What Are CBD Moon Rocks And Are They Right For You?

Moon Rocks may have been one small step for man, but they’re also one giant leap for mankind.

CBD Moon Rocks are a relatively new product, but they’re also extraordinary. If you’ve ever seen one, you know it’s pretty obvious how they got their name. They really do look a lot like pebbles you’d expect to find if you went for a stroll on the moon. The cannabis version (which is heavy in THC) could even make you think you are walking on the moon; they’re that strong. However, right now we’re taking a closer look at the cannabidiol variety. 

What are Moon Rocks?

Moon Rocks are a sublime concoction of different elements of the cannabis plant. Also known as “Cannabis Caviar” by some people, Moon Rocks are dense little nugs of cannabis or hemp buds, dipped in potent concentrate and then rolled in kief (the dusty crystals from buds). Cannabis Moon Rocks contain very high, concentrated amounts of THC and are only recommended for seasoned users. CBD Moon Rocks are made from the CBD hemp buds, offering immediate and potent effects (but they don’t get you high or stoned.)

Who Invented Moon Rocks?

There’s much controversy over this question and the answer to it isn’t clear. While some people claim someone in Amsterdam invented them many moons ago, others claim they were created by rapper Kurupt in 2014, along with his buddy, Dr. Zodiak. There are also different versions of Moon Rocks, apart from just the cannabis and hemp varieties. Some Moon Rocks contain base ingredients that are stronger than others, so there are quite a few choices around. Cannabis Moon Rocks made from lower THC strains will be less potent than those using stronger strains. This also applies to the oil they are rolled in and the kief that dusts them.

Cannabis Vs. CBD Moon Rocks

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CBD moon rocks are small buds, dipped in oil or concentrate, and rolled in kief

Just in case you were still wondering, there’s a massive difference between cannabis Moon Rocks and CBD Moon Rocks. Cannabis Moon Rocks contain what can only be described as “extreme THC concentrations.” People typically use such Moon Rocks in certain situations and usually when they have nothing to do for the rest of the day. Considering that most top-shelf cannabis strains contain around 15-25 percent THC, cannabis Moon Rocks contain more than 50 percent!

CBD Moon Rocks, on the other hand, offer a different experience entirely. As there’s no THC in the mix, they provide large amounts of the medicinal and relaxing cannabinoids but without the high. When you consider that some Moon Rocks contain around 50 percent cannabidiol concentration, you can understand why they are the go-to solution for some people want something more. 

Benefits of CBD Moon Rocks

CBD Moon Rocks are perfect for people who need fast and effective relief from their medical ailments or issues. People often use CBD Moon Rocks to treat things like panic attacks, depression, inflammation, and pain – but of course, with a product like this that’s new and considered more recreational in nature, there are no official statements on their health benefits.

As Moon Rocks are smoked or vaporized, they enter the bloodstream within minutes via the lungs. This is different from edibles, which can take up to three hours to reach their peak due to digestion via the stomach. They’re a great option for someone who wants something a bit stronger than traditional flowers. 

Are CBD Moon Rocks Right for You?

While most people have heard of oil and vape juice, Moon Rocks are a bit more obscure and are also not so easy to get for everyone. Unless you live in a state where cannabis and CBD are legal, and you visit a top-quality dispensary, you’ll be hard pressed to find decent CBD Moon Rocks. Some companies do sell them online, and they have some excellent reviews, but you need to do your due diligence to find the right Moon Rocks for you.

If you’re new to the world of cannabidiol, Moon Rocks should probably not be your first port of call, and you should try some oil tinctures or vaping devices first to figure out your correct dosing. If you are a seasoned CBD user, Moon Rocks are well worth a try, especially during the times where you just need that little bit extra.

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The CBD Lifestyle Review: CBD to Prevent Aging, CBD Pre and Post Workout, CBD for Hair Loss, and More

Welcome back to this week’s edition of the Lifestyle CBD Newsletter. Today we’ll be taking a look at how CBD can help you feel and look your best.

For starters, CBD can be used as an effective anti-aging remedy as well as a pre and post workout supplement. Also, learn about adding hemp seeds to your daily diet; and have you heard about treating hair loss with cannabidiol? Continue reading for all that and more.

Is CBD nature’s biggest anti-aging secret?

