No company that sells CBD products is allowed to discuss its medicinal benefits. In fact, most of them aren’t even allowed to call it CBD everywhere. Platforms like Amazon, for example, only allow hemp products in its marketplace – the same product labeled as CBD will be removed from the website.
And that’s the environment everybody in the cannabis and vaping industries operate in, regardless of whether the specific product is legal everywhere or not. There’s always a subsection of the population that doesn’t agree with the usage of cannabis as a plant, and there are those who only believe in it if the government does.
Much of the Penny family falls into that category, especially my parents and only surviving grandparent. My grandma, Lucille Penny, recently had a stroke.
It was after this stroke that one of her daughters suggested CBD oil as treatment. Grandma always said if they legalized it, she’d use it, and there was no time to sit around and wait for decriminalization like my parents. Fuck what those out-of-touch dinosaurs think anymore. The ways of their generation are dead, and my generation is taking the lead now.
When I found out what happened, I immediately reached out to CBD companies to learn more about their offerings and get the treatments my grandma wanted. Here’s what we got.
Charlotte’s Web is a high-CBD, low-THC strain of cannabis developed by the Stanley Brothers to help a young girl named Charlotte with her epileptic seizures. Typically cannabis growers were pushing for high-THC content until Stanley Brothers flipped the industry around to focus on all of the cannabinoids the plant has to offer.
CBD and THC get all the glory in the media, but there are over 113 different cannabinoids exclusive to cannabis. Ananda Hemp creates full-spectrum hemp blends to ensure lesser-known cannabinoids like CBG, CBC, and CBN are also ingested.
Phyto Family infuses CBD into a wide range of products. Some are more familiar to potheads, like CBD dab slabs, but some are targeted to consumers in other industries. These squalane and rosehip CBD oil blends are the perfect body and face oils. CBD topicals have a ton of benefits you’ll only learn by using them.
While my grandma is using CBD to get her mind right, I’m using live resin slim pens and palm sticks to get both CBD and THC, along with terpenes and a lot of other important ingredients, into my system. The stripper I was dating last year triggered my PTSD, and cannabis soothes the pain.
I have a medical card in the state of Arizona and love putting my money into the local economy through cannabis dispensaries and other local businesses.
I’ve been working with Conrad at Vape Chemist LLC for several years now, and I learned a lot about the vaping industry through that relationship. The company’s latest brand extension is The Hemp Chemist hemp extract oil. This nicotine-free formula contains 600mg (300mg is also available) of hemp extract with a fruity flavor that really sums up how precise you need to be to sell these dietary supplements in today’s strict market. This hemp oil tincture can be mixed in with your favorite juice flavors to vape.
Bluebird Botanicals was the first company to respond to my fall for CBD products. I asked my grandma how everything was working for her, and here’s what she said.
“It worked very well for me. It was so like a miracle!!! I was so screwed up. and confused that I changed everything I was told by the nurses around to suit me. They told me the truth but I didn’t believe it. I even threw my siblings out of my room. l was a mess. When went to the Drs. Office she put me on pills for antidepressants.
Patti asked her about the pills and she said no. So Patty decided to start me on the pill as I was not responding to the other meds. Once I started the drops I noticed the change in my actions an my behavior. I was not troublesome and easier to talk to. Since then I have not had a mini stroke. Thank God.please excuse the errors.”
So, like the CBD companies, I’ll refrain from making any medical claims, as I’m not a doctor. I just know that cannabis works for me, and my grandma seems happy with the results.
It’s a shame acceptance of miracle drugs skips a generation…