As you’ve probably heard, CBD is showing numerous benefits for both adults and children struggling with a variety of ailments. But, is CBD safe for dogs and cats? In this article you’ll learn about how CBD oil can potentially help your furry companion(s).

Before we get started, there are some misconceptions out there we should clear up. First, there are 100’s of cannabinoids that exist within the cannabis plant, CBD and THC being the most widely known. Cannabinoids bind with receptors that exist throughout human and animal bodies – learn about the endocannabinoid system in our last blog. Hemp-derived CBD grown under the Farm Bill Act contains less than .3% THC, which is considered non-psychoactive. This makes for a legal, safe and medically beneficial remedy that you can read more about below.

CBD for Animals with Anxiety

It’s a fact, animals experience stresses just like humans. Whether it’s thunderstorms, owner attachment, the unfortunate scenario of abuse, or a plethora of other causes, CBD has shown to reduce anxiety in both humans and animals.

Reduce Pain

Studies show that CBD and other cannabinoids found in full spectrum hemp oil have potential to treat a variety of ailments associated with pain. The analgesic properties found in CBD make it a viable option for your pet’s pain relief.

Slows Cancer Growth

With cancer becoming such a prevalent part of society, you may wonder if there’s natural options for your pet. Although we can’t recommend treating any illness with CBD, research shows that CBD slows tumor growth.

Treats Seizures & Epilepsy

If your animal suffers from regular seizures, CBD could be worth trying. In a human trial, 7 out of 8 patients with epilepsy saw measurable improvements over a 5 month period.

Reduces Inflammation

Studies show that CBD can remedy the affects of inflammatory disorders including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and hepatitis and “have been shown to protect the host from the pathogenesis through induction of multiple anti-inflammatory pathways.”

Increases Appetite

Some dogs and cats just don’t have strong appetites, especially when illness strikes or old age comes about. Studies show mice that were given CBD oil were reported having increased appetite and regulated food intake. So if your pet is struggling with eating, it may be worth trying a natural remedy.

How to Administer

Place one full dropper of tincture under your pet’s tongue or next to cheeks, and let the oil absorb into soft tissue. If this worked, congratulations – you’re the owner of the ‘Good Boy’ or ‘Girl’! For the rest of us with a less than stellar pet training record, it’s recommended you mix the Hemp Oil Tincture with wet or dry food, or simply put a dropper full on a treat. For best results, give to your pet twice daily and increase dosage incrementally until desired results are achieved.

Final Thoughts on CBD for Pets

Whether you’re looking to improve the well-being of your furry companion, or remedy a specific health issue, CBD could be a viable option. While it isn’t a cure all solution, full spectrum hemp oil containing naturally occurring CBD has shown to be quite effective when combined with other treatments. While we’ve addresses some of the questions you might have, it’s always a good idea to consult your licensed Veterinary. Also, feel free to comment any questions you have below. #LetsGrowTogether


 

At Green Lotus Hemp, one of our goals is to spread education and awareness on the numerous benefits of full spectrum hemp oil. Whether you take CBD regularly, are just looking to try CBD for the first time, or you have your doubts about hemp oil, you’re at the right place to get answers. In this blog we’ll cover questions like what is the endocannabinoid system, what are cannabinoid receptors, and who can potentially benefit from CBD.

The Endocannabinoid System Explained

CBD, like all cannabinoids, interacts with your native endocannabinoid system. This central core system’s primary role is to maintain equilibrium of your body despite outside influences and fluctuations – this is known as homeostasis. Homeostasis is a key part in our functioning bodies, and keeping it maintained and well balanced is of the utmost importance.

We’ve created this illustration to give you a visual overview of where your cannabinoid receptors are located and what cannabinoids attach to those receptors. While CBD is shown to affect multiple organs throughout the body, there are less well-known cannabinoids that when combined (like in our full spectrum CBD hemp oil), can potentially assist in achieving your desired results.

Obstacles such as worry, stress, aches and pains all contribute to throwing us off balance on a day-to-day basis. That’s where the endocannabinoid system comes into play. The ECS works to keep our bodies balanced from these stressors on a constant basis, making it one of the most critical receptor-based systems in our body. The ECS influences and regulates many functions in our bodies including metabolism, neurons, and blood sugar levels.

Cannabinoids, such as CBD, target specific receptors throughout the body. When using a full spectrum product, multiple cannabinoids, terpenoids and receptors work together to increase the desired result of hemp oil products. This process is often referred to as the “entourage effect”.

