CBD Science continues to be furthered. It’s tempting to think of cannabidiol as an herbal panacea. Further, it’s being touted as a potential treatment for several common ailments. This includes, asthma, obesity, drug addiction, acne, Alzheimer’s, migraines, PTSD and insomnia, just to name a few.
Scientific research into CBD’s healthful properties has largely been stifled in the United States. Until recently, that is. As such, much of the evidence is:
- Historical, i.e., “Napoleon’s troops probably used it!”
- Anecdotal, i.e., “My aunt swears by it!” Or,
- Based on lab studies of animals. The rat was unavailable for comment.
Accordingly, CBD Science is coming to fruition. In June 2018, a decision was made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consequently this approves a cannabis-derived drug called Epidiolex. It treats certain forms of epilepsy. This is a positive sign that barriers to cannabis research may continue to be lifted.
Consider, 30 states plus the District of Columbia have approved some form of medical cannabis. The need for answers and more CBD science research is obvious.
We know that cannabidiol is a key component in the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis. Claims exist stating CBD topicals can help with dandruff, athlete’s foot and everything in between.
A growing body of research suggests exploring the anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-cancer, anti-you-name-it properties of CBD. There are few definitive results yet. However, there are hundreds of CBD products trying to answer people’s urgent health needs. This has a way of putting public demand ahead of the research curve.
How might it help you? Here are just a few of the applications that show promise.
CBD Science and Convulsive Disorders
First, the medical journal Epilepsia notes cannabis being used to treat epilepsy for centuries. As research continues, patients are using CBD to limit or eliminate seizures. Consequently, this has been seen in numerous reports, most famously CNN’s docu-series Weed.
CBD Research and Cancer
Secondly, some of the strongest support for medical applications of cannabis comes from cancer research. In The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s 2017 review, 10,000 scientific abstracts gained consideration. In summary, cannabinoids are helping cancer patients deal with pain, general wasting and the nausea and vomiting that come with chemotherapy. This is according to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Other studies suggest CBD and other cannabinoids may also play a role in limiting tumor growth.
Academic CBD and Acne
Third, a study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation cites positive notes about CBD and acne. They claim its effectiveness in corralling over productive sebaceous glands, and limiting the inflammation that causes “acne vulgaris.”
CBD Potential and Anxiety
In a review published in the Neurotherapeutics journal, researchers said there is “considerable potential” for CBD as a balm. This would be for a wide range of anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive behaviors and panic disorders.
CBD Science and Addiction
Surprisingly, another Neurotherapeutics study makes the case for using CBD to limit “drug-seeking behaviors.”
This is ironic. How many times have you heard the term “gateway drug” as it relates to cannabis? It is now being thought of as an “exit drug.”
CBD and Smoking Cessation
An Addictive Behavior study showed that tapping a CBD inhaler decreased the number of cigarettes users smoked by 40 percent.
CBD and Pain
The Journal of Experimental Medicine reported that CBD therapy soothed both chronic inflammatory and neurophathic (nerve) pain. It’s important to note it was a rat study. Incidentally, rats have feelings, too.
CBD Science quirk
The Entourage Effect enhances the effects of cannabis. If you want the whole effect, you may need the whole plant.
In conclusion, based on current and future findings, there may be a wave of CBD-related therapies coming soon. Given the limits of current CBD science, you’ll have to be your own research scientist and lab rat. However, it beats waiting for the next issue of Neurotherapeutics to hit your mailbox.
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We are an industry-leading cannabis brand, known for its pure, potent THC concentrate products. Why did we decide to branch into the CBD market?
We’ve spent five years building our THC product line. It wasn’t a difficult decision to bring The Clear into the cannabidiol, or CBD marketplace.
The Clear already holds a significant percentage of the vape cartridge market in the cannabis concentrates industry. But, CBD products give us even more options and flexibility. That’s what is fueling our expansion into America’s robust CBD market.
First, clinical data on the positive effects of CBD on various medical conditions continue to roll in. In December 2018, the World Health Organization issued an important report stating CBD is not harmful. The report also claims that it has health benefits and does not have abuse potential, among other findings. There have been years of anecdotal evidence supporting these claims. It’s promising for us to have important reports like this being published at this point in time.
The Legality of it All
Second, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, is beginning to open the door to cannabidiol products. Recently, GW Pharma was approve to create an advisory panel in April. This panel unanimously voted in favor of approving a cannabis-derived CBD medication. Epidiolex is for treatment of certain forms of epilepsy.
Third, more states are legalizing cannabis in various forms. Low-THC or CBD-only laws have been enacted in at least 15 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Senate, meanwhile, has fast-tracked Sen. Mitch McConnell’s bill that would nationally legalize hemp, which would vastly improve the domestic economics of hemp-derived CBD. Awareness of CBD products and their benefits will only continue to grow. More people are encountering legalized medical marijuana, medical hemp and patients using these products.
