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After a long strange one, we can finally say... Happy New Year!

This was a challenging and painful year. With an unprecedented pandemic and economic upheaval, it's been a struggle for so many of us ... and the hemp industry too.At the same time, we were filled with pride over and over again... whether it was neighbors feeding neighbors, or CBD brands making hand sanitizer available for free or cheaply during a major shortage.In 2020, we were also inspired by the millions who stood up for a better world, from the cause of racial justice to ending cannabis prohibition (a cause we made more progress on than ever). We also learned so much about what hemp can do, from hemp "wood" for homes and furniture to unique hemp blue jeans made from wild-grown Himalayan hemp.We believe in you, and we believe in the immense potential of our favorite plant. Let's make it happen, next year.Happy New Year from all of us at Ministry of Hemp!

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New deadline set for Mexico’s legalization of hemp, marijuana

Mexican lawmakers now have until Dec. 15 to legalize marijuana and hemp – a new deadline set by the country’s Supreme Court in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Late Friday, the Supreme Court announced the new deadline for legalization to happen during the lawmaker’s next scheduled session, which runs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15.

Only weeks ago, it appeared Mexico was on the verge of becoming the world’s most-populous country to legalize marijuana and hemp. But the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. Lawmakers packed their bags in late March after racing against the clock to act by April 30, the previous deadline set by the court.

Before the coronavirus sent lawmakers home, a majority of senators approved a legalization bill in committee – an important step because there had to be consensus from all the political parties, said Luis Armendáriz, an attorney in Chihuahua, Mexico, who is affiliated with Denver’s Hoban Law Group.

After careful review, we believe these are the best CBD topicals for sale online.

Click above or continue reading for our complete review of each brand.Ministry of Hemp received free products from in return for writing this review. We may receive a percentage of sales if you buy products from some of the brands below. We only selected the best CBD topicals for inclusion in this top product roundup, and we always promise to give you our honest opinion.

High Potency CBD Oil: The Comprehensive Guide To High Strength CBD Oil

If you’ve tried CBD oil and found it beneficial, but you take a lot or use multiple doses in a day, then high potency CBD might be right for you.In this article, we’re looking only at high potency CBD oil supplements, which we’ve defined as anything with more than 1500mg of CBD per bottle. Using this guideline, we’ve selected 13 of our favorite high-strength hemp-derived CBD tinctures. All of these brands meet our exacting standards for transparency, quality, and accurate labeling. These products aren’t for everyone. When it comes to CBD, more isn’t always better. For many people, small amounts of CBD taken regularly can be very beneficial, whether they’re dealing with inflammation, anxiety, or a host of other conditions. On the other hand, if you’re rapidly using up your bottles of tincture, it might make sense to find a higher strength. In addition, symptoms of certain health conditions may respond better to higher doses.Read on to learn more about why people use high strength CBD oil and some factors to consider before making your purchase. Or scroll directly down to our reviews of the best high potency CBD tinctures available online.

Why do people use high potency CBD oil?

When it comes to CBD dosage, we always recommend that you start small. As we discussed on a recent podcast episode, it’s a good idea for most people to start with a low dose of CBD. Take a little bit, every day, once a day, for a while and see how it helps. Then, you can try increasing your dosage once you’ve gotten used to the initial effects. CBD rarely has side effects, but those side effects can be worsened at higher doses, or when taking CBD more frequently. Of course, we always recommend consulting with a medical professional before starting any new supplement routine. On the other hand, if you’re taking CBD frequently, consuming CBD multiple times per day, or sharing a bottle of tincture among a whole family or group, then a high potency CBD tincture could save you some money and make it easier to take your doses. With the products below, a little goes a long way, so you’ll spend less money overall per dose, and won’t need to reorder your CBD as frequently. 

How to choose a high strength CBD product

There’s several factors to consider when buying high potency CBD oils. Here’s a few of the things you might want to take into consideration.

  • Full spectrum or CBD isolate? Most of the products below are full spectrum hemp extracts, meaning they retain more of the natural plant compounds than just cannabidiol. We’ve also included our favorite CBD isolate (Medterra) in case you need just CBD with no THC or other compounds.
  • Other cannabinoids and terpenes? Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis family of plants. While CBD is the perhaps most well known hemp-derived cannabinoid these days, full spectrum hemp extracts have a variety of other cannabinoids that can also have effects when working together. Natural scent-compounds known as terpenes also add their own, subtle effects. Experiment with a variety to find out what helps you most.  
  • Flavor? Different CBD extracts have different flavor profiles, which we’ve described below. In addition, you can find both unflavored tinctures and those with added natural flavoring.
  • Ingredients? In general, simpler is better when it comes to CBD tinctures. The products below use naturally derived ingredients. They should be free from most common food allergens and compatible with even vegan diets. When in doubt, check with customer service.
  • Price & dosage? While high potency generally means you’ll spend more money up front, you should get a better deal per dose. We’ve included a variety of differently priced CBD products below.

