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4 Important Things to Know About CBD

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4 Important Things to Know About CBD

CBD is an organic chemical (cannabinoid) derived from cannabis and hemp. Cannabidiol is one of many cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. Research shows CBD may offer relief for a wide range of conditions. From stress relief to anxiety, here are four key things you need to know about CBD. CBD is Non-psychoactive THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most popular cannabinoid. It is responsible for the plant’s mind-altering effects. However, THC is not the only cannabinoid in cannabis. CBD is another primary cannabinoid. However, it produces very different effects. Cannabidiol is non-psychoactive. Hence while you will never feel “high” when consuming CBD....

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Does CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?

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Does CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?

Concerned CBD lovers can breathe a sigh of relief if they are concerned about a CBD drug test. The short answer to this question is no, CBD will not show up on a drug test. Although you will fail a drug test for cannabis if you consume tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the primary psychoactive in the cannabis plant. It’s the compound that causes the classic cannabis “high” as well as bringing its own set of medicinal benefits. The most common drug test is a urinalysis. Urinalysis checks urine for drug metabolites, not a particular substance itself. A metabolite is a...

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CBD for Epilepsy? The Current Science on CBD for Seizure Control

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CBD for Epilepsy? The Current Science on CBD for Seizure Control

If you’ve come this far you’ve no doubt heard about people using cannabis-derived CBD for epilepsy. Does it really work? What have scientists found so far about using CBD for seizure control? Each year approximately 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with epilepsy. In fact, 1 in 26 people will experience recurring seizures during their lifetime. While the seizures themselves are usually not harmful, the danger lies in the complications that can occur. Depending on where or what someone is doing when a seizure strikes, there is a risk of sustaining serious injuries such as a head injury, broken bones, or even...

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10 Things You Never Knew About Cannabis Roots

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10 Things You Never Knew About Cannabis Roots

No part of the cannabis plant is useless. While the buds and leaves usually take center stage, it turns out there are more to the roots than what many of us assumed. In fact, people have been incorporating cannabis roots into medicine for thousands of years. Check out these 10 things you probably never knew about cannabis roots! #1) Long history of medicinal usage The first recorded use of cannabis root as medicine dates back to roughly 2700 BCE in the Pên Ts’ao ching. Translated as The Classic of Herbal Medicine, this ancient Chinese text by the Emperor Shen-nung mentions that...

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What's the Difference: Hemp CBD vs. Cannabis CBD

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What's the Difference: Hemp CBD vs. Cannabis CBD

With the explosion of CBD products in the last few years, and with plenty more on the horizon, it can be hard to know which ones work best for you, or even what the differences between them are. While the 2018 Farm Bill has legalized the cultivation of hemp and hemp-derived CBD, regulations on CBD products as well as customer education are lagging behind. One area which can be extra confusing is the difference between consuming CBD products made from hemp and CBD products made from cannabis. It might even be a surprise to learn there’s a difference. However, knowing the...

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