Ministry of Hemp

Ministry of Hemp

America's leading advocate for hemp

Author: Kit O'Connell

2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference: Hemp Thriving In America Despite Legal Barriers

The 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference revealed a thriving industry that’s growing rapidly and passionate about the future of hemp. From discussions of hemp’s legal status to sampling CBD popcorn, we share our highlights of HIACON 2018.

The 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference revealed a thriving industry that’s growing rapidly and passionate about the future of hemp.

Ministry of Hemp just returned from the Los Angeles Airport Hilton, where “HIACON 2018” took place from November 2 through 5. Hemp will be a billion dollar industry soon, even though this plant still exists in a legal gray area in the United States. Industry leaders and newcomers alike gathered at the conference to share their newest ideas, and get a better understanding of hemp’s future as those laws shift.

A crowd gathered in one of the ballrooms at the Hemp Industries Association Conference. Hundreds gathered at the Los Angeles Hilton for the 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference, where they discussed the future and potential of hemp in America.

Hundreds gathered at the Los Angeles Hilton for the 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference, where they discussed the future and potential of hemp in America. (Ministry of Hemp / Kit O’Connell)

In addition, a two day exposition showcased hemp and CBD products ranging from established brands and freshly launched innovators. The expo was open to the public for one day, and numerous LA residents and tourists alike stopped by to see the offerings.

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Hemp Industries Association, a sign that they’ve cemented their leadership role in the industry. A packed schedule of workshops and panels brought the highs and lows of hemp to life for the audience. Here are some favorites from our visit to HIACON 2018.

HIACON 2018 LOOKS AT THE FUTURE OF HEMP FARMING IN AMERICA

Of course, one of the biggest topics of discussion at the conference was hemp’s legal status.

After decades of prohibition, hemp was partially legalized in the 2014 Farm Bill which allowed for state-based hemp research programs. U.S. farmers grew over 25,000 acres of hemp last year, but there have still been legal challenges and numerous barriers to the industry’s growth, mostly at the federal level. An effort led by Sen. Mitch McConnell resulted in a historic amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill which would make dramatic changes to U.S. hemp laws by officially taking it out of the purview of the Drug Enforcement Administration and into that of the Department of Agriculture and the Food & Drug Administration.

Unfortunately, political upheaval in Congress, and politicians’ focus on midterm elections, left the Farm Bill’s future somewhat uncertain. Most of the conflict is not about hemp, but rather other controversial provisions in the bill which cover issues like food stamps. In one of many well-attended legal discussions, Jonathan Miller of U.S. Hemp Roundtable joined representatives of Hoban Law Group, who are some of the country’s top cannabis & hemp lawyers. Miller speculated that the midterm elections could be good for hemp.

2018 HEMP INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF FARM BILL, CANNABIS PODCASTS & MORE

A newly Democratic U.S. House of Representatives could also be the best chance for changing the hemp legalization amendment’s most controversial provision. The Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill contains a clause that bans anyone with a felony drug conviction from growing hemp. Currently, the House version of the Farm Bill doesn’t contain any hemp legalization language at all, opening a window where some fixes could be introduced.

Later, hemp lawyer & lobbyist Courtney Moran explained how the Farm Bill would change 6 different federal statutes and change the policies of multiple government agencies. She also suggested some alternatives to the drug felony provision of the current version of the Farm Bill:

While any felony ban seems regrettable to us, Moran suggested what could be temporary solutions to allow some people to remain in the hemp industry. These include changing the ban to exempt anyone whose felony is more than 10 years old.

Dr. Karyemaitre Aliffe, a biochemist and cannabis expert that works with Charlotte’s Web, gave another great presentation. Dr. Aliffe discussed the similarities between how cannabinoids like CBD work on the brain with the action of everyday pharmaceuticals like Tylenol:

Annie Rouse of Anavii Market introduced us to Harry Anslinger, the first drug czar, the subject of her fascinating “Anslinger” podcast. The second season is about to launch!

We also loved hearing an update from Kris Kimel of Space Tango about their successful effort to send hemp into space.

There were too many other great panels to mention them all, but it’s safe to say everyone came away from HIACON 2018 more informed than they arrived.

HIACON 2018: FROM CBD POPCORN TO HEMP FASHION

We loved seeing the innovation from new CBD brands at the 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference. We got to meet Brett Levy from Holsticorn, inventor of CBD-infused popcorn:

Kazmira let us sample their delicious CBD vapes:

And all weekend, people were sipping delicious CBD seltzer from Queen City Hemp, with 5 mg of CBD in each can.

Established hemp brands also brought their best to HIACON 2018. We browsed the latest hemp fashions from Vital Hemp:

And basked in the natural vibes of the Charlotte’s Web booth, complete with a fake campfire:

We also enjoyed a sneak preview of Lazarus Naturals beautiful new CBD tincture labels, which should help CBD consumers make more informed decisions about dosing.

And of course, no hemp expo would be complete without Dr. Bronner:

There’s so much happening in hemp that it can’t be contained in any one article, or any one event. More than anything, we saw a hemp industry full of people that are passionate about hemp, and determined to help hemp spread across the planet.

Special thanks to Beowulf Jones for covering HIACON 2018 with us and contributing to this article.

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Hemp Is Back In America: An Introduction To Ministry Of Hemp (Video)

After decades of prohibition, hemp is back in a big way in America. In 2017, sales of hemp products reached a record-breaking $820 million, and that’s just the beginning

After decades of prohibition, hemp is back in a big way in America.

In 2017, sales of hemp products reached a record-breaking $820 million, and that’s just the beginning. Currently legal under state programs, hemp could soon be fully legal from coast to coast, transforming American agriculture.

From hemp food to hempcrete homes to textiles, the uses of hemp are almost limitless.

Among hemp products, demand for CBD oil has exploded in recent years. Unlike THC or marijuana, CBD won’t make you feel high. Thousands of people report CBD helps them relax, relieves pain and anxiety, promotes deeper sleep, and much more.

A farmer silhouetted in the sunlight in his hemp field. Hemp is back in a big way in America, and Ministry of Hemp is America's leading hemp advocate.

Ministry of Hemp is America’s leading hemp advocate. We’ll help you understand the science of hemp & CBD and pick the right products.

But the CBD industry is still unregulated. Products can be misleadingly labeled, contain toxic heavy metals or dangerous synthetic chemicals. New consumers often give up before they find products that work.

That’s where we come in. Ministry of Hemp is America’s leading hemp advocate. We help you understand the science of CBD and review CBD brands so you can pick the best, safest products for you and your loved ones.

As hemp growing returns nationwide, you can count on Ministry of Hemp to be there. From Vermont hemp farms to hemp research on the International Space Station, we’ll bring you the story.

Be a part of our movement. Join the Ministry of Hemp.

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PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray Gave Our Morning Coffee A Delicious Boost

PlusCBD Cafe Mocha Spray is the perfect way to start our day off right. This spray combines full spectrum hemp extract with a strong coffee taste and delicious chocolate. It pairs wonderfully with almost any cup of coffee.

PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray is the perfect way to start our day off right.

This spray has a strong coffee taste with delicious chocolate undertones that pairs wonderfully with almost any cup of coffee. It also makes a great addition to smoothies, hemp milk and other food and drinks. If you are a lover of coffee flavor, you’ll probably enjoy spraying PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray directly in your mouth, too.

For this review, we tested the this spray in the 500mg strength. According to PlusCBD Oil, each 2 ounce bottle contains about 160 servings of 2 sprays each. Each serving provides about 3mg of CBD, or 1.5mg per spray. This is a relatively low dose of CBD, but we found it made a great start to our day which we could supplement later with CBD in other forms … or by going back for a second cup of CBD coffee! Since CBD oil can promote relaxation, it may even reduce some of the negative side effects of coffee.

Bottles of PlusCBD Cafe Mocha Spray sits near a cup of black coffee and scattered coffee beans and chocolate chunks. PlusCBD Cafe Mocha Spray helped our review team start our day with a relaxing and flavorful cup.

PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray helped our review team start our day with a relaxing and flavorful cup.

PlusCBD Oil paid us a fee and offered us free products in return for our honest opinion. We only select the highest-quality CBD products for review on our site. Read more about sponsored content on Ministry of Hemp.

Read on to learn more about PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray and see our official review.

PLUSCBD OIL CREATES TOP-QUALITY HEMP PRODUCTS FROM ‘SEED TO SHELF’

In order to create top-quality hemp products, PlusCBD Oil monitors every stage of manufacture and the supply chain from “seed to shelf.” Using an in-house laboratory, they carefully test their hemp and CBD for strength, impurities, and to ensure they are free from toxins like pesticides and heavy metals. Of course, for full transparency, a third-party laboratory tests all their products before they reach the market. Certificates of analysis are available to customers on request.

PlusCBD Oil works closely with the hemp industry to ensure access to CBD and encourage hemp growing across the United States. The care they put into their products is readily apparent in the final product. PlusCBD Oil Café Mocha Spray came in a high-quality bottle with a great, reliable spray mechanism. The bottles are very clearly labeled too, offering clear guidelines for usage and an easy to read ingredients list.

