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How To Infuse Your Coffee with Hemp Cannabis THC

How To Infuse Your Coffee with Hemp Cannabis THC

If you want a seriously enjoyable way to enhance the effects of cannabis, try brewing some Cannabis Coffee. By doing this, you get the stimulating and uplifting effects of caffeine while adding the sensational euphoria produced by THC. It’s an amazing nontraditional method to enjoy the dual effects of caffeine and THC at any time of the day, and there are many ways to add THC to your coffee.

One of the most important aspects of adding THC to your coffee is that weed needs to be decarboxylated prior to oral consumption. This involves heating it at low heat for a while. In this blog post, you will learn multiple easy ways to do this! Here’s a guide on how to add THC to your coffee and what to expect:

How To Add THC To Your Coffee With Hemp Cannabis Flower

One of the simplest ways to give your coffee an extra kick of THC is to simply use traditional hemp cannabis flower. You can find this at [insert link]. You can use any strain you prefer and your coffee will be infused with the effects. Some of our favorites we recommend are [insert link]. First, you will have to decarboxylate your flower, which will take at least 40 minutes, but you’ll end up with a delicious cup of cannabis-infused coffee.

Ingredients:

  • ½ gram of ground hemp cannabis flower
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Ground coffee

 

Step 1: Grind your hemp cannabis. This will make it easier to decarboxylate and use.

Step 2: Pour 3 cups of water in a pan and let it boil.

Step 3: Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil once it’s boiling and stir together.

Step 4: After mixing your coconut oil and boiling water, lower the heat of your pan and allow it to cool for a few minutes. If it’s too hot, it can ruin the THC in your weed. Once it reaches a gentle simmer without boiling, add your ground cannabis.

Step 5: Let the mixture simmer for 40 minutes while occasionally stirring. The cannabinoids and terpenes in the cannabis will be infused into your oil/water mixture. At this point, you can then strain through a strainer into a cup.

Step 6: You can now add some ground coffee and make a tasty cup of hemp cannabis infused coffee.

How To Add THC To Your Coffee With Cannabis Butter

Another way to make cannabis coffee is with cannabis butter. This method will take a little longer, because you have to decarboxylate your weed in the oven, before infusing your butter. It sounds like a long process, but many users agree it’s simple and very worth it with its outcomes. Once you’re done, you can use the remainder of your cannabis infused butter to make more cannabis coffee, or use to make Delta-8-THC Edibles.

Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:

  • 7-10 grams of weed
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of butter
  • Ground coffee

 

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 245ºF, break your cannabis into buds, and spread them evenly across a baking tray so they aren’t touching each other.

Step 2: Put the tray in the oven and let it heat for 30-40 minutes. Shake the tray occasionally.

Step 3: Take the tray out and allow the buds to cool.

Step 4: Grind up your cooled buds.

Step 5: Begin Making Your Cannabis Butter

Place a saucepan on medium heat and add a cup of butter and a cup of water.

Step 6: Stir the butter into the water and lower the heat so the water simmers without boiling.

Step 7: Once the heat is low enough, add your ground and decarboxylated cannabis and allow it to simmer for at least 2-3 hours. During this process, the cannabinoids and terpenes in the weed will bind to the fats in butter.

Note: Stir occasionally and make sure your mixture does not reach a boil.

Step 8: After allowing the mixture to simmer for a few hours, strain the mixture into a sealable glass jar with a strainer or cheesecloth to separate the butter from any leftover weed.

Step 9: Seal the jar and place it in the fridge until it hardens. Upon opening, remove any excess water. Your cannabis butter is now ready to use!

Step 10: Brew a cup of coffee as you usually would. While the water is still hot, add your desired amount of cannabis butter. Stir your mixture thoroughly. You only need a small amount to get strong effects. You can use the remainder of your cannabis infused butter for future baking endeavors!

How To Add THC To Your Coffee With Cannabis Tincture

Making Cannabis Coffee with THC Tincture is by far the quickest and simplest method. You don’t even need to decarboxylate your weed! All you’ll need is the ingredients to make coffee and a bottle of Delta-8-THC Tincture.  

Ingredients: 

  • A bottle of Delta-8-THC Tincture
  • Coffee

Step 1: Simply brew a cup of coffee as you normally would, in hot water or with your coffee machine. This method can even work with the cup of coffee that you brought from a coffee shop!

Step 2: Once you have your coffee, simply add a dose of Delta-8-THC Tincture. You can buy THC tinctures online in various forms, including deliciously flavored, potent THC Tinctures on Baysmokes.com. Simply, measure your desired amount with the dropper and add it to your coffee. You can add more or less depending on your tolerance and the intensity of effects you’re looking for.

Step 3: Stir the tincture into your coffee thoroughly and that’s it! Now you have a cup of cannabis-infused coffee. You can drink up the effects of Delta-8-THC as well as getting a nice caffeine boost.

Conclusion

You’ll get the euphoric effects of cannabis along with the stimulating effects of coffee. Adding THC to your coffee is easy and there are many ways to do so. If you’re looking for weed, tinctures, or other cannabis products, simply buy them online from Baysmokes.com.

 

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It’s OK, Mom! You Can Smoke With Us

It’s OK, Mom!
You Can Smoke With Us

Joining the cannabis world as a mom can be very intimidating, but many moms across the world are coming out publicly about their appreciation for a nice little high. Let’s face it- Whether you’re looking to slow down and be more present with your kids, or simply trying to gain focus and clarity to stay on track with daily tasks, hemp cannabis probably holds strong to its purpose in your life of Motherhood.

“Wine Moms” vs. “Weed Moms”

It's OK, Mom! You Can Smoke With Us

Many people have commonly heard of “wine moms,” and meme’s are constantly circling the internet about Mom’s who joke about relaxing with their wine. However, many “weed moms” are still facing stigma from their social circles for choosing to use marijuana.

Studies have shown that nearly one-third of parents have been drunk around their children, while 50% of parents will admito being tipsy. Alcohol is also known to trigger anger and can be the culprit for family arguments. On the contrary, cannabis use is healthy, and can also help you become a better parent!

Women Made Up Over 50% Of New Cannabis Users in 2021

Contrary to popular belief, many moms are using cannabis! Women overall are among the fastest-growing groups of new cannabis users. Let’s face it: Pandemic life brought new stressors and anxiety to all of us. According to Forbes, a market research group found women cannabis users made up 59% of new users in 2021.

 

How You Can Benefit off Hemp Cannabis

It's OK, Mom! You Can Smoke With Us

Mothers are always looking for a way to relax and unwind. Where alcohol can make tense situations worse, hemp cannabis is known to bring a calming effect. Hemp cannabis THC is widely known for its wellness benefits, and is used for a variety of its mental and physical effects. A benefit of using hemp cannabis THC is that you can microdose, and only consume exactly the amount your body needs to feel its benefits.

 

Celeb Moms Who Aren’t Quiet About Their Appreciation for Cannabis

Did you know, hemp cannabis THC can even boost your energy? Many moms who use cannabis say that weed increases their focus and makes them more present while spending time with family.

 

Weed is popular among moms all over the world, and over the years celebrities have even came out publicly about their love for some great weed. Megan Fox, Whoopi Goldberg and Cameron Diaz have all commented on their favorable views on cannabis.

 

Why Choose the Plant?

Moms are speaking out everywhere about their appreciation for the plant. Overall, moms said hemp cannabis improved their relationships with children and family and provided a better overall sense of well-being in their lives. Several women have also said hemp cannabis assists them with better sleep and relaxation.

 

Goldberg Adds Cannabis to her Business Empire

“The View,” star  and ‘cannamom,’ Whoopi Goldberg, even appeared on the first ever cover of Black Cannabis Magazine, and has her own medical marijuana line! Over the years, the cannabis industry has grown to become much more accepted in our society. By celebrity leaders speaking out more openly about their use of cannabis, it makes the topic less “taboo,” and allows the nation the ability to boost the industry even further. The more widely accepted cannabis becomes, the more quality research will be done and in turn, better quality products will continue popping up all over the market.

 

Where To Start

Since celeb moms are raving about it, you probably want to get in on the hype. Delta-8-THC is a legal, very close cousin to traditional THC, and it provides less of a high. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to take your Delta-8-THC with your anywhere you go, try BaySmokes Delta-8-THC gummies here.

 

Other Forms of Delta-8 THC
Delta-8 THC comes in a variety of forms. Depending on your preferred method of use, there are a huge variety of flower, cartridges, vapes, tinctures and more all over the internet.

 

Looking for something Small & Sleek?

If you’re new to hemp cannabis and would like an easy way to carry your Delta-8 THC with you every day, try the Bay Smokes Delta-8 Vape Pen. It’s packed with one gram of greenhouse grown, laboratory tested, potent Delta-8 THC and designed to be tiny and sleek enough to fit right inside your pocket! This cute little device would even fit in most wristlets and coin purses, because we all know, sometimes the outfit doesn’t call for pockets.

 

Cartridges are another way to consume hemp cannabis THC. You can try our variety of flavors of cartridges here. If you don’t have one already, you can buy your Bay Smokes battery and charger here.

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Where Does Cannabis Grow Naturally?

You don’t need much of a green thumb to grow cannabis as long as you have the right conditions; some light, some water.

The marijuana seeds we are sold at the local dispensary or seed store (where it’s sold legally of course) are the products of years of cross-pollination and controlled cultivation. But what is wild cannabis like, and where is it grown? 

Well, believe it or not, you may have crossed paths with wild cannabis in your lifetime, especially if you live in the American Midwest.

In this article, we will take a journey all over the world to discover the varying strains, climates, and regions of our favorite magical plant.

Wild Cannabis

The complicated history of cannabis goes back thousands of years and touches almost every continent. Its powerful impact on us has allowed it to pass from culture to culture.

But as it has been passed down, the touch of human intervention has changed it. It has been propagated for its medicinal and/or psychoactive properties, leading to new strains.

