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Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol) is non-psychoactive.

It does not make its users “high.” CBD itself is proving one of the most medically important compounds of all time.

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, several studies suggest that CBD effectively counteracts the psychological effects of THC, making it safe for children, pets, and anyone who does not enjoy the “high” associated with cannabis use.


In 2012, the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology published a review of many studies into the benefits of CBD. It found CBD possessing anticonvulsant, antiemetic, antipsychotic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidepressant properties.

People use it to treat:

spasms and so much more.

CBD is able to reduce inflammation, relieving pain at its source, and influence immune response to a myriad of medical conditions. It also regulates the immune system itself, which is vital for optimal health.

In the genes: The key difference between marijuana and hemp

One of the biggest misconceptions about CBD oil is the idea it comes exclusively from marijuana. Although marijuana plants do contain CBD, for it to be legal to grow and extract domestically, the plant it's extracted from is key.

When Congress passed the Agricultural Act of 2014. Better known as the “Farm Bill,” the law opened the door for closely monitored industrial hemp growth on American farms. Growing industrial hemp is significantly different than growing marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. The industrial version of Cannabis sativa contains none of the chemicals that create the traditional “high,” but can instead have high concentrations of cannabidiols and other essential oils.

Because CBD oil comes from industrial hemp plants, CBD extract contains only cannabinoids, terpenes, amino acids and essential oils. Because there is no THC in pure CBD extract, it is legal to buy CBD oil and use it in all 50 states.

From farm to bottle: The importance of buying domestic CBD oil

Growing standards in other countries are not as high as those set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, meaning CBD oils from other parts of the world could come with chemicals you don’t want to consume.

For example: Asian farms often use industrial hemp when rotating crops to refresh the soil.  “Hemp is able to extract heavy metals from the soil in amounts higher than many other agricultural crops.” When the cannabinoids get extracted for CBD oil, the metals come with it – resulting in an impure solution.

Simply put: the best CBD oil comes goes straight from farm to lab right here in the United States. Plants grown in America are subject to higher quality controls, including limiting exposure to pesticides and better growth quality.

Coming from a domestic farm, plants grown for CBD oil extraction has a higher concentration of cannabidiols than those brought in from other parts of the world. Most US companies sources industrial hemp from two states: Colorado and Kentucky. From harvest, plants are loaded onto delivery trucks and are carefully tracked along the way, in accordance with federal standards.

Is CBD oil good for the environment?

CBD oil extractors that source their industrial hemp plants from American farms are dedicated to protecting the environment. While there are downsides to industrial hemp growth, CBD oils sourced direct from American farms are better for the environment than those sourced from outside the country. If you are concerned about responsible farming and being good to the environment, then purchase only CBD oil that is grown and extracted in the United States.

We make sure your plants are not only green in color, but also help keep the environment green without pesticide poisoning or soil stripping.

*****I have made sure that the companies Latimer Chiropractic offers to customers follow these guidelines and are from USA sources. If you are unsure about your products, consider purchasing from our office.