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Taking CBD Oil for Gaming

Whether you are a professional mmorpg player, playing World of Warcraft or New World, an amateur playing Resident Evil, or you on the couch playing Angry Birds or Fortnite on your cell phone. As of today, 1 in 3 people actively participate in some sort of gaming. That is an estimated 2.3 billion people globally. That ain’t just Nerds!

With an approximate quarter of the planet playing some sort of video game, there is always health concerns that go hand in hand with sitting and stressing for long periods of time. As well as, many gamer’s diets are not the best! You know who you are. eyes


I remember when Silent Hill came out in 1999, I think that summer I played for 12-14 hours a day! What might come to a shock to older generations, is that this is the time dedicated to these types of games.

pacmanWhether it is the stunning realism of the graphics of today or the intricate game designs and methodology involved. Whatever draws you in, games of today are certainly a far cry from Donkey Kong or Pac-Man of the 1980’s. 


With this level of technological advancement comes with it more health concerns. Whether it is more mental focus and strain, more stress, more adrenaline, and/or more wear and tear on the joints and muscles. These games can take a lot out of you and your health. More importantly, for professional players the chance at winning millions of dollars at tournaments, just increases all of these issues tenfold.

In this article we will discuss what exactly CBD Oil is. How it works within the human body (pets too), and how one who is a gamer can benefit from taking CBD as part of a nutrient-rich supplement so one can compete at the highest levels.

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WHAT IS CBD?

We will forego the scientific mumbo-jumbo here and explain CBD in simple terms. Cannabidiol or CBD Oil is a chemical that is processed out of the Hemp plant. It is one of approximately 113 chemicals contain within Hemp, called “phytocannabinoids“.

Another well-known Cannabinoid you may have heard of is THC, the chemical in marijuana that gives the user a “high”. But, unlike weed, cbd extracted from Hemp contains 0.3% THC.

Most brands will even filter this tiny amount out to make the Oil completely THC-Free. So no worries about it getting you “high”, and hurting your mental focus when it comes to gaming, it most certainly will not. Preliminary studies suggest the Hemp CBD will actually combat the effects of THC.

WHAT NUTRIENTS ARE IN ORGANIC HEMP?

Many don’t know but the Hemp plant is chock-full of vitamins and minerals, as well as terpenes, proteins, phytosterols, enzymes, essential sugars, polyphenols, antioxidants, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids.

  • Iron, Zinc, Carotene
  • Vitamins B1/B2/B6/D/E, Calcium, Magnesium
  • Sulfur, Copper, Potassium
  • Phosphorus, Amino Acids, and Omegas.
  • Hemp is also a great protein source.

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Recently discovered in the 1990’s, the Endocannabinoid System or ECS is within all mammals bodies and it lies mainly on the periphery of the Central Nervous System. This is a cell-signaling system and is responsible for pain, appetite, mood, and sleep.

The two main receptors are CB1 and CB2. These receptors are in your brain, your organs, and everywhere else.

(Your pets have the same EC system as you do!)

Now, how CBD Oil works is that it does not go into these receptors but acts like a doorway to allow helpful nutrients in or keep harmful compounds out. 

For example, you’ve been binge-playing Warcraft for 16 hours straight and trying to obtain B’aal the demon goat, and your hands are killing you! Now, you obviously want to block those discomfort signals, that is where CBD comes in. You reach for an all natural CBD topical, rub a little on, and your back in the game!

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FOR GAMERS

  • Calming Sense, Relaxed but Alert (Note: too much may cause drowsiness)
  • No “High” effect
  • Discomfort Issues-Joints/Muscles
  • Nutrient-Rich Oil
  • Better Mood/Emotional State
  • Restful and Rejuvenating Night’s Sleep
  • Hemp CBD contains 0.3% THC

 

CONCLUSION:

The bottomline is CBD might not work for everyone, but if you are sedentary for long periods of time while your brain is working overtime. You still have a lot of physiological functions going on within your body. With gaming the adrenaline and stress levels are through the roof, so you always want to be in a calm, centered mental state, alert and focused.

Moreover, many users take CBD in multiple forms, be it a topical lotion for a targeted application to your neck or hands, and an ingestible for full body coverage.

Most importantly, we suggest even if you are a gamer, that you start an exercise routine to combat the long hours of sitting, and start or move towards a plant-based diet to lower inflammation in the body.

Remember, everything in life goes hand in hand. The benefits you will gain with adding a quality CBD Oil in your daily regimen along with eating better and some sort of exercise, will only work to your advantage over your competition in the long run.

