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Can Military Use Hemp Lotion And Soaps?

Do you realize the possible recovery and healing properties of cannabidiol, also referred to as CBD or Hemp oil? Can military use hemp lotion and soaps if they do not contain THC? What is the military’s attitude on using hemp products?

This article will explain the difference between the two, the possible benefits that are tested and the main question: Is CBD or Hemp considered marijuana and are they legal in the military?

Can military members legally use CBD or Hemp products?

Military active duty, or those serving Reserves or the Guard are prohibited to use any type of Hemp or CBD products. Each branch of military service has regulated a ban on the use of all such products as of 2022.

The Army guideline states that any use of products that are a derivative of hemp regardless of how much THC is present, actual or claimed and regardless of whether the product can be used, bought or sold legally to non-military members, is forbidden.

DOD stances and the legal issues

Military members have to follow the Defense Department regulations. So, just because CBD is legal in the United States, does not mean it is legal for any service member.

State universities, colleges and agricultural businesses are allowed to get permits in order to extract CBD from industrial hemp according to the Agricultural Act of 2014. The flow of industrial hemp or CBD is also considered legal if marijuana and the transportation across states lines is legal in those states.

CBD companies are allowed to use industrial hemp. So, it does not contradict the Controlled Substances Act, which makes CBD legal and not considered a substance the DEA considers illegal as it only has trace amounts of THC. Growers of hemp need to be mindful to not allow values of THC to increase in their products they sell. Whatever they produce has to have zero THC, which will not test positive on a drug test.

What you should know about hemp, CBD and THC

Important things you need to know about hemp, CBD and THC:

  • With less than 3% THC it is not likely to fail a drug test when consuming CBD or hemp.
  • Hemp does not contain enough THC to get users high; marijuana does
  • Hemp oil and CBD oil are derived from the non-psychoactive, legal hemp plant
  • Cannabis Sativa harvests two kinds: hemp and marijuana. CBD is produced by both; however, THC is not present in both.

CBD oil

CBD is a product of the same plant family of hemp and marijuana. It is a natural occurring compound found in cannabis. When you hear the word cannabis, it does not mean marijuana. All formulae of hemp and marijuana fall into the plant family of cannabis.

Hemp oil as well as CBD oil does not have enough THC to get you high, nor is it illegal. In order to be sold on the market as CBD oil or hemp, it must have less than .3% of THC. Because THC has a psychoactive effect, it is illegal within the military and federal government, but it is legal in some states.

Natural CBD containing no THC has become very popular not only in the media but also in the scientific community as well. CBD and hemp have shown many health benefits such as an anti-inflammatory, helping cancer patients, in the treatment of certain kinds if epilepsy, anxiety, depression and chronic pain, jut to name a few.

Hemp oil

Hemp is not marijuana. Hemp has over eighty phytocannabinoids, one of which is CBD. Hemp oil is formulated from the seeds of the hemp plant. It is rich in fats such as Omega 3 and Omega 6 along with Vitamin E.

There are many uses of hemp oil such as lotions, soaps, shampoos, milk, and cooking. Due to the high levels of Vitamin E, it is a great anti-oxidant that helps your body battle the effects of anxiety and stress. Hemp has nutritional value, unlike CBD oil. You can also consume hemp oil in capsule form.

Can military members use hemp lotion?

Other armed forces such as the Coast Guard, Navy, and the Marine Corp, have joined the Air Force and Army in banning its members from the use of lotions, soaps, shampoos and all other topical hemp products taken from the cannabis plant, including CBD.

The DOD declared a new policy that barres any reserve or active service member from using hemp or CBD products, originating in February of 2020. A February 26, 2020 memorandum made the change in policy and was issued by the Secretary of Defense to the Secretaries of the Navy, Air Force and Army excluding any active service member from using any type of hemp or CBD product.

The memorandum said that using hemp products regularly may result in a positive drug test to THC which is the ingredient that causes the high feeling from marijuana. Both hemp and marijuana come from the cannabis plant. The difference being under federal law all hemp products including cannabidiol are forbidden to contain any more than 0.03% THC based on a dry weight.

 Can military use hemp soap?

What is Hemp?

