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CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol (Can-a-bid-i-ol), a prominent naturally occurring class of molecules called cannabinoids found in the plant genus Cannabis Sativa L. CBD comprises up to 40% of the plant and is one of over 60 plus compounds found in cannabis. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied. CBD is a non- psychoactive component of the plant that possesses a wide range of benefits and does not cause a high, unlike THC. Our bodies are made up of an endocannabinoid system and use cannabinoids to maintain healthy cells and according to researchers, CBD may be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered.
There is no need for a Prescription or Medical card to purchase hemp CBD. It is a natural constituent of the high CBD Hemp strains of the plant containing very low levels of THC. Having only trace amounts of THC, our hemp CBD oil is non-psychoactive and federally legal.
While both hemp and the recreational cousin plant come from the Cannabis sativa L plant, they serve different purposes. High CBD hemp is cultivated for its fiber and has an extremely high content of CBD and almost untraceable amounts of THC. Hemp has been grown for thousands of years worldwide for many medicinal and industrial purposes making necessary items like clothing, sails, rope, paper, and thousands of other products. On the other it’s recreational cousin contains very low traces of CBD and high amounts of THC, which carries the psychoactive part of the flowers and trichomes that people often associate with feeling “high”. Again, hemp CBD has an almost untraceable amount of THC and does not make you feel “high”.
The hemp oil in our product contains CBD which is a LEGAL cannabinoid from hemp. It contains minuscule amounts (parts per billion) of THC that COULD show up in a drug screen. Hemp Health Inc. cannot guarantee that you will or will not pass a drug screen due to the amount of variables. Our products contain less than .3% THC, but the general rule is that it is equal to or less than 1%. Drug screens vary and some can be more sensitive than others. If you have to take a drug test, it is best to not use our product.
No, you cannot grow hemp in the United States. Although it contains little to no THC, its resemblance to the recreational variety has kept it from being grown here since the 1930’s. There have been a few exceptions during World War II and in an USDA field in 1994.
The United States imports billions of dollars’ worth of hemp annually, and while permits to grow hemp from the US government are technically available, no permit to grow in the United States has ever been issued by the DEA.
Although the two plants bear a resemblance, the US government considers hemp distinct. For many years, hemp based oils and textiles have been imported into the United States. Our hemp oil products are legal to consume both here in the states and many countries abroad.