A Little Bit about Hemp + Marijuana

Both hemp and marijuana come from the same species of plant Cannabis Sativa L., however that is where the similarities end. Hemp is cultivated differently and has completely different functions and applications. The seeds, hurd and fiber are harvested from the hemp plant. The flowering buds are harvested from the marijuana plant and are the source of THC. Hemp is said to have 25,000 uses. Marijuana has 2 uses—medical and recreational use.

The hemp plant contains a high level of cannabidiol (CBD) and only trace amounts of THC (regulated to 0.3%), while the marijuana plant is the opposite with a 5-30% THC content. Attempting to get high by smoking hemp would be a futile effort. Ministry of Hemp puts it this way, “Your lungs will fail before your brain attains any high from smoking industrial hemp.”

Hemp CBD Oil

As I mentioned, CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a compound isolated from the cannabis plant. Hemp CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid (ECS) system, which is made up of millions of cannabidnoid receptor sites. These receptors are mostly found in the brain, central nervous system and immune system. The location of the receptors alone are a dead giveaway of just how important the endocannabinoid system is to the human body. The human body seeks to maintain homeostasis, or more easily explained as balance or equilibrium within the body. The endocannabinoid system maintains that by seeking to correct anything that gets out of balance including mood, sleep, hormones, fertility, memory, energy, anxiety, immune response, appetite, pain and more. The average American diet has not contained cannabinoids, until recently with the rise of Hemp CBD oil. Hemp CBD Oil contains cannabidiol as well as over 85 other cannabinoids.

Is CBD Oil Safe?

Wondering if CBD Oil is right for you? Check out any of the over 23,000 published studies regarding cannabinoids and various medical conditions. Also be sure to read New Research Review Confirms Safety Profile of CBD. The key take away is that, “Studies indicate that CBD has no adverse physiological effect on blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, glucose levels, pH, pressure exerted by carbon dioxide or oxygen, hematocrit, gastrointestinal transit, emesis, rectal temperature, or potassium and sodium levels.”

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