CBD has shown to have in some cases the following effects: non psychoactive (does not cause a high), alerting in low to moderate doses, sedating in high doses, reduces pain, reduces muscle spasms, anti-inflammatory, stops nausea/vomiting, reduces anxiety/depression, counters psychotic thoughts, antioxidant, anticonvulsant, neuroprotectant, and anti-tumor.
Frequently Asked Questions
While both hemp and “marijuana” are theoretically variations of the Cannabis sativa plant, there are major distinctions among them.
In the US, the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” (as defined in Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014), is "the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
Marijuana generally refers to Cannabis sativa plants that have a high concentration of THC, and the word stems from the recreational use of THC rich cannabis for the purpose of getting “high.” Hemp plants possess a high concentration of CBD, with only traces of THC, and hemp extracts are associated with medicinal use.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological structure that controls and maintains your health. Endocannabinoids and its receptors are existing in the body, in the brain, different organs, glands, and connective tissues. This system is responsible for helping maintain many of our bodily functions.
Recent science has found that the endocannabinoid system does not just respond to the endocannabinoids produced in the body, but also respond to external cannabinoids like the Cannabidiol, or CBD. However, the Cannabidiol CBD doesn’t directly trigger either CB receptor. Instead, it modifies the receptors' ability to bind to cannabinoids. As well, CBD plays a larger role in the endocannabinoid system: influencing other types of receptors, while also enhancing your natural levels of endocannabinoids by occupying certain enzymes.