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If mine is a relatable position, Cookies CBD hemp flower might be what changes both our minds about hemp.



COOKIES CBD Flower contains only 100% hand-trimmed buds, which are unaltered, cured and have no additives.



Smoking or vaping hemp flower is ideal for those who want to reap the benefits of natural hemp compounds such as cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG) and other phytocannabinoids.

We tried it: Cookies' CBD flower review

I am that perennial THC aficionado for whom hemp flowers can often fly under the radar. Despite expertise that informs me otherwise, packing a bowl with hemp nugs can feel counterintuitive. I often feel like my familiarity with cannabis is inextricable from my experience with THC, and that smoking cannabis should consistently result in some manner of intoxication.



Historically, hemp has always been an industrial crop, taxonomically indistinguishable from cannabis, but with effects more likely to cause a crunchy headache than a psychotropic excursion. But today's hemp flowers are a world away from its industrial counterpart, and far more in line with dispensary cannabis in terms of looks, aromas, and terpene profiles. For example, the CBD flowers available for online order through Cookies are an ideal example of that chemical versatility in hemp. Visually indistinguishable from top shelf flower, Cookies' curated hemp nugs are just as sugary, dense, and powerfully fragrant as regular THC flowers.


I auditioned Cookies' Monk Fruit strain, a hybrid, CBD-forward phenotype, and despite my own perceived competence as a cannabis professional, I was justly reminded of how much more there is to smoking cannabis than getting high.


First impressions

An eighth of Cookies' CBD flower costs $40, compared to an eighth of its THC offerings, which run between $50 - $60.


The simple and effective bright blue packaging bears the brand's name in white cartoonish script. It's catchy branding that would be distinguishable from across a room or on a cluttered shelf. Cookies currently stocks three varieties of hemp flower — each grown by Secret Nature — in these bold blue packages. A silver sticker is all that differentiates each sack; the bags are opaque, with only the necessary, generalized manufacturing info stamped onto its backsides and not even a peek-a-boo window to entice potential consumers.


This calculated and distinct look is part of Cookies' appeal. The joyful script for its logo, the particular shade of blue that engulfs everything from its weed sacks to the brick and mortar shop, even rapper Berner's affiliation with the brand all tell a story.


Cookies' Monk Fruit CBD hemp flower

When I opened my eighth, I could see that the nugs had maintained their constitution, with only a fractional smattering of crumbs dusting the bottom of the bag. But the density of these nugs was not the first thing about this cultivar that captivated me, what hit me first was the smell.


Aroma

Cookies' Monk Fruit cultivar has a gassy, potent perfume so loud it practically screamed at me as soon as the bag's seal was broken. There are top notes of sweet citrus, peppery wood, and resinous pine braided into a skunky sun-baked diesel that, to the untrained nose, could be substantially offensive. To the consummate pothead, however, this is not only a familiar fragrance, it's a complex aroma that portends a robust entourage effect.


Appearance

The buds of Cookies' Monk Fruit strain are tightly structured and deep green. It breaks apart easily but crumble; it has an almost doughy give that makes it peel apart like moon-rocks rather than cured cannabis flowers. These nugs would assuredly gum-up a grinder with its oily trichomes, so I broke a bud open with my fingers and first packed a one hitter rather than attempting to roll my own spliff.


Effects

Despite the aggressive perfume, these buds have a sheer, flowery exhale. A suggestion of pine and lemon linger on the palette, but only for a breath or two post-hit. Overall, I found the smoke to be mild and silky.


A second round had me loading it into a flower vaporizer. Again, the inhale was sheer, though the phenotype's skunk was far more toothsome at low temperatures. When combusted, the mouthfeel was decidedly delicate. When vaporized, this became a mouthful of funk that might delight a true cannaisseur, but a newbie may have a harder time tolerating.


When smoked during the day, I found the effects to be both deeply valuable and barely discernible — a slight easing of superficial soreness, a slight sharpening of focus during work hours, a mood lift that turned the corners of my eyes up and made patience more accessible than it had been otherwise. When smoked before bed, however, this cultivar is a sleeping potion panacea. A few puffs as part of my bedtime routine has ensured restful, restorative sleep, which, for a troubled sleeper like myself, is an absolute life hack.


Bottom line

For consumers still in the exploratory stages of their cannabis journey, Cookies can help build a familiarity with alternative cannabinoids. For more established stoner-types, these nugs have a legitimate therapeutic efficacy that make them a primo stash box supplement.


And though Cookies' CBD flowers won't be replacing the THC nugs in my stash box anytime soon, for nights when sleep feels particularly evasive, or days that require medication without intoxication, I'll be thrilled to have it in my cannabis inventory.



Materia enters agreement with Eurox for cannabis extract distribution

Extracts are currently the fastest growing product in the German medical cannabis market.


Materia enters agreement with Eurox for cannabis extract distribution

Materia Deutschland has entered into an agreement with Eurox Pharma for the distribution of its medical cannabis extracts.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of European medical cannabis and CBD wellness products Materia, Materia Deutschland has been selected as a distribution partner for German medical cannabis manufacturer and SEED Innovations Limited portfolio company, Eurox, for its medical cannabis extracts.


Sebastian Blöte, managing director, Germany of Materia Deutschland, said: “We’re proud to partner with a company as innovative as Eurox Pharma in advancing the German market. By pairing their extracts with our distribution expertise, we’re confident this partnership will be a great success for both of us.


“We know many pharmacies are asking for high-quality extracts, so this supports our goal of rapidly broadening our customer base.”


Supplying German patients

In Germany, extracts are currently the fastest growing product in the medical cannabis market, which had been distributed across almost one-fifth of public German pharmacies at the end of 2020.


Dr Bernhard Babel, CEO of Eurox Pharma, said: “All our Eurox-branded medicinal products are produced in a state-of-the-art German facility and adhere to the highest EU and German standards. Eurox provide the highest quality product whilst maintaining uncompromising safety standards to ensure a stable supply and full control of our entire supply chain – from selecting the plant material to manufacturing and distribution.


“To that end, we most carefully select our partners, and we are therefore very pleased to announce our distribution partnership with Materia.”


Ed McDermott, CEO of SEED, commented: “We are very pleased to see Eurox-branded products, that are all locally produced in Germany, being utilised in a distribution agreement with Materia.


“Over the coming weeks and months, we expect to see a number of distribution avenues through pharmaceutical distributors and medical cannabis distributors for the ‘made in Germany’ Eurox-brand whilst they continue to grow their range of products. SEED Innovations looks forward to sharing further developments from Eurox.”


“This is a strategic step forward in our preparation for the market’s increasing adoption of medical cannabis in the form of extracts. Our sales team is already trained and equipped to win new pharmacy customers with the addition of this new format,” added Nick Pateras, managing director, Europe at Materia.



gainst the backdrop of a pandemic that has decimated the country’s finances, the Treasury is desperate for new growth industries to kickstart the post-Covid recovery. This is further complicated by the Brexit divorce, and a global economy reeling from the aftermath of the biggest economic shock of a generation.


One of the few growth industries striving – and already worth hundreds of millions of pounds – is the legal cannabis medicines and CBD wellness industries. Furthermore, the UK is primed to steal on march on competitors and reap the rewards of the burgeoning market if it acts quickly.


Estate agents Savills value the CBD market alone to currently be worth around £300million a year, with experts estimating that this will rise to £1billion by 2025. Furthermore, the UK medical cannabis market is estimated by consultants Prohibition Partners to rise in value to around £1billion by 2024.


The UK is in a unique position to capitalise on this growth, with recent reforms around the sale of CBD providing this country with regulatory clarity. This has led to embracement of the sector from the London Stock Exchange, and small regulatory reforms from Number 10 could truly see the industry prosper and recognise its economic potential.


How to Decarb CBD Flower


Today we’re going to be helping you decarb CBD flowers.

whatever that means, right? Well, the world of CBD is getting bigger and more popular day by day.


The cannabis plant and all its benefits is finally being welcomed with open arms by some sections of the planet.


Although the UK government doesn’t have the most progressive cannabis laws, they have even begun to sell CBD products in high street shops and hipster cafes.


Have you ever tried a CBD Vanilla Latte? It’s unbelievably tasty. It tastes like progress.


But anyway, anyone with even a teeny bit of weed knowledge will know that before you enjoy your bud, you need to heat it up.


This is called decarboxylation. Today we’re going to be looking at how to do that, and more specifically, how to decarb CBD flower. Let’s go.



What is CBD Flower?


So, first of all, what even is CBD flower? Well, to put it simply, ‘flower’ is just another word for ‘bud’ in this case. Thus, CBD flower is just a weed bud with a high percentage of CBD and a low percentage of THC. Although, if you placed it in your hand, you wouldn’t know the difference between it and some skunky, anxious-fuelling lemon haze. They both look green and beautiful.


