Cannabis and PTSD

Despite sharing some key features, anxiety disorders differ in a number of underlying ways. Hypervigilance, hyperarousal, dissociation, emotional numbing, and reexperiencing phenomena through nightmares and flashbacks are particular characteristics of PTSD (5). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is defined as a debilitating condition affecting the body, mind, and spirit, related to the failure of what scientists call…

CBD and Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation throughout the body, especially in joints, skin, kidneys, and the brain. Due to hyperactivity of the immune system, healthy tissue is confused for harmful agents like bacteria and viruses and attacked by antibodies. As a result, lupus patients typically suffer chronic pain, tissue damage, swelling, and a…

How Does CBC Work in the Human Body?

Although Cannabichromene (CBC) is one of the lesser known cannabinoids in cannabis, it is actually a major contributing factor to the human body. While it was Initially discovered in 1966, not a lot of research has been conducted on CBC due to THC attracting most attention from scientist and researchers. CBC is produced through an…

Environmental Benefits of Planting Hemp Following Natural Disasters

In the period post-disaster, Hemp can be used for several purposes. Not only does it remove heavy metals and radiation from the soil through a process called phytoremediation (Linger et al, 2002), but it can be used to create sustainable structures once it is harvested and transformed into hemp-crete (Stevulova et al, 2013). Ukraine has…

National Hemp Legalization

It is well known in 2014, Barrack Obama passed the Agricultural Act of 2014, otherwise known as the 2014 Farm Bill, which included Section 7606 allowing for universities and state departments of agriculture to begin growing hemp for research purposes or commercial uses under pilot programs.   So far, at least 27 states have passed…

CBD and Pregnancy

Compared to its other, more well established health benefits, CBD’s effects on pregnant women remain less quantified. 1  Research has given mixed reviews and has been spread thin across many topics, many of them THC related. This research has generated various hypotheses as to why cannabinoids might be harmful to developing babies. Yet these proposals…

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury’s account for 10 million deaths and 1.5 million hospitalizations annually in the US. TBI survivors experience death at around a rate of 3 times faster than the general population, along with a myriad of other long term cognitive, physical, and psychological disorders that can greater diminish the quality of life for the…