CBD Oil News Roundup April 20th 2018 | Cannabis oil stopped toddler’s seizures state told parents it was illegal

 

8 CBD-Infused Snacks Any Anxiety-Prone Foodie Would Devour in a Heartbeat (popsugar.com)

Topics: therapeutic effects, cannabinoid, cannabidiol, health benefits, negligible amounts, cannabis plant, food products, much research

This is not to be confused with tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC for short), which is the only psychoactive cannabinoid compound, meaning it’s the stuff that makes you feel “high.”

Though much research is still needed to clarify its therapeutic effects, we’d wager to say it’s totally worth giving it a try when we’re teetering on the edge of an anxious midweek mental breakdown.

 

FDA panel recommends CBD for pediatric seizure disorders (mdedge.com)

Topics: Food and Drug Administration, clinical trials, MD, statistically significant, central nervous system, oral solution, cannabidiol, San Francisco

Patients with LGS taking cannabidiol oral solution at 20 mg/kg/day in two clinical trials saw a 42%-44% reduction in drop seizure frequency over a 14-week treatment period (P = .0047 and P = .0135, compared to placebo).

A 50% reduction of drop seizure frequency was seen in 40% and 44% of LGS patients in the two clinical trials.

For patients with DS, 20 mg/kg/day of cannabidiol oral solution resulted in a 39% decrease in convulsive seizure frequency during a 14-week treatment period (P less than .05).

 

FDA committee recommends first CBD oil product (nbcnews.com)

Topics: brain damage, medical marijuana, high doses, clinical efficacy, Virginia, death, oral medicine, genetic mutation

Cannabidiol — CBD for short — is a cannabis derivative and the approval would be limited to treating seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in patients aged 2 and older.

“It’s incredibly important as a physician prescribing to patients that we know what we’re giving them and we know we give them one month will be the same that we give them three or six months later,” said Dr. Orrin Devinsky, director of NYU Langone Epilepsy Center.

“The results from these three studies provide substantial evidence of the effectiveness of CBD for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome (LGS and DS),” the FDA said in briefing documents given to the advisory committee ahead of Thursday’s meeting.

 

Fibromyalgia symptoms: Taking CBD oil supplements can reduce pain related to condition (express.co.uk)

Topics: active ingredient, pain relief, cannabidiol, seed oil, high levels, coconut oil, back pain, persistent pain

Fibromyalgia symptoms tend to be experienced by the sufferer between the ages of 20 and 60, though the condition is more common with increasing age.

The pain may be worse at some times than others, and can feel like a deep ache in your muscles, like a burning or throbbing, or intense, persistent pain.

Fibromyalgia symptoms tend to be experienced by the sufferer between the ages of 20 and 60, though the condition is more common with increasing age

 

A Crash Course on the Cosmetic Benefits of Cannabis (stylecaster.com)

Topics: human body, psychoactive properties, cannabis plant, chronic inflammation, active compounds, seed oil, cold sores, topical treatments

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Journal of Clinical Investigation , researchers found that CBD could be a healing factor with acne by curbing the production of sebum that leads to unwanted breakouts.A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD substantially reduced chronic inflammation and pain in mice and rats.

“For someone who doesn’t want to experience the psychoactive properties of the plant, a topical is a great option,” says Mertens.

Though THC may be the reason most people celebrate 4/20 (since it’s the part of the plant that gives people a blissed-out, laid-back high), when applied topically, THC produces entirely different results than when ingested.

 

This Vegan Chocolate Brownie Is Made With CBD Oil (health.com)

Topics: New York City, limited edition, Bleecker Street, chronic pain, mixing bowl, granulated sugar, sunflower oil, separate container

In honor of 4/20, one of our favorite vegan bakeries, Sweets by CHLOE, is launching a limited-edition vegan chocolate brownie formulated with CBD oil.

The recipe below is made with The Daily Hit from CAP Beauty (the wellness brand partnered with Sweets by CHLOE to create the chocolatey treat), but you can sub in any other CBD oil as well.

