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What about the Liver?

Ethanol Based Solvents may be safe for CBD

We've heard this too. People using anecdotal information from others to make claims about CBD and health risks.

Let's quickly get to the facts to dispel possible rumors. First, most CBD is extracted via CO2 or Ethanol extraction. When ethanol extractions is used (or a similar chemical extraction), the alcohol is used as a solvent to pull the CBD and other oil-based components from the dried hemp material. This solvent should be evaporated or removed in another method to prevent it from remaining with the concentrated CBD and oils.

It is possible some manufacturers (or backyard processors) will leave some solvent behind before continuing the preparation of the extracts for sale or distribution. These solvents MAY cause issues with some people. The alcohol is less likely to be an issue, but others can be more of an issue. It's a really good idea to ask for a COA (Certificate of Analysis) from the retailer. If they don't have it, then go elsewhere. Major brands such as Hemplucid, Charlottes Web, and Nature's Love store these COAs on their sites. If you come across a "no name" brand, check for the COA. You'l see the analysis and should be able to determine whether it's solvent rich and possibly harmful.

Grain Based Ethanol is often used as a solvent with Cannabis fiber

The Carolina Hemp Hut is expanding!

More information will be made available as CBD and other fine Hemp Oil Extract and Hemp related products are made available via Carolina Hemp Hut. Visit their Durham Store or their newer Hillsborough Store!

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Buy CBD from Legitimate and Tested CBD providers, not from Scammers like Brighten CBD and Star CBD

This is the standard sample image changed all the time by the scammer with CBD

Are you Following the Scammers in the CBD World?

Well, it may not be illegal, but it is unfair: Some companies use Google ads to promote CBD. Those that do this are breaking the rules set by Google. When a company does this, it's unfair since the marketplace is pretty much empty due to Google's Rules. When the rules are in place and everyone follows the same set of rules, it creates a balanced marketplace. When a company such as those selling Brighten CBD are cheating, it unbalances the marketplace.

If you consider the 300mg CBD Isolate a bargain at $60 or $50, then you're in good shape. Watch this video. If you think that a company should be transparent and detail what Organic Certification should be then you should shy away from companies such as Brighten CBD and others that are under the same umbrella of deceit. David Pratt Carter filled in today for Mary Lòpez Carter as she has been preparing for Black Friday deals in her Carolina Hemp Hut store in Durham North Carolina. CBD and Hemp Oil Sales have been going really well for her and she's not about to stop her good work while she has a trusty stand in for her video.

David researched more on the "scams" with CBD Trials and found that one of the biggest scammers (those behind the names of Star CBD, Brighten CBD and others) are still at their nefarious game. David calls them out by showing what they're doing to cheat the system and make things unfair to legitimate and likely higher quality CBD and Hemp Oil extract salespeople and retailers across the country. CBD to buy should be pretty straight forward and even keeled. When we find people cheating with the product quality or similar, count on the folks at Hemp Oil Rockstar to speak up.

Hemp Day Video: David Pratt Carter is talking about Scammers in CBD

Editor's Note:

We've included a couple of images from websites known to sell over-priced and CBD weak products. We suggest if you come across an ad or similar which contains product images similar to those shown here, even if different brands, you should keep searching.

This is the standard sample image changed all the time by the scammer with CBD
CBD Scammers are making their way off with your money

CBD Scammer
Gummies CBD Scam or Snake Oil?

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A Great Source for your CBD Medical Info

CBD Products under Scrutiny by Researchers

Isn't CBD Oil just Another Form of "Snake Oil"?

It's amazing how many people have been deeply conditioned to believe that all things hemp are illegal and/or bad for you. Our government, for years, stood by the premise that hemp products are not helpful for us and they're not legal. When this set of laws got a "comeuppance" with the last Farm Bill, we saw a steady rise in acceptance of Hemp Extract and related products. Mainly it's due to the very clear understanding of many that CBD does HELP.

It's a good thing to do some basic research and learn that CBD is being studied as a potential "official" treatment for maladies as diverse as schizophrenia, insomnia and cancer. We've heard reports of people with conditions such as autism, PTSD, overall anxiety and others are ALSO successful with the use of CBD and Hemp Oil.

We love highlighting one study associated with PTSD coordinated by Dr. Esther Blessing, an assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine. She's coordinated a study of CBD as an effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and other related illnesses.

One aspect of CBD that has been underscored in a number of studies is that it's not easy to find the "overdose" point with CBD. A general result from taking too much CBD has been general malaise or short term GI distress. But this is typically found only with extreme dosing (greater than 3000mg at a dose for example).

As a handy resource for you and your friends, please consider sharing the handy database for the National Institutes of Health database. With this database, you can find more than 150 of studies involving CBD as a treatment for many different health situations.

