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  CBD is Cannabis That Won’t Get You High

Posted by CN Staff on March 30, 2018 at 09:00:15 PT
By Lavanya Ramanathan 
Source: Washington Post 

USA -- In a lowlit room at Joy’s Spa in Washington, Dawn Franklin is smoothing a creamy white mask onto Jessica Osorio’s face. The mask, she says, is infused with camomile and sage and aloe vera, plus one ingredient that she still has to explain to her clients: CBD.An aesthetician, Franklin started working with an Oregon chemist last year to make CBD products for the skin, believing that a little of it swiped onto the face could help repair the ravages of age.
But Franklin also takes CBD in gummy form, popping some in the morning and some at night. Like a magic pill, she says, it wipes away the sleeplessness and the stress and the nagging pain in her back that has left her with a slight limp, though she’s only in her 30s.“It’s crazy,” she acknowledges. But she insists that CBD can do it all. “It’s just crazy, the different things that it has helped.”For Generation Anxious, affixed to its phones and stricken by news alerts, overworked and under-rested, the mysterious substance known as CBD is quickly becoming the new “it” drug.Devotees whisper about CBD as a soothing remedy for racing thoughts and aching extremities. CBD for those restless nights. Also, somehow, CBD for those listless mornings.Suddenly, you can find sugarcoated CBD gummies to gnaw on, and balms to rub onto pulse points. There’s CBD for your dog (gluten-free and pumpkin-flavored!) and CBD for your aching feet. You can buy bottled CBD water in trendy, seasonally driven fast-casual restaurants, and bags of CBD-laced coffee in shops on busy thoroughfares in Washington, Colorado Springs, Las Vegas and dozens of other cities.Back at Joy’s, Osorio, the mask still plastered on her face, pipes up about her own experience with CBD, how it seemed to quiet the back spasms she has suffered since an accident years ago.Plus, is it just her imagination, or do her wrinkles seem to have faded?Have we mentioned CBD’s relationship to the green gold mine that is the American marijuana industry? (Surprise.)Also known by its full name, cannabidiol (pronounced canna-bid-EYE-ol), CBD is just one of hundreds of compounds hiding within the cannabis plant. It’s a distant cousin of THC, the stuff in pot that’s notorious for getting you stoned and for inciting the wrath of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.But while the term “cannabidiol” smacks of weed, “CBD” somehow sounds . . . tame. Like something you can name-drop around Mom, like turmeric and melatonin and charcoal and biotin or any of the other wonder-elixirs that have replaced Prozac in America’s medicine cabinets.The dizzying rise of CBD is a story of timing as much as of branding. As more states deregulate marijuana, the Reefer Madness stigma that surrounded it for decades seems to have gone up in smoke.But here’s why CBD appeals to some who would never smoke a joint after dinner: Take a few milligrams of CBD as, say, an oil slipped onto the tongue or a piece of candy, and it tastes unmistakably like cannabis, which is to say, slightly minty and herbaceous, and just a little funky. But cannabidiol’s effect is startlingly anticlimactic. It’s weed without the high.And this may be why CBD is legal in many states, including several that don’t allow legal recreational or medical marijuana. You can often buy it over the counter; a 25-milligram gummy frog, for example, costs about $5, less than a cocktail at happy hour.An organic chemist named Roger Adams isolated cannabidiol amid a wave of research into the medicinal promise of marijuana in the 1930s and ’40s. He filed for a patent, and in the decades that followed, marijuana growers experimented with raising plants with high levels of CBD and almost no THC, hoping that a puff might trigger its own trippy bang.It didn’t take long for them to realize that they were wrong. So, so wrong.“CBD became known as the hippie’s disappointment,” says Stuart W. Titus, the chief executive of Medical Marijuana Inc., a producer of several CBD oils and products that entered the market in 2012.Now, the hippie’s disappointment is back, rebranded as the stressed-out modern office drudge’s salvation.Gwyneth Paltrow’s obsessively followed lifestyle site Goop, never one to miss a chance to gush about a wellness trend, recently published a guide to CBD cocktails. One of the many cushy lounges offering swag at Coachella next month is promising CBD oils, along with yoga and vegan food, for all its guests. A writer for the website the Cut wrote that a little CBD made her feel “delightful.”“Some people do want the high, of course,” Titus says. “But others are looking for the health and wellness benefits.”Which, according to the charter members of the Cult of Cannabidiol, are many. Infinite, in fact.“I like to call it the super-nutrient, the super plant,” says Spike Mendelsohn, the Washington-based former “Top Chef” contestant behind fast-casual restaurants including Good Stuff Eatery. More recently, he’s a partner in the CBD-infused “wellness drink” Plnt Water, which comes in such flavors as turmeric and ginger, and matcha and mint and, for now, is available in a healthy-leaning fast-casual restaurant chain.“It’s really mother’s milk,” he says. “It’s natural.”Naturally, not everyone is buying the hype.Last year, the FDA dinged a number of companies hawking CBD based on unsubstantiated claims — mainly that it could cure or reverse cancer.The agency hasn’t evaluated all the claims about CBD, but some in the research field already have their doubts.“I think you’re dealing with disease states where people are grasping for answers,” says Timothy E. Welty, a professor of pharmacy at Drake University in Des Moines. “So they’re turning to this and saying, ‘This is the answer.’ ”Welty has been involved with CBD use in patients with epilepsy, and at least two reputable studies have shown it can relieve seizures. But as for the rest of it — the anxiety and sleep claims, all anecdotal — he’s doubtful. “They’re not scientifically founded, in my mind,” he says.So: Is CBD just this year’s activated charcoal or functional mushroom? Harmless enough to pop without worry?“I would be very cautious,” Welty says. With no oversight of the candies and waters and food products containing CBD, he says, “you’re not sure what you’re really getting.”For true believers, though, it’s worth venturing into the unknown if it means tossing out the aspirin and the painkillers and the antidepressants.“For a long time now, there have been people approaching a lot of chefs about working with cannabis and edibles,” Mendelsohn says. Weed seems like fun. “But is it worth risking all the other work that I have? I’m in business with my family. I do a lot of work with kids. I do a lot of work with policy.”Drugs? Unwise. The wellness space? Whole different ballgame, he says. Plus, there’s no question there’s a market for CBD. “People,” he says, “are already buying it.”Franklin is convinced of its powers. “I’ve had friends take CBD for the first time, and call me and say, ‘Where have you been all my life?’ ” she says.Lavanya Ramanathan is a features reporter for Style. She worked as an editor and reporter at Newsday and the Orlando Sentinel before coming to The Post in 2004. Source: Washington Post (DC)Author: Lavanya RamanathanPublished: March 29, 2018Copyright: 2018 Washington Post CompanyContact: letters Website: URL: -- Cannabis Archives 

