Vegetarianism and veganism are lifestyles that more and more people are committing to every day. Constantly checking food and drink labels for animal products is a normal part of everyday life, but what about when it comes to THC and CBD? It’s easy to forget to consider things like cannabis, especially as it derives from a plant, right?
It’s a common misconception that cannabis is vegan friendly, simply because it’s a plant, but this is not the case. Many of the products used to fertilize cannabis are animal based, so technically, this means that cannabis is not 100% cruelty-free. The nutrients that are needed for the cultivation process derive from animals, and as such, most fertilizers contain animal products.
Finding out what fertilizer has been used to grow the cannabis plant can be very difficult – it’s not as simple as checking a label. Luckily for you, Cycling Frog products are all made with 100% hemp extract and are clearly labelled as vegan friendly. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy THC recreationally, without being limited by dietary requirements.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes cannabis vegan and which of our products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
What is veganic cannabis?
You may have heard of the term “veganic cannabis” amongst the cannabis community by now. The term itself refers to the organic cultivation of cannabis that does not contain any animal-based soil or nutrients, however, it can’t be called organic due to the legal accountability that comes with the label. Veganic, on the other hand, does not come with any consequences if used incorrectly. So, it’s worth keeping this in mind with the growing veganic trend.
If you’re a super committed vegan, then knowing how the cannabis is grown is important. Growing cannabis typically falls into two categories – indoor and outdoor cultivation. Fertilizers that contain animal products, such as chicken and pig blood, bone meal, worms, and various types of manure, are more commonly used for outdoor cultivation. And if you’re vegan, that’s the last thing you want to hear!
The most important part of growing cannabis is giving it the right nutrients it needs to thrive. Luckily, there are a wide range of feeding systems available that do not require animal derived nutrients. It’s all about finding the right balance between nutrients and microbes in the soil – if the cannabis plant lacks either one, then it may not grow healthily.
Compost teas are a great vegan friendly substitute for animal-based fertilizers. It’s made by soaking compost in aerated water, and it produces rich fertilizer full of microbes – the perfect environment for a healthy cannabis plant.
Does vegan cannabis taste different?
Although there is no proven answer, some cannabis users report that vegan weed tastes better than non-veganic weed. If you smoke cannabis, you may find that the terpenes in vegan weed taste better and the smoke is smoother. But, if you’re consuming cannabinoid-infused edibles, then you are unlikely to notice any difference at all. You’ll just have a clear conscience, instead!
Are Cycling Frog products vegetarian and vegan friendly?
Most of our products are vegetarian and vegan friendly, with the exception of our CBD softgels. We, at Cycling Frog, are committed to making our products widely available to everyone, whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant.
THC and CBD Gummies
Experience our deliciously fruity Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC Gummies, made from all-natural fruit juice. Our exceptional quality standards mean that you can relax and let loose knowing that each gummy is vegetarian and vegan friendly. Made with 100% hemp extract and no artificial flavors, it’s the perfect way to enjoy THC and CBD.
Not sure where to start? Try our Gummy Sampler Pack and discover your favorite mouthwatering flavor.
Get the weekend started with our Cannabis Infused THC Seltzers! Live without the fear of waking up with a hangover the next day and savor the taste of our hemp-based Delta-9 THC Seltzers. Our sparkling, juicy and deliciously sessionable beverage invites you and your mates to kick back, laugh and enjoy life to the fullest.
THC and CBD Mints
If you’re looking for a more convenient way to microdose your way through the day, our Delta-9 THC and CBD Mints are just the thing. Our full-spectrum Wintergreen THC Mints can help you achieve a balanced state of mind without feeling out of control. It’s a great way to slow down and stay calm.
Feel energized and uplifted with our Delta-8 Tinctures. Available in two delicious flavors, Strawberry Lemonade and Aqua Fresca, they’re an effective way to help you unwind, so you can explore and have fun – no regrets!
Ideal for those of you wanting a versatile approach to CBD, our THC Free CBD Isolate can be mixed with food or drink, so you can experience the benefits of our high potency CBD. You can even mix it into DIY oils!
With three terpene-infused flavors available, or there’s our Raw option with no added flavors or terpenes, it’s the perfect way to incorporate CBD into your everyday regime.
Quality products with responsibly sourced ingredients
So, there you have it - vegan cannabis does exist. Unfortunately, cannabis vendors are not required to label their products as vegetarian and vegan friendly by law, which can make avoiding animal derived products very tricky.
At Cycling Frog, we are dedicated to sourcing the highest quality hemp extracts, organic, vegan, and other natural ingredients where possible. Not only does it provide a better taste, but it’s also better for our environment. Natural is the way to go.
For more information on our products and ingredients, get in touch with us today!