The surprising story of medical marijuana and pediatric epilepsy | Josh Stanley | TEDxBoulder

Josh will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychotropic strain of marijuana which is drastically reducing seizures for many pediatric epilepsy patients in Colorado. With millions facing life-threatening illnesses, Josh outlines the hurdles needed to effect social change and maps a path toward helping those who desperately need revolutionary medicine.

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CBD Rich Medical Cannabis

CBD (cannabidiol), a substance found in medical cannabis, will one day be recognized as one of the world’s most valuable medicines. CBD produces many of the medical benefits of cannabis but suppresses—or balances—the psychoactive effects of THC. It is a powerful preventive, curative and holistic medicine for some of the most serious diseases plaguing humankind – diseases like cancer and epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.

It’s also a great alternative for anybody who finds today’s cannabis too strong, or who just wants to access the therapeutic and wellness effects of cannabis without its psychoactive properties for whatever reason.

Both THC and CBD are part of an estimated 85 different chemical compounds found in cannabis known as cannabinoids. Each strain of cannabis medicine contains varying quantities of the different cannabinoids, which is why some strains work better for patients than others do. Strains that contain more CBD than THC are known as CBD-rich strains, and have quite different effects from THC-rich strains.

Our medical cannabis dispensary, has made a special effort to provide a regular selection of CBD-rich cannabis medicines for patients who prefer them. This often includes patients with serious illnesses that respond to CBD, such as seniors, as well as new users who may view its psychoactive effects as undesirable. Patients who began using cannabis in the 1960s and 1970s also prefer CBD-rich medicine since most strains from back in those times contained higher levels of CBD.

Federal crackdowns on outdoor cannabis cultivation in the 1980s and 1990s forced growers to move indoors and plant under high-intensity lamps, which unlike sun-grown cannabis, is a much more expensive (and environmentally destructive) method of cultivation. In order to recoup the increased cost of production, growers sought out ever more potent strains of cannabis, because they fetched a higher price in the illicit marketplace. In turn, underground breeders propagated increasingly stronger strains of cannabis. In the process, the breeders almost eliminated CBD from the nation’s cannabis supply, because it had no value in the underground market.

Before the availability of lab testing for cannabis, breeders had no way of knowing how they were affecting CBD content. And in those days, very little had been discovered about its medical benefits.

After we became the first dispensary to lab test cannabis, we discovered the extreme shortage of CBD in our available supply of alternative medicine. In order to make sure all our patients who needed CBD were able to obtain it, we launched a breeding and cultivation program in Europe to increase the amount of CBD-rich medicine on our shelves.

Today, we offer several different types of CBD-rich products and alternative medicine to all patients worldwide every day, as well as CBD-rich oils.
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710 Show Hosted by TheNug Celebrates the Fusion of Hip-Hop and Cannabis Cultures in the Bay Area


Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014

NugMedia, a company that operates several popular Cannabis culture-themed websites including TheNug.com, is hosting The 710 Show on July 10, 2014 at the Uptown in Oakland, CA. Several Bay Area hip-hop acts are scheduled to perform during the 710 show, including Pep Love of Hieroglyphics and Souls of Mischief’s A-Plus.

The event will also feature a DJ set from AmpLive of Zion I, a performance by Locksmith from Frontline as well as support provided by G-roy, DJ Hellagood and Celsius 7. The 710 show will take place on July 10th (7/10), and doors open at 7:10pm in Oakland, CA at The Uptown (1928 Telegraph Ave.). Tickets for the 710 Show are now available, and until June 27, individuals can buy three tickets get the fourth for free by using code “four4three” on the tixr website.

With the rise in popularity of “dabs,” high-THC concentrates and oils, July 10th (7/10) has grown in popularity as an important date in the Cannabis community and has become known as “Dab Day.” 710 is OIL backwards, and hash oil, honey oil and “wax” are potent concentrations of marijuana that have become increasingly popular among medical marijuana patients and Cannabis culture enthusiasts.

NugMedia operates several successful online properties with a large and loyal community of Cannabis culture enthusiasts. The company recently launched a Cannabis advertising network that provides a unique and powerful platform for publishers and advertisers to grow their businesses. With the addition of event planning to its portfolio, NugMedia is able to offer a comprehensive set of opportunities for advertisers to reach their target audiences, including via the company’s media properties, targeted events, brand development services, and product reviews.

“The relationship between music and Cannabis is symbiotic, and the 710 Show offers a unique opportunity for companies to promote their brands to the Marijuana and hip-hop communities,” said John Oram, Director at NugMedia. “Events like the 710 Show build trust and credibility with our community while also enabling us to develop and deliver more effective advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Many of our advertisers will have visibility at the 710 Show and will benefit from direct engagement with the Cannabis community.”

About NugMedia

NugMedia operates Cannabis culture-themed online properties and offers turnkey solutions for companies in the Marijuana industry to market their products to online consumers. NugMedia’s Cannabis-themed websites attract more than 900,000 monthly unique visitors and four million monthly page views, which makes the company’s collection of online properties one of the largest online Cannabis culture communities in the world. The management team at NugMedia consists of a group of successful Cannabis business veterans, entrepreneurs, artists and developers with decades of combined experience in the Cannabis industry. NugMedia properties include TheNug.com, NugBooth, and the recently-launched NugBoard. For more information, visit http://www.nugmedia.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram @TheNugster!






