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Reducing Side Effects from Cannabis with a Smartphone App

Have you ever experienced side effects from cannabis? Common cannabis side effects include paranoia, dizziness, red eyes, cottonmouth, and more. In this article, we will discuss side effects from cannabis and explore how you can use the Jointly app to mitigate or eliminate them.

Purposefully Consume Cannabis to Eliminate Side Effects

Weed is about more than getting high. For example, have you ever used cannabis to help you sleep at night? What about to stimulate your appetite?

The cannabis plant produces a variety of compounds that you can help you achieve your wellness goals. Whether you want to sleep better, eat more, replace other substances, melt into your couch at the end of a long day, or energize and uplift your mind, there is a cannabis product that is perfect for that goal. And the Jointly app can help you find it.

Jointly is a new cannabis wellness app that helps people discover purposeful cannabis consumption so they can achieve their wellness goals with cannabis and CBD. On the Jointly app, you can find new cannabis products, rate products based on how well they helped you achieve your goals, and track and optimize your cannabis consumption so that you can enjoy your ideal experience every time.

To enjoy your ideal experience every time, you need to figure out how to eliminate or mitigate adverse side effects from cannabis.

How the Jointly App Improves Your Cannabis Experience

Have you ever noticed that the same cannabis product can produce different effects (or side effects) from one day to the next? Or that a weed strain that consistently stimulates your mind has a sedating effect on your friend? How is it possible that the same product has such varied effects?

Cannabis experts believe that there are at least 15 factors that can impact your cannabis experience. These factors include your dose, your hydration level, how much sleep you got the night before, whether you are alone or with friends, whether you are using cannabis in the morning or at night, and more.

When you track your cannabis consumption on the Jointly app, you can report on these 15 factors to determine how each factor impacts your experience. Over time, the Jointly app will use your reports to make suggestions that will help you get more consistent results and eliminate adverse side effects from cannabis.

Common Side Effects of Weed

Marijuana side effects include:

Click for a deep dive into each side effect, the science of what causes this side effect, and special tips on how to eliminate it or mitigate it.

How Does the Jointly App Help You Eliminate Marijuana Side Effects?

Cannabis can help you sleep better, eat more, relax after a long day at work, stimulate and uplift your mind, enhance your creativity and focus, and reduce mild daily stress. Purposeful cannabis consumption is a highly effective wellness tool that can help people improve their health and wellbeing.

However, some people might experience adverse side effects when using cannabis to achieve their wellness goals. The Jointly app can help you mitigate these side effects by teaching you how to turn the dials on the 15 factors that can impact your cannabis experience.

For example, perhaps you will notice that when you consume cannabis after a night of poor sleep, you are more likely to experience anxiety and paranoia from weed. Or you may find that when you exercise before, during, or after consuming cannabis, you don’t experience any disorientation or coordination issues from weed.

Does Smoking Weed Have Side Effects? Do Edibles Have Side Effects?

Most marijuana side effects are caused by THC. So, any cannabis product that contains THC may cause these side effects.

However, different weed ingestion methods have different pharmacokinetics, meaning that different ingestion methods can produce distinct effects and side effects, and even objective measures like levels of THC in the blood.

When you eat an edible, you digest it. As a result, the THC goes through first-pass metabolism in your liver, where it is converted into a more potent compound: 11-OH-THC. This metabolite has greater and longer-lasting psychoactive effects, which may cause you to experience greater or longer lasting side effects.

In short, different ingestion methods may produce different side effects, but any product with THC has the potential to cause adverse side effects for some individuals. You should choose the ingestion method that is best suited for your wellness goals.

Does CBD Have Side Effects?

While the side effects of CBD are much milder than marijuana side effects, there are still some potential side effects to watch out for. Some people have reported experiencing gastrointestinal distress, dry mouth, reduced appetite, drowsiness, and fatigue after using CBD.

How to Mitigate Side Effects from Cannabis

Here are some general suggestions on how to mitigate side effects from cannabis, and then we will explore some specific suggestions about how to fix cottonmouth.

Try a new product

Different cannabis products will contain different chemical compounds like cannabinoids and terpenes, which may exert distinct effects. Use Jointly’s Product Finder to discover new top-rated products.

Try a new ingestion method

Additionally, the way you ingest a product will change how it affects you. Smoking a joint of cannabis flower may produce slightly different effects from vaporizing it, although both ingestion methods involve heating cannabis and inhaling the active compounds.

Each ingestion method has its own advantages and may produce different effects or side effects. To learn how different weed ingestion methods produce different effects, read our article The Best Way to Take Cannabis for Wellness Purposes.

Add in a companion food

Did you know that weed companion foods can enhance your cannabis experience in different ways? Mangoes, dark chocolate, green tea, and thyme are all weed companion foods. Chemical compounds in these foods may alter your cannabis experience, and potentially mitigate adverse side effects like drowsiness.

To learn about these foods and how to add them into your cannabis wellness routine, check out our article Do These Foods Get You Higher?

Find your minimum effective dose

Most adverse side effects from cannabis are caused by ingesting too high of a dose of THC. While you cannot die from ingesting too much cannabis, a THC overdose is a real risk. The single most effective way to mitigate side effects is to microdose and titrate up your dose until you find the minimum effective dose of cannabis to get the effect you want.

Turn the dials on 15 factors

According to cannabis experts, there are at least 15 factors that can impact your cannabis experience and play a major role in whether a cannabis product is giving you the feeling you want, or producing adverse side effects like cottonmouth. These 15 factors include your dose, the time of day you ingest, how much sleep you got the night before, and more.

The Jointly app lets you to track the 15 factors that can impact your cannabis experience. As you optimize how you consume cannabis, your favorite cannabis products will perform better for you.

Get Started on Your Cannabis Wellness Journey

Jointly is a new cannabis wellness app that helps people discover purposeful cannabis consumption so they can achieve their wellness goals with cannabis and CBD. On the Jointly app, you can find new cannabis products, rate products based on how well they helped you achieve your goals, and track and optimize your cannabis consumption so that you can enjoy your ideal experience every time.

Download the Jointly app on the App Store or the Google Play Store to get started on your cannabis wellness journey today.

 

 

 

Marijuana illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Honest Marijuana’s Inside Look at Weed Candy

What’s Sweet AND Gives You a Satisfying High? Weed Candy!

Cannabis consumption is entering the mainstream these days, as legalization spreads across the country. While there are all the traditional methods of getting high: smoking a joint, using a bong, and so on, new consumers have fueled the development of new ways of enjoying weed.

Why? For the simple reason that a lot of people don’t want to smoke. Whether because they don’t like the taste, or the stigma associated with the idea of inhaling smoke, there are plenty of people who look for alternative ways to consume marijuana and the most typical method is edibles. While the earliest versions of these were largely focused on pot brownies and cookies, cannabis-infused edibles come in so many more varieties: drinks, pills, snacks, spreads, and even candies.

Without Inhaling, Weed Candy Hits the Spot

As already mentioned, weed candy is a great alternative for those who can’t smoke or don’t want to smoke. And there are serious medical reasons why smoking might be off the table. For example, people with preexisting lung conditions or who use supplemental oxygen can still get the benefits of marijuana, without the risk of explosion!

Other medical conditions, including gastrointestinal issues from eating disorders, digestive disorders, and nausea due to chemotherapy can find relief from their symptoms by directly ingesting the low doses of cannabidiol (CBD) found in high-CBD/low-THC cannabis candy. Adding to these reasons is the simple fact that discretion can be very important to people. By choosing edibles, like candy, you can get the relaxing high without smoke, smell, or coughing. 

Plus there is the added bonus that by getting your cannabis via candy, the effects last for quite a bit longer compared to smoking. This is because the candy, and the cannabis it contains, must first be digested. So, by smoking a joint, the process of getting high is much faster, as the THC moves directly from lungs to bloodstream without being digested, it’s just not an option for everyone. 

What Kind of Weed Candy is Available?

Variety is the spice of life, and consuming cannabis candy is no exception. Weed candy takes many forms. The most popular are lozenges (like Jolly Ranchers), lollipops (food on a stick is always better), and gum.

The type of candy you choose will depend on your situation. For office workers, class attendees, and those concerned about appearances, the lozenge is the most discreet. At other times, a nice lollipop or piece of gum can really liven up a slow afternoon.

Advances in Weed Tech Applied to Candy. Advances in cannabis technology have yielded some pretty amazing options, but few reach the level of nanoencapsulated THC. Too much of a mouthful for you? Just call it Nanobidiol for short.

