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Featured in Smoke and Vape Magazine 2016:

Please educate our readers that haven’t yet heard of CBD.

Cannabidiol, or “CBD” for short, is just one of many active cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Through current scientific and clinical research, much of which is sponsored by the U.S. government, it is proving to be a phenomenal compound. Unlike its counterpart, THC, one does not get “high” using CBD, but can still gleen many of the physical benefits that cannabinoids have been shown to offer. However, since it is a product of the cannabis plant, that does tend to cause confusion, as well as several misconceptions.

Can you explain these misconceptions revolving around cbd?

There is a negative stigma surrounding the cannabis plant due to the relationship it shares with medical and recreational marijuana. We aim to change that. While it is true that the marijuana plant is the main source of cannabinoids, primarily THC, that’s only one side of the equation. The other member of the cannabis family that everyone is becoming rapidly acquainted with, is known as the hemp plant. Hemp is very remarkable in its own right, but what is even more remarkable is its unique characteristic of having a naturally low THC content while simultaneously containing a substantial amount of CBD.

Marijuana, whether medical or recreational, is only legal to grow/possess in a handful of states, and generally requires appropriate licenses or medical recommendations. How does this apply to hemp and CBD?

The amount of misinformation surrounding hemp and CBD is a very large issue which we would like to clear up. To be legal, CBD must be derived from industrial hemp that is grown and imported from outside the United States, and must contain less than 0.3% THC content. While that may seem odd to many of us, we are still under the jurisdiction of the law, and some unsavory manufactures severely jeopardize the very business owners and consumers they distribute to by not disclosing this fundamental information. Hemp grown in the US however, falls under a very different set of regulations. According to the Agricultural Act of 2014, industrial hemp may only be grown domestically for the purposes of research conducted under a registered agricultural pilot program or academic research. In other words, hemp grown in the US is only legal for approved research purposes and may not be sold across state lines.

Now that we have some background on what CBD is, and the difference between marijuana and hemp, can you tell us more about your product, CBD Drip?

CBD Drip is the first product of its kind sold on the market, and also has the unique distinction of being the Official Vape Additive. What we’ve done is taken the power of CBD, and harnessed it into a concentrated additive designed to be compatible with any type of vaping device. You can mix it with your favorite e-liquid to give it a CBD kick, or for the power users among us, skip the dilution and add CBD Drip directly in your drip mod or tank. Everybody is different and may require more or less than the next person, so that’s why we engineered multiple products hence our Gold, Platinum, and Onyx, that can be used by anyone, anytime, in any amount they deem necessary. Although the product is intended for vaping, CBD Drip is still a powerhouse product because we use only food grade ingredients in the manufacturing process, which makes CBD Drip exceptional due to it’s ability to be ingested as well as inhaled.

And what makes CBD Drip stand apart from other CBD products currently on the market? Are you using CBD crystals that purportedly contain 0% THC?

Absolutely not. Unlike some, we would never compromise the integrity of our product by using anything less than a whole plant extract. Our customers demand the highest quality products available, and we pride ourselves on meeting those expectations. Aside from most crystals being manufactured illegally (made in the USA), these so called “crystal isolates” are overwhelmingly considered to be a vastly inferior product to whole hemp CBD. Part of the justification for that is found in what is known as “The Entourage Effect”. As the term implies, the true power of CBD is only manifested if all of the other cannabinoids such as CBDg, CBDc, CBN and even THC are also invited to the party. In other words, it’s the equivalent of sending a battalion into battle instead of just a lone ranger. CBD that has been chemically stripped down, over-refined, and altered to a point such as these are far more removed from the inherently superior design nature already perfected ages ago. Also, with so much potential benefit from multi-cannabinoid whole plant extracts, why such the mad dash to produce single cannabinoid isolates when we’re just starting to scratch the surface potential of this phenomenal and complex substance?

So obviously there are tons of potential benefits for the consumer with CBD Drip, but what about business owners and distributors? How can they be sure they’re selling a quality CBD product to their clients?

As readers are no doubt aware, there is an ever increasing number of CBD products available on the market these days; and it can be a daunting task to try and distinguish one from another, let alone being able to clearly and concisely determine if you’re getting a quality or legal product. Anyone who understands the power and sheer “sky’s the limit” potential of CBD, can also identify with the constant uphill battle we all endure on a daily basis of informing and educating those who don’t yet understand the impact of this phenomenon. What makes that effort insurmountable and hurts everyone however, is greedy and deceitful companies flooding the market with illegitimate, substandard, and yes, even illegal products and additives. It is only through clear accountability standards and dedicated quality control measures that we can maintain the credibility and viability of our industry.

