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Cannabis-based products are one of the most attractive segments within the legal marijuana industry and we expect it to see continued growth for years to come.
One of the primary growth drivers of this market has been cannabidiol (CBD), an herbal extract with groundbreaking properties which has made it a beneficial daily supplement around the world.
We have highlighted five areas of opportunity for CBD-based products based on studies, research, and company developments.
Regulates Sleep: Helps Balance the Nervous System
Millions of people suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia and cannabis may be one of the best natural treatments available on the market. In 2006, a study determined that cannabidiol (CBD) may have an impact on the sleep mechanism of rats.
Research has also shown that CBD may help with REM sleep, an essential phase of the sleep process. REM sleep plays an important role in maintaining physical health and studies have found CBD to be effective in regulating REM sleep alteration that is induced by anxiety in rats.
Cannabidiol is a natural compound that works with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for all the homeostatic functions of the body. CBD is an effective anti-inflammatory and helps regulate balance in the human body.
Stress is one of the primary reasons for sleep disorders and studies have found that CBD fights helps explain why CBD is also employed as an anti-anxiety treatment.
Energy: An Unexpected Source
When people hear the term cannabis, one of the last things they think about is energy supplement. While this connotation might be true, the relationship is not. Recent studies have determined that CBD can help boost energy levels by strengthening individual body cells and making sure that the cells are always in good condition.
Although many people do not know the difference between CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are significant. Studies suggest that CBD has the opposite effect of THC as it promotes alertness and can help boost energy levels.
In 2004, a study found that CBD appeared to possess properties that both increased awake activity during sleep and counteracted the residual sedative activity of THC.
Libido: CBD Enhances Sexual Performance
Sex and cannabis…now this is a hot topic.
Cannabis has a long history as an aphrodisiac and clinical research has found cannabinoids to be effective for everything from unwinding muscle tension to releasing social and sexual anxiety. In addition to helping neutralize physical discomfort, many people have said that cannabinoids are great for enhancing sensation and uplifting mood.
FORIA is a Colorado company capitalizing on the CBD market by manufacturing and selling infused sensual oils. The company is levered to a burgeoning opportunity within the CBD market and its initial product, FORIA Pleasure, was the world’s first THC-infused sensual oil. Thousands have used FORIA products and have reported enhanced pleasure experiences as well as profound relief from menstrual discomfort.
We are favorable on this vertical within the CBD market and believe that it exemplifies the diverse nature of this market. There are not a lot of companies focused on this opportunity within the CBD market, and that also makes it an attractive one to watch.
Helps with Recovery: Supports Healthy Energy and Stamina
Do you have a hard time waking up and being productive after a long night?
Do you ever wake up with a feeling of nausea and vomiting?
Did you know that CBD may be your solution?
CBD has anti-nausea properties that help suppress the feeling of nausea and vomiting. If you often face the feeling that you need to vomit and it is not because of anything specific, then this could be your most appropriate remedy.
Not only will CBD help you feel better but it also has been found to help protect the liver and kidneys from damage caused by consuming too much alcohol. CBD does this by preventing the accumulation of fats and lipids in the liver that lead to problems (i.e. cirrhosis).
Enhances Focus: Promotes Mental Clarity, Focus and Memory
Anxiety is an emotional feeling that affects people in very different ways.
If it is left untreated, anxiety can become unbearable, especially since it is typically related to something that matters to you most. CBD has been found to be an effective treatment for anxiety and has been shown to improve focus.
CBD has been found to be helpful in the calming of nerves and provides relief for feelings of paranoia and anxiety. CBD also helps reduce intense stress and panic.
Many people are incorporating CBD products (i.e. capsules, topicals, sprays, transdermal patches) into their daily routine and utilize it as a dietary supplement. We expect to see continued growth within this part of the CBD industry and are favorable on this trend.
Around 30 million suffer from Alcoholism alone in America. I’m sure that number is a lot higher. Here’s How to Get Sober Naturally Using CBD Oil.
The most demoralizing things I have ever done have been on alcohol.
Can you relate?
Then, after you do something bad on drinking, you want to hide, and in most cases you drink again to forget what you did the first time.
It’s a very dangerous downward spiral.
If you have a tendency to overdrink, you might be alcoholic and this matter is life or death.
Alcoholism is a progressive disease.
That means that it gets worse over the years instead of better, even if you stop drinking for years.
I heard it all the time in AA of people being clean and sober for over 5 years, sometimes 15 to 20 years, and a little voice in the back of their mind says “You’ve been sober long enough, you don’t have a problem. Just have one drink.”
And, after they have one drink, the demons of alcohol are so excited that they compel you to drink twice as much as ever before.
