Is Canopy Growth a Buy for Its Pet CBD? – Motley Fool

In a period when people are spending more time at home, they are also spending a lot more time with their pets. And with more time to connect with furry coworkers, people are becoming more atune to their pets' behaviors and health needs. This is where cannabidiol (CBD) comes in. CBD, the second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis (after tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC), is earning attention as a potential treatment for many of man’s best friend’s problems, including anxiety, arthritis, and pain.

Earlier this year, Canopy Growth Corporation (NASDAQ:CGC) began offering CBD oils and soft chews that can help calm your pet’s behavior and treat other health conditions. But does the revolutionary product make the stock a buy?

Young woman walking four dogs of different breeds

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Making moves

In January of this year, Canopy Animal Health, a subsidiary of Canopy Growth, announced that the company was furthering its partnership with Martha Stewart by launching a  line of cannabidiol (CBD) products for pets. By teaming up with Stewart, Canopy definitely has one advantage in its corner — brand name recognition. Canopy Growth has made strides of its own in building brand awareness through internal development as well as through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). It’s also attracted attention through collaboration with other celebrities, such as Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen.

Although Stewart is the only celeb currently collaborating on pet products, it’s easy to see how the many followers of such highly visible and cannabis-knowledgable celebrities could easily become customers of the pet line. And Canopy makes the products easy to purchase as well. The Martha Stewart line and the Canopy Animal Health line of SurityPro products are currently available for online purchase. The SurityPro line is focused on a product that offers the most CBD per body weight on the market. Canopy is looking toward pet specialty stores and the veterinary channel as a strong means of growing the line’s sales.

Canopy is also having conversations with a number of multi-chain stores and e-retailers interested in carrying its pet products, and expects to announce retail partners in the near future. 

A large yard to play in

Online availability through a few select websites does help in generating sales, but there is no denying that partnering with leading pet retailers such as Petco (NASDAQ:WOOF) or PetSmart, and building relationships with veterinary groups could be a game-changer. There are over 3,100 stores in North America between the two retailers. And in the most recent fiscal year, the two kings of pet retail generated $10 billion in revenue. Imagine if Canopy could edge its way into a sliver of those sales by selling to just a portion of households with dogs.

According to Grandview Research, the global CBD pet product market size is expected to grow at a serious clip — reaching a 40% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2020 and 2027, reaching upwards of $400 million. High awareness among pet owners and the benefits of CBD products are seen as two of the leading drivers of this growth. 

There are currently over 75 million dogs in the U.S., spread across 63.4 million households. By 2030, the number of dogs is expected to increase to an estimated 100 million, while the percentage of households owning a dog is expected to grow from 38% to 45%. If each current household bought only one bag of CBD soft chews or an oil product from Canopy in an entire year at an average price of $25, we’re looking at revenue of $1.5 billion. Now, let’s add in veterinary stats. Veterinarians have had an impact on how people increasingly view their pets as family members. In doing so, the number of wellness visits for pets has also increased, and is expected to increase 6% more through 2030. With wellness exams come treatments; with increased treatments, Canopy will have the potential to sell its CBD products.

Too early to tell

All things considered, it’s a bit early to tell if CBD pet products will play a part in the success of Canopy Growth. It’s already a crowded and competitive field. If you were to perform an online search for the top companies in CBD pet products, you probably wouldn’t find Canopy anywhere near the top.

However, Canopy’s inroads are just starting to pay off. With $1.6 billion cash in hand, the company could decide to push more into this segment, depending on how the launch of the Martha Stewart and SurityPro went — we should get a glimpse of those numbers during the next earnings call, estimated to arrive June 4. Let’s remember that Canopy already has solid footing in Canada, and studies are starting to show signs of success when using CBD for pets to treat health conditions such as pain, arthritis, seizures, cancer, and even anxiety. And the number of households with pets is definitely there for future growth. 

But for now, with an unproven product line, a stock price that’s been all over the board, and too many unknowns about pet product market, I’ll be holding what stock I have, but not adding to my position. Hopefully, we’ll see some further evidence that Canopy is a true force to be reckoned with in June.

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium advisory service. We’re motley! Questioning an investing thesis — even one of our own — helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer.

THC-laced Cheetos discovered in Crenshaw County – WBTV

“We just want to make sure our children are not getting a hold of something like this. It can be dangerous for an adult because there is a potential for overdose,” Adcock went on to say, “Not everybody reacts the same way to THC, or any drug for that matter, so there is a significant concern with someone getting a hold of this and overdosing on it without even realizing they’re going to overdose on it.”

THC-laced Cheetos discovered in Crenshaw County – WSFA

“We just want to make sure our children are not getting a hold of something like this. It can be dangerous for an adult because there is a potential for overdose,” Adcock went on to say, “Not everybody reacts the same way to THC, or any drug for that matter, so there is a significant concern with someone getting a hold of this and overdosing on it without even realizing they’re going to overdose on it.”

Responsible Vs. Reckless Weed Use: This THC Breathalyzer Knows The Difference – L.A. Weekly

In partnership with The Fresh Toast

Now that marijuana is legal in a growing number of states, the use of THC breathalyzers — a thing that’s been discussed at such length, it’s almost become an urban legend — is imperative. After several false starts and pandemic-related delays, it seems like their introduction into the world is imminent.

Hound Labs, based in Oakland, California, is getting ready to launch its Hound Marijuana Breathalyzer, a device that can detect the molecule of THC in the breath. The Hound Breathalyzer received a boost from an improbable source: COVID-19. The device was designed as a product to detect pneumonia, but once the pandemic hit, the company shifted towards the detection of COVID-19.

is new marijuana breathalyzer technology on the way
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“Hound Labs created the COVID-19 breathalyzer based on the same exquisitely sensitive technology platform that we use for the Hound marijuana breathalyzer that’s coming to market later this year,” Hound Labs CEO Dr. Mike Lynn told FOX43.

RELATED: US Goes To Mars, But Still No Effective Marijuana Breathalyzer

According to Hound Labs, their breathalyzer is capable of making a clear distinction between responsible marijuana use and irresponsible one, a distinction that cannot be made by urine and blood tests, which may show results that date back up to three months. This new device shows marijuana use within the past three hours, usually the amount of time that a high lasts. It can be used by police officers and by companies who drug test their employees, ensuring that they are judging people fairly.

RELATED: Is New Marijuana Breathalyzer Technology On The Way?

Over the past couple of years, several companies have been working on marijuana breathalyzers, considering them important now that marijuana’s federal legalization is edging closer and closer.

While there’s no way of measuring stoned driving without a device like a THC breathalyzer, states like Washington, Oregon and Colorado experienced a 6% rise in car crashes after marijuana was legalized. Having a device that can distinguish marijuana use from other types of behaviors will help police officers determine the right course of action and will make users more careful when ingesting THC and getting behind the wheel.

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Best CBD Companies of 2021: Top 5 CBD Brands – Westword

By Storyhub

CBD is everywhere nowadays, and for a good reason. It is finally legal just about everywhere you go, is a huge help to people that suffer from ailments relating to physical pain, anxiety, and stress, and can be purchased online plus shipped safely to customers' doorsteps.

Users of CBD oils have extolled its virtues, discussing its help with common pains like headaches and cramps due to menstruation all the way to more difficult issues like insomnia or pain from accidents that happened years ago.

But with this legalization and ready availability came an influx of brands, some good, some not so good. Customers may not know who to trust and who they can turn to in the world of CBD.

This is where we come in. We have decided to do a roundup based on our research and customer reviews about the best CBD oil out there. You will find the best brands here, all of which are great for people just starting out.

Top 5 CBD Oil Brands:

1. FAB CBD Oil – Top-Quality and Editor’s Pick

2. Cheef Botanicals Most Affordable

3. CBDistillery – Pure Cannabidiol Oil

4. NuLeaf Naturals Most Potent Full Spectrum

5. Joy Organics Best Broad Spectrum

How We Came Up with The List?

In order to put this article together, we made a list of all CBD oil brands popular with consumers. Because of the spike in popularity of CBD, the list ended up being lengthy.

So, at that point, we had to cut it down. We then looked at what customers said, how the companies grew and processed their hemp, and what third party tests said about the final products created by these brands.

Once those results were compiled, we decided to cross off names one by one until we were left with five great names we felt confident displaying in our final article draft.

After that, we consulted with experts on CBD oils, influencers in the niche, actual customers, and journalists about hemp and cannabis culture to add to this article.

Criteria We Used To Choose The Best CBD Companies

When we started to cut down the lengthy list of CBD oil companies, we examined the products and the brand’s stance on:

Sources of hemp used in production

How effective the CBD oil blends were at relieving issues related to pain, mental health like anxiety, discomfort, and other ailments

If the processing facilities were clean, sanitary, and up to FDA standards

Brand reputation and customer opinion

THC levels once the CBD oil was bottled and put on the shelf

If the CBD oil is isolate, broad-spectrum or full spectrum

Lab tests and if they were readily posted on the websites for customers to view

Education of the brand- did they have a separate page on their site devoted to educating consumers about why CBD oil matters, why it is safe, why it is a good choice, etc.

