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Best Dispensaries in Boston

7 Sweet Dispensaries to check out in Boston

We recently toured Boston area cannabis dispensaries to check out the what Bay State had to offer in terms of medical cannabis stores and recreational locations. Massachusetts is just one of the New England states that now allows adult use cannabis sales. The Greater Boston area has a wide variety of locations, that feature clean environments, strong product selection, and knowledgeable budtenders ready to help.

All of the dispensaries we visited felt like legitimate businesses that could be selling any product, even though, in this case, it’s weed. They all felt safe and created a welcoming environment where one doesn’t have to feel nervous about approaching.

We visited recreational locations that also serve those with medicinal cards too.

Ethos Watertown

We really enjoyed our visit to Ethos Watertown. The friendly greeters by the door make everyone feel special, and the staff goes above and beyond to ensure a great experience.

The Watertown location offers medical and recreational cannabis. Customers can purchase pre-rolls, flower, vaporizers, concentrates, edibles and more.

Ethos Dispensaries carries brands like Trulieve, Incredibles, Ace Weidman’s, Cresco, Natural Selections and more.

Ethos not only says they are involved with the community, they back it up. When you visit please ask about the local art! They display local artists works and also rally around a cause each month so they bring awareness.

Ethos’s other Massachusetts locations can be found in Fitchburg and Dorchester.

Ethos also has dispensaries in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Ethos Cannabis

390 Arsenal St

Watertown, MA 02472

Monday-Saturday 10a-8p, Sunday 10a-5p

Ascend Boston

Ascend has an awesome location, just blocks away from the Boston Garden in the City of Boston. We’re guessing there are lines out the door around Celtics and Bruins games. A quick walk from Faneuil Hall doesn’t hurt too! The first thing we noticed was that the doormen were super friendly. They even offered up some of their water when I was waiting for an Uber! The lower level is used for pre-order pickup and the upstairs level was where you can browse, ask questions and purchase.

They had a nice supply of brands and methods of intake.

Ascend sells flower, pre-rolls, vaporizers, oils, edibles, topicals, concentrates and accessories. In addition to in-house brands like Simply Herb and Ozone, they also carry Miss Grass, Edie Parker, Rythm (and other GTI Brands), Kiva, and Levia.

This Acend store offers walkup, preorder and delivery. This store was an adult use location.

Other Ascend Wellness Massachusetts locations can be found in Newton (and New Bedford is coming).

AWH is not just a Massachusetts brand. They have operations in five other states including Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Ascend Cannabis Dispensary Boston

272 Friend St

Boston, MA 02114

Sun-Sat 9a-9p

AYR Wellness

We were fortunate enough to be in town just as the Back Bay and Watertown dispensaries were opening.

The Back Bay location is nestled on Boylston Street, right across the street from the Prudential Center and about a block from the Boston Public Library.

The Watertown location sits on Beacon Street near Galen.

At both locations staff were helpful and excited about the store launches.

While the Boston location is recreational, Watertown service medicinal patients and adult use customers. Medical patients will need their Massachusetts medical marijuana card.

Both stores feature the standard assortment of prerolls, flower, concentrates, edibles, vaporizer and more. You can find Roadtripper, Kind, Styx, Wicked, Origyn, Puffco, Pax, Route 90 and more at the AYR Wellness locations.

If you’re short on money, AYR locations typically have an ATM and can accept debit cards.

Other AYR Massachusetts cannabis shops run under the Sira Naturals brand and are located in Somerville and Needham (both Medical only).

AYR also has cannabis dispensary locations in Pennsylvania, Florida (Liberty Health Sciences, New Jersey (Garden State Dispensary), Arizona (Oasis) and Nevada (The Dispensary in Las Vegas and Mynt in th Reno area).

AYR Wellness Watertown

48 N Beacon St

Watertown, MA 02472

Sun-Sat 10a-8p

Bud’s Goods

Bud’s Goods is a dispensary located along route just on the outskirts of Watertown.

Bud’s has a unique footprint with a wide selection of products. This cannabis company has set up the store in pod like sections where the customer is able to learn more about the brands.

Like the other Boston area shops, Bud’s sells vapes, carts, flower, edibles, topicals, and more.

Bud’s Everyday Flower has a nice selection of strains- sativas, indicas, and hybrids. That said, it’s really the brand displays that stand out in this shopping experience.

We found 1906, Garcia’s Handpicked, Insa, and Happy Valley.

They also have the Papi brand of cannabis. Papi is no stranger to the many Red Sox fans in the area.

Bud’s Goods

330 Pleasant St

Watertown, MA

Sunday- Saturday: 10am-8pm

Zen Leaf Sharon

Zen Leaf in Sharon is just off Route 1 between Walpole and Foxboro, just a stone’s throw from Gillette Stadium. You may have trouble seeing it if you’re not looking hard. It”s located in a more commercial looking area (more so than retail), but once you enter you feel the premium retail experience. Staff were kind and answered questions thoroughly.

This Sharon location services both medical patients and rec customers. Form factors include edibles, flower, pre-rolls, concentrates and more.

Brands in Sharon include Cresco, Garden Remedies, Betty’s Edibles, Grassroots and more.

There is another Bay State Zen Leaf store in Plymouth. Verano, one of the cannabis industry leaders, also has Zen Leaf locations in Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, and Ohio. Verano also has the MUV brands in Florida.

Zen Leaf Sharon

2 Merchant St Ste 1

Sharon, MA 02067

Open Sun-Sat 10a-8p

Sunnyside Framingham

Perched on Route 9 in Framingham is Sunnyside’s dispensary. Not as big as the other dispensaries we saw, but making up for it with personality. The team was very friendly, greeting us immediately as we walked in and quickly answering our questions.

An easy to navigate queue makes it easy to get in and out with your cannabis products. This location serves medical and adult use customers.

Sunnyside features its own Cresco brand as well as products from Highsman (Ricky Williams brand), Insa, High Supply and others.

There’s a wide variety of products at the Sunnyside store in vapes, flowers, concentrates, edibles, tinctures, beverages and others!

If you’re not in Massachusetts, you can find Sunnyside locations in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Sunnyside Framingham

250 Worcester Rd

Framingham, MA 01702

Sun-Sat 9a-9p

Trulieve Framingham

Framingham is also the Massachusetts home of Florida based Trulieve.

The store had a wide selection of products and an area set up for education/displays.

Trulieve is known for their experienced professionals and flower product lines. A recent glance at their menu showed 30+ cannabis strains ready for purchase.

Trulieve has it’s own products in addition to Fernway, Bhang, Binkse and more

Trulieve Framingham

85 Worcester Rd

Framingham, MA 01702

Mon-Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-6p

What’s you favorite dispensary in Boston?

