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The study was conducted by HelloMD, one of the nation’s largest online communities of medical cannabis patients, and Brightfield Group, a marketing and research firm specializing in cannabis industry data and analysis.

Among the cannabis users surveyed, 75 percent used CBD products, with half reporting using whole plant-derived CBD and 20 percent using hemp-derived CBD products. Of those, 80 percent said they used CBD products at least once a week, and 41 percent indicated they used the products daily. Interestingly, 58 percent of CBD-only users are women, according to the study.

Women gravitating more toward CBDDr. Perry Solomon, chief medical officer for HelloMD, said he was “a little surprised” that women represented the majority of CBD users in the study, noting that a previous study conducted by the company found 36 percent of women used cannabis generally, and another found 44 percent of women consumed cannabis.

“I can only guess as to why,” he said in an interview with Ganjapreneur. “One of the reasons may be that women aren’t looking for the psychoactive effect of THC combined in their product and are looking for a purely anxiety-reducing type of medicine. … I think they are looking for a medicine that doesn’t cause a psychoactive effect – that’s the only logical conclusion I can draw.”

Bethany Gomez, director of research for Brightfield Group, said she believes part of the reason women used CBD-only products more than their male counterparts is that they tend to do more research and, while laypersons still don’t know much about CBD, women often look deeper into the information when trying to treat their condition.

“Women are doing more research and more aware of the products,” she said in an interview“As well as CBD may be beneficial for them especially in conditions more interceded with women.”

Cannabidiol (CBD) has grown dramatically in popularity in recent years and can be sourced either from industrial hemp plants or medicinal cannabis plants, pictured above. Photo Credit: Cannabis Pictures

CBD replacing pharmaceuticals

The researchers found 65 percent of respondents used CBD to treat anxiety, with insomnia or sleep problems being the second most reported condition treated with CBD products (60 percent.) Another 54 percent said they used CBD to treat joint pain and inflammation and about 45 percent used the cannabinoid to treat symptoms of depression. About 35 percent of individuals experiencing muscle tension or strain reported using CBD, and just about the same number of respondents indicated using CBD to treat migraines or tension headaches. Thirty-two percent of respondents said they used CBD to treat severe or chronic pain, while 31 percent were arthritis sufferers who said it helped treat the condition. Thirty-one percent of hemp-derived CBD users said CBD worked to treat their nausea, compared to 26 percent whose CBD was derived from non-hemp sources.

Thirty-five percent of CBD users also used prescription pain killers, such as Vicodin, and slightly less (34 percent) used prescription anti-anxiety medication, such as Xanax; another 20 percent indicated using prescription sleep medication like Ambien. Sixty-five percent regularly used over-the-counter pain relievers, while about 40 percent used over-the-counter ointments or topicals to relieve pain, such as BenGay. About 44 percent also used herbal or natural remedies to ease the symptoms of their condition.

Of those, 42 percent have replaced their over-the-counter or prescription medication with CBD, while 37 percent reported using traditional medications in conjunction with cannabis products, with 20 percent saying they alternate between the two. Just 1 percent of respondents said they used other medicines instead of cannabis. Slightly more hemp-derived CBD users (43 percent) used cannabis in lieu of traditional medications than those who use whole plant-derived CBD products (40 percent.) Sixty-six percent of respondents indicated that, overall, CBD therapies were either “much more effective” or “more effective” than over-the-counter medicines.

Solomon said he was surprised by the number of people who stopped using traditional medication in favor of CBD.

“If people are able to cut down on opioids … and even anti-inflammatories … it’s a huge win for anyone that wants to try and get off traditional medication or finds that it doesn’t work,” he explained. “That being said I think people need to be very cognizant about what and where they are purchasing just in terms of the quality of the CBD.”

Survey respondents indicated that vape pens were their delivery method of choice, which Gomez said was in line with national industry trends.

“People are increasingly looking to vape as opposed to flower or as opposed to other product types because it’s a healthier method of consumption,” she said. “Particularly for CBD, there’s more products available and when it comes to CBD people want to go toward more packaged products. … It’s fast-acting and it’s reliable.”

