When motion sickness strikes, the symptoms are unmistakable. Most often they occur while traveling on train, plane, boat, or car and result in cold sweats; increased saliva production; shallow rapid breathing; extreme tiredness; pale skin; dizziness; overwhelming nausea and vomiting.
For sufferers, this condition puts strain on travel plans and undermines a simple road trip into an exhausting nightmare. Many endure symptoms until landing and debilitating symptoms on boat voyages can last for days. There is a wide selection of over-the-counter medications using the active ingredient of antihistamines. These remedies must be taken during a certain window of time in order to be effective and can cause extreme lethargy and drowsiness. When it feels like there are no dependable solutions that don’t cause drowsiness, consider...
Guys, falling asleep is hard. Try as I might to blissfully count sheep while cuddled up in my sheets, my stressed-out brain always manages to take the reins, simultaneously circulating thoughts about my overflowing laundry basket that desperately needs attention, the next workday's to-do list, my bank account that's constantly begging for mercy, and, oh sh*t — did I forget to call my mom today? Next thing I know, it's 3:17 a.m., I've switched sleeping positions about 23 times, and I'm stressing out about being stressed out, wondering why human brains weren't simply programmed with an "off" switch. Sound familiar?
If you, too, struggle with a flood of anxious thoughts at bedtime, there's a bright, froth-covered light at the end of the sleepless tunnel. I touched...
A roomy, red-sided milking parlor remains the focal point of Quarry Road Farm, just as it has since Joel Pominville's father founded it in 1953. But there's a new addition this year to the 180-head Middlebury dairy operation. On a 13-acre field where corn used to grow, the first crop of hemp is nearly ready for harvest.
"Hemp is easy to grow," Pominville said. "If the money looks good and it looks like the future is good, probably we'll end up selling the herd down to an easy management."
Sam Berthiaume, his cousin and partner, put it more bluntly.
"We're looking for a future," he said. "There's no money in cows."
Quarry Road Farm is not alone in viewing hemp as a new business opportunity. From generations-old dairy operations...
For thousands of years, humanity has used the Cannabis plant for a variety of purposes, whether it be for medicinal, ceremonial, or recreational use. For a variety of reasons ranging from political to capitalistic, Cannabis has been outlawed in most countries around the globe. In the past 20 years, however, The United States has been taking baby steps toward undoing this so-called “War on Drugs” by allowing about half of the 50 states to prescribe cannabis medicinally and allowing a handful of states to cultivate and use the plant recreationally. It is with this lifting of prohibitive laws in The US that we have begun to see a renaissance of cannabis research and development.
The average citizen that has grown up in the US has probably...
Brandon Allen stood alongside Pine Street Sunday morning dressed as a marijuana leaf, waving customers into Green State Gardener, a shop that sells growing supplies.
"Cannabis got legalized today, we're a grow shop" Allen said. "We're here inviting anybody who wants to start."...
Recreational use of marijuana became legal in Vermont on Sunday. While the sale of pot is still illegal, adults 21 or over may possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, as well as two mature plants and four immature plants.
"We definitely have seen a ramp up in interest and very excited after today to introduce this hobby, this therapeutic and recreational hobby to a whole host of new people," said Kelsy Raap, general manager of Green State Gardener.
And the steady stream of customers coming...
Hello friends and CBD lovers! Today I’m sharing Upstate Elevator Supply, a brand with incredible CBD products that have quickly become some of my favorites. You know I’ve tried a lot of CBD brands and products, and Upstate Elevator Supply have several items that have become my top picks. I’m very excited to share them with you!
Organically grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO hemp used in Upstate’s product line is sourced from both Vermont and Colorado.
Patented extraction and purification process. Their organic farms work closely with their lab technicians to extract, purify and concentrate sustainably grown and harvested hemp into a wide array of natural, botanical remedies.
Full Spectrum Capsules are made from the whole plant using only water and pressure.
In addition to high...
Cannabidiol (CBD) has recently become an immensely popular part of the Cannabis industry. CBD is becoming widely accepted in mainstream culture due to its therapeutic properties and recent changes to federal law. l. Many people are beginning to understand how this phytochemical can fit into their daily lives.
With the widespread use of CBD, it is important to be informed about the safety, efficacy, and potential side effects. While rigorous clinical studies are still needed to evaluate the full potential of CBD, preclinical research (including both cell culture and animal models) has shown CBD to have a range of effects that may be therapeutically useful. Potential benefits include anti-seizure, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-tumor, anti-psychotic, and anti-anxiety properties.
A summary of studies indicate that CBD likely has...
Endocannabinoid System, Full Spectrum and the Entourage Effect
At Upstate Elevator Supply Company, we understand there is an enormous amount of information circulating around hemp oil and its benefits. If you are new to CBD, are seeking holistic ways to bring calm and well-being into your hectic life or simply want to know what the noise is all about, here’s all the info you need to start your journey into CBD oil products. Don’t worry, we promise to keep it simple.
CBD Oil Is Legal and Won’t Make You High
First of all, let’s clear the air on the misconceptions of hemp oil and getting high. CBD (cannabidiol) oil is derived from industrial hemp, a strain of the cannabis sativa plant. This strain is non-psychoactive or doesn’t...
Already awash with options, Java-swillers and tea-lovers in Burlington are increasingly topping up their cups with CBD, or cannabidiol, purveyors say.
The fuel additive is a legal, no-high hemp derivative that typically raises a café tab by about $2.50.
Enthusiasts have voted with their wallets, said Dan Smith of Cosmic Grind on Church Street: “CBD sells itself.”
Stirred, foamed, dolloped or steeped, CDB transforms the buzz of caffeine into something a tad more mellow, Smith said.
“Functional chill” is how California-based KickBack Cold Brew describes the nuanced effects from its coffee-CBD combo.
Many more enthusiasts tout CBD as having a broad range of therapeutic benefits.
Those claims have yet to be verified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Nonetheless, demand is surging in the Queen City.
On Thursday, Cosmic Grind on Church Street took delivery...
With the rise in popularity and widespread use of CBD, many are beginning to ask how they can integrate this wonderful plant into their lives. With traditional medicinal Cannabis, many people will simply grow their own plants or purchase dried flower to smoke. CBD, however, it is not as easy to grow, harvest, and consume. There are typically additional steps taken to reach an optimal end product.
Cannabis plants contain a slew of phytochemicals which work together in a phenomenon known as the entourage effect(1). The entourage effect tells us that while the individual phytochemicals in Cannabis may be effective, their sum is greater than the individual parts. Many of the different phytochemicals and terpenes within a common cannabis or hemp plant have individual benefits, but...