What is hemp?
Hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa L, the same genus as marijuana. However, while hemp and marijuana are both cannabis, their morphology, chemical makeup, and usages are very different. The hemp plant has many uses, and each part of the plant is valuable for specific applications: fiber (from the plant’s stems), protein (from seeds), and oils and smokable portions (from the leaves and flowers). The oils extracted from hemp flowers are rich in beneficial phytochemicals, including cannabinoids, phenolic compounds, and terpenes. 113 cannabinoids have been identified in hemp, but more are expected to be found in the future.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the primary cannabinoids produced by hemp. It works with the bodies endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS consists of a series of receptors that play a key role in regulating our mood, inflammation, sleep, and various other processes in the body. CBD is non-intoxicating and does not produce the high associated with THC, so it can safely be consumed any time of day. We aren’t allowed to make medical claims about the promising therapeutic benefits of CBD, but be sure to checkout the research section to read primary source scientific papers on the research behind this cannabinoid.