Can CBD Really Do All That? | The New York Times

Can CBD Really Do All That?   |   The New York Times

When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called polymicrogyria. Over the years, Jacobson and her husband, Aaron, have tried giving him at least 16 different drugs, but none provided lasting relief. They lived with the grim prognosis that their son — whose cognitive abilities never advanced beyond those of a 1-year-old — would likely continue to endure seizures until the cumulative brain injuries led to his death.

In early 2012, when Jacobson learned about cannabis at a conference organized by the Epilepsy Therapy Project, she felt a flicker of hope. The meeting, in downtown San Francisco, was unlike others she had attended, which were usually…

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Saks Fifth Avenue Is Now Serving CBD Beauty At New York City Flagship's In-House Salon | FORBES

Saks Fifth Avenue Is Now Serving CBD Beauty At New York City Flagship's In-House Salon   |   FORBES

Barney’s New York was the first to fling the doors open to cannabis acceptance among luxury retailers earlier this year with The High End and now Saks Fifth Avenue is next to follow suit in the form of a dedicated space.

Today, the chain of department stores announced the launch of The Salon Project by Joel Warren’s CBD Beauty Corner at its New York City…

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The Stoner as Gym Rat | The New York Times

The Stoner as Gym Rat   |   The New York Times

Many people who frequently use cannabis also seem to be people who frequently exercise.

Defying stereotypes, many people who frequently use cannabis also seem to be people who frequently exercise, according to the first large study of legal marijuana and exercise habits.

The study finds that many people who report using cannabis in the hours before or after a workout believe that it makes their exercise more enjoyable and may help motivate them to get out and be active. Fewer of those who exercise and use pot maintain that it actually improves their physical performance while exercising.

When we think of marijuana users, many people harbor preconceptions about their lives and lifestyles. The image that comes up for many of us, often cobbled together from watching The Dude in the movie “The Big Lebowski” or…

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Great-grandmother with CBD oil arrested at Disney World | FOX NEWS

Great-grandmother with CBD oil arrested at Disney World   |   FOX NEWS

Disney World may be the most magical place on Earth, but it turned into a legal nightmare for a great-grandmother with arthritis.

A 69-year-old woman was arrested at a Disney World checkpoint when an Orange County Deputy found CBD oil in her purse. She then spent 12 hours behind bars before being released on a $2,000 bond.

Hester Jordan Burkhalter, a great-grandmother from North Carolina, began using CBD oil for her arthritis after her doctor recommended it, Fox 35 in Orlando reported. She even had a note from the medical professional in her purse at the time of arrest, but it didn’t matter.

Burkhalter told Fox 35 that she had been planning on the trip for two years. “I have really bad arthritis in my legs, in my arms and in my shoulder,” she said. “I use (CBD oil) for the pain because…

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Will You Sleep Better With CBD? | CONSUMER REPORTS - NBC

Will You Sleep Better With CBD?   |   CONSUMER REPORTS - NBC

Have trouble sleeping at night? You’re not alone. According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, almost 80 percent of Americans say they have trouble sleeping at least once a week. Now, some people are turning to CBD, a compound in cannabis that won’t get you high, to get some much needed zzz’s. But is it safe and does it work? Consumer Reports has what you need to know.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in hemp and marijuana. Its popularity has exploded because of its potential to treat health problems like pain and anxiety.

There isn’t a ton of research on CBD and insomnia. But the research that is available suggests that CBD may reduce anxiety and possibly reduce pain. Relieving one or both of those could help you get to sleep and stay asleep.

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Canadian Cannabis Retailers Just Can't Keep CBD Products in Stock

Canadian Cannabis Retailers Just Can't Keep CBD Products in Stock

CBD is the trendiest wellness product going right now—good luck finding it in Canada.

With big name celebrities like Kim Kardashian jumping on the CBD hype train, the already huge popularity of the non-intoxicating cannabis compound is only getting bigger. Hell, in the US you can buy all sorts of CBD-infused products from mainstream drugstores right now. And with cannabis now legal for adult use across Canada, you might think getting a bottle of the non-high-inducing CBD oil should be easy enough.

