What Is CBD?

You’ve seen the products, read about friends’ experiences, and maybe even tried it out, but you still may not understand what CBD is. That’s understandable. CBD only recently exploded onto store shelves across the country, and there is a lot of information and misinformation about it. That leaves many people confused about the uses for hemp CBD oil and how it can affect their health and wellness.

CBD: The Helper In Hemp

CBD, or cannabidiol, is an organic compound found in all strains of cannabis plants. It doesn’t get you high like THC, which gives marijuana its psychoactive properties, but studies indicate that, along with certain terpenes, CBD is what may offer health and wellness benefits for a variety of conditions.

The most common form of CBD currently on the market (and the only kind we use) is extracted from industrial hemp, a native variety of the hemp plant that, despite lacking THC, was lumped in with other cannabis strains under federal drug law until recently. The stalks, leaves, and flowers of the plant are harvested, then oil is derived using pharmaceutical-grade machines. This gives you a potent oil rich in CBD but without any THC content.

CBD Is Legal

The spines of old law books

While once lumped in with marijuana as a controlled substance, the 2018 Farm Bill finally recognized industrial hemp containing CBD for what it is, a separate plant, and descheduled it. This opens the way for increased cultivation and research by clarifying that industrial hemp is not banned, controlled, or restricted on a federal level. As of January 2019, CBD derived from industrial hemp is legal in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories.

What Are The Uses For Hemp CBD Oil?

While previous laws stifled research into the benefits of CBD, what is fast becoming apparent is that it has immense potential to help support better health and well being. Studies indicate it may be useful for the treatment of chronic pain, nausea, sleep ailments, and other medical conditions. In addition, anecdotal reports point to its potential use as an appetite suppressant for weight loss, to promote a calmer demeanor, and to ease anxiety. There may not be evidence supporting it as a medical treatment, but more and more people are doing their own research and deciding that CBD is what is best for them.

Make Sure You Can Trust Your CBD

As with any supplement, it’s important to make sure you know that what you put into your body is of the best quality available. That’s why we use CBD that’s been derived from the best industrial hemp in our pharmaceutical-grade facility. Your health is worth it. Get your quality CBD products from Core CBD today.