Hemp as Medicine – CBD oil is not just for people, but pets, too!

The use of Hemp as Medicine is becoming more common all the time, and it’s not just used to treat people. Pet owners have found that CBD oil can help their pets, too.

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Pet owner Roxy Ellis, from B.C., has a chihuahua, Bitsy, with several health issues, including a neurological condition and liver disease. It was when Bitsy began having seizures two years ago that Ellis decided to give Cannabidiol (CBD) oil a try.

CBD oil is derived from hemp plants. It is a chemical component that is non-psychoactive, and has immense healing properties. CBD oil is commonly used to treat chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. But probably the most important condition it can help with is seizures.

Ellis was pleased with the results of the CBD treatment for her dog, Bitsy, and she also takes CBD oil herself, to help ease the long-term chronic pain she has from a car accident many years ago.

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Hemp as Medicine – Scotland ready to cash in on medicinal cannabis industry

Validation from a worldwide health company that Hemp as Medicine is bona fide, means that Scotland is ready to set a large scale hemp industry in motion.

Research has confirmed that Cannabidiol (CBD) can be used to treat, or relieve, a number of health conditions and illnesses, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and arthritis, to name just a few. A World Health Organisation recently reported that CBD oils may very likely help treat Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, pain, anxiety, depression and even cancer.

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With this CDB validation from the World Health Organisation, cannabis oil producers in Scotland hope to see a boon in the local industry, which has 250,000 members to date.

Scottish farmers are gaining interest in the idea of large-scale hemp farming for the purpose of producing medicinal hemp oil.

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Hemp as Medicine – NZ government proposes greater access to medicinal cannabis

A New Zealand company producing Hemp as Medicine is pleased about the government’s decision to allow expansion of the industry, and increased accessibility.

The proposed Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill presented this week, is in favour of increasing New Zealand’s domestic hemp industry and making medicinal cannabis products more available.

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Manu Caddie of Hikurangi Hemp, remarks on how this will benefit those who use medicinal cannabis as treatment, as it will make the product more affordable, available, and also, with the safety verification from doctors, will ensure a better quality of product.

Hikurangi Hemp already grows and produces hemp for medicinal research purposes. The new legislation will grant permission for cannabinoids to be extracted from hemp plants grown in New Zealand, and then processed into medicine that can be sold both domestically and globally. 

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Hemp as Medicine – A Dallas mother and child create a CBD legacy

The story of Penny Howard and her daughter is a heartwarming tale about their advocacy of Hemp as Medicine, and the impact it had on their life and others.

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Dallas mother, Penny Howard, lost her daughter at age 5 to CDKL5 epilepsy, a very rare disorder. Her daughter, Harper, died in January 2016, but her short life has made a big difference to others suffering from rare diseases.

Howard is pleased that she has been able to give her daughter a legacy, and to bring meaning to her life.

Before discovering cannabidiol oil, (CBD), Howard’s daughter lived an almost unconscious life, unaware and unresponsive to her surroundings. After taking CBD oil, Harper began to make eye contact and shortly afterwards, she began to speak. Her quality of life greatly improved with the ability to communicate, even in a limited way.

Together, Howard and her daughter raised awareness about medical cannabis, and through their advocacy, helped to see medical cannabis legalised in Paraguay, Colombia and Brazil.

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Hemp as Medicine – Man loses job over CBD oil

John Dress, a Tennessee aircraft technician, found that what can be good for you can also have its pitfalls – using Hemp as Medicine certainly did.

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After a trip to the optometrist, Dress found that he had a cancer that very few know about, ocular melanoma. This type of cancer affects very few people in the U.S. Dress researched cures and treatments on his own, and discovered cannabidiol, or CBD oil.

Industrial hemp and its derivatives are legal in Tennessee but, as John learned the hard way, legalisation is not on the federal level. John’s job was to look after helicopters at Fort Campbell and, after a routine workplace drug test, he is now battling cancer and unemployment.

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Hemp as Medicine – New research shows that bees can collect cannabidiol from industrial hemp plants

Nick French, owner of Colorado Hemp Honey, uses Hemp as Medicine combined with the healing properties of honey and essential oils, to make his limited batches of hemp honey.

