CBD Blog

A recent study from the University of Arkansas, is claiming that, like alcohol, CBD can cause liver damage. As you can imagine, this is causing quite the buzz, prompting headlines from respected websites, such as Forbes, who released this article: "Marijuana Study Finds CBD Can Cause Liver Damage". The researchers findings come from dosing mice with extremely high levels of CBD, only to have some of them die within 24 hours.
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The beneficial properties of the cannabis plant are very real and for some, the potential of its therapeutic effects can be life-changing. However, this miraculous plant, like any other plant, is only as healthy as the soil it's planted in and only as safe as what its been exposed to.
The way in which hemp oil is made (or how it is extracted) is just as important as knowing where the hemp plant comes from. The quality of the overall product greatly depends on the method of extraction. Consumers looking for CBD products should always consider the steps taken to get a product from seed to shelf, especially when using it for therapeutic benefits.
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CBD and drug testing is a legitimate concern. There are a variety of situations where a drug test might be required, for employment, sports athletes, parole requirements and substance abuse programs to name a few. There are a lot of factors at play here and the simple answer is – it's complicated. It's a solid- yes, no, maybe situation and for a variety of reasons; from compound to the individual to dosage, to the test itself. We take a look at Will CBD Oil show up in a drug test?

We know that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in a host of homeostasis activities, including mood, the sleep/wake cycle, the HPA axis, inflammatory responses & immunomodulation and more. This happens naturally with endogenous cannabinoids (meaning the cannabinoids our own bodies produce), such as 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and N-arachidonylethanolamine (anandamide). When someone experiences a "runner's high," that's the endocannabinoid system working.
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THCV (or Tetrahydrocannabivarin) is just starting to make its way into the limelight, where THC and CBD currently reign, although this cannabinoid has also been around as long as the cannabis plant itself. THC and CBD are well-known and praised for their numerous therapeutic effects. Up until recently, THCV has greatly been a mystery, although with more research this compound of cannabis could be considered one of its most sought-after elements.
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Serving as one of the initial CBD discoverers, Dr. Mechoulam became a pioneer in connecting what he found to the Endocannabinoid System.
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CB1 and CB2 receptors are evolved to respond perfectly to anandamide and other endocannabinoids, which seem to help the body maintain balance in many of its systems. But since plant-based cannabinoids fit into the same chemical "keyholes" in the receptors, humans can use them to pick up the slack when our bodies aren't producing enough of the natural equivalent.
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