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Amazon states that they do not allow the sale of CBD products on their platform, yet an independent analysis has shown this is not the case. With the ubiquity of the on-demand fulfillment giant at the pinnacle of the morally questionable online shopping pyramid, it’s no wonder shady distributors are filling it with bad products. ... Read more

Woody
May 29, 2024

Earlier this year, legislation SB 2487 was introduced to the state of Hawaii. If this legislation were to pass, it would reduce the penalties for marijuana possession within the state. Currently, Hawaii has relatively harsh laws concerning marijuana. The possession of more than three grams of cannabis is defined by the state’s law as a ... Read more

Woody
May 27, 2024

Earlier this month, it was announced that the DEA will be rescheduling marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule III controlled substance. This means that the DEA is finally officially recognizing that marijuana may be used for some medicinal purposes. While this is great news for recreational and medical marijuana users alike, not everyone ... Read more

Woody
May 22, 2024

In a monumental move for American drug policy, the Justice Department has proposed a new rule that would reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug. This proposal still has to be reviewed by the White House Office of Management and Budget, but its effects would surely be felt across the country. Not only does this ... Read more

Woody
May 20, 2024

Earlier this month, Illinois hemp entrepreneurs came out in favor of a state legislative proposal which would regulate the hemp industry within the state. While many business owners can’t imagine asking for more regulation and taxation, this might actually be the best way to keep the state’s hemp industry afloat.  The proposed legislation would implement ... Read more

Woody
May 17, 2024

Delta-8 has shot to popularity in recent years and it’s gained a reputation as somewhat of an alternative to delta-9 THC, the psychoactive  cannabinoid which produces the “high’ of marijuana. But as countless delta-8 gummies, vapes, and even smokable hemp strains have entered the market, many hemp fans are still left wondering, “What exactly is ... Read more

Woody
April 19, 2024

Parkinson’s disease affects nearly 1 million Americans, making it a high visibility affliction. Many people are familiar with the symptoms: tremors, stiffness, and slow movement. Celebrities like Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox have gained a lot of public awareness as their struggles have been broadcast internationally. However, many people still struggle daily with symptoms ... Read more

Woody
April 17, 2024

At the time of this article, delta-8 THC created through chemistry from Hemp CBD, is enjoying a renaissance in popularity and availability. It’s milder psychoactive effects and legal availability make it both easy to get and relatively low risk to enjoy.  However, the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp production at the federal level, is ... Read more

Woody
April 12, 2024

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin’s Crop Innovation Center have produced a genetically modified version of the hemp plant and the United States Department of Agriculture has concluded that it may be safely grown and bred in the United States. Interestingly enough, this new hemp strain, named “Badger G,” does not contain CBD or THC. ... Read more

Woody
April 8, 2024

Preliminary approval has been granted by a Nebraska legislative committee for a bill that would tax CBD and hemp products at 100% in the state. This tax hike is a part of new legislation that has been designed to help offset property tax bills. Along with other reforms, such as the removal of sales tax ... Read more

Woody
April 3, 2024

Since the Farm Bill was passed in 2018, hemp products have shot to popularity across the United States. While this bill legalized hemp products on the federal level, many states have taken it upon themselves to implement restrictions and regulations. Because the FDA basically refuses to regulate the hemp industry, there is a general lack ... Read more

Woody
March 27, 2024

Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two of the most well-known cannabinoids. Although they can be found in the same plant, these two compounds produce very different effects. Whether you are seeking medical benefits or recreational use, it is crucial to understand the difference between CBD and THC. This will ensure that you choose the ... Read more

Woody
March 13, 2024

A new bill being drafted could place limitations and age restrictions on delta-8 products in Ohio. State senator Steve Huffman says that his goal is to keep delta-8 out of the hands of kids while keeping CBD shops in business. Through this bill, Huffman is hoping to establish a new age restriction on delta-8, only ... Read more

Woody
March 8, 2024

According to data recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), public use of delta-8 products is greater in states where cannabis is criminalized. 12% of those who responded to the study admitted to consuming delta-8 products over the past year. Those who live in states without access to either medical or ... Read more

Woody
March 6, 2024

One of the main reasons people look to cannabinoids is for their relaxation properties. CBD in particular is associated with a gentle mellowing effect. For people struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) this may sound like the opposite of what they need for managing their symptoms. Counterintuitively, there is nascent research indicating that CFS symptoms ... Read more

Woody
March 4, 2024

In just the past four years, CBD use has increased 50% in the United States. According to a recent survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 1 out of 5 participants said they used CBD in the past year. The survey, which was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, ... Read more

Woody
March 1, 2024

Social anxiety is a common affliction, especially among those who could be described as shy. Not all shy people have social anxiety, and not all people with social anxiety are shy, but there is a pretty sizeable overlap. In fact, the NIH posits that roughly 12 percent of adults in the United States have some ... Read more

Woody
February 28, 2024

CBD oil is such a new and hot-button item that its hard to avoid hyperbole, hope, or outright wishful thinking when it comes to its potential effects and uses. While the pandemic fueled claims of “immune-boosting” properties, or even antioxidant-like protections, frankly, at this point, we just don’t know.  This is a new and rising ... Read more

Woody
February 26, 2024

One of the biggest reasons people purchase CBD products is because of cannabidiol’s reputation as an effective pain reliever. In fact, some manufacturers are now offering CBD topicals for customers who are looking for some targeted relief on specific areas. While many people attest to the pain relieving properties of CBD, others remain skeptical. But ... Read more

Woody
February 21, 2024

Since the height of the pandemic in 2020, the Bee Hippy Hemp Dispensary in Garland, Texas has provided customers with hemp-derived gummies and oils. Such products are legal under both federal and Texas law, since they are produced from hemp plants, which are different from marijuana. However, last June, local police raided the dispensary and ... Read more