Dosing instructions and advice for customers- was this offered?

As a result, only a few companies met our guidelines, and we would like to discuss them now- let’s get into it.

Top 5 Best CBD Companies [Full Reviews]

#1. FABCBD: Top-Quality and Editor’s Pick

Brand Overview

Voted the best CBD oil for pain by West Word

Sold in potency ranging from 300mg to 2400mg

5 oil flavors

30-day product guarantee

FAB CBD has really carved out its space in the world of CBD thanks to it being the safest, best quality, and nicely priced CBD oil we’ve ever seen. They are a new company, relatively speaking, but they are well liked by customers and CBD aficionados.

The company has vast experience in the wellness industry. You combine this with the high level of customer service offered by the company, its transparent ways of doing business, and its constant lab testing, and it’s no surprise why people love it so much, especially when it comes to dealing stress, anxiety or even depression.

By keeping the customer first, FAB CBD has really outdone itself in terms of farming. By understanding that the customer expects quality hemp, they have continuously improved their methods of farming AND kept it organic, plus they utilize modern and safe manufacturing methods.

In turn, customers get the safe, vegan, GMO free, and potent CBD oil they look forward to, now and always. You can visit cannabis herald to read the full Fab CBD review.

Notable Highlights of FABCBD:

Hemp sourced from: Colorado, USA

Extract type- Full Spectrum Blend

Flavors- citrus, berry, natural, vanilla, mint

Ingredients- Terpenes, natural flavor, cannabinoid blend, organically grown hemp extract, MCT oil. It should also be noted that hemp derived THC may be present in trace amounts, at the federally regulated level of .3% or less

Proverde Laboratories does the testing

Shipping: Anything above $89 gets free shipping

Website is modern, easy to navigate, easy on the eyes

Latest Fab CBD coupons here

=> Visit the Official Website of FABCBD for the Best Discount

#2. Cheef Botanicals – Most Affordable

Brand Overview

30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee

Only Natural Flavor

4 potencies: 300 to 3000mg

All-natural ingredients

Cheef Botanicals is revered by people in the CBD community thanks to how reliable it is and how transparent they are with everything. It’s also worth noting that their products are dairy free, gluten free, and organic, plus non-GMO.

They were started in the Golden State (California) by cannabis lovers who boast 25 years of experience in wellness and organic food. Cheef grows the hemp on Colorado farms where the farmers are licensed and experienced in the growth of hemp.

The ingredients are sourced naturally, and isolated using current manufacturing practices. The flavors used in the flavored oils are also sourced from natural means.

The products are all tested using independent laboratories in a manner that is cruelty free. No animals are used at all from start to finish in the manufacturing or testing parts of the CBD oil creation.

Aside from oils, other great products like gummies and cannabis flowers are also for sale.

Notable Highlights of Cheef Botanicals:

Hemp is sourced from Colorado, USA

Extract type is full spectrum cannabinoid hemp extract

Flavor: Natural flavor only

Ingredients: Only hemp seed oil and full spectrum hemp extract included in the blend

Lab testing group: CannaSafe

Shipping: Totally free, processed 2 business days or less

Refunds: 30-day money back guarantee

Website: Easy to use and colorful website that’s easy on the eyes, easy to navigate, heaps of helpful information about CBD, cannabis, dosing and products

=> Visit the Official Website of Cheef Botanicals for the Best Discount

#3. CBDistillery – Pure Cannabidiol Oil

Brand Overview

Natural flavor only

Potencies ranging from 500 to 5000mg

Full Spectrum and Isolate oils for sale

Plenty of tinctures to pick from

CBDistillery is a reliable, safe and well-priced brand. A group of Colorado natives got together and in 2016 decided it was their year to start a business. They wanted to ensure access to CBD could be enjoyed by all. So, they began their work and started crafting quality CBD products made of industrial hemp.

The website is sort of utilitarian in nature, but does a great job reaching out to customers in the way it provides mountains of information about the benefits, uses, research and truth when it comes to CBD.

They are a company known for transparency. They tell you everything about their processes. Information about their farming, manufacturing and extraction process is all at your fingertips. You can send questions their way and expect a response back in a timely manner.

The company’s motto is, “Hemp Derived CBD Products Easily Accessible To All.” This is evidenced by their fair pricing models and no-nonsense offerings. All products are clearly labeled with information about what that product is used for- for instance, Sleep and Relax oils have graphics on the label that pertain to its use (a moon for Sleep, a happy brain with Relax).

They are the pioneers of the CBDMovement, their brand’s mission to provide CBD everywhere a person seeking wellness might look. You can not only buy this stuff online, but you might also see it for sale at your local spa, gym, health food store or restaurant; anywhere, really!

The extraction method used by CBDistillery is CO2. They also make use of NON-GMO growing practices and are organic farmers. The end result is products that are pure, potent, safe, and free of synthetic ingredients or pesticides. Everything is third-party tested, and results are easily accessible so you can verify for yourself their purity.

CBD oils offered by CBDistillery are sold in three varieties. You can purchase Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture, Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture, or THC-FreePure CBD Oil Tincture.

Like any great company, these people pride themselves on customers coming first. They respect their client base and as such continue to manufacture their CBD responsibly, organically, and ethically. Check out this review of CBDistillery to know about this leading brand.

Notable Highlights About CBDistillery:

Source of hemp- Colorado, USA

Extract types include broad spectrum CBD Oil Tincture, Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture, and THC Free Pure CBD Oil Tincture

Flavors- natural for the THC Free Pure CBD Oil Tincture, Natural for the Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture, and Citrus for the broad-spectrum CBD Oil Tincture

Ingredients: Only MCT (fractionated coconut oil) and the aerial parts of the hemp plant- that’s it

Lab Testing: Botanacor and ProVerde provide testing services to CBDistillery for their THC Free Pure CBD Oil and Full Spectrum CBD Oil, respectively

Shipping: Free ship on all USA orders

Returns: 60-day satisfaction guarantee, also can get refunded for a first-time purchase of ANY item

No returns required to get refunds or exchanges

Only applies to things you buy from their website (so, won’t apply if you buy at a gym/health store, etc.)

Company asks you to try the goods for two weeks, if it doesn’t work out you can fill out a money back guarantee form and request money back

Good discount codes every week at Cannabis Herald.

Website: Easy to navigate, clean, nice colors, easy on the eyes, tons of great info on products, cannabis and CBD as a whole, and industry info present as well

=> Visit the Official Website of CBDistillery for the Best Discount

#4. Nuleaf Naturals – Most Potent Full Spectrum

Brand Overview

All-natural ingredients

Only 1 flavor

Potency ranges from 240mg to 4850mg

NuLeaf Naturals is one of the OG’s of the CBD world, if you will. They focus all their energy into developing, improving and crafting only the best CBD oil tinctures. They started in 2014 which is not so long ago, but longer than some other companies out there.

It was this year that industrial hemp growing became legal. So, NuLeaf decided to get in on the ground floor. They set to work growing and starting a potent and pure formulation of CBD using genetic engineering, hemp grown organically, and manufacturing processes that are current and safe.

All of the tinctures you find at NuLeaf naturals are full spectrum. They are tested using third party labs, and are free of synthetics, preservatives, or additives. They are free of solvents, pesticides, and are extracted using the CO2 method.

NuLeaf Naturals is sold online and at retail shops; check your local wellness store next time you’re in for a visit.

All of NuLeaf Naturals goods may be bought in varying sizes. There’s 5ml, 15ml, 30ml, 50ml, and 1000ml. They all contain the same potency of 50mg per ml. You can get single bottles or three packs, even six-packs are available.

It’s a great choice for those of you that know you need it and would like to stock up and save.

Notable Highlights About Nuleaf Naturals:

Hemp is sourced from Colorado, USA

Extract type is full spectrum hemp

Natural flavor only

Ingredients are organic hemp oil, certified by the USDA and full spectrum hemp extract

Lab testing is done by ProVerde Labs

Shipping is quick and free, done by USPS Priority Mail in the USA. Express shipping available.

Latest Nuleaf Naturals coupons here.

Refunds/Returns- 30-day full refund on products that are unused, new and unopened. Products that are damaged, defective or incorrect, the company covers your shipping charges. You can also exchange your goods if your product is defective, incorrect or damaged upon delivery.

