CBD Oil Education- Smart News on the Health Benefits of CBD
Thanks to federal legalization of non-psychoactive CBD products in 2018, doctors and medical professionals are free to recommend and/or prescribe these cannabis-based products. The conscientious patient will naturally do due diligence online, where untold amounts of information offering “CBD education” on products of which enthusiasts have been waiting to inform the public for literally decades.
Thus self-education on CBD online is quite possible – when the given information valid and truthful. We’d advise watching anything touting CBD oils as a miracle cure or preventative. While most of in-depth research shows that the benefits of CBD can be wide-ranging and efficacious, anything sold over the counter isn’t exactly going to cure cancer; be realistic about what such products might bring.
A SCOTS firm set up by two rugby players is aiming to be one of the first in the UK to be accredited under a new regulatory system for theSource: heraldscotland.com
A Saskatoon man is calling for Health Canada to approve medicinal cannabis products for therapeutic use so he won’t go hungrySource: globalnews.ca
The strength of street cannabis has increased across the world over the past 50 years, according to a studySource: pressandjournal.co.uk
Cannabis resin – or “hash” – has increased in strength by nearly 25% over the past half century, a major international study has revealedSource: theguardian.com
A BUSINESSWOMAN who forged an unlikely friendship with Peter Howson during treatment for anorexia as a teenager has the Glasgow artist to thank, in part, for a new venture thatSource: heraldscotland.com
Pabst Blue Ribbon, the 19th Century beer that experienced a 21st Century revival at the hands of hipsters and artists, is taking its latest act to dispensary store shelvesSource: mercurynews.com
When Andrew Potter’s Calgary-based cannabis processing outfit wanted to go where none had before, Hutterite help seemed a natural fitSource: capebretonpost.com
The Department of Defense is warning servicemembers about the risk of being exposed to illegal drugs when using products containing cannabidiol, popularly known as CBDSource: stripes.com
Giffin, his brother Jordan and Jack MacDonald, all Halifax men in their mid-20s, established Giffin Technologies in 2017 to make value-added products from hemp seedSource: capebretonpost.com
A review of previous studies connecting heart health and smoking cannabis may cause you to reconsider your consumption habitsSource: theprovince.com
Kent Vrana, professor and chair of pharmacology at the College of Medicine, and Paul Kocis, a pharmacist at Penn State Health Milton SSource: sciencedaily.com
Cannabinoid-containing products may alter the effects of some prescription drugs, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchersSource: news-medical.net
While cannabis may not be physically addictive like many other widely used drugs, some weed users can find it tough to kick their habitSource: iflscience.com
If you tend to be up on all the latest wellness trends, you’re probably no stranger to the many forms of CBD that have popped up on the marketSource: womenshealthmag.com
Question: My father has dementia and we have been looking after him at homeSource: healthydebate.ca
Many studies have suggested that cannabis is an effective treatment for neuropathic pain. Advocates have been saying it for yearsSource: greenentrepreneur.com
University at Buffalo and University of Michigan researchers say harm reduction techniques also have the potential for cannabis users - but first, public health practitioners and organizations need to do aSource: news-medical.net
Distinguished from its still largely criminally prohibited cousin, "hemp" refers to Cannabis plants with less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per massSource: sciencedaily.com
A team of Canadian scientists believes it has found strong strains of cannabis that could help prevent and then treat coronavirus infections, according to interviews and a studySource: nypost.com
Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge. See other free reports here. Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter hereSource: stripes.com
Cannabis extracts are showing potential in making people more resistant to the novel coronavirus, says an Alberta researcher leading a studySource: nugget.ca
Our muscles have really been feeling the burn lately, and not always in a good waySource: usmagazine.com
As a primary care doctor who has incorporated medical cannabis into his practice, it is notable how many silver-haired patients are coming in to discuss the pros and consSource: health.harvard.edu
Smoke a lot of weed as a teenager, and when you reach adulthood you'll be more likely to have trouble falling or staying asleep, according to a new UniversitySource: news-medical.net
Unlocking the full potential of cannabis for agriculture and human health will require a co-ordinated scientific effort to assemble and map the cannabis genome, says a just-published internationalSource: news-medical.net
Some key info on CBD oil from massive scientific studies
Probably the one must-read, go-to study and analysis for CBD oil (at least for medical professionals, chemists, some Ph.Ds and seriously over-educated cannabophiles) was published in the 2018 Journal of Toxicology. The 24-page study entitled “An Assessment of the Genotoxicity and Subchronic Toxicity of a Supercritical Fluid Extract of the Aerial Parts of Hemp” considers previous findings on the properties of cannabinoid oil with particular reference to, ahem, chronic users.
The study’s findings won’t surprise CBD and hemp proponents whatsoever, with the study authors already noting in the introduction that “Two recent reviews on the safety and side effects of CBD concluded that CBD appears to have a favorable safety profile in humans according to the scientific literature—for example, it does not seem to induce changes in food intake, affect physiological parameters such as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature and does not affect gastrointestinal transit or alter psychomotor or psychological functions, even with chronic use in humans at doses of 600–1,500 mg/day.”
Another well-cited report titled simply “Cannabidiol (CBD)” was released by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence in November 2017. This study also gave CDB oil a metaphorical clean bill of health, concluding in part that “CBD does not produce the effects that are typically seen with cannabinoids such as THC. It also failed to produce significant effects in a human study of abuse potential […] Across a number of controlled and open label trials of the potential therapeutic effects of CBD, it is generally well tolerated, with a good safety profile…”
In researching CBD oil, caveat emptor
Meanwhile, sources of information that are in the corner of CBD oil product manufacturers, e.g. CV Sciences, the National Hemp Association and Project CBD may be decent enough, but these may be biased on the side of propaganda.
Indeed, now that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has declared CBD oil products safe enough for general consumption in over-the-counter products, the internet should soon be awash in testimonials or straight-up advertisements disguised as scientific study or commentary. However, while doing the minimum of research one might do with any product about to be purchased online or at a pharmacy, one can easily separate the snake oil salesmen from the CBD oil salesmen.
And if ever in doubt, simply consult a physician. In a short amount of time, the knowledge of powerful CDB oils has spread throughout the medical world – the doctor is in on this information.