Woody
February 19, 2024

Chances are, you’re probably familiar with most of CBD’s well-known benefits, such as pain and anxiety relief. But many now believe that CBD carries yet another benefit- improving intimacy. With the relaxing effects that CBD is known to produce, it’s not hard to imagine how this cannabinoid could lead to a more pleasurable intimate experience. ... Read more

Woody
February 14, 2024

Since January 1, 2024, Californians who use cannabis after work hours have had more employment protections than in previous years. Until this year, California employers could legally discriminate against employees who tested positive for non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites in their urine, hair or bodily fluids. This is still the case in the majority of the rest ... Read more

Woody
February 12, 2024

Even “THC tolerant” states take a strict stance toward drugged driving. Indeed, as cannabis becomes more accessible, many police troops have stepped up their game in enforcing marijuana DUI laws. There’s no question that weed while behind the wheel carries significant consequences.  But what do these harsh cannabis DUI laws mean for delta-8 THC? Most ... Read more

Woody
January 15, 2024

Aromatherapy may seem like a recent wellness trend, but it has a long history in traditional medicine. No matter what ancient culture you’re studying, chances are most folk healers used the scents of herbs or spices to elicit specific effects. There are now plenty of scientific reports that confirm aromas can have a profound effect ... Read more

Woody
January 12, 2024

As the legal hemp market expands, more manufacturers are developing ways to extract the max cannabinoids and terpenes from this fascinating plant. CBD-rich concentrates like shatter, diamonds, and budder have become top sellers in many dispensaries. However, only live resin has earned high praise as the “champagne” of hemp concentrates.  Unlike many other hemp concentrates, ... Read more

Woody
December 1, 2023

Smoking hemp flowers hasn’t overtaken the CBD oil or edibles markets, but it has seen tremendous growth in the past few years. Recent estimates suggest the CBD smokable market is already around $80 million, and it could grow to the billions as more people try these products. Surveys also suggest more cigarette smokers are turning ... Read more

Woody
November 10, 2023

Along with the “munchies” and red eyes, “cottonmouth” is a common side effect associated with cannabis use. Many people who use medical or recreational marijuana report feeling a dry mouth sensation. While most scientists believe this reaction is related chiefly to the psychoactive cannabinoid delta-9 THC, hemp fans are curious whether CBD could affect saliva ... Read more

Woody
October 30, 2023

When the CBD market began, most vape shops only carried CBD e-juices, carts, or pens. While these items are still highly desirable in the vaping community, customers have many other ways to inhale hemp-derived CBD. Interestingly, some customers have moved away from vaporizers in favor of smokable CBD products like pre-rolled hemp joints.  While CBD ... Read more

Woody
October 23, 2023

A few years ago, Disney landed in the US hemp industry’s “hot seat.” When the 69-year-old Hester Burkhalter visited Disney’s Magic Kingdom in 2019, security guards discovered CBD oil in her purse. Although Burkhalter explained she had a doctor’s recommendation for this supplement, authorities arrested Burkhalter and put her in a prison cell for 12 ... Read more

Woody
October 11, 2023

Although many people don’t consider cannabis to be as psychoactive as substances like peyote or LSD, all of these items are lumped into the same Schedule I drug category. Also, it’s undeniable that THC-rich cannabis strains can alter a person’s sense of time and space. While some debate whether weed is genuinely a “hallucinogen,” everyone ... Read more

Woody
September 29, 2023

People immersed in cannabis culture should know what “moon rocks” are. Plus, now that it’s common for hemp vendors to sell this highly-concentrated product, CBD fans are learning about it. While CBD hemp moon rocks look and taste similar to marijuana moon rocks, the two products have wildly different effects.  Just because CBD moon rocks ... Read more

Woody
September 6, 2023

The idea of smoking hemp flowers isn’t going to appeal to every CBD consumer. Often, when customers first hear about grinding and lighting hemp nugs, they have one of two reactions: “yuck” or “yes!” The primary reason people either feel repulsed or intrigued by smokable CBD hemp has to do with its flavor.  People who’ve ... Read more

Woody
August 18, 2023

People just getting involved with vaping CBD hemp are often overwhelmed by all the devices on today’s market. From big & bulky desktop units to palm-size portable vaporizers, there are a lot of dry herb-compatible devices to choose from.  While you could categorize dry herb vaporizers in many ways, it’s easiest to divide these units ... Read more

Woody
July 5, 2023

A new bill under consideration in Missouri is sparking significant debate within the cannabis community. State Representative Kurtis Gregory (R) has proposed a bill that would categorize delta-8 THC, a cannabinoid derived from hemp, in the same category as marijuana.  This proposed legislation, House Bill 1328, could dramatically alter the landscape for delta-8 products in ... Read more

Woody
April 25, 2023

Despite a few contenders in recent years, a reliable alternative to delta-9 THC which allows the user to still pass a drug test after ingestion has not been established. Synthetic cannabinoids like K2 have been proven to bring along some unsavory side effects while delta-8 THC is likely to show up on a drug test. ... Read more

Woody
April 24, 2023

Many pro-cannabis advocates argue that weed isn’t an “addictive” substance. Since cannabinoids like delta-8 THC interact with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS), some people believe this drug can’t provoke any withdrawal effects. While it’s debatable whether cannabis is as addictive as substances like alcohol or opioids, there’s little doubt people could experience “weed withdrawal” ... Read more

Woody
April 21, 2023

Despite Canada’s friendly stance towards recreational cannabis, it hasn’t been as welcoming of hemp CBD. Interestingly, CBD extracts remain a tightly controlled product in the Canadian provinces. The federal Health Canada organization only allowed a narrow range of CBD tinctures to be sold in officially licensed cannabis dispensaries.  However, these harsh policies may soon change ... Read more

Woody
April 19, 2023

There’s still a ton of speculation surrounding delta-8 THC’s effects. Although there are a few preliminary trials and surveys examining delta-8’s effects, most of what we “know” about delta-8 THC comes from anecdotal reports. For instance, some people who use delta-8 products report weird side effects like involuntary shaking.  Interestingly, these uncontrollable tremors are related ... Read more

