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Buying CBD with Bitcoin? Ledger Wallet Review

If you're shopping for CBD you probably have seen by now that you can get discounts by purchasing with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Etherium. There are are a few reasons CBD companies are doing this, primarily because they've been having problems with payment processing. Every now and then we get asked about where to buy Bitcoin and if it is safe. I bought a Ledger Wallet Nano and a Trezor to store our cryptocurrencies and am happy to share a detailed Ledger Wallet Review below.    At the start of 2018, Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck announced the loss of a whooping $553 million following hacks on Coincheck’s digital wallets. We all remember the history of the Mt. Gox hack the whopping 740,000 bitcoins stolen. My point is that if you are using Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies and are worried about security, you 100% should invest in a hardware wallet like Ledger.   Ledger Wallet has 2 main products...   Ledger Blue Ledger Blue is the high end personal security device that costs 229.00 € (excluding tax).    Appearance It has a sleek look in the shape of a tablet and has a fully functional touch screen. It is also designed in a lightweight fashion making it easily portable.   Safety features Ledger Blue uses high level encryption to secure the wallet. It also uses a “secure element” based on dual chip architecture to secure your private keys, this is backed by a PIN system. It uses the FIDO two factor authentication processes to secure passwords. The data is further secured using BOLOS technology. This makes for an air tight security system.   Blue tooth functionality Unlike other hardware wallets, the Ledger Blue can connect to Bluetooth and it saves the user the pain of having to deal with cables to transfer data.   Multi Apps It supports many applications using the ledger manager. It also has multi currency acceptance with an array of over 10 compatible cryptocurrencies. This means that you can hold different cryptocurrencies at the same time on this wallet.   Back up services The hardware has in built back up and data recovery features which will save you a lot of headache if you happen to accidentally erase your data.   Most importantly, security of transactions Transaction integrity is secured by the WYSIWYS system (What You See Is What You Sign). Transactions cannot get tampered with.   This wallet is very simple to use, once you get the device you will need to configure your apps and personalize your settings just as you would a normal touch screen tab. You will also be required to set up your passwords and backups. After this, you should be good to go. The hardware wallet should come with a USB cable, a set of instructions and a recovery sheet.   Ledger Nano S This is the hardware wallet recommended for safely storing your cryptocurrencies. Currently, it is retailing at 79.00 € excluding taxes. OLED display This allows you to confirm transactions on the display with a single tap on the physical buttons.   Multi currency acceptance Ledger Nano S supports Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Zcash, Dash, and Stratis. You can hold different assets in the same hardware wallet at the same time.   Designed for multiple Apps This wallet has enhanced security features that allow you to run different apps at the same time without compromising on the master seed.   Data Back up Your accounts are backed up on a recovery sheet.   Security features Nano S has similar security features to Nano blue. Nano S unfortunately lacks the Bluetooth feature and you will have to use a cable to connect to other devices.  It also lacks the touch screen functionality. In the box you will also find a USB cable, accessories, recovery sheet and a set of instructions.   To use it, connect your Nano S to a USB port and the device will turn on. Set up your 8 digit password to protect your account. Set up FIDO authentication on Google, Dropbox e.t.c. You can then confirm transactions with the buttons on the side. You really just follow the onscreen instructions which makes the set up seamless. The Ledger also retails an OTG Kit that contains all the cables and adapters you need to connect your Ledger hardware wallets to your Android phone or laptop.         

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Can CBD Get You High?

  One of the most common questions asked and misconceptions about CBD is “does CBD get you high”?   Simply put, you cannot get high from CBD   The reason it’s such a common misconception is that people hear the word hemp or cannabis and immediately put it in the category THC or marijuana which gets you high. Sadly, the cannabis plant has unjustly undergone a lot of negative publicity throughout the years as it’s been illegal on a federal level for publicity reasons pushing its true medical values under the rug. CBD or cannabidiol is a lesser-known compound that has had incredible benefits which you can learn more about below. It is the total opposite of THC and is nothing short of amazing for our health.   More and more states are legalizing cannabis for medical and recreational purposes and as the plant goes mainstream, CBD is getting more popular than it ever was as more and more research comes out. Many users say it helps relieve many different ailments including anxiety, depression, seizures, and epilepsy.   What is CBD? CBD is a cannabinoid, an active ingredient from the cannabis plant that is found in the stems and leaves of the plant. It is the second most abundant cannabinoid found in the hemp/cannabis plant. For clarity, it’s non-psychoactive and doesn’t get you high. It is inert and will not produce any euphoric experiences or sensations. To learn more about what CBD is you can check out our beginner's guide to CBD.    Let's Take a Closer Look at THC and CBD Both hemp and marijuana have THC and CBD.  THC is what is responsible for the psychological effects people get when they are “high”. Marijuana can contain anywhere from 5-30% of the THC content. It has a high THC and a low CBD value. On the other side of the spectrum, its cousin the Hemp plant only has a .03% THC content. It is virtually impossible to get any psychoactive effect from a .03% THC level. In addition, hemp has a high content of CBD which acts to minimize the effects of THC. THC and CBD offset each other in a natural balance, making it one of the safest intoxicating highs on the planet.   Why Can't CBD Get You High? Unlike THC, CBD does not activate the CB1 receptor in the brain, the critical target that produces the psychoactive effects of feeling “high”. In fact, it's just the opposite. There is evidence that actually suggests CBD interferes with THC when it is trying to reach the CB1 receptor, causing a more balanced and nuanced high with lower chances of paranoia.     CBD From Hemp and CBD From Cannabis   You can extract CBD from either the cannabis plant or hemp plant. Although there is not much research done on this new hot topic, the general consensus tends to be that the CBD derived from cannabis is both more potent and effective since there’s more THC content. Hemp CBD is taken from the hemp leaves, and marijuana CBD is taken from the flowers. It is said that a greater concentration of cannabinoids exists in the marijuana buds.   Benefits of CBD CBD, also, known as cannabidiol, has a key that unlocks many medical and therapeutic benefits for the body. It can revolutionize modern conventional medicine to offer an alternative, safer, and more effective method of treating illnesses while minimizing the harmful side effects traditional medicine can have.   It’s almost as though our bodies are hard-wired for CBD. We have a network of neurons called the endocannabinoid system which runs through our entire body touching all our major systems. It is loaded with receptors that love to bind to CBD as it enters the bloodstream. The reactions that occur by the bonding of the CBD to the receptors are what creates the magic in CBD's health benefits.   Researchers have found that CBD actually protects cells from degenerative diseases. Its neuroprotective effect is one of the plants most promising aspects. The below bullet points are not medical claims so we always recommend consulting with a physician before using CBD medicinally.   It can be used as an analgesic. I keep a CBD lotion on my shelf right next to my band-aids. It has anti-inflammatory properties It has anti-anxiety and anti-depression properties Reduces the risk of diabetes Help keep seizures under control Fights cancer (not a medical claim) It works great for the skin to reduce fine wrinkles CBD can treat neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s   Where To Buy CBD Oil And Choosing The Right Brand To Purchase From? Now that we are all clear that CBD does not get you high, let’s go over some ways to get CBD in your system. It’s a great supplement to add to your wellness routine. When choosing the best CBD Oils, make sure to vet the brands. Research CBD reviews to see what brands are recommended by actual users and make sure     CBD oils are the most popular CBD products. Some things to remember about CBD oil is that it can come from hemp or marijuana and can vary in quality. Be diligent about reading your labels and finding out where they are sourced. Make sure the brands are 3rd party lab tested for safety. In addition, remember that hemp oil is not the same thing as CBD oil, despite its relationship, hemp oil is sourced from the seeds and contains no CBD.   CBD oils are taken directly from the plant. Beauty products are gaining publicity. You can find many moisturizers, shampoos, cleansers and deodorants infused with CBD extracts. CBD Vaporizers. People are vaping CBD. The health behind vaping is under scrutiny, but the health benefits of the CBD are still there. Edibles! You can find CBD infused in many forms of food and drink. Even gummy bears and brownies.   Now that you know CBD cannot get you high, you are safe to explore its usage. It can actually benefit you more than most normal plants being grown on our planet. It would be ideal find ways to incorporate CBD into your life.   References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_history_of_cannabis_in_the_United_States              

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[2019] 10 Best CBD Pain Relief Rubs, Salves, And Creams

The National Institutes of Health reports that cannabidiol (CBD) has excellent pain relief qualities and notes that topical CBD solutions are an effective and safe way to control neuropathic pain. CBD is also an effective painkiller for people who have not found relief from traditional painkillers or treatments.   CBD is a compound found in cannabis that has many health benefits without any psychoactive effects. In other words, it will not get you high, but it will help you feel good because it has anti-inflammatory qualities and can provide ample pain relief without the danger associated with other painkillers.   CBD is just one of 85 chemical substances in the cannabis plant known as cannabinoids, and CBD pain relief creams are an excellent way to relieve pain while simultaneously nourishing your skin. The benefits of CBD range from having anti-inflammatory properties to helping find optimal homeostasis.   Those with chronic pain can benefit from CBD pain relief creams because they can be applied directly to the source of the pain and the cream is quickly absorbed by the skin. CBD pain relief creams provide instant relief without any psychoactive effects. Unlike other pain relief methods, CBD pain relief creams are safe and can be applied repeatedly as needed. In fact, these are some of the best ways to take CBD.   CBD pain relief creams are especially beneficial for the elderly, frail, or children with sore muscles or painful joints, and CBD Nerds have found the 5 best CBD pain relief creams currently available.   I didn't just guess which is the best CBD cream. I bought all of these products and tested them on a shoulder recovering from a torn rotator cuff that was very painful. Each of these has its pros and cons which I'll try to highlight below. The CBD creams that make this list are sold online by some of the biggest and best brands.    1) KannaFreeze from Pure Science Lab 15% Off Pure Science Lab Coupon: 15off KannaFreeze Pain Cream makes it to the top of our list mainly based on customer feedback, effectiveness, and price. This CBD Pain cream contains 99+% Pure CBD (Cannabidiol) Isolate derived entirely from Industrial Hemp Oil that was extracted from the mature stalks and stems of the plant. This product contains 7% menthol which enhances the effects of muscle pain relief. It's popular among athletes, weight lifters, and long-distance runners.   Price: $39.95 - $179.95 Potency: 250mg - 500mg Ingredients: Hemp Oil Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Carbomer, Decyl Polyglucose, Deionized Water, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Green Tea Extract...     2) cbdMD Freeze Pain Relief 20% Off cbdMD Coupon: Grind cbdMD Freeze Pain with 1500mg CBD is among the best CBD pain relief topicals we have tested. You can purchase smaller dosages in 300mg and 750mg but if you are in serious pain you'll want the 1500mg. The CBD pain freeze topical just needs a shake and you can roll it on over where you're feeling muscle pain, arthritis, or any other tension related to your joints.    The CBD used is broad-spectrum containing CBG, CBDv, CBN and more. Because there's no THC, you won't get high from this CBD topical. What really helps with the muscle pain is the Menthol USP Natural 4%. This is what gives you that icy-hot feeling and the CBD helps with its anti-inflammatory properties. If you purchase this pain relief rub you'll want to use it up to 4 times daily.   cbdMD is not only a top trusted pain topical provider, but they make our top list for having great customer services like live chat and very fast shipping. They are also the top-priced CBD brand we've reviewed.   Price: $99.99 Potency: 1500mg CBD Ingredients: Menthol US 4%, Aloe Vera Extract, Arnica Montana Extract, Cannabidiol (CBD)     3) Receptra Targeted Topical   15% Off Receptra Naturals Coupons Receptra Naturals Targeted Topical is available in two sizes and strengths. The non-greasy formula provides excellent relief from joint and muscle pain quickly. Receptra Naturals Targeted Topical is also made with essential oils such as jasmine and ylang-ylang to help you relax.   Ylang ylang oil is known for its calming qualities as well as its ability to kill bacteria, lower high blood pressure, and increase your libido. The combination of CBD and essential oils not only provides excellent pain relief but can also help to repair damaged skin.   Receptra was one my favorite CBD pain relief topical for a variety of reasons. It came in a mid to larger size container meaning you won't run out in a week. It smelled the best in my opinion as the ingredients are pure and natural with minimal additions. It rubbed on smooth, would actually make a great massage oil for massaging a sore muscle. It was very helpful relieving pain in my shoulder. If there are any knocks on this product it would be that it rubs on quite oily.   4) Charlotte's Web Hemp Infused Balm   10% Off Charlotte's Web Coupon: CBD Nerds Charlotte's Web Hemp Infused Balm contains 300 mg of hemp extract per ounce, but that's not all it has going for it. The formula also contains vitamin E, apricot kernel oil, shea butter, and sunflower seed oil, so the pain-relieving balm will also moisturize your skin.   Charlotte's Web Hemp Infused Balm comes in both .5 and 1.5 oz. sizes, and you can feel good about what's inside the container, as all ingredients are sustainably grown, cruelty-free, gluten-free and non-GMO. The package itself is also made of BPA-free materials.    Another benefit of Charlotte's Web Hemp Infused Balm is that it's reasonably priced compared to many other comparable CBD products, and you only need to rub a small amount in the affected joint or muscle to start feeling its effects. The company also offers a wide variety of other hemp and CBD products, including creams, capsules, and oils, as well as CBD products for pets.   Price: $39.99 for a 1.5 oz. container Potency: 300 mg per ounce. Ingredients: Sunflower seed oil, Cajeput oil, Camphora bark oil, Cassia oil, Clove flower oil, Mentha Arvensis leaf oil, menthol, beeswax, Coconut oil, Hemp oil extract, Shea butter, Cocoa seed butter, Tocopherol.   5) Green Roads Muscle & Joint Relief Cream     20% Off Green Roads Coupon: Nerds20 Green Roads Muscle & Joint Relief Cream contains 150 mg of broad-spectrum CBD per ounce, extracted from American-grown hemp and infused into a soothing, non-greasy cream. The pain-relieving cream also contains chamomile extract and lavender oil, so it offers a soothing, relaxing scent as you rub it on.    Green Roads offers its Muscle & Joint Relief Cream in both 150 mg and 300 mg potencies, so you can choose the potency that's right for the kind of relief you need. Whichever dose you choose, you can look forward to using a product that's reliable and safe, which is one of the benefits of buying from a company founded by a pharmacist.   In addition to soothing relief this Muscle & Joint Relief Cream promises, Green Roads offers a variety of other CBD products, including a Muscle & Joint Heat Relief Cream that provides similar benefits to this product, but with the added benefit of a relaxing heat sensation for your tired muscles and joints.   Price: $39.99 for a 150 mg potency Potency: 150 mg-300 mg Ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, Anhydrous Hemp-derived CBD, Lavender oil, Chamomile extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Glucamate, Carbomer, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Propylene Glycol, Vitamin E, Cucumber Extract, Triethanolamine, Xanthan gum, acrylamide, Sodium Acrylate Copolymer, Paraffinum Liquidum, Trideceth 6, Polyquaternium-10, Tetrasodium, Menthol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.   6) Palmetto Harmony Holy Cannecense 10% Off Palmetto Harmony Coupon Palmetto Harmony Holy Cannacense combines simple ingredients with high CBD hemp oil to create a soothing cream that can be applied as needed. This product is particularly good for sensitive individuals, as it only contains a few ingredients and is also 100% fragrance free. This pain-relieving cream is packed with 100 mg of CBD in each 2-ounce jar, and it needs to be kept at temperatures below 75 degrees, otherwise, it can liquefy and will need to be refrigerated to restore its usual consistency.   Palmetto Harmony is a family-run company that offers many other useful CBD products, including full-spectrum cannabis oil, capsules and pre-filled vape pens.    Price: $34.99 Potency: 100 mg Ingredients: High CBD hemp oil, Organic East African shea butter, Beeswax, Holy basil, Frankincense, Sweet orange.     7) Endoca Hemp Salve   20% Off Endoca Coupon Endoca Hemp Salve is 100% organic and contains 750 mg of CBD. Endoca Hemp Salve is an excellent CBD pain relief rub not only because of its potency but also because it is made with natural food-grade ingredients to ensure quality. This CBD pain relief salve is free of pesticides, GMOs, and is ISO Certified.   This all-natural product can heal skin on sensitive areas like your face or chapped lips with soothing ease but is also strong enough to heal broken skin and cracked heels. If you have dandruff or red skin, it’s no problem with Endoca Hemp Salve because it is an excellent CBD pain relief rub that can also help to heal mild cases of seborrheic dermatitis, plus it also has an anti-itching quality.   Endoca Hemp Salve also has anti-aging qualities because it moisturizes the skin and helps to prevent dry skin and wrinkles, keeping your skin silky smooth. It makes our list for its top-quality ingredients. It's a little more difficult to rub on as it's a CBD salve as opposed to cream so just keep that in mind if you decide on this one. 750mg is one of the higher concentration salves you'll find.    Price: $65. You can receive 10% off if you purchase 6 and 5% off if you purchase 3. Potency: 750 mg. Ingredients: beeswax, cannabidiol, cannabis sativa seed oil, coconut oil, citrus medica lemon peel oil, citral, vanilla, vitamin E.   8) CBDistillery Topical CBD Salve   10% Off CBDistillery Coupons CBDistillery is a Colorado-based company that uses 100% natural hemp from hemp stalks and stems free of pesticides and GMOs. This CBD pain relief rub contains 500 mg of cannabidiol and provides immediate relief for muscle and joint pain.   Not only does CBDistillery Topical CBD Salve contain the anti-inflammatory qualities of cannabidiol, it also includes several other natural anti-inflammatory oils such as eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender. CBDol is a full-spectrum salve that contains all necessary cannabinoids to get the full benefits of CBD. This full-spectrum hemp is popular for arthritis pain.   In terms of a CBD pain relief cream, CBDistillery was close to being my favorite except for a slightly off smell I didn't like and the container is smaller than the others. As far as running on and relief, this was probably the best product I tried. It is slightly priced higher than the Endoca Salve but if you decide on this one you won't be disappointed. The rub-on is very smooth and not too oily like Receptra.    Price: Normally $60 but currently on sale for $50. Potency: 500 mg for 1 ounce. Ingredients: Aloe, arnica, basil, beeswax, camphor, cinnamon, oil, eucalyptus, frankincense, grapefruit seed, green tea, hemp seed oil, kosher glycerin, lavender, lecithin, magnesium, marjoram, olive oil, peppermint, tea tree oil, and wintergreen.   9) SOL CBD Hemp Infused Balm   10% Off Sol CBD Coupons SOL CBD Hemp Infused Balm blends CBD oil with 12 other essential oils and natural herbal extracts. This CBD pain relief cream uses ucuuba butter which also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Ucuuba butter is used for treating acne, arthritis, eczema, rheumatism, and skin ulcerations. The Nevada-based company offers a 60-day money-back guarantee.   Sol CBD Balm is definitely one of my favorite CBD creams I've tried for its smooth rub on and pleasant smell. This would actually make a great massage oil. It did slightly help with my muscle pain but wasn't as strong as the other options. It does come in a larger case so lasts longer but on the downside has less CBD than the above pain relief creams I've tested.    Price: $59 but currently on sale for $47. Save $29 if you buy 2 or $54 if you buy 3. Potency: 125 mg for 4 ounces. Ingredients: Blue mallee eucalyptus oil, calendula flower extract, candelilla wax, CBD hemp oil, copaiba oil, grapeseed oil, lemon peel oil, nerolidol, organic rosemary leaf extract, organic sunflower seed oil, wintergreen oil, virgin andiroba oil, and virgin ucuuba butter.   10) Sagely Naturals Hemp Relief Cream   10% Off Sagely Naturals Coupon Sagely Relief & Recovery Cream is a CBD pain relief cream that combines peppermint, menthol, and safflower seed oil with organic hemp oil. It both hydrates and moisturizes while also providing refreshing, cooling pain relief. Sagely Naturals Hemp Cream also features Moroccan argan oil which is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities.   This non-greasy CBD cream is light-weight and works great for minor muscle aches and joint pain. It also ships for free when you spend more than $36, and you can also save 20% off your first order if you join their email list. Sagely is based in Santa Monica, California and only uses use organic, non-GMO grown hemp. They also test each batch 3 times and is free from artificial colors, dyes, parabens, synthetic fragrances, and sulfates.   When testing this CBD pain relief rub it was probably the most effective on this list but doesn't make the top because of its additional ingredients. It does have that icy hot sensation which can be pretty intense. It's likely the best option if you have a muscle injury that's severe.   Price: $19.99 for a 2-ounce bottle. $35.99 for a 4-ounce bottle. Potency: 25 mg in the 2-ounce bottle and 50 mg in the 4-ounce bottle. Ingredients: Cannabidiol, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl alcohol glycerin, marula oil, tetradecane, menthol, organic hemp seed oil, argan oil, safflower seed oil, xanthan gum, stearic acid, ethyl hexyl glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, peppermint oil, and water.     How To Use CBD Creams And Pain Relief Rubs   All of the products above will have instructions based on whether it's a topical cream or salve. To begin, you'll want to store these away from heat, light, and humidity. For usage, apply to the affected area, not more than 3 to 4 times daily. Rub in thoroughly until the cream is absorbed. If you're newer to CBD try smaller doses to start and gradually move your way up. 

