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These Are The Best CBD Capsules For Sleep, Pain and More

There are all sorts of fun ways to get your daily dose of CBD nowadays. You have gummies, teas, pre-rolled joints, water, and so much more. But amidst the colorful and creative CBD-infused things, there are CBD capsules, a timeless way to medicate, one that we are all familiar with and can fit into any lifestyle. CBD capsules, which are sometimes referred to as CBD pills, are taken just like any other vitamin. They provide around-the-clock relief and are more powerful than a rip of CBD flower, and a few of your other favorite ways to inhale, too. Benefits Of CBD Capsules Photography by Kaya Blaze Kelley for Herb CBD, when ingested, doesn’t give you fast relief like with say vaping or smoking, but can last for anywhere from 12 to 24 hours. The effects of inhaling CBD are felt instantly, tha...

As Trump Inks Hemp Legalization, New Law Portends Major Changes For Cannabis Industry

President Donald Trump signed hemp legalization into law Thursday, a change that’s expected to unleash seismic market changes for the entire cannabis industry. Trump’s signature on the 2018 Farm Bill takes hemp, defined as cannabis below 0.3% THC, out of the Controlled Substances Act. The change also applies to extracts from hemp, including CBD. The law takes effect immediately, meaning federal drug authorities must treat hemp like any other agricultural commodity, such as wheat or potatoes. Hemp farmers  will face none of the business and regulatory obstacles that apply to higher-THC varieties, which are still defined as marijuana and remain a Schedule 1 drug. Marijuana entrepreneurs, for their part, are cheering the change because: It offers legal business opportunities for MJ companies ...

The 24 Best CBD Products in America

2018 is wrapping up, and we can’t help but reflect on the changing and evolving attitudes and laws surrounding cannabis. We’re particularly in awe of the recent explosion of CBD products. For the first time ever, it’s possible to live everyday fully infused with CBD– something we recommend everyone do because self-care is self-love. As more research is conducted, demand for cannabidiol-enhanced goods increases. And with that demand, more companies are stepping up and crafting new, diverse, and innovative products. Not listed in any particular order, here are our favorite CBD products of 2018. Courtesy of cbdMD cbdMD: We recommend this brand because they offer multiple ways to take clean, premium CBD. From business professionals to professional athletes, their products lead the industry in ...

High-CBD Strains to Try for Your Medical Conditions

Smoking and vaping cannabis are popular methods of administering medical cannabis. The cannabinoids are easily absorbed into the bloodstream, and the delivery of effects is fast. While these methods offer the fastest relief from symptoms, there are some patients who just can’t tolerate the high THC content found in many cannabis strains. Fortunately, there are several strains that yield a very high CBD content. With these high-CBD strains, they can still receive the health benefits of cannabis without suffering too much from its adverse side effects. Top Six Strains with the Highest CBD Levels Below are some of the high-CBD strains you can try for your medical conditions: Harlequin Harlequin is a Sativa-dominant hybrid and was created by crossing three strains. These are the Swiss landrace...

Scientists Confirm Cannabis Has Been Helping Society for 10,000 Years

Cannabis has been around for a long, long time. We know this much is true. But as Marijuana Moment recently reported, a scientific study examining its history shows cannabis has been helping society for 10,000 years. The fifteen-page scientific review in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology traces society’s Cannabis sativa L’s use from 8,000 BC to the present day. We’ve rounded up some of the most prominent findings. Where Does Cannabis Originate? According to the study, cannabis originated in Asia, “sharing its origins” with the first agricultural societies in the region. Basically, cannabis has been an important crop since farming became a thing. The study also points out that the endocannabinoid system is “ancient” and was “present in the most primitive vertebrates with a neuronal network.”...

5 Proven Reasons Why You Should Consume Cannabis Before Bed

It’s common for people to use marijuana before bed time, whether out of habit or necessity. Now, research on marijuana and sleep helps explain why. Besides easing insomnia, marijuana seems to have a wide range of effects on sleep. This is because chemicals in marijuana, known as cannabinoids, actually mimic the activity of chemicals found naturally in the brain. These chemicals and their biological pathways make up the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating sleep, among other things. Likewise, research shows that marijuana can also have a direct impact on sleep. Here’s 5 of the most important effects that studies have identified so far. 1. Easier Falling Asleep In a small study published in 1973, THC reduced the time it took for 9 subjects with insomnia to fall ...

