Calm Your Mind and Soul with Our Birthday Cake CBD Flower

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CBD flower strains

One of the many CBD flower strains we’re excited about is called Birthday Cake CBD. The Birthday Cake strain is a perfect example of the ingenuity of cross-breeding and pollinating cannabis plants. Now that hemp and cannabis growing and dispensing is decriminalized federally and legal in most states, growers have the leverage and resources to harvest specific strains of CBD flower.

As we have discussed extensively in previous blog posts, the popularity of CBD flowers and other CBD products has skyrocketed in recent years. New medical studies continue to confirm that this powerful cannabinoid has the potential to relieve the pain of various physiological ailments including chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and dozens of others.

Grand daddy purple cbd flower
Grand daddy purple top shelf cbd flower

Millions of hemp users have experienced this power firsthand. It’s not like dispensary store customers are sitting at home reading clinical studies about the effects of CBD and then deciding to go out and purchase. They’re trying it out for themselves and operating off of that visceral experience.

And for the vast majority of frequent users, the evidence is strong and the conclusion is undeniable: CBD flower strains like Birthday Cake CBD and others have a pronounced effect on their bodies and minds that is substantially different and qualitatively better than high-THC strains.

CBD and other cannabinoids are already a part of the vanguard of a new natural healthcare movement that is slowly sweeping across the country. The idea is simple: you can treat and sometimes cure pain without painkillers; and you can treat and sometimes cure anxiety without drugs and alcohol. While some may argue that CBD is still a drug despite its non-intoxicating effects, its likely safer and healthier for intermediate pain than the vast majority of prescriptions and recreational substances.

But how do cannabis growers cultivate such rich ratios of high-CBD flower?

The Strange Art/Magic/Science of Crossbreeding For CBD Flower

If you’ve spent any significant amount of time consuming marijuana, you know that different strains of cannabis can have dramatically different effects on the user. This includes psychological effects, as some strains might make you incredibly energetic, conversational or happy while other strains make you tired, withdrawn, and sometimes even anxious.

You’re probably familiar with the indica versus sativa debate but the truth is that individual strains within those categories have distinctive characteristics, such as different tastes and smells.

Cannabis breeders are the mad scientists that experiment with crossbreeding different plants to achieve specific trait profiles. In a process that can take years, breeders choose “parent” strains to cross-breed and then sometimes back-cross them to stabilize a new phenotype. The goal is to end up with a strain that has certain desirable traits and no bad traits.

This is even more complicated with marijuana plants than with your average garden food crops. These food crops are usually “monoecious,” signifying the individual plants have male and female organs.

Conversely, cannabis plants are considered “dioecious” and do not each contain male and female parts. Rather, each plant is either male or female. The female plant grows the cannabinoid buds and is pollinated by the male plant to produce seeds. This kind of cross-pollination produces a much greater and more diverse genetic pool from which growers can cross-breed.

While beneficial to the aim of breeding for specific traits – such as high-CBD content – this form of harvesting is also more time-consuming and difficult. But ultimately, it allows for breeders to carefully select and pursue the kinds of buds they want, such as the inverted THC:CBD ratio in Birthday Cake CBD. The typical Birthday Cake strain is about 20%+ THC and less than 1% CBD. After scrupulous cross-breeding, however, those percentages are effectively flip-flopped and a reliably medicinal CBD flower is born.

Growers like the Crawford brothers in Oregon demonstrate the devotion and discipline that comes with breeding for high-CBD flower buds.

“Good breeding is no secret, it’s just a lot of hard work and it takes years of research and development to accomplish,” Seth Crawfood stated in a recent interview about the recent surge in CBD popularity.

His brother added: “Good breeders are not people who just take two plants they like and cross them to get some ‘good stuff.’ Good breeders are people who take the time and make a plan, they create specific inbred lines to reach a target. But overall, it’s not rocket science.”

While it may not be rocket science, the methodology behind breeding is certainly not simple. Breeders must have a knack for registering and analyzing multiple types of traits all at once. Factors include:

  • Shape of the leaves
  • Calyx size
  • The morphology and growing conditions
  • Color
  • Cannabinoid amount
  • Cannabinoid profile
  • Flavor and aroma
  • Aroma and cannabinoid stability
  • Trichome typology
  • Resin quantity and quality
  • Resin persistence
  • Drying and curing times

Breeders must, of course, also prioritize the development of productive strains that can continually perform on the market. Additionally, potency is a major factor and here growers have seen a sea change when it comes to the demand of CBD-rich strains over THC-rich strains.

Birthday Cake CBD is thus an illustrative case study in the art/magic/science of cross-breeding cannabis plants, as well as a marker of how the cannabis growing market now favors CBD flower.

Birthday Cake CBD taste profile and effects

Our Birthday Cake CBD flower packs a powerful punch. Taste-wise, the hybrid strain carries a vanilla and nut flavor due to its unusual balance of terpenes and cannabinoids. This dynamic results from the cross-breeding of GSC and Cherry Pie strains, whose colorful genes and trichomes give Birthday Cake CBD a festive and ceremonial appearance. It’s been described as a strain that looks like a birthday present, which is presumably how the name arose.

However, as mentioned above, unlike many varieties of the Birthday Cake strain, ours is primarily a CBD flower that has been carefully bred to have a full-spectrum array of compounds without a predominance of THC. Full-spectrum means that while Birthday Cake CBD has higher amounts of CBD, especially when compared to its THC content, it also contains smaller but significant amounts of other cannabinoids and still more trace amounts of other compounds.

