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Likewise, Bell said CBD oil squelches the symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome he’s suffered from since the second grade — although Bell’s treatment also requires the THC not found in CBD oil, so he supplements with marijuana smoking to keep it under control.
“Oil” claiming to have medicinal value sounds familiar, but science is proving that CBD is no snake oil. Dozens of studies reveal promise — most recently, a 2017 study conducted in Ecuador that found a 40 percent reduction in seizure frequency among 15 epileptics, and a randomized double-blind 2017 trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that found a reduction in seizure frequency from 12.4 to 5.9 a month among 120 sufferers of Dravet syndrome, a form of childhood epilepsy.
— Pure Spectrum will have a grand opening party, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at 7863 Girard Ave., Suite 102. Bell said it would be attended by UFC stars and San Diego Chargers alumni.
CBD (short for “cannabidiol”) oil is a cannabis derivative that does not get users high and is commonly used to ease a wide range of debilitating medical conditions including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and chronic pain.
Lifely Wellness owner Carla Parra doesn’t need to see any research. Her son Jordan, 24, was diagnosed with a glioma brain stem tumor in May 2016. After taking CBD oil, his grand mal seizures completely stopped within two months and, she says, “he’s had none since.”And that’s how La Jolla got its first CBD oil store, because Parra immediately made one out of her vitamin store (the former La Jolla’s Little Vitamin Shop). “I’m 100 percent onboard and sold,” she said.
However, the area of the law in which any CBD store operates is still technically a grey one.
Currently, two separate lawsuits are underway — one in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco and one in a federal district court in Manhattan — challenging the DEA’s Schedule 1 classification of CBD oil. They focus on the wording of the 2014 Farm Bill signed by President Barack Obama, which authorized the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp.
And this marketing is integral to the hard distinction Bell makes between the cannabis that is smoked and the hemp that his product comes from. (Pure Spectrum gets its oil from a 1,4000-acre hemp farm called Colorado Cultivars.) Hemp has been used for centuries to make products such as rope, paper and sail canvas. (In fact, the name canvas derives from cannabis.) Though both come from varieties of the cannabis plant, hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana.