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CBD and Arthritis

CBD and Arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, it can affect people of all ages – even children and teenagers. Arthritis isn't a single condition and there are several different types, the most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Around 10 million people in the UK are thought to have arthritis. If you have pain in or around a joint or joint’s that doesn’t go away after a few days, you should see a doctor. Finding out what’s causing your pain is key to finding the right treatment and self-help options.

Although there’s no cure for arthritis, treatments have improved greatly in recent years and, for many types of arthritis, particularly inflammatory arthritis, there’s a clear benefit in starting treatment at an early stage. 

Arthritis can make life difficult by causing pain and making it harder to get about. The symptoms of arthritis can change from week to week, and even from day to day.  

Using CBD oil for chronic pain

Cannabinoids, such as CBD, interact with receptors that influence pain and inflammation in the body. Everyone has a cell-signaling system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Receptors are tiny proteins that are attached to your cells. They receive signals, mostly chemical ones, from different stimuli and help your cells respond.  

Experts believe CBD attaches itself indirectly to the cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are responsible for regulating a wide range of behaviors, including appetite, pain, moods, and even your memory. This explains why CBD has such a broad influence on a variety of conditions, whether they’re emotional or physical.  This could mean that CBD oil and other products may benefit people with chronic pain, such as Arthritis.

Fortunately, Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the natural remedies able to treat disorders like arthritis effectively. However this doesn't mean that we can go around saying that we have a cure for pain relief, we can only go off the customer feedback and a number of promising studies, here are a few...

• To begin with, CBD has demonstrated that it has potent anti-inflammatory properties. A study was done showing that CBD can reduce inflammation and rheumatism-related pain. More importantly, it does so without the unwanted and potentially dangerous side effects that some of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals have.

A 2017 study found that CBD may be a safe and useful treatment option for joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.

A 2020 study found that CBD increases intracellular calcium levels, reduces cell viability and production of rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts (RASF).  

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation recently did a survey, and more than 2,600 arthritis patients answered. People with many different types of arthritis responded – the majority of whom suffer from osteoarthritis (52%) or rheumatoid arthritis (45%) for 10 or more years.  

The Results:

CBD products to help treat arthritis

CBD products are available in a variety of forms, sizes, and strengths. Each has a unique effect on the body and mind. So, if you're new to CBD, this may be a little confusing. Fortunately, we are happy to share our advice and customer experience to assist you in finding the right product for your specific needs. 

The first product that comes to mind in the search for a product to help treat arthritis, is our popular Bio Water Soluble CBD. This is a truly unique product offering 500mg of CBD alongside other cannabinoids such as; CBDa, CBC, and CBN – providing the best possible entourage effect. Our Bio is specially formulated for ease of delivery with a handy dosage pump, all you need to do is squirt your desired amount into water/tea/juice and drink! This product also contains Curcumin which is a natural anti-inflammatory.

The second product that may help treat arthritis is Flora Fusion Topical CBD Patches. The available CBD is slow-released over the course of at least 12 and up to 36 hours! At first, CBD Patches deliver local relief where applied; which slowly spreads out to the rest of the body. That’s why you can place them either around the affected area - or choose a hairless spot with thin skin to place a patch. Flora Fusion's CBD Patches work extremely well against chronic pain - making it a promising form of CBD for treating arthritis.

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If you would like more information or just a chat with one of our friendly team - please don't hesitate to get in touch with us on 01333 278422 or email info@flora-fusion.com

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High-Quality CBD Gifts for Dad This Father’s Day

CBD for Father's Day - Father's Day is just around the corner, which means it's nearly time to celebrate Dad on his special day! 19th June (don't forget to pop it in your calendar)!  

Finding a unique Father's Day gift for your number one man can be hard, with Father's Day just around the corner, you may be panicking about what to buy. Nothing takes the place of spending time with your loved ones, but be sure to show dad that you have his health in mind!

Being a father is stressful work, but thankfully CBD has fantastic relaxing qualities. So we have put together 6 CBD products perfect for the father figure in your world.


1. Pro - CBD oil

Is your dad new to CBD? Give him the gift of optimized health. Our 5% Pro CBD oil is one of our most popular products. These drops are super effective and affordable - a perfect combo! Flora Fusion's Pro CBD oil uses a combination of high-quality compounds infused with organic Coconut Oil, each 10ml bottle comes with a measured dropper for precise dosing!

Trending customer data: All things neurological; Epilepsy, Autism, ADHD, Aspergers, Anxiety, Calmness, Focus, Energy management, Training recovery.

Pro 500mg CBD

2. Bio - Water-soluble CBD

Another extremely popular product is our Bio CBD oil. With 400mg of the highest quality CBD available today, this extremely unique oil is water-soluble, with a handy doing pump - your dad can easily squirt the desired dose into his tea, coffee, or juice! This product has changed lives, from helping fall asleep to aiding severe pain relief. The perfect gift to bring a little balance into his life! Available in 10ml & 20ml.

Trending customer data: Mobility Issues; Inflammation; General Health and Well-being; Anxiety; Energy Boost; Sleep.

Bio 400mg CBD

3. Immune Support Capsules

We are all in need of a little boost to keep our immune systems in order to stay healthy – especially fathers! Flora Fusion’s CBD capsules - Including Vitamin D & A, Known as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’, there are many ways to supplement Vitamin D inclusive of a balanced and healthy diet, supplementation, and sunshine. Now here at Flora Fusion we cannot control the weather (especially in Scotland) or make you eat your vegetables… but we can offer you a high-quality, FSA-approved, easy to use and affordable supplement product. 

Trending customer data: Training recovery; General health and wellbeing; Skin Condition Sufferers; Everyone!

CBD Capsules

4. Topical CBD Patches

These are extremely effective and simple to use! 1 pack contains 30 patches that can be worn for up to 36 hours. Supporting the mind and body in a variety of ways – ideal if your father struggles to remember to take his oil every day. The topical CBD patch is laboratory tested by a third party, of course, and it is absolutely THC-free; so it will not cause a high or stoned feeling. It does contain 15mg of the highest quality CBD per patch, guaranteed.

Trending customer data: Pain relief, Sleep, Anxiety relief, General well-being.

CBD Patches


5. Silver CBD

Flora Fusion Silver is the first of our higher percentage oils and is a highly effective and popular therapeutic strength formula. The organic Hemp Oil carrier accentuates the present Cannabinoid compounds with its organic nature. It is an excellent product for conditions of a less serious nature yet requiring a stronger oil. Also great for mobility conditions.

Trending customer data: Experienced with CBD; Moderate symptom sufferers; General Health and Well Being; Aches and Pains; Anxiety relief, Stress relief.

Silver 800mg CBD

5. Flora Fusion Gift Card

Why not let him choose for himself? We also provide gift cards, so your father can browse our products and read over 730 reviews on our Trustpilot page.

Flora Fusion Gift Card

Enter coupon code 'DADSRULE' to receive 15% off


Want to know what others think? Check out our reviews, such as this one from Owen, "Excellent service, fast delivery, and brilliant Product, I purchased the CBD Pro and have been using it for almost a week now, my sleep and recovery has improved which is helping me take my training to that next level, could not be happier with the product."

If you need anymore information, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us today on 01333 278422 or email us info@flora-fusion.com

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Vitamin D & CBD - Deficiency, causes, The Fusion.

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is both a nutrient we eat and a hormone our bodies make. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that has long been known to help the body absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus; both are essential for strong bones. Many of the body’s organs and tissues have receptors for vitamin D, which suggest important roles beyond bone health, and scientists are actively investigating other possible functions.

Vitamin D deficiency

Some people will not get enough vitamin D from sunlight because they have very little or no sunshine exposure. According to national surveys in the UK, across the population, approximately 1 in 5 people have low vitamin D levels.

Low vitamin D levels are associated with a higher risk of poor musculoskeletal health such as rickets, osteomalacia, falls and poor muscle strength.

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms

Many people have no symptoms, or may complain of only vague ones such as tiredness or general aches. Because symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are often very nonspecific or vague, the problem is often missed. The diagnosis is more easily reached in severe deficiencies with some of the classical (typical) symptoms and bone deformities.

What causes Vitamin D deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency can be caused by specific medical conditions, such as:  Cystic fibrosis, Crohn’s disease, and celiac disease: These diseases do not allow the intestines to absorb enough vitamin D through supplements.

Weight loss surgeries: Weight loss surgeries that reduce the size of the stomach and/or bypass part of the small intestines make it very difficult to consume sufficient quantities of certain nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. These individuals need to be carefully monitored by their doctors and need to continue to take vitamin D and other supplements throughout their lives. 

Obesity: A body mass index greater than 30 is associated with lower vitamin D levels. Fat cells keep vitamin D isolated so that it is not released. Vitamin D deficiency is more likely in obese people. Obesity often makes it necessary to take larger doses of vitamin D supplements in order to reach and maintain normal D levels.

Kidney and liver diseases: These diseases reduce the amount of an enzyme needed to change vitamin D to a form that is used in the body. Lack of this enzyme leads to an inadequate level of active vitamin D in the body.

What other factors can lead to vitamin D deficiency?

  • Age: The skin's ability to make vitamin D lessens with age.
  • Mobility: People who are homebound or are rarely outside (for example, people in nursing homes and other facilities) are not able to use sun exposure as a source of vitamin D.
  • Skin color: Dark-colored skin is less able to make vitamin D than fair-colored skin.
  • Human breast milk: A woman's breast milk only contains a small amount of vitamin D. Often infant formulas also only include a small amount of D also. Therefore infants are at risk of not receiving enough vitamin D. This is especially true for infants who are only fed breast milk.

Vitamin D & CBD - The Fusion

If you add the benefits of taking vitamin D to the benefits of taking high-quality CBD oil, you could really reap the rewards, however, it is important to be realistic and not get caught up in health hype about the latest trends or potential cures for existing viral threats (hint hint).

As we are always learning, and each week seems like a new Cannabis research discovery shows promise in any one area, it is easy to get ahead of ourselves. We know that CBD and the host of phytochemical Cannabinoids found in Flora Fusion products have a stimulating and beneficial effect on our Endocannabinoid Systems (ECS). We also know that our ECS is important in the management of Vitamin and Mineral uptake and subsequent chemical messaging actions our body undergoes every minute of every day.

This is the same for Vitamin D and its normal lifecycle in the body. Since we get Vitamin D3 from the synthesis of precursor Vitamin Ds like D2, which we don't make naturally, we rely on food and supplements to get it, and then plenty of sunlight to convert it to D3.

So now we have a problem ... Enter stage right, the Scottish weather pattern!

If you, like us, understand that this beautiful country hosts some of the harshest temperatures and darkest times of the year, then it is easy to realise we are certainly behind the eight ball when it comes to a very important part of maintaining healthy Vitamin D levels. The Sun.

So through the fusion of both high-quality CBD and naturally occurring Vitamin D3 in our brand new capsules then we can all 'educate' ourselves and our friends and families on the importance of Vitamin D in our overall health and wellbeing goals and potentially stave off future illness or afflictions that correlate with the lack of Vitamin D in our system!


If you would like anymore information on CBD or any of our products, our dedicated team are always more than happy to help!

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Intense Repair CBD Serum

From retinol and hyaluronic acid to charcoal face masks and snail mucus – we will put almost anything on our skin in the search for a flawless complexion. But one ingredient living up to the hype is CBD.  

It's safe to say that CBD is BIG beauty news thanks to its unparalleled calming, healing, and anti-inflammatory properties.   

Did you know that inflammation is at the root of almost everything - from pain to aging?!

Most of you probably think that your skincare routine is on-point and there is nothing else that you can add to it. Cleanse, moisturizes and you’re done!... So what about serum?? 

Unlike a moisturizer, serums are highly-concentrated concoctions with the intent of delivering powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Serums are formulated with tiny molecules that penetrate deeply into your skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients which makes them super effective and a great tool for targeting specific skincare concerns like wrinkles, discoloration, acne, etc. Goodbye, signs of aging!  

Basically - They’re like a super-powerful, super-specific recipe MADE to target a skin issue—and solve it. 

Do you want to rejuvenate your natural, healthy radiance from within? 

Your skin is both the source and target of several hormones, it has its own immune system, and it's our largest sensory organ! Did you know that your skin has native receptors for cannabinoids (AKA – CBD), which means they're quickly recognized by the body and put straight to work to soothe, repair, and lessen inflammation.

