If you’re looking for CBD products near Phoenix, CBD Store AZ is your next stop! We do not require an MMJ card or a doctor’s prescription, and our second-to-none product selection includes a long list of consumables:
Our store is designed for both CBD veterans and newcomers. Just stop in, pick your favorite CBD extract or oil or speak with our holistic cannabis practitioner, Chris. She offers consultations to ensure the CBD product you buy is perfect for your wellness goals. She’ll even help formulate a custom CBD extract designed just for you! All this from a trusted CBD source that’s been operating for over five years.
What is CBD?
While many people consume cannabis for its psychoactive elements, which are induced by the cannabinoid THC, there are other elements to the plant that promote wellness without any psychoactive features. There is a reason to believe that the future of cannabis lies not in its ability to get consumers “high,” but in its scientifically-researched ability to reduce stress, boost immunity, and help regulate mood, pain, and sleep.
Cannabis’ future as a promoter of wellness stems from the high concentration of CBD, more formally known as cannabidiol, that exists within the plant. CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (or ECS), a biological system that helps to regulate cognitive and physiological processes like appetite, memory, mood, and pain sensation.
However, unlike THC, CBD does not directly interact with two primary receptors in the ECS. This allows CBD to maintain a healthy and functioning ECS without the psychoactive effect of feeling “high.”
CBD Oil and Extract Products
One of our most popular line of products is our vast array of full spectrum hemp extracts. They come in a range of dosages, and we also offer extracts in either orange or mint flavors, to help with the taste. These full spectrum extracts provide the benefits of CBD along with other essential flavonoids, terpenes, and other compounds to help promote pain relief and reduce anxiety.
Because our full spectrum extracts have the potential for a “false-positive” on a drug test at higher doses, we also offer CBD isolate extracts and oils. These products contain zero THC and are perfect for those with employers with in-depth drug testing requirements. These products provide the benefits of our full spectrum products without any of the worries.
We also offer “Happy,” our unique THC-free, CBD-rich hemp extract that contains mood elevating ingredients that help generate an uplifting feeling that never feels overwhelming. This product also has a great taste, with strong notes of fresh citrus that keep you smiling all day long.
Finally, our Good Night Sleep Formula CBD extract will help induce sleep without the next day grogginess that typically accompanies most sleep aids. Just take 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime to experience some of the best rest of your life.
Gift Cards Available Now
If a friend or family member is suffering from anxiety, auto-immune disorders, inflammation, or simply having trouble sleeping, CBD is the perfect present! We currently offer gift cards that range from $25 to $100 so your loved one can pick the CBD product that best works for them. These cards are delivered via email, come with no additional processing fees, and never expire. It’s a perfect gift of demonstrable empathy for any loved one who could feel better.
For those who might be exploring the benefits of cannabis or are considering its many therapeutic effects, Cannabidiol, often abbreviated as CBD is especially important for cannabis patients. CBD possess a wide array of therapeutic effects, without the psychoactive and intoxicating effects that are typically associated with cannabis.
CBD is one of close to 85 cannabinoids present in cannabis, with THC being the most commonly known. Cannabinoids are chemicals within cannabis that offer relief to patients, similar to natural compounds in our body called endocannabinoids.
As a standalone drug, this cannabinoid has garnered significant interest in the last ten years from the medical community for a number of benefits as a 1:
The Potential Value of CBD For Patients
With increased pressure from the North American public, cannabidiol has taken center stage as a drug with an impressive volume of therapeutic applications, but is often still wrapped up in state politics and medical cannabis legalization. With increased attention and further legalization efforts in the United States, research surrounding the health applications are still in its infancy stages, but documentation and clinical trials continue to flow into the public sphere.
The CBD Knowledge-Base Continues To Grow
Recently, research has revolved around the use of cannabidiol for treating refractory epilepsy, most notably in children suffering from Dravet Syndrome.2 Clinical trials have explored the impacts of CBD on pediatric epilepsy, yielding positive results from a study consisting of 74 patients under the age of 18, with 90 percent of patients reporting a reduction in seizure frequency.3
Clinical evidence also demonstrates that cannabidiol can reduce anxiety-related behavior related to a number of disorders including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and seasonal affective disorder.4
Isolated cannabidiol oil is an emerging product available to patients, and oral consumption remains as the simplest way to consume the product. However, CBD tinctures are also available; infused with alcohol and held underneath the tongue to aid delivery into the bloodstream. However, recent studies have suggested that vaporization of CBD might present as the most efficient way of consuming cannabidiol5, as compared to other consumption methods such as topical creams and edible products.
The possibilities of cannabidiol are endless, and for patients on their cannabis journey, cannabidiol has the possibility to work wonders; supported by clinical trials and evidence the hope is that CBD cements itself as a drug that can aid in a myriad of medical issues.
1.Morales P, Reggio PH, Jagerovic N. An Overview on Medicinal Chemistry of Synthetic and Natural Derivatives of Cannabidiol. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2017;8. doi:10.3389/fphar.2017.00422.
2. Welty TE, Luebke A, Gidal BE. Cannabidiol: Promise and Pitfalls. Epilepsy Currents. 2014;14(5):250-252. doi:10.5698/1535-7597-14.5.250.
3. Tzadok M, Uliel-Siboni S, Linder I, et al. CBD-enriched medical cannabis for intractable pediatric epilepsy. Seizure. 2016;35:41-44. doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2016.01.004.