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CBD Oil and Exercise

In this Article we will discuss how CBD Oil can affect Exercise on the whole. Also, we will discuss CBD Benefits and side effects. Further, we will talk about some Cannabis related definitions, i.e. CBD, THC, and ECS. Also, how CBD works within the body for a pre-workout or post-workout recovery.

We all know that physical exercise has numerous benefits for overall health and wellness. From reducing obesity to heart health, as well as improving mood and reducing stress.

So many people are asking can CBD help my workout routine? The answer is YES!

Many weekend warriors, celebrities, and professional athletes are now turning to CBD for a wide variety of issues in regards to physical fitness. Including discomfort, strains, soreness, a better night’s sleep, and a speedy recovery from a tough workout.

However, there still needs to be a lot of education on the subject. Some still think CBD is “Weed” and will hurt your body, or by no means be beneficial. So why would you take it for exercise if it will take away from your overall health. Nothing could be further from the truth.

First, we need to talk about what/how CBD and THC are different.

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farm bill WHAT IS CBD?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is one of 113 or so chemicals extracted from the Hemp Plant when it is processed. These chemicals are called phytocannabinoids. CBD is the most abundant of these nutrients in the plant, comprising roughly 30-40%. Another well known cannabinoid is THC Tetrahydrocannabinol. The cannabinoid that gives the user a euphoric “high” like that found in Marijuana.

More Importantly, this is where the confusion lies between these two. On one hand, CBD Oil made from Hemp will never get you high or any mind-altering issues. Industrial Hemp is bred to have very low THC levels. 0.3% or less for it to be legal for commerce. Moreover, most reputable brands will even filter out this tiny amount to make a CBD Oil that is completely THC-Free.

On the other hand, the Marijuana Plant is bred for high levels of THC and low levels of CBD. Essentially, both plants are the complete opposite of one another regarding CBD and THC. But because CBD can come from the same plant family as THC “Cannabis Sativa” much confusion remains. CBD and THC are Apples and Oranges so to speak.

WHAT NUTRIENTS ARE IN THE HEMP PLANT?

The Hemp Plant contains many other valuable minerals, vitamins, terpenes, proteins, phytosterols, enzymes, essential sugars, polyphenols, antioxidants, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids.

  • Hemp contains iron, zinc, carotene, vitamins B1/B2/B6/D/E,
  • Calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, phosphorus
  • Amino acids, and heart healthy omegas.
  • Also is a great protein source.
  • Making Hemp a “Treasure Chest” of Nutrients

Essentially, the Hemp Plant is like a nutrient-rich multivitamin.

HOW DOES THE ECS WORK?

telephone operatorThe ECS or Endocannabinoid System was recently discovered a few decades ago, this system has receptor sites called CB1 and CB2. These lie all throughout your body including your brain, your organs, and your immune system. This system is responsible for your body’s homeostasis (balanced health) levels. It works to signal other cells to maintain life.

Like the old-fashion switchboard operators of the past connecting a phone call, these cells receive and translate what is going on within the body to keep you alive. I.E. your running a fever, so you start to perspire, that is the ECS at work.

The ECS is responsible for appetite, body temperature, inflammation, digestion, and motor function, among others.

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cbd oilHOW DOES CBD WORK?

CBD Oil works within the ECS by utilizing or reacting to the receptor sites. Either the phytocannabinoids from the Hemp plant, which is what CBD is, or your body’s own produced endocannabinoids.

Many people don’t know that your body actually produces its own cannabinoids or what we call Endocannabinoids.

Moreover, what is so amazing about Hemp CBD, is that it mimics these naturally producing cannabinoids so well that your body can function at optimal levels. Being from a natural plant source, your body welcomes the CBD, as oppose to a synthetic drug that has your body go into fixer mode, and then to be broken down and filtered through your liver and kidneys. Causing these organs to be burdened and work overtime.

Even over the counter “harmless” medications like Acetaminophen burden and tax the liver, while leaving behind trace amounts of synthetic molecules. While many prescribed medications do the same, many are not aware that these medications will also rob you of other vital nutrients. In essence, your alleviating one condition for a future condition to come.

Robbing Peter to pay Paul!