Woody
April 17, 2023

Smoking CBD hemp is still a novelty in North America, but it’s gaining attention from customers looking for ways to enjoy the flavors of cannabis without psychedelic side effects. Since CBD-rich hemp has ≤ 0.3 percent delta-9 THC, it can supply smokers with a similar aromatic experience minus the risk for paranoia.  Although there are ... Read more

Woody
April 14, 2023

CBD edibles are one of the most exciting categories in the hemp industry. Every week, it seems like a hemp brand is putting out a wild new CBD-infused treat to enjoy. However, just because you could find CBD in many foods doesn’t mean it pairs well with every product. Indeed, a few reports suggest CBD ... Read more

Woody
April 12, 2023

CBL doesn’t get as much love as CBD or delta-8 THC. Heck, even compared with other secondary hemp cannabinoids like CBG, it’s far more difficult to find any data on CBL. At this point, the only people who may know about CBL are already deeply immersed in the hemp or legal cannabis industry.  While CBL ... Read more

Woody
April 10, 2023

CBD lotions and balms have become incredibly popular in the skincare and beauty industries. While most of these CBD-infused topicals encourage users to let CBD seep into their skin, a few promise to literally “wipe away” scars and sags.  Yes, CBD-infused soaps are for real, and many proponents believe they can significantly improve your skin’s ... Read more

Woody
April 7, 2023

CBD has the most clout in the hemp industry, but searches for “CBD alternatives” have increased. More customers in the hemp community are ready to try a variety of cannabinoids. Although delta-8 products are popular with those who want a psychedelic experience, there are also non-psychoactive hemp cannabinoids that are gaining ground on social media. ... Read more

Woody
April 5, 2023

It’s no secret that cannabis has always been around “underground” on college campuses. Watch any film that chronicles college life from the 1960s onward, and you’ll find plenty of references to pot. However, just because cannabis circulated on many American campuses, that never meant it was legal in dorms. Quite the contrary. For most of ... Read more

Woody
April 3, 2023

Delta-8 is in a weird legal situation. Even though a US federal court said hemp-derived delta-8 is legal in America, some states don’t recognize a difference between delta-9 and delta-8 products. There are also no laws on how old customers should be to order delta-8 THC.  Due to the lack of scientific evidence on delta-8’s ... Read more

Woody
March 31, 2023

Considering hemp has been a staple agricultural crop for centuries, it may seem odd that any country would ban this plant. However, due to the 20th-century’s cannabis restrictions, there are a lot of misconceptions about hemp’s relation to marijuana. Many countries still don’t treat CBD hemp any differently from THC-containing weed.  Even though hemp acceptance ... Read more

Woody
March 29, 2023

Cannabinoids give cannabis its unique effects, but they aren’t responsible for this plant’s unique scent. The aromas you pick up when you smell a batch of hemp flowers are related to compounds called “terpenes.” Although terpenes aren’t unique to the cannabis plant, they play a central role in giving each strain its flavor profile. Plus, ... Read more

Woody
March 27, 2023

Unlike psychoactive cannabinoids like delta-8 THC, CBD has a reputation for being relatively safe for most healthy adults. Since CBD is non-psychoactive, it doesn’t tend to provoke harsh side effects like paranoia or intense lethargy. Many people also report using CBD oil daily without noticing significant adverse reactions.  However, there are still questions about whether ... Read more

Woody
March 24, 2023

It seems like every health guru and wellness magazine is promoting a new “revolutionary” diet for people to try. Whether it’s keto, vegan, or carnivore, there are many schools of thought on which diet is the “best” for overall health. There’s also a lot of chatter in the CBD community over which diet works best ... Read more

Woody
March 22, 2023

Shyness isn’t a sickness, but many people with this personality trait risk developing anxiety. There’s also evidence that as many as 20 percent of people have a genetic predisposition towards shyness. The NIH estimates about 12 percent of US adults have some degree of a social anxiety disorder (SAD). Again, it’s important to note that ... Read more

Woody
March 20, 2023

CBD has always been a part of the cannabis plant, but no growers thought to highlight this cannabinoid in their strains. Throughout most of the 20th century, cultivators were only concerned with bumping the concentration of the psychoactive delta-9 THC. More recently, customers have begun clamoring for high-CBD hemp flowers and pre-rolls.  Cannatonic was the ... Read more

Woody
March 17, 2023

Nowadays, every dog owner wants to pamper their pet with CBD oil. Preliminary trials suggest pet-friendly CBD supplements may reduce inflammation, which should help dogs live active and happy lives. Some pet owners also rave about CBD’s ability to soothe their dog’s anxiousness due to separation anxiety or loud noises. Since CBD has become so ... Read more

Woody
March 15, 2023

There’s no shortage of options in the legal CBD market. Not only are there dozens of hemp brands to choose from, customers could opt for various product types like skin-safe topicals, oils, and edibles. However, no matter which CBD product you’re looking at, chances are it falls into one of three categories: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or ... Read more

Woody
March 13, 2023

There is a vast range of CBD oils on the market, and each type brings along its own benefits. For example, since full-spectrum CBD products contain all of the major cannabinoids (including delta-9 THC), they are known to produce the “entourage effect.” Many people consume full-spectrum CBD oil because they desire these benefits that come ... Read more

Woody
December 31, 2022

While CBD oil tinctures seem to be the most popular way to ingest cannabidiol, CBD hemp strains have also seen a rise in popularity as of late. Because of their resemblance to “traditional” marijuana strains and the fact that they are consumed through smoking, CBD hemp strains are a great alternative to cannabis. In fact, ... Read more

Woody
December 30, 2022

There’s no shortage of CBD oils on the market for consumers to choose from. Knowing the differences between each spectrum of CBD products is helpful in narrowing down your scope, because each one brings its own benefits. While many people enjoy the “entourage effect” that comes along with full-spectrum CBD oils, others may not wish ... Read more

