Martha Stewart Launches CBD Wellness Topicals Line

Today, Martha Stewart CBD unveiled Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Topicals—the company’s first venture into the topical market. In 2020, Stewart launched the company under the Canopy Growth umbrella, with high expectations.

Stewart’s brand already sells gummies, oils and softgels infused with full-spectrum CBD, before launching the new CBD Wellness Topicals. The new topical products have specific applications for different results, including Super Strength CBD Cream designed for muscle recovery, Sleep Science CBD Cream designed for better sleep and Daily De-Stress CBD Cream designed for stress management. The CBD skin care market was projected to hit $1.7 billion by 2025, according to Million Insights.

The formulas were created by Stewart in partnership with Marquee Brands and Canopy Growth Corporation. The company doesn’t skimp on the active ingredients, providing “market-leading levels of CBD,” along with co-actives and proven-to-work aroma-technology formulated specifically for each need.

Vice President of Skincare & Topicals at Canopy Growth, Dr. Anna Persaud, says the topical line is great for the CBD-curious, especially if they have a specific goal. “We worked with Martha to create products that improve daily wellbeing in specific ways, addressing muscle recovery, sleep support and stress management, and with proven to work formulas featuring market leading levels of CBD, the line offers the perfect starting point for anyone new to CBD,” Persaud told High Times.

Stewart believes that most problems at home have simple, yet effective solutions—including when it comes to skincare.

“I believe that living well can be simplified by focusing on practical and effective solutions, which is why I created this line of CBD Wellness Topicals with the Canopy Growth team,” stated Stewart. “I am thrilled to help improve our customers’ daily lives through proven formulations that make wellness accessible and convenient, with offerings that address muscle discomfort, sleep deprivation, and stress.”

Using full-spectrum CBD, combined with other co-actives and aromas, you’re more likely to see results versus CBD-only products. Generally speaking, full-spectrum CBD products contain multiple cannabis plant extracts, including essential oils, terpenes and other compounds.

“I believe that living well can be simplified by focusing on practical and effective solutions, which is why I created this line of CBD Wellness Topicals with the Canopy Growth team.” – Martha Stewart

The 2018 Farm Bill changed the way CBD products are regulated, and it didn’t take long for the hemp-derived CBD industry to take off. Stewart’s team waited patiently for the laws to unfurl at the federal level.

Stewart solidified her audience long ago. For decades, young, crafty homemakers followed Stewart’s advice—almost religiously. “While the company she founded continues to thrive,” the Academy of Achievement writes, “Martha Stewart has had more influence on how Americans eat, entertain, and decorate their homes and gardens than any one person in our history.”

Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Topicals are formulated with US-derived broad-spectrum CBD, with competitive levels of CBD and competitive price-per-mg of CBD, versus competitors. The products will be available for purchase in 20mL, 50mL and 150mL sizes.

Below is a rundown of the new products that are available:

Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Topicals

Super Strength CBD Cream for muscle recovery, featuring powerful co-actives, including magnesium and ginger.

  • 150 mL (7500 mg CBD) – $99.99
  • 50 mL (2500 mg CBD) – $44.99
  • 20 mL (1000 mg CBD) – $24.99

Sleep Science CBD Cream for better sleep, featuring aroma-technology essential oils, including lavender and vetiver.

  • 150 mL (3000 mg CBD) – $89.99
  • 50 mL (1000 mg CBD) – $39.99
  •  20 mL (400 mg CBD) – $19.99
Martha Stewart CBD Daily De-Stress Cream. Photo courtesy of Canopy Growth.

Daily De-Stress CBD Cream for stress management, featuring aroma-technology essential oils, including neroli and ho wood.

  • 150 mL (4500 mg CBD) – $79.99
  • 50 mL (1500 mg CBD) – $34.99
  • 20 mL (600 mg CBD) – $19.99

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Just Announced – High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan: People’s Choice 2022

We are stoked to announce the High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan: People’s Choice 2022. This will be the largest competition held in history, with more than 3,300 judge kits and 17 categories across recreational and medical products.

