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Sunday, December 25, 2022

The Quick History of Cannabis (read time: 3m 40s)

How CBD All Began

Cannabis history dates back to 500 BC in the Central Asia region. It eventually made its way into other countries, such as Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Cannabis cultivation dates back to the early colonist of America. Back then, hemp was widely grown for rope, textiles, and food. In Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Virginia areas growing hemp was a requirement for farmers early in the 1600s.

Early versions of the hemp plants had tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) but at low levels. But there is evidence back then, and even earlier, in 500 BC, people had the ingenuity to grow versions with high levels of THC for religious ceremonies and healing. Cannabis has a long history of being an herbal medicine as well. It is thought to be effective for many different conditions. However, despite the benefits, its legalization of the CBD form is still questioned in a few states. 

Cannabis Legal Woes 

Recreational weed smoking wasn’t always illegal in the US. In the early 1900s, there were smokers throughout the US using marijuana for recreation and medical purposes. It wasn’t until 1931 that 29 states outlawed weed. That was followed by the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 at the federal level. This was effective in prohibiting hemp products, except for industrial use. If that wasn’t a loophole, what is? Wisconsin was the last recipient of commercial US hemp fields in 1957. Wisconsin should be known as the birthplace of Industrial Hemp! First grown in Wisconsin as early as 1908, by 1920, Wisconsin leads the US in hemp cultivation. Wisconsin had more acreage in just four counties than all the other states in the US combined. By 1937 when the tax act happened, Wisconsin farmers could get a stamp to continue growing hemp. But by 1948, the US government stops subsidizing hemp, causing a blow to Wisconsin growers. Then by 1970, the Controlled Substances Act made marijuana illegal at the federal level. Wisconsin stayed in the legal fight for Hemp and Marijuana. By 1977 several ordinances and referendums were passed in the Madison, WI area to legally possess small amounts of pot in a private place. All this drama was in Wisconsin alone. Nationwide the next big move with cannabis was in 1996, when California was the first state to legalize medicinal cannabis. That was followed by a similar action in Washington DC and 29 other states and US territories. Today at the state level, the legal use of cannabis continues to spread across the US. Unfortunately, at the federal level, cannabis continues to be illegal.

Cannabis Uses and Benefits

Though it remains illegal, research is increasing on the effects of hemp and marijuana. For example, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-derived CBD at the federal level (2018 Farm Bill). This research is starting to tell us that CBD may be effective in many areas, including some of the following.

Is CBD Legal?

At the federal level, a simple yes. In some states, not so much. An important point to mention, good quality CBD with a THC level of 0.00% is legal on the Federal level and in all 50 states. If the CBD has a THC level of 0.3%, it is permitted on the Federal level and legal in most states. Idaho still does not allow CBD products with THC levels greater than 0.00%. The only other states in question about the legality of CBD are South Dakota and Nebraska. Check your local laws to verify if CBD is legal in your state. 

Will CBD show up on a drug test?

If you are using a Full-Spectrum Tincture, there is a greater than zero chance that the trace and legal amount of THC in the product could cause you to test positive for THC. CBD products with 0.00% THC are not expected to generate a positive result for THC. Please consider there are two types of drug tests used on urine to test for cannabis:

  • Immunoassay test: Tells you whether the breakdown product of THC is present.
  • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) test: Tells you the type and amount of all compounds present, even CBD.

You will test negative if you have received an immunoassay test, provided you have only consumed CBD (0.00% THC). However, the more complex GC-MS test can detect the presence of CBD if required. 

If your work requires drug testing, understand their list of banned substances before consuming CBD. Better safe than sorry.

Tips For Buying CBD 

So many choices and people are trying to get your money. Buyer beware. Many CBD items are not what they claim to be. It’s essential to ensure you have a high-quality item that is not full of the things you don’t want and higher THC levels than you expected. Lookout for some of the things below.

  • Production Methods
    • It’s crucial to understand the extraction methods used. For example, some of the highest quality CBD uses an alcohol extraction.
  • Review
    • Reviews are good for understanding how your peers used the product and their results. Some newer companies may not have a customer base yet, so make sure they have some certifying agency behind their business practices, such as their Better Business Bureau rating. This ensures they have good business practices that put the consumer first.
  • Company Transparency
    • Where are they sourcing their CBD? Do they have 3rd party testing proof? What is their return policy? Do they have a mailing address and contact phone number? Are they responsive to your email request?

Overall Thoughts

I have found CBD to be an excellent option for me versus over-the-counter medication. CBD along with mindfulness helps manage the pain and calms some of the stress and anxiety. Some of the best quality CBD available can be found at https://www.adornwellcbd.com.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

What Is CBD? (read time: 2 min 30 sec)

Tell Me About CBD

What is Cannabidiol?

Maybe you have seen the commercials or even caught a glimpse of the ads online. Someone around the coffee machine may have even mentioned something about it, or you may have seen some news articles talking about it. But however you heard about it, if you were like me in the past, you wondered what those three letters are and how I would benefit from them.

Those three letters CBD is short for cannabidiol and is an all-natural compound found in hemp plants. CBD is just one of the many different types of cannabinoids, meaning that it belongs to the cannabis family. Oh yeah, you read cannabis! Many people think of marijuana when you say the word cannabis. The CBD I'm writing about isn't that type of cannabis and is NOT made from marijuana. When many people think of cannabis, the first thing that comes to mind is that little rolled-up thing that has psychoactive properties or, in short, gets you HIGH! That stuff in cannabis that gives you the high feeling is THC. The higher the THC levels, the higher you will get. One crucial fact about cannabis with high THC levels is it is still illegal at the Federal Government level. Over the past decade, many states have legalized marijuana, but no move happened at the Federal level.

