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© iStock/Ivan-balvan CBD is having prominent impact on global markets and regulation, as regulators move to use it as an alternative to traditionally prescribed medications. Canada made headlines in 2018 after it became the second country in the world to completely legalise adult cannabis use. The country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was a strong advocate for legalisation and ultimately, the country decided to pass new legislation and initiate legal adult-use in late 2018. As more CBD clinical results come out, they are having an impact on regulation around cannabis. However, despite Canada’s legal market, the enormous US market continues to cast a cloud over its northern neighbour, even though the US has not yet moved to federally legalise cannabis. Instead, the US government has granted states the jurisdiction to legalise cannabis for either medical or recreational purposes. CBD clinical results As of June 2019, 33 states and the District of Columbia allowed the use of cannabis for medical applications. Moreover, 11 of those states, including the District of Columbia have legalised adult recreational use. Overall, the US is the primary global market driver because of its early adoption, dating back to the late 1990s when states such as California, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington were the first to implement a medicinal cannabis programme. However, the industry was completely reshaped when Colorado and Washington legalised recreational cannabis in 2014. However, despite Colorado and Washington’s efforts, the topic of adult-use legalisation is still dubious among world political leaders. Nonetheless, a handful of countries have decided to legalise medical cannabis. Specifically, most countries are using CBD-based products in their medical programmes. CBD or cannabidiol is a chemical compound found within the hemp plant, which falls under the cannabis family. Regulators are more inclined to approve CBD because it does not cause any dependency or stimulate psychotropic effects, unlike THC – more results from CBD studies are informing regulation in Canda. The markets As a result, CBD is having prominent impact on global markets – according to data compiled by MarketsandMarkets, the global cannabis market was valued at $10bn (~€8.95bn) in 2018. By 2023, the market is expected to reach $39.4bn while exhibiting a CAGR of 30.7% during the forecast period. After the US passed the Farm Bill in 2018, hemp-derived CBD products became the craze among consumers. Promptly, many companies decided to launch hemp grow houses throughout the country. Notably, hemp can be used for multiple purposes, including industrial manufacturing applications. However, hemp is primarily associated with CBD-based health and wellness products. Typically, the hemp plant contains less than 0.3% THC, which is not enough to cause psychoactive effects. On the other hand, THC-dominant strains can pack as much as 30% or higher THC levels. According to Marijuana Break, in 2018, estimates indicated that the average THC levels in strains were approximately 15%. In comparison, one of the highest CBD plants is Cannatonic, a strain with up to 12% CBD. However, Marijuana Break noted that your chances of successfully growing a high-CBD plant from a Cannatonic seed are less than 75%. Producing CBD There is no way to produce more CBD content than the amount a plant genetically contains. Yet, cultivators can achieve high-CBD strains by selecting an ideal seed and treating it with optimal growing conditions. Generally, factors such as warm soil temperature, warm air temperature, and lower levels of water can potentially allow plants to unlock its full CBD capability. Moreover, positive general care and harvesting at a specific time can also result in higher CBD levels. The higher CBD content can then more effectively alleviate medical symptoms such as chronic pain and insomnia. Doctors throughout the US are beginning to prescribe patients with CBD to treat their ailments.
Pain Management and Other Benefits of CBD Oil Chronic pain plagues many people because of a variety of medical conditions. Although synthetic drugs are conveniently available, many people are looking for natural alternatives to these drugs. One such alternative is cannabidiol. However, despite the positive response from those who have tried this product, scientific and clinical trials on its effectiveness are still limited. For anyone considering cannabidiol as a natural pain reliever, it is essential to understand the facts to overcome misconceptions. How does the body react to cannabidiol? Cannabis and other plants contain compounds known as cannabinoids. Most people think that when you think of cannabinoids, you are only referring to THC, which is the compound that makes you high. On the contrary, CBD does not have the same effect. Our bodies have an ECS or endocannabinoid system. If you use CBD oil, this system will receive and translate signals from the cannabidiol. Some of the known effects of CBD oil is to help with sleep, enhance immune system response, and relieve pain. Most CBD oil sold today comes from industrial hemp. In the UK, there is a specific strain of industrial hemp approved by the EU for CBD oil production. Different manufacturers use different extraction methods to get the compound