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Comment #22 posted by afterburner on April 13, 2018 at 12:02:56 PT
FoM - Scary Times Indeed
After the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there were many sitings of UFOs in remote areas near military bases and in large populated cities. Some people believed that these UFOs were guardians investigating Earth's newfound capacity for mass destruction.Today, with the macho posturings of North Korea and the USA and with the casual use of so-called depleted uranium on middle eastern battlefields, maybe the guardians are back again. UFO sitings are increasing are so are news reports.
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Comment #21 posted by FoM on April 13, 2018 at 04:48:37 PT
I will never forget what happened at Rainbow Farm. I didn't know that was when you joined CNews. What sad and scary times they were. We are living in scary times now but not because of marijuana thankfully.
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Comment #20 posted by Hope on April 13, 2018 at 01:25:09 PT
I didn't see that one coming either...
"Now even our dogs can find the benefit of CBD oils. Never thought of anything like that but it is helping dogs and even horses with problems." I love you, too. Very much.Thinking about Rainbow Farm and that debacle and horror, which was when I signed on to try and Hope or something... for what was going down up there. It was scary and sad and unnecessary. It was bad and it went down bad and it quickly got even worse and then it turned into 9-11. All kinds of hell was breaking loose on all kinds of people in all kinds of places.No more Rainbow Farms. No more mad shootouts and home invasions over weed... or any substance, really. Please.
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Comment #19 posted by FoM on April 12, 2018 at 05:20:15 PT
So beautifully said. We went through so much during very dangerous times for anyone to speak out but we did. Now even our dogs can find the benefit of CBD oils. Never thought of anything like that but it is helping dogs and even horses with problems. Cannabis is a big industry now and will add so many jobs that are needed in the United States. Even in Ohio it is slowly going to happen. One growing facility will be less then 50 miles from us. That is mind boggling to me. Power to the people. I am 70 and was 50 when CNews started. I am definitely slowing down but my mind and heart are still engaged. Love you lady for being my best friend through this incredible journey.
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Comment #18 posted by Hope on April 11, 2018 at 20:36:52 PT
FoM Comment 17
I find myself doing the same thing. Wondering if some of the people we don't hear from anymore are ok. I hope they are. Those older threads are like time machines. My gosh. They do take you back. We've shared a lot here. It's been rough, some of it. Very rough. It's getting better and I'm nearly too old now to care. (Kicks garbage can across the room). No. Lol! I do still care, but I'm struck often by the fact that it's irritating that it wasn't done long ago and by the amazing good fact that it's really getting so much better. It really is, and I never imagined it all to look just like this. Big Pot and all that. :) CBD oil and Dabs and edibles and all. I always said, even ages ago, that I couldn't imagine what a legal world might be like ... but I always knew it had to be better than the illegal one. It is different... but it is better. I'm very thankful for this entire movement and how we grew, how many we became, and the wonderful, clarion voices speaking truth to power... that became a part of our effort. They spoke up and they made more people understand something bad was happening to people, to society in the name of a truly misbegotten law.It's been a battle and many of us were harmed, some died... but our movement, our cause, our effort never harmed a soul. Not one.This thing really is rolling! (Finally.) And it's been a true honor to stand with all the blackguards, agitators, hooligans, complainers, misfits, ne'r do wells, rabble-rousers, heroes and American liberty loving patriots that we are. 
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Comment #17 posted by FoM on April 11, 2018 at 19:26:26 PT
It has almost been 20 years that CNews has been online. So many people and so many things we have been through together. I wonder where all those that don't comment anymore are and how they are doing. I hope everyone is well and finding peace in their lives since we really have won this long battle. Nothing will stop continued positive change now or ever again.
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Comment #16 posted by Hope on April 11, 2018 at 18:53:23 PT
Afterburner Comment 15
I see the resemblance.
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Comment #15 posted by afterburner on April 11, 2018 at 18:37:25 PT
 Prohibitionists = Pharisees
Matthew 23 King James Version (KJV) v. 1-423 "Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers."
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Comment #14 posted by Hope on April 11, 2018 at 16:57:28 PT
Afterburner Comment 12
