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StaffJune 9, 2021
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4min00

Company: Motive CBD

 

Products: Topicals, Kits, Ingestibles, Pets

What Makes This Brand Unique: The company is co-founded by Corey Poches and Kelly Hondros a duo whose family has been farming in the midwest for years. When they decided to launch a CBD company, they knew they wanted to grow their hemp as well. In addition to 100% complete transparency about their sourcing and production methods, they test each and every batch of products through a third party to ensure that it’s pure, safe, and free from toxins and heavy metals. These test results called the “certificate of analysis,” are available on the company’s site from the product pages or by scanning the QR code on the products themselves. 

Topicals: A Roll-On Relief Serum is a customer favorite at $59.99. It is super-charged with 1000mg CBD Isolate and powerful essential oils, It comes from Hemp grown and processed in the US and the serum is THC-free, safe, and completely legal. The company also makes creams and balms to ease away chronic aches and discomfort the natural way with pure & powerful ingredients that actually work. For example, I have a friend who suffers from MS and she tried it on her wrists and was really pleased with the results. 

Tinctures: The company has tinctures available in 500mg, 1000mg and 1500mg full spectrum CBD options. The fresh mint flavor helps hide the “earthy” taste that can make some hemp tinctures unpalatable. We tried the 1000mg that retails at $69.99. It was effective and tasty. 

Fruit Chews: We also tried the CBD fruit chews that retail for $7.99 for a grab & go pack. We didn’t find these as effective as the tincture. They also tasted a little earthy. Maybe a good choice for a new consumer? Or maybe because we are regular CBD users, the chews weren’t strong enough.

Kits: The company has put together several kits like the Rest & Recovery CBD Gift Set that retails for $49.99. A great idea for someone in your life who is sporty and wants to try out a collection of CBD products. The company also suggests layering the CBD products for optimum relief. 

Another unique way the company helps consumers decide on which products to buy is by offering a way to shop by benefit. Rest, Recovery, Relaxation, or Relief are the options. For example, if you are an athlete, the recovery suggestions include a sports cream, muscle & joint support capsules, and tinctures. This is a great way for consumers to figure out which products would be best.

The Takeaway

As an active person, I found the tinctures to be very helpful. The roll-on was also super helpful for a strained muscle. The product line seems geared toward people who live an active lifestyle, but well suited for just about anyone. The prices are reasonable especially considering this is coming from an American family farm. Plus, it feels good to support a family-run business and it’s great to know who is growing the hemp you are ingesting. 

 


Tee CorleyMay 14, 2021
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Company: Cure Crate

 

Products: Monthly Subscription Box, $58/month

 

What Makes This Brand Unique: With so many CBD brands and products sprouting up overnight, Sean and Aly, the creators of Cure Crate, wanted an option to test and review multiple products without emptying their wallets. The result? Cure Crate: a monthly subscription box that offers 4-5 CBD products for only $58 per month (or less for 3 or 6-month subscriptions!).

 

Each product is hand-selected by Sean and Aly each month to ensure you get a healthy mix of options. These products are meant to target a specific ailment.

 

The idea is that CBD is not a one-size-fits-all cure. Suspicious of brands that claimed their CBD product was the solution to inflammation, anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, gut health, etc, Cure Crate provides subscribers with options for specific conditions.

 

Let’s get into the reviews so you can see what we mean.

Cure Crate Monthly Subscription Box – $58/month

Our Cure Crate came in a fittingly earthy green with black and white line drawings of hemp leaves inside. Reminiscent of a high-end tote, we were already impressed with the presentation.

 

Inside were 3 types of CBD topicals by TheraOne, complete with a cute leather toiletry clutch, full spectrum CBD softgels from Nuleaf, Dr Norm’s peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and Sleepy Bear gummies. That’s a lot of value for one box!

Sleepy Bear Gummies

We were very impressed with these berry blue Sleepy Bear CBD gummies. Better than regular old gummy bears, these little blue bears are coated in a layer of sweet, crunchy sugar. They taste delicious and with 10mg of melatonin, CBD and CBN, they’re sure to gently coax you into sleep. The only problem? It’s tempting to eat more than one!

