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.
State House Bill 2445 allows farmers in Tennessee to legally grow industrial hemp after a decades-long ban, but as comes with many laws, there are strings attached. A hearing this past Tuesday by the Tennessee Agriculture Department discussed rules they hope to implement before farmers plant this spring. Such rules include licenses required by all
A recent study at St. George’s University of London found that a combination of CBD and THC paired with radiation therapy drastically reduced brain tumors in mice. The study, published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, looked at three groups of mice with glioma. Glioma is an aggressive cancer with a very low long-term survival rate. Current