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CBD, Hemp & Cannabis – What’s the Difference?

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With all of the hype of CBD, THC and Hemp / Hempseed Oil, it is important to understand the difference between these parts of the hemp plant and how they are used.  Not sure on these acronyms?  Read more to learn!

THC vs.  CBD

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Both THC and CBD influence our endocannabinoid system, yet both have a differing effect.

Let us start with THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the compound found in the cannabis sativa plant (marijuana) with psychotropic (feeling high, paranoid, euphoria, pain relief) properties.

On the other hand, CBD has quite the opposite effect than THC.  Primarily used for inflammation, aches, and pains, reducing nausea and anxiety.  CBD is considered safe to use for nearly everyone, including pregnant moms, children, and pets.  Most CBD is less than 0.3% THC which is currently under the legal limit.

What is cannabis?

Cannabis refers to three parts of the cannabis plant; Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis.  There are over 120 cannabinoids in the cannabis plants, however, experts are familiar with two of them (THC and CBD).

There are three main parts of the plants that are used for cannabis products, the flower, the resin, and the oil.

What is Hemp?

Hemp is a strain from the cannabis sativa plant, which produces higher levels of CBD than THC.  Most people know hemp is associated with marijuana, but don’t completely understand the relationship between the two substances.

The confusion is derived from the fact that hemp and marijuana are both plants in the same Genus called Cannabis.  As stated above, there are 3 different types of plants in that Genus, each with different properties and producing differing amounts of cannabinoids.  Hemp typically means a Cannabis cultivar that produces little to no THC.

Hemp is grown for use in other products including paper, rope, clothing, even cereal and vitamin supplements.

Hempseed Oil

What is Hempseed Oil?

Hempseed Oil is another hemp product that is used in the cosmetic and food industry and will have little to no THC or CBD. (less than 0.3%).  By cold pressing the hemp seeds after a cleaning that removes nearly all the THC and CBD, we are left with a beautiful dark green oil that is high in omega fatty acids and contains anti-inflammatory properties.

What is Hash Oil?

Hash Oil is an oil obtained from the Cannabis plant that will contain THC.  It is obtained by cold pressing the flowers (not the seeds).  This resin is high in THC levels, generally higher levels than marijuana leaves and parts.

WHAT HAS CHANGED:

With the increased demand for medical marijuana most agricultural companies are now breeding their plants to have high concentrations of THC.  What this means for the consumer/user is stronger levels of marijuana than they may have used before.  Studies completed by the American Chemical Society have found that in the 1970’s a typical marijuana joint contained 10% THC, whereas today we are finding upwards of 30%.

In addition, the increased in popularity without strong regulation has increased the market potential of both the flower and ingestible oils.  Gas stations and smoke shops, for example, across the country are selling non-compliant flowers, THC and CBD products.

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WHAT IS NEXT:

Finding the balance and educate educate educate!  There are so many health and wellness benefits to the use of CBD and low dose THC (less than 0.3% is legal in the United States) such as replacement of anxiety, opiates and other pain medications.  Continued regulation is needed for this growing industry so we can continue to offer a stellar quality product that works.

 

 

For more information, please contact Jena Thompson at jena@daisybluenaturals.com or visit our website at www.daisybluenaturals.com
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Fighting Through Cancer ~ Product Testimonials from Survivors

We shouldn’t have to create products to help women and men going through cancer treatments, however, we still have the need for natural options for them during this time of need.
Instead of telling you what we think works great, we asked a few of our customers who have gone through or are experiencing chemo and radiation what products worked well for them.
Here are their testimonials.

“I was introduced to the Daisy Blue products in November of 2003. I absolutely fell in love with them and gave them to everyone at Christmas time. In January of 2004, I was diagnosed with stage 2 Breast Cancer. I had surgery and they (Daisy Blue Naturals) gave me their products to use. Knowing what I knew then about Daisy Blue Products I decided to use them and see what would work for me. I used the Sleep Easy Pillow Mist spray for my pillow to calm me down when sleeping. I remember each night rubbing my feet with Peppermint Foot Butter which really made for a great night’s sleep! I know peppermint keeps you awake, but it did the opposite for me. I used the Shea Butter Healing Balm for my breast scars. I used Lavender Soap and the Lavender Lotion after my shower to calm me down and help heal my skin. I also always had a bad sinus situation, so I was using the three oils (Peppermint, Tea Tree, & Lavender) to keep that open. I do not suggest you use it under your tongue but that’s what I did, and it worked well for me. I used to get lots of cold sores for years due to stress so I used the Tea Tree Lip Balm!!! I could not have done without that fabulous product!!!
While I was doing Chemo, I had got an eye infection which I put a drop of Tea Tree oil on my finger and lightly put it on the infection. Worked like a charm. My eye doctor said Tea Tree works well for that, but it must be the right formula. I showed him the bottle and he said well the infection is gone so it did work. I wish I would have had the makeup at that time!!! I am so lucky I found Jena and this wonderful Company. I believe Jesus sent her to me!!! This product has always made me feel safe that what I was using on my skin would not hurt me.

Love Daisy Blue Naturals!!!”

Carol

 

“I have been using Daisy Blue products for years but especially became helpful when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I love the Sleep Easy Pillow Mist and I use the Natural Deodorant Cream daily.
Since having cancer, I have also had several pain-related issues that Hemp and Copaiba Oil have helped to alleviate; joint pain, muscle pain, headaches, and multiple other symptoms.
After radiation treatments, my skin was very dry and tender, and I have used many of the body lotions including the healing Marigold Lotion and the body butters and creams to help replenish the skin back to its normal texture and softness.

I love Daisy Blue because I know I can trust that the ingredients are safe and will not cause cancer to return.”

Ronda

 

 

“I am currently going through chemo and radiation, and when my oncologist recommended VaniCream, I knew there was a better option with Daisy Blue Naturals. It is upsetting that a product that has petroleum in it, as well as artificial preservatives, is even recommended to cancer patients!

The Hemp & Copaiba Salve and Oil have been my saving grace. Pain control, healing any redness and burns, and more. This is the only product I recommend to anyone dealing with cancer.

Thank you for providing a natural option in a world full of unhealthy ones.”

Maizy