Where does CBD Oil come from?
Before buying CBD Oil we find it important to inform our clients about the history (origins) of CBD Oil. Because CBD oil is extracted from the marijuana plant there is a lot of confusion about whether CBD oil makes you high, and if CBD oil is legal to use and therefore order it to your home address. Also, it is still unclear if CBD oil can be used as a medicine or cure for certain ailments. For now, CBD oil products are sold as a supplement instead of a medicine despite the huge amounts of positive reviews and recent studies on the use of CBD oil. At CBD Oil Shop we do our best to point out all available information for our clients so you can decide for yourself. Therefore we strongly encourage you to do a little research on CBD oil and just start using it to experience the health benefits yourself.
Although we now know that CBD is one of the molecules found in the active compound of Cannabis, Δ-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol as it is known by scientists contains both THC and CBD molecules that work together to bring about the psychoactive effect (THC) then neutralize it and bring the onset of physical effects such as appetite or couch-lock (CBD).
Thanks to the studies taken place in 1940 at the University of Illinois in the Department of Chemistry, we found out that CBD was a molecule that could be isolated, although at the time the effects of CBD were unknown since the investigators had deemed the substance toxic.
Forward to 1963 where investigators at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem determined the exact structure of Δ-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol and isolated THC for the first time, thus being able to synthesize both molecules, although it took until 1973 to discover the positive effect that CBD had reducing the quantity and frequency of epileptic seizures in animals.
Fast forward now to 1988, scientists discovered the endocannabinoid system and soon after (1990) CBD was discovered to have neuroprotective qualities, this means that the chemical compounds of CBD help reduce the neuro-degenerative secondary effects of ailments like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
CBD is Safe for Everyone
Although there has a large amount of controversy around the use of CBD oil on children. As it were, hemp CBD oil is still considered by the average Joe as medical marihuana, this couldn't be more wrong. Thanks to this inaccurate perception, the use of hemp CBD oil on children suffering from epilepsy has become a topic of taboo, with many parents that don't know any better following along with treatments that are opiate-based and actually dangerous to the child.
The Difference Between CBD and THC
To address the issue of Cannabis oils that may have psychoactive effects (but are totally illegal), there are two big exponents; Rick Simpson Oil, also known as RSO that has a combination of THC and CBD that seeks to take advantage of the "Entourage" effect that was prior discussed.
Another Marijuana oil product that may further confuse the consumer is Hash oil, produced from the crystals (or trichromes) found on Marijuana plants, then concentrated and compressed to make a THC-strong oil (over 30% THC content) that has similar properties as the RSO but just like it, happens to be completely illegal in Europe and somewhat legal in the United States of America depending on the cannabis legalization status valid in the state.
All of our pure CBD oil products are made from fibrous cannabis (hemp) that has a percentage of 0.2% THC, therefore legal in Europe and other parts of the world where THC is illegal. It also contains the highest amount of terpenes and terpenoids that lend other beneficial health effects to our CBD hemp oil.
It is very important to note however, hemp CBD oil is produced from hemp that is naturally low in THC, then when the hemp CBD oil is extracted through the CO2 Supercritical method, this naturally isolates the CBD molecules and the THC content is further reduced in the cannabidiol oil.
Thanks to this, hemp CBD oil is completely legal and safe to consume by anyone, including children, the elderly and small animals without any risk or danger of toxicity or secondary effects that other treatments produce, but it is necessary to point out that CBD oil is NOT a medicine or a medical treatment.
The Endocannabinoid System
After the discovery of the endocannabinoid system back in 1988, scientists also discovered that a large amount of ailments could be treated or aided thanks to the endocannabinoid system achieving balance in the human body. Symptoms like epileptic attacks or deep and degenerative muscle pain could now be dealt with in a safer and healthier way thanks to CBD oil.
It is not a secret that many of the modern ailments that we suffer nowadays are a product of the lack of homeostasis that overall leads to the appearance of symptoms and ailments. This doesn't mean that CBD is a miracle cure, but it helps achieve necessary balance required for the body to take healing measures into its own care.
CBD hemp oil is extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plants bred for their fibers, which has a content of under 0.2% THC per dry mass. This aspect along with the purity and quality of the extraction method allow for microbiologically pure cbd hemp oil that requires no further refinement.
