What is CBD?

What is CBD?

What is CBD you ask? Well CBD or Cannabidiol is one of around 80 cannabinoids found in cannabis plants and along with THC is one of the 2 major component compounds. CBD is considered to have a wider range of medical applications than CBD and is a non-intoxicating compound that does not give the user a ‘high’ which can be attributed to THC.

what is CBD
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Up until recently the only way people seeking medical help from the properties of CBD could medicate themselves was to consume marijuana. Most cannabis/marijuana has a high percentage of THC to CBD and is therefore intoxicating to the user. In recent years cannabis breeders have managed to to produce CBD rich and CBD dominant cannabis strains which means people can benefit from the medicinal properties of CBD without having to get stoned. Unfortunately in much of the world even these High CBD strains are still illegal as they contain around 1% THC.

In the last year or 2 certain companies in Europe have started to experiment with extracting CBD from industrially grown hemp. This hemp is legal in most of the world as the THC content is almost zero but through an extraction process of large amounts of Hemp it is possible to create an oil with a high percentage of CBD. This CBD can be put in various products at various strengths dependent on the requirements of the user. It is now possible to produce hemp oil products with a percentage concentration of CBD ranging from 3% to 30%.  These varying concentrations of CBD can be delivered through products such as CBD oil drops, CBD sprays, CBD paste, CBD capsules and many more.

For more information on CBD check out some of these resources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabidiol

https://www.projectcbd.org/