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When you raise your glass to cheers friends, is there CBD in it? If you’re like many in the US, you’ve enjoyed a cocktail or beer with a dash of CBD at a hip bar. CBD infused beer and cocktails are popping up everywhere right now and there’s a good reason for it. From skin care and culinary delights, to coffee and cocktails, the benefits of CBD are seemingly universal.

What are CBD Cocktails?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a property of cannabis that is being studied for its wide array of healing properties. It is gaining so much popularity as a natural and healthy alternative for many ailments. It doesn’t get you “high” like a joint would, and you can even buy it online

CBD (cannabidiol) is an active chemical compound found in the marijuana plant and industrial hemp plant called a cannabinoid. It is one of the most dominant of over 100 cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds that occur naturally in the body (endocannabinoids) and in several plants including cannabis.

All cannabinoids behave differently, but CBD is quite unique in that it doesn’t bond directly with the cannabinoid receptors. This is when the body is encouraged to produce endocannabinoids. This natural production of endocannabinoids is much better for the body as the production is native. 

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is composed of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids naturally produced in the body such as anandamide and 2-AG), enzymes that synthesize and degrade the cannabinoids, and cannabinoid receptors (primarily CB1 and CB2) found in the central and peripheral nervous systems. The main purpose of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis in the body.

CBD and Alcohol

Why, exactly, would you want CBD in your cocktail? Is it even safe to mix CBD and alcohol? 

Interestingly enough, scientists and researchers have discovered that it may actually be better to mix CBD with alcohol. Additionally, people are reporting that the hangover is lessened with the infusion of CBD in alcoholic drinks.

A recent article in Vice News stated, “One study in the journal Psychopharmacology found that people who had alcohol and a CBD capsule had lower blood alcohol levels than those who had alcohol alone, though they experienced the same impairments in cognition and motor coordination.” 

Sound too good to be true? Believe it! 

When CBD is mixed with alcohol in beer or a cocktail, or even wine, a euphoric feeling takes over that is like being intoxicated but with a side of floating in a hammock on a tropical island.

CBD also enhances the drink’s flavor and adds a bit of earthiness that is both pleasant and complimentary, no matter what you’re sipping on.

CBD cocktails are popping up in bars across the US, but if you don’t live in a state where cannabis is legal or widely accepted, it may be hard to find an establishment that serves them. Making them at home is easy and fun, and we’ve got some tasty recipes for you to try.

However, as with any substance that can affect your inhibitions, there is caution in drinking multiple beverages with CBD infused in them. The more you drink, the more and more CBD you’ll be consuming with each drink. Some people can be sensitive to CBD and when mixed with alcohol, that can lead to a “go home” scenario quickly. Start with a low dose and give it about 45 minutes until you decide to have another drink.

Regardless, crafting your own cocktails at home with CBD is fun and these homemade CBD cocktail recipes are sure to elevate the vibe of any party, all while entertaining and relaxing your guests. 

Homemade CBD Cocktail Recipes

Essentially, adding CBD to any typical cocktail counts as an infusion. But why not get creative and try something new overall? These recipes have a modern twist on classic cocktails that you know and love. Your next dinner party or girl’s night in just got a whole new kick!

As a general rule for newbies and your guests, keep the CBD dose fairly low. Although it is safe to mix CBD with alcohol, it’s still not a good idea to go overboard. Stick to around 20 mg or less per session. Try CBD in one cocktail, and if you want to have another, skip CBD in the second. The more you consume, the more you’re going to feel and there is more potential for things to take a turn.

When adding CBD to cocktails, it is best to use a tincture. This is CBD infused within a carrier oil like MCT oil, coconut oil, or hemp oil. The oil will sit on the top of the cocktail unless you use a suspended CBD tincture which has an alcohol base. 

All recipes make 1 serving. Please drink responsibly. 

CBD Kombucha Paloma

A Paloma is a fresh, classic drink. When paired with a complimentary flavor of kombucha like ginger-lemon, you’re also adding some fizz and tang. Kombucha is loaded with probiotics and is great for gut health.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz reposado tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz ginger-lemon kombucha
  • 10-20 mg CBD tincture

Directions

  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients along with the CBD oil in a tumbler
  2. Pour into a glass over ice 
  3. Top with the kombucha

CBD Gin & Tonic

This twist on a classic G&T is sure to freshen up your palette. The addition of the rosemary and juniper berries creates a mediterranean feel no matter where you are in the world. The trick to a perfect G&T is a balance between the gin and tonic. Too much or too little of either and you’ve got a mouth-puckering flavor.

