CBD for People

Public and medical interest in cannabidiol (CBD) is growing

As knowledge of the benefits of cannabis and low THC hemp has expanded, so has demand. Coupled with a worldwide wave of changes in regulation, the market is estimated to grow to $31 billion dollars within 3 years. (Brightfield Report).

 

Cannabis and hemp contain over 110 different compounds known as cannabinoids, as well as essential oils called terpenes. Products containing cannabinoids and terpenes have broad therapeutic and lifestyle applications through their interactions with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system.

Plant-based cannabinoids assist the human endocannabinoid system in its role of maintaining balance, or homeostasis throughout the body. Cannabinoid based therapies are being investigated to assist with a wide range of symptoms for pain, anxiety, metabolic and inflammatory disorders.

The usual CBD formulation for ingestion is in combination with a carrier oil; at Freestone Farms we use an organic, non-GMO avocado oil and homogenize it with our small-batch full spectrum extract and a lab grade homogenizer. We pack that into a bottle with a graduated dropper – so you can measure your perfect dose. We also offer the same CBD oil in small, vegan vegetable cellulose capsules. We like to use our dropper bottled oils topically, to cook with or to give to our pets, while enjoying the ease the capsules give us for our daily dose.

 

At Freestone farms, we produce the highest quality, organic, artisanal CBD ensuring you are getting the optimum CBD flower possible.

The usual CBD formulation for ingestion is an oil, but CBD is also sold as an extract, a vaporized liquid and an oil-based capsule. Food, drinks and beauty products are among the many CBD-infused products available online.

At Freestone farms, we produce the highest quality, organic, artisanal CBD ensuring you are getting the optimum CBD flower possible.

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Benefits of CBD

Many different cultures have used the Cannabis plant to treat a plethora of ailments. In ancient China, practitioners targeted malaria, menstrual symptoms, gout, and constipation. During medieval times, cannabis was used for pain, epilepsy, nausea, and vomiting, and in Western medicine it was commonly used as an analgesic.

In the US, physicians prescribed Cannabis sativa for a multitude of illnesses until restrictions were put in place in the 1930s and then they finally stopped using it altogether in 1970, when the federal government listed marijuana as a Schedule I substance, exclaiming it contraband with no medical value. Thanks to the Federal Farm Bill passed first in 2014, then revised again in 2018, hemp is now classified as cannabis containing less than 0.3% THC and to be considered to be legal, separate and exempt from the schedule I designation for cannabis. It is from the flowers of this low-THC cannabis plant that CBD is extracted.

In 2018 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first prescription medication containing CBD to treat two types of epilepsy, a prescription oil called Epidiolex.

More recently, scientists have discovered that the human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulating a variety of functions, including sleep, appetite, pain sensation, and immune system response. The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system.

Research is still inconclusive on whether CBD may help reduce chronic pain by affecting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters.

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Peace of mind, one joint at a time

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CBD in Sports

Some professional athletes (e.g. golfers, rugby players) also appear to be using CBD, despite there being no published studies demonstrating beneficial effects on sport or exercise performance. 

Cannabis has been prohibited in all sports during competition since the World Anti-Doping Agency first assumed the responsibility of establishing and maintaining the list of prohibited substances in sport 15 years ago. In 2018, however, CBD was removed from the Prohibited List, presumably on the basis of mounting scientific evidence that the cannabinoid is safe and well-tolerated in humans, even at very high doses.

There is evidence, although limited, to support the use of CBD pharmacotherapy in certain clinical scenarios. For example, if a patient with chronic pain and their healthcare provider work together through first- and second-line treatment modalities without success, a trial of cannabis or a cannabinoid may be a reasonable next step (PubMed).  

 

Our understanding of the role of CBD in pain management continues to evolve, and evidence from animal studies has shown that CBD exerts its pain-relieving effects through its various interactions with body systems. 

 

Even though there are multiple randomized, controlled clinical trials that show CBD as an effective pharmacotherapy for pain, additional research to support or refute the current evidence is needed to answer the questions that so many healthcare professionals and patients are asking.

CBD in Recovery

In the past decade, there has been an unprecedented spike in opioid use disorder, which has led to more than 300,000 opioid-related deaths in the United States. Opioid use disorder medications such as methadone and buprenorphine (often prescribed in a formulation with naloxone, known by the brand name Suboxone) help reduce opioid use and reduce risk for opioid-involved overdoses. However, methadone and suboxone can be misused or diverted because they can produce euphoria.

 

Consequently, discovering effective alternative medications that can also treat opioid use disorder that circumvent concerns about their psychoactive properties could help more of those affected. To address this problem, scientists are investigating whether CBD, which is thought to be safe and non-addictive, could be useful in the treatment of opioid use disorder

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CBD Use

Without clear FDA guidance, optimal CBD use for anxiety varies from person to person. You may find one method works better for you over another. You can consume CBD in the following forms produced by Freestone Farms:

  • CBD Flowers, which are the dried flowers of our artisanal CBD plants that are typically ignited and smoked or vaporized in a vaporizer.

  • CBD Pre Rolls, our CBD flower perfectly ground and rolled for your convenience in 1 gram, king-sized, organic, virgin hemp prerolled cones from our friends at Just Blaze Hemp.

  • CBD Oils and tinctures, which are made with our own small-batch, full spectrum extract, organic avocado oil in graduated dropper bottles and are applied topically or orally.

  • CBD Capsules, which is our CBD oil packed into a small vegan cellulose pill and taken orally.

  • CBD Gummies, which are chewable, sweet and often fruit-flavored

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