You Won’t Get Sued If You Do CPR, Review Suggests

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are you worried about getting sued if you provide bystander CPR in a public place?

Don’t be, surprising new research suggests: You’re more likely to get sued if you don’t intervene.

Dr. Travis Murphy undertook the most comprehensive review to date of jury verdicts, settlements, and appellate opinions focused on lawsuits involving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). His team analyzed 170 cases launched between 1989 and 2019 across all 50 states.

And, Murphy said, the data shows that “no non-medical person has been successfully sued for providing bystander CPR” to those who appear to be in cardiac arrest or trouble.

“There have been far more cases brought due to delays in [providing] CPR rather than for providing CPR,” he added.

Murphy, who is an emergency medicine attending physician and a fellow in surgical critical care at the University of Florida in Gainesville, said nearly all the CPR cases (167 out of 170) involved an allegation of negligence, namely not providing CPR when it might’ve helped. In sum, those cases generated punitive damages of roughly $ 620 million.

Of the three cases in which defendants were charged with battery assault because they did administer CPR, only one was convicted. And that was because “the patient already had a signed ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ order and received CPR anyway in their nursing home,” Murphy explained. The nursing home paid more than $ 121,000 in damages.

The other two cases were ruled in favor of the bystanders. And that, said Murphy, suggests that bystanders are very well protected by “Good Samaritan” laws.

“The laws vary from state to state,” he explained, and some states do have limitations in place. For example, Kentucky statutes only protect bystanders who offer CPR assistance if they are medically trained.

But most states fully protect bystanders who sincerely try to help, Murphy stressed. Some states even have “Duty to Act” laws that establish fines specifically for bystanders who are medically trained to provide CPR but choose not to help when an emergency unfolds. (Minnesota, Rhode Island and Vermont are three such examples.)


The findings come as little surprise to Dr. Michael Kurz, an associate professor in the department of emergency medicine with UAB Medicine and the Alabama Resuscitation Center in Birmingham.

“There is good scientific literature that suggests that the risk of liability when you stand up in this regard is miniscule, if it exists at all,” Kurz said.

But what should a bystander do if he/she is not trained in CPR?

Murphy said, “Ideally, we would like to see more people trained in CPR. But understanding that not everyone will be trained, calling 911 immediately would be the best course of action, since this is so time-sensitive.”

That thought was seconded by Kurz, who also serves as chair of the American Heart Association’s task force for telecommunicator CPR.

“In general, we encourage the lay public to render aid that they feel comfortable with,” he said. “But any assistance is better than no assistance. Because the alternative in the face of a cardiac arrest is the patient dies if no assistance is given,” Kurz added.

“So you can call 911, and the dispatcher can send appropriate help. But then, in addition, [they] can also provide ‘just in time’ simple CPR instructions over the phone within 20 seconds. That’s all you need to be instructed on how to do it in an emergency, with absolutely no prior training,” Kurz explained.

Murphy’s findings are scheduled for presentation at the American Heart Association meeting, in Philadelphia, Nov. 16 to 18.

Research presented at medical meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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SOURCES: Travis Murphy, M.D., emergency medicine attending physician, and fellow, surgical critical care, University of Florida, Gainesville; Michael Christopher Kurz, M.D., M.S., associate professor, department of emergency medicine, UAB Medicine, Alabama Resuscitation Center, Birmingham,  and chair, Task Force for Telecommunicator CPR, American Heart Association; American Heart Association meeting, Philadelphia, Nov. 16-18, 2019

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THC University Review

If cannabis excites you, perhaps you should seek out a career path in the industry.  I’ve thought about it many times, but my current publishing duties have me tied down until a larger subsidiary decides to buy our conglomerate of content. When I do move on, I’m going to 100% explore a career in cannabis, and while I am quite polished on knowledge, the first place I’ll go for an education is the THC University.  I had the chance to dig into this program, and today I share the details with you in this review of the popular online cannabis school.

What Does THC University Teach?

There are a number of courses and certifications that you can achieve by enrolling in THC University online.  If you ever had questions about the marijuana plant, or feel overwhelmed by the plethora of conflicting information online, this is where you should start if you feel your career path is one that will take you into the cannabis business.

Even if you find yourself residing in a state where cannabis isn’t legal yet, the best thing you could do is get ahead of the game and get educated.  This will put you ahead of the pack when it does become legal (and it will), as everyone else will be scrambling to update their resumes and be “coached up” before applying to various job opportunities.  With some preparation and time invested in learning, you can put yourself in a place where you become a valuable asset to any cannabis business.

If you are in a state that does have legal cannabis, you can put your education to use right away.

Learn More on Their Website: – – – > THC University

Why Learning Is So Important

Many people are relying on the internet for information.  I pride myself in publishing FACTS, but unfortunately, with the popularity of social media, there are many musings floating around that are purely fiction.  With this plant being Federally illegal for basically my entire life, not much was said about the pro’s an con’s of cannabis.  Now with the legality here to stay, and growing at a rapid pace both recreationally and medicinally, it’s time to separate gossip from stone cold facts.

Cannabis Mentors are Extremely Valuable

With some of the best names in the industry working with THC University, you will get a world class education from the most respected minds in the industry.  Employers recognize these talents, and when you come to an interview with the knowledge you’ll obtain in this course, you’ll elevate your chances of getting hired.  George Cervantes is a grower in the industry, and he’s in charge here.  You’ll also learn from Max Montrose, who will educate you on interpening and how to explain the benefits of the plant to potential customers at dispensaries.  If you have ever been to a state where marijuana is legal, you know that the staff education is second to none.  Most likely, they started right here at THC University.

The University Has a Job Board

Not only do you become educated, but you also get access to a job board that allows you to apply for industry opportunities.  Without this education, you wouldn’t have this access.  Prior to that, you have an exit interview, as well as access to a resume consultant who will prepare you for your career.  Those are just added benefits to ensure your success after your education.

Cannabis Products Course

When you use these included services, you can ask any questions you want.  I urge you to use the resume consultant to help you make sure that yours stands out.  Tap their brain, and ask about others who were in the program before you, as well as ask them what types of jobs they feel your personality will fit into.  Life is about networking, and with this enrollment, you get built in networking, which is something a lot of major Universities aren’t excelling at in this day and age.

Certifications Offered

Below is a list of certifications you can earn at THC University:

  • Grower
  • Budtender
  • Cooking
  • Career
  • Medical
  • Trimming
  • Business
  • Laws
  • Master

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Not Pot CBD Review

Not Pot is one of the new kids on the block in the CBD space, having launched in 2018 and still getting their name out there.  The marketing behind their product lines is something out of Bob Marley song, with the marketing message being to “relax and ease your worries.”  They are also heavily aligned with criminal justice reform, and in tandem with The Bail Project, they donate a portion of sales to fund someone’s bail, which I thought was something very interesting that I haven’t seen before in almost twenty years of online publishing! Today I’ll share with you more information about this brand, and tell you how their products tested, in this full Not Pot review.

What is Not Pot All About?

As I type this, they are all about vegan CBD gummies.  That’s literally their only product they sell at this moment.  With that said, let’s just drill down the details of what they sell:

  • 100% THC Free
  • Vegan – yet contains a full spectrum profile of CBD and other cannibinoids
  • Sold in “gummy bear” form

Where Do They Source Their Hemp?

Not Pot taps into the popular industrial hemp hot beds of Oregon and Colorado.  Using their own methods to create hemp extracts, they have an ability to create a high concentration of CBD without any THC involved.  (For those of you new to CBD, the THC is what will get you high.)

The facility used to produce Not Pot gummies is a certified Kosher, allergen-free, and organic facility.  Every ingredient used in compounding the products are gluten-free, vegan, and organic.

Third Party Testing

I always look for third party testing results, but on their website, I wasn’t able to locate any.  Brands that do list their testing results that I recommend you check out include American Shaman and CBD MD, which is our top choice for gummies.

How do Not Pot Gummies Taste?

The gummies you’ll get when you buy Not Pot gummies resemble polar bears!  This makes them much different from any other company you could purchase products from.  They are smooth and don’t have any sticky, candy coating like many other brands, which is a breath of fresh air if you ask me.  There is a natural and organic strawberry flavor profile that hides the earthy hemp taste you’ll get with any product, but without the sugar coating, making this a healthier option when compared to most gummy brands.

