Persuasive evidence abounds that a particular extract from the industrial hemp plant, in the family of cannabinoids, known as Cannabidiol, holds significant health benefits http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=001656 . Cannabidiol, or CBD when derived from hemp stalk and seed, is a legal product in the United States!
CBD offers few, if any, side effects as it is a natural, plant based compound. Combined into a variety of health and wellness-based products, CBD can now be part of one’s daily nutritional routine. Doctors (not just cannabis based doctors) may soon be telling their patients: “Exercise and get your CBD daily”! Source: Allan Badiner, author and http://www.realitysandwich.com/high_health_cbd_food_supply
The Truth about CBD.
If just a small percentage of what some research doctors and scientists are saying about Cannabinoids and the particular cannabinoid known as Cannabidiol (CBD) is true, we may potentially have an amazing a scientific breakthrough. Cannabidiol, when extracted from the industrial hemp plant has shown extraordinary health and wellness benefits. http://csglobe.com/high-on-health-cannabinoids-in-the-food-supply/ .
The US based National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health has a highly positive reference on CBD on their website. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/healthprofessional/page4
Although there is little knowledge / public awareness of the benefits of CBD, this is rapidly changing. Cannabidiol, CBD, if derived from industrial hemp stalk or seed is a legal product within the United States.
In looking forward, in order to produce enough cannabinoids and especially the beneficial Cannabidoil (CBD) – we should mention that this requires a resurgence of the large-scale cultivation of industrial hemp http://photos.denverpost.com/2013/04/20/video-what-is-hemp-rope-soap-colorados-ag-future/.
This versatile, ecologically sustainable plant with over 50,000 known uses for industrial application includes everything from hemp clothes, hemp based cosmetics and foods, to bio-plastics, hemp construction materials and hemp-based bio-fuels. See: http://www.jackherer.com/thebook/.
Practically speaking, CBD, or what Robert Louis Stevenson called the “golden oil” is but a by-product of the non-psychoactive hemp plant. Most hemp is grown for industrial uses other than for obtaining CBD– for now… If the hemp plant has not already done enough for us by providing health and wellness benefits from CBD and other cannabinoids, it may also help us rid our society of the persistent problems of carbon-based pollution. Hemp sequesters carbon and our company has a carbon-negative profile! More on Robert Lewis Stevenson: http://www.robert-louis-stevenson.org/
Hemp may give rise to a healthier, sustainable, renewable based organic life-support system for our planet, which our children and grand-children may enjoy!