Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction

(CNN)Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead […]

Study: With CBD, 80% of Children With Autism Saw Improvement

Israeli researchers have found more compelling evidence that medical cannabis is an effective therapy for children on the autism spectrum. In this soon-to-be-published study in the journal Neurology, researchers treated autistic children with high concentrations of CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Conditions in 80% of the children improved. Alternatively, the children […]

The Amazing World of Hemp: Hempcrete – the Most Sustainable Building Material on Earth

Building materials, textiles, and plastics, in this 3-part series, we’ll explore some of the ways hemp is set to change the world. Concrete, steel, and wood pale in comparison as a sustainable building material to the plant known to grow like a weed — hemp. With construction consuming a whopping 40% of the world’s global […]

What moms need to know about CBD

You can drizzle it in your coffee, chew an infused candy or swallow a soft gel capsule. CBD is a cannabis compound that is gaining mainstream popularity and national store chains are planning to stock CBD in addition to their vitamins. But what IS CBD? What does it help with? What’s the science behind it—and […]

Idaho Scientists Develop First CBD Infused Potato

You asked for it, Idaho delivered. CBD Potatoes! The Idaho based J.R. Simplot Company has announced the successful production of the first ever CBD Potato. “This is truly groundbreaking,” said Carl Burbank, Head Scientist of Research at Simplot. “These potatoes are generally easy to grow, they’re quick to mature, and they taste great.” The potato, […]

Levi’s found a way to make hemp feel like cotton, and it could have big implications for your wardrobe

With the legalization of hemp in the United States last December, the industry has been exploding: Reports and Data estimates it’ll be worth $13.03 billion by 2026. While you’ve probably noticed hemp-derived CBD products everywhere, hemp also has major implications for sustainable clothing — and denim icon Levi Strauss & Co. has made significant progress […]

Iowa governor signs law enabling industrial hemp production

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that allows Iowa farmers to legally grow industrial hemp. The Iowa Hemp Act passed the Legislature with overwhelming support last month. The bill Reynolds signed Monday allows licensed growers to cultivate the crop on up to 40 acres. First, however, the Iowa […]

If you sell CBD oils, waters, creams, or edibles, you know that it’s not the same as selling marijuana or marijuana edibles. But that doesn’t mean you won’t run into difficulties finding a credit card processor.

CBD products that make “unsubstantiated” health claims, in particular, may have fewer options when it comes to credit card processing. Let’s take a look at finding a CBD merchant account for your business. How is CBD Different than Marijuana? Cannabidiol, or CBD, doesn’t get the user high. That’s an important distinction for many of its […]