Author: Ryan Suthers

Duncanville, Texas: Police Raid CBD Stores [Opinion]

Lodestar News On March 15th, Duncanville police raided two stores that sold CBD, seizing more than $50,000 worth of CBD products, claims owner Amy Wazwaz and her husband. More than 30 pounds of hemp were seized along with “everything that was remotely related to CBD,” said Wazwaz, amounting to over “hundreds of pounds of CBD oil in various forms” said the Duncanville police. The police didn’t arrest anyone, however, they did say that the investigation is still underway. What are the laws in Texas regarding CBD? The hemp/marijuana laws in Texas are extremely gray, so much so that different district attorneys won’t prosecute for hemp-derived CBD while others will. Texas farmers aren’t even allowed to grow hemp in their state, even though federally it’s completely legal under the 2014 farm bill. Why did this happen? The Duncanville police conducted an undercover investigation into the store. Their undercover agent went in and bought from the store and after subsequent lab tests were done, they concluded that some of the products were “identified as marijuana,” a search warrant affidavit said. However, the affidavit never publicized the THC levels in the hemp flower or CBD Oil, which is ridiculous and I’ll tell you why below. What the real problem is Marijuana is any plant that contains more than 0.3% THC, a completely arbitrary number used to classify hemp vs marijuana. 0.3% THC...

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Is CBD Legal in Florida?

Lodestar News Welcome, Florida resident or CBD legality enthusiast! So you want to know if CBD is legal in Florida, we get this question a lot, and the answer is quite shocking since Florida has been historically strict on marijuana and hemp. In recent years through legislation, Florida has created a massive market for both marijuana-derived CBD Oil and hemp-derived CBD Oil. Who can buy it? Where can you buy it? We will answer all your questions and more below! Before we can answer your question though, we have to explain the difference between Hemp and Marijuana because it’s...

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What is CBD Bioavailability?

Lodestar News It’s a problem many consumers have all over the market. Doesn’t matter if you’re new or experienced with CBD, the question of effectiveness is always at hand. Bioavailability is the term that all CBD enthusiasts should familiarize themselves with. Bioavailability is a term in the medical field that addresses the overall effectiveness of a drug. The amount of the administrated dose that surpasses the bloodstream is what determines its bioavailability. When we take a drug, such as CBD, not all of its contents will be fully utilized. This is a result of the extraction methods used for...

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CBD and Refractory Epilepsy

Lodestar News Refractory epilepsy is an extremely severe form of epilepsy in which epileptic seizures are not controlled by medication. Epilepsy Foundation defines it as, “having refractory seizures if treatment fails to achieve seizure freedom for 12 months or more, for whatever reason (1). The generally accepted definition of refractory seizures was proposed by Berg: failure of two or more drugs and occurrence of one or more seizures per month over 18 months (2)..”  Researchers suggest that those who are affected by refractory epilepsy, most commonly children, likely have an underlying problem in the brain. This form of epilepsy...

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Can CBD treat depersonalization disorder(DPD)?

Lodestar News Research on the effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) on depersonalization is ongoing. The medical community has been looking for ways through which they can utilize the benefits presented by CBD in the treatment of a number of ailments such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety disorders. In this article, we will explore depersonalization disorder, looking at its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Our main focus will be on CBD as one of the treatment options. What is depersonalization disorder (DPD)? Depersonalization disorder (DPD) is a condition that is common, although many people have never heard of...

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