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Top 6 reasons to try CBD

We see more and more people around us consuming CBD and you hesitate to try? Its “miracle product” side leaves you skeptical? We must admit that all the virtues that we lend it may seem “too good to be true”, but the potential of CBD is confirmed more and more over the years, whether in terms of consumer feedback, or with scientific research. If you are still not convinced, here are some reasons that should change your mind!

It soothes everyday ailments in a natural way

First of all, you should know that CBD is a totally legal molecule. Unlike its cousin THC, it does not induce any high or any other side effect. You do not have any risk of addiction to try CBD, because it is directly extracted from the hemp plant. Completely natural, it relieves you and will eventually prevent you from using a heavier drug treatment!

It reduces stress

Known for its relaxing effects, CBD undoubtedly helps you relax, but can also act as a mild antidepressant. So you can try CBD in times of increased stress, to help reduce your anxiety disorders: a few drops of CBD oil or a hemp tea will do the trick!

It provides a better sleep

The human body reacts to CBD because it interacts with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system, which is directly linked to the nervous and immune systems. This system also plays a role in the body’s homeostasis, which helps regulate our sleep cycles: a better regulated homeostasis cycle makes it easier to fall asleep, while enjoying a much better quality of sleep.

It relieves chronic pain

Another reason to try CBD is its proven anti-inflammatory effect. According to some studies, this product could soothe certain joint pains such as osteoarthritis, but also back pain and certain neurological ailments! Why deprive yourself of it?

It improves recovery after exercise

Contrary to popular belief, CBD is not reserved for people subject to stress or physical problems! Indeed, more and more athletes are trying it, because the use of CBD-based oils or balms allows them to recover better, by relaxing their muscles after an effort!

It takes care of your skin

Combined with hemp oil, CBD is particularly useful against skin problems. Thanks to its moisturizing, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps regulate sebum production. You should therefore try it if you suffer from skin problems such as eczema, hives or psoriasis… It is even effective in relieving your sunburn!…

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Lemon and CBD Cake

Feeling a bit tired around nap time? Go into “tea time” mode with our twist on a famous lemon cake recipe. Nothing like it to revive the taste buds, and endocannabinoids. Especially, if you accompany your cake with a CBD tea.

Ingredients

(For 6 people)

– 200g sugar
– 120g melted butter
– 150g of flour
– 3 eggs
– 3 lemons

– Zest of one lemon
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– Powdered sugar
– 10 drops of 4% cbd

Preparation

Prepare the cake tin by putting soft butter on the sides and putting baking paper.

Melt the butter in pieces in a saucepan. Pour it in a bowl and add the sugar, the CBD, the zest of a lemon, then mix. Add the eggs one by one, mixing each time, then the flour and the yeast while whisking the mixture.

Tip: you can replace the melted butter with a hazelnut butter (browned over low heat) which will give a better taste.

Cut the lemons in half and squeeze them to obtain the juice. You must incorporate 80g of lemon juice in the mixture obtained. If there is any extra juice, make a lemon squeeze with it!

Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 45 minutes in a preheated oven at 165°. Check the cooking by placing the blade of a knife in the heart of the cake. When it comes out clean (dry) your cake is cooked. If not, extend the cooking time by 5 minutes.

Turn the cake out onto a rack and wrap it in plastic wrap so that it stays soft as it cools. Remove the plastic wrap when the cake is cooled.

Variation

From an aesthetic point of view, and also for greed, you can make a glaze for your cake. To do this, mix powdered sugar with the juice of half a lemon, the equivalent of about 30 grams of lemon juice. You must obtain a white icing, not too hard, but not too liquid either. If necessary, adjust your dosage.

When your cake is cooled, place it on a rack, itself placed on a dish (to recover the glaze surplus) and cover the cake with your glaze. But as today we eat first with our eyes and we make everyone enjoy it, don’t forget the little picture!…

CBD legislation in Europe : What’s the current status?

The legal status of cannabis, its derivatives and its uses is far from being a model of harmony on the old continent. Here is an overview of the different legislations, most of them almost permanent, within the European community.

