WHAT IS CBD HEMP OIL?

CBD hemp oil is made from special grown high CBD, low THC hemp, unlike the typical medical marijuana products, which are made from plants with high concentrations of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol more commonly known as THC. Due to the fact hemp contains only a minimal amount of THC, these hemp oil products are non-psychoactive.

CBD (also known as Cannabidiol) is just one of 85 cannabinoids actively identified in the cannabis plant and is one of the most plentiful cannabinoids in marijuana after THC. In hemp, however, THC is only present in very small amounts, while CBD is most of the plants complexion.

Over the years, the increasing popularity in CBD has led to an increased focus on product development. This has resulted in a variety of different types of CBD hemp oil products, including capsules, drops, and skin care topicals. Making it convenient for anyone interested in hemp oil to consume in a way of their choosing.

It’s an exciting time for CBD oil as the awareness of its uses have been made increasingly more apparent to the public, which in turn has fast tracked studies of CBD and the natural health benefits. Check out the research being made on a day-to-day basis to get a better understanding of hemp oil and the cannabinoid’s potential health.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD OIL?

Great Nutrition

Those doing studies of cannabis have known for years that hemp is a great source of nutrients. Now, extracted and specifically sourced cannabidiol has even more nutritional value as its packed with vitamins, terpenes, amino acids, omega-3, and tons of antioxidants. Taking a daily dose of our CBD Hemp oil, or just a couple of our CBD Hemp soft gel capsules could make all the difference, providing you with healthy nutritional benefits. On top of that, taking your daily dose of Hemp oil will balance out your endocannabinoid system, which gives your body structure in your digestive system, neural function, and much, much more. Just be sure to consistently take your CBD oil daily, as changes aren’t likely to result overnight!

Taking Care of Your Skin

When stressed, physically or mentally, your skin will become unbalanced and deplete its naturally occurring resources quicker. Because the skin serves as a main proprietor of detoxification to our body, it’s critical that its kept in top shape. When stress levels increase, oils and other byproducts are produced as the skin quickly works to remove and detoxify the body through sweat and other metabolic responses it deteriorates faster. This process can dry out skin and reduce essential nutrients and vitamins that the body needs for healthy, shining skin. So why not give your epidermis a boost?

Cannabinol also tends to serves as a powerful detox, and equally strengthened antioxidant, so when combined with natural remedies such as aloe, daily use can nourish and hydrate your body, replenishing critical resources lost throughout the day. Designed for versatility and whole body wellness, our topical applied hemp oil based salve can be used daily to address age spots, wrinkles, dry and irritated skin, and even muscle discomfort. Check out our CBD Salve by clicking here.

Keeping You Balanced With Homeostasis

CBD, like all cannabinoids, interacts with your native endocannabinoid system. This central core system’s primary role is to maintain equilibrium in a system despite outside influences and fluctuations, this is known as homeostasis. Homeostasis is a key part in our functioning bodies, and keeping it maintained and well balanced is of the upmost importance. It’s apparent that obstacles such as worry, stress, aches and pains all contribute to throwing us off balance on a day-to-day basis. That’s where the endocannabinoid system comes into play. The ECS works to keep our bodies balanced from these stressors on a constant, making it one of the most critical receptor-based systems in our body. The ECS influences and regulates many functions in our bodies including metabolism, neurons, and blood sugar levels.

Put a Halt to Bad Habits

There is some promising evidence that CBD use may help people to quit smoking. Recent studies have shown that cigarette smokers who used an inhaler containing (nicotine free) CBD e-liquid smoked fewer cigarettes and in turn did not have any additional craving for nicotine. It is important to note that you don’t have to smoke CBD oil to reap its benefits to stop bad habits. In fact, most people who take CBD oil do not smoke it. It is however recommended for those who have a scheduled habit of smoking, and can slowly break it. Studies have also shown that CBD has helped people who have suffered from opiate abuse ween off said drugs in a habit breaking manner like nicotine. Once the user begins a consistent consumption of hemp oil there has said to no longer be any additional craving.

IS CBD HEMP OIL LEGAL?

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CBD Hemp oil is legal in all fifty states in the US, Mexico and Canada. This is per section 7606 of the Farm Bill passed in 2014 from the Obama administration, but be careful because it’s a little bit more complicated if you don’t buy products from Green Lotus Hemp or another trusted manufacturer of legal CBD oil, for several reasons.

It’s important to understand that hemp oil can be produced from either cannabis or industrial hemp, which in the end could result in similar products, however, the DEA doesn’t see the production processes similarly at all. In fact, although both CBD products come from a different variety of cannabis plant, and they have a varying chemical structure to each of their likeness.

Take for example, medicinal marijuana may work to treat health ailments because it does contain some CBD, but it also features high levels of the previously mentioned chemical compound, THC. This makes the so called “CBD oil” illegal in most states.

We reassure that our CBD products are completely safe and legal. Our products are manufactured from industrial hemp, one of the oldest, well known and most beneficial plants in human history. Why is it so popular? Well for starters it’s one of the most efficient plants for farmers, only requiring half that water of wheat and it doesn’t require pesticides making it environment friendly!

Hemp’s Fascinating Facts 

  • Hemp has been grown and cultivated for more than 10,000 years
  • In Jamestown circa 1619 a law was passed where it was actually illegal not to grow hemp
  • Hemp is currently used in the production of over 25,000 items worldwide
  • Hemp was hailed as a one billion dollar crop before it was banned in 1938
  • George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers grew hemp
  • The first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made from hemp
  • Henry Ford constructed his first Model-T from hemp, and designed it to run on hemp gasoline 

THE CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF HEMP

There is a whole history of hemp before Europeans even discovered the crop to farm for industrial products like string and clothing.

Hemp as a crop dates back more than 10,000 years ago to the region that is modern day Taiwan. The main purpose of hemp was to condition the soil, allowing for other crops to grow well; this is due to their leaves that fall to the ground that turn into fertilizer replenishing the nutrients in the soil. The ability of hemp to absorb excess water, provide shade for crops and livestock due to the 10-20ft height, as well as a complex root system makes hemp a valuable crop in more than one way.

By 6,000 B.C., evidence shows the hemp plant was cultivated in modern day China. The Chinese are the first ones recorded in texts taking hemp see for protein, vitamins, essential fatty, and amino acids as a nutrition supplement to their diet.

Descriptions found in the world’s oldest pharmacopoeia “Pen Ts’ao Ching” (written in the first century A.D.), suggest that ancient Chinese cultures recognized the hemp plant was dioecious, growing as either a male or female plant.

This attribution is the first evidence of the ancient understanding of the difference between what we call industrial hemp and marijuana.

THE EARLY HISTORY OF HEMP

By 6,000 B.C., evidence shows the hemp plant was cultivated in modern day China. The Chinese are the first ones recorded in texts taking hemp see for protein, vitamins, essential fatty, and amino acids as a nutrition supplement to their diet.

Descriptions found in the world’s oldest pharmacopoeia “Pen Ts’ao Ching” (written in the first century A.D.), suggest that ancient Chinese cultures recognized the hemp plant was dioecious, growing as either a male or female plant.

This attribution is the first evidence of the ancient understanding of the difference between what we call industrial hemp and marijuana.

THE MIDDLE HISTORY OF HEMP

Hemp was first used as a medicine in the year 2737 B.C; the first recorded history of using hemp as a medicine is found in the “Pen Ts’ao Ching”, which references the mystical Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung who used the female plant to make teas.

Shen-Nung made hemp medicine by extracting hemp oil from the plant’s seeds. He found the hemp seed oil, when made into a tea, was helpful as a natural pain treatment. Shen-Nung also created what is possibly the first topical hemp oil that he applied to the skin for rashes and irritation. 

Between 2,000 and 800 BCE, Egyptian writings in the Ramesseum Papyri, an ancient Egyptian medical text, show use of hemp oil as an ingredient for eyewash.

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U.S EARLY HISTORY OF HEMP

1619

The Virginia Assembly established that all citizens were required to grow hemp. The plant was even accepted as legal tender (money) in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

1851

The third edition of the United States pharmacopeia listed hemp extract among its medicines.

1937

Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act that federally outlawed the use and non-industrial cultivation of the cannabis plant in America. Despite the clear differences between hemp and marijuana, the two were classified in the same evil vein. 

WW2

The United States Department of Agriculture introduced the film Hemp for Victory which encouraged American farmers to plant cannabis for hemp cultivation. To incentivize hemp cultivation, the government distributed seeds and offered draft deferments to farmers who produced the crops. 

MODERN HISTORY OF HEMP

History of Hemp Topicals

In 1970, the industrial cultivation of hemp was banned under the Controlled Substances Act. The act classified cannabis as a schedule 1 drug and established penalties for possession and cultivation of the cannabis plant. From 1970 to 2014 a number of states decided to allow the cultivation of industrial hemp, but farmers were at risk for federal government intervention and penalization.

In 2014, President Obama signed the U.S. Farm Bill into law. The law allows for the cultivation of hemp in states that have already enacted pro-hemp legislation. For the first time since hemp and marijuana were classified under the same category in 1970, the U.S. government acknowledged a chemical difference in the two. The Bill allows state departments of agriculture and institutions of higher education to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The Bill defines industrial hemp as—

“The plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”