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Spring Into Your Best Self with a Renewed Approach to Wellness


Bloomingdale, Ill. (PRWEB) March 18, 2015

For many, New Year’s Resolutions may have come and gone by now, but Spring offers a new opportunity to “think clean” and refresh one’s perspective on attaining a healthier and more fit lifestyle. Dr. Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RD and author of “The SuperFoodsRx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients” shares her tips on setting new, more healthful and active habits that anyone can easily adopt.

“Better health is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but as a health and wellness professional and also an active woman I know it takes a dedicated, holistic approach to achieve success,” said Dr. Bazilian, who is also a wellness spokesperson for NOW®, a leading natural products manufacturer with more than 1,400 high-quality and affordable foods, sports nutrition, dietary supplements and personal care products. “This means creating new, simple strategies that make a healthier routine realistic, from helping you choose more wholesome, real foods to thinking about ways to fit in more exercise, and also being mindful of what you put on your body to look and feel healthy and fabulous.”

Dr. Wendy offers these seven strategies and tips to help people spring into their best selves this season and beyond:

1.    Make a Morning Routine

Start the day with a personal intention: Wake up, stretch your body from head to toes, take 10 deep belly breaths before rising, and put on a smile. Prepare in advance a healthy breakfast that you can enjoy in no-time each morning like Coconut Flax Crunch Bars, created by NOW’s R&D Chef Suzy Singh, that will last you throughout the week. They’re easy to grab when on the go and promote long-lasting energy with nutritious ingredients like Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Hemp Seed Hearts and Macadamia Nuts.

2.    Spring Clean Your Shelves

From the kitchen pantry to the bathroom and medicine cabinets, use Dr. Bazilian’s 3 R’s to Rid, Restock, Reorganize. Rid the pantry and cabinets of items that have been hanging around past their prime or that have artificial ingredients and preservatives or that are high in refined flour or sugars. Restock with items to feel good about and products with whole foods and recognizable, pure ingredients such as NOW’s new line of Ellyndale Foods™ Premium Cooking Oils, a unique collection of great-tasting oils with a focus on premium ingredients, innovative flavors, and superior packaging. The oils, which are always natural or organic, non-GMO, and produced in small batches, are available in a variety of flavors to enhance the freshness of favorite recipes (try the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Chef Suzy’s Amaranth & Beet Salad with Goji Coconut Dressing). Use an indelible pen to mark the purchase date and know when to ‘rid’ next time – it works with supplements and beauty care products, too! And lastly, reorganize by putting those foods and products that you want to choose front and center. To help keep your new routine going strong, store a convenient probiotic in the pantry or medicine cabinet for fast immune system support, such as new NOW® Probiotic 10™ Packets.

3.    Unprocess Your Diet

Start with seven days: Drink water or tea only for the week and hydrate often. Have a fruit or vegetable at every meal. Bypass any refined grains and sugars and instead focus on whole grains like Living Now® Organic Tri-Color Quinoa, which is also gluten-free. Make a Green Chia Smoothie that’s chock full of plant-based nutrients, or the Cinnamon Chocolate Protein Shake that uses a plant protein like NOW® Sports Plant Protein Complex. Make a goal to have a salad every day at lunch or dinner.

4.    Focus on Heart Healthy Fats

Avoid the added trans fats and limit saturated fats from the diet. Instead focus on food sources of fats like heart-healthy salmon, plant-based omega-3 fats from walnuts and flaxseed meal, monounsaturated fats from avocados, coconuts and olives, and high quality oils like NEW Ellyndale Organics™ Coconut Oil Infusions™. These cooking oils combine the heart-healthy benefits and rich taste of coconut oil with bold, inspiring flavors to add zest to recipes and snacks, or can be used as a drizzle or spread.

5.    Plan Smart Snacks

Plan snacks for a week or two to ensure healthy snacking. Make a trail mix with raw or roasted nuts and dried fruit or try a high quality, real foods snack mix like NOW Real Food® Nuts About Berries.

6.    Move that Body!

Spring clean your body by clearing those cobwebs inside and get moving! Make 30 minutes a consistent everyday goal from either planned exercise or take a 10 minute walk before or after each meal. You can do more time and intensity for heart health and fitness, but make a serious deal with yourself that you’ll get a minimum of 20 minutes of purposeful movement (walking counts!) each and every day. And hydrate before and after to optimize your activity. Tea provides great hydration, too, so try NOW Real Tea® PomeGreenate™ hot or cold for an energizing boost.

7.    Protect Your Skin

The warmer weather helps bring our active routines outdoors, so there’s greater need to protect the skin from the sun and elements. Remember to cover up during peak sunlight and moisturize sun-kissed skin with a natural, preservative-free product like NOW® Solutions Aloe Soothing Gel™.

