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January 17, 2017   Nikki

Review CBD Clinic

I am reviewing some samples I got from CBD Clinic. I received no money to do this review and the samples I received had no influence on my commentary. They are currently running a campaign to get a product to market. Please see that HERE.

“The CBD CLINIC product line was developed to provide an entirely new class of non-prescription topical medications that offer Revolutionary Relief™ to the billions of people living with pain. Our mission is to help people throughout the world be as pain-free as possible.

CBD CLINIC products are brought to you in partnership with Aidance Scientific, an FDA-registered manufacturer of topical, dermatological solutions. Aidance Scientific has developed, manufactured, and distributed all-natural, over-the-counter medications since 2004, serving customers in over 150 countries worldwide. Aidance products are available in CVS and Walgreens, other retailers across the United States, as well as Amazon.”

Here are the main features of what is in CBD Clinic products.

  1. They are all natural components in there such as organic beeswax, jojoba seed oil, cottonseed oil, and shea butter.And generally, if I don’t know what it is and can’t pronounce it I don’t want it on my skin. With Fibromyalgia I can be quite sensitive to these things.
  2. Powerful Terpenes- These are producing an analgesic action in acute and neuropathic pain by ‘decreasing neuronal excitability through peripheral mechanisms’ One might recognize one common one: Menthol. Others they use Camphor, Eucalyptus (another common one I see in migraine balms), Tea tree, Clove, Peppermint (another one mentioned with migraines), rich-hemp extract.
  3. Endocannabinoid Modulators-CBD Charlotte Webs strain and this is providing the anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties. Not to be confused with TSH which is what gets you high. CBD doesn’t. I have heard wonderful things about that strain by the way, so it seems like that right there was a good chose for the product.

Read More Basically, I pointed out there what I like about it; the other ingredients are things I know and are natural, the other terpenes are familiar to me and a great addition to the product, and finally, I think they chose a great strain for the product.

There, is in fact, a little research on fibromyalgia in regards to medical cannabis and treatment. A small study for migraines as well. I have pondered going on CBD blends of medicinal cannabis for some time.

So what do I actually think of the product effect wise?
I have to say I am in love with these products. In particular, I scrapped ever bit I could out of that Pro Sport and that Severe powerful relief is next.

Due to fibromyalgia and my adventures in exercising lately, I have been in a great deal of pain. Perhaps not the sort of ‘exercising’ other do, but the sort that causes someone with FM severe pain to do. The Pro Sport has been a great relief for that for sure. I moved onto the Severe level thinking I wouldn’t get a much relief, but it works just as well.

I have also been using it with my migraines. We often use menthol based creams on our necks from the pain we get there. Or on our jaw line and even our foreheads. So I have been experimenting with them all in these areas. I must say, I am quite surprised at the success I had with the neck pain. I get daily migraines, so we are talking a constant, endless neck pain. I have been using this daily and my neck pain is nill right now. It is amazing, to be honest. It literally never stops hurting.

I enjoy the odor free, specifically due to migraines. When my scent sensitivity is in effect it is better to use products with minimal to no scent on them. So that one was great for that.

I didn’t get to try it on my more severe nerve pain, as that hasn’t acted up in the time frame. But I did give my spouse some to try. The Arthritis one, simply because he actually has arthritis. He believed it worked longer than his usual menthol based cream he gets from the doctor. Perhaps that is because the one he gets is just 10% menthol and nothing else.

Now, would I try it again? That is a hell yes. I would bathe in this stuff. I am going to hoard what I have left I’ll tell you that. I am actually pretty picky about topical creams due to scent because it can be such a scent trigger for me. The last one I recommended must have been years ago now.

Please see that HERE for the product they are trying to raise enough funds to set up. Take a look and pre-order if you are interested in trying it out. I hope their campaign turns out well for them. They have a damn fine product. Read Less

Original article: https://brainlessblogger.net/2017/01/17/review-cbd-clinic/

chiropractic economics

11/16/2016

CBD CLINIC is America’s first line of pain relief ointments and creams combining FDA-approved analgesic ingredients with a hemp extract called cannabidiol (CBD). The product line is legal in all 50 states and is currently in chiropractic offices in over 20 states and growing. DCs report that the company’s products are effective at reducing even the most severe muscle and joint pain—both for their own pain as well as their patients. Read More Several professional and Olympic athletes are using CBD CLINIC products. The CBD used is nearly devoid of THC—the substance in marijuana that is psychoactive and gets you high. This enabled the company to produce a product line that is safe for everyone and with no concern of THC showing up in drug tests. Nelson Vetanze, the first official chiropractor for the NFL, said “CBD CLINIC are the best topical analgesic products I have ever used in my practice. It makes my job easier.” Josh Beaudry, a Colorado chiropractor, says, “It’s nothing like I’ve ever used before. My patients are begging for it.” Read Less

Original article: https://www.chiroeco.com/product/cbd-clinic-revolutionary-pain-relief/

ConvergenceRI

11/21/2016

RI firm develops non-prescription pain relief product using marijuana extract
CBD CLINIC is available just through professionals now, but a launch into retail market is planned in early 2017.

