While investigating the health and wellness potential of CBD products, you likely discovered that cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of many non-intoxicating cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. While this observation is essentially correct, many people don’t realize that cannabis plants don’t directly synthesize CBD.
Cannabidiol is actually the byproduct of another plant-based cannabinoid, cannabidiolic acid, CBDA. Since CBD begins as CBDA, it is natural to wonder if one cannabinoid might be better than the other. Knowing the similarities and differences between these two cannabinoids could help you make an informed, confident purchasing decision.
Cannabinoids are lipids that transmit messages to the receptors of your Endocannabinoid System (ECS), the system that regulates nearly every function in your body.1
There are two types of cannabinoids your Endocannabinoid System responds to. The first type are the cannabinoids made in your body, your endocannabinoids. Your body makes two main endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-AG. These cannabinoids are made as needed and quickly broken down by enzymes.
The second type of cannabinoids your body responds to are the plant-based cannabinoids found naturally in cannabis plants. Although cannabis plants contain more than 100 different phytocannabinoids, the two main cannabinoids in hemp extract are CBD and CBDA. Plant-based cannabinoids have a stronger, longer-lasting effect on your body than endocannabinoids.
CBD is the commonly used abbreviation for the cannabinoid cannabidiol, a plant-based cannabinoid (phytocannabinoid). CBD is the most abundant of the phytocannabinoids in hemp extract but is not produced in the plant itself. CBD is the neutral counterpart of cannabidiolic acid.2 CBDA converts to CBD when raw cannabis is exposed to heat or sunlight, a process known as decarboxylation. The decarboxylation process converts acidic compounds and “activates” the cannabinoid.3
Ideally, your body would create all the neurotransmitters needed to keep your Endocannabinoid System functioning at optimal levels. Under the strain of illness, stress, or injury, your body may not be able to generate enough endocannabinoids to relay vital information to essential systems. If your body is not producing enough messengers to interact with your ECS receptors, communication can falter, and essential processes may not function efficiently.
CBD mimics the effects of the cannabinoids produced in your body to keep critical processes functioning harmoniously. Through its interaction with key receptors, CBD is shown to have anxiolytic, analgesic, anti-emetic, anti-spasmodic, and anti-psychotic potential.4
CBDA is the acidic precursor to CBD found in raw plant material, essentially CBD in its pre-evolved state. While CBDA was once considered an “inactive” cannabinoid, current research suggests CBD and CBDA have similar health and wellness potential.
Since CBDA is found abundantly in cannabis plants, some people consider CBDA to be the more natural of the two cannabinoids even though cannabinoids are not considered “active” unless they undergo decarboxylation. Juicing raw plants, medical marijuana in particular, is one of the most common methods of obtaining a product high in CBDA. Once dried, the plant is no longer suitable for juicing.5
CBDA does not directly bind with endocannabinoid receptors but is believed to interact with the ECS by inhibiting the function of COX-2 enzymes and enhancing the function of serotonin-producing receptors. While CBDA is commonly found in raw cannabis, it can also be found in lesser amounts in full spectrum CBD tinctures, topicals, and CBD capsules.
While CBD and CBDA are chemically similar, they are not interchangeable. CBDA converts to CBD during extraction and processing as temperatures rise, changing the molecular structure of the cannabinoid. That makes CBD a byproduct of CBDA. CBD is easier for your body to utilize than CBDA.
While CBD is the predominant cannabinoid in full spectrum hemp products, the processes used to extract hemp oil do not convert all the available CBDA to CBD. CBDA is commonly found in small amounts in full spectrum products as a minor cannabinoid.
CBD and CBDA work together with the many other cannabinoids in full spectrum products and contribute to the Entourage Effect. The Entourage Effect explains how the inactive elements in cannabis combine to magnify and multiply the effects of individual plant components. It’s because of the Entourage Effect that many CBD users believe full spectrum products more potent than products made with pure CBD (CBD isolate).
When considering your cannabinoid options, it’s not quite fair to say that one cannabinoid is superior to the other, they each have unique potential. Each of the many plant elements in cannabis products works together synergistically to enhance the effects of the other. But if you were to find you had the option of selecting between a quality CBD tincture and a raw CBDA tincture, the CBD-dominant product would likely be the better option.
