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Everything about CBD

The history of cannabis

Hemp also called cannabis is used since the night of time in different parts of the world. It grows especially in tropical areas, or in mountain areas. It is used at the base for its solid textile fibres as well as for food but also for its therapeutic virtues.

Hemp is a plant used for millennia for its resistant fibres. It appears that its primary function was to be used to manufacture textiles. Whether it's clothes, various fabrics or sails and ropes for ships, men have always been able to take advantage of the hemp properties.

As for the medical use of cannabis, it is mentioned for the first time in 2700 BC in the large herbarium of the Chinese botanist emperor Shen-Nung. He was also present in Indian medicine that prescribed cannabis to stimulate appetite, fight insomnia and pain, treat tuberculosis, dysentery, pertussis and venereal diseases. Its use in Europe is less common and it will have to wait until the nineteenth century to see the first real research on this cannabis.

Indeed, it will be necessary to wait for the middle of the 20th century to rediscover the benefits of the hemp thanks to Roger Adams, a former Harvard student who will be able to isolate the CBD molecule. Then it was in 1963 that Raphael Mechoulam was able to determine the molecular structure of the CBD and concluded that he was not a toxic psychoactive.

It is thanks to these discoveries that the difference between THC, psychotropic causing cognitive disorders and CBD, not psychotropic with multiple benefits will be established.

The differences between THC and CBD

Cannabis is a very controversial plant but above all unknown. It is therefore a matter of clarifying the situation. THC and CBD are two molecules from hemp: tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol. Although from the same plant, these molecules do not have the same effects and properties.

THC is an active substance known for its psychotropic effects. It helps to change consumer consciousness and causes addiction. Its consumption can also lead to anxiety or paranoia.

The CBD is very different. It is a product that has many benefits. It helps the body manage stress and anxiety, regulates sleep disorders and effectively acts on epilepsy. It also has anti-inflammatory, pain, and antioxidant properties. It does not cause accustomance or side effects.

It is also important to note that to date THC is a risk to your health and is strictly illegal, unlike CBD, which is a well-being product and quite legal.

Legislation on THC and CBD

THC is strictly prohibited in any form while CBD is totally legal.

For a long time the hemp has suffered the consequences of unclear and not well defined legislation. Indeed, no text allowed or prohibited the use of CBD well-being. The situation was further clarified by the European Union Court of Justice which confirmed the legal character of CBD in all its forms. A decree has been put in place to ban the sale of flowers and the smoking of them, but it was then suspended by the state council.

THC traces can be found in some CBD products, including flowers or products based on CBD Full Spectrum. The THC content allowed in CBD products must not exceed 0.3%. This THC rate must be analyzed and certified by independent and specialized European laboratories.

CBD legal in France

CBD is considered a new food, according to the European Commission. Based on article R 5132-86 of the Public Health Code (CSP), the CBD is not considered as a narcotic if its THC rate is less than 0.3% and is derived from a hemp plant of the sativa L family.. The consumption, culture and sale of sativa hemp L. is quite legal in France. This variety of hemp has a THC rate of less than 0.3% and has no risk of dependency. All CBD-based products are controlled by independent and specialized laboratories. They are validated by a certification confirming its THC content.