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Grading the Week: CU Buffs coach Karl Dorrell is running it back on offense — under the cover of Pac-12 After Dark-ness



Grading the Week: CU Buffs coach Karl Dorrell is running it back on offense — under the cover of Pac-12 After Dark-ness

Never has an 8:30 p.m. kickoff been so welcome for CU football fans.

After what transpired last week against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Folsom Field, perhaps it’s best that the Buffs play under the cover of Pac-12 After Dark-ness.

With head coach Karl Dorrell signing up for another Saturday of the same old shenanigans, we can think of no better setting.

Karl Dorrell — Inc.

The CU Buffs head coach vowed to “start all over” in the wake of one of the worst offensive performances in program history — which, apparently, means getting the band back together for another jam session Saturday at Arizona State.

Freshman Brendon Lewis is still the quarterback.

Offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini is still drawing up the plays.

And the Buffs head football coach is going to … “show my face in the offensive room a little bit more now.”

Sounds like one heck of a reboot, as well as something best previewed by a limited audience — one they’ll almost certainly draw given that the game is on ESPNU and won’t end until sometime after midnight MDT.

If Dorrell’s decision to stay the course works out, Buffs fans will hear about it Sunday morning and be pleasantly surprised.

If it doesn’t — and that’s where the Grading the Week staff would put our money, if we had any — bedtime will have beckoned long before things get ugly, anyway.

And maybe then, with the USC Trojans stumbling into Boulder next week, Dorrell will finally have all the information he needs to decide whether or not the status quo has a future at Folsom Field.

Because seven quarters of scoreless football, and a passing attack surpassed by all but one FBS program (including triple-option practitioners Air Force and Army), evidently isn’t enough.

Teddy Bridgewater — A+

If you’re not on Team Teddy at this point, you’re just being obnoxious.

After submitting two near flawless performances as Broncos quarterback — albeit against two very flawed teams in the New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars — Bridgewater has shown the Grading the Week staff enough.

Consider us the lead conductors of the Teddy Train, and we’re welcoming any and all passengers.

Could we interest you in four touchdowns, zero interceptions and two double-digit wins? How about a 120.7 passer rating? Not even Tom Brady has matched the latter through two weeks (although, yes, he does have nine touchdown passes).

It’s slightly terrifying how comfortable Bridgewater looks as chaos swirls around him in the pocket. We can’t help but wonder if the former Louisville star missed his calling as an air traffic controller.

Say what you will about Drew Lock’s unlimited upside, that’s not something we ever considered in his 18 starts under center.

Broncos ownership rumors — B

Nothing gets the Grading the Week staff going quite like some juicy Broncos ownership rumors.


Amid Southwest Airlines’ woes, unsupported “sickout” claims take flight



Amid Southwest Airlines’ woes, unsupported “sickout” claims take flight

DALLAS — When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off.

Conservative politicians and pundits, including Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, alleged the flight disruptions resulted from pilots and air traffic controllers walking off their jobs or calling in sick to protest federal vaccination requirements.

The airline, its pilots’ union and the Federal Aviation Administration denied that.

“The weekend challenges were not a result of Southwest employee demonstrations,” Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz said Monday.

Still, Twitter posts claiming airline employees were “standing up to medical tyranny” and participating in a “mass sickout” amassed thousands of shares. Vague and anonymous messages on social media speculated that Southwest was hiding the real reason for its disruptions. And anti-vaccine rallying cries such as #DoNotComply, #NoVaccineMandate and #HoldTheLine were among the 10 most popular hashtags tweeted in connection to Southwest over the weekend, according to a report from media intelligence firm Zignal Labs.

Even as flights appeared to be running closer to normal on Tuesday, the Texas-based airline remained at the center of the latest front in the vaccine mandate culture war, its challenges exploited by opponents of vaccine requirements.

Neither the company nor its pilots’ union has provided evidence to back up their explanations for why nearly 2,400 flights were canceled from Saturday through Monday. Southwest has only said that bad weather and air traffic control issues in Florida on Friday triggered cascading failures in which planes and pilots were trapped out of position for their next flight.

The crisis peaked on Sunday, when the airline canceled more than 1,100 flights, or 30% of its schedule. By Tuesday evening, it had canceled fewer than 100 flights, or 2% of its schedule, although more than 1,000 flights were delayed, according to tracking service FlightAware.

“When you get behind, it just takes several days to catch up,” CEO Gary Kelly said Tuesday on CNBC. “We were significantly set behind on Friday.”

Southwest struggled all summer with delays and cancellations. A senior executive admitted to employees Sunday that the airline is still understaffed and might need to reduce flights in November and December.