Do They Work?

As I talked about earlier, you won’t get high from these gummies, but you’ll feel a great state of relaxation.  You’ll get a high concentration of CBD here, and that’s what’s important.

Where to Buy Not Pot Gummies?

Not Pot vegan CBD gummies

You can use the link above to get them online and sent right to your house or office.  They also have a subscription program which makes it very easy to get your stuff at a great rate without the hassle of having to re-order every month.  In fact, you get 10% off your whole order if you decide to take advantage of that.

Not Pot CBD gummy subscription

Currently the company ships to all 50 States in the USA for a very low price.  If relaxation is something on your mind, I suggest you check out this up and coming brand!

(My experience will be posted shortly – stay tuned.)

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Mountain Jam Glass Review

When you are looking for American-Made glass bongs, pipes, and bubblers, it’s going to be hard to not run into one of my favorite vendor’s:  Mountain Jam Glass.  Today I’ll share with you a short company profile and tell you more about what makes them stand out in the industry of American-Made smoking accessories.

The Mountain Jam Glass Company

Based in Eugene, Oregon, this company really stood out to me with their hands on nature as well as their superb customer service.  It’s also quite impressive that they offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders that are shipped to the United States!  This is a huge differentiator, and I can tell you that when I buy bongs online, I know how much time and care goes into preparing each shipment, because glass bongs certainly have a tendency to become destroyed as they travel the country through the “care” of our amazing postal service!  ?

Now, since I like to buy a lot of things at the same time, and get them all in one shipment, I buy Mountain Jam bongs at Grass City.  They have a huge selection of products, (you can literally buy anything want there).

Other Mountain Jam Products

The wide variety of dab products include:

Glass Pipes

  • hammers
  • spoons
  • sherlocks
  • sidecars
  • steamrollers
  • bats one hitters
rasta hammer glass pipe
This hammer pipe is only $ 48.

Water Pipes

  • bongs
  • bubblers

Bong Slides

  • they offer bong slides in glass on glass: 14mm, and 19mm and bong pull 9mm, 12mm.

Perhaps their best quality is the cheap glass pipes they offer for sale.  They offer a closeout section with an amazing selection of cheap pipes.  

cheap mushroom pipe
This mushroom pipe is only $ 10 on closeout!

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Black Leaf Bongs Review

When you look for high quality glass pieces, smoking accessories, and even vaporizers, you have to take a long, hard look at Black Leaf.  Based in Germany, their product offering is massive and offers a range of products from basic hand pipes to exotic styles that are one of a kind.  To me, the Black Leaf Bongs are the cornerstone of their company, and in today’s review, I’ll try to talk about why I feel this way and perhaps make you want to try a Black Leaf bong in your near future.

The Black Leaf Background

This company was founded by Ernst Meerbeck, who wanted to get his own take on glass production and artistic design into the smoking industry.  The Black Leaf Label is comprised of a growing line of smoking products that are all well represented in their uber popular retail head shop in Hennef, near Cologne, Germany.  Not ironically, the shop looks over the Hanfback River, which translates to “Hemp River.”  The store is very popular with passionate smokers of all ages.

The line of vaporizers, water pipes, hand pipes, and accessories is constantly growing and fans of the brand are always influential on what types of products the brand puts out next.  (I seriously love when brands listen to their consumers, it makes the experience so interactive rather than one way.)

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You can purchase these bongs at Grass City. Click the image to view more.

You can find these bongs for sale at Grass City.  

(It’s one of my favorite places to shop for stuff like this.  Read about other online head shops here.)

Products sold by Black Leaf are affordable in addition to being high quality.

Anyone who knows Sham Wow pitch man Vince Offer knows that the Germans make good stuff!  

Vince Offer

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Direct CBD Review

There are many places you can obtain CBD oils and related products online, but very few provide a marketplace coupled with a reputation for solid customer service like the website I’m going to tell you about today.  That website is DirectCBD, and it’s an offshoot of a vendor I’ve worked with for many years, the International Vapor Group.  (You may known them from their popular VaporFI product line, like the Atom.)

DirectCBD ReviewWhy Buy at Direct CBD Versus Other Marketplaces?

The major advantage of shopping here is the variety of products you can buy online.  Consider this “the Amazon of CBD products.”

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While that may sound like a lofty statement, the sheer number of brands they were able to partner with is off the charts.  There are many brands that I’ve talked about on this site, and at the time of this DirectCBD review, they are currently offering the following brands.  (Follow the link to read a more detailed history of the company as well as a respective review.)

Stanley Brothers
Cannatera CBD
Blue Moon Hemp
Naked 100
Veritas Farms
Direct CBD
Funky Farms

As far as my own shopping experiences, I enjoy shopping at Amazon because I can get many brands all at one place.  One place that I know will be accountable, dependable, and on-time.  For this exact reason, I have chosen to shop at Direct CBD, as I enjoy many niche products in the CBD industry that are made by various brands.  You can essentially buy a pain rub from one brand, oils from other brands, edibles from others, vapes, and so on, and so forth.  There isn’t another place on the web that offers the selection of quality brands of CBD oils and products that are offered here, and I can tell you I’ve been waiting for a superstore of sorts to open for about two years.  Finally, it’s here!

They also sell their own brand, aptly called “Direct CBD,” so if you want to see what they bring to the table, you can do that as well.  While I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet, I can speak highly of their other brands, (Direct Vapor and VaporFI) and tell you that every product they have put out are of the highest quality and they earn high remarks with me, as well as other bloggers who cover the industry in vaping and electronic cigarette devices. 

The store also has a HUGE FAQ and glossary section, so if anything is confusing to you, they have you covered.  Honestly, this is the library of information that I aspire to be here at The 420 Times with all of my CBD coverage.  Their wealth of information is THAT GOOD.  They even go as far as to tell you exactly how to read a certification of analysis (COA).  These are becoming the gold standard in the industry, and many brands are starting to publish them as a sign of credibility, but they fail to tell you what all the scientific jargon means.  True to form, Direct CBD goes the extra mile to show you exactly how to read this form, even going as far as basically translating all the scientific data for you and telling you what to look for as you peruse the certificate.  Talk about being transparent!

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Look at the Wide Variety of Products Sold at Direct CBD!

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Royal CBD Review

In today’s world, unless you live under a rock, you have heard about CBD oil and the many benefits it can have for your health. A quick google search will yield an alarming number of websites offering all types of CBD products that claim to be the best. So how do you know what you are getting or even what to get? If you are feeling overwhelmed by the massive amount of average-quality CBD products offered by questionable online vendors, turn to Royal CBD, a vendor of pure CBD oil for sale.

Royal CBD is a California based company committed to high-quality, natural wellness products. Founded by a group of concerned CBD advocates who shared a common goal of delivering a top-quality CBD oil to consumers, this company is also dedicated to customer service; they are always available to answer any questions you may have about specific products, dosage amounts, or anything else you need. And because all of their products are third-party tested, you can be confident when you order Royal CBD oil, you will get the product that you expect.

Quality Assurance

With Royal CBD oil you can rest assured that you are getting a potent and pure product. Royal CBD is committed to providing consumers with an all-natural, high-quality product and they honor that commitment in several ways:

• Organic Non-GMO Hemp
• Clean Extraction Process
• Third-party Testing

From the beginning, Royal CBD is committed to quality. Their CBD oil is sourced from 100% GMO-free, fully organic, industrial hemp, grown on environmentally conscious land in Colorado. These selectively-bred plants are cultivated without using pesticides or chemicals to ensure an all-natural finished product.

The CBD oil is then extracted using supercritical CO2, the top industry-standard process. This process eliminates the need for solvents, which can leave behind a residue, and heat, which can damage the cannabinoids and terpenes. This method guarantees a clean and natural extraction and a powerful product that you can confidently add to your daily wellness routine.
All of the products are tested by a third-party, independent laboratory. Not only does this provide the full cannabinoid content of the product, it also ensures that all of the products are free of contaminants such as solvents or other toxins. You can be sure that the product is exactly what it says it is every time.