PlusCBD Cafe Mocha Spray covers the taste of hemp extract with a strong, rich chocolate-coffee flavor that’s perfect for adding to drinks.PLUSCBD OIL CAFÉ MOCHA SPRAY OFFICIAL REVIEW

  • Highlights: PlusCBD Oil CBD Café Mocha Spray covers the taste of hemp extract with a strong, rich chocolate-coffee flavor that’s perfect for adding to drinks..
  • Strength: 500mg of CBD per 2oz bottle, about 1.5mg of CBD per spray, also available in a 100mg 1oz bottle
  • Price: $67.95
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping available on orders over $99.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Flavor & Texture: This CBD Café Mocha Spray has a strong coffee flavor with rich chocolate notes. The spray feels a bit oily when sprayed into the mouth but combines well with beverages.
  • Ingredients: Full spectrum hemp extract / CBD oil plus Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Natural Coffee Flavor, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Silica,  Monk Fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii), Monolaurin, Quillaja Saponaria, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alpha Tocopherol
  • Other: Also available in peppermint and unflavored CBD sprays

PlusCBD Oil products are made from high-quality non-GMO hemp grown in Europe. They also offer a wide range of products including CBD oil, topicals, capsules and softgels, and concentrates. All PlusCBD Oil products are gluten-free, including their gummies.

 

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CBD Myths vs. Facts: The Truth About Hemp-Derived CBD (VIDEO)

Despite its popularity, there are still myths and misconceptions around hemp-derived CBD oil. Our latest video takes a look at the truth behind 5 CBD myths.

CBD myths continue to proliferate despite the growing popularity of this beneficial nutritional supplement.

Hemp’s popularity is booming in America, and thousands of people have discovered the benefits of CBD. However, a great deal of stigma and confusion remain. In our latest video, we take a look at 5 common myths about CBD.

  • CBD Myth #1: CBD will get you high.

Hemp is not marijuana. Hemp-derived CBD products have less than 0.3% THC and will not result in feelings of intoxication. While it’s possible to have side effects from CBD, as long as you use a quality CBD tincture, these are rare and usually minimal.

  • CBD Myth #2: Urinalysis tests only test for THC.

While hemp extracts predominantly contain CBD, they are not completely THC free. It is possible to fail a drug test from taking CBD supplements.

  • CBD Myth #3: You need THC to activate CBD.
Despite its growing popularity, there are still myths and misconceptions around hemp-derived CBD oil. Our latest video takes a look at the truth behind 5 CBD myths.

Despite its growing popularity, there are still myths and misconceptions around hemp-derived CBD oil. Our latest video takes a look at the truth behind 5 CBD myths.

Hemp contains numerous naturally occurring compounds, called cannabinoids, that interplay to create beneficial effects. CBD can work alone, but when it interacts with other cannabinoids to greater effect, this is known as the “entourage effect.”

  • CBD Myth #4: Hemp-derived CBD is not as effective as CBD from marijuana.

CBD is CBD, no matter the original source. The human body does not recognize whether CBD is sourced from medical cannabis or hemp.

CBD Myth #5: CBD Products are illegal since they come from cannabis.

According to the analysis of numerous hemp experts, the 2014 Farm Bill and other laws and precedents make it legal to possess and distribute CBD oil in the U.S.

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Every Day Optimal CBD Oil Gummies Are Strong, Sour-Tasting & Fun

Every Day Optimal CBD Oil Gummies are stronger than most other CBD gummy bears. These gummies from Every Day Optimal stand out for two reasons: their fabulous flavor, which reminded our reviewer of “Sour Patch Kids,” and their potency.

Every Day Optimal CBD Oil Gummies are stronger than most other CBD gummy bears, all while tasting like one of our favorite sweet and sour candy treats.

As big fans of CBD gummies, we’ve enjoyed seeing the growing variety on the market. These gummies from Every Day Optimal stand out for two reasons: their fabulous flavor, which reminded our reviewer of “Sour Patch Kids,” and their potency.

The majority of gummies we see are 10mg. We always recommend that new users of CBD start small until they discover their optimal dose, and Every Day Optimal makes gummies in three strengths. CBD won’t make you “feel high,” but it can have side effects like sleepiness.

On the other hand, experienced users of CBD will love these stronger 25mg gummies. They taste great, make dosing easy, and have reliably strong relaxing effects. They seemed to relieve symptoms of anxiety and chronic pain in our review team.

