What is Hemp, and How Does it Help Horses?

Hemp Contains CBD.   

What is CBD?

-CBD is short for cannabidiol, a chemical compound in the hemp plant.

-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.