Solomon explained that while there may be some consumer concerns about components of vape pens – such as the coils and nickel used in production – the availability and the ease of using the device makes them a popular option.

“It’s just what’s easier for the patient, and how soon do they want it to work,” he said, adding that CBD tincture doesn’t have any of those byproducts but takes more time for the body to process.

It should be noted that the majority of the 2,400 HelloMD members (86 percent) hailed from California. One percent each resided in New York and Arizona, and about 1 percent lived in Canada and Europe. The remainder was from 41 other U.S. states.

This is some good information for those who need to know that work is being done by docs to educate themselves about CBD and its effects-

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Pills Prescribed Kill People- CBD Hemp Oil, Safe Plant Based Herbs

Another article about the risk with Pills. CBD to the rescue!

It is articles like this that give more credit to the use of CBD Hemp Oil for treatment. I found this article and I had to share it with everyone.After I read how many deaths have increased from the side effects of perscribed  medicines given out by our medical doctors for health treatment, It just made my stomach turn once again! Then on top of that my husband comes into the kitchen to tell me he has been reading where most of our meds are coming from China and countries that have no regulations how they are made. I ask myslef, ” How can the Feds turn down natural plant based herbal treatments that solve health issues without all the side effects?”. How can they give such harsh decisions about the use of CBD Hemp OIL? The more I read and learn the more I pray because my thoughts cannot explain to me how things on this earth have gotten so far away from the reality of life.

Wait a minute! We are responsible for what we do for our health and for the medicine we use!

But then it is up to us as individuals to learn what is best and to make the correct decisions about how we will be treated in the medical field and what medicines we will take? I can try my best to educate people about natural plant based herbal therapies. People around the world for generations have used natural herbal treatments. believes in education of alternative herbal treatments equals a higher quality of life. We try to enlighten each client to see the benefits of herbal treatment and what is good medicine at the same time. Our hope is for all to awaken to their responsibility of our health and take charge of our energy and decisions made about our health care. To ask questions and do research! Become aware of your ability to know what is best for you and stand in that truth.

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Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study
Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Every minute of every day, three Americans call a poison control center because they’ve made a major mistake with their medication.

Some have taken the wrong dose. Some have double-dosed, and others have taken the wrong medicine altogether.

The result: the rate of serious mix-ups has doubled since 2000, a new study reports.

Four out of 10 mistakes involve heart medications, painkillers or hormone therapy prescriptions, including insulin. And the errors often put patients in the hospital, the study found.

“Ever more drugs for ever more diagnoses in ever more people invites ever more error and adverse reactions,” said Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center. He was not involved with the study.

The study researchers used U.S. National Poison Data System records to track errors involving prescription or over-the-counter medications taken outside a health care facility. Most of the drugs were taken at home, meaning patients, not health care professionals, made the mistakes.

The rate of serious medication errors rose from 1.09 for every 100,000 Americans in 2000 to 2.28 per 100,000 by 2012. One-third of the cases resulted in a hospital stay, the researchers said.

“Fortunately, most do not result in the serious outcomes found in this study,” said lead author Nichole Hodges. She is a research scientist with the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

But Hodges said the extent of the problem may be worse than the findings suggest.

“Because this study includes only medication errors reported to poison control centers, it is an underestimate of the true number of serious medication errors in the U.S.,” she said. “Unfortunately, we can’t tell from the data whether serious medication errors are occurring more frequently, or whether they are simply being reported more often.”

Nationwide, at least 1.5 million medication errors occur every year, with poison control centers logging them at a rate of one every 21 seconds.

The study found medication errors outside a medical facility shot up across all age ranges except one: children under age 6.

Among that young group, errors rose between 2000 and 2005, then started to fall. The study pointed to less use of pediatric cough and cold medicines after 2007, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised parents to stop giving those drugs to children.

Most of the errors involved taking the wrong medicine, the wrong dosage or accidentally taking a medication twice.

Two-thirds of deaths in the study involved heart medicines and painkillers combined.

Heart medication mistakes accounted for more than a fifth of errors, while hormone therapy drugs such as insulin accounted for 11 percent.

