Hemp seeds are highly digestible with 35% protein, with a near perfect 3 to 1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids. Hemp oil can penetrate all seven layers of the skin and has been shown to be beneficial for those suffering from psoriasis and eczema . The hemp plant itself can be used as food, animal feed, fuel, fiber, paper, plastics and even as a building materials in the form of hemp insulation, hemp fiberboard and hempcrete. Hemp is four times more absorbent than wood, making it an excellent material for animal bedding, cat litter and for absorbing toxic oil or chemical spills.
How the plant is grown, the extraction method, and the heat and pressure used impact the end product and its effectiveness. There are many ways to extract molecules from a cannabis plant. These methods include solvents, CO2 gas, or using oils such as coconut, olive, sunflower etc. Various manufacturers utilize processing methods that provide for whole plant extractions that preserve the terpenes and various plant components to create what is referred to as the “entourage effect.” Since the cannabis plant is very efficient at taking up what is contained in the soil where it is grown, it is important to know where and how the plant is cultivated and extracted.
Hemp CBD Oil has been making headlines lately, especially around Texas. So what exactly is CBD oil and why are people talking about it? Let’s break it down:
Will hemp be legal to grow in Texas anytime soon?
It is a good Texas crop?
Water can be sparse here in Texas, so as hemp requires half as much water as cotton, that attribute alone makes hemp make sense for Texas! Hemp also requires little to no pesticides or herbicides, and since the health of our bodies starts with the health of our soil, that’s a great thing too. A financially viable rotation crop for farmers, hemp is good for helping conserve our natural resources, for remediating our soils, and for providing nutrition to our bodies. Hemp is good for life!
Hemp CBD Oil is derived from the Cannabis Sativa L plant. There are many uses of the Cannabis Sativa L plant, so it helps to relieve confusion if we use of the correct term for the plant based on how it is used:
In a statement, DPS says they inspected and removed several items that they are testing for THC content. “No arrests were made and no additional action has been taken at this time.”
However, just a few days ago, the pharmacy’s owner, Bill Swail, says the Department of Public Safety came into his stores and demanded all the oil be removed from his shelves. He insists he’s following the law and his products have very low levels of THC.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — In 2015, Texas approved the state’s limited marijuana law that allows patients to use products containing high levels of cannabidiol (CBD) and only trace levels of THC, but state officials are still working on how to regulate and figure out who can buy it and from where.
We reported earlier this month, that members of Texas’ Department of Public Safety Commission put off establishing the rules for the state’s limited medical marijuana law until their next meeting in October. DPS has to license three dispensing organizations by September first of next year.
Swail says DPS insisted they needed to take the oil to test it. He says law enforcement threatened to arrest him if he didn’t comply.
Sheila Hemphill with the Texas Hemp Industries Association says they are very appreciative of DPS’ involvement and are maintaining “very good, clear communication” with the agency. The organization says industrial hemp CBD products contain 0.3 percent or less THC. The legal threshold is 0.5 percent.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the mind-altering ingredient found in cannabis. Many stores in Texas, like People’s Pharmacy, a holistic pharmacy headquartered in Austin, say they’re carrying the over-the-counter oil and following the law.