WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid first discovered in 1940 which makes up 40% of the cannabis plant’s extract. Cannabidiol is a chemical in the marijuana plant with over 80 chemicals that were originally discovered in industrial hemp. It’s probably been studied more than just about any other compound with over 116 known cannabinoids in industrial hemp.
CBD is considered the most significant cannabinoid ever found. Continued research has shown a rise in users, offering more hope for those looking for better overall health and quality of life.
While it’s a natural compound of the plant, unlike THC, CBD is not intoxicating and therefore will not make you high. It’s commonly used for well-being and has become quite pro-active for daily wellness for thousands of people. CBD is a major ingredient in Medical Marijuana which has shown many positive results for:
- Chronic pain
- Cancer-related pain
And many other health issues
Your choice for applying and using CBD can have an effect on how it works. The applications include ingestion, inhalation, topical, and sublingual (under the tongue). Bioavailability is the absorption of CBD into the bloodstream which enters the circulation system in order to have an active effect. The application of CBD will have an effect on how it works in your body for the results you are looking for.
People have used strains of cannabis since ancient times to improve their health. Unfortunately, legislation and politics have seen cannabis as an unacceptable alternative for aiding in various illnesses.
On the other hand, the health and science world continues to recognize and accept cannabinoids for showing results for various issues that people suffer from. What was once restricted, the scientific world views as a safe, natural alternative that should be considered.
Is CBD Now Considered A Legal Alternative?
In 2014, the Federal Farm Bill granted states the right to grow and research industrial hemp in state-regulated environments by creating pilot programs.
In 2018, the growth, production, and sale of hemp and hemp-based products were legalized. Marijuana and hemp come from the cannabis plant but the big difference between the 2, is the levels of THC. Hemp has less than 0.3% which is why it has been deemed legal. Marijuana, on the other hand, is still considered illegal by federal law due to its high level of THC.
Since the 2014 ruling, hemp has been allowed through regulations allowing agriculture departments to research and study its properties. Hemp is no longer considered a Substance List Schedule I Drug. It can be marketed and sold through state borders.
Although Congress has approved industrial hemp for producing and selling, due to the low level of THC found in CBD oil, but states still have a say. Keep in mind, that does not mean individual states cannot decide whether hemp can be sold within their borders.
Because CBD has less than 0.3% content of THC, it’s legal to sell, produce, and be consumed within the United States. Hopefully, with further research, scientists will find there are many benefits for people suffering from various illnesses or chronic pain. To date, the results have been quite positive.