Month: June 2021

Why is CBD Legal

Why is CBD Legal?

Cannabis has been used globally for more than 5000 years. There are three varieties or genuses of cannabis plants for which a variety of uses have been developed – including making cloth, rope, food, bioplastics, biofuel, as a substance for spiritual practice, and as medicine.

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cannabis terpenes

Linalool, Myrcene, Pinene??? Welcome to the World of Terpenes

What are terpenes? With terms such as “CBD” and “THC” becoming mainstream, you may have also heard the word “terpene” thrown around but not have known exactly what it was—or thought that this was deep-into-the-culture cannabis user lingo. That’s not the case! Terpenes are easy

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Cannabis research roundup

Cannabis Research Roundup

2020 was a challenging year for everyone and it may seem that COVID made everything stagnant. However, something amazing happened… A record in cannabis research was broken. Per NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) Globally in 2020, there were OVER 3500 scientific

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CBD Nurses day group of nurses

Nurses Day and CBD

The first time I did a presentation about cannabis was during my final year of nursing school. In policy class, I had to present a healthcare policy issue I was passionate about. While this presentation feels like it happened eons ago, and cannabis was illegal

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How much should CBD products cost

How Much Should you Pay for CBD Products?

You get what you pay for” is a phrase that I often use when talking about fashion, food, and CBD. CBD prices can range from moderate, expensive, to really expensive depending on dosing, product size, and other ingredients added to the product such as cannabinoids

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cannabis and exercise

CBD, Exercise, and Metabolic Health

For over 50 years, cannabis has had a bad reputation regarding its health benefits. Since the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 prohibiting cannabis, there have been several false narratives regarding the physical and mental health of individuals who use cannabis—the pop culture “stoner” stereotype, or

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Cannabis women over 65

CBD Basics for Women 65+

The fastest growing population of CBD users is people over the age of 65. Benefits of CBD use for adults in this age range are abundant. In studies from as early as 1991, cannabinoids have been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits with minimal side

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cannabis cbd hormonal health

Cannabis and Hormonal Health

One of my passions as a feminist and cannabis nurse is to help women utilize CBD and cannabis to help with hormonal issues that so many women suffer from. Hormonal health issues include menopause symptoms, weight loss & gain, flares of chronic pain, disturbed sleep,

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cannabis CBD covid 19

CBD and COVID-19

2020 was supposed to be THE year for cannabis. More states fully legalized cannabis (including my home state of Illinois) and progress was made in numerous others on some form of law allowing increased access. The CBD market was growing—it was being infused into cocktails,

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