PROVIDENCE - Voters in Massachusetts approved the recreational use of marijuana on Nov. 8, along with California, Maine and Nevada, who will now join with Colorado and Washington in making it legal.

Here in Rhode Island, the debate around the benefits of legalizing cannabis will be front and center before the R.I General Assembly in its 2017 session, as legislators scramble to keep up with its neighbor to the north in terms of capturing its fair share of potential taxable revenue.

If the response to the threat of potential lost revenue to the expansion of casinos in Massachusetts is any indication, recreational use of marijuana will likely receive some kind of legislative approval in 2017.

In turn, The Providence Journal will be sponsoring one of its Publick Occurrences forums on Dec. 5, “Pot and Profit,” following its investigative series that found an existing system “rife with contradictions and stakeholders looking to capitalize at every turn.”

At the heart of the debate is an ongoing conflict between state and federal law officials – whether or not marijuana is a dangerous drug with no currently accepted medical use and high potential for abuse, which is what the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency calls a Schedule I drug and how marijuana is currently classified under federal law, or whether there are numerous beneficial medicinal properties to be found in the hemp plant, including extracts such as cannabidiol, that can offer relief to patients.

As a Schedule I drug, federal research is severely proscribed, making it difficult to resolve the claims around the benefits or detriments of medicinal and recreational marijuana use.

In response, threading the needle of regulation, a local Rhode Island company has developed a new product line for non-prescription chronic pain relief, called CBD Clinic, available in both an ointment and a cream, that utilizes the extract of cannabidiol in its formulation, produced in partnership with Charlotte’s Web in Colorado.

The initial market response to the new product line has “exceeded our expectations,” David Goldsmith, the firm’s top executive, in a recent interview with ConvergenceRI.

Read More Doesn’t get you high. Just better.
That’s the new trademarked branding for CBD Clinic product line. The company, also named CBD Clinic, is a spinoff from the Woonsocket-based firm, Aidance Scientific.

Aidance Scientific, which was founded in 2004, develops and manufactures an extensive line of mostly all-natural, non-prescription dermatology products in its Rhode Island FDA-registered facility.

Aidance products are distributed globally and are available at CVS, Walgreens, and other major retailers, according to Goldsmith.

In its formulation of CBD Clinic, Goldsmith said that the company had embarked on a very different regulatory strategy than the hundreds of companies developing medical marijuana products containing THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana that gets you high.

Instead, the product line was developed using pure cannabidiol oil extracted from the plant that is nearly devoid of THC, seeking to provide an entirely new class of non-prescription topical medications to capture a share of the $3 billion topical analgesics marketing, according to Goldsmith.

The firm’s mission to help people throughout the world be as pain-free as possible and have easy access to a cannabis-infused product that, as its branding slogan claims, “Doesn’t get you high. Just better.”

Here is the ConvergenceRI interview with David Goldsmith, whose company has launched an innovative non-prescription product line to address chronic pain relief using an extract of the hemp plant.
  ConvergenceRI: How has the launch of the new product line been going?
GOLDSMITH:
We have exceeded out own expectations. And our own expectations are high. We’ve worked hard, and it’s nice to have an early success.

ConvergenceRI: Is CBD Clinic a cream?
GOLDSMITH:
It’s available in both creams and ointments. The cream is water-based; the ointment is oil-based.

ConvergenceRI: How is the product being made available?
GOLDSMITH:
We have a professional series product line we began distributing to health and wellness professionals a few months ago that is available, through doctors’ offices, across the country.
Currently, we have placed it in about 20 states through several hundred professionals.

ConvergenceRI: Is it currently available as a non-prescription product over the counter? Is it available here in Rhode Island?
GOLDSMITH:
We started distribution in Colorado, Texas and Florida. We’re just in the beta test phase, in a way. We are just now really rolling it out to distributors. There are no local distributors yet.

ConvergenceRI: Is it available for local practitioners, if they request it?
GOLDSMITH:
Absolutely.

ConvergenceRI: But it is not yet available in any local drug stores?
GOLDSMITH:
That’s correct. There are two different kinds of products: one is a professional series, which is slightly different than the retail series.
The retail series [product] has not yet been launched. We are planning a crowd funding, pre-campaign in the next few weeks, with a launch in the next couple of months in retail stores, sometime in the first or second quarter of 2017.

