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Bioavailability of CBD: Comparing Methods of CBD Administration

The Science Behind CBD Bioavailability: How Much CBD is Actually Used? Bioavailability of CBD varies greatly depending on the method of administration. The averages for CBD bioavailability by method of administration are: 6% – 15% for oral (swallowed and digested by the GI…

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Cannabis and Cannabinoids

This cancer information summary provides an overview of the use of Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with cancer-related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment.

From Petroleum to Hemp – a New Plastic is Taking the Market

Hemp Plastics

Usually plastic’s basic building block is petroleum-based cellulose. But hemp is perhaps the greatest cellulose producer on the planet. Hemp hurds – the inner core of the hemp stock – are comprised of as much as 85 percent cellulose. One of the world’s oldest crops, hemp was harvested by the Chinese 8,500 years ago. Hemp remnants have been found dating back 6 millennia (6,000 yrs.). The first hemp planted in the U.S. was in Jamestown, Virginia, where growing it was mandatory.

Industrial Hemp & the Vagaries of Federal Law

If maximizing CBD-rich oil output for product formulation is the objective and the best plant sources are federally illegal because of a minuscule amount of THC, then perhaps it’s time to call things by their real name. It’s not industrial hemp that’s growing when American farmers harvest their cannabis crops before full maturity to minimize THC content. These are high-resin, CBD-rich drug plants, albeit the non-euphoric kind—in essence, marijuana that doesn’t make you feel high. And marijuana is still prohibited under federal law.

Cannabis vs. Hemp – do you know the difference?

Hemp and corn field, Picture courtesy of Gordon ScheifeleHemp and cannabis originate from the same plant, but through breeding, evolution and hybridization, modern cannabis now comes from the plant Cannabis Sativa – a female, branchlike plant that grows up to six feet tall. Its dried flowers and seed pods produce marijuana. Hemp comes from the plant Cannabis Sativa L. (or Cannabis Indica), a tall cane-like plant that grows up to five meters (16 feet) tall. While cannabis is enjoyed for its medicinal, recreational or spiritual use by smoking its flowers, commercialized hemp uses the plant’s stalk, fiber and seed for textiles, foods, papers, body care products, detergents, building materials and other things. Its hard wooden core can even be used for carpentry!

Study: Long-Term Pot Smoking Doesn’t Seem to Harm Health

Excerpt from Yahoo News: Even after years of heavy use, marijuana doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on the physical health of the body. So finds a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry, which analyzed data from a…

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