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Sephora Embarks On Largest CBD Skincare Launch Yet With Saint Jane

As a new decade begins, the beauty industry’s infatuation with cannabis continues. CBD as a skincare ingredient has proved it’s much more than just the next trend thanks to conscious, clean beauty companies like Saint Jane, which on January 10, will debut in 281 Sephora stores in 22 states across America.

It’s the largest CBD launch the LVMH-owned multinational chain of beauty boutiques has ever supported following its foray into cannabis skincare—first introducing Lord Jones online and in-stores (across 171 locations comparatively) in 2018. Saint Jane is also one of Sephora’s fastest success stories ever, with its best-selling Luxury Beauty Serum making a dot-com debut just four months after the brand launched.

Sephora Embarks On Largest CBD Skincare Launch Yet With Saint Jane
Sephora Embarks On Largest CBD Skincare Launch Yet With Saint Jane

Earning Sephora’s support was a full-circle moment for founder and CEO Casey Georgeson. While studying for her MBA at Stanford University she begged for an unpaid internship at the company’s North America headquarters in San Francisco to pursue her passion for beauty products. Unlike Sephora’s standard high school- and undergraduate-level interns, Georgeson boasted previous career experience as a producer at CNN and the creative force behind Cupcake Vineyards for The Wine Group, one of the largest wine companies in the world.

Upon graduation, she was swiftly hired by the beauty brand incubator Kendo to lead its partnership division where she led the development for designer brands like Marc Jacobs, Kat von D, and Disney for Sephora. But even the beauty industry veteran thought pitching her own product was a long shot.

“Even with my background, to be totally honest, I thought, ‘There is no way Sephora is going to bring this on,’” Georgeson shared via phone. “We’re not even a brand yet. We have 100 followers on Instagram. They’re just going to look at this as a favor and tell me, ‘Okay Casey, this is a cute little idea you have here. Don’t call us, we’ll call you.’”

Georgeson got an email response from Sephora’s vice president of skincare merchandising, Cindy Deily, within 15 minutes after she received the Luxury Beauty Serum sample at her office. The rest is CBD skincare history.

Sephora Embarks On Largest CBD Skincare Launch Yet With Saint Jane
Sephora Embarks On Largest CBD Skincare Launch Yet With Saint Jane

Saint Jane was born on Jan. 28, 2019 and as it approaches its one year anniversary, the brand has already achieved what most beauty companies aim for in a lifetime. Clean beauty retailer Credo was the first outside stockist with Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Space NK soon following suit.

The patron saint of healing herself was born on the same date in the 1500s and is who Georgeson wanted to honor through her still 100% self-funded company.

“Saint Jane was an actual person—anointed into sainthood for healing people—specifically healing women that French society shunned…the elderly, the sickly, or unwed mothers,” explained Georgeson. “And like this pioneering feminist, we have a healing-centric approach to beauty. It has a double meaning for the innocent side of ‘Mary Jane,’ too, because I always wanted CBD to be the hero ingredient.”

Georgeson views and treats CBD as a vitamin and classifies it as a skincare superhero ingredient alongside hyaluronic acid and vitamin C and added, “It’s a molecule not a miracle, and depending on what it’s paired with, it works even better. As the [beauty] industry gets more educated on cannabis, people are starting to see it as more of a supplement—a good for you ingredient versus as a psychoactive.”

She personally sources Saint Jane’s hemp from sustainable, female-owned farms and has every batch tested for potency and purity by a third-party lab partner. According to the brand, the Luxury Beauty Serum contains the highest concentration of CBD for a facial serum on the market (and at Sephora) with 500 milligrams in each bottle; the Luxury Body Serum contains 200 milligrams of CBD oil.

More than 20 effective additional botanicals enhance her formula, such as wood oil, prickly pear, sea buckthorn, rosehip, and pomegranate, which when combined, improve radiance, reduce inflammation, detoxify impurities, and soothe the skin.

Sephora Embarks On Largest CBD Skincare Launch Yet With Saint Jane
Sephora Embarks On Largest CBD Skincare Launch Yet With Saint Jane

“We strive to provide clients with the most on-trend and sought-after products,” said Deily. “We saw a strong desire for an assortment of prestige CBD offerings, and Saint Jane has been a pioneer in growing the space. With their goal of bringing CBD to the forefront as an efficacious ingredient in prestige skincare, Saint Jane is passionate about education and category innovation and ingredient exploration and are thrilled to introduce more of our community to this new indie brand.”

