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Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD) (2022)

Production of cannabis is booming as the medical benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) are increasingly recognized. According to Project CBD , at least 50 conditions are believed to be improved by CBD, including pain, seizures, muscle spasms, nausea associated with chemotherapy, digestive disorders such as colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), degenerative neurological disorders such as dystonia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD and high blood pressure. Yet, despite the legalization of cannabis for adult use in 19 states 2  in the past few years and the inclusion in the 2018 Farm Bill of industrial hemp as a crop, 3  the U.S. Food and Drug Administration up until recently listed CBD as a Schedule I drug, the most dangerous drug category reserved for drugs like heroin and LSD. The classification made no sense because CBD is nonpsychoactive — it is not addictive, does not produce a "high" and there are few to n

How Your Mattress May Harm Your Health

When shopping for a mattress, there are a number of factors to take into account, beyond perceived comfort. In time for Presidents' Day mattress sales, The New York Times listed several tips to help you select your ideal mattress. Among them: 1 1. Assess quality and durability —  Bedding and medical experts recommend looking for memory foam with a density of 3 pounds per cubic foot or greater, and coils with a gauge of 13 to 15. 2. You typically get what you pay for —  A recent New York Times test of 20 foam mattresses suggested models in the $1,000 range and over were of higher quality than those costing less than that. A high-quality mattress will last you about 10 years, so it's worth investing in the highest quality you can afford. 3. Comfort is subjective —  What's too hard or too soft for one person may be just right for another, and this includes those with back pain. While a 2003 study 2  in The La


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