There are 113 known cannabinoids – of which THC, CBD, and CBN rank as the most popular – but only one cannabinoid is considered the “stem cell,” the progenitor of them all. That would be CBG, or cannabigerol, which for years lay largely unrecognized for its significant role in early development of cannabis plants. Now scientists and breeders know that not only is CBG critical to marijuana flowers in the early growing phase, it eventually morphs into other cannabinoids during the mature phase.

Like CBD and CBN, CBG is non-psychoactive but many growers and users say that it brings a powerful feeling of psychological wellness and may help with physical ailments like chronic pain, appetite loss, inflammation, and headaches. Studies done on CBG also demonstrate the potential for slowing the growth of cancer cells, decreasing the discomfort of glaucoma, and treating inflammatory bowel conditions and Crohn’s disease, although more research is still needed to make any conclusive claims.

The aforementioned Crawford brothers have built an entire business model around CBD but believe that CBG will be the next big craze in cannabis. Full-spectrum blends like Birthday Cake CBD allow one to experience the collective effort of CBD, CBG, and other cannabinoids.

For more info about the potential of CBG, click here to read our blog post.

CBD Flower and Indoor Hemp Flower for sale

Higher Hemp has a variety of CBD flower recommendations for your pandemic bug-out bag, including the staff favorite, Grand Daddy Purple CBD flower, which has 22.8% CBD content. Our indoor hemp flower for sale on our website comes to us from the most responsible, scientifically advanced growers in the industry, who take pride in cross-breeding hybrid CBD flower strains that help people manage pain and anxiety.

Birthday Cake CBD is a great example of our organically grown, top-shelf, indoor CBD flower selection, which contains up to 25% CBD by weight and less than 0.3% THC.

In addition to the myriad strains of lab-tested and certified CBD flower, we also offer CBD oil, CBD joints and blunts, CBD cartridges, CBD concentrates, CBD topicals, and even CBD for pets. Click here to read our post about the benefits of CBD for pets.

As always, remember that all our products are packaged with eco-friendly and sustainable hemp material and biodegradable bioplastic.

Also remember that we offer free same-day delivery in San Diego County and 2-day priority shipping nationwide.

CBD Blunts For Pandemic Peace and Pleasure

CBD hemp blunt

Blunts have been a pop culture icon for decades. Packing several times the amount of weed with a slower burn time, they are a favorite among veteran marijuana smokers. Traditionally, these blunts contained mostly high-THC, low-CBD strains of cannabis rolled in tobacco paper. But the times have changed.

In the last decade or so, CBD blunts have emerged as the new torch-bearer for this tradition, representing the social transition to more enlightened, informed attitudes about cannabis, hemp, and the cannabinoid compounds that humans have used medicinally and industrially for thousands of years.

As legalization and decriminalization efforts spread across the nation’s courts, we’ve seen a remarkable, almost unbelievable revolution in the way our society thinks about and uses cannabis. What was once a taboo, illegal activity is now abundantly casual, which has allowed for a new generation of clinical studies to be conducted on the benefits of cannabinoids like CBD, CBN, and CBG.

The explosion of CBD sales is the natural outgrowth of this revolution. With it, we’ve seen the rise of the CBD blunts over THC-heavy rolling and a preference for the CBD hemp blunt as a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco blunts. 

While CBD oils and extracts are very popular these days, there are still many people who prefer smoking their cannabis. Smoking remains a powerful social tradition, a ritual dating back to time immemorial in cultures around the world. For a plurality of cannabis users, the smoke itself adds an irreplaceable visual and aromatic aesthetic. There’s something almost mystical about inhaling smoke and watching it exit your body in elegant wisps. 

Fortunately, CBD blunts offer a way to enjoy smoking without polluting your lungs with carcinogens and polluting your mind with unnecessary toxins. When combined with the health benefits we will discuss below, CBD blunts quickly emerge as a favorite vessel for Mother Nature’s sacred cannabinoids. 

CBD blunts for physical health and relationship health

We’ve written extensively on this blog about the health benefits of CBD, which have been corroborated by many studies and will likely be fully canonized in medical literature within the next decade. It’s important to note that the FDA prohibits us from making health claims. The following potential health benefits of CBD have not been approved by the FDA and further research is needed to do so. CBD is believed by advocates to relieve symptoms of conditions ranging from mental illness to chronic pain, including the following:

~Sciatic nerve pain and inflammation
~Multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis
~Muscle spasms
~Mood disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
~Cancer related symptoms, including nausea and vomiting
~Neurological disorders like epilepsy and related convulsions, fever, and fatigue
~High blood pressure, heart disease, and circulatory system health
~Psychotic symptoms, including those associated with schizophrenia and severe mental illness
~Substance abuse and addiction
~Abatement of tumor growth

Health benefits of CBD

New studies also suggest additional health and wellness benefits of CBD blunts for women, as researchers begin to rediscover natural treatments and remedies known for centuries. While healers have known about CBD infusions for thousands of years, as recently as the 1800s, there were medical texts prescribing CBD for a variety of gynecological problems, including:

  • PMS
  • pain during sex
  • menopause
  • nausea during pregnancy
  • postpartum hemorrhage
  • difficult childbirth
  • painful urination 
  • gynecological discomfort
  • prostate balance 

Additionally, a growing body of research and literature suggests that CBD enhances sexual pleasure. Because our bodies contain countless endocannabinoid receptors, the cannabinol compounds and hemp molecules of CBD blunts, oils, extracts, etc. relax our inner systems, including our sexual organs, while stimulating blood flow, triggering neurotransmitters like nitric oxide, and soothing anxiety in the mind, which can affect sexual performance.

For these reasons and more, the stay-at-home mandates and quarantining of the pandemic seem to mark a perfect time to stock up on CBD blunts with your partner and conduct some of your own case studies.

