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Study Finds that Cannabinoids Are Effective at Reducing Dental Plaque Bacteria

According to a new study published in the journal Cureus, cannabinoids possess more potent anti-bacterial activity than commercially marketed oral care products in the treatment of dental plaque. The study is titled Comparison of efficacy of cannabinoids versus commercial oral care products in reducing bacterial content from dental plaque: A preliminary observation.

For the study researchers compared the efficacy of oral care products and cannabinoids (cannabidiol, cannabichromene, cannabinol, and cannabigerol) in reducing the bacterial content of dental plaques. Plaque samples were collected from human subjects and incubated in a petri dish.

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Expert answers: can cannabis and CBD affect coronavirus?

In this article, integrative medicine expert, Dr Dani Gordon, answers peoples’ question of whether cannabis and CBD can affect contracting or recovering from COVID-19, or coronavirus.

The biggest question I’m getting asked is around how CBD and medical cannabis may affect contracting or recovering from coronavirus, and about what else we can do to stay well.

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Research Suggests CBD is More Than a Fad

A new analysis from Babylon Health shows cannabidiol (CBD) has a high ratio of Instagram posts to academic research articles, suggesting the compound may be more than just a fad.

The London-based remote healthcare provider analyzed the disparity between the number of Instagram posts tagged with its hashtag—for example, #CleanBeauty—to the number of Google Scholar articles about the subject.

Out of ten hashtags analyzed under the “Wellness” category, #CBD was the third-most tagged on Instagram with more than 8 million posts, following behind #Mindfulness with 15.7 million posts and #Meditation with 27.6 million posts.

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Does Marijuana Work Better Than Sleeping Pills For Insomnia?

If you’re not currently receiving any treatment for insomnia, or if your current treatment isn’t enhancing the duration and quality of your sleep, you may want to give cannabis a try.

Ask any CBD or THC supplier and one of the main referrals for their product is sleep disorders. Known to be a natural sleep aid, cannabis and CBD oil has been proven to assist with insomnia and better sleep.  

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Educating older adults about CBD. What you need to know

As a 60-year-old senior who has used cannabis for 44 years, Karen Watts Nauman of Comfortably Numb CBD has always believed in the medicinal healing of this plant medicine. However, she admits her fellow senior consumers lack an understanding of the full medicinal benefits of cannabis and hemp.

“My generation just got whatever weed we could get and didn’t know anything about the science.”

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What Does Marijuana Do To Your Immune System?

Cannabinoids are immune-modulators, which means that they alter our immune system in different ways, but what does it really mean?

Cannabis is a plant that can have myriad effects on our bodies, depending on our mood or the strain that’s consumed. Cannabinoids are immune-modulators, meaning that they exert some kind of influence in our immune systems. This has been a topic of interest for a lot of physicians, but what does it mean?

Results from studies provide several explanations:

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Doctors in Canada, U.S. turn to technology to prescribe weed from a distance

The coronavirus has doctors on both sides of the border phoning it in.

Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced Saturday that patients can now use video and phone services to consult with doctors, an isolation-friendly measure the agency has been reluctant to implement in the past.

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The Coronavirus & CBD: Navigating Shifts in Consumer Behavior

Aggressive health measures to stem the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 are changing everything, including the operation of CBD businesses.  And if there’s one thing CBD business owners are accustomed to, it’s change.

Dramatic shifts in in-store and online shopping patterns are palpable and have the potential to become permanent as consumers adjust to public health demands to go out less and shop online more. 

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Canadian Border Closure Effect On Cannabis Companies

As the Covid 19 quarantine measure continue, President Trump tweeted, “We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our northern border with Canada.” He said trade would not be affected. However, many cannabis companies have operations in both countries.

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