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CBN Explained: How Cannabinol Helps with Sleep and Addresses Pain

CBN Explained: How Cannabinol Helps with Sleep and Addresses Pain

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Where does CBN Come From?

The cannabis plant is home to nearly 100 different molecular chemical compounds, referred to as cannabinoids . You might be familiar with the most common of these cannabinoids, THC and CBD. Others such as Cannabinol, or CBN, are gaining a lot of attention for their medicinal uses.

The effects of CBN are non-intoxicating

This means that CBN is effective for treating a variety of medical symptoms without producing a high. However, when consumed in very large doses, CBN can produce a mildly intoxicating effect.

CBN as a sleep aid

CBN has strong sedative and relaxing properties compared to other cannabinoids. Early stage research shows that cannabinol is an effective sleep aid for those suffering from insomnia, restlessness, or other sleep difficulties. This effect can be enhanced when used with THC.

CBN for pain relief

CBN can also provide effective pain relief for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, migraines, nerve damage, inflammation, and even burns. CBN interacts with specific sensory nerves in the body through the “release of sensory neuropeptides and vasorelaxation”, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience . Pain relief can be enhanced when used with THC.

Further benefits of CBN

It has been suggested that CBN may stimulate the growth of bone marrow cells, assisting in the rejuvenation of bone tissue that might have been damaged by an injury. Research also shows that CBN can suppress certain parts of the immune system. This can be useful for treating conditions caused by an overactive immune system, such as psoriasis. CBN can be used to stimulate appetite, is an anticonvulsant, and is anti-bacterial.

Where can I find CBN Products?

The cannabis plant only contains trace amounts of CBN, formed as THCa breaks down. In our lab, we convert and extract CBN from the cannabis plant and then infuse it into transdermal patches and pens under the Mary’s Medicinals license. Transdermal products offer discreet, systemic relief. Used in tandem, the patch and pen can deliver 8-12 hour windows of effect. For more information about the benefits of transdermal applications, click here:

The Transdermal Patch is used by applying the patch directly to the skin. CBN travels through the bloodstream and provides 8 – 12 hours of relief from pain and inflammation and also aids in sleep.

The Transdermal Gel Pen is used by applying gel from the pen on the skin. This gel travels quickly through the bloodstream and can provide rapid pain relief.

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11 Best Vermont CBD Products

As someone who has trouble relaxing and shutting off my brain, and occasionally struggles with anxiety, I was eager to try CBD for its myriad health benefits. Since CBD has became popular (and legal) in Vermont, I’ve been trying as many CBD products as I can get my hands on… from CBD seltzers, to CBD salves, to CBD gummies and chocolates, to CBD coconut oils, honey, and maple syrup to CBD bath salts and oils. There’s a lot to learn and discover about CBDs and the variety of ways you can us CBD to your benefits, from capsules and soft gels, to transdermals and edibles. Here’s a round up of some of the best Vermont CBD products I’ve tried.

If you’re looking for the best selection of CBD products all in one place, add to Clover Gift Shop’s Apothecary in downtown Woodstock for a massive variety of CBD health and wellness products. They also have a massive online store, if you want to order a variety of CBD products all at once.

Best Vermont CBD Products

Elmore Mountain Therapeutics Tinctures & Balms

From the different tinctures, balms, and other CBD products I’ve tried, Elmore Mountain Therapeutics if one of my go-tos. They “operate at the intersection of well being, economic development, social justice and environmental sustainability” and create a variety of medical-grade, high concentrate CBD tinctures and topical balms. They’re 100% Vermont-based and woman-owned as well. Try their Whole Plant 250mg CBD balm!

Clover Apothecary CBD Infused Arnica

Arnica and CBD? Seriously? This salve from Clover Gift Shop is a lifesaver for aches and pains. Every night, I rub some on my neck and other areas of tension. It helps bruises, stiffness, and muscle soreness and is made in small batches in Vermont. The cream is infused with 400mg of full-spectrum CBD oil sourced from Vermont farms. This is a must-try for topical CBD!

Nutty Steph’s CBD Chocolate

For years, I’ve been a huge fan of Nutty Steph’s granola and chocolates. But their CBD chocolate is a whole new level of deliciousness. Nutty Steph’s infuses their premium line of 70% dark chocolate with CBD oil from Vermont. The Nutty Steph’s CBD Chocolate Bar contained 90mg of CBD and sells for $20-$25. Looking for a smaller portion? Their CBD Chocolate Hearts, which come in Dark, Milk, Orange, Peppermint and Caramelized, sell for $3.50-$5.

Tretap CBD-Infused Sparkling Tree Water

Tretap is my go-to Vermont-made beverage when I’m looking for something flavorful but light. It’s made from map sap and lightly sweetened with organic maple syrup. Available in Blueberry Basil and Tangerine Tuermeric, Tretap’s CBD sparkling water products are 11.5 fluid ounces and contain 25mg for $6.00.

