The Problem Wins

Michael ‘The Problem’ Mckinson Victorious


Ideal CBD’s sponsored athlete, Michael ‘the problem’ Mckinson travelled to the home of British boxing York Hall in Bethnal Green London to face Sammy McNess to defend The World Boxing Council International Silver Welterweight Title that he won off Colin Lynes

Michael Mckinson was going in to the fight 14-0 and therefore was looking to keep his undefeated record against his toughest fight to date in Sammy McNess, who also has a good 10-1 record with his only loss coming to Asinia Byfield who incidentally fought for the British super welterweight title against Ted Cheeseman at the weekend.

This was Michael’s first televised fight which was being aired on Box Nation, the atmosphere was electric.

Sammy McNess had the home crowd on his side being a local London born fighter. Michael had a coach load of fans making the trip up from his home town in Portsmouth to support him.


It was an entrance to remember, with Sammy McNess already making his entrance to the ring, we eagerly awaited Michael Mckinson to arrive.

We saw the camera lights shining and the belts held high in the corner of York Hall when Kidkrayy (a local rapper) led Michael out with a brilliant performance of a his song ‘Listen’ making the atmosphere rise even more.


With the stare down complete it was time to fight. Both fighters were feeling confident before the bout. From the opening bell Michael stamped his authority on the fight.

Michael fought off the back foot whenever McNess looked to get in close, he would then tag McNess and move off. 

Mckinson, a skilled south paw, made McNess miss wildly with his almost “Naseem Hamed” like style. Dropping his hands now and again and his allusive movements giving McNess difficulties finding the target, Mckinson is definitely entertaining. 

They went into round 7 with McNess maybe winning one of the rounds, he had a mountain to climb. Just before the round ended with 22 seconds to go McNess hit the deck after a lovely straight left hand down the middle from Mckinson followed by a right hand and a left hook. McNess only just survived the round but it meant that he needed a stoppage to win the bout.

Never looking in danger, Mckinson carried on showing his class until the final bell, he didn’t let McNess have any success.


With the fight going to the final bell, the decision was in the hands of the judges.

We eagerly waited for the judges to hand in the score cards. The master of ceremonies was finally ready to deliver the verdict.

  • 1st Judge scored the bout 98-92
  • 2nd Judge scored the bout 99-91
  • 3rd Judge scored the bout 99-90

All the scores were in favour and Michael ‘the problem’ Mckinson increased his record to 15-0 with a shutout win against a tough Sammy McNess.


The future now looks even more promising for Michael ‘the problem’ Mckinson who is now ranked 7th in the welterweight division and hoping to have a busy 2019 with more televised fights and bigger names to conquer.

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CBD Spring Water – Thirsty For More?


CBD Spring Water by Love Hemp – As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of hemp derived products including  oils, capsules and creams, Love Hemp definitely has hemp at the heart of their brand. Sourcing only the finest quality natural CBD hemp botanical extract for each product.

Having launched the Love Hemp brand in 2015 they have gone from strength to strength and their new introduction to their product line is no exception to this trend.

Introducing to you – Love Hemp CBD Water!

Each bottle contains 500ml of Natural Spring water infused with CBD hemp droplets (2mg).

We know that there is a growing demand for innovative functional waters and health consciousness is an increasingly important purchasing factor.

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Every bottle is filled with a refreshing spring water infused with CBD hemp droplets that will definitely quench a thirst.

Love Hemp’s CBD infused spring water tastes great and is naturally hydrating, providing Maximum Bio-Availability. This allows for faster uptake and the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier for superior absorption compared to any oil based CBD product on the market.

The advanced formulation has taken the Love Hemp research and development team over 9 months to perfect. Super refreshing while nourishing your endocannabinoid system. You’ll be shocked at how good CBD spring water tastes!

Love Hemp – proud to be starting a hemp water revolution.

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Ingesting CBD on a daily basis is a good way to achieve overall health and wellness.

There’s a growing understanding of the wide ranging benefits of hemp to health and wellbeing.

In the past year, the British therapeutic cannabis industry has become the largest in Europe and new research reveals that cannabis oil use in the UK has doubled in a year.


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Love Hemp CBD Spring Water is an ideal choice while exercising. Rehydrate while nourishing your endocannabinoid system.


