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Have You Ever Had To Fire a Client?

Have You Ever Had To Fire a Client?

In our experience as a family-run organization that started out looking for a solution to a severe diagnosis for our child, we have come across a whole array of people since raw CBDa can help us in so many ways. 99% of our cherished clients Read More »

What Does 420 Mean?

What Does 420 Mean?

Regular users of cannabis with high levels of THC (the prominent psychoactive cannabinoid) are generally very familiar with the term 420 and use it often. When 4:20pm rolls around it’s common practice to grab a bowl and smoke some weed and on April 20th, there Read More »

101 CBD Founder Interviewed by Homegrown for National Autism Awareness Month

101 CBD Founder Interviewed by Homegrown for National Autism Awareness Month

Mieko Hester-Perez, International Autism & Cannabis Healthcare Advocate, interviews 101 CBD founder, Justin Benton, as a part of’s continuing series this month highlighting National Autism Awareness Month. is a wellness and healthcare company that has been catering to medical marijuana patients since 2015. Their mission is to aide people in becoming a medical marijuana patient in compliant states, finding physicians who recommend medicinal marijuana and learning about the health benefits of cannabis.

Justin shares his inspiring story of his son’s rebound from a severe Autism diagnosis with the help of Raw CBDa. He touches on the misconception people have regarding treating children with THC. Due to the fact that the brain is essentially still developing until the age of 25, the effects of THC on developing brains (especially on individuals with neurological conditions like Autism) can be very detrimental. During National Autism Awareness Month, at 101 CBD we hope to bring light to the challenges parents are facing in trying to help their Autistic children succeed. Most parents have tried everything and are desperate to find anything that will work. Some “treatments”, like THC, can actually do more damage than good and it is our mission to help parents navigate this challenging journey.

Mieko also asks Justin’s opinion on what is lacking in cannabis research for people on the Autism spectrum. Justin mentions the severe lack in “published medical research on the benefits of hemp-extracted CBD, and cold-extracted CBDA products for persons on the autism spectrum.” He suggests “using treatment evaluation instruments like the ATEC (Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist) [that are] available online to parents and staff” as one way to document progress in research efforts.

Click on the link below to read the full interview. If you have further questions, click here to sign up for a free 101 CBD consultation with our very own Janet Benton-Gaillard, EdS, Director of Research and Development. During National Autism Awareness Month, we want to honor each and every individual affected by Autism. Every experience is vastly different and in sharing our story we hope to give others hope for those whose Autism experience has been a difficult one.

Giving Back by Donating CBD to Families in Need

Giving Back by Donating CBD to Families in Need

At 101 CBD, we believe in paying it forward. We believe so wholeheartedly in our products and what they can do for people of all ages, with all sorts of ailments. This miracle plant has done so much for our family, we have made it Read More »

Homegrown Hemp Shake

Homegrown Hemp Shake

Teaming up with the Autism Hope Alliance, 101 CBD’s CEO Justin Benton shows how to make your own homegrown hemp shake and shares the reason why he and his family grew to adopt this practice in their own home. In a society that has a Read More »

The All New Miracle Plant Podcast with 101 CBD CEO Justin Benton

The All New Miracle Plant Podcast with 101 CBD CEO Justin Benton

Welcome to the first episode of Miracles from the Miracle Plant Podcast with a goal of sharing the true life stories of the miraculous successes of hemp- the miracle plant. The perfect guest for the first podcast is Kristin Selby Gonzales, the president of the Autism Hope Alliance. The Autism Hope Alliance or AHA is a support and educational group for families and individuals with autism.

Kristin vividly describes the ongoing feelings related to the search for answers for her child with autism, and the feelings of terror parents experience when their child with autism starts exhibiting dangerous aggression.  She shares the feelings of hopelessness when nothing all the professionals in the field are recommending is helping. Her son had also dropped in skill levels from a fifth grade to a first grade level.  Kristin honestly uses such phrases as…

“It was so scary for us. It felt like for two straight years I was running basically for my life.”

“Here is my little boy and I love him so much, yet I am afraid of him.”

“I have access to some of the top experts in the world and nobody knew how to help me.”

