When the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law, it removed hemp from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. Hemp is a variety of the marijuana plant, also known as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and its derivatives, that contains extremely low concentrations of the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (no more than 0.3 percent THC). Hemp is known to be rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, compounds that have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health. Basically, hemp won’t get you high, but it could keep you healthy.
Derived from hemp, cannabidiol (CBD) is an essential component of medical marijuana. It is now also a sought-after ingredient in a wide variety of FDA-regulated OTC products targeting common conditions including anxiety, insomnia, pain, and inflammation. Indeed, research indicates that CBD applied topically can reduce the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Other studies suggest that CBD can be effective for insomnia, including falling asleep and staying asleep.
What does all this mean for the independent pharmacist? Popular OTC formulations for CBD-containing products include hemp-based personal care products including lotions, salves, soaps, cosmetics, and even pet-related items. Projected retail sales in the CBD market are expected to hit $1.9 billion this year.
Im-bue Botanicals produces extracts and topical formulations that utilize CBD from hemp organically grown in Colorado. Their American-made products can be shipped to all 50 states. Wholesale purchasing includes staff training, product literature, and store displays at no added charge.
About Im-bue Botanicals
Im-bue Botanicals offers an extensive line of premium CBD products produced from organically grown Colorado hemp, including CBD tinctures, CBD capsules, topical CBD lotions and CBD salves, all available in multiple strengths.
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