Another benefit of the CBD blunts sold by Higher Hemp is the fact that a CBD hemp blunt is healthier both for you and the environment because they’re tobacco-free. One of the all-too-often overlooked realities of hemp is its widespread industrial use across the world for thousands of years. 

In fact, many historians believe hemp is one of the most important crops in our civilization’s development. Harvested as early as 8,000 BC in China, hemp has been used for rope, fishnets, fiber, oil, medicine, paper, textiles (canvas), sails, bridges, shoes, caulking, clothes, food, butter, seed for grain (such as barley), lighting oil, paints, varnishes, birdseed, and plastic. The overall uses are virtually countless and the possibilities in the future are near endless. 

When the Farm Bill of 2018 officially legalized hemp, it opened up a pathway to return to the age of hemp in a powerful way. Of course, the use of hemp as a superior rolling paper for blunts must also be noted.

The Advantages of the CBD Hemp Blunt

There are many kinds of CBD blunts but when you opt for a CBD hemp blunt you’re choosing to smoke something that is comprehensively healthier than a traditional tobacco blunt. First of all, a CBD hemp blunt is made from natural, plant-based hemp ingredients that do not contain nicotine or carcinogens.

Additionally, there are a variety of reasons why hemp paper is a superior alternative when smoking CBD blunts:

~CBD hemp blunt=functionally better. Hemp has an optimal thickness that is ideal for rolling and controlling the speed and intensity of the burn.

~CBD hemp blunt=smells better and tastes better. Because of the harsh chemicals inside traditional tobacco rolling papers, the ensuing smoke is acrid on both the nose, throat, and taste buds. Why counteract the positive effects of CBD blunts by using cruddy paper?

~CBD hemp blunt=chemical-free. Because of the way hemp is harvested – free of pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins – they are objectively healthier for you. Traditional rolling paper is made of tree pulp which is usually filled with harmful chemicals like chlorine, calcium carbonate, and potassium nitrate. Do you really want to be inhaling that stuff into your lungs every day?

~CBD hemp blunt=environmentally-friendly. Hemp plants grow much faster than the trees used for traditional rolling papers, which can take up to 40 years to reach full height. So hemp is naturally more sustainable. Additionally, it requires less water and fewer resources to grow and doesn’t bleed toxins and pesticides into the surrounding wildlife. The packaging is also made from biodegradable hemp plastic. 

Higher Hemp CBD blunts

Higher Hemp CBD blunts follow the aforementioned philosophy of sustainable eco-friendly practices by using all-natural hemp pre-roll blunt wrap paper sourced from responsible vendors. We also take our belief in the power of hemp to the next level by using only hemp plastic and plant-derived bioplastic packaging for all our products, including CBD flower, CBD joints, CBD blunts, and CBD vape cartridges. We even use recycled glass and recovered ocean plastic for our Gummies and Capsules jars. 

Our CBD blunts themselves are made with seedless, unkeefed, premium CBD hemp flower. They weigh approximately 1.25 grams each and contain up to 25% CBD, or 312mg total CBD per blunt. Each of our products, including our CBD blunts, is shipped with certified lab tests showing the exact breakdown of compounds contained inside. 

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to throttle our minds, bodies, and resources, it’s important to take care of yourself and your family. See if our CBD blunts and other products help take the edge off any anxiety or physical pain you may be experiencing. Higher Hemp offers pre-rolled blunts of strains such as Wife CBD hemp flower, which is a mellow tangy flower with dense green buds containing 19% CBD. The Wife CBD hemp flower is a hybrid plant, which means it has been backcrossed over many generations to carry forth specific desired traits. In this case, the flower tastes and smells of cherry and is often used to relieve the symptoms of nausea, chronic pain, and migraines.

Generally speaking, CBD holds the promise of ameliorating a large variety of physical ailments and even helping with mental health and sexual relationships.

You don’t even have to leave the house to get our CBD blunts. Order through our easy online portal and get free same-day delivery on orders local to San Diego County and Orange County. Receive 2-day delivery on any order within the United States. First-time customers may use discount code HH20 for 20% off their first order!

CBD Flower Shops In the Year of the Pandemic

CBD Flower Shops

The cannabidiol (CBD) boom that has so visibly dominated the cannabis industry in recent years is still going strong thanks to a variety of factors, but an interesting new trend has surfaced as well: marijuana consumers gravitating toward the CBD flower high offered by indoor hemp flower. While CBD tinctures and oil are still surging in demand – with many dispensaries and CBD flower shops reporting socially distanced lines that extend out into the parking lot – more and more consumers have learned the benefits of indoor hemp flower.

The rapid rise of the CBD market is nothing less than stunning and the numbers are expected to continue growing into the foreseeable future. Market analysts predict that by 2024 the U.S. cannabidiol market will reach $13.39 billion

There are multiple factors playing into this growth.

Certainly, state and federal decriminalization and legalization efforts are the most obvious. Cannabis sales have transformed from a black market underground counterculture into a booming corporate industry in scarcely a decade. However, other social and medical trends are involved, too. For example, the nature of modern healthcare and overall healthcare costs must be considered. Industry journalists cite the rise of Alzheimer’s disease, depression, sports injuries, arthritis and other chronic disorders as contributing to the growth of CBD sales. 

Additionally, the rise in the geriatric population, increasing shifts toward eCommerce, and continued urbanization have all been isolated as playing a role in this rapidly expanding market. 

To further drill into the granular details of this economic phenomenon, we must assess both the specifics of the CBD flower high and the harvesting/growing pipeline of indoor hemp flower.

CBD flower health effects

Of the 113 known cannabinoids in cannabis/hemp plants, CBD is one, along with CBG (cannabigerol), CBT (cannabicitran), CBN (cannabinol), CBL (cannabicyclol), CBC (cannabichromene), and CBDV (cannabidivarin). CBD flowers originate from the Cannabis sativa plant (distinct from Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis), which constitute the hemp plants harvested for a variety of industrial products.