Animals Have Endocannabinoid Systems Too

And for all you animal lovers out there – yes, animals have endocannabinoid systems as well. CBD has shown promising results for a variety of animals, most notably, dogs and cats. Domesticated animals suffer from many of the same ailments as humans, so it makes sense that your furry companion can benefit from full spectrum hemp oil pet tinctures as well.

Most of our customers find that adding to dry or wet food works well, and for more tolerant house pets, even administering orally (ideally under the tongue).  

Spreading Awareness of CBD

Another way we spread awareness on the benefits of CBD is through storytelling. Although we can’t claim any proven medical results (since CBD isn’t FDA approved), we can offer testimonials from our customers. Whether it’s anxiety, autism, joint pain, muscle fatigue, lack of appetite or diabetes, you can watch for yourself just how much they believe CBD has improved their lives – check out our YouTube channel here.

We hope this summary of the endocannabinoid system has been educational, and is useful in helping you determine whether CBD is right for you, your customers, or your family.

If you’d like to stay up to date on all the latest insights on the growing cannabinoid industry, go ahead and click that red bell to left of your screen to get notified anytime we post a new blog, video, or run a special promotion. And always remember, we don’t just make quality products – we make remedies for life. #LetsGrowTogether


If you or your customers have been fans of our Girl Scout Cookies vape cartridges, then you’re going to love our limited edition of Maui Sunrise Hemp Oil Cartridges. Sweet, smooth and creamy – these pre-filled vape cartridges have a flavor profile similar to that of a freshly cut pineapple blended into a vanilla smoothie.

You won’t find any additives here – instead, you’ll get 500 mg of full spectrum hemp oil rich in naturally occurring CBD and other natural phyto-cannabinoids. Green Lotus cartridges are great for focus, overall well-being and can be taken at any time of day. Kickstart any part of your day with the refreshing, yet calming sensation of Maui Sunrise CBD Hemp Oil Cartridges. 

Our limited supply is ready to ship for wholesale across the U.S., so be sure to get your orders in ASAP. Just login to your wholesale account at GreenLotusHemp.com and place your order.

As for non-wholesale customers, you can purchase a personal Maui Sunrise vape cartridge, by sending over an email to info@greenlotushemp.com, or give one of our customer advocates a call at 1-888-811-HEMP (4367).

Login to your wholesale account and place your order here.

 


With so much information coming out about CBD, we decided to take some time to answer a major question – how much CBD should I take? But before we get into that, let’s take a moment to answer another important question – what is CBD?

A Brief Overview of CBD

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol is a non psychoactive of the cannabis plant. The common misconception around CBD is that it gives off a high being tied into the cannabis family. What most people don’t know is that it can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC (the active component in marijuana that gets users “high”).

Cannabidiol is a much less controversial option, while still offering it’s user significant health benefits. CBD is just one of over eighty components of this complex plant, however it’s commonly agreed that CBD is one of the most beneficial. Take for instance the fact that CBD gives its users a relief and comfort that many pharmaceutical medications may not have previously addressed.

Learn more about hemp-derived CBD oil in our Hemp 101 guide

 

How Much CBD Should I Take

For best results, take CBD oil daily and increase dosage incrementally until desired results are achieved. We recommend starting with a full dropper of the 125 tincture (which contains 4mg of CBD), and increase as needed for desired results.

Here’s the measurements broken down for our Green Lotus Hemp tinctures:

  • 1 full dropper of 125 mg = 4mg CBD
  • 1 full dropper of 250 mg = 8mg CBD
  • 1 full dropper of 500 mg = 16mg CBD

So basically, if you take two full droppers of the 125mg, your intake will be 8mg of CBD, and four full droppers of the 125mg would equal 16mg of CBD. Starting out with our tinctures is a great way to introduce yourself because you control your dosage. If you’re in need of a higher dosage, check out our Hemp Oil Softgel Capsules containing 25mg of CBD.

There are many factors that affect how your body reacts to CBD – the best advice we can give is to simply listen to your body – it knows what’s good for it.

 

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How Green Lotus Hemp Differs

We are a farm bill compliant, Colorado based company that manages the process from “farm to bottle”. This allows you to comfortably sell or purchase a legal product that’s been in our control from beginning to end. We also own our own GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) facility, and have strict quality and testing requirements – access our test results here.

 

 

Some additional differentiators:

  • Full Spectrum Formula – Our hemp oil contains multiple cannabinoids and terpenoids.
  • 30+ years collective experience – Our chemists have three decades of experience in manufacturing pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and health supplements.
  • Veteran owned and operated – Although they didn’t know each other at the time, our CEO and COO joined the military on the same day.
  • Online chat and messaging available 24/7 – We’re here to help you choose the right product.
  • Organically grown hemp – Our hemp is 100% organically grown in Colorado.

