CBD and Hemp-What’s all the fuss? October 14, 2020 (Zoom)

On October 14, from 1:00-2:00, Barbara Collins will present “CBD and Hemp-What’s all the Fuss?”

Do you actually know the difference between cannabinoid, hemp and marijuana? Barb will walk you through the growing and vetting processes of each. Along the way, she will give many examples and common uses. Barbara can be contacted on LinkedIn.com

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Hemp and CBD
By Barbara L Collins, MS
October 14, 2020
This presentation is intended to provide educational information related to CBD history, legal information, potential medical benefits and risks. It is not a recommendation to use Cannabis, CBD or any CBD related product.

If you decide to try CBD, talk with your doctor — if for no other reason than to make sure it won’t affect other medications you are taking.

Review of Corn Zea mays
All corn is derived from this species.

Hemp Cannabis sativa
All hemp is derived from this species.

The difference between Hemp and Marijuana
Hemp (less than 0.3% THC dry weight) vs. Marijuana (greater than 0.3% THC dry weight)
Industrial Hemp crops and uses
Building materials, biofuel, Phytoremediation, textiles, paper

Hemp seed oil comes from cold pressing the seeds of hemp plants.
Food and body care.

History of Cannabis sativa
Indigenous to Central and South Asia
For millennia, the plant has been valued for its use for fiber, rope, food and medicine.
American settlers were required to grow hemp.

During WWII, industrial hemp was grown for the Armed Services.

Marijuana is discussed only to delineate it from hemp.
The 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, the 1970 Controlled Substance Act

Then, in 2018, the Farm Bill removed hemp containing 0.3% or less THC from the Controlled Substances Act and hemp-derived CBD was legalized.

CBD does not fall under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and thus has not undergone those standards.

The Endocannabinoid System is one of the naturally occurring systems of humans.
Phytocannabinoids including CBD are derived from plants. CBD is isolated from the stem, stalk and seeds of hemp plants. CBD oil adds coconut or hemp seed oil. CBD concentration varies from 5-20%.
Baby leaf hemp is being developed at Cornell University and is potentially being used as an edible salad green.

Hemp in the US

Hemp is considered an agricultural crop.
CBD-rich hemp could be worth as much as $10,000 an acre as of 2018.
Illinois allows licensed hemp production (40 per year at $10,000 per license).

Chicago Tribune, July 7, 2020 article.
World statistics: $4 billion –In 2019; Brighton Group estimates of $20 billion by 2025.
Illinois record of $48 million in June, 2020.