Posts in CBD
Revisiting AB 228: The Good, the Bad, the Reality… and the Need for Qualified Independent Lab Testing of Hemp Derived CBD Products

We do not support or endorse the entirety of the language in AB 228 but if that is the direction the market is going then the compliance standards that cannabis companies are being held to must be imposed on hemp brands as well. If hemp-derived CBD brands want to jump in these shark-infested waters, they should have to swim for shore or drown just like the rest of us.  

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The Blessing & the Curse of Cannabis: Cancer Docs Scared to Talk Pot

Cannabis, in its natural form, is a very unique medicine. It can effectively treat so many ailments, but those effects vary greatly from user to user. This is its blessing and its curse. Anecdotal evidence traditionally does not carry a lot of weight in the field of research medicine but it is essential in the understanding of cannabis and how it affects people. By hearing enough stories, and by treating those stories as “cases”, bigger picture extrapolations can occur which could potentially help doctors to gain a broader knowledge of the plant and how it can be optimally used to heal.

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Potential Razor Hidden in California Assembly Bill 228 Threatens to Slash at CBD-Rich Cannabis Producers

We are all about safe access for all, especially when it comes to the medicinal use of cannabis or hemp. Lower priced hemp products are not inherently bad, and those that are farmed and produced ethically need to have a place in the market but this feels like a deadly blow to the already niche market of CBD-rich cannabis production in California and that is scary.

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The Right Hook: Major Sports Leagues Begin to Reevaluate Cannabis as Medicine

Of the 123 professional sports teams across the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB, 45 of them (or 36.6% of them) are based in states or provinces where recreational cannabis is legal for consumption by adults aged 21 and up. On top of that, 56 of them (or 45.5% of them) have home court/field/ice advantage in states or provinces where medical use of cannabis is legal. Don’t worry, we did the math – that’s 102 out of 123 teams, or a heavily lopsided 82% of sports teams from those four leagues. There are only six states remaining that have a pro team but do not have progressive cannabis reform in place – Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. That sure adds a new twist to draft day.

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STRAIN REVIEW: Kosher Kush Caviar from Pharmers Manufacturing

Reviewing nuclear-grade cannabis concentrates isn’t easy but it sure is fun! Tune in to the latest Strain Review from Beard Bros. Pharms to see if we can make it to the end of these Kosher Kush Caviar dabs from our buds at Pharmers Manufacturing without passing out in a euphoric haze.

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Confusion Surrounding Hemp Legalization Doesn’t Bode Well for Future Federal Cannabis Reform

Watching how badly the federal government is bungling something as simple as CBD makes us fear for the future of cannabis. If you thought states could screw it up, wait until Uncle Sam gets his hands on it.

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Hemp Derived CBD is Everywhere but Where is it Coming From?

At Beard Bros. Pharms we fully appreciate the need for and the benefits of CBD. We also prefer to see it as part of a true full spectrum medicine but we realize that we are still a few steps away from seeing that sort of medicine being sold legally nationwide. Our biggest concern with the current hemp-derived CBD marketplace is the stunning lack of regulation that has been put in place before and since the sudden passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Now, take a screenshot because you will not see us asking for more regulations very often! While we do not agree with how the state of California has rushed to implement mandated lab testing on legal cannabis products, we still see the absolute need for such testing, and the same goes for other controversial programs such as track & trace. You have to have programs like these, in some shape or form, in order to provide a level playing field for cultivators, manufacturers, and retailers and a safe marketplace for consumers.

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Stirring the Pot with Om Edibles: How This Female Driven Company is Defining Legal Cannabis

Here in California, the headlines are dominated by news of multimillion dollar acquisitions, corporate cannabis carpetbagging, and an uptick in law enforcement against this allegedly legal plant. The stories that often go untold involve so many of the legacy operators that sowed the fields for cannabis reform but are now unable to clear the incredibly high barriers of entry into the industry that they risked their own liberties to help create. But some other untold tales that fail to reach the mainstream marijuana media involve those who did come from the grassroots of the cannabis culture and were able to overcome the many challenges put forth by legalization to earn their spot in the new landscape of the wild west of weed. Today we have one such story.

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SAFE HARBOR ACT 2019: New Legislation Looks to Provide Much Needed Reform for Vets

Beard Bros. Media Guest Contributor Eric Goepel of the Veterans Cannabis Coalition takes a hard look at a much-needed piece of legislation being considered in the nation’s capital right now - The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act of 2019. Our vets are suffering and potential relief from medical marijuana use is being unfairly withheld from them even though legalization is sweeping the nation. Instead of thanking a veteran for their service, tell them you’re voting for candidates who support cannabis reform. Instead of buying a service member a meal, tell them you’re pushing your member of Congress to make CBD available to troops in the field. Instead of standing back and letting apathy and cynicism poison your outlook, take positive action.

