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Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” Under a microscope, parts of it look like a honeycomb. If you have osteoporosis, the holes and spaces in the honeycomb are much bigger than they are in healthy bone. The bones become more fragile and more likely to break. In fact, breaks or fractures are the main symptom and the principal consequence of this illness.

Osteoporosis can affects anyone, even children and adolescents, men and women of any age but especially postmenopausal women.

In fact, approximately 2 million women in Spain suffer from osteoporosis, with a prevalence in the postmenopausal population of 25% (1 in every 4 women). It is estimated that the illness causes some 25,000 bone fractures each year and approximately 1 of every 3 women and 1 of every 5 men over 50 will have an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime.

In general, New Jersey is a CBD-friendly state. The state even has its own New Jersey hemp program, enacted in August 2019. This program authorizes New Jersey operations to grow and sell hemp for commercial purposes in the Garden State, including for extracting phytocannabinoids like CBD. Companies can apply to be a hemp grower or a processor/handler under the program.

CBD products sourced from industrial hemp were descheduled with the 2018 “Farm Bill,” passed in December 2018. This law clarified a confusing contradiction embodied in the 2014 Farm Bill, which stated that derivatives of industrial hemp are federally legal, yet extracts such as CBD oil were deemed “marijuana extract,” illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Is Delta 8 legal in New Jersey?

It’s also important to know the difference between Core Roots For Life’s Delta 8 and Delta 8 products you may see in a cannabis dispensary. Delta 8 products in a dispensary are only legal for sale to adults 21+ in a legal adult-use or medical cannabis program. That’s because this version of Delta 8 is extracted from cannabis that has high levels of THC, which is the type only allowed through a medical or adult-use cannabis program.

The CSA classifies all “marijuana extract” as a Schedule I, highly-addictive substance with no known medical value. Because industrial hemp is a variant of the cannabis sativa plant, CBD and other industrial hemp extracts were in a legal gray area for quite some time. The 2018 Farm Bill greenlights extracts that come from what’s called “industrial hemp,” which is cannabis sativa bred to have .3% or less THC (what gets you high). Core Roots CBD is derived from industrial hemp grown in Kentucky.

If you are unsure if CBD is legal in your state, you can find a great law tracker here courtesy of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The state-level laws concerning industrial hemp products, including CBD, are rapidly evolving, with many jurisdictions adopting neutral or positive stances on the products.