Many believe hemp and marijuana are one in the same and this subject still seems quite taboo around the dinner table. There's a lot of stigma around cannabis use and if you don't know the difference it can be overwhelming and scary. Here's what you need to know about cannabis and it's many uses.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, along with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract.
As of 2019, clinical research on CBD included studies related to anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.
The lower the level of THC, the less high you get and the more it leans to the medicinal aspect of CBD as a whole, hence our selection of THC FREE products.
The history of cannabis and its usage by humans dates back to at least the third millennium BC in written history, and possibly further back by archaeological evidence. For millennia, the plant has been valued for its use for fiber and rope, as food and medicine, and for its psychoactive properties for religious and recreational use.
The earliest restrictions on cannabis were reported in the Islamic world by the 14th century. In the 19th century, it began to be restricted in colonial countries, often associated with racial and class stresses. In the middle of the 20th century, international coordination led to sweeping restrictions on cannabis throughout most of the globe. Entering the 21st century, some nations began to take measures to decriminalize or legalize cannabis. History of cannabis - Wikipedia
When you think of Hemp and CBD, our minds most likely lead straight to 'weed' and 'getting high'. Did you know that CBD comes from the hemp plant and hemp has a multitude of uses from clothing and accessories, to building homes with natural FIREPROOF insulation concrete blocks? Yes, there is such a thing as hempcrete used to aid in the building of homes and is stated to lend a ZERO CARBON FOOTPRINT annotation to its use! I don't own a home with hempcrete, but I can attest to owning a few purses made of hemp and they do not get me high when I smell them (It's like finding a good leather bag and smelling it). Just the simple fact that hemp has a zero carbon footprint means not only are you helping mother earth when using it, you are leaving this world better than you found it. In my opinion, that should be each and every human's life goal to insure the future for generations to come.
If I asked you if you would choose a natural additive of herbs to your family dinner or a powdered synthetic, which would you choose? What about food coloring, would you choose natural food coloring made from natural resources or would you choose the chemical squirt bottles with dyes banned in European countries because of their detrimental effects on the human body? Well, I can say that as a woman, mother, and wife I will always choose the most natural choice given for myself and my FAMILY!
Although CBD still isn't FDA approved, CBD's health benefits are increasing with each year as research shows CBD can and is used as an amazing therapeutic and medicinal application. It is also cost efficient unlike a lot of synthetics that are made to only mask the problem, not cure it. We need to educate ourselves and everyone around us that CBD has many more uses than most people know about. CBD isn't just for getting high, it's for getting HEALTHY!!!
Until next time.....