Potential Benefits of CBN Based On Real Medical Studies

Potential Benefits of CBN Based On Real Medical Studies

Modern research is gradually revealing some health conditions may be positively impacted using cannabinol. Cannabinol has shown the potential to reduce anxiety and stimulate appetite.

Current research suggests that it may have a similar effect to an antidepressant without the negative side effects associated with some prescription medications. CBN does not induce intoxicating effects (that we currently know of).

List of CBN Health Benefits

The cannabis and hemp plant has long been known for its sleep-inducing side effects. Some individuals suffering from insomnia have chosen to ingest the plant for this reason. Cannabinol is the cannabinoid that is directly associated with the sedative effect of cannabis. A very small amount of CBN creates a similar response in the body as a low-grade pharmaceutical sedative. Cannabinol may be used as an effective sleep aid in conjunction with CBD at the proper dosage.

Studies show that CBN may improve anxiety by reducing stress and decreasing the physiological symptoms of anxiety. Individuals who suffer from insomnia and PTSD are also benefited from the use of cannabinol.

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SLEEP / INSOMNIA

The cannabis and hemp plant has long been known for its sleep-inducing side effects. Some individuals suffering from insomnia have chosen to ingest the plant for this reason. Cannabinol is the cannabinoid that is directly associated with the sedative effect of cannabis as well as several other naturally occurring cannabinoids found with hemp plants.

A very small amount of CBN creates a similar response in the body as a low-grade pharmaceutical sedatives.

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Studies show that CBN may improve anxiety by reducing stress and decreasing the physiological symptoms of anxiety. Individuals who suffer from PTSD can also benefited from the use of cannabinol.

Neurological & Psychological Conditions

The cannabis and hemp plant has long been known for its sleep-inducing side effects. Some individuals suffering from insomnia have chosen to ingest the plant for this reason. Cannabinol is the cannabinoid that is directly associated with the sedative effect of cannabis. A very small amount of CBN creates a similar response in the body as a low-grade pharmaceutical sedative. Cannabinol may be used as an effective sleep aid in conjunction with CBD at the proper dosage.

PAIN & INFLAMMATION

Studies show that CBN may improve anxiety by reducing stress and decreasing the physiological symptoms of anxiety. Individuals who suffer from PTSD can also benefited from the use of cannabinol.

ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES

Studies show that CBN may improve anxiety by reducing stress and decreasing the physiological symptoms of anxiety. Individuals who suffer from PTSD can also benefited from the use of cannabinol.

BONE severe conditions & ARTHRITIS

The cannabis and hemp plant has long been known for its sleep-inducing side effects. Some individuals suffering from insomnia have chosen to ingest the plant for this reason. Cannabinol is the cannabinoid that is directly associated with the sedative effect of cannabis. A very small amount of CBN creates a similar response in the body as a low-grade pharmaceutical sedative. Cannabinol may be used as an effective sleep aid in conjunction with CBD at the proper dosage.

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    Antibacterial Cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa: A Structure−Activity Study
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NOTES FROM THE AUTHOR

Christopher Visser

Christopher Visser

Founder of Cannabidiol Life

As you must know by now, Cannabidiol Life is a family/friend ran company with strong passion on helping others.  We like to kindly push the envelope with our education but we will never make a claim until granted the right to do so.  

Please check the article resources to verify that everything we’ve shared was a comprehensive explanation of the medical examiners conlusions on the CBN study in reference.  

I wish everyone the healthiest of regards and please feel free to reach out to myself or any Cannabidiol Life team member for help/guidance if needed. 

I just 5mg of CBN, I’ll see everyone in 12 hours! 🙂 Take care!

What Does CBG Do

What Does CBG Do

Effects of Cannabigerol (CBG)

CBG is mainly known to function as a GABA reuptake inhibitor. This means CBG could potentially help with muscle relaxation, and relieve tension by promoting a peaceful sensation throughout the body, brain and nervous systems. Historically, GABA uptake inhibitors are already used to treat anxiety, and because of this CBG could also potentially decrease anxiety.

 There is currently little scientific evidence regarding exactly what CBG does. This is partly due to the scarcity of the amount of the chemical compound that can be found in the cannabis plant, but also because there is currently a greater focus on CBD and THC within the scientific community.

 However, some early studies show CBG may have potential in the medical world. Just keep in mind that while some studies show promise, the claims regarding CBG are unfounded for the time being.

 CBG has also shown potential to help with glaucoma and relieve intraocular pressure. This could be a big deal because CBD on its own has not been proven to help with glaucoma. THC seems to help some glaucoma patients, and CBG may show potential as a way to help with glaucoma without any intoxicating effects. Additionally, like CBD, CBG has antibacterial properties.

 CBG may potentially help with inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn’s disease as well. A 2013 study regarding the use of CBG for colitis had positive results, concluding that CBG reduced the effects of colitis. 

 CBG, in conjunction with other cannabinoids may have neuroprotective effects. A 2015 study found that the use of CBG…[may help with] neurodegenerative diseases. This includes conditions like Huntington’s disease. The study found that CBG helped to normalize the expression of abnormal genes linked to brain degeneration. This effect appears to be similar to the way in which CBD appears to promote homeostasis in the various systems of the body.

 According to a review article from 2009, CBG showed some potential in laboratory studies to possibly inhibit the growth of certain types of cancer cells. This means that CBG could even potentially help to slow the growth of certain kinds of tumors. A 2014 study found that CBG inhibited tumor growth in colon cancer, and a 2006 study including CBG noted that it may help with breast cancer as well. Finally, cannabinoids have shown potential to be an appetite stimulant, which could help patients undergoing cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.

 While there is clearly some anecdotal evidence that indicates the potential benefits of CBG, more research and clinical studies are needed in order to conclusively prove its effectiveness.

 If you consume pure cannabis products in their entirety, you should get a little bit of CBG in its natural form. Currently there aren’t any reported cases of adverse side-effects to CBG. However, there’s still not enough research to say this definitely. Always check with your doctor before adding cannabinoids to your regimen.

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How to make CBD Oil

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CBD Oil Recipe

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Types of CBD Oil

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FINAL THOUGHTS FROM THE AUTHOR

Christopher Visser

Christopher Visser

Founder & CEO at Cannabidiol Life

I really do believe that the term “CBD dabs” came from pure coincidence and was completely accidental. Check it out, here’s the scenario in my head:

THE BIRTH OF DABS (possible conversation/scenario):

  • The Question:   “How much cannabis concentrate are we supposed to smoke?”
  • The Answer: “Um, just do a small dab to be safe.”

It’s possible, right?!

Healthy Regards,
Christopher Visser

How To Make Cannabigerol (CBG)

How To Make Cannabigerol (CBG)

CBG is found as a naturally occurring cannabinoids that can be extracted from cannabis plants. CBG is thought of as a minor cannabinoid because it is generally found in less than one percent of most cannabis strains. The main reason for this is because CBG is the “precursor” cannabinoid from which all other cannabinoids found in the plant develop. In other words, CBD, THC, and a host of other cannabinoids are created from this basic structure known as CBG.

There is an enzymatic process that takes place in the plant, where specific enzymes break down CBGA, or cannabigerolic acid, and direct it toward one of three main pathways towards becoming a more advanced cannabinoid.

When CBGA is exposed to ultraviolet light or heat, it can transform into the cannabinoids THC and CBD in most cases, but in certain strains CBGA is immediately converted to THCA or CBDA. In these strains, more THC means less CBG and CBD, and vice versa.

Scientists can extract higher levels of CBG from budding plants by harvesting them at the optimal extraction time. This is usually about six weeks into the eight week cycle when the plant is flowering. Currently, in an attempt to gain higher CBG yields, breeders are experimenting with genetic manipulation and cross-breeding

CBG Extraction

CBG oil is generally extracted via the CO2 process. If you are unfamiliar with the explanation process you can see our blog post on it here. This process entails extraction and distillation of oil from the materials of a high CBG plant. This procedure is preferred by most producers due to its stability and reliability.

After extraction, CBG oil can be used to produce other products. Crude CBG oil can undergo further separation of the CBG molecule from the other plant waxes and components of the oil using a certified solvent. The solvent is completely vaporized away using special lab equipment. This extraction of pure CBG is the purest CBG product that is available in the current market. If you are in the market for CBG oil or CBG isolate click the links to see our related product pages.