If you’re not sure about trying a new brand, it might make sense to order a lower strength, more inexpensive oil at first, then follow up with their high potency variety once you’ve sampled the product.

A QUICK NOTE ABOUT CBD LAB RESULTS 

Unfortunately, while it’s vital that brands offer third party lab results, it’s difficult to get consistent CBD lab tests from even the best of labs. Trace cannabinoids and terpenes can be hard to detect, and natural products like hemp extract can vary from batch to batch. We recommend consulting both the lab tests provided by the brands themselves, and the original third-party lab tests we obtained while writing this article. When in doubt, reach out to customer service about any inconsistencies or concerns.

Top High Potency CBD Oil Reviews

In order to help you choose the right high potency CBD, we’ve selected our favorite high strength products from 13 of the best hemp brands we know. All of these brands are transparent about their ingredients, where their hemp is grown, and how their products are made. All of these brands offer third-party lab results showing the purity and strength of their products. In addition, we partnered with a third-party lab to conduct our own lab tests for each of these CBD oils. Along with a mini-review of each product, we’ve also included a link to these lab results.These high-strength CBD tinctures are listed in a random order, not based on ranking. Click below to jump to a review, or keep scrolling to see all the products.

Ministry of Hemp received free products in return for writing these reviews. We receive a percentage of sales if you buy products using the links below. We only selected the best high potency CBD for inclusion in this top product roundup, and we always promise to give you our honest opinion.


Tom Brokaw Reveals He Takes Medical Cannabis for Pain. To read more about Tom click on link below:

https://culturemagazine.com/chasing-the-magic/
Tom Brokaw is an iconic journalist who has reported events from around the world. He is a well respected senior living with his beloved wife in Florida. 




CVS TO SELL CBD PRODUCTS IN EIGHT STATES
https://culturemagazine.com/cvs-to-sell-cbd-products-in-eight-states/
CVS has announced it will begin to sell topical CBD products at stores in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee.





Terpenes: Everything You Need to Know About These Scented Wonders


WHAT ARE TERPENES?

Cannabis isn’t the only plant that produces terpenes. According to Wikipedia, terpenes “are a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants, particularly conifers.” Terpenes give these plants their unique scents and assist plants in a variety of ways.Terpenes attract pollenating insects for plant reproduction. They also ward off or even kill predators. They slow plant maturation and regulate metabolism. Terpenes are a major component of plants’ essential oils. Aromatherapy treatments frequently use terpenes due to their medicinal properties. Some terpenes develop because of stress to a plant, like excessive heat.The exact number of terpenes found in the cannabis plant ranges between 100-200 depending on different variations in scientific classification.

A woman smells a lemon from her refrigerator. Limonene is a terpene that creates the unique smell of citrus fruits.

Limonene is a terpene that creates the unique smell of citrus fruits.

For example, the popular terpene limonene gives citrus fruits their unique smells. It is found in both lemons and oranges, but in different concentrations thus creating a different scent, or variations.Here we discuss nine primary terpenes found in hemp and share the healing properties of each.

DIFFERENT TERPENES EXPLAINED

Below, we look at 9 of the most prominent terpenes: mycerne, limonene, carophyllene, pinene (Alpha/Beta), terpineol, borneol, linalool, eucalyptol, and nerolidol.

Mycerne

Mycerne is the most common terpene found in hemp. In some strains, over 60% of the essential oil is made up of mycerne. It smells very similar to cloves. Scientists consider myrcene a potent analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic.Mycerne blocks cytochrome, aflatoxin B, and other pro-mutagenic carcinogens. It has a relaxing, calming, anti-spasmodic, and sedative effect. Myrcene works synergistically with THC and may also increase the psychoactive potential.The essential oil of  citrus fruits contains high levels of myrcene. Many claim that eating a mango 45 minutes before consuming psychoactive cannabis results in a faster onset and greater intensity.