NuLeaf Soft Gels – 30mg/soft gel

Full-spectrum, lab tested, and vegan-friendly? It almost sounds too good to be true! Fortunately, the fact is that NuLeaf is a high-quality CBD brand. No short cuts here. Instead, you get verified CBD packaged in a discreet, light-proof plastic bottle. It could easily be mistaken by prying eyes as a bottle of aspirin. With virtually no taste and no smell, these soft gels are perfect for people who want the calming effects of CBD without the stigma of hemp.

Dr. Norm’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Like the gummy bears, we found it extremely difficult to eat just one of these. Like Famous Amos’ mini chocolate chip cookies in shape and taste, Dr Norm’s differs as they’re spiked with peanut butter and calming CBD. I highly recommend taking these tasties on a hiking trip or a plane ride as they make for a discreet and delicious snack.

TheraOne Topical Trio

TheraOne’s products have the same aesthetic and clean design you’d expect from major established beauty brands like Revlon or Neutragena. And the quality of the topicals is equally as impressive.

 

First, we tried Recover. A thin, absorbent lotion, it came out a surprising lime green! With overtones of mint, lemon, and eucalyptus, this lotion will transport you to a tropical island spa. 

 

Activate, the pre-workout version, stimulates the body and mind with clove, peppermint, lavender, and black pepper. It also seems to relax the joints for more limber movement during activities.

 

Finally, if you have a joint or muscle cramp that just won’t calm down, spot treat it with the CBD balm stick. It works like a miniature stick of deodorant so you can target the pain with ease.

 

Each topical contains 300mg of full-spectrum, lab-tested CBD per bottle. Moreover, each product is USDA-certified organic.

The Takeaway

If you’re on a journey to discover the very best CBD products for any facet of your life, we highly recommend signing up for the Cure Crate subscription box. The value of each box exceeds the mere $58 price tag. And a portion of their proceeds goes toward helping free inmates with only cannabis charges. So it’s a good cause, too!


StaffMarch 26, 2021
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After seven months of research, Care by Design Hemp, a wholly-owned CannaCraft brand is pleased to announce that the groundbreaking clinical study exploring the effects of CBD on liver health has concluded. The results showed the study’s participants exhibited no evidence of liver toxicity after using CBD daily for a minimum of 60 days.

“This clinical study was performed with a collaborative spirit and provides the critical evidence that CBD consumers, the FDA, and the cannabis industry as a whole need to feel confident about the safety of the products being produced by this innovative industry,” said Matthew Elmes, Ph.D., Director of Scientific Affairs for Care By Design.

The company said that the IRB-approved study, which included the brand’s expertly formulated CBD products, was commissioned, designed, and conducted by ValidCare in response to requests in early 2020 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA, which requested science-based data to help inform regulatory decisions for hemp-derived CBD products, has been informed by ValidCare investigators about the positive results of the study.

Care By Design said in a statement that along with 11 other leading hemp CBD brands, it assisted ValidCare in the recruitment and funding of the study, which observed 839 adults’ daily use of CBD for over 30 days followed by a blood test to evaluate liver function tests. The company said no participants in the study showed signs of liver disease. Of all 839 daily CBD consumers that were tested, only 3 exhibited clinically relevant elevations of the liver enzyme ALT, and all 3 of these participants were found to also be taking prescription medications known to elevate liver enzymes, so the data from these few participants are currently under further investigation.

“With this Validcare clinical study, I feel that the legal cannabis industry did something truly special by putting ‘competition and capitalism’ aside in order to work together and answer some very important scientific questions regarding daily CBD consumption,” added Dr. Elmes.

Care By Design customers were given the opportunity to participate through the company’s newsletter. Of the 1000 customers who replied, approximately 100 met all eligibility criteria and were selected to participate in the study ranging in age from 19-74 years old. Care By Design donated a three-month supply of Care By Design’s all-natural, triple-tested products in tincture or soft gel form to all of its study participants.


StaffMarch 25, 2021
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Editors Note: This was originally published on Green Market Report.

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most controversial topics of the instant. The rising popularity of CBD involves the commencement of many research studies about the benefits of this substrate. The information obtained is not only proving the real positive effects of CBD on human health but also affixes more properties to be investigated and tested. If during the last decade the CBD market was one of the demanded ones today it is the most demanded due to constant increase of consumers and rising interest towards CBD.

