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How CBD Oil Can Help Relieve Pain and Anxiety

Betty Tűndik



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From everyday aches and pains to chronic, painful conditions, everyone experiences pain on some level. For those who suffer from chronic pain from an old injury, arthritis, or conditions like diabetes, sometimes doctors recommend opiates or other potentially addictive pain medications.

Similarly, everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their lives. It’s natural. However, for those who suffer from conditions like chronic anxiety or social anxiety disorder, the only relief is from prescription medications that often come with bad side effects.

However, there is a medication out there that not only helps with pain, but it can also help to treat anxiety. It’s also holistic and all-natural. It’s from the hemp plant.

It’s called CBD oil.

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Next to its more widely known cannabinoid, THC, it is the most prevalent of the cannabinoids. However, unlike THC, which is psychoactive, CBD will not make you high.

CBD reacts with certain receptors in the nervous system and although exactly how CBD helps treat pain is unknown, it may have to do with the fact that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. CBD has also been shown to interact with the same receptors, helping them to work more efficiently, which may help treat anxiety.

CBD For Pain

CBD Oil can help bring relief to many different types of pain. From neuropathic pain caused by diabetes or chemotherapy to chronic pain related to inflammation, CBD can help. CBD works for neuropathic pain by inhibiting the release of glutamate and other inflammatory agents. Likewise, this same anti-inflammatory mechanism allows CBD to work to relieve pain brought on by inflammation.

Taking CBD oil orally or via vaporization with a dry herb vaporizer daily can help to manage chronic pain. For flare-ups, keeping a vape pen loaded with CBD oil for use can keep you pain-free during the day. CBD-infused topical oils and creams have also been shown to work well for localized relief of symptoms.

CBD For Anxiety

Anxiety-related disorders affect some 40-million Americans. Many physicians prescribe drugs like Prozac and Zoloft to treat both anxiety and depression. Some also prescribe benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax. For some patients, these drugs work well. For others, their response to this treatment is not favorable. Thankfully, CBD can help with anxiety as well as pain.

Similar to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Zoloft, CBD may boost the signaling of serotonin receptors. Also, in animal studies, CBD helped the brain to regenerate hippocampus neurons. The part of the brain responsible for both depression and anxiety is the hippocampus. In people who suffer from those conditions, the hippocampus is smaller.

A limited human study conducted in Brazil showed that after consuming CBD, patients suffering from generalized anxiety disorder showed a significant decrease in anxiety. Another small study had people suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder take CBD before speaking publicly. Those who took the CBD showed a marked decrease in symptoms of anxiety like increased heart rate and elevated blood pressure.

Side Effects

For most people, CBD is well tolerated. However, there could be a few side effects such as sleepiness, fatigue, metabolic changes, and stomach upset. Most of these side-effects dissipate over time.

For people suffering from pain and anxiety, CBD can be a welcome addition to their daily regimen. Whether the CBD is vaporized, taken sublingually, orally, or in an infused cream, CBD has been shown to help to reduce pain. It has also been shown effective in reducing anxiety. Always check with your physician before incorporating CBD into your treatment plan, as it can interact with other medications.

This article is a contribution of Michael Jacobs

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Hemp Holdouts: Seven States Slow to Reform Hemp Laws After Farm Bill

Betty Tűndik



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Idaho’s state legislative session ended earlier this month with a tinge of disappointment. Despite overwhelming bipartisan support to legalize industrial hemp, the legislature was unable to pass a resolution to relax the state’s hemp ban. Adding to the frustration felt by hemp advocates was the shared inability of both the state’s House and Senate to approve measures legalizing hemp, as they failed to reconcile their competing bills.

That failure could prove problematic over the coming year: Aside from the lost opportunity to take advantage of the socioeconomic benefits afforded by legalization, there remains a heightened legal risk of transporting hemp through the state.

