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Cannabinoids- What They Are and How They Effect You

Cannabinoids. The new up and coming word that you have probably heard when looking into the new Hemp laws the United States has approved December 2018, called the 2018 Farm Bill. Find my previous article about Marijuana & Hemp where I discuss this in a little more detail. One of the biggest discoveries, I believe, is the fact that our body naturally produces cannabinoids via our cannabinoid receptors in our EndoCannabinoid System (ECS)! Yes, you have Cannabinoids in your body. “We have them (ECS receptors) in our brains, eyes, reproductive systems, immune systems, but we likely have them in other places, as well,” (Rosad0, 2019). The only way you can even receive cannabinoids into your body is via the Cannabis plant, and most people today are cannabinoid deficient.

“So, Morgan, why do I need cannabinoids in my body? I lived this long without them. What is the big deal?” You may ask. Well, let’s get into it. What are cannabinoids, what are they responsible for, and what do they do?

Cannabinoids are the compounds that make up the Cannabis plants; Hemp and Marijuana. They come in many different names, and scientists believe we still have many yet to discover. Every plant strain, the decarboxylation process it is put through via manufacturer, and extraction methods will produce different quantities of different cannabinoids and terpene profiles. That is also why I tell people using CBD and cannabis, in general, is a very personal experience. Everyone has different body chemistry, different cannabinoids they are deficient in, and different way our bodies are wired. So not all CBD is created equal. Also if the company has higher levels of heavy metals, microbials, pesticides, or residual solvents; that can also effect people in different ways (article on that coming soon!)

Cannabinoids have been proven to have these following properties and what they each have been shown to help with:

*CBGA (Cannabigerolic Acid)– Antibiotic

*CBG (Cannabigerol) – Antibiotic, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic

***CBGV (Cannabigerivarin)– Anti-inflammatory, Helps Combata Dry Skin, observe to be cytostatic in leukemic cells (Robbins,2019).

*CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)– Antibiotic

***CBDV (Cannabidivarin)– Reduces frequency and Severity of Seizures; reduces/eliminates nausea; Anti-inflammatory; beneficial in the treatment of pain and mood disorders; Provides symptom relief for Crohn’s, seizures, HIV/AIDS, and Multiple Sclerosis (CRESCOLabs, 2010).

*CBC (Cannabichromene)– Antibiotic, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, (weak) Analgesic

**CBCV (Cannabichromevarin)- Assuming it has similar properties to CBC Possible Appetite Suppressant, Anandamide (AEA) reuptake inhibitor, Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Antibiotic, Analgesic, Antifungal (Rosado, 2019).

*CBD (Cannabidiol)– Anxiolytic, Antipsychotic, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Anti-emetic, Antifungal, Anticonvulsant, Antidepressant, and more we are still discovering.

*CBN (cannbinol)– Sedative Antibiotic, Anticonvulsant, Anti-inflammatory, and more.

***THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)– Non psychoactive compound in raw form, Once decarboxylated (applied heat via smoking or vaping) it turns to THC, shows promise in treating epilepsy, anti-inflammatory, reduce Nausea, and more (Devitt-Lee, 2017).

*THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol)- Psychoactive compound from decarboxylation of THCA, Euphoriant, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiemetic, Antipruritic, Bronchodilator, Sedative/Energy Increase (depends on strain), Appetite enhancer/Suppressant (depends on strain) and more.

*THCV (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabivarin)- Analgesic, Euphoriant, Anti-convulsant

So let’s talk about the most common word seen throughout all of these different cannabinoids, Anti-inflammatory is one major one that stands out. According to many recent studies, Inflammation causes a number of medical problems that could be easily treated with some nature’s own cannibinoids, instead of a pleathra of pills to keep track of for multiple issues that all may be linked right back to inflammation. Crazy right? Well, how does inflammation effect our bodies?

