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Curious about CBD Topicals?

Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions, balms, patches, and oils which are absorbed through the skin for relief from localized, pain, soreness, and inflammation. Topicals work by binding to a network of CB2 receptors which are found throughout the body and are activated either by the body's naturally occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds known as phytocannabinoids i.e. THC, CBD, etc. While CBD is already known for being non-psychoactive, topicals are also a popular choice amongst MMJ patients because, even if THC is present, the cannabinoids, in most non-transdermal products, do not breach the bloodstream thus allowing the user to experience relief without the risk of impairment. Topicals are most popularly chosen for localized pain relief but anecdotal evidence is beginning to...

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Breakdown of the Uses and Benefits of MCT Oil

MCT or Medium Chain Triglycerides are a common ingredient in tinctures for a few reasons. CBD isolate is fat soluble thus dissolved easily in MCT oil. MCT oil is completely flavorless which makes it easy to hold under the tongue or mix in food. 3. MCT oil doesn't face the risk of solidification. MCT oil doesn't face the risk of solidification even in cold conditions. What is MCT? MCT gets its name because they're made up of medium-chain fatty acids. Medium refers to the length of the chemical structure. All fats are made up of a string of carbon and hydrogen. MCTs can be found in various sources such as coconut oil, palm oil, and dairy products. What's it good for? Energy: MCTs are...

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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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