CBD 101

If you’re reading this, you’re probably already familiar with the fun side of marijuana.Did you know cannabis is made of up over 100 different components called cannabinoids? One of those, the psychoactive bit, is well-known cannabinoid, THC. Another, is medically superior CBD. 

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Have You Heard Of CBD?
Cannabidiol— or CBD for short, is another cannabinoid in cannabis that has recently been the talk of the industry. Legal nationwide and with extensive medical benefits, it’s no shock it’s blown up. While CBD does not get you high, it proves to be a great alternative for patients who want the medicinal benefits without the stoned feel. 

What Is CBD Used For? 

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CBD is used to treat a number of conditions, some of which include: 

  • Acne

  • ADD and ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Alzheimer's

  • Anorexia

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Bipolar

  • Cancer

  • Digestive Issues

  • Depression

  • Migraine

  • Inflammation

  • Nausea

  • Chronic Pain

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Skin Conditions

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Epilepsy and Seizures

Different ratios of THC to CBD have been tested and formulated to successfully beat the illness it is meant to counter. The Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) for example, when utilizing a 2:1 THC to CBD ratio has proven to be an effective treatment for cancer. 


To read more about how CBD can help these conditions, visit: 

https://www.projectcbd.org/guidance/conditions 

https://www.healthline.com/health/rick-simpson-oil-cancer


Want To Try CBD?
If you’re interested in trying CBD, there are a number of ways to consume. Want to know which method is right for you? 

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Tinctures
Tinctures are fast and easy for daily CBD use, making it the most popular method of consumption. Apply a couple of drops under your tongue and wait for the medicinal benefits to come following in. Due to its concentrated nature, a little goes a long way. Tinctures are ideal for those who have never used cannabis or those would like to mix CBD into their food, drinks or even lotions. 


Pro Tip: add some drops to a cup of chamomile tea at night to really maximize those sleep-inducing qualities 

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Flower

This option is best for every day smokers. If you want to feel a refreshing wave of relaxation, add a CBD joint to your next smoke sesh. Unfortunately, consumption involves inhalation so it is not recommended for use by those with respiratory problems, children, or the elderly. 



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Vape Oil

If you have some empty cartridges lying around or just prefer to vape, here’s your way. With a variety of flavors, brands and concentrations available, your options are limitless.

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Topicals 

Chronic pain or skin conditions? Here’s where you fit in. Topicals can be found in all forms ranging from lotions and creams to lip balms and bath bombs. They are used to treat a variety of skin conditions like acne and psoriasis, as well as, help ease pain or any sore spots in your body. 


Pro Tip: DIY your own topical cream by mixing a high concentrate tincture into your favorite lotion




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Capsules 

If you’re one of the few people who take your vitamins daily, this might be your best bet. Now in pill form, CBD consumption has never been easier. Capsule options include whole flower and oil, but the benefits are all the same. 

Now that you’re informed, get ready to get relaxed— pop in a DVD, smoke some THC & this time, add a little CBD. 


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daniel alexander