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Who Is Using CBD and Why

Who Is Using CBD and Why?

A recent and interesting report provides a cross-sectional snapshot of people who use cannabidiol or CBD for various reasons. It appears that almost 62% of participants in the study use CBD for very specific and targeted health issues including pain, anxiety, depression and sleep difficulties. When it came to describing how CBD helped with these conditions, 36% of respondents reported that CBD helped very well by itself. A little over 4% indicated CBD did not help much. It was also...

Compassion, Happiness and Brain Health

Compassion, Happiness and Brain Health

Scientists and spiritual leaders both agree that compassion is the key to less stress and happiness, especially as we age. Some stress, of course, is necessary to motivate action and pursue goals. Too much stress, on the other hand, can have negative consequences on physical, emotional and even brain health. The spiritual leader Dalai Lama says that “We are a social species and our happiness is defined by our relationship with others”. It is important to avoid feelings like anger...

George Washington – Hemp Farmer

George Washington – Hemp Farmer

Many people are not aware that one of the Founding Fathers and the first president of the United States was a successful hemp farmer. It’s true! For most of his life, George Washington grew vast fields of hemp on his property at Mount Vernon, Virginia. Most of it was used industrially for ropes and sails. The fine fibers of the hemp plant were also spun into thread and made into clothing. George Washington was also an avid fisherman and he...