The processes used to extract hemp oil from the plant matter helps purify the extracted oil and ensure the final product is safe for consumption. Raw cannabis, whether sourced from hemp or marijuana, could contain any number of potential contaminants. For that reason alone, you may be more comfortable selecting a decarboxylated product, a product that is predominantly CBD.
While there has not been enough research to identify the function of every cannabinoid in hemp extract, there is an increasing interest in the similarities and differences between CBD and CBDA.
Decarboxylation converts cannabidiolic acid to its active form. Hemp-derived CBD products contain CBD and CBDA alongside trace amounts of numerous other cannabinoids, including CBDV, CBG, and CBC. While full spectrum hemp-derived products also contain trace amounts of THC and its precursor THCA, there is not enough THC to cause intoxication, even if you were to consume large quantities.
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You may have noticed that the dosing instructions on most CBD tinctures recommend taking a full dropper of CBD once per day. While this amount of CBD is a good place to start for many people, there is no benefit to taking more CBD than your body needs.
While taking more CBD than you need is not harmful, it can significantly increase the cost of CBD use. Your best option is to determine the smallest amount of CBD needed to achieve the results you are looking for, an amount you can easily determine with a method called microdosing.
Microdosing is a technique borrowed from the other side of the hemp family tree to avoid overindulging in THC, but the goal is the same.1 Microdosing starts with a very small amount of CBD, gradually increasing the dosage throughout the day until you find your minimum effective dosage. The end result is the optimal amount of CBD for your unique needs.
Everyone responds to CBD differently. Your ideal dosage will depend on your reason for using CBD, the product type, and the way your system responds to CBD. To find your optimal dosage with a CBD tincture, start with a single drop of CBD the first hour. If you don’t notice effects after 45 minutes, take two drops the second hour, three drops the third hour and so on, assessing your progress before the next dose. Keep track of how you feel, how much you take, and stay alert to any indications of the following:2
If you take too little CBD for your needs, you will not feel any effects. You may even start to wonder what all the fuss is about. If you do not experience any noticeable difference, continue taking more CBD as directed above. If there are no changes, continue to increase your dosage by one drop every hour.
Since you will be taking CBD in increasing increments, you may hit a point where you have taken more CBD than your body needs. Some people will notice adverse effects if they take too much CBD. These reactions are not dangerous, just a sign that you may want to cut back on your dosage.
Once you hit your optimal dose, you will know. You will get the effects you were hoping for. Microdosing allows you to experience the full health and wellness potential of CBD while saving money in the process. When you use fewer mg of CBD by determining your optimal dosage none of your CBD is wasted. Your tincture or vape pen will last longer, and you won’t need to purchase as often.
The key to microdosing is to start with a very small amount of CBD, one drop of a tincture or a single puff of a vape pen, paying close attention to how you feel. If you notice your desired effect 45 minutes after your last dose, stop. Then total the number of drops you have ingested during the previous four hours to calculate the amount of CBD in your system. Try sticking with that dose two to three times per day (every 4-6 hours) adjusting the frequency of your CBD use to your needs.
If you don’t notice results the first day continue where you left off the next. If your last dose on day one is 10 drops, your second day will resume with 11 drops. Before you begin, consider the following suggestions:3
The type of CBD you are using can influence your results. If you like vaping CBD but decide to switch to a tincture, it’s important to pay attention to the amount of CBD in both products. You may have to break the numbers down a bit. For example, a 200mg vape pen averages 100 puffs per cartridge. That’s about 2mg of CBD per puff. A CBD tincture, let’s say 1000 mg for example, has 33 mg per dropper. Since a dropper holds 40 drops, that’s 0.8 mg of CBD per drop.
Only you can determine the amount of CBD that’s right for you. Microdosing will help you determine that amount. Stop when you are pleased with your results and wait four hours before dosing again with the amount determine by your previous four hours. Trying to rush the process can skew your results. If you are unsure, you can always test your results again the following day to confirm.
While CBD tinctures are considered the gold standard for determining accurate doses, tinctures are not right for everyone. The advantage of CBD tinctures is that the effects can last 6-8 hours. If you are looking for a more efficient delivery method, consider a CBD vape pen. The effects of a CBD vape pen are commonly felt within minutes, but try to stick to the same basic microdosing technique you would use with a tincture.