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How to make CBD Oil

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FINAL THOUGHTS FROM THE AUTHOR

Christopher Visser

Christopher Visser

Founder & CEO at Cannabidiol Life

 

Healthy Regards,
Christopher Visser

How To Make CBD Wax

How To Make CBD Wax

Before we can discuss how to make CBD wax, it’s important to understand a few key points about the process. First, making CBD wax and other CBD concentrates typically requires access to special machinery or technology that can be very expensive.

 

It also may require specific conditions or expertise beyond the reach of the average consumer trying to make CBD wax at home. For these reasons, we will be separating this, “how-to guide” into multiple parts.

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Hemp Extracted CBD Wax

We offer CBD wax as a dab option which is Full Spectrum (entourage effect) and infused with terpenes for a more enjoyable user experience.

The first section will discuss how you can make a wax-like CBD concentrate at home. After that, we will be providing a more detailed guide, intended for manufacturers with access to the special technology and the skills required to make more complex forms of CBD concentrates.

Please note that for the manufacturer’s guide the CBD must already be extracted from the hemp itself. If you require more information regarding the various extraction methods, please see our extraction guide.

HOW TO MAKE CBD WAX AT HOME:

In this guide, you will learn how to make CBD concentrates, like wax, yourself with common household items. Technically the CBD concentrate we will be making with the following method is called rosin. This is the safest method of making a CBD concentrate because there are no harsh solvents or fumes. Solvents can be toxic if inhaled and can present a fire or explosive hazards which is why we will not be including methods that use solvents in our “at home” guide. All of the ingredients and equipment used in this guide should be on hand or simple to find and use.

The Hair Straightener (Rosin Press) Method

Required Equipment / Ingredients:

  • Wax or parchment paper
  • Razorblade or a sharp knife
  • Hair straightener (Preferably with digital temp. display)
  • Small Scale
  • Oven Mitt
  • A few grams of high CBD hemp flower (Kief is even more ideal)

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: Thoroughly grind 1-2 grams of the hemp strain of your choice.
Step 2: Heat the hair straightener to 250 to 300°F, this will typically be a lower setting. If you do not have the digital temperature display, start with the lowest heat setting and work your way up as needed.

IMPORTANT – High heat poses the risk of simply burning the hemp and the extract up, which will ruin it.

Step 3: Fold the wax or parchment paper in half, and place about a quarter of your ground hemp flower or kief in the middle. Ideally, you want to use smaller amounts to maximize the surface area that will make contact with the heating element of the hair straightener. Then, using an oven mitt for safety, grip the portion of folded wax paper that contains the bud/kief with your hair straightener.

Step 4: Put on the oven mitt for safety, and use the hair straightener to grip the portion of folded wax paper that contains the bud/kief. Press down for approximately five seconds, you may hear a slight sizzling sound. Take care not to burn it up.

Step 5: Relax your grip on the hair straightener, and unfold the paper. You should see a spot of resin that was extracted from the bud or kief.

Step 6: You will want to immediately transfer the bud/kief and rosin to a new sheet of wax /parchment paper. Fold the new paper over top so the rosin is covered and press down again for another five seconds using the oven mitt.

Step 7: Continue pressing and repressing until there is little to nothing left of the hemp bud or kief.

It’s a messy process, but when it’s all said and done you should end up with several sticky spots of rosin on the paper.

Step 8: Finally, using your razor or a sharp knife, scrape the rosin spots together.

That’s it, you should now have a small supply of CBD concentrate to use as desired.

It should be noted that the method mentioned above is probably the most rudimentary process for creating CBD wax. Due to a lack of control over the temperature of many hair straighteners, this method is not very efficient. You could use the above recipe for making wax with more efficiency by using a temperature-controlled heat press. However, these devices are generally more expensive than a hair straightener would be.

 

THE ALCOHOL METHOD

This method uses isopropyl alcohol to create CBD wax. It will explain how to make shatter-quality concentrates cheaply without the use of solvents like butane or CO2.

Required Equipment / Ingredients:

  • Freezer
  • Airtight Tupperware/container
  • Mesh kitchen strainer
  • Coffee filters
  • Glass Bowl
  • Sink
  • Hair Blow Dryer
  • Quarter ounce of CBD hemp flower
  • Bottle of 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: Thoroughly grind a quarter ounce of CBD hemp flower.

Step 2: Decarboxylate your CBD hemp flower.
Start by preheating your oven to 270 F.
Spread the ground hemp flower out on a baking sheet. Try to create as thin a layer as possible.
Bake for 45 minutes on the middle rack.

Step 3: Remove the hemp from the oven and allow it to cool. It should be brown in color and feel dry to the touch. It should also crumble easily.

Step 4: Place the alcohol and the decarbed hemp (in an airtight container) in the freezer overnight. Ideally, you want the cannabis flower and the alcohol to reach sub-zero temperatures.

Step 5: Remove both items from the freezer, then pour just enough alcohol over the hemp flower to cover it. Stir the mixture for five seconds, then place the glass bowl in your sink and immediately begin straining the mixture into the glass bowl with the kitchen strainer and at least two coffee filters.
IMPORTANT – The alcohol and hemp flower should not be in contact for more than 15-20 seconds maximum.

Step 6: Strain the coffee filters to get as much of the alcohol out as possible. Then, use the hair blow dryer on the lowest setting possible to continually blow hot air onto your alcohol-marijuana mixture in the glass bowl. Keep drying it until all of the liquid is gone, leaving behind yellow wax.

Step 7: When the alcohol is completely evaporated, scrape the wax out of the bowl and store it in a resealable container. Wax or parchment paper can be used to prevent it from sticking.

 

CBD WAX MANUFACTURER’S GUIDE:

DISCLAIMER: THIS GUIDE IS NOT INTENDED FOR NOVICE CBD WAX MAKERS. DO NOT USE THIS GUIDE IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

BLAST AT YOUR OWN RISK!

SOLVENTS LIKE BUTANE ARE TOXIC AND POSE FIRE AND EXPLOSION RISKS. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND CONSULT YOUR SAFETY OFFICER BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH CBD WAX CREATION. ALWAYS CHECK LOCAL AND STATE LAWS TO ENSURE MAKING CBD WAX IS LEGAL IN YOUR AREA BEFORE PROCEEDING.

SAFETY: It is imperative that you use proper safety precautions during this process because there is a lot that can go wrong. The worst thing that can happen is igniting the butane fumes.

You should NEVER blast indoors, or near any source of open flame or electricity. If there is any kind of spark the butane fumes could ignite and cause an explosion. Do not try this at home or in any area not designed for this kind of work. Even flipping a lightswitch could cause a spark that could ignite the butane fumes.

In addition to blasting outside, you may want to tape down any light switches so no one can accidentally turn on the light as even something like an electrical switch could potentially ignite the fumes. Always wear safety goggles and other safety equipment. Butane WILL likely splash or spray out at some point, especially if you are unfamiliar with your equipment. Finding the correct adapter from your butane can to the tube is vitally important.

This complete, step by step guide, will detail how to create butane hash oil (BHO), also known as wax, shatter, honeycomb, honey oil, etc. The goal of this article is to provide the most complete instructions possible to make CBD wax. There is still room for error and this guide should not be considered a recipe for guaranteed success. There is a lot that can go wrong when you make BHO. Many who engage in the practice will go through periods of trial and error. In that sense, it’s a bit of an art form, and your own trial and error may be necessary to become an expert. However, if you follow these directions exactly, your product should turn out in a usable form of good quality that should be able to satisfy almost anyone.

Equipment:
(This setup is intended to blast roughly 1-2 hundred grams at a time)

  • Nice tube
  • Tube stand to hold it in
  • Vacuum
  • Electric skillet
  • Infrared temperature gun
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
  • Chamber to purge in
  • Heating pan

There’s no point in skimping here. Plan on spending about $500 in equipment to get started. If you just want to blast a couple of ounces at a time, you can expect your budget to be around $350. There’s really no point in skimping as you will need a good vac pump and a quality chamber.