Today you can find wide ranges of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis Indica strains used for both recreational and medical cannabis. But these strains are far from that which is found these days in the wild.

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The Plant

Feral cannabis is a very hardy weed. Its seeds easily and widely dispersed across vast distances and can lie dormant for years till it sprouts. The female plants are pollinated by the male ones, with lots of seeds found within the flowers.

For this reason, this kind of plant is not appealing for someone looking for a quick high. Not only that, the chances of finding cannabis with large amounts of THC are very low. Sorry to disappoint!

The cannabis found in the wild is probably much closer to the cannabis of our ancestors. It has flourished in the right climates and remains to this day. But what is the most ideal climate for cannabis to grow on its own?

Ideal Climate

Hemp and marijuana grow best in warm and humid climates. But even so, it can still grow wild in the high mountains or even vast blustery deserts. This resilient plant can survive in a variety of terrains and different climates; pretty much anywhere besides freezing climates. 

The variety of cannabis that has been able to grow and adapt to the environment of its native land is known as a landrace. Typically the names of the landrace strains come from the region from which they are grown.

There are fields of wild marijuana plants in the climate the plant grows the strongest: warm, tropical climates. The heat, humidity, and steady rainfall in tropical climates are ideal. This includes rainforests and savannahs.

Besides the ideal tropical regions, it is also possible for cannabis to grow in the following climate zones:

  • Temperate regions: Temperate climate zones are also known as mesothermal, subtropical, middle latitude, or marine climates. The strains found in these kinds of regions require more moderate weather to thrive.
  • Dry regions: Hardy cannabis can be found in deserts and steppes of dry climate zones. These plants thrive in windy and arid conditions. They must also be able to survive the extreme flux in temperatures from day to night.
  • Continental regions: These kinds of climate zone typically have hot, wet summers and conversely, cold, dry winters. The strains that thrive in these regions can adapt to the different conditions manifesting throughout the year.

Due to their high resiliency, these landrace strains have popped up all over the world. If you have some sun, some moisture, and some heat, there is a good chance it will grow like wildfire.

Predators

The only thing stopping wild cannabis from exploding is human intervention. Plus, like us, animals have taken a liking to it (though for different reasons). Munchers like deer find it quite tasty, especially the THC-rich strains.

Finding wild cannabis that has not been touched by human hands has become increasingly difficult. But not impossible. We will now tell you where the wild beauty can be found.

Where Can Wild Cannabis Be Found?

Let’s explore the parts of the world where you may stumble across wild cannabis. Here are the countries and continents most known for their wild cannabis: 

Nepalese Himalayas

Today wild cannabis grows naturally in the Himalayan mountains, where it is said to have originated from. Though illegal, cannabis is cultivated in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal and other parts of central and western Asia. 

Not only has cannabis been a part of the culture for centuries, but many poor farmers also grow and sell the plant as a financial necessity because of minimal job opportunities.

They constantly move their crop so as not to be found by UN-backed authorities who will chop them down. The Nepalese landrace thrives in this continental climate and attracts many “hippies” from all over the world.

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Jamaica

Jamaica is known for its huge cannabis culture. This is probably due to how readily available it is there. Although marijuana is heavily associated with Jamaica, it is not native to the country and has only been present on the island for about 150 years.

It was brought around by East Indian laborers who were shipped to the British colonies after slavery was abolished in 1833. The intense sunlight, mild winters, and long growing season of this tropical climate allow the ideal conditions for wild landrace strains like Jamaica’s Lamb’s Bread and King’s Bread.

King’s Bread, sometimes called King’s Breath, is found abundantly throughout Jamaica, especially in the areas near the Blue Mountains. If you find yourself in this region, keep an eye out for its finger-like flowers and keep your nose peeled for the sweet citrus and mint aroma.

North Korea

Currently, the legal status of cannabis in North Korea is unknown, but many believe it is legal. Surprisingly, wild cannabis is cultivated there. Though intriguing, this cannabis is inaccessible to us Westerners, for obvious reasons.

Middle East

Lebanon is the perfect temperate region in the Middle East for wild cannabis. The moderate weather allows Lebanon’s landrace Lebanese Red to thrive. The Middle East also has many dry climate regions where hardy cannabis strains can grow.

These include the Afghani landrace and Hindu Kush strains growing in the chaotic region of Afghanistan. Weed grows quite easily in its soil, partially one of the reasons why it became one of the world’s largest suppliers of cannabis in 2010.

Hindu Kush grows wild throughout the Middle East, especially in the area, Indica originates from: the Hindu-Kish Mountain range between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The flowers have a very thick coat of trichomes, which have an earthy, sandalwood scent.

Africa

Malawi, a tropical country in Eastern Africa, has ideal conditions for wild cannabis with strains like Malawi landrace. Africa’s varying terrains include dry regions where Egypt’s landrace called Sinai can withstand the extreme heat of the Egyptian desert.

Throughout Africa, you can find a wild variety of Sativa called Swazi Gold. This strain has anything from sweet citrus to a spicy woody flavor. Swazi Gold can thrive in terrains ranging from jungles to mountains, allowing it to sweep easily over Africa’s varying regions.