Amanda MacMillan with Health.com wrote “13 Ways Inflammation Can Affect Your Health” this January (https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20898778,00.html) and explains it this way, “In a healthy situation, inflammation serves as a good friend to our body,” says Mansour Mohamadzadeh, PhD, director of the Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology at the University of Florida.” “But if immune cells start to overreact, that inflammation can be totally directed against us.” This type of harmful, chronic inflammation can have a number of causes, including a virus or bacteria, an autoimmune disorder, sugary and fatty foods, or the way you handle stress. Here are a few ways it can affect your health, both short-term and long.”

When your body isn’t fighting a wound or a virus or anything else harmful to you, it should shut the anti-inflammation off. But, in some people, this is not always the case. Some people experience Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including Ulcerative Colitis and Chron’s disease, when the immune cells attack the digestive tract, so having help with anti-inflammation could help in this instance. Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis experience problems with inflammation of the joints with painful and stiff joints as symptoms. Inflammation is also linked to heart disease in people with chronic inflammation. (MacMillan, 2019).

 So you can see how inflammation is interconnected to many different symptoms that many experience everyday. If the entire Cannabis plant, basically, is an anti-inflammatory and we can only receive that nutrient from cannabis, then it seems to be a no brainer as to why including cannabis products in your daily diet would be a good strategy for long term and overall health.

It has been a common theme to want a CBD only product in terms of drug testing for employers. This is why Hemp CBD is making such a name for itself because it naturally only has .03% of THC or less. You need at least 7% THC to feel any psychoactive effects and is the least likely to appear in urine. Most employment agencies have a “second hand smoke” level of THC they set for their standards, and I believe that is why Hemp CBD companies can claim that it is safe for people who need to take drug tests. But check with your employer’s standards of levels allowed if you are worried. Remember, Always do your own research. Don’t trust anything anyone writes, including me! Just read all you can and make your own educated guess and decision on the matter. That is what I do!

However, the real benefits will be seen from a full spectrum oil. That is a tincture or oil that has all of the cannabinoids that strain has in it. Including different Terpenes (the science-y word for a compound that gives fruits and flowers their smells and tastes) and those even have medicinal benefits, much like essential oils are used for today. That will be another article though! There are also products called RSO/RSHO that is a very concentrated form of cannabis oil and is an ENTIRE PLANT extract. Many say this is the best way to get the most out of a cannabis plant because you get all of the cannabinoids from the stalk, leaves, and flowers. You also only start dosing with the size of a grain of rice. So small amounts and work up to larger doses. I usually would get people coming to buy from the dispensary I worked at (when we visited Washington a few months I got to dive right into the industry!) who had cancer or other chronic illnesses who would use this. But people with common colds and who just wanted a boost of cannabinoids would purchase this, much like taking a high dose of vitamin C or something comparable because of all of the antibiotic properties. A Full spectrum oil or tincture will be a lot of cannabinoids, just not as concentrated like it’s syrupy counterpart RSO/RSHO.

Although we are still studying the benefits and effects Cannabis has our bodies, having as many cannabinoids in one vial is better than just the CBD. But having JUST CBD is still more beneficial than many of the pills prescribed today, with no reported negative side effects, if dosed correctly. Because we are all different, the more we learn about the different cannabinoids the more we will be able to distinctively tell people which strain/product is best for their specific body and cannabinoid receptors.

Stay Tuned for another article on CB1 and CB2 receptors in your body!

References

*Substance. (2014 July 27). “Cannabinoid Breakdown”. https://www.substancemarket.com/cannabinoid-breakdown/

**Jikomes, Nick. (No Date). Leafly. “List of Major Cannabinoids in Cannabis and Their Effects”. https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/list-major-cannabinoids-cannabis-effects.

*** Robbins, Curt. (2019 February 6). Cannabis Aficionado. “CBGV: The Cannabinoid that Increases the Effects of Medical Marijuana. https://cannabisaficionado.com/cbgv/.

*** CRESCOLabs. (2010). “CBDV”. https://www.crescolabs.com/cannabinoids/cbdv/.

***Rosado, Joseph, M.D. (2019 January 30). Marijuana Doctors. “Cannabichromevarin (CBCV)”. https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/resources/cannabinoids/cannabichromevarin-cbcv/

*** Devitt-Lee, Adrain. (2017 May 31). Project CBD. “Dosing THCA: Less is More”. https://www.projectcbd.org/medicine/dosing-thca-less-more.

