What is Hemp, and How Does it Help Horses?
Hemp Contains CBD.
What is CBD?
-The hemp plant is member of the Cannabaceae family.
-Hemp is a medicine, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
How does Hemp Benefit Horses?
-Anti-inflammatory (Watch a slow, yet informative video about inflammation.)
-Pain reliever (Read how hemp works on chronic back pain.)
-Inhibits Anxiety and produces a calming effect.
-Conclusive studies show that hemp can replace numerous, current drugs on the market at a fraction of the environmental impact and at a fraction of the cost. (Click here to view studies done regarding hemp.)
Here Are Some Facts About Hemp and CBD:
-CBD comes from cannabis plants.
-Cannabis grows as two, different forms.
-One form of the cannabis plant, referred to as “marijuana,” is psychoactive, because it contains the chemical compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, for short).
-The other form of the cannabis plant, which is referred to as, “hemp,” is not psychoactive, because it contains such small amounts of TCH that the psychoactive properties are non-existent.
-Cannabidiol has as being used medicinally as far back as 400 A.D. (Historical timeline of marijuana.)
-Utah was the first state to legalize cannabidiol intended for human, medicinal use on March 25, 2014.
More to come with future posts.