But as it turns out cannabis producers in Canada just can't make enough of the stuff to fulfill…

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CBD Is Wildly Popular. Disputes Over Its Legality Are a Growing Source of Tension | New York Times

CBD Is Wildly Popular. Disputes Over Its Legality Are a Growing Source of Tension   |   New York Times

DUNCANVILLE, Tex. — When the police raided Amy Wazwaz’s tobacco shop in North Texas this spring, officers seized every product containing CBD oil, from bath balms to lollipops.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant, but one that does not result in a high. It has become wildly popular during the last several months because of claims that it helps with a variety of ailments, from anxiety and diabetes to headaches and menstrual cramps…

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Canadian Cannabis Retailers Struggling With Shortage Of CBD Extract | HUFFINGTON POST

Canadian Cannabis Retailers Struggling With Shortage Of CBD Extract   |   HUFFINGTON POST

Retailers across Canada are struggling with a shortage of all cannabis, but there's one product they're especially desperate to keep on shelves: cannabidiol or CBD, a non-intoxicating extract vaunted for its purported health benefits.

The extract, most commonly sold as oil, has been promoted as a natural cure for pain, anxiety and insomnia, despite limited medical research. Many customers are coming in asking for it, especially first-time and older users, store owners say.

"I don't think the licensed producers really realized how popular CBD was…

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CBD: On a real market high | CBS NEWS

CBD: On a real market high   |   CBS NEWS

It looks like pot, can be vaped like pot, even eaten like pot. But pot, it is not. It's called CBD, short for cannabidiol, a buzzy chemical compound that's on a real market high. 

CBD is extracted from hemp, in the same plant family as marijuana. But CBD won't have you microwaving pizza rolls at 2 a.m., because it contains very little THC, the stuff that gets you stoned. 

It's essentially weed without the high, and those who swear by it say it's helping everything from arthritis to insomnia, anxiety to depression, and maybe much more. 

At CBD Kratom in Chicago, sales associate Elijah Olson can barely keep the shelves stocked.

Correspondent Lee Cowan said of CBD's claims, "It sounds like it's almost…

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Pets are the hot new cannabis customer as owners use CBD to ease pain and thunderstorm anxiety | CNBC

Pets are the hot new cannabis customer as owners use CBD to ease pain and thunderstorm anxiety   |   CNBC

KEY POINTS

  • More people are giving their pets CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabis compound.

  • There’s scant data proving CBD helps, yet some people swear by it.

  • CBD pet products could balloon to a $1.16 billion industry in the U.S. by 2022, the Brightfield Group estimates.

Some of the CBD industry’s biggest consumers aren’t even human.

Dogs and cats are increasingly taking the non-intoxicating cannabis compound as their owners seek to provide relief to their four-legged friends for everything from anxiety to pain and

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A Little CBD to Take the Edge Off—For Your Pet? | WALL STREET JOURNAL

A Little CBD to Take the Edge Off—For Your Pet?   |   WALL STREET JOURNAL

Barbara Hightower has found a solution to her 9-year-old dog Moose’s panic attacks: Treats made from cannabis.

Ms. Hightower, a 63-year-old homemaker in Madison, N.J., says the biscuits have helped calm Moose’s sudden shaking and hiding under furniture. “It takes the edge off his anxiety,” she says.

The supplements contain a hemp extract called cannabidiol, or CBD, which has garnered a flurry of interest among people who take it for everything from sleep to stress reduction. Its human proponents say the products provide a wash of calm without producing a psychoactive “high” like marijuana, hemp’s sister in the cannabis plant family. Now, people are trying it on their pets…

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Congress made it legal to grow hemp last year. Florida is now on board, too | MIAMI HERALD

Congress made it legal to grow hemp last year. Florida is now on board, too   |   MIAMI HERALD

Across the state, farmers, processors and innovators have been waiting for a green light. 

Some are ready to return century-old family land to farm again, revitalize citrus operations, build processing facilities and make sustainable cotton-like products.

They wanted a hemp program and Friday afternoon, their wishes were answered. 

On the penultimate day of the legislative session, the Legislature approved a bill that allows the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to create a state hemp program. The Senate voted unanimously to pass the bill. On Wednesday, all members but Rep. James Bush, D-Miami, voted to approve the bill.

Bob Clayton, who says he played a large part in writing the hemp legislation, is hopeful that…

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Bubba Watson endorses CBD product despite the PGA Tour’s warning to golfers | The Washington Post

Bubba Watson endorses CBD product despite the PGA Tour’s warning to golfers   |   The Washington Post

CBD is raising its game, coming to the PGA Tour on the visor of a two-time Masters winner. Bubba Watson has become the highest-profile golfer to sign with a CBD company and will wear cbdMD's logo on his visor at all Tour events, starting with the PGA Championship that begins May 16 on Long Island's Bethpage Black course. Cannabidiol (CBD)…

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Cannabis fans everywhere may get their wish as Oreo-maker Mondelez eyes CBD-infused snacks | CNBC

 Cannabis fans everywhere may get their wish as Oreo-maker Mondelez eyes CBD-infused snacks   |   CNBC

Cannabis aficionados everywhere may finally get their wish as Oreo-maker Mondelez eyes adding CBD-infused snacks to its product line, which includes Chips Ahoy cookies, Cadbury chocolate, Nilla Wafers and Nutter Butter cookies.

