Can CBD Assist the Fight Against Psoriasis?

Following closely on the heels of the recent research regarding CBD’s role in the brain, a separate study involving psoriasis and CBD also brings potentially positive findings. Psoriasis is a disease where the skin develops red or purple spots. These spots are often accompanied by dryness and itchiness. Considering August is also Psoriasis Awareness Month, the developments regarding the disease and CBD are timely. A study conducted in 2019 and published in the Clinical Therapeutics journal involved twenty patients. These patients were given an ointment enriched with CBD and the results showed that the ointment was successful in improving skin “parameters”. Furthermore,… Read More

CBD Prices are Headed Down

CBD Prices are Headed Down Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the world is constantly changing. With global pandemics come some economic uncertainty. Like most industries, the CBD industry is feeling the economic impact of COVID-19. The industry has begun to pivot their products to those who are struggling economically.  CBD at a Better Price  How drastic are the CBD prices falling? It is a near free-fall. The average price of CBD has dropped by nearly 80 percent from April of last year to April of 2020. CBD prices have decreased from $38 a pound to $8.10 per pound according to a… Read More

CBD And The Benefits It Has For Your Hair

CBD has become very popular in recent months. It's used for a variety of reasons and treatments from skincare to relieving stress and more. Haircare is no exception from the benefits of CBD. CBD or cannabidiol contains nutrients that promote hair growth. The scalp absorbs nutrients such as omega-3, Gamma linoleic acids, fatty acids and others to boost natural hair growth. Along with being able to achieve long locks, CBD helps protect and strengthen your hair. Since hair strands are made out of protein most salons will always recommend a protein based treatment to strengthen the weak or broken strands.… Read More

CBD May Help Cut Down on Marijuana Dependency

As with anything else, people’s bodies react differently to the effects of any substance, cannabis included. For some people, they may become dependent on the use of cannabis, resulting in withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia or irritability if they go without it too long. While there is no existing treatment for what could be termed cannabis use disorder, some new research suggests the non-intoxicating cannabidiol (CBD) may prove useful in assisting people with decreasing their cannabis dependence. A Lancet Psychiatry study involved more than eighty participants trying to reduce their dependence on marijuana. Each participant received distinct degrees of medical-grade… Read More

CBD Can Help You Stop Smoking Weed

Reading that headline might be confusing, that’s understandable. Reading it produces a few questions. Let’s dive into it.  Lay Off The Weed  It is often said that marijuana is not an addictive drug. However, 22 million people worldwide are so dependent on it that it influences their everyday life. More specifically, 6 million people in the United States suffer from marijuana use disorder.  Instead of Smoking Choose CBD  One question remains, how does using CBD make things any different. To begin explaining this, we’ll use an ice cream analogy.  Say you want to eat ice cream but you’re afraid of… Read More

CBD for Avid Surfers

Surfing is an exciting yet physically demanding activity. From paddling into the strong waves to maneuvering the surfboard and the punishing rays of the sunshine bearing down on the body, it can take a toll on your body. The answer to a fun, demanding day on the wave may be CBD. CBD can help the body reset, relaxing the exerted muscles and joints, with the bonus of also assisting with mental fatigue. That may be among the reasons why it’s being widely adopted among surfers of different skill levels. Through the use of CBD tinctures, capsules, and balms, performance on… Read More

New Program Aims for Better Labeling

One of the major issues when purchasing CBD products from certain vendors or stores is that the product labeling doesn’t always reflect what’s inside. Some products may contain very little traces of CBD despite what the product label says while others may have traces of THC, the ingredient that causes psychoactive effects. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now looking to do something about it. It recently launched a program dubbed the Cannabis Quality Assurance program aimed at assisting laboratories with accurately measuring essential compounds found in cannabis-based products like hemp and marijuana. In turn, laboratories can… Read More

Talk to Your Doctor About Your CBD Usage

Ongoing CBD trials and studies may continue to show its many benefits, but what if there are scenarios where it doesn’t help? According to a recent AmericanMarijuana.org survey, just over thirty percent of consumers of CBD had not divulged to their doctor that they were using CBD due to the stigma attached to it. Yet, there are several valid reasons why should inform them. For one, you may not need to take such an elevated dosage of opioid medication. While CBD isn’t meant to be a substitution for CBD, a doctor may decide to cut down the opioid dosage if… Read More

Service Members May Use CBD

Some major news has emerged for those in the military that wish to explore the possibilities of CBD or may already be doing so. The House of Representatives recently gave the thumbs up to an amendment allowing service members to utilize products that may contain hemp or CBD. The measure does however state that the crop must meet federal definitions of hemp. Along with allowing service members to use CBD products, individuals that may have previously admitted to marijuana use or may have received a misdemeanor marijuana offense conviction will be permitted to reenlist. Separately, a bill dubbed the “Hemp… Read More

Congress Votes to Allow Service Members to Use CBD

Congress Votes to Allow Military Service Members to Use CBD  In what is big news for those serving both domestic and abroad, the House of Representatives approved an amendment this week that permits the use of CBD products by military service members.  The bill was spearheaded by former presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). The bill states that the Secretary of defense cannot prohibit the use of products containing hemp or any product that is derived from hemp. It is fair game as long as the product meets the federal standards of hemp. The bill passed in the House by… Read More