5 things you should know about CBD oil

The re-emergence of cannabis into mainstream society has happened at an unprecedented rate, and millions of Americans are already consuming hemp in USA and Canada or cannabis-based products on a regular basis.

And many people are benefitting from the non-psychoactive properties of the plants, namely cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is a component of cannabis that’s known as a cannabinoid, and initiates most of its effects on the body via the endocannabinoid system (ECS). However, CBD has been shown to interact with other receptors, as well.

Here are five key things you should know about CBD.

CBD is non-psychoactive

CBD is a non-psychoactive substance, separating itself from all of the other cannabis products on the market. Isolated CBD does not have psychotropic effects because of how it influences the ECS. The psychotropic delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a CB1 receptor agonist, while CBD is an antagonist of the receptor, which impacts multiple psychological variables, including mood and appetite. CBD just doesn’t make the necessary interaction with the ECS to make psychoactive effects, hence why CBD users are so comfortable about using these products.

CBD regulates the endocannabinoid system

The ECS is heavily implicated in our physical and mental wellbeing, and as a regulator of the ECS, CBD therefore fulfils a series of important functions. At the CB1 receptor, CBD indirectly helps to elevate mood via anandamide-mediated activation. Anandamide is an endocannabinoid that instigates antidepressant effects at CB1 receptors in the brain. To promote this effect, CBD restricts fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) enzyme activity, which stops anandamide reuptake, making more available to bind with receptors.

At the CB2 receptor, CBD’s regulatory properties extend to immune system response. These receptors are well-proliferated throughout the peripheral nervous system. Anandamide and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) are the key endocannabinoids that bind with these receptors. CBD increases anandamide availability, and possibly affects 2-AG levels in ways not yet understood.

CBD-infused creams are beneficial for skin

The skin can benefit from CBD in many ways, and myriad of infused skin-based products have popped onto the market of late. The skin contains cannabinoid receptors, and particularly the CB2 variety, as well as vanilloid (TRPV-1) receptors that are involved with sensitivity to pain.

Agonising the CB2 receptors with endocannabinoids helps to regulate and reduce levels of inflammation, which is crucial for managing conditions like acne, and also rosacea. When an injury has occurred, excessive inflammation can cause large swelling – this can also be moderated with CBD creams.

Furthermore, Select CBD creams can work very well as localized pain relievers, soothing specific areas of the body that become overwhelmed with chronic, inflammatory and neuropathic pain. CBD is a vanilloid receptor agonist, and triggering these receptors appears critical to the analgesic properties of CBD. However, it’s possible that the CB1 receptor is part of the process, too.

CBD can improve physical health

CBD can improve all-round physical health, for both people with certain disorders, and those who are taking CBD for supplemental purposes to enhance general wellness.

CBD interferes with cortisol production, and therefore has a reductive effect on overall levels. This can be helpful when lifting weights at the gym, as lower amounts of cortisol facilitate increased muscle growth. This is because cortisol is a catabolic hormone that eats away at the muscle. Less cortisol tips the body’s hormonal balance in favor of testosterone, a hormone which allows for muscle growth.

CBD can improve mental health

The mental health benefits of CBD go sharply against the previous consensus on cannabis, which suggested the plant was bad news for psychological wellbeing. However, our 21st century understanding of weed presents a much more complex picture of the herb – instead of being a single entity, cannabis is made up of several hundred compounds. On its own, CBD can be very beneficial for anxiety, depression, and even psychosis and schizophrenia.

The calming effect that CBD has on anxiety comes from boosting activity among GABA neurotransmitters. Taking a CBD vape oil wholesale product quickly alters brain chemistry, alleviating anxiety.

The antidepressant effects of CBD are likely to be less about changing the chemical balance in the brain, and more to do with addressing brain inflammation, which affects the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, amygdala and more. CBD supports neurogenesis and can heal damaged circuitry in these regions, restoring optimum brain health and managing treatment-resistant depression.

The value of CBD for psychosis and schizophrenia comes from the compound’s anti-psychotic properties. It was already well-documented that cannabis strains with higher concentrations of CBD were less psychoactive, and this is thanks to CBD being an antagonist of the CB1 receptor in the ECS.

CBD (cannabidiol) formula

Is CBD Legal?

The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration in USA) has explicitly clarified time ago that CBD is banned from use on federal level along with the whole cannabis plant, yet has removed it in September 2018 from the Schedule I to Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act.

