One important point that needs to be understood is that marijuana also contains nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, that includes the second most abundant cannabinoid, CBD, which is the non-psychoactive part of the marijuana plant. Hemp Hemp is a cannabis plant that is grown for its higher CBD concentration and unlike marijuana, hemp products such as oils and fibers are extracted from the seeds. Another characteristics that separates hemp from marijuana is that hemp only contains trace amounts of THC. While hemp oil will not make you high, it does contain non-psychoactive cannabinoids, one of which is CBD. Industrial Hemp A collective term that is used to describe the hemp plant being grown on a massive scale. The end products from industrial hemp can be used for a variety of applications, including the production of paper or rope and even building construction to name just a few. Industrial hemp is also grown for its high CBD content and the resulting CBD hemp oil is primarily used as a nutritional supplement. Higher concentrations of hemp CBD have the ability to treat major diseases and medical conditions. Cannabis Oil Oils extracted from any type of cannabis plant are known as cannabis oil. There are particular strains of cannabis that are bred just for their high THC levels and others primarily for their cannabidiol content. Before using cannabis oil you should identify your specific requirements and base your purchase on your need for either THC or CBD. Hemp Oil As the name implies, hemp oil is an extract that comes from hemp plants. There are tons of applications for hemp oil, most of which are for external use only. Hemp oil can be found in soaps, hair care products and body lotions too. The hemp seeds that are not extracted into oil are processed into a powder form which are ideal dietary supplements and can be used in combination with food, drinks and as baking ingredients. Marijuana Oil Extracted from cannabis strains that are high in THC, marijuana oil is psychoactive in nature and will deliver a high feeling apart from the other health benefits associated with THC. When buying marijuana oil, be sure to identify the source and if you only want to reap the health benefits of cannabinoids without the high, then hemp oil is best suited for your needs. CBD Oil Cannabidiol oil is essentially extracted from the hemp plant. CBD is non-psychoactive and works opposite to THC. The human body is inherently equipped with an endocannabinoid system; a network of cell receptors that can identify and react to cannabinoids. Unlike 2/3
synthetic medications, our body easily recognizes cannabinoids, thus making it easy for CBD oils to unlock receptors in various parts of the body to induce desired results. CBD oils are extracted from the flowers, stalks, and leaves of the hemp plant. It comes in various forms and can be used both internally and externally. CBD Oil With THC There are also CBD oils that contain small amounts of THC and are mostly refined from the marijuana plant and are predominantly bred for their high CBD levels. As cannabidiol is extracted from all-natural cannabis, it is considered non-toxic and is easily absorbed by the body even in high concentrations. Tags CannabinoidsCannabisCannabis OilCannabis PlantCBDCBD OilHempHemp OilHemp PlantIndustrial HempMarijuanaMarijuana OilPhytocannabinoidTHC 3/3
In this issue of Hydrolife, we cover all of that and more. For leading edge information on the dangers of pesticides in marijuana concentrates, check out Jodi McDonald’s insightful article on page 36. There is a reason why pesticides are measured in parts per trillion, and that’s because they are extremely dangerous to humans. In the meantime, New Brunswick’s Knalysis Technologies has been working hard to develop software that can match the appropriate cannabis strain to specific recognized ailments. It is ground-breaking technology that may take a lot of the guess work out of the equation for people turning to cannabis to address their medical needs. Knalysis’s feature can be found on page 32.
The best part of any industry is the people. The products, innovation, and successes are byproducts of passion, foresight, and dedication. The indoor growing industry is no different. Time and time again, we come across people absolutely dedicated to their hydro shop or line of products, moving forward with enthusiasm and a no-quit attitude. This approach is captured perfectly this month in our Q&A with Dr. Earth’s Milo Shammas. In business for 26 years, Dr. Earth now distributes in every US state and employs 122 people. Of course, Shammas didn’t start out that way. He started the business alone with nothing more than a vision and a goal to make plants grow better. In his words, “I was terrified and had to beg, borrow, and work with what I had. I never expected anything and everything was difficult because it was new and I had no one to help me.” It paid off, and Shammas’s story can serve as an inspiration to anybody in any industry. It was certainly a privilege to connect with him, along with the people at Green Planet, Sundrop Farms, Stretch Tie, and Boveda. They all have inspiring and success stories to share, which we feature in this issue of Industry News.
It is these same people that we are always excited to cross paths with at our newly branded GrowX expos. The team here at Maximum Yield is excited to announce the launch of GrowX, set to get underway in 2017. Along with having a cannabis component, GrowX will feature education, business, and networking components developed to bring the industry together. GrowX will make its debut June 3-4, 2017, at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center. A second show is scheduled to take place at Detroit’s Cobo Center from Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017. We hope to see you there.
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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the compound that makes up the highest percentage of the chemical composition of the Cannabis plant. It is also the Cannabinoid that is responsible for the psychoactive ‘trip” that a user embarks on when using Cannabis recreationally.
CBD is shaping up to be one of the most promising candidates as a therapeutic tool in a broad range of disorders and is breaking ground with research that is set to change the lives of people everywhere.
Studies suggests that CBD oil for seizures may be a legitimate form of treatment for patients who have not responded to traditional forms of medicine.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that CBD is effective for treating Dravet Syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy. Subjects as young as 2.5-years-old saw reduced instances of convulsive seizures after a 14-week trial.
Epilepsy is an extremely complex disorder. The condition occurs due to neuronal mis-firings and abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. This results in the dreaded convulsions that arise with no warning.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.
The endogenous cannabinoid system, named after the plant that led to its discovery, is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.
The endocannabinoid system is a homeostatic regulator of neuronal activity and almost every other physiological system in the body. It has a regulatory role on pain, inflammation, memory, emotion, sleep and metabolic function.
In this issue of Inews, we’re pleased to feature two companies taking advantage of an industry on the verge of major growth. One of our featured companies has been in business for 40 years while the other is a start-up looking to gain traction.
3SI Security built a name for itself protecting financial institutions from thieves intent on stealing their money. As it turns out, the company’s security expertise translates well to the cannabis industry. 3SI Security is a great example of adapting a product or service to a completely new industry.
Conversely, CannaRelief is a start-up company looking to fill a much-needed niche in the cannabis industry. The company is the result of some very forward-thinking people who anticipated the need for their product and bravely moved forward with that idea. Their timing couldn’t have been better.
Finally, Grow Green MI’s Anne Schultz arrived at the MJ Biz Conference and Expo in mid-November in Las Vegas armed with her reporter’s notebook, camera, and outgoing personality to provide us with some great photos and wrap-up of the expo. You can find her story and photos on page __.
Speaking of expos, the team here at Maximum Yield is excited to announce the launch of GROWX, our newly branded series of trade shows set to get underway in 2017. Along with having a cannabis component, GROWX will feature education, business, and networking components developed to bring the industry together. GROWX will make its debut June 3-4, 2017, at San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center. A second show is scheduled to take place at Detroit’s Cobo Center from Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017. Hope to see you there!
It is exciting times, to be sure, and we wish all of you a happy and prosperous new year. As always, thanks for reading Inews and if you have any questions feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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