More importantly, each cannabinoid has a different structure, which in turn will cause a different result when they interact within the Endocannabinoid System. Essentially, Hemp CBD acts both like a lock and key. Taking CBD might cause an immediate effect, such as discomfort relief (The Key) to a receptor site in your knee or back. Whereas, another might block or shut off appetite receptors so you don’t have the urge to overeat (The Lock). 


cbd musclesCONCLUSION

  • CBD is not a performing-enhancing substance, such as steroids or stimulants.
  • Preliminary Research suggest that in some users it will lower stress and relax blood vessels. In large amounts it might make the user a bit drowsy. Not the best for a pre-workout regime.
  • CBD topicals are great for any time, many use them before exercising for targeted relief.
  • Ingestible CBD is best for post-workout recovery, mood enhancement, as well as a restful night’s sleep.
  • CBD helps your body’s ECS function at optimal levels, as you once did when you were younger.
  • CBD is nutrient-rich to supplement anyone’s diet and any exercise regimen.

 

More CBD Information

Read About the Latest FDA News regarding CBD Here.

Try our CBD Sample Pack if still not sure about getting on a full CBD Regimen.

Remember, the faster you recover and the better you feel, the more likely you are going to get back out there to exercise. This is all for sustaining and attaining your fitness goals and for an overall healthy lifestyle.

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CBD AND THE “ENTOURAGE EFFECT”

In this Article we will discuss how CBD works within your body, along with Terpenes, Fatty Acids, and Flavonoids, to produce what is know as the “Entourage Effect”. Moreover, definitions of each and how important they all are in working together to give the user maximum results.

This can only be achieve by purchasing a CBD Oil that uses extraction methods involving the whole plant. Also, known as full spectrum CBD or Broad Spectrum CBD (minus the THC).

Unfortunately, many Brands use CBD Isolate only. This means that they harvest just the one Cannabinoid of the 113 or so that are contained in the Hemp Plant. Known as Cannabidiol (CBD), while not incorporating any of the other valuable components of the Hemp plant. This still will have many benefits, but not as much as incorporating all of the other valuable cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids into the product.

For Example, you might get your car to run on regular gasoline from point A to point B, with no other liquids involved. However, adding the cleanest and highest quality gasoline and new transmission fluid and an oil change will help your car drive at its best quality and efficiency.

WHAT IS THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT?
The Entourage Effect is produced when all the Plant’s compounds work together to produce maximum benefits for the user. Rather than when just one compound is working alone i.e. just CBD or THC.

For example, taking one vitamin, as oppose to taking a multi-vitamin. Researchers have observed that these compounds all work together synergistically to produce more benefits to the user. In the past few decades there has been a great deal of research that has been corroborated on the Entourage Effect, and also clinical research trials.

According to Wikipedia, The Entourage Effect as it relates to THC, is defined as a proposed mechanism by which cannabis compounds other than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) act synergistically with it to modulate the overall psychoactive effects of the plant. Cannabidiol (CBD) is under preliminary research for its potential to modify the effects of THC, possibly mitigating some of the negative, psychosis-like effects of THC.


beesWHAT ARE FLAVONOIDS?
There are 20 Flavonoids present in the Hemp Plant. Moreover, Flavonoids are one of the components of the hemp plant which are attributed to providing you with the benefits of the “Entourage Effect”. These consist of compounds that are found in plants that give them their pigment, filter out harmful UV rays, attract insect pollinators, and help in preventing plant diseases. Research has shown that Flavonoids have many beneficial effects for overall wellness. A few of the more important ones are:
• Apigenin- Also found in Chamomile Tea, Celery, Parsley
• Cannaflavin A- Only found in the Hemp Plant
• Quercetin- Also found in Berries, Green Tea, and Red Wine


flowersWHAT ARE TERPENES?
Terpenes exist in most flowers, plants, and trees, and are the essential oils of each. There are approximately 120-200 individual terpenes found in the Hemp Plant. They are known for emitting strong scents. While they are known for aromas and flavors, they also protect the plant from sunlight, insects, bacteria, and fungi. They are secreted from the glands and is why you can smell flowers or trees in the forest.

Some of the more important ones are:
• Limonene
• Myrcene
• Pinene
• Linalool
• Beta Caryophyllene

HOW EVERYTHING WORKS TOGETHER

Most Researchers agree that individual Terpenes and Flavonoids have little to no effect on their own, in relation to the body due to low concentrations. However, when they are all combined with CBD they generate a higher level of bioactivity, and thus more of a benefit to you or your pet. In Essence, using all the properties of the Hemp plant together harmoniously is how nature intended it to be.

 

LEARN MORE HERE!

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Feeling Down? Isolated? Lonely?

