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Vape Bright

review of Vape Bright CBD

When you are wanting CBD, you want it now, wherever you are! Carrying around a bottle of a CBD oil tincture, or carrying a package of gummies can be a bit of a hassle and inconvenient to carry around. That’s where Vape Bright comes into play with their portable, pure CBD cartridge that you can vape no matter where you are!

This sleek, easy to use vape cartridge may be just what you’re looking for if you want a way to always have your CBD with you, while not taking up too much space in your pocket. Find out what makes it so great in my Vape Bright review below!

What to Know About Vape Bright CBD

When you visit the Vape Bright website here, you will find that all of their products are derived from organically-grown hemp and contain no other additives besides natural terpenes that are commonly associated with cannabis. Unlike other brands that specialize in the vape form of CBD, you won’t find them using any carrier oils such as propylene glycol (PG). These are often found in many vape oils, as well as cosmetics, but have become a source of controversy lately. To some, they are deemed to be a toxic substance.

While PG can increase the size of the cloud that you exhale, is that what you’re really looking for when it comes to CBD? Of course not! You’re using cannabidiol for its health and wellness benefits, not to show off a huge cloud of vapor to your friends. Vape Bright skips all of that unnecessary flair and gives you exactly, and only, what you need.

As for what makes vaping so great – simply put, your body absorbs CBD much more quickly when you vaporize it, as opposed to when you ingest it through an oil tincture or edible or another form.

Extraction Process

Vape Bright uses the gold standard in the industry for its extraction process by using the CO2 method. In this process, the hemp plant is run through varying cycles of temperature and pressure to strip the oil from the plant. This is by far the most superior method, as opposed to others that use chemicals and solvents, which leaves a chemical residue and harms the purity of the product.

When using Vape Bright, you will get a nice, clean hit every time that is full of flavor. It is recommended that you use short puffs when hitting it as to avoid overheating the CBD or burning through your cartridge too quickly.

Lab Results

​Every single batch that goes through the extraction and processing at Vape Bright is subject to rigorous testing for purity and potency. These lab tests are run by a third-party to avoid bias and are readily available for viewing on their website. You can rest easy knowing that you are getting a high-quality product that the company stands behind. I like that kind of transparency, particularly when it comes to a product that is used for medicinal purposes.


The Vape Bright products come in two forms – Thrive and Thrive Beyond. The difference is in the milligram strength of CBD in each. With the former, you get 200 mg of cannabidiol, while you get 250 mg with the latter.

Prices are reasonable for just buying individually, but you can get some great savings when buying them in a 3-pack or a 5-pack.

On top of that, you can also buy a carrying case (that comes with a built-in charger) so you can never be without your favorite vape or be without battery power when you’re on the go. You can buy starter packs that come with cartridges, pens, and a carrying case, giving you all you need to get going!

Very few other brands have vape products available, with the only one quickly coming to mind is this vape bundle from Thought Cloud. It’s a shame, too – since vaping is such an effective form of delivery. That’s why I’m thankful for Vape Bright!


Let’s see what other Vape Bright reviews have to say, as told by customers on their site:

  • CBD is awesome for my chronic pain. I could barely function before getting this. The government needs to wake up and start prescribing this instead of opioids.
  • Love this product! It’s like a breath of fresh air! Was looking for a product that relieved day to day stress and physical soreness from training and this works perfectly!
  • I am extremely happy with this product. We have spent countless hours searching for a natural CBD vaping option. I even enjoy the citrus taste the terpenes add to the mix.
  • Opened product, charged battery, attached e-juice and took 2 puffs. 5-10 minutes later lower back pain was almost completely gone.
  • I bought Vape Bright to help my anxiety. It’s helped when so many other medications and supplements have not. Thank you for making a high dose, pure CBD oil vape!

Related reading: Want to check out all CBD brands I review? Find them here! –>

Final Thoughts

​Your day just got brighter! These vape cartridges are the perfect way to get high-quality and efficient delivery of CBD whenever you need it. I do love my oils and edibles, but this is the absolute easiest way to get my dose (it’s something I love anyway, being a vaper and former smoker). I love that this brand focuses solely on this kind of delivery -that central focus on just one type of product means they have it down to perfection. It has certainly brightened my days (and helped me sleep better at night). I highly recommend you give them a look. Thanks for reading my Vape Bright review!


review of Populum CBD

Are you looking for a brand of CBD that gets their hemp from Colorado where the environment is perfectly fertile for this kind of product? Populum has you covered there!

