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Janelle Simone CBD 2 weeks ago / Scarborough, Ontario

I started attending an outdoor bootcamp recently, which left me absolutely sore after. I remembered a lot of the chatter on here about CBD. We have a family friend who is developing a line of CBD products to bring to market soon and I tried the rub for sore joints and muscles. Man, I was amazed at the power of CBD. I had never tried it like this before and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly and effectively it helped with my muscle recovery. I see what all the hype is about!

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  • From Burge

    Some people have actually been starting to rub their oils on the muscle directly, I’ve heard mixed things about this working. But thought I’d let you know!

    • From Sativasky

      Like the actual oil? Or a topical rub with the oil infused? I’ve never heard about people rubbing their oil on them. That’s kinda messy..lol

JADEO CBD 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Cat?

With the rise of CBD oils popularity, many pet owners are asking "is it safe for my cat?", watch now to find out!

Be sure to check out the full story on Cannabis.Wiki: https://cannabis.wiki/cannabis...

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JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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  • From BahaqueenM

    This is good to know, I have a pretty old cat with a few of these problems. Will look into this.

JADEO CBD 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Know The Lingo: Demystifying Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolate In Cannabinoid Therapies

While the CBD craze has not yet hit Canada quite the way it has in the legal U.S., most Canadian Licenced Producers are developing CBD products specifically for a new, emerging market centered around wellness while the demand is skyrocketing. The new cannabis consumer is interested in CBD therapies and wants to know more about their options when making a purchase. With all the lingo floating around out there around CBD, we wanted to break down the different terms and highlight what they mean.

In a recent article, we broke down the term the entourage effect, which is founded on the idea that keeping plants whole may help you experience the full range of their benefits. It’s the principle that the entourage effect is founded on that positions many in the cannabis industry “against” cannabis isolates and concentrates.

Made up of hundreds of cannabinoids, cannabis is like the character tree in Game of Thrones: extremely complicated with impossible-to-remember names, and each name, no matter how seemingly random, is essential to the plotline. That cast of hundreds becomes far more significant when you take into account the entourage effect because it implies that cannabinoids have their greatest therapeutic benefits when they’re taken together, along with terpenes, the fragrant oils found in cannabis.

In Western medicine, researchers tend to study single compounds to find the “active” ingredient in botanicals. That ingredient is then isolated to be formulated into a drug. But the entourage effect argues that keeping all ingredients together is better for holistic healing.

When we see so many products toted as “full spectrum,” what they are implying is that the entire flower was used in the making of the medicine, offering the full range of benefits from the cannabinoids working in concert. Full spectrum is sometimes also called “whole plant.” As we’ve explained through the entourage effect, full spectrum provides more of the plant’s molecules in ratios and amounts that nature intended. While there is still more research to be done, there are indications that show cannabinoids and terpenes work together to influence each other.

So, what does CBD Isolate mean? Cannabidiol alone has been the subject of a lot of research as it stands out from the rest with what seems to be the widest therapeutic value, leaving patients and consumers to assume it would be best to take potently on its own. As the name suggests, these products have been isolated down to just the CBD molecule. They have no other active ingredient and just aim to deliver therapeutic doses of CBD, isolated from the other cannabinoids and terpenes.

CBD isolate products often come as a white powder or a mix with a carrier oil such as MCT oil for improved absorption. CBD isolates do allow users to easily get large amounts of CBD and know how much they’re getting. Isolates can sometimes be more expensive than full spectrum CBD. Isolates undergo more extensive refinement and require more plant matter in order to get high levels of isolated cannabidiol. CBD isolate products are generally labeled as being 99 percent or more pure CBD depending on the form they come in.

Broad spectrum CBD oils are oils that contain pretty much everything that full spectrum oils do, minus the THC. THC extraction can be achieved through special filtration techniques that remove that particular compound while leaving others intact. Alternatively, broad-spectrum oils can be created by starting with CBD isolate and then adding various cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.

Although studies have confirmed that full spectrum CBD is more beneficial, isolate has its uses as well, especially if you get it in its powdered form to use in various edibles. That said, full spectrum CBD is recommended in most cases, especially if it’s for use by a patient experiencing severe symptoms. If drug testing is a concern, you’re encouraged to seek out CBD isolate products or broad-spectrum products instead of full spectrum.

While there is much debate on which form is better, many experts believe that other cannabinoids, THC especially, are necessary to take full advantage of what cannabis has to offer. Ultimately, however, we are all different and it comes down to the individual user and their needs.

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Burge CBD 2 months ago / Vancouver , British Columbia

What's happening JADEO, been a while since i've been here, but I am back! Wanted to share something! So it has now been about 3-4 months of consistent CBD oil use - morning and evening, and I can honestly say I have NEVER felt better before! Anxiety lifted, sleeping like a baby, and my workouts have been incredible - during and post!!

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  • From Janelle Simone

    Awww this is so great to hear! Happy that you're seeing great progress.

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  • From BahaqueenM

    This gives me so much hope for myself and others thanks for sharing

Burge CBD 3 months ago / Vancouver , British Columbia

This is a question to those who incorporate CBD into their exercise routines. Does anyone use CBD for workout recovery? If so, what is your regimen?

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    Hi Burge, great question! I am quite active and absolutely LOVE the the gym. I have been using CBD post workouts for just over a year now and it has worked tremendously. It not only helps with my muscle inflammation, but also with my mental recovery. If you give it a try, please share your journey with us here at JADEO.

    • From Burge

      I will absolutely give it a whirl! Thanks

  • From Connor Christine

    Hey Burge, I haven't tried using CBD post workout.. but I would like to start, I have heard great things about it.

    • From Burge

      That makes the two of us, lol

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Shahz CBD 5 months ago / Toronto, Ontario

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    This is awesome. As soon as we start seeing more cannabis derived/infused products such as this one, we will slowly start reducing the stigma and stereotypes of cannabis!

Shahz CBD 5 months ago / Toronto, Ontario

I wonder how legalization has impacted the wellness industry in Canada?

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  • From Janelle Simone

    I would like to think it's only enhanced it. I've seen so many meditation and yoga practices that are now incorporating cannabis. I've also seen lots of conversation about using cannabis for working out and sport injury recovery.

  • From Kenneth Joaquin

    I agree with Janelle! I know a friend who is a holistic nutritionist and is looking to partner up with some yoga companies and cannabis companies. Advertising cannabis within the stream of health and wellness will result in a positive impact.

JADEO CBD 5 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Not Just Yet: CBD Beauty Products In Canada

It’s a weird time for topicals in the cannabis space, after becoming the 2nd country to legalize the plant, Canada has prohibited the manufacturing or sales of cannabis products like creams, salves or ointments - basically anything that can be applied to the skin - until further regulatory guidelines have been put in place. While they’ve promised to be permissible in Canada within one calendar year from the date of legalization, consumers are eyeing the benefits toted by brands in other parts of the world where the ban on topicals has been lifted and demand is on the rise.

But, are contraband cannabis creams worth the risk? We wanted to break down the trends we see in places where topicals are legal and help simplify the facts to JADEO readers who have been feeling just as confused as the rest of us.

In a recent feature by the Globe and Mail, the sales of CBD products in everyday retail shops begged a spotlight to be shown on the legalities consumers must navigate when purchasing products. “There is a lot of confusion in the industry about what is legal, what is CBD, what is cannabis, what is hemp. There’s a lot of education that has to happen.” Said Geraldine Brouwer, founder of a BC based Pet Food company which previously offered a CBD product for pets.

We wanted to get to the bottom of the difference between CBD from cannabis and CBD from hemp. Hemp and Marijuana are both varieties of the same plant species, Cannabis sativa. Industrial hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC—a low enough percentage as not to affect any psychoactivity. Comparatively, and depending on breed and strain, the cannabis sativa plant contains on average between 10 and 30% THC—enough to get you high. CBD is found in both plants. If you need a refresher, CBD is one of over 85 compounds called cannabinoids, isolated from the cannabis sativa plant that has a host of medicinal benefits the medical community is just waking up to worldwide.

