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Three Things Seniors Need to Know About Identity Theft

Whenever they head to the doctor, take a vacation, or even answer the phone, seniors could unknowingly be putting themselves at risk of identity theft. Identity theft is a growing concern for all consumers—it was the number one complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2013, according to its Consumer Sentinel Network report, released in 2014—but older Americans are particularly at risk. Seniors are prime targets for fraudsters because they don’t know much about identity theft and fraud, and many are unfamiliar with common Internet safety tips. Many also have substantial assets that fraudsters would love to get their hands on. According to TrustediD’s June 2014 report, “Identity Theft: Why 50+ Americans Are at Risk,” here’s what you need to know about identity theft to hel...

Is CBD Oil Legal? The Current Legal Status of CBD in 2018

A couple weeks ago, a federal appeals court ruled that CBD (cannabidiol) is a federally banned, Schedule I substance. This heightened the confusion around the legal status of CBD, which can be bought in some form across the country and even online through websites like Amazon. But the truth is, the hazy grey legal status of CBD hasn’t really changed much in the U.S. and we’ll explain why. Is CBD oil legal federally? In the recent case between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hemp Industries Association, it was decided that CBD is a Schedule I substance with “no accepted medical use” because it is an extract from the marijuana plant. You can read Herb’s full coverage of the case here. However, this ruling does not apply to hemp-derived CBD products because the ruling also upheld ...

7 Smokeless Ways To Consume Marijuana

Not everyone likes to smoke, and people with lung function disorders can not even do it. Fortunately, there are many alternative ways of medical consumption of marijuana you need to be aware of. If you are looking for a more healthy way than smoking marijuana then this guide of smokeless consumption of grass should be useful.   1. Vaporization You do not have to burn your marijuana with a lighter in order to benefit from it. Cannabinoids contained in marijuana release at a much lower temperature than during combustion, and in addition do not emit harmful tar substances. The taste of vaporized cannabis more often reflects the scent of the flower, and the emitting steam is much more pleasant for the lungs.   Large stationary vaporizers offer high quality steam, thanks to advanced t...

Getting the Most Out Of Cannabis for Chronic Pain

When you live in chronic pain and use medicinal marijuana to combat it, often you need your medicine most of the day. This can lead to a tolerance to the point that, though still finding relief, you may feel like the effects have dulled or that you just can’t smoke enough to get where to need to be to function. Cancer patients, people living with nerve damage, back injuries and all other types of chronic pain also run into this problem on the pharmaceutical side of things, the problem being that if you continue to increase your dosage of narcotic pain killers, they simply become killers. Not so with cannabis. Here are a few good ways to make sure that you’re getting the most out of nature’s finest medicine: Eat A Mango The terpenes in mangoes seem to love to play with the terpenes in canna...

7 Reasons Why Cannabis Is One of the Best Preventive Medicines

It’s no secret at this point that marijuana and especially the use of vaporizers is great for all sorts of illnesses. Use of a portable vaporizer has been proven to relieve stress and to help those undergoing chemotherapy deal with their pain and nausea. The literature and scientific studies that have shown the positive effects of marijuana use in treatment are vast and being added to all the time. But what is not as widely discussed, however, are the benefits that marijuana can offer before anything detrimental can even happen to you. The cannabinoids present in marijuana plants can do more than what was first realized. With studies conducted all the time and new theories proven correct what we will be able to achieve with marijuana in future is as yet untapped. Whether it’s regular marij...

These CBD Skincare Products Could Help With Managing Eczema and Psoriasis

Krista Whitley’s daughter, Bella, is just like over 30,000,000 Americans — she suffers from eczema. Itchy, cracked and inflamed skin can cause a great deal of discomfort, as well as insecurity about the red and rashy patches it can cause.  “My skin made me feel embarrassed and I didn’t feel special,” says Bella, aged just 10 years old. Whitley wanted to help her daughter feel comfortable and confident in her own skin, and embarked on a journey of research and experimentation that took years. The result is a line of CBD-infused skin care products, such as CBD lotion and CBD bath bombs that help Bella and millions of others feel their very best. How Does CBD Lotion Treat Eczema and Other Skin Conditions? Photo by Dope Foto Many doctors believe that eczema is caused by an uncontrolled reactio...

