Cannabis for Wellness + Self-Care

Cannabidiol is a hemp-derived compound with non-psychoactive effects – meaning CBD cannot get you high. Out of 113 active cannabinoids in a Cannabis plant, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the only compound that is psychoactive.

Let’s talk about sexual orientation first. Cannabis plants can be male, female, or hermaphrodite. Female plants grow resin-secreting flowers that are trimmed down to buds. Male plants grow pollen sacs near the base of the leaves with the intention to kickstart pollination with female plants.

  1. Seedless female plants grow cannabinoid-rich buds

  2. Hermaphrodite plants are not desirable and can potentially pass the hermaphroditic gene to female plants

With all the single ladies off the market, we can focus on the male Cannabis plant. Hemp is a pretty impressive male-derivative of Cannabis. There are over 25,000 uses and as a neighbor in the garden it naturally repels pests. Hemp seed and protein are revered as vegan superfoods that are also are non-GMO and non-psychoactive. Hemp extraction into oil,  can be added to topicals and skincare, and hemp fibers are utilized in clothing, paper and rope.

In short, hemp is not marijuana and it’s becoming more widely accepted in legislation and increasingly available in forms of holistic, plant-based wellness as an alternative to pharmaceuticals and synthetics.