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101 CBD Director of R&D Headlines First Ever American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine

101 CBD Director of R&D Headlines First Ever American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine

The excitement was palpable as people gathered at Columbia University to attend the launch of the first ever American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine. Our very own Janet Benton-Gaillard contributed to the journal with her “Positive Autism Intervention with Cannabidiol: A Case Study”. Depicting the struggle […]

Dr. Rafael Mechoulam Focuses Research on CBDA

Dr. Rafael Mechoulam Focuses Research on CBDA

Our mission is to spread the word about Raw CBD (CBDA) and how it works to heal the body in a much more profound way than it’s decarboxylated version, CBD. At the latest CannMed Convention in Pasadena, CA, presented by Medicinal Genomics in partnership with […]

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and CBDA:  The Heroes of CannMed 2019

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and CBDA: The Heroes of CannMed 2019

Sometimes the universe aligns, and this was clearly so for at CannMed 2019 in Pasadena last week.  The medical cannabis convention focused on Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, the “Godfather” of Cannabis who has spent 56 years researching cannabis plants and actually identified the CBD and THC molecules, their raw precursors CBDA and THCA,  and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) of body receptors responsive to the range of cannabinoids. CBDA was the message at the convention with multiple health benefits and the need to provide researchers a stable CBDA molecule for further medical research in human health.

The focus on CBDA and health research totally aligns with our mission here at 101 CBD. Our hemp-based whole plant extract and products maintain a stable CBDA, currently testing at 75%+ of our cannabinoids. Putting that high percentage CBDA with the whole plant range of cannabinoids, terpenes, lipids, and flavonoids and a low .02 % THC level provides an organic powerhouse of ingredients to interact with the ECS and beyond.

We are currently seeking university research partners to document the range of benefits of this unique CBDA product, to explore the ideal administration methods and usage amounts, and the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.  We are also seeking laboratories to analyze CBDA blood serum levels.

We can not express the excitement of this CannMed Conference, the constant stream of professionals from a wide variety of areas exchanging information with our staff.  We are excited to follow up with anyone we met or anyone who had unanswered questions. Collaboration with all facets of the cannabis world are so important as the field moves forward.   The spirit of the 2019 CannMed Conference for us at was best expressed by our “The Godfather of Cannabis” themed booth in honor of Dr. Mechoulam and the famous movie line: “Leave the CBD, Take the CBDA!”   

101 CBD Sponsors Autistic Race Car Driver, Garrett Manes

101 CBD Sponsors Autistic Race Car Driver, Garrett Manes

What do Autism, Race Car Driving, Following Your Dream and 101 CBD Have in Common? Well, if you ask 17-year old Garrett Manes, he would tell you EVERYTHING! When Garrett reached out to 101 CBD he wanted to talk all things ‘how can we support […]

The Godfather of CBD, Dr. Mechoulam is set to Define the CBDa Industry, Again

The Godfather of CBD, Dr. Mechoulam is set to Define the CBDa Industry, Again

Back in the 1960’s while Americans were listening to the Beatles and winning the race to the moon, a doctor half way around the world was discovering and literally naming the compounds known as cannabinoids. The most popular today are THC and CBD. But, according […]

Who’s Really Buying CBD? And Why?

AUTHOR: Halston PuchekHoban Law Group


If you’re asking yourself who’s buying CBD products, just take a stroll to your local grocery store and mosey over to the vitamins and supplements section. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the thousands of nutraceutical “wellness” products filling the shelves – everything from melatonin chocolates for sleep-aid to echinacea for immune support – and yes, very recently products containing the compound that’s outshined Beyonce in popularity, CBD. Each year, shoppers spend billions on these items. Now that CBD has a place on these shelves, and it’s looking like it’s going to stay that way given that the leading trade association for nutraceutical products, AHPA, is hosting a CBD-tailored event in Denver later this month.

