Top 5 Frequently Asked CBD Questions

If you find yourself in the midst of a wellness journey and interested in adopting a CBD regimen, you might have some questions about getting started. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there, so know that you’re not alone in the search for reputable CBD facts. In this blog post, we will set the record straight and answer our most frequently asked questions regarding the use of CBD. 

  1. What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD is a chemical compound, or cannabinoid, that is highly prevalent in the Cannabis plant. Since its legalization status in the United States by the Farm Bill of 2015, many scientific studies have suggested  that CBD can be beneficial for a rather lengthy list of chronic ailments and health issues. CBD has become a popular tool for folks who are transitioning to a more holistic, happy and healthy lifestyle. 

2. Will I get high? 

The short answer is no. CBD differs from traditional cannabis, in that there is a much lower amount of THC in the hemp plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC,  is the cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that causes psychoactive effects (a high) among users. Hemp plants used to make CBD products are legally required to contain less than .3 percent THC, which is generally not enough to cause psychoactive effects. 

If you are one of the many that have tried traditional cannabis and experienced an onset of paranoia or anxiety, you understandably might be a little worried that CBD would cause the same effect, however you can rest assured that the trace amount of THC in CBD products is not enough to cause anxiety. Contrastly, most people find CBD to be helpful in mitigating anxiety. 

 

  1. Will CBD products cause me to fail a drug test?

It is hard to say for sure. There are many factors at play when it comes to the correlation between passing/failing a drug test and CBD usage. The sensitivity of the test, the frequency and amount of CBD products you are using, as well as your body’s metabolism all affect the outcome of a drug screening. 

All of our products are full spectrum [link to Johnny’s full spectrum blog post], meaning they do contain a trace amount (below the legal .3 percent limit) of THC in them. Due to this trace amount, we do not advise customers who are drug tested to use any of our hemp products in the off chance that THC  would be detected in a drug screening. Please note that we are not liable for any failed drug screenings.

We choose to offer solely full spectrum products to maintain the integrity of the hemp plant in its most natural form and to optimize the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the idea that keeping all of the cannabinoids (including CBD and THC)  found in the hemp plant intact, they work best when working in unison with one another rather than isolating CBD or any of the other cannabinoids. 

 

  1. What dosage should I start with?

Of course everyone is different, so the correct dosage to start out with varies from person to person. We typically encourage customers who are new to CBD to start somewhere between 15-25mg daily and evaluate results before increasing dosage. 

It is important to note that if you are eating edibles, it does take longer for the CBD to work its magic as opposed to smoking pre-rolls or vaping, so make sure to wait at least an hour before eating more. Also, sometimes it can take a few weeks to feel the full effect once incorporating CBD into your daily routine, so don’t be discouraged if you aren’t feeling the desired effects right off the bat. 

  1. Can I give my child and/or pet CBD?

We cannot recommend giving CBD to anyone under the age of 21. If you are considering giving CBD to your child, we strongly advise speaking with a trusted physician beforehand. There is promising research about the benefits of CBD on children with extreme forms of epilepsy, however we still strongly recommend reaching out to a medical professional before administering CBD to your child. 

Contrastly, it is safe to give your dogs and cats CBD! Just as humans have an endocannabinoid systems, animals do as well and can potentially benefit from taking 

CBD depending on the issue and its severity. A large number of veterinarians and researchers alike agree that CBD may be effective for treating conditions such as arthritis, epilepsy and anxiety in dogs. As far as dosage goes, we recommend giving 1-2 mg of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight and then seeing how your pet responds to that before giving them more. We also encourage reaching out to your veterinarian just to make sure they think CBD is a good option for your furry friend!  

 

We hope you find the answers to these common questions helpful! Please feel free to reach out to customerservice@ross.farm if you have any further questions or need guidance regarding anything CBD! 

 

5 Ways to Consume CBD

If you are considering taking cannabidiol (CBD) for a specific ailment or health benefit, depending on the goal you are trying to achieve, there might be a method of intake that is best suited for you. Here we will go over some of the most popular ways to use CBD to ensure that you choose a product that is tailored to meet your needs!

  1. Tinctures and Gel Capsules

Tinctures are a great option for those seeking a daily CBD regimen. They are absorbed into the bloodstream fastest when dropped underneath the tongue and held there for about a minute. 