And, you feel so guilty for destroying all that time sober that you begin drinking like there’s no tomorrow, and a lot of times there is NO tomorrow.
Many people die from alcohol, that’s nothing new, but people also die from quitting cold turkey.
Your body gets to the point where it needs alcohol to function, as sick as that may sound, and if you take alcohol away from your craving body, you could have seizures, tremors, and death.
In fact, when I was 32 I was training at yet another greasy spoon dead-end job hungover from having tequila the night before, when suddenly I felt pressure in my chest.
My face turned white as I ran to the bathroom and vomited.
Ten minutes later, I was trembling on the ground with a born-again waitress praying over me.
I had a heart-attack.
I know for sure it was because I was dehydrated and because alcohol was leaving my body.
What I Did to Stop Drinking and Get Sober Naturally
The first thing I did when I quit, was I ate a candy bar every night when or if I had cravings.
Since alcohol is mostly sugar, you can help alcohol cravings by eating something like a Snickers bar.
The next thing I did was I stopped going to places, or associated with people, or things that reminded or triggered anything remotely close to alcohol.
I know this might seem harsh, but you have to cut ties with everyone in the beginning, and not go where there’s alcohol.
This can be hard to do in a small town, but you have to get out of town and start over somewhere else.
And, don’t tell anyone your new address.
If they say something to you on Facebook, say: “I need to heal myself, it’s nothing personal. I just need to take care of some very personal business.”
Bottomline: severe alcoholism is life or death. Old drinking friends won’t want you to get sober, and it’s crucial that you see them as for who they are.
They just don’t want to lose a drinking partner, so they are being selfish and insensitive, not you.
In a new town, or even if you can’t move yet, I suggest you go to 90 meetings in 90 days. This can be any type of 12 step program, but if you’re alcoholic I suggest AA.
Find someone you like in AA, someone you could relate to, and say you need them as a sponsor.
Therefore, you won’t be totally alone. Your boyfriend or girlfriend might not understand why you’re getting sober, but a sponsor will.
After your AA meeting, I want you to go to the gym.
I want you to swim, ride the bike, or another cardio exercise that you like.
This will kick your brain into producing naturally good feeling endorphins, instead of toxic chemicals alcohol produced.
Go into the sauna after your workout to relax. Limit your time in there to 15 to 20 minutes.
Take a cold shower afterwards.
After a couple weeks of Snickers bars, I want you to cut out sugar completely, that means no pop either, and switch to Stevia sweetener.
Work closely with your sponsor and go through the twelve steps.
Last but not least, forgive yourself and don’t look back!
So, How to Get Sober Naturally Using CBD Oil
CBD oil is a powerful compound from the hemp plant. It is not marijuana.
In fact, it has no THC whatsoever and is actually a antipsychotic.
CBD oil is completely natural, organic, and is basically plant medicine.
It has a soothing quality and once it builds up in your system can do wondrous things.
I started taking CBD oil about two months ago and noticed when I went to a new job interview that I hardly had any nervousness.
My left eye also used to twitch when I got nervous and that has subsided as well.
I take about a half of a dropper in the morning and half of a dropper right before bed.
I think that CBD oil could calm you while you transition from quitting alcohol and getting sober.
Here’s an article on How Much CBD Oil Should I Take.
Research has already shown that CBD oil may help some more serious issues, such as:
CBD Oil is the latest natural compound that is surprising researchers and creating excitement in the health and wellness industry.
I think with the tips I mentioned above, you’ll be on your way to complete sobriety in no time.
The only thing that can be a threat to you really is “feeling too good” in your new healthy lifestyle.
This happened to me a lot in the beginning.
Alcoholics in AA call this the “pink cloud.”
The pink cloud is like the honeymoon stage for alcoholics.
Be careful, and talk to your sponsor a lot during this time, but it’s easy to justify drinking again when you are feeling awesome.
Thanks for reading! I hope this helps. Please comment below what has helped you.
As the national conversation around medical marijuana shifts in favor of legalizing the plant, innovations throughout the industry are being championed by athletes and doctors across the country. And as the stigma of using marijuana disappears with the greater awareness of its benefits, consumers, experts, and professionals that use the medicine grow more influential by the day.
While marijuana benefits a large swath of medical conditions, athletes are becoming far more overt in their usage of cannabidiol (CBD) oil and marijuana to recover and deal with pain. Green Flower Media has spearheaded the education of doctors as well as patients in an effort to give activists, marijuana professionals and those in need all the tools required to positively impact their industries through medical marijuana.
