Topic: CBD

Soccer star scores with CBD

If cannabidiol had been formulated for sports recovery when Rachael Rapinoe played professional soccer, her career might have ended less painfully. Injury-prone throughout high school in Palo Cedro, California, outside Redding, and college in Portland, Rapinoe suffered a serious fracture while her twin sister, Megan Rapinoe, trained with the U.S. Women’s National Team for the 2012 Olympics. Like so many other athletes, Rachael Rapinoe recuperated by taking loads of over-the-counter medications and prescription opiates, which medical experts agree can do more harm than good. “There’s just so many pills that athletes are given,” says Rapinoe. “We ultimately should be taking

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Wandering Roots Farm in Gold Hill rolls out a line of hemp tinctures

An organic farm known in Southern Oregon for its vegetables is making a name in the hemp field. Wandering Roots Farm in Gold Hill has unveiled a line of hemp tinctures that represent more than another CBD remedy. Farmer Jeff Boesch says he sees hemp as one crop among many that help to keep his 50-acre property healthy and his business model sustainable. “I rotate it in with my vegetable crop,” says Boesch, whose diversified farm mingles 8 acres of vegetables, 2 acres of mixed fruit and nut trees and 1 acre of mixed berries. Boesch and his wife, Anna,

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Understanding the science of terpenes

When it comes to marijuana, it has traditionally been all about THC, the plant’s principal psychoactive constituent. Now, with cannabis legalization and a booming CBD market, interest in terpenes has skyrocketed as businesses market terpene profiles as a way to differentiate their products and highlight their varied tastes, aromas and effects. The science is also exploding, as research shows how it’s the “entourage effect,” the hundreds of compounds in cannabis performing in concert, that makes the plant so special. And with consumer curiosity about this alchemy sufficiently stoked, more people want to know: what exactly are terpenes? Read on for

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The women behind Ladies of Paradise

Wearable fashion couldn’t hold Jade Daniels’ interest like the latest trends in cannabis. And her website Ladies of Paradise seemed like the perfect platform for cultivating a cannabis brand where she used to sell exotic jewelry, handbags and other accessories. Adapting the business name that formerly described indigenous women of Guatemala, Daniels reasoned that places where cannabis is legal are their own kind of “paradise.” “Our company is just all about cannabis culture and community,” says Daniels, 32, of Jacksonville, adding that she wanted to highlight “women doing cool stuff.” Beginning with a cannabis-themed blog that featured women contributing to

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Hemp loves company

We’ve all seen those long empty rows between hemp plants blighted with weeds and plastic mulch. Well, Chris Hardy of Hardy Seeds in Ashland is using a system to make them Earth-friendly and food-productive, interplanting with squash, melon, herbs, grains, beans and cover crops, and marketing their seeds as well. In the past season, on his farm on Eagle Mill Road, Hardy interplanted CBD hemp with 7,000 pounds of squash. He’d harvest them, cut them in half, scoop out the seeds, puree and bake the squash for half an hour, shape them into 20-pound blocks, freeze them and sell them

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Pot delivery gets a boost

In this time of pandemic, some people, especially older people, like to avoid retail spaces and get cannabis products delivered to their doorstep. No problem. It needed to happen, and it is happening. Brie Malarkey of Breeze Botanicals in Ashland asked for home delivery status last fall from the city of Ashland, but it was still in the pipeline until coronavirus exploded on the scene. The store was quickly licensed in mid-March. “We emailed them and got it in half an hour. They recognized the need both for the safety of our employees and for so many people stuck at

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Drive-thru bud

Drive-through cannabis has some major advantages, especially in the age of COVID-19 — as you don’t have to risk a breach of distancing by going into a shop. It even feels safer than getting your cannabis delivered at home, where you still have to deal with someone coming to your home and exchanging payment and product. It’s similar to a drive-in bank and, in fact, the La Mota shop on Stewart Avenue in Medford used to be an Umpqua Bank branch. It has a drive-up window where La Mota budtenders can announce the daily special, inspect your ID, display product,

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How CBD topicals can complement your mask wearing

Wearing face masks for prolonged periods of time can affect your skin. Here’s how CBD might be able to help. At this point in the pandemic, people should have a wide assortment of masks at their disposal. Despite the weird politics that shroud them, health experts believe masks and social distancing guidelines are the strongest (and easiest) measures people can take when it comes to battling the spread of the virus. Despite their health benefits, the prolonged use of face masks and the addition of hot weather isn’t very healthy for your pores. These issues can produce irritated skin, moist

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Can CBD protect your dog against fireworks anxiety?

Fireworks can trigger a dog’s nervous system, quickly overwhelming their senses. Here’s what we know about CBD and your furry BFF. People have been noticing a lot of fireworks lately. Maybe it’s due to the fact that we spend most of our time bored indoors, that cities are quieter than usual, or that people just don’t care anymore. One thing is certain: Fourth of July is fast approaching, so we have to be prepared. Here’s where CBD might come in handy. A lot of pets go missing or start acting out of character when there’s an increase in fireworks. These

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Is marijuana the next recovery revolution for pro athletes?

More and more research shows the benefits marijuana has on athletes, and leagues have begun to pay attention. According to science, cannabis provides significant benefits to athletes in both performance and recovery. Physically speaking, marijuana can reduce inflammation, alleviate pain symptoms, and improve symptoms caused by traumatic brain injuries. Those who don’t like the psychoactive effect of THC should know CBD acts as an effective analgesic and anti-inflammatory as well. Other reviews show how cannabis also delivers a mental boost for athletes. Studies have shown training with marijuana increases focus and motivation in the gym. But it can also allow

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Summer 2020 TOC:

  • Cannabis Entrepreneurs: The women behind ‘Ladies of Paradise’
  • Terroir: Inside the science of tasty bud
  • Cannabis Cooking: Canna-balls styled after Alice’s ‘Brownies’
  • Retail: Home delivery gets a boost
  • Profile: River City Retail has a winning formula
  • Retail: Pandemic fuels pot-buying explosion
  • Religion: Cannabis for churchgoers
  • Growing: Hardy Seeds in Ashland shares why hemp loves company
  • COVID-19: Hemp farming – ‘It’s a lot safer than working at McDonalds’
  • Retail: Drive-thru bud at La Mota

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