If you have been using a fairly large amount of CBD during the time before your microdosing experiment, consider waiting 48 hours since your last dose of CBD so you can start fresh. If you are new to CBD, it may take a few days before your system responds to hemp-derived products. The following suggestions could be helpful:
Wait a full hour after taking CBD for the first time to see how you feel. Everyone responds to CBD differently so it could take hours, days, or even weeks before you experience noticeable results. This is where patience is essential. If you try to rush the process, you may end up taking more CBD than you need.
Chances are you’ve read one of the numerous reports that caution people about unscrupulous vendors selling products with little to no CBD. Maybe you have discussed CBD with someone who was disappointed by their lack of results. They may not have purchased a quality product. That’s why it’s so important to purchase your CBD products from a reputable company like CBDistillery™, a company that provides third-party verification that their products are as potent as claimed and contaminant free.
When trying to determine your ideal dosage, it’s important to experiment at a time you will not be using any other products that could alter the way you feel or interact with your dosage. That means you will want to avoid using alcohol, over-the-counter medications, or cannabis products containing THC. Using other substance with CBD could interfere with the results of microdosing, or your CBD could alter the impact of the other substances.
Experimenting with microdosing is one of the easiest ways to ensure you are not taking too little or too much CBD. Your patience will be rewarded. Microdosing will lead you to your optimal dosage.
Hemp-derived CBD tinctures and vape pens are an easy way to microdose with CBD. A CBDistillery™ Vape Pen averages 2 mg of hemp-derived CBD per puff. The amount of CBD in a drop of CBDistillery™ CBD Tinctures will depend on the total cannabinoid content in the bottle. If you divide the number of mg per serving by 40, you will know how much CBD is in each drop. Holding your tincture under your tongue 30-90 seconds before swallowing will allow the CBD to enter your bloodstream faster than if you swallow immediately or add your CBD to foods or beverages.
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During the early years of your education, you likely learned about the many important processes in your body. You may remember studying fascinating details about your circulatory system, immune system, or nervous system and how these essential systems worked together to keep your body healthy and strong.
Not that long ago, researchers discovered another important system that helps keeps all your other systems functioning harmoniously. They named this essential regulatory system the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Since the Endocannabinoid System was not discovered until the early 1990s, many people are unfamiliar with this vital communication network. Once you know how the Endocannabinoid System works, it’s much easier to understand the significance of hemp-derived CBD.1
The Endocannabinoid System is a communication system comprised of chemical messengers and receptors. The receptors of the Endocannabinoid System are located throughout your body and your brain. This essential communication network controls numerous processes throughout your body, including your memory, mood, appetite, temperature and more. Researchers believe the ECS significantly helps to regulate the processes of homeostasis.2
Homeostasis is the internal stability and balance that all living organisms need to maintain for survival. When internal processes function outside their appropriate range, it’s the process of homeostasis that directs organs, muscles, and glands to correct the disruption and restore function to acceptable parameters. Homeostatic systems help your body adapt to changes in situation and environment.3 In a state of homeostasis, all internal system function normally.
Your Endocannabinoid System is a network of neurotransmitters and receptors that facilitate communication between your body and your brain. The messengers of this system are called cannabinoids. Your body makes two main cannabinoids, the endocannabinoids anandamide and 2-AG.4
It’s the chemical composition of the message that relays instructions to the endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2.5 Both of these receptors are found on the surface of cells throughout your body in varying concentrations, for example:
CB1 receptors are found at their highest levels in your brain and spinal cord, your central nervous system. CB1 receptors in specific areas of your brain are responsible for processing information, regulating moods and emotions, pain regulation, motor control, and metabolism.
CB2 receptors are most abundant within your peripheral nervous system, which extends from your central nervous system to the other areas of your body. CB2 receptors regulate muscle movement, organ function, and the processes involved in regulating your immune system.
The receptors of your Endocannabinoid System are more abundant than any other receptor system in your body. In each organ system and every tissue, your ECS performs a different task, but the goal remains the same: to maintain homeostasis.