 

Cannabis oil stopped toddler’s seizures, but state told parents it was illegal (nbcnews.com)

Topics: medical marijuana, federal law, attorney general, Child Protective Services, Drug Enforcement Administration, state legislature, recreational marijuana, Senate

The Jergers ordered their CBD online from the Stanley Brothers, a company run by a group of brothers who grow cannabis in greenhouses in the mountains of Colorado, where recreational weed is legal.

The day after NBC News met with the Jergers, the state legislature changed its cannabis law to allow the Jergers to use CBD for Jaelah’s form of epilepsy.

In a statement to NBC News, the DEA said it does not distinguish between the Stanley’s plants and marijuana, and that CBD falls “within the definition of marijuana under federal law.”

CBD Oil News Roundup April 19th 2018 | FDA Committee Recommends CBD Oil Product

 

FDA committee recommends first CBD oil product (nbcnews.com)

Topics: medical marijuana, high doses, brain damage, Food and Drug Administration, clinical efficacy, cannabidiol, Virginia, death

“Epidiolex represents hope for the many individuals living with intractable seizures and rare epilepsies, who every day face incredible challenges and disabling seizures, and live with the continual risk of serious injury and death,” said Philip Gattone, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation.

“The results from these three studies provide substantial evidence of the effectiveness of CBD for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome (LGS and DS),” the FDA said in briefing documents given to the advisory committee ahead of Thursday’s meeting.

The panelists heard from desperate parents, including Lisa Smith of White Stone, Virginia, whose teenaged daughter Haley has Dravet Syndrome and has suffered thousands of seizures.

 

Things To Know About CBD Products For Pets (cannabistraininguniversity.com)

Topics: cancer cells, cell death, immune system, cell growth, cancer growth, side effects, cancer cell growth, medical condition

Bet you didn’t know when you have a pet suffering from any type of chronic medical condition, you want to find the best results for your pet’s health.

For older dogs, CBD products help to protect against the cell death of the brain, which usually results from toxins in the body.

Once the dog eats the treat with a few drops of the CBD tincture on it, then our dog will begin to gradually feel better in a little as ninety minutes.

 

L.A.’s Mixologists Are Getting Creative With CBD Oil (laweekly.com)

Topics: orange juice, mezcal, coconut water, simple syrup, aquafaba, Armani, elderflower, lemon juice

Signature cocktails include the Mon Frere ($16), made with Plymouth gin, cocchi Americano, limonene terpenes and Regan’s orange bitters; and the Hilaria ($26), a refreshing concoction of Papalote mezcal, sherry, watermelon, honeyed apricot, citrus, limonene terpenes, bitters and herbs.

Bonus: If you’re just looking for a cup of joe, Erewhon Natural Food stores throughout the city will add a dose of their wide variety of cannabis oils to any coffee or smoothie.

The oils have a subtle effect that differs from person to person, but there definitely is an effect.

He shared his recipe with L.A. Weekly … or you can just belly up to the bar with a view of the Broad and have them make it for you: ¾ oz.

 

How To Treat Eczema With Cannabis (hightimes.com)

Topics: effective treatment, rosacea, severe cases, blood sugar levels, joint pain, Staphylococcus aureus, side effects, skin irritation

The body’s endocannabinoid system, which has cannabis receptors that interact with other naturally forming cannabinoids, such as those found in cannabis, make’s marijuana such an effective medicine.

Over time, the body builds up a resistance to this type of cream, which means you have to use larger amounts and up the dosage of your prescription.

In the 29 states with medical marijuana programs, dermatologists are explaining to patients with skin conditions, such as eczema, that cannabis can be an effective, and all-natural treatment.

How Cannabis Can Treat Eczema According to the National Eczema Association, cannabis can be an effective treatment for eczema.

 

First marijuana-derived drug poised for FDA approval after winning support from advisers (washingtonpost.com)

Topics: side effects, high risk, clinical trials, recommended dose, medical marijuana, Food and Drug Administration, developmental disabilities, medical center

Food and Drug Administration advisers on Thursday unanimously supported the first-ever government approval of a medication made from cannabis, paving the way for agency clearance by the end of June.