Let’s be a little more specific. A more scientific answer would be this: CBD flowers contain no more than 0.3% THC and around 20% or more CBD. CBD flowers are bred specifically to have this percentage ratio. Like all buds, CBD flower is just dried out cannabis plant. CBD flower can be smoked, dry herb vaped, drank or eaten. The possibilities are endless.


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What’s the Difference Between CBD Flower and THC Flower?

Although they may look similar, CBD buds and THC buds have very different effects. If you don’t already know, here is a quick summary of those differences. THC and CBD are the two most prominent and spoken about cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. THC is a psychoactive substance, which means it has mind-altering effects. That is why THC is responsible for the common high that people get when they take high-THC cannabis. This high usually makes people feel euphoric and heightens the senses. CBD, on the other hand, does not have these effects. CBD is not psychoactive, and thus does not have mind-altering effects. Instead, CBD has been found to have medicinal benefits.


CBD has been known to assist with a variety of health problems.


Here are some of those:


Anxiety

Depression

PTSD

Sleep deprivation

Chronic pain

Cancer symptoms

Tourettes


Are CBD Flowers Legal?

So, the next question you might be wondering is, are CBD flowers legal? Well, as is always the case with cannabis laws, it depends on where in the world you are talking about. In the UK, CBD flowers are surprisingly illegal. CBD products – edibles, creams + oils – are all legal in the UK, but any cannabis bud is simply illegal (regardless of the amount of CBD or THC). There’s little reason for why this is the case and it makes almost no sense. The cannabis plant is illegal, and thus anything even slightly resembling it is also illegal. Often websites won’t inform you of this, so be careful when purchasing CBD flowers from specific sites. However in the USA, under the 2018 farm bill, as long as bud contains less than 0.3% THC then CBD flower is legal. This seems like a more reasonable stance on cannabis legality.



What Is Decarboxylation?

Before we move on to how to decarb a CBD flower, let’s first understand what decarboxylation actually is. Decarboxylation is a process that activates compounds in cannabis like THC and CBD. Before CBD is heated, it is a different substance called CBDa. This substance does not have the same effects as CBD. This is the same with THCa and THC. A dry bud, before being heated, is inactive. So if you ever tried to heat dry buds as a teenager and wondered why it didn’t have any effects…this is why! In fact, eating your cannabis buds without decarboxylation is a huge waste. Imagine putting popcorn kernels in a microwave. When they heat up they pop and become popcorn which you can heat, but before that, they are just hard, cold kernels. This is a great analogy for decarbing cannabis.


Take a look at this:


THC = THCa + heat


CBD = CBDa + heat


Decarboxylation in cannabis is a 2500 year old process. Archeologists actually found traces of cannabis in Chinese artefacts from that time. It’s crazy to imagine that before science, people would have known to heat up cannabis to unlock its beautiful effects.



Types of Decarboxylation

Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis, which triggers a reaction that activates the cannabis compounds. Now, there are different ways of causing this activation. These are the three main examples:


Smoking

Smoking is the most obvious form of decarboxylation. The cannabis is usually burned at around 900 degrees, which unlocks the cannabis very quickly. However, the heat levels are so extreme that it can sometimes lose some of its purity and flavour.


Dry Herb Vaping

A dry herb vaporizer is like a futuristic and more healthy version of a joint. Dry herb vapes don’t burn cannabis, but instead they heat it up and turn it into vapour, which is then inhaled. The cannabis is heated at a temperature of around 200 degrees, and maintains a lot of the flavour and intensity due to the low levels of heat.


Cooking

Cannabis can also be decarbed by putting it in an oven to be cooked. This form of decarboxylation is the one that we’re going to be focusing on today because it’s the most technical, and it’s the one that allows the cannabis to be eaten and used in recipes – not only inhaled.



How Do I Decarb CBD Flower?

Now you understand what CBD flower is and the concept of decarboxylation, let’s take a look at how to actually decarb CBD flower. As previously mentioned, this is the cooking-method. With this technique, you’ll be able to put your decarbed CBD flower in any recipe you like.


Step 1 – Preheat your oven to 120 degrees.


Step 2 – Evenly grind up your bud. Make sure it’s nice, small and even, but not too powdery.


Step 3 – Get a baking tray, some baking parchment, and spread the ground CBD flower across the paper and place it on the tray.


Step 4 – Put the tray in the oven.


Step 5 – Bake the CBD flower for 50 minutes


Step 6 – Remove from the oven when the time is up.


Step 7 – Get creative! Put the decarbed CBD flower in recipes, drinks or even oils.


New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’


Cannabis for medical purposes has been legal since 2018, and despite regulatory hurdles that have previously hindered the nascent market, it is starting to flourish – and at pace. A new report from cannabis entrepreneur network First Wednesdays this week revealed that the UK is “Europe’s most active market for investment deals into cannabis start-ups, making up more than half of all-time investment volume in the sector.” This claim is evidenced by top entrepreneurial talent from a host of industries flocking to the promising cannabis market.


As mentioned earlier, the acceleration of the industry has been driven in part by the London Stock Exchange opening its doors to global cannabis players. In turn, public investment in market leaders has led to new and exciting innovations which have been made possible by additional finance. Israeli CBD company Kanabo, under the stewardship of former cannabis patient Avihu Tamir, led the investment charge, becoming one of the first to list. The impact on their expansion has been stark.


Kanabo recently announced that the world’s first medical Vape Pod and cartridges will be made available in the UK – another sign that investment will not only boost coffers, but improve patient experience. The device allows patients to accurately dose their product, a development that will undoubtedly encourage doctors to feel comfortable prescribing the medicine.


Kanabo’s focus on medicalising the sector is further highlighted by the appointment of Member of Parliament Dr Dan Poulter as non-executive director at the company. Dr Poulter recently told the press that “cannabis products are fast becoming available that could deliver significant improvements to the lives of thousands of patients suffering from conditions ranging from chronic pain to post-traumatic stress disorder”.


Examples of leading entrepreneurs entering the space include Arjun Rajyagor, who readers might remember as the first winner of the Junior Apprentice over ten years ago. After a highly successful decade at leading companies ranging from Goldman Sachs to BCG, Rajyagor has entered the cannabis space as chief operating officer of freshly launched Sana Life Sciences. Sana is looking to revolutionise the medical market, by developing innovative cannabis medicines which can be administered through routes more familiar to the pharmaceutical sector – such as sprays, oils and tablets.


Rajyagor believes that this shift – assisted by adequately-funded research and development – will encourage doctors to more freely prescribe cannabis medicines. Understandably, there is a reticence from prescribers to hand out dried flowers, which are more associated with darkened alleys than clinical facilities.


Speaking on the future of the medical cannabis sector, Rajyagor told Politics.co.uk that, “Sana Life Science firmly believes that economic investment in the space will accelerate the development of products that will improve the lives of countless patients, by enabling further research into the benefits of cannabis-based medicines within specific indications. Historic stigma around cannabis has held back scientific research, and the development of pharmaceuticals derived from the plant, with clinical data to prove efficacy, has been stalled for too long.”


Key figures in government are also waking up to the enormous potential of the medical cannabis and CBD industries. The Taskforce for Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform (TIGGR) – backed by No 10 and co-chaired by MPs Ian Duncan-Smith and George Freeman – recently recommended a set of simple measures that would encourage investment, boost growth and ultimately manufacture taxable income


One such recommendation called for over-the-counter CBD and pharmaceutical cannabinoid research markets to be moved from the Home Office and into the Department of Health and Social Care. Furthermore, it is suggested that this would streamline a regulatory pathway for approving these products using an evidence-based assessment of their medicinal effects. The report also recommended a relaxation on regulations related to the cultivation of hemp and extraction of CBD – an area Volteface has been working to reform, and a move that would appease hard-up rural communities and farmers.


Politically, the stories of epileptic children Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley have made medical cannabis far less controversial than recreational reform. The rebranding of cannabis as a wellness product has been helped by CBD products becoming increasingly visible in high street stalwarts such as Holland & Barrett and Boots. Wellness market associations have led to an increasingly diverse, ethical and socially conscious market. Whereas the cannabis sector was once associated with middle-aged men lining their pockets, leading figures such as Rebekah Hall of South West Brands are challenging this narrative with a senior team led by women.


Hall makes the case eloquently for the sector to “take action that aligns with the wider trends of the consumer space and evolve beyond the somewhat myopic origins of the cannabis and CBD industry. With a senior team led by women, we perhaps bring a fresh viewpoint (and pool of talent) to the industry. For example, you will see our brands positioned in spaces of real consumer need, such as menstrual cycle care, that have been historically underserved but have high volume potential.”


The Conservative government are under mounting pressure to deliver on their levelling-up agenda for those that voted for them back in at the last election. With options limited, key figures in Number 10 should follow investors, entrepreneurs and the public by embracing this exciting sector



Hemp food firm wants quality marks, not Novel Food approval


Reinders: 'a company registering a single product under Novel Food guidelines would need to invest between €350,000-€500,000'Reinders: 'a company registering a single product under Novel Food guidelines would need to invest between €350,000-€500,000'


Regulation, Ingredients & nutrition, Food safety


Driving CBD food producers down the Novel Foods route is unnecessary and expensive, argues Mark Reinders, HempFlax boss and former president of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) in this opinion piece.

Ask someone what comes to mind when thinking of the hemp plant and you will elicit many different responses.


Some will recall its prolific usage in textiles during the 20th Century, whilst others might know of Henry VIII’s requirement that all farmers set aside land to grow hemp for rope, sails, and other naval equipment.


Many, though, will lazily confuse hemp with marijuana, its intoxicating cousin.


Won't get you high​


Much as hemp, while growing, might smell and look like marijuana, it won’t get you high: hemp contains less than 0.2% THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana.


One of hemp’s oldest usages has been as a foodstuff. Hemp flowers, leaves and extracts have been consumed as food for centuries.


Growing consumer preference for vegan, organic and gluten-free food products provide strong structural tailwinds for today’s hemp-food market, which includes milk, seeds and protein powder. New hemp foods are being developed all the time.


Particularly exciting is work being undertaken to combine hemp and potato proteins to create meat alternatives.


Cannabidiol​


One of the latest – and most well-known - iterations of hemp foodstuff is cannabidiol (better known as CBD), which is extracted from the hemp plant.


Following an EU decision in 2019 that Cannabis sativa L.​ (commonly known as hemp) and cannabinoids (naturally occurring components of the hemp plant) constitute ‘novel’ food, CBD companies are required to submit Novel Food applications to retain EU market access.


In the UK, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has implemented its own Novel Foods scheme, largely mirroring that of the EU.


The first Novel Food regulation was introduced in 1997 with the aim of establishing a food safety mechanism to control newly developed, synthetic or genetically produced food, whereby a food is novel if it was 'not used for human consumption to a significant degree within the Union before…1997'.


Consumed for centuries​


These new entries overlook that hemp has been traditionally consumed as food for centuries. The plant’s naturally-occurring cannabinoids - the most common of which is CBD - have also been consumed in foods and extracted using different methods throughout history.


What’s more, until the end of 2018, extracted CBD was considered ‘novel’ only if the levels of CBD were higher than in the source plant. It follows, then, that hemp leaves, as well as CBD processed through a traditional method of extraction, with the natural content of cannabinoids (i.e., full-spectrum CBD) are traditional foods and should not fall under the scope of the Novel Food regulation.


This can all seem rather academic. What matters is food quality. The best guarantee of consumer safety would harness the knowledge of the hemp industry through an industry-wide standard, agreed by laboratories, growers, associations, and processors.


Setting out quality requirements that would be required of all such products would rid the industry of bad actors selling low-quality, false or even harmful products.


CBD Quality Mark​


This is working to great effect in the Netherlands under the Cannabinoid Association of the Netherlands’ (CAN) CBD Quality Mark, which ensures products are correctly labelled, meet strict quality requirements and come from EU-approved hemp varieties.


CAN’s approach to consumer safety is also bolstered by CanCheck.org, a free-to-use online CBD tracing tool, where every link of the supply chain is verified by blockchain.


In time, I suspect UK regulators will come to understand that it is quality marks and technology - not Novel Food authorisation – that really keeps CBD consumers safe. Until then, legal security can only be obtained by approval as a Novel Food.


What matters most is that consumer access to high-quality, natural CBD is maintained. Anything less risks driving consumers towards an unregulated black market. As such, the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), Europe’s foremost coalition of industrial hemp companies, has opted to seek approval via the Novel Food route.


Unachievable sums​


It is estimated that an individual company registering a single product under Novel Food guidelines would need to invest between €350,000-€500,000. These sums are clearly unachievable for many in the nascent CBD industry.


As such, EIHA assembled a consortium with the aim of submitting a joint Novel Food application and sharing the costs. The consortium has passed the FSA’s key administrative checks, allowing members’ products to remain on UK shelves. Full authorisation will only be granted after EIHA-sponsored CBD and THC toxicological testing is completed.


We are confident these studies will demonstrate the safety of naturally occurring trace levels of THC in hemp foods and supplements, prompting lawmakers to establish a risk apparatus consistent with alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine. Only then can we protect consumers whilst allowing a competitive hemp food industry to the thrive.


Mark Reinders is chief executive officer of HempFlax and a former president of the European Industrial Hemp Association


SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT CBD

In the following article, our technical team analyzes the central medical studies on CBD published in the world’s most prestigious journals and scientific websites.



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In the following article, our technical team analyzes the central medical studies on CBD published in the world’s most prestigious journals and scientific websites.


This section aims to clearly explain the properties of this great cannabinoid, always based on the most up-to-date and proven scientific information.


Much of the medical research is still in the preliminary stages, so many of the health benefits of cannabidiol have yet to be determined and are indifferent study phases.


Besides, you can now legally find CBD products on Justbob, one of the most recognized online CBD shops based on its clients’ high-quality products and excellent service.


Information about CBD


Today, we want to emphasize that CBD is not a medicine, nor should it substitute for any medical or pharmacological treatment. It’s not our aim to develop or encourage the consumption of any substance-related to cannabis. We make the most up-to-date and relevant information that science can provide on this cannabinoid to the general public.


CBD benefits


Preliminary scientific studies indicate a few more than possible anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and analgesic effects. Conclusive studies show that cannabidiol effectively reduces seizures’ intensity and frequency in patients with certain types of refractory epilepsies.


The conclusions of many of these studies are very promising, and the number of researchers working with CBD is sure to continue to increase in the coming years.


CBD: a natural product safe to use and side effects


The effects of CBD on our body depend on many factors such as weight, age, or physical complexion. But without a doubt, the structure and functioning of our own endocannabinoid system are what will determine how CBD works in our body. It means that the dose for some people will be much lower than for others.


As for the adverse effects of CBD, they are virtually non-existent. The users’ experience and the data obtained in the latest scientific studies offer an almost total absence of adverse effects or toxicity.


It is undoubtedly the strong point of cannabidiol and explains its therapeutic potential and the growing interest among the medical and scientific community.


The latest studies carried out by official bodies are essential as the WHO (World Health Organization) clarifies that CBD is a safe substance and does not create addiction. See report.


In the coming years, we will see if the studies and clinical trials being carried out worldwide provide new information on the possible therapeutic applications of cannabidiol.


Medicinal use of CBD / cannabidiol?


The first thing to say is that CBD is not a medicine, nor should it substitute for any medical or pharmacological treatment. Most medical research is still preliminary and does not yet allow definitive conclusions on its medicinal use.


Also, medical studies have shown the effectiveness of CBD / cannabidiol to alleviate the symptoms of diseases as some part of treatments. Its medical use is limited and allowed in particular cases.


Now that CBD is and has potential health benefits let’s look at the different ways to use CBD. The best known is the oral administration of CBD oil with different concentrations. But it is not the only one. Below we will detail the different ways to buy CBD.


Please note that CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent diseases. The best CBD products are 100% legal in the UK, and we guarantee the content of less than 0.2% THC.


What is CBD oil?


It is one of the most extensive ways to buy cannabidiol. The most common is a sublingual administration, which allows rapid absorption. It can also be added to food directly, although it will take a little longer.


E-Liquid with cannabidiol


Vaping is one of the best ways to use CBD. These E-liquids rich in cannabidiol are available in different concentrations and do not contain nicotine or THC. They are perfect for discreet use at any time of the day and in any room.


CBD flowers from the hemp plants


Currently, the number of people who buy the so-called cannabis light or legal marijuana is increasing. CBD flowers from industrial hemp varieties rich in cannabidiol are highly appreciated all over the world.


Recommendations on CBD


CBD isn’t a medicine and should not replace any drug treatment. We recommend consulting with a doctor before you start using cannabidiol.


Although the latest scientific studies demonstrate the benefits of cannabidiol, it is necessary to investigate the mechanisms and metabolic pathways that cannabidiol follows within our body to understand better to help us.


The next few years will be vital in determining precisely what CBD is and the therapeutic potential of this versatile cannabinoid.


If you wonder what is the best CBD for you … do not hesitate to contact experts online to advise you.


Ecuador's flower industry shifts toward hemp as rose sales wither

At one of Ecuador's oldest flower farms, workers are planting hemp on land that traditionally used for roses, making a bet that selling cannabinoid products will help offset the decline in flower sales caused by the pandemic.


Declining sales spurred by the coronavirus outbreak dealt a heavy blow to Ecuador's flower sector, one of the Andean nation's traditional export industries, leaving farms cutting output or seeking to reinvent themselves.


The Boutique Flowers farm in Tabacundo, an hour north of the capital Quito, has built cannabis greenhouses to take advantage of recent legal reforms that allow for cultivation of the plant - even though marijuana remains illegal.