You'll be pleased to learn that even our government has proven that CBD and Hemp Oil are effective in helping eliminate discomfort for so many people. Use the recent approval of Epidiolex by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana. It is also the first FDA approval of a drug for the treatment of patients with Dravet syndrome.

Plus, if you're worried about addiction and related problems, Administration of a therapeutic dose of CBD (750 mg) showed significantly low abuse potential in a highly sensitive population of polydrug users. So far, other studies show little to no addiction among Cannabidiol users.

Hemp Adaptives CBD-based Beauty

Will CBD Help with Anxiety?

It's acknowledged that Speaking In Public is one of the most common fears behind death and dying. If you were asked to go to the front of an auditorium and present information about a product or service your company is offering, you'd likely feel a wave of nervousness.

This is very common.

You may find that CBD does work and has been shown to help reduce anxiety. This could hold true for things such as:

  • Test Anxiety
  • Deal Negotiations
  • Public Speaking
  • Agoraphobia

As researchers continue their journey to determine the benefits and the drawbacks of compounds such as CBD, we will continue to report on it.

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The Opening of The Carolina Hemp Hut!

The Carolina Hemp Hut offers CBD and Hemp Oil for your Health. Buy CBD.

The Carolina Hemp Hut

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President Trump Gives Nod to Legalization

Donald Trump, President, Signed the Farm Bill into Law

President Donald Trump's Stance

In several speeches, President Donald Trump has indicated that State's rights would trump any Federal stance on Marijuana. This coincides with Sen. Mitch McConnell's direction to make CBD, as a constituent of the Hemp Industry, less regulated at the Federal level. We don't know for sure what the ultimate direction will be, but all things currently point to significant easing of regulations across the board.

Currently, North Carolina and other States have implemented pilot programs for legal growing of Hemp Plants (Industrial Hemp in NC) which can be used for manufacturing as well as for the production of CBD and related extracts. These extracts from the industrial hemp production have been proven useful in helping people heal faster and reduce or even eliminate many conditions. For more information on the health aspects of Industrial Hemp and the extracted CBD and other components, visit your favorite search engine (such as Google.com) and type "CBD" along with the condition you would like to research. For example, "CBD and Arthritis" is a useful search if you have arthritis. Another example is "CBD and anxiety" for those who suffer from some form of anxiety and currently need drugs such as Xanax or similar.

We will keep our readers updated as news becomes available.

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An Industrial Hemp Plant which is Legal to grow in NC

Industrial Hemp leads to Hemp Oil for Sale in Hemp Oil Rockstar
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We’re Growing!

Carolina Hemp Hut opens at the Streets at Southpoint Mall in Durham

The First CBD Oriented Kiosk will open in North Carolina at the Streets of Southpoint Mall

Southpoint Mall, Durham, NC  A shop known as The Carolina Hemp Hut that specializes in one of the active components in cannabis, but not the one that gets you high, will open at The Streets at Southpoint Mall as a Kiosk. The Hemp Oil Rockstar, also known as Mary Lòpez Carter, a local Realtor®, will open a kiosk near the Nordstrom’s and JC Penney stores at the mall. The shop's grand opening will be held Saturday, October 27.

Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is often shortened, is a chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant often produced by licensed Industrial Hemp growers and processors. The oil from the extract, also known as hemp oil, does not produce a psychoactive high like marijuana does. The active ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The legal limit of THC in any NC CBD store item is a maximum of .3% total THC.

Holistic health advocates claim there are many health benefits of using CBD. Such benefits may include abatement of some pain, reduction of inflammation, improved sleep plus anxiety relief among other claimed benefits. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of the claims of the benefits of using CBD.

Carter is a practicing Realtor® in the Triangle area and the co-owner of a regional Marketing company, Ideas Envy LLC.

The Grand Opening will feature specials on CBD Gummies and other edibles for adults. In addition, all customers will receive discount cards for future purchases.

Ms. Carter has long advocated for acceptance of CBD as an alternative to conventional drugs since her husband, David, was diagnosed with a recurring brain tumor. “CBD has been shown in scientific and medical journals as effective against many types of cancer and adverse health conditions. I’m glad the US Farm Bill allowed for further acceptance of Hemp and its non-psychoactive products.”

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Mary Lòpez Carter, Owner of "The Carolina Hemp Hut" and "Hemp Oil Rockstar" and Realtor® with her special pup, Ruger von Remington

UPDATES: March 1, 2019

We're in the works with our NEWEST Location at 137 Mayo Street in Hillsborough, NC. Our MALL LOCATION is no longer open full time (mall hours) BUT we are manning the sales there on an occasional basis. Our NEXT Shop Date for our Mall Location is March 16 and 17 in the Center Court area (in front of Nordstrom).

If you're in the Triangle Area and would like to visit with us at our Hillsborough TEMP location, give us a call at 855-HEMP-OIL and we will be happy to accommodate you! You can also get FREE SHIPPING for all orders over $40 anywhere in the USA if you apply promo code HempSaves to your cart at check-out. We know there's an 'Inconvenience' Factor as we're making these changes - but it's because of our wonderful customers that we're able to expand our services and locations! Thank you for everything!

We truly hope you're going to be able to visit us at the Mall Location (our dates and hours will always be posted on the Home Page of this site), our TEMP location in Hillsborough or our new Flagship Store at 137 Mayo Street beginning in Mid-March (depending on build out).

 

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Mary Lopez Carter announces Opening of New Dedicated Hemp Store in Durham, NC

CBD: Carolina Hemp Hut in Durham at the Streets at Southpoint Mall

The First CBD Oriented Kiosk will open in North Carolina at the Streets of Southpoint Mall

Southpoint Mall, Durham, NC  A shop known as The Carolina Hemp Hut that specializes in one of the active components in cannabis, but not the one that gets you high, will open at The Streets at Southpoint Mall as a Kiosk. The Hemp Oil Rockstar, also known as Mary Lòpez Carter, a local Realtor®, will open a kiosk near the Nordstrom’s and JC Penney stores at the mall. The shop's grand opening will be held Saturday, October 27.

Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is often shortened, is a chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant often produced by licensed Industrial Hemp growers and processors. The oil from the extract, also known as hemp oil, does not produce a psychoactive high like marijuana does. The active ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The legal limit of THC in any NC CBD store item is a maximum of .3% total THC.

Holistic health advocates claim there are many health benefits of using CBD. Such benefits may include abatement of some pain, reduction of inflammation, improved sleep plus anxiety relief among other claimed benefits. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of the claims of the benefits of using CBD.

Carter is a practicing Realtor® in the Triangle area and the co-owner of a regional Marketing company, Ideas Envy LLC.

The Grand Opening will feature specials on CBD Gummies and other edibles for adults. In addition, all customers will receive discount cards for future purchases.

Ms. Carter has long advocated for acceptance of CBD as an alternative to conventional drugs since her husband, David, was diagnosed with a recurring brain tumor. “CBD has been shown in scientific and medical journals as effective against many types of cancer and adverse health conditions. I’m glad the US Farm Bill allowed for further acceptance of Hemp and its non-psychoactive products.”

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Beware of Trial Offers in CBD

CBD Free Trial Offer Scammers

My Story About Star CBD

I'm writing this article (and filmed the accompanying video) based upon real-life experiences. The best stories are grounded in reality. Right?

If you've heard any of Mary Carter's (Mary Carter is my wife and she's the founder of Hemp Oil Rockstar and The Carolina Hemp Hut), then you may know that the primary reason she dove into the CBD world is because she was worried that my cancer would return. A little less than two years ago, Mary got me going with CBD Oil from a vendor recommended by an acquaintance. This new oil was very expensive (about $130 for less than a month's usage).

I was filling in time while watching a show with my wife. My iPad was in my lap and I was cruising the web in search of CBD for cheap. I found site that had all of the requisite language and pretty pictures. Star Trial CBD was calling me. It was late in the evening and to my benefit, I wasn't supposed to be buying anything. I didn't have my reading glasses on. I shouldn't have even considered looking at the ad for this CBD oil.

But, I did.

David Carter covers a big scammer, Star CBD

The Real Deal with CBD Trial Offers

The CBD Oil which you can buy from Hemp Oil Rockstar, Charlotte's Web and others is going to come from reputable farms, reputable refiners and from reputable retailers. SOME of the CBD that comes from some shops, however, leaves a lot to be desired.

Some retailers have been buying CBD oil in concentrate (from isolate or from spectrum). They take this relatively strong isolate and blend the CBD oil with various calculated amounts of things like MCT (think, cleaned up coconut oil), sunflower seed oil or another carrier oil. This process is actually normal. Again, the reputable vendors will make sure that their oil sold matches the strength and the content (you'd be surprised that the shady providers will often "water down" their oils to considerably less than the stated strength).

The Star brand of CBD Oil is from an isolate. It's also very weak (100 mg of CBD only). This means it's packaged with carrier oils. Thus, the 1 oz bottle that they package this oil within is really a 1 oz bottle of carrier oil with a drop or few of concentrated CBD Oil isolate. Gimmicky advertising and names like "Hemp Pure" or "Pure CBD" are therefore a bit misleading. It's not pure CBD Oil.

The Trial Offer programs will sign you up to a "buying club" of sorts with your trial offer. The prices of the various scamming offers on the web do vary, but they're typically around $5.00 a bottle.

Along comes the Spider

"Wow, CBD Oil for only $4.95?!" Yes, you can bet I was excited. With my addled view (recall that I didn't have my reading glasses on - so, screw the fine print) I could clearly see I get a bottle of CBD oil in a free bottle to try out. Well, I needed CBD oil - so SIGN ME UP!