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Denver election 2021: Voters asked to tax recreational marijuana sales to fund pandemic research



Denver election 2021: Voters asked to tax recreational marijuana sales to fund pandemic research

Ordinance 300 on Denver’s Nov. 2 ballot asks voters to establish a pandemic research fund by bumping the city’s marijuana sales tax rate up to 11.8% from 10.3%, adding an extra 15 cents to every $10 spent in a recreational dispensary.

It has identified a local institution, the University of Colorado Denver’s CityCenter, to lead that potential research which would be focused on technologies that could protect people from contagious diseases and public policy changes that could boost preparedness and recovery in the event of a pandemic.

“The people of Denver want to be prepared the next time a pandemic strikes and this ballot initiative is the way to make that happen,” the Denver Pandemic Fund campaign said in a statement emailed to the Denver Post.

But opponents, including Mayor Michael Hancock, say it’s a misguided measure that would bring an unnecessary tax burden down on Denverites.

The measure was proposed by Guarding Against Pandemics, a nonprofit organization backed by cryptocurrency billionaire and Joe Biden donor Sam Bankman-Fried.

Campaign finance records show that the Guarding Against Pandemics has donated $250,000 to the Denver Pademic Fund Campaign this year. The organization lists an address in Delaware.

While originating from out of state, the campaign noted it has been endorsed by the Colorado Nurses Association.

CU Denver, whose CityCenter arm is named in the ordinance as a recipient of the funding the tax increase would bring in, has not endorsed the measure.

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Fantasy football NFL Week 6 best bets to score: Austin Ekeler, Emmanuel Sanders, Najee Harris



Fantasy football NFL Week 6 best bets to score: Austin Ekeler, Emmanuel Sanders, Najee Harris

We’re almost a third of the way through the fantasy season, so scoring trends are starting to stick. These players are my best bets to keep finding the end zone at the running back and wide receivers positions in Week 6.

Running Back


Ekeler, a former Eaton High School and Western Colorado standout, is on a roll going into Week 6, having scored seven TDs to start the season. A key factor is none of the backs behind him can seem to cement a place in the rotation. With Baltimore and its middling run defense on deck, Ekeler should have little trouble finding the end zone with his 43.61% TD dependency and more than 70% snap count.


He may be injury-prone at times, but Henderson is a fantasy force when he’s on the field for the Rams, amassing at least 80 yards and a TD in three of the four games he’s played in this season. He’ll face a Giants team this week that is the seventh-best matchup for opposing running backs right now, and Henderson is playing almost 80% of snaps even with Sony Michel in the mix, so chances of him scoring this week are good.


Robinson had a slow start to his season, but he’s finding a rhythm in the Jaguars offense, scoring four TDs in his past three games and getting more snap counts each week. With a TD dependency of 33.57%, which is impressive considering he didn’t score in his first two games, Robinson is poised to reach the end zone against a Miami team that has allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs this season.


Gibson has a shin injury, but that hasn’t stopped him from developing into a goal-line threat, scoring three TDs over his past two games. As long as he’s on the field, he’ll produce, and Gibson is on the field almost 60% of the time. He’ll go up against a Chiefs defense this week that has allowed nine TDs on the ground this season, tied for most in the NFL.


Harris is doing it all for the Steelers these days, as injuries have affected the offense. On the field almost 85% of the time over his past four games, Harris has even developed into a primary receiving option with 31 targets in his past three games. Scoring three TDs in five games, Harris is a prime candidate to reach the end zone against a Seattle team that has allowed the third-most fantasy points to running backs this season.

Wide Receiver


Hill has scored three TDs in his past two games, and the Chiefs will lean on him even more now that RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is sidelined with a knee injury for at least the next several games. Already on the field 85% of KC’s offensive snaps, Hill is always just a play away from breaking off a major gain with six points tacked onto the end. This week he’ll go against a once-vaunted Washington secondary that has now allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.


Buffalo’s highest fantasy point-scoring WR over the past three games, in which he’s scored four TDs, Sanders is off to a strong start. On the field 79% of the time, more than any other Bills WR, Sanders has developed into Josh Allen’s favorite deep ball option. He could have a field day in Week 6 against a Titans team that is the best matchup for WRs in the NFL.


Scoring a TD in all but one game he’s played in this season, Johnson has also seen double-digit targets in all but one game. Even last week, when he only got two targets against the Broncos, one of them was for a score so we know Roethlisberger is looking for him in the red zone. He’ll face a Seahawks team this week that has given up the sixth-most fantasy points to WRs this season.


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FDA grapples with timing of booster for J&J COVID-19 vaccine



FDA grapples with timing of booster for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it is wrestling with whether and when recipients of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine need another dose — at six months or as early as two months.

In an online review, FDA scientists didn’t reach a firm conclusion, citing shortcomings with J&J’s data, including little information on protection against the extra-contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.

The review comes ahead of meetings Thursday and Friday when an FDA advisory panel will recommend whether to back booster doses of both the J&J and Moderna vaccines. That’s one step in the government’s vaccine review process: Next week, the FDA will make a final decision on authorizing those boosters and then the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will debate who actually should get them.