Are We Late to Tap Into the Cbd Market?

Not really!

Here are some reasons why it is not late to tap into this market and make a profit from its rising popularity.

Legalization of Cbd

In the USA many states have already legalized CBD, and this process is still open.  Medical use of cannabis is now legalized in Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, and Poland. WOW!

Not a band prognostic for the ones who want to enter this market. 

Nevertheless, the essential issue here is to be able to distinguish the premium quality CBD edibles, topicals, or oils from low-quality products in the market. 

Increasing Demand

Hundreds of thousands of people have started using CBD-containing products or show interest to get relevant information about it. In the end, public opinion is what counts. A crazy wave of demand has assaulted the market. This means that it is time to make your dream come true. Catch the moment, do not hesitate. Increasing consumer demands of the premium quality CBD edibles, for example, is expected to rise 25% CAGR by 2027. 

The Boom of Cosmetic Industry

CBD products are everywhere. It is widely used in the cosmetic industry and has been tested in nearly all possible combinations. CBD is in soaps, lotions, oils, gummies, chocolate bars.
Cosmetic producing companies have included CBD in their skin-care products. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this component make it attractive for this industry. CBD cosmetics are used to treat acne or as anti-aging products. CBD soaps are believed to relax your body and soothe the skin.

CBD is a natural component. This point makes it more attractive for the consumers and eases its marketing. The CBD-based cosmetics industry is a good option for investment. 

Cbd Is for All Ages

Having said this!!!

It is really something to applause. All ages can use CBD containing products and be sure that it is safe. CBD oils are proven to have a wonderful effect on people of all ages. 

Parents who experienced CBD product effects on themselves and started using them to treat their children claim evidence that CBD oil can improve autism disorders, ADHD. They also claim that they have noticed seizure relief after applying CBD. 

Athletes are not excluded from the CBD consuming community. It is a safe supplement to build muscles and is not harmful as steroids. 

CBD oils, facial creams, and lotion are used to fight wrinkles. All ages mean lots of consumers, which itself means good investment opportunity. 

Online Market

The online market of selling CBD-based goods is flourishing. CBD-related searches are rising day by day. People hear about CBD, search for information about it and finally, a high percentage of these navigators become potential consumers who purchase and buy online. This is a growing industry that does not show any hint of decrease. The online market is another good source to consider as an investment area. 

The statistics show that Cannabidiol (CBD) Market size exceeded USD 2.8 billion in 2019 and is set to grow at around 52.7% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Cannabidiol is a compound found in hemp plants that are being utilized due to its therapeutic properties in humans.   

New Business Ideas 

Every day new business ideas are coming up. CBD is flexible to combine with hundreds of products and new ideas of integrating this element into new products is rising repeatedly.

If you have a quick look at the market you will find out that there are CBD-based cosmetic products, edibles, oils, topicals, tinctures and more. There are lots of combinations of different flavors or aromas. Be creative and you can come up with your own new CBD product type and introduce it into this wide market. CBD is used in all areas of human life. In sports it is used to develop muscles, it is a better alternative to steroids. Food and beverage industries have created edible CBD products you can add to your coffee or tea, or just directly eat them, like gummies or cookies.  

The cosmetic industry has exceeded all the imaginable limits creating a wide variety of CBD-based products for the whole body. 

Thus, are you still in a doubt? Do not hesitate, make a thorough investigation of the market, choose the area you are more comfortable with and rush into this business.  

 


Tee CorleyMarch 22, 2021
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Company: Paw CBD

 

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What Makes This Brand Unique: It’s no secret that CBD oil offers relaxation, stress-relief, and pain-relief in humans. But if you’re like us, you’re probably wondering about the benefits and options of CBD products for your furry friends.

Leading the pack is Paw CBD, a pet-centered off-shoot of the hugely popular brand CBDmd. Inspired by the results CBD has on people, Paw CBD blossomed into a resource for pet owners with hyper, anxious, and arthritic animals.

Using only USA-grown, broad-spectrum, third party tested, ISO-certified hemp, Paw CBD is doing more than repackaging CBD oil for fur babies. Their lines of THC-free CBD pet products are veterinarian-formulated and expertly designed to entice and soothe your pet.

Choose from a wide variety of strengths, formulae, and flavors devoid of artificial ingredients and low-quality fillers to ensure the best results for your pet.

Paw CBD kindly sent us two samples: baked cheese CBD dog treats and CBD soft chews for cats in chicken and catnip flavor. Here are our thoughts.

CBD Soft Chews for Cats: Chicken and Catnip (2mg/piece)

These CBD soft chews for cats came in an easy-to-open small round tub. They come in two doses, and I was sent the 300mg per container strength.

As I unpacked the sample box, the mild scent of catnip and chicken woke the monsters from their slumber. My two girls, a calico queen named Boudica and a frumpy brown goofball called Pooka, were immediately intrigued.

Being in their early years, I don’t normally use CBD with my cats. However, Boudica gets anxious when the neighbors upstairs stomp around, and Pooka will continue being hyperactive even after she’s played so much that she’s panting like a dog. So with Paw CBD and my vet’s assurance that small doses of CBD are safe for cats, I figured I’d give it a shot.

As I opened the tub, I found small beige cylinders of soft chicken and catnip deliciousness. Pooka, being food motivated and (kinda) trained, quickly sat for her treat, eyes wide and eager. Unfortunately, grumpy Boudica tends to have a violent reaction to catnip and started swatting at Pooka. Boudica, a very picky eater, licked her treat, but was getting so aggressive defending it from Pooka that I removed her from the room.

Pooka gobbled up her treat quickly. She was still playful and did not appear to be experiencing any ill effect. At the end of her laser pointer session, she cuddled up with me on the couch and purred until she fell asleep. She seemed to be enjoying a sense of calm and increased well-being.

 

The takeaway: All pets are different! Reassured that these CBD soft treats were safe and specially formulated for cats, I let my two fluff-balls have a treat each. Boudica reacted strongly to the catnip and did not get to experience the CBD at all. Notably, she’s very picky. In the future, I will try giving her a drop of Paw CBD’s natural CBD oil tincture for cats in her food. Pooka, on the other hand, absolutely loved the chicken and catnip flavor and prefers being rewarded with treats. She had a positive, playful, and relaxing experience with these CBD softchews. In other words, Paw CBD has options for every cat.

Baked Cheese CBD Dog Treats (10mg/piece)

While I don’t have a dog, when I received these treats, I immediately knew whose dogs I could test them on.

My friend has two wild pitbulls named Gus and Piglet. Gus is old and arthritic. He is clearly in pain jumping on the couch to hang out with me. He’s also been known to threaten strangers with a bark or nip. Piglet, on the other hand, is young and crazy. She’s not exactly aggressive, except when it comes to love. She loves to jump on and French kiss unwilling guests.

After reading Paw CBD’s information about CBD benefits for pets, I was curious to see if these CBD dog treats would help Gus with his aggression and chronic pain, and Piglet with her hyperactivity.

The sound and look of the packaging opening quickly alerted these guard dogs. Honestly, these baked cheese treats look and smell a lot like Cheeze-Its. Yum! With human-grade ingredients, I was tempted to try one, but being in the public eye, I refrained.

Instead, I gave each dog two pieces in accordance with guidelines provided about how much CBD to give dogs based on their body weight. Both dogs clearly loved the taste and continued to beg for more (and I made two best friends!).

It’s hard to say whether Piglet’s calm, loving demeanor that night was due to the CBD or the fact I’d given her tasty treats, but I was surprised to actually get through a whole movie without my friend yelling, “Piglet! Down!” every few minutes.

Gus, a bit of a potato already, settled in on the couch with me, too. This is common for the old man, but what surprised me was that while I idly petted him, he rolled over. For the first time since I met him, he was asking me for belly rubs. He’s not very affectionate normally, so I was quite touched. And I believe his ability to do that, that increased mobility, was thanks to the pain relief provided by the CBD treats.

 

The takeaway: CBD treats appear to be effective in managing hyperactivity, chronic pain and inflammation, and aggression to some degree in dogs. Every dog is different and has different needs. But a naturally delicious treat with CBD seems to improve the well-being of the dog, regardless of his or her ailments. Always check with your veterinarian before adding a new supplement to your pets’ diet.


