These leading ladies discuss the different aspects of CBD and the hemp industry in Full Spectrum Living With CBD. Above all, each episode of all 20+ Full Spectrum Living with CBD episodes will cover different topics to help better understand the benefits of CBD and the negative drawbacks of the industry. If you have questions, you can check out the Bluegrass Hemp Oil FAQ Page or Reach out; here is the Contact Page.

Meet Adriane and Jessica, along with co-host Meredith.  The hosts of Full Spectrum Living With CBD.  In this first episode, they discuss their family stories with CBD. Similarly,  Adriane and Jessica share exciting news about CBD Oil and their plans for the Full Spectrum Living With CBD series. Certainly, Watch and follow along as they talk about the most significant issues in the CBD industry that can affect a customer’s outcome in success using CBD.  Have questions about this episode of Full Spectrum Living With CBD? Leave us a comment below.

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Our Personal CBD Oil Story


Nothing prepares parents for the first crisis that involves their child. Nevertheless,  Since day one, Colten had given us a run for our money. Two extra digits on his right foot (What?! Yes. It was the craziest little foot, but it was still adorable), a week-long stay in ICU 4 days after birth while he lounged under lights, and we prayed for him to eat. Nothing with him went according to plan. Looking back now, I’m glad it didn’t. Because it was our plan, he wouldn’t adhere to it. God had another.

In January 2009, at age 3, Colten had his first tonic-clonic seizure while on the stairs with his brother, Gunner (6), and our Great Dane pup, Angus.

boys and their dog<— That’s them!! (a few weeks before the first seizure.) Adorable, weren’t they?

Hearing the fall followed by Gunner’s yell, running in, and seeing Colten… No. Words. Can. Describe. We aren’t the first parents to see something like this, and sadly won’t we be the last. But needless to say, this scared everyone. Bill went into rescue mode doing all the things one shouldn’t do with someone mid-seizure. I called 911 and freaked out on the operator. Understandably, Gunner ran and hid. (Poor guy.) We weren’t prepared for that day. Thankfully, the EMTs were. Excellent is a word I often use to describe them, and it doesn’t do them justice.

At the hospital, we answer all the doctor’s questions except one. Did the seizure cause the fall, or did the fall cause the seizure? Until that moment, we hadn’t given it any thought. In our minds, the fall caused the seizure. What do you mean? Are you saying this could happen again? READ MORE HERE

CBD For Epilepsy

In honor of National Epilepsy Awareness Month, we are updating our loyal BHO customers on Colten Polyniak, the reason behind the origin of Bluegrass Hemp Oil, and our renowned Genesis Blend. We are proud to share a small glimpse of Colten’s progress and his (and our) CBD journey in hopes that it may find other families struggling with similar experiences in their homes. Colten still to this day is seizure and pharmaceutical free. Perhaps, just as our founders once were, you’re here looking for a better way of life for you or your family. Here, we hope to inspire another’s journey while championing the use of CBD for epilepsy.

Not only are there numerous potential benefits from a daily CBD routine for those diagnosed with epilepsy, but the same amount of possible benefits lay ahead for those who seek the entire spectrum balance that our Genesis Blend Hemp Extract provides–whether you have a pre-existing condition, or you’re just looking to boost your immune system!

The Polyniaks aren’t the only ones to try their hand at experimenting with CBD to fix their son’s recurrent seizures. Several studies have proven the benefits of CBD for patients with epilepsy. With even more advanced research on the way, more and more doctors are suggesting it as an alternative supplement to combat frequent convulsions. Many studies have demonstrated CBD’s neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects, proving a direct correlation between CBD usage and anticonvulsant properties to minimize seizures. READ MORE HERE

Thank you for watching Full Spectrum Living with CBD Ep1. The following next couple of episodes for Full Spectrum Living With CBD will cover these Topics.

Did yo know

Google Scholar is an excellent research resource.