The Products

Royal CBD offers a full-spectrum CBD oil and gummies containing a CBD isolate. The full-spectrum CBD oil comes in varying strengths and also in soft-gel capsules. Gummies are available in 2 different strengths..

Full-Spectrum Oil

The full-spectrum oil is available in a 30mg bottle in three different strengths: 1000ml, 500ml and 250ml.
The strongest available is the 1000 mg oil. It boasts 33mg of CBD oil per milliliter, or 1mg per drop, which makes measuring your doses easy. If you are looking for something a little less strong, it comes in 500mg as well. The 250mg strength CBD oil contains .4mg per drop, making it perfect for someone who is looking to try CBD oil for the first time or for those who like a lighter dose but still want the full-spectrum benefits.

The oils are dissolved into high-grade MCT oil, making it easier for your body to access and use the beneficial array of cannabinoids. They are available flavorless or in citrus or mint flavor. Of course, all of the products offered by Royal CBD are held to the highest quality standards. Oils are always sourced from all-natural and organic hemp and extracted without heat or solvents, leaving you with a product that is pure and powerful. Everything is third-party tested for purity and content, ensuring that a clean and consistent product is delivered every time. Oils are priced from 49.99 – 129.99, depending on the dosage. This makes them a great price for anyone looking to add quality CBD consumption to their daily routine.

Soft-gel Capsules

If you would prefer your doses precisely measured out or if you don’t like the taste or feel of the CBD oil but you still want to enjoy the health benefits, the soft-gel capsules are a good choice. With 25mg of full-spectrum CBD oil in each capsule, you know exactly how much you are getting each time. Quick and convenient, this product is great for traveling. There are 30 capsules in each bottle and the cost is 84.99, pretty reasonable considering the quality of the product and the potential health benefits it offers.


Royal CBD gummies are a great and flavorful way to get your daily dose of CBD. They are available in 25mg for the more experienced CBD user, or 10mg doses if you are looking for something on the lighter side. The gummies contain a pure CBD isolate and are completely free from THC. They are easy to use and at 49.99 and 79.99, depending on the strength, they are an affordable way to naturally boost your health. Great for people who don’t like the taste of the oils or want to measure their exact dose of CBD. Perfect for consumers who are looking for a pure CBD isolate without any THC or terpenes.

Pros and Cons

• Extracted from 100% organically-sourced Hemp
• Extracted without heat or solvents
• Comes in variety of strengths to fit any dosage need
• Excellent customer service to assist with any questions or information
• Affordable
• Third-party tested to ensure purity and content
• Full-spectrum oil contains >.03% THC

• Not a wide variety of products
• No broad-spectrum oil for users who want all of the CBDs minus THC


Overall, Royal CBD offers a quality product at an affordable price. They consistently deliver a reputable and reliable product that will meet or exceed your CBD oil needs and I recommend them to anyone who is already using CBD or those who may want to give it a try. Order their products online today, your health deserves it.

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Green Garden Gold Review

Like many brands in the CBD industry, Green Garden Gold offers an assortment of edibles, tinctures, pet products, topicals, concentrates, and then some.  To be considered one of the best CBD brands of 2019, you have to pretty much offer the entire variety of products as well as include your transparency in terms of how your manufacturing process works, as far as I’m concerned.  Today in this official Green Garden Gold brand review, I’ll delve into why this company checks all the boxes and shouldn’t be overlooked when you make the decision to buy CBD products online.

The Green Garden Gold Brand Reviews for 2019

The message this company gives is fairly clear, they design products to enhance “total body wellness.”  With price ranges from $ 24 – $ 280, just about all tastes and budgets can be accommodated at this one stop shop.

First, I applaud them for sharing their quality controls with the world, which is something the top brands are doing to show that they source the best full spectrum hemp.  In this case, the hemp is organically grown in Colorado.

The third party testing can be asked for by anyone – YES – EVEN YOU – so don’t be shy.  You’ll find that the results will show you that they are free of mold, heavy metals, pesticides, and other notable contaminants.

What I Liked About This Brand

I read on another site that veterans get 40% off.  That’s always a stand up thing to do, and I know of at least one other brand doing this.  These are the people who most likely need these products the most, so it’s important to make sure they can get affordable treatments.  Plus, they served our country and deserve every discount they are offered!

When I perused their best sellers list, I was surprised to see that their capsules were listed as the #1 selling product.  Normally, it’s the CBD oils sold in tinctures that are the top sellers, so I’ll have to reach out to them to see if there is more to the story.  I will say that capsules are very discreet, and they make no bones about that in this video below.  Rather than tell you myself, I figured I’d share this video, straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.

Sold in 900mg, this is much higher than the Every Day Optimal capsules, which only go up to 50mg.  This set off an alarm with me so I had to dig into the product label and learn more.  Turns out, there is a blend of hemp extract that makes up 470mg and then 30mg of cannabidiol (CBD). This still only adds up to 500mg, so I’ll have to reach out to them and see why this is advertised as 900mg, as there are certainly going to be consumers out there that are confused. If I’m confused, and I do follow this space for a living, then I’m sure there are others.  Stand by, and I’ll post my answer soon.

Green Gold Capsules

Yummy Gummies CBD Edibles

Next on their best sellers page, they list the Yummy Gummies CBD edibles.  The edibles space is a growing space, and people like all the playful marketing behind the gummies especially.

Priced at $ 9.99 for a package of two gummies, this is a nice pack you can travel with or take on the go.  There are 60mg in the package.  (30mg each.)  Once again, I’ll let their marketing heads tell you more about it in this video:

VG Blended CBD Oils

Usually the top selling product with these companies, we finally get to the CBD Oils.  Using CO2 extraction, Green Garden Gold uses USDA Certified organic Colorado hemp extract the is blended with vegetable glycerin (VG) and natural flavoring.  Drop this under your tongue, or use one of these CBD vape pens to get a faster result.

Available in 4 sizes, 3 dosages, (up to 1,000mg)  and a few different flavors, like strawberry, blueberry, and more.  This is yet another item I’ll let the company tell you about in this below video.

While there are many brands that sell stronger dosages, (this brand goes to 4000mg , but then again some of the top brands like this one sell only up to 300mg.)  I don’t downgrade any brand for selling lesser dosages of CBD, but I may make note of that when judging their offering of products as some people do shop for other people in their household and we all have different needs and ailments.

Doggy Be Good CBD Pet Products

I’m a dog lover myself, having two of them in my house. If you are in the same boat, you’ll love the fact that they have one of the best offerings of CBD products for dogs out of all the brands out there.

Here is a list of what you’ll find in their pet section, which they call “Doggy Be Good.”

Joint Formula for Dogs 

CBD Capsules for dogs.

CBD Oil For Dogs

Place a dropper in their food and let the entourage effect take action.

Doggy Be Good CBD Oil Treats

Organic and made of whole wheat flour, these contain 2mg of CBD in each treat.

Gluten Free CBD Treats

These are 2mg per treat and made with gluten free peanut butter.  Yum!

CBD Weight Management Products

This is a category not many companies have delved into, so I was really curious to see this.  I haven’t personally tested these products, but when I can, or have someone to do so, I’ll come back with a more encompassing update.  What they offer is below:

CBD Ketones

Dairy and lactose free.  Vegan.  

CBD MCT Powder

Provides energy while increasing your ketone levels.  

CBD Probiotic

This is the first ever CBD probiotic I’ve ever seen.  Aids with digestion and the immune system. 

Other Products

Again, they have a HUGE selection of products, and some of them I’m just going to list right here, others you should just visit their website and check them out because it’s really the Apple Store of CBD.  So much there!

CBD Muscle & Joint Rubs

They sell a Hemp Oil Salve and a CBD Gel for pain.  (See our top pain products here.)

Skin Products

They only make two skin products, sold together as day and night serums, aptly called “Sunrise” & “Moonglow.”  Using hemp oils for your face as well as powerhouse skin care ingredients like squalane, sunflower seed oil, and eucalyptus leaf oil, I’m excited to get my hands on these serums.

Real Terpenes + CBD

Not many companies have terpenes for sale, but you can buy them at Green Garden Gold.  The terpenes made from cannabis get you the entourage effect, and there are three varieties you can buy online:

  • Indica
  • Sativa
  • Hybrid

All have 500mg fo CBD from their pure isolate CBD. 