StaffMarch 19, 2021
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Editors Note: This story originally appeared on the Green Market Report. 

Delta-8 or D8 is an isomer compound of the hemp plant, similar to CBD, but one of the carbon molecules is shifted. This molecular change signals the body’s endocannabinoid system to respond differently from CBD, ultimately creating different feelings and effects. D8 is more psychoactive than CBD, offering a head high but also a more intense body high that is extremely effective for pain relief and management (even more so than CBD). Many in the hemp market believe it is legal, although there is some debate over this.

D8 Holdings Inc., a hemp company that develops and specializes in the extraction, manufacturing, and distribution of hemp-derived Delta-8 THC launched a new line of Delta-8 disposable vapes targeting the $6.5 billion legal cannabis concentrate market.

“We’re excited to add a brand new line of disposable Delta-8 vapes to our bestselling THC products that include Delta-8 gummies and Delta-8 cartridges,” said Chris Duffield, CEO of D8 Holdings. “We only use the highest-quality Delta-8 oil to infuse all of our products and we develop everything in-house where we triple test for potency, microbials, heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides at multiple third-party DEA registered testing facilities.”

D8 Holdings’ Delta-8 disposable vapes are available in four flavors: Melon x Berry, Watermelon x Ice, Mango x Strawberry, and Guava x Lychee. This product line will compliment D8 Holdings’ cartridge line by giving customers an alternative to strain based flavors.

According to ArcView Market Research, the U.S. vape concentrate market will be a $6.5 billion industry by 2022, followed by edibles at $4 billion. D8 Holdings projects the Delta-8 market will be between $169M – $200M in 2021, with an approximate 70 percent CAGR for the next few years: $287M -$340M in 2022 and $488M – $578M in 2023.

“Our channel checks show Delta-8 has only penetrated about 20 percent of the stores that are carrying CBD or have carried CBD at one time, providing a massive growth opportunity,” said Duffield. “In comparison, the CBD industry hit $173 million in its second year (2015) and $261 million in its third year (2016) after legalization. That means we are already off to a faster start with Delta-8 THC, with a much higher adoption rate.”

D8 Holdings projects its 2021 revenue will be between $30 million and $50 million.


StaffMarch 18, 2021
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Editors Note: This story originally appeared on Green Market Report.

CBD products have become incredibly popular thanks to new legislation legalizing hemp-derived products with minimal THC content. The popularity of CBD is also attributable to the number of people experiencing benefits from it; CBD is being used to alleviate anxiety, help people sleep, and give people a deeper sense of wellness and relaxation.

But what does the future hold for this industry? Is CBD just a fad, or will it continue growing in popularity? And how will innovators direct the development of this market?

Product Innovation

First, let’s take a look at the area of product innovation. Already, there is a wide range of different CBD products available for consumers to try. You can buy and smoke CBD flower, just as you can buy and smoke weed, but most people prefer a different delivery system due to concerns about smoke and lung health. 

Instead, many people are turning to full spectrum CBD oil, an extract designed to provide you with a full spectrum of different cannabinoids (except THC, of course), in a much cleaner, more efficient delivery system. We’re also seeing the development and circulation of topical forms of CBD, including creams, and CBD cartridges for vaporizers.

In the future, we’ll likely see an even wider range of products that contain CBD. Already, we’re seeing hints of what’s to come. For example, there are gummies and other edibles that contain CBD being sold by food manufacturers. There are also some restaurants offering signature dishes cooked with CBD oil. Over time, as extracts become more concentrated and new forms of CBD delivery become discovered, we’ll see an even more diverse range of options for consumers.  

Consumer Demand

Consumer demand for CBD is unlikely to let up anytime soon. After becoming legalized, there was an understandable surge in demand due to the novelty of the substance. Some experts suggested that this would be short-lived; once people got over the newness of the substance, they would move onto something else.

But the numbers suggest something different. The market for CBD in 2020 is $967.2 million, but it’s projected to grow to $5.3 billion by 2025. There are many reasons why this growth trend will likely continue.

For starters, people who try CBD and like it tend to keep buying it. They discover the benefits, and don’t want to lose them. It’s not a fad for them; it’s a source of relief. Additionally, the benefits of CBD are still being discovered; new studies are constantly emerging to suggest new benefits from the substance, or to reinforce already existing ideas about how it works.