As such, Saint Jane will be merchandised in-store on Sephora’s Indie Beauty Wall, a showcase of the most promising up-and-coming, buzz-worthy brands. As part of Saint Jane’s dedication to consumer education, outreach includes a video tutorial, written material, and product samples for Sephora staff.

The Luxury Beauty Serum bottle itself looks and feels luxurious—think thick, matte black glass with a gold-plated brand badge—but it’s what’s inside that warrants the opulent packaging and high price point (the regular size retails for $125). Saint Jane’s new travel size ($38) is exclusive to Sephora and the Luxury Body Serum available online only ($58).

With customer testimonials ranging from regular use resulting in flawless skin to clearing up cystic acne to relieving rosacea pain, Saint Jane has deservedly earned awards from The Zoe Report (Best New Luxury Skincare Product of 2019), O, The Oprah Magazine (Best Body Product), Health (Best Facial Oil), PopSugar (Most Innovative Product), and more. It has also cured chronic skin issues for two top beauty editors at Glamour and Refinery 29.

Sephora Embarks On Largest CBD Skincare Launch Yet With Saint Jane
Sephora Embarks On Largest CBD Skincare Launch Yet With Saint Jane

The accolades and overwhelmingly positive customer reviews are also now validated by an official stamp of approval from medicinal cannabis pioneer Dr. June Chin , who was recently announced as the company’s chief medical advisor in conjunction with the Sephora expansion. A chronic pain survivor practicing in New York City, Chin holds multiple degrees in nutrition and osteopathic medicine. Her personal experience led to the discovery of CBD, which she incorporates into her integrative approach to overall patient care and treating diseases including epilepsy, cancer, and autism.

“Saint Jane is the most innovative CBD beauty company in the U.S., with an impressive team developing cutting-edge products,” said Chin, a noted expert in the space whose been featured on the “Today Show,” in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. “Since its inception, Saint Jane has introduced important transparency to the world of CBD beauty products. In this strategic role, my focus is to empower consumers to make more confident decisions with accurate and reliable information and to demystify CBD.”

Georgeson added, “In all of my years in beauty, I’ve never seen an ingredient that has this level of potential and performance in the skincare and wellness world.”

During the first quarter 2020, Georgeson plans to add Sephora-specific positions to her small team of 10 (she’s also a mom to three young daughters) to help oversee the day-to-day operations and communication with stores. Saint Jane is also working on releasing additional exclusive products exclusively for Sephora, which underscores her company’s commitment to the retailer—its largest point of distribution. Complementing Saint Jane’s Microdose Lip Gloss collection, a CBD-infused lipstick line will launch later this year.

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Tips for Hot Loving, like CBD and Sex

CBD and Sex

Tips for Hot Loving, like CBD and Sex

Discover the Best Tricks to Get in the Mood

You must have heard about CBD merchandise by now. It is everywhere, helping men and women manage their minds and bodies. There is even a line devoted to CBD for dogs and cats. You can easily sign onto the internet and shop for CBD edibles, such as gummies, dried fruit, and protein bars. Consumers can choose from a wide selection of CBD oil tinctures, bath bombs, vape pens, coconut oil and honey sticks. Many individuals think CBD oil for sex drives is the popular products’ single greatest asset.

In 2018, the federal Farm Bill legalized CBD and other industrial hemp on a national level. One of the biggest reasons that the best CBD oils for sex is in such high demand is that it stems from hemp. That means the CBD produces the same physical and mental benefits as marijuana’s THC without the psychoactive “high.” However, CBD does improve one’s overall mood by stimulating the brain’s anandamide neurotransmitter. That’s why more and more of the general public is embracing CBD oil for sex on a daily basis.

If you think about, it is not hard to imagine why using CBD for sex has recently grown so popular throughout our culture. When it comes to relieving self-consciousness in the bedroom, the best CBD oil for sex can be a lifesaver. Not only can guys perform, but discomfort for women during penetration is often minimized, while boosting the overall sensation for a woman. Orgasms can be significantly intensified. All you need is the top CBD for better sex.

Forget substances, like little blue pills and alcohol, to improve life between the sheets. Say goodbye to expensive prescriptions, as well as big bar tabs and hangovers. Rather, both partners can enjoy the benefits of CBD balm for sex, followed by a full night of deep sleep and an energized day.