Snowcap CBD Cold Brew Coffee

I am a sucker for cold brew, and this nitrogen-infused, CBD-infused, canned offering from Snowcap, based in Colchester, is one of my favorites. One CBD cold brew packs the punch of four shots of espresso with 20mg of CBD! Yet, it’s an easy-drinking cold brew that takes the edge off.

Aqua Vitea Chaga Chai CBD Kombucha

This CBD-infused kombucha is one of my favorites from Aqua Vitea, based in Middlebury. The spice of the chai with the earthiness of the chaga is an awesome mix. Pair the 25 mg of CBD with the “anecdotal” anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits of chai, and this Vermont-made drink is a healthy, feel-good beverage.

CBDaves Edible RX Dog Biscuits

With a 10-year old pup who shakes violently when she hears fireworks and thunderstorms, the doggie CBD edibles from CBDaves are a lifesaver. Both of our dogs, Sally and Buford, benefit from the calming nature of the biscuits, which each contain 7mg of CBD. You can purchase a 12 count for $15.99 or a 30-count for $29.99 from there website here. While you’re ordering, pick up a pack of their CBD Pepitas for yourself!

Luce Farm CBD Honey

If you’re a tea drinker like me in the winter time, Luce Farm’s CBD honey is a delicious way to add some natural sweetness to your mug. They blend their raw Vermont honey and Vermont coconut oil and full-spectrum CBD hemp extract in this earthy offering. All of their hemp is grown, processed, extracted, and tested here in Vermont. A six-ounce jar of their CBD honey sells for $50 and contains a total of 360mg. The recommended teaspoon serving contains 10mg.

Upstate Elevator Supply Co. African Ginger & Mexican Lime CBD Sparkling Beverage

Upstate Elevator Supply Co. makes some of the best CBD bubbly drinks in Vermont. Whenever I see their African Ginger and Mexican Lime flavor, I pick up a can. It’s awesome to use in a CBD “Vermont” Mule with some local vodka. The ginger zing perks you up, while the CBD mellows you out in a delicious combination. One 12-ounce sparkling beverage contains 25mg CBD. Don’t miss their CBD Hibiscus Lime Sparkling Water too!

Big Picture Farm Caramellow Goat CBD Caramels

If you love goat-milk caramels, you’re in for a treat with these delicious Caramellow Goat CBD Caramels. Big Picture Farm took their award-winning Sea Salt and Vanilla Caramels and infused them with 8mg of full-spectrum CBD from Luce Farm. They sell for $10 for a four-pack and 36mg total.

Kimball Brook Farm CBD Drinks

From CBD Maple Lemonade to CBD Mint Tea to CBD Strawberry Ginger Lemonade to CBD Black Tea to CBD Blueberry Lemonade to CBD Ginger Lemonade to CBD Half and Half Lemonade, Kimball Brook Farm in North Ferrisburgh has one of the widest ranges of CBD drink offerings in Vermont. The Maple Lemonade and Blueberry Lemonade are some favorites. If you’re looking for something that’s unsweetened, the Mint Tea is earthy and thirst-quenching. All are infused with 50mg of cannabidiol. A 16-ounce juice sells for $8.

Where to Find CBD in Vermont: CBD Stores in Vermont

    , Woodstock, Vermont , St. Albans, Vermont , South Burlington, Vermont , South Burlington and Burlington, Vermont , Essex Junction, Vermont
  • Ceres Natural Remedies, Burlington, Vermont , Montpelier, Vermont Rutland, Vermont , Brattleboro, Vermont

What’s your favorite Vermont CBD product? Keep the conversation going by commenting below!

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THC Suppositories can offer a variety of unique benefits for medical cannabis patients, but are generally underused due to a lack of familiarity (and sometimes comfort) with the application method. Suppositories have been used medicinally for centuries, and herbalists and naturopaths often recommend them due to the high level of bioavailability of the active ingredients. The term “suppository” generally refers to a medicine that is inserted rectally, but may refer to vaginal medicines as well. Suppositories are usually well-tolerated with minimal side effects.

Why are THC Suppositories Effective?

Suppositories can be effective for systemic pain and inflammation relief. There are numerous cannabinoid receptors in the GI tract to which cannabinoids can bind, rapidly absorbing through the GI lining into soft tissues and the bloodstream. In general, suppositories have a faster onset, higher bioavailability, shorter peak and shorter duration than oral administration. It is estimated that suppositories result in about 80% bioavailability, compared with 35% for oral administration. This is largely due to the fact that suppositories bypass roughly two thirds of first-pass metabolism that occurs during digestion.

