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Some of the products offered at Near to Me Dispensaries. Photo via @neartomedispensaries on Instagram

You may have seen Delta-8 advertised in town and wondered what it was about. Delta-8 is a legal cannabinoid that has psychoactive effects. Read on to learn what Delta-8 is, where to get it, and answers to some common questions.

What is Delta-8?

Basically, Delta-8 is a chemical compound found in cannabis sativa plants. The Farm Bill, signed in 2018, allows the sale of hemp products containing less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC (what is conventionally known as cannabis). It is legal to use, sell, and manufacture in Alabama.

Delta-8 comes in many different forms and is available from several local sources. Some of the products on offer include edibles, oils, tinctures, and joints.

It’s important to note that unlike CBD, Delta-8 causes a psychoactive high. Always consult your doctor and the experts at your local store before starting for the best advice and products for your needs.

Where is it sold?

Not all vendors sell tested products, but there are plenty of credible local stores selling Delta-8. According to their websites, the stores on this list have locally grown and thoroughly lab tested product options. Disclaimer: Must be 21+. Do not use Delta-8 products if you are or may be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Magic City Organics

Screenshot 2022 01 05 at 9:36:18 am Your guide to Delta-8 in BirminghamThe Magic City Organics shop. Photo via @magiccityorganics on Instagram

Magic City Organics is a small family business that offers a wide range of locally grown, ethical Delta-8 products. If you are interested, you can arrange a video consultation with one of our employees to find the right product for you.

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Screenshot 2022 01 03 at 16:16:17 Your guide to Delta-8 in BirminghamA look at the Near to Me shop window front. Photo via @neartomedispensaries on Instagram

Near to Me Dispensaries have received positive reviews for their knowledgeable staff, and they carry local and regional Delta-8 products. You can also purchase locally made glassware at the Birmingham location.

Black tie smoke

The owners of Black Tie Smoke have over 40 years of growing experience. Your product is organically grown in Oregon and brought to you in local stores.

Baked Brothers Company

Baked Brothers is family owned and founded right here in Bham and their hemp farm is nearby in Tuscaloosa. They pride themselves on affordable prices and high quality homemade products.

Iron City CBD

According to their website, the experts at Iron City Organics carefully select products that are properly grown and cared for and come from personally known suppliers.

Steel City CBD + Delta 8

Screenshot 2022 01 03 at 4:23:21 pm Your guide to Delta-8 in BirminghamDelta-8 products galore. Photo via @steelcitycbd on Instagram

Steel City CBD is a women-run company bringing carefully selected products to the shelves. They work with local farms and companies to create products with an ethical background and guaranteed quality.

frequently asked Questions

Where should I start?

If you are interested, please contact one of the stores listed above for advice. They are experts and will be happy to answer all of your questions and recommend products based on your needs.

Is Delta-8 Legal?

Yes. As mentioned earlier, thanks to the Farm Bill, products made from hemp are legal to manufacture, sell and consume as they contain less than 0.3% Delta-9-THC.

Is Delta-8 Safe?

Although Delta-8 products are not FDA approved, their products have been thoroughly vetted and tested for safe use or consumption according to the stores listed in this article. Since they trigger a psychoactive high, side effects like an increased heart rate are to be expected. Talk to your doctor to discuss any side effects concerns.

What is the difference between Delta-8 and CBD?

Delta-8 and CBD are both cannabinoids that are extracted from the cannabis plant. However, CBD does not give you a psychoactive high. Delta-8 has psychoactive effects, so you will feel high after consuming it. Be Responsible + Do not drive any motor vehicle while using Delta-8.

How old do you have to be to buy Delta-8?

In Alabama, you must be 21 or older to purchase Delta-8 products.

What types of products are offered?

Although it varies from store to store, the products on offer include:

  • Flower – part of the plant that can be used in pipes, bongs, or joints.
  • Edibles – beverages, treats, oils, and more that you ingest to feel the effects of Delta-8.
  • Vapes – cartridges and disposable pens that contain Delta-8 concentrate.