Health authorities say all the vaccines used in the U.S. continue to provide strong protection against severe disease or death from COVID-19. But amid signs that protection against milder infections may be waning, the government already has cleared booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for certain people starting at six months after their last shot.

Aiming for uniform recommendations, Moderna likewise asked the FDA to clear its booster dose at six months. But J&J complicated the decision by proposing a second shot over a range of two to six months.

FDA reviewers wrote that a study of the two-month booster plan suggests “there may be a benefit,” while pointing to only small numbers of people who got another shot at six months instead.

Overall, the J&J vaccine “still affords protection against severe COVID-19 disease and death,” the FDA’s reviewers concluded. But data about its effectiveness “are consistently less” than the protection seen with Pfizer and Moderna shots.

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CU Buffs men’s basketball picked sixth in Pac-12 preseason media poll



CU Buffs men’s basketball picked sixth in Pac-12 preseason media poll

SAN FRANCISCO — The Colorado men’s basketball team was picked sixth in the Pac-12 Conference preseason media poll released on Wednesday morning to kick off the league’s media day.

There perhaps was some uncertainty regarding the Buffaloes among the league’s voters, as CU boasts just two seniors in Evan Battey and Elijah Parquet alongside a cast of youngsters that is talented but untested.

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Pac-12 picks: UW’s competitive advantage over UCLA; ASU handles Utah; Cal hangs with Oregon



Pac-12 picks: UW’s competitive advantage over UCLA; ASU handles Utah; Cal hangs with Oregon

The Hotline typically takes a close look at key trends and statistics when evaluating Pac-12 games against the point spread, but not always.

Under certain circumstances, we make a selection with little thought and zero hesitation.

UCLA’s visit to Washington on Saturday afternoon is one of those circumstances.

The Huskies are an easy call, and here’s our 12-word explanation: Second consecutive road game against a home team coming off a bye.

UCLA is playing the second leg of back-to-back roadies and doing so against a host that has had two weeks to prepare.

What’s more, the Bruins are doing it after a night game in Tucson that was in doubt until midway through the fourth quarter. They returned to campus in the wee hours, had a quick turnaround to prepare for UW, then headed back on the road.

Meanwhile, the Huskies have been sitting around Montlake for two full weeks, resting and healing and preparing for the Bruins.

That’s a significant competitive advantage — one the Huskies are acutely familiar with, albeit from the other side.

Three years ago, Washington played a rugged game in Pasadena that was in doubt late in the fourth quarter. The following week, they were back on the road — to Eugene — for an afternoon showdown against the Ducks.

Oregon had been lying in wait for two weeks, resting up and focused entirely on UW. The game went to overtime, with the Ducks prevailing.

Then, as now, the home team with two weeks to prepare held a significant competitive advantage.

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Home in Venice, Illinois engulfed in flames Wednesday morning



Home in Venice, Illinois engulfed in flames Wednesday morning

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VENICE, Ill. – A home in Venice, Illinois is on fire Wednesday morning.

The fire started at about 6:45 a.m. at a home located in the 500 block of Washington Street.

FOX 2’s Bommarito Automotive Group SkyFOX flew over the scene.

FOX 2 will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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25 Best CBD Gummies For Sleep & Insomnia In 2021



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CBD gummies are one of the most user-friendly items on the market, and they’re also the most straightforward type of CBD product for newcomers. CBD has become one of the most popular products for pain management, as well as for boosting mood and enhancing sleep quality.

CBD has become a popular product since it has been a remedy for many people. It’s now available in lots of variations, making it simple to use and adaptable to a variety of requirements. The gummy format is a fun and simple approach to begin or continue using CBD.

However, it is still necessary to have accurate information about the products available in order to ensure that you are purchasing from a reputable company. One of the nicest things about CBD gummies for sleep is that they don’t require any sophisticated preparation; simply take one, chew it, and enjoy the flavors and benefits of CBD.

Best CBD Gummies for Sleep

Budpop’s CBD gummies are one of the best CBD gummies on the market right now, and there are a plethora of brands to pick from. The CBD brands listed below are some of the best on the market and are highly valued by numerous customers.

  1. BudPop: Overall Best CBD Gummies For Sleep As It Has CBN
  2. Cheef Botanicals: Best Variety Of Hemp Gummies
  3. Fab CBD: Flavored Sleep Gummies

#1. BudPop: Overall Best CBD Gummies

BudPop is a new player in the Delta-8 THC game, so the name may not ring a bell right away. Before developing any of its products, Budpop ensures that its staff does significant research on CBD and THC products. Every product is constantly scrutinized for ways to improve it. CBD’s pain-relieving and appetite-stimulating properties are then harnessed by the brand.

