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Using CBD to Fight Pain from Arthritis

Using CBD to Fight Pain from Arthritis In the United States alone there are over 3 million individuals who suffer from some form of arthritis. A condition that causes chronic pain that can vary from moderate to severely debilitating. Arthritis is a blanket term that covers over 200 different, yet similar conditions that cause chronic joint pain. Hundreds of conditions can be broken down into four basic categories. Degenerative, inflammatory, infectious, and metabolic. However, the most ordinary form the disease takes is degenerative. This includes the two major conditions Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis is the wearing down of cartilage in the joints over time.  Making it a common ailment among senior citizens. Rheumatoid arthritis is also degenerative, but it i...

CBD: Hemp VS Medical Marijuana

CBD: Hemp VS Medical Marijuana   CBD or cannabidiol has been a driving force in the growing acceptance of medical cannabis use over the last couple of decades. If you are confused as to what makes CBD hemp oil different from plain old CBD oil, you are not alone. The truth is, the cannabinoid is the same. Regardless of which strain of the cannabis plant it was extracted from. One of the biggest differences between the two is the fact that CBD extracted from hemp is legally available in all 50 states and D.C. CBD oil from medical marijuana is only available in states that have legalized it. It is certainly still illegal under federal law. “CBD is CBD,” according to Franjo Grotenhermen, former Chairman of the International Association For Cannabinoid Medicines, “the human body does not c...

What are the Side Effects of CBD Oil?

What are the Side Effects of CBD Oil? As a responsible consumer, you’re likely curious about whether there are any side effects of cannabidiol (CBD) oil. We understand that you want to know how CBD oil will make you feel and any effects it could have before you incorporate the supplement into your and your family’s daily nutritional routine. No Psychoactive High First, it’s important to understand that CBD oil will not cause you to experience a euphoric effect, or “high.” Because CBD oil comes from cannabis (hemp), a common misconception is that it is psychoactive. The truth is, both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants. Unlike medical marijuana products, CBD oil that’s derived from hemp, however, contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the well-known psychoactive cann...

Ring in the Holiday Season with Cannabis Holiday Decorations

Ring in the Holiday Season with Cannabis Holiday Decorations   Yep, that’s right, we said cannabis holiday decorations. The leafy green is becoming so mainstream that it’s now possible to find these in stores and online. Check out this list, and then get to shopping, because you are going to have one very green Christmas.   Pewter Pot Leaf Ornament This is not an adornment for your grandmother’s Christmas tree! Amazon has a nice pewter ornament for sale for a mere $8.95. This will look great on your tree, and it’s just subtle enough to hide between the angles and the sleighs.   An Entire Tree of Cannabis Ornaments Want to get even bolder? If it’s Hip, it’s Here offers up an entire array of pot leaf tree balls. They even make ones printed with “420” instead of the leaf image....

How Cannabis Helps with Dementia

Can cannabis really help with something as serious as dementia? The results are still very new, but many studies think it’s possible that the plant could help reverse some of the effects.   “There has been some research interest in the role of the endocannabinoid system as a potential target for treatments for Alzheimer’s disease,” claims alzheimers.org.uk “Some studies have shown that components of cannabis, including THC, appear to remove the Alzheimer’s hallmark amyloid clumps from nerve cells grown in the lab.”   So what does this mean for treatment with cannabis if you’ve been diagnosed? While the science is still in its early stages, it could mean that using cannabis is beneficial. And although cannabis can have some side effects, studies so far think that the g...

Delicious, Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Meals for Seniors

During the holidays we all tend to indulge in our favorite tasty, and maybe not so heart-healthy foods. This can be an especially challenging time for seniors recovering or suffering from any health issues. There are delicious and healthy alternatives that can be incorporated into Thanksgiving menus using less salt, healthier fats, and more fresh fruits and vegetables. Appetizers Skip the cheese, processed meats, and cracker platter. Prepare a roasted eggplant and garlic dip with a little olive oil and light seasoning to taste. Serve this with raw carrot and cucumber slices, radishes, and whole grain crackers. You can also toss whole raw nuts in a small amount of olive oil with dried herbs and a little salt. Roast or toast them for a crunchy snack. Entree Turkey is a Thanksgiving staple. R...