Thankfully, CBD comes in with a handful of potentially lifechanging benefits.

1 Increased Libido

Almost anyone who is familiar with the positive effects of cannabis can understand how CBD lube for sex can be considered a powerful aphrodisiac. Picture a pair of lovers feeding one another colorful gummies in the bedroom. Or maybe they are enjoying a romantic soak in the tub with the right CBD bath bomb and hemp soap. The chance of arousal is rising by the second.

How does CBD play a part in either a man or a woman’s sensual desire? It is not complicated. As soon as CBD is applied to one’s skin, it widens the user’s blood vessels. This makes it easier for oxygenated blood to flow freely throughout the body. In other words, CBD increases sexual arousal.

2 Improved Senses

It is a fact that cannabinoid receptors are found inside a woman’s reproductive tract, including the uterus, ovaries, and vagina. That means CBD can have a mighty impact on sexual pleasure. On a daily basis, CBD products can be used to gain a high libido. It may even help a sexually repressed lady reach orgasm. As previously mentioned, CBD can do plenty for a man’s erectile dysfunction, which can work wonders for both parties.

3 Intensify Foreplay

It makes no difference if you and your special someone are having oral sex, necking or merely cuddling, CBD can make pre-sex warmth and pleasure better. Folks can concentrate on intimacy. Both CBD balm for sex and CBD lube for sex are known for increasing one’s senses, as there are various CBD receptors in sexual tissues and reproductive organs. Sex feels better. It tastes better. Sex even smells better with the best CBD goodies on the market increasing lubrication. And that’s not even taking into account how much discomfort a quality CBD lube can provide a dry situation by helping a woman’s muscles to relax. 

4 Muscle Relaxation

Speaking of loosening up the body for sexual activity, the top CBD body oils for sale are known to improve sensuality by helping the body chill out. The merchandise is small, light and can quickly be absorbed into one’s skin. In the bedroom, this translates to less muscle tension while fooling around. Both parties get to feel calm and cool. You can always begin by rubbing a little CBD body oil onto your partner’s neck, shoulders, arms and legs. In no time, you’ll both be in the mood to fool around. The only thing missing will be some Marvin Gaye tunes in the background. 

5 Stress Is Managed

It is no secret that mental pressure, such as stress, anxiety and depression can wreak havoc on one’s sex life. Men cannot perform and the ladies become extremely uncomfortable. CBD products that can efficiently improve one’s overall frame of mind can do wonders for an individual in the bedroom.

At the same time, sleep improves, which can be marvelous for one’s energy levels throughout the day at work and in the sack after dark. With high quality CBD oil, you can take your mind off all the distractions that can obstruct you from intercourse. Right away, both mental and physical stress tends to float away. Sexual pleasure can be considerably improved for every party involved.

  • The most popular CBD items for managing sex-related stress include: CBD Gummies: The bestselling CBD edibles in the world are CBD gummies. Consumers get to pick from a wide variety of styles, sizes and flavors. You can start out slowly with a 250 mg jar of Blueberry Raspberry Rings, enjoy 1000 mgs of Multi-Colored Bears, or be the life of the party with a whopping 3000 mg container of tasty Watermelon Rings. There are even sugar free CBD gummies that are made with real fruit juice, vitamins and plenty of minerals. Right away, you can safely fill up your belly, while effectively managing your stress.
  • CBD Vape Oil: As much as individuals love their CBD gummies and other edibles, CBD vape oil is known for helping folks manage their stress. It is just a matter of finding the right oil for your particular taste. Fortunately, there are numerous hemp-derived CBD products out there that are not only made with pure ingredients, but also contain less than .3% THC. There is not enough THC in the CBD product to get you high. So which CBD vape juice will you try first, Blue Dream Blueberry or Strawberry Cheesecake?
  • CBD Tincture: If you are not familiar with CBD oil tinctures, they are liquid solutions that are made with special components that are mixed with hemp’s original terpenes. The end result is a drop that quickly gives a person an overall peaceful frame of mind. Rather than dropping the CBD down your throat, a tincture of CBD can be used to place CBD under your tongue. Many folks even mix it into their coffee on a daily basis. Again, there is no right method or flavor of a CBD tincture. People get to figure it out for themselves to deal with daily stressors and take full advantage of CBD in the bedroom.

