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Yet change is on the way!
Good news according to Medical Marijuana Inc, Texas turned a corner this year in terms of policy change as stated in the article Top 10 Cannabis Policy wins for 2019.
For supporters of Texas passing laws to legalize medical marijuana, small but significant shifts have been made, including the removal of hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances.
This means we can at least get CBD with no THC without fear of prosecution, although local law enforcement still seems cloudy on the issue. Stay tuned for changes there too.
Over the past four years, I have become a believer in the powers of CBD and as such, I support this bill myself, yet want to see medical marijuana legalized for my great state of Texas.
In July of this year, Governor Greg Abbott expanded our state’s limited medical cannabis program, including more qualifying conditions and therefore granting greater access to Texas residents.
The new bill (House bill 3703) expanded the conditions from just uncontrollable epilepsy to add the conditions terminal cancer, seizure disorders, MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s disease, and more.
This bill will allow licensed, board certified physicians to treat patients that qualify by prescribing low-THC medical cannabis oil to folks uninterested in recreational use, but those who are suffering will be eased by it’s many benefits.
This news gives me hope that Texas lawmakers will use common sense and compassion when considering legalization for those living in pain in the red state.
Right now though, reform is slow and under current law, possessing under 2oz. or less could mean a 6-month jail term and a fine up to $2,000.According to Medical Marijuana Inc article.
According to the website, cannabis legalization is one of the most popular issues for Americans and honestly, I hope the laws change soon to include growing marijuana for one’s personal consumption.
Right now, however, we will have to be happy with the many benefits of CBD oil, yet I caution everyone to do diligent research before buying just any ole brand. Make sure it is third-party tested, pure, and contains no THC.
As you may or may not know, I have tried a few different brands myself, after careful research and consideration, or, by trusting the knowledgeable shop owners at two of the respected CBD stores local to me.
For those dealing with pain, anxiety, or sleep deprivation, CBD is a godsend. However, CBD is fast being sold as snake oil, and can be altered or diluted to the point that it’s not effective, so buyers beware.
DO YOUR RESEARCH!
When researching online, I look for the company’s proof of lab tests, farm to manufacturer relationship, I make sure it’s 100% pure and solvent free, organically grown and THC free.
CBD supports your own ECS or endocannabinoid system, maintaining digestive health, controlling inflammation, supports better brain health, allowing you to focus-CBD acts in concert with your ECS making your body work for you.
Some companies have reward programs, offer discounts, have affiliate programs and more. My only issue with online purchasing is the addition of tax and shipping, making me want to by locally.
What I usually do is research the company online, as in the case of the Blue Moon Hemp company, then I was lucky enough to find it locally in several different locations, such as vape shops, CBD stores, and so-called “glass shops.”
I admit, I have also tried a sample from a company called Hempworx, which operates like a MLM, however I did like the product.
I don’t have the time or energy to get that involved, but I will endorse the product since it worked well for me. Read this post for more.
CBD can be used in a variety of ways, it can be eaten, vaped, taken by pill, tincture, or balm. Some companies are even adding it to beauty products like body lotions, bath bombs, and lip balm.
There is still a lot of confusion about CBD and products containing THC.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the fda and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting any new supplement program.