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Duke Faculty Chooses CBD

Duke University professor enjoys Carolina Hemp Hut THC-free CBD products

When it comes to aches and pains as we age, many of us are accustomed to simply attempting to shrug it off and dealing with it. You simply do not have to do this! At the Carolina Hemp Hut, we work to introduce people to more natural and simpler methods to assist in improving your level of comfort.

Duke Professor with Aches and Pains

A Duke University professor who lives near Durham Academy in Colony Park neighborhood of Durham ventured into the Carolina Hemp Hut – Durham location this past week to explore options for muscle and joint discomfort from gardening and occasional tennis. She was concerned about THC in the product due to possible drug testing. She was able to consult with one of our trained Cannabis Consultants and learned of several ways to ease the discomfort she was facing nearly daily. When this Duke Faculty member Chooses CBD, she chooses a Broad Spectrum muscle rub from Kalki, available at the Hut.

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Cannabis, specifically Hemp, has a track record of providing relief of discomfort for many over the ages. It has been used since before recorded history as a natural medicine. Until recently, it was more of a mystery as to why it helped people. It was not until the 20th century that researchers discovered the more significant botanical compounds such as Delta-9 THC and Cannabidiol (CBD). The discoveries have led more researchers to dedicate more resources to determining more beneficial aspects available from the cannabis family.

Since the medicinal compound of Delta-9 THC is also a psychoactive ingredient within cannabis, many people are concerned since the Federal government banned the use of cannabis. Many are also concerned about whether they will face issues at work or from law enforcement for buying Hemp products.

In 2018, the US Farm Bill made the cultivation, distribution, and sale of Hemp products legal. Now that CBD and other hemp-derived compounds and products are available at stores such as the Carolina Hemp Hut, people can find over-the-counter solutions.

Customers such as the esteemed Duke professor are often presented with an array of cannabis product options which have anecdotal support and related medical research. Most typically, products that are useful for addressing the discomfort as described above from aging and activity include:

    • Balms, Salves, Lotions, and Ointments (topical products)
    • Drops or Tinctures (sublingual products)
    • Gummies, edibles, and capsules (oral products)

I never knew I would be able to find something to help me stop my sciatica pain without Oxycodone or Gabapentin being involved. I started taking Hemp Oil [sic} from the Durham CBD Hut [Carolina Hemp Hut] and found I only had a little pain left. I was happy to find an inexpensive natural solution to pharmaceutical products.

J. Ingraham, Durham, NC

When customers desire the most direct benefit, we have discovered that people prefer to use the topical products if the pain and aches are on their extremities or back/shoulders. When the discomfort is originating from inflammation such as arthritis or other conditions, then the sublingual or oral routes are preferred.

Since the Carolina Hemp Hut stores provide a larger variety of each of these product categories that most stores in the State of North Carolina, we can provide a range of options for them that allow for better affordability with consideration of premium quality brands, natural ingredients, and strength (in milligrams) or size of product. Our customers are given the needed education to assist them in making the most informed decisions for their hemp health.

Bona Vida Hemp Body Butter with Full Spectrum CBD
Premium Bona Vida Hemp™ Body Butter

 

For those customers wishing to steer clear of Delta-9 THC, we offer wonderful THC-Free products from various manufacturers such as Hemplucid’s Kalki, CBD Infusionz, Canna River, and Bona Vida Hemp. These products are made from Isolated CBD instead of the full spectrum hemp extracts that are used in so many other products. This allows for the fine benefits of naturally occurring CBD (cannabidiol) without the worry of Delta-9 THC. If you have concerns over drug-testing for THC, it is still a good idea to avoid all forms of Cannabis, even those with zero THC. This is simply because urinalysis tests as opposed to blood tests are more apt to show incorrectly that you are a consumer of illicit drugs when you may not be at all.

The Duke University students and faculty who visit the Carolina Hemp Hut store on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard (15/501) have already learned many of the products offered by the team and appreciate the wide selection.

