Sonja Soderlund
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Sonja Soderlund

Sonja Soderlund is an Oregon-based freelance writer and CBD researcher. She has a background in education and a longstanding addiction to 19th-century literature and very strong tea.

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Is CBD safe during pregnancy? A new study published this week suggests that pregnant women should avoid both CBD and THC. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, studied the effects of a one-time exposure to cannabinoids (both CBD and THC) on pregnant

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CBD News

The US Department of Agriculture has finally made good on its promise to publish hemp regulations in time for the 2020 growing season. 

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CBD News

Athletes, take note! This week, USA Triathlon became the first national governing body in the Olympics system to form a partnership with a CBD company.

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Best CBDCapsulesCBD ReviewsFeatured

If you want to try CBD but also like the familiarity and convenience of capsules or softgels, there’s no lack of companies ready to sell you their wares. To find find out which brands are worth your time, we’ve combed the industry for the top players (as well as a

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CBD News

The green rush is on. And according to Hemp Business Daily’s newly released 2019 Hemp & CBD Industry Factbook, retail sales of CBD may surpass $10 billion by 2024. According to those projections, the combination of consumer demand and easy access to CBD products may drive sales to about $1.1

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If you’re familiar with that sour, sinking feeling most commonly associated with Sunday nights and a looming workweek, you’ve experienced the “sunday scaries.” And the people at Sunday Scaries CBD have formulated just the thing to get you through.

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CBD News

It’s hardly big news that CBD doesn’t get you high. And we’ve known for a while that CBD can also offset THC’s psychoactivity. But new research out of the University of Western Ontario has shed some light on the molecular mechanisms at work when CBD interacts with THC in the

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CBD News

GW Pharmaceuticals created the first FDA-approved CBD-based drug, Epidiolex. Now, the company is turning its attention from seizure disorders to autism. The cannabis pharmaceutical company is currently conducting a new clinical trial at Montefiore Medical Center in New York which will examine the effects of CBDV, or cannabidivarin, on autism spectrum

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CBD News

This week the Arthritis Foundation became the first major health organization to issue guidance for using CBD as a treatment for arthritis pain.  The foundation created the guidance, with help from expert researchers, after reviewing the results of a survey that they conducted in July of 2019. According to the

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CBD News

Vaping continued to be big news this week, with spiked CBD e-pens taking center stage. The Associated Press published the findings of their own investigation into spiked CBD, after commissioning lab testing of 30 brands of CBD vape products. The investigation comes in the wake of several cases of consumers

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