 

Gel capsules are essentially a pre-dosed tincture and offer the same benefits. Both tinctures and gel capsules work best when they are taken consistently every day. 

 

Pros: 

  • The tinctures are absorbed sublingually (under the tongue) causing them to be fast acting 
  • Both are used to help relieve stress, anxiety and to aid sleep
  • Offered in different concentrations/strengths
  • Tinctures are also offered in different flavors 
  • Dosage is already taken care of with the gel capsules
  • The effects last longer than with combustible methods

 

Cons:

  • Some are sensitive to the strong hemp taste in the non-flavored tincture options
  • FIguring out the correct dosage with the tincture can take a little time

 

2. Edibles

Another popular method of intake, CBD edibles are simple yet effective when it comes to relieving stress and pain. 

Pros:

  • Simply put- they are delicious! (I mean, have you tried our boujee bears?)
  • Convenient to take on the go 
  • Dosage is simple, you can eat however little or as much as you want

Cons: 

  • Effects take longer to kick in as they have to be digested before they are absorbed

3. Topicals 

CBD topicals are applied directly to the skin and are especially helpful for people who experience pain in localized areas. 

Pros:

  •   A great option for people who deal with arthritis, chronic pain from previous injuries, or have physically strenuous jobs
  •  Very easy to apply directly to problem areas 
  •  Depending on the specific product, they can also be beneficial for dermatological issues such as dry skin and eczema 

Cons: 

  • Not helpful for stress and anxiety like other methods

4. Vaping 

Known for its convenience and efficiency, vaping is another popular method especially among younger generations of CBD users. 

Pros:

  •  Has a high bioavailability rate in comparison to other methods since the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream via the lungs
  •  A little more discreet than smoking as it does not produce large clouds of smoke (instead small clouds of vapor)
  • Can be helpful for stress, anxiety and pain
  • Is offered in flavors with added terpenes for folks who don’t care for the taste of hemp alone
  • Effects are felt faster than ingested methods (tinctures and edibles)
  • Not as harsh on the lungs as smoking

Cons:

  • You must have a proper device (battery) in order to vape (we sell these!)

5. Smoking

The most simple and natural method of enjoying CBD, smoking flower is great for those who truly enjoy all aspects of the hemp plant. 

Pros: 

  • Has the most flavor, so you can really experience the unique taste each strain has to offer thanks to the terpenes found in each plant 
  • The ritual of smoking is often associated with a relaxing, self-care part of your day (AKA a smoke break) 
  • Like vaping, smoking has a high bioavailability rate
  • Great for anxiety, pain relief and sleep
  • One of the most affordable methods of consumption in terms of CBD per dollar spent 
  • Effects are felt faster than ingested methods

Cons: 

  • Can be harmful for those with asthma or other lung conditions 
  • Not as discreet as other methods
  • Effects don’t last quite as long as ingested methods 

If you need any more assistance choosing the right method or product, feel free to email us at customerservice@ross.farm! 

 

5 Reasons to Use CBD

Cannabidiol (or CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound in the cannabis plant. CBD directly impacts the endocannabinoid system and studies show it can help regulate major bodily functions and systems. If you’re on the fence about whether CBD is right for you, here are 5 benefits and reasons you may want to start a CBD regimen:

