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CBD Applications for Depression



While most health afflictions result in sufferers feeling bad in some way, there is only one that is the embodiment of “feeling bad”: depression. Even those with debilitating illnesses can find reason for hope. But those suffering from depression deal with a condition that, at its core, is defined primarily by the absence of the capacity to experience hope.

In many ways, for this reason, it can be seen as the worst disease of all. This is all the more true by virtue of the fact that, for many, there is no cure and no real treatment that truly alleviates the worst of its symptoms.

However, new data is emerging that suggests CBD may offer a new path forward as we battle with this terrible affliction as a society. We will take a closer look at the situation below.

The Standard Approach

For most people suffering from depression, they are initially put on some sort of anti-depressant by a psychiatrist or doctor. That begins a wait and see period with the idea that more drastic steps will be engaged if that doesn’t help.

But, for many, that doesn’t do it. And subsequent treatments don’t move the needle much from there either.

However, the bigger point is this: even for those who find some help masking the symptoms with a drug, they are only getting a temporary escape without treating the underlying cause of the condition. This further introduces the concept of dependency and even addiction.

In short, anti-depressants are often highly addictive. Withdrawal symptoms when discontinued incorporate discombobulation, migraine, nausea and mental trips. Recent studies additionally propose a high rate of suicide while utilizing anti-depressants. You likewise need to take after a strict organization plan, and wrong dosages may cause sickness and unfavorable reactions.

Depression and the Benefits of CBD

Research on CBD as a treatment pathway has been heating up in recent years. We have witnessed some clear successes when applied to many different health conditions, with depression one of the latest additions to this list.

OBX mice – mice surgically changed to work as valid test subjects for this type of study – have been subjected to studies testing the impact of CBD on depression-like neurochemistry.

The results demonstrated a rapid bout of progress. Watching the mice 30 minutes after treatment with CBD showed a recognizable reduction in hyperactivity, which can be taken as a possible indication of a lessening of depression in people.

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of around 70 active ingredients found in Cannabis. However, dissimilar to THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is another active element of Cannabis and is a psychoactive substance, CBD is not psychoactive by any means. It has been demonstrated that CBD can actually balance the psychoactive nature of THC.

It has likewise been discovered useful in the treatment of depression. In addition, it is not addictive and seems to work faster than standard antidepressant drugs without the same level of side effects.

Concluding Thoughts

Perhaps most importantly, there is nothing to lose in trying CBD for depression. It has no habit-forming properties, won’t get you “stoned”, and doesn’t really carry any material risk of side-effects.

Naturally, as with any healthcare treatment choice, if you are pregnant or have any other serious disease, you should always consult a licensed physician to make sure CBD is right for your individual situation.

While CBD is fully legal across the US, there may be different laws in your local province or region of the world, and you should become familiar with how they apply to you.

Hopefully, as the evidence continues to pile up in favor of CBD, more research will ratify its utility as an effective option for those suffering from depression.


CannTrust Holdings Inc (NYSE:CTST) Penetrates Into The United States After Investing $20 Million



CannTrust Holdings Inc (NYSE:CTST), a Canadian company that produces and sells medical and recreational marijuana has announced the expansion of its business into the United States.

The Canadian firm revealed that it signed a Letter of Intent through which it will start working with Elk Grove Farming Company, LLC to access more than 3,000 hemp production acres in California. The two companies struck a joint partnership that will allow CannTrust to secure a footing in the California market which is one of the biggest cannabis markets in the U.S.

“This agreement represents another bold move for CannTrust. Our U.S. operation is expected to deliver a significant increase in low-cost production capacity,” stated CannTrust CEO Peter Aceto.

CannTrust is financially ready to tap into the U.S market

The CannTrust CEO also noted that the company will take advantage of its experience in the formulation of standardized CBD products as part of its strategy to enter the U.S market. Mr. Aceto also revealed that his company’s successful equity offering provided enough financial muscle to fuel its ambitious expansion plans.

CannTrust aims to be among the leading and trusted suppliers of high-quality, standardized CBD formulations derived from hemp. The company believes that there will be an increasing demand for high-grade CBD formulations from international retailers. It therefore makes sense to invest in processes that will add value to the end product such as genetic studies and expert growing practices to achieve the highest safety and quality standards.