At the same time CBD is allowed for distribution in 44 states already, and, for example, the federal Court in California has recently ordered the DEA to stop chasing medical marijuana traders who act legally by the laws of the state. Practically CBD medicine are widely offered in states where the recreational use of cannabis is allowed, namely California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska. In case of doubt, just ask your provider if any interstate or international sending is expected for the purchased goods, I’m sure they all know the most recent changes and regulations.

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Cannabis Butter Recipe: why do I need Cannabutter for weed edibles?

Few moments before the cannabis butter recipe here we have a cannabis butter poem (HAHAHA!) from 19th century:

Excuse me, Your Majesty,
For taking of the Liberty,
But Marmalade is tasty,
If very Thickly Spread.

Nobody could call me a fussy man
But I do like a BUTTER
To Royal Slice of Bread!

(by Alan Alexander Milne, 1882-1956).

Of course the father of Winnie-the-Pooh did not mean the cannabis butter recipe, or perhaps we just do not know everything about him, but we certainly mean it, and we, at 100%, dedicate this message to the very effective way to store weed & the essential if you gonna cook marijuana edibles & the most popular cannabis edible by the reason: it is the ingredient to cannabis sweets, cannabis candies and weed deserts.

Cooking Marijuana Edibles

Jump Straight to Cannabis Butter Recipe (scrolls this page)

— or — Download the bunch of weed edible recipes straight away by hitting this link, and they also include the very basics, canna butter and canna oil, along with candies, brownies, cheesecakes… mm.. tasty!

This blogpost is not an instruction neither a call to action, nor a scientific information, but the very expression of a personal feeling, opinion and experience. Think twice before you step onto the path of cooking marijuana cookies infused with cannabis, because it’s kind-of “dangerous” or may turn to be dangerous if body systems are not strong enough or skills suck or whatever else, yet many of weed-related media call it simply “tricky”.

The Digestion is the slow-pok

When it comes to digestion the effect is not that far immediate comparing to traditional means of marijuana consumption. It can possibly happen too much of weed that you consume. And then it is already too late when you actually feel it, because the thing is already in the system, making way, maybe just half-digested, and the effect keeps growing, and in the next moment you are already a Frodo going down to Mordor and you cannot help it. Keep in mind that it is not a puff with its immediate effect and the immediate stop, but it’s digestion, which is slow by definition. The effects can be surprising and unpredictable, especially for the first time, and the brave idea of embarking for any challenge straight away is just not for everyone.

However, for the sake of bare facts, there are different studies and various arguments that the laboratory mice by far cannot be stoned to death by any reasonable amounts of marijuana infused products delivered by scientists into their small bodies. It’s easy to find and make your own opinion, which is the best one always.

— Is It The Baddest Thing Then?

— Not Exactly So.

For example. Many people try and love to try home-crafted alcohol, and we can spot couple of places on Earth where it is so magical, tasty, magnificent… but it does suggest quite a high risk. Some licensed distilleries in some countries (we heard) even practice to add a very small bit of medicine into strong drinks to make you vomit from “overdose” rather than die. Home-makers however do not normally follow neither this idea nor having proper knowledge in chemistry or technology.

What a Dangerous Wonderful World.

Thimble-effect in the social drinking game

There is a social game that students play and it perfectly explains all the situation around the digestion. They put thimbleful of strong drink (whiskey or wodka) in a form of thimbles on every step of a staircase, and a player steps and drinks every next thimbleful, steps and drink, steps and drink, every step of the staircase. People say that nobody could ever pass a standard staircase to the end (say, a dozen of stairs). And no witness claims if the winner ever existed in this game, but it certainly brings loads of fun, you can imagine.

Behind the scene

The key is the amount, which is too small to be swallowed in full, and it stocks mostly in a mouth and the mucous membrane is more efficiently take it rather than that one in a stomach. Therefore you get the dose more immediately than normal: through the membrane in the mouth, and then the blood running good from the physical exercise (stepping-n-drinking) delivers buzz strait into the brain. The stomach at the same time contains only a miserable amount of alcohol. Eventually and quite quickly you are deadly drunk from smaller-than-normal amounts, and no hangover in the morning! That’s the magic. Simple and economic too. Be careful with the heart if you ever decide to practice the said, there is always a back side of the Moon.