Marijuana contains higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the cannabinoid that causes a high - than hemp. Ecuadorean law requires that cannabis have less than 1% THC.


"The project was born from hard times," said Klaus Graetzer, Boutique Flowers floriculture manager and president of hemp startup CannAndes.


"In the pandemic, the flower industry was hit hard. We saw the chance to take advantage of this new regulation."


His 30-hectare (74-acre) farm slashed rose production by 37.5% to 15 million stems during 2020 due to a drop in orders from the United States, Europe and Russia, its main markets.


Ecuador's total flower exports fell 8% last year, according to flower producer and export association Expoflores.


Cannabis plants are increasingly cultivated globally for the extraction of cannabinoid, which is being researched for various medical applications and has found increased use as a relaxant.


But CannAndes sees the greatest potential in the niche business of hemp flowers, which can be smoked as a palliative for conditions such as nausea or anxiety.


Hemp flowers do not have psychotropic effects, and can be produced with much of the flower industry's traditional infrastructure. CBD oils, in contrast, require industrial machinery to separate oil from plant material.


"The idea is to get to export smokable CBD flowers to Switzerland: that's the biggest market for this flower," said CannAndes manager Felipe Norton. "Given the experience we have with flowers, it's a good opportunity."


CannAndes plans to start its export in the next two years, and it is seeking licenses from Ecuadorean authorities to sell CBD products such as creams for body care as well as teas and edible oils for chocolates and sweets.


Ecuador's flower industry leaders remain skeptical of hemp because the value of the associated products swing sharply with shifts in consumer fads and government regulatory decisions, said Expoflores president Alejandro Martinez.


Ecuador in late 2019 legalized the imports of hemp seeds, as well as the production, marketing and export of hemp. The Agriculture Ministry has approved 46 ten-year licenses for various phases of hemp development.


"We have the climate and soil conditions to do the cultivation, but it will be the demand that will dictate the level of supply," said Ecuador's Vice Minister of Productive Development Ney Barrionuevo. "For now, it is incipient."


Differentiating Cannabis From CBD Flower And Other Products


The world of medicine has always been ever-changing, as with its principles. Many experts have emerged and changed the way we understand medicine from ancient times to today. We might cringe or feel appalled at some of the practices that were done before, but it was the only thing that they had for themselves.


For example, there were many disturbing cures for the black plague back then, including but not limited to urine, fecal matter, fires, and candied horseradish. We might be lucky these days that we have modern medicine on our side, but ancient medical practices still exist today for a reason.


Plants are the most important ingredient in every dish around the world. The same can also be said in several concoctions used in traditional medicine. Many people might feel that these practices are inadequate, but some of them do work quite well when used properly.


There are also some cases wherein the right plant was used, but not the right kind or part. It was often a trial and error process, but more often was an error more than anything. However, these experiments also led to discoveries, and some plants have always been there for ages waiting to be discovered and used.


The History Behind Marijuana


The marijuana plant is one of those that was discovered but was misunderstood. Oftentimes, it was also misused as it became one of the poster children for dangerous and nefarious drugs. There is a good reason for it: the plant’s extract is psychoactive, especially when you consume it right. Most of the time, it is prepared for drying, then the output of this process is used for smoking. However, many cultures also used it for medical as well as religious reasons.


It was not until it became illegal that people were more enamored by cannabis. When the government interfered, people started using it more and started a trend, as you can read here. Arrests happened, and years passed, but still, the users continued to advocate for the legalization of the supposed safe drug.


It wasn’t until the introduction of hemp or medical marijuana that it became more accepted into society. Once laws have been passed like the Farm Bill of 2018, it became more apparent that even our leaders are thinking of making it legal.


However, real cannabis or marijuana is still considered illegal based on our laws. The alternatives gave users a way to use it without being subject to the law in question. For this reason, there are now many products available that are derived from these plants, and they are often labeled as CBD. It is now so common that people from almost every age group are aware of it. There are still misconceptions surrounding the product, but overall it has been embraced by most of the general public.


Clearing The Confusion



For example, the products that are available these days often have confusing names for some people. Even though they look the same, how to tell CBD flower from weed is a question that many still ask. It is not easy to differentiate them based on look alone since most products derived from weed and hemp look like green lumps. However, there are several ways to do it, and they are rather easy to spot if you know what you are looking for in the product.


CBD Products Often Have A Lighter Green Hue

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It is not a general statement, but most of the CBD flowers and buds that you see in the market will often have a different hue compared to the marijuana-derived ones. Many theories are surrounding this, but it is often attributed to its chemical composition. We all know that most cannabidiol products would only have the said compound with a little THC in some cases. The original versions will often have more cannabinoids, and this can affect their color.


CBD Products Are Properly Labeled

You may still not believe it, but many areas in the world have legalized the use of hemp, and this includes most cannabidiol products. For this reason, they would often have the labels clear enough for anyone to read them. Others are more creative with their packaging, though, and their choice of words reflects it. Others might assume that this is to hide it from the public when in reality, it might just be for marketing purposes.


If the brand name is non-descriptive, the best way to differentiate CBD from marijuana is the chemical composition itself. We had mentioned it before when we talked about color, but there is a more serious reason why this is the case. Most laws that have accepted CBD only covered those that are made from hemp or medical marijuana.


If it is made from cannabis alone, then it is still illegal in these areas as it is considered psychoactive. The CBD products that you commonly see these days would have low levels of THC, which is the compound responsible for psychoactivity. Learn more about THC here.


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If you are looking for CBD products, there are now many ways to buy them. You can check out local stores if it has been legalized in your state. There are also online stores available for those who might want convenience. Most of these shops also deliver, so feel free to ask if they can have it straight to your home.


Also, always remember to enjoy CBD responsively even if it is already considered safe. It would be best to take it if you are already in the comforts of your home to avoid miscommunication and confusion about its usage.


Best CBD Hemp Flower Strains & Companies of 2021


From high quality oils and tinctures, to delicious edibles and soothing topicals, it seems there’s something for everyone when it comes to Cannabidiol (or “CBD” for short).


Don’t get us wrong, having various CBD products to choose from is amazing. It gives people the chance to enjoy and experience the medicinal properties of CBD in a way that’s best for them.


But honestly, do you find yourself a bit overwhelmed by the crazy amount of CBD products floating around the internet and in CBD dispensaries?


If you answered yes, then we may have a solution for you… CBD hemp flower!


Benefits of CBD hemp flower

For many people, consuming CBD has become a key part of maintaining the overall health and wellness.


From what scientists now know, it’s because CBD is incredibly therapeutic.


In fact, there are studies that confirm its anti-anxiety, anti-stress, and anti-depressant effects. And if you were to do a deep-dive into the studies of CBD like we did, you’d notice a common theme that researchers consistently highlight: anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.


Unfortunately, making these claims is a big no-no in the CBD industry for hemp brands, due to advertising regulations. But it’s pretty thought-provoking to see that researchers acknowledge these CBD benefits.


That said, we absolutely love all the various CBD products we mentioned above. However, it’s the smokable CBD hemp flower that we favor most.


Here’s why…


First of all, smoking CBD hemp flower delivers a full spectrum of terpenes, cannabinoids, and other hemp-derived nutrients. In other words, CBD hemp flower delivers the “Entourage Effect” that many people look for in a CBD product.


Secondly, and most importantly, research suggests that pulmonary administration provides notable bioavailability. This means inhaling or smoking cannabinoids allows the CBD to be absorbed through the lungs more quickly than with oral or topical administration.


So, if you’re looking for a CBD product that’s truly fast-acting and packed with all the nutrients the hemp plant has to offer, then CBD hemp flower may be the product for you.


But where do you find high quality CBD hemp flower from reputable CBD flower brands?


Best CBD Flower for sale


As it turns out, the CBD market is flooded with brands; some reputable, and some shady.


And while we have plenty of knowledge and experience in reviewing multiple CBD brands, we’re all too familiar with the frustration and confusion that comes with the search for high quality CBD flower brands.


Thankfully, after intense research and vetting, we’ve found the top 5 CBD flower brands that truly stand out among the sea of other hemp brands in this highly saturated market.


But first…


How did we choose the top CBD flower brands?

Like any consumer, we have incredibly high standards when it comes to purchasing CBD hemp flower. So, our criteria in selecting high quality CBD flower brands are as follows:


Brand reputation

What are real consumers saying? We’re not looking for hype, tempting claims, offers, or promises. We’re looking for reliability, authenticity, and trustworthiness.


Cultivation Process

Any brand can purchase poorly cultivated hemp. But reputable hemp brands will ensure their cultivation process is free from pesticides and other harmful toxins that could cause numerous health issues.


In order to deliver a safe hemp-derived product, it must start with high quality cultivated hemp, especially if the final product is CBD hemp flower.


Testing Transparency

If the company you’re interested in does not provide an up-to-date Certificate of Analysis (COA), that’s a huge RED FLAG!


