A workshop was organized earlier this week by the Council on Aging with the main motive of educating elderly people about cannabidiol. This workshop named as “Demystifying CBD” was organized on Wednesday, wherein a thorough discussion was held on CBD. Haley Bolton, the director of Council on Aging revealed that it became necessary to schedule the event following the launch of a marijuana cultivation facility by The Heirloom Collective in Bernardston, Massachusetts.
Alex Abrams, the director of sales at The Heirloom Collective and co-founder of Heritage Hemp led the workshop. Alex correctly pointed out that in spite of gaining popularity, a lot of mis-information still plagues CBD. And on Wednesday Alex tried to answer all the queries faced by elderly people in regards to CBD.
CBD or cannabidiol is the second most popular active content present in marijuana and can be secured from hemp plants. It even serves as the core component of medical marijuana which is celebrated by various people in search of alternative medications. CBD often gets linked with THC which is the infamous psychoactive compound found in marijuana plants. While THC causes its users to feel high, CBD doesn’t tag along any psychoactive effect. Rather it helps in boosting relaxation.
Abrams also went back to the origin of hemp by stating,
“Hemp can be traced back to somewhere in the Middle East. It was carried to all continents by the hand of man through the trade system.”
Hemp had attained legal footing in the US back in 1938. Agricultural hemp also received the nod of the federal law on a trial basis under the Agricultural Act of 2014. Even commodity hemp cultivation was federally legalized two years back under the 2018 United States Farm Bill. Abrams concluded by saying that CBD can be of great help in curing pain and anxiety along with other addictive and degenerative conditions.