Israel & Cannabis

Israel & Cannabis

Why Does this tiny Country Dominate the Cannabis World?

In the following article, find out the 5 main reasons why Israel is in the forefront for cannabis research in these areas: hybridization, hydroponics, decriminalization, accessibility, & accurate dosage delivery. The main secret weapon IMHO has got to be in the form of one cutting edge dedicated, indefatigable, Dr/Chemist/Researcher, Raphael Mechoulam who has been studying and isolating cannabinoids for 60 years and is highlighted in the article below.

Legal cannabis sales across the world totaled $150 billion last year, and sales in the United States alone are expected to reach $21.8 billion by 2020.

Israel is at the center of this huge growth because of its well-developed ecosystem of cannabis researchers, farmers, entrepreneurs, pharma and government policies.
“You can’t put cannabis into a category. It’s not just pharma and it’s not just agro-tech. It’s not just lifestyle or recreational,” Saul Kaye, a pharmacist and the chief executive of iCAN: Israel-Cannabis venture fund, tells ISRAEL21c.

Kaye says Israel is up to 10 years ahead of other countries in innovation in the cannabis industry.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has a multidisciplinary center on cannabinoid research and Ariel University offers a course on the use of medical cannabis. The Volcani Agricultural Research Organization is building a national institute for medical marijuana research.
Startup accelerator Cann10 hosts an annual International Medical Cannabis Conference and iCAN hosts the annual CannaTech cannabis innovation summit. The next summit is set for March 20-22 in Tel Aviv.
The Israeli government announced last year that it will expand the number of doctors trained and authorized to prescribe medical marijuana. In January, the government announced plans to decriminalize personal marijuana use, and in February a government committee approved cannabis export.

“This change will significantly increase entrepreneurship and investment into cannabis in Israel as the old stigma of criminal cannabis disappears,” says Kaye.
Since the government’s mid-2016 reforms to open up licensing for as many marijuana growers as the market will support, over 200 individuals and groups have applied to join Israel’s current eight cannabis farms.
ISRAEL21c presents five reasons Israel is dominating the cannabis industry:

RESEARCH

Hebrew University Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, an Israel Prize winner
CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta called Israel “the medical marijuana research capital” in 2015. This didn’t happen overnight; Israel’s government has encouraged cannabis research since the 1960s.
Hebrew University Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, an Israel Prize winner, is credited with pioneering medical cannabis research 50 years ago. He isolated the active compound from cannabis, THC, and inspired generations of researchers in several countries.
Cannabis has been used in research to treat conditions including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, myeloma, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, PTSD, cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic pain, and broken bones.
“Israel is one of the leading cannabinoid centers of research in the world. There are about two dozen groups working on it and people come from all around the world to see what we do,” Mechoulam told ISRAEL21c in 2012.

In January this year, the government announced it is investing $2.13 million in 13 research projects including the effect of cannabis on metabolic syndrome, MS, preventing transplanted organ rejection, and inhibiting the development of harmful bacteria.

GENETIC ENGINEERING
GMO may have a negative implication in food, but when it comes to medical marijuana, genetic engineering is deemed crucial for treating a range of diseases.
Israeli scientists are among the world leaders in modifying marijuana’s molecular structure to tailor cannabinoids to specific receptors for treating symptoms.
Hebrew University researchers synthesized 22 versions of the cannabinoid THC that have great potential for treating neurological and inflammatory diseases.

“The Hebrew University holds a rich IP bank of cannabis patents. It is easier to conduct cannabis research and clinical studies in Israel than in any other country in the world,” says Kaye.

AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES
Medical cannabis tablets for sale at the Tikun Olam store in Tel Aviv. Photo by Hadas Parush/FLASH90
Tikun Olam is the first and foremost supplier of medical cannabis in Israel, and one of the leading medical cannabis companies in the world. It has developed a range of proprietary varieties – perhaps up to 230 – used in clinical medical trials.
Existing growing technologies are being adapted to the marijuana crop, while new technologies are geared specifically to this healing plant.
Kaye points to drip irrigation as an example of old technology helping marijuana growers. “Companies like Netafim can adapt their technology to our needs,” he says. “For them, cannabis is just another crop.”
New entrepreneurs with agriculture technologies for the medical marijuana market include the Leaf home cultivation system and Flux’s IoT hydroponic gardening tool.
Using Flux’s smart device, Eddy, “you can dial in your favorite strain and Eddy will become your easy button, making that strain grow to perfection and according to your medical needs,” Flux founder and Marketing VP Karin Kloosterman tells ISRAEL21c.

