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What’s the Deal with CBD and Hemp?

What’s the Deal with CBD and Hemp?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has become increasingly popular in the health and wellness community in recent years. As a result, it’s starting to get a good deal of media coverage throughout the United States and beyond. A lot of people have questions about this leading natural supplement, so here’s everything you need to know about CBD and the hemp from which it’s made.


What is Hemp?

As you start your journey with CBD, it’s important to understand the difference between hemp and marijuana. Both fit under the broadest definition of cannabis, but there are important distinctions to make. Hemp is a colloquial term for any cannabis plant that contains .03% or less of THC. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis and is responsible for the effect of feeling high.

With the passage of the 2018 farm bill, hemp was removed from the list of illegal, controlled substances. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, many people have started using hemp for many industrial and health reasons. It’s most popular today as a source of CBD.


What is CBD?

CBD is the other popular cannabinoid of cannabis. Unlike THC, though, it doesn’t produce any intoxicating effects. As reported by Harvard University, the World Health Organization has stated that “to date, there is no evidence of public health problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” In other words, CBD hasn’t shown any potential for abuse or dependence and won’t give people withdrawal symptoms if they stop using it.

CBD interacts with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system, which is believed to help regulate a wide variety of functions throughout the body. Natural cannabidiol works as a supplement for the normal processes of a human’s endocannabinoid system. For those reasons, people have turned to CBD as a way to address a variety of issues.


Does CBD Honey Get You High?

Simply put, CBD honey does not make people feel high. It’s not intoxicating or psychoactive. At Colorado Hemp Honey and any other reputable CBD vendor, we make our products with pure, natural full spectrum hemp extract. That ensures that our CBD honey will never contain more than .03% THC as laid out in the 2018 Farm Bill.


What are the Benefits of CBD?

People have used cannabidiol to address a wide variety of symptoms, and you can find all kinds of stories about its benefits online. Here are just a few of the different forms of hemp and CBD products on the market today:

  • Full Spectrum Hemp Extract – This is the oil that is extracted from the hemp plant which contains a multitude of cannabinoids. It contains essential vitamins, minerals, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, flavonoids, chlorophyll, and terpenes. Colorado Hemp Honey uses only full-spectrum hemp extract in its products
  • CBD Isolate – This is a pure, crystalline powder that contains 99% CBD. Everything contained in the hemp plant is removed and CBD isolate offers a finished product that is only CBD. The CBD isolate form of CBD does not contain any of the beneficial terpenes or other naturally occurring benefits of full-spectrum hemp extract.
  • Hemp Seed Oil – This is a type of oil extracted from the hemp seed that contains antioxidants and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Hemp Seed Oil does not contain any measurable amounts of THC, cannabinoids (like CBD), or terpenes.


Find Premium CBD Honey from Colorado Hemp Honey

In addition to offering a reliable dose of CBD, products from Colorado Hemp Honey taste great. Our hemp honey is perfect for tea, or even right off the spoon, and is definitely a delicious new way to get your supplements. Shop our selection of products online today, or find a location near you to pick your CBD honey out in person. In the meantime, contact us if you have any questions!

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