In the year 2021, the company entered the industry. Its goal is to promote a more balanced living through hemp-based natural medicines.


This brand has unique flavor options that are going to be a delight for any new user. You can choose between two flavors: strawberry or blueberry. It’s worth noting that these flavors are the result of artificial flavoring. They do, however, produce a fruity kick that is rather enjoyable. If you have a sweet craving, they are ideal for you, combining taste and bliss for a terrific experience.

Budpop products are all lab-tested and manufactured in the United States. BudPop CBD gummies are a great place to start if you’re new to CBD. It’s worth noting that the potency is often modest, ranging from 5 mg to 40 mg; as a result, the effectiveness may be lower on the first try. These CBD+CBN infused gummies are perfect for people who are suffering from insomnia or who just want a restful sleep.

#2. Fab CBD: Provides Wide Range of Flavored Sleep Gummies

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Fab CBD is a young and modestly sized firm that has swiftly gained the attention of many customers, despite harsh competition from proven and more established brands. The product meets all of the criteria to be ranked at the top of our list, and it is both potent and safe. Many buyers have stated that it has exceeded their expectations.


Fab CBS’s products are made from hemp that’s grown organically in Colorado. They claim to be completely natural and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and gluten. They are also acceptable for vegans and suitable for persons with underlying medical concerns.

Fab CBD claims to operate in a transparent manner and to follow all applicable regulations, making it a reliable brand to use. Pesticides, heavy metals, solvents, and pollutants are all absent from their gummies, according to the company. These tasty fruit-flavored edibles are also THC-free and include a 25 mg CBD isolate dosage.

Fab CBD edibles assist in soothing nerves and improving health, making them suitable for pain and stress reduction. They’re also great for exercise-related sprains and most importantly, sleep.

#3. Cheef Botanicals: Best Variety Of Hemp Gummies

Cheef Botanicals was founded by people who believed in the medicinal properties of cannabis and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. These experts combined their 25 years of experience in nutrition and wellness to work with the best hemp producers in Colorado. They collaborated to create one of the most well-known brands on the market right now.

Because of their transparency in quality control and great customer service, Cheef Botanicals is regarded as one of the most trusted companies. Products are made from Colorado’s best hemp, and they are organic, Non GMO, gluten-free, and dairy-free.


Cheef Botanicals’ CBD Gummies are prepared with full-spectrum extracts and made with hemp that is high in CBD but low in THC. These fantastic vegan-friendly gummies are made utilizing the procedure of infusing CO2 into the extracted oil. They’re all-natural, with no artificial flavors or colors, and any hues on the gummies come from fruits and vegetables.

These gummies are available in the United States and are classified as non-psychotropic by the FDA. They’re vegan-friendly and don’t contain any dangerous ingredients or preservatives like gelatin. They purely contain organic ingredients.

#4. CBDistillery

CBDistillery was founded on the conviction that high-quality CBD products should be offered to everyone at an affordable price. It is currently a fast-growing brand with a big fan base across the United States, having been founded by Colorado natives.


The company is proud of its organic, gluten-free, and allergen-free CBD products, which are also acceptable for vegan and kosher customers. The gummies are assured to have been examined in laboratories, as evidenced by the website’s availability of lab findings. It is a reliable brand that has received a variety of certifications, including one from the US Hemp Authority and another from a GMP Certified Facility, to ensure that they comply with all applicable rules and requirements.

CBDistillery makes THC-free gummies with 30mg of isolated CBD and natural fruit flavorings. They use an ethanol extraction procedure, which is a safe type of extraction that yields the finest results with no traces of THC. These CBD gummies for sleep are available at comparatively cheaper rates which makes it a popular choice.

#5. Medterra CBD

Medterra CBD boasts a vast product selection for clients to choose from. They also make sure you get your money’s worth with their CBD gummies, which have high-quality strains and flavors. It was even named Best New Product for 2020 by Retailer Choice!


HempBombs’ gummies come in three different strengths: Original (15 mg), High Potency (25 mg), and Sleep (15 mg CBD + 5 mg of melatonin). The gummies are made from broad-spectrum hemp that has been laboratory tested, and they further promise that more tests will be performed during the manufacturing process.

These safeguards ensure that it is safe to sell and eat while yet being effective and potent. There are no pesticides, metals, solvents, or pollutants in the items that could affect users. To comply with federal regulations, it goes through one of the most rigorous extraction methods to assure that it contains no more than a percentage of 0.3 THC.

#6. CBDFx

When it comes to CBD, this brand has a wide range of products to choose from. CBDFx began with vaping items and has since extended to include other CBD products. It was founded in 2014 with the goal to make CBD’s benefits accessible to the general public, and it has since grown to become one of the world’s largest CBD enterprises.


It is committed to supplying the finest quality CBD by obtaining hemp harvests that are certified organic, pesticide-free, and GMO-free, ensuring that its products are safe to use.

