Updated: Aug 18
There has been a steady growth in the popularity and demand for CBD over the last decade, but this incredible Cannabinoid has a long and colorful history. We wanted to share a few of the more exciting moments in the history of CBD with you. Let's take a look at the top 5 historical Cannabidiol moments:
1. The earliest documented use of Cannabis-derived medicine was in 2737 BC when Emperor Sheng Neng was reported to have used Cannabis tea to treat a variety of conditions including gout, malaria, and even poor memory!
2. The first clinical trials involving Cannabis were completed by Sir. William Brooke O’Shaughnessy. The results were presented to students and scholars at the Medical and Physical Society of Calcutta in 1839. He studied the effects of Cannabis on patients with Cholera, rheumatism, hydrophobia, tetanus, rabies and even an infant suffering from convulsions.
3. CBD is the first Cannabinoid to be successfully isolated from the Cannabis plant by American chemist Roger Adams in 1942, opening the door to research on the effects of individual Cannabinoids.
4. In 2011, 6 year old Charlotte Figi changes history by becoming the youngest individual to obtain a medical marijuana card in Colorado. Her parents turn to CBD after exhausting every other possible option to stop or slow down the 300 seizures a week that Charlotte was experiencing due to Dravet Syndrome. The demand for CBD rich Cannabis strains explodes after Charlotte's story goes public, with an entire burgeoning industry springing up in the following years.
5. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Hemp is defined at the federal level as any Cannabis plant with less than 0.3% THC and Hemp is removed from the controlled substances list. Hemp derived CBD is finally Federally Legal and freed from the connotations of being lumped together with Marijuana as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance.
It has been an incredible journey for the Cannabinoid we know as CBD, from an Emperors Tea Cup all the way to the Shelves of New Age Herbal. It is exciting to be a part of the movement, to be able to provide the good people of Treasure Valley with the very best Pure Quality CBD products. Stop in to our Caldwell storefront to explore our CBD Oils, CBD Roll Ons, CBD Protein Powder, Pet CBD, CBD Pre-Rolls and more!