CBD hasn’t helped people who get too high, study results show

CBD news and products keep coming our way, Leafly Nation, hot and heavy.

In the last 30 days, scientists found that a common CBD claim didn’t hold up, but cannabidiol helped opioid withdrawal.

CBD’s mainstreaming has also continued with a major sports deal. We’ve also found some new gummies, capsules, and tinctures we like—even one by Travis Barker.

Leafly rounds up everything that can be posted about America’s second favorite marijuana molecule (after THC) over the past month. Keep up to date with this important overview below.

Top CBD news in November

CBD did not reduce the effects of THC in this series of studies.  (Courtesy of Neuropsychopharmacology)CBD did not reduce the effects of THC in this series of studies. (Courtesy of Neuropsychopharmacology)

“CBD does not reduce the negative effects of THC in cannabis.” “Overall, we advise people who want to avoid the negative effects of THC to use less of it,” said Philip McGuire, the study’s lead author. [Laboratory Equipment]

The anxiety went down, down, down in this study with CBD.The anxiety went down, down, down in this study with CBD.

Clinical study: CBD dosage reduces anxietyImproves cognitive performance [NORML]

Cannabis, Menopause and the Endocannabinoid System. “I have seen patients through most hormonal changes. And I’ve seen that cannabis is very, very helpful,” said Dr. Genester Wilson-King. [Project CBD]

Review: Data Suggests CBD’s Role in Governance opioid withdrawal symptoms. “Increasing evidence suggests that CBD may have the potential to reduce anxiety, pain and insomnia, with some signals reducing cravings, nausea, vomiting, muscle spasms and blood pressure.” [NORML]

America's favorite pastime - baseball and CBD marketing.  (Courtesy of Charlotte's Web)America’s favorite pastime – baseball and CBD marketing. (Courtesy of Charlotte’s Web)

Major League Baseball became the first major sports league to sign a sponsorship deal with a CBD company last month. On October 12, Charlotte’s Web became The Official CBD of Major League Baseball. The partnership coincides with the launch of the CBD company’s Charlotte’s Web SPORT Daily Edge tincture, a broad spectrum product (meaning the extract contains a range of cannabinoids from the hemp plant but no THC).

“The CEO of edibles company Wana Brands is investing $3 million to advance cannabis and psychedelics research Johns Hopkins University (JHU).” [TheGrowthOp]

Legendary gothic metal band Enter O Negative jumped on the CBD bandwagon. #Sure, why not. Her signature Blackberry No. 1 Tincture – a cute nod to their creepy single Black No. 1” from 1993 – released last week in collaboration with Texas-based Whole Organix.

Do you ever find yourself jonesing for CBD-infused non-alcoholic wine? you are lucky too This summer, Health Advance Group launched their collection of 66° wines. Last week the company announced its intention to expand rapidly in our great country. Soon no connoisseur of CBD-infused non-alcoholic wine will go unsaturated.

Cannabidiol (CBD) infused drinks are worth $2.83 billion in 2021 [Digital Journal]

How do you know if your CBD is legit? [Forbes]

What are the health benefits of CBD coffee? [Medical News Today]

CBD Statistics: How Many People Are Using It, Demographics, and More (2022 Data Update). “26% of Americans will use CBD in 2022; 64% of CBD users use CBD for pain.” [CFAH]

Cannabidiol (CBD) in food [Alabama Public Health]

CBD Products Leafly Loved This Month

Barker Organic Gummy Bears

Travis Barker has a gummy bear for stage fright.  (Courtesy of Barker)Travis Barker has a gummy bear for stage fright. (Courtesy of Barker)

I feel that! God knows celebrities have flooded the CBD market with branded gummies, tinctures, and more. But we’ll have to leave it to Travis Barker, the heavily tattooed drummer for the (recently reunited) Blink-182: his broad-spectrum gummies stand out from many of the competition. While the lemony “Recovery” strain imparted a slightly plastic aftertaste, both the Green Apple Matcha “Maintenance” Gummy (10mg CBD and 10mg CBG) and the potent “Sleep” (10mg CBD and 10mg CBN) Gummy bears boasted a full-bodied taste and a pleasantly dense chewing base.

Infinite Focus Pods

Sometimes we like to take our CBD in capsule form: no sugar, no flavors, no mess. I recently came across this exciting line of Colorado’s Infinite CBD. The Focus products – also available in gummies and tincture forms – contain 18mg of CBD isolate (which means the extract contains no other cannabinoids and 2mg of CBG). Most notably, the Focus products also each contain 25 mg of 5-HTP, a compound that research suggests may increase serotonin levels and, in turn, may help people suffering from depression or anxiety.

R+R Medicinal Tinctures

Get some rest and relaxation, soldier.  R&R tincture.  (Courtesy of R&R)Get some rest and relaxation, soldier. R&R tincture. (Courtesy of R&R)

The good folks at my local pharmacy introduced me to this excellent Colorado brand. Their tinctures — made from their own certified organic hemp strain — pack a punch: 2500 milligrams of CBD per 1-ounce bottle. That’s over 40mg per dropper. (R+R also offers lower-strength tinctures.) Bonus points: The R+R candies even throw in free shipping in the US. R+R sells its tinctures in both full-spectrum (up to 0.3% THC) and broad-spectrum varieties.

America’s best edibles for the 2022 holiday season

$45 / 200mg CBD.  Sold in CA and nationwide online.  (Courtesy of Rose LA)$45 / 200mg CBD. Sold in CA and nationwide online. (Courtesy of Rose LA)

Our Leafly Danksgiving roundup throws in some edible CBD picks.

Other CBD Reviews on the Internet

’25 Best CBD Pills [Discover Magazine]

‘My favorite CBD products are going on sale for Black Friday’ [Refinery29]


What is the difference between CBD and THC?

Better late than never, Congress just sent President Biden a cannabis research bill that will make it easy easier to explore THC and CBD. However, there are plenty of caveats. For example, scientists cannot examine products directly in stores.

On november 1st Idaho will begin enforcing a ban on CBD and hemp products for pets. The policy has infuriated Idahoans, who, as you know, want their pets to live healthy, happy lives. I guess that’s what they meant by “limited government”?

On October 21st Hong Kong has officially banned CBD, putting it in the same category as heroin caine. In Hong Kong, that means up to seven years in prison. The policy will come into effect in December.

CBD press releases and sponsored content

  • Rare Cannabinoid Company launches new Delta-9 THC+CBC humours [Leafly]
  • Take a dip in the Canna River [Leafly]
  • These single-source CBD extracts make the plant glow [Leafly]
  • CBD for Weight Loss: Does it Really Work? 8 brands we recommend [Woman’s World]
  • The 15 best CBD gummies for sex. [LA Weekly]

And that’s it for Leafly’s monthly roundup of CBD news. There’s a lot going on out there. We’re keeping an eye on the topic and see you next month for more.

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Max Savage Levenson

Max Savage Levenson probably has the lowest cannabis tolerance of any author on the cannabis beat. He also writes about music for Pitchfork, Bandcamp and other bespectacled people. He is the co-host of the Hash podcast. His dream interview is Tyler the Creator.

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