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In 2013, researchers from the University College of London conducted a study on 24 active smokers who had a problem quitting smoking. Half of the subjects were given a placebo, while the other half received CBD. The substances were available to the respondents in the form of an inhaler, which they had to reach when they were craving nicotine. The results were astounding, as ALL of the CBD users showed a gradual decrease of craving by up to 40%. The situation of the people who received the placebo did not change, which proves that the therapy fought the problem of physical addiction, not mental addiction. This proves the beneficial effect of cannabidiol on recovery from addiction. These studies were repeated in 2018, which finally proved that preparations containing even a trace of CBD could play a significant role in breaking the habit of smoking.

What are the benefits of using CBD to quit smoking?

A 2017 WHO study found that the use of cannabidiol has a number of positive health effects. In addition, CBD has no intoxicating, psychoactive or addictive effects, which gives it a significant advantage over its isomer - THC. In addition to all aspects of health, CBD is characterised by either reducing withdrawal symptoms or eliminating them altogether.

Benefits of using CBD when quitting smoking:

- It is not addictive - this is a very important aspect, because we want to get out of the addiction and not fall into another one at the same time;

- It does not contain nicotine - unlike pharmacological agents supporting smoking cessation, cannabidol does not contain nicotine, and thus does not reduce the body's tolerance to this chemical compound, and completely eliminates it;

- Supports the fight against psychological addiction - psychological addiction is much harder to eliminate than physical addiction. To get rid of the mechanism of reaching for something that you can smoke, you need long weeks, months, or even years of work on yourself. It's hard to stop overnight. Unfortunately, electronic cigarettes have proved to be as harmful as the regular ones, so smoking dried herbs will be the best temporary substitute;

- Calms down - CBD allows you to calm down, which is necessary during stressful recovery from addiction;

- It has health properties - cannabidol has a number of health properties that are still being studied by various scientists around the world. When quitting smoking, we can compensate the body for the damage caused by inhaling tobacco smoke.

What are the options?

CBD can be consumed in many ways, it’s available in the form of oils, capsules, inhalers, vapes or it can be found in dried, ready to smoke hemp. As it might be very hard to get rid of the habit to smoke at first, ready made pre-rolls are a great option for smokers trying to quit. Not only they don’t contain nicotine, but also let you satisfy your habits. If you’d like to try it yourself, we offer great quality pre-rolls: classic, premium, or menthol.


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Medical properties of cannabis has been known for many centuries. Its history reaches as far as 2800BC. The use of them originated from Asia or Eastern China. The first known documented case of use was listed in  Emperor Shen Nung's (regarded as the father of Chinese medicine) pharmacopoeia. This text reported cannabis to treat many different health problems, such as:

Therapeutic properties of cannabis were also reported by ancient Greeks, Romans, Assyrians and Indian Hindus. 

Modern use of cannabis

First person to introduce cannabis to western world was William Brooke O’Shaughnessy around 1841,  after he spent time in India. He wrote of many therapeutic uses of the plant, including one case, where it stopped convulsions in a child. O’Shaughnessy first presented his research to a group of students and scholars at the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta in 1839. His presentation featured case studies of patients suffering from ailments such as: Cholera, rheumatism, hydrophobia, tetanus, rabies and a 40 day old baby with convulsions. Cannabinol was first isolated by Dunstan and Henry in 1898.

Even if hemp has been cultivated and used in many different forms by humanity for a very, very long time, we didn’t truly understand it’s properties until the last 100 years or so. With the advancement of both biology and organic chemistry, we’re now in a much better position to break down the molecular make-up of the cannabis plant, including CBD.

CBD, an abbreviation of cannabidiol, was first discovered in 1940 by Roger Adams. He isolated both CBD and another cannabinoid called CBN (cannabinol) from the hemp plant, and hypothesised about the existence of the psychoactive chemical THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It wasn’t until 1964 that THC was isolated by Raphael Mechoulam—one of the leading names in cannabis science!

It was through Mechoulam’s work that the stereochemistry (the 3-D molecular form) and properties of both CBD and THC were identified. What’s fascinating is that given how THC is often associated with the high you get from ingesting cannabis, CBD was identified beforehand! Clearly, CBD has always been a very important molecule.

The future of cannabis

Cannabis were widely used for medical purposes until early XX century, when prohibition started to be enforced. Use of cannabis was prohibited by most of the countries until recently. Modern research shows many potential benefits from consuming cannabinoids, and in recent years, more governments are legalising the use of varieties with low THC content. While more research is needed, we can finally legally appreciate the power of the plant in many forms, like CBD oils and ready to smoke pre-rolls.

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You probably heard of CBD, there was a lot of hype around it recently, and as it become legal in many countries, there is more products containing it appearing on the market every day. But what is it? Is it good for you? Does it make you high?

CBD is a short name for cannabidiol, one of the main active ingredients found in cannabis (marijuana). Unlike THC it does not cause a “high” and is absolutely safe to use. According to a report from the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."

Is it safe?

According to most recent research it is safe to use by most healthy people, including children. There are very few possible side effects, like nausea, fatigue and irritability, but they are very rare and don’t cause any real danger. Cannabidiol can increase the level of blood thinning and other medicines in your blood by competing for the liver enzymes that break down these drugs. Grapefruit has a similar effect with certain medicines.  

People taking high doses of CBD may show abnormalities in liver related blood tests. Many non-prescription drugs, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), have this same effect. So, you should let your doctor know if you are regularly using products containing cannabidiol.

Health benefits

There are many potential health benefits of regular use of CBD, as it reduces inflammation in your body and can relieve symptoms of:
- anxiety
- insomnia
- chronic pains
- depression
- epilepsy

And many more. CBD is still being actively researched by scientists, and results are very promising, however, it should be treated as food supplement and not sole medicine.

How can CBD be taken?

There are many ways to take CBD, the most popular are in the form of oil, or by smoking special types of dried hemp, that does not contain THC, but keeps all the health benefits of cannabis. One of the great ways if taking CBD is by smoking pre-rolls. They can be also found in many other forms, including extracts, capsules, patches, vapes, and topical preparations for use on skin. 

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