This 2 Ounce CBD Shot Brings the Chill – The Daily Beast

Homeostasis is that rare condition in which you are at perfect balance; you are in homeostatic balance when you are calm, alert, well-rested, free of stress, not hungry, not angry, and you are in good healthIn other words, homeostatic equilibrium is akin to catching lightning in a jar. But if you trade in that lightning jar of yours for a little aluminum can loaded with two ounces of Relax Shot drink from BGreat, you just might get a notch or two closer to that elusive homeostatic state. And you’ll definitely fall asleep faster, which is the next best thing to homeostasis anyway.

Each Relax Shot has 20 milligrams of full spectrum hemp extract (as opposed to the CBD isolate found in many similar products) along with lavender water, melatonin, acai berry extract, and a few other ingredients that work together to bring you nearer to that aforementioned state of chill. And seeing as I have tried a good dozen brands of edible CBD products at this point, I can say with confidence that this stuff works (and tastes) better than any similar product I know of.

But what is it doing, exactly? Simply put, it’s compensating for natural chemicals most of us lackThe human body has an endocannabinoid system with receptor sites all up and down the nervous system. Some of these receptors react to the cannabidiol (AKA CBD) in hemp to get you centered, an experience you might be missing out on if your body is not producing enough of those aforementioned natural chemicals on its own. 

So, the phytocannabinoids found in CBD products like the Relax Shot help bring the body nearer to that homeostatic equilibrium state. Within a few minutes of quaffing a little blue can of Relax Shot, I find myself feeling less hurried, better able to focus on a single task, and overall chilled out. This is an asset when, for example, I’m rushing to finish three different articles when I should be steadily working through one at a time. And it’s priceless when I find myself calmly nodding off at night instead of lying awake, thoughts rushing, until I almost inevitably get back out of bed for the second time.

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County treasurer’s concerns on cannabis initiative axed, but sheriff’s added to study – VC Star

Two top elected officials have expressed reservations about an initiative that would allow commercial production of marijuana in Ventura County, but the sheriff’s concerns made it into a voter study in the final hours while the tax collector’s were eliminated.

County Treasurer-Tax Collector Steven Hintz’s concerns about the financial risk were reported in the first version of the study posted for the Board of Supervisors’ consideration in late August.

Hintz has stated he is „unwilling to collect cannabis tax revenue or to deposit it into the general fund, as doing so could expose the county’s financial assets to seizure and subject county staff to federal criminal penalties,” said the study written by HdL Companies of Orange County.

Within hours, though, the document was taken off the board’s website the day before the supervisors’ Sept. 1 meeting. It was replaced late in the day with Hintz’s comments stricken and the sheriff’s concerns about a potential spike in crimes added.

Known impacts

The measure allows the commercial cultivation, processing and distribution of cannabis within the unincorporated area of Ventura County. Sales could be made between licensed distributors but the measure would not permit retail sales to the general public in the unincorporated area. 

Hintz’s comments were struck based on the advice of County Counsel Leroy Smith, said James Importante, a management analyst in the top administrative office for the county government.

Smith found that Hintz’s remarks were not permitted by law because they were speculative, rather than a statement of known impacts of the measure on the Nov. 3 ballot.  It’s unknown what federal law will say on the legality of marijuana by the time tax revenues need to be deposited in two years, Smith said. 

More: Study sees no significant harm from pot measure on November ballot

Under a California Supreme Court decision, governments cannot use taxpayer money to campaign for or against an initiative once it is ordered to the ballot, Smith said. 

„The report should be an objective statement of the facts that would lay out what the known impacts would be if the initiative was passed,” he said. „The report should not have commentary or argument or anything close to electioneering.”

By the time the 37-page, $21,500 study was issued publicly on Aug. 31, the board had already placed the measure on the ballot.

‚Important for public to know’

Hintz took no issue with Smith’s advice on removing argumentative language. But he was disappointed that comments were dropped about his unwillingness to accept cannabis tax revenues and deposit them into the county’s general fund, he said. 

„I think it would be important for the public to know that the treasurer will not do the things that the ordinance directs the treasurer to do,” he said.

