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CBD Oil or Hemp Oil: Weeding Out the Confusion

Stacey Wellington

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CBD and Hemp Oil Differences

Many hemp growers and cannabis enthusiasts rejoice the recent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. This bill formally legalizes the plantation of the plant as well as the products derived from it. Now, manufacturers can produce two of the most popular products in marijuana dispensaries — CBD oil and hemp oil — in the US soil.

While these two hemp-derived products are among the most ordered in cannabis dispensaries, many people are still clueless about their differences. Sometimes, people use these products interchangeably. But the fact that they both came from a single plant does not mean they are the same. There are huge distinctions between these two natural products that you should know.

What Is Hemp?

Hemp belongs to the Cannabis family. Its cousins — sativa, and indica — are strains of marijuana. Manufacturers use hemp for a wide variety of industrial uses — from ropes, clothing and beauty items to food and drinks.

Hemp is also a safe source of cannabidiol (CBD), a compound with fantastic healing properties. While manufacturers mainly extract CBD from Marijuana strains, they also often derive it from hemp because it is low in THC, a substance that alters the mood and thought processing of pot users.

If they belong to the same plant, then what makes them different from each other?

What is Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil (sometimes called hemp seed oil) comes from the plant’s seeds. It is made by pressing seeds like the process of extracting olive or sesame oil. Nutritionists consider hemp seeds as a superfood because it is a rich source of essential fatty acids, protein, and fiber. Because of its nutritional content, this substance also provides many wonders for your health. Even though it contains some THC, it is very minimal to produce psychoactive effects.

Hemp Oil Benefits

  • Brain development – It contains DHA, an essential fatty acid for brain development. Mothers who consume hemp oil during pregnancy may give brain and eye protection to her child. Adults can also benefit from DHA’s support for the brain and eyes.
  • Healthy heart – It contains the right balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids that promote cardiovascular health. These acids also reduced cholesterol in the blood. Moreover, it contains antioxidants.
  • Supple and healthy skin – It is commonly a key ingredient in lotions, soaps, shampoos, and other beauty or cosmetic products because of its moisturizing effect on the skin. It also contains gamma linoleic acid that can provide relief to eczema and psoriasis.
  • Enhanced immunity against infection – The essential fatty acids from hemp oil promote healthy bacteria in the gut. They also support and enhance the immune system response.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil (sometimes called hemp extract) comes from the plant’s, flowers, leaves, and stalk. Apart from hemp, manufacturers also extract it from marijuana. Many brands sold in cannabis dispensaries underwent a process that separates CBD from THC, making them safe to use, according to the WHO standards.

CBD Oil Benefits:

  • Pain relief – Researchers in many parts of the world have proven the efficacy of this CBD oil in pain relief for arthritis, muscle spasms.
  • Anxiety and depression – Users can use CBD oil for anxiety and depression. It is also potent in relieving stress and tension.
  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s – CBD can protect the brain and nerves from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and glaucoma.
  • Epilepsy – CBD received a federal patent because of its potency in treating epilepsy.
  • Cancer symptoms – Patients use cannabidiol to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and decreased appetite.

While both hemp oil and CBD oil benefit your health, you still need to determine which one to use for your health regimen. It is, therefore, necessary to only buy these products from reputable dispensaries with qualified personnel for assistance.

 

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3 Excellent Sleep Benefits with Using CBD Oil

Stacey Wellington

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CBD Oil and Sleep Benefits

Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.”

Robert A. Heinlein, U.S. Science-Fiction Author

 

We live in troubled times – for some people, stressful times.

Cities on total lockdown, regular social interactions that we have taken for granted all our lives are now frowned upon (and are even being legislated against), and governments constantly talk of “flattening the coronavirus curve of infection.” And if this curve isn’t flattened, we’ll lose thousands and thousands more.

The world has never seen anything like it, certainly not on such an all-encompassing global scale, and we used to think that it was the digital age and its social media that had suddenly made our world so much smaller.

There’s plenty to concern us all, and plenty you could seriously lose sleepover.

Maybe, 3 or 4 months ago, you were even then struggling to get a good night’s sleep – things on your mind, physical pain that’s hard to manage, or anxiety and stress over those things we realize are out of our control anyway. All of these issues can contribute to a disturbed night’s rest. We’ve just had another one added now.

And maybe, just maybe, this is all water off a duck’s back to you, all this death and illness potentially on your doorstep, and nothing can affect you from that sweet moment your head hits the pillow. Lights out. See you in the morning. If you are one of these kinds of people, count yourself lucky. Many people out there will be just plain jealous of you.

Whoever you are, and whatever you feel about what’s going on around you with the coronavirus pandemic, finding a natural way to relax, especially at night, is going to be of significant benefit. For many, an appreciated and much-needed benefit – one that could drastically improve their lives, and their outlook in these troubled times.

We’ve all been there. Getting yourself into bed at a reasonable time, possibly in preparation for a testing day to follow, only to simply lie there, staring blankly at the ceiling. Sleep seems a million miles away. And, to top it all, when it does come, it’s broken and unrestful. You surface the following day feeling more tired than when you hit the hay 8 hours ago.

If this sounds like a typical scenario, maybe a little lateral thinking is called for, and maybe the use of CBD oil for better sleep will be the difference your troubled mind is looking for.

Important: If you are currently taking any form of prescription medicine, it is vital that you first consult your family physician to guard against possible negative interactions between these and the CBD oil.

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoid substances found in cannabis. However, the substance itself doesn’t usually produce the “high” that cannabis smokers have long enjoyed. CBD medical studies have pointed with evidence to the fact it can be medically beneficial in treating certain neuropsychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, epilepsy, and even schizophrenia.

CBD Oil Sleep Benefits

CBD Oil and Sleep Benefits

The evidence found shows that CBD exerts a calming effect on a person’s central nervous system. It is for this very reason that new researchers have studied the effect of CBD on those will disturbed sleeping patterns.

#1. Enhanced, Deeper Sleep

Pharmacology researchers from the Department of BioMolecular Sciences at the University of Michigan specifically looked into CBD’s effect upon the daily physiological patterns of circadian rhythms in its clinical study.

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle. Responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment, sleeping is a prime example of a circadian rhythm. Think of them as your biological clocks.

In this and other studies, CBD demonstrated a positive enhancement in subjects, with most of them reporting 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep. The ability to recall dreams significantly decreased, pointing to a far deeper sleep than normal, as dreams occur during the crucial REM stage of sleeping.

#2. Anti-Anxiety & Anti-Depressant Effects of CBD

As mentioned above, studies have found that CBD has a positive medical effect on those who suffer with anxiety – one of the biggest factors when it comes to disturbed sleeping. By calming the mind of the anxious person, overthinking at night is significantly reduced, and therefore enables sleep to come and, just as importantly, stay.

This calming response to the CBD also has another beneficial element – the less anxious you are, the better and clearer your cognitive thinking and rationalization skills, meaning you can resolve issues more adeptly and faster, and so allow for better sleep.

#3. Pain Management

CBD has been proven to both help rebuild brain cells and to improve the natural serotonin levels in trial subjects. Furthermore, it also affects anandamide levels and the brain’s opioid receptors. All of these are known to positively affect our perception and management of physical pain.

Many people are unable to sleep deeply and fully because they are, in some small way, easily affected by pain. With improved natural pain management, this becomes much less of an issue come lights out at night.

To recap, CBD has been proven to produce enhanced, deeper sleep, even for those who suffer from anxiety and physical pain. So, on that note, sweet dreams and sleep well.

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PrestoDoctor Snags Top Cannabis Telemedicine Award

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PrestoDoctor Snags Top Cannabis Telemedicine Award

Medical tech company PrestoDoctor was awarded the title of the top cannabis telemedicine company in Missouri, said the Associated Press. The award, given during the recently concluded event MOCannBizCon+Expo, recognizes the innovation and accessibility the firm offered to the cannabis community.