Want to research on your own? Google Scholar is a great starting point.  Go to the central Google Scholar Page Here.   For an interest like the current Full Spectrum Living With CBD ep1, like our story with epilepsy, enter a search like cannabidiol and epilepsy. This is an excellent place to start. One could also use the search term cannabidiol and children’s epilepsy.  Starting here, you are assured you will find information on whatever topic you are interested in.


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Another Place to research is the National Library of Medicine, PubMed.  Per the Pubmed website, PubMed® comprises more than 34 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Sources may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.

On the PubMed website, if one wanted to search for topics related to the Endocannabinoids System, some good search options would include;

cannabidiol and children’s epilepsy

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polypharmacy and children with epilepsy

Full Spectrum Living With CBD by Bluegrass Hemp Oil
Full Spectrum Living Show Ep1 Transcript

All right.

Welcome, everyone, to the first episode

of Full Spectrum Living with CBD.

I’m Meredith Your Cohost.

And I am here with Jessica

joining us from Spokane, Washington.

And Adraine joining us from Lexington, Kentucky.

I’m so excited to be on this call

with you guys today on this episode.

It’s awesome.

So I thought we would start off today by

talking a little bit about your story and how

you came to work with CBD and Hemp.

So, Adriane, maybe you want to kind of

give us a little bit of the background.

Yeah, absolutely.

It was by sheer need, to be perfectly honest.

So our son at age three had his first

seizure, and it caught us completely by surprise.

My husband and I were in the kitchen on a

really snowy, icy day, making breakfast, going

about our day.

And we heard our oldest son, who was six

at the time, he just kind of yelled out.

And he was like, mom, Colton fell down.

And so not knowing what was going on, we ran over and

we see him face down in front of the front door.

And he was seizing.

We never seen anything like it.

It scared the daylight.

We did everything wrong.

My husband put his fingers in his mouth.

All the things that now they caution you not

to do with people who are having a seizure.

Our six year old went in head.

He was frightened.

I’m on the phone with paramedics

and firefighters, just in tears.

And so we got him to the hospital.

They start doing tests on them, and they

asked the question, did the fall cause the

seizure or did the seizure cause the fall?

Honestly, we didn’t know.

I mean, it was the first thing that we’ve seen.

We hoped it was going to be the last.

And unfortunately, it wasn’t.

He very quickly progressed from one seizure to hundreds within

that week and had no idea what was going on.

And so we went on this

pharmaceutical Roulette, and we started trying

all different types of pharmaceutical products.

And with those came so many side effects.

The first being rage to the point where my husband and

I wanted to get a shirt for him that said, trust

us, it’s because he’s medicated, because it really looks like he

was just a child who was completely out of control.

We used to call him the Incredible Hulk, and

he was very mild mannered and happy before.

And he just got really aggressive.

And then from there, we tried

other medications that led to cognitive

delays, inability to regulate body temperature.

He stopped smiling.

And that still to this day, brings tears to my

eyes because you don’t realize how much that is a

huge part of who your child is until it’s gone,

until you can’t see it, until you can’t experience it.

And so we started looking for better options.

We thought, this is crazy.

One time we got them within hours of organ failure.

So we had to stop all Pharmaceuticals immediately,

which is harmful in and of itself.

And so we started looking.

We tried ketogenic diets, and then we found

cannabis that doesn’t get you high, right.

People were moving their kids across the country

to medical marijuana States looking for this product,

this marijuana that doesn’t get you high.

So in our research, honestly, my husband,

I credit all that to him.

His reading and researching and really looking

into things that’s when he found out

that it’s not marijuana, it’s him.

So we started advocating for the legalization

here within the state of Kentucky.

We didn’t want to uproot our family

and move across the United States.

Of course, more power to those parents who do that.

But we wanted to effect change here.

And so we did.

And because of that, when hemp was legalized in

2013 here in Kentucky, followed up by the federal

farm Bill of 2014, we started farming hemp.

We were one of the original companies

given a program to farm in 2014.

But fast forward to today.

