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StaffStaffMarch 8, 2021
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Editors Note: This story was republished from the Green Market Report.

There’s always something to worry about, like bills, food, and your health. Whatever the case, anxiety is common, and so is depression. Fortunately, there are a lot of solutions for both. 

Some people rely on medications and therapy to overcome anxiety and depression. Others turn to coping mechanisms like yoga and meditation. 

Lately, the search for anxiety and depression treatment has been shifting towards more natural medications. In particular, CBD oil.

CBD, or cannabidiol in full, is one type of cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. The oil is a result of the extraction of CBD from the plant, followed by refinement processes. You can get the oil in liquid form, or buy gummies with CBD discounted at the Relaxation Company and make your journey to wellness fun and flavor-filled. 

The exact science behind the treatment of anxiety and depression with CBD oil isn’t known yet. Some researchers do believe it works with a receptor in the brain, altering serotonin signals. The serotonin levels are responsible for your mood and well being, and CBD oil blocks the brain from absorbing it, so you get more of it, which improves your mood.

Like any other treatment, the oil has its benefits and disadvantages. Make sure to read more on to find out more pros and cons of CBD oil for anxiety and depression, especially if you are planning on using CBD while traveling!

Pros

Easy to Use

The methods of administration of CBD oil are simple. You can take it by putting a few drops under your tongue using a dropper, or mixing it in your food. Some companies also supply CBD gummies in a variety of milligram strengths and flavors.

Non-psychoactive

Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another type of cannabinoid, CBD oil is non-psychoactive, so you don’t get high from taking it. 

It’s Healthy

Cannabidiol occurs naturally in plants from where it’s extracted and made into an oil. Since it’s a natural treatment, it’s much healthier than traditional medication and better for your body. 

Fewer Side Effects

In addition to being healthier than traditional medicine, CBD also has fewer side effects. As long as the effects experienced are mild, it’s a good option for anyone who can’t tolerate the stronger side effects caused by other anxiety medications. It’s also not addictive, which is a common occurrence with traditional alternatives. 

Relieves Pain

Cluster headaches and migraines are common in people suffering from depression and anxiety. CBD oil reduces such pains while also treating the underlying causes, so it cures both symptoms and the disease. The oil achieves all this without inducing a psychoactive response, tolerance, or addiction.

Cons

Limited Availability

Since the use of CBD Oil for anxiety, depression, and other medical conditions is still relatively new, the oil isn’t widely available. Federal and state laws in some areas restrict the use of CBD, so you can only buy it in places where medical marijuana is legal. 

Unfortunately, that’s not a lot of places. Some suppliers take advantage of this limited supply and put a hefty price tag on the oil, making it even more inaccessible.

Not FDA-Approved 

CBD oil is not FDA-Approved for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Since it’s unregulated, that means there’s no set standard of quality that the oil must adhere to, to qualify as a treatment. 

As a result, you might come across products with lower or higher quantities of CBD than necessary. Some mislabeled products even have significant amounts of THC, which can aggravate anxiety instead, defeating the purpose of the treatment. 

Doesn’t Have Fixed Results

CBD oil is still in the early stages of discovery, so there’s a lot that remains unknown about it. It doesn’t produce the same results in everyone, hence the difficulty in regulating its use or setting a fixed dosage. 

Side Effects

Some research into the use of CBD oil indicates that users may experience a few side effects. In some cases, those side effects include anxiety, which makes the oil questionable as a treatment for the mental condition. Other side effects associated with the oil include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, loss of appetite, mood swings, and low blood pressure.

Conclusion

The effectiveness of CBD oil as a remedy for anxiety and depression remains, unfortunately, overshadowed by the stigma against cannabis. Still, as research continues on the benefits of the oil, more people are starting to realize there’s more good than bad in it.

 


StaffStaffMarch 5, 2021
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Editors Note: This has been republished from the Green Market Report.

Many non-contagious ailments cause millions of deaths worldwide. Unfortunately, tobacco addiction stands among the top triggers of such diseases. Each year, over seven million people die of tobacco-related complications. In the US alone, more than 40 million adults have a nicotine addiction. Worse yet, tobacco addiction therapies don’t seem to be efficient, for the most part.

