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The National Cancer Institute defines Delta-8 as “An analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC) binds to the cannabinoid G-protein coupled receptor CB1, located in the central nervous system.” What does that mean? First, let us talk about our endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in several functions like sleeping, mood, appetite, memory and more. This system has 3 core components: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. The receptors are found throughout your body, and the endocannabinoids (molecules your own body makes to keep things flowing) bind to them to signal the system that action...

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"USE CBD CIGARETTES TO QUIT TOBACCO"CBD cigarettes are a healthy, non addictive alternative to tobacco cigarettes !  These smokes contain high levels of CBD , less than .3% ∆9 THC, and NO nicotine. They do NOT get you high, are non-intoxicating, and are completely federally legal in the United States.  Many users have reported CBD cigarettes to be an extremely useful substitute for tobacco cigarettes. There are many useful ways CBD cigarettess can help curb nicotine addiction.1. May reduce nicotine cravings2. Curb habitual addiction by looking and feeling just like a tobacco 3. Provide natural anxiety/ stress relief One study...

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Delta-8, an analog of THC, is growing in popularity, as even the subreddit r/delta8 has amassed (as of now) 12.7k followers. Since it is derived from hemp, under the 2018 Farm Bill, it is federally legal. Even though it is isomerized from CBD and people are worried that makes it "synthetic", vendors continue to sell, as it is very popular. Check one of our past blog posts on more information of Delta-8 THC.  What it means for the Hemp Industry It is the hemp industry's way of "competing" with the recreational and medical cannabis industry. "Competing" isn't the right term, because more people are...

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Cigarette smoking is on the decline, and for good reason, too, as more people are learning about the harmful effects of tobacco. There is a rising trend as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes and those are hemp cigarettes, or CBD cigarettes as they are sometimes called. It usually consists of ground industrial hemp packed into cigarette sticks.  Nicotine vs CBD  Some studies suggest nicotine does have some health benefits, like reducing risk of obesity or Parkinson's disease. Cannabidiol, or CBD, the main cannabinoid in hemp is proving to be therapeutically beneficial in many regards, such as anxiety-relief and pain-relief. There...

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As mentioned in our previous blog post about CBD , cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid in hemp. Delta-8 THC is also a cannabinoid in hemp, found in trace quantities, but mostly isomerized from CBD. Thus, most labs produce Delta-8 from CBD.  While Delta-8 binds to the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors, CBD changes the shape of the CB1 receptor in a way that weakens its ability to bind with THC. CBD also modulates several non-cannabinoid receptors and ion channels.  Both are federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill.  Difference between Delta-9 THC and Delta-8 THC From a chemical or structural perspective, delta-8-THC differs from...

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