CBD – short for cannabidiol, is one of many chemical compounds found in cannabis. Cannabidiol is thought to have the potential for treating a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, including anxiety, inflammation, pain, seizures and even chronic addictions such as alcoholism. Unlike the active ingredient in marijuana THC (another chemical compound found in cannabis) which causes a “high” when ingested, CBD offers no psychoactive effects and is not thought to alter a user’s state of mind. This makes CBD attractive for those looking to medicate without feeling the “stoned” effects often associated with THC rich marijuana.
CBD is also generally considered to be safe at high doses and has not shown any indications of causing dependency.
Many people believe that Cannabidiol (CBD) can relieve pain and has many therapeutic qualities. While more research is needed on the effects of CBD, many people are turning to it to help with chronic pain, trouble sleeping, anxiety and a variety of other issues.
Cannabis is a type of plant with different varieties, including marijuana plants and hemp plants. Until recently, it has been strongly associated with recreational marijuana use. Cannabis plants produce over 400 compounds, over sixty of which are unique to the plant and can be isolated for medicinal and other purposes.
Cannabinoids are the active chemical compounds that are unique to cannabis plants. They are the active ingredients in various cannabis products that lead to benefits and other effects.
Cannabidiol or CBD is a cannabinoid found in the seeds, stalks, and flowers of the cannabis plant. It occurs naturally and can be extracted, independent of other cannabinoids and in oil form.
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is the most commonly found cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. Known for its psychoactive effects, it is the compound responsible for the “high” produced by recreational and medical cannabis or marijuana. Many CBD products contain little or no THC at all.