If you’re already a semi-pro manufacturer and you’re planning on blasting pounds at a time, you’ll still get some benefit from this article, but you will most likely want to reclaim your butane and should consider more advanced equipment.

As previously mentioned, this manufacturer’s guide is intended for about 200 grams at a time. That equates to roughly one pound of trimmed hemp flower. Reclaiming your butane is not ideal for such a small amount.

Ideally, you should be able to get a minimum of 10% yield from quality trim. Meaning if you start with 100 grams of product, you should get at least 10grams of CBD wax.

From bud, you can get about a 22-23% yield, but normally the yield on bud is around 16-20%, depending largely on the quality. With lower quality strains, yields will be around 12-15%.

Starting Materials:

A good principle to keep in mind is that like many crafting projects, If the starting material is bad, the end product will be bad. You cannot just take low quality bricked hemp and expect it to make quality CBD wax.

However, you can get great quality from trim if the leaves are dried and cured properly they will be frost enough. Product that is grown outdoors will probably be the best possible for this. Essentially it boils down to the frostier the starting materials, the more yield you will get.

Equipment Outline

The tube that you pack your material in should be of good quality, typically made of stainless steel. You also want one with a stand that will be able to hold the material in place so you can run butane through it. These can vary in size, and there are multiple companies you can purchase a tube from, however for our purposes you should be using a tube designed for 200g-250g of starter material.

For this guide, you should only put 180-200 grams in at a time.

For the average home grower harvesting a pound or two at a time, I would suggest this method.
Alternatively, you can sometimes find a small tube online or from your local head shop.

I do not recommend getting tubes that use hose clamps and rubber corks to hold the material in as rubber stoppers can easily pop out under pressure. If this happens it will ruin your product and cause butane to go everywhere potentially soaking something and causing a major hazard.

A vacuum chamber and an electric skillet are also required. Brands like Vac-it pro and ProVac are reputable, but either way, you will want at least a 10-inch vac chamber for our purposes.

You will also need a plain electric skillet. Ideally, you will want one that can hold a consistent temperature. You’ll want to make sure what you have will hold a specific temp within a few degrees.

Also, it is highly recommended to use a round silicone device at the bottom of you chamber. This device, referred to colloquially as a Silpat, insulates the oil slightly so it warms more evenly. This prevents the oil from becoming too hot on the bottom.

An infrared temperature gun can typically be found at your local hardware store for around $30. If you want to make quality CBD wax, this tool is a necessity.

For the vacuum pump, you will want to use a 3 CFM, single-stage vac pump. You can find a cheaper one for around $50. For one-ounce shatter patties, the standard three-gallon vac chamber size should be all you need.

You will also need a double boiler set up. If you’ve used a double boiler setup before you should be familiar with them. If possible you can use a round oven-safe dish inside a regular stove top pot secured with clips. A round dish works the best because it transfers more easily to the round vac chamber.

The big pot that your round dish is in should have warm water in it. NOT HOT WATER.
If you attempt to blast without water in the big pot, the inner dish could freeze to the surface.

You will need to let the butane out of the tube over the double boiler setup.
Be careful not to let it out too fast as it is very likely to splash if you do.

(PTFE) or polytetrafluoroethylene is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. It is hydrophobic, non-wetting, high density and resistant to high temperatures, which makes it an incredibly versatile material with a wide variety of applications, though it’s perhaps best-known for its non-stick properties.

You can blast straight into PTFE. You can this material online. After you finish with the vac, the wax should peel right off the PTFE.

You can experiment with different butane brands, but any of the top recommended brands for the blasting process should be fine. Ideally, you just want butane that will create a wax that is less opaque (more clear) and is inexpensive.

Preparing Your Material

There are differences between blasting bud and blasting trim. If you are blasting bud you’ll want to dry it and cure it the same way you would if you were planning to smoke the buds themselves. Ideally, you will want to chop the buds up with scissors so that no individual bud is bigger than a marble.

You want your material to be dry before blasting, but it’s okay if there is a little moisture in the buds. You don’t want them to be so dry that they turn to dust when you handle them. If there is too much moisture in your material, your wax may take on a greenish color.

Remember to be gentle with your materials and move them as little as possible. Every time you move the source material you are losing trichomes which are essential for a higher yield.

If you are blasting trim it’s best to think ahead while trimming. Collect all the frosty trim into a bin and discard excess material like trash leaves without frost on them. You might have some small leaves with a little frost so it’s up to you if you want to use these or throw them away. If a leaf is at least half way covered it’s fine to use.
IMPORTANT – When you are done trimming, you should have a bin full of wet trim. This trim must be spread out thinly and allowed to dry. It should dry for about five days, and turned over approximately once a day. Ideally use the same bins for your trim over and over to collect trichomes. Eventually, you will have plenty of kief in the bin to use if you like. Once it is fully dry, put a lid on the storage bin and allow it to breathe once a day for a week. Once that is done, finally, it is ready to blast.

Packing the Tube
Before packing your tube, make sure you know which end is which. The tubes should come with a fine screen on the output. You can also add additional layers for extra filtering, like a coffee filter, which might result in a cleaner product.
If you add any additional filters, just make sure they are cut to fit inside the rubber gasket.

Make sure the bottom of your tube is sealed and start packing it from the top. After three handfuls or so, pack the material down lightly with a piece of PVC pipe, wooden rod, or similar packing tool.

Ideally, you want the material to be packed so there is no air space around it, but not too tight either. This process is where some of the trial and error takes place as packing too tight can decrease your yield.

Attach the top of your tube and do a final check for important things like making sure all fittings, hose clamps, rubber stoppers, and valves are secure. Pressure will build up inside the tube, and lose parts could cause leaks or even a blowout.

Before putting in butane or blasting, you should review this checklist to make sure you have everything you need.

1. Tube packed and sealed tight! PTFE should be placed inside your round dish (the inner part of your double boiler setup) secured with clips. Remember to have warm water, not hot, in the outer portion of the double boiler.

2. Approx. One 300ml can of butane for each ounce of material you are blasting.

3. NO ELECTRONICS SHOULD BE TURNED ON IN THE BLASTING AREA. BLASTING AREA SHOULD ALWAYS BE AN OUTDOOR LOCATION.

4. Safety goggles and other safety equipment should be on.

5. Finally, you will also want a clean, dry towel.

BLASTING

1. Check the tip of your butane can and put it into the top of your tube. It should fit tightly, if not make sure you get the proper adapter as butane cans can come with a variety of tips. You can exchange them to find the best one that works with your tube.

2. With both the top and bottom valves wide open, start putting in butane at the top. When your can runs out, close the top valve, remove the can, put on a new can, open the top valve. This will help you avoid butane squirting out the top of the tube.

3. Try to work quickly as you want to flood the material as quickly as possible. Keep putting in butane at the top and soon it will start coming out the bottom. When it does, close the bottom valve slightly so it doesn’t spatter. Let a good amount of butane come out (about a full can), then close the bottom valve. After that, put in one more full can, if possible. If there is too much pressure, that’s ok. You still want to get in as much as you can, as quickly as you can. You should be able to get in roughly four cans in a 250 tube.

4. After the tube is full of butane, take the tube out of the stand, and flip it upside down. This helps evenly disperse the butane and will ensure all the material is soaked. If the tube is frosty or sweating, you may want to wipe it down with the towel.

MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT GET WATER INTO YOUR OIL. Let the butane flow to the top of the tube for about three to five minutes. The less time spent soaking the better, but make sure you are trying to flood all of the material with butane.

5. Put the tube back in the stand and open the bottom valve slightly so that some butane comes out. Let it keep coming out until only air is coming out. Now, close the valve and wait one minute for more butane to flow down. Open the valve again, letting all the additional butane out until it stops again. Finally, close the bottom valve and put in a total of two more cans. You may need to let a little pressure out the top or bottom of the tube to fit two more cans in. Then repeat step 4.

6. Again, put the tube back in the stand and open the bottom valve very slightly. Butane will come out as before and you will want to let it keep coming out until only air is coming out. Now, use one more can to flush everything out and get the last of it. Keep the bottom valve open slightly until only air is coming out. Then close the valve, wait one minute for more butane to flow down, and open the valve again, letting butane out until it stops again. Do this a few more times until you feel like all the butane is out. You don’t need to worry about every last drop however. The final can will contain very little product in it anyway.

