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Quality of Life is Improved, Cannabis-Consuming Seniors Say

Seniors who use cannabis are having a better time. At least, that’s what science says. Survey data published in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine from researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine reveals seniors who reported having consumed cannabis within the past 12 months believed that it improved their quality of life. A total of 274 seniors between the ages of 60 and 94 (median age 72.5 years) were surveyed about their cannabis consumption habits, if any. In all, 54 percent of respondents reported consuming cannabis “both medically and recreationally,” citing reasons such as “arthritis, chronic back pain, anxiety and depression” for using the drug, with 72 percent of respondents overall affirming they had consumed cannabis within the past year. Seniors who did partake...

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...

The NFL Will Get There: Helping The League Assess And Accept CBD

It’s real. And while we’re still waiting for CBD research to catch up with the CBD “story,” the impact from CBD is helping millions. The industry is way beyond taboo – CBD is transforming lives – and it’s only fair for me to share thoughts about the league’s adoption with a little help from one of my favorite players: Andre Reed. Sure, we watch the game with a different lens. We know what players are going through. And thanks to 20/20 hindsight, we can now be teachers, mentors and agents of change for the game. Let’s start with Andre. Talking about legacy players, this guy defines longevity in the field. 17 years. For Andre, CBD is a daily feature: “I use CBD roll-ons daily for joint release. Age has its costs and it was impossible to stick to the same methods for inflammation (that ...

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...

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...

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 ...

N.C. Woman, 69, Arrested Outside Disney World After Security Finds Her CBD Oil for Her Arthritis

A North Carolina woman found herself behind bars after police discovered CBD oil in her purse outside Disney World. Hester Burkhalter, 69, was arrested and spent eight hours in jail after security outside Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, found the oil on April 15, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by PEOPE. The great-grandmother told FOX 35 Orlando that she uses the oil as per her doctor’s recommendation to ease her arthritis symptoms. “I have really bad arthritis in my legs and in my arms and in my shoulder and I use it for the pain because it helps,” she told the outlet, adding that she had a doctor’s note in her purse. Burkhalter’s CBD oil tested positive for THC, the chemical responsible for the high that accompanies marijuana — despite the fact that the bottle reportedly cla...

Is CBD the New Vitamin C?

CBD-infused products are endless: nutritional treats, meds for anxiety or joint health, creams for irritated skin. And that’s just for your dog. In the exploding market for all things cannabis and hemp related, items for your pet will push sales (in the U.S.) to $125 million by 2022. Sky’s the limit for the CBD-based ointments, medicines and nutritional products for you. Legalized cannabis has given our country a global head start in all of this, and Canadian companies jockey for position as the cannabis industry, still young, continues its speed-of-light growth. As Khurram Malik, CEO of Biome Grow, puts it, “Cannabis has done more for Canada than maple syrup,” in terms of global recognition. Khurran Malik, CEO of Biome Grow Inc., in his Toronto office on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Stan Beha...

Cannabidiol: Good For Even More Than We Thought

If you follow cannabis-themed news whatsoever, you’re bound to have learned about a slew of conditions CBD oil is good for, including chronic pain and anxiety. But there are other uses that you may not have heard of yet.   Did you know that CBD may have an effect on high blood pressure? Though you are always advised to talk to your doctor about treatments and to not stop any other treatment plans, adding CBD oil to your list of supplements couldn’t hurt. It is an innocuous component of the cannabis plant and has no psychoactive properties whatsoever when under the 0.3 percent THC mark. The fact that CBD also combats anxiety means that you shouldn’t be nervous to add it to your daily regime. Talk to a medical consultant at your local dispensary if you can about dosages, milligrams and ...

OREO Considers Jumping on the CBD Bandwagon with CBD-Infused Snacks

Oreo-maker Mondelez International, the company that also produces Chips Ahoy cookies, and Cadbury chocolate, is mulling the addition of CBD-infused cookies and other snacks to its roster.   The Illinois-based company is opting to wait until CBD and food-related legislation is more clear before taking the plunge into infused edibles. “The space is not clear,” CEO Dirk Van de Put toldCSNBC. “It’s a bit clearer in non-food products. In food products, I’m hoping that the FDA will bring some clarity in the coming months.” CEO Dirk Van de Put “Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and play it the right way.” Despite the fact that CBD is non-intoxicating, Van de Put is hesitant to combine the cannabis-derived compound with existing classics. “Our curren...