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    How To Roll a Boat Joint Like a Pro?

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    Where are our weed smokers at? Oh, there you are, struggling to roll a joint, well not anymore because we have come to your rescue. The entire essence of weed isn’t just dependent on it, but it is partly related to how you roll a joint with it. Rolling a joint is an art that perhaps the literal art students might not be interested to know, but our weed smokers would die to learn it. There should be more weed in your joint and less on the rolling tray, but this can only be possible once you get a hand at properly rolling a joint. Before jumping onto the perfect joint-rolling method, let’s first address the common mistakes that people make and do not even consider them a mistake.

    Common Mistakes When Rolling a Joint:

    How do you grind your weed? You do grind it first, right? Don’t tell us you don’t grind it! Weed needs to be grinded before being used for a joint. You need to grind enough amount of weed for a joint; grinding a small amount of weed would make a small joint. Therefore, it is always good to grind more weed because you can always take extra weed out of your joint and store it. The other common mistake that people make is that they grind weed very fine; we do not use finely grinded weed for joints because they block the filter tip and the joint goes wasted. Therefore, grind it, but the catch is not to grind it finely. The other mistake is related to the rolling technique of the joint, we are going to tell a proper method for it, but you must already know that rolling a joint always has to be done gently, not tightly. Rolling it too tight will not allow the smoke to travel through the roll to your mouth. However, in keeping it not tight, you shouldn’t leave it too loose because it won’t burn longer if your joint is loose.

    Boat Joint Rolling Method – Step by Step:

    You must have come across dozens of joint rolling methods; some must have appeared easy to make, but when you tried them, you failed miserly, and similarly, some might have appeared difficult but easy to do. The boat joint rolling technique is related to the latter part; it would sound very difficult to carry out this technique, but once you try it on, you would be surprised to see how easy it is, and you would regret not finding it out sooner. Better late than never, we will simplify weed smoking for you; there is nothing hard and fast; it hardly takes 5 minutes to make a boat joint. The things that you would need to make a boat joint are:

    • Weed of your preference
    • Herb grinder
    • King size rolling paper
    • Filter tip
    • Scissor
    • Lighter

    Step 1:

    Take enough weed and put it in your herb grinder; grind it for almost 10 to 15 seconds. Check the consistency of the weed; if you feel like it needs a little more grinding, then grind it a bit more. Don’t forget what we said earlier, don’t grind it too fine; that would ruin your joint as it won’t produce a smooth smoke.

    Step 2:

    Take out a king-size rolling paper; any rolling paper smaller than kind size won’t work, so make sure your rolling paper is of king size. Take it in your hand by holding the smaller sides in such a way that the glue side of the paper should be facing you. Fold the rolling paper into half from the longer side, not the shorter side. Once you have folded the rolling paper, you will get one closed long side and one open long side of the paper where the glue side is. Pinch the left corner of the closed side of the rolling paper and then twist it, forming a tip. Now your rolling paper should look like a boat; let’s row this boat to its destination.

    Step 3:

    Let the tip that you formed stay intact while opening the half-folded paper and start loading your weed into it. Place more around the tip that you just formed and less around the other end because you are going to put a filter tip there. Once the weed has been loaded, place the filter tip on the open end of the joint.

    Step 4:

    Now comes the actual rolling part; start tucking in the non-glued side of the paper under the glued side gently and simultaneously keep rolling the glued side onto the non-glued side by twisting the filter tip side. There will come the point when the joint is rolled completely; you can then gently stick the glued side on to seal the joint. The joint is almost ready at this point; you just need to twist the pinched side of the rolling paper again and cut the excess paper. The joint is ready to be lit and smoked; we are certain that this boat will take you to heaven.

    7 Odd Tips to Rolling a Great Joint

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    7 Odd & Ord’ Tips on How to Roll a Perfect Joint in 2022!

    While there are lots of pre-rolled joint brands available on the market, most core stoners would often prefer to roll their own joint. The reason behind the choice is the flexibility it offers and in so many ways, bragging rights of being ground solid in the game. Properly highs, 2023 skies!

    For every stoner, knowing how to roll a crisp, clean joint by hand is somewhat of a rite of passage; a ritual if you call it so. However, gone are the days of simply rolling a fat spliff and lighting up. Rolling a Joint is an art form, and in this article, we will be showing you a few tips on how to roll a great joint without a roller. Just sticking to the basics!

    There’s more than one way to roll a joint!

    Joints are a great way to enjoy your favorite cannabis without burning yourself with hot joints, but in order for them to be effective and pack that punch, they need some tricks up their sleeve. In this article, we’ll show you how joint-rolling has evolved from simply rolling fat spliffs into an art form where now every detail counts – the size of paper/ leaves used during the crafting process; the angle at which it’s rolled onto the gig stick (or other implements), even what kind will give best results depending on whether one wants cache or potency! Like an old cat in the game, we would introduce you to some of the popular joint frames and also list our 7 unique tips and tricks for rolling a great joint.

    Type of Joints by Frame

    1. The classic joint is a timeless piece: It’s even, smooth, and burns nicely with little effort required from you – which means it can be enjoyed by everyone (pro and noob)! The technique for rolling this masterpiece? A rather simple Pro Tip: just make sure that your weed stays packed equally width-wide as opposed to being too thick or thin at either end so no airflow gets lost during consumption; then watch Those Who Know to Do What They Say & vice versa (don’t over grind).
    2. The Cone Joint is one of the classics and it’s a feel-good joint. As its name implies, this thing looks like an ice cream cone with the narrow end where you put your filter (the same goes for both ends) and a wider middle bit at the tip which houses weed grinding tools or sometimes called dominoes if they are too big to fit through such small openings in between their layers when rolled up tight without spilling any contents inside outwards; then simply pack accordingly! To do so successfully though requires some patience because when it comes down right after putting your papers together they won’t really want too much help from us paper writers–but don’t worry; we’re here every step along the way until we finally reach our goal: finished product readymade just waiting patiently!
    3. The Double Shotgun is a great technique when you want to smoke two joints at once. It’s not as easy to do as it sounds, but if can master this then your skills will really shine! When I am by myself, this is my favorite joint. Don’t confuse it with the smoke technique of blowing into someone’s mouth and getting them high off your exhales like in a dating game called “Blowing Smoke” where only they can see what you’re doing because nobody else knows how to do that yet either! The rolling method for completed Doubleshot shotguns requires some expertise but if one has achieved expert skills at making classic weed cigarettes then there will be no problem using these same techniques on any type or size marijuana cigarette – double shotgun or otherwise. The first step is to get a good amount of weed in your hand. It doesn’t really matter how much although you could be doing buckets with the stuff if you want to pay for it. This recipe is all about efficiency so let’s keep things light and manageable. You don’t need an entire ounce or anything like that because one can easily make a single double shotgun with less than 0.1 grams of weed which is this recipe’s minimum requirement. If you can’t get your hands on any weed, there are plenty of other techniques out there that will also work for getting high but be sure to practice mastering them because they aren’t very great or cool to be unable to do. With your preferred measurement of weed now in hand, place it on the diagonal corner of the paper which allows you to create a single double shotgun without tearing or distorting its shape. Fold verrry slowwwly over itself until it’s half-folded then tuck the resulting flap into that first fold and continue rolling. This is the most dangerous part of the whole operation since it’s easy to tear or damage your roll during this step, but you can avoid all that by paying close attention and taking your time. After rolling is complete (which should take no longer than three minutes if you’re doing it right), lick down the length of the paper connecting the two ends. Take the remaining length of paper (on the outside) and tuck it into the rolled portion down near the end which you are now licking, then fold it inward to seal everything together.

