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6 Of The Most Helpful CBD Products

Cannabis and hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, is renowned for providing pain relief, suppressing seizures, relieving muscle spasms, treating ADHD, combating insomnia, and easing stress and anxiety. CBD reduces inflammation, which is one of the primary causes of disease and disorders, including arthritis and migraines. New CBD companies are flooding the market faster than we can say “the latest fad.” With tons of new products hitting shelves, here is a handy guide to help sort the helpful ones from the hype. Charlotte’s Web Hemp Plus Extract oil is twice the strength of their basic hemp extract oil. Each serving of 1ml contains 28mg of hemp extract. It comes in mint chocolate, so it includes 10 fat calories per serving of 1ml. It is also mixed with fractionated coconut oil and sunflower oi...

The Summer Skinny On CBD Sunscreen

As stated in the 1997 Baz Luhrmann’s spoken-word sensation, “Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen,” it’s highly important not to forget such cream. Strong sun rays on unprotected skin can be as dangerous as a pack of cigarettes. Now, in what seems like an unending slew of usefulness, CBD is being incorporated into sunscreens for more than just the buzzword. Aside from being a skin-friendly carrier oil, CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties, which keeps skin from becoming inflamed by the sun. Of course CBD is working in conjunction with zinc oxide, and they seem to make a mighty team. Cannabinoid alchemists everywhere seem to be infusing sunscreen with CBD. In one example, NeuCana has developed a whole flower CBD potion intended for one’s delicate facial tissue. With 360 milligrams of CBD...

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...

13 Must-Know Facts for Cannabis Beginners

People will wonder. People will ask questions about cannabis, especially if they have never used it before. People will try cannabis-derived products when they know the facts. So, here are 12 things about cannabis you must know: 1.  What’s this stuff called “cannabis?” Hemp, cannabis, and marijuana are not quite the same. Hemp is a cannabis raised for its fiber, an agricultural crop dating back to 8,000 B.C.E. It has been incorporated into the manufacture of health foods, textiles, paper, rope, beauty products, and nutraceuticals. “Marijuana” and “cannabis” are used interchangeably, but cannabis usually refers to the plant and genus Cannabaceae while marijuana identifies the cannabis-derived product that is smoked or consumed. 2.  How many types of cannabis are there? Most discussion focus...

5 Things You MUST Know About CBD

CBD or cannabidiol, significantly affects and changes the debate about the use of marijuana as a medicine. Most people have heard about the marijuana component – THC chemical compound that gives the feeling of “departure”. However, recently the attention of scientists has shifted to another hemp compound called CBD – and for good reason.     CBD does not have such a range of side effects as in the case of THC. In addition, with each subsequent study, further positive CBD activities on human health are proven. Here are five facts that you should know about this unique relationship:   1. CBD IS A KEY COMPONENT OF MARIJUANA   CBD is one of more than 60 hemp compounds that belong to a group of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, THC and CBD are usually presen...

What Seniors Should Know About Microdosing with CBD

What Seniors Should Know About Microdosing with CBD When it comes to medical marijuana most people likely think of the type of marijuana that will leave you feeling that THC high – but many medicinal users are turning to non-psychoactive CBD oil to aid them in fighting various ailments. With many of the same medicinal benefits as THC, it is no surprise that CBD is becoming more commonly used among seniors – especially when you consider the option of microdosing. What is Microdosing? Microdosing is exactly what it sounds like – taking an extremely small daily dose of something to receive the medicinal benefits without any unwanted additional effects. While at one-time microdosing was more closely associated with LSD and other hallucinogens it is now commonly used as a way for patients to be...

Earth Day & Cannabis

Earth Day and Cannabis   As if April wasn’t already full enough with good cannabis cheer because of 420, there’s also earth day! Yep, this happy holiday is all about celebrating the planet and natural resources, and cannabis fits right in with all of that. Here are a few ways that cannabis helps to save the earth, so you can celebrate it this year!   Industrial Hemp Farming As Cannabis Reports  explains, hemp farming is a lot easier on the earth than other kinds of farming because of the rapid growth cycles of hemp. Plus, it allows a lot of things to be made out of recyclable material!   Alternative Fuels and Materials Cannabis does a lot more than just provide fun recreational effects and important medical benefits. As Cannabis Reports explains, it also provides sustainable...

History of 420

History of 420   420 is coming up, and you probably have some plans in place, maybe even a funny 420 shirt or poster for the occasion. But where did 420 come from, and what does it mean? Here’s the 411 on 420.   According to the Huffington Post, it all started when a stoner at a Grateful Dead concert gave a flier to Stephen Bloom, who was a reporter for High Times.   “We are going to meet at 4:20 on 4/20 for 420-ing in Marin County at the Bolinas Ridge sunset spot on Mt. Tamalpais,” the flier read. “420 started somewhere in San Rafael, California in the late ‘70s. It started as the police code for Marijuana Smoking in Progress. After local heads heard of the police call, they started using the expression ‘420’ when referring to herb. Let’s Go 420, dude!”   Bloom than reporte...