Nanobidiol is made using a cutting-edge process that minimizes each THC molecule and then surrounds it with a special membrane that gives the THC some unique qualities. Nanobidiol is not only smaller than regular THC, but it’s also more water-soluble. This decrease in size and increase in water solubility makes the THC more bioavailable. That means you’ll feel the high in 2-10 minutes, which is 6 times faster than other weed candy on the market that takes up to an hour to start working! 

How Weed Candy Works

The impacts of weed candy on your system can be thought of in terms of speed and duration. Smoking your marijuana is like a drag race: Its effects are felt almost immediately, but they’re over just as quickly. Cannabis candy is like a NASCAR race: The experience, though still great, takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to get going. In addition, the effects of marijuana candy tend to last quite a bit longer (from 2-6 hours) because the cannabidiol is slowly digested in the stomach. 

Is Weed Candy for You?

The benefits of weed candy are wide-ranging. Individuals suffering from both acute and chronic disorders can find relief inside a marijuana candy. Everything from chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, insomnia, to nausea, muscle inflammation, nervous system disorders, and muscle spasms can benefit from the way marijuana candy is processed into the body. Individuals who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders like Crohn’s Disease are especially benefited by marijuana candy and other edibles. This is because Crohn’s Disease is an autoimmune disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Marijuana candy can deliver cannabinoids directly to the site of the disorder and provide much-needed relief.

As With Any Cannabis Product, Quality Counts

Quality is always a concern when it comes to marijuana. Whether you get your fix by smoking or ingesting, you should at least verify the quality of the product you’re consuming. With weed candy, it’s important to keep a few simple things in mind:

Currently, there is no regulatory agency in place for marijuana candy. What this means is that there is no way to ensure the same commercial food-prep standards that apply elsewhere.This can mean that trace amounts of allergens (gluten, nuts, pet dander, lactose) can find their way into the marijuana candy. For people allergic to these things, it’s worth really investigating your sources, or even learning how to bake your own edibles. 

Similarly, there is no way to determine the quality of the cannabis used in the cannabis candy. Because the cannabis is hidden in the mix, it’s very easy for candy companies to dispose of lesser quality marijuana that can’t be sold for smoking. Buying from a reputable source is key. It’s not always possible, but purchasing a marijuana candy that has been lab-tested for potency and contaminants is preferable. The local dispensary that you’ve frequented for a number of years is a good place to start. If they don’t already sell marijuana candy, they might be able to find a reputable supplier.

Never Tried Weed Candy? 

If you’ve never tried weed candy before, we suggest that you purchase a piece or two from a trusted source and see what you think. If you like the taste and the effects it produces, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re looking for in future purchases. As with every other method of cannabis consumption, the important thing is that you enjoy the ride. 

Quality Candy is Made with Quality Weed

Weed candy can come from any one of the more than 700 existing strains and be of any quality. The best weed candy, however, comes from high-quality, organic buds. 

With a good quality organic strain, you’ll need less candy to experience the same effects. In other words, a little will go a long way. You may have to pay a bit more for weed candy made from a high-quality extract, but you’ll be much happier with how you feel when you use it. So don’t settle for an inferior weed candy. Get some made from the best buds on the planet and experience cannabis and candy the way it was meant to be.

About Anthony Franciosi and Honest Marijuana Company

Anthony Franciosi also known as Ant, is an honest to goodness farmer whose fingers are as green as the organic cannabis he grows. He is the proud founder of Honest Marijuana Co. – an all natural, completely organic marijuana growery in Colorado. The company is a pioneer in the industry, using Earth-friendly recyclable tin cans with pure nitrogen to ensure only the highest level of integrity and quality, launching Honest Blunts, the first organic hemp-wrapped, machine-rolled cannabis blunts as well as inventing the patented Nanobidiol Technology, which reduces non-water-soluble substances like cannabinoids into a nano-size so they can be added to candy, transdermal patches, topical lotions, and other cannabis products for the cleanest, most efficient, and most discreet form of cannabis consumption.

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Plants by Mina Tocalini for 360 Magazine

Astro Hippie

Electro-funk star, multi-instrumentalist, producer and life-long stoner GRiZ, today announced the launch of two premium cannabis lines – the THC focused, Astro Hippie, debuting in Michigan, and the nationally available CBD brand, Telescope.

Astro Hippie is a window into the stoner culture of yesteryear, a top-shelf, tantalizingly potent series of flower strains geared towards experimenters and tokers who want to explore life in maximum color; who want to listen to music that tickles their ears and blows their minds; who want to road trip in a beat up van and crank mixtapes. It’s a love letter to the weed culture GRiZ grew up in, and a deliberate rebuttal to the pristine, faceless, private equity brands that are sprouting up post-legalization.

Growing up in Southfield, Michigan, Grant Kwiecinski aka GRiZ, has been getting blazed long before his music career took off, and he remains an outspoken advocate for cannabis, even as he’s risen from playing small clubs to selling out amphitheaters. Growing up selling pot while waiting tables, he’s known the cannabis industry for decades, and previously dropped a bud collab, GRiZ Kush, back in 2017. That experience taught him a lot, and since then he’s been working to create his own lines that pair his values with exceptional products and an embrace of the DIY stoner culture he has been immersed in for years.

Stalking growers, cultivators and fellow lifers, GRiZ developed Astro Hippie with Pure Options, a long-time cultivator in Michigan. With funky out of this world flavor profiles in mind, Astro-Hippie will be available in three different strains G Funk, Mr. B OG, and Tie Dye Medusa, all tested to guarantee maximum THC levels for lift-off. Inclusivity and energy are key to GRiZ’s mission, and he focused on solely working with partners who have decades’ long roots in cannabis culture like himself.

Astro Hippie will debut in Michigan, where it all started for GRiZ, an homage to his home state, where every year he produces the annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS series, which has raised over $200k for charity in the last two years alone.

As his knowledge of the marijuana plant has grown, so has GRiZ’s understanding and appreciation of its medicinal benefits, which led to the CBD line, Telescope, a range of products which aims to bring wellness into focus. GRiZ is a huge proponent of using cannabis for pain relief, and with Telescope he’s created an exceptionally high quality CBD range that allows users of all types to smoke and benefit from the plant without having to blast off.

Telescope’s CBD hemp flower is offered in three delectable flavors, the sativa dominant hybrid Astronaut Ice Cream, that features complex sweet cherries notes with a strong essence of lime and skunky pine; and the indica dominant hybrid Milky Way, a potent mixture of lavender, cinnamon and orange. Cosmic Candy, the pre-rolled pack offerings, blends flavorsome notes of black pepper and perfectly ripened fruits.

The gourmet gummies are offered in a 10:1 CBD:THC recipe with hemp-derived Delta 9 THC, giving users a euphoric experience delivered with precision. The gummies will initially launch in two bright flavors of Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Sunset Sorbet, with additional flavors added seasonally.

The 1000mg Vibe Check tincture is on the leading edge of CBD tinctures in the marketplace in that it features cannabis derived terpenes. These terpenes not only give it a unique and incredible flavor profile but also help bring out the positive effects of the cannabinoids in a process known as the entourage effect. It is a defined spectrum tincture that includes CBD, CBG, CBC, and THC.

Five Works of Art and Literature Inspired by Marijuana 

Art and literature can transform the world and help us to see things in a different way. There are so many different types that you can choose to work with and all of them add some beauty to the world. When it comes to marijuana and psychedelic drugs, there are some great works of art and literature that are inspired by this plant, allowing us to open up and learn more about it. Some of the best works of art and literature inspired by marijuana include:

Super Plant

This work of art can help open your eyes to this beautiful plant and see it under new eyes. While many people assume that marijuana is all bad, evil even, seeing such a beautiful work of art will be able to help you see more about it and all the delicate and natural beauty that comes with it. 

Marijuana: It’s Just a Plant

This is a work of literature that will help you to explore marijuana and other psychedelic plants in a new light. While this may not be the first thing that parents will reach for when reading a story to their kids at night, it will make it a point that millions of people use pot each day so it is not such a novel idea compared to what we think. This is a reliable source to introduce the idea of marijuana to your kids, where the parents can help them to learn something new, rather than hoping they get it from the news or other sources. 

Bong Hit Station

This is an absurd video that was released in 2013 and can provide all the details that someone new to the world of marijuana would be able to use when they want to get stoned. Sometimes the steps will seem a bit complex and like they do not need to be so bad, but that is part of the humor that many will enjoy with this video. 

California Artist

This simple stone sculpture is almost a type of self-portrait for Robert Arneson. He felt that, as an artist that worked in California, he had to deal with a lot of unfair characterizations that he was not that fond of. With that in mind, he created this sculpture, complete with a hippie look and a pot plant growing with it. 

