Nutrient in Hemp Promotes Health
Humans have been using cannabis to treat conditions including common autoimmune disorders, seizures and spasms, stress, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, neuropathy, nausea and skin conditions for thousands of years. Until the 1930s, the herb was found in nearly every American doctor’s black bag before it was outlawed due to negative press, creating a deficit in scientific research and testing of the plant’s medicinal benefits.
While medical marijuana is making a comeback in some states, many cannot legally purchase marijuana to treat their conditions. A legal alternative is available in the form of a natural cannabidiols (CBD) hemp oil. The cannabis plant is rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, essential oils and some 80 cannabinoids, the most important of which appears to be CBD. Found in industrial hemp, CBD is said to help to regulate the body’s system functions without the “high” produced through traditional marijuana use.
Patented in 2003 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an antioxidant and neuro-protectant, CBD is listed there as useful in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and HIV, as well as providing cardio-protective benefits.
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Many states, including Rhode Island, have passed laws allowing for the use of a CBD extract, usually in oil form, with minimal tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and often for the treatment of epilepsy or seizures in seriously ill children. Visit cbdschool.com/cbd-laws-by-state-2018 to find out whether CBD oil is legal in a different residing state.