Monthly Archives: October 2020

  1. Is D8 the new CBD?

    Is D8 the new CBD?

    The cannabis industry is by far one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world and the US in particular. Different products known as cannabinoids are obtained from the cannabis plant ranging from CBD (Cannabidiol) to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Cannabinoids are used for such reasons as pleasure as well as for their medicinal value.

    Of these cannabinoids, the two most abundant and popular plants are CBD and THC often mistaken as delta-9THC.

    CBD has earned its reputation as a very beneficial product which is widely used to get “high" and attain a certain level of euphoria while having very little side effects. Delta-8 THC is a new cannabinoid gunning to attain this position.

    Delta-9 THC an example of a THC on the other hand has been reported to spark paranoia and anxiety or trigger dizziness and headaches after taking a little over moderate quantities.

    As a result of this, delta-8 THC an analogue of delta-9 THC is fast taking center stage as one of the best cannabinoids closely following in the footsteps of CBD.

    The reason for this upward trend seen in delta-8 THC is not far-fetched; it comes with all the benefit of its delta-9 analogue ie it gets you “high” just like delta-9 THC but with lesser side effects like the feeling of paranoia and anxiety this mimicking CBD up to an extent. It’s almost a situation of eating your cake and having it.

    Anecdotal reports have claimed that delta-8 THC provides a more clear-headed “high” ensuring energy and productivity in the process. Asides ensuring sanity, most users have reported that it helps with some other benefits which have been confirmed according to research.

    Researchers have shown that delta-8 THC has the following benefits:

                •          APPETITE CONTROL: Delta-8 THC has been reported to increase food consumption and improve cognitive function. As a result, it’s a very likely possibility that it will be used in small quantities

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  2. CBD: A Modern-Day Messiah

    CBD: A Modern-Day Messiah

    The CBD industry has been tagged one of the fastest growing industries of the decade. Projected to hit a value of about $16 billion dollars by the year 2025 in the United States alone, it's no wonder many industries and sectors are looking to diversify with CBD in their sights. But the real question is; why?

    There's a lot of clapback when it comes to the issue of hemp. The more notorious THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), has been an issue of contention between pot users and law enforcement. Only recently has the hemp Industry been seen as a viable one in terms of revenue, science and all other sectors.

    Let's face facts. A lot of people consider anything related to hemp, or as they say "weed", as illegal or just not right. Pot users are already tagged as miscreants or breakers of the law. However, CBD can and has been changing that point of view for some time, and that's due to its many benefits.

    CBD is the younger offspring of the cannabis sativa plant, and while the older and more common THC has a rap sheet for getting users high or intoxicated, CBD's benefits work in the opposite direction. Here's a few of them: 

    ❖    Pain Reliever: anyone familiar with the use of marijuana is aware that it is highly useful in the treatment of pain, especially in cancer patients. Well, here's a fun fact; CBD is one of the reasons for that. In addition, CBD has been proven to be useful in the treatment of pain and discomfort associated with diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. CBD pain medication can be applied through topicals and pills

    ❖    Bye-bye Anxiety and Depression: depression and anxiety are in the top six contributors to disability in the world, according to WHO. Regular medication for treatment comes with a bucket load of si

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  3. Things You Didn’t Know About Kratom

    Things You Didn’t Know About Kratom

    The Kratom tree grows in the southeast Asian territory. Also, the tree is otherwise known as Mitragyna speciosa. What makes the leaves of this tree special is its psychoactive ingredients. The ingredients are crushable for smoking purposes. Additionally, according to the DEA, you can make these ingredients into a Kratom capsule or brew into a tea.

    Those who live in the region where Kratom is found mostly use it to treat fatigue, cough, diarrhea, and pain relief. Additionally, the United States has labeled this drug as a “Drug of Concern,” as it comes with some prospective safety issues.

    Kratom does have a series of names like Kakuam, Thom, Biak, Thang, and Ketum.  

    Why Take Kratom

    Kratom kills pain, hence the popularity of the drug amongst people. Recently, the people of the United States have shown increasing interest in the use of this substance. Also, some people use it as an opioid or sometimes use it to get high.

    Additionally, some people use Kratom shots as an alternative for symptoms relating to Opiates withdrawal. Although, according to some studies, Kratom seems to have therapeutic prospects when used as opiates substitutes.

    Marc Swogger, an associate professor in Rochester Medical Center New York once said, Kratom does bring euphoria or “Feel Good Feeling” when used. However, he pointed out that Kratom, for some people, is not to get high.

    How Safe is Kratom

    Kratom serves as a good pain relief for its users. However, the report of its adverse effect on the body hasn’t been properly documented. The United States Food and Drug Administration hasn’t given any license for the drug to be used for medical treatments.

    However, the excessive use of Kratom capsules may lead to some reactions in the body. Symptoms such as tremors, seizures, and psychosis may arise in ind

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  4. What is delta-8-THC and what are its benefits?

    What is delta-8-THC and what are its benefits?

    Cannabis is a plant full of chemical components, some of which are known as cannabinoids, because they couple with the endocannabinoid receptors in our body causing a wide spectrum of physical and mental effects. The THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) is, by far, the best known of these cannabinoids, but certainly it is not the only one. Its cousin the delta-8-THC (Δ8-THC) is also one of the four cannabinoids more common in a marijuana plant, but with several key differences.

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