CBD, unlike THC, does not get you high. In Canada, only licensed producers may make it, and only registered retailers may sell the products if derived from cannabis sativa. CBD derived from industrial hemp however is legal in Canada and all 50 states. As we see the buzz around CBD bring its status to a household name, consumers are plagued with questions around its usage for a broad spectrum of wellness interests, including beauty.

In legal states like Colorado and California, we’ve seen a flood of CBD-infused products hit the beauty sector, giving us a glimpse into what is likely to occur in Canada once topicals become legal. From Milk Makeup’s new Kush extension, which includes Kush High Volume Mascara and Kush Brow Gel to new brand Hora Skincare’s CBD-exclusive range of products, it seems like we are going to see more and more companies jumping on the canna-bandwagon to capture part of the market craze. Even the Kardashian’s favourite hairstylist recently launched a CBD-infused hair and scalp scrub under the OUAI umbrella of products. Celebrity mother-daughter duo Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson are known to be fans of Radical Skincare, which uses CBD in some of its products. With a vast range of proposed benefits from its anti-inflammatory to anti-aging properties, the buzz of CBD in the beauty industry is only going to grow.

So what do consumers in Canada think about CBD in beauty products if they can’t access them legally on the market? Connor Christine, JADEO co-founder is one of the most excited on our team about topicals soon becoming legal. Her first experience with CBD topically came from a few items; lip balm and bath bombs, she received in a bag at a conference prior to the imposition of the Cannabis Act on October 17th.

She explained her experiences first hand: “A bath is naturally glorious, but I find that compared to regular, store-bought bubble bath or bath bombs, the CBD bath bombs are far superior to the rest of those on the market. Seriously, the moisture for winter is incredible. I don’t know the actual dose in the tub but I love the idea of it, and it feels like I notice a difference that when I get out of the bath and dry off, my skin is not instantly dry.”

Being a chapstick aficionado, we wanted to know if the application on CBD to the lips was delighting her as well as the bath bombs: “The chapsticks I can’t live without. Using regular chapstick just isn’t cutting it anymore. In fact, I only need to put it on once or twice a day.” We wondered if she had found any comparable products made with hemp CBD? She scoffed: “I bought a hemp CBD chapstick, used it one time and I don’t even know where it is now. That’s how you know when a chapstick doesn’t work.”

We asked if she had tried any CBD products on other parts of her face and as of yet, she had not: “I’ve been wanting to order HORA CBD skincare serum, but we can’t get it in Canada. It’s very expensive. Their super serum and overnight mask are $100 US but a bunch of bloggers I follow swear by it.”

Vertly Hemp CBD Lip Balm

So as we wait for the prohibition to lift on topicals, Canadian consumers want to know what can we legally purchase and try. Products like Vertly lip balm which boasts the benefits of industrial hemp CBD are readily available - but with Connor’s review on hemp CBD chapstick and an expected wait of several more months before legal topicals, you might want to roll up your sleeves and DIY. After all, it is possible to learn a simple recipe for lip balm with a combination of wax, oil, and essential oils if you like, then increasing the medicinal benefits by adding your own CBD oil to the mixture from a licensed producer. It may sound like a bit of work, but potentially well worth it if you aren’t willing to wait through the harsh Canadian winter for the kind of moisture locking promise offered by Connor’s anecdotal beauty hacks.


Remember to always consult a medical professional before starting any new health care regimen.

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  • From Janelle Simone

    Can't wait to try some of these products! Similar to Connor's review some of my friends in the States have had nothing but good things to say about the CBD beauty products they've tried

  • From Brianne Campbell

    Definitely looking forward to trying these products!

  • From Connor Christine

    Can’t wait for topicals

  • From Annie-Claude Bertrand

    I wasn’t sure that hemp CBD is legal in Canada? I thought there was no difference, remember when HempWorks got busted just before leglization? They are hemp CBD from the US but can’t ship to Canada anymore.

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    The laws need to be more transparent and consistent for the industry to thrive and prosper.

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Michael Joseph 5 months ago / Hamilton , Ontario

Now this is interesting! https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2017/05/08/daily-dose-of-cannabis-may-protect-and-heal-the-brain-from-effects-of-aging/

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Despite your average Shaggy and Scooby-style stereotypes, researchers believe that cannabis could actually help to sharpen our minds later in life. Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University have discovered that low, regular doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the main active ingredients or cannabinoids found in marijuana, may help to keep our brains from 'slowing down' as we get older.

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Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 6 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Epilepsy Almost Killed Me, Cannabis Saved My Life: Jade's Story

The fear of (SUDEP) or Sudden Unexplained Death In Epilepsy is one those of us with Epilepsy must face daily:

Writing about Epilepsy has to be one of my favorite topics because it effects me every day. Even at this moment I’m thinking about what time it is, how much sleep I much get as I’ve worked a long day and will travel tomorrow for the second time this week on Mass Transit. Life is on the edge even with Cannabis so eloquently doing it’s job controlling seizures. Onset of Epilepsy is often sudden and sometimes with no explanation. Although it’s theorized and even proven in some cases to be genetic and in others caused by trauma to the brain before or after birth. Either way – seizures are life threatening and Jade shares this common thread. In our world that makes her like a sister to me, like an aunt to Genevieve. Life with Epilepsy can be beyond a lonely struggle even with people around you, cannabis can make such a difference for so many and give them freedom. It gave Jade her life back. I asked her how this all started…

“At 13 years old, I left my biology class to go use the restroom and woke up two hours away in a major hospital. They said I had a grand mal seizure. The doctor started speaking with me and asked me if there any other times I’ve ever felt funny and I mentioned several where objects would appear bigger or smaller than they were or sounds would be louder or much quieter. I realized they were and something was wrong.” actually were, sometimes things would smell different And I would get a fruity or metallic taste in my mouth.” This is referred to an an aura. Some people with epilepsy like both Jade and I have a warning sign that is often a seizure already occurring on a smaller level. Whether it’s a smell a taste or seeing a color, that aura can save your life if you act upon it and find a soft place to lay down before something happens where there’s nothing sharp you’re going to hit. Can you imagine life like that? We live it. Imagine having that happen and not knowing why… ever? Kids like our Genevieve live that life.

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Jade went on: “It was at that point I was diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with AIWS ( Alice in wonderland syndrome). “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AiWS), also known as Todd’s syndrome or dysmetropsia, is a disorienting neuropsychological condition that affects perception. People may experience distortions in visual perception such as micropsia (objects appearing small), macropsia (objects appearing large), pelopsia (objects appearing to be closer than they are), or teleopsia (objects appearing to be further away than they are). Size distortion may occur in other sensory modalities as well.

“As you can imagine I was immediately put on medicine and have been on every medicine in the book treat and prevent seizures, none of them completely worked and most had such horrific side effects it wasn’t worth it. The seizures stopped for awhile when I was in high school but we weren’t sure why at that point, but now I know it was because I was smoking pot.” And this isn’t uncommon, self medication occurs rather frequently with teens that have ADD, ADHD, Epilepsy, Autism, and so much more. Sure, society can call it ‘getting high’ and make kids think they’re smoking something that sounds like kitchenware (pot) , but the bottom line of it is expert and expert have spoken up in these fields about medicinal cannabis and self medication. It’s something that occurs due to the fact our bodies have an Endocannabinoid System that reacts to incoming cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. When an individual with these type of diagnosis intake cannabis it eases the symptoms per literally 100’s if not 1000’s of studies.

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I asked Jade how she ended up intubated in ICU. She shares a photo that’s horrifying to me. I used it because people need to know that people they see in life with Epilepsy may be having a difficult time and not sharing that with you. We know our ‘disorder’ is taboo and we already feel like a burden. Many of us have decided that this word Epilepsy will never define who we are and live on. We do things that break the stigma. In order to get to the desk at work in which I’m typing from it took an Uber, a Train, a Bus, and another Uber. 10 hours later I’m at work out of town for 4 days. Sure, I’ve seized in public and so has Jade. It’s part of our lives and we must live through it. She went on to tell me more, “I eventually grew out of my rambunctious phase so to speak, and the Seizures came back with a vengeance. I didn’t expect that, medications were failing me.” It’s estimated that 30% of patients with Epilepsy like Jade and I fail to respond to medications. With kids like Genevieve they call this intractable epilepsy – with us adults it’s severe refractory. With this? Cannabis is our option to survive. Those I know that have what’s called ‘status events’ or go into ‘status epilepticus’ a state of back to back grand mal seizures that are life threatening and cause the death of approx. 50,000 patients per year. Jade sadly went into Status. With her life on the line she was ordered to some of the top doctors in the nation.