Painkillers were involved in 12 percent of poisonings, and roughly 80 percent of painkiller mistakes involved products with acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) or an opioid drug.

Hodges said most medication mistakes can be prevented.

“Keeping a written log of when medications are administered can be a helpful strategy for parents and caregivers,” she said. “This is especially important if multiple individuals are administering medication to an individual.”

Hodges said patients should to talk to their doctor or pharmacist if they have questions about their medicines. Careful storage is also important.

“Individuals who use weekly pill planners should [also] ensure that they are child-resistant and stored up, away and out of sight of children,” Hodges added.

Drug makers could help, she noted, by improving drug packaging and labeling. In particular, she said, dosing instructions should be easier for people with limited reading and math skills.

The findings were published July 10 in the journal Clinical Toxicology.

More information

Learn more about medication safety at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SOURCES: Nichole Hodges, Ph.D., research scientist, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and adjunct assistant professor, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Columbus; David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., director, Yale University Prevention Research Center, New Haven, Conn., and past president, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Chesterfield, Mo.; July 10, 2017, Clinical Toxicology

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2017

Copyright © 2017 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Another Review showing MMJ treatment for Addiction

Is it just Amazing! No this is Science. Hemp & Cannabis Works!

I have just found another article I would like to share with our readers. This time instead of instilling fear into the public so they will run to the doctor to get pills for their addiction, they now can see the studies behind the benefits of MMJ on Addiction.

According to a study conducted by HelloMD and the University of California Berkeley, cannabis can be used as a substitute for opioid and non-opioid based pain medication. The collaboration surveyed nearly 3,000 participants and 97 percent “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that they could decrease their opioid use when using cannabis.Ninety-two percent of respondents “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that they preferred medical cannabis to treat their medical condition for which they currently use opioid-based drugs; and 81 percent “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that cannabis by itself was more effective than taking cannabis with opioids.

Dr. Perry Solomon, chief medical officer for HelloMD said that the research backs up a recent publication from the National Academy of Sciences that “clearly refuted the ‘gateway drug’ theory” associated with cannabis, “instead finding evidence of cannabis having multiple curative benefits.”

“Hopefully this will awaken the public, medical professionals and legislatures to the fact that cannabis is a safe, non-addictive product, available to help fight the opioid epidemic,” he said in a press release.

Amanda Reiman, PHD, MSW, lecturer at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare and the study’s lead author, said that because the treatment of pain “has become a politicized business” in the U.S., “the result has been the rapidly rising rate of opioid-related overdoses and dependence.”

“Patients have been telling us for decades that this practice is producing better outcomes than the use of opioid based medications,” she said in a statement. “It’s past time for the medical profession to get over their reefer madness and start working with the medical cannabis movement and industry to slow down the destruction being caused by the over prescribing and overuse of opioids.”

The study is just the latest to purport medical cannabis is an effective pain management therapy and could be utilized to combat the opioid crisis in the U.S. – which claims 91 American lives per day.

In May, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a division of the National Institutes of Health, updated their website to include two NIDA-funded studies which “cumulatively suggest” that medical cannabis products may have a role in reducing the use of opioids to control pain.

Article on Opioid death rate projection/ Could MMJ be the answer?

Opioid death rate/ CBD & MMJ to the rescue!

In the following article I am about to publish the government is talking about thousands of deaths caused by Opioid used in America! Yet, It makes me wonder even more deeply “Why are the people held back from the medical benefit of MMJ and CBD?”  Most of us in the industry know that the resistance comes from Big Pharma and money. Along with lack of education in our public about herbal therapy in general.

I myself, being a 4th stage kidney failure patient used pain pills before I realized that I could not live on this medication and I searched and found CBD. I have been taking it now for almost 3 years and it has done wonders for my health. I live a life of quality with out pain pills and my attitude is much better to deal with my kidneys. I take care of myself in a better way and with no dialysis now for over 9 years. I feel I have been truly blessed to have an open mind to what is in our world today and how we can better take care of our own illness if we understand what to do and take the time to learn.  Please enjoy and educate yourself today from the article. To me this sounds like more information for scare tactics for the use of more drugs. Perhaps I am wrong. What do you think?