Pure Isolate CBD

Lastly, but certainly not least… can get CBD crystalline in the purest form possible – a whopping 99.9 percent!  Sold in three sizes in collectible jars, you can consume this as an edible or use it with a rig.


Wow.  What.  A.  Brand.  Need I say more?  Sure, there are some parts of this Green Garden Gold review that I have to come back and update simply because of the sheer amount of products they offer, but I’m really looking forward to that more than loathing it.  This company is a well-oiled hemp machine!

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Planet 13 Las Vegas Dispensary Review

There is nothing quite like Planet 13 in Las Vegas, which is quickly getting comparisons to how Apple is in their retail presence in the world of electronics.  “One of the largest dispensaries in the world,” opened in November of 2018, and it’s getting oohs and awws from just about every curious visitor who enters their state of the art facility.

Is Planet 13 The Best Dispensary in Las Vegas?

Situated a short distance from the Las Vegas strip near the intersection of Sammy Davis Jr. Drive and Desert Inn Road, just blocks from the Trump International Hotel, this is not your average dispensary.  While other local Vegas dispensaries are in strip malls, Planet 13 is a destination.

As I entered the premises, I’m warmly greeted by a staff that takes my identification and assures me that I’m in for an experience of a lifetime.  Strong words, indeed, but as I gawked at the massive structure of a building I had just entered, as well as took note of the confidence in which she said those words, I had no reason not to believe her.  In just a short minute after, I made my way through the turn-style and was in a world of marijuana goodness.

I didn’t create this video, but it was so spot on I just had to embed it for you all to truly get what to expect here.

In a City where everything is done to “one up” the next guy, Planet 13 didn’t take any shortcuts in becoming the largest dispensary in the world. The State of Nevada legalized recreational cannabis back in July of 2017, and I’m happy to say I was there when the doors to the first dispensaries opened.  It was chaos.  Lines of people of all types, from the stereotypical stoners to the business man in his best suit, there were all walks of life waiting for this day to happen.  The Source, The Apothecary, and other dispensaries had impressed me in comparison to the Colorado dispensaries that I’d known before them, and now in 2019 we’re in a time where a 40,000 square foot dispensary is certainly as prone to attracting tourists as the fountain in front of the Bellagio.

While you’ll certainly notice the sizable weed warehouse, that’s not the focal point of this must-see cannabis destination in Las Vegas. This is an entertainment destination at it’s finest, with a focus on attracting people with the interest in cannabis to bind together and enjoy the high tech functions that will blow your mind.

Before you enter, you’ll be greeted by an 18 foot LED water feature that shoots fog and mist to create an effect that every stoner would salute.  The ceiling is adorned by a row of 15 foot tall acrylic lotus flowers that can be controlled by patrons at night!  Talk about an interactive experience!

Staying true to it’s Vegas form, this dispensary is open 24 hours per day!

Let’s go back to me, after making my entrance.  (It’s so hard to keep my thoughts in one place while writing this, there is THAT MUCH to see and experience at this dispensary….)

As I stroll into the dispensary after getting my ID back, I notice the ground.  It has a pressure sensitive display that lights up as you step and walk around.  There’s also a simulated Koi Pond.  Have you noticed that everything here is akin to a 1990’s laser light show played to The Doors?

The ceiling has 3D images shot across it, and every so often floating globes fly around high in the air.  You have to experience this to believe all of the tech that has gone into this place!

As I speak to the budtender and purchase some edible gummies, I’m told that this place is far from complete.  The future plans Planet 13 has in store for it’s expansion includes a comedy club, a lounge for consumption, a bar featuring cannabis-infused drinks, a coffee shop, and a production facility that allows customers to watch the entire process of buds being tended.

The space sits on 112,000 square foot lot, and has a lot of room to expand.  Events are now common, and the world’s largest dispensary still has a lot of room to grow.

I was with some friends of mine when I visited, and since I knew I’d be compiling my thoughts for the site, I had everyone write notes so I had multiple Planet 13 reviews and opinions.  Some of the other worthwhile mentions about this destination include:

  • They have a rewards program.  (Most Las Vegas dispensaries do.)
  • You can order online and have your cannabis delivered or be ready to pick-up.
  • Locals get 20% off with a Nevada ID.
  • Out of State Medical Marijuana patients get 10-20% off.
  • Veterans, Sheriff’s and Industry Card holders get 10% off.
  • They have a HUGE selection of merchandise.

Will the novelty of all the lights, all the tech, and all the over the top touches that Planet 13 wear off soon?  Or will this be the new norm for Las Vegas dispensaries?  Only time will tell, but I will say, that I left a very happy camper.  If you are in Las Vegas, whether you are into cannabis, or not, you must check out Planet 13.

Planet 13 Address:

2548 W Desert Inn Rd

Las Vegas, Nevada

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American Shaman Review

American Shaman makes a good point to say that it uses high-tech equipment to produce it’s CBD products and they won me over (like many CBD companies before them) by being transparent with their Certificate of Analysis for lab testing.  More impressive is that they have a Compassionate Care program for people who suffer from illnesses or disabilities, making this American Shaman review one that many people will certainly be interested in checking out.

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The American Shaman Brand Review

You’ll find that American Shaman has all of the bases covered in the CBD industry.  From using high quality hemp, to making products for humans, pets such as dogs and cats, and what pushed me over the edge – HORSES, they really cover a lot of ground.  Their organic hemp is brought over from Norway, making it the second CBD company that I’ve come across to import from Europe.  (They first one was the direct marketing company Kannaway.)

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They even have a special name for their extraction process, which they call ultra performance convergence chromatography.

They did not come up with this term, as this process was used by GW Pharmaceuticals when they created the first ever Cannabis-based drug, called Sativex.  The reason this process is so amazing is that the oils come out very rich in terpene, thanks to the rigorous protocol process and required compliance.

Speaking of compliance, their Certificates of Analysis are rich in data, showing independent testing for the following:

  • heavy metals
  • microbials
  • residual solvents
  • pesticides
  • terpenes
  • cannabinoids (various)

You’ll find a huge variety of prices, starting as cheap as $ 10 and going all the way to $ 180, so there are many options.  They cover the segments of edibles, CBD capsules, pet products, soluble hemp oils, vape concentrates, and even skin care products with CBD.

As I mentioned earlier in my American Shaman review, they offer a “Compassionate Care” program.  If you can show that you have a chronic illness or other disability, your application will be reviewed.  Once accepted, you’ll get a coupon code for 30% off anything you buy as long as you spend $ 35.  To me, this is a good touch and a very strong marketing message. When you combine the dedication to science, the range in products offered, and the wholesome way in which they run their business, it’s hard not to like this CBD brand.

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If you look around the web, you’ll find that American Shaman reviews echo a lot of what I said today.  Don’t hesitate to make them your top choice when it comes to buying CBD oils and products.

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Kannaway Review

Using a direct sales model, Kannaway operates in a very different manner when compared to other CBD companies.  Using “Ambassadors” to circulate their product marketing and create a buzz, they are along the same lines as Amway in terms of a business model.  I can’t stand network marketing and “MLM’s” but I’m trying my best to push aside the stigma associated with those in this Kannaway review so I can focus fully on their product offering and let you know if they are a “yay” or a “nay.”

An In Depth Look at Kannaway CBD Oils

A global company with massive reach, you have to tip your cap to Kannaway. Their website is full of information, and when I visited for the first time I was greeted by an invite to a training session in San Diego, California.  At the time of publishing this article it stated that the training event was just 52 days away, so depending on when you stumble across this content, it may be coming up soon or it may be in the past.  Be that as it may, when I’m trying to buy a product, especially CBD oils, I want to dig into the product offering and not try to be flipped into some pyramid scheme.  I’m not saying they are a pyramid scheme, but when it prompts me to pay to be “an ambassador” it just smells funny.

Moving Onto the Product Line

Unlike some of the other companies I’ve come across, they use sustainable hemp grown in Northern Europe, which is probably a first for me to read.  CBDPure gets theirs from Colorado, in comparison.  Like CBD Pure and many of the other brands out there, they do take a lot of pride in their rigorous testing procedures.  The potency is checked by ProVerde Laboratories and Food Safety Net Services, which also looks for contaminants. It’s easy to applaud companies that do this type of diligence, and you’ll find that many of the top brands share this type of transparency.

