In looking forward, in order to produce enough cannabinoids and especially the beneficial Cannabidoil (CBD) – we should mention that this requires a resurgence of the large-scale cultivation of industrial hemp http://photos.denverpost.com/2013/04/20/video-what-is-hemp-rope-soap-colorados-ag-future/.
This versatile, ecologically sustainable plant with over 50,000 known uses for industrial application includes everything from hemp clothes, hemp based cosmetics and foods, to bio-plastics, hemp construction materials and hemp-based bio-fuels. See: http://www.jackherer.com/thebook/.
Practically speaking, CBD, or what Robert Louis Stevenson called the “golden oil” is but a by-product of the non-psychoactive hemp plant. Most hemp is grown for industrial uses other than for obtaining CBD– for now… If the hemp plant has not already done enough for us by providing health and wellness benefits from CBD and other cannabinoids, it may also help us rid our society of the persistent problems of carbon-based pollution. Hemp sequesters carbon and our company has a carbon-negative profile! More on Robert Lewis Stevenson: http://www.robert-louis-stevenson.org/
Hemp may give rise to a healthier, sustainable, renewable based organic life-support system for our planet, which our children and grand-children may enjoy!
Health and Wellness
Fortunately for seekers of good health and wellness, one can now buy a hemp-based CBD series of products. Over time, as the health benefits of CBD become better understood, the huge market potential for CBD foods and supplements will be recognized.
Before long, there will be a plethora of food products natural in CBD that will essentially create a new food sector legitimately called “true health food”. These products may supplant products currently found in natural foods stores (reference: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/04/25/high-on-health-cbd-in-the-food-supply/).
Don’t be surprised that in a few short years one will be hearing doctors (not just cannabis physicians) advising their patients to “exercise and get your CBD daily”.
“CBD-enriched health foods, tinctures and oils are the next revolution in food and medicine” – so says Reality Sandwich author Allan Badiner http://www.realitysandwich.com/high_health_cbd_food_supply.
CBD = Cannabidiol
There currently is an explosion of entrepreneurial activity and creativity around making up for lost time with CBD. LA-based cannabis physician Allan Frankel explains: “up until this past year it was nearly impossible to help patients using CBD. Cannabis growers were focused on the ‘stoniest’ weed’, hence CBD, which is non-psychoactive and mitigates the effect of THC, was nearly lost in this community”. Source: http://www.realitysandwich.com/high_health_cbd_food_supply .
Our experts are still in the early stages of understanding the synergistic effects of all the extracts from the hemp plant that are known today. More and more extracts are being found each year with now over 400 cannabiniods being listed http://dixiebotanicals.com/about/hemp-history/ .
The overall, combined effect of certain cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavenoids and perhaps another 200 molecules – all working together and carefully balanced (as in nature) produces what Dr Ethan Russo calls an “Entourage Effect”. More: http://cannabisclinicians.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/OS-2011-Terpenes+Minor-CBs.pdf.