On our next visit we’ll hopefully visit stores like Berkshire Roots, Pure Oasis, Neta Brookline, In Good Health, Alternative Therapies Group, Triple M, Northeast Alternatives

What other Boston areas have a lot of dispensaries?

Jamaica Plain, Fall River

Do you need a medical card to buy weed in Massachusetts

No, you don’t need to have a medical marijuana card to buy cannabis in Massachusetts.

However, some Massachusetts cannabis companies only sell to medical patients. Others offer discounts, higher limits, and additional services (like delivery) to their medical customers.

What’s the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana in Massachusetts?

There’s no difference in the product itself. Medical marijuana patients have been approved by a qualified physician and have a medical card. With the card, those patients may qualify for benefits that “recreational/adult use”, ie non-card holders can’t access.

Can you smoke weed in public in Massachusetts?

No. Although cannabis is legal, you still cannot smoke in public. And be careful, there are some locations where you can’t consume any cannabis (like near schools).

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel ?

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel?

Today we are going to talk all about a question we get all the time…..How Does Cannabis make you feel?  We will address CBD and THC in terms of how it makes you feel as we want you to be informed about your options.  To understand how Cannabis makes you feel, we must first truly understand all the different options that users have with cannabis.

Cannabis is said by many to have a relaxing and soothing effect, but you’re not going to feel CBD the same way you would THC. To explain how cannabis truly feels, we need to look at how both THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel? – The Answer is in the ECS System

What is an Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

This delicate network of cannabinoid receptors keeps the homeostasis or internal stability of all physiological functions. The system regulates metabolism, mood, digestion, sleep, immunity, heart function, and temperature.  Cannabinoid receptors are spread on cells around the body. Two main cannabinoid receptors are called CB1 and CB2. They occupy different areas.

CB1 receptors are made of G proteins and found mainly in the brain and the central nervous system. These are responsible for motor functions, stress response, pain perception, and memory. CB1 receptors are activated by endogenous neurotransmitters as well as naturally occurring ones, such as the phytocannabinoids.

CB2 receptors are concentrated mainly in the body organs, mainly on white blood cells, in the tonsils and the spleen, which are responsible for the cardiovascular, immune, and muscular systems.

The ECS is made up of endocannabinoids, receptors that cannabinoids bind to, and enzymes that break them down.

What is the difference between CBD and THC in the ECS?

CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the most common chemicals found in cannabis plants. Each plant has more than 100 of these compounds called cannabinoids. THC and CBD are both derived from marijuana and hemp. Marijuana has much more THC than hemp, while hemp contains a lot of CBD.

CBD and THC are chemical twins; they have the same formula ― 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and two oxygen atoms. The only difference is the atoms’ arrangement. The molecular structure gives each of them unique pharmacological properties. Once released into a body, they behave differently and travel in different directions.

While THC activates the CB1 receptors, CBD induces the opposite outcome and inhibits the CB1 receptors.

THC – How Does Cannabis Make You Feel

THC binds with both CB1 and CB2 receptors but has a tendency to seek out the CB1 receptors. Once THC gets into your body, it attaches to CB1 receptors and sorta takes over the endocannabinoid system as a whole.

Once THC begins working to control the ECS, it interferes with the chemical signals between neurons and your natural cannabinoids. THC activates CB1 receptors and increases blood flow to the prefrontal cortex of the brain.

You can read the full material here: Neuroimaging in cannabis use. It may activate cognitive changes such as decision-making, attention, and motor skills.

THC binds to CB1 receptors and activates the brain’s reward circuitry, which affects emotional and memory functions.

For further information, check the link: Marijuana and cannabinoid regulation of brain reward circuits. Remember what made you eat a pack of chips instead of salad? Now you know how it works.

THC is a psychoactive compound: it attaches to the receptors found within the brain along with CB1 receptors and activates them. The intoxication causes:

  • euphoria sensation,
  • relaxation
  • potentially increased hunger
  • possible sensitivity to light, color, touch, taste, and smell
  • some experience creativity boosts
  • Many feel amusement (laughter)

Some people do experience negative feelings while taking THC.  To avoid this it is ALWAYS BEST TO START LOW (mg dosage) and SLOW to find the perfect amount to achieve symptom-relief for the ailment you are using medical marijuana to help with.  Here are a few of the negative effects some have reported:

  • short-term memory loss,
  • high blood pressure.
  • nausea/vomiting
  • racing heartbeat
  • anxiety/panic/paranoia
  • confusion/delusions/hallucinations

It’s important to note that most people do not feel these negative effects of THC unless they have consumed too much for their bodies.  Take it slow and low and its reasonable to assume you can mostly avoid the negative feelings that the minority of users have reported.

CBD – How Does Cannabis Make You Feel

Depending on the treatment or therapeutic relief you seek, the effects of CBD can vary. Different CBD products may prove more beneficial than others. For instance, CBD-infused topicals have been reported to provide relief in pain-specific areas, while CBD oil may be better suited to help with an overall feeling of calm in the body.

Individual-specific characteristics such as your weight, diet, metabolism, other medications, genetics, and medical conditions, as well as the formulation and quality of the CBD product (3rd-Party Tested, Terpenes, etc.) could all influence the amount of therapeutic value that CBD will offer.  Not only does it depend on the individual, but also their ailment or condition. Depending on the therapeutic needs, different CBD products may prove more beneficial than others.  Source.

Hemp-derived CBD oil will not make you feel high or produce an intoxicating effect. In fact, it’s one of over 100 non-psychoactive (or non-intoxicating) chemical compounds found in cannabis. Instead of getting you high, CBD feels relaxing and calming without producing any mind-altering effects.

The difference with CBD is that it doesn’t activate CB1 receptors and therefore has no intoxicating effect. High concentrations of CBD in a consumed product such as CBD oil or taking more than recommended might cause an uplifting sensation. However, that’s not the same thing as being stoned. High doses of CBD could be a reason for some side effects, such as dizziness, nausea, or diarrhea, but this is not a feeling of a high.

As for how it actually makes you feel, it’s more of a subtle effect.

“If you have pain or anxiety, once the effects of CBD start setting in, it’s almost like it’s whisked away and it’s not there anymore.” —Drew Todd

CBD oil is more about what you don’t feel.  If you have pain or anxiety, once the effects of CBD start setting in, it’s almost like it’s whisked away and it’s not there anymore.  CBD is not about changing your current mental state or about getting high, its more about alleviating whatever it is that ails you so that you can live a more symptom-free life.  Source.

Here are some common feelings that CBD-users report:

  • Better sleep
  • Less pain/Pain Relief
  • Less Stress
  • Improved mental focus
  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • relieving nausea and vomiting
  • fighting acne
  • reducing spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis
  • treating epilepsy
  • lowering blood pressure
  • reducing inflammation

How Does Cannabis Make YOU Feel?????

