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Brian Adamo Brian Adamoʼs culinary career started some twenty years ago while helping his mother raise livestock and tend their vegetable garden in the Hudson River Valley region of New York on their small farm. It was there that he learned the integrity of raising animals as food and growing vegetables. Growing up on this small farm in Rhinebeck, New York, he had the opportunity to learn ancient methods of cooking, pickling and preserving. Hungering to learn more about the culinary arts industry, Brian returned home to formalize his education and applied to The Culinary Institute of America in the Hudson Valley where competition was keen. He was accepted and his dreams slowly started becoming a reality. His whole life changed when he managed to be mentored by a Certified Master. Since graduation, he’s worked in and started several restaurants and has recently completed his Level I Court of Master Sommelier Exam…

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Delta 8  I first was introduced to Delta8 through the dispensary. https://www.trulieve.com/discover/blog/the-therapeutic-benefits-of-medicating-with-delta-8-thc However now we have access to it without the need of a medical card. Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8-THC, Δ8-THC) is a psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant.[1][2] It is an isomer of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC, Δ9-THC), the compound commonly known as THC. Delta-8-THC has antiemetic, anxiolytic, orexigenic, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.[3] Most people only know THC or delta-9 THC, but recently scientists discovered its relative, delta-8 THC, which has become more popular over the past few years. What is  Delta-8 THC, and is it legal? Lets consider more information on Delta-8 THC. Before the Farm Bill 2018 ascended into law, all cannabis products were illegal. It did not matter whether they are derived from marijuana or hemp. But since the Farm Bill, there’s been a heated debate since no law directly bans hemp-derived products like delta-9 THC. There are additional…

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Short Answer: Kratom is a plant from south east asia. It is related to the Coffee plant. It releases alkaloids similar to caffeine which bind to your opioid receptors. There are different strains the three we are most familiar with are RED, GREEN and WHITE. Each has its own properties . Long Answer: Kratom contains a chemical called mitragynine, an alkaloid that acts on the brain opiate receptors and alters mood. In Asia, where use has long been widespread, people use it in small doses as an energy and mood booster, similar to coffee use in the West. They use larger amounts for pain, or recreationally like beer and wine. A recent study released by Hopkinsmedical.org estimates up to 16 million people use Kratom.  A 2015 study in Thailand that reported that people in Asia have been using kratom successfully to treat opioid addiction for decades renewed interest among researchers…

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Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. And just like CBD, it can also be beneficial to your health. Recently, people have started pairing CBD with coffee, by coating the beans with CBD oil or adding CBD Oil to a finished cup of coffee. But why have people started combining the two, and is it a good idea to do so this way?  First off NO, absolutely not. Adding CBD oil to coffee or coating the beans is an extremely ineffective way to combine these two compounds: Caffeine and Cannabinoids. Oil and water do NOT mix and very little of the cannabinoids from ever entering your body. In fact, a study by CBD.NOW shows that when brewed, CBD coated beans had no detectable cannabinoids in the finished product. However when testing the coffee grounds and tea leaves, they were present. This is consistent with cannabinoid oils not being…

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