The distinction of hemp and marijuana (cannabis) plants represent the core difference in cannabinoid compounds. Cannabis sativa is a hemp plant, which produces everything from clothing and paper to CBD products themselves. Cannabis indica plants is a marijuana plant that contains high levels of THC and is used primarily for the purpose of extracting that psychoactive compound. Cannabis ruderalis is also a cannabis plant but has lower levels of THC. In the new commercially regulated word of hemp and cannabis plants, percentages of THC are closely monitored. To classify as a hemp (CBD) product, THC levels must be less than 0.3%

The CBD flower high produced by strains like Charlotte’s Web, Harlequin, Sour Tsunami and others produce medicinal effects without a psychoactive high. For this reason, CBD has been used as an anti-inflammatory aid to reduce symptoms associated with chronic pain from arthritis and a variety of other conditions, including mental health troubles.

In fact, researchers and scientists are just now starting to explore the full realm of possibilities related to CBD and other cannabinoids. Its past illegality made medical research extremely difficult. Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing hemp sales, extensive clinical studies can finally be conducted. 

We already know based on existing research that CBD interacts with the body’s natural endocannabinoid neurotransmitters in the nervous system. As a result, scientists believe that CBD could help relieving the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions, including:

~Sciatic nerve pain and inflammation

~Multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis

~Muscle spasms

~Mood disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

~Cancer related symptoms, including nausea and vomiting


~Neurological disorders like epilepsy and related convulsions, fever and fatigue

~High blood pressure, heart disease, and circulatory system health

~Psychotic symptoms, including those associated with schizophrenia and severe mental illness


~Substance abuse and addiction

~Abatement of tumor growth

As you can see, the potential here is mind-boggling. If CBD could help with even one of these conditions, much less all, it would be a healthcare windfall of epic proportions. More research is still needed to make any conclusive health claims though.

CBD flower high

The CBD flower high is far more subtle than the psychoactive effect associated with THC. While a large dosage of CBD can create an “uplifting” effect, this is generally not considered a “high” in the same way as THC or usual psychoactive agents. Growers combining and cross-fertilizing different strains are able to achieve discrete levels of the various cannabinoids, often involving small percentages of THC and other compounds but sometimes being just pure CBD. The CBD flower high is often described as a body high that acts similarly to a painkiller due to its possible anti-inflammatory properties.

CBD flowers are composed of three parts: pistils, sugar leaves, and trichomes. Pistils are essentially just the decorative orange hairs. The sugar leaves and trichomes release the most cannabinoids with the trichomes being the most CBD-rich. 

Indoor hemp flower

In the old days, virtually all marijuana and hemp plants were grown and harvested outdoors. That dynamic has changed dramatically in the last couple decades. Indoor grow labs are now ubiquitous, featuring sophisticated configurations of artificial light, ventilation, and controlled atmospheres. 

Cultivating indoor hemp flower requires the grower to control CO2 levels, humidity/moisture, temperature, light cycles, and nutrient absorption. Properly optimized, such efforts will produce dense, high-resin flowers that are highly aromatic and strong. Growing indoor hemp flower takes place in small-scale operations as well as large warehouses. 

The ability to do this was codified in the aforementioned 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the harvesting of hemp across the country and made it possible for large-scale indoor hemp growing. This in turn led to a significant extension of harvest timetables, as growers were no longer relegated to natural seasons that limited planting to the spring and culling to the fall. 

Indoor growing maximized hemp plant production and also allowed for greater control over pests and crop contamination. 

Most popular strains at CBD flower shops

The proliferation of indoor hemp flower growing and the rising popularity of the CBD flower high has led to several strains being highly regarded and in demand. Here are several of the most popular indoor CBD flower options:

Lemon drop – A fruity hybrid strain with 15% average CBD.        

Rainbow Sherbet – A powerful indoor strain with sativa effects and 16% average CBD.      

Sour Tsunami – A good strain for pain and anxiety relief with 12% average CBD.    

At Higher Hemp CBD, as one of San Diego’s premiere CBD flower shops, we have every possible CBD strain and indoor hemp flower you can imagine in addition to joints, blunts, tinctures, oils, edibles, cartridges, concentrates, topicals, and even CBD for pets. 

Our CBD flower shipping also includes free two-day shipping on all orders over $60.

CBD flower shipping

Another reason hemp sales have increased is because it carries more federal legality than cannabis. Yes, dozens of states have legalized both hemp and marijuana, but at the federal level, you can still be arrested, prosecuted, and incarcerated for owning or selling marijuana. 

The feds are not shy about issuing reminders about this either. They still leverage the Drug War for strategic draconian purposes and are fighting tooth and claw to retain the ability to do so despite the considerable decriminalization successes on the state level. While an individual is far less likely these days to get a serious prison sentence for marijuana than in decades past, the pursuit of marijuana is still fraught with more legal peril than the pursuit of hemp. This is yet another reason why CBD sales have skyrocketed. CBD, unlike its psychoactive THC counterpart, comes from hemp and because of the 2018 Farm bill, it is no longer subject to the same laws as marijuana.

The total federal decriminalization of hemp also opened the gates to unfettered delivery of CBD products through the mail. CBD flower shipping is now entirely legal. In this year of pandemic fear, the industry is actually booming. Overall cannabis sales grew by 159 percent since 2019 and are up by 30 percent across all markets.

Higher Hemp CBD is one of the only San Diego CBD flower shops to offer not only free shipping for $60+ orders but a detailed certificate of analysis breaking down the percentages of all cannabinoids. We also offer sustainable, hemp-derived packaging. Why wait in line at a dispensary with a mask on when you can have premium indoor hemp flower buds and CBD oil mailed to your home free of charge?