Smoking cessation drugs don’t bring assured results in the long run. But there is a promising solution to this problem. CBD (cannabidiol) is an active ingredient derived from the hemp plant and widely used for medical purposes today. So can it cope with tobacco addiction? How to quit smoking cigarettes with the help of CBD oil? Read further to find all this out.

Is CBD Addictive?

As most of us know, smoking marijuana leads to addiction. Is CBD addictive then? In reality, it’s not. Cannabidiol belongs to non-toxic cannabis ingredients and doesn’t alter your brain function. Therefore, you can’t develop a CBD addiction. Additionally, cannabidiol can alleviate the psychoactive effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the main active ingredient of recreational marijuana.

How CBD Helps You Quit Smoking

1. CBD Battles Tobacco Withdrawal Symptoms

Nicotine is as addictive as hard drugs like cocaine. That’s why it’s so hard to quit smoking. Once you try to cease this deadly habit, you will face an almost impenetrable barrier of withdrawal symptoms. It’s not just the urge for another cigarette. Tobacco withdrawal develops within several days and involves headaches, increased appetite and irritability, anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and depression. 

The worst part is that you may feel this nightmare for weeks. If it was easy to withstand this period, smoking would not become a global concern.

So how can CBD help you overcome nicotine addiction? The matter is that CBD regulates the sleep/wake cycle, pain, mood, and satiety. It combats headaches, promotes restful sleep, and regulates blood pressure. Given that, CBD can relieve some physical symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, helping you get through this period without much struggle.

2. CBD Cigarettes Can Ease Tobacco Cravings

You pull out a cigarette from the pack, light it, and take a peaceful, long, and warm puff. You have been doing this for years, day after day. Stopping this is unimaginable: this ritual is engraved in your mind. It’s a part of your identity. But you could try a CBD cigarette instead of a regular one if you feel a desperate urge to smoke. It can become your first step toward overcoming tobacco addiction. By smoking the best CBD cigarettes, you no longer receive nicotine, which is much healthier. Additionally, CBD prevents most nicotine withdrawal symptoms from devastating your body and mind.

Therefore, you can preserve the smoking habit while replacing regular cigarettes with a much healthier alternative. It’s much easier to quit smoking this way than just bring a sudden drastic change to your routine.

3. CBD Helps You Relax

Cannabidiol has evident, well-studied anxiolytic properties. Both animal and human studies show that CBD reduces anxiety equally to diazepam, a common sedative drug. For instance, CBD brings relief to people with public speaking anxiety. Also, cannabidiol shows immense efficiency against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

All in all, it’s a powerful stress-relieving supplement that will help you cope with panic attacks and depression resulting from smoking cessation.

4. CBD Reduces Cigarette Consumption

Researchers revealed a direct dependence between CBD intake and cigarette consumption. Thus, a 2013 study showed that tobacco-dependent individuals reduced cigarette consumption by an impressive 40% while taking CBD. Furthermore, CBD minimizes the pleasure of smoking cigarettes. In other words, nicotine won’t give you that pleasure if you take CBD.

A recent study has shown that smokers who took CBD felt less motivated to smoke cigarettes.

Under this trial, 30 smokers took 800 mg of CBD after overnight cigarette abstinence. The participants reported that they felt less pleasure from watching other people smoking. In other words, it was easier for the participants to ignore cigarette stimuli.

As for cigarette cravings and withdrawal, there was no significant difference between CBD and placebo treatment whatsoever.

However, researchers investigated short smoking abstinence periods (11 hours). It’s an insufficient time for the most physical nicotine withdrawal symptoms to occur. It might be a possible reason for such observations on CBD efficiency against tobacco withdrawal within this study.

How to Take CBD for Tobacco Addiction

So, as we’ve found out, CBD helps you quit smoking. But how to take cannabidiol to overcome nicotine addiction? Here’s a step-by-step guide: 

Choose High-Quality Products

There is one rule you should always follow: buy CBD cigarettes, tinctures, vape oils, and other products from reliable and reputable brands. For this, you have to check:

  • The THC content in each product. It must be less than 0.3%.
  • The hemp source. Prioritize brands with in-house hemp fields in the US or Western Europe.
  • Certifications and drug tests. It’s always better to choose certified products that meet the US hemp cultivation standards and undergo regular third-party lab tests.