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Martha Stewart CBD Launches its First-Ever Category Expansion with New Line of CBD Wellness Topicals

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New Super Strength CBD Cream, Sleep Science CBD Cream and Daily De-Stress CBD Cream complete Martha’s wellness portfolio

SMITHS FALLS, ON and NEW YORK, January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Martha Stewart CBD today introduced Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Topicals, marking the brand’s first-ever category expansion in its growing CBD portfolio. Martha Stewart CBD offers consumers an easy way to meet their needs throughout the day with convenient and proven CBD products – including gummies, oils, softgels and the new CBD wellness themes. Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Topicals offer simple solutions that are easy to use and love and are part of Martha’s wellness portfolio.

Martha Stewart with the new line of Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Topicals (CNW Group/Canopy Growth Corporation)

The topical line of products is designed to improve daily well-being in specific ways. It consists of the Super Strength CBD Cream for muscle recovery, the Sleep Science CBD Cream for better sleep and the Daily De-Stress CBD Cream for stress management. Each product is formulated with market-leading concentrations of CBD, powerful co-actives, and proven aroma technology specifically formulated for each need, all carefully balanced for optimal results.

“I believe that living the good life can be simplified by focusing on practical and effective solutions, which is why I developed this series of CBD wellness topics with the Canopy Growth team,” says Martha Stewart. “I’m excited to improve the daily lives of our customers through proven formulations that make wellness accessible and convenient, with offerings that address muscle discomfort, sleep deprivation and stress.”

The potent formulas were developed by Martha in partnership with Marquee Brands and Canopy Growth Corporation, a global leader in diversified cannabis and cannabinoid-based consumer products. Leveraging Canopy Growth’s unparalleled consumer insights and continued innovation in this space, the new line utilizes cutting-edge aroma technology that has been shown to activate key areas of the brain to induce mood state changes in the areas of relaxation, reduced anxiety, emotion and memory.

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“Martha Stewart CBD offers consumers simple solutions to improve their everyday wellness, and we’re excited to expand into a new category with the launch of these CBD wellness themes,” said Dr. Anna Persaud, Vice President of Skincare & Topicals at Canopy Growth. “Tried and tested on consumers, these high-quality, potent topical solutions are scientifically formulated and rigorously tested to the pinnacle of industry standards, and the new line represents the latest innovation in Martha Stewart’s growing portfolio of accessible CBD offerings.”

Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Topicals are formulated with US-sourced broad spectrum CBD, with the line boasting market-leading CBD concentrations with the lowest price per mg of CBD compared to competitors. At launch, each SKU will be available in 20ml, 50ml and 150ml sizes.

Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Themes

  • Super strength CBD muscle recovery cream with powerful co-actives including Magnesium and Ginger

  • Sleep Science CBD cream for better sleep, with essential oils with aroma technology, including lavender and vetiver

  • Daily De-Stress CBD stress relief cream with aroma technology essential oils including Neroli and Ho Wood

For more information on these new offerings, visit marthastewartcbd.com where the full lineup is available, or follow @marthastewartcbd on Instagram. Martha Stewart CBD is now available in an affiliate program. Register to participate using the link here: https://bit.ly/3jM0cTh.

About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED,NASDAQ:CGC) is a leading global diversified cannabis and cannabinoid-based consumer goods company driven by a passion to improve lives, end prohibition and empower communities by unleashing the full potential of cannabis . Leveraging consumer insight and innovation, we offer product variations in premium dried flower, oils, softgels, infused beverages, edible and topical formats, and vaporizer devices from Canopy Growth and industry leader Storz & Bickel. Our global medical brand, Spectrum Therapeutics, markets a range of full-spectrum products using their color-coded classification system and is a market leader in both Canada and Germany. Through our award-winning Tweed and Tokyo Smoke banners, we reach our adult consumers and have built a loyal following by focusing on quality products and meaningful customer relationships. Canopy Growth has entered the health and wellness consumer space in key markets including Canada, The United Statesand Europe through BioSteel Sports Nutrition and This Works skin and sleep solutions; and has launched additional hemp-derived CBD products The United States through our CBD brands First & Free and Martha Stewart. Canopy Growth has an established partnership with Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands. Visit www.canopygrowth.com for more information.

