CBD – Cannabidiol

Inside the Wonderful World of CBD – Cannabidiol, you will learn about using CBD as medicine, the science behind it, the facts supporting CBD as a very effective natural medicine, and much more…
Cannabidiol (CBD) has gained popularity in the medical marijuana industry because it has demonstrated positive medicinal benefits without the psychoactive effects normally associated with marijuana. CBD can be beneficial for a variety of different medical conditions. It’s particularly praised for its anti-inflammatory qualities and its ability to relieve pain, muscle spasms and anxiety. CBD is found in most strains of cannabis, but an increasing number of strains are now bred so that CBD is the primary cannabinoid found within the plant, rather than THC, which is best known for its psychoactive properties.

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Recreational cannabis – thc dominant – contains very little CBD

What is CBD?

CBD is just one cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are 21-carbon molecules that block or stimulate endocannabinoid receptors. It’s known that other cannabinoids, such as THC, THCV, CBN and CBD, bind to CB1 and/or CB2 receptors, just as do the brain’s own naturally occurring cannabinoids – AEA and 2 AG.

Many of these cannabinoids have therapeutic value and CBD is no exception. It is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, meaning it does not contribute to the euphoria associated with certain strains of cannabis. It is, however, psychoactive, because it crosses the blood-brain barrier. Unlike THC, CBD can be administered at relatively high doses without undesired psychological side effects.

What are the Medicinal Benefits from CBD?

The big selling point for the surging popularity of CBD has been that it is non-euphoric. The idea that using medication to feel good is not appropriate, unusual or unacceptable seems to almost uniquely apply to cannabis. Tranquilizers, antidepressants and ED medicines are all intended to make us feel emotionally better, even euphoric. While some may not want the euphoria associated with THC and other euphorogenic constituents of the plant, there is the therapeutic consideration of the benefit of using the whole plant (the entourage effect). As with any therapeutic agent the physician will weigh the balance of the therapeutic effects to the side effects.

Companies like Wunderfruit are doing great jobs as innovators in discreet cbd medication.

Cooking with CBD & THC

Using extracted CBD (cannabidiol) to cook with is something you can do with any and every meal, snack, 5 course dinner or dessert you decide to make. The CBD can be mixed with butter, oils, or sprinkled over the top like powder sugar, this gives you endless options to choose from.

Drug Testing for CBD

If the product contains only CBD and has had the THC removed, then an individual being tested would not be expected to test positive for marijuana or marijuana metabolite.
One more topic related to CBD and positive drug tests: Some people may cite a study that says CBD converts to THC. While this is true in a limited scope in the lab, there is likely no reason to be alarmed in everyday life.

Different Forms of CBD

When it comes to using CBD’s, there are many different forms of them, ranging from smokeable flower (buds), oils (to smoke and/or oils for your skin), vaporizers, candies, gummies, lip balms, lotions, mouth spray….. and the list goes on.