from the plant. After extracting CBD, it is then mixed into the carrier oil. Using CBD oil to manage pain CBD has been explored for medicinal use for thousands of years, but the modern medical community has only recently studied its benefits. When it comes to pain management, the following are potential uses of CBD oil: Relief for arthritic pain. Topical CBD oil like creams and ointments may help people experiencing chronic pain caused by arthritis. However, there are limited clinical trials to support this claim. If you want to try CBD oil, consult your physician first. Chronic pain caused by a variety of medical conditions. In general, any pain experienced as a result of certain medical conditions may be relieved by CBD oil. Those who have migraines, pain caused by injuries, and even cancer patients may use CBD oil as a natural remedy. In some severe conditions like multiple sclerosis, CBD oil may be used to manage the pain caused by muscle spasms. All these potential applications of CBD are still undergoing extensive clinical studies. Since there is little known about the possible side effects of using CBD oil while also taking medication, it is best to consult your physician before giving it a try. Other general uses of CBD oil In addition to pain management, CBD oil has many other uses. One popular application is in skincare. People who suffer from severe acne use CBD oil to decrease inflammation. Since CBD oil is known for causing a calming effect, it is also used for treating anxiety. Overall, there have not been any significant reports of side effects. What you need to watch out for, however, is buying from a reputable manufacturer. Always check for lab reports and detailed composition before buying a particular product that contains CBD oil. Read reviews and customer feedback to ensure your safety. Image: https://pixabay.com/photos/abdominal-pain-attack-medical-2493327/
Chronic or acute pain, stress, fatigue: CBD works in the body in all of these situations, because of the existing endocannabinoid system. Your body already has CB1 receptors located throughout the peripheral, central nervous system, and CB2 receptors located throughout the immune system, and also in the muscles, and skeleton. Your body, when there’s episodes of pain, stress, or fatigue, develops a stress response. A system that’s primarily mediated by the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis, cortisol, norepinephrine, epinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine all work in this fight or flight phenomenon that it needs to be restored to equilibrium after the episode of stress, or pain. And, that’s where the endocannabinoid system comes in. It plays a significant role by increasing the levels of endocannabinoids and receptors in areas of pain and stress, which helps to restore equilibrium and control the amount of inflammation or stress that the body experiences in these settings. This system is already in place in your body. There’s CB1 and CB2 receptors, and the endocannabinoid (“endo” meaning coming from within and “cannabinoids” being the molecules). The cannabinoids — anandamide and 2-AG being the predominant ones — contribute to this termination of a stress response that is also reasonable and valuable in the setting of treating pain, stress, and symptoms of fatigue that lead to problems with appetite, sleep disorders, chronic pain or inflammation. RELATED: Everything You Need To Know About Your Endocannabinoid System The CB1 receptors are expressed throughout the peripheral and central nervous system in the GABA and glutaminergic nerve terminals, but there’s also effects of CB receptors in serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine terminals in the central nervous system, the brain, the spinal cord, and in the peripheral nervous system. These nerves are found throughout the body and help us to feel our hands and feet, as well as to move our bodies, and be aware of sensation. The brain area where motor control lies is also where situations such as tremors or muscle spasm originate. These areas are also the source of memory and cognition impairment, which is impacted by anxiety, lack of sleep, stress or PTSD. This area is rich in CB1 receptors. Photo by Bacsica/Getty Images CB2 receptors are located primarily in the immune system, the spleen, lymph nodes, and the bone marrow, but also in the musculoskeletal cells. These cells also respond to stimulation with CBD, so our endocannabinoids that the body naturally produces (the anandamide and 2-AG) are found all over the body. But studies have shown that in areas of chronic inflammation such as arthritic joints, there are higher concentrations of endocannabinoids suggesting the up regulation of those molecules, and an up regulation of the CB receptors similar to other body systems. When you need control of inflammation, the body brings additional receptors and additional endocannabinoids to the sites. It makes sense that CBD would be effective for stress management, the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain, insomnia, and anxiety, because it’s going to activate those same CB1 and CB2 receptors that already exist over your entire body. This restores equilibrium and plays a significant role in terminating a stress response either due to chronic stress, inflammation, or pain. This post originally appeared on CBD & Cannabis Info.