Hintz said he sent several emails about his concerns to a retired county manager assisting with the study when the groundwork was being laid for the analysis.

Marijuana:  Oxnard council agrees to add cannabis retail permits, saves spots for local businesses

The Star requested copies of the exchange of emails between Hintz and former manager Chris Stephens as public records. Hintz was willing to release them if it was legal, but said he needed to get permission from Smith as the county’s legal counsel first.

Smith said the emails do not have to be disclosed because they were part of the deliberative process for the study. That is an allowed exemption to the state’s Public Records Act, but the law does not forbid disclosure.

Sheriff cites crime risk

The list of changes that Sheriff Bill Ayub recommended appear to have been added in their entirety to the report, based on a comparison of a memo that Ayub sent to the board and two versions of the study.

The recommendations came from a five-page memo to the board in which Ayub said the Sheriff’s Office anticipates a spike in robberies, burglaries, grand theft, embezzlement and fraud as well as violent crimes related to the commission of those crimes. He said it would be nearly impossible to track whether a legal business was dealing in stolen marijuana crops because the product is bought and sold in cash transactions.

He also said legalization had created a number of unforeseen problems when the commercial cultivation of cannabis was legalized in 2017 in Santa Barbara County. Included were the emergence of a substantial number of illegal cultivators who tried to give the appearance they were acting legally, he said.

At Ayub’s request, language was deleted that tied illegal sales of marijuana to the large percentage of the California market with no legal access. 

Capt. Brian Slominski, who oversees the sheriff’s narcotics bureau, said he recommended cutting that section because retail sales don’t relate to the cultivation of marijuana allowed in the measure. There is no shortage of cannabis in the legal dispensaries in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, based on conversations with representatives of those businesses, the sheriff’s memo said. 

Smith said he read Ayub’s memo but did not realize his suggestions had been incorporated into the study. Even so, he said he did not see any legal problems because the sheriff’s comments were more factual in nature and reflected data.

Last-day changes

The firm added the sheriff’s changes to the report the day before the Sept. 1 board meeting at the request of officials in the Office of County Executive Officer Mike Powers, according to Importante.

Importante along with Powers and Assistant Executive Officer Mike Pettit decided the revision was appropriate because the board had directed that the views of the sheriff’s office on public safety be included, Importante said.  

Supervisors directed that the study evaluate the impact on land use and incorporate the findings of four county agencies, not including the tax collector.The sheriff was asked to comment on the impact on public safety, the agricultural commissioner on the effect on the agricultural industry, the CEO’s office on the fiscal impact on the county government’s funds and property values, and the Resource Management Agency on the impact on a new 20-year land-use and environmental plan.

Mark Lovelace, senior adviser at HdL, said the earlier language he drafted was revised after additional information came in from the sheriff’s office. The final report noted that the section on public safety came from the Sheriff’s Office, while the earlier version said it had been prepared with the office’s input.

„Because of the short timeframe for making final edits, it was easiest to just substitute the section as provided by the (sheriff’s office,)” Lovelace said.

The consultant put a footnote in the study to show that the Sheriff’s Office had provided the public safety section, but did not change the firm’s basic finding that there would be no significant impact on crime.

Under what’s called Measure O, up to 500 acres would be allowed for cultivation and 100 acres for propagation of seedlings within indoor facilities in agricultural and certain industrial areas if the measure passes. But the study showed only 220 acres or a third of that amount would actually take place because of the restrictions in the measure and existing land use. 

The turnaround for the cannabis study was just a month, much shorter than normal, but the board wanted it delivered by Sept. 1. Supervisors pushed for quick delivery because vote-by-mail ballots go out starting Oct. 5 for the Nov. 3 election.

Lovelace said he had prepared a number of analyses on ballot initiatives for other counties, and that it is just the reality of trying to produce such a comprehensive report within 30 days that there will always be some last-minute editing. 

The study is posted on at under the supervisors’ Sept. 1 meeting.

Election 2020

Ballots: Most Ventura County voters will receive their ballots the week of Oct. 5. If not received by Oct. 16, voters should contact the elections office and request a second ballot be mailed. 

Deadline to register: Online by Oct. 19 and in-person only Oct. 20 to Nov. 3.