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Educated Stoner Pt. 3: Cannabis & Cancer - Chemical Culprits

We all seem to take a different path of discovery when it comes to our own personal relationship with cannabis. Join us for this multipart series from globetrotting cannabis advocate and guest contributor Sharon Letts for an intimate look at her own journey with this healing wonder.

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Building a Fire: How Will We End Cannabis Prohibition?

Instead of thanking a veteran for their service, tell them you’re voting for candidates who support cannabis reform. Instead of buying a service member a meal, tell them you’re pushing your member of Congress to make CBD available to troops in the field. Instead of standing back and letting apathy and cynicism poison your outlook, take positive action.

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#TEAMCANNABIS4EPILEPSY: Battling Epilepsy & the Negative Stigma Around Cannabis One Step at a Time

In reality, we are just scratching the surface of the healing properties of not only CBD, but THC and the wide array of cannabinoids and terpenes that occur naturally in the cannabis plant in varying ratios depending on the strain of the plant used for the extraction, and on the extraction method itself. Decades of federal prohibition have ironically and ignorantly stunted our institutional scientific knowledge of cannabis even as one state after another passes medical marijuana laws right under the nose of the feds. Instead, the rise in popularity of cannabis and cannabis oils and extracts as medicine had been fueled mostly by anecdotal evidence for years as patients and their families found relief for their ailments outside of the medical system.

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CARERS Act of 2019 — An In-Depth Look at this Long Overdue Legislation

So far, the same Washington politicians who drape themselves in the flag and hide behind the soldiers anytime their motives get challenged have repeatedly failed to pass sensible laws to give our vets the same rights afforded to civilians in the 33 states and counting that have legalized the medical use of cannabis. Gridlock in D.C. has ground every recent effort to a frustrating halt. Now, however, with a newly seated Democratic Congress in power in the nation’s capital, hopes are once again high that our vets will not be left behind in the war against cannabis prohibition. Learn more in this installment from guest author Eric Goepel of Veterans Cannabis Coalition

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Rylie's Smile: How a Young Girl is Educating for the Greater Good

Don’t let that sweet smile fool ya - Rylie is a fighter and we sure are glad that she’s on our side of the fight! Rylie’s story is one of strength, perseverance, courage, and love, and the best part is. . . it is just getting started. We are proud to help tell it with our good friend and guest author, Sharon Letts

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Better Late Than Never: New Legislation Looks to Rewrite Cali’s History with Hemp

In December of 2018, just before the completely avoidable federal government shutdown began, Republican Senator (and undercover Sleestak, probably) Mitch McConnell famously signed the 2018 Farm Bill with a pen made out of hemp, sending it to President Trump for his final signature that would mark one of the few victories for his Adderall-addled administration.

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GW Pharma Denied Blanket Patent on Treating Epilepsy with Cannabinoids

Science has begun to accurately map the genome of cannabis and as exciting as that is, it also opens the door to the potential for smothering monopolies and corporate influence the likes of which our culture and this industry are just now starting to witness. So we fight back and celebrate small victories.

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Clearing the Haze: Does the 2018 Farm Bill Legalize CBD in all 50 States or Not?

There are many beneficial uses for hemp, but these days most of the headlines swirl around CBD, the non-psychoactive healing cannabinoid that can be bred in relative abundance in hemp plants. In the wake of the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill we have seen conflicting news stories about just what this new law will mean for the highly popular cannabinoid, particularly on a nationwide scale. So what about hemp-derived CBD, now that hemp cultivation will be legal?

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What is Water Soluble Cannabis & What Will it Mean for the Mainstream?

Until some major investments earlier this year, one virtually untapped sector of the edibles market had been in CBD and THC infused beverages which experts predict will flood over $600 million into the U.S. economy annually by the year 2022. If those numbers come to fruition, cannabis-based beverages will make up 20% of the edibles market over the course of the next four years. But if a company called Sproutly has its way, those numbers might end up being just a drop in the bucket.

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The Future is Here: Researchers Have Isolated the Genes Responsible for Creating THC and CBD

As we know, there is more to cannabis than just THC and CBD but with this new understanding of those two major building blocks, researchers will certainly shift their focus to the other supporting cannabinoids and the highly sought after terpenes that round out the full entourage effect of the miraculous, and now slightly less mysterious, cannabis plant.

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These Four States Vote on Cannabis Legalization Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Election Day in America and the stakes surrounding the results of races for the Senate and Congress all the way down to your local representatives couldn’t be higher. Voting is a fundamental right of being an American, and your vote absolutely matters. These four states vote on cannabis legalization tomorrow - here’s what you need to know.

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