Two enterprising students at Duke University convinced the marketing team at Carolina Hemp Hut to create a special discount code for students and faculty for online orders. The promo code was designed to be only for those “in the know” at Duke. One of the students told their professor about the “secret discount” and they visited the Durham Carolina Hemp Hut store.

Thanks to the Duke students, another professor engaged the CBD Consultant on duty to discuss his back pain. The enterprising professor was able to pick up a jar of soothing salve from Hemp Adaptives™ which may be the best natural reliever of discomfort for back pain. Again, Duke faculty chooses CBD from Carolina Hemp Hut.

When addressing pains and and aches, CBD may be an answer to the discomfort you feel. Whether you have discomfort from Anxiety or from Pain and Aches, you may be able to match topical CBD, ingestible CBD (such as Full Spectrum CBD edibles), Capsules, and the mainstay from the land of CBD, drops.

The population of Duke Faculty members and students visiting Carolina Hemp Hut is significant. Maybe there is a reason they bypass grocery stores and vape stores with CBD and each chooses CBD from the Hut instead.

When it comes to investigating products for your health concerns with the aid of botanical products, the team at each of the Carolina Hemp Hut stores is prepared and educated in the spectrum of cannabinoid products available. When you’re driving down Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard (15/501) in Durham, it is a good idea to stop by the Hut for a preview of some of our wonderful products. Our shop is not far from the Durham Academy campus and Duke University. You’ll be impressed with the enormous selection. 

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We hear more about cannabinoids such as Delta-8 THC and many people are curious. The Team at the Carolina Hemp Hut stores takes the time to break down what Delta-8 is and what it may do for you and your health.

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The Coronavirus Face Mask Story

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The Custom Coronavirus Face Mask

Many people across the world are seeking better ways to protect themselves from infection with the Coronavirus. Across the United States, people have been searching for ways to prevent themselves and their family members from becoming another of the statistics with an infection or worse. This is why so many people have expressed concern over whether they need to protect themselves with a Coronovirus Face Mask of any sort.

Politics aside, we understand that authorities have spoken against the face masks for civilian usage against possible Coronavirus and for the use of face masks. People are taking it upon themselves to follow the practices in place in other countries by arming themselves with some barrier of protection against infection. People search for “how to make a face mask with fabric” and “pattern for face mask” to find the perfect face mask for Coronavirus 19. We’re advised that even the acclaimed N95 masks are not foolproof tools to prevent infection. With this stated, why even use a face mask at all?

The use of a Coronavirus Face Mask is difficult for many authorities to agree upon but the clear advantages of having a face mask at all are:

  1. A face covering of any sort causes the wearer to think twice about touching their face, thus possibly introducing the virus from their hand to their nasal cavity.
  2. A mask constructed of two layers of heavyweight cotton or similar with a with a thread count of at least 180 acts as some barrier to possible infectious material.
  3. Wearing a face mask helps others stay clear by alerting them of your level of caution

While each of these can be deconstructed and critiqued far more, the gist is that people can boost their protection level simply by wearing a suitable covering for their mouths and noses whenever in public and in some cases, at home. This is what led our esteemed team member, Jenni Sniffen, to create the prototype Coronavirus face mask for use in the local community of Hillsborough where the Flagship store of the Carolina Hemp Hut is located.

image of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Jenni is our lead budtender in our Hillsborough Flaghship store for Carolina Hemp Hut. She’s also the assistant barista at the adjoining Cafe Cusco coffee bar. You could easily say she’s a fan of serving people and helping others. Her project with the Coronavirus Face Masks began after a quick visit to the local grocery store where she met a local nurse.  Since Jenni is a very skilled seamstress already, her crafty nature moved into high gear. Her project included research into multiple variations of the face masks patterns found online. Only a few actually met the recommended guidelines from medical authorities. She erred on the side of caution and chose a design which had both comfort and a high level of protection built in.

