Ananda Touch Bliss Oil enhances intimacy and pleasure with the power of CBD. Bliss combines full-spectrum hemp extract with other natural ingredients to create more fulfilling and more powerful sexual experiences.
Ananda Touch Bliss Oil, the new sexual lubricant from Ananda Hemp, enhances intimacy and pleasure with the power of CBD.
CBD is a powerful natural compound found in hemp that won’t make you feel high, but does create numerous positive effects for consumers. We’ve experienced CBD tinctures, and tried CBD in capsules, gummies, and even popcorn. However, Ananda Hemp’s latest product breaks new ground for our review team and the industry as a whole.
Bliss Oil is a special CBD formulation designed to enhance erotic intimacy, from Ananda Hemp’s new “Ananda Touch” line of products. Ananda Touch Bliss Oil combines full-spectrum hemp extract with other pleasure enhancing ingredients to create more relaxing, more fulfilling, and more powerful sexual experiences. Bliss Oil uses only plant-based ingredients and it’s free from dangerous ingredients sometimes found in lube. However, because Ananda Touch Bliss Oil is oil-based, it’s not safe to use with condoms or other safer sex supplies.
Ananda Touch Bliss Oil combines CBD oil with other natural ingredients that increase bloodflow and enhance sexual pleasure.
Our reviewer reported that using Ananda Hemp Bliss Oil felt arousing and exciting. Curious to learn more? Read on for an overview of Ananda Hemp and our full review.
ANANDA HEMP TAKES TOP QUALITY HEMP INTO THE BEDROOM
Ananda Hemp only makes high-quality, carefully formulated CBD products, and they’ve brought the same care to Bliss Oil. They work with experienced former tobacco farmers in Kentucky to grow their hemp, and carefully guide their crops through every stage from seed to final product. We appreciate their dedication to transparency, with clear, careful labelling and third-party lab results available for every product. Through their involvement with the US Hemp Roundtable, Ananda Hemp are also leaders in promoting legal, sustainable hemp growing throughout the country.
Bliss Oil combines full-spectrum CBD oil with pleasure-enhancing natural ingredients like peppermint and cacao.
When it comes to Ananda Touch Bliss Oil, it’s important to follow directions. While you can certainly apply directly and immediately use as a lubricant, cannabis-enhanced sexual products work best when they have a chance to absorb into the skin first. Ananda Hemp recommends applying at least 15 minutes before you want to engage in most sexual activity, so the best practice is to spread it on your genitals and then enjoy some cuddling, foreplay, or other light stimulation for a while. You can easily apply more Bliss Oil, or another lubricant, to keep things slippery later.
Ananda Hemp Bliss Oil can enhance any sexual experience in anyone, whether you’re with a lover or just enjoying yourself. CBD, working in concert with Bliss Oil’s other natural ingredients, increases blood flow and reduces pain. This makes your skin more sensitive and leaves you feeling ready to feel good. Even without direct stimulation, we noticed a sudden spike in sexual arousal about 15 to 20 minutes after application. Orgasms felt more intense, and pleasure lasted longer. It even felt easier to get excited again afterward.
ANANDA TOUCH BLISS OIL OFFICIAL REVIEW
Highlights:When used as a lubricant, Ananda TouchBliss Oilfrom Ananda Hemp increases blood flow, reduces pain, and enhances sexual pleasure.
Strength: 250mg of cannabinoids per 2 oz. bottle
Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Free shipping available for Bliss Oil.
Sensation & Texture: Bliss Oil has a light but very slippery texture, and creates mild but noticeable cooling and tingling sensations when applied to the skin.
Ingredients: CBD oil / Full Spectrum Hemp extract with Coconut Oil, Organic Cacao Seed Butter (Theobroma), Peppermint Essential Oil, Black Pepper Essential Oil, L-Arginine in MCT oil, Cetearyl alcohol, and Phenoxyethanol.
Other: 10% of every purchase of Ananda Touch Bliss Oil goes to support the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Ananda Hemp offers a generous 30-day money-back guarantee for unsatisfied customers.
Bliss oil is not compatible with condoms or other safer sex supplies. Ananda Hemp uses Kentucky-grown hemp in all their products. Our reviewers are also big fans of Ananda Hemp’s other products, including their CBD oil and Spectrum Gels.
Add relaxation, stress relief and even romance to your holiday with Ministry Of Hemp’s Official Valentine’s Day CBD Gift Guide. We’ve gathered special offers on some of our favorite CBD products.
Make Valentine’s Day healthier, more relaxing, and even more romantic with this CBD Valentine’s Gift Guide.
While St. Valentine’s Day is considered the most romantic of holidays, like many other holidays it can be surprisingly stressful. There’s a lot of pressure to get everything perfect. That’s why we wanted to pick some great Valentine’s Day CBD gifts for you. If you’re looking for a gift that’s more sustainable and healthier than another chocolate sampler, we think CBD is perfect.