ConvergenceRI: How much does it cost?
GOLDSMITH:
The professional series runs from $25 to $90 [a jar]. The products have varying concentrations of CBD [cannabidiol].
The extracted CBD oil is higher than the price of gold. It sells for about $1,700 an ounce.
The $90 jar has 200 milligrams of CBD; the $25 jar has 25 milligrams of CBD.
The $90 jar has the highest concentration of ingredients allowed by the FDA. The $90 jar is our hottest seller. We cannot keep it in stock.
Chiropractors are ordering two- to three- to four-dozen of the $90 jar. They buy it at wholesale and resell it. They are using it in their practices and have seen really great results with [treatment of] chronic pain.
With professional athletes and Olympic athletes, they are reporting really, really good results. One athlete reported that they haven’t had the freedom of movement for quite some time after using CBD Clinic, as well as reduction of their pain.
This is the first product that incorporates an extract from cannabis that has almost no THC.

ConvergenceRI: What is the marketing plan moving forward?
GOLDSMITH:
We’re selling [our professional line] to health practitioner offices in Colorado and Texas – we’re in 20 states overall, including North Carolina, Tennessee, California, Virginia and Arkansas.

ConvergenceRI: Can you share market projections in terms of sales?
GOLDSMITH:
We’re still getting off the ground, but we have very high expectations. It’s a start up. It will take a while. We are in discussions with some very large distributors right now.
Next year, when we launch a crowd funding campaign around the retail series, we hope to do very well with that, we expect that the products are really going to take off.
What we’re finding in our conversations, across the board, is that people accept on faith [the potential value of the product], given so much work that has been done on medical marijuana.
There have been many stories about the efficacy of CBD, including the three CNN documentaries by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and the little girl that had literally 100 or more seizures a day, and how CBD, delivered in a tincture, dramatically reduced her seizures.
We cannot and do not make any medical claims about our product. CBD is not an approved drug; it is listed as an inactive ingredient.
As formulators, we can say that we have formulated a strongly superior product, based on its active ingredients that help to make it a really effective product.

ConvergenceRI: What has been the response? Can you share some stories?
GOLDSMITH:
We were at our first trade show in Texas. Texas is a relatively conservative state. In fact, the governor had come out very strongly about medical marijuana. We didn’t know if there would be a lot of pushback.
The doctors totally embraced the potential for [our product]. They were aware of the research globally. We ended up being swamped by the demand at the trade show.
We began hearing stories, like the one from a chiropractor in Tennessee. His wife is his office manager, who had some problems with her shoulder.
“David, I have to work on that shoulder everyday, I’ve had to do it for years. She put on your ointment using a sample from the [trade] show, and every day since then. David, I haven’t had to touch her shoulder since the show.”
We hear stories like this all the time. There is a physician in Los Angeles, whose patient is a celebrity chef, and she forwarded an email from the chef, talking about the substantial reduction in pain after using our product for a week or so.
We do know that we’ve created an extraordinarily effective product. Professional athletes, such as Jake Plummer, the former quarterback with the Denver Broncos, have praised CBD Clinic. Plummer said: “It goes to the source of pain and takes it away, allowing me to have freedom of movement and to live an active lifestyle.”
ConvergenceRI: How have you financed the CBD Clinic?
GOLDSMITH:
We raised our own capital, about $500,000. We spun off from Aidance, and we quickly raised the money we needed to get the company off the ground. It was all private money, from friends.

ConvergenceRI: How do you plan to advertise the product?
GOLDSMITH:
It will be a combination of things. We are reaching out to bloggers, in specialty areas such as lupus, as well as other areas with chronic pain.
We will be doing a lot of digital media promotion. We’re also advertising in chiropractic magazines, and we will be expanding that to physical therapy journals and family physician magazines.

ConvergenceRI: How is the CBD extract produced?
GOLDSMITH:
We have a partnership with Charlotte’s Web in Colorado to produce the CBD extract. It is the best and purest oil you can buy in the world, and the only one that we’re aware of that is controlled from seed to oil.
They grow their own, right from the seed, in ground that has never seen industrial anything. They control the entire process, from growing it to extracting it. It’s the highest quality CBD available anywhere, and we’re fortunate to have them as an exclusive, strategic partner.
We’re the only company that will be using their extracted CBD oil in topical medications.
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Original article: http://www.convergenceri.com/stories/RI-firm-develops-non-prescription-pain-relief-product-using-marijuana-extract,2837

Cannabis.net

July 11, 2016   Oaktree

Marijuana BENGAY Sports Cream? Ummm, Yes, Please
CBD Clinic Comes Out Firing With 200mg CBD Cream

In our quest to bring you the latest news and heath information from around the world, Cannabis.net gets to be an exclusive tester of CBD Clinic's level 5 sports cream. Level 5 packs a whopping 200mg of CBD, a menthol delivery system at 16% and a camphor aroma clocking in at 11%. We call this heavy weight puncher, "The Marijuana BENGAY".

We are beginning testing this week on sore backs (L4L5 to be exact, but who is counting disks anyway?), sore wrists, and achy muscles in the back, neck and shoulders. Stay tuned as we rub ourself into a lather with level 5 CBD muscle cream.

