February 26th, 2020 by Hannah Laing
By Op-Ed Blogger Quinton Charles & Hannah Laing
Getting through the last of the winter blues!
With spring around the corner, I’m sure I’m not the only one who is excited. Camping, trips to the beach, walks outside, and the countless other outdoor activities that become an option when the snow melts and temperatures heat up. Even if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that snow never falls, the days still get longer (and warmer).
It’s been several months of winter now, and there is only one month remaining: March. For most, it will be a normal month, filled with longer days and better spirits than those of the previous three months. That being said, we all may need some tips on how to last this final month.
Are You S.A.D?
What is that? S.A.D…Seasonal Affective Disorder is a seasonal disorder that affects nearly 11 million Americans yearly. While most people are sluggish, tired, and a bit melancholy during the winter months, someone with S.A.D. would find it difficult to even get out of bed. Think of the winter blues carried to an extreme. That’s what S.A.D. is.
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February 19th, 2020 by Hannah Laing
by Quinton Charles, Op-ed blogger
What is it?
Here at Green Wellness Life, our focus is on hemp-based CBD products. CBD isn’t the same as THC, right? So why is it relevant? Great question – let’s talk about it.
First, it needs to be understood that most CBD products (unless they specify that they are THC-free) contain some trace amounts of THC. We’ll discuss that, along with what types of zero-THC products are available and how they come to be. We’ll also cover why anyone would go out of their way to look for zero-THC products, and which ones we carry. Ready to go?
What is THC? What’s it have to do with CBD?
THC is an abbreviation of the name of a chemical compound: tetrahydrocannabinol. It is one of the 100+ compounds found in the cannabis plant (especially within the flowers) in varying degrees of potency. Often found in high-concentrations within marijuana plants and products, THC is the chemical responsible for the “high” that is associated with cannabis smoking.
So what is it doing in CBD products? As a part of the cannabis plant, THC naturally occurs in certain amounts alongside CBD. The two compounds actually have an inverse relationship. As the level of CBD in a plant increases, the amount of THC decreases. There are certain strains of marijuana that have very low THC levels due to their high concentration of CBD. Pretty cool, right? Read the rest of this entry »
January 31st, 2020 by Hannah Laing
by Op-Ed blogger Quinton Charles
A Leader In The CBD Industry!
Last week we put out a blog that talked about leaders in the hemp industry. One of the names mentioned was the Stanley Brothers and Charlotte’s Web. So what is Charlotte’s story?
Who Is Charlotte?
There was a girl named Charlotte Figi; she had what is known as Dravet syndrome (a syndrome in which the sufferer experiences frequent and prolonged seizures, usually starting at six months of age). Charlotte, from Colorado, had been given every other treatment option possible before her parents convinced two licensed doctors to prescribe medical marijuana. They began to try out different strains on her to see if any would help? As their supply began to run out, they sought help from the Stanley brothers, one of Colorado’s largest marijuana growers. With the goal of alleviating Charlotte’s pain, the Stanley Brothers went to work trying to find a way to use cannabis to address the symptoms of Dravet syndrome in Charlotte. The brothers had crossbred a strain of marijuana with industrial hemp and it showed potential for medical purposes.
After a few years of testing different strains on Charlotte, the Stanley Brothers found one that really worked – now named Charlotte’s Web – that reduced her seizures to just two or three per month, down from about 300 per week. She and her story were featured in the 2013 CNN documentary, Weed. After this exposure, Charlotte began to be considered the girl who changed the perception of cannabis as medicine. Her mother has also been overjoyed at the success. She has stated that Charlotte “can walk – she’s not in her wheelchair at all – and she’s talking. She couldn’t talk before, and now she’s talking. It’s been a totally life-changing event, totally life-changing medicine.”
After helping Charlotte, and the subsequent media exposure, the Stanley Brothers found that they were being contacted by an increasing number of people seeking help for similar ailments to those of Charlotte. They decided to set up a hemp company to help all of those people fulfill their CBD needs without a need for a medical marijuana card. That company is Charlotte’s Web (CW Hemp) named after the girl who started it all. Read the rest of this entry »