The endocannabinoids produced in your body are made as needed and quickly broken down by enzymes. If there are not enough cannabinoids to interact with the cannabinoid receptors, communication breaks down. Fortunately, your Endocannabinoid System also responds to plant-based cannabinoids, particularly the non-intoxicating cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Here’s what can happen in your body when you consume hemp-derived CBD:
After CBD enters your stomach the cannabinoids enter the hepatic portal. The hepatic portal is a series of veins that carry blood from your stomach to your liver. Once the CBD enters your liver, it’s metabolized. This is known as the “first-pass effect.”6
After metabolization in the liver, 20-30 percent of the cannabinoids ingested will circulate in your bloodstream. You can maximize the amount of CBD in your bloodstream if you hold your CBD tincture under your tongue 30-90 seconds before swallowing. This allows the cannabinoids to bypass your liver by absorbing through the blood vessels under your tongue.
While THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) binds directly with endocannabinoid receptors, CBD does not. Once CBD enters your bloodstream, it activates TRPV1 receptors and inhibits FAAH (fatty acid amide hydrolase) which causes an increase in the production of anandamide. Cannabinoids also modulate several non-endocannabinoid receptors to enhance or inhibit the binding of certain protein-coupled receptors.7
Once CBD begins interacting with the receptors of your Endocannabinoid System, it contributes to the processes necessary to keep essential processes stable. By functioning as neurotransmitters, the plant-based cannabinoids in hemp-derived CBD help keep the ECS functioning efficiently.
Yes, it is quite possible for your body to produce fewer cannabinoids than it needs. Your internal environment is continuously changing. The cannabinoids produced in your body are made as needed and quickly broken down by enzymes. When internal or external conditions create a need for more messengers than your body creates, essential balance is threatened. The symptoms of clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD) can vary depending on the systems affected.8
While researchers once believe that endocannabinoid receptors were primarily found in the central nervous system, today, we understand that ECS receptors are dispersed throughout the body. It the communication between the ECS messengers and receptors that can help keep your immune system strong, your memory sharp and your digestive system functioning smoothly. Since your body also responds to the plant-based cannabinoids in hemp oil, there are many ways CBD could benefit your ECS, including:
Under the effects of injury, illness, or environmental stress, your body could need more cannabinoids than it creates on its own. Hemp-derived CBD is a significant source of external cannabinoids that could help keep your ECS functioning at optimal levels.
Hemp-derived CBD supplements ECS function without the risk of intoxication. That’s because full spectrum hemp contains only trace amounts of THC (0.3 percent or less). You also have the option of a 0% THC product made with CBD isolate.
CBD can help encourage the production of endocannabinoids (anandamide and 2-AG) and prevent them from breaking down. The cannabinoids in hemp-derived CBD products have a stronger, longer-lasting effect than the cannabinoids created in your body and the dosage can always be adjusted to suit your needs.
Your Endocannabinoid System helps regulate nearly every essential function in your body and helps keep critical processes running smoothly. Once you understand how your ECS works, it’s easy to understand the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived products. If you would like more information about the messengers and receptors of your endocannabinoid system, download The Ultimate CBD User Guide at CBDistillery.™
CBDistillery™ offers a variety of fairly priced CBD products sourced from non-GMO hemp grown using natural farming methods. You can verify the quality and purity of CBDistillery™ tinctures, topicals, capsules, vape pens, and pet products by viewing the third-party test results of every product we offer.
CBD is derived from cannabis plants. While there are two potential sources of CBD, most of the CBD available to the general population is extracted from the stalks and stems of industrial hemp, not marijuana. Full spectrum hemp extract contains all the cannabinoids, plant terpenes, and flavonoids found in the original plant source.
Since hemp and marijuana are closely related, you may not be too surprised to learn that CBD is also concentrated in the flowers of the plant. While hemp flower is a legitimate source of CBD, you may have noticed that many reliable, reputable CBD companies are not offering this alternative – with good reason. Once you understand why tinctures, topicals, edibles, and vape products are the better options, you may want to avoid hemp flower altogether.
Hemp plants produce small, yellowish-green flowers. It’s the spike-like flowers that produce hemp seeds.1 Dried hemp flowers, commonly called “buds,” can be smoked or used as a food additive.