The quality check is then carried out by third-party labs. They also have low-potency gummies that are ideal for newcomers and insomniacs. The CBDFx gummies are gluten-free and vegan-friendly, and they contain no artificial sweeteners or syrups. Regular Gummy Bears, Spirulina, Turmeric Gummies, and Melatonin are the three varieties of gummies available.

#7. Charlotte’s Web

With an active chatbot, this brand has one of the best user interfaces out there for CBD products. They give justice to the ‘Web’ in their name by having a very customer-friendly website. Charlotte’s Web is slowly gaining fan-following due to its high-quality products.


The thing about CBD gummies is that they aren’t always delicious but they are ideal for getting a good night’s sleep. Gummy candies are challenging enough to get right in terms of texture and flavor as it is, but adding the strong taste of most CBD products results in a whole new level of difficulty.

CBD gummies by Charlotte’s web, on the other hand, has nailed the fruity flavoring. They come in a variety of juicy, Hawaiian-inspired flavors, as well as a handful of distinct textures and sugar-free gummies for those on a diet. Blueberry Wave and Peachy Pau Hana are two types of sugar-coated fruit rings that are sweet and sour. Alternatively, aim for a traditional gummy bear texture with various fruit flavors.

#8. Premium Jane

Premium Jane is dedicated to forming a community of CBD users and spreading the word about the natural benefits of CBD to those who truly need it. They even have several programs to fund non-profit charity organizations. With special offers to new customers and many exciting discount opportunities, Premium Jane is building its own fandom.


The edible from Premium Jane comes in four flavors and they are all classics. They’re dusted with a sweet and sour sugar mixture that’s as bright and cheery as the jar they come in. Each gummy is delicate, sour, and delicious.

Because they’re created with CBD isolate, they don’t have the strong ‘earthy’ flavor that many hemp products have. What’s left are tasty fruit-flavored candies with 10 mg of CBD per serving-ideal for snacking!

#9. Joy Organics

Joy Organics was founded with a simple goal in mind: to provide quality CBD products via innovation and perfection, as well as excellent customer service.

Joy Smith, the company’s CEO and co-founder credits her commitment to product quality and customer service to her own personal experience. Joy Organics is becoming a strong competitor in the CBD industry.


Joy Organics gummies are a great way to get a good night’s sleep because of their high potency and soothing after effect. Joy Organics’ products are all based on the most up-to-date scientific research and their attitude is that high-quality CBD doesn’t have to be expensive.

Many firms say that their products are more expensive because they are made from naturally grown hemp produced in the United States, or that they undergo intensive third-party testing to ensure their purity and efficacy.

Joy Organics, on the other hand, has managed to provide you with all of the quality and guarantee while keeping the cost to a minimum. The gummies come in two mouth-watering flavors of Strawberry Lemonade and Green Apple.

#10. CBDmd

Thanks to its high-quality hemp extracts and devotion to forward-thinking technology, CBDmd has become one of the most trusted names in hemp-based goods, including CBD oils, tinctures, gummies, and more. Their website will tell you all you need to know about CBDmd if you’ve been seeking a new line of CBD health and wellness products to try.


CBDmd gummies are infused with Full Spectrum oil derived from organically farmed USA hemp of the highest quality. These gummies are one of the strongest on the market, with 50 mg of CBD per serving, and are quite reasonably priced at $49.99 for a 30-pack containing 1500 mg of CBD. These sweets will assist you in falling asleep without feeling groggy the next morning.

Despite being quite strong, the texture and flavor are unaffected. They have the same texture and flavor as a regular gummy, but with the added benefit of CBD. They are only 8 calories per piece and are available in three delightful flavors (Blue Raspberry, Strawberry, and Lime).

#11. Palm Organix

Palm Organix is a CBD brand with a witty side. Their website has a separate section for customer engagement and enhancing user experience. This New York-based company is dedicated to providing premium quality CBD products with no THC.


Their edibles attempt to take away those anxious sensations you get when you aren’t looking forward to after a long weekend. The normal CBD gummies from Palm Organix are a fun twist on the conventional gummy bears.

They’re fruit-flavored and include 10 milligrams of CBD per serving, making them a great snack at any time of day or night. Choose between the traditional and Vegan AF versions of the product. One of the best things about the Palm Organix brand is their one-of-a-kind gummies created to honor their community and the causes they support.

#12. Green Roads

As the name suggests, Green Roads was formed by a group of pharmacists who decided to take the Green Roads of Hemp plants. Their goal is to make every person healthier through natural ways of plant-based products. With a complete guide to the CBD industry, this brand is helping spread awareness as much as possible.


With their 25 mg full-spectrum gummies, Green Roads is one of the few brands that get the CBD gummy right. This gummy alternative is a definite winner when compared to other edibles on the market due to its vegan status, sugar coating, lack of artificial flavors or colors, and basic components.