About marquee brands
Marquee Brands is a leading global brand owner and marketer. Owned by investor funds managed by Neuberger Berman, one of the world’s leading employee-owned investment managers, Marquee Brands targets high quality brands with strong consumer awareness and long-term growth potential. Marquee Brands strives to identify brands across consumer product segments with the aim of expanding their reach across retail channels, geographies and product categories while preserving brand heritage and enhancing the ultimate consumer experience. Through its global team of professionals and partners, Marquee Brands monitors trends and markets to grow and manage brands in partnership with retailers, licensees and manufacturers through dedicated, impactful strategic planning, marketing and e-commerce. www.marqueebrands.com. In 2019, Marquee Brands acquired the Martha Stewart brand, which reaches approximately 100 million consumers each month across all media and merchandising platforms. Martha Stewart is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and educator. Their branded products can be found in over 70 million homes and have a growing retail presence in thousands of locations.

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Cannabis Capsules Are Ultra-Efficient, But Are They Right For You?

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The future is here. Cannabis comes in an ultra-efficient smokeless pill form that you can take orally. It seems unconventional, but when you really think about it, most things come in pill form.

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It’s not uncommon to see psychoactive compounds, medications, and dietary supplements in capsule or tablet form. It would be a lot weirder if you had to smoke your vitamins or your allergy medicine.

Before you run out and grab some cannabis pods, there are a few things you should know. The experience varies widely and the effects may not be for everyone.

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What is a cannabis capsule?

Cannabis capsules take the extract of a cannabis plant and mix it with a type of carrier oil in pre-measured doses. The packaging will usually list how much THC and how much CBD is in each capsule. You swallow your pre-measured dose of cannabis just like you would swallow any other capsule or tablet.

Cannabis capsules are not an adjunct to smoking or vaping cannabis. You are an alternative. If you don’t like smoking or can’t smoke, cannabis capsules allow you to enjoy the high of your favorite strains without involving your lungs.

Hemp or CBD capsules are completely different

Labeling is crucial, and vague terms can sometimes be misleading. Hemp is cannabis and CBD is a cannabinoid. Hemp extract capsules, or CBD capsules, are also technically cannabis capsules. The main difference between the two is that hemp capsules will not get you high. Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, which is insufficient to induce any noticeable psychoactive effects.

That doesn’t mean hemp extract or CBD are baseless. They’re a great way to naturally induce relaxation and create feelings of emotional well-being without altering your mind. If you want some of the benefits of weed but need to keep your mind sober, CBD capsules are great. This is a complementary way to enjoy cannabis. You can take CBD with weed without getting high.

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How do cannabis capsules work?

You swallow your cannabis capsule and it reaches your stomach. Your body begins to digest and filter the cannabinoids, including the THC. They are released slowly over time, producing a high that can last up to two hours to start and up to eight hours to finally finish.

Capsules can be very polarizing. This is going to sound like an absolute nightmare to some people. If you want to be able to control your high and have a good idea of ​​when it will end, capsules are definitely not for you.

If you have a high THC tolerance and use weed for its medicinal or wellness benefits, you’ll probably love the idea of ​​a capsule. Taking one low-dose capsule twice a day will give you benefits without making you feel too high to function. It’s the perfect means to an end.

How capsules compare to other forms

Cannabis capsules work very differently than other forms of cannabis. For some people, this is a selling point. Others might see it as a disadvantage. It all depends on how you want to enjoy your weed.

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Vaping cannabis is one of the most convenient ways to use cannabis. It’s not messy. There is no smoke, no ash and no lighter. You don’t have to grind, pack or roll anything. You don’t have to remove the resin from a pipe or bong. It’s also extremely concentrated. You can take a strong hit from a vape and quickly end your smoking session when you have a novel to write or a song to play. You will feel the effects almost immediately.

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Hemp In All, All In Hemp

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Food, fashion, nutrition, grooming, self-care — the common factor across them all is hemp. What is it about this plant that you can’t turn left or right without bumping into it? And how does it help? We find out

Did you wonder ‘will this get me high?’ when you heard of hemp? Don’t worry, you’re not being judged. The answer is an obvious no, but there’s quite a confusion about what hemp is, and why it’s literally in every moisturizer or muffin you come across. Let’s begin by understanding hemp.

