What is Cannabidiol and CBD?

2018 was a really big year for cannabidiol, frequently referred to as CBD, mainly due to the 2018 Farm Bill, which converted hemp into a regular agricultural commodity, removing all hemp-derived CBD extracts and products from the Schedule I drugs list as a result. But what actually is cannabidiol? What are the most important cannabidiol benefits and cannabidiol effects to be aware of? Which cannabidiol or CBD companies are doing most of the groundwork to propel this emerging market forward?

These are just some of the questions we see floating around the digital hemp space and hear when we attend hemp events and expos across the country. As a vertically-integrated company focused on hemp-derived CBD from seed to sale, we’ve made it our business to keep on top of the shifts in science and research, in part to position ourselves as an authority when it comes to cannabidiol definition.

What is Cannabidiol and CBD?

Why has CBD generated so much attention?

Aside from the 2018 Farm Bill, and the legal doors that have been opened for CBD as a result, it’s the versatile nature of CBD that has propelled the creation of innovative opportunities for the compound across a number of industries, including food and drink, cosmetics, and wellness, to name a few. At Point3 Farma, for example, we cultivate and supply everything from high quality feminized seeds, to high-CBD biomass, distillate, and isolate, and we run a seed genetics program that focuses on developing high-CBD products from seed to sale. Why? Because we recognize the potential of CBD’s versatile nature.

It’s been particularly interesting to note how the specific characteristics of CBD have naturally aligned with global trends related to wellness, healthy living, alternative therapies, and the like. In essence, we’re seeing how global trends, related to consumer behavior, are helping to drive CBD forward and position this particular cannabinoid as one to watch.

What are the benefits of CBD?

In a nutshell, CBD is a naturally occurring compound that has become particularly well-known for its therapeutic properties. Studies have shown that it is effective at treating a wide range of ailments, without causing unwanted side-effects. Indeed, from a consumer point of view, the benefits of CBD begin with the fact that it’s extracted from resinous plant flower. CBD’s origins are natural and plant-based, setting it up immediately as a healthier, more organic alternative to pharmaceutical treatments.

When you understand that global consumer trends favor natural, organic, healthy lifestyles, it becomes easier to understand why CBD is doing so well. It has the exact make-up that enables it to occupy a very favorable market position, which makes it a fascinating compound to work with and one that’s attracting a lot of interest from big business and science-based entrepreneurs.

What kind of effects can the consumer expect from CBD and CBD-infused products?

On top of its natural origins and therapeutic properties, CBD earns extra points with some consumers because we know that it’s a cannabinoid that doesn’t produce the famous high. There are more than a hundred known phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBD is just one of them. But when localized, extracted, and used to make creams, oils, edibles, and tinctures, consumers know that they can access all the wellness benefits of the compound, without worrying about the unwanted high that’s caused by the neighboring cannabinoid, THC.

What’s equally as important is the difference that’s been distinguished between cannabis and hemp-derived CBD-enriched products. Hemp, while a member of the cannabis family, is a plant that produces notably higher levels of CBD and less than 0.3% of THC. In short, companies that grow hemp and supply CBD products derived from hemp, as is the case at Point3 Farma, do so in part as a response to the interest consumers are showing for cannabis therapies, free from psychoactive side-effects.

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What is our focus at Point3 Farma?

Point3 Farma is a vertically-integrated company that exercises full control over the production and supply chain of its products, from seed to sale. Joe Butler, our Vice President of Biosciences and Plant Genetics, runs a highly specific seed genetics program that not only focuses on breeding feminized seeds with high levels of CBD, but on robust strains that flourish in a range of climate conditions and stand up to pests.

Our work in seed genetics means that we’re able to supply seeds that can grow in different areas of the country and that come with a high-level guarantee in terms of yield. In particular, the Tony Cut of Cherry Wine is a proprietary strain that has demonstrated the ability to deliver across a range of climates, irregardless of the growing circumstances.

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