Updated: Aug 24
Hey there! If you've been hearing a lot about hemp derived cannabinoid products lately and are curious about what's available, how it's made, and why people are raving about them, this is the perfect intro!
🌱 From Farm to You: The Hemp Cannabinoid Journey
Cultivation: It all starts with growing hemp. Our members and other growers make sure the hemp plants are grown in compliance with State and Federal regulations.
Extraction: Here, we get the cannabinoids from the hemp plants. Most top brands use CO2 extraction. It's safe and clean. Solvents like ethanol can also be used for extraction.
Refinement: Removing the bits we don't need. This involves further chemistry steps like distillation or crystallization.
Testing: Ensuring quality and safety. Third party labs are used to provide independent verification of quality, consistency, and purity.
Manufacturing: Turning hemp into the cannabinoid products we love. Check out the list of all the types of products below!
Distribution: Getting those products to stores and online shops.
There are at least 10 different product categories in the hemp cannabinoid space
🌿 Different Hemp Cannabinoid Products You Can Find
Tinctures and Oils: The classic! Great for adding to food or taking under the tongue.
Edibles: Think gummies, chocolates, and any of your favorite snack foods.
Topicals: Lotions, balms, and patches for direct skin application.
Capsules and Tablets: Perfect for those who like a consistent dose.
Smokes, Vapes, and Inhalers: For those who prefer to inhale their cannabinoids.
Pet Products: Hemp can be for animals too.
Beauty Products: Skincare, haircare, and makeup.
Beverages: From soft drinks, teas, and even infused in coffee or beer.
Intravenous Injection: A less common method, but it's gaining traction.
Mucosal Absorption: Think suppositories or nasal sprays.
🛍️ Where Can You Buy Hemp Cannabinoid Products?
Whether you're an online shopper or love visiting physical stores, hemp derived cannabinoids are available for you. From specialized boutiques to your local pharmacy and even some grocery stores, it's everywhere! And the marketing? It's all about wellness and holistic health so look for hemp in these sections of websites and stores.
🌸 What's in Your Hemp Cannabinoid Product?
While CBD is typically the star, some products might also have:
D9 THC in small amounts
D8 THC as the star ingredient instead of CBD for those who are looking for a more recreational experience
CBG, CBN, CBC, and more.
You might see labels like "full-spectrum", "broad-spectrum", or "isolates". These just tell you about the type of cannabinoid compounds in the product.
💆 Why Do People Use Hemp Derived Cannabinoids?
Brands often highlight these benefits:
Easing stress and anxiety.
Helping with sleep.
Relieving pain and inflammation.
Boosting overall wellness.
In States where there is no legal medical or recreational cannabis market, it is the only way to legally access cannabinoids.
💡 How Much Should You Take?
Doses vary! You might see anything from 5mg to 100mg per serving or even higher. It all depends on the product, its purpose, and the personal preferences of the consumer.
As a consumer, you can verify the purity and potency of a product you are considering purchasing by scanning the QR code printed on the label. If the label doesn't have a QR code on it, you can request a Certificate of Analysis (COA) from the manufacturer.
There you have it! A quick guide to hemp derived cannabinoids. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned user, we hope this sheds some light on the current hemp cannabinoid product market. Happy exploring! 🌟
Note: Always consult with a healthcare professional before trying new products.