What you need to know about CBD

What is CBD?

CBD or in its long form Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids found in both Cannabis and Hemp. 

CBD is an extraordinarily potent anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmotic and neuroprotective substance. It dramatically reduces anxiety without affecting mental capabilities.  

Can CBD get you high?

Its not all about getting high. Especially with CBD which is completely non-psychoactive cannabinoid and contains such low levels of THC (0.2% or less) that its non-intoxicating. CBD is more about chilling out, sleeping better and reducing pain. 

What are Cannabinoids?

There are more than one hundred unique chemical compounds found in both the Cannabis and Hemp plants called cannabinoids. The two most famous cannabinoids are CBD and THC. THC is the intoxicating cannabinoid that acts as a euphoriant and gets you “high.” CBD is the non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has recently received so much attention in the medical as well as the health and wellness space.

What is the difference between Cannabis and Hemp?

Cannabis (sometimes referred to as Marijuana) and Hemp are actually two varieties of the same plant species – Cannabis Sativa. Because they share the same species name, there is a lot of confusion around the differences between them. Both varieties produce cannabinoids. Hemp is the variety of Cannabis Sativa that has been bred to have very low levels of THC (0.3% or less) and high levels of CBD. In fact, to be legally considered Hemp, the Cannabis plant must have no more than 0.3% THC.

 


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