A pile of Every Day Optimal CBD gummies spill from gummy bottle, while another bottle of gummies lies nearby. the cap of a Every Day Optimal CBD gummies, available in 25mg strength, pack potent CBD relief into a delicious sweet & sour candy.

Every Day Optimal CBD gummies, available in 25mg strength, pack potent CBD relief into a delicious sweet & sour candy.

Every Day Optimal paid us a fee and offered us free products in return for our honest opinion. If you purchase a product from one of these links, we’ll receive a percentage of sales. We only select the highest-quality CBD products for review on our site. Read more about sponsored content on Ministry of Hemp.

Read on to learn more about Every Day Optimal CBD oil Gummies and see our official review.

ENJOY ‘CLEAN FARMED’ CBD WITH EVERY DAY OPTIMAL

Every Day Optimal makes all their CBD products from quality ingredients, including “clean farmed,” non-GMO hemp plants grown in the U.S. They use industry-standard CO2 extraction to ensure a final product free from harmful residues. Their popular CBD oil tincture is available in strengths of up to 4000mg per bottle!

We appreciate Every Day Optimal’s commitment to purity and transparency by putting all of their third-party lab results online. All of their products, including Every Day Optimal CBD Oil gummies, are gluten-free. Every Day Optimal is even planning to launch a vegan gummy in the future. We’re looking forward to trying it and we bet it will be hotly in demand!

Every Day Optimal CBD gummies pack a potent 25mg of CBD oil relief into a sweet/sour chewy candy shape.EVERY DAY OPTIMAL CBD OIL GUMMIES OFFICIAL REVIEW

  • Highlights: Every Day Day Optimal CBD Oil Gummies combine a potent dose of full spectrum hemp extract with a delightful sour gummy flavor.
  • Strength: 25mg per gummy, 30 gummies per 750mg bottle, also available in 10mg and 15mg gummies
  • Price: $59.99 – $89.99
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Standard flat rate shipping starts at $4.99.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor & Texture: These edibles have an authentic chewy gummy texture and a great sour flavor that almost entirely covers the taste of hemp.
  • Ingredients: Full spectrum hemp extract / CBD oil plus Sugar, Corn Syrup, Gelatin, Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Calcium Lactate, Silicone Dioxide

Every Day Optimal uses domestically sourced, non-GMO, pesticide free hemp plants. Every Day Optimal also makes CBD tinctures, capsules, pet products, e-liquid and even a unique CBD gum.

 

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Soothe Puff CBD Vaporizer Delivers Full Spectrum CBD With Yummy Terpene Taste

If you’re looking for a simple or discreet way to vape CBD oil, Soothe has you covered with their new Puff disposable vape. The Puff features added organic terpenes for a yummy and relaxing vaping experience.

Soothe Puff CBD Vaporizer makes vaping CBD an easy, elegant, and delicious experience.

If you’re looking for a simple or discreet way to vape CBD oil, Soothe has you covered with their new Puff disposable vape. A growing number of consumers are vaping CBD because it’s fast and convenient. You can easily take a small dose without attracting attention anywhere people are using e-cigarettes. Many people find that CBD goes into effect quickly when vaped, especially compared to CBD edibles and capsules.

The Puff CBD Vaporizer packs 125mg of full-spectrum CBD extract into each pen. It’s fully charged, so you can use it right out of the box. It’s got great packaging, too, so it’d make a lovely gift for a CBD newcomer in your life. We tried the Snoozeberry flavor, which includes Blueberry OG and Strawberry OG terpenes. These are added aromatic oils found in different amounts in all forms of cannabis among other plants. The terpenes not only give this vape it’s incredible berry flavor but may have beneficial effects of their own. Using the Puff felt relaxing, and seemed to quickly ease some of our reviewer’s severe chronic pain.

Soothe Puff CBD Vaporizer is a simple, elegant and delicious way to vape CBD on the go. Soothe Puff CBD Vaporizer, a white e-cig style disposable vaporizer, sits on a grassy sand dune next to its elegant white box.

Soothe Puff CBD Vaporizer is a simple, elegant and delicious way to vape CBD on the go.

Soothe paid us a fee and offered us free products in return for our honest opinion. If you purchase a product from one of these links, we’ll receive a percentage of sales. We only select the highest-quality CBD products for review on our site. Read more about sponsored content on Ministry of Hemp.

Read on to learn more about Soothe and get our complete review of the Puff CBD Vaporizer.

