Are you looking for ways to enhance your movie and TV-viewing experience? Well, look no further, because “CBD and chill” is the new wave of the movie-watching, folks. Pairing CBD with some of your favorite tv shows and films not only gives you an underlying sense of chill, but it also works wonders for some of those intense moments that leave your stomach knotted up in suspense.
Let’s talk about a few ways you can CBD and chill, but first, let’s discuss some of the basics, so we’re all on the same page.
What Is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid, also known as cannabidiol. It’s one of many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, but CBD, in particular, is non-psychoactive since it contains less than 0.3% THC. In short, this means it won’t get you high, so you don’t have to worry about any of the uncomfortable feelings that may generate (mainly if you’re not accustomed to THC’s effects).
There are a few different types of CBD products you’ll run across when you’re shopping for CBD — full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolates. Full spectrum embodies all of the naturally occurring compounds found in the hemp plant; hence, why it’s referred to as “full spectrum” with whole-plant benefits.
Whole plant benefits mainly refer to the “entourage effect.” This occurs when all of the naturally occurring compounds have the opportunity to work synergistically to produce a deeper level of effects for you. With broad spectrum and CBD isolate options, a second extraction removes the trace amounts of THC and some of the cannabinoid content at times.
You still get some of the “entourage effect,” but it’s a lighter version when it comes to those intensified therapeutic benefits.
CBD has swept the nation and the world, for that matter. Millions of people worldwide see CBD for the benefits it’s capable of incorporating into their lives, even when it comes to movie night.
Let’s look at some of the best ways to include CBD with your chill time.
CBD Gummies for the Main Attraction
Most of us have cuddled up with a big bag of gummy bears during a feature presentation, but CBD Gummies provide more than a sugar rush and a couple of extra trips to the dentist. Adding CBD gummies allows you to satisfy your sweet tooth and take advantage of the calming effects of CBD. Oh, and did we mention our gummies are 100% vegan and gluten-free, and are naturally sweetened with agave nectar? This means you can indulge without that pesky guilt.
What’s movie night or “Netflix and chill” without popcorn? If you ask us, you can’t even really call it either without the aroma of freshly popped popcorn — but why settle for regular popcorn when you can add CBD to the mix?
It’s super simple. All you have to do is combine some of your favorite CBD tincture oil with melted butter and pour it on top like you usually would. However, if you happen to have CBD-infused butter on hand, you’re one step ahead of the game!
Some people like to put a sweet twist on this movie classic by making homemade CBD caramel corn. For this option, you’d just add your CBD oil to any caramel recipe and toss the popcorn afterward. But be warned — this is one of the most satisfying movie snacks ever!
We Can’t Forget a Refreshing CBD Cocktail
If you prefer an adult cocktail for your CBD and chill time, it’s as simple as adding your CBD drops to any drink you like. If you want to test out your mixology skills, check out some CBD-infused cocktail recipes.
Why should you add CBD to your cocktail?
CBD drinks add another layer of relaxation to your drink of choice, and if you’re chilling with someone new, it definitely helps level out those nerves so you can dazzle your company.
Most people worry about feeling “high” with the addition of CBD. While CBD-yielding hemp and marijuana are often confused (both being in the cannabis family), they offer dramatically different results. CBD is one of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids, and CBD produced from hemp has less than 0.3% THC. On the other hand, THC can go upwards of 30% in marijuana.
The moral of the story — stick with CBD if you want to avoid feeling “high.” Some people experience intense anxiety when they’ve tried to incorporate THC into their routine. This is a big reason CBD has blown up in recent years. It affords you those therapeutic benefits without running the risk of anxiety popping up to ruin the party.
A little helpful tidbit if you run into that situation: CBD counteracts THC effects. Take some CBD if you’ve had too much THC.
Need a Second Wind?
Okay, guys and gals, we’ve all been there before. It’s 12:30 a.m., and your eyes are starting to close in protest to the binge-watching, but you’ve got to see what happens next. After all, there are only two more episodes left in the season.
What’s your next move?
Grab a CBD Focus Shot to catch a much-needed second wind. Focus shots contain 20mg of CBD, alongside 75mg of natural caffeine, to provide a boost of energy and focus without having to worry about crashing soon after. They also have 150mg of L-Arginine to promote healthy blood flow and — bonus! — they contain no sugar.
Parting Thoughts on CBD and Chill
We all love a good chill night with chill vibes — it’s just what we need sometimes. You know, to just kick back and relax with some good food, drinks, and company?
Next time you watch your favorite show or movie, try adding some of these CBD snacks and drinks to the occasion. You’ll be surprised how easily CBD integrates into nearly every aspect of your life.
Life is good, but what can we say? Life is that much better with a bit of CBD in the mix!
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