Benefits of THC Suppositories

Suppositories can be ideal for patients that don’t want to experience the intoxicating effects of THC. The cannabis contained within are absorbed directly into the bloodstream and distributed through the vascular system, bypassing the liver altogether. The liver converts THC to the more potent and sedative compound 11-hydroxy-THC. When cannabis is smoked or digested, the THC passes through the liver before it reaches the brain.

While THC suppositories can be therapeutic for a wide variety of different health concerns, patients report that they are particularly effective for symptoms related to Crohn’s disease, IBS, prostate cancer and multiple sclerosis (MS). Suppositories are also commonly used by patients who experience nausea as a result of chemotherapy or underlying illnesses, and are unable to consume cannabis edibles. They can be an excellent alternative to edibles as a sleep aid, as they contain no sugar and are ideally used just before bedtime.

Vaginal Suppositories

Vaginal suppositories that contain THC are typically lower potency because of the extreme sensitivity of vaginal membranes. They are reported to reduce menstrual cramps within 20 minutes (they can be used with tampons), and may also be effective for managing the symptoms of cervical cancer, endometriosis, adenomyosis and pelvic floor dysfunctions. Vaginal suppositories should be made with the correct pH to avoid negative side effects like yeast infections. The suppositories we carry are made with either coconut oil or cocoa butter. Coconut oil is naturally slightly acidic with a pH of 5-6, and cocoa butter has a pH of 5-5.6. A healthy vaginal pH is also slightly acidic, between 3.8 and 4.5 – caution should be used for those who are highly sensitive to changes in pH.

Tips for Taking Advantage of the Benefits of Suppositories

While suppositories are simple to use, there are a few key things to know about them:

• Suppositories must be kept refrigerated or frozen until immediately before use because they soften rapidly at room temperature.

• Ensure good hygiene by washing hands before and after use.

• To get the full benefits, suppositories should remain within the body until they have fully absorbed.

• To ensure they remain within the body, suppositories should be used just before bedtime.

• When applied rectally, insert past the sphincter muscle and wait 15-20 minutes before a bowel movement to allow the CBD to take effect.

• Vaginal insertion is best done in a reclining position to allow the suppository to be easily placed high in the vagina.

The following options are available at CVD/SVW and Ceres Natural Remedies.

  • 2:1 CBD to THC (Available at CVD/SVW) Made with Indica-dominant cannabis extract, 22mg CBD + 10mg THC, cocoa butter, and coconut oil.
  • THC (Available at CVD/SVW) Made with 17.5mg Hybrid cannabis extract, cocoa butter, and coconut oil.
  • CBD (Available at Ceres Natural Remedies – no medical card needed for purchase) 50mg and 100mg CBD options.

“Women with adenomyosis, endometriosis, and heavy, painful periods often use hormonal birth control, ibuprofen, and opioids to manage pain. The side effects from these treatments can be harmful to your system. CBD and cannabis vaginal suppositories offer a safe, holistic alternative and have given both myself and my clients immediate relief from pelvic pain and menstrual cramps.” – Sara Lopez.

Sara is a Certified Hormone Specialist + Women’s Health Coach with a specialty in adenomyosis, endometriosis and heavy periods. She works with women all over the world to improve their worst symptoms holistically so they can truly thrive. Sara is the founder of Gush Online magazine, a digital platform for brave beauties with adenomyosis, endo, & heavy periods. You can follow her on Instagram at @transformadeno.

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or ailment. The efficacy of these products have not been confirmed by the FDA. We recommend consulting with a qualified medical doctor or physician when preparing a treatment plan for any and all diseases or ailments. It is especially important for those who are pregnant, nursing, chronically ill, elderly or under the age of 18 to discuss the use of these products with a physician prior to consuming. The information on our website is intended to provide general information and education regarding our products and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction. You must be 18 years of age to purchase our products. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:25:24 +0000 Five Years of Fun Facts: Southern Vermont Wellness Edition

As part of our 5 year anniversary celebration, we are running a blog series titled: Five Years of Fun Facts! Each post will share five fun facts about a specific topic. Our third feature focuses on Southern Vermont Wellness (SVW) in Brattleboro, which just celebrated its 5 year anniversary on February 18th.

Brattleboro was chosen as the location of our second license because our Executive Director, Shayne Lynn, has close ties to the community here. He grew up nearby on a working farm in Newfane, which during the summer, doubled as an overnight camp for inner city children, an opportunity for them to experience farm life and the beautiful outdoor landscapes in Southern Vermont. Brattleboro was the “big city” next door, and many a trip was made into town to gather necessities, or for entertainment at cultural venues such as the Latchis Theater.