So what sort of accountability and transparency can folks expect from CBD Drip?

We all expect, for example, the food we buy from the grocery store to be up to a certain standard. Made with quality ingredients, free from contaminates, tested, and inspected to ensure quality control. Why would you expect anything less from the company that manufactures the CBD product that you're putting into your body? Unless your supplier can provide you with an up-to-date, comprehensive, verified 3rd party Certificate of Analysis, be very skeptical and ask them why they are unable to provide basic documentation of their product. Some companies will provide “test results” that are usually either conducted in-house and/or are only performed on the raw bulk ingredients and not the final product. These are not much better than a basic ingredients list and provide little to no analytical data. Finally, unlike other CBD brands, we don’t compete with our wholesalers by selling directly to retail customers. How in the world can stores expect to compete if their supplier is literally cutting them out of the equation!



Featured in Vapouround Magazine 2016:

MEET THE MOLECULE THAT IS CHANGING THE INDUSTRY

HELLO WORLD!

I’m a Cannabidiol molecule, but you can call me CBD for short. A few years back I met the folks over at CBD Drip, and together, we decided to change the world. Some of you may already know me, but I want to get to know every single one of you. Why? Well, because I’m kind of a BIG deal, so I wanted to write this letter and introduce myself to the world.

Let me tell you a little about myself and where I come from. I’m one of over 110 different types of known “Cannabinoids” (technically a Phytocannabinoid because I come from a plant), which are chemical compounds that activate specific cells in your brain and throughout your body called “cannabinoid receptors” (A.K.A. “CB1” and “CB2"). These are the building blocks for your body’s “Endocannabinoid System”. As a matter of fact, every mammal on Earth has an endocannabinoid system built upon cannabinoid receptors!

So why is that a big deal you ask? Here are just a few examples of the bodily functions the endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating and maintaining: Sleep, energy, metabolism, stress, appetite, immune function, memory, the nervous system, and pregnancy, just to name a few. My biology as a CBD molecule allows me to interact with these physiological systems, and make some really cool science stuff happen.

I’m sure that many of you are already familiar with my popular and fun-loving (and occasional outlaw) sibling: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC for short). But just like any other family, we each have our own unique traits that define us as individuals. What’s even more important however, is how we work together to alleviate problems. Scientists and doctors have a name for this: “The Entourage Effect”. Just like the name implies, I’m only at my best when all of my brothers and sisters, my entourage, are here to support me. Some people think that isolating me and turning me into a lone crystal is beneficial, but I’m here to tell you that all it does is put me out there alone with no support system, and no backup. This sure saves them money on manufacturing, but I’m not a cheap date, and I want you to benefit from my entire entourage, so please beware of the lonely posers.

"SAY HELLO WORLD, BECAUSE CBD DRIP IS HERE TO STAY"

Now dear reader, at this point you may be thinking: “Ok CBD, well played. Obviously you’re legit, your family is #legitcbd, I get it already. But what does any of this have to do with those folks at CBD Drip you were talking about?” Well, let me tell you.

Back in the winter of 2014, I was looking for a place to call home. THC was out there getting all of the credit for a lot of the work I was doing, so I decided it was my turn in the limelight. I’m very picky with whom I do business though (plus I have a big family), so I had a list of demands that needed to be met before proceeding; because first and foremost, I had to find someone who would treat myself and my family right.

They had to use the purest substances extracted using the cleanest (and greenest) techniques.

They had to be able to trace every part of the manufacturing process, from the seed to the shelf.

Be able to back everything up with independently certified lab reports.

Commit to constantly improving and innovating new and better products.

Most of all, they had to be able to provide opportunity and value to everyone; backed up by friendly and professional customer service along with support for their clients with everything from information and sales, to marketing and beyond.

I also didn’t want to do business with anyone who dressed me up in marijuana leaves and tried to pass me off as just another product for stoners. Unlike THC, I don’t get anyone high. I am federally legal in all 50 states so long as I am extracted from industrial hemp that has been imported from Europe. This is very important to be aware of, in light of the amount of misinformation that is spread around about my legal status. I wanted to join with someone who would take me seriously and be able to introduce me to all walks of life. I wasn’t kidding when I said I want to meet everyone on the planet, so... say hello!

CBD Drip is the only company that was able to rise to these challenges. That’s why they get my official seal of approval. Don’t just take my word for it, reach out to them and experience the phenomenon yourself. Say hello world, because CBD Drip is here to stay.

- Cannabidiol
P.S. My next starring role will be “Hydro Fusion”… and it will Rock. Your. World. ;)