Cannabidol or CBD

Cannabidiol, or CBD as you may know it is one of the compounds found in cannabis that has many medicinal benefits! CBD’s properties may include anti- inflammation, pain relief, anti-anxiety, anti-cancer, anti-tumor, reduces muscle spasticity, helps seizures, migraines, headaches, lower’s blood pressure and blood sugar. CBD can also mitigate the psycho-activity of THC.

CBD may have the potential to relieve such conditions as arthritis, anxiety, PTSD, epileptic seizures, diabetic neuropathy, MS, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, and chronic pain. CBD has also demonstrated neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, which is good for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Lately there is a preoccupation in the non-psychoactive medicine causing a renewed interest in growing industrial hemp in the US. Hemp plants typically produce <0.3% THC which is within the federal guidelines. The hemp is generating revenue for all kinds of products in addition to the therapeutic CBD oil. So, industrial hemp will contribute greatly to the US economy.

As far as the federal government is concerned, any CDB rich plant with greater than 0.3% THC is considered “marijuana” and is restricted from growing and extracting. In 2014 the process of legalizing hemp for the purposes of research had begun in Congress.

Let’s fast forward to 2018.

Both houses of Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill and on December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law! This means that industrial hemp and its derivatives, including CBD is legal.

What changed?

The 2018 Farm Bill defines hemp “to include all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids.” The bill clearly defines federal regulation and licensing for lawful production ensuring protection and oversight. Farmers and all hemp industries are protected from Federal prosecution for THC production higher than 0.3% as long as good will action is taken to correct over production of THC.

The 2018 Farm Bill allows and protects interstate transportation and commercial sales of industrial hemp.

Another important distinction of the 2018 Farm Bill is that the legal term for “marijuana” does NOT include hemp in its definition. Simply put, industrial hemp is a legalized crop!

Even with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill there are some restrictions. Briefly, the FDA restricts the sales of CBD infused foods and beverages across state lines.

I am so often asked if there is a difference between CBD from hemp or cannabis strains. The answer is NO for medicinal efficacy. A molecule of CBD is the same no matter its origin. The human body does not recognize whether CBD comes from high THC strains or hemp.

However, medicinal benefits are enhanced when CBD interacts with the plant’s/strain’s cannabinoid, terpenoid and flavonoid profile. CBD works best with the phytocannabinoid, THC.

Consumers beware. Purchase CBD products that are produced within the U.S. when possible, artisan made, and laboratory tested.

At Summit, we offer CBD capsules, tinctures, vapes, transdermal patches, topicals, and more. The first thing you should know about our CBD products is that the oil originates from organically grown hemp. Summit looks forward to the opportunity to speak with you about our CBD products. We will take the time to explain to you, efficacy, potency, dosing, onset and duration!!

Thank you

Related Posts