Limonene

Limonene is often the second, third or fourth terpene found in cannabis resin and produces the smell we find in citrus fruits. Like mycerne, limonene contains anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-carcinogenic properties. It is also said to protect against Aspergillus and other carcinogens found in smoke.Even more, a cancer study from 2013 revealed that terpene reduces tumors in women with early-stage breast cancer. Limonene quickly and easily penetrates the blood barrier, which increases systolic pressure. What’s more, some experts say limonene increases attention, mental focus, well-being, and sex drive.Citrus fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, peppermint, and several pine needle oils all contain limonene.

Caryophyllene

Many herbs and spices contain caryophyllene. Black pepper contains high amounts, giving it that spicy flavor.As with the previous two terpenes, caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-fungal properties. It has affinity for our bodies’ CB2 receptors making it a common ingredient for anti-inflammatory topicals and creams. Topical application of caryophyllene also relieves toothaches.

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The terpene Caryophyllene gives black pepper its spicy scent. It also has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

One interesting note about this terpene is its promising role in alcohol rehabilitation. In a study on mice, scientists found that caryophyllene reduces the voluntary intake of alcohol.In addition to black pepper, Thai basils, cloves, and cinnamon leaves have caryophyllene. Lavender also produces caryophyllene in small quantities.

Pinene

Pinene, as the name implies, creates the smell associated with pine and fir trees. Doctors use pinene in medicines as an expectorant, bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory and local antiseptic. Pinene also improves concentration, personal satisfaction, and energy. Patients suffering from arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, and cancer may benefit from pinene.A unique fact about pinene: Smoking cannabis with high levels of Pinene may give the sensation of sucking more air, which can lead to coughing or hyperventilation.Many conifers and non-coniferous plants, balsamic resin, pinewoods, and some citrus fruits produce pinene.

Terpineol

Terpineol smells of lilacs, crabapple, blossoms, and lime blossoms. Plants with high-levels of pinene often also produce terpineol. If you’ve ever enjoyed Lapsang souchong tea, part of the flavor came from the terpineol in the pine smoke used during processing.Terpineol creates a sedative effect often connected to indica strains of psychoactive cannabis. During tests on mice, terpineol reduced mobility by 45 percent. Experts also believe terpineol has antibiotic and antioxidant properties.Commercial producers of terpineol often derive this terpene from Monterey cypress trees.

Borneol

Borneol smells like mint and camphor. Chinese herbalists use borneol in medicines against fatigue, stress, lingering illness.Some researchers believe this terpene’s natural insect repellent properties and could be used against diseases caused by ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes such as West Nile Virus. One study published even show that borneol kills breast cancer cells.

Linalool

Linalool has a floral smell similar to lavender and spring flowers. It is currently being used in the treatment of various cancers.Linalool has a calming action, antianxiety, and produces sedative effects. Linalool is responsible for the sedative effects of certain psychoactive cannabis strains. In tests on mice their activity decreased by 75%. It also has analgesic and anti-epileptic properties.

A mug of peppermint tea on a saucer, garnished with fresh mint leaves. Often found in hemp and cannabis, the mint family of plants also produces the terpene

Often found in hemp and cannabis, the mint family of plants also produces the terpene linalool.

Patients suffering from arthritis, depression, seizures, insomnia and cancer have all found relief with this terpene.The Lamiaceae plant and herb family, which includes mints, laurels, cinnamon, rosewood, and Birch trees, all produce linalool. Linalool is a precursor in the formation of Vitamin E.

Eucalyptol

Eucalyptol is the main ingredient in eucalyptus essential oil. It has a minty smell and found in small amounts in psychoactive cannabis.Eucalyptol relieves pain, improves concentration, and inner balance. Plants containing eucalyptol enhance meditation and concentration. It is showing promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s, but it’s still in early stages of research.The Eucalyptus plant, bay leaves, sage, sweet basil, and cardamom contain notable quantities of eucalyptol.

Nerolidol

Nerolidol has a unique woody and fresh bark aroma. Nerolidol contains anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and anti-malarial properties. It may prevent certain kinds of parasites.Neroli, ginger, jasmine, lavender, and tea tree oil contain nerolidol.

UNDERSTANDING AND USING TERPENES

Again, these are just some of the most common terpenes found in hemp and cannabis. There are many more. These profiles were summarized from Alchimia and Greencamp, where you you can read more on terpenes.After reading this article, we hope you understand how the benefits of terpenes and pair so perfectly with the benefits of CBD, and all the other cannabinoids. We hope you start incorporating them into your daily CBD regimen.

Bees pollinate from a field of lavender. If you can't find the terpenes you want in your hemp supplements, you may be able to supplement by adding other natural plants like lavender, which is high in nerolidol.