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“I went to the mayo clinic after that SUDEP scare and was told there’s no cure for my type of epilepsy and that 1 out of every 100 seizures that I have could be fatal, but thankfully was given advice that medical cannabis could offer some me relief. I took the advice and haven’t been in that situation again. I don’t wan’t to die young. I shouldn’t have to think about that, but with that going on I think most people do. Then the laws, I thought it would be easy but it’s not. The big problem is where I live is that medical cannabis isn’t yet available so I must travel far to get medicine I need to function on a daily basis.” And she’s not alone. Many people like her across America are by far not free from this type of scrutiny due to their zip code. We feel fortunate in California to have access, although medicinal programs are hindered bad by the recreational laws, at least we can get the cannabis we need. ” I don’t want to worry about dropping to the floor and causing who knows what type of damage to myself or surroundings. Cannabis has been the only thing that has been substantially effective in treating the seizures.”

Thank you Jade! More patients are coming forward by the day. Every one that does makes a huge difference in changing the views about the plant. People are opening their eyes. “Maybe it isn’t a bad thing like the government said was my first thought after hearing about Jade.” Thomas Baring of Maine told me yesterday in a conversation today about a story I’m working on about his cousin. People’s minds are definitely open nowadays and we need to keep letting them know about our success!

Mike Robinson, Cannabis Patient, Activist, Speaker ~ Former Dir. of Communications – American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

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JADEO CBD 6 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Top 4 Trends In Cannabis And Weight-Loss

What it is that makes cannabis and weight loss seem the most illogically paired ideal duo? It’s the associations we make with two things: the couch and the munchies. But as more of the cannabis community are showing the benefits of cannabis for exercise, we are able to make a new correlation for reasons related to motivation, pain relief, muscle recovery or reduced inflammation to name a few - like we did in our recent Cannabis and Fitness article. When we look at what scientific research is uncovering, there is more to back cannabis as an aid in weight loss.

CBD is Key

CBD is making headway with its stress reducing properties, and is perfectly suited to many, as plenty of people would rather enjoy the relaxing benefits of cannabis without any cognitive impairment. This helps explain the newly-found popularity of CBD-rich strains of cannabis, which chill you out without getting you high. What's particularly remarkable about CBD is that it significantly reduces the stress-increasing effect of the THC in cannabis. While THC can actually raise your cortisol levels, in fact, CBD has the exact opposite effect to THC in that it lowers your cortisol levels, thereby making it easier for you to lose weight and to keep it off.

THC Ain’t All Bad

A 2015 study examined the effects of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol - the most commonly associated in maintaining a healthy weight in mice. The study found that THC causes changes in the gut microbiome (a microorganism connected to weight) that are assumed to contribute to healthy weight. Overall, it showed that the THC treatment, over a period of 4 weeks, reduced weight gain, fat gain, and energy intake in obese mice. Further, a 2011 study from the American Journal of Epidemiology concluded that “people using cannabis are less likely to be obese than people who do not use cannabis.” This is supported by studies showing that cannabis users have trimmer waistlines and lower-cholesterol.

Appetite Suppressing Strains

Munchies are a real thing, but there are actually strains with cannabinoids and terpene profiles that help reduce appetite, rather than make you hungry and grab for anything in the fridge. Strains that contain THC-V (tetrahydrocannabivarin) deliver an energetic and euphoric high along with appetite-suppressing qualities. Strains can also indicate the same appetite suppressing qualities when they are rich in the terpene humulene. Some strains high in humulene include Sour OG, Sour Diesel, Girl Scout Cookies, or Skywalker OG, and are known to offer a similar effect to THC-V with appetite. Strains that combine high levels of THC-V and humulene are said to pack an energetic punch while preventing you from reaching for the fridge.

The Role of Cortisol

While it has been well known for a long time that exposure to cannabis produces an increase of appetite, the sophistication of our strain knowledge can steer us towards humulene rich strains or THC-V strains, but in most cases, it’s hard to know such in-depth insight into the strains we are choosing from. What’s more commonly identified are high CBD strains, offering relaxing qualities that can be beneficial for weight loss and contrary to the ways we’ve stigmatized the plant.

You can minimize your body's production of cortisol by simply by learning to relax, and developing a relationship with CBD medicines can help you do just that. Everyday stressors tend to trigger physiological reactions in cortisol, because when stress is unrelenting, your body is likely to respond without you realizing it, by going into survival mode. This causes your body to hoard fat and burn fewer calories than normal. Why is this? It's merely a biological defense mechanism against famine -- a seriously stress-inducing threat to humankind that was commonplace until a few decades ago. That’s right: cortisol isn't your friend in weightloss, it’s a fat-hoarding hormone that you need to keep it in check.

Excess cortisol can also cause irritability, depression, poor sleep quality and compromised immunity - to name a few. Managing cortisol and insulin levels are both important when trying to lose weight, and with the stress releasing medicinal properties of CBD we can find relief in the properties of the plant that bring about more homeostasis and a peaceful frame of mind.

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    Yes! I compete in a sport with weight classes. I noticed that, while I was cutting, cannabis helped me get to sleep earlier (even when I was craving snacks) and wake up earlier.

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Burge CBD 7 months ago / Vancouver , British Columbia

I've been taking CBD for a variety of different reasons. It is now a part of my daily routine. Does anyone else use CBD in their daily routines?

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    I’m looking into different CBD skincare lines to see if there’s something that will help me!

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    Connor you are a CBD beauty guru!

JADEO CBD 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


{VIDEO} Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Cat?

With the rise of CBD oils popularity, many pet owners are asking "is it safe for my cat?", watch now to find out!

Be sure to check out the full story on Cannabis.Wiki: https://cannabis.wiki/cannabis...

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The views and opinions expressed in this video are of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of JADEO.

JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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    This is good to know, I have a pretty old cat with a few of these problems. Will look into this.

JADEO CBD 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Know The Lingo: Demystifying Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum & Isolate In Cannabinoid Therapies

While the CBD craze has not yet hit Canada quite the way it has in the legal U.S., most Canadian Licenced Producers are developing CBD products specifically for a new, emerging market centered around wellness while the demand is skyrocketing. The new cannabis consumer is interested in CBD therapies and wants to know more about their options when making a purchase. With all the lingo floating around out there around CBD, we wanted to break down the different terms and highlight what they mean.

In a recent article, we broke down the term the entourage effect, which is founded on the idea that keeping plants whole may help you experience the full range of their benefits. It’s the principle that the entourage effect is founded on that positions many in the cannabis industry “against” cannabis isolates and concentrates.

Made up of hundreds of cannabinoids, cannabis is like the character tree in Game of Thrones: extremely complicated with impossible-to-remember names, and each name, no matter how seemingly random, is essential to the plotline. That cast of hundreds becomes far more significant when you take into account the entourage effect because it implies that cannabinoids have their greatest therapeutic benefits when they’re taken together, along with terpenes, the fragrant oils found in cannabis.

In Western medicine, researchers tend to study single compounds to find the “active” ingredient in botanicals. That ingredient is then isolated to be formulated into a drug. But the entourage effect argues that keeping all ingredients together is better for holistic healing.

When we see so many products toted as “full spectrum,” what they are implying is that the entire flower was used in the making of the medicine, offering the full range of benefits from the cannabinoids working in concert. Full spectrum is sometimes also called “whole plant.” As we’ve explained through the entourage effect, full spectrum provides more of the plant’s molecules in ratios and amounts that nature intended. While there is still more research to be done, there are indications that show cannabinoids and terpenes work together to influence each other.