Europe

The best-known cannabis strains are either Cannabis indica or Cannabis sativa. However, there are one subspecies of cannabis that is often forgotten: Cannabis ruderalis.

Cannabis ruderalis is a type of wild cannabis that is native to Europe. It is high in CBD, but low in THC. This type of cannabis has grown wildly in Mongolia and Russia for years, often being used by its inhabitants as a folk medicine for depression.

Cannabis ruderalis is a little different than other subspecies because it flowers with age rather than with the changes of the light cycle. The other kinds of cannabis are known as photoperiod cannabis, meaning they need changes in the light cycle to start flowering.

This quality has allowed breeders to develop strains of auto-flowering cannabis that need certain phases of light to flower. Because Ruderalis plants are much shorter than photoperiod strains, growers have bred these plants with high-THC content to be grown more discreetly.

Other parts of Europe where cannabis grows wild are Switzerland, where Swiss Sativa flourishes.

Mexico

There are huge fields all over Mexico with natural cannabis popping up. The heat and humidity in these parts make it an ideal spot for the plant to grow.

Acapulco Gold, or Mexican Sativa, is one of the best-known landrace strains in Central America. It is a Sativa with a sweet, earthy aroma, and is gold in color.

Not only can you find it in its native hillsides surrounding Acapulco, Mexico, but it has also been found throughout Southwestern US and Central America.

Midwestern USA

The roadside weed found in North America today is not a native plant. The feral cannabis that can be found growing naturally in the US is sometimes called ditch weed.

It is small and bushy, and typically with low levels of THC. Due to its small, bushy stature, it might be hard for most people to recognize it. Ditch weed is a descendent of industrial hemp plants that are low in THC.

This is far from the cannabis you find in a dispensary. It was once a patriotic gesture to grow hemp in America. Industrial hemp had its hey-day in the Midwest during the mid-20th century.

During this time it was used to support the war effort during World War 2. The remnants of this practice have been left in its soil and have not been easy for authorities to stop the unintentional spread of wild cannabis.

The seeds of ditch weed are spread by birds, animals, and wind. These factors can cause them to spread near and far. Additionally, these seeds can stay dormant for up to 10 years before they grow into their full size.

This makes the effort in eradication extremely difficult because no matter how many plants are killed, there are still seeds that will continue to spread and flourish. Today, the cannabis seed has spread the most  and is most prevalent throughout the following states:

  • Oklahoma
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Indiana

The US government has spent a lot of time, money, and resources on the eradication of ditch weed, despite its lack of psychoactive properties. Because hemp grows like a weed, it is almost impossible to get rid of it in the regions where it grows easily.

This type of cannabis is low in THC, so it will not produce a high. But even so, in 2003, 99% of the cannabis eradicated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was ditch weed.

Some DEA divisions attempt to eradicate the plant, while others do not put much effort into it. In Minnesota, ditch weed is known as a nuisance and sometimes can even damage the plowing equipment of farmers.

Feral cannabis is most concentrated in Indiana, where the authorities have mostly stopped trying to eradicate the plant. One Indiana police spokesman said, “You can eradicate ditch weed as well as you can eradicate dandelion.”

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When To Go Cannabis Hunting

If you want to go foraging for cannabis and you are in the right climate, you need to do so at the right time of year. Autumn is when the cannabis plant flowers. Often the plant doesn’t get to this point before it is munched on by its predators.

What to look for

If you do happen to come across the ganja and it is still untouched by animals, you should see the flower turn to dense buds. Additionally, look for a variety of cannabis leaves. Sativas have long, thin leaves, while Indica is more broad, fat, and resembling stinging nettle.

Where to look

Cannabis ruderalis is often found in sunny spots where it abuts manmade objects like construction sites or urban footpaths. This is because it is often displaced in rich, moist soil by faster-growing plants. Keep in mind, however, it is pretty unlikely you will find it in a city park or walking down a street. 

Beware

If you happen to see cannabis in the middle of a field, it may not necessarily be wild.Oftentimes people will grow cannabis illegally in places where it might seem to be there naturally.

Keep this in mind before you try to pick it. This may especially be the case if you see a group of tall plants where you don’t see any other plants. This very likely could be an illegal grow operation. Cutting down any of these plants could put you in danger.

On the Search for Green Treasure

It can be an exciting thing to find a strain of cannabis growing naturally in the wild. But, chances are, if it is ditch weed, you may be disappointed. It may be tempting to pack your bags on a mission for the wilds of Mexico, Jamaica, or the Himalayas to hunt for green treasure.

But always keep in mind the laws of that country. And you never want to find yourself in the middle of someone’s grow, hacking down their hard-earned money. It is best to just admire and let it be, taking in the beautiful sight as it continues to spread the world for generations to come.

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Where to Buy Delta 8 THC

Are you ready to experience the Delta-8 phenomenon? In this article, we will highlight some of the important information about this cannabinoid you should know first, and then tell you exactly where you can find it. Hint: Bay Smokes

Let’s start with the basics.