The spectrum of cannabis uses is wide. Four main uses stand out: medical use, recreational use, wellness use related to CBD products and industrial hemp exploitation. Due to the controversial status of cannabis, these uses are sometimes prohibited, condemned or encouraged. Indeed, several factors can determine whether a cannabis derivative is legally available for consumption and purchase, or not. Thus, each country looks at and welcomes these uses differently depending on its drug policy, while keeping the general EU regulations as a guideline.

You want to know the legal status of cannabis and its derivatives in the EU countries? We offer you a legislative tour on the issue.

Reminder regarding the UE cannabis/CBD legislation

According to EU (European Union) legislation, hemp grown for “fiber” is legal if its THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content does not exceed 0.2% or less. This provision is specified in Council Regulation (EC) No. 1672/2000 of 27 July 2000.

While cannabis is decriminalized in some countries, in the majority of cases, EU member states maintain a rather hostile attitude towards cannabis and especially towards recreational cannabis.

Regarding CBD, until recently there were no restrictions on the subject in EU regulations. However, EU legislation has moved towards some restriction. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), published new guidelines in January 2019 that affect cannabinoid-enriched foods: “If CBD is to be considered a food additive, it will need to be filed as a novel dietary ingredient.

All products containing CBD must now be approved by a national food authority as a “novel food”. These new guidelines are not mandatory, but some EU member states have already amended their CBD laws accordingly.

EU legislation update country by country

Ready for a tour of cannabis/CBD legislation in the EU in 2021?

Germany

The legalization of medical cannabis has been in effect in Germany since March 2017. Thanks to it, patients suffering from serious illnesses can be treated with cannabis-based medicines on prescription. As for CBD-based products, they are also legal, but only if the THC content does not exceed 0.2%. On the other hand, the German federal drug law prohibits recreational cannabis, although it tolerates the possession and consumption of small quantities.

Austria

Austrian law only prohibits psychotropic cannabis. The use of medical cannabis has been permitted since 2008. There are no restrictions on CBD, which is also legal. Authorized CBD products must not exceed the threshold of 0.3% THC. Even better than the majority of other EU members who stagnate at 0.2%.

Belgium

Under laws dating back to 1912, in Belgium anything extracted from the cannabis plant is illegal. Unless prescribed by a doctor, buying/selling or consuming CBD products is illegal. Medical CBD is allowed but only with a prescription. Apart from that, you can be prosecuted for possessing CBD products, even if they do not contain THC. The production, distribution, and sale of medical cannabis remains prohibited.

In 2019, Belgium announced that CBD flowers with less than 0.2% THC content are now considered tobacco products.

Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, CBD products are available over the counter as long as they contain less than 0.2% THC. In fact, it was the first EU country to issue a certificate for the sale of CBD in open markets.

Croatia

In Croatia you can legally import and buy CBD cannabis as long as the THC content does not exceed 0.2%. Also, medical cannabis has been legal since 2015. Patients suffering from pathologies related to AIDS, multiple sclerosis or cancer can be treated in pharmacies with a prescription. Similarly, the cultivation of industrial hemp is authorized. However, it is illegal to smoke cannabis in public places. Possession, even in small quantities, is forbidden.

Cyprus

Cypriot legislation allows the cultivation and marketing of whole plants or parts of plants or seeds of the species Cannabis sativa with a THC concentration not exceeding 0.2%. Producers and/or suppliers of industrial hemp must obtain a license. Convicted cancer patients are allowed to use cannabis oil for their palliative care.

Denmark

Under Danish law, the use of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes is still restricted. Under current law, you must have a prescription from a doctor to consume cannabis in any form. Therefore, CBD in Denmark is currently only available with a doctor’s prescription.

Spain

Spain is one of the most divisive countries in terms of cannabis legislation. Cannabis-based therapeutic treatments remain prohibited, except in Catalonia where Sativex has been authorized since 2013.

