The Ultimate Guide to CBD (Paperback)

Explore The World of Cannabidiol (The Ultimate Guide to...)

By Jamie Evans

Fair Winds Press, 9781592339266, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2020

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Discover new ways to live a healthy life by incorporating cannabidiol (CBD) into your daily routines. Whether you are seeking information on making your own CBD self-care products, how to cook with CBD, or how to administer CBD to your pet, this book makes for the perfect introduction. 

In The Ultimate Guide to CBD, you'll start by learning the basics—including the most current science in the field of CBD research. Since there are many ways to use cannabidiol, you'll also learn the differences between each application, with a detailed look at CBD oils, flower, ready-made beverages, tinctures, isolates, concentrates, capsules, salves, balms, face oil, vaping, and more. A discussion on homemade versus professional-made products is included, along with tips on how to pick a trustworthy brand. In the chapters that follow, you'll be able to explore CBD in a variety of ways:
  • Wellness: Self-care is the ultimate practice that can benefit your life, your relationships, and your overall happiness. This chapter will encourage the reader to evaluate their own personal wellness and hygiene routines, providing information on how to best use CBD-rich skincare, bath, and body products. An overview of other complimentary soothing herbs is provided, as well a “how-to” guide for crafting CBD face masks, salves, and massage oil.
  • Beverages and Food: Find your inner mixologist with CBD beverages, from CBD mocktails and cocktails to CBD coffee, matcha, and more. Learn how to make your own CBD oil at home and go gourmet with CBD honey, olive oil, butter and other infusions to craft delicious CBD cuisine. 
  • Fitness: With opioid addiction on the rise, athletes are looking for new ways to manage pain, reduce anxiety, alleviate stress, and enhance performance. This section focuses on CBD and fitness by exploring the different ways that CBD may benefit the body during physical activities, such as yoga, running, skiing/snowboarding, and contact sports. An overview of CBD supplements and relief balms, as well as a “how-to” guide to making a post-workout balm to relieve sore muscles.
  • Pets and Other Uses: It turns out that our four-legged friends may also benefit from CBD. Learn how to safely share CBD with dogs and cats for anxiety reduction and pain management. 
With all this and more, including expert spotlights featuring some of the top names in CBD-related businesses, this is the go-to resource you've been looking for.

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About the Author

Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm, a CBD and cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that is focused on the gourmet side of the industry. She is an educator, host, and writer specializing in cannabis, CBD, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world. She has also crafted a number of her own CBD recipes, collaborating with some of the top manufacturers across the US. Jamie is also the co-editor of GoldLeaf's acclaimed Cooking Journal as well as a contributor to MARY magazine, Oov Lifestyle, The Clever Root, and POPSUGAR, where she specializes in CBD-related features.
In addition to her work in the cannabis industry, Jamie has over ten years of wine industry experience. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries including Jackson Family Wines, Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa Valley Grapegrowers, and more, she is best known for literary work as well as producing high-end events, and developing top-notch public relations, marketing, and hospitality programs. As an industry leader, Jamie was recently named as one of Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2018 and as a 2018 Innovator by SevenFifty Daily, both recognizing her efforts in the cannabis industry. Jamie has been featured in dozens of different articles and TV segments including Forbes, Cheddar TV, Wine Enthusiast, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, ABC, and High Times, among many others.

Praise For The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore The World of Cannabidiol (The Ultimate Guide to...)

“If there’s anyone qualified to write the comprehensive guide to CBD, it’s Jamie Evans. From the geeky science behind what the heck it is to why it should be in your pantry and how to best use and enjoy it, she covers it all in a manner that’s both informative and understandable.”

- Lauren Buzzeo, Managing Editor at Wine Enthusiast

“Amid all the misinformation in the evolving CBD wellness space, it’s refreshing to read an in-depth guide by a true expert. This book is the perfect introduction.”

- Katie Shapiro, cannabis journalist, and Senior Contributor at Forbes

“This is a remarkable introduction to the world of CBD and an insightful guide to the new wellness revolution sweeping the globe.”

- Cynthia Salarizadeh, Founder of the House of Saka and Co-Founder of the Green Market Report

“This book is such a valuable resource. Jamie Evans has a talent for sharing her passion in a way that is fun, approachable and informed…she has become my go-to source for everything about the new, normalized cannabis culture.”

- Maghan McDowell, Innovation Editor at Vogue Business

“In a time where there is mass confusion around CBD, The Ultimate Guide to CBD will captivate your attention while setting the facts straight.”

- Christina de Giovanni, CEO at Emerald Group

“A pioneer in cannabis hospitality, Evans has distilled her valuable lessons into a fantastic primer on enjoying CBD in drinks, food, and body care, including advice from experts in the field.”
- Elise McDonough, author of The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook