CBD and our health- Intro

CBD (Cannabidiol) oil is derived from hemp. Many people confuse hemp with marijuana, but hemp is a very different plant. Marijuana and hemp may share the same scientific name, Cannabis sativa, but they are not the same. Checkout shockmd.com/2010/01/10/cbd-and-our-health for more info.

Marijuana is cultivated primarily for its psychoactive cannabinoid, a chemical compound called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, for recreational and medicinal use. Marijuana contains both THC and CBD.

Hemp contains only a trace of THC, less than 0.3% compared to marijuana’s hefty 5-35%. The main cannabinoid in hemp is CBD, but there are over 100 other cannabinoids in hemp, as well as compounds that produce tastes and scents called terpenes (e.g. citrusy smell of oranges, unique aroma of pine trees, or sweet flower smell of lavender).

For thousands of years, hemp has been cultivated for food, clothing, fiber, and fuel. It is one of the world’s oldest domesticated crops. In the early days, hemp was a vital crop in the U.S. During the 1700s, colonial farmers grew hemp mainly for its strong fiber.

However, hemp production came to a screeching halt when the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed. Mainstream attitudes towards cannabis began to sway greatly towards the negative. Hemp became the “evil weed” because it shares the same species as marijuana even though it does not contain marijuana’s abundant THC.

Over the years, many have speculated that the real reason for the anti-cannabis campaign boiled down to the worry that hemp could become a low-cost substitute for paper pulp. American industrialist William Randolph Hearst and the DuPont family had major investments in the timber and newspaper industries. They initiated a smear campaign to destroy the lucrative hemp market for fear that the rise of hemp would undercut their profits. Nevertheless, years later, it became known that hemp does not contain a high enough concentration of cellulose to be an effective paper substitute.

Eighty long years later, hemp finally regained its legal status in the U.S. after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Hemp, defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC, is removed from Schedule I controlled substances. Hemp-derived products are legal as long as they come from licensed hemp growers. More and more universities and hospitals have begun to study it. Americans can now use CBD legally. It can be ordered online and shipped to all 50 states.

Marijuana laws are also changing at a rapid pace across America. Even though it is still illegal on the federal level, many states have legalized marijuana. For the remaining states, some have allowed it for medical use and some recreational use.

Impact of CBD Oil and Hemp Seed Oil

Aromatherapy is a well-known holistic healing approach but the healing power is exponentially magnified when enhanced by the rapidly penetrating carrier hemp seed oil. No other carrier oil will take the beneficial medicinal qualities of essential aromatic oils as easily as hemp seed oil through the epidermis, so if your lotions and salves skip it, you ‘re not doing your body justice, but it’s not too late …. Click 1teamcannabis.com/blog/the-differences-between-cbd-oil-and-hemp-seed-oil.

Many of you are familiar with Hemp Products, a nearby store at 624 Lincoln Avenue. But the holistic bath and body line of Hemp Products is still available elsewhere in the region, and it’s a good thing- because this unbeatable skin line has just gone nationwide, and the retail store has just closed down. Owner and formulator Heather Howell-Durand has moved her busy factory to her home and later this summer will open a larger factory in west end Steamboat.

Many who have tried lotions from Hemp Essentials, soothing serums, or soaps for your dry skin or other disease, realize that such formulations offer something special. Rather of waiting for weeks to work on your ailment about something, whether it is physical or mental, you feel better in days. And it is not that there is something super-powered in the essential oil of lavender, it is because the essential oils are taken on the wings of a super-agent from the epidermis.

If you met Howell, just once, you’ll hear her hemp soapbox: “Hemp seed oil is the only oil in the plant kingdom that can penetrate your skin’s lipid layer,” and carry the healing powers of the essential oils straight to the bloodstream, kicking in almost instantly. And if you haven’t met Howell, she’s, and understandably so, the biggest hemp advocate that you’ll find. She doesn’t just joke about making a sale; she knows her goods work better than anyone else!

During graduate school at Colorado State University in Ft Howell discovered the forces of hemp through much study. Collins in Hemp Fibber Fashion, while getting her masters. Just like hemp seed oil sneaks through the skin’s protective outer layer, so Howell ‘s strength snakes into life. She began formulating lotions and soaps with fragrant (unnatural) oils and selling them at shows and fairs.