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Is CBD effective for treating bipolar disorder?

For some people with mental illness, prescription medications like SSRIs can be a lifeline. For others, the mixture of chemicals in the system ends in disaster, and that’s why many are now ‘self-medicating’ with CBD.

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Sep

Cannabis gadgets in the heart of tech

When it comes to consuming cannabis, there is seemingly no limit to the ways we can get that endocannabinoid rush. There are hundreds of contraptions to improve and enhance the cannabis experience and more are always in development. To get a sense of the rapidly evolving marijuana consumer product space, it’s important to note that within a matter of years, cannabis concentrate enthusiasts went from titanium nails to PuffCo Peaks and Dipsticks.

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27
Sep

CBD shows therapeutic effects on psychosis

Psychosis is the loss of contact with external reality, meaning that those afflicted with this condition, unaware of their circumstances, can potentially experience delusions, hallucinations, and more.

CBD has already been shown to have an antipsychotic effect in humans, but how and why has remained unclear. But if results of a new study on the therapeutic effects of cannabidiol on psychosis is able to be replicated, it could have extremely important implications in the area of psychiatric treatments.

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Sep

Cannabinoid receptors: What they are and how they work

Cannabinoid receptors are extremely important to our overall well-being, yet they remain shrouded in mystery. Most people are aware of the fact that cannabis has medicinal value, but how it actually works in the body is less than common knowledge; and it has everything to do with these receptors.

Cannabinoid receptors are a class of G protein-coupled cell membrane receptors that make up part of the endocannabinoid system – which is responsible for a diverse range of physiological functions as well as overall homeostasis.

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Arthritis Foundation releases CBD guide

The Arthritis Foundation says it recently consulted leading arthritis and CBD experts to find out what arthritis sufferers should know about cannabidiol in order to create a guide, which has just been released.

According to the Foundation, more than 50 million Americans have arthritis, so it affects a significant chunk of the USA’s population. Cannabidiol has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties in animals and therefore may be useful in treating the condition, which comes in various forms. However, there have been no rigorous clinical studies in human arthritis sufferers to confirm this.

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27
Sep

What you and health professionals should discuss when it comes to CBD

Whenever registered nurse Heather Manus is out and about in public, she can't seem to escape discussions of cannabidiol (CBD), a suddenly ubiquitous compound found in cannabis.

Manus often hears people discussing CBD over lunch, or that someone has started giving CBD products to her dog; another to help with human arthritis. A lot of senior citizens take it regularly, she said, to help with the many aches and pains of a long life. Yet many of these conversations reveal a lack of solid information about CBD and its uses.

Fri
27
Sep

Pot stocks continue to see game changing shifts

The marijuana stock market has been completely reinvented by the companies willing to take the new and best innovative risks. These pot stocks to watch have been working to up the game when it comes to not only new products but new ideas to implement into the pot stock market.

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27
Sep

Blockchain and buds: A South American cannabis company teams up with a bitcoin company

Blockchain company Aeternity has announced it is creating a supply chain management platform with cannabis partner Uruguay Can.

Implementation of the technology will allow Uruguay Can — one of South America’s top producers of medical and recreational cannabis — to register and track strains from seeds to shelves.

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27
Sep

7 signs smokable Hemp Flower is going mainstream

As the demand for CBD continues to grow massively, there’s one product that is catching the attention of a wide range of people. 

Hemp flower is not only proving popular with people interested in the health benefits of CBD, but also recreational cannabis consumers who appreciate its subtle yet relaxing effects. 

In fact, as genetics improve – resulting in higher-quality flower becoming more readily available – ever-increasing numbers of people are quite simply falling in love with hemp flower. And the way things are looking, it’s only going to increase.   

Fri
27
Sep

How you can start making money from hemp

Hemp, the versatile planet from which we extract CBD and manufacture fiber, paper and (believe it or not) food, is taking the market by storm. With demand currently higher than supply, now is the best time to start profiting. But before you start farming the sought-after crop, here are some crucial things you need to know.

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