Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26ϭϰ óóó͘¥½®Öæƒþ®Ä›͘ěã&›ÙçƒÙùϮϬϭϳ A change in Big Pharma is long overdue. A change in the way we view drugs is long overdue. One company, based out of Southern California is using out of the box methods with an out of the box drug. Life Tech Global, LLC is using transdermal technology to deliver medicinal Cannabidiol (CBD). It is old news by now that transdermal applications work. However, not all transdermal applications are the same. Some in fact, DO NOT work at all. Some work better than others. Some work very well. Life Tech Global is a company that is doing just that, striving to make the best patch! Medicinal hemp in the pharmaceutical world is currently a hot topic, not only in the US, but internationally. Life Tech Global has created a transdermal product line in response to the MEDICINAL need for hemp-based products. Scientific research done by Dr. Ludwig Weimann, has to the process of creating a patch that can systematically deliver compounds for up to 24 hours. Dr. Weimann uses what is known as a “Matrix Patch” construction, which is comprised of 14mg of solubilized CBD in a proprietary adhesive polymer laminated between a release film and polyethylene foam backing. (US patent Application 15/265,823). This looks similar to a square Band-Aid, without the gauze in the middle. Dr. Weimann has developed ten transdermal patch formulations – two FDA approved generic transdermal systems: a Nitroglycerine patch and The Estrogen patch, both presently on the mar- ket and one NDA submitted in the mid 80’s. He has even developed topical patch formulations containing Vitamins C, E, and A, and a hydrogel patch for topical pain relief. CBD is a non-toxic, non-psychoactive substance naturally occurring in the hemp plant and according to the United State’s government patent (US Patent 6630507) (1) “it has been used to support the nutritional health of aging bodies. Cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neu- roprotectants, for example, in limiting neurological damage following stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neuro- degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.” Scientists have suggested that other benefits people are experiencing from cannabidiol include: Reduced feelings of anxiety, reversing brain damage caused by alcohol, used to assist as an anti-inflammatory, and supplement anti-oxidant benefits. Scientific studies also suggest that decreasing stress levels play a part in battling cancer, heart disease, and other stress related illnesses. CBD Oil from the Hemp plant, by definition, does NOT con- tain illegal amounts of THC. It is legal in all 50 states. This is very important to people who are in need of CBD, but can’t get it locally. In addition, legal CBD is available for home delivery in all 50 states - meaning many people don’t have to relocate to a state with legalized medical marijuana in order to obtain it. Also, in states where medical marijuana is legal, consumers using this form of CBD don’t have to go through the hassle, and for some, the embarrassment, of getting a medical marijuana card. It is a very legitimate medical application. Here’s how Life Tech Global’s patch works: CBD migrates from the patch through the skin, and into the body. It is distributed by the blood system, circumventing the digestive system. The patch delivery allows for direct bloodstream delivery without By Isabel Herrman