Benefits of CBD For Pets

CBD for Pets

The Health Benefits of CBD For Pets: What Does The Research Say?

As CBD flower shops and CBD oil vendors become more and more ubiquitous in cities across the country, the general public gradually grows more informed about the full spectrum of cannabis benefits. Even most casual users now know that marijuana plants contain the cannabinoid CBD, which is non-psychoactive and has shown great promise in treating chronic pain.

Studies consistently suggest that products like CBD pain relief lotion and CBD oil provide anti-inflammatory relief that soothes the symptoms of neuropathic pain, although more research is still needed. Chronic conditions like arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica can have extremely deleterious effects. And not just for humans.

In recent years, people have even begun using cannabis to help their dogs and cats, who suffer from anxiety and chronic pain just as consistently as humans do. Utilizing CBD for pets is much different than blowing smoke in their faces or giving them an edible treat that gets them “high.” In fact, since pets have no way to contextualize or understand what they’re feeling or why, plying them with psychoactive agents is probably not the best recourse for battling chronic conditions, especially anxiety.

However, the use of CBD oil and CBD pain relief lotion, is a different discussion altogether. A growing body of research suggests that CBD for pets may be a safe and potentially powerful method of soothing the symptoms of chronic pain, arthritis, seizures, anxiety, nausea, and others.

CBD for pets: what the research says about safety and efficacy

Due to embargos on medical marijuana research that were in place for the last century or so, scientists have only recently begun to seriously study the use of products like CBD oil on pain and anxiety relief. Hemp-derived CBD was formally legalized in 2018 via the passage of the U.S. Farm Bill. This means that a new age of research can begin, as well as a new age of reformed criminal justice.

Studies on CBD for pets are even more sparse, but a promising body of research is gradually developing that shows CBD oil and other products may be effective in treating osteoarthritis pain and possibly even seizures in household animals – namely, dogs and cats.

This question–whether CBD for pets is a good idea–is a common one, according to veterinarians. A study by VIN News Service recently found that 63% of vets have been consistently asked about whether CBD oil and other hemp and cannabis derived CBD products can help pets. As a result, a panoply of products providing CBD for pets has hit the market in recent years. Emerald Dragon CBD, Hemprx CBD oil, Pure Ratios CBD all offer some form of concentrated cannabinoid formula for dogs and cats. Higher Hemp CBD proudly carries these brands, as well as many more, which adhere to the strictest lab-testing protocols.

Another recent study showed that 80% of dogs may have demonstrated increased mobility and decreased pain as a result of using CBD oil.

Starting in 2016, Stephanie McGrath, a veterinarian and assistant professor of neurology, conducted a series of studies about how CBD is metabolized by dogs. At the time, almost no research had been done on the subject. She conducted two clinical trials – one regarding epilepsy in dogs and the other regarding osteoarthritis – and found that the results were positive.

Dovetailing her work, an additional study by a different research team at Cornell concluded that 2 mg per kilogram of CBD administered twice a day can help promote “comfort and activity” in osteoarthritic dogs.

McGrath wants more studies on CBD for pets to be conducted in the future but, for the time being, she says, “I feel really comfortable at this point, given all of our clinical trials and our initial research, that it’s a safe product.”

What can CBD oil do for pets?

While further studies will be required for any definitive conclusions, all the current research points to CBD being a safe “alternative medicine” for pets. Due in part to legalization efforts and in further part to new research into the beneficial effects of cannabinoids, spending on CBD for pets has soared in the last few years, from $500 million in 2018 to a projected $1.1+ billion in 2020.

One of the reasons scientists, researchers, and veterinarians believe CBD for pets could be a good idea is that CBD travels through the body – both human bodies and animal bodies – using the same metabolic pathways as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) – in other words, non-prescription painkillers like ibuprofen. Such metabolism may help shape the severity of inflammation in the body, as well as other problems like blood clotting.

If in the coming years studies can prove that CBD provides a strong anti-inflammation response (as it certainly appears to), CBD oil for pets could become even more ubiquitous as a safer, cheaper, and more effective treatment than surgery and strong painkillers. It could also vastly improve the quality of life for pets in their final years.

Another reason CBD for pets is increasingly being considered involves anxiety and stress, which anyone who has owned a pet (particularly a dog) knows is a very real struggle, especially if the animal has been abused, had a traumatic upbringing, or is emotionally triggered by the loud noises of events like firework celebrations.

Remember, dogs have much better hearing than humans. When it comes to higher frequencies, they can hear nearly twice the hertz we can and use 18 ear muscles as opposed to the mere six used by humans. In other words, we can’t even really imagine what a firework or other loud sound is like for a dog but it’s obviously extremely uncomfortable for them on a physical level and distressing on a psychological level.

For years, pet owners have shared reports of their animals hiding and whimpering on days like the Fourth of July. The stress hormone cortisol triggers your pet’s fight or flight response, which causes many animals to flee in confusion. Heartbreakingly, many pets go missing each year on days like the 4th.

Advocates claim CBD oil is a safe, natural way to relieve their anxiety and the physiological effects of stress and trauma.

Dr. Ibrahim Shokry is a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Based on his 30 years of veterinary experience, he says that while more controlled studies are needed, the science right now points to CBD for pets being a healthy, effective solution to a variety of symptoms experienced by household animals.

“It can be used in the treatment of certain types of seizures, to control pain, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, to stimulate appetite and to manage anxiety,” he states.

Buying CBD for pets: cannabis delivery San Diego residents prefer during the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has complicated a vast array of business models and commercial transactions but, fortunately, the rise of new dispensaries (and enterprising new services by the old ones) has made acquiring cannabis exceedingly easy. It has literally never been easier to purchase CBD oil and other hemp-derived CBD products.