MacMilan, Amanda. (2019 January 28). Health. “13 Ways Inflammation Can Affect Your Health. https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20898778,00.html

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CANNABA RX- Medella Sciences

**UPDATED RESULTS**

First Company Exposed! As of 04/25/2019 This information is up to date.

SOLD BY:

Medella Science- No Phone/ 6930 Signat Dr. Houston, TX 77041 – https://medellasciences.com/contact/

Cliffprice & Company- (800) 560-4438

Perry Pharmacy– tracy@perrypharmacy.com

CLAIMED Product contents: Full Spectrum CBD TIncture 100% THC FREE

Cost: $80

Lab Tested:

Pro Verde Labs- http://www.proverdelabs.com 420 Fortune Blvd, Milford, PA 01751

Maine Lab- 220 Industrial Way, Portland, ME 04103/ Phone- (617) 221-3356 Info@proverdelabs.com

Christopher Hudalla | Chris.Hudalla@ProVerdeLabs.com Ph.D., Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Dorian A. Des Lauriers | DD@ProVerdeLabs.com Founder, CEO

ORIGINAL LAB RESULTS SENT TO ME MARCH 2019

Certificate of Analysis Sent is for Medella Sciences for their Concentrates/Extracts- ISOLATE, not their tincture I requested, and States:

CBD 3.53 wt% h/ 33.41 mg/ml

CBG .05 wt%/ .43 mg/mlC

No other Cannabinoids listed. Does not state how the CBD is extracted.

On April 25th, I received these updated Lab Results from the Company. Scroll Down for the email and explanation of my rank for them.

In this new  test, notice the extra cannabinoid found. That is important in full spectrum oils.

Heavy metals, Microbials, Pathogenic Bacterial Contaminants, and Mycotoxin results all PASS. Some thing to keep in mind is there are trace elements in everything. Just because it says Not Detected (ND) does not mean completely absent. It means what was found is at such low results they don’t have to add it because it is below the specific ppm stated.

The Volatile Organic Compound Test was a PASS and were Not Detected. You can see under LIMIT, that is the parts per million USP recommended limits of Massachusettes Dept of Public Health, Butane and Propane is based on Colorado limits, (see the # 2 at bottom of lab above).

No Pesticide Testing Conducted yet due to the lab’s equipment being down, per representative in emails below.

Click Here for the 5 Star Ranking Structure Description



My Notes:

My original notes:

*Contacted Cliffprice & Company and woman stated she did not know what a Certificate Of Analysis was and said they do NOT test ANY of their products.

*Email reply from a person from Medella Science, and they also CCed a person at Perry Pharmacy in the email: Sent me a COA on the CBD potency, but do NOT have FULL PANELS right now!!

RECENT EMAILS 4/15/19:

Notice the multiple threats below and need to tell me how incredible their sales are, when all I wanted back in March was a COA and full panel lab results:

Next, she admitted she sent me lab results with the wrong product that was being tested…which is why in my original rating I gave them a rating for the Isolate and the Tincture. It stated Isolate, yet had more than just CBD cannabinoids in there. But then tells me I need to educate myself on COA’s. I am not a doctor or a medical professional, HOWEVER, because of my post, they fixed it. Sounds like Whatever I am doing is working and these companies are starting to be accountable for what they tell and give customers.

They do have a proprietary method to remove THC. That’s cool.

Where she states that they will have pesticide testing, just not yet.

MY REPLY:

**Update 4/25/19**

This company sent me their full panel labs and an unprofessional email with threats and intimidation through out. WOW! They admitted to sending a lab report that had isolate stated instead of Full spectrum, hence my original rating with cbd isolate and full spectrum. It said one thing, but the results shows multiple cannnabinoids and not just CBD. SO they contacted the lab and had it updated and send me full panels, minus pesticide testing. Below are my new notes:

I originally posted that they claimed to be 100% pure, I did correct that because I did not find it recently when looking at the site.