Many of us have already had many of these struggles throughout our lives. Whether it is suffering from mood issues and/or now because of the Coronavirus. For many, things have gotten from bearable to an outright struggle to keep on keeping on. This is a must read for anyone coping with a mental health issue or crisis. 

Remember, if you are coping with some sort of mental health issue, you are not alone. Today, the world is in a sad state of affairs. Turn on the news for a few minutes, look at how low the bar has been set, in the world today. The apathy runs rampant in every corner of the world. Selfishness, greed, narcissism is commonplace and we accept this as the norm.

So by all means you are not the only one if you are feeling depressed or fearful. So let’s get a game plan on how to deal with this world and be the best we can be! And maybe, adding a CBD regimen might help in all of this.

In this article, we will discuss what mental health is. Mental Health statistics. As well as warning signs, and steps you can take to improve your situation. Furthermore, we will discuss the “Bliss” Neurotransmitter molecule Anadamide and how it relates to one’s mood. Also, if CBD Oil can help with any of these issues we experience.

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WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?

Today, millions of Americans live with many different types of mental mental health problems, such as depression, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, drug addiction, and personality disorders.

Mental health includes our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. It affects how we feel, think, and act. It also helps determine how we relate to others, cope with stress, and make life decisions. 

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your mood, thinking, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Life Experiences (i.e. abuse or trauma)
  • Biological factors, such as brain chemistry or genetics
  • Family history of mental health issues

STEREOTYPES

What we hate to hear is the stereotypical term “mental disorders”. bored womanJust because you might not function like the masses of apathetic souls in the world, does not make you a lost cause or that there is something wrong with you. Never believe that lie!

For example, many people who suffer from anxiety are just people who are deep-thinkers, or think a lot; in-depth thoughts of society and the world they live in. Is that a disorder? Quite the contrary, many of these people don’t just take things for what their worth, but delve deep into the unknown of their thoughts.  Many are highly-sensitive people or empaths. Many reports indicate Abraham Lincoln suffered from Anxiety, as well as many Hollywood actors and actresses.

Have we ever stopped and thought what is normal? Many people lead lives like sheep just following the herd to the boneyard. The walking dead we like to call them.

Work, Home, Sleep, Repeat!

 

WARNING SIGNS

  • Having no energy 
  • Eating/Sleeping too much or too little
  • Feeling numb
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school.

COPING STEPS

  • Learn to Cope with the stresses of life and add CBD lol.
  • Work productively
  • Do more for others than for yourself
  • Getting professional help if you need it
  • Connecting with family, friends, animals, or nature
  • Stay positive
  • Get physically active, workout, go for a walk, etc.
  • Help others with their problems and your issues will improve
  • Develop coping skills, i.e. positive mantras/speaking out loud, meditation
  • Eat a Plant-Based Diet
  • Join a Support Group in person or online
  • Ask the Almighty for help; Turn it over to God

WHAT IS NORMAL?

  • Most humans eat dead animal carcasses that putrefy within four hours of ingesting these tortured souls. Is this normal?
  • Most humans drink a liquid from cows, Fyi we are the only species to do this. Is this normal? 
  • Most humans turn a blind eye to the raped environment of Mother Earth. Is this normal?

So let’s get real here. These are but a few of the characteristics of present day humans. And because these are traditions and widely accepted, we deem them as normal behavior and any deviation means something is wrong about a particular person or group. This is laughable! 

Remember, if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.


The environment and animals are just one aspect of a plethora of examples one couldeaster bunny use to describe what is a “normal” functioning person. Let’s not even get into politics and Wall St. However, If you are suffering from one of these mental health aspects don’t give up hope. Keep fighting one day at a time and find the beauty in small things. You are unique and blessed, and do not let anyone or society tell you any different. You are one of a kind!

WHAT IS ANANDAMIDE?

The word “anandamide” originates from the sanskrit “ananda,” which translates to “joy” or “bliss”. This is one of the cannabinoid’s properties as a mood enhancer. Also called N-arachidonoylethanolamine (AEA), anandamide interacts/binds with the body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors within our (ECS) Endocannabinoid System. It’s a neurotransmitter and cannabinoid receptor binding agent that functions as a signal messenger for CB receptors located in the body.

Our bodies create anandamide when needed to be used to maintain normal functioning mechanisms, i.e. homeostasis. It does this by helping to regulate neuron signals and inflammation. Anandamide’s molecular fragility lends itself to be broken down quite easily. It helps with the stimulation of appetite, mood, pain, and even fertility.

