inside of cbd & why CBD

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Understanding the Difference – Healthy, Not High!

HEMP

* Tall and lengthy (can grow 10-20 feet high)

* High concentration of CBD (NON-PSYCHOACTIVE)

*Around the world, it is grown mostly for fiber, and used in textiles.

* Hemp seeds are the seed from the plant known as Cannabis Sativa


MARIJUANA

* Short and bushy (grows about waist high)

*High concentration of THC (PSYCHOACTIVE)

*Grown for psychoactive effect

*No industrial application



     

History of Hemp 

  • Industrial hemp has been grown in the U.S. since the first European settlers arrived in early 1600’s.
     
  • War of 1812 fought over Hemp trade.
     
  • The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper.
     
  • George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams all grew hemp and actively advocated for commercial hemp production.
     
  • Hemp was a staple crop of 1800’s American agriculture.
     
  • 1800’s, early 1900’s - 90% of all Medicine is derived from Hemp.
     
  • Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 enacted – high taxes on cannabis/hemp
     

   

What are Cannabinoids? 

  • Cannabinoids are special compounds found in the cannabis plant family. There are at least 80 – 100 known cannabinoids.
     
  • There are nearly 400 other chemical compounds in cannabis that are common to all plants – like chlorophyll, terpenoids, flavonoids and plant waxes.
     
  • Cannabinoids and cannabinoid like compounds are found in a handful of other plants such as Echinacea, flax, common tea, kava and hops.
     


The Endogenous Cannabinoid System

     

  • Is the body’s largest self-regulatory system
     
  • Balances mood, sleep, appetite, hormone production
     
  • Influences homeostasis and harmony of all bodily functions
     
  • Has CB1 receptors throughout the brain and central nervous system
     
  • Uses CB2 receptors to regulate and maintain immune system
     
  • Is calibrated with our plant-based hemp products
     
  • A deficiency in the ECS can upset the body’s balance
     

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