  1. CBD may reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Scientists believe the main receptors in our body that CBD interacts with are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are primarily found in the nervous system and scientists believe CBD may affect these specific receptors by altering serotonin (the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating mood). Several scientific studies show evidence that CBD promotes a calming effect in the central nervous system. This may lead to less people relying on pharmaceuticals to control their anxiety and depression. 
  2.  CBD may help relieve symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD). As many as 10% of people experience PTSD at some point in their life. Common pharmaceutical treatments for PTSD are often shown to be ineffective and at the cost of substantial side effects for users. Clinical studies show CBD to be effective in altering aspects of traumatic memories by activating CB1 receptors resulting in the improvement of PTSD symptoms. 
  3. CBD may help treat addiction. It is no surprise that with the ongoing opiate epidemic in the United States, there is also a huge surge in heroin use disorder. Addicts in the process of recovery are typically prescribed pharmaceuticals such as Suboxone and methadone to help reduce cravings. However, these medications are difficult for some users to obtain and often abused as they produce a euphoric feeling. In a clinical trial published by the American Journal of Psychiatry, individuals taking a CBD medication report having less drug cravings after being exposed to videos showing drug related activity than those receiving a placebo. 
  4.  CBD may help reduce pain and inflammation. A staggering 50-116 million adults in the US deal with chronic pain according to the National Institutes of Health. The treatment and medications given to those who deal with chronic pain are highly addictive and come with an array of risk factors and side effects. Arthritis is among the top causes of chronic pain in adults. Cannabinoids are thought to be an anti-inflammatory, although there’s much more research to be done on the relationship between CBD and inflammation.  The idea is that CBD alters inflammation by reducing pro-inflammatory enzymes in the body called cytokines. In a scientific study published in the European Journal of Pain, when given topical CBD gel, inflammation and pain due to arthritis both decreased. 
  5. CBD may help with insomnia and trouble sleeping. By far one of the most popular reasons our customers turn to CBD is to help improve their quality of sleep. Anxiety can cause restless nights, which can then turn into more anxiety and more restless nights, quickly becoming a vicious cycle. As many as one-third of Americans report sleeping less than 6 hours a night. In a scientific study published by the Permanente Journal,  evidence shows that CBD helps tackle the root causes of insomnia, whether it be anxiety, or pain. The correlation between CBD and its effects on sleep is still being researched, but it is thought that CBD lowers cortisol levels in the body, thus acting as a sedative for those who struggle with sleep and experience high levels of cortisol at night. 

While the potential benefits of CBD are plentiful, there are a few mild side effects people may experience when taking it. Although rare, they include: drowsiness, dry mouth, lightheadedness, nausea and diarrhea.  It is important to note that we strongly encourage checking with a physician before quitting or cutting down on any prescribed medications and also to make sure CBD will not interact with any medications you are currently taking. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to us at customerservice@ross.farm!

 

CBD For Beginners

Thankfully, the stigma against hemp and cannabis use is starting to shift and the benefits of this magical healing plant are surfacing, drawing people from all walks of life seeking natural relief. You might be considering starting a CBD regimen for a more holistic approach to manage chronic pain or anxiety, to help maintain focus, or to simply get a better night’s rest. Here we will take a deeper dive into what CBD is, how it works, and what different intake method options are available. 

WHAT IS CBD AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

CBD or cannabidiol is the naturally occurring cannabinoid that is found in the cannabis plant. Although it is oftentimes confused with marijuana, CBD does not cause any psychoactive effects in users the way that another cannabinoid, THC, does.  Research on CBD is still in its infancy, but multiple studies and a large body of individuals’ anecdotal reports show that cannabidiol provides users with an ever-growing list of medicinal benefits. 

All bodies (even animals) have an endocannabinoid system, a collection of cell receptors whose primary role is to regulate different functions and systems in the body. The receptors that make up our endocannabinoid system regulate major bodily systems. Endocannabinoids are actually created naturally within the body as well! Supplementing cannabinoids (like CBD) can be helpful to maintain optimal endocannabinoid system function, thus CBD can be helpful in regulating inflammation, sleep, immune function, and mood to name a few. 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT METHOD OF INTAKE

As CBD products are becoming more popular and widely accepted as legitimate holistic healing remedies, there is an ever-growing abundance of different products and options when it comes to ingesting this beautiful plant. It can be a little overwhelming when trying to decide between them, but not to worry, we can break it down for you to make it a little easier to choose the method that’s best for you! 

Tinctures: Tinctures are a great option if you are wanting to start a daily regimen and they are especially perfect for those who want to avoid inhaling or smoking anything. Our tinctures contain two simple ingredients- full spectrum hemp extract and an organic MCT oil which acts as a carrier oil to increase the bioavailability of the extract – the extent to which the body is able to absorb it. It does take a bit longer for tinctures to kick in versus inhaled methods like vaping and smoking, but the effects from tincture last longer than the effects you get from inhaling. Tinctures work best when they are taken consistently every day and effects begin to compound over time. 