Website: Great site, easy to understand layout, clean colors and design, plenty of info on products, CBD and hemp, the industry and benefits of CBD

=> Visit the Official Website of NuLeaf Naturals for the Best Discount

#5. Joy Organics – Best Broad Spectrum

Brand Overview

Tincture is free of THC

4 flavors to choose

Potency ranges from 225 to 1350mg

All-natural blend

Want to get into CBD but afraid of the THC inside? Joy Organics for you. We know what it’s like. You don’t want to take the risk of a false positive on a drug test at work or school. Now, you don’t have to!

Although it is very unlikely to score positive on a drug test when using CBD oil, some folks just don’t want to risk it. That’s OK. Joy Organics has the potent CBD oil you dream of.

These are safe and organically sourced. They are potent, pure, and clean. They are tested using third-party labs and grown in Colorado. They are priced well, and you will love how it makes you feel.

They began humbly, as a simple retail shop in Colorado. Owner Joy Smith knew what her customers were going through, having experienced chronic pain and insomnia herself. She pushed onward to create a CBD experience her customers would come back to again and again.

And today, her hard work has paid off. Their business is successful online, plus as a brick-and-mortar operation in Illinois and Texas.

Joy and her husband Todd started the business in Colorado and have stuck with the same family values that garnered them success in the first place. The extraction process is sustainable and safe. Food grade ethanol is employed to bring out the terpenes, cannabinoids and other helpful parts of the hemp.

Their technology breaks down molecules of CBD into 25-60 nanometer particulates, which are so small customers absorb them faster and enjoy the CBD quicker.

Notable Highlights of Joy Organics:

Hemp is sourced from Colorado, USA

Extract is broad spectrum CBD blend

Flavors include natural, summer lemon, tranquil mint, orange bliss

Ingredients: for Tranquil Mint: Humulene, Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Extract Organic Peppermint Essential Oils, β-Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.

For Natural: phytocannabinoid rich hemp extract and organic extra virgin olive oil,

For Summer Lemon: Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Organic MCT, Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Extract, β-Caryophyllene, Humulene, Myrcene.

For Orange Bliss: Myrcene, Organic Orange Essential Oil, Humulene, Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Extract, β-Caryophyllene, Organic MCT

Lab testing is performed by: Green Scientific Labs, PIXIS Labs, and Botanacor Services, plus Cloud Labs and PhytaTech Metrics and Solutions

Shipping is free on all orders

Returns: 30-day full refunds offered, no hassle/questions asked

Website: Professionally designed, clean colors, informative website, could use a bit more info on CBD as a whole

=> Visit the Official Website of Joy Organics for the Best Discount

What to Know Before You Buy CBD Oil?

As you likely know, CBD oil is HUGELY popular nowadays. You can find it for sale anywhere. Brands are popping up every day promising results, quality and strength. But you must know that not all CBD is as good as it seems.

If you are ready to incorporate CBD into your daily healthcare routine, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Where is this hemp coming from? Cannabis grown in the USA is not held to the same farming standards as cannabis grown overseas in Asia.

What amount of THC is present? In the US, federal standards for CBD products’ THC content is .3%, meaning THE WHOLE JAR contains .3% or less. THC is the psychoactive component of cannabis that makes you “high”. Make sure you are fully aware of the amount of THC present in your CBD.

Understand what Broad spectrum, full spectrum, and CBD isolate means. Full spectrum products have terpenes, cannabinoids, and other great hemp benefits. CBD isolate contains just CBD, nothing else. Broad spectrum products have cannabinoids and terpenes, but no THC. It matters because of how they interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system.

Make sure you read over the ingredients label of the brand. Even if you’re only looking to buy oil, make sure you understand each of the ingredients so you’re not putting anything fake or dangerous into your body. This should also be done when considering other CBD products like topicals and gummies. Organic, all natural and responsibly sourced is the best way to go.

Purchase your CBD from companies that engage in third party testing to ensure purity and potency. This helps you get an outsider look at what’s really in the CBD, so you can know if it’s what you want or something to avoid.

How Much CBD Do I Take?

It is very important that you take just enough CBD, not too much and not too little, so you can enjoy all it has to offer.

First, understand that everyone is different. Your body is not the same as the person next to you or the neighbor across the street.

So, the doses will vary from person to person. What might work for your friend could feel like nothing to you.

Taking more won’t guarantee better results. Taking a middle-range dose tends to create the best outcome.

If you’re just starting out with CBD, you are going to want to begin with a single dose each day of just 5mg. See how that makes you feel and increase the dose accordingly. (It’s recommended you do 5mg for a week and then up the dose after).

Take it slow and start out low- that’s how you can work up to the dose that really does the trick for you.

Every time you up the dose, stay with it for just a week before you increase the amount once more. Your body needs time to get used to the dosage.

If you are brand new to CBD, begin with a half dropper of FAB CBD 300mg. Take this dose once a day. That’s about 5mg.

Then after a week, see how you are feeling. If you think you’re going to need more oil, do a half dropper two times a day. This gets you about 10mg a day.

What CBD Can Help With?

CBD is now known as a natural method by which you can help alleviate various medical ailments. As a matter of fact, many people have begun integrating CBD into their wellness routines because it can help with insomnia, anxiety, pain, and achy muscles.

Although cannabis has been used for years as a natural method of pain relief, medicine professionals are just beginning to study its makeup and understand why it has so many awesome benefits.

CBD is short for cannabidiol, and you find it naturally in cannabis. It gives users the benefits of cannabis, but without the psychoactive repercussions that come about as part of ingesting THC. You won’t feel high when using CBD, and you may actually feel a sense of mental clarity.

However, we have to make it clear that it is NOT a cure. Do not take CBD with the idea that you will cure what ails you.

Instead, consider it a natural way of helping yourself get relief.

Some conditions people are helping using CBD include:

Epilepsy

Nausea

Autism

Anxiety/Depression

Arthritis

Chronic Pain

Inflammation

Skin conditions

Sleep trouble

Let’s take a moment to talk, especially about chronic pain. Did you know that, according to a study performed by the CDC, 20.4% of adults in the United States experienced chronic pain and over 7% of adults had pain that limited their work or life activities?

This is caused by several different reasons. Injuries, either external or internal, are one reason, infection, degeneration of muscles or bones, or internal inflammation could be the culprit.

As a result, many folks went to their doctors and were unfortunately prescribed opioids. It is common knowledge that the United States has a real problem with opioid addiction. It is not the fault of the people taking it, either- they are simply following the expert advice of their doctor.

Yet, misuse can and does happen. It happens via the ingestion of illicit opioids as well as prescriptions.

The end result is that not only are these dangerous drugs making their way to the streets, but they are also creating a high dependence among those taking them. People have only two awful choices: Suffer with the pain or get addicted and possibly go down the path of a drug addict, doing anything for the next fix.

And even though opioids are strong, they can only cover the pain up so much. They don’t stop the root cause of the pain. This is why patients are left eating them day in and day out to simply feel relief.

As a result, the opioid crisis is running rampant in the USA. It is absolutely possible to overdose on opioids. According to the CDC, there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths in 2018. 46,802 of those were the result of opioids. “Synthetic opioids were the main culprit, with two out of three opioid involved overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids,” stated the CDC.

This started as a minor problem among some Americans in the 90’s, but is now a major crisis in the country. Thanks to CBD, people suffering from chronic pain have found a way out. CBD is a much safer and natural way of managing pain compared to opioids.

It was only recently legalized in 2014 by the federal government, and still must be studied closely to fully understand its benefits. Many folks are still skeptical about the use of CBD, but plenty of consumers have found relief in the plant, as evidenced by the many reviews you will read on the websites of products featured in this article.

Chronic pain can strike anyone at any time. It destroys your life. It puts a damper on what you can do. Even sedentary activities like video gaming, knitting or reading can be made unpleasant if your hands do not work thanks to chronic pain. After all, hands and the muscles in them are necessary to hold a controller, cast on stitches and hold a book in front of you.

Chronic pain may come about as a result of:

Fibromyalgia

Headaches

MS

Cancer

Pain of the back or lower back

Osteoarthritis of rheumatoid arthritis

Nerve Pain

And that’s just the start of the list.

But thankfully, CBD can be used to manage pain safely, without the onset of adverse or unpleasant side effects. It may even be more effective than prescription drugs depending on the person.

Here are the benefits:

CBD will not make you feel intoxicated or high

CBD will not make you feel addicted

The body does not develop a tolerance to CBD

CBD does not act on nerve receptors directly. It lessens the chance of an impact on the body’s chemical balances.

CBD oil works with our body’s endocannabinoid system in a synergistic way. This means we have an easier time managing basic functions like sleep, pain, immune response and hunger by supplementing our endocannabinoid system with helpful plant-based cannabinoids.

Endocannabinoid System and CBD: What’s the Connection?

It was in the late 1980s and early 1990s that the endocannabinoid system first became known.

