CEOs, Dog Lovers, and Moms Flock to Dispensaries on Easter, Earth Day, and “420” Weekend as Cannabis Safety, CBD Offerings, and Legitimacy Evolve
Years ago few would have imagined a Richard Branson type executive strolling shamelessly through a Cannabis dispensary – let alone investing in one. Years ago mothers and pet lovers would not have seen themselves ordering CBD products for their little ones. Years ago no one would have anticipated the “Drive High get a DUI” lighted signs scattered across the California freeways over Easter/Passover weekend. Which, this year, happened to be the weekend of 420 (April 20th) also known as “Cannabis Culture Day”.
However, years ago few foresaw the outpouring of concern over opioids and prescription sleep aids. This, coupled with the increased selection of Cannabis products and investment by pharmaceutical groups, wine companies, and software companies, has taken Cannabis out of the “Cheech and Chong” smoky haze and brought it into the boardroom, the medical office, and the homeroom.
At this year’s EXPO West (Anaheim, CA), the largest natural products tradeshow in the United State, “full spectrum CBD” Cannabis hemp exhibitors were in full force, touting not only the variety but also the legitimacy of Cannabis. According to BioPulse Laboratories’ CEO Nick Pargaz, a Nano Technology expert and Cannabis industry advocate, “EXPO West 2019 was a great indicator as to the potential of the CBD “Gold Rush”. I am excited to see Intellectual Property and scientific collaboration becoming more and more prevalent in the Cannabis arena. For example, CBD water solubility and Nano technology have become a craze for beverage and liquid based brands. This is starting to get fun!”
BioPulse Labs technology allows their innovative group to blend full spectrum oils and isolates smoothly into liquid based formulations complete with 3rd party testing. BioPulse is one of a growing list of technology companies investing time and effort in advocating and demystifying the Cannabis industry such that everyone can embrace the benefits of this plant without shame.
Before we go much further let’s get one thing clear. Marijuana and hemp are not one in the same. The Cannabis plant family includes both hemp and marijuana as varieties. However, for a Cannabis plant to be classified as hemp it must contain less than 0.3% THC by volume. The majority of CBD oils and other CBD products come from hemp. This is why CBD is seeing such a spike in popularity – anyone can go online and have CBD delivered to their home or office.
Science is increasingly confirming the “entourage” benefits of full spectrum CBD (which includes less than 0.3% THC), as well as countering past concerns about the addictive nature and “gateway drug” potential of Cannabis.
A study published by the Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research, which compared CBD isolate to full-plant extract, concluded: “in all of the tests, the isolated CBD was ineffective both before and after a certain dosage, while the effectiveness of the full-spectrum solution continued to increase as higher doses were administered.”
It’s time to rethink Cannabis and the role it can play in our lives. It’s time to reconsider that trip to your local (or online) dispensary where friendly and knowledgeable Cannabis folks are waiting with answers to your questions – and extra “edibles” for your check out bag.
About BioPulse Labs
BioPulse Nano Labs is a Nanotechnology formulating and bottling company specializing in hydration and nutrition liquid based products.