By / September 4, 2019

Legal hemp and how THC is different than CBD

Most people who hear the word “hemp” think primarily about the illegal drug cannabis, but you can’t get “high” from legal hemp products. They contain compounds that act on your body in a different way. You can find natural instances of these compounds in many areas.

This plant contains more than a hundred active compounds – some are referred to as CBD (cannabinoids). The most compound is THC, which is normally associated with intoxication. Some varieties contain a lot of THC, while others have a lot of CBD.

CBD doesn’t cause any “next day” effects

In the USA, the legal types of industrial hemp should contain no more than 0.3% THC. In the EU, hemp should contain no more than 0.2%.

“Before, I often took sleeping pills, and those would cause me to be sleepy the next day. CBD does not have that side-effect, ”says Charles Dzhebara.

On different sites, you can find thousands of reviews of different people who say that CBD allows them to cope with various ailments.

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Do you suffer from stress, anxiety or chronic pain? PTSD, ADHD or autism? CBD is what you need, say many of its supporters. (Source)

Scientists are devoting more research time to CBD

“CBD is incredibly interesting from a scientific point of view. It’s an anti-intoxication and has almost no side effects compared to other medicines,” said Emir Englund, a cannabis expert at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He also added that one of the proven effects of CBD is anxiety treatment, even in fairly small amounts (about 50 milligrams per day).

Emir Englund studied the anti-anxiety property of CBD, as well its ability to alleviate symptoms of mental illness, like schizophrenia. Meanwhile, it is believed that THC increases the risk of developing psychosis, at least in large doses.

Other researchers have studied the analgesic effect of CBD and its effect on Parkinson’s disease. In addition, people believe that they can use it in the treatment of opiate addiction. What CBD is capable of, science aims to find out. “Before we can say something, we need to conduct more clinical research,” is the most common answer to this question. Many of the existing studies have only gone as far as animal testing.

People have been growing hemp for thousands of years

In different cultures, it has been used not only as a drug but also as a medicine. Despite this, in many countries, cannabis research is strictly limited by the law.

In recent years, the unregulated CBD market has grown not only in the United States but also in Sweden. The most committed enthusiasts now recommend cannabinoid medications for literally everything. Some of them even link to sites that tell how CBD cures cancer. There are many opinions on this subject, many are very emotional.

Newcomers asking questions on the Internet often receive many contradictory answers. Many of those who write in various groups online have negative attitudes towards modern medicine.

They often refer to their own experience and believe that CBD is a natural cure to replace pharmaceuticals. People do not see the need for CBD to become a registered drug.

You can buy CBD oil in Sweden, but primarily through the Internet

CBD capsules contain from 500 to 2000 milligrams of CBD and they range in cost from $40 to $70. It turns out to be a bit expensive to join the new CBD craze.

Compared to the United States, almost nobody knew about CBD in Sweden. However, some celebrities are now advertising CBD products. You can legally buy and use them unless they contain THC.

CBD falls under the law on medicines and food. However, in this case, the US Supreme Court is still investigating whether CBD oil extracted from legal industrial hemp can be a drug.

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Billion-dollar businesses like Tilray, Aurora and Mad Men are the most popular in the industry. (Source)

In the US, the situation is different

The Come Back Daily store in Manhattan is just one of many indications that CBD has become very popular in recent years. CBD began to appear in many different forms. Conventional grocery stores now sell lemonade and other soft drinks, sweets and electronic cigarettes with CBD. For a small additional fee, the barista can add a few drops of CBD in a latte or cocktail.

Popular writer and entrepreneur Martha Stewart has signed a contract with Canadian cannabis producers. She wants them to make CBD products for pets. In the fall, Coca-Cola announced that they are closely monitoring the market and are considering adding CBD to their drinks.

At the same time in 2017, the United States had detained approximately 660,000 people for crimes related to cannabis. Many of them forced to serve prison terms for small possession. Others lost their jobs or housing.

Again, hemp contains more than a hundred different active substances, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC causes intoxication, while CBD has a calming and anti-anxiety effect.

Some cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system, a signaling structure in the human body that helps regulate mood, appetite, sleep, metabolism, temperature, immunity, and more.

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