Bongolier

Created by Bentley Meeker, Bongolier is a light installation that is meant to mix the high and low culture all in one. It is basically a light display that has chandeliers made out of glass bongs that he repurposed for this sculpture. There are also other sculptures that are there to help juxtapose some of the different sources of light that are in there. Some are going to be kind of shady and others are there to show the full spectrum to give something unique. 

The Shifting Perception of Marijuana and Other Psychedelics

The approval of marijuana and psychedelics has been a shifting change in many countries over the years. While there are still a lot of individuals and even governments that are not jumping on board, there is more acceptance for this than there was in the past. With more art and literature being inspired by marijuana each day, we are sure to see this become more widely seen in the future. 

Seeing the Beauty of Marijuana

While there are still some people who worry that marijuana and other similar drugs are all bad and will ruin society, there is so much beauty and joy that comes with this plant and many different benefits that come with it. Thanks to the introduction of many different types of art and literature, more people throughout the world will be able to see some of this beauty too. 

Three Things Movies Get Wrong About Marijuana

Movies are a great way to escape reality and get lost in the lives of characters that we love, and the fact that so many people have been exposed to cannabis through movies has led to an increase in demand for cannabis products which means there are more options available than ever before. Some of your favorite movies portray cannabis consumption using various methods, with joints and water pipes being used most often. Both joints and water pipes are iconic symbols of cannabis culture. In movies, water pipes can be seen as a prop used for smoking, and there are plenty of examples that show how much Hollywood loves these devices. If you love a good water pipe too, you can go to Daily High Club’s website, where you’ll find a great selection of shapes and designs. Today there are a variety of different water pipes you can use and each has its own unique benefits.

But have you ever wondered how accurate movies are when it comes to their representation of marijuana? Do you feel like you have learned all you know about marijuana by watching movies?

Stoner movies can be classified as a separate genre. You can’t expect them to be artsy, but they’re always funny and entertaining. Whether it’s Pineapple Express or Up in Smoke, these films show cannabis consumption as a non-threatening activity.

Unfortunately, these films also manage to get some crucial facts about cannabis wrong. There are so many different myths about cannabis, and hardly any of them are true. If you want to know more about these myths, here are 3 things movies get wrong about marijuana.

Cannabis users are lazy and unemployed

One of the biggest stereotypes that cannabis users face is that they are lazy and unemployed. This is all down to how movies have portrayed stoners in film and how they come across to the audience. While this is what is seen in these movies, most of the time this actually isn’t the case.

The stoner stereotype makes it look like stoners are slow. However, marijuana is known as a depressant which means it slows down the nervous system and brain function. This does not mean that people are lazy or dumb. In fact, this kind of nervous system depressant can be really beneficial to people, especially those who are struggling with anxiety.

This kind of slow down brain function means that people can be more present and appreciate being in the moment. It aids in concentration and even allows for people to see another perspective on issues.

Although this stereotype does ring true about a few people at times, it Is not the case across the board and should not be portrayed this way in movies, as it does give this misconception.

Cannabis users hallucinate

Moving on to the next point, another common misconception about marijuana that is portrayed in movies, is that it makes people hallucinate. Hallucinations are commonly associated with illegal drugs and the idea of stoners. However, marijuana is not one of those drugs that contribute to hallucinations. Movies tend to make it seem like when someone gets high, their whole world goes askew.

While some strains of marijuana are stronger than others, and some contain a higher percentage of THC than others, marijuana doesn’t affect what you see and you won’t get hallucinations from it. Hallucinations are typically caused by different illegal drugs such as magic mushrooms and LSD.

Filmmakers create this idea of how marijuana affects people because it’s what people typically associate with marijuana users. People who have never consumed marijuana will not know this.

Cannabis users can’t get addicted

One thing that a lot of stoner movies seem to get wrong is that they say cannabis users can’t be addicted to weed. This is so far from the truth in reality. Marijuana gives your brain a temporary state of relaxation and boosts its serotonin chemically. Over time if you have continually given your brain this boost, it will become used to it and begin to expect the THC so that you can function as per normal.

This means that marijuana is very addictive. It’s not addictive in the way that you might crave it, but it is addictive in the way that you might experience some withdrawal symptoms that will bring you right back to having a joint.

On the bright side, all of the marijuana withdrawal symptoms are uite manageable and easy to handle, so if you do find yourself addicted, it’s not the end of the world. These side effects include things like restlessness, nausea, irritability, insomnia, and more. You would have a much harder time if you were trying to quit smoking cigarettes or if you were addicted to a much harsher drug.

As one starts to learn more and more about marijuana, even if you don’t consume it yourself, it is very clear to see that movies are just portraying this stereotype to please the audience. There are so many facts that are left out which leave so many questions.

Trends within the cannabis industry 

There is so much happening in the cannabis industry and so many things that attract attention. Cannabis is starting to be legalized across many parts of the world after being an illegal substance for a very long time. The stigma that surrounded cannabis is slowly starting to fade as well and society, in general, is beginning to embrace this herb. Medical marijuana is also something that is starting to become very popular in society and this has contributed towards the growth of the cannabis industry and today about 158.8 million people use marijuana around the world. There are some trends within the cannabis industry that have resulted in the evolution of the industry, such as the sale of dry herb vaporizers at online stores like MagicVaporizers, and these trends, which will be discussed in this article, are fuelling the popularity of marijuana. 

Rise of CBD 

CBD, which is one of the main active ingredients in the cannabis plant, has become increasingly popular. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce any psychoactive effects, instead, it provides users with many health benefits. Researchers and medical professionals are intrigued by CBD and new information about the chemical is constantly being released. A few of the health benefits of CBD include:

  • Pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • Anxiety relief
  • Anti-depressant 
  • Induces sleep 
  • Increases appetite

It is legal to buy CBD products in the United States and many other places around the world making CBD legal. There are many benefits that you get from CBD including the many health benefits without the psychoactive high. 

Cannabis tourism 

Ask anyone 50 or even 20 years ago and they would tell you that they would never predict that cannabis tourism would become a trend in society. Cannabis tourism allows individuals to embark on tours while consuming cannabis. The tours provide people with the opportunity to enjoy leisure time while enjoying a nice high and they are very popular. An example of cannabis tourism is the Tweed Visitor Centre located in Smiths Falls where you can take a tour of real grow rooms and you can even watch them make chocolate edibles. You can attend a cannabis café, a tour, a festival, or even take a ride on a tour bus while smoking a lovely strain. The fact that this is even a thing shows just how much society is embracing cannabis and how popular it is. These tours are great for the cannabis industry as well as for the economy.

Edibles and beverages

Edibles and beverages are consumables that are infused with cannabis. During the cooking or brewing process, cannabis is added and this allows it to infuse into the product so that when it is consumed, you feel the effects of the substance. This is one of the easiest ways to consume cannabis and people love it because the high is more potent and it lasts much longer than when you consume through other methods such as smoking for example. The benefit of consuming marijuana this way is the reduced health risk and you can infuse any edible or beverage with cannabis including ice cream, brownies, tea, and beer.

Topicals 

Topicals are another popular cannabis trend and it is when lotions, creams, oils, or balms are infused with cannabis. To consume this way, you simply apply the topical onto your skin and wait for the effects. People consume cannabis this way because it does not produce a psychoactive high and when topicals are applied to your muscles or joints, it relieves pain and stiffness. This method of consumption is very popular amongst athletes. An example of a topical is CBD-infused coconut oil that you can apply to your skin.

Terp sauce 

Terp sauce is not widely known however it is trending within the cannabis industry. It is a marijuana extract that consists of more than 50% terpenes which is a very fragrant oil that is found in different plants, including the cannabis plant and terpenes are responsible for the plant smell and unique taste. Terp sauce also contains cannabinoids as well as other compounds. You can consume terp sauce by dabbing it or simply adding it to your vaporizer, bong, pipe, or joint. People consume marijuana this way because it is very potent and the benefits are that it is good for relaxation and mood elevation. 

Cannabis illustration by Rita Azar for use by 360 magazine

Best CBD Gummies For Anxiety

Best CBD Gummies For Anxiety: Top Brands In 2021

Anxiety is a major issue in society affecting the various calibers of individuals without being bias. Most persons neglect it alongside other mental illnesses. However, this has led to the search for other non-conventional forms of therapy because the normal medications sometimes carry undesirable side effects. More so, the inconveniences associated with the normal diagnosis and management are very disheartening. This is where CBD products come in, they are relatively new in the market but have immediately become a go-to option for issues like sleep disorders, pains, anxiety, inflammation, arthritis, and many others. The different CBD products all have a unique function to help you live a better and more appreciable life. Hence, this article is about the best CBD Gummies for anxiety currently in the market, the top brands, and all you need to know before you buy these products.