PHARMA
In addition to decriminalizing personal marijuana use, the Israeli government is on a mission to regulate medical marijuana and make it more accessible and available by prescription at pharmacies.
“Cannabis should be considered, so far as possible, in the same manner as any other medicinal product, requiring supervision and regulation in order to protect public health and welfare, even when taking into account its special characteristics — being a plant rather than a product manufactured in a laboratory or factory,” according to the Health Ministry’s Medical Cannabis Unit.

OWC Pharmaceutical Research, a developer of cannabinoid-based therapies targeting a variety of different indications, and Breath of Life Pharma, which provides cannabis-based medical products and cannabinoid APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients), are working with the Health Ministry, universities, medical institutions and researchers to develop cannabis-based pharmaceuticals and treatments.
International companies regularly join forces with Israeli academic and medical institutions to create new medications.
For example, Kalytera Therapeutics, a US company developing a new class of proprietary cannabidiol (CBD) therapeutics, recently licensed two synthetic cannabis derivatives from the Hebrew University’s technology transfer company Yissum, for eventual use in treating osteoporosis, bone fractures and other diseases.

“Medical cannabis is increasingly being used for a variety of indications, such as reducing nausea during chemotherapy and relieving pain and muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients. Development of state-of-the art delivery systems for the active ingredients will undoubtedly pave the way for a wider variety of clinical indications for these types of drugs,” Yaacov Michlin, CEO of Yissum, told ISRAEL21c in 2015.
Kalytera also inked a multimillion-dollar deal to purchase Talent Biotech of Bnei Brak, a startup that won the pitch event at CannaTech 2016.
MEDICAL DEVICES

Syqe Medical Device
Once the cannabis has been grown, extracted and formulated, it needs a delivery system for proper dosage — a tablet, a patch, a nasal spray or a cigarette, for example. And that’s where Israeli ingenuity comes in.
Late last year, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries agreed to market medical cannabis for pain management in Israel with a revolutionary selective-dose pharmaceutical-grade medicinal plants inhaler from Tel Aviv-based Syqe Medical.

Israeli-American company Cannabics Pharmaceuticals is working to put the medicinal compounds of cannabis into a sustained-release capsule in standardized doses.
And Australia-based PhytoTech Medical is developing an adhesive patch with medical cannabis, based on Hebrew University technologies.
“Israel is way ahead in adaptable technologies for the industry in an industry that hasn’t yet created its own technologies,” says Kaye.

Attribution: Viva Sarah Press, 5 reasons Israel is Dominating the cannabis industry

What is CBD & How to use it?

What is CBD & How to use it?

Its seems like of all the questions people ask, “What is CBD and how is it used?,”  is the most often asked. I found this great article in the Street that really nails it and wanted to share it with you all. In it the author breaks down the mechanics and beauty of how CBD cannabidiol works in human biology. We primarily have 2 cannabinoid systems that have receptors. CB-1 and CB-2. One is in the brain. The other is literally everywhere else but lets just say it’s in our immune system. All mammals it seems have an endocannabinoid system including humans. This means that our bodies have receptors for and create the chemicals that bind to those receptors- including TCH and CBD. The THC created by the human body is called anandamide. How amazing that the cannabis plant also has over 100 of these same compounds!

Whether you’ve smoked it or been around friends who have, you know cannabis is something that gets you high. Even medical marijuana can get you high, right? And you might know that it’s due to tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC. That’s the compound found on cannabis plants with psychoactive effects, but it’s not the most frequent compound found in it.

Come the end of this year, it may not even be the most well-known compound. That is how quickly cannabidiol, aka CBD, is rising through the ranks and establishing itself as a common cultural term.

CBD has had a renaissance in the past few years. As more states make the push to fully legalize marijuana, dispensaries continue to pop up containing a dizzying (not literally, though) array of CBD products for people to take in various forms. It’s proven to be a versatile compound.

It hasn’t been able to prove much else, though. That’s because notoriously anti-weed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in addition to insisting authorities pursue marijuana cases, classified cannabis as a schedule 1 drug, a classification the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) uses for drugs they say have “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” There’s minimal actual proof of the abuse potential, but this classification has made it much harder to research the benefits of CBD.

Still, with some studies out there suggesting medical benefits, and others trying to get off the ground, CBD is here to stay for now. So… what is it?

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol is found on both marijuana plants and hemp plants, one of over 100 cannabinoids that have been found on cannabis plants to date. Unlike what THC does due to its psychoactive nature, CBD doesn’t get you high.

What it does have in common with THC, though, is that because they are both cannabinoids they impact our bodies and minds using cannabinoid receptors. These are a part of the endocannabinoid system inside the human body, which affects a number of different physiological processes. These receptors, to date found primarily in the nervous and immune systems, are what the CBD interacts with to give you the effects.