Third party testing ensures the hemp product or hemp flower you’re about to inhale is free from harmful toxins and safe to use. It also allows you to see the details and levels of the cannabinoid and terpene profiles.


If you don’t see an up-to-date COA available on the brand’s site, reach out to them through their contact page to get more clarity.


Shopping Experience

Online shopping can be nerve racking, and reputable hemp brands are aware of this. So, they do their best to make shopping for CBD easy to do, convenient, and most of all, safe.


We look for “Guaranteed safe checkout” icons. We also look for site security: Does the web address start with “https” or “http”? Believe it or not, that little “s” ensures your information can’t be intercepted by third parties.


If you want to take it a step further, you can check out the brand’s “contact us” page and call them for further reassurance.


With all that said, we’ve listed 5 of the best CBD flower brands that quite frankly exceed our incredibly high standards.


So, if you’re tired of researching hemp company after hemp company and you’re ready to give your mind and eyes a break from intensely reading and interpreting dozens of Certificates of Analysis’, then check out our list below.


Best CBD Flower Brands

Cannaflower – Industry leader

Diesel Hemp – Highest quality flower

Botany Farms – Best CBG flower

Plain Jane – Best value

Absolute Nature – Best variety

1. Cannaflower – Industry leader


Cannaflower, formerly known as Berkshire CBD, is known as the leading hemp flower brand in the CBD industry. Here’s why…


Their hemp is organically grown, hand trimmed, and slowly cured for at least 60 days, allowing them to create highly effective, artisan hemp flower that never disappoints.


They also provide up-to-date COA’s for each of their products.


Their indoor and outdoor hemp strains are packed with all the phytonutrients the hemp plant has to offer, providing users access to the Entourage Effect.


Cannaflower offers some of the most popular CBD-high, THC-low strains on the market, such as:


Bubba Kush

Lifter

Remedy

Elektra

Cherry Wine

Sour Tsunami

While we could easily go into full detail about each of their hemp strains, we’ll save that for a different article.


Instead, we’d like to focus on their Sour Space Candy hemp flower.


First of all, it’s the best strain for relaxation.


Secondly, it offers candy-infused flavors and subtle notes of lemon and tropical fruit that leave your senses feeling calm and happy.


What’s more, Sour Space Candy is Cannaflower’s top selling hemp flower strain for daytime use. And if that weren’t enough, this strain was awarded 3rd place at the 2020 High Times Hemp Cup.


If after a long stressful day you need something to melt away your problems, then this balanced hybrid strain may be the answer you’ve been seeking.


We also have an exclusive coupon to help you save. Use promo code: CBDBENEFITS at checkout to receive 10% off all Cannaflower products.



2. Diesel Hemp – Highest quality flower


With more than 30 years in the Cannabis space, the founders of Diesel Hemp decided that the hemp industry needed a better take on what “high quality” hemp flower really means.


In fact, they have a whole team of professional growers, extractors, formulators, and processors that produce high-end products from scratch.


This means Diesel Hemp has 100% control over their supply chain and quality when it comes to their “in-house bred and grown, proprietary cultivars” products. They even provide up-to-date COAs upon request.


Much like other high quality hemp brands, Diesel Hemp also offers several different premium hemp strains, and they’re all highly rated by real life users.


For now, we won’t dive into what each of their hemp strains has to offer. However, their Insane Diesel hemp flower definitely has us singing their praises.


In fact, this particular hemp strain has taken close to two years to perfect. This means it’s been cultivated to contain the strongest terpene profiles the hemp plant has to offer. This is by far one of the strongest hemp strains on the market!


The effects of Insane Diesel can be felt almost immediately. Think: full body relaxation and relief.


If there was ever a hemp brand we highly recommend, it’s without a doubt Diesel Hemp!


We’ve also partnered with Diesel Hemp to get you an exclusive coupon. Use promo code: CBDBenefits20 to receive 20% off sitewide.


3. Botany Farms – Best CBG flower


Based in Minnesota, this boutique cannabis company is known for their amazing hemp flower. They specialize in high quality CBD, CBG, and Delta 8.


They work closely with micro farms that not only share the same commitment in growing only the finest cannabis in the industry, but they utilize some of the best growing practices during their cultivation processes.


And like Cannaflower, Botany Farms carefully cures and hand trims all their hemp flower to perfection. They also make their up-to-date COAs available for consumers to view on their website.


Now, up until this point we’ve been focusing on CBD hemp flower, but we’d like to make a small detour and shift our attention to CBG hemp flower.


To begin with, Botany Farms’ Sour G CBG is well loved among their loyal customers. Not only does it offer a smooth yet uplifting smoke, but it’s the perfect hemp strain to start your morning off right—because this particular strain doesn’t cause any drowsy effects.


In fact, many users report feeling slightly energized, refreshed, and calm.


If mental clarity is what you’ve been seeking, give Botany Farms a try. It’s definitely a longtime favorite of ours!



4. Plain Jane – Best value


With a mission to make high quality hemp flower more accessible and affordable, Plain Jane is quickly dominating the entire United States.


They’re located in Southern Oregon and licensed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. This means their hemp-derived products are held to incredibly high standards.


They even provide detailed lap reports, or COAs, for each of their products.


Plain Jane offers a large product selection. But it’s their CBD hemp flower that seems to get the most attention, and for good reason.


Let’s take a look at Plain Jane’s Hawaiian Haze hemp flower.


This particular hemp strain is an all-time favorite among the Plain Jane community. In fact Hawaiian Haze has gotten well over 300 5-star reviews.


Here’s why…


It’s packed with fruity flavors and pungent aromas, and offers a nice soothing smoke. Its effects will leave you feeling energized, uplifted, and chill without feeling sleepy. And finally, it’s incredibly affordable.


If you’re looking for high quality hemp flower that doesn’t break the bank, Plain Jane is where it’s at.



5. Absolute Nature – Best variety


There’s a lot we can say about Absolute Nature! If you visit their website, you’ll see that they focus on the following:


Honesty

Education

Ethics

Transparency

Eco-Friendly

Charitable

High quality

Certified Organic

Contaminant free

Whole plant-based

Medicinal

Efficacious

Compassionate service

We know, it’s a long list, but it’s that very list that places Absolute Nature among our top 5 hemp brands.


Absolute Nature is known for providing detailed data and lab results on all of their all-natural CBD products—which has led them to be awarded and recognized by Global Health and Pharma (GHP) magazine.


What really caught our eye is that Absolute Nature has an insane variety of CBD products. Honestly, if you thought the list above was long, just check out their product list.


We don’t have the space here to explore each of their products, but there is one product that deserves your attention…


Their TI (Trump) CBD hemp flower buds!


This particular hemp strain is indoor-grown and offers the body total relaxation and relief. It’s actually the perfect strain for winding down and getting a good night’s sleep.


Absolute Nature is by far one the most trustworthy brands in the industry, and the variety of their CBD products ensures that there’s something for everyone!



CBD Flower FAQs

Now that you’re aware of some of the best CBD flower brands on the market, we’d like to answer some of the most popular CBD flower questions, so you have everything you need to make the best buying decision.


Will CBD flower make me high?

No!


CBD is non-psychoactive; it will not get you high. Just be sure that the CBD hemp flower you purchase contains no more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC (which is the legally allowed amount).


Which leads us to our next question…


Is CBD flower legal?

According to the 2018 Farm Bill, industrial hemp is federally legal as long as it contains no more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC.


Will CBD show on a drug test?

No. In fact, most drug testers aren’t looking for CBD. They’re simply looking for THC. But depending on the chemicals used during the drug test, CBD may be mistaken for THC.


As it turns out, some drug testers combine two chemicals called Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and Trifluoroacetic Anhydride (TFAA) which can make CBD and THC indistinguishable.


Because CBD hemp flower contains a full spectrum of cannabinoids, including the legal amount of Delta-9 THC, we recommend you use caution, especially if drug testing is required.


What’s the difference between hemp flower & CBD flower?

The terms “CBD flower” and “hemp flower” are often used interchangeably. However, CBD can be derived from both hemp and marijuana.


So, it’s important that you look to see where your CBD is sourced.


Who sells the best CBD flower online?


The CBD industry is saturated with both reputable and shady companies.


That’s why it’s imperative that you do your research before you buy CBD flower. It’s also why we encourage you to take a second look at our list above, as each of those hemp flower brands have met very high standards of safety and efficacy.


CBD flower takeaways

Smoking CBD flower is the fastest and purest way to experience the benefits of CBD. But we understand that everyone needs to explore CBD in their own way.


That’s why we encourage you to purchase from reputable companies. That said, if you’re new to CBD flower, take it slow at first, and keep in mind that you can always increase your dosage and usage overtime.



If you’ve been following the wellness trends, then you must have crossed paths with Cannabidiol.


This is a cannabis derived compound that is nowadays being put in various types of products for people to enjoy. It is not hallucinogenic and it is perfectly safe for human consumption. Ever since it was discovered, people have started creating those different products infused with it and CBD flowers are among those that have become pretty popular.