Ingredients

  • 3 oz gin
  • 4 oz tonic water
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 4 juniper berries
  • 10-20 mg CBD tincture

Directions

  1. Add the gin to a highball glass filled with ice
  2. Squeeze in lime wedges to taste
  3. Add rosemary and juniper berries
  4. Add the CBD
  5. Then add tonic water and stir to combine
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge

CBD Old Fashioned 

There isn’t a cocktail that is quite as classic as the Old Fashioned. It exudes class and simplicity, while still maintaining a high level of sophistication. With a CBD infusion, this classic gets a modern twist that is delicious and highly beneficial. 

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. rye or bourbon whiskey 
  • ¼ oz. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Lemon twist for garnish
  • 3-4 Luxardo cherries
  • 10-20 mg CBD Tincture 

Directions

  1. Fill an old-fashioned whiskey glass with a large, singular ice cube 
  2. Pour in the rye or bourbon 
  3. Add syrup, dash bitters, and stir
  4. Add the Luxardo cherries and CBD
  5. Express the oils from the lemon peel by twisting and garnish on the side

 

With CBD in your cocktail, now there’s really something to cheers to! Get creative in your kitchen and experiment with any classic recipe that calls to you. The earthy flavor of CBD tincture makes a great combination with just about any cocktail. And again, please drink responsibly! 

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CBD bath bombs are the perfect way to relieve tired, sore muscles and practice some nourishing self-care. Cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp, seems to be the new “it” ingredient for self-care products of all kinds. 

If you’re interested in trying this new trend, try this DIY CBD bath bombs recipe at home! This easy process is not only fun, but it will help you make a large batch of CBD bath bombs at home to have at the ready!

There’s few things a hot bath can’t cure, and when you add CBD to the mix, you’re sure to step out feeling refreshed, renewed, and super relaxed. Bath bombs are all the rage in self-care these days as they offer soothing relief, great scents, and a fun fizz to bathtime. No longer just for the kiddos, bath bombs are totally an adult luxury, and CBD bath bombs can make you feel like you’ve spent a day at the spa. 

The magnesium in epsom salt has long been linked to relieving sore muscles and joints when absorbed through the skin in a hot bath, and adding CBD to that can amp up the relaxing effects. Transdermal absorption of CBD, through the skin, is a great way to topically enjoy the benefits of CBD. CBD Salves can target muscles directly in ways that a CBD tincture can’t. 

If you love CBD bath bombs and have been wondering how you can make one at home, we’ve got a great recipe for homemade CBD bath bombs! Getting as creative as you want, you can customize this recipe to suit your delights. 

One of the best things about creating your own CBD bath products is that you’re also creating your own self-care ritual. When you put time and energy into making something for yourself, you’re likely to appreciate it more than something purchased at the store. The process from start to finish will change the way you see self-care! And don’t you want to treat yourself? The answer to that question should always be YES!

DIY: How to Make CBD Bath Bombs

By making CBD bath bombs at home, you have complete control over the scent, color, and how much CBD you add to your bath bomb. This is the best if you’re just starting to use CBD or if you’re a seasoned user. Getting creative and pretending to be a mad scientist in the kitchen will educate you on the benefits of CBD bath bombs and how you can use them in your life regularly.

Total time start to finish: 3 hours (setting), 15 minutes active

CBD Bath Bomb Ingredients

  • Bath bomb molds (these are super fun from Amazon)
  • 4 ounces baking soda
  • 2 ounces cornstarch
  • 2 ounces citric acid
  • 2 ounces epsom salt
  • 5-10 drops of essential oil 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 100-200mg of CBD from tincture (store-bought CBD bath bombs have anywhere from 50mg to 200mg of CBD)
  • 1–2 drops food coloring or mica color powder

What you’ll need handy:

  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Bath bomb molds

Now you’re all set to start making your own CBD bath bombs at home!

How to Make CBD Bath Bombs

  1. Start by combining all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl (baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid, epsom salt) and whisk them to remove lumps and until blended together
  2. Next, mix all the wet ingredients in a separate, smaller bowl. You may have to melt down the coconut oil 
  3. Slowly begin to whisk in the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Go gradually as you add the liquid to be sure to remove any lumps and mix thoroughly
  4. The mixture will be moist but not wet. The consistency you’re looking for is like the perfect sand for a sand castle. If it’s too dry you can add a tad more water, but be careful not to oversaturate the mixture as it won’t stay in the mold
  5. Add any food coloring and whisk it in
  6. Take the mixture and add it to both sides of the bath bomb mold so there’s a little extra. You want to two sides to stick together when you place one on top of the other. Press them together until you feel they are solid
  7. Gently remove the top half of the mold so the mixture can set and dry
  8. Leave the bath bomb on a solid surface to dry for a few hours, or even overnight. If your bath bomb starts to fall apart, you can easily remix everything and start again, or just throw it all the tub!