Not only does CBD not give users the high THC does, some studies suggest it may work to counteract some of the more negative THC effects, like paranoia and heightened anxiety. For this reason, often people that are looking for legal weed with THC will look for a strain with a solid THC to CBD ratio, chasing an ideal, centered high.

CBD Effects

CBD has a lot of effects you wouldn’t necessarily associate with marijuana at first glance, but there’s actually medical basis for it. For example, studies have shown that cannabidiol can actually have anti-inflammatory effects, which can have impacts on several different conditions. Other studies have focused on CBD having antipsychotic effects on the brain. CBD is said to have neuroprotective properties as well, beneficial to the nervous system and the brain.

Encouragingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report in November 2017 that said that despite the classification as a Schedule 1 drug, so far “there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” The report suggested certain side effects like vomiting and fatigue, but determined it was likely due to other drugs it interacted with during medical studies.

Ultimately, the report suggested that although there are not a large number of studies that could provide more definitive results, what tests have been done found a lot of medical benefits with little harm.

What Are CBD’s Medical Benefits?

CBD’s rapid ascension in popularity is predominately due to the fact that it has the potential to provide a variety of medical benefits for a surprisingly diverse array of problems. Many of these deal with pain relief, but there are plenty of other uses.

Remember the anti-inflammatory properties CBD has? That may be able to help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Studies that have posited this have similarly suggested that the anti-inflammatory nature can help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, as well as inflammation that flares up as a result of hepatitis and bowel disorders like Crohn’s disease and colitis.

 

WHO’s report also suggests that CBD’s neuroprotective effects could potentially provide therapeutic treatment not just to multiple sclerosis, but perhaps Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease as well. It’s certainly possible and what little studies have been done on it suggests beneficial components, but unfortunately there has not been much official research done.

As some foundations and universities attempt to put more effort and money into what studies can be done considering federal laws, other disorders are getting studied as well – a number of clinical trials were recently announced to try to determine whether CBD is safe and effective for treating symptoms for children with severe autism.

The most prominent diseases and disorders CBD has been said to help, though, are epilepsy, anxiety disorders, and cancer.

CBD and Epilepsy

Cannabidiol’s medical benefits for epilepsy are likely the most notably studied ones – probably cause it has shown itself to be so effective for rare and severe epileptic disorders.

In 2017, the New England Journal of Medicine published the findings of a study focusing on CBD’s effects on Dravet syndrome, a rare and particularly dangerous epilepsy disorder found in children. Scientists found CBD to be exceptionally effective at lowering the frequency of seizures in patients – remarkable considering the genetic mutation of Dravet syndrome makes the seizures difficult to treat with medication.

CBD and Anxiety

Not content to be physically therapeutic, CBD has shown itself to have many mentally therapeutic benefits, none more so than it’s relief for those suffering from anxiety. Anti-anxiety drugs are known as anxiolytics, and studies done regarding CBD and a number of anxiety-related disorder have found that it has some anxiolytic capabilities as well.

The anti-anxiety benefits aren’t just relegated to general anxiety disorders – though if you’re searching for studies relating to them, there are plenty. Other studies have examined its effects on those suffering from depression. Others focused on anxiety relief for children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One study, published in 2015, found positive effects not only for the aforementioned disorder, but panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder as well.

 

CBD and Cancer

There have been many studies suggesting that marijuana and cannabidiol can be helpful in relieving problems arising from cancer treatment, such as nausea, vomiting, and pain caused by chemotherapy. But the potential CBD has for cancer treatment may be far greater than that. Some studies examined CBD use in breast cancer patients and found that it was actually inhibiting breast cancer cells from proliferating.

Should CBD ever get taken off the list of Schedule 1 drugs, further examining its role in helping cancer treatment may be what scientists will be most interested in studying.

How is CBD Used?

CBD offers quite a few benefits, so it’s only fitting that there are as many, if not more ways to get it into your system. Here are just a few of the ways you can take CBD.

Vape. It’s not 2014 anymore, you’re not gonna get made fun of for having a vape. CBD oils or wax concentrates can be used to vape CBD.

Tinctures. You can also use CBD oil by itself, often with tinctures taken by putting two droplets under your tongue.

Food. Chocolates, cookies, gummies, brownies – CBD enthusiasts are always looking for a new edible to try.

Drinks. A few coffee shops in states where cannabis is legal or decriminalized have been known to offer CBD coffee and tea. Some breweries on the west coast have CBD beer available, with cocktails available in select bars.

Dog treats. Well, you shouldn’t be eating them. But some dispensaries sell dog treats made from CBD-rich hemp meant to help pets with anxiety and/or pain.

Skin care products. These can be surprisingly practical. Skin care products that have CBD can be used for pain relief, acne treatment, wrinkles, or just relaxing therapeutic purposes.

