As a cannabis concentrate enthusiast, I’ll be honest with you: The first time I took a

As a cannabis concentrate enthusiast, I’ll be honest with you: The first time I took a dab of cannabidiol (CBD) it felt strange, almost sacrilegious in light of the potent THC-heavy sauces, badders, waxes, and shatters that I typically consume. As any seasoned dabber knows, a fat dab is typically followed by immense anticipation for the oncoming high. But after I took my first-ever CBD dab, the resulting effect felt more akin to a lazy river than a THC-infused roller coaster, sending me down a strangely relaxing and fuzzy stream void of any intoxication.  On the flip side, the process of holding a torch and inhaling super-potent concentrates might seem intimidating to the cannabis newbie, and the stigma that dabbing is needlessly intense may prevent some from harnessing the full potential that concentrated CBD has to offer.  You might think dabbing is strictly for hardcore stoners seeking the highest of highs, but some medical patients and consumers could actually benefit from dabbing CBD concentrates to obtain therapeutic relief. The medical and adult-use market are flush with diverse CBD concentrate products, which can be consumed using the same type of dab rig you̵...

Hemp B2B sales platform aims to build trust in global value chain

The Poland-based Nakło Foundation today relaunched its global hemp B2B marketplace HempTrade with an enriched array of products and a special promotional offer for producers and other wholesale vendors. HempTrade is for all kinds of hemp products — branded and white label wholesale, bulk and raw materials, said Kehrt Reyher of the Nakło Foundation. “It’s a critical moment for the industry. Trust is increasingly in short supply because of all the nefarious players out there,” said Reyher, who notes that HempTrade verifies all vendors on its platform. “First, we want to know exactly who they are,” said Reyher. “Equally important, of course, is that they have superior products and responsive service.” HempTrade carries out basic due diligence on all vendors on its platform, a process particularly critical with respect to CBD sellers. Reyher said the fast-moving CBD sector is increasingly marked by a get-rich-quick mentality that leads to problems on both the supplier and customer sides. “It’s getting to the point where lab paperwork and certification documents are less and less a guarantee of product quality,” he said. “Of course, the major problem is in big, bulk CBD deals. There...