Quietly on the rise is the cousin of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, known as cannabidiol, or CBD. THC is the more well-known component of cannabis; however, it is illegal in many states, so CBD has risen in popularity as a legal option. Stores selling CBD continue to pop up in major cities and towns.
THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant responsible for creating the “high” that comes from recreational use of marijuana. This component is not legal in every state and has many restrictions on it.
CBD is in both agricultural hemp and medical cannabis. CBD has the same chemical formula as THC but it’s arranged slightly differently. This difference causes CBD to not have the psychedelic factor THC has. This difference makes CBD more available to the public and legal to purchase for recreational use in many states.
Research studies show CBD can greatly benefit people medically by helping with pain, epilepsy, inflammation, depression and anxiety. CBD does not have the same effects as THC and does not affect the brain in the same way. This is why CBD is gaining popularity because many enjoy that it can help naturally ease problems while also being enjoyable.
Some side effects include nausea, fatigue and irritability. Also the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of any dietary supplements with CBD so no one can know for sure if the listed active ingredients are listed correctly. However, for those willing to take the risk, there are multiple studies that provide evidence to CBD being a good option for managing anxiety or chronic pain.
The Yemeni Island of Socotra is home to wildlife and plant life never found anywhere else in the world. The island is part of an archipelago in the Indian Ocean and a beloved symbol of the Arabian Sea. With the region rife with war at the moment, experts are beginning to wonder how much longer its unique topography will last.
Asian countries are known for street food. From pad Thai in Bangkok to pho and dumplings in Vietnam, it wouldn’t be a trip to Asia without sampling some of the food cooked right outside your hotel’s doors. Before sampling this world-famous style of cuisine, brush up on the following tips to ensure you don’t commit a culinary faux pas.
Celebrated as a rich, historical and cultural center, Rome attracts scores of visitors every year. However, the capital of Italy isn’t known for its cheap price tag and budget accommodations. Luxury accommodations and upscale boutique hotels are the norm, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find your own secret budget stays in and around the city. Here’s where to start your search.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
My husband and I arrived to Kenwood Inn & Spa about an hour before check-in time and luckily our room was ready. The front desk attendant asked if we need assistance with our luggage, then escorted us to our room. Along the way, she pointed out the rooms past the lobby where the daily complimentary breakfast is served, as well as complimentary wine tastings. I enjoyed a glass of welcome Champagne as we made our way to the room.