My name is Maria Isabel and 2015 was my turning point from Cultivator to Entrepreneur when my 46 year old husband, Ted, was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer. My concern for his suffering led me to concentrate on increasing my knowledge about CBD, and for the next 4 years until he succumbed to this disease, I learned a great deal about this incredible plant. My husband's pain and suffering was my focus then, and I truly believe that the salves I developed greatly reduced Ted's discomfort and effects of chemo. Since his death in late 2019, I have doubled my efforts to increase people's knowledge about the effects of CBD - and that remains my focus today. I spend much of my time providing free informational seminars for folks and give out samples of the salve which has been so helpful to so many.
I acquired my Complementary and Integrative Health Medicine Certification to provide services to patients. I am here for you for consultations using TeleHealth Services. I am focusing on providing informational services to patients, elderly and health care facilities and children. Email me if you have questions about using Medicinal Cannabinoids and I will contact you to schedule a TeleHealth appointment. Look forward in hearing from you.
As a Christian entrepreneur, I’m ready to carve my own path and inspire others to help bring healing into their own life. I plan to carry the personal code of integrity into every professional action and decision I make, whether that’s in marketing, finances, management, or human resources. I’ll effectively incorporate the deepest parts of my faith into a Christ-based business plan that serves and blesses everyone involved.
I will focus on serving, supporting, and building up others rather than pulling rank or holding office over others. I will always choose what is right over what is convenient or easy. I’m learning the vital role that team building plays in effective leadership and how to create a culture of compassion and mutual support in my company.
In keeping with 1 Peter 4:10 NIV: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” And how God’s Gift Botanicals will serve others is by Jeremiah 30:17 “…restoring your health and healing your wounds, declares the Lord.” We will put Biblical principles before profits and will always do the right thing.
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What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a product that is obtained from hemp, or more precisely, Cannabis Sativa L. plants.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another component also found in hemp plants, is psychoactive and responsible for the state of the narcotic effect. CBD, on the other hand, is not a psychoactive substance; moreover, it carries a lot of therapeutic benefits. These properties are different from medical marijuana, which is used as a pain reliever and to alleviate symptoms in patients. CBD oil is a hemp extract collected from legitimate hemp varieties.
The content of THC in such a product does not exceed the statutory limit of 0.2 - 0.3%. For example, to obtain a mild narcotic effect, you need to use about 6-9 liters of hemp oil at a time!
There is some controversy surrounding hemp products, such as CBD oil, over the use of marijuana to create drugs. But also, there’s a growing awareness of the benefits of CBD oils for health.
Benefits of Using CBD?
As we’ve mentioned, CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive. This quality makes CBD an attractive option for those who are looking for good management treatment and relief of other symptoms, without causing harm to the mental health of the person.
It is becoming incredibly popular in the field of health and well-being; many studies confirm its beneficial properties.
DOES CBD COME FROM MARIJUANA OR HEMP? AND WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO?
Marijuana and hemp are two different varieties of cannabis that come from the same species of plant (Cannabis sativa L). In general, CBD is found abundantly in both. However, it’s important to note that CBD is typically found in the seeds and stem of marijuana - not in the flowering buds (which is the part that you smoke). The hemp plant is an entirely different strain of cannabis that contains high quantities of CBD throughout (stem, buds, etc), and practically zero traces of THC. If a hemp plant contains more than 0.3% THC, it is then technically a “marijuana” plant. Most all CBD-based products come from the industrial hemp plant.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
THC affects the brain by binding to naturally-occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system. CBD is a differently-shaped molecule that binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside the central nervous system.
WILL CBD GET ME HIGH?
No, CBD will not get you high. It's non-intoxicating. Like we just said THC is the molecule that binds to receptors in our brain and is the one responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. In fact, CBD is antagonistic to the marijuana high; some research expresses its potential to prevent THC molecules from binding to the brain’s receptors (hence the reason why it’s often used to subdue the ‘paranoia’ effects of super-potent THC strains).
HOW DO I TAKE CBD?
Most CBD products are taken orally via oil drops that are placed under the tongue and held for 60 seconds before swallowing. Topical creams and ointments are also effective, as is smoking or vaporizing CBD-rich marijuana strains like ACDC or Charlotte’s Web.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER CBD-DOMINANT STRAINS OF MARIJUANA?
Other than Charlotte’s Web and ACDC, Harlequin is probably the most popular CBD-dominant cannabis. Others include CBD Mango Haze, Blueberry Essence, Hawaiian Dream, Sour Tsunami, and Darkstar, just to name a few.
