Author: Chocolope Chickadee

CBD is the sister cannabinoid to THC, the psychoactive and mentally impairing cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. The chemical compounds aren’t alone as there are several documented cannabinoids that provide a diverse range of medical benefits to mental and physical wellness.cannabinoids

Because CBD doesn’t “get you high”, it’s often shrugged off by heavy THC users. The times are changing and when we know better, we do better. It’s time we do better by praising CBD for it’s multitude of services.

Here are 5 quick facts about CBD (it’s about to get sciency, fam!)

1. What are cannabinoids and how many are there?

A cannabinoid is a chemical compound. Any of a group of closely related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis are considered cannabinoids. The discovery of the first cannabinoid receptors in the 1980s proved that cannabinoids interact with cell membrane bound receptors. These receptors are common in animals, and have been found in mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. The human brain has more cannabinoid receptors than any other G protein-coupled receptor type outnumbering many eukaryotes including yeast, choanoflagellates, and numerous animals. At least 85 different cannabinoids have been isolated from the Cannabis plant. The best studied cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN)

2. If you don’t get high, what’s the point of CBD and CBN. Doesn’t high THC mean good weed?

Not necessarily. Believe it or not, THC heavy strains are not what medicinal users really want all the time. Many patients are functional members of society who like to navigate clear headed. For non recreational purposes, a “high” is not always necessarily the goal of consuming.

3. Can CBD be found in drug tests?

In numerous states, CBD is the only cannabinoid available for legal consumption. This has led to many believing urinalysis tests searching for THC will come up negative. However, when CBD is taken in excess a false positive can totally happen. CBD products produced from hemp often contain a fractional amount of THC. When you are taking 1000-2000 mg of hemp oil a day, this can result in the consumption of anywhere up to 2-6 mg of THC

4.What is CBD used for?

The list is long and growing:
Cigarette Addiction
Targeted analgesic, anti-inflammatory,
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Crohn’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis

5. How can I consume CBD?

CBD comes in an assortment of consumable methods including:
Flower, tincture, edible treats, elixirs, concentrates, waxes and shatters. CBD can also be found in adhesive patch form for long exposure dosing and target analgesic and anti inflammatory use.

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