Adjust CBD Doses Gradually

‘How much CBD should I take to combat my tobacco addiction?’, you may ask. The accurate dosage depends on your metabolism, weight, and the intensity of cigarette withdrawal complications like headaches, poor sleep, high blood pressure, etc.

Thus, you should consult your practitioner to decide on the initial dose and increase it slowly for better results. You can start with 12-15 mg of CBD per day to see how your body reacts to cannabidiol. If such a dose works fine for you, you can begin taking more CBD to reduce salience of cigarette stimuli.

The Bottom Line

CBD can become a viable solution for cigarette quitters. First, cannabidiol fights several tobacco withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and high blood pressure. Second, it helps you ignore cigarette cues. Third, CBD cigarettes can become a temporary healthy alternative to regular cigarettes on your way to smoking cessation.

Finally, CBD reduces stress, helping you cope with the emotional pressure. Given that, CBD is your option to break the suffocating chains of addiction and breathe freely in all senses of this word.


Tee CorleyTee CorleyMarch 1, 2021
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Company: Blue Forest Farms

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Blue Forest Farms, which refers lovingly to itself as BFF, is a CBD focused wellness brand based out of Colorado. Not sounding so unique yet?

Get this: each of BFF’s products is colored and numbered to signal a spot on the spectrum between CBD isolate (#1) to whole plant extract (#5). With this unique system, customers know what type of CBD is used in each formula at a glance. Furthermore, users can be sure to find a CBD product that suits almost every ailment they encounter in daily life.

 

Blue Forest Farms sits on 200 acres of premium land in Longmont, Colorado. The brand’s manufacturing process is one of transparency and third party lab testing. Ultimately, this brand strives for excellence in the hemp industry, and so far, so good.

Coast to Coast Relief Lotion (1000mg/4oz) Review

The very first ingredient in BFF’s Coast to Coast lotion is whole plant hemp extract, making it a #5. This non-GMO, lab tested, organic hemp has been suggested to reduce inflammation and relieve muscle aches.

 

However, the best aspect of this soothing lotion in our view is that it feels instantly moisturizing. The formula, crafted with nourishing coconut oil derivatives and moisturizing glycerin, goes on smooth without any sticky residue left over.

 

The aromatherapeutic blend of invigorating essential oils, including lemon peel, is subtle enough to be quite enjoyable, but strong enough to replace your scented body mist.

 

Our verdict: This is an excellent lotion by any lotion’s standards, and the addition of whole plant hemp extract is a welcome dose of relief.

Broadway Balm (400mg/2oz) Review

The second item we reviewed is rated #2; the Broadway Balm is broad spectrum, but completely THC-free. In other words, you get more endocannabinoids than with a CBD isolate, but never have to worry about passing a drug test (if that’s a concern in your state).

 

An irresistible cocktail of moisturizing coconut oil, broad spectrum CBD, skin-protecting beeswax, and a pleasant minty smell, this balm has become our new go-to for sore joints and dry, cracked skin.

 

Our verdict: This balm has everything you’d want in a muscle rub – and nothing you don’t.

Inspire Lemon CBDv Drops (600mg/30ml) Review

Lemon lovers, look out! Arguably the best tasting CBD tincture we’ve enjoyed yet, this zesty #4 (CBDv) is an advanced formula designed to help you experience a boost of energy, focus, or even as a natural appetite suppressant.

 

Enjoy all the terpenes, cannabinoids, and essential fatty acids and nutrients you’ve come to expect from premium CBD brands one dropper-full at a time. 

 

Our verdict: These absolutely delicious drops are a splendid way to start your day.

