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Fighting Prescription Painkiller Dependence with Cannabidiol (CBD)

Senior female's hands pouring pills on her palm while sitting at a table., Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2015, over 33,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, and an estimated 2 million people in the United States suffer from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain medicines (including fentanyl). Cannabidiol or CBD, a 100% legal and non-psychoactive substance may offer a new solution to widespread painkiller dependance.… Read More
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Managing Anxiety with Cannabidiol (CBD)

Portrait of a worried man, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: Cannabidiol or CBD is an organic, all natural compound that may help people with anxiety reduce their symptoms with few or no side effects. While the research is still in its infancy, there is mounting evidence to suggest that some people can get relief from anxiety. This evidence comes in the form of recognized scientific research and first-hand personal experience stories.… Read More
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What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

Health Puzzle, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: The endocannabinoid system or ECS is a group of specialized lipids, their receptors, and the enzymes that produce and degrade them; it is found in the mammalian brain and is involved in numerous physiological processes, including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. It is also a key in maintaining homeostasis.… Read More
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FDA Deputy Commissioner admits CBD is beneficial in some cases

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Current Head of the FDA, Credit: FDASummary: Deputy Commissioner Anna K. Abram sent out the notice through the Federal Register acknowledging the following: “CBD has been shown to be beneficial in experimental models of several neurological disorders, including those of seizure and epilepsy.” (If you are a TheraJoy user, then I bet you already knew that; If you aren’t, you should be.) The FDA would also like you to submit your first had CBD experiences that demonstrate it has viable medical benefits through their comment system.… Read More