CBD For Skin Conditions: Scientific Studies

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   In September 2013 the British Journal of Pharmacology published a study, entitled Epigenetic Control of Skin Differentiation Genes by Phytocannabinoids. As part of this study three cannabinoids: cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabidivarin (CBDV) were analyzed. In the published findings, which were characterized as “remarkable”, it was determined that “cannabidiol reduced keratin 10 mRNA through a type-1 cannabinoid (CB1) receptor-dependent mechanism.” This led to a conclusion that cannabinoids “(especially cannabidiol) have the potential to be lead compounds for the development of novel therapeutics for skin diseases.”

CBD For Skin Cancer

This 2013 study entitled Anticancer Activity of Anandamide in Human Cutaneous Melanoma Cells looked at how the endocannabinoid system might play a role in fighting cutaneous melanoma. The study concluded that: “these findings demonstrate that AEA induces cytotoxicity against human melanoma cells in the micromolar range of concentrations through a complex mechanism, which involves COX-2 and LOX-derived product synthesis and CB1 activation.”

CBD For Psoriasis

In 2007, this study sought to ascertain whether cannabinoids might engage with the cannabinoid receptors in skin, and therefore be beneficial for skin conditions such as psoriasis. The conclusion states that “cannabinoids inhibit keratinocyte proliferation, and therefore support a potential role for cannabinoids in the treatment of psoriasis.”

CBD For Pruritus

This 2006 study evaluated the effects of cannabinoids on Pruritus on 22 therapy-resistant pruritus patients. The research findings concluded the following: “In 14/22 patients a good antipruritic effect could be documented. The average reduction in itch was 86.4%. The therapy was well-tolerated by all patients; neither burning nor contact dermatitis was observed.”

CBD For Allergic Contact Dermatitis

This 2007 study entitled Attenuation of Allergic Contact Dermatitis through the Endocannabinoid System. Looking into how cannabinoid receptors in the skin affect allergic contact dermatitis, the study came to the conclusion that, “These results demonstrate a protective role of the endocannabinoid system in contact allergy in the skin and suggest a target for therapeutic intervention.”

Given how promising these recent scientific findings have been, it’s no wonder that many people suffering from various skin conditions are experimenting with cannabis products. For the truth is that existing treatment options have failed many patients, and it thus becomes common sense for patients to try a CBD/cannabis product – especially considering the absence of intoxication that comes from topical application.

Why Hasn’t Topical Cannabis Always Been Legal?

The reasons cited for keeping cannabis illegal are fatuous (and have proven disastrous to human health), but none of these fatuous “arguments” even apply to skin lotions – meaning the prohibition of cannabis skin care products is even more absurd and nonsensical.

Let’s go through the arguments one by one:

1. Cannabis gets you high.

Applying cannabis topically does not get you high.

2. Smoking cannabis is bad for your lungs.

Applying cannabis salve to your skin is not bad for your lungs.

3. Cannabis is addictive.

Applying topical cream to your skin is not addictive.

CBD For Skin Conditions: Conclusion

     CBD salves are finally appearing on online shelves. This is great news for anybody suffering from skin conditions. Not only is CBD salve proven to assist with skin conditions as diverse as psoriasis, dermatitis and skin cancer, but anecdotally people have reported CBD reducing the amount of dry skin, getting rid of warts, getting rid of rashes, even getting rid of fungal infections.

Essentially, therefore, if you have a skin problem of any kind, there is a high chance that CBD salves will help you, and possibly better than any other product on the market!

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cannabis-1401124-1280x960 copy  The USDA has this to say about the differences between “hemp” and “marijuana”. “Marijuana and industrial hemp are different varieties of the same plant species, Cannabis sativa L. Marijuana typically contains 3 to 15 percent THC on a dry-weight basis, while industrial hemp contains less than 1 percent (Blade, 1998; Vantreese, 1998). Most developed countries that permit hemp cultivation require use of varieties with less than 0.3 percent THC. However, the two varieties are indistinguishable by appearance. DeMeijer et al. (1992), in a study of 97 Cannabis strains, concluded that short of chemical analysis of the THC content, there was no way to distinguish between marijuana and hemp varieties.”
     Does this statement confuse you? If not you are among the few and that is why we at HempCo wanted to distinguish the differences between Marijuana and Hemp. Here at HempCo all of our products are Hemp products and contain no marijuana at all. Both Hemp and Marijuana are classified as cannabis and are in the Cannabaceae botanical family. THC content, growing conditions and legal status are the three differences we will be covering.
     1. THC Content
As stated in the USDA’s statement, the amount of THC in the cannabis plant is the biggest and most important factor when differentiating between Hemp and Marijuana. Hemp is classified as cannabis that contains less than .3% THC dry weight and Marijuana contains all cannabis above .3% THC. Since the THC levels are so low in Hemp, users of Hemp-derived CBD receive the same benefits of Marijuana, but do not feel any of the psychoactive effects that one feels after partaking in Marijuana. Hemp CBD is actually anti-psychoactive and can counteract effects of THC, very useful in situations where more THC was consumed than user intended.