Moreover, according to nature.com a 2015 study involving mice and humans found that high levels of this bliss molecule was responsible for fear reduction with a perceived threat and mood enhancement. Another study, found subjects with high levels of this molecule after intense exercising.

WILL CBD HELP?

There is not enough date and studies yet to conclude whether CBD will help with any kind of mental health issue. However, anecdotally there seems to be much to be encouraged about with regards to CBD. In common sense terms, if CBD helps activate our Endocannabinoid System and one’s homeostasis functions. Moreover, if it helps all these body/brain processes function at optimal levels than it could possibly have the same effects on one’s mental health.

THIS IS WHAT WE KNOW

  • CBD targets a specific serotonin receptor, the serotonin 1A receptor. These affect a person’s mood, cognition, and appetite.
  • CBD binds to TRPV1 (Vanilloid) receptors, this plays a role in temperature regulation, inflammation, and pain perception.
  • According to a study, CBD in the brain inhibits anandamide breakdown and reuptake, which increases endocannabinoid levels in the brain’s synapses.

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CONCLUSION

Remember, never give up! Life is about the journey not the destination. Reset your mind to focus on positive thinking and try to always do more for others than for yourself. When you can accomplish this, you will see that your issues will lessen and the focus will be off of you, which in turn will dramatically improve your situation. We are all weird in some aspect or another, some just hide it better than others. Embrace your weirdness, embrace the unique individual that is you, and embrace a lifelong learning mentality. We promise there will be a light at the end of the tunnel, but you must see it through, and you will thank yourself that you stuck it out!

 

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A History of Hemp


In this Article we will discuss the truncated history of the Hemp Plant. We will encompass a brief history of this treasured plant, from Ancient Times to Colonial Times, to the Civil War through the 20th Century. More specifically, we will talk about hemp and legality issues, uses, stereotypes, and miscellaneous information pertaining to all things hemp.

The tragedy comes from ignorance and stereotyping of Hemp alongside Marijuana. Nothing could be further from the truth. Going forward, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, Hemp is making a comeback as the plant with a thousand uses!

 

Defining Hemp

According to Britannica.com Hemp is defined as; (Cannabis sativa), also called industrial hemp, plant of the family Cannabaceae cultivated for its fibre or its edible seeds. Hemp is sometimes confused with the cannabis plants that serve as sources of the drug marijuana and the drug preparation hashish. Although all three products hemp, marijuana, & hashish contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a compound that produces psychoactive effects in humans, the variety of cannabis cultivated for hemp has only small amounts of THC relative to that grown for the production of marijuana or hashish.

For CBD to be legal in America today, CBD products can be derived from Hemp that contain only 0.3% or less of THC. More importantly, most reputable brands will even strain out this minuscule amount to make their product 100% THC Free.

Ancient History

Various Documented Hemp Histories dates Hemp cultivation back anywhere from 10-20,000 years ago. And many suggest further back.

In ancient India, cannabis was called bhang and ganjha (twisted rope). Their pharmaceutical texts (ca. 1600 BCE) prescribe the plant for treating anxiety, among other common ailments. It was likely an ingredient in Soma (ritual drink) and appeared in their Vedic texts.

ancient egyptIn Ancient Egypt, Cannabis was first mentioned during the New Kingdom (ca. 2300 BC). The hieroglyphic symbol shemshemet indicated cannabis and hemp. Other terms were employed in Egyptian medicine. It was used in their pharmacy up to the 1800’s AD.

In Ancient Judaea, cannabis appears as one of the ingredients in holy incense and anointing oil under the name kaneh bosm in Exodus (30:22-25), dating to around the 8th century BC. The Talmud also contains a recipe for wine infused with myrrh and cannabis.

 

Colonial Times

Commercial production of hemp in the West took off in the eighteenth century, but was grown in the sixteenth century in eastern England. Because of colonial and naval expansion of the era, economies needed large quantities of hemp for rope and oakum. 

In Great Britain, hemp cultivation dates back to 800AD. In the 16th Century, Henry VIII encouraged farmers to plant the crop extensively to provide materials for the British Naval fleet. A steady supply of hemp was needed for the construction of battleships and their components. Riggings, pendants, pennants, sails, and oakum were all made from hemp fiber and oil. Hemp paper was used for maps, logs, and even for the Bibles that sailors brought on board.

