A recently retired Chicago police officer struggled with postpartum depression and the daily pressures working in a violent district. Now, she wants other officers and workers in high-stress positions to know how CBD was a “game-changer” in her life. Jamay Nellum-Fane worked for the police department for 16 years. During that time, she gave birth to twins, and returning to work, she faced many challenges that are familiar to working mothers like finding regular child care. On top of that, she encountered violence regularly on the job. It affected her homelife, including problems with sleeping and depression: “I’m responsible for these little girls, and I’m a mom first… I was trying to cope with what I’m seeing on the daily, trying to serve in the community, and then when I get home, I’m a mom. So it was just a lot. To be honest, I really wasn’t aware of how severe the postpartum was.” When Nellum-Fane tried CBD, she called it a game changer and recommended it to officers facing similar struggles. It is a difficult profession that takes a physical, mental, and emotional toll. Officers need to take care of themselves if they expect career longevity and want to avoid burnout. Talking to law enforcement about the benefits of CBD, however, is easier said than done. There are misconceptions about what CBD products contain. For example, Arete Hemp’s hemp products contain less than .3% Delta 9 THC, and they are non-psychoactive. Nellum Fane’s approach is to educate officers and ease their concerns about CBD products. “Officers are afraid. But I just tell them, ‘Hey, do your research. As long as it doesn’t have the THC in it, you’ll be fine.” CBD can be a wonderfully helpful part of a self-care routine, and officers around the country are trying CBD oils, gummies, and more for pain relief and relaxation at home. Also, many police departments have re-visited their policies regarding CBD and federally legal cannabis products, as their popularity has grown. For people who have irregular sleep patterns or unrestful sleep, Arete Hemp’s Dream Gummies are a fantastic option. They are extremely medicinal, and each gummy contains 50 mg CBD and 20 mg CBN. The Xtra extra strength gummies also have 3 mg melatonin, a hormone naturally produced to regulate sleep cycles. “Overall great and outstanding product for medicinal purposes with dealing with pain, migraines, and insomnia. Was able to finally catch those sheep.” – Malcolm E. “My wife enjoys these gems. She has bad arthritis and doesn’t get much rest, but she says these are great and the effects come on slow and easy and don’t hit all at one time. She gets a full night’s rest without pain and sleeps very well.” – Robert H. “There are times I have difficulty getting to sleep and these really worked!” – Kris “I finally tried the sleep gummies last night. They were so wonderful. I have chronic pain, so solid sleep can be difficult to achieve, but not last night. Slept from 9 pm to 5:40 am, which is a lot for me… Looking forward to adding to my stash.” – Dede Arete Hemp’s online store includes classic CBD oils, edibles, potent tinctures, an ever-growing collection of hemp flowers, and more, because CBD products are not one-size-fits-all! In a verified buyer review, Christine H. says the Limitless Private Reserve Tincture is “great for stress and anxiety relief,” and Emily R. raved that the Hash Rosin Oil Tincture, “calms [her] anxiety and helps [her] relax and have a clearer head for the day.” Readers, we want to hear from you! Do you work in a high-stress job or struggle with insomnia, anxiety, or depression? Is CBD part of your daily self-care routine, and what is your favorite Arete Hemp product? Leave a comment below!