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Q&A: "Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking CBD?"

Posted by Chris Howard on

It’s not uncommon for customers to ask us, “Is it safe to drink while I’m taking CBD?” The short answer is “Yes, but you may get drunk more quickly than you’re used to. If you want to avoid this effect, you may want to wait until after drinking to take the CBD.”

The long answer delves into the pharmacology of drug metabolism, dopamine and reward, and emerging research elucidating CBD’s broad range of effects. 

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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome: Could CBD be the Silver Bullet?

Posted by Chris Howard on

CBD presents an astounding array of potential benefits to those in recovery from addiction: alleviating symptoms associated with post-acute withdrawals, managing triggers, and helping individuals cease behaviors that predict relapse. Many people already use CBD to manage pain, stress, and a variety of physical and psychological disorders. If you are in recovery from addiction, and in light of all the evidence supporting the use of CBD to assist in the recovery process, why wouldn’t you add CBD to your toolkit?

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FDA Request for Public Comments on CBD and Cannabis Medical Benefits - Please Share Your Experience by April 23rd

Posted by Corey Hartley on

Do you have an opinion on the benefits and efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD), medical cannabis, and/or cannabis extracts? The Food and Drug Administration is currently requesting public comment until April 23rd! You personally now have an opportunity to tell the government your experiences - please share your story and any evidence you can provide to back up your claims at the link below:

FDA request for comments on CBD and Cannabis medical benefits until April 23rd here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA-2018-N-1072-0001

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Get Involved: CBD Clinical Trials

Posted by Corey Hartley on

Research into the effects of cannabinoids, including cannabidiol, continues to progress into exploring an astonishing variety of systems and disorders. Although government restrictions on cannabis research hindered advancement until very recently, currently research has been blooming. If you would like to take part in this research and further our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying the relief provided by the endocannabinoid system - check out the current clinical trials involving CBD. Many are currently recruiting participants all across the country - you could get involved!

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CBD and Addiction

Posted by Melinda Bloch on

Addiction can come in many shapes, forms and degrees of severity. Addiction refers to wanting something despite the consequences. You can be mildly addicted to exercise and just push your body too far and end up fatigued day after day. Someone addicted to illicit or prescription drugs can have a worse time because even if they decide to stop, they start to experience withdrawal. Often times the symptoms of withdrawal can be life threatening such as increased risk of heart attacks, seizures, hallucinations, depression, difficulty breathing and delirium. As the opioid epidemic plagues most of America, patients are already trying to quit their...

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