Modern cannabis is consumed in a number of different ways, including edibles and tinctures. Non-smokable cannabis products are a key component of state medical marijuana laws. Particularly in places like Minnesota, Texas, Florida and New York.
Vaporized cannabidiol fits the bill nicely.
We are encouraged by the 29 states that allow medical marijuana and the nine that have legalized adult-use cannabis. We believe consumers in every state should have access to potent, pure cannabis extracts now. So, we extract our CBD from US-grown hemp that is certified compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill.
The terpenes that give our products flavors like Orange Creme and Potent Pineapple are not cannabis-derived. So, we can send products that incorporate them in most states and many countries.
We believe The Clear will become a CBD market leader, just as it has been in state-regulated THC marketplaces. Initial sales figures in these Arizona, Colorado and California tell us that our move to CBD is the right one. In Colorado and California, we exceeded our THC sales in just a matter of months. Thi was without marketing, simply making these federally-legal products available. As we start to market these products, the potential grows larger.
As the volume of CBD sales rises, it augments the THC side of our business. Ergo, boosting brand awareness. As consumers become familiar with the superior technology and unique flavors of our CBD products, they can easily move over to our THC offerings in state-regulated dispensaries. It’s a force multiplier for our business.
There is powerful potential in distribution to unregulated vendors where CBD products are selling. Places like pharmacies, smoke shops, retail health-and-wellness businesses, spas, and more. The cannabis product trend is not just domestic.Our partners are planning to bring our products to Europe and Japan, and then to other markets in Asia.
Consumers are also hungry for science-based, lab-tested CBD products. This provides positive experiences for those who have not found success with inconsistent off-the-shelf CBD products. Reliability, efficacy and quality are key for consumers. With products like The Clear, consumers know how much CBD they are consuming with each puff of the vaporizer.
There are so many potential benefits, applications and avenues for these products. Such as, providing relief for those suffering from chronic pain or terminal illnesses, to killing a craving for nicotine. In the coming years as we continue to expand cannabinoid research and develop new methodologies for producing extracts, we believe the market has limitless potential. We are bringing a better CBD product to the market for these customers and patients.
Introducing the CBD Concentrate You’ve Been Waiting For.
There is some big news for consumers looking for a clean way to vape CBD. The Clear is now offering a cannabidiol-specific line of vape pens. They are available in all CBD-permitted states and beyond.
We are thrilled to introduce: The Clear CBD.
As the producer of America’s best-selling THC concentrate, we are known for our patented science, advanced technology and unparalleled design. However, this manifests as the efficacy and quality of our products. The Clear is now bringing that singular familiarity with cannabis concentrates to the non-psychoactive space. We’re doing this in both 420-legal markets and non.
Vaporizable cannabis is our passion and focus. Our mission is to make sure everyone has access to pure, potent cannabis extracts. So, making our clean technology available to those who want to benefit from CBD is the logical next step!
There are so many nuances that go into an effective, enjoyable and safe vaping experience. So, you want to go with experts who stand behind the history of their product. In the last five years, The Clear has set the standard for excellence and exploration in the industry. Our golden, potent and pure cannabis oil is available in disposables, cartridges, & syringes.
Consistency is everything
When we develop a new product, we make sure it is the best on market. Our vaporizer cartridges are a prime example. Our precision-made CBD cartridges will be familiar to anyone who has tried any of our popular THC products. It’s important to us that all products bearing The Clear’s iconic badge utilize industry-leading hardware and technology.
We also know that consistency is everything in the cannabis space, whether we’re talking psychoactive or non-psychoactive products. Our customers know exactly how much CBD is in each cartridge.
We tell our customers, “know what’s in your cartridge.” By reaching for The Clear, you do not have to worry. Our proven scientific processes make The Clear CBD as clean, pure and consistent as our THC products. We use state-of-the-art equipment for all of our processing. Our labs create the purest CBD isolate out there, testing at 99.9% CBD. We are proud to use only American grown hemp.
The first six palate-pleasing flavors for our CBD cartridges are:
- Lemon Lime
- Orange Creme, and,
- Potent Pineapple.
All of our flavors are made in-house with steam-distilled, naturally derived plant terpenes.
After very successful test runs in Arizona, Colorado and California, our global partners will soon expand availability to other North American locations, plus Europe and Japan—and then other markets in Asia and beyond.
There are seemingly countless CBD-centric companies out there on the market. However, The Clear has a longstanding history and unparalleled experience with this medicinal plant. We have the loyal customer base to prove it.
The Clear is here to stay. We’ll continue to bring new, top-quality products—like The Clear CBD—to cannabis consumers for decades to come.