CBD in the News
CBD VS. Pharmaceutical: How Do They Compare?
by Delilah Butterfield - May 23, 2017
NASEM’s study confirmed that there is substantial evidence that cannabis is useful in the treatment of some common and severe medical ailments. The include chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, all conditions which would otherwise require the use of harsh pharmaceutical drugs.
Already, pharmaceutical companies have created cannabis-like drugs for multiple sclerosis and nausea and vomiting. Yet these options are often expensive and are not widely available to patients.
The pharmaceutical choices for chronic pain are far worse. Most patients are prescribed opioid pain medications, which are addictive and come with a high risk of fatal overdose.
Rates of opioid overdose are on the rise. In 2015, over 33,000 people died after overdosing on opioids. Some opioids available today are considered 30 to 50 times stronger than heroin, which has long been thought to be one of the most addictive narcotic drugs.
As a result, many patients turn to cannabis over opioid painkillers. One such patient was Arby Barosso, the man behind a rising CBD hemp oil company, Green Roads World. After years of battling arthritis and injuries, Barosso found himself addicted to his pain medication.
Arby Barosso: Fighting pharma addiction with CBD
Arthritis of the hip landed Barosso a 20-day visit to the hospital which prevented him from playing football and resulted in multiple surgeries. After facing substantial time in the operating room, Barosso was left with handfuls of prescription drugs. Morphine, Demerol, and Percoset all made the list.
Over time, Barosso couldn’t wait to get his next dose. In Barosso’s words, he,
"[…] became a slave of this drug, because you’d drive 20 minutes if you had to just to get it in your system."
His addiction to pharmaceutical drugs came at a high price.
"I was going through a tough time and I allocated that time into doing a lot of research, which enforced my decision to move out of Colorado and fully immerse myself into the CBD industry."
Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons for medical cannabis recommendations. Specifically, many patients are seeking cannabis products high in cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD is a cannabis chemical that doesn’t cause the famous “high”. Instead, research suggests that CBD is a strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It is also considered safe to consume, with no known side effects.
For Barosso, CBD was influential in recovery. Now, he is committed to providing patients with the highest quality CBD on the market through Green Roads World. He says,
"CBD has changed my life. I’ve been on CBD and sober now since September 4, 2013."
Green Roads World offers a wide variety of CBD hemp oils, edibles, capsules and more. A giving company, Green Roads World wants to help others overcome major health challenges. They currently sponsor 50 families who need access to quality CBD but do not have the means.
All of Green Road World’s CBD products are laboratory tested by a third party and contain 99.9 percent pure CBD.
To learn more about Green Roads World, visit their website at GreenRoadsWorld.com.
Original article: http://herb.co/2017/05/23/arby-barosso-green-roads-world/
CBD Saved This Little Girl’s Life After Only 3 Treatments
by Todd Farmington - June 5, 2017
When pharmaceuticals wouldn’t work, the parents of 12-year-old Annalise Lujan turned to CBD to keep their daughter’s seizures under control, which changed her life.
The power of cannabis oil
Last April, in the middle of a gymnastics meet, Annalise Lujan started vomiting and then lost all feeling in her legs. As her parents rushed her to the hospital, the 12-year-old fell into a crippling seizure, which saw her put into a medically induced coma.
"One day, she was just a healthy young lady, going to school, participating in her community and her gymnastics, and the next day, she was fighting for her life. – Maryann Estrada-Lujan, Annalise’s mother"
18 days later, Lujan was flown to a specialist unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which is where she was diagnosed with the rare for of epilepsy, Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome.
The condition caused Lujan to have continuous seizures, which can lead to not only brain injury but also death. That’s why, until doctors had an effective method to prevent her seizures, she couldn’t be brought out of the coma.
And as regular anti-epilepsy medication doesn’t work on this particular condition, her mother, Maryann Estrada-Lujan, decided to research other options.
Green is good
Estrada-Lujan began treating her daughter with CBD hemp oil, which brought her daughter out of the coma after just three treatments. Now, after using cannabidiol, Lujan is no longer plagued by the constant seizures, allowing her to start therapy to regain her cognitive abilities.
Maryann told Kristi's Kids, in less than 48-hours after her first treatment, Annalise’s seizures all but stopped.
"She opened her eyes, and she was scared. She was afraid. She cried. And, I whispered to her that she was very strong, she’s beautiful, and she’s strong, and she needed to keep breathing, and she did."
"CBD oil saved her life."
In order to treat Annalise with CBD hemp oil, her doctor had to get rapid approval from the FDA and DEA. They’re hopeful that through the information gained in Annalise case that no other family will have to experience this living nightmare.
"We have a long recovery ahead of us. But, we’re definitely on the right track now."
Lujan’s family are currently raising money to continue her treatment using a GoFundMe page. They have so far received $16,700 of their $100,000 goal.
Original article: http://herb.co/2017/06/05/annalise-lujan/