Los Angeles public relations woman Hilary Morse knows about stress, with more than 15 years in the film and entertainment industry, so when she set about to look for a cannabis product to bring some calm into her life, she couldn’t find it — and created her own.
Her H.Hemp Company offers a range of American-grown hemp products, including CBD oils and topicals. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a substance found to afford pain and anxiety relief. It’s found in the cannabis plant, but also in hemp. Unlike cannabis, which also contains THC, or tetrahydracannabinol, the substance that leads to euphoria, hemp contains no THC, and cannot deliver a psychoactive “high.”
Greenstate and two other testers tried the H.Hemp Co. Super Breath Nano Blast Spray, $24.99 (160 mg CBD per bottle, 8 mg per spray; one dose equaling two sprays, 80 sprays per bottle.)
The spray is squirted into the mouth and the CBD (a water soluble hemp extract) enters the bloodstream through the soft tissue of the mouth, a delivery system that is faster than digesting an edible or swallowing a tincture. It contains intensely flavored peppermint oil, along with ethanol and glycol.
One tester, a man in his 50s, said that using it just before bed led him to a feeling of relaxation and “sleepytime” that allowed him to drift off more easily into slumber. Another female tester in her 60s who has used a variety of anti-anxiety CBD products said she felt it relaxed her during days filled with stressful, back-to-back meetings, stating she liked it best of all the green products she has tried to date. And Greenstate felt it was almost immediately useful in relieving anxiety during heavy Bay Area commute traffic. We won’t call it Xanax in a bottle. But you might.
H.Hemp Co. Super Breath Nano Blast Spray
- Price: $24.99
- Type: Tincture
- Cannabinoids: CBD, Medium
Three testers felt the spray delivered on its anti-anxiety claim within minutes of use.Flavor
Unlike other tinctures or sprays, the breath blast carries no weedy, marijuana-like flavor, instead freshening the breath with a jolt of intense peppermint oil.Size
The bottle is discreet and small -- about the size of a pinky finger, and fits easily into a makeup bag or purse.Price
Other CBD tinctures cost $50 to $70 or more per bottle. The breath blast is $24.99.Hemp-based
Products made with hemp, rather than cannabis, do not contain any THC, the psychoactive substance that causes a high. They can be purchased in and shipped to consumers in states that do not allow medical or recreational cannabis.
While it's a plus that the bottle is small, it's also so tiny that for extended use, consumers will have to purchase several bottles at a time.Reliability
One tester said the spray mechanism broke after three uses. (The other two testers had no such trouble.)Flavor
Some liked the intense peppermint flavor, but those who don't like mint will steer clear.
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