Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a naturally-occurring constituent found in the hemp plant. As a variant of the cannabis sativa plant, it’s the perfect solution for those seeking a safe, legal alternative to medical marijuana, without the psychoactive effect or “high” associated with it. And we’re only beginning to understand the myriad health benefits.
Multiple studies have suggested that CBD provides distinct neuroprotective benefits against a wide variety of neurological ailments and disease. These include traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, and epilepsy.
A well-cited study from the National Academy of Sciences journal tested the arthritic reaction to CBD and concluded “these data show that CBD, through its combined immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory actions, has a potent anti-arthritic effect”.
The peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Investigation published a study where researchers tested CBD on human sebaceous gland function. Their findings suggest that “due to the combined lipostatic, antiproliferative, and antiinflammatory effects, CBD has potential as a promising therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris”. They go on to claim that the results “strongly suggest that CBD’s universal sebostatic action is accompanied by substantial anti-inflammatory effects…very much desired in the clinical treatment of acne vulgaris.”
A study published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Pathology outlines a variety of ways that CBD “may exert beneficial effects on diabetes and diabetic complications by attenuating inflammatory response and ensuing oxidative stress.” Another peer-reviewed study was shown to dramatically reduce incidence of diabetes in mice through CBD treatment.
Got stage fright? A double-blind, placebo-controlled study on subjects with social anxiety disorder was able to reduce their anxiety in simulated public speaking down to that of the healthy control group.
A double blind, placebo-controlled study was able to reduce cigarette consumption by approximately 40% compared to the control group, who showed no difference from their baseline. Even better, the authors reported “some maintenance of this effect at follow-up”.
With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp-derived CBD is now federally legal, and hemp cultivation is legal nationwide. We consider this the biggest victory for the CBD and hemp industries in the history of the United States.
Although hemp-derived CBD is now federally legal, 3 states still restrict cannabis-derived products: Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota. We proudly ship to all other US states, where CBD products can be consumed legally on both the state and federal level.
We firmly believe that CBD is entering a golden age for both growers and consumers, becoming even more accessible throughout the United States in the near future.