Is More CBD Better? The Science Behind CBD Dosing for Anxiety and Other Conditions

In 2015, the National Institute of Health allotted $21.2 million of its $111 million cannabinoid research budget towards projects exploring the medicinal potential of these compounds. These projects proposed to manipulate the body’s endocannabinoid system, either by modifying endocannabinoids or with phytocannabinoids from the cannabis plant.

While the primary psychoactive phytocannabinoid, delta 9-THC, has acknowledged medicinal value, cannabidiol (CBD) is widely known for its broad range of potential medicinal uses. In recognition of CBD’s vast potential, over $9 million in grants were awarded in 2015 to fund CBD-specific medicinal research. Continue reading “Is More CBD Better? The Science Behind CBD Dosing for Anxiety and Other Conditions”

32 Gifts People With Anxiety Really Want For The Holidays

“What do you really want for the holidays.”

Here’s what they had to say:

1. “To be able to love myself as much as I love my fiancé. And by love myself, I mean look in the mirror and see me as a person…. in all honesty, I can’t imagine how it would feel, to believe him, when he tells me I’m beautiful.” — Monica J.

2. “A real day of rest. Most people think a day of rest is a day off from work, but with anxiety you don’t get a day off. There is a way to help though. A day of rest is not having to go anywhere, not having to cook, not having to clean and not having to do anything that isn’t restful. I want to curl up in bed with snacks and a book all day with no interruptions, but it never happens. If my friends and family would each spend a few minutes helping to make sure I could do that it would be more priceless than any store bought gift I could receive.” — Erica B. Continue reading “32 Gifts People With Anxiety Really Want For The Holidays”

How FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback Could Hurt Cannabis

Along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3–2 on Thursday to undo government rules that regulate internet service providers, repealing so-called net neutrality regulations amid an outcry from consumer advocates.

Removing protections could stifle cannabis advocacy, hamper small businesses, and prevent medical patients from accessing vital information.

The decision grants broadband companies sweeping control over how Americans access the internet. It removes rules that prohibited providers from blocking websites, slowing access to some services, or charging more for certain content. Continue reading “How FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback Could Hurt Cannabis”

This Holiday Season, Eat Mindful, Not Mindless

family eating holiday dinner

It’s the holidays and for most Americans, that means eating – lots of eating – followed by weight gain and a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.

But why not take a healthier approach to what we eat during this holiday season and beyond?

According to a recent website survey, about 18 percent of people say it’s hard for them to eat healthy because they don’t want to stop eating their favorite foods. The good news is you don’t have to. You can still enjoy your favorite occasional indulgences, but in moderation. It’s all about being mindful of what you eat. Continue reading “This Holiday Season, Eat Mindful, Not Mindless”

Strain of the Week: Cinderella 99

Cinderella 99

What is Cinderella 99?

Cinderella 99, otherwise known as C99, or simply “Cindy,” is a sativa-dominant hybrid bred by Mr. Soul of Brothers Grimm. She’s best known for her potent cerebral high, sweet fruity flavors, and epic yields.  According to Mr. Soul, C99 was created using seeds found in a Sensi branded 2 gram package of Jack Herer purchased at an Amsterdam coffee shop.  Cinderella 99 is very popular with indoor growers because of its short, bushy stature, high yields, short flowering time, and high THC content (up to 23%).  Cindy’s effects are usually described as dreamy, euphoric, and uplifting.

Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Truffles With 3 Flavoring Options

Whip up a batch or two … or all three (we won’t judge) of these luscious chocolate truffles infused with smooth cannabis butter and your choice of three different filling options. Each recipe contains unique yet delectable ingredients so you can elevate while sinking into the luscious flavor possibilities of cocoa and cream. Continue reading “Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Truffles With 3 Flavoring Options”

Veterinarians Want Permission to Research Cannabis for Pets

 

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They’re selling well.

“The ‘Up and Moving’ is for joints and for pain,” he explains. “The ‘Calm and Quiet’ is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety.”

People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there’s little data on whether they work, or if they have harmful side effects. That’s because Washington has been standing in the way of clinical trials, veterinarians and researchers say. Now, a push is underway to have barriers removed, so both pets and people can benefit.

Those barriers have had more than just a chilling effect.

When the federal Drug Enforcement Administration announced last year that even marijuana extracts with CBD and little or no THC — marijuana’s intoxicating component — are an illegal Schedule 1 drug, the University of Pennsylvania halted its clinical trials. Colorado State University is pushing ahead. Continue reading “Veterinarians Want Permission to Research Cannabis for Pets”

What Is CBC and What Are the Benefits of This Cannabinoid?

By now you’re probably familiar with cannabinoids, especially the most common ones, THC and CBD. But you likely haven’t heard of cannabichromene, also known as CBC. Discovered over 50 years ago, CBC is considered one of the “big six” cannabinoids prominent in medical research. It doesn’t get as much attention, but CBC’s benefits are extremely promising.

CBC has the same origins as both THC and CBD do in that they all stem from cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). Cannabis plants produce CBGA, the precursor to three major cannabinoids: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA).

The specific plant enzymes cascade and “direct” the breakdown product into one of the three lines. For CBC, it converts from CBGA into cannabichrome carboxylic acid (CBCA), and then finally to CBC after exposure to heat or ultraviolet light. Continue reading “What Is CBC and What Are the Benefits of This Cannabinoid?”

How to Make a Cannabis Wreath

‘Tis the season to drink copious amounts of eggnog, spend quality time with family and friends, and set out your favorite holiday decorations. But along with the cheer of the season comes the stress of baking, shopping, and finding the time to fit everything in. So we crafted the perfect go-to gift to impress your friends and get your creative juices flowing. Push those worries away as you cross off every person on your list with our DIY cannabis wreath.

With cannabis flower tucked between the branches (and a couple of pre-rolls in there to boot), this craft is two gifts in one: quality cannabis and a gorgeous holiday decoration that will outlast the holiday smoke sessions it sparks. Pack a bowl and give the gift that keeps on giving with this surprisingly simple cannabis wreath. Continue reading “How to Make a Cannabis Wreath”

Strain of the Week: Cherry Fire

Cherry Fire

Cherry Fire is a potent mixture of Cherry Pie and Fire OG genetics. This strain combines the sweet, doughy aroma of Cherry Pie and the heavy-hitting effects of Fire OG, offering a heady, creative mental state alongside a calm, centered physical sensation. Cherry Fire’s flavor is similar to its aroma, but opens up on the finish with notes of pepper, fuel, and hashish. This strain may be useful for consumers who suffer from appetite loss, chronic pain, and stress