To keep things safe and compliant, the competition will feature a digital awards show only. Judging is done from home, and there is no live event. And that’s good news for consumers—judging is open to everyone who is eligible to purchase cannabis in the state!

“The People’s Choice Cups open up the coveted Cannabis Cup judging experience to the world in a time when people need it most,” said Mark Kazinec, High Times Director of Competitions & Events. “Judging is no longer reserved for the Snoop Doggs and Willie Nelsons of the world, and we have 10 times the amount of judge kits available than in previous years.

“While the majority of America is working from home, or not working at all, we now have the opportunity to test and rank quality cannabis products from a wide range of producers from the comfort of our own home to help crown the best in each state. For brands, this is the best way to get your product into the hands of hundreds of new consumers and get real feedback, especially in a time of no live events. For Judges, this is the best job you’ll ever have, and the best way to see which products work best for you.”

Historically, Cannabis Cups have been judged by up to 200 judges is as many as 10 categories. In an effort to keep the competition thriving during the onset of the pandemic in 2020, High Times created our People’s Choice events, opening the door to an ever-increasing number of judges and product categories than ever before.

“In previous years, Cannabis Cups were judged amongst only about 200 judges across eight to 10 categories,” Kazinec continued. “Since the inception of People’s Choice in 2020, we increased the number of judge kits from 200 to 2,000. This April, we are launching the largest-ever Cannabis Cup in history with 17 unique categories across Recreational and Medical products for a total of over 3,300 judge kits. We plan to increase distribution so that every area of Michigan is covered as best as possible. If this year is anything like last year, we expect lines of enthusiasts ready to purchase their kits at the select dispensaries, which may very well sell out within a few days.” 

The High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan: People’s Choice Edition is aimed to identify and award the best cannabis products in all of Michigan, all across a wide range of different categories, which are to be judged by the great people of Michigan.

These events wouldn’t be possible without the support from our partners. “A huge shoutout to the team at Red White & Bloom for taking on the Intake process with us which consists of 10-14 long, sweaty days of receiving product, building judge kits, and transporting to retailers. We’ll be announcing our other sponsors and retailer partners soon, all of whom make the success of the Cannabis Cup Michigan possible,” Kazinec shared.

May the best products win!

Michigan Entry Categories:

  1. Rec Indica Flower (4 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  2. Rec Sativa Flower (4 entries Max per Company)  (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  3. Rec Hybrid Flower (4 entries Max per Company)  (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  4. Rec Pre-Rolls (3 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  5. Rec Infused Pre-Rolls (2 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  6. Rec Solvent Concentrates (2 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  7. Rec Non-Solvent Concentrates (2 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  8. Rec Distillate Vape Pens & Cartridges (2 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  9. Rec Non-Distillate Vape Pens & Cartridges (2 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  10. Rec Edibles: Gummies (3 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  11. Rec Edibles: Non-Gummies (3 entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  12. Rec Sublinguals, Capsules, Tinctures + Topicals (3 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Adult-Use)
  13. MEDICAL Indica Flower (4 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Medical-Facility)
  14. MEDICAL Sativa Flower (4 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Medical-Facility)
  15. MEDICAL Hybrid Flower (4 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Medical-Facility)
  16. MEDICAL Pre-Rolls (4 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Medical-Facility)
  17. MEDICAL Edibles (3 Entries Max per Company) (State-Licensed Medical-Facility)

Entry Requirements:

Flower/Pre-Rolls: (228) 1-gram samples in retail-ready packaging. 3.5 gram samples will not be accepted.
Concentrates & Vape Pens: (228) 0.5-gram samples in retail-ready packaging. 1 gram samples will not be accepted.
Edibles: (100) samples in retail-ready packaging.
Sublinguals, Capsules, Tinctures + Topicals: (60) samples in retail-ready packaging.

