How to Promote a Healthy Endocannabinoid System

Experts have attributed CBD oil with everything from reducing anxiety to pain relief – it’s no wonder that it’s one of the most talked-about supplements of 2018. But while CBD oil can certainly be a huge help, it’s not the only – or even necessarily the best – way to keep your endocannabinoid system in tip-top shape. What’s the Endocannabinoid System? To understand the …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Did the DEA Just Quietly Approve CBD?

The industrial-hemp industry may have gotten a nod of approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration in late May, when the agency clarified that not all compounds of cannabis fall under the Controlled Substances Act. Referencing a 2004 decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that excluded non-psychoactive cannabinoids from the federal government’s definition of marijuana, the announcement came after the DEA …

CBD vs. Full-Spectrum

Cannabis Study: Full-Spectrum Cannabis Extracts More Medically Effective than CBD Alone

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been the focus of many medical cannabis studies, and continues to prove itself as a powerful anti-inflammatory drug. What makes CBD even more desirable for some patients is that it does not cause the psychoactive effects associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). An extremely interesting study (Overcoming the Bell-Shaped Dose-Response of Cannabidiol by using Cannabis Extract Enriched in Cannabidiol) was just published …

World Health Organization Report Finds No Public Health Risks Or Abuse Potential For CBD

A World Health Organization (WHO) report has found no adverse health outcomes but rather several medical applications for cannabidiol, a.k.a. CBD, despite U.S. federal policy on this cannabinoid chemical. According to a preliminary WHO report published last month, naturally occurring CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans (and animals), and is not associated with any negative public health effects [PDF]. Experts further stated that …