CBD (Cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid most commonly found in cannabis. It is extracted from the hemp plant for it’s anti-convulsive and anti-inflammatory properties when taken orally or topically. CBD is generally sold in tincture and topical form. The topical lotions, balms and salves can really help with muscle and joint pain. Tinctures are great for all of the benefits of CBDs; I’d recommend hitting pain with a combination of both topical and tincture treatments.
Charlotte’s Web is a famous strain of cannabis that was bred for a young girl dealing with seizures in Colorado. After years of hearing stories about this CBD rich plant growing in Colorado, CW Botanicals has put out a line of tinctures, balms and salves using Charlotte’s Web now available at select cannabis dispensaries around Arizona. I got a 500mg tincture with mint chocolate flavoring at High Mountain Health in Flagstaff, Arizona. It isn’t easy to carry this brand of CBD tincture so I decided we should definitely get a review on the blog before I gobble it all up.
The first thing that you’ll notice with this tincture is the taste, one single droplet will immerse your mouth in mint chocolate goodness. Now the effects are subtle, with CBD the effects are more noticeable when they wear off than when they kick in. About 3 hours after ingesting the tincture you’ll feel your aches and pains come back, those weird anxieties may begin to gear up again; things won’t be as calm as they were while you were medicated with the tincture. For those already in tune to the subtle effects, right after the tincture is ingested you’ll begin to feel your muscles relax.