Historically, cannabis and hemp have been used medicinally since the dawn of time, but only within the last several years have we started hearing the internet rumblings about the miracles of cannabis oil, particularly Cannabidiol, or CBD.
Although access to medical marijuana has been expanding for the last two decades, science is just starting to catch up.
A New Discovery
Scientists first discovered cannabinoids in the 1940’s, but it wasn’t until the early 1990’s, when Dr. Raphael Mechoulam’s research team discovered the endocannabinoid system (ECS) within the human body. The system is comprised of tiny antenna-like receptors on cells throughout our body and the signaling molecules which activate them, called endocannabinoids. While the overall goal of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis in the body, it plays a role in multiple physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
Phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids from the cannabis-plant (and others), can bind with endocannabinoid receptors to achieve particular responses.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of 80 or more diverse cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant. Unlike its counterpart, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not create any type of psychoactive effect – in other words, it won’t get you high. In fact, CBD has been shown to block the cerebral effects of THC. Preliminary studies from all over the world have shown the medicinal potential of CBD, and the US Government also currently holds a patent #6630507 on the antioxidant and neuroprotective properties of CBD.
Benefits of CBD
Although clinical studies have been limited in the United States, due to federal law, research by independent research firms in legal states, as well as, universities and research facilities outside of the US have been blazing a trail in understanding the full spectrum of benefits CBD may offer. While CBD supplementation may not be a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone, increasing evidence is showing potential for hundreds of thousands of people who suffer with chronic health conditions.
CBD can be extracted from two sources in the United States. Where they are derived and where you are located makes a difference in the legality of CBD extracts.
Medical Marijuana Extracts - In states with medical marijuana programs, CBD can be extracted from the medical cannabis plant. These plants can be bred specifically to produce high amounts of CBD with low-THC content, unfortunately, they are also only available in states with legal marijuana.
Hemp CBD Extracts – These extracts are made from industrial hemp, not from medical marijuana. The plants have very low THC content naturally. These extracts are legally shipped to all 50 states. Research the legal status in your state and check out our FAQ page.
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