What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of many chemical compounds, or cannabinoids, found in  cannabis.  Cannabinoids resemble endocannabinoids which are compounds our bodies naturally produce to balance and control communication between cells.

CBD has garnered attention in recent years, as scientific and clinical research have identified CBD as a potential treatment for a wide range of conditions, including, but not limited to, alcoholism, anxiety, arthritis, cancer, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, neurological disorders, PTSD, psychosis and schizophrenia.

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What is Hemp?

Hemp is a truly unique, versatile plant with a plethora of diverse applications, including clothing, bioplastics, construction materials, biofuels, paper, nutritional products, body care products, medicine, fiber, insulation, animal food and bedding.Both hemp and marijuana plants are derived from the same species of plant, Cannabis Sativa L, or “cannabis,” as its commonly referred to.  The differentiating factor between hemp and marijuana, however, is the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, as defined on the state and federal level. [Read more…]

History of CBD

8,000 B.C.

Hemp became the first agricultural crop.  Farmers recognized the benefits of hemp cultivation for their fields: fallen leaves created fertilized and replenished the nitrogen, nutrients and oxygen, allowing farmers to rotate other crops.  Hemp was utilized for tool-making, equipment and harvested for fiber.

1500:

Hemp was being cultivated in England.  King Henry VIII fined his constituents if they did not grow hemp.  Hemp became the primary source of clothing material. [Read more…]