You can repeat this recipe as many times as you like and customize it each time. It’s nice to have a stockpile of CBD bath bombs to go to when you’re ready to take a bath, rather than making a CBD bath bomb each time. These will store well in a cool dry place.

Making CBD bath bombs at home gives you total control over the amount of CBD you use. If you feel like you need some extra love for your sore or tired muscles, play with the CBD dosage until you find what brings you the most relief.

Regular bath bombs are soothing, but CBD bath bombs have tons of benefits that make regular bath bombs seem like child’s play.

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Perhaps you have heard of the many hemp oil benefits – addressing physical discomfort, emotional homeostasis, supporting a good night’s sleep and simply overall wellbeing. But then what? Even though the use of hemp oil as a dietary supplement is relatively new on the market, there are many companies selling products that vary widely in terms of production and effectiveness. It can feel overwhelming to know what to look for when wanting to try a daily dosage for yourself.

In this ultimate Healing with Hemp Oil: buying guide, we will talk with experts about the two most important things needed to experience the maximum hemp oil benefits: the right genetic strain of a hemp plant for the best farming practices and a proven, effective lab production process. Without the right plant, there are no benefits. Without the right processing method, even the best plant won’t help you achieve optimum health.

Ready to learn about what it takes to create the hemp oil benefits you seek? Let’s start at the beginning:

The Right Seeds

A seed is a seed, right? Wrong. So much of the hemp that is used to make hemp oil today is low-grade, industrial hemp grown in factory farms in Europe, China and Canada. Because the plants are grown for a wide variety of uses – hemp is also used to produce cooking oil, clothing, non-dairy milk, rope and many other items – the seeds are not genetically screened for their therapeutic value. The plants are shipped in bulk to a facility for production, but the consumer can never really be sure what seed it came from.

“If you can’t track your product easily back to the originating plant, then you may have cause to be concerned,” said Dean Pinault, the farm operations manager at Functional Remedies. “We take a lot of pride in our farming practices.”

At Functional Remedies, the small growing team uses a proprietary  hemp plant that yields the highest phytonutrients and broadest spectrum of other cannabinoids and terpenes. They are working to develop even better hemp strains with higher levels of phytocannabinoids and other nutritional components as well.

Let’s break that down: Low THC content means that the hemp plant contains less than 0.3 percent of the psychotropic component that makes someone “high.” A high phytonutrient content means that the plant is grown specifically for the therapeutic compounds that make the hemp oil extract so powerful.

Organic Farming

Of course, you can have the best seeds but poor farming methods. Many farms grow their hemp with massive amounts of chemicals to fight the weeds, but that results in chemically laced plants. For the four years that Functional Remedies has been growing, they’ve used cover crops like winter rye and good, old-fashioned hoes to address the weeds on the 65 acres they farm, Pinault said.

“Our practice are really important, because it all ties into basically having a healthy, organic soil and a healthy, organic plant, which gives you the best opportunity to maximize the specific genetics we have,” he said.

A new greenhouse and warehouse are currently under construction to meet the growing demands for production. Each year, they begin in January to prepare the mother plants for cloning to maintain the 90 percent stability rate of the seed’s genetic profile. The new plants are then carefully maintained until April, when it’s time to plant. Harvest takes place usually around August or September.

“It’s not cheap to farm organically,” he added. “But we want people to have more options to better their lives with.”

Accountability at All Levels

Once the hemp is harvested – each year has produced up to 20 tons of high cannabinoid flowering plants – the crops head from the farm in Pueblo, Colorado about three hours south to the production laboratory in Louisville, Colorado. This simple transportation process also sets Functional Remedies apart from companies that use industrial hemp, said Kai Metcalfe, the production lab director.

“Industrial help that is imported tends to be stalks and seeds, but most of the cannabinoids and terpenes are concentrated highly in the flower and a little in the leaves and the stalk,” she said. “If the extraction is coming from the seeds and the stalk, that’s a solid point I would question.  Cannabinoids are not concentrated in either of those places. They exist, but it would be a red flag for me as a consumer.”

Metcalfe receives flowers, some leaves and some stem – but very little stalk – in 55-gallon buckets straight from the Pinault at the farm. The first step to accountability is leaving the fibrous stuff out of the production process, and oversight happens repeatedly at every phase.

Using the Entire Plant

Another big difference among companies is that many use an isolate rather than the entire plant. An isolate is created by using chemical or high-pressure solvents to break down the plant into a white power that is 98 percent one single compound. That white powder is then mixed into an oil-based substance to create the hemp oil. Some companies will use an extraction process and then distill it further to get the remaining THC out, and some companies add terpenes (the aromatic portion of the cannabis plant that has been shown to have health benefits of its own) back in for a richer nutrient profile.

But Metcalfe says science shows a full-plant product to be superior.