There’s nothing worse than being too stressed to enjoy time with our loved ones. CBD seems to balance the human endocannabinoid system. CBD reduces pain and symptoms of anxiety, which can help us feel more relaxed and open to our loved ones on this special day. Even if you’re spending the day by yourself, CBD is the perfect choice for self-care.
Read on for a special Valentine’s Day CBD cocktail recipe, and our complete CBD Valentine’s Day gift guide.
RECIPE: CUPID’S CBD FIZZ FROM CURALEAF HEMP
CBD drinks are a great choice for entertaining and, when it comes to CBD-infused alcoholic beverages, might even counteract some of the negative side-effects of drinking since CBD reduces inflammation. Of course, it’s always important to drink responsibly and in moderation, so save the elevated cocktails for when you’re ready to stay in for the night.
Our friends at Curaleaf Hemp shared this delicious Valentine’s CBD recipe with us.
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MINISTRY OF HEMP OFFICIAL VALENTINE’S DAY CBD GIFT GUIDE
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Savage CBD Pink Grapefruit CBD Tincture has a crisp, fresh fruit taste that delighted our taste buds. This supplement is perfect for adding to tea or CBD cocktails.
Savage CBD Pink Grapefruit CBD Tincture has a crisp, fresh fruit taste that delighted our taste buds.
Savage CBD makes a strong, full-spectrum extract that doesn’t taste at all of hemp. Instead, all you get is the flavor of grapefruit, like you just squeezed it out in a juicer. While the flavor is mild, it’s distinctive in a way that stands out from other CBD supplements.
This CBD supplement makes a refreshing addition to tea or juice and it’s great for CBD cocktails. Of course, it also tastes wonderful applied directly under the tongue too, making Savage CBD Pink Grapefruit CBD Tincture a good choice for anyone who doesn’t like the taste of hemp, or anyone looking for something different in their CBD.
Available in several strengths, Savage CBD Pink Grapefruit CBD Tincture starts at 1000mg per 30mg bottle. This is a higher strength CBD extract, and we always recommend newcomers to CBD start off with a small dose. As a result, this bottle could last you quite a while.
With its fresh fruit taste, Savage CBD Pink Grapefruit Tincture makes a great addition to tea and CBD cocktails.
Read on to learn more about Savage CBD and their delicious CBD products.
SAVAGE CBD WANTS EVERYONE TO TRY CANNABIDIOL
Savage CBD wants to help a million people experience the benefits of CBD. In order to make this great supplement more accessible to more people, they focus on top-quality, pure and natural ingredients and rigorous quality testing. We appreciate their commitment to transparency, with third-party lab results for all their products available right from the website.
Our reviewer also appreciated the packaging of Savage CBD Pink Grapefruit CBD Tincture, which has a fun “retro” feel. The dropper seems to be high-quality too, with clear markings up to 1ml, so it’s easy to measure how much CBD you are taking. We also enjoyed sampling Savage CBD’s vape cartridges, which tasted just as good as their CBD oil.
SAVAGE CBD PINK GRAPEFRUIT CBD TINCTURE OFFICIAL REVIEW
Highlights:Savage CBDPink Graprefruit CBD Tincturebrings strong full-spectrum hemp extract together with fresh-tasting essential oils for a winning combination.
Strength: 1000 mg per 30ml bottle, also available in 1500mg and 2000mg strengths
Price: $109.99 – 149.99
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Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on all U.S. orders.
Life Patent CBD-A Oil is different than other hemp extracts, and could offer unique benefits. Most readers of our site are familiar with CBD, or cannabidiol, the naturally occurring compound…
Life Patent CBD-A Oil is different than other hemp extracts, and could offer unique benefits.
Most readers of our site are familiar with CBD, or cannabidiol, the naturally occurring compound in industrial hemp that offers numerous healing benefits. This Life Patent supplement contains both CBD and another cannabinoid, Cannabidiolic Acid or CBD-A. CBD-A is a precursor to CBD, meaning it’s essentially one of the chemical building blocks that makes up CBD.
While CBD-A is not believed to activate the endocannabinoid system in the same way as CBD, preliminary research in academic journals suggests CBD-A may have anti-inflammatory effects, could reduce nausea, and may have other benefits too. Like so many aspects of hemp, we hope to see more CBD-A research in the future.
As for us, our reviewer found that taking Life Patent CBD-A Oil seemed to reduce the effects of a chronic pain condition even during a painful flare up. Anecdotally speaking, taking this tincture before and after workouts seemed to result in dramatically reduced post-workout soreness too. One thing to note: this tincture has a strong, bitter hemp flavor. Drinking water took care of the taste for us. If you’re sensitive to hemp flavor, you might try Life Patent’s great-tasting Daily Health CBD or mix the CBD-A into a complimentary-tasting food like chocolate or coffee.