Full Spectrum Whole Plant Hemp Soft Gels (750mg/30ct) Review

Soft gels are the perfect option for anyone who doesn’t like even a hint of hempy flavor in their CBD products. The robust, deep amber softgels are concocted with CBD formula #5, aka the tree of life, aka full spectrum whole plant CBD. That means you get the complete entourage effect of all the cannabinoids, which join forces, so to speak, to improve the calming effects of hemp.

 

Our verdict: We’d choose these softgels for bedtime, long road trips, and stressful situations.

Organic CBD Face Serum (300mg/2oz) Review

Numero uno means: CBD isolate. This face serum is rated a #1 because it contains only pure CBD without any additional cannabinoids, least of all THC.

 

But what makes this CBD face serum extra special is the entirety of the thoughtful formula. With a non-comedogenic (not pore clogging) base carrier oil, namely jojoba oil, and additional anti-aging and moisturizing ingredients like vitamin E, frankincense, and myrrh, there’s no doubt that BFF’s face serum just added itself to our morning and nightly skincare routines.

 

Our verdict: For those who enjoy an earthy fragrance, this skin-protecting face serum will help you get back to your natural roots.


StaffStaffFebruary 11, 2021
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HempFusion Wellness Inc. (OTC: CBDHF) has increased its product offering to 48 SKUs by introducing its new and improved Sleep and Stress products with twice the amount of CBD per serving.

“Global consumers are becoming increasingly familiar with CBD and its potential benefits to their daily routine,” commented Jason Mitchell N.D., HempFusion’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “After conducting months of extensive consumer research, it was clear that the majority of our customers and consumers in the market are seeking products with increased CBD percentages. It has always been HempFusion’s goal to provide new and innovative products that consumers are looking for. We are proud to launch our new and improved Sleep and Stress supporting products and are excited by the potential they bring to the CBD marketplace,” continued Dr. Mitchell.

The new SKUs are now available for purchase on HempFusion’s website. Visit HempFusion.com for more information on the Sleep and Stress products in addition to HempFusion’s complete product range.

HempFusion’s new and improved Sleep and Stress products aim to support relaxation for consumers by providing more restful night’s sleep and easing occasional stress. The products include:

  • Twice the amount of CBD (300mg per bottle)
  • GABA an amino acid that supports mental relaxation
  • ASHWAGANDHA that helps you better deal with daily occasional stress
  • CBD and a broad array of other important cannabinoids, terpenes, and more that supports the endocannabinoid system.
  • No THC – Tested to contain less than 0.01% ∆9-THC

Julie AitchesonJulie AitchesonJanuary 12, 2021
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When Mike and Sarah, the brother and sister team behind CBD company Creative Bath Design’s mother was recovering from cancer and struggling with chronic pain, anxiety, and severe neuropathy, the siblings swung into action. Drawing on over a decade’s worth of experience in the CBD industry and a passion for alternative medicine, the two put their heads together to develop a remedy that would address acute symptoms as well as overall wellness. 

Observing how nothing brought their mother ease like a hot bath and a good rest, the two partnered with sculptor Robert Maya to create a custom leaf mold for the bath bomb that would become their flagship “Soak and Toke”. Each leaf-shaped bomb (infused with organic essential oils as well as 350 mg of CBD isolate and 25 mg of CBG isolate), also contains a pre-rolled CBD joint inside to be enjoyed in or out of a relaxing bath.

At the end of my first and hopefully last Covid holiday season, nothing sounded better to me than a long, quiet soak in the tub. With election news still stirring the pot, cases spiking, temperatures dropping, and the ever-present conundrum of how to celebrate friends and family without, um, friends and family, I was more than ready to give Creative Bath Design’s leaf-shaped bath bomb a try. 

 The bomb itself was about the size of my hand, and I watched the fizzing bath water closely to see the first signs of the promised CBD pre-roll as it melted away. A pleasant blend of floral and citrus notes scented the rising steam as the water-tight tube poked out of the shrinking leaf at last. I climbed into the tub and let the remaining fizz of the bath bomb peter out. Within ten minutes of soaking, the persistent pulsing headache that had taken up a three day residence between my eyes began to ease. I lit the pre-roll with a cute little match cleverly positioned on the inside of the lid of the tube in which it came. The smoke was smooth and clean, with no accompanying sharpness or burning sensation on the inhale– one of the smoother smokes I’ve tried in fact, which fit perfectly with the purifying and relaxing ritual of bath time. The effect was gentle and a perfect prelude to a sweet night’s rest after a holiday season of too many leftover turkey sandwiches, a retail hangover, and chronic Zoom fatigue. 

