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The Medical Cannabis Weekly Review: History of CBD, Best Strains for Sleep, Myrcene Terpene, and more

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Written by Alexandra Hicks

Essentially, the entire basis of the entire CBD industry started from the health care sector and branched out from there.

In our first Medical Cannabis Weekly Review (which will be posted every Tuesday at 11am EST from this point forward) we’ll take a look at the most important stories related to health and medicine from the last seven days. This week we’ve covered terpenes, hair loss, best strains for sleep, a legal battle of CBD vs Chemo, and a short history lesson about this seemingly miraculous compound.

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The Cannabis Business Weekly Review and Newsletter both cover some of the most important topics in the cannabis industry – which is poised to becoming one of the largest and most profitable industries in the world.

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The Medical Cannabis Weekly Review

A Brief History of CBD

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When most people think of cannabis, what often comes to mind is a group of young people getting stoned, listening to music, and eating snacks. But that’s just THC. CBD, on the other hand, is an entirely different story. CBD is non-intoxicating and it’s said to have great medicinal value in the treatment of anxiety, pain, epilepsy, and other conditions. But where did the story begin with this gift from nature? Click here to read the full story.

Terpene Spotlight: Taking a Closer Look at Myrcene


Terpenes in cannabis are those beautiful, crystally trichomes on the on the flowers that give each strain the distinct scents and flavors we all enjoy so very much. Terpenes are essential oils that contribute to what’s known as the “Entourage Effect”, which is when all the compounds in the plant blend together to create a perfectly balanced effect. One of the most common terpenes in different cannabis strains is called Myrcene. Click here to read the full story.

Florida Parents Lose Custody of Toddler in CBD Vs. Chemo Battle

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When doctors told a Florida couple that the only way to save their child’s life was with years of chemotherapy, they decided to take matters into their own hands and treat him with CBD. Joshua McAdams and Taylor Bland-Ball fled the state with their 3-year-old son Noah, who was diagnosed with cancer of the blood and bone marrow. However, the Florida Department of Children and Families had their own opinion on the matter. Click here to read the full story.

What are the Best Strains for Sleep?

Whether you prefer CBD or THC, both strains are said to help improve your quality of sleep and allow you to sleep for longer periods of time. THC strains, being naturally heavier, often make users quite tired when they’re coming down from a high. CBD on the other hand, doesn’t have any psychoactive effects but certain strains and different doses can promote better sleep. So what CBD strains are best for sleep? Click here to read the full story.

Congress Tells DEA to Get Moving on Medical Cannabis Research Applications

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Congress members, along with multiple democratic candidates, are putting pressure on the DEA to create an efficient method for approving medical cannabis research applications. They wrote a bipartisan letter – which was addressed to both the Drug Enforcement Agency and The Department of Justice – was signed by several presidential candidates and nearly 30 esteemed members of the House of Representatives. Click here to read the full story.

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About the author

Alexandra Hicks

Managing editor at Cannadelics and U.S based journalist, helping spread the word about the many benefits of using cannabis and psychedelics.