From CBD dabs and kiefs to hemp cigarettes and CBD prerolls, there are many ways to experience and enjoy CBD. With so many options and methods, CBD is becoming more and more popular. According to a 2020 SingleCare survey, 33% of Americans have used CBD. In 2019, that same survey reported the number at 14%. How many Americans will have used CBD in 2021? From isolation to legalization, learn more about the history of CBD, what the industry looks like today, and Redwood Reserves’ plans for the future.
The history of the hemp plant and its many uses goes back so far that we certainly don’t have time today to discuss it. Jumping forward thousands of years, we’re going to start when CBD was first isolated and scientifically identified and hit a few major points throughout the decades that brought the widespread use of CBD to where we are today.
In the 1940s, Roger Adams isolated both CBD and CBD from the hemp plant and opened the door for studies where scientists (like Walter S. Loewe) could observe the behavioral effects of CBD, THC, and CBN on mice and rabbits.
In 1963, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam identified CBD’s stereochemistry and tested the cannabis compounds on primates. He found that THC was the culprit behind the intoxicating effects, not CBD. Later, in the 1980s, Mechoulam studied its effects on epilepsy, but his breakthrough results went largely unnoticed.
In the 1970s, the British Pharmacopoeia released a licensed cannabis tincture for medical use.
In 2018, The Farm Bill legalized the regulated production of hemp and acknowledged its differentiation to other cannabis plants, therefore legalizing any cannabinoid derived from hemp.
While today hemp-derived CBD is legal at the federal level, a few states still prohibit any marijuana-derived CBD products altogether. What’s the difference? Hemp-derived CBD is made from hemp plants which means they must contain less than 0.3% THC, whereas marijuana categorically contains more than 0.3% THC.
At Redwood Reserves, we have crafted quality CBD hemp flower that we grow on our farm in Oregon. We take pride in our CBD products and believe that nature knows best, so we don’t mess with it.
There are many different ways to experience CBD now. CBD wax to CBD dabs and hemp cigarettes, with so many products on the market, it can be difficult to find what’s right for you. Choosing a brand that is transparent with their information and the content of their products and one that shares lab results is a good place to start.
The demand for CBD products continues to rise, with various reports stating that the projected market value could reach $19.5 billion in 2025, but that’s only if the FDA approves CBD as a legal additive. As the booming CBD industry continues to advocate for the effects of the cannabinoid.
Staying true to our roots, we will continue to grow and produce the best quality CBD hemp flower products. Although, we’re always developing new and exciting products.
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