While a specific date is impossible to pin down, first medicinal usage in China is estimated to be in the neighborhood of 2700 BC. Cannabis is believed to have first arrived in the Americas in 1545 AD courtesy of the Spanish.
What are some applications for cannabis?dkutcher2019-03-28T15:57:09+00:00
While cannabis is often viewed as a recreational lifestyle item, there are many other applications including in the pharmaceutical market, as an additive to food and beverages, and for health and wellness products for not only humans but animals as well.
In which countries is cannabis legal?dkutcher2019-03-28T15:57:40+00:00
Currently, Canada and Uruguay are the only two countries with full federal legalization. Several other countries such as Colombia, Mexico, and Australia have legalized marijuana for medicinal usage. In the United States, marijuana legalization has remained elusive at the federal level. However recreational marijuana is legal in 10 states while medical marijuana is legal in 33.
I see the term “CBD” being referenced a lot. What is it?dkutcher2019-03-28T15:57:58+00:00
CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is a compound (one of >80 phytocannabinoids) found in the flower of the cannabis plant (either hemp or marijuana). CBD is believed to have non-addictive therapeutic benefits from both a medical and wellness standpoint with much of the research still in early stages.
How is CBD different from THC?dkutcher2019-03-28T15:58:16+00:00
The short answer is “no”. Both are derivations of the Cannabis Sativa family but the anatomy, composition and use cases are different. Hemp contains <0.3% THC while Marijuana has abundant levels of THC with concentrations ranging from 15% – 40%.
How big is the cannabis industry and how large can it get?dkutcher2019-03-28T15:58:56+00:00