Regarding unregulated wellness products and the Food and Drug administration, there’s been a long-standing issue concerning claims being made, a reality the cannabinoid-infused industry must reckon with. We’ve seen some of the largest hemp market companies be warned by the FDA, Charlotte’s Web Botanicals in 2017 and in recent weeks Curaleaf. It’s a clear message and one every supplement and vitamin product at Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Kroger or elsewhere has to abide by: you can’t claim these products are “intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and/or intended to affect the structure or any function of the body.”

With an industry less than five years old, shoppers must confront that poor-quality, misrepresented CBD products are out there. It’s no surprise that in an industry that could hit $20 billion by 2024, bandwagon jumpers will try to make a quick buck.

With that in mind, where you shop for CBD makes a big difference. You don’t expect to find the same products at 7/11 and Whole Foods. If you’re the kind of shopper who loves to do research on your own, by all means navigate the market unaccompanied. For those of us who don’t have the time (or the interest) to dive into the weeds alone, there are emerging retailers taking the snake oil out of the equation.

Take, a forthcoming marketplace for hemp-based products. They sought guidance from the leading cannabusiness law firm, Hoban Law Group, in establishing a rigorous vetting process to ensure CBD-containing products sold on the site abide by existing federal guidelines for natural products. President of ehemp, Jessica Lesesky, stresses the point, “We want to be a legitimizing force. That’s why we make a commitment to our shoppers that what’s on the label is actually inside the bottle.”

Despite the challenges, she’s highly optimistic: “From what I’ve seen, this is a like-minded community of businesses,” she says, “The majority are focused on people over profit. I’ve heard all the pitches in retail and ecommerce. What struck me was how different the conversations were when I entered the hemp space. These companies are purpose-driven and the discussion always starts with the ‘Why.’ Whether they have a touching personal story or they genuinely find joy in helping people, there’s a mentality of ‘a rising-tide-lifts-all-boats’ and a collective goal to protect consumers from bad actors.”

So who’s buying CBD and why?

Founder of, Justin Benton, says this of the majority of his CBD customers, “These are members of the baby boomer generation and retirees who have tried many products – regulated medications and wellness alternatives – but found little to no relief. If there’s something out there that can help them, they deserve access. We follow up with our customers on how our Raw CBD product treated their body and the responses we get indicate we’re on the right path. We’re flooded with feedback from our repeat customers that we’re providing something that works for them. To us, that’s what this is all about. Our clients are realizing that they don’t have to live like this anymore.”

CBD customers are you, your neighbors, your friends, your family – everyone dealing with mounting health challenges and physical and emotional stressors. Give informed consumers a choice and they’ll start to exercise it. At the end of the day, hemp has been hanging out on Mother Earth for thousands of years. Some of us are simply choosing to heal.


This article has been prepared for informational and general guidance purposes only; it does not constitute legal or professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained herein without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is made to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication. Hoban Law Group, its members, employees, and agents accept no liability, and disclaim all responsibility, for the consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based thereupon.

FDA Wants to Turn CBD Oil Into a Drug that Will Cost $32,500 and Ban All Other CBD Oils

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Pacific Coast Business Times Interviews 101 CBD Owners

Pacific Coast Business Times Interviews 101 CBD Owners

101 CBD has made the news again! The Pacific Coast Business Times interviews 101 CBD Owners, Mollie and Justin Benton. In their article they dive into the story of how 101 CBD came to be and how the owners’ drive to holistically heal their son […]

CBD 101 from 101 CBD

CBD 101 from 101 CBD

With a rising demand for information on CBD and how it works in our body to relieve a vast variety of ailments, we are initiating our CBD 101 Classes. With a different emphasis each week, we will offer these classes free to the public to further spread the education related to all cannabinoids and their effect on the body.

Join us the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at noon for this new CBD 101 educational series. Watch our social media platforms for more information on the upcoming class.

Click on the link below to add it to your Google Calendar.

We look forward to seeing you!

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