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Topical CBD for Chronic Pain: Is It Worth a Try?

Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite the use of medication or treatment. Common examples of chronic pain are arthritis, migraine, and fibromyalgia. Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a Phyto cannabinoid derived from the Cannabis species. CBD is free from psychoactive activity and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. CBD differs from its Cannabis counterpart tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in this respect as it does not produce a euphoric high. The Risk of Using Traditional …

Arthritis Foundation Releases First CBD Guidance for Adults With Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation, in partnership with top experts in arthritis pain and CBD, offers patients a practical, first-of-its-kind resource with answers to their most common questions. ATLANTA, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 – As the leading organization for people with arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation has just released the first CBD guidance for adults with arthritis. CBD, or cannabidiol, a plant-based compound, has become popular among people with arthritis seeking to ease chronic joint pain. With no federal oversight of CBD products, a lack of …
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CBD may help avert lung destruction in COVID-19

Cannabidiol, or CBD, may help reduce the cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation that is killing many patients with COVID-19, researchers say. While more work, including clinical trials to determine optimal dosage and timing, is needed before CBD becomes part of the treatment for COVID-19, researchers at The Dental College of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia have early evidence it could help patients showing signs of respiratory distress avoid extreme interventions like mechanical ventilation as well as death from acute respiratory distress syndrome. “ARDS is …

NFL requesting research on CBD for pain management

The National Football League and its players’ union have requested industry research on CBD and other cannabinoids for pain management. The NFL says it is looking for information about “alternatives to opioids in routine pain management.” The request mentions CBD but is open to research on other cannabinoids. The request issued Wednesday also mentions research on the “impact of cannabis or cannabinoids on athletic performance.” The memo comes five months after the NFL Players Association updated its policy to discourage athletes from endorsing products that contain CBD …
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Get ready for CBD legalization with GMP certification

Legalization is coming. Time to airlock the doors. Marijuana and hemp cultivators and manufacturers are preparing to compete when legal changes clear the way for national and global THC and CBD sales by making big investments in things like microbial monitoring and airflow analysis (and airlocking doors). The pricey prepwork mirrors the kinds of safety protocols required of anyone making products consumed by the public. “In order for this industry to mature … it’s imperative that facilities adhere to what is coming,” said …
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