Opioids could kill nearly half a million people across America over the next decade as the crisis of addiction and overdose accelerates.Deaths from opioids have been rising sharply for years, and drug overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else. STAT asked leading public health experts at 10 universities to forecast the arc of the epidemic over the next decade. The consensus: It will get worse before it gets better.

There are now nearly 100 deaths a day from opioids, a swath of destruction that runs from tony New England suburbs to the farm country of California, from the beach towns of Florida to the Appalachian foothills.

In the worst-case scenario put forth by STAT’s expert panel, that toll could spike to 250 deaths a day, if potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil continue to spread rapidly and the waits for treatment continue to stretch weeks in hard-hit states like West Virginia and New Hampshire.

If that prediction proves accurate, the death toll over the next decade could top 650,000. That’s almost as many Americans as will die from breast cancer and prostate cancer during that time period. Put another way, opioids could kill nearly as many Americans in a decade as HIV/AIDS has killed since that epidemic began in the early 1980s. The deep cuts to Medicaid now being debated in Congress could add to the desperation by leaving millions of low-income adults without insurance, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Even the more middle-of-the-road forecasts suggest that by 2027, the annual U.S. death toll from opioids alone will likely surpass the worst year of gun deaths on record, and may top the worst year of AIDS deaths at the peak of that epidemic in the 1990s, when nearly 50,000 people were dying each year. The average toll across all 10 forecasts: nearly 500,000 deaths over the next decade.

Beyond the immeasurable pain to families, the overdoses will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars.


In addition to the forecasts, provided by academics who specialize in epidemiology, clinical medicine, health economics, and pharmaceutical use, STAT conducted more than 40 interviews with politicians and patient advocates, providers and payers, doctors and drug makers. This analysis is also informed by a review of presentations from top Trump administration health officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, and the acting chiefs of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“It took us about 30 years to get into this mess,” Robert Valuck, professor at the University of Colorado-Denver’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, told STAT. “I don’t think we’re going to get out of it in two or three.”

It’s already so bad that once unthinkable scenes of public overdose are now common: People are dying on public buses and inside fast-food restaurants. They’re collapsing unconscious on street corners and in libraries after overdosing on prescription pain pills, heroin, and fentanyl. A customer in Anchorage, Alaska, hit the floor of a Subway while trying to order a sandwich. A mom in Lawrence, Mass., sprawled in the toy aisle of a Family Dollar as her little girl screamed at her to wake up. A grandmother in East Liverpool, Ohio, slumpedin the front seat of an idling car, turning blue, while a toddler in dinosaur pajamas sat in the back.

There are so many deaths, some coroners are running out of room for bodies.

The most recent national statistics count more than 33,000 opioid-related deaths across the U.S. in 2015. Many victims are young, often in their 20s or 30s. Increasingly, many are white. But the plague touches all demographics: farmers and musicians, lawyers and construction workers, stay-at-home moms and the homeless.

Read next: 12 ways to slow the opioid epidemic

Most of the forecasts produced by STAT predict the annual death toll will increase by at least 35 percent between 2015 and 2027. Under the gravest scenarios, it could triple — to more than 93,000 deaths a year.

On this, all the experts agree: Fatal overdoses will not even begin to level off until sometime after 2020, because it will take time to see whether the federal government’s efforts to boost drug enforcement and push doctors to write fewer prescriptions for opioid pain pills are effective.

The worst-case scenario is built around the assumption doctors will continue to freely prescribe and that people addicted to opioids will continue to be exposed, perhaps unknowingly, to powerful synthetic compounds like carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer capable of killing a human with just a couple of grains.

Opioid deaths: Worst case scenario

Opioid deaths: Worst case scenario
Scenario 1: The opioid deaths forecast for 2027 is 93,613. The forecasted change is 183% since 2015 when it was 33,091. This curve assumes total drug overdoses climb at the same rate they have for decades. It’s also based on the assumption opioid deaths keep making up roughly the same percentage of all drug deaths.NATALIA BRONSHTEIN/STAT

The best-case projection has fatal overdoses falling below 22,000 a year by 2027. But experts say reaching that level would require a major public investment in evidence-based treatment options and a concerted push among medical providers to control pain with non-narcotic therapies before trying prescription opioids. Right now the U.S. spends about $36 billion a year on addiction treatment — and just a fraction of those in need are getting care.