Pattern for Face Mask

Since the Coronavirus Face Mask users are likely to wear the mask over extended periods, it was important to ensure that the masks were comfortable. This is why Jenni built several prototypes and tested them for comfort. It was discovered that the elastic cord masks, as often found in commercially available masks, were fully functional but often led to discomfort from binding or “too tight” of a fit. The cloth ties used in the final product ensure that the wearer is able to adjust to a secure yet comfortable fit. Jenni also tested other aspects of the construction until she crafted a suitable final prototype (as visible in the photo of Mary Lopez Carter).

Now, the entire team at the Carolina Hemp Hut stores is involved in manufacturing and distributing these hand-crafted face masks. Several people sewing, a couple of people in logistics and two handling procurement and operations means the Carolina Hemp Hut stores are building a structure for handing hundreds of masks a week. None of these masks are manufactured in China or abroad. The team agreed that this would be a Local operation to ensure that local jobs were maintained.

Thanks to the overall project plan, the entire staff of Carolina Hemp Hut was saved from a possible layoff due to the COVID19 pandemic concern. Now, the team is working to secure better health outcomes for their customers beyond the use of healthy hemp products.

“I’m just glad I’m able to lead the charge to help more people who aren’t going to buy our CBD and other products. Now we’re helping people who are skeptical about the benefits of hemp. They’re not skeptical about protection from COVID,” said Jenni when asked what made her happy with her new-found success. “I really started to help local healthcare workers and some at-risk homebound patients, now we’re helping the country in our own small way. This makes me really happy. It’s just great that a simple vision was turned into something really big by just a few caring and hard-working people.”

“The entire operation for the Face Mask production evolved from a whiteboard to reality in less than a week. Every member of the regular Hemp team has had a hand in producing masks for people. From cutting fabric to sewing to packing for shipment, everyone has jumped in at our little store in Hillsborough. Big things are happening to help others and I couldn’t be more pleased,” said Mary Lopez Carter, founder of the Carolina Hemp Hut stores. “I’m shocked that there are so many people calling and messaging us online. Our Facebook inbox on our page is swamped with people looking for masks. It’s a really good problem in that we had the forethought to start building the structure to help people before it became a big problem across our country. I’m just hopeful someone in government doesn’t change their mind and decide people don’t need to have face masks. It’s been so confusing already for people.”

Mary Lopez Carter, Founder of Carolina Hemp Hut stores

Jenni Sniffen, Coronavirus 19 Face Mask project manager for Carolina Hemp Hut stores

Jenni Sniffen, Coronavirus 19 Face Mask project manager for Carolina Hemp Hut stores

Some Important Tips on the Face Masks

To ensure long lasting quality of your face mask, it’s important to follow the following guidelines:

  1. Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask.
  2. Keep your mask clean. You can use a spray of Hydrogen Peroxide (this may bleach the mask) on the inside of the mask. Leave the mask for 48hrs in a paper bag for it to dry while allowing the gasses from the spray to escape. You may also wash the mask in your washing machine (gentle cycle is best) with suitable detergent. Dishwasher may also be used but may bleach the mask. Be sure to bundle the ties to prevent damage from moving parts.
  3. Wear your mask properly. Don’t move your mask to the top of your head or below your chin. When you wear it on your face, it’s more effective in blocking pathogens. If you move it around, it’s bound to come in contact with more pathogens. When wearing bring the mask to your nose level and place the ties over the crown of your head and secure with a bow (knot).
  4. Mold or pinch the stiff nose piece to the shape of your nose. Then take the bottom ties, one in each hand, and secure with a bow at the nape of your neck.
  5. Carefully pull the bottom of the mask over your mouth and chin and check to be sure there are no gaps.

We recommend multiple masks for each person or frequent washing whenever possible. If you get multiple masks, we’re going to continue to stock and custom craft fashion-oriented masks. This will give our customers variety with more options for daily wear.

Since every mask is now made to order, people are getting more choices in the coming weeks with more fabric choices and other options. It’s important to note that all mask orders will take about 2-4 days for processing to allow for full crafting time. Patience is appreciated. The team will continue to provide email updates to all customers as orders are received and processed.

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Who do you think is the Best Hemp Store in Orange County (NC)?

