Benefits of Hemp Oil Capsules

Should I Add Hemp Oil Capsules to My Wellness Routine?

We’re always exploring the many forms that hemp oil comes in, so let’s take a deeper look at capsules and if they should join your daily supplement routine. Hemp oil capsules, or pills as they are sometimes called, are one of the most common ways to get the benefits of the hemp plant. These tiny capsules, like the high-quality ones from Synchronicity, are easy to swallow, easy to carry, and easy to manage your dosage.

Why Take Hemp Oil Capsules?

As you determine which form of hemp oil is right for you, here are some reasons why capsules could be the way to go.
First, it’s important to note that the physical benefits from capsules versus other ingestible forms of hemp oil remain the same. So say you’re hoping for better sleep, then either capsules or tinctures may be a good fit for you. However, the quality of the product you take might result in different efficacy. It is always important to know how your product is made to ensure you are putting the best into your body.
Here are a couple good reasons to take capsules over other ingestible forms.
  • Controlled Serving Size: Since each capsule contains a predetermined amount of hemp oil, you always know exactly how much you are taking. Tinctures have a dropper with measurements on the side to allow for fluctuation in dosage, but you have to be disciplined in knowing how much or little you are taking each time.
  • Portability: Like your other supplements, hemp oil capsules allow you to add them to your pill case for easy transportation if you take your supplements throughout the day.
  • Easy to Swallow: The small capsules are simply taken orally with water which eliminates the taste factor. Hemp oil products definitely don’t have the same stigma that fish oil has in regard to flavor, but since hemp might not be as familiar to your taste buds it can take some getting used to. Capsules reduce that factor.
  • Easily Integrates into Your Wellness Routine: Since capsules are a common way to take other supplements, this form makes it easy to include them in your daily schedule.

Okay, So What’s the Difference Between Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, and CBD Capsules?

Starting to think capsules are for you? Then next make sure you are taking a product that works the hardest for you. Keep in mind that all hemp oil and CBD products contain .3% or less THC in them to meet the legal requirement.
  • Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Capsules
    Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products like Synchronicity are made from whole hemp plants. Which means you get all the benefits of the plant including CBD. Scientists have found that the individual hemp plant nutrients tend to work better in the body when together. So it begs the question, why just get one nutrient when you can get them all?
  • Hemp Seed Oil Capsules
    As the name suggests, this type of oil is made from pressing the hemp seeds. Sometimes people use hemp seed oil and hemp oil interchangeably, but there is a difference. You’ll most commonly find hemp seed oil in cooking and skin care products.
  • CBD Capsules
    CBD by now is the most widely known form of hemp oil. But the truth is that it’s only one nutrient of the plant. Many companies use harsh processes to exact the CBD from the rest of the plant, which can degrade the CBD nutrient in the process. It’s always good to know how your hemp oil is made.

When Should I Take Hemp Oil Capsules?

Figuring out when to take hemp oil capsules really depends on a number of factors. First, why are you taking hemp oil in the first place? If you are using it as part of your sleep routine, you might want to take a capsule about an hour before going to bed. This will give it time to absorb into your body. If you are taking them to relax or for calming purposes, then consider taking one before you know a stressful situation might happen in your life.
Second, once you take a hemp oil capsule be sure to wait awhile to ensure you are feeling the effects before taking another one. Everyone’s body reacts differently. Give your body at least an hour before you take another capsule.
Third, you should consider if you want to take hemp oil capsules as part of your daily wellness routine or just every so often. There are reasons for both and that decision is purely up to what you are trying to treat.

Where to Buy Hemp Oil Capsules?

When deciding which capsules are right for you, be sure to do your research so you know exactly how your hemp oil was made. There’s a big difference between CBD and Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, and many companies are starting to call their products Full-Spectrum CBD—which can be confusing about what you’re actually getting. When you buy Synchronicity, you know you’re getting 100% Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil made from sustainably farmed whole hemp plants. Which means you get all the nutrients of the plant including CBD. Products with just CBD on the label limit you from all these additional nutrients.
Many retailers are starting to carry hemp oil products so it’s good to do your research prior so you can compare products beyond price. A good rule of thumb is to first order products directly from companies online. This will give you time to explore options and contact the company directly if you have specific questions about what is in their products. Synchronicity has a team of experts ready to answer your emails or calls so you can make the most informed decision.

Final Word on Hemp Oil Capsules

As far as hemp oil ingestibles go, capsules are a solid natural option to easily add to your health and wellness regimen. They are easy to keep track of dosage and capsule count so you’re able to purchase them on a schedule and save money at the same time.

Hemp Oil Serving Size: How Much Hemp Oil Should I Take?

When you start exploring the world of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil as part of your wellness routine, one of the most important questions you’ll have is: How much hemp oil is right for me? The simple answer is that it’s not one-size-fits-all because our bodies respond to hemp oil differently, and there are a wide variety of reasons that people use it. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you figure out the right amount of hemp oil for your body.

First Rule: Understand the Hemp Oil Serving Size Label

Most companies offer different potency levels for the same style of product. For example, Synchronicity tinctures come in bottles of 500 mg or 1000 mg, which means that servings from these bottles will vary in strength. So when purchasing, be mindful of which potency you’re selecting as they can vary greatly in price. Also, keep in mind that not all hemp oils are made the same. High-quality hemp oils, like the whole-plant ones from Synchronicity, are tested for purity and potency so you know you’re getting accurate results. Some CBD companies claim high quality and potency, but without proper testing, these claims may be inaccurate.

Second Rule: Determine What You Are Addressing with Hemp Oil

This might sound obvious, but before you start taking hemp oil, know what you are taking it for. Since hemp oil can support everything from poor sleep to anxiety to stress, it’s important to identify why you are taking it so you can determine which dose level is best for you. We suggest listing and prioritizing your health concerns and exploring how hemp oil makes a difference with the concerns at the top of your list. It’s important to know that the FDA regulates all dietary supplements, which can limit a company’s ability to describe benefits and recommend dosages. As of right now, the FDA has not provided Recommended Daily Intakes or Daily Values for daily hemp oil use. That’s why it’s important to focus on what you want to address and listen to your body as it responds to the treatment.

Third Rule: Start Small with Your Hemp Oil Dosage

Even though serving sizes are called out on the label, don’t think that you have to start with a full serving. It’s actually better to start with a lower amount to see how your body responds to the hemp oil. Tinctures offer an ideal way to experiment with dosage because the dropper is clearly labeled with calibrated measurements.

When starting out, make sure to take the exact same amount of hemp oil a couple times a day. From there you can decide if you want to increase or decrease your dosage to get the ideal results for your body. As you discover your sweet spot in terms of dosage, you may find that some days you need a little more and some days a little less. That’s the beauty of Synchronicity and why it is better than other hemp oils—it aligns with your body’s ever-changing chemistry.

Fourth Rule: Give It Time

As you start dialing in which hemp oil dosage works for you, be sure to notice how quickly it takes effect with your body. Some people can start to feel the effects of hemp oil in a few minutes. For others, it can take a little more time. So before you think it’s not working and that you should take more, make sure you allow a few hours for your body to react.

What Others Are Asking About Hemp Oil Dosage and Serving Size

The great thing about this is that millions of other people have the same questions you do. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions we get when people start adding Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil to their wellness routines.

Can I take too much?

The simple answer is: No. Hemp oil is considered non-toxic and acceptable for humans in high amounts. But because all bodies react differently, it is possible to take a dosage that is too strong for you. That does not mean it will harm you. This is why it is important to start with a small dose and work your way up. Do not assume that if you are a larger person (like a male who is 6’5″ and weighs 225 lbs.) that you need more right away.