Reviews to come shortly!

If you want to check out the different leves of CBD strength that CBD Clinic offers, jump over to their website at CBDclinic.co

Original article: https://cannabis.net/blog/sports/marijuana-bengay-sports-cream-ummm-yes-please

Providence Business News

Monday, January 16, 2017

Aidance Scientific subsidiary CBD CLINIC producing new over-the-counter pain ointment.

BY NANCY KIRSCH   CONTRIBUTING WRITER

PROVIDENCE – CBD CLINIC, a subsidiary of Aidance Scientific, a Woonsocket company that develops and manufactures an extensive line of over-the-counter dermatology products, has launched a new array of topical pain treatments. CBD CLINIC’s new line of products combine U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved analgesic ingredients – such as camphor, menthol and lidocaine – with a hemp extract called cannabidiol, or CBD. The products are designed to treat a wide array of muscular skeletal pain, such as that occurring due to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, general aging, sports injuries, etc.

As the products are nearly free of THC, the substance in marijuana that gets people high, they can be produced in Rhode Island and sold nationally, the company reported. The CBD oil contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, which is below the threshold established by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency; once the oil is put into formulation, it’s diluted to nearly undetectable amounts, said David Goldsmith, co-founder of Aidance Scientific. The company describes the product series thusly: “Doesn’t get you high. Just better.” Read More

Although the retail series of four products is not available yet at sporting goods stores, fitness centers or drugstores, consumers can purchase them on a discounted basis during the company’s crowdfunding initiative, scheduled through January and, perhaps, February. Beyond the crowdfunding, CBD CLINIC has not yet determined whether it will sell the retail series online or exclusively through retail operations, Goldsmith said.

Currently, five products in the professional series – more potent than the retail series – are being sold to health care professionals, including chiropractors, osteopaths and massage therapists, who then sell them to their customers, although the company has not yet tapped the Rhode Island market. “We have not yet had the time to really develop the local market … we’d love to be able to make this [commercial product line] available to health care providers in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut,” said Goldsmith. Such health care professionals can purchase these products through the CBD CLINIC website or distributors around the country.

Goldsmith, who is also board president and co-founder of Med-Mates, a life sciences technology networking group, told Providence Business News that CBD CLINIC’s products – some are water-based creams and others are oil-based ointments – are different than other companies’ offerings.

“They are the first to incorporate FDA-approved analgesic ingredients [with CBD that are being] produced in an FDA-compliant, FDA-audited manufacturing facility,” he said, noting that Aidance Scientific and CBD CLINIC have the exclusive right to formulate products with the patented Charlotte’s Web CBD. The products’ entire formulation, designed to facilitate skin absorption, offers an alternative, said Goldsmith, that doctors describe as “nothing they’ve ever used before.” The CBD CLINIC products have no competition now in this specific market, as no other company has an FDA-registered product line that combines FDA-approved active ingredients and any cannabidiol, said Goldsmith.

Price points for a professional series range from $25 to $90 for a 1.5-ounce jar, which should last the typical user approximately four to six weeks, and Goldsmith said that many practitioners report that their patients opt for the most potent of these products, at $90. Although some patients are initially hesitant to purchase the products, given the price point, Goldsmith said many have found the products, which have a money-back guarantee, to be more effective than anything else they’ve tried before. Retail prices will range from $49 to $69 for a 1-ounce tube, which should last the typical user one month, he said.

Declining to reveal sales information on CBD CLINIC products, which have been sold since July 2016, Goldsmith said the demand has been much stronger than they expected. Of Aidance Scientific, whose employee base has grown from about 20 individuals one year ago to approximately 33 now, Goldsmith said, “We really believe that the CBD CLINIC line and everything we’re doing has the potential to grow very rapidly … and it’s all being produced here in Woonsocket.” With three full-time employees, CBD CLINIC is supported by Aidance Scientific employees in supply-chain management, marketing, formulation development and other areas, said Goldsmith.
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Original article: http://pbn.com/Aidance-Scientific-subsidiary-CBD-CLINIC-producing-new-over-the-counter-pain-ointment,119745

Cannabis.net

January 5, 2017   BostonBakedPete

Cannabis CBD Cream Goes Live On IndieGoGo
All Federally Legal And You Can Get Some Today

Interesting new crowdfunder just hit and it has to to with CBD and marijuana. A new cannabis-infused, topical pain relief product is now available for pre-purchase. CBD CLINIC™ is currently funding wider distribution of their CBD-infused topical pain relievers via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. (Click here to see it)

Medical cannabis use has been associated with pain relief for years. However, the Rhode Island-based startup has a new approach to cannabis in pain relief: CBD-infused ointments and creams that are safe, legal everywhere, and won’t show up in a drug test.

