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What is PG and is it Safe to Vape?

With the popularity of CBD e-liquids growing more and more there has been some debate as to whether one of the key ingredients in a majority of CBD liquids, i.e Propylene glycol (PG), is safe for consumption. While the debate is still active there have been many discussions regarding the safety of PG and we're here to provide some more information so you can make an educated decision for yourself. Propylene glycol is a synthetic organic compound with the chemical formula C3H8O2 and is colorless, clear, and practically odorless. PG can be found in everything from pharmaceuticals to food, cosmetics, and even anti-freeze. But wait! Anti-freeze.. that can't be safe for human consumption. The most logical way to view this concern is...

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CBD Poses No Public Health Risks or Potential for Abuse According to WHO Report

According to a recent report filed by the World Health Organization's (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependents the use of naturally occurring CBD, found in cannabis, is well tolerated by the body and not associated with any potential health risks. In addition the authors of this report also admit that CBD "exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential". This can likely be attributed to the fact that while CBD offers the potential of relief from various ailments it does activate the CB1 or CB2 receptors thus producing no psychoactive effects. The WHO also addresses CBD's medicinal effects, stating that "CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy in several clinical trials" as well as saying that there is...

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Understanding Batch Testing and Reading Lab Results

As the CBD market continues to grow it can be hard to tell what products are legitimate and which products are not. The first thing you should look for when researching a new company is whether or not they offer lab results for their products. Luckily, the demand for transparency has grown and many companies have taken notice.  While building our inventory for The CBD Plug we've been sure to compile brands that not only offer a wide variety of quality products but also have met the demands of their customers and offer full transparency with their lab results available anytime. There are multiple tests companies can do in order to certify that their products are pure, free of toxins, and meet...

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WADA Removed CBD From Banned Substances List

In what can be considered a huge step forward, the World Anti-Doping Agency has announced that they are removing CBD from the list of banned substances, effective in 2018. WADA is responsible for drug-testing in the Olympics and anti-doping guidelines in numerous sports leagues including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Under current guidelines for the UFC cannabis and all related cannabinoids are prohibited. CBD was brought to light for MMA fans by Nick Diaz in 2016. After falling to Conor McGregor by majority decision in the main event of UFC 202, Diaz was seen using a vape pen at the post-fight press conference. When asked about it, Diaz said he was vaping CBD. "It's CBD," Diaz said. “It helps with the healing process and inflammation,...

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Trial to Study Efficiency of CBD for Epileptic Dogs

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), which has funded more than $2 million for canine epilepsy research, launched an initiative in 2017 to further understand the most common neurological disorder that affects pure and mixed-breed dogs. Improved treatments are urgently needed, especially for dogs with drug-resistant epilepsy or where side effects of currently available drugs are not tolerated, according to the organization. To that, the CHF has announced the beginning a major clinical trial to study the use of cannabidiol to treat drug-resistant epilepsy in dogs. Stephanie McGrath, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will lead Efficacy of Cannabidiol (CBD) for the Treatment of Canine Epilepsy. Below is an excerpt from the CHF...

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