Is CBD Marijuana?
No. Marijuana (or “pot”) is a plant; CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound. Marijuana contains “THC” which causes the euphoric “high” people get from smoking a joint. CBD does not cause this euphoric high.
Is CBD Legal?
Where does CBD come from?
CBD comes from the cannabis plant. People refer to cannabis plants as either hemp or marijuana, depending on their level of THC. Hemp plants that are legal under the Farm Bill must contain less than 0.3% THC.
Over the years, marijuana farmers have selectively bred their plants to contain high levels of THC and other compounds that interested them, often because the compounds produced a smell or had another effect on the plant’s flowers.
However, hemp farmers have rarely modified the plant. These hemp plants are used to create CBD oil.
How Does CBD Work In My Body?
All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors.
The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It also has two receptors for cannabinoids, called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.
CB1 receptors are present throughout the body, but many are in the brain.
The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, emotions, and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, and other functions. THC attaches to these receptors.
Researchers once believed that CBD attached to these CB2 receptors, but it now appears that CBD does not attach directly to either receptor.
Instead, it seems to direct the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.
Natural relief, comfort and rejuvenation properties.
People tend to use prescription or over-the-counter drugs to relieve chronic post-sports, post-workout and chronic muscle and joint discomfort.
Some people believe that CBD offers a more natural alternative.
The researchers suggested that the non-psychoactive compounds in marijuana, such as CBD, could provide a new treatment to provide relief, comfort and rejuvenation for your body.