SOOTHE PUFF CBD VAPORIZER IS VEGAN, KOSHER, GLUTEN-FREE & DELICIOUS

Unboxing the Puff CBD Vaporizer felt like taking out a high-end tech toy, and this elegance and care shows in every aspect of their product. The Puff is vegan, kosher, and gluten-free and is sourced from non-GMO hemp grown with organic practices. Most importantly for many of us is the flavor, which kept us coming back for more. To use the Puff, just draw on the end and you’ll receive a mouthful of delicious CBD vapor while the end lights up silver white.

Soothe works closely with family farmers in Kentucky for their hemp, in the process helping to revive agriculture in the region. They’re also committed to exploring sustainable farming practices, such as reducing water usage and keeping soil healthy for future generations of hemp growers.

Ministry of Hemp's official review of the Puff CBD Vaporizer. A hand holds a Soothe Puff CBD Vaporizer, a white e-cigarette style vape, with the waves of the ocean visible in the distance.SOOTHE PUFF CBD VAPORIZER OFFICIAL REVIEW

  • Highlights: Soothe’s Puff CBD Vaporizer is a beautifully designed disposable vape pen full of delicious terpene-rich berry flavored CBD extract.
  • Strength: Each drag on this vape dispenses a maximum of 0.5 mg CBD, with 125mg CBD total per pen
  • Price: $40
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on orders over $75.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Flavor & Vaping Experience: Each hit from a Puff CBD vaporizer is gentle and should not hurt your throat, while providing potent CBD relief and a delicious berry flavor. Terpenes give a rich, full flavor that’s different from other forms of e-juice flavoring; the result does not taste at all “hempy.”
  • Ingredients: Full spectrum hemp extract / CBD in fractionated MCT (coconut-based) oil with added organic terpenes
  • Other: Also available in Sunkiss and an upcoming Guavaberry flavor, each with unique terpenes.

Soothe offers a full range of other CBD products including CBD oil drops, topicals, and pet products. Soothe only uses organically-grown hemp from Kentucky for their CBD.

 

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Just CBD Gummies Offer Authentic, Craveable Gummy Bear Taste

Just CBD Gummies have the most “authentic” gummy bear taste of any CBD edible we’ve sampled. The tangy fruity sweet flavor is identical to the gummy bears you loved as a kid (and as a sugar-craving adult).

Just CBD Gummies have the most “authentic” gummy bear taste of any CBD edible we’ve sampled.

If you snacked on gummy bears as a kid (or like us, sugar-craving adults), these CBD gummies from Just CBD have a near-identical flavor. It’s the perfect combination of chewy texture and tangy fruit sweetness. Since they’re made from CBD isolate, there’s basically no hemp aftertaste, just pure gummy flavor. They’re the perfect choice for people who don’t like the taste of CBD or hemp.

It’s a good thing Just CBD sent us a larger-sized jar of these gummies to review, because otherwise we’d have run out before it was time to write this article. Our friends and loved ones kept helping themselves to these tasty, relaxing treats. Crafty people take note: these gummies come in a great plastic screw-top jar that will be perfect for reusing later.

Just CBD gummies combined a craveable gummy bear flavor with the healing benefits of CBD. A bottle of Just CBD gummies rest on a stone by a rushing river.

Just CBD gummies combined a craveable gummy bear flavor with the healing benefits of CBD.

Just CBD paid us a fee offered free products in return for our honest opinion. If you purchase a product from one of these links, we’ll receive a percentage of sales. We only select the highest-quality CBD products for review on our site. Read more about sponsored content on Ministry of Hemp.

Read on to learn more about Just CBD Gummies and see our official review.

JUST CBD MAKES IT EASY TO EXPERIENCE ‘NATURE’S SECRET MIRACLE’

The team at Just CBD believe CBD is “nature’s secret miracle” and want to share the benefits of CBD with everyone.

Just CBD only sells high-quality CBD products and they’re transparent about the contents of their products. They make third-party lab results available on their web site, and they clearly label the strength of every product. We tried the 75 gram jar of Just CBD Gummies. Each gummy contains 10 milligrams of CBD, with 75 bears per jar.

We appreciate the wide variety of products available from Just CBD. They even have smokeable CBD “doobies” for people who want the experience of lighting up a joint without THC.