To request an interview with Dr. Bazilian about natural, energetic and healthy living, please email Alana(at)zapwater.com. All NOW products are available at http://www.NOWFoods.com, and also at health food stores nationwide. To stay up-to-date on NOW Foods news, follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For Chef Singh recipes, visit http://www.NOWFoodsblog.com/recipes.

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ABOUT NOW FOODS:

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural Is better, NOW Foods has grown from a small family operation into one of the most highly respected manufacturers in the natural products industry. Still a family-owned company today, NOW provides customers with a comprehensive approach to wellness by offering more than 1,400 dietary supplements, foods, sports nutrition and personal care products. NOW Foods is committed to offering safe, affordable products of the highest quality, and is a highly regarded advocate in the natural products industry. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bloomingdale, Ill., has been GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)-certified since 2000 and its in-house laboratory capabilities are among the best in the industry. The company has over 1300 employees, and its products are sold in more than 80 countries. After 45 years in the natural products industry, NOW remains committed to its original mission – to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. http://www.NOWFoods.com






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C&W: U.S. Office Real Estate Sector Poised for Significant Near-Term Growth


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

The economic environment over the next three years will be the best for the office real estate sector in more than a decade, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s 2015-2017 U.S. Office Review & Forecast, released today. In fact, the commercial real estate services firm anticipates that the combination of rising employment and total income, strong consumer spending and business investment growth will likely lead to strong demand across all property types.

“The U.S. economy entered 2015 with strong positive momentum,” noted Cushman & Wakefield’s Ken McCarthy, senior managing director, research. “Businesses are more optimistic than they have been since 2007, anticipating strong sales growth. As their focus shifts from concerns about costs, to growing top line revenue, businesses are hiring more aggressively.”

The U.S. office market ended 2014 on solid footing and is poised for even stronger growth through 2017. A relatively limited construction pipeline and tenant demand for modern space translated into a lack of quality space in several markets, tipping the scales back in favor of the landlord. Some market indicators ended the year at levels not seen since the recession.

According to the Cushman & Wakefield U.S. Office Review & Forecast:

Although the occupier trend toward efficiencies is expected to continue, with fewer square footage allocated per employee, job growth will be strong enough to drive down vacancies.
Absorption over the next three years is forecast to total 175 million square feet, which is more than the past eight years combined.
Through 2017, 131 million square feet of new supply is anticipated, hitting annual growth rates not seen since 2008. While older-generation office buildings sit empty in many markets across the country, occupiers’ appetites for new or completely rehabbed properties show no signs of abating. Not only are occupiers seeking efficiencies that only new or renovated space can provide, but they are using this space as a tool to enhance their brands, and thus attract and retain a pool of young talent.
Average asking rent growth in the United States is expected to come in at just under 5.0 percent in 2015 and 2016, and 3.6 percent in 2017, well above the 10-year average of 2.8 percent. Markets expected to experience double-digit annual rent growth at least once over the forecast horizon include Boston, Seattle and Silicon Valley.

CITIES VS. SUBURBS

Occupiers continue to flock to the urban cores across the U.S., with talent attraction and retention their top priorities. “The millennial population, in particular, has demonstrated its preference for an urban environment in all facets of their lives,” said John Santora, CEO, North America, Cushman & Wakefield. “Working, living and playing have become a more seamless experience for this generation, which continues to enter, and will soon dominate, the labor market.”

Unsurprisingly then, the nation’s CBD markets are performing better than their non-CBD counterparts by nearly every measure. Yet while the exodus of businesses and residents alike from the suburbs to the urban core has been well-documented, many non-CBD markets across the country are thriving and are expected to continue to do so over the next several years.

“While it is true that the auto-centric suburban office park with few amenities has fallen out of favor with tenants, properties along transit lines outside of traditional downtown areas continue to attract occupiers,” said Maria T. Sicola, Cushman & Wakefield’s head of Research for the Americas. “The best-positioned suburban properties are those that offer an ‘urban’ feel, offering a mix of office, retail, residential and recreational space.”

According to the Cushman & Wakefield report, most market indicators will be at or close to their pre-recession levels by 2017. “Growth in occupied space will continue to be muted somewhat by the large-scale trend of tenants taking less space,” Sicola explained. “Still, the removal of antiquated properties to other uses will keep vacancy rates in check even as more and more construction completes. As occupiers and investors adjust to this new ‘normal,’ we expect more markets to return to equilibrium, well ahead of the next cycle.”

In addition to covering market fundamentals and trends, the 2015-2017 U.S. Office Review & Forecast offers rankings of top CBD and non-CBD markets according to vacancy rate declines, rent increases and absorption, along with three-year vacancy and rental rate forecasts for major markets nationwide. The full report can be accessed at http://www.cushmanwakefield.us/en/research-and-insight/2015/2015-2017-us-office-overview-and-forecast/.

Cushman & Wakefield Research for the Americas is recognized worldwide for the originality of its research and the value of its thought leadership. The team collects data from an array of publicly available sources, owners, agents and most importantly, from the firm’s brokers, appraisers and property managers. Cushman & Wakefield’s 228 research professionals track more than 26 billion square feet in 170 office and industrial markets worldwide. Senior research personnel use proprietary as well as secondary data to produce reports on topics affecting the real estate industry.

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