4. Blessing EM, Steenkamp MM, Manzanares J, Marmar CR. Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Neurotherapeutics. 2015;12(4):825-836. doi:10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1.
5. Solowij N, Broyd SJ, Hell HHV, Hazekamp A. A protocol for the delivery of cannabidiol (CBD) and combined CBD and ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) by vaporisation. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2014;15(1). doi:10.1186/2050-6511-15-58.
the endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a fundamental role in homeostasis. The ECS is involved in fertility, appetite regulation, pregnancy, pre- and postnatal development, pain sensation, mood, the pleasurable effects of voluntary exercise and the formation of memory. The ECS, it seems, plays an important part in the development and plasticity of the human brain throughout a person’s lifetime. There is a good reason why mammalian bodies produce their own cannabinoids, in particular anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG).
When the ECS is disrupted, or if a person’s genetics do not encode cannabinoid receptors or endocannabinoids properly, health problems occur. The ECS can be disrupted by injuries or illnesses, which can form a part of an inflammatory event (e.g. a long-term viral or bacterial infection) that can cause both short- and long- term changes to the functioning of the ECS. Age also plays a factor in how the ECS functions, just as the brain changes over the course of one’s lifetime. Keeping the ECS “in balance” could therefore help overcome or theoretically even prevent conditions that affect the human brain as it ages. There are several neurological and mood disorders where disruption to the ECS is seen. Some of these conditions are genetic and can occur at any age, whilst others are more likely to occur as we age (although there may still be a genetic component). Some are also autoimmune conditions. There are several studies and reports suggesting that CBD and other cannabinoids (including THC in some instances) may be useful for the treatment of neurological and mood disorders such as:
First Clinical Study Assessing Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Supplementation in Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury begins.
The Flowering HOPE Foundation (Boulder, CO) together with Clover Leaf University (Denver, CO) have just announced sponsorship and collaboration on the first US clinical study (ClinicalTrials.gov) to be approved to investigate a plant-derived cannabinoid supplements in recovery from brain injury. While there has been some research about cannabis and the brain, this is the first study of it's kind in our country.
The study will analyze quantitative EEG brain activity and a cannabinoid-sensitive salivary biomarker in 40 subjects with mild traumatic brain injury and controls who currently take hemp-derived botanical supplements on a regular basis (i.e. phytocannabinoids). The study is recruiting adults age 18 to 55 to participate in the year-long trial.
Jason Cranford, Founder of the Flowering HOPE Foundation (FHF), a Colorado registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the medicinal use of plant-derived cannabinoids, called phytocannabinoids, described the motivation for sponsoring the study...
“We hope to provide scientific support for the benefits of the natural plant-based compounds contained in hemp and move a step closer towards the unrestricted availability of non synthetic cannabinoid therapeutics,” Cranford explained.
Cranford is a pioneer in the emerging cannabis industry with more than 25 years experience in cultivation, extraction and formulations. His know-how allowed him to breed a unique hemp strain selected for a blend of phytoterpenes and phytocannabinoids designed to alleviate treatment-resistant epilepsy in children without psychoactive side effects. The resulting strain, called Haleigh’s Hope, was formulated into a supplement offered by the FHF (2013).
The FHF has partnered with Clover Leaf University (CLU) to study brain injury. The President and Founder, Chloe Villano, received accredited approval for CLU in 2013 by the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s Private Occupational School Board. Villano is a pioneer in the cannabis and hemp industry and prioritized brain injury for the study.
“This historic study is the first of its kind and it is a privilege to work with the Flowering HOPE Foundation to address the problem of brain injury and collaborate with a neuroscientist who understands the brain endocannabinoid system, such as Dr. Cooper. There are currently no effective treatments for traumatic brain injury or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, but phytocannabinoids may be a good candidate, based on the established science of anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective mechanisms. Clover Leaf University is excited to take the lead in clinical studies that will improve and save lives,” said Villano.
The lead neuroscientist responsible for the study, Don Cooper Ph.D. is President of Real-Time Diagnostics Ventures Inc. He has published 45 peer reviewed papers on neuronal memory formation/plasticity and has studied brain cannabinoids since 2000, when he received his first NIH grant.
“I never thought it would take almost 20 years from when I started working on the brain cannabinoid system to have the first approved clinical study on phytocannabinoids and brain injury. We have convincing preclinical data showing that phytocannabinoids are neuroprotective and may be critically important for restoring neuronal function after brain injury,” stated Cooper.
We look forward to learning more about the process of the study and of course the results!
For more information contact the study Clinical Coordinator at TBIstudy@protonmail.com.
How Does CBD Work to Combat Symptoms of Allergies?
Most people are well aware that CBD is an anti-inflammatory all-star. But how exactly does it work its magic to suppress allergic reactions in the body?
As the body tries to fight off irritants and allergens, it activates the immune system to remove these harmful agents. The immune system then triggers mast cells, which release inflammatory chemicals, like histamines. As a result, you may suffer from a range of adverse reactions, from a runny nose, to skin rashes, to sinus pain and pressure.
Based on research, CBD can suppress the immune system, calm mast cell activation, and reduce inflammatory chemical levels in the body, making it a promising treatment for seasonal allergies. CBD may also prevent the closing of airways, which can result in common allergy symptoms like coughing and difficulty breathing.
Remember that to get all these benefits, as well as relief from pain and pressure, you’ll want to use ingestible CBD oil from a tincture, taken sublingually (under the tongue).