A bottle of Just CBD Gummies in the 1000mg size, containing 100 bears that are 10mg of CBD isolate eachJUST CBD GUMMIES OFFICIAL REVIEW

  • Highlights: Just CBD Gummies are almost identical to the gummy bears we loved as kids: sweet, tangy, chewy with no hemp aftertaste.
  • Strength: 750mg of CBD per 75g jar, 10mg of CBD per gummy
  • Price: $50.00, other sized jars are available for $23.99 – $60.00, with a 50mg sample bag available for $10.00
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping.
  • Independent Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor & Texture: If you’ve ever eaten a gummy bear, you can imagine the flavor: fruity, tangy, and sweet with no hemp aftertaste. They are just the right amount of chewy, too.
  • Ingredients: CBD Isolate with Corn Syrup, White Grape Fruit Juice from Concentrate, Gelatin, Modified Potato Starch, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Rice Flour, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Titanium Dioxide, Red 40, Yellow 5 and Blue 1
  • Other: Numerous other flavors and style of gummies are available, including apple rings, gummy worms and sour styles.

Just CBD products are made in the U.S. from domestically grown hemp. They offer a wide variety of CBD products including tinctures, vaping supplies, pet treats, smokeable “doobies” and pure CBD isolate. Some research suggests isolates may be less effective than full spectrum extracts.

 

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All Natural Way CBD Sleep Spray Could Help You Get More Rest

All Natural Way CBD Sleep Spray combines peppermint-flavored combination hemp extract with supplements which promote sleep. An experienced CBD vendor, All Natural Way now offers their own quality CBD products.

All Natural Way CBD Sleep Spray combines the healing power of hemp with other herbs and supplements to help you rest better and more deeply.

Part of a series of specialized sprays from All Natural Way, this sleep spray adds beneficial ingredients like valerian and melatonin to hemp. This CBD product has a mild peppermint flavor with a faint undertone of chocolate, and only a slight medicinal aftertaste. When sprayed in the mouth, it leaves a slight oily feeling behind which a sip of water easily removed. We tried this spray for several nights before bed. It seemed to help us fall asleep faster and sleep deeper through the night.

A line-up of All Natural Way CBD products on a kitchen counter. All Natural Way CBD Sleep Spray is part of a full line of specialized sprays.

All Natural Way CBD Sleep Spray is part of a full line of specialized sprays.

We were paid a fee by All Natural Way and offered free products in return for our honest opinion. If you purchase a product from one of these links, we’ll receive a percentage of sales. We only select the highest-quality CBD products for review on our site. Read more about sponsored content on Ministry of Hemp.

All Natural Way is taking what they’ve learned as an experienced vendor of quality CBD products to create their own line of great supplements. Read on for our full review of All Natural Way CBD Sleep Spray.

CBD OIL MEETS MELATONIN AND OTHER SLEEP INDUCING INGREDIENTS FOR DEEPER Z’S

CBD oil is already known for the ability to promote better sleep, but this sleep spray creates an even more powerful combination.

Melatonin is one of the most well-known sleep aids, helping supplement the body’s own stores of this naturally occurring hormone created by the pineal gland. It’s most used to prevent insomnia, or delayed sleep. Valerian is also well-known to act like as a safe, mild herbal sedative. The spray’s other powerful ingredients, GABA and magnesium, are also believed to reduce anxiety and relax tense muscles.

We appreciate All Natural Way’s dedication to transparency when it comes to their CBD products. The bottle is clearly labelled with each ingredient, including the strength of each supplement. An independent lab tests each batch of All Natural Way CBD products, with results available to customers on request.

All Natural Way Sleep Spray sits next to a lit candle.ALL NATURAL WAY CBD SLEEP SPRAY OFFICIAL REVIEW

  • Highlights: All Natural Way CBD Sleep Spray combines full spectrum hemp extract with herbs that encourage restful sleep, with a refreshing minty taste.
  • Strength: 500mg per 30ml bottle (plus additional herbs)
  • Price: $74.99
  • Specials: Use coupon code MOH10 for 10% off your order!
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Free shipping on all orders.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Flavor: This spray has a mild peppermint flavor with a mild medicinal aftertaste from the spray’s additional ingredients.
  • Ingredients: Full Spectrum Hemp / CBD Oil plus Melatonin, GABA, Valerian Root Extract, and Magnesium Gluconate, in a base of Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Derivative, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sucralose, Xantham Gum and Natural Flavors.
  • Other: All Natural Way offers a generous 30-day refund policy.

According to the label, each bottle of All Natural Way CBD Sleep Spray contains about 30 doses. Each dose contains 16.7mg of CBD, 5mg of melatonin, and 5.33mg of Magnesium Gluconate, and 2.66mg of a proprietary blend of GABA and Valerian Root Extract. Some research indicates these ingredients may promote more restful sleep.

Other All Natural Way Sprays are designed to assist with weight loss, pain relief, energy and stress reduction. They also make CBD oil tinctures and pain cream. All Natural Way makes their products from U.S.-grown hemp. As a marketplace, All Natural Way offers a variety of other high-quality CBD products.