Love Hemp Social Water

Drink Love Hemp’s CBD Spring Water while being social with friends or family – Join the CBD revolution!


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Ingesting Love Hemp’s CBD on a daily basis is a good way to achieve overall health and wellness.


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CBD vs THC | Non-Psychoactive vs Psychoactive

CBD vs THC – (Non-Psychoactive vs Psychoactive)


As the legal use of marijuana and other cannabis products grows globally, consumers are becoming more curious about their options – CBD vs THC. This includes cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), two natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus. CBD is legal in the UK with a THC content maximum of 0.2%, all products Ideal CBD offer adhere to the legal guidelines.

Predominantly found in the hemp plant,  CBD can also be found in the cannabis plant. CBD can be taken and found in Oils, Creams, Vape Liquids, Edibles, Extracts, Capsules and many more.

THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, and is primarily found cannabis plant but can be picked up in the hemp plant.

When CBD is extracted scientists will monitor the exact content insuring the THC content is under the legal guidelines.

Both compounds interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system but they have very different effects.

Chemical structure

CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. A slight difference in how the atoms are arranged accounts for the differing impacts on your body.

Allowing them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors both CBD and THC are chemically similar to your body’s own endocannabinoids. The interaction impacts the release of neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells.

CBD vs THC Comparison

Psychoactive Components

CBD vs THC – Effect.
Despite their similar chemical structures, CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound. That means it doesn’t produce the “high” associated with THC.

THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. It produces a high or sense of euphoria, the ‘high’ people experience when taking cannabis. 

CBD binds very weakly, if at all, to CB1 receptors. In fact, it can interfere with the binding of THC and dampen the psychoactive effects.


Even though CBD and THC are made up of the same chemical structure they both carry very different psychoactive effects, always read the products packet to find out what exactly what you are taking as the experience can be very different.

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CBD Products as a Food Supplement – Happy Health


CBD cannot be sold as a medicine, only as food supplements. Therefore no claims can be made that it can be used to treat medical problems or diseases.

All we can say is CBD can help to maintain health and wellbeing.


The brain is the most important organ in our body and also the most sophisticated and complex system.

Health and happiness depend on the brain and the way it interacts with organs in a physiological and psychological way.

It’s amazing how the majority of us are reasonably happy, healthy and content for most of our lives.

We are miracles

As miracles of nature we are lucky to have the opportunity that is life.

For this reason that we owe it to ourselves, friends and family to make the most of what we have. If we start by maintaining good health, then everything else should follow.

Mind, Body & Soul


CBD products are designed to supplement the endocannabinoid system (ECS). We now know this to be the largest neurotransmitter network in the human body.

The ECS has important functions in so many aspects of our health. 

For example, it regulates our mood, memory, appetite, ageing, pain and inflammation.

In addition it’s involved in out immune, reproductive, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.

The ECS is important

Overall though, the most important function of the ECS is to regulate stability of all bodily functions, which is called homeostasis. 

In addition to bodily functions the ECS helps us in so many other aspects of our health. It can restore balance when we are affected by illness, poor diet or bad lifestyle choices.


CBD, one of the principal components of cannabis, doesn’t get you ‘high’ unlike cannabis containing THC. As a result of cannabis being so heavily restricted, this non-psychoactive component has been difficult to research for the development of possible medicines.


It starts with oil extracted from different varieties of the hemp plant which are grown legally under licence and contain very little or no THC. 

We offer a range of CBD products that can be purchased in a variety of different forms. Furthermore they are available in different concentrations.

CBD can be incorporated into a wide range of products for example, creams, e-liquids, capsules, suppositories and even gummy sweets. 

It’s entirely up to you to choose which product you prefer.

When you choose the CBD product to help supplement your wellbeing, we always recommend starting off with a low dose and gradually increase this as desired. 

The maximum dose recommended in adults for use as a food supplement is 200mg, however there are a lot of people that gain benefit from smaller amounts or strengths. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is safe and furthermore non-toxic so you can experiment without fear of any side effects.


The Hemp Trades Association UK Limited trading as The Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA UK) is the only UK centric trade association for the UK, working with all sectors of the hemp and cannabis industry to promote good practice, provide practical advice and ensure consumers of legal cannabis and hemp products have access to top quality information.

Over 300 Certified Members & 1200 Registered Sellers, selling ethical, safe products.

Members of the CTA