    Now we have cleared some of the joint frames you can build, let’s get on to the 7 odd tips for rolling the best joint you’ve ever made.

    7 Odd and Unique Joint Tips While Rolling in 2022 :-

    Step 1: Choose the Right Flower

    This is one of those things that sounds kind of obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t do it! The evolution of rolling a joint starts with choosing your perfect strain and knowing what works best under certain conditions can help save time in production- especially if there are different types available for selection from which to choose– like SATIVAS vs ROCKETLETS. Pick a Sativa strain (up and energetic) for day use; they’re great for daytime smoking. If you’d like to take a break from smoking during the day but don’t want to lose your buzz, try an Indica-dominant hybrid. These strains provide all of the effects of a Sativa with less stimulation and more mellow relaxation. The same goes for Rockettes, the indica-rich varieties will lose their edge quicker and allow you to be functional sooner! Doesn’t matter what strain or phenotype you choose, just be sure that your flowers are FRESH and well cured before rolling. Pre-rolls can also save time when looking for a stronger buzz; again, make sure you’re using fresh weed and not an old shake.

    Step 2: Your Joint Paper is as Important

    Knowing and picking the right paper for you can enhance your experience by half!

    You’ve got plenty to choose from when it comes down to deciding on the right kind of paper. There are classic white or brown papers, pulp papers, and rice-based options that offer standard+different flavors depending upon your taste buds’ preferences and treats! So make sure you take some time out in choosing which is best suited just as much at home with yourself because who wants their mood altered by bad surroundings?? Pro tip => No One!

    Of course, you may already have a favorite brand of rolling papers that suits your taste buds. There are also flavored papers to choose from, which can alter the flavor of your smoke session. For instance, there are fruit-flavored options that give off sweet tastes while others try to imitate popular flavors like grape or cherry.

    Step 3: Grind Your Flower Right

    Your crumpled-up marijuana should be free of stems and pollen. If you notice any powdery stuff hanging out at the bottom chamber, then that’s kief—a byproduct from curing that contains THC! Sometimes you need to grind up your weed and then add some water or coconut milk before smoking because icky green weeds can get stuck in the bottom chamber. To use it as an additive for potency purposes simply sprinkle some over your packed bowl or add back into joints if needed; we recommend keeping about 5% – 10%.

    The best grinding will result after there is little to no resistance left while you twist your can back and forth! 10 to 12 is a golden standard for many. This will help ensure an even burn with no hot spots that could potentially burn your fingers!

    Step 4: Always Use a Filter

    Joints are king when it comes to smoking weed, but if you want the best possible high-order use a filter! Filters will keep herbs from burning your mouth and they also help create barriers between lipids (like oils) in cannabis with other substances such as tobacco. A thinly rolled joint has more surface area than an obese one so plan accordingly – make sure that there’s enough for yourself before sharing though 🙂

    Despite what you might have heard, there are still benefits to using regular tips designed for self-rolling cigarette smokers. The filters are specifically made so they can catch larger particles than just THC which means while it is true that we will be missing out on some marijuana highs; don’t sweat this because in longterm these count towards our health and wellness goals – plus smoking with a filter makes rolling the perfect joint easier! They are easier because there’s no need to worry about what might be coming out of your pipe when not at home. They also improve airflow which can reduce inflammation in some cases.

    Step 5: Fill That Paper with the Greenzzz

    To get the most out of your joint place your herbs along one edge so they can be tucked under when you roll up the other sides into an even tube shape. Make sure there are at least two inches between individual joints or else they’ll look messy (and who wants that?). Once laid flat on their tray plates, leave about three-quarter-inch gaps both top-to place more weed if needed. Leave enough room to place your filter at one end.

    Step 6: Pinch and Roll

    The secret to getting a tight and cylindrical joint is to grab the flower-filled paper by both ends, pinch the tops of the paper with your thumbs and forefingers, and rub your fingers together in an up-and-down motion. By doing so, you effectively push the flower into a tight little log the same width as the filter. Once you’re there, you’re ready to tuck the unglued side of the paper around the filter and roll. Don’t expect to get it right the first time as this part takes patience and finesse. Focus on getting the paper tight around the filter first. From there, the rest of the joint will follow.

    Step 7: Lick, Tap, and Twist

    Once it’s all set, you lick the glue end and seal. Tap the filter against a hard surface to help the flower settle in or pack the bloom with a pencil, chopstick, or a similar pointy object and finally twist the excess paper at the top of your joint to keep everything in place.

    For extra fineness, you can use scissors to trim both ends to meet your satisfaction.

    Joint Rolling Troubleshoot Tips/Tricks:-

    • If your joint gets loose halfway through rolling it, back up and start again with a tighter pinch around the filter.
    • If your joint burns unevenly, your flower maybe a little too chunky. Grind the flower a little more next time (Step 3, rinse, repeat!).
    • If you need to keep lighting it to get any smoke, the flower is too finely ground and prevents air from flowing through. Ease up with the grinder next time.