“The idea is the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. When you get an isolated compound, the range of efficacy is pretty narrow,” she said. “You have to have a high-level dose, but then if you surpass that you do not get constant improvement. And some trials showed that increasing the serving size of isolate did not increase its efficacy for very long. With a whole plant, there is a much greater chance of increasing the efficacy when you increase the serving size.”

It’s known as the “entourage effect.” The synergy of all the different compounds found in a hemp plant work in tandem to produce the hemp oil benefits sought by the consumer. This happens only in a full-spectrum product.

Gentle Infusion

Next, the way companies turn the hemp plants into hemp oil vary dramatically. Often, there is a chemical extraction process used. Companies will use butane or carbon dioxide as they pump high-pressure gases throughout the plant matter to break it down into an extract. That’s not the method Functional Remedies uses.

“Our goal isn’t to break the plant matter down, because everything we need is on the surface of the plant,” Metcalf said. “We’re not breaking the plant down in any way to get the extra bitter compounds. We’re going for the cannabinoids in the trichome on the outside.”

Metcalfe’s team uses what is known as a lipid infusion process to create the oils used in tinctures, capsules and salves. What they do is steep the plant almost like a tea in either coconut oil or MCT oil (depending on the end product, since coconut oil can solidify when room temperature drops) at a set temperature for a specific time and pressure. Then they strain the hemp and dilute it to the correct concentration.

“There’s no risk of consuming butane, hexane or heptane,” she said. “Tons of companies use chemical solvents in botanical extractions, but you have to be so careful and meticulous to get all the solvents out. The FDA has acceptable levels of chemical solvents in products, but nobody would want to eat even two parts per million of butane. That sounds kind of gross.”

By using the natural lipid infusion method, Functional Remedies is able to offer a product with cannabinoids and terpenes as well as chlorophyll, flavonoids and other beneficial compounds found in the entire plant, Metcalfe says.

Understanding the method used in the laboratory is perhaps the best research a consumer can do before purchasing a hemp oil product.

Quality Control

Of course, we’ve all read about herbal supplements that, after tested, actually contain very little of the beneficial ingredients consumers are paying for. How can you know that the tincture, capsules or salve you are purchasing is actually what the company says it is? Beyond tracking the product from seed to oil, you can look at the company’s quality control standards.

“We test at multiple stages, starting with the initial extraction to see the starting concentration and then we compare that with the specification sheets for every product we offer,” Metcalfe said. “We test, dilute, and then we test again to get the level we’re aiming for.”

By constantly testing of the product before being offered as hemp oil for sale, the technicians can be confident they have not miscalibrated either too much or too little. This is an extremely important step, as it just one difference between hemp oil and medical marijuana.

Medicinal marijuana – while containing THC, so the user will feel a perhaps unwanted euphoria and behavioral modifications – is also processed less, which means the user may not have as much control as to the dosage. When using hemp oil, it is recommended to start with a small dose to see the impacts it is having on your health and wellbeing before deciding to increase your dosage.

Methods of Delivery

Once a consumer is comfortable with the seed genetics, farming practices, laboratory processes and quality control, it’s time to decide the best way to consume hemp oil as part of a daily herbal supplement treatment.

Hemp oil is not smoked. It is not vaped. It is digested so that the cannabinoids can interact with the receptors in your body.  

“Hemp seed oil that you find in the supermarket and hemp milk, those are not sources of cannabinoids,” Metcalfe said. “Hemp seeds and hemp hearts that you find in the store, those are not necessarily a source of cannabinoids. That’s not where the compounds are found.”

That’s what makes hemp oil produced by companies like Functional Remedies different. The three main methods of delivery are:

  •      Tincture
  •      Capsule
  •      Salve

To decide which is best, take age, wellness goal and desired serving size into account. A tincture can be added to meals or tea, while a capsule can be taken at night like a multivitamin. A salve is ideal when there is a specific spot of physical discomfort or if a consumer has trouble swallowing.

With each method, you should feel as confident in the product as those who help to produce it.

“We have pride and love in what we do,” Pinault said. “We take our time to get things done right. We always have the consumer’s best interest at heart. We love what we do, and we do it in the right and proper manner.”

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Choosing the right CBD tincture can be a serious challenge, with a variety of products available all claiming to offer the highest CBD purity and best extraction process.

One common question CBD tincture customers have is whether to opt for a tincture that only contains CBD, or to choose a tincture with a mix of cannabinoids with a blend of CBD and THC.

CBD and THC are similar but very different substances, each producing a different effect in the body. While THC is psychoactive (producing a noticeable “high” after ingestion), CBD isn’t, with few or no noticeable psychoactive effects.

This means that choosing a mixed tincture will give you a very different result from sticking with a CBD-only tincture.

Below, we’ve explained the key differences between CBD tinctures and tincture blends, from the direct effects to the health benefits of different options. We’ve also listed several reasons to opt for a CBD-only tincture, as well as several benefits of CBD/THC blend tinctures.