Eating cannabis may bring issues of a similar nature. Think, that there might be a good reason why people smoke for 12,000 years. You can try it yourself for a scientific purpose not inhaling deep while smoking marijuana, and your membrane shall perform that thimble-effect.

Okay, it appears like enough of this and this is the end of the warning. The wrap-up is that we do not encourage the idea of amateur cannabis butter or oil or other edibles and simply recommend stay reasonable. Leaving it to professionals is always a relatively safe solution.

If you add Rosemarie to a steak it’ll be still a steak made of cow, but not yet a “Rosmacow”.

What Is Cannabutter?

Technically speaking it is not exactly a cannabis butter or cannabis oil. It is more like a normal milk-based butter or a random cooking oil but hardly infused with a certain amount of marijuana flowers. If you add Rosemarie to a steak it’ll be still a steak made of cow, but not yet a “Rosmacow”. Cannabutter is more likely a cooking recipe for a butter with a particular spice in it, and yet another beautiful way to store your weed stock effectively, and to discover how to cook the best cannabis yummies.

Temperatures for cooking cannabis edibles

THC vaporises in a relatively low temperatures, the optimal range is about 180 to 200 Celsius (350-390 Fahrenheit). By cooking you can easily destroy the most of the most desirable element out of your marijuana cookie simply by temperature. Keep it in mind.

Marijuana butter cooking recipe – the Cannabutter

For your reference we have discovered a recipe for cannabis oil here by this link to cannabis oil – but we find it less useful way to cook cannabis, simply because cannabis edibles (many may agree) are widely associated to cookies, candies, brownies, and other deserts. And the cannabis butter is just an effective solution to store your dank and to use it for cooking the cannabis infused sweets and brownies.

The Chef 420’s recommendations for marijuana butter here

Chef 420's cannabis butter recipe - marijuana cannabutter image

Yoo-hoo! CHEF 420!! www.chef-420.com

The very famous through the social media marijuana chef – The Chef 420 (here is his photo on the above image, HAHAHA!) recommends a very practical way – the cannabis butter recipe – to store your buds effectively for further cooking:

❝ The most convenient way to use and store marijuana for cooking is to make marijuana butter, which can be cut into pieces or poured into molds and ziploc bagged for freezing and later used in cooking of all kinds. Here is the basic recipe:
1 lb. of butter (no margarine)
1/2 ounce of marijuana buds
(or 1 ounce of shake, leaf & stems)..❞

The full Chef 420’s Cannabis Butter Recipe & Directions here by the link:

Making Marijuana Butter by Chef 420

— or — Download cookbook apps:

Chef420 Cookbook app - Cannabis edibles recipes (Jamaica)

Why we cook cannabis instead of smoking

The butter is not the thing we eat straight away. But this is what we need for bakery, for a variety of weed cookies, weed brownies and other delicious cannabis infused desserts. Therefore this is yet another good way to store your harvest effectively yet gaining another way of consumption, which is tasty and may be entertaining too.

Besides it is easy to imagine plenty of other reasons why people start cooking weed edibles. One may be in having no wish to smoke, it may be hard to smoke for someone, or impossible or simply no wish, — pretty same reason (or reasons) why people go for vaporization.

Another may be in getting bored, or if you’re stock with it by health reasons, looking desperately for another brilliant idea how else to consume medical marijuana. And win some certain benefits from this new way of storing your bud, relatively trouble free, by means of preserving it into canna butter or canna oil.

We can guess that less smell may also be quite a reason if having a marijuana bun in a pocket as an “emergency medicine” while many from your surrounding are still locked by the stereotypes of the past century and not yet ready to accept your fancy healthy way-of-hippie. Have in mind that when you cook it it may smell well beyond your apartment too.

“The Lesser of Two Weevils”

The Cannabis king is happy to have our Chef 420's cannabis butter recipe

Cannabis King is happy to know our Chef 420’s Cannabis Butter Recipe

The Editorial choice however is smoking, unless the infused food is served by professionals by a proper cannabis butter recipe in the beginning. And of course a self-responsibility is always a good advisor too.

And yet another historical record to your attention:

(from a smoking song by Tex Williams, 1947)

Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That cigarette
Puff! Puff! Puff! And if you smoke yourself to death
Tell Saint Peter at the Golden Gate
That you hate to make him wait
But you got to have another cigarette.

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