Since the inception of NCB in the SSR mysterious death case, the entire Bollywood town has come under the scanner of the illegal usage of drugs. While frequent alleged private chats of consumption of cannabis of these celebrities have been leaked, there also has been a debate on the illegal use of CBD oil.
Interview Times had a great opportunity to converse with the Co-Founder of Hempstrol, Deepika Sharma who cleared the air about legal and illegal CBD oil. This is how the interview went.
What was the purpose behind starting Hempstrol?
Hempstrol was started with a vision to bring solutions to human problems using a natural and organic approach. Hemp has been an essential part of our culture since old times. Hemp seed oil was often used in cooking, massaging, and as a pain relaxant at my home. My personal experiment with the oil was for curing Menstrual Cramps, and it worked wonders on releasing muscle pain. With Hempstrol, we aim to create only top quality premium products derived from Industrial Hemp and bring good health to your home.
How beneficial is Hempstrol Products for Humans?
Those who are looking for an organic and chemical-free solution for their ailments will definitely benefit from our products. As we use only natural plant extracts to create blends that specifically aims at a particular problem. Consuming chemicals, in the long run, may damage your body internally and have side effects; this is what makes Hempstrol products ideal for use for all age groups for it’s organic nature.
Apart from humans, does Hempstrol product helps animal as well?
Our Hemp Extract for Pets product is also created, keeping the functioning of pets in mind. Just like humans, animals also have an Endocannabinoid system which has CB1 and CB2 receptors. Hemp Extract or CBD Oil has been observed to work on Pets with Separation Anxiety, Low Appetite, and many medical ailments. Also, Hempstrol products are safe to use for pets as it doesn’t contain any additives or preservatives and are 100% Non – Psychoactive.
Recently, a lot of controversies are going around CBD oil of having a quotient of illegal drugs. What’s your view on it as you too produce CBD oil?
CBD Industry in India is still fresh, and not many people have come across its infinite benefits on health yet. It is unfortunate that CBD oil came into light this way. CBD oil is derived from two plants; the Marijuana plant and Industrial Hemp Plant. Hempstrol’s Hemp Extract or CBD Oil is derived from Industrial Hemp that contains compounds such as CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN with various cannabinoids. The Delta 9 THC compound, which has psychoactive effects on the body, should be in less than 0.3 percentage to make it legal and safe to consume in India.
So, is your CBD oil is safe to consume?
Our Signature Hemp Extract is 100 percent safe to consume.
It is the authentic oil that contains top-quality CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, and other various compounds found in Therapeutic Hemp Plant. It is sourced from the world’s best hemp farms in Colorado and is lab tested. We ensure that the plants selected for the extract are healthy and in perfect time for harvest. The Certificate Of Analysis, which is a Certified Third Party Lab Test Report, is available for all our customers giving them an in-depth and intricate detail about the cannabinoids present in the oil.
How can a customer differentiate between safe and harmful CBD oil?
When buying CBD Oil, it’s important to focus on quality. Quality is determined by asking the brand these questions.
- Where is the hemp sourced?
- Is it organic and natural?
- Does the company provide Third-party lab-verified test results for each batch it sells?
- What is the extraction method used?
In my opinion, harmful CBD oil is the one which has been derived from an unknown source; there is no clear data of extraction methods and comes with no Third Party Lab Test Result. If a customer comes through a product like this, they should stay away from it as they will lose out on money, and such a product would also put their health at risk.
Do you think this drug connection will affect the business in general?
We did get a lot of calls from our customers regarding the legality of our CBD oil. We know it became sensational, the way the word CBD was portrayed on mainstream media. But, then, it was somewhere necessary and time to bring out a clear differentiation among those who are selling quality legal products and those who were selling Hash oil or Marijuana Oil illegally and calling it CBD oil. CBD with other cannabinoids found in our Hemp Extract is Non – Psychoactive in nature. The business has been affected, but this will eventually pick up as the mainstream media itself cleared about the legality aspect of CBD Oil and also educated people why one should use CBD oil in the first place. It’s known for its Therapeutic Benefits, and the customer is now well informed on why they should use it and what brands they should approach.
Any Set of Plans for Hempstrol in the future?
At Hempstrol, we plan to build a brand which focusses on never-ending Research and Experimentation and bringing forth product which provides a solution to healthcare and lifestyle to people with hemp. We are currently working on an extensive range of products in the Health, Fashion, and Beauty Category that we would be launching soon for our Indian audience. We strive to build a Premium Hemp Industry in India, which is at par with excellence and represents India on the Global Market.
Image Source- Deepika Sharma Picture Wardrobe
Interviewed By- Sayak Karmakar- Resident Editor- Interview Times