The product line offered by Kannaway includes the following categories:

Additionally, they have a pet line, skin care line, and even clothing made from hemp.  Lastly, they have a category called Rev!ve that is an herbal blend made of Bi-Bong herbs and CBD.

Awaken the power within. Passed down for centuries, Rev!ve’s highly precise traditional bi-bong herbal blend was formulated to enliven, invigorate, and stimulate your entire system giving you increased clarity, focus and energy to get you through your day. When your system kicks into gear, everything works at its optimum, leading to a healthier, more positive daily life.

It’s much easier for me to quote their website rather than attempt to tell you what the Rev!ve line sets out to do, but from what I read it’s from East Asia and features some potent herbs.  Hey, whatever works, right?

As far as the CBD lines are concerned, there is nothing out of the ordinary in the Kannaway offering.


I haven’t personally tried their products, so I’m not going to say they are great, or that they are poor.  Perhaps someone will reach out and send me a media kit so we can get my opinion to the masses.  For now, I’m going to let the commenters leave their Kannaway reviews and hopefully we can find out more about the quality of their products.

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What I will say is that from what I found, they have a pretty cool thing going with their Bibong ® CBD Herbal Blend and they are the first to ever use the direct marketing approach.  That approach will definitely bring awareness to not only their brand, but other CBD companies as well, so I applaud them for that.  They also take the necessary safety and ethics measures, and I’m really not going to invest in any company that doesn’t go through those hula hoops, so again, kudos to them for doing that.

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Lazarus Naturals CBD Review

Have you been searching for a new type of CBD product to try? We recently found one that offers an all-natural approach to all of your health needs while remaining a top notch product!

Lazarus Naturals has been in business for over five years and found their niche in the cannabinoid isolation when they saw how many companies are offering low-grade and unsafe CBD products to their consumer base and they wanted to do something better.

Over the past year, Lazarus Naturals has been diligently perfecting CBD isolation which allows consumers to purchase all-natural products without having to worry about a compromised quality.

While only being in the CBD isolation market for a year, they have been able to make a significant mark with a unique vegan approach. This unique approach has certainly paid off as the reviews for their unique CBD products have been overall positive with the CBD levels remain excellent in each product.

Let’s take a few moments and examine three of their major selling categories, of course, they have CBD capsules and isolates as well as normal and high potency tinctures. If you’re not familiar with these categories, we’re going to take several moments and examine each of them as well as show you some of the most popular products found within each of these categories.

High Potency CBD Tinctures

One of the top-selling products found on the Lazarus Naturals website is this high potency CBD oil which contains an incredible 50 mg of CBD per every 1 mL of liquid. It is essential to understand that this product like all of their other products is 100% gluten-free, vegan and all-natural.

The company has stated that it only sources high-quality hemp that has been harvested and grown from reliable farmers from around the world and eventually will go through a decarboxylation process to ensure the highest quality and potent product.

Benefits Of High Potency CBD Tinctures

One of the principal things to understand about Lazarus Naturals is their absolute dedication to the customer. Browsing through their website you get a full understanding of precisely what and why they do the things they do as well as the overall all-natural approach that they have taken with their product as well as the total dedication to producing the highest quality products on the market.

While there is very little feedback on their website currently, the vast majority of it is all positive. The vast majority of the people have stated that the high potency oil is some of the best CBD oil that they have ever tried and have claimed it has had an overwhelmingly positive response to their various ailments.

One of the last things we want to take note is the fact that it is possible to purchase all of their products in each state, as well as 40 countries, making this quite possibly the easiest product to get your hands on. Also, some other products are available to purchase in retail shops, making them one of the more reputable dealers online.


while we have touched on this several times already, we need to ensure that you fully understand that they only offer 100% natural products, meaning you are only going to find 100% of your hemp oil, avocado oil, and MCT Oil.


While reading some of the online reviews we notice the customer mention that they thought the prices were rather high. However, they did say it was worth every penny! We have to say that 50 mg of high-quality CBD per millimeter liquid at $ 32 per 750 mg isn’t that bad.

In fact, you can find this high potency oil available in a 3000 mg bottle for just around $ 125. Other companies are going to charge you $ 50 for 300 mg, so you’re getting quite a bit of value here.

How to Consume CBD

The high potency CBD oil is going to include a graduated dropper that allows you to accurately choose how much you decide to have at one time. While how you use it is up to your discretion, we advise under the tongue for faster effect.

Another of one of the most popular products you’ll find at Lazarus Naturals is a brand-new terpene CBD isolate which is available in four different flavors which include raw, Hawaiian citrus, , and Valencia orange.

This is one of the unique CBD isolate products available on the market and uses non-genetically modified organism and as well as natural plant-based terpenes to create a product which offers over 99% CBD in recent test batches.

In addition to that, the CBD isolate has been tested by third-party companies for pesticides, heavy metals as well as potency to ensure you are getting a high-quality product.

Benefits Of Terpene Infused CBD Isolate

The CBD isolate is produced entirely in-company to ensure it that it is always in line with our high standards and consistency.

It should also be noted that while this product is not able to dissolve in water, it is possible to create your own topical’s it edibles which makes it quite appealing to a wide range of various consumers.


The ingredients you’ll find her CBD isolate and terpenes as well as being wholly gluten-free and vegan in addition to having no artificial sweeteners or flavors.


For $ 30 it is possible to get 1 g of the terpene CBD isolate designed for about 20 servings. Considering there are not a lot of this type of CBD isolate on the market, it is a fair price to charge for a product of this high CBD percentage.

How to consume CBD isolate

It is wise to dissolve this particular product in a variety of carrier oils and suggests that you try to get creative and create your own form of edibles. This product is designed to be dissolved and consumed in any manner that you desire as the isolate has already been activated and ready to go.


Lazarus Naturals offer CPD capsules in 10 mg, 25 mg as well as 50 mg which can all be found under the most popular category, however, we’re going to focus primarily on the 25 mg capsule.

The reviews we read on this product are all excellent. However, there is little feedback available yet on the website. We assume the lack of feedback is because this product has been available only for a short period as opposed to the vast number of competitors online.

These particular capsules contain 25 mg of CBD in each one and have been created in-house, again we have to take note of Lazarus Naturals consistency in their production process as it ensures that all of their products go through the same testing process to achieve such high standards.

Benefits of the 25 Mg CPD Capsules

The 25 mg CBD capsule is an excellent option if you have been using a lower dose and would prefer something with a little bit more kick to it. While this product may take a little longer to kick in as opposed to some other products that are available on the market, they are one of the more popular choices amongst people who are new to CBD.

In addition, organic terpenes have been added to make the most out of the hemp that has been used which increases the unique quality of this particular product.


Every capsule is going to include a range of gluten-free and begin ingredients which include vegetable cellulose, rice flour, CBD extract, Beta-Caryophyllene, d-Limonene, fractionated coconut oil, and Myrcene.


Lazarus Naturals, ensure that there was something for everyone with this particular type of product offering ten capsules for $ 15 all the way is up to 200 capsules for $ 200.

How to consume capsules

These particular capsules can be taken just like any other tablet. However, it is essential not to go over any amount unless you have been advised by a health professional to do so.

Lazarus Naturals Website Review

Their overall website is simple yet effective; their objective is to get you to understand that they are all natural and they’ve included a massive amount of information to allow you the opportunity to read up on all the various ingredients and processes that have been used to create these incredible products.

It is an incredibly easy website to navigate and comes with various filters that allow you to get to your desired products as quickly as possible.

Lazarus Naturals: Final Thoughts and Rating

If you have been on the fence of trying a CBD product for the very first time, this is perhaps one of the best places to start offering high-quality products along with an ethical story.

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Every Day Optimal Review

Every Day Optimal may be one of the lesser known CBD brands out there, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a high quality offering of products.  In fact, there are many things that set them apart from the rest of the pack, and I’ll explain that today in my Every Day Optimal Review.