Top 5 CBD Gummies Brands for Anxiety

Our Consideration for Choosing The Best CBD Gummies for Anxiety

It is quite evident that many brands are pitching the same product for the treatment of anxiety. Given that development, we came up with some criteria that enabled us to select the top five brands that provide CBD Gummies for anxiety. It is interesting to note that this selection was purely objective and not intentionally in favor of any specific brands. The criteria for selection are as follows:

Hemp source

It is expedient that when you want to buy CBD Gummies, whether, in person or online, you check for any information on the hemp plant that they used. This is because many brands are using poorly grown and adulterated versions of the plant, which may end up giving you poor-quality products with unverified constituents. The brands selected in this article are well-known brands that use the right plant.

Third-party lab reports

Any legitimate brand is not usually afraid of third-party testing since they have a genuine product. Thus, testing a product using an independent laboratory is a crucial step for selecting a brand for the Best CBD Gummies for anxiety. The result of the third-party testing should be consistent with those on the brand’s site.

Quality of the ingredient

We made sure to pick only brands with the best quality ingredients. Almost all the brands out there will promise you that they have the best compositions, but only a few meet up the task. We have chosen brands with the highest concentrations of CBD, lowest of concentration (and of course standard proof concentration) of THC. As well as small amounts of preservatives and other secondary ingredients that will give the product a nice taste and flavoring, but do not reduce the effect of the main ingredient.

Strength of the product

Since it is from a high-quality hemp plant and the best materials available, it is a no-brainer that these products would perform their functions to the fullest. Have in mind that these companies received vetting so their products are the best when it comes to CBD Gummies used for anxiety treatment or management.

Brand transparency

The brands we have selected make use of the right materials and so they got nothing to hide. More so, their customer reviews will also confirm what we have said about them. We made sure that each of the brands we picked had a high trust rating. So, you have nothing to fear. You just sit back and look through them all, and then pick any that feels just right for you.

5 Best CBD Gummies for Anxiety Available in 2021

1. Fab CBD Chews: Best Overall

Fab CBD is a relatively new company founded in 2017 in Colorado. They deal with various forms of nutritional products, health products, topical skin care products, and pet products. Their goal is to offer medical assistance to people in a more convenient manner. Their farmers grow hemp, the key ingredients for sourcing CBD for the edible products, without using chemicals and pesticides. Every time, this company channels its profits to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as a way of giving back to society.

Hemp source

As a matter of principle, they get all their products from their farms in Colorado. They also extract CBD and other components of the plant using a unique non-toxic extraction method that separates the CBD, terpenes, and flavonoids from the rest of the plant. Mind you, they grow their products in areas where hemp farming is legal.

Lab results

With series of in-house lab tests and third-party tests conducted, this firm is always bringing quality, fully tested products that are safe to use to the market. They use Proverde laboratories to test their products.

Ingredients

Fab CBD has completely organic ingredients which are all high-quality versions of themselves. They keep all ingredients in favorable conditions before and after use, and mixing proportions of the various ingredients are of the accepted standard.

Strength

Fab directs a significant amount of mental and physical efforts toward their production and, hence, obtain an output that is the gold standard in every factor of comparison.

Brand reputation

Many official and popular sites have endorsed Fab CBD as a trusted brand for CBD products, especially CBD Gummies. This is because it offers one of the highest quality CBD products in the market. It is popular for carrying out third-party lab testing, of which the results are always very impressive. They have wonderful customer service and have been rated five stars by hundreds of customers.

Price to performance

Fab CBD Chews comes at affordable prices and also offers nice discounts when purchased in large quantities. They offer a 30-day guarantee on their products and shipping charges are gotten based on the weight and height of the products. They only ship within the United States but offer free shipping for orders that are more than US$99.

Verdict

From the information detailed above, Fab CBD has its head straight on giving customers the best CBD Gummies for anxiety. So, if you are interested in buying some CBD Gummies. Fab is a good place to start.

2. Joy Organics Gummies – Best Lab Testing

Someone who knows and had experienced the naturally occurring beneficial effects of CBD and wants to share with anyone she comes in contact with established this brand in 2018. After CBD products changed her life, she decided to enter the industry only to find that getting these products in their high-quality form has been very difficult for customers. The main goal of Joy Organics is to produce standard CBD products and then make these products available for everyone at a much-subsidized rate.

Hemp source

According to Joy Organics, hemp plants are not equal and, as such, their CBD compositions are not the same. Being a member of the United States Hemp Roundtable, Joy Organics prepare their products with only the best hemp plant available. This is not just because they want to satisfy their customers, but also because they want to set an exemplary standard for other brands to follow.

Lab results

Joy Organics partners with only the best in the industry. The farmers and the extractors all have quality experience and training, and then, there is the state of the start labs that test all their products to confirm how genuine they are. They have well-documented lab results with each product’s lot number. With this lot number, you access the lab result of your product online anytime. Again, they also make use of third-party lab testing at ISO-certified labs, just to be sure that their products meet the standard mark.

Ingredients

The main ingredient for CBD gummies is the hemp plant, with other secondary ingredients for taste and coloring. Joy Organics tries to make the gummies as THC-free as possible and has sometimes gotten to 0.0% THC presence.

Strength

Joy organics have a high level of sustainability which does not only end in growing, formulating, and bottling, but also in shipping and other aspects of branding.

Brand reputation

Since they belong in the United States Hemp Roundtable, they know them nationwide to deliver outstanding CBD Gummies that work very effectively. Also, they assist their customers in searching for products and quantities that would be suitable for what they have in mind.

Price to performance

Joy organics has numerous content sizes to offer such as the 10mg container, which has a total of 30 gummies and comes in several flavors like the strawberry and green apple flavors. These Premium CBD gummies help in taking the edge off, unwinding without losing focus, it also tackles stress.

Verdict

If you are a newbie in the CBD Gummies for anxiety industry, either as a retailer or a consumer, then you should consider starting with a reliable brand like Joy Organics Gummies. 

3. Premium Jane – Best Formulators

Premium Jane is one of the top CBD brands in the market. That is to say, they are among the brands that are giving CBD products the good name they have been getting recently. They are keen on making sure that all who come in contact with it feel the natural benefits of CBD products such as CBD gummies and CBD oil.

Hemp source

Their CBD comes from hemp plants grown in Kentucky, in the United States. There are different qualities of hemp, and this means that different qualities of CBD exist. Premium Jane makes their CBD Gummies with the highest quality hemp available.

Lab results

In-house lab results and third-party lab results are correlating with each other and are also of the standard values. All products of Premium Jane have been tested and certified by ISO professionals to be completely safe to use with modifications aimed at reducing the side effects that come along with the intake of hemp products.

Ingredients

As with other CBD Gummies for anxiety, Premium Jane is made with CBD also known as cannabidiol, which is one of the derivatives of the hemp plant alongside other flavoring substances like strawberry, mango berry, lime, etc. During the extraction, they usually remove some unwanted derivatives of the plant-like THC, known to cause side effects. They do this so that you will enjoy all the benefits without the repercussions. Also, the gummies do not contain any solvents, pesticides, or bad chemicals.

Strength

As stated earlier, the Premium Jane brand concentrates on making better versions of CBD Gummies for anxiety so users can relax while on the go. They derive pleasure from the knowledge that you are fully satisfied with what you get from your previous order.

Brand reputation

Most of their customers always write back to affirm the quality and benefits of their CBD products.

Price to performance

Premium Jane has many flavors under CBD gummies for anxiety. Some of these products include:

  • 750mg CBD Gummies (25mg CBD per Gummy), which goes for about $55.00
  • 1500mg Strawberry CBD Gummies (25mg CBD per Gummy), which goes for about $90.00
  • 1500mg Lime CBD Gummies (25mg CBD per Gummy), which also goes for about $90.00
  • 1500mg Mango Berry CBD Gummies (25mg CBD per Gummy).

Verdict

For Premium Jane to be in our Top 5 list, it means that they have done exceedingly well based on the criteria we listed above and, as such, we can recommend that you try their products and see if they soothe you.

4. PlusCBD – Best Broad Spectrum

PlusCBD is a wellness company to improve the health of everyone on the planet, with the use of medicinal plants like CBD. Being among one the first CBD brands across the country, they are basically in charge of making sure that the benefits of CBD are known all over the planet. They have the widest production selection available and belong to several trade organizations where they receive the most recent updates from the international market.

Hemp source

The Hemp plant that Plus CBD uses to make PlusCBD Gummies for anxiety is from natural planting in the presence of natural sunlight soil and water. Their hemp contains other smaller terpenes and cannabinoids which contribute to the health benefits it provides in general. Hemp also contains other substances such as fatty acids that usually stimulate the body to produce its endocannabinoids.

