Do you smoke with your dad? Maybe you know your pop smokes, but you haven’t shared a joint together yet? It’s time, in the era of legal cannabis, to salute his herbal habits. Especially when it comes to Father’s Day Gifts. Make your father a happy man by giving him a thoughtful gift this Father’s Day that honors his awesomeness, open-mindedness, and love of weed.

1. Pax Era x Eden Extracts

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Drag Dad into the 21st cannabis century with a PAX Era paired with Eden Extracts pods. The PAX Era is discreet and sophisticated, for high-tech, on-the-go vaping. Eden Extracts pods are created using refined oil and strain-specific cannabis terpenes, grown organically. For smooth, clean hits with a satisfying high, select from a variety of strains like Diablo OG, Gelato, Sunset Sherbert and GSC. Your dad will feel pretty cool with this sleek vape and pod combo in his pocket.

2. Goldleaf x Lightshade

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Does your dad grow? Maybe he just loves to taste terps? Give him a Goldleaf notebook to keep track of his marijuana musings. And in honor of Father’s Day, Goldleaf has teamed up with Colorado dispensary Lightshade to release four custom art prints to benefit Project Sanctuary, a non-profit working to re-acclimate veterans to family life and their communities. The sophisticated pot prints are of luscious landmark strains like White Dawg and Blue Dream. Dad can jot down his weed-tasting preferences and grow notes while admiring excellent art—and you’ll have contributed to a good cause. 100 percent of the profits go to Project Sanctuary.

3. Summerland Stonerware

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This sleek series of ceramic pipes from California are perfect for the low-key weed smoker. If your dad loves good design, he’ll go nuts for Summerland bongs and pipes. Pick up a Fruit Fantasy apple pipe to show him you care, or go big with the Land Yacht bong. Its double chambers give off an “Ahoy, there!” vibe. Your stoner dad will love it.

4. Oregrown Clothing

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Oregrown gear is an easy gift for the super chill dad. If your dad is into the outdoor way of life—snowboarding, surfing, hiking or just appreciating the beauty of the natural world—a comfy Oregrown tee or jersey is just the ticket for a Father’s Day gift. Celebs like Lukas Nelson (Willie’s kid) sport the clothing brand, which represents Oregrown’s commitment to premier farm-to-table style of cannabis growing. Check out the whole line of shirts, snapbacks and more.

5. Puffingtons’ Pitch’n’Puff

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The Pitch’n’Puff combo pack from Puffingtons will let your golf-loving father play right through. The Pitch’n’Puff pack contains a clever little one-hitter masquerading as a golf tee, plus a hollow golf ball designed to stash his greens while on the green. It’s the perfect combo for a fun afternoon of golf and ganja with your dad.

6. Cannador

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Is your dad a cannasseur? Cannador is the gift for those who truly love top-shelf flowers. The weed humidor perfectly preserves terpy treasures with uniquely designed airtight storage, controlling humidity at the perfect levels to maintain freshness and taste. Dad can even pair the Cannador with a smartphone-capable app that measures relative humidity. He’ll totally geek out for this great gift. Check out the entire line of Cannador products, including a mahogany roll tray and travel cases.

7. Phoenician Grinder

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Phoenician grinders feature a heavy-duty design that grinds even the stickiest of buds into fine crumbs. Depending on how much cash you want to drop on your pop, you can choose from a simple two-piece grinder that will get the job done, all the way up to the Elite—a 24K gold-plated four-piece tool that costs fifteen hundred smackeroos. Get your dad an awesome, rugged grinder that will last him for the rest of his life. He’ll think of you every time he blazes.

8. The Nuggy

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The handiest little tool around! Fathers will love this little pocket device. New Nuggy models have a heat-resistant aluminum oxide shell that doubles as a carb cap. The Nuggy Dab sports a pick, spoon, paddle and fork, while the Hybrid contains a pick, scraper, spoon, paddle, knife and clip for both concentrates and flower. The Original Nuggy is also available, with 10 different smoking tools in a single device. Each tool stays in place during use with a spring-locked system. The Nuggy is like a pocket knife, but for weed! Available in blue or pink.

