The CBD boom has virtually overtaken the health and beauty market, with plenty of innovative products hitting the shelves every day. Whether you're using CBD arthritis cream, CBD oils, or CBD-infused beauty products, you can now send and receive them legally via the U.S. Postal Service.
Many reputable CBD companies are now selling their products nationally, although international laws and policies still limit them. This provides consumers with plenty of ethically sourced and properly regulated options when they want to shop online for the best hemp oil for pain.
The 2018 Farm Bill
In 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act, also known colloquially as "The Farm Bill," was signed into law by President Trump. The bill officially legalized hemp and hemp products and removed it from the DEA's Schedule I drug classification. Previously, hemp had been in the same drug classification as heroin, LSD, and methamphetamines since the Controlled Substances Act was signed into law in 1970 by President Nixon.
While cannabis remains a Schedule I drug because of the amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) it contains, hemp only contains .03% of THC, which is not enough to have any hypnotic effects on consumers. CBD is derived from hemp, meaning pure CBD, not a mixture of hemp and cannabis oil, will not get a consumer "high."
Hemp vs. Cannabis
Some species of plants have both a female and male plant, and the cannabis species is one of them. The female plant is cannabis, and she produces the flowers that contain THC, which is used to achieve hypnotropic effects.
The male plant is called the hemp plant, and he contains a very minimal amount of THC. The hemp plant is rich in the cannabinoid called cannabidiol, or CBD. The fibers of the hemp plant are also used to produce products such as clothing, rope, paper, hempcrete, and even the bodies of cars.
The CBD produced from the hemp plant accesses the CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system in the body. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for a variety of processes within the body, including stress regulation, appetite, and sleep. The CB2 receptors are linked with the reduction of stress chemicals in the muscles of the body, lowering inflammation, a primary cause of many health-related issues.
CBD Product Boom
Because of the link of CBD products with lowered inflammation, the number of products on the market have ranged from oils and creams to makeup and body products to CBD-infused foods. Many people have seen a significant reduction in pain and inflammation related to injuries, arthritis, and chronic pain. Topical, transdermal CBD products, including CBD arthritis cream and CBD patches, have seen particular success in helping relieve pain and swelling associated with soft tissue inflammation.
Internally, CBD also lowers inflammation, which has been definitively linked with a variety of autoimmune diseases and degenerative health issues. Autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's Disease, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and psoriasis are all linked with chronic inflammation in the body. Depression, anxiety, and chronic fatigue have also been linked to inflammation.
Perhaps one of the most surprising recent discoveries about inflammation is its link to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, schizophrenia, and dementia. CBD has been shown in several studies to lower or even eliminate the symptoms of many of these chronic health issues. This has made CBD one of the most promising breakthroughs for the treatment of these diseases without the use of highly addictive painkillers or pharmaceutical products with serious side effects. In fact, the prevalence of side effects from CBD products is very low, or extremely minimal in their presentations.
CBD is also popular in beauty and body products because of its ability to lower inflammation in the skin. People who suffer from conditions such as rosacea, eczema, cold sores, and acne have seen enormous benefits from their use of CBD products.
The legality of mailing CBD products through the U.S. mail has promoted a fair market trade on products that are enormously beneficial to our health. As more CBD products are introduced, they will now be legally accessible to people all over the country.