Ultimately the consumption decision is yours.  We have clients that enjoy all consumption methods for cannabis products with and without THC.  

Both CBD and THC have been reported to help with a long list of ailments for hundreds of thousands of people every year.  Whichever product or route of consumption is best for you, we always encourage our customers to try various routes and doses to find the perfect mix of medication and relief.  We often recommend a few things:

  • Try CBD first to see if CBD can help alleviate your symptoms alone
  • If CBD isn’t quite enough, try THC products
  • If using THC products, we always recommend ALSO using CBD products so clients can realize the benefits of both along with the entourage effect.

Here at CalmEffect, we can help you with either Cannabis route.  We carry a wide variety of high-quality, 3rd party-tested CBD products that we can ship right to your door.  If THC is your preference, we can help you get your legal use card in your state.

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House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

The House will be voting on a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill in September 2020, congressional leadership confirmed on Friday August 28, 2020.  While the floor vote has not yet been scheduled, Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said in an email blast to members that the chamber is “expected” to take up the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act during the “September work period.”

9/2/20 – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) confirmed the timing of an upcoming historic vote on Federal legalization. The MORE Act, which would de-schedule and fund programs to repair the harms of the war on drugs, will hit the House floor the week of September 21-about three weeks from now.  WOW!

Imminent Plans to Hold a House Vote on Cannabis De-Scheduling Bill

The news that the house will vote on a historic marijuana legalization bill next month is exciting for so many that have been waiting for so long!  The legislation, introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) last year, cleared the committee panel and was referred to several other committees. It’s not clear whether those committees will waive jurisdiction or mark up the bill in order for it to get a full chamber vote.

A circulated email asks lawmakers to report back by Monday (8/31/20) to say whether they plan to support the bill on the floor.

“Less than two years ago, we put out our blueprint outlining a path to cannabis legalization in the 116th Congress,” Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a chief advocate for reform in Congress, said.  “Now, after many months of hard work and collaboration, we finally have a chance to end the failed policy of prohibition that has resulted in a long and shameful period of selective enforcement against people of color, especially Black men.”

“As people across the country protest racial injustices, there’s even greater urgency for Congress to seize this historic opportunity and finally align our cannabis laws with what the majority of Americans support, while ensuring restorative justice,” he said.

The House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month is a welcomed bit of news and is long overdue.  As more and more states legalize both medical and recreational marijuana, its time for the Federal Government to get out of the way and let states (through a public vote) decide what should be considered legal in each state and the rules they wish to adopt to get there.  The Federal Government has no business policing state regulations on marijuana, and this scheduled vote is an amazing first step.  There are still many hurdles to leap, but it seems the United States may finally be on its way to equitable new laws and that we may be taking a path to reverse the harm that the war on drugs has caused across our great nation.

 

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month – September 2020

The MORE Act Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

The MORE Act would federally de-schedule cannabis, expunge the records of those with prior marijuana convictions and impose a federal five percent tax on sales, revenue from which would be reinvested in communities most impacted by the drug war.

It would also create a pathway for resentencing for those incarcerated for marijuana offenses, as well as protect immigrants from being denied citizenship over cannabis and prevent federal agencies from denying public benefits or security clearances due to its use.

If the House approves the bill, there will still be an open question about whether the Republican-controlled Senate would follow suit. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is a strong advocate for hemp, but he’s maintained steadfast opposition to broader marijuana reform. That said, he did hold closed-door meetings with industry representatives last year, which indicates there may be some room for progress.

It’s possible the House action could push the Senate to take up a more dialed back piece of cannabis reform legislation such as the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, however. That bill, which is sponsored by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), would simply allow states to set their own marijuana policies without fear of federal intervention.

President Trump has expressed support for the proposal.

That said, legalization is decidedly not a Biden priority, as the former vice president has maintained opposition to the reform despite supermajority support among Democrats. He’s drawn the line at cannabis possession decriminalization, medical marijuana legalization, expungement, and modest rescheduling.  The Democratic National Committee’s platform committee recently rejected an amendment that would’ve added legalization as a 2020 party plank. Some advocates suspect that’s because the party didn’t want to adopt a policy at odds with the agenda of their presidential nominee.

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month – September 2020

Read the Full Congressional Email Below:

The House will be voting soon on H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act); and H.R. 7856, the Fiscal Year 2021 Intelligence Authorization Act

H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act)

During the September work period, the House is expected to consider H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act). The MORE Act decriminalizes marijuana at the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. This would allow state law to determine the status of marijuana legality for each state.

The bill also requires federal courts to expunge prior marijuana-related convictions and arrests and authorizes the assessment of a 5% sales tax on marijuana and marijuana products to create an Opportunity Trust Fund. This fund would include grant programs administered by the Department of Justice and the Small Business Administration to support individuals who have been adversely affected by the War on Drugs, provide assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged small business owners, and minimize barriers to marijuana licensing and employment.

Check out the bill reported from the Judiciary Committee.

Check out the one-pager from the Judiciary Committee.

Here’s the section-by-section from the Judiciary Committee.

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month – September 2020

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House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month – September 2020

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

New rules were quietly enacted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020! Marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida.  Here is everything you need to know about the edibles regulations and the timelines for products and marijuana edible availability across the state.  These aren’t the “pot brownies” of our past, these are sophisticated and super creative products and will surely be a tremendously popular form of consumption in Florida.  Let’s learn more now that marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida.

FLDOH Rules Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

The Florida Department of Health (FLDOH), which oversees the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), quietly published emergency rules for edible medical marijuana late Wednesday night (8/26/20). Variances should be issued to licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs) this week and products will hit shelves soon after (hopefully by the end of the year or even sooner.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULES

  1. Are effective immediately.
  2. Basic rules in Florida
    • the edibles cannot have primary or bright colors in order to minimize attraction to children,
    • must not resemble any commercially available candy and
    • must be packaged appropriately.
    • Items like baked goods, lozenges, and chocolates are fair game.

While the rules took a few years to finalize, much of the waiting had to do with the establishment of a reliable testing infrastructure, which has been built up as the industry has grown.

Medical Marijuana Edibles – DISTRIBUTION

After more than three years of delays, a finalized version of the Medical Cannabis Edibles rules was posted to the Florida Administrative Code, with an effective administrative date of March 16, 2020. Since then, Florida’s leading MMTCs said they were still waiting on the Department of Health to issue rules regarding packaging and other essential requirements. But today, August 26, 2020 – we wait no more as marijuana edibles are NOW legal in Florida!

The Florida Department of Health has officially issued production standards, meaning dispensary sales of marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida!