Can I use hemp oil daily?

Yes! Think of Synchronicity as part of your regular wellness routine. Just like you take vitamins or supplements on a regular basis, Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is a natural supplement designed to help you achieve balance and a better quality of life.

Can I give hemp oil to my kids?

It is true that hemp oil might be safe for all ages, but we strongly recommend you contact your pediatrician or physician to determine if hemp oil is right for your child and how to determine a dosage.

Can I give hemp oil to my pets?

Many people purchase hemp oil for their pets to help with aging joints or anxiety brought on by separation or noise. Our recommendation is 1 mg for every 10 lbs. of weight for dogs, 1 mg for every 20 lbs. of weight for cats, and just 5 mg for every 1,000 lbs. of weight for horses. Start with two servings a day and closely monitor the animal.

Should I take Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil or CBD?

It’s very important to know the difference between Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and CBD, as some companies use them interchangeably, but they are very different. CBD is just one of the hundred nutrients found in the hemp plant. To make CBD, many companies use harsh CO2 processes to isolate it, which can decrease the potency of the nutrients. On the other hand, Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is made from the entire hemp plant, so you receive all the nutrients including CBD, but without the harsh extraction process. Basically, it’s better for your body. Synchronicity products are 100% Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and go a step further to only use our own sustainably-farmed proprietary hemp plants.

We hope this detailed guide to determine how much hemp oil you should take was helpful. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us. We are always happy to have a conversation about Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and how it can lead to a better way of life.

hemp oil CBD tincture dropper

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: Which Is Better?

Everything You Need to Know About Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil

Yes, CBD oils and tinctures have been all the rage for the past couple of years. But what if we told you that you could get all the benefits of CBD plus hundreds of other cannabinoid nutrients in a cleaner, purer, more potent product? It’s called Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. And whether it’s in an oil form or tinctures, we’ll tell you why it’s the better choice for your body. 

What Is Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil?

Before we weigh the pros and cons of hemp oils vs tinctures, let’s start by understanding Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is made by pressing whole hemp plants and infusing them with an MCT oil to maintain all the cannabinoid nutrients of the plant. Like CBD, it can come in many forms, from oils to tinctures to topicals. But unlike CBD, it’s not made by using harsh CO2 extraction processes. So, in the end, you get a cleaner, purer, more potent product.

Why Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil?

There are many reasons to take Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil instead of just CBD oil, but here are the main two.

  1. CBD oil companies use harsh CO2 extraction methods to isolate the CBD from the rest of the hemp plant. That’s not good for you or the plant.  
  2. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products like Synchronicity use the whole hemp plant so you get all the benefits, including CBD, but without THC and any of the nasty production methods. It’s a win-win.

Hemp Oil vs. Hemp Tinctures

Now the next step, selecting a form of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil that suits your needs. There are many forms, but we will compare and contrast two of the most popular forms: oils vs. tinctures.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oils

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oils are cannabinoid nutrients from whole hemp plants infused with an oil solution. For example, Synchronicity uses an MCT oil that is a premium coconut oil, which allows for maximum absorption. Pure hemp oil products are more highly concentrated than tinctures.

The most common way to consume hemp oil is by vaporizing it with a vaping device. You can consume it orally, but due to the concentration level, it is not as pleasant-tasting as tinctures.  Also, some people like to mix it with food or drinks, but again, tinctures are a much better option because they have a more pleasant taste.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Tinctures

Here’s where there might be some confusion. Tinctures are made from hemp oil but are a less concentrated form based on their method of creation. Basically, the hemp oil is mixed with alcohol or another oil just like before, but then it’s heated up to bind the molecules together. You’ll also find that many tinctures have natural flavors added to them so they are easier to take.  

Tinctures are sold in small bottles with droppers and are intended to be taken orally and swallowed. Unlike hemp oils, tinctures cannot be vaporized. However, they are much easier to add to your favorite beverages or foods. You can easily put a few drops into your morning coffee or incorporate it a small amount into a salad dressing. Tinctures are very versatile in that way.

The convenience of the tiny bottles makes tinctures easy to take with you and use throughout the day. The dropper attached to the top of the tincture lid allows you to easily measure and adjust your dosage. This means that you can take tinctures in the morning, afternoon, or evening depending on how your body reacts to individual doses.

Final Word

As you can see, the oils vs. tinctures question really comes down to how you want to consume Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. If you are new to Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, give Synchronicity Berry Lemonade tincture a try. It contains all the beneficial cannabinoid nutrients, including CBD, and has a taste that’s easy to enjoy.

As you dive deeper into the world of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, make sure to compare and contrast products on the market, as they can vary greatly in quality.


Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

Millions of people suffer from acne that makes it difficult for them to have the confidence they once had without acne. With the many reported benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil, many users have experienced and improvement in their acne. 

There has been an explosion in products that include full-spectrum hemp oil. From beauty products to coffee, you can find full-spectrum hemp oil or CBD (cannabidiol) oil is just about everything if you know where to look. 

While acne is common in high school as a teen, many people suffer from adult acne which can be much more emotionally trying. Skin problems make people turn to all kinds of different products, remedies, solutions, and entire systems to solve. Many of these solutions are toxic and have tons of chemicals in them. Not to mention skin care products with an emphasis on clearing acne can be very expensive.

With the many products on the market, many people are turning to topical and ingestible full-spectrum hemp oil to help them clear acne and restore balance to the skin. There are many causes of acne, and everyone is different, but at the base of all dis-ease and every ailment is an inherent imbalance in the body. Where there is an imbalance within the body, the skin is the first to show signs, like the body’s alarm that something isn’t right. 

Causes of Acne

From hormones to clogged pores and dry skin, there are many reasons for acne, especially in adulthood. We live primarily urban lives which exposes the skin to all kinds of toxins, chemicals, lack of fresh air and sun, and disconnection from nature. At the root of a pimple is imbalance and  inflammation, which is why the skin is visibly red and irritated.

Among the most common causes of acne, we see an imbalance. There is either too much or too little of something, and that is when we see a breakout happen.

  • Pores clogged by dead skin
  • Excess sebum produced
  • Excess Bacteria
  • Hormone change or imbalance

Everything from clogged pores to cystic acne is frustrating and painful. Treating acne prone skin from the inside and the outside simultaneously can help to restore balance to the interior of the body so the exterior can glow.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

Full-spectrum hemp oil comes from the cannabis sativa plant, but it can’t get you high, don’t worry. Cannabis and its cousin hemp have been used for thousands of years for healing various ailments, acne and skin irritations and imbalances included.

A 2016 review of the cannabis plant highlighted its antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. These effects may help reduce infections from dirt and other pollutants on the skin. Additionally, full-spectrum hemp oil and CBD oil is known to have incredible anti-inflammatory properties. 

Topicals like balms and lotions made from full-spectrum hemp oil are wonderful for the exterior, and full-spectrum hemp oil helps bring balance to the interior. When the body is in a state of homeostasis, acne, stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, and many other ailments can come back to their neutral state and be resolved.

Full-spectrum works with the body’s own cannabinoid receptor system, the endocannabinoid system (ECS), to bring balance back to the body. The ECS was discovered in the late 1980s and it revolutionized our understanding of how the body works as a singular organism, rather than in segmented parts studies by medical specialists. When we view the body as a singular organism, it becomes easier to understand how an imbalance in the gut could result in an imbalance in the skin, etc. 

Additionally, the ECS can both produce and receive cannabinoids, which full-spectrum hemp oil is full of. Using the whole plant ensures that all the parts of the hemp plant can work together and interact with the ECS at a high level.

The receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2, can receive THC and CBD, two compounds found in the hemp plant and included in full-spectrum hemp oil. And this is where it gets really cool. When we consume full-spectrum hemp oil, the ECS doesn’t have to work as hard to produce native cannabinoids and can receive them from the tincture. If the body is imbalance and not in homeostasis, then the ECS is also not performing at its optimal rate and things like stress, anxiety, mental clarity, pain, sleep, and appetite can be affected. 

How to Use Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

There are many ways to include full-spectrum hemp oil in your skin care and beauty routine. Coming at the problem from both the inside and the outside will garner the best results. And working with a high-quality product like Synchronicity will make all the difference. 

Here’s an easy daily regime to follow to try full-spectrum hemp oil for your acne:

Morning: Wash your face with a soothing cleanser, not an exfoliant. Put 3-5 drops of Synchronicity full-spectrum hemp oil* in your palm and gently massage into your entire face and neck. Follow up with 25mg of full-spectrum hemp oil under the tongue, or take the equivalent in capsule/edible form. 

*Full-spectrum hemp oil tincture is more concentrated than a topical lotion or balm, and is recommended for this type of application. You can use a full-spectrum topical in addition if you like. 

Afternoon: With your lunch, put 10-15mg of full-spectrum under your tongue, or in capsule/edible form.

Evening: Repeat the steps from the morning and go to bed with a clean, moisturized face.

The combination of full-spectrum hemp oil being metabolized by the body and absorbed by the skin is crucial. The skin is our largest detoxifying organ, and coming at the problem from both ends will address and issues and imbalances from the inside out. 

Results may vary and you may have to go through some trial and error to find the correct dosage for your skin. In addition to helping your skin from the inside, consuming full-spectrum hemp oil may also help you find more mental focus, less anxiety, better sleep, balance appetite, and much more.

The key to all of this, however, comes down to a high-quality and trusted product like Synchronicity. There are so many products on the market these days, and working with the best of the best will garner the best results. 

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for a Healthier Lifestyle

At the beginning of a new year, many people set lofty goals to lead a healthier lifestyle. While wanting to charge ahead at the new year with a set of lofty goals is a great way to get motivated, it can be really difficult to stay motivated with the same energy throughout the year. 

Any type of change is hard, especially when it involves a diet overhaul or waking up an hour earlier to hit the gym. We only have so much elasticity and acceptance with something new, and when we don’t necessarily have the innate desire to do it, that change becomes even harder. 

Having goals and resolutions at the beginning of the year is a wonderful way to start, but it’s all about the maintenance and that’s where full-spectrum hemp oil comes in. 

Full-spectrum hemp oil may be a great assistant is keeping those lofty goals and creating a healthier lifestyle all around. As you set goals for fitness, food, and feelings in the new year, a wonderful way to help your body transition to a healthier lifestyle is with full-spectrum hemp oil. 

There are many ways you can work with full-spectrum hemp oil, that all have different purposes and effects.

Health and wellness have never been as popular or widespread as they are now. People aren’t settling for anything these days, and that includes their health. Along with the widespread interest and application of wellness, we are seeing tons of different fitness classes, diets, cleanses, supplements, retreats, and methods to reach our highest states of wellness and live a longer life.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for a Healthier Lifestyle

Balance is at the core of wellness and everything in moderation is the motto of this vibrant age. Let’s take a look at the different ways full-spectrum hemp oil can support your wellness journey and help you create a healthier lifestyle in 2020!

Better Sleep with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

Let’s face it, sleep is the most important aspect of our health and if we aren’t getting it, nothing is going to take hold. Everything is dependant on sufficient sleep from our metabolism, stress level, energy, mental clarity, sex life, and the list goes on. With the many stresses in life, full schedules, responsibilities, and emphasis on being busy, it can feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get even 5 hours of solid sleep.

Full-spectrum hemp oil has the potential to help relax mind and body and relieve insomnia for a good night’s sleep. Our society values being busy over rest and even looks down upon downtime. Full-spectrum hemp oil can help you prioritize rest, recovery, and downtime for better sleep.

2020 Wellness Tip: Take 25mg of Full-Spectrum hemp oil one hour before bed. Turn off all screens, including the TV, and spend that hour in dim lighting doing something that is easeful for your mind.

Weight Loss with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

When the body is living in an imbalanced state day-to-day it can be almost impossible to functional normally. No matter your diet or exercise regime, if there’s imbalance at the core, nothing will work for long. In order to recalibrate the metabolism and restore balance to appetite, we need to focus on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which helps to regulate appetite. 

Full-spectrum hemp oil is made with the full hemp plant, containing more than one hundred cannabinoids. When we consume full-spectrum hemp oil, it should help the imbalanced ECS receive cannabinoids via the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which then will eventually help to self-regulate the body, leading to better weight management and control. It’s all about balance.

A recent study found a potental relationship between cannabis use and body mass index (BMI). It has the potential to reduced body mass index and rates of obesity in hemp users, in conjunction with increased caloric intake.

2020 Wellness Tip: Everyone is different and will respond differently to certain dosages of full-spectrum hemp oil. Start with 15mg of full-spectrum hemp oil 3 times a day to give your ECS the support it needs.

Reduce Stress and Anxiety with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

Stress and anxiety are the most commonly reported ailments by Americans, with millions of Americans diagnosed with various anxiety disorders. Talk about an imbalance between being busy and being at rest! Stress is an incredibly damaging situation inside the body as there is an abundance of the stress hormone adrenaline, which completely exhausts the adrenal glands to the point of breakdown. 

Reducing stress and anxiety is the number one concern for many and full-spectrum hemp oil has the potential to help reduce stress, calm the mind and body, and restore balance to neurons in the brain. When we constantly live in states of extreme stress, the body begins to adapt to accept this as normal. We’ve got to take action to reduce stress by working less, worrying less, taking less on, and saying “no” more. In addition to behavioral changes, full-spectrum hemp oil can potentially support this change.

2020 Wellness Tip: Before, during, and after work, take full-spectrum hemp oil. This can be taken in capsule or tincture form to potentially help manage the stress “flare-ups” and remind the body what it feels like to live at ease.

Ease Pain with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

Next to stress and anxiety, millions of Americans are living with mild to chronic pain. The opioid epidemic is ruining lives and killing people who are simply looking for relief. With consistent pain, it can be hard to do anything. Creating a healthier lifestyle can seem impossible when you can’t sleep, focus, eat, interact with loved ones, or spend quality time alone.

Full-spectrum hemp oil has been studied for its ability to reduce pain, and successfully so. The FDA has just recently received funding to study the effects of CBD, a cannabinoid in full-spectrum hemp oil, for its scientific ability to reduce mild to chronic pain. Full-spectrum hemp oil can potentially lead to less pain in general and an ability to get off prescribed painkillers. This can save lives, restore mental clarity, reduce addiction, and empower people to live without pain.

2020 Wellness Tip: The consistent management of pain is key, and staying ahead of it is even more important. Figuring out the dosage that works best for you can be a learning curve, but once you discover how much full-spectrum allows you to function without pain, repeat that as often as necessary. It may be more convenient to use full-spectrum hemp oil capsules. 

High-Quality Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Good Health

With the boom in CBD and the availability of full-spectrum hemp oil online, it can be hard to know where to start or what to look for. Synchronicity is an incredible source of education, products, articles, and helpful tips. Before you buy, browse the Synchronicity website and discover the power of hemp.

The Who’s Who of Hemp & CBD

Looking for more resources on hemp? Look no further! Here are eight great resources, from individuals who’ve made it their business to learn and disseminate everything about hemp to organizations and businesses providing community and resources to the hemp industry. If you’re curious about the folks who help make the hemp industry tick, be sure to check these out:

Here are a few ways to add hemp oil to your daily routine, we suggest giving a few of them a try, allowing you to choose what works best for your body and your lifestyle. 