Several parents whose children have been participating in clinical trials of the drug said that their children’s lives have been transformed by the medication.

Michael Privitera, a neurologist at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who was involved in the testing of the drug, said it was a major advance, and it was important that the drug be approved so parents don’t have to buy CBD from medical marijuana dispensaries, which don’t necessarily know the quality of CBD products or the recommended dose.

CBD Oil News Roundup April 18th 2018 | Milk Makeup Is Coming Out With A New CBD Oil-Infused Mascara

How to Use CBD Oil To Stop Migraines and Joint Pain (marijuanatimes.org)

Topics: Chronic Pain, central nervous system, medical marijuana, skin conditions, endocannabinoid system, immune system, joint pain, medical profession

In a group of 121 patients who suffered from migraines, they found that through the daily use of medical marijuana (CBD), their migraine frequency decreased significantly.

The anti-inflammatory properties of these receptors have been exploited to treat such medical conditions as skin conditions and depression.

The reason why CBD is so effective against migraines is because of its effect on the body’s central nervous system, particularly on the serotonin that is found there.

Milk Makeup Is Coming Out With A New CBD Oil-Infused Mascara (nylon.com)

Topics: skin care, Sephora, Mascara, straight ones, Shake Shack, munchy-friendly foods, adjacent products, hidden basement room

There were stations where editors could learn how to roll a joint with the brand’s blotting papers and an assortment of munchy-friendly foods like Shake Shack, Doritos, and pizza.

The product also includes heart-shaped fibers, as opposed to straight ones, which lock onto lashes to help create super-dramatic volume appearance.

But, unlike other products on the market that are mostly skin-care and body-focused, Milk is launching Kush, a CBD oil-infused mascara.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Applauds New Market Opportunities for CBD, U.S. Farmers as Sen. Mitch McConnell Pushes Bill to Legalize Hemp (finance.yahoo.com)

Topics: medical marijuana, Farm Bill, small business, federal government, Senate, United States, crop insurance, industrial hemp

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections.

Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of medical marijuana, Inc. to be materially different from the statements made herein.

Now, according to McConnell’s public senate announcement on Thursday, April 12, the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 would remove hemp with less than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from the controlled substances list.

County’s CBD sales growing (reporter-times.com)

Topics: prescription drug, federal law, active ingredient, pharmaceutical drugs, legal opinion, attorney general, cannabidiol, legal position

It’s Scott’s contention that the legal issues surrounding CBD were only around because Eli lilly, an Indianabased pharmaceutical company, would lose money due to the benefits of CBD drawing more people away from pharmaceutical drugs.

Dean also noted that another benefit of the product was that CBD contains no known side effects and has zero medication interaction, allowing individuals to take it as a supplement alongside their regular medication.

She said that using Hempworx CBD allowed her husband to return to work much sooner than normal following surgery, and served as an effective supplement for helping her daughter manage attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Dallas CBD Sellers Confused After Texas Announces It Might Confiscate Products (dallasobserver.com)

Topics: medical marijuana, Texas, human services, federal government, public safety, Dallas, regulatory authority, health department

State health inspectors could confiscate food products that say they contain CBD oil under new procedures proposed by the Texas Department of State Health Services, raising howls from medical marijuana supporters and threatening to stifle a growing number of shops peddling products with the oil.

Dafna Revah, the co-owner of two shops named simply, if inelegantly, CBD Kratom that sell CBD products on Oak Cliff and Knox-Henderson, says she doesn’t know what she’ll do if the procedures go into effect after a public comment period that ends April 16.

Brent Rodgers, the founder of Roots Juices, which has two locations in Dallas that sell CBD smoothies, edibles and supplements, said he would pull offending products off his shelves if directed to do so by the DSHS, but he believes he’s legally allowed to sell them.

CBD Oil Not Allowed as Food Additive (actionnewsnow.com)

Topics: dietary supplement, food additive, food products, California, Butte County, retail sales, Butte, oil additive

McSpadden says, “We worked with the State Dept of Public Health and the FDA to determine that CBD Oil in general is not an approved food additive or dietary supplement that we can add to food products, but it can be sold in commercially pre-packaged containers.”