 

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Functional Remedies Clarify Hemp Tincture Works Fast, Tastes Delicious On Our Morning Oatmeal

Functional Remedies Clarify Hemp Tincture is a delicious CBD oil that works quickly to promote relaxation. This full spectrum supplement was produced using a proprietary lipid extraction process.

Functional Remedies Clarify Hemp Tincture is a uniquely delicious CBD oil that works quickly to promote relaxation.

Unlike most other CBD oil tinctures on the market, Functional Remedies uses a proprietary lipid extraction process, meaning the vital constituents in the hemp are released directly into the MCT (coconut-based) oil.

As a result, the flavor of this supplement is both milder and more distinctive than other CBD oils we’ve tried. This unflavored full spectrum extract has a warm, nutty taste that reminded us of fresh, high-quality olive oil. The 1000mg strength Functional Remedies Clarify Hemp Tincture tasted great on our morning oatmeal (especially with hemp hearts). We also enjoyed it mixed with green tea, or directly under the tongue. This supplement worked fast to ease chronic pain and relax tense muscles in our review team.

Hemp plants grow tall in a field on a foggy morning. Functional Remedies Clarify Hemp Tincture originates in specially bred hemp plants on their Pueblo, Colorado farm.

Functional Remedies Clarify Hemp Tincture originates in specially bred hemp plants on their Pueblo, Colorado farm. (Stock photo)

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Read on for our full review and to learn about what makes Functional Remedies Clarify Hemp Tincture unique.

FUNCTIONAL REMEDIES BRINGS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TO CREATING SINGLE ORIGIN HEMP TINCTURE

Functional Remedies produces their products from a unique strain of industrial hemp which they spent years developing. This intense care and the team’s combined expertise show at every level of the production process, which is carefully controlled to produce a top-quality CBD oil.

All of Functional Remedies’ products begin as hemp plants on their 95-acre farm. They control every stage of the process after, from extraction to production. The majority of CBD oils on the market are produced by using a CO2 process to extract the cannabinoids from the plant, then the extract is mixed with an oil. In Functional Remedies’ proprietary lipid extraction process, the cannabinoids and other natural plant compounds bind directly to the fats in the MCT oil. This gentle process preserves the active components and produces a better flavor.

Functional Remedies Clarify Hemp Tincture is produced in small batches, and every batch is third-party lab tested. These results are available on request from customer service, including via live chat.

In addition to making great products, we also appreciate how Functional Remedies contributes to the hemp industry. Tim Gordon, president of Functional Remedies, is board president of Colorado Hemp Association and the CBD advisor for the National Hemp Association.

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  • Highlights: Functional Remedies Clarify Hemp Tincture reflects the exceptional care put into producing these supplements, which have a distinctive hemp flavor that we loved.
  • Strength: 1000mg per 30 ml bottle, also available in 250mg and 500mg strengths
  • Price: $37.99 – $99.99
  • Specials: Use coupon code MINISTRY15 to save 15% off your order.
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast customer service. Shipping starts at $7.00 for most orders.
  • Independent Test Results: Available on request.
  • Flavor: Lipid extraction brings out nuanced hemp flavors that are nutty, slightly warming on the tongue, with olive notes and only slight bitterness.
  • Ingredients: Full Spectrum Hemp / CBD Oil in MCT (Coconut-based) oil
  • Other: Subscribe to monthly shipments and save 15% off your order. Returns may be available within 60 days of purchase.

Functional Remedies’ produces unique, single-origin CBD products from hemp grown on their farm in Pueblo, Colorado and manufactured locally. They also offer full spectrum hemp capsules and salve. Functional Remedies funds a scholarship for future wellness professionals.

 

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Drug Tests And CBD: Dallas Man Rejected For Transplant Due To CBD Use

Doctors refused to give a Dallas-area man a liver-transplant after he failed a drug test, even though he only CBD oil. Contrary to popular opinion, it is rare but possible to fail a drug test from using only hemp-based CBD supplements.

Doctors refused to give a Dallas-area man a liver-transplant after he failed a drug test, even though he only used hemp-based CBD oil, his family reports.

Contrary to popular opinion about drug tests and CBD, it is rare but possible to fail a drug test from using only hemp-based CBD supplements.

Rolando Rosa is in urgent need of a liver transplant. According to his daughter, Monica Garcia, her father had turned to over-the-counter CBD supplements to ease his chronic pain while reducing his use of his prescription opiate painkillers. Just when a transplant seemed within reach, doctors sent Rosa home due to testing positive for THC. Hospital officials suggested this reflected “noncompliance” with doctors’ orders.