To learn more about our products, visit our website, or stop by one of the 100’s of stores that carry our products across the nation.

Disclosure: A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 


At Green Lotus Hemp we don’t just make quality products, we make remedies for life. Hearing success stories from our customers encourages us to continue increasing awareness and education of CBD oil. Below we share how a mother helps her 5 year-old autistic son using CBD hemp oil. We hope that her experience provides comfort and reassurance as you explore the potential benefits of full spectrum CBD for autistic children.

Discovering CBD Oil

We recently visited a mother who’s been using CBD oil tinctures to help with her son Maddox’s autism. For obvious reasons, this decision wasn’t made lightly. As a parent of two children with autism, Kyla’s experience with this condition is extensive. As she came to learn, autism affects children in a variety of ways, and Kyla wasn’t sure how to help her son.

Like most parents of autistic children, Kyla spent years researching different solutions to help with the complexities of autism. Avoiding the use of medications, she resorted to therapy and dietary adjustments – note, Maddox hated vegetables. With minimal improvements, Kyla continued her search, coming across a few videos describing the potential benefits of CBD for autistic children. Skeptical at first, she said “No way, I’m not going to give my kid marijuana!” (Learn the difference between cannabis and hemp-derived CBD here.) But once she saw a little girl very similar to her son gain the ability to speak, sing, and even look others in the eyes, she knew it was worth trying CBD oil as a remedy for her son’s autism.

Potential Benefits of CBD for Autistic Children

Just after two days Kyla noticed a difference in Maddox. Specifically, Maddox experienced:

  • Increased focus
  • Increased responsiveness
  • Improved social interaction
  • Increased appetite for healthy foods

Furthermore, Kyla noticed that her son would finally look her and others in the eyes – something she deeply cared about.

Eager to see if anyone else had noticed these changes in her son’s behavior, Kyla confided in Maddox’s teacher, explaining that she’d been adding CBD oil to his diet. To her surprise, the response was overwhelmingly positive. His teacher thought he’d just been getting more sleep, but assured Kyla that Maddox had been following instructions and appeared to be more attentive. Most importantly, he began interacting positively with the other children.

After a few months of using CBD, Maddox continues to see improvement in all areas. One of his mother’s greatest comforts is seeing how calm and aware her son is now – something she believes is directly correlated to Green Lotus Hemp full spectrum CBD oil tinctures.

Conclusion

We hope this and our other stories provide some insight as to the variety of uses CBD oil has for the human body. To learn more about our products and other useful information regarding the CBD industry, visit our Hemp University Blog.

Answer Your Basic CBD Questions Here. A Simple CBD Guide for Familes.

For an in-depth look at the effects of the eCB (endocannabinoid system) on autism, take a look at this study from The American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics.


Canada Legalizes Marijuana

When does Canada Legalize Marijuana?

In a monumental move, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the other day that Canada would officially legalize marijuana by the mid-October 2018.

Where is Marijuana Legalized?

The Canadian Senate passed Bill C-45 with a vote of 52 to 29; this is revolutionary, as Canada is now the second country to legalize marijuana use. They come right after Uruguay who legalized marijuana production, sale, and consumption in December 2013.

Dubbed ‘The Cannabis Act’, the bill was passed on its 3rd reading on June 7th; it received Royal Assent meaning the bill has officially passed parliament. Legal recreational marijuana will be legal in Canada federally come mid-October, but this also means that cannabinoid products including CBD are legal to purchase now.  CBD is a legal and safe hemp cannabinoid alternative in the United States and countries where marijuana is illegal; Green Lotus Hemp products comply with the Hemp Farm Bill and contain 0% THC.

Passing this bill simply means that overall as a country, Canada will have legal marijuana in a matter of months; how each province (think of them as loosely similar to states in the United States) deals with enforcing certain parts of the bill is another question altogether. That is in part why even after Bill C-45 is passed, it will take until October to get local and country policy ready. Originally, 6-8 weeks was estimated for implementation to legalize marijuana, even as early as September, but larger provinces requested more time to gear up so to speak, much like the U.S. state of Colorado did.

Marijuana Legalized with Amendments

So how will our neighbor to the north handle recreational marijuana? No G7 country has ever legalized adult-use marijuana before.

There have been a series of amendments, over 40, to the original bill that covers an array of guidelines that outline practices ranging from companies branding merchandise to personal cultivation. Any hats or t-shirts, in fact, any products with branding to advertise the companies are a huge no-no. As far as personal cultivation, the bill in certain provinces would allow up to 4 plants for personal use. This would be the acceptable limit that would not incur any kind of sanctions, whether civil at the provincial level or criminal at the federal level.

