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Shahz CBD and Wellness 1 week ago / Toronto, Ontario

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CBD Sports Wellness Beverages Emerge as Possible New Category - BevNET.com

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A lot of people think that Terrell Davis' NFL career ended too soon, forced out by knee injuries after just eight years. They were unquestionably great ones, as he was elected to the league's Hall of Fame. But chronic pain followed him into retirement.

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  • From Kenneth Joaquin

    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 and Wellness 1 week 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 and Wellness 3 weeks 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.

  • From Shahz

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

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Michael Joseph 4 weeks 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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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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JADEO CBD and Wellness 1 month 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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  • From Brianne Campbell

    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 and Wellness 2 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!

Connor Christine CBD and Wellness 2 months ago / Hamilton, Ontario

Wow. I'm so glad to see that they have found relief for their little baby using a topical cream. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to see their infant struggle with this rare skin condition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5FrSevrkXc

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Medical Marijuana Miracle: Cannabis Cream Helps Baby With Rare Skin Disease!

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Carter suffers from Lamellar Ichthyosis, a rare skin disorder with no care that causes dark scales because of dead skin cells that don't flake off. Despite corrective surgery, Carter's skin is so tight that he can't shut his eyes and spends most of his time indoors.

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JADEO 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario

Food Canada has launched its show "How to Cook with Cannabis" just in time for the holiday season. Will you be using any of these tips in your holiday cooking? https://www.foodincanada.com/features/how-to-cook-with-cannabis-episode-1/

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How To Cook With Cannabis - Episode 1 - Food In Canada

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Well-known cannabis chef and activist Mary Jean "Watermelon" Dunsdon presents: Cannabis Decarboxylation.

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JADEO 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario

In case you missed it, here's our list of the BEST gifts for the Canna-Curious. This will be sure to make a Holiday shopping simple! https://jadeo.co/SIG/Holiday/best-gifts-for-the-canna-curious

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Best Gifts For The Canna-Curious

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In the wake of legalization, many Canadians are dropping the old stigmas and flirting with a new flower friend. If you want to nurture their renewed curiosity in cannabis, we've put together a short list of simple gift items

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JADEO CBD and Wellness 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario

Forbes magazine is reporting that the CBD market is expected to grow by 700% by 2020.

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    Wow... that says it ALL!

Connor Christine CBD and Wellness 2 months ago / Hamilton, Ontario

One of my favourite blogs that I've come across yet! I love following KiKi's journey with cannabis. Check out this awesome article she wrote about cannabis for wellness & migraine relief https://mebykiki.com/wellnessfeed/2018/10/29/a-healing-toolbox-for-migraine-relief

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A Healing Toolbox for Migraine Relief

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Kait Fowlie is a writer, tarot reader and reiki practitioner located in Parkdale, Toronto. Her work is about connecting people to ideas and rituals that empower them to be their own healer! ...and that includes the optional use of, you guessed it - cannabis!

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    Many of my family members suffer from migraines. I have been telling them cannabis can help, I will share this with them. Thank you for sharing!

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    I suffer from Migranes, and have been using CBD to help curb the pain, and provide relief. CBD is apart of my daily routine.

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Mike Robinson CBD and Wellness 2 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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JADEO CBD and Wellness 3 weeks 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

#WeAreJADEO


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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.

JADEO CBD and Wellness 1 month 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.

Mike Robinson CBD and Wellness 2 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 and Wellness 2 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 and Wellness 2 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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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!

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JADEO Consumption and Safety 3 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 and Wellness 3 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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vitalitycbd CBD and Wellness 3 months ago / Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia


Three Ways to Naturally Treat Eczema

Warm weather means one thing: it's time to shed those layers and bare some skin. However, if you happen to have eczema, the thought of showing skin may not feel so liberating. In fact, the thought might be daunting. So, instead of hiding behind your clothes, why not take charge of your eczema? You don't even have to run to the store and spend tons of money on fix-it creams. You can start by simply looking around your household. Here are three treatments for eczema that you probably already have on hand or around the home. 

Target the Inside

What you put inside of your body matters for what shows outside of your body. Making dietary changes is crucial for controlling eczema. Trigger foods such as dairy, fish, and gluten are considered to put eczema into overdrive. Avoiding these foods and increasing your intake of berries, green leafy vegetables, and Greek yogurt could help reduce future flare-ups.