Lab results

All the results obtained from the lab are third-party tested while a Certified ISO quality assurance agency also tests the product quality and packaging. Again, they have their quality assurance and quality control firm that does the internal clearance before they send them to the independent labs. They also carry out clinical testing to improve the efficacy of the products.

Ingredients

It contains the main ingredient which is cannabidiol. It also contains other beneficial lower quantity derivatives of the hemp plant in addition to the flavoring agents and taste agents. Generally, their products derive from non-GMO plants raised from EU-certified hemp seeds, no gluten, and artificial sweeteners like organic tapioca syrup, organic cane sugar, organic seaweed extract, and citric acid.

Strength

PlusCBD helps in masking the awkward feeling of taking the normal hemp derivative, by making use of organic sweeteners and flavors. They have a strong testing and quality assurance facility, as well as endowed market and product educators that give you first-hand and most recent information.

Brand reputation

As one of the first CBD companies, they have a reputation of maintenance because those who are new to CBD products may use them alone as the yardstick to judge every other CBD brand and as such, failure to meet the expectation will be defaming the rising CBD name.

Price to performance

The different products have their different prices and secondary specific functions.

The PlusCBD Sleep gummies are available for $29.99 and help in circadian rhythm control, sleeplessness, and other disorders. It comes with CBD, magnolia bark extract, and lemon balm.

The PlusCBD Calm Gummies also go for the same price but have their direction towards easing tension, soothe irritability, and contribute to a greater sense of contentment. Its secondary ingredients include L-Theanine, a compound found in green tea, and another called 5-HTP, a precursor of serotonin.

Verdict

Before the fake brands and firms came along, PlusCBD gave and is still giving customers a chance at easily obtaining top-quality CBD gummies which sort anxiety and other disorders. We have chosen them because their data checks out, you should choose them too.

5. cbdMD – Most Popular

cbdMD, as with other brands of popular CBDs, is vested solely in making sure that the world comes to know about CBD and its numerous benefits. They create awareness and educate the society of the positive effects of CBD, and then further make CBD products easily accessible to all who need them. They provide options for individuals that want to be different through experiencing the good effects of CBD.

Hemp source

The CBD of cbdMD comes from a high-quality hemp plant, from which other beneficial constituents derive.

Lab results

Lab results from cbdMD indicate no traces of THC in all their products. This is good news because you get all of the benefits without any of the adverse effects. Again, they use a standardized formula that enables them to get a constant high level of CBD and terpenes during the extraction. Then, they go ahead to blend them, in a manner that would potentiate its effects. They use certified NSF labs for manufacturing and production, and then the results of each finished batch are posted online.

Ingredients

According to them, their products usually come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee because they try to make each of the products the main function with the extra added advantage.

Strength

Their strength includes industrial innovation, great customer services, selection of highest quality products, as well as educating the public on all issues about CBD.

Brand reputation

They are popular for double-checking and triple-checking all details of a product before its release to the world. cbdMD tries to be as transparent as possible, showing everyone what is being done at every step in their production. It is due to this that they listed them on New York Stock Exchange.

Price to performance

cbdMD offers free shipping on all domestic orders. They can also ship products to military bases and United States territories. If you make use of FedEx, then they can ship to the FedEx pick-up location closest to you.

Some CBD Gummies products offered by cbdMD include the 300mg-30 Count CBD Gummies, which contain 10mg CDB per gummy and goes for about $29.99. There is also the 750mg-30 count CBD Gummies having 25mg CBD in each content and sold for about $59.99. Other concentrations and products are also available.

Verdict

Well, if you want to look at cbdMD from an objective point of view, you find that you are in a safe place that gives you premium quality CBD products, and that is why they are on our list of top 5 brands for the best CBD gummies for anxiety in 2021.

What Really Is Anxiety All About?

Anxiety disorder is the most common mental issue in the United States, affecting more than 40 million people that are 18 or older. It is normal to feel anxious, but when it begins to disrupt your normal activities and functioning, it becomes an issue. Another difficulty associated with anxiety is seeking help. Many persons that are having anxiety and its disorder do not like going for the proper treatment and this, sometimes, maybe due to discrimination and things alike. A combination of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and medication may be effective in the management of anxiety. However, close observations show that lots of persons used CBD products to relieve their anxiety symptoms. Well, if you are using it, why not enjoy it. This is where CBD Gummies come in. You enjoy yourself while relieving your anxiety symptoms.

Key Facts that Make CBD Gummies Exceptionally Good for Anxiety Relief

CBD Gummies and all other CBD products come from the hemp plant and, as such, possess some level of relaxation and anti-anxiety properties. They perform this function through the regulation of the endocannabinoid system (EDS), which is a vital system as it aids in the control of the central nervous system, hormones, inflammatory responses, reproductive functions, to mention but a few. Also, CBD Gummies helps with anxiety attacks by lowering its magnitute, which it does by reducing the normal stress levels to the barest minimum. Again, unlike many other products where you need to take for months before feeling the effect, CBD Gummies have a relatively quick response time.

CBD Gummies, which is short form Cannabidiol Gummies, come from their parent plant – Cannabis sativa also known as the Hemp plant. To clarify, CBD is completely safe to use and does not cause any change to your personality and mental state. Despite what you may have heard about the plant being psychoactive, experts have revealed that the cause of the abnormal reaction is from a different constituent of the hemp plant entirely, a substance known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Many studies have attributed the individual psychoactive changes to be due to the THC and, therefore, most CBD products are THC free or just contain a very minute amount of it.

According to research conducted in the past, CBD works well in the treatment and management of different forms of pain and discomfort. However, some of the current studies focus on finding out the complete mechanism of action by which CBD plays its fantastic role and if this effect can be beneficial to other body systems.

Before now, you may have heard of gummies that are like sweet and edible candy seen everywhere and every day. CBD Gummies are gummies with known concentrations of CBD (Cannabidiol) and known derivatives of the hemp plant. CBD is incorporated into gummies to enable you to enjoy the benefits associated with CBD, and at the same time, the sweetness of a candy. They describe it as the perfect calming candy to help you through any form of stress and anxiety.

Here’s What Science Has to Say

It is no longer news that the hemp plant has many properties ranging from relaxing to pain amelioration. CBD is simply one of the compounds that are responsible for these effects. They extracted CBDs from the parent plant and made them into forms that are more appreciating to the eye and more edible, while still conveying the original effects of the hemp plant.

How To Take CBD Gummies for Anxiety

Due to variations in the individual body systems, the amount of CBD Gummies consumed also varies from one person to another. The normal advice, especially for a new user, is to start low, maybe with a 10mg gummy, and then check how you feel afterward (both the benefits and the discomfort). Then, you can decide to up the concentration or increase the frequency of the previous concentration. Basically, you increase the number until you attain your desired effects. The effects of a single gummy usually last for about 6 to 8 hours so you can factor that into your criteria for choosing a dose. Although, how it lasts usually depends on the consumer’s metabolism, strength, etc.

Key Health Benefits of CBD

CBD is hailed as a miracle cure because it has numerous benefits which range from physical, to emotional and then psychological. The good thing about CBD is that it makes the effect last longer, that seems wonderful, doesn’t it. The benefits of CBD include:

Side Effects

Basically, CBD Gummies is a safe product since it rarely causes a reaction. However, it is possible to encounter some minor side effects like gastrointestinal problems and drowsiness after taking it, but, as stated earlier, the chances of encountering these effects are very slim. Again, it is possible to react to the secondary ingredients of CBD gummies like the sugar, color, and flavors normally used to improve the taste and appearance of the gummies. If you encounter any severe symptoms, it is advisable to seek medical assistance. 

The Legality of CBD Gummies

CBD Gummies are as legal as any other CBD product. That is to say, CBD gummies are very legal. Since they are all derivatives of the hemp plant (which is also legal according to the 2018 Farm Bill). However, it is only legal if it contains 0.3% or less as its THC concentration by dry weight. Again, the law guiding CBD is a federal law, so you have to check your state for any state-placed prohibition or ban. Remember, the law is not in favor of any CBD product having more than 0.3% of THC, which means if you purchase them, you do that at your own risk. 

Here’s How to Order CBD Gummies

All the brands for CBD Gummies listed in this article have an online platform where you can order CBD Gummies for anxiety from the comfort of your house. Do not hesitate to order the product now. If you have any reservations, you can contact the market and product educators to give you additional information.