Florida’s top marijuana companies have been working hard and preparing for this moment for years. Many have enormous production facilities servicing all of Florida.  Some of the larger companies lead the nation in production and serve nearly 400,000 patients in Florida alone.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULES FOR DISTRIBUTION

  • Under the new statute, all companies that will produce or manufacture edibles will be required to obtain an annual food permit, which can cost up to $650.
  • In preparation for the allowance of edibles, some have already partnered with companies throughout the United States to bring them into the Florida market.
    • Florida’s largest medical marijuana company, Trulieve, announced in 2018 that it had partnered with Bhang, a high-end Colorado company that boasts its cannabis chocolate, granola bars, fruit leather, honey, olive oil, and even French-inspired Pâté de Fruit candies.
    • Liberty Health Sciences similarly announced in 2018 that it was partnering with Incredibles, another cannabis confectionery.
    • Other companies like Curaleaf, MedMen, and MUV are all established in states that already have guidelines in place for edibles, so it is likely that they will bring existing partners into Florida dispensaries.

Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers tweeted Wednesday night: “Like I said… year of the edibles! Let’s go!!!”

To check out the official production standards for edibles issued by the Florida Department of Health, see: Final Standards for Production of Edibles.

Why are Marijuana Edibles so Popular?

As both medical and recreational marijuana become legal in a growing number of states, so too does the popularity of edible forms of cannabis. Data from Colorado, which was among the first states to legalize marijuana, indicates that marijuana edibles make up a whopping 45% of the states total marijuana sales. That figure doesn’t even take into consideration the homemade marijuana edibles that people have been whipping up for years so the fact that marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida could (and likely will) have a tremendous impact on the Florida marijuana market.

nationally representative study of adult cannabis users reported that nearly 30% of all users had consumed cannabis in edible or beverage forms.

In Canada, where both smoked and edible forms of cannabis are legal on a national basis, a 2019 study indicated that over 25% of all users preferred edibles. It has also been shown that individuals using cannabis for medical purposes are more receptive to edible products, and that edibles are more popular with older adults.

For patients who are unable to receive inhaled cannabis medications due to conditions such as asthma and COPD, or who simply dislike the taste of burnt marijuana, edible forms of the product provide a viable alternative.

BENEFITS NOW THAT MARIJUANA EDIBLES ARE NOW LEGAL IN FLORIDA

  • The ability to deliver measured dosages
  • A longer duration of effects as compared to smoking or vaping
  • No need for additional equipment such as vape pens or pipes
  • A 2016 manuscript on the subject outlined several additional potential benefits of edible cannabis:
    • edibles are a discreet and more convenient way to consume cannabis
    • edibles offer a “high” that is calmer and more relaxing than smoking cannabis and
    • edibles avoid the harmful toxins and health risks that come with smoking cannabis.

CAUTIONS NOW THAT MARIJUANA EDIBLES ARE NOW LEGAL IN FLORIDA

Although edibles are commonly viewed as a safer and more desirable alternative to smoked or vaped cannabis, physicians and the public should be aware of several risks related to the use of cannabis edibles.

  • Identification and regulation of dosages
  • Safety of production and packaging
  • Risks of over-consumption and accidental ingestion
  • Risks from the consumption of illicit or homemade edibles

Source

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal In Florida

Are you excited to get some marijuana edibles?  We reached out to some Florida dispensaries and here is what they are saying about availability!  

  • Fluent Florida:  As of 8/27/20, Fluent is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Curaleaf Florida: As of 8/27/20, Curaleaf says they will have artic berry sublingual tabs (gummies in the shape of cubes).  These are actually available now.
  • One Plant Florida: As of 8/27/20, One Plant is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Rise Florida: As of 8/27/20, Rise is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Grow Healthy Florida: As of 8/27/20, Grow Healthy is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • VidaCann Florida: As of 8/27/20, VidaCann is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Columbia Care Florida: As of 8/27/20, Columbia Care is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Trulieve Florida: As of 8/27/20, Trulieve has partnered with edible brands Binske, Bhang, District Edibles, and Love’s Oven to include cookies, brownies, and other products. No confirmed date yet as to when you will see the items in stores.
  • Liberty Health Sciences Florida: As of 8/27/20, Liberty Health Sciences is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Surterra Florida: As of 8/27/20, Surterra is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • MÜV Florida: As of 8/27/20, MÜV is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.

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To understand terpene focused CBD tinctures, we must understand the specifics of terpenes!

What are Terpenes?

Plants manufacture and secrete a wide variety of chemicals and compounds that play a critical role to plant health by providing natural protection from bacteria, fungus, insects, and other environmental stresses.  Increasingly, these naturally occurring chemicals and compounds are being studied for their wide-ranging uses in health and wellness applications. While the FDA and other agencies have generally recognized terpenes as “safe”, and it’s widely understood that terpenoids play a big role in boosting the therapeutic effect of plant medicine, they remain understudied today.  Altopa has created a technology that enables the precision blending of these botanical oils. As a team of technologists first, as we’ve developed the Oblend Platform, we have been amazed by the growing body of knowledge surrounding terpenes and their promise for use in natural wellness. We’ve shared an abbreviated summary for some of our more prevalent tepene ingredients to get you started. We’ll share more over time but we encourage to do your own research on the internet or send us a note and we’ll forward some of our favorite references.

Terpene Focused CBD Tinctures

Myrcene

Myrcene is the most common and plentiful terpene in cannabis. It’s also found in mango, with a flavor profile that’s a mix of citrus and musk.  This terpene, known for its sedative and relaxing effect, has been studied for its analgesic properties and may be part of the reason people have historically used cannabis for pain management.

Pinene

Pinene smells like forest pine and fir. This relatively common terpene is used in medicine as an anti-inflammatory, expectorant, bronchodilator and even as an anti-cancer agent in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Limonene

As its name seems to indicate, limonene has a sweet, citrusy smell. Citrus fruits are loaded with limonene which is commonly extracted for use in foods and other consumer products. Research into limonene surrounds its potential to improve mood and promote a sense of clarity and wakefulness.  Interestingly, limonene is currently undergoing clinical trials in the treatment of breast cancer. It’s even been found to promote weight loss.

Caryophyllene

Found in a variety of basil, cloves, and black pepper, this terpene has long been used as an anti-inflammatory in creams and salves and is thought to reduce anxiety.  When combined with CBD it’s been found effective in the treatment of chronic pain, suggesting that high-caryophyllene strains of hemp may be useful in treating a number of medical issues such as arthritis and neuropathic pain.

Linalool

Found in lavender, linalool has been used for centuries as a sleep aid. Linalool has been found to be helpful in the treatment of both psychosis and anxiety. Studies also suggest that linalool boosts the immune system, can reduce lung inflammation, and can restore cognitive and emotional function (making it a subject of many studies in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease).