Up to 70% of what you put on your skin ends up in your body!

Emerging research from scientists shows that CBD has a positive effect on a number of skin conditions including acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis. But also calms autoimmune reactions inside the body and on the skin! So if you are looking for something to help restore your skin’s moisture levels and relieve the discomfort of dehydrated skin, keep on reading to find out more about what's in our Intense Repair CBD Serum! 

About our Ingredients

This ceramide-rich serum contains a full profile of essential fatty acids that are vital for skin health. Plant-derived retinoids help to repair the skin and boost collagen production.

Hemp-derived CBD works to effectively control oily skin, erase the signs of aging and provide brightness and relief to dull, dry, irritated skin.





ROSEHIP SEED OIL

• Hydrates

• Moisturizes

• Helps exfoliate and brighten skin

• Helps boost collagen formation

• Helps reduce inflammation

• Protects against sun damage

• Reduce hyper-pigmentation

• Reduce scars and fine lines

• Helps boost immunity


HEMP SEED OIL

• Moderates oil production

• Moisturizes and soothes inflammation

• Treats atopic dermatitis

• Has anti-aging properties

• Locks in hydration


CANNABIS EXTRACT

• Eases inflammation

• Treats Acne

• Boosts the Protective Shield

• Anti-aging

• Antioxidant

• Regulate sebum production


POPPY SEED OIL

• Antioxidant properties

• Deeply moisturising

• Softens and smooths skin

• Reduces inflammation


JOJOBA OIL

• Moisturizing

• Antibacterial

• It may help speed up wound healing

• It may help promote collagen synthesis

• Hypoallergenic

"Serums are the most concentrated skincare products, meaning they deliver the highest amount of active ingredients"

Face serum benefits

How to use our Intense Repair CBD Serum

This face serum will be your new secret weapon when it comes to achieving perfect skin.

Apply after cleansing and before moisturizing! Using a pea-sized amount of serum gently massage the product into your face and neck with your fingertips, paying attention to problem areas. Leave to absorb the goodness for a few minutes. Apply moisturizer on top to seal in the natural skin repairing qualities of the oil. You'll wonder how you ever went without this gorgeous serum in your skincare routine!

Feedback on our Serum!

"After taking Flora Fusions Bio oil for the last year and seeing great results in my overall health, I of course bought their CBD skin product! I have spent hundreds on skincare products, and this by far tops them all. I wouldn’t say I have problematic skin as such, but I do suffer from dryness and it cleared it up within 24hours. The serum makes my complexion super even and I now rarely wear foundation! For me, it really is a wonder serum, and I place this well above the expensive luxury brand names. A must-add to anyone’s beauty regime! ( I also love that it’s organic and vegan friendly)" - Karly

"I use flora skin serum daily, and it’s literally the best skin product I’ve ever used. I love it! I have spent thousands on skin care and treatments for my skin after suffering from blemishes and rosacea for years I couldn’t recommend this product enough. It’s helped my skin massively." - Nicole

"I really like the feel of this serum on the skin. Not too oily and it sinks in well. I also love the natural smell." - SJ

View more Serum reviews here!

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CBD for Pets

As more and more humans are turning to the benefits of CBD oil, pet owners are thinking about how they can share the benefits with their four-legged friends!  Whether your furry family members include dogs or cats, our CBD for pets will allow them to enjoy the same CBD goodness as you!  

CBD offers the same benefits to animals as it does to you! Because animals and humans are so similar in physiology, both bodily systems can be positively affected by CBD in the same ways. If you want to boost your pet's overall wellness, support a sense of calm and comfort, or help them manage daily stress, CBD for pets will be a great and rewarding option for both you and your beloved.

Most of us are familiar with cannabinoids, these are the chemicals in the cannabis plant that gives it its medical and recreational properties. There are over 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, all of which interact with different receptors in the body resulting in different effects from the classic THC “high” to the anti-inflammatory properties from CBD.  

We know what you’re thinking – but you can ‘relax, man’! Although CBD oil is made from hemp, it doesn’t contain any of the psychoactive properties found in other cannabis compounds. So no, your pet won’t get ‘high’. 

Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the main active constituents of the cannabis plant is a safe, all-natural remedy to a number of canine health issues.

This is because just like humans, most animals to roam our earth possess an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This body's own signaling system regulates close to all physiological processes in the body. Ranging from pain and mood regulation to controlling hunger and temperature. All these processes are balanced by receptors which react to endocannabinoids - elements in our bodies (and our pets) should naturally produce.

Though, in some cases our body is unable to produce or process enough endocannabinoids on its own; this can result in all kinds of discomfort and ailments. This is where CBD comes into action!


The Endocannabinoid System in Cats and Dogs

Sooooo, how does CBD interact with my pet’s ECS?

An Israeli chemist, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, discovered that this organic compound has the incredible ability to connect molecularly with certain receptors in your body and your pet’s body. When CBD enters your pet’s body, it indirectly influences their ECS to utilize more of their naturally occurring endocannabinoids, CBD also interacts with the enzymes that are responsible for breaking down endocannabinoid’s like Anandamide (the molecule responsible for invoking happiness and harmony in the body). Anandamide is a short-lived molecule, so when you give your pet CBD it interferes with these enzymes allowing them to stay in their system longer. 

So, when you give your pet CBD the cannabinoids act as a key within the endocannabinoid system while receptors act like locks, every time one key fits into one lock, the lock causes an effect to occur in the body. Just like little messengers sending out a message to tell their body that something is not right. The chemical imbalance needs to be put right and CBD can help make this happen. 

How CBD works in your pets body

According to research, hemp oil with CBD may provide pets with improved mobility; helping your furry friend if it struggles with hip and joint issues, for example. But we obviously don’t want to give you (or your pet) false hope. So if you’re curious to see if CBD might help your furry friend improve his or her life’s quality, ask us for advice!

Flora Fusion CBD oil for Pets

One 10ml bottle of Flora Fusion CBD for pets contains 200mg of the highest quality hemp extract and pure salmon oil. The use of salmon oil makes the taste much more pleasant for your furry friend, making the product easy to administer. Our CBD oil for pets is rich in terpenes and has the greatest variety or cannabinoids for maximum effect on your beloved pet.  

