The A,B,C’s of CBD in Texas
The road to CBD (Cannabidiol) started in Texas through the passing of the US Farm Bill in late 2018. This law legalized the growing of hemp within the United States and was the beginning of state laws that were adopted to allow the cultivation of cbd seeds as well as the purchase and selling of products derived from Cannabidiol that do not cause a high. Texas adopted this Farm Bill with a bill of its own that took effect during the spring of 2019. It also legalized the cultivation of hemp as well as the purchase and selling of products derived from Cannabidiol. Texas farmers are hoping to establishing their first hemp harvest in 2020, subject to an approval from the Texas Department of Agriculture’s release of the department’s rules and rules for farmers who sign up to cultivate hemp.
Many other states, like Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina and Kentucky just to mention some and outdo Texas by a few years. The farmers are growing and selling their hemp to processors which extract Cannabidiol to sell it as tinctures edibles and topicals for humans and pets. Farmers have shifted from cultivating other crops like cotton and tobacco to hemp cultivation and are aiming at getting double the income from the hemp crop that was recently approved.
What’s the reason? Cannabidiol no longer a crime? What’s changed? The issue was that hemp appears and smells exactly similar to its sibling plant, marijuana. It is the notorious plant that is used by many for a high. Therefore hemp, as well as marijuana was banned in the 1930’s by authorities in the United States because law enforcement and other authorities were unable to tell the distinction between the two plants and threw away the baby in the bath water. The issue was not rectified until after 2018 and legislation known as the Farm Bill was passed, which restored the legality of hemp as a plant.
In reality marijuana produces less of the chemical Cannabidiol, compared to hemp. And hemp produces smaller amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical that gets you high. So it is there is a Federal government has decided that Cannabidiol is legally legal for as long as the concentration is.3 percent or less in each and every product you buy. You can confirm that percentage by obtaining Certificates of Analysis (COA’s) from independent, third-party labs , which are issued by the producers and sellers of Cannabidiol.
What’s all the fuss over CBD? Cannabidiol is a chemical that is not psychoactive which is extracted from hemp with truly remarkable properties, like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-nausea and muscle relaxant. It also has anti-depressants, anti-anxiety , and many more properties. It has been proven to decrease pain, assist to heal injuries assist in promoting sleep and overall health and well-being for both animals and humans. The evidence from anecdotal sources and research studies have proven the potency and efficacy of using Cannabidiol in order to treat the aforementioned ailments and to enhance health and well-being. There are more studies in progress and many more studies have to be conducted to increase our understanding of Cannabidiol and its effects.
In addition to Cannabidio, there are numerous other substances, such as CBN, CBG and many Terpenes are connected to scents and flavors that originate from hemp. It’s an incredible plant. According to historians, hemp is among most ancient, though not most ancient, of the plants cultivated by mankind. Archeologists have discovered hemp fibre in the broken pottery shards in Taiwan that date back 10,000 years. In China rulers were known to use hemp extract for stomachaches and muscle pains. throughout the ages hemp was utilized to make sails, rope, construction materials, and hemp seeds was used as a nutrition supplement, even to this day the present.
The various substances extracted out hemp could be utilized in combination to create a powerful healer, referred to as “the effects of the entourage”. The sum of all the parts are more powerful than any part separately. This is the reason researchers and entrepreneurs are enthusiastic regarding Cannabidiol as well as its possibilities.
We are at the very beginning stages of hemp cultivation and development of Cannabidiol. The “green surge” is likely to be part of a ten – to twenty year cycle of growth. This is because the Federal Drug Administration has yet to issue a decision on the classification of the drug Cannabidiol thus new developments will be taking place all the time.