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Gout is a specific type of inflammatory arthritis which is triggered by abnormal levels of uric acid in the bloodstream. It affects 4% of Americans but many get no relief from conventional pharmaceutical drugs given by their doctors. That could be why some Gout sufferers are turning to CBD instead.
According to Dr. Leah Zachar, “Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG) both have their own unique medical benefits, and when used together, you can get the best of both worlds as well as an interesting entourage effect. Cannabigerol (CBG) is the first cannabinoid produced by the cannabis plant and is referred to as the ‘parent’ of CBD and THC.”
Ever since the “Reefer Madness” movie from the 1930s, claiming cannabis was the root of all evil, some research has suggested that cannabis use in teens can affect the development of the brain. However, new research carried out by Madeline Maier and her colleagues from Arizona State University, is suggesting that this claim isn’t true.
Simplified, CBDa (cannabidiolic acid) is CBD’s precursor. It’s found on the stems, leaves and flowers of certain strains of raw cannabis before any type of heat is applied. In fresh plants – as in, not dried, cured, or heated – the compounds and cannabinoids are found as acids. Heat will break down the CBDa in a process called decarboxylation, when it loses its carboxyl acid group.
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According to Nicola Dowling from the CTA: “Victim of ignorance or savvy profiteer? If you believe Mark Rivers, he didn’t know any better. After reviewing all the information at hand, the more cynical amongst us may suspect he willingly tried to pass off illegal products. Already known to the police for selling Class B synthetic cannabinoids, he continued to sell formerly legal highs long after they were banned.”
As Cuomo explained after signing legislation S.6579A/A.8420, making cannabis possession no longer a criminal offense and expunging some cannabis convicts, “Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing marijuana for far too long, and today we are ending this injustice once and for all.” As of August 28th, the penalty for cannabis possession has been reduced to a fine of $50 to $200 depending on the amount.
The final stages of cannabis legalization are in place in Canada, as cannabis edibles are set to become legal within a few months. However, some provincial authorities, like those in Quebec, are taking a more conservative approaches to legalization efforts by preemptively banning the sale of THC-infused edibles and topicals.