Once considered legal tender that 17th century colonists could use to pay taxes, industrial hemp is making a comeback. In Southern Pines, the Hemp Farmacy recently began offering a variety of cannabinol (CBD) infused products and nutritional supplements.
“I feel the time is now for a hemp revolution,” said Dr. James Taylor, a board-certified anesthesiologist and president of Integrated Pain Solutions. “I think marijuana got started wrong in our country, and that led to recreational use under the guise of medical marijuana. What they skipped over is the CBD.”
There are different varieties of the cannabis plant. Hemp and marijuana come from the same species but are genetically different. They are differentiated by cultivation methods, use and their chemical makeup.
The plant itself has hundreds of cannabinoids in it. One of those is cannabichromene (CBD) and another is tetrahydocannabiol (THC) — the compound responsible for the euphoric high.
“There are some disease conditions that you need the THC. But those are in limited numbers versus the amount of people that can