Ever since the passing of the 2019 Farm Bill, which legalized the use of hemp and hemp-based products, hemp has made it to the mainstream. A persistent belief around the alleged benefits of using hemp to help people with a wide array of ailments has taken root since hemp and hemp-derived products are also known for possessing anti-inflammatory properties, which helps reduce inflammation.
While the belief that hemp-based products are useful for myriad reasons became the norm quickly in the country, there has also sadly been a lot of lies, misinformation, and blatant fake news—mostly on the internet and social media—regarding hemp. Some of this misinformation claims that hemp and hemp-based products is the be-all-end-all medication that can be used to cure almost any and all ailments—a claim that is patently false and is only tarnishing the reputation of actual credible, top-shelf hemp oil/CBD product retailers.
Many in the hemp industry already believe that hemp products are going to experience a spike in sales, mainly due to the fact that there are many people who already use hemp products for its pain and discomfort soothing properties along with those who have insomnia or anxiety issues.
All of this, somehow, should come as no surprise since hemp and hemp-related products are being considered by many as a cure-all, which simply isn’t true. With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus or COVID-19, these false claims made by some in the hemp industry have reached a staggering number, with even some “black hat” retailers dealing with hemp-derived products claiming that the products they sell is a cure against COVID-19. This outrageous lie must be denounced.
While there have been reports of some states taking swift action against perpetrators who are touting their hemp products as some sort of a miracle drug for the pandemic, there remains a real threat that many people could end up believing that hemp oil/CBD is a cure for COVID-19 when it is not.
It should be noted that while the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of hemp have been well documented, and was also the basis for the legalization of hemp and hemp-related products under the 2018 Farm Bill, there’s no concrete evidence currently available which suggests that hemp can be effective against coronavirus.
Be that as it may, many in the hemp industry already believe that hemp products are going to experience a spike in sales, mainly due to the fact that there are many people who already use hemp products for its pain and discomfort soothing properties along with those who have insomnia or anxiety issues, and are afraid that they’ll run out of hemp oil/CBD products.
It should also be noted that the use of hemp oil/CBD has also allegedly been beneficial for certain autoimmune disorders as well. This has led many people to believe that hemp-derived products could actually be beneficial for boosting immune health to keep COVID-19 at bay. But, here again, this is mere speculation.
Perhaps the best argument for using hemp oil/CBD products during the pandemic and beyond is this: In a time of global crisis and uncertainty, you, me and everyone on the planet could use all the help we can get.