Sea of Green: As First Legal Harvest Nears, What Will Hemp Mean for SC Agriculture?

Fields of pointy green leaves gently stir in the hot South Carolina breeze, soaking up the sun’s rays that will further spur the growth of this crop that hasn’t been able to be legally grown in-state since the early 20th century. Nat Bradford, a seasoned farmer known for his heirloom watermelons, is one of 20 […]

Republicans tout hemp’s potential

In May of 2014, the longest landslide in Colorado’s recorded history killed three people and nearly buried Collbran, a small agricultural community in the western part of the state. From the urban Front Range, Margaret MacKenzie placed frantic calls to her 69-year-old mother, whose ranch, she feared, was directly in the path of the rocks […]

Here’s Where You Can Drink CBD in the Bay Area

CBD, technically known as cannabidiol, has basically been dubbed the new miracle drug. It’s said to relieve anxiety, help you sleep, fight inflammation and increase relaxation—all without giving you any psychoactive effects or a head high. It’s like the trusted and mellow alternative to its controversial—yet more fun—cousin, THC. The cannabis compound has become so […]

CBD Oil stops devastating seizures in 9-year-old girl

“Every seizure she has affects her brain,” says her mother Amber. “It’s taken it’s told she’s developmentally behind because of the seizures she’s had. She can’t feed herself, she can’t talk.” Amber says something had to give after trying over 10 different medications over the last several years. Amber says the medications had a sedating […]

AL HAMNIK: Should high school athletes use CBD oil? It’s complicated

What if there was a miracle drug? What if sleepless nights, spent tossing and turning in chronic pain with no cure or treatment, could be eliminated? And what if a high school athlete with nagging but treatable pain chose to try this alleged wonder drug? That’s what some are calling CBD oil. Read The Rest […]

Is CBD oil the answer to all my beauty woes? And is it legal in Ireland?

It’s high time we talked about the rebrand of cannabis for wellness as CBD oil is fast becoming as widespread on the high street as vape shops. In the US, where marijuana has gone mainstream for medicinal and recreational purposes, Busy Phillips, Mandy Moore and Olivia Wilde are counted as loud and proud fans of […]

6-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Amy Van Dyken Talks CBD For Pain: ‘I Can’t Explain It But The Stuff Really Works’

Cannabidiol, or CBD products, continue to gain popularity among active and retired pro athletes. Over the past year, Benzinga has discussed the implications of the therapy with Super Bowl champion Marvin Washington, former NCAA All-American Rodney Peete, four-time NBA champion John Salley, ex-NCAA baller Treyous Jarrells and others. Most recently, we chatted with six-time Olympic […]

CBD Is A Breakthrough Treatment for Epilepsy, But Could It Help Other Conditions?

A medication derived from marijuana could help patients with a rare form of epilepsy. Epidiolex, a pure cannabidiol (CBD) with no THC content, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in June. This comes on the heels of a breakthrough trial, which included the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Co-author of the study Dr. […]

Characterization of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) roots under different growing conditions

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is mainly grown for its fibre and is considered a desirable crop for sustainable production systems. In a field trial carried out over two years in Northern Italy the root system of a hemp crop, cultivated at contrasting plant densities, was sampled and analysed with an image analysis software. Root length […]

Never Waste Cannabis Root Again: It Can Save Your Life

The Roots of Weed Therapy   Hemp root was first recorded in Chinese medical literature about 5,000 years ago. The document states that the juice of hemp root is an effective diuretic. Ancient Chinese used it to stop hemorrhages in women after they gave birth. Chinese literature also documents the use of hemp root to […]