Mediweed – Luxury CBD products at bargain prices

THE CBD MARKET

The CBD market has exploded in the last couple of years. Cannabinoids have gone from being the exclusive domain of those ‘in the know‘ to the latest elixir, advertised in the Mail and the Telegraph and sold by everyone from Boots to Holland and Barrett. CBD, it is claimed, can help anything from cancer to MS, along with epilepsy, fibromyalgia chronic pain and eating and sleeping disorders. And there has been a corresponding rise in the price of luxury CBD as well. You can easily spend £60 on a bottle of CBD oil from H&B or $145 on a CBD facial serum. But…..do you really need to?

who are Mediweed?

Mediweed was founded and built by Jimmy Ward in 2002 as a way to bring affordable Cannabis products to those who needed them. Back then, there was no CBD market and Mediweed can stand proud as the first company who dared to sell high CBD buds in the UK, and quite possibly Europe and beyond!

Then, in a chance meeting Jimmy met Helena who was making teas, creams and balms for those who needed them. It was a meeting of minds, and from it grew a beautiful union and the expansion of the range to include Mediweed Lip Balm and Mediweed Tea. Man of mystery Terry joined to do the warehouse and preparation work, financial wiz Josh came on board for the digits, technician Craig advised on construction and systems, then finally, Sarah joined the team, to answer the phones and the emails and generally do everything that everybody else was just way too busy to do.

How our products are made

Everything we do, starts with the hemp. The easiest, quickest and cheapest way to harvest this is using industrial machinery, but this is rough and the hemp can get damaged. That’s not a problem if it is just for standard CBD extraction but we need high quality hemp to produce our luxury CBD products, so our harvest is and cured, by hand, to ensure that the all important CBD crystals remain undamaged.

Some is set aside to be sold as unsorted or ‘On The Stem’, the rest is then sorted into different grades, the High Grade and Premium buds are taken out, the different grades of tea are bagged up and the rest is taken away to make our oils, vapes and balms.

All natural ingredients

The exact recipes and methods we use are, of course, top secret, but rest assured they all follow the Mediweed philosophy of being as natural and gentle as possible. The cannabinoids are extracted using traditional distillation methods and blended with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, beeswax and honey to make the balms and oils you love so much.

why so cheap?

At Mediweed what we do is more than just a business. It’s a mission. We’ve watched the rise of Big Pharma and the accompanying opioid crisis. We’re not making claims that cannabis can heal, only that we know what it has done for us, our friends and clients, and we want to make that available to as many people as possible, whatever their financial status. Well-being and luxury CBD should not be the exclusive domain of the wealthy. That’s why we strive to keep our prices low. To bring cannabis’ healing powers to everybody.

what’s new for christmas?

We are excited to announce that we will be expanding our range of CBD teas and will have six new blends coming soon. For the daytime, the English classic: Earl Grey CBD, for the evenings we will be bringing out a Camomile CBD, and we will also be bringing out some more medicinal teas including Soursop which has been causing a storm with its allegedly benefits in the treatment of cancer.

buying from mediweed

So, you know you’re getting a fantastic deal when you buy from Mediweed – top quality, hand made products at a fantastic price. AND we’ll deliver them to your door! But next time you order from us, please remember that we are not Amazon. We don’t have a huge warehouse full of stock. Those hand picked buds might take a little longer to reach you. Your facecream might be prepared in the morning and sent out in the afternoon.

So if you have to wait an extra day or two for it to arrive, try to be patient and remember that handmade boutique quality is worth waiting for.

CBD Tea: A sight for Sore Eyes

Laguna, Mulhacen, Sierra Nevada

a little bike ride

At the weekend I did a bike ride with my friends. I knew it would be intense; starting at 2500m, rising to 3200m and passing by the two highest mountains on mainland Spain; it was never going to be a walk in the park.

I have a beautiful bike, top of the Specialized range in the 90s, it’s old, but still better than many of its modern counterparts. Yet like a sporty Chelsea Wagon -those unfortunate 4x4s that never get to venture outside the central London – it had never actually been in the mountains.

Now was its moment….

the sierra nevada mountains

The route was challenging on many levels, the initial climb up the mountain got tougher as the air thinned. The mountain pass between Veleta and Mulhacen was relatively wide but strewn with rocks and with an impressive drop down the side. The downhill stretches were fast and furious and tough on the arms. We slept under the stars cos the refuge was locked and the wine, whisky and noodles we ate there were some of the finest I have ever tasted in my life.

professional kit

I didn’t really know what to take on the ride, I borrowed panniers for my kit and had sunscreen and gloves but it didn’t occur to me that eye protection would be important so I spent the first day cheerfully squinting in the sun, never thinking to put on the £10 sunglasses i had in my bag.

a niggling pain

I don’t know at what point my eyes started to hurt, sometime on the second day. I put in some eye drops, on went the sunglasses and i concentrated on getting down the track. By the time we reached our final destination my eyes were so red raw and swollen i could barely see out of them. I took out my contact lenses and drank my beer – What a beer!! – and hoped for the best.

the long journey home

The final leg of the day was tough. I had to go back up the mountains where i’d left my van, then drive back down to the village to pick up my companions and their bikes. My eyes were agony, in the dark of the mountains it was okay, but the approach of headlights was dazzling and the bright lights of the city were agony. We reached home, said our goodbyes and i showered and crawled into bed.

The next morning i gingerly opened my eyes.. kind of… My eyelids were swollen up and the whites of my eyes red and veiny. I looked like i’d been beaten up.

best CBD for sore eyes?

I sat and considered my options. As you’d imagine for somebody in the industry, i have a cabinet full of CBD. Creams and oils and balms, flower buds and …tea? I thought of the classic hungover eye cure of teabags on the eyes. Maybe that would work?

I made myself a huge pot of bud tea to help soothe my aching muscles, soaked two cotton wool pads in it, waited til it had cooled, then sat for 20 minutes with the pads on my eyes.

The results were nothing short of miraculous. Twenty minutes later the whites of my eyes were just that – white – and the swelling in my eyelids had completely gone.

does cannabis have healing properties?

Now i’m not saying that CBD tea cures anything. Hell, i’m not allowed to say that. But, should you find yourself in my position, with sore swollen up eyes, make yourself a nice pot of bud tea, put it on your eyes, and whilst you wait for it to do its stuff, ponder for a minute – or twenty – on the amazing healing power of Cannabis Sativa, plant of the gods.

Finola CBD Flower Bud Tea
Finola CBD Flower Bud Tea