But First, What’s The Difference Between Full Spectrum Hemp Oil & CBD Oil?

It turns out that adding hemp oil to a meal isn’t just an easy way to incorporate it into your daily routine, it might also make a major difference to how effective the hemp oil is for your body! A recent study by the University of Minnesota found that consuming cannabinoids with high fatty food quadrupled the concentration of cannabinoids in participants’ bloodstream as opposed to when taken on an empty stomach. That means your body may get even more benefits from pairing your daily dose of hemp oil with a meal. 

A whole-plant, full-spectrum hemp oil like Synchronicity delivers benefits far beyond CBD alone and allows the body to access the full range of beneficial compounds including phytocannabinoids, polyphenols, fatty acids, and other potentially healthful benefits. When all of these cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds in the plant work together in synergy, the combined effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects. This is called the True Entourage EffectTM.

Synchronicity employs a proprietary lipid infusion process, LipidTrans™, a gentle, low-heat process that uses cellular bonding to infuse the active beneficial phytocompounds of the whole hemp plant with a lipid (usually coconut or MCT oil) while preserving the integrity of the plant molecules and making them bioavailable.

In a nutshell, CBD oil is only one of the many nutrients found in hemp, and CBD isolate offers a limited benefit to the body compared to full-spectrum hemp oil which contains all the nutrients of the hemp plant and therefore offers far more nutritional benefits than CBD alone ever could.

National Industrial Hemp Council

Overseen by a board of prestigious and experienced directors, the National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) was formed to provide networking and resources to members of the hemp at every stage within the industry. From consumers to processing plants, to farmers, NIHC works to educate and move the industry forward. NIHC works to provide fact-based information in support of high industry standards to ensure safety and quality for the consumer as organizations such as the FDA work to catch up to the boom in hemp production.

Ministry of Hemp

Ministry of Hemp is a great all-around resource if you’re looking to get another perspective hemp. Their goal is to educate consumers on the benefits of hemp and CBD and the Ministry of Hemp blog offers a great place to get caught up on all the latest news as well as fun historical articles about the role hemp has played historically. They also offer basic information about hemp and CBD such as the difference between CBD and THC, what Terpenes are, and the many uses for hemp, as well as reviews of CBD products. 
Perhaps their most interesting offering is the Ministry of Hemp podcast available on their site. They’ve created a wide-ranging set of content in which they bring important players in the world of hemp to talk about fresh topics like sex & CBD, sustainable construction, industrial hemp products, and perspectives on farming hemp. With new content made available every week, it’s definitely worth checking back on a regular basis!

Tak About Hemp

Tak About Hemp is a site run by Netaka White who has been developing his knowledge of hemp since 1988. He devotes himself to hemp business consulting, writing, and advocating for hemp in Vermont as well as running workshops on growing hemp at home. Tak About Hemp focuses on all aspects of the hemp industry from farming to hemp products, engaging topics such as artisanal hemp in Vermont and with a particular focus on the shift with regulations around hemp since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Hemp Inc.

Established in 2008, Hemp Inc. is at the forefront of hemp processing and creating new hemp-based products, all with the foundation of reducing environmental impact and disseminating the incredible properties of hemp. As a sustainability-focused public company, they are working to create green solutions with hemp to replace petroleum-based products. Hemp Inc. focuses almost entirely on the valuable fibers and non-CBD properties of the industrial hemp plant.  The Hemp Inc. blog is a great place to insight into the world of hemp outside of cannabidiol products and learn about their process of growing a sustainable, hemp focused business. Hemp Inc. also offers consulting for anyone interested in venturing into hemp production!

CBD School

CBD School is another excellent educational resource for all things cannabis, from medical marijuana to CBD, along with some great information and comparisons on the differences between CBD and THC in practical everyday uses such as aiding sleep. 

Like Ministry of Hemp, CBD School also hosts a long-running podcast (over 100 episodes to date) in which they discuss important hemp related topics with folks in the industry, interview members of the hemp & CBD community on all levels of the supply chain, and provide recaps of the latest news. With an aim to educate and help the community, CBD school provides tons of information on potential health benefits of CBD, times of days and ways to take it, as well as regularly updated reviews of hemp products and brands.
Don’t forget about your hair! Hemp tincture can be added to your shampoo, condition, hair oils or really anything – it’s up to you and your body. Just make sure you are using a whole plant full-spectrum hemp oil so you are getting all of the benefits of the phytonutrients, and that it’s third-party tested and grown without lots of chemicals and pesticides.

CBD Origin

CBD Origin is another great, in-depth education site that’s all about CBD. The site is chock full of well-researched information on hemp laws, news, reviews and more. One of its most unique offerings is the Library of Medical Studies which comprises a list of 50+ medical studies that have been or are currently being conducted on the effects of CBD on medical conditions. This extensive list of studies with links to research articles ranging from studies on CBD for anxiety to CBD for inflammation to CBD for sleep. The list is nearly exhaustive and an excellent resource for anyone hoping to learn more about cutting edge CBD research projects.
CBD Origin also features all the latest news on CBD including the ever-evolving laws and politics surrounding hemp & CBD, the industry as a whole, and culture.

CBD Woman

CBD Woman a.k.a Rachael has spent years researching CBD and shares her knowledge through her popular YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook. Rachael’s vlog explores a variety of topics, with a big focus on how CBD has personally helped her maintain her mental health. She uses a combination of research and experience to help guide viewers from a beginner’s intro to CBD and how it works, to how to calculate dosage for CBD, as well as recipes for homemade CBD edibles. Rachael’s channel is especially helpful for people just getting into hemp products who are curious to learn about someone’s first hand experience using it and the benefits she’s experienced.

Project CBD

Last but not least, Project CBD! A CBD-focused organization, Project CBD was established with a vision to change how the world sees hemp and cannabis, expanding its reach and ensuring that one day everyone can enjoy its benefits. They are a non-profit company with a focus on leading with truth and being an industry ally, providing workshops and education about CBD. They are also an excellent resource for information about CBD, including hemp. Their newsletter has articles on topics ranging from science to tech to product recommendations. They also have a great podcast and tons of videos.

Conclusion

It’s an exciting time for hemp and CBD and thanks to the internet, there’s really no shortage of information and knowledge to be gained about this fascinating industry. Given how new the industry is, it’s important to understand and vet where your information is coming from, and pay attention to who is disseminating it and why. 
Synchronicity prides itself on providing the highest quality information on hemp on the web, but with the range of options out there we encourage you to broaden your horizons! Whether you’re a long time consumer of hemp products or relatively new to the game, there’s always more to learn and each of these resources provides a unique point of view, specialized knowledge, and/or enjoyable content all about their favorite subject: hemp and hemp oil!

How To Make Hemp Oil A Part Of Your Daily Routine

Caring For Your Body: How To Make Hemp Oil Part Of Your Daily Routine

Hemp oil is easy to add to your daily routine and believe us, your body will thank you! 

Its therapeutic effects, along with the numerous untold benefits it can hold for overall well-being, are among the many reasons that a growing number of people are turning to hemp oil products to improve their lifestyles with a sense of wellness and balance. Pure hemp oil is quickly becoming one of the most popular natural remedies on the market. An uncommonly versatile product, there are innumerable ways to incorporate hemp oil into a daily routine. 

Here are a few ways to add hemp oil to your daily routine, we suggest giving a few of them a try, allowing you to choose what works best for your body and your lifestyle. 

