History and Rediscovery of CBD and Cannabis


Not only have we lost access to the use of cannabis as a medicine but also as food, for humans and animals, as nature’s strongest fibre, as a building material and as a crop that has immense ecological and environmental benefits.

It has been an enormous mistake, a failure of policy for which we are only now beginning to understand the consequences.

It’s only 30 years ago that the endocannabinoid system was discovered and we now realise how important cannabinoids are in our diet.

Some researchers now believe that the removal of hemp from our diet has led to an upsurge in disease, possibly caused by endocannabinod deficiency.  It is thought that this could be at the root of an increase in autoimmune conditions such as MS and Crohn’s.


For hundreds of thousands of years, cannabis has been one of our most valuable crops.

Throughout recorded history in the UK and Europe, hemp has been at least as common as wheat, barley or any other grain crop.

Around 100 years ago, for reasons that are now known to be misguided, governments started to introduce a ban on the plant that has led to exactly the same problems, divisions in society and criminal activity that we saw with alcohol prohibition in the USA.


In times gone by, cannabinoids from hemp would have supplemented our endocannabinoid system and helped to keep us healthy.  Thankfully the new CBD industry is now reintroducing cannabinoids as a food supplement and, just as you take vitamin or mineral supplements, you can now use CBD oil to help in maintaining a healthy, balanced diet.

Historically, hemp was fed to cattle, sheep and poultry.  By eating meat or other foods derived from these animals, humans would have benefited from the cannabinoids they had ingested.  Hempseed was also a staple food ingredient for humans, often milled into flour or pressed for oil.  In the 20th Century all this was taken away from us.


So with the history and rediscovery of cannabis explained you can now consume hemp, containing CBD and other cannabinoids, as a food supplement.  Ideal CBD offers a variety of different products which can be consumed in various ways. These can help support your endocannabinoid system and in turn contribute to the stability of all bodily functions and overall good health.

Take a look at Ideal CBD’s product range and think how you can introduce CBD as part of your health and fitness regime. All our products are manufactured from legal, low-THC varieties of cannabis that are grown under licence, either in Europe or the USA.  All our products are backed up by certified laboratory test results which demonstrate their cannabinoid content and the absence of contaminants.

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