In recent years, cannabidiol (CBD) oil has become a very popular natural supplement due to its many perceived health benefits. However, its availability and usage in the United States are being threatened by a possible move by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make it illegal to sell CBD unless it is sourced from a single drug manufacturer.
CBD: Quick Facts
- Cannabis is the scientific name given to the marijuana plant.
- Hemp is a non-psychoactive form of cannabis that is cultivated for its fiber, hurd (woody core or pulp), and seeds.
- Cannabinoids such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD are natural chemicals found in cannabis.
- The leaves and female flowers of the cannabis plant are the two largest sources of cannabinoids.
- Cannabis seeds do not contain cannabinoids, contrary to popular opinion.
- CBD is the non-toxic extract that doesn’t produce the “high” that THC does.
- A natural analgesic, CBD is touted as a pain reliever that is being used to treat patients suffering from many illnesses, such as epilepsy, glaucoma, cancer, and Parkinson’s.
Relieve Stress Using CBD Oil
Started by Jeff Gallagher in 2013, Made By Hemp is a Michigan company that prides itself on providing high quality CBD hemp oil supplements and educational material to help the public make informed choices about their health and well-being. This excerpt from Made By Hemp’s blog post entitled, “5 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress: CBD Can Help,” describes one of the many benefits of CBD oil.
You’ve probably heard of CBD quite often this whole year. There is good reason for that. Aside from its uses in alleviating the symptoms of epilepsy, it is also being used as a natural means of reducing anxiety and stress. This is because all mammals have an endocannabinoid system. This is a network of CBD receptors along our central nervous system. These receptors react to CBD by fixing imbalances, strengthening our immune system, and relieving symptoms of stress and anxiety. So a couple of drops of CBD oil every day might just be the trick to help alleviate our everyday stress.
Thanks to CBD oil’s popularity and public awareness, a large influx of retailers are attempting to promote and sell their product in this highly competitive market. These days, it is not unusual to receive several unsolicited email advertisements on a daily basis. If you reside where it is legal to purchase CBD oil, make sure you first verify that the product that you are ordering is bottled by a reputable company that guarantees its purity and potency.
On Feb 13, 2019, Mac Slavo of SHTFplan.com reported on the case of a Canadian man who suffers from arthritic joint pain who later experienced hallucinations, anxiety, and severe chest pain after consuming a lollipop laced with marijuana. This case should make it clear that individuals who want to relieve their pain by taking a cannabis derivative should try a pure form of CBD that avoids the adverse side effects of THC.
How Natural Supplements Become Expensive Drugs
There is a glaring loophole in FDA policy that could grant exclusive rights over all CDB oil sold in the United States to a single source: GW Pharmaceuticals. As the manufacturer of a new CBD drug that costs $32,500 per year, GW can petition the FDA to remove all of the inexpensive CBD supplements that are currently being sold because the item has been reclassified as a drug.
The Alliance for Natural Health describes the adverse consequences of such a development in its 2018 report entitled, “$32,500 for CBD Oil?“
An opioid epidemic is ravaging our country, with drug overdose deaths surpassing car accident fatalities. People are addicted to and dying from FDA-approved drugs, yet the agency is poised to eliminate consumer access to a non-addictive, cheap, safe, and effective alternative in CBD oil — all so one drug company can charge tens of thousands of dollars for what currently costs a few dollars.
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The Hemp Oil Benefits
5 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress: CBD Can Help
Made By Hemp
The Hemp Plant
Ministry of Hemp
Doctors Warn: Marijuana Infused Lollipops Could Cause Heart Attacks, Recommend CBD As Safer Alternative
Mac Slavo | SHTFplan
Feb 13, 2019
Is CBD Oil All It’s Made Out To Be?
Written by Dr. Joseph Mercola
Dec 15, 2018
$32,500 for CBD Oil?
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