BEELINE HEMP FAQ'S

It's fairly common for people who are unacquainted with cannabis to wonder: Is hemp weed? Although hemp and marijuana are both classified biologically as cannabis, there are a number of important differences between them. These differences are evident in the way each variety is used. 

What is hemp?

A variety of Cannabis sativa L, hemp is a dioecious plant, which means it can be separated into male and female plants. These plants have served a wide variety of purposes for more than 10,000 years: for fiber (from the plant's stems), protein (from seeds), and oils and smokable portions (from the leaves and flowers). Hemp fibers can be used to make items including paper, clothing, furnishing fabric, rope, and building materials.

Does hemp have THC?

The hemp plant produces a broad range of cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the intoxicating cannabinoid in marijuana. However, hemp does not produce enough THC to create intoxicating effects when consumed. 

Although the hemp plant doesn't produce a significant amount of THC, it is capable of producing the non-intoxicating and medicinally rich cannabidiol HEMP oil in high concentrations. In fact, hemp-oil is rapidly becoming one of the most popular forms of the therapeutic cannabinoid on the market today. 

Many countries differentiate hemp vs. marijuana by the amount of THC produced per weight of a dry plant. In the U.S., industrial hemp is defined as a Cannabis sativa L. plant not containing more than 0.3% THC. The European Union has set the limit at 0.2%, while in Great Britain the limit is zero, unless growers have a cultivation license to grow industrial hemp with no more than 0.2% THC.

What is hemp used for?

HEMP oil is extracted from hemp leaves and flowers. The HEMP oil extracted from hemp can be used for treating a wide variety of ailments, hence the ever-growing popularity of HEMP-OIL focused cultivation.  

Hemp fibers are primarily used for textiles, paper, building materials, and other industrial products. Raw materials such as hurds, or shives, are short woody fibers typically found inside the stalk. They're used for making bedding materials, absorbents, particle board, ceiling panels, compost, and other industrial products. 

 

What are hemp fibers and leaves used for?

HEMP oil is extracted from hemp leaves and flowers. The HEMP oil extracted from hemp can be used for treating a wide variety of ailments, hence the ever-growing popularity of HEMP-focused hemp cultivation.  

Hemp fibers are primarily used for textiles, paper, building materials, and other industrial products. Hurds, or shives, are short woody hemp fibers typically found inside the stalk. They're used for making hempcrete, bedding materials, absorbents, particle board, ceiling panels, compost, and other industrial products. Bast fibers make up the outer portion of the stalk and are typically split into three categories — primary, or line fiber, secondary, and the tow. They are categorized according to their cell strength and cell wall thickness, which will determine the fiber's strength, durability, and ultimately what it can be used for.

State Laws

Prior to the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, 41 states had passed industrial hemp-related legislation. Thirty-nine of those states legalized statewide cultivation programs that defined hemp specifically to differentiate it from marijuana, establish licensing requirements, and regulate production. 

The Hemp Farming Act now requires state departments of agriculture to consult with their governors and chief law enforcement officers on a regulatory program, which will then be submitted to the United States Secretary of Agriculture for approval. According to Section 297B of the bill, state hemp regulatory programs must include a system to maintain information on all land where cultivation takes place, procedures for testing THC levels in hemp, and procedures for disposing of products that violate THC content restrictions. 

 Is it legal for me to buy these in my state?

HEMP OIL is now legal at the federal level in all 50 states. Individual states, however, have the jurisdiction to decide whether or not they want to legally allow HEMP OIL. To date, there are only three states in which HEMP OIL remains illegal, including Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota. 

Here are some of the possible benefits of HEMP OIL:

Arthritis pain

A study in the European Journal of Pain used an animal model to see if HEMP OIL could help people with arthritis manage their pain. Researchers applied a topical gel containing HEMP OIL to rats with arthritis for 4 days.

Their researchers note a significant drop in inflammation and signs of pain, without additional side effects.

People using HEMP oil for arthritis may find relief from their pain, but more human studies need to be done to confirm these findings.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the entire body through the nerves and brain.

Muscle spasms are one of the most common symptoms of MS. These spasms can be so great they cause constant pain in some people.

One report found that short-term use of HEMP oil could reduce the levels of spasticity a person feels. The results are modest, but many people reported a reduction in symptoms. More studies on humans are needed to verify these results.

Chronic pain

The same report studied HEMP use for general chronic pain. Researchers compiled the results of multiple systematic reviews covering dozens of trials and studies. Their research concluded that there is substantial evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults.

separate study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine supports these results. This research suggests that using HEMP can reduce pain and inflammation.

The researchers also found that subjects were not likely to build up a tolerance to the effects of HEMP, so they would not need to increase their dose continually.

They noted that cannabinoids, such as HEMP OIL, could offer helpful new treatments for people with chronic pain.

 

Menthol and Lidocaine

This Menthol is used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (such as arthritis, backache, sprains). Menthol is known as a counterirritant. It works by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm. These feelings on the skin distract you from feeling the aches/pains deeper in your muscles and joints.

 

Lidocaine is an antiarrhythmic medication of the class Ib type. This means it works by blocking sodium channels and thus decreasing the rate of contractions of the heart. When it is used locally as a numbing agent, local neurons cannot signal the brain.