Entry Pricing:

1 entry: $500
2 entries: $250 each, for a total of $500
3 or more entries: Fees will be waived

www.cannabiscup.com

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8 Cannabis Creams for Treating Your Dry Winter Skin

It’s winter time and that means the days are short, dark and cold, and your skin is in need of some extra TLC to help combat the dryness that arctic temperatures can bring. During this time of the year, it’s important to switch up your skin routine to incorporate moisturizers that are thicker in texture to help coat any skin that may get exposed to the cold. Cannabis creams offer a way to hydrate, combined with the therapeutic effects of marijuana to help get you through winter feeling nourished and less tense. Here are some of our suggestions to keep you set until the sun returns in full force.

1) Apothecanna Everyday Body Cream

You can use this rich, hydrating cream every day to maintain your skin’s moisture, whether it’s right after a shower or anytime throughout the day. Mandarin, cedar and geranium come together in this lotion to make a light, citrusy scent that won’t have you worried that anyone will guess that you’re using a cannabis-infused lotion at your desk.

2) CBD For Life Foot Cream

Foot Cream Cannabis Now

With your feet bundled up in socks and shoes, it’s important to give them a little attention at the end of a busy day — especially if you’re been standing or walking around for a majority of it. Essential oils like peppermint and arnica combined with cannabis extract can help you reduce pain, soreness and inflammation while also getting some much-needed moisture.

3) Flower Power Super Skin Salve

Skin Salve Cannabis Now

Pull out this salve for those extra dry trouble areas like your elbows, knees, feet and anywhere else that needs some further attention. This salve is made with sungrown cannabis and solar-infused olive oil along with medicinal plants like calendula, comfrey, St. John’s wort, yarrow and plantain to boost the benefits and keep your skin hydrated.

4) Dixie Elixirs Muscle Relief Lotion

Muscle Lotion Cannabis Now

For people whose work involves lots of typing or other repetitive movements with your hands, you can solve two problems with this soothing lotion that will keep your hands moisturized and help cut down on tension as you work. The muscle relief lotion is also great for post-shower moisturizing for a relaxed, pain-free body as you prepare for a rejuvenating rest.

5) Mary Jane’s Medicinals Body Lotion

Body Lotion Cannabis Now

Repair sun-damaged skin from the summer and help you skin regenerate itself with this lotion that can also salvage dry, dull skin. A medley of oils including grapeseed, avocado, jojoba, sweet almond and coconut all work together to soften your skin, stop itchiness related to lack of moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

6) Treat Yourself Skin Healing Body Butter

Healing Lotion Cannabis Now

This luxurious, whipped body butter is great for dry skin as well as eczema, psoriasis and other skin irritations that might get exacerbated when cold weather comes around. Its lightweight, non-greasy formula makes it easy to apply and absorb.

7) Cannabis Basics Hemp Sole’s Desire Repair Cream

Foot Cream Cannabis Now

If you deal with cracked heels and rough feet, rubbing this on before bed and letting it absorb overnight can help make a major difference. Cocoa and shea butter give this cream its thick texture paired with tea tree, arnica, lavender and spearmint to provides long-lasting relief.

8) Kush Creams Aloe-Based Face and Eye Cream

Lotion Cream Cannabis Now

Add this fragrance-free, hypoallergenic cream to your morning and evening skincare routine to keep your face and neck nice and smooth. With hempseed oil, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, infused in this cream, you can combat acne and reduce wrinkles as well.

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Top Hemp and CBD Gifts for Mother’s Day

In honor of all the moms out there, we’ve curated a special list of hemp-based products mothers will surely swoon over. High-quality CBD topicals always make for a nice gift, but Mom also deserves a thoughtful gesture—a massage at her favorite spa, breakfast in bed, a relaxing afternoon to herself, or maybe just spending some time together.

Along with premium, best-in class CBD products, this list also features fun hemp-related products along with ideas for incorporating the benefits of CBD into a memorable Mother’s Day. From waking up on Sunday morning, to falling asleep at night, the mom in your life will be feeling the love.

1. Cannabis Leaf Waffle Maker by Waffleye

Wake Mom up this Mother’s Day with cannabis-themed waffles. The Waffleye Waffle Maker features a large cannabis leaf design and adds some fun and creativity to breakfast, regardless of whether you infuse your waffles with cannabis or not. If she likes to wake and bake, be sure to check out Waffleye’s cannabis-infused recipes, ranging from easy to more difficult. Top it off with this pure, grade-A CBD maple syrup by Northwoods Maple Farm for an added treat.