Pre-rolls and flower: Perhaps the most simple or old-school method of combustion, pre-rolls and flower are great for folks who are seeking to use CBD as needed or who truly enjoy the ritual of smoking itself. If you don’t have a pipe, grinder, or papers on hand, pre-rolls are a perfect solution, as all you need is a lighter! Our rollie flights are also a great way to start so you can try out multiple strains and see if a certain strain gives you more relief than others. 

 Vapes: If flavor and convenience are top priority for you- you might want to consider a CBD vape. The liquid in our stoke stick diffusers contain only full spectrum hemp extract and organic MCT oil. Vaporizing is different from smoking as vaping is transitioning liquid into vapor, whereas combustion (or smoking) entails burning a substance. Since vape pens heat CBD oil with a specific and consistent temperature that is easily controlled (in comparison to combusting with fire), there is less of a chance for CBD to be lost during vaping.  For those sensitive to a strong hemp-y taste, we also offer flavored CBD vape cartridges that are enhanced with all natural terpenes. Vapes are also easier to carry around and use in public since they don’t create large clouds of smoke like pre-rolls and they don’t smell as much since they are not combusting plant matter. 

Edibles: Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Similar to tinctures, CBD edibles take a bit longer for our bodies to break down and kick in, but these effects do last longer than combustible methods. Because of their longevity, edibles are great in the evening time before bed for improved quality of sleep. Our boujee bears are great to have on hand for those nights you need a little extra help falling asleep, not to mention they are insanely tasty! 

Topical CBD Salve by Appalachian Standard

STRAINS

Choosing between different strains can be a little stressful as there are quite a few options. There’s no need to stress though! The main difference between strains is going to be if they are indicas, sativas, or hybrids. Sativas are known to be energizing and mentally stimulating, whereas indicas tend to be more relaxing and calming. Hybrids are sort of a middle-of-the-road option as they are crossbreeds of the two. If you are seeking a strain to use during the day, a sativa might be better suited for you. On the other end of the spectrum, if you are needing something to aid sleep, indicas might be more up your alley. For a further look into different strains, you can find a more in depth article here. [← insert future blog post here.]

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO NOTICE THE EFFECTS?

The amount of time it takes for the effects of CBD is dependent on the method of consumption, along with other factors like metabolism and tolerance of the individual taking it. Keep in mind that consistency is key when it comes to taking CBD and keeping your endocannabinoid system functioning at its highest potential. People tend to see the best results when taking CBD daily so that it is built up in their system. Smoking and vaping produce results almost instantaneously since the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream via the lungs while ingested forms of CBD like tinctures and edibles typically take about 45 minutes to an hour to kick in. This varies from person to person but these are the results that are typical.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Whether you are wanting to add it to your daily routine or use it as needed, supplementing your endocannabinoid system with CBD is an easy way to help feel your best both physically and mentally. It takes a little experimenting to figure out what works best for your body, so keep in mind that what may work for some might not necessarily work for you. Dosage and preferred methods of intake vary from person to person. Also, it is important to note that we recommend that you speak to a physician before starting a CBD regimen. 

As always, feel free to reach out to customerservice@ross.farm for any further information or guidance on starting your CBD regimen!

 

Full Spectrum CBD vs Isolate vs Broad Spectrum

    If you have looked into CBD products, you have likely seen three different types of CBD for sale – Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate products. But what spectrum is being referred to? In addition to CBD, hemp plants contain dozens of cannabinoids and terpenes – not only CBD but CBG, THC, CBN, CBC, myrcene, pinene and many more organic compounds. This ‘spectrum’ of cannabinoids and terpenes can contribute to the “entourage effect” whereby various cannabinoids and terpenes can work synergistically to enhance the effects of each other. We believe that this spectrum is crucial to enjoying the benefits of each individual plant and strain, as opposed to isolating individual cannabinoids.  Full Spectrum, Isolate, and Broad Spectrum are terms that refer to how much a hemp extract has been refined. All hemp plants are full spectrum and then when an extraction is made it can be further refined to isolate certain parts of the plant.