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“Hemp has a plethora of medicinal benefits without the psychoactive effects. The hemp protein is derived from the cannabis plant, and is a great plant-based protein source. THC, the hallucinogenic ingredient found in marijuana, is not present. It can become a great staple in your diet, whether you already consume a plant-based diet or not,” explains Harshal Goel, founder of The Trost, a brand committed to health and wellness through hemp nutrition.

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“Cannabis is the umbrella term, and hemp and marijuana are broad classifications of it. THC and CBD are present in both marijuana and hemp. Hemp contains high CBD and low THC (less than 0.3 per cent), while marijuana contains much more THC (over 0.3 per cent),” explains Kunaal Kapoor, the co-founder of Hempivate, a platform that sells wellness, fashion, and nutrition products.

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Bombay Hemp Company is one of the country’s leading companies on the forefront of the hemp revolution that boasts a wide range of brands under its umbrella including a fashion label, wellness products, hemp fabric and nutrition products. Yash Kotak, Co-founder & CMO at Bombay Hemp Company explains, “Hemp is an extremely versatile crop, with over 25,000 proven uses in a multitude of industries. This native crop shows the potential to propel exponential changes in many industries while aiding and improving the quality of life at large. Hemp products under the category of health and wellness hold massive opportunities in the Indian market.” Speaking about the future of this unique plant in India, he continues, “ Working with hemp is environmentally sound, economically equitable, and socially inclusive. The versatility of the crop makes it a no-brainer for it to be plugged in as a raw material or as a main ingredient in most of the product offerings. In the Indian market, the crop holds a massive opportunity, given all the scientific evidence as to why the plant should exist in the first place. There are more reasons made for it than against it. Hemp has been out and out an Indian crop and I strongly believe with times to come and the right kind of scientific evidence people will pick up on it.”

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The last three years have brought hemp to the forefront of not only consumption, but also conversation. FSSAI issued a notification on November 15, 2021, stating, “The hemp seed, hemp seed oil, and hemp seed flour shall be sold as food or used as an ingredient in a food for sale subject to conforming standards.” Thanks for this clarity, the hemp space is bound to see quite a boost in the coming years.

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Rohit Shah, co-founder and CEO of Hemp Horizons, delves a little into the history of this domesticated crop. “Pick any ancient civilization and you’ll find cannabis being cultivated, used as medicine, used as a construction material. Take Ajanta Ellora caves for instance — history shows that these were covered and protected by wild cannabis grown over the years. Mayans used cannabis, Mesopotamia historical data has cannabis usage for clothing, medicine, nutrition, Chinese civilizations used hemp. Vedas deem cannabis as one of the five sacred plants. What other affirmations do we need?”

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With entrepreneurs and startups aiming to create a culture with hemp, the demand has been on an all-time high (quite literally), from therapeutic products, prescription-based products to relieve pain and anxiety, nutrition powders, oils, and other personal care products. Shah says that as people are realizing its benefits, the demand is sure to rise. “In India, we have seen a four time growth in our processing quantities in the past 12 months. More and more brands, restaurants, cafes have started looking at hemp seed products as a healthy, gluten free, soy free, dairy free alternative. The pet industry has already started using hemp seed oil as a joint and skin health oil for pets. Hemp powder is also a great alternative for high fiber nutrient dense meals for pets,” he details, and Kapoor further adds, “The demand chart was initially hindered due to the Indian government’s decision of banning hemp cultivation until July 2018. Now that more awareness is being created and dialogues are being opened up regarding the benefits of hemp, the demand for new as well as existing products has risen quite significantly.”

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Go to any good, clean eating restaurant, and they will have a few hemp favoring dishes worth trying. Sante Spa Cuisine in Khar offers Zucchini Zoodles with Hemp Pesto and Braised Kale Salad with toasted Hemp seeds. We tried zoodles, and loved the texture as well as the taste; a great weekday lunch option if you don’t want to feel sluggish after a meal. Chef Shailendra of Sante Spa explains, “Hemp has a lot of health benefits and as a substitute to using nuts, we’ve incorporated hemp seeds to make a beautiful earthy pesto for our pastas. Also, we use hemp oil to make salad dressings. The thought was to be able to use a melange of ingredients that are healthy, locally sourced, and have benefits that are great for our everyday lives.”

