In 2018 the United States removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act effectively making industrial hemp legal nationwide. That move has ushered in a new wave of health and economic prosperity for millions of people.
But, as with anything that’s new and exciting in the world of health and wellness there are always misleading stories and inflated claims that always leads to confusion.
This article will explain the difference between hemp derived CBD and marijuana derived CBD and answer a few basic questions regarding CBD.
Let’s start with the basics…
Hemp and marijuana are not the same. Think of them as cousins, kind of like lemons and oranges. They are from the same family but have vastly different personalities.
Hemp is one of the earliest domesticated plants and has many uses. It’s tough and requires little to no pesticides or herbicides to be grown, it controls erosion of the topsoil, and produces oxygen, and now it’s being used as a solution to cleaning up toxic soil.
It’s also one of the fastest growing plants on earth reaching full maturity in just 8 to 12 weeks.
The main difference between Hemp and Marijuana.
While both plants are from the same family and have many uses, marijuana is known for THC and the psychoactive properties it produces and is illegal in many states.
On the other hand, hemp is 100% legal and has no psychoactive properties and is known for it’s wide variety of industrial uses. It’s been used to make paper, textiles like rope and clothing, biodegradable plastics, construction materials like bricks and insulation, cosmetics, food, oil and fuel.
Now it’s being used to clean up the mess humans are making…What’s not to love?
Is CBD right for me?
That’s a great question, and a question only you can answer.
What the most current research shows is this:Our bodies naturally make CBD and is teeming with cannabinoid receptors on our cells called CB1 and CB2.
CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory that is showing promise across the board for all age groups. Studies suggest CBD may be able to reduce anxiety and depression, manage pain, fight nausea and appetite loss, and provide anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects that could potentially be beneficial for conditions like arthritis.
Add to the fact that hemp was the main source of plant medicine for many cultures around the world for thousands of years and there are more than a few reasons you may want to consider incorporating hemp derived CBD into your life.
People using CBD report significant relief from:
Anxiety (stress, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive)
High blood pressure
Best part? CBD comes in many forms including skin creams, gummies, vape cartridges, and much more.
Why choose hemp derived CBD?
Hemp-derived CBD is 100% legal and has no psychoactive properties whatsoever. The same relief without getting ‘high.’
As research into the medical applications of cannabinoids increases, scientists and doctors are providing invaluable insight on how they interact with the human body and other cannabinoids. New studies are providing more insight on why these substances work, how they can be used most effectively, and what new applications they may have in the future.
Chances are you will likely benefit from using hemp derived CBD because everyone feels the effects of stress, and hemp derived CBD offers a subtle but noticeable difference in anxiety levels.
To learn more about CBD click here to view a list of research papers categorized in alphabetical order.