By contrast, federal officials estimate that opioid abuse drains nearly $80 billion a year from the American economy because of expenses tied to health care, criminal justice, and lost productivity.

President Trump, who has vowed to make opioids a priority, has appointed a commission led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to explore solutions, but it hasn’t yet laid out its ideas — and in the meantime, the administration’s proposed budget would slash most domestic spending, which health advocates call profoundly counterproductive.

“Are we doing enough of what we think works — prescription drug monitoring programs, medication-assisted treatment, naloxone?” asked Dr. Donald Burke, dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s graduate school of public health.

“And,” Burke said, “are we matching the societal costs with a like expenditure in prevention?”

Opioid deaths: Best case scenario

Opioid deaths: Best case scenario
Scenario 10: The opioid deaths forecast for 2027 is 21,300. The forecasted change is -36% since 2015 when it was 33,091. ‎‎This curve assumes doctors prescribe fewer opioids, states embrace prescription drug monitoring programs, and insurers enact reforms to increase treatment access.NATALIA BRONSHTEIN/STAT

Ignoring clear signs of danger

The STAT analysis projects many painful years ahead. The roots of the crisis, though, stretch back generations to the 1980s, when pharmaceutical firms first marketed prescription opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone to treat pain — and claimed they carried minimal risk for addiction.

Over the years these companies pushed hard to get pills in patients’ hands with strategies that included paying middlemen to circumvent state regulations and allegedly bribing doctors to prescribe opioids.

The result are staggering: Opioid prescriptions nearly tripled between 1991 and 2011.

It has been abundantly clear in recent years that such prescriptions can be dangerous. From 2005 to 2014, the rate of opioid-related emergency department visits nearly doubled, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Yet as recently as 2015, doctors prescribed prescription painkillers to more than a third of American adults, despite limited upside for many patients.

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“It’s like cigarettes in the ’50s: We look back at the way people smoked and promoted cigarettes as laughably backwards — magazine ads with doctors saying, ‘Physicians prefer Camels,” Dr. Michael Barnett, assistant professor of health policy and management at Harvard University, said.

“We have the same thing now — Oxycontin ads in medical journals where doctors would say, ‘Opioids are good for treating pain. They don’t have addictive potential.’ It’s possible 20 years from now, we’re going to look back and say, ‘I cannot believe we promoted these dangerous, addictive medications that are only marginally more effective.’”

The state of Ohio, among a handful of governments currently suing drug makers, alleges that a “well-funded marketing scheme” led to its residents receiving 3.8 billion opioid pills from 2011 to 2015, fueling “human tragedy of epic proportion.” Fatal drug overdoses in Ohio have soared by 642 percent since the turn of the millennium.

Another statistic: The number of privately insured patients diagnosed with opioid dependence increased nearly sixfold in just five years, according to data compiled by Amino, a health care data analytics company.

In 2012, only 241,000 such patients had an opioid dependency diagnosis. By 2016, that number was 1.4 million. And those numbers don’t even account for the hundreds of thousands more battling addictions while on Medicaid or Medicare, or while uninsured.

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The surging death toll, affecting growing numbers of white Americans, sparked demand for action in ways unseen during past epidemics that disproportionately affected minority populations. Law enforcement officers started shutting down pain clinics, known as “pill mills,” where doctors accepted cash for painkiller prescriptions. But that only accelerated demand for heroin, as pill mill patients had trouble finding treatment to break free from their addictions.

Desperate to keep feeding their cravings and avoid the anguish of withdrawal, people from all walks of life — soccer moms in Vermont, C-suite execs in California, college-bound kids in West Virginia — began to shift from prescription pills to heroin, which was more potent and had become far cheaper, thanks to heightened drug trafficking into the U.S. by cartels. Two years ago, heroin deaths surpassed the toll from prescription opioids for first time this millennium, according to the Washington Post.

