The main reason that these two plants are separated is because marijuana is a horticultural crop grown for its THC content, while hemp is an agricultural crop grown for its CBD content and seeds & fibers. A big victory came for hemp and CBD after passage of the U.S. Farm Bill in 2014, enabling cultivation by state departments of agriculture and higher-education institutes. But now in 2017, hemp is officially legal to cultivate and distribute across all 50 states. Marijuana's psychoactive effects put it on the "most dangerous drugs" list, but CBD is not psychoactive, as well as being a highly versatile crop, and innovators continue to jump at the opportunity to create new products from the plant.
If you're new to CBD, you might be wondering which CBD product is right for you? Read more to find out more in depth information about the many types of CBD products and uses to help determine which is the most suitable product for you! There are CBD products in forms of vaporizer pens, tinctures, gel capsules, sprays, creams and isolate. Which one works best will depend on you.read more
CBD has always taken a backseat to THC, but over the last few years opportunities to make CBD a part of your personal health care have opened up. Holistic medicines and organic food have become increasingly popular in the last decade due to backlash against the pharmaceutical industry (for various reasons). This change in America’s mindset surely assisted the CBD industry get to where it is today. We are all looking for more natural and non-chemical solutions to what’s ailing us. Cannabis could very well be an option that helps your quality of life.read more
There are many uses for industrial hemp! You might not know it, but you probably walk past it or have used it without realizing it! Hemp can be used to make clothing since it is very durable and makes great for shoes, jeans and athletic clothing. Besides apparel, hemp is used for hemp oil in many foods and drinks. The hemp oil extracted from the seeds are edible and highly nutritious. Hemp can also be used for biofuel and substituted for vegetable oil as well. As the list goes on, there's endless possibilities for the use of hemp!read more
The Farm Bill allows the growing or cultivating of industrial hemp as long as it’s grown or cultivated “for purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research” and if the growing or cultivating of industrial hemp is “allowed under the laws of the State in which such institution of higher education or State department of agriculture is located and such research occurs.” At least 23 states have dove in and erected laws relating to industrial hemp, most importantly our home state of Kentucky that boasts near perfect growing seasons. This helps us produce CBD oil for general health purposes.read more