Although hemp and marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) flower both contain CBD, flowers cultivated from marijuana plants are significantly higher in THC, the cannabinoid that causes the type of intoxication marijuana is known for. Hemp flowers contain only trace amounts of THC (0.3 percent or less). Smoking or ingesting hemp flower will not cause intoxication.
When you purchase hemp products, it’s important to know how crops were cultivated. While CBD flower may look completely natural, the buds sold at local gas stations, vape shops, or smoke shops may not be as pure or natural as they look. Many hemp flowers are heavily processed to protect their shelf life. Unless you have access to third-party test results, there is no way to know if those “nugs” are contaminated with heavy metals, chemicals, or mold.
While some people may initially believe hemp flower the more natural option because the buds appear less processed, smoking hemp flower could cause more problems than you realize. In a side-by-side comparison, hemp and marijuana flowers look and smell very much the same. Since they are most often used in the same manner, when compared to other products, CBD flower is not your best option for the following reasons:
When paper and cannabis burn, the combustion releases the same toxins and carcinogens as tobacco smoke. Plus, cannabis smokers tend to inhale deeply and hold the smoke in their lungs longer.2 There are far too many safe ways of ingesting CBD to justify smoking hemp flower. If you prefer the option of inhaling CBD, it is far better to stick with vaping, a delivery method devised to simulate smoking without the same known harmful effects.
When you purchase hemp-derived CBD tinctures, topicals, vapes and capsules, you have access to important information about the products you select. When you purchase from a reputable source, you know how the plants were cultivated, how the oil was extracted, and have a list of ingredients used to create your products. You may also have access to third-party test results to verify the safety of your purchases. When you purchase dried hemp flower, you may not have access to this vital information.
With hemp CBD flower, it is difficult to know exactly how much CBD is in the product you purchase. While hemp flower contains a significant amount of cannabinoids, the flower is commonly high in CBDA, not CBD. CBDA is the inactive form of CBD. CBDA becomes active CBD in a process called decarboxylation. Your body utilizes CBDA differently than CBD and has to work harder to break down the molecules.3
It is not unusual to find smoke shops selling hemp flower as cannabis flower in an effort to confuse the distinction between hemp and marijuana. Since the terms marijuana and cannabis have been used interchangeably for decades, selling hemp-derived “cannabis flower” leads many people to mistakenly believe they are purchasing a product high in THC. Since hemp and marijuana flower are similar in appearance and odor, law enforcement officials are also caught up in the confusion.4
CBD flower is a dried plant. Before making a purchase, it’s important to ask yourself how long that plant could have been sitting in that jar. It is unlikely you will be able to determine how fresh the buds are by how they look. When purchasing other hemp-derived products, your CBD has a clear expiration or “best by” date.
While some people may initially consider smoking CBD flower a natural, efficient method of CBD delivery, it’s important to know that smoking CBD flower is not a budget-friendly option. When you use a tincture, capsule, or vape product, the CBD content is clearly stated, and you know how much CBD you are using per dose. When smoking hemp flower, you will likely pay much more per mg of CBD compared to other products but the actual CBD content is not guaranteed. If you are looking for a cost-effective delivery method, CBD hemp flower is not the way to go.
Every day unsuspecting consumers are being targeted by numerous companies trying to drive sales by using CBD as a buzzword to sell products. You may have noticed that varying amounts of CBD can be found in everything from candles to toothpicks. That’s why it’s important to be able to differentiate between legitimate products and sales gimmicks.
CBDistillery’s™ Gimmick-Free ad campaign is highlighting the misuse of CBD throughout the industry and helping consumers recognize these marketing ploys for what they are. If you are looking for a safe, reliable, gimmick-free CBD product, an alternative to CBD flower, consider the following suggestions:
Vaping CBD has proven to be one of the fastest CBD delivery methods, just as fast as CBD flower, but without the tar and potential carcinogens associated with plant combustion. The effects of CBD vape can typically be felt within minutes. CBD vape hits much smoother than smoke and is easier on your lungs.
While you could make your own edibles with CBD flower, you will notice the distinct flavor of hemp. That’s just one of many reasons you might prefer a CBD edible like CBD gummies. CBD gummies are a fun-filled, delicious way to enjoy the health and wellness potential of CBD in a fruity, flavorful form.
