Dr. Zora DeGrandpre practices naturopathic medicine (home visits) in rural Washington and is a professional medical and scientific writer and editor, specializing in naturopathic, functional, botanical and integrative medicine. Zora has degrees in drug design, immunology and natural medicine and has extensive research experience in cancer and molecular immunology. She has written textbooks in AP Chemistry and Biology as well as textbooks in botanical medicine and the interactions between botanical medicines and pharmaceutics. She has written grants, curricula and articles in naturopathic, functional and integrative medicine and is currently writing a textbook chapter on the effects of nutrition on epigenetic changes and the pathophysiology of chronic disease.
That gray area may not last very long, but, of course, time will tell. Consumers should always be certain they are purchasing any hemp product from a reputable source, as opposed to producers who are more concerned with profit than purity, and should always check for independent [third-]party lab reports to ensure that the product they are buying does not contain contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, fungal and other toxins, and contaminating microbes.15 May 2022