Beauty products. Similarly, there is CBD shampoo, makeup, deodorant, and bath bombs designed to keep you clean and keep you relaxed.

These are, of course, available in states with some form of legal CBD. The only states where CBD is entirely illegal Idaho, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska. If you live in any of the other states, research state-specific CBD laws first. It can vary.

Attribution:

https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/health/what-is-cbd-14578964 article by Steve Fiorillo

More CBD Health Benefits

Can You Expect to Get Joint-Pain Free with CBD?

Will CBD oil relieve your arthritis joint pain and stiffness within 7 days time without the need for Drugs?

Why are so many people claiming they are joint pain free now after starting to use CBD oil on a regular basis? Can you too, live joint-pain free without the use of over the counter or prescription drugs?


This transformation is truly amazing in Leslea Kent’s story in the above video.

A Smattering of Case Studies

Back in 2011, a study found that CBD helped to reduce inflammatory pain in rats by affecting the way pain receptors respond to stimuli. A 2014 testimonial noted that in animal studies to date, CBD had revealed assurance as an efficient therapy for OA (osteoarthritis). A 2016 research study discovered that the topical application of CBD had the prospect to eliminate discomfort and swelling related to joint inflammation. A 2017 study found that CBD might be a safe and useful treatment for OA joint pain.

Many people out there would like some relief from their arthritis and I should point out that in the summer of 2015 the Canadian arthritis society funded a three-year research grant to a Dalhousie University researcher to determine if marijuana can relieve pain or repair arthritic joint pain.  Pain detecting nerves are covered with cannabinoid receptors and according to researcher Jason MacDougall, cannabinoids control the firing of pain signals from the joint to the brain by sticking themselves to nerve receptors. In another controlled study conducted by the Royal National Hospital for rheumatic diseases in the UK, it was revealed that cannabinoids provide statistically significant improvements in pain, on movement pain, stiffness related pain, and at rest and the quality of sleep.

How to Use CBD for Arthritis and Joint Pain

Use CBD oil sublingually for 10 seconds. With head back and mouth open, just lift up your tongue and squeeze the dropper to release the oil under there. Close your mouth and lean forward. You will get the hang of it. If you are not super impatient, you will do this for 30 seconds. Digestion begins in the mouth.  Honestly, the oil takes a bit of time for most people. We now know of 50+ people that have reported consistent use of CBD oil took them 1-3 weeks to see a difference. It is more subtle than taking an over the counter or prescription drug. That is why some also recommend the addition of applying an external CBD cream that can work more immediately. By using the oil, the Inflammation slowly diminishes over time until one day you realize, “holy ____ I don’t feel as stiff.” This is really the opposite of the “just take a pill” approach. If you just try it for a month and you will really have a better understanding of what CBD can offer you. The CBD on offer here and  in the link below can be tried completely risk free for 90 days and is returnable for a purchase price refund if you don’t think it works for you.

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Cannabis as Food

Does Cannabis Have a Legitimate Food Value?

What is the true food value of Cannabis? Did you know that Hemp seeds contain all 20 essential amino acids including the 9 our bodies cannot produce on their own?

Hemp seed oil consists of approximately 10 percent saturated fatty acids. The bulk of hemp seed oil, around 60 percent, consists of the polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid called linoleic acid. One more omega-6 fat that hemp seed oil includes is of gamma-linolenic acid, although only 5 percent of the oil contains this type of omega-6. Lastly, hemp seed oil includes approximately 15 percent of the polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid understood as alpha-linolenic acid. Within hemp seed oil, the ratio between omega-6 to omega-3 equals 3:1, or perhaps somewhat less, depending upon the plant strain. This positive ratio helps to compensate, somewhat, for the general overuse of omega-6 fats in most American’s diets.

An excellent way to enjoy the nutritional worth of the hemp plant are through hemp seeds! Hemp seeds are tasty raw just by themselves. They can be ground into flour or sprouted or pressed to make hemp milk. You can use them to make tea, or in baking. Hemp seeds are just one of the planet’s best resources of conveniently digestible, high-quality protein. This hemp healthy protein is outstanding due to the fact that, as most of us understand, proteins are amongst the body’s most needed crucial nutrients. They can support the development of lean muscle mass and repair tissue. The main percentage of protein, 65% is of the high-quality Edistin variety, making hemp one of the highest possible vegan source of this essential protein that’s needed for immune system wellness. The final 35% consists of albumin protein. Hemp’s digestible healthy proteins are quickly assimilated into the gut. Hemp protein is likewise an excellent choice if you’re allergic to the more common sources of vegetable protein like soy or conventional non-vegan dairy products.