So, what does CBD Isolate mean? Cannabidiol alone has been the subject of a lot of research as it stands out from the rest with what seems to be the widest therapeutic value, leaving patients and consumers to assume it would be best to take potently on its own. As the name suggests, these products have been isolated down to just the CBD molecule. They have no other active ingredient and just aim to deliver therapeutic doses of CBD, isolated from the other cannabinoids and terpenes.

CBD isolate products often come as a white powder or a mix with a carrier oil such as MCT oil for improved absorption. CBD isolates do allow users to easily get large amounts of CBD and know how much they’re getting. Isolates can sometimes be more expensive than full spectrum CBD. Isolates undergo more extensive refinement and require more plant matter in order to get high levels of isolated cannabidiol. CBD isolate products are generally labeled as being 99 percent or more pure CBD depending on the form they come in.

Broad spectrum CBD oils are oils that contain pretty much everything that full spectrum oils do, minus the THC. THC extraction can be achieved through special filtration techniques that remove that particular compound while leaving others intact. Alternatively, broad-spectrum oils can be created by starting with CBD isolate and then adding various cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.

Although studies have confirmed that full spectrum CBD is more beneficial, isolate has its uses as well, especially if you get it in its powdered form to use in various edibles. That said, full spectrum CBD is recommended in most cases, especially if it’s for use by a patient experiencing severe symptoms. If drug testing is a concern, you’re encouraged to seek out CBD isolate products or broad-spectrum products instead of full spectrum.

While there is much debate on which form is better, many experts believe that other cannabinoids, THC especially, are necessary to take full advantage of what cannabis has to offer. Ultimately, however, we are all different and it comes down to the individual user and their needs.

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JADEO CBD 5 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Not Just Yet: CBD Beauty Products In Canada

It’s a weird time for topicals in the cannabis space, after becoming the 2nd country to legalize the plant, Canada has prohibited the manufacturing or sales of cannabis products like creams, salves or ointments - basically anything that can be applied to the skin - until further regulatory guidelines have been put in place. While they’ve promised to be permissible in Canada within one calendar year from the date of legalization, consumers are eyeing the benefits toted by brands in other parts of the world where the ban on topicals has been lifted and demand is on the rise.

But, are contraband cannabis creams worth the risk? We wanted to break down the trends we see in places where topicals are legal and help simplify the facts to JADEO readers who have been feeling just as confused as the rest of us.

In a recent feature by the Globe and Mail, the sales of CBD products in everyday retail shops begged a spotlight to be shown on the legalities consumers must navigate when purchasing products. “There is a lot of confusion in the industry about what is legal, what is CBD, what is cannabis, what is hemp. There’s a lot of education that has to happen.” Said Geraldine Brouwer, founder of a BC based Pet Food company which previously offered a CBD product for pets.

We wanted to get to the bottom of the difference between CBD from cannabis and CBD from hemp. Hemp and Marijuana are both varieties of the same plant species, Cannabis sativa. Industrial hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC—a low enough percentage as not to affect any psychoactivity. Comparatively, and depending on breed and strain, the cannabis sativa plant contains on average between 10 and 30% THC—enough to get you high. CBD is found in both plants. If you need a refresher, CBD is one of over 85 compounds called cannabinoids, isolated from the cannabis sativa plant that has a host of medicinal benefits the medical community is just waking up to worldwide.

CBD, unlike THC, does not get you high. In Canada, only licensed producers may make it, and only registered retailers may sell the products if derived from cannabis sativa. CBD derived from industrial hemp however is legal in Canada and all 50 states. As we see the buzz around CBD bring its status to a household name, consumers are plagued with questions around its usage for a broad spectrum of wellness interests, including beauty.

In legal states like Colorado and California, we’ve seen a flood of CBD-infused products hit the beauty sector, giving us a glimpse into what is likely to occur in Canada once topicals become legal. From Milk Makeup’s new Kush extension, which includes Kush High Volume Mascara and Kush Brow Gel to new brand Hora Skincare’s CBD-exclusive range of products, it seems like we are going to see more and more companies jumping on the canna-bandwagon to capture part of the market craze. Even the Kardashian’s favourite hairstylist recently launched a CBD-infused hair and scalp scrub under the OUAI umbrella of products. Celebrity mother-daughter duo Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson are known to be fans of Radical Skincare, which uses CBD in some of its products. With a vast range of proposed benefits from its anti-inflammatory to anti-aging properties, the buzz of CBD in the beauty industry is only going to grow.

So what do consumers in Canada think about CBD in beauty products if they can’t access them legally on the market? Connor Christine, JADEO co-founder is one of the most excited on our team about topicals soon becoming legal. Her first experience with CBD topically came from a few items; lip balm and bath bombs, she received in a bag at a conference prior to the imposition of the Cannabis Act on October 17th.

She explained her experiences first hand: “A bath is naturally glorious, but I find that compared to regular, store-bought bubble bath or bath bombs, the CBD bath bombs are far superior to the rest of those on the market. Seriously, the moisture for winter is incredible. I don’t know the actual dose in the tub but I love the idea of it, and it feels like I notice a difference that when I get out of the bath and dry off, my skin is not instantly dry.”

Being a chapstick aficionado, we wanted to know if the application on CBD to the lips was delighting her as well as the bath bombs: “The chapsticks I can’t live without. Using regular chapstick just isn’t cutting it anymore. In fact, I only need to put it on once or twice a day.” We wondered if she had found any comparable products made with hemp CBD? She scoffed: “I bought a hemp CBD chapstick, used it one time and I don’t even know where it is now. That’s how you know when a chapstick doesn’t work.”

We asked if she had tried any CBD products on other parts of her face and as of yet, she had not: “I’ve been wanting to order HORA CBD skincare serum, but we can’t get it in Canada. It’s very expensive. Their super serum and overnight mask are $100 US but a bunch of bloggers I follow swear by it.”

Vertly Hemp CBD Lip Balm

So as we wait for the prohibition to lift on topicals, Canadian consumers want to know what can we legally purchase and try. Products like Vertly lip balm which boasts the benefits of industrial hemp CBD are readily available - but with Connor’s review on hemp CBD chapstick and an expected wait of several more months before legal topicals, you might want to roll up your sleeves and DIY. After all, it is possible to learn a simple recipe for lip balm with a combination of wax, oil, and essential oils if you like, then increasing the medicinal benefits by adding your own CBD oil to the mixture from a licensed producer. It may sound like a bit of work, but potentially well worth it if you aren’t willing to wait through the harsh Canadian winter for the kind of moisture locking promise offered by Connor’s anecdotal beauty hacks.


Remember to always consult a medical professional before starting any new health care regimen.

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Stay Informed. Stay Healthy

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  • From Janelle Simone

    Can't wait to try some of these products! Similar to Connor's review some of my friends in the States have had nothing but good things to say about the CBD beauty products they've tried

  • From Brianne Campbell

    Definitely looking forward to trying these products!

  • From Connor Christine

    Can’t wait for topicals

  • From Annie-Claude Bertrand

    I wasn’t sure that hemp CBD is legal in Canada? I thought there was no difference, remember when HempWorks got busted just before leglization? They are hemp CBD from the US but can’t ship to Canada anymore.

  • From Shahz

    The laws need to be more transparent and consistent for the industry to thrive and prosper.

Mike Robinson Medical Cannabis 6 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Epilepsy Almost Killed Me, Cannabis Saved My Life: Jade's Story

The fear of (SUDEP) or Sudden Unexplained Death In Epilepsy is one those of us with Epilepsy must face daily:

Writing about Epilepsy has to be one of my favorite topics because it effects me every day. Even at this moment I’m thinking about what time it is, how much sleep I much get as I’ve worked a long day and will travel tomorrow for the second time this week on Mass Transit. Life is on the edge even with Cannabis so eloquently doing it’s job controlling seizures. Onset of Epilepsy is often sudden and sometimes with no explanation. Although it’s theorized and even proven in some cases to be genetic and in others caused by trauma to the brain before or after birth. Either way – seizures are life threatening and Jade shares this common thread. In our world that makes her like a sister to me, like an aunt to Genevieve. Life with Epilepsy can be beyond a lonely struggle even with people around you, cannabis can make such a difference for so many and give them freedom. It gave Jade her life back. I asked her how this all started…

“At 13 years old, I left my biology class to go use the restroom and woke up two hours away in a major hospital. They said I had a grand mal seizure. The doctor started speaking with me and asked me if there any other times I’ve ever felt funny and I mentioned several where objects would appear bigger or smaller than they were or sounds would be louder or much quieter. I realized they were and something was wrong.” actually were, sometimes things would smell different And I would get a fruity or metallic taste in my mouth.” This is referred to an an aura. Some people with epilepsy like both Jade and I have a warning sign that is often a seizure already occurring on a smaller level. Whether it’s a smell a taste or seeing a color, that aura can save your life if you act upon it and find a soft place to lay down before something happens where there’s nothing sharp you’re going to hit. Can you imagine life like that? We live it. Imagine having that happen and not knowing why… ever? Kids like our Genevieve live that life.