The province and the federal balance will be an interesting juxtaposition, just like the states in the U.S that now allow medical marijuana contending with the U.S federal government. Think of it like state vs federal powers; the province, under section 2 of the BNA act, pertains to property and civil rights. However, the bill, in general, is a federal bill. These extra amendments are being considered to give the provinces greater power in regulation and the struggles of introducing marijuana. The way marijuana will be sold and the minimum age of consumers will be determined by the province; this way each province can feel out the best way to approach this change for their population.

Regulations Legalizing Marijuana

Certain regulations will certainly come into effect in general to legalize marijuana. In October, products will be put in non-descript packaging that will be sealed and tucked away from consumers; this certainly will be a different picture than the brightly covered jars and displays of some U.S marijuana shops. For at least the first year, marijuana retailers in Canada won’t be selling edibles; this includes gummies, brownies, and CBD-infused beverages. That means that Canada can look to states in America that already regulate CBD products, like Green Lotus Hemp’s products.

Legalizing recreational marijuana in Canada should serve as a boost for the Canadian economy; however, Canada should be wary of Colorado’s mistakes. Regulation of doses in products, such as candies as well as other products, will be key during the first year.

Canada Legalizes Marijuana, Now What?

What this really calls in to question, is now that marijuana will become legal, what happens to those already serving time for infractions? Or those due to pay fines related to a substance that is now legal? It seems at this time, people need help. There still will be a long way to go on even considering reversing charges for possession for people serving, although this should be a key factor in an examination in the next months as Canada moves to legalize marijuana.

Until recreational marijuana becomes truly legal after the first sale in mid-October, we will not know the teething problems. We saw growing pains for medical marijuana in the U.S states, like Georgia. What may be more interesting, is the opening of availability of CBD products to own in Canada, like the U.S is able to purchase safe and legal CBD; if you suffer from achy joints, tight muscles, and more, you can now buy CBD products. However, as the first G7 country to legalize marijuana is a huge step to not only decriminalizing but also changing people’s mindset on a plant that could help many people.

 


DEA CBD cannnabinoid preview

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has quietly made a clarification that not all compounds from cannabis fall under the Controlled Substances Act federally. The DEA has made a distinction between THC and CBD, mainly that THC is an intoxicant while CBD is not.

CBD vs THC

If its confusing concerning the difference between THC or CBD, do not worry you are not the only one. THC is a cannabinoid that causes psychoactive (high) reactions in the body; CBD is another cannabinoid but it is not psychoactive and does not give you a buzz. “Hemp” is defined by federal law as the plant Cannabis Sativa containing less than 3 % THC; any plant containing more than this is marijuana.

The CBD cannabinoid can help with a variety of things.

DEA Directive

So what did the DEA say? The DEA issued an internal directive stating,CBD LEGAL DEA

Products and materials that are made from the cannabis plant and which fall outside the CSA definition of marijuana (such as sterilized seeds, oil or cake made from the seeds, and mature stalks) are not controlled under the CSA. Such products may accordingly be sold and otherwise distributed throughout the United States without restriction under the CSA or its implementing regulations. The mere presence of cannabinoids is not itself dispositive as to whether a substance is within the scope of the CSA; the dispositive question is whether the substance falls within the CSA definition of marijuana.

Let’s break this down to be a little simpler; CBD extract is extracted from “hemp”, which is not included in the definition of marijuana above. The existence of cannabinoids is not the problem, in fact, Cannabis Sativa contains over 100 cannabinoids most of which do not make you high. This directive states that the DEA and the Controlled Substances Act is to only concern themselves with marijuana with the intoxicant THC.

CBD Legal

Although CBD products are legal in every state this now means that federally:

  • CBD may be imported and exported to and from the USA without restriction
  • CBD may be lawfully purchased and sold throughout the country

DEA vs Congress

Recently, the DEA has been overstepping their boundaries starting with the publishing of a drug code 7350 in 2017 concerning hemp derived extracts. This rule states that all hemp derived extracts fall under the same Schedule 1 category as marijuana that contains psychoactive THC.

However, this rule was not established in legislation through Congress; it is overreaching by the enforcing body of the DEA. Although the DEA claims this rule was to better track extract products, in reality, it has limited patients with legitimate medical need the access to CBD. This rule has created a lot of confusion, as you may remember Texas tried to do something similar.

Of course, the DEA rule was challenged straight away by the hemp industry; the hemp industry cites the 2004 decision by the ninth circuit of appeals excluding non-psychoactive cannabis strains from Schedule 1 drugs. This would include CBD, as well as other helpful cannabinoids, which the DEA has no authority to regulate.