When to vote: Mail in ballots by Election Day or vote in person Oct. 31-Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 47 polling stations. Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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5 Things To Know Before Buying High-End CBD Wellness Products – SF Weekly

CBD is claiming popularity in the world of health and wellness. Believe it or not, the industry based on cannabidiol is growing at this moment. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of many chemical compounds known as the cannabinoids which is extracted from the buds and flowers of Cannabis Sativa.

Unlike its controversial contemporary, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) doesn’t have the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis that makes one feel high. Instead, it has plenty of health and wellness benefits that include lowering pain, anxiety, depression, and cancer-related symptoms. 

Many high-end CBD wellness products act as wellness multi-tasker.

Cannabidiol has become an international wellbeing panacea, and it has been in news and business in California since the year 2018. You can very well call this a global rescue remedy.

Found in many forms

There are many CBD infused goods from tinctures, syrups, and capsules and to be very specific about the protein powders, vape pens, and face masks. With so many products and manufacturers, it may be very confusing to decide what to choose. So, here we take you into more details so that you can be informed before purchasing.

So what to consider when you select a CBD product?

1. The reason for purchase

CBD can be used for many purposes, like reducing pain, anxiety, depression, and fighting insomnia.

So when you buy CBD products, you should know the reason for taking the supplement. For insomnia, you will need full-spectrum CBD oil, for medication against pain, you will have to buy balm, cream, or gel. For treating digestive issues, edibles and pills are a better choice.

2. Lifestyle

The place and time of intake of CBD is an essential determiner. If you want to use CBD daily in the morning or evening, then you must avail oils, tinctures, or syrups. Whereas, if you have to travel or commute, then edibles, tablets, or capsules will be a better choice as you can carry them without spillage.

3. Onset Time

Certain medical conditions need immediate treatment, so then you have to go for products that act fast, mostly inhalable and can range from vaporizers, vape pens to atomizer inhalers. You can opt for disposable vape pens for benefit.

CBD orbs, capsules, tablets, and other ingested products, take time to be absorbed in the bloodstream, so it is to be taken if you want to experience CBD advantages for a longer time.

While intake of CBD oil in the diet, the onset time is not a determiner but the availability of products as edibles or tinctures.

4. Formulation

This is another important factor based on which you must make your purchase. It comes in three forms:

CBD isolates: it is crystal form with 99% purity.

Full-spectrum: It has CBD and additional components like a small amount of THC, aromatic terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids.

Broad-spectrum: It has a huge amount of cannabinoids and nutrients without THC.

5. Concentration and dosage

As a starter, it is good, to begin with, a small dose and gradually increase the dosage. It is advised to start with a product of lesser potency until you can determine what concentration would suit you best.

CBD oils are the perfect products to start with. Also, capsules have a pre-measured CBD dosage that can help you to do away with daily dosage calculation. Remember that dosage measurement is difficult when you want to inhale CBD. 


You will find plenty of high-end CBD wellness products differing in concentration, formulation, and form. Also, there are various determiners like body weight, composition, and your purpose to decide how much CBD will work for you.

It is always wise to take expert suggestions in the beginning and whenever any confusion.

Medical Marijuana Business Sues Traverse City over Recreational Cannabis License Rules – 9&10 News

A medical marijuana business is suing Traverse City after city leaders approved regulations that will only allow for four adult-use facilities whose licenses will be granted based on a scored criteria rubric.

Traverse City currently has 13 medical marijuana establishments, which means only four of them will be able to also sell to a recreational audience.

The city will favor recreational license applicants who invest in their community, use green energy and provide benefits for their employees. They also will favor applicants who build up housing on their lot. The full list of their criteria is listed here.

Leoni Wellness LLC licensed Puff Cannabis on Garfield, and their lawyer says the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act makes it illegal for any municipalities to stop medical and adult use licenses from co-locating. They also argue that these added requirements make the businesses incur more costs to gamble on getting a recreational license.

“They really have instituted some onerous requirements,” said attorney Joslin Monahan. “[Medical marijuana businesses] invested significantly into Traverse City and now we’re going to have to be forced to compete and spend a ton of money to maybe get these limited adult use permits.”