There is no question that CBD can have a tremendous effect of one’s sex life. But realize that not all CBD merchandise is the same. For starters, only purchase high quality CBD products extracted from hemp that are laboratory tested and manufactured in the United States. There is no point in buying dirt cheap CBD products from overseas that will have zero effect in your system, besides frustrating you.

While those two crucial factors should be enough to ensure your overall safety, you should also stick to high quality CBD goods that come from a reliable vendor. Perform a little homework by checking out the CBD store’s website and reading posted reviews. Is the feedback positive and does it sound authentic? Do you believe the consumers’ stories about CBD’s different effects on their sex lives? Make sure the CBD is extracted from hemp, rather than the marijuana plant. Otherwise, the CBD may not be legal in your state. After all, marijuana derived-hemp can have up to 20% of THC that can quickly get you high. Once that happens, you won’t be able to drive your car or get any work accomplished.

Regardless of what delivery device you rely on for your CBD, figuring out your ideal dosage of CBD is essential. Over time, you can increase your dose. As soon as a higher dose stops agreeing with your system, simply stop. Return to the dosage that supplied your mind and body with the most benefits. At least you have nothing to fear, as there is no way to overdose on CBD.

How long should you take CBD before having sex? Like it or not, CBD does not take an immediate effect in a user’s system. That’s why it is important to plan a little ahead before fooling around in the bedroom. A user should begin enjoying its wonderful benefits in approximately 30 minutes. That’s just enough time to set the mood with two glasses of wine and some romantic words before getting down to business.

Powerful CBD products may be the smartest way to beef up a couple’s sex life, but they are not the only option out there. For instance, another technique to improve a couple’s sex life is to always take your time. Whether it is a good thing or not, sexual responses tend to slow down over time. That means it may take more time for either party to get aroused and eventually climax. Look at the positive side, you get to give your body a beneficial workout, while enjoying more time fooling around. Who knows what kind of sexual experience is waiting?

As simple as it may sound, having an in-depth talk about sex can always help a couple. Maybe he didn’t realize that she doesn’t enjoy that position, or perhaps he dislikes being touched there. Opening up a two way conversation about sexual intimacy can be extremely rewarding, especially when it leads to hidden fantasies and unchartered territory. Let’s just hope nobody is too embarrassed to prevent a completely honest discussion.

When it comes time to have your big talk about sex, it is important to find the right time. Rather than in front of everyone’s friends at a party, make time when you two can be alone. Otherwise, you are merely inviting unnecessary guilt and shame into the equation. Better yet, there is nothing wrong with speaking up while you are between the sheets.

Share your honest feeling and give constructive criticism. Just be careful not to be overly critical. Rather than “Stop touching me there,” try to focus on the positives. Say, “I prefer when you play with my hair.” Look at any issue as a problem to be worked out together, instead of assigning blame.

Rather than two teenagers in the back of a car, a pair of lovers can enjoy better sex when they take their time in an adequate setting. 30 minutes is better than 30 seconds. Look for somewhere comfortable, as well as dark and quiet. The last thing you want to worry about is any uninvited guests walking in. A major part of intimacy is minimizing distractions. When it comes time to fool around, take the phone off the hook and turn off your cell. Maybe lock Marley out of the room to prevent a cold nose from touching your naked behind.

The best place for a couple’s private talk and fooling around may be in a new environment, like a weekend getaway to the city or the Keys. You don’t need to spend all your time in the sack. Rather, enjoy your quality time together, whether you see a Broadway show, go parasailing or simply watch movies together without leaving your hotel room.

It also helps to increase intimacy, whether it is by making eye contact, kissing or continually touching your partner. Gently rubbing one’s fingertips over the other’s neck, back or lips can be fantastic for establishing affection. Just thinking about it may be enough to send the chills down your spine. Plenty of articles have been written, books published, and educational videos produced on making physical contact with a sexual partner. Is it time to be firm or gentle? There is no one right or wrong way to touch another person. It is up to you to decide and figure out the most effective techniques to keep your significant other aroused with no more than your touch.

A couple can always fool around in the middle of the day or with all the lights on to spice things up. Candles create an ideal glow, along with attractive scents. You can easily light another candle or blow one out to create the perfect atmosphere for making whoopee. Doing so allows you to gaze at your partner’s naked body, including when your private parts meet.

Another entertaining way to get the blood flowing up is by trying new positions. Do you miss the good ol’ days when you and your partner couldn’t keep your hands off one another? But that was years ago. You can’t even remember the last time you guys did something besides the missionary position. Use Google and check out new positions, including the Magic Mountain with decorative pillows and the yoga-friendly Viennese Oyster. You can even turn things upside down with the Trapeze. Just be careful. Nobody wants to explain any sexual positions to the paramedics.