MILLIONS of Brits wrongly believe CBD oil is illegal in the UK, according to new research. The oil, said to help promote sleep, ease chronic pain, and reduce stress and anxiety, is legal in the UK as it doesn’t contain THC - the psychoactive compound that causes the high. 1 Millions of Brits wrongly think CBD oil is illegal - and that it's the same as smoking cannabisCredit: Getty - Contributor But two thirds believe it is banned. And eight in 10 think the effect of taking the naturally-derived oil is the same as smoking cannabis. More than half also said they would judge a friend or family member negatively if they knew they took CBD. The research of 2,000 adults, commissioned by premium CBD oil manufacturer Dr Ed to celebrate the launch of new range of CBD oils, found more than three quarters are confused by CBD. And eight in 10 describe it - despite being perfectly legal - as ‘dodgy’. Neuroscientist Dr Edward Jones, who formed the company, said: “Although cannabidiol was isolated as a compound decades ago, knowledge of its potentially potent therapeutic value is only now becoming mainstream. “As with most emerging industries, regulation is loose, which has led to a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding surrounding CBD and an awful lot of mis-selling. “Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis. “While cannabis itself is an addictive drug, once extracted from the plant, CBD is actually a safe and non-addictive substance, with none of the side effects associated with cannabis such as the feeling of being ‘high’.” The study also found CBD is most widely used by women aged 45 to 60 - 67 per cent claimed to have taken or considered taking the oil. At the other end of the scale, those age 25 to 30 were least likely to use CBD, with just 21 per cent open to trying it. As well as confusion around CBD in general, the research also highlighted a lack of knowledge around the oil and its connection to cannabis. Two thirds are wrongly under the impression its use is banned in professional sports. Dr Ed added: “There is increasing evidence that CBD can be used to successfully treat a number of complaints including anxiety and pain, and can also help with concentration, sleep, and muscle recovery after sports. GAME-CHANGER Is this the end of smear tests? New pee test 'better at spotting cancer' RISK FACTOR Are you one of the 350,000 people with 'new' type 1.5 diabetes? Signs to know Exclusive MIDLINE CRISIS Coke epidemic among over-50s sees number of hospital cases treble in 5 years TOE WAY! Man lived with FOURTEEN toes for decades after parents thought it was good luck RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Weekly run can 'slash the risk of early death by more than a quarter' ALZ JAB HOPE Revolutionary new jab could offer lifelong protection from Alzheimer’s VAPE TRAGEDY Second Brit death linked to vaping as 'worried e-cig users return to tobacco' MIND ALTERING Screen time 'damages brains of kids under 6 - affecting language and reading' ‘NOT AN ANIMAL’ Dad of autistic teen in ‘cell’ 24/7 says she’s treated ‘like a vicious dog’ FUTURE DIET Skin 'implants' will calculate the best diet for you in future, scientists say “Far from being ‘dodgy’ or illegal, CBD is still actually a bit of an untapped resource, and with further research and clinical trials there will no doubt be many more health benefits to emerge. “As there is currently a lack of regulation in the sector, finding a reputable CBD manufacturer is not always easy. “Dr Ed is one of the few companies to impose self-regulation on its products to ensure batch consistency, and a guarantee of zero per cent THC - the part of the cannabis plant which is illegal above strict concentrations and responsible for the ‘high’ feeling.”
October 4, 2019 Posted by: Shane Dwyer Category: CBD Oil Although seniors probably comprise the largest anti-marijuana age group, they are beginning to flock towards CBD. The non-intoxicating compound is used to treat medical conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, and PTSD, among other things. Although studies are encouraging, further research is required to prove the efficacy of the compound. While oils, tinctures, and edibles are flying off the shelves in Western Europe and North America, CBD topicals are gaining a more significant foothold in the industry. Normally, they come in the form of lotions and creams that you rub on a specific part of the body. Proponents of CBD topicals suggest they get to work quickly, and you could rapidly feel the positive effects. How Do You Use CBD Topicals? According to a 2019 report from the Arthritis Foundation, almost 80% of surveyed arthritis patients had already used CBD or were planning to do so. Of those who used the cannabinoids for arthritis symptoms, 55% chose CBD topicals which they applied to the joints. The effectiveness of NSAIDs and OTC pharmaceutical drugs for such conditions is open for debate. However, it is a fact that a significant proportion of people are allergic to these forms of medication. In contrast, some seniors say they apply CBD cream, walk away, and realize that they feel no pain. For the most part, applying CBD topicals to the joints twice a day is often sufficient. Individuals with conditions such as psoriasis and eczema also prefer CBD lotions and creams. Are CBD Topicals Effective? CBD appears to have science on its side. Creams and lotions could help tackle inflammation or pain at a specific site on the body, such as your joints. They are absorbed through the skin and interact with cells near the surface. The cannabidiol doesn’t enter the bloodstream and isn’t designed to ‘cure’ a systemic problem. However, those who use it often claim a diminished level of pain and inflammation in a specific area. Unlike OTC pain relief products, CBD topicals don’t ‘mask’ pain or inflammation. The skin contains a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors, part of the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). These CBD receptors are located throughout the body and are associated with immune function, memory, pain sensation, appetite, and much more. A study by Philpott, O’Brien, and McDougall, published in the journal Pain in December 2017, looked at CBD’s effectiveness on pain and inflammation in rats. The team discovered that when rats with osteoarthritis received prophylactic treatment with CBD, they experienced a cessation of pain. As