NATIONAL CANNABIS AWARENESS MONTH
National Cannabis Awareness Month is observed annually in April.
The cannabis plant has been a constant companion of the human race for more than 10,000 years. With its rich history of medicinal, spiritual and practical usage, cannabis is an incredibly complex botanical compound that provides for boundless, revolutionary and humanitarian opportunities.
National Cannabis Awareness Month seeks to shine a light on the legendary lessons, as well as, the vast untapped potential of the genus cannabis plant. Education and awareness of the incredible potential of this complex botanical compound, with better health options, are very important to the founders of National Cannabis Awareness Month.
Hemp and Marijuana both come from the Cannabis sativa plant; the main difference between the two being the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Marijuana requires a carefully controlled environment for accurate cultivation, while hemp requires less maintenance.
Industrial hemp plants contain less than 0.3% THC, and while marijuana is mostly used for recreational or medicinal purposes, hemp is often used in the construction and textile industries – clothing, plastics, cement, and biofuels can all be made using hemp.
Hemp is much more than just CBD, which is made from industrial hemp using a unique extraction process. CBD oil has most recently been used as an alternative to many harsh prescriptions for those looking to take a more natural approach to overall health.
CBD operates by working with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) receptors that communicate with the brain and nervous system to regulate important functions of the body. However, with the lack of THC, there is no psychoactive component that characterizes the “high” one gets when using marijuana.
With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp became federally legal, making all hemp-derived products (like CBD oil) legal. States still have the power to designate their own laws, but hemp is federally legal – and cannabis as a whole may be close behind.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CannabisAwarenessMonth
Do some research and learn about the potential of Cannabis. Share your knowledge on social media using #CannabisAwarenessMonth.
NATIONAL CANNABIS AWARENESS MONTH HISTORY
National Cannabis Awareness Month was submitted by MariJ Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and declared by the Registrar at National Day Calendar in 2016.