Overdosing on THC

While prescription painkillers cause thousands of overdose deaths each year, no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose. In fact, studies suggest it is impossible to die from smoking too much THC. But indirect deaths are possible — and documented. W hat some people mean when they say “overdose” is simply taking too much…

Hemp Paper

The benefits of Hemp are endless. Around 150B.C., the Chinese were the first to realize the potential it had for paper making, eventually leading to the production of the world’s first paper completely made from Hemp. The oldest documents to date written on this amazing paper were of Buddhist texts from the second and third…

CBD and Chemotherapy

Over 70 years ago, during World War II, chemotherapy was introduced as mustard gas was pumped in to cancer patients veins to help stop the growth of cancer cells. While the treatment was successful it caused a lot of harm to the patient’s bodies. Since then doctors have come up with pharmaceutical drugs that are…

Hemp and Pesticides

Pesticides are very harmful for the health of humans and animals. Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health issues. ranging from short-term effects like nausea, dizziness, fatigue and headaches, to more chronic impacts like endocrine disruption, reproductive harm, and cancer. Studies with lab animals have linked exposure to pesticides with damage…

Hemp Yarn

Hemp yarn has been a common place in crafts since the 1960’s(1) but has been in existence for thousands of years. One of the oldest cultivated crops on the earth, Hemp’s bast fibers surrounding the woody stems of plant are the strongest on our planet(2). Sold by the yard, ounce, or pound, this type of…

Cannabis and Women CEO’s

Cannabis has more women in leadership roles than any other major industry.  According to a 2015 study conducted by Marijuana Business Daily, 36 percent of executive-level positions in the cannabis industry are held by women compared to the US average of 22 percent. Women also make up 63% of high-level positions at testing labs and…

Anti-Tumor Effects of CBD

CBD and other cannabinoids including THC have been known to ease cancer and chemotherapy related nausea, fatigue, pain, sleep deprivation, and depression. However, scientists and patients are wondering if different cannabinoids will have an affect on the cancer cells, and work to reduce tumors and encourage normal cell behavior. According to a 2013 study, many…

Terpenes

Plant terpenes are a natural component of cannabis that gives the plant a potent aromaticity. Cannabis varieties have a complex scent and flavor because of terpenes, such as citrus, pine, and mint. As of now, over 200 terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant; each cannabis strain has a unique terpene profile. It should…

CBD Drug Interactions

Research has shown CBD is effective in managing many different ailments by manipulating the endogenous endocannabinoid system, with little to no side effects. Though completely safe to use, CBD can potentially interact with many pharmaceuticals by inhibiting the activity cytochrome P450, a family of liver enzymes. This key enzyme group metabolizes most of the drugs…

Cannabinoids for Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders can be caused by cancer, an excess or deficiency of iodine, infection and fluid build up, benign tumors or hormonal disorders. Cannabinoids may help with these issues.  The thyroid is a gland that produces hormones which affect every single cell in our bodies, tissues and organs. It regulates our metabolic rate, cholesterol, heart,…