  • In 1632, the Virginia Assembly issued a decree that forced all colonial farmers to grow hemp.
  • The British demand for hemp became so insane that from 1763 to 1769, Virginia imprisoned farmers who refused to grow it. 
  • As many of you already know, Washington, Jefferson, and a number of other Founding Fathers grew hemp. Jefferson even invented a device for processing the fibers.
  • George Washington pushed for the growth of hemp as it was a cash crop, whichgeorge washington was commonly used to make fabric and rope. Washington noted in his diary in May 1765 about the sowing of seeds each day until mid-April. He then recounts the harvest in October which he grew 27 bushels that year.
  • George Washington also imported the Indian Hemp plant from Asia, which was used for fiber and, by some growers, for an intoxicating resin production.

Civil War Era

hemp cultivationIn 1850, the U.S. Census counted over 8,000 hemp plantations. Kentucky and Missouri (both slave states) produced over 70 percent of the nation’s hemp. Americans loved the plant, but so too did other countries, which bought tons of it from the U.S.

Just prior to the American Civil War (1861), Britain was busy getting the Chinese addicted to Chinese-grown opium (during the Opium Wars). So the British needed lots of hemp, which they used to get from Russia until Napoleon Bonaparte basically banned Russia from selling the plant to Britain.


20th Century History

In 1937, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed in the United States, levying a tax on anyone who dealt commercially in cannabis, hemp, or marijuana. The passing of the Act to destroy the U.S. hemp industry has been disputed to involve businessmen Andrew Mellon, Randolph Hearst and the Du Pont family.

While the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 had just been signed into law, the United States Department of Agriculture lifted the tax on hemp cultivation during WW II. Before the war the U.S. Navy used Jute and Manila Hemp from the Philippines and Indonesia for the cordage on their ships. During the war, Japan cut off those supply lines. America was forced to turn inward and revitalize the cultivation of Hemp on U.S. soils.

HEMP FOR VICTORY WWIIHemp was used extensively by the United States during World War II (WWII) to make uniforms, canvas, and rope. Much of the hemp used was cultivated in Kentucky and the Midwest. During World War II, the U.S. produced a short 1942 film, Hemp for Victory, promoting hemp as a necessary crop to win the war. U.S. farmers participated in the campaign to increase U.S. hemp production to 36,000 acres in 1942. This increase amounted to more than 20 times the production in 1941 before the war effort. Up until 1989 the Government denied the film was even made!

In the early 1940s, world production of hemp fiber ranged from 250,000 to 350,000 metric tonnes, and Russia was the biggest producer.

Unfortunately after the War, hemp was dropped back to illegal status, which it will stay for the next 70 odd years.

2018 Farm Bill

As of December 2018, hemp is legal to grow in the United States under federal law. The Hemp Farming Act was included in the 2018 Farm Bill.

The bill changed hemp from a controlled substance to an agricultural commodity, legalizing hemp federally, which made it easier for farmers to get production licenses, get loans to grow hemp, and allowed them to get federal crop insurance. Some states still consider it illegal to grow hemp, but as of 2019, 47 states have enacted legislation to make hemp legal to grow at the state level. This subsequently made CBD derived from Hemp legal in all of the United States, now classified as an agricultural product like corn or soy.


USES

hemp clothingHemp’s uses are endless. Industrial Hemp is used hundreds of ways. Such as building materials, biodegradable plastics, biofuel, food, paint, clothing, water/soil purification, weed control, paper, and rope. These are just a few uses of this amazing plant. Not to mention the newest – CBD Oil!

The world-leading producer of hemp is China, which produces more than 70% of the world’s output. This is why you see the CBD Market flooded with cheap products for $19.99 on Amazon and other sites. These brands outright lie and say their hemp is grown in America and organically farmed. Please stay away from these brands. Remember, you only get what you pay for. A low milligram cbd American product should be around $30.00-$40.00, and up to a few hundred dollars for high mg strengths. That is just the costs involved with producing a high quality Organic American product.

hemp ropeHemp as always been treasured for its adaptability and versatility. Industrial hemp has a huge market for everyday household uses, as well as an industrial staple. Today, the commercial market for hemp products is booming worldwide because hemp is considered extremely durable, eco-friendly and long-lasting. CBD made from Hemp is just the latest product to be manufactured from this amazing plant.                                  

 

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, hemp has had a storied past. The uses and advantages to humans, animals and the environment are positive and many. And because of a few selfish billionaires in the 1930’s whispering in the ears of lawmakers (with anonymous voting back then, and hidden lobbyist donations) making hemp synonymous with drugs and criminalizing this wonderful plant. It is now coming back to center stage as the Amazing and Miraculous Plant that it is.

 

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