Nerolidol

Naturally occurring in cannabis, ginger,  jasmine, and tea tree, studies of nerolidol have revealed multiple medicinal efficacies that could help patients with diseases as wide-ranging as bacterial infections, cancer, malaria, skin lesions, ulcers, and conditions involving systemic inflammation (including arthritis, asthma, and fibromyalgia).

Terpene Focused CBD Tinctures Designed by Dr. Ethan Russo

Dr. Russo is a board-certified neurologist and a research pioneer in cannabis and psychopharmacology. He is the former Director of Research and Development for the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) and Senior Medical Advisor at GW Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Russo is renowned for his work promoting that the benefits of medical cannabis can be enhanced when combined with terpenes, which is known as the entourage effect. Dr. Russo designed, Meadow Day, to ensure the patients receive an entourage effect formulated product targeted towards their specific health needs.

A select sample of additional publications regarding Dr. Russo and his research is available at;
Taming THC“: published with National Institutes of Health (NIH), articulating the importance of terpenes (includes over 200 clinical trials to reference)

Cannabis Scientists are Chasing the Perfect High“: published by NY Times

Cannabis Therapeutics and the Future of Neurology“: published with NIH

Specialties: Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoid System (ECS), Ethnobotany, Phytomedicine, Pharmaceutical Industry

How Long Does Cannabis Last

How Long Does Cannabis Last

How Long Does Cannabis Last ?

How Long Does Cannabis Last

How Long Does Cannabis Last?

Today we are going to talk all about a question we get all the time…..How Long Does Cannabis Last in the body and with its effects?  We will address CBD and THC in terms of how long it takes to take effect and also how long it stays in the body as we want you to be informed about your options.  To understand how long does cannabis last, we must first truly understand all the different options that users have with cannabis.

Methods of Intake to Help Understand How Long Does Cannabis Last

There are various forms of Cannabis products (with just CBD or including THC) so it is important to know how it is to be taken. There are basically five main methods of CBD intake available today.

Here are 5 main ways to take cannabis so we can better answer How Long Does Cannabis Last effectively.

ORAL METHODS OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

With this method, Cannabis is taken directly through the mouth (edibles, capsules, or anything immediately swallowed) where it makes its way through the digestive tract and then enters the bloodstream. Since the component becomes a part of the digestive system, it takes at least an hour or two to produce effects and this makes it the slowest form of cannabis effect onset. However, oral ingestion stays active in the body the longest. This method is ideal for neurological disorders and for pain relief.

SUBLINGUAL METHODS OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

Sublingual is a method for faster relief where capillary rich areas are targeted. Areas under the tongue, along the gums and cheeks, are capillary rich.  Given this, placing cannabis oil and/or tincture drops in these capillary rich areas allows fast absorption by the blood vessels within 15 minutes or so, cannabis gets going into the bloodstream.  It can take about 30-45 minutes to get the full effects going.

INHALATION METHODS OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

Cannabis absorbed through vapes or by smoking is hands-down the quickest ways to get cannabis going in the bloodstream. However, it inhaled cannabis remains active in the bloodstream for the shortest period of time. For instant relief from pain, depression, anxiety, or sleep issues, this is often the preferred method of consumption.

TOPICAL METHODS OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

Balms, lotions, creams, patches, and bath bombs with cannabis in them are used by applying them directly onto the skin (or soaking in a bath) gives cannabis access to muscles, pain-perceiving nerves, and inflammatory cells as it penetrates through the skin.

SUPPOSITORY METHOD OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

These cannabis products are inserted into the mucosal areas (such as the vagina or anus) where they are absorbed by the blood capillaries for local zones of pain relief.  The suppository method is a less preferred one but is mostly used in serious conditions. This method is especially helpful for menstrual cramps (vaginal suppository) or in cases where ingestion upsets a patient’s stomach (very uncommon).

How Long Does Cannabis Last – Feeling the Effects

The effect of Cannabis in the body will depend upon the method of intake.  These are averages in terms of how long it takes to start feeling the effects and how long the feelings will typically last.

ORAL CONSUMPTION

Being the slowest method of CBD absorption, the effects start within an hour on average and last for around 6-8 hours.

SUBLINGUAL CONSUMPTION

Being one of the quicker methods of intake, the effect begins within 15 minutes (full effects around 0-45 minutes) and typically last 3-4 hours.

INHALATION CONSUMPTION

This the fastest intake method and the effect begins within 2-10 minutes and lasts about 1-3 hours.

TOPICAL CONSUMPTION

This is a slower method of effectivity that begin quickly but often times takes multiple applications.  Its effects last for around 2-4 hours.

SUPPOSITORY CONSUMPTION

This method takes about 10-15 minutes to start feeling any effects, full effects can take up to an hour.  Effects can last as long as 8 hours (when using THC suppositories, many users report not feeling a “high” with this method, while still realizing the benefits).

How Long Does Cannabis Last – Detection in the Body

  • For someone taking cannabis for the first time, tests may detect it for about 3 days.
  • In someone who uses cannabis three or four times per week, the detection window is 5–7 days.
  • For people who use cannabis once a day or more, tests may detect it in their system for 30 days or longer.

Detection windows also depend on the kind of test a person undertakes. People who only use CBD are less likely to show detection of THC as qualified CBD products have only trace amounts of THC in them.  General estimates for various marijuana cannabis tests are as follows:

  • Urine tests can detect THC in the urine for approximately 3–30 days after use.
  • Saliva tests can detect THC for approximately 24 hours after use. Some saliva tests have detected marijuana for up to 72 hours.
  • Hair tests are the most sensitive tests, detecting THC for up to 90 days after use. However, these tests are testing the oil in skin that transfers to hair, and so they may occasionally show a false positive. A person who comes into contact with a THC user could, theoretically, test positive on a hair test.
  • Blood tests can only detect THC for 3–4 hours.

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How Long Does Cannabis Last for You?

Ultimately the consumption decision is yours.  We have clients that enjoy all consumption methods for cannabis products with and without THC.  

Both CBD and THC have been reported to help with a long list of ailments for hundreds of thousands of people every year.  Whichever product or route of consumption is best for you, we always encourage our customers to try various routes and doses to find the perfect mix of medication and relief.

Here at CalmEffect, we can help you with either Cannabis route.  We carry a wide variety of high-quality, 3rd party-tested CBD products that we can ship right to your door.  If THC is your preference, we can help you get your legal use card in your state.

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Cannabis for Insomnia

Cannabis for Insomnia

Cannabis for Insomnia

Cannabis for Insomnia

Cannabis for Insomnia

Today we are going to talk all about Cannabis for Insomnia.  We will address CBD and THC separately as each of these components of cannabis can have different effects on treating insomnia and we want you to be informed about your options.  To understand cannabis for insomnia, we must first truly understand what insomnia is.

