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This Week in Review: Facebook Lawsuit, CBD for Addicts, Beginner Strains, Warnings from a Veterinarian and more

Written by Alexandra Hicks
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Aside from all the newsworthy cannabis-related stories that happened this past week, we here at CBD Testers have some exciting news of our own:

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The CBD Testers Weekly Review

Now back to our CBD Testers Weekly Review, a little bit of important news from each sector for anyone who’s looking for some well-rounded information about what’s going on in cannabis industry.

BUSINESS: Oregon cannabis export bill on its way to becoming law

oregon cannabis export

Oregon is set to become the first state to allow cannabis exports across state lines, should Bill 582 pass a final vote. It already passed the senate with a vote of 19-9, which included 2 republicans supporting the motion. It was anticipated that the senate vote would be this bill’s biggest hurdle and now it should be smooth sailing as it’s on its way to becoming law. Click here to read the full story.  

BUSINESS: Facebook is finally getting sued for targeting cannabis businesses

facebook sued cannabis

Facebook is finally getting sued after years of repressive policies that unfairly target legal cannabis businesses and associated accounts. Although representatives of the social media network said they would update their policies months ago, they continued to delete accounts that even so much as mentioned cannabis products… and one business owner finally had enough. Click here to read the full story.

BUSINESS: How does big pharma feel about losing over $18 billion dollars to cannabis?

big pharma cannabis

Modern medicine has accomplished some extraordinary feats, from the discovery of penicillin to lifesaving surgical procedures. But these days, it often seems like the pharmaceutical industry is more concerned about their bottom line than the health of society. That said, imagine how they feel about the possibility of losing $18 billion or more to medical cannabis, a completely natural remedy. Click here to read the full story.  

HEALTH: New study finds CBD helps opioid addicts with anxiety and cravings

cbd opioid anxiety

In the United States, an average of 130 individuals die every single day from opioid overdose; that’s over 47,000 people! Needless to say, a solution needs to be found, and fast. A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial that was just published last week shines some light on how CBD can be used to help opioid addicts control depression and anxiety related to cravings. Click here to read the full story.

HEALTH: Can CBD be a possible treatment for arthritis?

cbd arthritis

Just in the United States, an estimated 91 million people suffer from arthritis, which is a condition marked by inflammation in the joints. CBD is growing in popularity as an effective method of alleviating chronic pain conditions. Now, sufferers of arthritis are also turning to this natural medicine as a way to alleviate their painful symptoms. So how exactly does cannabidiol help? Click here to read the full story.

RECREATIONAL: The truth about buying cannabis in the U.K. 

cannabis uk

Although the U.K. government is conservative when it comes recreational cannabis, regular citizens are rather liberal for the most part. Cannabis is technically illegal in the U.K. and can carry penalties such as fines, criminal records, and jail time, but it’s used with increasing prevalence. So how exactly does one procure cannabis in the U.K.? It’s much simpler and more modernized than one might think. Click here to read the full story.

RECREATIONAL: 5 best cannabis strains for beginners revealed

Back in the 60s and 70s, good cannabis was often hard to come by. Now in 2019, you can find so many strain options it’ll make your spin. You can find different flavors, indicas, sativas, and hybrids, and what’s possibly best of all, you can find strains that are bred to have especially high levels of THC or CBD – many of which are quite potent. But fear not, you can also find many strains that are just right for beginners or novice users. Click here to read the full story.

LIFESTYLE: Top CBD brands everyone should try

cbd brands

CBD is being used to treat or heal virtually everything these days. It’s thought to be an effective remedy for anxiety, acne, arthritis, high cholesterol, stress, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, inflammation and more. While this is great news, it also means there are many businesses trying to get their piece of the proverbial pie. So what are some of the best and most reputable companies? Click here to read the full story.

LIFESTYLE: 6 delicious ways to add hemp into your diet

hemp diet

If you thought hemp could only be used to make things like rope and paper, well, think again. Hemp seeds just so happen to be a powerful superfood that can work wonders for your regular diet. A short list of the benefits includes a diverse vitamin and mineral profile, a good ratio of Omegas 3 and 6, and they contain all 20 amino acids – they’re basically the perfect, plant-based protein. Click here to read the full story.

PETS: Florida vet warns dog owners about potential CBD risks

cbd pets risks

As CBD becomes used with more frequency to treat things like anxiety, pain, and insomnia, people are often looking into the option of giving it to their furry friends as well. It makes sense, considering all mammals have an endocannabinoid system. However, one Florida veterinarian warns against the trend, citing minimal research and potential health risks. Click here to read the full story.

PETS: The CBD pet market continues to grow

cbd pet market

The CBD market has grown exponentially in recent month, ballooning to a size many people never expected. What’s also surprising to many is that cannabidiol products aren’t exclusive to humans. An increasing number of people are giving CBD treats, oil and supplements to their pets – especially dogs. This particular sector is expected to be huge within the next few years. Click here to read the full story.

DEALS: Joy Organics Summer Sale! Going On Through Memorial Day

memorial day

Memorial day is tomorrow and for many people, it’s the unofficial start of summer. Whether you’re into hiking, surfing, biking, or whatever you prefer, it’s likely you’ll be spending quite a bit of time outside in the elements – which can eventually take its toll. What better way to make sure you feel your best than to utilize some top-notch CBD products? Don’t miss out on the summer sale from Joy Organics, ending tomorrow. Click here to read the full story.

 

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About the author

Alexandra Hicks

Alexandra is the managing editor at CBD Testers. She has always been interested in alternative and natural remedies, and the versatility of cannabis as a healing plant is something that greatly appeals to her. It's for this reason that she decided to work as a cannabis industry journalist and editor, to help spread accurate information about the benefits of this plant.

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