One of the most outspoken champions of medical marijuana, specifically CBD oil is former UFC champion, Bas Rutten. Rutten likens the ignorance of CBD and medical marijuana to MMA in the old days — it took education and regulation for it to finally come into the mainstream. As he puts an addiction to oxycontin behind him thanks to CBD oil, we discussed athlete recovery without pharmaceuticals, getting over “legal weed” and a future that wholly embraces the healthy lifestyle that CBD offers.
With me, it started like two years ago. It started with CBD. I was really amazed by it since I had a painkiller problem a long time ago.
You know, no, and I never really did. I just started later. I use it to sleep. I had rheumatic fever as a kid, so I need to get my heart checked the whole time, and even the heart surgeon told me, “I’d rather have you smoke a little bit than to take a pill.” So, you know, if I go to a party, and I don’t want to drink, I smoke a little bit because then I don’t need to drink. So that’s what I use it for. I’m one of those guys who, when he uses marijuana, I have a five-second memory, so having my job and doing interviews all the time, it’s not really working for me if I do it.
That happened a couple of years ago. In Holland, I never did because I just want to sleep and eat. That’s what I want to do when I smoke
No. I don’t think so. I notice now with the whole CBD that also when I take only 10 milligrams, I take it like a drop in the morning and it really helps my stomach also. You know if you have stomach-related problems with food, I just take that, and yeah, almost don’t even feel it, but it gets me warm and then my stomach feels great, so that’s why I use it. But yeah, for the rest, like I said, if I do it I have a 5, 10-second memory. That’s it. It’s really funny because everybody starts making fun of me.
I think it’s exactly the same. You know, like last year, when I started, I remember I always used an example because I have to go to San Diego. It’s a long drive for me; two-and-a-half hour drive, and my back was killing me, and I’d tell my wife, “Give me a few Vicodins for on the road. You know, if I need them then at least I have them with me.” So I wanted to take one, and then I thought, “You know what? Let’s try the CBD stuff.” So I put the pills in my pocket. I say, “If it doesn’t work, you can always take the pill.” I told my wife from the car. I was amazed. I go, “It’s almost exactly the same.” You get warm, you feel good, you’re nice and relaxed, and it’s not addicting. So it was perfect. I was super happy that I didn’t take the pain pills.
No. You calm down a little bit. There is 0.3% THC in it, so the rest is CBD, but there needs to be a little bit in order to make it work better. That’s what they’ve figured out. But it’s such a low dose that they can send it by mail through every state. It’s legal everywhere since it’s only 0.3%, so if you take a full dropper, yeah, you’re calm. But you know, like I said, with me, if I would smoke weed I can’t think, but with this, I can keep thinking. So for me, it’s great. Especially if I have to do an interview and I gotta go on camera, you know, and I’m not at a loss for words. That’s what I like about it. If you’re stressed out and you’ve got to drive, and you know, you have a little road rage, I would take it as well. You know, it just calms you down. It’s fun stuff. It’s good stuff. And it’s not addictive.
No. Zero. Absolutely nothing. The great thing about CBD also — everything that you take works three to five times better. So if you’re, for instance, hooked on painkillers, then you can start actually winding down because you take CBD and instead of taking five of them you only need like one or two. Then hopefully this way it calms down your usage. Actually, there is an Opiate Center in Los Angeles now who treats the patients with cannabis.
Medical marijuana may seem like a misnomer to some, but to those with ailments that lend themselves to its uses, it’s perfectly named. Patients are delighted by the prospect of being able to walk into a dispensary and legally get a medication that can help them, without damaging the liver or kidneys with over-the-counter meds. Pain can be mitigated without the need for opioids, which can be addictive and potentially lethal.
There are hundreds of useful compounds in cannabis. The psychotropic ingredient, THC, tends to get the most attention, but the compound best known for medical use is CBD (Cannabidiol). The “entourage effect” describes how these compounds work much better together as a team, rather than isolated into discrete substances: CBD tends to work a bit better in combination with THC, as THC “kicks in the door.” It still works by itself, but even a small amount of THC makes CBD more efficacious.
CBD has been found to be helpful in treating autism, anxiety, depression, psychosis, insomnia, inflammation, pain and cancer, just to name a few. (Seizures, cancer, arthritis and separation anxiety are also maladies that can also affect our pet pals, and there are CBD products especially created for them, too!) Although researching cannabis is extremely problematic here in the U.S. due to its continued Schedule 1 status, excellent investigations into the subject have been done in Israel, ground zero for medical cannabis research. They even have a medical cannabis unit in their ministry of health, one of only three countries to have such a thing—the others are Canada and the Netherlands. Hebrew University’s Raphael Mechoulam, a medical cannabis research pioneer, co-discovered the endocannabinoid system, the largest receptor system in the body. Cannabinoid compounds may be the key that fits the lock in a myriad of diseases, including muscular dystrophy, diabetes, cancer and schizophrenia. Mechoulam also had success in using CBD to treat PTSD in veterans; the United States began its first medical study on the matter in Arizona a few months ago.
