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How We Give Back

Two bottles of Erkati CBD Oil and Two bottles of Ekati CBD lotion in a gift basket on black backgound

We are delighted to help LifeSpark Cancer Resources to raise money by donating an Erkati CBD Gift Basket to their NightSparks event. LifeSpark Cancer Resources , a Denver Colorado based non-profit, provides FREE healing touch and Reiki to cancer patients. You can bid on this basket here:

https://events.handbid.com/auctions/nightsparks-online-2021/item/cbd-basket-by-erkati-921608

To learn more about the fine work this organization does, check out this link: www.lifesparknow.org

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Look Who Is on Leafly!

Erkati business profile page on Leafly.com - mobile view

Not familiar with Leafly.com? Leafly provides a wide range of information on cannabis and CBD, including where to buy it through a list of dispensaries in the US and Canada, information on various strains, user ratings and user inputs on specific reported effects.

We are delighted to announce that you can now find us on Leafly. Check out our listing: https://www.leafly.com/brands/erkati-inc

You may leave reviews and learn for yourself why our products are Responsibly Affordable.

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Are Vape Carts Dead?

Are CBD Vape Carts Dead? Rainbow smoke, two vape carts and a white coffin.

3-20-2021

There has been some recent legislation that affects consumers and business providers of Vape Cartridges -also referred to as Vape Carts, that you may not be aware of.

The 5,593 page Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which includes The Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act and The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act expressly prohibits every related component, part or accessory for e-liquid and oil vaping for BOTH nicotine and nicotine-free e-liquids including CBD and Delta 8 carts, liquids and oils. This legislation passed on Dec. 27, 2020 as part of COVID-19 stimulus relief, defines electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as “any electronic device that, through an aerosolized solution, delivers nicotine, flavor, or any other substance to the user inhaling from the device [including] an e-cigarette; an e-hookah; an e-cigar; a vape pen; an advanced refillable personal vaporizer; an electronic pipe; and any component, liquid, part or accessory of a device…without regard to whether the component, liquid, part, or accessory is sold separately from the device.”

Delivery carriers such as USPS, UPS, FEDEX, and DHL will no longer be delivering vape cartridges of any kind to BOTH consumers and businesses.

The only way around this legislation is to register with the ATF, the US Attorney General, and the State and Local Tax Administrators. This also impacts advertising. For now, exemptions are being explored, but this could take a long time.

To read the PACT ACT in all it’s glory, click here: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR133SA-RCP-116-68.pdf

Here’s more good info:

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/congress-amends-pact-act-to-apply-to-all-vaping-products-placing-huge-burden-small

https://cstoredecisions.com/2021/03/04/what-is-the-pact-act/

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Use of CBD in COVID-19 Pandemic

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These times are uncharted waters with everything we hold to be true being turned upside down. Who could have predicted that restaurants and bars, as well as live performance venues, are endangered species. If you looked into your crystal ball 6 months ago, you would never have guessed that dining out with a group of friends, weddings, concerts, going to the gym, and beauty appointments would be abruptly halted for several weeks. That Zoom Virtual meetings would be a daily occurrence, children would be e-learning, and we would all be stressed beyond belief.

The one thing that is true is that we all need to relax in our heightened panicked state of fight or flight, especially in an election year. Luckily Erkati CBD products are here to support you during these difficult times. Responsibly affordable and Small Batch Crafted with Love, our THC-Free oils and lotions and isolate aid with relaxation, sleep, and pain relief.

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CBD available at major online retailers may not be what it seems

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Have you ever looked on your favorite major online retailer for CBD products? 

Guess what comes up? Products that are made of hemp seed oil. You’re probably thinking, Cool! CBD is made from hemp. I need to calm my ass down so 2 day delivery…do your thing! 

While a few actual CBD products may sneak through the AI gatekeepers of major online retailers, the large majority of products listed are made from hemp seed oil which contains ZERO CBD or THC. (It’s against Amazon, EBay, and other sites’ policies to sell CBD.)

Consumers- Beware. Not all CBD products are the same. From convenience stores to grocery stores, spas to farmer’s markets, CBD is big business. Every Tom Dick and Harry would like to get into this multi-billion dollar industry. Unfortunately, some producers are taking shortcuts by utilizing purposely confusing labels and messaging to take advantage of unwitting consumers to benefit from this meteoric ride.

Hemp Seed Oil is the new snake oil. While there are health benefits from the Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids in hemp seed oil, the products on everyone’s favorite online store are being postured the same as CBD. Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are not the same.

The lesson here is to look for a COA (Certificate of Analysis) from a legit licensed lab to verify the amounts of active ingredients before you purchase. You might see a 1 oz bottle for sale that says 1,000,000 and another that says 1,000 mgs and think that the prior was a superior product because the number was bigger. This labeling is quite misleading. 1,000,000 is what exactly? If milligrams, that would be 1 full kilo and it would fit inside of a large tub- roughly the size of a bucket vs. a small vial. If it looks too good to be true, take a second look and request a COA.