Gone are the days when cannabis (commonly known as marijuana) was looked down upon. The world is waking up to the fact that cannabis is more than just a drug that is used to create a euphoric feeling. It is now being recognized as a medicinal drug that can be used to treat cancer, epilepsy, arthritis, schizophrenia, and many other ailments. Nine states in the US have legalized cannabis for recreational use and twenty-nine states allow cannabis to be used medically.
Cannabis gets its healing properties from cannabidiol (CBD) and biotechnology companies have found a way to harness the benefits of CBD while eliminating the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the chemical compound that causes the high feeling. This means that consumers can get all the benefits of CBD without any addiction or intoxication. Imagine being able to pop a CBD pill for chronic knee pain and driving right after. This sounds surreal because we always think of CBD products as relaxants that will make us feel loopy after, but there are already such products in the market.
The future for hemp-derived CBD products appears bright because they do not contain the euphoria-inducing THC. They provide the relaxing and pain-relieving benefits of CBD and are not illegal by any means. These companies are not only working with the finest organic CBD but are also creating botanical blends with other herbs to maximize the effectiveness of these products.