Sensi Magazine - Los Angeles (November 2019)

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Educating the public on the healing properties

ommends new customers are diligent in researching

and the safe use of cannabis is the mission behind

what works best for you. He suggests keeping a journal

Trill Alternative founder, David Threlfall. Opening their

of what you’ve ingested, recording your reactions over

dispensary doors in 2009 in Boulder, Colorado, Threl-

the course of 10 to14 days.

fall soon realized one of the most common concerns

In addition to their leadership in the field as the first

customers had was finding a cannabis product that

dispensary to sell a CBD-only pill, their patent-pending

would offer the calming and health benefits of the

process of CBD extraction, which Threlfall compares to

plant without the psychotropic side effects that would

making chicken soup from scratch, sets them apart

impair their ability to function at work. This prompted

from other brands. They begin by boiling raw hemp

a deep dive into CBD as an alternative. In his explo-

flower for about three days, and then add organic and

ration, he came upon a customer that was growing

cold-pressed coconut oil which binds to the CBD. The

hemp and perfecting a lipid-based extraction meth-

fat-bound CBD rises to the top as the mixture cools

od, which led Threlfall to set his sights on creating the

and once skimmed, leaves water-soluble contami-

“Trill Pills.” That product became the innovation and

nants naturally separated at the bottom.

distinction behind Trill Alternative’s becoming the first dispensary selling CBD-only pills.

“After the separation process, we then run a third-party independent test on the product to verify

Trill Pills have no psychoactive effects and are cer-

cleanliness and potency,” says Threlfall, who adds “we

tified to have less than 0.3 percent THC (the Farm

have come up with one of the cleanest full-spectrum

Bill mandate), and come in a variety of strengths and

CBD products on the market today.” Although Trill Pills

qualities. The pills quickly skyrocketed to being the top

products are not certified organic, they are made with

seller at their dispensary, becoming the foundation for

organic ingredients whenever possible, are gluten-free,

the brand.

solvent-free, vegan, allergen-friendly, and contain no

Trill Pills offer CBD-infused MCT oil and full-spec-

additives. “It’s important to us that our products can

trum CBD pain relief. While a fan of CBD, Threlfall rec-

be used in essentially all diets,” states Lizzy Bratton, one of the managers. “Our experience working with senior citizens, ‘medical marijuana refugees,’ juveniles, veterans, and the medically vulnerable through our medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries over the years has given us the upper hand to determine which products and ‘regimen’ may work best for their needs,” Bratton explains. The company’s hope is that its products can be used as part of a daily healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit:


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