Did nepotism motivate Governor Kristi Noem to veto industrial hemp in South Dakota?

On Monday Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota vetoed a bill that would make industrial hemp production legal in the state. The growing CBD market is providing an opportunity for American farmers to access a possibly lucrative source of income. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill last December, it is now legal under Read more about Did nepotism motivate Governor Kristi Noem to veto industrial hemp in South Dakota?[…]

CBD Research in Lung Cancer, Glioblastoma, and Pancreatic Cancer

Lung Cancer A case study was published February 21 in SAGE, “Striking lung cancer response to self-administration of cannabidiol”. The study reported an 81 year old man was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2016, after having an increased shortness of breath over a period of three weeks. Because of his age, he declined chemotherapy Read more about CBD Research in Lung Cancer, Glioblastoma, and Pancreatic Cancer[…]

Industrial Hemp Legal at the Federal Level, but Growers Must wait for States to Act

The Agriculture Improvement Act, or 2018 Farm Bill, was signed into law December 20, 2018. It legalizes the production of industrial hemp nationwide. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa. Different strains of this plant are used to produce more fiber, more flower, more CBD, or more THC. In Section 297A, the Read more about Industrial Hemp Legal at the Federal Level, but Growers Must wait for States to Act[…]

CBD Research: Anxiety, Autism, Newborn Brain Damage; Scientists Excited about Hemp Legalization

Psychologists, Psychiatrists in the Netherlands to Conduct First Clinical Trial exploring CBD as Therapy Aid for Patients with Severe Phobias Many people with severe anxiety disorders are helped with available treatment and medication, but a “substantial subset” are not, according to a research announcement in BMC Psychiatry for 2019 Feb 13. “Preclinical and genetic research Read more about CBD Research: Anxiety, Autism, Newborn Brain Damage; Scientists Excited about Hemp Legalization[…]

CBD News: Missouri Allows CBD infused Alcoholic Drinks while NYC Cracks Down on CBD Coffee Shops; Hemp Grows Well in Coal Mine Waste

Missouri is one of few states where you can find hard liquor in just about any convenience store. So it’s no surprise that the state is more liberal than others when it comes to allowing harmless hemp extracts like CBD to be sold to a public who demands it. Missouri’s Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Read more about CBD News: Missouri Allows CBD infused Alcoholic Drinks while NYC Cracks Down on CBD Coffee Shops; Hemp Grows Well in Coal Mine Waste[…]

Latest In CBD Research: Scientists Exploring CBD as Treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms, Pancreatic Cancer, and Osteoporosis

A review of CBD trials exploring possible treatment for Parkinson’s Disease appeared in the 1/31/19 issue of European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. Though the abstract stresses that more large scale random controlled trials are needed, CBD was found in the studies reviewed to have a “therapeutic effect in non-motor symptoms” of Parkinson’s Disease. Read more about Latest In CBD Research: Scientists Exploring CBD as Treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms, Pancreatic Cancer, and Osteoporosis[…]

CBD Stories: Interview with Brandy McCoy from Indiana

by Anita Arguello and Brian Gallagher Brandy McCoy runs  The Rose Tattoo, a tattoo studio in Layfayette, Indiana, with her husband Josh. She has been researching and advocating for CBD for the past decade and taking CBD daily for over a year, and also gives it to her pets. Brandy has also volunteered with the Read more about CBD Stories: Interview with Brandy McCoy from Indiana[…]

7 Professional Athletes Who Use CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming increasingly popular among professional athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency, the international body that works with professional sports organizations and governments to prevent drug use, removed CBD from its list of prohibited substances in 2018. Soon after WADA’s announcement, the UFC announced they would allow their athletes to use CBD. With recent Read more about 7 Professional Athletes Who Use CBD[…]

The Politics Of Medical Marijuana Takes Front Stage

Last week, the Republican debate took a turn to focus on marijuana laws in the US. Moderator Jake Tapper took to a question popular on social media, asking about candidates views on marijuana legalization. He quoted Governor Christie, who recently said ‘if you’re getting high in Colorado today,’ where marijuana has been legalized, ‘enjoy it until January 2017, Read more about The Politics Of Medical Marijuana Takes Front Stage[…]