What is CBD Oil? 

No doubt you’ve heard discussion about CBD Oil. Ads are saturating the marketplace on billboards, magazines, social media and news reports, but what is it?

The FDA defines the plant it’s extracted from as, “Cannabis is a plant of the Cannabaceae family and contains more than eighty biologically active chemical compounds. The most commonly known compounds are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the component that produces the “high” associated with marijuana use. Much interest has been seen around CBD and its potential related to health benefits. Marijuana is different from CBD. CBD is a single compound in the cannabis plant, and marijuana is a type of cannabis plant or plant material that contains many naturally occurring compounds, including CBD and THC.”

The FDA recently approved a drug derived from CBD to treat rare forms of epilepsy and continues to do research on claims that it has medicinal properties to treat arthritis, PTSD, anxiety, and more. Those claims may be substantive, but the FDA requires blind studies done on humans and animals. So while millions of people swear by it, including Rack Ops CBD founder Joe Rivas, medical studies have not been completed, but there are numerous patterns of research that suggest enormous benefits.

As mentioned above, Rack Ops CBD founder, former special ops engineer and Green Beret Joe Rivas has found relief from using cannabidiol oil (CBD Oil). He began to see their symptoms fade with regular use, but like the FDA’s Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D, Joe was concerned by the lack of transparency about manufacturing and growing from brands he found online.  According to Abernethy, the FDA has received  “reports of products containing contaminants, such as pesticides and heavy metals.” 

After enduring numerous negative side effects from drug prescribed by the VA medical staff, Joe knew how vital it was to produce CBD Oil free from any pesticides or contaminants, which is why he has now devoted his family’s farm to growing organic hemp and extracting the oil in his company lab on the same property.

That is Rack Ops CBD’s promise to customers: CBD oil derived from organic hemp grown on American soil in Wisconsin. It is extracted and bottled under strict guidelines required by the state to be licensed as growers and processors, a designation that the company is proud to have.

With the recent approval by the FDA of a CBD-derived drug, we are confident more research will prove the medicinal benefits that Joe and others have found using Rack Ops CBD. 

Veteran News

VA and Big Pharma: What everyone should know

The Veterans Administration overprescribed opiates and psychiatric medication for more than a decade, and then swung back dangerously in the other direction about five years ago.

Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma played a key role in spreading opiate use among veterans by giving $200,000 to essentially turn the VA into its propaganda arm,  rel=”noopener”>according to an investigative report by Newsweek.

Lawsuit by Veterans allege Big Pharma funded anti-US militia in Iraq

U.S. and European drug companies indirectly yet knowingly funded Iran-backed Iraqi militias that carried out attacks against U.S. troops, veterans of the Iraq War alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

The lawsuit alleges that five drug companies won contracts with the Iraqi government during the 2003 peak of the war with knowledge that free drugs and medical devices would end up in the hands of a Shiite militia.

That militia would then sell the drugs and devices to the black market to fund its operations against the U.S., the New York Times reported.