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With all this hype about CBD, I must admit my skepticism.  One busy Saturday morning I had sever neck pain that was making me sick to my stomach and giving me a headache. After work I asked my husband to take me to our local health food store so I could find a detox. As we were shopping my husband saw a sample of CBD lotion, so he proceeded to put some on his heel; which had become chronic for him.

When we get into the car I'm wondering why my amount was higher than I expected so I proceeded to check out what was in our bag. I thought it was a mistake that the CBD lotion was in our bag, but my husband said, "No, I tried it and it worked." Of course I proceeded to tell him that it couldn't have helped that fast. He told me that he had put it on his heel and before we were done shopping the pain was gone.

Well, my neck pain at this point was making me extremely irritable and ugly to be with, so I decided to rub the CBD lotion into my neck.

I could't believe it!

In less than 10 minutes my neck pain was gone!

It was then I decided to do a little deeper investigation and discovered a whole host of benefits, including helping bones to heal faster and stronger after a break, and helping with arthritis; which I discovered to be true after applying it to an old injured pinky finger. I also discovered that CBD helps with allergies as well. After coming back from NC I was having a heck of a time getting over allergies. I ordered the oil and took it by mouth, in two days allergies and sore throat.....gone!

My friend Carol Merlo, M.ED. has written The Hemp Miracle; How One Miraculous Plant Can Heal The Planet and Its People.  This book is filled with all the important research and information to better understand the beauty of Hemp Oil and Lotions. You can order here.

Topics Covered:

  • What is the difference between hemp and marijuana
  • The fascinating history of hemp
  • The Endocannabinoid System
  • Hemp as a SuperFood
  • CBD as a dietary supplement
  • What to look for in a CBD product
  • How to use CBD oil
  • Hemp for a healthy planet
  • Take Action to Help our Economy and Environment

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over 60+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis, an annual herbaceous flowering plant. CBD oil is derived from an organic substance formed in the plant’s secretions. Both marijuana and hemp are forms of cannabis. However, cannabis does not mean marijuana. Cannabis is the genus name and general umbrella term, under which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall. Until recently, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, was the most well-known and studied cannabinoid due to its abundance in marijuana. However, as the second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana and the top non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp, CBD has been gaining momentum in the scientific community and media.

Unlike THC, CBD does not cause any feeling of “high,” which contributes to its legalization across the United States. CBD does not typically have any immediate noticeable effect, though some customers have reported otherwise when using isolates.

Our CBD products and extracts are derived from hemp (not marijuana), and can also be referred to as CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp-derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts,” since they typically contain more than just CBD. However, CBD oil is different from hemp seed oil and organic hemp oil, as these are derived from hemp seeds (not the resin) and do not contain cannabidiol.

How does CBD work?

CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.

Unlike THC, CBD does not interact directly with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids.

What is the difference between CBD and Marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Typically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Colorado hemp we’re now using!

"The simple truth is that hemp is not pot. It is a safe and miraculous plant with life-giving health benefits and can create an economic boom in the United States." Carol Merol, M.ED.

99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

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