According to analysts, CBD e-commerce sales have spiked during the pandemic lockdown, adding new fire to what is now a $20 billion industry. Easier credit card transactions and delivery mechanisms are a huge part of this boom and Higher Hemp CBD is proud to have led the vanguard of simplified, consumer-friendly hemp sales.

Anxiety and depression levels at an all-time high in the country. Additionally, some people are unwilling to risk contracting Covid-19 and/or defy mandates in order to go to a doctor. The result is that many patients are not getting the regular physical therapy or other treatments they need to help with chronic pain. For this reason and many more, CBD oil and other products are more popular than ever.

Based in San Diego, California, and delivering all over the country, Higher Hemp CBD has made it a mission to eliminate the confusion and stress of buying CBD oil, hemp flower, and full-spectrum products. Offering free same-day local delivery with no minimum order, it is the model of cannabis delivery San Diego residents prefer, especially during a lockdown.

For residents of other cities, Higher Hemp CBD offers free 2-day shipping nationwide for orders over $60.

And for those of you who like to know exactly what is in your medicinal purchases, you’ll be happy to know that Higher Hemp CBD includes lab tests for every product, whether it’s CBD oil, cartridges, blunts, joints, flower, concentrates, topicals (CBD pain relief lotion), and CBD for pets. In every order you will receive a detailed certificate of analysis breaking down the exact percentage of every cannabinoid compound inside.

CBG Flower Will Be The Next CBD Craze

CBG Hemp Flower Will Be The Next CBD Craze

CBG Hemp Flower Will Be The Next CBD Craze. Here’s Why….

The marijuana legalization and decriminalization efforts that have spread across the country in the last few years obviously marked the beginning of a profoundly new federal and state attitude toward cannabis and top-shelf cannabis and hemp products. It also triggered a golden age in commercial innovation, experimentation, and entrepreneurship, showcased by the present ability to easily buy CBD hemp full-spectrum distillate online, something that would have been inconceivable a few decades ago.

Before the last decade, only the most die-hard cannabis activists and scientists knew the full spectrum of cannabinoids present in hemp plants. They were largely restricted from medical experiments showing the effects of these cannabinoids. Now we know that not only are there a plethora of cannabinoids other than THC, but these compounds are fundamentally different (non-psychoactive) and may have incredibly beneficial health effects.

Non-psychoactive hemp flower cannabinoids on the rise

In recent years, the cannabinoid known as Cannabidiol (CBD) has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity. Many people use CBD flower and CBD extracts for pain relief; others use it to relieve the symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, or depression. Because CBD is not psychoactive it is considered more medicinal in nature, as opposed to the more recreational uses of THC. CBD is also increasingly being used by regular marijuana users to counteract or dull some of the paranoia and anxiety associated with getting too “stoned” on psychoactive strains.

The new golden age of cannabis and hemp has ushered in other rising stars in the cannabinoid ecosystem, namely Cannabinol (CBN) and Cannabigerol (CBG). While CBN is not well known, it was actually the very first cannabinoid isolated by scientists (in the 19th century) and identified (in the 1930s).

Patients say CBN helps significantly with anxiety, insomnia, and other physiological ailments. Medical studies have routinely backed up these claims, demonstrating evidence that the cannabinoid can stimulate appetite, reduce tension (and possibly the symptoms of glaucoma), and act as an effective anticonvulsant.

CBG hemp flower

CBG, which has remained largely unknown to even regular marijuana users, seems to finally be earning its moment in the spotlight. Sometimes referred to as the “mother of all cannabinoids,” CBG is the first cannabinoid acid that arises when a hemp plant begins to develop (making it something like a stem cell in function). Additionally, this CBGA (cannabigerolic acid) later acts as the parent cannabinoid acid that helps synthesize all the others.

Scientists isolated CBG back in the 1960s but it has remained obscure in the decades since, primarily because of how difficult it is to break down into pure CBG form. It is much more common for it to be synthesized into other cannabinoids. The majority of hemp flower strains are only about 2% or less of CBG. Pure CBG, at least until fairly recently, has been somewhat rare.

In addition to its molecular challenges, CBG must also be harvested two weeks earlier than the rest of the hemp plant.

Despite these difficulties, however, many proprietors and cannabis experts believe we are on the cusp of a major CBG boom due to the way the cannabinoid affects the body’s natural systems and its naturally low levels of THC.

Unlike other cannabinoids, CBG does not interface primarily with your body’s endocannabinoid system (yes, this is a real system in the body that was only recently confirmed). CBG works directly on the brain – with your CB1 and CB2 receptors, specifically.

The only other main cannabinoid that does this is THC itself, which is why researchers believe CBG is such a powerful and effective cannabinoid for its beneficial effects and counteracting the psychological anxiety and nausea sometimes produced by regular marijuana consumption.

The Benefits of CBG Hemp Flower

Considering how difficult and expensive it is to isolate pure CBG (estimated to be around $45 per gram), it is somewhat surprising how consumers have taken to this once-unknown cannabinoid. Now the market is full of not only CBD distillate but CBG products, from CBG hemp flower strains, edibles, and oils to toothpaste, face creams, and more.

It’s also worth repeating that CBG contains a very low amount of THC – meaning people aren’t getting “high” off these products. The reason for this surge likely owes a great deal to the medical and scientific research conducted mostly this century, which, like CBD, links a number of beneficial therapeutic uses to the “mother of all cannabinoids.”

~Clinical trials have shown CBG is an effective treatment for stress and mood problems.