The city declined to comment on the litigation. City Clerk Benjamin Marentette explained what they’re looking for.

“The applicants will be, you know, they can get points for things such as if they’re adding a residential units on the second floor of their building, but none of these things are mandatory, it’s just like puts you in a better position to get a license,” said city clerk Benjamin Marentette.

Capture2Green Pharm on Parsons road is going to do what they can to put them in a position to the get the license.

Daniel Till at Green Pharm is building multiple housing units on the property, complete with a first floor wellness center, dog park, bike wash near the TART trail, and more.

“We’re not sparing any expense in that design,” said Till. “We’re excited to add a lot more amenities that the community can come in and enjoy.”

CaptureHe adds that he wants to see every medical business be able to sell recreational products as well.

“We understand the city wants to move a little slower and get four licenses out first and kind of see how it goes before they give out more if they do,” he said.

The city clerk says it could be possible in the future.

Cannabis Canada: More than $231M of legal cannabis sold in July, biggest monthly jump since legaliza – Article – BNN – BNN

Canada sells over $231M of legal cannabis in July, biggest monthly jump since legalization

More than $231 million worth of cannabis was sold in Canada in July, up 15.2 per cent from the prior month, according to Statistics Canada on Friday. The monthly increase is the biggest gain since cannabis was legalized in Canada in Oct. 2018, while the July figure represents an annualized run rate of $2.78 billion. All 10 provinces and all three territories reported a monthly sales gain in July for the second straight month, the StatsCan data showed. Ontario led the country with $60.3 million in cannabis sales in July, up 23.5 per cent from June, while Alberta and Quebec were not far behind with $51.8 milion and $43.9 million sold, respectively. On a daily purchase rate, sales were up 11.5 per cent in July from the prior month. Stifel analyst Andrew Carter said the sales data showed that Canada’s cannabis market should grow to $2.5 billion in sales in 2020, up 113 per cent from 2019. 

Canadian business group wants throne speech to help ease regulations, promote medical cannabis exports

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is hoping the Liberal government embraces further pro-cannabis positions when it makes its throne speech next week. The organization’s National Cannabis Working Group is calling for the government to help accelerate the conversion from the illegal market to the regulated one to help spur job growth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as addressing regulatory barriers to growth and establishing a national excise stamp for cannabis products to help reduce administrative costs for the industry. As well, the group is advocating for Global Affairs Canada to establish a robust medical cannabis export and promotion strategy to take advantage of the billion-dollar global market that Canada has yet to make its presence known in. “As the government looks to support Canada’s economic recovery there is a ton of untapped economic potential in Canada’s cannabis industry,” said Nathan Mison, the group’s co-chair said in a statement. 

WIldfires in Oregor threaten significant chunk of hemp cultivation in state

Wildfires in Oregon are threatening to destroy one of the U.S.’s most productive hemp growing regions, according to Hemp Benchmarks. The industry analysis firm said more than one-third of Oregon’s hemp cultivation lies in regions that are experiencing major wildfires, with 17 per cent of the state’s grow sites facing imminent danger from wildfires. Oregon has the fourth most acreage registered for hemp growing of any state, after Colorado, Arizona, and New York. The fires may also cause testing and supply chain interruptions as the wildfires rage on with at least two testing labs in the area lost to the blazes, the firm said. 

How Martha Stewart is helping Canopy make cannabis feel more authentic 

Martha Stewart certainly enjoys the new line of CBD gummies that she co-launched with Canopy Growth. In a feature published by the New York Times, the 79-year-old „goddess of domesticity”, said she consumes as much as 20 of the cannabis-infused pâte de fruit edibles, which helps her feel relaxed. The newspaper describes her partnership with Canopy as Stewart keeping up with the times as an early adopter of fast-moving trends. Canopy’s CEO David Klein said Stewart’s partnership with the company will help „build that authentic connection with the consumer base” to help bring an older demographic that may not be comfortable with cannabis to be okay with it. 


– The price of a gram of cannabis in Canada, down 3.8 per cent from the prior week, according to the Cannabis Benchmark’s Canada Cannabis Spot Index​​​​​​​​​. This equates to US$2,112 per pound at current exchange rates. 