Rolando Rosa with his family, celebrating Easter. (Courtesy: Monica Garcia)

“It’s a hard pill to swallow because we were so close to having everything done,” Garcia told us.

Read on to learn more about drug tests and CBD, and to find out how you can help Rolando Rosa.

DRUG TESTS AND CBD: THE MYTH AND THE REALITY

Consumers are buying millions of dollars worth of CBD oil supplements annually. One reason people seek them out is that they can offer many of the healing benefits of the cannabis plant without the high associated with psychoactive cannabis (‘marijuana’).

Legally, industrial hemp and hemp products must have less than 0.3 percent THC, far less than necessary to cause any high. However, these trace amounts of THC are occasionally detectable by drug tests.

As a result, when it comes to drug tests and CBD, we can only talk in generalities. Most people won’t fail a drug test from taking CBD oil alone, but there are exceptions. Different testing methods, variations in personal biochemistry, or extremely heavy use of CBD oil can cause failed drug tests. And these rare failed tests can have real consequences, from lost jobs to lost access to medical care.

According to Garcia, doctors at Methodist Dallas Medical Center told Rosa, “you can only take what we prescribe you.”

But Garcia said CBD seemed more effective. She worries about the potential toxic effects of prescription painkillers on her father’s already ailing liver. “What you prescribe him will kill him sooner!”

Rosa is far from alone. Thousands of consumers report reduced use of pharmaceuticals through CBD.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center did not immediately respond to our request for comment.

HEMP IS ‘VERY BENIGN’ WITH FEW DRUG INTERACTIONS

CBD oil is widely considered to be extremely safe, with even the World Health Organization declaring that CBD should not be scheduled as a dangerous drug. However, many medical professionals, still caught up in the war on drugs, defer to the Drug Enforcement Agency which continues to insist that CBD is illegal.

We reached out by email to Dr. Sue Sisley, a physician and medical researcher who is outspoken in her support of investigating the medical benefits of cannabis in all its forms. Sisley stressed that she couldn’t speak to specifically to Rosa’s case.

“This patient may have other complicating factors that cause the doctor to reject his transplant,” she noted.

Drug urine test strips spill out onto a page of medical records. Contrary to some beliefs about drug tests and CBD, it is possible but rare for CBD oil to cause someone to fail a drug test.

Contrary to some beliefs about drug tests and CBD, it is possible but rare for CBD oil to cause someone to fail a drug test.

Speaking in generalities, however, Sisley supported transplant patients having access to cannabis. “This plant has a very benign side effect profile that is often well tolerated and seems to have very few clinically relevant drug interactions.”

More research is needed in terms of cannabis’ effects on transplant patients, Sisley suggested. “There is a considerable amount of scientific data published in peer reviewed medical journals confirming that cannabis plant has anti-inflammatory action.”

Hemp-based CBD supplements are poorly regulated, leading to some issues with quality (which also sometimes appear in psychoactive cannabis). Total legalization and improved regulation would likely largely solve these issues.

“Most regulated markets guarantee that plant material is either free from fungal growth or nearly free from mold contamination,” Sisley wrote.

GARCIA HOPES TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT CBD AND DRUG TESTS

Garcia told us she hopes her father’s case will spread “awareness” about CBD and drug tests “to other people who have to go through this.”

She also hopes that hospitals will stop rejecting people from transplant waiting lists just for using cannabis or hemp.

“Hospital facilities need to start looking at their policies and regulations and maybe start doing some research on CBD and THC and the benefits of it rather than exclude people or demonize people over it,” Garcia said.

Rosa got real relief from CBD, said Garcia. “That was the only time my Dad actually felt good.”

Since then, they’ve halted use of the supplements out of fear of facing another rejection. “He has been hurting,” she said, with obvious pain in her voice.

Fear, she suggested, also prevented Rosa from sharing his use of CBD when he first met with doctors.

Garcia has set up a GoFundMe campaign for Rolando Rosa to help cover his medical expenses. Rosa lives on disability, with some help from his wife’s income. “There are medical bills mounting … We live six hours away, me and my sister, there’s no extended family up there to help him.”

There is still hope for his transplant: another Dallas transplant facility has agreed to evaluate Rosa for admission. Officials there told Garcia that the drug test won’t disqualify her father, but they’re still waiting for a final decision.

“We’re holding our breath until we hear back.”

Ministry of Hemp will update this story as we hear more about this situation.

 

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