The original staff at SVW included longtime family friends and members of the Brattleboro community; Dreama Rosanski, a retired nurse who had worked with Dr. Shafer’s Family Practice as well as Grace Cottage Hospital and Deane Wilson, a behavioral specialist working in the Brattleboro Public School System. These two were joined by Sam Parady and Bridget Conry, two team members from CVD that would make the drive down and back each day to provide support and training.

Today, the SVW Brattleboro location is staffed by a team of 8 and is the only dispensary in our organization that operates 7 days a week. It now serves approximately 1300 patients, 85 of whom have been with us since the beginning. We are extremely grateful for the support that the Brattleboro community has given us over the years and we look forward to another fantastic 5 years of serving registered patients in Southern Vermont. Now, on to the fun facts!

1) SVW may have been our second license, but it has experienced many firsts:

  • First of our dispensaries to have a waiting room that was open to the public. Only Vermont Marijuana Registry (VMR) cardholders are allowed in dispensaries. We advocated for and were granted permission by our regulators (The Department of Public Safety) to allow family and friends to wait in the reception area while a patient was being served. The caveat is that there had to be a locked door between the dispensing area and the waiting room. Guests were not allowed beyond the locked door into the dispensing area.
  • First married couple allowed to come into our dispensing area at the same time. The rules of the VMR at the time, stated that only one patient could be served at a time. We had a married couple that were both patients who wanted to discuss their purchases together at the point of sale. The DPS approved our request to do so as long as each of them was processed separately through the POS software.
  • First CBD drive-through on the East Coast, opened in November, 2018.
  • First VT dispensary to be honored by host town chamber of commerce. This month, the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce presented us with an award recognizing us for five years of service to the Brattleboro community and for being a vital component of the Brattleboro economy.
  • First medical dispensary in New England to offer drive-through window service. Express pre-order service through the drive-through window commences next week! Orders can be placed online. Please contact the dispensary for more details: 844-789-9333.

2) Home of Sour Kush: A clone was donated to SVW by a patient who was a home cultivator. At the time, patients could either purchase from the dispensary or cultivate at home, not both. Sour Kush has continued to be our most popular cultivar, hands down. Originally known as Headband, Sour Kush is an Indica dominant cross of OG Kush and Sour Diesel. It has consistently high THC content –over 20% every harvest – and a great terpene profile: Linalool, Limonene, Humulene, trans-Nerolidol, beta-caryophyllene and myrcene. Learn more about these terps in our blog.

3) Speaking of cultivars, there are only two that remain from the original menu. Do you remember what they are? We will give a free gram of each cultivar to the first patient to answer correctly. Email answers to: [email protected] . Over the years we have said goodbye to a variety of genetics. Most went away to make room for more requested cultivars, some were poor yielders and others, quite frankly, were not the preferred genotype of the cultivar we desired. (For more information on cannabis genotypes vs. phenotypes, click here! Below is a list of cultivars that have come and gone:

Bubba 76 Silver Haze Arjan’s Haze Dinachem Chocolope Afghani #1 Otto 2

Northern Lights Juanita La Lagrimosa White Rhino California Orange

Cinderella 99 Incaberry X1 Santa Maria

If you had a choice, which one of these strains would you want us to bring back? Did you know that by statute, our legal channel for acquiring new genetics is through donation by patients registered with the VMR? If you have seeds that you would like to donate, be in touch! We would love to talk about working them into our production schedule.

4) Failure to Launch: High dose edibles have always been in demand at SVW. One item that did not make the cut was our CVD Crispy Treat. This item was a popular request at SVW. We were hesitant to create it because we were worried about general perception… rice crispy treats seemed very far away from the idea of “medicine”. We decided to go for it because we had enough patients asking for it, but we tried to make it as healthy as possible. Our version was made with all natural, quality ingredients. In place of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies we used an organic, brown rice crisp cereal. The marshmallows were vegan and GMO~free, in contrast to conventional marshmallows which are made with gelatin and corn syrup (made from GMO corn). The recipe was medicated with Afghani #1 infused Cabot butter. This item existed before we had lab testing, so we did not know what the milligram content of THC was in each serving. We also did not have CO2 extraction, so all of our edibles were made by infusing plant material directly into a fat, either butter or olive oil. We tracked weight equivalent by dividing the weight of the plant material by the number of servings in a recipe. The weight equivalent for the Crispy treat was .88g of cannabis. By comparison, today a Capa Cookie carries a weight equivalent of .06g, which is the weight of the CO2 extract that contains 40mg of THC.

5) SVW is home to two of our longest serving staff members: Deane Wilson and Mike Davis. Deane just celebrated his fifth year of service and Mike will reach his 5 year anniversary in November this year. We are so grateful for their contribution to our organization and for the excellent care they have given our patients over the years. Thank you Deane and Mike!