CBD oil is oil which contains CBD (Cannabinol) which is found in some cannabinoids in the hemp plant. CBD has been found to have numerous properties which can benefit health and so there is CBN Oil For Stress which gives relief to people suffering from stress, anxiety or other stress-related problems. There is also CBD oil for sleep which helps people with insomnia, to sleep easier. CBD is not just present in some oils though as there are also creams which contain CBD like a CBD cream for relief from joint or muscle pains.

Hemp which since the 20th century has also been known as marijuana, cannabis or even weed, was previously only known as hemp which has been shown to have been used as long ago as 2000BC by the Ancient Egyptians for health purposes. Throughout the 4000 years since then, most civilizations around the world had also used it for health benefits. It was in the 20th century though that it became a banned substance due to its excessive use for purposes other than health benefits.

Throughout history, although hemp had been used because of its beneficial health properties, its use was associated with side effects which included the creation of a ‘high’ and possible addiction. It was its use to produce a high which ultimately led to hemp being banned in most countries around the world leading to many countries even banning it from being grown. So, if marijuana was banned and CBD comes from marijuana, what has changed?

The change has occurred because scientists were able to discern that the health benefits marijuana provided were due to its cannabinoids which contained CBD and its adverse effects were due to its cannabinoids which contained THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). This followed by them later being able to distinguish between the two types of cannabinoids and eventually even being able to segregate them. Once segregated the CBD could then be used without the risk of adverse side-effects which the THC offered.

Since this breakthrough in medical science, researchers are now trying to find other health benefits CBD may offer, including perhaps some relief for cancer patients. Of course, in order to use CBD without any side effects, the CBD has to be segregated from the THC and so other researchers are trying to develop a strain of marijuana which contains no THC, allowing the less complicated use of the plant for beneficial purposes only.

If this breakthrough results in marijuana once again being legal to grow throughout the world, it could have benefits which help more than humans with health problems as it could potentially help the planet itself. Global warming has in part been blamed on increasing deforestation and much of that deforestation occurs due to the number of paper products produced each year. The pulp of hemp, however, could effectively replace paper for many of these products and as hemp can be replaced in just 6 months, deforestation could be reduced across the planet and the health of the planet improve due to it.