In a 2006 paper entitled “A cannabigerol extract alters behavioral despair in an animal model of depression,” clinical trials showed that CBG reduced depression in rats. While such a study has not (yet) tested humans, a 2010 study showed that CBG moderates 5-HT (1A) serotonin receptors. An earlier study showed that CBG helps to free up GABA, which affects anxiety. 

~CBG may protect against neurodegenerative diseases.

A 2015 paper explored the effects of CBG on mice with Huntington’s disease and found that the cannabinoid acts as a “neuroprotectant” that repairs damaged brain cells and thus has the potential to fight against neurodegenerative diseases

~CBG may be able to treat drug-resistant bacteria.

Both CBD and CBG have demonstrated the ability to fend off fungus. CBG has also shown particularly strong potential as an antimicrobial. In a 2008 paper, scientists documented CBG effectively fighting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

~CBG may help to slow the growth of cancer cells in tumors.

Scientists are appropriately careful when describing a medicine’s effect on cancer. Marijuana in particular has been invoked many times over the years when discussing alternative treatments for tumors. While any and all cancer treatments should be thoroughly discussed with a doctor, there are legitimate reasons to believe that several cannabinoids, CBD and CBG included, really do fight cancer cells.

In a 2009 study, researchers concluded that CBG and other cannabinoids displayed “anti-proliferative/pro-apoptotic effects” against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancer. A 2014 study provided additional data suggesting CBG can fight colon cancer.

Moving forward

More and more people claim that by combining two or three cannabinoids – for example, CBD, CBG, and THC – you not only reduce the anxiety sometimes produced by THC but you strengthen the overall beneficial effects of all three cannabinoids, a phenomenon called the “entourage effect,” which is often associated with full-spectrum cannabis blends. 

The movie Half Baked comes to mind, in which Jon Stewart (referred to by the narrator, Dave Chappelle, as an “enhancement smoker”) keeps asking if they’ve done something “on weed.” In this case, the question wouldn’t be “Hey man, did you ever see the back of a twenty-dollar bill….on weed?” Rather, it would be “Have you ever experienced the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids….on weed??” Kind of cheesy, we know (but that twenty-dollar bill is pretty trippy).

Such a scene viewed now in retrospect also helps to show the evolution of cannabis in our society, from a taboo and cartoonish joke to now a viable vessel for long-term medical treatment. And while there are still plenty of regulations and red tape holding back proper marijuana research, the decriminalization movement has, in the last decade, opened up the doors to easier, less expensive, and more productive scientific research on the medical benefits of hemp plants and cannabis.

The Era of Legal Top Shelf Cannabis and CBD Distillate

The overturning of draconian marijuana laws in the last decade is one of the great criminal justice stories of the 21st century. While the legal journey still has more progress ahead – including, hopefully, the commutation of all marijuana-related prison sentences – activists, advocates, patients, and entrepreneurs can all rejoice in this new era of decriminalized top-shelf cannabis and hemp use. 

This triumphant victory in the War on Drugs has spawned a vibrant, competitive industry of products, including CBD distillate. The cannabinoid CBD, which many view as one of the driving forces in the legalization movement, is widely believed to offer medical and therapeutic support for a variety of health complications ranging from glaucoma and arthritis to anxiety and depression.

There’s a lot of talk about CBD these days but it’s important to understand what it is and what it is not. It’s also important to administer your CBD doses in the most effective way. Read on for more information on CBD distillate oil and why you should buy CBD hemp full-spectrum distillate online.

What Is CBD Distillate?

There are approximately 108 cannabinoids in marijuana. One of these is CBD (cannabidiol), a once virtually unknown cannabinoid that has seen a surge of demand in recent years. Unlike the more popular THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD contains no psychoactive agents. It interacts with the body’s own naturally occurring molecules and, scientists believe, generates fresh endocannabinoid receptors that help ease physiological symptoms like pain, anxiety, depression, and inflammation. 

The human body’s endocannabinoid system was only fairly recently discovered in the 1990s. Operating similarly to neurotransmitters, researchers believe the body’s natural endocannabinoids regulate a wide array of bodily functions, ranging from sleep, mood, and appetite to memory, reproduction, and fertility. CBD crosses paths with these endocannabinoids at the brain’s CB1 and CB2 receptors, as well as in the nervous system, liver, thyroid, uterus, and other critical bodily systems. 

Needless to say, the medicinal and therapeutic potential of CBD is vast and still relatively unexplored, which is why the market for it has grown exponentially in the last few years, reaching over $5 billion in 2019. 

The most promising delivery system for this cannabinoid is known as CBD distillate. CBD distillate is cannabis oil that has been refined and processed into a specific arrangement of compounds, terpenes, vitamins, and fatty acids. 

The extraction method for CBD is different from THC concentrate (such as wax), which uses solvents like butane or alcohol. CBD distillate uses a cleaner extraction method known as pressure or rinsing extraction, which allows for the careful cultivation of specific cannabinoids. This clean refinement process leads to CBD distillate with 80-90 percent pure CBD and 10-20 percent hemp plant compounds. 

When consumed sublingually, your capillary-rich cheek and under-tongue area rapidly absorbs the CBD distillate. Research suggests this is by far the most healthy and beneficial form of CBD administration.

Can You Buy CBD Hemp Full Spectrum Distillate Online?

In addition to CBD distillate, there is full-spectrum distillate, which contains a more broad assortment of the hemp’s natural compounds, including not just cannabinoids and terpenes but also flavonoids, plant wax and native chemicals found naturally in hemp plants. Terpenes are organic compounds found in marijuana; they produce the plant’s distinctive aromas and are believed to add to its health advantages. 

Researchers think full-spectrum CBD distillate efficacy is buoyed by something called the “entourage effect.” This concept suggests that the effects of CBD increase when it is administered with a broader range of cannabis compounds. For example, full-spectrum CBD distillate, unlike regular CBD distillate, contains small amounts of THC. In such proportions, the THC doesn’t create a psychoactive “high” but likely renders the CBD more potent. 

