Cannabidiol, or CBD, derived from hemp has hit the nutritional scene hard over the last year. What is all the fuss about?
The compound, found in the industrial hemp plant, a cannabis strain has shown great promise in solving many concerns that traditional pharmacology has yet to be able to resolve. For example, a now famous television program which aired in 2012 called WEED documented the journey of a family and their little girl as they tried to find a way to stop her violent seizures.
This led them straight to Colorado to the cannabis industry and to a CBD rich strain of the plant. Upon giving the little girl the tincture made up of this CBD rich strain, her seizures stopped and history was made via documentation on national television.
In 2014, Congress made hemp legal via the Farm Bill and allowed for widespread use of CBD in all 50 states.
The 2018 Farm Bill and the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 is now passing back and forth through the halls of Congress for finalization and ultimately a presidential signature which would make this product widely available to people across the United States without concern for state rules and regulations.
But why does this matter for those of us who don’t suffer from seizures?
The cannabinoids in hemp (of which cannabidiol is one of many) are now proving themselves to be useful in a wide variety of applications. Medical research and anecdotal reporting show that people can use CBD for many purposes. Some use it effectively for pain management, others for stress. And still others are exploring its use as a topical product which enhances the look and feel of skin elasticity, and can have an impact on dermatological issues likes eczema and acne.
Look for more information about CBD, its uses and how it might be a useful tool in your nutritional support program in upcoming posts here.