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What Is CBN?

Cannabinol which is commonly referred to as CBN is what results after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is broken down when it’s exposed to optimum UV light, oxygen or even heat. It’s less likely to get you high than cannabis but it’s for medicinal purposes. There are more than 100 cannabinoids and each is used to achieve certain results.   CBN is present in flowers in only small quantities. If you’re looking for something to give you more CBN, you should opt for something that’s been exposed to UV rays and Oxygen for prolonged periods of time. In light of this, CBN hasn’t been used in past years. It’s only recently that people have discovered the benefits it packs especially to people who are sensitive to THC. CBN is being infused with edibles, capsules, CBN oil, and even capsules.    What are the benefits of CBN  This is an area that’s still under investigation and we’re more likely to see more benefits in the future when scientists release their findings. Some of the potential benefits realized from CBN are:   Relief from pain CBN oil is commonly used for sleep Contains anti-inflammatory properties Used as an antibacterial Anti-convulsion Appetite booster Promotes growth of bones Reduces vomiting and nausea Prevents the growth of cancer cells   CBN is a cannabinoid which are the components in cannabis that's used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. CBN is different from many cannabinoids which are present in large amounts in the flowers of the cannabis plant. CBN is obtained from the breakdown of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the compound that's responsible for getting users of cannabis "high". CBN is as a result of aging THC. The older a plant is, the higher the amount of CBN, it will contain. As a result of high levels of CBN, you'll experience a more sedative and relaxing effect.   The effect CBN has on cell receptors is less than what THC would exhibit. CBN is among other cannabinoids that have the ability to hinder the growth of cancer cells. The specific lung tumor it was shown to control in a study conducted in 2006 is Lewis carcinoma.   CBN is obtained as THC ages. If you want to get more CBN from your cannabis plant, let it age as much as possible. Don’t harvest your plant until it’s completely dry from exposure to the sun for prolonged periods of time. For THC to be broken down into CBN, the following factors must be present: Light. Oxygen. Heat. Age.     Where To Buy CBN Oil CBN products are typically sold by companies that sell CBD oil. As mentioned earlier, CBN is already being infused with edibles, capsules, CBN oil, and patches. If We’re likely to experience growth in the use of CBN whether for recreational or medicinal uses. If you're looking for CBN for sleep you can try higher-content products sold by Thoughtclould CBD, which deliver CBN products right at your doorstep. Other brands like Endoca offer CBN in their CBD oil tinctures at lower dosages.    As an alternative to buying CBN oil, you can opt to grow your own cannabis plant and that way you can determine the levels of CBN you want. You can control the length of your harvest to manipulate the content of CBN from your cannabis plant. You can also get cannabis plants from your local farmer who’ll advise you on the dosage you should take and other viable alternatives that exist.    

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The 9 Best Priced CBD Oil Companies [2019]

The benefits of CBD oil have had amazing effects on users and it's increasing popularity has shown. For most beginners, buying CBD can be an overwhelming task so we created this guide to help give you an idea of typical price points from a handful of popular online hemp CBD retailers. It's no secret CBD is very expensive. We would never recommend just buying the cheapest CBD oil at the expense of the quality, but that's not to say there are high-quality brands that offer CBD coupons, free shipping, and more. If you're looking for the cheapest CBD oil per mg or just the least expensive CBD oil you've come to the right place. We decided to create a "Cheap CBD Oil" guide to help you determine who actually has the best bang for your buck. The companies on this list all have transparent 3rd party lab testing, offer additional discounts, and are among the larger more popular online retailers.    This is our official cheapest CBD oil list of brands that we trust. This guide will break down the cost of CBD per milligram in each CBD oil tincture you buy. Keep in mind, brands that sell "isolate" CBD products will sell these for cheaper since they don't cost as much to product. It accounts for an applied coupon code and shipping cost. This guide is for lower CBD content as this is typically what beginners purchase. That said, it does give you an overall idea of which brands have better pricing when you account for discounts and shipping costs.   1) Infinite CBD -  $.057/mg - Cheapest Isolate CBD Isolate Dropper: 500 mg CBD oil – 10% coupon - $8.50 – Final Price: $28.75 or  $.057/mg   Isolated CBD products are cheaper to produce which is why this is our cheapest CBD Oil reviewed. They offer a very wide range of products and with their coupon make our list of cheapest CBD oil. Keep in mind when considering purchasing this product, understand the differences between full-spectrum and CBD Isolate. Infinite CBD only sells CBD isolates which are cheaper to make and go through an extensive filtration process.      2) cbdMD - $.068/mg - Cheapest Broad Spectrum CBD Broad Spectrum CBD Oil - 750mg - 20% Off Coupon - Final Price or $.068/mg.   Keep in mind this is the best price non-isolate CBD product we've seen. It's much cheaper to produce full-spectrum. cbdMD is one of our top recommended brands when it comes to customer service, quality of the product, price, and overall effectiveness. cbdMD is backed by many professional athletes and is known for having the cheapest CBD oil that contains a broad spectrum of cannabinoids. Their CBD has 0% THC.      3) Diamond CBD -  $0.075/mg   Full Spectrum: 1000mg – 50% off coupon – Free Shipping – Final Price $74.99 or $0.075/mg   Diamond CBD offers the largest coupon code we've seen any brand offer making them one of the cheapest CBD brands we've seen. Their most popular products include their isolate oils and CBD gummies. Diamond CBD is based out of Florida and is able to sell some of the cheapest CBD oil since they're one of the largest CBD companies in the world. The product above is full-spectrum meaning you can benefit from other cannabinoids besides just CBD. it's believed that CBD is more effective when taken with a full spectrum of cannabinoids.    4) CBDistillery -  $0.082/mg   Full Spectrum: 500mg – 10% coupon – $8 shipping (free on $75+) – Final Price $41.25 or $0.082/mg.    CBDistillery is a top brand based out of Colorado. They sell both full-spectrum and CBD Isolates and make our list of the least expensive CBD brands. They're also regarded as one of the largest online retailers. They recently provided us an increased coupon code of 10% "CBDNERDS". They also often have huge sales during Black Friday and Christmas cementing their place as one of the cheapest CBD brands on the market without compromising for quality.      5) Bluebird Botanicals -  $.10/mg   Hemp Classic: 1oz 250mg CBD oil – 20% coupon – $5 shipping (free on orders over $49) – Final Price: $24.96 or $.10/mg. Bluebird Botanicals is among the best brands we've reviewed. They offer cold-pressed full-spectrum CBD oil in addition to pet CBD products and isolates.      6) Endoca -  $0.106/mg   Hemp Oil Drops: 1/3oz 300mg – 10% coupon - $7 shipping – Final Price $32 or $0.106/mg   Although Endoca doesn't make the top of our cheap CBD list, they are among the top quality brands we've tried. They are a true seed to sale company meaning they are involved in the manufacturing process from growing the hemp to extracting it and putting it on shelves. Sadly, Endoca reduced their 20% coupon down to 10% this year but still offer decent prices cutting out the middle man.   7) Thoughtcloud - $0.108/mg     Full Spectrum: 500mg – 10% coupon – Free Shipping – Final Price $53.99 or $0.108/mg   Thoughtcloud CBD offers a coupon on the smaller side helping them make the list of affordable CBD oils. They offer full-spectrum products that truly help you reach the entourage effect. Some of our favorite products include the 750mg full-spectrum oil and their bath bombs.    8) CBDPure -  $0.125/mg     Hemp Extract Oil – 600mg – 15% off coupon - $7 shipping – Final Price 74.94 or $0.125/mg   CBDpure not only makes our list of best CBD prices, but they are often found on my lists of best CBD oils out there. They focus on only a few products making quality their priority. They aren't the cheapest CBD oil but if you care more about quality and can afford slightly higher prices give them a shot.    9) Green Roads World -  $.16/mg     CBD Oil – 350mg – 25% Off Coupon - $7 Shipping – Final Price $55.69 or $.16/mg     The price per mg of CBD will lower as you purchase higher concentrated tinctures. There are many other great places to buy CBD products other than the list above. What you see in the guide above is a reflection of CBD prices based on the cheaper CBD oil these brands sell. We highly advise you to:   Do your own research when deciding where to buy CBD oil  Learn what are cannabinoids and how cannabinoids work. Research the potential benefits of CBD. See if Hemp derived or Cannabis derived CBD is best for you. Beware of brands that have "medical claims". The FDA has not approved of any of these claims and these brands violate the FDA guidelines. We love Project CBD as a resource or guide for learning more about CBD.    Pick Brands That Have A Strong Reputation The list above is a great starting point on buying CBD oil from companies with 3rd party lab tests and an overall strong reputation. Be sure to not buy CBD from brands that sell products with very little CBD in them as this is a sign they're selling you different ingredients (potentially harmful) for high prices. An example could be a CBD topical with only 50mg (most brands sell 400mg+) and charge you $30. Don't be afraid to reach out to companies with questions and get a feel for their customer support.    Another recommendation is to see where the Hemp is grown. If the Hemp is grown outside of the United States there's a possibility that there are contaminants or other toxins that are unaccounted or unregulated. Most top brands grow their hemp in Colorado.    Verify The Quality Of Your CBD  We highly recommend you to look for quality CBD and not low prices. Research whether the CBD is organic or non-organic. Be sure the brand has transparent 3rd party lab testing. Check for CBD reviews online and see what other's say. Make sure the company that manufactures CBD oil takes necessary safety precautions and is GMP Certified. Another thing to consider is the production method of the CBD oil you buy. The Supercritical C02 method of extraction ensures you the highest quality and cleanest CBD oil. Other methods to consider are CBD Isolate and Solvent Extraction. 

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The Difference Between Hemp And Marijuana?

The difference between hemp and marijuana may seem minor, but this technicality has been the driving force that restricts marijuana and hemp production in the United States. Unfortunately, hemp has suffered the consequences of the “War on Drugs” by being so closely related to the traditional psychoactive marijuana plant.   After a confusing on-again-off-again relationship with hemp production during the 20th century, the United States government has chosen to ignore the facts. The reality is that hemp and marijuana are variations of the same plant species, Cannabis Sativa. Apart from that similarity, hemp and marijuana are cultivated and used in entirely different ways.      The History of Hemp and Marijuana Hemp has been used in ancient cultures dating back as far as 8,000 BCE in modern-day Taiwan. Used to make rope, fabric, and ceramics, hemp proved to be a versatile raw material for a multitude of uses. Eventually, extracted forms of the plant were developed into hashish for its intoxicating effects.   Ever since, hemp and marijuana have belonged to the same species of plant, but have been used for different purposes: hemp for commercial use, marijuana for medical and recreational uses. Because of this fine distinction in plant classification, marijuana and hemp have been seen as one and the same. Here’s a quick run-down of laws regarding hemp and marijuana.   1937 - Marijuana Tax Act places a tax on all marijuana sales, including hemp products.   1970 - Controlled Substances Act designates all cannabis species as Schedule I Drugs   2014 - President Obama signed the Farm Bill to begin a pilot research program on hemp.   The Difference Between Hemp And Marijuana Generally, marijuana is used for its potent therapeutic effects it derives from its chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. Hemp, on the other hand, is used for thousands of industrial purposes favored for its sustainability and versatility in use. Hemp products available for purchase include:   Protein powder Oil Seed Soap Clothing     Commercial Use of Hemp From its seeds to its stalk, hemp has been used in a variety of products. Seeds can be hulled to produce powders and milks or cold-pressed to be made into oils and paints. A thick outer layer called the bast fiber is a famously durable and renewable product that is used to make construction materials and apparel.   The inner layer, called the hurd, is a soft and wooden stem that is plentiful in cellulose, a plant fiber that is used to create industrial raw materials. Its acoustic and thermal characteristics can be made into biodegradable paper, concrete, and plastic.   Medical and Recreational Use of Marijuana Marijuana plants have broad leaves and flower buds that are covered in sticky, resinous trichomes. They may only look like white hairs, but these glands contain cannabinoids and terpenes that give a marijuana strain’s its unique aroma and effects. Marijuana nugs may also have orange, red, or brown hairs, known as pistils, that catch pollen.   Hemp, however, has thinner leaves that rise to the top of the long stalk. Since they are cultivated for industrial use, hemp tends to grow closer together than marijuana plants that need room to grow short and bushy. Marijuana plants are primarily grown to produce a high concentration of cannabinoids to produce psychoactive and therapeutic effects.   Smoking Hemp Won’t Get You High Hemp contains very small amounts of the chemical compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for the cerebral and hallucinogenic effects. Instead, hemp contains a high concentration of cannabidiol (CBD) a chemical compound that complements THC by tempering its psychoactive effects rendering it inactive.   Marijuana, on the other hand, has been specifically bred for insane amounts of THC, up to 35 percent in some flower strains. That means that smoking or consuming hemp products can’t possibly get you high. Hemp’s high CBD content has shown to provide similar anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-anxiety effects to THC, without the mind buzz.   How is Hemp and Marijuana Cultivated? Grown closely packed together, as far as four inches apart from each other, hemp takes over acre upon acre of farmland. Hemp is a resilient plant that can grow in multiple climates and environments. A fully mature hemp plant that’s ready for production can take well over 100 days to grow.   Marijuana is a much more finicky plant requiring moderate and warm climates. Flowering times can range between 60 and 90 days depending on strain and growing conditions. Cannabis plants require enough space to fan out their leaves to grow flower buds. Plants can be grown up to six feet apart and away from hemp, which can pollinate and ruin a marijuana crop.   The Chemicals in Hemp and Marijuana The most widely recognized chemical compound found in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC for short. THC is a cannabinoid chemical compound that produces psychoactive effects that can improve your mood, reduce pain, and relieve inflammation. Cannabis flower strains can have anywhere between five to 30 percent THC, and beyond.   Hemp end-products, however, have less than 0.3 percent THC but are rich in cannabidiol (CBD). Consuming these small amounts of THC does not produce cerebral effects like THC. The high concentration of CBD can indirectly promote homeostasis, or balance, in bodily functions that regulate appetite, sleep, mood, and movement.   Many medical users are consuming marijuana and/or hemp products to reap their suspected anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety properties. Many CBD products, however, aren’t regulated for quality or chemical content, so you must be wary when purchasing CBD oil online.   Marijuana Sativa vs. Indica Strains In the 18th century, plant classifications divided marijuana into sativa and indica species. Sativas were found in Eastern Europe, grew tall, had loosely spaced branched, and long, thin leaves. This modern-variety of hemp was used for commercial and non-hallucinogenic effects.   Indica strains came from India and were bred not just for industrial use, but also to produce the intoxicating hashish. In recent years, crossbreeding these variations in cannabis has developed strains with potent effects. Today, sativa and indica categories provide a rough classification of strains that have energetic or sedative effects, respectively.   The Legality of Hemp and Marijuana With all the confusion surrounding the legality of cannabis and hemp, consumers are left scrambling for high-quality products. As an end-product, hemp is legal to purchase. Under current federal law, it is only illegal to grow hemp in the United States.   States have passed legislation to allow hemp farmers to grow produce hemp goods. Still, the clashing state and federal laws put hemp farmers in the U.S. in a tough legal position. For this reason, most raw hemp and products are imported.   While cannabis is still illegal under federal law, medical and recreational patients have been able to buy cannabis and hemp products freely at brick and mortar shops or online. Not all sources offer the same quality hemp product.   One must do diligent research before choosing a trusted source and product. In its natural growing environment, hemp is effective at absorbing soil contaminants like microorganisms and heavy metals. When concentrated into an oil, hemp can remove CBD and also toxins. Independent third-party lab testing ensures you are purchasing a pure product.