Start on the Outside

Moisturizing the skin is of utmost importance for treating eczema, particularly during cold and dry weather. Many eczema sufferers find relief by applying certain oils, such as coconut oils, cbd oil and fermented cod liver oil, to the red dry patches on legs during a flare-up. If you don't have these items in the kitchen, both are easy to find in a grocery store. 

However, when eczema flares turn into sores, you can flip the script and use drying agents on the skin,  such as sea salt and Epsom salt. Be careful because direct application could irritate the skin even more. Mixing the salts with water and essential oils provides an effective salve, helping to heal sores while soothing the skin.

Keep It Clean and Simple

While medical professionals continue to explore what truly causes eczema, allergic reactions that send the immune system into overdrive, many dermatologists and other skin specialists suggest keeping it clean and simple. Cotton clothing and other breathable fabrics allow the skin to breathe. Ensuring what you wear is cleaned with gentle detergent helps as well.

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JADEO CBD and Wellness 3 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] How Has Cannabis & CBD Affected The Life of This Medical Patient?

JADEO sat down with Maggie to talk to her about her double Cancer journey and the choices she is making to drive her wellness. 


If you are interested in learning more about cancer, please visit some of our other SIGs, namely Cancer or CBD and Wellness.

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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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Mike Robinson CBD and Wellness 3 months ago / Santa Barbara, Alberta


Cannabis Stops His Pain & Addiction After Near Deadly Wreck

By: Mike Robinson   "With a Reefer Madness Past, He Found Relief In The Magical Cannabis Plant"

It seems every day someone will share yet another success story with me in which they too have found some type of relief from Cannabis that their prescription medications simply would not give.  For some it’s migraines and body aches and for others it’s about stopping seizures, killing cancers, and so much more. The versatile cannabis plant has amazing abilities with it’s hundreds of components literally filled with many of natures essential oils, or terpenes, that have intensive healing powers. Many overlook these and tend to concentrate on the THC/CBD debates, others have reached a tad deeper down the Cannabinoid Medicine rabbit hole and found quite a few ways to give ourselves the relief we need.  Karen tells a story about her father, who she helped out and made sure he had treatment after a life threatening wreck.

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“I have witnessed the use of this magical plant change my fathers world. This isn’t a crazy story of how marijuana cured my dads incurable disease, but rather one of seeing a baby boomer come around to accept something he has been scared of his entire life! We had a “normal” upbringing, alcohol was around but never any drugs, not even marijuana.

“My dad was involved in a horrific vehicle accident that basically broke my father into pieces. The highway was shut down for hours and they needed the jaws of life to extract my father.  The other driver walked away with no injuries.   My Dad took the entire impact sustaining multiple life threatening injuries.  He was in the ICU unconscious for over 2 weeks, survived 13 surgeries and was a permanent resident of the hospital for 3 months.  He survived the surgeries, the physiotherapy and being away from home for so long.  He had some really terrible days, depression, another injury that isn’t visible to the naked eye. To say the least this was a terrible event for our family.  That was 2 years ago, he is now walking with a cane or walker, he has a terrible limp that he won’t be able to rid himself of, a painful memory of the accident.  He is now leading a fairly normal life considering he almost died and has been literally been put back together.  He is not half as functional as he used to be but we are grateful to still have him on the planet!”

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“Medications!  Dad was taking a cocktail of prescription drugs for months, the pain he experiences is unbearable and it hurts to see someone you love in so much pain.  When we brought dad home he had his blister packs of toxic pills to ingest daily to keep the pain at bay.  I have self medicated with cannabis for years, black market cannabis, not the best way to treat yourself but most of the time it worked for my back and neck pain and chasing the elusive sleep dragon.  Despite our attempts, Dad would not try cannabis, he is so terrified that he will have hallucinations etc.  He was raised as a farm boy and was warned of the dangers the “Devils’ Weed”, hallucinations, tripping out and losing control.  We convinced him to try some brownies I whipped up with a friends special butter, after a few tries he started to feel the benefits.  He felt relaxed, and that was enough to get him to explore further. With more encouragement from friends he eventually got a prescription from his doctor and starting taking CBD oil. He started talking to more people about it and did some research of his own, he now graduated to a CBD oil and a THC oil, treating inflammation, pain and helping with sleep.”
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“I have seen how much this plant has helped my dad, not only physically but also psychologically, he has gotten around the obstacle of fear and is now reaping the rewards. I know he will be using these products for the rest of his life and they will continue to make his life better!”