The company was founded by Ari Taube, David Goldsmith and Perry Antelman in 2015 with the mission of breaking down the stigmas associated with typical cannabis-based treatment for pain. For them, it was important from the start to create a product that is nearly devoid of THC so that it could be legally distributed and sold anywhere in the United States without a prescription.

Read More Charlotte’s Web became the clear choice for an exclusive supplier of CBD hemp oil. They were chosen for their dedication to the quality and purity of their crop -a result of strict control and guidelines that ensure their soil is clean and free of heavy metals. CBD CLINIC uses Charlotte’s Web CBD hemp oil along with FDA-approved analgesics to stop tough pain and provide lasting relief.

Charlotte’s Web’s unique approach to growing cannabidiol-rich marijuana strains low in THC has become a crucial step in changing public opinion about what marijuana-adjacent pharmaceuticals can be. Because of this approach, CBD CLINIC sources CBD hemp oil exclusively from the Colorado-based company. With no psychoactive effects, CBD CLINIC products are safe for anyone to use, without having to worry about a positive drug test.

With these ideals in mind, CBD CLINIC’s tagline became, “Doesn’t get you high. Just better.”

Pursuing a different regulatory strategy than most medical marijuana products (which contain THC), CBD CLINIC products were developed to easily manage many of the hurdles cannabis-related products face with state-regulation of THC. This allowed CBD CLINIC to quickly get its products into the hands of those suffering from pain. CBD-based products allow users whose states have not yet legalized medical marijuana legal access to an effective pain relief option.

The company was spun off from its parent company, Aidance Scientific, a manufacturer of dermatological pharmaceuticals for a wide range of conditions. Pain relief remained an untapped market for Aidance until the launch of CBD CLINIC, their first venture into topical analgesics. All CBD CLINIC products are made by the team and facilities already in place at Aidance Scientific’s headquarters in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

In the summer of 2015, the CBD CLINIC Professional Series began production and became available to healthcare professionals to sell to patients at their practices. Since then, the demand has exceeded company expectations, with the network of registered health professionals who carry CBD CLINIC’s Professional Series in their practice growing daily.

By using only ingredients that are legal federally, the company has found that many patients and doctors are not as resistant to trying a cannabis-related product as they might be otherwise. The de-stigmatization of cannabis-related pain relievers is a big hurdle companies have had to navigate in providing safe and effective pain relief. CBD CLINIC is spearheading the pushback against negative connotations toward cannabis as a medicinal option.

CBD CLINIC products are currently being used by many professional athletes. Most notably, former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer, who has praised the product for its effectiveness as a pain management tool on Twitter.

In addition to Plummer, several athletes and sports medicine figures have also praised CBD CLINIC’s uniquely effective formula and long-lasting effects. Included is Dr. Nelson Vetanze, the first official chiropractor in the NFL, who says, “CBD CLINIC are the best topical analgesic products I have ever used in my practice.”

Following this initial success, CBD CLINIC has decided to launch a Retail Series, which will make their products available outside doctor’s offices, into the wider world of retail distribution. For a new company, bringing a product line into retail can be cost-prohibitive. However, the demand for CBD CLINIC products has prompted the company to begin a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help speed this process, while also allowing donors to receive product as a reward before they are available to the general public.

Do you want to get involved, check out their funding here at Indiegogo.com.

By donating to the crowdfunding campaign early, supporters can receive the steepest discounts over final retail pricing. Most rewards You can help fund the project at this link. are set to ship as soon as April, since the processes of formulation and manufacturing have already been put into place.

How does it work?

CBD CLINIC ointments and creams are so effective because of their three foundational components: Natural emollients, powerful terpenes, and aromatic cannabidiol (CBD).

The base of each product in CBD CLINIC’s lineup contains all-natural emollients (complex moisturizers) that are readily absorbed by human skin. Choice emollients were hand-selected and combined via a proprietary method to help quickly deliver pain-relieving ingredients into the skin. These help active analgesic compounds penetrate deep into the skin, increasing blood flow to muscle and joints. Notably, there are no cheap synthetic ingredients, like benzyl alcohol or petrolatum.

Terpenes, like menthol and camphor, produce an analgesic reaction by decreasing neuronal excitability, desensitizing the area of pain at the neuron-level. Terpenes are aromatic hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants, which produces the plant’s distinct aromas. CBD CLINIC products differ from other CBD-infused pain relievers because, as a result of using Charlotte’s Web CBD hemp oil, they are rich in organic terpenes.

So, in addition to the terpenes added as part of product formulation, there are additional, naturally occurring terpenes present in the CBD oil itself. These are well recognized for their benefits in reducing inflammation, muscle pain, and nerve pain, as well as for overall pain management. They are also considered to add an ‘entourage effect,’ supporting CBD as a neuromodulator of the endocannabinoid system.

Although research into the body’s endocannabinoid system and its ability to be modulated by external cannabinoids is still in the early phases, the British Journal of Pharmacology (among others) have reported that cannabidiol (CBD) has been identified as an allosteric modulator capable of slowing down neurotransmitter signaling. This means that CBD can assist active ingredients already shown to be analgesics in reducing pain.