Cannabis, Alzheimer’s And Hope Are On The Horizon

One area of scientific research that deserves much more attention as cannabis is further scrutinized for its therapeutic benefits is that of Alzheimer’s and dementia. There have already been a handful of studies conducted that show some positive results — not in preventing the disease or curing it, but in slowing its progression and improving quality of life. In one mice based study, THC, CBD and other cannabinoids were combined and administered to the subjects while they were experiencing the early symptomatic stage of Alzheimer’s. THC and CBD did the most to “prevent learning impairment,” and there was change in the plaques responsible for building up and causing memory blockages. The anti-inflammatory role of cannabis also played a large role in the experiment, and it was found that the...

8 Reasons You Should Give up Painkillers in Favor of Medical Cannabis

Tylenol, Advil, and private label painkillers produce billions in revenue every year. But, over-the-counter painkillers are not the root of the decades-long epidemic of painkiller addiction and abuse. We’re talking cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and pharmaceuticals opioids like Vicodin and OxyContin. These drugs are effective painkillers, but they also kill people. Medical cannabis can trump their effect and value easily. 8 Reasons You Should Give up Painkillers in Favor of Medical Cannabis: #1  Safer Alternative: Arguing with US Attorney General Jess Sessions, Richard A. Friedman of The New York Times asserts, “Marijuana isn’t a gateway drug to opioid addiction; it’s a safer alternative to pain medicines.” JAMA reported a study of the effect of medical marijuana laws on opiate-related deaths ...

The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.3 years, on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions in order to stay healthy. Making healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing weight, can help you avoid senior health risks, though “you also need to be physically active and eat a healthy diet,” explains Jeanne Wei, MD, PhD, executive director of the Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Including a geriatrician, a doctor who specializes in the health concerns of aging, on your senior healthcare team can help you ...

How Do You Know If Your CBD Is Pure?

With CBD (cannabidiol) oils being a relatively new product on the market, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the seeming myriad and variety of information – sometimes contradictory – available. In most states, regulations regarding CBD are scant and confusing, which has led to clashes between retailers and the legal system in several of those states. From the laws surrounding Florida CBD to the legality of oils on the shelf in Indiana, it can seem like a lot to get into. The confusion surrounding regulations on CBD has led to many customers buying products they don’t know much about. While the Internet may possess so much information that it seems overwhelming, its sheer size provides much of the information you need, especially if you know where to look. It may help to think about CBD product...

10 FDA-Approved Drugs Researched Less Than Cannabis

It is a bizarre world, the United States drug market. Although the federal government, specifically the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, must first deem a medication “safe and effective” before it is distributed to patients all across the country, the drug sometimes comes back to bite them in the ass. There have been a number of medications recalled throughout the years because their side effects end up proving detrimental to patients. This is funny, considering that the cannabis plant still remains a Schedule I dangerous drug under the DEA’s Controlled Substances Act. Meanwhile, somewhere around 30 states have legalized it for medical purposes. So far, no shocking side effects have reared their ugly head. Still, the feds continue to block any chance of making it easier to research the h...

How to Talk to Loved Ones about the Benefits of Cannabis

When it comes to educating others about the benefits of cannabis, you seem to be talking down or talking up. You might find yourself explaining the good and bad to your kids or helping your elders appreciate what’s in for them. How to talk to the teens You may feel you can’t tell your teens anything that they will listen to or that will change their minds, But, parenting still requires you to have “the talk” about marijuana. Even regular users understand that teens should wait until they are mature enough to make adult decisions. The fact is that most adolescents do not use cannabis, so the argument that “everybody’s doing it” doesn’t hold. And, the fact that sound science indicates that cannabis use can alter the developing adolescent brain. There are the practical issues that some teens ...

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