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Since we did history, here’s also a little science. Hemp powder and seeds contain a protein ratio of 2:1 — 30g of hemp powder or seeds contain 15g of protein. The brain uses amino acids to create protein, which are obtained through diet, most commonly from animal products such as meat, milk, and eggs. Hemp products, on the other hand, contain all of the amino acids required to aid in the repair of muscle cells, the regulation of the neurological system, and the regulation of brain function. This makes them an excellent animal-free alternative in food, not to mention they are rich in fiber, fatty acids including the 1: 3 perfect ratio of Omega 3s and Omega 6s naturally present, vitamin E, minerals, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc as well.

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Luxury Ayurveda brand SoulTree has recently launched their range of hemp products. dr Ipsita Chatterjee, Ayurveda Expert & Technical Head, of SoulTree explains the benefits of hemp in personal care products. “There is an intrinsic sense of curiosity and interest in the consumer about the ingredient, which has enabled the journey of discovering beauty and wellness solutions featuring hemp, and specifically with our range of products, the Hemp Ayurvedic Treatment Facial Oil, the Hemp Soothing Elixir Face Serum and Hemp Treat and Nourish Day Cream are seeing overwhelming adoption and demand.”

Skincare brands such as Colorbar, Juicy Chemistry, Neemli Naturals, Beardo, and many others are introducing hemp-based ranges. “Our Vita Hemp range includes a serum, moisturizer, and night oil, which restores and balances the skin. Hemp oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, which hydrate and relax the skin. Hemp oil also repairs the skin from sunburn, redness, and dryness,” explains a spokesperson from Colorbar. Similarly, Beardo has introduced a wide range of hemp products that caters especially for men’s skincare needs including face wash, hair oil, face scrub and soaps. “We found natural ways of keeping the skin healthy with our miracle ingredient – introducing skincare’s best kept secret – hemp seed oil – a multipurpose warrior with all-round benefits,” says the brand’s website.

Beardo’s CEO explains, “As a company we are very optimistic about the future of hemp for personal care in India. In fact so kicked that we have launched not just with one product but an entire bouquet of six products under the hemp umbrella. We acknowledge that it will take some doing, on consumer education, but given how the entire ecosystem is growing with multiple companies now offering these products, the compounding effect is sure to take wings some time down the road.”

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Hemp seed oil in skincare comes with a lot of benefits. “It treats and heals acne-prone, dry, rosacea-prone, and sensitive skin. The perfect ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 and the rare Gamma-Linolenic Acid, act as the ideal skin barrier, reduce inflammation, and improve texture and appearance. Vital amino acids nourish skin, restore visible damage, strengthen skin surface, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Phytochemicals promote healthy cell turnover and maintain water balance in the skin,” adds Dr. Chatterjee.

Trost is the first brand to do roll cigarettes, one of their CBD-based prescription products. Goel explains, “One has to fill a medical consultation form. Upon filling the same, a virtual appointment will be booked with an Ayurvedic doctor, who will be able to advice on recommended dosage etc. as per one’s ailments.”

There’s so much scope in hemp yet to be explored, brands and doctors unanimously agree. Time to try that hemp seed oil before bed time.

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LEGALITY OF HEMP IN INDIA

In 2015, the cultivation of hemp was legalized by the Uttarakhand government. As the Cannabis Sativa crop is often perceived as a drug for its psychoactive properties, both the cultivation and harvest of this crop is regulated globally. Each year, the sowing of Cannabis Sativa varieties is reviewed, certified seeds are used to start the crop, field registrations are required, and throughout the cycle of cultivation, the crop continues to be monitored by authorities.

Currently, it is legal to grow hemp in India under the conditions that the THC levels are maintained below 0.3 percent, and an individual is only allowed to cultivate the seeds, leaves, and stalks of the plant. (Flowers are still banned under certain conditions). Pure Hemp products such as seeds, apparels, accessories, and personal care can be sold without requesting a prescription; however, when it comes to CBD/THC centric products, a prescription is needed for verification.

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