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Derived from industrial hemp and being 100% pure, you’ll find that Every Day Optimal is yet another brand I’ve sampled without heavy metals, pesticides, and other contaminants.  While you can get the benefits of CBD without the THC (the high), you can buy these products online and have them delivered direct to your door in the USA entirely legally.

Every Day Optimal claim that their products are derived from industrial hemp and are 100% pure and free from contaminants, pesticides and heavy metals. Their products contain zero THC and are therefore safe to buy online from anywhere in the USA.

Stressing the ability to treat problems such as the ones listed below, they really harp on the positive things that adding CBD can do to your overall well being.

They also have a wide variety of edibles you can choose from, and I have to rank their gummies in the top brands. (Click the link to read more.)

Every Day Optimal Capsules

You’ll find that there is no shortage of capsules you can buy online at  Below is a sampling of what’s out there:

  • Pure CBD Capsules – cbd oil capsules in 10, 15, 25, and 50 mg dosage levels.  No additional ingredients.

They also make three types of specialty capsules.  These are blends that have ingredient decks that change depending on what your needs are.

  • Fibromyalgia Capsules – sold in 25mg of pure CBD (each capsule), you’ll reap the additional benefit of 17 vitamin and mineral additions that will boost your ECS system.
  • Sleep Aid Capsules – sold in the same dosage (25mg), you’ll get an additional mixed blend of vitamins that promote better sleep patterns.

Sleeping vitamin additives include:

(B-Phenyl-Gamma, L-Theanine, N-Acetyl-5-methoxy Tryptamine, Piper Methysticum, Scutellaria, Passiflora, Melatonin).

  • D-Stress CBD Capsules – a mixture of anxiety and stress, these are also filled with 25mg of pure CBD in each capsule.  You’ll get the added bonus of stress relieving ingredients such as Magnesium, (which is also tremendous in lowering your blood pressure) Calcium, Magnolia Bark, B-Phenyl-Gamma, L-Theanine, Piper Methysticum, Passiflora, and Scutellaria.

EveryDayOptimal Also Sells CBD Gummies

Some CBD brands decide not to get into the edibles category, which I think is a mistake.  Sure, capsules are nice and handy to take around and consume whenever needed, but there is just something soothing about taking a gummy and enjoying it a bit more, thanks to the sweetness. Selling pure gummies without and added chemicals or ingredients is always a plus, so I was happy to find out that Every Day Optimal sold bottles of thirty gummies that didn’t contain any of that extra crap.  Just pure, natural, goodness!

They are not coated or sprayed like other brands, and they are made with a homemade recipe that is free of glutens and other artificial ingredients.

The gummies are sold in 10, 15, and 25mg.  Here is a breakdown on each one so you that you can order the proper dosage:

  • 10 mg:  great for back pain, headaches, and mild anxiety.
  • 15 mg:  good for moderate or chronic pain, great alternative to CBD tinctures.
  • 25 mg:  treats all of the above, with more punch, as well as sleep problems like insomnia.  Also reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia and arthritis.

CBD Chewing Gum

Not many companies make a chewing gum, so I’m glad that EDO did.  I’ve taken a liking to these because they get into your system at a slower pace.  You will also benefit from a higher absorption rate over a longer duration of time.  While these may be on the weaker side of the dosages at just 10mg, they are very convenient and a solid alternative to Advil.

The idea here is that by chewing gum you will release the CBD into your system slower. This means a higher absorption rate over a longer period. These only contain 10mg and are worth taking if you are into chewing gum (which I’m personally not).


You’ll find that tinctures are quickly absorbed into the body. Once you drip the CBD oil beneath your tongue, it’ll act very fast.  You can also add this to a drink – or even food – but it won’t absorb as fast as taking it under the tongue.

A full serving is just half of a dropper. If that doesn’t work, you can always add more.  Some people have different tolerances and of course, we are all built differently.

Cult fans of CBD oils gravitate towards the tinctures, while the more recreational and first time users tend to pick edibles.

Every Day Optimal tinctures are available in six dosage levels:

  • 300mg – soothes, relaxes, and calms.  Great for relieving stress and chilling out.  A great place to start for beginners, but not suitable for medicinal uses.
  • 600mg – double the potency and better for regular users.
  • 1000, 1800, 2000mg – very strong and amazing at treating anxiety, pain, or even depression.  Don’t take this if you are simply looking to relax.
  • 4000mg – fast acting and delivering a serious kick.  The best option for pain and for situations where you need something to act fast.

Just released:  10,000 mg tinctures!


If you are into vaping, you’ll be happy to hear that you can vape Every Day Optimal CBD vape oils.

Related:  Read which CBD vape pen is best.

Offering two dosage levels of vape oil (300mg and 1000 mg), each e-liquid is made from 70/30 VG/PG.  That’s vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol for those of you who aren’t into vaping terms.

Currently offering three flavors, you’ll get to pick from Honey Melon Kush, Strawberry Cream, and Marshmallow Magic.

The Every Day Optimal Rating

It’s no secret that I’ve sampled many different CBD brands.  Manufacturers literally throw themselves at me to get me to say good things about them.  While I am looking for advertisers, my opinions can never be purchased, and I’m a guy who believes in disclosures.

This brand caught my eye because they actually designed their products to treat certain conditions, such as anxiety, fibro, stress, and lack of sleep.  By identifying those conditions, and educating consumers, like they do on their website, you can see that they are far from a fly-by-night profit center and they are here for the long haul.  I respect that, and more importantly, I enjoy their products.

Compared to other brands, their offerings of edibles and gummies are par for the course.  You’ll find gummies at triple the dosage over at Hemp Bombs, but you’ll find them winning when it comes to tinctures with their newly released 10,000mg dosage.  That’s higher than Lazarus Naturals, HempWorx, and every other major brand I’ve reviewed so far.  I have not seen a higher dosage for sale online!

It’s a bonus that they offer e liquid vapes, as some people are really into that.  Some would argue that they should have more flavors, but merely offering that sets them apart from other brands.

Offering pure CBD derived from industrial hemp is something I demand when I buy CBD oils.  The fact that they are tested by a third party makes it even better.  It’s all pure, safe, pesticide-free. I fully recommend this brand to anyone looking for a CBD brand to call home, especially when it comes to treating certain ailments and buying tinctures.

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Green Roads Review

Are you currently looking to find top-quality CBD products from brands that you can trust? Or maybe you’re looking for one run by a licensed pharmacist? How about a pharmacist willing to test all of his products and share the results?  Today, in this Green Roads CBD oil review, you’ll find out what our staff at the 420 Times thought of this brand.

A 20 year veteran pharmacist created this company in 2011 in Florida. Now, Green Roads is a spectacular business and they are one of the biggest CBD manufacturers throughout the US.

The Truth about Green Roads

Green Roads is a unique company selling high-quality CBD oil. Their oils include crystalline isolate CBD and full-spectrum CBD oil.

What does this mean to the consumer? It means you’ll experience benefits from cannabinoids and terpenes, when added together to create the amazing results that pure CBD has to offer.

At this time, no other brand is offering this combination. It shows us that Green Roads is not only a dominant player in the market, but they intend to offer the best products to their customers bar none.

Interpreting CBD Colors: What Does the Color Mean Regarding CBD Oil?

The colors of CBD oil falls in a range of dark brown to gold. Green Roads, on the other hand, mixes their CBD with vegetable glycerin which creates a white murky color. This combination used for vaping or sublingually is perfect for those looking to experience the stress relieving and pain diminishing benefits.

Unfortunately, the vegetable glycerin combination leaves something to be desired. Some people believe that this oil doesn’t taste too great. We’ll let you be the judge.

CBD Oil Smell

Mostly, the CBD oil sold by Green Roads is tainted with a slight smell of vegetable glycerin.

According to many current and former users, when compared to other CBD oils, the Green Roads version is a lot less tart. But at the same time, the vegetable glycerin taste is quite strong and the smell also contains its characteristics.

Lastly, for those concerned, the vegetable glycerin used by Green Roads is kosher grade.

Green Roads Products: Gummy and Froggy CBD Candies

Some of you not only want the highest quality edible, but you also want something fun, different, and fresh, right? Just about every CBD company is making gummy bears at this point and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Green Roads has taken a different path. They created CBD Froggies instead which is definitely a nice unique and different pace.