What is Delta-8?

Delta-8 THC is one of the latest cannabinoids to take the cannabis community by storm. It is an aged form of Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) naturally occurring in the hemp plant in small amounts.

Since it is so closely related to other cannabinoids, it has similar effects. Some Delta-8 users describe the effects as somewhere between a THC and cannabidiol (CBD) experience.

This can be especially enticing for those who feel that the effects of THC may be too overwhelming; the anxiety, the paranoia. In contrast, Delta-8 provides a mild psychoactive high that allows you to think clearly, without anxiety.

On the other hand, if you value CBD’s calming effect, but would like to experience an uplifting body high, Delta-8 might be a better choice. Keep in mind different strains may have different ranges of effects. Here are some common effects that may characterize a Delta-8 experience:

  • Increased body awareness
  • Uplifting feeling in the body
  • Euphoria
  • Tranquility
  • Relaxation
  • Dreamy introspection
  • Mild and clear cerebral high
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Benefits of Delta-8

But D8 isn’t just for recreation. As with many compounds coming from cannabis, Delta-8 shows great promise in the world of medicine. The National Cancer Institute recognizes Delta-8 THC as “an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.”

This means that Delta-8 may help to decrease nausea, anxiety, pain, and it can also bring back a healthy appetite. Keep in mind, however, that the research on D8 is still in its early stages, so there is a lot more to learn on the subject. Here are some highlights of the existing research:

  • May decrease nausea and vomiting: Nausea occurs as a symptom of many disorders, as well as a side effect of many treatments. One of those nausea-inducing treatments is chemotherapy. In 1995, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam discovered that after taking Delta-8 THC, children undergoing cancer treatment saw an improvement in their nausea and vomiting. These patients, aged 3 to 13, showed no psychotropic effects. Delta-8 THC is said to be 200 times more effective as an antiemetic than D9.
  • May reduce anxiety: People experiencing Delta-8 THC typically do not feel paranoid or anxious. Users report feeling uplifted and alert, yet still calm and relaxed. D8 is much less likely to induce anxiety in high doses than Delta-9 THC due to its anxiolytic properties. Delta-8 is thought to interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It has been proven that the CB1 receptor has a link to anxiety. When D8 binds with CB1, it activates effects that promote relief from stress and anxiety.
  • May increase appetite: Patients experiencing loss of appetite from cancer and other illnesses have seen an increase in appetite, which allows them to get the vital nutrition needed. In 2004, a study on mice showed that Delta-8 increased food intake significantly. These findings prove that low doses of Delta-8 may be therapeutic for weight disorders, though more research is needed on human subjects.
  • May provide pain relief: Delta-8 has been shown to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation in some case studies. In 2018, a study of mice with corneal injury under the influence of Delta-8 THC showed a reduction in their pain score. It also showed that D8 blocked the pain and had anti-inflammatory effects through the CB1 receptor. This showed that D8 could help treat ocular pain and inflammation.
  • May fight cancer: In 1974, a study was conducted on the effects of Delta-8 THC on rats. Unexpectedly, the researchers found that the cannabinoid had cancer-killing properties. There was not much follow-up research after this amazing discovery.The public is mostly unaware of the findings due to the decades it took for the government to admit the find. Current research shows that both Delta 9 and Delta 8 are potent inhibitors of Tu183 cellular respiration and can be highly toxic to a malignant tumor. Delta-8 was also shown to inhibit adenylate cyclase in neuroblastoma cell membranes.
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Legality of Delta-8 THC

Given the complex history of cannabis and its ephemeral flirtation with legality, it can be confusing to find an answer to the following question: Is Delta-8 THC legal?

The answer is, yes Delta-8 is legal on a federal level. This is due to the passing of the Farm Bill of 2018 which removed hemp and its derivatives from the list of Schedule I controlled substances. The Farm Bill specifies that hemp is considered cannabis as long as it has a concentration of 0.3% THC or less. Anything above that concentration is considered marijuana and federally illegal.

That being said, states work by their own rules. Just as marijuana is illegal federally but is legal in specific states, hemp products are legal federally but have some restrictions in certain states. For this reason, we highly recommend that you research the laws in your state to determine what restrictions are placed on hemp products, including Delta-8.

As a good rule of thumb, it is often true that where it is legal to buy cannabidiol (CBD) products, you can probably find Delta-8 products. This is because they are both hemp-derivatives and thus are legalized in the same places.

This rule of thumb regarding CBD products also includes other popular cannabinoid products containing cannabichromene (CBC), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabigerol (CBG).

Where to Buy Delta-8 THC

Once you have determined that Delta-8 is fully legal in your state, you’re good to go. If you are lucky enough to be in a state where hemp products are legalized, there are tons of places you can find D8.

If you’d like to get your hands on some of this exciting compound, we will tell you all the places you can find it. You can find Delta-8 THC products in:

  • Retail stores
  • Smoke shops
  • CBD shops
  • Marijuana dispensaries

Buying Delta-8 online is incredibly convenient. With a click of a button, you can choose the right product for you from the comfort of your bed, couch, desk, or toilet. Buy from a trusted source, with a wide variety of good-quality products that have been third-party tested!

