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9 Ways to Beat Work Stress and Increase Productivity With CBD


Can CBD Increase Productivity?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an increasingly popular substance that more people are choosing to utilize.  Even athletes have turned to cannabis products to treat their bodies after rigorous games and training sessions.

From epilepsy to pain and even sleep, the size of the opportunity in the CBD industry is becoming larger than ever.

With a the expansion of the Farm Bill legalizing hemp-based CBD products, the use of cannabis in the workplace to combat fatigue and increase productivity is becoming increasingly popular. Whether you’re an employer or employee, understanding how CBD may increase productivity in the workplace can be beneficial.

In this article, we consider nine ways CBD may increase productivity and enhance the work environment.

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1. CBD for Anxiety

Anxiety disorders can prevent a person from maintaining a normal life. Ongoing anxiety can lead to numerous health illnesses and can negatively affect an employee’s production. 

Social anxiety especially is a big issue as it can affect workplace productivity if not properly addressed. The swarm of butterflies in your tummy, palpitations and an often-irrational fear of embarrassment can make it impossible to give presentations and make necessary contributions.

Medical marijuana is being used by many to address anxiety issues in many. Additionally, research shows, CBD oil may help mitigate the effects of social anxiety, making it easier for a person to speak in public.

Jessie Gill, founder of Marijuana Mommy, speaking to News12.

2. Stay Focused and Motivated Using CBD Oil

Staying focused and motivated at work is especially important when work gets monotonous. Stress, anxiety, and depression can all decrease motivation at work.

Research suggests that “CBD may attenuate motivational dysfunction through activation of the 5-HT1Areceptor and elevations in eCB tone.” If you’re in a slump and need a motivational boost, CBD oil may be helpful.

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3. Improve Sleep

We still don’t completely understand how CBD affects sleep. Some patients reports feeling sleepy after consuming CBD oil, while others report feeling stimulated. Nonetheless, most patients report consuming CBD regularly enhances the quality of their sleep and may improve sleep patterns. 

Lack of sleep is one of the major problems affecting workplace productivity. Being well-rested means being more relaxed and less prone to stress which can increase productivity. 



4. Enhance Mental Clarity

Most people have experienced the mid-workday mental slump; that period where your brain implodes and nothing goes in or out.

CBD may help battle this by improving brain function and boosting the neural pathways involved in thought navigation. For some, CBD use results in a clearer thought process and increased productivity.

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5. Reduce Pain

Work-related pain is a significant productivity barrier. From back pain during manual labor to neck and wrist pain from working at a computer all day, the workplace is full of hazards.

Many people combat pain with CBD. CBD has been deemed an anti-inflammatory. Reduced pain levels allow employees to focus on work. 

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6. Increase Energy Levels

Where as some patients report CBD oil makes them feel sleepy, others report CBD stimulates them and increases energy levels. Optimal energy levels ensure that your productivity stays up and your workday goes smoothly.

Keeping your energy levels up helps ensure you’re productive and not just absentmindedly staring at your computer.

Taking small doses of CBD at the beginning and end of your day may keep you energized and motivated. Patients should know how CBD affects them prior to using it before work. 

READ: 10 Reasons to Use CBD After a Heavy Workout


7. Combat Nicotine Addiction

Research has found that CBD may reduce nicotine cravings. Additionally, researchers at the University of Montreal, Canada conducted a review of studies on CBD and found that CBD may also be useful for combating opioid, cocaine and other addictions.

Using CBD to combat a nicotine addiction allows employees to take fewer smoke breaks and devote more time to work.

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8. Improve Mood

CBD helps to improve mood by boosting your natural cannabinoids which impact your mood and wellbeing. Using CBD oil to enhance your mood, keeps you working at peak levels.

The result of an improved mood is increased productivity and a better work environment for everyone.

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9. Reduce Stress Damage

Daily stress at work  is known to have long-term effects on our bodies and general wellbeing. This effect is known as oxidative stress.

CBD has been suggested as a way to prevent chronic inflammation and the chronic illnesses associated with oxidative stress. Reducing chronic inflammation can enhance health and wellness. 



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CBD has great benefits for the workplace, but patients should keep in mind that CBD is not a benign substance. It’s essential patients determine their own ideal dose as too much CBD can be harmful. 