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[2019] The 7 Best CBD Oils and Capsules For Sleep

One-third of the adults in the US report that they get less than the recommended amount of sleep, on average. Poor sleep is linked to an array of serious conditions like depression, obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. As these chronic conditions continue to plague the US, the opioid epidemic is also at an all-time high.   In data compiled from 2005 to 2010, one in every eight adults with trouble sleeping and one in every six with a diagnosed sleep disorder report that they use prescription sleep aids. Others find no relief from their lack of sleep. These facts brought together our mission: find a safe, effective alternative to the most common prescription sleep aids – and that’s exactly where CBD comes in.   What is CBD? CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis plants, including hemp and marijuana. When hemp was legalized for production in the US, the extracts from the plant were also legalized, opening the door for CBD products across the nation.   Now, CBD products are being used to treat or aid in treating a variety of symptoms or conditions, including anxiety, appetite loss, nausea, depression, chronic migraines, trouble sleeping, insomnia, and much more.   While CBD is not a cure for these conditions, many patients find the relief they’re looking for by adding CBD to their regimen or replacing their prescriptions with CBD altogether. We absolutely recommend you speak with your doctor before removing any prescriptions from your daily routine first, but CBD products may be your all-natural answer to relief.   How Does CBD Help with Sleep? The human body has an endocannabinoid system that CBD and other components in a cannabis plant can interact with. This endocannabinoid system runs throughout the entire human body, playing a key role in homeostasis, mood consistency, immune health, and even internal temperature.   CBD interacts directly with this system through certain receptors in the brain and body. Cannabidiol then blocks the receptors in the brain that cause anxiety or discomfort before sleep. Furthermore, it provides complete homeostasis to the body and regulates important bodily functions, which improves the ability to ease comfortably into a proper sleep cycle.   Our Best CBD Capsules and Oil for Sleep As cannabidiol takes off on the market, we’re able to see the perfected formulas for the products. No longer just engineered as hemp products, CBD is combined with other important active ingredients to help further promote relief for a specific symptom.   For example, the CBD products engineered for sleep also have melatonin, which is a naturally-occurring hormone in the human body that aids in sleep. Likewise, for us humans that have trouble producing the correct amount of melatonin on a daily basis, there are melatonin supplements that can safely promote sleep as opposed to a prescription sleep aid.   Combining cannabidiol with melatonin to formulate a perfected sleep aid makes certain CBD products ideal for sleep. As you can consume CBD through many methods, from smoking and vaping it to consuming it as an edible or infused drink, you have more options at your disposal than you ever might with mere prescriptions. Our favorite method for getting to sleep on the daily are by taking CBD capsules.   Liquid-filled capsules absorb faster into the body than most other methods. As a bonus, they’re also, generally, longer-lasting and stronger-acting than other types of CBD products except for a few, such as tinctures.   Capsules can help provide relief within minutes instead of having to wait for over an hour for a pill to kick in – and best of all, it’s all-natural ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about any side effects or scary symptoms. Prescription sleeping pills have the downside of causing negative side effects like drowsiness throughout the day, mental impairment, weight gain, and other unwanted symptoms. With CBD capsules, you can avoid all of this.   We’re going to dive into the best CBD capsules for sleep to show you what they have in common, what’s effective for each of them, and why they may be able to help you get to sleep better than your standard prescription sleeping aids. We’ll look at our top contender for CBD capsules for sleep first and follow up with other recommendations to show just how many options you have at your disposal.   1.) CBD PM by cbdMD cbdMD engineered our most recommended capsules for a sleep aid. A powerful combination of CBD, melatonin, and other herbal remedies known for aiding with sleep (valerian root, cascade hops, lemon balm, passionflower, chamomile), the capsules even come in a cooling mint flavor. The product aims towards helping with sleep, but it also works to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety and promote deep relaxation. Stay asleep longer and fall asleep faster with a natural sleep-aid that enhances the body’s ability to stay healthy and promotes it to relax.   While the CBD PM capsules from cbdMD work to promote deeper, longer sleep, make sure you have enough time dedicated to sleep beforehand. cbdMD recommends you have at least six hours dedicated to sleep before taking the capsule. Likewise, you’ll want to take the capsule at least 30 minutes before bed to ensure it’s in your bloodstream when it needs to be.   Thanks to the cooling mint flavor, cbdMD makes it to where you can partially sublingually dose without having to fully commit. Before swallowing the capsule, place it under your tongue for 20 seconds to optimize maximum results. This can also speed up how quickly the capsule gets into your system. As an added plus, the brand has a variety of other flavors; so, if you’re not a fan of mint, this brand is still a viable option!   Likewise, if you want to use CBD for sleep but also other aspects of your life, or you want the product without the melatonin, cbdMD offers CBD-only tinctures in a variety of flavors and sizes. They promote sleep health, but they’re also generally geared towards other needs that must be met, such as reducing stress and promoting relaxation throughout the day.   The most important aspect for the products from cbdMD are that they’re broad-spectrum cannabinoids. This means that instead of isolating just CBD, this brand utilizes the other cannabinoids in the hemp plant to aid in CBD’s effects. Still THC-free, this is a product at the top of our list because they understand what CBD does for the body and how to make it the most effective.     2.) P.M. Capsules from Infinite CBD Price: $140 Count: 30 CBDmg: 3000   Containing CBD isolate, powdered coconut oil, and melatonin, the capsules from Infinite CBD that are geared towards sleep offer an interesting formula to our list. Even more, interestingly, each capsule contains 25mg CBD, but only 3mg of melatonin. For those that are particularly sensitive to melatonin, this may be the ideal capsule for you.   Your wake and sleep cycles are determined by how much melatonin you’re producing. While we all naturally produce some melatonin in the pineal gland, we have no control over how much melatonin is produced, or when it’s produced. When it gets dark, melatonin levels typically increase. Unfortunately, many people work night shifts or require sleeping during part of the day, when it’s still light outside and our melatonin levels in our bodies are at their lowest. With Infinite CBD’s formula, they aim to initiate and promote the sleep cycle with melatonin and CBD.   Two key differences from Infinite CBD’s formulas and cbdMD’s, at the top of our list, is that the P.M. Capsules from Infinite CBD are made of cannabidiol isolate and with powdered coconut oil. Isolating the CBD compound from the rest of the hemp plant, while removing all the THC, also removes all other cannabinoids. THC is the only psychoactive compound in hemp plants that can make you feel “high,” but there are over 100 other cannabinoids that make up the plant. These cannabinoids typically aid, enhance, and intensify the effects brought on by CBD or THC. Removing these cannabinoids can make a CBD isolate product less effective than a full-spectrum CBD product.      3.) Medterra’s Dissolvable Sleep Tablets Price: $69.95 Count: 30 CBDmg: 750   Lab purity tested and guaranteed at 99.6% pure CBD, Medterra provides a dissolvable tablet geared towards promoting sleep. In a 30-tablet bottle, each of the dissolvable sleep tablets contains 25mg of CBD and 10mg of melatonin. While you won’t be experiencing the cool, minty flavor that comes with cbdMD’s PM capsules, you can dissolve the tablet entirely and taste their natural spearmint flavoring instead.   Instead of keeping it under your tongue for 20 seconds and then swallowing, like with the capsules, you’ll just place the tablet under your tongue just before bedtime. It can dissolve completely in your mouth before swallowing the remains with just a little water (if preferred). A THC-free, non-GMO tablet you can trust, Medterra formulates all their products proudly in the US; laboratory tested and pesticide-free, no matter what.   Each dissolvable tablet is also conveniently scored. This means if the amount of melatonin is what was keeping you back from the capsules, you can more readily control how much melatonin you’re consuming with this tablet. If you consider yourself sensitive to melatonin, breaking the tablet in half along the score allows you to take just 5mg of melatonin instead.   Another CBD isolate product, Medterra’s dissolvable sleep tablets may not be the best for someone looking for a full-spectrum CBD experience. The other cannabinoids included in cbdMD’s sleep capsules keep it at the top of our list with confidence.     4.) Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extra Strength Capsules Price: $59.99 Count: 60 CBDmg: 900   A well-known, pioneer brand for the industry, Charlotte’s Web’s CBD products have always had a good name and a good reputation. Their Extra Strength capsules are not just geared towards better sleep, but also towards recovery from exercise, limiting loss of appetite, and providing support for the normal, everyday stresses of life. Curiously, compared to what’s on our list thus far, the Extra Strength CBD capsules from Charlotte’s Web have only 18mg of CBD per capsule.   The brand prides itself on the quality of their products, even down to the packaging. They use select, limited ingredients to ensure the best hemp extra experience. Additionally, they don’t use CBD isolates, opening you up to the full spectrum of the hemp plant without the worry of THC. Formulated by seven brothers with a genuine mission close to their hearts, the Charlotte’s Web brand only continues to grow and help more CBD users across the country. What started with the mentality to save one little girl has created a movement geared towards a better, safer and more natural future.   5.) Endoca Raw CBD Capsules Price: $129 Count: 30 CBmg: 1500   One of the best values on our list, Endoca finds itself on the best CBD pills for sleep with their RAW Hemp Oil capsule line. Each bottle shows plainly and boldly exactly what ingredients go into each capsule, so there’s no questioning what you’re going to consume. Each capsule contains 10mg of CBD and CBDa. Made out of 100% organic hemp, you’re guaranteed a certain percentage of pure CBD per capsule.   GMP quality certified the Endoca RAW capsules contain important Omega-3s and Omega-6s that are also good for the body, along with Vitamin E. They guarantee there are no artificial colors or preservatives, so the raw product you get is exactly as nature intended. Endoca strives to allow you to unlock the secrets of nature by enjoying a full-spectrum cannabidiol experience. They never use isolates and it’s easy to identify the other cannabinoids directly on the ingredients label.   While Endoca contains no melatonin, the capsules are not necessarily geared towards just sleep. On the contrary, these raw capsules are meant to aid in eating and appetite, getting to sleep and staying asleep, relaxation, and much more. The brand understands the importance of certain cannabinoids over others, so they have standardized an extraction method that uses pharmaceutical control and precision to ensure they have exactly what they want.   6.) Palmetto Harmony Capsules Price: 89.99 Count: 60 CBDmg: 600   Palmetto Harmony Spectrum Capsules taken daily should help with your ability to find a good nights sleep. These full-spectrum capsules come in a bottle of 60 and are 10mg ea. These capsules are infused with antioxidants as well as omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. The fatty acids help with the absorption of CBD. Palmetto Harmony, according to our staff, offers one of the best quality CBD products online. The Capsules are 3rd party lab tested, organic, and FDA compliant.    7.) Plus CBD Oil Capsules Price: $69.95 Count: 60 CBDmg: 900   These are actually CBD Softgels and are an excellent option for helping calm the mind and getting a good night sleep. If you want to learn more, check out this PlusCBD Oil review. PlusCBD Oil offers full-spectrum CBD capsules that include several other terpenes to help you achieve the entourage effect. We recommend going with the 15mg capsules and if you choose the larger bottle you get a slightly better deal. The capsules are gluten-free and non-GMO.        Final Thoughts on CBD Capsules for Sleeping While the PM Capsules from cbdMD are still at the top of our list for best CBD capsules for sleep, we hope we’ve opened your eyes to the many CBD brands out there offering effective products for sleep. No longer having to rely on prescription drugs to aid in your sleep cycle, maybe CBD capsules geared towards sleep are the next step in ensuring you get to sleep easier and stay asleep longer.

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How CBD Oil is Revolutionizing Pain Care in Florida

Since November 2017, qualified patients in Florida can work with a state-certified medical marijuana doctor on a cannabis-based treatment plan for many conditions. Florida law generously allows those suffering from pain, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and many more conditions to become approved for a medical marijuana card. In just one short year, more than 200,000 patients are now approved and taking marijuana-derived products for their symptoms.   In Florida, CBD oil is legal to buy in state-approved dispensaries by patients already approved by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use.  Now, since the Hemp Farm Bill became law, anyone can buy CBD oil anywhere, not just in a dispensary, and without being an approved patient.   Why CBD Oil Can Help in the Treatment of Opioid Abuse One of the largest advancements for patients in Florida comes by way of using CBD oil as a replacement medication for treating opioid abuse. The Sunshine State was hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic and was even dubbed, “the pill mill state” in the mid-2000s. Statistically, Florida has one of the largest overdose rates in the nation.  Addicts, their families, local communities, and the state government are dealing with the backlash of lax pharmaceutical regulations, which have sadly led to prescription pill abuse. CBD oil has proven to work well as an alternative to opioid medications. It works to reduce the withdrawal symptoms that are associated with opioids, like pain, anxiety, and depression. Moreover, it helps maintain regular sleep patterns which contribute to positive overall health.  Additionally, it can balance many systems in the body to help regulate important functions and, it does all of this without intoxication or risk for addiction.   CBD Oil for Parkinson’s Disease According to leading neurologists in Florida who specialize in Parkinson’s disease treatments, CBD oil is helping patients in many ways. Cannabinoids offer some neuroprotective properties and antioxidant benefits that contribute to reduced symptoms, over time. CBD’s work in the endocannabinoid system where they interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors, which help regulate many systems in the body. The neuroprotective benefits from CBD’s significantly affect the areas of the brain associated with Parkinson’s and seem to reduce the violent shakes considerably, in many cases.   CBD Oil for Arthritis A more common use for CBD oil is for joint pain from inflammation due to arthritis. Cannabinoids (CBD) are an anti-inflammatory compound naturally and significantly helps reduce swelling. But, a more interesting component to CBD’s is how they regulate the body’s systems that cause the automatic response of swelling in the first place. When CBD oil is introduced externally, it provides a rapid regulatory effect that can dissipate swelling within days, if not hours.   Topical CBD oil works especially well for arthritis because it can be applied directly to the affected areas. This way, cannabidiol can be absorbed trans-dermally and enter the blood-stream more rapidly near the affected areas. Medical marijuana doctors in Florida recommend that patients with arthritis see a physician before using CBD oil since each patient’s symptoms are different and require specific dosages or products to effectively reduce their swelling.   CBD Oil for Multiple Sclerosis Many people who suffer from MS are prone to debilitating pain and weakness, along with muscle spasms that can last hours. Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease where the myelin sheath, which is the covering of the brain and spinal cord, gets damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to effectively communicate, which manifests in many symptoms.   Using CBD oil for MS symptoms is not mainstream yet; however, the fact that cannabinoids interact with and regulate systems responsible for brain functions is important to treating multiple sclerosis. More research is being conducted in 2019, specifically on how MS is affected by cannabinoids (CBD).   For now, physicians are incorporating CBD into their patients’ treatment plans to reduce and relieve their symptoms. Patients certainly benefit from CBD oil regulating their body’s functions and providing essential antioxidant compounds.   Conclusion There are many health benefits that cannabinoids (CBD) offer to patients suffering from illness. But, you don’t need to be diagnosed with a medical condition to get useful and measurable health gains with regular CBD dosing. Even someone in good health can have better sleep, less fatigue, more energy, and better overall health, by taking CBD oil. There is no risk for addiction and very little, if any, side effects from cannabidiol.   The best way to begin taking CBD’s is while under the supervision of a certified physician that has your specific health needs in mind. This way, you can optimize the best CBD oil products to fit the specific healthcare plan, set by a doctor, and monitored from the start.  

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CBD Shatter | What Is It And How Do You Use It?

