The Beverage Blog

Carbonated soda, fizzy water, seltzer, or tonic - whatever you prefer to call it, sparkling soda has made a big name for itself in recent years. Well-known varieties have joined the ranks of avocado toast as stereotyped millennial favorites, but individuals of all ages have shown year after year that sparkling soda is a crowd favorite with staying power amongst the masses. In fact, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, U.S. consumer...

The cannabidiol beverage industry, as it exists in the United States, has garnered an impressive corner of the medicinal marijuana market. Presenting the cannabis cocktail – the latest and greatest alternative for those exploring drinkables. If anyone finds that catchy name I’ve been working on – Canna-tai? Canna-cock? - Let me know. Cocktails hinge on the use of simple syrup, which can be easily made at home by combining equal parts water and...

In 2013, Sanjay Gupta of CNN covered an in-depth glimpse into the life of Charlotte Figi, a Colorado girl with a severe, debilitating form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. Starting in infancy, this progressive, medication-resistant nightmare was a nightmarish ordeal for Charlotte and her family. Charlotte was suffering through 300 grand mal seizures every week. Let that sink in – for most of us, it’s unimaginable.

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Cannabidiol, or CBD as it's more commonly referred to, is just one of about 80 naturally occurring compounds exclusive to hemp and cannabis plants. In just the last few years a growing industry has emerged around this compound - and for a number of good reasons. The over-the-counter plant-based remedy has shown enormously effective for a wide range of previously hard to treats diseases. From fibromyalgia and PTSD to rare forms of epilepsy, the...

CBD is just one of over a hundred naturally occurring plant compounds called “Cannabinoids” common to Hemp and Cannabis plants, alike. Named after the popular herb, Cannabinoids have a staggering range of health benefits, but did you know that Hemp and Cannabis aren't the only plants to produce these highly sought-after chemical compounds? Today we'll take a look at 5 other plants that nature compels to “grow their own” therapeutic Cannabinoids...

Recent months have shown a fervor of news stories that indicate an interest in the Hemp industry, unparalleled for close to a century. US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R), the one that bears a striking resemblance to an Italian Tree Frog, has been pushing for months to change policy surrounding Hemp—an agricultural product that has faced unjustified stigma and yellow journalism since the passing of the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937. McConn...

In recent years, a popular cannabis compound has exploded onto the consumer market, demanding an ever-increasing awareness of the drug by industrialists and politicians, alike. This organic compound is known as CBD, or cannabidiol, and is also commonly found in the non-psychoactive industrial hemp plant that has been grown for millennia as a staple for both food and fiber supply.

As cottage industries that have sprouted up around the non-psy...

Carbonated water in the US has exploded (well, not literally) - but the past five years has seen a 42% increase in sparkling water sales, with almost 170 million gallons of the effervescent aqua being consumed each year by Americans alone. New innovations for the product continue to strike the market - such as the addition of CBD, a chemical lauded by the New York Times as “the new avocado toast”.

But beyond CBD-infused sparkling water, carb...

Cannabidiol, or CBD as it's more commonly known, is just one of 80 compounds exclusive to cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike it's more popular cousin THC, however, CBD has no psychoactive qualities, meaning it does not induce the psychological effects or “high” associated with cannabis. In fact, the compound is most commonly extracted from hemp plants, which produce no psychotropic ingredients themselves, leaving hemp to be utilized around the gl...

A few years ago, parents of epileptic children started making headlines for risking their lives and custody - all for obtaining a non-psychoactive extract of cannabis plants known then as Rick Simpson Oil. The underground medicine was shown by local news reports to have unprecedented effects on treating the disease. It seemed to do the unthinkable: children who had been unable to eat solid food or hold regular conversations because of such se...