What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid. It is one of over one hundred naturally occurring, chemical compounds found in cannabis plants. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does NOT make a consumer 'high', unlike it's fellow cannabinoid, THC.
Does the CBD used in Slab Mule products come from hemp or marijuana?
While both hemp and marijuana contain CBD, hemp has a much higher concentration. For that reason, our CBD only comes from premium, industrialized hemp grown domestically, and typically grown right here in Colorado.
How is CBD extracted?
Slab Mule works directly with reputable extraction labs to pull CBD out of pounds of hemp plants. The process includes extracting the full spectrum of cannabinoids in the form of a crude oil, using pressure and ethanol, then cleaning that oil so that the cannabidiol (CBD) can be isolated from the other compounds. What's left is a tasteless, odorless, powdery substance that is 99% CBD. We are excited about our partnership with one of larger and more reputable extraction labs in the state of Colorado, Z3 Sciences.
What are the medical and health benefits of CBD?
"CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.
CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.
CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat."
(Source: Harvard Health Publishing)
Why is CBD so expensive?
The current state of the hemp and cannabis industry is such that all of the inputs, the processes and the labor are still searching to find the true market value. While research continues on the medical and health benefits of cannabis, those findings along with further federal regulation and pending stamps-of-approval from organizations like the Food and Drug Administration could cause volatile price fluctuations in the industry in either direction.