Rosebud CBD aims to source high-quality, organic CBD oil to customers in the United States while serving as an educational resource on the facts, myths, laws, and stigmas in the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries.
To date, the majority of what we know about sex and cannabis is based on anecdotal evidence. Researchers at Stanford conducted the largest study to date on how cannabis impacts sexual activity. Pulling over two decades of data from the ongoing National Survey of Family Growth, they compiled information provided by 28,176 women and 22,943 men. The survey respondents had an average age of 30 and were weekly consumers of cannabis. In comparison with non-consumers, men reported 22% more sex, while women reported 34% more activity. Interestingly, the respondents who reported more than weekly cannabis use had an even higher increase in sexual frequency. The study didn’t inquire whether cannabis enhanced their sex lives, but one can reasonably assume that it does.
Anandamide: The Bliss Molecule
Have you ever heard of anandamide? It’s an endocannabinoid that is produced naturally in our bodies; interestingly, it has a similar chemical structure to THC. Fun fact: anandamide is named after ‘ananda’ - the Sanskrit word for bliss. Recent studies illustrate that happiness and anandamide are more intrinsically linked than we realized, hence the name. It would only make sense the "bliss molecule" would increase a blissful sensation during sex.
Teaera Roland FNP-BC CARN-AP MSN is a holistic medical practice owner who offers state-approved continuing education courses for medical professionals specializing in cannabinoid medicine. Teaera shared her professional insight with us. “For females, sex is multidimensional. Stereotypical and anecdotally, to women, sex can be more mental. So, activation of the CB1 receptors, aligning neurotransmitters and allowing for more available dopamine, would allow her to be more "in the moment" and, therefore, able to climax more easily and actually have a stronger and longer climax. Activating CB2 receptors can allow for a stronger message of touch to be sent to the brain.”
Men vs. women: the biological advantage
Researchers at the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia recently studied how cannabis can impact women’s libido. They discovered that cannabis-infused topicals can positively increase sexual stimulation and arousal in women. The study illustrated that there is a significant relationship between the concentration of endocannabinoids and sexual arousal in females. The science is not yet conclusive, but you could extrapolate that when we aren’t producing a high enough concentration of endocannabinoids, we can supplement with phytocannabinoids, resulting in a positive increase in sexual health. So ladies, if you’re looking to get down with ya bad self, light up and get after it!
So, where does that leave us?
Here at Rosebud, we believe in a well-balanced cannabis diet. Teaera left us with an expert tip, “Too much THC can induce anxiety and take away from the mood at times. Be strain specific. A strong indica will make a piece of chocolate and a pillow way more enticing than a naked body.”
Though the dawn of a new green era is upon us, truth be told, there just hasn’t been a ton of research done on the link between cannabis and sex. We’re optimistic that this will change in the near future, but for now, we say… experiment your hearts out! ’Tis the season for love after all.
Introducing: Rosebud CBD
We are so excited to introduce you to one of the most versatile products we've found to date — Rosebud CBD's tincture!
Rosebud CBD oil is made from CBD-rich hemp flowers grown on US soil under the Oregon sun. Rosebud's CBD-rich tincture is comprised of CO2 derived hemp extract mixed with fractionated coconut oil and is pesticide, herbicide and solvent free. In addition, the people behind the brand are truly wonderful people who are on a mission to help get this medicine into the hands of patients who need it across the entire country.
Luxurious Weed Wedding Inspiration
(With A Spliff Bar!)
By Claire Eliza
Guess what, lovelies – “weed weddings” aren’t just for hippies anymore. Our friends at High Herstory (a women-centric cannabis brand and hilarious web series) have produced the most luxurious, high-style, same-sex wedding inspiration that will prove that the cannabis and wedding markets are about to go wild!
I had the pleasure myself (Claire Eliza) to photograph the hip and elegant scene and was tickled with all the new, creative wedding ideas. CBD oils to calm those wedding nerves, THC chocolate favors for guests, a weed-laced wedding cake (of course!), marijuana inspired fashion, elegant yet functional bong vases, and of course, the pièce de résistance – the spliff bar.
Best of all, most of these ideas are executed in such a fashionable and understated way, we doubt Grandma Jean would even notice.
Orrrr that migraine relief, that menstrual cramp ender, that insomnia helper. Some of us get our recreational kicks from weed, some of us use its derivatives for pain management (or even beauty? We’ll explore that.), and some of us (*cough cough*Jeff Sessions) think it should be banned everywhere, but we think he’s, um . . . wrong.
SO LET’S TALK STONERS, CBD, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.
For our family, summer means baseball games, exploring new cities, and living in a tiny apartment. My husband is a professional baseball coach, and from April to August, the kids and I leave our home in Texas to spend the summer wherever he’s coaching that year. This is our third summer in Visalia, California, the “gateway to the Sequoias.”
