CBD Oil is getting a lot media attention and adoption over the last few years. In this article, we will talk about where Hemp CBD oil comes from. You will also learn why so many people are bringing telling friends and family about hemp oil. CBD oil is extracted from the Cannabis Sativa L plant, also known as hemp. Hemp may soon be grown locally in the Crossroads area and the CBD in Victoria, Texas could come from local farmers once they are licensed to grow in Texas.
Is CDB in Victoria, Texas Legal?
Yes, CBD in Victoria, Texas is legal as a derivative of hemp.
- Texas House Bill (HB 1325) was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in June of 2019. The bill states a level of 0.3% or below THC is allowed in hemp plants as well as derivatives of the hemp such as Cannabidiol (CBD)
- “Hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds of the plant and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not
Where Does Hemp Oil and CBC Oil come from?
CBD naturally occurs in the Cannabis Sativa L plant. It has been stated that there are over 25,000 uses for the Cannabis Sativa L plant and many different strains of the plant which can contain various percentages of CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes.
Cannabinoids are molecules within the cannabis plant, and over 100 different cannabinoids are known to be found cannabis plant.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid has been getting the most attention. It has been reported to exhibit anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and anti-seizure properties. The FDA has also approved one drug, Epidiolex, for the treatment of epilepsy.
International research suggests CBD may help with Parkinson’s, pain and numerous neurological and autoimmune disorders.
Are all CBD Oil Products the same?
The short answer is “no.”
Many things can affect the quality and safety of the CBD and hemp oil products that are sold from the shelves of stores in the US.
These potential issues can occur anywhere from seed, to farm, to extraction facility, to lab testing reports. Knowing what is in the product you are buying, as well as having lab reports to support the health and safety of the product is extremely important.
Is it Organic?
The first item you should consider is if the hemp is grown organically. Like the food you eat, it is best to use products that are grown without chemicals.
How good is the soil the cannabis was grown in?
Hemp is known to pull metals and other contaminants out of the soil. This is why some farms use hemp as a rotation crop between other types of products. For this reason, the soil is important. The correct lab testing of the cannabinoid extract will show how safe the growing soil was.
How was the oil extracted and processed?
A few methods of extracting the oil from the fibrous hemp plant are popular. The two main methods are solvent extraction with ethanol and CO2 gas extraction but other methods do exist.
During the extraction process, some cannabinoids, besides CBD, as well as terpenes could be removed depending on the type of extraction used. Some CBD manufacturers put these separated cannabinoids back into the final product.
Removing one or many of these molecules could affect how well the oil works to support the endocannabinoid system. Having certain combinations of these cannabinoids and terpenes can create with is called the “entourage effect” for the consumers ECS.
Aren’t Hemp and Marijuana the same thing?
Hemp and marijuana are similar but the are not the same. Hemp has much, much lower percentages of THC than marijuana. Marijuana on the other hand typically has low levels of CBD but high levels of THC.
Hemp vs. marijuana
Hemp and marijuana plants both belong to a genus, or a group of individual species, called Cannabis. A long history of breeding for certain traits by people and legal restrictions around the plants have made it difficult to draw any clear, consistent line between hemp and marijuana, however. Hemp plants generally produce the lowest levels of a compound called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which creates a mental high when used.
Source: “The Genetic Structure of Marijuana and Hemp,” published in 2015 in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed journal from the Public Library of Science in San Francisco
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
In 1992, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Dr. Lumir Hanus along with American researcher Dr. William Devane discovered the endocannabinoid anandamide (AEA) and later discovered 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG.)
Experts are still working to completely understand the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how it regulates the body to create a state of homeostasis.
What we know now is the ECS involves 3 parts: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.
There are receptors found throughout the body and endocannabinoids bind to them to signal the ECS to take action in regulating body functions.
- CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system
- CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells
Where can I buy CBD in Victoria, TX?
Once you have decided you want to try hemp or CBD oil, the most important thing is getting a trusted product from a trusted retailer.
You could buy your CBD online or from a convenience store but you could run the risk of getting a product that contains contaminants. They could also have little or no actual CBD in the product or could contain other hazard things.
Shopping locally at a Texas Crossroads specialty retailer that carries these CBD products would most likely be your best choice. They should be knowledgeable and be able to get the correct product to work with the issue(s) you are having.
Reputable companies do not sell products labeled as CBD but instead replace it with synthetic marijuana. This has been discovered in 13 States at the time of this writing.
The local retailer of CBD in Victoria, Texas should also be able to show you lab reports and explain why the brand of oil, cream or gummies they are selling you is safe and trustworthy so you know it is safe to put into your body.