While industrial hemp is allowed, only the Cannabis Sativa L variety can legally be produced, sold and consumed. Similarly, only CBD products from industrial hemp are legal. Only, as in the EU, CBD products in Spain must not contain more than 0.2% THC.

In terms of decriminalization, Spain is one of the few countries where the private use of cannabis is legalized. However, the use, purchase, possession, sale and import of cannabis in public is illegal.

The government prohibits therapeutic claims on online purchases of CBD products.

Estonia

Estonia is the only one of the Baltic countries to have legalized medical cannabis. However, cannabinoid-based medication remains highly regulated. Under Estonian law, psychotropic drugs are illegal. CBD, however, escapes the psychotropic class and can be used legally.

Finland

The Finnish law on psychoactive substances is quite restrictive. Thus, although the law allows for therapeutic cannabis, requests for cannabinoid medication are handled on a case-by-case basis. CBD is legal in the sense that it is not listed as a prohibited substance.

France

Is cannabinoid-based medication legal in France? Yes, with Sativex, dronabinol (Marinol) or synthetic THC. But these medications have not been very conclusive. Therefore, a new decree of October 7, 2020 authorizes a new experimentation of therapeutic cannabis in 5 indications.

However, French legislation remains rather hostile to THC. And it has long been rather unclear on the uses of CBD products.

The 0.2% THC level was one of the main points that fueled the legal vagueness around CBD uses. In fact, France authorizes the cultivation of a restrictive list of hemp varieties with a THC level not exceeding 0.2%. Similarly, any extraction of cannabonoids was prohibited. Today, it is by virtue of a 2018 CJEU ruling that the sale of CBD products has been revived. A more precise legal development was expected.

It fell through a decision of the Court of Cassation that legalizes cannabidiol and hemp flowers legally produced in the EU. In this decision of June 23, 2021, the Court of Cassation states that “the prohibition of the marketing of products containing CBD cannot be ordered in the absence of proof that they fall into the category of narcotics.

Greece

Under Greek law, CBD is excluded from drug control. CBD products are allowed if they contain less than 0.2% THC.

Hungary

Hungarian law does not explicitly restrict CBD. According to Hungarian law, cannabis containing less than 0.2% THC is considered hemp. Therefore, CBD is legal in Hungary.

Ireland

Under Irish law, cannabis varieties containing THC up to 0.2% are permitted. Extraction methods such as the use of CO2 or solvents is illegal. Therefore CBD oil is legal if and only if it is obtained by cold pressing.

Italy

In Italy, it has been possible to buy medical cannabis in pharmacies since 2007. As of 2017, the Italian law introduces “provisions favoring the cultivation of industrial hemp . The goal is to re-inscribe the country as a major player in the industrial cultivation of hemp and CBD products. Industrial hemp can be grown if the THC content is 0.5% or less. In 2016, the Italian government legalized the sale and consumption of CBD. In 2018, high CBD light cannabis with less than 0.5% THC was legalized.

Latvia

Latvian cannabis legislation is aligned with EU legislation on industrial hemp. Therefore the country allows the sale of CBD products with THC limited to 0.2%. Cannabinoid medication is not allowed.

Lithuania

Lithuania adheres to the general EU law on hemp. CBD products can be legally purchased in Lithuania as long as they contain less than 0.2% THC. Like Latvia, Lithuania does not allow medical cannabis.

Luxembourg

Under Luxembourg law, cannabis is legal if it contains less than 0.3% THC. CBD in Luxembourg is therefore legal. Similarly, medical cannabis has been legal since 2018.

Malta

In Malta, to use cannabis for therapeutic purposes, a prescription is required. In 2015, Maltese laws placed restrictions on cannabis and CBD. Under Maltese law, cannabinoid extraction from any form of cannabis (marijuana or hemp) remains subject to the Drug Dependence Act of 2018.

Netherlands

One immediately thinks of Amsterdam known for its relaxed policy towards cannabis consumption. But this tolerance of cannabis is only apparent because Indian hemp (with THC) is “really” illegal. However, you do not risk prosecution in the famous dedicated cafes. You can’t consume more than 5 grams of cannabis at a time. Because hemp seeds and CBD are not explicitly covered by Dutch drug legislation, CBD hemp seed oil is legal in the Netherlands.

