As a self-professed hippie dippy flower child who believes nature is beautiful and bountiful, I have long been familiar with hemp as a sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and efficient building material, plastic composite, fabric and textile, and of course, who didn’t have several hemp beaded necklaces as a teenager? Hemp is also a complete plant-based protein beloved by vegans, packing all the essential amino acids — omega-3s, omega-6s, and gamma-linolenic acid — in addition to iron and magnesium. Hemp oil and extract, on the other hand, has been more elusive to me; especially with how the media has distorted its narrative.
By now most of us have heard the stories about children who suffer from epilepsy and other seizure disorders experiencing relief with the use of Cannabidiol. These stories began to circulate more around the time Colorado ended its prohibition on marijuana and have only gained momentum since, particularly because only the few who live in certain areas of the country have been able to access this all-natural plant-derived supplement while the many are forced to go without due to drug enforcement laws and what constitutes a “drug” in the eyes of that state.
In 2013, the legalization of marijuana in the state of Colorado also opened the door for hemp farmers. That is when the Stanley Brothers began to manufacture Charlotte’s Web™, a high Cannabidiol (CBD) hemp extract originally only available through the nonprofit organization the Realm of Caring. While the Stanley Brothers were able to get their product into the hands of people who needed it, how they did it — through Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program — is what lead to the misinformation and confusion regarding what hemp oil is and how it is being used.
In January 2014, Colorado finally enacted its Industrial Hemp Act that allowed for Charlotte’s Web™ to be cultivated and manufactured under Colorado’s Industrial Hemp Regulatory Program where it belonged. Recognized as an industrial hemp product by the federal government due to its incredibly low THC content (less than 0.3% so no, it won’t get you high) Charlotte’s Web™ now has wider availability than ever through CW Botanicals.
Yes, this is the same Charlotte’s Web™ you might have seen on the “Growing Hope” episode of Dateline earlier this month.
CBD hemp oil has seen therapeutic success other than in pediatric epilepsy and seizure disorders. Studies on CBD show that it has promising health and wellness benefits for an array of different conditions, including PMS, allergies, anxiety, stress, eczema, mood disorders, and autism. CBD is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that can reduce nausea and vomiting.
As someone who lives with clinical depression that causes regular sleep instability, having access to CBD hemp oil is an invaluable source of relief. A dropper full (30-40 drops) of the mint chocolate flavored 500mg CBD Hemp Extract in MCT (a highly refined coconut oil) added to tea before bed can make all the difference in achieving real, restful sleep that lasts all night, rather than just a few hours of interrupted sleep that can come in the midst of a depressive episode, without waking up feeling groggy. Plus, it tastes delicious, like a cool peppermint paddy candy!
CW Botanicals has already proven itself to be a premium brand with the heart to help people supplement their wellness. You can score 30% off Charlotte’s Web™ Mint Chocolate MCT Oil Hemp Extract (limit 2 per order) with promo coupon code CW2015, valid until July 10, 2015.
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CW Botanicals is the only hemp oil derived exclusively from Charlotte’s Web™. CW Botanicals is the exclusive provider of premium Charlotte’s Web™ products made from our proprietary hemp genetics, grown internationally as well as in Colorado. Our products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CW Botanicals. The opinions and text are all mine.