Coming from the Latin phrase “for the people”, Populum has become a quite popular brand in the CBD industry, becoming one of the favorite brands that I review. Take a look at my full Populum review below to see what makes this brand so special!

What Makes Populum CBD a Good Choice?

First, if you are looking to buy Populum CBD products, they have their own official website, though I prefer to buy them here through CBD Oil Solutions (another retailer I review here) where I can get the whole selection of Populum, as well as shop for other brands all at the same place.

With that out of the way, let’s get into what makes this brand a great buy. It all starts with the company philosophy, which is evident in the Latin translation of their brand name. Populum sets out to challenge the status quo and make CBD products available to the masses. This alternative medicine has always been wrongly linked to recreational marijuana (which is far from the truth, these products will not get you high) and Populum aims to set the record straight despite what you hear from the government and media.

Populum has been around since 2016, well before the rush to market that you’re currently witnessing in the industry with a lot of new brands. Their singular goal is to provide its customers with all the benefits that the hemp plant has to offer. They have partnered with domestic farmers and PhDs and use earth-grown ingredients to produce the highest quality hemp-derived products in the industry.

The highest priority at Populum is product quality – meaning the purity and potency of their CBD oils. They use only domestic hemp so they can keep a close eye on the cultivation as well as use cutting-edge technology for extraction and processing into the oils that hit the shelves. They are continuously refining processes, formulas, and flavors to keep raising the bar in quality and satisfaction. You will get nothing but the best in each bottle.

Brand Highlights

Here are a few of the things that I think separate Populum from the rest of the ever-growing pack in the CBD industry:

  • Commitment to product quality
  • Made in the USA (Colorado)
  • Risk-free 30-day trial
  • A unique orange flavor you will love!
  • Non-psychoactive – each batch is tested to ensure it is free of THC
  • Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-Free

Populum Products

When you visit this brand’s page at the CBD Oil Solutions website here, you will find their Premium Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil available for sale. You can get it in the following strengths:

  • Basic – 250 mg Blend contains 8 mg of CBD per serving.
  • Signature – 500 mg Blend contains 17 mg of CBD per serving.
  • Advanced – 1,000 mg Blend contains 33 mg of CBD per serving.
full spectrum CBD oil from Populum

In addition to the cannabidiol that creates the potency of this product, it is also infused with the following ingredients to add more benefits and flavor to the final product:

  • Cold Pressed Fruit Oil – Populum uses the essence of the fruit to give an accent to the flavor of their CBD oil. This fruity taste separates it from the other brands that have a very plant-like taste.
  • Grapeseed Oil – This oil is a tremendous source of Vitamin E and antioxidants, strengthening your immune system and regulating your blood pressure.
  • Organic Non-GMO Hemp Oil – The phytocannabinoids in hemp oil help to combat a number of physical and mental issues.
  • Hemp Seed Oil – Often deemed as “nature’s most perfectly balanced oil:, this is packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.

Where to Buy

As mentioned above, one of my favorite retailers of all kinds of CBD products is CBD Oil Solutions, and you can find the Populum Full-Spectrum CBD Oils available at their site here. While you’re there, you can browse the myriads of other CBD-infused products from a ton of other brands, making it your one-stop shop for all your needs. After reading more about the company, learning what they’re all about, and trying their products for myself I have fallen in love with the refreshing orange taste and the powerful potency of their products. Definitely a brand worth taking a look at!

Confusion Over CBD Legality in Maine

I wrote in a previous post about the banning of the sale of edible CBD products in the state of Maine. It seemed like it was a pretty cut and dry issue, but apparently, it has been anything but.

Today I came across this article from (where I originally found the news about the shutdown of edible products) about a lot of confusion that is going on regarding the legality of cannabidiol products.

What is Happening With CBD in Maine?

The article talks about the case of one shop owner who was given the green light to open up their newly renovated kitchen, but given the bad news that federal law would not allow them to sell products that contained CBD in edible form. I am a bit confused by what is being said in this article, as I believe that this is true, as the FDA has not yet approved the use of CBD as a food additive. However, the article is saying that the state had to apologize for inspectors who acted without authority or enough information on state and federal laws.

The state declared again that foods made or infused with CBD are against the law, so I don’t see exactly what was said by the inspector that was untrue. In any case, apparently, the inspector that told some stores to take their products off the shelves (perhaps they had tried to get them to take all CBD products off the shelf) caused a bit of a panic by other shop owners. Or, reading further in the article, it seems maybe that they made the comment that edibles could only be sold by licensed sellers. Or some officials are enforcing it, and others are not?

legality of CBD in Maine

What Will Maine Do?

This is causing a bit of an uproar in what was supposed to be a booming industry in this state. Many people specifically moved their operations to Maine in recent years due to what was foreseen as a very favorable jurisdiction to run this type of business. It was thought that Maine would be a welcoming area for hemp and the economic prosperity that it could provide. Further optimism was created with the passage of the Hemp Act last year.

However, state law is becoming a big threat to this industry’s survival. They are, however, trying to fix this through new legislation. There are talks about creating a bill similar to one that they already have regarding raw milk. Maine is the only state that currently is able to sell raw milk, and some legislators are proposing writing a bill similarly for hemp that would let them diverge from FDA rules and be allowed to sell cannabidiol in edible form.

In any case, I know that CBD exists in a gray area, but all of this confusion created by the state health department itself is not helping matters at all. I hope that they come to a resolution regarding its legality soon. If you are a resident of Maine and are worried that you may no longer be able to buy cannabidiol products at a local store, you can always shop at these CBD vendors online instead!

Crackdown on CBD in Charlotte Targets Distributors

North Carolina cracking down on sale of CBD

There has been a lot of news lately about different municipalities shutting down the sale of CBD in their jurisdiction. I go through some of the cases in another post here.

For the most part, the crackdowns have to deal with the sale of CBD edibles. The reason behind this is because while cannabidiol has been approved on the federal level, thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, it is still under research by the FDA. For this reason, it is not yet approved as a food additive, so some areas are enforcing that and banning the sale of edibles.

CBD is pretty much in a gray area at the moment, and nowhere is that more evident than with what is going on currently in North Carolina.

North Carolina and CBD

To say that there is a gray area in North Carolina is an understatement. Previously there had been news that the state is really cracking down on the sale of cannabidiol in their state. It was reported that the authorities were going to begin sending letters of warning to shops about what they can and cannot sell.

However, when talking to shop owners in N.C., none of them have been able to say that they have received any such notification. Given no warnings from the state, they continue to operate business as usual.

So what is happening here? According to this article from, the letters have been sent out – it’s just that they are not going out to the shop owners. Instead, the warning letters being sent to the distributors and suppliers. According to one shop owner, who said they have not themselves received a letter, the only letters that they are aware have been sent to their processors.

Photo credit: Fox46 Charlotte

What to Do Next?

I think it is a bit of a crappy situation for shop owners in North Carolina at the moment. This uncertainty makes it a very uneasy time to be a proprietor of a business that relies on CBD as a significant portion of their revenue. They can continue to sell their products at the moment, but there is an uneasiness about a pending crackdown on the shops themselves. They will have to plan for that and have contingencies should that happen.

On top of that, I’m a bit disappointed in the state putting them in this situation. It doesn’t sound like this is just an edibles issue like we’re seeing in other states. Rather, it seems to be against most (if not all) cannabidiol products. It seems like the state is not understanding the health and wellness benefits of this alternative medicine, which is a shame. CBD has helped my life tremendously, and I know I am not alone in that thinking. I hope the state keeps their hands off this market and lets the shop owners have free reign to sell these products that benefit their customers.

If you live in N.C. and worry you may not be able to go to your favorite store and buy CBD products in the near future, there are a lot of online CBD brands that are worth a look.

February 28, 2019

Reasons You Should Try CBD

why you should use CBD

You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing about CBD. It is one of the hottest new trends in the health and wellness community, and it is poised to take off to even bigger heights.

