4 Fundamentals of CBD

What is CBD?

The debate around ‘medicinal cannabis’ in the UK has been hotting up recently with a few high profile cases shining a light on the benefits associated with Cannabis. Yet when people think of Cannabis, many imagine the recreational cannabis user but now they’re hearing amazing things about a cannabis compound that doesn’t get people high, it has left people wondering, what is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) cannabis molecule. Has antipsychotic effects.
Cannabidiol (CBD) cannabis molecule. Has antipsychotic effects. Skeletal formula.

What does CBD stand for?

CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol which is 1 of over 100 compounds called Cannabinoids that the Cannabis plant produces. The most recognised Cannabinoid is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) this is the psychoactive compound but CBD has been giving it a run for its money recently.


Video Transcript

4 Fundamentals of Cannabidiol 1.
CBD is not psychoactive The single most important thing about CBD is that, unlike THC, it won’t get you high.
2. CBD is legal almost everywhere. Because CBD doesn’t get you high, it can avoid the legal ban on marijuana.
3. CBD can come from hemp or marijuana plants. Where CBD comes from depends on the legal status of marijuana in your particular state.
If it’s illegal, your CBD most likely comes from hemp.
4. Breeders are working on crafting specialized strains.
Due to the recent demand for CBD, growers have started pursuing new strains that promote CBD production.

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