With all the buzz surrounding CBD and its use as of late, you may have come across a variety of products available for sale online. From edibles and lotions to full spectrum CBD oils and more, the products you can obtain from a cannabis plant are nearly endless. But one item, in particular, CBD shatter, tends to create a fair amount of confusion among shoppers. Isn’t shatter known for getting you high? What is CBD shatter and how are people supposed to use it?   If these questions have crossed your mind before, you’re not alone. CBD shatter is a relatively sophisticated product, and knowing how it’s made and how it can be used will help you to better understand if it’s right for you. Before making any purchases online, stop shopping and keep reading to learn all there is to know about this form of CBD.   What Is CBD Shatter? Knowing whether CBD shatter is right for your specific needs requires a deeper understanding of what exactly this product is and how it’s made. In a general sense, CBD shatter is a form of concentrate and is one of the purest types available. The process of creating shatter of any kind, whether it’s THC rich or CBD infused, starts with an extraction method that’s best left to professionals. Through a series of steps using solvents like butane or CO2 extraction in a closed-loop system, cannabis flower is literally transformed into a white, powder-like substance.   If you were to leave this product as is, you would have pure CBD isolate on your hands. This alone is a great option for many who want to integrate the health benefits of CBD into their daily routine, but developing CBD shatter takes the extraction process one step further. Terpenes, which are often described as the essential oils of cannabis, are added to complete the process and allows CBD shatter to be exceptionally pure and effective. It's important to look for products that contain terpenes as they will help to enhance your overall experience and contribute to various flavor profiles.   Shatter is known for a clear and glass-like appearance, and this requires keeping it away from contaminants and even from being moved until it’s completely ready. The finished item is amber in color and should be somewhat see through. While many believe that the level of clarity is what determines the quality of CBD shatter, there are far more variables at play.   How To Use CBD Shatter Simply looking at a square of CBD shatter can be a bit intimidating - after all, it looks beautiful and it’s one of the purest forms of CBD concentrate out there, but what do you actually do with it? As lovely as it is, it’s not like candy and should not be eaten like a chocolate bar. Instead, you have a range of options when it comes to ways it can help.   In most cases, people use legal CBD shatter through either dabbing or vaping. Either of these methods will require some additional equipment like a dab pen, home dab rig, or vaporizer, and it’s highly recommended that you pay careful attention to your dose, especially the first time you enjoy it. Despite the fact that cannabidiol is a naturally derived substance and one of many cannabinoids that are organic to the hemp plant, too much CBD in one’s system could lead to some unpleasant side effects.   Some like to incorporate CBD shatter into their food, and while this is a perfectly viable option, keep in mind that high temperatures could potentially destroy some of the beneficial compounds it contains. Those new to cooking with CBD, in general, should take their time researching the best ways to use it so that they get the most out of the product.   CBD Shatter For Sale Any time you’re on the hunt for a new item it can be difficult to know which options are the best. Simply stepping into a dispensary to find the best CBD products can lead you to a wealth of choices, and it’s far more difficult to shop online when you don’t get the benefit of seeing something with your own eyes or have the option of consulting with a professional first.   One of the most important things to keep in mind is that CBD shatter is an incredibly pure product, so for health-conscious individuals who want to integrate it into their lives, it’s probably the best choice out there. The manufacturing process strips out impurities and leaves a clean and potent product to deliver pain relief, help with anxiety, and more. As there are multiple steps involved, CBD shatter will typically cost you a bit more than your favorite bud.   Make sure to look for testing data as well before you make a purchase of legal CBD shatter because as we’ve discussed, simply looking at how clear it is isn’t always the best indication of its quality. Instead, the terpene profile and potency of the product will speak volumes about how effective it may be, allowing you to make an educated purchase based on facts rather than only visual judgments.   If you’re still not sure where to look when it comes to high-quality CBD shatter for sale, we’ve found a brand that’s head and shoulders above the rest. Steve’s Goods, based in Colorado, uses only the best hemp around and focuses solely on CBD products, so you can rest assured that you won’t have any THC surprising you on your next drug test at work.   While they offer tinctures, edibles, and more, their CBD shatter is exceptional and allows you to experience some of your favorite psychedelic strains like Pineapple Express without having to worry about getting high. Instead, you’ll enjoy therapeutic benefits thanks to their high-quality cannabis concentrates. When you’re ready to make a purchase from Steve’s Goods, click here for discounts and coupons. They even have vape pen supplies that are great for beginners.   Is CBD Shatter For You? The world of CBD products is one that’s truly worth exploring, as countless numbers of people around the world have used this compound to help with a range of medical concerns. Although the efficacy of CBD shatter, along with hemp oil, budder, and a range of other CBD products, cannot be guaranteed, purchasing some from a reputable company like Steve’s Goods could bring you the potential for immense benefits.   Try using CBD shatter on a regular basis to help with chronic conditions or simply to impart a greater sense of health and wellness into your life, but remember to always consult with your physician first.

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The 8 Best CBD Gummies

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant and is becoming one of the most popular natural alternative medications for an array of illnesses, from anxiety to chronic pain. By interacting with our endocannabinoid system, CBD has a positive effect on various everyday functions, from our sleep to our mood and even to our appetite.¹ For these reasons, many people have opened themselves to giving this cannabis compound a try. Yet, these very people also often wonder, what’s the best way to intake CBD? If you’re a newcomer who isn’t looking to get too fancy with the way you take CBD, edibles are the perfect option.² Compared to other techniques, eating cannabidiol offers the following benefits: Better tasting CBD options Longer-lasting effects A large variety of products Precise control over dosage And one of the most popular consumption choices is gummy edibles, also known as gummies. A quick Google search will reveal there is an overwhelming number of great CBD gummies to choose from. So, we’ve put together a list of the top 8 best CBD gummies. From there, we’ll answer some of the most common questions surrounding these gummy edibles and invite you to ask more at the end. Note: These products are in no particular order. Some gummies listed may be made of hemp oil rather than CBD oil. All are THC-free and don't get you high. Green Roads - Best CBD Gummies for Pain If you’re on the hunt for all-natural pain relief, look no further than Green Roads CBD gummies. A quick look at their website reveals a variety of flavors, doses, and different shapes, including fruit and toad gummies. Giving customers a more unique experience. Many have praised Green Roads for producing some of the best full-spectrum CBD products in the industry. That means, their cannabidiol is nearly 100% pure. Each gummy contains 10 mg of CBD, coming in a bottle with 30 gummies for $54.99. There are some cheaper options if you buy in bulk. To learn more, you can check out Green Road’s CBD gummy bears page.   cbdMD - Best CBD Gummies For Value It’s no secret CBD products aren’t cheap. In fact, the price alone may be enough to turn newcomers away from giving cannabidiol a try. Luckily, companies such as cbdMD are trying to offer this alternative medicine at a reduced value. Their CBD gummies are quite exceptional not just for their price but for their quality. Just one 10 mg gummy will produce a noticeable difference quickly. You can get a 30 count of 10 mg CBD gummies for $29.99 which is the most affordable price we’ve come across. However, if you think you need a higher dosage, cbdMD also offers a 30 count of 25 mg gummies for $69.99. If you’d like to learn more, you can check out cbdMD’s CBD gummies page. Joy Organics Gummies When it comes to the best CBD gummies on the market, it’s hard not to mention Joy Organics. Though a bit pricier than other products on this list, we guarantee you’ll taste (and feel) where your money is going. Joy Organics has a strong reputation for taking care of their customers and making sure they get the most out of their products. Their CBD gummies take this one step further by providing their clients with a delicious and relieving taste. Each gummy is made from eight all-natural, gluten-free ingredients. For $44.95, you get 15 gummies with 20 mg of CBD in each. If interested, check out Joy Organics’ CBD gummies page. Charlotte’s Web - Best Quality CBD Gummies Charlotte’s Web offers its customers a unique experience by supplying them with a variety of gummies for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re in need of alleviating pain, calming anxiety, or getting to bed at night, these gummies have you covered. Their CBD gummy mix pack comes with full-spectrum hemp extract in the following 3 choices: Sleep Gummies - Contains an added 3 mg of melatonin per dose to help you doze off.   Calm Gummies - Contains L-theanine to ease stress and help you focus.   Recovery Gummies - Contains a botanical blend of ginger and turmeric to help you reduce inflammation and treat pain. Every CBD gummy mix pack comes with 60 of each supplement with 10 mg of full-spectrum hemp extracted CBD in each at a total price of $164.97. If you’re interested in learning more, check out Charlotte Web’s CBD gummy mix pack page. Fab CBD Chews Most CBD gummies have a bitter, undesirable aftertaste. Luckily, there is a product out there that’s been pleasantly noted to not have this taste at all. Fab CBD’s CBD chews pack a fruity flavor with each bite obtain from all-natural, vegan ingredients. You have your choice between apple, carrot, pumpkin, and black currant, derived from organic concentrates. For $59.00, you’ll get 30 CBD gummies at 25 mg each. If interested, check out Fab CBD’s CBD Chews products page. Everyday Optimal Gummies The CBD gummies found at Everyday optimal offer a unique homemade recipe you won’t find anywhere else. Many users have claimed to experience anxiety and headache relief as well as alleviation from minor pains. The standard gummies come with 10 mg of CBD in a bottle containing 30 gummies for the price of $59.99. However, they also offer 15 mg and 25 mg options. If you’re curious to give them a try, you can check out Everyday Optimal’s CBD gummies page for more information.   Sunday Scaries - Best CBD Gummies for Anxiety There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Sunday Scaries CBD gummies. And for good reason. Though they aren’t the best for pain, many users report having a very noticeable difference in anxiety levels after intake. If you’re looking for something to chill you out without making you feel fatigued, Sunday Scaries CBD gummies are the way to go. Many consumers also report getting a better night’s sleep. It should be noted, though these vegan gummies aren’t the best for pain, they still provide all the beneficial effects of CBD. Each gummy contains 10 MG of CBD, coming in a bottle with 20 CBD gummies for $39.99. There are some options to purchase more for less. If interested, you can find out more on Sunday Scaries’ CBD gummies page. CBDistillery Gummies Similarly to Fab CBD’s CBD Chews, CBDistillery offers a product that doesn’t have that unpleasant aftertaste often associated with CBD gummies. The all-natural white grape concentrate packs a taste powerful enough to override the CBD components. For $60.00, you can get 30 vegan CBD gummies at 10 mg each. If you’d like to learn more, check out CBDistillery’s CBD gummies page. CBDistillery CBD oil and CBD edibles are third-party lab tested with transparent results on their website.   Honorable Mention: Hemp Bombs CBD Gummies.   What Do You Need to Know About CBD Gummies Now that you know what the best CBD gummies on the market are, you may have some questions concerning them. The following is a list of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to CBD gummies and CBD products:   What’s the Difference Between CBD Gummies and Other CBD Products? Since CBD gummies are edibles, you eat them in order to feel the effects of cannabidiol. Whereas other products offer different ways to receive CBD, such as: Smokables Tinctures Topicals Vaping CBD gummies usually don’t obtain as much CBD as other products. For the most part, each gummy tends to contain around 10 mg of CBD. Whereas other products will contain upwards of 100 mg. Of course, you can always take more gummies (or purchase a higher dosage) in order to get the relief you seek. The big difference of edibles is they offer you more control as to how much you take. For example, if you only eat one gummy, you know you’re receiving 10 mg. But if you decide to vape CBD e-juice, you’re not exactly sure how many milligrams are coming with each puff. Gummies also offer a wide variety of flavors, giving users a more unique experience when it comes to consumption. It should be noted, some products contain sugar which may not be suitable for specific people. If you’re in this position, be on the lookout for sugar-free CBD gummy options.   Are There Any Side Effects to CBD Gummies? For most people, the side effects associated with CBD gummies are very mild. Many don’t experience any side effects at all.³ Furthermore, the benefits of CBD far outweigh these minor downsides. However, eating a CBD gummy may give you:   Appetite Changes - It’s common for people to have a stronger appetite after they intake any kind of CBD product. If you take CBD frequently, you may find yourself wanting to eat more during the time the cannabidiol takes its initial effects. If you suddenly stop taking CBD frequently, you may also notice a shift in appetite.   Diarrhea - If you take too much cannabidiol, it can upset the stomach. Through this, you may develop digestive complications such as diarrhea. As long as you take you CBD gummies in low doses, this shouldn’t be an issue.   Dry Mouth - Many people claim CBD products to give them a dry mouth. Though scientists aren’t 100% sure as to why this happens, it’s believed cannabidiol might interact with receptors responsible for salivation. It should be noted, dry mouth from CBD tends to be mild and can be fixed with a glass of water.   Low Blood Pressure - Some people have said they felt a short drop in blood pressure instantly after taking CBD. For the most part, there are no risks associated with a quick drop unless you already have low blood pressure. This is especially true for people taking specific medications.   If you worry about any of the potential side effects, you should consult your doctor about using CBD products. Are CBD Gummies Safe? Yes! Besides the potential side effects mentioned above, there are no risks associated with taking CBD. Rather, most people experience pain relief, alleviation from anxiety, and aid in sleeping. What is the Right CBD Gummy Dosage? The right dosage for you all depends on your weight and size. Many people suggest starting with a small dose (around 10 mg) and then working your way up to figure out what works best for you.? To give yourself a better how much to eat, refer to the following CBD gummies dosage chart:   Weight Light Dose Medium Dose Strong Dose Less than 130 lbs 11 mg or less 12 mg to 14 mg 15 mg to 17 mg 130 to 230 lbs 18 mg or less 19 mg to 23 mg 24 mg to 27 mg More than 230 lbs 23 mg or less 24 mg to 30 mg 31 mg to 42 mg Will You Get High From CBD Gummies? No! When people get high from cannabis, they’re intaking the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. This chemical is known for targeting specific areas of the endocannabinoid system and causing psychoactive effects.? However, cannabidiol targets other areas of the endocannabinoid system and, in turn, the body has a different reaction. Furthermore, cannabidiol contains no psychoactive chemicals. Most CBD gummies will contain either 0.3% or less of THC while marijuana tends to have anywhere from 10% to 30% THC. With sensitive people, there’s a slight chance this might cause mild psychoactivity. But for most people, 0.3% is such a minuscule amount that they won’t feel any kind of high. Still, if you feel as though you may be sensitive to CBD gummies, you should keep an eye out for products that contain no THC at all. How Can CBD Gummies Help You? Cannabidiol has done wonders for people seeking out an all-natural, therapeutic medication. As of this time, science can confirm there are potential benefits for those suffering from the following:   Anxiety Cancer (particularly, those going through chemotherapy) Chronic pain Epilepsy HIV/AIDs Insomnia Nausea   Keep in mind, there are no FDA approved medical claims regarding CBD gummies so we wouldn't recommend using them to treat or diagnose any illness. As research continues, so does our understanding of how CBD can treat these conditions and others. If you’d like more information surrounding cannabidiol and its effects, we invite you to check out our blog. Still have questions surrounding CBD gummies and which is the best for you? We invite you to ask them in the comments below. If you have any personal experience with CBD gummies that you’d like to share, we’d also love to hear from you. We try to reply to each legitimate comment in a prompt and personal manner. Reference Sources ¹ International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System ² Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research: A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users ³ Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research: An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies ? MedlinePlus: Cannabidiol ? NCCIH: Marijuana and Cannabinoids

