CBD is short for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a cannabis compound that is present in both hemp and marijuana. CBD is non-intoxicating and offers a wide array of benefits.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems. There have been two primary receptors identified, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the brain and nervous systems. CB2 receptors are found throughout the body in the immune cells.
CBD derived from hemp is legal in most states, however state laws vary greatly throughout the country. It is important to research your local and state laws before consuming CBD products.
No. CBD products contain only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main cannabinoid responsible for deliver the "high" or "stoned" mind altering feelings.
While both hemp and marijuana belong to the same Cannabis Sativa family, they have different biological structures that create very distinct differences. Hemp typically contains higher concentrates of CBD with only trace amounts of THC. Marijuana is grown to contain large amountsof THC and varying amounts of CBD depending on the strain.
No. CBD is known to be non-toxic and there has not been a lethal dose determined. Studies have shown that the human body can tolerate chronic use and extremely high doses of 1500mg a day.
It's highly unlikely but not a definite no. Drug tests are not designed to detect CBD, however taking large doses or extended use of "full spectrum" CBD products may result in a false positive. There are trace amounts of THC in full spectrum products.
Cannabis Sativa plants contain over 100 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids and terpenoids. The "entourage effect" is how the body processes all these compounds together as opposed to isolating a single compound such as CBD, CBG, CBN, or THC. It is believed that taking a "full spectrum" product is more beneficial due to the synergistic relationship between cannabinoids and terpenoids which simultaneously interact with variousreceptors throughout your body.