Health

How to read a CBD label

It’s the best of times and the sketchiest of times to shop for CBD. Consumers nowadays have to be savvy readers of CBD product labels, whether shopping online, over the counter, or in licensed adult-use and medical cannabis stores. CBD is becoming more and more popular today. But are consumers sure of what they’re buying? Keep an eye out for label must-haves like dosing information, and red flags like vague CBD sourcing. Read on to become fluent in the new language of CBD labels. CBD label requirements CBD label requirements vary by state. The strongest label requirements currently come in state-licensed adult-use programs and medical cannabis systems. States like California mandate many label features you’ll read about below. Beyond state-licensed systems, there are no federal regulations...

How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

People over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Here are some steps to reduce their risk. Amid the uncertainty swirling around the coronavirus pandemic stands one incontrovertible fact: The highest rate of fatalities is among older people, particularly those with underlying medical conditions. Of the confirmed cases in China to date, nearly 15 percent of patients over 80 have died. For those under 50, the death rate was well below 1 percent. There is no evidence yet that older people are significantly more likely to acquire the coronavirus than younger people. But medical experts say that if people over 60 are infected, they are more likely to have severe, life-threatening disease, even if their general health is good. Older people with und...

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...

How CBD Gummies Are Made

Flavorful, fun, and filled with cannabidiol, it’s hard not to enjoy a CBD gummy. Finding safe and effective (not to mention delicious) CBD gummies is now easier than ever, and can generally be ordered online right to your doorstep through trusted brands like NewtimesCBD But, have you ever wondered how these tasty little treats are made? Fun tip—it’s easy, and it all starts with extraction. How CBD Gummies Are Made CBD gummies depend on one essential ingredient: CBD, of course! You can’t make infused gummies without first isolating CBD. CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, a natural chemical compound produced by the cannabis plant. Most CBD products are created from extracts of a specific type of cannabis plant called hemp. Hemp and cannabis are the same plants, but each type produces d...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Seniors!

5 keepsake gifts that celebrate special memories 1. Custom photo album Showcase special photos or events so your older adult can reminisce anytime. For people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you could create a custom book they’ll love to read by adding simple text to photos or images they enjoy. Walmart – from $10 Mixbook – from $16 Shutterfly – from $16 2. Custom photo calendar Help your older adult keep track of days, months, and appointments while seeing smiling family faces. Walmart – from $10 Mixbook – from $25 Shutterfly – from $25 3. Custom photo blanket Keep your older adult warm and cozy with familiar faces all around. These photo blankets are especially nice for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Walmart – from $45 Shutterfly fleece blankets, woven blankets, or custom duvets – fr...

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...