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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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How Might Cannabidiol Impact Schizophrenia?

Posted by Seth B on

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that has shown possible benefits in studies on a variety of animal models of mental health, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Researchers have likewise also begun to examine CBD's potential utility with schizophrenia. Recently, we discussed a CBD clinical trial for schizophrenic individuals being conducted by a pharmaceutical firm, which could go a long way toward advancing our knowledge about CBD. In this post we will provide some more details on the science behind CBD and schizophrenia. Furthermore, recent medical studies on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which has been shown as a potential therapeutic target...

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Key Differences Between CBD and THC

Posted by Leah Concialdi on

  We all choose to consume cannabinoids for different reasons. Some people take CBD as a daily supplement and others take it because it helps ease the side effects of various conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain, and beyond. Some people consume marijuana for recreational purposes and the “high” and others for its medicinal properties. Regardless of your personal reasons, it can be confusing to take inventory on exactly what THC and CBD do and their key differences. If you’re seeking out CBD for medical purposes or as a supplement, often times you don’t want the high associated with...

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Is Cannabidiol an Option for People with OCD?

Posted by Seth B on

Most people, at one time or another, have decided that they needed to hit the lock button on their car key a second time, or have double-checked to make sure they locked the front door before leaving their home. Sometimes, though, certain behaviors can become compulsions that people feel they have to perform, sometimes even in order to prevent a catastrophe from happening to them or their loved ones. When a person can't control their disturbing thoughts or stop these behaviors, they may have a mental health condition known as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).   According to the International OCD Foundation,...

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Cannabidiol as a Supplement for People with Parkinson's Disease

Posted by Seth B on

Updated 02/26/2018 New Studies  Parkinson's disease is a growing health risk in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control has stated that Parkinson's entered the 15 leading causes of death in the United States as of 2012. They have also reported that this disease's mortality rate has been increasing significantly each year, with people becoming more likely to develop it as they get older. According to the Parkinson Association, there are at least 60,000 new cases of the condition in the United States each year. The way that Parkinson's disease develops is not well-understood, meaning that treatment for this...

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