Consumer acceptance is also likely to grow. While some people were excited to try something new when it became legalized, CBD still carries a stigma among some circles, due to its association with marijuana, which is still illegal at the federal level. In time, negative perceptions will likely decline, and more people will be willing to try this substance for their own personal benefit.

Regulation

While the 2018 Farm Bill allowed hemp-derived products to be sold legally, this isn’t the end of the line in terms of regulation. In the future, the FDA and other governmental bodies may step in to more heavily regulate the manufacture, advertisement, and sale of CBD products. This is an area of much uncertainty since it’s unclear how or when the government may intervene.

Right now, there are minimal regulations for how hemp is grown and tracked. Companies are making bold claims about the health benefits of CBD, despite much of the research being new and limited in capacity. And some products, such as extracts, are hard to control in terms of potency and consistency. Increased regulation could make it more difficult for new companies to enter the space, and could cause headaches for companies that are trying to innovate and serve more consumers.

Increased Competition

No matter what, we’re likely going to see more competition in the CBD space. The CBD market has already proven itself to be a lucrative one, and it’s only going to grow in the future. Thousands of businesses are competing to become a top name in the CBD world, and entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to help themselves stand out from the crowd.

This will have a cascade of different effects on the market. It will introduce more novel products. It will lower prices for consumers. It will bring more attention to the industry. And it will make it harder to be a business owner in the space.

The future of CBD products is somewhat uncertain, given the potential for further regulation. However, the CBD market is consistently growing, and will likely continue to grow for the foreseeable future. New CBD products will inevitably follow that demand. 

 


Tee CorleyMarch 15, 2021
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Company: Rhythm

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Founded in San Francisco by entrepreneur and musician Ian Monat, Rhythm presents itself as a beverage experience, complete with a premium CBD seltzer for every time of day.

Crafted with US-grown broad-spectrum hemp extract, each seltzer is mixed with all-natural flavors, concentrated green tea extract in the caffeinated seltzer, melatonin in the sleepy time seltzer, and natural stimulants like turmeric and ginger for their soothing seltzer.

For us, Rhythm was an effective alternative to alcoholic beverages. A healthier way to “take a chill pill,” Rhythm leaves drinkers with a better flavor, milder effect, decreased risk for over-indulgence, and no hangover.

Rhythm Recover Lemon Ginger CBD-Infused Seltzer (15mg/seltzer) Review

We got to sample Rhythm Recover, a lemon and ginger flavored CBD-infused seltzer. Arriving in skinny, tall cans reminiscent of hard seltzers, the simple splash of color on the otherwise shiny silver can instantly made my mouth water.

With the sharp crack and sizzling sound of a freshly opened can, the refreshing lemon and ginger fragrances delighted my senses. And lo and behold, it had the flavor to match. Tangy, sweet, and fizzy, this is the perfect virgin CBD cocktail to bring on the boat or to a backyard barbeque. It’s especially refreshing after a hard workout.

With 15mg of CBD, you’d have to drink quite a bit of seltzer to have a negative experience. Instead, the perfectly dosed portions make it easy to hydrate, relax, and recover.

 

Check out more flavors, like Rhythm Awake Energizing Seltzer and Dream Sleepy Time Seltzer too.


StaffMarch 10, 2021
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Editors Note: This originally appeared on the Green Market Report.

Wall Street experts project the CBD industry to swell to more than 22 billion dollars over the next two years. Within a decade that number is projected to exponentially grow towards 75 billion dollars. As is with any big industry boom, everyone wants a piece of the action. Fortunately, with CBD hemp there is plenty of pie to go around. And technology plays a big role in the CBD industry from seed to shelf and beyond.

This article goes over four important aspects of the CBD industry and how technology shapes and molds the big boom of CBD oil.

Tech-Centered CBD Hemp Farming

Farming is labor-intensive process that requires lots of tedious work. It’s no wonder that tech steps in to make certain processes and tasks more efficient. Equipment and machines that speed up tasks such as potting, planting, and digging aren’t the only kinds of technology on the farm. Visit a tech-centered hemp farm and you’ll find RFID tags on plants, biometric security systems, and incredibly advanced.

