By now, everyone is familiar with the CBD craze that seems to have taken over the U.S. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main chemicals found in marijuana, but there’s something that sets it apart from the rest. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that it doesn’t produce a high, like the most famous chemical in marijuana: Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Some people prefer the high, while others just want the soothing physical effects of the plant, thus turning to CBD. With medical marijuana now legal in Florida as of March 18th, 2019, marijuana lovers have the choice to pick from THC and/or CBD products.
Both CBD and THC products provide relief to very similar conditions like anxiety, pain, nausea, and insomnia. Some conditions like low appetite and glaucoma, are better helped by THC, while others, like seizures and inflammation, are better cured by CBD. There are countless ways to reach these benefits as THC and CBD can be taken in many different ways. There’s topical application, inhalation, and even the option to take it sublingually— where you just drop some oil under your tongue and hold it there for a couple of seconds.
For those who prefer to eat their way to relief may prefer edibles—one of the classic options. Trulieve, one of the most well-known medical marijuana dispensaries in Florida, is adding edibles to their list of products soon. For now, they offer flower, vape pens cartridges, vaporizers, lotions, sunscreens, and more.
However, there’s plenty of CBD dispensaries that offer edibles. Leafywell, based in Weston, FL, has their own line of edible products that include yummy goodies like gummy sour strips, peach rings, and honey sticks. The peach rings are 750 mg for $39.99, and its ingredients include Sugar, Invert Sugar, Cannabidiol, Alcohol, Corn Syrup, Modified Corn Starch, Wheat, Citric Acid, White Mineral Oil, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Camauba Wax, Red #40, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Blue #1, and Melatonin. Their other prices and dosages vary, so make sure to head to their website to check out all the options!
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We all Scream for Ice-cream!
There are also plenty of small businesses that are becoming popular on Instagram and other social media, where they organize pop-ups at different events to sell their homemade edibles. Official Edibles, one of these businesses, has been making premium infused ice cream since January 2017.
Based in Miami, this edible business is booming with handcrafted ice cream flavors like Strawberry Haze, Blueberry Chronic, Vanilla Kush, and Kushes and Kream. There’s both THC and CBD options available, with the dosages varying by size (4 oz., 6 oz., and 8 oz.). The THC ice cream can range from 100-250 mg, while the CBD is a bit lower at 40-80 mg. All of their mouthwatering flavors use fresh ingredients, sourced both locally and internationally. The idea for the company began when Chyna, owner of Official Edibles, realized that she needed to help her sister with her pain, which had become hard to deal with due to her scoliosis and chiari malforma. It was then that she discovered the wonders that CBD ice cream could do for her sister’s pain. And why ice cream over any other type of edible?
“When I was a kid I would get in trouble for eating ice cream because I wouldn’t let anyone else get a chance to eat any…I would also get in trouble for smoking weed as I got older, so why not combine my troubles into success and help my sister all at the same time? I call that killing two birds with one stone,” Chyna responded.
You can kill two birds with one stone as well by enjoying their delicious ice cream and chillin’ out! Their ice cream is sold at 44th Cave Creative Space in Miami, or, you can follow them on Instagram and place your order through the DMs. They have pick-up locations in both Miami and Broward County.
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With so many different options, how can you not want to try out this amazing cure-all? Whether you’re relieving your anxiety with some medical marijuana, or eating some CBD ice cream before bed to combat your insomnia, there’s no doubt that you will reap some benefits. You’re ganja see!