Is CBD Concentrate/Hash Stronger than CBD Flower?

In short, the answer is a resounding YES!  Let me break it down: First of all, to make Concentrate/Hash, you must start with plant material. The Marijuana Industry has long used leftover trim from highly-prized manicured flowers (buds) of the Cannabis plant. This trim has been a great source to further extract from something perceived as having little to no value, when compared to flower, and making it into something whose value gram for gram becomes even more valuable than flower. We’ve discussed the potential benefits of CBD and how to live that blue zone life on this blog before – better sleep, fighting off opioid addiction, treating skin ailments, and more. As the Marijuana Industry has become more competitive, flower has been incorporated into the extraction scene. High end concentrates made from flower are readily available in Medical and Recreational Dispensaries and are called a wide range of names, which tend to refer to the method of extraction used: Rosin, Wax, Shatter, CO2, Hash, Kief and Tinctures are several names given to them.  CBD Concentrates follow the same concept …

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Hemp-Direct Now Accepting Credit and Debit cards!

Payment processing in the CBD industry has been very difficult recently, even with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill which made Hemp permanently legal on the Federal level . We have been working to get our website moved over to a new platform and to get dedicated payment options for checkout. As you can see, our updated site has a slightly different look, but all products are the same. We now have can accept ALL major credit cards so be sure to use the code CBDREVIEWS10 at checkout to save 10% plus free first class USPS shipping! As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions – email us at kevin@hemp-direct.com or call us at 877-743-6686 Monday thru Friday from 9am-8pm Central time! Thank you 🌿– The Hemp-Direct Team        

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Where Can I Buy CBD Oil? 5 Important Things to Consider…

IF YOU’VE BEEN SCOURING THE WEB OR SEARCHING FOR LOCAL VAPE SHOPS, FINDING WHERE TO BUY CBD OIL, OR MORE IMPORTANTLY, FINDING THE RIGHT CBD OIL TO BUY, CAN BE OVERWHELMING. WHILE THERE IS GREATER VARIETY AND MORE COMPETITION THAN EVER BEFORE (WHICH IS GREAT FOR THE CONSUMER), IT CAN ALSO BE A BIT OF A CHALLENGE AS THERE ARE MORE AND MORE BRANDS AND PRODUCTS OUT THERE TO CHOOSE FROM. The easiest way to begin in finding the right CBD oil for you is probably from the comfort of your own home, by simply beginning your search online. Keywords entered such as CBD Oil Tinctures or CBD Gelcaps, very common products in our industry, will get you started in the right direction. Pages of companies and brands will appear, now as you begin sorting and selecting, there are certain criteria to begin keeping in mind. Here are 5 important things to consider when finding the right CBD oil to buy: What Form do I Want my CBD to be in? In what form do I want my CBD to …

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Better Sleep – CBD and Insomnia

NUMEROUS SOLUTIONS CAN HELP WITH INSOMNIA, FROM SLEEPING PILLS TO TEA AND EVEN NON-ALCOHOLIC BEER. BUT HAVE YOU TRIED CBD? IN THIS BLOG POST I’LL EXPLORE COMMON SLEEP-INDUCING SOLUTIONS AS WELL AS THE POTENTIAL USE AND BENEFITS OF CBD AS A SLEEP-AID. There is no rhyme or reason as to the cause of insomnia. Of course we all want to live that Blue Zone life, getting our 6-8 hours of sleep and generally being worry free and happy, but it’s not always easy. It is possible that we are unable to sleep at night once in a while, as perhaps a final exam looms large or we’re stressed out because of a sales presentation in front of a large group the next day. Any number of reasons can cause one to lose sleep on any given night. However, some of us struggle with sleep more routinely than others, and look to seek ways to help get that full night of rest. That’s where alternative medicine can help. Insomnia, defined as a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep, occurring more frequently than just every so often can be …

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The FDA is Holding a Public Hearing on CBD on May 31st – What Does it Mean?

IT WAS INEVITABLE. WITH THE METEORIC RISE AND POPULARITY OF CBD, THE UNDENIABLE BENEFITS IT OFFERS AND GRAY AREAS REGARDING ITS LEGALITY, THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS SET ITS FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON LEGALIZING CBD IN FOOD AND DRINKS ON MAY 31ST. THE GOAL: FIGURE OUT HOW TO REGULATE THE NEWLY LEGALIZED CANNABIS PRODUCT. This marks the 1st time the administration will have met publicly on the subject matter of CBD and how to regulate its use in food and drink. Current rules erroneously disallow cannabis from being added at all. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report in which ZERO adverse effects, including the potential for abusing it were shown for CBD and some medical benefits were said to occur from its use. All indications are that the current rules are behind the times, and the FDA is finally waking up to the fact. But we will see. The U.S. Hemp Industry, burgeoning as it is and owing it all really to the extreme demand for CBD, has prompted lawmakers on Capitol Hill to pressure the FDA into some sort of …

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DIY CBD Extraction – Make CBD Hemp Oil At Home