All three of these components ultimately work together to help interrupt pain signaling by the brain.

You can learn more about CBD CLINIC’s full line of products at their site, cbdclinic.co.
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Original article: https://cannabis.net/blog/news/cannabis-cbd-cream-goes-live-on-indiegogo

Massage Magazine

December 19, 2016   Karen Menehan

Marijuana & Massage: Are CBD Pain-Relief Products Caught Up in New DEA Rule?

At a Glance

DEA Issues New Code for Extract
Cannabidiol (CBD) personal-care products include topical products such as patches, salves and oils, and are created from hemp, a cousin to marijuana. Some massage therapists, chiropractors and the general public have embraced CBD products for pain relief.

Read More Now, many people in the cannabis industry are scrambling to interpret a new rule issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Dec. 14 titled “Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract”—and to determine if it could affect manufacturers and distributors of hemp-derived products. The rule is scheduled to take effect Jan 13, 2017.

What has resulted is curiosity on the part of some hemp advocates regarding whether or not the new code will have an effect on the CBD industry.
What is seems to come down to is whether a CBD product is ingested or applied topically.

DEA spokesperson Russ Baer told MASSAGE Magazine that CBD lotions, topical ointments and patches are exempt from controls under the Controlled Substances Act, while edible hemp-derived products are not.

Increased Vigilance?
Plants of the genus Cannabis include both hemp and marijuana. Industrial hemp contains less than 0.3 percent THC; therefore, CBD oil derived from hemp seeds does not effect the high commonly associated with marijuana, while CBD oil derived from marijuana seeds contains an appreciable amount of THC.

According to the Office of the Federal Register, a new Administration Controlled Substances Code Number was created for marijuana extract in order to better allow quantities of extract material to be tracked apart from quantities of marijuana, and therefore help in complying with international drug control treaties.

The action taken by the DEA was to amend the Code of Federal Regulations related to food and drugs, to include a new subparagraph that creates a new code, 7350, pertinent to CBD extracts. Until now the DEA had used code 7360 for marijuana, or cannabis, and everything derived from it.

Some cannabis advocates say that with this change, the DEA is signaling increased vigilance over interstate hemp-product distribution, while Baer indicated the code change was more along the lines of administrative housekeeping meant to better reflect the activities of scientific research.

“Some attorneys are interpreting it as, ‘This is DEA sending up a red flag’ regarding whether it’s legal to move hemp across state lines or not,” Deputy Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association Taylor West told MASSAGE Magazine.

It’s possible that due to this rule, hemp-derived product distributors could be in violation of federal law when shipping such products across state lines, West said—but whether or not all those distributors were actually in compliance with federal law before now is not clear either.

“Certainly lots of people have made that case [for compliance], but I would not consider that to be a 100-percent accepted theory,” West said.

What is known is that in the 24 states that are in compliance with Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, it is legal to grow and distribute hemp, because that section “defines hemp as distinct from marijuana and does not treat it as a controlled substance when grown under a compliant state program,” according to a Dec. 14 press release published by the Hemp Industries Association.

Lack of Clarity

Despite laws on the books pertaining specifically to hemp products, there has been a lack of clarity among the public, the media and even hemp advocates about whether hemp-derived CBD products for pain relief fall under the Controlled Substances Act that lists marijuana as a Schedule I drug—a class that also includes LSD and heroin; therefore, many companies have operated under the belief that hemp-derived CBD products were not under the controlled substances act, West added, “and they have been moving products across state lines and selling them in nonregulated areas.”

However, official sources say all forms of cannabis, including hemp, have always been included under Schedule I. For example, the Industrial Hemp Facts published by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture—Kentucky being one of the states that is in compliance with Section 7606 of the federal Farm Bill—reads, “Under the current U.S. drug policy, all cannabis varieties, including hemp, are considered Schedule I controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act.”

Yet, in recent years, various governmental entities have acknowledged the differences between hemp and marijuana, and have legislated accordingly.

In California, for example, the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act, passed in 2013, revised the definition of marijuana to exclude industrial hemp, and defined industrial hemp as a “fiber or oilseed crop, or both,” that contains less than 0.3 percent of THC and that is intended to be used for fiber or oil derived from the stalks or seeds.

Then in 2014, President Obama signed into law the Farm Bill, which included an amendment to legalize hemp cultivation for research-related purposes.

Yet, just as medical- and recreational-marijuana laws vary from state to state, so too do laws applying to the cultivation of hemp. While some states have approved hemp-cultivation laws, in 20 states and the District of Columbia, cultivation of hemp is illegal.

One thing is clear: As a growing number of U.S. states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use, the number of people in the general population who are turning to marijuana and its more sedate cousin, hemp, is growing as well.

