CBD is becoming more mainstream daily. You've probably seen CBD in health food stores, beauty salons, and massage parlors, but what exactly is CBD, and why is CBD gaining so much popularity?
CBD is different from marijuana
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a "high." CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of CBD, and most hemp-derived CBD oil is THC-free. That means CBD cannot get you high.
How is CBD legal?
In 2018, Congress made it legal to grow industrial hemp in America again. It's was illegal for 80 plus years strictly due to big business and politics. Prior to the feds making it illegal to grow hemp. it was mandatory for farmers to grow hemp. If a farmer was caught not growing hemp, they could be fined and arrested. Since 2018, all 50 states have passed laws legalizing CBD with varying degrees of restriction, and while the federal government still considers CBD in the same class as marijuana, it doesn’t enforce against it. In December 2015, the FDA eased the regulatory requirements to allow researchers to conduct CBD trials. This helps produce a more efficient and effective CBD product, The federal government would like to get their hands on CBD and regulate it as a drug. Their only purpose would be to make money for the federal government. It would not be about healthcare and your health. CBD is all-natural with zero ability to harm anyone. It doesn't need to be regulated by the FDA, and it won't be regulated by them.