What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second most prevalent cannabinoid and main non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. For this reason, unlike THC, CBD won’t get you high. In addition, CBD can be extracted from hemp plants as well as cannabis plants. So, why bother getting CBD products? For its numerous benefits! That’s right, according to Harvard, CBD has been reported to help with things like anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, inflammation, and addiction. It has even been proven to help treat some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes like Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. These syndromes are often resistant to typical anti-seizure medications. In fact, the first cannabis-derived medicine approved by the FDA, Epidiolex, was created using CBD specifically for the treatment of seizures associated with these conditions.
How it Works With Cannabis (Entourage Effect)
The entourage effect is the theory that all compounds in cannabis work together. When taken together, they produce a better effect than when taken alone. This is to say that smoking a strain with certain cannabinoids (mainly CBD) and terpenes present may be better than smoking one with a high THC content alone. When CBD and other cannabinoids along with terpenes are used in tandem with THC, the effect produced may be lessened feelings of sedation, anxiety, and even munchies that THC could bring on.
CBD products can thus be broken into three categories; Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Full-spectrum CBD products contain multiple cannabinoids along with CBD like CBN, CBG, CBC, and THC. Broad-spectrum CBD products contain CBD, CBN, CBBG, and CBC but no THC. Lastly, CBD isolates simply contain CBD. While many people prefer products with a broad range of cannabinoids, there are still benefits to purchasing an isolate. When you purchase an isolate, you know you are just getting CBD. So, you don’t have to worry about ingesting any cannabinoids you may not be interested in or may not fully understand the effects of. Plus, you can use CBD isolates in tandem with other THC products if you want to incorporate more CBD into your cannabis experience.
Using CBD for Workout and Recovery
As we’ve mentioned in previous articles here at Cinder, CBD is great for post-workout recovery and pain relief in general. CBD topicals like skin creams, lotions, and balms are known for their amazing anti-inflammatory properties. This means they can help aid any soreness brought on by a vigorous workout routine. In addition, CBD topicals may also aid treatment for acne, psoriasis, eczema, and arthritis.
So, what is the science behind this miracle pain relief? The answer lies in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for regulating many systems in the body, such as the limbic, metabolic, nociceptive, and immunologic functions. They seem to do this by detecting and regulating pain, mood, hunger, memory, and more. By using CBD products, you are ensuring that these systems remain balanced.
Why You Should Buy CBD From a Dispensary
Due to its increased popularity, you’re sure to have seen CBD products everywhere from online shops to your local grocery store. Don’t be fooled by this convenience though. When purchasing CBD products, it is always best to go to your local dispensary. With store-bought CBD, you are not guaranteed a high-quality product that has undergone the same testing as CBD from a dispensary. This is because dispensaries operate under I-502. This requires that they adhere to regulations put forth by the Washington Liquor and Cannabis board governing the commercial manufacturing, cultivation, and sale of cannabis products.
With store-bought CBD, their product is derived from hemp and does not need to adhere to these same rules. Therefore, you’re receiving a low-quality product at a high price. In addition, these store-bought CBD products often contain synthetic additives, pesticides, and other chemicals. They are also often less effective in providing all the wonderful benefits CBD has to offer. With dispensary CBD, you’re guaranteed the highest quality product at a great value.
Cinder’s CBD Product Recommendations
Leafwerx | Harlequin 3:2 PAX Pod
Harlequin is one of the most popular CBD strains available with around a 3:2 CBD:THC ratio. This strain is a descendant of Colombian Gold, a Nepali Indica, as well as Thai and Swiss landrace strains. Harlequin features flavors that range from earthy musk to sweet mango and will leave you with clear-headed alertness and mild euphoria.
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Balance Ratios | Sweet and Sour Widow 3:1 Cartridge
Sweet and Sour Widow is an indica-dominant strain with a subtle sweet-onion aroma. The effects of this strain are mild and won’t leave you foggy-headed. This cartridge features a full spectrum extract with a 3:1 CBD:THC ratio.
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Balance Ratios | Stephen Hawking Kush 1:1 Cartridge
Stephen Hawking Kush is named after the famed scientist and was created by pollinating a Harle-Tsu female with a Sin City Kush male. This indica-dominant hybrid features a vivid cherry and berry flavor mixed with minty notes. The effects are soothing and relaxing, helping keep pain away and suppressing any nausea. This cartridge features a full spectrum extract with a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio.
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Double Delicious | 1:1 Capsules
Each capsule from Double Delicious contains 10mg of pure cannabis oil with a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio. They are mixed with pure MCT coconut oil and the capsules themselves are vegetarian and gluten-free.
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Verdelux | Salvation 1:1 Topical
The Verdelux Salvation topical features a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio with 37.5mg of each. This powerful topical was the winner of the 2019 Dope Cup! It contains pure essential oils and cannabis extract made with organic food-grade ethanol.
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Green Revolution | 1:1 Muscle Melt Gel
Muscle Melt Gel is a fast-acting infused warming lotion in an easy-to-use, no-mess pump jar. It is the perfect addition to any gym bag, travel bag, or backpack. Muscle Melt Gel contains Green Revolution’s Relief TLC profile. This helps speed up the absorption of CBD and other nutritive and therapeutic ingredients into the skin. Full-Flower, Sun-Grown, Pesticide-Free, Standardized Full-Spectrum Oil Blends extracted with CO2 and Organic Cane Alcohol Extraction Methods from full-flower, stem, inner bark, and roots. Ingredients such as capsicum, aloe vera, arnica, wintergreen, and ginger are well-known for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects which are especially helpful when it comes to soothing tired aching muscles.
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Products listed are available at Cinder locations: Cinder North, 6010 N Division St, Spokane, Wa 99208; Cinder Downtown, 927 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201; and Cinder Valley, 1421 N Mullen Rd B, Spokane Valley, Wa 99206
This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Which is to say, cannabis can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Therefore, do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. Furthermore, there may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. To sum up, keep out of the reach of children.