CBD and Pain Management

While many people use cannabidiol oil to relieve pain, more scientific research is needed to be certain it can be safely used. Understanding cannabidiol can help overcome the stigma associated with it. Some people experience side effects when taking cannabidiol (CBD) oil and there are other things to consider before using CBD oil for pain. In this article, we look …

Is THC a More Effective Treatment for Epilepsy Than CBD? New Study Suggests So

A survey of Australian black market cannabis extracts found that the most effective products for treating epilepsy had higher amounts of THC than CBD. The power of cannabis to treat otherwise intractable forms of childhood epilepsy has been proven time and time again. And across the world, the plight of sick children has acted as a lightning rod to generate support …

Canada’s Cannabis Firms Plot World Domination

It Really IS rare to see the words “Canada” and “world domination” in the same sentence. The country’s cannabis producers want to change that. With an eye on October 17th, the date on which recreational marijuana will become legal, medical-cannabis firms have been expanding at home and talking up their global ambitions in a most un-Canadian way. Lots of joint …

CBD Consumer Market Expected To Reach $2.1 Billion By 2020

What Is CBD? What to Know Now About This Cannabis Product

Cannabidiol, commonly called CBD, holds the promise of relieving a long list of ailments, from pain to epilepsy to multiple sclerosis. While this chemical compound comes from marijuana or its close relative hemp, CBD does not get users high, unlike another compound from the marijuana plant, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. But because the federal government classifies marijuana as an illegal drug and hemp has a …

Mitch McConnell: Drug Warrior, CBD Champion?

Yesterday, the Senate passed a version of the 2018 Farm Bill that would legalize so-called “industrial hemp” – legislation that has long been a pet project of one of the most powerful men in America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). His office immediately issued a self-congratulatory press release about the sanctity of the American farmer and the enormous economic opportunity that …

CBD Oil Now Legal in Both Kansas and Missouri, Attitudes Changing

Bob Gillespie might not be the person you would imagine shopping inside an organic hemp shop, but he’s precisely the type of customer willing to buy CBD oil now that it’s legal in both Kansas and Missouri. “When I first started in the CBD business about three years ago, you didn’t see the Bobs coming in, but now people are …

New Pot Law Big Boost for Alberta Hemp Industry

While pot smokers are cheering Canada’s looming legalization of recreational marijuana, the move is also poised to provide a big boost to the country’s growing hemp industry. Producers expect their revenues to soar because sections of the Cannabis Act will allow them to extract non-narcotic cannabidiol (CBDs) from hemp flowers, leaves and chaff that under current laws must be discarded. …

Colorado Weed Businesses Sponsor Nearly Half Of The State’s Highways

Colorado has over 280 miles of highway, and almost half of it is maintained by the marijuana industry. Here’s why pot is cleaning the road. Legalizing weed has been great for the state of Colorado. Marijuana has brought the state hundreds of millions in tax revenue, funding housing developments and schools, all while the industry employs more and more people. Today, …

Opioid epidemic

Can Legal Cannabis Help Slow the Opioid Drug Epidemic in the U.S.?

Imagine stopping 115 needless deaths in the U.S. every day. It’s not a guarantee, but with recent developments in cannabis research, experts believe it could be on the horizon. Opioid drug overdoses claim those 115 lives every day in this country. About 60% of opioid addictions are rooted in prescription drug use for a number of ailments, ranging from chronic pain …