Woody
December 29, 2022

There is an abundance of CBD oils on the market, and the wide variety of products available can make it exceptionally difficult to determine which type of product will help you the most. Many CBD consumers enjoy full-spectrum CBD products because they desire the “entourage effect” that is brought on when all five major cannabinoids ... Read more

Woody
December 21, 2022

While CBD oil may be infused in food and drink recipes or taken directly as a  tincture, many CBD consumers choose CBD capsules because they are extremely quick and easy to use. CBD capsules also make it simple to consume a specific desired dose. Because of this, there are a lot of new CBD capsules ... Read more

Woody
December 20, 2022

Delta-8 THC has skyrocketed in popularity this past year. Since it is one of the newest natural compounds found to be produced from the hemp plant, it seems that new delta-8 products are popping up every day. Edibles, vapes, and oils are just a few of the options delta-8 consumers can choose from. But how ... Read more

Woody
December 19, 2022

You have likely heard by now that delta-8 THC can be similar to delta-9 when it comes to psychoactive properties. Still, you may have some questions like; how long does the high from delta-8 last? Or how fast acting is delta-8? Let’s take a closer look, because all of this can depend on multiple factors.  ... Read more

Woody
October 12, 2022

The impact of a traumatic event can reverberate for the rest of a patient’s life. As many people know, “post-traumatic stress disorder” (PTSD) is a serious long-term mental health condition. While PTSD is commonly associated with veterans, data suggests at least 10 percent of the US population will deal with PTSD over their lifetimes.  Although ... Read more

Woody
October 5, 2022

Even non-cannabis users know that this plant can make users feel an irresistible urge to eat snacks. However, this “munchies” reaction only seems to be related to the psychoactive cannabinoid THC. Researchers know that THC can ramp up the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin, which triggers the stereotypical “stoner snacking sesh.”  So, does that ... Read more

Woody
October 3, 2022

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (aka GERD) can make mealtime miserable. This persistent digestive disorder involves stomach acid trickling into the esophagus, which often causes an unpleasant burning sensation in the throat. People with GERD may experience frequent heartburn, chest tightness, and a “lump in the throat” sensation. If recent stats are correct, at least 20 percent ... Read more

Woody
September 30, 2022

Hemp is the only known plant that contains phytocannabinoids like CBD. However, botanists have discovered the non-cannabinoid compounds in cannabis are the same as those in many herbs, spices, and fruits. This is especially true for chemicals known as “terpenes,” which give hemp strains their unique aromas.   For example, bisabolol is a common secondary terpene ... Read more

Woody
September 28, 2022

Vertigo isn’t the most common condition patients use CBD oil for. However, since CBD seems to have so many benefits, it’s understandable more vertigo patients have begun asking whether this product could improve their quality of life. After all, CBD seems to have anti-inflammatory effects, which tend to have a positive impact on the entire ... Read more

Woody
September 26, 2022

The gooey gel from the aloe vera plant is one of the oldest & most widely-used remedies for skin conditions. Pretty much every skincare product designed to soothe redness, itchiness, or cuts will likely have a significant trace of aloe vera in it. And it’s not just dermatologists that have used aloe vera in their ... Read more

Woody
September 23, 2022

CBD and CBN are natural cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis plants, but they are distinct in their effects. Both cannabinoids are thought to positive impacts on sleep habits, but could one be more effective than the other?  CBD has been more extensively researched for use aiding with anxiety, pain, and seizures while CBN has ... Read more

Woody
September 19, 2022

These days you can get CBD in just about any form, and each has somewhat of a different use. CBD oils and CBD topicals are both popular choices for managing pain and finding relief. But does one work better than the other?  Let’s take a deeper look into CBD oils and CBD topicals and which ... Read more

Woody
September 16, 2022

There are many weird and wild products in the CBD edibles category. However, CBD gummies remain the top performer in the hemp edibles industry. Many industry leaders believe CBD gummies alone could have a market cap of $14 billion by 2028.  While finding CBD gummies in hemp shops isn’t difficult, some customers are curious whether ... Read more

Woody
September 14, 2022

Currently, there’s a debate over whether it’s beneficial to refrigerate CBD oils. While some customers argue refrigerated CBD stays fresher for longer, many manufacturers say there’s no need to store your CBD in such a cold environment. However, sometimes it might make sense to keep your CBD “extra chill.”  Generally speaking, you can safely store ... Read more

Woody
September 12, 2022

Even customers who love delta-8 rarely mention using this cannabinoid in their skincare routine. Some might not even be aware that a few companies offer delta-8-infused skin-safe lotions. Unlike CBD, delta-8 THC hasn’t taken off in the topical industry. However, a few fervent followers believe in delta-8’s potential as a skincare supplement. It may not ... Read more

Woody
September 11, 2022

No dietary tradition is as old or complex as kosher cooking. While it may seem like kosher cuisine is “Biblical history,” many modern-day Jews take this traditional diet seriously. Indeed, recent surveys suggest over 50 percent non-Orthodox Jews still follow the kosher diet. Even higher percentages of Orthodox Jews subscribe to a kosher lifestyle. As ... Read more

Woody
September 7, 2022

CBD tinctures have only been around since 2018, but countless customers now count on these hemp extracts to provide reliable relief. Also, as information on CBD extraction spreads throughout cyberspace, more people are taking it upon themselves to make DIY CBD tinctures. Unlike manufactured CBD oils, CBD tinctures don’t require the same machinery or expertise ... Read more

Woody
September 5, 2022

Even diehard cannabis fans must admit that delta-9 THC doesn’t affect everyone equally. Indeed, there’s emerging evidence that our genes predispose us to respond differently to this psychoactive cannabinoid. For some, using THC can be a profoundly uplifting and relaxing experience. However, it’s also true that THC can provoke severe paranoia in some patients.  There’s ... Read more

Woody
September 2, 2022

Cannabis has had a long association with big-picture thinkers and visionary artists. Even today, many prominent musicians claim marijuana is their “muse.” Supposedly, the psychoactive effects of delta-9 THC seem to open new ideas and possibilities for creative types.  Since delta-8 THC shares many of delta-9’s properties, people in the artistic community want to know ... Read more