Full Spectrum: We exclusively sell this type of CBD product. When a product is full spectrum, it means that it is not altered in any way, preserving the Full Spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids exactly as it occurs in the plant. This includes trace amounts of THC (below the federal limit of 0.3% by weight). This is not enough THC content to cause a psychoactive effect (ie a high) but it can cause a person to fail a drug test. From strain to strain, the effects of the products are highly varied due to the different levels of compounds in the ‘entourage’ of that strain. That variability is what makes hemp so versatile for different uses which is why we only sell products that reflect that particular hemp plant in its purest form.

Isolate: CBD Isolate is CBD that has been extracted from a plant and then processed a variety of ways until all that is left is pure, crystalline CBD with no other compounds from the plant. This means that there is no THC at all, and no other cannabinoids or terpenes or flavonoids. CBD isolate is typically a white powder that has no taste or smell. Products made with CBD isolate can be useful for those who are subject to THC drug testing but they do not allow for the full entourage effect that is specific to Full Spectrum products.We do not currently sell any products made with CBD isolate as we believe in keeping the extract’s composition as close as possible to what is naturally occurring in the plant. Isolated CBD has become a large-scale commodity and it is what is most often used in cheaper (i.e. lower quality) CBD products that are on the market. We believe that removing the other plant compounds and cannabinoids from the product negatively impacts its therapeutic benefits.

    Broad Spectrum: A broad spectrum product is one that contains isolated CBD as well as other isolated cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN, and compounds from the plant such as terpenes which have therapeutic benefits of their own. Generally these products do not contain THC but sometimes do. It is helpful to think of broad spectrum as a ‘middle ground’ between full spectrum and isolate – not completely full spectrum and not completely isolated CBD. We do not sell any products that are Broad Spectrum in favor of the full spectrum approach.

CBD Oil For Beginners: Tincture Dosing

 

*Check out my YouTube video on how to take CBD Oil for beginners here.*

Strain Specific Hemp CBD Oil by Appalachian Standard


Maybe you’re a CBD Oil beginner, or maybe you have been using CBD oil tincture for a few months, but you aren’t certain on the best way to incorporate it into your lifestyle.

First off, yay! (Also, click here to check out our craft hemp goodness, if you haven’t yet.)

Second, by the end of this short read, you’ll know a good baseline dosage to help you incorporate Full Spectrum CBD oil into your life.

As always, we advise you to speak with your healthcare provider regarding these products.  The following information is our findings from being both hemp growers, processors, and through research that others have conducted.

Being your own advocate and educating yourself are two principles I heavily push on the cusp of this exciting Hemp Movement.

So, let’s dive in.

 

CBD Oil for Beginners – How Much to Take?

15mg to 25mg of CBD once or twice a day is what we suggest our customers begin taking.  The tincture is absorbed sublingually (Under the tongue) and held for 45 seconds to a minute before swallowing.

During this time, while you are determining your “Sweet Spot” for CBD, I suggest taking it an hour before bed.

This allows time to feel the results of that dosage and if you are feeling the effects from that dose, you can go to bed and try a bit less the next day.

After a few days of trying 15-25mg of CBD, if there is not a noticeable difference, increase to about 25mg to 50mg of CBD.

If after a week or so if there is no difference, increase your dosage incrementally by 5-10mg per week until desired result is achieved.  50mg to 100mg of CBD is the high end of the spectrum, used for more intense symptoms (See Chart 1 below for phases).

For example, in a large case series published online on January 7th of 2019 in The Permanente Journal titled, “Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep” doctors gave patients from 25mg to 175mg of CBD daily.

This study also concluded, “CBD appears to be better tolerated than routine psychiatric medications,” and went on to say, “CBD displays promise as a tool for reducing anxiety in clinical populations…”

Amount of CBD per Product Matters!

These dosing levels are easiest to track/quantify on our Full Spectrum Tinctures.

For example, a full dropper (1ml) of our 3000mg, 30ml Full Spectrum Tincture is 100mg of CBD.

Our 1000mg, 30ml tincture has 33mg of CBD in a full dropper, and our 500mg tincture has about 16mg of CBD in a full dropper. Our 15ml bottles have a different total bottle CBD strength, but each 1ml dropper has the same amount of tincture per dropper full.

See below…

Craft hemp flower and pre-rolls are contingent upon the strain.

With our strain-specific COAs you will find, “Cannabinoids Total” (Click here for COAs).

I will post another blog in the future on reading these third-party lab tests to determine CBD dosing.

