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CBD-Themed Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Stacey Wellington

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

There’s no denying that our mothers play a big part in our lives. Aside from being us into this world, moms are our anchor to this world. May it be a biological mother, an adoptive one, an aunt whose motherly instinct and care has carried you in tough times – showing your love and appreciation for all their hard work is only important.

While you may be tempted to give generic gifts and items from the drugstore or even pick up flowers or a piece of cake from your nearby grocery, bear in mind that taking into consideration their preferences is one you should not forget.

Don’t be tempted to get the first mug or shirt you see. Instead, pick a thoughtful gift that shows just how much you know her. Whether it’s something she has wanted for a long time or just an item she has mentioned in passing, make sure that what you get will make her smile and feel like the queen she is. After all, you cannot put a price on her happiness and everything that she has done for you.

So, for those of you who have cannabis-loving moms, here are some weed-themed gifts you can give for Mother’s Day:

Amazing CBD-Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts

For the Caffeine Addict

There’s nothing like waking up to the scent of freshly-brewed coffee in the mornings. If a good cup of Joe is the only thing that will perk up your mom, why not give them something new? A CBD oil-based coffee is the way to go.

If you happen to be in Portland, Oregon, you can bring your mother for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Grön Cafe. This CBD-based café dubs itself as America’s first licensed CBD café, so you’re surely in for a treat. However, you can also get a CBD oil latte at Gregory’s Coffee in New York. Should you go to the Big Apple, make sure to explore the tourist places as well. You can also purchase CBD hemp oil infused coffee from Strava Craft Coffee for their quick fix.

While you are it, consider giving the main woman in your life a pour-over set. An OXO one is the perfect accompaniment for their CBD oil-based drink.

For the Accessory Fiend

For the mother than appreciates a good cannabis-themed accessory, gifting a ceramic bong is more than ideal. The clean, sleek lines would surely complement any place or room in their home. Plus, the minimalist design makes it easier for them to hide should their parents or grandchildren come over.

One of the brands on the market that have simple, yet beautiful designs is Summerland Ceramics. This brand has a ton of gorgeous terracotta bongs and pipes designed to enhance their smoking experience. Another brand that takes pride in having ergonomic ceramic pipes is Miwok Junior. Giving your mother a piece from either of these collections will surely elevate their smoking pleasure.

If your mom wants to go in another direction, giving her a CBD oil vape pen starter kit will give her a whole new experience.

For the Mom Who Likes to Read

As they get older, our mamas tend to relax and read more in their spare time. This allows their brain to work and be stimulated even while they are just at rest. One of the best reads about cannabis is Smoke Signals by Martin A. Lee. This book makes a compelling case about the history of cannabis and its implications on society.

Furthermore, this book sheds insight on the misguided notions of society and the authorities who were then waging a war on this plant. Reading the pages of this eye-opening read will surely make your dear mommy appreciate how far the movement has come.

For the Mom Who Deserves a Spa Day

Our mothers deserve only the best that life has to offer. If your mom has constantly been asking for a foot rub or well-deserved massage, what better gift to give than an all-expense paid spa day?

A CBD hemp oil-based facial at Heyday Skincare will certainly take years off her face, allowing her to look glowing and younger than ever before. You can choose from a 50-minute or 75-minute facial. The ultimate glam experience includes a CBD oil-infused facial massage, a warm CBD avocado honey mask, and many more.

However, if your mama does not want to go out of the comforts of her own home, you can simply bring a basket of goods for her. You can buy pure cannabidiol-infused honey from Hey Skincare so she can use a mask at her own place.

For the Mom Who Loves Fancy Home Décor

Now that the home decorating trend has taken over the world by storm, chances are, your momma is one of these individuals who has been bitten by this decorating bug. If she has been getting into home goods and décor shopping, a good conversation starter piece is something she will definitely appreciate.

While there are some posters and prints that appear to be tacky, there are also some pictures and décor that are subtle yet still look out of this world. A minimalist yet unique piece you can give is the crossbar ashtray from Love + Destroy. The brand also boasts of a pebble ashtray that will go well with any space. Pair this with a pipe from the same brand and her smoking experience will never be the same.

A ceramic set from the JA x Sweet Leaf collaboration will also provide your mama everything that she has been looking for. Complete with a stash jar, rolling tray, and ashtray, there is nothing she could want more.

Except maybe the crystal-looking ashtray from Andre O. Hughes. This art piece will make your momma’s living (or dining) room feel like a gallery of sorts, especially when the sun hits the ashtray just right. From rose-colored to citrine to amber, this piece will change hues right before your very eyes.

For the Foodie

There are mothers who just can’t get enough of CBD oil edibles. If your mommy is one of these food enthusiasts, give them a basket filled with all the delicious cannabis goodies you can find.