7. Pull your double boiler rig out from under the blasting tube. This will prevent any water droplets from falling into our oil. If at any time during the process you see water droplets on the tube, you can close the bottom valve, take the tube out and wipe it down quickly.

Boiling Off The Butane

Because butane boils at room temperature, you’ll notice the butane / oil mix is boiling. Aslo, the water in your double boiler should have cooled by now. You can pour it out and replenish it with warm water, but again it should not be hot. Ideally no warmer than bath water.

You will see some material in your butane that looks spongy. This is basically frozen moisture that was pulled out of your plant material. You should remove this with a fork or other straining tool. Excess moisture should evaporate out in the vac during the purge process.

Keep a watchful eye over your solution as the butane will slowly evaporate off. You will know when it’s ready to go into the vac when it looks mostly drained with some bubbles forming.

It is critical that you do not use hot water as this can instantly ruin your oil. When it is almost done, only use room temperature water. Remember to have your water ahead of time and never use any electronic devices near the blasting area.

DO NOT STIR. Do not pop bubbles, do not swirl the oil around. Move it as little as possible. Any stirring and your wax will not look clear at the end, and it will be more difficult to purge the remaining butane off.

Carefully transfer it out of the PTFE to your vac. If the product is runny and about to spill out, then it is too thin. You need to wait longer. The oil should be the consistency of maple syrup.

There is no penalty for letting it sit a few extra minutes during this step. The vac chamber should be in the skillet, which should be filled with water. It’s best to space the bottom of the chamber off of the skillet, in order to heat the chamber more evenly. The idea here is to create oven-like conditions. Heat your water to 89-91 degrees and put the lid on your chamber so it starts to warm up inside. Watch the temp closely. Always start low and turn the dial up a hair at a time until you reach the right temperature. It is highly suggested you watch during the entirety of this process to avoid the temperature going over 92 degrees.

Pulling the First Vacuum
Pay attention here because there is a lot that can still go wrong during this step. Your chamber should have a valve between the chamber and the vac, and another valve to let air inside the chamber. You must use the air valve to control the pressure in the vac. Use the pump valve to hold the pressure in the vac when the pump is off.

CAUTION, if the vac is under pressure and you turn off the pump with the pump valve open, your chamber will suck in air from the pump line, and could potentially pull in lubrication from the pump that will ruin your product.

With the lid on, turn on the pump and watch the oil. It should start to puff up like a giant muffin. The goal is to get the muffin as big as possible, without it touching the side of the chamber. If it touches the sides, you won’t be able to get it off.

By making the muffin shape as large as possible, you are expanding the oil and allowing air to get to most of it. This allows any butane left in the oil to evaporate. Watch closely during this step and use the air valve to control muffin size. It may expand rapidly, so be prepared. Keep the vac on for about fifteen minutes, or until the muffin drops. The higher quality oil you have, and the more vac you have, the longer the muffin will stay puffed up. Usually, the muffin will stop expanding after about fifteen minutes though. After it does you can fully close the air valve and take it to full vac. A more expensive pump doesn’t achieve a higher vac, but it does work faster.

After about an hour, the muffin will deflate and start to flatten.
After a few hours it should be flat enough to be ready for the first flip.

Initial Flip

The first flip is the most difficult, but once this step is complete, you’re basically done with the challenging steps.

First, slowly let the air into the chamber to equalize the pressure. Then, pull the PTFE out.
Fold the outer edges of the PTFE onto the shatter (then pull it back again) in order to get the small amounts of shatter on the outer edges off the PTFE. Do this all the way around so you have a piece that will fit inside your chamber.

Now, place it on top of a piece of parchment or wax paper and peel it off.
The first time you do this, you may have some trouble. To make this step easier you can try putting it in the refrigerator for five minutes first before attempting. If you do that, It should come off more easily.

Now, put it back in the chamber and vac again, still at 90 degrees. Take it to a full vac this time and run the vac for about five minutes every two hours, or however long it takes to keep a full vac. Flip it every 4-5 hours for 24-48 hours.

Remember, each time you flip it and vac it, you are exposing more oil to air, and getting out all the butane. After a vac, the patty should raise up some and resemble CBD wax shatter.

Leave it in the chamber, and turn the heat up to 95 for five to ten minutes. This step is only to make the shatter look nicer so remove it immediately once you achieve the desired effect. Do not let it cook for longer than 10 minutes at this higher temperature.

That’s it! Once it cools you’re finished. You now have your very own CBD wax.

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FINAL THOUGHTS FROM THE AUTHOR

Christopher Visser

Christopher Visser

Founder & CEO at Cannabidiol Life

Pretty in-depth look into how to make CBD Wax. At the end of the day, it really just depends on what your goal is in regards to which method of manufacturing is chosen and how much money you have to spend on the actual machinery.

I hope you learned something new today!

Healthy Regards,
Christopher Visser

How To Dab

How To Dab

Learn how to dab with this complete dabbing guide.  This article is tailored to cover proper dabbing techniques that can be used for all marijuana, cannabis, and hemp-derived concentrates. 

 

This page will give you everything you could possibly need to learn about dabbing with a direct focus on teaching you how to dab with this step-by-step comprehensive guide.

Ready to Learn? Let's go!
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It’s trending, everyone is talking about it, and most people are beginning to prefer it over traditional smoking methods.

What are we referring to, you ask?

Dabbing cannabis concentrates, of course!

As popular as dabs have become, it’s still a bit of a confusing process, especially from a beginner’s standpoint.  And it doesn’t matter if you’re planning on experiencing with CBD dabs or THC dabs as the process is pretty much identical.

Below you’ll find the specific topics for this article.

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION

There are a few key points that we must dive in a little deeper in order to properly teach you how to dab. 

Instructions:

Click any of the titles below to “jump” to the topic you wish to learn more about, otherwise, let’s get this dab learning party started!

Here are the topics we’ll be covering:

The Purpose of Dabbing

Types of Cannabis Products Used

Tools & Special Devices Needed

Step-by-Step How-To Dab Guide

BONUS: Dab education articles touching on all major FAQ’s.

The Purpose of Dabbing

The goal of dabbing is to consume the wellness benefits of a CBD-based or THC-based concentrate through smoking and inhalation.

This is completed by lighting a concentrate on fire to create smoke, commonly referred to as vapor; a much more bioavailable wellness intake method. 

Furthermore, when adding high heat (fire) to the concentrate, it will also burn off the active acid molecule from the cannabinoid.  This leaves the dabber with a different cannabinoid.  A purer, more potent cannabinoid.

Here is an example of the above: 

THCA is non-psychotropic (no euphoric high involved) while THC minus the “A” is, as you know, very psychotropic.

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TYPES OF CANNABIS/HEMP CONCENTRATES

As you probably already very well know, the types of products needed for dabbing are Cannabis/Hemp-derived concentrates.

We’ve listed the two most popular and widely used concentrates below:

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THC-RICH Marijuana or cbd-rich Hemp Wax

We offer CBD wax as a dab option which is Full Spectrum (entourage effect) and infused with terpenes for a more enjoyable user experience.

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THC-Rich Marijuana or CBD-Rich Hemp Crystals

We offer CBD crystals AKA CBD Shatter as our Pure CBD dab option, which we infuse with terpenes as well to enhance user experience.

TOOLS & DEVICES

 In this “budding” hemp market, there are many THC as well as CBD products hitting the retail market.  Question is, how do you choose which one is best and/or reliable? 

Remove that worry from your conscience. 

We’ve done the research and here are the tools and where you can buy them that we absolutely recommend for a successful dab experience:

  • dab cartridge
  • atomizer
  • vaporizer
  • dab rig
  • nail
  • e-nail

The only thing we really need to stress here is to make sure that the cartridges you purchase are clearly labeled that it can be used for dabbing and not only for vaping. This is very important because the right cartridge comes with a larger opening allowing you to get your cannabis concentrate into the cartridge. 

We pitch the vitalness of the above because it’s actually the very first step in our following section which offers a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to dab properly.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Now that you know the purpose of dabbing, the types of Cannabis concentrates available as well as the tools/devices needed, we can now share our step-by-step guide which will teach you exactly how to dab from A-Z.