Differences Between CBD Tinctures and Blends

Most of the products on the market sold as CBD tinctures are produced using hemp. To be more specific, they’re produced using specially-grown hemp that’s designed to have a large amount of CBD while containing as little THC as possible.

CBD tinctures occasionally contain trace amounts of THC, although it’s less than .03%, a lot less than what you’d find in a typical marijuana-cannabis-based oil. This means that you won’t feel “high” after using hemp-derived CBD oil, even in large quantities.

Tinctures made using CBD have a variety of health benefits, from alleviating stress, tension, & nervousness to reducing physical discomfort to assisting with improved sleep (and a whole lot more).. However, they don’t offer the psychoactive effects of conventional medicinal marijuana.

Blends, on the other hand, combine CBD with THC — the active cannabinoid found in cannabis and the substance responsible for the psychoactive “high” of the plant.

Blended tinctures can range from a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC to more CBD-focused blends, some of which contain as much as four to five times more CBD than THC. These blends are typically made using conventional marijuana-cannabis, rather than specially grown CBD-rich industrial hemp plants.

Some blends also contain extra ingredients, ranging from herbs used in traditional medicine to a variety of flavoring agents.

Benefits of Using a CBD-Only Tincture

The biggest benefit of using a tincture that only contains CBD is that you can deliberately avoid the psychoactive effects of THC.

While the “high” of THC can be enjoyable, many people want to experience the health benefits of CBD without the accompanying psychoactive effects that occur when you smoke or consume marijuana cannabis through food. CBD tinctures, which aren’t psychoactive, make this possible.

CBD is also legal throughout the United States if the hemp and products are produced in a state where industrial hemp is legal. This means that people based in states without legal medicinal cannabis can enjoy the benefits of CBD without legal restrictions.

Benefits of Using a CBD/THC Tincture

THC has its own assortment of health benefits. For this reason, many people go for a CBD/THC blend instead of a CBD-only oil or tincture.

Another obvious benefit of a blended CBD/THC tincture is that it causes psychoactive effects, which many people find pleasant and enjoyable. The psychoactive effects of THC can often be helpful in promoting relaxation and limiting stress.

All in all, both CBD-only and CBD/THB blended tinctures offer a range of benefits. There’s no “best” choice — instead, the two different options offer their own unique benefits, ranging from enjoyable psychoactive effects to health advantages.

If you’re interested in learning more about THC and marijuana, be sure to check out our friends at I Love Growing Marijuana and their excellent outdoor marijuana grow calendar.

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One of the most common questions about CBD oil and CBD tincture is whether it provides a psychoactive “high” like regular cannabis?

Unlike most marijuana cannabis, which contains both CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD products such as CBD oil and CBD tincture primarily contain CBD, with only trace amounts of other active ingredients such as THC.

This means that CBD oil and CBD tincture won’t provide a “high” like most smoked or ingested marijuana cannabis. Instead, products that contain CBD offer a range of physical and mental benefits, ranging from pain relief to reductions in stress and anxiety.  Does CBD get you high – Like Cannabis? No.

CBD and THC: What’s the Difference?

THC and CBD oil are both cannabinoids — the active ingredients found in the stems, leaves and other parts of the hemp plant. Both ingredients act on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of your body, although the effect produced by each cannabinoid is very different.

For the most part, people associate THC with cannabis, and for good reason — THC is the key cannabinoid in cannabis that’s responsible for the relaxation, euphoria and other sensations of cannabis use. In short, it’s THC that gives most cannabis its “high” effect.

THC does this because it activates the CB1 receptors of the brain. When these receptors are activated, the THC produces a noticeable change in your perception and mood — an effect that tends to be uniquely different for everyone.

For the most part, THC is also responsible for the common cannabis side effects, ranging from dry mouth to bloodshot eyes, a slower reaction time and poor short-term memory.

The biggest difference between THC and CBD oil is that THC is psychoactive, meaning it causes changes in the way your brain functions and behaves. CBD oil is not psychoactive and does not have any noticeable, perceptible effect on your mood or behavior.

Unlike THC, CBD oil does not affect the CB1 receptors and has no short-term impact on the way you behave, feel or perceive reality. Even consuming a large amount of CBD will not give you the “high” of a small amount of THC-rich cannabis.

Another key difference between THC and CBD tincture or CBD oil is the plant from which they’re sourced. While THC is common in most strains of cannabis, CBD is usually found in higher concentrations in hemp plants.

In order to be considered hemp, a plant needs to have a maximum THC content of 0.3 percent — approximately 40 times less than today’s strongest strains of cannabis.

Finally, there’s a legal difference between THC and CBD. While THC is available in some states with medical marijuana laws — for the most part, with a prescription from a licensed physician — it isn’t legal in all states.