One of the best known CBD products is the oil known as Charlotte’s Web. Namesake Charlotte Figi suffered from Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy, since she was 3 months old; her parents tried medical marijuana as a last resort, and she went from having 300 seizures a week to about one. The Charlotte’s Web specialized high-CBD cannabis strain and the oil derived from it were developed by the Stanley Brothers and their Realm of Caring organization. And through Realm of Caring, it’s possible to get hemp-based Charlotte’s Web in all 50 states, as it contains no THC.
Oasis Medical Cannabis manager Kama Star has a few favorite CBD items. One is the CBD transdermal patch from Mary’s Nutritionals, which, once applied, meters out CBD for eight hours. She is also a fan of the topicals from Apothecanna: From pain relief creams, to “sexytime” potions, they have an extremely loyal following at the dispensary. Budtender Royann Cole’s favorite CBD flower strain is Shiskaquine, which she says is very helpful for falling asleep, and carries less than 1 percent THC to 12 percent CBD. One of her other favorites is the 1:1 Synergy Mints by Dixie, which have 5 mg each of CBD and THC. Star also points out that CBD tincture can also a good thing to keep around the house in case someone happens to overindulge. A bit of tincture under the tongue will mitigate the expression of the THC and bring you back to earth. With cannabis being legal now, it might be a good idea to keep some around, as a safety net.
Right now, most of these products are only available to people with an MMJ card but, once the public is allowed to visit dispensaries, more will discover how useful they can be.
A new study shows that cannabidiol, known as CBD, improves mental functioning in rats impaired by a condition analogous to schizophrenia in human.
A chemical compound found in cannabis may improve working memory and recognition in people suffering from schizophrenia, according to a new study that adds a fresh twist to the complex relationship between marijuana and mental health.
The findings by a team of Australian researchers are the latest addition to a growing body of research indicating that the compound, known as cannabidiol, or CBD, improves cognitive functioning in a host of conditions from Alzheimer’s to meningitis, cerebral malaria and stroke — and can reduce the number of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
Yet the study represents a new strand in the rich tapestry linking cannabis with psychosis, which researchers have been studying for decades. Recreational marijuana use has been shown to aggravate the symptoms of schizophrenia, and even induce psychosis.
The implication, according to researchers, is that the hundreds of distinct compounds found in cannabis behave in very different ways inside the human brain.
“We’re not about to say, ‘Go out and smoke pot, it’s good for you,’” said Katrina Green of the University of Wollongong, Australia, who led the study. “There are over 400 chemicals in the cannabis plant. Being able to unravel the potential of each of them is really exciting.”
To illustrate her point, Green draws a metaphor between the dual roles of heroin and morphine, both of which are derived from the same plant. Yet morphine is broadly accepted as having medical value when carefully administered, while heroin is considered to be solely an abusive drug.
The new research focused squarely on CBD, a non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that won’t get you high. Indeed, CBD has actually been shown to reduce the impairment caused by the key psychoactive compound in marijuana, THC.
Along with hallucinations and delusions, those suffering from schizophrenia — a condition that affects 1 percent of the global population — often also exhibit a deterioration of cognitive abilities like attention, memory, and executive function.
In the Australian study, rats were induced to have a rodent model of schizophrenia, which is a technique often used to study the disease. They were then treated with CBD.
Tests showed that CBD “significantly improved” both recognition and working memory in the affected rats. What’s more, rodents given CBD didn’t gain weight, a common side effect of existing medications. Control rats with no illness did not experience negative side effects from taking CBD.
Cannabidiol also appeared to ameliorate the so-called “negative symptoms” associated with schizophrenia: social withdrawal, flat-lined emotional expression, and lack of enthusiasm or motivation. Administering CBD appeared to improve the rodents’ inclination towards social interaction.
Strikingly, the potential for CBD to bolster cognition in the face of mental illness isn’t limited to schizophrenia — far from it.
The new study follows on the heels of an extensive review authored by Green, her colleague Nadia Solowij, and their Ph.D student Ashleigh Osborne of existing literature on how CBD impacts cognitive functioning across a range of illnesses.
In short: The compound was found to have widespread effectiveness.
The review looked carefully at 27 existing research articles in peer-reviewed journals that had reported an effect of CBD on cognition, including studies on stroke, meningitis, sepsis, Alzheimer’s disease, and even deficits caused by exposure to recreational marijuana.
