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Hemp and Ancient Egypt

Hemp and Ancient Egypt

Hemp has an interesting history in many ancient cultures. From China to Rome and India, hemp played an important role in religion, manufacturing and medicine, and ancient Egypt is no exception. As a matter of fact, Egyptologists provide a great deal of evidence that the ancient Egyptians loved their hemp. Approximately 300 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, the Egyptians were using hemp in the production of paper, rope and clothing. They also used it to make linens and...

William Brooke O’Shaughnessy

Who Was William Brooke O’Shaughnessy

If you are interested in CBD and live in the Western hemisphere, credit must be given to the Irish doctor who re-introduced cannabis to the modern world. Not only did he discover medicinal uses of the plant while he was working in a hospital in Calcutta, India, he invented a treatment for cholera and made significant advances in telegraphy, electricity and underwater engineering. At the youthful age of 24, O’Shaughnessy graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and set off...

What is CBDA

What Is CBDA?

You may already be familiar with CBD, or cannabidiol, but CBDA is something different. Cannabidiolic acid comes from the cannabis and hemp plants that contain high CBD levels. CBDA is actually a precursor to CBD. When CBDA is exposed to heat, a process known as decarboxylation, it becomes CBD. Both CBDA and CBD both stem from CBGA or cannabigerolic acid. CBGA converts into three compounds depending on which plant enzymes are activated. It can produce THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), CBCA (cannabichromenic...