    If all else fails, you can check out some pre-rolled cones here. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone 😉
    Also,
    check out a couple of handpicked videos on rolling the best joints from YT: 

    Step by step tutorial on how to roll a J from a fellow YouTuber “ImAlwaysBlazin420

    And here we explain how our famous Cellulose paper, also known as “transparent rolling paper”, is used for making a see-through joint!

    Can Cannabis Help You Cope with Anxiety

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    Can Cannabis Help You Cope with Anxiety?

    Anxiety disorders are the most well-known mental illness in the U.S., affecting over 40 million adults, or 18.1% of the population. Heightened by the recent pandemic, the World Health Organization in a published report highlights dim prospects for mental health and likely fallout of mental health-related crisis in the near future.

    Most anxiety-related disorders have been traced to psychological stress. Psychological stress is noted to increase anxiety that can have an adverse effect on the immune system of the body and the mental health of the individual. So, in these stressful times, it is not impossible for an increased number of individuals to experience heightened anxiety and mental health-related symptoms. 

    Mental health challenges are a real problem, and while many solutions including therapy, regular exercise, dieting and supplements have been advised, there is another solution that is fast gaining traction across a broad base of individuals, and that is CBD!

    What is CBD?

    Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the substances that is extracted from the cannabis plant. It is the second most prevalent substance found in the plant, and it is highly regarded for its therapeutic benefits. Being a phytocannabinoid, the substance interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, supporting it to perform its function of balance (homeostasis) effectively.

    CBD is noted to offer stress relieve, relief from pain, is clinically indicated to stop or manage severe seizures and is noted as a potential therapeutic solution for anxiety, depression and anxiety-related symptoms.

    While there aren’t enough scientific reports to support this stance, partly owing to the nascent nature of research into the efficacy of the substance, early results show sufficient prospects on the efficacy of CBD to proffer a potent intervention for a broad range of medical conditions including anxiety, and anxiety-related conditions.

    To draw a relationship between anxiety and CBD, we have dug a little deeper into the effect CBD has on anxiety and depression, and the clinical studies supporting these results.

    Without much ado, let’s dive in.

    CBD and Anxiety

    There is an increased interest in clinical research on the relationship between CBD, anxiety, and fear. Researchers have sought to define the relationship between anxiety and fear, and how CBD can affect the hormones that influence these reactions associated with the different responses – Anxiety and fear.

    In laboratory settings, CBD has been shown to decrease experimentally induced anxiety and lessen fear memories in healthy adult participants. Clinical trials in patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have demonstrated that CBD based anxiety medications can reduce their symptoms.

    Although the trials have shown limited results, it is evident that CBD reduces experimentally induced anxiety and fear. For example, one study in healthy participants and those suffering from social anxiety disorder found that CBD decreased task-related anxiety and has significant anxiolytic effects.

    How does it do this?

    Because CBD is able to influence the ECS, it causes it to increase secretion levels of the hormones that control mood and emotions. This way, the body is able to better manage the stress arising for anxiety-prone situations. 

    Several persons have reported feeling better and more confident after several doses of CBD. A regular health care regime including CBD can help you feel better and less moody.

    While more is to be learned about CBD’s anxiolytic effect, but with clinical research moving at a slow pace, it might be a while before official approval of CBD as an anti-anxiety solution. However, going by the relative success in clinical trials and in-person reports, it wouldn’t hurt anyone to incorporate high-grade CBD oil into their self-care regimen for better mental health wellbeing.

    How to Use CBD for Anxiety

    If you’re curious about using CBD oil as an alternative intervention medication for anxiety, understanding the pros and cons of the various ingestion methods can help you determine which form of consumption best suits your needs.

    Tinctures and oils

    CBD tinctures and oils represent a quick, easy, and accurate way to consume CBD. While most tinctures contain CBD in an alcohol base, CBD oils contain CBD extracts infused into a carrier oil, such as coconut or hemp seed oil.

    Tinctures and oils are taken using a dropper, which allows you to easily measure intake. The cannabinoid rapidly enters the bloodstream when taken sublingually—results can kick in as quickly as ten minutes and may last up to three to four hours.

    CBD vape oils

    CBD can be vaped using a special pen that vaporizes the oil. At present, the safety of vaping has come under intense scrutiny as several hospitalizations for lungs related ailments owing to vaping has been recorded. However, the federal Center for Disease Control has found that most cases have been linked to the use of illicit-market THC vape cartridges tainted with vitamin E oil (tocopheryl-acetate).

    CBD vape cartridges purchased in legal state-licensed cannabis stores are highly regulated. Proceed with caution when considering any vaping product in an unregulated environment.

    Edibles

    CBD, while super easy to consume in this form, may take some time for the effects to kick in. This is as a result of the limited bioavailability of CBD passing through the gastrointestinal tract.

    Using edibles makes for inaccurate dosing. Use wisely to avoid cases of adverse reactions owing to over consumption.

    Smoking

    Smoking provides an almost instantaneous method for enjoying the effects of CBD. Smoking sends the cannabinoid directly to the alveoli of the lungs, and from there, CBD molecules enter the bloodstream for rapid absorption. However, measuring your CBD intake can be tricky when you smoke, and the act of smoking itself can cause lung inflammation.

    General Dosing Tips

    Some basic factors that you should consider when devising a CBD dose include:

    • Bodyweight
    • Metabolism
    • Concentration of CBD
    • The severity of your anxiety

    Your unique body chemistry affects how you respond to CBD. 

    The concentration of CBD varies between products and is generally expressed as milligrams (mg) per container.

    Once you know the potency of the CBD product you hold, you can use a dosage calculator to help settle on your perfect dose. 

    Final Thought

    CBD is inevitably a multifaceted supplement that’s becoming well established by research. We are hopeful that with more evidence emerging that shows real therapeutic benefits, that the substance would enjoy full legality for pharmacological use.

    Cannabis Overdose – Truth or Myth

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    Cannabis Overdose – Truth or Myth

    There is an ongoing controversy around the effects cannabis or in wider scope marijuana can have on the body, and if excess intake of the substance can cause a fatal overdose. Even amongst supposed experts, the verdict varies. 

    In this article, we will take a closer look at how cannabis or in this case marijuana affects the body, and if in fact, it can cause a fatal overdose.

    Disclaimer: The content of this article does not connote medical advice and it should not be seen or taken as such. The author and his partners are absolved of how you use the information contained therein.

