Did you know that CBD is completely separated and isolated from THC and CBD cannot get you “high”
Many people tend to mistake CBD for THC when they have completely different properties.
It’s easy to see how people can get overwhelmed with the amount of available sources for CBD and the many variations. Although there is no prescribed dosages required to take CBD, there are a few factors you can consider when making a decision to use CBD.
#1 Are you looking for CBD , Isolate, Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum?
#2 Do you know the difference between the three types of extracts?
#3 What delivery system are you going to use in order to have the CBD entered into your blood stream?
* Examples of delivery system, could be gel capsule, oil dropper tincure, disolvable pill or tablet, vapor, nano, spray, Micro Mist Spray
#4 One of the most important thing to consider is the efficacy of the delivery system
* Which one will absorb the most in the bloodstream
If you’re new to Cannabidiol, you’ll want to start here. We are putting the most important facts surrounding Cannabidiol together to cut through some of the confusion and give you a clearer picture about this new cannabinoid known as CBD.
To make this simple, the only aspect of the Cannabis plant that will get you high or provide psychedelic properties is THC. When the farm bill was passed in 2018 by president Trump it opened the flood gates for the CBD market in every state that had not legalized cannabis.
The 2018 farm bill or Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was passed by the Senate on December 11, 2018, and by the House on December 12, 2018. This bill allowed for the use of all the other extracts in cannabis plant, including CBD other than THC except in very low dosages.
What is a Cannabinoid?
Simply put, cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant. There are dozens of compounds including Cannabidiol (CBD), THC, and a host of other cannabinoids. Together they are responsible for the benefits and drawbacks to medical marijuana and industrial hemp-based products.
Technically, CBD and its sister cannabinoid compounds are classified as phytocannabinoids, which means that they’re derived from plants. But there are also several other types of cannabinoids you should know about too.
For example, the cannabinoids produced within the body’s endocannabinoid system are known as endocannabinoids (such as arachidonoylethanolamine, virodhamine, and many others). There are also cannabinoids manufactured via chemical reactions in laboratories, known as synthetic cannabinoids.
What is CBD (Cannabidiol) and How Does It Work?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the most abundant cannabinoids present in cannabis plants, second only to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). All cannabinoids work alongside the body’s naturally occurring compounds within an extensive regulatory system known as the endocannabinoid system or ECS.
The ECS comprises many receptors throughout the body. They can be activated either by the body’s naturally occurring cannabinoids or by plant-based phytocannabinoids such as CBD and THC. Cannabidiol and THC primarily interact with two receptors: CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptors are found in the brain and nervous system, while CB2 receptors are found primarily in the immune system.
However, unlike THC, CBD does not bind directly to those receptors. Instead, scientists believe it has an inhibitory effect on them. Through its indirect stimulation, CBD encourages a return towards a perfect internal and external homeostasis.
Where Does CBD Come From?
CBD is extracted and separated from specific varieties of cannabis, often known as hemp. Chemically, CBD is one of 85 chemical substances known as cannabinoids, which are all found in the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most abundant compound in hemp, typically representing up to 40% of its extracts.
However, here is where the confusion starts. The most abundant constituent of cannabis is the cannabinoid known as THC, an intoxicating and illegal substance that is responsible for causing marijuana users to get “high.”