The News of Orange County has selected Carolina Hemp Hut as the Best CBD Supplier

Community Group in Facebook for Orange County is seeking the BEST

One of our users notified us that a local Community Group page in Facebook has a poll in Twitter for “Best Hemp Store in Orange County”. Since We’ve already been selected by the News of Orange for this category, we figured we’d do our best to defend this bestowed title. In addition to our normal excellent level of Customer Service and Great Hemp Product pricing we have, we’re going to do our best to stay out in the community and help everyone find better health.

Work with us now by simply responding to this simple poll (informal) with a vote for Carolina Hemp Hut! Then ReTweet your vote.

Thanks in advance for your support too!

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote too!

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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.

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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Hemp Day Video: Drug Testing could Get you Fired for CBD, Learn what to do First!

What happens when you get Drug Tested when taking CBD?

What Can Your HR Department do?

Let’s say you’re working for Corporate America. No harm there, unless your organization has a habit of doing drug testing. The typical drug test seeks to discover whether you’re taking illegal drugs such as Cocaine, Meth, Marijuana and CBD.

Wait, what?

Not really. CBD or Cannibidiol isn’t actively targeted in the drug testing in nearly all test kits available. However, most of us know that THC is the targeted “drug” from Hemp or Marijuana. The people who take the time to understand the biology associated with Hemp understand that CBD is NOT the psychoactive component within the Hemp plant.

It’s been shown where THC is beneficial to our health. This article isn’t to sing the praises of THC, but I suggest that you search within Google or another search engine for benefits of THC from medical publications (use PubMed in the search string).

Mary Lòpez Carter has been advocating for broader acceptance of CBD in the workplace. Because some CBD products contain THC (legal limit of .3% THC), it’s possible some drug tests will “pop” for showing THC in your system. Are you a drug user at this point? Not really. You have part of the overall spectrum of cannabinoids in your system. CBD = Good. THC = Bad. According to the law.

As mentioned before, THC has been shown to be beneficial (visit the reports). But if you have it in your system, you could be in dire straights with your employer if you test positive for it – including when your CBD has a very small amount of THC in it. How can you avoid the trouble of CBD (especially the “full spectrum oils which also include THC in trace amounts)?

Proactive Steps for You to Follow

It’s Key to Be Proactive.

  1. Speak with your Medical Professional and Get a Note detailing you’re taking CBD Oil.
  2. Inform your HR department (great if done in writing, paper trail) and show the Dr. Note.
  3. Buy trusted CBD Oil that may be full spectrum, but offers below the legal limit of .3% THC

In my video, I mentioned a very exciting product coming soon to Hemp Oil Rockstar. It’s a No THC Full Spectrum offering. For those of you who are purists in the terminology, you’re likely to argue that “No, this is broad spectrum” and you may be correct from your viewpoint. We’re glad that there’s technology that allows for the full entourage effect without people worrying over whether they will “pop” in drug tests. Be on the look out soon for our Zero THC products at Hemp Oil Rockstar and Carolina Hemp Huts.

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WRAL Covers Benefits of CBD Oil

WRAL continues to Cover CBD shops and CBD products like those at Carolina Hemp Hut

Raleigh, NC News Station Covers North Carolina and CBD

In a recent on air piece (and online), entitle “5 ON YOUR SIDE: What is Cannabidiol? The ABCs OF CBD”, WRAL of Raleigh, NC summarized some of the benefits people seek with the aid of CBD (shortened form of the word cannibidiol). Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/consumer reporter, revealed that many North Carolinians are embracing CBD to help with health conditions such as anxiety, epilepsy and other conditions.

We’re happy to be a leader in the Triangle Area for CBD sales since we opened our Online Store with Hemp Oil Rockstar and our Online and Streets at Southpoint Mall Store, Carolina Hemp Hut.