Nutrition Facts about Hemp Seeds

 

 

Hemp Seeds

 

Hemp seeds are technically nuts and are also called hemp hearts. They come from the hemp plant and belong to the same species as cannabis or marijuana. However, hemp seeds do not have the same effects as cannabis as they have only traces of THC, the active compound in marijuana.  Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritious seeds on the planet. Hemp seeds have been grown for several years as a source of edible seeds, oil, fiber, lubricant and fuel.

 

How Many Grams of Protein Do Hemp Seeds Have in a Serving?

Hemp seeds are considered to be a complete protein. They are one of the best vegetarian sources of protein and are quite easy for the body to digest and absorb. 100 grams of shelled hemp seeds contain 37 grams of protein, 45 grams of fat and 580 calories.

 

How to Consume Hemp Seeds?

Hemp seeds have a mild nutty flavor and you can eat the shelled seeds or the hemp hearts by themselves as a snack or sprinkle them on any dish to enhance the nutrition. You can sprinkle them onto your cereals, smoothies, salads or yogurt. You can blend hemp seeds with water to make hemp milk that you can use instead of dairy milk in beverages and other recipes. The hemp oil can be used to drizzle over grilled vegetables, popcorn, whole wheat pasta or used to make salad dressings.

 

Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are extremely nutritious and a great source of protein and essential fatty acids. They contain all 20 essential amino acids and the 9 essential amino acids that our body cannot manufacture, which makes hemp seeds a complete protein. Hemp seeds are a great source of vitamin E and minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, potassium and sulfur. This “superfood” helps to improve cardiovascular health, metabolism, digestion and balance hormones.33 34 35 36 37 38.

The excerpt above is from https://dublue.com/test-the-ultimate-high-protein-foods-list

Here to find out about more Hemp and CBD Benefits

Israel & Cannabis

Israel & Cannabis

Why Does this tiny Country Dominate the Cannabis World? In the following article, find out the 5 main reasons why Israel is in the forefront for cannabis research in these areas: hybridization, hydroponics, decriminalization, accessibility, & accurate dosage delivery....

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What is CBD & How to use it?

What is CBD & How to use it?

Its seems like of all the questions people ask, "What is CBD and how is it used?,"  is the most often asked. I found this great article in the Street that really nails it and wanted to share it with you all. In it the author breaks down the mechanics and beauty of how...

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Surprising Story Reveals People Ditching Medications for CBD Products

This story appeared first here:

Survey: Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop Taking Traditional Medicines

The largest survey on cannabidiol or CBD usage to date found that women were more likely than men to use CBD. Once they started using it, were likely to drop their traditional medicine. A new survey from Brightfield Group and HelloMD covered 2,400 of HelloMD’s community of 150,000 members. They did a deep dive into the usage of CBD products and their effectiveness. HelloMD is an online community that brings together doctors and cannabis patients…  is how the article starts out- read more.

CBD/cannabidiol continues to get traction in the consciousness of individuals for a simple reason. When people find out how effective CBD is for them, they too want to try it out on what ails them. Then when they see and feel the results for themselves, it gives them confidence to stop using traditional pharmaceutical drugs that don’t work as well or have unpleasant side effects.

The survey summarized that roughly “66% of CBD users indicated that CBD products are either ‘more effective’ or ‘much more effective’ in relieving their medical conditions than are over-the-counter (OTC) products.”  Further, “[a]pproximately 52% of this consumer group indicated that their CBD products are either ‘more effective’ or ‘much more effective’ in relieving medical conditions than are prescription medications.” full article

 

The following video is of an interview with a woman who has ditched traditional medicine for cannabidiol snacks.

 

The video above, from a different source than the article above and linked below, highlights the use of CBD as medication to reduce swelling, pain reduction and seizure mitigation. These curative claims are not supported by the DEA or FDA.

There continues to be confusion in reporting where CBD is derived from, as noted in the video above. Cannabidiol can be derived from one of two sources. CBD can be derived from marijuana and will contain THC which is still considered a Class 1 substance (drug) and is illegal in most states. CBD derived from industrial hemp has less than .03% THC and is legal in all 50 states if grown and harvested per the law.

Link to this story referred to in the video follows where it first appeared: CDB Edibles long list of health benefits

Finally, if you spend any time at all searching the term, CBD Benefits, you will see articles claiming you should only take CBD with no THC, or the reverse that your blend should contain both. Still others tout the benefits of isolates while some voices promote the full spectrum effect of getting all the cannabinoids, terpenes and phyto-nutrients possible.

In her article

CBD vs. THC: Main Differences

from August of 2017, Jessica Lewis wrote about the differences in the forms of Hemp oil available and the potential benefits of using different blends for different applications.

There are various levels of combinations of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenoids that offer benefits to the human body such as the following: dilating blood vessels, protecting damaged brain cells, stimulating bone growth, killing certain kinds of cancer cells, controlling muscle spasticity, preventing seizure, killing viruses and bacteria. And there are just a few of their benefits for the body.

The combination of the varying levels of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenoids seems to make the most efficient medicine for particular symptoms and diseases. On the other hand, the isolated components appear to be less effective but still therapeutic.

Cannabis has been proven to ease general pain, nausea, chemo-induced neuropathy and it also increases appetite and reverses wasting. It is also very efficient in healing damaged brain cells, controlling muscle spasms and seizures, and protecting against the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s and it’s also a very effective antioxidant.   Read article here.

So if you are looking for the best way to treat an issue you may be having, you can see from these articles that finding the right blend, concentration, and purity are the essentials to a great CBD product.

What we take and believe to be one of the best full spectrum CBD products available.

Click to find out about the many other Benefits of using CBD Oil

 

 

Questions Questions Questions About Cannabidiol

Questions Questions Questions About Cannabidiol

Learning to Ask the Right Questions

I’m creating this post about the most asked questions online about cannabidiol to hopefully find the best answers here in a valiant effort to dispel confusion and ignorance around the subject. You may be thinking that’s a rather grandiose assumption. I would have to agree. Well I guess I should say to make an “attempt”.  Actually this is an exercise in dispelling my own ignorance around the subject. It seemed to me that it might be nice to have a reference in one place to find reliable information to quickly get up to speed without having to search around so much.

In attempting (to try) to create good content for my readers about hemp & cannabidiol I realize there is already a bunch of really good stuff out there by some very smart individuals. I’ll continue to search, review and curate the most relevant of that stuff here and in other posts for others to also keep abreast of the science, research, news and legal developments in the world of cannabis/cannabidiol.

This will be a work in progress so please don’t expect the answers to all populate at once. Also I’m a great believer in the question sometimes being more important than the immediate answer. Asking the right question about something before we make a decision around something helps our brains figure things out for us that would otherwise not even enter our minds. These will be listed out as a place to not only find answers but hopefully help others frame questions they simply might not have thought of before. The questions that have been made into links will take you to existing posts on this site & elsewhere that have already dealt with this question.

One more thing, I invite others to add to this list of questions and answers! Your input will help make this a better resource. Please put them in the comments below. Thanks in advance.

Cannabidiol Questions:

These will be categorized by type of question, ie: is, how, who, what, when, where, why etc

Can cannabidiol get you high?  Quick answer is No, never, but it can make you feel relaxed and focused.
Can cannabidiol cure cancer? Need more data but there are a growing number of positive case studies.
Can cannabidiol reverse autism? Reverse, probably not. Others have claimed a reduction in symptoms.
Can you vape cannabidiol? Yes
Can you smoke cannabidiol oil? You can but why?

How much cannabidiol is in hemp oil? Depends on a lot. Extraction method, strain of plant,
How much cannabidiol should I take? 10mg per day is an average maintenance dose- go higher depending on need
How is cannabidiol metabolized? CBD is subjected to a significant first-pass effect; however, unlike THC, a large proportion of the dose is excreted unchanged in the feces [More than 65% is excreted in the feces, ca. 20% being eliminated in the urine. From NCBI
How to get cannabidiol? There are many sources these days for CBD but we think the best source at this time is here.
How to extract cannabidiol from hemp?
How to prescribe cannabidiol?
How to separate cannabidiol?
How to synthesize cannabidiol?
How to get cannabidiol oil?

If I take cannabidiol will I pass a drug test?   “Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiols or other legal natural hemp based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest this product. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practitioner, drug screening\testing company or employer.”

Is cannabidiol oil legal?    Yes when derived from industrial hemp with no THC present.
Is cannabidiol a controlled substance? Yes, when derived from marijuana, according to Federal Statute, because of the presence of THC. In some states where Marijuana is legal, CBD derived from marijuana strains of cannabis is legal in that state for adults. The issue is confusing because the differences in state and federal laws and the difference between hemp and marijuana, both members of cannabis sativa family.

What is cannabidiol cbd?

What are the benefits of using Cannabidiol?
What does cannabinoid mean?
What does cannabidiol feel like?
What is cannabidiol used to treat?
What does cannabidiol do to the body?
What contains cannabidiol?
What states is cannabidiol legal?
What plants have cannabidiol? all 50 states if derived from industrial hemp
What plants contain cannabidiol?
What schedule is cannabidiol?
What is cannabinoid cannabidiol?
What is the youngest age a person can take cannabidiol safely?

When was cannabidiol discovered?

Where is cannabidiol legal?
Where does cannabidiol come from?
Where is cannabidiol found?  Basically, cannabinoids happen naturally in the hemp/cannabis plant. There are many compounds (cannabinoids) of which Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC are the two most well known. Together they are accountable for the advantages & disadvantages of clinical cannabis as well as industrial hemp-based items.
Where to buy cannabidiol products?

Why is cannabidiol illegal?
Why is cannabidiol so expensive?

Videos about the many uses for Hemp

The Amazing Variety of Uses for the Lowly Hemp Plant

Even though this site is by definition, all about CBD/Cannabidiol, I am fascinated by the variety of uses the oils, seeds, stalks, and pulp of the hemp plant can be put to. From textiles to make fabric, clothing and rope to industrial uses like fiberglass and solar panels, as well as building materials all with amazing properties and uses. The plant produces seeds and oils that are healthy for human consumption on a cellular level as well as nutritionally. The plant itself is a cannabinoid factory that also happens to be drout and bug resistant. The plant pulls toxins out of the soil and leaves nutrients in- ideal for crop rotation. Hemp is an ideal source of fuel and enery as well.

 

These videos are a sampling of some of the uses the cannabis hemp plant can be put to apart from our main theme of Hemp CBD oil.

A Vast Hemp Marketplace

Benefits of Farming Hemp

 

WW2 Hemp Film

 

Building With Hemp Prt 1

Processing Hemp

Hemp Superfood

Building With Hemp Prt 2

Hemp Replacing Soy as Superfood

Hemp & the Automotive Industry

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

Everything you always wanted to know about the ECS  but were afraid to ask.

The Endocannabinoid system was only discovered in the past 25 years but the impact of that discovery has revolutionized brain science and furthered the scientific understanding of the human nervous, endocrine, metabolic, immune etc systems. The following article from MedicalMarijuanainc.com goes into the history and details about its discovery and how it works.

Have you ever wondered how cannabinoids interact with your body? The answer is through the endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating balance in our body’s immune response, communication between cells, appetite and metabolism, memory, and more. In spite of the integral role this system takes on, until recently it remained an unknown part of the human body’s functions.

Named for the plant that inspired its discovery, the endocannabinoid system is important to your overall health and equilibrium, but its importance is only just becoming understood by the medical community. It is through this system that the naturally occurring cannabinoids from medical marijuana interact with our bodies and trigger its beneficial effects. With the potential to greatly affect the way our bodies work, a healthy endocannabinoid system is essential and it’s key that we recognize how to maintain it.

The History of the Endocannabinoid System

Across cultures and building through the 19th century, extractions of the cannabis plant were widely used for a number of medicinal purposes. However, following practical prohibition of the cannabis plant in 1937 by the U.S. government for fear of abuse of its psychoactive properties, the medical use, experimentation, and study of cannabis were eliminated, stalling the progress of our understanding of the endocannabinoid system and the possible medical effects of cannabis. For nearly 50 years, marijuana fell from popular pharmacopeia and was labelled as illicit in the minds of Americans.

Then the endocannabinoid system was defined in the early 1990’s when Lisa Matsuda announced that her team at the National Institute of Mental Health had first identified a THC-sensitive receptor in lab rat brains.  Source: The Endocannabinoid System – An Overview

How Do Cannabinoids Actually Work on the Human Nervous System?

The most interesting aspect of the cannabis plant is the number of cannabinoids that it produces and that support and improve human health. Why do these receptors exist in the human system at all and how is it possible that this plant contains the molecules that connect to these receptors?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenouslipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the mammalian central nervous system (including the brain) and peripheral nervous system. The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including fertility,[1]pregnancy,[2] during pre– and postnatal development,[3]appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating the pharmacological effects of cannabis.[4][5] The ECS is also involved in mediating some of the physiological and cognitive effects of voluntary physical exercise in humans and other animals, such as contributing to exercise-induced euphoria as well as modulating locomotor activity and motivational salience for rewards.[6][7][8][9] In humans, the plasma concentration of certain endocannabinoids (i.e., anandamide) have been found to rise during physical activity;[6][7] since endocannabinoids can effectively penetrate the blood–brain barrier, it has been suggested that anandamide, along with other euphoriant neurochemicals, contributes to the development of exercise-induced euphoria in humans, a state colloquially referred to as a runner’s high.[6][7]

Two primary endocannabinoid receptors have been identified: CB1, first cloned in 1990; and CB2, cloned in 1993. CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues, and are the main molecular target of the endocannabinoid ligand (binding molecule), Anandamide, as well as its mimetic phytocannabinoid, THC. One other main endocannabinoid is 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) which is active at both cannabinoid receptors, along with its own mimetic phytocannabinoid, CBD. 2-AG and CBD are involved in the regulation of appetite, immune system functions and pain management.[10][11][12]

 

CBD and Pets

This lion needs some cbd cannabidiol

I’m roaring for my CBD

I Want my CBD!