The candy is huge to and comes in a four pack. Your options are to get 25 mg or 50 mg frogs, and each pack has four candies in them. They also sell individually wrapped candies as well, so if you want to test them out you can get a 25 mg for $ 4.99 and a 50 mg for $ 6.99 instead of ordering the bulk package.

A Terpenes Tincture Anyone?

Terpenes are all the rage today and Green Roads has taken notice. That’s why they currently sell terpene tinctures in a bottle for your enjoyment.

They chose an interesting way to name their terpenes as well. They are named after each cannabis strain that it’s extracted from. So, the terpenes from the Strawberry AK strain are named what? If you guessed Strawberry AK Terpenes then you guessed correctly.

Is There a Reason to Add Terpenes to CBD Oil?

Recently scientists have realized that your experience will become enhanced if you add terpenes to the CBD oil. By adding them, you create a more relaxed and energized product that you get by simply placing CBD under your tongue. So, the terpenes definitely do provide benefits and make the experience that much better.

Getting Green Roads Lab Results Is so Simple

Green Roads knows they make high quality products and they want their customers to know this as well. That’s why they place a QR code directly on the bottle on the outside of the packaging. Just use your phone to take a picture and you’ll immediately pull up results of the lab tests for said product.

Now you don’t have to waste your time going online and digging through results on a website. You can see the results right away on your phone without any hassle whatsoever. And based on what we’ve seen, Green Roads is performing the latest testing for toxins and potency because they want to continue delivering high quality products.

Are Their Gummies New and Improved?

Besides the frogs, Green Roads has taken it upon themselves to create even more new and improved gummies. The latest additions to their product line include relief toads, fruit bites, and gummy bears.

These products are very small and bite-size. And they sell them in a childproof jar, which is obviously very important.

As far as flavor goes, the relief toads and the fruit bites have a tasty fruity flavor. On the other hand, the gummies have a sour taste. So whether happened to like sweet or sour, they definitely have you covered both ways.

They made our list of the top CBD gummies of 2019.  Read all about it!

Green Roads Return Policy

They have a simple and straightforward return policy. If you are unhappy within the first 30 days, you can return the product for a full refund. It’s that simple.

But here’s the thing…

Green Roads takes their testing seriously. They post all of their results online and test for potency and purity. So you know that this company is doing right by each and every one of their customers.

In fact, all of the hemp used in their products is certified organic and shipped straight from Colorado. So they use quality clean hemp, which means all of their products are high-caliber and deliver the goods.

Hemp needs to be grown in an area that is clean because it’s a soil remediator. This means it pulls impurities and toxins directly from the soil. The East Asian companies selling hemp have dirty soil, which doesn’t leave a lot to be desired.

Important Things to Know about Green Roads

They use the best CO2 extraction method, which means their CBD meets the gold standard. Their manufacturing process is perfect and passes muster every step of the way.

As you can see, their high-quality potent products are clean and created using the best extraction methods. This company is one you can definitely trust.

Other Things to Know

All of their products are tested and the results are posted online. Besides the products we’ve mentioned, they also sell coffee, tea, concentrates, syrups, and pet products.

Their CBD oil is a mixture of crystalline isolate and full-spectrum CBD oil. Their products range from 100 mg to 1500 mg doses, they are made using kosher vegetable glycerin and terpenes of a proprietary blend.

Their pain cream contains 150 mg of CBD in a 30 g bottle. The NFL Alumni Association endorses this product, it’s made in America, and it retails for $ 40.

Lastly, their gummies consist of assorted flavors, have 30 gummies in each container, and each containerhas 300 mg of CBD and retails for $ 54.99.

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Davinci IQ Vaporizer Review

Davinci is the name of a manufacturer releasing dry herb vaporizers. Their newest option for portable vaporizers of this type is known as the Davinci IQ. Although this vaporizer has been around since the end of 2016, it’s still one of the best options on the market today and it’s definitely going to be one you’d like.

Some of the major changes include: using smart path technology, the bowl is made of ceramic zirconia material, it has a more straightforward vapor path, and all new mouthpieces, and it even comes with a replaceable 18650 battery.

It’s an affordable device retailing at $ 274.99. The Davinci IQ is also available in a number of different options including Stealth, Copper, Blue, and Gunmetal. And if you’re going to buy it, you should definitely consider purchasing it directly from the manufacturer.

With that said, I’ll now dive headfirst into my Davinci IQ review.

A Brief Description of the Build Quality, Portability, and Size of the Davinci IQ

As far as the portability and size is concerned, I want you to first understand that the size of the device is truly mind blowing. It may seem impossible when you consider other dry herb vaporizers, but this device is incredibly small when compared to other options, yet it has some weight to it, it’s durable, and it’s really solid as well. It fits quite comfortably in the palm of your hand.

Although not the lightest dry herb vaporizer, you’ll still be happy to know that the IQ only weighs about 145 g. The TI Grasshopper, which is the lightest of the bunch, weighs nearly a third less at 55 g. The Pax 3, the second lightest available at the time of this writing weighs a mere 95 g.

What does this mean? It means that it’s a bit heavier than other portable options. It doesn’t take away from the quality or anything else by any means. And overall, the shape and size of the device is great because it fits comfortably in your pocket. For those looking for maximum discretion, you can also palm the device at any time with the greatest of ease.

The build quality of the Davinci IQ is another story altogether. The beauty of the weight of this device is it helps you recognize the overall build quality. If this device were much lighter than it currently is, you’d be constantly worried that you’ll accidentally drop and break it. And the lighter weight would make it feel really cheap too.

As far as the buttons go, you’ll be glad to know that they feel nice, they work perfectly, and they look really good on the device. The way the unit looks with the zirconia ceramic finish is also very attractive, so you’ll definitely be happy that you’re getting more than you pay for.

At the end of the day, this is a great looking unit that works better than advertised. Once you finally have it in your hands, you’ll truly appreciate the design, love the lightweight feel, and be glad that it’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and made of high quality, solid material.

More Information about the Flavor Chamber, Mouthpieces, & Accessories

At the time of this writing, it’s possible for you to purchase multiple options of the Davinci IQ vaporizer. In fact, you can even get your hands on the collector’s edition, which is really nice and comes in a sleek wooden box.

Other accessories include the carrying case, a T-shirt, and a glass jar. Overall, the whole presentation is really exquisite and you’ll be blown away by everything that comes in the package in addition to the standard features that we’ll talk about below.

In their standard package, you’ll receive the Davinci IQ vaporizer, the rechargeable and replaceable 3500mAh 18650 battery, an extended 10 mm adapter and recessed 10 mm adapter mouthpieces, the flavor chamber made of ceramic zirconia, and a USB charging cable.

The Ceramic Zirconia Mouthpieces

The two mouthpieces are both made of ceramic zirconia. When using them, the flavor is always excellent, it’s very easy to clean and really durable. I like the recessed mouthpiece better than the other option, and particularly I prefer it when I’m carrying around the vaporizer while on the go.

Why is it the better choice for traveling? You can use the recessed mouthpiece and conceal the entire vaporizer in the palm of your hand, whereas it’s not possible to palm it with the extended 10 mm adapter.

I like the raised mouthpiece as well, but I typically only use it at home. The seal is really excellent when put against the 14 mm male glass or the 10 mm female.

The Davinci IQ Flavor Chamber

The latest addition to this design is known as the flavor chamber. You place the chamber in the vapor path prior to it reaching your lips. It’s possible to load in ground up herbs right into the flavor chamber. This will heat up the herbs without cooking them.

Unfortunately, I can honestly say that I wasn’t exactly blown away by this feature. After trying it during 6 to 8 sessions, the draw resistance became very difficult to deal with, so it needed to be emptied out because the green color was a lot less vibrant.

Although, the unused nuggets were definitely more potent even if they tasted a bit weird. It was an interesting experiment to say the least, but I know I won’t take advantage of that option too often.

The plus side to the flavor chamber is its ability to smooth and cool the vapor prior to reaching your lips. It does so by increasing the size of the space the vapor needs to travel. The chamber also lessens the amount of cleaning you’ll need to do because it absorbs a wide range of the condensed vapor, instead of having it collect in the mouthpiece. The flavor chamber is also very convenient to use and clean because it pops in and out, plus it also stores concentrate, so you might not want to clean it as often as you think.

