CBD in the news

Usually in this space I take a topic and run with it. Today, I thought I’d give you a taste of some news stories about CBD from hemp. Plus at the end I include a fairly clear infographic to give you an idea of the scope of what our society is missing out on by giving hemp, CBD, and even marijuana a Schedule 1 classification. Hope you enjoy.

A study shows CBD reduces epileptic seizures in children
Study leader, Dr. Orrin Devinsky, NYU Langone Medical Center, says the findings should jolt recognition of the plant’s benefits. “This is the first solid, rigorously obtained scientific data” that a marijuana compound is safe and effective for this problem,” he says. At the same time he laments that in spite of an overwhelming opioid crisis, scientists need special licenses, and face legal constraints in order to study CBD and it’s possible uses.

Massachusetts man trots out Potsquatch to enlighten
Here’s a fun story about Dave Mech of Springfield, Mass. He’s the owner of Potco, a combination dispensary, café, retail shop and more. His alter-ego, Potsquatch was born as a serendipitous promotion for his store. The guy has panache and a nose for marketing. He turned a simple idea into a burgeoning business and has a mascot to boot.

Pets and Pot
If you’ve ever thought of using medical marijuana to treat your pooch’s malady, you’ll want to read this. Because of the large numbers of CBD receptors in animals, dosing can be difficult. You could even harm more than help your pet. THC-free products do offer some help, and there are a number of hemp oil supplements you can buy online. So, read the article before you make any decisions.

Infographic
Finally as promised, here is the infographic sure to make you wonder why we aren’t doing more with hemp, especially now.