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What is CBD?

How it works.


CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a critical phytocannabinoid found in hemp and known for supporting the body and mind in many ways.* 

Not to be confused with oil from hemp seeds (which doesn’t contain cannabinoids), CBD comes from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant.


The human body has a vast network of receptors, the endocannabinoid system, that helps us maintain overall wellness and helps support many of our body’s physical processes. CBD and cannabinoids fit into these receptors, helping the body in its efforts to help maintain good health.*

Welcome yourself into the spotlight.

It's your time to shine.

Preclinical studies show CBD has numerous cardiovascular benefits, including a reduced blood pressure (BP) response to stress. A single dose of cannabidiol reduces blood pressure in healthy volunteers in a randomized crossover study.

Many CBD users report a "state of flow' when they use CBD before events in which they would typically freeze or panic under high levels of stress. The most common example of such stress is with public speaking. While CBD cannot replace professional preparation, it could be a very important tool for those seeking a supplement when they need to perform.

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Say 'Goodbye!" to Anxiety

Tone down the noise and distractions.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a broad-spectrum compound that has drawn increasing interest as a treatment for a range of health and wellness challenges. Existing preclinical evidence strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder when administered acutely.

Overall, current evidence indicates CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for multiple anxiety disorders, with need for further study of chronic and therapeutic effects in relevant clinical populations.

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Get out into the world again.

Don't let pain hold you down.

Cannabinoid (CBD) analgesics have generally been well tolerated in clinical trials with acceptable adverse event profiles. Their adjunctive addition to the health and wellness armamentarium for treatment of pain shows great promise.

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It's time to sleep.

Don't waste time counting sheep.

Evidence points toward a calming effect for CBD in the central nervous system. Interest in CBD as a treatment of a wide range of disorders has exploded, and NIH tests have proven that CBD can help people with sleep disorders. Even those of us without sleep disorders, but who want the occasional help getting really great sleep, can benefit.  

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Recover from pain better.

Stay at the top of your game.

CBD has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. This is particularly important for athletes and adults who live active lives.

Research is showing that chronic inflammation may be the common factor in many diseases. Although there may never be a single path to optimal health, mounting evidence suggests a common underlying cause of major degenerative diseases. The four horsemen of the medical apocalypse — coronary artery disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer's — may be riding the same horse: inflammation.

Live better now AND live better later.

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Synaptic plasticity and neurogenesis.

Keep your personal computer healthy.

Through direct and indirect actions, intrinsic endocannabinoids and plant-based phytocannabinoids modulate and influence a variety of physiological systems influenced by the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Recent neurological uses include adjunctive treatment for malignant brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, and the childhood seizure disorders Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes. In addition, psychiatric and mood disorders, such as schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, addiction, postconcussion syndrome, and posttraumatic stress disorders are being studied using phytocannabinoids. Moreover, CBD affects synaptic plasticity and facilitates neurogenesis. 

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Stand tall.

Strong bones for a strong lifestyle.

Recent studies have implicated the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of bone cell activity and bone remodeling. These studies showed that endogenous cannabinoid ligands, cannabinoid receptors, and the enzymes responsible for ligand synthesis and breakdown all play important roles in bone mass and in the regulation of bone disease. These findings suggest that the endocannabinoid pathway could be of value as a therapeutic target for the prevention and treatment of bone diseases.

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8,000 BC

Hemp was probably the earliest plant cultivated for textile fiber. Archaeologists found a remnant of hemp cloth in ancient Mesopotamia (currently Iran and Iraq) which dates back to 8,000 BC. Hemp is also believed to be the oldest example of human industry.




The best hemp and the best tobacco grow in the same kind of soil. The former article is of the first necessity to wealth and protection of the country. The latter, never useful. 

-THOMAS JEFFERSON, American Founding Father and President of the United States from 1801 to 1809




George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and other well-respected scientists, known as Chemurgists, find tremendous new potential in hemp.



On August 2, 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, the first federal marijuana law, which prohibited the substance beginning in October of that year (yes, that’s how they spelled marijuana back then). 

According to the National Hemp Association, there are several theories as to why hemp was made illegal. The simplest and most likely scenario is that it simply got caught up in ‘Reefer Madness’ and the ban on marijuana. It was only in the 70’s that THC was identified as the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. So when marijuana was banned they had no scientific way to differentiate hemp from marijuana and so they just banned it all. 

Another theory is that big money industries are the cause. Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst led the crusade to ban hemp.  Hearst owned millions of acres of prime timber land and a machine that simplified the process of making paper from hemp had just been invented. Hearst used his power as a publisher to create public panic about the evils of hemp and marijuana.  Another big money player Pierre DuPont held patent rights to the sulfuric acid wood pulp paper process. In 1937 DuPont patented nylon rope made from synthetic petrochemicals. Along with Dupont's backer Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon the big money people prevailed and near the end of 1937 Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act.  By placing a prohibitively high tax on hemp production it destroyed the industry.



U.S. Department of Health and Human Services files patents on method of treating diseases caused by oxidative stress, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a cannabinoid (CBD) that has substantially no binding to the NMDA receptor to a subject who has a disease caused by oxidative stress.

This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. 




Hemp in Pharmacology

CBD is one of 80+ compounds found in hemp.

Unlike THC, CBD is a non-intoxicant.

CBD provides significant advantage as medicine, including the FDA-approved uses for epilepsy.

CBD can help pets with anxiety and hip/joint pain. 




2013 British Journal of Pharmacology identifies CBD properties: 








Farm Bill of 2014 signed into law. Section 7606 of the act, Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research, defines industrial hemp as distinct and authorizes institutions of higher education or state department’s of agriculture in states that legalized hemp cultivation to conduct research and pilot programs.



Farmers and scientists conduct research, development and commercialization of industrial hemp in compliance with Section 7606 of the US Farm Bill and the state departments of agriculture.



The biggest victory in U.S. cannabis history might just be the signing of the Farm Bill by President Trump on Thursday, December 20, 2018. The Farm Bill was championed by Sen. Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, despite his strong opposition to marijuana, the THC-rich plant related to hemp.

The $867 billion Farm Bill is designed to provide billions of dollars in aid to farmers who've been hurt by the trade war between the U.S. and China. It notably legalizes the production and sales of industrial hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) derived from the hemp plant. CBD is the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid best known for its medical applications.


Today Americans have the freedom to pursue CBD health and wellness solutions that were senselessly taken away decades ago by special interests.

Americans can now explore the seemingly limitless possibilities that CBD products bring to the table. 

Like fine wine, CBD products vary widely in quality and characteristics.  Bexley|CBD has invested heavily in the best hemp-based solutions. We apply botanical passion and strict scientific discipline to growing, nurturing, harvesting, extracting, testing, bottling and packaging.

Enjoy your journey to better health and wellness!

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