Dosing is very particular to and dependent on each person.  Finding our sweet spot involves listening to our bodies, as everyone is different and faces different mental/physical challenges.

Hemp products help one’s body achieve a better state of homeostasis, so you may not need to take as much as your friend to notice a difference.  The beauty behind hemp products is that they can be incorporated into one’s life to help achieve or continue a healthy lifestyle.

‘Til next time Hemp Hustlas!

Love,

Lauren

Mental Health and Postpartum Depression

After posting this video on TikTok, we have come to discover that there are a LOT of mommas out there who struggle with postpartum depression and mental health.  It was a lot more than we ever could have imagined. It is crazy that it isn’t talked about more. Mommas who have used CBD to help them through it have expressed how much it helped them. We decided to investigate, and found some interesting articles and research we thought you guys would find interesting too!

More than a quarter of women describe their births as traumatic

In this article, “6 Benefits of CBD in the Postpartum Period’ written by Zawn Villines, she says:

“More than a quarter of women describe their births as traumatic, with about 9% experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder after birth. A number of published case reports suggest that cannabidiol is an effective alternative to pharmaceuticals for the anxiety associated with post-traumatic stress. Research on rats suggests that cannabinoids may help modulate fear memory, changing the way the body and brain respond to memories of trauma. This can ease the troubling symptoms of PTSD, including flashbacks and anger.

New discoveries of the body potentially offer new, natural solutions!

This plant has the amazing potential to relieve stress. The plant’s relaxing properties can empower us with the mental strength needed to make lasting positive changes. It gives us the strength to deal with life’s daily stresses. Imagine being more in control of ourselves and our emotions! What a support for those experiencing postpartum depression and mental health after giving birth!

As a momma-run farm, we love and appreciate all the mommas out there!

Mommas work so hard and do so much for us every day it’s incredible!! They deserve so much gratitude. We put our collective heads together and thought about all the products we would suggest to our own mothers. We chose Salve for the hard-working hands, a tincture to keep the mind at ease, and candy to be a reminder to love and laugh!

 

Postpartum depression and mental health are important!

Stress and Anxiety & How Hemp Can Help!

Stress, Anxiety, & CBD: What This Plant Can Do For You Baby!

Hemp can help with stress and anxiety!

According to the National Institute of Mental Healthone in five adults is currently affected by reported stress-related anxiety disorders, with that number drastically rising over the course of the past year.

What Causes Stress and Anxiety?

Stress and Anxiety can be debilitating. When we are confronted with a stressful situation, the body releases a series of hormones and chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline to give us the energy and the UMPH to handle whatever is happening.

However, when we are continuously met with stressful situations and traumatic events, the release of these hormones can produce long-term effects that result in conditions like Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

You don’t need a diagnosis to feel the long-term effects of stress and anxiety. Chronic stress and exposure to stress hormones can result in a series of side effects that can be detrimental to the body and consequently our ability to deal with day-to-day life. (1)

Side effects from chronic stress can include:

  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Poor sleep

And can contribute to the following:

  • Weight gain
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Low sex drive and dysfunction
  • and more.

(2)

How Can CBD Help Lower  Stress and Anxiety?

There is a movement around cannabis and CBD happening right now. As we continue to move away from prohibition, more people, doctors, and researchers are being turned on to the potential stress and anxiety-relieving benefits of this seemingly magical plant.

Everyone has an endocannabinoid system in their body. The purpose of this system, in short, is to facilitate homeostasis in the body.

“The ECS is believed to help modulate a wide range of physiological processes, including pain sensation, body temperature, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproduction.” (3)

In this system, neurotransmitters called “endocannabinoids” communicate and regulate homeostasis. CBD also interacts with this system. While stress can prompt the body to engage in the “fight or flight” state, the ECS can actually step in to slow the roll of the release of stress chemicals.

Can CBD support Homeostasis?

