Since 2018, when hemp was legalized, cannabinoid products have been widely embraced for their many benefits
The budding industrial hemp industry, currently valued at an estimated $4.7 billion, is expected to be worth $14.6 billion by 2026.
Hemp has come a long way since being federally legalized by the Farm Bill of 2018. In just a few years, the market has expanded beyond CBD, with CBN, CBG, Delta-8, and other cannabinoids becoming more and more popular for the great benefits they can confer.
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Hemp Versus Marijuana: It’s All Cannabis
Hemp and marijuana are both forms of cannabis, and they contain many of the same cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds.
The main difference is their Delta-9 THC content. Hemp contains less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC, which means that it’s federally legal. Marijuana contains more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC, which means that it’s federally illegal. Although hemp has little THC, it does contain high quantities of CBD.
Hemp products have also begun to include a newly promoted and legalized THC called Delta‑8, the effects of which are similar to but milder than those of Delta-9 THC. Delta-8 THC provides the same medical benefits as Delta-9 THC but has more soothing intoxicative effects.
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History of Hemp
First cultivated as early as ten thousand years ago, hemp has been used to make things like clothing, paper, rope, food, building materials, and beauty products. It’s also valued for its medicinal uses.
Although hemp had been widely used in America ever since colonial days, in 1937 Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act to impose taxes and regulations on hemp production. A few decades later, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 made all varieties of cannabis illegal to cultivate or sell. This finally changed in 2018 with the passage of the Agricultural Improvement Act, also called the Farm Bill, in consequence of which hemp is no longer classified by the federal government as a controlled substance.
The new law also legalizes hemp and hemp-derived products, including hemp-derived CBD. But marijuana-derived CBD — which has the same molecular structure — is nonetheless still classified as a controlled substance so it’s still illegal.
Benefits of Hemp
Since hemp was federally legalized, there have been major advances in unlocking the potential of cannabinoids to treat common ailments. In fact, after concluding that CBD is extremely effective in preventing seizures, in 2018 the FDA approved a drug containing CBD to treat two rare forms of epilepsy.
Since then, the ability of CBD to ease inflammation, stress, pain, and other ailments has been supported by a flood of anecdotal evidence and official research. We expect to see even more research about CBD and even more growth of CBD businesses around the country.
As we learn more about the benefits and uses of other cannabinoids, like CBG, CBN, and Delta-8 THC, it has become clear that CBD is only the beginning.
Crescent Canna Hemp Products
Crescent Canna sells a variety of hemp products containing hemp-derived cannabinoids. The organic CBD isolate that we use to make our products is over 99% pure. Our full-spectrum CBD products contain organic CBD, CBG, and CBN extracts.
CBD + CBN + CBG
CBD + CBN + CBG
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I use this product to assist in management of arthritis pain. The full dose was very effective and lasted quite a while while I waited for pain meds to kick in.
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