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Kadenwood Achieves Largest CBD Retail Distribution Network in the US with the Acquisition of CBD Wellness Brand Social CBD – PRNewswire


Social CBD will add high-quality, lab-tested and certified CBD solutions including topicals, oil drops, gummies, and gel capsules to Kadenwood’s consumer portfolio. Social’s unique product lines targeting a younger demographic enable Kadenwood to offer a wider array of products to mass-market consumers as they increasingly look to CBD wellness solutions for every situation, from work to the gym or at home.

„With the addition of Social CBD to our family of wellness brands, we’re expanding consumer access to a wider variety of high-quality CBD solutions via major retail locations around the United States,” said Erick Dickens, Co-Founder and CEO of Kadenwood. „With its focus on delivering natural, trusted CBD solutions for everyone, Social CBD supplements our current portfolio perfectly. We look forward to bringing Social CBD into the Kadenwood family as we continue our mission to offer the highest quality, plant-based wellness solutions, elevate the CBD industry and strengthen consumer confidence in the category.” 

„As the CBD industry continues to grow, we are excited to see the Social CBD products and brand transitioned to the expertise of the Kadenwood team,” said Nitin Khanna, CEO of Sentia Wellness. „With their expanded reach, deep industry expertise and industry leading CBD extraction they can continue to be on the forefront of 21st century wellness.”

Founded in 2019, Social CBD was a brand of Sentia Wellness and utilizes extensive world-class manufacturing and laboratory analyses that exceed industry standards for optimum customer confidence. Social CBD has created products to give consumers targeted solutions to fit their lives. Whether it is to get better sleep, boost energy, recover efficiently, or level out life’s stressors, Social CBD aims to solve modern life’s problems in an accessible way. Inspired by design, with its signature teal blue box, Social CBD offers a diverse product portfolio from oil drops and topicals, to patches and gummies.

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About CBD
CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. After tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid in the plant and is believed to have many potential therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-anxiety and seizure-suppressant properties.

About Kadenwood
Founded in 2019, Kadenwood is a privately held consumer products lifestyle company relentlessly focused on shaping CBD into a trusted and safe mainstream wellness category. To drive this mission, Kadenwood is backed by decades of CPG marketing and category innovation expertise and industry-leading, vertically integrated CBD farming to ensure quality CBD oil from seed-to-shelf that contains 0% THC. In 2019, Kadenwood launched its first branded products under LEVEL SELECT™ in personal care. And in late 2020, Kadenwood launched the Purity PreferredTM Pet business, as well as Purity Organic® hot teas, to add to its portfolio of CBD brands.

About Social CBD
Founded in 2019, Portland-based Social CBD promises to provide the high-quality Pure, Powerful and Honest CBD products. Social CBD is a brand of Sentia Wellness and utilizes extensive world-class manufacturing and laboratory analyses that exceed industry standards for optimum customer confidence. Social CBD is sparking a movement and global conversation around better self-care and wellness, from education and driving social connections, to making hemp-derived CBD products widely accessible to people from all walks of life.

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COVID-19 and legal chaos dent CBD market – but Congress and a stronger economy offer hope – NutraIngredients-usa.com

COVID-19 and legal chaos dent CBD market – but Congress and a stronger economy offer hope


After the break-out years of 2018 and 2019 where CBD rose to the top of botanical sales in the natural channel and basically doubled revenues annually to push toward the $1 billion mark, Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ)​ reported CBD (cannabidiol) dietary supplement sales slipped 5.9% in 2020. CBD food and beverage sales also dipped significantly.

The plunge was even more spectacular in mass grocery and specialist retail outlets (excluding Whole Foods and Trader Joes) tracked by SPINS/IRI. There the CBD dietary supplements category hemorrhaged 45.1% in annual sales from $123.4 million in the 12 months to May 2020 to just $67.7m in the year to May just gone.

More encouragingly for the sector, the year-on-year drop was down to 31.5% if just the previous 12 weeks were considered – from $20.9m in 2020 to $14.3m this year – reflecting the easing of lockdown restrictions across the country and some kind of swing back to brick from click retail that became the go-to pandemic shopping mode as stores stuttered in state after state.

The fact hemp prices have dropped has helped some CBD players improve their margins even if raw SKU sales dipped. Charlotte’s Web saw revenues rise 9.1% in Q1 and others like cdbMD growing 77% during 2020​, with CEO Martin Sumichrast reporting raw hemp costs were down about 90% since the Hemp Farming Act brought industrialized hemp into play in December 2018.

More common were some pretty serious dips of the likes seen by CV Sciences – Q1 2021 dropping 41% on Q1 2020.

As Natural Products Association (NPA) president and CEO Dan Fabricant observed, “The thing with COVID is that people redirected funds. It’s pure economics – most CBD products are not cheap and so some were priced out of the market. The unregulated market has also more broadly eroded some consumer confidence.”

So, while CBD has suffered under the pandemic more than other herbals like ashwagandha (up 117%) and cordyceps mushrooms (up 47%) and blockbuster immunity nutrients like vitamins C and D and magnesium, there are signs of recovery as the category builds its clinical data base to back claims and shores up a supply chain and marketplace that continues to lurch in a regulatory and enforcement void.

Policing the CBD Wild West: FDA fail…Congress win?

With the mainstream CBD and supplements industry pretty much given up on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acting of its own volition to approve CBD as a dietary supplement and food ingredient, hopes are being pinned to some machination of the two bills resting with Congress to get across the line and deliver where the FDA has dithered.

Industry forces are scathing of the FDA’s non-interventionist role in creating the market’s current ‘Wild West’ dilemmas – from grey areas in the legality of sections of the hemp supply that have contributed to price and quality volatility; to failing to regulate and police a market stained with low-quality and dubious products.

“The market is a mess and the FDA doesn’t want to clean up the mess it created,”​ said Marc Ullman, counsel at Rivkin Radler in New York, echoing a common industry sentiment. “FDA has put themselves in a box where they can’t do anything to enforce quality enforcement because they have stated CBD is a drug.”

“What we have seen is the FDA’s absolute abdication of its obligation to regulate this market. We have the FDA making grand announcements that CBD is unlawful in dietary supplements and then doing nothing about it other than sending the occasional warning letter to companies making absolutely outrageous claims.”

Ullman added: “As a result we have a completely unregulated market dominated by companies that have made a decision that compliance isn’t a top priority. If FDA wanted to clean up the market without destroying it, the Agency could issue an enforcement discretion setting quality standards.”

Can Congress pass a CBD bill this year?

A near-united industry is hoping some version of the two Congressional bills can pave the way to the craved for national CBD regulation with something like 18 dietary supplement, hemp industry and hemp farming associations as well as consumer advocacy organizations backing S. 1698 (dealing with foods and supplements) and H.R. 841 (just supplements). Both have gained bipartisan support within Congress.

“FDA seem to be stalemated on this for over two years – they are just stagnant, so we are fully behind these Bills to forge a single federal legislative framework for CBD in dietary supplements,”​ Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) president and CEO Steve Mister told us.

“The legal uncertainty has damaged the category already. What’s disturbing is the fact it is not safety concerns that are preventing CBD from being legal right now – it is just the fact that it was regulated as a drug first.”

Jonathan Miller, general counsel to the US Hemp Authority and the US Hemp Roundtable pointed to Australia and the UK as examples of markets evolving after regulators examined CBD safety data.

“These countries show what can be done. We have two real crises going on due to the lack of regulation – one is that hemp prices have plummeted and farmers are getting crushed, and consumers aren’t being protected,” ​he said.

“We are feeling very optimistic that some combination or some compromise of these bills will make it through this year.”

Rend Al-Mondhiry, partner at Amin, Talati, Wasserman LLP. in DC, was less confident in Congress acting rapidly, especially in regard to S. 1698, which deals with both foods and supplements.

“FDA seems especially concerned about the use of CBD in food even at relatively low levels, and we’re hearing that some members of Congress are reluctant to move the Bill forward without FDA’s buy-in or additional guardrails,”​ Al-Mondhiry observed.

A mandated CBD level?

An NPA motion to establish a CBD authorized level in all food products has not won wide support with Mister stating this kind of enforcement discretion was not handed to the FDA for any other herbals, and should not be for CBD either.

“If a level is mandated we won’t be able to go back and change it as safety data evolves,” ​Mister said. “We absolutely believe FDA should not be setting a safe level up front.”

Fabricant, who between 2011 and 2014 was FDA’s director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, said the motion was a pragmatic response to the fact that CBD exists in “different parts of the food and drug supply”.

“A CBD level is the start of the conversation,” ​he said. “It doesn’t have to be set in stone. Levels move all the time – fiber levels just went up for example, and salt and sugar went down.”

CBD explosion?

Miller said a regulated CBD market could bring a whole new kind of player to the table.

“It’s the big box stores, the bigger retailers, the big food companies that might want to add CBD to their products – they’re the ones that have been spooked by the FDA and as a result there are less options out there for consumers,”​ he opined.

“If the bills pass and Coke and Pepsi and Snickers and Frito-Lay move on CBD the market would explode. In that sense this regulatory uncertainty has devastated the industry, it has devastated the hemp farmers, but if we can just get some regulation we will see a big comeback.”

States take CBD regulation into own hands

Many states have taken matters into their own hands creating, as American Herbal Products Association chief Michael McGuffin put it, “a maze of separate rules – for example, on testing and labeling”​ that complicated interstate trade.

DC-based Amin, Talati, Wasserman partner Rend Al-Mondhiry breaks down the country’s fragmented CBD laws:

  • “A growing number of states including Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Maine Texas, Utah and West Virginia have established testing, labeling, and in some cases registration requirements for hemp-derived cannabinoid products and the manufacturers, distributors, and retailers (including online sellers) that market these products. The requirements range from a QR Code that links to Certificates of Analysis for the products, to contaminant limits, to warning statements or disclaimers that must appear on product packaging.
  • New York is on the verge adopting one of the most robust regulatory frameworks for cannabinoid hemp products, which proposes a 25 mg total cannabinoid limit for food and beverages, and 75 mg per serving and 3,000 mg per product cannabinoid limit for supplements. So far, NY is the only state to propose these types of limits.
  • Notably, Colorado, New York and West Virginia require the total amount of THC per serving and per package to be disclosed in labeling, so it will be interesting to see if other states follow. Both Iowa and Colorado also prohibit the use of structure/function claims in labeling, which is obviously problematic for the industry. So far, however, we’re not aware of any enforcement but these prohibitions are fairly new.
  • Other states including Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire and Virginia are also looking to develop regulatory frameworks for hemp products and may model them after states like Colorado and New York.
  • While most of the states mentioned above have expressly allowed the sale of CBD-containing supplements, foods, and beverages (provided any state mandates are followed), California, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and others have adopted FDA’s position and prohibit such products. However, enforcement overall has been low, with reports of sporadic enforcement mainly in California. Legislation to overcome these restrictions is making its way through some of these states – including in California, which is obviously a big market for the industry.”

 

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Cannabis and Hemp to Kickstart Argentina’s Economic Recovery? – Prohibition Partners

Hector Gomes, LATAM Analyst, Prohibition Partners

16th June 2021


Earlier this month, Argentina’s government, led by president Alberto Fernandez, published a draft regulatory framework for the development of the country’s medical cannabis and hemp industries, following a major legislation change approved in November 2020.

Argentina, historically one of the most developed and educated countries in Latin America, is today faced with a stagnant economy and an uncertain future, after years of political and economical struggles. Traditionally viewed as one of the world’s top agricultural producers, earning the country the nickname El Granero del Mundo, meaning “The World’s Barn”, it is no surprise that the country is paying closer attention to the socio-economic advantages of commercial cannabis and hemp cultivation.

Decriminalisation

Argentina boasts vast fertile lands with significant cultivation potential, along with a developed agricultural background, and a well-oiled exportation process and supply chain for its harvested goods.

Neighbouring Uruguay is a country with a very close cultural relationship with Argentina and legalised both medical and adult-use cannabis in 2013. Argentina, however, took a more conservative stance on the commercialisation of cannabis and hemp.

Prohibition in Argentina started to be challenged in 2009 with a move by the Supreme Court to decriminalise small quantities of cannabis for personal use, but having a prohibitionist law (23.237) still in place, this legislative change had a minor impact on the day-to-day lives of cannabis consumers.

Being a Federation, some regional governments took a step ahead of the country as a whole. In the provinces of Santa Fe and Chubut, for example, patients have been able to access medical cannabis legally since 2016. In 2017, a federal law was approved allowing medical cannabis to be prescribed country-wide for a short list of medical conditions.

Progressive Legislation

But, it wasn’t until November 2020 that Argentina took a decisive step towards a more progressive and comprehensive legal framework, enabling medical cannabis access for more medical conditions. The move also allowed retail pharmacies to legally provide cannabis-based products, and the green light was given for home and industrial cultivation of medical cannabis, with Law 27.350 being approved, as outlined in The Latin America and Caribbean Cannabis Report: Second Edition.

Following the approval of legislation in 2020, the draft regulatory framework published earlier this month by the Minister of Productive Development, Matias Kulfas, is designed to help guide the nascent industry, and also proposed the creation of a national agency (ARICCAME) to oversee the cannabis and hemp production chain, with the aim of entering the global cannabis and hemp export markets.

By doing so, Minister Kulfas aims to create over 10,000 jobs along with approximately USD$500 million in domestic sales and USD$50 million in export sales annually.

Prohibition Partners spoke to Pablo Fazio, President of the Argentine Chamber of Cannabis (ARGENCANN), about the draft regulatory framework and next steps.

“In the next few days, the Bill will be sent to the National Congress. Once it enters the Chamber of Deputies, it will be sent to different commissions: Health, Finance, General Legislation, Criminal, Agriculture and Livestock, and Regional Development, among others. We will have to closely follow the progress in order to obtain an approval, so that the Bill can be sent to the chamber to be voted on, which will hopefully be before the end of the year. We expect its prompt approval by the National Congress, with the firm conviction that this law will become key to promoting the sector,” Pablo said.

Economic Recovery

The main challenges to the Bill are the questioning by some local governments of the federal agency, with concerns about an overt industry focus around Buenos Aires, issues around adult-use, and a call from NGOs that have been working with medical cannabis for years to be protected and allowed to continue their mission.

The growth of SMEs in the industry, Pablo Fazio believes, needs to be prioritised if Argentina is to overcome post-pandemic economic adversity and compete in the global cannabis industry.

“We believe that the emphasis needs to be placed on small and medium-sized enterprises and civil society as the protagonists of this new industry that is being born in our country. I can testify that there are hundreds of entrepreneurs and growers from all over the country that are waiting for the conditions to start up and spread out federally, opening a production, innovation and employment agenda with a broad territorial impact.

It will be necessary to overcome the macroeconomic difficulties faced by our country as a result of the pandemic and be able to launch investments to develop a domestic market and to insert our country in the emerging and competitive global cannabis market,” Pablo told Prohibition Partners.

Outward Investment

Argentina appears to have the infrastructure to become a major player in the global cannabis and hemp industries, with its agricultural expertise, localised talent and mature agricultural export routes, potentially allowing cannabis and hemp crops to cross borders efficiently and assist the country’s much needed economic recovery

This is a sentiment that resonates with Pablo, who also believes that Argentina has all the hallmarks to become a global success story in the cannabis and hemp industries – which could also attract the attention of would-be investors from abroad.

“Argentina is a global leader in agriculture. We are an agro-industrial country with capacity, qualified human resources, a powerful technoproductive institutional framework, and an excellent academic and scientific ecosystem. We also have one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial communities in Latin America. We have the perfect conditions to make it happen.

I am convinced that Argentina can turn this legislation into a competitive advantage and that foreign investors will appreciate it,” Pablo said.

For more information on the Latin American cannabis market, download The Latin America and Caribbean Cannabis Report: Second Edition by Prohibition Partners for free.

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Confirmation Of New York Cannabis Regulator Appointments Delayed – Mondaq News Alerts

United States: Confirmation Of New York Cannabis Regulator Appointments Delayed

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The Cuomo administration and New York lawmakers will delay the
confirmation of cannabis regulator appointments until a special
session after the June primary, POLITICO’s Anna Gronewold and
David Giambusso report. The nominees remain a mystery as the widely
expected pick to lead the new Office of Cannabis Management,
Cuomo’s cannabis czar Norman Birenbaum, apparently has fallen
out of favor amid pushback from some advocates and lawmakers.

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Michigan bill would regulate 'diet weed' along with marijuana – Detroit Free Press

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A new alternative to marijuana spreading across the United States remains unregulated in Michigan, but one state representative wants to change that.

State Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, has introduced a bill that would bring this new kind of weed into the fold of the state’s definition of marijuana, making it a hot new commodity that’ll be sold only in reputable dispensaries near you to those 18 or older. 

“We did a lot of work on this bill with various sectors of the cannabis community, along with the cannabis vendor community, and even alongside the hemp community,” Rabhi said. „We got much approval from those entities.”

The new substance has become increasingly popular, and like its cousin, CBD, can be sold in states that haven’t legalized marijuana due to a loophole in the 2018 Farm Bill. Both CBD and this new substance are derived from hemp and not marijuana. It’s legal in 35 states, which makes its availability quite widespread. This new substance, colloquially known as „diet weed,” is called Delta-8 THC, and reportedly can give you highs without the common downsides. 

„Delta-8-THC is distinct from THC, the most abundant and intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis,” claims WeedMaps, the popular weed and dispensary reviewing site. „While the two share many similar properties, such as reportedly stimulating appetite, reducing nausea, and soothing pain, Delta-8-THC tends to exhibit a lower psychotropic potency than THC when inhaled,” the site continues. 

So the high is allegedly milder than that of regular THC. There’s no doubting that its increasing popularity can be attributed to its ease of access and muted effects. 

I asked r/Delta8, a community of avid users on forum site Reddit, why they use Delta-8 THC and what benefits it gives them over traditional THC. 

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„Compared to traditional delta 9 THC, delta 8 is more of a focused and euphoric high with fewer paranoid or anxious thoughts, if any at all in my experience. With this in mind, I use delta 8 to deal with generalized anxiety disorder and depression, as I find myself more carefree and creative on it,” says user triadmatt. User RawAndRealRetail echoes the positive sentiment, saying that „It does everything Delta-9, or regular weed, does. It more or less cures my crippling arthritis. It more or less cures my awful GERD, which had my diet severely restricted at one point. Pretty much all of my old man problems since turning 40 have disappeared with D8.”

However, there may be some noteworthy adverse side effects to the newly popularized chemical.

Wayne State University School of Medicine is warning against Delta-8 because of misleading packaging and the possibility the products can be mistaken for CBD products.

Wayne State University School of Medicine also says that Delta-8 THC is unregulated in Michigan, making it a dangerous thing to buy gummies you see in the gas station. Furthermore, „Although Delta-8 THC is less psychoactive than Delta-9 THC, it still has psychoactive properties that can cause significant toxicity,” the school says.

„Two kids ate their father’s recently purchased Delta-8 gummies at a vape shop and 'developed sedation, slowed breathing, low blood pressure and slowed heart rate, requiring admission to the intensive care unit.” 

Leafly, another weed and dispensary review site, wrote about Delta-8 THC and tested its effectiveness. Dante Jordan, a writer for the site, tried a reputable brand of gummies known for its traditional THC gummies and documented his experiences. Jordan says that „the Smokiez delta-8 gummies experience had me blasting music, dancing around my Airbnb, and punching out sentences that writer’s block had been stifling for over a month.” Some say that the reason they use it is due to its legality in many states that haven’t legalized traditional THC.

„I prefer D8 way more than D9, but I will go back to D9 if/when they make it legal in my state.” user triadmatt continued. User ShroomingMantis said „as a community, we would love regulation in the sense of companies being required to fully test for solvents, reagents and any other impurities or potential contaminants to keep D8 safe for the many people that greatly benefit from it, and by states banning it, all that does is prevent more openness and legitimacy within the industry.”

States may ban Delta-8 in an effort to crack down on this new, unregulated cousin of marijuana, but that may cause complications for the people who regularly use it, forcing them to search for something similar through less-than-desirable means.

Rep. Rabhi wants to bring Delta-8 into the fold of regulations with House Bill 4517, which passed the House and now sits with the Committee on Regulatory Reform.

“One of the things that was important to me, as someone who doesn’t believe in prohibition, instead of prohibiting it, we wanted to bring it in the realm of regulation,” Rabhi said.

Instead of at liquor stores and gas stations, the product would be sold at dispensaries and certified vendors of cannabis.

“Since we are defining Delta-8 along with Delta-9, it would be able to be sold in dispensaries,” Rabhi said. “Even though it’s a hemp-derived product, it has to go through the same regulations, the same sales standards that Delta-9 THC would have to go through.”

Your CBD Store in Plymouth has a newly stocked line of Delta-8 products. The line includes gummies and a mouth spray. They come in kiwi, assorted fruit and guava flavors.

“Studies say that Delta-8 THC can work with the nervous system, and can have pain relief,” said Kate Diebolt, the owner of the CBD shop. „CBD and Delta-8 THC reportedly work together quite nicely, which makes its sale at CBD outlets quite convenient.

“Some of our products contain a mix of CBD and Delta-8 for a really smooth experience,” Diebolt said. “It’s such a great product, and it’s helping so many people.”

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United States Cannabis Market Report 2020: Adult-Use Cannabis, CBD, Medical Cannabis – ResearchAndMarkets.com – Yahoo Finance

DUBLIN, Jun 16, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The „Cannabis in the US” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Cannabis in USA market report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of this emerging market opportunity at a national level.

Relative economic and political stability in the US have fostered an environment favourable to cannabis and its growth. 2019 saw low levels of unemployment and wage growth for most Americans which led to greater uptake of legal cannabis. The US’s growing urbanisation also contributed to the success of cannabis by increasing access to dispensaries. While the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 has led to recession, consumer interest in cannabis has been sufficient to maintain growth.

It provides the latest retail sales data (historic date range), allowing you to identify the key cannabinoid categories driving growth. It outlines the regulatory, cultural and commercial context and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market – legislative developments both current and future, economic/lifestyle influences, illicit consumption, product innovation, distribution and pricing trends.

Forecasts to 2024 illustrate how the market is set to expand and change.

Product coverage: Adult-Use Cannabis, CBD, Medical Cannabis.

Data coverage: Market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

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Amazon Pushes Cannabis Legalisation – Yahoo Finance

Dublin, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ResearchAndMarkets.compublished a new article on the cannabis industry „Amazon Pushes Cannabis Legalisation”

Cannabis stock traded higher this week after Amazon effectively endorsed the sector by saying it will support the federal legalization of marijuana.

Amazon says its public policy team will actively support legislation to legalise marijuana across the USA, and would no longer test its workers for marijuana use. A growing number of US states have moved to legalize the drug, although it remains prohibited at the federal level. New York’s state governor signed a law in March allowing for recreational marijuana, joining 14 other American states in the move to legalization.

While Amazon might not be in the cannabis business itself today, industry insiders think that Amazon’s entry into the market is a foregone conclusion. For example, Jim Patterson, CEO of Eaze, a cannabis-related start-up, thinks that “there’s no doubt that eventually Amazon will get into this business.”

To see the full article and a list of related reports on the market, visit „Amazon Pushes Cannabis Legalisation”

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Best Delta-8-THC Tinctures: Top Brands Reviewed for 2021 – Juneau Empire

Although CBD has been around for a long time, it has only recently started to see an increase in popularity. As a result, more and more people are willing to give cannabinoids as a whole a try. And while CBD remains a fan favorite, a newcomer called delta-8-THC is making a name for itself. In fact, almost every cannabis store is offering delta-8-THC oils, tinctures, and other similar products. But is this cannabinoid really worth your time? And if that’s the case, what are the best delta-8-THC tinctures, and what should you know when shopping for delta-8?

Best Delta-8-THC Tinctures and Oils Brands

With so many options out there, finding delta-8-THC from a trusted source is quite a challenge. You have to not only read third-party lab tests but also do quite a bit of research on the company itself. Lucky for you, we are here to do all the hard work for you. So all you have to do is to sit down, relax, and read through our recommendations on the best delta-8-THC tinctures and oils.

1. Area 52

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Area 52 specializes in creating high-quality delta-8-THC products made from Colorado-grown organic hemp. The company offers a variety of products ranging from delta-8-THC tinctures all the way to gummies and vapes.

When it comes to potency, Area 52 stands above most similar brands, as its tinctures contain 1,200 mg of pure delta-8-THC. Therefore, a single serving carries 40 mg THC, which should provide you with a variety of medicinal benefits.

Flavorwise, Area 52 tinctures have a natural sweetness that is not enhanced by artificial flavors, so you don’t have to worry about ingesting any dangerous chemicals. In order to back its statements, Area 52 is also happy to provide reliable third-party lab test results.

All in all, Area 52 offers the most potent tinctures on the market, making it a true contender for the best delta-8-THC tinctures and oils provider. However, if you are a new user, you should remember that high potency levels can be too much to handle. That’s why you should start slow, with only one or two servings of Area 52 tinctures a day.

2. Finest Labs

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While Area 52 is the best choice for delta-8-THC enthusiasts, it may not be the go-to option for new THC users. But that’s where Finest Labs and its pure, unflavored delta-8-THC tinctures come in. This company’s products contain 500 mg of delta-8-THC, making them perfect for people that never gave THC or CBD a try.

And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, both Herald Net and Seattle Weekly have all named Finest Labs as their go-to tinctures. Finest Labs puts great emphasis on quality and natural ingredients while also managing to keep its tinctures affordable. You should definitely consider Finest Labs as your first delta-8-THC provider, especially if you don’t know much about dosages.

3. Delta 8 Pro

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Delta 8 Pro is an industry veteran that has been in business for more than 13 years. And while the brand used to focus on CBD products, nowadays, Delta 8 Pro is providing high-quality delta-8-THC extracts.

What makes these tinctures unique is their formula, which is different from all other THC products out there. Besides the 3,000 mg of delta-8-THC, the Delta 8 Pro products contain 600 mg of CBN and CBG. The former is a sedating cannabinoid, while the latter is a compound that accelerates the effects of other cannabinoids.

Overall, Delta 8 Pro tinctures are a great choice if you are looking to improve the quality of your sleep. However, you should keep in mind that these products have sedating effects, so avoid using them when driving or while at work.

What Is Delta-8-THC?

Delta-8-THC is a compound extracted from cannabis plants, famous for its psychoactive properties and its similarity to delta-9-THC. Even though both compounds are psychoactive, delta-9 is much stronger and may trigger anxiety and paranoia. That’s one of the reasons people who enjoy THC prefer the milder and safer delta-8 extract.

Until recently, it has been challenging to extract delta-8-THC from cannabis, due to technical limitations. However, thanks to scientific breakthroughs and developments in the extraction process, manufacturers can now deliver high-quality and reliable delta-8 products.

Another important thing to mention is that delta-8-THC can be extracted from both hemp and marijuana plants. And while hemp plants contain less than 0.1% delta-8-THC, it can be synthesized by converting CBD into delta-9 and then into delta-8. However, that process is expensive and requires additional cutting-edge equipment and specially trained employees.

What Are the Benefits of Delta-8-THC?

Similar to CBD, delta-8-THC has a variety of medicinal properties that make it sought-after. For example, a 2004 study concluded that low doses of delta-8 could stimulate appetite and help people overcome eating disorders. Aside from that, daily usage of delta-8 can help reduce anxiety, depression and can regulate behavior.

Not only that but in some cases, delta-8 can be used to relieve pain and inflammations, as well as to improve sleep quality. That’s right; according to user reviews, delta-8-THC products can reduce post-workout soreness and help against insomnia.

Can Delta-8-THC Get Me High?

As previously mentioned, delta-8-THC has psychoactive effects, meaning that it will get you high. However, the effects are not so intense and should provide you with a smoother and more relaxed buzz. Additionally, delta-8-THC won’t trigger anxiety or paranoia in sensitive users or those trying a more potent product. As a result, many people are willing to give delta-8-THC a try in order to experience the famous cannabis high in a safe manner.

What Are the Side Effects of Delta-8-THC?

Like any cannabinoid, delta-8-THC can cause some side effects, especially if you are a new user. Even so, the effects are milder than those of delta-9 and can be easily reduced with proper hydration and food. The side effects might include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Sedation
  • Appetite changes
  • Problems focusing

Can Delta-8-THC Cause Health Problems?

According to research, delta-8-THC is completely safe and should pose no health risks when consumed. While that’s the case for pure delta-8-THC, some derived products could contain synthetic additives or ingredients that cause some health problems. Therefore, you should only buy delta-8 products from reliable vendors that use organic hemp and safe extraction methods. Additionally, third-party lab tests are the best way to find out how many additives or chemicals a delta-8-THC product contains.

But Isn’t Delta-8-THC Illegal?

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, all hemp products that contain less than 0.3% delta-9-THC are legal. And since manufacturers can use hemp to extract delta-8-THC, they manage to obey the law while selling THC products. As a result, you can purchase delta-8-THC at local cannabis stores or online.

However, it’s important to note that DEA considers all THC, no matter if it’s delta-8 or delta-9, as being illegal. They back that decision with the fact that some delta-8 companies use synthetic methods to extract the compound. But thanks to recent technological advances, most manufacturers use organic extraction methods, bypassing the DEA definition of illegal drugs. So to conclude, delta-8 THC is still in a legal gray area unless local or federal laws say otherwise.

Should I Choose CBD or Delta-8-THC?

At the end of the day, CBD and delta-8-THC are similar in terms of medicinal properties and uses. Both are cannabinoids that can help with anxiety, depression, pain, inflammations, and insomnia. The main difference between the two is the fact that only delta-8 is psychoactive, making it the only legal THC publicly available.

On the one hand, if you want to experience the famous cannabis high without fearing severe side effects, then delta-8-THC is the right choice for you. On the other hand, CBD is more affordable and can be more effective thanks to its higher absorption rate. But no matter what cannabinoid you want to try, it’s important to research the products that contain them. From tinctures to gummies and vapes, you have a lot of options for both delta-8-THC and CBD.

What Are Delta-8-THC Tinctures?

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Delta-8-THC tinctures are similar to CBD tinctures, but instead of cannabidiol, they contain delta-8 as the active compound. In other words, a delta-8 tincture is made with delta-8-THC and a carrier oil, such as MCT, hemp seed oil, or vegetable glycerin. And while some delta-8 tinctures can contain alcohol, they are not as widespread and are generally more expensive.

Delta-8-THC Tincture Usage

Usually, delta-8-THC tinctures come in glass bottles with droppers for easy and precise usage. All you have to do is measure the desired amount of THC, place it under your tongue, and leave it there for 60 seconds. Generally speaking, it should take up to an hour and a half before you start noticing any effects. As a comparison, the effects of CBD tinctures are noticeable 20 minutes after usage.

Delta-8-THC Dosage

While the average dosage for delta-8-THC tinctures ranges between 10 and 60 mg, people use low dosages in order to experience mild psychoactive effects. However, your perfect dosage will vary depending on your height, weight, sex, age, and tolerance to THC. As a rule of thumb, you should start with a lower dosage and increase it gradually until you start feeling the benefits of THC without any side effects. Increments of 5–10 mg will allow you to avoid drowsiness and confusion when experimenting with dosage.

Is Building Tolerance Possible?

Tolerance builds up when our body adapts to specific amounts of substances and reduces their effectiveness. Unfortunately, prolonged use of delta-8-THC tinctures can increase your tolerance to THC, meaning that it will become harder and harder to feel the effects without increasing the dosage. In fact, delta-8-THC can increase your tolerance to most cannabinoids in just a month. Our advice is to use delta-8 in moderation and take breaks once in a while to avoid tolerance buildup.

Delta-8-THC Tinctures Warnings

Even though delta-8 tinctures are easy to use, there are a few things you need to know before giving them a try:

  • Since delta-8 can get you high, you should avoid driving after using any THC products.
  • Although delta-8-THC tinctures are technically legal, you must check your local regulations before attempting to purchase any THC products.
  • You need to be 21 years or older if you want to legally purchase and use delta-8-THC products, no matter the state you live in.
  • Delta-8 can interact with other medications, meaning that you should consult with your doctor before trying THC.
  • You should store delta-8-THC tinctures away from humid environments as humidity can promote the growth of bacteria and fungi. Similarly, exposure to heat and light can degrade delta-8 tinctures and reduce their effectiveness. The best places to store all your delta-8 products are cabinets or drawers.
  • Delta-8-THC is an isomer of THC, meaning that it will cause you to fail most drug tests. If your workplace involves mandatory or random drug tests, then you should avoid using delta-8-THC beforehand.

How To Choose the Best Delta-8-THC Tincture

If you are interested in giving delta-8-THC a try, then you are most likely looking to purchase the best delta-8-THC tinctures. However, with so many vendors out there, it can become quite a hassle to decide which one is worth your time and money. From purity to third-party tests, there are a lot of things to consider when shopping for THC products. That’s why we rounded up the following parameters, which should help you find the best delta-8-THC tinctures.

Purity

As previously discussed, hemp plants contain 0.1% delta-8-THC, meaning that extraction is almost impossible. Because of that, many companies decide to convert CBD into delta-9 and then into delta-8. Yet, the process involves dangerous chemicals and solvents, which can cause health problems.

And while all companies are required to remove all dangerous chemicals before selling the product, some fail to do that. Even worse, some companies bleach their tinctures to make the final product look pure. Our advice is to buy tinctures from companies that know how to efficiently and safely extract delta-8-THC.

Third-Party Lab Tests

Lab tests are the most precious piece of information that a manufacturer can provide to its customers. Not only will you be able to find out what chemicals and compounds are inside the tincture, but lab tests also allow you to see the concentration of delta-8-THC. When reading lab tests, you should be on the lookout for solvents or chemicals that are leftovers of the extraction process.

And keep in mind that it doesn’t matter if a company has the best pricing on the market; failing to disclose independent lab tests is a red flag. You should also avoid purchasing from brands that provide unreliable lab tests that are done only by their internal testing division.

Ingredients

High-quality delta-8-THC tinctures should have as few ingredients as possible, but should feature the delta-8 distillate, carrier oil, and an optional natural flavor. If the ingredient list is bloated with artificial flavors, colorants, and preservatives, then the product is not as pure as it is supposed to be. And remember to keep an eye out for solvents, as high concentrations can pose serious health risks.

Color

One easy way to check the quality of any delta-8 tincture is to take a look at its color. A real delta-8 distillate is usually transparent with a slight pink tone. Tinctures that have a strange color are the result of poor filtration. Additionally, dark-colored tinctures may be indicative of solvents or chemicals and should be avoided.

Price

Since delta-8-THC extraction is hard and involves expensive equipment, the price of tinctures can be a bit high. Even so, you should be on the lookout for companies that inflate their price while offering low amounts of THC. Your best bet is to compare multiple companies and their products and find an average price that you can use as a reference point. Just be prepared to spend more money on delta-8-THC tinctures than you would on CBD oils.

User Reviews and Brand Reputation

At the end of the day, customer satisfaction should be the most important goal of any company. And since some companies can fake their user reviews, you need to check third-party websites, such as blogs, online rankings, and forums. You can also look around local stores or online vendors and find out what people think about different delta-8-THC brands.

You need to keep in mind that veterans that switched their production from CBD to delta-8-THC are usually reliable and know their way around hemp. Chances are that an industry veteran will make a better product than a newcomer that has no experience with THC.

Final Thoughts

Overall, delta-8-THC is a reliable alternative to delta-9-THC, perfect for any cannabis enthusiast out there. Not only is delta-8 effective in relieving anxiety, pain, and inflammation, but it also has a lower chance to trigger nausea and paranoia. In fact, the lack of insignificant side effects is what makes delta-8-THC so popular.

If you are looking to feel the high specific to cannabis but without legal or health risks, then delta-8-THC is perfect for you. However, you should do some research before you give delta-8 or any other cannabinoid a try. And while that can be overwhelming, especially if you are a new user, you can always check out our recommendations on the best delta-8-THC tinctures.

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