So what is CBD?? Everyone’s talking about it, asking questions or maybe your friends or family are already using it. There is a lot of information swirling around out there so I wanted to make sure to include some truths about CBD on my website.
The facts and information from this article were largely gathered from the book ‘the ABC’s of CBD’ by Shira Adler. If you are looking to further your knowledge of CBD and its properties, I highly recommend her easy-to-read book. Some trusted websites to also consider are leafly.com and projectcbd.com.
First of all CBD is a rising phenomenon right now for its pain and inflammation relieving qualities, but in fact, CBD has been around for a very long time.
CBD is short for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of dozens of chemical compounds called cannabinoids that occur naturally in the cannabis plant. CBD is the primary compound associated with pain relieving qualities. Importantly, CBD is nonaddictive, nonpsychoactive and has no known side effects. It is a natural analgesic, a gentle sleep aid, and a strong anti-inflammatory agent.
Many people confuse CBD with THC. THC short for tetrahydrocannabinol and is the psychoactive compound that is prevalent in the marijuana plant. Marijuana and Hemp, although different varieties of the same species (cannabis), differ in their cultivation, function, and application. Both THC and CBD are recognized and processed by a group of receptors in the brain that make up the endocannabinoid system. CBD will deliver clear-headed, functional, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety effects without the euphoric high associated with THC. THC, when ingested and smoked will affect a person’s memory, movements, and concentration while the brain releases dopamine and interferes with how information is processed in the brain. There is far less THC in the hemp plant than the marijuana plant. The amount is a negligible 0.3% and considered the federal legal limit for industrial hemp. So in short, can CBD derived from hemp get you high? The answer is no!
CBD can support and work for many health conditions including!
Hemp has about 25,000 applications including paper textiles, dietary and nutritional supplements clothing, biodegradable plastics, biofuel, food, and animal feed.’