How Heavy Metals and Pesticides are Getting Into CBD Oil

By Dr. John O’Connor PhD and Shawn Valor One of the big issues plaguing the hemp and cannabis industries is the presence of Heavy metals and Pesticides in CBD oil. These substances, in mass, when in tinkters can lead to headaches, body aches in some, and an overall low feeling that counters the benefits of […]

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How to Buy Hemp Like an Expert

By Dr. John O’Connor and Shawn Valor If you’re curious about owning hemp for business or personal use, you might know what it is and it’s benefits, but it also good to be an informed shopper because there are many little things that you have to look out for when buying hemp and CBD oil […]

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Understanding the Dangers of the USDA’s Interim Hemp and CBD Interim Rules

By Dr. John O’Connor Ph.D. and Shawn Valor The USDA just dropped a bombshell on the CBD industry using Kentucky inspired set laws that will leave many farmers in ruin. In the report they confirmed and stated that over 70% of farmer went into CBD hemp growing and just put through regulation that are only […]

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TERPENES vs. FLAVORINGS: Is there really any difference?

It’s important to know what you are vaping. The new world of CBD and THC vaping, has for better and mostly worse, taken its cues from the e-cig industry. They have marketed to underage consumers, filled their e-juice with synthetic flavorings, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, not to mention the 100+ chemicals in the nicotine oil […]

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WA Flavored Vape Ban: What I-502 Companies Need To Know

In recent weeks Governor Inslee has led the charge to reduce Washington State’s risk for vape related illness. Today the ban was placed into effect, here’s what it says and everything I-502 Cannabis Companies should know: WAC 246-80-020 Prohibition. No person including, but not limited to, a person licensed under chapter 69.50 RCW or chapter […]

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Is CBD Snake Oil?

How Science Is Helping Hemp & CBD Products Surpass The Snake Oil Stereotype With an estimated 64 million Americans who have tried CBD, or cannabidiol, in the past 24 months (according to a January 2019 nationally representative Consumer Reports survey of more than 4,000 Americans) the importance of scientific studies in this space are more […]

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CBD Claims: Is CBD Harmful (to Humans)?

“Until recently, CBD was an under-­appreciated compound in cannabis. Growers actually tried to breed it out of plants, seeking strains with higher THC levels,” says Martin Lee, a cannabis historian. “It wasn’t until 2009, he says, that growers came across plants containing large amounts of CBD.” Upon its discovery, CBD has taken the industry by […]

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Natural vs. Synthetic CBD & Cannabinoids: Everything You Need To Know

Over the past decade, the cannabis- and hemp-derived compound cannabidiol (CBD) as well as other cannabinoids have taken center stage in the ongoing revolution of hemp. This is mostly due to the work of researchers, who through numerous independent studies have found evidence of various therapeutic properties in CBD. Today, both natural and synthetic CBD are […]

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What is CBD Distillate? Wholesale Pricing, Regulations & More

As more states legalize recreational and medicinal cannabis across the country, a wider array of products extracted from hemp plants will become available. Needless to say, these changes mean that retailers and consumers alike need accurate and up-to-date information related to pricing, legal status, and product differentiation.  One area in which legislators have failed to […]

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What is CBD Isolate? Wholesale Pricing, Regulations & More

CBD Isolate is a form of cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound present in the cannabis or hemp plant. Unlike other CBD solutions that generally result in a liquid, CBD isolate always comes in the form of a white, crystalline powder. Often referred to as CBD crystalline, CBD Isolates are the most potent CBD products on the market […]

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