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CBD and the FDA

Man, how crazy has the last couple of weeks been in the CBD industry? FDA issuing warnings to 15 different companies and a couple of huge brands that are also under a microscope. What does all this mean? Isn’t there a CBD product that is approved by the FDA? Doesn’t the FDA approve drugs that have terrible side-effects? These are just a few of the questions that are being raised by almost anyone with common sense. How can the government approve one CBD medication but not any of the others? How can they say one CBD is different than the other? CBD is CBD whether it comes from hemp or marijuana. CBD is a cannabinoid that develops naturally in cannabis plants. So what is the big deal? The big deal is that it is not approved by the FDA and that means that it is not supported by Big Pharma and not supported by the insurance companies. Does this mean that the powers that be do not want to see CBD sold and used in an OTC manner? Yes, that is exactly it. When Epidiolex is $32k for 100mg of CBD but you can come to any CBD shop and get an isolate CBD oil in 1000mg for $45 or a full spectrum CBD for $70, why would you spend one dollar on Edpidiolex? The FDA regulates what benfits them and their constituents. Shop local and make friends with your local CBD store. They have the cannabiniods that you are gonna need. CBG, CBD, CBN, THC, THCa, and THCv. There are many more but those are the most commonly heard at this moment. So support your local pioneers and say no to the FDA propaganda that keeps big pharma rich.

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Continued Education…

Today like every Sunday at Indy CBD Plus, we have the YouTube app on and will be watching all videos pertaining to the Endocannabinoid System, terpenes, CB1 and CB2 receptors and cannabinoids specifically phytocannabinoids. This is important to us and should be important to you as well. Not in the sense that you too are watching education videos all day but that we are doing this for you. Without continued education and brushing up on previously learned material, we cannot be the premier CBD retailer in Indiana. Wellness starts with knowing the body and how the cannabinoids respond to the receptors in your body. We also study what other vitamins, minerals and supplements can do when combined with phytocannanioids and terpenes. With this continued education we can also look for new brands and products that are truly innovative. Being located in Indiana and having the reputation of being last to get the “good stuff” we make it our mission to bring you the best CBD products in the state, first. There are a lot of brands out there and only the best ones make it onto our shelves. Did you know that your body produces cannabinoids but not enough to continue to regulate the EC system? That is why you need the phytocannabinoids found in CBD oils, topicals, vape products and edibles. If you ever wanna get more free information then you can message us on social media, email, by phone or by visiting the store. We hope to see you soon as we love to talk about CBD and the body. Have a great weekend!

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Cannabis Banking is the Achilles heel right now in the industry

I mean where to begin?! We started off going to the usual banks in the beginning not even considering what FDIC means. And trust me, we knew what this acronym was all about. The first bank that turned us down was the most helpful actually. Gave us great advice as to how to get going and we listened and acted. The next time we went hunting for a checking account for our new business it was a total success! Got the account, they were happy to help and it was a credit union. Now, everyone dogs them out for their fees and their policies and less strict environment. But, they welcomed us and we have been doing great business with them ever since. At the same time we were working to get a credit card and start building the companies credit. We applied for a VISA business card called Sparks. Took 3 months but we got the approval. In the name Indy CBD Plus and all! We have been using this card ever since. Our store had the same issues as any other CBD retail store in the sense of loosing merchant services multiple times a year, buying 2 ATMs, ordered multiple POS sets of hardware and then there was eCommerce. The website had to have all the smokeables removed per one MS provider, go figure. Then we lost it all together for a few months. So back to VISA. We receive a letter the other day that they after one year of service, are canceling our card. This is such an issue and it will slow us down a bit here but nothing that we can’t or have not overcame at this point. It is funny that all of a sudden a company that has approved your card, takes tens of thousands of dollars for a year, no penalties, no fees and then acts like they do not support your business. I could understand if there were charge-backs and late payments but there was never an issue. This blog today was not beneficial to anyone except the few of us that understand the troubles unique to our industry. To all the customers that have supported us through thick and thin, we appreciate you! To those interested in investing in a growing company with future plans to run the Indiana market, send us an email. But be prepared for the most interesting industry in your lifetime. It is not for the weak.

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Cannabigerol or CBG

CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid. A cannabinoid is a molecule that comes from the cannabis plant. The most famous cannabinoid is THC but we are here to discuss the “mother” of all cannabinoids, CBG. Why is it the “mother of all cannabinoids”, you ask? Well, that is because it is the precursor to all cannabinoids and is why there is little CBG typically present in high THC or CBD strains. CBG was discovered in 1964 by Raphael Mechoulam at Hebrew University in Israel. CBG is effective for many reasons and one major reason is that it interacts with both CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. This is interesting as THC and CBD typically are focused on one or the other. CBG forms from the acid precursor CBGA and technically from it CBG, CBD, CBDA, THC and THCA are all formed. So CBGA is responsible for 7 analogs of itself, but also produces all the acidic precursors for all other major cannabinoids. This is why we disagree with the label of “minor cannabinoid”. Something so minor is the start to many of the cannabinoids that we know today. Some of this information is confusing and the blog is definitely not in the best order or consistent. We are working on that for you. Thanks for following.

