Many are aware that cannabis has been used for years but there are a lot that do not know just how long it's been used. Cannabis-derived medicines date back as far as 2737 BC, which was said to be used as a cannabis-infused tea to attend to a variety of ailments for Chinese Emperior Sheng Neng. What's fascinating is that after decades of prohibition, there's a hefty amount of people that assume CBD and the therapeutic benefits that it offers are merely a recent discovery. However, that is far from the truth. In fact, we're here to share brief history of CBD so that you are more informed about a product that we're sure by now you're using.
1940 - 1942
Believe it not, but in 1940 Robert Cahn was the first person to identify the first cannabinoid, which was CBN. Just two years later (1942), a man by the name of Roger Adams isolated the first cannabinoid, CBD, making history.
1963 - 1964
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam has extensive research with cannabis and medicines, and in 1963 his research revealed the stereochemistry (a subdisipline of chemistry, involves the study of the relative spatial arrangement of atoms that form the structure of molecules and their manipulation.) of CBD. Just a year later in 1964, he then discovered the stereochemistry of THC.
Dr. Mechoulam investigated the potential of CBD for treatment of epilepsy in the 1980's and found that CBD proved to be very effective for treating epilepsy.
2003 - 2014
Between 2003 and 2014, the stigma that was associated with hemp began to fade and people began trying CBD products. After learning and experiencing the benefits of CBD, the awareness of it propelled the CBD movement forward to one day be legalized in the United States.
On June 26 of 2018, the FDA approved the first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy - it uses cannabidiol (CBD). It took the FDA roughy 38 years to approve a compound that has already been proved to treat epilepsy. Months later, in December of 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill was passed by the U.S. Senate, which made Industrial Hemp legal in the United States.
In 2019, the CBD industry is booming, creating many jobs for American people and helping treat those with ailments of all kind. It is reported that CBD is expected to become a $22 Billion industry by 2022.