Flora Fusion CBD oil for pets is very effective, even in low doses, and 100% safe to use. Current studies show it’s near impossible to overdose on CBD. If you accidentally give your dog more than anticipated, there’s a very low chance of it having adverse effects.  

We recommend testing Flora Fusion CBD oil for pets on your pet prior to a stressful event, this will give you a chance to identify the perfect dose. 

Start with a low dose, and only increase if you don’t see results. A full dropper of Flora Fusion CBD for pets will dispense approximately 1ml (20 drops) of oil which provides 20mg of CBD. A good rule of thumb is 1 drop per 5 kilos of body weight three times a day.  

The most common delivery method for CBD for pets is via CBD oil. If your pet is willing, you can place drops directly into their mouths under their tongue (called sublingually in industry terms). But if your pet is resistant to this method, the easiest method is to apply drops to their food. 

Will my Vet recommend CBD?

Although CBD is a safe, popular option for pets, some veterinarians may still be hesitant to recommend it. Although many veterinarians do see the benefits from CBD. Even if your vet has not mentioned CBD, it is still important to talk to him or her about all the aspects of your pets health, including the fact that you are giving CBD to your pet.

Feedback from pet owners that use Flora Fusion CBD

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If you have any questions regarding CBD, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by email, phone or pop into our office!

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CBD and Coronavirus

Its very important when you start your CBD journey to manage your own expectations. With a levelheaded approach and a commitment to educating oneself, it is paramount in understanding how to get the best out of your products and of course building trust in your CBD company whoever they may be.
It is also important not to buy into any hyped-up marketing approaches making ridiculous and
unfounded claims about CBD being a cure-all; Cancer cure; A Silver Bullet for medical conditions etc. etc. This simply is not the case. A fascinating topic and certainly a hopeful and promising new outlook on human health but it’s certainly not to be thought of as a quick fix.


This leads us directly on what to expect when it comes to CBD and Coronavirus (CoVid 19) ...Nothing.
We just don’t know! There is no way that any medical evidence correlating the two could be deemed credible. It would take rigorous testing and research planning and a minimum period of 2 years to gain any real insight into how it could help, so it’s best to just revert attention back to the research that is available and wait until we have credible information to formulate well informed opinions.

However, it is a good chance to review what we currently know:
Coronavirus is claimed to have originated in the Wuhan province transferred by Bats (Most likely) and potentially via a specific ‘live’ Food Market in the area. This shows a strong need for the country to review its laws against animal trading and consumption which will certainly gain the support of Animal Welfare agencies and supporters throughout the world (Flora Fusion included).

The virus is then claimed to have inevitably transferred to humans through a process called ‘Zoonotic Transfer’ which is the same way in which we as humans would contract such animal/human infections like being bitten by an animal afflicted with Rabies. At an infection rate of approx. 2.2 people to everyone infected it has the capability to transfer quickly through the human population at a pandemic rate.
There are also opinions within medical research fields that the virus is a man-made construct and is the cause of a divide in healthcare approaches. Alternative practitioners also propose the virus instead being an ‘allergen’ with the ability to create the symptoms through immune system response mechanisms and whilst is certainly a source for discussion, is not the focus of this blog.

Debunking the argument against an intentional attack on human life offers the opinion that if it were a bio-terrorist attack then a more harmful pathogen would have been used, as the mortality rate of CoVid19 is relatively low and a poor choice as an intended weapon. A further response to this would be the objective was the economic disruption now felt globally with China poised to be the next economic power and the biggest commercial victim in its discovery and recent campaign. So, a very loose and ambiguous foundation for investigators to find the real source of the virus/allergen itself which will certainly hinder response processes and be made difficult by the lack of transparency in medical field research and its availability to the wider public.

Whilst there may be a growing divide in opinion of origin, it is best to just focus on the reality of what we are faced with. CoVid 19 is not an extinction risk, or even a threat to the larger population. The most at risk are our elderly and people suffering from severe underlying respiratory and immunocompromising conditions with very little evidence to suggest high risk to infant and small children. Basically, those whose immune systems are very weak or non-existent need extra attention and focus during this time.

If any ‘assumptions’ were to be made about CBD and Coronavirus it would be in the research around CBD and its impact on the human Immune System regulation and functioning, even then correlation between success and efficacy against CoVid 19 would be simply that: Assumption.

CBD, we must remember, is the acronym for Cannabidiol, which is only one of a vast number of chemical Phyto-cannabinoid (see https://www.flora-fusion.com/cannabis-and-hemp-the-same-but-different/ for some information on this) constituents found in Hemp/Cannabis. The real efficacy of CBD is in its role in the makeup of full spectrum product profiles which accentuate the roles of other chemical components found in the plant. The subsequent effect that these chemicals have on the human Endo-Cannabinoid System and its role in Immune responses is a good focus area to start from if you are new to CBD product use. Full spectrum profiles are found in the chemical makeup of Hemp/Cannabis plants and with the onset of the burgeoning CBD industry a multitude of readily available products are available.

Endo Cannabinoid System (ECS) and the Immune System


The ECS’ primary and overarching function is the passive and active management of human biological chemical messaging, with a holistic objective of ‘Homeostasis’ (https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/homeostasis).
The regulation of internal systems and external stressor responses to maintain a healthy body. The ECS is a highly sophisticated and ancient evolutionary system with physiological and pathological impacts which has redefined human health approaches since the mid 90’s. A simple way to think of it is: The way our body talks to itself and responds to anything that may affect the balance of our chemical makeup is provided by the ECS. A very exciting discovery indeed.

As we now have a real threat to our health in the introduction of the CoVid 19 virus as a known human health risk, it is ever more important to ensure that we maintain a healthy balanced diet; care for our health in general and attention to our sanitary awareness and hygienic practices (That does not mean you need 200 rolls of toilet paper and 30 Liters of Hand Sanitizer btw … Just saying!). It does mean though that the same responsible and logical approach to our health should remain and if there is a reasoning behind using CBD products in this uncertain time of health risk it is in the anecdotal and real life stories of CBD benefits to human health (https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.flora-fusion.com) as a growing foundation for accurate and evidence based research. For more information on Cannabis and our Immune System click here!