Life Patent CBD-A Oil offers unique benefits that could help people of all ages maintain an active lifestyle.
Read on to learn more about Life Patent and get our complete review of Life Patent CBD-A Oil.
LIFE PATENT TEAM BRINGS HEMP & BIOSCIENCE EXPERTISE TO MAKING SUPPLEMENTS
Life Patent is a veteran-owned company with an especially skilled team that brings together hemp experts and bioscience experts. The Life Patent team practices full traceability, following their products at every stage. Every tincture begins its life as two proprietary types of hemp carefully planted to grow in the Colorado rain and sun. Then, multiple extraction methods are used in their Good Manufacturing Practices-compliant facility to create great tasting and effective tinctures.
We appreciate Life Patent’s commitment to transparency and clear labeling, too. Third-party lab results showing the cannabinoid and terpene content of every tincture are available right on every product page. Life Patent also offers discounts to veterans, seniors, and others in need in return for feedback on how Life Patent CBD-A oil and their other products help their conditions.
LIFE PATENT CBD-A OIL OFFICIAL REVIEW
Highlights:Life PatentCBD-A Oilis a unique medical-grade hemp extract combining CBD (cannabidiol) with CBD/A (Cannabidiolic Acid), a natural chemical precursor to CBD.
Strength: 1000mg per 30ml bottle, also available in 500mg and 2000mg bottles
Price: $49.95 – $199.95
Customer Service & Shipping: Fast, friendly customer service. Flat rate shipping starts at $5, with free shipping available on some orders.
Flavor & Texture: This hemp extract has a strong, bitter hemp flavor with a light oily mouthfeel that easily rinses away with a drink of water.
Ingredients: Full-spectrum Hemp extract in MCT (coconut-based) oil with Natural flavoring
Other: LifePatent also makes great tasting CBD oil tinctures! They have a 30-day refund policy for unsatisfied customers.
Life Patent uses Colorado-grown hemp in their products. They offer a CBD assistance program for qualified veterans, seniors, and chronic pain sufferers. Contact Life Patent customer service for more information or to sign up.
Ministry of Hemp Editor in Chief Kit O’Connell appeared on the CBD Talk Podcast to talk about the 2018 Farm Bill and other recent CBD news. Find CBD Talk on your favorite podcast apps!
Ministry of Hemp Editor in Chief Kit O’Connell spoke with Dawn Peacock, host of CBD Talk Podcast about recent hemp news in the U.S., including the 2018 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill, recently signed into law, fully legalizes industrial hemp in the United States.
While the Farm Bill represents a huge win for hemp advocates, there’s still more to do before hemp and CBD are fully accessible to everyone. A recent FDA statement about CBD’s legality after the Farm Bill has left people confused and concerned about the supplement’s future in the U.S. Dawn and Kit talk about what the memo really means, and why it could show the FDA is actually warming up to CBD.
In addition to the video above, this episode of CBD Talk is available as an audio file on Soundcloud:
Last week, police raided a Nebraska CBD shop and arrested the owners. Now co-owners Heather Beguin and her son Dreyson Beguin face felony charges. Despite hemp’s recent legalization, police inside CBD is a “controlled substance.”
Update JANUARY 14, 2019: The state dropped all criminal charges against the Beguins. Charges were dropped “without prejudice,” meaning the state could choose to reintroduce them again at a later date.
“We are thankful the development,” said attorney Maren Chaloupka in an emailed statement. Chaloupka, from the Scottsbluff-based firm Chaloupka, Holyoke, Snyder, Chaloupka & Longoria, represented the Beguin’s in the case, thanks to the financial assistance of CBD vendors Medterra. Chaloupka told us:
“The Beguins want to provide a homeopathic alternative that is drug-free, to help customers avoid addictive pharmaceuticals. We hope that the Nebraska Legislature will clarify that products that don’t contain THC and don’t get the user high are not illegal, and that the small businesses offering those products are not criminals.”
Update DECEMBER 26, 2018: A second Nebraska CBD shop, located in Bellevue, Nebraska, just south of Omaha, is now under threat from authorities. Though the American Shaman store operated without issue for the past 3 months, police gave owners 2 weeks to close down or face legal action. We’ll continue to update this article as this situation develops.
Last week, police raided a Nebraska CBD shop and arrested the owners.
KB Natural Alternatives, a CBD store in the small city of Scottsbluff, was only open for a day when about a dozen officers arrived to shut them down, according to owners Heather Beguin and her son Dreyson. Now, the pair face felony drug charges. Police accuse them of possessing a controlled substance with the intent to sell it to the public.
The arrests occurred just days before the December 20, 2018 passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which fully removed hemp and all hemp-derived substances like CBD from the Controlled Substances Act.