It is also important to understand the policies related to hiring and retention of medical cannabis users. Federal employees and government contractors have been warned against consuming CBD as the FDA maintains it’s illegal.

Before choosing CBD, patients should be aware of the employment risks associated with use. Patients should also be aware of how CBD affects them specifically and of CBD’s side effects  before choosing to use it at work. 

READ: 5 Ways Cannabis Can Enhance Your Lifestyle


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NJ’s Medical Marijuana Program – Here’s What Changed


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Summary of NJ’s Expansion of the Medical Marijuana Program

Summary of: Executive Order 6 Report

On January 23rd, Phil Murphy ordered a review of NJ’s medical marijuana program via Executive Order 6. On March 27, 2018, he announced the findings.

Here’s a summary of that report including the timelines for the estimated implementation of each item addressed. The changes are really promising, but honestly, I’m disappointed by the lack of immediate benefits for current patients.

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Conditions Added to NJ’s Qualification List

The biggest change was that the administration finally approved the conditions that the panel recommended when Christie was still in office.

Effective immediately, these conditions were added:

  • Anxiety (This includes anxiety related to autism and Alzheimer’s disease, etc.)
  • Chronic Pain (This includes pain conditions like migraines, fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, injury, etc.)
  • Tourette’s Syndrome

These added conditions are welcome, and we’re celebrating them as a “win”, however, the additions feel a lot like optics as these additions were approved by the panel months ago. All of these conditions could have been added during Murphy’s first few weeks in office WITHOUT an Executive Order.

Update NJMMP Portal

The report states they plan to update the online system, the NJ medical marijuana patient portal. Estimated implementation by March 27, 2019.


Reduced Registration Fees

Effective immediately, registration fees required to obtain or renew a medical marijuana card have been reduced to $100 for all, and $20 for seniors, veterans, and patients receiving public assistance.


Satellite Locations for ATCs

Effective immediately, waivers will be granted to current ATCs allowing them to begin the process of opening additional grow facilities and satellite locations.


Phase Out Physician Registry

Effective immediately, physicians no longer have to list their names on the public registry. The report states they plan to phase out the physician registry altogether. Estimated implementation by March 27, 2019.


Make it Easier to Add Qualifying Conditions

The report states they plan to streamline the process to allow Commissioner of Health to add conditions without a lengthy review process. Estimated implementation by March 27, 2019.

Governor Phill Murphy ordered an expansion of NJ's Medical Marijuana Program via Executive Order 6. Here's a summary of the report explaining exactly what changed in NJ's cannabis program and how the changes affect current patients.

Allow More Caregivers

Effective immediately, medical marijuana patients are allowed to register up to two licensed caregivers.


Split ATC Permits Into Three Categories

The report states they plan to split ATC/dispensary permits into three separate licenses. Estimated implementation by March 27, 2019.

  • Cannabis Retail
  • Extract & Edible Manufacturing
  • Cannabis Cultivation


Remove 10% THC Limit

Plans to remove the 10% THC limit. Estimated implementation by March 27, 2019.

Governor Phill Murphy ordered an expansion of NJ's Medical Marijuana Program via Executive Order 6. Here's a summary of the report explaining exactly what changed in NJ's cannabis program and how the changes affect current patients.

Remove Psychiatric Approval Required for Minors

Plans to remove the requirement for a psychiatric approval for minor patients. Estimated implementation by March 27, 2019.


These Changes Must Be Enacted Via the Legislature – No Timeline

The report discusses several areas it hopes to address. These things cannot be changed by the governor’s administration and must be changed by working with the legislature. There are NO TIMELINES for these items.

  • Allow Edibles
  • Increase monthly patient limits to 4 oz.
  • Allow patients to register at more than one ATC
  • Allow cannabis as a first line treatment for ALL qualifying conditions.
  • Allow NO LIMITS on supply for hospice patients.
  • Allow ATCs to transition to for-profit corporations.

Governor Phill Murphy ordered an expansion of NJ's Medical Marijuana Program via Executive Order 6. Here's a summary of the report explaining exactly what changed in NJ's cannabis program and how the changes affect current patients.


“Exploring” These Changes – No Timeline

The report mentions several changes the Department of Health is currently “exploring”. There are NO TIMELINES for these items.

