Not so long ago, having any form of hemp product for personal use was a questionable act anywhere in the U.S. But as various hemp products produced for human consumption arise, more and more people are discovering the amazing benefits of using CBD/Hemp Extract products for everyday health. Not only are people getting relief from minor ailments, but even for more extreme conditions from epilepsy to cancer.
You’ve probably seen CBD stores popping up everywhere, and if you’ve visited any of them you know the prices are high! With the passing of the Farm Bill in December of 2018, CBD products derived from industrial hemp and grown under proper guidelines are federally legal in all 50 states. So what is the fuss about?
The Farm Bill ensures that any cannabinoid—a set of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant—that is derived from hemp will be legal, if and only if that hemp is produced in a manner consistent with the Farm Bill, associated federal regulations, association state regulations, and by a licensed grower. – cited from The Brookings Institue article found here
Cannabidiol or CBD, found in both marijuana and its cousin, industrial hemp. However, Industrial Hemp naturally contains very low levels of THC, which produces the ‘high’. CBD oil that comes from legal industrial hemp is less than 0.3% THC, which is the component in the cannabis plant.
The Three Types of CBD Hemp Extracts
It is also quite notable that there are three distinct types of CBD from Hemp Extract.
- Full Spectrum
- Broad Spectrum
- CBD Isolate
At Healthy Steps, we’ve chosen to carry both Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD Products.
The reason being is that Full Spectrum CBD products will produce the most significant health benefit while containing only trace amounts of THC. See an example here.
Broad Spectrum CBD Products will have almost all the benefits of Full Spectrum yet offer a completely THC free product. See a Broad Spectrum CBD Product here.