Hemp is derived from the cannabis plant. You might find hemp in the following products:

  • Coffee and hemp milk
  • Lotion, hand sanitizers, and soap
  • Crackers and chips
  • Yogurt and protein powder
  • Energy bars and granola
  • Conditioner and shampoo

 Hemp and CBD products are not regulated by the FDA and might have levels of THC that are underestimated. Therefore it is important to carefully read the ingredients in all those products prior to using them.

Service and DOD policies forbid their members from using or eating products that come from hemp, including CBD regardless the of the levels of THC. This is important to make sure there is military readiness while keeping the integrity and reliability of the program for drug testing. This does not apply, however, to goods that are durable such as clothing.

Using products from the marijuana plant by any means, eating, topical, or smoking is forbidden for federal employees regardless of the local or state laws.

Furthermore, the ban was executed due to the fact that the FDA has not broadcasted regulations for guarantee that hemp and CBD products observe the THC restrictions on concentration, even though so many CBD products are easily obtainable in the market place.

Refrigerate Hemp Seed Oil? Should You or Should You Not

If you are considering adding omega-3 fatty acids to your dietary supplements, hemp seed oil is a great option. It’s not only rich in omega-3 fatty acids but also rich in vitamins and minerals such as zinc, magnesium, and iron all of which are vitally important to your metabolism. So, if you decide to use hemp seed oil, you may be asking yourself, do I need to refrigerate hemp seed oil?

Refrigerate or not refrigerate?

Hemp seed oil typically has a long shelve life so refrigeration is not absolutely necessary. However, if you want your hemp seed oils to remain fresh and last even longer, you should refrigerate it. It is a personal preference and could depend on how much time you travel running your errands prior to going home. You can also store in a place that is cool with low humidity or adding refined beeswax to the hemp seed oil can avoid it from going sour.

What is Hemp Seed Oil?

Hemp seed oil is extracted from the cannabis sativa plant. There are several procedures that the material goes through such as refining, pressing and extracting. It is light yellow or white in color, is a partially solid substance and has a nutty mild flavor but no smell. It consists of 35%-50% oleic acid and 55%-65% linoleic acid. It can go sour if stored for a long period of time at room temperature.

Tips for Preserving Hemp Oil at Home

Storing it in the refrigerator in an air tight container will reserve the quality of the hemp oil and prevent oxidation. Purchasing smaller amounts is a good idea and use them within a few months after you open them.

The shelf life of the hemp oil depends on how well it was stored. If you refrigerated it, it is suggested to use the oil within a couple of months or if you froze it will last longer. Hemp seed oil that has not been opened could last for a couple of years if stored properly.

There are two kinds of hemp seed oils: RSHO (Virgin) and RSHO (Refined)

Refined

The refined RSHO is slightly refined and pre-pressed by the manufacturer. They are usually made from hemp seed that was pasteurized and cleaned from external material prior to pressing. Because they have been refined, they have no traceable amounts of CBD or THC.

Once these oils are exposed to light, they can quickly become sour. It is better to keep them in a dark, cool place to make sure they remain fresh. When refrigerated, refined oils tend to become clearer than virgin oils. The absence of color change indicates that the product wasn’t visible to high pressure during the process of refining and consequently contains fewer natural antioxidants.

Pre-pressed hemp seed oil should never be stored in glass as it will respond with the oil’s acidity and cause it to break down. Rather, keep it in a tight container to avoid oxidation. Do not use plastic as plastic is absorbent.

Virgin

The virgin RSHO is an unprocessed, non-refined seed oil which is extracted from raw seeds with cold pressing procedures. They have a high chlorophyll content so they don’t have to go through heat treatment, so the color will stay green or yellow.

The color represents their quality and freshness. They will become clearer than refined oils once refrigerated because they have higher natural polyphenols and carotenoids that act as natural antioxidants. It will also keep its greenish color when kept refrigerated.

There will be trace amounts of CBD and THC in the cold pressed hemp seed oil as it is not processed. If you are wanting to keep your supplements closer to organic as possible, then this is a perfect option. Virgin RSHO seems to stay fresh longer than refined hemp seed oils as they are not exposed to as much oxygen and light when packed in darker containers. They will also hold more of their natural antioxidants than pre-pressed or cold-pressed oils that are unprotected from the air during processing.

Why hemp seed oil is important

Hemp seed oil is important as it provides fatty acids, minerals, vitamins and many other healthy ingredients that are crucial to good health. All these ingredients are crucial for the reduction of inflammation and a healthier immune system.