I originally gave them a 2 star rating because of their lack of testing on the pesticides, heavy metals, microbials, and residual solvents. They have since gotten testing done on all but pesticides due to lab equipment at 3rd party lab not working (per the email). I have updated their rank on the tests they provided me with.HOWEVER, after the threats, intimidation, and unprofessionalism the new calculated 3 star was dropped to 2 stars. I clearly state below my posts that I am not a doctor and the opinions are my own. And that ANY company can reach out with updated info and I would update it accordingly. This is not meant to attack anyone, it is simply to hold companies accountable.

However, the way the person wrote their email was extremely offensive and I honestly don’t feel comfortable making an order or working with them because of how they handled this interaction. You can tell the email was completely emotional. It started hard core threats and went on a tangent and eventually talked herself back down to end the email with “we kindly ask..” LOL

Thanks to Toni’s threatening email, I took her advice and “educated myself more” and found out through some digging that she is a #Pharmacy Director in Kansas at Queens Price Chopper (a chain of 4) and sells the CBD products in her pharmacy, and I FOUND SHE IS AN OWNER AND FOUNDER OF MEDELLA SCIENCES! It finally makes sense as to why the email was so nasty! Her daughter- in-law actually commented on my CANNAB.A.BE Post about this and said I was wrong about Toni. SO it caused me to do more research. That is when I found out about her son also being a part owner and that is hwere one of the emails came from, yet Toni’s name and title was signed. This got really weird yall.

I will be contacting the National Association Board of Pharmacy #NAPB in Missouri and in Kansas (she holds licenses in both states, I have both license numbers) about her threatening behavior towards potential customers. Also, I will be contacting the parent company, Queen Morris Ventures LLC that owns My Price Chopper because she is the Director for #6 & #7. I would have left this alone, but I feel she was using her RPh as an intimidation factor as she did not use it in the first email she sent.

Also, if she is a trained pharmacist, how did it take “uneducated me” to have them be proactive and contact the lab to correct the tests? I don’t have my RPh, yet even I saw the result for isolates had full spectrum properties. They are acting like labs are exclusive information…Don’t let these big companies control the CBD market with their high prices and ridiculous tactics.

Toni also educated me about the potency of CBD and isolates, etc. as if I had not looked at dozens of other company’s labs and didn’t know that there could be higher amounts of potency…or that I was basing my review on the labs she originally gave me that were listed as being for an isolate. Of course I will say 33.3 mg/g is low for an isolate! I can’t help the information was part garbage. Put crap in, Get Crap out. And I WILL NOT INTIMIDATED YALL!

The product’s proof is definitely getting better and shows low levels and passing levels of the outside and naturally occuring contaminants, has a nice array of terpenes, a few cannabinoids (I have see full spectrum oils with more cannabinoids than 2 or 3 from other companies), and a great lab testing their products. I look forward to receiving their pesticide results and adding it to the rank!

Make your own decision, as always, about any company I post….but as for me, I am staying away still. There are too many companies that have a much better bedside manner. Again, because of Toni’s email, I dug deeper and found that this company has an interesting business model. They have a ton of pharmacies that sell their products, and that is the only way to get it! VIA Pharmacy. You can buy CBD from companies all over the US and get it sent to your house! Those same companies have and previously had all of the full panel labs, at a lot cheaper, and more cannabinoids.

I totally appreciate Toni calling me out, it really made me get off of my ass and go into more depths about what this company, business model, and the people representing them are really all about. The Cannabis Culture and Community is not about this nasty attitude at ALL!!

04/28/17

So, the harassment continued….And Three theories!

Interesting turn of events happened Friday night. A woman made a post to inform me that the information, signed by Toni Shields RPh btw, is inaccurate and again insults my “educating.” So I set off to educate myself a little more on exactly what I’m missing. Before we go any further I have to thank the woman for contacting and insulting what we do here at Canna B.A.B.E. Without you coming here to harass us, we would have never made the one big connection we were looking for; WHO OWNS THIS COMPANY? Thank you, Priya Aggarwal Shields.