Each gummy contains additional minor cannabinoids derived from their proprietary Cherry strain of hemp, which is CO2 extracted and USDA Certified Organic. These one-of-a-kind gummies were created in collaboration with a local candy producer. They incorporate their CBD into the mix, unlike most other ‘sprayed’ gummies, and guarantee that the hemp flavor doesn’t overshadow the sweetness of each piece. Each jar contains

#13. PureKana

PureKana is your best bet for high-quality, low-cost CBD products produced from hemp. PureKana, which is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is committed to providing you with the finest quality, most inexpensive hemp CBD products available.

Capsules, beverage enhancers, topical salves, edibles, vape devices, and other hemp CBD items are available. They even have hemp CBD snacks and items for your dogs!


While CBD oil is the most direct route to hemp-based wellness, PureKana recognizes that CBD gummies are far tastier and enjoyable. To ensure that professionals and sportsmen can obtain their daily dose without fear, PureKana uses THC-free CBD produced from sustainably farmed hemp plants.

You can just eat them as a discreet snack during the day when you’re feeling stressed or right before you go to bed. Take only 1 of these 10 mg CBD candies before bedtime to help you relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

#14. JustCBD

JustCBD is a well-known CBD company. The firm, which is based in Florida, has been producing CBD products since 2017. FDA may penalize companies that break FDA regulations by sending out warning letters that detail the particular infractions. JustCBD has not gotten an FDA warning letter yet, which is a positive indication.


While full-spectrum CBD gummies have a stronger flavor than CBD isolate gummies, there are certain advantages to purchasing a gummy with a more robust recipe. JustCBD gummies contain the full-spectrum CBD that has made the JustCBD brand famous.

They’re created by some of the greatest hemp farmers in the United States and include a potent blend of extra cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, and CBN. The fact that the CBD used to manufacture the sleep CBD gummies are CO2 extracted may help to make them more appealing.

#15. Five CBD

The term, Five, refers to their dedication to all the aspects of the hemp plant. You’ll get the full power of the hemp plant with a 5:1 ratio of CBD to minor hemp components. That means some of the highest-quality CBD in the world, backed by a formidable team.


Because these CBD gummies are manufactured with full-spectrum CBD, they have a strong, bitter aftertaste, but they are vegan, cruelty-free, and naturally flavored. You can choose from mixed berry, passionfruit, or pineapple tastes, or get an assortment if you can’t decide.

You can sample a 4-pack of any flavor you like when you’re just beginning to start and aren’t sure which sorts of gummies are appropriate for you. Otherwise, go for a jar of 30 to ensure a good night’s sleep throughout the month.

#16. CBD American Shaman

CBD American Shaman, another outstanding company, puts its heart and mind into every batch of CBD it produces. CBD American Shaman wishes for a healthier world with the help of plants and natural CBD.


CBD gummies are sweetened with pure organic cane sugar and include 15 mg of full-spectrum hemp extract. CBD American Shaman uses no artificial flavors or colors in their gummies so you can be assured of the safety before trying it.

Through education, support, and activism, CBD American Shaman is on a mission to make CBD radically accessible to everyone. The company is a certified B Corporation, which means it upholds its reputation for caring for its customers, employees, community, and environment.

#17. Tommy Chong CBD

Because of its priority to quality, consistent goods, and focus on putting the customer first, Tommy Chong CBD has swiftly created a name for itself in the CBD business. Tommy Chong CBD is one of the few CBD companies that you could call with any questions you may have.


Tommy Chong CBD’s gummies are organically flavored and available in green apple and strawberry lemonade flavors. Customers love the taste, which is created with 10 mg per THC-free broad-spectrum CBD per serving. All Tommy Chong CBD gummies come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and you should sample the entire product before asking for a refund. If you are looking for CBD gummies for sleep, this brand is surely worth a try.

#18. Nuleaf Naturals

This brand was formed in the year 2014 and has been growing its clients in the market. Their goal is to develop good hemp-based products that we would use and recommend to our family and friends.


The brand believes that these gummies assist people to manage stress, which could lead to better sleep. The gummies are lemon and lime flavored, and the firm claims to flavor them with only natural juices.

NuLeaf Naturals sells all kinds of products made of either CBG, CBN, or CBD, so you can surely find a variety. There is 15% off on your first order as a client.

#19. Verma Farms

Verma Farms takes its inspiration from Hawaii and what we mean by this is that the owners of the brand got the idea of selling and growing hemp products after a visit to Hawaii. They have taken a pledge to increase awareness of the health benefits of CBD and cannabis plants.


Each of these vegan gummies has 25 milligrams of CBD that is broad-spectrum. They make sure that all their measurements are accurate, unlike their competitors in the market. Verma Farms does not comprise the quality of its gummies.

