Cannabis is a unique plant having therapeutic properties to heal specific illnesses and conditions of the human body. Although it has been taken in different forms since the dawn of civilization, it has only recently been the subject of extensive study by scientists and scholars. The enormous potentials of the cannabis plant and its medical science uses have made both hemp and marijuana legal in several countries. Although marijuana remains banned in most countries hemp has been exempted due to its passive health issues.
Hemp has been found to have CBD or cannabidiol in larger quantities than the highly potent and intoxicating THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol. More research is needed on the efficacy of hemp with that of marijuana and there are two schools of thought expressing different views. Hemp has long been considered safe for human consumption and marijuana having more significant THC quantities is considered a less obvious choice.
Hemp versus Marijuana
Currently, California hemp is sought after for its commercial and industrial value in the US and all parts of the world. Researchers and experts are inconclusive as to which one is better. They think that both hemp and marijuana have their pros and cons. With current research knowledge, hemp seems to have an edge in consumer goods especially textiles, paper, food products, and personal care products.
In all of the above commercially viable products that do not threaten human health in any way, the non-smoking form of hemp is most preferred. Because there is a less tar-like substance formed, and unlike marijuana low THC is always an advantage. New studies have revealed that CBD is best derived from marijuana than hemp due to broader access to CBD varieties. It has led to promising results in laboratories and soon their commercial non-smoking applications would become available for consumers.
Hemp for Personal Care Products
Hemp is generally most favored for personal care products worldwide. There is a broader spectrum of commercial applications in this area and has already gone to several billions of dollars worth of business. Since hemp contains less than 0.3% THC it is incredibly useful for treating skin.
It not only resists infection but is pretty good for treating eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, and lichen. News about California hemp has brought in newer discoveries, and it has paved the way for more reliable skin treatments and a full range of personal care products.
Manufacturers of skin care products have found out that hemp molecules easily penetrate the skin as they are minimal. Hence, they can be actively used as a cleanser, surfactant, skin conditioner, and emollient. Numerous products made from hemp have entered the market. These include skin lotions, balms, conditioners, after-feel lotions, shampoos, soaps, and several other items meant for enhancing the beauty of human skin alone.
There are even highly researched and tested products like gamma-linolenic acid or GLA that act as a natural sunscreen, the most acceptable range of UV skin protectors, and specially made hydration products. All this has been made possible due to omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids contained within hemp.