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**Merchant Services is down ONLINE but we ARE taking payments in store, over the phone or through email**

Hey everybody! Our store is open and we are adding new products all the time. However, our merchant services is offline right now with ECommerce. This is out of our hands but we are working on it every day. You can email or call in and we can take your information over the phone or we can send you an invoice through PayPal and you can pay with whatever debit or credit card you desire. We are here for you and we will not let some little hiccup keep you from getting your CBD. Thanks for checking in and please feel free to call or check in at any time! Have a great weekend!

PS…Fourth of July is coming and if you have a fur baby that does not like the sound of the fireworks, then you need to get the CBD treats ASAP!

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End of the BIGGEST month of the year for our industry…

April is the king month of all months for the Cannabis industry across the world. Here in Indianapolis the Cannabis industry means Hemp and CBD. We had a little awards show. We had a little 4/20 sale. We kept the stigma alive at the same time. Are we happy about it? Meh…It was good for Indianapolis. It was good for Indiana. CBD, Hemp and Cannabis awards which are not illegal to have, showed the community that plant based medicine can be fun, safe and educational. There was a “Roll Your Own” contest and that was exciting. There were many awards handed out(we did not win). There were vendors there selling all state and federally approved Hemp products. We visited a couple events up in Michigan to support some of the brands that we carry in our store. One cool thing is the friends that you make while working within such an interesting field. We started having deal days at the store like many of the dispensaries have in all of the medical states. This is great for the customer as you know what the discounted day is going to be and what the discount is going to be in advance. Sometime new things are added and some go away in larger stores with more volume but that isn’t CBD. We also added a loyalty program that we hope stays with us while we transition to a new merchant service company. Next month(starting tomorrow sometime) we are supposed to be dropped by Evalon along with 50k other CBD retailers. JOY! So April showers brings May flowers and on July 1 those flowers gotta be gone because Indiana law says so…Thanks for reading. I feel like I am getting better at this. What do you think?

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Is CBD right for you?

Do you have an Endocannabinoid System? Are you a mammal? If you answered yes to both of those questions, which you should have, then YES CBD is for you! It was kind of a trick and also included all other mammals as well. So, your dog, cat, horse, ferret whatever you may have as a “fur baby” can benefit from using CBD. Bring your quesitons and concerns to us and we can point you in the right direction! Thanks for taking time to read our little blog.

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Consistency is Key!

We know that everyone is talking about CBD right now. Obtaining wellness and being the best version of you is what is most important in this life. That being said we wanted to ask you if you are being consistent in your CBD usage? If you are not consistent for the first 30 days, you will not know the difference between a day with the benefits and a day without the benefits of CBD. After having used CBD for over a year I can sometimes go a day without adding more to my endocannabinoid system but by the second or sometimes the third day my pains start to come back and my attitude starts to change just a little. But if it was not for the first 30 days and being really consistent on my usage, I would not be where I am today. If the CBD you are taking is not giving you the results you expect then go back to the store you purchased it at and have a discussion about your experience. Hopefully this helps anyone who is still researching CBD. Oh, and even if you did not buy the CBD products from us, we would still be happy to discuss what your experiences have been like.

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CBD Stores EVERYWHERE!!!!

CBD. We know you have heard of it by now. We know you have google searched it a time or two. And now you are starting to notice that everyone is selling CBD. This is not like selling anything else. Sure, every mammal needs CBD. But do you know how to dose the CBD, the differences in the spectrum’s and the cannabinoids associated with their classifications? Probably not and neither do most of the stores you are seeing around you. CBD is similar to a vitamin and once you have the right dosage figured out you can easily run into one of the local shops that do not know very much, buy your product and get out. But when you shop with Indy CBD Plus, we not only have the most knowledge on the subject but we also have the most brands and the most competitive pricing. We strive to stay ahead of the industry that is why you hear about the newest Cannabinoids here first! CBG, CBN, CBL and there are many others that we have not even fully discovered. If you are in Indianapolis and looking for CBD you wanna make our store your first stop. Our reviews will agree with us. Thanks for taking time to read this and cheers to wellness!(clinks dropper with you)

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Indianapolis’ premier CBD retailer

If you are looking for CBD in Indianapolis, look no further! Indy CBD Plus has all the hemp oil, CBD oil and many other CBD products. We have the most competitive pricing and the largest selection of CBD products in the state. Anything from CBD bath bombs, to CBD suppositories. These products will not get you high but will do something better and that is give you a better quality of life. CBD is something that Indianapolis is still not used to and that is why the education process and sampling is so important. We want you to come in and have a discussion and let you try some samples. This process will insure that you get the proper information and that you get to sample the product and sometimes you will feel it within seconds and sometimes it can take much longer. There are many delivery methods for CBD and they are all beneficial. Some people’s body chemistry requires them to take CBD in a different form. Most of us in the building like the CBD oils with the carrier oil being a MCT oil. That does not mean that it is what is right for everyone as it just seems to work best for us. Proper dosing is a concern as you do not want to pay too much and you do not want to buy a product that will not give you the expected results. Our other top choice for getting our CBD is through the vape process. We like the cartridges and we like the concentrates too! There are many advantages to these and it is mostly that you get the most active ingredient for the smallest amount of money. They do require you to purchase some form of hardware. This devices are not that expensive, but can be and they are are one time cost.  We have a starter POD kit for the ejuice folks and OOZE batteries for the carts and personal vaporizers. There are a couple other brands in the store but this is just a beginning blog and there will be many more to come! Thanks for taking time  to read this and please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.