Anti-inflammatory properties

You can fight inflammation effectively with hemp seed oil. It is also beneficial to fight acne as it gets rid of excess oils and sebum which will prevent the skin from becoming oily. There are many healing properties in the oil because it contains omega-6 lipids. One of the healing properties is anti-inflammation. That is why hemp seed oil is commonly used to battle joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis which can cause chronic pain for those that suffer from it.

 Controlling Diabetes

Healthy fats are important. That is why hemp seed oil is so amazing, it provides the healthy fats without adding any sugar content like most other fat sources. It has been proven to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels; the two key signs of diabetes.

Reduce chronic pain

Research has shown that hemp seed oil can treat arthritis, joint pain and other pain conditions. Studies show that hemp seed oil might be just as effective as pain medications that are opium based but without the risk of addiction.

Fighting cancer

 There is proof that proposes that taking hemp seeds, CBD, or other purified extracts, could prevent the growth of tumors by killing cancer cells and the cells in the tumors. Both kinds of cannabinoids, CBD and THC were proven to prevent the growth of tumors when taken together as an isolate oil.

Rapid hair growth

Hemp seed oil is great for healthier hair. You can use it as a natural moisturizer. It provides crucial fatty acid that encourage healing and slow down the aging process of the scalp, which results in faster hair growth. Hemp oil is also rich in Vitamin E, which is helpful to improving circulation to the scalp allowing the nutrients to be better received. It can be used as a leave in conditioner as well.

Final thoughts

We can clearly see that hemp seed oil has many purposes. It is a healthy ingredient for cooking, from sautéing, to salad dressings. But you do need to know the proper way to store your hemp seeds so you get the longest self-life while keeping its freshness.

Can Hemp Milk Cause A Positive Drug Test? Everything You Need to Know

The question, can hemp milk cause a positive drug test, is commonly asked especially by those that are interested in adding hemp foods or products to their daily routine. Can eating hemp foods show up positive for THC on a drug test?

Available research studies say NO! Daily intake of commercially made hemp foods such as milk, seeds, cereals, cooking oil or granola or other hemp products such as lip balms, lotions or shampoos do not test positive for THC when drug tested.

Hemp based products and hemp-based food that are commercially sold and produced in the U.S. are not allowed legally to have THC, the cannabinoid known to have psychoactive affects. If it did happen to contain small amounts of THC on a hemp product that was laboratory tested, the quantity would be so small it would likely need excessive amounts of digestion for it to even show up on a drug test.

With that being said, taking hemp-based oils or hemp foods that are non-commercial or homemade could have possible risks for a positive drug test. Products and foods that are not federally regulated such as those bought from a farmer’s market, online or a dispensary do not have to abide by any safety rules or FDA regulations. Use caution when buying any  of those kinds of hemp products. Ask questions about how they are made and if they have been tested prior to packaging.

So, keep on enjoying all those hemp-based foods and products as long as they are regulated federally without worrying about testing positive for THC from a drug test.

How is Hemp Milk Made?

Hemp milk is made by combining the seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa and water.

The same plant is also used to harvest marijuana. But, hemp milk and other hemp-based products will not have a mind-altering affect like marijuana does as it only contains minute traces of THC.

Hemp milk has a creamy consistency, and a nutty, earthy flavor. You can use it to replace milk from a cow for things such as cereal, coffee and smoothies.

Because hemp milk is made from just water and seeds, some varieties will have thickeners, sweeteners or salt.

You can find hemp milk online and in local grocery stores as it has become quite popular due to the popularity of plant-based milk.

It has become a popular alternative to cow’s milk. Made from hemp seeds it is rich in healthy fats, minerals and good quality plant protein.

Substituting, hemp milk from cow’s milk may benefit you by protecting from heart disease and it is also good for the health of your skin.

Benefits of Hemp Milk

Many studies have shown that there are multiple benefits from taking hemp-based foods and products.

Although there is not enough research precisely on the benefits of hemp milk, it is made from hemp seeds, so, in theory in may provide the same benefits as other hemp-based foods and products.

Hemp milk is gluten, lactose and soy free, and may promote heart and skin health due to the high-quality plant protein and vital fatty acids.

There are some varieties that fortify the products with minerals and vitamins.

Bottom line, hemp milk can be an extremely nutritious supplement added to a well-balanced diet.