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CBD Oil for Cancer

Research over the last decade of cannabidiol (CBD) and cancer has been promising. Though we can’t make any specific claims, we can say there’s a probability CBD may just be the next medication from those suffering from this incurable disease. Due to the prohibition of cannabis plants in the United States at the federal level, research remains in the early stages. In order for any FDA approval of cancer medication, researchers must continue to provide evidence that cannabidiol (and other cannabinoids) can make a large difference in comparison to current forms of treatment. The bad news is this is going to take a great deal of time. The good news is cannabidiol has shown a lot of promise for those suffering from cancer. Throughout this article, we’re going to explore how CBD oil (and hemp oil) can prevent cancer cells from spreading, can be used as therapy for those undergoing chemotherapy, and the potential side effects a cancer patient may feel. We invite you to ask further questions at the end.   CBD Oil as Prevention for Cancer Spread Since there are so many different types of cancer, including lung cancer, prostate cancer and many others, research concerning CBD has only looked into a handful. Yet, is quite astonishing. A 2015 study sought to find the correspondence between cannabis use and bladder cancer. Though a few factors needed to be adjusted, it was found that those who used cannabis had a 45% less risk of having bladder cancer.¹ It’s important to note that this study looked into medical marijuana users rather than CBD itself. Though most CBD products are derived from the cannabis sativa plant hemp, it’s just as worthy to note that most medical marijuana contains some level of cannabidiol within it.² In a separate study published by the California Pacific Medical Center, CBD was discovered to prevent a specific gene that causes breast cancer to develop. Similar, CBD was also found to inhibit ID-1. This prevented cancer cells from spreading throughout the body.³   So, Does CBD Treat Cancer? Though researchers have said various cannabinoids MIGHT be able to treat cancer, research as a whole is still in the very early stages.? While it seems cannabidiol can influence tumor cells and prevent tumor growth, we still don’t entirely understand how CBD oil and cancer work together. Yes, there’s a lot of promise, but without the proper research, the FDA will not approve cannabidiol as cancer medication.   CBD Oil as Therapy for Cancer Patients Still, other research has found that CBD oil might help within those facing various symptoms associated with cancer.  Leaving some researchers to believe CBD may be a form of cancer therapy. These symptoms are often caused by chemotherapy, one of the few approved treatments for cancer. These symptoms include: Loss of Appetite You may notice people with cancer tend to lose a lot of weight as the disease spreads through them. This is due to current forms of treatment causing a great deal of nausea and, in turn, a lack of appetite. While there isn’t any current evidence suggesting CBD alone can stimulate appetite, it has been found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with the help of other cannabinoids can do so.?   Nausea As mentioned, cancer treatment tends to bring upon nausea and vomiting. Various cannabinoids have been found to reduce these effects in people, including CBD. This is prominently due to the fact that nausea and vomiting are regulated by our endocannabinoid system. And CBD has the ability to indirectly level out this system when it’s producing too much of a specific chemical.? On a side note, medical cannabis containing THC has also been found to reduce nausea.   Pain Similarly to nausea, chronic pain is also regulated by CB1 and CB2 receptors found within our endocannabinoid system. Both of these are responsible for different kinds of pain. For example, CB2 receptors spread inflammation when foreign substances enter the body. Since CBD indirectly influences CB2 receptors, researchers believe it might provide pain relief from the unhealthy spread of inflammation through various diseases, including cancer.? However, it should be noted, cancer causes a variety of pains CBD might not be able to help with. These include nerve injury and pressure on internal organs. On the other hand, THC is believed to potentially help with pain caused by nerve injury.   It's important to mention, CBD can weaken the immune system and, in effect, be more detrimental to certain individuals rather than beneficial. Similarly to cancer prevention, it’s still too early to make any claims on cannabidiol's effects of the symptoms caused by cancer treatment. While more clinical trials need to be done, there’s a lot of promise here.   Potential Side Effects of CBD Oil One of the biggest advantages of looking into this research further is CBD comes with few side effects. Unlike traditional forms of medications, such as opioids, CBD doesn’t have a similar influence on the central nervous system. Still, since cannabinoid receptors are found all throughout the body, it does affect various organs and tissues, including the brain. Some people are also sensitive to cannabidiol and, in effect, might have side effects others don’t. Common side effects for CBD include:¹?   Low blood pressure (hypotension) Muscle relaxation Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) Reduced digestion Though a tolerance to CBD can be built, there is luckily little to no risk for addiction.   Final Thoughts Until science pursues further research into cannabidiol, we won’t have any definite answers as to whether or not CBD can be a potential treatment (or have potential health benefits) for those with cancer. From the evidence mentioned throughout this article, it seems as though CBD (along with other cannabinoids and cannabis products) may one day compliment current treatment of cancer and treatment for other medical conditions. If you or a loved one is currently suffering from cancer, we suggest you consult your doctor or health care professional before taking CBD or medical marijuana. As mentioned, cannabidiol can have side effects in certain people. In sensitive individuals, use of cannabis containing THC will potentially cause unwanted psychoactive effects due to the effects of THC. Furthermore, CBD or THC might have negative interactions with other types of medication.  If you have any further questions concerning CBD and cancer, we invite you to ask them below.   Reference Sources ¹ PubMed: Association between cannabis use and the risk of bladder cancer ² NCCIH: Marijuana and Cannabinoids ³ Molecular Cancer Therapeutics: Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gene expression in aggressive breast cancer cells ? PHMD: Cannabinoids - a new weapon against cancer? ? NCI: Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ?)-Health Professional Version ? BJP: Regulation of nausea and vomiting by cannabinoids ? HHS Public Access: Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs ? Dovepress: Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain ? frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience: Cannabinoid Receptors in the Central Nervous System ¹? Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research: An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol

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CBD Oil for Weight Loss

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been drawing a lot of attention within both the natural health and medical world. CBD is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that doesn’t produce psychoactivity (a “high”) when ingested. Though much research still needs to be done, many have found CBD oil to help with a number of medical conditions.   With that, some have raised the question, can CBD oil help with weight loss and/or decrease the chance of medical conditions associated with body weight, such as diabetes?   Throughout this article, we’re going to look into whether or not CBD can help with you lose weight. At the end, we invite you to ask further questions.   Losing Weight with CBD Oil In order to understand how CBD oil and weight loss works, we must first understand how CBD works within the body. Within our bodies is something known as the endocannabinoid system.¹ This is built up of numerous compounds, including two cannabinoid (CB) receptors:²   CB1 Receptor - Most abundant within the brain (particularly, the hypothalamus, hippocampus, and amygdala), central nervous system (CNS), connective tissue, intestines, and the testis/ovaries. It’s responsible for regulating our moods and blood pressure.   CB2 Receptor - Most abundant in our immune cells (particularly, B and T cells, macrophages, microglia, monocytes), spleen, tonsils, and thymus. It functions in numerous human diseases, including cancer, heart and kidney complications, and pain.   Within people who suffer from obesity, there’s a larger quantity of CB1 receptors. This is due to the fatty tissue developing more of the receptor.³ So, the more weight gain, the more CB 1 receptors spread.   This correspondence between CB receptors and weight diseases, such as obesity, has led some researchers to believe CBD oil might have the ability to help regulate weight. Though CBD doesn’t directly affect our endocannabinoid system (and our CB receptors), it does have a natural indirect effect on these cannabinoids.   This indirect effect may just be able to help people lose weight or aid them with other metabolic functions.   So, How Can CBD Affect Weight? Current research is too limited to make any guarantees concerning CBD oil and weight loss. Still, the following has been gathered as of this time:   CBD May Change Bad Fats into Good Fats When we burn calories - an important part of weight loss - we’re burning off brown fat cells. Though CBD can’t help us burn off these calories, a 2018 study found that cannabidiol might just turn white fat cells into brown fat cells.? Making the process of burning calories and body fat a bit easier.   CBD May Decrease Appetite It’s often assumed that cannabis will stimulate your appetite (or give you the "munchies"). This association is often a product of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana. It is true that THC stimulates appetite by activating CB1 receptors.   However, as mentioned before, CBD doesn’t directly affect the endocannabinoid system. With that, some studies have revealed it may have an effect contrary to the popular assumption of cannabis and appetite.   In a 2018 study, it was found that CB1 receptor antagonists may actually decrease appetite and allow people to take better control of their weight. This is due to an agonists way of blocking off CB1 receptors.   Again, CBD doesn’t directly block off CB1 receptors. What it does do is inhibit other molecules within the body to block off these receptors. In turn, this could be a potential of reducing one’s appetite. Though more research needs to be done to make any confirmation, studies have found cannabidiol to reduce the appetite within rats.   CBD May Decrease Risk of Metabolic Disorders It understood that obesity is closely associated with various metabolic disorders, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.   Recently, research has been looking into how these disorders may have a direct effect on the endocannabinoid system. Particularly, in the way, CB1 receptors are overactivated through fat tissues.   As we’ve already discussed, CBD will indirectly stop these CB1 receptors from spreading further. In effect, this may not only decrease the chances of obesity but metabolic disorders as well. Through animal research, it’s also been discovered that CBD may have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. If this is true, it could reduce the levels of blood sugar.     Weight Loss Requires More Than CBD Understandably, though the above research is promising, we’re some ways away from confirming that CBD can aid those trying to lose weight.   Still, though CBD may be a good complementary supplement to add to your current weight loss routine, it’s not the answer for you to lose weight. Without diet and exercise, there’s a good chance you won’t see any weight loss effects from cannabidiol itself.   If you want to give CBD oil a try, you may question what’s the right dosage. This is tricky to answer as everyone’s body works differently. Medical professionals will suggest you start small and slowly increase dosage until you get the response you desire.   If you plan on using CBD products alongside your standard weight loss treatment, it’s important you consult your doctor directly. Cannabidiol may negatively interact with other medications you’re currently taking.   Final Word On CBD Oil For Weight Loss CBD oil may just be a great complementary therapy for other weight loss treatment. Though it’s not the answer the losing weight or the diseases associated with obesity, it might have the ability to aid you in your weight loss journey.   If you have any further questions concerning CBD and weight loss, we invite you to ask them down below. We’d also love to hear from those who have had experience on the topic.     Reference Sources ¹ HHS Public Access: An introduction to the endogenous cannabinoid system ² PubMed: Cannabinoid receptors: where they are and what they do ³ PubMed: The endocannabinoid system and the treatment of obesity. International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Role of Cannabinoids in Obesity PubMed: Cannabinol and cannabidiol exert opposing effects on rat feeding patterns. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience: Cannabinoids in health and disease Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research: An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol

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What are CBD patches?

As the world of healthcare becomes more and more evolved, so do the ways that people choose to treat illnesses. Rather than always visiting a primary care physician, today’s American adult may opt for a wealth of other treatments that help to relieve certain symptoms and, in some cases, cure serious ailments. When it comes to the world of alternative medicinal options, many have opted to use CBD as a way to treat a range of health issues.   A part of the cannabis plant, CBD is a compound that’s non-psychoactive, unlike THC, and is used to address a wide spectrum of concerns including anxiety, menstrual cramps, insomnia, chronic pain, and more. Many have even found success using this cannabinoid for the treatment of seizures and epilepsy. In fact, in 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, making it the first CBD drug on the market.   You don’t have to have a major illness to benefit from CBD use, however, and the ways in which people take advantage of its benefits are quite numerous. Some prefer to use CBD lotions and salves to enjoy targeted relief while others opt for a gummy that’s ingested right along with their other vitamins and supplements each morning. Still, some individuals enjoy taking CBD oil in a tincture form to allow for long-lasting relief.   However one of the newest CBD products on the market is the CBD patch, and it hasn’t gotten quite as much attention as some of the other ways of enjoying cannabidiol’s benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the CBD patch and learn exactly what it is and how it works.   Exploring The CBD Patch At first glance, the CBD patch may look like a giant Band-Aid and seem a little bit odd to some. While it’s certainly not as common as other ways of enjoying CBD’s benefits, there is a lot that can be gained from this delivery method. A CBD patch is considered a transdermal patch, and while using this idea for cannabidiol is new, the technology itself has been around for a long time.   The first transdermal patch was approved by the FDA in 1979 to help curb motion sickness, and since then, they have been used in a range of applications including birth control, hypertension medication, and maybe the most well-known, as an aid in quitting smoking through a nicotine patch. There are many types of patches on the market that work in varying ways, but the CBD patch comes in two different varieties: matrix and reservoir.   Before diving deep into these two types, it’s important to realize that CBD patches are completely painless and deliver cannabidiol into your bloodstream without the use of needles and without imparting any psychoactive effects. These patches work through the concept of concentration, meaning that the area of skin where the patch lives will have a great deal of CBD and will naturally want to spread it to surrounding areas. How exactly the compound is delivered though will vary.   Matrix Vs Reservoir With a matrix style CBD patch, you can imagine that the underside of the patch holds a literal matrix of cannabidiol, typically found within the adhesive. After the patch is applied, CBD moves from the adhesive to the skin it’s touching, and from there spreads to the rest of the body. As this process happens automatically, the matrix style patch makes it harder to control the flow of CBD into one’s system. Some individuals may find that they get too much CBD in one dose as the size of the patch and the amount of CBD in the matrix will vary.   The other type of CBD patch is known as a reservoir style, and as the name entails, it functions by keeping the cannabidiol in a pool of gel and allows it to be released through a rate-controlling membrane. This delivery method offers more exact dosing and has been used in other types of applications for over 40 years.   In either scenario, the patch offers an effective way of infusing CBD into the body without it having to pass through a range of other organs first. Because it doesn’t come into direct contact with the digestive system like an edible does or reach the lungs first if you were to vape, a CBD patch offers concentrated relief in a method that doesn’t require you to remember to dose multiple times every day.   More CBD Patch Benefits The use of CBD patches sounds pretty revolutionary, but do they actually measure up against other methods? If you’re looking for a way to dose that’s discrete, easy to use, and literally lets you forget about it for the day, then they’re the way to go. Most CBD patches are 2” by 2” and while it’s recommended that they are placed on a part of the body with a lot of blood vessels like the foot or wrist, they can be utilized somewhere that’s covered by your clothing.   Transdermal CBD patches take about 30 minutes to take effect, as they require a bit of warming by the body, but after the compound starts to enter your system, you’ll experience around 12 hours of continuous pain relief. CBD patches also come in a variety of strengths, allowing you to select the exact dosage that’s right for your specific needs. Rather than having to take smaller amounts of CBD through a tincture or vape throughout the day, you can put on a CBD patch in the morning and literally forget about it until you get ready for bed.   As the technology used to create CBD products continues to advance, there’s no doubt that the ways in which these patches are developed will result in a product that’s even more effective. If you’ve been struggling with any number of medical conditions and are looking for a plant-based alternative to traditional medicine, consider using a CBD patch. As always, it’s recommended that you consult with your physician before trying any new type of product or supplement just to make sure you don't experience any negative side effects.   Thanks to the CBD patch, more and more people are uncovering what it’s like to live pain-free without having to remember to reapply lotions or keep up with any type of dose schedule. For fast-acting and discrete relief, consider a CBD patch from your local dispensary or favorite online retailer today.

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Does Smoking CBD Flower Have Benefits?

There are a variety of ways to consume cannabidiol (CBD), from tinctures to edibles. However, there’s one market of the CBD industry which isn’t too often discussed - smokables. Some people have opted to smoke high-CBD hemp flower through the following methods: CBD Cigarette CBD Joint   But does it really work? The short answer is yes! Smoking cannabidiol will grant you the same effects as taking a drop of CBD oil or eating up a CBD gummy. However, smoking in itself might raise some red flags for some consumers considering the health hazards. Throughout this article, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about smoking CBD.   What is CBD Flower? To begin, it’s important to note you’re not necessarily smoking cannabidiol itself. CBD is a molecule found in the cannabis plant. The hemp plant is notable as it contains high levels of CBD and low levels of other cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).¹ When we say “smoke CBD,” we’re really saying smoking hemp with high levels of CBD. CBD flower is simply the bud of a Cannabis Sativa (hemp) plant that is high in CBD. It differs from other CBD products as you get the benefits of all cannabinoids found in this flower.   You may have come across products (CBD oil, edibles, topical) that label themselves as whole-flower (or full-spectrum/whole-plant) CBD or CBD isolate.² Whole-Flower CBD makes use of all cannabinoids found within the CBD flower, whereas… CBD Isolate extracts cannabidiol itself and no other cannabinoid. CBD smokables all contain whole-flower CBD and, with that, come with benefits you won’t find in isolate CBD products.   What are the Benefits of Smoking CBD? When you smoke CBD, you’re not only receiving the benefits from cannabidiol. You’re also receiving benefits from a wide range of other cannabinoids. These cannabinoids include:³ Cannabichromine (CBC) - is believed to help with pain relief, promote healthy bone growth, and inhibit cell growth. Cannabidiol (CBD) - takes up almost 50% of cannabinoids within the flower and is believed to have numerous health benefits - from relieving anxiety and pain to alleviating seizures and convulsions. Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) - is believed to inhibit cancer cell growth and reduce inflammation. Cannabigerol (CBG) - is believed to help those with sleep problems and slow bacterial growth. Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) - is believed to help alleviate chronic pain and reduce inflammation. Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC and Δ8-THC) - is believed to alleviate nausea, vomiting, and pain while stimulating the appetite. Note: this is the cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive effects in marijuana. Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (Δ9-THCA) - is believed to aid in sleep and suppress muscle spasms. Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) - is believed to alleviate convulsions and seizures and promote healthy bone growth. Of course, cannabidiol in and of itself is believed to have the most health benefits when it comes to the spectrum of cannabinoids. However, it can’t be denied that receiving all cannabinoids attached to CBD hemp flower is most likely more beneficial in comparison to just CBD. Still, it should be noted, CBD and other cannabinoids have been known to cause minor side effects in some individuals.   Can Smoking CBD Flower Help People Quitting Tobacco? Unfortunately, as of this time, there is no conclusive evidence suggesting smoking CBD flower will help those trying to quit tobacco. Still, just because the evidence isn’t conclusive doesn’t mean it’s not promising.  In a study published by Addiction journal, two groups of cigarette smokers were given either CBD or a placebo. Those who received the CBD decreased their tobacco smoking by 40% while the placebo made no change.? When you quit nicotine, you naturally go through withdrawals. This is the process of your brain and body learning to return to its natural state without the assistance of the chemical. This process is extremely uncomfortable and one of the main reasons people have so much trouble quitting. Due to its therapeutic abilities, some researchers believe you can use CBD as a complementary treatment option for those looking to quit nicotine and other addictive substances.? Not to mention, smoking cannabidiol has the ability to replicate the cigarette smoking experience.   What is a CBD Joint and What is a CBD Pre-Roll? The terms “joint” and “pre-roll” are often attached to the marijuana industry and, in effect, may turn off some people seeking out CBD. However, you can rest assure, a CBD joint or a CBD pre-roll will not get you high and is federally legal (as long as its THC content is less than 0.3%). A CBD joint or pre-roll is simply the CBD hemp flower already rolled into a paper upon purchase, ready for you to smoke. It’s quite similar to a CBD cigarette, the only difference usually being the filter. A CBD joint or pre-roll might have an open filtration while a cigarette will probably have a cotton filter.   Where Can I Buy CBD Joints? There are currently a number of places you can purchase CBD joints, pre-rolls, or cigarettes. And with more companies joining the CBD industry, these options are likely to expand.  Depending on where you live, you may be able to find these products in a store. For example, in states where recreational marijuana is legal, you might be able to walk into a dispensary and find CBD hemp flower smokables. The same can be said for states where medical marijuana is legal, however, you’ll need a medical marijuana card in order to enter. In certain places like California and Colorado, some smoke shops (i.e. cigar, tobacco, or vape shops) might also carry CBD joints. However, this all depends on the smoke shop itself and whether or not they carry cannabis products. Here are some additional helpful resources.  If you can’t find any products in-person, you can always look online. Some of our favorite CBD joints include: Pure Relief offers a wide variety of CBD hemp flower on its website as well as pre-rolls and other goodies. For more information, feel free to check out their products page. Tryplainjane is unique as it offers hemp cigarettes that look identical to a pack of tobacco cigarettes. However, their products range from CBD hemp flower to pre-rolled joints and more. If you’d like to see more, check out their products page.   Reference Sources NCCIH: Marijuana and Cannabinoids Dialogues in clinical neuroscience: Cannabinoids in health and disease Dialogues in clinical neuroscience: Cannabis, cannabinoids, and health Addiction journal: Cannabidiol reverses attentional bias to cigarette cues in a human experimental model of tobacco withdrawal NIDA: The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol  

