TWINE CBD...THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT.
Hemp-Derived TWINE CBD premium grade products are U.S. grown and produced under strict guidelines and quality control measures. We work closely with our growers and manufacturers who are one of only 13 certified by the US Hemp Authority assuring the highest standards, best practices and self-regulation providing consumer confidence that TWINE hemp-derived products are THC-FREE, safe, effective and legal.
Hemp and Marijuana are both from the cannabis plant species, but hemp is not marijuana. Like lemons and grapefruits both being citrus, yet vastly different genetically, hemp and marijuana genetically differ in many ways. Legally, hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC (the intoxicating chemical that gets you high). Marijuana contains higher levels of THC which is why marijuana causes a “high” and hemp does not. At TWINE we take additional steps removing ALL THC resulting in 100% THC FREE products.
Cannabinoids are compounds found in plants and humans. CBD is one of many phytocannabinoids (phyto = plant) found in hemp. The human body produces endocannabinoids (endo = within) that support proper functioning of key bodily systems including the digestive, central nervous and immune system, to name a few. CBD binds with the human endocannabinoid receptors to help to further support proper functioning of these body systems.
TWINE CBD products include MCT or medium chain triglycerides which boast benefits of their own. MCT oil is used primarily by individuals wanting to lose weight or boost endurance during workouts. MCTs are found in coconut oil and are passed through the human gut to the liver where they are used as a source of energy or turned into ketones. Ketones are produced when the liver breaks down a lot of fat and they can be used by the brain for energy instead of glucose or sugar, making the calories in MCTs less likely to be stored as fat. Ketosis is when the brain uses ketones for energy instead of glucose.* (Medical News Today)
A Brief History
Growth of Cannabidiol in the U.S.
Grown and Raised
The Cannabis plant was historically grown for use across a wide range of industries. It wasn't until early manufacturing in the U.S. uncovered a number of other niche uses.
Marihuana Tax Act
Advances in hemp production threatened the paper industry which lead prominent businessman Randolph Hearst to petition for a heavy tax on growing and trading of hemp, thus handicapping it's spread throughout the U.S.
The Discovery of CBD
A scientist and Harvard graduate named Roger Adams successfully isolated CBD from the rest of the plant. Not much was done with it as scientists had yet to understand it's medicinal properties.
The First CBD Tests
Six short years after Adams had isolated cannabidiol, Dr. Walter S. Loewe began testing cannabinoids as a medicine on lab animals. He observed the first documented effects of cannabinoids on mammals.
CBD's Most Important Moment
Raphael Mechoulam described the chemical structure of CBD, going further than Dr. Adams to not only isolate the compound, but actually define what the structure of the individual cannabinoid molecules were.
First Medical Cannabis Tincture
British Pharmacopoeia releases a cannabis tincture that was likely filled with CBD full spectrum extracts, suspended within alcohol to make a CBD tincture. This was the first example of an official, government backed medication that contained cannabis allowed to be sold to the public.
The First Legalization in the U.S.
Once Britain released their medicine, the rest of the world began to take notice. The state of New Mexico officially recognized cannabis as a medicine available to the public. Even though it was widely protested, the bill passed anyway.
The First Proof of Concept
Dr. Mechoulam explored the use of CBD as a specific treatment for epileptic patients. The study was a success, demonstrating that patients treated with CBD experienced a reduction in seizures and an improved condition. However, the social stigma of cannabis prevented CBD from being used to treat medical conditions.
Widely Accepted for Its Medical Use
California was the first state to completely legalize medical Marijuana. This was the first step in creating a solid Cannabis and CBD industry, providing a safe space to grow and produce the product.
The Future of CBD
CBD has a long and storied history throughout humanity, from industrial and medicinal use, through to banning and social avoidance, then back to public awareness and usefulness. Despite decades of scientific research and work by ardent scientists across the globe, it took 70 years from when CBD was first isolated for it to be finally appreciated.