    Now, down to business.

    To know if cannabis can cause an overdose, it is first important to understand how cannabis interacts with the human body. 

    Marijuana – also known as Maryjane, pot, weed, hash, and dozens of other names – consists of the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. Traditionally, the substance is consumed by smoking but in some cases, it can be consumed as an ingredient in food, brewed tea, or oils.

    The different methods of taking the drug may cause the drug to affect your body differently. When you inhale marijuana smoke into your lungs, the drug is quickly released into your bloodstream and makes its way to your brain and other organs. It will take a little longer time to feel the effects if you eat or drink the substance.

    So, what happens when you consume cannabis?

    Several persons report various physical and psychological effects when they consume the substance. Effects range from harm and discomfort to pain relief and relaxation. 

    When cannabis enters your bloodstream, the effects are usually person dependent. While the substance is rated to have therapeutic benefits, the reaction is not the same for everyone. Some of the reported effects include; changes in perception and increased heart rate, an enveloping sense of relieve and relaxation, and for many others, an increased state of inebriety.

    This is how cannabis interacts with the body.

    Cannabis interacts with what is known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) located in the brain and Central Nervous System in the body. The substance being a phytocannabinoid work to support the ECS to perform its function correctly.

    The substance is rated to support the body to heal its self of pain, provide relief from anxiety, help to stop seizures, and in many ways provide therapeutic relief for a whole range of conditions that plague the human body.

    So, how can something so good cause any harm?

    While the consumption of cannabis holds plenty of benefits for the body, we cannot deny that the substance can cause some harm in some people. For much of the negative effects of the substance, we can credit the causes to abuse, and consuming THC rich marijuana.

    Now, this is an entirely different topic on its own, but no worry, we would try to break it down a little.

    THC and CBD

    Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD are the two most dominant chemicals you would find in the Cannabis plant. By virtue of their dominance, cannabis plants are rated along these lines.

    THC is the reason your mommy warned you about marijuana. The substance is what causes the euphoric high that most people experience when they consume the substance recreationally. The consumption of THC is illegal in most parts of the world, and in some instances, THC rich marijuana is considered first-class drugs, and as such, consumption and possession are considered criminal offences.

    CBD on the other hand is non-psychotropic and does not cause any euphoric reactions. The substance is responsible for much of the positive attention that cannabis is receiving right now and it is noted for its therapeutic properties and healing tendencies.

    CBD does not cause a high and can be consumed by people of all ages.

    TAKEAWAY

    The effects of marijuana on the body are often immediate. Longer-term effects may depend on how you take it, how much you use, and how often you use it. 

    While you can’t overdose on cannabis in the way that you can overdose on, say, opioids, it doesn’t mean you can’t overdo it or have a bad reaction to cannabis.

    How much marijuana is too much?

    There isn’t a straightforward answer here because everybody’s different. Some people seem to tolerate cannabis well, while others don’t tolerate it well at all. Cannabis products also vary greatly in their potency.

    Edibles, however, seem to be more likely to cause a negative reaction. This is partly because they take a long time to kick in.

    After eating an edible, it can be anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours before feeling the effects. In the meantime, many people end up eating more because they mistakenly believe the edibles are weak.

    Mixing cannabis with alcohol can also cause a negative reaction for some people, and like we have said above, consuming THC rich marijuana products can cause a bad reaction in some people, especially those who don’t use cannabis often.

    What does a bad reaction look like?

    Cannabis can have quite a few less-than-desirable side effects, including:

    • confusion
    • thirstiness or a dry mouth (aka “cotton mouth”)
    • concentration problems
    • slower reaction times
    • dry eyes
    • fatigue or lethargy
    • headaches
    • dizziness
    • increased heart rate
    • anxiety and other changes in mood

    In rarer cases, it can also cause:

    • hallucinations
    • paranoia and panic attacks
    • nausea and vomiting

    These side effects can last anywhere from 20 minutes to a full day. In general, cannabis that’s higher in THC is associated with more severe, long-lasting effects. And yes, it’s possible to wake up with a “weed hangover” the following day.

    Looking to avoid a bad reaction in the future?

    Keep the following in mind:

    • Start with low doses. If it’s your first time using cannabis, it’s a good idea you start low and slow. Consume a small amount and give it plenty of time to kick in before using more.
    • Be careful with edibles. Edibles take anywhere from 20 minutes up to 2 hours to kick in because they need to be digested first. If you’re trying edibles for the first time, or if you’re not sure of the strength, have a very small amount and wait at least 2 hours before having more.
    • Try a low-THC cannabis product. Most dispensaries and cannabis shops list the amount of THC in their products. If you’re new to cannabis, or if you’re sensitive to the side effects, try a low-THC product or one with a high CBD: THC ratio.
    • Avoid overwhelming situations. If cannabis sometimes makes you anxious or confused, it might be best to use it in a safe, calm environment.

    Last word!

    While nobody has died from overdosing on cannabis alone, it’s possible to consume too much and have a bad reaction. This tends to happen more with edibles and high-THC products.

    If you’re new to cannabis, pay careful attention to how much cannabis you’re consuming at a time and give yourself plenty of time to feel the effects before using more.

    Cannabis and Sex – Unraveling Research

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    Cannabis and Sex – Unraveling Research

    Cannabis (marijuana) has a bit of a mixed reputation when it comes to sex. While some have ascribed it to being a traditional herbal aphrodisiac with nearly mythical libido-boosting powers, many others are of the opinion that the substance reduces sperm count and can contribute to erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation. 

    In reality, the relationship between Sex and Cannabis is far more complicated than any of the above assumptions. In this article, we would try to establish in very small measure (yes, small measure because there are very little bodies of research on the subject) the relationship between cannabis and sex.

    Note: Sexual arousal and functioning is a very complicated subject, and its relationship with any substance has more to do with the individual’s sexuality than it is with the substance, in this case, Cannabis.

    Before we get into the thick of the subject, it’s important to establish that “good sex” means different things to different people, and even for the same person, the time of day or even the day in question and other social factors can have an immense effect on how enjoyable sexual acts can be.

    But what does the Research Say?

    When researchers examine sexual enjoyment, they tend to take different aspects of it into account. Some of the factors that are considered include biological, social, and psychological factors that may play a role in attraction, arousal, orgasm, and overall satisfaction. The approach is no different when establishing a relationship between cannabis and sex.

