Author Archives: Aaron Bouren

Cannabidiol induces a rapid and long-lasting antidepressant effect in rodent model of depression

Cannabidiol induces a rapid and long-lasting antidepressant effect in rodent model of depression

A substance found in cannabis may be a faster-acting antidepressant than conventional medications. A new study, published in the journal Molecular Neurobiology, has found that cannabidiol (CBD) induces sustained antidepressant-like effects in mice. “Depression is a serious mental illness which affect more than 300 million people worldwide, being considered the first cause of disability in many […]

Cannabis Extract Helps Reset Brain Function in Psychosis

Cannabis Extract Helps Reset Brain Function in Psychosis

Summary: A new study reports a single dose of the cannabis extract CBD can help reduce brain function abnormalities in those with psychosis. The findings provide evidence of how cannabidiol acts in the brain to help reduce psychotic symptoms. Source: King’s College London. Research from King’s College London has found that a single dose of […]

Check out Hemp Across Human History in This Timeline

history of hemp

Hemp didn’t just fall out of the sky because Congress re-legalized it in 2018 US Farm Bill this week. Hemp as a fuel, food, fiber—and medicine—remains one of mankind’s oldest, dearest friends. Now it’s set to be a $22 billion US industry. Take a walk with us down through the eons in this timeline of hemp and human […]

Top 10 things you need to know before buying CBD oil

hemp derived CBD oil

CBD Oil has become very popular in the market due to its various health benefits. This is a chemical extracted from the cannabis plant. CBD stands for cannabidiol and has all the benefits of cannabis extract minus the high. The cannabis plant is the source of both CBD Oil as well as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). Though both […]

Extraction Methods: How Are CBD Oils & CBD Isolate Made?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Because CBD carries so many health benefits, the average user needs a controlled form of the product which can be tested, measured, and taken without the ‘high’ effects associated with THC use. This is where extraction comes in. The first step to creating […]

8 things everyone gets wrong about CBD

8 things everyone gets wrong about CBD

The past year has seen a surge of interest in marijuana’s CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabis compound with significant therapeutic properties. Numerous commercial start-ups and internet retailers have jumped on the CBD bandwagon, touting CBD derived from industrial hemp as the next big thing, a miracle oil that can shrink tumors, quell seizures, and ease chronic pain — without making people […]


Farm Bill Update December 2018

In our polarized and paralyzed political system, we are always warning Congress-watchers to tamper expectations of the speed of legislative action. So, imagine our surprise to report that the Senate just passed the Farm Bill with permanent hemp legalization!  By an overwhelming 87-13 vote. The bill is now off to the House, where final passage […]

CBD Extract Guide: Full-Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, & Isolate

Setting out to buy CBD products for the first time can be a confusing process. There are a wide number of terms out there used to sell CBD – full-spectrum, whole plant, extraction method, isolate, broad spectrum… the list goes on. Without the proper education it’s easy to get lost, or worse, buy a product […]

‘Financial cascade’: How the U.S. farm bill could unleash a multi-billion dollar CBD business overnight

'Financial cascade': How the U.S. farm bill could unleash a multi-billion dollar CBD business overnight

In mid-2018, U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell proposed legislation that would remove hemp — the less-exciting, non-psychoactive cousin of the cannabis plant — from the Controlled Substances Act, effectively making it federally legal in the United States. For those following the rapidly growing cannabis industries on both sides of the border, the ramifications could […]

In Kentucky, Farmers Find Hemp May Be More Profitable Than Tobacco

Joe Hickey in Atalo's Kentucky hemp field

Perhaps the most misunderstood agricultural product on the market today, industrial hemp is seeing a surge of growth among U.S. agriculture producers now planting the crop in record numbers, often replacing staples like soy, corn and tobacco. With growing interest from farmers looking for more profitable harvests — and support from power brokers like U.S. Senate […]


CBD for Cancer

A cancer survivor native, [name concealed due to privacy], from British Columbia has a story that most people cannot imagine. In May 2007, the patient had a heart attack and afterward a double bypass surgery. As a result of the surgery, she experienced chronic pain from a maligned sternum and post-sternotomy neuralgia syndrome. The patient […]

High Hopes for Hemp As Farm Bill Could Help Remove Stigma

Farm Bill 2018 Hemp

Climbing the elevation of Colorado, farmer Travis Hergert says the risks of farming here can be high. “There are a lot of really unique challenges in this area as far as elevation growing days climate water and just urban sprawl,” said Hergert. Unique challenges that are forcing some farmers to veer away from tradition farming. […]

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