In contrast, CBD is legally available throughout the US (as well as several other countries) and is not restricted via the Controlled Substances Act.

CBD Oil and Psychoactive Effects

Because CBD oil doesn’t contain any THC (or only contains tiny, trace amounts of THC), you can’t get high from taking CBD products. However, CBD oil still offers a wide range of benefits that make it of interest for people from a variety of backgrounds.

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Over the past decade, medical marijuana has grown from a small industry into one of the fastest growing markets in the United States. As of April 2017, marijuana has been approved for use in 29 out of 50 states, with a large audience of regular consumers across the country.

Hemp oil, a similar but fundamentally different product, has also grown massively in popularity in the past decade. In fact, analysts predict that sales of hemp oil and similar products could reach as much as $1.15 billion by the end of 2020.

Because of these similarities, many people assume that medical marijuana and hemp oil are the same thing. However, while medical marijuana and hemp oil share some common elements, the two products are fundamentally different in a number of ways.

Below, we’ve listed several key ways in which medical marijuana and hemp oil are different, from their psychoactive effects (or lack thereof) to their availability and legal status.

Medical marijuana contains THC

The biggest difference between medical marijuana and hemp oil is that medical marijuana has large amounts of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, while hemp oil contains either no THC or tiny, trace amounts of the substance.  

Tetrahydrocannabinol is the key active psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, responsible for the “high” that users feel after smoking, vaporizing or eating marijuana. As well as its psychoactive effects, THC has a number of physical effects, including several health benefits.

THC also causes several side effects, ranging from bloodshot, red eyes to tiredness, hunger, dry mouth and others.

While most cannabis is rich in THC, the hemp used to create hemp oil generally contains either no THC or very small amounts of the substance. Hemp oil is instead rich in other phytocannabinoids that have their own range of health benefits.

Oil produced from hemp is legal

Although medical marijuana is legal in 29 states (as of 2017), it’s still illegal in many parts of the country. This means that you risk breaking the law if you use medical marijuana in a state that’s yet to legalize it as a treatment.

Hemp oil, on the other hand, is manufactured from hemp instead of conventional marijuana cannabis and it is legal in all 50 states if the following 2 criteria are met: (1) the hemp plant is grown in a state where hemp is legal, and (2) the processing of hemp oil was conducted in a state where it is legal to process. 

It’s important to qualify this statement. Oil that’s manufactured using hemp and has a zero or low THC content is legal across the country. However, oil made using marijuana cannabis may not be legal in all states.

This means that users of hemp oil can travel without worrying about breaking the law by using hemp oil for sale from Functional Remedies. Since hemp oil contains either no THC, or small traces of THC that don’t violate any laws, it’s safe to travel throughout the country while carrying hemp products.

Hemp oil has different health benefits than THC

Finally, phytocannabinoids, the active ingredients in hemp oil, have a different range of health benefits to tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient found in most medical marijuana.

Phytocannabinoids are linked to improvements in the symptoms of stress and tension, as well as a range of other emotional conditions.  They’re also considered a potential health and wellness aid for a vast range of challenges – physical, mental & emotional – that people navigate every day.

In short, while other phytocannabinoids and THC come from similar plants, they have different health effects and a distinct set of unique benefits.

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CBD seems to be everywhere these days. Everyday someone is sending me a link to an article or a segment on TV bestowing the myriad benefits of CBD. I’ve been cultivating hemp and CBD oils for the better part of three decades and for the vast majority of this time, I did so with an abundance of caution as I well understood the risks I was taking. So while it’s refreshing that CBD has stepped out of the proverbial shadows, there remains a great deal of confusion about a variety of aspects surrounding both the legality of CBDs in general as well as gaps in consumer’s understanding regarding the vast differences in quality between various CBD products currently in the market.

So it’s encouraging to see some of these issues being addressed in mainstream publications such as this excellent article by Rolling Stone contributor Katie MacBride “How CBD Became the Unexpected Star of Legalized Pot” who among other things, does an admirable job parsing complex nuances in how the DEA goes about distinguishing legal versus illegal CBD:

“For the DEA to determine if a product is federally legal, they start by seeing which plant the CBD came from – marijuana or hemp. Hemp and marijuana both come from the same genus and species, Cannabis sativa, and both contain CBD. Hemp, traditionally grown for fiber and seeds, is simply cannabis with the THC bred out. Federal law dictates that hemp must have less than .3 percent THC – making it useless to someone looking to get high. For this reason, it’s often easier to refer to psychoactive or high-THC cannabis as marijuana. Technically speaking, the CBD produced in marijuana is exactly the same as CBD from hemp, though according to the federal government, only one of those kinds of CBD is ever legal – the kind that comes from hemp.