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Jade went on: “It was at that point I was diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with AIWS ( Alice in wonderland syndrome). “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AiWS), also known as Todd’s syndrome or dysmetropsia, is a disorienting neuropsychological condition that affects perception. People may experience distortions in visual perception such as micropsia (objects appearing small), macropsia (objects appearing large), pelopsia (objects appearing to be closer than they are), or teleopsia (objects appearing to be further away than they are). Size distortion may occur in other sensory modalities as well.

“As you can imagine I was immediately put on medicine and have been on every medicine in the book treat and prevent seizures, none of them completely worked and most had such horrific side effects it wasn’t worth it. The seizures stopped for awhile when I was in high school but we weren’t sure why at that point, but now I know it was because I was smoking pot.” And this isn’t uncommon, self medication occurs rather frequently with teens that have ADD, ADHD, Epilepsy, Autism, and so much more. Sure, society can call it ‘getting high’ and make kids think they’re smoking something that sounds like kitchenware (pot) , but the bottom line of it is expert and expert have spoken up in these fields about medicinal cannabis and self medication. It’s something that occurs due to the fact our bodies have an Endocannabinoid System that reacts to incoming cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. When an individual with these type of diagnosis intake cannabis it eases the symptoms per literally 100’s if not 1000’s of studies.

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I asked Jade how she ended up intubated in ICU. She shares a photo that’s horrifying to me. I used it because people need to know that people they see in life with Epilepsy may be having a difficult time and not sharing that with you. We know our ‘disorder’ is taboo and we already feel like a burden. Many of us have decided that this word Epilepsy will never define who we are and live on. We do things that break the stigma. In order to get to the desk at work in which I’m typing from it took an Uber, a Train, a Bus, and another Uber. 10 hours later I’m at work out of town for 4 days. Sure, I’ve seized in public and so has Jade. It’s part of our lives and we must live through it. She went on to tell me more, “I eventually grew out of my rambunctious phase so to speak, and the Seizures came back with a vengeance. I didn’t expect that, medications were failing me.” It’s estimated that 30% of patients with Epilepsy like Jade and I fail to respond to medications. With kids like Genevieve they call this intractable epilepsy – with us adults it’s severe refractory. With this? Cannabis is our option to survive. Those I know that have what’s called ‘status events’ or go into ‘status epilepticus’ a state of back to back grand mal seizures that are life threatening and cause the death of approx. 50,000 patients per year. Jade sadly went into Status. With her life on the line she was ordered to some of the top doctors in the nation.

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“I went to the mayo clinic after that SUDEP scare and was told there’s no cure for my type of epilepsy and that 1 out of every 100 seizures that I have could be fatal, but thankfully was given advice that medical cannabis could offer some me relief. I took the advice and haven’t been in that situation again. I don’t wan’t to die young. I shouldn’t have to think about that, but with that going on I think most people do. Then the laws, I thought it would be easy but it’s not. The big problem is where I live is that medical cannabis isn’t yet available so I must travel far to get medicine I need to function on a daily basis.” And she’s not alone. Many people like her across America are by far not free from this type of scrutiny due to their zip code. We feel fortunate in California to have access, although medicinal programs are hindered bad by the recreational laws, at least we can get the cannabis we need. ” I don’t want to worry about dropping to the floor and causing who knows what type of damage to myself or surroundings. Cannabis has been the only thing that has been substantially effective in treating the seizures.”

Thank you Jade! More patients are coming forward by the day. Every one that does makes a huge difference in changing the views about the plant. People are opening their eyes. “Maybe it isn’t a bad thing like the government said was my first thought after hearing about Jade.” Thomas Baring of Maine told me yesterday in a conversation today about a story I’m working on about his cousin. People’s minds are definitely open nowadays and we need to keep letting them know about our success!

Mike Robinson, Cannabis Patient, Activist, Speaker ~ Former Dir. of Communications – American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

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JADEO CBD 6 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Top 4 Trends In Cannabis And Weight-Loss

What it is that makes cannabis and weight loss seem the most illogically paired ideal duo? It’s the associations we make with two things: the couch and the munchies. But as more of the cannabis community are showing the benefits of cannabis for exercise, we are able to make a new correlation for reasons related to motivation, pain relief, muscle recovery or reduced inflammation to name a few - like we did in our recent Cannabis and Fitness article. When we look at what scientific research is uncovering, there is more to back cannabis as an aid in weight loss.

CBD is Key

CBD is making headway with its stress reducing properties, and is perfectly suited to many, as plenty of people would rather enjoy the relaxing benefits of cannabis without any cognitive impairment. This helps explain the newly-found popularity of CBD-rich strains of cannabis, which chill you out without getting you high. What's particularly remarkable about CBD is that it significantly reduces the stress-increasing effect of the THC in cannabis. While THC can actually raise your cortisol levels, in fact, CBD has the exact opposite effect to THC in that it lowers your cortisol levels, thereby making it easier for you to lose weight and to keep it off.

THC Ain’t All Bad

A 2015 study examined the effects of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol - the most commonly associated in maintaining a healthy weight in mice. The study found that THC causes changes in the gut microbiome (a microorganism connected to weight) that are assumed to contribute to healthy weight. Overall, it showed that the THC treatment, over a period of 4 weeks, reduced weight gain, fat gain, and energy intake in obese mice. Further, a 2011 study from the American Journal of Epidemiology concluded that “people using cannabis are less likely to be obese than people who do not use cannabis.” This is supported by studies showing that cannabis users have trimmer waistlines and lower-cholesterol.

Appetite Suppressing Strains

Munchies are a real thing, but there are actually strains with cannabinoids and terpene profiles that help reduce appetite, rather than make you hungry and grab for anything in the fridge. Strains that contain THC-V (tetrahydrocannabivarin) deliver an energetic and euphoric high along with appetite-suppressing qualities. Strains can also indicate the same appetite suppressing qualities when they are rich in the terpene humulene. Some strains high in humulene include Sour OG, Sour Diesel, Girl Scout Cookies, or Skywalker OG, and are known to offer a similar effect to THC-V with appetite. Strains that combine high levels of THC-V and humulene are said to pack an energetic punch while preventing you from reaching for the fridge.

The Role of Cortisol

While it has been well known for a long time that exposure to cannabis produces an increase of appetite, the sophistication of our strain knowledge can steer us towards humulene rich strains or THC-V strains, but in most cases, it’s hard to know such in-depth insight into the strains we are choosing from. What’s more commonly identified are high CBD strains, offering relaxing qualities that can be beneficial for weight loss and contrary to the ways we’ve stigmatized the plant.

You can minimize your body's production of cortisol by simply by learning to relax, and developing a relationship with CBD medicines can help you do just that. Everyday stressors tend to trigger physiological reactions in cortisol, because when stress is unrelenting, your body is likely to respond without you realizing it, by going into survival mode. This causes your body to hoard fat and burn fewer calories than normal. Why is this? It's merely a biological defense mechanism against famine -- a seriously stress-inducing threat to humankind that was commonplace until a few decades ago. That’s right: cortisol isn't your friend in weightloss, it’s a fat-hoarding hormone that you need to keep it in check.

Excess cortisol can also cause irritability, depression, poor sleep quality and compromised immunity - to name a few. Managing cortisol and insulin levels are both important when trying to lose weight, and with the stress releasing medicinal properties of CBD we can find relief in the properties of the plant that bring about more homeostasis and a peaceful frame of mind.