In addition, the 2014 Hemp Farming Bill further supports certain states allowing hemp cultivation for reasons like medical research. This is additional to support that sheds light on the overreaching raids of the DEA.

Green Lotus Hemp Standards

Unlike other CBD retailers, Green Lotus Hemp grows hemp under the Hemp Farming Bill that contains 0% THC.


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We know that when you buy CBD, you want to do your research and purchase from a reputable brand.

This is why we at Green Lotus Hemp update our weekly blog with the latest news and scientific articles.

However, we know sometimes you want to walk into a store and talk to a real person to pick the best CBD product. That’s where our wholesale partners come in; they stock Green Lotus Hemp products and have educational videos so we can fully explain and answer any question you might have about CBD.

In the meantime, take a look at our YouTube to channel for the breakdown on all our products, common questions and answers when looking to buy CBD, as well as testimonials by individuals and companies who see results from our products.

Don’t take our word for, talk to one of our representatives at the location nearest you:

Cherry Apothecary CBD Dallas

  • Cherry Apothecary | CBD Dallas, Texas

    • Address222 W Jefferson Blvd #C, Dallas, TX 75208
    • Phone(214) 710-4557
    • Chelsea is the owner of this Oak Cliff establishment just a stone’s throw away from the heart of Dallas. Chelsea helps people because she likes to feel that she makes people feel better. She first helped her mom with epilepsy to reduce her suffering in episodes. Chelsea then met Carlos, a founder of Green Lotus Hemp and learned about all the products. She now passes that knowledge on to anyone who has questions in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.
    • See owner Chelsea Devos testimonial on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koyZPQj8d8w

 

Mary Jae Smoke Culture CBD Austin

  • Mary Jae Smoke Culture | CBD Austin, Texas

    • Address2110 S Lamar Blvd E, Austin, TX 78704
    • Phone(512) 731-0076
    • Austin is open to many ideals, and MaryJae Smoke Culture opened to share their love for the smoke culture. They have seen firsthand the good it can bring – how it can relieve pain and enrich lives. They are passionate about sharing our knowledge and creating a safe space for people to open up and explore. Partaking in smoke culture is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. MaryJae is here to bring light to the shadows of smoke culture.
    • Jae’s father, Larry Graham, is the inspiration behind MaryJae. Larry was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in 2000 and prostate cancer in 2013, Jae was his primary caretaker. The diseases racked his body, and most of the time, he was in incredible pain. Jae was able to expand and share her knowledge of the culture with him, and it helped him beyond belief. The culture prolonged his life, it brought Jae and her dad closer together, and it made their last days together sweeter.

 

Alien Smokeshop CBD San Antonio

  • Alien Smokeshop | CBD San Antonio, Texas

    • Address13515 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217
    • Phone(210) 462-7406
    • San Antonio has gorgeous architecture, but the real hidden treasure is Alien smokeshop here to assist the San Antonio area. They sell all CBD products. Tinctures, vape cartridges, vape juice, and much more! Don’t know what CBD is? Come drop by and educate yourself today! The employees create a welcoming atmosphere so people feel calm and that it is a clean, professional smokeshop. Alien Smokeshop makes sure that their customer service is approachable and personable for everyone from the first time buyer to the experienced person looking for more. Alien is proud of their selection, including the selection they carry for Green Lotus Hemp; for the assortment, Alien provides the best prices around. Attention to detail is what they are known for, and the reason people keep coming back month after month is the great customer service.

 

Haz Vapor Lounge CBD Magnolia, Houston

  • Haz Vapor Lounge | CBD Magnolia/Houston, Texas

    • Address10540 Farm to Market Rd 1488 #155, Magnolia, TX 77354
    • Phone(281) 789-7344
    • Combing the best of many worlds, this vapor lounge just outside of the Houston area is perfect for a visit. The reviews speak for themselves. Their staff pride themselves on being knowledgeable and highly educated. They really care about the experience and do not rush the customer at all; the employees go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and take care of customers. Even if someone is running late to the store, they go the extra mile by staying open to walk and talk through any questions you may have. Feel free to stop and watch the TVs in store to learn more!

 

Vibes CBD Weslaco Texas

  • Vibes | CBD Weslaco, Texas

    • Address2611 North Texas Blvd St 11, Weslaco, TX 78599
    • Phone(956) 355-0055
    • If you are down in South Texas, the beautiful city of Weslaco is worth a scenic stop. We are proud to be joining the iHemp Movement by opening the first CBD only store in The Rio Grande Valley! In our store, we carry the best of each CBD brand. We make sure you are getting the best quality CBD products on the market. Located centrally in Weslaco, TX so everyone from the Valley can visit the store. We know everyone gets busy so feel free to shop online if you can’t make it in! Our mission is to bring a healthy alternative to everyone.
    • Hemp CBD can be life-changing and education is key. If you are not sure exactly what CBD is, we are here to help educate 7 days a week.

Oatwilies Austin CBD Oil

  • Oat Willies | CBD Austin, Texas Area

    • Address5265, 9505 Burnet Rd Ste E, Austin, TX 7875
    • Phone(512) 836-6287
    • Oat Willies is actually made up of three locations in the Austin area; they claim to be the original Austin head shop. The locations include the famous and original 29th street store, Oat Willies Burnet, and Oat Willies Oltorf. Oat Willie’s aim is for you to enjoy every visit to each and every one of our locations; we have friendly, knowledgeable sales staff who are more than happy to help.
    • How did the origin of Oat Willie start? Well, George Majewski and Doug Brown purchased The Underground City Hall. The people that created it were Gilbert Shelton, Tony Bell, and Joe Brown (of no relation to the aforementioned Doug Brown). These creatives were contributors to the U.T Ranger for cartoon creation. One of the characters they created was Oat Willie, which stuck around after Doug and George bought the shop.
    • Oat Willies sells many items, but they also feature Green Lotus Hemp products as well as other paraphernalia. The reason the shop exists is simple, there was and is a growing need in the Austin area, especially recently as CBD products have risen in popularity.
    • Oat Willie’s has fought for new laws that apply to buy CBD in Austin. Since the late 1980s, Mike Kleinmann came on to the team and opened 2 new stores, giving birth to both the “North Oats” and “South Oats” stores.  These two stores would later split off as Mike ventured on to create his own head shop called Planet K.
    • There are now many different smoke shops in town that offer a variety of products.  Oat Willie’s started it all, and continue to offer low prices and service that nobody can beat, so drop in if you’re looking for the best smoke shop in town.

 

 

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  • The Vapor Trading Company | CBD Houston, Texas

    • Address6371 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
    • Phone(713) 303-3368
    • Just like Oat Willies claim’s the first vape shop for Austin, The Vapor Trading company hails as Houston’s first vape shop. A locally owned and ran store, their focus is on vaping needs particularly for any smokers. The founders are ex-smokers, so they understand the struggle and want to help with any questions you may have about products. If you want to stop using tobacco, they are there for advice; if you want to try CBD, they carry a variety of Green Lotus Hemp products. Because they want to cater to smokers and vapers, they carry a large line and assortment to fit all smoking needs. If you are wondering exactly what products they may sell, you can view the merchandise online but have to purchase in store. However, if you are looking for updates on new flavors and types, definitely check on the online website!

 

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  • Smokerz Paradize | CBD San Antonio, Texas Area

    • If you happen to be in San Antonio, Smokerz Paradize might be the place where you can get all your needs taken care of for with impeccable products. In our smoke shop, customers will find the best selection of smoking accessories, including electronic cigarettes, Green Lotus Hemp products, and more. In addition to smoking accessories, we also offer unique novelty items.
    • We carry all the best quality brands, including Green Lotus CBD oil for the San Antonio area. With over 7 shops in San Antonio, it does not matter if you are below the 90 highway or outside of the 1604 loop circle as there is always a shop close by.
    • Some customers comment on the good service and cleanliness; they also state in reviews that we always seem to have some kind of special, while being extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We aim to run all our stores professionally with the customers’ needs in mind
    • Whether you stop in looking for a gift for the smoking enthusiast in your life or if you are shopping for yourself, Smokerz Paradize has a vast assortment. You must be 18 to enter the shop, so be prepared to show your ID. Follow us on Instagram!

Supernova cbd san antonio

  • Supernova Smokeshop | CBD San Antonio, TX Area

    • Supernova Smokeshop has helpful and knowledgeable staff that can guide you concerning the products you need whether it concerns vaping, smoking accessories, or CBD. With 5 locations in the San Antonio area, you can find Green Lotus CBD products wherever you are.
    • Customers comment that the owner is attentive and thoughtful with his advice, as they want to ensure you get the best product for you and your preferences. The customers state that it is a nicely lit store, that is bright and well organized. We take the time to be friendly and to highlight products that might suit you, like Green Lotus Hemp. We encourage our employees to be down to earth and approachable, while also being fast and efficient; any questions you have Supernova is here to answer them.
    • The best part is people love the brand! A Google reviewer remarks they love this place! Supernova is reasonably priced and has a huge selection/variety. The staff is always great as well! The best part is Supernova is strategically placed throughout the city … so it doesn’t matter what side of town in San Antonio you are, there is always one close by!

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  • Filters Cigar and Smoke Shop | CBD North Richland Hills TX

      • Filters Cigar and Smoke Shop’s original shop is nestled above where the 820 and the 183 highways meet northeast of Fort Worth, Texas. With their second location that is now open in Denton, they pride themselves on always having great customer service. Never feel shy about asking questions, because they are knowledgeable about our products and want to share the information with you.
      • One customer on Yelp even describes us as the “Tiffany’s of Smoke Shops”; whether that is because of all the gleaming glass, or our fabulous selection, we appreciate the compliment. We have a wide variety of products to choose from, including Green Lotus Hemp, a comfortable atmosphere, and a friendly vibe so customers receive the best service. Filters Cigar and Smoke Shop supports local businesses and artisans through our store. You can walk in and ask about something, and get a complete explanation of what it does, how to use it, and how you can get the most use out of it. The inventory is always changing, so just ask if we have brought in new products, flavors, or types!

Of course, Green Lotus Hemp is always available online to shop and we have many other products in stores across the U.S.  Our YouTube channel operates 24/7 so when you have questions, you can get answers.


Fake CBD Oil Utah

If you’ve been reading the headlines, the Central Disease for Control (CDC) have published a report that claims that 52 people in Utah were poisoned by fake CBD that was synthetic.

Over 30 people were sick and had to go to the hospital due to ingesting fake CBD oil from October 2017 to January 2018. So, why was the CBD oil fake? Let’s dive into the difference between fake CBD that is synthetic and real CBD from plants to avoid confusion.

What is fake CBD oil?

You may not know, but fake CBD oil is a synthetic cannabinoid known as 4-CCB. Synthetic cannabinoids are not extracted from plants but are human-made from chemicals. These are the types of chemicals that are also put in some e-cigarettes.

The fake CBD oil causes confusion, hallucinations, and seizures. These synthetic cannabinoids can be dangerous or even threaten life. Of the 52 reported poisonings, 31 people went to the emergency room, 19 experienced ‘seizures’ or ‘shaking’, and 12 reported hallucinations. At least 15 of the patients were under the age of 18.

CDC Report

Barbara Crouch, the Executive Director of the Utah Poison Control Center, states the CDC first started receiving reports on December 8th “CBD does not generally cause psychoactive effects. So these were adverse effects that were clearly out of the realm of what we expected from CBD oil,” she said.

On December 2017, 5 people visited emergency rooms, but what exactly led to these visits?

Lab Testing of CBD

The testing of the products consumed by those experiencing symptoms found 4-CCB in 8 of the products. These products were labeled “Yolo CBD Oil’ and contained synthetic cannabinoids that are human-made chemical concoctions.

This outbreak mainly affected men over the age of 18 that lived in Salt Lake County area of Utah. Of those affected, the people purchased oil at a smoke shop, but those with symptoms also vaped the CBD oil.

When the oil that was tested, in fact, did not contain any CBD oil. If you connect the dots, CBD oil does not produce these kinds of symptoms (hallucinations) that the products did; therefore, the CDC was tipped off that they were dealing with a different chemical.

Where is CBD Illegal?

Thankfully, some states allow for the sale and possession of CBD; however, regulation differs in each jurisdiction. Products being sold in Utah at the moment are not done so legally, so there is no way to ensure that these products are safe,” said Dr. Horth to Gizmodo.

At the time, oil and synthetic cannabinoids are not legal in Utah except for epilepsy, therefore, there is really no regulation guarding a market that is not legal in that state. CBD oil is legal in other states, such as Colorado, but it varies from state to state depending on whether you have a medical script for a condition that qualifies you to obtain CBD.

Can I Buy CBD Online?

CBD is the non-psychoactive version of marijuana, made from hemp. It does not produce a high and has been legal in Utah for epilepsy since 2014.

CBD products are sold and bought from traditional smoke shops and online; it is thought to help ease some conditions such as anxiety or aches in joints. Over 30 states have some form of legalized medical marijuana; an additional 16 states also have state legislation concerning medical provisions for CBD.

What is Synthetic Cannabinoid?

The lab testing of the products that the patients ingested showed no signs of CBD, but a presence of 4-cyano CUMYL-BUTINACA (4-CCB), a synthetic cannabinoid meant to mimic the effects of THC. Over half of the products contain 4-CCB or “Yolo CBD oil”.