Symptoms to expect in the contraction of Coronavirus CoVid 19 are:
- A consistent cough
- Fever
- Shortness of breath
Currently the best thing to do if you feel any of these symptoms is to self-isolate in line with your local council guidelines and general commonsense. For info see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronaviruscovid-19/

To conclude: and to placate any fear or urge to join our Toilet Paper hoarders and Pasta stockers, the truth about CoVid 19 and its mortality rate is still an ongoing campaign and this rate is forecasted to decrease drastically as more and more people contract and beat the virus which will provide a more accurate picture over the coming year, providing a silver lining for data to support processes in what we can do to prevent its spread and repeat events in future. Many condition tackling methods will arise over the course of the next few months whilst labs all over the world will be working furiously to try and get ahead of the virus for long term treatment and prevention yet in the meantime we will collectively as a species need to work together to withstand the onset of CoVid 19 and newly discovered, future global pathogenic risks. Let’s support each other with education based on facts and not hype to reduce any fears of the unknown and deal with the realism of threats such as this.

So, to keep you healthy and balanced during this uncertain time please stay safe and healthy and to view our range of Full Spectrum CBD products please visit https://www.flora-fusion.com/

*The information contained in this website is not intended to recommend the self management of health problems or wellness. It is not intended to endorse or recommend any particular type of medical treatment. Should any reader or customer have any health care related questions, promptly call or consult your physician or healthcare provider. No information contained in this website should be used by any reader to disregard medical and/or health related advice or provide a basis to delay consultation with a physician or a qualified healthcare provider. You should not use any information contained in this website to initiate use of dietary supplements, vitamins, herbal and nutritional products or homeopathic medicine, and other described products prior to consulting first with a physician or healthcare provider. Flora Fusion Ltd disclaims any liability based on information provided in this website.

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Cannabis and Hemp – The same but different

What is Cannabis?          

It seems you can’t look anywhere these days without hearing about or in fact coming in direct contact with the topic of Cannabis and the wave of new supplementary products. Indeed, the topic and new discussions have spread far and wide and it is now more and more common in mainstream society. With so much buzz in the air, it is easy to get confused as to what is the key information that you need to know.

Why is it such a big thing and what is it all about?  I mean we have all heard of the horror stories of people becoming crazed with its use or that Cannabis (being termed ‘Marijuana’) is a hideous “Gateway Drug” and thwart with tales of 1000s of individuals and communities caught in its wake of destruction. . . all of which is completely misconstrued, heavily stigmatized and in many cases misunderstood.

This blog is managed and monitored for Flora Fusion product users and suppliers and which hopes to clear up some common inconsistencies. Our aim is to shed some light on this truly amazing topic . . . What is Cannabis?

Cannabis and Hemp – The same but different

Ok so let’s try and understand this shall we:  Cannabis (Plant Family: Cannabaceae) has been widely used throughout human history and we will delve into this in a later blog.

Cannabis is made up of 3 Genus types (Genera).  Cannabis Sativa which was named by Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus in 1753; Cannabis Indica Identified by French born botanist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1783 and Cannabis Ruderalis which was recognized by Dimitrij E Janechewski in 1924.

The modernized understanding of “Hemp” has been adopted in mainstream Cannabis communities as a type of Cannabis Sativa.

Different DNA structures of varied Cannabis plant types are known in Urban Slang as “strains” or in scientific terms Phenotypes. You will probably see a lot of fancy names with different ratios of chemical compounds like THC or CBD when searching for information on types of strains of Cannabis/Hemp.  These chemical profiles of each plant strain are known as its Chemotype

However, the word “Hemp” predominantly refers to strains that were sought after in history for their stalk fibres or Bast Fibers and is possibly derived from the Old English term; Hanep or Saxon; Hanap.  The differences in the ‘Fiber’ potential within the stalks of the 3 different Cannabis varieties are quite significant. Cannabis Sativa strain characteristics posit a better source for Bast Fibers indicative of why “Hemp” is used in Cannabis terminology referring to Cannabis Sativa strains. However, other plant species use the generic term Hemp also (ie Manila Hemp: abaca; Hemp Nettle or Bastard Hemp as examples).

Within these types of plant families, the naturally structured genetics create different physical characteristics.

Such as:

Cannabis. Sativa (Sativa being the Greek word for ‘Cultivated’) are tall and robust with long thick stems and thin leaves which produce excellent ‘Bast Fiber’ sources and flourishes in the outdoors. For many scholars Cannabis Sativa is the principle plant genus of Hemp which terminology was then transferred to descript other plant species due to the similar purposes that they were used for.

Cannabis. Indica (Indica named for the region in which the Genus was discovered: India) is a shorter squatter plant with broader leaves and excellent flowering potential (Chemotype) for the fruits of the plant or its “Buds” and is a preferred choice for many in medicinal use of Cannabis.

Cannabis Ruderalis was discovered in Western Siberia and has unique flowering characteristics which allows the plant to automatically switch from its vegetative state into its flowering state without the need for seasonal triggers (ie changing of the light cycles).  Because of this C. Ruderalis is sought after for cross breeding purposes especially in the Auto Flowering strain varieties.

All of these Genus types can be cross bred and manipulated through human intervention (not always successfully) thus creating what is known as ‘Hybridised’ strains and as such have been created for diverse recreational and medicinal uses.

Hybridising is the act of introducing genetics of one plant to another to create different chemical profiles and plant characteristics. While this has given rise to many new sub species of Cannabis, some argue that this human intervention has distorted the original benefits of naturally occurring Cannabis strains. The jury is out however as many cross cultivators have developed some excellent genetics in the last decade and if the original strains are protected then there is much excitement for what strains can be produced in the future, especially in relation to medicinal uses. Just another poignant argument for regulation, species protection and widespread education on Cannabis use.

So wait . . . what is Hemp again?

Hemp is historically a term that can describe fibrous plants which can be used for many different uses Textiles; Medicine; Food Source (Hemp Seeds); and Fuel.  However, it is also a generic term in modern culture to refer to specific strains of Cannabis within the Cannabis Sativa genus which has many uses Industrially and Medicinally. When you see the word ‘Hemp’ in any context, you can pretty much deduce that it is referring to a true natural marvel and certainly a topic worth researching.

Industrial Cannabis.

Medicinal Cannabis/Hemp

So now we have ascertained that there are 3 types of Cannabis plants: Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis. Further we know the word “Hemp” is a generic multi-use term. One of these uses is to describe the Cannabis family (Cannabaceae) specifically Cannabis Sativa.