In an email, Medterra leadership told us they’re standing by the Beguins and will cover the pair’s legal expenses.
“As a company, Medterra stands behind the legality of our products and our partners right to sell it,” wrote Jay Hartenbach, Medterra’s CEO. “The CBD industry is one of compassion and we fully intend to support our partners as they help us raise awareness to those in need.”
Dreyson (left) and his mother Heather Beguin, co-owners of a Nebraska CBD shop, previously faced felony charges. Police claimed that CBD is a “controlled substance.” (Photo credit: Beguin family)
Despite this welcome assistance, the Beguins are still struggling with the emotional, physical, financial and legal consequences of their arrests.
“I know and believe in what we’re doing, but this has set me and my body back after I worked so hard to recover,” said a distraught-sounding Heather, when we spoke by phone.
SHOP OWNER DISCOVERED CBD AFTER CAR WRECK
Heather discovered the benefits of CBD in the painful aftermath of a July 2018 car accident. As a recovering opiate addict, she wanted to avoid using the pain medication doctors prescribed after the wreck.
“I wasn’t really thrilled about putting [opiates] back into my body because of the risk that maybe I still like that feeling.”
Trying to “tough it out” through the pain only slowed her healing, however. Dreyson, who was living in Florida at the time, suggested CBD.
“If you can’t rest, you can’t heal,” she recalled Dreyson telling her. After she found that topical CBD helped ease her lingering pain and inflammation, she wanted to find a way to share CBD with others. Soon, Dreyson moved back home to Scottsbluff to help her open KB Natural Alternatives.
NEBRASKA CBD SHOP ARRESTS HIGHLIGHT COMPLEXITIES OF US HEMP LAWS
Scottsbluff is a city of about 15,000 people, about 450 miles west of Omaha. At the same time as police were handcuffing the Beguins in Nebraska, people were freely smoking legal recreational cannabis just over two hours away in Colorado without fear of legal reprisal. In Austin, Texas, where this reporter lives, you can buy similar CBD oil supplements at Whole Foods’ flagship store.
This isn’t the first time that police launched a crackdown on a local CBD business selling otherwise legal products. During the summer of 2017, state police raided 57 stores selling CBD products in Indiana. In March of this year, Indiana passed a new state law clarifying that CBD oil supplements are legal.
“I just hope our public officials learn from the other states that hemp is clearly different from marijuana.”
The timing of the Nebraska CBD shop arrests makes the severe treatment faced by the Beguins even more shocking. On December 13, a full week before the President signed the Farm Bill, the Alabama state Attorney General announced they would back down from threats to prosecute CBD vendors. Today, Michigan legislators passed a pair of bills supporting hemp, one of which clearly affirms the legality of CBD oil products.
In an interview with local news, Gunhee Park, an Omaha hemp entrepreneur, called the arrests “sad” and suggested Nebraska police and politicians should follow other states’ examples.
“I just hope our public officials learn from the other states that hemp is clearly different from marijuana,” Park told KETV anchor David Earl.
(Ministry of Hemp launched in 2014 with the help of Park’s Libertas Ventures LLC.)
Medterra CBD offered legal and financial assistance to Nebraska CBD shop owners Heather and Dreyson Beguin after their arrest. A friend also created a crowdfunding site to support the family.
The Beguins knew opening KB Natural Alternatives posed a legal risk, but neither expected police to respond with arrests or felony charges. Heather said she even knows of people in Scottsbluff selling CBD online.
Before opening, Heather and Dreyson visited the local police chief. The pair brought along a sample of Medterra’s CBD products and lab tests proving that Medterra is free from illegal THC. Though the chief insisted CBD is illegal in Nebraska, he refused when Heather offered to leave the products behind. Now, the pair are facing felony charges for possessing the same supplements.
KB Natural Alternatives opened on December 13. The following afternoon, police arrived in force, arresting both owners. Police even detained and interrogated Heather’s friend that was visiting the shop. Officers refused to show the Beguin’s a search warrant, then spent hours coming through the shop.
Heather was bonded out of jail after just a few hours, because her mother and Heather’s youngest son unexpectedly dropped by the store to find police there instead of Heather and Dreyson. The younger son had a “bad feeling” that led them to check on his mother.
“We’re a very connected family,” Heather said. “We’re very close.”
The family couldn’t afford to do the same for Dreyson, so he spent the weekend in jail. He wasn’t released until late afternoon on Monday.
Dreyson and Heather were clearly shaken by their experience. Both sounded near tears at various points during our phone conversation. Though Dreyson said spending the weekend in jail was hard, he sounded more upset about seeing his mother arrested.
Even after just one day of business, other Scottsbluff residents worry about losing access to CBD.
“I have customers calling me crying, texting me,” Heather said.