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Cannabis Tolerance Breaks: Do They Work? – Benzinga

This article was originally published on The Cannigma, and appears here with permission.

Some people who have used cannabis frequently or for a prolonged period of time have encountered the same problem: it doesn’t work as well as it used to. While just a couple of hits used to get you where you want to be, in time you find your tolerance goes up and up, and so does your consumption. 

At times it can feel almost like a snowball effect: your tolerance to the effects of marijuana increases, so you use more, which just boosts your tolerance even more. 

And the inverse is also true. Regular marijuana users who have had to take a break in their consumption — perhaps because they’re cramming for final exams or starting a new job, or they’re pregnant or on some sort of deferred adjudication program — find that when they start using again, the old feelings come back, as do the giggles and the munchies and the euphoric effects that have you thinking “why can’t it always be like this.”

But why do you build up a tolerance to THC in the first place?

Why does THC tolerance happen?

THC is the main cannabinoid that is responsible for the psychotropic, euphoric effects of pot, or what people typically refer to as the “high.” It works by activating a receptor in the central nervous system called CB1, part of the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS plays a role in regulating crucial bodily functions such as sleeppain, mood and appetite. It can be modulated by the body’s own endocannabinoids or those produced by cannabis (“phytocannabinoids”). 

In a 2016 study looked at men who are heavy marijuana users and found that CB1 receptor availability “is decreased in most brain regions in chronic moderate daily pot smokers. 

They then split the subjects into two groups, one of which was asked to abstain from weed use for two days and the other for 28 days. They also found that the receptor availability began to replenish within only two days of abstinence, and continued for more than four weeks. That said, they also noted that after four weeks of abstinence it “did not reach those of the healthy control group (HC) population.” 

They did add however that the results may have something to do with the small sample size (11 chronic marijuana users and 19 non-users) and that it is unclear if CB1R upregulation continues beyond four weeks. 

In other words, the researchers found that daily cannabis use decreases CB1 receptor availability — and thus the effects of THC — but that in as little as two days of abstinence, the receptor availability increases.

However, the research only looked at the number of joints each participant consumed. Some marijuana varieties have higher levels of THC, which means that one joint of marijuana with higher THC levels can be the equivalent of two or even three joints with lower amounts of THC. 

Reduced cognitive effects with frequent use

According to a systematic review from 2018 “cognitive function is the domain showing the highest degree of tolerance,” in regular users, while the acute intoxicating, psychotomimetic (creating an effect similar to a psychotic state), and cardiac effects only show partial tolerance. 

The frequency of weed use can have an effect on the strength of its effects, according to a 2016 study, which found that it “correlated significantly with change in subjective intoxication following cannabis administration.”

The researchers found that “this suggests that subjective intoxication and psychomotor impairment following cannabis administration decrease with increasing frequency of pot use.” 

‘How come I can’t get high?’ Can you be immune to THC?

You may have heard of people who don’t feel any effects from THC or say they are “immune” to it altogether. There is some research that has provided clues to how that happens. According to an article published in 2014 in Science, trials performed on rodents found that THC and other drugs increase the body’s levels of a hormone called pregnenolone, which “antagonized most of the known behavioral and somatic effects of THC.”

The article stated that THC “substantially increases the synthesis of pregnenolone in the brian via activation of the type-1 cannabinoid (CB1) receptor. Pregnenolone then, acting as a signaling-specific inhibitor of the CB1 receptor, reduces several effects of THC.”

The study found that when rodents were injected with high levels of THC their bodies produced the hormone to counteract the effects. The study could mean that some people’s bodies activate or produce this hormone at different levels, thus allowing them to counteract the effects of THC. 

How can I lower my THC tolerance? 

If you’re looking to rekindle those old effects of THC, then you may want to consider taking what is known as a “tolerance break” or “T-break.” Simply put, this is a short-term break from weed to help you get your tolerance back down or just to reduce it some. 

As the above-mentioned study attests, within just a couple of days even a heavy smoker could notice a drop in their tolerance. And if you stretch it out longer, for a week or more, you might find that when you’re ready to get back on the saddle that it has a significantly stronger effect than before. 