promising as some of the research into CBD’s effects on pain is, recent reviews suggest that further studies are required. With the Farm Bill of 2018 legalizing the growth of industrial hemp in the United States, scientists can finally conduct detailed research into cannabidiol. Best Practices for Using CBD Topicals Decide Where to Apply the Cream/Lotion: The actual site of the pain is potentially different from where you think it is. For instance, is it tension in your neck that is causing your migraine, or is it emanating from your head? If you want to use a CBD topical to address general pain, apply it to ‘sore’ spots such as the shoulders, soles of the feet, joints, or temples. Thorough Cleanse the Site: Unless you had a bath or shower five seconds ago, there are bacteria and contaminants on your skin. Clean, and then dry the area where you intend to apply the compound. Apply Liberally: Don’t be afraid to use lots of CBD cream on the site if necessary. Some users add a second or even a third dose! However, we recommend trying a small amount first to see how it affects you. Clean Your Hands: Wash your hands before AND after applying the CBD topical. Some products have added ingredients such as mint or citrus, which can sting the eyes. Don’t Expect Miracles: Regardless of what you have read about the healing powers of CBD, the cannabinoid affects everyone differently. If you have had crippling arthritis for 15 years, don’t expect CBD to ‘cure’ it! In most cases, users report a reduction in pain; a sensation which takes a while to appear. Where is the Best Place to Purchase CBD Topicals? The industry as a whole has a problem with a lack of regulation. It is wise to invest in reputable brands such as Premium Jane known for producing high-quality CBD topicals. The best products include organic CBD taken from the raw plant material. Make sure the brand in question has third-party lab reports and a significant online presence with a professional-looking website. Most sellers offer tubs containing 2-4 ounces of cream or lotion. While it doesn’t seem like a lot, it is normal for a 2-oz container to last over a month! When compared to expensive pharmaceutical products with questionable benefits, CBD topicals suddenly seem like excellent value for money! Author: Shane Dwyer Shane Dwyer is a cannabis advocate who isn't afraid to tell the world about it! You can find his views, rants, and tips published regularly at The 420 Times.
In 2005, Chris Potratz was deployed in Kuwait. The war in Iraq had already taken the lives of some 2,000 U.S. soldiers, and many of those who returned were plagued with anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain, as Potratz was. Upon completing his service, Potratz sought relief. He tried pharmaceuticals prescribed by the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, as well as marijuana. Then he discovered cannabidiol, or CBD. CBD is a chemical derived from the hemp plant. Unlike THC, the famously psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, CBD does not cause a high. It does, however, affect the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulate appetite, immune system function, pain, stress response and more. To Potratz’s amazement, CBD products eased his anxiety. They helped him sleep through the night. Finally, he’d found a treatment that fit, and he wanted to give others a chance to experience the same relief he did. So he opened Greenlight Natural, an upscale CBD product retailer located at 70th and Maple in the Benson neighborhood of Omaha. “I really wanted to help people, and this store felt like the best position for me to do that,” Potratz said. A Place Your Grandmother Would Feel Comfortable When initially conceptualizing his store, Potratz said he asked himself, “Where would my mom or grandma actually go to shop?” Surprise, surprise: it would not be a place filled with glass pipes, incense sticks and packets of kratom. In his effort to distinguish Greenlight Natural from the typical CBD retailer (such as “head shops,” gas stations, tobacco retailers, etc.), Potratz created a place that feels like a blend between a day spa and an Apple store: plenty of open space and natural light with soft colors. Everything seems to be geared toward a clean, comfortable experience for Greenlight’s customers. Potratz offers a wealth of knowledge about CBD, knowledge he eagerly shares. He also spends hours researching and testing products before stocking his shelves. Since CBD is not regulated by the FDA, he said it can be a challenge to sort through all the products out there. “I do my best to find the highest quality in each category of product.” And while he knows CBD is no cure-all, he considers it an effective and affordable option for conditions it’s been known to treat, such as epilepsy, anxiety, troubled sleep and pain. He also said it’s important for people to consult their physicians if they have any questions about CBD or how it would affect them, as the compound can have potentially dangerous interactions with certain prescribed medications. CBD and the Law The CBD retailed at Greenlight Natural comes from the hemp plant and is legal at both the state and federal levels thanks to last year’s passage of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. Although CBD can also be found in the marijuana plant, many people, like Potratz, do not enjoy the high produced by marijuana’s THC component. THC can cause extreme anxiety, nausea, dizziness, rapid pulse and paranoia. CBD cannot produce a high. Potratz said: “There is a spectrum of opinions about cannabis: one end supports the study and use of cannabis and the other end does not even tolerate the idea. CBD gets caught in the middle.” He acknowledges the stigma attached to CBD products, as some people do not understand the difference between hemp and marijuana. “I was very surprised to learn how many people I know are still confused about CBD,” he said. Under federal law, all CBD products are legal as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. In Nebraska, Legislative Bill 657 removed the controlled substance classification from hemp and, ultimately, CBD. But as recently as May 2019, people have faced felony charges for selling cannabidiol. “Clearly,” he said, “there is a need to further the conversation.” To learn more about the store, visit www.greenlightnatural.com or check out the shop at 7016 Maple St. in Omaha.