    Because of the nature of cannabis, it is difficult to measure its effect on the sexual behavior of participants in a controlled study. Rather than rely on the controlled study technique in this research, most researchers have opted for self-reported surveys. 

    Most of what we know about cannabis and sex comes from self-reported surveys. But there a few drawbacks to studies of these nature. For one, it requires relying on people to accurately (and honestly) remember how much and how often they’ve used particular substances, as well as what effect those substances had on their sex lives. 

    Researchers also have no way of corroborating what survey respondents say. Scientists can’t test the drug people have been using to see what it actually is (does it have a high THC content? Is it a concentrate or an edible?) And they have to trust that they and their study subjects share a common frame of reference for and definition of subjective words to describe a highly personal experience, like “enjoyment.”

    But that won’t stop us from examining the results. 

    Research Underway

    In a study (about the first-ever publication on the subject) published in 1979 in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, researchers asked a group of 84 grad students what they thought the relationship between cannabis and sex would be. Those who had firsthand experience with the topic (39 percent) were asked to answer from that perspective. Although the groups agreed that cannabis increases overall sexual pleasure, only those who were “experienced smokers” also strongly believed that it increased the intensity of an orgasm and that it should be considered an aphrodisiac.

    In a more recent study published in 2017 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, data from the large nationally representative National Survey of Family Growth were used. Researchers found that people who reported using cannabis monthly, weekly, or daily also reported slightly more frequent sex than those who never smoked. (Women who used cannabis daily had an average of 7.1 sexual encounters in the previous four weeks compared to 6 for those who never used it.)

    From the above two studies, it is safe to deduce that the consumption of cannabis plays a significant role in sexual enjoyment and satisfaction.

    However, to further establish the fact, let us examine a separate study involving 373 female respondents. In this study, 176 respondents reported ever using cannabis, with about half of them reporting frequent use (anywhere from once a week to several times a day). 127 of the 176 cannabis users reported ever using cannabis before sex.

    In the study, there were a few major findings; 

    1. People who reported ever using cannabis prior to sex were more likely to report having satisfying orgasms than those who did not use cannabis before sex (and this was a statistically significant difference). 
    2. Those who reported frequent cannabis use (not necessarily before sex) were also significantly more likely to report having satisfying orgasms than people who reported infrequent cannabis use. 
    3. People who reported using cannabis before sex were also more likely to say that they use cannabis specifically to decrease pain (though this wasn’t a statistically significant difference).

    This study does have many of the same limitations as those that came before it (such as small sample size and a possible self-selection bias), but it’s unique in that it gives a balanced view of the subject matter, seeing that most surveys had focused solely on men.

    With that said, let’s see how cannabis can impact sex.

    Wrap Up: Here is how cannabis could theoretically impact sex.

    While we cannot say for sure how it happens, we can only try to explain, given the limited evidence at our disposal. 

    Cannabis is a vasodilator (meaning it opens blood vessels and increases blood flow), plus its effect on order functions, including memory and feelings of fear and anxiety, it is hard not to see how it can’t contribute to having better sex.

    In addition, animal research suggests that stimulating the CB1 receptor can delays ejaculation. So, if we were to mirror the same response in humans, it is only logical that cannabis consumption may contribute to the increased level of enjoyment the human participants reported in the surveys we mentioned previously.

    So you see, although the research is still unraveling, there are some valid cases of cannabis having a significant influence over how we can enjoy and participate in sexual acts.

    Vaping Vs. Smoking Cannabis – Which is Safer?

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    Vaping Vs. Smoking Cannabis – Which is Safer?

    Lately, the rise in the ‘quit smoke’ campaign has caused an exodus to vaping.

    So, while there’s a remarkable increasing drop in the smoking rate, many have only abandoned their smoke for other tobacco and e-nicotine delivery forms. This move may be linked to the widespread perception that vaping may be healthier than smoking.

    The fast-growing vaping popularity, particularly among the young ones, has become a significant threat to society. 

    Since vaping involves vapor inhalation and not smoke, it’s common to think vapor might be healthier.

    The fact is, both vaping and smoking come with their safety concerns. 

    This article seeks to shed light on the possible risks of vaping vs. smoking, as well as their potential individual long-term effects.

    But, first…

    What is vaping? 

    Vaping involves inhalation of vaporized liquid, called e-juice, with an electronic cigarette. The e-juice contains different chemicals, including flavorings and nicotine. 

    These relatively new battery-powered devices are available in different forms, resembling pens, typical traditional cigarettes, or even classic gadgets.

    As mentioned, lately, there’s a rising number of vapers, particularly among teenagers.

    American Heart Association (AHA) has debunked widespread insinuations that vaping is healthier than smoking.

    Vaping Vs. Smoking – Which Is Less Harmful?

    While some evidence claims smoking may cause more danger to the body, vaping isn’t safe either. Both smoking and vaping may have some adverse effects.

    John Hopkins Medicine explains that vaping may indeed be less harmful, as smokers can inhale as much as 7,000 chemicals, which should be far less with vaping. 

    E-juices come with fewer dreaded toxins than traditional cigarettes. Researchers believe vaping may be unsafe for the following reasons:

    • E-juice may be dangerous if mistakenly consumed
    • E-cigarettes are high in nicotine, which is widely known to inhibit brain development in children and teens.
    • Vaping may also deliver harmful substances like heavy metals, diacetyl, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
    • Vaping, if not controlled, might become a new normal

    The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention reveals a total of 2,807 vape related hospitalization or deaths.

    CDC as well explains that the removal of vitamin E acetate and other harmful ingredients from vaping products has caused a significant reduction in the symptoms caused by vaping. 

    While vaping is still relatively new to users and researchers, smoking’s damaging effects have enough data to back up its claim. 

    The CDC has warned that smoking might cause:

    • Up to 90 percent of all lung cancer-related deaths
    • Damage to all body organs
    • Over 480,000 deaths annually – in the US only
    • Averagely 80 percent of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Higher risk of developing stroke, heart diseases, and related health conditions

    Smoking and Its Long Term Effects

    As mentioned, smoking comes with several adverse effects, including

    • Increased risk of cataracts
    • Reduced sperm count
    • Increase in general inflammation
    • Impairs immunity
    • Increases the risk of congenital disabilities or pregnancy loss
    • Stroke exposure
    • Blocks the arteries and veins
    • May increase the risk of a cancerous growth on any part of the body including stomach, kidney, and lungs
    • Increases overall healthcare cost
    • Vaping and its long term effects

    Being a relatively new habit, there are but small data on vaping and its effect, particularly in the long term. 