Woody
August 29, 2022

Being a truck driver can take a toll on your body and mind. It doesn’t matter how ergonomic your seat is; those long hours on the road aren’t great for a trucker’s back, neck, and knees. Plus, drivers have to spend a lot of time away from their loved ones, which can impact psychological well-being.  ... Read more

Woody
August 26, 2022

Let’s be frank: “pet-friendly CBD oils” have a dog bias. And, to be fair to CBD manufacturers, that makes sense from a marketing perspective. Recent data suggests about 38.4 percent of American households have dogs, while about 25.4 percent have cats. So, clearly, there’s more of a demand for hemp dog treats versus cannabidiol catnip.  ... Read more

Woody
August 24, 2022

CBD is no longer a “niche” supplement. Indeed, many market analysts believe CBD may be the most successful health & wellness product in modern times. And it doesn’t appear the CBD market has stalled since the 2018 US Farm Bill passed. The most recent estimates suggest the CBD industry could reach a market cap of ... Read more

Woody
August 22, 2022

For some customers, regular CBD oils and gummies aren’t potent enough. Sometimes, patients go out of their way to purchase CBD concentrates that deliver intense and immediate effects. Of the many hemp extracts in the concentrate category, CBD shatter has become incredibly trendy with hemp fans.  CBD shatter shares all of the properties of the ... Read more

Woody
August 19, 2022

CBD seems like it would be a “savior supplement” for many pregnancy-related symptoms. For instance, people are hopeful CBD’s supposed anti-nausea properties could help reduce morning sickness. There are also reports of people using CBD oil for appetite regulation, achy joints, and migraines — all of which should benefit pregnant women. However, health officials have ... Read more

Woody
August 19, 2022

Considering how many restrictions there are on CBD ads, it’s mind-blowing how big the hemp industry has grown. Honestly, much of the “marketing” in the CBD industry happens by word of mouth. Plus, since CBD is associated with cannabis, its newfound legality has attracted many eye-catching news articles. Even though CBD oil has become more ... Read more

Woody
August 15, 2022

Herb grinders aren’t necessary for people who enjoy rolling CBD hemp joints or vaping CBD flowers. However, as more hemp customers discover the benefits of these “grinder gizmos,” they can’t imagine life without them.  True, a grinder isn’t as “cost-effective” as using a pair of scissors or your fingers, but many models have come down ... Read more

Woody
August 11, 2022

Tolerance is a beautiful trait to cultivate in a harmonious society. However, in the context of health supplements, the term “tolerance” has a more negative association. No matter what herb you’re using, there’s a good chance your body will get used to it after repeated uses. As you begin to build a “tolerance,” you’ll need ... Read more

Woody
August 8, 2022

Pet owners often get interested in CBD oil for the same reasons humans take this product. If customers aren’t drawn in by CBD’s anti-inflammatory benefits, chances are they want to use CBD to calm their canine’s nerves. Plenty of studies suggest CBD has tremendous anti-anxiety properties for people, so why wouldn’t these effects transfer to ... Read more

Woody
August 4, 2022

CBD gummies and edibles are only becoming more popular these days, and it’s easy to see why. After all, they are a fun, easy, and discreet way to consume CBD. They also give the consumer better control of their intake, as CBD Gummies have a wide range of dosages. These CBD-infused candies can help alleviate ... Read more

Woody
August 2, 2022

Even though CBD is non-intoxicating, some users have concerns about using hemp extracts before hitting the road. Sure, CBD isn’t psychoactive, but could it make people too “spacey” to drive safely? After all, many people take CBD products to help them fall asleep. Wouldn’t CBD oils make drivers extra drowsy? Well, according to recent data ... Read more

Woody
July 27, 2022

More American patients than ever before have access to medical cannabis products. Even though marijuana isn’t federally legal in the USA, many states have regulated MMJ programs. Plus, let’s not forget Canada fully legalized weed in 2018!  Although it’s easier for patients to get medical weed or CBD hemp products, many complain about the cost ... Read more

Woody
July 25, 2022

Paying for cannabis products can be a pain nowadays. Since marijuana remains an illegal substance, the world’s largest card providers block most dispensaries in states with recreational or medical marijuana laws. Given weed’s controversial status in the payment processing space, it’s no wonder many hemp fans express concerns over paying for CBD with credit cards. ... Read more

Woody
July 22, 2022

Sleep doesn’t seem to come as naturally to Americans as it used to. According to recent statistics, at least 70 million people in the USA report frequent sleep disturbances like insomnia. There’s also evidence that more people than ever before are reaching for OTC sleep supplements, especially those with melatonin.  Interestingly, there’s now a sizable ... Read more

Woody
July 20, 2022

People are willing to pay over four figures to care for their four-legged friends. Recent data suggests Americans spend about $103.6 billion to pamper their pets each year. Interestingly, now that hemp has gone mainstream, more of this spending is going towards pet-approved CBD treats and oils. The current valuation of the CBD pet market ... Read more

Woody
July 18, 2022

Anyone who has any experience with driving already knows the requirements of the law: Driving while under the influence of any sort of drug, including alcohol or marijuana, can get you arrested. The laws are clear in all states in terms of what the blood alcohol level with drinking is, and while marijuana laws can ... Read more

Woody
July 15, 2022

The sun’s fiery rays may feel fantastic, especially on a pristine beach during the summer. However, it’s well known the sun can harm as much as it can heal. While the sun can give people a great dose of vitamin D, it can also trigger severe skin issues. On the mild end, people could experience ... Read more

Woody
July 13, 2022

Although delta-8 proponents constantly point out that this hemp cannabinoid is distinct from delta-9, the two cannabinoids are almost identical from a chemical standpoint. Recent reports also suggest that both cannabinoids interact with the brain’s CB1 receptors. Therefore, it’s no big surprise that delta-8 users sometimes complain of side effects commonly associated with delta-9. For ... Read more

