WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most commonly found cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. It is also the most researched, besides THC. CBD is a non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a “head high” on its own. CBD is also commonly used to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC.
CBD makes up about 40% of the cannabis plant, making it easily extracted. When CBD is fully isolated from the cannabis plant, the product is called CBD isolate. This product is straight CBD, meaning the consumer will only gain the effects of CBD. You can also purchase Broad Spectrum, which is CBD and other cannabinoids. With Broad Spectrum, the consumer not only gains the effects of CBD, but also other cannabinoids. The last way to take CBD is Full Spectrum. Full Spectrum has CBD and other cannabinoids in it, including THC.
WHAT ABOUT RESEARCH?
According to Harvard Health Publishing, CBD can be commonly used for anxiety, chronic and inflammatory pain. Many studies over the years have shown that CBD is a great tool to fight anxiety, depression, and stress.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD can be used in various forms, including: tinctures, capsules, flower, edibles, and more. CBD itself interacts with the body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 and CB2 receptors are mostly found within the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. The chemical reaction that happens when CBD binds with the endocannabinoid system has been shown to be very therapeutic.
HIGH CBD STRAINS
- Remedy - lemon, pine
- ACDC - citrus, spicy, sweet
- Ringo’s Gift - earthy, mint
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- Harlequin - herbal, pine, peppery
- Sweet and Sour Widow - sweet, sour onion
- Stephen Hawking Kush - woody, earth, berry, tea
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Molar mass: 314.464 g/mol
ChemSpider ID: 24547
PubChem CID: 644019