CBD is fuel for the Endocannabinoid System and helps this system’s ability to help moderate other systems that play a role in stress response. By feeding your ECS, you can potentially increase your ability to deal with stress and anxiety. This can potentially increase your ability to calmly engage in situations that might otherwise stress you out. The ECS has the potential to take unnecessary stress and anxiety away by pumping the brakes on stress responses. (4)

There is currently a lot of research being done to support these ideas. the anecdotal stories of thousands experiencing success using this plant to manage stress and anxiety, is promising. Check out this excerpt from a study called Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders“:

Overall, existing preclinical evidence strongly supports the potential of CBD as a treatment for anxiety disorders. CBD exhibits a broad range of actions, relevant to multiple symptom domains, including anxiolytic, panicolytic, and anticompulsive actions, as well as a decrease in autonomic arousal, a decrease in conditioned fear expression, enhancement of fear extinction, reconsolidation blockade, and prevention of the long-term anxiogenic effects of stress. (5)

What Product is Right For Me?

While we can’t diagnose or prescribe, we do have a few favorites (and fam faves!) for getting through daily and chronic stresses of life.

Day Time Faves for Stress and Anxiety

Cherry Blossom is a hybrid lady and amazing support to help manage daytime stress without making us too sleepy. Try her in a Diffuser or Preroll

Evening Time Faves for Unwinding

Day & Night for general stress and anxiety reduction

Our Greenhouse Tincture is our strongest blend of our ladies. It’s a no-nonsense, straight to the point. Taken sublingually, it enters the bloodstream directly and starts working magic in 30 minutes.

The best way to use CBD for chronic issues is to use it every day so your body can build up its ECS.

If you have questions regarding the various methods of taking CBD, reach out to our Customer Service Angels at customerservice@ross.farm, and we will be happy to support you on this journey!!!

Citations and Additional Reading:

  1. National Institute of Mental Health,
  2.  “Beware High Levels of Cortisol, the Stress Hormone” Premier Health
  3. Cherney ,Kristeen. “12 Effects of Anxiety on the Body” Healthline
  4. Scherer, Liz, “Can CBD Really Help Relieve Anxiety?” Every Day Health.
  5. Blessing, Steenkamp, Manzanares,& Marmar “Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders” NCBI
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What is CBN?

What is CBN?

CBN is Cannabinol, a cannabinoid that can help with:

  •  relaxation
  •  rest
  •  rejuvenation
  • prolonged sleep time
  • potentially alter pain signals.

Research on CBN is still in its infancy, but studies have shown promise for use as a sleep aid, anti-inflammatory, and anticonvulsant. By adding this isolated cannabinoid to our full spectrum CO2 hemp oil extracted from our plants, we have made a supercharged diffuser that is perfect for winding down after a stressful day, help rocking you to sleep, and will help you just vibe baby! Our special release CBD Pens (Watermelon, Mojito) contains 4 parts CBD and 1 part CBN by weight, a perfect cannabinoid cocktail!

Diffusing Stress with Combustibles and Diffusers

Breathe Easy baby!

Potential Remedy for Immediate Stress Relief

If you’re like some of us who have anxiety, some questions you may be asking yourself are how can you decrease symptoms of anxiety? How can you lower stress, and reduce anxious thoughts? Is there anything that can help with anxiety? Luckily, there is some science that indicates that CBD may be helpful!

We have been talking a lot about stress and anxiety over the last few weeks, and how CBD and the endocannabinoid system can help regulate the nervous system, among other body functions. While a daily regimen of CBD oil can help minimize anxious symptoms and increase our ability to handle stress, sometimes there are moments where we need immediate relief and calm.

When it comes to CBD and cannabis-based products, the ingestion method (or the method of consumption) is an important factor in how we experience the effects of CBD, and how strong the effect is.

Combustible products, such as diffusers (CBD oil pens/ vaporizers) or pre-rolls (joints, sm0kes) are some of the most effective ways to get CBD into the body and bloodstream. The heat turns the plant and its cannabinoids into smoke or vapor that we inhale into our lungs, which then makes the CBD available to our bloodstream immediately. This rapid ingestion into the bloodstream allows us to feel the effects of CBD and other cannabinoids within 3-5 minutes. The effects of smoking, vaping, or diffusing CBD can last between 1-2 hours.

With the fast-acting relief provided in combustible products, they are an obvious choice for use for immediate relief from high-stress situations and pain.

Keeping a CBD oil pen on hand throughout the day can give us relief at a moment’s notice. It’s also a great addition to a CBD Oil regimen for people experiencing high levels of stress or anxiety at work, home, or school.