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Industrial versus High-CBD Hemp: The difference matters

Cannabis, hemp, marijuana, CBD — there are so many words flying around it can be hard to keep track of what’s what. Let’s quickly break down our terms. What is Cannabis? Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. Its closest relative is hops, which are used to bitter and flavor beer (think India Pale Ale). There are two classifications of cannabis: marijuana and hemp. Marijuana Marijuana, which is short and bushy with broad leaves, is often called “weed.” Use of marijuana results in an intoxicating “high” because it contains high amounts of the cannabinoid THC. Hemp Hemp, which is a leaner plant with skinnier leaves, contains less than 0.3% THC. It has a long history of use for industrial purposes (rope, textiles, paper, etc.), but...

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What is CBN? A Guide to an Underappreciated Cannabinoid

What is CBN? You're in the right place! One of the marvels of the plant world is that, despite everything we already know, new compounds are constantly being discovered that can have a positive impact on our lives. Just when it seems like a plant has nothing left to offer, a new component or different use will be found that proves it to be even more valuable. In the case of cannabis, non-intoxicating elements like full spectrum hemp oil have completely changed the lives of countless people. Whether it’s controlling dangerous seizures or battling chronic pain, full spectrum hemp oil is a cannabinoid that has had a huge impact. Now, there is a new kid on the block when it comes to game-changing cannabis compounds,...

The Top Hemp Terpenes You Need to Know

For years the only compound in cannabis deemed worthy of study and appreciation was tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC. More recently, cannabidiol (also known as full spectrum hemp oil) has become the primary industry buzzword as scientists unlock its numerous therapeutic and medicinal benefits. But in 2011 the industry was rocked by a bombshell, and it had to do with terpenes, the aromatic organic compounds that give all cannabis plants (hemp included) their distinct skunky odor. Hemp Terpenes are the Next Frontier Neurologist and researcher Ethan Russo found that hemp terpenes work together with cannabinoids to boost and modulate the effect of one another in the body’s endocannabinoid system. These essential oils are rightly considered the next frontier in terms of targeted medicinal and therapeutic uses of hemp. The...

Hemp Oil Massage: Yes, it’s a Thing

Sometimes 1 plus 1 equals 3. When you combine hemp oil with massage therapy the result is greater than the sum of its parts. A hemp oil massage naturally enhances the efficacy of both the hemp oil and the massage. It will leave you feeling all refreshed, loose and tingly. Some people experiencing a hemp oil massage for the first time have gone so far as to call the experience “euphoric.” Why? Hemp Oil Massage: How it Works Over 1,000 genes are affected by hemp oil. There are dozens of documented hemp oil health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, antioxidant, and pain relief. Hemp oil fights inflammation in muscles and joints by activating the body’s existing cannabinoid receptors. It works directly at the site where nerve receptors are...

Three Reasons to Use Hemp Oil for Pets

More and more people are using hemp oil for pets. Why? Because it can help your furry friend live a longer, healthier and happier life, and it’s more natural and sustainable than similar compounds. Hemp oil is not only nutritious and packed full of essential fatty acids and vitamins, but it also contains dozens of therapeutically significant compounds that reduce inflammation. Below are just a few reasons you should consider using hemp oil for pets. It Reduces Inflammation Omega-6 (linoleic acid) and omega-3 (alpha linoleic acid) are essential fatty acids. But too much omega-6 activates the hormones that increase inflammation, and too much omega-3 can impair immune function. Hemp oil contains both fatty acids in the ideal 3:1 ratio to both decrease inflammation and increase immune...

Can you use hemp oil for sleep problems?

With each passing day, people are finding new therapeutic uses of hemp oil. Few are more exciting than the use of hemp oil for sleep problems. A shocking 30 percent of the population reports regular sleep disturbances, and ten percent suffer from resulting daytime functional impairment consistent with insomnia. A laundry list of medical conditions are associated with lack of sleep, and listening to this podcast with sleep scientist and author of Why We Sleep Matthew Walker should convince you that a good night’s rest is up there in importance with good diet and regular exercise. The only problem? Many natural remedies have little or no scientific evidence backing up their claims. Prescription sleep aids, meanwhile, are habit forming and can have side effects that outweigh...

What’s the future of Cannabis in New York?

Baked at Home CEO and Founder Jenny Argie will be joined by a panel of cannabis experts Friday and Saturday October 5-6 at Cannabis 101, an informational session hosted by Assemblymember Tremaine Wright, to discuss: The future of cannabis in New York The effects of mass incarceration The health benefits of cannabis The burgeoning cannabis industry Impending cannabis legislation in New York We are at a pivotal point. Now is the time to establish fair regulations regarding the use of cannabis in New York, and now is the time for local communities to make their voices heard. Cannabis 101 is one of the first local events sponsored and championed by a leader in the community. We hope to see you there!  October 5th, 6 pm to 9 pm October 6th, 10...

5 Surprising Uses of Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is among the most studied substances in the world, which makes sense because the more they study it, the more uses of hemp oil they find. We’ve written in the past about using hemp oil for anxiety and hemp oil for arthritis.  Now we bring you five truly surprising (and proven) uses of hemp oil. We were delighted to learn them and we hope you are too! Cigarette Addiction One of the most surprising uses of hemp oil is for cigarette addiction. Smoking rates in the United States are down, way down actually, but 38 million people still smoke according to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hemp oil could be an answer to those struggling to quit. In a double-blind, placebo...

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The Joy of Cooking with Hemp Oil

We’ve written before about using hemp oil for anxiety, and how millions of people are using hemp oil for arthritis pain. Hemp oil infused coconut and olive oils are also great for cooking, using as a salad dressing, or to dip bread in!  Benefits of Cooking with Hemp Oil Not only does hemp oil contain all the essential fatty acids and contain Omega-3 and Omega 6 in the perfect “golden ratio," it also has the lowest concentration of saturated fats and the highest content of polyunsaturated fats among all table oils. It has protein, insoluble fiber, beta-carotene, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamins E, C, B1, B3, and B6. You can make a huge impact on your diet and health by simply replacing unhealthy vegetable oils...

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Using Hemp Oil for Skin Beautification and Rejuvenation

Why are so many people using hemp oil for skin care? Probably because it has the best combination and ratio of essential fatty acids found in nature, the highest variety of amino acids, and is the only plant-based source of vitamin D. But it’s not just chemical properties that make using hemp oil for skin care a no-brainer: It’s also  the composition of hemp oil itself.Very similar to skin lipids, hemp oil has naturally occurring emollient properties and moisturizes the skin without needing harsh chemicals. Our famous Green Tea Healing Salve, for example, is great for dry skin patches and for maintenance around the eyes, and has even been shown to alleviate symptoms caused by psoriasis and eczema. Because the hemp oil we use is...

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