Europe’s Medical Cannabis Markets: The Next Frontier

As the North American cannabis markets mature and become saturated with competing licensed producers, Europe’s early-stage cannabis market may represent the next frontier for pioneering companies looking to break into the industry.  Home to more than 740 million people, Europe has twice the population size of Canada and the US combined. ArcView Market Research and BDS Analytics […]

THC vs. CBD for Pain: The Differences and Interactions

With the widespread legalization of medical marijuana, many people turn to the drug for a more natural pain relief method. As a natural pain-relief drug, some experts consider cannabis more suitable for your body than the synthetic pharmaceuticals available. The reasoning behind this is that the body can metabolize natural chemicals better than synthetic ones […]

CBD Company Charlotte’s Web Debuts IPO

Colorado-based cannabidiol company, Charlotte’s Web completed its Initial Public Offering in Canada on August 30, 2018. The company’s shares trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) under the ticker symbol “CWEB” and debuted at C$7.00 (US $5.40) per share. Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (formerly Stanley Brothers Holdings Inc.), is the producer of Charlotte’s Web, which […]

CBD Oil Charge Dismissed

A felony case involving hemp oil in Teton County has been dismissed. In July, a Montana woman was stopped by police officers in Teton County. Anita Maddux was charged with felony possession of CBD oil containing THC. Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two main compounds found in Cannabis plants. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, whereas THC is […]

Study: Cannabidiol Reduces Brain Function Abnormalities in Psychosis

New research shows cannabidiol (CBD) may help readjust brain activity to alleviate abnormal functions, underscoring its potential therapeutic effect for psychosis, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. CBD, a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis, has been investigated in several therapeutic areas. Although evidence supports CBD’s beneficial effects for psychotic disorders, the exact brain mechanisms […]

Cannabidiol Shows Potential as Psychosis Treatment

In a group of young people at high risk of psychosis, a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) reduced brain function abnormalities in regions implicated in psychosis, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry. The double-blind trial included 33 people who were experiencing psychotic symptoms but were not yet diagnosed with psychosis, […]

David Crosby Launches Exploratory Weed Brand, Predicts CBD Will Become ‘A Hugely Successful Painkiller’

As perhaps the world’s most identifiable hippie, David Crosby says his face belongs on a package of pot. The 77-year-old singer-songwriter is pursuing a cannabis licensing opportunity under the working name “Mighty Croz.” “My face, my mustache, my balding head, and my white hair have been on all these records for 50 good—- years, so I’m hugely […]

Cannabis is booming in Topeka, but these products won’t get you high

The market for hemp-based wellness products, an industry expected to be worth billions of dollars in a few years, is burgeoning in Topeka. Business has been so strong locally for CBD American Shaman, a nationwide franchise selling cannabidiol products that opened its first Topeka location last year, that owner Jason Todack expanded by opening a […]

Medical scare compels man to open CBD oil store in DeForest

DEFOREST, Wis. – Kari Dorn’s medical scare happened in June this year. “They told me I had a huge brain mass,” Dorn said. After a trip to the hospital, she found out she had a brain tumor. Her first seizure happened on July 13 of this year. “My seizures at those times were lasting about 40 […]

Effect of cannabidiol on medial temporal, midbrain, and striatal dysfunction in people at clinical high risk of psychosis: A randomized clinical trial

Researchers sought to determine the neurocognitive mechanisms responsible for the therapeutic effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in psychosis. The suggested mechanism involved the possible normalization of alterations in parahippocampal, striatal, and midbrain function (regions are critical to the pathophysiology of psychosis) associated with the clinical high risk (CHR) state by CBD. Read The Results Here!