Hawaiian punch is the most famous flavor in their CBD edibles category. They also sell many other options of flavoring so you can try any one of them according to your taste.

#20. Royal CBD

As the name indicates, they treat their CBD products like royal treasures, which should assure you that Royal CBD does not fall back on the quality of products. They use CO2 extraction methods and high-quality fields of the farm for their products so the cost might be a bit high.


The CBD gummies for sleep come in two different potencies which is helpful for people who are just starting out their journey in the CBD world. The packaging of the edibles gives out a royal vibe and customers have written only good things about the brand on forums online.

#21. Penguin CBD

The company promises to use phytocannabinoid-rich hemp in its products. This is a hemp strain with significantly greater levels of CBD than regular hemp. This is ideal for people who are suffering from insomnia or anxiety.


The taste of green apple and strawberry lemonade are offered in these vegan, gluten-free, and THC-free gummies. Each gummy has 10 milligrams of CBD in it. True agricultural hemp is said to have higher quantities of CBD, cannabinoids, and terpenes, all of which are beneficial to people’s health.

You have options to buy the gummies in bulk or rather just take a monthly subscription for delivery. Customers have only good things to say about this brand because of its catchy name and high-quality flavored edibles.

#22. R+R Medicinals

Their enthusiasm and effective goods make R+R Medicinals stand out! Performance, competitiveness, responsibility, honesty, loyalty, and enjoyment are all part of their tiny team’s culture.


R+R Medicinals aims to become the most dominating CBD brand in the country, and they’ll get there by carefully choosing the most qualified people that fit this culture.

Each CBD gummy bear includes 30 milligrams of CBD produced from hemp. The gummies come in a variety of flavors, with 30 pieces per pack. Lab results from third-party organizations are available on the site.

#23. Cornbread CBD

With a feature in many magazines like Forbes and Chicago Tribune, Cornbread CBD is building a sense of community for all the CBD lovers out there. They prioritize customer satisfaction, whether it may be your first time experience or tenth.


CBD gummies for sleep can never be talked about without mentioning this brand. This is due to the high potency of gummies that are offered by Cornbread CBD. Their gummies are ideal for people wanting to sleep peacefully.

Their website gives a full guide to all kinds of CBD products out there. They are totally safe with less than 0.3% of THC content. They also sell CBD oils for your pets.

#24. Pure Relief

Pure Relief is a top-rated brand in the CBD market because of its large client base. They have a majority of repeated customers because they know what they’re doing is working in their favor. Pure Relief also has a referral system that encourages people to share and get discounted rates.


Pure Relief, as the name says, will surely provide relief to your mind after you enjoy their gummies. They come in a lot of flavors so you’ll have a hard time settling for just one.

Pure Relief Cannabidiol Gummy Bears can be purchased online at affordable pricing. Getting a monthly subscription for gummies will save up to 20% of the original cost.

#25. Just Live CBD

Just Live CBD is a brand formed by athletes and for athletes too. The brand has been featured on Forbes magazine more than once. They use no THC for obvious reasons. Their website will tell you everything about the company and its products in detail.


Each gummy contains 10 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD. All the products go through testing in a third-party lab, and the results are confidently displayed on the official website.

These gummies come with several packaging options which is great news if you are starting out with CBD. The price is also relatively less expensive considering the high-quality of goods.

Factors to Consider While Buying CBD SleepGummies

The following is a list of the criteria you should use to evaluate CBD Gummies for Sleep Better:

The higher the potency, the more effective and fast-acting the product is, and the longer it will last. This feature is what will make your ideal CBD gummies stand out from the bad ones.

Hemp products grown in the United States and Europe are usually regarded as safe for consumption. This is because the farms are controlled to produce hemp that is free of polluting chemicals, hazardous compounds, metals, and high THC levels – the psychoactive component of cannabis.

The following are the extracts that are available: broad and full-spectrum, as well as isolates. The user will have to decide which type to consume, and they must be informed about what each type entails.

Many manufacturers will prominently display the third-party laboratories they work with, so you can double-check this during your investigation.

Be sure you’re getting your money’s worth by keeping an eye out for brands that provide offers and discounts in order to build your loyalty quickly.

Individual reviews can also be useful in determining how good a brand is. Some websites will reflect this, including pertinent features from periodicals or television, so it’s best to check each one separately.

Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Gummies For Sleep

Q1. Is it safe to use CBD gummies if you’re pregnant?

While pregnant or nursing, the FDA strongly recommends against using any CBD, THC, or cannabis products.

Although no study has been done on the effects of CBD on pregnant women, the FDA warns that THC and cannabis might cause premature birth, low birth weight, or stillbirth. THC can also pass via the circulation system to the brain of the fetus if a pregnant woman takes THC products.

Q2. Is it safe to eat CBD gummies?