French has been researching new and innovative ways to advance both the beekeeping and industrial hemp industries. Hemp extracts can be used as alternative treatment for pain relief and anxiety, but the process of extraction is lengthy and complex. This led French to wonder if there is a simpler, more natural way to obtain the healing properties, (cannabinoids), from hemp.

First, he wanted to find out if bees would naturally extract the cannabinoids (CBD) from industrial hemp, and integrate them into their honey production. This research project concluded that hemp doesn’t have the nectar needed by the bees.

However, the research project led to the amazing discovery that bees can be spurred to collect the healing hemp resins, which they then store in their hives and use to make propolis (bee glue).

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In conclusion, bees can extract the cannabinoids from hemp much more efficiently and economically than our mechanical alternatives.

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Hemp as Medicine – A miraculous tale of how a fatally-ill dog was saved by cannabis oil

Hemp as Medicine should not be reserved for humans – pets can also benefit from the medicinal oil derived from the cannabis plant.

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Last fall, the loving owners of Muttley, a 12 year-old American staffordshire terrier cross, received the sad news that he wasn’t going to survive the cancer he’d been diagnosed with earlier in the year. After several doses of chemo and surgeries, Muttley was still far from the road to recovery.

Muttley became apathetic and sluggish, sleeping ninety percent of the day, and lost all interest in outdoor activities. He became very ill and lost ten kilos.

Realising nothing more could be done, owners Tim and Tina began preparing for the loss of their beloved pet. At this time, their vet suggested treating Muttley with medicinal cannabis oil to help ease the pain and discomfort. Although doubtful that it would help, they decided it was worth a try, and started giving him a low-dose medicinal hemp oil. The change in Muttley was miraculous.

He gained back the weight he’d lost, was no longer in pain, and returned to his energetic self… with a boosted appetite!

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Hemp as Medicine – The FDA is cracking down on CBD producers and retailers

The hemp industry in North Dakota is thriving, but legalities are making it difficult for those wanting to cash in on Hemp as Medicine.

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Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the hemp plants’ most promising components. It is non-psychoactive, and is an invaluable treatment for people who suffer from severe seizures and anxiety.

The trouble is, CBD is classified as a Schedule I substance under the laws of the Drug Enforcement Agency, and CBD products have been confiscated from retailers in Bismarck and Watford City, as well as in Kentucky, Alaska, and Texas. Some shopkeepers have even had federal charges against them.

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Hemp as Medicine – Young cannabis oil user will tell his story at Sydney hemp expo

This weekend at Sydney, Australia’s hemp expo, Ben Oakley of Towradgi will speak about his experience of Hemp as Medicine, and how it has benefited his life. Oakley has been using a cannabis oil treatment for his life-threatening condition.

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The treatment has been given to him, free of charge, by Jenny Hallam of Adelaide, and she will also be one of the speakers at the Hemp, Health & Innovation Expo and Symposium at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney.

Ben and his father are dedicated to supporting Hallam in the legal case against her, for the possession and manufacturing of what is still considered to be a controlled drug.

So far, Oakley has had no choice but to obtain the cannabis oil illegally. Twenty-year old Oakley uses the oil to help with the chronic pain effect caused by his condition, stiff person syndrome.

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Hemp as Medicine – Thanks to CBD a little girl celebrates her 4th birthday

A species of the cannabis plant proves, yet again, that there is immense value in Hemp as Medicine.

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On May 20th, the family of a little girl in Ramona, California, celebrated a miracle – the little girl turned four. Sadie Higuera was born with Schinzel-Giedion Syndrome, a very rare hereditary disorder. Her life expectancy was not more than two years.

Sadie started attending a special needs preschool in Ramona Elementary last year, and her parents, Brian and Damaris Higuera, are pleased to report that she is doing really well. She has become more observant and responsive, especially to music.

Sadie’s parents give credit to medicinal cannabis for her health progress. Conventional medicine prescribed by doctors would often cause setbacks and worsen her condition. But then they tried cannabidiol hemp oil (CBD). Her tumours disappeared and the severe seizures stopped.

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