Why CBD, Why Now?

Why CBD, Why Now?

Shifra Klein

The Cannabis Sativa plant, also known as HEMP, has been around since the beginning of time. Why are we now suddenly using it to treat everything from tennis elbow to a wounded Veteran’s PTSD?

  • The legalities of Cannabis in the U.S. have recently changed. This is big news after the many decade’s old war on drugs. Even if you have no interest, its in your face, on every news channel and on every other billboard you pass driving down Sunset Blvd. 

  • There was a time, not to long ago that we wouldn’t even mention the name of the dirty evil sticky icky in public. We leaned into our buddy’s ear and would whisper the name, hoping no cops (or our parents) would know what we were up to. Now it is not only socially acceptable to partake in Cannabis derived products in public, kosher CBD has been rabbinically approved and  even my Grandma doesn’t leave the house without her vape. 

  • Now that many States can legally grow, buy and distribute Cannabis, it has also given Doctors and Scientists the green light (see what I did there) to conduct more thorough  research to explore this complex plant and its innumerable medicinal benefits. 

  • Our Country is in crisis. America is suffering from an opioid epidemic of incredible proportions. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) the U.S. is plagued with over130 overdoses on pharmaceutical drugs, EVERY SINGLE DAY. People are waking up and not only looking for a way to get their loved ones off of opiods, but to also treat their symptoms is a safer and more natural way…. Yes, I’m  referring to the green stuff.

CBD is as new as Day number 3 of Creation. How lucky are we to be of the generation that now gets to reap our harvest and enjoy all of the medical benefits of this extraordinary plant.

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