By now you’ve probably seen various products boasting the therapeutic qualities of CBD. Though some more conservative in nature would be hesitant to investigate this trend further, companies are trying to market these products for typically anti-cannabis consumers.
There have been some questions surrounding the legitimacy of these products containing concentrated CBD oil. In some cases, you might have heard people taking CBD oil to treat some kind of ailment that has plagued them for days on end. There are some people that will even swear that CBD products are some kind of unworldly elixirs that can cure any type of physical illness. While we cannot conclusively confirm or deny these results, there does seem to be a considerable amount of skepticism attached to these products. The problem is there hasn’t been enough studies involving these products to gage whether or not these CBD products and other cannabis-containing “remedies” actually do what they claim to do. The reason for that is largely due to the fact the United States federal government maintains cannabis’s status as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. While a good portion of the country waits with bated breath to see whether or not that will change in the near future, some are willing to settle for the cannabidiol concentrated products that are available (and legal) on the market.
There are a few different extracts from cannabis that claim to have beneficial qualities. As a result, we have begun to see products containing something called terpenes. Terpenes is essentially a different set of compounds aside from CBD that can apparently offer us humans some kind of benefit. There are a few discrepancies in the cannabis derivative products game. There are those that suggest that extracting oils from the whole plant deteriorates its overall potency. There are some that suggest that dissecting the plant and extracting the oils can offer some potent effects but are dwarfed by what the plant as a whole can render. This is where terpenes come into play, as they are pivotal to the overall functionality of cannabis. You’ll hear some professionals refer to this particular type of cannabis consumption as the “entourage effect.”
Lastly, and some might say most importantly, some cannabis compounds are derived from hemp. Hemp, although technically considered cannabis, is a somewhat different version of the plant. The defining factor is that hemp must contain no more than 0.03 percent THC. At this level, it is non-intoxicating or non-inebriating. In the coming years, you’ll likely see more and more hemp products hitting the market. These products will leverage hemp for its natural ingredients that (allegedly) provide rejuvenating qualities.
The future is bright for cannabis products, whether federal legalization is around the corner or not.