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History of Hemp: 80 Years of Purgatory
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History of Hemp: 80 Years of Purgatory

More Than 80 Years Of Purgatory: Why The Industrial Hemp Solution Is Still Suppressed So what has the history of hemp entailed thus far? For the most part, Americans remain uninformed about industrial hemp, despite the fact that it once flourished as a crop in the U.S. They often are unaware that industrial hemp cannot...

Metabolic Syndrome and Cannabinoids
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Metabolic Syndrome and Cannabinoids

Metabolic Syndrome and Cannabinoids So, what exactly is metabolic syndrome? According to The American Heart Association, “it’s a serious health condition that affects about 23 percent of adults and places them at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls.” With approximately 252,063,800 individuals over the age of...

Cannabinoids and Cancer
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Cannabinoids and Cancer

Cannabinoids for Cancer Symptoms and Side Effects of Treatment The problem with the way we treat cancer is that conventional treatments harm the body while destroying cancer. The already weakened body takes a beating in order to get rid of the disease. A patient needs good nutrition, rest, and even exercise in order to tolerate...

CBD in California: A Legislative Limbo
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CBD in California: A Legislative Limbo

Ever since the 2014 Farm Bill, the interpretation of laws surrounding industrial hemp and hemp-derived CBD has had heads spinning. Depending on who’s doing the interpreting—the hemp industry, cannabis advocates, lawyers, Congress, the DEA, the FDA, and a whole sideshow of state regulatory agencies—the debate continues about whether non-psychoactive cannabinoids are legal. The venue seems...

Can Cannabinoids Help Maintain Healthy Stress Levels?
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Can Cannabinoids Help Maintain Healthy Stress Levels?

Monoamines are neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, epinephrine, and dopamine, that play vital roles in regulating anxiety and mood. However, the vast majority of conventional drug-based therapies that target these monoaminergic systems have a limited efficacy. Recently, there has been more research into the role of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and cannabinoids for maintaining healthy stress...

Can Cannabinoids Treat Anorexia?
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Can Cannabinoids Treat Anorexia?

It is common knowledge that ingesting cannabis can cause “the munchies.” A lot of research has been done on the effects of cannabis on cachexia (malnutrition) associated with HIV/AIDS and cancer. Not much research has been done on its effects on anorexia nervosa, specifically. But if hemp-derived cannabinoids can stimulate appetite and make eating pleasurable...

Cannabinoids & Sickle Cell Anemia
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Cannabinoids & Sickle Cell Anemia

While there is limited research on the effects of cannabinoids on sickle cell anemia, studies done so far have suggested that the compounds may possess the potential to help patients manage the pain that is associated with the disease. Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle cell anemia is a group of inherited blood cell disorders that causes...

Wisconsin Leadership Wants to Have Their Cannabis and Demonize It Too
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Wisconsin Leadership Wants to Have Their Cannabis and Demonize It Too

In 2016, a Marquette Law School poll found that a 59% majority of Wisconsinites support legalizing marijuana and regulating it similarly to alcohol. That was two years ago. But the current political leadership—namely Governor Scott Walker—in Wisconsin is barring access with the “gateway drug” argument despite the fact that leaders, in 2014, symbolically legalized a very...

CANNABICYCLOL: AN ARGUMENT FOR MORE RESEARCH
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CANNABICYCLOL: AN ARGUMENT FOR MORE RESEARCH

There’s Still So Much to Learn About Cannabinoids Of the 113 known phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant, cannabicyclol (CBL) is one of the least known, least researched, but arguably most interesting. There seem to be a few reasons for its unexplored status.   First of all, while it is present in many varieties of...

CBD AND GLAUCOMA
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CBD AND GLAUCOMA

For longer than marijuana has been prohibited, cannabis has been used to treat many diseases and conditions. Since prohibition in the 1930s and the racist propaganda of the Reefer Madness film, cannabis has been mostly thought of as an illicit recreational drug. But the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the 1990s has driven...