Even with the lack of consistent regulation, CBD products are big business. According to the Hemp Business Journal CBD Report, by the year 2020 the CBD market will increase by 30 percent to $2.1 billion, with $450 million of that derived from hemp-based sources.

The New Code

According to Baer, the DEA uses a four-digit code for any controlled substance for the purpose of registration, “so whether you are a manufacturer, importer-exporter, or a researcher, anyone that’s handling a controlled substance, you complete that DEA form with a drug code.

“The establishment of the marijuana extract code allows us to process these applications more efficiently and give priority to researchers that are wanting to do medical scientific research on extracts,” he added.

Further, Baer provided input into an article titled “New DEA rule on extracts, CBD causes commotion in cannabis industry,” written by a reporter with The Cannabist online publication. In his email to The Cannabist, Baer said, “We have not changed any control status with this Federal Register Notice … Everything remains schedule I, so no other provisions of the law (registration, security requirements, research protocols, etc.) change. Companies will simple [sic] use a new code for extracts.”

National Hemp Association Assistant Director Alli Cloyd told MASSAGE Magazine she would tell CBD-product manufacturers and users, “Don’t be worried at this point.”

CBD Clinic co-founder David Goldsmith shared Cloyd’s view; he said as soon as his company’s staff heard about the new code, they immediately spoke with legal counsel and were told the code will not have an impact on the hemp industry.

He told MASSAGE Magazine that once the DEA posted the code change on its website, “this got picked up by people in the media who took it as something entirely new and a new threat, when in fact it really isn’t that.”

CBD Products for Pain: Wait and See

Meanwhile, what does all this mean for the companies manufacturing and distributing CBD products, including topical products such as patches, salves and oils intended for pain relief?

According to Goldsmith, CBD topical companies should not be worried by this code change; they should only be be worried if they are making medical claims for which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could come after them.

“If you have a CBD topical and all it says is ‘CBD topical for skin,’ that’s not a medical claim,” he said. “You can’t distribute a product that makes medical claims if it doesn’t have an FDA-approved component.”

Others suggest a wait-and-see approach, tempered with caution.

Companies need to realize they have already been operating in a somewhat gray area, West said, “and if you have been told by attorneys that it is not a gray area, they may not be doing you the best service—which is not to say these businesses should not be taking this risk, but they should understand there is a risk involved.”

Of Baer’s statement to The Cannabist, West said Baer seemed to be implying that the DEA is not planning to go out of its way to target CBD companies that are producing hemp-derived CBD products and selling them, “but you can weigh that against the fact that one of the express [DEA] priorities is to prevent interstate commerce of marijuana products, so now you could be opened up to risk that wasn’t as stark before.”

Hemp advocates are ready to fight back should the code change threaten the manufacture and distribution of CBD products.

“DEA has stated that CBD is a controlled substance previously,” stated a Dec. 15 press release from the Hemp Industries Association. “HIA strongly disagrees with the DEA position and is ready to take action to defend should DEA take any action to block the production, processing or sale of hemp under Sec. 7606 [of the Farm Bill].”
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Original article: https://www.massagemag.com/42319-marijuana-massage-cbd-products-caught-new-dea-rule-42319/

The Valley Breeze

11/15/2016

Woonsocket company introduces ‘revolutionary’ marijuana alternative for pain
WOONSOCKET – A city-based startup company has created a new pain reliever combining FDA-approved analgesic ingredients with a hemp extract that they say is the first of its kind in the country.

“There’s good news for the estimated 250,000 Rhode Islanders who suffer from chronic pain,” according to a press release on the news from CBD Clinic, working in partnership with Aidance Scientific of Woonsocket.

The company has introduced a line of pain relief products using a hemp extract called cannabidiol that is legal in all 50 states, and reportedly has exclusive rights to formulate with the patented Charlotte’s Web CBD, featured last year in CNN documentaries by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

“Professional athletes and doctors throughout the U.S. report that CBD Clinic ointments and creams effectively reduce even the most severe muscle and joint pain,” the release explained. Read More

The products are reportedly in use by a number of professional and Olympic athletes including former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer, who had daily pain from injuries during his decade playing in the NFL, and Duane Ludwig, a professional UFC fighter and trainer who holds the official fastest knockout record in the UFC.

Nelson Vetanze, the first official chiropractor for the NFL, said “CBD Clinic are the best topical analgesic products I have ever used in my practice.”

CBD Clinic products are formulated as over-the-counter non-prescription medications.

“They offer an immediate alternative to the thousands of people in R.I. exploring medical marijuana and other alternatives for treatment of muscle and joint pain, including arthritis, sports injuries, back injuries, neuropathic pain, and pain commonly associated with fibromyalgia, cancer, multiple sclerosis, sciatica, Lyme disease and other ailments,” the press release explained.

Company officials said that the Charlotte’s Web hemp extract in the CBD Clinic product line is nearly devoid of THC – the substance in marijuana that is psychoactive and gets you high. There’s also no concern of THC showing up in drug tests.