What is Insomnia?

According to guidelines from a physician group, insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so.  Racing-thoughts, pain and tossing and turning can keep people awake for hours on end.  People with insomnia can feel frustrated with their sleep and usually experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • fatigue,
  • low energy,
  • difficulty concentrating,
  • mood disturbances,
  • and decreased performance at work or at school.

One in four Americans experiences insomnia each year and out of those people, about 25% of them report it to be acute or chronic.

30 to 35% have brief symptoms of insomnia. 15 to 20% have a short-term insomnia disorder, which lasts less than three months. 10%-25% have a chronic insomnia disorder, which occurs at least three times per week for at least three months.

THE CBD ROUTE – Cannabis for Insomnia

Cannabidiol — also known as CBD — is one of the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids interact with your endocannabinoid system, which helps your body maintain a state of balance and stability or homeostasis.

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD isn’t psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you “high.” Instead, it has a range of health applications and there is some research and anecdotal evidence that suggests that CBD can also help you get a good night’s sleep. Here’s what you need to know about using CBD for sleep.

If your insomnia is caused by external factors or related conditions, CBD may help by treating the causes of sleeplessness.

Research published in 2019 looked at whether CBD could improve sleep and or reduce anxiety. The study involved 72 subjects, with 47 experiencing anxiety and 25 experiencing poor sleep. The subjects were each given 25 milligrams (mg) of CBD in capsule form each day. In the first month, 79.2 percent of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7 percent reported better sleep.

Pain, which may also cause sleep problems, can be helped by CBD as well. A 2018 review in Frontiers in Pharmacology noted that there’s a fair amount of evidence to support the claim that CBD soothes pain. The authors note that by reducing chronic pain, CBD can improve sleep.

Other research tells us that CBD affects the sleep cycle. Research from 2014 looked at four patients with Parkinson’s disease. It found that CBD improved the symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), a disorder in which a person acts out their dreams. RBD is associated with poor sleep and nightmares.

Even studies that conclude that CBD can improve sleep aren’t always able to say why. Most studies emphasize that we need more research on CBD before we fully understand how it affects our sleep.

However, as mentioned above, many researchers say that CBD improves sleep because it tackles the root causes of insomnia.  As more research is done on CBD, we’ll learn more and more about why and how it can help us sleep.  Original Article.

THE THC ROUTE – Cannabis for Insomnia

The cannabis plant has been used for centuries as a sleep aid. Contemporary scientific research has measured what people have known and experienced since ancient times: cannabis has relaxing and sedative effects. In particular, cannabis makes falling asleep easier. One recent study found that cannabis shortens the time it takes to fall asleep, both for people with sleep problems and people who fall asleep without trouble. Among people with active difficulty falling asleep, cannabis use resulted in an average of 30 minutes less time in falling asleep. The study also included a group of people who were able to fall asleep without difficulty. Among this group of strong sleepers, cannabis helped them fall asleep even faster, by 15 minutes.

Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. THC is what gives the high that’s associated with cannabis use. THC can provide pain relief, and is also useful in reducing nausea. Research shows THC has sedative effects, and can make it easier to fall asleep. There’s also emerging evidence suggesting that THC may improve breathing during sleep, which makes THC a potential therapy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

THC appears to alter time spent in stages of sleep. Specifically, THC has been found to reduce time spent in REM sleep and increase time spent in slow-wave sleep.

Because of this diminished time in REM, THC reduces dreaming. That can be helpful to people who have conditions such as PTSD that involve frequent, disturbing dreams and nightmares. People may experience fewer dreams when using cannabis regularly. After stopping, its common to experience a burst of dreaming. That’s part of what’s known as REM rebound—an increase in REM that happens after REM has been suppressed.

Changes to sleep cycles are one factor to consider when evaluating whether, and how long, to use cannabis. All sleep cycles are important for healthy rest and functioning. Alterations to our nightly sleep architecture, especially over the long-term, can deprive us of the full restorative effects a night of sleep is biologically designed to provide.  Oringial Article.

Your Journey with Cannabis for Insomnia

Ultimately the decision is yours.  We have clients who prefer to use CBD because they specifically do not want the “high” associated with THC, and just as many clients who prefer the feeling of euphoria as they drift off to sleep.

Of special note:  if you do elect to use THC for insomnia, always select an INDICA strain of marijuana.

Here at CalmEffect, we can help you with either Cannabis route.  We carry a wide variety of high-quality, 3rd party-tested CBD products that we can ship right to your door.  If THC is your preference, we can help you get your legal use card in your state.

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Mike Tyson 2020 Boxing Match and CBD Cannabis Cups

Mike Tyson 2020 Boxing Match and CBD Cannabis Cups

Mike Tyson 2020 Boxing Match and CBD Cannabis Cups

Mike Tyson 2020 Boxing Match and CBD Cannabis Cups

Mike Tyson 2020 Boxing Match and CBD Cannabis Cups

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, Mike Tyson continues to appear in the news in the strangest of ways.

First, word has been spreading that the Ranch Companies (which Tyson founded) has acquired a license to print cannabis cups. That’s right, print cups.  So, Tysons company plans to print cups that have the CBD and cannabis IN the CUP. Water-soluble cannabinoids are attached to the cups, so when they come in contact with water, the user consumes the cannabinoids.  Could this potentially help one of the challenges of the industry – consistent and accurate dosing?  We shall see!  Look for CBD forms first given there are fewer restrictions.

“For The Ranch Companies, it is very exciting to be working with Smart Cups’ technology, because it gives us the opportunity to make anything that is possible with this innovative tech,” Tyson said in an exclusive conversation.

“Having the ability to produce lines of ingestible cannabis products that will have accurate and consistent doses of cannabis is incredibly important to us.”

What Smart Cups does is print active and flavor ingredients from many natural products on the surfaces, thus eliminating all of the liquid from a beverage – consequently reducing transportation costs and carbon footprints.  Just add water and you have your fully flavored drink and your CBD.  Get more details from this Forbes article.

And then, we hear reports that Iron Mike is re-entering the boxing ring!  Yup, an exhibition has been scheduled for September 12, 2020 in Carson, California.  Mike Tyson is boxing in 2020!  A young, fit, 54, Tyson will be squaring off against Roy Jones, Jr, another boxing legend.  ESPN has the story.

 

So, where do the two stories intersect? We’re still trying to find out.  Will Tyson be using CBD? Will he have to stop smoking weed? I’m sure more news will come out over the next few weeks. We’ll be watching closely.

There are many CBD products available out there today.  Make sure you buy your CBD from:

  1. Someone you trust.
  2. Someone who’s going to help you along the journey.
  3. Someone with third-party testing for quality.

