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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

We all have a nervous system, a respiratory system, and a circulatory system, among others. In 1988, scientists discovered another one: the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, which produces molecules similar to cannabis in the body. They’re so numerous, that there are more in the human brain than any other receptors. At first, scientists thought endocannabinoid […]

Everything You Want to Know About CBD Topicals

woman holding CBD salve in jar

As CBD continues growing in popularity as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments, so do the available methods of CBD consumption. But did you know that CBD is effective when applied directly to the skin? That’s right, CBD is a natural analgesic (aka pain reliever) and anti-inflammatory aid.  So, if you suffer from […]

What’s the Difference Between THC and CBD?

CBD versus THC

While there’s an overwhelming amount of information online about cannabis and, more specifically, hemp and marijuana, some of it can be confusing and often contradictory. For example, do you know the difference between THC and CBD and why knowing the difference matters? With the release of new scientific studies regarding the soothing and even healing […]

CBD is Successful as a Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal

You’ve likely heard marijuana referred to, in not so nice terms, as a gateway drug. This long-spanning theory suggests marijuana users are more likely to partake in harder drugs than non-users. Major studies have taken place in the last few years that not only debunked this persistent myth, but have shown the opposite to be […]

Can I give my pet CBD oil?

girl with dog

Our pets are just as important to us as our human family members, and we would do just about anything to keep them healthy and happy. The challenge with furry kids, though, is that they can’t speak to us. It’s our responsibility to interpret their behavior and body language to the best of our ability—including […]

Is Hemp Oil the Same as CBD Oil?

Hemp has been globally cultivated for thousands of years. But today, there is widespread confusion about its uses and how it relates to—and differs from—marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana are species of the genus Cannabis, a word that comes with a long-standing stigma associated with “weed” and getting high. Since approximately 8,000 BC, people have […]

Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome: Can CBD Help?

Endocannabinoid System

Have you ever heard of Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome? If you suffer from pain conditions, depression, anxiety, or really any other condition, you may have an endocannabinoid deficiency. Your endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis. Homeostasis is “the ability of an organism or environment to maintain stability in spite of changes.” Simply put, to […]