Temperature Options, Heating, & Vapor Quality

The IQ vapor quality is very good in my opinion. Out of the current available options, I think it’s the best on the market today. Plus, the flavor is pure, dense, and quite cool because of the ceramic zirconia material.

Next, it definitely has a powerful heater that works very well. The vapor it produces is dense without being overpowered when big draws are taken back to back. I also noticed that this unit is quite efficient with herbs; the AVB is even without stirring, but do not cut your session shorter than necessary. And if you do have to vape quickly, the stirring tool is quite helpful so use it halfway through your session.

The temperature spectrum on the IQ goes from 250°F to 430°F. On average, it takes around 45 seconds to reach your desired temperature. There are also three main heating settings, four different customizable smart paths, and precision mode is also perfect for getting the exact temperature correctly. And if you really want to kick the temperature up a notch, turn on boost mode in either of the heating settings.

Smart Paths for the Davinci IQ Vaporizer

The smart paths are quite interesting because they are already preprogrammed. You select a temperature to start with, and over 10 minutes the temperature will increase by 20°. If you have particular preferences that you’d like to keep on hand, you can use the Davinci app to customize these settings for your sessions.

If you like huge clouds, you’ll like settings 3 and 4. But you might like settings 1 and 2 better if you are more focused on the taste because these temperatures are lower.

The smart paths are definitely convenient and quite enjoyable. During the session, you may even use more than one temperature and you can do all of this entirely on autopilot. If you have a particular strain that you like, you may even want to set up a customized smart path specifically for that strain.

The Smart Path Default Temperature Settings

The default temperature settings on the smart paths begin at 350°F and end at 430°F. The first path is between the range of 350°F to 370°F, and the additional paths follow suit. They are programmed to reach their maximum temperature gradually throughout a session – by about the halfway point – and then the device will remain at this temperature for the rest of the preprogrammed session. Once again, just remember that it’s possible to customize the temperature settings on all of the available smart paths.

Entering Precision Mode

This specific mode will allow a Davinci IQ user to choose a precise temperature and maintain said temperature throughout the entirety of a 10 minute session. It’s possible to change this setting at any time. Simply tap the top button once to turn on precision mode, and then use the up and down button to adjust the temperature to your desired setting.

What Is Boost Mode?

When a user holds down the top button, they will then activate boost mode. This will turn the heater on full blast to achieve maximum heat velocity. When this setting is on, you’ll notice that the IQ now has visible up arrows on the front of the device to clearly show you that it is heating up.

At this stage of the game, the heater is going to continue doing its job until it reaches the maximum 430°F. But this will only work as long as you continue to hold the button down. If you let it go, the temperature is going to return to the last setting in use.

Why use the setting? Boost mode will help you get a little extra kick during your draw.

Using the App for the Davinci IQ

It isn’t necessary to use the app to experience the full range of features with the Davinci IQ. But if you’d like to have extra customization options, the app is necessary.

In truth, I always hesitate when talking about apps because more often than not they tend to be a major letdown. Thankfully the IQ app seems to be in good working order because the experience is smooth and it’s a lot of fun playing around with customized settings. Thankfully, this app never feels obnoxious or clunky at all.

You can access four smart paths while using the app. Also, you can use the app to activate stealth mode which dims the LED brightness.

If you do not use the app, it is impossible to customize your sessions when using the four smart paths. You’ll also miss out on related information including session length, usage time, favorite path, and average temperature. Lastly, you won’t be able to view the amount of times you’ve used the four different smart paths. So if none of this is a big deal, then you might not really care about using the app.

Maintaining & Cleaning the Davinci IQ

All in all, cleaning and maintenance is relatively quick and definitely easy. After each use, simply empty the bowl out and blow out the chamber or brush it out if you prefer. Doing this after each use makes it very simple to clean.

More often than anything else, you’ll need to focus on cleaning the flavor chamber. So simply slide it out and let it soak in isopropyl alcohol for a while. Mouthpieces should be cleaned nearly as much is the flavor chamber. Your best bet is to do them all at the same time and soak them together.

Davinci IQ: Charging Time, Battery Life, Charging Options & Battery Specs

As far as the battery goes, they provided a rechargeable 3500mAh 18650 battery. On average, this battery lasts from 50 to 80 minutes per use.

After the battery dies, it will take about four hours to fully charge it inside the IQ, which might not be that convenient for some of you. A better alternative is to buy an external charger and an extra battery which will only cost around an additional $ 25. Plus, the external charger charges the battery in about two hours, which is twice as quickly.

Comparing the IQ to the Grasshopper, Pax 3, and Crafty

Out of the options mentioned above, the IQ is almost the most expensive, but it’s also the best when compared to other portable vaporizers as you shall see.

The Grasshopper currently retails for $ 225 and is an excellent portable option because it conceals easily and fits right into your pocket. In fact, it actually looks like a pen even though it has a ton of power.

It takes 5 to 7 seconds for the device to heat up using convection heating. The rechargeable battery is much smaller than the IQ (750mAh compared to 3500mAh). It also has a lifetime warranty and a rotary dial that allows you to hit the full temperature spectrum.

As far as reliability goes, the Grasshopper definitely doesn’t meet muster. It really isn’t completely reliable. The IQ or the Pax 3 is a much better choice.

And speaking of the Pax 3, which retails for $ 249, you’ll like this device if outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, and mountain biking are your thing. It fits comfortably in your pocket and it heats up really quickly – like in about 15 seconds.

Conduction heating is the name of the game with the Pax 3. You can control the temperatures using a phone app just like the IQ, and the warranty lasts for 10 years which makes it very similar to the IQ as well.

From personal experience, I prefer the IQ’s vapor quality over this device, and this is specifically true in regards to vapor density. The IQ’s removable battery option is also excellent, which overall makes the option from Davinci a much better choice as far as portability is concerned.

On a positive note for the Pax 3, the charge per use lasts for around 100 minutes. And when the battery is completely dead, it only takes about 100 minutes to get it fully charged. The Davinci requires an external charger to get a full charge in 120 minutes, and the battery life only lasts about 50 to 80 minutes per usage.

The Crafty is the most expensive option out of my favorite portable vaporizers. It currently sells for $ 279. When you compare it to the IQ it doesn’t hold up at all. It takes more than 90 seconds to heat up and the battery life is around 45 minutes, which is much worse than the IQ and Pax 3.

Taste, on the other hand, is a much different story. The Crafty rules the roost as far as vapor quality, smoothness, and taste are concerned. The taste is actually amazing when using this device and you will definitely notice the difference, but the weak power and lack of battery makes it less than desirable when out on the town.

Glass Options for the Da Vinci IQ

Lately, I’ve been spending time using the IQ through glass while at home. This option works very well and the IQ is more than compatible with hydratubes and bubblers. Out of everything I’ve tried, the Honeybird is currently my favorite. It’s basically like a hydratube but it’s improved and a lot smaller.

I like it a lot because it prevents spilling even at the oddest angles. It stays correctly in place which makes it easy to pass the vaporizer around with one hand while the bubbler is attached. This never worked well with hydratubes as you probably know, so keep that in mind and consider buying the Honeybird directly from Davinci for 70 bucks because it’s more than worth it.

Davinci IQ Review – Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, I can honestly say that I really like the Davinci IQ. Their latest portable is the right size, has great features, has an amazing design, and it’s definitely made with top-quality materials. The 10 year warranty is also a nice added touch and since this company has been around for a while, you know they have a great track record.

On the downside, the charge time is a bit of a drag. Getting an external charger and an additional battery definitely helped me overcome my disappointment though so it really isn’t such a big deal. Other people are a little annoyed that there isn’t a concentrate option, but since I prefer dry herbs this really wasn’t a huge problem for me.

Be careful after a long session because the device can get hot. But when compared to Vapir Prima or the Grasshopper, the heat really isn’t a major issue.

Remember, you can get your hands on the IQ for $ 274.99. We highly recommend buying directly from the manufacturer, so click here to visit their website and thanks for stopping by to read this review.




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