MEDTERRA OFFERS LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO NEBRASKA CBD SHOP OWNERS
We interviewed Heather and Dreyson Beguin on Wednesday, December 19. By Thursday, Medterra had been in touch to offer their support.
“We started this company to create products that help our friends and family, Medterra cofounder J.P. Larsen told us. “Our core value of helping people will always be our number one priority.”
Hartenbach told us he was helping the Beguin family find an attorney, and that Medterra would cover their attorney fees. Larsen seemed confident that they would win the case. Both legal precedent and the newly passed Farm Bill are on their side.
“We feel way more confident now, just the humiliation is taking a toll.”
“The Beguins took every step possible to ensure that they were selling Federally-compliant and quality CBD products,” Larsen wrote. “We hope that this case, such as many others, will be dismissed once the proper facts are conveyed.”
Reached today by Facebook messenger, Heather said she feels relieved.
“We feel way more confident now, just the humiliation is taking a toll.”
WILL NEBRASKA EMBRACE A HEMPY FUTURE, OR REMAIN STUCK IN THE PAST?
Nebraska officials seem unmoved by the landmark hemp legalization signed into law this week, at least according to Suzanne Gage, spokesperson for Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson.
“Unless amended by the Nebraska Legislature, all CBD products in Nebraska are still illegal under the Nebraska Uniformed Controlled Substance Act,” Gage told KETV. “The recently passed Farm Bill did not alter existing Nebraska law on this issue at this point in time.”
Statements like these make Gunhee Park afraid that his state is going to miss out on a billion dollar industry, along with hemp’s numerous other benefits.
“For our state to so staunchly say no, especially being an agricultural state, is confounding.”
Although Medterra is stepping up to support the Beguins, they’ll still have numerous additional expenses to deal with in the aftermath of their arrests and the closure of their business.
A close friend, Melinda Walsh, established a GoFundMe fundraiser to support Heather and Dreyson Beguin. Ministry of Hemp donated, and we encourage our readers and others in the hemp industry to help out if they can.
Both Heather and Dreyson will return to court later this month for preliminary court hearings. We’ll continue to update this story as it develops.
Just signed into law today by Pres. Donald Trump, the 2018 Farm Bill completely removes hemp and anything made from hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Here’s our first look at what this means for the future of American hemp growing.
The United States just legalized hemp.
Pres. Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, better known as the 2018 Farm Bill, earlier today. This omnibus bill includes numerous programs and policy changes, not all of which are related to agriculture. For hemp supporters and industry professionals, it’s a cause for celebration. Hemp is now out of reach of the Drug Enforcement Administration and, with a few notable exceptions, closer to being treated like any other crop.
“It’s been a long time coming and a lot of people have put a lot of effort in to get [legal hemp] to happen,” said Courtney Moran, founding principle of Earth Law, LLC, a firm that specializes in hemp law.
Spearheaded this year by Sen. Mitch McConnell, the hemp legalization amendment was inspired by previous efforts from Rep. James Comer, and decades of advocacy work by hemp supporters nationwide. Legalizing hemp had bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. Legislators softened the most problematic clause in the amendment, which bans some people with felony drug convictions from participating in the hemp industry, during negotiations between the two chambers.
One remaining uncertainty is CBD oil, the massively popular healing supplement made from hemp. Now out of reach of the DEA, negotiations with the Food & Drug Administration over the supplement’s legality could be complex.
Under the 2018 Farm Bill, the return of legal hemp in the U.S. could bring massive benefits to the budding hemp industry, to everyday people, and to the planet.
“We’re feeling terrific but the battle is not over,” said Jonathan Miller, general counsel to the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, an industry advocacy organization. “We’ve got state laws that we need to deal with, we’ve got the FDA issues looming.”
Legalizing hemp in the U.S. marks a major change for American agriculture itself. We expect to cover numerous aspects of this law in the coming days, but this article offers an overview of the major changes and what we can expect next from legal hemp in the United States.
INDUSTRIAL HEMP REMOVED FROM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Hemp in all its forms — whether used as food, medicine, or textile — represents one of the first crops domesticated by humans. Then, the war on drugs brought about negative associations with psychoactive cannabis (“marijuana”) that spilled over onto hemp, marijuana’s close cousin. The result was decades of prohibition in the U.S., broken only for a brief period of hemp growing during World War II.
The 2018 Farm Bill completely removes hemp and anything made from hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.
In 2014, Pres. Barack Obama signed a previous version of the Farm Bill which partially legalized hemp under state-based research programs. In 2017, 19 states grew a total of 25,713 acres of hemp in the U.S. However, laws vary greatly even among hemp growing states. Most hemp is still imported, while a gray cloud of legal uncertainty hung over the industry due to ongoing policies tying hemp to federal drug prohibition.
Until now, the Drug Enforcement Administration argued that industrial hemp is essentially identical to psychoactive cannabis, and therefore a “Schedule I substance” under the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule I substances face the strictest penalties for use and are considered to have no benefit to humanity, despite the numerous benefits of all forms of cannabis.
