What Is CBD?


CBD is the second most prominent compound found within the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L.). Cannabidiol aka "CBD", is a promising phytocannabinoid found in hemp. Hemp has been recognized all over the world for its benefits on human and animal health. 

 

When CBD enters the human or animal system, it follows the EndoCannabinoid System (ECS). This human biological system (discovered in 1991) is essential to life as it relates messages that affect how we relax, eat, sleep, forget and protect.

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CBD travels through the body by connecting to our natural cannabinoid receptors (found all throughout the body). In each tissue, where the cannabinoid receptors are, the cannabinoids or "CBD" perform different task(s) with the end goal of maintaining a stable internal environment, also known as homeostasis.

 

 

 

CBD is non-intoxicating (does not get you high) and is non-psychoactive in nature. CBD has been assessed to have a low-risk safety profile, thus many people are using CBD as a Dietary Supplement to capture the full spectrum of health benefits.

 

Is CBD Legal?

In 2018, the most important document for hemp legalization was called the  Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This allowed CBD from hemp to no longer be on the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). These legal CBD products from the hemp never contain more than 0.3% THC. The only parts of the plant currently allowed to enter commerce is hemp fiber, hemp stalk, hemp seeds, and hemp oils. 

 

 

Welcome to the end of Prohibition.

 

 

 

 


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