Making yourself feel sexy can make things better for you, as well as your partner. I am not talking about getting liposuction or a hair transplant. Rather, I mean something small and effective, like taking a shower or completely shave a new part of your body. But don’t rule out something a bit naughty, such as black lace underwear and a garter belt for date night over the weekend. Do you want to introduce a sex toy? Even listening to the right music can do the trick, as long as you feel erotically attractive.

Playing the right sex games can be a blast. Instead of trying for hot and steamy relations every time you two get together, you can easily lighten the mood with the right competition. You may not have played Truth or Dare for decades, but you can still enjoy the classic game. What’s your sexual fantasy? How often do you pleasure yourself? Imagine how far you can go with risqué dares. There are also sexy dice games at almost every novelty shop. According to your roll, you’ll have to perform a verb, such as “lick” or “suck” one of your partner’s body part, like an ear or a finger. Needless to say, the contests can get rather steamy.

Try role playing as Romeo and Juliet or a brave warrior saving a princess. Discuss your fantasies, make up fun backstories and even dress the part. She can be a rich and famous actress from the glory days of Hollywood, and he can be a world famous porn star. Role playing can be an absolute blast that will improve your sex lives. You’ll also be creating memories that will always be cherished.

Then there’s the art of sensual massage before sex that’s been around since the ancient Hindu teachings of Tantra. Rather than the 10 minute massage you get at the mall, it is okay to take your time and be frisky. When you’re in the comfort of your own home, you don’t have to worry about getting sexually aroused or making any funny noises. The massage can be enjoyed in silence, as well with soft tunes or even a calming voice. A cool temperature and incense help set the mood. Coconut oil will moisturize both party’s skin. There are even flavored massage oils that can be rubbed in with one’s tongue.

There is no reason that a sensual massage should be limited to just a person’s back or private parts. The whole body should be included in a voluptuous massage. You can begin by running your fingertips along your partner’s head and scalp. Make small circles as you work your way down to his or her neck and shoulder blades. Work your way down by gently massaging the arms, chest and back. Don’t forget to massage each finger separately. Then work your way down to the buttocks, thighs, calves, feet and toes. Just think about how hot you will both feel after you spend a few minutes working each section of your partner’s body.

Some couples have decided to try a form of psychotherapy known as sex therapy. Often times, individuals like sharing their concerns with each other. Of course, a third-party can guide a conversation and explain how some of your body parts work. There are no exams and no nudity. The therapist merely listens and makes suggestions, like how to increase arousal after having a baby or when experiencing menopause.

You can take things a step further by moving your sexual escapades outside of the house. Go for a long walk in a park or a late night dipping in the pool, if not the ocean. Just make sure you two are alone before starting any funny business. Of course, the risk of getting caught is often a huge turn-on. But no sex is worth getting arrested. I don’t know. Maybe.

No matter what you do to bring a little excitement back into your sex life, remember to have fun. Leave romantic notes around the house, along with naughty messages. Tickle one another and laugh. Have you done it on the kitchen table or the hammock in the backyard? As long as everyone is safe from disease, pregnancy and indecent exposure, feel free to put on your Indiana Jones hat and get adventurous. The whip is optional.

While there are plenty of tricks out there to spice up couples’ sex lives, CBD products have the best reputation for helping men and women overcome their embarrassing troubles in the bedroom. According to countless individuals, CBD merchandise may be the best option for enhancing sexual pleasure, increasing libido and reducing erectile dysfunction. Can astonishing CBD be your savior in bed?

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2019 in review: The hottest topics in the cannabis industry

A lot of things have happened in the cannabis industry throughout the course of this year 2019. As the year draws to a close, it’s that time of the year when we look back at the hottest topics throughout the course of the year. 2019 has sure been an interesting year with a lot of trending topics. We take a quick run through the year with the hottest topics in the cannabis industry.

January – Baby Boomers, the Aging Consumer.

For a long time, cannabis have been associated with youths. This isn’t wrong as many of the active consumers of cannabis are in their 20s. But there are many other users that are of the older generations. These include baby boomers. This is a growing segment of the cannabis users and they don’t fit very neatly into the box.