Are you suffering from chronic or acute pain? Using CBD Oil for pain, or CBD Gummies for pain is a natural remedy that has become very popular as of late. Every day more new CBD companies open up, making it hard for you to find the best CBD products for pain. CBD has gained in popularity due in large part to the many health benefits to which it has been associated. There needs to be more detailed studies done on the use of CBD for pain, but you can read many reviews and stories about how great the best CBD products for pain are in providing relief. CBD gummies for pain are a tasty way to add CBD into your health regimen – so we’re going to focus on these. There are many brands and products to choose from. CBD products for pain can be taken in multiple ways, for example you can use a CBD oil for pain, take CBD gummies for pain, or even use a CBD balm or CBD topical for pain. Today, we will be focusing on CBD gummies for pain, so as usual we’ve narrowed it down to the five best CBD gummies for pain. What is CBD? CBD is a cannabis compound linked to numerous potential health benefits. Unfortunately, the research has been limited to mostly animal studies; however, these studies have been very promising. There is also an abundance of anecdotal evidence regarding the effects of CBD. Of course, more scientific evidence needs to be made to find out exactly how CBD affects our bodies. We will most likely see a flood of research come in now that CBD is legal in all 50 states. What can CBD Gummies be used for? Pain is just one thing CBD potentially helps with, but as well as using CBD gummies for pain, CBD has also been used to improve the following conditions: Anxiety and stress Cancer, HIV, and other diseases that affect the immune system Epilepsy Insomnia, other sleep disorders, and general difficulty falling and staying asleep Nausea While there still needs to be significant scientific research, the World Health Organization has found CBD to be non-addictive and safe for human consumption. You should talk to your doctor before taking CBD, especially if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications. CBD Oil for Pain CBD Oil for pain, CBD gummies and other CBD products for pain aid in the body’s absorption of anandamide. Anandamide regulates pain, sleep, and appetite. By stimulating anandamide absorption, CBD potentially relieves pain, reduces inflammation, redness, and swelling. Additionally, CBD may minimize spinal cord and brain inflammation which could help immune and nervous system disorders. However again, we should stress that there is significant research being put into CBD and it’s impact on all of these issues. How to Choose CBD Gummies for Pain and Where to Buy CBD Gummies for Pain Near Me We’ve chosen the best CBD gummies for pain using the following criteria: Vegan THC Free Sugar content Source of CBD Choice of Flavors Organic and all-natural Third-party tested and independently verified All five companies sell legal CBD gummies for pain online. While many states have not legalized cannabis, the 2018 Farm Bill states that CBD products made with CBD derived from commercial hemp are legal in all 50 states. You can buy CBD at your local dispensary, however not all dispensaries are legal. For this reason we recommend buying CBD Oil for pain and CBD gummies for pain from reputable online stores that provide fast shipping and quality products. When you’re choosing the best CBD products for pain, find out how the CBD is sourced, how much CBD is actually in each gummy, whether the products are tested, and what ingredients are added to make the gummy. CBD Gummies for pain 1. Balance CBD The best CBD gummies for pain are Balance CBD’s Raspberry flavor. Enjoy floral hints with both the tart and sweet taste of sun-ripened raspberries. Balance CBD’s gummies are natural, organic, vegan, and gluten-free. They do not contain artificial flavors or preservatives. You can choose between 10mg or 25mg of CBD per gummy. Their CBD is derived from premium American hemp, and their gummies are made in-house in a GMP certified facility by culinary professionals. To ensure safety, these gummies for pain are doctor-formulated, and third-party lab tested. There’s also other great CBD gummies that may help with pain relief such as their Orange, Cotton Candy, Strawberry and Wildberry flavors! Along with their range of gummies, they also sell CBD Oil for pain, CBD balms for pain, CBD Pet Products and more! 2. Diamond CBD Diamond CBD’s Chill Plus Gummies are 100% CBD infused gummies for pain. They are THC-free natural cbd edibles made from industrial hemp. These extra-strength treats pack a powerful punch with 200mg of CBD in each gummy. This amount may be too strong for first-timers. What’s great about Diamond CBD’s Chill Plus Gummies is that they come in a variety of flavors and shapes: gummy bears, sour bears, sour faces, sour snakes, watermelon slices, worms, mini fruits, and rainbow bites. Each pack contains 12-14 CBD gummies for pain, and you can see the lab test results on the site to ensure that there are no toxins in your gummies. Note, these cbd gummies for pain are made in a facility that also produces products that contain nuts, dairy, wheat, gluten, egg, and soy. 3. Fab CBD Fab CBD Chews are Non-GMO, all-natural, pesticide-free, vegan, safe, and environmentally friendly. These gummies are made with CBD isolate, meaning that they are THC-free. Fab CBD Chews are delicious and use all-natural flavor including carrot, pumpkin, apple, and more. Since these chews are made with ingredients grown in nature, they can vary slightly from batch to batch. No additives or dyes are added so there may be some slight differences in the color of your gummies. These CBD gummies for pain use whole-plant hemp extracts that contain flavonoids, cannabinoids, and terpenes that work together to alleviate your pain. At 25mg of CBD per gummy, these chews are reasonably priced. It should be noted that Fab CBD chews are made in the same facility that handles soy, fish gelatin, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, and milk products. 