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Thanks to its versatility and numerous health benefits, CBD has become extremely popular in the beauty industry. According to multiple experts, CBD is the latest anti-aging skincare ingredient. This makes sense considering CBD can be used as an anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, and a moisturizer.

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CBD workout secrets: The role of CBD in pre and post workout regimens

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Every fitness enthusiast has a specific pre and post workout routine to enhance their workout. Since there is a lot of stress on the muscles and joints, people are often looking for something that can help heal the muscles and promote healthy gains. Lately, it seems that CBD has been promoted as an essential tool to have in your workout repertoire.

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Use CBD lubricants to spice up your next bedroom romp

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If you were under the impression that CBD products end at health and beauty… then think again. CBD lubricants are relatively new on the market, but they’re gaining in popularity. They can enhance your sexual experience in a safe and natural way.

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6 delicious ways to add hemp into your diet

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With evidence in favor of hemp just continuing to pile up, you’d be crazy not to consider adding it to your daily diet. Hemp seeds are full of vitamins and minerals magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and vitamin E. They also have a great ratio of omegas 3 and 6, plus, it’s the only plant-based protein to contain all 20 amino acids that we need to supplement.

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Could CBD be the next miracle cure for hair loss?

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All over the world, men struggle with the issue of hair loss. Many products touting themselves as the next ‘miracle cure’ ended up falling flat, leaving a serious need for something that works and isn’t just a gimmick. Could CBD – full of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals – be the cure these men have been searching for?

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What Are CBD Moon Rocks And Are They Right For You?

Moon Rocks may have been one small step for man, but they’re also one giant leap for mankind.

CBD Moon Rocks are a relatively new product, but they’re also extraordinary. If you’ve ever seen one, you know it’s pretty obvious how they got their name. They really do look a lot like pebbles you’d expect to find if you went for a stroll on the moon. The cannabis version (which is heavy in THC) could even make you think you are walking on the moon; they’re that strong. However, right now we’re taking a closer look at the cannabidiol variety. 

What are Moon Rocks?

Moon Rocks are a sublime concoction of different elements of the cannabis plant. Also known as “Cannabis Caviar” by some people, Moon Rocks are dense little nugs of cannabis or hemp buds, dipped in potent concentrate and then rolled in kief (the dusty crystals from buds). Cannabis Moon Rocks contain very high, concentrated amounts of THC and are only recommended for seasoned users. CBD Moon Rocks are made from the CBD hemp buds, offering immediate and potent effects (but they don’t get you high or stoned.)

Who Invented Moon Rocks?

There’s much controversy over this question and the answer to it isn’t clear. While some people claim someone in Amsterdam invented them many moons ago, others claim they were created by rapper Kurupt in 2014, along with his buddy, Dr. Zodiak. There are also different versions of Moon Rocks, apart from just the cannabis and hemp varieties. Some Moon Rocks contain base ingredients that are stronger than others, so there are quite a few choices around. Cannabis Moon Rocks made from lower THC strains will be less potent than those using stronger strains. This also applies to the oil they are rolled in and the kief that dusts them.

Cannabis Vs. CBD Moon Rocks

cbd moon rocks

CBD moon rocks are small buds, dipped in oil or concentrate, and rolled in kief

Just in case you were still wondering, there’s a massive difference between cannabis Moon Rocks and CBD Moon Rocks. Cannabis Moon Rocks contain what can only be described as “extreme THC concentrations.” People typically use such Moon Rocks in certain situations and usually when they have nothing to do for the rest of the day. Considering that most top-shelf cannabis strains contain around 15-25 percent THC, cannabis Moon Rocks contain more than 50 percent!

CBD Moon Rocks, on the other hand, offer a different experience entirely. As there’s no THC in the mix, they provide large amounts of the medicinal and relaxing cannabinoids but without the high. When you consider that some Moon Rocks contain around 50 percent cannabidiol concentration, you can understand why they are the go-to solution for some people want something more. 

Benefits of CBD Moon Rocks

CBD Moon Rocks are perfect for people who need fast and effective relief from their medical ailments or issues. People often use CBD Moon Rocks to treat things like panic attacks, depression, inflammation, and pain – but of course, with a product like this that’s new and considered more recreational in nature, there are no official statements on their health benefits.