1. Add Hemp Oil To Your Meals

It turns out that adding hemp oil to a meal isn’t just an easy way to incorporate it into your daily routine, it might also make a major difference to how effective the hemp oil is for your body! A recent study by the University of Minnesota found that consuming cannabinoids with high fatty food quadrupled the concentration of cannabinoids in participants’ bloodstream as opposed to when taken on an empty stomach. That means your body may get even more benefits from pairing your daily dose of hemp oil with a meal. 

Breakfast is an especially easy time to incorporate hemp – especially if you’re a fan of smoothies. You can add a dropper-full straight into the blender along with your protein powder, fruit, yogurt, etc., and not only look forward to absorbing extra amounts of those beneficial cannabinoids into your body but also an extra punch of flavonoids a.k.a powerful antioxidants that are also found in fruits and veggies. If you’re not a fan of smoothies you can always add it to your coffee (try subbing full-spectrum hemp oil for regular MCT oil in your butter coffee!) a glass of juice or your morning tea. Just make sure you eat something with it to help those cannabinoids absorb into your body!

If hemp oil in the morning isn’t your thing, you can easily incorporate hemp oil into any other meal throughout the day. Try adding it to salads instead of olive oil or mixing it into any other beverage throughout the day paired with a favorite snack. Or, if you’re not a fan of the unique taste of hemp oil, simply take a capsule before you eat to get the same benefits.

2. Pair Hemp Oil With Your Favorite Alcoholic Beverage

There is a lot of speculation around mixing alcohol and cannabinoids (a.k.a full-spectrum hemp oil.) Some people think it’s an incredible combination that brings out the best qualities of both substances, while others see no effect or don’t like it. There is speculation that it may help prevent some of the negative side effects associated with alcohol, or that it might contribute to a more pleasant relaxed experience. Some folks also find that it helps in recovery from those nasty hangover symptoms

The truth is we don’t know a lot just yet about it because very few studies have been done. Since none of this has been proven, your body is going to be the best expert on whether this is the right way for you to enjoy consuming hemp oil. This is where experimentation comes in! And it’s a pretty fun experiment to conduct. There are great recipes out there for cocktails created to combine and bring out the extra special flavors of hemp oil with other liquors. Just be sure to be safe and not go overboard while trying them out!  

3. Incorporate Hemp Oil Into Your Exercise Routines

Help your body out with a little hemp oil before or after exercising! More and more athletes are discovering the benefits of hemp oil for pain relief and performance improvement. From professional golfers to regular folks adding it to their yoga routine, hemp oil can be a great way to improve your exercise routine directly and indirectly for a range of reasons. We even wrote a blog post on it!

4. Rest & Relax With Hemp Oil

If you’re looking to bring greater calm and relaxation into your life you might find that incorporating hemp into rituals around relaxation for your body is the way to go! Hemp oil pairs wonderfully with a relaxing yoga class, meditation, or taken before sliding into a warm bath. (Better yet, add some hemp oil directly to the bathtub!) Hemp oil is also a wonderful addition to bedtime routines to help your body get more and better sleep. This is also a great time to incorporate topical forms of hemp oil, such as a salve or a roll-on. In these forms, hemp oil can be rubbed into sore muscles, or anywhere that you feel tension in your body so you can slide into bed with a feeling of peace. 

5. Add Hemp To Your Body Care Routine 

Hemp oil isn’t just good for your insides, it’s a nutrient-packed winner for your whole body! Try adding some hemp oil tincture to your existing body products such as lotion or serums and your body will thank you! We suggest adding a few drops to the palm of your hand and mixing it with whatever other product you want to pair it with to test how much you need to see the effects and to make sure your body likes it.

Another great method for adding hemp oil to your skincare routine is through face masks, you can either make your own or add a few drops to a store-bought mask. Between the cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes your face will get a powerful anti-inflammatory dose of antioxidants and nutrients. A topical salve can also be easily incorporated into an overall skincare routine either in addition to your existing products or as a special ointment for troublesome dry skin or other irritations. 

Don’t forget about your hair! Hemp tincture can be added to your shampoo, condition, hair oils or really anything – it’s up to you and your body. Just make sure you are using a whole plant full-spectrum hemp oil so you are getting all of the benefits of the phytonutrients, and that it’s third-party tested and grown without lots of chemicals and pesticides.

Conclusion

Whether you take hemp oil as a tincture added to your morning smoothie, in capsules or use it topically via salves or roll-ons, hemp oil is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. For those looking to support an active lifestyle, hemp oil presents a risk-free and non-intoxicating enhancement, while others may find that hemp oil offers all the same benefits to their days as a way to decompress and relax. Because hemp oil provides a safe wellness experience, you are free to experiment and discover the routine that works best for you and your body!

Discover Hemp – Hemp Leaf

Everything You Need To Know About Hemp And Hemp Oil: Past, Present, And Future

Hemp is an incredibly valuable plant with a complicated and shadowy history, a plant that has been grown by humans for thousands of years for its fibers, seeds, and medicinal properties. It has gone from being a medicine of emperors and queens to a dangerous narcotic in the eyes of the United States government, so how did it end up a ubiquitous ingredient in health foods available on the shelves of every grocery store across the country in 2019?

What Is Hemp?

Hemp, often referred to as industrial hemp, is a non-psychoactive varietal of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Hemp is rich in phytonutrients, including cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes.

Read below to find out more about its history, its properties, and the long road to legalization for this beneficial plant.

Cannabinoids – Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that set Cannabis Sativa apart. A diverse class of chemical compounds, they are the naturally occurring counterpart to chemicals produced by a very important system in the human body, the Endogenous Cannabinoid System (named after the plant which led to its discovery.) “Endocannabinoid” refers to cannabinoids that occur naturally in the body, while “phytocannabinoid” refers to those that occur naturally in plants. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids.

Flavonoids – Flavonoids are phytonutrients found most commonly in fruits and vegetables. These powerful antioxidants support the immune system and have anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids are associated with the health benefits of diets rich in fruits and vegetables.

Terpenes – Terpenes have anti-inflammatory properties, and behave very similarly to cannabinoids in the body. They are also responsible for the distinct smell that hemp and other cannabis plants have. 
When contained in full-spectrum hemp oil, terpenes contribute to a compounding nutritional effect called ‘true entourage effect™’, in which the benefits provided by the cannabinoids are increased by the presence of other nutrients contained in the plant.
Hemp is differentiated from the psychoactive form of cannabis, marijuana, by its very low levels of THC. To be considered industrial hemp, a plant must contain less than .3% of the cannabinoid THC. Also a varietal of Cannabis Sativa, marijuana generally contains the same number of cannabinoids as hemp but is grown for the psychoactive properties of THC and has no specified limit or quantity of THC.

What Is Hemp Used For?

Hemp is an incredibly diverse plant that is used to make anything from food, to textiles, to rope, to dietary supplements, to body care.
Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil – Full-spectrum hemp oil (not to be confused with hemp seed oil) is a tincture made from the stems and leaves of the hemp plant, capturing hemp’s valuable cannabinoids and phytonutrients. While some hemp oils are made with the primary purpose of capturing cannabinoids (specifically CBD) whole plant full-spectrum oil is made using the entire hemp plant and contains all of its phytonutrients including flavonoids and terpenes as well as cannabinoids. The result is a tincture with a powerhouse of phytonutrients.

Food – Hemp seeds have been used as a food source for thousands of years. They are an excellent source of protein, rich in omegas and high in unsaturated fatty acids and can be found in many health food products. From hemp milk to hemp cereal, to hulled hemp seeds, hemp is on the rise.

