HEMP VS MARIJUANA AND CBD

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Hemp was one of the earliest crops cultivated in China and other parts of the world. The Chinese were consuming hemp seeds and oils for food as well as weaving into cloth and paper approximately 5,000 years ago. Hemp and marijuana are strains of Cannabis. The main difference is that Cannabis plants with 0.3 percent or less of THC are hemp. Cannabis plants with more than 0.3 percent THC are marijuana. Some marijuana can contain 30% of THC which is the psychoactive part of the plant. CBD products do not have psychoactive properties.
Over the counter CBD products sold today must not contain more than 0.3% of THC. In the 2018 Farm Bill Act, hemp and hemp-derived products, including hemp-derived CBD, were legalized. However, CBD derived from marijuana is still considered a controlled substance and therefore, not legal. Even though the molecular structure of CBD is the same whether it is derived from hemp or marijuana. Most of the CBD products sold in stores and online are made from hemp.

CBD has become a another natural tool to decrease pain, inflammation and decreased frequency of seizures. CBD has also provided benefits to increase sleep. Next month I will give more information on the difference between using medical marijuana and CBD. Please contact me if you are interested in trying CBD products.

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Sharon McDermott

Sharon McDermott, L.Ac., owner of Healthy Healing, specializes in infertility, stress and pain relief. Ms. McDermott creates individualized acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas to address your needs. Healthy Healing is conveniently located in Westbury, Long Island in the heart of Nassau County.

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