There’s so much stuff that goes in between there.

But fast forward today. Our son, Colten.

He’s now seizure free.

He’s Pharma free.

He just takes our products.

He’s able to play sports that he wants to.

He can sweat and regulate his body temperature.

He’s right on grade level.

He is a very normal, healthy, fully

functioning 14 year old stinky boy.

That’s incredible.

That must have been such an emotional ride for you

guys to go through all of that and to not

be able to have somebody provide you with a solution.

It was really scary.

And we started looking and

reaching out to other parents.

And sadly, people talk about CBD

being the wild, wild west now.

And yes, I’ll agree with them to some point,

but he was even more so then parents were

being shipped products that were like 100% straight THC

or that had absolutely no CBD or therapeutic properties,

or they were just having their money taken and

not receiving any product at all.

So we wanted money as well.

The pricing then was a lot higher. Absolutely.

So we wanted to be that safe place for

parents, and then it’s just grown beyond that.

That’s an incredible, incredible story.

And I’m so glad it sounds like you have

so much knowledge and such a heart for what

hemp is really able to do for people.

And we’re going to talk in a little bit about

the show and what you’re hoping to create here and

why people are going to want to tune in.

But first, let’s hear from Jessica how you

got involved with bluegrass hemp and exactly what

it is that brought you to this opportunity. Sure. Yeah.

So another personal story.

Adriane kind of touched on some families that moved

to Colorado to find treatments for their kids.

And we were borderline almost one of those families.

So my sister in law, who is now 16, her name is Paige.

She was essentially one of the first clients of

Bluegrass Hemp Oil, and it was basically with Paige.

She has autism spectrum disorder.

And really at the time, years ago, violent rages that were

three or four times a day, I mean, at least.

And the intensity of those wages got to a point

where we were really fearful of what happens when she’s

a teenager, when she is bigger than her mom, who

is a petite person, and we already at age six,

seven, eight, we’re really struggling to maintain her behaviors and

keep her from hurting herself or us going to really

extreme lengths to try and keep her safe.

But it was just seemed like such an uphill battle

that we honestly were just really desperate for anything.

We had gone the pharmaceutical route as well.

And I think our point of kind of realizing something

just wasn’t right was she had the rage naturally.

But a lot of the Pharmaceuticals brought

out wages even more so for her.

She lost her smile, too.

You would walk in the room and she didn’t even respond.

It was just she didn’t register that

anyone was even there half the time.

And so we took her to a psychiatrist appointment one day,

and she literally pulled out a list of Pharmaceuticals and read

all of them and asked, have you tried this?

Have you tried that?

And we had tried every single option on her list.

And at that point, we just said, forget it.

And these Pharmaceuticals have brought

out the worst in her.

We still battle the rages, and now we

battle the side effects like weight gain or

nausea or just so many different things.

We got desperate as well and temporarily went out

to Colorado to be with some family members there

to try our hand at obtaining cannabis for her.

And we weren’t familiar with the alternatives.

And needless to say, that just didn’t go well.

It wasn’t a good suit for her at the time.

We came back and advocated when we found out

that hemp was an option and started advocating.

And my family met the Adriane and Bill, the owners.

And it was just kind of a

journey from there to fast forward.

It took about two months to see results per Page.

Once we were able to actually get a product, which

Adriane mentioned, we had one of the first licenses.

We also have one of the first products.

And that was a really big deal at the time

because there was a lot of stalling from certain companies

to try and influence the market, and we needed it.

So we have one of the first

products Pages, one of the first clients.

And five years later, she’s

pharmaceutical free as well.

She’s had one rage in five years,

one single rage in five years.

She’s fully verbal.

She potty trained herself in two months, which

was astonishing because we had basically given up

on that, didn’t think it would be possible.

She smiles and she laughs and she’s very crazy,

and she’s got friends and she’s got hobbies and

she loves animals and she has a quality of

life that we knew was not an option.

At one point, we just knew

that wasn’t an option for her.