Woody
July 11, 2022

It’s common knowledge that nuts & seeds are nutritious. However, since hemp cultivation stalled in the 20th century, many people don’t know much about the pros & cons of hemp seeds. Now that CBD is so popular, some customers believe they can enjoy this cannabinoid by adding hemp seeds to their salads or smoothies.  There’s ... Read more

Woody
July 8, 2022

There are many unanswered questions about medical marijuana and hemp, especially new compounds like delta-8 THC. However, scientists at many of the world’s top universities claim cannabis negatively affects many cardiovascular issues. If patients aren’t careful about their delta-8 dosing, they could experience severe side effects. Although we don’t have many studies examining delta-8’s effect ... Read more

Woody
July 1, 2022

Although marijuana has been used as a traditional remedy in many cultures, doctors have only recently begun investigating this drug’s therapeutic uses. Now that more states allow medical marijuana, patients are getting interested in how to use cannabis for a variety of conditions.  Dronabinol remains one of the most popular MMJ prescriptions in the USA. ... Read more

Woody
June 29, 2022

If you’ve been shopping around CBD stores, vape shops, or delta-8 dispensaries, you’ve probably run across kratom. Indeed, many hemp vendors nowadays put kratom front-and-center in their advertising. Since kratom is so prominent in the CBD and delta-8 market, you may assume it has something to do with the cannabis plant. Although many kratom proponents ... Read more

Woody
June 29, 2022

It may seem odd that the CBD pet treat market has been skyrocketing while delta-8 dog treats remain dormant. Since CBD is so successful with four-legged friends, why wouldn’t delta-8 manufacturers want to get involved? Is there something about delta-8 that doesn’t agree with dogs and cats? Well, the reason you can’t find pet-approved delta-8 ... Read more

Woody
June 27, 2022

Since CBD was federally legalized in 2018, it seems like a new CBD company has emerged nearly every week. While business has been booming, transparency hasn’t necessarily been commonplace alongside the boom. CBD customers should be able to trust any given product’s COA (Certificate of Analysis), but a history of discrepancies between some company COA’s ... Read more

Woody
June 27, 2022

Weight loss is always one of the “top five” resolutions at the start of the year. Indeed, the CDC now says about 50 percent of American adults are trying to slim down with exercise and diet changes. Despite these efforts, Americans continue to struggle with their waistlines. Data now suggests that about two-thirds of Americans ... Read more

Woody
June 24, 2022

For some people, partying is second nature. However, there are plenty of folks who fear party atmospheres. Indeed, recent reports suggest that at least 12 percent of Americans have social anxiety disorder (SAD). Even in small group settings, patients with social anxiety disorder often feel “out of place.” Thankfully, CBD shows promise as a “party pooper preventer!” ... Read more

Woody
June 22, 2022

Although cannabinoids are endlessly fascinating, they aren’t the only compounds in the hemp plant. Indeed, if it weren’t for chemicals known as “terpenes,” hemp strains wouldn’t have any distinctive aromas. While terpenes aren’t unique to cannabis, they play a significant role in determining a strain’s effects and taste.  If you’ve purchased high-quality hemp flowers, vape ... Read more

Woody
June 20, 2022

It’s getting common to see many people “spread the good news” about delta-8’s effects. From Reddit forums to cannabis-focused websites, many users are opening up about their experiences with hemp-derived delta-8 products. Although surveys suggest most people use delta-8 for stress, there’s a growing number of delta-8-related testimonials from the arthritis community.  According to some anecdotal reports, delta-8 ... Read more

Woody
June 17, 2022

There are plenty of weird-sounding trends in the wellness community. From crystal cleansing to cartons of celery juice, it’s hard to prove many of the “health hacks” some people promote. One such fad in the CBD world is consuming raw hemp flowers.  Yes, there are people who eat hemp or cannabis au naturel. Whether they add ... Read more

Woody
June 16, 2022

Believe it or not, there’s technically no CBD in raw hemp flowers. If manufacturers didn’t heat hemp flowers before extracting cannabinoids, then there wouldn’t be any CBD in the countless “hemp-infused” oils, topicals, and edibles on today’s market. In its natural state, hemp only produces acidic versions of cannabinoids like CBD. In fact, there’s a name ... Read more

Woody
June 15, 2022

For many MMJ patients, “getting high” isn’t as important as “the munchies.” Many studies and anecdotal testimonies confirm the psychoactive cannabinoid delta-9 THC can significantly stimulate a person’s appetite. However, since medical cannabis isn’t legal throughout the USA, some customers are curious if related hemp cannabinoids could have a similar effect.  Delta-8 THC is the most popular THC ... Read more

Woody
June 14, 2022

When most reporters talk about hemp cannabinoids, they tend to focus on CBD and delta-8 THC. That makes sense when you consider these are the two best-selling hemp-derived products. However, dozens of other secondary cannabinoids may have phenomenal therapeutic potential. For example, cannabichromene (CBC) rarely gets a passing reference in the mainstream press. Heck, it’s even ... Read more

Woody
June 13, 2022

On lists of the most cannabis-friendly states, Kansas often ends up in last place. Unlike neighboring Colorado, the Sunflower State still views all THC products in line with the DEA (i.e., a Schedule I substance). Even when it comes to hemp CBD, Kansas doesn’t accept as many hemp products as other states.  Kansas’s status as a ... Read more

Woody
June 12, 2022

Unlike Canada and some US states, the UK hasn’t been very accepting of legal cannabis. However, CBD has been quasi-legal throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland since 2018. We say “quasi-legal” because there are many unanswered questions surrounding the UK’s hemp laws. For instance, the UK’s food regulators are now in the news due ... Read more

Woody
June 11, 2022

With each passing month, it’s becoming clear that smokable hemp is far from a fad. According to many involved in the hemp sector, smokable CBD-rich flowers may become one of the most dominant business segments in the upcoming years.  Customers genuinely enjoy the flavor and effects they get from products like raw hemp flowers or CBD ... Read more