    Some experts explain that vaping was originally designed to offer nicotine users a safer way to indulge. However, growing evidence has shown vaping may:

    • Impair immunity
    • Harm the lungs
    • Encourage cancerous cell growth
    • Inhibit brain development in teenagers, children, and even fetuses. 

    Researchers urge that we wait for more research results to unravel more long-term effects of smoking. 

    Worthy of mention, some vape users have sustained injuries caused by defective battery explosions while charging the e-cigarettes. 

    Quit

    While there’s a rising belief that vaping is an excellent first step to quit smoking, the FDA is yet to verify that claim. There is, for now, no good-enough scientific evidence that suggests vaping may ease cessation.

    Besides that, there is yet no comprehensive studies on this subject. Too often, an attempt to switch to vaping ends up with dual-use – the use of smokes and vapes interchangeably. 

    Hence, the CDC advises people to adopt FDA-approved quit-smoking technique. Also, they recommend that people discuss with their health care provider about quitting, both vaping and smoking. 

    Final Tips

    • The young and expectant women should, as much as possible, avoid both traditional cigarette and e-cigarette exposure. 
    • Also, persons struggling to quit cigarettes and tobacco products may consider using a tested smoking cessation therapy before opting for e-cigs. The E-cigarette is yet to get any scientific backup as an effective cessation therapy.
    • If you’re not struggling with tobacco products or any form of smoke, don’t try e-cigs.

    As research continues, we await more evidence. Although existing studies show vaping may be less damaging, it still isn’t a safe alternative to smoking.

    However, if you insist on switching from tobacco to vaping as a cessation effort, ensure you don’t stay too long vaping. 

    Vaping’s likely side effects may worsen with regular and chronic usage.

    Difference Between Joints, Blunts, Bongs, Dabs, and Other Ways of Smoking Cannabis

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    What’s the Difference Between Joints, Blunts, Bongs, Dabs, and Other Ways of Smoking Cannabis?

    Do you seek a healthier way to consume your cannabis?

    Note that inhalation, of any sort, cannot be referred to as safe. Typically, cannabis is packed with toxins and carcinogens, which scientists warn may cause severe [long term] damage to users’ health.

    However, some methods may be less toxic and, hence, less harmful than others.

    Quickly, let’s discuss the different methods and smoking accessories. You’d all find some smoke-free cannabis dosage options you may find desirable:

    Vaping Looks Safe

    Common knowledge suggests inhaling smoke can be unhealthy for your lungs. For this, many smokers have resorted to vape as they believe it’s safe. But, this isn’t entirely correct.

    Increasing evidence shows that vaping may present some side effects. One primary concern with vape is the inhalation of Vitamin E acetate, an additive present in most THC-rich vaping products.

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)believes this chemical additive has been widely linked to several cases of vaping or e-cigarette-related lung injury and, in worse cases, death.

    Vitamin E acetate, however, is only found in e-juice and not the cannabis herbs.

    A 2016 research shows that vaping cannabis buds – not e-juice –is less damaging to the respiratory system than traditional smoking. So far, research on vaping remains too limited for any conclusive statements.

    However, besides the impact on lung health, potency is also a debate. People who consume cannabis through vape reports more potent effects, even with less THC, than when smoked. By this, many vape users may find themselves more intoxicated with vaping than smoking. 

    What About Bongs?

    Do they filter out the harmful stuff?

    A bit. Not enough to make it healthy.

    Bongs deliver cooler and smoother hits – No direct heat as with paper-rolled cannabis. 

    Noteworthily – however, although inhalation ‘feels’ less harsh, not to your lungs. 

    Should I then Consider Joints and Blunts?

    First, remember you’d still inhale smoke, whether with blunts or joints. However, it may be fair enough to call the-perfect joints a lesser of the two evils. Since blunts are made with a hollowed-out cigarette, the rolling papers and the cigars are notably toxic.

    Although tobacco is emptied, nitrosamines and other cancer-causing toxins remain in the cigar. Even, rolling papers produce smoke with remarkably toxic concentrations.

    Next, size. Blunts come in larger sizes than joints and, hence, offer more pot per wrap. Typically, one blunt equals about six joints.

    It Should Be Dabbing!

    They say dabbing promises a ‘cleaner high.’ Not so true.

    Budder, or dabs, releases up to 80 percent more THC concentration than other weed products. However, being a relatively new concept, researches on its effects are still in their infancy. Experts advise that more info may be needed to state the true nature of dabbing cannabis and its adverse effects – if any.

    However, reports from growing research think the use of high-THC-concentrated products may cause long-term mental disorders like psychosis. Again, THC misuse, which, too often, leads to addiction, and eventual drug dependency, is a critical concern with dosing high-THC, particularly among the millennials.

    Also, without adequate experience in extraction and/or state-of-the-art lab equipment, you may have a hard time [if ever] obtaining pure dabs.

    A study reveals dabs may contain residual solvents and contaminants, which may cause cardiotoxicity and neurotoxicity. 

    Besides, your respiratory system suffers from dabbing. Evidence shows some cases of vaping-related lung damage.

    Some Other Methods

    So far, it seems there are no safe ways around smoking cannabis. That’s what it is. However, there are several other options you may want to check out. Let’s quickly discuss them:

    • Edibles

    Unlike with vaping and smoking, ingesting your cannabis product has no business with your lungs. The only issue is that edibles do not offer instantaneous effect, since it first goes through the digestive system before it enters the bloodstream.

    The right side, however, is that the effect stays way longer than with inhalation. Again, edibles come in different dosage forms – from baked foods to gummies and candies. 

    • Sublingual

    By sublingual administration, your CBD product – tincture, dissolvable tables, etc. – is placed beneath the tongue and held for about 60 seconds.

    This method is adjudged faster than ingestion since the compounds are delivered through the sublingual gland directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system.

    • Topicals

    Topicals are skin applications, including balms, creams, and lotions. They may help relieve inflammation and pain at targeted spots on the body.

