Local man urges for Cannabidiol access in Newnan – Newnan Times-Herald

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by Clay Neely

After personally witnessing the powerful healing effects of CBD oil, Timothy Camp aims to bring the same hope to Coweta County.


For Timothy Camp, hope is what fuels good health.

A native of Lakeland, FL, Camp was originally called to the ministry 20 years ago. His travels took him across the Southwest until he eventually returned home to the South to be closer to family.

Camp’s mother was diagnosed with diabetes and his family took a homeopathic approach to fighting the disease. Along with an organic garden, Camp began to research the healing properties of cannabidiol oil.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound in cannabis that has significant medical effects, but does not make people feel “stoned.” The compound counters rather than produces psychoactive effects commonly associated with THC, the principal ingredient of the cannabis plant.

Cannabidiol come be obtained from both medical marijuana plants and industrially grown hemp plants. Hemp refers to varieties of the plant that have less than .3 percent THC present in samples. Plants over .3 percent are considered “marijuana.”

While the popular “Charlotte’s Web” strain of medical marijuana that is used for children with seizures is CBD rich and low in THC, it still falls into the illegal category for Georgia residents, as it is derived from marijuana and not hemp.

Though hemp-based CBD products have a miniscule amount of THC, they are legal in all 50 states when sold as nutritional supplements.

The reduced psychoactivity of CBD makes it an appealing treatment option for patients seeking anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, and/or anti-spasm effects without disconcerting lethargy or dysphoria.

For Camp, it sounded like the perfect, natural supplement for conventional medicine.

“Believe it or not, the fact that you don’t get high is one of the biggest selling points of the oil,” he said. “You can experience all of …read more