“Numerous worldwide studies of the endocannabinoid system suggest that aromatic hydrocarbons in CBD, and similar organic compounds called terpenes, may be effective interrupting pain signaling to the brain, thereby reducing the sensation of pain.”

The CBD Clinic product line was developed in partnership with Aidance Scientific, founded in 2004, which develops and manufactures an extensive line of mostly all-natural, non-prescription dermatology products in its Rhode Island FDA-registered facility. Aidance products are distributed globally and are available at CVS, Walgreens, and other major retailers.

CBD Clinic has embarked on a very different regulatory strategy than the hundreds of companies developing medical marijuana products containing THC. The product line was developed to provide an entirely new class of non-prescription topical medications in the $3 billion topical analgesics market that, according to the company, offers Revolutionary Pain Relie. The company’s mission is to help people throughout the world be as pain-free as possible and have easy access to a cannabis-infused product that “Doesn’t get you high. Just better.” Read Less

Original article: http://www.valleybreeze.com/2016-11-15/north-providence/woonsocket-company-introduces-revolutionary-marijuana-alternative-pain/

NEWSWIRE

Oct 14, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Lebanon, PA, October 14, 2016 (Newswire.com) - ​Over-the-counter, non-prescription ointments and creams contain natural emollients, powerful terpenes and aromatic Cannabidiol to deliver relief from joint/muscle pain.

Healthy Hemp, LLC (HealthyHemp.com), a recognized online store offering various hemp products that deliver the necessary nutrients for proper body functioning, announced the distribution of the new CBD CLINIC topical pain relief product, available only to doctors and which are FDA-registered and made in an FDA-audited facility. Since its introduction earlier this year, the CBD CLINIC Professional Series over-the-counter, non-prescription ointments and creams have reportedly provided relief to NFL players and other professional athletes regularly exposed to pain-inflicting injuries.

Each formula in the CBD CLINIC Professional Series of creams and ointments contain three foundational components for delivering relief from joint and muscle pain associated with daily living, sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, bruises and related types of inflammation - natural emollients, powerful terpenes and aromatic Cannabidiol. Further, CBD CLINIC products are all formulated with Charlotte's Web Cannabidiol (CBD+CW), a whole-plant extract from a patented Cannabis plant that is nearly devoid of THC, with CBD oil from the plant categorized as an industrial hemp oil extract legal in all 50 states. Read More

Through Healthy Hemp, LLC's distribution of CBD CLINIC pain relief formulas, doctors will have access to the Professional Series five-level system, comprised of Level 1: Mild Odor-Free (containing four-percent Lidocaine, 25mg CBD), Level 2: Mild-Moderate (containing three-percent Camphor and Amica, 50mg CBD), Level 3: Moderate (containing four-percent of Menthol, 75mg CBD), Level 4: Severe (containing seven-percent Menthol and five-percent Camphor, 100mg CBD) and Level 5: Pro Sport (containing 16-percent Menthol and 11-percent Camphor, 200mg CBD). According to Healthy Hemp, LLC and Abascus of Colorado LLC representatives, these options for doctors' patients offer varying levels of pain management, unique formulations and effective doses of Cannabidiol (CBD).

"By formulating non-prescription analgesic creams and ointments with fast absorption properties, powerful deep pain-relieving terpenes and Endocannabinoid Modulators, the next stage in pain management has become a reality," according to Ari Taube, the CEO of Abacus of Colorado creator of CBD Clinic products. "While most CBD on the market is low in terpenes, CBD+CW is rich in organic terpenes that are secreted in the flower's resin gland, where the CBD and terpenes are naturally formed together; we are proud that Healthy Hemp,LLC is offering exclusively to health and wellness professionals these products that are recognized for their benefits in reducing inflammation, muscle pain, nerve pain, stress and overall pain management."

Launched in January 2015 and headquartered in central Pennsylvania, Healthy Hemp,LLC remains the nation's leading distributor of the world-famous Charlotte's Web plant-based extract, enriched with components that nourish and replenish the body. The product, a non-GMO 100-percent vegetarian and gluten-free extract oil, comes in MCT, a fractionated coconut or olive oil that boasts a subtle but pleasing chocolate mint flavor. Healthy Hemp,LLC offers the two oils in multiple strengths and sizes, fulfilling customer expectations of high quality and purity standards.

All members of Healthy HempTM LLC and Healthy Hemp Solutions LLC have no affiliation with FBEC Worldwide, Inc. (stock symbol FBEC), Healthy Hemp Energy, and Wolf Shot Energy.

Healthy Hemp,LLC can be reached by calling (855) 711-HEMP (4367). For more information about the CBD CLINIC products and all of Healthy Hemp's offerings visit https://www.healthyhemp.com/cbd-clinic/

Source: Healthy Hemp, LLC.
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