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When Is The Best Time Of Day To Take CBD?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a good chance that CBD has made its way into your vernacular. Whether you’re open to trying new and alternative products or you stick strictly to the things your doctor prescribes, there’s no denying it - CBD use has grown exponentially as of late and is being hailed by many as a natural treatment for a ton of medical issues. Many people assume that CBD is very similar to marijuana, and while both do come from the hemp plant, there are some major differences between the two. Smoking, vaping, or ingesting weed imparts a set of psychoactive effects through a compound called tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and can be used for recreational or medicinal purposes. CBD, on the other hand, is an entirely separate compound that can offer benefits without getting you high. Its full name is cannabidiol, and for many, it’s become a true lifesaver. If you’re interested in taking CBD, you’ve likely read up on the various products on the market, explored their pros and cons, and even figured out what kind of dose is right for you. One consideration that many don’t realize is exactly when to take CBD. Is there a better time of the day to enjoy its benefits? Let’s explore some of the considerations you should take when introducing cannabinoids into your life.   A Quick Rundown On CBD Before diving right in, let’s understand why anyone would even want to take CBD. Items will vary depending on what state you live in, but in general, people can enjoy CBD gummies, smoke it using a vape, and often consume CBD oil products either using a tincture or by blending it into their favorite food. It’s important to remember that the Food and Drug Administration has not approved cannabidiol to be sold alongside other supplements, and therefore the efficacy of various products cannot be guaranteed. However, that doesn’t stop people from singing CBD’s praises, as testimony after testimony shows that integrating cannabidiol into one’s daily routine can provide a wealth of effects. It’s commonly used as a way to relieve chronic pain and inflammation and can address issues like cramps, headaches, and arthritis. Many find that a specific amount of CBD can reduce chronic stress and anxiety, while others with more serious medical conditions including seizures and even cancer have dubbed CBD as a cure-all. CBD affects a natural part of the body called the endocannabinoid system and actually causes a reaction that changes us on a cellular level. The brain is full of cannabinoid receptors and when a person enjoys any part of a cannabis plant, these sections work to produce a variety of effects. It’s this system itself that causes many people to believe that cannabis, in general, should be legalized and part of the health care system as our bodies are literally created to process it.   It’s All In The Timing Now that you’re totally sold on taking CBD each and every day, it’s only normal to question when exactly it will be the most beneficial. Many people like to enjoy CBD coffee first thing in the morning while others use sublingual tinctures or topical creams throughout the day. Some point to taking cannabidiol every single day as a preventative measure but others simply wait until they are experiencing symptoms before treating them. While it may sound like a little bit of a cop-out, there’s really only one answer when it comes to the question of when to take CBD - when it makes the most sense for you. A CBD gummy can easily be ingested alongside the rest of your vitamins when you wake up in the morning, making this an easy way to remember to take it regularly. If you tend to make yourself a breakfast smoothie and drink it on the way to work, blend some CBD hemp oil into it so you won’t forget to take it later. There are a range of products on the market with zero flavors, allowing you to add it to your drink and not even notice it. Hemp oil can also be mixed into yogurt or placed under the tongue using a dropper, offering a one-time dose that can help all day long. Keep in mind that depending on the serving size, the effects of CBD can last between 4 and 12 hours, and just how strongly you feel its benefits will vary based upon your body composition and your method of consumption - for example, inhaling CBD through a vaporizer will kick in differently than using CBD isolate in your breakfast. Thinking about how long it will take for the benefits of CBD to kick in will likely aid in your decision-making process, and keep in mind that you may or may not need as much CBD as other people.   Things To Consider Taking CBD whenever it works for you doesn’t only mean taking into account your daily routine, as you may find that certain times of the day make sense for other reasons. Everyone’s body is different, and for many, CBD offers an energizing effect and helps to provide additional motivation to take on the day’s tasks. If this sounds like you, avoiding CBD at night should be one of your top priorities. Conversely, others notice they are very relaxed after ingesting cannabidiol, and so they tend to save this supplement as a part of their bedtime routine. If you’re a pretty athletic person or at the very least try to hit the gym a few times per week, you may also want to consider how this aspect of your life will affect your CBD schedule. Experts have studied the correlation between the two and have found that taking CBD either just before or directly after a workout can help reduce recovery time and increase bodily function while being active. Ultimately, there is no stock answer as to when the best time of day to take CBD will be, as every person will find their own benefits from experimenting with products, doses, and schedules. It’s crucial for anyone who is new to CBD to take the time and ingest their cannabidiol during various points in the day to determine what works best. As you develop a pattern and a routine, your body will become easily accustomed to this substance. As always, it’s important to discuss CBD use with your primary care physician before starting any type of supplementation. While CBD products do come from natural sources, some individuals do experience side effects or have negative interactions with prescription medications and should proceed with caution. Once you’ve cleared it with your doctor, enjoy the range of options awaiting you!      

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What is CBD Distillate? Everything You Need to Know

Many people within the cannabis industry have claimed that CBD distillate is the future of cannabis as a whole. Yet, so many consumers remain unaware of what it is and how it works. This is understandable considering CBD distillate was just introduced only a few years ago. To put it simply, it’s an extraction process that works differently from current extraction techniques used within the market. And there’s a reason it’s catching so much attention.   Throughout this article, we’re going to review everything you need to know about CBD distillate. At the end, we invite you to ask further questions.   What is CBD Distillate? Distillation is an extraction process that requires two distinct steps:   1. Cleaning a type of liquid through a procedure of heating and cooling. 2. Pinpointing the most important traits of something (in our case, the CBD of the hemp plant) and extracting it.   One of the main reasons professionals have been looking into distillation in comparison to other extraction process is it provides the consumer with a purer and cleaner concentrate of CBD.¹ In effect, the CBD distilled is also more potent and can be better used for the potential medical benefits research is currently looking into.   Furthermore, through the cannabis distillation, professionals will have the ability to extract the purest forms of various cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabigerol (CBG). This is important for continuing medical research as each cannabinoid can help treat specific diseases or illnesses. For example, THC is better at curing nausea or vomiting in comparison to CBG.²  Therefore, with the right extraction process, doctors may be able to one day prescribe people with nausea a supplement solely containing THC, to offer them maximum relief and fewer side effects.   What Are Current CBD Extraction Methods? There are currently two forms of extraction common within the cannabis industry:³   1. Solvent - By using chemical liquids, such as butane or alcohol, and applying them to the cannabis plant, you can extract various cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. For the most part, solvents are used in the marijuana industry to create THC concentrates such as wax. 2. Pressure or Rising Extraction - By taking the cannabis plant’s matter, you can use pressure or rinsing extraction methods as a way to pinpoint specific cannabinoids and terpenes. For the most part, this extraction technique is used primarily in the hemp industry to create various CBD products on the market.   Unfortunately, both methods aren’t considered pure extraction methods for cannabis products. More often than not, they leave residual solvents or plant matter in the products purchased by the consumer. And though these aren’t very hazardous, they don’t offer the consumer the purest cannabinoid science can extract.   How Does CBD Distillate Work? Before we explain CBD distillate, it’s important to note that cannabidiol (CBD) is nothing more than a molecule found in the cannabis plant. Some consumers are misled to believe that a product of CBD oil (tinctures) are a liquid form of CBD. But no liquid form of CBD exists. Rather, CBD oil is an oil base with the CBD molecule placed in it.   The extraction process targets the molecule from the cannabis plant material. And in order to gain the purest CBD, extraction procedures must not only target and separate cannabidiol from other cannabinoids but also refine them.   The process of distillation for cannabinoids is as follows: 1. CBD is extracted using traditional solvent or solventless methods. 2. Contaminants of the cannabis concentrate are then extracted (such as fats or lipids). 3. The CBD is then extracted again with ethanol and placed in a freezing environment for 1 to 2 full days. This process is known as winterization and will rid the CBD of any remaining contaminants. 4. In the process of winterization, the ethanol will then be removed from the extract through a filtration method. 5. The extract then goes through a heating process known as decarboxylation. This is a vital stage as it activates the many therapeutic benefits CBD is known for. 6. The CBD will then enter a distillation or fractional distillation chamber numerous times for the sake of purifying the extract. 7. Once all is complete, the lab will have produced its final product: the purest molecule form of CBD which is a sappy product similar to honey.   It should be noted, not every distillation lab works the same and some have processes of their own which may not exactly match the one we mentioned above. Without proper regulations surrounding the cannabis industry, there is no current standard.   Frequently Asked Questions Concerning CBD Distillate Is there a difference between CBD isolate and CBD distillate? Yes! CBD isolate is 100% cannabidiol while CBD distillate contains around 80% cannabidiol and 20% of terpenes, other cannabinoids, and more.   What products are CBD distillates put in? Almost every product currently available on the market can contain CBD distillate. Most of the time, a company will have a lab that specializes in a specific extraction process, whether it be solvent, solventless, or distillate.   The final CBD molecule can then be placed into the following: Dabbing (mostly used for THC distillate) Edibles Oils Topicals  Vape juice   Are there any cons to CBD distillate? Unfortunately, there is one main concern surrounding CBD distillates. Through the extraction process, you may lose some terpenes or other cannabinoids that often work well with cannabidiol. If you want a CBD product that makes use of all the benefits in the hemp plant, you'll want to keep an eye out for full-spectrum products.   What are the pros of CBD Distillate? The biggest pro is through the distillation process, you’re receiving the purest form of CBD available on the market. With that, you’re also receiving the most potent CBD. To top it off, CBD distillate is one of the cleanest extraction methods. As mentioned, other extraction methods aren’t really hazardous to the consumer. However, those who use cannabidiol on a regular basis may want to seek out a company that uses a cleaner, more refined extraction method.   Your Questions Still have questions concerning CBD distillate? We invite you to ask them in the comments section below. If you also have further or new information surrounding CBD distillate, we’d also love to hear from you.     Reference Sources 1. PubChem: Cannabidiol 2. British Journal of Pharmacology: Regulation of nausea and vomiting by cannabinoids 3. psi: Cannabis/Hemp Extraction Equipment 4. Cannabis Industry Journal: Distillation Of Your Cannabis Extract: Ignorance Is Not Bliss 5. FDA: FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products

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Water Soluble CBD - The Complete Guide

Within the cannabidiol (CBD) market, there are a ton of different consumption methods. The most popular are CBD tinctures (or CBD oil), edibles, and CBD capsules. However, one technique is slowly gaining more traction. CBD beverages, or water-soluble CBD. Some experts even believe that the market for water-soluble cannabidiol will reach an astounding $260 million by 2020.¹ With such a big prediction, it’s surprising so many people still don’t know what water-soluble CBD is. Throughout this article, we’re going to teach you everything you need to know about the soon-to-be multimillion-dollar business. And how this business may have an impact on the cannabis industry as a whole.   What is Water Soluble CBD? To understand what is water soluble CBD, we must first understand how CBD works on the body. As most know, no matter what consumption method you use, the cannabinoid ends up in your blood system, indirectly effects your endocannabinoid system, and from there you feel the therapeutic effects.² But did you know CBD (along with other cannabinoids such as THC) is hydrophobic - meaning it doesn’t like water. This is a bit ironic considering our bodies are made up of around 60% water. In effect, when we take CBD oil (as an example), most of what goes into our body is simply thrown away. In fact, some experts believe the average person only obtains about 4% of the CBD they took.³ In other words, upwards of 96% of the cannabidiol you’re taking goes down the drain. It’s due to these unfortunate circumstances experts have looked into alternative forms of CBD. And one of those is water-soluble CBD. To put it simply, water-soluble CBD has more of an ability to mix and mingle with water rather than counteracting it. In turn, through water-soluble CBD, you’re getting much more cannabidiol with every dose you take.   How to Make Water Soluble CBD? In order to get water soluble CBD, CBD extract must go through a process known as nanotechnology. Similarly to how cannabidiol is just making its way into the medical world, so is this new form of technology. To take a complicated process and make it easy to understand, nanotechnology breaks down the molecule of CBD using soundwaves. Through this, professionals obtain a form of cannabidiol smaller than that of anything else on the market. When CBD is this size, it no longer maintains the structure necessary to break down with water. Since water molecules are of a similar size, the CBD will naturally blend together with them.   Does Water Soluble CBD Have Different Benefits? As we’ve discussed, one of the biggest benefits of water-soluble CBD is the fact that your body will process more of the molecule than if you were to take it through traditional forms. Though we can’t make any claims as of this time, this could lead to a different outlook in medicine. We don’t exactly know how well CBD works on the body (and how well it fights against diseases already researched) when the body absorbs more of it. Furthermore, it will change the CBD industry as a whole. Not only will there be more highly potent products, but it will allow consumers to have more of an ability to properly measure out doses. To top it off, you may find more CBD-infused beverages on the market. NOTE: Unfortunately, under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it’s currently federally illegal to mix CBD with food and beverages. Though there’s always hope the laws will change, it currently only allows hemp-extract (not isolated CBD) to be mixed in food and beverages.   Best Water Soluble CBD Oil There are currently a number of companies on the market already producing and selling water-soluble CBD products. One of the most popular is Kazmira for it doesn’t use oil-based emulsifiers. Unlike its competitors, the company strictly uses water-based CBD. They currently offer three unique products: Broad Spectrum CBD Isolate THC-Free Full Spectrum CBD Oil Water Soluble CBD As of this time, if you want to try pure water-soluble CBD (or a soluble product), Kazmira is your best bet. As mentioned, there are other companies currently on the market offering water-soluble CBD. But since these other companies use oil-based emulsifiers, their products aren’t quite as pure as that of Kazmira.   Is Water Soluble CBD a Revolutionary Step for the Cannabis Industry? “I’m one of the believers that the biggest opportunity in cannabis is to displace alcohol, but to provide cannabis consumption in a way that our society is used to, which is sitting down with a bottle or a glass and drinking and socializing,” Ronon Levy, chief strategy officer at Trait Biosciences told Cannabis Business Times. Levy makes an interesting point when it comes to how we as a society view cannabis. When it comes to marijuana, most people look at recreational use as lighting up a joint or bong. When it comes to cannabidiol, the practice is so new, many people are still unsure as to what to think. Though it’s not the biggest issue currently facing cannabis, there is a stigma brought upon it by prohibition which remains ingrained in our society. Just like any stigma, it’s going to take time and effort to erase it. And, as Levy brings up, one of the best ways to do so is to make products that are easily associable. Products such as beverages infused with CBD, THC, or other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.   Reference Sources 1 Business Insider: The market for marijuana-infused beverages could explode to $600 million in the next four years 2 MDPI: Quality Traits of “Cannabidiol Oils”: Cannabinoids Content, Terpene Fingerprint and Oxidation Stability of European Commercially Available Preparations 3 HHS Public Access: Human Cannabinoid Pharmacokinetics 4 Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery: Nanotechnology: The Future of Medicine 5 FDA: FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products 6 Cannabis Business Times: Building a Team in California’s Growing Cannabis Market

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What is THC Free CBD Oil and Where Should You Buy It?

