Tag Archives: Cannabis extract

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 […]

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, […]

Cannabidiol Reduces Signs of Multiple Sclerosis in Mouse Study

Non-psychoactive cannabinoid (CBD) reduced the clinical signs of multiple sclerosis (MS) and delayed disease onset in an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mouse model, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Immunology. Marijuana CBD has been reported to exhibit anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects, demonstrating a potential therapeutic benefit for individuals with autoimmune diseases, including MS. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CBD on the menu: Cannabis extract showing up in cocktails, coffee and dessert

It’s 5 p.m. on a recent Thursday in the lobby of midtown’s Ace Hotel, but it’s nearly pitch-black beyond the glowing light of laptops on communal tables. As freelancers and remote workers wrap up for the day, they pack in toward the bar in the back of the room, where The Breslin is passing out […]