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Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds. They are typically divided into endocannabinoids, which are naturally produced by the human body, and phytocannabinoids, which are produced in plants.
Due to many environmental influences it is believed that our bodies have decreased the production of endocannabinoids. This has lead to various issues as the cannabinoids help regulate many processes in our body via a receptor system; the Endocannabinoid System.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a receptor system in our body that was discovered in the early 1990s. This system has two types of receptors, the CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are highly concentrated in the brain and throughout our body, while CB2 receptors are dominant in the immune and gastrointestinal system.
The receptors and cannabinoids have a key and keyhole interaction. The receptors look specifically for this class of chemicals and can not be activated by other chemical compounds.
The reduced presence of our bodies native endocannabinoids has resulted in a Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome, which has been linked as the root cause for health issues such as migraines, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. Some researchers have even gone as far as linking severe diseases such as multiple sclerosis to the absence of cannabinoids in our body.
While cannabinoids derived from plants are not identical to the ones in our body, they still satisfy the receptors of our Endocannabinoid System. This means that we can use the plant-based phytocannabinoids to replenish our body and bring the ECS back to a state of homeostasis.
Since every body is different there is little to none dosage guidance, so you will have to find your right dosage yourself. But don't worry, we will be happy to guide you.
There are various ways to extract cannabis. We decided to take the most holistic, yet scientific approach to doing so by using ethanol, which is the same alcohol that is present in adult beverages. The extraction itself is basically like making a tea under the right conditions. Once it is completed, we fully remove the ethanol from the extract. While the extract is then manufactured into final products, the ethanol is recycled and reused for the next extraction. This leaves us with a fully green process.
A full spectrum extract has all cannabinoids and terpenes that were extracted out of the plant. Without further processing of the raw oil, the natural synergy between the components stays intact as nature intended.
Researchers also found that keeping these components together allows them to work more efficiently, much like the vitamin C in an orange can give us more benefits than just the pure vitamin C itself. This is called the Entourage Effect.
Terpenes, just like cannabinoids, are a special class of chemicals. They are the substances that give plants their smell and taste and can be found across the entire flora. A vast majority of them also have shown health benefits in the past and are popular in homeopathic treatments.
The terpene profile is like a fingerprint of a particular hemp strain and can vary greatly.
Hemp and Marijuana are both colloquial names for Cannabis. The only real difference is their cannabinoid composition. Anything with a delta-9 THC content of less than 0.3% is called hemp, and is legal nationwide. If the THC content is above this threshold it is considered Marijuana, which is still an illegal substance. All Dava products are manufactured from industrial hemp grown under the North Carolina state pilot program for industrial hemp.
Transparency and quality are what we are most proud of. Our products are tested every step of the way from farm to pharmacy, and all of those certificates of analysis (COAs) are made freely available to you.
We do not just test for the correct cannabinoid potency, but we also test for our terpene profile, residual solvents, pesticides, mold and mildew, and heavy metal contamination.
Each strain of hemp has a different profile of cannabinoids and terpenes. This is how some plants express more CBN than others while still being dominant in CBD.
We believe that this will serve to our advantage in the future. We are working on developing a library that can recommend a specific strain for a particular ailment. This is the reason why all of our products are strain specific and never just a mix of hemp biomass.
We work solely with traditional family farms in our vicinity. Our farms do not use pesticides, herbicides or fungicides and only use organic growing practices. Their experience and knowledge makes them a true asset to our team of experts.
Our lab is operated by degreed chemists only. Multiple graduate degrees, a combined 30 years of experience, and their sound understanding of the cannabis industry makes them the leaders in this field.
Serving the independent pharmacy community, we also are proud to have several pharmacists on our team that can help with custom compounding and expert opinions.
The 2018 "Farm Bill" legalized industrial hemp nationwide, as long as the THC content is below the 0.3% mark. Individual states have different approaches on how to control the Cannabis industry and which products are legal. That said, we keep a close eye on those regulations to make sure our products meet all the necessary standards.
If you are a pharmacist and want to learn more, please contact us to receive a link to our Online Hemp Academy where we will teach you in more depth the ins and outs of the hemp industry.
Cannabis was possibly one of the first plants to be cultivated. Its use can be dated back to 5000 BC due to archaeological finds of pottery from the Neolithic Age in China. Over the last 7 millenia it was a popular source for fiber, which was in turn used for clothes, shoes, paper, and ropes for ships, including that of Christopher Columbus. Cannabis could also often be found in cooked dishes such as soups or as pie fillings. Many rituals of our forefathers employed inhaling the vapors of the Cannabis flower. [1-7]
In the Americas, Cannabis was first cultivated in Chile after Spanish sailors brought this crop with them around 1545. In Colombia, Mexico and Peru, people also tried to grow this crop but only Chile was successful with it. Over the next century there were many more reports by European sailors, such as Samuel Champlain and Samuell Argall, of Cannabis being used further north growing in Virginia, along the shores of the upper Potomac, and even all the way up in New England. [8-12]
George Washington was a Cannabis farmer and noted in his diary in 1765 about the seeding of the hemp as well as the harvest. Washington was well aware of the industrial benefits this crop could bring to his country and pushed hard for Cannabis. He was not the only President to farm Cannabis. It is documented that Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, and Franklin Pierce did the same. It is also said that Betsy Ross used cannabis fabric to make the first flag. [13-15]
In 1937 the Marihuana Tax Act was passed in the United States and the Cannabis industry was basically destroyed since it heavily taxed anyone who had commercial dealings with any form of Cannabis, may it be industrial hemp or marijuana. It is rumored that this tax act was created to preserve the business of some wealthy men in the timber industry. They were afraid that Cannabis could replace timber as resource for paper since the Cannabis could grow significantly faster than trees. [16-19]
During the second World War the Marihuana Tax Act was lifted briefly and the Cannabis industry underwent a renaissance. The plant's fiber was used to manufacture rope, uniforms, and canvas. To promote Cannabis as a key crop to win the war, the US even produced a short film in 1942 called "Hemp for victory". [20, 21]
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