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Using CBD to Quit Smoking

While research into CBD is by no means common place yet, two studies coming out of the University College London have sparked the interest of the global scientific community. Although the research was done on rather small sample sizes, we must admit, the results have been incredibly promising.

The first study was published in 2013 in the Addictive Behaviors journal. The research itself was a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study conducted on two groups of 12 smokers. Participants in both of the groups received inhalers with instructions to use them when they felt the need to smoke during the course of a week. Even in such a short timespan, the results were shocking.

The group that was using a CBD inhaler as opposed to a placebo had reduced their nicotine intake by about 40 percent by the end of the week. Furthermore, the researchers’ follow-up meetings with these participants proved that the treatment had actually had long-term effects. Even taking into account the small sample size and the short treatment period, we can’t deny that there’s something there.

And, apparently, more researchers agreed. Another study on using CBD to quit smoking came out in May 2018. Like the previous study, this one was a randomized, double-blind crossover analysis. So although the sample size was slightly larger, at 30 participants, the premise was the same: two groups, one that was orally getting 800 mg of CBD, the other a placebo.

After the administration of the drug, the researchers tested the patients for signs of nicotine withdrawal while showing them photos that were meant to stimulate their desire for nicotine. At the end of the day, these scientists discovered that CBD significantly reversed the effects of tobacco withdrawal. Additionally, it also lessened the desire to smoke despite the”pleasantness of cigarette cues.”

What is the right CBD amount for me?

CBD is personalized medicine. There is no single ratio or or product that’s right for everyone. Optimize your therapeutic use of CBD by finding the proper dosage that works best for you. A person’s sensitivity to CBD is a key factor in determining the appropriate dosage of CBD-rich medicine.

Hemp News.. How can CBD Benefit My Skin?

CBD is a powerful antioxidant that has the ability to protect the skin from free radicals like UV rays, smoke and environmental pollutants. These free radicals can lead to wrinkles, crow’s feet and other fine lines on the face and other parts of the body. Antioxidants such as CBD protect our skin from this damage to help fight the effects from aging and the sun. Cannabinoid receptors are located all throughout the skin. This is why CBD has the capability of interacting with those receptors, which helps to encourage homeostasis and healing different skin conditions, such as eczema have been shown to improve after treatment with hemp oil.

Hemp News…

While hemp and its popular cousin, marijuana, are both varieties of the herbaceous flowering plant known as cannabis sativa, they’re different in a number of ways.

The chemical makeup

It comes down to THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, a compound that is the main active, intoxicating ingredient of cannabis.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, THC is plentiful in marijuana and able to attach to molecules called cannabinoid receptors on neurons in the brain and activate them, disrupting various mental and physical functions. Thus, smoking marijuana can impair things like memory, thinking, concentration, movement, coordination, and sensory and time perception.

The chemical makeup of hemp contains just trace amount of THC, making it impossible to feel any psychoactive effect or get a “high”.

The appearance and cultivation

Marijuana and hemp are so different in appearance that most people wouldn’t be able to tell that they belong to the same genus of plants. Marijuana is short and bushy, containing palmate leaves with serrated leaflets. It has a vegetative phase and a flowering phase. It is cross-bred from different strains and carefully grown in climate-controlled indoor environments.

Hemp has tall, fibrous stalks that are strong and have very few flowering buds. It is grown outdoors.