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How to read a CBD label

It’s the best of times and the sketchiest of times to shop for CBD. Consumers nowadays have to be savvy readers of CBD product labels, whether shopping online, over the counter, or in licensed adult-use and medical cannabis stores. CBD is becoming more and more popular today. But are consumers sure of what they’re buying? Keep an eye out for label must-haves like dosing information, and red flags like vague CBD sourcing. Read on to become fluent in the new language of CBD labels. CBD label requirements CBD label requirements vary by state. The strongest label requirements currently come in state-licensed adult-use programs and medical cannabis systems. States like California mandate many label features you’ll read about below. Beyond state-licensed systems, there are no federal regulations...

How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

People over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Here are some steps to reduce their risk. Amid the uncertainty swirling around the coronavirus pandemic stands one incontrovertible fact: The highest rate of fatalities is among older people, particularly those with underlying medical conditions. Of the confirmed cases in China to date, nearly 15 percent of patients over 80 have died. For those under 50, the death rate was well below 1 percent. There is no evidence yet that older people are significantly more likely to acquire the coronavirus than younger people. But medical experts say that if people over 60 are infected, they are more likely to have severe, life-threatening disease, even if their general health is good. Older people with und...

CBD For Allergy Symptoms [Can it Provide Relief?]

Most of us suffer from some kind of allergy. Usually, allergies are looked upon as an inconvenient ailment and nothing more. What you may not know is that allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the US. According to the American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. When we see stats like these, it is no wonder people look all over the place for reliable treatments. One potential alternative treatment people are discussing is CBD oil. CBD, really? Could CBD oil be a potential relief for allergy sufferers – especially those who get no relief from traditional medicines? In this article, we explore what CBD is and what (if any) roles it may play in the treatment of allergies. What is an Allergy? An allergy is...

MARTHA STEWART GOES TO THE DOGS WITH NEW LINE OF CBD PRODUCTS FOR PETS

SMITHS FALLS, ON and NEW YORK – Maven of all things domestic Martha Stewart has announced the launch of a new line of CBD products for pets set to release by September 2020, in partnership with Canadian cannabis conglomerate Canopy Growth. The deal between Stewart and Canopy Growth was originally brokered in April 2019 by Stewart’s reality cooking show co-host Snoop Dogg, whose Leafs by Snoop cannabis brand is marketed by the company. Now, it seems Stewart has nearly completed development of the line’s debut products for dogs. “I am delighted to establish this partnership with Canopy Growth and share with them the knowledge I have gained after years of experience in the subject of living,” Stewart said in early 2019, in a press release. “I’m especially looking forward to our first collabor...

How CBD Gummies Are Made

Flavorful, fun, and filled with cannabidiol, it’s hard not to enjoy a CBD gummy. Finding safe and effective (not to mention delicious) CBD gummies is now easier than ever, and can generally be ordered online right to your doorstep through trusted brands like NewtimesCBD But, have you ever wondered how these tasty little treats are made? Fun tip—it’s easy, and it all starts with extraction. How CBD Gummies Are Made CBD gummies depend on one essential ingredient: CBD, of course! You can’t make infused gummies without first isolating CBD. CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, a natural chemical compound produced by the cannabis plant. Most CBD products are created from extracts of a specific type of cannabis plant called hemp. Hemp and cannabis are the same plants, but each type produces d...

Almost Twice as Many Seniors Are Using Cannabis as in 2015

The number of Americans above the age of 65 who smoke weed or use cannabis edibles has almost doubled between 2015 and 2018, according to a new study published Monday. In just four years, the percentage of baby boomers using cannabis jumped from 2.4 percent to 4.2 percent in the United States.   “Our study shows cannabis use is increasingly popular nationwide among older adults,” the study’s lead author, Benjamin Han, assistant professor of Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care and Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, told CNN.   “Consider that not even 10 years ago 0.4% of adults 65 and older said they had used marijuana in the past year, and now it’s 10 times that at 4%,” Han said.   “I find it fascinating that people who would never touch an illegal drug ar...