Young cannabis users tend to take cannabis for the fun of it, but boomers mostly take it for medical reasons. Most boomers, about 67% of them, take cannabis for the sake of their health and other medical reasons. Most boomers point out to body aches, pains and other medical issues as their reasons for consuming cannabis. Although there are many boomers who take it just to relax and feel good. As many of them have pointed out that it helps them to unwind and enjoy a good time. In the first quarter of 2019, about 62% of boomers consumed cannabis for health reasons in level 1 states.

February – The Rise of Social Consumption

There was an anticipation of the rise of cannabis social clubs that are legal in some markets before now. We saw this happen in 2019. Many cannabis users have said before that they enjoy taking cannabis alone in their homes. There are many others who have claimed that they take it only in small groups. There’s currently a large population of cannabis users who now take cannabis at public venues and in gatherings. In cities like Denver, Las Vegas and San Francisco, there have been more uses involved in public cannabis experience.

A large percentage of cannabis users in the US claim that they use cannabis for recreational and other social uses. Over 30% of users claim to consume it just before they meet with others. While 41% claim to use it for date nights and for daytime fun. Many legal cannabis clubs have emerged this year. Although, they’ve had to deal with regulatory issues in many cities

March – The Medicinal or Recreational CBD Debate.

This is a long-lasting debate, but it’s one that doesn’t matter anymore. Medical dispensaries are generally on the decline especially in places where they coexist with adult-use shops. This however doesn’t mean that people don’t use cannabis for medical reasons anymore. It’s just the business model that people prefer. There are more cannabis product available in the market today alongside an increase in cannabis education. This has led to the de-stigmatization of consumption of cannabis products and many more users now involve in taking cannabis both for recreational and medicinal purposes.

According to a survey, 64% of United States citizens already believe that there are medical benefits attached to cannabis consumption. 88% of people living in states where medical use or adult-sales is allowed also endorse it for medical purposes. Fewer people use it for singular purposes. Among those that use it for pain relief in level 1 states, 60% also indulge in it for social and recreational reasons. While 40% use it for both medical and recreational purpose.

April – Rise Of Cannabis Beverages

Nothing explains the rise in cannabis consumption more than a non-alcoholic cannabis beer. With the emergence of the cannabis beverage market, there are more options to consume cannabis. Cannabis beverage is probably the easiest and the most sociable way to consume cannabis.
In the second quarter of the year, beverages made a sale of $13.4M in the US edibles market. This makes up 6 of the total edibles market in the US. This follows a growing list of beverage brands in the market. As at the second quarter of 2019, there were 88 beverage brands in the market. With an increase of 19 brands from the second quarter of 2018. It is projected that by 2022, the US edibles market will reach a sale of $3.4 billion. It is estimated that by that time cannabis beverages will make sales up to $374 million, more than ten times the current figure.

There have been deliberations within the FDA as to the use of CBD as additives in drinks and food. The outcome of this deliberation will go a long way to determine the impact of cannabis

May – CBD Education

With the increasing popularity of CBD and cannabis product. People are developing more interest in this cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. Very much unlike THC, CBD doesn’t give the psychoactive effect that THC gives.

Products with CBD in them are becoming popular and more common by the day, with different goods and brands buying into it. There is also the popular discussion on whether it should be used as an additive or not. There are more people who know about CBD these days than before.
The passing of the farm bill in 2018, which legalizes the growing of cannabis that has 0.3% THC, is partly responsible for the recent rise in the popularity and use of CBD. 56% of cannabis users in the US, say they don’t know the difference between the effects of THC and CBD. Compare this with previous stats, you will realize that more people are getting to know more about CBD and cannabis products.

June – More Brands Are Solidified

There have been more sales in cannabis product this year. CBD market has grown meteorically and many brands have become very solidly rooted. A lot of sales have been made in different categories ranging from edibles to concentrates and to topicals. Many brands far and wide has lead the sales. By producing quality products, many brands have built a fan base that is loyal to their product. The key is, they delivered on their promised experience, both the physio and the psycho experience.

Within the dispensary sales, branded product hold on to their lead on sales. As more consumers recognize these products and the strength of their market continues to increase, it is likely that they continue this trend.
In Colorado, 95% of the ingestibles market was full of branded products in the second quarter of this year. That is two percent more from the second quarter of 2018. In the category, the leading ingestibles brand took up 22% of all the sales while the closest competitor took up 11% of the ingestibles market.