And now it is.

And it’s just been a lifesaver for

not just her, but the entire family.

I mean, I was a hired bodyguard,

essentially, for her to assist her full

time to keep her from hurting herself.

And so anyways, it’s impacted not just her

life, but mine and everyone in the family.

And we’re just grateful for BHO.

Yeah, that’s incredible.

And I think I don’t even probably really need to ask why

you guys want to have this podcast, why you want to have

this show, but I want to hear it in your own words.

So what are you hoping to share here as we record

these and as we share them with people in the community?

What do you have that you’re so excited about?

Honestly, I just want to bring answers to people.

There are so many questions.

We have two retail locations, and we talk

to consumers on the phone all day, every

day, or even on the streets.

And honestly, the questions are pretty much the same,

but they do get more and more details.

And a lot of the information that you

can find on the Internet is very confusing.

It’s meant to be confusing, honestly.

Some of it, in our opinion, leaves consumers in

the wrong way and in the wrong direction.

So honestly just kind of a safe place for

people to come and listen to hear why we

do things the way that we do.

Not necessarily.

They don’t have to go and go to

our website and buy, of course, Hallelujah.

That’d be fantastic.

We love that.

But to at least educate them in their purchases. Right.

So that they know exactly where they’re

putting their hard earned money and what

expectations they can put on a product.

I’d like to add to that.

I really think hope as well is a big

thing, because for families who have been in our

situation, it feels really discouraging for the future and

to be able to provide more access and more

information and more resource to people because we know

how dramatic it can improve some people’s lives.

And there’s a lot more out there

that it could do that for them.

And they haven’t tried it yet

because of fear or confusion.

And so I know that our stories are

not at all the only ones that’s profound.

And so I think it’s a really good time to be

in the industry, to be able to share this with people.

Yeah, I’m looking forward to hearing more

of those stories because I know you

guys just have helped so many people.

So tell me, who’s a good candidate for hemp products?

Who’s a good candidate for the remedies and the

things that you all have come up with.

Who are you helping?

I mean, honestly, I’d say anybody and everybody, whether you

have a symptom or a condition that you are looking

to seek relief from or if you’re just looking to

prevent the onset of symptoms or a condition that may

be in your family, I think everybody is kind of

a good person to try a CBD.

Everybody has an endocannabinoid system

and it can fluctuate.

So why not?

It’s not going to hurt you.

You may find that you’re sleeping better or that you’re

just a happier person, even if you don’t have a

condition that has very rooted in inflammation or autoimmune.

I certainly agree.

I think when we first started out on this

journey, it was looking for those who were ill

and that other options had let down.

But the longer we’ve been studying what happens and

why it happens, the more encouraged I am just

to suggest everyone I know should try it and

take it for preventative means, if nothing else, because

I think everyone has at least some stress management

issues from time to time.

And for that, it’s extremely helpful.

But also as a neuro protectant its ability to

help fight off potential Alzheimer’s dementia conditions is being

really well documented and studied right now and looks

to be like a great reason that everyone should

take this product, just protect yourself and your neurological

system from the environment.

So if I’m understanding you guys right, there’s like

a kind of a remedy or treatment component, but

then there’s also a huge prevention component, and we’ll

have plenty of time to dive into that.

But I don’t know that I knew that. Right.

I don’t know that that was something

that I knew coming to this.

And I know I’m going to learn so much from both of you.

Maybe you can just really quickly

kind of give us hemp 101.

What’s the difference between hemp and

what’s the difference between marijuana?

What’s the difference between marijuana and its

ability to get you high and hemp?

And it’s not going to have happen.

I mean, are there just some basics that would be really

helpful for people to know that you guys can share?

Sure. Yeah.

Adriane, do you mind? Go ahead.

I’m like feeling encouraged.

Meredith and I live in a legal state where

there’s full access to cannabis of all kinds here.

And I think that it’s kind of interesting

to use that perspective to explain it.

But basically it’s not like a hemp or marijuana.