Woody
June 10, 2022

2018 was a watershed year in the history of US hemp legislation. Although federal lawmakers made it easier to research hemp in 2014, it wasn’t until the 2018 US Farm Bill that America embraced recreational hemp-derived products. Under this new legislation, CBD hemp was no longer an illegal substance like marijuana. If manufacturers only use ... Read more

Woody
June 9, 2022

Whenever people see “THC,” their minds instantly think of “high times” and munchies. However, in some instances, you could find a THC-related molecule with zero psychoactivity. In fact, if you didn’t expose cannabis to heat and light, it wouldn’t have a psychoactive effect on your body. How is this possible? It all has to do ... Read more

Woody
June 8, 2022

There have been many conflicting stories surrounding delta-8 THC in Georgia in recent months. On the one hand, many hemp shops have been forced to clear their shelves of any hemp-derived delta-8 extracts. However, a few counties appear to see delta-8 as a non-issue. Amazingly, Georgia legislators almost made delta-8 legal in March. So, what’s ... Read more

Woody
June 7, 2022

For decades, scientists and cannabis fans have known that too much delta-9 THC could trigger panic attacks. In fact, paranoia is one of the most common adverse reactions people have to this psychoactive cannabinoid.  Interestingly, this widely-known fact hasn’t stopped customers from using THC-related products to ease their anxiety symptoms. Plenty of people use delta-8-infused ... Read more

Woody
June 6, 2022

For CBD hemp vendors in Texas, there’s a lot at stake in an upcoming Supreme Court ruling. Depending on how this new case goes, the Lone Star State could either lift its ban on smokable hemp or keep the law intact. Anyone involved in Texas’s hemp market must pay careful attention to the latest developments ... Read more

Woody
June 5, 2022

Smoking CBD pre-rolled joints is literally the hottest trend in the North American hemp market. Recent estimates suggest the smokable hemp flower segment is already raking in millions, and there’s no sign that this “burning” fad will fizzle out. If anything, more people are getting interested in smoking non-intoxicating CBD nugs as an alternative to ... Read more

Woody
June 4, 2022

Is CBD oil safe for children? Unfortunately, we can’t give a clear answer. Although CBD is non-intoxicating and shows great success for childhood epilepsy, there are many unresolved questions on feeding CBD to kids. Plus, it doesn’t help that many of the laws surrounding CBD for children are pretty confusing.  If you want to share ... Read more

Woody
June 3, 2022

Survey after survey suggests most customers are taking hemp cannabinoids for anxiety. Countless online testimonials suggest CBD and delta-8 have stress-relieving effects, but it appears each of these cannabinoids works in different ways. Indeed, if you don’t know the differences between CBD and delta-8 THC, you could accidentally provoke a panic attack.  If you’re struggling ... Read more

Woody
June 2, 2022

Smoking hemp isn’t the most popular way to enjoy CBD or delta-8 THC, but it has gained a considerable following on social media. According to recent estimates, the market for smokable hemp products is already around $80 million. It’s also getting easier to find pre-packaged CBD hemp joints online and in convenience stores.  However, since ... Read more

Woody
June 1, 2022

It’s become increasingly common for A-list celebrities to sponsor CBD products. However, former “Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik just took to social media to distance herself from a few CBD gummy brands. In a recent post on Instagram, Bialik told her millions of followers that CBD companies are falsely claiming she endorsed their edibles. ... Read more

Woody
May 31, 2022

Delta-8 THC has the same chemical structure in vape pens, gummies, and tinctures. However, when you take each of these products, you’ll notice they have unique effects on your mind and body. How you take delta-8 is as important as how much delta-8 you use per session. If you choose the “wrong” delta-8 product for ... Read more

Woody
May 30, 2022

People who are hesitant to try CBD often say they need to see more evidence that this hemp cannabinoid is safe and effective. Although universities have begun studying CBD, hemp has only been legal since 2018. It will take a few years to fully understand how CBD affects the endocannabinoid system. However, since the demand ... Read more

Woody
May 29, 2022

Delta-9 THC is the primary concern when purchasing legal hemp extracts. If hemp companies don’t meet the federally-recognized legal THC levels, they could go out of business.  Therefore, it might be surprising to hear that a few vendors are openly advertising “high delta-9” on their hemp gummies. Even more surprising, dozens of shops sell these ... Read more

Woody
May 28, 2022

More US farmers than ever before are adding industrial hemp to their crop rotation. In fact, recent statistics suggest the number of hemp farmers in the USA is growing by over 20 percent year-on-year. Many cultivators see industrial hemp as the “greenest” addition to their fields. Since more professional farmers are legally cultivating CBD hemp, ... Read more

Woody
May 27, 2022

Researchers now claim there could be hundreds of terpenes in cannabis, many of which we don’t know much about. These terpenes not only give cannabis strains their unique scents, they may produce distinctive effects on our ECS.  Of the many terpenes in hemp and cannabis, myrcene is arguably the best known. Not only does myrcene ... Read more

Woody
May 26, 2022

As more adults turn to CBD for various conditions, it’s only natural for parents to wonder whether CBD is kid-friendly. After all, CBD is non-psychoactive, so could it be dangerous for a child?  Even though recreational CBD oils are strictly for people over 18, there seems to be a growing interest in using CBD for ... Read more

Woody
May 25, 2022

THCP is the latest THC-related cannabinoid to pop up in the hemp industry. However, delta-8 customers must be super cautious before giving any THCP-related product a go. Even if THCP is from a legal hemp source, it will have a significantly different impact versus standard delta-8 extracts. Rushing to try the latest THCP vape pods ... Read more

Woody
May 24, 2022

As more CBD brands flood the market, it’s getting more difficult for customers to distinguish top-shelf products from lower-tier hemp. Without federal oversight, hemp companies can get away with sneaky advertising. Consumers should never assume a CBD oil is legit until they’ve done plenty of research on the company in question.  For example, many people ... Read more

