It’s worth noting that hemp and marijuana are both varieties of cannabis, but their morphology, chemical makeup, and usages are very different. Hemp has given us a wide variety of uses for thousands of years: making items such as paper, dietary fibre, vitamins, even building materials! It wasn’t until the 1940s when cannabidiol was first discovered by Roger Adams, the first professor to extract CBD from the cannabis plant successfully.
Fast forward to 2020 – where cannabinoids are now globally recognised and accepted in multiple industries, including; food & drink, wellness and cosmetics sectors. Just take a look inside most health and wellbeing stores today, and you’ll find a sizeable selection of CBD oils, e-liquids, cosmetics and supplements. Further research has now been conducted into our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), playing a huge part in understanding hemp and how it’s used today.