Hello all, Dawn here again your ever chatty A Clean Cigarette blogger. I am very excited about today’s blog. We are going to do something here at A Clean Cigarette we have never done before. Introduce a new product to our stores. CBD Oil.
In the nearly 9 years we have been in business we have only sold one thing. The A Clean Cigarette cartridge based cig-a-like. We have become experts in our product and we have never had an interest in other products. That is still kind of true.
Let me explain what I mean.
When we heard about CBD here at A Clean Cigarette we were skeptical. Like I said, we had our product and we were not looking for another. But as the years past, more and more of us heard stories of the good that CBD is doing. Not only is it reported to help with things like pain, stress, anxiety and other medical related issues. It was also reported to help with addiction cravings…..Our ears perked up.
While we listened and looked at research more and more folks were claiming that CBD had helped them. Then the great news happened. Suddenly folks were talking about how CBD Oil had helped their loved ones who are battling with opioid addiction. Wow. Could it be true?
We were not sure but we felt we owed it to our ACC community to learn what we could. So we did. And we loved what we learned. But we still had a dilemma. Remember that I said we only have one product? That was on purpose and we were not sure we should step away from that. Even for a product that looked as helpful and promising as CBD oil. It was going to take some convincing to get everyone on board.
The big CBD Oil based questions were:
- Where would we get it?
- Can we guarantee we can get a safe product?
- What kind of products?
- Can we put it on our shelves without loosing who were are?
- Green Roads
Deciding who to go with was sooo important for us. After many months (nearly 2 years) of trying products (Ya, I know it’s a rough life. 😉 ) and talking to companies, we decided to go with Green Roads for a variety of reasons. Those reasons included the typical stuff like great quality, 3rd party lab testing, Pharmacist formulated, clean room certified and all the typical bells and whistles you can expect from a supplier that A Clean Cigarette would use. But by far what set Green Roads apart from the other CBD oil companies was it’s founder’s story.
One of the co/founders is a recovering opioid addict (Another victim of prescribed pain pills after an injury). He says he used CBD in Colorado to help him with his addiction but when he went back to Flordia, his home state, there was none to be found. So he called a friend. That friend happened to be a pharmacist who knew his battle and wanted to help him as well as others like him. They teamed up and what they have built is all about the customer and the Good that CBD oil can do. Just the kind of folks A Clean Cigarettette can get behind.
Thanks to the amazing work that Green roads does we can say that it is as safe as a CBD product can be. They go to great lengths to ensure that not only each product is 3rd party lab tested but each batch too. Then they go the extra mile by including a scan code on the packaging of every product. That code can be scanned by most smartphones and will show you the 3rd party lab analysis for the batch of product in the box you scan. That exact batch! How cool is that?
- Only 3 products as of now, CBD oil, capsules, and pain cream.
What we did not want is a billion CBD vape flavors in our displays. We did not want to go from the A Clean Cigarette that we are to a “head shop” mentality. With this product and with these product choices we did not have to. But at the same time we understand how good these products can be for our customers, so we took a minimalistic approch. Here is a sneak peek:
CBD Oil Product One:
What the manufacturer has to say: Every Green Roads product is infused with hemp-derived CBD, extracted from the hemp plant via supercritical CO2 extraction, then winterized to purify the concentrated CBD and purge all unwanted plant products/cannabinoids from the final product. In addition, our Relief Cream is infused with menthol, chamomile extract, and lavender oil to bring you the relief you need and the pleasant aroma you desire, without leaving a greasy residue behind.
CBD Oil Product Two:
What the manufacturer has to say: At Green Roads World our CBD capsules for sale are formulated by a board-certified pharmacist with over twenty plus years in the industry. We take pride in the processing of our cannabis capsules ensuring that each and every capsule carries 25mg of our broad-spectrum pharmacist formulated Cannabidiol oil. All of the broad spectrum CBD oil you are looking for, in a capsule for a familiar delivery system. With our CBD oil you can treat it as a plant, just add water! All that is needed in order to get the CBD concentrations is to swallow the pill.
What the manufacturer has to say: Green Roads 350 MG CBD Oil is the original sublingual created by Green Roads half a decade ago. This is the perfect ‘medium’ size CBD product, with a moderate dosage of 23 MG per 1 ML dropper. Every batch of our 350 MG CBD Oil is lab tested, ensuring what’s on the label matches precisely to what’s in the bottle.
All Green Roads products are handcrafted with only the highest quality hemp-derived CBD. Green Roads utilizes CO2 supercritical fluid extraction to ensure that no unwanted cannabinoids end up in CBD product concentrate
Three simple products with simple packaging intended to help folks not look cool. These are products we can roll with. Plus as an added bonus ALL Green Roads products are proudly Made in the USA!
SO when we thought about how to keep us, us while introducing CBD this is what we decided.
We are A Clean Cigarette. We are a cartridge based cig-a-like sold by smokers to smokers. So after this blog don’t expect us to talk much about CBD Oil products. They will be on our shelves and we are happy to help folks with them, but they are just a side product. Not our focus, just a little help to get to the goals of our focus.
When you walk into an A Clean Cigarette we will not point out the CBD products. If you are interested let us know. If not no worries we will not be bothering you or push the products.
In fact, to get started we are only putting CBD oil products on the shelves of 11 of our 20 stores. We will most likely expand to the rest of the store but right now only 11.
The tentative list of 11: (Subject to change please call location ahead of time.)
N. Michigan Road Location
Bay Rd Location
Elmwood Road Location
Will not be available in online store at this time.
So when will all this happen? Very soon. Expect CBD oil products to be on select A Clean Cigarette shelves in the next couple of weeks. Certainly by the end of January 2018.
So there you have it. Big news from A Clean Cigarette and bigger news for the folks we get to help. If you are not a current A Clean Cigarette brand e-cigarette user but you would like to be or would like more information feel free to visit www.acleancigarette.com. Thank you so much for stopping in today! You are very appreciated!