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The Ultimate Guide to CBD and Sleep Last Updated on 2017-09-08 13:34:44 HuffPost  |  Dr. Michael J. Breus, Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Sleep Specialist  |  09.06.17 Understanding CBD The calming, sleep promoting, health-protective benefits of cannabidiol This is a topic I am asked about all the time, and have been for years: how does cannabis help sleep and health? I’ve heard that the number-two reason why people smoke or use cannabis is for sleep. Considering the recent passing of the recreational use of cannabis in California and other several states I think it is high time (pun intended!) to look at CBD, one of the most active ingredients in medical cannabis. The cannabis plant is filled with hundreds of different compounds, several of which have been studied for decades for their therapeutic benefits. The cannabis compounds that have captured the most scientific interest are known as cannabinoids.... More »
FDA Notice Calls CBD "Beneficial" Last Updated on 2017-08-23 19:35:25 Cannabis Business Times | August 21st 2017 | Melissa Schiller In an Aug. 14 notice requesting public comments for a UN drug committee, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said CBD was the only beneficial substance on the international committee’s list of 17 substances under review. In the descriptions of the substances under review, the FDA stated, “CBD has been shown to be beneficial in experimental models of several neurological disorders, including those of seizure and epilepsy. In the United States, CBD-containing products are in human clinical testing in three therapeutic areas, but no such products are approved by FDA for marketing for medical purposes in the United States.” The notice goes on to say that CBD is a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The FDA is looking for public input on CBD’s (and the... More »
Benefits of CBD for Senior Citizens Last Updated on 2017-07-24 17:18:42 With the growing number of states across the country that have welcomed legislation making marijuana legal, both medically and recreationally, new products are being specifically tailored to the aging population. One such product, which comes in many forms, is Cannabidiol or CBD. CBD which can be delivered in multiple ways including oil vapor, topical cream, ingestible tinctures or edibles, is the non-psychoactive part found in marijuana. In layman terms, CBD delivers all of the benefits of marijuana without making the user high. The positive effects that are brought on using CBD can be particularly welcoming to seniors. Many seniors are not aware of how medical cannabis could improve their quality of life and how the stereotypical marijuana user and use has changed. Because CBD is extracted from the marijuana plant, seniors can take advantage of the medical benefits afforded by the... More »
Using cannabis to help you sleep Last Updated on 2017-07-18 19:06:25 Bonn-Miller MO1, Babson KA2, Vandrey R3.   The use of cannabis for medical purposes is proliferating in the U.S., and PTSD is an explicitly approved condition for accessing medical cannabis in 5 states. Prior research suggests that people with PTSD often use cannabis to help cope with their condition, and that doing so results in more frequent and problematic cannabis use patterns. Specific coping motivations, such as sleep improvement, among medical cannabis users, have not been examined. The present study evaluated specific coping use motivations, frequency of cannabis and alcohol use, and mental health among a convenience sample of patients (N=170) at a medical cannabis dispensary in California. Those with high PTSD scores were more likely to use cannabis to improve sleep, and for coping reasons more generally, compared with those with low PTSD scores. Cannabis... More »
New Miracle Drug for Chronic Pain Now Available Last Updated on 2017-07-18 12:41:16   By HEALTHCARE PASS  |  Tuesday July 18th 2017   If you or a loved one suffers from chronic pain, you know that every day can be a struggle. You’ve probably tried all types of pain relief solutions or even tried prescription pain medication to stop the pain. Unfortunately, many chronic pain sufferers need to use more than one method to manage their pain. Finding treatments that don’t cause side effects or interfere with any medication you’re taking can be tricky but there is still an option for you. Cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in marijuana and hemp plants, has taken the nation by storm after researchers found CBD has a positive effect on the nervous system. Research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology1 reveals CBD is especially effective for reducing inflammation and acts as an antioxidant in the body. Now,... More »