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CBD Oil Research Shows Marijuana Chemical’s Ability To Treat Epilepsy In Children

CBD Oil Research carried out at New York University’s Langone Medical Center suggests that CBD may help with childhood epilepsy. An Article published on the imortal news website details the study and looks at what benefits are offered by CBD oil and CBD oil research.

The full article can be read here:

http://www.immortal.org/21516/cbd-research-shows-marijuana-chemicals-ability-treat-epilepsy-children/

The gist of the article is that cannabis (marijuana) contains many active compounds, some of which may have medical benefits and that a growing amount of evidence points to CBD being the most important one.

The CBD oil research study in question looked at a group of epileptic children on a 3 month trial of using CBD oil. The study found that some children benefited from the CBD oil while other experienced adverse effects. The summation of the report is that more CBD oil research is required to see if their are benefits for sufferers of child epilepsy.

 

CBD or Cannabidiol is one of around 80 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants and along with THC is one of the 2 major component compounds. CBD is considered to have a wider range of medical applications than CBD and is a non-intoxicating compound that does not give the user a ‘high’ which can be attributed to THC.

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Study shows reduced pain levels after use of CBD Hemp Oil

CBD Hemp oil in tests to see if it helps reduce pain

A company in the USA called ETST have been testing their high CBD Hemp oil on former American Football players to see if it helps with pain management. A series of questions were asked to ascertain pain levels and then after 2 weeks of taking CBD hep oil the same question were asked again. After having used the CBD Hemp Oil for 2 weeks there was a marked improvement in pain levels.

Article taken from globalnewswire.com – read the full article

Extract from the article:

Boca Raton, Nov. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BOCA RATON, FL / Earth Science Tech, Inc. (ETST) (“ETST” or “the Company”), a unique biotechnology publicly traded company focused on nutraceuticals, bioceuticals and dietary supplements, announces interim results from phase 1 in introducing the ETST line of Nutraceutical and Bioceutical products to former professional athletes.

Approximately 2 weeks ago, ETST initiated its breakthrough trial study involving former professional football players using its Hemp CBD Oil. On the first day participants answered a number of questions scaling the intensity of various pain symptoms. They were all given doses of high potency Hemp CBD Oil to administer for 30 days two times a day. On day 15, the participants answered another series of questions scaling their pain levels. These preliminary results suggest a marked improvement in the participants’ pain levels.

The Former players and current candidates will be requested to submit a report of their affected physical and mental health at the conclusion of this trial. ETST is very excited about the future health implications suggested by these initial results. Although this is a first step on a long road, ETST looks forward to conducting future trial studies with former professional athletes.

ETST High Grade Hemp CBD is derived from imported 100% industrial hemp. ETST High Grade Hemp CBD Products contain hundreds of micronutrients (phytonutrients). These include Terpenoids, Essential Oils and Antioxidants. The most dynamic are a group of compounds called Cannabinoids that have been found to exist in Hemp and the human body. In addition to the cannabinoids present in our industrial hemp oil extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and “plant” chemical compounds such as amino acids, sugars, vitamins, fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), flavanoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, alcohols, glycosides, pigments, hemp seed oil, water, and terpenes. The most common terpenes in our CBD oils are Beta-caryophyllene, Caryophyllene Oxide, Myrcene, Terpinolene, Bisabolol, Pinene, Nerolidol, Ocimene and Phytol. Hemp oil contains more essential fatty acids than any other plant.

– See more at: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/11/19/788840/0/en/Earth-Science-Tech-Announces-Positive-Interim-results-from-Trial-with-Former-Professional-Football-Athletes-Using-ETST-High-Grade-Hemp-CBD-Cannabidiol.html#sthash.ZE2zKczT.dpuf

 

 

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Is therapeutic hemp oil subject to Alaska marijuana laws?

An interesting article from the Alaska Despatch news regarding the legality of CBD hemp oil in alaska

Read the full article here or an the extract below:

http://www.adn.com/article/20151028/therapeutic-hemp-oil-subject-alaska-marijuana-laws

Is hemp CBD oil prohibited in Alaska or what?

Industrial hemp CBD oil is currently available for sale at many smoke shops and hemp-friendly places around Alaska — no prescription or medical marijuana card necessary. I spoke to several vendors in the course of researching this column and they all said that no law enforcement agencies or regulators have given them any indication that what they’re doing is against the law or prohibited. It is apparent that hemp CBD oil is being allowed by federal authorities and is not being treated as part of Alaska’s legal cannabis landscape.

CBD oil is not treated the same as regular marijuana in the realm of law for a couple of reasons, chief among them a new federal distinction between cannabis and industrial hemp. President Obama recently signed a Farm Bill amended to remove industrial hemp from the strictures of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which banned it. That move expires in 5 years, but a bill is before Congress that would make it permanent.

Because CBD oil is derived from industrial hemp, not marijuana, buying, selling and transporting across state lines are all allowed. Think of it as the same situation that allows stores to openly sell hemp products, like nutritional supplements or hemp seed granola. All this isn’t to say that industrial hemp CBD oil will remain as accessible as it is now. It may be regulated in the future to some extent.

Domestic hemp production is only recently allowed, though. Hemp used to be illegal to grow in the U.S., and all raw hemp products, whether fiber, plant matter or seeds, were being imported by manufacturers of everything from string to hand lotion, but now an avenue has opened and some states are taking advantage. The landscape is full of speculation and new energy across the country, particularly Kentucky, historically a major hemp producer.

Hemp is indeed a variety of cannabis sativa, but it contains practically none of the species’ main psychoactive substance, THC. Non-pharmaceutical grade oils derived from it typically wind up containing a trivial amount, far far less than would cause any noticeable psychoactive effects in otherwise healthy people. Removing hemp from the controlled substances act makes sense to me, regardless of any medical or industrial uses, because it was never a recreational substance, except maybe for masochists.

Several people who use hemp CBD oils regularly, even a few times a day, for chronic conditions have told me that they feel absolutely no “high.” The main thing they all described was a great sense of relief, a relaxation or loosening of their muscles and joints, and a blunting of chronic pain or nerve sensations. I’m no doctor, and clinical trials on CBD are still being conducted, but the testimonials I heard were compelling.