CBD,Wine,Wine Business

He Asked, What Do You Think… Will CBD Be cutting Into Wine Sales?

I had just received an Email from the CBD Awareness project, as they’re scouring for CBD advocates. I’ve had an earlier thought about this issue on my blog. I’m on record.

Then, I found myself in a discussion with a legendary winery owner, and decided to share what I think. This vintner was truly frightened, BTW, and I felt for him. Could his livelihood actually be at stake… I wasn’t concerned, and answered yes and no.

Here’s Why

The wine industry is now living in the land of Do We Have a New Competitor? Guys, there will always be new competitors. That’s called evolution. It’s like, Will there be weather today?

In my humble opinion, I think it’s a “yes” and a “no” answer. I come from the flower power generation. We experimented… And we not only enjoyed dropping out, but we also still had an appreciation for wine. We were stoned, resourceful people, who made candle holders out of the wine bottles, seashell mobiles, extravagant bead work, pottery, etc… We had to live underground with our behavior, while it taught us a lot about this herb.


So, it’s a no side, when people are solely looking for CBD from hemp as a medicinal, there’s nothing for the wine industry to worry about. They’re not looking to get high; they’re looking to stabilize their health, with a natural plant that Mother Nature’s provided, since the beginning of time.

Another “no” side is this… If you have any malady at all, and are fed up with pharmaceutical greed,  you’re possibly considering CBD oil – from HEMP, with no THC involved. So, no; not a biggie, either, for the wine industry.

We also know that pharmaceuticals are now looking beyond their synthetics research. They’re the one concerned. They, too, can share the in the profits, but will their greed be too far gone? Yet to be decided.


On the “yes” side, some might decide to just return to marijuana, and leave wine behind… I believe that number will still be so much fewer than what any of the wine companies are concerned about. Advice? Just readjust your quality, if you’re a commodity wine company. You’ve got the resources to do that. But, don’t push up the price; just be better and tell your shareholders, it’s the right thing to do. You’ve humanly got enough money for all.


So, I was asked if I’d entertain a Brief Introduction to CBD Oil. I responded yes, since the wine industry is beside itself, whispering every which way, is the legalization of marijuana going to cut into our sales. As I just wrote, Yes and No. Perhaps a little competition might bring some wine back a bit to be more terroir driven, versus commodity manufacturing. Who knows?

Below is what was presented to me, and I found an independent link to verify each statement.


I hope your week is going well! My name is Mary and I work with the CBD Awareness Project, a newly launched organization dedicated to bringing accurate information about hemp-derived products to the general public.

It Begins with an Information Problem

CBD oil is being touted as the next best thing in medicine, but there’s one big problem. There is a ton of information out there and not all of it useful or easy to understand. If you are interested in potentially trying CBD oil, here’s a primer on what it is, what it does, and how to use it safely.

What is in CBD Oil?
There are two cannabinoids that are common in CBD products – CBD and THC. Both cannabinoids have different effects and those effects can change when they interact with each other. They work with the endocannabinoid receptors in your body to help bring your body’s systems back to homeostasis.

What is CBD?
CBD is the common name for cannabidiol. It is usually derived from hemp, Marijuana’s less fun cousin. It usually works as a mild sedative, which helps it to relieve pain, symptoms of anxiety and lower blood pressure. It can also help to dull some of the psychoactive effects of THC.

What is THC?
THC is the common name for tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the cannabinoid that creates the psychotropic high that you expect to get from smoking weed. If you have enough of it, it can lead to increased appetite and red eyes like marijuana.

How can I take CBD Oil?
It can be taken in many different forms. You can ingest it through oils, drinks, vaping or foods. You can also use it as a massage oil for topical use. Each form has its own benefits and drawbacks, so you’ll need to try different ones to figure out what works best for you and your lifestyle.

Is CBD Oil Legal?
For the most part, CBD oil is legal. However, if the product you choose includes THC, you may run into some issues if you travel. To be sure that you and your CBD product are street legal wherever you travel, check to make sure that recreational marijuana is legal wherever you are going.

More to Think About

If you’re getting on an airplane, make sure your liquid oil stays under 3 ounces as well, to ensure you don’t run into any issues with the TSA.

What are Some Benefits of CBD?

CBD products can help to reduce anxiety, lower the amount of pain that you feel, lower your blood pressure and even help you sleep at night.

Everybody reacts differently to CBD like any other medication and needs different dosages.

You’ll need to start at a low dose, and work your way up to figure out how much you need over time.

What are Some Drawbacks of CBD?

There hasn’t been a lot of long term research on how CBD and THC will affect people who take them, so we don’t know a whole lot.

However, If your product has THC in it, taking large dosages for a long period of time can lead to neurological issues in the long term. It can also cause issues with your kidneys, because that is where your body metabolizes these cannabinoids.

Make sure to talk to your doctor before adding CBD products to your regimen to keep yourself safe while you take it.

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