4. Intrinsic Hemp – CBD Gummies Intrinsic Hemp’s CBD gummies for pain are the classic gummy bear. They have the taste and texture that you remember from childhood. These CBD gummies for pain are made with coconut oil and CBD derived from Kentucky-grown hemp. Each gummy contains 20mg of CBD and has no residual solvents that may be present in lower quality CBD isolates. Intrinsic Hemp’s CBD gummies come 30 gummies per bottle. Each gummy is non-GMO, gluten-free, and has gone through cGMP manufacturing processes. 5. Sensei CBD Gummies Sensei CBD Gummies for pain contain 20 mg of CBD isolate per gummy and come in 25 or 50 packs. The CBD is sourced from hemp produced on Kentucky family farms in an FDA certified facility. These CBD gummies for pain are not all-natural, but their natural ingredients are organic and non-GMO. Each gummy is vegan and uses cold-pressed, ultra-purified isolate CBD oil, which means there’s 0% THC. Note, these gummies are manufactured in a facility that also processes nuts, eggs, soy, and dairy. CBD Gummies For Sale — The Ultimate CBD Gummies for Pain Review Balance CBD, an AAXLL Brands Company easily offers the best CBD gummies for pain. However, any of the brands on our would be an exceptional addition to your health regimen. If you’re looking for the best CBD products, make sure you choose a well-reviewed brand. You want the highest quality ingredients and to ensure that the integrity of the CBD is not compromised. Note that many companies offer lower quality CBD products, and some may even make you fail a drug test because their CBD oil for pain, and the CBD gummies for pain contain more than 0.3% THC. Unlike THC Gummies Look for companies that use supercritical CO2 extraction for the CBD, like Balance CBD. The FDA continues to fine or shut down companies that overstate their CBD levels. Get peace of mind when you purchase from companies that provide third-party lab testing. Balance CBD not only checks off all our boxes for a superior gummy brand, but they also give you the most value. All of the companies we have listed have been well-reviewed. Many reviewers have said that CBD gummies helped with chronic pain, including pain associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia. Also, reviews are stating that CBD gummies for pain helped with post-surgery recovery and recovery in general. We also have a list of the best CBD products for your pets! If you’re new to CBD, then you should try this quiz.
CHICAGO, Illinois -- Careers continue to be upended by the wildly popular cannabis extract known as CBD.Products infused with hemp are legal, but largely unregulated and may be hazardous to your occupational health. Since first reporting on this issue last spring, the ABC7 I-Team has uncovered more devastated workers who lost their jobs after they claimed their drug screens were tripped up by CBD.A west suburban bus driver decided to go public with her ordeal in hopes of sparing someone else the pain she's now experiencing.Missy Barton drove a school bus for District 301 in Kane County for 13 years."Next to being a wife and mom, it was the next best job I could have," Barton said.But that job came to an abrupt end in June 2018 after she flunked her company drug test, a screening she had scheduled as part of her mandated bus license renewal."The doctor called, he said it was positive, the drug screening, and I was puzzled. I said, 'Are you calling for Melissa Barton?' And he said, 'Yes.' He said, 'THC/marijuana.' I said, 'I don't do anything.' I said, 'I don't even know... I don't even know,'" Barton told the I-Team.Barton said she doesn't drink or smoke, and she has never used illegal drugs. But she had taken hemp oil capsules for back pain relief.She suspects that those capsules left trace amounts of THC in her system.Barton was stunned by the test results and still has trouble believing the over-the-counter product could have caused the positive reading.RELATED: CBD caused drug test failure, woman saysMany pharmacology experts aren't surprised some people are failing drug screenings after using certain CBD products because THC can build up in your system. The compound is found in both cannabis plants: hemp and marijuana.CBD taken from hemp should have 0.3% or less of THC, the psychoactive chemical that causes a mind-altering effect.THC is among the drugs screened for by some companies. It's not permitted for certain employees, including those who drive big rigs and school buses.Drug screenings don't reveal what product you used, only that you have signs of THC in your system.The Illinois Secretary of State told the I-Team that it would not back off its zero tolerance policy. The office enforces federal guidelines and state laws for most truckers and bus drivers.It's a heavily regulated industry and Illinois goes a step further, requiring annual permit renewals for school bus drivers that include drug screens.RELATED: Interested in trying CBD? Here's what you need to know Kevin Duesterhaus, who's head of the Commercial Driver's Program for the Illinois Secretary of State, said the office wants to keep its zero tolerance policy intact."We really do because that is precious cargo we are hauling, kids back and forth to school," Duesterhaus said.Duesterhaus also said despite the legalization of recreational marijuana and the proliferation of CBD products, concerns of