Naturally Occurring CBD
When it comes to industrial hemp, America sadly lags the rest of the industrialized world. Other than for a brief period of time during World War II, hemp has not been grown in America since the 1930’s http://www.thehia.org/facts.html .
From hemp, a naturally occurring substance known as cannabinoids can be extracted. In certain cultivars of hemp, a particularly high portion of a special cannabinoid, known as cannabidiol (CBD) can be found (http://www.druglibrary.net/schaffer/hemp/indust/PHARMAfiber.html).
This CBD is now available in select nutritional products that are available to consumers for health and wellness benefits. Cannabidiol, CBD supports the nutritional and dietary health of aging bodies (US Government Patent # 6,630,507).
Hemp In America
Today industrial hemp is still not legal to grow in the US, even with 19 US States having passed legislation that, if the federal government would only so permit, local farmers could legally grow hemp http://www.votehemp.com/legislation.html. With the governmental ban, we import our hemp products thanks to a landmark court case where the US DEA lost in their effort to keep all hemp based products out of the USA (http://newstandardnews.net/content/index.cfm/items/1485).
In the US, we currently import nearly $500 million worth of hemp products, from nutritious hemp seeds, to hemp oil and protein powder – to hemp t-shirts and hemp fabrics – but we still cannot grow this vital crop here in the USA! Source: http://www.thehia.org/PR/2013-02-25-hia_$500_million_annual_sales.html
An excellent report on hemp is found here: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32725.pdf
Our developmental partners have searched the earth to find the best sources of hemp that contain certain cannabinoids that seem to foster significant health and wellness properties. They then extract these beneficial ingredients and bring to the USA as hemp oil for further processing. This includes health and wellness based products that contain CBD are now available to health conscious consumers!
Persuasive evidence abounds that a particular extract from the industrial hemp plant, in the family of cannabinoids, known as Cannabidiol, holds significant health benefits http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=001656 . Cannabidiol, or CBD when derived from hemp stalk and seed, is a legal product in the United States!
CBD offers few, if any, side effects as it is a natural, plant based compound. Combined into a variety of health and wellness-based products, CBD can now be part of one’s daily nutritional routine. Doctors (not just cannabis based doctors) may soon be telling their patients: “Exercise and get your CBD daily”! Source: Allan Badiner, author and http://www.realitysandwich.com/high_health_cbd_food_supply