It is comprised of endocannabinoids, metabolic enzymes, and cannabinoid receptors that help regulate our basic body functions like:

Inflammation

Mood

Pleasure

Pain

Appetite

Immune system function

Memory

Temperature regulation

Motor control

Reproduction

Digestion

When you take CBD as an oil or gummy, or use a cream topically, it works in tandem with the endocannabinoid system of your body by way of the receptors in the peripheral and central nervous systems as a means of regulating bodily function so the body can always be in homeostasis.

How to Use CBD Oil?

You can drop the oil into your mouth, mix it into your smoothies or drinks, take it as a capsule, use it as a cream, eat it as a gummy, or enjoy another edible. CBD oil is the most popular method of ingestion. You hold it under your tongue before you swallow it.

How you use your CBD depends on why you need it. For instance, an athlete with sore and achy muscles might use a CBD topical, while a person struggling with anxiety might eat some CBD gummies before they start their day.

Are There Any Side Effects of CBD Oil?

There are no major risks or side effects associated with CBD use. However, here are some side effects others have noted:

Dizziness

Irritability or insomnia when stopping using CBD

Depression

Low blood pressure

Conclusion : Which CBD Oil Company Should You Try?

Scientific findings and customer reviews have brought us to the understanding that CBD oil is effective and useful in helping to alleviate the symptoms of medical conditions both physical and mental.

Studies continuously show us that CBD is ideal for the alleviation of many symptoms, especially those associated with fibromyalgia, anxiety, autism, insomnia, depression, inflammation, and more.

Given that many people are leaning toward a natural life and healthy living, and that more and more people are realizing the dangers of addictive pharmaceutical drugs, it is no secret that CBD oil is becoming more and more popular. People need a natural and easy way to get relief, and the fact that you can order CBD oil and have it sent to your home makes it easy.

Scientists are continuing to learn more about the endocannabinoid system and how CBD oil works in synergy with that system. They are continuously discovering how it can help us maintain homeostasis in all areas of our body. By keeping ourselves level, we can enjoy clear minds, pain-free days, and overall do better at our daily tasks.

CBD oil is devoid of enough THC to make you high and has so few side effects that it is safe for nearly everyone. When starting out with CBD, make sure you take the time to look into the brand that interests you the most and verify what you are buying is high quality and worth your while. Be sure to read over third-party lab results, customer reviews and posts like ours to help shape your decision.

Last of all, make sure to start your new CBD dosing slow and low. Increase by 5mg each week if you feel you need it and stick with the new dose for 1 week to see how you feel. It’s great for any healthy lifestyle to include CBD oil, given that it mixes easy into smoothies and shakes.

If you plan on using CBD oil for chronic pain, talk to your doctor first. They can verify it will not interact with any current medication and can even help you with a good starting dose. The brands we featured here in this article are all great places to start. However, the top two winners of the race for being the best CBD oil according to us are FAB CBD and Cheef Botanicals.

Thank you for taking the time to read our Best CBD Oil article. We hope it was helpful to you- happy shopping and enjoy the relief.


Metro Detroiters turn to CBD for relief during the pandemic – WXYZ

(WXYZ) — The pandemic has certainly taken its toll, not just physically, but mentally.

More and more metro Detroiters are reporting anxiety, depression, and insomnia at elevated levels.

There’s one silver lining. It’s giving a boost to some local businesses providing an alternative remedy.

As a fashion and lifestyle blogger, Jessica Mosley spends a lot of her time in front of a camera. But behind the scenes, it’s not always quite as glamorous.

For years, she’s struggled with knee pain. But it’s the stress brought on in the last year, that really began taking a toll.

“Everything about the pandemic was fueling my anxiety,” she says. “Just being in the house and having so much uncertainty and having anxiety about potentially getting COVID.”

And Jessica is far from alone. Non-profit group Mental Health America cites a 94 percent increase in those reporting anxiety between January and September of last year — along with a 62 percent rise in those reporting symptoms of depression.

For some, it has meant turning to prescription drugs. But for Jessica?

“I didn’t really want to put anything in my body that wasn’t natural,” she says.

Avoiding the unnatural meant turning to the unconventional the brave new world of CBD.

“It helps calm me down, it helps me sleep better,” Mosley says.

She credits her piece of mind, to Peace Lilly – a product that was derived from hemp in Oregon but born right here in metro Detroit.

“I offer the oil which you’re supposed to put under your tongue,” says Najifa Choudhury.

Choudhury, aka Dr. Peace Lilly, is a local pharmacist. She packages prescriptions by day, and CBD oils and creams by night.

Two years ago, she launched her business as a passion project, her sales relying heavily on in-person customer engagement, so when the pandemic hit, “My heart just sank, I was like what am I going to do now.”

But the panic soon turned into relief.

“It was really shocking though to see my sales increasing every month,” she says.

And for Najifa, the success has been clear. Whether purchased in person at stores like this one, or online, Peace lily’s sales have quadrupled in the last year.

“One of our top issues that folks are coming in with right now are sleep-related,” says Arianna Welsh, co-owner of metro Detroit CBD retailer Mother Earth Natural Health, which is also seeing the uptick in demand.

“Some folks have trouble falling asleep, others have trouble staying asleep,” she says.

Health experts say more people than ever before, are fighting what’s now being coined “coronasomnia.” And it’s pushing them to explore natural aids for sleep.

Despite rising popularity, CBD is still a generally self-regulated industry. So how do you know what to buy?

“A lot of it is making sure you’re an educated consumer,” says Welsh.

Arianna and Najifa both say you need to look for some baseline standards. Any product you buy should be clear about how much CBD it contains, be third-party tested and verified, and be USA-made.

Experts also say you should avoid buying CBD products at convenience stores and gas stations. Because while it might be more affordable…

“It’s most likely not going to have a therapeutic effect, says Welsh.

And remember, if you’re interested in CBD products but aren’t quite sure if it’s a good fit for you, make sure to do some research and of course, reach out to a medical provider.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.

Visit our The Rebound Detroit, a place where we are working to help people impacted financially from the coronavirus. We have all the information on everything available to help you through this crisis and how to access it.

Best CBD Oil for Anxiety & Depression: Top 5 Brands of 2021 – Westword

By Storyhub

CBD is essentially a kind of cannabinoid. You’d be able to find it in both marijuana and hemp plants, and it’s claimed that it has a host of benefits. The best feature of CBD is that using it doesn’t get you high or intoxicated in any way.

Choosing the right methods to treat your anxiety can be challenging at the best of times. However, CBD oils for anxiety & depression are not one of those types of medication that can cause dependency or addiction among users.

Though mental illnesses like anxiety and depression are difficult to cure, there are several medications available to try and control them. However, these medications can have side effects and take time to take effect as well.

Moreover, even those aren’t shown to have very promising results in curing anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems. CBD, on the other hand, has little to no side effects and can give you the required effects if you use it in the right dosages.

In the following sections, we’ve elaborated on the benefits of using CBD for anxiety, how you can use it, and reviews of our best products as well.

5 Best CBD Oil for Anxiety and Depression [Full Review]

1. FAB CBD Oil – High-Quality and Editor’s Pick

2. Cheef Botanicals – Best Value

3. CBDistillery – Wide Variety

4. NuLeaf Naturals – Most Potent Full Spectrum

5. Joy Organics – Best THC-Free

#1. FAB CBD Oil – High-Quality and Editor’s Pick

Brand Overview

Has a wide variety of flavors and potencies

Is made from pure, organic hemp

Is tested thoroughly in independent laboratories

Is very effective at treating anxiety

Is CO2-extracted and suited to vegan and gluten-free diets

Is priced between $0.08 – $0.17 per mg

FAB CBD is easily one of the best CBD manufacturers in the market today. The brand is even voted as #1 best CBD oil for anxiety by Washingtonian. CBD products are more widely accepted now than they were before which has led to increased competition among top CBD product brands.

However, FABCBD has held its own for years and outdone its competition time and time again. They make sure all their products are continually tested and safe for consumption.

A particularly impressive feature of this brand is that it has a variety of flavors for users to choose from. This ensures that there’s a little something for everybody and all tastes are catered to.

FAB CBD maintains their reputation by seeking out customer feedback and taking their preferences into account. You can count on their representatives to adeptly handle all your queries and suggestions, should you find the need to reach out to them.

They have a good combination of both strong and subtle flavors to suit the needs of beginners and seasoned CBD users alike.

Source of Hemp – Colorado, U.S.A

Type of extract – Full-spectrum CBD extract

Flavors –

Citrus

Berry

Mint

Vanilla

Natural

Ingredients Used –

Natural flavoring

Full-spectrum CBD extract

Hemp-derived THC (less than 0.3%)

Organic hemp

Terpene from industrial hemp

Fractionated coconut oil

Lab Testing – ProVerde Labs

Shipping Policy – Free shipping across the U.S. on all orders valued above $89

Refund and Return Policy – 30-day money-back guarantee subject to customer satisfaction

Website – This brand has a simple layout and user-friendly website. Just about anyone can log on to their website, browse through their products and make a purchase in a few minutes. All their company details are mentioned on the website as well.