CBD oil is a blend of hemp extract and a carrier oil. CBD tinctures can be used topically, for cooking, or swallowed. Tinctures are particularly popular with CBD users who are looking for the best value for their dollar. While CBD flower could contain as little as 10 percent CBD, a CBD tincture can a have up to 2,500 mg in a single 30 ml bottle. The higher the CBD concentration, the less tincture you need per dose.
CBD isolate is the ideal solution for CBD users who want to add CBD to their favorite candies, sauces, and baked goods. When you use CBD isolate, you won’t have the hassle of having to turn CBD flower to CBD butter to be used as a cooking agent. CBD isolate is flavorless, odorless, and has 0% THC.
CBDistillery™ is a leader in the hemp industry. While we offer a variety of product options, hemp flower is not one of them. Although hemp flower is available in most states, the flower of the plant looks and smells like marijuana buds. The resemblance to marijuana could create a significant number of problems for law enforcement agencies and our customers. Possessing and using hemp flower could cause more problems than it’s worth for everyone involved.
To view our selection of high-quality, gimmick-free, hemp-derived products, visit CBDistillery™. CBDistillery™ vape pens, tinctures, gummies, and CBD isolate are crafted from non-GMO hemp crops grown using natural farming methods. All CBDistillery™ products are tested by an independent third-party facility to ensure product quality, potency, and purity.
By George Mouratidis, Guest Contributor
There has never been a better time to be a hemp farmer, provided you know what you’re doing. Since hemp cultivation has recently been legalized in the United States, farmers understandably have a lot of questions about breaking into this exciting (and lucrative) field. Let’s go over the top four hemp-related FAQs to help you get involved in this budding industry.
Oftentimes people mistakenly conflate the words “marijuana” and “hemp.” Yes, both of these plants are a part of the cannabis family, but they have very different chemical compositions.
To legally be considered hemp, this plant must have a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) count of no greater than 0.3 percent. THC is a primary psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana that causes users to feel “high.”
Although U.S. hemp cultivation was legalized in 2018, the federal government still considers marijuana a Schedule I drug. This means if tests reveal a hemp farmer’s crop has greater than 0.3 percent THC, it cannot legally be sold.
Interestingly, hemp tends to grow best in climates closer to the north or south poles compared with the equator. The best growing season for hemp varies by area, but farmers usually plant their seeds in mid-spring and harvest around November.
Growers say hemp enjoys long, hot summer days and cool nights. The more sunshine you can give your hemp plants, the better. Growers should try their best to give hemp at least 12 hours of sunlight exposure per day for the best growth potential.
As for water, hemp requires an average of 25 inches of rainfall during its growth phase. The most important time for water saturation is between the plant’s vegetative and flowering stages. Some growers say the soil during this phase should be around 80 percent saturated.
Speaking of soil, hemp tends to do best in highly aerated soil with a pH of between 6 and 7. Hemp growers also tend to prefer soil surfaces without too many hills.
Since manufacturers traditionally only cared about hemp’s industrial uses, farmers have tended to focus on producing a high quantity of hemp biomass. In recent years, however, there’s been an ever-increasing demand for farmers to produce smaller yields of high-quality hemp for cannabidiol (CBD) extraction.
For those who’ve been living under a rock for the past year, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid present in high quantities in the hemp plant. Many potential benefits of CBD continue to be discovered as regulations are widening internationally.
Farmers who want to maximize CBD content will have to grow their hemp in a similar fashion to marijuana. This means only using female seeds and closely monitoring the growth of each plant. Industrial hemp farmers, however, can use both male and female seeds and plant hundreds of thousands of plants per acre.
Legally speaking, hemp is in the exact opposite position to marijuana in the United States. While hemp is federally legal and faces different restrictions at the state level, marijuana is federally illegal and has a different legal status depending on the state in question.
With this in mind, the first step farmers have to address is whether their state has a hemp cultivation permitting process put in place. If the answer is yes, then they will have to follow registration requirements per their state statutes.
To better understand the complexities of applying for hemp cultivation, be sure to check out specified regulations in your state or refer to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
George Mouratidis is a full-time cannabis writer and journalist. He works with Industrial Hemp Farms and he is the founder of WeedCopywriter.com, a bespoke content marketing agency.