His story is similar to many – pharmaceuticals for pain mimic what cannabinoids can do but nowhere near as well. Doctors are still very uneducated in the world of Cannabis and fail to learn, even those that recommend cannabis to patients per the law are not tested at any level of knowledge because a doctor may not tell someone exactly how to use medical marijuana per a 9th district finding.   This is why many will give a ‘medical card’ to a patient, especially in the easier states, with less than 10 minutes sitting with them and basically not much of a clue of the history.

Mike Robinson,  Medicinal Cannabis Patient    Sr. VP,  MBX Research, Inc.

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US Govt: Cannabinoids, THC & CBD Promote The Re-Emergence Of Apoptosis (the signal for a cell to die)

By: Mike Robinson
Medicinal Cannabis Patient and Director of Communications,
The American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

(Reprinted with permission by Mike Robinson as we here at JADEO just loved it!)

Cancer patients around the globe are looking to the internet for the most up to date way to treat life altering illnesses that will effect every single one of us on the planet in one way or another. As we read of GW Pharmaceuticals 'Epidolex' being approved by the FDA to treat seizures (CBD) - there's so much more to talk about than it's efficacy, side effects, and contraindications. We all know, or should, that there are known contraindications to every pharmaceutical and Epidolex has some downright scary ones that can and have caused 'status epilepticus' at an alarming rate (over 10% of trial patients). So be it, it's made it's way through the channels and will now become an item on pharmacy shelves. 

But what about Cancer? We've seen the posts about US Patent 6630507 which enraged the world and lit a fire under the movement for legalization of the plant globally, but what about United States Patent Application # 20130059018   Assignee: GW Pharma? 

A government that states there's no medicinal value in a plant doling out a patent on it to themselves and then to pharmaceutical companies abroad seems ludicrous but it's the reality we live in. Control of all by a few thousand elected officials over hundreds of millions is the way of the world nowadays in nations across the globe. God Bless America I guess would be applicable as we need a blessing after doing this to our own citizens!

Why haven't we heard more about this in the media and why are doctors yearning for information when it already exists? 

Probably because it was withheld from them while they attended medical school. As much as people in general would like to blame doctors for lack of knowledge in the cannabinoid medicine field, the problem is not with the physician or specialist - it's with a very broken system that hoped the Endocannabinoid System discovery over 2 decades ago by Professor Raphael Mechoulam of Israel would stay hidden away forever - so why teach it in colleges? In my current position I see the continual desire for clinicians and specialists around the world to learn more. The best teacher? A very well informed patient. The physician isn't fighting for their life so they're not spending 24/7 researching and playing around with different concoction or 'stews ala cannabinoids' as I call them! So it only makes sense that a patient that has a ton of time can learn much more about treating themselves (and others) as we're in this to stay alive vs. add it to our medical practice or be part of a sub specialty.

Let's take a look at what's been around for 5 years now - proof positive that Cannabis indeed will kill cancer cells and starve out tumors creating an impossibility for them to continue growing. Of course I could use scientific terms but those are a bit difficult for most to understand.

Federal Government Reports Marijuana Effective in Combatting Certain Cancers Reports ADSI (Global News wire Press Release 2013): LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following is a statement by Advocates for the Disabled and Seriously Ill:

In a recent report, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the Federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), stated that marijuana "inhibited the survival of both estrogen receptor–positive and estrogen receptor–negative breast cancer cell lines." The same report showed marijuana slows or stops the growth of certain lung cancer cells and suggested that marijuana may provide "risk reduction and treatment of colorectal cancer."

Referring to the NCI report, Patient Rights attorney Matthew Pappas said, "The Federal government's continuing attack on people prescribed medical cannabis by their doctors is hypocritical considering the benefits reported by its own National Cancer Institute." Pappas represents patients in defending their right to reasonably obtain medical marijuana. The patients contend the Federal government and various municipalities are trying to prevent them from obtaining cannabis for medical purposes in direct contravention of state laws. "Cities that ban dispensaries are denying patients the ability to obtain a medicine the Federal government's National Institutes of Health says fights cancer and they're doing it with the Obama Administration's help." Recently, the City of Los Angeles repealed its ban of medical marijuana collectives after Bill Rosendahl, a member of its city council diagnosed with cancer and prescribed medical marijuana said to fellow council members about the ban, "You want to kill me? You want to throw me under the bus?"

The NCI report also examined whether patients who smoke marijuana rather than ingesting it orally are exposed to a higher risk of lung and certain digestive system cancers. According to the government, 19 studies "failed to demonstrate statistically significant associations between marijuana inhalation and lung cancer." The report also identified a separate study of 611 lung cancer patients that showed marijuana was "not associated with an increased risk of lung cancer or other upper aerodigestive tract cancers and found no positive associations with any cancer type." In the area of prostate cancer, the NCI report was inconclusive and suggested further research was necessary. In its report, the National Cancer Institute also identified a "study of intratumoral injection of delta-9-THC in patients with recurrent glioblastoma" that showed tumor reduction in the test participants.