Once you’ve wrapped your head around that, Katie delves into one of the most pressing challenges facing our young industry: how to ensure quality in today’s largely unregulated environment and what questions CBD consumers need to ask to better educate themselves – especially as more and more products hit the market making unsubstantiated claims about their contents and efficacy:

“More likely, this gray area allows some CBD manufacturing to go unnoticed, be willfully ignored, or be shipped from out of state… But what about quality? Aside from legal distinctions, is one kind of CBD superior to the other? It depends on whom you ask. Pamela Hadfield, co-founder of HelloMD.com, an online guide to medical cannabis, notes that industrial hemp is a “bioaccumulator,” meaning it pulls environmental contaminants out of the soil. “It’s really effective at drawing toxins out of the soil and into the plant itself,” she says. “So you don’t always know what, in addition to CBD, might have been in the plant.”

While local and state regulations likely make CBD from a dispensary safe, all the experts Rolling Stone spoke with stressed the importance of being an educated consumer and doing research about the company behind any CBD product. It’s not enough to just read the ingredients and confirm that what you’re buying is “lab tested,” you’re going to want to look into the company. Do they make a range of CBD products? Are they carried most reputable places that sell CBD oil in your area? The more restrictive the cannabis/CBD regulations are in your area, the more investigative work you’re going to want to do.

The issues of quality and consistency are near and dear to everyone here at Functional Remedies and something you will hear us talk about at length. Not only have we spent decades refining the genetics of our plants to maximize CBD yield while minimizing THC, we also own the entire supply chain which allows us to assure quality at every stage of production. From seed to finished product, all of our cultivation and manufacturing processes are done in strict accordance with sustainable farming practices.

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Of course, we’ve known about the healing powers of the cannabis plant since long before Functional Remedies began four years ago, but much of America is just starting to learn about the benefits to overall well-being that you can receive from using the herbal dietary supplement hemp oil. For decades, the nation demonized the cannabis plant, even adding the strain marijuana to the Schedule I federal controlled substance list. But recently, the hemp plant, which is a different strain of the cannabis plant, is gaining notoriety as more and more people share their results through reviews. Is hemp oil finally becoming more mainstream and opening the public’s minds to the nutritional support of cannabis?

Short Answer: Yes

There is a wide variety of results that come from the use of hemp oil, either as a tincture, capsules or salve. This is because, first, individuals and their health concerns they are facing vary. Secondly, hemp provides a plant-based version of a compound naturally produced within the human body, which uses it to support the endocannabinoid system. This system regulates the endocrine system, which produces hormones that influence our moods, sleep patterns, pain control and more. There are so many different health concerns associated with supporting the endocannabinoid system, and that’s why so many people are discovering high quality hemp oil.

Becoming More Mainstream

Scrolling through social media pages, YouTube and blogs, it won’t take long to find a mention of hemp oil. The evening news reports on the dietary supplement, and blogs are talking about how hemp oil is legal in all 50 states and won’t get you “high” because, by definition, hemp plants contain no more than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis that alters behavior. Misinformation like you need a medical marijuana card to purchase it have been corrected, and seniors, children, pets, working professionals and family members are finding results with it. Some people simply mix a serving of the tincture in with food.

Found in More Stores

Hemp oil is now sold in many stores, as well as online at our web site. The Monarch distribution company has recently partnered with Functional Remedies to distribute our high-quality hemp oil to pet stores throughout the nation, and convenience stores in California have also begun to stock the dietary supplement among the other health supplies.

Not All Hemp Oil is the Same

Of course, not all hemp oil found on the shelf and for sale online produce the same results because they are made by different companies using drastically different methods. At Functional Remedies, we oversee the entire process from seed to store: Our farm in Colorado using many organic techniques to grow plants from proprietary seeds that are naturally nutrient rich, and our laboratory just three hours away uses the entire plant matter in a gentle lipid infusion that protects the plant membrane and allows for a wide network of plant-based nutrition in the supplement.

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When it comes to purchasing hemp oil for sale, you want to choose a high-quality oil that is as effective as possible to support your well-being. But how can consumers tell which methods are the best? While some companies manufacture their products by creating isolates using harsh chemicals, we do it very differently at Functional Remedies. We focus on the most effective and natural delivery method to maximize the hemp plant’s health benefits.

And how do we do that? It’s a process known as “The Entourage Effect.”

Discovered from Decades of Research

When Functional Remedies embarked on production of hemp oils four years ago, they turned to Tim Gordon, an expert in the cannabis industry who is now the company’s president. Gordon spent years growing the plant, running a legal medicinal marijuana dispensary, studying the genomes of cannabis and working on the legislative and policy level in an effort to provide well-being for those in need.