CalmEffect customers can shop here with confidence as we offer an entire marketplace of high-quality 3rd-Party Tested CBD products.  We make it easy for you to try CBD before you try THC and we are here for you along your journey.  If you do decide the THC is ultimately the path you choose, we are here to help you with that process too!

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Try CBD Before You Try THC, Here is Why

Try CBD Before You Try THC

Try CBD Before You Try THC

Try CBD Before You Try THC with the CalmEffect CalmWay Process

We believe that those looking for help from the hemp/cannabis plant should start off with CBD, optimize CBD intake, and if looking for something additional, look towards THC options

Although medical marijuana may sound sexy and rebellious, we believe you should first test CBD.

3 Steps to Using CBD and THC

Why Should You Try CBD BEFORE You Try THC?

  • Most researchers believe that CBD is the hemp/cannabis compound that drives the “healing” capabilities.
  • CBD can be sold over the counter and online.
  • You don’t need a medical marijuana card (save $$$) or see a doctor ($$$) in order to purchase.
  • Most employers are open the CBD use.
  • You don’t have to worry about losing a gun permit or other restrictions that concern some marijuana users.
  • CBD can be mailed and shipped using traditional shipping services (USPS, FEDEX, UPS, etc).
  • You don’t have to worry about what others will think.
  • You don’t have to worry about the “high” feeling.

That said, we are for medical marijuana (and THC) if its right for you.

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Why CBD?

Are you dealing with types of physical pain, anxiety, or sleeplessness?

Many people are reporting success at treating symptoms with CBD.  (Note: Because the FDA has not yet evaluated CBD, companies cannot make claims about CBD’s efficacy). That said, we are seeing so many people across the world who are happy with their results.

What is CBD?

CBD is one of the many compounds found in the hemp and cannabis plants.  Those two plants are closely related, but the presence of THC in cannabis is why there’s so much discussion about why it’s legal/illegal/laws/crime/high etc.  Hemp on the other hand has little to no THC in it naturally.  So, CBD can be extracted from both kinds of plants, but to be sold legally (and not as marijuana), it can’t have more than a trace amount of THC. Make sense?

3 Steps to Using CBD and THC

Steps to Try CBD Before You Try THC

Step 1: Try CBD Before You Try THC

  • Choose a format that’s right for you. Start low, increase MGs slowly to see how it affects you.  You should not feel a drastic change immediately.   If you’re dealing with acute pain, try vaping or smoking a pre-roll.  These will “hit” you the fastest.  If the pain or anxiety is more constant, try liquid/drops/oil because it will take a little longer to hit you, but it lasts longer.

Step 2: Optimize CBD Intake/Results

  • The effect typically increases as you increase your doses of MGs.  The industry calls this titrating.  Consuming 5 to 100 MGs per dose, 3 times a day is not unusual.
  • Figure out the right balance of fast relief, and more longer-lasting relief.
  • Try different brands that may have different blends/terpenes, etc.

Step 3: Try THC (in marijuana/cannabis) if Necessary

  • In medical marijuana states, you can get your license if you have a qualifying condition. If it’s adult-use legal, head over to the dispensary.
  • Experts say that the combination of CBD and THC can provide additional benefits, but don’t forget to consider that types of cannabis strains will affect you differently and may give you that high feeling.

Bonus: Enjoy the CalmLife

CHOICES to Try CBD Before You Try THC 

There are many CBD products available.  Make sure you buy your CBD from:

  1. Someone you trust.
  2. Someone who’s going to help you along the journey.
  3. Someone with third-party testing for quality.

CalmEffect customers can shop here with confidence as we offer an entire marketplace of high-quality 3rd-Party Tested CBD products.  We make it easy for you to try CBD before you try THC and we are here for you along your journey.  If you do decide the THC is ultimately the path you choose, we are here to help you with that process too!

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CBD mg Dosing – Understanding How to Buy and Use CBD

CBD mg Dosing

CBD mg Dosing – Understanding How to Buy and Use CBD

CBD mg Dosing

Understanding How to Buy and Use CBD

CBD mg Dosing – Understanding How to Buy and Use CBD

Oh, the wonders of CBD… Thousands upon THOUSANDS of people use (with great success) CBD every single day.  However, MANY are still confused about how to take CBD and get the most benefit.  The answer begins with understanding CBD mg dosing.

Fret no further.  We are going to break it down for you so you can get the most out of your CBD and quickly understand how to use it and how to buy it.

Whether you are a novice or an expert, you may just learn something to help you get the most out of CBD in 2020 and beyond.

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What is CBD mg Dosing?

When you look to purchase CBD, you will see that the container lists a mg content.  Let’s look at what this all means.

Take for instance, a bottle of CBD tincture.  Most manufacturers sell 30ml bottles.  The CBD mg dosing listing on the bottle is the mg’s of CBD contained in the entire bottle.  Tinctures typically come with a dropper that measures out 1 ml.  To determine how many mg are in each ml….take the total mg in the bottle and divide by the ml’s in the bottle.

Let’s take an example.  If you have a 300mg bottle of tincture and the size of the bottle is 30ml, then each ml (one full dropper) is 10mg of CBD (300mg/30ml = 10mg per ml)

FUN FACT:  Most tinctures are 30ml bottles with a 1ml dropper.  This is so you can easily measure out 1ml and dose 30 times for an easy 30-day supply.

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Buying 30ml of 1500mg CBD vs 30ml of 300mg CBD

Let’s break down the CBD mg dosing again to show you the savings.

A 30ml bottle is a 30ml bottle.  The size of the bottle isn’t the trick.  The trick is getting MORE CBD mg per dose.  To do so, buy a higher mg version of the 30ml bottle.  Let’s compare a 300mg bottle vs a 1500mg bottle.

A 300mg bottle is about $30.  Each FULL dropper (1ml) would give you 10mg of CBD.  Cost = $1.00 per 10mg dose.

A 1500mg bottle is about $100.  Each full dropper (1ml) would give you 50mg of CBD.  To get the same mg in a dose as the 300mg bottle, you would only need to take 1/5 of a dropper.  Cost = $.67 per 10mg dose.

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Still unsure if CBD will help?

If you are still unsure of the benefits of CBD, or how you might go about learning more, visit our page, Best CBD Options – What is CBD and What Are My Best CBD Options?

Not sure if you are interested in CBD or medical marijuana? Watch this short video all about CBC vs THC.

 

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What I Lost By Taking CBD and MMJ

Taking CBD and MMJ

Taking CBD and MMJ

What I Lost By

Taking CBD and MMJ

Taking CBD and MMJ

So many people have asked me questions about CBD, Hemp, Medical Marijuana – what works, what doesn’t, what I recommend… so many questions. And the other day, it dawned on me that I have never talked about my life, my health issues, and what led me to the CalmLife Journey. So, today, I want to share it with all of you.