The benefits of working together with hemp farmers and subsequently the laboratories extracting the oil with CO2 supercritical extraction allow for greener, more organic and sustainable production and extraction methods to give our cbd hemp oil the compounds it requires to be a more effective health supplement.
European CO2 Supercritical Extraction, The Purest Choice
The innovations of CO2 supercritical extractions allow our cbd hemp oils and tinctures to be environmentally friendly while maintaining its effectiveness, significantly reducing degradation or contamination in the cbd cannabis oils. This combined with the fact that the hemp is locally sourced also increases the quality of cbd oils and extracts since it requires significantly less handling before it is bottled.
There have been great advances in the production of CBD rich cannabis strains, some are quite famous like "Charlottes Web", although there are some which are less known (although highly valued among growers) such as CBD Therapy by CBD Crew that contains 0.5% THC and 8-10% CBD or the more recent Dinamed from the Spanish seed company Dinafem that has 0.5% THC content as well but up to 14% CBD, which is practically within the realm of hemp.
Because of these developments, it is also possible for CBD concentrates to be extracted from these special plants that are naturally void of THC and rich in the therapeutically important CBD.
CBD hemp oil has found controversial uses in cats and dogs that have been diagnosed with cancer or other degenerative ailments. Although using cbd oil is safe for humans, just like smoking cannabis, animals have different tolerances to cannabinoids, so for instance animals like cats and dogs could potentially die from being exposed to excessive amounts of marijuana smoke, they also need reduced amounts of CBD proportional to their weight and body size.
Also thanks to the extraction method, our cbd oils are naturally void of any THC content, the already low hemp fibers trace amounts of THC are further reduced to create a cbd hemp oil that is safe for children, elderly or adults to consume and legal where applicable.
CBD and America, an Impure Relationship
As a result of Post-War on Drugs legislation around the world, it has been established that the miracle hemp plant that can produce medicine, clothing and even fuel has been deemed illegal in the United States of America, all of the hemp grown for medicinal reasons is in Europe. If you were to buy products from shops in the United States, they would have been imported, and the purity or freshness of the product is not guaranteed.
The extremely low toxicity of cannabidiol oil would require that you consumed several liters of cbd oil before experiencing severe adverse effects, therefore the concern for how much cbd oil is too much should not be a great one. Quality Hemp cbd oil from Europe retains all of its beneficial effects to the endocannabinoid system while having almost no adverse secondary effects.
Although there has been a recent increase in mortality rates of opiate based treatments, cannabidiol remains a safe alternative to help with some of the ailments such as epilepsy. Although it is interesting to note that one of them is totally legal while the other remains illegal in many countries in the world.
The Legal Status of CBD
The long and short of this question is that hemp CBD oil is legal in the states where cannabis has been legalized in the United States of America and is also legal in Europe so long as it is made from hemp or medicinal marijuana that has less than .05% THC.
For all the other states and countries where it is not legal on paper to buy CBD oil over the counter without a prescription or where cannabis has not yet been made federally legal, ordering hemp CBD oil online from outlets like ours that operate in countries where cannabidiol oil is legal would work as a loophole of sorts to acquire hemp CBD oil in countries where medical or recreational marijuana is illegal.
Hemp CBD Oil Around The World
Although many countries still consider hemp CBD oil illegal, there is no actual government body that enforces the prosecution of its use as a health supplement. Either because the legislation present only applies to actual marijuana flower or extracts such as hash or hash oil, CBD oil appears to be a loophole in the system since it does not contain any THC nor does it cause any psychoactive effects.
In countries like Mexico for example where marijuana use has been decriminalized, there is still a need for people to register with health and sanitation authorities in order to be able to consume medical cannabis, with cases that include the use of cannabidiol oils, although it is just as simple to order CBD hemp oil from the United States (because of closeness) or Europe (because of superior quality and better prices) and the oils will arrive without any problems.
If you are still unsure if these rules apply to your country, you can also take a look at our infographic on the legal status of hemp CBD oil around the world. All the knowledge shared in our website is for informational purposes only, we do not hold ourselves responsible for any legal actions taken from advice found on our site.