The FDA Will Now Regulate CBD and Hemp Products


With CBD products becoming the new rage and researches pouring in validating the use and emphasizing on the benefits that have been ignored for ages, FDA is all set to regulate and legalize for commerce market, the hemp and CBD products. President Trump having signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, the FDA has issued a press release explaining the regulation of hemp and CBD products underway.

All the hype is about this marijuana extract that is non-intoxicating and is being credited for curing a variety of medical issues without causing the potential issues characteristic of marijuana. This wave has originated from the states that have legalized marijuana and now extensive research is being carried out to make the most of this plant.

What gets us the most excited is the wide range of medical issues that are reportedly being said to be cured with these products from epileptic seizures to anxiety to inflammation to sleeplessness.

Hemp extracts from the hemp plant have ingredients that make it non intoxicating, medicinal alternative. CBD oil is extracted from either hemp or marijuana and is different from “Cannabis Oil”. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over 60+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis, an annual herbaceous flowering plant. CBD oil is derived from an organic substance formed in the plant secretions. Both marijuana and hemp are cannabis forms. However, cannabis does not mean marijuana. Cannabis is the genus name and general umbrella term, under which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall. Until recently, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, was the most well-known and studied cannabinoid due to its abundance in marijuana. However,
CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.

With legislation now complete, the legalization and regulation of the hemp and CBD products has this new avenue for businesses to explore it has also been opened for further research and development in the field. However, contradicting researches have also started surfacing which claim that hemp and CBD may not be fundamentally as useful and as harmless as they seem to be at the moment. This only makes it even more important for the products to be regularized and certain standards to be set and met with before the use becomes so widespread that it is difficult to deal with, both for the masses as well as authorities and health sector.

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