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BREAKING FREE WITH CBD: Accessibility for those with Disabilities

By Star Barnes January 30, 2020 0 comments

In a world of expensive and inaccessible healthcare, many people need some sort of solution for what ails them. My fiance Ben, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which is a painful connective tissue disorder, and a majority of that solution for him is using CBD. Many people suffering with such issues struggle to get the care they need and CBD might offer a solution to these people as well, as long as it remains accessible. 

Often people with disabilities struggle to make enough money to obtain necessary medicines. This is largely due to the fact that many companies are allowed to pay their employees with disabilities far less than their able-bodied counterparts. This is especially an issue, because these people who are making significantly less generally have to pay far more to survive and care for themselves medically. It becomes quite apparent that the barriers people with disabilities are facing cause an incredible disconnect for quality of life between those who are disabled and those who are able bodied. 

Many with disabilities -- specifically physical disabilities -- suffer issues with mobility. Going to a doctor to write a prescription, then to a pharmacy to wait for medication, and finally to go home to take said medication can be a huge weight on a disabled person’s shoulders. Many disabled people with mobility issues aren’t even receiving the care they really need.

Luckily, for many of these people, there is a more accessible option. Granted, not everyone responds to CBD -- but there is research supporting that CBD may help with a variety of issues. Often, people with disabilities are experiencing a myriad of different symptoms. Having relief from any one of these symptoms could be a blessing, and many people who have come into Discover CBD say that CBD changed their life. 

Unfortunately, this potentially life-changing molecule isn’t always widely accepted even with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which states that CBD derived from industrial hemp is legal federally. According to the Farm Bill, hemp is defined as cannabis “with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” Marijuana is cannabis with greater than 0.3 percent total THC. The low amount of THC in hemp is not enough to intoxicate people, unlike marijuana. However, many individuals who might benefit from CBD still have concerns due to marijuana being demonized back in the days of reefer madness. Because of this stigma, many are confused about the difference between marijuana and hemp and hold negative preconceptions of CBD. This confusion and debate continues even to the level of federal banking. Necessities as simple as debit and credit card processing were denied for many CBD stores nationwide for months, and many operators continue to be unable to accept anything other than cash -- as processing CBD transactions is still considered “high-risk” for the banking industry. This put most companies at a disadvantage and hampered the accessibility of CBD for all consumers, but with time and effort Discover CBD managed to ensure that we have card processing for our customers online and in our stores.

Although due to the lack of federal regulation, a lot of “CBD” products on the market from other companies are not always what they claim to be. Even though federal regulation is not in place just yet, Discover CBD believes in self regulation and does provide 3rd party lab testing for every batch to help customers understand what is in their product, but these obstacles, including the stigma, difficulty banking, and lack of regulation only make it more difficult for consumers to navigate the market overall.

The accessibility of CBD should be protected to offer possible solutions for the numerous people struggling to get adequate care. Life with disabilities can be challenging enough as it is, and navigating a world with many barriers only adds insult to injury. People with disabilities deserve to live a life free of the shackles society locks them into, and if CBD can potentially help these people, all the better.  

Here at Discover CBD, we strive to make our products as accessible as possible for everyone! We have several retail stores throughout the U.S with five locations Colorado, and franchise stores that have opened up in other states including two in Minnesota, one in Illinois, and one in Texas. If you cannot make it into any of these locations to come visit us, we do offer shipping through USPS directly to all 50 states, and offer free shipping on orders over $99! We also offer sales to customers regularly, especially when they sign up for our newsletter -- which offers a one time 10% off code. Additionally, we offer bulk discounts on several of our Active CBD Oil products including:

 

 Active CBD Oil Water Soluble Broad Spectrum CBD Tinctures

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If you have any questions about CBD or any of our products or need any assistance placing an order please do not hesitate to contact us anytime!

 


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