    • Suppositories

    While it may sound weird, shoving weed up your vagina or butt is a thing. There are many CD-infused suppositories on the market designed for several therapeutic reasons, including nausea relief or pain. Some are high in THC, for increased benefits. 

    If You Must Smoke, Consider These Things…

    Quit smoke’ is the healthiest advice there is for smokers. But if you wish to continue smoking – even with the known risks – here are helpful tips to always have handy: 

    • Don’t hold your smoke too long

    The longer you hold in weed smoke, the higher tar consumed and the higher risk of lung damage. Holding your smoke for too long does your lungs more harm than good. 

    • Choose FDA-approved rollers

    While rolling papers may all look natural, some contain toxic favors and chemicals. Buying your rolling papers, insist on FDA-approved products

    • Prefer glass pipes and bongs

    Rubber bongs may be high in phthalates, BPA, and related harmful chemicals, which may cause severe health conditions like cancer. 

    • Keep your tools clean

    Ensure your pipes, bongs, and even rolling papers are in good shape. Prevent your weed from any unhygienic surface contacts. 

    • Don’t pass your joints or share your mouthpiece

    While it’s fair to share your stash, it’s not cool with bongs, pipes, and joints. Spit-spit contact that occurs when sharing these items may cause high exposure to infections.

    Conclusion

    There’s no such thing as a safe way to smoke weed. Regardless of your preferred dosage preference, any form of inhalation poses a danger to the lungs.

    The safest way to consume cannabis is through an oral, topical, or sublingual application. These ways, you consume all cannabis has to offer, but without the lung-threatening smoke. 

    But if you insist on puffs, vaporizers that favor flowers, and not concentrates, may be safer.

    If you’re unsure which roller paper to begin using or improve your smoking experience, Moon Smoking offers a wide range of products, both for retailers and wholesale purchases. Feel free to discuss with us if you ever get lost in the options or for more inquiries. 

    Machine Packed and Hand Packed Rolling Paper – Fact and Fiction

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    Where do you get your rolling paper from?

    Whichever way you want to look at it, the rolling paper affects the quality of the smoking experience. While many might chose to make light of this important aspect of the smoking culture, for some of the best smoke enthusiasts and connoisseurs, the choice of rolling papers, the credibility of the rolling paper manufacturer, and the process of production are key factors to consider when choosing a rolling paper brand.

    The custom rolling papers making industry is continually evolving to capture the latest technology and the application of modern manufacturing techniques to create the perfect paper. These techniques are applied across a range of functions including manufacturing, packaging, handling, transportation, and storage.

    Today, we shall be taking a cursory look at one aspect of the papermaking process that is quite important yet most often overlooked. We shall be looking into the process of making and packing rolling papers with a view to show the difference and suitability of machine-packed rolling papers over traditional hand-packed rolling papers.

    The Hand Packed Rolling Paper

    So there you are, staring into the rolls of shelves at your local grocery store, trying to decide on which pack of rolling paper to take home and get your Kush lighted up. There are many to choose from, different types; some flavored, others plain and then there is the one that sits distinct, with bold letters “Hand Packed”, printed on the packaging. 

    What’s the deal, you ask? Does this make for a better product? Also, if it does, does it get even better when lighted up?

    Well, the answers to the above questions lie solely with preference. Yes! It all depends on your preference for a particular type of product. 

    While some people have declared a preference for handmade rolling papers, they are not any different from machine-made papers. In fact, the hand-made and packed rolling papers are known to be an unhygienic choice due to the grave amount of human interaction with the manufacturing process.

    Some proponents of hand packing have opined that hand-packed rolling papers have a distinct flavor and edge that sets them above machine-packed papers however, recent research studies show different. Especially after the widely spread pandemic across the globe; and it is evident here, why!

    According to a recent scientific clinical study by a select industry research panel made up of packaging industry industrial scientists, research engineers, randomly selected consumers, packaging product development specialists, and numerous other types of visionaries, it was determined that hand packing a food product has virtually no effect on its flavor. Instead, with handmade and packed papers, you run the risk of contamination with human hair, saliva, and in some instances harmful bacteria. Hand-made and packed paper are also very expensive and do not offer product consistency.

    Machine Made and Packed, over Hand Made and Packed

    Because of the inherent risks and poor economics associated with handmade and packed rolling papers, many rolling paper-making companies are shifting their production to fully automatic. The pandemic effects have further cemented their decisions to invest in the long-term benefits of machine packaged routines!

    For us at Moon Smoking, we value your health and because we always strive to provide a great smoking experience for you, we have moved our custom rolling paper factory to fully automatic. All our processes have limited human interactions and our custom rolling papers are made to the highest possible standards in the industry.

    Some of the benefits of Machine packed papers over hand-packed papers include:-

    Elimination of the human factor:

    Possibly the most glaring positive benefit of the modern paper packing process is that it eliminates the “human” factor. Machine packing eliminates all associated risks of running a solely manual process. The risks of willful contamination of products and issues relating to human errors are eliminated leaving an almost perfect product you can trust.

    A more hygienic option:

    Machine-packed custom rolling papers are a more hygienic option. Because we understand the nature of man and his inherent excesses, we are conscious of how we allow human interaction with your rolling paper. Cases of unhygienic handling or contamination are totally eliminated in a fully automatic process.

    Better pricing:

    With machine-packed papers, we are able to offer a better price option for you. Because of the swift nature of the production process, less cost on labor, and lower downtime, we are able to get a more quality paper at the best possible price. We utilize the latest technology and techniques to produce papers that surpass every standard while remaining affordable.

    Check out how to Check Machine packed papers over hand-packed papers with proof, using the tutorial below!

    The Moon Smoking Difference

    We are The Moon Group, manufacturers of bespoke, made-to-order tobacco smoking accessories including but not limited to rolling paper, filter tips, cones, etc. Since 2010, we have continued to offer the Asian tobacco industry and tobacco industries across the world the much-needed style-focused smoke accessories to achieve a remarkable experience.

    Our top-of-the-range quality custom rolling papers are produced under stringent conditions of quality and safety and are made almost perfect for your smoking pleasure. We have invested massively in product lines and processes that prioritize consumer satisfaction. You can trust us to deliver quality products that meet the exquisite taste of you and your clientele base.