9. How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

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Michael Pollan has enlightened many with his explorations of where nature and culture intersect. He wrote stirringly about the evolution of cannabis in relation to humans in The Botany of Desire. Now Pollan has dived into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs—and tells the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences. How to Change Your Mind makes a great gift for any dad interested in an engaging and enlightened investigation of this new frontier of medicine and science.

10. Apothecanna

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Dads use body products too! Apothecanna offers a terrific line of topicals that are great for men. In particular, the Extra Strength Relieving Body Spray is perfect for sore muscles and swollen joints before and after athletic activity. Your dad will appreciate the cooling sensation, fresh scent, and the deeply penetrating relief for his aching back, or knees, or whatever it is that dads complain about.

11. Cannabis Tour

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Your dad has probably never seen a grow, right? Blow his mind with a tour of a commercial cannabis facility! Colorado Cannabis Tours offer exclusive access to Medicine Man Denver’s state-of-the-art growing facility and include a live glass-blowing demonstration. Denver company Seed & Smith offers free facility tours. And there are several other companies around the country getting in on the game. Kush Tourism has plenty of tips on where to go and what to do for a cannabis tour experience. Take a trip with your dad to celebrate this Father’s Day, and your special bud bond.

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1. What is CBD? What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/cannabis. Its formula is C21H30O2 and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons.

CBD oil is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it. Our CBD products and extracts are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts” since they typically contain much more than just CBD. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD and hemp extracts is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.

2. If a hemp extract is 40% cannabinoids, what’s the other 60%? What’s in your hemp extracts besides the naturally occurring cannabinoids?

Our Kentucky hemp extracts contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN, etc.. In addition to the cannabinoids naturally present in our agricultural hemp extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium), beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavanoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, water, and terpenes. The most common terpenes in our hemp extracts are Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Linalool, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Nerolidol og Phytol, trans-alpha-Bergamotene, Limonene/ beta-Phellandrene (Co-elution), and alpha-Humulene.

3. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. organic hemp seedsTypically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Kentucky hemp we’re now using!

99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances, and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil, since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

4. Are hemp derived cannabinoids such as CBD as good as CBD from marijuana?

The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile (like CBD, CBC, CBG), so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable for anything besides THC. Marijuana is usually very high in THC (gives people the high) but usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

Nowadays in the USA, many farmers are growing industrial hemp flowers that are just as beautiful, odor-producing, and terpene rich as the best marijuana strains, such as our partnered farmers in Kentucky.

5. Why don’t you source your Hemp and CBD from within Colorado?

colorado growing operationWe feel that the hemp program in Kentucky is more well suited for our company in regards to growing hemp, and that because it’s 100% compliant with Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill (and the 2016 Agricultural Appropriations Act), procuring it from there is perfectly legal at the federal level. Kentucky’s ecology is perfect for hemp just as it is for tobacco. The growing season is longer than in Colorado, and the soil is richer, so the quality of the hemp and the yields are better.

6. What’s the percentage of cannabinoids and CBD in your product?

Our raw extracts have varying percentages of cannabinoid and cannabidiol (CBD) content, the range being 10%-99%. Each product has a unique formulation and uses varying ratios of our extract types. Our CBD Isolate is over 99% pure CBD.

7. What is the best method of use?

For our dietary supplements we can only recommend them for internal consumption. Our CBD isolate is for research purposes only. If you don’t like the flavor of the oil supplements, you can mix with something sweet like apple sauce or honey to cut through the flavor.

8. What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?

There is no easy answer to this. Our starting recommended serving size is 15 drops but we generally recommend experimenting to see what feels best to you. Some prefer 5 drops, some prefer over 50 drops per day.

9. What is the safety of your hemp extracts? Are there negative side effects?

Hemp is considered by many to be generally safe. We’ve never seen or heard of any significant or negative CBD Oil Extractside effects in our years in the industry. That said, we can’t rule them out. Please consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement including Hemp extract supplements.

10. Which of your CBD and hemp products should I get?

As a company who sells various dietary and food supplements, we can’t suggest any of our products for the prevention, treatment or cure of any disease or ailment.