If you can’t find the terpenes you want in your hemp supplements, you may be able to supplement by adding other natural plants like lavender, which is high in nerolidol.

More and more CBD supplement companies recognize the importance of terpenes and now add different terpenes to their products to supplement those already found in hemp. Some brands even sell terpene concentrates for customers to incorporate on their own.However, if you’re unable to find the terpenes you want through your local CBD store or online, try looking to a non-cannabis plant type or spice and simply combine with your CBD.  You might not achieve the same synergistic effect as when the terpenes are naturally present, but you should still receive the healing properties of the terpenes themselves and the healing properties of the CBD.




Cannabis Oil – An Effective Alternative Medicine That Kills Cancer Cells, Leaving Healthy Cells Intact
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By MJT Story Team on Nov 30, 2018 11:54 am
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 Many alternative medicines lay tall claims in treating cancer. They may show some promise, but, on the whole, they remain unsuccessful. One such alternative is cannabis oil, derived from the cannabis plant. It claims to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unscathed.


 What is cannabis oil? In its physical form, cannabis oil appears as a sticky and thin material. It is extracted from cannabis flowers using the solvent extraction process. It contains hundreds of cannabinoids, with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) being the main ones. What makes cannabis oil so compelling is its efficacy in treating a host of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, anorexia, asthma, Crohn’s disease, dementia, diabetes, etc. However, where it has shown great promise is in curing cancer. For this, it is essential to understand how cancer originates.
 How does cancer originate? Cells multiply and divide to make fresh tissues. This is triggered by oncogenes that regulate their division and growth. Another set of genes, called tumor suppressor genes, tell the cells to impede growing. If the oncogenes continue to signal the cells to grow and tumor suppressor genes fail to tell them to turn off, the cells will continue to multiply unabated and become cancerous, ultimately taking the form of a tumor. Since the mechanism to stop cell growth has failed, the tumor keeps growing in size till it starts interfering with the surrounding cells. Ultimately, if its growth remains unchecked, the cancerous cells expand into the blood vessels and then to other body parts. Once the cancerous cells reach other locations, their dividing cycle begins again.Why the cells continue to grow unchecked and why the genes responsible for stopping the growth fail to do so is not clearly understood. However, the causes have been traced to tobacco smoking, certain chemicals, ionizing radiation, and increased exposure to sunbeams, among others.
 How does cannabis oil combat cancer?Once THC connects to the CB1 and CB2 receptor site, it steps up the ceramide synthesis, thereby killing the cancerous cells. What’s most surprising is that the creation of ceramide only occurs in cancerous cells in the presence of THC and it does not affect normal cells – even if THC is near them. So, the key to the elimination of cancer cells is the accumulation of ceramide on the cancerous sites in the body. To bolster this claim, a research team from Virginia College conducted a study in 1974. It showed that cannabis oil inhibited the growth of malignant tumor cells in mice and cell cultures. As reported by The Huffington Post, despite the positive and heartening findings of the efficacy of cannabis oil in combating cancer that were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the US government did not authorize any follow-up research. It did, however, authorize the US National Toxicology Program to conduct a secret preclinical trial in the mid-1990s. What it found corroborated with other research. That is, it showed that mice and rats given high THC doses over a longer duration enjoyed superior protection against malevolent tumors, as compared to untreated controls. Strangely, the US government shelved these results without publicizing them.
 Taking a leap of faith 
Opting for cannabis oil is akin to taking a leap of faith. You must have faith in this alternate method of cancer treatment. Cannabis oil is certain to improve your well-being and the quality of your life, and at the same time help in managing cancer-induced pain. Let the success stories of other patients finding relief motivate you to submit to the curative powers of this oil. One thing that needs to be noted is it requires an extremely high dose of cannabis oil to treat cancer effectively.
 Is cannabis oil legal? 
The legality or the illegality of cannabis oil depends upon the amount of THC, the constituent of marijuana that gives a ‘high’, contained in it. To the question, “Is CBD legal?”, the answer is yes since it is derived from hemp that contains only 0.3% of THC. Marijuana, on the other hand, contains higher amounts of THC and is still illegal in most states.
  Conclusion Although studies conducted on the efficacy of cannabis oil in fighting cancer remain inconclusive, this is not to say that cancer patients cannot try it. It has helped patients in the past and, by every reckoning, it is certain to help people in the future, too. Hopefully, by that time, rigorous scientific analysis of this oil would have made it a viable alternative to conventional cancer drugs.
  Disclaimer: This article is intended for information and educational purposes only and is not intended to reflect the views of the publication.

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