Complex and sensitive instruments measure every aspect of the environment including soil, water, air, light, and more. Dehumidifiers, air conditioners, barometers, and all types of monitoring systems turn processing and drying harvested hemp flower into an exact science.

CBD Extraction Tech

Extracting the beneficial compounds from hemp flower is likely the biggest tech-influenced niche in the CBD industry. Extraction is the process of separating the unwanted waxy plant materials from the desirable hemp compounds like phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.

Different extraction techniques create numerous types of different CBD products (click here to learn more about Hawaiian Haze) generally referred to as extracts and concentrates. Some concentrates such as hash are readily made by hand, but thanks to advancements in extraction technology today’s extracts are much more complex and varied.

High-level extraction equipment comes with a high-level price tag. Furthermore, while some types of extraction machines are simple, the top tier processors require engineers and scientific consultants to calibrate and operate their equipment properly.

All of this combined creates a madly complex niche that takes up a huge portion of that projected 75 billion projection for the CBD industry over the next ten years. Some products produced by extraction include –

  • Vape cartridges
  • Dabs, Wax, Oil, Shatter
  • Rosin
  • CBD oil
  • Pure phytocannabinoid-rich CBD hemp oil concentrate
  • And more

CBD Oil Product Effectiveness

Technology is also creating more effective CBD products for the CBD market, and better, more efficient products. In a free-market world, better products and lower prices that consumers want to buy are the name of the game.

Advances in the micro-encapsulation of beneficial hemp compounds such as CBD create a higher bioavailability for consumers. This means that they can get more effect and benefit from less product, saving them money and time.

Custom crafted hemp compounds combinations and recipes are also unlocking the incredible therapeutic potential within phytocannabinoids and terpenes. There are hundreds of different beneficial compounds in hemp, each with unique properties and benefits. Every type or strain of hemp expresses various combinations and ratios of these compounds giving them a “fingerprint”.

As hemp laws relax, extraction techniques advance and our scientific understanding of hemp compounds grows, hemp follower suppliers like MrHempFlower are leveraging new chemistry and molecular tech to meet the growing market’s insatiable appetite for novel phytocannabinoid and terpene combinations.

It’s within this niche that lies some of the greatest opportunities for patentable intellectual property through novel phytocannabinoid and terpene products.

AI and AR in the CBD industry

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality comprise another handful of technologies molding the shape of the growing CBD industry. Farmers use AI and big data to improve soils, keep track of inventory and plants, improve workflow within facilities, and understand market trends.

On the market and advertising end, augmented reality offers businesses a fascinating approach to modeling, presentation, and retail.

AI and AR together are transforming the hemp industry into something hyper-interesting and new, shifting a once rebellious and illegal counter culture into a hipster-type health endeavor with all the bells and whistles.

Blockchain and Crypto in the Hemp Industry

While governmental policies and regulations have placed plenty of roadblocks in front of the world’s biggest boom since the internet bubble, nothing can stop what is coming. A big aspect of the CBD industry has been banking and many of the world’s biggest companies have had their fair share of issues. Here steps in blockchain technology.

Blockchain technology combined with cryptocurrency allows CBD businesses not legally permitted to operate with normal banking and financing to purchase and move money without much governmental regulation or oversight.

Niche Tech for Green CBD Industry Investors

Anyone seeking the biggest growth sectors will find immense opportunities within the various tech-centered niches shaping the CBD industry. These technologies are driving factors in this market and if you can find yourself in the right place at the right time, you may still be able to get in on the action.

Just know that the best time to get in was yesterday, so don’t hesitate.


StaffMarch 9, 2021
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Editors Note: This was republished from Green Market Report.

It seems that cannabis has never attracted this much attention. After decades of being outlawed for no valid reason, many states have legalized it again. The positive campaign attracted many users and informed the public on the positive effects of marijuana.

What role can this plant play for athletes? Are marijuana and bodybuilding connected, and can you hope to achieve fitness goals faster with this herb? Here is an overview of the potential benefits and other things you should know about THC if you are an athlete.

How Does Marijuana Work on Bodybuilders?

The working process of cannabinoids is simple. Once you ingest them, they interact with your inner cannabinoid system. Each human has this system, which is capable of affecting pain, immune functions, appetite, and other processes.