=> Visit the Official Website of FABCBD for the Best Discount

#2. Cheef Botanicals – Best Value

Brand Overview

Contains all-natural ingredients and no additives, scents, or flavors

Is one of the best CBD oils to treat depression

Is made using the highest quality CO2 extracted oil

Is a powerful full-spectrum CBD oil

Cheef Botanicals was founded in California by a small but skilled group of fitness enthusiasts. Since it produces only organic, non-GMO, gluten, and lactose-free products, it’s no surprise that its popularity is increasing day-by-day.

Moreover, this company is quite stringent with the rules regarding their production and manufacturing processes. Only the best techniques and ingredients are used in making Cheef Botanicals products. All of their products are made using hemp sourced directly from the best organic farms in Colorado.

The experts who work on these farms constantly monitor the growth of the hemp plants and harvest only the best varieties of them. They ensure that the extracts are of the highest quality and safe for consumption.

Their claims on quality, potency, etc. of their products are reviewed by both their in-house labs and independent third-party testers.

Considering they have over two decades of solid experience in the wellness industry, Cheef Botanicals has more than earned their place on this list of top CD oils for anxiety and depression. This company uses only the latest developments in technology to produce top-notch products.

Source of Hemp – Colorado, U.S.A

Type of extract – Full-spectrum CBD extract (THC-free)

Flavors –

None (natural)

Ingredients Used –

Full-spectrum CBD extract

Pure, organic hemp seed oil

Lab Testing – CannaSafe Labs

Shipping Policy – Free shipping across the U.S. with no minimum order value applicable

Refund and Return Policy – 30-day money-back guarantee subject to customer satisfaction

Website – Informative website that furnishes users with all relevant facts about their products. Easy for beginners to use with it’s a fun and simple layout.

=> Visit the Official Website of Cheef Botanicals for the Best Discount

#3. CBDistillery -Wide Variety & Best Refund Policy

Brand Overview

It uses only GMO-free organic hemp

It’s made using CO2 extraction technology

Has various types of CBD oil

Has products that are reasonably-priced and easily accessible

CBDistillery is one of the best examples of a brand that values customer service as much as it values production. They take the opinions and preferences of their customers into account to create the highest-quality CBD products in the market.

This company is very consistent with how consistent their product quality is. They’re able to maintain their quality as they control every step of the production, filtering, and manufacturing processes.

Third-party labs test all of their products and report whether they’re as potent, pure, and safe for consumption as CBDistillery claims.

Source of Hemp – Colorado, U.S.A

Type of extract –

Full-spectrum CBD extract

THC-free Isolates

Broad-spectrum CBD extract

Flavors –

THC-free Isolates – Flavorless

Full-spectrum CBD extracts – Natural flavoring

Ingredients Used –

CBD Isolates

Fractionated coconut oil

CBD from hemp extract

Full-spectrum CBD oil

Fractionated coconut oil

Full-spectrum CBD hemp extract

Lab Testing –

Botanacor Services – CBD isolates

ProVerde Labs – Full-spectrum CBD

Shipping Policy – Free shipping across the U.S. no minimum order value

Refund and Return Policy – 60-day money-back guarantee valid only on first-time purchases made online. The company strongly encourages all users to try their products for at least two weeks before they put in a return or refund request.

Website – The website is very easy to browse and can be navigated through with considerable ease. The layout is quite simple and appealing.

=> Visit the Official Website of CBDistillery for the Best Discount

#4. NuLeaf Naturals – Most Potent Full Spectrum

Brand Overview

It has various options regarding product size and CBD concentration

It contains the highest-quality full-spectrum CBD extracts

It’s very easy to determine dosage requirements with these products

NuLeaf Naturals was one of the first brands to venture into the world of CBD-based products. This brand only produces CBD oil tinctures, no other CBD products.

This company was established in the year 2014 when the use of CBD was approved by the FDA. From then on, they decided to conduct adequate research on finding the best techniques to produce quality CBD products.

They ensure that their hemp is grown on farms that are free of any pesticides, insecticides, and other chemical-infested solvents. Also, their CBD is completely non-GMO. These claims have been verified by external testers and the results are available online.

Their sophisticated methods of production and advanced research have allowed them to be one of the leading CBD oil producers in the U.S. today for treating the anxiety. They use genetic engineering to ensure their CBD strains are especially powerful.

Source of Hemp – Colorado, U.S.A

Type of extract – Full-spectrum CBD extract

Flavors –

None (Natural)

Ingredients Used –

Organic hemp oil

Lab Testing – ProVerde Labs

Shipping Policy – Free shipping across the U.S. in 2-3 business days and express shipping in 1-2 days

Refund and Return Policy – 30-day money-back guarantee on new, unused, and sealed products, the shipping cost of which is to be paid by customers

Website – The website has all industry-related information and updates which will benefit new and experienced CBD users alike.

=> Visit the Official Website of NuLeaf Naturals for the Best Discount

#5. Joy Organics – Best THC-Free

Brand Overview

It has one of the largest varieties of broad-spectrum CBD products available today

It uses the most advanced nanotechnology for quality products

It has many options for CBD potencies, flavors, etc. to choose from

Is priced between $0.08 – $0.13 per mg

This brand sells a wide range of CBD blends, all of which are completely THC-free. They have both broad-spectrum, and CBD isolates available in stores.

The expert who created this brand firmly believed in the soothing, healing properties of CBD. She truly believed that CBD had helped her find relief from anxiety and chronic pain.

To share her passion for CBD products with the world, she created Joy Organics which is easily one of the most reputed brands in the CBD industry today.

Joy and her husband, Todd Smith, are very particular about the THC content in their products. They make sure that all of their products are completely THC-free as they want CBD to be accessible to users of all medical backgrounds.

This company uses only good quality industrial hemp that’s grown on expertly supervised organic farms. This hemp is processed through advanced techniques that remove all traces of THC from it. The removal of THC results in the CBD having soothing effects among users without making them feel high or intoxicated.

Joy Organics tests all their products both in their labs and using third-party testers as well. This helps boost confidence among users regarding the quality and authenticity of their ingredients and products.

Source of Hemp – Colorado, U.S.A

Type of extract – Broad-spectrum CBD extract

Flavors –

Natural

Summer Lemon

Orange Bliss

Tranquil Bliss

Ingredients Used –

Natural hemp extracts

Humulene

Myrcene

Caryophyllene

Peppermint Essential Oil

Tranquil Mint

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp

Summer Lemon

Orange Bliss

Lemon Essential Oil

MCT

Orange Essential Oil

Lab Testing – This brand uses many different labs to test their products which vary depending on the type of extract in question. Some of these labs are as follows:

Cloud Laboratories

Green Scientific Laboratories

PIXIS Laboratories

Botanacor Services

PhytaTech Metrics and Solutions

Shipping Policy – Free shipping on all orders with no specifications or order size or price

Refund and Return Policy – 30-day money-back guarantee subject to customer satisfaction

Website – Informative, professionally-designed website that allows users to browse and purchase products quickly. Even those users who aren’t very tech-savvy will find this website easy and convenient to use.

=> Visit the Official Website of Joy Organics for the Best Discount

How to Choose CBD Oil for Anxiety?

There are a few factors you will need to bear in mind while choosing the best CBD to help with anxiety. You’ll need to evaluate each of these carefully to choose the oil that meets your requirements the best.

• Source of Hemp – The hemp extract used in making the CBD oil greatly determines the quality of the product you’ll be using. The best hemp is grown in farmlands in Europe or the U.S.

The state of Colorado, in particular, is famed for growing the highest quality hemp extracts. The hemp grown on the farms here is monitored constantly in carefully controlled environments.

This hemp is safe, potent, and GMO-free.

The low levels of THC they contain make them safe for consumption across people with varying medical conditions. The THC content in the hemp is required to be below 0.3%.

• Types of Extract – The CBD content in a hemp extract determines the type of CBD extract it’ll make. There are mainly three types of CBD extract: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate.

Full-spectrum extracts contain some amount of THC, which is always below 0.3%. Broad-spectrum blends, on the other hand, contain only natural CBD extracts. CBD isolates are so named because they don’t contain only plant extracts, only CBD.

• Potency – The potency of a CBD product determines its efficacy. It’d measured in mg and most CBD product manufacturers mention the potency on the packaging. The more potent a product is, the more effective it’ll be in treating anxiety.

Those who are new to the world of CBD products should take it slow and start with products that have lower potency.

• Size – CBD oils come in different sized bottles that allow users to choose the right one based on their dosage requirements. The average size of a CBD oil product ranges from 15 ml to 60 ml.