THE GOAL: EXTRACT CBD AND NUMEROUS OTHER CANNABINOIDS/TERPENES. SEEMS COMPLICATED? SURE! BUT BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS CAN BE DONE VERY SIMPLY AT HOME. If you’ve read our previous DIY articles, How to Make Your Own CBD Vape Juice and Cooking With CBD, you’ll know that here at Hemp Direct we love experimenting with all facets of CBD and giving helpful tips to our customers and Blog readers. In the following article we’ll explain how you too can extract CBD by yourself, using a variety of household items and items purchased in a store or online. Fairly new to CBD? Be sure to check out our extensive FAQ as well. What you will need: Two Glass Canning Jars with lids. Rule of thumb – if you start with a quart size you will typically finish with a pint size. Note you can even adjust the amount of flower used and the size of your glass jars accordingly while still following this recipe. Enough High CBD Flower to fill the quart size jar. Everclear (yes, that Everclear, the grain alcohol), enough to cover flower in a quart size …

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Drug Testing and CBD

IS IT POSSIBLE TO FAIL A DRUG TEST WHILE TAKING CBD PRODUCTS REGULARLY? That is certainly a question being asked more and more often these days. The short answer is yes, it is possible. Of course, there is a much more complicated answer – we’ll do our best to elaborate. If you haven’t read our previous post in this series, examining the legality of CBD and whether it is classified as a drug, we encourage you to do so as well, as it also help shed light on this question. There are many CBD product lines out there and they can vary wildly in terms of CBD content (mg) as well as the overall Cannabinoid Profile, meaning many cannabinoids are present including CBD, CBC, THC, CBG, CBN, etc… in a Full Spectrum Product or there are Isolate Products which contain CBD only and zero additional cannabinoids. Both Full Spectrum and Isolate Products already come in Tincture form, Capsules, Salves, Lotions, Transdermal Patches; every time you look around, new products and ideas seem to be coming out as well. Full Spectrum Products are the ones that typically increase …

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Fentanyl, the Opioid Epidemic, and Hope – How Does CBD Help?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid and has resulted in many an overdose ever since it has come onto the national scene. The National Institute on Drug Abuse illustrates a disturbing trend of around 17,000 drug overdose deaths in 1999 to over 70,000 in 2017(!). When further analyzing the 70,000 incidents from 2017 even further, there are nearly 30,000 resulting directly from Fentanyl, along with a few other Synthetic Drugs. This is alarming to say the least; it appears more and more likely that it’s going to take major efforts on a national scale to begin reducing these numbers. To speculate as to what this would look like or what can be done most effectively is very difficult to ascertain. For starters, the need for education along with legislation recognizing the Opioid Epidemic for what it is seems to be glaringly obvious to the ordinary citizen. It isn’t something that can just be ignored, as awareness has become very mainstream. The time for action is now to end these avoidable overdoses, or at the very least reduce them drastically! Opioid Addiction is about as challenging as …

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Is CBD Hemp Oil a Drug?

Let us quickly end the suspense: Cannabidiol (CBD), unlike Marijuana (THC), does not intoxicate or produce a “high”. All mammals have Cannabinoid Receptors that respond to products containing cannabinoids. How a mammal responds to any given number of cannabinoids can vary, as there are after all well over 100 different cannabinoids! THC, THCA, THCV, CBD, CBDA, CBDV, CBC, CBG, CBN are just a few examples. About a year ago, the FDA unanimously approved an epileptic CBD medication. Other than this product, everyone involved in the CBD Industry refers to CBD products as dietary, nutritional or health supplements. Until CBD is clinically proven to treat something other than epilepsy, this denomination will continue to hold. The list of diseases and conditions CBD could treat is endless, including ADD/ADHD, ALS, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Bipolar Disorders, numerous cancers, Crohn’s, Glaucoma, Chronic Pain, Stress, and many more. In other words, the FDA approval of a CBD medication for one thing could potentially open the door for more approvals. Hemp, recently legalized on the federal level, is now wide open for such clinical trials. Clinicaltrials.gov cites an …

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How Much is 1000mg of CBD?

Here at Hemp-direct.com, our best seller far and away is our 1000mg Full-Spectrum Tincture. The Price Point on this product is a huge driver, not to mention Free Shipping. I wanted to further explain or give some perspective as to how much CBD this actually is in relation to the size of the bottle itself. Our bottles are 1oz in size (30mL), 1000mg of CBD is roughly the equivalent of 1mL. Hempseed Oil makes up the remaining 29mL of space in the bottle. This may seem like a lot of filler, however, pricing is based on actual mg of CBD and dilution such as this makes it easy to accurately administer CBD from the dropper. A full dropper’s worth from our 1000mg tincture is equal to roughly 33.3mg of CBD. A common amount and dosage for our customers to take is around 50mg, this would be about a dropper and a half. Taking this much per day will make a bottle last around 20 days. Originally we used MCT Coconut Oil as our filler along with the Concentrated Full Spectrum CBD. …

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