A Brief History Of CBD (Cannabidiol)

It is a well known fact that Cannabis has been used for thousands of years for both therapeutic, spiritual, and recreational consumption. The earliest traces being found in China and dating back to roughly the 2700’s BC. Since then Cannabis has gone through periods of extreme prohibition across the globe, prohibition we are finally seeing come to an end in progressive nations like Canada and…

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Medical vs Recreational Cannabis: One plant many intents

In our semantics surrounding cannabis, we have created a binary paradigm. Cannabis is often defined as either “Medical Cannabis” or “Recreational Cannabis”. This terminology creates confusion in patients seeking cannabis for medical purposes. “Medical cannabis” is not a specific type of plant. The difference between the two terms lie in the intention for use. Are you taking it to alleviate symptoms? Or do you take…

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Gary doesn’t want to get stoned.

Shalom Inflorescence Nightingale, I don’t want to get stoned. How can I avoid it? – Gary Weisman That’s really biblical Gar. What have you done? Feeling trepidation? In a country where people apologize every second sentence, you’ll be ok. That’s just now how Canadians roll. South of the border, they roll stones, but that’s to play some bad ass music. Get yourself some full spectrumCBD…

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Extracting CBD and THC from hacked beer yeast

The complex relationship between cannabis and alcohol just became even more complex. The yeast that humanity has used to ferment alcohol for over 10,000 years has now been hacked to produce cannabinoids and their medicinal and sometimes mild-altering effects found in cannabis. A University of California, Berkley team of scientists transformed a specific sugar in brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) called galactose into THC. The same…

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CBD for Pets. It’s a dog’s breakfast.

Pets have endocannabinoid systems too. That’s the conclusion of a Civilized.life article that reveals pet owners interest in CBD products for pets — your ever loyal and loving cat, dog or other other pets. Just as with humans, CBD reportedly has therapeutic properties with animals, just like CBD has with humans, including to help with anxiety, depression, nueroprotection and inflammation cited from a Surgical Neurology…

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The CBD boom will lead to cannabis normalization.

The CBD market size was estimated to be worth 600 million in 2018, and projected to reach an eye-popping $22 billion by 2022, the side effect of the CBD boom will be the normalization of cannabis into the mainstream, speculates Entrepreneur’s article. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp farming, will lay a foundation for that normalization. The DEA is moving…

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What the heck is Synthetic CBD?

With the hype around CBD and the mad rush to deliver on the demand, here’s one more thing to be aware of: Synthetic CBD or synthetic cannabinoids. These are lab produced cannabinoids that bind to the human body’s cannabinoid receptors, mimicking what nature does with hemp and marijuana. Beyond even GMO where corporate interests are tampering with the DNA of plants and animals, with synthetic…

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Beyond CBD: the ‘Other’ Cannabinoids — CBG and THCV (oh and CBGV, CBDV, CBDA, CBN, CBC, CBCV and THCA too)

It’s common to see articles on CBD isolates, Full-Spectrum CBD, THC and terpenes to deliver the elusive “entourage effect” there are any more molecules in cannabis that exist but aren’t as prominent. Let’s brief you on a couple of them, and in future posts we’ll explore the wide world of more obscure cannabinoids. CBG With the current hype around CBD, new research has shown that…

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