Hemp vs. Marijuana

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While hemp and marijuana are very different, they share a lot in common. Both come from a plant species called Cannabis sativa. However, like many plants, the difference in “cultivar” or “strain” means a lot. Strain type determines everything from plant height to cannabinoid ratio to industrial applications. Over decades, these cultivars have been bred to possess specific, desirable traits. In recent history, breeders have been after the highest possible THC content. However, centuries ago,…

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The Future of Cannabinoid Research

The Future of Cannabinoid Research looks bright! CBD is only one of more than 70 different cannabinoids that can be found in hemp. Each cannabinoid interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system in a different way—which is what leads researchers to believe that phytocannabinoid remedies have the power to successfully ease a wide array of conditions. In addition to CBD, you may also be familiar with THC. Unlike CBD, THC binds directly to cannabinoid receptors and…

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Whole-plant Hemp and the Entourage Effect

Whole-plant Hemp and the Entourage Effect

As cannabis science continues to build substantiation, many companies are developing products that attempt to apply classic pharmaceutical principles to cannabis products. They figure that by separating a specific cannabinoid from the rest of the hemp plant, they can target treatment more accurately. Sounds logical, right? But in 2015, a team of researchers out of Israel published a watershed report that turned that logic upside down. The report indicates that isolated cannabinoids yield bell-curve results…

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What Is CBD?

CBD Molecule - What is CBD

What is CBD? Cannabidiol (or CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in hemp that’s classified as a cannabinoid. Like all other cannabinoids, CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system. This central regulatory system is known to affect bodily processes such as appetite, mood and sleep. Without any external influence, the body naturally produces its own cannabinoids that bind to cannabinoid receptors in both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. This existing…

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