Gold Standard CBD’s product line offers an array of value for CBD users because it has 3 different delivery methods and three different cannabinoid profiles.
- Hemp Stix is made with hemp flower. Hemp flower, as explained later, has trace amounts of THC in it. Anyone who is being drug tested should steer clear of using flower products or use them with extreme caution. Smoking hemp flower is very effective for treating symptoms that require immediate short term relief. Examples include pain, anxiety, or for an epileptic the onset of a seizure. Hemp flower contains a ton of cannabinoids. when you inhale something it has the fastest bioavailability for your body. Therefore smoking hemp flower is going to offer the fastest strongest relief.
- The vape cartridge totes many of the benefits, as far as treating symptoms, of Hemp Stix. While it does not have nearly the cannabinoid profile of hemp stix, the beauty of the vape cartridge is it allows someone who is getting drug tested or cannot use products with trace amounts of THC to use a product that has multiple cannabinoids in it…AKA a product not made from an isolate. When you do a side by side comparison of a cartridge made with isolate and a Gold Standard cartridge it is obvious that the GS cartridge has a stronger effect. This is because it is made with distillate and distillate is a broad spectrum.
- The honey stix are made with CBD isolate. When you inject CBD it takes longer to take effect and lasts longer. Many people use honey stix as a sleep aid. It is also effective in treating longer-lasting pain. For someone unwilling to inhale CBD this is a good delivery. Also, for someone who is weary about trying CBD for the first time or is getting drug tested and only trusts a product derived from isolate this is a good product.
The thing that is unique about our vape carts is that they are broad spectrum and THC free. They are also the highest mg you can get without crystallization. All other vape cartridges on the market with the concentration is high as ours are made from isolate. The reason for this being that any full spectrum oil will have 1-2% THC in it and that is unavoidable. All hemp has trace amounts on THC in it. When you extract you multiple the chemical compounds present by 7-10 times. So if you start with hemp that is .3% THC you get an extract that is 2% THC, which is then technically marijuana.
In order for companies using full spectrum to be compliant with federal law they must water their oil down so it is below .3% THC. The distillate we use is what is called “broad spectrum” which means it has multiple cannabinoids. The more cannabinoids present the more powerful the product. For this reason our carts are the strongest on the market. Technically a distillate is not “full spectrum” but that is just a technicality and can be argued. To steer clear of the sceptics we call the distillate we use broad spectrum.
There is a huge grey area in the law right now which caused the hemp flower market so long to grow. Technically the federal law says cannabis with over .3% THC is marijuana. The hemp industry has found a loophole. Somewhere in the law it specifies THC as only “delta 9” THC. This is interesting because there is another cannabinoids “THC A” that is also THC but is not specifically mentioned in the federal law. THC A is very prominent in cannabis flowers. In fact if you test for total THC, it is nearly impossible to get a flower stripped of stem and leaf to test below .3% total THC.
For this reason many states with hemp laws have specified that they only test for delta nine THC. However, a few states have specified that they test for total THC. Also some states have outlawed CBD entirely. This grey area caused most farmers to steer clear of selling flower across state lines, however as more and more states have adopted hemp pilot programs people have begun dipping their toes into the hemp flower market. Now in the last year we have seen an explosion in the sale of hemp flower and so far no one has been seriously prosecuted for it and received any heavy penalties. It’s still very grey.
All of the products on the market that are currently competing with hemp stix are a bit different than Hemp Stix. The main product that people compare hemp Stix with is a hemp “preroll”. Hemp prerolls are joints made from hemp flower. They are cone shaped, have a paper filter/crutch and are filled exclusively with cannabis flower. The reality is that any hemp preroll out there that is any good is only being tested for delta 9 THC. in order to have a hemp preroll test below .3% TOTAL THC you must use flower that still has lots of the natural leaf and stem.
This makes for an unpleasant smoking experience as the only part of the cannabis plant that is pleasant to smoke is the dried flower with the leaf and stem trimmed away from it. This is why in the marijuana industry you will not find people smoking leaf or stem. This gives way to two different hemp prerolls, prerolls with over .3% total THC that are pleasant to smoke, and prerolls with less than .3% total THC that are not pleasant to smoke. Now that you have a better understanding of the hemp preroll market lets talk about hemp stix.
Hemp Stix are made from premium trimmed cannabis flower and a blend of tobacco alternative smoking herbs. Hemp stix contain less than .3% total THC. The reason hemp stix taste so good and are so smooth is because there is no leaf or stem from the cannabis plant in them. We selected the herb blend we use because each of these herbs have their own unique medicinal and mystical properties.
Mullein has been used historically to treat respiratory ailments, mugwort is known to promote lucid dreaming, and Coltsfoot when used in small doses is a mild expectorant. The Herb blend we use to make them has been used to smoke for thousands of years by people all over the world. Premium trimmed flower combined with a proven herb blend and a filter add up for a unique smoking experience.
Hemp stix are injected into a tube that is identical in shape and size to a king size cigarette. Hemp stix also have a foam filter just like a cigarette that actually filters the smoke making it less harsh, just like a cigarette. For this reason Hemp Stix are not prerolls they are herbal hemp cigarettes. Why are hemp stix better than a cigarette? They are tobacco and nicotine free, the are made with unrefined hemp paper and a biodegradable filter. They also contain approximately 75mg of CBD.