How To Dab

STEP 1: Fill Bowl With concentrate

How To Dab

STEP 2: Position your mouth & LIGHT

How To Dab

STEP 3: LIGHT CONCENTRATE

How To Dab

STEP 4: Inhale Slowly But aggressively

How To Dab

STEP 5: Hold IN FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN

How To Dab

STEP 6: EXHALE & RELAX

LEARN MORE ABOUT DABS

Below you will find more articles teaching you everything you need to know about dabs to guarantee that you leave here dabbing cannabis concentrates like a pro!  

Topics include:

WHAT ARE DABS?

WHAT ARE DABS MADE OF?

CBD DAB CARTRIDGES VS VAPE CARTRIDGES

What Are Dabs Made Of?

What Are Dabs Made Of?

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FINAL THOUGHTS FROM THE AUTHOR

Christopher Visser

Christopher Visser

Founder & CEO at Cannabidiol Life

I really do believe that the term “CBD dabs” came from pure coincidence and was completely accidental. Check it out, here’s the scenario in my head:

THE BIRTH OF DABS (possible conversation/scenario):

  • The Question:   “How much cannabis concentrate are we supposed to smoke?”
  • The Answer: “Um, just do a small dab to be safe.”

It’s possible, right?!

Healthy Regards,
Christopher Visser

Full vs Broad vs Pure CBD: Buyer Protection

Full spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Pure CBD

Ultimate CBD Product Effectiveness Infographic & CBD Consumer Product Safety Guide

 

By educating CBD customers to better understand the difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Pure CBD, they can avoid purchasing mislabeled and directly, fake CBD products.

 

In an industry where laws are unclear and very little education (which we’re changing dramatically),  I wanted to take the time to create this complete overview of the difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Pure CBD products.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO?

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Article Navigation & Topics

What you’ll find on this page is one of many of our ongoing, continuous offerings of guidance and educational CBD content aimed towards protecting CBD consumers & buyers worldwide.  If you don’t want to read from A-Z, please use the links below to jump to the section that interests you most.

The People Who Will Benefit Most

This page was created SPECIFICALLY for all types of CBD buyers.  This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Retail CBD Buyers – the everyday shopper (non-professional)
  • CBD Wholesalers – business owners who buy at wholesale CBD prices and sell at retail prices

In my humble opinion, what you will find below is perhaps, with emphasis on perhaps, the most direct, unbiased infographic chart the CBD industry has seen to date.

I say “direct” and “unbiased” because this article brings the facts & NOT opinions and you won’t find any product promotion here (not in this article at least).

WHY THIS INFO IS SO IMPORTANT 

By finally curating and offering this much-needed information to the public, consumers worldwide now have a tool to “call out” the companies and products that are taking advantage of people’s wellbeing.

People vote with their dollar, and by educating consumers, we can help make the “wild wild west” CBD industry safer for all. 

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GRINDER

CBD offers unknown wellness potential and I’m beyond tired of hearing stories from either business owners being scammed by CBD brokers/manufactures and even more so from the people who are dealing with debilitating health issues. 

There are people and companies claiming full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and/or pure CBD that aren’t even putting CBD in the products at all! 

Instead, they are infusing their products with synthetic versions, melatonin, K2, and Kratom spiked CBD products.

It’s sickening.

This has got to change and with that said, without further adieu, below is your new CBD buying defense tool and infographic!

Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, Pure CBD INFOGRAPHIC + Buyer Safety Guide

Please use and share this chart/infographic to help avoid scams, fake products, and overpaying!  It will also help you identify the infamous and oh-so-common “full-spectrum” CBD product that is actually broad-spectrum!

Chart/Infographic Guidance:

  • TYPE
    Learn the difference between the three types of CBD products sold and what is needed on the COA to verify what they are claiming on their labels.  You will know immediately if they are lying to you or not.
  • QUALITY
    Based on the three types, you will learn how to find the highest quality and most effective products
  • MAX PRICE
    NEVER PAY MORE than the MAX FAIR RETAIL price presented to you on the chart.  If you are paying more than what the chart suggests, you are overpaying.
  • PURCHASE TIPS
    Based on the type of CBD product (Full, Broad, or Pure), this column will give you extra guidance on how to execute your verification process to eliminate the bad from the good and the fake from the real.
  • CBD FACTS
    This column is dedicated to sharing with you what is ACTUALLY happening in the CBD industry.

    It will shock you.

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CLICK THE INFOGRAPHIC TO EXPAND FULL SCREEN.

Video Explanation

Here is a video produced by world-renowned CBD, Cannabis, and Hemp Industry Leaders who’ve been accredited for their knowledge of Industry Compliance, Health, and Education.

Watch as the “Hemp Entantress” (Jessica Arent) and “Dr. CBD Worldwide” (Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD & MMJ) as they comprehensively explain the difference between the three types of CBD infused products:

  1. Full Spectrum
  2. Broad Spectrum
  3. Pure CBD
 

More EDUCATION & GUIDANCE

Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions in the CBD Industry.

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FINAL WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR & CANNABIDIOL LIFE FOUNDER.

Christopher Visser

Christopher Visser

Founder & CEO at Cannabidiol Life

My intention with the creation of this article was to offer one of, if not THE most direct, comprehensive, and informative article explaining the difference between the three types of CBD products (Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Pure CBD) for the people that need it most, the consumers.

With that said, this CBD infographic/chart can absolutely be used by CBD business owners that need factual guidance on how to tell if a salesman working for any particular brand is telling the truth about their product.

This information is extremely important to know because on average, 7 out of 10 first-time CBD buyers will end up overpaying or scammed on a product labeled “full-spectrum” when in reality, it’s a Broad Spectrum product. 

Knowing how to properly examine a COA for cannabinoids that need to be detected in order to qualify to be a TRUE Full Spectrum CBD oil is vital knowledge. 

If you found this chart worthy of sharing, PLEASE DO! 

Let’s spark a movement of knowledge and begin removing the “weeds”.

Healthy Regards,

Christopher Visser

What Is CBD Wax?

What Is CBD Wax?

 

With the rise in the popularity of Cannabidiol (CBD) products, many people have already heard of CBD oil. However, even people who may have used a CBD product might still be unfamiliar with other forms of CBD, like CBD concentrates. CBD wax is a good example of one product people who have heard of CBD might be curious to know more.

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Hemp Extracted CBD Wax

We offer CBD wax as a dab option which is Full Spectrum (entourage effect) and infused with terpenes for a more enjoyable user experience.

Simply put, CBD wax is what it sounds like, a waxy CBD concentrate. In most cases, the consistency is similar to that of other wax products that you’re familiar with, like candle wax or CBD lip balm.

Several companies market CBD concentrates as CBD wax or dabs, but sometimes you will see CBD concentrates advertised in other ways. You might see other names like CBD crystals, CBD Shatter, CBD resin, CBD crumble, or CBD budder.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CBD WAX

Where Can I Buy CBD Wax

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Types of CBD Wax

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FINAL THOUGHTS FROM THE AUTHOR

Christopher Visser

Christopher Visser

Founder & CEO at Cannabidiol Life

Any questions about what EXACTLY CBD Wax is after learning all of the different names that it could be called?

Please do not feel discouraged as this can be a little confusing, especially for first-time CBD buyers.

The main thing to consider regarding these variations is that the names are meant mainly as descriptors of the textures of the wax. At the end of the day, they’re all considered to be in the CBD wax family and will only vary in texture as well as their specific manufacturing process.

Healthy Regards,
Christopher Visser

What Makes Cannabidiol Life Different

Cannabidiol Life

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

THE DIFFERENCE, EXPLAINED.

Your health and your quality of life is very important, especially in a non-regulated industry where harmful products are being sold nationwide.

We believe that every CBD company should openly share the following (at least):

  • Overall Product Consumption Safety (Certifications)
  • Employee Transparency (Who Is Running The Company)
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Extraction Method
  • Product Certificates of Analysis (Third-Party Labs)
  • Quality of Product As Well As The Ingredients

Transparency must be demanded in the CBD industry and that’s why we’ve created this page for you.