When consuming cannabis and CBD, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are many negative effects and potentially violent problems that can develop. So, it’s always suggested to visit a doctor for advice or a checkup before eating these gummies.

These are some of the possible negative effects:

  • sleepiness and drowsiness
  • lack of appetite
  • diarrhea
  • agitation and irritation

Q3. How many CBD gummies should you take?

While we are not medical experts and make no claims to be, we always advocate beginning with small and gradually increasing your dosage. Always take your gummies at the same time every day, and after about five days, assess how you’re feeling. Increase your amount for the next five days, and so on, if you believe more is required to help you fall asleep.

Conclusion: Buy Gummies Infused With CBD For Sleep

For dealing with insomnia, many consumers are turning to health supplements like CBD gummies. A good CBD-infused gummy can help with anxiety and sleeping problems, but only if you get the suitable one. You need to choose the right brand that matches your need to get a good night’s sleep and we highly recommend you to buy from top rated brands like BudPop, FabCBD, Cheef Botanicals, etc to let go of your sleeping problems.

The top 25 brands mentioned above for CBD gummies for sleep were put on our list because they have been tried and tested. So, you can check them out without any worries too!

The news and editorial staffs of The Denver Post had no role in this post’s preparation.

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William Shatner, TV’s Capt. Kirk, blasts into space with Blue Origin



William Shatner, TV’s Capt. Kirk, blasts into space with Blue Origin

VAN HORN, Texas — Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company.

The “Star Trek” hero and three fellow passengers hurtled to an estimated 66 miles (106 kilometers) over the West Texas desert in the fully automated capsule, then safely parachuted back to Earth in a flight that lasted just over 10 minutes.

“You have done something,” an exhilarated Shatner told Bezos as he emerged from the capsule, the words spilling from him in a torrent. ”What you have given me is the most profound experience.” He added: “I hope I never recover from this.”

He said that going from the blue sky to the blackness of space was a moving experience that made him wonder, “Is that the way death is?”

Shatner became the oldest person in space, eclipsing the previous record — set by a passenger on a similar jaunt on a Bezos spaceship in July — by eight years. The flight included about three minutes of weightlessness and a view of the curvature of the Earth.

Sci-fi fans reveled in the opportunity to see the man best known as the stalwart Capt. James T. Kirk of the starship Enterprise boldly go where no star of American TV has gone before.

“This is a pinch-me moment for all of us to see Capt. James Tiberius Kirk go to space,” Blue Origin launch commentator Jacki Cortese said before liftoff. She said she, like so many others, was drawn to the space business by shows like “Star Trek.”

Bezos is a huge “Star Trek” fan — the Amazon founder had a cameo as an alien in one of the later “Star Trek” movies — and Shatner rode free as his invited guest.

The blastoff brought priceless star power to Bezos’ spaceship company, given its built-in appeal to baby boomers, celebrity watchers and space enthusiasts. Shatner starred in TV’s original “Star Trek” from 1966 to 1969, back when the U.S. was racing for the moon, and went on to appear in a string of “Star Trek” movies.

Bezos himself drove the four to the pad, accompanied them to the platform high above the ground and cranked the hatch shut after they climbed aboard the 60-foot rocket. A jubilant Bezos was there to greet them when the capsule floated back to Earth under its brilliant blue-and-red parachutes.

“Hello, astronauts. Welcome to Earth!” Bezos said as he opened the hatch and was embraced by Shatner. The capsule, New Shepard, was named for first American in space, Alan Shepard.

The flight comes as the space tourism industry finally takes off, with passengers joyriding aboard ships built and operated by some of the richest men in the world.

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson led the way by riding into space in his own rocket ship in July, followed by Bezos nine days later on Blue Origin’s first flight with a crew. Elon Musk’s SpaceX made its first private voyage in mid-September, though without Musk aboard.

Last week, the Russians launched an actor and a film director to the International Space Station for a movie-making project.

“We’re just at the beginning, but how miraculous that beginning is. How extraordinary it is to be part of that beginning,” Shatner said in a Blue Origin video posted on the eve of his flight.

Shatner strapped in alongside Audrey Powers, a Blue Origin vice president and former space station flight controller for NASA, and two paying customers: Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer who co-founded a satellite company, and Glen de Vries of a 3D software company. Blue Origin would not divulge the cost of their tickets.

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Downtown’s Caleco’s Bar and Grill has permanently closed



Downtown’s Caleco’s Bar and Grill has permanently closed

ST. LOUIS – Caleco’s Bar and Grill in Downtown St. Louis has now permanently closed.

The Post-Dispatch reported a sign on the door of the restaurant along North Broadway at Kiener Plaza reads, “thank you for the opportunity to serve St. Louis for 47 years.”

A separate sign says the contents will be auctioned off, but no date was given.

The restaurant filed for bankruptcy back in March.

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