How much THC is present in hemp milk?

There are those that ask, does hemp milk have THC and if there is how much THC is present in hemp milk? Hemp has taken the market by storm. It seems that so many foods and products are infused with hemp. This has been a bit confusing understanding the difference between things hemp related, such as do all hemp foods and products contain THC? If not, which ones do?

Because plant-based foods have gained popularity, people are seeking alternatives to cow’s milk whether it is for personal preference or a dietary reason. In comes hemp milk to save the day.

Is there THC in hemp milk?

Both hemp milk and THC come from the hemp plant. So, hemp milk has to have THC in it, right? Not, true!

THC and CBD are only in the flowers and buds of a female cannabis and hemp plants; not the seeds. Hemp is made from the seeds, not the flower or buds, therefore it does not have any THC or CBD in it.

Beside the fact that hemp milk is made from the seeds of the hemp plant, in order to acquire any substantial amounts of CBD, they have to harvest plants that are high CBD producing plants and these are different from the hemp plant that is used to make hemp milk.

It is a safe bet to say that hemp milk does not have any THC or CBD. Its contents are simply the nutrients that are in the seeds such as:

  • Amino acids
  • Protein
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vitamin A, D, and B12

Hemp Milk and Military and Service Members

Just because there are now so many foods and products readily available to the public that are hemp-based, it doesn’t mean any active-duty national guard, reservist, guardsman or service member can consume them.

Hemp is legal in the United States; however, any hemp foods or products are forbidden to use as a military service member.

By now you have probably noticed hemp oil, milk or seeds just about everywhere. Or even hemp as an ingredient in yogurts, powders and supplements. Even though hemp is available in stores and legal in the United States since 2018, the DOD policy considers consuming hemp-based foods or products off limits to any type of military personal. Goods that are durable such as clothing or rope are not included in that policy and are not prohibited.

Many retailers online or stores that sell hemp bases foods and products offer military members a discount. That doesn’t mean it is legal to purchase them or give them a try. It is important as a military member to know and understand the DOD policies regarding hemp and find out what to look for in order to avoid using or eating products or foods that contain hemp, even hemp seeds. Do not take the risk if you are not certain whether or not something contains hemp.

Look before you buy

Not all products and foods that contain hemp are labeled. Before buying any food or product, give the ingredients a close look. Here are some terms you may want to look for:

  • CBD
  • Hemp
  • Hemp oil or seeds

Ultimately you are the only one that is accountable for your career and decisions. Do not put yourself at risk; read all labels and ingredients prior to buying and consuming them.

Can I Mix Indian Hemp With My Hair Cream?

Have you ever asked yourself, Can I mix Indian hemp with my hair cream? Perhaps you never even realized that Indian hemp can improve the health of your hair and promote growth. Fact is, women from all over the world have used hemp to obtain their desired appearance of their hair.

Indian Hemp

Indian hemp is a herb that is used in natural systems of medicine that are great for the health of your hair. Hemp has been used for hundreds of years as a natural treatment for beauty and health remedies.

People from India use it for many reasons. Some use the fibers to make nets, and bags, while the oil and powder from hemp are used on hair related issues.

If you are experiencing itchy scalp, dandruff, or dry hair, hemp is the answer. This natural herb goes to work making your hair healthier and grow much faster. Keep your scalp and hair in the best condition by using Indian hemp with your hair cream.

Indian Hemp Benefits

It is nature’s secret to growing long, lustrous, thick hair. Many women of India use this to keep their scalp and hair healthy. Here is why it is a favorite among Indian women…

Stimulates hair growth

Hemp oil is a great option to grow your hair fast. It is high in nutrients like Omega 3, 6, and 9 and fatty acids. It also provides stearidonic fatty and oleic acid which are perfect for the skin.

For best results, apply evenly to your scalp and hair. Massage the scalp to help increase nutrients and blood circulation to your scalp. This will encourage hair to grow faster. Do this procedure each day for just a few minutes. You will notice the difference in how your hair looks immediately.

Does Hemp Regrow Hair?

According to research, after losing your hair, CBD oil may help regrowth because CBD enriched hemp extracts added to carrier oils could encourage regrowth over a period of time.

A 2021 scientific study showed that those who used CBD oil topically to their scalp and hair for a period of six months noticed regrowth.

CBD has so many benefits such as reducing anxiety and improving quality sleep, which can also promote hair growth. Hair loss can happen due to stress, so by reducing your stress levels will in turn affect the regrowth of your hair follicles.

What is CBD oil’s effectiveness for hair loss?

Recent findings have shown that the effect of CBD oil for hair regrowth depends on the dosage. According to that same 2021 study, 3 to 4 mg of CBD oil for six months increased hair growth by almost 94%.

There may be some varying factors such as gender, age, the person and cause of hair loss that can affect the results. More research is needed on the topic.

Are there side effects of using CBD oil to regrow hair?

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), CBD oil is safe to use on your hair and scalp. However, oils that are not FDA approved are not regulated which means the quality and ingredients may vary according to the company.

Some side effects may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight and appetite changes
  • diarrhea

Be sure to speak to your health care provider before using CBD products as they may interact with other medications. If you are taking prescribed medications, ask your healthcare provider if they will interact with CBD.

The secret to hemp oil is the large dose of important nutrients and fatty acids that are vitally important for the health of your scalp and hair. Also great for the skin as it contains Gamma Linolenic Acid.

Choosing a good quality CBD oil

If you do decide to give CBD oil a try for healthier hair, you may want to select one that is:

  • This will ensure that it has all cannabinoids that are found naturally in the cannabis plant, which would include lower levels of THC. Another choice is Broad spectrum CBD which contains many cannabinoids such as CBN and CBG which are found naturally in the cannabis plant without any THC.

Be sure to take a look at the reviews from customers and stay away from brands that make false claims.

Lastly, if you suffer from allergies, you may want to read the list of ingredients before using the product.

Hemp is incredibly moisturizing

When your hair is dry it can become limp and soft. You will know if your hair needs moisture if it feels a little schmaltzy and has a lack of luster, dull finish.

When you wash your hair too often, it can strip it of its natural oils. Low humidity, dry, cool winters or using hair products that contain ingredients such as alcohol can also make your hair dry.

No worries, hemp oil to the rescue. Your dry hair needs oil to bring it back to a shiny healthy look. When you infuse your hair with hemp oil it will help to prevent water loss, resulting in beautiful, shiny hair.

Scalp irritation

You need to have a healthy scalp in order to have healthy hair. If your scalp is dry, tight or itchy, you could have sensitive skin. Most shampoos contain sulfates and detergents that are irritating to the scalp making it worse.

Thanks to the high content of antioxidants and vitamin E, hemp seed oil can change that. There is a kind of antioxidant that can specifically repair and calm aggravated skin. It is called phytosterols and hemp seed oil is rich with it. So, the next time your scalp is feeling itchy, red or flaky, take a little hemp oil for soothing relief.

Does Indian hemp thicken hair?

Dry, coarse, color treated hair can easily have breakage. Broken strands of hair can cause frizz and split ends which can be unattractive to say the least.

Indian hemp oil has lipids which will strengthen the strands, giving you sturdier, thicker, healthier looking hair. Hair that is weak is usually porous. Hemp can soak your hair and fill in the frail parts with nutrients such fatty acids and lineoleic.

When taking fatty acids and omega-3 as a supplement, they are known to be good for your hair. Hemp oil definitely has a lot of both.

A 2015 study discovered improved hair density and diameter of those that took omega-3 supplements over a period of six months.

It was also discovered in the same study that omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 when combined with antioxidants prevented hair loss for those that participated.

What does Indian hemp hair cream do?

Indian hemp hair cream can protect against thinning hair, hair loss and promote regrowth. It also can increase blood circulation in the scalp, which stimulates new hair growth.

Kuza 100% Indian Hemp Hair & Scalp Treatment can help in the treatment of damaged hair and make it look smooth, soft and natural.

Soft Touch: Kuza hemp treatment delivers powerful, concentrated moisture and a soft touch to your hair. It will provide natural smooth and soft curls.

Healthier Hair: The fine oils and Indian hemp found in Kuza are hard at work to soften, smooth and lock in moisture promoting healthier looking hair and regrowth.

Course hair: Kuza hair treatment was precisely formulated for course hair. It is sulfate free and can strengthen, restore and revive your hair.

Use daily: No more damaged, dry hair with this amazing product. Use daily for the most effective way to prevent damage caused by chemicals.

From your roots to your tips, Kutz 100% Indian Hair and Scalp Treatment does it all!

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