PrestoDoctor co-founder and COO Rob Tankson said that the award is a result of the company participating in the telemedicine community across the United States. It is known for provided medical recommendations to more than 100,000 patients in 5 states in the country. The company entered the Missouri market only recently.

About PrestoDoctor’s participation in the Missouri cannabis community through its telemedicine services, Tankson said that it “is anticipating robust demand in the newly-opened Missouri market.” He also noted that the team is planning to “continue to meet the needs of the Missouri cannabis telemedicine community.”

The Rise of Telemedicine

Telemedicine has revolutionized the provision of medical services through remote means. In recent years, these companies are able to provide more efficient and effective recommendations with the emergence of advanced technologies. Such platforms use online tools to connect patients with qualified physicians, especially through text- and video-based communication avenues, said The Fresh Toast.

In the cannabis industry, this mode of medical services has become necessary in light of the need for recommendations from licensed cannabis medical practitioners when getting a medical marijuana card. Today, prospective MMJ patients can acquire endorsements from their physicians through telemedicine platforms.

PrestoDoctor allows patients to communicate with their “compassionate licensed physicians” and “world-class patient support team” through secure video chat. Clients can schedule appointments through the company’s website. This way, users can consult their board-certified doctors online.

When getting medical marijuana cards in states where PrestoDoctor operates, patients can set a consultation session with a PrestoDoctor physician to find out if they have qualifying conditions. After the assessment, the company will send a certification form that the patient has to accomplish.

This form, complete with a doctor’s signature, is required when applying for an MMJ card. Other documentation requirements can vary depending on the state. In Missouri, the state requires proof of residency. The Missouri Medical Marijuana Authority also charges an application fee upon submission.

When approved, the patient will receive an email notifying them of the status of their application along with instructions to access their digital MMJ card, which can be printed or save on mobile devices.

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JAMA Study: Number of Seniors Using Cannabis On The Rise

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Seniors Using Cannabis On The Rise

Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that the number of American senior citizens who consume cannabis has increased from 2015 to 2018. Market Watch said that the reasons for the increased use are unclear.

The JAMA research evaluated data of around 14,896 individuals from 65 years old and up based on records from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. These people reported using “marijuana, hashish, pot, grass and hash oil.”

According to the study, there was a 75% jump in just three years. This means that from 2.4% of the senior population who used cannabis and related products in 2015, the figure spiked to 4.2% in 2018. This is a huge leap from the mere 0.4% in 2008.

Highest among racial and ethnic minorities

An interesting finding from the research is that the highest recorded surge in marijuana consumption is among racial and ethnic minorities. According to data, there was a whopping 336% increase in use in this group.

This is followed by senior citizens who have diabetes with an increase of 180%. Other groups that showed notable spikes in marijuana consumption include seniors who were treated for mental health issues (157%), individuals with $20,000 to $49,000 income (139%), those with incomes of $75,000 and up (129%), college-educated seniors (114%), married individuals (100%), and women (93%).

Unclear reasons

In a report by Market Watch, it was noted that the researchers, headed by Dr. Benjamin Han, did not include questions a Because of this, the study did not include a conclusion as to why the respondents consumed the plant. Dr. Han, who is an assistant professor at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, said that the figures could be higher.

This is because while 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, there remains a stigma against the plant. According to the geriatric medicine and palliative care specialist, respondents could have hesitated to reveal their cannabis use.

Moreover, it is important to note that the newly-published study failed to ask medical conditions such as chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease or arthritis. Market Watch remarked that this could have provided valuable insight into the reasons for using the plant as medical marijuana is known for treating chronic and debilitating medical conditions and symptoms.

Meanwhile, Dr. Han expressed concern over possible negative interaction effects of cannabinoids with current medications taken by seniors.

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