Historically the word ‘Hemp’ is also representative for the strong ‘fiber’ producing plant species found in nature and throughout different regions of the planet. Cannabis Sativa which houses the favored plant characteristics for ‘Industrial Hemp’ use and is the most popular choice for producing the sought after Bast Fibers which are used for different purposes, are also used in the medicinal fields for its diversified Low THC High CBD ratio chemical profiles.

All Cannabis/Hemp strains can generate a specific chemical profile that has significant benefits for human health. The chemical profile of the plant is what is important in strain selection. If you think about it makes sense, you wouldn’t grow short squat plants for their long fibers such as is found in the Cannabis Indica or Cannabis Ruderalis varieties.

Medicinal use of Cannabis requires the cultivation and harvesting of plant material rich in chemicals known as Cannabinoids.  These chemicals are known as ‘Phyto-chemicals’ which simply means its produced by a plant. Further to Cannabinoids are chemicals known as Terpenes and Terpenoids. A topic unto itself and explored in more detail later.

Phyto-Chemicals or “Cannabinoids” are abundant and complex and number around 460 constituents in any individual Cannabis plant (Ratios vary by the strain of course). These chemicals also have many interactions in the human body, specifically with something remarkable known as the ‘EndoCannabinoid System’. A very important human biological and physiological system and a special Info Vault topic.

For more information on the Endocannabinoid System - Click here.

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The Stigma of Cannabis – A Misguided Direction

How the stigma surrounding the cannabis industry was born

The use of Cannabis dates back as far as 4,000 BC in Ancient China and was used as an antidepressant, analgesic, and sedative. The history, prior to the stigma, was a positive one, with Cannabis known to have a wide range of medicinal and industrial properties.

Prohibition of Cannabis introduced

Fast forward to the prohibition era in the US in the 1920’s and 30’s and negative opinions regarding Cannabis begin to rise.

Harry J. Anslinger was appointed Narcotics Commissioner by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) in 1930 when the prohibition of alcohol was ending. He made it his mission to rid the US of drugs, including Cannabis, and in 1937 introduced the Marijuana Tax Act which made it illegal to sell or possess Cannabis.

Many officials at the American Medical Association (AMA) objected to Anslinger’s criminalisation of Cannabis due to the positive medical properties of the drug. However, Harry J. Anslinger used the media to demonise Cannabis and so the stigma began.

In a radio interview, he stated young people are “slaves to this narcotic, continuing addiction until they deteriorate mentally, become insane, turn to violent crime and murder.”

However, there was little scientific evidence that supported Anslinger’s claims. It was reported, out of 30 scientists tasked with finding a scientific basis for his beliefs, only one supported his claims.  It was this one scientist that Anslinger presented to the public. Naturally, the media ran the sensationalised claims.

During Harry J. Anslinger’s time with the FBN, he promoted stereotypes and the gateway drug theory. He stigmatized Cannabis further through the term Marijuana: a word used also to exploit racism and vilify minority groups.

Henry Anslinger – Federal Bureau of Narcotics

Stricter drug laws in force

14 years later and The Boggs Act was introduced to further strengthen drug laws. It provided equal penalties for the Narcotic Drug Import and Export Act and the Marihuana Tax Act. It imposed up to five years for first offenders along with fines up to $2,000, five to 10 years for second offenses, and 10 to 15 years for further offenses.

A further five years later and Congress passed the Boggs-Daniel Narcotic Control Act of 1956. The Act provided a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison for a first offence of illegally selling narcotic drugs or Marihuana, and up to 40 years for subsequent offenses.

Just as the evidence had been presented by Harry J. Anslinger, back in the 30s with flawed science, unfounded fears and prejudices, so too were the Boggs Act and subsequent federal drug laws. The war on drugs had stepped up.

At the same time, the UK reported of a new drug ‘epidemic’. Concerns surrounded the use of drugs by ethnic minorities in blues and jazz clubs. Across the pond, Cannabis was gaining the same stigma as the US.

War on drugs

Today, it’s widely believed the war on drugs has failed to achieve its goals. In fact, the use of narcotics has actually increased, according to the charity Health Poverty Action (HPA).

The group believes the war on drugs fuels poverty and undermines global efforts to tackle inequality worldwide. According to the HPA:

‘There has been no significant reduction in global use of illicit drugs since the UN’s drug conventions came into force half a century ago. Illicit drugs are now purer, cheaper, and more widely used than ever. A recent report from the UK Home Office highlighted “the lack of any clear correlation between the ‘toughness’ of an approach and levels of drug use”.’ They go on to say; ‘Current drug policies undermine economic growth and make development work less effective.’

Perhaps it’s the lack of knowledge and outdated, unfounded information that drives the stigma associated with Cannabis. The media hype surrounding synthetic Cannabis and the differences between this and natural Cannabis products are somewhat blurred.

Understanding the differences between synthetic and organic Cannabis

We think it’s time to debunk the myths and set the Cannabis record straight.

Synthetic Cannabinoids, also known as K2, X, Spice, Mary Joy, Exodus Damnation, Devil’s Weed, Clockwork Orange, Bombay Blue Extreme, Black Mamba, Annihilation, and Amsterdam Gold (according to Talk to Frank). These chemicals are designed to behave like the main psychoactive chemical in Cannabis.

The problem is that synthetic Cannabinoids are far more potent than natural Cannabis or hemp so carry higher risks and are produced in laboratories. Because of the chemicals in these synthetic products, they can also be highly addictive and can even cause death in some instances.

Organic Cannabis has been around for thousands of years and used throughout cultures worldwide without any recording of fatality. The problem being synthetic Cannabis is lumped into the catagory of Cannabis and negative media due to the harm is then associated with the natural non-harmful varieties.

Is the stigma towards Cannabis changing?

Over the last couple of years, it seems there has been a huge shift in the stigma towards Cannabis. By federal law, the possession of Cannabis is still illegal in the US. However, a growing number of states have enacted laws to legalise its medical use. This is in stark contrast to the federal government’s stance of zero-tolerance, which has led to a heated legal debate in the United States.

It has now been agreed that Cannabinoids may have benefits in the treatment of cancer-related side effects. Commercially available Cannabinoids are approved to treat cancer-related side effects.