Clothing – Fibers from hemp have been used to make cloth and rope for millennia, and in the 21st century even big clothing companies have begun to sell clothing made from hemp. Hemp cloth is very similar to linen, with the added benefit of being hypoallergenic and non-irritating to the skin. It is also an environmentally friendly cloth, as hemp production takes significantly less water than other crops grown for textiles such as cotton.

Body Care – Hemp (mainly hemp seed oil) can be found in a range of body products from lotions to shampoos to soap. Hemp seed oil is used for its ability to moisturize and replenish the skin due to its high concentrations of essential fatty acids, including a balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6. Cannabinoids derived from hemp are also sometimes added to lotions and other body products for their soothing effect.

Plastic – Hemp is prolific and easy to grow which makes it a great option for producing bioplastics. Plastic made from hemp is recyclable, biodegradable, and has the potential to absorb carbon reducing the greenhouse effect. All in all a great alternative to petrochemical plastics.

Where Does Hemp Come From?

China is currently the top producer of hemp worldwide, growing nearly 70% of the world’s hemp as of 2019. However, since the United States legalized hemp cultivation in 2018, domestic hemp production has skyrocketed. The United States now ranks as the third-biggest producer of hemp in the world, just below Canada and above France and Chile. The vast majority of hemp in the United States is grown for the production of CBD, however, as hemp production increases we can expect to see more hemp grown for textiles and other purposes.
Historically hemp has been grown all over the world for nearly as long as humans have been farming and is even thought to have been what is known as a ‘camp follower’ during the period that humans were nomadic. Hemp was a valuable plant for early humans because it was easy to grow and the entire plant was usable. It is also adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions and climate and is very easy to grow with a high yield per acre.

Why Did Hemp Become Illegal In The United States?

To understand why hemp was criminalized in the United States it is essential to understand the history of THC heavy strains of Cannabis Sativa and the racially motivated policies surrounding its reputation. During prohibition in the United States, strains of cannabis high in THC began to be used recreationally, taking the place of alcohol. This, coupled with the fact that cannabis tinctures often contained opium or cocaine as well as cannabis, began to give cannabis a negative reputation as a narcotic.
When prohibition ended in 1930, the director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics Harry J. Anslinger began a campaign targeting cannabis as just that – a narcotic. Films such as Reefer Madness were produced to influence public opinion and gain support for “anti-marijuana” laws. Anslinger was also responsible for popularizing the designation “marijuana” as opposed to hemp or cannabis, as a part of his campaign, with the intention of creating a negative association with Mexican Americans.
Cannabis had some defenders including Fiorello La Guardia, the mayor of New York City at the time. La Guardia commissioned a study that showed no negative effects from cannabis usage, no indication that it was addictive, or that it was a problem among New York City youth. In spite of any evidence to the contrary, Anslinger remained firmly committed to his campaign.

What Was The Marihuana Act Of 1937?

Congress enacted the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 thanks to Harry Anslinger’s highly successful campaign against marijuana, which placed a tax on the sale of cannabis. The Marihuana Act enforced heavy taxes on every side of hemp production, making it much less economically viable to import or produce hemp in the United States resulting in a severe reduction in hemp production in the United States. Following the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 cannabis was also removed from the United States Pharmacopoeia in 1942.

What Is The Controlled Substances Act & What Does It Have To Do With Hemp?

The Controlled Substance Act was a federal statute that to this day regulates the importation, production, possession, use, and distribution of drugs, from pharmaceuticals to substances such as cannabis and LSD.
President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act into law in 1970 as a part of his “war on drugs.” This act designated all forms of cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug, the most restrictive classification a drug could receive. No differentiation was made between the varying forms of cannabis, and as a result, hemp production and use became as restricted as that of marijuana. Schedule 1 classification was reserved for drugs that were considered highly dangerous and which were determined to have no accepted medical use. Cannabis shared this classification with heroin and hallucinogens such as LSD and was classified in a higher category than cocaine, which was classified as a Schedule 2 drug.
This act ignored and prohibited the therapeutic use of cannabinoids in medicine and effectively prohibited research and production of all types of cannabis including non-psychoactive forms, completely disregarding the distinction between cannabis and hemp which would go almost entirely unrecognized for the next forty-plus years. It also contributed to the existing social stigma around cannabis as a dangerous substance and a gateway drug to other substances.

How Was Hemp Historically Viewed In The United States?

Hemp was an early agricultural product of the colonies and was a highly valued crop for almost three hundred years. When the Jamestown colony of Virginia was established, colonists were required to grow hemp to help reduce Britain’s reliance on outside sources. Despite its lower cash value for the colonists, the government often imposed mandatory hemp cultivation and by 1630 most colonists’ clothing was made from hemp.
Hemp’s position as a valuable crop in the United States would last well into the 20th century. In 1735 Massachusetts residents were even allowed to pay their taxes in hemp and in 1850 Hemp was added to the United States Pharmacopoeia in 1850, meaning that it was a legally recognized drug used for medicinal purposes.

What Changed Public Opinion About Hemp And Cannabis?

As the benefits of cannabinoids began to be more widely understood and acknowledged and the fear and misinformation stirred up by the War on Drugs lessened, public opinion and legislation began to change. By the 1990s the severity of the Substance 1 classification of cannabis began to be questioned more and more loudly, as did the call for growing industrial hemp again within the United States.
Views on marijuana also began to shift at this time. In the 1990s five states and D.C. passed medical marijuana laws, and in the 2000s eight additional states joined them. As of 2019, a total of 33 states and D.C. had legalized the medical use of marijuana.

What Is The 2014 Farm Bill And What Does It Have To Do With Hemp?

2014 Farm Bill began the process of once again legalizing hemp in the United States. The bill allowed institutions of higher education and state agriculture departments to grow hemp under a pilot program. It also defined the THC threshold which would define industrial hemp as under .3%.

What Is The 2018 Farm Bill?

The 2018 Farm Bill expanded on the work done by the 2014 Farm Bill, most importantly removing hemp from the controlled substances act. This allowed farmers across the United States to grow hemp agriculturally, rather than the few select groups which the 2014 Bill had opened it up to.
The 2018 Farm Bill also allows for the transportation of hemp across state lines.  While there continue to be restrictions on growing hemp (for example, if your hemp goes above the THC threshold even marginally your crops are no longer considered hemp) the 2018 Farm Bill essentially put hemp back into the category it belonged: an agricultural crop.
Since the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, hemp production increased by more than 300% and is expected to continue growing.

When Were The Medicinal Properties Of Hemp Discovered?

In 2800 BCE Chinese Emperor Shen Nung listed cannabis (i.e. hemp)  in his pharmacopeia, using it to treat rheumatism and poor memory. Several hundred years later hemp was recorded as being used to treat dysentery and fever in India and by 1,500 BCE its usage is recorded in Persia, France, Germany, and Greece. In 1649 the English herbalist Nicholas Culpeper wrote about using the seeds, roots, and the whole plant to treat inflammation and joint pain.
Cannabis was introduced to the western world in the early 19th century by Sir William Brooke O’Shaughnessy. O’Shaughnessy discovered the medical uses of cannabis while living in India and introduced it into Western medicine. He had used it to successfully treat pain in rheumatism as well as several significant incidents in which he used it to treat convulsions or seizures.
From this time forward, tinctures containing the plant became common in Europe and the United States (it’s even rumored that Queen Victoria herself used a tincture to reduce pain from menstrual cramps.) During this period, cannabinoids had not been individually identified and so the tinctures were probably made from hemp or cannabis that included both CBD and THC in equal parts.

What Research Has Been Conducted On The Medicinal Properties Of Hemp?