Full spectrum may also include CBN (cannabinol), which for many people is similar to CBD in providing anti-inflammatory relief from the pain of conditions like arthritis. CBN has also been used for anxiety and may even function as an antibacterial agent and a neuroprotectant.

Other cannabinoids that may be found when you buy CBD hemp full-spectrum distillate online include:

~Cannabigerol (CBG), which, like CBD and CBD is not a psychoactive agent but has been shown in studies to possibly decrease pain, depression, and anxiety.

~Cannabichromene (CBC), which researchers believe acts as an antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-proliferative agent.

Unlike regular CBD distillate, full spectrum distillate products can be dabbed, smoked, or cooked. CBD distillate oil can be sprinkled on food but should not be heated. A specific sequence of heating and cooling already went into its extraction and refinement. 

Due to the recent socio-political sea change in marijuana and hemp laws, you can now buy CBD hemp full spectrum distillate online and explore for yourself the therapeutic effects of natural cannabinoids.

CBD Distillate Oil for Sale

Because of the varied and wide-ranging reasons people use CBD, Higher Hemp takes a comprehensive approach to its products, offering an array of different flowers, joints, blunts, vape cartridges, gummies, capsules, tinctures, and oil. Higher Hemp offers broad spectrum CBD distillate (>0.3% THC) in 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg, 1500mg, and 3000mg strengths. 

The CBD distillate oil for sale through the Higher Hemp website is pesticide-free and made with MCT coconut oil, which contains healthy fats that bolster the delivery and efficacy of the CBD and polyphenol oxidase enzymes that act as antioxidants. 

Additionally, we use sustainable, biodegradable bioplastic packaging to shrink wrap our products, as well as hemp-based, plant-derived compostable bags for delivery.  

As of 2020, eleven states have completely legalized marijuana and over half the country’s states have solid medical marijuana programs in place. In 2018, hemp (including hemp-derived compounds like CBD) was federally legalized through the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Considering cannabis was previously classified as a Schedule I drug in the same category as heroin, the recent progress is incredible. 

Though hemp and cannabis is federally legal, individual states can pass their own laws affecting local jurisdictions. But there seems to be a clear trend toward decriminalization that is likely to continue spreading through state legislatures. 

Meanwhile, Higher Hemp will continue to provide top-notch CBD products and top shelf cannabis. 

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An Israeli Hospital Is Testing a CBD Treatment for Coronavirus Patients

CBD for Coronavirus

CBD for Coronavirus? An Israeli investigation at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv will look at the effect of cannabis compound CBD on Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, according to Jewish Press.

The new examination is exploring whether one of the dynamic substances in cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), can hinder the inflammation process that comes with the weakening condition of severe COVID-19 patients and reduce the side effects of the infection.

The examination is being led in a joint effort with some of the wards in the clinic and is expected to include many moderately sick patients.

Dr. Barak Cohen, a senior anesthesiologist and leader of Coronavirus management at Ichilov and the examination’s initiators, said that “this is a novel approach to treating some of the symptoms, using a component of the cannabis plant that is considered safe and non-addictive.”

The CBD for Coronavirus trial is being led by the clinic and is not currently affiliated with any company.

Cannabidiol (CBD), which represents up to 40% of the hemp plant’s concentrate, has been examined for the treatment of anxiety, mental health, movement issues, and pain.

The CBD drug Epidiolex was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2018 for the treatment of two epilepsy disorders.

Meanwhile, CBD has become a budding alternative health industry across the U.S. and beyond.

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Press Release: San Diego’s Higher Hemp CBD Company Leading Transition to Hemp Plastic

San Diego, CAHigher Hemp is a CBD dispensary that sells hemp-derived CBD products online nationwide and also offers free same-day delivery in San Diego county. They use hemp plastic packaging for many of their products including CBD flower, CBD joints and blunts, and CBD vape cartridges. Higher Hemp also uses sustainable packaging for their CBD oil and other products

What makes Higher Hemp different from other CBD companies?

Co-founder Andrae Aldrete: “We place a lot of focus on convenience, transparency, and sustainability. Higher Hemp provides 3rd-party lab testing alongside all of the products we sell. We started out using hemp plastic for all of the products we possibly could, and we’re always looking for methods of operating where we can replace traditionally wasteful products and practices with those that are more responsibly and sustainably sourced. We seek to make CBD accessible and affordable to the masses while continuously reducing our carbon footprint by using plant-based, minimal packaging. Even the shrink wrap we use in the final sealing and packaging of our products is made from biodegradable bioplastic. We’re ok with sacrificing some aesthetic properties to prove there’s a way of doing business that’s better for our customers and the planet.”

Why does Higher Hemp use hemp plastic instead of regular plastic?

“One of the things that was non-negotiable from the start was that we weren’t going to go the traditional route of using excessive petroleum-based plastic to package our products. Hemp is the new plastic. To us, it’s unacceptable how much packaging of all types goes into even very small products in the cannabis industry and elsewhere. It’s a compounding problem both for our environment and our health when you consider that most of this plastic ends up in our oceans, polluting the food chain at every level. Considering we are selling and promoting products focused on wellness, we should also be focusing on the wellness of the planet as the health of both are correlated. 

“Luckily, when we were starting out last year, we quickly found that there were already sustainable non-plastic solutions readily available. It’s a way of doing business that we believe is simply the right thing to do. The use of plant-based plastics will be the norm in the coming years and we’re happy to be one of the companies leading the way and hopefully we’ll influence others to do the same.”

Contact Andrae Aldrete at or 619-363-4999

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