Is CBD derived from marijuana or hemp?
Marijuana and hemp are differing cannabis varieties that derive from the same plant species (Cannabis sativa L). There is an abundance of CBD in both, typically. It’s vital to keep in mind, however, that CBD is usually present in the marijuana seeds and stem versus the flowering buds (the part that is smoked). The hemp plant is a completely distinct strain of cannabis containing elevated levels of CBD, and practically no traces of THC. If a hemp plant contains more than 0.3 percent THC, it is therefore a “marijuana” plant. The vast majority of goods dependent on CBD derived from the industrial hemp plant.
How do CBD and THC differ?
In the central nervous system of the body, THC stimulates the brain via binding to naturally occurring CB-1 receptors. CBD is a distinctly shaped molecule that binds outside the central nervous system to CB-2 receptors in tissues found in cells and throughout the body.
Does CBD cause feelings of being “high”?
No, CBD will not induce feelings of being “high” as it is non-intoxicating. As mentioned above, THC is the molecule that binds in our brain to receptors, and is responsible for the psychoactive effects marijuana is capable of.
How is CBD taken?
CBD can be taken in a multitude of ways, with oils, tinctures, creams, and edibles being among the most common.
Is CBD all-natural?
Yes, CBD is a 100 percent pure chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant. It is not produced synthetically.
What dosage of CBD should I take?
It depends on what you use the compound for, and the strength of the CBD product being used. The majority of people consume a total of between 10-50 mg of CBD per day. (To provide a reference, 1 mL of a potent oil could contain 50 mg of CBD). It is important to read the product label to ensure you are taking a proper dosage.