Tolerance breaks and medical cannabis 

For medical marijuana patients treating conditions that may require heavier dosing, a tolerance break may not be as easy to pull off. That said, if you aren’t feeling the mind-altering effects of cannabis but are still getting relief for your condition, a tolerance break may not be necessary — tolerance in that sense could even be desirable. 

Some health conditions don’t necessarily respond better to higher doses of THC. Chronic pain, for instance, may in fact respond just as well to smaller doses or “microdosing.”

If your daily routine includes several sessions of pot consumption, then reducing this may require filling the gaps in your day a bit. Consider incorporating some exercise or outdoor activities if your health allows it, or find other hobbies and new routines to pass the time.

Finally, if you do take a tolerance break, especially a significantly longer one, then make sure not to just dive back into your old intake levels. That first time after a week off should have a potent effect, so take things slow and like all things involving weed and dosing — listen to your body and do it the way that best suits you.

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Has CBD Seen Explosive Growth Due to Anxiety Caused by the Pandemic? – Blog – The Island Now

In simple words, the dynamics of every industry across the globe have changed after the debut of COVID 19. This is the main reason why many companies have collapsed, and several have witnessed a sudden spark in their revenue. One such industry that has witnessed a staggering increase in the interest of the public is none other than CBD. If you don’t know, CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is an active ingredient of the cannabis plant. Traditionally, cannabis leaves were boiled and chewed by the locals. Now, there are several ways to consume it. Because CBD stands concrete with several proven health benefits, it is being used for several reasons. Here, in this feature, we will evaluate the strong connection of this compound with anxiety and how it has managed to grab massive global attention.

How is CBD Related to Anxiety?

Anxiety is a rampantly thriving issue, which has encapsulated a large part of the global population. This is why people are looking for herbs because they are cheap and can easily enhance the quality of their lives. Secondly, as the number of people suffering from anxiety continues to increase every day, people are looking for organic ways to seek help.

If you don’t know, CBD has endocannabinoids, which are often chanted as pain receptors. So when you consume CBD in any form, the body immediately starts feeling better. Secondly, because COVID 19 has taken a big toll on the mental health of several individuals across the globe, CBD is an ultimate lifesaver. Experts believe, around 400 million people suffer from anxiety globally, and with coronavirus being omnipresent right now, this figure is a negligible estimation. People who consume CBD claim that it declutters the mind from stress and can bring positive changes in their moods.

Has CBD Consumption Increased During COVID 19?

When coronavirus hit the world, the WHO declared it a global health emergency, and several countries decided to observe a complete shutdown of everything. This affected millions of people in a negative way because no one had prior experience of making peace with such a situation. Especially for those who are out there, it was hard and still is to cut off from their social life.

This is why the global dependence on CBD has increased amidst COVID 19. People are incorporating it into food items, desserts, beverages, snacks, and skincare products. Because CBD can provide relief from stress and much more, this compound has become a rage during the global pandemic.

Secondly, despite the prices of CBD products rising, consumption hasn’t decreased. For instance, if you visit an online platform like VSAVI, you will be astonished to see that they are selling CBD products for consumers without any turbulence.

Not to forget, CBD is everywhere and a cheap compound. This is why people haven’t stopped consuming it in different forms. Households with high incomes have increased their CBD consumption because it is nothing but a tip of the iceberg for them when it comes to splurging on organic compounds.

Currently, CBD stands concrete as a billion-dollar industry and is expected to become mainstream in the next five years. Experts believe fanatic consumers increased their CBD consumption by 32% when coronavirus hit the world. This means the popularity of CBD doesn’t seem to come down any sooner, even during the time of a global pandemic. Although, when coronavirus affected the world, there was a huge discussion if it would have a negative impact on the global CBD industry. Luckily, the demand increased, and the industry didn’t get shattered.

Martha Stewart Says She’ll ‘Pop’ 20 CBD Gummies in a Day and Feel Just Fine – Self

We’re all doing what we need to survive in these weird, stressful times. And for Martha Stewart, who recently launched her own line of cannabidiol (CBD) products, that appears to be eating CBD gummies—a lot of them.

