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Gas Station CBD Products - What's Safe?

Honestly, safe would be an exaggeration. In any instance when it comes to gas station CBD. Not to diss the owners of these convenience stores, but they most likely haven't dug deep enough into these products like the "Comfy Bears" or that entire line of quick CBD products. The truth is, the word "safe" is pretty subjective and vague. Everyone reacts to different compounds and chemicals differently and we are perfectly aware of that. These over-the-counter convenient products most likely have all kinds of disclaimers on them. The sad truth is that those disclaimers save the butts of people or companies that inject these products with synthetics. Synthetics attract youngsters and even fully grown adults who look for the high that so many have encountered from faulty products.

I don't know if we have said it enough or not, but...



What do we mean by "high"? It is likely that this explanation is not that necessary but you know me... gotta cover my bases. Being high is a euphoric effect by any chemical or compound in the brain. It is an altered state of mind. Being relaxed, pain-free, and chill does not mean you are getting HIGH. Please know the difference. If you have ever smoked weed(like most of us have at some point in our lives) you know exactly what I am talking about. But I suppose this is for those who haven't experimented with weed or cannabis of any kind before. I can understand how you could be misinformed or have a more dramatic reaction to CBD if you have not encountered a "high" before. Your body has yet to build any sort of tolerance to cannabis or marijuana. Totally get it. Get with one of us! If you ever consume ANY supposed CBD products and you feel a more euphoric, mind-altering side effect. People describe their run-in with synthetics as "loopy" or a "head in the clouds" sort of response. We won't discriminate product-wise. We are only worried about your safety at the end of the day, bro. Any questions about other products, we are open to discussing those things for your safety. Of course, if there are any reported side effects like this regarding our own products, that would be a massive concern as well. (Disclaimer: there haven't been ;))

The hype and promise of the therapeutic effects of hemp CBD cause greedy companies to create a synthetic version of CBD (Spice or illegal designer cannabinoids) in hopes to improve potency, efficacy, pharmaco-kinetic properties and make a huge profit from this natural substance.

The most common adverse side effects of synthetic cannabinoids, as reported by the CDC:

  • Agitation.

  • Tachycardia (abnormally rapid heart rate).

  • Drowsiness or lethargy.

  • Vomiting.

  • Confusion.

  • 15 reported deaths. (In the year of 2015) I assure you this past year it has been significantly more due to the popularity of CBD products, and the sketchy manufacturers.


Marinol is a well known “legal” synthetic cannabinoid that is endorsed by the FDA for pharmaceutical use, but it also has a long list of side effects, as expected from pharmaceutical companies. Side effects are not common with natural hemp CBD.

Regarding these synthetic cannabinoid drugs approved by the FDA, the FDA reports side effects that include but are not limited to:

  • mood changes;

  • dizziness, trouble concentrating;

  • feeling “high”;

  • weakness, lack of coordination;

  • anxiety, confusion;

  • stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;

  • warmth or tingly feeling; or.

  • sleep problems (insomnia).

  • disturbing psychiatric symptoms

  • hypotension (low blood pressure)

  • syncope (fainting),

  • tachycardia (fast heartbeat)

  • death

Just, please... be informed. That is our agenda here. Knowledge, legitimacy, concern, and safety. Be as informed as you can possibly be before ingesting anything.

Yes, even our products. As usual, we are 1000% available to answer any of your questions. Many of the FAQ's we have frequented are actually included in most of the content I publish here at


We encourage you to become educated and aware of what is going on in the cannabis industry. Become an active voice in the conversation, and protect this amazing plant from the profiteering of those that are not interested in the health of our civilization but in the health of their wallets.

Stay safe, have a groovy week!


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