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If you asked me 10 years or 5 years or even a year ago if Artemis was within the horizon, the answer would have been a big no. The truth is every blogger/Instagrammer/content creator I know worry about their future. As content and new social platforms evolve, we also have to evolve and naturally our “shelf self” becomes shorter. Thus, most of us start thinking about paths beyond blogging. The natural fit is usually a clothing line, jewelry line, or beauty line. I always loved fashion, so instinctively, I wanted to get more involved in the design world.

Maybe I can find answers to my anxiety, PTSD, and pelvic floor muscle spasms.

Back in Los Angeles, I hired a tutor who taught me pattern making and design. I did a collaboration with Marissa Webb a few years ago and I learned so much about construction and styling. Colin and I went to Vietnam and found a woman-owned clothing manufacturer, who also had a mission that was aligned to our future clothing brand – to help women who were previously sex trafficked. All of the pieces were there, but for some reason or another they just didn’t connect. As hard as I tried, I just didn’t know what was my added value. I didn’t want to have a clothing brand for the sake of having a clothing line. In the end, that idea was put on hold.

Flash back a few months ago, I saw a Vice episode while editing blog and Instagram photos. It was about cannabis and CBD, and how mothers were using it to help their kids with epilepsy and as a treatment for seizures. I was just so curious about the compound. Then I saw another episode about CBD and depression, and then PTSD, and then immune disorders. My curiosity grew and I did more research that brought us to Amsterdam, San Francisco, and Los Angeles visiting every cannabis cafes and dispensaries. I think the question always lingered… Maybe CBD can help me with my anxiety, PTSD, and pelvic spasms. In a way, I was hoping to find answers for myself.

Flash forward to a few months later, I saw this space and knew it would be our second home. And like a speeding bullet, everything happened so fast. But so naturally. We signed the lease, started building it out, researched heavily into the compound, made every cement decor and display sign by hand. We didn’t hire electricians, contractors, merchandisers, interior designers… it was just Colin and I. And Colin’s good friend Matt, who stopped by to help us clean, set up, and paint. The whole process took about a month and that was it. Artemis opened and it changed our lives.

THC produces an intoxicating effect, and CBD is non-intoxicating thus it does not produce the ‘high’ the way THC does. When a CBD product is listed as ‘full spectrum,’ it means that there is less than 0.3% THC in it. When it’s listed as a ‘broad spectrum’ or ‘isolate’ product, it means that there is no THC in it. In the late 90’s, professors Raphael Mechoulam and Shimon Ben-Shabat posited that CBD and THC together, thus a full spectrum product, is often more efficacious than their isolated components, thus an isolate product (Mechoulam and Ben-Shabat, 1999).

What are some ailments that can be treated using CBD? Anxiety, sleep problems, general body issues (cramps, etc.)?
The reason why CBD is used to treat so many different ailments is that CBD effects many different receptor systems. CBD indirectly effects our endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulating pain, stress, sleep, and more. CBD also directly activates the serotonin receptor producing an anti-anxiety effect (de Mello Schier AR, 2014;13(6):953-60), and the vanilloid receptors which influences pain perception and inflammation (Br J Pharmacol. 2004 Sep; 143(2): 247–250). When I first started using CBD, I researched and wanted to understand the science behind the compound. And from there, I had a better understanding of how CBD affects anxiety, sleep, and pain.

What forms does CBD come in and how do they differ?
CBD comes in many delivery methods. The most common are tinctures, edibles, and topicals. Fast-acting and easy to dose, CBD tinctures are take sublingually under the tongue. The active ingredients are absorbed by the blood vessels in the mouth tissues. CBD edibles offer a delayed onset time and longer duration due to the process of passing through the gastrointestinal tract and liver before being absorbed into the bloodstream. CBD topicals are an effective way to treat localized pain. Topicals do not enter the bloodstream, instead they are picked up by the many endocannabinoid receptors in the skin where they are absorbed locally to reduce pain and inflammation.

What does a consultation with Artemis look like?
We want to get to know you as a whole person, so a consultation with us includes an allergy check, medications that you’re on that you can’t take with grapefruit, any stomach sensitivity issues, current pain level, your lifestyle, and so on. We’re not doctors so we can’t provide a medical history check, but the more you share the better we can help you navigate the CBD space. So for example — for someone who has trouble sleeping related to anxiety, we would ask (after all of the other questions are asked)… do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you also experience daytime anxiety? From there, we can recommend trying a tincture at a low dose during the day to help manage the daytime anxiety and a larger dose at nighttime to help keep you asleep. We’d also suggest keeping a titration journal to track your therapeutic window.

What is CBD exactly and how is it different from THC?
CBD is cannabidiol and THC is tetrahydrocannabinol. These two cannabinoids are the most prevalent compounds found in the cannabis and hemp plant. The classification between a hemp plant and a cannabis plant is that the hemp plant contains less than 0.3% THC while the cannabis plant contains higher concentrations of THC.