• Olivia Newton-John announced recently that she had been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, and that she would be using “natural wellness therapies” to treat it according to this article. It wasn’t known exactly what that meant until her daughter took to Instagram saying, “My mom and best friend is going to be fine. She will be using medicine that I often talk about. CBD oil! (Cannabis has scientifically proven properties to inhibit cancer cell growth) and other natural healing remedies plus modern medicine to beat this.” The American Cancer Society...

  • Nearly 50% of all households in America have a dog, and almost 40% have a cat. Most pet owners would go to the ends of the earth to ensure their pets are happy, healthy, and well taken care of. It’s been estimated that American’s spend around $58 billion on veterinary expenses for dogs every year. A study from 2016 by the Journal of American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (JAHVMA) shows that hemp products may be beneficial for reducing the pain that our pets have. It also stated that over 64%...

  • Hypertension is something that 75 million American adults struggle with. That number represents 1/3 of America’s population. Because hypertension increases the risk for heart disease and stroke – which account for the first and third leading causes of death in America – It is imperative that we find solutions for hypertension.  The latest news that CBD may help with hypertension brings even more applications to cannabinoids for the Endocannabinoid System According to a study by the Journal of Clinical Investigation, cannabidiol (CBD) may be an exciting new form of treatment. In...

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something so many American’s struggle with. In the documentary “Restrepo” it was said that many veterans coming back from Afghanistan weren’t being treated for PTSD because they hadn’t yet found an effective treatment. People coming back from war in Afghanistan were facing more PTSD problems than a lot of the veterans in Vietnam. Although PTSD impacts far more people than just our veterans, there still aren’t many effective treatments that have been found to treat them. According to a journal entry in 2015 from “Neurotherapeutics”,...

  • So many professional athletes are using, many times wrongfully so, painkillers. A study published by Drug and Alcohol Dependence stated that 52% of 644 retired NFL players admitted to using prescription pain meds while they were still playing the game. 71% of those people admitted that they misused the drugs, and many of them continued to do so into retirement. That means that almost 40% of NFL players are misusing pain meds. Many of these professional athletes are turning to, or wanting to turn to CBD instead of opioids. One...

  • Melanoma causes more deaths than any other type of skin cancer worldwide. We probably all know someone that has suffered from skin cancer, and possibly even melanoma. The Skin Cancer Foundation even shows that someone dies of melanoma every 54 minute. Despite melanoma accounting for a very small portion of skin cancer cases, it accounts for nearly all of the skin cancer related deaths. In this study, the reasons for why cannabinoids were effective against melanoma. The study states: "Human melanomas and melanoma cell lines express CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. Activation of...

  • There seem to be four groups of people in this world regarding cannabidiol (CBD). People either believe it has no beneficial health purposes, people don’t know what it is, people think it’s “too good to be true”, or people see the benefits of it and believe in its ability to better people’s individual lives. While no plant, herb, or medicine can heal everything, there is plenty of evidence showing major benefits of CBD. So, what are the eight most beneficial discoveries ever made about its medical value? These are in...

  • Brain tumors can come in many sizes and shapes, but many of them are diagnosed due to seizures. There is now evidence that cannabidiol (CBD) cannot only help with seizures, but with the actual tumor as well. These tumors have to be one of the most devastating issues parents have to deal with. This study, from 2004, shows that cannabinoids do indeed possess antitumor properties. CBD was the focus of this study, because of the psychoactivity of some other cannabinoids. Several results were found that provided evidence to the benefits...

  • 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...