HEMP & CANNABIDIOL: WHAT IS A MEDICINE?

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To effectively differentiate hemp and marijuana from CBD, some limitations and definitions need to be provided. Marijuana extracts known as cannabis Sativa are manufactured as a medical product that has a THC concentration above 0.3%, and are under strict regulations. The enforcement division in Colorado ensures that the product undergoes various rounds of testing for contaminants and contents.

On the other hand, hemp, which is known as a cannabis Sativa, has less than 0.3% of THC concentrations. As a result, it was excluded from the rules that apply to medical marijuana. It is managed by the Agriculture Division instead of the Enforcement Division.

CANNABIDIOL AS A HEMP EXTRACT

Our attention in this article is on cannabidiol as a hemp extract. It is popularly referred to as cannabis Sativa with less than 0.3% of the concentration of THC. It is known for its dry weight in its buds and leaves. It is important to know that the only thing that differentiates hemp from marijuana is the concentration of THC.

For a clearer understanding, we will make a brief calculation:

When a hemp sample that contains 5.0% of cannabidiol and 0.3% of THC is put under extraction, the end product will contain about 6.0% THC of the cannabidiol.

This is because the method of extraction of CBD and THC is the same. The product that is extracted may contain residual solvents, cannabinoids, pesticides or herbicides, oil extracts from the plant, and other molecules.

However, the emphasis is that an un-purified and un-monitored extract of hemp will definitely contain additional THC concentration.

“Big weed” is the common name for the hemp industry. This industry is working hard to ensure that CBD is developed as a widely accepted food in the market instead of being seen as an alleged medication.

Knowing and verifying the actual composition of the product being used or studied is a great challenge for any customer. However, the composition and purity of the product must be a thing of great concern to a customer or an investigation team. Additional information about this can be obtained from the Berkshirecbd website. 

CANNABIDIOL AS MEDICINE

The perception of cannabidiol as a medicine, which is shown through several assertions of companies that sell or produce it on a large scale, is alarming. The need for it to be accepted, the beneficial claims that are widely inflated, and the advocating that is carried out by a huge percentage of the population in most countries is stunning. This calls for an urgent need to adequately assess the adverse consequences and actual benefits of cannabidiol.

The right expectation for medications should be their effectiveness, purity, and quality mechanism. Customers are advised to rely more on manufacturing companies that are accountable and responsible for their products. Otherwise, they may forfeit the safety of their health at the expense of suspected cannabidiol products.

CBD products that are known for their efficiency, concentration, and purity are usually approved by the Federal Division of Agriculture. CBD formulations that have been approved can be used for the treatment of patients in severe stages of epilepsy.

Every physician needs to be aware of the effects of CBD and THC regarding the prescription and treatment of medications for cannabidiol customers.