The courier journal reports that Hemp is on the rise as being used as a medical drug. In 1996, actor Woody Harrelson planted two plants to help people know the difference between hemp and marijuana. Both are made from plants, but hemp has a significant amount less THC in it. Even cars can run on hemp. One lady, Valerie said that hemp oil helped her tremors and shaking be completely gone. She feels great and suggests it to anyone. Hemp can also be used to treat depression.
- With the growing opioid crisis, many doctors and government agencies, including the Food and Drug administration are looking to the use of cannabinoids/ CBD oil for treating pain and other conditions.
- There is a distinction between hemp and marijuana, with hemp being used for a greater variety of fields, such as eco-friendly cleaners, and possessing less THC.
- While clinical trials are showing promise for cannabinoid use for pain treatment, not all patients should use hemp, including those on blood thinners.
“Hemp won’t alleviate acute pain, Murphy said, but it can lessen more moderate pain — allowing some patients to reduce or stop taking addictive pain pills that fuel the heroin and opioid epidemic.”