The properties of hemp have been the subject of research for hundreds of years. Cannabinoids were first identified in 1898 when researchers Dunstan and Henry managed to isolate a cannabinoid (or cannabinol as they called it) within hemp oil, but it would be almost a hundred years before additional research would further uncover what cannabinoids are and the role they play in a very important system in the human body.
In 1940 THC was synthesized for the first time in the United States in the laboratories of R. Adams and from that time on, researchers examined the effects of isolated cannabinoids on rats and mice in their laboratories. Although some researchers did not believe they existed, speculation that there were cannabinoid receptors in the body propelled much of the research in the latter half of the 20th century.
In the mid-1980s Allyn Howlett and William Devane provided conclusive evidence that cannabinoid receptors do indeed exist. In 1988 they identified that the brain has specialized receptors for cannabinoids. In 1990 the first receptor Cb1 (the receptor for THC) was identified in the brain, and 1993 the next cannabinoid receptor Cb2 (or as we know it, the receptor for CBD) was identified and found to be throughout the immune system and peripheral nervous system.
These cannabinoid receptors and the chemicals endocannabinoids produced by the body, constitute the ‘Endocannabinoid System’ (ECS for short.) Through continued research following these discoveries, scientists have become increasingly knowledgeable about how cannabinoids affect our bodies and the role that the ECS plays in regulating our systems.
Research has shown that the ECS may play an essential role in certain diseases and conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorders, some intestinal and cardiovascular diseases, excitotoxicity and traumatic head injury, and application of cannabinoids could provide a reduction in the severity of symptoms or slow down disease progression. Extensive research on CBD as a treatment for epilepsy has also been conducted, and the FDA recently approved the first CBD prescription drug Epidiolex for the treatment of two forms of epilepsy.

Why Don’t We Know More About The Properties Of Hemp & Cannabinoids?

Following the enactment of the Controlled Substances Act, scientific research on hemp or cannabis was fairly limited and a significant portion of the research that did happen was subsidized by NIDA (the National Institute on Drug Abuse) and devoted to researching negative effects of cannabis and THC.
Due to the restrictions of the CSA on growing Cannabis Sativa (cannabis for research purposes was available only through the NIDA Drug Supply Program) the quality of the hemp and marijuana plants used for research at this time was also very low and often included using plants that were moldy or were stored improperly which limited researchers’ ability to ascertain accurate results.

What Is Next For Hemp?

With the legalization of industrial hemp production and an ever-expanding market, research on the properties of hemp is an important next step as is an increased public understanding, education, and regulation around hemp products that contain CBD. Economic growth through hemp production continues to be explored and developed in the United States and we can expect to see market share continue to grow as the United States vies with Canada and China for the top spot in hemp production.
Barriers to research on cannabinoids are slowly but surely coming down as hemp becomes widely available and more and more studies on the therapeutic effects of CBD and THC receive funding. The legalization of hemp production not only opened it up as a consumer product; it also means that researchers can finally get their hands on quality hemp for research as well as sustainability studies and studies around hemp farming practices.
Research initiatives such as The UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative are committed to filling the gap of scientific knowledge surrounding cannabis, particularly its potential for therapeutic uses on the body, brain, and mind as well as societal impacts, while initiatives such as the New York State Industrial Hemp Research Initiative are focused on economic development and growth through hemp. New York State alone has committed $10 million in funding to this research with the goal not only of increasing the economic viability of hemp but also providing education.
Companies are also addressing sustainability and farming practices such as the initiative to research regenerative organic hemp farming announced by Charlotte’s Web in partnership with the Rodale Institute & Natural Care in July of 2019.

Conclusion

With almost limitless applications and possibilities the renewed interest, production (and legal status!) of hemp makes this an incredibly exciting time. There are still many questions regarding hemp and its properties that need to be answered, particularly its medical applications, however preliminary studies of the medical benefits of cannabinoids are opening up new possibilities for difficult to treat chronic illnesses, pain relief, and general wellness. Whether you’re looking for new clothes, health benefits, or a more sustainable plastic hemp has a lot to offer. It is an unquestionably beneficial plant whose applications we can only expect to see grow in the coming years.

Hemp In Colorado

Why The Highest Quality Hemp Grows In Colorado

Colorado produces some of the most important research on hemp farming practices, cutting edge legislation, and the highest quality hemp products in the world. Have you ever been curious about how Colorado became the state known for its legislation around cannabis? And what exactly are the laws surrounding hemp cultivation in Colorado? 

Read on for a history of hemp in Colorado, information on the laws around hemp as they stand today, who is growing hemp in Colorado, and more.

Public Opinion On Hemp In Colorado

It’s no secret that Colorado has been hemp and cannabis-friendly for decades. As one of the earliest states to pass medical marijuana laws, and later to legalize recreational use of cannabis, Colorado is known internationally for its relaxed attitude towards cannabis. 

For over twenty years, citizens of Colorado have been fighting to overturn the designation of cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug. In the 1990’s activists in Colorado began petitioning for legalization and in November 2000 Colorado passed the first statewide medical marijuana law. 

In 2005 Denver voters passed a bill that decriminalized possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults, and in 2006 a bill to decriminalize marijuana statewide made its way onto the ballot but failed after it received only 41% of the vote.

In November 2012 Amendment 64 passed in Colorado, legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults over the age of 21 making Colorado one of the first states in the country to legalize recreational marijuana. The economic benefits of cannabis production in Colorado began to sway even some of its strongest detractors, and after the 2018 Farm Bill passed, the rush to grow hemp and produce hemp products in Colorado has sometimes been referred to as a second “Gold Rush.”

How Long Has Colorado Been Growing Hemp?

Colorado farmers have been growing industrial hemp since 2014. Colorado’s Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana and passed in 2012, also included a directive to create legislation around the production and cultivation of industrial hemp. This meant that in 2013 – a full year before the 2014 Farm Bill passed to allow hemp pilot programs across the country – Colorado began working on laws around hemp production, designating the Colorado Department of Agriculture to be in charge of regulating all hemp production. 

Colorado hemp production began in earnest in 2014 after the Colorado State Hemp Program was formed and, thanks to Amendment 64, Colorado was able to issue licenses for hemp cultivation to both research institutions and commercial growers, unlike most other states.

How Does Colorado Regulate Hemp?

The 2018 Farm Bill gives states the right to regulate the production of agricultural hemp themselves, and Colorado is poised to do so. To this end, the Colorado Senate unanimously adopted a resolution to reduce federal regulation of hemp farming in the state and adjust the regulations proposed by the FDA regarding hemp production. From the beginning, hemp farmers in Colorado have had a say in legislation around hemp cultivation and much of the legislation around hemp in Colorado has been written or informed by the people themselves who are producing hemp and this resolution was no different.

Since 2014 Colorado has focused on creating policies that treat hemp as an agricultural product and that protect both farmers and consumers. The DEA poses some of the most challenging issues facing hemp farmers and producers in Colorado, particularly the mandate to destroy any hemp crops that exceed the 0.3% THC limitation designated by the 2018 Farm Bill. (The DEA continues to be involved in industrial hemp production due to the presence of traces of THC in hemp and THC’s continued classification as a Schedule 1 drug.) 

Like the 2018 Farm Bill, Colorado state law requires that industrial hemp tests at or below 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. However, given the variability of hemp crops and the challenge of keeping THC levels consistent across growing and storage conditions Colorado lawmakers propose a more lenient approach, allowing remediation for hemp crops that test at a higher level of THC. 

How Much Hemp Is Grown In Colorado?

Since 2018 Farm Bill passed hemp production has skyrocketed in Colorado. In 2019 hemp production nearly tripled, going from 30,000 to over 80,000 acres of farmland devoted to hemp, making Colorado the highest producing state in the United States. Production is only expected to increase in 2020, as the so-called “gold rush” or “green rush” continues.