According to the American medical journal – Medical Science Monitor, they say:

‘… recent studies have shown that medical marijuana is effective in controlling chronic non-cancer pain, alleviating nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, treating wasting syndrome associated with AIDS, and controlling muscle spasms due to multiple sclerosis.’

These studies state that the alleviating benefits of Cannabis outweigh the negative effects of the drug. It has been recommended that Cannabis be given to patients who have failed to respond to other therapies.

With leading medical publications providing influential writing about Cannabis, this can only lead to the stigma attached to cannabis being broken down. With the recent changes to the World Health Organisation (WHO) stance on Cannabis and its call for re-classification, Cannabis has a very bright future with a diversified and economically stimulating industry to continue to be formed.

It seems on the surface hat we are getting back to the roots of Human use of Hemp/Cannabis regardless of agenda driven roadblocks.

 Click here for the WHO article

 What Flora Fusion hopes to achieve

At Flora Fusion, we offer Hemp and Cannabis derived Cannabidiol (CBD) products with the added mission of educating and improving the health and well-being of people all over the planet.

We want to break down the negative connotations of Cannabis and bring back the positive associations it once had thousands of years ago.

Flora Fusion is an advocate for sustainable industry and we work alongside our industry supply network, valued customers, and even competitors to ensure ethical business practices are met in achieving our long-term goals.

We want to unearth the benefits of organic Cannabis and ensure people are educated properly and ethically on the differences between synthetic and natural Cannabis and indeed its effects on human health.

Bit by bit we can create a positive outlook for the benefits of organic Cannabis and Hemp products for the growing Cannabis industry.

For more information about Flora Fusion products, click here: www.flora-fusion.com

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Endo-Cannabinoid System – A Homeostatic Objective

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS): Homeostasis is the main objective

The Endocannabinoid System is a remarkable medical discovery uncovered in the 1990’s after a series of investigatory research activities starting in the 1960s yet some would argue has been a long time coming (Remember the Pen Tsao Ching). The findings were to leave the medical researchers in awe of what this implied. A significant biological system which extends its influence over a large amount of Human physiological and neurological activity. The whole point of this system it seems is to create stability in the human body, a term known as: Homeostasis.

Basically, homeostasis is your body’s energies to keep everything functioning in harmony. It is working automatically to keep your internal biological environment stable and running smooth no matter what’s going on in the external environment. Much like an information dashboard this web of activity is consistently feeding back information throughout your body between a multitude of key physical, neurological and immune functions.

The findings were to leave the medical researchers in awe of what this implied. A significant biological system which extends its influence over a large amount of Human physiological and neurological activity. The whole point of this system it seems is to create stability in the human body, a term known as: Homeostasis.

As it is a regulatory retrograde signalling system your body works continuously to monitor important levels and functions. Is your temperature too high, too low, or just right? Are your hormone levels what they should be? Is your heart beating too fast? Do you need to rest? Is too much of something building up in your bloodstream or inside of your cells?

When something is functioning outside of the right range, your body activates the ECS to help correct it. So when you overheat and begin to sweat, thank your ECS for working to cool you down. If you have chronic pain it’s your ECS that works to ensure that it is manageable.

The ECS does this via cannabinoid receptors found in select tissues. We have a growing number of types of cannabinoid receptors due to the ongoing research:

CB1 which is in the central nervous system (brain and nerves of the spinal cord)

CB2 which is in the peripheral nervous system (nerves in your extremities), the digestive system, and specialized cells in the immune system

GPR55 which is linked to energy conservation and distribution as well as metabolic dysregulation associated with Diabetes and obesity

GPR18 regulates a range of disparate functions including intraocular pressure, Cell migration and a range of metastatic (spreading or migratory) diseases

GPR30 Estrogen rapid signaling relating to the characteristics of growth prevalent of this hormone

GPR119 which is like an excess fat indicator regulating appetite increase/decrease

Through all these receptors, the ECS helps regulate a lot of important functions, such as:

Appetite, Digestion, Immune function, Inflammation including Neuroinflammation, Mood, Sleep, Reproduction/Fertility, Motor control, Temperature Regulation, Pleasure/Reward and Pain.

Your body triggers the ECS with exactness so that it affects only what it needs to. For example, if your digestion is off kilter, it will work to regulate it without altering your immune system or functioning. Truly remarkable.

Then, once the endocannabinoids have attended to its duties and ensured balance, specific enzymes break them down and stop them from upsetting the balance in the opposite direction.

Homeostasis is essential to our health and survival, so when the ECS isn’t working properly, it can cause many issues. Currently, Fibromyalgia is being examined as an ECS deficiency disease.

We’re already seeing a lot of research on cannabinoid-based treatments and we’re certain to see more as we gain a better understanding of the ECS and the chemical substances involved. Changes in legal status and the recent World Health Organisation stance on new Cannabis regulations based on scientific studies will see a growing number of Cannabis/Hemp products hitting the common market to serve the wider public and increasing demand.

The Role of Receptors and Enzymes

When someone smokes Cannabis, a cannabinoid from the plant attaches to the CB1 receptor in the brain and creates a high. This also provides the risk of over-consumption of THC which down-regulates the CB1 receptors effectively creating a shut down of the ECS (Ever hear of a “Whitey”) this can be uncomfortable and not a very nice experience however in no cases has it been fatal.  Time and comfort are what is needed in the event of too much THC. THC is short for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. One of your own endocannabinoids (Endo stands for Endogenous and Endogenous means from your body) that attaches to the same receptor is called Anandamide. (More on this in our Science Info Vault coming soon)

While THC and anandamide are similar in they can activate the same receptor, Anandamide doesn’t get you stoned or create the same feeling as THC. Anandamide does have a calming effect, of course, being the chemical that is used to ensure ECS activity is constant. In fact, it gets its name from “Ananda”, the Sanskrit word for bliss.

The reason Anandamide doesn’t get us high and THC does, lies with something called the Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase or FAAH enzyme. FAAH’s job is to break down anandamide and other endocannabinoids have subsequent enzymes that do the same thing. It works quickly on the ones your body creates, but it doesn’t break down THC. That means THC sticks around for a lot longer and therefore has a much greater effect and is why many people go to Cannabis for prolonged relief from many afflictions.