The fact that you’re here tells me that you are already aware of the existence of CBD flowers and that you are ready to try them out. The only thing that’s stopping you is that you probably don’t know how to choose the right strain for you. There are just so many different ones on the market and making this choice is bound to be difficult, especially for beginners. Yet, if you do a few things the right way, you will, without a doubt, manage to make the perfect choice.


Yes, making this choice can be difficult. Still, I say that it’s time to make it easier for you. And, no, my plan is not to tell you precisely which strains to try, since this basically depends on your personal preferences. Apart from those personal preferences, though, there are a few general factors that you should consider when trying to make this choice, which means that I can give you a few tips on what to do and what to take into account during the choosing process. So, read on to get those tips right away.




Unsurprisingly, the first step always consists of talking to other people. After all, nobody can give you more relevant information than the people you know and the people that have already been using these products for a while now. I am pretty certain that you know at least one person who has been using CBD flowers, or other Cannabidiol products. If I am right, then you should talk to those individuals and let them give you some recommendations regarding those products. Among other things, they might also be able to share some info on the actual effects that you will feel once you start using these.



While it is important for you to hear about those effects that you should expect, don’t forget your main task here. Simply put, you are talking to those people around you in order to get recommendations regarding certain CBD flower strains and brands. So, keep your eyes on the prize and try to steer the conversations into the right direction. Remember, you want to find out which flowers would suit you and where you should buy them.



Keep Quality In Mind


Definitely the most important thing to keep in mind is the quality of the flowers that you are buying. I suppose you already understand why this is important. Buying poor quality products will certainly not give you the benefits that you are aiming for and, on top of that, those can even turn out to be harmful for your health. This is why checking the quality of the strains that you are thinking of purchasing is of utmost importance, and you’ll manage to do that by researching specific products and specific brands. Yet, we’ll get to the brands a bit later.


First things first, you’ll need to thoroughly research the flowers that you are thinking of buying. Make sure to check what other people have to say about those particular ones. Don’t just limit yourself to the people around you, though. Instead, find out what more people have to say by joining certain online groups and communities where CBD flower users are gathering. You’ll get a lot of useful info from those groups and you’ll get to check the quality.


Testing Matters


Here is one more thing that will undeniably help you determine the quality. Basically, every single product that enters the market needs to be properly tested beforehand. So, if you come across CBD flowers that haven’t been lab tested, the best thing to do is keep on looking further and avoid buying those particular ones. You can get more helpful tips from this useful source and thus finally learn how to make this purchase.


Check Concentration Of Cannabidiol


Since there are various different flowers on the market, it should be perfectly logical to you and to everyone else that not all of them are of the same strength. How can you, however, check the strength? Well, this is actually pretty simple. Just check the concentration of Cannabidiol found inside and, the more Cannabidiol a particular flower contains, the stronger it will actually be. Now, which strength you will choose depends solely on your specific preferences, likes and dislikes, but I suggest you experiment a little bit until you have found the perfect one.




As I have earlier mentioned, in order to be sure that the flowers you are getting are of great quality, you will need to research the brand as well. Most importantly, you’ll have to check the reputation of said brand. So, try to find as much information online as you can, and don’t forget to check those communities and groups that I have mentioned. Remember, you want to buy your CBD flowers from a reputable and trustworthy brand, because that’s how you’ll get great quality.








At one of Ecuador's oldest flower farms, workers are planting hemp on land that traditionally used for roses, making a bet that selling cannabinoid products will help offset the decline in flower sales caused by the pandemic.


Declining sales spurred by the coronavirus outbreak dealt a heavy blow to Ecuador's flower sector, one of the Andean nation's traditional export industries, leaving farms cutting output or seeking to reinvent themselves.


The Boutique Flowers farm in Tabacundo, an hour north of the capital Quito, has built cannabis greenhouses to take advantage of recent legal reforms that allow for cultivation of the plant - even though marijuana remains illegal.


Marijuana contains higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the cannabinoid that causes a high - than hemp. Ecuadorean law requires that cannabis have less than 1% THC.


"The project was born from hard times," said Klaus Graetzer, Boutique Flowers floriculture manager and president of hemp startup CannAndes.


"In the pandemic, the flower industry was hit hard. We saw the chance to take advantage of this new regulation."


His 30-hectare (74-acre) farm slashed rose production by 37.5% to 15 million stems during 2020 due to a drop in orders from the United States, Europe and Russia, its main markets.


Ecuador's total flower exports fell 8% last year, according to flower producer and export association Expoflores.


Cannabis plants are increasingly cultivated globally for the extraction of cannabinoid, which is being researched for various medical applications and has found increased use as a relaxant.


But CannAndes sees the greatest potential in the niche business of hemp flowers, which can be smoked as a palliative for conditions such as nausea or anxiety.


Hemp flowers do not have psychotropic effects, and can be produced with much of the flower industry's traditional infrastructure. CBD oils, in contrast, require industrial machinery to separate oil from plant material.


"The idea is to get to export smokable CBD flowers to Switzerland: that's the biggest market for this flower," said CannAndes manager Felipe Norton. "Given the experience we have with flowers, it's a good opportunity."


CannAndes plans to start its export in the next two years, and it is seeking licenses from Ecuadorean authorities to sell CBD products such as creams for body care as well as teas and edible oils for chocolates and sweets.


Ecuador's flower industry leaders remain skeptical of hemp because the value of the associated products swing sharply with shifts in consumer fads and government regulatory decisions, said Expoflores president Alejandro Martinez.


Ecuador in late 2019 legalized the imports of hemp seeds, as well as the production, marketing and export of hemp. The Agriculture Ministry has approved 46 ten-year licenses for various phases of hemp development.


"We have the climate and soil conditions to do the cultivation, but it will be the demand that will dictate the level of supply," said Ecuador's Vice Minister of Productive Development Ney Barrionuevo. "For now, it is incipient."


Start with the best climate, soil, and water, and you’ll end up with the best hemp. That’s the thinking behind Cornbread Hemp, a company building on 250 years of hemp tradition in Kentucky.


The brand credits the Bluegrass State’s limestone-filtered water, rich soil, and ideal agricultural microclimate for the quality and strength of its full-spectrum cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified organic and made with hemp flowers only — no stems, stalks, leaves or seeds.


Here’s what else you should know about Cornbread Hemp and the company’s products.


Pros and cons of Cornbread Hemp

Pros

Some products are certified USDA organic.

Everything is third-party lab tested.

Products come with 30-day guarantee.

The company is family-owned and crowdfunded.

Products are made with hemp flower only.

Cons

Some products are limited to a single potency option.

The price point is higher than other brands.

Reputation

Cornbread Hemp shipped its first products in April 2019, and the company is rapidly making a name for itself with organic hemp and a flower-only approach to CBD.


The brand is accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and has an A- rating. At the time of publishing, Cornbread Hemp hasn’t been involved in any lawsuits or received a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letterTrusted Source about any products.


Quality and transparency

Cornbread Hemp is made with Kentucky-grown hemp, and the brand shows a commitment to making high quality, organic, full-spectrum CBD products.


Flower only

Although CBD and other cannabinoids are found in all parts of the cannabis plant (except the seeds), they’re found in the highest concentrations in the flowers. Additionally, some people report that the flower has a better flavor than the other parts of the plant.


Cornbread Hemp uses only the flower, which the brand says lends the final product a “delicate, floral flavor.”


Organic ingredients

On the company website, ingredients are listed in full for every product. The brand partners with organic hemp farmers in Kentucky and uses organic sugarcane ethanol to extract CBD oil, which means the finished product doesn’t have any harsh bitterness commonly associated with many full-spectrum CBD oils.


Cornbread Hemp was also the first CBD brand in Kentucky to receive USDA organic certification. That’s unusual in the CBD industry, where not many brands are certified organic.


Third-party testing

Third-party certificates of analysis (COAs) from ISO 17025-certified labs are readily available on Cornbread Hemp’s website. You can search by batch number if you want to find results for your specific product, or you can review the COAs for all products before making a purchase.


The COAs are comprehensive, offering:


the cannabinoid profile, including CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) amounts

terpenes

contaminants, like:

foreign matter

pesticides

mycotoxins

residual solvents

heavy metals

microbials

Each COA also includes the date and batch number.


Additionally, Cornbread Hemp claims that the facility where the products are made is third-party certified to follow the FDA’s current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs)Trusted Source.


Consumer education

The company also prioritizes education. The website is filled with information concerning Cornbread Hemp products as well as common questions relating to usage, dosage, effects, and more.


Product range

Cornbread Hemp’s line-up of organic CBD products is limited, but it covers all of the basics. The brand offers:


oil

capsules

topicals

gummies

oils for cats and dogs

Note that there isn’t currently much research on CBD for dogs or cats. We recommend talking with your veterinarian if you’re considering giving CBD to your pet.