Consumers starting to see traditional CBD oil items marketed for a unique member of their household, the family pet, leads them to ask, “Should I be offering CBD to my cat & dog?” The answer is a resounding, YES! CBD is good for pets, too.

You want the best for your family pet and to preserve vitality and health for as long as feasible. The clock is always ticking but there are methods to help him keep up his pep, well into his adult years. Research around the world is showing that natural phytocannabinoid oil might be just as beneficial for inflammation, seizures, anxiety, generalized discomfort, as well as nausea the same as it is for human beings.

Our CBDPURE for Pets oil is hemp based and also currently available in a 100mg concentration. Given that we use the purest components, you can rest assured that you”ll be receiving one of the most optimally potent tinctures offered, for optimum effectiveness.

Yes. Pet’s can benefit from CBD the same way as humans.

It is possible to supplement your pets system with CBD, equally as you would certainly enhance your own. That is because all mammals, have an endocannabinoid system, the bodily system with which cannabinoids interact, meaning that your pet can likely benefit from CBD in much the same ways as humans.

How Does CBD Oil Work In Pets?

CBD hemp oil’s benefits originate from CBD’s capability to affect the body’s normal regulatory processes by engaging with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is accountable for maintaining homeostasis within the body– the pipeline of communication between cells, the body’s immune feedback, as well as functions like cravings, sleep, and also metabolic rate. Since of the similarity between the bodies of human beings and various other mammals, lots of animal caregivers have actually started utilizing industrial CBD-infused products for their family pets.

Called after the plant that brought its discovery, the endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors situated throughout the body. Short-term all-natural endocannabinoid substances are manufactured as needed by the body to preserve homeostasis, to create a stable internal setting. When these interior communications drag slower than the body’s needs due to aging, fatigue or stress, supplementing with extra CBD can assist. Research likewise would recommend that supplementing your pets diet with CBD can coax the body to grow better connections, so natural body produced cannabinoids will function better.

CBD has become the cannabinoid of choice for many customers to give their pets because it is non-toxic and well tolerated in mammals.

You can Easily make CBD-Infused Pet Treats with this Recipe

Gather Ingredients:

2 teaspoons of CBD oil
2/3 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour or gluten free flour of choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Instructions:

– In one bowl, Mix together peanut butter, honey, CBD oil, coconut oil, and chicken broth.

– In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.

– Now mix dry ingredients into bowl with wet until a consistent texture is reached.

– Roll or press dough out to about 1/4” inch thick on flour dusted surface.

– Use any cookie cutter to shape treats and place cut out treats on a parchment lined baking sheet.

– Roll out leftover dough again to cut out as many treats as possible.

– Bake for 14-16 minutes, transferring to a cooling rack after baking.

– Makes about 40 to 50 treats.

This lion needs some cbd cannabidiol

I’m roaring for my CBD

Why Should You Care What Cannabidiol is?

Do you know what makes CBD work? The medicinal potential of this cannabinoid may surprise you. Here’s pretty much everything you’ve ever needed to know about CBD.

Before you run out and buy CBD Oil Cannabidiol, you may want to find out about it’s effects on the human/animal metabolism and nervous system. Is it actually legal in your state? (It is if derived from industrial hemp) What are the undisputed benefits and what makes this stuff suitable for you? You may also want to read some unbiased reviews (if any really exist) and find out for yourself what all the noise is about with CBD. And what about CBD derived from marijuana?

Here’s a great article from Anna Wilcox in from 2016 in Herb.co for some great insight into CBD…

“Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike the more famous molecule, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely nonpsychoactive.

Don’t expect to get “high” off of this organic chemical, however. CBD is all relaxation without intoxication.

While CBD still has an effect on your body, consuming CBD by itself isn’t going to send you on the cerebral adventure associated with THC. For decades, medical professionals and the general public overlooked CBD because psychoactive cannabis took center stage.”

Read more: CBD: Everything You Need To Know About Cannabidiol

And for a extremely quick and dirty breakdown of CBD read this popular article from Leaf Science called 10 Facts about CBD… I do need to point out that point #10 is not completely accurate. CBD is not illegal if derived from Industrial Hemp, at least not in the U.S.. The author is correct to say CBD derived from marijuana is still illegal in some states and countries.

“1. CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis

CBD is one of over 113 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied.

CBD and THC levels tend to vary among different plants. Marijuana grown for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD, but high-CBD strains are also available.

2. CBD is non-psychoactive

Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high. While many people enjoy the marijuana high, health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects.

CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same receptors as THC. These CB1 receptors are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC.”

full article

Finally for some further review, please check out the videos below that reveal some more facts and ongoing studies into the emerging benefits of using cannabidiol CBD hemp oil.

What Is CBD and Is It Addictive?