By The Sea
We’ve rounded up our We’d Recommend It goodies for your perusal. With a big Thank You to CBTS staff and supporters who shared their picks, we present the following products and services to enhance daily life. Read on for the full spectrum of suggested products. (Get yourself something, too.)
From Volume I, Issue 1 - Spring Issue
Autumn Brands Purple Vape Punch
Grown under the coastal sun. Autumn Brands uses California’s enviable climate and perfect growing conditions to bring the best flower to you. Described as “flavors of berries and cream with a hint of sweetness,” the Purple Punch Vape is a beautiful cross of Larry OG x GDP. Exacting standards and pride of craftsmanship ensure a cannabis best. Plus, we really like that Autumn Brands is a family farm and 50% female owned. If your dispensary does not carry it, ask them to. autumnbrands.com
Humble Flower Relief Balm
Out of the famed redwood forests of Humboldt County, the Humble Flower company provides for a luxurious cannabis skincare experience. And their Relief Balm is pretty awesome, too. The mix of olive oil, shea butter, arnica, and lavender with cannabis bring quick relief to stressed muscles and joints. It also works miracles on inflammation. Humble Flower products are available in dispensaries. Their CBD line is available for national shipping. humbleflowercannabis.com
Petra Mints stakes claim as manufacturers of California’s first microdosed cannabis infused mints. And we are glad they did. Not only has the non-intimidating 2.5 mg microdose-sized mints introduced countless people to the wellness aspects of cannabis, they provide consistency for a low dose throughout the day. There are a variety of flavors (Morroccan Mint and Saigon Cinnamon are just two) that come packaged in purse-sized tins. Very discreet. kivaconfections.com
CANN Cannabis Infused Social Tonic
Want to try a different experience? Check CANN, a carbonated drink with 2 mg of THC and 4 mg of CBD. Not a soda, but a “social tonic,” CANN gives a nice, social buzz because it is a beverage. The effects are felt within 10 minutes and subside in about an hour. There are taste choices, too, such as Blood Orange Cardamom and Grapefruit Rosemary. Buy in a dispensary or visit the Web site for delivery options. drinkcann.com
Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm
Releaf Balm works on pain. Papa & Barkley makes this balm with the whole plant and organic oils, such as eucalyptus and lavender. Simply apply to skin. The calming scent and warmth work wonders on the body. Purchase at a dispensary or their Web site. papaandbarkley.com
Kikoko's Cannabis Tincture: NIGHT
With 5 mg CBN and 2 mg THC, Kikoko’s tincture for nighttime is a garden pathway to dreamland. Made with chamomile, rose, and a hint of melatonin, NIGHT induces sleep more quickly and makes for a groggy-free morning. Kikoko is well known for its teas; we think soon they will be as well known for NIGHT.
At dispensaries or visit the Web site. kikoko.com
From Volume I, Issue 2 - Summer Issue
Wear this mask indoors, to indulge your skin with a shot of anti-aging CBD. Mantra Mask is a powerful blend of 30mg of CBD and collagen, rye seed extract, and pomegranate peptides. Applying couldn’t be easier. Open package, unfold mask (a facial sheet, if you will), apply to clean skin. Rest and relax for 15 or 30 minutes or longer. Voila! — noticeably more beautiful skin. Made from an all-natural formula, Mantra Mask tightens and smooths fine lines and wrinkles. They are pure CBD, and there are different varieties for all skin types. mantramask.com.
“It’s not you, it’s menopause.” That’s the belief of the wonderful women of Hello Again, a company addressing the lack of cannabis products for the female market. Hello Again harnesses the power of cannabis in a vaginal suppository helping to ease sleeping problems, mental fog, and low energy and libido — common symptoms of menopause. Daytime is 8 CBD:1 THC, and sleep is 4 THC:1 CBD. Reports from satisfied customers include a suggestion to change the company name to “Come Again.” At dispensaries or visit helloagainproducts.com.
With four categories of cannabis edibles from which to choose, it’s nearly impossible to choose a favorite KIVA item. Especially since the merch comes in different flavors and strengths. KIVA’s Camino gummies rate high with consumers for its consistency and predictability with dosing. There are seven gummy varieties. The “Excite” blend is Sativa dominant delivering an uplifted, socially acceptable, mood enhancement. The word on the street is that it isn’t too “exciting” as to interfere with a good night’s sleep. Bonus: The gummies are perforated, marked, and indented for half doses, if desired. Available at dispensaries or visit kivaconfections.com.
Nano CBD gummies. Vegan Fruit Chews. Not your Boomer’s cannabis, that’s for sure. Aqueous products are produced by Santa Barbara-based Infused by EpicTM, which uses nanotechnology to create water soluble CBD emulsions from the highest-grade oils. (They come in a cute, handy tin, too. And are gluten free.) Aqueous takes pride in getting the most from pure hemp extract. Available at dispensaries or visit aqueouswellness.com
Blue Dream CBD Flower
This is the first CBD flower grown by industry pioneer Autumn Brands. “It’s delish!” is the feedback. Canna-connoisseurs share that Blue Dream CBD Flower is a euphoric high, plus the heavy CBD content adds a therapeutic value. Check out these stats — Blue Dream CBD 7 Pre-Roll Pack: 11% THC, 5% CBD and 18.5% total cannabinoids; Blue Dream CBD Flower: 12.5% THC, 7.7% CBD, and 24% total cannabinoids. Available at dispensaries. autumnbrands.com.
The all-female run Om Edibles™ provides the natural restorative power of plant medicine in products that enhance self-care, wellness, and enjoyment. The gummies are a customer favorite and the honey lavender is one of many flavors available. Suitable for adult and medical use, OM Edibles are gluten free and only tested on humans.
Available at dispensaries or omedibles.org.
From Volume I, Issue 3 - Fall Issue
B12 Asteroids Broad Spectrum Gummies
From the cannabis pioneers in the Rocky Mountain state, Infinite CBD’s B12 Asteroids Broad Spectrum Gummies come in 25mg doses of relief and recharging. Each yuzu-flavored gummy also has 1,000 micrograms of B12. Plus, we like the messaging on the website: “With a dedication to improving quality of life across the globe, this variation of CBD is catered to those who need quick attention to their problem areas.” More details at Infinitecbd.com
Trokie Pain Patch
Two thumbs up for Trokie’s patch. Wait, make it a jump for joy since the pain is gone. The 4” x 5.75” sized patch, which can be cut to size, packs a powerful punch of relief. Made with 25mg of non-GMO CBD, lidocaine, and menthol, the patch is perfect for muscle soreness, joint discomfort, and other aches, such as arthritis. No THC makes it suitable for ages 12 and up. Check trokie.com to see where Trokie is sold near you. Trokie.com
Restore: CBD + Turmeric Tincture
Vital Body Therapeutics products have been made by massage therapists with more than 20 years experience in treating pain. And it shows and feels it. In addition to the women owned and operated company’s line of topicals using broad spectrum hemp oil and therapeutic herbs as well as bath salts, we are in love with Restore: CBD + Turmeric Tincture. A daily dose under the tongue has resulted in less inflammation and pain in joints among CBTS test kitchen personnel. Vital Body Therapeutics accommodates the retail and wholesale markets at vitalbodytherapeutics.com. The website also offers lots of information on CBD, nutrition, and general wellness.
Vital Leaf Full-Spectrum CBD
We like how the CBD is described as “plant-forward.” Vital Leaf’s CBD Capsules use CO2 extracted water-soluble full-spectrum hemp extract and is very potent in conquering pain. The capsules provide a predictable dosage, sometimes lacking in edibles and tinctures. The travel size packaging allows for discretion and convenience. Shop at Vitalleaf.com.
From Volume I, Issue 4 - Winter Issue
Huckleberry Hybrid Enhanced Gummies
Wyld is a Portland, Oregon-based cannabis company known for edibles in origami-styled boxes with gorgeous artwork. May we suggest you try the Huckleberry hybrid enhanced gummies? One CBTS staff member finds them “excellent, especially for sleeping at night.” They are mighty delish, too. If huckleberry is not your thing, there are a variety of other flavors from which to choose. Wyld products are widely available in dispensaries. Find the closest outlet to you at wyldcanna.com.
Happy Dance Whipped Body Butter
Saved by the Bell. Actress Kristen Bell’s new line of CBD skincare is called Happy Dance and the craze is sweeping the nation. We’re loving how the Whipped Body Butter, 200 mg of CBD from premium full spectrum hemp extract, moisturizes dry, cracked winter skin. Not to mention the COVID-inspired increase in handwashing creating even drier and cracked-er skin. Available online at doahappydance.com. Check out the subscription plans, too. Now, get dancin’.
Chili Lime Crackers
Like manna from heaven, the Chili Lime Crackers are the perfect antidote for the sometimes overly sweet edible. This savory snack from Heavenly Sweet Co. is made with the best THC to ensure the best in adult mental recreation. A single 1-inch square cracker delivers a big punch, so go slowly. Kind of challenging with these tasty treats. Available at dispensaries. Learn which ones at heavenlysweet.com.