There is only one thing to remember from a yogi point of view. HEMP INCREASES CHI – It is the worlds most advanced SuperFood. We are only just starting to understand how “super’ it is. MARIJUANA REDUCES/REMOVES CHI – no explanation needed of what this means. We know what happens as use and/or addiction progresses.
That being said, if you are purchasing full “spectrum oil”, be super careful about what it is you are actually getting. You must make sure it is full spectrum HEMP oil. There will be no “terpenes” on the label, no THC. CBD has been bred out of cannabis (marijuana) in order to load the plant with THC the psychoactive ingredient. That is why I am writing the blog, and giving you the addresses of manufacturers and importers whom I believe at the moment are abiding not just by the law, but also the letter of the law.
There should be a batch number on the bottle. If you have any concerns, call the manufacturer, quote the batch number, and ask what it contains, and how it was manufacturers and where the ingredients come from.
One of my students was given a bottle of what he thought was CBD Full Spectrum Hemp Oil. After a couple of doses he took to the couch and drifted into a different place. When his wife looked at the bottle she saw the problem. It had terpenes and THC. He was getting high. A timely reminder that it is very important that you buy from a reputable company, and make sure what you are getting. Buyer beware. It is not just about getting high, it is about pesticides, herbicides, manufacture generally. We are building the body and the mind via the ECS (endocannabinoid system), we are not trying to get high (well, my students and I are not).
Read the labels carefully, if you are still concerned email the manufacturer. If they don’t get back to you, probably you shouldn’t buy from them. This is a new field, and we all have many questions.
A few that I especially like are below. I will update my list as I get to try the different brands.
Royal hemp.com.au – oils, seeds, powders, skin balms – they are switching to Aussie seeds to manufacture their products and full spectrum oil (imported from Colorado). This brand is available in health foods stores and alternative health destinations. As its name suggests, classy marketing, labelling and packaging.
RedTractor.com.au – oils, seeds, powder. This brand is available in Coles and IGA and in Health food stores. Please let me know where you see it so I can update my list. A down-home style of presentation in eco-friendly packaging.
Thompsons.com.au – oils, seeds, capsules. This brand is available and featured in Chemist Warehouse (alongside HempFoods, and their own proprietary brand on the seeds and grains aisle). I have not tried Thompsons. It could be more economical, although I am not convinced of the value of capsules over putting the actual oil on your foods during the day.
HempFoods.com.au – oils, seeds, powder. This brand is available everywhere I go. Coles, IGA, Health Food Stores. I believe that this company brings its seeds from Canada and New Zealand. I have been told both by health food store proprietors. It was one of the first to manufacture the products on a large scale, and it seems has single handedly championed the market from its inception. A reliable company with great marketing.
Keep watching this blog. Namaste. Jahne