CBD: The Basics

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most well-known, non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in specific types of cannabis, and provides a variety of very important medicinal benefits. Unlike its sister cannabinoid THC, the CBD extracted from hemp provides a legal alternative to medical marijuana and provides consumers with the benefits of CBD without the risk of getting high.  Since CBD has no psychoactive effect, it is an excellent option for people seeking the medicinal benefits of cannabis without breaking the law, risking impairment or experiencing the stigma of seeking a prescription.  The CBD that’s found in hemp oil is quickly becoming the focus of widespread medical and scientific research.

What is a Cannabinoid?

Simply put, cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant. There are over 80 of these compounds including Cannabidiol (CBD), THC, and a host of other cannabinoids.  After THC, hemp CBD is by far the most studied natural cannabinoid.  According to many researchers, CBD may be the single most important cannabinoid ever discovered, and possesses great potential when it comes to increasing vitality in both humans and animals without the psychoactivity experienced with its sister cannabinoid THC.