However, though it has become very popular and increasingly well-known, there is still a lot of misconception about it. Because it is in the cannabis family (it is made from hemp), it is often confused with being another form of marijuana. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a compound extracted from the hemp plant. This is not to be confused with THC, which is the psychoactive compound in the marijuana plant that gets you high. By law, CBD products contain less than 0.3% of THC, so you won’t be getting high if you use these products.

So what’s the buzz all about with these products? Even if you are not a fan of marijuana, there are absolutely a lot of reasons why you could and should implement this alternative medicine into your life.

What are the Reasons for Taking CBD?

It Will Chill You Out

This is one of the biggest reasons why I use CBD regularly. It is a natural relaxant and can help to wipe away stress and anxiety. I never feel as calm as I do after I take some cannabidiol. When I have a particularly tough day at work, it helps to set my mind at ease. This D-Stress from Every Day Optimal is my favorite in that regard.

It will also help to chill out your pet. Yes, CBD is also available for your furry friends. Just how it relaxes us and eases anxiety, it can do the same for your pet. If you have a furbaby that gets separation anxiety when you leave the house, giving them products like those from Hemp My Pet will work wonders for them.

It Eases Your Pain

Just like how it can provide relief mentally, it does just the same for you physically. Just like it is one of nature’s best relaxants, it is also one of the strongest natural pain relievers you can find.

After I have a tough workout and am sore, my muscles and joints are just screaming at me, I take some CBD and it melts the pain away. They even sell CBD-infused topical pain relievers like this one from Thought Cloud that penetrates right to the source and erases the pain quickly.

review of ThoughtCloud CBD oils

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It is Non-Addictive

Many patients who used to be on prescription painkillers (opioids) have begun to switch over to using CBD instead. This is because it provides the same relieving effects, and comes without the addictive nature that makes prescription painkillers are a dangerous habit.

For better health and wellness, whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally, there is nothing like cannabidiol. I love how prevalent it has become in a short time, and am excited that its use and availability continues to grow! If you’d like to get your hands on some, I provide brand recommendations here.

February 28, 2019

Martha Stewart to Develop CBD Products

Martha Stewart partners with Canopy Growth for CBD product line

It seems like all that time that Martha Stewart has been spending with Snoop Dogg has begun to rub off on her. Of course, we all know Snoop D-Oh-Double-G as one of the world’s preeminent pot smokers, and it looks like that influence has carried over to the business interests of his co-host as she has announced that she is getting into the CBD industry.

On Thursday, Stewart made the announcement that she is partnering with a company called Canopy Growth to develop a line of cannabidiol products. Products in the catalog will be for both human and pet use.

Martha Stewart Launches CBD Product Line

Before you think that she is digging deep into this, it is expected that she will more be playing an advisory role. Of course, considering all of the different business interests she has, this is to be expected. It’s better to leave all of the logistics of cultivation, extraction, and distribution of these products to a trusted team. She will be partnering Sequential Brands Group, a company that she has worked with for many years, to oversee this new brand. With the attachment of her name and the opportunity in the booming CBD industry, the stock price of Sequential surged after the announcement.

As said by Stewart in a statement released to the press, “I am delighted to establish this partnership with Canopy Growth and share with them the knowledge I have gained after years of experience in the subject of living.

I’m especially looking forward to our first collaboration together, which will offer sensible products for people’s beloved pets.”

Martha Stewart CBD products

The marijuana company that she is partnering with for the crops for this operation, Canopy (based in Ontario, Canada), is currently the largest producer of pot in the world. They have stated plans to invest between $100 and $150 million in an industrial hemp park in New York to support this new venture. Certainly, aligning with a brand with cache like Martha Stewart carries, I can only imagine this will be a fruitful relationship for all.

This isn’t Canopy’s only foray into partnerships with big-name brands, as they have also recently announced a partnership with Constellation Brands (makers of Corona) to develop a beer infused with CBD.

Other Celebrities With CBD Brands

Martha Stewart is far from the only celebrity that has attached their name to this popular alternative medicine. I’ve written about a number of celebrities who endorse CBD on this site. If you want to take a look at more detail on some individual cases, take a look at the links below for their stories:

It certainly has become a booming industry in the past year – and expected to grow astronomically in the coming years! I’m looking forward to seeing which, if any, of these celebrity brands can stake their claim among the best brands I review here:

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