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January is National CBD Month: 31 Days to Truly Celebrate

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It feels like CBD (Cannabidiol) is everywhere today, but that wasn’t true just six years ago. Thanks in part to the 2018 Farm Bill, which federally legalized all hemp products, CBD became an everyday term. To celebrate that milestone, an organization called cbdMD named January “National CBD Month” and it’s part of an initiative to raise awareness, provide education, and break myths about CBD.

What is CBD?

As cannabis products become increasingly legal across the nation, we’re hearing more about their wide range of potential uses and benefits. The cannabis plant produces more than 100 compounds, called “cannabinoids.” The two most common are CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). While they share a chemical formula, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive, so it doesn’t result in the typical adult-use cannabis high.

CBD comes in several forms, including oils, gummies, extracts, patches, vapes, topicals, serums, and lotions. It’s also the active ingredient in Epidiolex, the first medication made from a marijuana ingredient approved by the FDA to treat epilepsy.

Benefits of CBD

While CBD research is ongoing, clinical studies have already shown that it has the potential to offset anxiety and depression, and help treat opioid addiction and alleviate the symptoms associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), including muscle tightness and stiffness. It can also reduce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, including decreasing anxiety, treat certain Epilepsy syndromes and otherwise unmanageable pain (like arthritis), ease diabetic complications, and provide protection against several pathological disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

In addition, CBD has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects that can relieve generalized pain, help with sleep disorders and insomnia, relieve nausea or vomiting, and help reduce existing acne and future outbreaks.

And because CBD is a natural compound, CBD products can be more holistic and potentially safer alternatives to managing various health concerns without relying solely on pharmaceuticals.

"CBD is an amazing, non-psychoactive option that has anti-inflammatory and calming  properties,” notes a Fine Fettle pharmacist. “When coupled with low-dose THC, its pain-relieving and other therapeutic effects go even further."

Our CBD Partners

Fine Fettle works with several CBD partners that give us—and you—access to a wide range of related products. They include:

  • Tweedle Farms. Established in 2015, Tweedle Farms is Northwest Oregon's premiere, family owned hemp farm, specializing in farm-to-table, terpene rich, high CBD hemp flower, topicals, edibles, and concentrates.
  • Harbor Hemp Company. Founded in 2018, Harbor Hemp Company is a family-run wellness brand based in Coventry, Connecticut. They specialize in crafting small-batch, natural hemp products and are proud to be one of Connecticut’s first licensed CBD manufacturers with a current Good Manufacturing Process (cGMP) certification.
  • New England Hemp Farm. Two longtime friends, Keith Bunovsky and Brian Edmonds, founded New England Hemp Farm in 2019. Keith, a lifelong resident of Connecticut, has been a registered farmer for over 30 years, building a thriving agriculture business from scratch. New England Hemp Farm offers a variety of CBD products.
  • SweetHeal. SweetHeal believes in using extraction and distillation methods that produce a full spectrum oil free from toxic residues.

Drink in the Benefits

If you’re looking for a unique way to try CBD, check out Cann, a line of drinkable, delicious cannabis tonics that’s as bubbly, refreshing, and sociable as your favorite cocktail, without that dreaded next-day hangover. Each can of Cann contains 2 mg of THC and 4 mg of CBD—each one amplifies the other’s good qualities, resulting in a relaxing-yet-sociable buzz.

Unique Cann infused tonics are now available exclusively at Fine Fettle stores across Connecticut. The line of vegan, gluten-free drinks comes in exciting flavors like Lemon Lavender, Cranberry Sage, and Grapefruit Rosemary, all with just five natural ingredients. With only 30 to 35 calories per can and no artificial additives, make Cann your go-to for a healthier, happier beverage choice.

(Please note: Cann is a hemp-derived beverage, subject to unique testing standards distinct from cannabis or marijuana and is not considered a marijuana or cannabis product.)

Try CBD for Yourself

If you haven’t tried CBD yet, National CBD Month is a great time to check it out. Talk to your physician about how CBD can fit into your overall wellness regimen and what its benefits might be for you. Engage in thorough research and consult with our expert budtenders and pharmacists to discover what CBD products work best for your individual needs. With a plethora of options available, you're bound to find a product perfectly suited to your preferences.

Fine Fettle Loyalty Program

Join the Fine Fettle Loyalty Program and, in addition to our wide range of cannabis products and accessories, you’ll get access to exclusive monthly rewards, special giveaways, promotional events, and much more!