Study: CBD Administration Reduces Blood Pressure

Oral CBD administration is associated with reduced blood pressure in healthy volunteers, according to clinical trial data published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Investigators from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom assessed the effects of a single oral dose of 600 mg of CBD extract versus placebo in nine male subjects.

Cannabidiol administration reduced resting systolic blood pressure and stroke volume (the amount of blood pumped by the left ventricle of the heart in one contraction). Compared to placebo, CBD intake was associated with reduced BP levels following exercise and in response to stress. Increased heart rate was observed following CBD administration, but no “adverse events” were reported by participants either during or following the study sessions.

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FEELING IRIE ON DEMAND: Refined CBD topicals and tinctures

Irie tinctures contain a base of Hemp-derived CBD, reinforced with beneficial herbs and oils. Focusing on the healing and helpful properties of cannabinoids, Irie creates specific, effective products that are refined and easy to dose. Hemp seed oil, skullcap mint and curcumin from turmeric bolster the Pain Tincture and create a silky smooth drop that isn’t sticky or overly herbal.

Embracing the same holistic approach, their topicals combine hemp and complimentary ingredients to promote flexibility and healthy joint function. The entire Irie line features pleasing herbal scents, easy-to-read labels and intentional, no-nonsense ingredients. As this product is derived from hemp, it’s luckily available nationwide.

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Even Michelle Malkin Likes Weed… Can She Convince Trump?

Some issues are nonpartisan. Guarantees of air that’s good to breathe and water that’s safe to drink and the assurance that there will be a planet suitable for human habitation in a century’s time are not. These are liberal ploys. They won’t make America great! Thus, they are bad.

But marijuana! Yes. Here we come together. Here is the common ground where the dirtbag left and the #MAGA gather to swap memes and exchange ideas in harmony.

This has happened before. Conservatives admitting the obvious and acknowledging the drug war has failed has led to bizarre alliances and incongruous scenes like far-left tree-huggers exhorting the virtues of Ron Paul (who wanted to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency) and medical marijuana entrepreneurs supporting such qualified, thoughtful individuals as Gary Johnson.

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POTN Stock—Is Now the Time to Invest in Cannabis Shares?

This post is sponsored by Chronic Journal.

Being successful in the stock market is all about watching market trends and jumping on new opportunities as soon as they arise. With that in mind, this may be the best time to consider investing in marijuana.

After all, marijuana has recently become legal in even more states throughout the United States, and thus it is highly likely that it will quickly become a big market in California and elsewhere around the country. In short, when Los Angeles voters approved Measure M and created regulations for adult-use marijuana, the City of Angels was quickly positioned to steal the title of “Marijuana Capital” from Denver.

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Texas Hopes Crickets Like Cannabis Oil

Many Texans hope the state legislature will get serious about legalizing a comprehensive medical marijuana program during the 2017 session, but most have forgotten that the state is close to rolling out a scheme to distribute low-THC cannabis oil for epilepsy patients.

A recent report from the Austin Business Journal suggests that the “bullish” attitude toward legal marijuana in the Lone Star State could be on the verge of falling by the wayside, as many state lawmakers and other naysayers of the cannabis legalization movement prepare to witness the unveiling of the state’s first privately-owned marijuana businesses.

As of the first of May, the Texas Department of Public Safety has selected three companies (Surterra Texas, Cansortium Texas and Compassionate Cultivation) to “cultivate, extract and dispense” a non-intoxicating form of cannabis known as cannabidiol (CBD oil), which can have no more than 0.5 percent THC, according to rules of the Compassionate Use Act.

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Hemp Ninja Training: Relaunching an American Industry

When you go from consumer to producer (of anything), your units of measure change. I’ve spent much of the past three years—in my customary role of comedic investigative journalist, camera crew in tow—surveying hemp farmers from Oregon to Kentucky. But in 2016, I became a hemp farmer. Which meant my shopping list grew from 16-ounce bottles of Nutiva hemp-seed oil to rodent-proof storage bins for two tons of hemp seed.

Even with my family’s considerable omega-3 needs, that’s an amount I would be hard-pressed to argue was for personal consumption. That’s because, along with 816 other licensed American farmer-entrepreneurs in 15 states (and counting), I’m trying to help birth an independent agricultural resurgence in the digital age—not while clutching a latte in a heated boardroom, but in an icy Vermont maple-sugar shack processing hemp that was planted from seed way back in the innocent spring of 2016.

And here’s the real reason why I’m grateful to shiver: The petrochemical era is winding down. It worked for a little while, if you don’t count a planet half-poisoned. But when the dinosaur juice we call oil no longer flows in viable quantities, we still have a shot at keeping the digital good life going. Visualize plants, fungi and algae providing everything from aerospace parts to car batteries. Actually, you don’t have to visualize: It’s already happening.

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Researchers Look at Cannabis to Help Treat Children’s Brain Tumors

Urged on by intelligent, proactive parents who were buying cannabidiol (CBD) online to give to their children with brain tumors, British scientists are now investigating whether, or how, CBD can be used to shrink brain tumors in children—a fact the parents have already confirmed.

“Increasingly families are using CBD, often at great expense,” said the project’s lead researcher, Professor Richard Grundy. “Presently, there is no evidence that it might be of benefit or even what dose to use or how often.”

The study will be carried out at the University of Nottingham’s Children’s Brain Tumor Research Center.

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Mechoulam’s Message

Cannabis Now checks in with the top doc in cannabinoid science.

The world is beginning to embrace the adult-right to choose cannabis, and as it does, medical professionals are finally being given the tools to discover more about the human endocannabinoid system.

This full-body system of receptors handles specific tasks depending on the organ, tissue or cell in question, but its purpose is always to maintain homeostasis, or organic balance.

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America’s Hemp CBD Crop Arrives!

A gushing well of curative, CBD-rich hemp oil in Kentucky is bursting through federal prohibition.

Ninety-year-olds Glenna and Jake Graves sit in the living room of their family farmhouse in Lexington, Kentucky, a home they’ve built over 70 years together, surrounded by family who watch Glenna’s hands shake with the tremors of advanced age

“For the last 30 years or so, she’s had really bad tremors,” her son Andy Graves, 58, says. “Her hands shake all the time. In fact, she couldn’t hold a cup of water still if she tried.”

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