Cannabidiol (CBD) is a popular natural substance in this era. As the name indicates, it is a Cannabinoid that comes from the hemp plant. Although it is now partially legal in different states, it has passed through many tests and trials to reach this destination.
Let's talk about the whereabouts of CBD first. This organic product that nature has prepared for us comes from the Cannabis plant and serves us in every aspect of life. Be it sports, work, daily chores, health issues, or whatnot, CBD is there to help us all.
Despite having many benefits, it has been completely banned at a point in all the states. Isn't that surprising? Follow this piece of writing to know all that you need to know about the prior CBD ban.
Components of CBD:
Before we jump into the reasons behind the prior CBD ban, it is important to know all that CBD holds. Being an extract of the Cannabis plant, you can expect it to contain some other Cannabinoids, especially if you are getting full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD.
Let's break down the Cannabis oils into two main categories; THC-dominant and CBD-dominant oils. Both these components differ a lot when it comes to biological effects. However, they are the derivatives of the same plant that is the root of the legality status controversy.
Now it’s time to look at the ground realities of the CBD ban.
Source of CBD:
In light of the above discussion, we can see that the source of CBD has been a great cause of its ban. Wondering why? Marijuana, an illegal substance, also comes from the Cannabis plant. It is illegal because it has a high tendency to make people feel "high." This effect widely interferes with their ability to behave normally in daily life. It is because Marijuana is THC-dominant, and THC is the main psychoactive Cannabinoid.
Let’s look at it from a different angle now. We get Cannabidiol and Marijuana from the same plant. In addition to that, both of these products contain THC. That’s what made the authorities impose a ban on the utilization and farming of CBD.
Improvement in the legal status:
It won't be wrong if we say that the CBD ban was the essence of the illegal status of THC. It was nothing more than the lack of research and ignorance. As the scientists conducted experiments, they found out that CBD contained only trace amounts of THC. This trace amount was not enough to elicit any psychoactive effects in the body.
Moreover, the CBD-based drug "Epidiolex" proved to be an excellent anti-epileptic compound. Studies started showing how CBD can change people's lives without interfering with their daily routine and chores. That's when the tables turned in favor of CBD.
The Farm Bill 2018 was a revolutionary bill for the CBD industry that legalized hemp farming with THC less than 0.3%.
The illegal status of CBD in the first place makes sense as scientists hadn't studied it a lot at that point. However, various studies have proved the effectiveness of CBD by now. So it’s not a sane idea to deprive your markets of such a miraculous product that can make your community more productive.