Marijuana has been used as a pharmaceutical for well over 5,000 years. The Egyptians, Chinese and just about every civilization along the way have recognized its positive affects on health. In fact, marijuana and/or hemp was introduced to Western medicine and began being included in pharmaceutical products in the 1850’s.
However with a desire to better regulate the pharmaceutical industry, as well as capitulating to social and competitive industry pressures, marijuana was eventually labelled an illegal, gateway drug attaching serious legal consequences with its production or use.
Fast forward to today, and there’s been a resurgence of interest in the legalization of marijuana, initially for it’s recreational use, but now more importantly, for it’s substantial health benefits.
The two biggest objections to using marijuana for medicinal purposes are its psychoactive effects and that it is illegal to use or produce per the Federal Government. Regardless of the tremendous health benefits, the risk of doing time in jail is a pretty huge deterrent!
What if the psychoactive affects could be eliminated? Wouldn’t that solve both objections?
You see, there are two primary chemicals found within hemp. One is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive chemical that produces the “high” associated with marijuana. The other is cannabidiol (CBD), and it is this which provides medicinal qualities.
Removing the THC would resolve both issues. THC is what causes the “high,” and is what makes the plant illegal. By distilling the THC out of hemp, a non-psychoactive CBD oil is created, which is the compound that provides all the benefits.
That is exactly what is being done. And it is being done with the approval of the Federal Government. The resulting CBD oil and the products used with this CBD oil, not only enhance the quality of life, but are perfectly legal to use.
Numerous legal to use, CBD infused products interact with the naturally occurring CBD receptors in our bodies to help our bodies function more effectively, with little or no side affects.
On the other hand, if you purchase medical marijuana and use it, you’re ingesting both THC and CBD. Yes, you’re receiving the potential health benefits, but you also get the THC and the “high” that comes with it. In some instances, the high may help mitigate whatever health issue an individual may be experiencing, however the “high” can restrict one’s activities, such as driving, working etc.
I encourage you to look into products made with CBD oil, and the benefits they offer.