If you do experience a high from a supposed CBD product, Slater said it can be assumed that it likely has a synthetic compound added to it.
“CBD is not psychoactive so there’s no way to get a high or a feeling from CBD,” Emerald Triangle Administrative Co-Owner Zach Slater explained. “The CBD that we use is taken from industrial hemp so we’re operating under the U.S. Farm Bill in that aspect.”
CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant.
Slater said the most important thing to note is that it does not contain THC, so it cannot get you high.
It’s said to have many medicinal benefits like providing relief from arthritis, inflammation, muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson’s disease.
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Jonesboro vape shop wants customers to use caution when buying products labeled as CBD to make sure what they are getting is legitimate and not putting them at harm.
“Her son had partaken of a product called Supernova and he was behind the wheel and ended up having seizures and pretty much lost his mind from what we can gather,” Slater said. “He ended up in the hospital under some pretty severe circumstances.”
He said that items should be packaged with dosage amounts and instructions on the packaging.
The compound is sold as a vape additive, tinctures, capsules, a honey mix, or other edibles.
A Jonesboro vape shot wants customers to use caution when buying products labeled as CBD to make sure what they are getting is legitimate and not putting them at harm.
Recognition for the world-famous growing region remains high, but many advantages of the Emerald Triangle have become hindrances for commercial commerce. Meanwhile, with the introduction of cannabis to the agricultural hub of central California, Emerald Triangle growers are turning to new business models, opportunities for expansion and cost-saving techniques to stay out of its monolithic shadow.
For roughly 20 years the getting was good in Northern California. From the legalization of medical marijuana in 1996 to beginning the transition into adult-use sales in 2016, cannabis growers in the remote, northern forestland enjoyed an idyllic life, earning a small share of fame and fortune at the constant risk of being raided by the DEA.
The Emerald Triangle’s small, family farms can’t compete in terms of scale with the giant commercial producers in the Salinas Valley and other agricultural hubs. But in terms of overhead and focus, farms such as Shepherd’s Meadow in Mendocino County have a distinct advantage.
Fresh Off the Hill, Humboldt Highline and Shepherd’s Meadow are just a handful of the farmers striving to continue the Emerald Triangle’s legacy of world-famous cannabis. With the right management and business practices, Northern California’s savvy cannabis businesses can remain high enough on their hillsides to keep dry during the oncoming flood of flower.
Despite Fresh Off the Hill more than doubling its size over the next year, Zuccaro says the focus remains on sustainability.
At Humboldt Highline, co-owner Josh Monschke doesn’t mince words when it comes to the company’s new focus on clone sales over flower.
To be fair, the colorful price Monschke is referring to is $1,100 a pound; enough to validate the farms’ hilltop property, but not reliable enough to continue building the company.
While most Emerald Triangle growers are buckling down or transitioning to a specific niche, Ryan Zuccaro is gearing up to compete directly against commercial farms in central California. Zuccaro owns roughly 250 acres in Humboldt County, and the company he founded, Fresh Off the Hill, is adding another 363 acres and 23 greenhouses, as well as a distribution license he hopes will make his company a logistical hub for California.
The surrounding communities of Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties, long abandoned by the logging industry, were in many ways saved by medical marijuana, but those legacy growers now face new challenges. Legalization may have brought legitimacy to the northern guerilla growers, but the price of operating in the adult-use market has increased dramatically, forcing many longtime growers into early retirement or back into the black market.
Growers no longer have to hide their crop from cops in helicopters, which was the one real advantage the Emerald Triangle had for growing weed.