Of the nine products that were positive for 4-CCB after tests, eight were the brand “Yolo CBD oil.” But the products had no labels indicating who manufactures them or even what ingredients made up the product. Four of the five patients whose blood was tested also had 4-CCB in their systems, as did an unopened CBD product purchased by the task force from the same store and brand a patient had bought.

Is Fake CBD Oil Poison?

Gizmodo reports, at the moment, it’s thought the 4-CCB was intentionally used as a replacement for CBD in these products; however, the investigation to track down where it came from is still ongoing, Horth said.

But though some stores have voluntarily pulled their stock of Yolo-branded oils, the threat of more cases is real.

CBD Legal Federally?

This year, the state Legislature passed reforms legalizing CBD for the general public and creating a system to register and test products for quality.

“It does make it legal for people to purchase it,” said state Sen. Evan Vickers, a Republican pharmacist who sponsored the new law. “We just want to make sure that if they are going to purchase it that it is safe.”
Vickers said the new law should prevent people from taking synthetics falsely marketed as CBD.

Utah is currently writing regulations to implement the law, Wilbur said. He expects rules to be final by the end of the year.

Green Lotus Hemp is grown in Colorado and complies with the U.S Farming Bill, as well as applying rigorous testing to our natural, organic, THC-free CBD oil.


Hemp Farming Act 2018

Washington, D.C: Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell submits to Congress the Hemp Farming Act which aims to remove non-psychoactive cannabis varieties from legislation.

This bill is to empower American farmers and the economy, while simultaneously removing non-psychoactive varieties from the Controlled Substances Act.

Currently, with the exception of the farm bill, any product, hemp or marijuana, from the plant cannabis sativa is illegal; there are over 100 cannabinoids in the plant material, yet the only cannabinoid that is psychoactive is THC. Federal law prohibits human consumption and possession of schedule 1 controlled substances.

McConnell comments harken back to early American days, comparing hemp to the history of tobacco in Kentucky. Although McConnell is Republican, this legislation is presented by a group of bipartisan cosponsors; the group comprises over 10 people so far including Senator Schumer and Senator Jeff Merkely, both Democrat.

Under the Controlled Substances Act, it is illegal to grow hemp as it is classified under the same definition as marijuana. However, it is legal in some states, under a pilot program, to grow and process industrial hemp.  Hemp products themselves are legal to possess and sell in roughly 47 states. It should be legal for the farmers in every state to be able to grow their own hemp as a crop. That way, the state can directly benefit.

The Hemp Farming Bill also seeks to remove restrictions on banking and water restrictions. Currently, companies have trouble with federal banks and turn to state banks for their banking needs. Under this outline, hemp would be eligible for crop insurance, just like rice or corn.

Regulation would be through the U.S Department of Agriculture, as well as oversight of all plans for growth.

This is not the first time that McConnell advocates for hemp; in 2014, he was a part of the Farm Bill that regulates states ability to grow medical marijuana. Specifically, he inserted language that would shelter research programs from the federal government. The Farm bill also has a larger effect of regulating all agriculture and food policy in the United States.

This issue is so important to America, that minority whip Democrat Schumer, who rarely agrees on issues with McConnell, is reaching across the aisle to pass this legislation. At the end of April, he signed on as a cosponsor of the bill.

Sen. Schumer called the current laws prohibiting the cultivation of hemp “a crock,” Forbes reports. “It makes no sense that the DEA is the primary regulator, and that they stop farmers and investors from growing hemp,” Schumer continued. “Why are we buying hemp from other countries, when we have hundreds of acres that could be grown right here in our backyard?”

In fact, Schumer aims to remove marijuana completely from the Controlled Substances Act, although McConnell does not agree with this sentiment. Schumer introduced this bill on 4/20 of this year.

 “The federal government made a mistake when they labeled hemp as a controlled substance, putting it on par with dangerous substances like heroin. In reality, industrial hemp is an oyster with a pearl of opportunities that could mean millions in economic revenue while also helping to support new local jobs in Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties,” said Senator Schumer. “Industrial Hemp can be used to make everything from paper, to clothing, to plastics which is why it so important we fix this outdated law as soon as possible so farms, businesses, and partnerships, like the one fostered between The Center For Discovery and SUNY Sullivan can continue to grow, expand, and research benefits of hemp without the onerous and outdated restrictions from the federal government.”

Hemp has the ability to bolster the American agricultural economy, which has been struggling since the 1970s.

Currently, the DEA has run into some trouble over their overregulation of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, when seizing legal hemp products. Supplies and shipments in legal head shops have been seized illegally; stopping revenue of a crop that does not cause psycho-active effects and buying hemp from other countries makes no sense.