  • Allow home delivery
  • Allowing external labs to conduct quality testing
  • Develop a provider education program with dosing guidelines
  • Research and develop standardized dosing and administrative protocols for medicinal marijuana products, including information on expected effects, side effects, and adverse effects
  • Eliminate sales tax on marijuana – The Department of Health is working with the treasury to expand exclusions and eliminate the tax.
  • Streamline the procedure to allow more ATCs to open

Governor Phill Murphy ordered an expansion of NJ's Medical Marijuana Program via Executive Order 6. Here's a summary of the report explaining exactly what changed in NJ's cannabis program and how the changes affect current patients.


Personally, I’m disappointed. Much of Executive Order 6 appears to contain hopes for the future with little commitment and no timelines.

If you’re a current MMJ patient, there are only two changes that affect you immediately: (1) When you renew your card, you’ll pay a reduced rate. (2) If you have a licensed caregiver, you may now register up to two.


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Cannaphobia: What I Say to the Haters


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How to Handle Cannaphobia

For 80 years, propaganda has been pushed, with society declaring cannabis to be an evil substance from which we must protect our children. With all that cannaphobic brainwashing, of course, we will encounter haters in our fight to legalize this plant.

It’s not that these folks are particularly uptight or even small-minded, they’ve just been battered down by a lifetime of brainwashing.

I’m fortunate to receive mostly kind messages, but on occasion, a cannaphobic reaches out and behaves rather poo-ish. I have a fairly standard response to these types. Here’s a screenshot of my recent exchange with a non-fan named Jerome.

Decades of Brainwashing Results in Cannaphobia

Cannaphobia is an irrational fear of cannabis and of things or people associated with cannabis. Cannaphobia is synonymous with the stigma against cannabis.

But honestly, we can’t blame Jerome. It’s not entirely his fault that he’s acting like a douche. His lifetime of programming leads him to believe he’s being a stand-up guy.

Cannaphobia is caused by decades of brainwashing. Jerome is just another victim of history’s game. And part of me can relate because I too was once resistant to cannabis.

How Cannaphobia Began

People often incorrectly believe cannaphobia is a product of cannabis prohibition. It’s not. The truth is cannaphobia caused prohibition.

Cannaphobia began well before marijuana prohibition. It originated in the Catholic church in medieval Europe and is clearly illustrated during the Spanish crusades which obliterated the indigenous people of America.

And originally, cannabis wasn’t the only plant decreed by the church as evil–all ceremonial and medicinal herbs were targeted.

After the Spanish Conquests, Catholic influence grew rapidly throughout Mexico and cannaphobia remained central to society. Finally, in 1920, Catholic-dominant Mexico officially made cannabis illegal.

By 1937, cannaphobia was running rampant in the United States. Our media and government mimicked their southern counterparts and began an (extremely effective and very racist) propaganda campaign against cannabis

At the time, little was commonly understood about the plant. Little, was commonly known about cannabis and most didn’t even know that marijuana and cannabis were the same thing. When the government and media told people cannabis was a dangerous substance, they believed them.

It’s not surprising that humans were so wrong. We’ve falsely believed some wild stuff over the millennia.

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Batshit Things People Once Believed

History is overflowing with bonker beliefs.

  • In the 1900’s people believed radioactive amulets and radioactive drinks offered health benefits.
  • For centuries bloodletting–or bleeding yourself to let out disease–was a standard health practice.
  • Heroin was developed and used as a cough syrup.
  • Lobotomies were once considered a “miracle cure”.
  • Listerine was sold as a vaginal douche.
  • Vibrators were invented for doctors to help treat women’s hysteria.
  • And people STILL believe that going out in the cold will make you sick.

Fortunately, with time and observation, humans learned that radioactive substances are deadly, Listerine is not a douche, and vibrators are for way more than a clinical setting. Sadly, cannaphobia stayed firmly in place thanks to prohibition.

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Education Eases Cannaphobia

Even to this day, because of federal prohibition, studying cannabis is still illegal in the United States. But with regions legalizing and miraculous stories abounding, more and more are discovering the power of this plant.

Recently, a federal judge declared a group of cannabis patients as “proof medical marijuana has health benefits”. Personal stories are transforming beliefs and education is the best way to fight cannaphobia.

But for some, reading or hearing about it just isn’t enough. Jerome might have to see it to believe it, fortunately, it’s only a matter of time before he does.

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