CBD – A Real Alternative to Prescription and OtC Medications

The legal form of cannabidiol (CBD) is not marijuana. It’s extracted from hemp, a plant in the cannabis family, that contains less than 0.3 percent THC – not near enough to get you high. Numerous studies show hemp and its CBD component offer many health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties that rival ibuprofen, cardiovascular and immune system support (due to omega-rich fatty acids), as well as sleep and mood enhancement.

My latest contribution to Coffee or Die magazine tells the story of former Army Ranger, Coby Cochran. Coby’s early struggles with PTSD and its associated complications led to the birth of his company UnCanna, which makes some of the best CBD product in the industry. UnCanna is leading the charge to convince Congress and the DOD to lift restrictions on CBD use for active military personnel. A link to the story appears below.

How UnCanna is Destigmatizing CBD for the Veteran Community

Coby Cochran, owner of Colorado-based , is a former U.S. Army Ranger with 10 years of active duty under his belt. He was also a member of Team 8 in the 2012 Best Ranger Competition. To most, his outward appearance indicated a young, physically active guy who had everything going for him.

Alexo Athletica Carry Runners for Women – for Firearms (and Non-Lethal Weapons Too)

With the weather improving, many of us will choose to get our exercise outdoors. Summer exercise apparel poses challenges for the concealed carry lifestyle – especially for the ladies. They are more curvy than men, with center mass in the hips. Carrying a firearm at the hip can put a bulge in the wrong place. And, let’s face it, choosing baggy clothing is simply not a preferred option for most women!

The new Carry Runners from Alexo Athletica offer unique carry options for the fairer sex. These innovative shorts have lots of integrated pockets for firearms, magazines, phones or other things.

Speaking of those “other things”: ladies, even if you don’t choose to carry a firearm, please consider carrying a non-lethal weapon to protect yourself.

The Kimber Pepper Blaster, featured in this video, is an excellent choice. It uses a pyrotechnic charge to propel a hot blast of pepper gel up to 13 feet, at more than 100 mph!

It comes pre-loaded with two shots, and each one can incapacitate an attacker for up to 45 minutes

Video is provided courtesy of Amy Robbins from Alexo Athletica. Used by permission.

Remembering Our Four-Legged Veterans

National K9 Veterans Day honors the service and sacrifices of our American military and working dogs. On March 13, 1942, the US Army began training for its new War Dog Program, the “K-9 Corps.” This was the first time in history that dogs officially became part of the US Armed Forces. To commemorate this day, Tim Cooper from Family 1st Defense contributed the following article to the Black Rifle Coffee Company’s Coffee or Die Magazine.

Mission K9 Rescue is Finding Homes for Heroic Dogs

Imagine you were best friends with your co-worker or employee – that the day-to-day challenges at the office didn’t interfere with your relationship. Your loyalty to your employer and friend would never pose a conflict of interest. What if this friend could lead you up any mountain, sniff out bombs and bad guys, and even lay down his life for you?