CBD Success Stories: How Cannabidiol Improves Lives

Colorado is known for majestic mountains, craft breweries and, of course, its wonderful world of weed. However, not everyone knows to take advantage of the state’s most progressive medicinal plant-based resource: cannabidiol, or CBD. A compound known to produce medical benefits in both humans and animals, CBD is available in many formats for consumption. Hemp-based CBD products derived from plants with less than 0.3 percent THC are currently legal to produce in Colorado without a license from the Marijuana Enforcement Division and to sell in all fifty states. But cannabis-based CBD products in marijuana dispensaries are extracted from plants with much higher THC contents, and are highly regulated at a state level. Both are becoming increasingly popular among patients and retail consumers a...

Can CBD Help Seniors Manage Chronic Back Pain?

Back pain is the kind of condition that can affect your whole day. From the moment you open your eyes and feel the sharp sting when trying to get out of bed all the way until your day is done and you have finally gotten back to bed. Chronic back pain affects all members of the adult population, causing a significant decrease in life enjoyment and quality. Up to 50% of Americans experience back pain each year. Some experts estimate that 80% of the population will experience back pain sometime in their lives. Even though most cases of back pain are self- limiting and don’t last over a couple of weeks, some do become chronic. Chronic back pain (in seniors) decreases function increases the incidence of depression, creates kinesiophobia (fear of movement), and may worsen other chronic diseases ...

Bringing Motion Sickness Relief With CBD Pills

BY: JELENA If you’ve ever felt nauseated while taking a long ride or got seasick on a boat trip, you’ve felt the uncomfortable sway of motion sickness. Motion sickness is a condition of disturbed body balance and equilibrium.  It is an unpleasant experience characterized by nausea, dizziness, and vomiting, which affects over one-third of the world population. The conventional therapy deals only with the symptoms of the sickness and comes with a number of side effects. CBD, an active ingredient of the hemp plant, is proving to be very effective in providing motion sickness relief. If CBD is becoming an option for you, here is what you need to know. Causes and symptoms of motion sickness Walking on two legs was a very ambitious evolutionary undertaking for many reasons. Standing on two legs ...

Cannabis & Dementia: New Study Explores Pot’s Potential for Treatment

A groundbreaking study is set to begin in Australia to determine if cannabis can improve the quality of life of those suffering from dementia. Cannabis & Dementia: New Study Explores Pot’s Potential for Treatment A groundbreaking study is set to begin in Australia to determine if cannabis can improve the quality of life of those suffering from dementia. By Bill Weinberg Published on October 8, 2019   In the decades since the medical marijuana movement began in earnest in the 1970s, cannabis has been anecdotally touted as an effective treatment for a variety of illnesses, including those impacting brain function, such as seizures, anxiety and depression. However, peer-reviewed research into the plant’s benefits remained stunted thanks to federal cannabis prohibition. But in recent ...

Male vs. female cannabis: How to determine the sex of your plant

In the world of plants, reproduction can happen in a variety of ways. Hermaphrodite plants grow single flowers that have both male and female reproductive organs. Monoecious plants produce two different types of flowers on the same plant. And then there are dioecious plants like cannabis, which produce either male or female reproductive organs. Because cannabis grows as either a male or female plant, we can isolate the benefits of growing females with or without male interference. Introducing both males and females will result in cross-pollination and thus seeds, which is how a breeder achieves new genetics. On the other hand, removing a male from the garden allows female plants to grow large, seedless buds (called sensimilla). The resinous buds that we consume all come from female plants....

What Happens If You Smoke Marijuana?

Reactions with pot can vary widely. The reaction you may have when trying marijuana can vary dramatically based on many factors.1 Some people report not feeling anything at all when they smoke marijuana. In other cases, people report feeling relaxed or “high.” Some people who use marijuana report having sudden feelings of anxiety and paranoid thoughts and that might be caused by trying a higher potency marijuana, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.1 Research also shows that regular use of marijuana is linked to an increased risk of depression, anxiety and a loss of motivation or drive.2 You may feel “dopey” on the drug, which is when you begin to lose interest in activities that you might have previously enjoyed or you may lose the ability to grasp co...