• Flavor – Most CBD product brands offer you a choice of at least three flavors. These flavors have unique tastes and aromas that are designed to appeal to the senses of users.

A quality flavor can help elevate a user’s experience with using CBD oil. This is especially true for those suffering from anxiety or depression and needs something to stimulate their senses.

Since it’s hard to determine which flavor will appeal to users, reputed brands experiment with a variety of ingredients to produce the best options.

• Ingredients Used – The ingredients used in making these products determine the overall effects on your system. The quality of the ingredients used in the oil makes a difference as well. The best products have natural, organic ingredients.

• Testing Results – The best CBD product manufacturers hire third-party testers to ensure their products are of the highest quality and adhere to FDA regulations.

The independent labs that conduct the testing ensure that the products are safe and as potent as they claim to be. The brands that use external testers publish the results on their website.

• Brand Trustworthiness – The best brands in the CBD business are those that have the most satisfied customers. You can usually tell how well-loved a brand is by reviewing the customer feedback posted on their website and other online forums.

• Availability of Information – An accurate measure of a good brand is how willing they are to share information with their consumers. A reputed brand is never hesitant to reveal their business practices and processes involved with growing, extracting, manufacturing, and packaging their products.

They should also reveal the exact ingredients contained in their products and the quantities in which they’re present. Furthermore, the most transparent brands are those that use independent external testers to verify their claims.

• Customer Support Services – The quality of a company’s customer support services is as important as the quality of the products they sell. A satisfied customer is one who can reach out to a representative when they have queries regarding the product they’ve purchased or wished to purchase.

• Brand Policies – A company’s policy regarding the shipping, refund, return and exchange of their products can be the highlight of a user’s shopping experience. If a customer can return or exchange a product, they’re not happy within a convenient manner, and they’re likely to be more satisfied with their overall shopping experience.

• Website – If a brand’s main website is user-friendly and easy to navigate, customers of all ages will be able to access products through it. Ideally, the company website should also contain information on their business practices, testing, etc.

Few top-notch brands even feature information on industry practices, FDA regulations, and much more. If a customer can acquire sufficient information via a company’s website, they’ll be able to have an enjoyable shopping experience. At the very least, a website should contain basic information on the brand’s products, availability, and pricing.

The checkout and payment options offered by a website should be easily accessible as well.

How We Came Up with This List of CBD Oils For Anxiety?

Several factors are taken into account when choosing the right CBD oil to ease anxiety and depression. Since CBD hasn’t been legal for all that long (less than a decade), users are still hesitant to trust brands that produce it.

It’s always safer to purchase from reputed brands that have proven their worth in the market over the years. Experienced users may be able to tell the difference between good-quality CBD products and sub-standard ones, but the same can’t be said for new users.

When it comes to finding the right CBD oil to treat anxiety, many users struggle to choose as they don’t know what parameters they should be looking for. Anxiety can be a tricky condition to cure as its severity cannot be estimated in any definite terms.

The main factors that we took into account when choosing our top 5 picks for the best CBD oil are as follows:

We listened to the opinions and recommendations of experts in the industry. We reviewed reports from a variety of testers, researchers, and doctors to truly understand the effects of CBD on anxiety.

These individuals have adequate experience in the world of CBD and mental health which qualifies their opinions of being reliable and sound.

We went through thousands of user reviews to determine which brands were the most consistent and trustworthy. We found these reviews on the brands' official websites, third-party sellers, and customer review forums.

In doing so, we could adequately gauge the general customer sentiment towards these brands.

We conducted a survey asking users to let us know of their experiences with the products we’ve reviewed above.

We went through the brands’ websites and all the information related to the products and services they had provided there. This information included reports from labs and researchers who had vouched for the authenticity of the brands’ products.

We tested over a dozen CBD brands and weighed the pros and cons of each product to bring you only the best 5 options we were able to find. We found these 5 brands to be the best in terms of potency, safety, variety, and pricing.

The Effect of CBD Oil on Treating Anxiety

Anxiety is not as rare an illness as it was believed to be before the more advancement in medicine. It can be a difficult condition to live with and affect an individual’s personal and professional life.

Since anxiety is not always easy to diagnose, it’s not exactly easy to cure either. Healthcare providers usually try out various combinations to help treat anxiety. This can be quite a draining process for a person being treated as they may be unable to find relief in such a scenario despite seeking professional help.

Since our body contains an ECS (Endocannabinoid system), our physiological functions such as pain, sleep, and mental balance are controlled through it. Your body’s ECS naturally produces cannabinoids but may need an external dosage of plant-based CBD now and then.

CBD derived from plants has more or less the same effects on our bodies as our natural endocannabinoid does. This is why using external sources of CBD has been quite effective for centuries in treating anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

CBD products that don’t contain THC at all or contain a very small quantity of it are found to be the most effective in treating anxiety and depression. THC can leave users feeling intoxicated or high, so they are best avoided for those with anxiety.

Out of all the CBD products that are available out there, CBD oil is found to be the best option for treating anxiety as it has little to no adverse side effects.

How CBD Oil Works For Anxiety?

If you orally ingest CBD oil, it finds its way to the sublingual glands located under your tongue. From here, it gets absorbed into your bloodstream, followed by your ECS. Once it reaches your ECS, it attaches itself to the CBD and non-CBD receptors to control your body’s responses to pain and stress.

There’s more than one type of anxiety disorder and understanding which one you suffer one could be the key to treating it.

A few of these disorders are as follows:

• GAD or Generalized Anxiety Disorder – If you continually feel anxious or stressed without being able to pinpoint any specific reason, this is the disorder you suffer from.

An individual is diagnosed as having GAD if they suffer this condition for about six months to a year.

• Phobias – A phobia is an extreme, often irrational fear of something. There are various types of phobias and they include everything from fear of objects and locations to animals and behaviors.

• OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – OCD is one of the most irrational and severe anxiety disorders to exist. In OCD, an affected person performs a series of actions in a specific order to drive away stress.

• Panic Disorder – Panic attacks can be quite severe and can cause dizziness, nausea, chest pain, and even fainting. Frequent bouts of panic attacks can be quite dangerous and those suffering from this condition should seek immediate help.

• Social Anxiety – This is one of the most common types of anxiety disorders. It includes fear of social interactions, fear of being judged, fear of speaking in public, etc.

• PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD is suffered by those who have gone through extremely traumatic experiences and are trying to deal with their aftermath. It causes mental instability and can lead to violent or generally irrational behavior.

Why Is CBD Better Than Other Types of Medication?

CBD can be more effective than other types of medication as it doesn’t have many side effects. Traditional medication may have faster effects on your system, but their side effects can be quite harmful in the long run.

The drugs recommended by doctors follow different routes in your body as compared to CBD.

How Does CBD Work?

CBD differs from other types of medication and works in the following ways:

CBD does not cause dependency among users

CBD does not promote addictive behaviors

CBD is not an intoxicating substance, unlike marijuana and other drugs

CBD does not build up drug tolerance in your body, and its effects remain constant

CBD does not interact with nerve receptors and has psychoactive effects on your body. It does not upset your body’s natural chemical balance either.

Scientific Proof on The Relationship Between CBD and Anxiety

In this section, we’ll be discussing the evidence related to the effects of CBD on anxiety. This is not to be confused with medical marijuana which is quite different from CBD.

The main differences between CBD and medical marijuana are as follows:

CBD consumption does not make you feel high whereas medical marijuana does

CBD either contains no THC or THC below 0.3%. The same cannot be said for medical marijuana which exceeds this limit.

Unlike CBD, using medical marijuana can worsen mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.

Medical marijuana is safe for consumption only when recommended and supervised by a medical practitioner.

Studies That Show How CBD Works On Anxiety

Some time ago, the Permanente Journal published a report that showed 79% of all participants found that their anxiety had reduced after using CBD.

A 2015 study showed the benefits of CBD in treating various anxiety disorders. According to this study, CBD, when taken in a controlled dose, can reduce heart rate and blood pressure.

Harvard University, too had published a report which stated that CBD is quite beneficial to those suffering from anxiety and other mental illnesses. The report cited various official sources that agreed with the same.

An 8-week study carried out in 2018 made an in-depth analysis of the relationship between anxiety, inflammation, and CBD. The reports showed promising results in helping soothe symptoms of anxiety.

A detailed report published in 2019 was based on 6 trials that sought to analyze the role of CBD in treating generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety. The use of CBD on the test subjects showed reduced stress levels.

How CBD Oil Can Be Used to Treat Anxiety?

There are various ways to administer CBD through oils, capsules, edibles, powders, crystals, and more. In other words, CBD is available in both solid and fluid form.

Since we’ve discussed CBD oil throughout this article, we’ll discuss a few ways in which you can use it to treat anxiety.