$24 for one pre-roll-bearing 7 ounce bomb makes this a special occasion self-care treat for me rather than a daily or even weekly ritual, though given the advertised potency and one-two punch of soak and toke, there is no doubt that it is worth every cent.


StaffStaffNovember 30, 2020
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Editors Note: This is a guest post.

It is perfectly fine not to know where to start when it comes to buying CBD products online. As CBD has recently gained popularity across the globe, most people aren’t quite aware of the market yet. Over the past decade, many new companies and brands have come into existence that manufactures and sell CBD products and is managing to grow exponentially. 

Today, a simple search on the internet will expose you to hundreds of brands that sell CBD products. If you are a first-time buyer, it is natural for you to find it challenging to locate a trustworthy company to source your CBD products. 

In order to make the search easier for you, we are going to list the top brands in the market where you can expect to find quality CBD products that offer therapeutic benefits, suiting your individual needs. 

 

  1. Green Garden Gold 

 

Green Garden Gold is a company that was founded in 2014. Headquartered in Texas, the company sources its raw materials from Colorado. The brand specializes in hemp oil extracts in the form of oral drops and tinctures, but you can also find options in CBD edibles, isolates, pain creams, and capsules. Additionally, the company is also famous for products that target weight loss, beauty, skincare, and pets. 

With GMP certification, you can expect the products to be of top-quality. Even after ordering your product, you will be able to return it within 30 days with a full refund. 

 

  1. Endoca CBD 

 

Specializing in hemp oil extracts, Endoca CBD is a reputed company that’s headquartered in Europe. However, the satellite and facilities offices are located in the United States. Established in 2006, the company sources its raw materials from Scandinavia. 

Their journey started with manufacturing hemp oil drops, but they also manufacture a variety of CBD products, ranging from skin balms, crystals capsules, chewing gums, creams to capsules. 

 

  1. Green Gorilla 

 

Green Gorilla came into existence in the year 2013, when the company sourced its raw materials from Denmark. Recently, they have expanded and growing their own hemp plants. 

Though specializing in pure CBD oil, you can expect to find a plethora of options on CBD topicals and whole plan CBD oils. Additionally, some of the products Green Gorilla produces are also meant for horse and pet care. 

With every batch the company produces, a Certificate of Analysis will be posted on the website. It allows users and buyers to refer to them whenever they want to verify the quality of the CBD products online. 

 

  1. Bluebird Botanicals 

 

If you are looking for one of the top CBD brands of today, Bluebird Botanicals will be there on the list. Awarded as #1 Hemp CBD Company in 2016, you can expect the quality of products and services to be the best. 

The company was founded in 2012, with its headquarters in Colorado. The brand specializes in Hemp and CBD Concentrated Extracts. You will find the products in two strength levels – 1500 mg and 25 mg. Additionally, the brand also produces hemp capsules, isolates, vaporizers, and CBD for pets. 

 

  1. Plus CBD Oil 

 

If you are looking for a company specializing in CBD oil sprays and drops, this European-certified brand is the one for you. Plus CBD oil was launched in 2014, which primarily focuses on CBD capsules, sprays, and drops. With a strength level that ranges from 1 mg to 3 mg, these products are known to be perfect for beginners. 

Over the years, the company also started manufacturing CBD soft gels, balms, applicators, gummies, etc. All of these products come in higher strength levels and potencies. 

The company currently has two headquarters—one in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the other in San Diego, California. 

 

  1. Green Roads CBD 

 

In the last two decades, Green Roads is supplying CBD products and ruling over the online market. After sourcing their raw materials from Colorado, the brand creates unique formulae for every product. Headquartered in Florida, the company offers a supply of various CBD products, such as oils, edibles, syrups, capsules, terpenes, creams, concentrates, and daily doses. 

