It is believed that natural medicines have been used for as long as we as humans have existed. While it seems like the obvious, you would probably be surprised that archeologists conducted excavations that proved as many as 60,000 years ago medicinal plants were being used, ranging from opium, ephedra, and even our green friend that is now more publicly acceptable, cannabis.
From the beginning of time, humans have been utilizing mother nature itself to heal, and to this day we continue to lay hold of the ground we walk to reap its healing benefits.
Unfortunately, many of us are still stuck between a crossroads of natural medicine and pharmaceutical drugs. Can what nature provides be enough to rid our ailments or does it take man-made drugs to grant our bodies the restorative power it deserves?
This is a question many people have been pondering, and with the recent 2018 Farm Bill, which made Industrial Hemp federally legal, people are becoming more in-tune with the power of mother earth with the help of a compound, known as CBD (cannabidiol), which is derived from hemp and manufactured into a CBD hemp oil.
If you are one of those that do not believe cannabidiol is the answer to your solutions, we ask that you allow us to explain how CBD oil may shape our future.
Though it is hard to believe, it has been over half a century that cannabis products were deemed illegal in the United States. This law was created in 1937 without science and believed an epidemic of cannabis use was taking place with no clear way to tax it.
With that said, the Government set forth the prohibition of cannabis. Unfortunately for the Government, they missed out on one of the most fascinating cash crops ever known, and it started with the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.
The very plant that was used to build the Mayflower, such as providing material for the sails and durable ropes, were made illegal… that is until the Government supplies were eliminated in the second world war, causing the United States Government to turn to none other than the farmers and their crops for material once again.
“Ahh, isn’t it exciting when they just come crawling back!”
Sadly, after the war the Government was back in stable condition with supplies and those crops were no longer needed (by the Government at least), and it seems as if cannabis was no further than it started. Years later, in the 1960s to be exact, the Government enacted their stronghold once again as reefer became the highlight of social madness, including the uniquely constructed plant as a Schedule 1 Narcotic defined in the Controlled Substances Act.
Fast forward years later and the 2014 pilot program for Industrial Hemp had cannabis lovers of all kinds rejoicing. Just four years later, the 2018 Farm Bill was created, removing Industrial Hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and placing a clear distinction between Hemp and Marijuana, although they are both from the Cannabis family. What is the difference you ask? Industrial Hemp has a low amount of THC. In fact, there are just mere traces of the compound that delivers the psychoactive effects.
Now in the hands of the Department of Agriculture, the people of today are finally beginning to see what the Government has been holding hostage for all these years… a remarkable species of the Cannabis plant that offers fibers enabling the use of cheaper building costs, substitutions for materials like steel, and even something as minute as paper.
“Did you know that the declaration of independence was written on none other than hemp paper? Go figure!”
Moving along to the current day, Industrial Hemp has become a booming success and the global market is projected to reach upwards of $26.6 billion by 2025, and it is all thanks to CBD oil. CBD oil may help you manage anxiety, reduce the number of seizures for those who suffer from epilepsy, protect those with neurodegenerative disorders, manage pain, reduce overall inflammation in the body, prevent cancer cell growth, and much more. Due to its long list of benefits, people are finally beginning to rely on botanicals and less on opioids, a drug that has addicted more than 2.5 million people and another 12 million that misuses it, which faces the risk of addiction.
This is how CBD oil may shape our future.