The sativa pastilles from Beboes will surely satisfy her sweet tooth. Not to mention, this will give your mom a subtle yet euphoric high that they have been looking for. Diamond CBD also has an assortment of CBD hemp oil edibles available on their site. Some of their yummy flavors include peach, watermelon, cherry, and many more. They even have varying gummy shapes and sizes, from bears to worms and everything else in between.

Lord Jones also has a collection of CBD gumdrops made from natural fruit flavors and gelatin. Meanwhile, chocolate lovers will have a grand time tasting artisanal chocolates made from premium cacao and cannabis. Ask her to pair this with wine and she is set for the night ahead.

Another option you might want to consider when it comes to giving gifts includes the recipe book titled Cooking with CBD Oil: Delicious Recipes for Edibles and Everyday Recipes for Healthy Living by John Leggette, a medical professional. This recipe book will inspire your mommy to get more creative in the kitchen.

For the Skincare Loving Mom

While your mother is not getting any younger, presenting her with skincare and beauty items will definitely keep her skin looking young and supple. As pure cannabidiol oil is known for its antioxidant and moisturizing properties, these CBD infused beauty products will not only make her skin glowing, it can also combat signs of aging and even stave off acne and inflammation.

Some of the best and most raved about skincare products on the market include Herbivore’s Emerald Cannabis Sativa Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil. This beauty oil is meant to nourish the skin and help soothe irritation. Another highly praised product is Milk Makeup’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Hydrating Face Mask. Coming in a handy travel-sized container, this is perfect for moms who want hydration even while they are on the go.

For the Beauty Junkie

What’s the use of all your mom’s skincare products if her natural beauty isn’t enhanced, right? With the help of cannabis makeup, she can look and feel her best.

One of the popular makeup items on the market is Milk Makeup’s Kush Mascara. This is a godsend for anyone’s who has ever had problems with short lashes. With a good amount of CBD hemp oil, this can make lashes look fuller and be more moisturized at the same time. MGC Derma also has a CBD BB Concealer Repair Cream that’s made with SPF 20. This can prevent wrinkles and combat signs of aging while concealing blemishes.

To help you give back to this special woman in your life, take a cue from one of these gifting suggestions. Who knows, you might find one that tickles your mother’s fancy.

 

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Tracing Important Cannabis-Related Facts Throughout History

Jordan Webber

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Cannabis has a long history, but how far does its story go back to? Considered as a worldwide crop which is the oldest plant in the history of humanity, it is interesting to learn about the key events in the long history of the plant. Read on to find out the most important events in its story:

Hemp in the Ancient Times

If you think that marijuana only emerged in modern times, then think again. The plant has existed for thousands of years now. There were records of it being used in Ancient European, Asian and African civilizations, making it a truly global herb. Check out how it was used in ancient times.

Applications of Cannabis:

  • Spirituality and Religion

Perhaps one of the most primary uses of marijuana during this age is for spirituality and religion. Ancient texts bear witness to the religious purpose of cannabis. The Vedas of ancient India goes as far back as 2,000 BC, mentioning cannabis as one of the five sacred plants. Shinto and Buddhist literature also mentions the herb as an aid for meditation.

  • Healing

Aside from aiding in spiritual rites, cannabis was also used to treat all kinds of medical conditions. The Chinese people have a legendary leader who prescribed cannabis tea for a variety of medical conditions. This includes rheumatism, poor memory and gout.

There were also records of medical use in India, Egypt and Japan, which is implemented to treat cough, anxiety, inflammation and constipation. It was also used as an anesthetic.

As spirituality and healing are closely related in ancient times, it is important to mention that some studies assert that Jesus used hemp oil as an anointing oil to cure the sick. Researchers say that the Scriptures refers to it as keneh-bosem (or kaneh-bosm) in Aramaic.

  • Trade and Industry

In ancient times, the plant was not only consumed but also used for practical and industrial purposes. Hemp is a highly fibrous herb, making it a good crop for textiles, papers, ropes and many other industrial products.

Who Smoked the First Blunt?

This question pops up on every smoker’s mind. In fact, even non-smokers may be curious as to who discovered that this plant can be smoked and consumed. Cannabis legend and High Times editor-in-chief says that our ancestors from Bactria (now part of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan) discovered the psychoactive properties of cannabis through burning the plant in caves and shelters. However, it is difficult to determine who exactly smoked the first blunt.

Earliest Evidence of Marijuana Use

Scientists believe that the crop came from Central Asia, which includes the modern-day countries that cover the ancient place that is Bactria. While Hager says that the herb came from what is now known as parts of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, other scientists say that it emerged from what is now called Siberia (the southern part) and Mongolia.

Researchers say that the use of cannabis can be traced back to 12,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest crops in the world. The oldest texts that mention the consumption of the cannabis dates as far back as 4,000 B.C. in China.

However, it is only recently when experts discovered direct evidence of humans consuming marijuana. A 2,500-year-old burial site in Western China was found to have traces of the plant with high contents of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the mind-altering compound in cannabis. Theories say that it was used for ritualistic burials or for its psychoactive effects.

The Medieval Age and Cannabis

Also called post-classical age, the medieval times was another eventful time for cannabis. With the various imperialistic endeavors during this age, the world saw marijuana’s evolution in the medieval age.

Applications of Cannabis:

  • Alchemy and Herbalism

As a medieval forerunner of chemistry, alchemists experimented with what the plant has to offer. Alchemists (the medieval equivalent of modern-day scientists) used marijuana incense and other extracts from the plant for medicinal purposes. Some historians say that religious hospitals grew hemp for the same reason.

However, herbalist physicians warned people against the excessive use of the plant. These individuals believe that over consumption can lead to infertility and even serious medical conditions.

  • Creativity

A lot of writers and thinkers of the time have consumed marijuana. Even the prolific William Shakespeare was believed to have taken this herb, which may have resulted in his creative writing.

Worldwide Cannabis

The plant arrived at Eastern Africa when Arab traders came to the region in 1,300 BCE. They brought cannabis to treat various illnesses such as malaria, asthma and dysentery. Meanwhile, the Spanish Conquest in 1,500 BCE brought the plant to the Americas. The colonists used their hemp crops for industrial purposes, making ropes and textiles using its fibers.

Wine and ‘Hashish’

During medieval times, the wine was banned in the Middle East. This led the people to turn to hashish, allowing them to get intoxicated without breaking the law.

How the Modern World Perceives Cannabis

Now that we know how the herb was used in the ancient and medieval ages, we now come to our own time: the modern age. While you are familiar with how the public views marijuana today, there are several important events that can influence the future of the plant.

Applications of Cannabis:

With the debate going on regarding the usefulness of the plant, one of the first things you should know is that cannabis is used for:

  • Medical Treatments

Just like in the ancient and medieval ages, this herb is used today as an effective addition to medical treatments. However, it is essential to note that we now have a better understanding of the medicinal effects of the cannabis. We currently have deeper knowledge about the chemical compounds of hemp, especially cannabidiol (CBD), and its effects on the human body thanks to the endocannabinoid system.

With this, we know how and why the plant can reduce, alleviate, treat and prevent various medical conditions of the body. These include cancer, epilepsy, mental disorders, inflammation, pain and brain degeneration diseases, just to name a few.

  • Recreational

In the medieval age, humans used marijuana for leisure. The same is still true today, especially with the legalization of the crop in many parts of the world. Many individuals use the plant for its medicinal properties, but many others enjoy their psychoactive effects thanks to THC.

  • Lifestyle Aid

Aside from recreational usage, the herb is also popular as a lifestyle aid. The group of writers and thinkers called Le Club Des Haschischins (or the Hashish Club) in mid-19th century consumed the plant. While the medieval age has shown how it is well-used as a creativity aid through various works, it is generally used as a lifestyle aid in modern times. Many people now recognize the plant’s potential not only as medical, recreational and creative aid but also as a productivity aid and mood enhancer.

The popularity of CBD has enabled professionals, creatives and scholars the boost in energy, cognition and creativity they need to become more productive. In fact, it has the potential to greatly increase the quality of life of many working individuals.

  • Trade and Industry

The passing of Farm Bill 2018 in the United States signals the return of hemp as an industrial crop. This means that Americans will be able to enjoy hemp-derived products from oils, papers, textiles and many other industrial products.

Aside from this, there are speculations that marijuana can become an energy crop. Researchers are looking into its potential as a biodiesel source, especially as it produces a large amount. Compared to the current energy crop, soybeans, hemp can turn up to 4 times more oil per acre.

War on Drugs

One of the most important cannabis-related events in the globe is its inclusion in the war on drugs. There are drugs wars being waged across the world, aiming to eradicate the use of illicit substances including LSD, cocaine, fentanyl, and unfortunately, marijuana.

The U.S. is one of the countries that are waging these types of war. Since the enactment of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, the country has federally banned the herb. Other countries that are executing the initiative includes Mexico, Bangladesh, the Philippines, China, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore among others.

Cannabis Legalization

Only 2 countries have nationally legalized the herb for any use: Uruguay and Canada. However, there are a lot more others with favorable medical marijuana laws, including Thailand, Chile and Croatia. In the U.S., 33 states legalized medical marijuana, eleven of which including Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational use. Meanwhile, many parts of the world are looking into legalizing the herb, getting us nearer to worldwide legalization.