Though the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp federally legal, for the time being it remains codified as a Schedule I controlled substance under Idaho state law. At least one truck driver this year has been arrested by Idaho State Police for transporting hemp, yet charged with trafficking in cannabis. Until Idaho reconciles their laws, many consider the state a dead zone for the hemp industry.

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Source: New Frontier Data/Hemp Business Journal

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Phivida Announces the Launch of Wikala’s Private Beta for Its eCommerce Platform

Vlad Poptamas



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Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA OTCQX: PHVAF) (“Phivida” or the “Company”) announces the private beta launch of the Wikala eCommerce platform, featuring cannabis accessories from reputable manufacturers.

“The interest in the private beta release has been phenomenal so far and we look forward to working closely with our customers and creating the most trusted cannabis online marketplace in this industry,” says David Moon, CEO of Wikala. “We’ve been working at maximum pace to get to this stage, and it’s encouraging to think that this is only the beginning of where Wikala and Phivida can go.”

Wikala is a stand-alone eCommerce platform that is set to become the first website in the global cannabis and hemp-CBD space to offer independent sellers’ personal storefronts where they can list their goods within an existing marketplace. The private beta signup is still open and the platform will be available for use for a select number of beta users, based on their geography, for the next 55 days. During that time, the Wikala team will monitor user feedback and prepare the software for the next release.

The core features included in the private beta release are a fraction of the company’s ultimate vision, however, they are a necessary first step and include all of the basic features of an eCommerce website, including a product comparison tool that is yet to be seen in the cannabis market.

“The potential of Wikala is in its modularity and the fact that we can develop new creative features quickly and without having to rely on third party software,” continued Mr. Moon. “This allows us to use the Open Beta release to set the stage for the next milestone, which is to open the sellers’ portal and allow individual businesses to open their stores on Wikala.”

Wikala’s next milestone is the public release of the platform, expected on July 15, 2019, which will feature a refurbished design for mobile devices, a coupon system for discounts, advanced smart search and various additional functionalities that provide a glitch-free user experience from shopping to product delivery. The July 15 public launch is expected to be the platform’s Open Beta.


SOURCE Phivida Holdings Inc.

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Flower One Upgraded to the OTCQX Best Market in the U.S.

Vlad Poptamas



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Flower One Holdings Inc. (the “Company“) (CSE: FONE) (OTCQX: FLOOF), a leading cannabis cultivator, producer and innovator in Nevada,  is pleased to announce that its common shares are now trading on  the  OTCQX® Best Market under the symbol “FLOOF”, having graduated from the  OTCQB® Venture Market.

U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on Flower One’s common shares continue to trade on its primary exchange, the Canadian Securities Exchange, under the symbol “FONE”.

“Graduating to the OTCQX Market is yet another milestone achieved as we continue to execute our focused growth plan in Nevada,” said Ken Villazor, President and CEO of Flower One. “Our continued success in executing our plan has led to increasing capital market interest in our unique business model, our corporate vision and our future in the U.S. cannabis market. We have witnessed increased U.S. trading volumes since we began trading on the OTCQB® Venture Market, so upgrading today to the OTCQX is a welcome progression offering our shareholders increased cross-border liquidity as well as further increasing our visibility and shareholder exposure in the United States.”

The OTCQX Best Market is OTC Markets Group’s premier market for established, investor-focused U.S. and international companies. To be eligible, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, demonstrate compliance with relevant U.S. securities laws, be current in their disclosure, and have an introduction from a professional third-party sponsor.

“We are pleased to welcome Flower One Holdings to the OTCQX Best Market,” said Jason Paltrowitz, EVP of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group. “Cross-trading on the OTCQX Market will provide Flower One, a constituent of the Canadian Securities Exchange’s CSE25 Index, with more efficient access to research and trading among U.S. investors.”

“The Canadian Securities Exchange congratulates Flower One on their graduation from the OTCQB Market to the OTCQX Market,” said Richard Carleton, CEO of the CSE. “Canadian issuers taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by the OTC Markets Group can see a reduction in their cost of capital through increased U.S. liquidity.”


SOURCE Flower One Holdings Inc.

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