These days CBD is all the rage. Its’ the “new” miracle supplement. Someone you know may be vaping it. Someone they know may be rubbing it into an arthritis ridden joint, and someone they know may be giving CBD drops to their epileptic child. But is it really a new supplement?
What is CBD?
How Does it work? Is it Cannabis Derived? Can it get you high?
Here, we answer our favorite CBD inquiries…
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a documented history as a medicine dating back thousands of years. Enter Harry Anslinger, and his Reefer madness, in the 1930’s- both cannabis, and hemp were outlawed, and here you are, inquiring about what could have otherwise been on every other drug store shelves with every other drugstore shelf.
Cannabis sativa has two primary species, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but there's a much higher percentage in hemp, which also has very low (less than 0.3%) levels of THC compared to marijuana. While CBD works effectively to ease pain and symptoms associated with anxiety, epilepsy and more- the supplement does not offer the psychoactive effects of marijuana. You will not get high from ingesting any form of CBD, and
June 25, 2018, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognized cannabidiol as a real medicine.This was the first time since the peak of the reefer madness era 80 years ago – when “marihuana” became a crime instead of a cure — that the federal government had given an official thumbs-up for a cannabis-derived product. This “discovery” has lead to a floundering canna-curiosity, and a new wave of people looking to heal, alternatively.