Final Thoughts

Lets’ say you need something to help you manage pain and anxiety and you don’t want to use the conventional medications since they also have their side effects and irregularities, CBD gummies are always at your disposal. Although there are diverse brands of CBD Gummies for anxiety in the market, we have selected the Best 5 CBD Gummies brands that are likely to give you what you want and more. You can start from our best overall and work your way down till you get to the exact brand and concentration that gives you the best results.

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BEST CBD DOG TREATS

Best CBD Dog Treats: Top Brands In 2021

All dog owners want their pets to be happy and healthy, but the reality is that many dogs, like humans, experience anxiety and stress. It’s easy for our furry friends to become overwhelmed, whether it’s due to the sound of fireworks, living on a busy road, or a trip to the veterinarian. It is, however, necessary for all dogs’ parents to know how to curb or reduce this. So, after seeing how well CBD works for humans, it’s really obvious to start treating your pet dog with some of the best CBD Dog treats available to purchase.

Anxiety and stress can significantly impact a dog’s well-being and lead to various undesirable behaviours, including chewing, barking, and aggression. Thankfully, CBD products are a terrific answer for helping your dog adapt to anxiety and stress and live the best possible life, in addition to many other health benefits. 

We’ve compiled a list of the finest CBD products for dogs, making it simple to choose what’s suitable for your dog. Find out how to select the best CBD dog treats and how to make perfect use of them in this piece.

Top 5 CBD Brands for Dog Treats

Things We Considered When Selecting The Best CBD Dog Treats

It’s challenging to sift among the numerous CBD dog treats and products accessible on the internet. But don’t worry, we’ve taken care of it. We selected the best dog treats available for your pup based on the parameters listed below. The products we found jumped out at us and kept our attention because of their proven results and high-quality components. When we put the list together, these are the top factors we kept in mind:

  • CBD source
  • Strength
  • Price
  • Effectiveness
  • Our Rating System

These factors will give you enough information on what’s best for your dog. That said, here’s our top pick

5 Best CBD Dog Treats for Your Furry Friend

#1 Fab CBD’s Crunch Dog Treats: Best Overall

FAB’s Calm & Cool CBD Dog Treats come with all-natural ingredients and contain no corn, soy, wheat, or dairy, which can cause problems for dogs. FAB’s products are from the highest quality organic hemp harvested and cultivated in Colorado. 

Source 

Fab CBD’s Calm & Cool CBD Dog Treats contain a broad-spectrum hemp oil extract sourced from USA made hemp. Broad-spectrum oils contain all medicinal cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients found in full-spectrum oils. Still, they don’t contain THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, 

Strength

Each treat is high in terpenes and cannabinoids, which serve to improve your dog’s health and well-being. Each Calm & Cool CBD Dog Treat contains 3 milligrams of CBD.

Price

FAB’s high-quality items are very reasonably priced at $34. Regardless matter which product you choose, you can rest assured that FAB uses only the highest-quality, natural ingredients. FAB also holds special deals and offers coupon codes for discounts on products.

Effectiveness

Fab’s dog treats are produced with broad-spectrum hemp oil, ensuring that your dog receives all of the health advantages of CBD while avoiding the psychoactive effects of THC. FAB’s treats are safe, effective, and a perfect addition to your dog’s diet because they contain so many excellent holistic components, as well as health-boosting CBD.

#2 Honest Paws Dog Treats: Most flavour 

Honest Paws developed a product that you can use as a dog snack regularly. The bites are available in three flavors: Tasty Turmeric for pain treatment, Creamy Coconut for overall wellness, and Roasted Peanut Butter for relaxation. In addition, honest Paws Bites has eggs, organic oats, CBD, organic coconut, and organic barley, among other ingredients.

Honest Paws CBD dog treats come in various flavors and produced with organic, full-spectrum hemp oil and other natural ingredients. They offer tasty soft chews in addition to their larger, crunchy dog treats for smaller dogs and dogs with dental issues. 

Source

Honest Paws only uses hemp that has been grown in Colorado. All of the brand’s products are from the highest-quality organic, full-spectrum CBD available. An impartial third-party lab then tests each product.

Strength

Every one of the bites has 5mg of CBD in them and is produced from human-grade ingredients. Therefore, the product scores high for effectiveness.

Price

Their products are affordable. Their price starts from $24.95 to $39.95 depending on the product types. Customers can also sign up for a subscription and are then eligible to receive a discount.  

Effectiveness

Honest Paws has various CBD products for dogs, whether you’re seeking a natural treatment for anxiety, mobility issues, or general wellness. They use high-quality CBD extracted from organic, full-spectrum hemp oil with shallow THC levels in their formulas. All of our products have been lab-tested for safety and efficacy and come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

#3 Joy Organics Dog Treats: Best THC Free

These treats have a robust beef flavor that your dog will like. They’re also simple to stomach, so Fido gets the same quick absorption and effects as humans with other Joy Organics CBD products. These goodies, on the other hand, were created with your dog in mind. 

Source

Joy Organics goodies are from high-quality CBD and other ingredients, which are all THC-free.

Strength

Their dog treats come in 2mg per treats. With 30 counts in container total of 60mg CBD is offered

Price

The CBD chews from joy organics comes at a very affordable price of $34.95 per containers. If you subscribe, they offer 30% off over that

Effectiveness

Joy Organics, like discerning dog owners, recognizes the importance of high-quality natural ingredients. Whether it is their chewy sweets or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil,  all come from the most significant ingredients nature has to offer. They prepare their tasty snacks with water-soluble CBD powder and other natural components for enhanced effectiveness and reliability

#4 Medterra CBD Dog Treats: Best Soft Chews

Your dog will be unable to resist the allure of these tasty, chewy snacks. Medterra soft chews come in two delicious flavors: beef and peanut butter, and each mouthful contain 10mg CBD. 

The U.S. Hemp Authority has recognized Medterra CBD as grown and extracted in the United States. All of the products have been lab-tested for safety and contain no THC. 

Source

The source of hemp that Medterra uses for their products is Us hemp authority certified. They are organic and pesticides free.

Strength

The CBD treats from Medterra comes in 300mg of CBD per bag of CBD Dog treats. Each of the packages contains 30 counts of CBD treats

Price

The pet joint support from Medterra will cost you $34.99 and the Calming Chews will cost you $29.66

Effectiveness

Medterra CBD dog treats are solvent and cruelty-free. It is also very potent. You can choose from two delicious tastes and have peace of mind knowing you’re providing the best for your dog with Medterra. These soft chews are jam-packed with flavor and really effective for your dog. 

#5 cbdMD Soft Chews: Best Variety

Their CBD soft chews have the best interests of your four-legged companions in mind. All their pet products start with the same formula as their human products and are tested and verified. 

Their goal has been to develop their unique Superior Broad Spectrum in easy-to-eat soft chew bites and give you peace of mind.

Source

They got their premium, high-quality CBD herp from the United States, and they add precise quantities of extra cannabinoids and additional terpenes

Strength

The CBD treats from cbdMD comes in 150, 300 and 600mg strengths. Each of the packages contains 30 counts of CBD treats

Price

Their dog treats are budget-friendly and highly affordable. Price starts from $24.99 to $64.99 according to the product strength    

Effectiveness

Their products have the infusion of the premium broad-spectrum CBD type. As such, it makes the molecules’ structures work effectively together to strengthen the already potent CBD. cbdMD focuses on providing you with reliable and well-researched information for each of your dog needs. They make sure you choose the right product for your dog according to its needs. And while CBD is excellent for wellness, depending on the strengths some are better for your pet than others. 

What’s CBD for Dogs?

If you’ve experienced the tremendous benefits of CBD for yourself, you might be wondering if your pet family member can benefit as well. The good news is that CBD oil, when given at the correct dose, can help your dog’s health and well-being. 

It’s no surprise that there is an expanding number of pet-friendly CBD alternatives as the demand for CBD products grows. Of course, your pet’s specific requirements take preeminence when making these products. While traditional treatments like capsules and tinctures are available, CBD dog treats are by far the most fantastic option!

Kalmbach Media Co 2021 considers CBD the best realistic option to support your fur’s friend’s health for years to come. CBD and other cannabinoids interact with the nerve receptors of vertebral animals, including humans and dogs, when eaten. 

Dogs, like people, suffer from anxiety, pain, inflammation, hunger disorders, and sleep problems. As a result, CBD treats may be able to provide the same health-promoting effects as people can.s

How to Administer CBD to Your Dogs

You might have considered using CBD for your dog but aren’t sure how to administer it to him? Unfortunately, because it’s an oil rather than a tablet, chewable, or pill, you can’t just wrap it in cheese and feed it to your dog. Fortunately, administering CBD oil to your dog is less complicated than you would think. The top four ways to provide CBD oil to a dog are listed below.

