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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 oil and Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Sydney Parrish on

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that can potentially disable the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the immune system attacks the protective coating that covers nerve fibers and causes communication confusion between the brain and the rest of the body. Eventually, the nerves can deteriorate or become permanently damaged, resulting the loss of ability to walk in severe cases. Unfortunately, there is no cure for MS, but there are treatments that can help speed recovery from attacks. Corticosteroids and plasma exchange are the most popular treatments. However, side effects to those treatments may include insomnia, increased blood pressure, mood...

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Groundbreaking Study Examines CBD and Autism in Humans

Posted by Seth B on

Autism spectrum disorders are one of the most common developmental disabilities, impacting perhaps 1% of people around the globe, according to the Centers for Disease Control. At the same time, it remains one of the most mysterious health issues, as many people with autism can lead fully functional lives, while others require significant assistance from family, friends, and caregivers. Fortunately for people with autism, there are researchers like Ari Aran, who are on the forefront of conducting trials to determine revolutionary new ways that autism and its symptoms could be addressed. Dr. Aran, who heads the pediatric department of Jerusalem's...

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DEA Keeps Marijuana a Schedule I Drug

Posted by Nate Hemmert on

Marijuana advocates had hoped that the numerous states adopting medical marijuana laws might soften the Federal stance on the drug, but as of late last week, those hopes are now a sunken ship. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced early Thursday that it will keep marijuana illegal for any purpose. It will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act – determined by the Food and Drug Administration to have no medical use and a high potential for abuse. States that allow marijuana for medical use, or legalize recreational use, remain in defiance of Federal law. The announcement, published Friday...

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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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