 

  1. Hempworx 

 

When it comes to the youngest CBD brands in the market, Hempworx is one on the top portion of the list. Though it is one of the youngest names, the company has become quite successful in supplying awesome CBD products. 

Despite specializing in CBD Hemp Oil Herbal Drops, the company offers several other products that come in the form of CBD pet treats, icy pain creams, collagen creams, and anti-aging creams. 

 

  1. Diamond CBD 

 

The company made a formal appearance in 2016 and managed to spread love in the community in a very short span. It has a significant presence on both online and media platforms, which is the reason why you will see many renowned personalities and celebrities using their products. 

With a wide range of options in CBD products, you can expect to find CBD drinks, vape oils, edibles, creams, and dabs at their online portal. 

 

Closing Thoughts 

 

Though many other companies have a good reputation in manufacturing and selling CBD products, these are the eight brands that topped our list. As a beginner, you will not be disappointed if you shop from their portals to get the most out of CBD.  

 


StaffStaffNovember 23, 2020
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Canopy Growth Corporation  (NASDAQ: CGC) and its medical division, Spectrum Therapeutics, have completed and published a new study on the long-term effects of cannabidiol (CBD), specifically focusing on toxicity and lifespan effects of CBD in the preclinical model C. elegans. The study was conducted in partnership with NemaLife Inc. and is published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal.

“Despite widespread use of CBD, no life-long toxicity studies had been conducted to date to determine the impact – or potential impact – of long-term exposure to CBD,” shared Hunter Land, Senior Director of Translational and Discovery Science at Canopy Growth. “These results serve as the only CBD life-long exposure data in an in vivo model to date, and the absence of long-term toxicity gives us the evidence we need as an industry to continue researching the potential health benefits for the broader application of CBD.”

Study Results

Acute and long-term exposure studies of CBD at physiologically relevant concentrations were studied in the worm model Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) on the basis that 60-80% of their genes are shared with humans, and their comparatively short lifespan of 2-3 weeks makes such studies feasible. In the C. elegans model, which is recognized as a valid model for this kind of research, CBD did not demonstrate any degree of acute or life-long toxicity or related liabilities at physiological concentrations. Instead, CBD extended the mean lifespan up to 18% and increased late-stage life activity by up to 206% compared to the untreated controls within the study.

The company said the study was commissioned to evaluate the solubility, stability, acute toxicity, thermotolerance, and effects on the lifespan of CBD in C. elegans as part of Canopy Growth’s ongoing commitment to providing the data required to support and influence public policy through research. To the best of the Canopy’s knowledge, this study represents the first long-term toxicity and lifespan research regarding the effects of chronic exposure to cannabidiol – one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis.

While further research into the life-long use of CBD should be carried out in mammalian models, the C. elegans model indicates a lack of long-term toxicity at physiologically relevant concentrations. Canopy Growth and its medical division Spectrum Therapeutics continue to advance a range of research initiatives aimed at furthering the understanding of – and unleashing – the full potential of cannabis.

 

 


StaffStaffOctober 28, 2020
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JRA Architects, Inc. is proud to announce the first successful LEED Platinum certification for a warehouse and hemp facility, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council to Ecofibre’s state of the art hemp processing facility in Georgetown, Ky. More remarkably, an exacting design, build and certification process that would normally take upwards of three years was completed in just 18 months, despite some pandemic-related delays in material deliveries.

“This facility breaks new ground in so many respects, but it’s proof that modern design principles, strong teamwork and a willingness to innovate will always carry the day,” said Marty Merkel, Associate of JRA Architects. “It takes a great team to complete a project like this ahead of schedule, in the midst of a global pandemic.”

Australia-based Ecofibre’s 50,000 square foot facility is the first of its kind in Kentucky, a state that has warmly embraced hemp production and processing on the heels of its nationwide approval in the 2018 farm bill.

“Kentucky has exceeded our expectations in every respect, from governmental support for economic development to professional experts like JRA and their teammates who guided us through the entire process,” said Eric Wang, CEO of Ecofibre. “This LEED Platinum facility is a great objective affirmation of our company’s desire to do things the right way economically and environmentally every time.”