July – Declining Prices

Perhaps surprisingly, the prices of many cannabis products in the market keep declining. There are a lot of reason that we can attribute to this decline in price. But the most likely one is that the price of the product largely determines consumer choice. You can’t be surprised by this though, most users would settle for a product that they can afford.

Products that offer premium prices also make their sales no doubt. But the best way to build a large, strong and loyal customer base is to ensure that the product is affordable for them.

In Oregon, the average of price of flower has reduced to $3.84 in June 2019. As at January 2016, it was as high as $9.28. Between the first quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2019, the average price of flower in Colorado has reduced by 44%. While the average price of concentrates has reduces by 26%. Things are quite different is California though. The price of flower only reduced by 3%. While the average price for concentrates and ingestibles increased by 23 and 33 percent respectively.

August – Customers Want Convenience

In the cannabis market, all the customers are after seem to be convenience. Before they venture into buying a product, the consumers crave for convenience. They don’t just want to be convenient when buying, they want to be convenient when consuming also. This clamor for convenience is more common among users that are new to cannabis consumption.
67% of users who shop in dispensaries have identified a convenient location as being very vital to their shopping. Over 50% of the users also claim that one of their top factors in determining whether to buy a product is the form of consumption. Delivery of the product is also a key factor in today’s market, just like with other products and services.

In the world today, convenience of the consumers is key to a successful business model. This is the same with the cannabis industry. The consumers are not just look to consume the product, they want to be convenient while doing so.

September – The Customer Core

Companies and brand that placed their focus on their customer base are bound to flourish. Although there are a lot of customers now flooding the products and a lot of new brands and companies providing competition for themselves, those that have flourished are those ones that place their core on their customers.

It is important for the companies to understand who their core customers are. This includes the discerning consumers. These are the cannabis enthusiasts that have experimented with different cannabis products. They understand the basic behind the cannabis science. It is important for these companies to focus their marketing on their core, even though mainstream consumers keep growing.

The discerning consumers are an important core of the consumer base. They are the early adopters, lead indicators and influencers. They take their time to know and understand details like terpenes, processing methods, packaging, growing methods etc. Companies that have paid

attention to these consumers have flourished more in 2019 and it is likely that this trend continues

October – Growth of Low Dose Products

In 2019, increasing number of cannabis users seem to pay more attention to the dosage. Users now care more about consistent dosing. They want to be able to control their experiences that they feel afterwards. There are still many consumers who stick to their “wild card’ dosage. But a larger population of consumers now prefer controlled dosage that meets up to the promise that’s set in their label.

43% of people consuming edibles now prefer to settle for the low-dose products. These are products that contain < 10mg of THC in each serving. Of the people consuming ingestibles in legal states, 54% now prefer to choose a product based on its CBD content. 58% of this 54% users prefer to buy products that don’t have THC in them at all or have a higher ratio of CBD to THC. 39% of consumers in legal states claim that manufacturers need more consistency in crafting their dosage. 43% users think that product label should have the intended effect in them, such as energy, relaxation, happiness etc.

November – CBD Legalization

Cannabis is already legal in many states and many activists are clamoring for it to be legalized in more states. In places like Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Mexico, Minnesota and Rhode Island, there are moves being made for cannabis to be legalized. In Vermont, possession and cultivation of cannabis is already legalized. The next move is the legalization of dispensaries that sell cannabis to users for recreational purpose.

About 65% of the country supports the federal legalization of cannabis. More than in recent years, the public support for the legalization of cannabis is really high now. It is likely that more states will legalize cannabis. With the increase in CBD education among users in 2019. The public are becoming more knowledgeable about the potential benefits that cannabis and CBD offers the consumers. This has led to more public outcry for the legalization of cannabis in more states. Many states are moving towards decriminalizing marijuana or enacting medical marijuana bill. Passing these bills will definitely be the first steps to full legalization of cannabis.

December – Studies Into New Ways to Use Medical Marijuana

There are different researches currently ongoing into the different compounds that are in cannabis. It is said that there may be some of these compounds that have anti-cancer properties. Researchers don’t just think that these compounds have anti-cancer properties. They also believe that it may be possible for them to synthesize new compounds from these ones. There’s a possibility that these synthesized compounds will have stronger anti-cancer properties than the ones in natural cannabinoids.