Quality CBD has no properties causing psychoactive or intoxicating effects on you. It, therefore, doesn't cause any "high" feeling. If appropriately manufactured, premium CBD does not significantly impact your brain's cognitive functions and doesn't cause any "high" feeling. Anyone can easily incorporate high-quality CBD into a daily schedule without concerns about getting high. An important point to mention about good quality CBD with a THC level of 0.00% is legal on the Federal level and in all 50 states. If the CBD has a THC level of 0.3%, it is permitted on the Federal level and legal in most states. Idaho still does not allow any CBD products with THC levels greater than 0.00%. The only other states in question about the legality of CBD are South Dakota and Nebraska. Check your local laws to verify if CBD is legal if you are in those states.

Does the quality of the CBD product matter?

YES! I will keep this short and sweet! YES! Know and understand what CBD you are purchasing. I have seen cases lately where customers purchase CBD and find that the THC levels are much higher than the legal limit of 0.3%, causing legal issues. I've seen news reports of CBD shop raids by the police because of products not testing at the proper THC levels. Make sure you purchase high-quality CBD with a Certificate of Analysis (CoAs). CoAs are proof that a valid 3rd party testing authority has verified that your product meets the legal requirements of THC levels.

How does CBD work?

Did you know your body already naturally produces cannabinoids? Yep, it sure does do that naturally. Your body has its very own endocannabinoid system. As your body produces cannabinoids, two types of receptors use those cannabinoids, the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Those receptors are a part of your endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout your body and affect various processes, including your sensation for pain, appetite, mood, and memory. CBD can modulate the receptors in your body, which may have therapeutic effects on your health and wellness.

So what does it all mean?

From experience, for me, it means relief. I've tried CBD for many different things and, in most cases, have found comfort in the outcome. Is it a solve-all miracle option? NO! But it does provide relief from the challenges of life. The CBD products I have tried, along with healthier eating (being a foodie, I struggle with healthier eating), meditation, and other holistic methods, have made CBD the go-to choice for me! To try premium CBD visit https://www.adornwellcbd.com

What Are CBD Bath Bombs? (read time: 2 min)

All About CBD Bath Bombs

There are many different bath bombs available. Inspired by Alka Seltzers, Mo Constantine, a co-founder of Lush, is credited with inventing bath bombs back in 1989. Bath bombs consist of many different hard-packed mixtures of dry ingredients which fizz and give off bubbles and fragrances when dropped in bathwater. Some common ingredients include essential oils and Epsom salts.

Now 32 years later, bath bombs are making a resurgence with a twist. Bath Bombs are now incorporating all-natural cannabinoids in them. CBD Bath Bombs are growing in popularity. Today a CBD Bath Bomb is made up of many different ingredients. However, one key ingredient that helps with fizz is citric acid. The better quality pure CBD Bath Bombs include essential oils, grape seed oil, Epsom Salt, pure CBD Isolate, and other ingredients.

CBD Bath Bombs include ingredients that offer different benefits that can positively affect your overall well-being. For example, the premium CBD Bath Bombs include grape seed oil, which hydrates your skin, leaving your body moisturized and naturally soft. Another ingredient used in high-quality CBD Bath Bombs is Epsom salt. Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate, which may improve sleep, stress levels, and muscle recovery. In addition to the Epsom salt, the all-natural Hemp-based extract is thought to assist with pain, inflammation, and anxiety. It is essential only to use pure CBD Isolate derived from a hemp base that has been 3rd party lab tested for purity and potency.

CBD Bath Bombs come in many different shapes but usually are a ball-shaped mixture of hard-packed dry ingredients and all-natural Hemp-based extract that fizzes and gives off fragrances when dropped in bathwater. Today you can get CBD Bath Bombs in many different shapes and scents.

Why use CBD Bath Bombs?

Bath bombs are just one tool in building a holistic arsenal to improve your overall wellness routine.  CBD Bath Bombs don’t only provide an enhanced relaxing soak, CBD has been shown to be an anti-inflammatory. Along with the anti-inflammatory properties consumers have used CBD in support of breakouts and the reduction of irritation from acne-prone skin. CBD’s antioxidant properties support dryness, skin dullness, ruddy tone, and wrinkles.

CBD Bath Bombs: Ingredients

Corn Starch, Binds with baking soda and citric acid to slow down the fizzing reaction when the bath bomb is placed into the water. Baking Soda, creates a hard base with citric acid that will dissolve and fizz when in contact with water. Citric Acid, is one of the main ingredients in bath bombs and is responsible for fizzing when it comes into contact with water. Epsom Salt is commonly found in bath bombs for skin and muscle relaxation. Cream of Tartar has potential antitoxin and antibacterial properties for the skin. Grape Seed Oil protects skin from damage and contains antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Water, which hydrates skin. Oxide Pigment Powder is commonly used in cosmetic/skin products for color. Essential Oils, add a fragrant scent with skin-soothing properties. MCT Oil has antifungal and antimicrobial properties. CBD Isolate may exert palliative effects such as attenuating inflammation, chronic pain, anxiety, and muscle tension. To try premium CBD visit https://www.adornwellcbd.com