The 2018 Farm Bill completely removes hemp and anything made from hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.
“They have no right or authorization to ever be involved in this again,” Miller told us.
Advocates hope this will improve numerous policies that hurt the industry. Some vendors, especially those selling CBD oil, face legal threats. Hemp businesses routinely struggle to access banking, advertising, and other services. Ari Sherman, president of Evo Hemp, a leading vendor of U.S.-grown hemp foods, expressed his frustration with the status quo.
“We’re the only product in the grocery store that can’t be advertised,” said Sherman.
Attitudes are already changing. Even before being signed into law, the 2018 Farm Bill inspired the Alabama state attorney general to back off from plans to prosecute CBD stores.
LEGAL HEMP NOW UNDER USDA CONTROL
Regulation of hemp will now fall under the USDA, which will set national policies for the crop.
The Farm Bill does allow states to set more restrictive regulations, including banning hemp growing. It also protects the rights of Native American tribes to grow, or not grow, hemp on their lands. However, neither tribes nor states can interfere with interstate commerce surrounding hemp.
“People have been afraid that if they ship [hemp] from Colorado to Washington, what are they going to do in Idaho?” Miller said. Under the new law, “Idaho will still have to let it come through.”
The 2018 Farm Bill protects the rights of Native American tribes to grow hemp, and prevents states from interfering with interstate commerce of hemp and hemp products.
The definition of industrial hemp will remain unchanged from the 2014 Farm Bill. Only cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC will qualify as legal industrial hemp. THC, the main cannabinoid in psychoactive cannabis which makes people “feel high,” occurs in all forms of the plant but in very low levels in industrial hemp. Under current regulations, farmers must destroy destroy the entire harvest if their hemp tests at 0.4 percent or higher.
“As a Kentucky hemp farmer and processor, it is very important to me this law has passed; Kentucky farmers, and farmers across the entire U.S. will now have the ability to grow this versatile crop.” said Brian Furnish, Director of Farming & Global Production at Ananda Hemp in Cynthiana, Kentucky, Sen. McConnell’s home state.
Though the Farm Bill is now law, legalizing hemp won’t happen overnight. Until the Department of Agriculture finalizes its hemp policies, the rules of the 2014 Farm Bill will continue to officially apply.
“We hope [the USDA] look to the guidance of well-developed pilot programs, in particular Oregon and also Colorado and Kentucky,” Moran said. “Look to their guidance and [don’t] make it overly restrictive as the goal is to really open up access to farmers throughout the United States.”
LEGAL HEMP INDUSTRY STILL FACES ‘TRAGICALLY UNFAIR’ FELONY BAN
The most controversial part of the hemp legalization amendment to the Farm Bill was a clause which banned people with felony drug convictions from participating in the industry.
The legal hemp amendment originally passed by the Senate banned anyone with a felony drug conviction from participating in the hemp industry. People like Veronica Carpio, who has been a Colorado hemp grower since 2014 but also has a past psychoactive cannabis conviction, could have been forced out of an industry they helped to create.
Ministry of Hemp was one of the first media outlets to report on this hemp felony ban. Carpio told us that attention from reporters, and subsequent pressure from parts of the hemp industry, resulted in an important change to the new law. Moran told us Sen. Ron Wyden was a strong advocate for a compromise. But the felony ban remains in a modified form.
“I think it’s tragically unfair,” Carpio told us. “I’m fairly devastated over it actually.”
Under the compromise, now incorporated into the final law, the felony ban exempts anyone already growing under a 2014 Farm Bill-compliant state hemp program. Additionally, anyone whose conviction took place more than 10 years ago may grow hemp.
“Why should I, and others that were under the 2014 Farm Bill, why are we getting exceptions?”
Carpio is grateful that her business is not likely to face any interruption, but she still condemned what she sees as an unfair restriction on hemp, which makes it unlike any other crop. She’s also concerned that the ban will disproportionately affect black people, and other marginalized groups, who tend to be arrested for drug crimes more often.
“Why should I, and others that were under the 2014 Farm Bill, why are we getting exceptions?” she asked.
“I know I should be happier about [the compromise] but I’m not, it should have been removed completely.”
In addition, she suggested this clause and others in the bill could create unnecessary government surveillance and monitoring of hemp growers.
Hemp supporters argued that CBD products were protected by the 2014 Farm Bill and other legal precedents, but the DEA often disagreed. Though 2018 Farm Bill explicitly removes any product made from legal hemp from DEA oversight, the FDA regulates anything intended for human consumption. That includes CBD oil.
Moran noted that under the Farm Bill, “the FDA still has the complete authority that they do under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.”