Big mistake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star CBD is sold as a Trial Basis and Rips people off

When Free Isn't Free

I actually received the product that they had specified. However, it wasn't in a fancy cardboard box like it was in the photos on the web site. I didn't get crazy of this though. The product was the 100mg bottle of CBD oil. Just the bottle. I slid the bottle back into it's padded envelope and tossed it aside - I had lots of work to do and the bottle was not a priority.

A couple of weeks later, as I finally had some spare time, I opened the package again and read the bottle of CBD oil. It dawned on me that it was only 100 mg when I bought it. But, I figured that $5 was worth it. The $5 wasn't all though.

My credit card statement revealed that I was charged for the shipping and handling fee of $4.95. I also was charged a few days later for a "membership fee". Uh, what?

To add insult to injury, I receive a second bottle of 100mg oil and a shocking charge of nearly $100 on my Credit Card statement. This drove me to action. I ended up taking care of the transaction and canceling everything with the "staff" at this company (it was Star brand, but the call center sounds like a sweatshop filled with people taking complaint calls). The mail order company had a clever trial gimmick which captured people within a "club" which has a monthly fee and the product cost which was exorbitant.

I learned from this experience. Now I carefully read the terms and conditions of all "memberships" and order fine print. I grab my reading glasses when I see something that's "too good to be true." Since it's often too good to be true, I am safer being more of a stickler to the details.

If you'd like a list of Scam centered Trial Basis companies, let me know in the comments and I will get the list emailed to you. I keep making additions to the list - this way more people are aware.

Read about the Brighten CBD, Star, et al. Scam posts

This consumer was ripped off from AOH Health for $100+ : https://reportscam.com/844-280-9866

Another person, scammed by the "free trial offer" hidden language by AOH Health and Star CBD: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/aoh-health/pewaukee-wisconsin-53072/aoh-health-complete-fraud-unauthorized-charges-pewaukee-wisconsin-1419521

Here the Ripoff Reports continue with More scamming from the CBD Isolate Free Trial offer (100mg of CBD isolate for $100! That's NUTS!)

When we check the provided address for AOH, this is all we've found: https://www.spokeo.com/WI/Pewaukee/1405-Capitol-Dr/C

We discovered that this is a UPS Mailing location. Hmm. This means that Brighten CBD, Star and so many others who are scamming everyone with subpar CBD at exorbitant price levels and trial offer gimmicks are operating out of a UPS Store location. Yep, go into the UPS location and ask for the head honcho of Star CBD and they will stare at you like you have two heads.

We went through the web and researched further into the sites run buy the crooks at AOH health.

Star CBD

Star CBD

Star CBD Oil Review

https://healthfactsjournal.com/pure-cbd-oil-free-trial/

Notice the "Attractive Character" with blue stethoscope in many of the Scam sites (note, they change the color of the stethoscope in many of the images and switch the position of the character).

https://healthylivinglifefacts.com/pure-cbd-free-trial-cannabidiol/

Pure CBD

https://healthfactsreport.com/pure-cbd-free-trial-cannabidiol/

https://healthyproductsjournal.com/CBD-Oil-Natural-Medicine-For-Almost-Anything.php

https://www.easybodyfit.com/pure-cbd-oil-trial/

Pure CBD

https://diets-usa.com/cbd-pure-hemp-oil-reviews/

We tracked down Pure CBD at the following mail box:

  • Pure CBD Oil
    3933 E 29th St, Suite #506
    Tucson , Arizona
    USA
  • Phone: 888-821-2821

More Scam Reports from ThermoBurn Club - sellers of Spurious CBD Products: https://reportscam.com/thermoburnclubcom

The "thermo burn club" address is a Mail Box (Corporate Mail Forwarding) in Las Vegas:

  • Diet Supplements-ENSS 
    3960 Howard Hughes Pwky Ste 500
    Las Vegas, NV.
    United States

This tells us that the company isn't really "there". They get their complaint mail there, but nobody is actually in an office there.

Here's one thing you need to consider as well: If a company is offering a bottle of Hemp Oil Extract that is 30ml or larger for FREE, something fishy is going on.

A Partial List of Scam Offers for CBD Oil. Please, tell your friends that these sites are operated by slimy individuals who are using CBD as a way to take money from people dishonestly using all sorts of tricky methods instead of being straight up and honest.

  • Pure CBD
  • True CBD
  • Miracle CBD
  • Sky CBD
  • Assure CBD
  • Divine CBD
  • Pure Med CBD
  • Organix CBD
  • Isolate Direct CBD
  • CBD XRP
  • Optimal Choice CBD
  • Zen Labs CBD
  • Star CBD
  • Serene CBD
  • Serenity CBD