  1. Treats 

According to LA-Weekly, treats are the most fun and effective way to get your dog to take natural medicine for his health. So yes, you can easily give CBD oil to your pet as a regular treat. Because treats encourage good behaviour, your dog is an excellent method to identify CBD with something positive. They also contribute to the strengthening of your bond with your dog. The majority of dog treats come in the form of cookies and biscuits. 

Because of their dry nature, they are good options for absorbing cannabidiol oil. You must place the needed drops on the treat to administer CBD to your dog in the form of treats. Allow for absorption to take place for a few minutes.

Many dog owners who want to provide their canine companions with CBD benefits for dogs give them CBD in dog treats. Porous dog treats absorb the CBD oil better than flat or spherical dog treats; thus, this is the ideal option. Once you’ve determined the proper CBD dosage, apply it to the dog treat and allow it to soak in. To make the operation more straightforward, you can use a dropper. 

You may also buy CBD-infused pet treats baked into the goodies. The advantage of doing so is that you won’t have to spend time determining the proper CBD dosage yourself! This way of administering CBD will be our main focus in this article.

  1. Combine it with a sweet substance

Because adding enough CBD oil to the top of a treat can be challenging, mixing it with something nice like peanut butter (as long as it doesn’t contain xylitol, a sweetener that is poisonous to dogs) may be a better option. Then, simply combine the proper quantity of CBD with the pleasant material and feed it to your dog as you normally would, whether from a spoon or encased in a treat to keep them occupied.

  1. Combine it with their meals

This method works best with wet food, and you may need to start small and gradually increase the dose to give your dog time to adjust to the new flavour. Pour the oil into your dog’s food, stir it in, and let it sit for a few minutes before giving them as usual.

  1. Direct Oral Application 

You can also directly apply CBD oil to your dog’s mouth or use a dropper to deliver the CBD into your pet’s mouth. Stick with this strategy if your dog tolerates it. Just remember to be gentle with your dog and avoid gagging or over squeezing their mouth. Also, as a reward for good behaviour, offer your furry friend a treat right after!

Substances in CBD treats 

There are many ways you can prepare your CBD to treat your dogs. As a result, you will be sure of what your dog is taking in. The recipe is easy, making it more beneficial for your dog. So, you can make CBD dog treats from the following

  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 Peanut butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup Baking soda
  • 1 Cup of coconut oil
  • Full Spectrum CBD Oil Extract

Guidelines to Follow If You Want to Prepare Dog Treats

  1. Make sure you use all-natural ingredients with no artificial flavour or chemicals.
  2. Always avoid xylotin as it is hazardous for your dog’s health 
  3. Turn your oven on and put it on 360 degrees Fahrenheit
  4. Mix the peanut butter, coconut oil, and apple sauce thoroughly 
  5. After mixing, add the baking powder and flour as you stir constantly
  6. Mix all the ingredients apart from CBD until you get a dough-like substance
  7. At this point, you can either make small balls with your dough and make them cookies or use a cookie cutter to cut it into shape.
  8. Put the cookies in the oven for 15 minutes and check to avoid burning
  9. After 15 minutes, remove it and let it cool. Then, you can add your CBD (you can put a drop or two besting your vet’s prescription) on each cookie and let it absorb before giving your dog.

Are CBD Treats Better Than CBD Oil

Yes, this is because of the lovely way you administer them and the quick way it works. Dog treats are an excellent method to give your pet hemp medication without making them feel like they’re getting a supplement. Simply helpful hints, and you’ll be fine. And it would help if you used our calculator to determine a broad dosage range appropriate for your pet. 

Remember that because treats are one size fits all by default, your dosage will be approximate. It’s perfectly acceptable if you give them more than they require. You may notice some exhaustion and a speedier depletion of your pocketbook, but that’s about it. And finally. Many professionals suggest that though it’s a matter of preference. But If you have trouble measuring and administering liquid CBD, treats may be a more accessible alternative.

Benefits Of CBD Treats for Your Dogs

CBD is beneficial in treating epilepsy, anxiety, irritable bowel disease (IBD), and chronic pain in humans. However, just a few trustworthy research on the effects of CBD in dogs is available. 

In a 2018 study, researchers looked into the safety, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pain characteristics of CBD oil in dogs with osteoarthritis. The researchers gave the dogs doses of 2 or 8 milligrams (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight.

According to two veterinary resources, the canine brief pain inventory and the Hudson activity scale, eighty per cent of the dogs improved their pain and mobility. It’s worth noting, though, that this study was funded by a CBD manufacturer so that you could skew the results. 

However, in both the CBD and placebo groups, an equal number of dogs responded to therapy and showed a decrease in seizure activity. Therefore, before drawing any firm conclusions, kindly go through more tests. 

How Much CBD Should I Give My Dog?

Following Dmagazine.com, The most remarkable advice we can provide you is to start small and gradually work your way up to the manufacturer’s dose recommendations for their unique items. Companies that make their high-quality CBD products usually provide precise instructions on how to use their goods. However, not everyone does, so knowing how to determine ideal CBD levels can be helpful.

Here is how to calculate a safe and effective dosage for your pet if you’re using CBD oil for medicinal purposes, such as treating arthritis pain or easing seizures. To begin, determine how many milligrams (mg) of CBD your dog should receive based on his weight. A good rule of thumb is 0.2 milligrams of CBD per pound of body weight. For example, you’ll feed your dog 5mg of CBD if he weighs 25 pounds. 

Then, based on how many milligrams (mg) of CBD are in each milliliter (ml) of oil, you must calculate how much oil you should give your dog. The strength of the formula you’re employing determines this. So, for a 25-pound pet who requires 5mg of CBD, you would administer 2ml of the 75mg formula, 1ml of the 150mg formula, and 0.5ml of the 300mg formula. Due to the difficulties of giving 0.25ml with the oral syringe most businesses supply, we do not advocate using the 600mg formula on small pets.

Side Effects of CBD Dog Treats

CBD has a few adverse effects, much like any other prescription or natural substance. Although there are some adverse effects, they are minor and infrequent. Vomiting, nausea, lethargy or sleepiness, loss of balance, and excessive panting are adverse effects. 

If your pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian to schedule an appointment. These symptoms usually appear after a pet has been given too much CBD and has developed toxicity. 

Dry Mouth – CBD has been demonstrated in studies to reduce your dog’s saliva output. If you notice your dog drinking a lot of water while on CBD, you should consult your veterinarian. 

Low Blood Pressure – High dosages of CBD might induce a temporary reduction in blood pressure. Keep in mind that if your dog’s blood pressure drops, they may become light-headed.

Sleepiness – Most dog owners give CBD to their pets to help them cope with anxiety. Because CBD has calming effects, it can occasionally cause mild drowsiness, especially in higher doses. 

CBD Legality

CBD research being in its early stage, has not been entirely accepted. Because both the chemical and the cultivation of the plants from which it comes have long been illegal in the United States, CBD research is still in its infancy. 

And, despite all the cookies for sale, CBD appears to be unlawful unless approved by the FDA. As part of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, hemp farming was made legal countrywide in December. However, the FDA issued a statement clarifying the agency’s position on CBD’s legality:

In summary, the FDA does not distinguish between CBD produced from cannabis and CBD derived from hemp and considered both to be prohibited for the time being—especially as a potentially dangerous food ingredient. Although CBD isn’t harmful to healthy people, it might influence how the body metabolizes certain medications, leading to overdosing in some situations.

Sales Laws and Regulations 

In most states, selling dog treats necessitates the acquisition of a business license. In addition, some states restrict online dog treat sales, and no single organization may grant you blanket permission to sell in all states. Sales at your local farmers’ market are also subject to a set of regulations, which vary by state, so check your state legislation for the most up-to-date information.

However, CBD extracted from industrial hemp plants containing less than 0.3 per cent THC is permitted in the United States under the Agricultural Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill. It would be best if you verified with your state because they may have their limits.

Finally, the FDA requires that pet food sold in the U.S. be “pure and wholesome, contain no harmful or deleterious substances, and be truthfully labelled.”

Do You Need Your Veterinarian’s Permission?

Yes, this is because your vet knows about your pet’s previous health issues. Doing so will make them understand the best way to administer and the correct quantity too. In addition, many well-meaning folks might advise you when it comes to your dogs’ health. People like strangers, neighbors, friends, or family members offer treats to your dog without your permission. They might be sincere and pleasant individuals, and we’re all aware of the destination of the path paved with good intentions. 