So far, the FDA has limited itself to targeting CBD vendors that make illegal health claims about their products. The FDA classifies everyday CBD products as nutritional supplements and bans vendors from claiming hemp extract treats any health conditions.
WILL THE FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION WEIGH IN ON CBD OIL?
“The next step for the hemp CBD industry is that we need to self regulate CBD products to ensure they are safe, well tested, and properly labeled,” said Joseph Dowling, CEO of CV Sciences, maker of PlusCBD Oil, in a statement sent by email.
Many industry experts believe the FDA will face pressure to develop regulations around CBD products with the passage of the Farm Bill. Another factor is the recent approval of Epidiolex, a prescription epilepsy drug made from CBD derived from psychoactive cannabis. The approval of Epidiolex marks the first time the FDA officially recognized the medical value of cannabis. Still, some worry that it could lead to a crackdown on access to over-the-counter CBD supplements.
This is a complex and developing aspect of the 2018 Farm Bill and hemp legalization that we intend to cover in more depth in the future. Until then, CBD consumers should rest assured that their favorite supplement is likely to remain available. With CBD generating millions in profits and benefitting thousands of consumers, the FDA faces immense financial and popular pressure to keep this supplement available.
“The wind is at our back,” Miller said. “The public loves hemp-derived CBD so it’s only a matter of time.”
LEGAL HEMP IS A ‘WIN’ FOR PLANET EARTH
While CBD helps people feel better, and hemp can generate immense profits for both farmers and hemp companies, the benefits of legal hemp go deeper. Hemp can heal the soil, requires almost no pesticides and only moderate watering compared to other crops. Hemp fabric is a more sustainable alternative to cotton, and the woody core of industrial hemp plants can be made into hempcrete, a sustainable building material with numerous remarkable qualities.
While Miller cautioned that hemp is “no panacea,” he noted that Europe is already making increasing use of hemp plastic.
“It’s biodegradeable and renewable,” he said. “Just imagine if that can be replicated on a mass scale what that could mean for the environment.”
“[The environment] is the most important aspect of all of this. … The reason I have been an advocate for the past 10 years and why I have focused my entire education and career on industrial hemp legalization is because this plant can do amazing things for the earth, for the soil.”
Sherman suggested this could be a moment with international significance. Evo Hemp’s attempts to encourage hemp farming in foreign countries often faced resistance from officials afraid of U.S. government retaliation. That could be on the verge of changing.
“All of these countries around the world are going to open up their hemp policies,” he predicted.
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Pure Relief CBD Disposable Vapes offered rapid relief and tasted delicious, a great combination.
Pure Relief vapes come in three flavors, each combining quality full-spectrum CBD with added terpenes. Terpenes are natural compounds found in hemp and cannabis that add both flavor and potentially aid in the beneficial effects of the plant’s natural cannabinoids.
We tried the Gelato flavor of vape, which has a tangy, citrus sweet flavor that makes for extremely satisfying vaping. While using this vape, it’s easy to imagine you’re tasting a spoonful of sweet, tart lemon ice. There’s very little taste of hemp here, and extremely low harshness.
Our reviewer found the Pure Relief CBD disposable vape to offer fast, convenient relief of symptoms of a chronic pain condition. Vaping CBD is an extremely rapid way to get this supplement into your system, making it popular with people with a wide range of health issues.
Keep reading for our full review of the Pure Relief CBD Disposable Vape, and to learn a bit more about their brand.
PURE RELIEF OFFERS ALL-NATURAL, PHARMACIST-FORMULATED CBD PRODUCTS
Pure Relief pride themselves on offering high-quality, clearly labeled products. Their products, including Pure Relief CBD Disposable Vapes, are pharmacist-formulated and offer clear information about dosing. Third-party lab results showing the CBD’s potency are available right on most product pages, which we appreciated.
Pure Relief designs their products with care, including the packaging. The Pure Relief CBD Disposable Vape is no exception. It’s easy to use: just inhale and it dispenses CBD vapor, while an LED on the end lights up e-cig style. A clear tank on the vape lets you see how much CBD is left, and the built-in battery lasted right up until the extract ran out.
In fact, our only complaint about these CBD vapes is we’d rather they contained more CBD oil. While we recommend that new CBD users begin with smaller amounts of this supplement, experienced CBD users are likely to want a higher capacity vape with more doses. Since CBD vapes are a newer offering from Pure Relief, we expect their product line to expand as more people enjoy how great their CBD tastes and makes you feel.
PURE RELIEF CBD DISPOSABLE VAPE OFFICIAL REVIEW
Highlights:The Pure ReliefCBD Disposable Vapeis a convenient and delicious CBD vape experience, combining quality CBD with delicious and possibly beneficial terpenes.
Strength: 200mg per disposable vape pen, approximately 2.5mg of hemp extract per 80 second inhale
Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping is available.
