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      The Evolution of CBD

      The Evolution of CBD

      CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound that’s present in the hemp plant. For years, there has been a stigma surrounding CBD, but as more research is done, that stigma is beginning to dissipate. There's a lot of interest in CBD today, and many scientists feel CBD is worth deeper scrutiny as a medicinal drug. There are several types of CBD that are worth mentioning: Full-Spectrum CBD Full-spectrum CBD includes additional cannabinoids in its harvesting and production. Besides straight CBD and other cannabinoids, this derivation typically includes "healthy" fats such as omega-3 and omega-6. It may also contain vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, iron,...

      CBD for Dravet Syndrome? | A 2017 Study by the New England Journal of Medicine

      CBD for Dravet Syndrome? | A 2017 Study by the New England Journal of Medicine

      Dravet syndrome, previously known as severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI), is a severe form of epilepsy that typically develops around 6 months of age. Starting with frequent febrile seizures which are fever-related, seizures can be triggered by body temperature changes, flashing lights, emotional stress or excitement. As the disease progresses, the patient may develop myoclonic seizures, characterized by involuntary muscle spasms, and status epilepticus, a state of continuous seizure that lasts longer than 30 minutes and requires emergency care. The high frequency of seizures caused by the syndrome commonly causes children to have trouble developing language and motor skills....