All Cornbread Hemp products are made with full-spectrum CBD. Full-spectrum CBD contains a small amount of THC, while broad-spectrum and CBD isolate don’t.


Pricing

Pricing is in the moderate to expensive range for CBD products. However, unlike many other brands, most of the products are USDA certified organic, and they’re all made with flower only.


The company offers a rewards program and a discount program. Anyone can join the rewards program to earn points when they shop.


Meanwhile, the discount program is designed to make CBD more accessible to everyone. Military personnel, veterans and dependents, first responders, healthcare workers, teachers, students, non-profit employees, and others who qualify can access discount codes every time they shop.



Customer service

There are over 1,000 5-star reviews on Cornbread Hemp’s website relating to products and service, and the feedback on the web is also positive. However, there aren’t any reviews on third-party sites, like Trustpilot.


Cornbread Hemp offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, meaning, if customers are unhappy for any reason, they can return products within 30 days of delivery for a full refund (minus shipping costs). Exchanges are also available.


Best Cornbread Hemp CBD products

Pricing guide

$ = under $40

$$ = $40–$60

$$$ = over $60

CBD Lotion, Skin Formula

Price: $$

CBD type: full-spectrum

CBD potency: 500 mg per 2-oz container

COA: available online

Organic lemongrass, eucalyptus, and rosemary are blended with full-spectrum, flower-only hemp extract in this well-reviewed lotion. This formula is designed for general skin issues. It’s made to absorb quickly with no oily residue.


Customers praise the consistency, fragrance, and efficacy.


Use code HEALTHLINE for 25% off your first order.


Distilled CBD Oil

Price: $–$$$

CBD type: full-spectrum

CBD potency: 375, 750, or 1500 mg per 1-oz container

COA: available online

This CBD oil is made with just two ingredients: organic hemp and organic medium chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil.


The brand says it has a smooth, mild flavor, making it a good alternative to the robust earthiness of the Whole Flower CBD Oil.


It’s sold in three potencies, and Cornbread Hemp recommends it for daytime use.


Use code HEALTHLINE for 25% off your first order.


CBD Lotion, Menthol Formula

Price: $$

CBD type: full-spectrum

CBD potency: 500 mg per 2-oz container

COA: available online

Soothe muscles and joints with this blend of organic menthol, lemongrass, eucalyptus, and full-spectrum, flower-only hemp extract.


The lotion offers a cooling sensation without oily residue, which is why customers like it for use on the hands and feet.


Use code HEALTHLINE for 25% off your first order.


Organic Berry CBD Gummies

Price: $

CBD type: full-spectrum

CBD potency: 300 mg per container; 10 mg per serving

COA: available online

These gummies are made with real organic fruit and no corn syrup. They’re also made with apple pectin instead of gelatin, which means they’re 100 percent plant-based.


The gummies have a soft, juicy texture and lots of flavor.


Use code HEALTHLINE for 25% off your first order.


How to choose a CBD product

Choosing a CBD product largely depends on the effects you’re hoping to achieve. For full-body effects, a capsule, gummy, or oil is a good option.


CBD capsules and gummies are easy to dose, since each one will contain a pre-measured dosage of CBD.


Oils are more versatile. They can be taken sublingually (beneath the tongue) or added to foods and drinks if you find the flavor off-putting on its own.


For relief in specific spots, like an aching back or sore knees, consider a topical.


How to use CBD

Every product on the Cornbread Hemp website includes directions for recommended use, which varies from product to product.


In general, here’s what you’ll do:


Topicals. Topical products, like Cornbread Hemp’s lotions and balms, are applied to the skin for on-the-spot relief.

Oils. CBD oils are taken sublingually, or beneath the tongue.

Gummies. CBD gummies are chewed and swallowed.

Capsules. Capsules are swallowed with water or another beverage.

Dosing varies depending on factors, like your weight, age, metabolism, and the condition you’re hoping to treat.


Cornbread Hemp has recommended serving sizes that can be a good baseline, but keep in mind that CBD often requires a bit of trial and error to find what works for you.


If you’re new to CBD and aren’t sure how it’ll affect you, start with a small dose, like 5 to 10 mg. You can work your way up from there if needed.


Safety and side effects

Research from 2017Trusted Source suggests CBD is safe, but some people may still experience side effects. In most cases, side effects include:


fatigue

diarrhea

changes in weight or appetite

These side effects may be more likely if you’re pairing CBD with high-fat meals. Research from 2020Trusted Source found that meals high in fat can significantly increase CBD blood concentrations.


Before trying CBD, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor. That’s particularly important if you’re currently taking medications that could interact with CBD.


FAQs about Cornbread Hemp

Are Cornbread Hemp products lab tested?

Yes. Cornbread Hemp sends every batch of every product to a third-party lab where they’re tested for contaminants. The brand also confirms that product labels reflect tested amounts.


Lab reports are easily accessible on the website and through QR codes on individual products.


Are Cornbread Hemp products organic?

Yes. The company is USDA certified organic. It was the first CBD company in Kentucky to earn that designation.


What CBD products does Cornbread Hemp sell?

You’ll find CBD oils, lotions, capsules, gummies, and pet products at Cornbread Hemp. All products are full-spectrum, which means they contain all the hemp plant’s cannabinoids, including up to 0.3 percent THC.


Takeaway

There are myriad CBD companies on the market today, and it’s not easy to stand out in the crowd.


But with a commitment to flower-only, full-spectrum, USDA certified organic CBD products — and a willingness to stand behind those products with a no-questions-asked, 30-day return policy — Cornbread Hemp manages to do just that.

Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.



Why the Hemp CBD Flower is Sometimes a Better Alternative

Did you know? Hemp constitutes CBD that is primarily hailed for its splendid stress and pain-relieving characteristics. Those who have utilized it in their regimen have also confirmed this fact. It is fundamentally derived from the Hemp flower or plant and gives fruitful benefits with almost negligible side effects.


What makes Hemp a better version than its other alternatives

Whilst numerous reasons prove Hemp to be a superior alternative to others, below we’ll talk about the most compelling ones:


As compared to tobacco cigarettes, cannabis CBD cigars both smell and taste much better.

The beauty of smoking Hemp is that you would relish the ingredient thoroughly while at the same time not getting addicted to it.

If you are used to smoking tobacco you would have perhaps realized the smell it leaves behind on your digits and clothes. Believe it or not, if you don’t take relevant steps to see the backside of this, it is likely to stay for a long time. Luckily, such botherations are not elicited when Hemp Buds are involved. Their fruity or flora musk eludes from your hands quite fast.

The notorious effects of nicotine can result in serious repercussions. However, even after realizing such aftermaths, people continue to smoke in higher quantities. They may try any given thing on this earth but are unable to quit smoking. But one of the impeccable modalities to say goodbye to nicotine is none other than the use of Hemp cigarettes, which can be of significant help.

What are the benefits of smoking Hemp CBD?

If you are infatuated to know about the enthralling benefits of Hemp CBD, this article is especially meant to get you covered. Read below!


Brimming with Hemp CBD

As already mentioned above, cannabis is brimming with CBD that furnishes a heap of benefits. It helps in pruning pains, relieves anxiety, modulates blood pressure, and eventually braces in your snooze time. When you smoke Hemp, you are privileged to relish all of these mentioned perks.


However, when babbling about tobacco cigars, these are offenders that are meant only to impact your body negatively.


Instant results

After smoking Hemp cigars, you will begin to feel the positive outcomes instantly. Smoking Hemp Buds is known to reach the lungs quite briskly to show its amazing effects. Additionally, it is usually absorbed by the body in a better way. Someone suffering from regular panic or anxiety attacks might give some room to Hemp Buds in their regime to see their backside.


It is non-intoxicating

In terms of appearance and smell, both Hemp and Marijuana match each other. All thanks to the presence of terpenes in both compounds. It is also imperative to mention here that Hemp CBD flower is not a psychotropic compound. Therefore, if someone gives you misinformation about it, simply ignore it and remain glued to the facts.


Moreover, since CBD is non-psychotropic, you won’t ever feel intoxicating or high-effect after smoking the ingredient. For someone being a novice to smoking, Hemp can be ultimate.


One other fact that you must necessarily be acquainted with; while the volumes of CBD in Hemp flowers are on the higher side, there is hardly any percentage of THC. As a result, you can relish its calming effects without getting a feeling of anxiety or nausea.


Mind-boggling anti-inflammatory attributes of Hemp

It’s just not the smoking benefits it is acknowledged for but also the medicinal benefits Hemp can bestow. The splendid anti-inflammatory properties can calm any annoyance manifesting in the body. The ingredient is also employed in a wide range of medicines of this contemporary era to treat several disorders and diseases.


Suitable for your pocket

Setting the seal on cannabis flowers is not a convoluted errand as these can be readily procured by paying a small and reasonable amount. This means you don’t have to bother your pocket by spending an arm and leg.


