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What is CBD, and where does it come from?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a chemical that comes primarily from a plant called “Hemp”. Hemp is one name used for the species of plants scientifically named Cannabis. Originating in Asia near the Hindu Kush mountains along the Himalayas, people used the Hemp plant fibers as early as 4,000 years ago to create paper, clothing, and rope. Evidence shows that people were burning Cannabis 2,500 years ago to mourn as they buried their loved ones, as well as using the plant for many other medicinal applications. By the 1600’s farmers in the original 13 colonies of America were growing Cannabis as a major crop for a variety of reasons. Even America’s first president, George Washington, had slaves growing him Cannabis on his farm in Virginia!
Is CBD/Hemp legal?
Yes, CBD products derived from Hemp plants are legal according to the federal government.
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How is Hemp (CBD) different from Marijuana (THC)?
Cannabis is a genus of plant that is known mainly by two names, Marijuana and Hemp.
Can Hemp or CBD get you high?
No, CBD does not get you "high".
So how does CBD work?
Our body is naturally and perfectly designed to absorb and use the cannabinoids THC and CBD to keep us healthy. This is thanks to our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS plays a major role in regulating our other body systems such as the circulatory, respiratory, nervous, reproductive and immune systems to maintain homeostasis, or balance within our body. This system functions as a series of cannabinoid receptors located throughout our body, and when these receptors bind with cannabinoids there are many different positive effects.
The way CBD works within the endocannabinoid system is still unclear, as it does not bind to cannabinoid receptors the way THC does. While research into exactly how CBD works is still ongoing, scientists do know that CBD has many medicinal benefits minus the negative side effects many people associate with THC. Without feelings of anxiety and memory loss often reported with THC-heavy marijuana, science has shown that ingesting CBD helps to reduce inflammation, may serve as an antidepressant, and slows the growth of some cancer cells. It helps the body relieve pain, soften the effects of anxiety, and sleep better. Studies have even demonstrated that ingesting CBD prior to drinking works to protect cells from alcohol damage and lowers blood-alcohol concentration. These are just a few scientifically researched examples of the many positive effects of CBD when ingested and absorbed by our ECS.
While much more research is needed, the science and history of Cannabis reveals that this plant has been and will continue to be used for centuries as way to bring natural, holistic health and wellness to humans worldwide. Check out our growing online store and get your CBD products today!