What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a trending ingredient the natural products industry and is the focus of a new area of cannabis research. CBD is one of many cannabinoids, or molecules produced uniquely by the cannabis family. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the primary psychoactive element in marijuana), CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn't have a strong effect on cognitive brain activity and doesn't cause the "high" associated with marijuana. READ MORE

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Demand for CBD products is on an explosive track, so how far is Canada from getting its own CBD burger?

The novelty of adding CBD, or cannabidiol, to foods has infiltrated the fast food world with the debut of a Carl’s Jr. burger topped with a CBD-infused sauce on Apr. 20—the international day for weed. The 4/20 festivities are long over, but the stunt involving the US$4.20 burger—which took place at a single Carl’s Jr. location in Colorado where cannabis, including CBD, has been legal for recreational use since 2014—lives on. READ MORE

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This secretive Seattle startup just raised $5M to infuse its tech into the CBD and cannabis craze

SōRSE has been active for more than three years and has been “under the cover of darkness” for the last two, working hard on science that allows it to convert CBD and THC oils into a water-soluble product that can be infused more seamlessly into beverages, food and topicals. READ MORE

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CBD for Athletes & Sports Recovery

If you are an athlete you know what it is like to push your body through a workout or competition. It is normal to feel a little sore or tired after an intense exercise. But if you want to achieve the best results for your body you also need to focus on how you recover. Regardless of whether you workout a few times a week or compete in a sport at the professional level, proper rest and recovery are important to reaching peak performance and avoiding injury. Recently, athletes have found a new option to help improve their recovery for sports and exercise, CBD. CBD (cannabidiol) is a chemical derived from the cannabis plant. It is safe, legal, doesn’t get you high, and is allowed by leading sports organizations. Plus, many people have found CBD to be a great alternative to Aleve and other over-the-counter drugs for pain and inflammation after a workout.…

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Why You Should Wear Hemp Clothing and Which Brands to Shop

With the legalization of marijuana has come an explosion in cannabis-related products. With all the justifiable hype around recreational pot and medicinal CBD, a very important cannabis byproduct has been largely overlooked. We’re talking, of course, about hemp. READ MORE

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