A popular Austin lifestyle blogger named Camille Styles wrote about the benefits of cannabidiol, which is commonly known as CBD. CBD has been making headlines for its benefits for pain management, chronic illness treatment, and much more. There is still plenty of confusion about CBD, and the blog post clarified some important points. These were the most interesting facts about the substance:

  • CBD is a non-psychoactive substance that is extracted from the cannabis plant.
  • CBD does not make people high.
  • Cannabinoids also occur naturally in human breast milk and promote healthy development.
  • CBD is not the same as medicinal marijuana or recreational marijuana.

With these facts in mind, it is important to remember that CBD is a medicinal extract or component of the cannabis plant. Although people may experience an altered mental state with medicinal marijuana, the effects of CBD are only noticeable as a reduction of symptoms for certain conditions.

Since the cannabis plant was classified as an illegal drug for so long, research about CBD is still somewhat new and evolving. According to multiple studies, there have been positive CBD effects associated with various illnesses. These were some key findings in recent years:

  • CBD may reduce or prevent epileptic seizures.
  • CBD may alleviate pain and some symptoms associated with several types of cancer.
  • CBD may reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.

In Austin, MINERAL is a new and growing company that provides CBD anxiety treatments. For most of its first two years of operation, the business sold its products online. In early 2019, it opened a shop in Austin. However, it is no ordinary retail store. The owners call it a cannabis perfumery and community centre. It is called a perfumery because it specializes in selling CBD products that are infused with terpenes, which are aromatic oils. The MINERAL team learned about terpenes during their many visits to cannabis cultivation farms. The owners have experimented with combinations of terpenes to create CBD products with targeted effects. For example, certain products may help people sleep better. The owners discovered powerful terpene combinations that had noticeable effects.

The owners call MINERAL a community centre for its educational value. One of the owners had an extended and excruciating food poisoning experience. He learned about the medicinal value of various plants in healing and maintaining health. Although the community centre mostly educates people about the benefits of CBD and its powerful terpene combination products, the owners also teach people about the benefits of plant-based nutrition and medicine for other issues. Their goal is to help people in and around Austin live fuller and healthier lives. If people think that CBD products may help them gain a better quality of life, they can purchase a variety of special combinations at the community centre. Also, there are frequent events that anyone can attend to learn about CBD.

In Styles’ blog post, she conveyed an important message about the lack of past research on CBD. While more people are funding research today, it is still a slow process. MINERAL echoes an important message that the blog conveyed, which is that people should educate themselves and others about CBD. MINERAL welcomes visitors to learn about the products that it cultivates and creates to restore balance in the body. Its products include substances that can be consumed orally and ointments that can be applied topically. MINERAL’s new Austin community centre and cannabis perfumery is located at 1105 East 6th Street.

Casey Torres has worked in digital and print media for over 6 years. Since graduating from the University of Georgia with a BA in Journalism, she has worked with many publishing companies as a freelance writer. She also has a penchant for advertising and branding. She also spent time working in the TV and film industry, which gave her the opportunity to further expand on her expertise in identifying new and creative ways of marketing and trend analysis.