Potent, long lasting, reasonably consistent effects from Medipharm Labs’ CBD oil. Noticed a positive impact on my mood. I feel it leans just slightly to the sedating side, with a notable physically relaxing quality. While I was still quite functional when using the day.
I’d suggest this oil is best paired with unwinding during a quiet night at home but this may not always be the case. The trouble is, they are sourcing the flower used to product the oil from different suppliers. As a result, the terpenes and cannabinoids found in the oil, and consequently the nuanced characteristics of this oil, may vary a bit from batch to batch.
It is currently 34% more expensive than Solei Free per mg of CBD. On the surface that makes the CBD 25 oil seem really expensive, but given the quality of effects I experienced, I actually feel I’m getting much better value for my money here.
Note: This product may not currently come with the syringe pictured above. See the comments section for details.
It tastes like cannabis, but it’s not overpowering and lacks the strong bitterness of some cannabis products. Enjoyable enough for me. Since I tend to consume sublingually, I don’t really taste it much anyway.
Onset was often, but not always, fairly quick when taken sublingually with food. Sometimes within 15 minutes. I liked using the syringe as it felt easy to squirt a small amount of the dose to be absorbed under my tongue at a time.
It could be a coincidence, but it felt as if the effects often became stronger again a few hours later when eating my next meal.
Duration of effects can be lengthy. At times I could feel some small amount of a difference even 8-10 hours later.
Consistency seemed pretty good too. Effects were still present at a noticeable level across multiple days of use. This is in stark contrast to some of the other CBD oils I’ve tried.
Very happy with Medipharm’s CBD oil. Effects seemed smoother and notably more potent compared to the distillate cbd oils with a similar CBD:THC ratio. More than anything else, I liked what it seemed to do for my mood.
It’s difficult to describe exactly what I mean by smoother. I’ve often experienced a bit of a sharp cerebral zing with some CBD oils and even CBD beverages. That feeling was missing here.
Dosing around 20mg CBD, I typically felt very calm. A sense of relaxation throughout my body. A slight radiant tingle around the temples makes your head feel a bit like it’s glowing. Generally I could maintain focus on things I was doing during the day, however, without having built up a small THC tolerance, 0.85ml felt somewhat stronger than I was expecting. My first sessions had some spacey moments.
Overall I feel this oil lends itself more towards evening relaxation, or even falling asleep at night. It leans slightly to the sedating side. I’ve unintentionally dozed off a couple of time on it near the end of the day. I found Pur Dew suited me better for daytime use.
Dose: 0.82ml (19.7mg CBD) sublingual, taken just after eating
Taste like cannabis but in a good way. I don’t mind it. Might even like it.
Starting to feel a little different. Perhaps a slight sense of calm creeping in.
Watching video tutorials on youtube. Definitely feeling more visually engaged by the content than I would otherwise.
I think I found a video that clearly explained the solution to a web development problem I wanted to solve. Feeling somewhat positive and relaxed. Touch of the drifting on a cloud sensation.
It’s been a bit of a long week where I’ve had trouble not thinking about work once the work day was over. Was really refreshing to go for long walk and clear my head a bit.
It’s a cool gray day, but the river water still had a beautiful glimmer to it, and the goldenrod and milkweed fluff exuded a humble elegance I could appreciate.
Feeling good. Focused and alert.
Sent a question about the oil to Medipharm, prepped ingredients for dinner and took a shower.
Nothing too obvious in terms of noticeable lingering effects. Do feel generally positive and on good terms with the universe.
Made pizza with the little one. We were reading Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, while it baked when I suddenly, and briefly felt suddenly off. A little like the stood up to quickly dizzy kind of feeling. Except I hadn’t stood up. We were just sitting on the couch. Hard to tell if the sensation was related to the oil or not.
By the time the pizza was ready I felt much better. A resurgence in the strength of positive effects. Though still light, a serene feeling became more noticeable by the time we had finished dinner.
I dozed off for about an hour while putting the little one to sleep. Felt a nice cozy glow, and perhaps subtly dazed while chatting with the wife after the short nap.
Wife started watching a show I have no interest in. So I spent a bit of time trying to figure out if 63 Up was streaming anywhere. We’ve watched the previous parts of the Up series and are excited to see the newest installment. No luck.
Worked on implementing the web development solution I had researched earlier.
Felt focused and engaged on my work. Effects gradually diminished. Feel fairly ordinary now.
Full Spectrum and terpenes
As their CBD25 Regular Formula Oil is promoted as a full spectrum oil I reached out to Medipharm labs to learn more about what strain they used and the terpene profile. This was their response:
The dominant terpenes in this specific oil are: Alpha-Terpineol, Guaiol and Alpha-Bisabolol. The strains we use in our formulations are a proprietary blend, so we are unable to disclose that information.MediPharm Labs Customer Care Team
A common thread between those three terpenes is that they are all thought to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Given that the source strains are being kept secret, and that they are not posting terpene profiles publicly for each batch, it occured to me that there is some potential for the formulation to be changed without them necessarily changing the product name. As Medipharm does not grow cannabis themselves, I speculate that it might be more difficult for them to maintain a consistent source of flower inputs for their oil than it would be for a grower. I followed up with them to find out what kind commitment to future consistency they are able to make for their CBD25 Regular Formula Oil. This is how they responded:
We carefully select our suppliers from many Licensed Cultivators in Canada based on supplier questionnaires and Certificates of Analysis quality standards where we can determine content of sought-after cannabinoids…MediPharm Labs Customer Care Team
Update: Their OCS listings now state that “Terpenes May Vary”. Maybe my concerns may have merit?