Over the last few decades, marijuana has steadily gained popularity. And there is no going back. Still, despite all the media buzz about the health benefits of cannabis, it is still largely associated with psychotropic effects. Due to years of suppression of this plant, most people still assume getting medical assistance from cannabis – via hemp or marijuana – means getting high. That’s not necessarily true. There is so much more to cannabis.
Hemp is NOT Marijuana
Most people don’t understand that cannabis is both non-psychotropic hemp and psychotropic marijuana. The two plants are actually cousins, but you can’t get high from hemp nor its CBD hemp oil and CBD products. In fact, in most medical marijuana strains, the majority of the beneficial effects come from CBD and not THC. (Yes, CBD can be extracted from marijuana, too, and separated from THC.) THC is responsible for the majority of recreational use due to its psychotropic effects on the body and how it makes the user typically feel sensations of euphoria. Most CBD products are made strictly from hemp-derived CBD; this is true of ALL Isodiol products.
So, you won’t get high from CBD? No, and that’s a good thing!
No hemp or CBD high!
You see, CBD and THC actually kind of hate each other and work to block out the other’s effects when one is more present in a strain of cannabis. Hemp as a plant itself contains such a low amount of cannabinoids (and almost no THC, .03% or less) in it per plant that if you were to smoke hemp alone you would just end up with a bad migraine. In fact, as the saying goes, you could smoke a joint the size of telephone pole and not get high.
For that reason, you have to harvest large amounts of hemp to produce enough CBD extract to be used in CBD products. Medical marijuana produces more per plant, but hemp plants can grow closely together, unlike marijuana. About 200 tall, skinny hemp plants can grow in one square meter. One acre can yield 8,000 pounds of hemp seed, not to mention all of the stalks. When cold-pressed, the 8,000 pounds of hemp seed yield over 300 gallons of hemp seed oil. Again, oil is also extracted from the stalks.
However, CBD oil extracted from hemp plants is the only type that the US government allows to be sold legally nationwide.
Now consumers can enjoy all types of CBD hemp oil and other CBD products, in a variety of forms and delivery systems.
What’s the deal with Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil itself is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, and can be found in health food stores around the country. EFAs are not produced by the body; we must get them in our diets. They are the healthy fats that sustain us, powering both our brains and bodies. However, we don’t hear much about hemp oil, because it’s CBD that really brings an array of health benefits. So, even if you’re not buying CBD oil specifically, you can still get a wealth of nutritional benefits by using hemp oil in your diet.
Stay tuned here for more of how cannabinoids can benefit your wellbeing, and therefore, your life in general.
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