In the brain, cannabinoids and endocannabinoids function as neurotransmitters (chemical messengers that deliver information from one cell to the next.

A plant-based cannabinoid that’s gotten a lot of attention from researchers is Cannabidiol or CBD. It doesn’t have strong psychoactive properties, so its benefits come without the high of THC however it is highly effective which is what the fuss is all about and why CBD products are so effective.

One known function of CBD in the brain is to stop the FAAH enzyme from breaking down Anandamide. This allows for anandamide to build up naturally and can have more of an impact on the Homeostasis objective that the ECS is now becoming famous for.

Treatment Potential

Cannabinoids are being studied as likely treatments for all kinds of conditions, not just those involving ECS deficiencies. The potential for human health is extremely promising.

Some of the illness they’re being researched for include:

Alzheimer’s disease

Cardiovascular disease

Neurological, neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric illnesses

Acute and chronic kidney disease

Autoimmune diseases

Chronic inflammatory diseases such as Fibromyalgia

Chronic pain conditions

CBD already is in use for pediatric epilepsy, pain, inflammation, acne, asthma, and a host of other conditions.

The future will posit further findings as the commitment globally to Cannabis research is a metaphorical cat out of the bag situation which now the stigma is slowly being lifted should see more freedom in finding the true potential of this fantastic plant and its hidden mysteries.

So whichever way you look at it the ECS is by far the most important medical find in the last half century and at Flora Fusion we will always be looking to stay up to date with the information as it leaves the labs!

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Hemp/Cannabis – A Brief History

The exact origin of Cannabis discovery is today still unknown however a multitude of scholarly articles will suggest its origins in Central Asia. With cultural and physical evidence throughout many Ancient and modern historical cultures Cannabis has had quite a journey. 

The most solid evidence of cultural understanding and acceptance of the medicinal use of Cannabis (or ‘Ma’ as it was descripted back then) is found in the famed 3000-2700BC Chinese Pharmacopeia: The Pen-ts’ao Ching. With controversial evidence, the recording and placement of Cannabis in medicinal texts and practices are credited to the legendary Chinese emperor, Shen Nung (2838-2698BC). 

Shen Nung

This was the earliest known recording of Cannabis as medicine in human history and there is a staggering amount of physical evidence throughout European and Middle Eastern history that supports the need for modern cultures to accept the importance that Cannabis has played in human evolution both as a material for multi-purpose and medicine.

Other Ancient cultures and their description/use of Cannabis have varying degrees of evidence. The Assyrians; Egyptians; Scythians; Thracians; Greek; Roman and many more all of have a large amount of physical and written evidence of the use of Hemp in dietary and living standards. A common theme that runs through the evidence is that of the use of Cannabis as a spiritual or healing remedy.  A multitude of afflictions, diseases and well-being disorders are referenced as the targets for the use of Cannabis.

In the romanticized era of European shipping between 1400 – 1600 AD   (You remember Pirates . . . right?) Hemp was used for many different operational purposes: Sails, Rigging, Ropes, Sacks and even Sailors Uniforms were all made from Hemp fibers. The incorporation of Hemp Seeds into the day to day diet of sailors was a testament to the benefits of the Hemp seed as a nutritional food source.

Hemp and Fibre Ropes

The inevitable furthering of Naval technological advancement (The steamship) and the onset of the controversial Cotton Industry saw a massive decline in the demand for Hemp use. A militarised and brutal trade triangle of Cotton, Tobacco, Coffee and Sugar between the US, UK and Africa gave birth to an extremely damaging and embarrassing period of human history due to the incarceration and enslavement of the people of Africa for Western advancement.  This use of the slave trade, economies of scale in manufacturing and a public preference for cotton fibres made Hemp vulnerable in the common market.

In the early 20th century Hemp had all but been localised to smaller industry demands and was stagnating as a viable or profitable crop since Cotton had now become the widely preferred textile choice. By 1928, Cannabis (and subsequently Hemp) were to become heavily stigmatised.  During the period of 1928 to 1937 a smear campaign was spearheaded by Henry J Anslinger as the Head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in the US.  The campaign resulting in the ‘Marijuana Tax Act 1937’ set the tone for the slow re-emergence and acceptance of Hemp and Cannabis in Main Stream Society today.

Marijuana Propaganda 1930’s

The 1960’s the ‘Hippy Movement’ saw a declaration of the ‘War on Drugs’ in the early 70’s as a response to liberalised society which further solidified Cannabis in the minds of many as a harmful substance threatening the fabric of social constructs and the further expansion of the prison system and users (many of ethnic minority) were criminalised.

In the early 80’s under Reagan the ‘Say No’ campaign again looped Cannabis in with more harmful street drugs such as Cocaine and Heroin. The stigma continued. By the early 90’s the US President George Bush Snr renewed the War on Drugs setting to the back of the minds of many the advancements in the Scientific field research of Cannabis.  The discovery of the EndoCannabinoid System in the 90’s by multiple scientists such as Raphael Mechoulam (aka The Godfather of Cannabis research) started the slow burning fuse for modern day demand of Cannabis based products specifically toward human health.

Raphael Mechoulam 1960’s

Hugely important and still as yet under-researched, Cannabis is making a come back in a very different way. It has returned with Science as its companion and the growing need for sustainable global solutions as its mission.

In 2019 we are still beset by political indecision and loosely based arguments as to the need to keep Cannabis unregulated and illegal in the UK.  However, other nations have seen sense in Cannabis regulation and have made small measures to prepare for medical legalisation including: Canada; The US; Australia; Greece; Germany; Holland (Obviously) and many more. This growing change of approach has still yet to be fully realised as pro-choice supporters for recreational use have a continued battle to fight to gain freedom of a Cannabis market without criminalisation.

Recently the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a global reclassification of Cannabis due to the overwhelming evidence found in modern research and anecdotal evidence from brave and in many cases desperate users.  This is a positive step in a Cannabis friendly future.

You can read more about this here

All in all though the topic of Cannabis and its place in human history is an exciting one with many opinions to be able to be drawn. Further education, understanding and safe use practice regulation is long overdue to allow for accurate opinions to be developed. Here at Flora Fusion we will support the rise and return of Hemp products in daily life and aim to educate as many as possible on the safe use of  CBD and benefits of wider Hemp products.

Thank you for reading.

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