The right dose of CBD “depends on who you are,” Stewart said in a new interview with the New York Times. “I pop 20 of them and just feel OK, but some of my friends do two and feel high, I don’t know why,” she continued. “It’s not high like a marijuana high. It’s a CBD high, like, relaxed.” She went on to eat four gummies in the course of the one-hour interview, the article states. The Martha Stewart CBD line includes these fruit-flavored “wellness gummies” as well as unflavored soft-gel capsules and citrus-flavored oil drops. 

Stewart also credits CBD products with keeping her skin looking good and helping her sleep during quarantine, she said. “I just put a couple droppers of the blood orange or Meyer lemon [oil] under my tongue.”

CBD is a compound found in cannabis and hemp, but it doesn’t produce a classic “high” sensation the way that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) does. So taking a whole bunch of CBD gummies isn’t likely to send you down an oh-my-God-I’m-way-too-high anxiety spiral the way that eating, say, too many weed brownies would. But if 20 CBD gummies still sounds like a lot, you would not be wrong.

According to the packaging, a serving of Stewart’s gummies is only one per day. However, Stewart’s gummies, like most on the market, contain a pretty small amount of CBD (10 milligrams). And research suggests it take a lot more than that to feel any calming sensation or any effects on anxiety. 

For instance, in a small study published in Neuropsychopharmacology in 2011, people with social anxiety who received CBD before a public-speaking task reported experiencing lower levels of anxiety symptoms during the task than those who received a placebo. But the dose of CBD was a whopping 600 milligrams (in capsules) in this study, which means you probably aren’t going to experience the same effects from a single gummy containing just 10 milligrams. So, hey, maybe Stewart’s onto something with her 20 gummies in a day.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a great idea for everyone to go ahead and eat a bunch of CBD gummies every day. The effects that one person feels may be very different from the effects another person gets, as Stewart notes. And remember that CBD isn’t the only thing in these gummies, so you’ll be ingesting a large amount whatever else is in there too. 

In some cases, CBD products can be mislabeled and may actually contain THC, which could cause some unpleasant effects that you weren’t expecting. So it’s important to always buy CBD from a reputable source (preferably one that gives you details about the dosing and exactly what form of CBD the product contains). 

And as with any supplement—including CBD—it’s important to at least chat with your doctor before making it a regular part of your regimen. They can tell you if taking that supplement could have any side effects to be aware of or if it could interact with any other medications you’re taking, which CBD may do, MedlinePlus says. Still, for most people, taking a CBD gummy here and there isn’t likely to be harmful, SELF explained previously. And if you feel like it works for you, you’re in good company.


Fire Reveals Pounds Of Marijuana, Gun Stash, THC Cartridges In Illegal Grow House – Daily Voice

Police confiscated pounds of marijuana and scads of firearms after a structure fire revealed an illegal marijuana grow operation on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Two men have been arrested and 142 pounds of marijuana have been confiscated, the Springfield Police said.

The bust happened as the result of a fire on the 700 block of Liberty Street at a two-story building – a business on the bottom, apartment on the top. While fighting the blaze, firefighters found a marijuana grow operation inside the apartment. The resident, Jeffrey Erricolo was on-site and arrested, police said.

When police arrived on the scene they allegedly saw a van that had been backed up to the building’s garage drive off across the parking lot. When police stopped the vehicle, the driver, Jared Via, of Monson, allegedly said he worked for Erricolo.

Police identified a second van allegedly registered to Erricolo that they suspected was also involved in trafficking drugs.

During a warranted search of the apartment and vans, police allegedly found:

– the previously stated 142 pounds of marijuana,

– 10 high capacity magazines,

– 10 more magazines,

– an AR-style ‘ghost’ gun,

– 6 semi-automatic pistols,

– a semi-automatic rifle,

– THC edibles,

– THC oils,

– and THC liquid cartridges

– as well as more than $112,000 in cash, police said.

The charges against Erricolo and Via are:

Jeffrey Erricolo, 37, Springfield: trafficking marijuana (100-200 lbs.), cultivating/manufacturing marijuana, and possession of a Class B drug

Jared Via, 28, of Monson: making a firearm without a serial number (a ghost gun), six counts of possession of a high capacity magazine/feeding device, and possession of a Class C drug.

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