Woody
May 23, 2022

Before the 2018 US Farm Bill passed, “THC” only had one meaning: “delta-9 THC.” However, due to the recent explosion of hemp-derived THC alternatives, customers and manufacturers must specify which THC molecule they’re talking about. While delta-8 THC is the most in-demand hemp THC compound, there are a dizzying number of THC alternatives online and ... Read more

Woody
May 22, 2022

Scientists have always enjoyed categorizing things. So, it’s no surprise that once botanists discovered cannabis, they started creating unique terms for these flowers. Most people who know about cannabis cultivation should have heard of the distinction between sativa vs. indica cultivars. Although technically there’s a third “ruderalis” variety of cannabis, most cannabis customers only care ... Read more

Woody
May 21, 2022

Ever since delta-8 THC hit the hemp scene, there have been clouds of uncertainty surrounding its legality. Nothing in the 2018 US Farm Bill clearly said whether hemp-derived delta-8 was legit. Many people in the hemp community assumed delta-8 was OK so long as it met the ≤ 0.3 delta-9 THC standard. However, a few ... Read more

Woody
May 20, 2022

Smoking CBD hemp flowers has gone from nonexistent to a hot wellness trend. If market analysts are correct, smokable hemp products could easily rake in $300 million before 2025. While that’s a relatively small slice of the CBD market, please remember that smokable hemp is a new segment. There’s a whole lot more room for ... Read more

Woody
May 20, 2022

Since CBD has only been available since 2018, it’s pretty difficult to gauge its “average market price.” We simply don’t have enough historical data to understand what a fair price for CBD should be. Also, farmers have just begun cultivating hemp flowers, yet the demand for CBD remains incredibly high. The disconnect between supply-and-demand has ... Read more

Woody
May 19, 2022

It’s getting more common to see CBD being sold as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes. You may have already seen “CBD hemp cigarettes” in gas stations, convenience stores, or online shops. People who visit hemp dispensaries or e-commerce sites have also probably seen CBD pre-rolls and vape juices. While these CBD products may look similar ... Read more

Woody
May 18, 2022

Anyone “in the weeds” on US cannabis policy may have noticed a new proposal steadily moving through the Houses of Congress. Technically, two cannabis-related bills are currently working through the Senate and the House of Representatives.  The first is the “Cannabidiol and Marihuana Research Expansion Act” (aka S.253), which passed the Senate at the end ... Read more

Woody
May 17, 2022

At the height of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, you may have seen ads reporting on CBD oil’s incredible “immune-boosting” properties. Some pundits even claim CBD could protect against serious viruses the same way many antioxidants can.  While CBD oil shows great potential in the field of immunology, it may not have the effects you’d expect. ... Read more

Woody
May 16, 2022

Most people involved in the hemp industry have probably heard about CBD’s anti-anxiety effects. There are already a few randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials that suggest CBD has a phenomenal impact on patients with social anxiety disorder. There’s also some evidence CBD could reduce night terrors in patients with PTSD.  However, there’s not as much data ... Read more

Woody
May 15, 2022

Since CBD has become big business in the health & wellness sector, it’s no surprise that many “supplement stalwarts” are getting involved in the hemp game. For instance, Thorne Research recently put together a proprietary batch of hemp oil capsules. While Thorne has been around before the recent CBD boom, it claims its new hemp ... Read more

Woody
May 14, 2022

An Indiana federal district court just sided with E&B Paving in a case regarding the termination of an employee who used CBD. On April 1st, 2022, the local court ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence to support John Rocchio’s claim that E&B disobeyed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—even though he claims he only used ... Read more

Woody
May 13, 2022

According to most mainstream science, marijuana and memory don’t mix well. Reports from prominent sources like Harvard Medical School and the National Institute on Drug Abuse suggest delta-9 THC could harm cognitive function. However, there’s still debate over how delta-8 THC fits into this equation. True, delta-8 shares many traits with delta-9, but does it ... Read more

Woody
May 12, 2022

Now that cannabis and hemp are more accepted in the USA, some companies are revising their stance on THC drug screenings. Most notably, Amazon announced it would ease its cannabis testing policies for some employees.  While more businesses rethink their official cannabis policies, that doesn’t mean drug testing is obsolete. Even if DC legalizes recreational ... Read more

Woody
May 11, 2022

“Dabbing” isn’t just a viral dance move. If you’re immersed in hemp or cannabis culture, you may have already heard of people “dabbing concentrates” with glass rigs to enjoy mega potent hits. Although dabbing is most trendy in the legal THC scene, it has also become a bigger part of the hemp market. Now that ... Read more

Woody
May 10, 2022

There’s no shortage of media coverage on delta-8 THC. Although most hemp fans are familiar with this slightly psychoactive compound, new consumers have a few questions about where delta 8 comes from. Most significantly, consumers want to know whether delta-8 is natural to the hemp plant or if it’s a lab-made cannabinoid.  Interestingly, it’s difficult ... Read more

Woody
May 9, 2022

There are dozens of hemp cannabinoids that researchers haven’t even begun to understand. Heck, according to some scientists, there are still plenty of hemp compounds we haven’t even discovered yet! However, of these secondary cannabinoids, CBN (cannabinol) has a relatively long history in cannabis circles.  Although CBN isn’t as widely known as CBD, it has ... Read more

Woody
May 8, 2022

Every employee knows that THC is a big “no-no.” Even in states with recreational weed laws, most professions have a strict zero-THC policy. However, when you venture into the realm of hemp CBD, the screening standards can get trickier. Although CBD oil is non-psychoactive and federally legal, employees have to be wary about what types ... Read more

Woody
May 7, 2022

Nine times out of ten, the CBD oils in today’s stores are “hemp-derived.” However, marijuana-extracted CBD is becoming increasingly fashionable, especially in states with recreational cannabis laws.  In fact, marijuana CBD has become so prominent that many new customers have questions about its legality. Is marijuana CBD the same as hemp CBD, or will these ... Read more

Woody
May 2, 2022
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