Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is extracted from hemp, which is a plant grown for industrial use. CBD is the second most prevalent active ingredient of cannabis. It is a major component, but it does not have any psychoactive effect and thus does not cause one to feel a “high” effect. The psychoactive property found in marijuana is due to the component delta-9 Teterahydrocannabinoid, also known as THC.
CBD is a holistic healing solution with a host of proposed benefits. It has become immensely popular due to growing interest because of its low side effect profile which may help many with acute or chronic conditions.
Facts About CBD
1. CBD is not illegal.
CBD oils are federally legal, however, distribution and sales differ in each state.
2. CBD does not make you high.
The psychoactive properties of marijuana are only found in THC, not CBD.
3. CBD is not addictive.
According to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), in humans, CBD exhibits no effects of any abuse or dependence potential and there is no evidence of public health problems associated with use of pure CBD.
4. CBD can help with diseases.
Studies show that CBD can provide benefits and relief for these conditions: Alzheimer’s, OCD & PTSD, Insomnia, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis.
For more detailed information on what is best for you, please talk to a medical cannabis physician.