Bay Smokes is all that and more! Bay Smokes offers heaps of Delta-8 products, including vape cartridges, prerolls, D8-heavy hemp flower, distillate, crumble, gummies, plus sick merch!

Choose Your Strain Today

Welcome to the Delta-8 world. Since this underrated cannabinoid has been legalized federally, it has begun to grow in increasing popularity across the Internet, and right into our hearts. Choose your strain today at Bay Smoke’s online store.

Disclaimer: We want to state that this content is for informational purposes only. It is not provided to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or ailment. It should not be interpreted as instruction, medical, or legal advice. It should not displace the advice of your doctor or lawyer. We recommend talking to your doctor to prepare a treatment plan for any diseases or ailments.

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Why Hemp Oil Beats Flaxseed Oil Every Time

Flaxseed has been around for centuries, great for heart, skin, gut, and brain health. Well move over, flaxseed oil, there’s a new oil is in town.Hemp oil is now considered one of the world’s healthiest oils. In this article, we will lay out why hemp oil exceeds dominates many health categories and can beat flaxseed oil every time. Before the two go head-to-head, let’s explore both hemp oil and flaxseed oil in more detail.

What is Flaxseed Oil?

Flaxseed, or linseed, comes from the flax plant. Though the flax plant was once known best for the use of its fibers in the production of clothing, these days it has been cultivated all around the world for its seeds. Whole flaxseeds, milled flaxseed, and flaxseed oil are all derived from his plant. The most nutritionally beneficial flax products are freshly milled flaxseed or flaxseed oil. The seeds, however, must be ground or they won’t be digested. Hemp can be eaten whole or ground. The seeds have a nutty flavor and can be eaten by themselves or crushed and cold-pressed into flaxseed oil. Typically they are used as a supplement or an ingredient in a variety of foods, and sometimes even in pet food. Flaxseed has high concentrations of plant lignans, 100 times more than most other plant foods. This is something hemp doesn’t have. Lignans are phytochemicals that have been linked to the prevention of both breast and prostate cancer. These lignans can reduce estrogen when it comes to PMS, endometriosis, and breast cancer. Some other benefits of flaxseed oil are:

  • Reduction of cholesterol
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Reduction of blood clots from platelet aggregation
  • Supports brain function, which may help with degenerative diseases and help with ADHD, anxiety, and bipolar disorder
  • Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Helps with constipation
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Post-recovery of exercise
  • Reduces osteoarthritis
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Reduces symptoms ofdiabetes

Flaxseed oil is a cold-pressed oil. The method of cold-pressing is the process of making oil by pressing the seeds through a steel press. If it isn’t cold-pressed it will lose some nutrition, flavor, and aroma.

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Many hemp oil nutrients can improve our immune systems, mood, organ function, metabolism, and cardiovascular health. Here are some common health benefits hemp oil provides:

  • Skincare: Has multiple skincare benefits like treating atopic dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. Hemp oil can moisturize, soothe inflammation, and moderate oil production on your face. It is also said to have anti-aging properties. Can be used as a topical agent or ingested.
  • Heart health: Contains sterols or steroid alcohols that may lower LDL cholesterol and lower heart attack risk. Hemp oil also contains aliphatic alcohols that can lower cholesterol and reduce platelet aggregation. They contain an antioxidant known as phytol which also has anti-cancer benefits. Hemp oil also contains essential fatty acids (EFAs). Omega 3 and omega 6 support heart health through the slowing of plaque buildup in arteries and lowering blood pressure.
  • Anti-inflammatory: Consists of omega-3 fatty acids such as linolenic acids that haveanti-inflammatory benefits. Inflammation can contribute to conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease. Linolenic acids may also help with PMS and menopause.
  • Neuroprotective properties: Contains antioxidants such as tocopherol that are beneficial for degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and atherosclerosis.
  • Nutritional benefits: Contains vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene and is a great source of protein. It also contains minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, calcium.

Like flaxseed oil, hemp seed oil can be beneficial for cardiovascular health and reducing inflammation. Before we contrast these two oils, let’s see how they are alike.

