It’s been a busy week in the world of cannabis and CBD, but let’s be honest, that’s no surprise.
Big developments for Europe as we dig deeper into the ambiguous Novel Food ruling, and a CBD flower vendor gets convicted in the UK. Also, learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about cannabis and CBD use while pregnant or breastfeeding. And take a look at some exciting new CBD products, like concentrates and Moon Rocks. All that and more in this week’s CBD Testers Review and Newsletter.
The European Union’s efforts to classify CBD as a Novel Food ingredient is nothing more than a ‘smokescreen’ for the government to get a tighter hold over the industry. This according to Mike Harlington, Chairman of the Cannabis Trades Association, who has been fighting the ruling for the last 6 months.
As North America continues to expand cannabis-related liberties, it’s an entirely different situation across the pond. In the U.K., owner of the Mushroom Headshop and CBD Botanicals stores was arrested and convicted for selling CBD flowers, which are categorized as Class B drugs. The fact that CBD buds have no psychoactive effects seems to have no bearing on local authorities.
When it comes to pregnancy and breastfeeding, it can be particularly difficult to get a straight answer on the safety of cannabis and CBD use. Medical providers are wary about discussing it with their patients for fear of losing their medical licenses, and patients don’t want to bring it up and risk facing judgement or legal ramifications.
Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters in our bodies that regulate various physiological functions such as pain management, memory, cognition, mood, immune response, sleep and appetite. Phytocannabinoids are derived from plants, but they imitate the actions of endocannabinoids when consumed.
Cannabis and hemp concentrates come in different forms. They are essentially extracted and distilled from the choicest parts of the plant and offer a bolder experience than conventional flowers. The difference between cannabis and hemp concentrates is basically this. One gets you high, and one doesn’t.
CBD Moon Rocks are a relatively new product that seriously packs a punch. To quickly explain, they’re small buds, dipped in concentrate/extract, and rolled in kief – so you can see they’re typically not smoked by novice users. You can find both THC/Cannabis Moon Rocks and CBD/Hemp Moon Rocks, and today we’ll discuss the latter.
Thanks to its versatility and numerous health benefits, CBD has become extremely popular in the beauty industry. According to multiple experts, CBD is the latest anti-aging skincare ingredient. This makes sense considering CBD can be used as an anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, and a moisturizer.
All over the world, men struggle with the issue of hair loss. Many products touting themselves as the next ‘miracle cure’ ended up falling flat, leaving a serious need for something that works and isn’t just a gimmick. Could CBD – full of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals – be the cure these men have been searching for?