Wow! As I said before, it was, and is, just mind-blowing to me to be in the presence of geniuses and history makers.... and heroes! And all so humble. C-News has always been the most amazing place.These people also draw a bright light, for me, on the difference between the righteous and the self-righteous.Many, if not all prohibitionists are stinkingly self-righteous. They like to believe they are so good... and righteous... but they are so far from it. If there really ever is a judgment day... the self-righteous among us are going to be mighty surprised. Seems odd they'd be surprised... but it's a blindness thing... they refuse to see. For instance, Jeff Sessions love for the rigid enforcement of the government's written law of the land means everything to him. His zeal for that apparently made him forget humanity. Funny how that can happen. Well... not funny at all... usually.
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Comment #13 posted by Hope on April 11, 2018 at 16:36:36 PT
Herbdoc 215
Thank you so much, Afterburner! With that comment, I found him on Twitter. He's still alive and kicking back against the injustice and he is, indeed, a "Botanist/Horticulturalist and WeedMaps resident grow expert".It's so good to see his face and know he's still alive. He had some serious health issues back then and those issues had a lot to do with why he did study that plant and learn it's secrets and benefits. He was extradited from Canada eventually, shackled and in serious condition on a stretcher or gurney as I recall. He had been cruelly deprived of his medicine. So yes, for anyone that might not have been around here back then... it's a marvelous thing he's still kicking.I see Dr. Russo commenting in that thread you posted, too. He was marvelous. He and Steve both educated us all so much about this matter back in the day. He's still stirring 'em up, too! Dr Ethan Russo MD - 1 of 2 presentations great guys. I'm so completely honored to have gotten to associate with them, and many more people that have gathered here, and all of you. All of you.These old threads remind me of my first thought when I saw the FDA wanted comments. I thought "Comments? Do you want comments? I got a gazillion comments for you. Right here on all these threads on C-News. There's you some comments!" Indeed. Comments. Probably the longest continuous conversation ever recorded and still being recorded.
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Comment #12 posted by afterburner on April 11, 2018 at 16:23:40 PT
herbdoc in his own Words
First Batch of Government-Issue Marijuana Ready.
Posted by FoM on December 21, 2001 at 18:06:01 PT.
By The Canadian Press. 
Source: Canadian Press
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Comment #11 posted by afterburner on April 11, 2018 at 15:45:07 PT
Hope #10 Way Back: More Memories, Steve's Struggle
`Medicine' Seized in Bust of Pot Club.
Posted by CN Staff on August 14, 2002 at 07:14:49 PT.
By Tracey Tyler, Legal Affairs Reporter. 
Source: Toronto Star
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on April 11, 2018 at 14:51:43 PT
It has been a while back, now.
I remember that. He was out and about when he was on the lam up there. I remember he even had a little confrontation with that Attorney General Walters we had at the time. He is a genius at horticulture, especially cannabis horticulture. I think you call it horticulture. I'm not sure.Our government and ultimately, the Canadian government, treated him very, very badly.
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Comment #9 posted by afterburner on April 11, 2018 at 10:59:32 PT
Hope #8: Yes, Thanks & Best Wishes to Herb Doc
I've been trying to remember his name because I remembered that he gave strains and/or seeds to the Canadian Government to help get their Medical Marijuana program started. Now, Canada's pending so-called adult recreational cannabis program has stated that people wanting to grow their own four plants must purchase their seeds only from Licensed Producers. The official federal Canadian Government policy considers "grey-market" seeds to be still illegal. This attitude is highly ironic considering that all the seeds used by the Licensed Producers were derived from that same once-illegal market.
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on April 10, 2018 at 09:49:37 PT
CBD makes me think of Herb Doc.
I miss him! But, CBD reminds me of what a great pioneer of this movement Herb Doc was and is. As I recall he had a lot to do with creating these high CBD strains and realizing their value to many people for many problems some time ago.Love you, Herb Doc. I hope you're still thriving and growing great herb. I'm locked out of the yahoo mail account I used to converse with you through. So...I don't know how you are doing and never hear anything anymore. Herb Doc not being in the news anymore is probably a good thing though. For his sake.He was persecuted terribly. His work goes back to Peter McWilliams days. He was a refugee to Canada... one of our "Steves". I hope he's ok.
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Comment #7 posted by Herbing on April 10, 2018 at 01:44:56 PT:
What about for Pain Relief
I think there are some of them you can get high cause they have thc. Actually if you see cbd for pain relief ( I have seen that best ones have thc. And thc get you high.
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on March 30, 2018 at 16:53:18 PT