According to Ralph Whitley, Principal Engineer at Shrout Tate Wilson, Ecofibre prioritized LEED and energy efficiency from the team’s first official conversation in February 2019.

“From day one, Eric was talking about the importance of energy efficiency and sustainability, applying it to every decision, ranging from the selection of JRA’s proposed design to the discussion of adopting solar power to offset the load from hemp-specific needs like clean rooms,” said Whitley. “Ecofibre’s enthusiasm for LEED streamlined the decision-making process and allowed us to leverage our energy modeling capabilities effectively and efficiently.”

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an internationally recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built sustainably with low environmental impact. In pursuit of that certification, the Ecofibre facility’s design incorporates a wide array of resource-efficient technologies, ranging from solar panels and nearly 70 light-channeling solar tubes to geothermal and water capture for flushing in the bathrooms. A rigorous building commissioning process led by Paladin, Inc. served to further improve efficiency.

“The process of completing any LEED certification is incredibly complex and preparing a building owner to reap its benefits over time requires precise documentation and operating policies,” said Candice Rogers, president of Lexington-based Paladin, Inc. “Done right, LEED becomes a lifestyle of its own, with the upsides of sustainability enjoyed for the long haul.”

The building also won points on the USGBC’s detailed checklist by incorporating into its various finishes an array of fabrics grown, processed and woven on the premises.

“While the LEED criteria are rooted in environmental concerns, they ultimately have a great impact on a company’s bottom line,” concluded Marty Merkel of JRA. “This remarkable project may be the first hemp facility to clear the LEED Platinum hurdle in the U.S., but I’m very confident it won’t be the last.”


Tee CorleyTee CorleyOctober 28, 2020
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Company: Eossi Beauty

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Remember at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when all the gurus and life coaches were on social media telling us, “Now’s the time to work on your side hustle”?

Rochonne Sanchez and Shannon Kaygi, cofounders of Eossi, actually did that. Born in May 2020, Eossi Beauty, a CBD beauty brand, launched its first product: Facial Glow Oil (1000mg CBD).

During a time of shared trauma, uncertainty, and a total lack of luxuries (like toilet paper), these two spunky women joined forces to form a brand that could deliver healing and a sense of elegance to its matrons.

Eossi is dedicated to pure and natural ingredients, transparency, and philanthropy. A portion of the proceeds of every product sold is set aside to support nonprofits that the founders feel are making a meaningful difference. Currently, the purchase of one bottle of Facial Glow Oil provides 8 meals to families in need.

For the transparency portion, you can get the stats on what’s in your Glow Facial Oil by using these instructions to read the third-party lab testing report for your batch.

Facial Glow Oil #8 (1000mg/50ml) Review

This facial oil came to us in a black and gold box. Elegantly packaged like a fine perfume, the rectangular semi-transparent thick black glass bottle immediately caught our eye. Gold letters read Eossi up the side.

You’d fully expect to see this kind of design on a 10 story ad in Times Square; a black and white image of a supermodel holding a bottle of Eossi #8; the gold lettering on the bottle is the only color shining through.

So already, before even trying the product, we’re impressed. Clearly, Sanchez and Kaygi are targeting a feeling: pure decadence.

Simple, skin-loving ingredients pack this oil full of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, and antioxidants. The carrier oil, non-comedogenic Moroccan argan oil, holds grapeseed oil, soothing rosehip oil, moisturizing coconut oil, vitamin E, 20mg of CBD per dropper, and the natural fragrances of frankincense, myrrh, and jasmine.

Many of these natural oils have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that benefit your skin barrier, reduce signs of aging, and may help fight acne. CBD is also thought to have skin-healing effects without clogging pores.

But how did #8 perform?

We started with just 3-5 drops on our fingertips and then began gentling patting and swiping the oil in an upward motion on our neck and faces.

The oil went on light and absorbed quickly, which many facial oils claim to do, but end up leaving you feeling greasy. Not so with Eossi. Instead, we did feel a sort of glow as this natural dew added a healthful shine to our smiling cheeks.

