CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabis plant, which is also known as marijuana or hemp. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the flower of cannabis, a plant whose rich medical history goes back thousands of years. Today, the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. It is a safe and non-addictive substance.
Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes, but unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive meaning it does not make a person feel “high” or ”stoned”. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.
The cannabis plant has two families:
Yes, it is! The 2018 Farm Bill includes a provision that legalizes the cultivation of hemp (cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC).
Many people are seeking more natural alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs with harsh side effects. By tapping into how we function biologically on a deep level, CBD can provide relief naturally for chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression, and many other conditions.
When CBD is introduced to the body, the cannabinoids (aka CBD) find receptors throughout the body. These receptors are known as the endocannabinoid system. A way to look at this is the lock and key metaphor — The locks are the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and the keys are cannabinoids.