Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 60 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major constituent of the plant, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract, as a non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid. It is also reportedly responsible for many of cannabis’ medical benefits.

 

 

CBD—It’s About Being Healthy, Not High.

Even though it seems like cannabidiol (CBD) is something new,it has been used by humans since the dawn of civilization. CBD is a natural constituent of cannabis, a plant that has been utilized for centuries as medicine. But CBD itself was only identified in the 1930s and 1940s, and its specific chemical structure was not documented until 1963. The research didn’t end there; many
scientists now consider CBD to be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered.

You may hear more about THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) in the news—it’s the cannabinoid that gets you “high”—yet non-psychoactive CBD is the real cannabinoid superstar. CBD is overwhelmingly responsible for most of the health and wellness benefits of the cannabis plant. And new benefits are being discovered all the time!

As you read through this packet, you’ll learn about CBD, your endocannabinoid system, and you’ll see a tiny sample of the cannabidiol research that’s been conducted and continues to be pursued worldwide.