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#WeAreJADEO

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    Yes! I compete in a sport with weight classes. I noticed that, while I was cutting, cannabis helped me get to sleep earlier (even when I was craving snacks) and wake up earlier.

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Mike Robinson Health & Wellness 7 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Judge That Jailed People Over Cannabis Is Now A Patient In Need

By: Mike Robinson

Retired Judge Admits “Throwing People In Jail” For Cannabis Haunts Him After It Saved His Life:

Now here’s a new twist. The very same judge, Doug Bench, who used to put away those with minor marijuana offence without any qualms, came forward about how Cannabis saved his life in order to help the people of Florida and beyond learn the truth about prohibition. The success stories regarding cannabis are seemingly endless, and the medicinal properties of this plant when properly administered have proven to to have a tremendously positive effect on our health, so much that the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry could eventually be partially replaced – especially many of our prescription drugs. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing with knowledge we’ve all gained on both prescription drugs, which experts say in studies kill more than 100,000 people annually in the US alone, and the conventional treatments for Cancer and other illnesses that seem to make many of us even sicker than we were – or worse. When this former Judge found out that he could benefit from what he used to demonize? His mind changed quickly when his own life was on the line and that led to being a huge voice in the Florida push for approval of use of the whole plant without extensive restrictions.

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This whole recovery and this judge who has came forward in such a positive manner is a great example of a change in perspective, and in his case, a major paradigm shift. Something he once believed to be true was no longer true because of his own experience in dealing with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In the video below, he admits to throwing hundreds of people in jail for using this plant because “At the time I thought it was the right thing to do.”

When Bench was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, which can result in a slow and painful death, his life was saved after realizing the benefits of cannabis in treating his disease. Now, Bench has made it his life’s work to wake people up to the “70 years of lies” the US government has told the citizens about marijuana.

With so many fighting for their freedom across the country this is an amazing thing to see, and it doesn’t stop here – many others are reporting on Judge Doug Bench. Cannabis Health Radio did a special on this in mid 2017 in the push for the State’s full legalization of Cannabis.

Watch two videos on this here:

As A Judge He Put People In Jail For Cannabis, Now He Needs It and Talks on YouTube

The Judge Talks On Video

Prior to this 2018, the state of Florida was regarded as one of the worst possible states to be caught in possession of cannabis. According to a 2009 analysis by former NORML Director Jon Gettman, no state in this country punished people more severely for minor marijuana offenses than Florida. However, thanks in part to a former Florida judge, all this is gradually changing,

The huge American cannabis crop makes the growth Industry only 2nd to corn. That’s a huge move in such a short time. With former judges, athletes, Hollywood stars, and even lawmakers stepping forward for Cannabis – it seems the momentum just won’t stop. For us patients that’s a must. We need every last person like Former Judge Doug Bench to come forward and speak.

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This story has moved around a bit with not too much attention by the media and I’ve yet to blog on it. I thought it was very worthy after reviewing it today and thinking of all the people I know that have had to go to jail over the plant. Sitting here pondering the countless times in the past we did this or did that running compassion programs and so much more – it’s a wonder many of us didn’t end up in more trouble and sentenced by a Judge, who like Doug Bench, would someday need the very plant they saw as evil and put someone behind bars for.

I’m thankful for Doug Bench and hope more like him step up to the plate and admit they were wrong. Admit that the people are right and that we’ve been dealt with unjustly by a government that seems to do no wrong while it’s people die needing a plant that they have a patent on. There’s no smooth way to go around that fact.

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Many are learning the truth and the more we hear from patients like ourselves and people that support us, the better off we are.

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient and Former Director, The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine. Founder, Global Cannabinoid Research Center

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Mike Robinson CBD 7 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


The Challenges Patients Have Reading CBD Labels

By: Mike Robinson

Patients all over the globe are either using CBD oils or getting ready to and researching which one to buy. Others are talking to their doctors who are also still learning or attempting to learn enough to hold a conversation with their patient that's gone out and became informed about Cannabinoid Medicine. With the huge rush to use nature's awesome oil one of the biggest problems I see that consumers face is how to read the labels and know what they're buying. The Healthcare Industry is definitely running behind patients in many ways - except in measurement of medications. Pharmacology is a required course so it seems it's much easier for me to explain to doctors or healthcare professionals than it is to explain to even a cannabis grower - until we break it down and look at what these labels truly mean. So, I've created a somewhat simple guide I hope you enjoy:

Rule One – Know What You Have

Yesterday, an old friend from the Epilepsy community reached out with a question, “Mike, how in the world does a person figure out what percent of CBD is in these tinctures that are online? One that I want says 99% pure but the label also says 500 milligrams in a 1 ounce bottle. It’s confusing, how much CBD is really in there?”

Right away “Not 99% and Not that much” was my answer – but why??

Very quickly I could see that my friend was about to be deceived by a marketing tactic that’s extremely unscrupulous. There’s several (It’s safe to say 100’s if not 1,000’s) of companies that use CBD Isolate from the Industrial Hemp plant. Some are very up and up business people that have awesome intentions with products that help people. Some simply are not. Some make claims their product will cure everything, others are realistic about what Cannabidiol can or will do for people that make it their choice. I have no qualms with people doing business as it’s the way of the world, but I have a big problem with how some marketing approaches make people think they’re buying a pure product. Sure, the CBD itself is 99% pure in the product my friend was inquiring on. It, like many, contains 500 mg or 1/2 ml (1 ml = 1,000 mg) of ‘pure’ CBD in a total solution of one fluid ounce or 30ml. That makes it a 1/60th or less than 2% CBD – a product that I would not give to anyone representing it to be a ‘medicinal cannabis’ solution that would heal or help much of anything other than the sellers pocketbook. That doesn’t stop some salespeople to deploy those type of tactics.

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I don’t believe that all or even most company owners or dispensary owners are aware employees or distributors are doing this. I’m including dispensaries because recently a compassion provider not familiar with cannabidiol bought was buying a product with only 300 mg of CBD in 2 fluid ounces of vegetable glycerin for over $75.00 – .5% or 1/2 of 1% CBD – literally trace amounts. A person could theoretically eat raw high CBD strain cannabis and gain much better health than by paying for and ingesting products with these crazy low CBD percentages. The fact that dispensaries carry items such as that shocked me, to say the least. The fact that a compassion grower that gives away CBD to his patients bought it thinking he was giving his people really good stuff literally makes me irritated beyond belief. Cancer patients trying to shrink tumors adding CBD to their Cannabis Oil protocols ended up getting that product until I had to break the news. It was very hard as he had sent it for Genevieve to try out. A kind gesture from a very giving person. I felt horrible telling him what I discovered but I had to as I knew he would tell others.

Rule two: Gain Knowledge and protect yourself! Ask these questions: 1.) How many milligrams of CBD is in it? 2.) How many ML’s are in entire solution? Your answer comes very simply once you know the answer to those two simple questions. If someone trying to sell you something does not know the answers or doesn’t give them to you there’s obviously something to hide and I would not purchase it. 1000 milligrams = one milliliter or ml. One fluid Ounce has 30 ml’s. 30 x 1,000 = 30,000 milligrams or mg’s per fluid ounce. If you only have 500 in 30,000 right away that tells you the numbers are low. We all need to learn this information in order to read a label and know what we’re getting. In this market with so many products it makes your head spin it’s easy to find something that looks good but when you do the math you find out you’re getting a very oiled down product with very little medicinal cannabis, or single cannabinoid in this case, in it.

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RULE Three – Learn the CBD Tincture Math!

My friend asked about his 500mg in One fluid ounce CBD product that claimed to be “99% pure.” Number of ML’s in his solution = one fluid ounce or 30 ML’s (which equals 30,000 mg’s). Number of Milligrams = 500. 500 divided by 30,000mg = .017 or 1.7%. Way too low to even consider purchasing.

Let’s try 1000 mg’s in two fluid ounces, for some reason I’m seeing this a lot lately. 1000 mg divided by 60,000 mg ( 2 fl oz is 60ml or 60,000mg) divided by 1000 mg = 0.17 or 1.7% Are you catching on yet? Often a product like this can cost over 150.00. Why? Because consumers pay for it not knowing the low percentage.