    Our approach to rolling paper production has helped us to:-

    1. Decrease product costs: Manual packaging needs labor to pack products, our automated process line has helped reduce the cost associated with labor and has eliminated risks associated with human interactions. Our assembly packing lines have made our products reliable, cost-effective, and trustworthy, and it offers the best packing solutions for finer paper.
    2. Enhance Order Speed: With our fully automatic process, we can meet any order request in a quick time. We are primed to meet the demands of the budding tobacco industry across Asia, the Middle East, and around the world.
    3. Enduring Support: With one process less to worry about, our team of experts is always on hand to support customers at all times. We provide support services for wholesale customers and businesses that require expertise in the industry.

    At Moon Smoking, we have been manufacturing and selling rolling papers, filter tips, and custom smoking accessories for over a decade. We are the top recipient of the 2016 Golden Leaf Award presented by Tobacco Reporter.

    Difference between Hemp and Marijuana and Its Extracts

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    Difference between Hemp and Marijuana and Its Extracts

    Hemp, marijuana, and cannabis are widely used interchangeably. Although these terms are interrelated, they mean different things –culturally and botanically. 

    If you’ve thought marijuana and hemp mean the same thing, read on to find out their differences. 

    This article explains the difference between these plants and their relationship with cannabis. 

    Without much ado, 

    What is Hemp? 

    Hemp is a cannabis specie. The plant is remarkable for its low THC concentration. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is a naturally occurring compound in the cannabis plant, responsible for the ‘high’ associated with cannabis usage. 

    So, although THC has as many therapeutic potentials as CBD, the latter [CBD] is widely more tolerated, particularly in the medical and legal niches.

    In the US, for instance, hemp is considered safe and thus legal at the federal level. Although the plant is not recognized by the FDA as a prescription drug treatment for any health condition – except Epidiolex, a CBD-infused drug for epilepsy – it is widely sold as a supplement. 

    Noteworthily, the Agriculture Improvement Act, (known as the Farm Bill), defines hemp as products with less than .3 percent THC level. Any product with over the .3 percent benchmark is considered marijuana. 

    Besides medicals, the hemp plant has also been resourceful in the production of biofuels and textiles. 

    Even more, the seeds are used to produce hemp seed oil or eaten. The flowers are also exploited and extract infused into cosmetics and edible products.

    What is Marijuana? 

    Hemp’s cousin.

    Both hemp and marijuana are plants from the cannabis family, scientifically referred to as Cannabis Sativa L.

    While the hemp plant is high in CBD and low in THC, its marijuana relative is the reverse –  CBD-rich, THC-low.  

    Marijuana’s high THC concentration makes the plant mainly used for recreational purposes.

    While CBD-rich hemp is becoming more popular for its safe and widely-tolerated nature, the intoxicating THC-packed marijuana has tall legal walls. In the US, for instance, the herb is considered illegal federally.

    However, some US states have decriminalized the use of marijuana and established regulations for its production and distribution – both for medical and recreational use among adults.

    The marijuana plant is processed into several forms. The most common among recreational users is the cured flower. As with the hemp plant, marijuana can be extracted and sold for infusion into topicals, edibles, tinctures, etc. 

    What About Cannabis?

    Cannabis is a common name for members of the cannabaceae family. This large family consists of about 170 species – including hemp and marijuana. Cannabis is grouped into three major subfamilies, including Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Sativa, and Cannabis Ruderalis

    So, although the hemp and marijuana plants have their differences, they are both cannabis. 

    Let’s quickly discuss, a little in-depth, four primary differences between Marijuana and Hemp Plants

    Differences Between Marijuana and Hemp

    Hemp and marijuana are similar. From looks, knowing their differences can be almost impossible.

    But with the differences in application and benefits, as well as legal regulations, you sure want to clear out your confusion. 

    Here are the key differences between hemp and marijuana you should know.

    Composition

    One key distinguishing factor between marijuana and hemp is the different composition.

    Both marijuana and hemp contain CBD and THC. However, while hemp is CBD-dominant, marijuana contains more THC. 

    While THC content may reach 30 percent in marijuana, it does not exceed 0.3 percent, by dry weight, in legal hemp. 

    Legality

    With different THC levels, marijuana and THC have their individual regulations.

    Hemp, which was once regarded illegal and placed under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, is now legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill legalizes hemp and its products with THC levels not exceeding .3 percent. 

    While some state laws allow marijuana for recreational and/or medical purposes, it remains federally illegal. 

    Cultivation

    Marijuana and hemp are grown for different reasons; hence they are grown under unique conditions. 

    Marijuana plants are carefully bred under controlled circumstances to boost the plant’s components and produce female plants with flowers. 

    For best practice, factors include lighting, temperature, and humidity must be well regulated. Also, marijuana demands close attention at every stage.

    Hemp, on the other end, is grown primarily to maximize quantity – yield and size. For this, hemp plants are preferably grown outdoors and do not necessarily need all the regulations, and attention marijuana seeks. 

    Application

    Due to their unique compositions, both plants have their unique uses. 

    While marijuana is widely known for its recreational uses, research reveals several potential therapeutic applications.

    However, hemp may have more widespread applications than marijuana. Among the lot, here are common areas hemp can be used:

    • Food productions, including cooking oil, hemp-seed oil, and related products
    • Industrial purposes – or products such as textile, building materials, paper and plastic
    • Medicals – CBD-infused tinctures, topicals, and capsules are increasingly popular for therapeutic applications. 

    Hemp- Vs. Marijuana-Based CBD 

    Here’s another confusing subject.

    Given their different nature and components, expectedly, hemp-based CBD should be distinct from a marijuana-based variant. But that isn’t the case.

    Whether from marijuana or hemp, CBD’s molecule, as well as its pharmacology, are precisely the same. So regardless of its source, CBD is CBD.

    However, concerning legality, CBD is not CBD. 

    Confused? Don’t be!

    Here it is – while CBD is the same regardless of source, the Farm Bill stated, categorically, that only “hemp-derived” products with less than .3 percent THC is federally legal. 

    This means marijuana-based CBD, whether it contains more or less than .3 percent THC remains federally illegal.

    Last Notes – Hemp Vs. Marijuana 

    While it can be somewhat tricky differentiating hemp from marijuana, hopefully, the explanations in the guide detail the main differences.

    The terms marijuana and hemp are widely misapplied. Knowing which is what will help us understand what exactly we’re dealing with, particularly as to avoid both health and legal complications.