Key Facts About Cannabidiol Life

#1

SEED TO SHELF“.  We have hands and eyes on our product from the beginning (the seed) until it reaches the shelf (final product).

#2

We are USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC & GMP CERTIFIED

USDA Certified Organic Seal      GMP Certified

#3

Our products are manufactured in a Certified Health & Safety Compliant Facility in Colorado

#4

U.S. Patented Extraction Technology (organic ethanol).  Our method has PROVEN its ability to extract much higher cannabinoid percentages in comparison to Supercritical CO2 (CBD industry’s standard extraction method).

#5

We infuse all of our CBD oils with organic NON-GMO MCT oil derived from coconuts. Here’s why…”MCT” stands for medium-chain triglyceride and is much smaller in size in comparison to the common LCT.

When we infuse CBD molecules with MCT oil, our CBD oil is able to travel directly from the stomach to the liver without requiring any extra energy. In fact, MCT is almost instantly converted to clean/natural energy for your body.

CBD Companies who do NOT use MCT’s in their oils will, unfortunately, cause the body to spend extra energy on digestion as well as lose a very high amount of undigested CBD and other phytocannabinoids.

#6

We remove all stems and seeds by hand from our Hemp Cherry cultivars This extends our manufacturing process about 2 hours per 1 pound of hemp.

#7

Executive Staff With:

  • 15+ years of Cannabis/Hemp/CBD experience
  • 10+ Years of Professional Medical Experience (MD + MMJ Doctor)
  • 4+ Years of CBD/Hemp Compliance Consulting Experience
  • 5+ years of Certified Personal Health & Fitness Training Experience
  • 14+ Years of Pharmaceutical as well as Organic/All-Natural Herbal Extract Product Formulation Experience.

Owner: Christopher Visser
Medical Director: Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD
Compliance Director: Jessica Arent
COO: Zachary Keeney
(Click to view our Cannabidiol Life Team)

IN SUMMARY

All of the standards, certifications, accreditations, and team member experience allows us to provide:

  • safer CBD products
  • more effective/healthier CBD products
  • higher quality CBD products
  • industry compliant CBD products
  • a 100% unique collection of CBD products only offered by Cannabidiol Life & Partners.

Best Way To Extract CBD From Hemp

Best way To Extract CBD From Hemp

Learn the facts about cbd extraction methods

If you are considering to make, take, or buy CBD products, it’s important to take into consideration a single yet huge detail that will directly affect the quality of the CBD you obtain.

 

This #1 factor of importance is the extraction method. 

Continue reading to find out why this is so important.

Three Common Extraction Methods

While mankind continues to think of ways on how to extract specific cannabinoids from hemp, there are three main/common ways that have been practiced for years.  Thankfully, only two of these are considered the most common.

Click any of the links below to learn more. 

WORST METHOD OF CBD EXTRACTION

A GREAT WAY OF CBD EXTRACTION

#1 BEST WAY TO EXTRACT CBD FROM HEMP

BUTANE & PROPANE Extraction

The worst way and the least safe.

butane or propane Best Way To Extract CBD From Hemp

This was the first way that farmers, cannabis/hemp growers, and backyard CBD enthusiast’s extracted CBD. It is the easiest way for the average Joe to extract CBD, but as you can imagine, it yields the poorest quality CBD.

This extraction process involves HIGH HEAT and HIGH PRESSURE.  Furthermore, the solvents carry over into the final product. This is a no-go for Cannabidiol Life and we advise that you say no to this method as well.

Extraction Difficulty:  EASY

Time Needed To Extract:  3 HOURS PER PLANT

Product Yield:  MILD-HIGH

Overall CBD Quality:  2 OUT OF 5 STARS

Recommendation:  Not Recommended

Supercritical CO2 Extraction

A great way, but not the best.

Supercritical Extraction Process Best Way To Extract CBD From Hemp

Extraction Difficulty:  MILD-HARD

Time Needed To Extract:  5 HOURS PER PLANT

Product Yield:  HIGH

Overall CBD Quality: 4 OUT OF 5 STARS

Recommendation:  Slightly Recommended

This is the most popular way to obtain CBD right now because there are no additional additives and it literally squeezes out every last drop of Cannabidiol from a hemp plant using 3,000 lbs of pressure. This process is a much faster extraction process and it also allows manufacturers to yield the most produce possible from a hemp plant. From a manufacturer standpoint (retailer), this is 100% the way to go.  It is quicker, cheaper, and it creates the most product possible out of the three.

From a user/buyer standpoint (you), it is a good option due to the fact that there are not any additives and no extreme heat is applied (which destroys the plant).  The pressure used, on the other hand, does destroy the plant, and as a result, you miss out on some of the health benefits of the hemp plant, but you get most!

Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) Extraction

This is the best way to extract a true full-spectrum CBD product. 

best way to extract cbd ethanol Best Way To Extract CBD From Hemp

Extraction Difficulty: HARD

Time Needed To Extract:  8 HOURS PER PLANT

Product Yield:  MILD-HIGH

Overall CBD Quality:  5 OUT OF 5 STARS

Recommendation:  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

This is a much slower process in comparison to the prior two options, but this is undoubtedly the best way to extract CBD from hemp.  It also yields higher percentages of cannabinoids in comparison to the first two.

Wait, there’s more!

Ethanol extraction is able to preserve more flavonoids and terpenes as well!  This is absolutely the most effective way to extract CBD and produce a product that could offer the most potential wellness benefits one could possibly receive from a full-spectrum CBD oil.

This is the “Tiffany & Co.” extraction process and is rarely found from a retailer standpoint.

This extraction process brings the hemp plant and the organic (food-based) ethyl alcohol to a very low boil. During this low heat boil, the hemp plant is actually cradled back a forth in the kindest way possible, almost like cradling a baby to sleep.  As the plant mixes with the ethanol and as the slow rocking creates natural friction (molecule movement), it will gently pull the cannabinoids from the hemp plant.

Cannabidiol Life Secret Tip:  Capture the vapor during this process and drip the vapor back into the ethanol extraction.  You will yield a much higher quality CBD product.

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Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?

Editors Note: This article was originally posted on Jun 8, 2017. We have since updated this article for accuracy and comprehensiveness. We have also updated the article with multiple strong/bold words that are designed for you to pay very close attention to. The government announced on December 14, 2016 (INDIRECTLY we might add), that effective January 13, 2017, CBD would be a schedule one drug. Here is the exact definition of what this new drug code will mean: “Meaning an extract containing one or more cannabinoids that have been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis, other than the separated resin (whether crude or purified) obtained from the plant.” Extracts of marihuana will continue to be potentially relieveed as Schedule I controlled substances.” [1] Do you see now why we say indirectly? While they never mentioned “CBD” in this announcement specifically, they did let the world know that they are creating a New Drug Code for MARIHUANA Extracts that will make them illegal starting on January 13, 2017.
CBD Used Legally Since 1850 Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?

So, What Is CBD?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol and it is a single cannabinoid that can be isolated and produced through various extraction processes. Learn more about the best way to extract CBD. Well, what is CBD extracted from? CBD can be extracted from:
  • Hemp
  • Industrial Hemp
  • Cannabis
  • Marijuana/Marihuana
It can even be extracted from Hops, a worldwide ingredient to make beer. Crazy right? Who knew? Therefore, our immediate conclusion if CBD oil is a schedule 1 drug is… YES. Wait!  Don’t go!  
wait dont leave yet Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?
That is just our “immediate” conclusion, there is SO MUCH more to know about the industry and why it is so confusing.  So, don’t leave.  Use this guide to educate and inform others!

What The Announcement Meant

To make this super easy, I’m going to quote directly from Section 812 of the DEA website for the definition of what classifies a schedule 1 drug.

(1) Schedule I.—

(A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

(B) The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in potentially relievement in the United States.

(C) There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

Source: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/21usc/812.htm

 Did your eyes widen with shock and jaw drop in disbelief?

Mine too.

DEA, this is a joke, right? 

If it’s not…

I’d like to kindly ask you to look America and all the people suffering, directly into their eyes and tell them CBD oil falls into the schedule 1 category.  

I know I certainly couldn’t lie to parents who struggle every day with their children who are suffering from Epilepsy. 

