What’s all the fuss about Hemp and CBD?
- Mums Tips
- Fitness & Health
- Published on Friday, 23 October 2020 18:25
- Last Updated on 08 September 2021
- Monica Costa
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There’s a lot of talk about Hemp and CBD in the media. But there’s a lot of nebulous information too. Most importantly, is it safe to use when I am around my family? We will dive into all the things you need to know about CBD like CBD hemp flower or CBD tincture and where it comes from, the hemp plant. What is CBD and what do we know about it? CBD comes from the hemp plant.
Hemp is a common plant that is used to make a variety of different commercial products including rope, clothes, food, paper, shoes, and more. You might have seen the hemp plant without knowing what it was because marijuana also comes from the hemp plant. It has long green leaves and very can grow flowers that can be used to smoke.
Hemp has been around for thousands of years and scientists now are discovering all the health benefits the plant can bring. CBD is different from marijuana and it gives different effects even though it comes from the same plant. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of the most active properties within the hemp plant and is an essential component for medicinal and recreational use.
The hemp plant produces hemp flowers that contain CBD and people use the flower to smoke or make into various topical or smoking oils. Inside the CBD hemp flower, there are naturally occurring chemicals such as cannabinoids that circulate through your body. This chemical interacts with your body and produces anti-depressing effects, anti-inflammatory effects, and lots of mental health benefits.
One of the most notable uses of CBD is to help people going through specific problems whether it’s mental or physical. For mental problems, CBD has helped people with depression, lack of sleep, anxiety, and certain neurological disorders. Using CBD for anxiety is common since people get anxiety from a lot of things that happen in their life. The definition of anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress or fear of what is to come and the person has no control over the outcome.
Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in the United States. CBD is one way the person can cope with anxiety. CBD gives the person a natural mood booster and it is also an energy enhancer that helps people who specifically have this problem. CBD and hemp has been treated for arthritis pain and helps ease the pressure you feel on your bones. Click to read more about how CBD can be a remedy for easing joint pain.
So what is the difference between CBD and marijuana? And why would someone prefer CBD over marijuana if both products help with anxiety?
The key difference between CBD and marijuana is the level of THC in the plant once extracted. THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical property that gives marijuana its well known “high” feeling. This property produces a psychoactive effect and a euphoric effect on the brain making the person feel extremely relaxed and maybe a little giddy.
In CBD, the levels of THC are not as high as its nearby cousin marijuana. This means that CBD doesn’t give the psychoactive euphoric “high” effect but instead it only targets the affected areas. According to the Farm Bill passed in 2018 by President Trump, this bill allows the growing and use of hemp on a federal level with restrictions. The restrictions are that any CBD flower to be considered CBD must be below the legal limit of 0.3%. Anything above 0.3% is no longer considered CBD but is predominately THC and illegal at the federal level.
According to the World Health Organization, WHO, CBD exhibits no effects that show signs of indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. What this means is that CBD does not have any addictive properties meaning that you can use CBD without worrying about becoming hooked. This is important because there is no use of finding a cure for your mental or physical but it comes at the cost of only adding another problem to your already hectic life.
CBD is being used in therapeutic practices to help relieve patients who have muscle and joint problems. CBD offers the calming and relaxing properties for the person to not feel their injury as bad as normally would feel. With that being said, we are going to go over some of the ways people can enjoy using CBD.
There are lots of ways to use CBD but the most common ways are smoking, eating, and using oils. There are now more flavours of these products than ever before, with websites like finestlabs.com selling terpenes in all different scents and flavours. When you smoke CBD, you feel the effects almost immediately. Because you are breathing in the smoke, the smoke goes through your lungs and circulates the body at a faster rate. Out of all the ways we will discuss, the most used is smoking.
CBD hemp flower is used when smoking and it is prepared the same way as you would for smoking any other medicinal products. The varieties of strains found in CBD are endless and some strains have better results than others depending on the quality. You can also smoke using oils and this is common when using a vape pen. Vape pens require vape juice and finding quality marijuana cart products can be difficult to find but vape juice is necessary to smoke out of any pen. The other oil based product that is commonly used is topical CBD oils that the person can rub on the affected area to provide a numbing sensation.
Another way people can use CBD is by eating the CBD hemp flower. Adding medicinal products to any food item is called an edible and you can make any homemade recipes as you would like! So go and experiment how CBD can improve your health and get rid of all mental and physical illnesses.
As interest in cannabis continues to evolve, more people are looking for specific cannabis terpenes to create their own blends and improve the flavour and effect profiles of their extracts.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums