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It’s Time to Incorporate Cannabidiol in Your Life
It’s also known as marijuana, cannabis, and hemp, and it’s time to add its incredible health benefits to your life.
If you only know the cannabis plant as “weed,” you may be surprised to learn that it has proven, powerful health benefits. It can regulate moods, ease pain and reduce inflammation. Many people regularly use cannabis oil as an adjunct or alternative medical treatment.
Benefits of Cannabis Oil
- Regulate mood disorders like anxiety, depression and panic disorder.
- Ease the nausea and pain related to chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
- Induce sleep in people with insomnia.
- Treat epilepsy.
- Treat digestive orders like colitis and liver disease.
- Ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other painful, chronic illnesses.
Clarifying the Definitions
There tends to be some confusion around the terms cannabis, hemp and marijuana. That confusion gets compounded as more states legalize cannabis production and hemp-based products.
Know Your Cannabis Plants
There are three types of cannabis plant. They are cannabis ruderalis, cannabis indica, and cannabis sativa. We use cannabis sativa to make hemp and cannabis products like CBD oil.
Another name for this plant is hemp. The slang names marijuana, Mary Jane, weed, and pot also refer to this same plant.
The different types of cannabis plant all contain different levels of compounds called cannabinoids. These compounds are the basis for the many health benefits of cannabis.
What are Cannabinoids?
These are the primary compounds of every cannabis plant. Although each plant contains hundreds of different ones, the ones we’re concerned with are tetrahydrocannbinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
THC causes the psychoactive “high” we associate with cannabis. If the plant has no THC, it is usually classed as hemp, commercial hemp or industrial hemp.
In brief terms, THC produces the high, but cannabidiols are what make this plant almost magical for your health.
Will They Get You High?
Neither hemp oil nor cannabis oil will get you high. In order to be a psychoactive drug, a cannabis product needs high levels of THC. Typically, a product that’s going to be used as a psychoactive drug will have THC levels of about 20 percent.
Cannabis oil usually has concentrations under 5%, which is too low to get you high. Using it might give you a slight lift in mood because it can increase endorphin production, but that’s completely different from a drug-related high.
Hemp oil has no traceable amounts of THC. In order to grow hemp legally, farmers must show that it has almost no THC.
Where Does the Oil Come From?
It comes from every part of the cannabis plant except the seeds. If you press the seeds, you will get what’s known as hemp oil. Cannabis oil, on the other hand, is made from the flowers, stalks and roots of the plant.
It’s important to know the difference because you don’t want to buy the wrong product. Hemp oil is a different product entirely, and while it’s great in its own way, it doesn’t do what cannabis oil can do.
How Is Hemp Oil Different?
Hemp oil is a versatile, lightweight oil that you can use for cooking, personal grooming and overall health. It doesn’t have the health benefits of cannabis oil, but it has many other great uses.
Here are just a few of the ways people regularly use hemp oil.
- Natural emollient: Hemp is a lightweight oil that contains no irritants. It is ideal as a skin or hair moisturizer and is currently present in many skin care and hair products. It leaves hair and skin soft and moisturized without being greasy.
- Fabric: Hemp fabric is resilient and soft. It’s also kinder to the earth than cotton and many other fabrics.
- Skin treatments: Hemp oil is high in fatty acids and vitamin D. It’s excellent at soothing and healing the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and chronic dermatitis. Clinical studies have found that hemp oil is a good alternative treatment for these conditions that has no damaging side effects.
- Environmentally responsible construction: Builders in Europe are successfully using hemp to make renewable, eco-friendly building materials that can replace concrete and drywall.
- Paper: Studies have found that hemp plants are four times more efficient than trees for producing paper. We’ve used hemp paper since colonial times. The founding fathers wrote their first drafts of the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper.
A History of Hemp in the US
Many people don’t realize that the US has historically been one of the world’s largest producers of hemp. Beginning in colonial days, hemp was a hugely profitable crop. Hemp was prized around the world for making sails, paper, rope and other products. It was so important to the US economy that the government required certain amounts of hemp production every year.
That reached its peak during World War II, when the US government urged farmers to “grow hemp for victory.”
After 1970, laws against cannabis and other drugs led to a shutdown of hemp production. This ended many successful hemp operations across the country. People who wanted hemp products had to wait until 2004, when it became legal to buy food and personal care products that contained hemp oil.
The 2018 Farm Bill finally made it legal to grow commercial or industrial hemp again. Today, farmers across the country are coming back to hemp.
Yes, It’s Legal
All hemp oil and products made from hemp are completely legal in the US. If you buy a hemp product, it should have only trace amounts of THC.
Don’t buy a hemp product or cannabis product that has high levels of THC unless it’s legal in your state and you want to get high.
Here’s Why You Should Have Cannabis in Your Life
Now that you know the differences among these products of the cannabis plant, let’s look at the health benefits of cannabis oil. As you will see, it’s something that you could reasonably call a “wonder drug” because it does many wonderful things.
Experience These Great Health Benefits
Following are the most popular uses of cannabis. Users and scientist are discovering new ones every day.
Ease Aches and Pains
Cannabis’ best-known benefits involve its ability to ease physical, long-term pain. People with arthritis, back pain, lupus, cancer, and other disorders have found tremendous relief by using cannabis. It eases pain and also reduces inflammation and swelling in your joints. Best of all, it works without side effects and is safe to use every day.
Sleep Like a Dream
If you suffer from insomnia, restless leg syndrome or anything else that interrupts your ability to sleep, get ready to sleep like a baby when you use cannabis. Unlike some sleep aids, it is not habit-forming or addictive. It also doesn’t create “morning fog.” You’ll wake up energized and alert.
Boost Your Immune System
Cannabis’ ability to reduce inflammation works with your body to fight disease-carrying pathogens. It’s high in antioxidants that your body finds easy to incorporate. Use it to help build a strong, healthy immune system.
Ease Mental and Emotional Disorders
People who suffer from emotional disorders like schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, chronic depression and psychosis have been able to find relief by using cannabis. Scientists believe this is because of its ability to bind with dopamine receptors in the brain.
Since it doesn’t have the side effects of antipsychotic medications, it’s also useful for people who suffer from psychosis related to Huntington’s, dementia and other diseases.
Here’s What the Science Says
Are you still unsure about the health benefits of cannabis?
Hemp and cannabis have been important part of alternative medicine for centuries. Modern medicine is quickly catching up.
Medical researchers have long praised cannabis as a safe way to treat chronic, longstanding pain, even in people with terminal illnesses.
A 2008 study in the journal Therapeutic Risk Management noted that sativex, a medicinal form of cannabis, “was approved in Canada in 2005 for treatment of central neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis and in 2007 for intractable cancer pain. Numerous randomized clinical trials have demonstrated safety and efficacy for sativex in central and peripheral neuropathic pain, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer pain.”
Another study concluded that “endocannabinoids may regulate the pathophysiology of liver diseases, including both acute forms of hepatic injury, liver fibrosis and cirrhosis.”
The same study found “overwhelming evidence” that cannabis’ ability to reduce inflammation in the body could heal the symptoms of “autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and hepatitis,” and “may also be beneficial in certain types of cancers that are triggered by chronic inflammation.”
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of cannabis to treat epilepsy. Studies have found that people with epilepsy who use it have seizures less frequently and also have milder seizures. The drug, which goes by the brand name Epidiolex, is the first FDA-approved form of cannabis.
We’re sure that Epidiolex is just a start. As more benefits of cannabis come to the forefront, more medicines and formulas will start to incorporate its natural healing properties.
Best Ways to Make Cannabis Part of Your Life
Now that you want better health, less pain and a stronger immune system, how do you get more cannabis into your life? Here are some popular ways.
Take It In Oil Form
This is probably the best-known way to buy and use cannabis. It’s easy to use, but it has some disadvantages.
- You have no way of knowing if you’re taking the right dosage.
- Some people hate the taste.
- It’s easy to forget to take your oils when you’re busy.
This is another popular way to take cannabis. It’s more enjoyable than using oil, but be sure you’re dealing with a reputable seller who can back up the quality and purity standards of their products. When you buy any cannabis or hemp product, ask for an independent certificate of analysis (COA).
We don’t recommend this because of the many potential health dangers that come with vaping cannabis oils. Although you can find reputable sellers of vapes and refills, we think it’s best to just step away from this minefield.
Drink With Tea
We think this is the best way to use cannabis. A ready-to-drink tea that tastes great and gives you an energy boost is an easy way to make cannabis part of your life.
At LeafLeaf, we’re proud to offer the first cannabis tea drink of its kind.
LeafLeaf Tea makes the finest quality tea blended with pure, organically grown cannabis products. Don’t confuse our tea with the mass-market products you may have seen on your grocer’s shelves. Our product stands out for its purity, quality and outstanding taste.
What Sets LeafLeaf Tea Apart
- We use only fair trade and organically grown ingredients.
- We use only the finest tea leaves in the world.
- We back our purity claims with updated COAs.
- We insist on sustainable agriculture, food production and sourcing of all our ingredients.
- We operate with complete transparency.
Are You Interested In Wholesale Tea?
If you’re interested in learning more about our ready-to-drink cannabis tea, contact us to discuss wholesale distribution. Do you have customers who care looking for sustainable, natural alternatives for healthy living? They’ll enjoy learning about our products and what they can do to boost their health and well-being.