Why the Farm Bill could make 2019 the year of CBD

In June, the FDA approved the market’s first CBD drug, a treatment option for severe cases of epilepsy, leading some to believe the agency might be pressured to more aggressively police non-approved CBD products moving forward.

For what it’s worth, the proposed Farm Bill includes language from Sen. Mitch McConnell's Hemp Farming Act that would remove CBD from the list of Schedule I controlled substances. That change, which could happen as soon as the Farm Bill passes, would make hemp and CBD legal on a federal level, but would still leave CBD at the mercy of the FDA when it comes to being included as an ingredient in certain products including edibles and drinks.

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Why taking CBD oil on a daily basis is good for you

There is nothing right now trending more so than CBD oil. So, what is CBD oil and can it be incorporated into your daily wellness regime? CBD oil has shown remarkable success in treating an array of health disorders and conditions. What’s more, new research keeps on surfacing which confirms the claims that many CBD oil users have been making for years.

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7 Benefits of CBD Oil

Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments.

Better known as CBD, it is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa (1).

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.

This quality makes CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs.

CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.

It’s gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may help treat a variety of ailments like chronic pain and anxiety.

Here are seven health benefits of CBD oil that are backed by scientific evidence.

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Smokable Hemp Pre-rolls are on the Rise

One of the fastest-growing hemp sectors bears a striking resemblance to the marijuana industry: dried and smokable hemp flowers.

The growth of hemp pre-rolls and loose flower has roots in Europe, where cannabis enthusiasts have long embraced smoking low-THC cannabis, but its rise in the U.S. is catching longtime hemp industry watchers by surprise.

Bethany Gomez, who analyzes the hemp industry for Brightfield Group, a Chicago-based cannabis market research firm, said her team uncovered the smokable hemp trend this year while calling retailers, including smoke shops, spas and natural-food stores, to find out what they were selling.

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Nuturing our bodies and the environment with Hemp

In the United States there are approximately 91,000 known species of the 2-30 million species of insects estimated to be on Earth today.  And while all of the 10 quintillion insects on Earth today are important to our ecosystems and planet, there is one insect in particular which is intimately connected to us. The honeybee.

 

Honeybees (apis mellifera) are one of the most amazing species of insects in the world. Descended from the wasp family, bees have co-evolved with flowering plants; each with extraordinary adaptations which allow them to utilize pollen, nectar and other parts of plants they share a symbiotic relationship with. When these pollinators disappear, so too will all the flowering plants and trees they pollinate to keep alive.

 

Honeybees make up about twelve of about 20,000 species of bees.  The cornerstone of entire human economies, ecosystems, and health, they have helped humans become as successful a species, as we are today.  The primary pollinator of fruits, vegetables and nuts, and supporting pollinator of coffee and other plants, the honeybee has entire human economies resting on it’s tiny thorax.

 

If we cannot save them we will lose flowering plants, soils, and foods upon which we depend, for environmental and human health.  We will lose foods which hold extraordinary sources of specific vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.

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Hemp for Brain Health

My clients obtain consistently positive results for their brain health and savvy mental health nutrition when they add hemp into their diet. I suggest to them that they eat hemp daily in the form of organic hemp oil, raw hemp seeds and hemp milk. It is an ideal way to provide support for brain focus, balanced mood and a pain-free body. Culinary hemp oil  may be added to salad dressings or smoothies (just a tablespoon a day) and I provide you with two recipes below.

Hemp is a rich source of plant- based protein, and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Hemp is also an excellent good source of GLA (gamma linoleic acid) and it is  an ideal to decrease the inflammation of depression, autoimmune  disorders and hormonal imbalances, that can occur with peri menopause, menopause and andropause. Auto immune and hormonal imbalances occur at a significant rate in people with PTSD, histories of chronic stress. I write extensively in my book Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma Nature and the Bodyabout the relationships between PTSD and physical illness. GLA from Hemp is especially useful for helping  children and adults who experience the co-occurring complex of dermatological and mental health imbalances of psoriasis, eczema and acne along with depression and anxiety.


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A Beginners Guide to CBD

CBD, Cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis that is said to have significant medical benefit and delivers none of the “stoning” effect. The medical benefit and the non-psychoactive properties have made it popular among individuals looking for relief from things like inflammation, pain, anxiety, seizures and other conditions without the lethargy and dysphoria associated with THC.

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What is CBD? The "miracle"compound

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/28/what-is-cbd-cannabidiol-cannabis-medical-uses

The first thing to know about CBD is that it is not psychoactive; it doesn’t get people high. The primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But THC is only one of the scores of chemicals – known as cannabinoids – produced by the cannabis plant.

So far, CBD is the most promising compound from both a marketing and a medical perspective. Many users believe it helps them relax, despite it not being psychoactive, and some believe regular doses help stave off Alzheimer’s and heart disease.

Expots: medical marijuana draws parents to US for their children's treatments

While studies have shown CBD to have anti-inflammatory, anti-pain and anti-psychotic properties, it has seen only minimal testing in human clinical trials, where scientists determine what a drug does, how much patients should take, its side effects and so on.

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