I quickly discover she is married to a Tyson Shields, that rings a bell, where have I seen that? Ah, I remember now…. That is the name attached to the email address that sent the harassing/threating, “or else ultimatums” email; Tshields@hotmail.com. Who owns the company? Does not come up on their company’s website, it is on a Seventh Scout and Box Site. Baam! Wouldn’t you know it, Toni Shields and Tyson Shields are two of the owners. At this time, I remember they are a Texas entity incorporated as an LLC (limited liability company). Being a Texan and Entrepreneur in Texas I go to the Secretary of State website. I quickly learn that Tyson Shields is the Registered Agent.

***Quick Registered Agent education for you future or current entrepreneurs- If you form an entity in any state or country, make sure your registered agent is a person you trust; it could be yourself. A registered agent is a person who receives service of process on your entities behalf. This person is who gets served on your entities behalf. Think Seth Rogan on Pineapple Express, lol. If your agent is not reliable and fails to inform you, your business can be subject to a court judgment without you having a chance to defend yourself. Many law firms offer this service for cheap, I’ve seen many around $125 a year. Again, you can be your own.***

Now, we know both Shields are owners of the business. This can explain the unprofessional emotionally charged email that led to an impromptu class on CBD that had nothing to do with what my rating was on. Next Q: So, is this familia? A quick search of the Tshields email address led to a twitter account verifying this email was in fact Tyson Shields email address. Facebook then told us of their relationship with a post you can see in the provided pics. This is a part familia owned business. I love seeing family owned business btw, it’s smart tax planning. This can help during tax season! It can spread wealth to your posterity or older generations while lowering your individual tax bracket, even if your child is young. Especially, in flow through entities such as LLC’s or S-Corps. Little FF (fun fact) for you.

Here’s where it gets interesting: If Tshields@hotmail.com is Tyson Shields email address, we came up with three theories:

Theory #1

Tyson Shields sent us that email and signed it as his mother because she is a licensed (RPh) pharmacist by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Rut row, is Tyson using his mothers license to legitimatize himself to threaten patients/customers who were looking for high quality CBD? Remember, the email Toni Shields RPh originally communicated to me from was BCC’d in the email from Tyson’s email address.

Theory #2

Did Toni use her sons email address because the threatening email wouldn’t be associated with its business email address originally used?

Theory #3

They could have been hacked….

Conclusion:

Either way, this is the last time Canna Babe will waste its valuable resources and research capabilities on this circus. This got unprofessional, quickly. We have licensed pharmacists sending threatening emails, family collusion, and a wife and daughter in law contacting us. Lol. CRAZY!!

I really hope their family increases their emotional intelligence and professionalism. If anyone wants to contact us, do so with respect. Do not send us emotionally charged emails with threatening or “or else ultimatums”. You get what you give to us. We love conversing and are happy to work with and collaborate with anyone in this industry.

They broke a 2500 hundred year old Sun Tzu Art of War rule: “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong, when you are weak.” Anyone coming out so hot and heavy is clearly weak.

Well ladies and gents, if you are still reading we would like to thank you for your time and know we are here for you. Know your rights (Anti-SLAPP), thanks Rick Perry! And thank you again to the Combat Veterans that make up the Canna B.A.B.E. team!

seventhscoutandbox.com/medellasciences/about-us/

We don’t want to give them any more free publicity here, so we marked out their other information as seen below. This is what we found in our research to help us understand why we were threatened and what is going on.

Do you know of a CBD product or Company that you want more information on? By sending that information to me, you will help me in the search for a REAL HIGH QUALITY product at a good price! Help me expose the frauds! Not all CBD is created equally! Contact me in comments or send me an email @ thecrabshomestead@yahoo.com or message me on any of our Social Media Channels, preferably CANNAB.A.B.E.

