CBD products are popping up across the country. Manufacturers are finding ways to put CBD and cannabis products into almost every product imaginable. Here are a few items that I found while surfing the web …
CBD Chewing Gum – Plus Gum promises a high for under five calories that takes effect within 15 minutes and lasts for four hours. The spearmint 6-pack provides 150 milligrams of THC, with 25 milligrams per piece of gum. But they aren’t the only gum product on the market. CanChew gum brings a high CBD-strain to the table that promises all the benefits without the high — something that a lot of people using medicinal marijuana are searching for. A company called MedChewRx is currently in clinical trials to use for chronic pain and spasticity in people suffering with multiple sclerosis.
Here’s an item I never thought would be a marijuana based product … weed-infused tampons are on the market. They aren’t actually tampons, but rather suppositories that are inserted vaginally when a woman is on her period. Foria Relief is the brand behind the product, and if you believe their online reviews, they seem to actually help.
Drinking and sipping your marijuana might be an effective way of dealing with chronic pain. Cannabis-infused tea is something you can actually make yourself and it’s thought to be a method that provides slow-acting but long-lasting administration. Brands like Santé also have hemp tea ready for purchase.
If you’re looking to start your day with an extra special pick-me-up, cannabis coffee pods may be right up your alley. They were just recently released and are said to be compatible with all Keurig coffee brewers. The pods come in different dosing strengths and strains, and can be caffeinated or decaffeinated. There are also cocoa pods and new flavors coming soon.
If you plan on spending time outdoors, a good lip balm does wonders to protect your kisser from the sun, dryness, wind and other harsh weather elements. It’s something you need anyways, so you might as well get a little buzz from it. One particular lip balm from The Natural Cannabis Company comes in five different flavors, Cherry, Minty, Vanilla, Pomegranate and Tutti-Frutti and is guaranteed to impress any lady smoochers you happen to meet on the slopes or trails.
Please remember that all CBD/Cannabis products affect people differently. Cannabis edibles enter the body through the mouth and are absorbed through the gut. The absorbed compounds are metabolized in the liver. THC is metabolized in the liver into a compound called 11-hydroxy-THC. This compound is more potent than THC, has a longer half-life and can be very sedating. It’s this mechanism in the liver that causes edibles to have a different effect in most people. This entire process can take between 45 and 180 minutes. Beginners should start with an initial dose of 5 mg then wait 24 hours to evaluate the effects. Increase the dose by 2.5 or 5 mg every 24 hours until you feel the effects. This will be your minimum effective dose.Because so many factors affect how your body might interact with cannabinoids found in edibles, dosing recommendations contain ranges rather than definitive quantities.
What’s the downside of these products? Well, unless you live in a state with medicinal marijuana dispensaries and have a card to purchase, you may not be able to get your hands on them any time soon. Even then they might not be available but fear not … there are new products being introduced every day!
Some information for this article was found in an article written by Leah Campbell on Healthline.com , Mensjournal.com and Weedmaps.com.