Testers agreed that our skin felt moisturized and protected, making us realize how papery and dry our skin was before.

And what’s more, it certainly helped us feel better mentally to enjoy a little luxury and healing in these very odd times.


Tee CorleyTee CorleyOctober 23, 2020
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Company: Green Roads

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Started in 2013 by a compounding pharmacist named Laura Fuentes and one of her family friends turned patients, Arby Barosso, Green Roads has been an industry leader since the beginning.

Based out of Florida where restrictions were and are still strict, Green Roads cut through all the red tape. In fact, they’ve acted (and been awarded) as advocates for those suffering from ailments that are treatable by CBD and worked hard to get them into the hands of those patients.

Unlike a traditional retail pharmacy, compounding pharmacies must adhere to strict sanitation practices, regularly working under laminar flow hoods to eliminating microscopic contamination of whatever concoction their compounding. Medicines can include ointments and creams, powders meant for capsules and tablets, and medicines delivered via IV bags. Pureness and quality are not marketing terms here – they’re requirements.

It’s with this attitude Laura and Arby have paved the road green. And the evidence is in the products. Green Roads sent us four products to sample and we can’t wait to tell you all about them.

CBD Nightly Dose, Sweet Sleep (25mg/packet, 12/pack) Review

First of all, we love the Green Roads packaging. All these products came to us in a verdant green box with the Green Roads logo on top. We opened it to find four deep blue boxes professionally designed with crescent moons and fluffy clouds.

It was about that time that we realized we were sampling their Sleep Line collection. With long hours of work ahead of us plus stress about the future of this currently wild world, all we could think was, “This is awesome.”

The first box we opened contained 12 individually packaged units of 25mg broad-spectrum CBD and CBN oil. Imagine those individually packed sports drink powder mixes that come in a small, long tube or wider pixie stick.

In other words, the packaging is perfect for travel and discretion. Simply rip off the top and let the tasty blueberry oil pour under your tongue.

For experienced users like us, pure CBD may not be enough to put you to sleep. No worries. With 2.5mg of natural melatonin, you’ll fall asleep easily and sleep deeply through the night. We experienced absolutely no grogginess in the morning.

We absolutely love the delivery system and the relaxing effect of these Sweet Sleep CBD oil packets. In fact, it absolutely beats the somewhat shadiness of measuring out a tincture with a dropper. It’s as if the pharmacist took care of all the mad scientist stuff to ensure we get what we need off the shelf with discretion.

Sleepy Zs CBD Gummies (25mg/gummy, 30ct) Review

If we can get anything in gummy form, we do. That goes for multivitamins, movie theater candy, and of course, CBD. What can we say, we’re a bunch of big kids!

Just be sure not to get carried away munching on the impressively delicious blackberry CBD gummies with 5mg of melatonin. One of our staff assumed, without reading the packaging (which is perfectly well-labeled), that the dosage was 2 gummies per night. She reported sleeping extremely well but said she didn’t want to get up in the morning. “It wasn’t grogginess,” she clarified. “I was just extremely relaxed and comfortable.”

Green Roads sent these circular purple gummies in a wide-mouth plastic jar (30 count) as well as in a 2-serving resealable sample pack (2 count). Again, not having to worry about dosing correctly is a big boon, and both containers look indistinguishable from other sleep aids high-end sleep aids. In other words, the packaging looks enticing and fresh without giving off that fun but dated hippie-dippie vibes.

In case you didn’t get the message from our description, we absolutely love and would recommend this product.

CBD Sleep Capsules (25mg/capsule, 30ct) Review

So you don’t like sweets and you just want to sleep. Enter CBD sleep capsules. Packed into a small, wide-mouth plastic jar, each white capsule is about the size and shape of a Mike ‘n’ Ike. 

These CBD capsules contain 25mg of CBD isolate instead of full or broad spectrum CBD. While broad spectrum CBD contains 0.0% THC, isolate goes even further by eliminating terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoid compounds.

These are perfect for restless souls who don’t react well to the “entourage effect.” Each capsule also contains 5mg of melatonin. These are excellent for first-timers and those wary of trying CBD.



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