Poland

According to the laws in Poland, there are no legal restrictions preventing the use of CBD. Hemp cultivation is limited to varieties with less than 0.2% THC. Since June 2017, the therapeutic use of cannabis is allowed with a medical prescription.

Portugal

Portugal is a pioneer in terms of laws supporting cannabis use. Although personal use of cannabis has been legal since 2001, medical cannabis has only been legalized since 2018. The country has great market potential and sales of CBD products are steadily increasing.

Czech Republic

According to Czech law, CBD products must not contain more than 0.3% THC. Below this threshold hemp and CBD products can be purchased and consumed freely in the Czech Republic. The country is one of the few countries that have decriminalized cannabis subject to THC limits.

Romania

Romanian laws do not explicitly prohibit CBD derived from hemp. Buying or consuming CBD products is legal in Romania as long as THC levels are below 0.2%. Medical cannabis, although authorized since 2013, must also respect the 0.2% THC limit. This represents a hindrance to the development of the commercial medical cannabis industry which does not benefit patients. They have to turn to other countries, especially to get Sativex.

Slovakia

Slovakia has no regulations on medical cannabis. CBD is listed as a psychoactive drug. For the time being, Slovak law is clear and states that CBD and its oil are illegal.

Slovenia

According to Slovenian law only the cultivation, possession, processing, sale and distribution of cannabis with a THC content of more than 0.2% is prohibited. Therefore, CBD products with a THC content of less than 0.2% are completely legal. Cultivation legislation requires a low THC content of less than 0.2%. CBD oil is legal in Slovenia for consumption.

Sweden

Swedish drug legislation is one of the most restrictive in Europe. Products containing THC, regardless of the quantity, are classified as narcotics. CBD, on the other hand, is no longer considered a drug but a medicine. Therefore, by law, oral CBD products require a license from the Medicines Agency to be sold. On the medical cannabis side, only Sativex is accepted as a cannabinoid-based medication. However, candidates for this medication must be referred to a doctor who must in turn receive approval from the Medicines Agency.

To conclude

Several EU countries have undertaken a parliamentary reflection to change the legislation on cannabis and especially on medical cannabis. The next few years should be interesting in terms of legal developments around cannabis and especially CBD.…

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What is the strongest CBD available?

For thousands of years, cannabis has been known by many cultures. To this day, it remains the hot topic of discussion, and it is common to confuse cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD), which are two different substances in terms of their health effects.

CBD is beneficial to health and its use is constantly growing in the medical field, as it is mainly used to calm pain and intervenes in other disorders. It is now legalized in some countries because of these therapeutic effects.

In this article, we offer you the selection of the variety richest in CBD and its importance on the body.

The strongest cannabidiol

There are several varieties of CBD offered by brands. Generally, medical cannabis consumers are looking for weed that is present in high amounts of CBD. However, choosing to find the strongest strain is a bit difficult.

Candida (CD-1)

Candida (CD-1) is genetically made up of Indica and Sativa, presents a cross between the two varieties AC DC and Harlequin. This variety contains the highest content of CBD and the lowest content of THC, moreover it does not produce psychoactive effect.

In fact, this variety is favored by people who wish to obtain medical benefits, because its level of THC is less than 1% which means, that it does not give any considerable psychoactive effect, contrary to what you can find in other varieties of cannabis the rate of THC is very abundant and produces thus, a high effect.

The medical potential of this strain is enormous, because its concentration, very high in CBD which goes from 11 to 20 %, allows him to treat a great number of disorders such as the anxiety, the insomnia, the epileptic seizures, the disease of Alzheimer. Candida (CD-1) is considered a true medical relief, while having little or no psychoactive effect.

