1.) What is CBD, Literally? CBD, THC and all the other acronyms in-between are cannabinoids; chemical compounds from the cannabis plant. There are 80+ of these compounds, but CBD and THC are by far the most common. 2.) You’re Not Getting High Let’s clear some confusion about cannabis. The reason people experience psychoactive (“high”) effects from
If you have never tried a hemp oil massage, now is your chance. While a few states in the US have created laws in favor of medical marijuana, there are products made from imported hemp that are legal in all 50 states. As it turns out, hemp may provide benefits for your skin in the
February 10th marks a huge win for residents of Virginia suffering from epilepsy, after HB 1445 overwhelmingly passed (37-1) in the Senate. What does this mean for Virginia? Virginia will now join the bolstering list of US states with legal medical marijuana laws, not recreational. House Bill 1445 allows residents to pursue a certification by
Senate Bill 134, or the “Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015” is aiming to legalize industrial hemp cultivation nationwide by removing hemp (containing 0.3% THC or less) from the Schedule I controlled substances list. The bill has bipartisan support and is sponsored by Sen Ron Wyden, with co-sponsors Senators McConnell, Jeff Merkley and Rand Paul.
Cannabis is one of the most important plants used in the manufacture of various dietary supplements, food, clothing, and more throughout the world; and is an investigational ingredient in numerous recent studies. Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two major chemical compounds found in cannabis, however it is only THC that has the psychoactive effect
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotomimetic compound found in the industrial hemp plant, known to induce antidepressant effects in animals among other potential therapeutic benefits. Medical researchers have found this non-psychoactive hemp constituent to be a major phytocannabinoid with a suspected wider scope of pharmacological applications than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabidiol is currently being studied for its
University of Colorado Medical Campus, supposedly pioneering with this kind of study, has been working on the effects on the genes of persons with Dravet syndrome, treated with a strain of industrial hemp popularly called Charlotte’s Web. The goal of this study is to determine whether certain genetic components provide answer to why some patients
Industrial hemp is a versatile plant that is harvested for a number of commercial uses including rope, paper and textiles. Hemp also has a variety of health benefits and has been used as a food for centuries. The major benefits associated with consumption of industrial hemp include reduced inflammation, improved heart and immune function, reduced
Everyone knows when your life is threatened or endangered it is natural to feel fear, and a lot of it. The “fight or flight” response is so deeply ingrained in the human brain it’s almost instinctual. But when that system breaks down or begins to short-circuit the result is debilitating and very hard to control.
Cannabinoids can modulate many physiological systems in the human brain and body. Cannabis contains more than one hundred cannabinoids, with cannabidiol (CBD) being among them. Cannabidiol is a naturally-occurring cannabinoid found in cannabis and comprises up to forty percent of the plant. It offers a non-toxic form of therapy and is an effective anti inflammatory.