Now, I thought long and hard about how in the world the DEA could claim this. I have a couple theories and to make this lengthy article more of a fun read, I’ll present it in the third person.

Christopher thinks they are doing this because:

  • they want to limit the production of CBD on the street in order to better control it
  • they have no idea what it is, saw the trend rapidly increasing, got scared, and attempted to ban it
  • they want time to synthesize it
  • they want to create an actual plant-based pharmaceutical medication
  • they want to keep profits in their hands

WOW!  Those are some bold claims, Chris!

Well, Chris, you say that now, but only 3 months ago at the beginning of November 2017, GW Pharmaceuticals finalized and submitted an application to the FDA seeking approval to launch EPIDOLEX. The FDA accepted the application and is currently reviewing it.

Not so farfetched now, eh Chris?

Okay, jokes aside, isn’t it a bit crazy that CBD, which was announced to be a schedule 1 drug, is now being reviewed by our federal government to potentially be used as a prescribed medicine?

Reasons Why Listing CBD a Schedule 1 Drug Is Ridiculous

To briefly reiterate, if a drug is put on the schedule 1 drug list, it is considered both an addiction threat and it also is considered to have no accepted medical use.  I’m attacking these two general reasons with factual, medical evidence and will prove why CBD oil should not be listed and furthermore, shouldn’t be anywhere near it!

Reason #1: CBD is an addiction threat. 100% FALSE! 

CBD does NOT contain THC. THC is the part of the cannabis plant that causes the psychotropic effects (the high) and is the cannabinoid responsible for the alleged addiction. Furthermore, researchers are proposing and concluding that CBD could be a potentially relievement for addiction.

Example 1
: Three direct quotes from a case study on CBD and opioid addiction:

To date, the evidence appears to at least support a potential beneficial potentially relievement for opioid abuse.

The fact that patients with substance use disorders often present with various psychiatric and medical symptoms that are reduced by CBD—symptoms such as anxiety, mood symptoms, insomnia, and pain—also suggests that CBD might be beneficial for potentially relieveing opioid-dependent individuals.”

CBD could thus offer a novel line of research medication that indirectly regulate neural systems modulating opioid-related behavior, thus helping to reduce side effects normally associated with current opioid substitution potentially relievement strategies.[2]

Example 2: This really made me chuckle at the fact how someone (DEA) can openly claim that CBD can be a hazardous addiction.  Here is a case study on…

wait for it…

CBD as an effective potentially relievement for Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome. Yes, you read that correctly and here is the conclusion:

CBD can be effective for the potentially relievement of cannabis withdrawal syndrome.”[3]

How can CBD be an addictive threat if it an effective potentially relievement for the addiction caused by the same plant that it comes from?

It’s literally unbelievable!

Reason #2: CBD has no accepted medical value

We, Cannabidiol Life, are legally not allowed to make medical claims. Therefore, we will let our customers do all the claiming for us!

Here is our online CBD Gummy Study and below are some of the few emails I’ve received recently…

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For the few that will try and say the pictures above are photoshopped, here are real CBD video reviews from our customers.

As you can see, whether CBD has been “medically accepted” or not, we have witnessed first hand, with our own two eyes, real people giving their real testimonies on how CBD has changed their life for the better.

Contradictory Laws For Cannabis & CBD

Here are some ups and downs on various laws passed over the past several years:

  • The first submission of the proposal to make CBD illegal was made in 2011
  • In 2012, Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use
  • That sparked a movement which ripped across the US. This lead to Washington D.C and 28 states to launch cannabis programs
  • In 2014, the US government adds another amendment to the Agricultural Adjustment Act or Farm Bill. This bill legalizes the cultivation of hemp for pilot programs, provided that the plant doesn’t have more than 0.3% THC. This Farm Bill allows for the cultivation, production, and marketing of hemp products as long as requirements are met
  • December 2016, the DEA announces that all cannabis extracts are 100% illegal

This muddled conglomerate of different laws stating different things is what has caused the legalization of CBD to be so confusing!   Since the law is so unclear, hundreds of people, small companies, and even huge multi-million dollar corporations are still selling industrial hemp extracted CBD to this very day (including us) and we’re doing so nationwide.

CBD Was Announced To Be A Schedule 1 Drug But Clearly It’s Not Enforced…

As stated in the last paragraph, many companies sell CBD products nationwide. We’re definitely not hiding from anyone and all of us send through either UPS or USPS. There are a handful of companies that have been selling CBD for years and the only cease and desist letters any company has ever received are simple warning letters demanding that the companies remove blatant medical claims. You can view the warning letters here:

2015 Warning Letters & Test Results
2016 Warning Letters & Test Results

Here’s the question that will leave you looking like “The Thinker”.

the thinker Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?
If the government took the time to write these warning letters to specific companies to remove medical claims, why wouldn’t they also tell them to stop selling CBD as well? And an even more specific question…

Why Hasn’t The DEA Shut Down Big CBD Retail Companies Altogether?

Because… Ah, not yet… let’s answer a few more questions first…

Short Q&A Based on FAQ’s

  • Are people allowed to buy CBD online?  Answer:  You are only allowed to purchase CBD if it is within the requirements of the Farm Bill.
  • Is CBD illegal to sell? Answer: CBD is only illegal to sell if it contains over 0.3% THC and if it is extracted from Marijuana/Cannabis plants…
  • What is the probability that you will be arrested for taking CBD in a state that doesn’t allow medical marijuana? Answer: Now, this is MY opinion, it is NOT a substitute for legal advice… but the probability is very slim. You’re absolutely not allowed to take legal advice from me as my opinions are not a substitute for your state and/or federal laws.
  • What are some specific resources I could read to learn more on my own? Answer: Here are two credible resources you might want to consider reading:
Clarification of the New Drug Code (7350) for Marijuana Extract Final Rule: Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract

FINAL CLARIFICATION TO THE QUESTION YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR

“IS CBD A SCHEDULE 1 DRUG?”

The answer is…
CBD is ONLY illegal if it is extracted directly from a Marijuana or a Cannabis plant. 
CBD is LEGAL if it is extracted from Industrial Hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC. 

Below Are The EXACT Reasons Why CBD is Legal When Extracted From Hemp

The Grey Area Reason Why It’s Not:  The law doesn’t state “Hemp extracts are illegal”, it states that “all extracts from the genus Cannabis plants are illegal”.

According to Britannica, a trusted leader in the classification of various species of plants,

“Hemp, (Cannabis sativa), also called industrial hemp, plant of the family Cannabaceae cultivated for its fibre (bast fibre) or its edible seeds. Hemp is sometimes confused with the cannabis plants that serve as sources of the drug marijuana and the drug preparation hashish.” [4]

Not enough evidence?

50 shades too grey for you? 

the grey area Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?

The Direct Reason Why It’s Not:

CBD oil is not a schedule 1 drug is because frankly, the DEA does NOT have the authority to make statute laws all on their own.

There is a method to the madness of passing laws and the process is as followed:

  1. DEA is let aware of a problematic substance that can be abused, has no medical use/advantage, and is harmful
  2. DEA considers evidence based on scientific and medical data to make an educated decision.
    In this case, with CBD, they never had bad data, so it was a dumb move and almost unlawful move on their part…
  3. DEA will propose that a certain drug should be put on the schedule 1 drug list
  4. The attorney general will then go through the same process to which then, Congressional action will now take place to make the final decision as only within congressional approval (in most cases) can a drug be placed on the schedule 1 drug list.
    Source: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/21usc/811.htm 

Final Advice

Take CBD responsibly, consult with your family physician prior to taking it for the first time, and follow the laws of your state. If you don’t know the laws, reach out to your state government office and ask them for yourself!  It is totally okay to do your own research and using your appointed government officials is a great way to begin your journey towards enlightenment!

Take care, everyone!  Please leave comments below so we can start chatting and learning together!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and products listed are not intended to diagnose, potentially relieve, cure or prevent any severe condition.

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What Is The Entourage Effect?

What Is The Entourage Effect?

If you’ve been researching Full Spectrum CBD products, chances are, you’ve come across the phrase, “entourage effect”.  Below we comprehensively explain exactly what it is. 

