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Over the past few years, considerable attention has focused on cannabidiol (CBD), a major nonpsychotropic constituent of cannabis.
In the last 45 years it has been possible to demonstrate that CBD has a wide range of pharmacological effects, many of which being of great therapeutic interest, but still waiting to be confirmed by clinical trials.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD), is one of at least 85 known cannabinoids secreted by the cannabis flower. Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not create the psychoactive “high” marijuana is known for, while still offering a range of benefits.
How does CBD work?
Plant-derived cannabinoids imitate the ones our own bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids promote the body’s own process of self-regulation in what is called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
Found in all vertebrates, the ECS is a biological system throughout the body that maintains homeostasis; “the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment”.
What is the difference between marijuana and hemp?
Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of the same species, Cannabis Sativa, but differ greatly in chemical composition and usage. Hemp is classified as containing 0.3% or less THC.
Hemp Oil VS. CBD Oil: What's The Difference?
First, the basics. In the simplest sense, CBD oil is made from extracting oil from the buds and leaves of the cannabis plant for more powerful health benefits, while hemp seed oil (commonly referred to as just “hemp oil”) is derived only from the less potent seeds. Learn more about the differences here.