WHAT IS CBD OIL?
CBD oil is a liquid cannabis extract that contains virtually pure CBD. It’s commonly made from seeds of the hemp plant (CBD hemp oil) and the stem of industrial hemp.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD functions by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. These receptors have been found in virtually every cell and tissue type in the human body (hence the seemingly endless array of CBD uses).
IS CBD LEGAL?
In states where MMJ is legal, any CBD product (whether it comes from hemp or marijuana) is of course perfectly legal. Outside of these legalized states (including shipping from legal to non-legal states), things tend to be a little less clear. According to ProjectCBD.org, “Federal law prohibits U.S. farmers from cultivating hemp as a commercial crop, but the sale of imported, low-THC, industrial hemp products is permitted in the United States.” Technically, this means that as long as the CBD product (oil, vape, topical, etc) is produced from the seeds and stalk of the industrial hemp plant (with less than 0.3% THC), it is permissible to buy, sell, and ship across state lines. (However, in articles like 2014’s Farm Bill, the exact rule seems to be a little less clear). All in all, the fact remains that millions of people buy and use CBD products every day of their lives, and this option is only getting more popular and widespread with each passing day.
IS CBD NATURAL?
Yes, CBD is a 100% naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the cannabis plant. It is not synthetically made.
DO ALL MARIJUANA STRAINS HAVE CBD?
Not all marijuana strains have CBD in their flower buds. But yes, every cannabis plant (whether it’s marijuana or hemp) will have CBD in the stem and seeds.
HOW IS CBD ISOLATED FROM THE CANNABIS PLANT?
CO2 extraction is the best method to extract pure CBD isolate, in which state it exists as a clear/white crystal. This method is preferred over other methods because it leaves practically zero traces of chemical contaminants in the end product. Alcohol extraction is another method, wherein a liquid such as ethanol, butane, or hexane is run through raw plant material to extract the CBD and then evaporated to leave only the active cannabinoid. This can be a dangerous method because it’s prone to leaving excess traces of the butane or hexane chemicals in the extract. Also, infusing vegetable oil (i.e. olive oil) is another effective way of extracting CBD. All you do is grind up the raw plant material, decarboxylate (heat) it, and let it sit in boiling (100-deg Celsius) oil for about 2 hours.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS OF USING CBD? IS IT SAFE?
The only significant danger/side effect of the drug is in vaping CBD oils that were produced using a thinning agent, such as propylene glycol. When burned/vaped, propylene glycol produces formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen. CBD oils produced by CO2 extraction are much safer and purer than oils that were produced with liquid alcohol/thinning agents. Other than that, most research has concluded that CBD is perfectly safe with no known side effects, though some users have reported drowsiness, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, and dry mouth.
CAN I COOK WITH CBD?
Absolutely! CBD infused oils are a fantastic ingredient to cook with.
ARE THERE STUDIES ON CBD?
Thousands of scientific studies have been carried out specifically on CBD. Project CBD is a non-profit organization strictly dedicated to documenting the research progress on this incredible drug.
WHAT ABOUT CBD TOPICALS… DO THEY WORK?
CBD topicals have proven effective for a number of circumstances. Many individuals swear by them.
WILL CBD SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
A high-quality CBD product with minimal THC is incredibly unlikely to show up on a drug test. However, low quality CBD products may contain more traces of THC than they claim, in which case it is possible for a screening to pick up on the drug. (Research has shown that people who consume 6 mg of THC per day have a 25% chance of failing a drug test. This translates to about 2,000 mg per day of CBD oil with a THC content of 0.3% or less).
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SERVING OF CBD TO TAKE?
This one is tricky because it, of course, depends on what you’re using the compound for, and also on how strong the product is. Most people consume between 10-50 mg of CBD per day total. (For reference, 1 mL of a potent oil might contain 50 mg of CBD. Make sure you read the label on your product to ensure a proper serving.
HOW DO I KNOW IT’S SAFE TO PURCHASE CBD ONLINE?
To ensure the legality of buying CBD products online, you need to make sure the company you’re buying from is reputable and that the product was made from industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC content. While transporting marijuana across state lines (from legal to non-legal states) is against the law, transporting hemp and hemp-based products is safe. Remember, millions of people all over the US (and the globe) are using CBD products every day.
These products are not for use by or for sale to persons under the age of 18. All these products have less than 0.3% THC or less. These products should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A doctor's advice should be sought before using these and any supplemental dietary product.
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