Elk Grove and CannTrust will each have 50% ownership in their joint operations. Elk Grove is an ideal partner for the endeavor because it has years of farming experience in a variety of products. Its focus includes products designed for crop protection, supply, and input. Its operations are distributed across California, which means that the groundwork has already been laid for the partnership. It will thus be easier for the CannTrust to penetrate into the California market.

Elk Grove executive Morgan Houchin stated that his company was excited about the partnership with CannTrust. He added that his firm’s experience in farming operations will be a great combination with CannTrust’s experience in creating class-leading formulations.

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Rocky Mountain High Brands Inc (OTCMKTS:RMHB) Strikes Broker Deal With Carlin Group



Lifestyle brand management firm Rocky Mountain High Brands Inc (OTCMKTS:RMHB) announced on Wednesday that it secured a broker deal with Carlin Group for its products in the retail space.

The broker agreement will allow Carlin to represent RMHB’s CBD-infused drinks through the HEMPd brand. It will also represent beverages infused with Hempseed extract under RMHB brands. The deal will also cover CBD-infused wellness products such as lotions, water-soluble solutions, capsules, gummies and tinctures as part of the HEMPd brand. Spirit Water will also be covered under the agreement.

The RMHB-Carlin broker deal covers multiple states. They include Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to have our entire product line represented by Carlin Group,” stated RMHB CEO Michael Welch.

The Carlin broker deal will boost RMHB’s exposure

Welch noted that the broker deal will strategically allow RMHB to leverage optimal exposure to mass marketers, grocery store chains, convenient stores, major retailers and other types of outlets. The company would not have managed to reach such a wide range of outlets cost-effectively without a broker deal.

The RMHB CEO also added that his company and Carlin will maintain a close collaboration so that they can facilitate retail availability of RMHB products. Welch also revealed that RMHB reviewed numerous other retail introduction options. This was before settling on Carlin which the company believes is the best-suited brand to rapidly get its products onto retail shelves.

Carlin Group’s Managing Director Albert Vergilio noted in a statement that his company was excited to host RMHB and the CBD-based products that are part of its HEMPd brand in Carlin’s new CBD division. He also added that it is part of investing in the future of CBD considering the fast-tracked popularity of CBD products, and the regulations that govern them.

Carlin’s sales team will undergo some training to get them acquainted with RMBH’s products. The sales team will then hold meetings with corporate customers as part of the retail rollout of the products. Sales that will be part of the broker deal are expected to kick off in Q3.

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Wildflower Brands Inc (OTCMKTS:WLDFF) Establishes Footprint Across The US With PO For Hemp CBD Products From Dillard’s Department Stores And Eyes Markets In Texas And Florida



Wildflower Brands Inc (OTCMKTS:WLDFF) has announced establishing a nationwide presence with a PO from Dillard’s Department store. The company has fulfilled the PO received from Dillard.

Hemp CBD products in 292 locations

Dillard’s department store will showcase the premium hemp CBD products of Wildflower in its 292 locations across the US. With its best practices and transparency, Wildflower is eyeing the key markets in Texas and Florida. The company will educate the customers in these regions about salable products. Wildflower has received subsequent orders from Dillard’s and is fulfilling the requirements.

Chief Executive Officer of Wildflower, William Maclean said the supply of CBD infused products to Dillard’s Department stores doubles the existing retail locations in the nation. The company aims to capitalize on its brand to become a household name. It will improve loyalty building because of the reputation and respect of Dillard’s as a retailer. Wildflower aims to provide health and wellness benefits of its CBD infused products to the customers in the US through Dillard’s.

Signs a deal with Highmark Interactive

Wildflower has signed a deal to use EQ – Brain Tracking, mobile software of Highmark Interactive, in the clinical research to study the functional neurological and cognitive effects of CBD. The company aims to get meaningful results and data that help to understand the functional and cognitive neurological properties of the cannabinoids.

William said the company would collect testimonials from the customers on its products that provide the health and wellness needs using plant-based solutions. The company will strive to improve the products, and the research helps it to reach that goal and growth with continued investments.

Acquires City Cannabis Corp

Wildflower has signed an LOI on April 3, 2019, to take over City Cannabis Corp. The company will issue its 60 million common shares for the takeover. The companies will complete the acquisition on receiving advice from corporate, tax, and securities law departments.

The cannabis retailer City Cannabis holds two licenses in the City of Vancouver to market cannabis. It is generating profits through operating dispensaries in Vancouver. The acquisition helps Wildflower to expand retail footprint using the expertise of City Cannabis.

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