Hemp has gotten a lot of people interested and excited in Maplewood, and for a good reason. Given the hemp revolution that’s fast sweeping across the country, one strip store in Maplewood is taking things a notch higher. They opened a store that’s committed to offering hemp products. All the products that are sold in the store contain CBD. CBD is the ingredient in hemp that offers pain relief, relief from anxiety, acne, insomnia, seizures, and according to some studies, even cancer.
Someone would look at this and think, well, that has been done before, so there’s nothing so special about this store, right? Well, wrong. This is a first for Maplewood. The store, Minnesota Hempdropz, is a pioneer in the metro area, fully devoted to offering hemp products for consumption.
Lots of Questions to Answer
As would be expected, there are a lot of people who are still unsure on the hemp debate, and not sure of how to go about it. This is understandable, given that hemp has been a contentious issue for many years. For the longest time, hemp was a banned substance, even listed as a Schedule 1 drug. However, with President Trump signing the Farm Bill in December 2018, all this changed.
Hemp is now legal in all the 50 states in the country. However, it will take a while to fight the stigma that has been associated with hemp for many years. According to the co-owner of Minnesota Hempdropz, Abbie Schneider, a lot of people seek clarification on many things, some of which are common knowledge, but this is expected from an industry that’s still in the infancy stage.
The Relationship between Hemp and Marijuana
Hemp and marijuana are cousins, so to say. They both come from the cannabis family. However, there’s a difference in their active ingredients. While you will get high from consuming marijuana, you won’t from hemp. Hemp has even been used in industrial processes for rope, paper, clothing and fiber for so many years (thousands of years).
What makes Minnesota Hempdropz unique is that they are getting into the market and positioning themselves as your one-stop shop for all things cannabidiol. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the active ingredient in hemp that offers the benefits that hemp is popular for. CBD is also present in marijuana, though marijuana has a high potency level of THC, the ingredient that makes you high.
There are a lot of products that are available when you visit this store. You can get hemp products that you can use as water-soluble drops, tincture, facial cream, cream for chronic pain, and you can even have the products in the form of gummies. Who can benefit from this? Well, if you’re struggling with acne, seizures, insomnia, anxiety, or need pain relief, you might want to think beyond the conventional prescription medicine and get CBD products instead.
Just in case you’re worried about getting high, this is a subtle reminder that hemp doesn’t contain THC. Besides, from as early as the 1950s, medical marijuana has been legal in many jurisdictions.