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8 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Marijuana’s CBD

It doesn’t get you high, but it’s causing quite a buzz among medical scientists and patients. The past year has seen a surge of interest in marijuana’s CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabis compound with significant therapeutic properties. Numerous commercial start-ups and internet retailers have jumped on the CBD bandwagon, touting CBD derived from industrial hemp as the next big thing, a miracle oil that can shrink tumors, quell seizures, and ease chronic pain — without making people feel “stoned.” But along with a growing awareness of cannabidiol as a potential health aid there has been a proliferation of misconceptions about CBD. CBD Is Medical. THC Is Recreational Project CBD receives many inquiries from around the world and oftentimes people say they are seeking “CBD, the medical part” of...

Can Marijuana Enhance Your Yoga Routine?

Maybe you have decades of yoga experience under your belt. Maybe you’ve never attempted a yoga pose in your life. Maybe you’re somewhere in between. Whatever level of mastery you’ve attained in your personal yoga practice, there’s one aspect of yoga I’m willing to bet you haven’t explored: yoga enhanced with cannabis. Marijuana-enhanced yoga classes, also known as “weed yoga” or “420 yoga,” are getting a lot of hype – but is it all simply a gimmick, or are there really benefits to incorporating cannabis into your yoga routine? Continue reading to learn more about the surprising relationship between yoga and marijuana for wellness. Marijuana-Enhanced Yoga: Does it Work? The answer to this question depends, in part, on you. If you push yourself too hard, you won’t reap the intended benefits ...

10 Must-Read Books for Seniors

Nothing beats a good book. Books can take us places we have never been, help us relive another time, and take us on great adventures – all without ever leaving home. Stimulating conversations across generations, bringing people of all walks of life together, books and the discussion surrounding them are powerful tools in improving the quality of life for anyone. Maybe that’s why book clubs are popping up at senior living communities all over the country. Or maybe it’s because reading has been linked to reduced stress, increased mental stimulation, and even improved memory. Whatever the reason, there’s no doubt that reading is a popular pastime among people of all ages – and especially seniors. From time treasured classics to more recent thrillers, here are 10 books that seniors shouldn’t m...

Cannabis Food & Drink Hottest Emerging Dining Trend of 2019

 Sprinkled on doughnuts, mixed into milkshakes or infused into olive oil, make no mistake: Cannabis is coming to a kitchen near you. Chefs across the country say cannabis-infused food and drinks are the top two dining trends they expect to see unfold in 2019, although we’re not talking about food that will get you “high” – these are products made with CBD, a non-psychoactive compound extracted from cannabis plants that enthusiasts say offers health benefits while tempting the palate. “I’m telling you, 75 percent of my clientele is doctors, nurses and lawyers,” said Josh Schwab, 45, whose Denver-area doughnut shop, Glazed & Confuzed, makes a CBD-frosted doughnut topped with a candied hemp leaf and sells more than 30 each weekend day. “You get all the relaxa...

Massachusetts Raises Legal Age to Buy Tobacco

Massachusetts Raises Legal Age to Buy Tobacco   Massachusetts just raised the legal age to buy tobacco to 21.   According to High Times, the new law officially went into effect on New Year’s Eve. Additionally, pharmacies will not be allowed to sell tobacco products, e-cigarettes are banned where other forms of smoking are banned, and all tobacco products are illegal on the grounds of a public or private school.   WWLP explains that Governor Charlie Baker signed these laws into effect last July.  

First Cannabis Advertisements Appear In Times Square

This week marked the first time cannabis and CBD companies were allowed to advertise on the electronic billboards that light up the Times Square New Year’s Eve party, the Denver Business Journal reports. Elixinol — a Broomfield, Colorado-based CBD company that distributes to 40 countries and is traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange — led the pack of cannabis and cannabis-adjacent companies who appeared on the historic billboards Monday night. “A year ago, we were denied advertising in Times Square. What a difference a year makes — we join the entire hemp community in celebrating what’s to come in 2019.” — Chris Husong, Director of Sales and Marketing for Elixinol, in a statement Elixinol was joined by other cannabis industry players Cannabis Network Media, Curved Papers, My Bud Vase, ...

CARERS Act will Protect Medical Cannabis

A brand-new bill introduced in the house of representatives would protect legal, medical cannabis in the states that have already passed it.   According to High Times, the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act is bipartisan and sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee, and Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young.   If the act passes, it would amend federal law and allow states to set their own medical cannabis policies. In other words, medical cannabis would no longer be federally illegal. It would also allow doctors with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to prescribe cannabis.   “The national consensus on medical marijuana is solid and bipartisan, but our federal drug laws continue to treat patients and their doctors like crimin...

Cannabis Business Year in Review

There have been a lot of ups and downs in the industry this year, some of the biggest yet. Here are some of the biggest moments from this past year!   Canada Legalizes Cannabis As MJ Biz Daily reminds us, Canada became one of the first countries to legalize cannabis.   Farm Bill Legalizes Hemp Another huge deal for cannabis was the legalization of hemp in the U.S. This will open tons of new doors for opportunity.   Cannabis Investments on the Rise There are now more than ever lots of companies investing in legal cannabis.   Some CBD Medicines Removed from Schedule 1 Status Slowly, the medicine many rely on is starting to be rescheduled and de-scheduled, so that people can gain access.   Cannabis Prices Lowered This may seem like a bad thing, but actually it means t...

Breaking: Canadian Grow Hit by Fire

Canadian Grow Hit by Fire   An electrical fire at a cultivation facility struck the Canadian grow right before they made their first shipment.   According to High Times, the fire was not anyone’s fault, and there were not any casualties or major losses.   “Nobody was hurt and everybody was safely evacuated,”  said company spokeswoman Claire Buffone-Blair, according to the Calgary Herald.   Apparently, because the business built fire safeguards into their contingency plans, the catastrophe wasn’t a big deal, and they were still able to get their first shipment out.

Why Is CBD So Popular Now?

The popularity of CBD has skyrocketed in the last few years, making industry giants like Coca-Cola take notice and even consider joining the industry. Stigmatized as a form of recreational drug up until a few years ago, CBD can now be found everywhere from online retailers to wellness stores and spas. But, what makes CBD so special? And why is it becoming so popular now? Here are six reasons CBD products are taking over the market: Range of Benefits The primary reason CBD has gained significant notoriety is its extensive range of medicinal benefits. CBD has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can be an effective remedy for many ailments and symptoms related to certain conditions. Research – along with thousands of personal stories – suggests CBD can be used to treat anxiety, chronic ...

WATCH: CBD Is A Big Hit With The Spa Crowd

The Emerson Resort in the Catskill Mountains in New York found that adding CBD treatments to the spa menu was a big hit. The retail products sold out in the first week and the massage customers are booking repeat visits after their first ever CBD treatments. This article originally appeared on the Green Market Report.

What Are The Benefits Of Mixing CBD And Coffee?

In a nation where over 80-percent of its residents drink coffee, it’s no wonder that we run on caffeine and anxiety. What if the anxiety part could be mitigated, though? Cannabidiol (CBD) coffee could be just the ticket to calming those nerves while still getting nice and buzzy. There are a few properties to coffee that make it the drink of choice for so many. For one thing, the aroma actually has anti-anxiety properties. Its rich smell just makes us feel good – or need to use the bathroom – which can also help to relieve nervousness. Also, coffee is a natural antioxidant. The benefits of CBD are also well known, though controversial. It’s understood that CBD is an anti-inflammatory, anti-seizure medicine and is good at combating depression and anxiety. However, without other cannabinoids,...