Tag Archives: Cannabis

How to Use CBD: Should You Inhale, Spray, Apply, or Eat It?

CBD, a cannabis extract touted for its potential health benefits, can now be found in a dizzying array of products and forms. In dozens of states, health food stores, pharmacies, and even supermarkets and restaurants are carrying CBD products. That includes pills, oils, balms, vaping devices (like e-cigarettes), and edibles, including gummy bears, honey, coffees, […]

CBD-Infused Cold Brew Coffee at Reverie in Patterson, NY

Cute and vibey Reverie: Coffee & Craft Beer in Patterson, NY became the first Hudson Valley cafe to offer cold brew coffee infused with organic hemp oil/Cannabidiol when they added it to the menu in late July. Also known as CBD, this compound of the hemp plant is becoming hugely popular nationwide for its medicinal properties, […]

Cannabidiol Increases Inflammatory Suppressor Cells, New MS Mouse Study Shows

Non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD), one of the active compounds in medical cannabis, significantly reduced clinical signs of multiple sclerosis (MS)-like disease in an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis mouse model. Researchers found that CBD promoted the increase of inflammatory-suppressor cells called myeloid-derived suppressor cells. The findings were reported in the study “Cannabidiol Attenuates Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Model of Multiple Sclerosis Through […]

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 […]

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 […]