About Hemp and CBD

 

The History of the Hemp Plant

The Hemp plant has caused a lot of controversy in its life span. Hemp is such a versatile plant that has played a paramount role in the history of mankind. It has the capability to be used to produce crucial resources such as rope, clothing, paper, and more. There is archaeological evidence that have been using hemp as long as 8,000 years BC.

In ancient China they used the hemp plant oils for medicine and to alleviate pain naturally. They also used the hemp plant seeds for food and the plant itself for paper and rope.

In 1971 it became an illegal controlled substance, because of its cousin plant Marijuana and being used to get people high. In 2018 when a Farm Bill was passed to regulate the growth of the hemp plant in the US. They passed the farm bill in hope to show all the benefits this miraculous plant has to offer. The Hemp plant has a low amount of THC so its purpose is not to get you high but to heal.

 

Fun Facts

According to historians the Declaration of Independence was written on Hemp paper

The Hemp plant was a legal tender to pay bills and taxes

2 of our founding fathers- George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew Cannibas on their plantations

Betsy Ross made the first flag out of Hemp

Abraham Lincoln used the oil to light his lamps

 

Differences

Full Spectrum

The most natural form of CBD oil with the least manufacturing, so just what we promise at Blue Dragon

Offers all therapeutic benefits of the Hemp plant through the entourage effect (getting the most use of the plant)

Contains more cannabinoids and other natural compounds

Contains a trace amount of THC less than (0.3%)

 

CBD Isolate

The purest type of CBD oil

No risk of testing positive for THC

 

Broad Spectrum

Offers all therapeutic benefits of the Hemp plant through the entourage effect (similar to the full spectrum)

Can create highly specific blends

 

Entourage Effect

Many years of research has shown that the cannabinoid known as CBD; is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid molecule produced by the hemp plant. It has the potential to treat a range of health conditions, including chronic and acute pain, anxiety disorders, seizures caused by epilepsy, and symptoms of autism.

There is a growing number of us looking to use CBD to help ease a health condition. Many of us also do our research before we have something enter our body and with your research; the term "The Entourage Effect" has popped up, what exactly is it? The Entourage Effect is the enhancing, collective effect that oocurs when full spectrum of the hemp plant is used. Cannabinoids interact with cannabinoid receptors that are found in your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS helps your nervous, immune, endocrine and digestive systems work together to regulate sleep, mood, reproduction, immune function, pain, motor control, brain function, appetite, metabolism, cardiovascular function, body temperature, and digestive functions.

Purchasing a full-spectrum product, you are giving yourself the best chance of getting all the “good stuff” that the hemp plant has to offer.

 

Industrial Hemp CBD

Is the male cannabis sativa plant and is grown to serve a wide variety of purposes and uses. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 85 compounds unigue to the plant. CBD does not cause the feeling of being 'high' that is often associated with cannabis. That's because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body. CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD alone could provide specific benefits. It interacts with a biological system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), helping it to run smoothly by encouraging the body to produce compounds called endocannabinoids.

Hemp farming is cheaper and easier on the environment than the farming of many plants that see more widespread use in consumer products. Hemp plants require little water and can be grown without the use of poisonous pesticides since they don’t attract insects.

Industrial hemp is also being used to create recyclable and completely biodegradable plastics, which result in less waste taking up space in landfills. In addition to being eco-friendly, plastic made from hemp is stronger and more durable than traditional polypropylene plastic.

Unlike marijuana, hemp doesn’t have enough tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to cause a “high.” In fact, the large amount of the chemical cannabidiol (CBD) present in hemp prevents a high.

Hemp contains Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is incredibly healthy and is found naturally in breast milk.