But what could go wrong? To begin with, you have no idea what kind of treat they’re offering. Is this a high-quality treat or one of those foreign chicken jerky treats connected to Fanconi Syndrome and kidney failure in dogs? Does the individual who feeds treats to another person’s dog without asking permission realize that some dog treats are traceable to illness and death? So, to be on the safer side, ignore people’s advice and ask for your vet’s permission first.

Conclusion

Whether your dog is suffering from symptoms or you are searching for a supplement to maintain good health. The CBD treats and tips listed above are excellent choices. It might be challenging to choose a reliable product, but we hope we have assisted you in making a more educated decision.

Illustration by Alex Bogdan for use for 360 Magazine

How Pop Culture affects the Marijuana Industry

Pop culture has had a huge effect on the marijuana industry, which many people are unaware of this. Music affects the market–especially when artists in pop culture are proclaiming their love for weed. Simultaneously, they are also influencing cannabis usage among young adults. The more popularized marijuana becomes, the more of an impact it will have on other industries– like healthcare, agriculture, and law enforcement.

In recent years, the cannabis industry has exploded with new products and research. One of the most interesting developments is how pop culture can affect this industry. For example, Snoop Dogg has released a line of marijuana called “Leafs by Snoop” to provide medical marijuana to patients in need. Furthermore, high-profile celebrities like Rihanna have been outspoken about their use of cannabis for medicinal use. So, without further ado, here’s how pop culture affects the marijuana industry.

The Cannabis Industry Is Growing

The 20th century has opened the gates to a multitude of revolutionary ideas including cannabis, which is now accepted as a part of pop culture. In 2021, cannabis is estimated to have an average global consumption of 26.4 billion, and is apparently worth 20.5 billion dollars. This increased popularity is due to its legalization. As a result, a creative phenomenon known as “pot tourism” has gained recognition. More than that, it has led to many products being available–such as bongs, dry herb vaporizers, and dab rigs–sold by a variety of online stores like Grasscity, and many more. Cannabis users visit pro-cannabis shops to help fulfill their desires of free cannabis usage. As such, the popularity of recreational drug usage has caused decreased alcohol usage, as recorded in recent consumption rates. This is good, because cannabis acts as an intervention to help alcoholics defeat their addiction. Cannabis brands have also started to use popular phrases in their advertising campaigns in a bid to be more relatable with their audience. A contemporary example of such is the term “420,” which has been used a lot in both pop culture and ads.

Celebrities Change Your View On Weed

Marijuana companies are now sponsoring events, as a result of consumer growth of marijuana. The most famous examples are the 1969 Woodstock festival, and events like Coachella. Marijuana companies have even started sponsoring sports teams–even the infamously stern NFL decided to allow cannabis sponsorships. Aurora even sponsored a concert of Phantogram at the Danforth Music Hall.

In a world filled with uncertainty regarding the legality of cannabis, the endless sponsorships deserve a lot of credit in the war for legalization. Celebrities have played a large role in using their higher status to promote and normalize recreational drug usage. Snoop Dogg, the rapper, has been spotted in various public events casually smoking a joint and actors like Seth Rogen public advocate and practice smoking marijuana. The effect of this normalization is the potential for cannabis to change the mindset of the masses.

More Companies Are Entering The Cannabis Market

Despite the social war for cannabis usage, there are many companies that stick their neck out for its legalization. The reason for this is because legalization would allow for the increased consumption of drugs–which, of course, results in more business. Either way, it advances the fight for legalization and advocates a benefit for cannabis’ usage. The rapidly growing competition and money that is generated from this product allows for a much wider marijuana market to be normalized. The government has the potential to regulate the market for cannabis, separating the line between medical and recreational drugs, but making way for relatively free consumption.

It is quite evident that the use of cannabis definitely is affected by pop culture, which has paved the way for the industry to grow exponentially over the last few years. The celebrities and well-known figures, as well as many companies, are now influentially advocating for cannabis usage in the industry. More weed means more money, and even the government is noticing this. Hence, this is why cannabis is becoming more legalized in a lot more states. In the next decade or so, we are bound to see change and improvement in the industry.

CBD For Dogs

Let’s face it – when your feathered, furry or scaly friend is experiencing distress, you will try to do everything to make them feel better. Whether your dog is subjected to chronic pain, nausea or anxiety, CBD and its promising health benefits have a great potential to improve the quality of life for many pets.

However, much like with any medication or supplement, there are some things you need to be aware of before giving CBD oil to your dog. Here are the top five things to keep in mind prior to implementing CBD products into your dog’s routine.

Why Using CBD For Pets?

Just like humans, horses, cats and other mammals, dogs have a complex endocannabinoid system, which is known to regulate vital bodily functions, such as sleep, memory, appetite, pain, learning, etc. and keep systems in balance. Due to the positive effect on this biological system and promising healing qualities, administering CBD oil to your pet can help with a wide variety of animal-specific conditions and diseases.

So, can you give CBD products to your dog? While studies regarding CBD use for dogs are lacking, early research suggests that CBD oil can significantly improve pain levels and therefore quality of life without discernible side effects.

Five Tips On How To Give CBD Oil To Your Dog

Consult Your Veterinarian

One of the essential recommendations is to always visit a licensed veterinarian before incorporating any new supplements or medications into your pet’s daily regimen. A vet consultation will help you find the right answers to any questions you may have regarding CBD, its specifics and potential adverse reactions. 

Plus, your vet will also check your pet’s entire body closely for signs of injury or illness, review any other medicaments they are taking and advise on the best way for administering CBD to your dog as well as appropriate CBD dose for your pet.

Opt For CBD Products That Are THC-Free

While legal CBD products usually contain no more than 0.2% of THC compound, which is considered safe for animals, it is better to stick to products where the THC content is 0.0%. Animals are often more sensitive and can react to even small traces of THC. Therefore, consider purchasing the best CBD oil for pain relief, anxiety or any other ailment of your pet. Such products should be completely THC-free for your dog’s safety and most importantly, watch out for possible symptoms of THC poisoning such as anxiety, vomiting or diarrhoea. 

Additionally, always choose well-established CBD brands and ask for a Certificate of Analysis (COA) to double-check that the CBD and THC concentrations and ensure products are effective.

Find The Right Time To Give CBD

Each pet owner always wants to pamper his fluffy friend with the best possible support, including offering quality food with natural and safe ingredients that will improve their overall quality of life. Adding CBD to food will make it even more beneficial to their health. Aside from supplying essential vitamins and minerals into your pet’s diet plan, CBD can ensure they recover faster after daily exercise or play routine and remain as active and joyous as possible.

You can also add CBD treats into your pet’s training schedule. Since CBD can be beneficial for improving memory and cognitive functions, it can help to provide better results when you train your pet. CBD can also boost their focus and sense of calm, which can be a great solution for pets that are easily distracted. You can give CBD infused treats as a training reward; just be sure to check the concentration of cannabidiol in the treats so you can manage your planned daily dose appropriately.

Whether you choose to combine your massage session with products that contain CBD oil, pamper yourself with an infused bath bomb, inhale CBD vape oil for fast effects or drink relaxing CBD tea, most users prefer to take their daily dose before bed because it is thought to promote restful sleep. This also applies to your pet. Giving CBD at night will help to relax the mind of your pets, reduce any discomfort they might feel and allow them to enjoy better quality sleep.

Start With Low CBD Dosage

It is always best to start with low doses to give your pet’s body time to adjust to the new supplement and prevent any unpleasant reactions. Also, as you introduce CBD to your pet’s daily routine make sure to analyse the effect it has on them. Monitor any changes in your dog’s temperament, behaviour and habits, and then gradually increase the CBD dosage for the best results. Starting slowly with the lowest CBD dosage possible allows minimising even mild side effects, providing a positive experience from CBD use.

Remember About Potential Side Effects

According to the 2017 report by the World Health Organization, CBD in its purest form is considered safe and well-tolerated by animals. However, in two subsequent 2018 dog studies, the treatment with CBD was associated with an increase in liver alkaline phosphatase (ALP) enzyme activity. Veterinary neurologist Dr. Stephanie McGrath was one of the first researchers to use therapeutic potential of cannabis in veterinary practice. During the course of her research, she performed a liver function test to ensure that the dog’s liver works properly and is gradually returning to normal. 

“I would be a little worried about introducing CBD for dogs that are subjected to liver problems”, says Dr McGrath. Similarly, since CBD appears to be metabolised by the liver, McGrath says that you also need to be careful when administering CBD to a dog that is already taking medications that are metabolised by the liver. “We don’t know that these items are interacting now,” she says. 

“We did not find anything that would be super alarming regarding the use of CBD infused products for animals,” says Dr McGrath. “But, on the other hand, we still know very little about this product, and it is really important for the owners to know this and use it with caution until we have more information.”