impairment in these safety sensitive jobs remain and there are no plans to loosen current regulations."I don't think we want to start giving a little bit here and a little bit there," he said. State data provided to the I-Team shows only a handful of bus drivers appeal their suspensions each year. Of those that do, very few are reinstated.The office's representatives also said they had not heard of the CBD and THC dilemma until the I-Team brought it to their attention.They said Barton's case is the only one on record so far.Barton said she understands the need to keep children safe. But she also wants the state to know that there are cases like hers out there, and there may be others who lost their license but decided not to fight the suspension.Barton said the CBD was actually helping with her aches and pain, but she'll never take it again after losing her permit.To keep track of her case, Barton created a binder that's full of letters of support from her employers, neighbors and children.Barton's daughter, Elizabeth, read part of the letter she helped present to the Department of Administrative Hearings, which conducts hearings for drivers seeking reinstatement of a license that's been suspended or revoked.Elizabeth said, "When we found out that day, we kind of laughed. Like my dad did. This is so unlike her. Like we are the most innocent and naive family that I can think of. My mom would never do anything like that."She also said, "It would be a shame for our mom not to be reinstated as a bus driver because families are missing out on having the safest and kindest bus driver to drive their kids."The hemp oil company also told state hearing members that the product should not have caused Barton to test positive for THC. The company said their product contains no more than 0.2% THC per pill.In its decision not to reinstate Barton's bus driving permit, the state's hearing officer wrote that "any drug containing THC cannot be used as a legitimate medical explanation, even if it can be proven to be the cause of the positive test results."Barton will not be able to reapply for a permit until 2021. Copyright © 2019 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.
As a retail cannabis business owner or manager, you're always looking for ways to offer a higher level of service to your customers. And one potential opportunity to do that? Delivery service. Offering delivery is a rising trend at dispensaries where laws permit them — and for many consumers, it's quickly becoming the preferred method of getting cannabis. But how, exactly, do you add delivery service to your retail? Why Should You Add Delivery? First things first — before we jump into how to add delivery services to your dispensary, let's first cover why you should consider adding delivery in the first place. Adding delivery to your roster of services adds a variety of benefits for your consumers — starting with privacy. While many cannabis consumers are perfectly comfortable walking into a dispensary, there are others who aren't as open about their cannabis consumption. And for those consumers, delivery allows them to get the products they want and need — without advertising their consumption habits by shopping at a retail cannabis location. “[Delivery] offers the privacy I feel like so many people seek,” said Mallory Pracale, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects for Terra Tech. Gina Coleman/WeedmapsDelivery services offer advantages to retailers and consumers alike. The convenience of home deliveries for busy shoppers, or medical patients unable to visit a store, is unparalleled. Deliveries also provide a tidy revenue boost for cannabis retailers. The convenience delivery offers consumers is also a huge benefit. This is true for pretty much every consumer. “Everyone has busy schedules, and when you're looking to have your product delivered you're able to … not add in that additional stop on your way home and really plan it and have it fit your schedule,” Pracale said. But it's especially true for medical patients. Many medical marijuana patients have conditions that can make getting to a retail location challenging. Delivery allows them to get their medicine, even when physically going to the dispensary isn't possible. Clearly, delivery is a win for consumers — but it's also a win for cannabis business owners. Adding delivery services to your retail operations can dramatically increase your revenue — and, according to Pracale, those increases can happen quickly. “You're adding, I would say, 15% on average within the first 60 days of launch on top of your bottom line,” Pracale said. How to Add Delivery to Your Operations All right, so now that you know some of the reasons why you might want to consider adding delivery to your cannabis retail operations. Let's talk about how exactly to make that happen. Figure Out if Cannabis Delivery is Legal in Your State The very first step to take before making a move on adding delivery services to your dispensary? Figuring out whether cannabis delivery is legal in your state. If so, what rules and regulations are there around delivery? Laws about cannabis delivery vary by state. For example, medical marijuana delivery is legal in Massachusetts, but recreational delivery is not — while in Oregon and California, you can get weed delivered regardless of medical or recreational purposes. The point is, before you make any decisions around delivery, check with your state and local regulators. That way, you can understand the rules and regulations around delivery — and make sure that it's fully legal before you move forward. How Much Does it Cost to Add Delivery Services? If cannabis delivery is legal in your state, the next step in the process