“The evidence told us that CBD consistently improved cognition — irrespective of the reason behind the cognitive deficit,” said Osborne. “The evidence also showed that CBD would only work in a disease state, having no apparent effect on the healthy brain.”
The chemical has also been shown to be highly effective as a treatment for epilepsy.
Earlier this year, a study found that medicine based on cannabidiol cut the number of seizures by half among some patients suffering from a severe form of epilepsy known as Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.
Yet across the globe, research into CBD has been hampered by the fact that in many places it remains a banned substance.
In America, CBD is still considered illegal by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, despite being available over-the-counter in states that have legalized its medicinal use.
Entourage Nutritional Distributors in partnership with Colorado Springs, CO based Folium Biosciences Inc., is pleased to announce a new college scholarship and paid internship program for those students looking to enter the legal cannabis industry.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — “As part of our ongoing effort to bring more awareness and education to the legal cannabis industry, we have created a scholarship and paid internship competition for current college students to benefit from their desire to enter into the workforce of one of the fastest growing industries in the world,” said Folium Biosciences CEO, Kashif Shan.
Two lucky winners will each be given a $5,000 scholarship towards their college education and an automatic paid internship for 2 months at Colorado Springs, Colorado based Folium Biosciences Inc., the largest vertically integrated producer, manufacturer, and distributor of industrial hemp derived phytocannabinoids in the USA.
Eligible Students: Any current 2 year or 4 year college student, age 18 or older, interested in the study of cannabis with a strong desire to enter the workforce of the cannabis industry upon graduation. In order to qualify, students must be a matriculated student in good standing, attending college full time, and a current US resident. Students must submit an essay with no more than 1000 words to answer the following question: “Why do you want to work in the cannabis industry?” The Scholarship Competition begins on May 1, 2017 and ends on May 30, 2017. Two lucky $5,000 winners will be announced on the company website and via email on June 15, 2017 at 6pm.
For more information please visit: https://www.entouragenutritional.com/college-scholarship-internship-prog
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Medical marijuana is becoming increasingly popular due to the presence of cannabinoids in this plant. Many people have heard about the effective use of CBD to treat various illnesses but they don’t know the exact painful conditions that CBD can help in their treatment and cure. Nevertheless, more patients are turning to CBD products for pain relief.
Here are five painful conditions that CBD might help treat:
Studies have shown that cannabinoids inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors. Researchers have established that when CBD and THC are used together, they switch off a gene that cause metastasis. Metastasis is the spread of cancer to the other body organs. That means cannabinoids and CBD can limit the spread of cancer in the body. Most importantly, CBD does not cause psychoactive effects. That means it can be used as a treatment for different cancers that cause pain including glioblastoma multiforme, brain cancer, and melanoma.
This is a painful condition that occurs when the immune cells mutate and attack the insulation of the nerve cells within the spinal cord. An animal study was conducted using mice with a multiple sclerosis- like condition. CBD was injected into the mice and they regained movement. The mice twitched tails and started walking again normally. Researchers also noted that the mice that were injected with CBD had less inflammation in their spinal cords. This indicates that CBD has a direct impact on multiple sclerosis and the associated pain.
Arthritis is in most cases caused by inflammation in the joints. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties which enables it to provide pain relieving effects in arthritis patients. Many people have used CBD gel to relieve arthritis-related pain. A study that was conducted in 2016 by researchers using rats showed that CBD reduces inflammation as well as the pain that arthritis causes in the joints.
Migraine is characterized by serious, throbbing pain that is experienced on the frontal head area. It causes feelings of vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. In some cases, visual disturbance that may include auras precede migraine. Many people that suffer from headache and migraine use CBD as a treatment. CBD works as a promoter of a healthy endocannabinoid tone.
While seizures and epilepsy sufferers may not be aware of it during the attack, some of them experience muscle aches and their stomach or head may hurt after the attack. For some children, pain is usually part of a complex or simple partial seizure. During a tonic-colonic seizure, a child can fall on the ground, cry out, and convulse. Watching them can be quite frightening. If they bite their tongue, it can hurt too. Nevertheless, CBD has been proven effective in treating epilepsy and seizures. It works by modulating neuro-excitation, thereby negating seizures from happening. Basically, CBD keeps synapses and neurons from getting over excited which leads to seizures.
Generally, studies have shown that CBD is an effective analgesic. This makes it an effective pain reliever among patients with different pain-related conditions such as cancer. Nevertheless, scientists are yet to understand how exactly CBD relieves pain fully. It’s also important to talk to your doctor before you use CBD as a treatment for any condition.