Disclaimer: Neither the Author or anyone within our business is a medical doctor. Anything we say is based on our own knowledge through personal research and contacting the respective company/lab. We only want to give up to date and relevant information based on what we discover. Any company can contact us at morganmcrabtree@gmail.com to provide more up to date information or to discuss the information on this site.

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A Rant about CBD- Know What’s In IT!

Today I went Live on Youtube to kind of rant about CBD companies that are popping up all over the place but most of the people either don’t know what is actually in the CBD or that they even have choices! I am on the search for a CBD company that is 100% pesticide free, 100% GMO Free, HEAVY METAL FREE, and TRIPLE TESTED for Mold, mildew and other crap that could harm me if I take it. People do no switch to CBD from their regular medicine just to get more crap and chemical in their body. They do it because it is a more natural alternative. But no body should be paying an arm and a leg for their products either. There are a TON of growers and manufacturers out there, but if it does not clearly say PESTICIDE/GMO/Heavy Metal Free…it is not! I am on the search. Send me companies you know of and want me to research. Send me products you may have used. Let me find out what is in those products and maybe together we can find a good and inexpensive company to purchase CBD products from!

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What is the Difference Between Marijuana and Hemp?

What is the difference between Marijuana and Hemp?

This is a classic common misconception when it comes to the topic of Cannabis. People do not know the difference and commonly misuse the words causing even more confusion and unintelligent conversations to happen.

Marijuana….hemp…..isn’t it all the same? Well, no…it isn’t.

The classification for Cannabis is actually still unclear! Cannabaceae has been said to be the FAMILY and Cannabis being the Genus. It is unclear on if the species is only Sativa and then broken into subspecies of Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis and then Hemp and Marijuana are subspecies of those:

Or if the species itself is All three Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis; and Hemp and Marijuana are the subspecies (1):

Wow. That was a lot of info, right? Regardless of how we decided to scientifically classify the species and subspecies of Cannabis, one thing remains true; Marijuana and Hemp are two totally different Sub-Species of the Cannabis Plant. We will get into the species break downs in another article, for now, let’s just talk basics.

For over 10,000 years Cannabis was farmed and used in medicine and religious practices in a majority of the world. They knew the differences between Hemp and Marijuana. Although the plants look very similar, Hemp has a tall and skinny stature, even with skinny leaves, compared to its sibling Marijuana, with a more Short and bushy appearance, and big wide leaves and buds. It was actually illegal not to grow Hemp in the 1600s because it was so versatile in textiles and medicine!

Hemp (5)

Marijuana (4)

Not only are the looks different, but the uses are different as well, from ingesting to creating everyday products. Inside of a Cannabis plant contains over 100 of what scientists call Cannabinoids. The reason you want cannabinoids in your body is because you already have cannabinoid receptors all over your body and in your brain! This “biochemical communication system” is called the Endocannibinoid System, and it plays a vital role in regulating our physiology, mood, and overall every day experience(2). This is a scientific FACT! These cannibinoids are attracted to those receptors and can build bridges and help someone live a healthier life in many different ways depending on the receptors effected. This all is a very personal experience and depending on your individual body chemistry determines which strain of Marijuana and Hemp you will have different reactions to.

Many of the cannibinoids found in cannabis have not been found in any other plants! The two most prominent and mostly studied of the 100s of cannabinoids found in Cannabis are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannibidiol).  THC is the psychoactive component that is found in Cannabis, but Hemp only contains .3% while Marijuana contains 30%+. A person would need to ingest at least 7% of THC to FEEL any type of reaction. Your body still absorbs all of the nutritional benefits of THC even though you can not feel the effect. This is why people prefer to purchase Marijuana’s Buds/Flower to get the “high” feeling, and not Hemp. THC also includes many medicinal benefits, other than a euphoric feeling. It is the better of the two cannibinoids in relieving pain since this gives a head high, and will help block the pain receptors causing people with seizures, epilepsy, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and spasms, and many other medical issues get some relief in a way that is more organic than other forms of traditional medicine today. The THC cannibinoids will bind to the brain cells responsible for controlling excitement and regulating relaxation. The flowers are not the only part of the plant that has benefits either. The stalk and leaves all contain amazing components of CBD and other cannibinoids that give nutrients and healing properties to the human body that has been recognized for centuries, and it grows right out of the ground!

