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High Times Magazine is a wealth of information on medical marijuana and CBD.

BJ Schmidt wrote an interesting article on the effects of THC and CBD together. How CBD can take the edge of paranoia and anxiety away from using THC as medication. This is great news for people that want the benefit of THC medicinally but do not want the effects of the “high” that goes along with it.

Read the full article here


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Study Shows Nearly half of CBD users stop taking traditional meds!!!

Great article by Maureen Meehan – she wrote in High Times Magazine the following ……

Summarizing what Maureen had to say is that in a survey of over 150,000 members, with 55% of users are women while the men preferred the THC tinctures, that a growing number of patients are finding more relief from CBD products than traditional  Pharma meds!!   Read the entire article here


More and more people are finding relief from pain, anxiety, stress, memory, depression and cancers etc from CBD – Keep spreading the word people – It’s growing in popularity and the most important point is that it is working!!  I love plants!!

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Meagan & Roxanne





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CBD & Parkinson’s

Evidence suggests that cannabis could potentially slow the progression of Parkinson’s by providing neuroprotective effects. The cannabinoids found in cannabis are able to suppress the excitotoxicity, glial activation and oxidative injury that cause the degeneration of the dopamine-releasing neurons. In addition, they improve the function of cell’s mitochondria and activation of cellular debris clearance, further encouraging neuron health 6,7,9,16.

Researchers have found evidence that one specific cannabinoid found in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), helps with  the treatment of Parkinson’s disease by assisting in the prevention of damage caused by free radicals and activating a receptor that encourages the formation of new mitochondria16.

Another major cannabinoid found in cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), has also demonstrated its ability to support the health of neural cells mitochondria, causing the researchers to conclude that CBD should be considered as a potential therapeutic option in neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s because of its neuroprotective properties3,4.

Studies have also shown that cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, to modulate the release of dopamine.13

Research also shows that cannabis can help patients with Parkinson’s disease manage their symptoms. One study observed that after smoking cannabis, Parkinson’s disease patients saw significant improvements in motor disability and impairments, tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, sleep, and pain 8. Additional studies have confirmed cannabis’ ability to reduce bradykinesia and tremors6,7. Most recently, a clinical trial found that cannabis significantly reduced pain and motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease patients after 30 minutes11.

Significant improvements in well-being and quality of life scores were found in Parkinson’s disease patients that were given daily doses of CBD for one week1. One case study found that patients treated with CBD, though they didn’t see significant improvements in motor measures or general symptoms, experienced prompt and substantial reductions in the frequency of REM sleep behavior disorder events1. In one survey, despite only 4.3% of Parkinson’s disease patients responding that they used cannabis to treat their symptoms, it was ranked it as the most effective treatment option out of vitamins, prayer, massage, art therapy, music therapy and relaxation5. An anonymous questionnaire sent to patients with Parkinson’s disease found that 25 percent of 339 respondent’s had taken cannabis, with 45.9 percent of those reporting some type of benefit 14.

In addition, CBD may help with those Parkinson’s’ disease patients experiencing psychosis. Four weeks of CBD caused Parkinson’s disease patients with psychosis to experience a significant decrease in psychotic symptoms as evaluated by the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale and the Parkinson Psychosis Questionnaire17.

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Roxanne & Meagan

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What is CBD oil and how does it work

What is CBD oil and how does it work

What is CBD?  CBD or Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive component in cannabis.

There are over 85 cannabinoids in cannabis and it is up to 40% of the plants extract however research is showing us that the CBD is having a bigger impact for medicinal powers than THC.

Most of the plants that are grown today have a very high THC content with less CBD content because the THC or Tetrahdrocannabinol is the main ingredient that gives it the psychoactive component or the one that gives you the high.  It is considered still illegal in most places unless you have a medical marijuana card.

The main thing that we need to remember is that CBD is legal and less controversial and that is what we need to focus on. Interesting enough CBD also lessens the effects of the psychoactive effect of THC    And thankfully modern technology has allowed us to specifically grow plants  without the THC content because people and stigma are uncomfortable with the high of THC and prefer the CBD hemp oil.

Some of the things that CBD oil has been known to help with:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anxiety
  • Antibacterial
  • Aids in immune system function
  • Antipsychotic
  • Crohns
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inhibits cancer cell growth
  • Insomnia
  • Migrines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Promotes bone growth
  • Psoriasis
  • PTSD
  • Reduces blood sugars
  • Relieves pain


How does it work?

Our body is pretty amazing and it has it’s own endocannabinoid system and its receptors bind with THC or the CB1 and CB2 receptor but research is showing that CBD is not binding with those same receptors CBD is binding with other receptors in our body which promotes our own body to heal. Basically the CBD signals our own cannabinoids to stop an enzyme in our body called FAAH wich is fatty acid amide hydrolase

CBD also signals a receptor that regulates our pain, body temperature and inflammation – it is called TRPV 1

There are studies showing that CBD is an antagonist that blocks a protein called GPR55 basically in means through research that this can be successful in treating cancers and activating another receptor PPAR  that has the ability to induce tumor regression in lung cancer cell lines. It is also linked to impairing the molecule linked to Alzheimers disease, as well as Diabetics could benefit as this effects the metabolic functions.

The anti-anxiety properties of CBD could have something to do with it binding to the A2A receptor as it regulates the neurotransmitters such as dopamine and glutamate. As well as the 5-HT receptors that has a big role in anxiety as these receptors bind to CBD and when activated has an anti-depressant effect as well as anxiety, addiction, sleep, pain perception, nausea and appetite.

CBD gained notieriety when a little girl names Charlotte has over 300 seizures a week and her parents were desperate to have their little girl back. They met with some people in Colorado in 2011 and they began the crossbreeding a strain of marijuana with industrial hemp and created a variety of low THC and high CBD content. They named the oil after the little girl – Charlotte’s Web. After ingesting CBD rich extract Charlotte improved in 1 week and ever since CBD started to gain its reputation.

Not only does CBD Hemp oil help with health the plant can be used in it’s entirety. It is used in food, rope, hemp oil, CBD oil, cloth, wax, paper and more. It is an easy to grow plant and makes everything stronger because of it’s versatile fiber. Some of the major countries that grow it are Europe, Canada, China and France and it is boosting their economy as well.