The Best Methods of Using CBD Oil for Anxiety

• Edibles – CBD oil used can be added to gel capsules and other edibles such as candies which allow for oral consumption.

• Sprays and Tinctures – CBD oil available in this form can be applied under the tongue so that it can be absorbed by the sublingual glands.

• Vape – CBD oil or E-liquids can be inhaled which increases its bioavailability. This method of administration is not recommended for those who have pulmonary ailments.

What’s the Ideal CBD Dosage to Treat Anxiety?

Since the effects of CBD vary from person to person, it can be difficult to determine the ideal dosage. Be that as it may, it does not require a particularly large dose of CBD to treat anxiety.

Your body’s natural chemical balance determined by your ECS plays a major role here too.

Other important factors that can determine the effects of CBD on anxiety are:

Age of the individual

Gender

Body type and weight

The seriousness of the condition

Type of anxiety disorder

Method of using CBD

The body’s natural chemical balance

The body’s ability to absorb CBD

Even though there’s no definite answer to this as yet, it’s been broadly estimated that doses ranging from 2.85 to 50 mg a day of CBD can help relieve anxiety.

In Conclusion: Which is the Best Brand of CBD Oil For Anxiety?

Dealing with anxiety can be challenging at the best of times and a downright pain at others. Those who suffer from it are often unable to find the right medication to help them deal with it effectively.

In such a scenario, it’s hardly surprising that they look for alternatives to traditional medicine or therapy. This is where CBD oil comes in. CBD oil can be used to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental conditions.

It doesn’t have any significant side effects and can be used regularly without fear of dependency or addiction. Though there’s still not enough evidence to cement CBD brands’ claims that it can cure anxiety, the research has been promising.

Also, since the sale of CBD is legal now, more and more wellness brands are jumping into the fray to supply users with CBD products. This increase in competition is beneficial for users as they get a wider choice of products at affordable prices.

The brands that we’ve reviewed in this article are completely above suspicion in terms of their safety, authenticity, and quality. However, we strongly recommend you consult a healthcare provider before you start using CBD in case you’re suffering from any medical condition since each and everyone of us is different. Although what we found through our experiences is that the most effective ones for us are FABCBD and Cheef Botanicals.


Headset: US Cannabis Sales to Reach $28 Billion in 2022 – THCnet

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Cannabis data and analytics company Headset predicts that U.S. cannabis sales will eclipse $28 billion next year.

According to the firm, which this week announced the launch of a comprehensive long-term forecast for the U.S. and Canadian markets, U.S. cannabis sales are expected to grow around 24% in each of the next two years.

In 2021, Headset expects U.S. cannabis sales to reach $22.7 billion, up from $18.5 billion last year.

The firm’s estimates include New York, New Jersey, and Arizona, which recently legalized adult-use cannabis. Of those three states, only dispensaries in Arizona are currently selling recreational marijuana.

Meanwhile, in Canada, sales are expected to grow 54.6% and reach $4 billion this year. In 2022, Canadian cannabis sales could grow 32% and hit $5.3 billion, the company said.

Headset’s forecasts include 13 Canadian provinces and 36 U.S. states and jurisdictions, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, where it currently collects data.

Drilling down, Headset said it expects U.S. sales of marijuana flower to approach $15 billion in 2022, compared to $3 billion in Canada. Vapes, concentrates, edibles and pre-rolls are the next largest categories.

Combined, all five categories will account for nearly 96% of cannabis sales in 2022, with beverages, capsules, topicals, and tinctures competing for the remaining 4%.

Headset said it plans to update its long-term market forecast — which looks out as far as 24 months — on a quarterly basis. An updated report is expected to hit in July.

Download the full report on the Headset website.

Additional insights are included in the news release below.

SEATTLE — Headset, the leading provider of data and analytics to the cannabis industry, announced today the launch of a long-term forecast for the U.S. and Canadian markets with category and top-level data to be updated at the end of each quarter. The comprehensive forecasts provide legal cannabis market participants and observers with valuable insights into the world’s largest and fastest-growing cannabis markets.

The U.S. and Canada market forecasts will encompass all jurisdictions with any level of legalization across recreational and medical markets. The data will always incorporate the previous, current and following calendar years and be presented in aggregate for each calendar year. With Headset’s new methodology, forecasts will cover at least five quarters (15 months) and at most eight quarters (24 months).

To date, key insights from the Overall Market View reveal:

  • Both the U.S. and Canada markets are forecast to grow through 2021 and into 2022
  • Canadian cannabis sales will reach $4B this year, significantly lower than the U.S. market’s projected $23B in annual sales
  • Canada’s cannabis market is expected to grow twice as fast as the U.S. market between 2020 and 2021 and almost three times faster from 2021 to 2022

Headset’s category market view focuses on each country separately, providing insights into the individual market structures and predictions for how trends in each category might develop going forward. All forecasts are dependent on current levels of legalization and regulations, which are subject to change. 

To date, key insights from the Category Market View reveal:

  • In the U.S., flower accounts for a majority of total annual sales, reaching roughly $11B in 2021 with projected growth to $12B in 2022
  • Although flower is the most popular product category in both markets, vapor pens, edibles and concentrates hold more market share in the U.S. than they do in Canada across 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • In both markets, concentrates and edibles are estimated to have slightly larger market shares in 2022 at the expense of flower and pre-rolls
  • Between 2020 and 2021, flower represented 50% of the total sales volume growth in the U.S. but will contribute less than 40% from 2021 to 2022. 
  • Flower share in the Canadian market will fall slightly in 2021, from 57.6% in 2020 to 54.2%, but remain stable in 2022.
  • Pre-roll sales will contribute approximately 20% to Canada’s total sales volume growth in 2022 for a 2% increase from the prior year

To download the full report, visit https://www.headset.io/industry-reports/cannabis-market-projections-for-us-canada-april-2021 

About Headset:

Headset is a data analytics company in the cannabis industry with a mission to help businesses make better-informed decisions through data. Headset focuses on collecting and analyzing consumer transaction information. Headset’s models and dashboards help cannabis retailers better optimize their day-to-day operations. In addition, product manufacturers, processors and distributors leverage the aggregated, standardized and anonymized receipt-level sales data in real-time to identify trends and opportunities, stay competitive and collaborate with retail customers. Learn more at https://www.headset.io/.

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People have various health problems today. The life of every person is changing these days because of changes in food habits and daily schedule. Problems such as stress, depression, and tension have changed our personal and professional lives extremely. There is one effective solution for these problems. It is Cannabidiol. CBD products are gaining popularity in numerous parts of the world.

There are endless benefits of CBD products. They do not only treat physical problems but also cure mental disorders. If you want a genuine CBD product, pick Smilz CBD Broad Spectrum Gummies. It is one of the best CBD products that many customers use to get relief from body pain and stress.

Please Note: If you want to buy other products of Smilz CBD, then buying options of Smilz CBD Oil, Delta-8 Gummies & CBD Full Spectrum Softgel is at the bottom of the article.

What are Smilz CBD Gummies?

The name of this product suggests that it contains CBD. Smilz CBD Gummies may help in reducing chronic pain in the body. They may give instant relief from mental problems such as stress, anxiety, and depression. Whether it is students or employees, anyone can consume these gummies to get a healthy body and mind. Containing natural ingredients, Smilz CBD Gummies may not harm your skin or body.

Key Ingredients of Smilz CBD Gummies

Smilz CBD Gummies may contain all the natural ingredients such as extracts of plants and herbs. The key ingredients of these gummies are extracts of hemp plants, Aloe Vera, and some herbal extracts. Medical teams and health experts test every ingredient of this product in the labs.

This product is free of chemicals, flavors, colors, artificial preservatives, dangerous compounds, and gluten. Chewing Smilz CBD Broad Spectrum Gummies may not cause side effects in the body, such as migraines, insomnia, and headaches.

The manufacturing process of the product takes place in clean conditions. They are safe to consume for a long time. Good doctors and health experts also suggest taking these gummies for a long time.

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How does this product work in the body?

The pain of the body is common in people these days. Many teens suffer from back pain, neck ache, and joint pain. The common reasons for body pain are continuous workload, pressure on the body, and so on. Smilz CBD Gummies may help in curing intense pain in the body. They may cure hand or leg pain within some days.

Consuming these gummies may cure headaches and stress. They may make your body more flexible and elastic. Smilz CBD Gummies may work in the body from within. They may act as neurotransmitters to treat anxiety, pain, and depression. These CBD gummies may work faster than other products. They may give instant relief from back pain, neck ache, and body pain.

In addition to that, this CBD product may make you feel energetic for the full day. It may reduce tiredness and fatigue in the body. You will wake up fresh every morning after taking Smilz CBD Gummies.