is to explore costs. As mentioned, adding delivery can add significant revenue to your retail operations — but there can also be a number of start-up costs to consider. “First and foremost (and probably the most expensive) cost is the vehicles to deliver [the cannabis] and the cost for maintaining them,” said Tyler Stratford, Manager of Retail Operations for cannabis business consulting firm Canna Advisors. Gina Coleman/WeedmapsRetailers should calculate the upfront, operating, and maintenance cost of delivery services. It starts with the vehicle itself and its financing and licensing. Labor and fuel will be the primary day-to-day costs of a vehicle. Plus, a retailer must be able to afford regular and emergency maintenance for the vehicle or fleet. When you add delivery services directly to your retail operations, you'll need to actually purchase the delivery vehicles. You'll also need to pay upfront costs (such as loan charges, fees and taxes, and insurance) as well as maintenance costs (like regular oil changes and any necessary repairs). “In no way do you ever want to fall behind on any kind of maintenance for the vehicle, because there's a much higher risk of diversion happening if something goes wrong between point A and point B,” Stratford said. Because you'll have to hire drivers, there's also an increase in labor costs. And, depending on volume, there may also be additional inventory costs. “I'd say the other is the inherent cost of the increase in inventory traffic in your facility,” Stratford said. “You're going to have to buy inventory to support [delivery] and you might have to make adjustments on how much you buy.” Pros and Cons of Hiring Drivers If you do decide to add delivery and manage the process internally, you're going to need to hire drivers. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you're sourcing, interviewing, and hiring delivery drivers: Hire according to state regulations. Just like any other hire for your dispensary, delivery drivers need to be able to pass state-mandated background checks. “Usually in order to work in any of these markets, as an employee, you have to be able to pass a certain level of background check by the state that includes driving offenses,” Stratford said. Before you hire any drivers for your cannabis business, make sure they have the proper clearances. “I would say, regardless of the legal ramifications of it, obviously you want somebody with a clean driving record,” Stratford said. Hire someone who can work independently. “[When you hire someone in your retail location], they're able to shadow someone all the time. There's always someone to direct questions to and things like that,” Pracale said. But that's not the case with delivery drivers. Your drivers will spend the majority of their time out in the field, alone, making deliveries. They'll need to be able to answer customer questions, abide by your standard operating procedures (SOPs) and state regulations, and manage the entire sales process, including handling cash, with minimal oversight — which is why it's important to hire a driver able to think and work independently. Consider promoting from within. Finding the right delivery driver takes time — and getting them up to speed with your retail operations can take even longer. That's why you may want to consider asking an existing member of your team if they'd be interested in taking on deliveries. “I think working with someone [internal], maybe that has been a budtender at your store and has that knowledge base of the company and the product, is a little bit easier transition than hiring someone who's green, for lack of a better word — just because they have a larger scope of understanding [of your business],” Pracale said. Tips for Delivery Success Want more insights into how to successfully add delivery to your retail operations? Here are a few more tips: Test the waters. Fully adding delivery to your retail operations is an investment of time, energy, and resources. Before you make the investment, test the waters with an online ordering and pickup service. Get your standard operating procedures in order. The key to success with adding delivery to your dispensary operations? Having all the details, processes, and SOPs in place before you make your first delivery. “Making sure that you get your processes in line and your SOPs developed — that's where you really mitigate that risk,” Stratford said. Find the right fulfillment tool. Picking the right software product to manage your delivery orders is an important part of setting yourself up for success. Key features to look for include the ability to notify your customers of their delivery ETA, keep an inventory ledger for compliance purposes, and help optimize your routes to fulfill orders faster. WM Orders has a dashboard to help you manage your online orders and notify your customers, and a driver app to help you deliver orders faster. Focus on onboarding. Your drivers are an indispensable part of bringing delivery services to your dispensary, so make sure you set them up for success. “Definitely have an intensive onboarding process so [your drivers] know the exact standard operating procedures of what they're responsible for,” Stratford said. “The delivery drivers need to know the ins and outs [of making deliveries] and probably the inventory fulfillment within the dispensary.” Get in touch with your Weedmaps rep to learn more about how Weedmaps can help you get started with delivery services for your dispensary. Featured Image: Your customers might not be able or willing to visit your dispensary. So, bring your dispensary to your customers through a delivery service if it's an option in your state or community. (Gina Coleman/Weedmaps)