In 2018, CBD from hemp was an industry ready to explode. Prior to the passing of the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act, medicinal CBD products were already being sold with little interference — especially in states where cannabis (marijuana) was legal. However, since hemp was legally distinguished from its psychoactive cousin, marijuana, the number of officially-reported planted acres grew by a factor of three from the previous year, and trends in the sale of wholesale CBD products reflected this growth.
If you’re looking to join the CBD movement, read on to learn more about the key developments that have marked the CBD and hemp industries and find out how you can get involved in wholesale CBD hemp flower with HerbKing.
CBD Isolated for the First Time
Wholesale CBD products would not have been possible without the pioneering work of cannabis researchers. After cannabinol was isolated at the end of the 19th century, cannabidiol was the second cannabinoid to be isolated from Cannabis sativa in 1940 by Roger Adams in the USA. Its structure and stereochemistry were identified in 1963 and synthesized in 1965 by the Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam.
The Breakthrough that Nobody Knew About
In 1978, Dr. Mechoulam and his team made the amazing discovery that CBD was effective for reducing the frequency of seizures in patients with epilepsy. However, this breakthrough was not widely publicized in the United States due to the stigma that still surrounded cannabis — the majority of the public saw cannabis as a gateway drug to heavier substances and weren’t yet ready to accept or explore the potential of its medical applications.
Medical Marijuana Laws Opened up the Door to Testimonies
After eight states legalized medical marijuana between 1996 and 2000, something fascinating began to occur. Along with the beginning of research into CBD’s therapeutic applications, users of wholesale CBD products began to share their personal experiences with this non-psychoactive compound, including a Canadian man named Rick Simpson who found relief from a rare form of skin cancer.
Charlotte’s Story Changed Everything
Then, in 2010, the story of Charlotte Figi turned the public’s perception around. Charlotte, born in 2006 in Colorado, suffered from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome and experienced a devastating 300 seizures per week. After trying all of the options that were offered by modern medicine with no success, the family gave Charlotte a small dose of CBD oil from a high-CBD cannabis strain, and Charlotte’s seizures stopped almost overnight — giving her the chance to live a normal life until she tragically died in 2020.
The Potential of Wholesale CBD Products Today
Today, wholesale CBD products from hemp are being used for everything from wellness support to anxiety, insomnia, neuropathic pain, and pet care. More favorable laws in many states are making it easier to sell CBD hemp flower wholesale, as long as it’s sourced from a licensed cultivator and certified to contain less than 0.3% THC.
At HerbKing, we offer hemp flowers with a minimum of 15% CBD — much higher than the 4-9% CBD content of most industrial hemp on the market. Contact us about purchasing our CBD products wholesale and join the blossoming cannabis movement.