Advantages of Chewing Smilz CBD Gummies

Smilz CBD Broad Spectrum Gummies contain cannabinoids that give many benefits to the body. There are many benefits of these CBD gummies, such as:

1. Improves Mental Health

These CBD gummies may boost mental focus and increase concentration levels. They may give a sharper mind and better memory. People who consume Smilz CBD Gummies regularly may remain alert all the time at home, gym or office. They may also help the students to remember the notes and important theories before the exam. Better mental focus may improve your personal and professional life.

2. Good Sleep

The young generation, especially students, complain that they cannot sleep at night due to stress. There are many other causes of sleeplessness, such as anxiety, depression, and tension. Smilz CBD Gummies may give relief from sleeplessness. They may relax your mind and give you a better quality of sleep. You will also get relief from insomnia and anxiety after chewing these gummies. One may get up fresh every morning with the regular consumption of these CBD gummies. Moreover, this CBD product may help to improve sleep quality.

3. Reduces Chronic Pain

Pain in the body has a large impact on your daily life. It causes discomfort in the body while working on laptops or doing home chores. These CBD Gummies may give relief from chronic body pain and inflammation. They may cure the pain of the hands, legs, neck, back, and joints. People with problems such as Arthritis and joint distress can use Smilz CBD Gummies regularly. You may get flexibility in the body after consuming these Gummies.

4. Better Cognitive Functions

The natural ingredients of these gummies may help to get mental clarity. They may increase mental focus and improve cognitive functions. You can remember even the small details of the work with the regular intake of Smilz CBD Gummies. This product may decrease the deterioration of cells of the mind. It may also increase memory and improve the quality of work at home and office. You may get a sharper mind after taking these CBD gummies.

5. Cures Joint Diseases

Smilz CBD Gummies may help to cure joint pain. They may reduce the pain of the joints and cure Rheumatism and Arthritis. You may get flexibility in the joints. You can walk freely with flexible joints. Apart from that, the flexible body may also help to do other physical activities such as cleaning the home, jogging, and so on.

6. Improves Mood

Plant extracts and herbal items of Smilz CBD Broad Spectrum Gummies may help to improve mood hormones. They may give mental relaxation and comfort in the body. You may feel good after chewing these CBD gummies. This natural CBD product may reduce stress and tension.

7. Makes You Feel Younger

People who consume Smilz CBD Gummies regularly may look younger than their age. They may also help in curing skin disorders such as acne and pimples. One may look beautiful with the regular consumption of these CBD gummies. They may give clear and flawless skin within a few weeks.

8. Improves Immune System

Extracts of hemp plants may help to make your immune stronger and healthier. They may remove impurities of the body and toxins. You may get more resistance power in the body to fight against viruses, infection, and diseases. You may not feel tired or drained after consuming these gummies.

9. Brings Down BP Levels

Smilz CBD gummy bears may help in reducing high BP levels. They may reduce the risk of brain stroke, heart diseases, and other cardiovascular disorders. One may also get relief from Type-2 Diabetes.

10. Cures Brain Disorders

Brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease can affect your life negatively. Consuming CBD gummies may help to cure these brain disorders within a few weeks. You may get better memory and a sharper brain after consuming Smilz CBD Gummies.

11. Scientifically Proven CBD Product

Many CBD products are found today in the market. But not all products have safe ingredients. Smilz CBD Broad Spectrum Gummies may contain extracts of pure hemp plants and other herbs. Every ingredient of this product is tested in the labs by medical teams. These CBD gummies may not cause ill effects in the body. It is a recommended CBD product by good doctors and health experts.

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Research Studies on Smilz CBD Gummies

Many universities and medical schools research Smilz CBD Gummies. Health experts have done a deep study on the ingredients and composition of this product. According to the study done by Harvard Medical School, these gummies contain Cannabidiol. It is one of the best elements for the body. Cannabidiol helps in reducing inflammation and neuropathic pain. The study also shows that CBD treats childhood epilepsy syndromes.

In addition to that, the studies show that Cannabidiol helps in curing Arthritis, insomnia, and anxiety. It also reduces fatigue and tiredness in the body. Cannabidiol helps in treating various sleep disorders and improves sleep quality.

Do Smilz CBD Gummies have side effects?

As Smilz CBD Gummies are made from natural ingredients, you may not experience any side effects in the body. Medical practitioners suggest taking 1 gummy every day. Do not exceed the dose by 1 gummy per day. Taking these CBD gummies in excess quantity may make you feel high.

Consuming more than 1 gummy may cause side effects such as vomiting or drowsiness. It is necessary to follow the correct dose of Smilz CBD Gummies to get the best results. You can also ask your family doctor about the correct dose of these CBD gummies.

Disadvantages of Smilz CBD Gummies

Smilz CBD Gummies contain organic ingredients and natural elements. However, there are many disadvantages of Smilz CBD Gummies, such as:

  • This product is available only on the official website of the manufacturer.
  • Smilz CBD Gummies are not suitable for people below 18 years of age.
  • Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not consume this product.
  • The results of this product vary in different people.
  • The stock of Smilz CBD Gummies 300mg is limited on the official site of the manufacturer.
  • People with Type-2 Diabetes, hypertension, BP, heart diseases, and brain disease must not consume these CBD gummies.
  • You should not consume these gummies with other medicines, capsules, or supplements.
  • Taking more than 1 capsule may cause headaches, migraines, and insomnia.

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How to consume Smilz CBD Gummies?

You should consume 1 gummy daily with water, juice, or tea. You can also consume Smilz CBD Gummies with smoothies, milkshakes, and other beverages. Do not increase the dosage by 1 gummy in any case. Increasing doses will cause side effects such as migraines and vomiting.

If you want the best results of Smilz CBD Gummies, consume healthy foods while taking these gummies. You can consume foods such as fresh salads, fruits, green veggies, cereals, fish, eggs, and milk. Apart from that, you can also consume sandwiches and oats. These foods boost the stamina of the body. They also make you energetic for the full day at home, park, office, or gym.

In addition to that, you can do some physical exercises such as walking, running, jogging, swimming and cycling. You can also do yoga regularly to gain an energetic body.

There are some important things to remember while taking Smilz CBD Gummies. You must not drink alcohol or smoke while taking these capsules. You should avoid taking drugs or caffeine along with these gummies.

Additionally, these gummies should be consumed alone. You must not consume other medications or weight loss products with Smilz CBD Gummies. Taking other medications might cause ill effects in the body.

If you get any side effects after consuming Smilz CBD Gummies, consult a physician. If the ill effects are more severe, you must visit the nearest hospital immediately.

Where to Buy Smilz CBD Gummies?

Smilz CBD Broad Spectrum Gummies are sold only on the official website of the manufacturer. They are not sold in any local store, online marketplace, or shop. The process to order this product from the official site is very simple. You have to follow the below steps to order Smilz CBD Gummies online:

1. The first step is to go to the official website of the manufacturer.

2. Then, you have to fill an online form on the site by doing registration. In the form, you have to write your name, address, email ID, Phone number, city, state with zip code.

3. The next step is to add the number of products to the cart.

4. Now, you have to select the payment method to make payment for the product. You can pay by cash, credit card, debit card, or other modes.

After making payment, you will receive the delivery of Smilz CBD Gummies within 2 to 4 business days. This product is available only in the United States of America. It is a legal product in all 50 states of the United States of America.

The manufacturer of Smilz CBD Gummies gives a money-back guarantee of 90 days. You can try this product for few days. If you do not get desired results, you can return the product to the manufacturer. You will also get a full refund on the return of the product.

Additional Opt-in Products of Smilz CBD (Must Check)

  1. Smilz Delta-8 Gummies Blueberry Cubes, if purchased, will be shipped within 24 hours and arrive within 5-7 business days. You are ordering a 30 day supply and will be charged $34.89 (+ free S&H) for the product you receive. This purchase is backed by a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If at some point you choose to cancel this purchase, call customer service at 424-210-9207 anytime between 9am to 5pm MST Monday-Friday.
  2. Smilz CBD Full Spectrum Softgels, if purchased, will be shipped within 24 hours and arrive within 5-7 business days. You are ordering a 30 day supply and will be charged $34.97 (+ free S&H) for the product you receive. This purchase is backed by a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If at some point you choose to cancel this purchase, call customer service at 424-210-9207 anytime between 9am to 5pm MST Monday-Friday.
  3. Smilz Full Spectrum CBD Oil, if purchased, will be shipped within 24 hours and arrive within 5-7 business days. You are ordering a 30 day supply and will be charged $34.80 (+ free S&H) for the product you receive. This purchase is backed by a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If at some point you choose to cancel this purchase, call customer service at 424-210-9207 anytime between 9am to 5pm MST Monday-Friday.

Contact Details: Smilz CBD

Official Website: https//smilz-gummies.com/

424-210-9207

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