Did you know your pet has an Endocannabinoid System just like you?

The main difference between people and pets when using CBD or cannabinoids is, pets are dosed by body weight.

We still use the adage “start low, go slow” it is also recommended to check with your veterinarian before starting any CBD products. It is important to note that be AVMA the American Veterinary Medical Association has not approved CBD for use in pets. There is however, anecdotal evidence of CBD working for pets for a variety of conditions including pain, anxiety and skin conditions.

This time of year, there are a lot of seasonal allergies thus causing skin conditions. With the number one effect of CBD being anti-inflammatory, it can be beneficial to use on inflamed irritated skin. CBD can be used in conjunction with traditional treatments. CBD for pets can be applied directly to the skin as well as taken orally. Its important to note should your pets scratching and itchy be related to fleas, this should be tre…

What's in your Full Spectrum Hemp Extract??

What’s in your Full Spectrum Hemp Extract?

Did you know there are over 108 cannabinoids in a cannabis plant?

There is a lot of buzz associated with CBD. CBD is Cannabidoil.

This naturally occurring chemical compound, starts out as a different cannabinoid CBDA. CBDA is Cannabidoilic acid. CBDA is also non-psychoactive and is the precursor to CBD. It’s even been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti proliferative properties. CBDV is Cannabidivarin. CBDV is more likely to be found in Cannabis Indica. Research is showing this cannabinoid may helps with bone growth, and it helps reduce nausea. In recent studies, CBD and CBDV work together as anticonvulsant and anti-epileptic.

Another well known cannabinoid is THC. THC is Tetrahydrocannabinol also referred to as Delta9. THC is the cannabinoid that produces the euphoria and intoxicating “high” that can be associated with cannabis. THCA is Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. The recent study on this cannabinoid is showing great promise. THCA is a…

Every Tom, Dick and Harry

CBD is popping up everywhere. On the one hand this is good news, the more main stream CBD becomes the more it's health benefits are being shared. On the other hand, every Tom, Dick and Harry selling CBD isn't a good thing. They are selling products they know little about and have entered into the CBD space with a get rich quick thought process. It's about their bottom line.

Everywhere you turn you find establishments adding CBD to food and drink and at a dramatically increased cost.  The FDA has not  approved CBD as an additive to food and drink at this time. Most establishments cannot inform the public on the exact amount of CBD in each drink or food item. I had a personal experience of buying a cup of coffee with CBD added.  I asked how much CBD is in this coffee. The answer I was given was, "I think we are using 350mg of CBD". For some this may sound great, but, for myself I was confused by this answer. 350mg of CBD in one cup of coffee?  I highly doubt this …

Cynthia Groff - Sativa Health Products


Sativa Health Products: Is CBD the next wonder drug?

This article was written by Linda Hopkins and published by CH2/CB2 magazine Celebrate Hilton Head Sativa Health Products: Is CBD the next wonder drug? Author: Linda S. Hopkins | Photographer: M.Kat Photography
It all started with a storm and a frightened dog. Cynthia Groff first discovered the power of cannabidiol (CBD) when Hurricane Matthew blew through Hilton Head Island in October of 2016. Having safely evacuated the island and settled into an inland hotel, Groff got a call from concerned friends in Arizona. Everyone was fine—except for the dog, who was terrified, she told them. The next day, a FedEx package containing some “special” dog biscuits arrived at the hotel. “I had a completely calm dog for the next three days,” Groff said. “No side effects. I was shocked!” It wasn’t the pup’s usual thunderstorm anxiety medicine, but CBD-infused treats that did the trick. Her curiosity piqued, Groff began an extensive and ongoing research project that would ultimately lead the season…

CBD users beware: THC content can yield positive drug test

Local purveyors of CBD products have a warning for anyone using the hemp derivative. Sativa Health Products owner Cynthia Groff wants CBD users to pay close attention to what is in the products they use. She said failing to do so could cost them their jobs. “It’s not like buying vitamin C,” Groff said. “You don’t just walk into a store and pick up a bottle of CBD, and take it home and start taking it. There has to be some education involved in it.” Groff said many people don’t realize there are some CBD products that contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that produces euphoria. Even though the legal amount of THC in South Carolina is only 0.3 percent (or 0.9 percent for epilepsy patients with certified letters from their doctors) and not enough to create a high, it is enough to show up on a drug test. Groff has recently heard from three different people who have failed drug tests because of the CBD products they were using. She said none of them were her customers. Grof…
CBD is Cannabidiol the non-hallucinogenic part of a cannabis plant. 
Cannabis is both hemp and marijuana. The number one difference is between a marijuana plant and a hemp plant is 0.3% of THC. CBD can come both plants. A hemp plant will have much higher concentration of CBD, while the marijuana plant will have a higher concentration of THC. In South Carolina we have hemp pilot programs, this means each farmer award a license to grow hemp must be partner with a research group such as Clemson or the Medical University of South Carolina. This is to unsure the hemp grown here falls within the guidelines of 0.3% or less of THC and is available for various testing and studies. With testing of any cannabis or CBD product there should be a Certificate Of Analysis (COA) this test will confirm the cannabinoid profile for the batch tested.
With the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill in December, there has come a lot more attention to Cannabis and the health benefits of CBD. Nowadays is seems everyone …