What Is CBD?
Cannabidiolor “CBD” is one of the dozens of non-psychoactive cannabinoids that can be found within the hemp plant. Cannabinoids have been found to have many medical and healing properties due to their ability to act on the cannabinoid receptors that are found throughout the human body and help promote a healthy immune and endocannabinoid system while aiding in pain-relief and anti-inflammatory purposes. CBD is not a psychotropic cannabinoid like THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is found in marijuana. It does not produce a “high”or euphoric effect. CBD was patented by the United States government in 2003 (Patent No. 6,630,507)
Unlike its brother molecule THC, CBD does not get you high — but don’t think that a lack of an intoxicating effect means that nothing is occurring. Many chemical responses occur when CBD binds to cannabinoid receptors. That being said, the endocannabinoid system is ubiquitous in the human body, affecting nearly all major functions in some way (especially in the overall regulation of your body). Even though pain relief is the most common use of CBD it is also proven in aiding with sleep, fighting anxiety, and treating multiple skin conditions.