What is Hemp?
Cannabidiol, or Hemp, is an organic compound found in the hemp plant. It belongs to a family of similar compounds known as cannabinoids.
Is Hemp legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp in the United States at the federal level. The bill established norms and regulation for the benefit of the hemp industry including removing hemp from the federal list of controlled substances and taking away the DEA’s power to treat hemp as an illicit drug. Industrial hemp is now classified as an agricultural commodity and is regulated by the Department of Agriculture and individual state agencies. As a result, Hemp derived from industrial hemp is legal nationwide.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Although the two cannabinoids have a very similar structure, the two are most definitely different! CBD and THC are the most popular cannabinoids in cannabis due to their therapeutic properties. However, where THC provides a psychotropic “high” feeling, CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid meaning its properties are solely medicinal.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid System, or ECS for short,
is a collection of cell receptors found within mammals. This receptor system exists in the immune system, central nervous system, and in many organs. The primary function of the ECS is to support homeostasis, or the body’s ability to maintain internal balance. The ECS has been shown to support many of the body’s biological tasks including energy and balance, immune function, sleep, memory, metabolism, and the function of the autonomic nervous system.
How does Cannabidiol work?
Hemp interacts directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). By interacting with these receptors, Hemp has been shown to help with inflammation, anxiety, stress, and a multitude of other conditions.
Are there any known side effects of Hemp?
In contrast to many FDA approved medications that carry dangerous side-effects, the side effects of Hemp are almost non-existent. In some instances when a large amount of Hemp is consumed, there have been reports of some stomach discomfort. Large doses of Hemp may also have a mild sedative effect.