“Thirty years ago, the heroin dealers drove through Arkansas” on their way to more populous and lucrative markets, Dr. G. Richard Smith, professor of psychiatry, medicine, and public health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, told STAT. “That’s not the case now: People are switching from legal prescription meds, rightly or wrongly prescribed, to heroin.”

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A new threat rises 

Many of the experts STAT spoke with were even more concerned about the wave now crashing through communities: the synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl and carfentanil, that have flooded into the U.S. from China and Mexico. They can be cheaper and even deadlier than heroin — and can be made at home or ordered online. Between 2013 and 2015, deaths linked to these potent opioids tripled to more than 9,000.

The drugs can be so deadly, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency this month urged first responders to carry naloxone in case they accidentally overdose while trying to help a victim — as has already happened to officers in Ohio and Maryland. The DEA also recommended first responders wear protective equipment such as safety goggles and masks, and in some cases full hazmat suits.

Because they’re so strong, synthetic opioids have spawned strings of mass overdoses in cities throughout the eastern half of the U.S.

Last summer emergency workers in Cincinnati responded to an unprecedented 174 overdoses in six days; this past winter, paramedics in Louisville scrambled to get to 151 overdoses over four days. In the small city of Huntington, W. Va., reports of 28 overdoses in five hours last August forced 911 dispatchers to send out every available ambulance to revive drug users who had passed out inside homes and on highways.

And the most potent synthetic opioids haven’t even penetrated all the markets in the U.S. yet.

“We’ve not seen the worst yet,” said Tim Robinson, CEO of Addiction Recovery Care, a Louisa, Ky.-based company that runs several rehab programs. “As we transition from heroin toward fentanyl and carfentanil, when it hits the rural areas in Appalachia, we’re going to see a lot more devastation.”

Already, a long trend of declining death rates for young adults has been reversed: Death rates for people ages 25 to 44 increased from 2010 to 2015 in nearly every racial and ethnic group, in large part because of drug and alcohol abuse, the Washington Post found. The New York Times recently reached out to hundreds of state and county health officials to piece together an estimate of total drug overdose deaths last year. Its projection: More than 59,000 fatalities, most from opioids.

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In an interview with STAT at a national drug abuse summit earlier this year, Dr. Patrice Harris, then chair of the American Medical Association, said one key to bringing down the death toll is to spread the word that addiction is a chronic medical condition, not a personal failing.


Another key: getting more people access to medications that can reduce cravings, such as buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone — and convincing both patients and providers that such treatments don’t simply amount to trading one addiction for another.

“Any physician in this country can prescribe oxycodone in high doses, but they can’t prescribe buprenorphine unless they have special training,” said medical epidemiologist Jay Unick of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “You just don’t have easy access to buprenorphine. And that’s crazy in a world flooded with opioids.”

The end result: waiting lists for treatment that can stretch for weeks or months. 


In West Virginia, Marshall University student Taylor Wilson tried for 41 days to get treatment after nearly dying from an overdose. Her mother, Leigh Ann Wilson, finally got a call saying Taylor had cleared a buprenorphine waiting list. Her daughter had died four days earlier, from another overdose.

A landmark report last year from then-Surgeon General Vivek Murthy found only 10 percent of the estimated 2.2 million Americans with an opioid-use disorder have received addiction treatment.

“We know what works,” Murthy said this past April. “We’re just not doing enough of it.”

STAT reached out to dozens of public health experts, seeking thoughts on the arc of the opioid epidemic. Experts at 10 universities responded, spending weeks developing forecasts for the death toll over the next decade. Some created models that focused on the spread of fentanyl and trends in pain pill prescriptions; others looked more widely at trends in interventions, such as access to naloxone and medication-assisted treatment. Here’s a list of those contributing forecasts:

