allow the hemp ingredient in food, drinks and dietary supplements. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a hearing Friday to collect information about cannabis compounds such as CBD, which is already available in candy, syrups, oils, drinks, skin patches and dog food. Products containing CBD are already in stores and sold online. No decisions are expected immediately, but the hearing is seen as an important step toward clarifying regulations around the ingredient. Last month, the FDA issued warning letters to companies for making unapproved health claims about CBD products. CBD doesn’t get people high. It often comes from a cann...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Baking with CBD

If you haven’t heard of CBD and its impact on the wellness industry, then you’ve been living under a rock. The restorative and non-hallucinogenic compound has been called many things, including, but not limited to: a fad, the best thing that’s ever happened to patients who need pain relief, and one of the most profitable business ventures of the future. It’s okay if you’re feeling a little curious and want to give it a try. While there are tons of CBD products and edibles out there, the FDA is still closely monitoring the compound. While this is annoying, it’s also a good opportunity to get creative, especially if you’re feeling like having a delicious brownie that will also relax you and get you de-stressed. Here’s what you need to know about baking with CBD. How it works CBD won’t get yo...

Study Finds CBD Effective in Treating Heroin Addiction

Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai. “If we can have the medications that can dampen that [craving], that can greatly reduce the chance of relapse and overdose risk.” The available medications for opioid addiction, such as buprenorphine and methadone, act in a similar way, curbing cravings. But they are still not widely used. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, just on...

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...

College in San Diego offering CBD Courses to Students

Nursing students at a San Diego college are now able to take a program in the dosage and molecular breakdown of CBD or Cannabidiol. The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Mission Valley is the first accredited college in the U.S. to offer a program of this kind. Some health professionals believe CBD can help with pain management, anxiety, depression, cancer symptoms, and autoimmune diseases. “One patient could need one milligram of CBD and another could need 100 milligrams,” said Chad Conner, a professor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. “The dosage is important, which is why I recommend seeing a healthcare practitioner.” When recreational marijuana became legal in California in January 2019, it opened new doors for the CBD industry. But many people ...

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...

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