President Trump’s Proposed Budget Includes CBD Research and Regulations.

Bloomberg Law reports that the President’s proposed budget may finally bring about long-awaited CBD regulations from the FDA:

“Cannabis regulation is a new top-line priority for the FDA as Congress demands better research and the cannabis-derived supplement CBD grows in popularity, according to President Donald Trump’s budget proposal released Monday.

“The administration’s budget request carves out $5 million for the Food and Drug Administration to conduct research and inspections, and crack down on illegally marketed cannabis products.”

Read more here.

Star Tribune Editorial: “The case for CBD use in schools”

“Should Kade or other medically fragile Minnesota children be denied an education because the safest medication for them comes from a plant? School nurses should want to give medication with the least amount of side effects and greatest efficacy, and for students like Kade, that lifesaving medication is hemp-derived CBD and/or medical cannabis.”

We mentioned the Star Tribune’s article on CBD in Minnesota schools previously here on the Stigma blog and today brings us a strong and well worded opinion piece from the newspaper’s continuing coverage on the issue. Read it here, and let us know what you think in the comments.

“Make No Mistake: Cannabis Equity Can’t Wait.”

“In short, experts say, social and racial equity must become foundations rather than buzzwords in cannabis — and be treated as complex processes, needing patience and investment — if this entire industry is going to succeed. A key reason is that our nation’s giant cannabis industry is a patchwork of underground and state-level or municipally legal sources, with a long history of mostly being innovated and (literally) cultivated by, and weaponized against, people of color.” Janet Burns, Forbes (January 8, 2020).

An excellent article from Forbes offers a strong perspective on the importance of a social justice component in modern legal canna-business. Give it a read!

CBD and the FDA: Thoughts On What 2020 May Bring.

Nearly everyone involved with the business end of the CBD industry is wondering how and when the CBD will begin to sort out the regulatory snarl that has arisen in making these cannabinoid-enhanced products. This article poses many interesting questions and presents several interesting points of view which, if you are interested on what might happen to your favorite CBD products in the near future, is certainly worth reading.

CBD Oil & Sublingual Administration.

When people purchase any of Stigma’s CBD oils– Mint 500mg or 1000mg, Natural 500mg or Modist Dream Oil 500mg— we typically advise that these products are best absorbed when placed beneath the tongue, or sublingually. If you’ve ever wondered why we give this advice, Wikipedia sums it up perfectly:

Sublingual administration has certain advantages over oral administration. Being more direct, it is often faster, and it ensures that the substance will risk degradation only by salivary enzymes before entering the bloodstream, whereas orally administered drugs must survive passage through the hostile environment of the gastrointestinal tract, which risks degrading them, by either stomach acid or bile, or by enzymes… Furthermore, after absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, such drugs must pass to the liver, where they may be extensively altered; this is known as the first pass effect of drug metabolism. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublingual_administration

Stigma’s Shop Awarded Best In State.

While the news is a few months old at this point, we here at Stigma are still glowingly proud of winning an award for being the “best Minnesota CBD shop” at the first annual Legacy Cannabidiol Cup.

Have you visited our shop yet? We’re located at 250 3rd Avenue N., in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood. Stop in and say hello!

How To Use Stigma CBD Products

Instructions for use (Oil):

Stigma CBD Oil is designed to be used as a sublingual tincture. Take a half dropper full or more and hold under your tongue for 30 seconds to a minute before swallowing. If preferred, the tincture can be immediately swallowed—a higher dosage is suggested if taken in this method. 

To achieve maximum results, it is suggested that the chosen dosage is taken once or twice daily and with consistency.

Instructions for use (Gummies):

Stigma CBD gummies are designed for long lasting and saturating effect. Take one (10mg) or more gummies with each meal of the day. As the gummies and your food break down progressively throughout the day, the CBD will slowly be released into your bloodstream.

Instructions for use (Gel Caps):

Stigma Gel Caps are extra strength (25mg) and designed to be rapidly absorbed and released into the bloodstream for a concentrated effect. 

Stigma CBD FAQ

  • Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with therapeutic potential. 
  • Unlike its sister molecule THC, CBD doesn’t make people feel “high” and has no noticeable psychoactive effect.
  • All of Stigma’s products are powered by naturally grown, CBD-rich American hemp. 
  • Stigma’s CBD ingredient is in. the form of a full spectrum concentrate and is derived from the hemp plant material using only naturally occurring CO2 gas, pressure and temperature. This process is devoid of any harmful chemicals, fully non-toxic and given the lack of dangerous solvents involved is regarded as both safe and sustainable. 
  • “Full spectrum” means Stigma’s products include not just CBD but also the other minor cannabinoids and fully array of medicinal compounds and phytochemicals found to naturally in the hemp cannabis plant.
  • Current, ongoing research and anecdotal user reports suggest that CBD-rich products may be helpful in easing symptoms of a wide range of conditions.
  • Scientists have noted that CBD seems to confer therapeutic benefits to the human body in many different ways by tapping into how we function physiologically and biologically on a deep level. 
  • CBD is generally regarded by researchers as a very safe substance, but it can interact with some common pharmaceuticals. Please consult your physician if are taking other medications, pregnant or have concerns about how CBD may affect your health.