— University of Pittsburgh: Dr. Donald Burke, dean of the Graduate School of Public Health; Jeanine Buchanich, research associate professor
— University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Brad Martin, professor, division head of pharmaceutical evaluation and policy at the College of Pharmacy; Corey Hayes, Ph.D. student
— University of Virginia: Christopher Ruhm, professor of public policy and economics
— Ohio State University: Dr. William Miller, professor and chair of the division of epidemiology, College of Public Health
— Harvard University: Dr. Michael Barnett, assistant professor, department of health policy and management at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health
— Brown University: Brandon Marshall, professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health
— University of Colorado, Denver: Robert Valuck, professor in the departments of clinical pharmacy, epidemiology, and family medicine at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Rebecca Helfand, evaluation manager, Colorado Department of Human Services
— University of California, San Francisco: Dr. Dan Ciccarone, professor of family and community medicine, principal investigator of the NIH-funded Heroin in Transition study
— University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Jay Unick, medical epidemiologist, School of Social Work
— Johns Hopkins: ‎Caleb Alexander, associate professor of epidemiology and medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health



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We do not take the credit for these reports! No! No! It is the Organic Hemp Plant that gives the herbal oil to these people to trigger their Endocannabinoid System that deserves the credit! Pure Hemp Oil with no added herbs or Tinctures cut with coconut oil for these folks. They are receiving Pure, organic form of concentrated CBD Hemp OIL in a gel form,27% with no solvents or other added herbs. These clients want long term relief on a cellular basis. feels really blessed to be able to offer this method of herbal therapy to our clients. You be the judge!

There is nothing wrong with taking extra herbs to enhance your CBD Herbal therapy!

We perform continued research so we can provide a wholeness of health choices to our clients! As an example, we work up a protocol for our clients free of charge giving them the best choices for added herbs to match their needs for complete health and wellness. We give our clients the websites to order fermented vitamins for those say who are suffering from chemo to enhance immune balance. We are about to join with a new company to offer the best herbal products on our website so our clients can see the wellness in each herb they take for their health. The client becomes empowered to take the quality of life into their hands. Each client then will know the exact level of herbs they are taking and why! just provides the information and education. And now the best Organic Herbs and Essential oils too! It’s coming soon! Be on the look out. We have your wellness in our heart!


Thank You CBD Hemp Oil,

Michelle DeMello




To All Moms of Autistic Children. CBD Hemp Oil Treatment Works!

Autistic Children are people too! They can learn.

Wellness hemp oil has been supplying CBD Hemp Oil for a school in Sri Lanka now for about 7 months. It is a Montisorri School that treats Autistic Children. The side effects are many! They have children with head shakes, non-verbal, and children who have trouble learning. These are just a few of the hurdles the teachers deal with every day. Yet they work with the children from 7:30 am until bedtime every day teaching them how to have a better quality of life. Pure CBD Hemp Oil herbal treatment has played a big part in the success these children are experiencing.  This school only chose to use CBD Hemp Oil herbal treatment after they had a doctor examined the children and give his permission for the school to use CBD Hemp Oil. The parents were contacted and made aware of the use of CBD Hemp Oil on the children. Consent was given. The results are just AMAZING!


WE ARE OVERJOYED!, AMAZED! HAPPY! From the very beginning, the school began using Wellnesshempoil’s Pure Hemp Oil gel tubes at 27% CBD the children began to receive benefits. First, they noticed the calming effect the children received. Next, they reported to us that the children cognitive thinking was improving and they were learning easier. The headmaster is a wonderful teacher and loves her children. She works with them rubbing them down so the muscles do not cramp. Love is dished out with the CBD Hemp Oil herbal treatment the children receive. She is devoted to her job and wellness of the children.

WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO HAVE A CONNECTION WITH THE SCHOOL is a compassionate care company. We feel so blessed that we get to work with these children and here about their improvements. We got our best news last weekend April 14, 2017. Of course, it was Mother’s Day Weekend. The director of the school wrote to us and informed us that the children who experienced headshaking had improved so much that the head was barely moving now! And the non-verbal children were starting to mumble! We are so excited! CBD Hemp OIL Treatment Works for Autism! We are waiting for a video to arrive of the children and we will share it when it arrives. I could not wait to post our experience. Blessings to all Children and to the caretakers who offer Natural CBD Pure Hemp Oil herbal treatment.

Michelle DeMello/


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