The GCW and HempWorld
This is what I feel would benefit a dog with serious health issues.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on March 30, 2018 at 16:04:28 PT

The GCW and HempWorld
Thank you! I believe a trace of THC is important too but how can they sell a plant based extract that is not from hemp seed but the plant with a small amount of THC?
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on March 30, 2018 at 15:29:43 PT

FoM & HempWorld,
Before that was cleared up, I was wondering if the IGNOIDS would come around and cage Your dogs???
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Comment #3 posted by HempWorld on March 30, 2018 at 14:13:32 PT

This link goes directly to all the CBD Dog and Cat

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Comment #2 posted by HempWorld on March 30, 2018 at 14:11:44 PT

Dear FoM,
CBD is completely legal in all 50 states. CBD for pet is available in all kinds of forms, including as a Tincture, specifically for pets and also, Dog and Cat- Food with CBD in it!It does not have to be prescribed!It does not have to be an expensive tincture like Charlotte's Web for humans, it is available specifically for pets!I just wanted to clear that up!Thank you! Things are getting better, but it's taken several generations... See:
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on March 30, 2018 at 09:08:46 PT

CBD's for Dogs
I have talked to many people about the use of CBD's for dogs and have always gotten positive comments. One dog of a good friend of ours discovered hard masses on her chest. We know it is cancer and the dog is very old. She was irritable and snappy with the other dogs in the family and very depressed. They acquired Charlotte's Web and treat her 3 times a day with a few drops. She is happy and not snappy and enjoying the final days she has left. I watched a dog that died before 3 years old recover 20 lbs before the fatal disease claimed his life so the family had him a little longer and that matters so much. New York is considering allowing Vets to prescribe CBDs. I am a long time dog person so this really matters to me.
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