Is Hemp CBD A Good Alternative In States Where Cannabis Is Illegal?

You’ve heard of CBD, but do you know the difference between hemp CBD, derived from industrial hemp plants, and CBD derived from “drug,” or marijuana plants? We break it down, including the pros and cons of hemp CBD, to determine if it’s a good alternative in illegal states. What’s the difference between Hemp CBD and Marijuana CBD? Hemp CBD is derived from hemp plants, which by law, must contain 0.3% of THC or less. But that number only became law a few years ago, with the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill allows for American farmers to grow hemp under state-sponsored programs, as long as plants have 0.3% of THC or less. Before 2014, hemp was defined by the Controlled Substances Act as a Cannabis sativa L.plant of the “low-resin” variety, while “marihu...

Seniors Suffering From Opioid Addiction: ‘Thank You Cannabis!’

Medical marijuana reduces pain in older patients and helps reduce opioid dependence, according to a new report. Researchers at Northwell Health conducted a questionnaire of older men and women to assess the efficacy of cannabis for pain management. The most stunning revelation of the report shows that 91 percent of seniors would recommend medical marijuana to others. The results of the study, “Older Adults’ Use of Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain: A Multisite Community-Based Survey,” give doctors a glance at how specifically cannabis aids elderly Americans. The researchers surveyed 138 medical marijuana users with an anonymous 20-question survey focusing on how often they used the marijuana, in what form they took it, how much it reduced pain and whether or not they were able to cut back...

Supermarket Chain Selling CBD As An Alternative To Tobacco

In Switzerland, legal weed is heading in an entirely new direction. A supermarket chain selling CBD flowers as an alternative to tobacco will be taking the lead on this new approach to cannabis retail. At this point, only CBD flower will be sold in the stores, so don’t expect to get high from this supermarket bud. Buying Weed at Supermarkets Swiss supermarket chain Lidl recently announced plans to sell a new line of cannabis products. The stores will soon sell 1.5-gram boxes of CBD flower. The bud will be grown by a company called The Botanicals. The cannabis producer is based in northeast Switzerland and will grow the CBD-rich weed in greenhouses. The CBD flowers will be packaged and marketed in the supermarket chain as an alternative to tobacco. To that end, Lidl said it will sell the bo...

Older Americans Are 20 Times More Likely To Use Cannabis Than They Were 30 Years Ago

A new study found that older Americans are using significantly more marijuana than they were 30 years ago. This is particularly true compared to other, younger age groups, some of which have even seen a decrease in marijuana use. The study was conducted by researchers William Kerr, Camillia Lui and Yu Ye, and first reported by the Washington Post. They conducted the research using three decades of survey data from over 40,000 respondents, who disclosed whether or not they had used cannabis in the past year. The researchers found a significant rise in marijuana use among both the 50 to 59 and 60+ age groups. Compared to 30 years ago, Americans in these two age groups were found to be 20 times more likely to consume marijuana. These older-aged groups were the only two cohorts found by the re...

10 Practical Tips For Cannabis Beginners

10 Practical Tips For Cannabis Beginners If you decided to smoke marijuana for the first time, you probably wonder what the effects will be. The first time you experience the effect of marijuana, you should know a few basic issues to make it an enjoyable experience. You Can’t Feel Any Effects Smoking the marijuana for the first time you can not feel anything. Regardless of whether you have decided to consume cannabis for medical reasons or for recreational purposes, the first time you can not feel any effect, which confirms many people. This is because the number of cannabinoid receptors is too small for a sufficient amount of THC to connect to, but it can also be a matter of bad technique of puffing and other factors. Choose The Appropriate Method If this is your first time, then you shou...

How To Properly Store Cannabis

How To Properly Store Cannabis While psychoactive or medical cannabis strains vary widely, there is one thing that every patient/user really cares about. Everyone wants their marijuana to remain fresh, aromatic and to preserve its potential – no one likes old, “stale” and stale drought. Nothing beats freshly made flowers that are collected at the right time and well dried are ready for consumption. The problem is that over time, the same flowers can break down. How you store your herbs will affect whether you will still enjoy the same good flowers after a few months or whether you will have to discard them. The general rule is that properly stored marijuana can retain its properties up to three years. Therefore, you must protect your precious herb from natural enemies suc...