What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it's not psychoactive.
Where does hemp come in to all this?
You've probably heard the terms cannabis, marijuana, and hemp all tossed around in relation to CBD. The plant Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there's a much higher percentage in hemp, which also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana.
When people talk about hemp oil, they're referring to oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. There are no cannabinoids—CBD or THC—in hemp oil. This ingredient is packed with healthy fats and often appears in beauty products for its moisturizing benefits.
Can I give it to my dog?
YES, CBD products are safe for pets, and they could show some benefits for pain and anxiety in pets.
What is the difference between Sativa and Indica?
What are the benefits of CBD?
CBD MAY benefit a person's health in a variety of ways.
Natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties
Quitting smoking and drug withdrawals
May be a promising treatment for people with opioid addiction disorders.
More research is necessary, but these findings suggest that CBD may help to prevent or reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Other neurological symptoms and disorders
post-traumatic stress disorder
social anxiety disorder
CBD could become a future treatment for acne vulgaris, the most common form of acne.
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