WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in hemp and marijuana plants. It’s different to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound that gets you high. Simply put, CBD is the part of the cannabis plant that contains numerous health benefits without the psychoactive properties that marijuana is known for.
The reason why CBD has been so popular recently is because laboratories have finally been able to do extensive studies on the effects of it, and the results so far have been exciting. Study after study has shown that CBD benefits the human body in a multitude of ways, and the FDA just recently announced it was recommending cannabis-based drugs to treat epilepsy.
But the benefits don’t stop there. Numerous studies provide evidence that CBD fights cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stress, anxiety, pain, and more.
In December of 2017, the World Health Organization — a subsidiary of the United Nations — came out with a full report, indicating that:
1) They consider CBD to be safe to use (not harmful).
2) CBD doesn’t harbor abuse potential (in other words, CBD is not addictive).
3) Taking CBD doesn’t result in negative side effects.
WHY IS CBD SO BENEFICIAL?
The real secret is that every single human body has an endocannabinoid system. It’s a network of neurons that runs through our entire body, through all the major organs and plugged into our bloodstream.
What this means is that our body is built for cannabidiol. We have the engine — but we’ve been denying it the fuel because marijuana has been outlawed.
However, now with CBD not making people high, the tables have been turning and states are allowing their citizens to purchase it as long as it doesn’t have an effective amount of THC that will make them high.