What is Cannabidiol or CBD?

CBD_Cannabidiol_MoleculeCannabidiol (CBD) is one the main ingredients in the marijuana plant and belongs to a unique class of compounds known as cannabinoids. While many strains of marijuana are known for having abundant levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid that causes euphoria or a “high,” strains containing CBD are less common despite CBD being the second most concentrated cannabinoid in the marijuana plant.

CBD has recently started to draw lots of attention from the medical community. According to research, the CBD cannabinoid possess a variety of therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic, anti-cancer, and bone-stimulating properties. CBD is also know to block the psychoactive effect of THC in the nervous system and may protect marijuana users from getting too high by reducing the psychosis-like effects of THC. That means in all plants in the cannabis family, there is a chemical that will induce a psychoactive effect and another that will block it.


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