What Do Hemp Oil and Flaxseed Oil Have in Common?
  • Amino acids:As both are complete proteins, this means that both contain all 9 of the essential amino acids that the body can’t make on its own. These are vital for functions like protein synthesis, tissue repair, and nutrient absorption. Amino acids target specific and diverse areas of your metabolism.
  • Proteins:Both hemp and flaxseed oils are high in protein. Proteins are chains of amino acids formed together in a chain. They provide your body with a structural framework and help maintain proper pH and fluid.
  • Fiber:Both hemp and flaxseeds oils are high in fiber. Having a high-fiber diet helps reduce constipation and helps with weight loss and maintenance. It can help lower cholesterol, and thus the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
  • Can reduce anxiety and depression: Flax and hemp supply both tryptophan and omega-3 fatty acids to increase serotonin, which can improve anxiety and depression. Serotonin can then be converted to melatonin by our bodies. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates our sleep-wake cycle which promotes better sleep.
  • Reduced stress: Magnesium is found in high levels in both oils, which is known to reduce stress and promote better sleep. This is because it can relax muscles and the nervous system. It may even help prevent restless leg syndrome and night terrors, which can cause rough nights of sleep.
  • Fight inflammation: Both have anti-inflammatory properties. Hemp seed oil can be helpful for infections, autoimmune disorders, injuries, headaches, back pain, and fibromyalgia.
  • Essential fatty acids (EFAs): One of the biggest things that hemp oil and flaxseed oil have in common are omega fatty acids. They can increase the absorption of vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin, hair, and nails, promote proper nerve functioning, help produce hormones, ensure normal growth development, and treat disease. Although both hemp and flax contain these valuable EFAs, the amounts differ greatly.

Now that we know how these two oils compare, we will contrast the two in a match-up.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

Hemp oil and flax oil both have high levels of essential fatty acids (EFAs). Fatty acids are components of complex lipids. They differ by chain length and presence, as well as the number and position of double bonds in the hydrocarbon chain.

We consider hemp seed to be a higher plant source of EFAs. Let’s take a look at how these two oils stack up to each other.

  • Omega-3s:Though flaxseed oil is one of the better vegetarian sources of omega 3, It is harder for our bodies to convert flaxseed oil into two of the omega-3s,eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The conversion rate comes to only about 10 to 15%, though this is still higher than walnut or soybean oil.

    Flaxseed is, however, a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is essential for cell membranes and helps fight inflammation. The omega-3 in flaxseed oil is exclusively ALA, the short-chain fatty acids. It does not, however, contain any stearidonic acid (SDA), which is found in a potent form in hemp oil.
  • Omega-6s: Though flax may have more omega-3s, hemp seed oil supplies just the right ratio of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids that we need. A ratio of 3:1 omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids is exactly what is required for humans long term consumption. It is highly unusual for foods to naturally provide the right ratio, which earns it the name “Nature’s most perfectly balanced oil.”

    Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) is found in evening primrose oil, borage, and blackcurrant seed oil. GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid, a building block for prostaglandins, which are important for reducing linoleic acid (LA) inflammatory pathways in the body. It is not necessarily needed in a supplement form since we get enough omega-6s in our diet. However, hemp seed oil contains just the right amount of GLA.

    People who suffer from eczema or psoriasis cannot convert linoleic acid to gamma-linolenic acid due to a deficiency of delta-6-desaturase. These people could benefit from taking any of these sources of GLA.
  • Omega-9s:Both hemp oil and flaxseed oil contain omega 9, or oleic acid, another beneficial fatty acid. 

Hemp oil has more EFAs than flax oil, as well as two polyunsaturated fats GLA and SDA that aren’t present in flax oil. Not only does this make it a good alternative to flax oil, but it can also rival fish oil, which is well known for its EFAs.

Winner: Hemp oil

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Protein

Protein is essential for the growth and repair of our bodies; acting as the building blocks of everything from our organs, muscles, bones, skin, and hair.

Hemp seed is an excellent source of protein. It far outshines flaxseed in this area, providing almost 7 grams in 2 tablespoons. This is equal to the amount of protein found in two egg whites.  This is almost double the amount of protein as flaxseed which contains 5.7 grams in a 3 tablespoon serving.

Hemp seed protein is not typical in that it contains all essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein. It contains all 20 known amino acids, not to mention all 9 of the essential amino acids.

Hemp seed is second only to the soybean in protein content. However, hemp protein is free of trypsin inhibitors which block protein absorption and free of oligosaccharides that are present in soy.

About 65% of hemp seed protein is made of the globulin protein known as Edestin that is found exclusively in hemp seed. It aids in digestion and is the backbone of the cell’s DNA. Albumin is also present, a protein similar to those found in egg whites.

Winner: Hemp oil

Iron and Zinc

Hemp oil contains both iron and zinc, which are both very important for body functions. Iron is a mineral that your body needs for growth and development. It is used to make hemoglobin for the blood and myoglobin for the muscles, as well as used to make some hormones.

Zinc helps the immune system fight off bacteria and viruses. It is also needed to make proteins and DNA. Especially during pregnancy, infancy, and childhood, zinc is needed to grown and develop properly.

Flax oil on the other hand has no mineral content.

Winner:Hemp oil

In Your Diet

Both hemp oil and flaxseed oil are a bit too fragile for cooking. They both must be refrigerated to avoid rancidity and oxidation. The two have low smoke points, which means you can’t cook anything with them.

But, hemp oil has one of the lowest amounts of saturated fat and the highest amount of polyunsaturated fat in cooking oils. It has about 75 to 80% polyunsaturated fatty acids, compared to 29% in flaxseed oil and 28% in canola oil. This is highest in the plant kingdom and is unique among vegetable oils.

These kinds of fats are great for lowering your LDL, the bad cholesterol. This in turn lowers the risk of heart disease.

To incorporate hemp oil into your diet, combine it in any of the following:

  • Salad dressings
  • Smoothies
  • Hummus
  • Protein shakes
  • Dips
  • Sandwich spreads
  • Sauces
  • Cold soups
  • Pesto

Both flax and hemp seeds are high in calories, but flax has slightly more.

Winner:Hemp oil

Hemp Oil Wins in the Head-to-Head

Hemp oil has earned its name as one of the world’s healthiest oils. And although flaxseed oil shares a lot of the same great health benefits, hemp oil edges out on top. Hemp oil is high in protein, EFAs, vitamins, and minerals. You can use it for anything from skincare to arthritis to stress to a tasty dressing on a salad. Thebenefits of the hemp plant just go on and on…

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Trading the Wine Glass for Cannabis

Diary of a Busy Woman with Fibromyalgia:
Trading The Wine Glass for Cannabis
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“I know I’m not alone, ladies- We all love to have a nice glass of wine with our friends every now and then, but there comes a time where our “alcohol phase” is over. Once I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I realized it was time to start consuming things that would help my body instead of hurt it. Many women like myself are putting down the wine glass for CBD or Delta-8 hemp cannabis, as its health benefits certainly outweigh alcohol’s adverse effects.

The Goal: Enhanced Wellness without Negative Side Effects

Shortly after I began college, I realized I no longer liked the effects of drinking. Sure, initially it felt great, but I was never a fan of the hangover. I didn’t want to know I was going to end up with a headache, or feeling horribly the next day. Alcohol interferes with the brain and can affect mood, behavior and mobility skills. Over time, it can lead to a variety of health problems and even weaken the immune system. For me, it was a clear choice. I wanted to find something else to help me focus, relax, relieve some of my fibro pain, but I no longer wanted the negative health effects from alcohol. Don’t get me wrong, I still drink alcohol at special occasions, but I find those events few and far between my busy schedule. At the time, I was a full-time college student, a part-time PR intern, worked a part-time job and was a full-time training athlete- so you can imagine the crazy schedule I was keeping up. I discovered CBD and began using it to focus and stay on track with my daily tasks.

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Getting Through My Days Easier with CBD

I realized it helped me sleep better, it seemed to lessen my anxiety and help me get more productivity out of my day. I thrive when I’m productive, and sometimes its hard to stay moving forward when you have what feels like a million things on your plate. When I started using CBD, it felt like that ‘breath of fresh air,’ feeling. The extra push I needed to chill out, focus and power through my days. Up until college, I never even paid attention to any CBD product I saw on the market. I knew it was known to provide many health benefits, but I thought it was another scam. I began researching CBD and realized the importance of knowing and trusting where you’re buying hemp cannabis products from. I quickly figured out that quality matters, and doing your research matters even more.

Adding Delta-8-THC to the Mix

In recent years, Delta-8-THC is becoming increasingly popular. I like to think of Delta-8 as a close cousin to cannabis, without the psychoactive effects that get you high. It’s considered legal by the federal government because it is derived from the hemp plant, instead of marijuana. When I discovered Delta-8-THC to be spoken of as the ‘less potent marijuana’. I needed to try it, and it definitely held true to my expectations. Stronger than CBD, less potent than traditional marijuana. I now had the perfect fix. I found something that gave me relaxation, focus and clarity, and also relieved a great amount of my fibromyalgia symptoms.

My Confidence on making “The Switch”

At first, the truth is, like most women, I hid my love for cannabis from many people around me. I’d like to thank new laws and regulations for now making cannabis a much more open topic in today’s media. Many celebrities and public figures are coming out publicly about their love for cannabis, which helps our society move forward in researching the plant’s ongoing benefits. In my personal life, I’ve grown to use hemp cannabis quite frequently, on a variety of occasions. It helps me focus to plan my daily schedule. It calms my anxiety before meetings. It relieves my chronic pain and nausea from fibromyalgia. I get better sleep and wake up feeling much more rested.

Microdosing

I love using CBD and Delta-8-THC because I am able to microdose to get exactly the amount I need, and nothing more. Microdosing is exactly what it sounds like, taking a “micro” amount of CBD or Delta-8-THC to get your desirable physical and mental effects without getting you high. The standard D8 dose is based on your sex, weight age and tolerance levels, so make sure you are only taking the amount specified on your product. To microdose, you would start at a lower dose, and monitor its effects on your body. Once you figure out your baseline, you can try increasingly the dose slightly and monitoring its effects. A great way to microdose your Delta-8-THC is with BaySmokes Delta-8 THC gummies. Delta-8-THC also comes in a variety of tinctures, cartridges and vapes. My current favorite is Bay Smokes Delta 8 Vape because it is super sleek and fits in all of my wristlets. There are so many ways that CBD and hemp cannabis can enhance the daily lives and general sense of well being for many busy women like myself. Over the years, myself and many others have decided consuming cannabis is a much better alternative to alcohol.” If you’re looking for greenhouse grown, laboratory tested, top-quality flower, look no further. Bay Smokes has something to satisfy all of your needs.