Even after listening to Justin discuss the unique benefits of raw, whole hemp plant CBDa on a video call and receiving a free bottle,  Kristin shares she was reluctant to try something new as she had been using a CBD product that cost a lot and was showing little benefit.  It was hard to risk another failure and disappointment.  She shares she took a leap of faith and began using 101 CBD’s Miracle Plant sublingual oil with her son, stopping the current CBD product. She was putting the oil under his tongue several times a day.

Kristin tells how amazed she was by her son’s therapist calling at the end of the first day of use to report positive changes in his behavior! In her own words,

“Fast forward within the same month, I mean, the aggression was basically gone and I kept having a hard time believing it.” 

And even more significantly,

“And now fast forward 11 months. Oh my gosh. I have my son back!”

She further shares that he is constantly climbing back up the ladder of developmental delays. His life skills are coming back, he’s learning how to cook his own food and he is reading with his comprehension coming back. She was able to take him on a mini vacation and he is learning to paddleboard. She reports none of this would have been possible without the switch to 101 CBD’s raw, whole plant CBDa.

“And the only thing, and I swear, the only thing that we have changed is we took away the other CBD that we were giving him and we have replaced it with 101 CBD’s and I am just huge, huge believer.”

Kristin explains if you have a kid with autism, you hear stories of that person recovering, no longer having a diagnosis, or going to mainstream school. But for a severely affected child like hers, she focuses on the other R word- Relationship.

She now gets to have a relationship with her son.

“And to me, that is the biggest victory and the biggest miracle of all.”

Kristin emphasizes that for our children with autism, parents are their biggest advocates and cheerleaders. Never accept that they are too old to continue to make gains or just remain in your comfort zone. Take the leap of faith and keep trying new things to give them the chance for optimal growth.

Justin explains the unique benefits of raw, whole plant hemp extracts high in CBDa. After being raised holistically, he didn’t trust a single molecule approach. The miracle of his son’s recovery from autism happened after his son started using cold-processed, whole plant, hemp CBDa oil. This raw CBDa oil still contains a range of cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids like Omega 3, 6, and 9. The synergy of all these compounds working together creates an exponentially better result than using a single isolated cannabinoid or even a group of a few cannabinoids.

He wonders why anyone would you want to heat this beautiful plant with over 500 constituents in a three dimensional molecules and turn it into two dimensional molecules with the acidic precursors like CBDa and CBGa burned away.  The focus of 101 CBD’s products is to just consume them the way it grows, the way it was intended for millions of years with our body communicating perfectly with it via our built in receptors.

At 101 CBD we basically created a fresh squeezed orange juice, not a processed juice box or powdered drink. As Justin says,

“So that was how we got lucky. It was a wing and a prayer. And when our prayers were answered, we literally took it on as our mission to pay it forward by sharing these stories, and by sharing our story.”

As president of the Autism Hope Alliance, one of the first nonprofit companies supporting autism, Kristin explains their range of services including free access to their ever-expanding educational materials, podcasts, and videos. Their sample program is a quarterly shipment of free natural products from their business partners like 101 CBD to families of children with autism.

Go to the Autism Hope Alliance Website to access all their materials and support services. An email is sent out each quarter to have you check products you are interested in. You can also sign up for your free library card for access to all their helpful materials. The Autism Hope Alliance is here to be your trusted resource.

Justin and 101 CBD also want to support you.  For families affected by autism, reach out to info@101CBD.orgcreate new email for a free bottle of the raw, whole plant CBDa oil that was such a miracle for Justin and Kristin’s families.  They can also send you a few free hemp seeds and the link to a podcast on how to grow them for fresh greens in your morning juice or shake.

We also provide individual Zoom conferences to answer any of your questions about CBDa or your child’s individual needs from our specialist at 101 CBD. Click here to sign up.

In conclusion, Justin stated,

“I want to thank you, Kristin, for sharing your incredible story, and being a partner with me over these years. And for helping us educate and help these families.  I could think of no one else I’d rather have to share such a beautiful journey than you for our first episode of The Miracle Plant Podcast.”

Kristin responded with a heartfelt thanks,

“Thank you for all you do for families. I mean, you are just a huge champion and a huge hero in our community, so there’s nobody else I’d rather partner with, as well. So, thank you for again for having me. I’m so happy that I took that leap of faith.”

