HIDDEN HEMP

How does cbd work?

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history of cbd

Cannabis Sativa (source plant for CBD), can actually be associated with the birth of agriculture and may be one of the first agricultural crops planted by early man. Cultivation and use of Cannabis Sativa has been identified at an ancient village site, which is now modern day Taiwan, dating back over 10,000 years ago. In 1977, Carl Sagan proposed that marijuana may have been the world's first agricultural crop, leading to the development of civilization itself. 
From that time, Cannabis seeds and oil evolved into food, textiles, and eventually medicine. 2,737 BCE is the first recorded use of cannabis as a medicine by Emperor Shen Neng of China.  As the value of cannabis and CBD becomes more widely-known, the future looks bright for the industry. We are all currently writing another chapter in the history books for cannabis and its recent proliferation has the potential to help many, many more people. We Cannabis!  

This gorgeous botanical illustration by Herman A. Kohler is from a series of hand colored litographs. It comes from the 1887 German book of Medicinal Plants.

This gorgeous botanical illustration by Herman A. Kohler is from a series of hand colored litographs. It comes from the 1887 German book of Medicinal Plants.

hemp vs. marijuana

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The difference explained

First off, let’s be clear — Cannabis, Hemp and Marijuana are not the same thing.

Due to almost a century of misinformation about Cannabis, the distinction between Cannabis and its two primary species — hemp and marijuana — has become unclear to the many and some even consider the three plants to be one in the same. Because of this, the three terms are often used interchangeably, which has created difficulties when understanding the usage and benefits of Hemp vs Marijuana and Cannabis in general.

Cannabis is a family of plants with two primary classifications — Indica and Sativa. While marijuana can be considered a member of either the Indica or Sativa families, Hemp is a member of the Cannabis Sativa family.

Because Hemp and Marijuana both derive from the Cannabis Sativa family, they do share certain similarities; however, due to each plant’s biological structure, they have several very distinct and crucial differences.

Cannabis contains a variety of different compounds called Cannabinoids, two of rich, and the most dominant are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).

Both Cannabinoids have shown to provide profound benefits to the human body; however, THC induces psychoactive effects (gets the user “high”), while CBD does not contain any psychoactive properties.

When comparing Hemp vs Marijuana, this is a huge distinction; while Hemp contains a very low concentration of THC (0.3% or less), Marijuana is abundant in THC with concentrations between 15% to 40%.

CBD will not get you high.