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Synthetic Cannabinoids - A Quick Review

Synthetic Cannabinoids: A Quick Review

While cannabinoids exist in nature as well as our bodies, scientists have created synthetic versions which are being used all over the world for a variety of health conditions. Currently there are four: Sativex, Epidiolex, Dronabinol, and Nabilone. Let’s take a quick look at each one. Sativex is approved in 24 countries, but not in the United States. It is a cannabis-based medicine with a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD. It is prescribed for the management of difficult multiple...

Hemp and Ancient Egypt

Hemp has an interesting history in many ancient cultures. From China to Rome and India, hemp played an important role in religion, manufacturing and medicine, and ancient Egypt is no exception. As a matter of fact, Egyptologists provide a great deal of evidence that the ancient Egyptians loved their hemp. Approximately 300 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, the Egyptians were using hemp in the production of paper, rope and clothing. They also used it to make linens and...

William Brooke O’Shaughnessy

Who Was William Brooke O’Shaughnessy

If you are interested in CBD and live in the Western hemisphere, credit must be given to the Irish doctor who re-introduced cannabis to the modern world. Not only did he discover medicinal uses of the plant while he was working in a hospital in Calcutta, India, he invented a treatment for cholera and made significant advances in telegraphy, electricity and underwater engineering. At the youthful age of 24, O’Shaughnessy graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and set off...