This probably isn’t the first (and it won’t be the last) time you hear that the cannabis industry is growing, and growing fast. CBD sales in the U.S. hit $4.6 billion in 2020, and is projected to hit $15 – $20 billion by 2025. This growth will impact many aspects of the economy, but particularly the job market, where according to Leafy, there are now over 321,000 full-time American cannabis jobs, and this is only going to increase.
The new year marks a clean slate to reset and start some new healthy habits. One popular habit to pick up is reading. Reading is a great way to relax, clear your head, and immerse yourself in new stories and perspectives. While there are countless book clubs and recommendations on the hottest titles to read going into 2022, this is a great opportunity to add some lesser known titles to your reading list, too. Below we share our top picks on books to learn more about CBD from leading scholars and researchers in the field.
CBD continues to make headlines in the fields of wellness and medicine, from research findings, to product innovations, and consumer reviews. We continue to uncover the incredible health benefits of CBD, and CBD oil in particular. Below we will highlight the benefits, as well as the side effects, of CBD oil:
While CBD is miraculous in many ways, like most other natural remedies, it does expire. Though CBD will not go rancid past it’s expiration date, it can lose its potency. Weak CBD oil means that the cannabinoids have broken down and don’t function at peak levels in the body. So, an older bottle is less likely to deliver any of the potential therapeutic effects, such as pain relief.
Read on to learn more about CBD’s shelf life and tips on how to make the most of your oils, topicals, and tinctures.
As you probably know, CBD has many health benefits and can be used to treat a variety of issues. No matter what condition you are trying to treat with CBD, taking the appropriate dosage is key. Finding this dosage, however, can be difficult, as CBD is not currently regulated by the FDA and there currently are no official recommended dosages. Below is a guide to figuring out the best CBD dose for you:
In general, human dosages range anywhere between 20 and 1500 milligrams (mg) per day. But determining where your dosage falls within this range depends on a variety of factors, including:
The condition you are treating
Your sensitivity level
Other medications you may be taking
The concentration of CBD in the product
With all of these variables to consider, it is recommended that you talk with your doctor about an appropriate dosage and potential risks. If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. If not, it is best to start with a small dosage and gradually increase it. For example, some start with 20mg per day, and gradually increase this amount by 5mg a week until they feel their symptoms are being treated.
This past week, the Flourish + Live Well team got to talk with Phil Millman (Pharm.D) and Tim de Smet of Greenlife Organics about what goes into making quality CBD products.
Dr. Phil Millman is the Chief Scientist at Greenlife Organics. He has three decades of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, giving him expansive knowledge of the field. Tim de Smet works as the Engineering Manager is an expert in the engineering side of CBD and the extraction and manufacturing processes. Today, they both work in Greenlife Organics’ extraction lab, crafting quality products for their clients. Over Zoom, we discussed their careers, current projects, and the importance of organic farming in today’s CBD industry.
This week we are diving into the basics of CBD Topicals as part of our ABCs of CBD feature!
To review, CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound produced by cannabis and hemp plants. CBD has many health benefits but, unlike THC, does not produce the feeling of being high. This is making CBD an increasingly popular product for growing numbers of people to help treat a wide variety of ailments, particularly topicals.