Monthly Archives: May 2018

Spotting Fake CBD – What you need to know now.

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Tragically, some of the biggest headlines coming out of the world of CBD are regarding waves of illnesses stemming from fake CBD products.  The most recent reports, according to the Center for Disease Control, found the fake CBD products had no CBD but did test positive for synthetic cannabinoid: 4-cyano CUMYL-BUTINACA (4-CCB).  This compound became […]

May CBD News

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  Everyday is a new day in the progressive and ever changing landscape of CBD.  Almost every part of the country has headline making CBD news this month.  Here are a few of the prominent headlines: California CBD News – Brewery ordered to stop brewing CBD infused beer (San Francisco Chronicle) – Black Hammer Brewery […]

FDA panel unanimously recommends Epidiolex, CBD drug for epilepsy

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Cannabidiol is going mainstream with two CBD drugs getting the green light from the FDA.  Epidiolex, is a 98% pure, botanical origin CBD drug proving effective for treatment of epilepsy.  Specifically, the Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome versions.  This is not the first time the FDA has given permissions to a CBD drug.  Back in 2015, […]

FDA “fast-tracks” CBD drug for newborns

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Surprise!  Despite the pro-cannabis public scorn, the FDA is not as anti-cannabinoids as one may think.  Contrarily, the FDA addresses the questions and pressures about CBD products readily.  While there is no branded “FDA CBD drug” there has been historic progress regarding just that.  The FDA is in agreement with pre-clinical trials for CBD treatment […]

World Health Organization: “No Public Health Risks, No Abuse Potential for CBD”

World Health Organization pre-reviews CBD In a landmark publication by the World Health Organization, cannabidiol, known to most as CBD, gets a huge stamp of approval.  Or at least a stamp of public health safety.  The preliminary report was drafted at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland last November.  The WHO explicitly states: “in humans, CBD […]

Hemp for Victory (1942) – Full Original PSA

Hemp for Victory – WWII War Time Efforts by US Dept. of Agriculture One of the greatest moments before the federalization of industrial hemp growing in 2014, was during WWII wartimes. With rope and rope supplies for the US navy dwindling, the U.S. Department of Agriculture began actively promoting growing hemp via the “Hemp for […]

Why Try CBD? A few CBD facts

CBD Facts

Despite literally millions of articles flooding the internet and over half a century of research, many potential users remain skeptical about cannabidiol, or CBD.  Understandably so, for after a lifetime of prohibition and propaganda against all things cannabis, the indoctrination is well ingrained.  Nowadays, skeptics can relax a bit; since 2014 the United States has […]

Is CBD Right for Me? CBD Benefits

CBD Benefits

It’s easy to get carried away when new products and ideas hit the market.  Everyone is quick to jump on the bandwagon and many do so without any forethought.  With all the recent success stories around a special, non-psychoactive compound found within the cannabis plant, everyone is wondering about CBD benefits to our bodies and […]

CBD for Obesity – Comparing Research

CBD for Obesity

Cannabis to make you skinny?  CBD for obesity?  Preposterous!  Everyone knows weed gives you the munchies.  Doesn’t it?  How could anyone dare conject that a cannabis compound actually helps people lose weight.  How could something known for out of control appetite actually serve to curb that same desire to chow down?  However, as soon as […]

How Does CBD Work? – Some Basic Pharmacology

Although many a fan touts the miracles of CBD, cannabidiol, many more are asking “How does CBD work?”  The molecule in action has some basic pharmacology.  Pharmacology, of course, being the study of how drugs interact with the body.  Research into the organic compounds within the cannabis plant began in the 1940’s. Scientists and researchers […]