Let’s take a look at how athletes can benefit from cannabis.

Pain Relief

Whether you are a professional or a fitness enthusiast who trains regularly, you probably find pain problems quite common. It might be that you have minor sprains due to intense exercise, or you are dealing with an injury that requires a recovery process.

Using marijuana for pain relief was the topic of many studies over the years. Massive research that included 2,897 medical cannabis patients suggests that this plant can be more effective at providing pain relief than taking opioid-based drugs. More than 80% of users who participated in the study indicated that marijuana was at least as effective as OTC medications.

The great thing about using cannabis for pain is that it helps regardless of the type of pain. It will assist through the recovery process after a severe injury or help you get through the pain following surgery. However, you can also use it to relax your muscles and feel better after intense exercise.

If you are dealing with inflammation, it might be hard to push through a demanding training. That is where cannabis comes into play. Even tinctures and topicals can be helpful if you want to eliminate pain in localized areas, although ingesting cannabinoids secures an overall anti-inflammatory effect.

Relax Before and After the Competition

If you are a professional athlete, it might be hard to get a good night’s sleep before an important event. Since sleep can be crucial for your performance, you might consider turning to cannabis. Many users report that marijuana helped them to relax and secured a way of getting well-rested ahead of an important performance.

Cannabis can help you calm yourself down if you are nervous or get that euphoric effect you need to perform better. A study conducted over five decades ago focused on rats’ performance in alley mazes with and without using cannabis. According to the authors, rats who consumed marijuana before the test showed better results in the maze. Many athletes believe that it is cannabinoids that help them to focus when they need to perform.

Cannabis and Sports – Legal Implications

It was in 2004 when WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) published a list of substances that are prohibited because they can enhance performance and provide an unfair advantage over other players. Although CBD and THC are different, they both belong to the class of cannabinoids. Since WADA prohibited cannabinoids, athletes cannot use them during competitions.

If you’ve been smoking weed and playing football with friends, nobody would mind that. However, if you have an official event soon, always consider that there might be testing. Although people have become more aware of the positive effects of marijuana these days, WADA still finds it a performance-enhancing substance. That is why getting tested positive might get you disqualified from the competition.

How Long Does THC Stay in the System of an Athlete?

If you take THC, you know that the effects will disappear after several hours. But despite you don’t feel that euphoria anymore, this cannabinoid remains in your body for longer. According to the experts, THC might be detectable weeks after you consume it. It all depends on the type of test you have to take.

Here is an overview of available tests:

  • Blood tests – it is interesting to note that your body keeps THC-COOH, which is the by-product that appears after using THC. However, that component is not detectable by a blood test. Depending on the use, a blood test could detect marijuana one to three days after using it. Heavy users have an increased amount in the system, which is why it might take longer.
  • Urine tests – you will find that this procedure is most frequent when it comes to testing athletes at competitions. That is because it can detect the mentioned THC-COOH even up to 45 days from using it. It depends on the use – first-timers might not have any weed in their urine after three days, but heavy users could take ten times longer than that to eliminate it.
  • Hair follicle tests – this is an expensive testing method, but it can detect weed users 90 days after using it.
  • Saliva tests – users will eliminate THC from saliva in 24-72 hours, depending on the frequency of use.

You should be aware that marijuana is illegal in the United States on a federal level. Despite being perfectly legal in many states, we are still waiting on the federal government to make its move. In the meantime, sports organizations are not the only ones conducting THC tests. You might also encounter them in some businesses that don’t look fond of their employees using marijuana. The good news is that this is highly individual, and many entrepreneurs understand that THC can have many benefits.

Final Thoughts

Marijuana is popular among both amateurs and professional athletes. Some users believe it helps them reach their fitness goals, while others appreciate the feeling of euphoria that to relax after training. Ultimately, it all depends on your plans in the future. Although people around the world accepted using THC for various purposes, we are still waiting for it to become legal at a federal level. WADA also didn’t remove it from the prohibited substance list, which can play a role if you plan on competing in a sports event soon.

This story was contributed by journalist Lana Jones: “My deepest passion is nature and writing. I am lucky that I was able to combine it into one thing.”



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