This hemp and CBD gift guide brings together some of our favorite holiday CBD specials to help you finish your shopping and share hemp with your loved ones. You can also use these special deals to treat yourself to new hemp products!
This hemp and CBD gift guide brings together some of our favorite holiday CBD specials to help you finish your shopping and share hemp with your loved ones.
Thanks to unprecedented media attention, more people are learning about the benefits of hemp and CBD than ever before. If you’ve already tried our favorite plant, then you may have experienced some of the many ways that hemp can help and heal. These special gifts are the perfect way to help someone close to you try hemp and CBD too.
You’ll even find something for your four-legged friends in MInistry of Hemp’s Holiday Hemp Gift Guide!
On the other hand, if you’ve never tried hemp, this CBD gift guide could be your chance to treat yourself. Whether used as a food, skincare product or in fabric, hemp can nourish and protect. As for CBD oil, we think this supplement is one of the best ways to beat the stress and anxiety of the season.
Continue reading for our complete hemp and CBD gift guide for 2018.
MINISTRY OF HEMP OFFICIAL HOLIDAY HEMP & CBD GIFT GUIDE
For this hemp and CBD gift guide, we’ve selected 5 great deals from some of our favorite CBD and hemp brands. Rather than just coupons, for this article we picked special offers for gift boxes or bundles that let you give (or get) a little something extra special.
Ministry Of Hemp’s Holiday Hemp & CBD Gift Guide can help you share the gift of hemp with your family and friends.
After that, we’ve selected some smaller items, for stocking stuffers or just those little gifts that inevitably end up on our lists.
Click below to jump to directly part of our hemp gift guide, or read on to see all the holiday deals.
What’s the deal? Gift CBD oil to a loved one with Populum’s Holiday Discovery Gift Set that includes their delicious orange-flavored full spectrum CBD oil, their Zen Pets tincture product, and their Cold Therapy CBD topical.
How do I get it? Just order online while supplies last!
This Populum gift set comes in a special holiday box to make it perfect for gifting. While we haven’t tried Zen Pets yet, Populum makes some of our favorite CBD oil and CBD salve.
What’s the deal? Order from All Natural Way during the holiday season to get 25% off storewide and a free bottle of 350mg CBD oil with orders of $150 or more.
How do I get it? Order between December 15, 2018 and December 25, 2018. If you order at least $150 on December 25, 2018, you’ll get both the free CBD oil and a free 500mg CBD topical too!
All Natural Way is an experienced vendor of CBD oil that now offers their own brand of top-quality hemp extract supplements. Our review team enjoyed trying All Natural Way CBD Sleep Spray, part of a unique line of specialized CBD oral sprays.
Green Roads Relax Bears live up to their name by packaging relaxing cannabidiol in a sweet, convenient form. The chewy, soft texture of Green Roads gummies makes for an outstandingly…
Green Roads Relax Bears live up to their name by packaging relaxing cannabidiol in a sweet, convenient form.
The chewy, soft texture of Green Roads gummies makes for an outstandingly tasty CBD edible. These brightly colored, sugar-coated bears look like a “Sour Patch” candy, but they won’t make your face pucker. The flavor is mostly sweet fruit, with just a hint of tartness to help cover up the taste of full spectrum CBD hemp extract.
While Green Roads labeled Relax Bears as a “daily dose” gummy, we enjoyed taking them multiple times throughout our days to beat the stress and anxiety of a busy life. Green Roads Relax Bears helped promote restful sleep when we took them before bed, as well. Since everyone is different, we always recommend starting small and seeing what dose of CBD works best for you. Green Roads offers gummies in a wide range of flavors and strengths to meet your needs.
Delicious Relax Bears from Green Roads combine CBD oil with a sweet taste in a convenient, chewy shape.
Keep reading for our full review of Green Roads Relax Bears.
AVAILABLE IN THOUSANDS OF STORES, GREEN ROADS OFFERS SAFE, RELIABLE CBD
Green Roads offers high quality, pharmacist-formulated CBD products. All Green Roads products are made from certified organic hemp sourced in the hemp fields of Colorado, currently the leading hemp producing state in the U.S. Green Roads’ products are widely available both online and in over 5,000 retails stores. Their product line is equally diverse, including unusual offerings like CBD syrup and various formulations of terpenes, natural flavorful compounds found in hemp and cannabis which may have their own beneficial effects when combined with CBD.
We appreciate Green Roads very thorough commitment to transparency: third-party lab results on every product page reveal the purity and strength of each product, including their cannabinoid content as well as showing them to be free of harmful toxins or residual chemicals from growing and processing.
GREEN ROADS RELAX BEARS OFFICIAL REVIEW
Highlights:Green RoadsRelax Bearsare sugar coated, chewy and delicious, which makes them a fun, convenient way to take healing CBD.
Strength: 10mg of full-spectrum CBD oil per candy, 30 candies per bottle
Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $100.