For me, falling asleep was never an issue.  However, as I got older, I started waking up frequently during the middle of the night, and, unbeknownst to me, I was grinding my teeth during the night… which resulted in morning headaches. Severe, debilitating headaches that would take me out of my game for a few hours in the morning (something I just could not afford).

I had heard that marijuana/hemp could help, but honestly, I didn’t think it was right for me. That said, and given that it was available in my home state, I thought I would check it out. I mean, I thought, why not, what did I have to lose? Actually, I lost a lot!

Taking CBD and MMJ Was An Easy Process

Before I get into what I lost by taking CBD and MMJ, let me take you through the process of how easy the whole thing was. First, I got my card, and then, I picked up some medical marijuana at a local Dispensary. I started consuming (vaping) right before bed, and found out that it relaxed me even more; remember, falling asleep quickly was never a problem – it was staying asleep that was one of my issues. But the very first night I tried MMJ, I experienced calmness, plus a little of that euphoric feeling, that put me to sleep fast, and I was able to sleep longer without interruption.  The very first night. I was amazed when I woke up the next day; not only did I feel refreshed and rested like never before, I had NO headache! It had been years since I had felt so energetic and revived in the morning. Now, I can honestly say that I usually make it through the night, with NO headaches in the morning!

I had finally lost that exhausted, migraine-filled morning feel. Was it all because of the MMJ? Well, I’m not doing anything else differently, so I’m going to say, “Yes.” 

That said, I need to add that MMJ works differently for everyone; so finding the right THC/CBD ratio/strain and amount of dose is important. But I am hopeful, my story will motivate you to find out what works for you, so you can gain the same benefits I have.   

Another thing I want to mention in my story was how CBD affected me.  Again, it’s different for everyone. But I find that when I take CBD, it gives me a nice mellow feeling (without getting me high) and I find that incidences of me being sore (from sleeping the wrong way, chilling in a bad position, or just plain ole getting old) is little to none! 

In fact, one day recently, I threw out my back, and it was so painful, that I had to support myself when going from sitting to standing up.  A few years ago, I had done the same thing; it took me about 6 months to recover, so I was really scared this would take me out of commission the same way. I could not afford to deal with that pain again for 6 months.

So, knowing what I know about CBD and pain relief, this time I increased the mgs of my CBD, and a few days later I was feeling much better. I was shocked, given the experience last time, and how much better I felt this time, with the CBD. 

So, was it definitely the CBD that helped?  I don’t know. That said, when my family and friends ask me for help with any time of pain, I always recommend CBD, and I know for sure,  I will always continue to use it based on what I have seen and felt in my own life.

I hope my story of both MMJ and CBD has inspired you to look further in your own life, for a more natural alternative. My advice? If you are having migraines or headaches, can’t sleep, can’t stay asleep, or if you have back or other joint pain, let us help you find the right product, or combination of products, to help you.

Educating you on the benefits of CBD and MMJ, finding the right kind of product(s), and helping you to understand how much CBD and/or THC may work for you, is our specialty.

Making your options more accessible and affordable, is our mission.

Let us know how we can help you with your own CalmLife Journey. We are here for you!

And, if you have a story to share, on WHAT YOU LOST taking CBD and MMJ (pain, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, weight, or other), we’d love for you to share your story with us!

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CBD for Weight Loss – Its All About Reducing Stress

There are many strategies to losing weight; eating healthy, reducing sugar and fat intake, incorporating a more active lifestyle such as walking, weight lifting, yoga, etc.

But did you know one of the best, most successful ways to shed those pounds around the middle, is by reducing stress? Stress relief is not just a powerful tool for overall health and wellness; effective stress release helps to reduce that terrible, fat-inducing, fat-storing hormone called Cortisol.  And one of the best ways to potentially reduce Cortisol, is with CBD.

Metabolism and Cortisol

A healthy person’s level of cortisol, the primary stress hormone, rises and falls in a 24-hour cycle; it increases as the sun rises, and drops to its lowest levels a few hours after midnight. However, this ebb and flow is negatively affected by an increase in stress — either acute or chronic. Recent Studies from The National Institute of Health, report that CBD might be able to decrease cortisol levels by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, thus helping your metabolism’s natural rhythm. Additionally, adding CBD to your pre-workout routine might positively impact your energy levels and metabolic fire, helping to reduce fat.

This graphic helps illustrate the schematic representation of the endocannabinoid system and its effect on weight loss

CBD and Weightloss

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CBD May Reduce Appetite*

CBD for Weight Loss

It’s all about the CB1 receptors. It’s true, that people who smoke cannabis tend to feel more hungry than usual, due to the THC activating CB1 Receptors, and possibly causing increased appetite. But, the CBD in cannabis may actually do the opposite, by blocking CB1 receptors, and influencing other hormones to help reduce the appetite and prevent overeating.

CBD and Weightloss

CBD May Help in Converting Fat*

CBD for Weight Loss

There are two types of fat in our body, good fat and bad fat. When accumulated in excess, bad fat is related to chronic illness, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Good fat actually serves a purpose in generating heat by burning calories. A person at a healthy weight, tends to have more good fat than bad fat, and CBD may even help convert bad fat to good fat, resulting in more weight loss.

 

CBD and Weightloss

CBD May Help Stimulate Metabolism*

CBD for Weight Loss

CBD not only stimulates the proteins and genes that play a role in increasing the breakdown of fat, but it can also boost the number and activity of the mitochondria, thus amplifying the body’s ability to burn stored calories and fat throughout the day.

CBD and Weightloss

CBD May Help To Reduce Metabolic Disorders*

CBD for Weight Loss

The over-activation of the CB1 receptors in the fatty tissue, could contribute to obesity and metabolic risks. CB1 receptors become over-activate by stress and increased Cortisol levels. CBD helps to block off the CB1 receptors, by reducing stress, and thus reducing Cortisol levels. A chain reaction of sorts. Thus, CBD may help to reduce metabolic disorders, just by helping to reduce stress.

* These statements have not been approved by the FDA. It is best to speak with your doctor before beginning any new supplements, dietary change or exercise to lose weight

In people with obesity or problems with losing weight (especially with extra pounds around the waist), CB1 receptors become more widespread in fatty tissue. The recent study shows some evidence that CBD may help people lose weight, and/or help prevent metabolic disorders.

Now, we can’t promise….

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CBD and Weightloss

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CBD and Weightloss

…but it is an established medical fact, that by reducing cortisol, you will reduce stress, and thus have an easier time shedding those pounds. And CBD may be your trusted partner in reducing stress and anxiety. 

CBD and Weightloss

In fact, studies show that cannabis works with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human body (yep…back to those receptors again) to regulate our emotional well being as well as regulation of homeostasis and even help with general pain. All of which will help in losing weight.

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