I think it’s cannabis.

And cannabis comes in many different forms.

And we specialize in the low THC cannabis variety that

is, of course, called hemp, and it’s more dominant in

a particular cannabinoid called can have a dial.

So it’s really rich in CBD, and that’s cannabidiol

it’s got trace amounts of other active cannabinoids.

And it really mimics cannabis.

Marijuana in many ways, but essentially

just it’s all the same.

It just depends on how you grow it. And within.

There’s many different genetic varieties.

But when you consume a product that’s richer in

CBD than THC, then most likely it’s not going

to provide any altering experience, especially when you have

one like ours that attempt to arrive that has

only trace amounts of THC.

That just doesn’t get you high, doesn’t impair you.

There’s debate on how you use the

term non psychoactive because it does have

anti anxiety and antidepressant effects.

And so that’s psychoactivity, but it’s

not intoxication and it’s not impairment.

It doesn’t impact your ability to think critically

or operate machinery or anything like that.

So with a high CBD strain,

you don’t get that impairment.

And that’s often one of the

first questions that we get.

And it really just offers the body support through

one of your key systems, the endocannabinoid system.

And in supporting that system, you can

often achieve balance in the body, and

that can result in reduce autoimmune symptoms

or reduce anxiety or depression, improve sleep,

reduce pain, decrease digestive discomfort or nausea.

There’s just a lot that it does for the

body because it’s just promoting your internal regulator, which

is the endocannabinoid system, to function better.

So it’s really just a support system

to help your body help itself.

And that, in turn, means there’s a lot

of benefits for a lot of people. Awesome.

So, Jessica, you have a ton of knowledge.

It’s just really coming to light right

now and expertise in this area.

So how have you developed that over time?

Like, what has helped you to become so knowledgeable

about these products and how they help people?

Personal interest is one probably, yeah.

So I lived in Colorado years ago,

right after decriminalization there, whatever it was.

And so that kind of sparked interest.

And I have a health background study, physical

therapy, and worked in healthcare for ten years.

And I think just the merging of

those two interests, I don’t know.

I saw how it worked and my sister, and

it was just kind of a curiosity from then.

But I’ve been really fortunate that Adriane has supported that

learning as well by sending me two different courses, which

Adriane also is a big expert on this.

I mean, she certainly is.

So we’ve gone through courses intended for cannabis

medical professionals, and we’ve gone to conferences.

We’ll be going to a conference next month,

international one for cannabis as medicine, and enrolled

in some online courses, a healer training program,

which has been really beneficial.

And then just reading and learning and

growing, and it’s been years of that.

So it kind of accumulates over time.

That’s awesome.

So if someone wanted to know a little bit more

about your work and what you’re doing with bluegrass hemp

oil, where would they go to find that information? Yeah.

So definitely go to

our website,

You can find we have a blog post there.

We like to post studies and

just kind of really educate people.

Facebook is also a place where

we’re really active and Instagram.

So Instagram is going to be more pretty pictures.

We’re going to try to get you with funny memes.

Of course it’s Instagram, but Facebook will post

studies or articles that we find interesting and

we really try to encourage people to get

involved, to get engaged and ask us questions

because a lot of consumers, they may have

questions that we haven’t even thought of ourselves.

So again, to your point, how

do we keeping ourselves educated?

It’s through that it’s through the continuous questioning of

whether it’s the consumers or ourselves or the great

team that we have here within our own company. Awesome.

Well, I think it’s going to be fantastic

to just share with you guys each week.

So we’re going to have an episode every single

week of this show that’s going to allow people

to just tap into your knowledge and all the

information that you’ve got out there to share.

And I’m excited to get onto those next episodes and

just learn all about this industry and all about how

CBD can really help so many of us.

So thank you both.

It’s been awesome sharing with you today.

And again, Meredith, the co-host of Full Spectrum Living

with CBD are two hosts here, Jessica and Adriane.

So until the next time.

See you. Bye.

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