CBD is completely non-psychoactive and found in high concentrations in both the Hemp and the Marijuana Plants. CBD has been known to treat anti-inflamatory, pain, anxiety, side effects of chemo therapy in patients like nausea, and many more. I like to refer to it as more of a nutritional supplement like any other vitamin you would take every day. It has also been used to help stimulate and protect the immune system in patients with low immune systems. People who suffer from PTSD have claimed it helps with their anxiety. It even works in our furry friends that can get anxiety during fireworks or separation…bacon flavored! Like Marijuana, the entire Hemp Plant contains nutritional cannibinoids, stalk, leaves, and very high concentrates in the flowers, especially.  You can’t physically feel anything happening, but a whole plant extract is high quality and is a great shot of vitamins whether you drink it, eat it, or swallow it in pill form.

Now that you know the basic differences between HEMP and Marijuana when it comes to the effects of the THC and CBD cannibinoids if you inhale or ingest either plant, what about other uses?

Hemp is an amazing agricultural crop that could and has been used to treat over farmed or contaminated soils, and even everyday items like paper, building materials, fuel, beauty products, clothes, textiles, plastic substitutes, and nutrition. Before 1883, 75-90% of paper was hemp based and hemp was used in 80% of the world’s textiles. The seeds alone contain Omega 3 & 6 Fatty Acids, Protein, Vitamin E, and can be eaten raw, made into an oil, of ground into flour. Farmers could use Hemp as a rotational crop to plant between seasons because of its decontamination properties and ability to add nutrients back into the soil. It does not require pesticides to keep alive either! It does such a great job of decontaminating soil that it has been used for over 20 years to help rid the soil of toxins in and around Chernobyl.

All of these amazing benefits, and the government is finally getting on board. In 1970 Cannabis was listed as a SCHEDULE I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. Back then, there was no separation of the Cannabis plant. It was assumed the entire Species was “Bad” because Marijuana was claimed to have caused “Reefer Madness”, but now people are realizing that was all a sham, and the only “madness” caused by smoking or ingesting too much THC is fear of time travel and an overkill of the munchies and sleep. Finally, over 30 years later, President Obama signed the 2014 Farm Bill which legally gave a difference between Marijuana and Hemp, thus legalizing Hemp to be cultivated for RESEARCH and COMMERCIAL Purposes. This opened the door to the newest bill, 2018 Farm Bill, signed by President Trump December 2017 to allow industrialized Hemp to be grown and sold to consumers without the farmers losing any government benefits (3). The bill is not perfect. Neither was the last one or the one before that. There was a lot more in the Farm Bill than just legalizing Industrialized Hemp, and they still have a lot of work to do, but at least we are getting there.

To the people who say the US government doesn’t make progress, BOO YAH! Yeah, it’s slow…but a little at a time! We didn’t earn our independence in a day, and we didn’t become the most amazing country overnight. I have faith we will continue to make progress toward the full legalization of CANNABIS and finally will be able to make good choices about our overall health. Keep sharing the education, that is the only way we will win. Knowledge is power!

My Warning:

Now that America can grow and produce Hemp products, there are a lot of companies popping up all over wanting you to buy. DO YOUR RESEARCH!! Any company you buy from should not be using pesiticides or GMO products. They will have this clearly labeled on their site or product. Many companies also offer heavy metals testing, mildew/mold, E. Coli, etc testing. Also, just because it is cheap, does not mean it is good! But if it is expensive, that does not mean it is the best! So buy your Hemp oil, CBD oil, etc from a company that doesn’t take the cheap and easy way out, but also is not charging a ridiculous amount. I am currently working with a grower and manufacturer and will hopefully be offering GMO free, pesticide free, triple lab tested CBD oil for the whole family, including your pets. Stay tuned for more related articles!

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