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Now that recreational marijuana use is legal in eight states, more people are finding themselves wondering what the law says about traveling with cannabis. Complicating matters, the TSA has issued somewhat vague guidelines about what is permissible and what isn’t. And most of the confusion has to do with the status, not of dried flower, but of oils and extracts. Take CBD oil, for example, some types of which are legal everywhere. Can you bring CBD oil on planes? For the most part, yes. And here’s why you might want to.   

It seems that CBD is not just an alternative, but also a healthy alternative, which is why so many people are choosing to use CBD products to treat a variety of ailments. That is just one of the findings of the largest survey on CBD (AKA cannabidiol), which not only found out that women were more likely than men to use CBD, but were also likely to drop their traditional medicine, too.

Two recent studies indicate that cannabis could be a valuable tool for fighting the opioid epidemic.

Federal health minister Jane Philpott has described the opioid epidemic as the “greatest public health crisis we face in Canada.” One new study suggests cannabis could be effective in treating opioid addiction through substitution therapy, while another recent study links CBD to the inhibition of opioid rewards in the brain.

Columbia University College of Physicians SurgeonsScientist at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York have published a new study on the potential use of cannabinoids in the treatment of brain cancer. Doctors Ivanov, Wu and Hei at the Center for Radiological Research, have published a study in the oncology journal Oncotarget (2017 May: Abstract) – on the efficacy of using cannabinoids to facilitate the treatment of brain cancer.

When the unthinkable happens to your child, parents will stop at nothing to provide relief. One mother relocated her entire life to provide her son with the medical treatments she knew could save him, despite protest from doctors and terrifying interactions with child protection services. After realizing the benefits cannabis delivered to the young boy, researchers are starting to agree, cannabis might have the power to treat children struggling with cancer.

What is sleep? Contrary to what many might think, sleep is actually a very complex neurological phenomenon.  Although your conscious mind is “turned off”, there are still many thousands of processes that are occurring in your brain, from modulation of your heartbeat and respiratory rate, to the consolidation of memories and skills learned.  In addition, there are different phases of healthy sleep, each of which produces distinct and unique brainwave patterns.