Why You Should Try CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana after Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and won't give you the "high" feeling. Instead, CBD offers a wide variety of other benefits to many users.

CBD is growing in popularity as an alternative supplement and has been reported to reduce discomfort caused by cancer, arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, nerve disorders, and many other health complaints. Because each person will have a unique reaction to CBD, you won’t know if these products work for you until you try it for yourself. Users say CDB products help them fall asleep or cope with complications from chronic diseases. Some of our customers even use CBD to help reduce stress and anxiety in their pets. 

Strict labeling of CBD and THC content helps users determine the ideal dose that will work on an individual basis. The percentage of CDB in every product is tested and labeled in compliance with Washington State laws, meaning users can know exactly how much they are consuming at a time. Trial and error is the best way to see if CBD is an option for you.

CBD can be extracted from both marijuana flowers and hemp. Where it comes from will determine the percentage of THC present in the final product. All CBD products available in a recreational marijuana store like Higher Leaf must contain a small percentage of THC to be eligible for sale. Items can contain less than 1% THC content, but will always have some THC present if they’re in our store.

Many users prefer to combine the effects of both THC and CBD. Some local flower strains include West Seattle, Blueberry Cheesecake, Sour Tsunami and Nordle. These flower strains will deliver the full psychoactive high of THC and the relief of CBD in one go. The best way to determine what works for you is to try a few different products and note how they make you feel. Write down how much you used and the exact percentages in the item so you can find similar strains or products.

There are many methods of CBD delivery available on the market. Because many CBD users can't or don't smoke, we carry a wide variety of alternatives. Edibles, tinctures and oils can be added to food or enjoyed on their own while topicals are applied externally and absorbed through the skin for localized relief. 

Some of the popular CBD items we currently offer for sale include:

CBD Capsule by Mary's Medicinals
Single Capsule containing 10mg for $12

Cranberry CBD Soda by Legal Sodas
High CBD soda drink in two sizes. Contains 40mg for $25 or 80mg for $44

RTM by Fairwinds
Ready-to-Mix powder EmergenCBD contains 10mg CBD and 5mg THC delivering a total of 15mg for $7

CBD Flow Gel by Fairwinds
A deep penetrating gel containing 140mg CBD, 6% CBDA, 4% THC for $52

Ask our Budtenders about all the CBD options available at your next visit or explore our menu to see more products. Higher Leaf cannot provide medical advice to our customers and suggests you discuss your particular needs with a licensed health provider to determine the best plan for you.