McSpadden says, “It is a new and emerging topic here in California, and as new information becomes available from the state we’ll be providing that information to our food facilities.”

If any CBD Oil products are found that don’t meet county guidelines during a routine inspection, that business could face major violations.

The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 Aims to Legalize Hemp Cultivation and Medical CBD (merryjane.com)

Topics: federal law, federal government, United States, medical cannabis, Senate, Kentucky, Idaho, Indiana

Ron Wyden, another co-sponsor, tweeted about the non-psychoactive nature of the plant: “Federal law treats hemp like it’s a dangerous drug, but the only thing you’re going to accomplish by smoking hemp is wasting breath, time and lighter fluid.”

“As the tobacco industry has changed, some farmers in states like Kentucky have been searching for a new crop that can support their families and grow our agricultural economy,” McConnell said in a speech introducing the bill, as reported by Forbes.

In 2014, the Obama-era Farm Bill established hemp as a plant distinct from its psychoactive cousin marijuana and allowed states to permit hemp farming for non-commercial research purposes.

CBD Oil News Roundup April 17th 2018

Texas poised to ban products with CBD oil (kten.com)

Topics: opioid, side effects, chronic pain, older people, PTSD, Texas, natural remedies, common misconceptions

The Texas Cannabis Industry Association refers to the state’s proposal as “another blow to Texans that rely on natural remedies,” and said it would be “detrimental to thousands of Texans.”

The Texas Department of State Health Services is taking public comments until Monday; you can view the proposed rules below.

“My doctor sends people here that have chronic pain, because we all know about the opioid crisis, and everybody’s getting hooked on that,” he said.

Despite stigma about cannabis, CBD oil takes off in Charleston (abcnews4.com)

Topics: special needs, grocery store, South Carolina, pilot program, California, big box stores, Harper, Mount Pleasant

During those five years, it was simply sensory overload, from the music to the humming fluorescent lights to the large spaces and now she goes every Saturday and loves Trader Joe’s.”

It was a welcomed alternative after years of taking pharmaceutical drugs with little to no impact, but a long list of side effects, she said.

“Once I discovered that CBD would help my little girl, I started looking for better products because there’s a lot of mislabeling, it’s very confusing.”

Cannabis Compound CBD May Offer Medical Marijuana Benefits Without The High (newyork.cbslocal.com)

Topics: Medical marijuana, chronic pain, Connecticut, NEW YORK, side effects, healthy diet, New Jersey, skin conditions

But the compound cannabidol, or CBD oil, falls into a gray area that might be legal in other states, because it’s not psychoactive – which may explain its expanding use.

There are limited studies suggesting CBD may help with epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety disorders, insomnia, acne, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

“They’ll use it for skin conditions from eczema to psoriasis to sunburn,” Cindy Capobianco, of Lord Jones products, said.

What Is CBD Oil—and Will It Really Relieve Your Chronic Pain and Sleep Problems? (prevention.com)

Topics: Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Iowa, Mississippi

Seventeen additional states have CBD-specific laws on the books: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

In the United States, cannabidiol is classified as a Schedule 1 drug (with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse), so the government requires extensive documentation from researchers interested in studying it and subjects them to extensive regulations.

The FDA is reviewing a New Drug Application (NDA) for Epidiolex, a pharmaceutical-grade CBD product used in the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, two rare conditions of childhood-onset epilepsy.

Drug Made From Cannabis Plant Gets Backing From FDA Staff (bloomberg.com)

Topics: Food and Drug Administration, medical marijuana, National Institutes of Health, drug company, liver injury, synthetic cannabinoids, cannabidiol, increased risk

Insys is developing a cannabidiol oral solution for a severe type of epileptic seizure known as infantile spasms, and childhood epilepsy defined by staring spells where the child isn’t aware or responsive.

The drug company is seeking to sell the oral solution to treat seizures associated with two forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, in patients aged 2 or older.

The treatment, which GW Pharma hopes to market under the name Epidiolex, is produced in the U.K. from a plant that has been bred to have a high cannabidiol, or CBD, content, chief executive officer Justin gover said in an interview earlier this month.