There are many others that think that CBD have antibiotic effects. This means that they may be able to treat infections that are resistant to antibiotics. These researches may result in the creation of topical CBD creams with antibiotic properties. Bacteria do not seem to be CBD resistant. At least, they haven’t shown that over the years. So this might be a viable solution to anti-biotic resistant infections.

Other Trending Topics in the Cannabis Industry

This is becoming a more common trend among cannabis users. Some states have already legalized the home cultivation of cannabis. There really is no reason to not plant cannabis since it’s legal in your state. Many cannabis consumers gave themselves more to planting cannabis by themselves. The success of these users have led to more users becoming more interested in growing cannabis by themselves. This trend among users have come to stay with. There are already many sites that give prospective growers DIY tips on how to successfully cultivate different strains of cannabis.

With an increase in cannabis popularity and the clamor for its legalization in all states, users in fully legal state can enjoy their self-grown cannabis.
Availability of more cannabis product

It’s not just new cannabis product that is infiltrating the cannabis market, there are new cannabis strains being created. There’s a strong likelihood that the growth of cannabis-infused beverages and other cannabis products will become rapid. This has led to many more companies investing in cannabis products and the cannabis market. Many of the cannabis beverages are already being made by companies that are mainstay in the beverage and alcohol industry. For example, there are talks already that Coca-Cola might make a carbonated drink that has CBD in it. It is also said that Molson-Coors might also create a beverage with cannabis infused in it.
The federal legalization of CBD may result in some companies selling CBD edibles even though they are not originally a part of the cannabis industry. There’s likelihood that there will be more variety of CBD edibles in the market in coming months. But marijuana flower will still be the most popular form.

The year 2019 has surely been an eventful one in the cannabis industry. The many developments that happened this year leaves the mouth watering for what the year 2020 has in stock. Many of these trends are set to continue into the new year. So many of these developments are here to stay and we can expect to see them birth more fruit in the year 2020.

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4 Tips to Destress During a Hectic Christmas

Simple Techniques to Fight Off Stress During the Holidays

Do you find yourself being short tempered throughout the month of December? There is nothing abnormal about it. Often times, men and women find themselves under great strain during the holidays. Maybe they are concerned over their jobs, getting their loved ones the right gifts, or merely putting up with their in-laws over the holiday. That doesn’t even include the crowded shopping malls and packed parking lots. There is no question that Christmas time can be overwhelmingly stressful. At least there are 4 simple strategies, from using a pure CBD tincture to watching what you drink, that can provide phenomenal assistance in reducing holiday stress.

1          Take Advantage of CBD Products

While colorful CBD gummies are always fun, the most effective trick to keeping your cool during the holidays may be to rely on an amazing CBD oil tincture for sale. After all, cannabidiol is a natural compound that has gained popularity for helping people improve their moods by stimulating the serotonin in their brain cells. With the best CBD tincture to combat stress, a user can experience a peace of mind in no time. That means it will be easy to stay calm and cool with the rowdy kids and annoying house guests during Christmas dinner won’t be a problem this year. 

2          Be Honest

We all know somebody who is throwing a Christmas party this year. It makes no difference if you are talking to your employer, neighbor, or even your best buddy from childhood, always be truthful. If you truly don’t want to go to your office’s holiday dinner or neighbor’s Christmas Eve party, politely pass on the invitation. A person will get over a denied invitation. So it’s really not worth getting caught in a lie or showing up to a fiesta in a grumpy mood. In other words, say what you mean and mean what you say when it comes to Christmas get-togethers.

3          Remember to Catch Your Breath

Whenever you find yourself under physical or mental pressure, it is crucial that you pay attention to your breathing. If it is shallow, you should try to fix it right away. A smart trick is to take your time inhaling and exhaling deeply and slowly. Try to feel both actions in every part of your body, from your tippy toes to the end of your nose and the top of your head. Not only is this tension fighting technique nice and easy, it can be performed just about anywhere and in any situation. Whether you are in line at a department store or stuck in holiday traffic on the highway, deep belly breathing can help you stay calm and cool in just about any aggravating situation.

4          Create an Ideal Environment

With so many hours spent at work, boring holiday parties and getting ahold of unappreciated presents, you must dedicate some time to yourself. Maybe plan a few hours that you can treat yourself to a nice spa or a massage. Of course, you can always spend your “me time” resting in your bed, if not your favorite chair. Dim the lights and play The Dark Side of the Moon, or whatever music chills you out. Turn off your phone and unplug from cyberspace for a little while. Complete relaxation is just around the corner.

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