Herbpon Herb 101
Is CBD Legal?
Many people are confused over the legality of Hemp because it is not readily available like other crops. Until 2014, federal law made it so that only imported Hemp was legal in the U.S. This is why America has been the largest importer of hemp products in the world, mostly from China, Canada, and Europe.
Hemp contains many separate components that can create a wide variety of effects. Cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD) have been shown to be extremely beneficial in a broad scope of health applications for the majority of the population. As opposed to other strains of cannabis, Hemp is by law required to be very low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the cannabinoid that is psychotropic and causes euphoria, or the "high" often associated with cannabis. Hemp is the non-psychotropic version of cannabis and is actually considered a "superfood." In 2003, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued patents on certain cannabinoid molecules found in Hemp, referring to them as "antioxidants and neuroprotectants."
What is CBD & how does it help?
Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring cannabinoid constituent of cannabis. It was discovered in 1940 and initially thought not to be pharmaceutically active. It is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in hemp plants, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract. Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
Know what you are smoking
There are three distinct types of marijuana leaves and they sit among three different categories; Sativa, Indica and Hybrid. The plants of Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa have been around since the 18th century with Cannabis Hybrid as a new introduction. Hybrid indicates the mixing of seeds from different geographic locations around the world.
A much-revered pastime in the cannabis culture is to perfect the growing and harvesting. The flavors and diversity are comparative to how many cookies exist around the world, it’s endless. There are many a connoisseurs’ too, choosing what they buy based on the strain alone. It should be mentioned that most of the marijuana offered is a mix of Sativa and Indica
Popularity and demand for concentrates have increased dramatically with the legalization of marijuana in several states. This exponential growth in consumer interest has refined concentrate extraction methods to innovative heights, which is why so many new and exciting forms of concentrates are emerging. Concentrates are a great option for seasoned cannabis consumers looking to increase the intensity of their high, as well as flavor connoisseurs seeking to taste the most exquisite terpene profiles. Medical marijuana patients in need of relief also turn to concentrates for a direct, economical and fast-acting solution to their ailments.