Despite the Federal government sanctioned and authorized NCI report, Pappas said Congress and the Obama Administration have continued to thwart marijuana research. In an announced effort to displace state medical marijuana laws, the Office of National Drug Control Policy described "medical" marijuana as a "myth" fueling "troubling misconceptions" in documents found on its website. The Federal government appears to be focused on creating more chemical drugs, many of which are the subject of various attorney television commercials seeking out those adversely impacted by those drugs. Pappas said both the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Office of National Drug Control Policy continue to assert marijuana lacks any medicinal value despite the research showing cannabis reduces certain cancer risks and inhibits the growth of tumor cells. He also commented that the Federal government's anti-marijuana position contributes to and encourages prejudice and public misconception about the legitimate use of medical cannabis as treatment for seriously ill patients.

In addition to anti-cancer properties, separate research reported marijuana appears to have "profound nerve-protective and brain-enhancing properties that could potentially treat many neurodegenerative disorders." In its report, the National Cancer Institute stated cannabis effectively treats insomnia and referenced a placebo-controlled study in cancer patients showing increased quality of sleep and relaxation in those treated with tetrahydrocannabinol, an active component in marijuana.

Responding to a White House statement that only a small percentage of patients prescribed medical cannabis under state laws use it to treat cancer, Pappas said "marijuana isn't just for cancer or AIDS patients – it can also treat, for example, sleeplessness." Although generally not a life threatening condition, Pappas referred to insomnia as a health issue regularly treated with prescription drugs zolpidem (brand name Ambien) and eszopiclone (brand name Lunesta). According to their manufacturers' websites, zolpidem and eszopiclone have been shown to cause severe side effects including aggressiveness, hallucinations, confusion, or suicidal thoughts. Pappas noted that, unlike those drugs, studies on insomnia similar to those reported by the National Cancer Institute show medical marijuana effectively treats insomnia at a far lower cost and with fewer side effects. Marijuana has also been prescribed for glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and a variety of other physical and mental conditions.

Addressing the White House website statement that medical marijuana should remain criminally illegal under federal law, Pappas said that "with every drug, the doctor must consider the benefits versus any possible side effects. In its 3000-plus year history of medicinal use, there has never been a known, confirmed death caused by overdose of marijuana. To suggest that prescription drugs known to have severe negative side effects are alright and that marijuana can only be used for cancer or AIDS is nonsensical. It demonstrates how the Federal government's decision to usurp state sovereignty is harming people because burdening citizens with federal criminal records based on medical marijuana provided for under state law is simply wrong. To continue outlawing the use of a drug shown to have life-saving, anti-cancer benefits that has been used safely as a medication for thousands of years is irresponsible."

Jan., 2013 National Cancer Institute PDQ® report on cannabis:

www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page2

July, 2009 NIH report on cannabis reducing neck and head squamous cell carcinoma:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19638490

Nov., 2012 NIH report on cannabis breast cancer treatment:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776349

Report on study showing smoked marijuana does not cause cancer:

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html

Report on neuroprotective benefits of marijuana:

www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/20/researchers-study-neuroprotective-properties-in-cannabis/

White House "Fact Sheet" on Marijuana Legalization:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/Fact_Sheets/marijuana_legalization_fact_sheet_3-3-11.pdf

Office of National Drug Control Policy documents:

www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/page/files/marijuana_fact_sheet_3-28-12.pdf and

www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/ondcp/issues-content/medical_marijuana_information_packet.pdf

When we review this information it's beyond disturbing, but to stay disturbed would be a waste of time we literally do not have - especially if we're fighting cancer which half of us are or have already. Those numbers will only increase as the environment of harm we all live within changes by the day and not for the better. As plastic fills our oceans that are already flooded with waste from Nuclear Power and more we all know our time on this planet is limited. The type of crimes against humanity that are being perpetuated by the day across the globe by nations starving their citizens from a plant that heals are preposterous - but they are the reality. Lawsuits seem fruitless, even the WHO's demands regarding CBD are going unanswered in regards to the wish for 100% removal from all nations controlled substances list. Baby steps need to be leaps and bounds as we are destructing the most valuable resource known to mankind - people.




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  • From Janelle Simone

    This article was extremely insightful!

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