When considering our different dietary hemp products, know that they all come in two strengths. Our Original Hemp blends (Classic Hemp Blend, Hemp Complete, Brainpower oil, & Signature Blend) all have 250+mg of cannabinoids per fluid ounce, and our concentrated blends have 1,500+mg per fluid ounce, six times the potency of our traditional oils. We’ve found that sometimes less is more, but nevertheless, some people like to take very large serving sizes of our hemp extracts.

The main difference between the four Original Blends is the additional herbal ingredients besides hemp. We suggest you research the separate components of each blend to determine which product may be most appealing to add to your dietary regimen. If you know it’s solely the hemp extract that you are looking for, with no additional ingredients, then Classic Hemp Blend or Classic Hemp 6x is what you’re looking for.

For dabbing and vaporizing or for research you can try our CBD Isolate.


11. Why do people use Hemp Extracts and CBD? What are the benefits and uses of CBD?

In accordance with federal regulations we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplement products. We can only recommend our products for general wellness.

12. Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?

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Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our CO2 hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our hemp extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself, not the seeds. Hemp seed oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts do have.

13. Do I need to move to Colorado to get your Hemp Extracts and CBD? Where do you ship?

No. We actually source our hemp from Kentucky, as it’s legal to ship across state lines. Many people are under the impression that the only way to acquire hemp extracts and CBD for themselves or a loved one is to move to Colorado or another cannabis-friendly state. Many major news outlets are misinformed and are unfortunately spreading the idea that you can only get CBD oil in the states where medical marijuana has been legalized. This is simply not the case though. Because our extracts comes from hemp instead of marijuana, we can and do ship to all fifty states, and no medical marijuana card is needed. There are some exceptions, like with Indiana, Missouri and South Dakota we can’t sell our concentrated products due to state legislation.

We also ship to Japan, Australia, the EU, Switzerland, and Brazil. For all EU orders contact our exclusive distributor thereCannawell.

14. Is your Hemp Extract Oil similar to Rick Simpson Hemp Oil?

Not quite. Ours are from hemp and RSHO is usually using marijuana, a different form of cannabis than industrial hemp. Our industrial hemp extracts are more standardized and will usually have a much higher content of non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD than one produced through the Rick Simpson method. And oils produced through his method will usually have a much higher THC content, as it’s typically marijuana that is used for RSHO.†

Generally speaking, most marijuana producers and sellers (especially on the black market) don’t test for contaminants (metals, pesticides, bacteria, etc.). Rick Simpson Hemp Oil is actually more a method of extraction than it is a specific product. People use the Rick Simpson method with hundreds of different strains of marijuana, so the THC, CBD and other cannabinoid content of the final oil is always varying greatly, depending on the cannabis the consumers are acquiring. Usually what’s used for Rick Simpson oil is a strain with an inferior CBD content (and high THC), because that’s what the vast amount of marijuana is nowadays.

15. Where do you source your hemp and CBD from?

We have partners in Kentucky who grew a dedicated plot for us this year (2016) which is being used in our products now. mjna message boardWe also currently source from Europe but we’ll be changing that soon.

16. What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We have an industry leading quality control system, and we have third party laboratories analyze all of our hemp extracts and our final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides.

17. What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?

CO2 extraction is an extraction process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extract phyto-chemicals (such as CBD, CBG, or terpenes, flavonoids, etc.) from a plant. CO2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. It is the most expensive extraction method, and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method in the world.

Many hemp and CBD companies boast about their supercritical CO2 extractions, but that’s actually only one (and perhaps an inferior) method of using a CO2 extraction machine. There are also subcritical CO2 extractions, and ‘mid-critical’, a general range between subcritical and supercritical. Subcritical (low temp, low pressure) CO2 extractions take more time and produce smaller yields than super-critical, but they retain the essential oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical, on the other hand, is a high pressure and high temperature process that damages most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals, but can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A truly full-spectrum CO2 extract includes first performing a subcritical extraction, separating the extracted oil, and then extracting the same plant material using supercritical pressure, and then homogenizing both oil extracts into one. In the essential oil industry, an extract made using this specific process is referred to as a CO2 Total.

18. What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia

There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “ananda” which translates to “peace”).

For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s. However, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.