2. CBD Coffee by Strava

Strava CBD coffee

Strava’s specialty coffee is infused with broad-spectrum CBD for a delicious cup of joe that delivers energy, focus and alertness without the jitters. Whole bean, K-Cup or Nespresso formats make it easy for you to prepare her favorite way. Strava coffee is available in three different strengths of CBD (4mg, 10mg, and 20 mg) so that you can make Mom the perfect morning cup. Not only are the beans delicious and sustainably sourced, but we love how the synergy of CBD and caffeine sets you up for an energetic, fulfilling day, and we think she will too.

3. Italian Sparkling Rose & Prosecco by Weed Cellars

Weed Cellars Sparking Rose and Prosecco

Whether it’s breakfast in bed with mimosas, or an afternoon soaking up the sun and sipping on rose that she wants, Weed Cellars has you covered. This fun brand name reflects the changing times, but none of their products contain THC or CBD. Their sparkling rose and prosecco are produced from Glera grapes in Friuli, Italy—an ideal location for sparkling wines. At $12.99/bottle, both styles showcase a full range of flavors at an affordable price point. Not too dry and not too sweet, these wines hit the mark.

4. Farming Sleeves & Apron by Farmers Defense

Farmer's Armor Farming Sleeves for Gardening

Maybe your mom’s not the type who likes to sit still and be pampered. That’s okay. Gift her farming sleeves and a durable farmers apron, designed for trimming, gardening and any other plant work. Equipped with multiple pockets, including a double-lined canvas pocket for shears, this apron will help keep her comfortable and organized so she can stay focused on enjoying her time outside, where she loves to be.  The sleeves offer extra protection, and new floral patterns just dropped for the ladies.

5. Releaf Body Oil by Papa & Barkley

Papa & Barkley CBD Releaf Oil

Treating your mom to a massage is a no-brainer if you want her to take some relaxing time for herself. Go a step further and consider giving her Papa & Barkley’s Releaf CBD Body Oil, which she can use at home or bring to her massage for a truly indulgent experience. Great for post-workout recovery, soothing aching muscles and promoting healthy skin, this body oil glides on easily and absorbs quickly. She will most definitely be thanking you later.

6. CBD Bath Soaks by Not Pot

Not Pot CBD Muscle and Sleep Soak

Hopefully the mom in your life is getting some time for herself this Mother’s Day. Maybe she likes to get some movement in with a long run, yoga class, or HIIT workout. Help her wind down post-workout with Not Pot’s CBD Muscle Soak. The muscle-relieving combination of peppermint essential oil, epsom salt, dead sea salt and 300mg of sustainably sourced CBD will melt away any tension and soothe muscles. Bundle it with Not Pot’s Sleep Soak, which is perfect for releasing anxiety and preparing mind and body for a night of restful sleep after a long day.

7. Releaf Drops by Papa & Barkley

As the saying goes, “moms have the toughest job in the world.” Make it easier on her with Papa & Barkely’s Releaf Drops, made to provide daily stress relief and relaxation. This tincture also aids with mental focus and clarity, as well as help falling and staying asleep. Made from simple, all-natural ingredients grown on Colorado farms, this tincture has a rich, earthy flavor and is easy on the palette.

8. CBD Cool Stick by Wildflower

Wildflower CBD Cool Stick

Wildflower’s CBD Cool Stick offers quick and convenient relief from muscle, joint, inflammation and back pain. Once applied to the affected area, the unique blend of therapeutic ingredients will immediately cool and soothe. Available in 300mg and 150mg strengths of broad-spectrum CBD, this is a great product for moms of all ages to have on-hand. A true life saver for nagging pain, Wildflower’s Cool Stick will help her to stay present on the things that matter to her. 

9. Luxury Beauty Serum by Saint Jane

Saint Jane Beauty Serum

Help Mom look and feel her best with Saint Jane’s Luxury Beauty Serum. Deemed a cult favorite, this award-winning serum has been called “the holy grail of face oils.” Packed with clean botanicals, rich active nutrients and soothing hemp extract, this all-in-one calming and anti-aging treatment hydrates while reducing irritation and visibly improving redness and fine lines.