When shopping for the right CBD oil for you, you’re going to run across main companies claiming their cannabidiol (CBD) is “THC-free”. But what exactly does this mean and what’s the appeal for buyers. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a phytocannabinoid - a cannabinoid found in the cannabis Sativa plant. It’s the main psychoactive chemical compound found in marijuana that’s responsible for making people feel “high”.¹   Since CBD is also a phytocannabinoid produced by the cannabis Sativa hemp plant, some new consumers worry cannabidiol will leave them feeling stoned. However, CBD is nonpsychoactive, meaning it won’t get you “high”. By claiming a product is “THC-free,” companies are assuring their potential buyers they won’t get high from taking their product.   And this is can be very attractive to the consumer many CBD oils contain hints amount of THC. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, all CBD products must contain levels of THC less than 0.3%.² Though that number is small and will not leave you feeling stoned, many consumers feel more comfortable simply purchasing a THC free CBD oil.   Will CBD Containing THC Get You High? It’s very unlikely you’ll get high from CBD oil containing less than 0.3% THC even though both cannabinoids come from the cannabis plant. That is, as long as you take the recommended dosage.   Some people will naturally need more CBD oil than others to feel its therapeutic effects.³ Since CBD oil is easy to measure, it’s important you take a dosage based on your body weight. For reference, you can use the chart below:     If you were to take a significant amount more than your recommended dosage with CBD oil containing less than 0.3% THC, there is a chance for psychoactive effects. For example, let’s say you weigh 86 to 150 lbs. Your highest recommended dosage is 18 mg and, therefore, you shouldn’t go past that. However, you most likely won’t feel psychoactive effects unless you were to take 10 times the amount, 180 mg.   That is unless you’re a sensitive individual. CBD works just like any other medication in the sense that it affects us all differently. For some individuals, even the recommended dosage of CBD oil can lead to the side effect of mild psychoactive effects.   For this reason, it may be in your best interest to seek out a company that provides THC-free CBD oil. But where do you look?   Best THC-Free CBD Oils The biggest issue with the CBD industry is it’s not regulated like other industries. Therefore, it can be difficult for newcomers to determine which CBD oil is authentic in their claims.   It’s understandable for you to be skeptical when coming across products that claim to be “THC free.” For this reason, we’ve put together a list of 7 companies that provide high-quality, guaranteed 100% THC free CBD oil.   1.) Medterra CBD Medterra has a mission to provide everyone in need of the therapeutic effects of CBD at an affordable price. In order to follow through with that mission, they are deeply invested with their CBD from seed to product. This is one way to tell if a company is legitimate.   All of Medterra’s products don't contain any traces of THC and have an astounding 99% pure CBD. Companies that offer both potency and quality are rare in this industry and for that reason, we tip our hats to Medterra.   If you’re interested in 100% THC free CBD oil, feel free to check out their CBD Oil Tinctures page. If you’re interested in other THC CBD products, we invite you to check out Medterra’s products page.   2.) cbdMD (Broad Spectrum) cbdMD takes pride in being both another reputable THC free cannabidiol company and providing its consumers with high-quality products. And they’re not the only ones to say so.   Every batch of CBD that’s sold through cbdMD is third party lab tested. Furthermore, cbdMd makes sure all its hemp is grown with non-GMOs and all CBD is produced entirely vegan-friendly. If you’re interested, you can check out their broad-spectrum CBD oil tinctures. If you’d like THC consumption methods, feel free to check out their product’s page.     3.) Charlotte’s Web Charlotte’s Web has made headway in this industry due to its strong customer feedback and its ability to provide consistent, high-quality products. If you’re interested in less potent CBD oil products, they have a lot of great full-spectrum hemp extract options. We invite you to visit Charlotte’s Web’s products page.     4.) CBDistillery If you’re looking for variety, CBDistillery without a doubt offers some of the most versatile products on the market. From different sizes to dosage amounts to even CBD products purely for your pets, CBDistillery has made more than just a name for itself.   It’s created a business people trust and continuously come back to whether they're looking for THC free CBD isolates or full-spectrum CBD oil. If interested in it’s CBD tinctures, we invite you to visit CBDistillery’s CBD Hemp Oil page.     5.) Green Roads Green Roads began their business by helping friends and family who were truly in need of an alternative and effective medication. Nowadays, they’ve surpassed huge amounts of competition and placed themselves on the map of the CBD marketplace.   Green roads not only provides variety but a quality product at a price anyone can afford. Their THC-free CBD oil is amongst some of their most famous products. If interested, feel free to check out their CBD reviews page.     6.) Joy Organics   Joy Organics is another name of the industry tossed around a lot. And for good reason. Arguably, it has some of the best CBD products currently on the market. All their products contain zero THC and of some of the highest quality available. Furthermore, their reputation has been built on strong customer services.   If interested, we invite you to check out Joy Organic’s review page for more information.      7.) Bluebird Botanicals Bluebird Botanicals is unique as they offer a variety of cannabidiol itself. From full-spectrum hemp extracts to CBD isolate, there’s a lot of room to experiment here and figure out what’s best for you. Whether it be hemp seed oil or CBD capsules, Bluebird Botanicals is definitely a company that can help make your CBD experience worthwhile.   Though all their products aren’t THC-free, they have a page dedicated to those products for those interested. You can check it out here.   THC in CBD Oil Is Not Bad Many CBD companies go extra lengths to make sure you receive THC products. However, very few publications that THC can be good for the body. Especially, in small amounts. This is why medical marijuana has slowly become legalized throughout the United States throughout the past 2 decades.   Similar to the benefits of CBD, there have been a large number of health benefits linked to THC, such as chronic pain relief. Of course, you don’t need to go out, smoke a joint, and get stoned to receive these benefits. Instead, you can take a CBD product containing so little THC, you won’t feel any psychoactive effects. We understand why people don’t want THC in their products which is why we’ve compiled this article. Yet, it’s equally important for people new to cannabis to understand that THC isn’t an enemy.     Reference Sources ¹ NCCIH: Marijuana and Cannabinoids ² National Institute of Food and Agriculture: Industrial Hemp ³ MedlinePlus: Cannabidiol

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Seabedee Anxiety Bundle Review

When it comes to developing a high-quality product, Seabedee puts its customers first. Their goal is to offer everyone the natural therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) at an affordable price. For this review, we’re going to look into their anxiety bundle - two CBD products meant to reduce symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety is a mental disorder that affects 1 in 5 Americans and is categorized by the following symptoms:¹   Difficulty concentrating Fatigue Feelings of worry and/or fear Irritability Muscle tension Restlessness Sleep problems (such as insomnia or sleeping too much)   visit www.seabedee.com   Recent research has found that CBD along with other cannabinoids has the potential to alleviate many of these symptoms. This is due to the way cannabidiol indirectly affects our endocannabinoid system (ECS).   When we consume CBD, our ECS is leveled out. Since our ECS has an influence on our mood, including anxious feelings, it’s believed that CBD is a natural way to diminish these feelings.² Throughout this article, we’re going to look into Seabedee’s anxiety bundle - two CBD products meant to help with anxiety symptoms. We’ll also discuss what makes Seabedee such a trustworthy company in this ever-expanding industry.   SEABEDEE’s Anxiety Bundle - What You Get For the price of $81.95 USD (this is currently a discounted price), you have the option between two bundled products:   SEABEDEE's Anxiety Blend Full Spectrum Oil (500mg) and Seabedee’s Sour Neon Gummy Bears (300mg)   SEABEDEE’s Anxiety Blend Full Spectrum Oil (500mg) and Seabedee’s Peach Rings (100mg)   The purpose of these combinations is to give you the ultimate anxiety relief. As Seabedee’s official website claims, their anxiety bundle is designed to:   Alleviate anxiety caused by stress Ease minor pain/inflammation Give you energy Potentially help with depression Provide you with a daily balance Regulate your mood Tranquilize (make you calm and relaxed)   In order to produce these effects, Seabedee adds both a proprietary terpene blend and an organic MCT oil - both of which have natural anxiety relieving properties of their own - to their anxiety blend.   The ingredients for both the Sour Neon Gummy Bears and Peach Rings are as follows: Corn syrup, sugar, gelatin, lactic acid, citric acid, pectin, malic acid, fumaric acid, coconut oil, premiums CBD, natural flavors, FD&c Yellow #5, FD&c Red #40, FD&c Yellow #6, FD&c Blue #1     All the products in this bundle are:   100% THC Free Dairy-free (vegan) Fat-free Gluten-free Low Sodium MSG free Peanut free Tree nut-free Contain no artificial sweetener   Overview of SEABEDEE Since the CBD industry remains unregulated, it’s important for consumers to find companies they can trust. SEABEDEE not only qualifies as one of these businesses but also provides their customers with a rewarding experience. The following is an overview of Seabedee as a whole and what you can expect when you purchase from them: Shopping Experience SEABEDEE offers both free standard shipping within the United States and 30-day unrestricted return policy. If you’re new to the CBD market, it’s important to understand that it’s not easy to come across a company that allows this much convenience to their customers. SEABEDEE is a company that puts its customers first. And this shows in their quality customer services. To top it all off, Seabedee has made it a mission to help others facing diseases cannabidiol may be able to help. They donate 3% of all their sales to the American Cancer Society on a regular basis with the hope of helping the organization discover a cure.   Third-Party Lab Testing One way to identify a reputable CBD company from an illegitimate one is to see whether or not they have their products tested in a third-party lab. This ensures an unbiased test result of their products that ensure the customer is getting the quality CBD they desire. SEABEDEE not only has their cannabidiol tested in a third-party lab but also lets you know the lab test results in every product description. This will give you information about your CBD, such as:   The cannabidiol potency The terpene profile Whether or not there’s a presence of harmful chemicals (i.e. pesticides, heavy metals)   Products and Quality One unique aspect of Seabedee that many other CBD companies are embracing is they provide a variety of products designed for different conditions. People from across the country are all looking into CBD for different reasons, such as anxiety or inflammation. Though cannabidiol itself can offer much relief to a variety of issues, it’s most effective when mixed with other natural products that also help. For example, when it comes to anxiety, both cannabidiol and terpenes work effectively. This is why Seabedee offers a few different bundle packages on their products page. To help ensure their customers are getting the exact relief their looking for. Furthermore, unlike other CBD products on the market, Seabedee’s edibles and oils don’t leave you with a powerful medicinal taste. Due to natural flavoring, the medicinal taste is subsided for earthier flavors.   For all veterans and those in active duty, it’s important to note Seabedee offers lifetime discounts.   Will Seabedee’s Anxiety Bundle Help With Your Anxiety? Though current research remains limited, most mental health professionals agree that CBD can help people alleviate symptoms brought upon by anxiety. However, it’s just as important to note that CBD and CBD products ARE NOT the cure for anxiety. The mental health community is beginning to look into CBD products as an alternative medication for traditional anxiety medication, such as Xanax. Not only is CBD a more organic choice, but it also comes with no risk of addiction.   If you decide to try Seabedee’s anxiety bundle, keep in mind that CBD should be viewed as nothing more than a complementary therapy. It’s vital you continue (or begin to) participate in traditional treatment methods, such as psychotherapy.³ With both the traditional treatment methods and this new form of medicine, you have a much better chance at overcoming anxiety than if you were to take CBD alone.   If you’re currently taking any kind of medication, it’s important to consult your doctor before taking CBD as it may interact with your medication.     Reference Sources ¹ NIMH: Anxiety Disorders ² Springer Neurotherapeutics: Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders ³ Pharmacy and Therapeutics: Current Diagnosis and Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

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[2019] The 7 Best CBD For Dogs Products

  As cannabidiol (CBD) takes the alternative medicine community by storm, more and more people ask the question, is CBD oil good for my dog? CBD is a cannabinoid (chemical compound) found within the cannabis plant. It’s been attributed to a number of health benefits, including anti-inflammation and decreased anxiety. Unlike its fellow phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does NOT have psychoactive effects.¹   When it comes to CBD and dogs, owners trying to offer the best pet care are receiving a lot of misinformation through the internet. The purpose of this article is to help you identify how CBD will affect dogs and which products to keep an eye out for.   How Can CBD Help Your Dog? Unfortunately, as of this time, there have been no formal studies that look into the effects of CBD of canines. Still, scientists are aware that dogs have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) located in their central nervous system (CNS), just like humans. And when a dog takes CBD, it indirectly affects their ECS.² Due to this, dogs will receive similar health benefits of CBD, including (but not limited to):³   Anti-inflammatory Anti-nausea Appetite stimulation Cardiac benefits Chronic pain relief Inhibits cancer cell growth   Currently, the AKC Canine Health Foundation is attempting to research how the use of CBD may be able to treat dogs struggling with epilepsy.   Will Your Dog Experience Side Effects from CBD? Since no study has looked into CBD and dogs, there’s no conclusive evidence that CBD will create side effects in your canine. However, we do know of CBD’s side effects in humans. With that, you may run into these side effects when you give CBD to your furry friend:?   Dry Mouth - Science has discovered that CBD will reduce the amount of saliva one builds up. Within a dog, this may lead them to become thirstier.   Fatigue - CBD has been found to be a prominent anti-anxiety medication. However, these effects may also result in fatigue. Especially, if you’re giving your dog high doses of CBD.   Low Blood Pressure - When CBD is taken in high doses, it’s been found to reduce blood pressure for a short period of time. This reduction isn’t anything significant but may leave some sensitive dogs feeling light-headed.   Currently, there are no known risks when it comes to CBD and dog use. The only true risk you’ll run into is purchasing a product from an illegitimate company. Since the CBD industry isn’t currently regulated, some businesses have developed products that contain dangerous toxins.   Due to this, it’s very important you find a reputable company you can trust. In order to find a company you can truly trust, keep the following points in mind:   Make sure the company receives third-party testing. Only purchase liquid forms of CBD for your dog (i.e. CBD oil or tinctures). Don’t go for the cheapest prices. Always shop for an organic product.   Top 7 Dog-Friendly CBD Companies With a quick Google search, you’re going to run into a number of CBD dog-friendly products. However, as we discussed, it can be difficult to maneuver through this marketplace without proper Federal Drug and Food Administration (FDA) regulations.   Due to this, we’ve compiled our top 7 favorite dog-friendly CBD companies:     Lolahemp Organic Hemp Oil LolaHemp Reviews 15% Off Coupon: CBDNERDS   Lolahemp is a fairly new company, but it’s also unique as their business’s primary focus is CBD oil for pets. One unique fact about Lola Hemp is that for every four bottles they sell they donate a bottle of CBD to a rescue. Currently, they offer three different tinctures for the different sizes of dogs. However, as this company grows, we hope to see new options available, such as CBD treats and topicals. If you’d like to get to know this new company better, we invite you to check out Lolahemp’s CBD for pets collection.     cbdMD - paw cbd cbdMD reviews 20% Off Coupon: Grind   cbdMd is one of the most pet-friendly brands on the market as they offer such a variety of CBD products for animals. These include:   CBD Oil Tinctures CBD Treats CBD Peanut Butter CBD Topicals CBD Soft Chews   With such a variety, you can experiment around and see which product works best for you and your pup. Furthermore, many of these products come with different dosage sizes for you to measure just how much cannabidiol your dog receives. If you’d like to see more of their products, we invite you to visit cbdMD’s CBD for Pets page.   NuLeaf Naturals Pet CBD Oil Nuleaf Naturals reviews 20% Off Coupon: NERDS   NuLeaf Naturals offers a CBD tincture that’s 100% organic from CO2 extraction, third-party lab tested, and without any additives. Their full-spectrum CBD oil for pets has been praised by many for providing animals with natural relief. If you’d like to learn more about their product, feel free to check out their Full Spectrum Pet CBD Oil.     Charlotte’s Web Paws Charlotte's Web reviews 10% Off Coupon   Charlotte’s Web is unique as it not only offers a variety of products for dogs but each product aims to treat various health issues. For example, their new chicken-flavored hemp extract-infused chews are made precisely to treat hip and joint problems specifically in dogs.   While all of their products can be bought one-by-one, Charlotte’s Web also makes the effort of offering bundle packages at a reduced price. So, you can offer your pet either hemp oil or CBD dog treats, depending on their preference. If you’re interested in learning more, check out their page: Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract for Dogs.     Joy Organics Pet Formula Joy Organics Reviews 15% Off Coupon: CBDNERDS   The Colorado-based company, Joy Organics, offers a potent, high-quality CBD oil for dogs formulated precisely for your pet’s needs. Their product is 100% THC free, non-GMO, made from fully organic hemp, and has helped many pet owners overcome health obstacles - according to customer reviews. If you’d like to take a deeper look into their hemp product, check out Joy Organics CBD Oil Tincture for Pets.     CBDfx For Pets CBDfx Reviews 15% Coupon: CBDNERDS   CBDfx understands that, like humans, all dogs are built differently. Their product is considered one of the best CBD oil for dogs and comes in three different kinds of pet CBD oil for:   Small breeds (150mg) Medium breeds (300mg) Large breeds (600mg)   The benefit of CBDfx is they offer each of these products at a very reasonable price. If interested, we invite you to CBDfx’s CBD for Pets page.     Green Roads - King Kalm CBD For Dogs Green Roads Reviews 20% Off Coupon: NERDS20   Green Roads currently offers CBD oil products for pets known as King Kalm CBD - containing 75mg. What makes their product stand out amongst the competition is they offer a dosing dropper to make sure your dog receives the right amount of CBD. If interested, feel free to check out their King Kalm CBD page.       Reference Sources ¹ NCI: Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) - Health Professional Version ² The Canadian Veterinary Journal: Marijuana for pets? ³ Dialogues in clinical neuroscience: Cannabinoids in health and disease  Harvard Medical School: Cannabidiol (CBD) - what we know and what we don’t know

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10 Best CBD Vape Oils, Pens and Juices

