Not a Psychotropic
Agora CBD™ NOT to be confused with the psychotropic plant called marijuana–has been used for thousands of years in human history for a variety of purposes: medicine, foods, oils, art canvases, clothes, paper, and much much more. Terpenes have had a long history in the United States. In fact, seven different presidents were known to have farmed Terpenes: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson, to name a few. Terpenes have been used for 1,000’s of years as medicinal scents, soaps, and anything that has a pleasant odor or that contains medicinal applications.
The early history of terpene chemistry leading to the development of Wallach’s
“Isoprene Rule” and, later, to Ruzicka’s “Biogenetic Isoprene Rule” is described.
Major events in the evolution of the held, from the period of terpene structural
determination and subsequent cataloging of the terpene constituents of the
essential oils, through the era of biogenetic, enzymological and mechanistic studies,
to the current emphasis on molecular genetics, are highlighted. The chapter
concludes with a brief view to the future of this research area.
Most terpenes, as with these, were named after the plants from which they were
first isolated and long before their structures were known. … With the discovery of
isoprene (C5H8) as a natural plant emission in 1961 (Sanadze and Dolidze, 1961), the
term hemi (half) terpene came into use.
In 1992, the first suspicion of the endocannabinoid system started to unfold. This system was found by Raphael Mechoulam as well as NIMH researchers William Devane and Dr. Lumir discovered the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in the human body During the 1980s. These scientists discovered anandamide (a fatty acid neurotransmitter produced within the human brain. Anandamide was the first naturally occurring endogenous cannabinoid or endocannabinoid. Anandamide binds to CB1 receptors in the brain and nervous system, and CB2 receptors in the immune system. Recent research suggests that deficiencies of these molecules may be associated with a variety of immune and nervous system disorders such as seizures and inflammation. New scientific research is now supportive of the claim that CBD is beneficial for human consumption. In February 2014 all that changed when farm bill 2040 was signed.
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