What is CBD?
CBD (short for cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis plants. The fact that it is not a psychotropic means that it does not make people feel “stoned” and therefore appeals to patients looking for relief from various ailments such as anxiety, inflammation, nausea relief, lack of appetite, and many more conditions. Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system that regulates many of our physiological functions, and CBD helps to bring many people back in check when we get our bodies out of line.
Much government-funded scientific research has been done in the past 20 years pursuing CBD’s potential for treating a wide variety of ailments. Current investigations are underway at multiple academic research centers throughout the U.S. to learn more about CBD’s anti-cancer properties.
Is CBD Legal?
The legality of CBD depends on the concentration and source. CBD products derived from hemp plants are legal to buy and sell in all 50 states in the U.S. If derived from marijuana, CBD oil must be obtained in a state that participates in a regulated medical or recreational marijuana program.
Will CBD Get You High?
It depends on which CBD oil you use. If the oil is extracted from a hemp plant, then it will contain extremely low levels of THC and you will not experience a high. If the oil is extracted from marijuana plants, depending on the extraction process, ratio of THC to CBD, and the strain of the plant, there might be levels of THC which will product a feeling of being “stoned”.