EDUCATION

Demystifying CBD: What is CBD?

WHAT IS CBD?

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is the most abundant, non-intoxicating cannabinoid or plant compound found in hemp and cannabis flowers. It’s benefits overlap with that of the most famous cannabinoid, THC, but CBD comes without the added “high” or “stoned” feeling.1 Learn more about this magical compound from Project CBD HERE

WHY CBD?

Research shows that CBD is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant compound with a myriad of potential therapeutic effects.1 Scientists are learning more everyday as more countries legalize hemp and cannabis, allowing much needed research to occur.2 In our world, folks share stories everyday about how CBD makes life better for them–better sleep, better stress levels and a more grounded existence. Learn more about recent therapeutic discoveries from Project CBD HERE.

HOW DOES IT WORK WITH OUR BODIES?

Humans have co-evolved with the cannabis plant for thousands of years. Undiscovered until 1988, we have a system within our bodies made to interact with CBD, THC and other cannabinoids from endogenous (within the body) or exogenous (of external origin) sources.3 

WANT TO KEEP LEARNING?

Read the next edition of Demystifying CBD to find out more as we discuss The Endocannabinoid System and its key functions. 


RESOURCES FOR A DEEPER DIVE

  1. Endless scientific perspective at Project CBD
  2. Buy or borrow CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis by Leonard Leinow & Juliana Birnbaum


SOURCES

1. https://www.projectcbd.org/cbd-101/what-is-cbd

2. https://www.projectcbd.org/science/laboratory-preclinical-studies/icrs-2017-report-montreal

3. Leinow & Birnbaum, CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis

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