What is CBD? Learn about Cannabidiol
One of the active chemicals in hemp and cannabis is cannabidiol (CBD), a compound that has proven significant medical benefits but does not contain any of the psychoactive effects that make people feel “stoned." In fact, CBD can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC and doesn't get people high.
Cannabidiol can be extracted and distilled from hemp, cannabis, and synthetic methods. With the popularity of medical marijuana, studies have shown that CBD (without or with low THC and none of the recreational effects) has effective uses in relief from psychosis, seizures, inflammation, pain, anxiety, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
Some key facts about CBD:
CBD is a key active component of cannabis & hemp
There are over 60 compounds in modern cannabis that belongs to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Out of all of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, which is why it is now being recognized and studies.
CBD is non-psychoactive
Unlike it's sister cannabinoid THC, CBD does not cause a high because it does not act on the same pathways as THC does. Numerous scientific and medical studies suggest that CBD even acts to counteract and reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment and paranoia.
CBD has a wide range of medical benefits
Recent medical studies have identified several medical properties of Cannabidiol.
|Medical Properties of CBD||Effects|
|Antiemetic||Reduces nausea and vomiting|
|Anticonvulsant||Suppresses seizure activity|
|Antipsychotic||Combats psychosis disorders|
|Anti-inflammatory||Combats inflammatory disorders|
|Anti-oxidant||Combats neurodegenerative disorders|
|Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer||Combats tumor and cancer cells|
|Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant||Combats anxiety and depression disorders|