The effects of the strongest CBD on the body

In order to project the importance of the strongest CBD, you must first know its benefits on the human body:

  • Reduces inflammation and calms pain.
  • Relieves epileptic seizures.
  • Helps fight depression.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety, as it has a relaxing effect.
  • Helps to reduce the side effects of cancer drugs.
  • Beneficial on mental disorders.

The functioning of CBD is based on its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), it has two receptors:

  • CB1: present in the brain and central nervous system.
  • CB2: present generally in the whole body.

For the mode of action, CBD influences indirectly on the receptors which gives, thereafter, a soft response which will be treated by the ECS, moreover it acts on the receptor (5-HT1A) to secrete serotonin and melatonin, which enters the regulation of the mood and the sleep. The medical use of CBD requires high intensity, but the choice of the latter is based on your needs.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid found in cannabis that refers to a plant named hemp, and in botanical language called Cannabis Sativa. It is essentially, a very complicated plant to demonstrate with respect to these little known constituents. Nevertheless, CBD is the major constituent of the cannabinoid.

CBD is the prevention of cannabidiol, according to an etymological study, this name is composed of two independent parts and each of them gives information on the meaning of CBD :

  • Cannabi: comes from cannabis which means a plant from which the molecule is derived.
  • Diol: refers to a chemical substance displayed under the name of glycol.
  • CBD: the composition of the chemical substance present in the molecule, also including oxygen and hydrogen.

In its natural state, this molecule is very abundant in cannabis, once the molecule is extracted from the plant, its name will change to cannabidiol, moreover thanks to this extraction the molecule can be presented as an essential oil. Finally, CBD has become very popular for its adaptation in electronic cigarettes, but also for its benefits in therapeutic use.…

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Is there an ideal time to consume CBD?

You want to consume cannabidiol “CBD” and you want to know how and especially when to take it?

You will first have to choose which product you want to consume CBD with, as there are several. It is possible to vaporize CBD with an e-cigarette or to inhale it in a traditional way, the legal cannabis with a high content of CBD and almost 0% of THC is legal to sell.

There is also CBD oil, which is used for several reasons including weight loss, and cannabidiol can also be found in lozenges or candy.

In this article, we will tell you when to take CBD for each of the cases mentioned above.

Knowing when to take CBD depends on how you use it

As we said, CBD can be present in e-liquid, and in this case, it is used for vaping. Otherwise, you may want to consume it in lozenges or in oil form. The body will consume cannabidiol in different ways, depending on how it is administered and the medium that is used. The duration of the effect of CBD is also influenced by this.

When to smoke CBD or vaporize it?

In order to have very fast effects of cannabidiol on your body, inhaling it or vaping it with an e-cigarette will provide you with this speed, because the CBD will go directly through the lungs, and more precisely the alveoli of the lungs which will accelerate its arrival to the blood.

If you have pains or crises, this method is preferred for its very fast and effective effects, otherwise, for long-lasting effects, prefer CBD oils or capsules.

When to consume CBD edibles like candies or capsules?

Cannabidiol capsules or lozenges are convenient to have on you at all times, and there is nothing to prepare, it’s like medicine that you have, if you feel like consuming it, just open the box and take it. The good thing is that there is a precise dosage in mg and when we know our habits and how much CBD we want, this dosage is perfect to suit everyone’s needs.

Nevertheless, the effects of this alternative, unlike vaping or smoking, are longer, and go from one hour to several hours (about 6h) because they pass through the stomach and must be digested.

When you are looking for quick relief from pain, this is not the best option.

It is however, advised to take these lozenges or capsules during your meals for a better assimilation of CBD by your body.

When to take cannabidiol oil?

All over the world, this alternative is the preferred one, composed of a vegetable oil which reinforces the assimilation of CBD as well as a little hemp which is very rich in CBD. A few drops on the tongue, the mucous membranes assimilate the cannabidiol oil very well and it diffuses quickly in the body. In addition to the speed of assimilation, it is the safest and most convenient way to take advantage of the benefits of CBD that make it :

  • A pain reliever.
  • An anti-inflammatory.
  • An anxiolytic.
  • An anti-epileptic.