Visalia can get hot and dusty, but we love being able to escape to the mountains in under an hour, or to the beach in two. As a hub for agriculture, we can always find fresh strawberries, local honey, and the very best garlic.
So far the weather has been gorgeous, but heat is inevitably settling in, so we will be spending most of our time in the pool or in the air-conditioned library (our favorite spot). When the days get long, and the apartment feels even smaller than before, there are a few things that I turn to.
It’s well known that CBD oil is extracted from hemp plants, but it’s sometimes unclear how this cannabis derivative may affect drug test results. Drug screenings are searching for another compound—THC, or the primary psychoactive element in cannabis strains. Fortunately for CBD enthusiasts, it’s unlikely to cause a false positive on a drug test, but it’s not entirely unheard of.
If you have consumed or inhaled marijuana extracts that are THC-heavy, it’s possible that CBD consumption may prolong the existence of THC in your system. In this case, it may take longer than expected for lingering traces of THC to leave your body. Although when used on its own, CBD oil shouldn’t result in a positive test result for THC, since there is less than 0.3 percent of the compound in hemp and CBD products.
Although CBD has an ineffective amount of THC that won’t get you high, some say that it may alter drug test results if you take too much in a short amount of time. It is improbable, but Remedy Review notes that doses exceeding 2,000mg of CBD or more in one day might result in a false positive. However, this amount of CBD use is uncommon for one person to use in a day, and you’d probably be reducing the effectiveness of the oil. To put this into perspective, you’d have to use 2 full bottles of Rosebud’s strongest CBD oil, which is highly unlikely—a few drops usually does the trick.
The best way to ensure that a drug test is unaffected by CBD is to make sure that the products you are using have an accurate ingredient list, and lab test results to back this up. Third party testing offers some transparency to see exactly what you’re putting in your body, which is important information for any wellness supplement. It’s also necessary to follow proper dosing guidelines to get the most benefit out of CBD oil.
From facial masks and body rubs to bath bombs and disposable vapes, there’s no shortage of ways to get cannabidiol (CBD) out of the plant and into your body. On Aug. 16 at the Lobby Bar of The Breslin in New York City’s Ace Hotel, they did it the old-fashioned way: baked it into brownies and stirred it into cocktails.
It was a big night for Alexis Rosenbaum, whose Rosebud CBD oil was the main ingredient in the brownies and cocktails. Rosenbaum launched Rosebud in April. Passionate and ambitious, she separated herself in a crowded and largely unregulated market by obsessing over ingredients, process, and supply.
Show up with CBD infused treats this holiday season to help your friends and family feel calm, cool and collected. Together with chef Angie Marin we made these delicious spiced pumpkin and maple cookies. They taste like a scone and a chewy cookie had a delicious, little chill baby. This recipe yields three dozen cookies, each with about 3.5mg of CBD.
For the cookies:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-5 full droppers of Rosebud 350mg CBD oil
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
For the maple glaze:
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
¼ to full dropper of Rosebud 350mg CBD oil (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Add egg, vanilla extract, and CBD oil. Beat until combined. Mix in the pumpkin and maple syrup until smooth. Gradually add half of the flour mixture, scrape sides down and add the remaining flour. Be careful not to overmix - you want to just get to the point where you don’t see any remaining dry flour. Stir in the oats.
Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. If you’d like flatter cookies, dip finger into small amount of water or oil and just lightly press the cookies down a bit. Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Set the cookies aside the cool. In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, powdered sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, milk, and CBD oil (if using). Whisk until smooth. The more milk you add the thinner the glaze will be. Depends on your preference. I like a thicker glaze!
Drizzle maple glaze over cooled cookies. If you can resist, let sit until glaze hardens.
The holidays can be stressful. We get it! This holiday season, mellow out with our homemade Rosebud CBD infused marshmallows. We love to add them to a warm cup of hot cup of cocoa, but these delicious, relaxing treats can be added to just about anything, or eaten straight from the pan!
We partnered up with Ellie Zitsman, head of research and development at one of our favorite ice cream shops, Van Leeuwen, to bring you these amazing Rosebud CBD infused marshmallows. Ellie is a graduate of Natural Gourmet Institute, where the importance of health and wellness is prioritized in food. From there, she found her footing as a chef working the line at high-end kitchens in NYC, while moonlighting as a pastry chef and recipe developer at 99th Floor, an edibles company that curates underground infused dining experiences. When she's not developing delicious new ice cream flavors, she still loves to play hostess, and particularly enjoys a yummy brunch friends and family.
She says, “Rosebud CBD oil is the real deal. I love that it’s ethically sourced and third party lab tested, but honestly, I love working with other kick-ass women on things I feel passionately about.” To make your own CBD infused marshmallows at home, re-create Ellie’s recipe by following the directions below: