cbd high times

Cbd high times

On a natural high from my new love and appreciation of CBD, I decided to try a new 30-minute treatment at The Spa at Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection, in Calistoga, which utilizes the cannabinoid to heal inflammation and soothe the skin. Read on for the Solage CBD protocol.

Finally, she removed the hand warmers and and massaged my hands and forearms with a CBD balm. This was my first experience using CBD on my face and the afterglow was pretty remarkable. Lately, my skin has been pretty reactive; but the treatment really helped fade any inflammation or redness.

Let’s rewind a little. Circa 2006, I vividly remember smoking out of an apple during my senior year of high school, and immediately after taking a hit, I hopped in my car and drove home at 10 miles per hour (the speed limit was 40 mph). I ran into my bedroom when I got home and sat with my knees tucked into my chest, trying to convince myself to fall asleep so that I could feel normal again and make sure my mom never found out that I got high. Somehow, I managed both. And to my mom, who is learning about this for the first time from a VIOLET GREY email: I’m so sorry—please don’t ground me.

That was the end of my career as a teenage stoner, but in my career as a beauty editor, I couldn’t avoid cannabis. CBD oil is white-hot, but with so much confusion around the potent botanical, it’s imperative to do your due diligence. So when VIOLET GREY asked me to test a CBD skin cream worthy of VIOLET CODE approval, I went in with an open mind—and a lot of questions. The winner hands down? Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion. When I first sniffed the hemp-derived, non-psychoactive formula the signature scent, it reminded me of green juice with a hint of college dorm room. But in a good way—I truly enjoyed the subtle fragrance. I rubbed the cream onto my stomach where I had been experiencing some pretty bad pain from a recent IUD insertion. Then, I paused to see if there were any bad out-of-body side effects. Nope. But within five minutes, the pain had subsided. I was shocked, excited, and thrilled. I became a CBD cream convert on the spot.

Let me just preface by saying that, when I was told CBD skin care was a thing, I was terrified to try it. Brands kept assuring me that there was no THC in their formulas, but I didn’t care. Marijuana makes me paranoid for a minimum of two days, and I need to be in control of my own body.

The aesthetician who conducted my treatment began by cleansing my face. Then, she moved onto my wrists, hands, and fingers and performed a gentle exfoliation with a blend of granulated white sugar, green tea, matcha, coconut oil, safflower oil, and CBD concentrate to remove any dead skin cells. After the scrub, she applied a CBD balm on my arms and hands and wrapped them in hand warmers.

A SMOOTHER COMPLEXION

Cbd high times

It sounds too good to be true. But indeed, pre-clinical trials have shown that cannabidiol has a powerful anti-tumor effect.

And even though cannabidiol has no toxicity for humans—meaning, it doesn’t make you intoxicated (i.e. high)—it is highly reactive with the endocannabinoid system.

To their surprise, CBD worked well in combination with morphine and counteracted the latter’s risky side effects. This means cannabidiol can help treat acute pain conditions, along with more long-term benefits.

CBD Can Treat Mood Disorders

First, we’ll dive into the medical side of things. Then we’ll take a look at the importance of cannabidiol for recreational users.

In other places, limits can be higher. Delaware, for example, allows CBD oil to contain up to 5 percent THC. But that’s still not enough to get anyone very high.

CBD Can Stop Epileptic Seizures

Specifically, cannabidiol binds with the endocannabinoid system to produce a response that reduces nerve inflammation. This is another of its “neuroprotective” qualities and a major reason why CBD is such an effective treatment for neurological diseases.

We won’t bog you down with the technical minutiae of each of those changes. Instead, here’s a quick overview of the major studies and most promising findings about the medical importance of CBD.