The Beverage Blog

Here at the Beverage Blog, we’ve discussed a variety of CBD drinks, as well as many hemp-based beverages – including our own delicious sparkling sodas with broad spectrum hemp extract. Products with broad spectrum hemp and phytocannabinoid-rich hemp extract offer the best benefits of cannabinoids to those who love them, without the intoxication and psychoactive symptoms that accompany THC. We recently reviewed the ins and outs of the 2018 Farm...

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are a group of rich, aromatic essential oils. They're commonly found in CBD, hemp, and many common plants and fruits. Terpenes are abundant in the world today, and many studies have backed their potential to support wellness in several different ways. Like the phytocannabinoid-rich hemp extract found in all of our CBD beverages, terpenes naturally enrich the array of foods and plants which contain them. While there...

Hemp: An American Outlaw

The Marijuana Tax Act, which took effect in 1937, outlawed the sale of all forms of cannabis. In one fell sweep, this ruling also condemned cannabidiol and hemp, marijuana's non-psychoactive derivatives. In the months before hemp’s prohibition, our government worked to promote hemp with their "Hemp for Victory" campaign. Their movement emphasized the resources hemp had to offer during the widespread sparsity of World...

If you’ve ever had a friend with a dairy allergy – or if you are that friend – you’ve known the heartbreak of a lifetime without ice cream. Thankfully, the marketplace is better today than ever before for those of us with allergies to food. Almond milk, coconut milk, and soy milk are popular options for those living without lactose. Many without serious issues just prefer the taste of dairy-free options to milk that comes from cows (myself incl...

Fans of CBD have sung its praises and long enjoyed its many health benefits in a variety of forms including CBD soda, CBD water, CBD sparkling water, gummies, body lotions, bath bombs, CBD-infused chocolates and even hemp oils for their pets. One area where the CBD movement seems to have been a bit slow on the uptick however is coffee. And this is a bit surprising. So many people from all walks of life make coffee part of their morning routine...

CBD Cocktails, Anyone?

Let’s be honest: there’s nothing quite like a nightcap to unwind at the end of a long week. Or even a long Tuesday (no judgement here). Sipping a cocktail or two can bring some well-earned relaxation to our evenings. Still, what eases the burden tonight won’t always be so kind the next morning, especially if that one drink gets a few refills. Alcohol has repeatedly been shown to reduce sleep quality and increase inflamm...

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...