The Answer:

The entourage effect can be described as the result or directly, the effect that occurs when one consumes a REAL full-spectrum cannabis product.

 

The emphasis on the word “real” above is critical because the entourage effect can only occur if all the components naturally found within the cannabis plant (cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids) are still present after extraction and/or manufacturing of a full spectrum CBD product.

 

If a single cannabinoid is missing from the final product, the entourage effect cannot be obtained; this also means you were not consuming a full spectrum product.

 

The entourage effect is the result of the collegial symbiotic relationship of all naturally occurring cannabinoids found within the hemp plant.

In layman’s terms, it is the result of all cannabinoids working together harmoniously to produce the effect that nature intended it to.

 

It is the natural components of the plant interacting within our bodies and this will yield a stronger influence in comparison than if only one of the cannabinoids is used alone.

 

This is the Entourage Effect.

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It’s priceless information and your tool of defense in verifying REAL full spectrum products and fake ones.

 

A More In-Depth Look At The Entourage Effect

We’ve answered the question of, “what is the entourage effect?”, but there is a bit more to share in order to fully comprehend it’s power.

The Multiplying Effect

It’s been claimed by many industry professionals and researchers that when all the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids found within the cannabis plant are consumed together, it actually seems to produce a much more effective product described as a multiplying effect.

Exciting, right? 

This is because each cannabinoid, on its own, serves a purpose.  Each individual cannabinoid’s purpose is still being research for its full potential.  Nonetheless, when all components are available, it amplifies the effects of each other making them and the final product, much more effective.

In other words, when cannabinoids are used together, 2+2 doesn’t necessarily equal 4.  Instead, it could equal 5 or even more!

A true/real full spectrum CBD Oil is found to be one of the best ways to achieve the entourage effect.  Not coincidentally, it is still by far the most popular way to obtain it.

Impact of The Entourage Effect

As stated above, the entourage effect occurs when CBD and other cannabinoids like THC play off each other while improving the desirable traits of each other.

For instance, when CBD and THC are used together, CBD slows down the rate at which the liver breaks down THC. This enables THC therapeutic effects to last longer.

While the most noticeable entourage effect illustration is the effect that CBD has on THC, research shows that terpenes and cannabinoids can also combine to produce more therapeutic benefits. Studies show that terpenes can impact the blood-brain barrier. This may explain the greater efficacy of cannabinoids like CBD and THC when used together.

With all of the above shared, it’s important to note that scientists are yet to comprehend CBD entourage effect fully.

Some argue that multiple individual cannabinoids play a role in creating this effect while others suggest that the effect could be due to the interaction of cannabinoids in the body or a combination of both.

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If you are considering trying CBD for the first time, the most effective route is a full-spectrum CBD product.  

With that said, if your job demands zero THC in your system, the next best thing is Broad Spectrum.  Pure CBD is always a good solution, but as you read from this article, the entourage effect is what we should all strive to obtain for the promotion of complete body homeostasis.

Benefits of CBD Oil When Used with THC

CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid that is found in the hemp plant. That means it does not cause the high feeling that is associated with cannabis. Many patients have reported an alert effect after using CBD. As such, it’s important to be careful not to use it in high amounts when nearing bedtime.

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, on the other hand, is a psychotropic cannabinoid. That means it is responsible for the high feeling that is associated with cannabis. When ingested, THC stimulates the brain, leading to dopamine release. Once released, dopamine creates a sense of wellbeing and euphoria. It also creates a relaxed feeling in the user.

CBD graduates THC effects while reducing its side effects that are associated with psychosis. This gives the user a more pleasant experience while enhancing relaxation. For instance, when CBD and THC are used together, they enable the user to sleep better unlike when they use prescription drugs.

 

Benefits of THC

Studies have shown that THC has numerous therapeutic applications including improving the symptoms of depression, nausea, insomnia, appetite loss, as well as moderate and mild pain. The pre-clinical trials done by the FDA recently suggested that THC reduces neuropathy onset in patients that suffer from this condition. Neuropathy refers to nerve pain or nerves degeneration. Another study conducted by the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicine revealed that THC is beneficial for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’s therapeutic aid. The study attributed the effect of THC on PTSD to the brain’s CB1 receptors. THC stimulates these receptors thereby playing a crucial role in the elimination of adverse memories that are at the center of PTSD.

Generally, THC is a strong pain killer and an anti-inflammatory agent. Research has shown that it reduces brain’s amyloid plaques that cause Alzheimer’s severe condition. Pre-clinical trials have also shown that THC reduces vascular endothelia’s growth factor levels in glioma cells or brain cancer cells. This reduction is very important because it means tumors that result from brain cancer cannot grow new blood vessels that are necessary for their sustenance, growth and eventual spreading. This discovery is important because it gives hope for effective brain cancer therapeutic aid.

Studies have also shown that THC is an effective antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, bronchodilator, powerful antioxidant, and neuro-protectant. Its anti-inflammatory power is twice the anti-inflammatory power of hydrocortisone and 20 times more than that of aspirin.

 

Benefits of CBD

Studies have shown that CBD has numerous therapeutic benefits just like THC. CBD may help with the chronic pain that is caused by muscle convulsions, inflammation, and muscle spasticity. This pain is commonly experienced by people that suffer from epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, CBD has been proven effective in helping people that suffer from anxiety.

A recent study by Temple University revealed that CBD can be used as a strong preventative medication for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. This is a side effect that is caused by some chemotherapy drugs.

Many scientists know CBD for its ability to counterbalance tachycardia or rapid heartbeat, anxiety, sedation, and hunger that are caused by THC as well as its effective control of epilepsy. Studies have also suggested that CBD can be used to address conditions that are difficult to manage including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, anti-biotic resistant infections, neurological disorders, and alcoholism.

Research has shown that CBD has strong anti-convulsant, anxiolytic, anti-emetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-psychotic, and anti-depressant properties. The most exciting properties of CBD are its anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and anti-oxidant properties. That’s because when these properties are combined, they enable it to potentially relieve Parkinson’s severe condition, Alzheimer’s severe condition, and neurodegenerative-related severe conditions. Studies have also shown that CBD helps in the regulation of blood pressure. It is also cytotoxic to some cancer cells such as cells that cause breast cancer and it helps in the protection of healthy cells.

 

Benefits of using CBD and THC together

Studies have shown that CBD and THC have a synergistic effect. That means when a person has both in the body at therapeutic levels, their effects are more than when each is used alone. For instance, when CBD and THC are present in the body, the THC-therapy effect is prolonged by the inhibition of the breakdown of THC by the liver. Thus, CBD inhibits the breakdown of THC by the liver enabling THC effects to persist longer. When CBD’s applicable amounts of more than 4% are ingested with THC, CBD reduces psycho activity that is normally experienced by many patients due to THC.

Currently, studies are being conducted at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and they are showing that when both CBD and THC are injected into the brain and breast tumors, they can eliminate them completely within 30 days.

The Entourage Effect

When CBD and THC are used together, they create the entourage effect. That means they play off each other while improving the desirable effects of each. For instance, studies have shown that using both CBD and THC improves the therapeutic aid of multiple ailments such as cancer. More implications of both CBD and THC have shown that the two cannabinoids work better when used together as medicine.

Today, the entourage effect of THC and CBD has significant and real implications for people that want to use the cannabinoids as medicine. That’s because using THC alone induces paranoid and uncomfortable effects when a person feels high. But, when THC is used together with CBD, CBD regulates THC effects. Thus, it protects the brain against the adverse effects of THC. Nevertheless, you must find the right ratio of THC/CBD to benefit from their entourage effect.

How CBD and THC Work

THC and CBD have many benefits to the human body due to the fact that they are active pharmacological compounds that mimic the natural endocannabinoids that are produced by the body. These endocannabinoids maintain a critical balance in the biological functions such as appetite, the immune system, sleep, and pain among others. When this balance is disrupted, the body gets into a stressed state. Endocannabinoids move in to fix this problem. CBD and THC mimic the natural endocannabinoids. Therefore, they are effective in enabling the body to manage a crisis while restoring balance after trauma if the natural endocannabinoids can’t restore it alone. THC and CBD work with the endocannabinoid system to control inflammation, pain, and many other conditions.

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