Cannabidiol or CBD is one of many active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is quickly changing the debate surrounding the use of marijuana as medicine with studies showing a wide array of health benefits. CBD is shown to reduce inflammation and decrease pain, control and in some cases eliminate seizures, combat cancer cells and much more.
Unlike THC CBD does not get you high and is non psychoactive. It can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. This makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief without the stoned feeling.
Every day the benefits of CBD are becoming more apparent. Families have even been relocating to cannabis friendly states with medical marijuana laws so that they can treat their children and loved ones.
Some conditions treated with CBD
- Crohn’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Seizures and Epilepsy
Just to name a few.
High CBD strains are typically very low in THC and CBD extracts are usually derived from hemp. A specialized extraction process is used to yield highly concentrated CBD oil.
Research suggests that cannabinoids such as CBD interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system by linking with the two main types of cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, which are found on cells throughout the body. The endocannabinoid system is involved in a variety of physiological processes including managing pain, inflammation response, appetite, mood, and memory.