Updated: Oct 25, 2019
HempWorx products are made from industrial hemp plants grown on American farms. Cannabidiol (CBD), a constituent that naturally occurs in industrial Hemp, is just one of over 85 cannabinoids that is identified in the cannabis plant. Our oil is CO2 extracted resulting in a solvent free, pure product.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS), an extension of our Central Nervous System, is comprised of receptors, neurotransmitters and enzymes. The ECS interacts with Cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant and Encocannabinoids that are produced by our own bodies. HempWorx products contain CBD and other Cannabinoids which bind to the ECS receptors leading to a positive impact on health and overall well-being.
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the main and peripheral nervous systems, including neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors." Wikipedia. There are 2 primary kinds of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are mainly found in the main nerve system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are normally found in the peripheral anxious system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (called after the Sanskrit term "ananda" which translates to "peace"). For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has actually been equipped with this ECS, a vital system in the body, and it has been learnt about in the clinical and medical communities since the 1980's. Nevertheless, it's still not taught about in most medical schools.
THE HISTORY OF HEMP
Hemp has a vast history that cannot go unnoticed. HempWorx is at the forefront of what we believe, is the next revolution in American History.
Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery.
Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. The first American Flag was made from hemp.
In 1937, Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act which effectively began the era of hemp prohibition.
In 2014, The Farm Bill allowed hemp in certain states for research. Kentucly was a key player initating the hemp movement in the United States.
In 2018, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill which specified hemp (and its constituents such as CBD) as an industrial byproduct, not the be regulated or criminalized by the DEA.