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Did You Forget to Register to Vote on National Register to Vote Day?

Hey you! Did you maybe forget that this past Tuesday, September 25th, was National Register to Vote Day? Perhaps, life just got in the way and you overlooked it on your calendar. Or you simply did not know. Whatever the case is, don't sweat it because Outch is here and we've got your back!

Frank A. Theis Park, Kansas City, United States

At Outch, we care about our customers and we understand that your voice is one of the most important tools you have. That's why we just wanted to drop in and remind you that National Register to Vote Day is a nationally observed holiday celebrating our democratic right to vote (and just a heads up for next year, it is held annually on the fourth Tuesday of every September). Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, do not register, or are unsure how to register. Our team at Outch, sees this as a big problem, and we want your voices to be heard all across America.

This may (or may not) come as a surprise to you, but our industry — the CBD and Hemp industry — is a hot button issue for many state lawmakers and voters in America. This issue has been at the center of a debate that has been going on for years and seems to finally be coming to a head. At it’s core, this debate is really just about semantics and education. Often people come to the understanding that all cannabis really does is get you high. However, this is not the case. If you’re one of these people you can think of it a little like this: the word “cannabis” is similar to the word “dog,” in that you can have a pretty wide variety of each. You could see a boxer or you could see a terrier, both of which are still dogs. Similarly, cannabis can be seen less as a drug and more as a means. The thing about cannabis is that there are many derivatives of it, such as CBD and THC. This is where some people, including lawmakers, begin to get tripped up.

THC is the component in cannabis that leads to the all elusive and psychoactive high. Whereas, CBD is what we at Outch use in our products to combat your aches and pains. You see, both THC and CBD are cannabinoid derivatives from the cannabis plant — think of the boxer and terrier. They each provide a means for their consumer. In the case of THC that is a high. Whereas CBD is a means to counter chronic pain, acute pain, and anxiety — just to name a few. With the November midterm elections just around the corner, it is important for us as voters to be aware and educated about this. Especially, if you enjoy using CBD products. The truth is, CBD is a new frontier of research. Doctors and policy-makers alike are not as educated about cannabidiol as they are other pain management products. This is because there is a disconnect between doctors and lawmakers. Policy is getting held up at a legislative level, thwarting most of the research being done on CBD. This only stills the national CBD conversation.

This is where you come in. The American narrative of CBD does not have to be stuck in politics. You have a voice and you have an opinion. You can use your voice to educate others on the semantics of cannabis.

If you have not registered to vote and would like for your voice to be heard, you can find our more at National Register to Vote Day's website: https://bit.ly/2hjlSbQ