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CBD Dosing and The Food Effect

Patients in a University of Minnesota study were asked to take their CBD dose (300mg for all but one patient who took 200mg) either on an empty stomach (after fasting for at least 10 hours) or with a high-fat meal (a breakfast burrito). After ingestion, blood draws were taken to evaluate CBD levels. Cognitive tests were administered and safety data were also recorded.Analyses revealed that Cmax, or the maximum CBD concentration in the blood, was 14 times higher after a high-fat meal compared to an empty stomach. In addition, the area under the curve (or AUC) was 4 times higher after a high-fat meal; this measure refers to the amount of drug that was exposed to the body over time....

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Hemp Legal to Ship In USA, says USDA

States Can’t Block Legal Hemp Shipments Within Their Borders, USDA Says  May 28, 2019 By:Kyle Jaeger The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Tuesday that hemp can be transported across state lines—even through states that haven’t enacted laws allowing the crop’s production—and that the descheduling of the plant and its derivatives under the 2018 Farm Bill are already in effect because they are self-executing and do not require further action by federal agencies. In a four-point legal opinion issued by the agency, USDA specified that hemp has been removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), states and Indian tribes may not prohibit the interstate transportation of lawfully marketed hemp products—including those that fall under the more limited research-focused provisions...

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Targeting Inflammation with CBD

  It is certainly clear that our most pervasive chronic conditions share a common feature in terms of their underlying cause. Whether we are talking about coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, or even Alzheimer’s disease, what current medical literature reveals is the powerful role that inflammation plays in these and other common conditions. Ultimately, the main issue with higher levels of inflammation that manifests as damage to tissue is the fact that when inflammation has been turned on, it increases the production of damaging free radicals, a situation we call oxidative stress. When oxidative stress is running rampant, damage occurs to our proteins, and fat, and even our DNA. Over the years there has been extensive research...

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Hemp is a plant with enormous potential for profits. Why isn’t it legal yet?

Instead of paying farmers subsidies to grow unprofitable crops, wouldn’t it make more sense to legalize hemp agriculture and unleash billions in profit potential? President Donald Trump recently announced that a multi-billion dollar financial aid plan for farmers would soon be coming down the pike. The subsidies for farmers are intended to help farmers who’ve been hit hard by new, retaliatory tariffs. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the three-part, $12 billion plan will help ensure that farmers and ranchers aren’t overly burdened by the Trump administration’s vigorous efforts to restore balance to the United States’ trade affairs. Keeping American farmers in business is a top priority, no doubt. But many are wondering why this administration hasn’t tried to shift focus onto...

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Where does CBD come from? Meet the parent..

by Kristina Etter Although THC and CBD often steal the limelight in the world of medical cannabis, there are many other cannabinoids and terpenes in the cannabis plant which play a role in the health and wellness benefits of cannabis. This cannabinoid in particular, cannabigerol (CBG, or CBGA in its acidic form), is my favorite of the lesser known cannabinoids. As the parent cannabinoid of THC and CBD, this non-psychoactive compound is usually found in very small amounts in most cannabis plants but is quite prevalent in hemp strains. First discovered and isolated in 1975, this tiny molecule carries a ton of potential. As a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBG produces none of the typical effects of cannabis, but CBG can kill...

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