In My Grow Podcast, Talking Benefits of CBG and More

In My Grow Podcast, Talking Benefits of CBG and More

On today’s In My Grow Podcast video we discuss CBG, California’s lack of hemp regulations, and everything in between. Needing a boost in your day without the crash? We will tell you how. CBG is nature’s energy drink and we are all here for it. Read More »

Garrett Manes:  Autism Diagnosis or Not, He’s Living His Dream and Inspiring the Dreams of Many Others

Garrett Manes: Autism Diagnosis or Not, He’s Living His Dream and Inspiring the Dreams of Many Others

A must watch interview with Garrett Manes, a successful professional race car driver at age 18 who found his path through an autism diagnosis through his love of racing.  Watch Kristin Selby Gonzales of Autism Hope Alliance and co-host Justin Benton of 101 CBD with Read More »

A Passion for Helping Others Drives 101 CBD to Help Both Consumers and the Hemp Industry with Raw CBD

A Passion for Helping Others Drives 101 CBD to Help Both Consumers and the Hemp Industry with Raw CBD

Watch Alex Robles of In My Grow interview raw CBD extraordinaire Justin Benton, CEO of 101 CBD in this latest podcast (starts at minute 28 of the video). Watch the special bonus tutorial on how to grow hemp seeds at home.

Justin Benton, CEO of 101 CBD, passionately shares that the heartfelt customer success stories from using the 101 CBD whole plant, raw CBD products that give him the fuel to keep getting this miracle plant to the many people who need it.  The new store on Seaward Avenue on the beach in Ventura is going to have a wall of testimonials to remind everyone of why we are so passionate about sharing this natural alternative solution. The goal is to keep increasing awareness and access by joining with others in the hemp industry and by opening stores in more states and other countries. 

Enjoy and learn from the wide range of topics discussed by Alex and Justin. Watch the tutorial on growing hemp seeds at the end and then contact info@101 CBD.orgcreate new email or put a request in the Notes section of  your product order online to receive your six free hemp seeds and practice growing your own hemp. Try the leaves in a salad or added to your morning juicing.

Watch as Justin describes his goal of uniting the many lanes of the hemp community into an effective national industry. The goal is to ensure the best uses and accessibility of this complex miracle plant.  As a member of the California Hemp Industry Association, he emphasizes the key goals of fine tuning the 2018 Farm Bill statutes that legalized hemp CBD below .3 % THC.  Uniform regulation of manufacturing, testing and labeling standards, and clarifying the legality of hemp CBD extracts as a natural supplement, a food additive, and/or a pharmaceutical are all needed to allow more widespread hemp farming, use of products, and consumer safety.

AB228, the current bill now in subcommittees in California, seeks to have CBD regulated for use in food and drinks and to define the CGMP standards for manufacturing. Colorado has twice as many acres of hemp planting as California and has led the charge in clarifying legal practices. Hemp is a crop like green beans and soybeans, and it is a federally legal commodity. 

Because of the stigma about THC, misinformation is slowing up the progress of American hemp famers. Hemp farmers produce this miracle plant that not only makes CBD extract, but fiber products like paper, clothing, plastics, wood alternatives, and biofuel. Producing hemp also shows great promise in bringing American manufacturing jobs back to America to make this wide range of products. Everyday Americans can help by getting behind expanding hemp farming and manufacturing, and be a part of the solution, not part of the current problems. 

Use the coupon code ING25 for a 25 percent discount on your total order.  Be sure to try the new raw CBD Tropical Bliss flavor tincture Alex tries for the interview, or the Blueberry flavor that won first place at the last San Diego CBD Expo.  And do not forget to order your free seed sample by email at info@101CBD.orgcreate new email or in the Notes section of your order online at

Lets all do our part in supporting the growing American hemp industry and sharing our successes with using the whole plant, raw CBD (CBDa) products.

(Skip to minute 28 to see the Justin Benton interview)

101 CBD CEO Justin Benton Lets His Light Shine on The Hoban Minute Law Group Podcast

101 CBD CEO Justin Benton Lets His Light Shine on The Hoban Minute Law Group Podcast

“This has been by far one of the most fun and just absolutely enjoyable episodes of the Hoban Minute.  Justin, thank you for bringing all this energy and bringing all these positive vibes to the show, and all you do. You are just a shining light, man.” Read More »

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