Today, cannabis is one of the most widely consumed and beloved natural crops. When combined with the mounting research pertaining to the medical attributes of the plant, even legal recreational use can become possible. With its legalization in some parts and its impending legalization in others, many places across the globe will once again be able to serve its people with the goodness that is marijuana and all its benefits.

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Jamaican Scientist To Recreate Bob Marley’s Lost Marijuana

Daniel King

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Dr. Machel Emanuel, a Jamaican scientist, is planning to revive a rare type of landrace cannabis natively-grown in Jamaica and was smoked by Bob Marley in the 1970s.

According to an article published on Merry Jane, the 35-year-old biologist came from the Caribbean island country of Dominique and moved to Jamaica in 2007 to research on the rare types of cannabis grown in the area.

“In the 50s, 60s, 70s, Jamaica was known for its landrace cultivar which definitely gave Jamaica that international reputation,” Emanuel told the Daily Mail. The plant had grown naturally in the country before it was wiped out by the American War on Drugs in the 1980s. Given the plant’s huge and easy-to-spot structure, Americans were easy to identify and destroy the said type of cannabis. In return, marijuana farmers have no other choice but to abandon its cultivation and look for shorter, easier-to-hide types of plants.

Dr. Emanuel, who specializes in horticulture and the adaptation of plants to climates, also noted that the founding members of the legendary reggae group, the Wailers, namely Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailers, used to smoke the said landrace. He further explained that “the reggae legend’s marijuana,” has a lower level of THC in them, which serves as the plant’s main psychoactive element.

A self-proclaimed cannabis enthusiast himself, the Jamaican biologist decided to recover the lost landrace by reproducing them in his lab. This led him to explore the four corners of the Caribbean in search of the grains of the said plant. He recalled finding a Rasta man who had been detached from the modern civilization in the last 40 years.

‘It was a six hours hike to get to him,’ he said. But from there, he was able to access the rare landrace seed.

The 35-year-old scientist also believes that this venture could lead to a new economic opportunity for Jamaica. “There could be an economic advantage to growing these plants here,” he told The Daily Mail. “[It’s] just like champagne in France.”

In 2015, the use of cannabis was decriminalised in the country and was allowed to be used by those of the Rastafari faith for religious purposes.

“There is a nostalgia value that could be added based on marketing applications,” the scientist went on. “Jamaica’s reputation was basically built on these plants… There could be an economic advantage to growing these plants here. They are more resistant and grow more easily.”

 

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Ray J Invests $5M on Cannabis Business

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American singer, rapper, and songwriter William Raymond Norwood Jr, more popularly known as Ray J, has reportedly invested a whopping 5 million dollars on his marijuana firm. The artist will be launching his own company named William Ray LA.

In a short clip posted on the social media platform Instagram, the star shared his excitement to the public. The caption on the video reads, “Been working on a deal for a year now!! Stayed up for days at a time getting work done! …But it’s about to finally be official this week!” The caption also thanks his hardworking team coming from different states.

About William Ray LA

The California-based marijuana firm plans to sell numerous indica and sativa products. One of the featured products on the website include pre-rolled marijuana called “Ray Jay’s.” Customers can also purchase cannabis strains placed in a glass jar, which the website dubs as “aesthetic.”

According to a report by TMZ, Ray J has gathered some of the best industry names and ganja experts. These specialists reportedly bring something to the table, with individuals delving into growing, branding, and marketing the herb to the public. The singer-performer will also add a personal touch and expertise to the brand, taking on a more hands-on approach to handling the company.

TMZ also notes that the William Ray LA company is bringing its best foot forward, with a fully stocked greenhouse already waiting.

Wider Cannabis Client Reach

In order to gain wider support from the public and have an increased customer reach, Atlanta Black Star reports that the company plans to utilize non-traditional forms of marketing. Ray J’s manager, David Weintraub, states that they will make use of entertainment channels, as well as the media and music industries.

Apart from their line of sativas, indicas, and pre-rolled marijuana, the company is also looking to offer its services to similar businesses looking to grow their network, notes TMZ.

Other Line of Businesses

The artist turned entrepreneur seems to be following his cousin Snoop Dogg’s footsteps.

Revolt TV notes that aside from the marijuana firm, the performer has also invested his hard-earned money in a variety of businesses and industries. Ray J also has a tech company named Raycon Global Inc. which offers wireless audio products.

Likewise, Atlanta Black Star notes that the artist also has a business called Raytroniks. Launched in 2016, Raytroniks offers an electricity-driven scooter e-bike.

 

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