CBD 101 - What is CBD?
Known simply as CBD to most, Cannabidiol is one of over 113 extremely powerful compounds that naturally derive from the resinous Hemp plant. Not to be confused with its Cannabaceae family member that is famous for its THC production.
Contrary to popular belief, CBD is indeed psychoactive due to the fact that it does cross the blood-brain barrier. True to popular belief, CBD is non-intoxicating. Patent 6,630,507, titled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants,” was issued on Oct. 7, 2003, to the United States as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The patent recognizes the effectiveness of cannabinoids for treating oxidation-related diseases caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that cause damage to cellular organisms and lead to illness and aging in humans, and their ability to protect neurons and heal damage to the Central Nervous System (CNS).
CBD and me!
CBD is simply short for “cannabidiol”, the second-most abundant cannabinoid molecule produced by the cannabis or hemp plant. The most abundant molecule, of course, being THC: the psychoactive chemical famous for making users feel “high” (CBD does not have this effect). Keep in mind that your body already has an endocannabinoid system, an extremely important molecular system that your body uses to regulate and perform various critical functions. CBD binds to receptors in this system; our bodies were designed to interface with cannabinoids from the very beginning —we even naturally produce them!
How Does CBD Work?
As we stated earlier, your body already has a wildly complex endocannabinoid system that affects several different areas and functions. That system is rife with “receptors, ” sites that await cannabinoid molecules’ presence. When the cannabinoid nears, the receptor will bind it to itself, creating a sophisticated chemical interaction that modern science is only just beginning to scratch the surface of understanding. Unlike its sister molecule THC, CBD does not make you feel high — but don’t think that a lack of psychoactive or intoxicating effect means that nothing is occurring. On the contrary, it’s very clear that there are many chemical responses that occur when CBD binds to those cannabinoid receptors. That being said, the endocannabinoid system is ubiquitous in the human body, affecting nearly all major functions in some way (especially homeostatic regulation). Because of this, it’s quite a task to discern everything that CBD does, exactly, when the binding occurs. That’s where the research is at right now: trying to solve that very mystery.
CANNABINOID CBD FACTS
- CBD does not get you “high” (non-intoxicating)
- Comes from hemp or cannabis plants
- Can be legally shipped to all 50 states + CBD is legal to buy and own
CBD VS THC
CBD does not get you high
CBD combats THC effects
CBD is not addictive
Farm bill compliant CBD is legal
THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation.
THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. It produces a high or sense of euphoria.
Although THC is best known for its mind-altering euphoria, it too has important medical benefits.
Laws are changing all the time on cannabis. Many states allow medical marijuana, containing THC, for several uses, but it is still illegal under federal law.
Frequently Asked Questions
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabis Sativa plant, which is also known as marijuana or hemp. CBD is the second most active ingredient in the cannabis plant only to THC.
No, Farm Bill Compliant CBD will not make you high.
Yes, CBD is indeed psychoactive but is not Intoxicating.
Yes, Farm Bill Compliant CBD is legal in all 50 States.
No, you can not test positive for Farm Bill Compliant CBD.
Yes, 100% Farm Bill Compliant CBD can be legally shipped directly to you in all 50 states.
Broad-spectrum CBD features the full range of hemp’s natural cannabinoids but has the THC removed.
Full-spectrum CBD is the purest, unprocessed, and unfiltered hemp extract which contains all of the hemp plant’s beneficial nutrients: cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils including THC.