Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical compound found in cannabis, which includes both hemp and marijuana. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from these plants, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. CBD can be effective therapeutically when ingested internally or applied topically. It has a wide spectrum of uses in the medical field for relieving anxiety, sleeplessness, stress, joint pain, and a variety of inflammatory issues.
CBD Oil is legal in Virginia and is rapidly gaining popularity. To help us navigate this complex issue, moderator Kirk Schroder, Food Advocate for Ellwood Thompson’s has curated an expert panel of Virginia legislators who are taking important roles in shaping the future of CBD and hemp products and their potential uses in Virginia:
Purchase your ticket HERE to join us for a dynamic conversation and the opportunity to speak directly to the experts, legislators, and policy makers themselves. Leave with a greater understanding for the potential of CBD and expanded hemp use in Virginia!
So, what is hemp CBD? And what exactly is there to know? We recognize the need for information, clarification and education on the subject, so we’re excited to invite Brett Naylor of CV Sciences to share this knowledge to our community.
In this informative lecture, you will:
About the Instructor
Hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, has been receiving a lot of attention for its benefits on human health. Hemp CBD supplements are even being recognized amongst the medical community as a key supplement to improve quality of life. However, even with its growing popularity, there are many who are still not entirely familiar with it and even hesitant to approach the subject.
Brett has been in the Nutritional Products world for fifteen years and has worked with companies producing everything from Acaí to Maté to Plant Stem Cells. Many companies he’s worked with have been Certified Fair Trade, Organic, B Corporations or small family herb farms with the pinnacle of business ethics, so he’s has enjoyed being around the best!
As it pertains to Hemp, Brett has worked with Manitoba Harvest as well as Nutiva years before CBD was even in the conversation, so he is well aquainted with hemp, stanards, growing practices, and beyond. He has been involved with CV Sciences +CBD Oil for three years as their exclusive Mid-Atlantic Broker. In that time, he has received an extensive education on the science and efficacy of their products, the Hemp Industry in general, and maintained up-to-date on all knowledge regarding the legal affairs via their management and Medical Advisory Board. Brett regularly presents both industry and consumer-facing educational seminars such as this one and is passionate about being a resource to our store, leadership, and our community!
CBD oil: there is a lot of confusion surrounding its legality, not to mention what exactly it is. To provide some clarification, Ellwood Thompson’s held a panel discussion to clear up the truth about some ambiguous laws, and address the controversy that surrounds hemp-derived CBD oil.
During the panel, Amatucci described industrial hemp production as a great “economic opportunity” and said he is ready to “take it to the next level.”
In order to understand CBD oil and the discussions around it, though, it is first important to know the difference between hemp-derived and marijuana-derived products. Both hemp and marijuana are types of cannabis plant; however, hemp has a lower concentration of THC (the psychoactive chemical) and higher concentrations of the non-psychoactive chemical cannabidiol (CBD). To be clear: you cannot get high from CBD alone.
Freitas has been working for the past three years to pass hemp legislation in the Virginia General Assembly. This year he sponsored two pieces of related legislation, HB 2346 and HB 1839 .
According to Freitas, this puts Virginia producers at a significant “economic disadvantage.”