CBD Oil News From Around The Web April 13, 2018

I Took CBD Oil For 7 Days For Anxiety — Here’s What Happened

I was super uncomfortable with the perception, labeling, and stigma around the use of cannabis products, but the profound pros that CBD oil has to offer me medically significantly outweigh any kind of cons I might endure from social stigma(popsugar.com)

Legalities aside, I was still nervous that I’d get the psychoactive effects and lose control of my mental faculties, but coworkers assured me that “everything is fine” and basically told me to chill out and eat the oil. (popsugar.com)

So here I am, a goody-two-shoes, nonsmoking fitness editor, here to share my side and my experience — and I fully recommend trying CBD as part of your wellness routine(popsugar.com)

10 Best CBD Oils For Pain Relief [2018 Update]

One of the most well-publicized of these studies took place back in 2008, in which results determined that “cannabinoid analgesics (pain relievers) have generally been well tolerated in clinical trials … with acceptable adverse event profiles (meaning acceptable effectiveness for practical use). (marijuanabreak.com)

In fact, in a massive report that was published by the World Health Organization during last year’s 2017 Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, it was (finally) declared to the world that CBD is a “safe, well tolerated [compound, which] is not associated with any significant adverse public health effects.” (marijuanabreak.com)

Moreover, a patient survey conducted by Project CBD, which is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to making cannabis research transparent to the public, declared that “…cannabis appears to be an effective pain management tool with few negative side effects.” (marijuanabreak.com)

Primer About Cannabidiol And The Benefits Of CBD

Each of these compounds has specific healing attributes, but when combined they create what scientists refer to as a holistic “entourage effect,” so that the therapeutic impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its single-molecule parts. (huffingtonpost.com)

There are several mechanisms for this anti-cancer effect: cannabis affects a gene which controls metastasis so it decreases metastasis, encourages apoptosis (death of old or abnormal cells), and inhibits angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels). (huffingtonpost.com)

The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. (huffingtonpost.com)

CBD: The Cinderella Molecule · High Times

Many medical marijuana patients have learned through trial and error that augmenting CBD-rich oil by adding some THC—or THCA, the unheated, non-psychoactive form of THC that’s present in raw cannabis flowers and leaves—helps to keep seizures and other symptoms at bay. (hightimes.com)

The year was 2009, and the strain of interest, an oddity called Soma A-Plus, didn’t top the charts for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a.k.a. the high-causer, unlike the several thousand other bud samples that Steep Hill had previously tested for California’s medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. (hightimes.com)

Thus far, CBD commerce proliferates online with little interference from the federal government, other than FDA warning letters that have been sent to several CBD hemp-oil retailers for mislabeling products and making unproven medical claims(hightimes.com)

Beauty’s New High: CBD Oil – The New York Times

Founded in 2016 by Robert Rosenheck, who has a branding background, and his wife, Cindy Capobianco, who has led public relations for Banana Republic and marketing for Gap, it is a leader in a movement to make marijuana more attractive to a mainstream audience(nytimes.com)

“We’re aware that having a cannabis candle is a little provocative, but I personally love the flavor and smell of cannabis,” said Matthew Herman, a founder, who previously worked for the fashion labels Giles DeaconProenza Schouler and Zac Posen. (nytimes.com)

Cannabis products also nod to enthusiasms that have already gained momentum in the beauty industry, like ingestibles (CBD-infused gummies, caramels and drops) and wellness (CBD lotions to relieve soreness from new year workouts). (nytimes.com)

What’s Lagal And What’s Not When It Comes TO CBD Oil?

“CBD primarily comes from hemp and if you have hemp-derived CBD products that is perfectly legal in the U.S. and Tennessee,” said professor Elliot Altman, who is one of the foremost experts on CBD oil in Tennessee. (newschannel5.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Questions surrounding the closure of multiple Rutherford County businesses have continued; so NewsChannel 5 found out what is legal and illegal about CBD oil in Tennessee(newschannel5.com)

He heads up the Botanical Medical Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University, legally cultivating hemp. (newschannel5.com)