Conclusion to Hemp

If you intend to snap up quality Hemp buds or Hemp flowers, simply visit the site https://www.drstrainscbd.com/. Remember don’t buy from any available brand to spoil your experience because there is a lot of murky advertisements going on.Colombia authorizes export of dried cannabis flowers



Colombia gave the green light Friday to export dried cannabis flowers for use in medical products in addition to allowing manufacturers to produce goods such as textiles or food containing the plant.


In a bold embrace of a booming global market, President Ivan Duque signed a decree ending "the ban on the export of dried flower" in an event organized at Clever Leaves, one of the 18 multinationals that grows medicinal cannabis in Colombia.


Colombia "is coming in as a major player in the international market" for cannabis, Duque said.


Colombia, the world's top producer of cocaine and which has major cannabis production, legalized the production of medical marijuana in 2016.


Until now, however, it was only allowed to export extracts of the plant, not its flowers.


Authorities had feared that exportation of the flowers would allow them to be diverted to the illegal side of the trade.


In a letter sent to Duque on July 14, the cannabis cultivation company Canamonte argued that a rule against exportation of the flowers prevented growers from "accessing the largest and most profitable market segment of the medical cannabis industry."


Flowers, which concentrate the plant's medicinal and psychoactive compounds, "may represent 53 percent of this market worldwide," according to Duque.


The new authorization also allows for the manufacture of "non-psychoactive derivatives" from the plant.


"We are no longer only in pharmaceutical use. We are opening the space to do much more in cosmetics... food and beverages" and even textiles, the president said.


Fabian Currea, Canamonte's director of cultivation, told AFP that ending the ban on exporting flowers "gives us the chance to explore new markets" and take advantage of the plant's low production costs in Colombia.


The rule also "helps control the informal market for fraudulent products" based on marijuana that has had a recent boom in Colombia, Currea said.


The government estimates that by 2024 the medical cannabis business could become a $64 billion industry.


Other countries in the region such as Uruguay, Ecuador and Peru have also legalized the production of marijuana for medicinal purposes.Boston Hempire Sustains Substantial Growth Since Inception as a Dominant Company in the CBD Market

Industry: Health & Fitness


One of the largest CBD companies in the country takes pride in supplying only the best CBD wellness products and locally grown artisan hemp flowers.



The CBD market is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. Though it experienced a decline in the past year due to the pandemic, its outlook looks bright. One CBD company that can attest to this optimistic growth is Boston Hempire, a New England-based business. The company announces its substantial growth since its inception as one of the dominant businesses in the CBD market with growth of 300% year-over-year. Even with COVID-19, Boston Hempire has exceeded $8 million in sales during the pandemic.


“We take great pride in supplying the nation with the finest CBD wellness products and artisan hemp flower grown locally here in New England,” said Brandon Gadles, Boston Hempire CEO. According to the company, it has become one of the bigger CBD companies and one of the largest, if not the largest, in the North East.


Boston Hempire is focused on growing, developing, and offering only the best industrial hemp and hemp-infused products that can be delivered right into customers’ doorsteps. For the few products that are not made in-house, they search the market to obtain only top products that meet their high standards. This is why it’s also one of the largest CBD companies in the country.


Boston Hempire’s extensive list of CBD wellness products ranges from topicals and tinctures to edibles and bath bombs. Its range of topicals includes relief creams, healing salves, artisan CBD+ creams, and massage oils. Each product is ideal for people looking for solutions for joint pains and arthritis.


Boston Hempire also offers a wide variety of tinctures. These come in an assortment of flavors including orange cream, lemon, strawberry, and mint. It even has a bacon-flavored tincture for pets. These tinctures are infused with quality components to give only the best to its patrons and new customers.


Aside from tinctures, Boston Hempire also offers other edibles that include gummies, sour gummies, chocolate bars, soft gels, and sublingual mists. As with the tinctures, these also come in a variety of flavors such as Green Apple, Watermelon, Mixed Berries, and Blue Razz.


For the ultimate relaxation, Boston Hempire offers a selection of bath bombs designed for people who are looking for a product to help them unwind, ease pain, improve sleep, and promote better skin.


They also offer CBD-infused Epsom salts that could be added to a warm bath to target minor aches and bruises. To browse, shop, and learn more about Boston Hempire.


Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This press release is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please check with your doctor. The news site hosting this press release is not associated with Boston Hempire. It is merely publishing a press release announcement submitted by a company, without any stated or implied endorsement of the product or service.


About Boston Hempire


Boston Hempire started in 2018 after the company CEO Brandon Gadles and his close friend Kevin Coyle saw the benefits of CBD in their sick parent’s pain management issues while battling their critical illnesses. Brandon’s mother was coping with chemotherapy’s side effects while fighting stage four lung cancer, while Kevin’s father had been struggling with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS. Soon after establishing the company, Brandon’s father was also diagnosed with cancer, while Kevin’s father lost his life to ALS. Seeing the positive effect of CBD products, the two founders established Boston Hempire to provide the same products that helped their three parents brave through life’s most challenging ordeals.



CBD and its legalization in Europe



The European Union enacted extremely strict regulations in 2019 regarding the legalization of cannabis and its related products. Individual states of the EU have to comply with special EU regulations to cultivate, process, and sell cannabis products. Some governments can independently determine the legal status of all the cannabis products that contain CBD.



In Europe, products containing CBD can be legally purchased, but certain restrictions apply to the types of products offered in stores.



So, if you want to buy legal CBD products, you should only choose the best CBD weed shop online!



What is cannabidiol?


Cannabidiol Oil, or CBD oil for short, is a by-product that arises in processing the hemp plant. However, the compounds that contain CBD are not psychoactive - unlike THC, they do not induce a state of intoxication. Taking CBD products is therefore very safe for users.



CBD oil and its derivatives are also very popular in other countries, such as the USA, so that many people use it for relaxing purposes.



The legal situation regarding the cultivation of medical cannabis


In the EU, Italy was one of the first countries to pave the way for the legalization of medical cannabis. The government advocated legalizing the sale and the consumption of medicinal cannabis and its derivatives, such as CBD oil, cannabis extracts, and CBD flowers.



According to the Narcotics Act, medical cannabis has since been one of the drugs that are classified as neither safe nor exceptionally dangerous. Therefore, companies couldgrow cannabis products bringing them into the market.


After medical cannabis was legalized in Europe, a new department was set up, which monitors the cultivation, the processing, and the trade of medical cannabis and CBD products.


The past legal cultivation of cannabis


In the past, companiesobtained special cultivation licenses for cannabis as part of a tender. In the course of this, they had to prove their qualification and suitability for growing cannabis. Companies that did not have sufficient experiences in this area also had the opportunity to cooperate with established cannabis growers in the EU.



However, over the time this procedure becometoo complex and many rules were changed. Today, in some European countries, every company that has experienced in growing plants can apply for a permit for growing cannabis.



Of course, the hemp plants and seeds must always comply with the defined cultivation standards of the EU.


If this is not the case, these are considered narcotics by law, so that the cultivation would have to be prosecuted.


If the legal requirements regarding the processing of cannabis are met, popular CBD products such as extracts, vapes, or oil can be produced with it.



CBD products have a positive effect on health and well-being in a variety of areas. For example, regular use of CBD oil helps reduce stress and helps you find rest after a busy day. CBD also has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect of reducing a variety of disease symptoms effectively.



The situation regarding THC in Europe


Within the EU, some countries were the first countries to legalize CBD and medical cannabis. It contains tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short. This compound is responsible for the intoxicating effects of cannabis use.


However, doctors are only allowed to prescribe medical cannabis to their patients with a THC content below 0.2 percent.



The legal situation on hemp


The Narcotics Act also defines the regulations regarding the legality of other hemp products in Europe, and end consumers may only be offered products made from hemp that has been fully processed.



Semi-processed or unprocessed variants of the hemp plant products, such as leaves, dried flowers, or buds, may only be used in scientific research or commercial purposes. These usually contain a higher concentration of THC.



Is CBD oil legal in Europe?


Industrial hemp is a type of cannabis that naturally only contains a very low THC concentration. If the hemp is processed correctly, it is even possible to remove the THC altogether. The standard hemp products only contain pure CBD, which makes them extremely safe to use.



Most of the CBD products offered in the best online stores, such as e-liquids, CBD oils, extracts, or foods, are made from industrial hemp. Thus, these are completely legal and can be purchased in pharmacies and shops without a prescription.



For example, in some European countries, CBD oil is offered in drugstores, pharmacies, or coffee shops. The coveted products are also top-rated in online shops.


In these, consumers will find an extensive selection of different products and orient themselves to other customers' many reviews.



Entering European countries with CBD


Concerning the import and transport of CBD products, strict rules apply in the EU. Therefore, consumers shouldn't enter Europe with products that contain CBD, such as CBD oil.



In any case, you can always order your CBD products online onJustbob once you are in the country. The leading CBD company offers the best CBD products with express delivery in Europe.