Who Is Growing It?

Hemp is being grown all over the state, in fact, as of January 2020 more than 3,000 registrants were active in 52 of the 64 counties in Colorado. While some farms were started exclusively to grow hemp, many hemp farmers in Colorado were growing other agricultural products and have converted some or all of their land over to hemp farming. To grow hemp in Colorado, you must be licensed through the Colorado Department of Agriculture – it is still illegal for individuals to grow hemp without a license. 

How Is Hemp Processed In Colorado?

Hemp products such as raw hemp or hemp seeds are fairly straight forward and do not require any special licensing. However, hemp that is intended to be used for cannabinoid-based products (CBD isolate or full-spectrum hemp oils) involves a special form of processing, which in turn requires a separate license from that of growing hemp. Many farmers whose crops are grown for that purpose simply use a hemp processor, an industry that is growing quickly in Colorado which just saw the construction of the largest hemp processor in the country. Others (like Synchronicity) control the entire process from growing it to producing the end product.

Resources On Hemp In Colorado

  • Colorado Department Of Agriculture – The Colorado Department of Agriculture regulates the production of hemp across the state and is the best resource for learning about the laws and regulations governing hemp cultivation.
  • The Hemp Resource Center At Colorado State University – An organization that spearheads some of the biggest research projects on hemp in the state, the Hemp Resource Center at CSU is a great source for academic information pertaining to hemp growing in Colorado. They will also be hosting the National Hemp Research & Education Conference in March 2020.
  • The Colorado Hemp Project – The Colorado Hemp Project is an organic farming consultancy based in Denver, Colorado. They assist farmers throughout the United States with industrial hemp seeds appropriate for farming as well as research and information on growing hemp. 

Conclusion 

Due to early advocacy of industrial hemp, Colorado hemp producers and legislation are leading the way for the rest of the United States. From experienced farmers and processors to a thoughtful, invested legislative system, the state is in an excellent position to continue leading in the hemp industry for years to come.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and Parenting: Tricks and Products That Make The Day Easier

Parenting is difficult. No matter how hard you try, it can feel like you’re always behind on something, forgetting something, or simply about to lose your mind. From a lack of sleep to juggling too many tasks while kids run around screaming, it’s enough to make even the sanest of people go a little crazy.

When taking a day off from work and kids and life isn’t an option, full-spectrum hemp oil and parenting are the perfect match. CBD (cannabidiol) is getting a lot of press recently, and for good reason. Within full-spectrum hemp oil, the whole plant is used and that means that all the cannabinoids are present, including CBD. 

Parents across the US are advocating for full-spectrum hemp oil (CBD). There has long been a negative connotation around cannabis in society, but as legislation has changed and hemp is now federally legal, the floodgates have been opened and parents are opening up about full-spectrum hemp oil use in conjunction with parenting and relieving stress. 

Whether it’s stress, aches and pains, or trouble sleeping, full-spectrum hemp oil can help parents find relief while allowing them to be more present with their kids and spouses.

Many parents are now speaking openly about using full-spectrum hemp oil and how it has helped improve their lives overall, and this includes parenting. The days of hiding are coming to an end as many parents are sharing success stories of becoming better and more empathetic parents. 

In the current political and cultural climate, self-care is being prioritized by the masses. Gone are the days of working to the bone and breaking down or burning out. We are being encouraged and supported to take care of our needs first so that we can better give love to our families and other obligations. 

Luckily for parents, there are many ways to incorporate full-spectrum hemp oil and CBD into their lives to make everything feel a little easier and more enjoyable. Because at the end of the day, if you’re not having fun with your kids, you’re missing out on so much!

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and Parenting

After a long day of work, a new life starts for parents where they put on a different hat for a different role. Many adults turn to alcohol at the end of the day to take the edge off and relax. While this may work for some, it’s not a sustainable or healthy solution for all. In an article in LA Weekly, the topic was explored and stated: “Parents are 52 percent more likely than non-parents to replace alcohol with cannabis, and 26 percent more likely to replace opiates.” 

As CBD and full-spectrum hemp oil is becoming more and more normalized, we are also seeing more and more candid conversations about usage. The stigma around hemp is changing and that is opening up a lot of doors for people who can benefit from the many healing properties of full-spectrum hemp oil. 

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Stressed Parents

Raising humans, going to work, and maintaining a relationship can all create their own amounts of stress. When combined into one life, this can push stress into anxiety. With anxiety disorders on the rise and many stressed parents unsure of how to manage, full-spectrum hemp oil is a wonderful solution. Studies are finding that stress can be eased from the CBD and true entourage effect™of full-spectrum hemp oil.

As mentioned above, full-spectrum hemp oil is a much better way to manage stress then turning to alcohol as it doesn’t have any psychoactive effects, you can be fully functional and even drive, and there is no dependency. Taking full-spectrum hemp oil on the way home from work, while cooking dinner, or even while helping with homework can allow parents to ease stress while remaining present and lucid.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Tired Parents

Sleep is likely the #1 thing parents complain about not getting. No sleep is compounded by stress, stress is compounded by no sleep. To live a vibrant and healthy life, sleep is vital. It can be hard to fall asleep after a long day in the life of a parent, and that’s where full-spectrum hemp oil comes in. 

Studies are finding that CBD is linked to longer and better sleep. Insomnia affects millions of Americans, parents included, and sleep aids with terrible side effects like sleepwalking or hallucinations aren’t ideal with small children in the house. Full-spectrum hemp oil is a much safer and sustainable way to get your 8 hours and wake up feeling rested. 

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Achy Joints and Muscles

Let’s face it, chasing kids around, playing games, commuting, and sitting at work all day is the perfect storm for achy joints and muscles. When you’re a parent, you want to be able to play with the kids, do your own exercise, and feel great the rest of the day. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for many parents and aches and pains not only keep them away from playing fully with their kids, but also keep them awake at night and away from their own hobbies and activities.

Topical full-spectrum hemp oil, typically in a balm or salve, is a great way to relieve localized pain and get on with the day. With zero psychoactive effects, rubbing some full-spectrum hemp oil salve into your knees, hips, hands, back, or anywhere with pain will keep parents going and allow more presence with kids. The Arthritis Foundation is advocating for the use of CBD as a treatment for pain, and we couldn’t agree more. 

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for More Connection

Beyond the stress, lack of sleep, and achy body that comes with being a parent, the most important thing is to connect with kids. Children are incredibly malleable in their younger years and small traumas can last well into adulthood. Feeling loved, getting enough attention, and feeling safe are on the top of the list for kids. However, a stressful day can take a parent away from this vital connection with their children, understandably so. 

Full-spectrum hemp oil users have reported less depression, more energy, better sleep, less stress, pain relief, and so much more! When those things are off the table and out of sight, there’s more time and energy to spend connecting with children and creating a bond that will raise well-rounded children.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Parents

With the boom in the CBD industry and so many new companies and products in the market, it can be hard to know what to buy and from whom. Full-spectrum hemp oil from a reputable company is going to deliver the best-quality product with the highest-quality effects.

It truly matters where you buy your full-spectrum hemp oil from to ensure that you’re getting what you’re paying for. With so much in the news about CBD and full-spectrum hemp oil, it can be confusing to know where to start. A company like Synchronicity clearly displays their third-party certificate of analysis on the website along with education of the process, how full-spectrum hemp oil works, reviews, and transparency in ingredients. You know you’re getting what you’re paying for at Synchronicity and can rest assured that the highest-quality product will be shipped to you anywhere in the US. 

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