CBD Oil News Roundup April 21st 2018

 

What FDA Approval of CBD Could Mean for the Beauty Industry (racked.com)

Topics: specific types, skin conditions, drug product, certain types, warning letters, cannabidiol, pain relief, serious diseases

CBD oil is also not to be confused with hemp oil, which is extracted from a different part of the plant and contains little to no CBD or THC.

“CBD oil has become known as a beauty superstar for its versatility and ever-growing list of benefits, and we decided to bring some of that good stuff into your makeup collection,” the brand said in a blog post, citing the ingredient as “conditioning.” That’s a really benign claim, but other products go further, usually touting CBD’s supposed anti-inflammatory and calming properties.

Hemp and marijuana are derived from two different strains of the cannabis plant, but one is grown for its psychoactive effects and the other for industrial purposes.

“In this case, the illegally sold products allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD), a component of the marijuana plant that is not FDA approved in any drug product for any indication.” A pharmacy professor who has been involved in CBD studies told the Washington Post a few weeks ago that the multitude of CBD claims are “not scientifically founded, in my mind.” If the FDA does approve this CBD-based drug, the only thing that legally can be claimed is that it can treat the specific types of seizures for which it was originally tested, at very specific doses.

No, CBD Oil Won’t Get You Stoned—But It Could Make Travel Less Stressful (cntraveler.com)

Topics: California, Colorado, Los Angeles, coconut oil, essential oils, New York, cannabidiol, olive oil

It’s still important to properly read the labels on the CBD oils you’re buying, as it can also be derived from hemp’s more psychoactive cousin.

THC is classified as an illegal compound under federal law regardless of whether or not you have a valid medical card or if it is legal in the state you are traveling to.

Make sure to follow TSA guidelines and if you’re traveling with liquids or oils in your carry-on, make sure they are under 3.4 ounces to ensure a completely stress-free trip.

Therapeutic uses of CBD—which comes from hemp, a particular strain of the cannabis plant—have been researched for quite some time, because unlike THC, the active compound in marijuana that gives you that “high” feeling of euphoria and intoxication, CBD isn’t psychoactive.

The Surprising Place Olivia Wilde Wears Cannabis Oil (eonline.com)

Topics: Hollywood, recent years, supermodels, popular trend, beauty industry, cannabis consumption, alternative approach, pain relief

The cannabis-derived, nonpsychoactive (as in, you won’t feel any high here) ingredient has become a popular trend in the beauty industry in recent years.

Thanks to beauty industry marketing, the ingredient has become more accessible.

Why Athletes Are Ditching Ibuprofen for CBD (outsideonline.com)

Topics: pharmaceutical companies, medical marijuana, pain management, clinical trials, naproxen, pain relief, opioid, preclinical studies

“My body is constantly inflamed.” Many athletes in his situation rely on common pain relief like ibuprofen, but when Talansky strained a hip flexor last fall, he reached for a bottle of cannabidiol (CBD), an extract from the cannabis plant, instead.

Research on CBD has been slow to accumulate, largely because the federal government considers marijuana a Schedule I drug—the same classification given to heroin and LSD—making it difficult for researchers to gain access to it for study.

That could change soon: at least 20 clinical trials examining the medical benefits of CBD are currently under way in the U.S., including a $16 million effort by the University of Miami, which is looking into CBD’s effects on brain trauma.

“After purchasing every CBD oil you could buy, we found that a number of companies were selling products that contained almost no cannabidiol, and others contained THC.” While there are many unknowns, anecdotal and preclinical evidence for the efficacy of CBD continues to build.

Good News for Bees and CBD Fans (austinchronicle.com)

Topics: Austin, Texas, Preston, Twitter, Belgium, landmark legislation, pumpkin seeds, real news

Seth Nyer, founder of Bee Delightful – local honey from rescued bees that contains an added CBD isolate – says the new legislation would “clarify the federal legality of hemp and all cannabinoids and derivatives from hemp, including CBD.

We’ll be performing a live broadcast of the entire rescue, starting the morning of the event and ending with a live rehiving of the rescued bees at our organic-certified sanctuary property, Barr Mansion, for all of our guests to see.

A version of this article appeared in print on April 20, 2018 with the headline: Turtles All the Way Down A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene.