WHY CBD Hemp?
CBD can be extracted from the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa-L) or the medical marijuana plant (Cannabis Sativa-L). CBD extracted from either strain of cannabis plant produces the same CBD molecule; and the oils from both plants contain many cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The main difference with hemp-derived CBD is that there is less than .3% THC in the plant. CBD from the medical marijuana plant has been hybridized to contain up to 20% CBD, and is only distributed here in California by certified delivery companies and dispensaries. Because the medical marijuana plant contains so much THC, it is still considered a Schedule-1 drug. Because the hemp plant contains less than .3% THC, it is considered a dietary supplement and not regulated by the federal government, so it can be shipped and consumed in all 50 states.
We have much experience with high concentrations of medical marijuana (CBD and THC) and micro-dosed concentrations of medical marijuana and CBD Hemp. Both have proven to be medicinally beneficial. In fact, because of the added herbs in our CBD topical line, it is more potent than the topicals you find in the dispensary. Herbs like turmeric, white willow, arnica, celery seed and black pepper potentiate the full spectrum CBD and make it even stronger.
CBD and THC are both great anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidants, anti-tumoral agents and neuro-protectants. Common knowledge states that one must have THC with CBD to make the product formula effective. However, studies have definitively shown that CBD use can work by adapting from our own body’s THC reservoirs and using this to work in conjunction with the CBD product, thus negating the need for THC supplementation. In our experience, we have found this works as well. CBD use pools our own anandamide(THC) in our body, thus one does not need to use THC with CBD. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, but generally speaking we see results from a large percentage of patients with just CBD hemp.