What are the benefits of CBD and Hemp?
CBD & Hemp
To fully understand CBD and Hemp you first have to understand the relationships between Cannabis, Marijuana and Hemp. The Cannabis plant comes in two strains, Marijuana (high levels of THC) and Hemp (Very Low levels of THC).
- Marijuana – Cannabis plant that is harvested for its psychoactive, euphoric and relaxing properties. THC content up to 30%
- Hemp – Cannabis plant harvested commercially for its seeds, stalks and flower. THC content 0.03% or less.
Hemp is without a doubt one of the most amazing and versatile plants on the planet. A wonderful natural gift from mother nature, where we use the seeds for food and cosmetics, the stalks for anything from making paper and rope to textiles, shoes, insulation, bioplastics and biofuel. Hemp can even be used to build houses and has a natural resistance to pests so doesn’t require the harmful pesticides. The flowers of the hemp plant are harvested for their cannabinoid (CBD) content.
CBD that is harvested from the Hemp plant has such low levels of THC (psychoactive component or high) that there is no euphoric experience but you still get the full effect of CBD and the other cannabinoids (CBDV, CBDVA, CBG) and Terpenes (Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Humulene, Linalool, Nerolidol, Pinene, Terpinolene). This also makes CBD from Hemp perfectly legal in Europe and the UK.
CBD is extracted from the Cannabis Hemp Plant and combined with another natural carrier, either Olive Oil , Coconut Oil, or Hemp Oil. Since 2008 when CBD oil was first brought to the domestic market it has been shown to help improve general well being and support various illnesses and ailments.
In November 2017 the World Health Organisation produced a report concluding that that “CBD is non-addictive in Humans, and exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential”.
The World Health Organisation has also stated that CBD is safe and well tolerated.