10. CBD Melatonin Tablets by TIKVA

Tikva Melatonin CBD Tablets

Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep, but especially Mom. There are a lot of CBD products to help ease the mind and prepare for slumber, but we think TIKVA’s CBD Melatonin Tablets are especially effective, thanks to their partnership with Panaxia Pharmaceuticals. CBD and melatonin synergistically work together so that you can fall asleep easily, stay asleep all night and wake up feeling refreshed. Formulated by PhD’s, the tablet form also offers an easy way to add the benefits of CBD to her wellness routine—something to keep in mind if your mom is new to hemp

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Orenda Botanicals Review: CBD-infused Products for Pain Relief

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Orenda Botanicals Package Review: CBD Products & More!

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Orenda Botanicals: 5 Things You Should Know About CBD Topicals

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The Benefits of Treating Arthritis With Cannabis Topicals

Arthritis is a painful and sometimes debilitating condition characterized by joint swelling, pain, and stiffness, along with a decreased range of motion.

As a consultant for cannabis patients, I often work with those who are suffering from arthritis and looking for alternative ways to manage the painful condition. Often these patients come to me when they have exhausted the conventional options.

When arthritis gets severe, painkillers (such as opiates) are usually the primary treatment that these patients are receiving. But opiates have their limits. Patients adjust to their dose and it has to be continually increased. In some cases, opiates can actually increase sensitivity to pain. Many have already reached the highest allowable dose and will receive less and less relief from the drug as time goes on. Patients who have been relying on that pain relief are suddenly left without any recourse.

Thankfully, cannabis offers new hope for safely and effectively managing arthritis. As a potent painkiller and anti-inflammatory agent, cannabis has helped many with their arthritic symptoms. It can also be used safely in conjunction with opiates, so patients who are still using opiates, or tapering off of them, don’t have to worry about dangerous interactions. Research shows that cannabis use actually allows patients to decrease their opiate use, and in states where cannabis is legally accessible, opiate-related deaths have gone down by 25 percent.

In addition, research suggests that cannabis can do more than just ameliorate the symptoms of the condition, it may also be able to reverse it, leading to increasing improvements in mobility, inflammation and pain. Research shows that arthritis patients actually have a higher level of CB2 receptors in their damaged joints, than most.

One study, conducted in Canada, researched the effects of topical applications of cannabis on rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers behind it believed that saturating the patients CB2 receptors with cannabinoids will not only aid with pain relief but may actually repair the joint damage that has already been done.

Treating Arthritis with cannabis topicals

In my own experience with arthritis patients, topical applications of cannabis have been extremely helpful. Patients often complain that the topical isn’t doing much at first, but with regular saturation, they experience a gradual but significant change in their pain and mobility.

Those looking to try treating arthritis with cannabis topicals should start by finding a topical cannabis product that they can regularly apply. For patients with mild arthritis, you might start with a regular strength topical. I am a big fan of Leafy Botanicals’ hard lotion balm, as well as their massage oil. These topicals not only work well, but they smell delicious, with hints of lavender and rosemary.

For those with more severe arthritis, I recommend Fleurish Farm’s extra strength balm. This incredibly potent product was designed specifically with arthritis sufferers in mind, and I have seen it deliver immediate pain relief to some of the most severe arthritis patients I have worked with. This whipped balm is unscented and made entirely of oils that score a zero on the pore clogging scale, so it is light and hypo-allergenic enough for even the most sensitive skin. It’s also infused with high-quality rosin, a solventless cannabis concentrate, which contains powerful terpenes in addition to the cannabinoids found in most topicals.

Whether you are using topicals, edibles or inhaling it, cannabis can help ease the pain of arthritis and may even lead to long lasting improvements in joint health. If you are one of the 50 million people struggling with daily arthritis pain, cannabis just might be the perfect solution. Talk to an MD who specializes in cannabis to find out if it is right for you.

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