     2. Growing Conditions
Hemp and Marijuana are grown in very different conditions. To maximize one’s yield, Hemp is normally grown on a larger scale and outside, because there are often less restrictions. Marijuana cultivation, due to regulations and restrictions is normally grown inside and most often leave a large carbon footprint. Pesticide use is also a major difference in the cultivation of these two cannabis plants. Hemp contains its own compounds to protect itself from and does not require any added chemical pesticides. Recently there has been a lot of concerns in the public regarding Marijuana and pesticide residue. Luckily there has been an increase of regulation in this area of the industry, but pesticides are still very often used in present day Marijuana cultivation.

     3. Legal Status
         Legality is a very important differentiating factor between Hemp and Marijuana. Hemp is legal to import into the United States and ship from state-to-state. This is why we can ship our Hemp CBD products anywhere within the United States with no worries. There are currently some states, including our home Colorado, that can grow Hemp legally, but not every state unfortunately. When it comes to Marijuana, it is still considered federally illegal, but the legal status that effects consumers most differs from state to state, but overall you cannot travel over state lines with Marijuana products legally and you cannot ship Marijuana products in the United States.
        If you have any questions regarding the differences between our Hemp-Derived CBD products and Marijuana products email us at info@cbdriven.com.

Closer Look at CBD Skin Salve Ingredients

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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree, often referred to by its botanical latin name, Melaleuca, is highly regarded as an antimicrobial and antiseptic essential oil. This steam distilled oil is an excellent choice for skincare with a broad spectrum of uses. Many use this oil for fungal infections, such as Candida or ringworm, as well as inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, cold sores, rashes, wounds, insect bites and sores.


Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has a long and highly respected reputation in many cultures throughout the world, not only as a food, but also as an effective medicine. . It makes an ideal topical for the relief of dry, rough, and wrinkled skin. Coconut Oil can be used in its natural form without adulteration by harsh chemicals or pesticides and other additives.
Chamomile Essential Oil
 Historically throughout Europe, Chamomile Essential Oil distilled from the flowering heads, was used for skin regeneration. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, many use this aromatic oil for a variety of irritated skin conditions, such as eczema, acne and dermatitis.

Allow American Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp

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Please join us here at HempCo and the National Hemp Association to help pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act which will:

    • Enable American farmers to freely import seeds from outside the U.S. to grow millions of acres of American hemp without a need for pesticides or herbicides and using 1/3 the water needed for corn.​
    • Help America rebuild a multi-faceted industry which would generate tens of thousands of jobs for rural farmers and middle income businesses.
    • Eliminate the confusion between marijuana and hemp and clarify the myriad of beneficial uses of industrial hemp.
    • Clear up the conflicting legal status around the use and sale of products made from hemp extractions.
    • End the restrictions surrounding the transportation of seeds and live plants across state boundaries.
    • Remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Ac

Sign The Petition!

Closer Look at CBD Pain Salve Ingredients

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Boswellia Extract Powder

Boswellia Extract is taken from the bark of the Boswellia serrata tree and is also know as Indian Frankincense. Boswellia extract has several benefits, including pain relief and exhibits anti-inflammatory properties. It can provide relief for many conditions and has been shown to be effective in strengthening connective tissue and improving circulation to the joints.

Arnica Oil
Arnica oil is found to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and may be helpful for treating or relieving muscle aches, spasms, pulled muscles, rheumatic pain, sprains, bruises, and swelling due to fractures. A 2007 study found that an arnica solution has a positive effect on muscle soreness after marathon running and can delay the onset of muscle soreness.


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