Let’s try another popular item I’ve seen with a price tag over $300.00. A whopping 5 fl. oz with 2500 mg of CBD. This is getting easier. There’s 2500 mg’s in a total of 150,000 mg ( 5 fl oz is 150ML or 150,000mg). Once again the mathematical equation is to take the number of milligrams of CBD itself and divide that into the total volume of the bottle. 2,500 divided by 150,000 = 0.16 or 1.6% The industry standard is obviously slipping from the days of 12, 18, and 20 plus percent products as the norm.

There’s many products I’ve seen with 2,500 mg in 2 fl oz. – So, 2,500 divided by 60,000 = 0.042 or 4.2% Once again that’s under 5% total CBD.

1000mg in 10ml 1,000 divided by 10,000 = 10% CBD, now we’re getting into the realm of what I would use or would concur, at the right price, my friends or those I know should. The problem is simple… finding it reasonably priced. Many on fixed incomes don’t have several hundred to spend monthly.

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Once you get this math down it becomes a matter of finding out how much. Since most CBD only products are very clear about the number of milligrams it’s easy to figure out the percentage. But it’s that “99% Pure” that I find to be misleading. The Isolate used to make the product was indeed that pure but the product itself is not. I can not count the literal hundreds, if not thousands of times across social media realms some unknowing salesman accidentally wandered across me attempting to debate the purity of a product they did not even know. If a salesman can’t compute the math on a CBD only product to give you a simple percentage when attempting to sell it to you in a dispensary or elsewhere, there’s definitely something to hide. If that’s the case in this buyer beware market caution should be exercised at it’s very highest level. In other words, find something you can trust.

I’ve found there’s a rather large market of people out there shopping for CBD only products due to their specific need and desire for only that single cannabinoid. Some do not want to feel any effects and others are not allowed to have THC in their body but CBD is accepted such as athletes and drivers. This has created a big market for these products – so be alert when shopping and don’t fall for the 99% pure thinking that the product is that unless you’re buying the actual isolate itself, which is generally close to that and is a crystalline or crystallized looking generally whitish or clear substance. Often I get asked where to go for really good CBD that’s reasonable. Just like with anything else I believe quality likely isn’t going to come ‘cheap’ but that doesn’t mean it can’t come inexpensive.

Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient and Former Director, The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine. Founder, Global Cannabinoid Research Center

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Mike Robinson CBD 7 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Treating M.S. With Cannabis Oil & CBD

The Many Wonders Of Cannabis:

By: Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient,

Within the medical cannabis community, patients with MS are beginning to appear, talking it up and telling their stories about how the plant has drastically helped their disease, bringing glimmers of hope to those that definitely did not see light before and furthermore opening the eyes of families and friends. Additionally, although some conventional medical treatments can assist with certain forms of Multiple Sclerosis, the symptoms of this condition can sometimes not be effectively assisted by pharmaceuticals leaving patients wanting an alternative, more natural method of soothing these painful and often debilitating symptoms. This is where the cannabis plant can play a role in changing a life like no pharmaceutical maker could ever dream of, at least not those of the 20th century. But one thing many don't consider is the judgment that people endure even after much of the world and most of the U.S. has legalized it in some form or another.

Andrew is one of those patients. He's 22 and lives in Newark, N.J. and is the boyfriend of an individual that's followed for a few years on social media. It was beyond humbling to receive his emailed testimony and to find that input given during transit made such a difference for him. "When I first started using the plant it was CBD only because that's all I could get," Andy went on to tell me a whole lot more,"When I realized this plant could make me walk again now that's when I got very serious about it and started asking everyone I knew until I found someone that was growing. It was really scary at first with all of it. I felt like hiding that I was high until my girlfriend started using the term medicated. I felt like I was doing something wrong by smoking it and vaping it. I didn't know what to do, I was torn but had to keep using it because I want my life back. As a kid I would run all over the playground and then suddenly life changed. I had no idea what the doctors were talking about as a child but when I hit puberty I was already using a walker and a wheelchair. I knew that I was much more than different, I knew that my life was gone before it started. Depression probably was the worst part of it all."

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"Then I started using more of the different oils friends would make and found even more relief but it didn't feel right when I'd go to church or go someplace where my friends were that didn't approve of weed. It seemed like all I would hear was that, why am I smoking weed? And to me it was so easy to give the answer that made sense but nobody wanted to hear it. I felt like screaming and crying, these are feelings I'm not used to at all. It didn't matter what people said I continued using it. It's been nearly 2 years now and I'm walking. No more wheelchair and no more pain. So many foul words have came through my mind as I thought of all the judgement from the many people that couldn't understand why suddenly I was smoking pot. Then my girlfriend told me she'd been following this man online that worked for an Academy all about Cannabinoids. It was the first time I ever heard of the word Cannabinoid. Then that night it felt like I was in a college class as Mike taught me from a train. A man on a train in California taught me how to medicate differently than I was. He taught me to ingest a lot more than I was and it's changed the way I feel. The pain level has reduced. Learning to add the CBD after the THC makes me a little too medicated works really good. Whoever taught him, I am thankful for. This plant, CBD and THC and all the other wonderful parts of it, I am very thankful for. I can walk again."

WOW!!

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I am extremely thankful for Dennis Peron, RIP, the Godfather of Cannabis, co-author and huge name behind California's 1996 Proposition 215 the first legalization of medicinal cannabis anywhere on the globe since prohibition. Dennis was an extremely humble man that shared a very personal lesson with me that I'll never forget "Mike, compassion doesn't always mean convenience, nobody ever left the buyers club without a joint." Meeting Dennis and spending time with him while writing the "Peron Resolution" which requested the end of the prohibition of gifting of Cannabis in California left memories that last a lifetime regardless of the current veto by California State Gov. Jerry Brown of The Compassion Act that would have restored the gifting of the precious plant. Voters in the state went after Proposition 64 thinking it was the end of prohibition and like most voting booths people don't spend the time nor have the time to read excessive language. Most California voters were left in a shell shock state of mind when they found out they voted for legalizing getting high (which in Ca. seemed legal already) while outlawing the giving away of oils to save dying peoples lives. "All for the love of money, I'm just an old gay hippie, why should they listen to me?" Dennis told me near the end of his life in December 2017. A man that stayed humble the entire time, a man that never stepped away from compassion regardless of how the world treated him or his idea of freeing us all from the holds of a government that want's to see us perish instead of heal with the plant. Some days the 100's or even 1000's of messages that come through are so overwhelming. Trying to manage multiple phone numbers and so many people that need information and help sometimes gets frustrating until an email like this one comes through. Then it reminds me of Dennis and how he lived in the small room at the bottom of the Castro Castle. Humble.

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Exactly what is M.S.?

Multiple Sclerosis is a complex and multidimensional medical condition, that impacts each and every individual in a completely different manner. There is no official cure for MS, although some conventional medical treatments do exist to slow down or even dissolve negative impacts produced by the condition. These specific treatments will be discussed in further detail later on in this article. Even if the effects of MS can manifest in various ways, what is happening deeper within the body is always the same or similar, leading to a variety of outcomes because of one process.

What is occurring within when MS strikes, is primarily centered within the brain and spinal cord and their ability to receive signals and be properly supported by well functioning central nervous system. This results in challenges throughout many aspects of day to day life, because the central nervous system is so vital to human functions, making it possible for humans to do basic activities like walking, all the way to solving a complex problem.

Multiple Sclerosis Strains

Patients suffering from MS typically have a form of the condition that is categorized into four different groups; with symptoms that are either long lasting or temporary. The majority of patients fall underneath the temporary category, which is defined as relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), and involves obvious attacks that seem to have frequent shifts, where remissions are often experienced between attacks and full recoveries often made, only for another attack to follow some time after. This form of MS has some conventional treatments available to assist with stabilization of the symptoms.

The next type of MS is known as clinically isolated MS (CIS), and is somewhat of the preliminary stage to a possible MS diagnosis. Someone given the label CIS must experience symptoms for 24 hours, and they may either go on to make a full recovery, or end up with an official MS diagnosis. Not all who experience CIS end up developing an official diagnosis.

