What’s the Buzz? (Part 1)

I would like to share my research and thoughts in regards to determining the differences between each, cannabis a/k/a marijuana (street term), CBD (cannabinoid) and hemp. I decided to do the research for my own benefit and probably because I was a skeptic at first, and now want to share with my readers. I hope you find this blog useful. Any products or items listed on here I have researched and I will try to list only a few of the top rated products for the convenience of my readers.

Some of us have heard about the benefits and uses, some are curious and some are still not convinced (like my mom), which is what encouraged me to write this blog. I was raised and taught that marijuana is a bad awful drug and like my parents, and so many others were raised that way also. But now we are finding health benefits and many other uses of cannabis, hemp, and CBD that existed for all of those years. Hopefully, we can learn on our own and take a hold of our own health and not the government illegalizing our own earth products that benefit our health. I have taken the leap to test and research hopefully to convince others (and my mom) to also research to find it’s not so awful and of all the ways it could potentially benefit your health.

Understanding CBD CANNABIS OIL and HEMP SEED OIL

Understanding the difference and where it comes from between hemp, CBD, and cannabis can get confusing. This is a short version, but should give you a better idea.

CBD is typically extracted from the hemp plant or from the cannabis marijuana plant. CBD oil is made from the whole hemp and cannabis plant. CBD hemp oil is not the same as the medicinal beneficial CBD oil. They both have different health benefits.

Hemp is a cannabis plant, different strains. The stems, seeds and stalk are usually used to make fabric or rope and seeds only are used to make hemp oil. Hemp seed oil is made only by pressed seeds, does not contain CBD or THC (the ingredient that makes you feel high).

The CBD hemp oil is extracted from the mature hemp plant using a variety parts of the hemp plant, it has very low THC (below .03%) and high amounts of CBD. Hemp seed oil, CBD oil and CBD hemp oil for the sake of it, have different benefits and purposes.

Cannabis a/k/a marijuana contains both CBD and THC.

THE HEMP PLANT AND MARIJUANA PLANT

Basically the hemp plant which is a cannabis sativa plant contains little or no amounts of THC and higher amounts of CBD, whereas, a marijuana/cannabis Indica plant has more THC and less CBD. There are many different strains of the hemp plant and there are basically two strains of cannabis, sativa and indica but many different hybrids come from those types. The CBD derived from the marijuana plant is said to be more powerful than that derived from the hemp plant. Although both have many uses and benefits. Not all oils sold are tested for purity so be sure to buy from a reputable company.

“Sativa strains are typically taller, loosely branched and have long, narrow leaves. They are usually grown outdoors and can reach heights of up to 20 feet. Sativa plants typically have higher concentration of CBD enzymes, essentially causing no mind-altering effect.”

“Indica strains are shorter, densely branched and have wider leaves. They are better suited for growing indoors. Indica plants contain higher THC content, which has an intoxicating effect of causing a “body buzz”.

*Many hybrids of these plants have been developed recently, so it is more important to examine the exact THC level of a plant rather than strictly categorizing them “sativa” or “indica” – www.ministryofhemp.com

Amazingly enough, experts are still researching finding more uses and even more medical benefits that we are still unaware of. Stay tuned: My next blog will be information regarding how it works, the benefits and side effects of each.

Thank you for reading !!!

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**Disclaimer: Any statements written are true to the best of my knowledge. Any statements written are not intended to cure, or heal any medical conditions and are for informational purposes only. Please consult in a physician before using any products noted on site if you have a medical condition.

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A Parent´s choice

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As parents with children that have learning disabilities we strive to get them the education needed to go through their years of school. My personal experience with this has not been an easy task. It starts before grade school, as a baby, who does not learn to sit up at 5 months or talk by age 2. They go to preschool and early intervention helps them to learn some skills, then kindergarten and parents hear from teachers, “they will be fine”. As each grade passes by, child is still not learning the basics as quickly so they are neurologically tested and diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or other diagnoses and put on IEPś in school to help them. I personally had to change elementary schools. Thankfully in the same district so it helped,  temporarily.

As child gets older you see they are still behind and with meeting after meeting, child is still not at grade level. My child has ADD, has taken medication which she claims does not help her. The Special Ed classes that she is in are with kids that have severe disabilities, which puts her further behind because she is not being challenged to even get to grade level. The teachers ¨baby¨ her and the class because of the students with severe disabilities. The problem: This child can learn and is able to learn but their isn’t anyone that can teach her the way she learns at a slower pace with visual tools etc. 

As her mother I have tried for years to teach her but since I am the mom their is always confiict between us. Not the childhood I would want my child to have,  school and more school everyday.  

Our middle school ends at 8th grade. I requested my child to be retained that year in order to catch up before going into high-school because she was not ready socially or educationally.  She is basically one to two years behind educational and socially wise.  My child also agreed, knowing she was not ready for High School. Other kids were starting to say things to her about why was she in the Special Ed room, which made things worse, and now hating school. I wanted to retain her and have her learn in a regular general classroom. The principal and superintendent denied my request after many meetings.

The principal of the High School does not know my child nor did the superintendent as it was his first year in the school. Not to mention my childś dad passed away that same year between 7th and 8th grade. Do they not understand that must have had some affect on her learning? They told me she would graduate with a ¨certificate” if all else fails.   WHAT! a certificate! No! my child would receive the education to get a High School Diploma, not a certificate. Child is capable. So basically, they will push a child who is capable of earning through each grade until they are out of school. This is absolutely not acceptable. What difference would it be really to them to give the child one more year?

I cannot wrap my head around this. Everyone tells me it affects the ¨score¨ of the school, sorry that is B.S.   I just want my child to learn every grade of school knowing child is capable of doing so. Personally, no parent wishes for child to repeat a grade. I will keep on fighting for my child to receive the proper education. I feel we should be able to make this decision on behalf of our children. We are the ones who know our children best!

 

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