Most of the CBD that you will buy comes from the industrial hemp plant – industrial hemp is actually a strain of cannabis sativa, but since the THC content is so low, it’s not classified as such and therefore isn’t shackled by restrictions like marijuana otherwise is. Hemp has been used by civilizations for millenniums, primarily as a strong fabric used to make clothing, ropes and more. A versatile plant, hemp was also present in the food chain until the late 1930s when it was used in animal feed. The hemp plant is very rich in CBD and contains only traces of THC. Hemp is at its most popular in the United States, with the country being the largest importer of the plant in the world.
** A message from UNITE HERE: We’ve all heard President Trump repeatedly speak about a need to bring drug prices “way down.” And 77% of Americans agree that prescription drug costs are unreasonable. Trump also has gone on record saying that drug companies are “getting away with murder” – a point 73% of Americans agree with, saying drug companies make too much profit. Yet, Trump recently nominated drug company executive Alex Azar to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Azar's appointment would contradict Trump’s pledge to “drain the swamp” and change Washington .’s pay-to-play atmosphere, where a revolving door shifts federal regulators to high-ranking corporate execs, and back into government positions. Alex Azar’s past as a pharma profiteer disqualifies him from DHHS. To learn more about Azar the Price Gouging Czar, check out this website, including a white paper examining his time at Eli Lilly. **