How hemp is changing the wellness industry

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Cannabis compounds found in hemp are revolutionizing health and wellness

30 years ago, if someone said they consumed cannabis to have a healthier lifestyle, they would have become the subject of an endless line of jokes. Fortunately, the stigma surrounding cannabis, hemp and marijuana is changing and, apart from a growing number of benefits to combat range of ailments, cannabis is also now being shown to be a fundamental ingredient in health and wellness.

According to Alexia Inge, one of the founders of the Cult Beauty website, “The human body has an incredible biological affinity to [hemp].” That assertion is supported by the fact that the market for cannabidiol (CBD) is going to hit $2 billion by 2021, and most of that is going to come from wellness and cosmetic products.

It’s important to understand the distinction between hemp and marijuana. Marijuana has high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabis compound that offers the psychoactive component. Hemp, on the other hand, has only an extremely limited amount, meaning that it’s possible to receive the benefits offered by CBD and other cannabis compounds without having to worry about getting “high.”

With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, there is now more emphasis being placed on hemp. This is leading to an entirely new industry of products, from mascaras to cannabis-infused waters. CBD provides a number of positive traits, including anti-inflammatories and pain relief, which help improve the overall state of a person’s wellbeing.

It’s only a matter of time before hemp-derived products are found on virtually every shelf of every kind of store across the country and across the globe. Cannabis is proving itself to be an important part of many aspects of our everyday lives and this trend is only going to continue as more is uncovered about Mother Nature’s wonder drug.