First things first, Hemp vs Marijuana.
Hemp is a part of the Cannabis family, which makes it a “sister” plant to the Marijuana plant. The main difference between the two is their chemical make-up. Hemp is non-psychoactive because it has extremely low amounts of THC (<0.3% to be exact), which can be taken out, (like in Resonance coffee blends, which has zero THC). THC is the famous cannabinoid found in the Marijuana plant that gives people that famous high.
Can-nab-in–oids… CANNABINOIDS!… huh?
Now that you can pronounce it, cannabinoids are compounds within the Cannabis plant. There’s a ridiculous variety of different cannabinoids, but the most famous is… you guessed it: THC. And coming in hot at numero dos is CBD because it’s non-psychoactive, but gives all sorts of benefits. Hold on, because the fun doesn’t stop there. There are a ton of other cannabinoids that offer amazing benefits too and, lucky for you, we’ll be using them in our future roasts. You may be asking yourself why you’ve never heard about these other cannabinoids, like CBN. It’s because these babies are rare and expensive. They’re typically at smaller amounts in the plant and often grouped in the term “Full Spectrum”. So most brands shy away. We, on the other hand, do not.
So what does this have to do with me?
You’ll sound like a real intellectual with this simple, yet mind-blowing fact: cannabinoids fit naturally into the human body through the endocannabinoid system, like a lock & key. Yea, sounds like pure magic, but that’s Mother Nature for you.
Not to get too heavy on you, but someone really smart once said, “Knowledge is Power”. So we’re gonna give you the nerdy details; Thanks to research done with Cannabis, the endocannabinoid system (ECS for short) was discovered (hence the name). The ECS is a regulatory system that basically bridges your mind & body. The body creates its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids (endo = of the body) and can also breakdown phytocannabinoids (phyto = plant). The ECS is made up of receptor sites throughout the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, immune and nervous systems, which mediate key mind & body functions like mood, stress, pain, appetite, sleep, memory and inflammation to name a few. So when you think about sippin’ on a cup of Resonance, those cannabinoids attach to receptors in your ECS to optimally support your mind & body functions.
But is it legal?
Hell YES! Hemp has a fascinating history that will leave you dumbfounded. It was the U.S.’s staple crop and many of our Founder Fathers grew hemp (yeah, read that again and here’s the source if you really don’t believe us). Unfortunately, in the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 all members of the Cannabis Family were outlawed. Thankfully, the 2018 Farm Bill was put into law in December. Hemp is now permanently removed from the Controlled Substances Act and is once again seen as an agricultural commodity used in a variety of consumer products because it’s diverse as hell.
You want proof?
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