Mary Lòpez Carter, the founder of Hemp Oil Rockstar and the Carolina Hemp Hut stores, started selling hemp oil products in 2017 after she did copious research into products which would help her husband, David Pratt Carter, beat cancer (he had a malignant intracranial tumor). She discovered the promising impact of CBD on people’s health. She opened Hemp Oil Rockstar online in early 2018. Soon after finding success with Hemp Oil Rockstar, she leaded space at the Streets at Southpoint mall in Durham, NC to establish a more permanent location to help people of the community with better health options. On October 19, 2018, Mary and her team opened Carolina Hemp Hut in the mall (located near the Microsoft Store). Mary and the team continue to educate consumers with information from scientists, researchers and medical professionals on the benefits of hemp oil extracts.

Even though the Federal Laws on CBD are contradictory, Mary vows to continue bringing 100% Farm Bill Compliant (less than .3% THC) products to North Carolinians in her stores.

“I’m essentially a good health activist. I want to make sure that people know what the studies have revealed about CBD and Hemp Products and I educate them on the products that are legally available to them,” said Mary in a recent interview.

Mary Lòpez Carter also produces educational videos for YouTube and Podcasts entitled “Hemp Day” to assist people in making educated choices with CBD products and avoid scams.

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Hemp Oil for Pets: We Want to Help You Keep You Pets Healthy too!

Dosing a Pet: CBD is useful to help pets age comfortably

Pets are Family Too!

Americans love their pets. Across the country, people spend far more on their pets than you may imagine. Pets become part of the family. Doesn’t it make sense to take care of ALL of your family members? You may know someone who already takes Hemp Oil or hemp oil extract for HUMANS. Did you know that it’s available for Pets too? Hemp Oil for Pets is becoming far more popular than ever.

CBD and Hemp Oil Extracts (full Spectrum CBD/Hemp Oil) are beneficial to PETS too. Most Hemp Oils for Pets, when properly dosed, can last quite a while – thus making it very cost effective for you to take care of your furry family members with CBD. This is why we offer Hemp Oil for Pets. Not only are there great oil-based products, but there are chewy and crunchy healthful products too!

We currently carry Dog Tinctures in three different strengths: Small Dog (pets weighing 0 to 9 lbs), Medium Dog (pets weighing 10 to 40 lbs.), and Large Dog (pets over 40 lbs.).

 

Did you know you can keep your favorite furry friends Healthier with CBD/Hemp Oil Extracts?

CBD earns Toys for Your Pet!

For a LIMITED time, we’re shipping a FREE chew toy with EACH order of our Pet specific CBD/Hemp Oil Extract. Your furry family member will enjoy the gift! If you don’t wish to have the toy, you can specify at the time of order or simply give the free chew toy to your local pet shelter or SPCA. Offer is available while supplies last.

Your Pets need CBD too
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Buy CBD from Legitimate and Tested CBD providers, not from Scammers like Brighten CBD and Star CBD

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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.

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CBD Scammers are making their way off with your money

CBD Scammer
Gummies CBD Scam or Snake Oil?

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Do You know Carolina Hemp Hut?

What we Offer our Fans!

Specialties

We offer Hemp-based supplements and treats to help people establish better health. Our items are all 100% Farm Bill compliant. Many of our products are USDA Certified Organic so our customers can be assured we’re offering “clean” products. We strive to keep our products affordable for all.

History

Established in 2018.

Mary Lòpez Carter founded Hemp Oil Rockstar in early 2018 after she did copious research into products which would help her husband, David Pratt Carter, beat cancer (he had a malignant intracranial tumor). She discovered the promising impact of CBD on people’s health. Soon after finding success with Hemp Oil Rockstar, she rented space at the Streets at Southpoint mall in Durham, NC to establish a more permanent location to help people of the community with better health options. On October 19, 2018, Mary and her team opened Carolina Hemp Hut in the mall (located near the Microsoft Store). Mary and the team continue to educate consumers with information from scientists, researchers and medical professionals on the benefits of hemp oil extracts.

Meet the Business Owner

Mary C.

Business Owner

Mary Lòpez Carter appreciates people and wants more people to secure better health and a higher quality of life. She’s has a heart for serving and strives to assist people whenever possible. Her journey with the Carolina Hemp Hut began as a result of her desire to help her husband beat cancer. She continues that journey and hopes to bring other people along the path to better health.