Watch CNBC’sfull interview with Modelez CEO Drirk Van de Put

“Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and play it the right way,” CEO Dirk Van de Put said Wednesday on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street. ”

Although he dashed hopes that consumers would get CBD-infused Oreos, saying that…

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Kim Kardashian's chill baby shower included CBD and meditation: 'Everyone have a puff' | USA TODAY

Kim Kardashian's chill baby shower included CBD and meditation: 'Everyone have a puff'   |   USA TODAY

Kim Kardashian West's baby shower was a working mom's paradise.

The reality star designed the affair held at her home this weekend in honor of the pending birth of her fourth child with Kanye West via surrogate.

The weekend was all about relaxation and included a sound bath, Yeezy slides, meditation and CBD, if you're into that sort of thing. In a series of videos taken inside the party and posted by Instagram fan account Kim Kardashian Snapchat, the celebrity mom invited guests to get their groove on.

"Let's zen out for a Saturday," she said, surrounded by guests stretched out on yoga mats. "So everyone have a puff and put on some oil."

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Kim Kardashian loves cannabis benefits, from CBD beauty to anti-anxiety | KARDASHIANDISH.COM

Kim Kardashian loves cannabis benefits, from CBD beauty to anti-anxiety   |   KARDASHIANDISH.COM

Kim Kardashian is sharing her love for “everything CBD,” from beauty products to cannabis for “Zen-like” anti-anxiety peace.

Kim Kardashian is one of those reality TV stars who is exceptionally active and honest on social media. So when Kardashian recently admitted that she’s “obsessed with everything CBD,” we think she meant it!

Curious about what exactly is included in “everything CBD,” from what it means to how to use it like a Kardashian?

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How Hollywood's Cannabis Brands Are Celebrating 4/20 | HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

How Hollywood's Cannabis Brands Are Celebrating 4/20   |   HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

In celebration of 4/20 on Saturday, several industry-loved cannabis and CBD brands are debuting new products and events. Companies like Lord Jones, Higgs and Lowell Herb have developed new weed offerings for the holiday. 

Influencer marketing platform Traackr reports that the CBD brands Lord Jones, Beboe and Leef Organics are dominating influencer conversations. The word "CBD" has seen a 101 percent increase in mentions by beauty and fashion influencers over the last year, while "sativa" has increased in conversations by 345 percent. The Hollywood Reporter has reported on the rise of cannabis fashion and CBD beauty on the red carpet, alongside new inventions like the social media app High There! and even CBD-infused manicures…

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The Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight (CBD) Will Be Available in Denver, Colorado on April 20, 2019

The Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight (CBD) Will Be Available in Denver, Colorado on April 20, 2019

Carl’s Jr.®, known for impossible to ignore flavors and craveable menu items, today announced it will be testing its latest menu innovation the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight (CBD) for one day only on April 20th at one Carl’s Jr. restaurant location in Denver.

“The new Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight ties back to our core strategy of being the first to bring bold and unexpected flavors that are at the forefront of hot restaurant trends to…

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FDA sets first hearing on CBD in May as the agency looks at legalizing the cannabis compound in food and drinks | CNBC

FDA sets first hearing on CBD in May as the agency looks at legalizing the cannabis compound in food and drinks   |   CNBC

The Food and Drug Administration has set its first public hearing on legalizing CBD in food and drinks, to figure out how to regulate the newly legalized cannabis product. The hearing will take place on May 31.

The agency wants data on CBD’s safety in food products and feedback on how it might regulate manufacturing, marketing and labeling, according to a notice posted Tuesday in the Federal…

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Cannabis Wellness Hits the Oscars Red Carpet | HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Cannabis Wellness Hits the Oscars Red Carpet   |   HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

How brands like Lord Jones and Dosist are taking the pain and stress out of red carpets: "I use it to take the edge off, especially now during the craziness of awards season," says makeup artist Jenn Streicher.

On Sunday, the Oscars will recognize pioneers in filmmaking while, behind the scenes, some pioneering cannabis and CBD beauty products just might be helping ease the tension for certain attendees walking the red carpet.

Since marijuana was legalized in California in 2018, stars and their stylists have become even more open about turning to CBD as a non-psychoactive, anti-inflammatory healing addition to makeup foundations and foot creams that combat the pain of high heels. Luxe CBD brand Lord Jones has long attracted star stylists like Karla Welch (Tracee Ellis Ross), makeup artist…

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