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"Hemp CBD 2016-2017: What’s Happened So Far"


The many benefits of hemp CBD oil are a recent development for most of the United States; meanitng that most of us didn’t realize that hemp CBD oil could be helpful in helping to regulate our bodies systems or to keep disease or illness symptoms under control. The ability to extract the cannabis compound CBD was only discovered back in 1940 by Dr. Roger Adams and his colleagues at the University of Illinois; THC was discovered some twenty years later by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, a professor at Hebrew University in Israel. Although THC was the focus of much research on cannabis, CBD wasn’t studied much until recently. Dr. Mechoulam also discovered the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which helps our bodies monitor and regulate themselves so we stay healthy. Both CBD and THC affect the ECS differently, and so they each have different medicinal value. Hemp CBD has really come into its own in the scientific and medical fields in the past ten years or so, and there is so much happening right now in terms of policy, law, and research that you should know about.

CBD in 2016

Cannabis Confusion: Back in 2016, there was mass confusion in the cannabis industry due to a small clarification the DEA made to the Controlled Substances Act. Essentially, all they did was insert a new drug code rule for marijuana extracts (CBD currently falls under this category even though Green Lotus Hemp’s CBD oil is extracted from hemp, which is not the same as marijuana). GLH’s legal hemp CBD oil is derived from legally cultivated hemp plants with less than .3% THC, creating an exception to the Controlled Substances Act marijuana laws (CSA) because the natural hemp and hemp products are Farm Bill-compliant.

making it legal for purchase, use, and sale in 48 states (Section 7606 if the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill makes this possible). So there really wasn’t any change to legal hemp CBD oil’s status, but it confused a lot of people. Read this for a more detailed explanation. So there was that. The Hoban Law Group has a petition in to the DEA to reconsider this.

CBD in 2017

Then, in 2017, the normally conservative United Kingdom declared CBD an official “medicine” and noted that CBD in the form or an oil or an extract from marijuana or hemp plants is “beneficial” in restoring, correcting, or modifying the processes of the human body. Way to go, U.K.! It’s about time, and I sincerely hope that the United States will follow. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (known as MHRA) specifically stated “We have come to the opinion that products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are a medicine.” So that’s a big step in the right direction.

CBD in the Future

While GLH’s hemp CBD oil is made under the rules decided on by the 2014 Farm Bill, President Obama, and others in his former government, there is a new red-headed sheriff in town. We’re not quite sure what President Trump’s take on recreational marijuana will be, but I feel confident that he can and does understand (or at least accept) the value of low-CBD hemp oil. Since the DEA’s move didn’t really change anything for hemp CBD oil makers like Green Lotus Hemp, it should remain available for self-treatment of various issues to patients for a long time to come. With the United Kingdom’s monumental decision, I feel like the world is sitting up and taking notice of the benefits and health that can be produced when patients take their health seriously and educate themselves about the true value of medicinal plants. I will keep you posted here on the TW website as new developments and discoveries are made. In the meantime, thanks so much for reading and I value your comments and ideas. Stay healthy and educated.

Julie K Godard

About Julie Godard:

Julie, a guest blogger of Green Lotus Hemp Products, is a strong advocate of cannabis, both in medical and recreational forms, for expanding our knowledge of medicine, culture, and the reality of our planet. She is an experienced freelance writer, content strategist, and cannabis industry researcher with a deep concern for social welfare and love of scientific discovery.


 

 Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All of GLH products are sold as nutritional supplements, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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