Vaping cannabidiol (CBD) is a popular option for cannabis/cigarette smokers and those seeking out new consumption methods. However, there are so many CBD vape products on the market, it can be difficult to tell which one is right for you. It can also be difficult as these both the CBD and vape industry are still in their early stages. It can’t be forgotten that nearly a decade ago, both barely existed. With that, laws and regulations still aren’t finalized. Therefore, it’s up to you to decide which products are right for you. Throughout this article, we’re going to explore all the ins and outs of CBD vaping to give you a comprehensive understanding of what to keep an eye out for. From there, we list 10 of our top favorites for the best CBD vape products.   How Does CBD Vaping Work Compared to Other Consumption Methods? If you’ve ever used an e-cigarette or Juul, you’re probably aware of how vaporization works. By taking a substance, turning it into a water-soluble, and applying heat to that soluble, you get a vapor which can be inhaled. Vaping works almost identically to tobacco water solubles. There are only two major differences:  Instead of receiving nicotine, you’ll receive the cannabinoid CBD which comes from the cannabis plant (or hemp plant) instead of the tobacco plant. CBD oil is hydrophobic which means it doesn’t like water.¹ Most CBD vape products are formulated to be water-compatible. In turn, they appear water-soluble. Vaping CBD works a bit differently in comparison to other consumption methods. Since you’re inhaling it into your lungs (rather than ingesting it or rubbing it on your skin), the cannabinoid will enter your bloodstream faster. In effect, this also makes the CBD 50% to 60% stronger as it doesn’t need to go through other areas of your body (such as your gut or liver).   Are All CBD Vape Oils the Same? As discussed, one of the biggest issues with CBD vaporizer is it’s hydrophobic and not a compatible molecule for e-liquid bases. This leaves those formulating CBD vape products in a sticky situation. In many regards, they’re fighting against chemistry in order to make these products available. Due to this, not all CBD vape oils are made in the same fashion. With that, it’s vital you look into a CBD vape product you plan to purchase - including the ingredients and how it was made in the laboratory. Unfortunately, and as we’ll discuss a bit later, since the vape and CBD industry are fairly unregulated, hazardous products are prone to placement on store shelves.   Will CBD Vape Oil Work in Your Vaporizer? If you’ve been vaping for some time, you’ve probably heard the terms propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG).² To put it simply: Propylene glycol (PG) is a petroleum by-product that provides users with a “throat-hit” which is claimed to feel similar to smoking a cigarette. Vegetable glycerin (VG) is a natural chemical derived from vegetable oils (making it vegan-friendly). It offers a “thick” and smoother sensation on the throat and lungs. All CBD e-liquids are infused with vegetable glycerin (VG). However, since CBD tends to be oily, this comes with a few notable downsides. For one, the oily CBD layer can potentially separate from the vegetable glycerin and cause damage to your vaporizer tank - especially if your tank relies on a cotton wick that soaks up the liquid. Over time, the oily CBD layer will naturally dry up and harden wherever it’s left. So, if it’s been drying in your vape pen, it may make the tank unusable. Luckily, there are two ways to avoid this problem: Purchasing a tank with a ceramic heating element. Purchasing a liquid that’s completely homogenized. Furthermore, there are disposable vape products available that will completely eliminate this problem. The only downside to these is they’re not recyclable, cannot be refilled, and won’t work with all kinds of vape batteries.   What to Look Out For When it comes to CBD vape oil, the clearer the juice, the better it is. The cloudier the vape juice, the dirtier (and potentially filled with hazardous material) it is. Luckily, this is something anyone can spot. As soon as you pour your CBD e-liquid into a vape pen, you’ll be able to understand just how clean the product is. However, in such an unregulated industry, it’s important to keep an eye out for a couple of other potential hazards. You can do so by:   1.) Checking the Product Label Claims Don’t be fooled! A quick look at a products label claims DOES NOT guarantee the company is trustworthy. There are, unfortunately, many out there fooling consumers into thinking their CBD e-liquid is quality.³ Still, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look at the product’s label claims. In fact, we encourage you too. And, in order to confirm the company’s claims are legitimate, either ask for or seek out testing from a third party lab.    2.) Looking Into the Source of the CBD Another big issue amongst all CBD products is the source of the hemp the cannabidiol comes from. A reputable company will have this information easily available on their website. An illegitimate company may try to avoid providing their customers with this information.? You want to know the source of your CBD extract as other products of industrial hemp have had: Heavy metals Microbiological contamination Pesticides Residual solvents   None of the above are safe for consumption and may offset the benefits of CBD. NOTE: If you are currently taking any kind of medication, it’s important to consult your doctor before vaping CBD as cannabidiol may negatively interact with your medication.   11 Best CBD Vape Products Still, the above information shouldn’t undermine the fact that many CBD companies out there are putting their customers first and setting the foundation for this industry. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite pure CBD vape products - everything from CBD oils to pens to juices - to give you an idea of what CBD vape products are best for balancing out your endocannabinoid system. These companies have not only shown their ability to provide their users with safe, accessible, and quality products but have also allowed vaper customers to receive the many health benefits CBD is claimed to have.   1.) cbdFX We start our list with CBDfx as it’s a company that offers a great variety to anyone just starting their CBD vaping career. This includes over a dozen different CBD vape juice flavorings along with disposable and permanent pens. CBDfx even goes as far as to offer a  variety of different CBD vape bundles which include disposable pens, CBD vape juice, CBD tinctures, and edibles. With such a variety of combinations, you’re offered a versatile selection of CBD products at an affordable price. If you’d like to learn more about cbdFX’s vaping selection, we invite you to check out their CBD Vape Juices page or their CBD Vape Pens & CBD Vape Kits page.   2.) cbdMD cbdMD is a staple in the CBD industry and has a reputation of providing high-quality CBD products. They currently offer vape juices in the following strengths: 300mg 750mg 1,500mg In the following three flavors: Vanilla Mint Orange One aspect of cbdMD that differs from other companies is that they offer a clear picture of their label on the products page itself. We offer you to take a look by checking out their CBD Vape Oil page.   3.) CBDistillery CBD Vape (Best Vape Pen) CBDistillery is another big name floating around the industry. Currently, they offer a variety in both disposable vape pens and CBD vape cartridges, all at an affordable price. If you really want to get the most for your buck, you can check out their vape cartridge and vape pen bundles. Due to all this, we can’t help but go as far as to say that CBDistillery has the best CBD vape pens on the market. To take a deeper look at CBDistillery’s vape products, we invite you to check out their CBD Vapes page.   4.) Select CBD Disposable Pen If you’re looking for a quality disposable CBD vape pen, look no further than Select CBD’s variety. All their pens contain 250mg of cannabidiol and are designed to help you with different issues. For example, there are some pens that will help you gain better focus throughout the day while others will help you relax. Select CBD’s disposable vape pens are currently as follows: Focus - Peppermint Focus - Spearmint Relax - Cinnamon Relax - Lavender Revive - Grapefruit Revive - Lemon If interested, we invite you to take a look at Select CBD’s Vape Pens page.   5.) Savage CBD When it comes to the best CBD vape juices, Savage CBD definitely stands out amongst its competition. At 1,000mg each, the current six CBD e-liquid products are designed to offer you something unique. These products include: Driven Hustle Passion Serene Tranquil Vape Shot If you’re seeking out a CBD e-juice that packs a punch, we invite you to check out Savage CBD’s Vape Juice page.   6.) Hemp Bombs Are you the kind of person who likes a variety on their taste buds? Do you prefer to have multiple e-liquid juices at your disposal at any given time? If so, Hemp Bombs has the most options for you. Not only can you choose from their variety of CBD e-liquid flavors, but you also have the ability to choose one of their Mix & Match selections. These offer multiple CBD vape juices in one bundle at a reduced cost. And the best part is, it’s entirely your decision what flavors to get. Another notable difference between Hemp Bombs and other companies is that they offer some of the strongest CBD e-liquid juice on the market at 4,000mg! If you’re interested in learning more about Hemp Bombs and their products, we invite you to check out their CBD Vape Products page.   7.) Hemplucid Hemplucid offers a whole-plant hemp extract that some CBD vapors have become fond of. The big difference here, compared to other products, is a full-spectrum CBD product that offers a variety of cannabinoids to the consumer. Therefore, you’ll receive therapeutic benefits you won’t find in CBD isolate products. If interested in Hemplucid’s Tincture Vape/Drip, you can learn more about the product here.   8.) Pure Hemp Botanicals Pure Hemp Botanicals offers the following in a variety: Vape Cartridges & Kits Vape Juice Vape Drops If you’re just starting offer your CBD vaping career, Pure Hemp Botanicals is definitely a company you’ll want to set your sights on. Their variety of products makes it easy for newcomers to get started with CBD vaping and also offers a lot of options to give you the best personal bundle. If you’re interested in learning more about Pure Hemp Botanicals products, we invite you to check out their Vape page.   9.) Blue Moon Hemp Blue Moon Hemp is unique in their vape varieties. For one, out of every company on this list, they’re the only ones that offer Juul pods of CBD. Secondly, they have such a variety of bundles that you can experiment with their products for a long time to come. However, what really makes Blue Moon Hemp stand out is that they have a great variety of CBD vape juice options in a selection of different strengths. We invite you to check out Blue Moon Hemp’s CBD & Hemp Vape E-Liquids page to learn more. If you’re specifically interested in their CBD Juul pods, you’ll find these at their shopping page. All Juul pods are free of tobacco and nicotine and are 100% THC free.   10.) 4 Corners Cannabis 4 Corners Cannabis currently offers a Glycerin Tincture that can be used in a vape pen. If you’ve been experimenting around and vaping CBD for some time and want to try a new product that’s gone under the radar, you may want to check this one out. Their sweet citrus flavor packs a powerful taste in the user and allows for almost instant relaxation. If you’re interested in 4 Corners Cannabis’ glycerin tincture, you can find it here.   Reference Sources 1 PubChem: Cannabidiol 2 FDA: Points to Consider: E-Liquid Ingredient Listing Spreadsheet 3 FDA: FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products: Questions and Answers 4 FDA: Warning Letters and Test Results for Cannabidiol-Related Products

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Best CBD Honey Sticks

Before CBD became a mainstream source of natural medicine, many people look at honey as one of the greatest gifts mother earth had offered us. The health benefits range from healing wounds to easing burns to even giving us energy.¹    This antibacterial and antiseptic material has been known for centuries as an all-natural remedy for a number of different pains and illnesses. Recently, people had gotten the idea to mix organic honey with CBD to provide you with the benefits of both substances. Throughout this article, we’re going to look into the new trend of CBD honey sticks and give you our picks for the best on the market.   What Are CBD Honey Sticks? Instead of calling it a honey stick, some people prefer to use the term “honey straw.” CBD honey sticks work identically to straws in the sense that all the substance is produced in a tube and requires you to suck it out.   The convenience of these honey sticks is their small and easy-to-use. Allowing for on-the-go CBD relief which may be more difficult (and less discrete) than CBD oil or CBD vape.   Furthermore, as already mentioned, the CBD honey stick offers consumers both properties of cannabidiol and honey. In effect, this not only offers a large range of health benefits but provides that sweet taste honey is known for. Many people use CBD honey sticks for the following: Alleviating anxiety Anti-inflammatory Heal wounds and burns Increased focus Pain relief (sometimes, chronic pain) Re-establishing sleep patterns   It’s important to note that some consumers have reported to problems they have with CBD honey sticks:   Dry Mouth - Honey has a consistency that may leave people with a dry mouth or with heightened thirst. Less Effective - Some people have noted that CBD honey sticks don’t deliver as much CBD as other consumption methods (i.e. edibles, CBD tinctures). You can always solve this problem by consuming another honey stick, but this isn’t the most cost-effective solution.   It should also be noted that if you are currently on any medication (whether for a serious medical condition or not), it’s important to receive your doctor’s advice before taking a CBD honey stick as cannabinoids may interact with your medication.   Dosing with a CBD Honey Stick Since CBD honey sticks are such a unique way of cannabidiol consumption, many aren’t 100% sure how to properly dose themselves. It’s important to remember that CBD affects us all differently as we are all built differently. The basic rule of thumb is the more you weigh, the more CBD you’ll need in order to feel its effects. And vice versa.²   However, there are other factors to consider, such as your reasoning for taking it. Someone who’s trying to get a better night’s sleep may need more CBD than someone trying to relieve anxiety. A large part depends on you and your motive behind taking CBD.   In order to find the right dose for you, we suggest you start small and work your way up. This goes for all CBD products, anything from CBD gummies to hemp oil. To get a sense of where you should start, many experts say you should take 1 to 6 milligrams of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight.³   Let's take a look at some of the best CBD Honey Sticks to buy online.   1.) Just CBD Honey Sticks Just CBD provides a CBD edible that will blend in with everything else in your pantry. Their CBD honey sticks come in a pack of one hundred 10mg of cannabidiol that is small, compact, and easy to carry around. According to their website, these honey sticks are meant to provide relaxation while relieving pain and providing the consumer with a delicious taste for their sweet tooth.   The price of $250 may throw some consumers off. Since 10mg is a rather small amount of CBD, some may be skeptical as to whether or not a honey stick will help them. The good news is Just CBD also offers a 10 pack for just $25. So, you can experiment with these CBD honey sticks before making a big purchase. If you’d like to learn more about the $250 100 pack CBD honey sticks, you can find more information here. If you’d like to experiment first with these honey sticks, you can find the $25 10 pack.   2.) CBD American Shaman Honey Stix   American Shaman offers a 100 pack CBD honey stick collection with for a bit more affordability - $219.00.The company works alongside Cooper’s honey to harvest raw honey while growing organic, terpene-rich hemp. These CBD honey sticks have been reported by customers as delicious and, if you happen to not like them, American Shaman always offers a 30-day return policy.   If you’re interested in American Shaman’s honey sticks, you can find out more about them here. However, if you’re simply interested in purchasing a jar of honey infused with CBD, American Shaman also has you covered. For $29.95, you can get 120mg of full-spectrum CBD in a 2-ounce bottle.   3.) Diamond CBD Honey Sticks Diamond CBD without a doubt offers the most variety of CBD infused honey products. These include CBD infused honey pots and CBD infused honey sticks with an assortment of flavors from apple to orange to banana to sour blue raspberry.   Diamond CBD stands out as the most creative with their CBD honey stick flavors, yet, they also offer them at a reasonable price. You can purchase their 100 pack of 1000mg CBD infused honey sticks for $300 (on sale for $150 at the time of this writing). However, if you want even more of a deal, you can purchase one of their bundles, such as the CBD Honey Family Bundle which comes with CBD honey sticks, a CBD honey pot, and a CBD honey tincture - all for $179.97 (on sale for $98.98 at the time of this writing).   Diamond CBD is quite impressive when it comes to their CBD infused honey products and is leading the way for the rest of the market. If you’d like to learn more about these products, you can find more on their CBD Honey products page.   4.) Reef CBD Reef CBD offers two 5-pack CBD honey sticks (at 50 mg) that are made out of raw honey and pure hemp extract. They consider their product a “pixie-stix-type treat for adults” and with good reason. These CBD honey sticks not only contain trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%) but are known for their delicious taste and may be able to help with a number of health benefits, including:   Blood sugar regulation Skin nourishment Weight loss Wound recovery   If you’d like to learn more about these natural honey products, we invite you to check out their reviews.     Reference Sources ¹ Pharmacognosy Research: Honey and Health: A Review of Recent Clinical Research ² Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research: An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol ³ CBD Origin: What’s the Best CBD Dosage?

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How To Grow Hemp - Beginners Guide

While hemp has been around for quite a lot of time now, growing hemp is the newest trend in the cannabis industry. Hemp refers to the cannabis plants that people grow solely for industrial purposes. Hemp produces fiber, paper, textiles, and even animal feed. Today, people are also growing hemp for recreational and medical reasons. So, if you want to start your hemp farm, here is all you need to know about how to grow hemp:     1.       Planting the hemp seeds: The hemp seeds need consistent and moderate weather to grow. So, the ideal weather to plant will be late spring when the temperature ranges from 16 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius. Moreover, you can check the temperature of the soil to make sure it is well above 10 degrees Celsius.   Once the temperature is right, the next step would be to check if the soil is healthy. To ascertain that, you can conduct a pH test with the paper test strips. If the pH level varies from 6 to 7.5 on the paper, the soil is healthy. Another important point that you must consider here is that hemp grows better in soils that have proper drainage. To test the soil, dig a hole and fill it up with water. And in case the water takes more than 1 hour to drain, start looking for another location.   Now you can start putting the seeds into the soil. Bury them deep to ensure the birds and pests cannot get to them. If you plan on harvesting the seeds, you might want to spread the seeds. It will help the plants to grow shorter due to branching out. But, if you are growing it for the fibers, sowing them apart will do the trick. If it seems to be too tiresome, you can always take help from a seed trill or a lawnmower. Here’s a cheap marijuana grow room setup how-to article to help you out in your quest for the best cannabis yield. Image Source   2.       Taking good care of the crops: Once you have sown the seeds, the next major task for you is to care for the plants. Put your finger into the soil till your knuckle and check the moisture level. If it feels dry, you can water the farm till the point that the water reaches at least 2 inches deep. During the initial 2 weeks of sowing, hemp needs water consistently to grow. Post that, they are resistant to drought and can go a few days without water.   Fertilizers are as important for hemp plants as it is for any other. But in the case of hemp, you must go for nitrogen-rich fertilizers. Once the seeds have germinated, you can out fertilizers only once, that too between the rows of plants and not on them directly. Do not forget to water the plants right after.   With hemp plants, the chances of weed growing into your farm are very less. To be sure, you can use herbicide on the hemp after germination. It will protect the hemp plants while they are still growing.     3.       Harvesting the fibers: Once the harvest is ready, get your sickle out and start collecting the stalks. Try to cut the stalks as close to the ground as possible to get the maximum fibers. If you have a large farm and larger crop, get a sickle bar attachment for your tractor to help you with the task. After you have all the stalks, pile them on top of each other and leave them in the open for at least 5 weeks. It will give them to rot, and the microbes will make sure that the stems separate from each other.   Once this process is over, your next step is to dry the stalks in a cool and dry area.  They need to be completely dry before harvesting, so make sure that the level of moisture in the stems is below 15%. If they are dry, you can get a decorticator to separate the fiber from the hemp stalks.   Image Source   4.       Collecting hemp seeds: If you aim to get the nutritious hemp seeds, check the seed pods which are present near the flowers. Once they are hard, most of the leaves of the plant will fall, and you can cut the seed pod off the stalk. After collecting all the pods, in a well-ventilated area, lay down a tarp and spread all the seeds on it. To get to the seeds, break the pods with a bat and gather them. Separate all the leaves and stems from the seeds, by either winnowing or renting an industrial winnower if you have a large crop. Lastly, put the seeds in an air-tight container and store them in a cool place.   Growing hemp is no easy feat, but by following the right steps you can get a good yield. Spring season is always a good time to sow so that hemp plants can flourish well during the summer. Before you begin farming, cross-check the laws for your state and country to see if it is even legal to grow hemp. Well, if you feel farming is too much of a hassle for you, you can try vaping, which is another ‘it’ trend of the cannabis industry.       

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