• One of the best advocates for the power of CBD (Cannabidiol), a non-psychotropic cannabinoid that can be found in cannabis/hemp, are players in the National Football Leage (NFL).  The athletes who participate in this sport are well aware of the need for non-addictive, natural plant-based medicines that do not have the drastic and negative side-effects that often come with opiates.  From The Cannabist: “Cannabis has been proven to be effective for managing pain, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has held a patent since 2003 that suggests...

  • The neurodevelopment disorder, autism, affects about one in every 68 children - a staggering statistic that is bringing greater awareness to natural, plant-based therapies that are readily accessible. Parents are often left with the choice of administering antipsychotic medications to their child that are not always effective and can have negative and damaging side-effects. In Israel, a pioneering study is under way to test the effects of cannabinoids on 120 autistic children and young adults.  From Start-Up Israel:  “The researchers at Shaare Zedek are mostly administering a cannabinoid called cannabidiol,...

  • Breast caner is the second most common cancer found in women.  With those types of statistics, it is no wonder that more people are starting to explore natural, plant-based therapies to replace, add, or use in prevention of this disease. From “The Fresh Toast”:   “One of the hardest parts about treating breast cancer is that once that tumor spreads, serious complications can ensue. However, recent studies and research are actively showing that cannabis can inhibit metastasis (the spreading of tumors throughout the body). In 2014, Researchers from the California...

  • A growing body of research coupled with thousands of individuals' testimonies from around the world are bringing to light the power of CBD for health and wellness. This article from Civilized, "5 Ways CBD Can Improve Health", summarizes several of the ways that this non-psychotropic (doesn't get you "high") cannabinoid from cannabis or hemp is saving peoples' quality of life: 1. Anti-Tumor Properties 2. Anti-Anxiety Properties 3. Anti-Seizure/Anti-Convulsion Properties  4. Antioxidant Properties 5. Neuroprotective Properties Researchers, scientists, and individuals from around the world are turning towards a natural plant that has been used for...

  • Over 21,000 published research articles have explored naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant (including hemp) and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that exists in our bodies.  If you go to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (National Institutes of Health) and search for "cannabinoid" you will find this multitude of information - including articles for specific ailments that may be helped through cannabinoids. There are a range of health problems and diseases that are a part of this research showing that cannabinoids - including the non-psychotropic cannabinoid CBD (Cannabidiol) can:...

  • Non-psychotropic (does not get you ‘high’) Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been researched for a variety of conditions, diseases, and ailments.  Now there may even be emergency room applications - specifically for when a patient goes into cardiac arrest. From NEWSTARGET: “During a cardiac emergency, the sudden stoppage of blood flow puts severe stress on the rest of the body. During a cardiac arrest, valuable oxygen and nutrients are cut off. The real damage occurs when the person is revived and the blood flow returns. The quick influx of blood flow...

  • Life is stressful. Add to that a large amount of negativity and a volatile political climate - and you have a lot of people who are not only stressed, but also coping with depression. The Huffington Post wrote about the non-psychoactive component of cannabis (also called hemp) and the increasing awareness of CBD's (Cannabidiol) use to treat chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and other issues through the body's Endocannabinoid System (ECS). From the article by Marjorie Hope Rothstein: "Cannabidiol is claimed to help stabilize moods and ease depression, according to recent research spearheaded by...

  • Non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD (Cannabidiol) are getting some press in the National Football League (NFL).   The dangers of opioid addition and the abuse of these types of synthesized prescription drugs are allowing non-psychoactive cannabinoids from hemp/cannabis to get a seat at the table (or, maybe better said, a place on the bench).   From Forbes: CBD has so little of a psychoactive effect that federal law does not qualify it as marijuana. CBD oil has been used to treat many diseases; from acne, to diabetes, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia,...

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  • It was announced that there will be an online course “accredited through the University of Louisville in accordance with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) educational requirements” that will provide a detailed explanation of the Endocannabinoid System or ECS.  The ECS has been shown to have relationships with the immune system, nervous system, and overall processes of homeostasis. The comprehensive overview will be helpful to medical professionals and health practitioners looking to understand the vital role that the Endocannabinoid System plays for human...