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Five Little-Known Uses for CBD

Five Little-Known Uses for CBD

Many people are aware of the psychoactive qualities of cannabis, the mind-altering effects, promotion of lighter and relaxed moods and the euphoria associated with it. These are derived from the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) compound that is found within the Cannabis Sativa plant along with approximately 80 other compounds which includes the CBD (cannabidiol) compound.

 
CBD, unlike the THC found in cannabis, is completely non-psychoactive and provides none of the euphoric and intoxicating qualities that THC does. Uses for CBD include anti-anxiety, anti-seizure as well as pain relief along with many known and other newly discovered uses for it.

What is CBD?

CBD is a non-psychoactive ingredient found in the Cannabis Sativa plant that promotes homeostasis and physical wellbeing by attaching itself to the receptors on your cells known as cannabinoid receptors. CBD has a similar chemical composition as endocannabinoids, a chemical that your body naturally produces, and this allows for the CBD to bind and attach to your cells.

Uses for CBD

Life for some people can be a painful journey. In particular, for those who may live with disabilities, suffer from trauma, impaired mental health and various forms of chronic pain. Thankfully the medical community at large has been discovering many new uses for CBD.

Here’s a look at five little-known uses for CBD:

1. Cancer and Tumors

Cannabiniods have influence over cancer and tumor cells by a process called apoptosis. This process inhibits the growth of cancerous cells along with the process called autophagy that serves to program the death of cancerous cells.

2. Alzheimer’s

CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties, along with its ability to serve as an antioxidant and neuroprotective, do well to reduce the symptoms of dementia particularly in the early onset of the disease.

3. Diabetes

Cannabinoids can aid the immune system and help to prevent the onset of Type 1 diabetes.

4. Crohn’s Disease

CBD’s anti-inflammatory qualities affect your stomach and bowels, providing comfort and relief for those afflicted with Crohn’s.

5. Anti-psychotic

Early trials have shown that CBD can help to reduce psychotic episodes and is effective when used for schizophrenia.

MiNDFUL Dispensary

At MiNDFUL Dispensary, we are firm believers in the healing properties of CBD and cannabis in general and our experienced staff can help you find the products best suited to provide you the relief you need. Please contact us for more information.

Ready to Join the Cannabis Industry?

Ready to Join the Cannabis Industry?

Working in the cannabis industry sounds like a dream job for many people. What many of them don’t realize is just how much you need to know to become a budtender or grower.
With that in mind, here are some helpful things you should know:

The cannabis industry is highly regulated

The rules are strict and there is little to no wiggle room. Not everyone even qualifies to work in the industry, so before you start handing out resumes do your research on the rules and regulations to see if you qualify and if you’re fully willing to work at a dispensary under a very tight set of guidelines.

The cannabis field is growing rapidly

If you don’t want to be left behind, do your research! Simply typing “get hired weed industry” into Google and reading the first article is not enough. Find networking events, read books and ask people in the industry what websites they recommend visiting.

Budtenders are not just ‘‘legal dealers’’

They are incredibly educated in all things cannabis. On top of customer service, budtenders are trusted to know what strains of marijuana will be the best choice for each client. They need to know where it was grown, how it was extracted, the quality – plus the answer to any other questions that may arise. They also need to be knowledgeable about all store products, such as edibles, concentrates and accessories.
Cultivating cannabis is both a science and an art. Growers are constantly learning and exposing themselves to new and different horticultural ideas and techniques. They are open to hearing and trying new options and share their resources with their team to achieve the best results.
Growing is a very high-stress position. They are responsible for the crop 24/7. Any inconsistency in the environmental or nutritional areas can cause the loss of entire harvests. They must remain organized at all times to avoid accidental mishaps and costly errors.
At MiNDFUL we strive to be the best; to be the best we have to hire the best. We’re always open to answering questions from those interested in getting into the industry as well as our recreational and medical clients at any of our six locations (In-store services only available for medical marijuana – Chicago, Colorado Springs and Berthoud).

 

Be part of the MiNDFUL family. Come see what dream job we have available for you!