Featured in Newsweek, at the Northern Colorado Hemp Expo and on just about every cannabis-related website, Tim is about as passionate of a grower as it comes. He’s studied cannabis down to its DNA to come up with an answer to how to tap into the healing qualities of this plant.

“At Functional Remedies, we do things completely differently, and it comes from my many years of researching this plant,” he said. “I studied the entourage effect in the plant and the synergistic effects on us, and what processes are the best. Over the years of trial and errors, I think I’ve found the best one. We have the most highly effective cannabinoid products in the country.”

Supporting the Body’s Natural Systems

Hemp oil works with the body because of a full spectrum of phytocannabinoids, a plant-based version of natural elements within the body called cannabinoids. These cannabinoids work within the endocannabinoid system, a recently discovered system of the human body that regulates the endocrine system. This complex internal process is responsible for a variety of functions of the brain like pain management, digestion, your body’s ability to respond to stress and general energy and emotional homeostasis. When the body undergoes stress, the endocannabinoid system benefits from external support from an all-natural supplement.

Working Together Better

There are more than a hundred cannabinoids found naturally in the hemp plant. Instead of simply focusing on one beneficial element of the plant, Functional Remedies uses a whole-plant processing method to also include terpenes, chlorophyll and other nutritional elements that work together to improve the effectiveness of the product. This is what is known as “The Entourage Effect.”

Kai Metcalfe, Functional Remedies’ production lab director, explains it.

“The idea is the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. When you get a single isolated compound, the range of efficacy is pretty narrow,” she said. “You have to have a high-level dose, but then if you surpass that you do not get constant improvement. And some trials showed that increasing the serving size of isolated compound did not increase its efficacy for very long. With a whole plant, there is a much greater chance of increasing the efficacy when you increase the serving size.”

A Totally Different Process

In order to take advantage of “The Entourage Effect,” the team at Functional Remedies starts with growing hemp plants cloned from patented seeds that have superior genetics to allow for the maximum levels of beneficial nutrients with 0.3 percent or less of THC (so there are no psychotropic “highs”). From the organic farm in Colorado, the plants’ flowers, leaves and stem material is transferred to the company’s laboratory three hours away, where it is soaked in coconut or MCT oil in a gentle lipid infusion process. Technicians oversee the process, testing regularly to ensure consistency among batches so users can expect the results they seek from the tinctures, capsules or salve.

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It’s all over the internet and the talk of many health care professionals, massage therapists, yoga instructors and chiropractors: hemp oil has a wide variety of health benefits that have helped to support the overall well-being of people and pets of all ages. Because hemp oil is a dietary supplement, it is regulated by the FDA. Companies are unable to make claims regarding specific results or health concerns that are positively impacted by hemp oil – but verified users of the products can and do add independent reviews of their personal experience with the product. So, what is everyone saying?

Helps Stabilize Moods

On the public review page of Functional Remedies, “Cedar Kelly” wrote about his experience using hemp oil tinctures from Functional Remedies for two weeks. Not only does he love the earthy flavor, but he has found benefits in keeping his moods regulated. “It gives me a space between whatever reaction I may have to the circumstances and the expression of that, so my response is mostly just silent. I just feel good about everything,” he writes, adding that he plans to purchase another bottle soon.

Increased Energy and Overall Health

John, who describes himself as a “65-year-old couch potato” also recently discovered hemp oil and ordered the 250 mg tincture drops. He reports that even within one day he noticed results, including more energy to go places with his wife. This is a big deal for him, since he had four major operations in the last five years and was looking for a product to help. “I feel better than I have in a long time,” he said.

Helpful for Those in Pain

Cannabinoids support the human endocannabinoid system. This body system regulates the endocrine system, which is responsible for the hormones that govern a wide array of functions, from pain management to sleep patterns to mood. Those who are struggling to feel good are turning to hemp oil to find help. Carl, who was searching for something to help stabilize his health, decided to purchase the 25 mg hemp capsules. Now, he writes, “Hemp oil is now a part of day-to-day life.”

Surprised and Grateful for Added Support

Many people have told our caring customer service team at Functional Remedies about how important it is to have someone to answer questions and help with purchasing. Bear, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, was especially impressed with his results. “(These are) organic, full spectrum, single-origin products backed by years of variety experimentation,” he wrote. “The 500mg Reserve tincture improves my quality of life in ways I didn’t expect.”

Great for Pets, Too

Although the tinctures produced by Functional Remedies are human food-grade and designed primarily for humans, the cannabinoids are effective for any animals with vertebrae. That’s why it’s no surprise that veterinarians and pet owners are turning to hemp oil as well. Jessie from New Jersey decided to try the 250 mg tincture for her small chihuahua with health issues. “So far, the results are very encouraging. I am so grateful to have this alternative to mainstream medicine, which I know would have potentially damaging ramifications,” he wrote.

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