CBD Oil: The New Way of Wellness

At every social gathering that I’ve been to over the past six months, where I live in Oxfordshire, at some point, there has been a secretive little huddle whispering over one particular subject — cannabis oil. It seems that more and more people are taking drops of the stuff under their tongue at night — not to get high, but to cure all manner of ailments, from sleep problems and anxiety to back pain, the menopause, and even skin problems. Cannabis oil has become the new accessory for the well-heeled wellness crowd, and a tiny bottle is fast becoming a common fixture at the bottom of an Anya Hindmarch handbag. Like all of the most fashionable health-giving elixirs, it’s not cheap (£100 for a 30ml bottle), and you need to get it from in-the-know sellers. It’s illegal, of course, but it’s a f...

3 Tips For Getting The Correct CBD Dosage

One of the biggest concerns with medical marijuana is getting the correct dosage of healing cannabinoids. In most oils or dried flowers, it is almost impossible to determine the amount of active ingredient in each dose. Fortunately, Australians and Americans have another, more precise option: hemp CBD oil. Here’s how to get the correct CBD dosage. The benefits of CBD come at various doses Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychoactive component of the cannabis plant. Over the past few years, researchers have uncovered a wealth of potential benefits of CBD. One major breakthrough revolves around CBD as a treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy. Recent clinical trials of high-dose CBD drugs found that treatment successfully reduced epileptic seizures almost half of those treated. The strong anti-infla...

CBD Oil Promotes Healthy Sleep, Eases Insomnia

Understanding CBD The calming, sleep-promoting, health-protective benefits of cannabidiol This is a topic I am asked about all the time, and have been for years: how does cannabis help sleep and health? I’ve heard that the number-two reason why people smoke or use cannabis is for sleep. Considering the recent passing of the recreational use of cannabis in California and other several states I think it is high time (pun intended!) to look at CBD, one of the most active ingredients in medical cannabis. The cannabis plant is filled with hundreds of different compounds, several of which have been studied for decades for their therapeutic benefits. The cannabis compounds that have captured the most scientific interest are known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are now used in treatment for a broad...

10 Best CBD Products Of 2017

The verdict is in! Here are the best CBD products of 2017. Not familiar with CBD and the myriad benefits it offers? We’ll fill you in. What are the best CBD products of 2017? If you’re not familiar, CBD, or cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis. It won’t get you high, but it’s just as therapeutic as THC. Now that more studies are lauding the benefits of CBD, more companies are incorporating it into their products. Here are the 10 best CBD products of 2017. 10. CW Hemp’s Everyday Advanced Hemp Oil Price: $149.99 for 30 mL; $274.99 for 100 mL Pros: Effective Cons: Expensive, especially if you’re taking this supplement daily If you’re looking for a daily CBD supplement, give CW Hemp’s Everyday Advanced Hemp Oil a try. Each 0.6 milliliter serving of their premium hemp oil ...

Scientific Researchers Find Cannabis May Improve Memory in the Elderly

The forgetful, lazy stoner stereotype could be dying a slow yet steady death. Researchers have potentially poked more holes in the notion that cannabis users are forgetful and that the plant causes memory loss. In a study recently published in Nature Medicine, scientific researchers from the University of Bonn, Germany found that low doses of THC appear to improve the memory and learning abilities of older mice. This improvement in age-related decline of cognitive abilities could eventually lead to the development of treatment programs using medical marijuana to slow down the brain aging process in humans. Functions of the endocannabinoid system typically decline as people get older. The research team indicated that this system could have something to do with the aging process. The researc...

18 States With Specific CBD Oil Laws

18 States with Laws Specifically about Legal Cannabidiol (CBD) (as of July 24, 2017) Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 400+ ingredients found in marijuana and is not psychoactive. Many states have passed laws allowing for the use of a CBD extract, usually in oil form, with minimal tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and often for the treatment of epilepsy or seizures in seriously ill children. We do not consider passing a CBD-specific law to be the equivalent of making medical marijuana legal because these laws do not legalize use of the marijuana plant for medical purposes. See our resource on the legal medical marijuana states for more information. 1.Alabama On Apr. 1, 2014, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed SB 174, known as “Carly’s Law,” which allows an affirmative defense...