Partner Spotlight: Milestone Hemp

Partner Spotlight: Milestone Hemp

In the increasingly growing market of CBD products, it can be hard to find brands that utilize quality ingredients, are environmentally friendly, and have great values. But that’s where Milestone Hemp comes in. With premium and eco-friendly

Getting an “A” in CBD: How Institutions are Investing in Cannabis Education

Getting an “A” in CBD: How Institutions are Investing in Cannabis Education

This probably isn’t the first (and it won’t be the last) time you hear that the cannabis industry is growing, and growing fast. CBD sales in the U.S. hit $4.6 billion in 2020, and is projected to hit  $15 – $20 billion by 2025. This growth will impact many aspects of the economy, but particularly the job market, where according to Leafy, there are now over 321,000 full-time American cannabis jobs, and this is only going to increase. 

CBD Books to Add to your 2022 Reading List

CBD Books to Add to your 2022 Reading List

The new year marks a clean slate to reset and start some new healthy habits. One popular habit to pick up is reading. Reading is a great way to relax, clear your head, and immerse yourself in new stories and perspectives. While there are countless book clubs and recommendations on the hottest titles to read going into 2022, this is a great opportunity to add some lesser known titles to your reading list, too. Below we share our top picks on books to learn more about CBD from leading scholars and researchers in the field. 

Benefits and Side Effects of CBD Oil

Benefits and Side Effects of CBD Oil

CBD continues to make headlines in the fields of wellness and medicine, from research findings, to product innovations, and consumer reviews. We continue to uncover the incredible health benefits of CBD, and CBD oil in particular. Below we will highlight the benefits, as well as the side effects,  of CBD oil: 

The Shelf Life of CBD

The Shelf Life of CBD

While CBD is miraculous in many ways, like most other natural remedies, it does expire. Though CBD will not go rancid past it’s expiration date, it can lose its potency. Weak CBD oil means that the cannabinoids have broken down and don’t function at peak levels in the body. So, an older bottle is less likely to deliver any of the potential therapeutic effects, such as pain relief.

Read on to learn more about CBD’s shelf life and tips on how to make the most of your oils, topicals, and tinctures.

Back to Basics: Four Benefits of CBD

Back to Basics: Four Benefits of CBD

CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health benefits, from a workout agent to acne remedy .New CBD products and treatments are constantly popping up, claiming to be the ultimate remedy for a variety of ailments.  These wide claims

The Deal with the Dose

The Deal with the Dose

As you probably know, CBD has many health benefits and can be used to treat a variety of issues. No matter what condition you are trying to treat with CBD, taking the appropriate dosage is key. Finding this dosage, however, can be difficult, as CBD is not currently regulated by the FDA and there currently are no official recommended dosages. Below is a guide to figuring out the best CBD dose for you:


In general, human dosages range anywhere between 20 and 1500 milligrams (mg) per day. But determining where your dosage falls within this range depends on a variety of factors, including: 

  • Body weight

  • The condition you are treating

  • Your sensitivity level

  • Other medications you may be taking

  • The concentration of CBD in the product

With all of these variables to consider, it is recommended that you talk with your doctor about an appropriate dosage and potential risks. If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. If not, it is best to start with a small dosage and gradually increase it. For example, some start with 20mg per day, and gradually increase this amount by 5mg a week until they feel their symptoms are being treated.

A Talk with the Experts

A Talk with the Experts

This past week, the Flourish + Live Well team got to talk with Phil Millman (Pharm.D) and Tim de Smet of Greenlife Organics about what goes into making quality CBD products. 

Dr. Phil Millman is the Chief Scientist at Greenlife Organics. He has three decades of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, giving him expansive knowledge of the field. Tim de Smet  works as the Engineering Manager is an expert in the engineering side of CBD and the extraction and manufacturing processes. Today, they both work in Greenlife Organics’ extraction lab, crafting quality products for their clients. Over Zoom, we discussed their careers, current projects, and the importance of organic farming in today’s CBD industry.