As Moon Rocks are smoked or vaporized, they enter the bloodstream within minutes via the lungs. This is different from edibles, which can take up to three hours to reach their peak due to digestion via the stomach. They’re a great option for someone who wants something a bit stronger than traditional flowers. 

Are CBD Moon Rocks Right for You?

While most people have heard of oil and vape juice, Moon Rocks are a bit more obscure and are also not so easy to get for everyone. Unless you live in a state where cannabis and CBD are legal, and you visit a top-quality dispensary, you’ll be hard pressed to find decent CBD Moon Rocks. Some companies do sell them online, and they have some excellent reviews, but you need to do your due diligence to find the right Moon Rocks for you.

If you’re new to the world of cannabidiol, Moon Rocks should probably not be your first port of call, and you should try some oil tinctures or vaping devices first to figure out your correct dosing. If you are a seasoned CBD user, Moon Rocks are well worth a try, especially during the times where you just need that little bit extra.

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Novel Food Ruling; A ‘Smokescreen For EU Regulation’

European Union efforts to class CBD as a Novel Food are little more than a ‘smokescreen’ for authorities to clampdown on the industry, it has been claimed.

Mike Harlington, Chairman of the Cannabis Trades Association which has around 900 members in 27 countries worldwide, has been battling the EU decision for the last six months.

In an interview with CBD Testers he said: “Novel Food is a smokescreen, it has nothing to do with CBD being a Novel Food. But it is totally about EU Governments wanting to get a handle on what CBD products are out there, what is being sold, whether it is legal, and where it comes from. 

“Because at the moment they just don’t know. They simply don’t have clue.”

‘Trust in TrustCanna Initiative’

However, Mr Harlington says the talks between the European Union and the CTA may be close to a resolution which prevents CBD being stripped from the shelves. Earlier this month CBD Testers reported on a new global initiative called TrustCanna, which has been launched in the U.K. with the backing of the CTA.

The TrustCanna seal of approval

It aims to eradicate the compliance and safety concerns of regulators by validating the contents of all retail CBD products and awarding a TrustCanna seal of approval, granted the products are marketed and tested in line with the guidelines that were designed with the FSA and MHRA in the UK.

Mr Harlington continued: “We have learnt that the European Union has no intention of altering the decision on their designation of CBD as a Novel Food. They have seen all the evidence and they will not move. 

“However, we have now learnt through one member state, that there may be a solution to this, if we can secure buy-in and adherence from the industry on the TrustCanna initiative. 

“CBD companies, in all countries, need to be clear about what products they are selling.  Who’s selling what, whether its safe and whether it’s legal. The EU regulators have concerns on these issues, they need to ensure consumers are safe. The industry needs to show it can comply with a self-imposed regulatory regime and then we may be able to proceed to some form of legislation.”

Nothing Novel About CBD Attack

In January this year the EFSA (European Food Standards Agency) said there is no evidence that CBD had been widely used prior to 1997, so it would therefore be classed as ‘Novel Food’ – meaning it would have to undergo an approval process.

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CBD laws are expected to change throughout much of Europe

Across Europe – in Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy and other EU countries – Governments and their agencies said they would look to remove CBD products from sale during that process.

In the U.K. the Food Standards Agency (FSA) released the following statement: ‘The FSA accepts the recent change to the EU Novel Food Catalog which affects some cannabidiol (CBD) products and are committed to finding a proportionate way forward by working with local authorities, businesses and consumers to clarify how to achieve compliance in the marketplace in a proportionate manner.’ 

The CTA, the European Industrial Hemp Association had challenged the Novel Food ruling saying there is ample evidence that cannabis has been used for thousands of years.

Crunch Talks in July

Mr Harlington is heading back to Brussels hoping the TrustCanna compromise proposal will clinch a deal. He said: “We have argued our case, supported by legal counsel and our leading lawyers. In our opinion there is no legal justification for the Novel Food designation.

“This uncertainty has caused great distress to our members so we are very pleased to say there may be a resolution at hand. By following the specific rules of the TrustCanna initiative we may be able to come to a resolution and the upside to all of this, for everyone, is that it will be great for the mainstream industry and drive a lot of people out of the industry, who shouldn’t be in it.”

‘Don’t Spoil it for Everyone Else’

“The industry is getting more and more professional, but there are still people who need to be removed; these people should not be allowed to spoil it for everyone else.

“At the CTA, when we find non-compliance in a member, we work with them to be compliant, if that fails we remove them.  There isn’t a single UK or European business that has an argument not to become part of a recognized association if they sell their products correctly in line with the law.

“We are an industry that is focused on highlighting the benefits of all cannabinoids, to ensure good practice and good standards. The TrustCanna initiative is not just for CTA members it is for all of the industry. It has to be for everyone, it has to be a trusted process for everyone to register: it doesn’t matter if you are a CTA member or not.

“Our hope is that it will eventually be based in European law and will provide the assurances the regulators require.” The CTA has around 900 members in 27 countries whose total revenues expected to more than double from U.S. $0.6 billion in 2017 to $2.2 billion this year.

As well as 18 European countries, it has members in Canada, the United States, South America, Malaysia, the Caribbean and Thailand.

 CBD Testers is awaiting a response from the European Food Standards Agency.

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First Ever Criminal Conviction For British CBD Flower Vendor Sends Shockwaves

While cannabis legalization moves forward across most of North America, the same can’t be said for the UK, where the recent criminal conviction of a CBD Flower vendor from Preston has shocked many in the community.

While it’s legal in many states across the US and in Canada to grow, possess and use cannabis and hemp, that’s not the case in the UK. John King, owner of Mushroom Headshop & CBD Hemp Botanicals in Preston found that out for himself when he received that dreaded knock at the door. When he opened it he was shocked to see police officers there who arrested him for selling CBD flowers.

King was arrested, taken to court, and prosecuted. He was then found guilty and given a criminal conviction for selling CBD flowers. As King warned in a Facebook post (which has since been deleted), “So there has been a conviction today in court. I was found guilty of possession of intent to supply class B drugs; the hemp flower is, in fact, illegal.” The fact that hemp is totally medicinal and offers no psychoactive effects seems to be irrelevant to the powers that be across the pond.

With that said, CBD is actually legal in the UK and is sold openly in different forms across the country. As King went on to explain, according to a report from UK Cannabis Social Clubs, “The only part of the hemp flower plant that is legal to use is the stem and the seeds, the flower bud is not legal in the UK.”

And it’s that small technicality that landed King in trouble with the long arm of the law. “Anyone who is selling hemp flower at this time or who have been raided, or charged or released pending further investigation, will be convicted for it. You do not have a defense, you have been selling class B drugs,” King said.

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A great deal of confusion surround CBD flowers still exists in the UK

The case is more of a debacle than anything else, with many people accusing the court as being “Kangaroo.” The judge presiding, for example, claimed that Holland and Barrett, the largest health chain in the UK, don’t sell CBD tinctures even though they do. They have even advertised them in their storefronts and on TV commercials. “The judge was certain that Holland and Barrett don’t sell CBD – which is a lie,” King told reporters.

This conviction is bad news for many CBD flower vendors in the U.K. whose livelihoods rely on it. Especially as it’s sold openly and legally just in a different form. A recent study carried out by York University, which looked at the success of CBD flowers in Italy since they were legalized came back with some interesting findings. According to the study, large percentages of Italians across different parts of the country are using significantly less prescription medication in favor of CBD Flowers (known as Cannabis Lite there.)

A Senior Lecturer on addiction and mental health from the University of York, Ian Hamilton, also spoke to the publication about the results. “In some ways, it is surprising to see how popular these products have become,” he said. “However, it also points to the limitations that many traditional medicines have in their effectiveness and the side effects people experience.”

Hamilton added, “Many people will view cannabis products as natural and safer than pills and medicines generally. They might have been influenced into using cannabis products by the considerable media coverage there has been of the potential these products offer.”

The conviction of John King has sent shockwaves across the substantial CBD and cannabis communities of the U.K. The law when it comes to CBD is unclear, and even though widespread cannabis use is tolerated, it’s still illegal. There’s also almost no medical provision for medical Cannabis in the U.K. (although there are one or two products available through health practitioners.)

Many commentators have noted that it’s high time that the U.K. had an open an honest discussion about CBD, hemp, and cannabis, lest they fall badly behind when the rest of Europe moves towards legalization – likely long after Brexit has taken place.

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