The third classification of Multiple Sclerosis, is known as primary progressive MS (PPMS), and is usually a worsening in symptoms, specifically ones that create disabilities for an individual, as well as a lack of regular relapse and recovery, because the symptoms tend to appear gradually, intensifying with time.

The fourth, and final category of MS, is secondary progressive MS (SPMS), which is typically the result for patients diagnosed with RRMS as time progresses. With this form of Multiple Sclerosis, the symptoms tend to increase, and overall neurological function seems to further decline, often resulting in an even more immense worsening and shortening of periods between relapse and remission.

For those who experience little to no period of remission, such as patients diagnosed with progressive MS, must know that there is not much conventionally that can be done to improve the condition, for no medical treatments have yet been discovered, aside from one FDA approved medicine. The light at the end of the tunnel; plenty of research is constantly being conducted to discover new, effective treatments for progressive Multiple Sclerosis, so there is hope that progress will be made in the near future.

Bottom Line? Cannabis and Cannabis Oils have now treated thousands of patients globally with MS successfully! From CBD oils to THC and terpenes - the entire plant with all of it's numerous cannabinoids is truly the plant of life for all of us whether it's Cancer, MS, Epilepsy, Autism, Migraines - you name it and this plant has the answer!

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Mike Robinson, Medicinal Cannabis Patient & Cannabinoid Medicine Healthcare Consultant/Research Analyst

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JADEO CBD 7 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


5 Top Trends in Cannabis and Parkinson's Disease

Cannabis has long been speculated to help people dealing with many different health conditions and ailments. One of the conditions that cannabis is being researched to help control is Parkinson's. Currently, cannabis is being tested to see if it can help with a variety of symptoms related to Parkinson's including physiological functions such as mood, cognition, motor control, feeding behaviours and pain.

Throughout this research on the impact of cannabis on Parkinson's symptoms, the following are 5 trends that are being noticed thus far:

Cannabis Shown To Help Increase Appetites For Those With Loss Of Appetites

Cannabis is shown to help people who are experiencing a lack of appetite as one of their symptoms of Parkinson's. People who were losing weight and used cannabis as a treatment reported a positive effect in their appetite increasingand weight loss decreases.

Cannabis Shown To Help People With Parkinson's Manage Pain

Many people who have taken cannabis report a positive correlation between the use of cannabis and its ability to help them manage the pain associated with Parkinson's, especially the cramping factor that many people with the condition experience.

Some People With Parkinson's Reported Improvements In Their Tremors While Using Cannabis

Some participants in cannabis studies have reported their tremors decreasing or becoming less severe while they were using cannabis. The reduction in tremors can allow people to be able to do more things on their own while they are using cannabis as a way to help obtain and maintain that control over otherwise generally uncontrollable movements.

A Few People With Parkinson's Reported A Decrease In Their Ability To Control Motor Movements While On Cannabis

Several participants have reported that they have lost more ability to control their motor skills while using cannabis. Even if their tremors were more controlled, some participants in these studies report struggling with motor skills such as balance and controlling urinary symptoms due to the effects cannabis has on their state of cognition.

Cannabis Shown To Cause Possible Impaired Cognition For People With Parkinson's

As with the use of any substance, some study participants reported impaired cognition that was associated with their use of cannabis to help treat their Parkinson's symptoms. Others reported, side-effects included mood changes and hallucination as other cognition impairments that people experienced while using cannabis.

Parkinson's qualifies as a reason to be prescribed medical cannabis in Canada, and a number of states in the U.S. More studies are continually being done to see if people with Parkinson's may benefit from the use of medical cannabis to help control and improve their symptoms. The research is validate cannabis as a treatment for Parkinson's symptoms, and allow for wider acceptance of such within the medical community.

As far as Parkinson's and the use of cannabis go, the evidence is fairly inconclusive as to whether cannabis helps treat Parkinson's. There needs to be more research done to determine if cannabis has the desired effect of regulating some of the motor symptoms of the condition. In the future, as more studies are conducted we are likely to have a better idea as to if cannabis is able to effectively help those with Parkinson's control and even alleviate some of the symptoms associated with their condition.


Remember to always consult a doctor before starting a new treatment plan.

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Stay informed. Stay healthy.

#WeAreJadeo

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420710 CannaBasics 7 months ago / Vancouver, British Columbia


Bob High's Black Light Art Show in Vancouver

Bob High is a local Vancouver artist specializing in educational Cannabis cartoons.

Recently he had a Trippy Black Light Art Show sponsored by Weeds Glass and Gifts

Truly an out of this world experience with Dabs bar onsite!

See more at my website


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    Sounds super cool! Does he travel with his art?

  • From Brianne Campbell

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing

JADEO Consumption & Accessories 8 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


The Challenge of Accurate Dosing in THC and CBD

A great SPONSORED post by XANTHIC BIOPHARMA we found on http://www.visualcapitalist.co. We love the simplicity of this. The industry as a whole has a great deal of education to provide on why dosages are so individual, and that what works for one, may not work for another. (tm)

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vitalitycbd CBD 8 months ago / Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia


5 Ways to Treat Depression Naturally

Depression can be difficult to treat, even with modern medicine and technology. However, there are natural remedies for depression that do not involve taking a pill every day.  Many medications for depression come with serious side effects that can affect everyday life for those who take them.  These five natural remedies can help you to find a solution to depression, without chemicals or side effects.  

1. Acupuncture. Scientists studying this ancient Chinese art say acupuncture can help alleviate the different symptoms of depression. In fact, the patients studied who used acupuncture as a treatment for depression saw results similar to those of patients who took medication.

In acupuncture, practitioners stimulate certain bodily functions by inserting thin needles into the skin at various spots that correlate with those functions. This practice is becoming increasingly recognized in Western medicine as a practical treatment option for several ailments, including depression. 

2. Therapy. There are often different therapy options available to those suffering from depression, a proven mechanism for healthy healing. Many teams can even create personalized treatment programs based on your wants and needs. A treatment program can be a great, natural way to regain focus in your life. 

If you are considering this option, start by looking for a therapist that you enjoy speaking to.  This could be the first therapist you schedule an appointment with or the fifth.  Once you find a therapist you can trust you can begin your path toward better health.

3. Meditation. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to help treat depression in several clinical studies. The practice is known to help lessen such symptoms as negative thinking and lack of focus. Doctors have concluded that meditation, when combined with therapy, can be an effective treatment plan.

This type of meditation is specifically aimed at thinking freely and not repressing thoughts. For those who experience depression in episodes, meditation has been shown to help prevent relapse. If you're interested in meditation, aim for two to three hours per week. Working the practice into your regular schedule is the best way to improve health. 

4. St. John's Wort.  This herbal supplement has been used for treating depression since the times of ancient Greece. It appears to be most effective when the depression is mild or moderate.  You should still check with a medical professional before taking this supplement, as it can react with other medications.

There are several parts of St. John's Wort that help to alleviate depression, though the most recognized is hypericin.  A typical dosage consists of 300 milligrams three times per day.  Some users suggest taking a full dose in the morning, as the herb can disturb sleep if taken at night.

5. Vitamin B.  Vitamin B is known for producing the brain chemicals serotonin, dopamine, and epinephrine, all of which impact your mood.  Something as simple as having low vitamin B levels can cause feelings of depression, fatigue, and more.  

For a diet rich in this vitamin, try to include foods like seafood, red meat, cheese, and eggs.  If you can't get enough vitamin B in your diet, your next step is to look at which supplements would work best for you.  Available over the counter in most markets and drug stores, these supplements are completely natural and come with no side effects if taken as directed. 

Medication doesn't have to be the only solution to depression. The aforementioned are just five of many natural remedies that have proved to be equally effective at fighting symptoms of depression without subjecting the patient to adverse side effects of chemicals. Another alternative option to naturally treat depression that has been gaining mass appeal and acceptance are CBD tinctures that are fortified with hemp derived cannabidiol. Cannabidiol or CBD is a non psychoactive derivative of the hemp plant that is also found in cannabis. 

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